Classic EBC Trail – Jiri to EBC possibly via Gokyo and 3 passes and back to Lukla or Jiri
Hi, my names Dale, I’m a 30 year old engineer from Leeds, England. I’ve been travelling around Asia since last spring, and I’m now planning to hike to the Everest base camp from Jiri. I am hoping someone on here might be doing the same and want to split the cost of a guide. I’m not an athlete but I have been hiking British mountains regularly most of my life and crossed the Grand Canyon in three days last spring.
My plans are very much open and still being formed. If you’re considering flying into Lukla, instead join me at Jiri to hike the “classic” trail to EBC. Below is an itinerary I lifted from a post and edited slightly with options depending on conditions and tiredness. I would like to hike up to Namche then possibly do the 3 passes, EBC and Gokyo. The way back depends on how tired we are.
The shortest option would take 21 Days (Approx.) and the longest 30 days (Approx.)
Looking forward to this incredible experience,
Jiri – EBC Itinerary
1 Hike to Deurali or Bhandar if poss.
2 Kinja by Midday, Sete by night
3 Junbesi by night
4 Rest day, can visit Thubten Chholing largest monestry in Nepal
5 Ringmo by Midday, Manidingma (Nunthala) by eve
6 Bupsa by eve
8 Namche Bazaar
9 Rest day
10 Tengpoche monastery, Deboche by Eve
12 Rest Day
14 Rest Day
15 Gorak Shep, day trip to Kala Pattar for Everest view
16 Hike to EBC, then back down to…..
Option A (tired):
17 Namche Bazaar
19 Fly back to Kathmandu OR…
25 hike back to Jiri (approx 7 Days)
Option B (scenic route):
19 Rest Day – side trips to Gokyo Ri and scoundrels viewpoint
Option B1 (tired or bad weather):
22 Lukla Airport OR…
29 Jiri 7 day hike
Option B2 (good weather):
20 Lungden or Marulung (tough 10 hour hike, weather depending)
23 Lukla Airport OR
30 Jiri 7 day hike