Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek
Hi! I’m Martin, 26, from the Netherlands. I am currently in Kathmandu preparing to do the EBC starting within 2 weeks. All is still flexible. The itinerary I currently have in my mind is Jiri-Lukla-Gokyo Lakes/Cho La Pass-EBC-Lukla en then fly back to Kathmandu. I think the less busy Jira-Lukla trek will be worthwhile to see a bit more of the village life.
I am trying to stick to a low budget but am considering hiring a guide to learn more about the local life and culture. I believe having one, two or three likeminded trekking partners would make the journey more fun and also reduce the costs a bit.
I would like to share the trek with easygoing but well-prepared trekkers. Time is not much of an issue. While I like to hike at a steady pace, ascending at a responsible rate and enjoying the magnificent views is more important to me than being at the summit as fast as possible. I am super excited about this challenge and seeing these magnificent mountains!Reply