Everest Base Camp Trek

Hello,

My name is Andrew and I am looking for a partner(s) to join me on an independent trek to Everest Base Camp. I’m keen to take advantage of tea houses on the way and make a route that is achievable and enjoyable.

I would be really interested in making contact with anyone interested in the same plan. At the moment I have a hard cut off date of finishing the trek by the end of April and could start as early as March.

I’ve done a lot of trekking in the past including in Chile, Argentina, Peru and the UK and looking forward to the challenge of Everest Base Camp.

Hope to hear from likeminded trekkers soon.

Regards,

Andrew

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  1. Hi Andrew,
    Awesome to hear your plans – and I’m fascinated by your South America adventures, also. That’s the next ‘territory’ for me.
    At the moment I fly into Kathmandu on the 11th, however there’s a ‘chance’ (not thanks to professional commitments, and thanks to flexi tickets), that I’ll be pushing it back a week.
    What’s your departure date at the moment?
    I’m like you – looking for enjoyable, achievable, and have a budget that similar (can be lower, can be higher).
    Look forward to hearing about your movements,
    Clara
    (P.S. Look for my trip on TrekkingPartners to see more about my plan)

  2. Hey Andrew,

    My name is Meredith, and I’m an American currently studying in the UK. I’ve booked my flights over to Nepal 21 March – 10 Apr. If you’re still planning on making the hike during that time, it would be great if we could get in touch. I’m currently heading over independently but would like a hiking partner or at least to know someone who will be in the area! We can talk more if you’re interested.

    Thank you,

    Meredith

  3. Hi Andrew, How are you doing?

    I am Rico and like you we will do the Everest Base Camp trek, but a little bit later.

    At the same time we would to ask you some questions and it would be great if you could answer them before your trek to the EBC.

    I wish you all the best for your trip to Nepal,
    Rico

    Questions:
    1. Is it possible to hire a porter in Lukla?
    2. How high is the fee for porter for a day?
    3. Does this fee also include the accommodation, food and insurance of the porter?
    4. How many kilograms can a porter carry (max. 15 or 20 or xx)?
    5. How much are meals and water (boiled or bottled) close to the Everest base camp?
    6. Do you need crampon or climbing iron on the trek?
    7. How can you book accommodation along the trek before the trek or while being on the trek?

    • hey Rico,
      1. no problem to hire porter in Lukla! Normally you can get porter trough guest house owner, that you better to get connect with before starting trekking because you need to have a contact of someone who will help you with ticket on the way back.
      2. it’s up to 15 usd
      3. yes but… if you want your porter to have insurance and you trek responsibly you need to hire him few days in advance trough agency in Kathmandu. They will get porters id details and make the insurance.
      4. max 20 kg
      5. bottled water 350 nr. but better to use tab water+purification tabs
      6. no
      7. if you have staff they will take care of booking the accommodation, if you are trekking solo you will chose on your way. it doesn’t make sense to book in advance
      good luck!