Jiri – Everest Base Camp
Hi – arrive kathmandu 21st march – staying at a Thamel hostel called happily ever after for 2 nights. plan on sat or Sunday to get TIM ($20) and snp permit (1000NR) from tourist office then book bus ticket (micro bus rather than local) hoping to leave on 6am bus monday 23rd march to Jiri ( 7.5hrs). I have a map already from a friend who has done this trip solo, I am open to a porter/guide but would like to see how i get on without either to start with (it may be possible to arrange porters at teahouses I think?)
Rough plan jiri-Lukla 6 days. Lukla – ebc 2weeks. Fly back from Lukla (just looking into if prebooking Lukla return flight is best) following roughly the plan on the photo below (obviously not stopping at every teahouse – thinking 5-8 hours trekking a day and also being conscious of no more than 500m/day increase in altitude. Also plan an acclimatisation day or two at Namche bazar.
i am a 35 year old from Birmingham, UK, easy going, well travelled, have a little bit of experience altitude walking and keep fairly active but nothing too amazing. If anyone wants to join me, i have a map I think I can read but probably can’t, the lonely planet guide and my hiking boots. Look forward to hearing from you. 🙂 Lisa. (I am on the right of this pic as you look at it)Reply