Lukla to Everest Base Camp (on/around 11 Feb to 03 March 2014)
I’ve semi- completed this same trip back in February 2009. Went solo, but ended up trekking with a guy from Poland who got altitude sickness. the symptoms were slight at first, then got mid-evil at Gorac Shep. we tried to evacuate him- but he kept refusing the helicopter due to a lack of funds. needless to say, my trip was cancelled due to the over whelming act of saving the life of a fellow trekker. now I have another opportunity to try again in February.
What: Trekking from Lukla to Everest Base Camp
When: 11th February thru to 3rd of March.
Why: Low Season, fewer people, warm low/cold high
Accommodation: Tea Houses, Local cuisine & Porter
Cost: Figure 3,000 Rupees a day for Tea houses/Food/Hot Shower.
Route: Lukla, Pakding, Monjo, Namche Bazaar, Tingbotche, Dingbotche, Lobuche & Gorac Shep. this is flexible, we can make more stops.
Time: 10 Days trekking to Gorak Shep is about minimum (depending on fatigue level) then 4 or 5 days to trek out is pushing it.. Exiting is usually faster- Were going down in elevation, no need to worry about altitude sickness.
About me: I’m a non-smoker, non drinker, easy going & semi fitness freak oriented. Currently living in Bangkok Thailand. Also, in my arsenal of goodness is a 20 year history of surgical nursing experience (Orthopedic clinic) and various other training achievements under my belt. (retired just 2 months ago)
Lets break the ice & organize a trekking experience in Nepal.