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1. Posted by Sep (Budding Member, 3 posts) 25 Dec '04 02:12

Sep has indicated that this thread is about Nepal

I'm planning to trekking to Everest camp base. Anybody has any experience on this trekking ?

2. Posted by Wocca (Inactive, 3745 posts) 25 Dec '04 09:30

http://classic.mountainzone.com/climbing/everest/trek/

3. Posted by yakshaver (Budding Member, 4 posts) 25 Dec '04 12:51

Yes, I have trekked in Nepal five times, threet times in the Khumbu area. What do you want to know in particualr? Have you been to Nepal before? Do you want to trek on your own? Do you plan to hire a guide, or a porter? How much time do you plan to spend on trek? You want to start from Jiri, or fly into Lukla? Have you considered going to Gokyo? I am a bit biased towards Gokyo as an alternative to EBC...

4. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member, 611 posts) 29 Dec '04 12:51

Hi Sep,
Nepal is superb. I went to EBC, also via Gokyo and the Cho La pass, and it was unbelieveable.
You just have to be reasonably fit and active and prepared to live a 'basic' existence for a few weeks - a hole in the ground for a toilet and a shower once a week if you're lucky. But you will not believe how much reward the scenery and the people provide. It's simply amazing.

You will need to read up about AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). You will suffer moderately - everybody does - when you go above 10000 feet or 3000 metres, but as long as you pace yourself and look after yourself - eating and drinking plenty (no alcohol, though) - you'll be fine.

Kathmandu is fantastic, but don't stay long at the beginning of your trip, just in case and attack of diorrhea ruins your trekking! Save some time to see the city on your return though.
Flying to Lukla is an exhilarating experience to say the least, but worth it.
Sherpas and porters can be hired along the way, but probably best to do it in Kathmandu or, better still, arrange it with a group tour company before you set off.

5. Posted by conorw (Budding Member, 7 posts) 4 Jan '05 07:01

Hello,
I'd love to do the Everest base camp trek as well. Can anyone tell me how much it costs? Also, is it safe to go now considering the Maoist insurgency?

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7. Posted by tresham (Full Member, 67 posts) 29 Jan '05 04:40

It's on my list of things to do...before we head downunder. I also want to climb Mt Kilamanjaro (SP???) too and do a safari. So much to see and explore and so little time.... There are some great books out there.....
thanks for the link wocca