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May 2012 - Trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp

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1. Posted by Night Buggie (Budding Member 16 posts) 4y

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Hey everyone,

I plan to do the 14-day trek with Sherpas to Mt. Everest Base Camp. I was wondering if anyone would like to join me in May 2012? It would be a lot cheaper if we went as a group.

Let me know if you are interested!

Thanks,

Richard

2. Posted by Night Buggie (Budding Member 16 posts) 4y

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anyone?

3. Posted by morro (Full Member 102 posts) 4y

I would if it was May 2013. Sorry buddy. Who are you doing it with btw?

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5. Posted by Jowah (Budding Member 44 posts) 4y

I'd be very interested if it was may 2014....

6. Posted by SwissPokerAce (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

Hi Richard,

I'll be doing the Everest Base Camp trek (planning 17 days) exactly in May 2012 and I'll be by myself too. What are your travelling dates?:)

7. Posted by Night Buggie (Budding Member 16 posts) 4y

Hey Swiss,

I can start any day in May 2012. I any thinking about hiring Nepal Environmental treks & Expedition ( P.) Ltd. to help me trek to the base camp. Pretty much, I'm flexible with the dates. I am just trying to find a buddy or two to lower the costs. Are you set with your expedition?

8. Posted by SwissPokerAce (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

Hi,
I just got my flight tickets to KTM for the 2nd of May, departing the 20th of May. I am planning to travel without a guide, the trek is simple and the path well marked. Just in case it will be possible to hire a guide directly on spot, so you also have a chance to meet the guide in person and bargain for a price. Let me know your thoughts.
Cheers

9. Posted by Night Buggie (Budding Member 16 posts) 4y

Interesting.

Well, I'm not an experienced mountaineer but I am physically fit. I cannot trek by myself for 2 weeks due to limited experience in the wilderness. Do you plan to carry your own food and equipment? As a non-experienced trekker, do you recommend me to book a trip prior to landing in KTM or just arrive in the city and bargin?

10. Posted by SwissPokerAce (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

I have to say that I have some mountaineer experience by living in Switzerland and being in the army helps me in the wilderness and trekking.. Ill suggest to get a guide if you are likely to have problems with high altitude sickness, so you can count on him if you don't feel well. For your wallet the best option is to get a guide after landing in Lukla..but of course is much more easy if you book everything from the states but expensivier..
If you don't find no-one else, you can be sure the tour operator will have other trekkers on list.
I have all the equipment, mostly army gear and army food supplies, and Ill have a tent with me just in case..
I'm planning to get a guide only if once there the weather is bad, otherwise i wont need it.
If you need anything just contact me.