Hi all, Im hoping to trek to everest base camp at the end of this year. Just looking for some advice from anyone who has done it. I will only have about three weeks of work, so would I be better off bookng the trek in advance or would I have enough time to book it when I get there. And if I was booking it when i get there, which is the best city/town to book it from. Any other advice would also be greatly appreciated.
Good to know that you are travelling to EBC( Everest Base Camp).
The best season for traveling to Nepal is regarded as October-November. The climatic condition whole over the Nepal is very good and there are many festivals happening in Nepal at that time. Normally trek to EBC is 14/15 days. Three weeks in Nepal its possible to book when you arrive here but also I will recommend you to book earlier because its the main tourist season. The best town for booking is Kathmandu because there are many Trekking agencies here.
welcome to Everest base camp!
Nepal is one of the best destination around the world. You already know that Mt Everest (8848m) is world highest mountain. it is very nice place to visit .Everest base camp is one of the popular trekking destination in Nepal. The best view of Everest is Kalapather (5550m). Your destination is Kalapather rather you also may visit EBC to see khumbu icefall.
Today is world of internet,you should book your trip an advance because it is always good for you. There are so many tour operator in Kathmandu,you select one of the best and then book an advance.
[ Edit: Edited on 08-Feb-2012, at 06:25 by himalayatrip ]
Thanks for the advice. One more question... If i were to book it in advance would there be much price difference between that and booking it when I get to Kathmandu..
There may be variation in prices and its better if you inquire with few agencies and compare the facilities and services.
Congrats! If I understand correctly, you decided to trek to the southern Everest Base Camp on the Nepalese side.
You probably are aware that there is also the northern EBC in Tibet :-). I was there (and on the Nepalese side, but unfortunately not to S-EBC) two years ago.
May be it will help to prepare your trip by reading my impressions from these life-time journeys especially as I'm attaching tons of pictures.
Wish you all the best.
You can start any of these two articles (from both sides of Himalayas):
a) Journey through the Tibetan Plateau from Lhasa to Kathmandu overland with detour to Mt. Everest Base Camp
b) Nepalese side will be either Annapurna (the most famous trekking area in Nepal) . You can also check on Chitwan and Pokhara pages.
[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]