My hiking trip from Jiri to Mount Everest Base Camp was amazing, in general. Still, there were also many unpleasant moments, many things which weren’t luxurious, and many moments I wanted to give up. It’s an adventure, not a 5-star all-inclusive vacation. I knew that, and it’s totally fine with me. However, it was even harder in the end, then I could imagine. This is not a blog entry to keep you away from the whole thing; you should just know what you are getting into and be prepared. In the end, it was terrific, as you can read in my other entries.Read More Jiri to Mount Everest Base Camp – The hard and unpleasant part nobody talks about
Alongside all of the Jiri to Everest Base camp trail are tea houses where you can sleep, they are mostly in small villages or just as single homes on the way. There is no need to sleep in a tent, you’ll always have your room, and the quality is often better than I was expecting.Read More Jiri to Mount Everest Base Camp trail – The tea houses along the way
So, in the last post, I gave you a little overview over my trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp, in this entry I’ll describe the trail in more details. How difficult was it? Was it hard to find, and how long did I hike a day?Read More Jiri to Mount Everest Base Camp – How was the trail?
Before planes and the Lukla Airport, everyone who wanted to visit mount Everest had to start in Jiri. A tiny town in the mountains where the last street from Kathmandu ends. Nowadays, there is Lukla Airport, and 95% of people fly to that airport and start their journey there. They fly in 20 mins over the trail, which takes six full days and is the hardest part on the trek.Read More Jiri to Mount Everest Base Camp – The hardest sports challenge in my life yet
The Mount Everest Base camp is at 5364 meters above sea level. It is an 8 to 16 days hike to get there, and in total, the journey takes about 12 to 22 days, depending on the way how you depart from Kathmandu and which way you go. I’m about to go on this big journey, and the big question is: How do I prepare for that?Read More Preparations for the Mount Everest Base camp Trail