EBC trekking May 20 to june 10
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Mar 24, 2013 3:45 AM Last Post By: jaydev2001
Mar 20, 2013 5:20 AM
EBC trekking May 20 to june 10Hello friends,
Greetings from Ireland!!
I am an Indian origin living in Ireland.
I am planning to hike Everest Base camp from jiri from 20th May to 10th June.
I know my questions are silly and have been answered by you many times, but would like to get a clear picture before I start from Dublin.
My schedule as follows:-
20th May – arrival in KTM from Delhi
21st - preparation – final shopping, TIMS etc
22 – to Jiri
23- Jiri- shivalaya
24- Shivalaya – Kinja
25 – Kinja – Lamjura La
26th Ringma – Kharikola
27th Kharikola – Paiya
28th Paiya – tawa
29th Tawa – Namche
30th – Rest day
31st – Namche – Deboche
1st june – Namche – Deboche
2nd – Deboche – Dingboche
3rd – rest day
4th Dingboche – Lobuche
5th Lobuche – EBC- Lobuche
6th Lobuche – Namche
7th Namche – Lukla
8th – Lukla – KTM
9 and 10th – Ktm
10th flight to Delhi , Dubai and Dublin
I am late 40’s and fit and hike 20+ kms(per hike) at least 2 to 3 days in a month on hills. I been in Nepal, Tibet and most of Himalaya in Indian side. The above schedule is not fixed and I need to make it short if possible. I have the following questions:-
1. As I know the weather can NOT be predicted during end of May and june, However, am in late to start my schedule due to mansoon? What will be the weather and temperature during this period
2. Since I am in Dublin, could anyone suggest the best travel insurance policy for EBC?
3. I’ve almost all gears with me except a sleeping bag. Can I rent? Or do I need a sleeping bag?
4. I would like do some photography and planning to hire a porter to take my gears, therefore, please mention the cost to hire a porter.
5. TIMS and other required licence for EBC trekking
6. Flight from Lukla to KTM – Is it necessary to book in advance?
7. Food and Accommodation cost per day?
8. I have an etrex30 –garmin and would like to get a map of Nepal and India. Any idea where I can buy the map?
9. Finally anybody hiking to EBC on this schedule?
Your comments and replies would be highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
Mar 20, 2013 5:57 AM
1Regarding the Jiri to Namche stretch, there's no need to stick with a strict itinerary as there's a lodge every half an hour or so on the whole trek. So basically, start walking in the early morning and walk as long as you can and whenever done/exhausted, take the next lodge to crush. If very fit you could thereby save a day if you walk 10 hours a day instead of 7-8
3 Sleeping bag is one of the most crucial items. It can get very cold at night. I nevrer rented any gear; it's surely possible, but i like to know what i have and prefer my own bag.
8 you can buy a map in Kathmandu. They are for sale all over Thamel.
Mar 20, 2013 9:59 AM
2A few answers:
1) Yes, it's a bit late to start the trek so plan on getting wet or being snowed on. Waterproof boots a must.
4) Plan on about $20/day for a porter-guide, a bit less for a porter. However, I'd want a PG with some English, and porters usually have no English skills. OTOH, if you speak Hindi you can likely make yourself understood.
6) It's best to estimate your return date and make the reservation in KTM. Once back in Namche you can call to Lukla to confirm for the next day
7) Plan on $30/day overall as a good estimate. Below Namche it will be a lot cheaper, but above it gets more and more expensive. Take plenty of rupees with you.
8) No GPS maps are available for Nepal, and evern if there were they would not be that useful. You can get paper maps in KTM, and record the waypoints in your GPS as you go. GPS coords taken from maps will be off.
Mar 20, 2013 5:15 PM
32. True Traveller offer good value policies and their reoutation sooms OK.
3. A sleeping bag is necessary at higher altitudes even at that time if year. Renting is cheap (less than $1 per day). Plenty if good gear available in KTM but some tat too. Good gear shops will have a range if bags so will have one to match you and the trip.
4. $15 is a common daily cost for a porter which includes food, accommodation and insurance when hired from an agency. Food is getting more expensive for Nepalis in the Khumbu so it might become more difficult to get a porter for $15.
5. As well as the TIMS card a national park ticket is required; 3000 rupees (about $40
6. It's not high season which suggests booking in advance might not be necessary but I would do as suggested above; book before the trek and change the flight date if necessary. Note that flights can be delayed by adverse weather.
7. As said, $30 is a ballpark figure, possible to trek for kless if you are being frugal (not too much chocolate, fizzy drinks, beer.
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