Doing the Everest Base Camp Trek requires some planning, especially if you choose to do it independently. We don’t like to plan ahead, but one of the most important things of the trek is to plan your itinerary at least a little bit. The most important reason for doing this is to make sure you have more than enough time on the trail and don’t go too fast! Here we share with you our itinerary, what we think is the best Everest Base Camp trek itinerary to make it to EBC while avoiding the chance of getting altitude sickness.
Everest Base Camp
The Everest Base Camp trek is possibly one of the world’s best-known hikes, but it’s also known as a really tough one. Most people that do this trek hire a guide and/or porter to support them during this 2-week trek. But having a guide is not necessary to make it to Everest Base Camp and back. Doing it on your own has plenty of benefits and isn’t hard to plan either. We’ll give you all the information you need to know to successfully complete the Everest Base Camp trek without a guide on an affordable way.
If you are in Kathmandu and are planning to go trekking independently in the Himalayas, then you’re probably looking at the options of getting to your starting point. For most people, and especially if you’re planning on trekking to Everest Base Camp or Gokyo Lakes, your starting point is Lukla. We’ll give you all the information you need to know about flying to Lukla, also called “The World’s Most Dangerous Airport”.