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.
We made a compilation of our drone footage shot during an epic 6-month road trip with our self-converted van through Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria & Tasmania.
Packing your backpack for an upcoming trip is never easy. But wait until you start packing for your Everest Base Camp trek or any other similar trek in the Himalayas. It’s important to be prepared for every kind of weather condition while keeping your pack as light as possible! For your convenience, we’ve compiled a complete packing list with all the essential trekking gear you need for your trekking.
No matter where your next holiday destination is going to be, it is important to plan in advance so that you can make some cost savings. After all, if there is one thing most of us are guilty of, it is spending more money than we need to while overseas. You can use the tips below to save money while traveling no matter where in the world you are heading. This will enable you to save some funds for doing more activities!
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”.
After only a short 60-minute drive, you find yourself on one of the world’s most beautiful coastal roads, better known as The Great Ocean Road. We guess that everyone has already heard or seen pictures of The Twelve Apostles, the series of rock formations that stand out in the ocean. But besides this, there’s a lot more to discover along the way. You pass along the best surf beaches in the world, into thick rain forests where you can spot wild koala’s to rugged coastlines in just a couple of hours.
The travel industry has changed immensely in just a few years time. Nowadays, you don’t just rock up at the airport and start stalking the check-in staff to get that one cheap last-minute ticket. There’s an app for that! You don’t go to the hostel anymore without booking in the hope to get a good price. There’s an app for that! You don’t need to carry around expensive paper maps. Yes, there’s an app for that. Everyone has a smartphone right now, and travel apps help you save money, and make your trip easier!