Many people called us crazy – going on a trek to Everest Base Camp just 1 year on after the devastating 2015 earthquake that rocked Nepal. We had been dreaming about doing this trip for many years and we thought that if we didn’t do it now while our bodies were still young, we’d never do it at all.
After months and months of research, we booked a private trek through Nepal Eco Adventure. We spoke with a lot of companies before booking, but we found Nepal Eco Adventure to speak excellent English, very helpful and quick to respond to any queries we had. They were willing to accommodate our personal requests and provided useful advice whilst preparing for the big trip. We also chose a private trek over a group tour so that we could go at our own pace – a move that proved a wise one later in the trek.
In this blog series, we’ll tell you all about the training we did, the gear we packed and give you an insight as to what it was like on the trail to Everest Base Camp each day. We knew this trek was going to be a massive physical challenge, but the thing we did not realise was just how much of a mental challenge it was going to be as well.
The map below shows you where we stayed each night on our journey from Lukla up to Everest Base Camp:
- Everest Base Camp Training
- Everest Base Camp Packing List
- Day 1 – Brisbane / Singapore / Kathmandu
- Day 2 – Kathmandu
- Day 3 – Lukla / Phakding
- Day 4 – Namche Bazaar
- Day 5 – Namche Bazaar (Acclimatisation Day)
- Day 6 – Tengboche
- Day 7 – Dingboche
- Day 8 – Dingboche (Sick Day)
- Day 9 – Dingboche (Acclimatisation Day)
- Day 10 – Lobuche
- Day 11 – Gorakshep / Everest Base Camp
- Day 12 – Pheriche
- Day 13 – Namche Bazaar
- Day 14 – Namche Bazaar
- Day 15 – Phakding
- Day 16 – Lukla
- Day 17 – Kathmandu / Home
Below is the video we made of our trek: