Jiri to Mount Everest Base Camp – The hard and unpleasant part nobody talks about

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.

Jiri to Mount Everest Base Camp – The hardest sports challenge in my life yet

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.

Packing List for the Mount Everest Base Camp Trail

In my last post, I described the steps of preparation you have to take before you can hike the Mount Everest Base camp trail. One of the most important things is to get a proper lost of things you need and then buy them. Here is my list, but I would highly recommend to read some other blogs about the topic and form your list, I’m a guy and might need some other things like a girl, or you might do a shorter trek so the things you need might vary.

Preparations for the Mount Everest Base camp Trail

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?