So, in the last post, I gave you a little overview over my trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp, in this entry I’ll describe the trail in more details. How difficult was it? Was it hard to find, and how long did I hike a day?
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.
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.
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?
Renting a Tuk-tuk in Sri Lanka and be the driver, deciding where and when you go? Taking new friends in and explore this incredible country? Does that sound good? Well, that’s precisely what I did.
How many times were you sitting already in the back of a Tuk-tuk? How many times did you got annoyed by Tuk-tuk drivers? Yeah, I know a lot of times. But what about driving your own Tuk-tuk all across Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka was just amazing. I loved every second here, and I regret not spending more time there. Here are my reasons why also you should visit this fantastic island nation.
Sri Lanka is just so much better than India there are actually hardly things which are better in India than in Sri Lanka, food might be the only thing.
One year Backpacking through Asia and Australia, one year full of adventures and amazing memories. But what does a journey like that cost me? And on what did I spend the money?
Goa was the last place I visited in India. I was there for about one week at the end of September. The season usually starts on the first October, and the rains regularly stop around the beginning of September.