Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

EBC in May Prep

Jump to last reply

In May I'll be doing the Everest Base Camp trip, and am in the process of working on gear and basic research. There are some conditions that are unique to this area- never been to Nepal before- and I'm interested in others who have done this trip around this time who can advise on the weather.

Summited Kili last November, no issues with altitude there but quite clear that this is a very unpredictable factor. More interested in issues such as dust, trail conditions, weather, temperatures at altitude. I just bought a pair of Keen Alamosas for this hike and would like input on whether these with hot hands for feet are going to do the job for the high bits. I over prepared for Kili with some gear.

Experienced folks, kindly add your thoughts here on your "wish I'd have broughts" and "wish I'd known this about the trek." I will be doing a trip report, albeit that depends on how much access I have to technology. As a writer, my best friend in the mountains are pen and paper although I do have a solar power generator for a laptop. Is that worth taking? Input here most welcome. It was bought just for this kind of trip.

I'm a 61 yo adventure traveler and author, other threads on Tanzania, Argentina and this year, Vietnam. Readers of my threads know I've got a wicked sense of humor pointed straight at myself and I suffer no fools starting with me. Some of my best traveling companions show up right here. First trip to Nepal but no stranger to physical challenges. Very eager to collect wisdom as there is much on these forums.

So for starters, what did anyone wish you'd brought, didn't bring, and absolutely rued the fact later? Or was so very happy you DID bring? What was indispensable?
I will be doing lots of research but your personal insights are so very welcomed.
Thanks to all.

16 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 When to go to Japan in April 2015 (blossoms but avoiding Golden Week)
  2. 2 Trip Report RHKKMKs---Just to be copy cats
  3. 3 Planning First Family Trip to Japan - Advice Needed!
  4. 4 A wow spot
  5. 5 climbing in Vietnam
  6. 6 Considering a month in Hong Kong - Feb/15. Any apartment suggestions?
  7. 7 Vegan food in Japan?
  8. 8 3 1/2 weeks in Japan. Do I need dinner reservations anywhere?
  9. 9 A quick breakfast in Hong Kong
  10. 10 Plans for Nepal/Bhutan continued: how does this sound??
  11. 11 Thailand and Southeast Asia - Advice for Lone Female
  12. 12 trip to sapa not taking a tour
  13. 13 Please comment re. itinerary for Indochina
  14. 14 Which Thai island: Ko Phangan, Ko Koh Kao - or another island???
  15. 15 Honeymoon in Nha Trang
  16. 16 Vietnam- when to go to avoid the rain?
  17. 17 Jw Marriott Phuket or Kho Lak.
  18. 18 Japan over the New Year
  19. 19 Crossing Myanmar with own car (Thailand -> India) in Aug or Sep 2014
  20. 20 Can I arrive 5 days earlier then stated on VISA application?
  21. 21 Places to buy Malaysian fine crafts
  22. 22 Craig and Jeane Depart for Australia and Bali
  23. 23 Best way to Shimla from Delhi ?
  24. 24 SIM card
  25. 25 SHOWER IN HONG KONG AIRPORT
View next 25 » Back to the top