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Cruise to Everest Base Camp in Nepal

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The glacier and Everest, the highest mountain in the world

After the hike around the mountains that make up the Annapurna conservation area, I arrived in Pokhara where I was fed up with meat at the Everest Steak House. Two days I was in the city and twice in a row I swallowed a good red and tender garlic tenderloin. They had recommended it to me during the previous trekking and after so many days eating rice and lentils I could not resist the temptation of hitting some good meat bingeing.

I returned to Kathmandu to prepare the visa to India, my next destination, and while waiting for the bureaucracy to make its slow path, I rested my legs a little after more than 200 kilometers kicked by the mountain and then put on my boots again to perform Trekking to Everest.

Trekking to Everest base camp Original consists of a single one-way route that lasts about 17 days plus 3 return to Luckla where you can fly to Kathmandu back. The only possible transport in those mountains where Sherpas and Yetis live is the plane, no roads, no motorcycles, no stories. Only one runway and take off in the middle of the highest mountains in the world. Today most hikers already only make the route from Luckla avoiding half the route from Jiri to Luckla. In my case, I tried to avoid the plane and arrive by bus to the starting point.

Sherpa starting from the initial population of Jiri, from here the roads disappear

Day 0 Kathmandu - Jiri

At 5:30, the Kathmandu bus left in the direction of Jiri from the old station of the capital. If the new one was already chaos in itself, imagine how the old one was! Luckily I had the information written in Nepali and I had no trouble finding the right bus.

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