Everest Base Camp Trek Tips
The Everest Base Camp Trek: could you do it? Could you conquer it, on your own, independently and with two kids? That's what Ronnie and Any Jones have done. When most people attempt the Everest Base Camp hike, they buy loads of equipment and/or hire a tour company and guides to help them make it happen. Not the Jones family. In this episode, we talk to them about how they managed to do the Everest Base Camp Trek on their own, without porters or a travel agency.
If you've ever dreamed of Everest Base Camp hike, then listen in. It's not for the faint of heart, but they loved it so much they've made new plan to hike the Himalayas again.
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The Everest Base Camp Trek - Independently & With Kids
The Everest Base Camp Trek. AKA the "EBC." Many try it. Many fail. Hiking the Himalayas is a challenge for anyone. Hiking the Himalayas as a suburban family with no prior experience? That's another thing entirely. But that's what Ronnie and Any Jones decided to do. It was one of the most meaningful experiences their family's had thus far in their adventures.
The Everest Base Camp Trek (a.k.a. the EBC) is no small feat, but once they decided to take on the challenge, they found a way to make it work. In this episode, I talk to Ronnie and Any about how they planned their Everest Base Camp Hike. We discuss why they chose to do the Everest Base Camp hike independently rather than going through a large and expensive travel agency.
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IN THIS EPISODE
03:07 The Family RV that started it all 07:11 Arriving in Nepal & illness 12:20 The Most Dangerous Airport in the World 14:41 Altitude Sickness when hiking in the Himalayas 21:06 Planning & Resources for Hiking in the Himalayas 23:46 Training for the Everest Base Camp trek 26:39 Money & Hiking the EBC Independently 43:00 Things to You Need to Hike the EBC 53:12 The Positives of Doing the Everest Base Camp Hike together ABOUT
Names: Ronnie and Amy Jones, and their two sons Hold passports from: USA Type of travel: RV Travel, Trekking, and Long-term Travel A few places they've been: US National Parks, Bali, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Nepal, and others IN THEIR BAGS
Buff Headwear for sun protection Bentonite Clay Capsules and Dr. Schulze's Products for digestive issues LINKS & RESOURCES
They used this blog post a lot while planning The highly suggest Shona's Alpine Kathmandu for outfitting yourself (no website). He describes it in more detail in the podcast. FIND THEM ON
Where the Jones YOUTUBE channel! Hiking The Himalayas with Kids
Meet the Jones family. Less than a year ago, they were living in the United States (St. Louis, MO.) with only a Canadian Stamp in their passport. Fast-forward to the present, and they've been on the road, traveling in Asia for nearly nine months. Most of that time was spent traveling in Southeast Asia, but they had one crazy idea: walk the Everest Base Camp Trek. Unlike many who do the Everest Base Camp Trek, they decided to do it on their own. They arranged flights, acquired gear and stayed in Nepalese tea houses along the way.
They planned their Everest Base Camp hike as they traveled so that by the time they reached Nepal, they were ready. Here's how it went down.
Before the Everest Base Camp Trek — a Prelude
Long before the Everest Base Camp hike became a dream, the Jones family was living in St. Louis, Missouri in the United States. Yet they had aspirations to see more of the world. Their first step was to sell their stuff, buy an RV and travel around the US, visiting National Parks. As they traveled, hiking and trekking became somethi