Everest Base Camp Trek - Access / Local Information
Kathmandu is the gateway for most Himalayan Treks. The Du is an easy flight from Bangkok, a little longer from Hong Kong and a puddle jump from New Delhi, India. You can also cross in to Nepal by land from India.
Kathmandu is a traveler’s paradise. Everything you need is available here. Hotels in any price range, culinary feasts of any world wide cuisine, cheap and fast internet access and a wealth of western bookstores are found in Kathmandu’s honky-tonk backpacker ghetto of Thamel. Furthermore, any trekking gear, souvenir and supplies you need can be had in the myriad of shops around Thamel.
To get to the jumping off point, you can fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Flights can be arranged in Kathmandu. The overland approach for those who have more time is to take a bus from Kathmandu to Jiri and trek 11 days to Lukla including five 13,000 foot passes. It is a beautiful way to get there and you will be in tip top shape for the final ascent to high altitude.