My wife and I are arrive in Kathmandu on the 9th of april, late in the afternoon, and we are leaving back home on the 30th of april - late at night. In the meantime (...) we would like walk from Jiri (160 km east of Kathmandu) to Everest Base Camp, and fly back from Lukla or Syangboche (Namche Bazar) to Kathmandu. So, this is a tight time schedule, that's why we would like to arrange things ahead as much as possible. So here are my questions:
- Is the area between Jiri and Lukla save again to walk? I read something on Maoist control in the past.
- Can I book a bus or a plane from Kathmandu to Jiri in advance from abroad?
- Do I need trekking permits for this trip? If so, can I arrange them from abroad?
- Any further suggestions are always welcome of course!