Tips for Successful Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Last Updated on Oct 4, 2022

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Wisdom grows with age, and intelligence develops through experience. The biggest issues we confront in life are those our mind invents. Making a new beginning involves planning because it is a journey. Being lost in the proper direction is a pleasure. The following tips will definately help you for successful Everest Base Camp Trek.  

For many hikers, reaching Everest base camp is a goal. Two base camps are present for Everest; the northern base camp is located in Tibet, while the southern base camp is located in Nepal. It is difficult for trekkers to cross the southern base camp trails since they are rocky, steep, and uneven. According to a proverb, "tough paths often lead to beautiful destinations," Everest Base Camp is one among those. Besides,Everest,the stunning scenery, the Sherpa culture, and the incredible animals are the highlights of this expedition that leave a lasting impression on the travelers.

Everest Base Camp has a suitable degree of difficulty. This trip calls for a person who can remain calm when faced with challenges. Traveling involves taking into account the weather just as much. The finest seasons to go trekking are spring and autumn. It's vital to realize physical fitness so that you won't get high altitude sickness.The elevation  does not make it easier for you to handle the difficulties of the journey and other events, and it also has some effect on how your body adapts. So here are some tips for successful Everest Base Camp Trek.

 1. Select the ideal month for an Everest Base Camp journey

 For trekkers, picking the ideal time of year to go on a journey is crucial. If you have hiked before, you already know why, but even if you haven't, it's still important to choose the best hiking season to start with. A trek to Everest Base Camp is most enjoyable in April, May, October, November, and December. Trekking in September runs the risk of having cloudy weather, but it is still manageable.

2. Pack the appropriate personal gear for the hike

 It is crucial that you bring the appropriate equipment on a high-altitude walk in order to keep yourself warm. Everywhere you go, you must bring your equipment with you. As you ascend to higher heights, the climate varies from season to season and day to day. Warmth of up to 20 degrees Celsius is felt at the beginning of the trip, which gets even more complex due to the high elevation.

 3. Watch what you drink and what you eat.

 For nutritional reasons, it is necessary to eat enough while trekking. When trekking at a high altitude, you burn a lot of calories both during the day and at night. In order to maintain your energy level throughout the day, you might bring snacks in addition to the meals. By eating only at high-quality tourist restaurants and drinking only bottled water while you are in Kathmandu before the trip, you can lessen the chance that you will consume unhealthy cuisine that would irritate your stomach.

 4. Stay Hydrated

 To stay hydrated during the day and night, you should consume more liquids. Drink additional liquids during mealtimes. Including electrolytes in your water is a smart move. Dehydration can result from daily walking for 4–7 hours. There are numerous water options throughout the trail, including streams, tap water, and others. Avoid these resources since they are unsafe to drink . In the Everest region, there are many places where you can stop for clean water.

 5. Check your fitness level before you go

 Your chances of making it to the Everest Base Camp and enjoying the journey will rise if you are in good physical condition. The best preparation for the hike can be to go hill walking during your leisure time. The necessary experience  for a long hike will be stimulated by your short  hiking. It is far better to have a check up with the doctor and get his suggestion about your fitness level.

 6. Walk at slow pace

 In order to maintain your distance, you should walk more slowly than you normally would. The wisest course of action is to save some of your energy for the days ahead that will be even harder. Moreover, you must move gently to prevent dehydration or altitude sickness. Moving slowly can let your body adapt to the weather, which will help you finish the journey.

 7. Give yourself enough time for self-preparation

 Rushing never has any positive effects on you. Weeks before your excursion, you should begin your training. Your body needs a lot of time to acclimatize, so give it that. At least six months prior to the expedition, you should think about engaging in 30-minute, four-a-week cardiovascular fitness training. Each month, lengthen each routine by 10 to 15 minutes, and increase the frequency to six times per week.

 8. Practice hikes

 The greatest way to get ready for the expedition is to go hiking. Learning how your body reacts to strain and how far you can push yourself is beneficial. You'll become accustomed to fighting through the surge of discomfort. Once you become accustomed to hiking, you will have a better understanding of how your body will respond and can plan your Everest Base Camp expedition accordingly.

9.  Hire an experience travel guide

 A sensible decision would be to hire a guide from a reputable travel agency if you want to make your journey to Everest Base Camp enjoyable and convenient. While the porter carries your belongings to the destination, the guide is responsible for making your trek simple by making reservations for hotels in advance and providing necessary information. The travel agencies in Thamel will provide you with additional services, accurate information, knowledgeable porters, and guides at a more affordable price.

 10. Take care of your feet

 A hike can be interrupted by bad blisters just as readily as by altitude sickness. We advise carrying some duct tape or moleskin and treating the area as soon as you begin to experience discomfort rather than waiting until it develops into a bubble.

 11. Don't forget torchlight or headlights

 A torchlight is without a doubt a highly helpful item. No matter who you are or what you're doing, always having a torchlight on you makes life much easier. If the lights go out, a good headlight will allow you to continue your evening smoothly, searching for things in the darkness. Another benefit of headlight is there is less risk of dropping.

 12. Carry your money

 The ATMs in Namche Bazaar and Lukla frequently have a problem. So it is better to carry your money with yourself. You can withdraw your money from the ATM’s of Kathmandu or can have your money exchanged in Thamel. Carrying money will help you in case of emergency. You can also buy the things you like on the way.

 13. Get enough rest

 It demands more stamina to trek to Everest Base Camp. Everyone can become exhausted and worn out from daily hiking. Enough sleep and rest are required to boost personality and courage for the upcoming day. Since hikers rise early to have breakfast, it is always a good idea to get to bed early. Staying up late prevents you from getting enough sleep, which can lead to excessive drowsiness and exhaustion.

 14. Show your respect to local people and local heritage

 The distinct culture and traditions of the Sherpas are introduced through exploration of Everest Base Camp. The people in the area will always be respectful and say "Namaste" when they meet you. Keep in mind to greet them with the same enthusiasm.

 15. Plan for some extra days at the end

 The end of the walk is a better place to keep a few days. Most flight delays from Lukla to Kathmandu are caused by the weather. There may not be a flight for the entire day in rare circumstances. To ensure that you don't miss your international flights back home, you must allow yourself extra time for the trip to Everest Base Camp.

Suman Aryal

Suman Aryal

Suman Aryal is Travel and Tour operator in the Himalaya since long. He organizes tours, trekking, hiking and climbing in Nepal. He loves writing related to travel and trekking in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.