Everest base camp trek, most popular trek among the most travelers around the world. But how hard is it to trek to the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest is the main question that arises among the travelers. Here’s a small tip you can know how difficult for you will the trek to Everest base camp will be. If you have can walk about 2 to 4 hours a day and used to doing long hiking then the trek is going to be easy for you expect for how well you will adapt to the lack of oxygen at higher altitude. If you are fit one and exercise on a daily basis the trek will be easy to moderate depending on how long and how much exercise per day. But if you are not really a fit one, long hiker or you are not very active with exercise then the trek is definitely going to be a hard one.
Himalayan Scenery treks is an experienced company and we have organized over 1000 Everest base camp trek trip for our clients for past 20 years and our each guide have experienced the trail for multiple times and they have various situation depending on which time of year they trek and how much does the weather affect the trail and your body during the trek. Our guides are experienced and very fit but some of the times they also have felt difficulty while doing the same trek. Sometimes our body becomes sensitive to the air and environment around us which doesn’t let us adjust to the new environment and the trek becomes more difficult. But if you are prepared, exercised, fit and ready to take on whatever it takes to complete the trek then your adventure to Mt. Everest Base Camp is going to be the most amazing, memorable, thrilling and beautiful.
Everest Base Camp Trek distance:
The total distance you will cover is around 130 km when you complete the round trip to Everest Base Camp. You need to cover all these distance within 14 days on the standard. But you have the various option and you can customize your own itinerary if you feel like you will not be able to complete the trek within 14 days. The 14 days trek includes three days acclimatization so that you can adjust with the thin air and lack of oxygen at higher altitude. The hike to Everest base camp is difficult without these acclimatization days as you need to cover a total of 65KM of distance and hike up to an altitude of 5,500 meters. Here are the general infographics of altitude you need to cover in various days while trekking towards Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek.
Everest Base Camp Trek training:
If you are planning for your Everest base camp trek then you need to prepare yourself for the adventure and for the Himalayas of Nepal. If you already are a long hiker and exercise on the daily basis you don’t need to worry but for those who haven’t hiked and doesn’t exercise much, you need to start exercising and should strengthen your muscle of lower body so that you can hike for a long interval of time. You need to prepare your mindset and you need to practice to keep up your pace without breathing heavy. You need to learn and exercise for maintaining your pace and hike as long as you can. Once you have achieved all of these then Everest base camp trek will be a lot easier for you to complete.
All you need to do for preparing your training is to free 2 to 3 hours a day in the morning if possible as must of the trek starts early morning. You need to schedule your training and strengthen your lower body as much as possible. Try regime which could help you increase your stamina. You should focus on your strength training routine like pull-ups, sit-ups, and crunches which would help you strengthen your shoulders, leg muscles, back, and abdomen.
Extra Tips: Train for the hike, buy yourself hiking boots and schedule 1-hour hike in your schedule for each day. You can hike and walk around your city which is very beneficial for your Everest trek. Always relax your mind while hiking and think of great things to do while you will be doing a trek. This could help you on Mental conditioning which will help you throughout your trek.
Everest base camp trek route:
The route to Everest base camp trek is moderate for every traveler. Every traveler with a fit body can hike through the route. But the air is what makes it hard to trek in higher altitude. Every Trek to Everest Base Camp Starts off from flight to Lukla. After you arrive at Lukla you will be passing through various stops by hiking. The hike gets harder as you gain altitude. If you get the right itinerary there is nothing much to worry you can easily complete the trek without any worries. You need at least 2 days acclimatization in your itinerary which will help you adjust to the air at the higher altitude and makes the trek much easier. Everest Base Camp trek route is the same on every itinerary.
The real starting point of Mt. Everest Base Camp trek is Lukla this is from where you will be hiking. There will be no means of transport or anything until you reach base camp. Your first hike will be towards Phakding which is about 7.8 KM and is considered the easy hike in this trek. On the second day, you will be hiking to Namche bazar which is about 10.4 KM for which you will have to hike for about 4 – 5 hours. Initially, you will reach Everest Base Camp which will total out after hiking for about 67 KM in total of 9 days which includes 2 days of acclimatization.
Concluding the route to Everest Base Camp Trek, it is mostly easy for those who exercise on a daily basis and are fit. If you are old the acclimatization should help you catch some breathe while hiking. And if you are not very fit and still want to reach the base camp of worlds tallest mountain you could rather book Mt Everest Base Camp helicopter tour It is suitable for everyone. Now every traveler can dream of being at Mt. Everest Base Camp.
Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude:
Everest Base Camp lies at an altitude of 5455 Meter above sea level and the air around here is very thin. Everest Base Camp is one of the highest trekking routes in the world. The ideal trek route starts from Lukla Airport at the elevation of 2,600 meters (8530 feet). And proceeds to the greatest altitude of 5,500 meters (18,044 feet) at Kalapatthar. The trail includes the treks at the high altitudes and very high altitude.
The route passes through the rugged landscapes with the varying altitudes. If you are planning for this trek collect proper information of the altitude. The basic information about altitude sickness and the trails helps you walk relaxed. Conquering the Everest region will be no difficulty at all.