Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

  • Last Updated on Aug 11, 2022

Everest base camp trek is the most popular trek among 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 travelers? Here’s a small tip you can know how difficult 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 except for how well you will adapt to the lack of oxygen at a higher altitude. If you are fit 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, a long hiker or you are not very active with exercise then the trek is definitely going to be a hard one.

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Himalayan Scenery treks is an experienced company and we have organized over 1000 Everest base camp trek trips for our clients for the past 20 years each guide has experienced the trail multiple times and they have various situations 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 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 distances within 14 days on the standard. But you have various options 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 of acclimatization so that you can adjust to the thin air and lack of oxygen at higher altitudes. 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 the altitude you need to cover on various days while trekking toward 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 don’t exercise much, you need to start exercising and should strengthen your muscle lower body so that you can hike for a long interval of time. You need to prepare your mindset and you need to practice keeping 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 the 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 most of the trek starts early morning. You need to schedule your training and strengthen your lower body as much as possible. Try a regime that 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 a 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 with Mental conditioning which will help you throughout your trek.

Everest base camp trek route

The route to the 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 at higher altitudes. Every Trek to Everest Base Camp Starts off with a 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 of acclimatization in your itinerary which will help you adjust to the air at a higher altitude and makes the trek much easier. Everest Base Camp trek route is the same on every itinerary.

The real starting point of the Mt. Everest Base Camp trek is Lukla which 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 a total of 9 days which includes 2 days of acclimatization.

Concluding the route to Everest Base Camp Trek 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 breath while hiking. And if you are not very fit and still want to reach the base camp of the world's 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 Meters 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 an 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 treks at high altitudes and very high altitudes.

The route passes through rugged landscapes with varying altitudes. If you are planning for this trek collect proper information about 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.

Sarik Shrestha

Sarik Shrestha