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Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty and Recommended Tips to Make it Easier

Posted By : Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours

Posted On : Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:23 am

You might be wondering how difficult is Everest Base Camp Trek? Well, indeed Everest base camp is a challenging adventure that rewards with excellent Himalayan views, chance to enter the Himalayan lands, explore lifestyle of local inhabitants around Himalayas and mostly the whole trekking experience starting and ending with scenic flight to/from Ktm-Lukla-Ktm. And if you involve in proper trainings and prepare yourself for Everest adventure, you will surely have more fun during this trek with less chances of altitude sickness.

If you are planning for trekking to Everest Base Camp, then you must have known what altitude sickness is all about. In short, altitude sickness is an illness caused by ascent to a high altitude and the resulting shortage of oxygen, characterized chiefly by hyperventilation, nausea, exhaustion, and cerebral edema.*(wikipedia)  This blog explains more on altitude sickness during EBC. No one joins for an adventure to fall ill, so to avoid this illness, trainings and preparation should be taken seriously.

A perfect blend of cardio exercises like hiking, cycling, skipping is recommended to increase your endurance and strength. Ascending above 5000 meters will obliviously won’t be easy, so to make it easier, proper training and being fit is necessary. So, you must be planning to get fit before joining high altitude treks like EBC in Nepal.
In the similar way, you might be aware that Everest trek is not a technical climb or climbing activity and previous climbing experience with knowledge of using climbing gears is not mandatory. You don’t even need to be at high altitude beforehand. However, for training, you are highly recommended to get your own trekking boots and start getting comfortable with it.

Join gym, if you are already joining, then spent more time on incline on treadmill with a backpack. Go for short hiking trips at nearby hills with your trekking boots on and backpack. Sweat more and drink water to feel hydrated. Likewise, jogging, swimming and cycling also helps you increase your stamina. And the most important tip is that you must continue these activities on daily basis; mix up these activities and make it your daily routine.
Following these training tips will adjust your body as you trek to Everest Base Camp. During the trek, walk slowly even when your body can push you further. If you race too fast on the trail, you will be more prone to altitude sickness. So, the key to stay fit and healthy avoiding altitude sickness is to train hard and trek slow.

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