Mount Everest is the highest mountain peak in the world with an elevation of 8,848 meters from sea level. So, trekking to its base camp has become the world famous trekking trail and every year thousands of trekkers and climber visit Mount Everest Base Camp. Trekking to the foothills of Mount Everest is a thrilling experience of lifetime but before going a hike, you should know some facts that will help you planning the best trekking trip in Nepal.
Everest Base Camp trek is a challenging trek and the difficulty level of this hiking trip is high. Due to the elevation and altitude gaining, the oxygen levels decreases and trekkers feel difficult in breathing as the altitude rises. There is lesser oxygen that you required for good body functioning so you feel headaches and sometime may induce vomiting. To overcome this, you need to trek slow and before that you should prepare walking 2-3 hours a day. If you feel uneasy, you can take lots of water and sometime Diamox may help in making easy feeling.
Taking good food, walking slowly and taking acclimatization is the main key tips for you to do Everest Base Camp easily. You will be hiking about 15-20 km each day ups and downs of the hillside during the trekking. Be aware of altitude sickness and consult your trekking guide if there is any problem with you.
There are many factors to consider for the successful trekking to Everest Base Camp such as trekking length, altitude and training are the major.
Everest Base Camp Length
Basically, the trekking length of Everest base Camp is 130km round ie from Lukla to Lukla. This treking length is not much for an experienced trekker to walk but if you are trekking for the first time, you may have difficulty to cover this distance through the Himalayan trekking path. Guided by the professional trekking guide and backpack carried by porters will make your holiday easier. The total trekking day from Lukla to Lukla will be 14 days with the acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.
Acute Mountain sickness is a serious condition that you should not underestimate during your trekking to Everest Base Camp. There will be a huge variation in altitude, ups and downs through the rocky unpaved mountain road from 3,000 meters at lukla to 5,364 meters Everest Base Camp. Moreover, you will hike to 5,545 meters Kalapathar for the beautiful views of Mountains. So, trekkers often take a rest day at Lukla for the proper acclimatization during the trek which is very much important to overcome altitude sickness. Be aware of the symptoms of Altitude sickness along the way.
Walking, yoga and meditation, jogging, swimming and hiking are the some practices that help you during your trekking. Well training plan with the physical and mental preparation is good for successful trekking holidays. So, make yourself ready with these tips for Everest Base Camp Trek. Good Luck!