How to prepare for the Everest base camp trek?

How to prepare for the Everest base camp trek?

To prepare for the  Everest base camp trek you should give at least two hours a day for two months of your trip. Before preparation tips, you should know that the Everest base camp trek is the most demanding trek in the world. Around 100 thousand people visit the Everest base camp every year. While talking about the preparation for the Everest base camp trek, it is always important to know that Everest base camp trek is a challenging trek in Nepal. You need to maintain high level of physical fitness for EBC trek.

Everest base camp trek preparation can be done by engaging in regular cardiovascular and strength training exercises. It helps you to improve your stamina and strength for trek.

Some methods to prepare for the Everest base camp trek includes:

  1. Physical training: Walking/Hiking: You should walk regularly for 2 hours a day before your trek. You can also do hiking in small mountains for knowing mountain walking experience.Swimming: If you are a good swimmer than it can improve your overall fitness and helps you to be ready for the Everest base camp trek.

    Running: You can do running around an hour a day to make you physically fit for trek.

    Cycling: You can choose cycling for improving your overall fitness and endurance. Cycling is the best option as compared to walking and running.

    Training/gym: You can do fitness training to make you muscles tight and remain stronger for long hours walk during the trek.

  2. Acclimatization: Acclimatization refers to spending time at high altitude. You should do short trip in 3500m to 4000m range mountain to acclimatize your body. Acclimatization is very important to protect your body against altitude sickness.  Note: It is necessary that at least once you have reached 3500 to 4000m in previous trek to do ebc trek.
  3. Packing proper gear and clothing:  Clothing is very essential for trekking. You should pack comfortable clothes for trekking. Since Everest region is very cold you need Down jacket, Water and windproof jacket,Long-sleeved synthetic fleece, Thermal underwear. Hat, a pair of gloves and a scarf, Comfortable hiking trousers. (loose fitting), wool-blend socks, running socks or liner socks, Proper hiking boots, Running shoes and flip-flops, T-shirts and Water bottle.
  4. Travel arrangement : You should make necessary arrangements of accommodation in Kathmandu and trekking site, transportation in Kathmandu to Lukla and return back, permits and vaccination if necessary.
  5. Travel insurance:  You should do travel insurance to get support for  any unexpected emergencies or injuries during the trek.
  6.  Take permits: Sagarmatha national park permit should be taken for the Everest base camp trek.
  7.  Pack light: Make a proper selection of clothing and gear to make your bag light so that you can carry it easily. Don’t miss essentials and don’t overload your bag with unnecessary stuff. It will be problematic for you.
  8. Learn about the local culture and customs: Respecting the local culture and customs is important during the trek in Nepal. Make sure you learn about the local norms and traditions before embarking on the trek.

Everest base camp trek preparation is very important to attain the trek. To make your trek successful in your comfort zone follow all the above methods. These preparation methods equally important for Annapurna base camp trek, Annapurna circuit trek and many more.

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