Prepare for the Everest Base camp trek for an excellent trekking experience in the Everest region. The Everest base camp trek is the most demanding trek in the world. Around 100 thousand people visit the Everest base camp every year. If you are also planning to have an Everest base camp trek in the upcoming season we are here to make you ready. Before preparing for the Everest base camp trek, it is always important to know that the Everest base camp trek is a challenging trek in Nepal. You need to maintain a high level of physical fitness.
Prepare for the Everest base camp trek by engaging in regular cardiovascular and strength training exercises. It helps you to improve your stamina and strength for the trek.
Easy tips to prepare Everest base camp trek!
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. Walking or Hiking makes you flexible for walking long duration during a trek. If you cannot do gym or hard exercises then walking/ hiking is the best option for preparing the trek.
Running is simply defined as the fastest walking. If you don’t have enough time for walking 2 hours a day then you can manage to prepare the Everest base camp trek by running 45 minutes a day. Time doesn’t matter but you should cover at least 10 kilometers for the best preparation for trek in the mountains of Nepal.
You can choose cycling for improving your overall fitness and endurance. Cycling is the best option as compared to walking and running. Cycling fulfills physical exercises such as the movement of hands and legs. Your entire body becomes active and energetic with proper cycling for an hour. You can choose cycling as an alternative to walking and running.
If you are a good swimmer then it can improve your overall fitness and helps you to be ready for the Everest base camp trek. You should do swimming for around an hour a day before 2,3 months of trekking to prepare well.
You can do fitness training to make your muscles tight and remain stronger for long hours walk during the trek. Training/gym depends on your interest. It is the best preparation technique but not compulsory. You can take training/gym as an alternative to walking/running, cycling, hiking, and swimming.
Acclimatization refers to spending time at a high altitude. You should do a short trip in the 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 the previous trek to do EBC trek. i.e. experience is essential to prepare Everest base camp trek.
After proper preparation for the trek, you should carefully pack all the required clothing, gear, and supplies. You should make necessary arrangements for accommodation in Kathmandu and the trekking site, transportation in Kathmandu to Lukla and return back, permits, and vaccination if necessary.
Clothing to prepare for Everest base camp trek
Down jacket, water and windproof jacket, Long-sleeved synthetic fleece, Thermal underwear. A 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, flip-flops, T-shirts, and Water bottles are essentials you should have with you for Everest base camp trek.
Hire a local guide
None other than local guides have the best knowledge of routes and tea houses of the Everest region. You should contact a local company to hire a guide for the Everest base camp trek.
Make your trekking best with the best preparation of trekking so that you can enjoy each moment of your trek. You can successfully complete the Everest base camp trek with a positive attitude, experience of mountain trekking, acclimatization, and mental and physical fitness. Follow our tips to prepare Everest base camp trek.