Everest Base Camp – My Guide

 

The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most famous Trek in Nepal, which is famous for its fantastic mountain peaks and the beauty of the hills. Most of the places to this spot go through ridges and trails, but you would have ample space to rest and have a meal on your way. Altitude sickness is the main danger for trekkers on this trail. Occurrences like earthquakes and landslides are incredibly rare, and really don’t pose much threat to trekkers. People see news reports about avalanches, but these are usually much higher up beyond base camp. Training for Everest Base Camp should include improving cardio endurance, strength endurance, and being comfortable carrying a daypack uphill for long periods at a time. At least 8-12 weeks before your trek, you should begin hiking or taking long walks at least 1 day per week (focus on duration more than distance). As daunting as the name may sound, the Everest Base Camp Trek is not a difficult most trek one can undertake. .The Everest Base Camp Trek requires no technical expertise or mountaineering skills as it is basically a long hike at altitude. While statistics are readily available for deaths of people climbing Mount Everest, there are no official statistics for deaths that occur during Base Camp treks and related routes. These numbers are estimates but out of roughly 30,000 people who do the trek yearly, this is a death rate of about 0.03%.

At an altitude of 5,200 meters above sea level, EBC has a climate that is characterized as a mountain plateau climate, which can be cold throughout the year. The average temperature is 17 degrees Celsius, which is considered the coldest during the year mostly from mid-December to January. Training for Everest Base Camp should include improving cardio endurance, strength endurance, and being comfortable carrying a daypack uphill for long periods at a time. At least 8-12 weeks before your trek, you should begin hiking or taking long walks at least 1 day per week (focus on duration more than distance). The best time to visit Everest Base Camp is either side of the late-May to mid-Sep monsoon season. Late Sep-Nov and Feb-May are the main trekking months with fairly stable conditions, good visibility, and temps at Base Camp getting up to about -6°C. Do not fly a drone or UAV (unmanned Aerial Vehicle). Flying a drone in the sky of Everest is Strictly prohibited. While you can’t see Mount Everest from Base Camp – there are other insanely tall mountains blocking your view – from day one of the hike, you’ll have great views of the world’s tallest mountain so you’ll have lots of snaps of Mount Everest from other parts of the hike.

The itinerary for this trek is the easiest of the base camp routes we offer and if you are reasonably fit and determined we can help you reach base camp successfully. It is a lodge-based trek that allows plenty of time to acclimatize properly and enjoy the views. The last day is long but you are on the way back so a cold beer and some great food are just around the corner or the next corner. This trip starts with an overnight stop in the magical city of Kathmandu, which in spite of increasing numbers of tourists, retains its charm. If you have the energy after your flight makes sure to check out some of the best sites including the temple at Swayambhunath, for magnificent views over the Kathmandu valley, and Boudhanath, the fabulous stupa with the all-seeing eyes.

Symptoms: –

Major symptoms of altitude sickness are severe headache, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, nausea, rapid pulse, and extreme dehydration. If any of these symptoms are seen on you while trekking in the Everest region you should immediately get medical help before it is too late. Because most people don’t suffer any side effects from Diamox, it can be used as an effective preventative measure when trekking to the Everest Base Camp. We still recommend consulting your doctor before deciding to take it.

Everest Base camp – This is the goal. Basecamp is 5364m with just 50% oxygen Because the oxygen levels are much lower up the mountain than at sea level you must walk at a very slow and relaxed pace. Do not try to walk at your usual sea level pace.