Mt Everest Base Camp trek FAQs- Everest trek tips

Maybe you have a had a lot of questions about Everest base camp trek before you plan to do the trek to Mt Everest base camp or even t...


Maybe you have a had a lot of questions about Everest base camp trek before you plan to do the trek to Mt Everest base camp or even train for it. Here, we listed a huge collection of trekking tips to help you plan a safe, healthy and amazing trip to Everest Base Camp.


Q: Is it safe to do a trek at Everest base camp?

AYes and no. Altitude sickness can easy to kill travelers, but it has less possibility to happen. If you spend some time on getting acclimatized to high altitude properly, you will be fine. Besides, travelers may have off the trail either by accident or knocked off by a yak but this isn’t a serious issue if you are careful enough and always give yak and other animals the right of way.

 

Q: Are Everest Base Camp treks challenging?

A: It is a moderate level hike. In general, Everest base camp trek is a more available option than climbing Mount Everest, but high altitude and extreme weather condition is the main reason why Everest Base Camp treks are hard to do. If you are good at your fitness level, it won’t be so difficult to complete it. For someone with little or no trekking experience, you can do some training before you go. Maybe it is not difficult for you to walk on a plain terrain, but you will feel pain when you walk uphill with a pack on the back. Therefore, you have to be good at walking uphill which requires strong legs, especially calf muscles.

 

QHow likely is altitude sickness?

A: Unless you are unlucky enough to be unable to acclimatize to high altitude or to do strenuous exercise at high altitude for some reason, such as having sickle cell trait. Also, people vary widely in their ability to tolerate high altitude, but most can successfully acclimatize and not get altitude sickness if they follow a conservative approach. The key way is to raise the elevation that you sleep at as slowly as possible. What’s more, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of altitude sickness by taking Diamox. You need to note that you do have to pay extra attention to hydration when you use Diamox though because it increases urination. Obviously, First of all, you need to consult with your doctor about all this.here are some useful tips on how to prevent Altitude Sickness at Everest base camp.

 

Q: should I arrange to trek in the spring or the fall season?

A: Both seasons are the best time to do a trek. In the spring, most of Mt Everest climbers will land on Everest base camp and get ready to climb the Mount Everest. In the fall season, there is a good chance for you to see the best state of Mt Everest between the monsoon passes.

 

Q: Should I take some cash on the trek?

A: Yes, although the local, large hotels and tourist stores will accept credit cards such as American Express, Diners Club, JCB, Master, and Visa. It is necessary for you to take some cash to deal with some payment. If you are traveling with a travel agency, you will not need as much cash as those trekking solo, but you will need to budget for meals, special local products.

 

Q: How busy are the trails on the trek?

A: when you travel in the peak seasons, the trails will get a little crowded in some stretches. Many travel groups are around 10-12 tourists. You will pass yaks, porters, and locals along the way as well. However, there are plenty of stretches where it will feel like it is just you and the blue sky, vast grassland, magnificent Himalayas.


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