For almost a decade, we’ve been organizing excursions to Everest Base Camp! We’ve honed our route over the years to ensure that our clients have the highest possibility of reaching Base Camp. We offer the perfect staff, schedule, and information for your journey in the Himalayas. Ian has summited Mount Everest and guided more than 35 excursions to Base Camp. We have the information you require and are available five days a week to ensure that you receive it. If you’re interested in joining one of our treks, please contact us right once.
Prepare for your trip by exercising beforehand.
The journey to Everest Base Camp is not a difficult one. To accomplish the hike, you don’t need any previous technical climbing knowledge or even altitude experience. To complete the hike and truly enjoy the experience, you must be physically strong and have exceptional strength, conditioning, and endurance. It will be extremely difficult to complete the walk if you have not trained your body to resist the strains of persistent strain at high altitude. This puts your safety, the safety of our employees, and the safety of others around you in jeopardy.
Prepare your mind
You may need to prepare for life in the mountains depending on your level of comfort with the outdoors.Camping, bugs, dirt, baby wipe showers, and going to the bathroom outside may all be part of the adventure! All of our lodging on our climb to Everest Base Camp is in modest tea houses run by Sherpa locals. In a twin-shared room, you will have a bed to sleep in (perhaps not the most comfortable bed in the world, but a bed nonetheless). You will only be sleeping outside if you are on one of our Sleeping in Base Camp Itineraries. Then you’d have to spend one night in a tent!
Use the Correct Equipment
For your climb to Everest Base Camp, you’ll need the correct equipment. We won’t go over every piece of equipment you’ll need for the trip here. If you join up for one of our excursions, however, we will send you a detailed kit list with illustrations of each item. You can also watch our video on packing. Here are a few points that we believe should be highlighted. When you’re going to be walking for twelve or thirteen days in a row, don’t scrimp on your footwear. Purchase a pair of durable, waterproof trekking boots and break them in before departing for Nepal.
It’s Crucial to Stay Hydrated
Drink, Drink, and Drink some more! At altitude, water is your best buddy! It’s critical to stay hydrated while you’re at a high altitude. At altitude, your body dehydrates significantly more quickly. As a result, you must refill your fluids and consume far more water than you would at home. When you’re at altitude, we recommend consuming 4 to 5 liters of water every day. This tip can help you avoid altitude sickness and keep you feeling well throughout your vacation!
Be Unafraid of a Minor Headache
Many people find ascending to a higher altitude challenging. It’s almost certain that you’ll acquire a headache at some point during your journey. It’s critical to learn how to deal with these headaches without allowing them to worsen or ruining your trip. Tip 4’s recommendation is one of the most effective strategies to combat these problems. While in the mountains, drink plenty of water. Dehydration is one of the most common causes of headaches in the mountains, thus drinking water can significantly reduce or eliminate your headaches.
The importance of acclimatization
When embarking on a multi-day trek, such as to Everest Base Camp, keep in mind that you are running a marathon, not a sprint. Acclimatization to the low amounts of oxygen in the mountains takes time, as your body adjusts to the lack of oxygen gradually. All of the high-altitude research implies that spending additional time at the key acclimatization stage of 3,500 meters/11,500 feet is essential. This height may be seen in Namche Bazaar, a town on the Everest Base Camp route. All of our Everest hikes include three nights in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. This is critical to your mountaineering success.
Maintaining a Slow and Consistent Pace
The speed at which you walk while on the trip is really crucial! When traveling to high altitude, your goal is to get from point A to point B with as little effort as possible. As a result, you should maintain a calm and steady speed during the journey. Each party of ten trekkers is accompanied by four guides. This is because the most vital aspect of the journey is your safety. One of our guides will be at the front of the line, another at the back, and the rest will be scattered along the line. They are setting the pace, and you will not be able to keep up with them.
Protect Yourself from the Sun
The lower the level of UV protection you get the higher you go in altitude. The sun can be harsh on the path on some days, providing you with solar radiation from its intense rays. Staying out of the sun will not only help you avoid wrinkles and skin cancer, but it will also increase your chances of making it through the hike. You become dehydrated when you get burnt. As previously said, dehydration at high altitude is one of the key reasons why individuals fail in the mountains. Of course, there is no protection against those powerful rays when strolling throughout the day, but you should take every precaution to reduce the unpleasant emissions.
If you have extra room, bring treats for the neighborhood kids.
The fact that you are trekking through local villages where people live is one of our favorite parts of the climb to Everest Base Camp. Although the weight limits on the walk are rigorous, we encourage bringing treats for the local children anytime you have spare space/weight! Crayons, coloured pencils, books, markers, pads of paper, coloring books, or tiny toys are some recommendations for items to bring. Any small gifts you bring would be greatly appreciated by the youngsters. We advise against bringing chocolates or treats for the kids and instead encourage them to focus on learning resources. This simple gesture will undoubtedly add to the trek’s memorable moments!
Have a good time!
The most important thing to remember is that you are embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure! When going on a hiking journey like Everest Base Camp, there is always a lot of free time. With the exception of a few longer days, you typically walk between 4-6 hours each day and hence have plenty of time when you arrive at the tea houses to relax, rest, and laugh with your fellow trekkers. This time is vital to have during your journey since it helps you stay cheerful and relaxed rather than nervous and uptight.