Before planning to do the Everest Base camp treks many trekkers they began to search that tips for the Everest Base camp trek. Here we also trying to give some tips for the Everest Base camp trek.
What should I have to know before planning to the Everest Base camp trek?
There are many things to know before to do the Everest Base camp trek. First of all here we talk about where is Mount Everest base camp? Mt. Everest base camp is in North East part of Nepal. Total walking distance of Mt. Everest Base camp is near about 130 KM from Lukla to Lukla , Lukla is the place where there is an Tenzing Hillary airport to Start the Everest Base camp Normally.
The Flight timing to Lukla is around 30 minutes and altitude of Lukla is 2860 M. above the sea level.
The other way of Everest base camp is also from Gokyo-Cho-la pass and trek to Everest base camp, this will add more or less two more days and include another high pass called Cho-la which is a bit challenging route than the normal one.
How many days do I need to trek to be in Everest Base camp?
The normal routes of the Everest base camp trek is from 30 M. fly to Lukla from Kathmandu, however many trekkers they also start their trek from Jiri driving by bus from Kathmandu which is near about 8 hours driving into the hilly area. Starting the Everest Base camp trek from Jiri add 5 more days to be in Lukla more or less.
Acclimatize your body.
Everest base camp trek which start from the level of 2860 M. Lukla after landing into the lukla from Kathmandu is 1300M. Elevation of Everest base camp is 5360 M. During the Everest base camp trek acclimatize your body is vey important,
Take it Easy
Try a low-impact activity on your first day, Enjoy yourself while you get acclimated to the altitude. If you are flying into Denver, Sleeping two overnight in Namche will acclimate your body to 3450 M. before you make the ascent to 3850 and 4300 M. Tengboche or more up This two-step altitude adjustment gives your body more time to adjust.
Drink plenty of liquids such as water and soups. High elevations can cause fluid loss. Stick with water or liquids that replace electrolytes.
Eat Right Foods.
A meal high in carbohydrates will improve your body’s ability to fascinate oxygen, and will give you the energy needed to adjust to the elevation. Avoid too much salty foods – the sodium will increase your blood pressure, which can exacerbate the symptoms of altitude sickness. Noodles and vegetables are more helpful. Alcoholic drinks are not recommended.
Get Medicated if needed.
Medications such as Diamox (Acetazolamide) can reduce the symptoms and duration of altitude sickness. Ideally, Diamox should be taken a few days prior to your trip, but it can also be used on the spot if you start feeling ill. Keep ibuprofen or acetaminophen on hand to prevent headaches.
Descend to Sleep
Sleeping at a lower altitude makes it easier to adjust to the esoteric air of Breckenridge. You’ll feel better and have more energy after a good night’s sleep in a lodge at a lower elevation. Lodging is scattered all up and down the mountains,
Trek with local guide during the Everest Base camp trek.
Many trekkers they avoid the guide or porter for the Everest base camp trek. We strongly recommend to the trekkers to take a guide or at least a porter, supporter. They are not for only showing the trails but they also find you if you have any problem during the trek such as altitude sickness.
Help you to find the accommodations and best food available. will be helpful to give the vision about culture and lifestyle of around as well as your destination. The trails of the Everest Base Camp Trek are well marked and require fewer assist. Porters are helpful if you do not want to carry the heavy luggage while you trek. Use of local guides and porters are a good way to help the locals and as well as country.
Cost of Everest base camp trek.
Cost of Everest base camp trek is totally depending on the trekkers that how they would like to trek. Many mid-luxurious and luxurious hotels have been made along the trails. Food also depend that how the trekkers they would like to choose their foods,
Normal lodges, basic one start from 3 USD to 30 USD per night bit the luxurious hotels are start from 100 USD to 250 USD.
Food also depend and start from 4 USD to 15 USD per meals around. Safe and boil drinking water is payable per litter which is minimum 01 USD per liter.
Internet is also available in few camps during the trek and it is also payable. To charge the Battery and electric device is also payable around 01 to 05 USD. Per device.
Cost for flight to Lukla is 176 USD for one way per person.
Useful link cost of Everest base camp trek
Getting flight to Lukla and Back.
This is one of a most important that how you will buy your ticket and and what time for Everest base camp trek? This is always recommended that you should buy your Lukla ticket with a reliable travel agent, the question is why? this remote flight can be suddenly cancel and delay very often, if the flight is cancel there will be many other trekkers those who will be waiting for Lukla even for the next day so will be very crowded and waiting for the flight, Some of the time even in peak season the flight can be cancel for many days continually. If you buy your ticket with travel agent, you can directly go to your travel agent and claim the full refund even and if trekkers would like to extend this flight for next day they will try to change the ticket on second or third flight, Getting first flight to Luka is very important, the late flight to Lukla has high chance to cancel due to the wind and clouds. Buying directly with online or with airline will delay for refund and can not guarantee for extend the same flight for next morning,
Altitude sickens during the Everest base camp trek.
Mountain sickness is called as altitude sickness is a group of signs that can strike if you walk or climb to a higher elevation, or elevation, too rapidly.
Chance of getting altitude sickness depends on a few other things like how fast you move to a higher altitude, how high you go up, the altitude where you sleep and some other factors.
Symptoms altitude sickness
Fatigue and loss of energy
Shortness of breath
Problems with Sleep
Loss of coordination and trouble walking.
A severe headache that doesn’t get better with medication
A tightening in your chest
If you develop a severe form of altitude sickness like HAPE or HACE, you might have:
Shortness of breath even at rest
Inability to walk
A cough that produces a white or pink frothy substance
The best way you can lower your chance of getting altitude sickness is through acclimatization. That means you let your body slowly get used to the changes in air pressure as you travel to higher elevations.
Treating altitude sickness
If you think you have altitude sickness:
- stop and rest where you are
- don’t go any higher for at least 24-48 hours
- if you have a headache, take ibuprofen or paracetamol
- if you feel sick, take an anti-sickness medication, like promethazine
- make sure you’re drinking enough water
- avoid alcohol
- don’t smoke
- avoid exercise
- Acetazolamide can be used to reduce the severity of your symptoms, but it won’t completely hide them.
Bring right gears for the Everest base camp trek.
There are many parts of your gear which are important for your trek to Everest Base Camp. Most important part of your body during the trek, you need to take care during the trek. Buy a good, sturdy, waterproof pair of trekking boot, buy yourself a good down jacket minus 20 D.C , Get a same kinds of Sleeping bag, Get a good water bottle with water purifier tablets which also a very important part. Get a sun hat to make shade of your face because sun is very strong and powerful around the Himalayans.
Make sure to have in your kit bag. Please bring good trousers, long, t-shirt , sun cram, fleece jacket , A wind proof. Scarf to cover your ear,
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Some more about the trails of Everest base camp trek.
Everest base camp trek can be done within 10 to 16 days, depend which is route you chose. If you choose direct up to base camp and down to Lukla it may take 11 to 12 days, the other option is from Cho-la pass and Everest base camp which is more challenging and take more days than the normal route.
It is always good that if trekkers are fit doing some train for the Everest base camp before the Everest Base camp trek. A useful link how to train for the Everest Base camp trek.