Everest Region is the most visited trekking destination in Nepal. The trek to Everest Base Camp offers eye-catching mountain vistas and alluring sunrise/sunsets over them. Additionally, the Everest Base Camp Trekking also offers the great opportunity to learn about the rural Nepalese lifestyle of Sherpa community. The ancient old monuments like Gumbas and chaityas can be found throughout the trek which will make your trip more exciting. Exotic landscapes and lush forests blanketed with red rhododendron flowers are other main attraction of the EBC trekking.
Difficulty level of Everest Base Camp Trekking is categorized as moderate level trekking but stable health and walking capacity of at least 5 hours a day is mandatory. You should plan a trek in favorable season for best experiences in Everest Region Trekking. According to previous trekkers and experts, spring and autumn are the best seasons for Trekking in Nepal.
If you are planning Everest Base Camp Trek or any other trek in Everest Region, then below are some useful tips for you that will help you to make the trekking experience lifetime memorable.
Choose the correct trekking season favorable for you
If you are planning Trekking in Nepal, the weather you pick will play a vital role on how best your trekking experience will be. Autumn and spring are the most loved trekking season in Nepal. These seasons offers pleasant climate with very less humidity so you can have your best time in Nepal Himalayas. The astonishing views of huge mountain peaks are enough to captivate your mind and heart.
If you want a solo trek then monsoon and winter are the best seasons for you. These seasons sees very few trekkers but offers the best views of high Himalayas. So, you must know well about the right trekking season for you.
Train yourself before starting EBC trek
Though trekking to Everest Base Camp Trekking is moderate trek, don’t take it lightly. Walking in the Himalayas is a tough work and you should be well prepared for it. There are also some examples of such trekkers who have completed the trek without any training but previous experiences f trekking in high altitude will help you a lot while trekking in Everest region.
You can go for a short trekking in the comparatively lower hills as the preparation of this trek.
Pack the right trekking gears
It’s very cold in the Himalayas so we recommend you to carry warm gears that will make you feel comfortable during trekking. Sunglasses and sun creams, hats are some things you must carry. For more information please check trekking gears in Nepal Himalayas.
Sleeping bag is essential for all the trekking in higher altitudes.
Cover yourself from harmful UV rays
As you get in the higher altitude, the risk of harmful UV rays increases. So, we recommend you to use sunscreen and sunglasses to protect yourself. Wearing a hat also helps a lot for escape with harmful UV rays while trekking.
Prepare mentally for Trekking in high Himalayas
Not only physically, you should also be mentally prepared for successful trekking experience. You should know that walking in the remote Himalayas is not that easy like your daily walking. As we gain the altitude, walking gets tougher every day.
You must also be well prepared for unwanted disturbances like unfavorable weather or cold days and night.
Walk slowly while trekking
Don’t get excited and walk for too long duration or walk fast in the beginning days. Remember that this is not your last walking day. Additionally, walking slowly also helps in reducing the risk of AMS.
Be careful of Acute Mountain Sickness
Many trekkers living in the lower altitudes highly face this problem in higher altitude. If you feel any difficulty, immediately inform your guide. We, recommend you to not walk too long and dint stay for longer time at high altitudes. Drinking plenty of water is another way to reducing AMS risk.
Keep yourself hydrated
Drinking plenty of water is a great way to reduce mountain sickness. We recommend you to drink boiled water in the higher Himalayas as the water is hard and normal purifier cannot make water 100% pure. Drink cooled water after boiling, either.
Bring some of your favorite treats
Not all your favorite treats are found in the upper Himalayas. Bring some of your favorite chocolate bars and energy drinks which helps you in boosting the energy while trekking and maintain the walking pace.
And finally, don’t forget that you are here to enjoy every small moments. Keep an open mind and enjoy the every little changes in the trail. We are sure that the incredible Trekking trails in Nepal Himalayas will give you many lifetime unforgettable memories.