Nepal Travel advice
What’s it like trekking to Everest Base Camp /ebc hike ?
Aside from breathtaking scenery, travellers to the region can experience unique Sherpa culture by visiting old monasteries in Khumbu and museums along the way to ebc trek. Days are filled with walking for the sheer pleasure of it, past colourful prayer wheels and across swing bridges straight out of an Indiana Jones movie, while evenings are rewarded with hot food and conversation with like-minded people around the dining-room fire.
The heady mix of natural beauty, fascinating culture and a personal sense of achievement, as well as warm Nepalese hospitality from the people of the Solukhumbu region, makes the Everest Base Camp trek one of the world’s most unforgettable.
When should I make the trek?
From End February to May and from frist September to December. It gets hot in May, just before the monsoon season; be prepared for possible rain. December reaches below-zero temperatures but the days are still beautiful and there are fewer trekkers (but remember to wrap up warm in the evenings).
How do I get in shape?
Nothing can really prepare you for the trek’s/ hikes extreme hills and altitude of up to 5545m. But don’t be put off – people with average fitness can do this hike. ‘Slow and steady’ is the key to achieving, and enjoying, your trek.
Prepare with cardiovascular training several times a week: cycling, swimming, hill climbing and lots of walking. Aim for a five-hour walk once a week. Seek out hills or find a tall building and repeatedly walk up and down the stairs.