|Kathmandu||Everest Base Camp||1400m-5380m|
|Kathmandu||Dhaulagiri Base Camp||1400m-4748m|
Every person who knows about the top of the world, dreams of feasting their eyes with the vista of Everest- The pinnacle of the world- whether they admit it or not. And the best place to do just that is the Everest Base Camp. But how fit do you need to be to climb Everest Base Camp?
Everest Base Camp trekking requires a fairly fit person. The trek needs to be prepared for. It is best if you could train for a while before actually heading for it. But above all, you need to respect the Mother Nature and Everest trek itself.
You don’t need to be as fit as an athlete, but you must be able to walk good distance without major stops. That is how fit you need to be if you want to go for Everest Base Camp Trek.
A person more interested in dilly dallying than trekking should not sign up for this trek. There have been incidents on this trek when a person who signed up for this trek ended up being airlifted-not for serious medical condition, but because of fatigue. The person called in a helicopter trek to Everest and returned home instead. His trek was short lived. Lack of preparation cost him an experience of a lifetime. And his purse took a fairly good beating.
Here are some of the tips you can use to prepare for a 17 day long Everest Base Camp Trek.
It goes without saying, but you must train your legs to endure a little pain. Some of the workouts to strengthen your body includes:
Other forms of exercise you can get yourself indulged in are as follows:
One thing you need to consider is the altitude you will be on. The trek starts at around 2800m. According to ysnp.gov.np, there is only 90% of oxygen at 1000m, 80% at 2000m, 70% at 3000m, 61% at 4000m and only 50% at 5500m- approximately the altitude of Everest Base Camp.
So, as you would have guessed, it will not be as easy as you thought. But, it will certainly be a pleasurable and majestic experience. Train as hard as you can if you want to be on the safer side. Have an excellent trek. Good luck!