You must know before start Everest base camp trekking!

18 Feb, 2021 Glacier Adventure Company

You must know before start Everest base camp trekking!

Are you considering a journey to Everest base camp trekking. This trek is once in a lifetime for many trekkers and can be both a memorable and challenging experience. Standing at the base of the Everest Himalayan range, the scenery is breathtaking. Trekkers will see majestic Mount Everest soaring above, you full of beauty against the blue sky. Explore the Sherpa culture and famous Khumbu Icefall. Our guide has been many times at Everest base camp. Glacier adventure company hope this topic help planning process enjoyable trek to Everest base camp

1: Flight Diversion to (Manthali) Ramechhap!

Peak season time Kathmandu airport is busy so that most flights to Lukla divert from Manthali - until further notice, take off from Kathmandu. Manthali airport, 138km from Kathmandu and takes 4 to 6 hours drive. You need to prepare to start at 2 or 3 o’clock at midnight. The Glacier Adventure Company makes sure to get flights on time.

2: Prepare for Flight Delays!                 

We try to best ensure your trip goes smoothly as possible, but the Lukla airport is no 4 difficult airports in the world. The Himalayan weather is unpredictable change. Flight delay is common. Prepare ahead of time for delays, Bring a book, some playing cards, snacks, and other comforts to make your time less stressful.

3: Put Extra Days at the End of the trekking!

The Himalayan weather is unpredictable changes. Lukla to Kathmandu flight delay is common. If you have extra days put them at the end of your treks. If flight delay Lukla to Kathmandu and you have extra time can help to miss your international flight back to home.

4: Do not bring unnecessary things, Know Your Luggage Limits!

Kathmandu to Lukla flight has strict weight regulations. Your main pack only weighs 10kg and your own pack is 5kg. Your all equipment will carry by porters up to the mountain. One porter carries 2 members' bags. Each Porter can carry 25kg.  You can find a trekking equipment list on our website. Make your trek more enjoyable and do not carry too much weight. We recommend only important things put in your day pack and keep the rest of your gear in your duffel bag to be carried by porters.

Your Additional bag not needed on your Everest Base Camp treks left at the hotel in Kathmandu.

5: Gave good Training Ahead of Time!

Everest base camp trekking doesn’t take the technical climbing skills necessary to ascent Everest base camp itself. This trek is strenuous and requires physical fitness.  Glacier Adventure recommends doing several practices like cycling, long walking or trade Millwork, etc. 

6:  Bring Water Purify!

The water quality in the Everest region is the best. There is fresh, all water comes from glaciers and lakes, but if you bring filtration and water purify tablet to avoid stomach problems.

7: Bring Cash!

When joining Everest base camp trekking from Glacier Adventure Company all-inclusive. You want a lot of needs on your actual time. There is not accepting all the place cards and very difficult to use the  ATM.  If you bring cash easy to buy a chocolate bar, toilet paper if you want donations, and tips for the porter.

8: Use Sun Protection!

Since you’re hiking in cold weather, many people don’t think about using sun protection. However, at those high altitudes, sun protection is especially important. Not only do you have less atmosphere protecting you from UV rays, but a sunburn would seriously dampen your enjoyment of your trek. Make sure to have good sunscreen for exposed skin, sunglasses protect against sun glare, and a brimmed hat to protect your eyes, face, and neck from sun rays.

9: Take Care Electronics Item!

While Mobile phones, cameras, iPad, or other rechargeable batteries can be charged at Guesthouses for a fee, this is often very expensive, usually between $1-10 USD/hour. Batteries draw off faster at colder temperatures, so you can save battery life by keeping the battery or other electronics close to your body. Please, put these devices in their sleeping bags while they sleep to keep them warm during the night.

10:  Pace Yourself/ SLOW AND STEADILY!

Trekkers exciting when they start trekking want a long walk. Don’t try to see the whole trek all in one day. If you have plans to do a lot, consider staying longer to slow down your pace and follow the itinerary. Take plenty of breaks in between walking. Enjoy mountain views and old Sherpa village.  Slow and steady walking better in  High Mountains. If you walk fast and long way risk mountain sickness. A slow and steady walk is the biggest factor in optimal acclimatization and the best way to maximize your chance of successfully complete the trek

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