Does your family love hiking and exploring the great outdoors? Do you all love an adventure that will challenge your skills? If you just answered yes to those questions, and you want a unique family vacation adventure, I recommend considering trekking to Everest Base Camp. This is a once in a lifetime experience that will have you making tons of memories with your family. Of course, you must prepare for this hiking adventure. To help you understand what you must be aware of before, during, and after your time trekking to Everest Base Camp, I am sharing a few tips. These tips will have you successfully trekking to Everest Base Camp and enjoying the adventure of a lifetime.
Having the proper gear for your trek to Everest Base Camp is extremely important. During your hike, you will experience frigid temperatures and chilling winds. Add in the warmth from the sunshine and you will discover why layers are extremely necessary for this trek.
It is best to pack a t-shirt, long sleeved shirt, light jacket, down jacket, pants, and warm socks. Break in your hiking boots prior to this adventure to avoid blisters and chafing.
Other must-have items include trekking poles, gloves, raincoats, thermos, power bank, and medications. Sunscreen is another must since the rays of the sun are quite strong as you gain elevation.
Altitude sickness is a real problem when trekking to Everest Base Camp. It is best to arrive a few days before your trek. Staying in the higher altitudes in areas like Lukla and Namche Bazaar will help you prevent altitude sickness. Medications can also be taken to help with altitude sickness.
Not being prepared for the altitude is one of the main reasons why so many people do not make it to Everest Base Camp. Don’t be one of those people who need to head back to the bottom simply because you didn’t prepare for the altitude change in advance.
The trek to Everest Base Camp involves steep uphill paths, high altitudes, rocky terrain, and lower oxygen levels. Training well ahead of your trek is the only way you can build the stamina and strength you need to complete this journey.
The good news is your entire family can train together. This means you will make even more memories as you prepare for this vacation of a lifetime.
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Refreshments will be available to purchase at the shops and lodges along the trail. To avoid making purchases of items you may not want to eat or drink, take your own snacks with you for this trek. It guarantees you will have what you want when you are hungry or thirsty.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp will mean you are eating meals at the lodges along the way. It is difficult to get food to these lodges. Sometimes meats, and other items, will be unrefrigerated for days before it reaches where it is going. Therefore, it is best to skip ordering those items and focus on eating items that do not require refrigeration while on this hike.
Vegetarian meals are safe to eat, while providing the protein you need to keep your strength up for this hike.
Lukla Airport is one of the airports in the world that has flights that are delayed by days due to weather. A trek along the trail to Everest Base Camp can also be delayed due to weather, landslides, and other natural occurrences. It is best to be flexible with your travel dates, so you can accomplish your goal of reaching Everest Base Camp.
These are the best tips I can give you for trekking to Everest Base Camp. There may be others that I am missing, but your guides will share those with you before you head out on the trail.
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