Our goal is not to put anyone off doing the trek, but rather help you identify if this is an investment suited to you physically as well as mentally.
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'Hard' in different ways
Trek distance and elevation
The start of your Everest Base Camp trek
Break from the crowd
14-day trek itinerary
The oxygen level at Everest Base Camp is roughly half what it is at sea level, so every mile trekked here is a BIG effort!
Return via helicopter itinerary
What does the trail look like?
Training for Everest Base Camp
Cardio and strength training
Hiring a porter
I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again.
Mental and health challenges
Delays at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, usually because of uncooperative weather Not being able to trek for a day, or even days, as a result of poor weather conditions Suffering from headaches as a result of the extreme altitude Developing severe mountain sickness and having to descend without completing the trek Injuring yourself and having to abort the trek
Be prepared for the challenge mentally
Very cold temperatures
Narrow suspension bridges
Cleanliness can be challenging
Limited food choices
Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty.