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Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

"An enjoyable adventure to Everest base camp overcoming altitude difficulties"

On one of the highly preferred treks around Nepal's Himalayas, every traveler dreams of a glimpse of the world's highest peaks. As well as to visit and stand beneath number one Mt. Everest which rises high at 8,848.86 m / 29, 031. 69 feet. Everest base camp trek beside picturesque scenery of towering snow-capped peaks and dramatic landscapes. 

Trekkers can also explore the local culture in Everest Region, which is equally fascinating and captivating in the harmony of warm Sherpa’s hospitality.

Everest base camp trek difficulty is the main issue for all interested trekkers, and how it should be done. It is not as bad and worse as it sounds or exaggerated by various guidebooks. The only difficulty is due to the gain in high altitude. Where trekkers in the first place before booking the trip should be physically fit and in sound health.

When booking, make sure to collect all the information related to the adventurous Everest base camp trek. Check your itinerary for flexible extra rest days to support acclimatization before heading towards Everest base camp. 

The itinerary chosen with Adventure a One helps you to prepare for the wonderful Everest base camp trek without much difficulty.

It will be much more enjoyable to expect unexpected things on treks sometimes, rather than being too ambitious. Everest base camp trek difficulty can be easier, depending upon one’s positive attitude.

The difficulty exists, not only in the Everest base camp trek but all around the Himalayas. Where trail leads to steep ups and downhills, having few short gradual paths to enjoy pleasant walks. In Nepal's Himalayas, there is no flat or level ground to walk. The only flatland is found around the low warning areas of the southern Terai belt. Nepal is more of a hill and deep valley with mountainous terrain and high Himalayan peaks. This makes Nepal one of the most sought-after and number-one countries for trekking and other various adventures.

The difficulty is part of the adventure, otherwise, it will be monotonous walking on easy tracks. The ups and downhill landscapes of Nepal and the Himalayas make the journey more interesting and provide good exercise. After completing the Everest base camp trek one will be physically fit, as well as losing some weight. 

The attributes and good things of Everest Base Camp Difficulty make one feel strong and in the best physical shape. Where you feel proud and confident to tackle any type of work and assignment, after an adventure in the Himalayas.   

Everest base camp difficulty is how you take it, the only tough part is high altitude walking steep uphill. Which can make you short of breath, taking a slow and steady pace will overcome the difficulty. 

Enjoy the best of your trekking holidays and make the difficulty much easier.

 Is making the itinerary a bit longer than the normal standard itinerary of 11 / 12 days from Lukla to Lukla? Having more days allows you to shorten the walking hours. They're reaching designated overnight stops. It also gives you more time to marvel at the scenic views without being tired or exhausted.

A great way to enjoy and overcome Everest base camp difficulty is to know the terrain. As well choosing the best seasons for the trek as well as checking the right itinerary to fit your accompanying guide and staff also adds comfort in making your trek enjoyable and meaningful.

High Altitude Sickness:

Precautionary measures for altitude sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), first take advice from your guide or group leaders. Drinking much fluid, water, or other warm refreshing drinks averages 1-2 liters a day. Taking a rest on walks avoids shortness of breath and enjoying the surrounding views by taking pictures.

On rest days, take a short hike uphill, walk higher, and sleep low support acclimatization on rest days. Never drink alcohol while heading up, it creates problems and dehydration can lead to serious problems with altitude sickness. 

Do not use sleeping pills above 3,000 m it is very dangerous, and you might not wake up at all. The most serious condition is walking fast at a higher altitude, where one needs to take it slow pace. The critical symptom of high altitude sickness or AMS is HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) water in the lungs.

The other symptom is HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) water in the brain, these are the most serious problems to avoid. Where trekkers require immediate evacuation, by any means of fast transportation.

The best is to bring the victim Down to a safe height, where he/she is better at a certain low height. Some trekking companies provide Gamow Bags, which are pressure inflatable tubes, large enough to fit the person. where air pressure is pumped which brings the air back to normal to cure the patient temporarily.

But overall a sick person needs to be brought down, for a very critical case requires helicopter service. Evacuating the patient immediately to the nearest medical post or back to Kathmandu for proper treatment.


The mountain’s weather conditions can be unpredictable for some days, even in the best seasons of the year. It is hard for the company to predict and advise the best seasons to visit Nepal for its clients.

Nepal has four major seasons, namely,  Spring(march-may),  Summer (June-August), Autumn (September-November), and winter(December-February). Nepal can be visited all year round for various exciting destinations. 

But the best seasons for visitors are spring and autumn/fall when the days are clear and bright with sunshine.

Spring from March to May is one of the best seasons for Everest base camp as well as around the Himalayas. Days are longer with sunshine, late afternoon can get overcast with clouds and light rain. Can expect snowfall sometimes around higher altitudes, but warmer temperatures than in other seasons. The next best time is autumn/fall beginning from post-monsoon of September till November. Most days are mostly crystal clear for views and pleasant walks, but short days are due to sunlight hours. You can expect snow sometimes with a cold wind chill factor from late afternoon till night time, the sun hits late and sets early.

Autumn/fall is considered, one of the best seasons for various adventure activities around the Himalayas, despite the unpredictable weather sometimes. The unpredictable and unfavorable weather conditions can last for a few days. Makes flights to and from Lukla with delays or cancellations sometimes due to bad weather. 

Trekkers should be well prepared and aware of unfortunate calamities related to unpredictable weather conditions around the Himalayan region. 

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