Difficulties of Everest Base Camp Trek

Nepal High Trek
2 min readAug 16, 2020

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty, one of the main important information that all interested adventurers and trekkers would like to know about. Around Himalaya, the most popular destination and as well for other exciting adventure is the trek to Everest base camp also, besides the Annapurna region.

Mount Everest 8848 m

Everest Base Camp widely visited the region around Nepal Himalaya, due to its picturesque scenery of world highest peaks and impressive local Sherpa culture, the native of Khumbu the Sherpa known as the highlanders of Everest.

What is the difficulty on the walks to Everest base camp?

Firstly it all depends upon each individual, how fit they are physically and as well preparedness, for the adventure beforehand with past and present medical history.

Actually, it is not that difficult as it sounds and looks from various descriptions of Everest base camp trekking. The only difficulty for most trekkers facing steep ups and downhill, and high altitude gain on route to Everest base camp from the starting town and airport at Lukla. Difficulty can be quite different among each trekker, where beginners can find much stress and tough going uphill for certain hours, and rise of elevation on each day walks.

As long trekkers are physically fit can cope with all types of situations that one can encounter during the trek to Everest base camp, taking at a slow pace with few stops to catch your breath will be wise on high altitude walks.

On the way to Mount Everest Trekking

However, most itineraries do have flexible and rest days to support acclimatization at certain heights, like in Namche Bazaar at 4,440 meters high, spending some days in the same high elevation helps one to get acclimatize. The longest and difficult days for some trekkers are on the second day of the trek going high up to Namche Bazaar, where long winding uphill reaches you to an overnight stop in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge.

The other tough days are a few hours climb to Tengboche, but one will be excited once reaching on top near the beautiful monastery at Tengboche a marvelous spot surrounded by green woods and with towering white peaks with excellent views of Mt. Everest and magnificent looking Mt. Amadablam. If you are looking for trekking in Nepal click here for more details.



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