Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Everest trekking route is one of the most difficult treks in the world. A number of trekker who has already walked in the mountains of Nepal only knows about the difficulty level of this route. This trek is for the nature lover and the one who seeks to achieve a certain level of spirituality among them. This trail is a moderate-level trek that can be completed by any person with an average level of fitness. The trek requires no technical expertise or mountaineering skill. You will enjoy the trail at its best only if you are fit. For trekking in this route, trekkers want to trek to the base camp of the highest mountain on the earth. You will have an opportunity to know something about the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Himalayan people.

While talking about the difficulty of the Everest base camp then there are many aspects that bring many hassles during trekking. Looking according to the geographically it is on the high land so trekking on high land itself is also difficult. There are so many hurdles and difficulties that we have to face during trekking. Some of the difficulties we have to face during the time trekking are as follows:

Mountain Altitude

Altitude is one of the most challenging aspects of every route trekking. Most of the trekking route lies in the Himalayan part of Nepal.  So altitude is a common difficulty on every trail. In the Everest base camp maximum, we have to trek at the altitude of 5545m at Kalapatthar and overnight on the EBC trek. After 30m flight from Kathmandu valley, we will reach the altitude of 2800m Lukla which is starting and ending point of every trekking in the Everest region. With this height altitude sickness is the most common which may happen to every trekking at the high altitude. You have to be sure to read up on the symptoms of altitude sickness before embarking on this trek. The high altitude involves in the trek makes it more challenging. If you pay attention to all the difficulties you will easily cross your trek with memory for a lifetime.

Everest Base Camp Weather and temperature

It is the most challenging and difficult while doing the Everest base camp trek. It is just because, we never know when the weather in the Himalayans becomes worse. If we talk about the weather in the Everest region then it is not always perfect for trekking. The route lies at the edge of the influence of the Indian monsoon which brings moisture and clouds from June to September. The climate and weather of the Everest region are always hostile to living things and quite harsh. It is very necessary to know the monthly weather and clothing advice while doing trekking on this route. The weather and temperature are the great difference in the daytime and nighttime temperature which makes the Everest region even more doubtful. Trekkers also feel difficulty breathing at higher altitudes.

Length of the Everest Base Camp Trek

If you considered that on a typically guided trek then you will only be walking 9 hours out of the whole trekking period. In this trekking someday you will be slightly longer and someday it will be shorter. But you must be prepared to walk 6 to 7 hours every day on average carrying your backpack. Walking this distance is unsetting for some trekkers who are not used to trekking for hours which makes it difficult for trekkers. To complete the trekking without any complication you have to be able to trek on quite rocky and snow train. To focus on getting yourself up to the trail some of the trekking operators use porters and mules to carry your backpack. Not extremely but you have basic training and knowledge about the trekking in the route before embarking on the trek.                           

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