For an adventure of a lifetime, you need to go beyond your limit, push yourself to an extent and achieve something that even surpasses your own vision. It is said that to experience the raw beauty of nature up close; every person needs to go for trekking at least once in his/her life.
And, after going for some short treks, you will be ready for the big challenges. And, talking about the big challenges how can you avoid trekking to the Everest base camp. But, you have to prepare right as this is not going to be an easy one.
Are you ready to invest some time of yours to find out the ways to prepare for the most amazing trek of your life? Here are some guidelines coming straight from them who have the experienced it already.
Book a Travel Agent
First thing first. It is not one of your usual hiking plans around the river bed. It’s a trek in high elevation, and you may not know how to manage a few things en route.
Booking a travel agent guiding Everest Base Camp Trek should top your priority list for that matter. They will fix your itinerary, make arrangements for stay and also supply food and medicines when necessary. You can never realise the level of assistance until you go for the trip.
Know What to Pack and What to Discard
You will be out there at high altitude for 14-15 days and that too for trekking. But, also you have to make sure that the backpack you will be carrying does not turn out to be a heavy burden for you. So, you better be careful about it.
Here are a few items you must pack –
- Sleeping essentials
- Trekking shoes (an extra pair)
- UV protected shades
- Some first aid and medics
- Winter essentials
How to Prepare Your Body
You have to be physically fit for trekking in Nepal. If you are in a regular workout zone, then it’s okay. But, if you are not, in that case, you may need to work a bit hard. Remember that it is about making your body flexible and prepping for strength endurance. You need to talk to your fitness trainer accordingly.
- Here are some necessary physical activities you have to get started with
- Take the stairs to make your calf muscles strong
- Go to the gym at least once a week for 3 months before the trek for strength endurance exercises.
- Walk on an elevated treadmill or the ones with steps
- To improve the stamina, involve in general physical activities like rock climbing.
It is also about having the mental strength to reach such a height without getting tired, exhausted or suffering from breathlessness. Check out the videos of trekkers shared to gain that confidence and stay motivated throughout the trip.