Tips for climbing Mt. Everest

Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, so one of the most important things to climb this colossal mountain is to be mentally and physically prepared for this journey.

Everest Base Camp is in the wish list of every trekker and those who want to climb to the top of the world’s tallest mountain. Mt. Everest is also one of the harshest mountains to climb, Everest wasn’t successfully ascended until of 1953 and when a team of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa paced up their boots. Back in the days there were no good roads were built and even the Lukla Airport wasn’t there. They marched from Kathmandu to Jiri then seven days of a walk to Lukla which can be now completed in just 15 minutes of flight from the capital of the country, Kathmandu. The walk then begins from Lukla to Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep and finally at Everest Base Camp.

Autumn from (September- December) and spring from (March-May) is perceived as the best time to visit Everest Base Camp as, during these months, you can enjoy good weather and fantastic views clearly. The temperature is adequate and you the finest sight of the mountains will compensate you. During this time the temperature reaches around 25 degree Celsius in the daytime and it may downfall up to -2 degree Celsius at night.

Before you start your journey to Everest Base Camp, as I have mentioned earlier that you should be mentally and physically fit. And with proper acclimatization en route to this journey, you can complete the trek easily. This lovely journey is around 16-days Everest Base Camp. This journey is well personalized with suitable days for becoming familiar with high elevation atmosphere. Time to time break in the continuous walk will give you relief and retain the strength back. Warm up yourselves two months before you begin your trek.

 

Necessary things for EBC Trek

  • Duffel bag
  • Sleeping bag
  • Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic meters)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking t-shirts, hiking waterproof jackets
  • Gloves, a few pairs of socks
  • And other clothes necessary to keep you warm
  • Necessary documents
  • Toiletries and other required accessories
  • First Aid kit