Preparing For An Everest Base Camp Trek
A Nepal base camp trek to the foot of Everest is a unique and unforgettable travel experience. However, it does take some training, to prepare you for the extreme conditions at an altitude of almost 17,600 feet. Of course, you will need to be in good shape to begin with, but cardiovascular training will make sure you are at your fittest, and most experts will tell you to begin training about six months before the actual trek. To really duplicate the conditions you’ll find in Nepal, training with a high altitude simulation training mask is recommended. Although a trek to base camp doesn’t involve any actual mountaineering, the terrain can be challenging and a good pair of hiking boots is a must. One of the best ways to train is to trek at home, increasing the distance slowly, and with your full gear on including your backpack.