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How hard is it to walk to Everest?
Kanchan Shrestha | December 1, 2017

Walking up to the highest mountain on the earth – Mt. Everest, it’s an achievement, true! But the journey, it’s the hardest aspect of the achievement, this phase can be wrong from case to case. It’s true that walking to the heights of eight thousands is not a joke but it may not be that tough as people think it to be. You will have to walk throughout the days of trekking. Sometimes it’s going to be uphill and sometimes downhill through some remote and wild areas. But then if you are comfortable walking long routes then walking won’t be a problem. So, we Himal Eco Treks team is here to answer the frequently asked questions from the clients – How hard is it to walk to the Everest?

On the way to the basecamp.

Every people have their own habits and endurance capacity. What is easy for one can be the most difficult task for the other and vice versa. Generally speaking, trail to Mt. Everest is comparatively easy and well paved than the other off the beaten tracks in Nepal. Owning to its popularity, the trail to Mt. Everest is frequently visited therefore you can expect to find good accommodation and food in the lodges available here. Similarly, the path is full of people so you will not feel deserted or homesick. But the major difficulty one can face is to struggle with the gain in elevation.

As we move up, we can feel the thin air in the atmosphere. If you can survive the thinness in air then Everest Base Camp is just right before you but if you suffer from altitude sickness or find difficulty in walking up in the thin air then the Everest Base Camp Trek might to difficult one for you. Another difficulty can be cold weather. We are aware of the fact that the high elevation regions are quite cold. The mountainous area is generally cover in snow and even in summer the cold air from the mountains can be freezing. Therefore, if you cannot stand cold for a second then climbing up to Everest is not your cup of tea. But is you think that you can easily accommodate with warm clothes and survive a bit of coldness than cheers! You are ready to go all along with us!

Sun setting on Kalapatthar.

Besides, these facts, we have to acknowledge ourselves with the wild aspect of mountains too. Recollecting some events from past, we have learnt about the avalanches in the mountains that have led to loss of many valuable human lives which is just irrecoverable. When you are up in to the mountains, you will never know what the mountains are up to. The quaint and tranquil mountains can turn wild and destructive in a moment. And, who has control over Mother Nature?

But what’s adventure without risk? The whole concept of adventure, thrill and excitement is attach with the risk. There is a popular saying – No risk no return. Therefore, if you think the aspects like cold, altitude sickness is not a problem; then opt for Everest Base Camp trek with Himal Eco Treks. The path to Everest base camp is well marked with all sorts of facilities that one would seek for! From telecommunication to wifi, comfortable lodges to good food and warm water, everything is available. All you have to ready for is continuous long walks for few days with rise in elevation.

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