Yes! Clearly you need a basic fitness level for Everest Base Camp Trek. It means good health, walking habit, dream to see Mt. Everest with normal fit body. You did not require a pro fitness as athletes for Everest Trek.
Everest Base Camp Trek is amazing trekking with no doubt. Being a frequent trekking guide to Everest Trekking Trail, we can say with confidence that any physical fitness level is absolutely fine to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek. Mainly you required is a dreadful passion level to reach Everest Base Camp to kiss your adventure dream of a lifetime to be at the base of the world`s highest mountain. You and your mind and body will support you truly interested in Everest Base Camp. Once you have lost your interest and start thinking why I am pushing myself to this extent or what is the use of such strenuous hike or is this really worth etc, then you will definitely need a rescue.
Is Fitness Require For Everest Base Camp Trek? Yes, Clearly you need a basic fitness level to do Everest Base Camp Trek. It means good health and basic fitness level only, not a pro level athletes fitness
Trekking Trail Nepal believe if you are a nature lover and one who really wants to do Everest Base Camp; then you will be there at any fitness level. Trekking Trail Nepal have seen many older people in their 70s and 80s and children of 12 years reach to Everest Base Camp.
Some parts of Everest Base Camp Trek is really strenuous. Such as Jorsalle to Namche Bazaar Pungi Thanga to Tengboche and really is a strenuous hiking uphill so needed to walk slowly at your own pace and find a right place on the narrow trail to catch your breath with the mighty Himalayas. After this Nang-Kar-Thseng Hill, you are going here on your rest day at Dingboche. Trekking Trail Nepal has clearly mentioned this acclimation is a strenuous hike day. The top of this hill is almost equivalent to Everest Base Camp from where you can see Mount Makalu and Cho Oyo both are 8000+ peaks of Himalayas. Lobuche Pass of following day is also strenuous hike. This part starts when you cross a lunch place called Dugh-La. Although In between Lobuche to Gorakshep you also need to hike a small but very short strenuous hike up. Hiking to Kala Patthar is the toughest hike for many people but if you go slow and steady at your own pace, we guaranteed this will be the most beautiful moment of your life in front of Mt. Everest.
A moderate level fitness is perfect for Everest Base Camp Trek with Trekking Trail Nepal. If you are regular gym guy, swimmer, physical trainer, runner then you are completely fit for Everest Base Camp Trek.
If you are not doing any kind of physical activities and want to go for the Everest Base Camp Trek then you need to do at least 4 to 7 kilometer walking daily for at least 30 days before your trek start. The key here is to practice and walk for the longer duration on a jogging track on a regular basis. If possible make little incline if you are practicing on A Treadmill.
Trekking Trail Nepal`s Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek, the trail itself is not difficult the altitude that will take us as high as 5,545 meters will make you hard to breathe. Requires 6-8 hours walking every day with a light backpack. No technical skill needed. Anyone who is moderately fit with sound health, who enjoy every moment of immensely beautiful nature of Everest Base Camp Trek. Walk at your own steady pace, drink enough water and with proper acclimatization as we mention in our itinerary, then you will successfully complete this incredible Everest Base Camp Trek.
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Everest Base Camp Trek is not all about Altitude, Its more about Attitude.