For some people, trekking is more than just a hobby! It is their way to de-stress themselves and raise their confidence level. Trekking teaches you how to be focused and stay motivated. It’s a one-time life experience that everyone should go on! Here are a few tips regard ing how you can prepare for your Everest Base Camp Trek! 🙂
1. Start exercising a few days prior to your trek!
To prepare your body for the trek, you should start doing different types of exercises including stretching, stair climbing, squats, lunges, etc. It will help you to build your stamina.
2. Shop for a backpack!
Get yourself a backpack that is durable and light weight. It has to be spacious too because you will need to carry a lot of essentials for your trek.
3. Invest in a nice pair of trekking/hiking boots
You cannot go on a trek unless you are wearing comfortable boots! Don’t mind splurging on good quality trekking/hiking boots because they will protect your feet while you are on the trek
4. Prepare a few kits to carry in your backpack.
You should get separate boxes to carry your essentials in them so that you won’t have to dig through your backpack to find something during emergencies. We’d make two types of kits with boxes and the first one would be a first-aid kit.
In a first-aid kit you can put –
- Normal Band aids
- Crepe Bandage
- Betadine (or any sort of antiseptic cream)
- Medical Tape
- Medical gloves
- Pain Killers
- Diarrhea Medicines
*consult your doctor before carrying/taking the medicines.
The second kit would be for emergency related things, or as they call it – “the survival kit” –
- Multi utility tools like Swiss knife
- An extra torch and batteries.
- Safety pins
- Extra laces for your boots
- Energy bars
5. Carry comfortable sets of clothes
You won’t be needing a lot of clothes for your trek, just carry only a few pairs that are comfortable and warm. It can really cold up there in the Everest base camp so make sure to get super warm jackets, sweaters and trekking clothes.
6. Book a trekking package
OK, this is the most important one. You need to have an expert besides you while you are trekking so that they can guide you. The best way to find one is by booking a trek package. For the most affordable trekking packages you can check out Mojhi. They offer different types of packages for trekking and a lot of other adventures likescuba diving, camping, kayaking etc. All you need to do is just enter your contact details on their website, after that they will send you quotes from multiple operators (or guides!) so that you can pick the best one and make a booking online. 🙂
Here are a few details about Mojhi’s Everest Base Camp Trek –