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NepalPublished On: June 22nd, 2016

Training Tips For Everest Base Camp Trek-Nepal

Train HARD. Trek SLOW.

Altitude Training Mask
Altitude Training Mask

Training for Everest Base Camp shouldn’t be taken lightly. A combination of cardiovascular endurance, strength training, and hiking is needed to prepare for the trek. Nothing can truly prepare you for the altitude of 17,598 ft (5,364 metres ) but you can make your trek easier with proper training and reaching a fitness level capable of trekking with a pack on your back.


Before you start training: BUY YOUR BOOTS!

Sample trekking boot
Hiking Boots for Everest Base Camp I can’t stress the importance of this enough. The most important item you will require is suitable footwear for trekking. Lightweight walking boots with ankle support and rubber soles with thick tread are best. It is essential your walking boots be comfortable and broken-in; uncomfortable boots can ruin a trek. Your boots should be worn with thick natural-fiber socks.


How to Train for Everest Base Camp Trek.
As I am sure you are aware trekking to Everest Base Camp is not a technical climb and you need no technical climbing experience is needed to make this trek. You don’t even need experience at high altitude to complete this trek. While I couldn’t train for the altitude at home I could make sure I was physically fit and wouldn’t be struggling with the daily hikes of 4, 5, 6 hours or more.


If you are an experienced hiker this trek probably isn’t a difficult one for you but I would consider it to be of moderate difficulty and would recommend everyone train before taking it on. This will improve the chances of an enjoyable and memorable trek free of painful mornings and sore bodies.

Key Exercises

If you are doing gym you can add a few other exercises that would help for the trek. You do not need to train for Everest Base Camp with these lifts.. However, strengthening your legs is a gr
eat way to improve your trekking performance.

Stiff Legged DeadliftStiff Legged Deadlift
# Dead lifts
# Squats
# Bench Press
# Incline Press
# Pull-ups