The Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is a high-altitude adventure destigmatization in the Everest region. The trip leads to you a maximum height of 5545 m at Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp (5364m) is the second-highest elevation throughout the trek. It’s quite a strenuous walking journey but highly offers the magnificent scenarios of renowned peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Amadablam, Pumori, and a thrilling Khumbu Himalayas. However, you must sleep at a maximum height of 5180m at Gorakshep and it would be hard to sleep lesser oxygen for everyone. How hard is the trek to Everest Base Camp in 2023 ? Get more full information before hiking to Everest Base Camp Trek and it’s crucial things to know about the trip. Moreover, how hard is the trek to Everest Base Camp, the answer and curiosity lie in the fitness and health of trekkers. As Everest base camp is at a high altitude around Nepal Himalaya and probably in the world, where you reach at a height of 5,380 m /17,600 feet high at base camp.
With an overnight stop in Gorakshep at 5,180 m / 17,092 feet, and maximum altitude on a top rocky hill at Kalapathar which is above 5, 643 m and 18, 514 feet high, which is a newly revised height from the previous 5,545 m the top of Kalapathar. The toughness and how hard walking to Everest base camp entirely depends upon trekkers’ physical fitness and stamina to tackle high altitude, including some steep climbs in a few areas of trekking.
There are a few days when trekkers have to take it slowly and listen to their leader or guide’s advice. which may help them adjust to high altitudes and to complete the trip. We’ve compiled the important points.
01: Second day on route to Namche Bazaar after the first-day walk from Lukla with an overnight stop at Phakding. The first half is easy on the gradual trail with few short climbs and downs, but from mid-day after Jorsalle onward on crossing the last high bridge. Where an hour and half hours can be strenuous for some people on winding ups to reach at Namche Bazaar for an overnight halt.
02: Next from Namche to Tengboche Monastery, the first-morning walk leads on a gently winding trail with a short descent to the bottom of Tengboche hill. Afternoon walks a having lunch where two hours climb can be hard for some trekkers, as the altitude gains slowly.
03: On the walk to Lobuche from Dingboche or Pheriche, a short steep climb for an hour or less to reach at Thugla pass, the rest of the walk is pleasant except for the gain in altitude.
04: On the walk to Everest base camp, actually it is not that hard that one imagines where some trekkers might find hard due to the rough terrain walking on glacier and moraine sections, and the rise in altitude.
05: Next tough and hard morning only for a few hours a steep climb to the top of Kalapathar from Gorakshep starting at the height of 5,180 m to reach 5, 643 m at Kalapathar view top. A climb 463 m high takes nearly two hours.
Rest is easy only depending upon the itinerary days, where some people choose a short duration of time to reach Everest base camp and to be back at Lukla and Kathmandu. Covering long distances in a day walk like from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar, and back to Lukla in a day from Namche taking more than 6 hours walk.
Actually, Everest Base Camp Trek is not that hard or strenuous as long one takes it slowly with enough short rest on route to overnight stops. Making the itinerary flexible with short hours of walks of a maximum of 6 hours. The only hard and tough trek where long hours of walks in a day involves reaching designated overnight stops. Nepal High Trek & Expedition has been leading the various treks to Everest Base Camp as Everest Base Camp Short 9 Days Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days, Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days, and Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days.