There is no fixed or scheduled training course to complete the EBC trek. It may vary for different tourists as per the places they live and any availability of regular hiking or walking and the altitude they are living. However, we have given here some common suggestions for the preparation for the trek to EBC to everyone.
Physically fit and healthy
First of all, you must be physically fit and healthy for the trek in the Himalayas, you do not need any previous trekking experience at high altitudes but you should be fit and healthy and we advise you to visit your doctor to check your health before planning for the trek.
Once you have checked with the doctor and are reported to be fit and healthy, please be prepared mentally for the trek. Mental Preparation is very important to make the trek successful. Once you are mentally prepared for the trek, please be positive that you can accomplish it.
General fitness and improved stamina
We advise you to start to do general physical activities such as stretching, walking, hiking, climbing staircases and you can even go to the gym for this exercise etc. that is very helpful to be fit and gain stamina.
Go on small trekking
We are not sure if there is any availability for doing small trekking/ hiking in your places and if you have access to them then it is always advisable to go on small hiking/trekking before heading to the base camp region.
Buy adequate trekking equipment
You need to have enough trekking equipment as trekking is too difficult when you do not have enough trekking gear such as trekking shoes. You need to have proper trekking shoes, we advise you to buy them some time in advance and practice walking with your new shoes before you start the trek to Everest Base camp as if you come with new trekking shoes they may give you trouble on the trek as your shoes may not fit with your new shoes as it is important to have good and comfortable shoes for the trek and the rest of the other trekking equipment should be sufficient and we advise you only to pack your gear that you must need for the trek as over pack also may give you trouble as it is not easy to trek with overweight and if you have lightweight and have everything you need for the trek, that will help you to make your trek successful.
Book your trek with a reputable company
You need to book your trek with a government-registered and reputable company. Outfitter Nepal is reputable and government-registered.
As the trekking crew play a vital role to make your trek successful and a guide will help and support you a lot to complete the trek successfully. Thus, when you book the trek with a company, you will have a porter to carry your luggage on the trek which means you will trek with your small day pack. The trekking with a light day pack makes a lot of difference on the trek and ask the company to design the itinerary carefully with adequate extra acclimatization on days on the trek as we have carefully designed 16 days itinerary for the EBC trek with acclimatization days in Namche and Dingboche and we are always happy to add more days on the itinerary if you think you need.
Buy Travel insurance
We advise you to have travel insurance for the Everest Base camp that covers medical and emergency evacuation in case you get sick while you trek on the trek, we never want you to return without being at base camp however, sometimes people may get sick and that time you may need to return to the city and visit a doctor and the Helicopter is only the reliable transportation in Mountain in Nepal to rescue people. It is expensive to pay individually. When you have this insurance then you have a good feeling that even if you get any problem then you will be rescued and safe so, you will be mentally strong which is helpful to make the successful trek to base camp.
After being mentally ready, physically fit and healthy, having good trekking equipment and booking a trek with a reliable company with a guide and porter and buying travel insurance, you are almost ready for the trek. Additionally, there is a high chance to have a successful trek to base camp and you can always write to us if you need any additional information.