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If anyone is thinking of the base camp trek in Feb 12 then any hints would be good. Although I'm fit and healthy, this type of thing is new to me.

Lots of tme to prepare though.

Each time I read the reviews all I see are the words long, hard and work!

 

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Joined: 15/09/2010
Posts: 10

Hey there!

I did Everest Base Camp Trek 25th March 2011 and it is definitely a must-do!! It is THE most spectacular and challenging adventure that I have ever done and was worth every single penny and more.

I'm quite sporty and healthy but had never really done much trekking/walking before so I was a bit apprehensive but it was absolutely fine. The walk is challenging but made manageable by your guides, plenty of rest stops and water breaks are the key and meant that all of our group made it to Base Camp with minimal effects of altitude.

It does get tougher the higher up you go but the views are breathtaking/incredible/astounding and worth the sweat and 5 days of no showering.

Top tips:
- Plenty of hand sanitiser and loo roll. Tissues too for runny noses!
- Plenty of wet-wipes. You won't be showering for 5 days!
- Really good thermal gloves. It gets mighty cold past 4500m.
- Camel packs are the way forward for carrying water
- Buy plenty of chocolates, sweets and treats in Kathmandu as it's cheaper
- Don't try the macaroni cheese in Dingboche
- Do try the mars bar pie in Lobuche
- Drink lots of water and take your time

I would definitely recommend booking this trip. The Adventure Company and our guides could not have done more to look after us and make sure everything ran smoothly.

If you want any specific information just let me know :o)

Joined: 15/09/2010
Posts: 10

Hey there!

I did Everest Base Camp Trek 25th March 2011 and it is definitely a must-do!! It is THE most spectacular and challenging adventure that I have ever done and was worth every single penny and more.

I'm quite sporty and healthy but had never really done much trekking/walking before so I was a bit apprehensive but it was absolutely fine. The walk is challenging but made manageable by your guides, plenty of rest stops and water breaks are the key and meant that all of our group made it to Base Camp with minimal effects of altitude.

It does get tougher the higher up you go but the views are breathtaking/incredible/astounding and worth the sweat and 5 days of no showering.

Top tips:
- Plenty of hand sanitiser and loo roll. Tissues too for runny noses!
- Plenty of wet-wipes. You won't be showering for 5 days!
- Really good thermal gloves. It gets mighty cold past 4500m.
- Camel packs are the way forward for carrying water
- Buy plenty of chocolates, sweets and treats in Kathmandu as it's cheaper
- Don't try the macaroni cheese in Dingboche
- Do try the mars bar pie in Lobuche
- Drink lots of water and take your time

I would definitely recommend booking this trip. The Adventure Company and our guides could not have done more to look after us and make sure everything ran smoothly.

If you want any specific information just let me know :o)

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