Everest Base Camp Elevationby Rajesh Thapaliya Trekking, tour, easy and adventure
Everest Base Camp (5,364m) is a base of the world’s highest mountain Everest. Climbers to climb the Everest and Lhotse, use this base camp. This is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. Everest base camp lies on the Khumbu glacier. Here lots of colourful tents set up for the climbers during the spring.
This the famous trek starts from Kathmandu with a scenic flight to Lukla. But this is not only the trail to EBC. Driving to Jiri and Salleri and start the trek also the options. Using these driving options are about a week longer to get to the base camp.
Collecting some basic information before planning a trek to the Everest base camp is a principle to the trekkers. So health issue plays a big role to succeed in a journey. Knowing altitude variation, problem face and preventing altitude sickness may help to successful Everest base camp trek. It is a challenge but not very hard to all.
Altitude Variation in the Everest Base Camp Trek
Journey to the Everest base camp is not within a day from Kathmandu. It takes about 8 days to get to the base camp from Kathmandu. There are 2 altitude practice days on the way. Do not care about altitude problem and getting fast and easy way is flying with a helicopter from Kathmandu.
Ascending higher, atmospheric pressure will be high and the oxygen level is low in the air. As going higher, people may suffer from altitude sickness and feel altitude effects. Altitude practice before planning a trek to Everest and taking some extra acclimatization days are recommended. See the variation of altitude changes below.
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