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Everest Base Camp Trek Advice or Tips??

Postby laf33 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:37 pm

Im going on this trek in April this year....any tips or info anyone could give me? How tough is it really?!

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Re: Everest Base Camp Trek Advice or Tips??

Postby kmjohns » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:08 am

Hi when are you going in April as I'm doing same end of April.
My good mate did it a few months back and he said out of 30 only 14 made it due to altitude sickness. But it may not affect you as bad, he said as a walk its not too difficult but the lack of oxygen makes it very hard.
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Re: Everest Base Camp Trek Advice or Tips??

Postby avtar_dhanota@hotmail.com » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:53 pm

inch by inch it's cinch
yard by yard it's hard
repeat it all the way, especially before going up a pass. I'm 67. I've successfully done EBC in 2011, Mera Peak (6400+meter) climb in 2012, and i'll attemp Annapurna (7500+meter) climb in Sep 2013. Just take it easy. Don't show off and don't let the alt sickness scare you.
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Re: Everest Base Camp Trek Advice or Tips??

Postby adventureman1964 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:47 pm

I just completed Mt. Kilimanjaro (Machame Route). Our group took Diomox. It will help with altitude sickness (split the tablet in half and take a half in the morning and before bed).

Take the pills a day or two prior to starting the hike. You should be fine.
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Re: Everest Base Camp Trek Advice or Tips??

Postby laf33 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:35 pm

Thanks for info! I am a lil worried that altitude sickness may stop me from completing the trek & was dubious about taking the pills. Can i get Diamox whilst in Nepal? I cant seem to find them in my local pharmacy. Thanks again for the advice :)
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Re: Everest Base Camp Trek Advice or Tips??

Postby robinsonk » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:08 pm

The trek up to base camp was difficult for me, just tried to keep breathing and remind myself that it wasn't a race. It's very doable if you just take your time, it's a real accomplishment. You can purchase oxygen canisters and take a hit now and then if needed :D There is the Everest Post office too that you should check out, you can mail letters from there and get a stamp in your passport.
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