All About The Everest Base Camp Trek

It’s hard to believe it’s been over a year since I set foot at Everest Base Camp. But I still remember it like it was yesterday!

To commemorate my one year EBC anniversary I thought I’d put together a post with all the information I’ve had to offer about EBC so far.

I really hope it helps others achieve their goal of trekking to Everest Base Camp (5364m)

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Trekking in Munnar

Munnar is a lush hill station, located in the the south of India. In keeping with most of Kerala, Munnar is incredibly green, and a lovely place to explore. The landscape is predominately tea plantations, and due to its elevation of 1,700m, it’s a fair bit cooler than other areas in India.

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How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Many people ask ‘how difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?’┬áThe answer to this question depends on a number of factors.

Do you like walking?
First of all, ask yourself the following question – do I like walking? Because if the answer is no, then the trek probably isn’t for you. Yes you’ll still feel the same accomplishment of getting there, but if you don’t enjoy the journey it’s probably not worth it.
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What you need to know about altitude sickness

The vast majority of high altitude trekkers will feel some effects of altitude above 3000m. There’s a lot of information out there and some of it sounds pretty scary. I read about altitude before trekking in the Himalayas and thought I would shared what I found.

Altitude sickness is caused by reduced atmospheric pressure at high altitudes. There are various symptoms and some people are effected more than others. It has nothing to do with fitness, but rather the speed at which your body acclimatises. I have listed the most common symptoms below.
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Everest Base Camp Trek – Part 5

Day 12
Gorak Shep (5164m) – Pheriche (4280m)
Today we began the arduous descent back down the valley. We had planned to climb Kala Patar for sunrise but the clouds would have made our efforts futile and my boyfriend was still feeling the altitude.

We descended quickly down to Pheriche and were there in time for lunch. Unfortunately we were feeling a bit lazy and weren’t selective over our tea house. We picked the first one we saw, which turned out to be a mistake as it was probably the worst we stayed in.
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