by Tina the Travel Agent
Tina at the Prayer Wheel.
I’m going to level with you: Trekking to Everest Base Camp is no piece of cake. You’re going to push yourself both physically and mentally, so preparation is key. As a travel agent, you’re probably the kind of person who is prepared for all eventualities, but to help you -- or your client -- prepare for your first Everest trip, here are some Tina tips on what you should know before you go.
You should also be prepared to bond with your fellow hikers. As G Adventures focuses on small group experiences at Everest, the average group size is around 10 hikers. The challenge of hiking up to Everest Base Camp can be an emotional one and you’ll more than likely bond with your fellow hikers along the way.
The weather can change in a blink of an eye at high altitude, so layered clothing is the way to go. Also, pack light. G Adventures provides one porter for every two travellers and the maximum weight the porters are allowed to carry is 10kg per traveller.
Lobuche Snowfall Trekking
Make sure you have a comfortable medium-sized day pack for things like your water bottle, some snacks, a windbreaker, a camera, decent sunglasses and a first aid kit. As an added bonus, fill your own water bottle with hot water at bedtime to keep your toes toasty warm until dawn!
Join Tina tomorrow when she shares her Everest ‘Base Camp 101’ tips.
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