It’s not the trek to Everest Base Camp if it’s not challenging! Yes- I need to tell you the truth!
The route takes you through places, the altitude and climate, and the situations that require real effort to pass through. It may even drive you nuts at times!
But despite everything, I would still stick to my opinion- anyone can do it! By anyone, I mean irrespective of size, gender, age and so on. And through this blog, I prove my point!
But let me first discuss few challenges that’s specific to this route-
- An elevation up to 5545 m (Kala Patthar)
- Temperature dropping up to -20 degree Celsius
- High altitude sickness
- An average of 6 hours of walk every day, including ascents and descents
- Covers steep ridges and passes
Well, you think you can’t do it, don’t you?
You’ll find it difficult to believe certain things, let’s say stories that I am going to share with you right now.
Last month, a dog named Rupee was all over the news, reason- he was the first dog in history to reach Everest Base Camp.
Erik Weihenmayer, a 33 year old blind man from New Jersey successfully climbed the summit in 2001. We’re talking about trekking here but this man managed to climb the peak.
There’s some more.
Min Bahadur Sherchan, a 76 year old man, and Jordan Romero, a 13 year old boy, too have conquered the summit.
I’m not asking you to climb the Everest here, but there are these incidents that exist and continuously tell us- Nothing’s impossible!
If you’re still having doubts, there’s only one way to know if you can, give it a try!
Just do your best and leave the rest!
On the other hand, the inspiration, determination, confidence is fine but, considering the other side of the coin, at times, we have to be practical. So, do consult your doctor if you have an issue with your health and do what they say. You wouldn’t want to risk your health for a trek, would you?
The rest- ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, young and old, pack your bags. We have a mission now!