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Your flights to Lukla from Kathmandu may be diverted to Ramechhap Airport. Here’s Why!

Your flights to Lukla from Kathmandu may be diverted to Ramechhap Airport. Here’s Why!

What are the trails like on the trek to Everest Base Camp?

Everest Base camp trekking trails.

This is a question we’re often asked, it’s important that you understand what the trails are like as it will prepare you for the trek.

Here’s what to expect:

For the majority of the trek you will be hiking on rocky, gravel tracks. They are narrow and uneven. There is are very little concrete or paving but you will experience some of this as you approach villages.

On the second day as you walk from Phakding to Namche you will be hiking uphill, the steps are carved out of stone and are comfortable and safe to walk on. There are no railings for you to hold on to so it’s very important that you are able to maintain your balance when walking uphill. The closer you are to Base Camp the less stable the trails become, you will notice that once you are hiking above the tree line the trails become more rocky, on your final few kilometres before reaching base camp there is quite a bit of rock hopping. If you are feeling unsteady on your feet our guides will be close by to lend a helping hand.

You have a few suspension bridges to cross, they are built well but you will feel the bridge swing as you are walking. You must remember to always give way to yaks and donkeys before crossing a suspension bridge. If you are starting to cross the bridge and you see yaks coming towards you, you turn back and wait to cross when the bridge is clear!

If trekking in Winter its highly likely you will be walking on snow. There will still be a visible trail to follow but you may need crampons. Your team members will provide you with advice on this.

We highly recommend that you hike in boots, wearing walking shoes does not provide the ankle support required for the uneven terrain you will be walking on. Walking poles will be a huge support on the trails as they help with balance and make hiking uphill a bit easier.

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