I can’t believe it’s here already, but this weekend all of my 18 months or so of planning and dreaming will come to fruition as I jet off to Nepal and start on the Everest Base Camp Trek! To mark the occasion, and to help everyone who may be looking to plan their own trek, I’ve put together all of the information on my preparation for the trek. I’ll be away for a while, but the blog will still keep ticking on – I have plenty of posts scheduled to keep you all entertained! To follow my travels in real time, I’ll be posting updates (where internet access is available) on social media. Don’t forget to follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
I’ll also be trekking with my friend Danielle Marsh who is the reigning Mrs Australia. She won this title by tirelessly raising funds for ovarian cancer and raising awareness of this insidious disease. In November she’s off to compete in the Mrs World competition in America to continue raising ovarian cancer awareness. Check out her website (www.daniellemarsh.com), and if you can lend a hand or donate she’d be eternally grateful!
Everest Base Camp Trek Preparation
Fitness preparation for the trek – when I was doing all of my research and planning, I really couldn’t find much information about what people had done to prepare themselves from a fitness perspective for the trek. Here’s what I did, I’ll soon find out if it was enough!
Tips from the TAAN – I randomly popped into a travel expo one weekend and as it turned out there were some representatives from the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN). We spent quite a bit of time talking to one of the lovely gentlemen there, and he gave us some great tips that should help us along the way on our trek.
Choosing a trekking company – Here’s all of the details about the different options that you have to do the Everest Base Camp trek, and I also go into details about how I narrowed down the thousands of trekking companies out there to select the one that we went with.
Training hikes (here and here) – As part of our fitness regime, we did a few day hikes locally around Melbourne to try out some of our gear and get used to whole trekking thing! Here’s a couple of the ones that we went on if you’re looking for trek ideas in the area as well.
If you have any last minute tips to share, I’d love to hear from you in the comments!
Header photo credit: Everest Base Camp – Gorak Shep – Nepal. by lampertron is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.