Trekking in Nepal is always undoubtedly one of the best trekking experiences in the world and is an extremely rewarding adventure and nonparallel experience for anyone from high school student to healthy septuagenarian. There are lots of trekking in Nepal from low elevation treks not exceeding 3000m to high elevation trekking like Everest base camp trek or even Everest expedition.
Naturally high elevation trekking or expedition requires a much higher level of stamina and in principles younger you are easier you would cope with such adventure. However, the altitude affects are unpredictable and only previous experience at the altitude can be a reliable predictor of success or failure during your trekking adventure. Lung or heart condition or susceptibility can be detrimental to the Everest expedition or even Everest base camp trek. There is however an interesting phenomenon with people with asthma, who actually can cope with the altitude well providing they protect themselves from dry and cold air, which if managed properly allows a very comfortable feeling during Everest base camp trek as well during Everest expedition.
The success of Everest expedition or even Everest base camp trek depends on the participant physical fitness and general health. The preparation for the Everest base camp trek is substantial. For an active athlete the preparation may take only 3 months but for unfit but healthy person it can be 12 months effort. The best way of preparation is ‘gravity’ training to increase cardiovascular capability of the body. Gravity training means usage of increased loads like walking with heavier packs than those expected to be on the Everest base camp trek or Everest expedition. It is also essential to extend the range of motion for climbing ability by step climbing daily and there is no substitute for long walks and runs rather than any other form of cardiovascular exercise. For cycling enthusiasts cycling steep hills could be an alternative.
The reward of a good preparation for Everest expedition, Everest Base Camp trekking or even lower elevation Everest region trekking such as trip just to Namche Bazaar or Tengboche will be enjoinment of the adventure’s physical challenges, incredible vistas, art and culture of Khumbu region.