+977-9851254035 (Indira)

Who is eligible for Everest Base Camp trek?

  • 03-May-2017
  • 0

“The more boundless your vision, the more real you are.”

Mt. Everest has stayed as one of the most prominent natural structures in the Himalayas which attracts a lot of new and amateur trekkers from different parts of the world. Though trekkers might not wish to challenge the mountain and then submit it, they sure wish to approach its base camp. Nevertheless, anyone who wants to go for a trek to the Everest Base Camp mostly has different questions and thoughts that arise in their mind before actually deciding to go for an EBC trek in Nepal. Just like that, one question which is mostly asked by trekkers is if they are eligible for the trek or not. So, to answer that question, we have decided to write this article and give some insight on what are the qualities needed for going for a trek Everest Base Camp.

To inform you, first of all, if you want to go for a trek to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, you surely will need to be physically and mentally ready. Yes, you heard it, both mentally and physically! If you think a person’s mentality will not affect them while they travel through strenuous steep inclines of the Khumbu region then you're very wrong. A hike up through treacherous hill terrains surely exerts a tremendous amount of physical pressure on one’s body but without a strong mentality, trekkers might succumb to the challenging trails leading to the base camp without even reaching the halfway point of the trek. Hence, we suggest especially to amateur trekkers who haven’t been to such high elevations with taxing trails, they need to prepare not just their bodies but also their mental capacity to endure the troublesome journey.

On average, a trekker who is going for an EBC trek normally needs to walk for about 4-6 hours a day give or take a few hours. This means that their physical fitness level needs to be good enough for them to complete this trek. We, therefore, consider trekkers preparing their bodies 4 weeks before their trek by indulging themselves with various forms of physical activities which bring the sweat out from your body. If we have to suggest then we recommend doing cardiovascular activities such as running and swimming along with other exercises. We can firmly announce the fact that you don’t need to have a physical fitness level of an Olympian but you do need to have an adequate amount of physical fitness to walk yourself up to 5,545 meters above sea level and later be able to descend back down again.

Lastly, people generally consider their age as a huge hurdle that stops them from going for the Everest Base Camp trek. To answer that subject matter let me tell you that currently there isn't any official age limit saying you can and cannot trek EBC. If you have a proper fit body that can walk for hours then there won’t be huge problems for them during the trek but they do need to keep acclimatization in mind otherwise no matter how fit or aged you are, you won’t be able to complete the trek. Just so you know a 76-year-old and a 13-year-old have already managed to conquer the summit of Mt. Everest.

It can easily be an exciting thought to trek to the EBC and can even be a bit daunting, however, if you can prepare yourself properly as required and be well informed about the place you are trekking to then an Everest Base Camp trek is surely not under your reach.

Leave Your Comment

Associated and certified

Government of nepal

Registered with: Company Registration Office, Government of Nepal

Government of nepal

Licensed by: Nepal Tourism Board & Department of Tourism


Proud Member of Trekking Agency's Association of Nepal


General Member of Nepal Mountaineering Association