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zappa71
post Sep 1 2009, 01:08 AM
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Hi Everyone,

I have recently completed the Kokoda Track in PNG and found it very changelling. I plan on doing a 16 day trek to EBC next May and was wondering how challenging physically it is?

I was wondering if any other trekkers who have done EBC have any suggestions for training for the EBC trek.

Any feed back would be greatly appreciated.

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post Sep 2 2009, 09:42 AM
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Have you checked out some of the blogs yet? A bunch of people have done it and written about it on TP:

http://www.travelpod.com/s/blogs/everest+base+camp


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post Sep 2 2009, 05:58 PM
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Thanks for the link Starlagurl, will read them all.

Any information i can get will greatly help in my preparation.

Do you have any tips that will come in handy for my trip to Nepal?


Thanks in advance,
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post Oct 22 2009, 10:40 AM
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I did this in Oct last year, to Kalla Patar summit. Lukla to summit in 9-day, no problems til last camp at 16,200. Did two day in namche and Dingboche. Had lung problems on the last day to summit, got all crudded up and had to go down to 14,200 after summit in same day. 10-days up is the recommended. I am a runner and average 30/35 miles a week prior to leaving. however, you can go at your own pace, I was an agressive trekker.


Pay very close attention to your hydration and eating as they signal the onset of problems when you stop/sharply reduce either intake.

Read Stan Armington's classic book "Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya".


it is a wonderful trip!!
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post Oct 22 2009, 08:35 PM
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Thanks irock!

I am looking forward to the trek and will definately monitor my rate of ascent.
Did you go with a western type tour group or did you arrange your trek from KTM?
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