Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) February 15, 2015
Of all the famous trekking routes the Everest base camp trek is among the best and most popular. Travelers who set out on the adventure will ascend from Old Tingri to Base Camp over about 4 days, passing through unforgettably beautiful Himalayan scenery along the way. Tony Yang of Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS (http://www.tibetctrip.com) has been operating in Tibet for over 10 years and shares important tips for travel groups making the trek in 2015.
- The best times to do the trek are late April to early May and September to early October. While both times provide some of the year’s best weather travelers will have the highest chance of enjoying crystal clear views of Everest during the Autumn months.
- When gearing up for a Tibet trek altitude sickness is a concern for most travelers. TCTS recommends that travelers do their best to regularly exercise in the months leading up to the trek; with adequate preparation beforehand even beginner level trekkers can make the adventure. TCTS will arrange a easy paced sightseeing tour of Lhasa for the first couple days to allow time for acclimatization, it is crucial to stay well hydrated and get plenty of rest during this time.
- Be sure to pack well broken in hiking shoes with good ankle support, this goes for any and all Tibet trekking tours. Blisters or twisted ankles can limit trekkers’ ability to complete the whole journey on foot. Vehicle support is provided in case of any accidents or discomfort. Also, clothes that can be layered are the way to go; a beautiful sunny day can quickly turn to rain or snow and drop below freezing at night.
For many, visiting Mt. Everest and the surrounding Himalayan scenery is a travel dream. Fortunately for travelers this is a challenging enough adventure to leave trekkers feeling accomplished but not so to the point of making it an unrealistic journey for beginning trekkers. Those who make the trek to Everest base camp are in for landscapes that are unmatched anywhere on Earth, with prime time for trekking right around the corner now is the time to start planning!