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I am interested in specific items to bring, clothes to wear, tips from experienced trekkers, weather, how to deal with altitude change, Nepali customs etc. I am in fairly good shape. I go to the gym, run regularly, and try to eat healthy but is that enough? I have practically zero experience hiking and I am quite nervous. Thank you so much for your help!

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    Read "into thin air" and watch "everest beyond the limit" about 6 years ago

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    If you have no experience of hiking, then I suggest you delay your trek until you do! It is a difficult trek on its own, then you have the altitude as well. I would not recommend this trek for the inexperienced - no matter how fit you might think you are. Sorry if I sound a little negative, but I am trying to be realistic as well. I have trekked that way several times and, although I consider myself to be quite fit and strong, I have still found it tough, and I have many, many years of hiking experience. If you still intend going this year, then you need to do a serious amount of walking up and down decent hills, preferably on trails. At the bare minimum, climb three or four floors of stairs both up and down 15-20 times once a week - as I say, this would be an absolute minimum, and possibly still not enough. For clothing, etc, October will be getting cool (possibly down to -10 in the mountains at night - but I have only trekked there in December and April). I assume you will be using a guide and porters? I would definitely recommend these with your lack of hiking experience as carrying all your gear is one more hassle and stress you could do without. I am happy to answer more specific questions as well if you can be more clear about what you need to know. about 6 years ago

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    Climb lots of stairs!!! The second day up to Namche Bazaar is pretty much stairs the whole way. Make sure you go slow enough to acclimatise to the altitude - a lot of the tour companies do it too quickly and lots of people have trouble to varying degrees.

    Be really careful what you eat and sterilise your own water.

    Do some practice hikes, try to find varying terrain, carry your own small pack and go for 4-7 hours which is a standard days trekking in the Everest region. about 6 years ago

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    http://andrewhy.de/nepal-2011-a-struggle-fo-beauty/ about 6 years ago

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    I completed the trek and it actually wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. If anyone is interested in weather, food, items to pack etc. feel free to contact me :) almost 6 years ago

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    Chelsea, I'm planning on doing the EBC trekk in end of October this year. I'm not a member on worldnomads.com. Any chance I could email you some questions? ie. did you go with a guide and porters? How cold did it get? Did you bring your own sleeping bag? What are some necessary things to bring? Any tips for me? about 4 years ago

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    Elieen did you still have some questions? I haven't checked this app in awhile? about 4 years ago

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