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  1. Jane Dempster-Smith
    February 4, 2019 @ 9:28 pm

    What an informative article for anyone considering Everest Base Camp. You have covered every question that could be raised. Your photos are incredible. Thanks for sharing.

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    • dankiteski
      February 5, 2019 @ 10:39 am

      Thank you, Jane- I’m glad you think this article covers all of the important questions regarding the Everest basecamp trek.

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  2. Shreya Saha
    February 5, 2019 @ 4:38 am

    This is an extremely informative article everyone who plans to visit the Mount Everest Base Camp should know. Also, the ones who are not sure if they can visit or not. I have this in mind since long but wasn’t very sure if I can do it or not. You mentioned that we don’t have to be the fittest, then maybe I can surely try. You also told us the money we would be needing and the chances of having WiFi there and other important information. Thanks for the share.

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    • dankiteski
      February 5, 2019 @ 10:41 am

      Thank you, Shreya- I’m glad you liked this article and that you found some useful information that inspired you to try this trek.

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  3. Anda
    February 5, 2019 @ 11:30 pm

    You make it sound like you don’t need to be in a marathon shape in order to reach Base Camp, but I still believe you have to be in a great physical shape in order to make it there. Having a good guide surely helps, I agree. But acclimatization is always difficult. It’s encouraging to know you don’t have to be hanging off ropes and face exposed ridges.

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    • dankiteski
      February 6, 2019 @ 11:29 am

      Well, yes trekking for 7-8 hours a day still requires a certain level of stamina but reaching the base camp isn’t as hard as many people think. Reaching the top, however, that’s a completely different story 🙂

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  4. Leah
    February 5, 2019 @ 11:46 pm

    Great post- I loved reading through your information. I would love to climb Mt. Everest, and this post makes it feel a lot more do-able. I didn’t really think of it as a “trek” before rather than a climb. It’s nice to hear that no one needs to feel rushed! I’ll admit that the fact that WiFi is available surprised me. I guess that’s a sign that we are living in the 21st century. 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      February 6, 2019 @ 11:31 am

      It is, Leah. At least the base camp point. Reaching it isn’t that difficult. Reaching the top, on the other hand, requires a lot more preparations and a lot more stamina. Indeed we live in the 21st century and the Wi-Fi isn’t a surprise for me, considering the increased number of tourists that head to the base camp every year.

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  5. blair villanueva
    February 6, 2019 @ 11:34 am

    I admire your dedication in reaching the Mount Everest. OMG this is a destination that isn’t suitable for me but will support my friends who will do!
    Very information article and yup will share this to my friends 😀

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    • dankiteski
      February 6, 2019 @ 2:14 pm

      Thank you, Blaire- I really appreciate it 🙂

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  6. Lisa
    February 6, 2019 @ 1:04 pm

    This is such a helpful post for anyone considering climbing Everest. I’ll be honest, I don’t think it’s me (!) but I enjoyed reading about the preparations. I can’t believe you can get Wifi there! I think I’d like the opportunity to just switch off for a day or two, it would be heaven!

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    • dankiteski
      February 6, 2019 @ 2:15 pm

      Thank you, Lisa- I’m glad you liked it. Indeed, I didn’t use the Wi-Fi for a few days. It was really refreshing 🙂

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  7. Paul
    February 7, 2019 @ 6:23 pm

    This an experience I’d really like to do. Interesting that you say it’s not as difficult as Kilimanjaro, I thought this would be much more challenging. Is it common to hire a porter to carry your bags, or is that something that only a few people do? Sounds like, with the altitude, it might be a good idea.

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    • dankiteski
      February 7, 2019 @ 8:59 pm

      Well, I’ve heard some people claiming that too. I would say the difficulty level is similar. Yes, porters are very common. I didn’t take one but I felt like most of the people around me did.

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  8. Shane Prather
    February 20, 2019 @ 10:17 pm

    What an incredible experience! Great to know you don’t have to be super fit or do it super quickly. I would be terrified to take the trek but think once i got out there it would be worth combating those fears!

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    • dankiteski
      February 21, 2019 @ 2:54 pm

      It sure was, Shane and I’m glad this post inspired you to consider trekking at least to the base camp

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  9. Esther
    February 21, 2019 @ 8:42 am

    Wow! I bet this is such an amazing experience!!! I would love to do it someday,

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    • dankiteski
      February 21, 2019 @ 12:11 pm

      It sure is, Esther. I hope you try it someday

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  10. Hailey
    February 21, 2019 @ 10:18 pm

    I admit, this is not something I will ever do, but it’s fun to read about! Walking 7-10 hours a day up a hill with a backpack does sound like it takes a high level of fitness, but maybe I am not experienced enough to make that statement! Ha! I loved the picture of the yak! 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      February 21, 2019 @ 10:27 pm

      Thanks for the comment, Hailey 🙂 Well, carrying your own backpack part isn’t necessary. If it’s too tough, one can always hire a porter and with the backpack out of the way, walking for 7-10 hours a day isn’t that difficult, having in mind that not the whole trail is steep.

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  11. Shanbin
    February 22, 2019 @ 4:42 am

    I have always wanted to do this! I’m hoping to be able to get to base camp within the next few years! Thanks for your awesome tips!

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    • dankiteski
      February 22, 2019 @ 3:17 pm

      Thanks, Shannon- I’m glad you could get some useful tips from this post

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  12. Fifi
    February 22, 2019 @ 7:14 am

    Thanks for sharing these tips. I admire your dedication to reach the summit! Kudos for your adventures.

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    • dankiteski
      February 22, 2019 @ 3:17 pm

      Thank you, Fifi- I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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  13. Umang Trivedi
    February 23, 2019 @ 8:36 am

    The Mount everest base camp trek is definitely one of the most sought after trek in the Himalayas. But, don’t you think it has been commercialized in recent times?

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    • dankiteski
      February 28, 2019 @ 1:56 pm

      Sure it has, Umang, but it’s still a once-in-a-lifetime experience 🙂

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  14. Thelittlelai: Beyond limits
    February 27, 2019 @ 12:21 am

    It has long been my dream to trek in the famous Mount Everest, since I started mountain climbing. Anyway, with the tips you have shared, this help me to plan my trek to Mt. Everest in the future. I also love that you have included the best time to trek Mt. everest, since this is truly important.

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    • dankiteski
      February 28, 2019 @ 1:56 pm

      I hope you make it someday 🙂

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  15. David
    March 27, 2019 @ 11:07 am

    This is one experience that I have been longing for, climbing Mt. Everest. Great tips.

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    • dankiteski
      March 30, 2019 @ 2:10 pm

      Thank you, David and I hope you make it to Everest someday

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