Yaks in shades of black, brown, cream, and black and white trek the snowy Himalaya. A person in a red parka is bringing up the rear.

How To: Train to Trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp

The short answer? Long-ass walks with backpacks. It is a mental game—prepare to be uncomfortable at times. There’s a common misconception that visiting Mount Everest isn’t worth it if you aren’t going into ‘beast mode’ to reach the summit; ironically, for such a long climb, nothing could be further from the truth. You don’t have to …

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