Trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp with Expedition Guide Karl Nessler

February 10th, 2019 · 48 mins 38 secs

About this Episode

Mt. Everest Base Camp, A Surprisingly Achievable Bucket List Expedition

From Kathmandu: 1 hour Panoramic Everest Flight

After interviewing Karl Nessler (bio and contact info by clicking his guest profile up top) I am convinced that choosing your expedition guide carefully is of utmost importance when hiking to Mt. Everest base camp. Without reserve I can say that Karl Nessler embodies the proper proportions of first hand experience, cultural knowledge, wilderness skills and a genuine love for people both Nepalese and tourists.

Hiking to Mt. Everest Base Camp your body and mind will be taxed and tested. Choose a guide that is invested in you and aware of the processes you are experiencing. Karl has a 100% success rate to date. You will understand why after listening today.

You can accomplish this trek. Karl might just be the guide for you!

Topics in Episode Include:

  • Karl's first experiences on Mt. Everest
  • Experiencing the avalanche and aftermath in 2014
  • Experiencing the earthquake of 2015 on the glacier
  • Karl's commitment to Elevate Nepal, a charity rebuilding villages in and around Mt. Everest (Play to see Karl in action and the beautiful community he is working hard to rebuild.)

  • Summiting Mt. Everest

  • How to acclimation works in preparing to climb to the summit of Mt. Everest

  • Descending (Megan's version less technical... throw that bag down the Mt!)

  • Hiking to Mt. Everest Base Camp

  • Premium Inclusions in the trips Karl leads

  • Anywhere gear and inclusions

  • Transportation to include flights in, hiking with Yaks and a helicopter descent

  • Local Cultural and religious Interactions

  • A conservative approach to acclimation

  • Who is this trip for? Can you go with a heart condition? Physical ailments?

  • Sherpa vs Porter? Why you should use one

  • Accommodations

  • Karl's role beyond leading guests to the base camp

  • What surprises hikers about the trek?

  • What motivates hikers?

  • Past client's testimony blogs

  • Warnings

  • Training (see links on "long-ass walks with backpacks" below)

Can't make the trek? How about a private helicopter tour?

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