It could be difficult to prepare for mountain climbs -- these journeys are perilous, a test of one's strength and skill, and could mean one's life or death during the actual activity. Training in the Everest Base Camp for beginners is challenging because the real journey upwards the world's highest mountain would need all climbers at their best in terms of strength, endurance and overall motivation.

According to Sunrise Oddysey -- a travel blog of a Singaporean couple -- the Everest Base Camp is "no joke" as it is practically still a mountain with about 16,000 feet of climb. The blog suggests that physical preparation for the training is immensely important. The blog suggests a number of ways to prepare such as hiking more than 10-15km with a packed bag, climbing stairs and activities that improve stamina and endurance.

In a blog, mountain climbing travel website Kandoo Adventures writes in its blog that Everest Base Camp trainees would need to travel about 15km for nine out of their 14 days training in the camp. The blog writes that the terrain varies from "steep, rocky" and trainees must expect it to be "icy and snowy" without a clear trail as it is "a wilderness trek."

The travel website's blog stresses that there is no need to have Olympian capabilities to conquer the world's highest mountain. Live Science writes in its blog that climbing the world's highest mountain would mean to "build muscle and cardiovascular strength" and develop proper breathing exercises for the thinning air as climbers go upwards. It also recommends endurance and stamina training for at least 45 minutes to an hour four to six days a week.

Another thing not mentioned by both Sunrise Oddysey and Kandoo Adventures is that climbing Mount Everest could be expensive. Live Science writes that would-be conquerors of the world's giant mountain could spend about $4,000 to $10,000 for a climbing permit excluding other costs that could inflate the entire licensing to $70,000 excluding training.

Lastly, before travel, all equipment must be "broken in" weeks before the actual trek. All climbing boots, harnesses, and other equipment the climber must handle with precision and stability as per training and personal training at home.