He also spent time in Australia's Blue Mountains to get some experience on trails, wearing a mask that limits oxygen flow in a bid to replicate the high-altitude conditions that await him in the Himalayas.
The agency also should work on a scientific approach of fulfilling foreign aid missions and boost the effects, he said.
Political ecology is similar to natural ecology because both can be polluted easily, and rehabilitation comes at a high cost, Xi said.
"I jump out of my chair and my mate Matt, he'll grab me and hold my ankles and I basically walk on my hands," he said, explaining a technique that's similar to the wheelbarrow race of Western school sports days.
China's top legislative and political advisory body started its annual sessions, kicking off an important political season that will highlight new missions for the country's goal of a "great modern socialist country".
The dramatic trek to the base camp begins from Lukla - 140 kilometers east of Kathmandu - and follows an ancient trading route that once linked Nepal and China's Tibet autonomous region, taking hikers over a soaring pass before dropping down into the lush Khumjung valley.