What Things to Pack for Everest Base Camp Trek?
While planning for Everest base camp trek, ‘what things to pack for EBC?’ is one of the frequently asked questions among travelers. And this post simply includes items that a trekking packing list often includes.
Is this going to be your first time trekking in Nepal or have you been around the foothills of Nepal Himalayas before? If you have already been trekking at Everest base camp, Annapurnas or other sites then you must have general idea that every items listed in packing list below is easily available at Kathmandu. And if you already have few items and it fits on your flight luggage, then its better to bring your own things. Get other necessary items on hire or simply buy at store in Kathmandu.
And one important thing to consider while packing not only for Everest Base Camp but for every trekking holiday is that to keep your bag lighter and walk easier. Skip the might need things but make sure you grab the must need ones. Here I have listed few items that you might want to checklist while packing for Everest Base Camp Trek.
And please keep noted that baggage weight allowed for Lukla flight is 10 kg check-in baggage + 5 kg hand carry. So make it under 15 kg in total while flying from Kathmandu to Lukla. You can keep your extra baggage, items safely at your hotel in Kathmandu.
|Inner Layers of Clothing||Quantity|
|Base layered quick drying shirts||2|
|Short Sleeves trekking shirts||2|
|Base layered thermal underwear||2|
|Base layered thin socks||2 pair|
|Woolen trekking thick socks||2 pair|
|Trekking pants with zip off bottoms||2 pair|
|Fleece Sweaters||1 lighter and 1 heavier|
|Outer Layers of Clothing||Quantity|
|Wind and water proof Jacket and Pants||1|
|Full rounded hat or cap with sunblock||1|
|Fleece thermal layered hat||1|
|Pashmina Muffler or woolen neck band||1|
|Trekking shoes/boots||1 pair|
|Down booties||1 pair|
|Trekking Poles||1 or 2|
|-20 Sleeping Bag||1|
|300 mm lenses with tripod||1 each|
|Camera spare batteries||2|
|Portable Chargers/Solar Charger||1|
|Dual sim gsm cell phone with NTC & Ncell sim cards [Note: Get free NTC sim at TIA, Ncell sim at Rs 100, simple dual sim gsm phone for not more than Nrs2000]||1|
|Solar chargeable Headlamp||1|
|Memory Cards||2 (64 GB cards would be enough)|
|Tooth paste (small sized)||1|
|Shampoo sachet||1 dozen|
|Micro fiber towel 35” by 70″ sized for wrap up||1|
|Foot anti stink powder||Few packets|
|First Aid Medics||Quantity|
|Diamox for altitude sickness||20 tabs|
|Immodium to prevent diarrhea||1|
|Bandaids/ bandage wrap||1|
|Cotton and Neosporin||1/1|
|Betadin / Dettol||Small 1|
|Local currencies (NRS), no cards|
|2 Passport sized photographs|
|Chocolates||Few dark chocolate bars|
|Soft plastic water bag / camelback||1 / 1|
|Metal water bottle for hot water||1|
|Tea||Few tea bags|
|Playing Cards/ Chessboard / Badminton rackets with corks||1 each|
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