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Jun

Everest base Camp Trek packing list

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Mount Everest (8848m) is the world’s tallest peak and is located in the east northwestern part of Nepal. The Mount Everest Base Camp is the world’s largest, standing at 5364 meters (17598 feet) above sea level. The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and one of the most popular high adventure journeys.

Every year, approximately 45k people fly into Lukla Airport and visit the base camp. Trekkers usually take a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla before beginning their trek to Everest Base Camp to save time and energy.

If you are planning a trip to Everest Base Camp, you should be aware of what you will need to bring with you. And, perhaps more importantly, what not to bring! The journey to the base of the world’s highest mountain range can be difficult, if not impossible. It is necessary to prepare for the extreme altitudes and climatic conditions. As a result, for your safety and the sake of the environment, we’ve put together a guide that will reveal the best tips and tricks for packing for your Everest Base Camp trek.

Amigo Treks and Expeditions has many years of experience and expertise in the field of travel and tours. We’ve accumulated a significant number of tricks that must be followed. This includes a packing list to help you prepare for your trek. Though it may not appear to be as important at first glance, packing can make or break your trekking adventure.

As a result, for your convenience, here is the ultimate list of what you should bring on your trek to Everest Base Camp and what you should not carry. Also, keep in mind that you can rent the following items.

Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List

Baggage

  • 70-90 liter duffle bag or backpack
  • Waterproof daypack 30-35 liters
  • Selection of smaller waterproof bags (to organize equipment and keep spare clothing dry)

Equipment

  1. Sleeping bag (comfort rated -10°C)
  2. Headtorch and spare batteries
  3. Water bottles 1 liter x2
  4. Sunglasses (100% UV Protection)

Clothing and Shoes

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm down jacket
  • Warm jumper
  • Trekking trousers
  • Baselayer shirts
  • Sunhat/ warm hat/ beanie
  • Hiking boots
  • Trekking Socks, liner socks, and heavy mountaineering socks
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof gloves or mittens

Personal Items

  • Sun protection
  • Washbag and toiletries
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Travel towel
  • Small padlock (to lock your bag)
  • Basic first aid kit including antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite), glucose tablets, and multi-vitamin tablets.

Optional Items

  • Trekking poles
  • Trainers or similar for use in the lodges
  • Spare laces
  • Shorts
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Travel clothes
  • Camera
  • Pen-knife (remember to pack sharp objects inside the hold baggage)
  • Repair kit (i.e. needle, thread, duct tape, etc)

Special Checklist for winter

  • Layered clothing /Thermals and Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March)
  • 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweight wool jumpers/sweater/fleece jacket
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional)
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Fleece or wool trousers/pants
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens – wool or fleece with a waterproof shell outer
  • A four-season sleeping bag/sleep sheet
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Gaiters (optional)

Special Checklist for summer

Lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece

Umbrella/waterproof jacket and trousers (May to September)

Sunscreen lotion with maximum SPF

Water bottle

What NOT to pack!

  • Jewelry and valuables
  • Heavy zoom lenses for your camera
  • Too many cotton clothes
  • More than one pair of jeans
  • Bulky Towels
  • Extra Gadgets

Now that you are familiar with what to include, and exclude while packing for your Everest Base Camp Trek, make sure to check what you should expect when traveling to Nepal.

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