Packing List for Everest Base Camp Trek


When you are on a trek, you should never forget to pack the right things. But before you impulsively start packing things, the only smart thing to do is to prepare a list of things you are going to need during your time trekking. Packing a list for the Everest Base Camp trek is not a simple thing to do. Hence, you should start with what you need and discard all the things you don’t need based on your list. Everest base camp is definitely one place that is not going to need you to compromise on things you will need throughout your time there.

Hence, if you want to get a guide to all the things you should be keeping on your packing list for the Everest base camp trek, make sure to read till the end of this article!

Packing for colder months

Packing for your EBC trek during colder months like Everest base camp trek in december might be a little more complicated than packing for warmer months. You should not forget to pack essentials that are going to last you a long time on our visit to base camp, as well as keep you warm throughout your time there. It is not just layering that you should focus on but also the additional equipment that you are likely to require. Though packing for warmer months is not exceptionally different than packing for colder months, the layers are cut out, and the equipment and extra accessories are not as necessary. Therefore, you should do thorough research on all you need to pack during colder months.

Packing for warmer months

Summers in EBC are not an exception and is close to being as hot as it is in any other part of Nepal or China. Hence, you should not stress too much on how much you should pack. But since the EBC is situated in a colder place of the country, you should not take sleeveless clothes or be too comfortable with taking along every clothes you wear during summers in the hilly or terai region, or even your own country, given you are not from Nepal. Hence, layer up, but not as much as to lead you to excessive heat. Thin thermal wear is perfect for EBC during warmer months.

Equipment to take to EBC camp

  • Duffel bag (100ltr minimum)
  • Backpack (35ltr)
  • Rain cover (strong and durable backpacks come with covers)
  • Trekking poles (rented or bought from Kathmandu)
  • Sleeping bag (Rated to 0F,rented or bought in Kathmandu)
  • Sleeping bag liner (not compulsory)
  • Hydration bladder (must be at least 2 liter)
  • Water bottle (2ltr)
  • First aid kit
  • Water purification tablets (Stripens or tablets bought in Kathmandu)
  • Toiletries (2 rolls of toilet paper bought either in Kathmandu or Everest region)
  • Sunglasses (2 pairs of 3 or 4 categories)
  • Microfibre towel (Drying towel for showers)
  • Pillowcase (Practical to carry along)
  • Head torch (With extra batteries)
  • Dry bags (Suitable for splitting your clothing)
  • High-energy snacks (protein powder, weightless protein snacks)
  • Hydration supplements (Carry nuun tablets, Liquid IV, and day-to-day vitamin supplements)
  • Passport and visa
  • Currency

Clothes to take to the EBC trek

  • Trekking boots (La Sportiva Trango GTX or equivalent)
  • Base layers (Merino, 1 top, 1 base)
  • Middle layers (Down vest, fiber coating)
  • Outer layer (Suitable down jacket, Gortex rain gear top and base)
  • Socks x 6 (an additional couple of thicker pairs)
  • Lodge shoes (Trail shoes or equivalent)
  • Gaiters (Optional)
  • Neck buff (Bought in Kathmandu)
  • Warm hat (Beanie or oversized)
  • Sunhat or sports cap (to cover ear, head, neck)
  • Inner gloves (light liner gloves to go under bigger gloves)
  • Waterproof gloves (High grade or freezing temps)
  • Lodge clothes (full set-up materials to change into)
  • Sandals (exclusively for warmer months)

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