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Everest Base Camp Packing List

"Everest Base Camp Packing List : Pack Perfectly for the EBC Trekking"

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EVEREST BASE CAMP PACKING LIST: a guide to pack for EBC Trek

Packing is the most essential activity before setting off for the Everest Base Camp trek. Everest Base Camp Packing list includes all the vital gears to simple equipment. One should prepare for at least three weeks of high altitude travel. Make sure everything you pack is absolutely essential.

Before starting our Everest Base Camp trek hike, I browsed through many EBC packing lists and from these lists created my own tried and tested Everest Base Camp packing list.

THE PERFECT EVEREST BASE CAMP PACKING LIST

First of all, make the necessary research about the essential packing list. The list may vary according to your travel season and the number of days on the trek. We suggest to limit your luggage up to 10-11 kg to travel comfortably. In a normal teahouse trek, a porter serves for two travelers and carries up to 30 kg of weight including his/her own backpack.

WHAT DID WE PACK FOR THE EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK?

You may split your Everest Trekking Packing list into the categories of food, toiletries, medicine, electronics, and other essential items.  Then prepare your sets of basics, hiking and lodge clothes and stuff for sleeping.

THE BASICS

  • A comfortable backpack
  • Hiking boots (make sure your boots break properly and take some extra laces with you)

HIKING CLOTHES

  1. Short sleeve hiking shirt
  2. Long-sleeve hiking shirt/sweater
  3. Down jacket
  4. Lightweight windbreaker
  5. Pair of hiking pants
  6. Pair of hiking socks
  7. Scarf
  8. Buff
  9. Gloves
  10. Underwear
  11. Rain poncho + backpack rain cover
  12. Sunglasses

CLOTHES FOR THE LODGE

  1. Thermal underwear (top and bottom)
  2. Fleece sweater
  3. Pair of pants
  4. Warm socks
  5. A pair of warm slippers
  6. T-shirt

FOR SLEEPING

  1. Sleeping bag
  2. Pillowcase
  3. Travel sheet
  4. Earplugs
  5. Eye mask

FOOD

  1. Dry Fruits
  2. Salted peanuts
  3. Energy Bars/Snickers
  4. Cookies

TOILETRIES

  1. Baby wipes
  2. Baby powder
  3. Hand sanitizer
  4. Shampoo (small bottle)
  5. Travel towel
  6. Sunscreen
  7. Lifeguard/Labello
  8. Deodorant
  9. Contacts and glasses =
  10. Hairbrush
  11. Floss, toothpaste, and toothbrush

MEDICINE

  1. Diamox
  2. Loperamide (stopper) and laxatives (goer)
  3. Paracetamol
  4. Antibiotics
  5. Lots of bandages (for blisters)
  6. Antiseptic cream
  7. Iodine
  8. Strepsils (or different brand) for throat pain
  9. ORS
  10. Vitamin C

Note: You may not need to use this medicine but it is safer to carry in case.

ELECTRONICS

  1. Local SIM Card
  2. Mobile Phone with + charging cable
  3. Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus Solar Panel and the Goal Zero Venture 30 Power Pack
  4. Spare Batteries
  5. Extra Memory Cards

ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTS

  1. Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card
  2. Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
  3. Passport
  4. Plenty of cash

OTHER ESSENTIAL ITEMS

  1. Lifestraw Water Filter Bottle
  2. Trekking poles
  3. Pocket knife
  4. Duct tape
  5. Lots of toilet paper
  6. Detailed map
  7. Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya

Conclusion for Everest Base Camp  Packing List

You might be interested to carry lots of things but the weight constraints are always there. So, pack the most essentials. Check it twice from the list, follow the basic packing principle to pack smartly. You may recheck your list and buy the remaining things in Kathmandu.

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