Sep
15

#Packing #List For #Everest Base Camp Trek 2018 – 2 weeks #EBC trek.

 Nepal trekking Gear List 2018

Packing List For Everest Base Camp Trek 2017 and 2018

2 weeks EBC trek.
Packing list for EBC trek

Clothes

  • 2 dri fit short sleeved shirts
  • 2 long sleeved thermal tops (1 for sleeping)
  • 2 thermal pants (1 for sleeping)
  • 2 trekking pants (honestly 1 would be enough, depends on your comfort level)
  • 2 sports bras (for woman, or guys with boobs)
  • Undergarment (disposables)
  • Fleece jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Outer waterproof windbreaker
  • 2 pairs of regular long socks (for daily trekking)
  • 1 pair of thicker long socks (for sleeping)

Accessories

  • Warm hat
  • Beanie
  • Sun cap
  • Head buff (recommend to bring 2 cos it’ll get really really dusty and you might wanna change them!)
  • Sunglasses with UV rays protection (don’t wana burn your eyeballs as you get 5000m closer to the sun)
  • Waterproof thick gloves

Electronic Gadgets

  • Mobile phone
  • Phone charger
  • Portable battery (We brought the slim lightweight 5,000mAh portable battery. Should have brought a larger capacity battery instead, well because electricity up there is charged per charge)
  • Camera + extra batteries (Batteries life shorten in the cold)
  • Tripod (Optional)

Toiletries

  • Bring minimal as you will only get to shower once or twice throughout the entire trek!*

Shampoo

  • Body soap
  • Sunblock (ideally spray type, minimally SPF 50 and above)
  • Facial wash
  • Moisturiser (Both for face & body. Your skin gets really dry in the Himalayas)
  • Tooth paste
  • Tooth brush
  • Foot powder
  • Small microfibre towel
  • Lunette cup
  • Lip balm (best with SPF protection)

Gear

  • -20 degree celcius sleeping bag (provided by the agency)
  • Optional, if you feel uncomfortable using the communal sleeping bag. We used the liner for the first 3 days only. After that we gave up on using it, too troublesome. Also cos we were already filthy, so…doesn’t make a difference sleeping in the sleeping bag directly)
  • Trekking shoes (ideally high/mid cut and waterproof as there are quite a few river crossing)
  • Trekking poles (bought ours from Thamel street in Kathmandu for $8.50/pair)
  • Headlight (more for navigating around at night in your teahouse or if you’re heading out to admire the starry night)
  • Swiss Army Knife (for any other emergencies!)

Miscellaneous

  • Passport
  • Thermal flask (super useful especially at sub zero temperatures at higher altitudes! We usually like drinking hot water at night before we sleep and first thing in the morning, keep our insides warm!)
  • Slippers (useful for walking around the tea houses and to the toilet. Nice to give your feet a break from the trekking shoes)
  • Medication (Ibuprofen/Panadol, flu, diarrohea, nauseous pills, Diamox (altitude sickness), lozenges, handiplast, and other usual medication that you take)
  • Water purification tablets (our agency were pro-environment and preferred us to not use plastic bottles)

Playing cards

  • Toilet paper! (Most of the teahouses that we stayed at had no toilet paper)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Snacks and chocs! (vacuum packed bakkwa, fun sized snicker bars, assortment of nuts worked for us!)

Did we miss out anything? Do share with us in the comments below!