Here’s are complete information’s of what things needed for Everest base camp trek or any other lodge treks in Nepal. Appropriate planning and gear for the conditions will go a long ways to safeguarding you have a great hiking experience. What obeys is an appealing inclusive list and will make sure you are covered in the coolest months of the year. If you have queries on what you could requirement just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a best place to purchase hiking gear at reasonable prices. You can download the comprehensive Everest base camp packing list here:
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Please note that this is a porter-supported trek. We provide 1 porter for two clients. We will provide you with a trek duffel bag where you keep your weighty things and the porter carries this bag. You must need to bring your own small daypack. In the day bag, you can put money, essential documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc.
The weight boundary for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flights is 15 kg or 33 pounds. Which is including both the duffel bag and the daypack. If you surpass this boundary, you will have to pay an extra fee. When this happens, sometimes the airline sends your bag in later flights and this can be very difficult for sometimes. You can store city clothing’s and your non-trekking stuff at Hotel in Kathmandu or our office. We do provide free safe storage facility for our clients.
The first thing to think is that throughout the trek your equipment will be separated between what you carry in a day pack and what the porters carry each day for you in a duffel bag. At the beginning of each morning the porters will take your duffel and carry it up to the next teahouse. You need to pack a daypack with all you need for the day of trekking as it will be hard to access any of your necessary things that the porters are carrying until the evening when you reach at the lodge. To make hiking easier you should keep your daypack as light as possible and only carry what you will really essential while trekking such as camera, headlamp, poncho, extra layers, snacks, sun creams and water bottles.
FOR YOUR DUFFEL: (we deliver our company duffel bag for the trek)
Our Porters will carry up to 20-25 kg of your personal items sharing with 2 people. You must need your personal sleeping bag and down jacket (Must have for mornings, nights and evenings, and for altitudes above 4,000 m; You can rent for $35 if you need one for trek)
Layering – Base, Middle and Outer Layers
If you are planning to do this trek in March, April or October you perhaps expect beautiful good weather and might even find yourself walking in shorts and a t-shirt at the lower altitudes. But as you advance altitude it gets gradually colder and base camp can be under freezing any time of year. So it’s best to come equipped for cold weather and bring those a few additional layers just in case. Layering your clothing lets you simply control your body warmness by enhancing or removing layers or simply unzipping.
The Base Layer – is the main layer of clothing you must put on in the cold and could help your body keep a steady temperature by keeping extra insulation and wicking away sweat. Look for materials like Capilene or Merino Wool as cotton materials will captivate moisture and converse the purpose of the base layer.
Middle Layers – A central layer helps as your insulating layer and the best option is for a thick down jacket or fleece. Please find a jacket that is easy to zip and unzip so you can control temperature without having to go to the difficulty to remove your jacket all the time.
Shell or Outer Layer – The external layer safeguards you from elements. The best material is Gortex, which is both breathable and waterproof.
Hats, Hand and Gaiters
Hats – When its warm a bandana or wide brimmed hat is important to protect you from the sun and when it’s cold you should have a Balaclava or wool hat that covers your ears.
Gloves – Its best to apply the principle of layering here as well and bring a lightweight glove and heavier wool or down mitten that you put over it when it’s extremely cold.
Gaiters – Optional
Footwear: Shoes and Socks
Hiking Shoes – The best choice is to bring a good trekking boots as well as a comfortable camp shoe that you can wear in the lodge after trekking.Your best for footwear varies a bit on your personal favorite and if you frequently trek in tennis shoes then you can possibly do the same going to base camp as the path is moderately level without a lot of rocks. The problem of tennis shoes is they don’t offer any ankle support and they are not as warm as trekking shoes. So, Having a comfy shoe is tremendously essential and the most usual mistake people make is getting boots, which are too small. Ideally, your hiking boot should have additional room for socks but not be so loose fitting that your heel slips while you are hiking. If you start to get a sore or your feet are painful its best to stop and take care of the condition before it becomes a real problematic. As an Expert Sherpa we advise trying a lightweight sock-liner in addition to a heavier sock or otherwise two pairs of cotton sock to minimize friction. Please try your hiking boots properly before buying it.
Socks – The best selection is a mixture wool sock and lightweight sock liner made of a material like Capilene. Cotton socks will works as well but you should make sure that you bring a different pair for daily.
Hiking boots with ankle support
Your best is to bring your own sleeping bag or to purchase one in Kathmandu. If don’t have your own sleeping bag and down jacket and looking for hiring in Katmandu. We offer rental sleeping bags for $20 and down jacket rentals for $15 on request. Teahouses along the route will keep a mattress covered by a sheet as well as a pillow and if you require an extra an extra blanket to cover your sleeping bag then just tell our local Sherpa guide. He/she will assist you to get one from lodge owner.
INSIDE YOUR DAYPACKS- On the Trail:
Here are specific things you will to keep simply accessible while you are on the route. You can easily get drinking water and snacks from the lodges along the way. Sometimes Weather conditions might change fast therefore even if it’s warm and sunshiny in the morning bring some warm layers and a poncho that covers yourself and day pack in case of rain or snow.
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still advise you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)
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