Ultimate Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List

Have you heard about the obscure Everest Base Camp trek? Just kidding; it is probably the most popular trek globally! The trek offers a breathtaking panorama of four of the six highest peaks in the world – Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu – and many other giants like Pumori, Ama Dablam and Khumbila (a sacred mountain which has never been climbed).

Reaching an elevation of 8848 meters above sea level, the peak of Everest is traditionally held to be the highest point on Earth. This is because our traditional measure of height is elevation above sea level, and no other mountain can match Everest in that regard. By traditional metrics, Everest stands supreme.

Everest doesn’t exactly stand alone in its neighborhood. It is in fact merely the tallest pointy bit of the Tibetan Plateau, which is the highest-elevation region in the world. The whole plateau, which spans more than two-and-a-half-million square kilometers, has an average elevation of 4500m already, so a great deal of Everest’s elevation comes from its position in the surrounding environment.

Without a doubt, Mount Everest is the number one attraction in Nepal. While you may not be on form to climb to the top, you can still see the big daddy peak by catching a mountain flight from Kathmandu. The scenic flight from the capital Kathmandu to the most dangerous airport in the world, Tenzing-Hillary Airport aka Lukla Airport, is another highlight of this trek.

Mount Everest has been one of the coolest and adventurous trekking destinations in Nepal. As we already know, Everest is the world's highest peak, which is 8,848 m above sea level. Millions of trekkers and climbers come to Nepal for climbing, researching, and trekking in the Everest region.

If you want to experience the majestic mountain then pack your bag and move to trek to the Everest region where you can experience the local life of the people, the beautiful and world's highest mountain and many more that you have ever seen in your whole life. The necessary equipment list for this trekking starts from your flight to Lukla from Kathmandu or Manthali.

Things that are packed in your bag is applicable in each step on the trek to Kala Pathar. The beautiful journey to Everest leads you to the most exciting and wonderful experiences you will ever get inside on this planet. The place surrounds with the authentic Sherpa people, and their villages in the Khumbu region.

You will get a chance to explore the trail throughout the thick and wonderful Rhododendron forests leading to the Earth's highest peak. You gonna get and experience the panoramic view of mountain wholly in this region. Everest Base Camp trek can be possible if you plan well for it.

The planning represents the period for completing the trek, good health, different types of equipment or tools needed for the trek, etc. The most important thing we should do before every trek in any region is packing our bags. Packing our bags represents the tools, gears clothes, gadgets, food, drinks, shoes, tent and many other items.

Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List

So, the question arises, what do I need to pack for Everest Base Camp trek? Some of the things are mentioned below to pack on your EBC trek bag.

1. Gears

It’s presumed the person already has their own climbing gear, down suit, high-altitude climbing boots, crampons, mitts, gloves, backpack, tent, -40C sleeping bag, sleeping mat, stove, ice-axe.

As you have to stay in the Tea Houses what you need to know is that you should have a lot of extra traveling gears. Don't forget to take all the required items which are most important for trekking to Everest Base Camp. You should have headlamps, a heavy sleeping bag for saving yourself from cold, an alarm clock. You should have two pairs of sunglasses to protect your eyes from snow blindness.

2. Electronic Gadgets

Some of the electronic tools are also important to take to your EBC trek but don't carry any kinds of heavy electronic items because it will create problem to yourself as they will make things extremely heavier. One thing that you should really know is the lifetime opportunity and you should not miss to capture every moment in the photo as much as possible.

Take a DSLR with you with three batteries or any kind of video camera too, a solar charger, two-three portable chargers and do not forget extra batteries for your headlamps.

3. First Aid tool

If you feel a bit nauseous at an altitude then you should have antinauseant. As diarrhea is a common thing in these altitudes, you should take Imodium with you. Some basic medicine and creams are Advil, Vicks vaporub, sunscreen, chapstick, lip balm, Aleve, tweezers, eye drops, the nasal moisturizer are the things mentioned commonly which are used as a first aid while trekking to Everest Base Camp.

4. Toiletries

Talking about the toiletries, you must take soap, shampoo, toilet paper, microfiber towel. Take some foot power too also with it will help in your whole journey.

5. Clothes

Warm types of clothes are more preferred in the Everest trek because you are ultimately traveling to one of the coldest regions on Earth. You need to pick two quick-drying types of full sleeve t-shirts, thermal underwear, trekking pants which has the zip in the bottoms, fleece sweaters, linear socks and also take three pairs of woolen hiking socks. These are the must have clothes to take with you on the trekking journey.

In the same way, we need some kinds of outer layer with us. They are as mentioned - one down jacket to be safe from the cold and wind, one rainproof outer layer i.e. jacket and pants, one down vest, one hat, a pair of gloves and trekking boots, one light wear thermal coat, and also one pair of down booties should be taken with you.

6. Documents

The most important thing is to get an entry in the spot or the trekking route. You must have some required documents with you such as passport, plenty of money because you will not get any ATMs over there, maps, a lonely planet guide, your trail permit card TIMS with you.

7. Porting

The person would be self-sufficient and carry all their necessary equipment to Base Camp. This has been done before, but is extremely rare.

8. Boots

Try on and test boots with the socks you plan to wear. Walk around in the store with the new boots for at least half an hour to test for comfort, snuggness and pressure points. When you jab the foot forward in the floor like you're braking, the foot should not slide forwards in the boot. If you can, wear the shoes all day for a week or two. Then wear them on a couple hikes for the projected distance you plan to hike.

Finally, hike with a backpack with the weight you plan to carry. This is all progressive so that if the shoes do not work out you have a chance to return them in and as good a condition as possible. This also gives your feet and shoes time to adjust, to find the lacing that works, and whether you need to switch inner inner souls, et cetera.

Keep in mind, the lighter the boot the less break in required. And the less you carry, the less you need a heavier boot.

9. Oxygen

A no-O's attempt would eliminate the substantial cost of oxygen tanks, regulators, masks, and transportation of tanks to and above Base Camp.

The things mentioned above are the most important like the clothes, document, first aid and many more which are basic needs for your whole trip. This thing will help to complete your trekking very effectively. Enjoy your trip to the Everest Base camp.
Kalyan Panja