One of the most common questions among the trekkers planning to trek Everest Base Camp is regarding the Packing list of all necessary equipment & gear. Having the proper list of all essential equipment is one of the most important parts of trekking at Everest Base Camp. Here we have prepared the list of all necessary trekking gear & equipment for Everest Base Camp Trek, Most of the equipment can be purchased easily in Kathmandu. You can either buy or rent the equipment & gear. Also, don’t forget that it is very important to purchase good quality and reliable clothes and footwear as you will be facing very cold conditions on the trek. Below Here is the packing list for the Everest Base camp.
Clothing is one of the most important factors to consider while trekking to Everest Basecamp. Weather can change unpredictably as you trek from a lower to a higher altitude, so the ability to layer up or down the clothes is important. Here are the main layers of clothing that you need to take with you.
The base layer is the first layer of your clothing & it is very important for higher altitudes & colder parts of the trek. The material is the most important consideration when deciding on a good base layer. Look for fabrics like Capilene or Merino Wool as cotton materials that will absorb moisture easily.
-Moisture-wicking long-sleeve tee-shirts
-Long underwear pants
The second or middle layer is the insulation layer & the best option for this is a thick down jacket or fleece. You should find a jacket that is comfortable & easy to wear.
-Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
-Long sleeve shirts
The last or third layer of your clothing consists of a warm, thick waterproof jacket & trousers. These will be used mainly in high altitudes during extremely cold weather.
-Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
-Rain Poncho that covers your day pack.