Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 days EBC trekking in Nepal with Flight Food accommodation Guide Porter and many more
Everest base camp trek is one of the oldest and busiest trekking trails in Nepal. The 14 days trekking take you on the land of mountains with unique Sherpa cultural. With twisting tracks, lush pastures, Sherpa bazaars and settlements, Buddhist monasteries, and numerous streams.
Everest Base Camp trek route starts from Kathmandu with a thrilling flight to Lukla. The landing at the world’s most dangerous airstrip will surely give you the Goosebumps. After arrival, follow your skilled guide and trek to Phakding, A Sherpa village located in the Bhote Koshi River gorge. Your next stop is Namche, and to reach the Sherpa town, you pass the immaculate Bhote Koshi River. Walking through the Mani stones and multi-coloured strips of prayer flags, you arrive at Namche Bazaar, a significant trade-off post for Sherpas. Other villages on the EBC trek itinerary include Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche among others. You will also visit the most sacred Buddhist monastery of Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery, during the 14 days EBC trekking. The moderate trek becomes worthwhile after a hard climb on the glaciers when you reach Everest Base Camp, which hosts amazing panorama of the entire Khumbu Himalayas. The best part of Everest Base Camp trek is the climb to Kala Patthar (5550m), where you can observe the sheer beauty of Mount Everest (8848m) and the surrounding mountains. By the finale of the EBC trek, you will have tons of memories, pictures, and experiences that will last till eternity.
One of the most common question among the trekkers planning to trek Everest Base Camp is regarding the Packing list of all necessary equipment & gears. Having the proper list of all essential equipment is one of the most important parts in trekking Everest Base Camp. Here we have prepared the list of all necessary trekking gears & equipment for Everest Base Camp Trek, Most of the equipment can be purchased easily in Kathmandu. You can either buy or rent the equipment & gears. 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 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 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 considerations 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 insulation layer & the best option for this is 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 warm, thick waterproof jacket & trousers. These will be used mainly in high altitude during extremely cold weather.
-Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
-Rain Poncho that covers your day pack.
-Hat:- You’ll need light & good hat that’ll protect you from the sun. One hat will be enough & make sure that your hat is light.
-Beanie:- A beanie is a must to protect you from cold breeze & keep your head warm during the trek.
-Neck gaiter:- A neck gaiter is necessary to keep your neck area & face warm.
-Inner Gloves:- You’ll need to use inner gloves when the weather is moderate to perform various tasks.
-Outer insulated gloves:- Your outer gloves should be thick, warm, waterproof & durable. You should look for gloves that’ll keep your hand warm when in sub-zero temperatures.
-Hiking boots:- Hiking boots is one of the most important things to consider while trekking. Make sure that your hiking boots are comfortable & fit you perfectly rather than looking at its brand. Find a lightly weighted hiking boot that has waterproof upper & deep cut traction on the sole.
-Trekking shoes/sandals:- Even though hiking boots are the best while trekking & hiking, we recommend you to bring a pair of comfortable trekking shoes/sandals to wear in & around tea houses every day.
-Hiking socks:- We suggest you bring 4-5 pairs of cotton socks which allows your foot to breathe & can be used multiple times before hand washing it. You shouldn’t choose anything from cotton.
-Warm thermal socks:- Thermal socks are the socks which are slightly thicker than the normal hiking socks. You should bring 1 pair of warm thermal socks with you that can be used for colder condition near base camp.
-Gaiters:- Gaiters are made of waterproof materials which extend from your boot to ankle. It prevents any dust, mud, water or rocks from getting into your boots.