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21 Jun

Packing List before the Trip

Pack sensible

Before the trip we often forget how important is packing right gears and clothing, including its best to know what type of weather or climate in place we are travelling to.

Specially going to long trekking in Everest base camp or in Annapurna circuit in Nepal.

Below I have put few list of important gear and clothing which you can pack before going to trek in Himalayas, but do make sure length of trek as well.

Clothing
Layering is extremely important when trekking to Everest Base Camp.

  • 2 quick drying long sleeved base layer shirts
  • 2 trekking shirts short sleeve
  • 2 Thermal underwear – base layer
  • 2 liner socks
  • 3 pair woolen blend trekking socks
  • 2 pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms
  • 2 fleece sweaters – one lightweight, one heavier

Outer Layers

  • 1 wind/rain proof overlayer– jacket and pants
  • 1 down jacket – (don’t really need this, layers would be fine, but it does get quite cold in base camp.)
  • 1 down vest
  • 1 Warm winter hat
  • 1 lightweight thermal layer hat
  • 1 peak hat
  • 1 headband/buff
  • 1 pair gloves
  • 1 Pair trekking boots ( not new)
  • 1 Pair crocks or Birkenstocks (would recommend sandals that you can wear with socks. Instead of flip-flops we suggest birkenstock type shoes for late night bathroom runs)
  • 1 pair down booties (they saved feet.) Great for keeping feet warm in room and while sleeping and for in the lodge.

Gear
Since you are staying in Tea houses when climbing to Everest Base Camp, you don’t need a lot of extra travel gear. If you find you need more, you can pick up what you forgot at Namche Bazaar.

  • 1 headlamp
  • 1 sleeping bag heavy (as tea houses supply blankets TOO)
  • 1 watch with alarm
  • 2 Pairs of sunglasses  (in case one breaks)

Electronics
You don’t want to go overboard on carrying electronics when climbing to base camp. Every extra piece of gear will feel extremely heavy. On the other hand, it’s a once in a lifetime chance and you will want to capture as many photos as possible.

  • 1 DSLR camera(IF YOU ARE PHOTOGRAPHER) with 3 extra batteries (charging is expensive on the mountain, but you can charge your batteries if they go dead for a fee)
  • 1 GO PRO Might be useful.
  • 1 solar charger (charging is expensive, if you can charge yourself will save money)
  • 2-3 portable chargers.
  • Chargers with belkin mini surge protector and adapter.
  • Extra batteries for headlamps.
  • Tip: Keep batteries close to your body, that will make them last longer.

First Aid

  • Diamox – for altitude
  • Advil
  • Aleve
  • Vicks vapor rub
  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick
  • Anti nauseant – you tend to feel just a bit nauseous a lot at altitude.
  • Imodium – diarrhea is common at altitude for some people.
  • Bandaids
  • Blister bandages or moleskin
  • Eye drops
  • Advil cold and sinus
  • Nasal moisturizer – altitude causes nasal cavities to be very dry, nasal moisturiser isvery helpful.
  • Tweezers
  • Tiger balm
  • Toiletries
  • Foot powder (for Deb’s stinky feet)
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Micro fibre towel
  • Gold Bond – this just feels good all the time

Documents

  • Passports/ Tickets/itinerary
  • TIMs Card (permit to allow you into park bought in Kathmandu which we will provide you.)
  • We will exchange Euro into Plenty of Nepalese Rupees in kathmandu, no ATM’s on the trek.So there you have it, that’s our packing list for Base camp.

Namaste Nomad always provide all packing info before departure to make our clients easy in compact packing.

Hope above list was helpful for you.

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