Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days trip code: EH01

Best Months

  • March-May
  • Sept-Nov

Duration

  • 16 Days

Grade / Difficulty

  • Strenuous

Accomodation

  • Hotels/Local Tea-houses

Price:

1260USD
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Is Everest Base Camp on your bucket list? If you haven’t done EBC Trek, you have missed the ultimate trekking adrenaline. The prime highlight of the trek is the scenic view of Himalayan peaks. Besides that, the unique Sherpa culture in traditional Sherpa villages of Khumbu Region and the rich wildlife of Sagarmatha National Park are additional highlights of the Everest Base Camp.

The trek begins with the thrilling flight to world's one of the challenging airstrips of Lukla and stretches along the trails of rolling hills of Dudh Koshi River Valley cross passing culturally rich Sherpa villages like Namche and Tengboche. A walk through dense rhododendron and bamboo forests could be pleasant experience whereas the steep uphill walk at times to gain altitude could be a challenging endeavour. However, the rewards of the trek are frequent. The bustling Sherpa Village Namche at 3480m, the vistas of Himalayan giants including Everest and its neighbouring peaks, the glacial walk to Everest Base Camp 5357m and the whole view of Everest from Kalapatthar are the most delightful rewards of the Everest Base Camp Trek.

The trek with us is well designed for proper acclimatization and led by veteran Sherpa guides. We guarantee you that Everest Base Camp Trek with us will be a lifelong memorable holiday that takes you under the shadow of world's highest peak Everest.

Our Effort to Avoid Altitude Sickness

(In order to avoid altitude sickness, "Climb High, Sleep Low” is the rule one needs to follow. Apart from acclimatization days at Namche and Dingboche, to aid the acclimatization process, we hike a little higher than our overnight stop and get down for overnight rest.)   

Trip Highlights

  • The sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley
  • The incredible Sherpa culture and hospitality of Khumbu
  • Beautifully located Sherpa villages and the ancient monasteries within them
  • The adventurous walk with awe-inspiring Himalayan panorama dominated by Everest
  • The landmarks like Everest & Kalapatthar from where world's highest mountains look very close
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WHATS INCLUDED IN $1260
  • Airport Pickup and Drop service by private vehicle
  • 3 nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 Star Hotel including Breakfast.
  • Full day guided Kathmandu tour on Day 2 by private vehicle.
  • Entry fees to all heritage sites during  tour in Kathmandu
  • 3 meals BLD during trekking. 
  • Domestic airport transfers by Private Vehicle
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight Tickets and Tax.
  • All accommodation on a trek (Lodge/Tea-house)
  • Tea/Coffee (Served on Cup) 
  • Purified drinking water (medicated safe to drink) during the trek as much as you need
  • Government Licensed Guide
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag upon request.
  • Imperial Duffel Bag upon request.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee 
  • Insurance for all staff & porters
  • Basic First Aid Service
  • Route Map
  • All applicable government tax
Day to Day Itinerary
  • Day 01 : Arrive to Kathmandu; transfer to your hotel
  • Day 02 : Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • Day 03 : Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding
  • Day 04 : Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 05 : Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
  • Day 06 : Trek to Tengboche
  • Day 07 : Tengboche to Dingboche Trek
  • Day 08 : Acclimatization in Dingboche
  • Day 09 : Trek to Lobuche
  • Day 10 : Trek to Gorakshep & then to Everest Base Camp, Return to Gorakshep for overnight stay
  • Day 11 : Trek to Kalapatthar 5545m and trek back to Periche
  • Day 12 : Trek to Khumjung
  • Day 13 : Trek to Monjo
  • Day 14 : Trek to Lukla
  • Day 15 : Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 16 : Farewell Day
Service Excludes
  • Nepal arrival visa (USD25 for 15 days and USD40 for 30 days in Cash)
  • International flight tickets.
  • Lunch, dinner and other food expenses in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses like all kinds of drinks including mineral water, alcohol and soft beverages.
  • Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla (only 15 kg is allowed)
  • Extra porter if you require (it cost USD20 per day)
  • Extra Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging while on a trek
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/roadblock due to any reason
  • Extra tour and activity.
  • Tipping Guide, Porter and Driver (as a well-done job)
  • Your insurance that covers Helicopter Evacuation & Medical Expenses

Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu; transfer to your hotel

Welcome to Nepal, the Land of the Himalayas. You will be greeted by Ecstatic Himalaya Staff at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), then s/he will escort you to the Hotel. A meeting is scheduled at our office to revise the trek plan briefly, if possible on the same day, if not, then in the proceeding day. 

Meals: Dinner
We will escort you to one of the finest Restaurant for welcome dinner filled with Cultural Music, Ethnic Dance. ​

Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Let us introduce you Kathmandu Valley. Actually this day is a trek preparation day. As our team is preparing the required permits for Everest Base Camp Trek; you will be taken to Kathmandu's most beautiful locales where culture history and the heritage of the ancient town spills in every corner. Explore the biggest hub of Hinduism in Nepal Pashupatinath where travelers get to experience the important aspects of the religion. Stroll around Boudhanath, a large dome shaped stupa where Tibetan culture and Buddhism are seen at its best. Exploration of Kathmandu Durbar Square is an awesome experience as it takes you to Nepal’s one of the oldest architectural landmarks where local Newari culture also has been prospering for ages.

Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 03: Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding

Today is the big day, the real adventure of the Everest Base Camp Trek begins. Trans Himalayan flight to world’s one of the thrilling airports Lukla is sheer aerial adventure of the trek. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu. As soon as we reach Lukla our adventurous trek begins.  As the trek to Phakding along Dudh Koshi River Valley begins, the sights of beautifully painted stone mani walls manifest Khumbu culture. The views of Himalayan peaks Kusum Khangkaru and Kongde Ri brings us closer to high altitude nature. A short introductory trek of 3 to 4 hours will bring us to Phakding, which is the home to 500 years old Pemacholing Monastery.  Over night on local teahouse in full board basis.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Today we begin the trek with uphill climb. We cross pass Rimshung Monastery and Uchhecholing Monasteries and get to the entrance to natural world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park. Trekking our way further in the lap of the himalayas, we arrive to Larbha Dobhan. A final steep uphill climb for an hour or so, which offers the first glimpse of Everest throughout brings us to Namche, the legendary Sherpa village of Khumbu. The day's trek is almost 6 hours.

Namche, the financial hub of Khumbu has modern facilties like banks, internet cafes, money exchangers and bars. We will stay in a fine teahouse in Namche. 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 05: Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization

We have already reached the altitude of 3440m; hence a day rest to get customized with high altitude is essential. However, we will walk to nearby hotspots around Namche that helps acclimatization and offers an opportunity of cultural exploration. Overnight in Namche.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche

Trekking along the pleasant trails of Sagarmatha National Park with frequent sights of Himalayan peaks including Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Taboche, Kangtega and Thamserku we arrive to Phunke Tenga. A gentle push across an Army barrack brings us to Tengboche. Tengboche houses an ancient monastery with Mt. Amadablam at its backdrop, which is the prime highlight of Tengboche. On full board basis we will stay in a teahouse in Tengboche.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche Trek

Climbing up along the stony steps we arrive to Devoche where the head office of Sagarmatha National Park settles. Continuing the uphill walk we come across the largest Sherpa Village of Khumbu, Pangboche, which also houses hugely religious monastery of the region. Then the walk on flat trails with some gentle uphill and downhill walk we arrive to Devoche.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche

One more rest day in Devoche is necessary for high altitude acclimatization. However, a short day hike to Chukkung that takes around 3 to 4 hours would help you to properly acclimatize. East to Devoche within Imja Tse Valley Chukkung nestles. Savor the beauty of snowcapped peaks and glaciers from Chukkung and walk back to Devoche for overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche

Today's early trek include the pleasant walk aside the beautifully lined mani walls. However the harder part of the trek begins as the trek enters the trail of Three Passes Trek. Cross passing Kongma La Pass 5535m, we arrive to High Camp at Lobuche for the overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep & then to Everest Base Camp, Return to Gorakshep for overnight stay

Today is the biggest day of the trek as it takes you to the most important landmark of Everest Base Camp Trek - the base of world's crown, Everest. Climbing uphill we cross pass Lobuche Pass 5110m and Gorakshe Tsho Lake and arrive to Gorakshep. Stopping for the lunch break at Gorakshep, we resume our trek towards Everest Base Camp. Cross passing Mt. Pumori Base Camp and walking along the glacial trail for a while we arrive to Everest Base Camp. Enjoy the success and have the closest view of Everest from the colorfully tented Everest Base Camp before we walk down to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 11: Trek to Kalapatthar 5545m and trek back to Periche

Today we get to the maximum altitude Everest Base Trek takes us to. Early morning walk along the rocky trail brings us to Kalapatthar, the mountain also known as Black Diamond among trekkers. Savor the whole view of Everest from its base to top from Kalapatthar. Then descend down to Periche along the retracing trail.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 12: Trek to Khumjung

Today we trek along the retarcing trail until Phunke Tenga. The trek might be easier today as it is downhill walk most of the times as well as we are already used to high altitudes. Beyond Phunke Tenga we cross pass suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River and head towards Khyangjuma, the place where the trails to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village and Namche Bazaar branch. Views of snowcapped peaks like Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawache and Lhotse are stunning from here. The trail also offers possible sights of rare Himalayan species. On arriving Khumjung we explore the culturally rich Sherpa Village before we enjoy sound sleep in local teahouse.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 13: Trek to Monjo

Before leaving Khumjung, we explore Khumjung Gompa, visit Khunde Hillary Hospital & Government Yak Farm in the Khumjung valley. Walking through the world's highest airport of Syangboche we climb down to Namche for our lunch. Walking downhill from Namche brings us to Monjo where we will stay in alocal teahouse for the night.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 14: Trek to Lukla

The last day of the trek ends at Lukla with pleasant and easy downhill walk. On arriving Lukla enjoy your success and have a pleasant time strolling around the small Himalayan town as you are still in the lap of Himalayas savor the best of it for the last timein Lukla.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu

With loads of memories and adventurous experiences we will fly back to Kathmandu. On your arrival at Kathmandu we will escort you to your hotel. Enjoy the farewell dinner with us in typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast/Farewell Dinner

Day 16: Farewell Day

Our representative will escort to the airport for the final see off to your onward destination. Have a safe flight and visit Nepal time and again we have much more to show.

Group Size During Trek

The cost of the packages featured here in our website is based on maximum 2 Pax. But according to your preference we can customize the size and calculate the cost accordingly. We also arrange treks for solo lady traveller. Even if our fixed departure date doesn’t work for you, we can manage accordingly. Normally, for a group, we provide 1 main guide, 1 assistant guide along with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. Moreover, for every additional 2 trekkers, 1 more assistant guide and a porter will be provided.

 Trek Guides and staff.

For trekking, we provide local experienced trek guide who can communicate well with the guests and explain well about the trails, customs and traditions of the local community in the area. The role of the trek guide is to ensure that the trip runs smoothly. He will share his local knowledge, co-ordinate the day to day running of the tour. If you have any problems on the tour, please inform the trek guide. We are a well-established adventure company and we have employed professional trek guides (who are good in English speaking and few multi-linguals too).

Our guides are trained about the following:

  • Trekking Guide Training & licensed- Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management & Tourism Training Centre
  • Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
  • English Language KEEP
  • Conservation & Biodiversity TAAN
  • Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association

 Trip safety

Your safety is our main concern.

We have designed our itinerary keeping your safety in mind. Along the whole trekking period you will be guided by a professional guide who are trained about safety and first aid. We have every set up in case of emergency such as high-altitude medicine and Gamow Bag (High altitude Chamber bag).

Please note: High Altitude Chamber Bag is used to provide heat in your body and it is available on certain cost. Moreover, to let you familiar with altitude, you are suggested to walk slow and steady and ensure for proper acclimatization.

Climate and weather condition during trek

Weather in the mountain is extremely unpredictable. Nights are generally cooler and Days are warm.Everest Base Camp trek is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 20 degree C to -15 degree C.

 Permits and Fees

Permits with certain fees would be required to enter certain areas like World heritage sites, National Parks and other restricted areas. Our package cost includes all the permits fees. If any changes are made in the permits cost (by the government) we will inform you in the booking time.

Travel Insurance

While travelling to Nepal, you are requested to have a travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring your travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy. While getting insurance, don’t forget to discuss about the itinerary with your insurer as your insurance should cover all activities being undertaken during the trip.

 Altitude Mountain sickness

AMS is the abbreviation for Acute Mountain sickness also termed as the High Altitude Sickness. AMS is one of the challenges that the trekkers/ climbers might face during their climb in the mountains. As you reach higher in the altitude the oxygen level gradually decreases. If a person tries to climb too quickly then there is a higher chance of getting AMS. The major symptoms of AMS are

  • Headache
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • dizziness
  • tiredness
  • difficulty in sleeping etc

 However, AMS can be avoided by using some precautionary measures such as drinking plenty of water, eating enough food and walking in the steady pace. Our experienced guides who have been working in the Himalayas will help and instruct you for further measures. You will also be provided with a Gamow bag upon request at an additional charge which is considered a major gear to reduce the effect of AMS. In the worst case scenario, we shall arrange a rescue and evacuation using a helicopter whose cost should be covered by your travel insurance.

 Acclimatization

We are experts at operating at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our treks are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects.

 Physical Fitness

We strongly recommend our clients for consulting the doctor before planning their holidays. You should obtain professional advice from a travel clinic or your local Physician. Technical experience is not needed in every hiking/camping packages. 

  • Is this trip difficult for me?

  • Trekking in Himalaya can sometimes be challenging as it requires strength and a will to reach the destination. You might have to walk for about an average of 5-8 hours a day depending upon the trek grades. The up and downs the trails in the Himalayas requires certain strength. If you are physically fit then you can join any of the treks. We will make sure that you get proper amount of rest and adapt to the challenging mountain environment. Our itineraries are prepared in such a way that you will get proper amount of rest and is also flexible as there can be few changes made subject to the guide’s suggestion and clients wish.
  • How fit should I be?

  • Every trekkers despite of their respective ages should be moderately fit and used to some kind of exercise. If you are medically fit, you can trek to any of the regions of Nepal even if you are not used to walking.
  • What does trekking grade mean?

  • Nepal offers different category of the treks from short and easy trekking to the long and exhausting treks. The grades also depends upon the area of interest. The trekking in the Himalayas is divided into four types, namely Easy, Moderate, Difficult and Strenuous. The challenge in terms of both technicality and geography increases as we move higher in that order. Easy Treks No previous trek experience and any physical preparation are required to attempt this trek. An interest in walking will be enough to take up such treks. Such treks usually vary from 2 days hike to 5 days trekking and can reach up to an altitude of 3000 m. Treks usually on well-maintained paths and passes through ridges and involve walking up to 5 hours a day. Moderate Treks Moderate Treks will require at least 6-7 hours of walking every day, crossing 4000 m above high altitude passes, and long and exhausting walks through often rough trails, rocks and boulders. Therefore, you will require physical and mental fitness, positive attitude and interests and previous hiking or camping experience is preferred. You should prepare to face high altitude. Difficult Treks Previous trekking experience and technical knowledge is essential in Difficult Treks. Besides walking through rough trails for 6-7 hours and crossing high passes as high as 5000 m, you will also be glacier crossings on snow/ice. You will be facing high altitude air with low level of oxygen and continuous walking over huge stretch of Himalayan valleys. Positive attitude and perseverance is required. Strenuous Treks Strenuous Treks involve long days, long hours of challenging walks, high altitude passes above 5000 m, difficult terrains and glacier and snow walking. No doubt you need to be mentally and physically fit and in excellent health condition. As part of technical requirements, you will require to have rock and ice climbing experience with the knowledge of use of ice axe and crampons. You should consider joining one of the rock climbing and glacier walking classes prior to heading for Trek.
  • What Is the meaning of FOT?

  • On FOT or Fully Organized Trek yours eating and sleeping arrangements will be fully organized by the support crew. FOTs are also known as CAMPING TREKS. On camping trek you will be sleeping in tents. A trekking crew consists of one sirdar, one cook and kitchen crew, Sherpa assistants and porters depending on the size of the group. Under the leadership of the sirdar (the local trek leader), the crew consists of several Sherpa assistants who will ensure you don't take the wrong path, a cook and kitchen crew to keep you well fed with delicious and nutritious meals and the porters to transport all the gear from camp to camp. Our main aim is to make the trek as hassle-free and enjoyable as possible. The ratio of both Sherpa guides and kitchen crew to group members is generally 1:4 and the ratio of porters to group members is around 3:1 at the beginning of the trek, but this decreases as food is eaten and loads become smaller. For bathroom facilities we carry a toilet tent. Your camping staffs dig a deep hole in the ground for excrement and cover the hole with soil after the business is done.
  • What is Tea-House Trek?

  • TH trek means tea house trek. Some of the popular trekking routes are served by lodges making it possible for you to stay at local Tea house (mountain hut) during your trek. Tea house treks are less expensive then Camping trek and are largely suitable for small group. Usually during busy seasons if private rooms in smaller villages are fully occupied you might have to sleep in dormitory. Price includes accommodation in lodges, guide, porters and all meals.
  • What is GAP Trek?

  • This is an abbreviation of Guide Accommodation and Porters (GAP). This option of the trek is for those who want basic support from us. This is the most economical way to do trekking in Nepal. We provide an English speaking local Sherpa guide, book and pay for the accommodation in local lodges during trek and arrange required porters and trekkers pay for meals directly to the local lodge owner. This option works only in certain routes in Everest, Langtang and Annapurna regions where trekking routes are served by local tea house or lodges. You pay for your own meals. We take care of all expenses of our staff.
  • What type of food should I expect during the trek?

  • On a CAMPING TREK we provide three tasty, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and western dishes. The leaders are able to maintain very tight controls on health and hygiene in the kitchen with respect to general cleanliness and food preparation and also within the group with respect to personal hygiene. Special dietary requirements can always be catered for. On the Tea House treks we provide standard breakfast, lunch and three course dinner, tea or coffee will also be included with each meal. Your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive.
  • How safe is drinking water?

  • On camping trek, our staff will boil and cook meals treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. On a GAP trek and T House trek, you will be able to buy safe hot drinks in the tea house. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills. On the trail, water from the streams is safe if away from settlements.
  • Do the lodges have electricity for charging our electrical stuffs?

  • Yes, normally the lodges in the developed trekking route have electricity supply. Electricity in Nepal is 220-240 volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. A voltage converter is needed for a device that does not accept 220-240 volts at 50 MHz. Sockets in Nepal accept only round three or two pins. So if your electrical device uses flat pins, we would suggest you to kindly bring a universal electric plug adapter.
  • Are credit cards accepted in the lodges? Where can I exchange money?

  • Generally credit cards are not accepted at the lodges in the trekking route. The lodges accept only Nepalese Rupees cash. You can exchange your currency in Kathmandu or in other major cities where modern banking facilities are available. You can also get your money exchanged at your hotel or we can recommend you the better place where you can get better exchange rates.
  • How will I s recognize you upon arrival?

  • Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our airport representative will be there waiting for you at the arrival gate of the airport holding the placard with your name and the name of the company. We believe it will be easier for you to find our representative so kindly look for your name at the arrival gate of the airport.
  • What is the limitations of luggage weight for the domestic flights?

  • There is certain weight limitations for your luggage while flying to the remote sectors of Nepal. As per the domestic flight regulations passengers are allowed to carry 10 kgs of luggage and 5 kgs of hand carry. For the extra baggage, it is mandatory for all to pay the excess baggage charge as per the sector wise excess baggage rate.
  • Can I get my clothes washed during trek?

  • It is difficult to wash your clothes during your trekking period as you will be staying at different lodges on different days.
  • What are the necessary gears for trekking?

  • The necessary gears for trekking are: Duffle Bag: For all the treks your gear that is carried by the porters or yaks it is best to be packed in a strong kitbag. A simple design without wheels and without foldable handles is best. We shall provide a duffle bag as a souvenir to our guests. Sleeping bag Down-filled bags are better (i.e. 4-5 season) because in the high altitude nights will be cool. Good down is fluffy, light and thick. A muff (an extra section around the neck) makes a big difference to the overall warmth of a bag. Reasonable sleeping bags are cheaply available for rent in Kathmandu. Alternatively add a fleece sleeping bag liner to add warmth to a 3-4 season bag. Sleeping bag liner Cotton, silk or fleece. Saves washing your sleeping bag and adds warmth. Cotton or silk ones can be made in Kathmandu but are more easily bought from home. Fleece ones are readily available in Kathmandu and cost around $15. Daypack This should be comfortable and a good waist band that transfers some of the weight to the hips is most important. It needs to be big enough to take a jacket, fleece, water, camera and odds and ends. Trekking poles Definitely useful, especially on steep, rough terrain, but if you are not used to using them you can survive without. Water bottle Should be one liter or more in capacity, take boiling water and be leak-proof. Nalgene or a similar brand, or European fuel bottles, are best. You need AT LEAST 2 water bottles, or at least 1 water bottle IN ADDITION to a Camelback or hydration system. WATER TREATMENT TABLETS: Iodine or Chloride Dioxide tablets. A small bottle or multi pack is sufficient. Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste. Chloride Dioxide formulas will not discolor water Pee bottle Very useful on cold nights! Can buy a cheap one in Kathmandu. Torch / Flashlight Petzl Tikka's and other similar torches with LED bulbs rule. They are adequate for climbing although many people prefer a second torch. Most of the teahouses still don't have lights in the rooms, so headlamps are ideal for reading in bed. Also essential for trips to the toilet at night! First Aid Personal First Aid Kit (small and simple): Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids. Drugs/Medications/Prescriptions: Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for travelers diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity. TOILETRY BAG: Include toilet paper, soap, towel, and toothbrush, Wet wipes 1-2 per day and hand sanitizer: Hand moisturizer. PLASTIC BAGS (5): For lining stuff sacks & pack to keep gear dry. Trash compactor bags work best.
  • What are the necessary clothing equipment’s for trekking?

  • The clothing you bring will need to allow for both the warmth of the days and the chill of the nights. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended. It's always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing with you though as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. For the cold nights, thermal underwear, a warm fleece jacket and even a down jacket will help to keep you warm. Boots For a happy trek you need comfortable feet. Good boots have: good ankle support, plenty of toe room for long descents, a stiff sole to lessen twisting torsion, and are light because with every step you lift your boot up. Look at the inner lining - leather is good and Cambrelle is even better, a material that eats smelly feet bacteria. Good lightweight trekking boots or light all leather boots are perfect. Boots must be lightly worn in before trekking and this should include some steep hills to show up trouble spots. Socks In the low country your feet will be warm or even hot while walking so quality cotton mix sports socks are best. Three to four pairs are enough. Thick trekking socks are better for higher up and cool evenings, four pairs. Mostly modern trekking boots fit snugly so wearing two pairs of socks at the same time is impractical. Camp shoes/sandals/flip-flops A luxury for your feet at the end of the day. Sandals or running shoes. Flip-flops, available for cheap in Kathmandu, are a necessity for showers during the trek. Fleece jacket/vest Most trekkers consider this essential, but alternatives are a thick thermal top or a light down jacket. In Kathmandu you can get almost any sort of fleece you need. Wind/rain jacket Waterproof and breathable. Plastic ponchos or non-breathable raincoats are not suitable. Gore-tex (or similar) jackets are recommended for treks over passes or climbing trips. Lighter jackets should be a second jacket, easy to throw in the daypack for warmer days. Nightwear thermals Silk-weight is lightest and warm, mid-weight is perfect. Great for warm nights in the sleeping bag! Fleece/sweatpants Great for the chilly evenings, thicker is better (except for when the stoves in the teahouses really heat up!). Readily available in Kathmandu. Day-wear shirt T-shirts are popular but a cotton shirt or mixed yarn travel shirt is more versatile. The collar protects the back of your neck and the sleeves can be rolled up or down. Take two or three so you can swap damp for dry. Trekking pants You will live in these. Light material, loose and dark-coloured is best. You can survive with only one pair, although two is better. Wind pants If your trekking pants are reasonably windproof then special wind pants are not needed. If you do bring a pair, it is not necessary to have Gore-tex. Similar, non-waterproof is quite OK. Underwear 4 to 7 pairs. Warm hat/balaclava Nice for the evenings, hats essential for cold trekking days. Joel brings at least 5 wool hats; you might get away with fewer! Neck gaiter For winter trekking they are really the best for staying warm! Sunglasses Suitable for snow, its bright up there, but specialised glacier glasses with side pieces are not needed. Contact lens wearers report very few problems except cleaning them in the conditions. Ski goggles are unnecessary. Mittens/gloves A good pair of wind-proof gloves is essential. Available in Kathmandu for cheap if you don't have a pair.
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