Jiri to Everest Base camp trekking is one of the few chances we get to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay followed the trail for the historic first ascent of Mount Everest which is popular even now. The trek challenges the physical and mental determination and rewards with a cherished memory of adventure.
The Jiri to Everest base camp trekking route is designed to aid in acclimatization and rest in the strenuous trek. The trail passes through lush forests, greeneries, glacial rivers, and traditional villages. The 22-day long trip reaches a maximum elevation of 5545 meters at Kalapathar.
The challenging trek provides relief with the prayer flags, stupas, chortens and Mani walls along the trail. The traditional Sherpa villages entertain us with their unique cultures and warm hospitality. The various stupas, Gompas, and monasteries make the trek a serene, religious experience.
We see diverse flora and fauna in the different terrains protected by the National Park. We enjoy the magnificent views of the Himalayan giants along the trail. Mount Everest, Nuptse, Thamserku, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Mt. Kwangde are some of the many glorious peaks we spot in the trek.
The trip begins with a scenic drive to Jiri in the eastern part of the country from where we begin our trek. We explore the biodiversity of Sagarmatha National park as we enjoy the landscape. We reach our destination, Everest base camp and return to Kathmandu to end our trip. The trek to the lap of Mount Everest is a truly mesmerizing and unforgettable experience.
If you have less time and want to reach to Everest base camp or see its beauty, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a perfect fit for you.
Check another of our EBC package for a more luxurious trek.
|Day 01||Arrival at Kathmandu||1,400 m||-|
|Day 02||Kathmandu to Jiri||1,905 m||7-8 hrs|
|Day 03||Trek from Jiri to Shivalaya||1,767 m||8-10 hrs|
|Day 04||Shivalaya to Bhandar||2,200 m||5-6 hrs|
|Day 05||Bhandar to Sete||2,520 m||5-6 hrs|
|Day 06||Sete to Junbesi||2,680 m||6-7 hrs|
|Day 07||Junbesi to Nunthala||2,250 m||5-6 hrs|
|Day 08||Nunthala to Bupsa||2,360 m||5-6 hrs|
|Day 09||Bupsa to Ghat||2,590 m||5-6 hrs|
|Day 10||Ghat to Namche||3,440 m||5-6 hrs|
|Day 11||Acclimatization day at Namche||3,440 m||5 hrs|
|Day 12||Trek from Namche to Tengboche||3,870 m||5-6 hrs|
|Day 13||Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche||4,270 m||5-6 hrs|
|Day 14||Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche||4,940 m||5-6 hrs|
|Day 15||Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep||5,160 m||3-4 hrs|
|Day 16||Hike up to Kala Patthar||5,545 m||3-4 hrs|
|Day 17||Trek to Dingboche||4,360 m||5-6 hrs|
|Day 18||Trek from Dingboche to Tengboche||3,870 m||5-6 hrs|
|Day 19||Trek from Tengboche to Khumjung||3,870 m||6-7 hrs|
|Day 20||Trek from Khumjung to Thame, Khunde||3,790 m||2-3 hrs|
|Day 21||Trek from Khunde to Namche||3,440 m||2-3 hrs|
|Day 22||Trek from Namche to Lukla||3,440 m||6-7 hrs|
|Day 23||Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu||2,860 m||45 min|
|Day 24||Departure to Tribhuvan International Airport||1,400 m||-|
<p>Welcome to the Nepal, the Himalayan kingdom!</p><p></p><p>You’ll receive by our representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to Maya Boutique Hotel. You’ll be given some time for rest and then you’ll attend small team meeting, where you’ll be briefed about the trip. Overnight stay at Maya Boutique Hotel.</p>
<p><strong>Travel Hours: </strong>7-8 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>1,905 m</p><p></p><p>After making arrangements for the trip, we drive from Kathmandu to Jiri. Jiri is 187km north-east of Kathmandu and the drive is 6-7 hours on the mountain roads. We stay overnight in Jiri.</p>
<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>5-6 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>1,767 m</p><p></p><p>Today we have an adventurous trek as we proceed towards Shivalaya. We enjoy the country side scenery throughout the trail. We also reach the top of a ridge at 2390m. From here, we descend to Shivalaya at 1760m. We stay here overnight.</p>
<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>5-6 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>2,200 m</p><p></p><p>From Shivalaya, we climb to Sangbadanda, Kosaribas and then to Bhanjyang, a pass at Bhandar. We can also take a detour to visit Thodung if we have enough time. We spend the night here.</p>
<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>5-6 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>2,520 m</p><p></p><p>As we descend from Bhandar, we pass through forests and streams on the trail. Then we come across the settlements in Dokharpa and Baranda. We continue to Likhu khola valley and cross a bridge to reach the settlement at Kinja. </p><p></p><p>We take a steep climb to Chimbu and then finally to Sete. We can visit the abandoned stupa here along with the traditional Sherpa settlements. We spend the night here.</p>
<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>5-6 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>2,680 m</p><p></p><p>The trek begins with a gradual climb to Lamjura pass at 3530 m. The trail is adorned with fog and snow in winter and lush rhododendron forests in the spring. After the pass, we stop for lunch and then proceed to Tragdobuk and then finally to the beautiful Sherpa village, Junbesi.</p>
<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>5-6 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>2,250 m</p><p></p><p>From Junbesi, the trail leads to Phaplu. We visit the hospital and airstrip in the district headquarters and then move towards Salleri. </p><p></p><p>We descend to Ringmo Khola and climb to Ringmo. Here we can enjoy apples, apple juice, wine and pie from the apple orchards. </p><p></p><p>The new route from Ringmo to Namche is easier than the old trail. It reaches Trakshindo pass and then drops to Nuntala passing through a monastery. We spend the night here.</p>
<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>5-6 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>2,360 m</p><p></p><p>Today’s trail comprises mostly of ascents. We first cross a suspension bridge near Jubhing and then Khari Khola near Bupsa. We can see the magnificent views of Khumbila from here. A little further lies Bupsa where we spend the night.</p>
<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>5-6 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>2,590 m</p><p></p><p>We start our trek with an ascent through a forest landscape to reach the village of Kharte. Then we pass through Kharte la pass and continue our tour to Chauri Kharka village. From here, we descend to the Dudh Koshi Ghat where we camp for the night.</p>
<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>5-6 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>3,440 m</p><p></p><p>From Ghat, we follow the bank of Dudh Koshi River till we reach Phakding. It is a popular resting point. From here we continue to Namche by crossing a suspension bridge over Dudhkoshi River. Then we cross a Pine forest to reach Monjo. Soon after that, we reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park where our permits are checked. </p><p></p><p>We descend to the bank of Dudhkoshi River and from there we make an uphill climb to finally reach Namche.</p>
<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>5 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>3,440 m</p><p></p><p>We rest for a day in Namche to acclimatize to the increasing altitudes. We have a leisure day to visit the Everest view hotel for the panoramic views of the Khumbu giants. </p><p></p><p>We walk around Khumjung valley and visit Hillary school, Khunde hospital and the Sherpa museum. We also interact with the warm Sherpa and Rai people.</p>
<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>5-6 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>3,870 m</p><p></p><p>The trek passes through yak pastures to reach Kyangjuma and then descends to Dudh Koshi River. After crossing a suspension bridge, we ascend through pine forests. It takes about 2 hours to reach Tengboche from there.</p><p></p><p>The day’s trek is famous for the exquisite views of Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Everest, and Kantega among others. Similarly, the national bird Pheasant and Himalayan Thar can also be seen in the trail. Tengboche monastery is another famous attraction in the region. </p><p></p><p>The sacred site is open after 4 in the afternoon and we get to see the beautiful sunset among the Himalayan giants from there.</p>
<p><strong>Walking Hours:</strong> 5-6 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>4,270 m</p><p></p><p>We enjoy the spectacular views of the monastery and the mountains in the backdrop. Then we start our trek with the upper trail to Pangboche. From here we can enjoy the views and visit the monastery.</p><p></p><p> We pass through chortens, Mani walls and small villages while enjoying the views of Ama Dablam. As we move north, we reach Pheriche where we spend the night.</p>
<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>5-6 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>4,940 m</p><p></p><p>From Pheriche, we walk across the valley along the Dudh Koshi River. Then we climb up to Dugla and cross a river flowing from a glacier. After a climb, we follow a straight trail to finally reach Lobuche. We spend the night there.</p>
<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>3-4 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>5,160 m</p><p></p><p>From Lobuche, first we walk on a flat trail and then on rough and icy Khumbu glacier. As we enjoy the views of Everest, Nuptse, Khumbutse, and Pumori we pass through Thangma Riju and Changri Glacier. Then we finally reach Gorakshep where we stay the night.</p>
<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>3-4 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>5,545 m</p><p></p><p>We start the day early to avoid bad weather conditions during our ascent to Kala Patthar. We get to stop at different view points during our ascent to Kala patthar, a small peak in the area. As we move towards the summit, we get to an outcrop with prayer flags. </p><p></p><p>At the top, we sit on rocks and enjoy the magnificent views of the Himalayan panorama. The view of the massifs glistening in the sun is an unforgettable sight that we capture in photographs. Then we return to Gorakshep.</p>
<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>5-6 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>4,360 m</p><p></p><p>From Gorakshep, we retrace our steps to Lobuche. We cross a river and then follow the trail on the left leading to Dingboche. We see many chortens in our easy descent. We spend the night here.</p>
<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong> 5-6 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>3,870 m</p><p></p><p>The trek of the day mainly involves descends through various villages. After few hours, we reach Tengboche with beautiful settlements in the lap of the Himalayan giants.</p>
<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>6-7 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>3,870 m</p><p></p><p>From Tengboche, we descend to a bridge over Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga. We see prayer wheels driven by water in the trail. Then, we reach the beautiful Sherpa village of Khumjung where we spend the night.</p>
<p><strong>Walking Hours:</strong> 2-3 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>3,790 m</p><p></p><p>From Khumjung we take a quiet trail down to Bhote Koshi valley and then climb up to reach Thame. It is a busy settlement with shops and tea houses. </p><p></p><p>A famous site is Thame Gompa that is famous for the spring celebration of Mani Rimdu festival. Thamserku, Kusum Kanggru, and Kantega are the beautiful mountains visible from here.</p><p></p><p>From Thame, we make our way to Khunde which is another Sherpa village in the region. We spend our night here.</p>
<p><strong>Walking Hours:</strong> 2-3 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>3,440 m</p><p></p><p>From Khunde, we descend to Namche Bazaar, the business capital of Khumbu region. We meet different tourists, porters and trekkers in here and share our travel stories. We spend the night here.</p>
<p><strong>Walking Hours:</strong> 6-7 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>3,440 m</p><p></p><p>On the final day of the trek, we walk back to the flat land of Lukla. Our trek ends as we exit the Sagarmatha National park. We explore the beautiful area of Lukla and spend the night here.</p>
<p><strong>Flight Hours:</strong> 45 min</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>2,860 m</p><p></p><p>We take a flight back to Kathmandu. We visit famous sites and shop for souvenirs from Thamel and Durbar square. We spend the night in Kathmandu.</p>
<p>Officially the trip end. Our representative will transfer to the International Airport, for your final departure flight to your home country.</p><p></p><p>Send us an email at <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a> or directly call, viber and whatsapp at <a href="tel:+9779851060902">+9779851060902</a> to book this trek or for any queries you may have.</p>
- All domestic flight, hotel/airport transfer as per itinerary
- All ground transportation by private vehicles
- One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with car /driver and guide
- All accommodations in teahouse
- meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the treks
- Complimentary farewell dinner in Kathmandu in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant
- All cost for a guide (well trained English Speaking)
- Porter to carry your luggage every 2 trekkers has to share a porter (25 kg for 1 porter)
- major permits and Tims
- All necessary paper works
- Free luggage storage in Kathmandu while you are on trek
- Rescue arrangements
- Medical Kit Bag
- All necessary taxes
- Monuments & Monastery fees/entrance fees for the Kathmandu sightseeing
- all drinks
- personal gear for the trek
- Lunch And dinner while you are in Katmandu and except the farewell dinner
- Accommodation in Kathmandu
- tips for porter and guide
Q1. Is Everest Base Camp Trek difficult or easy?
Generally, the trek is not as hard as it sounds. It is rated as a moderate level hike. To get to Everest Base Camp, the trail traverse through many different Sherpa settlements. Also, the trail traverse through a huge variety of the terrain.
There are easy flat trails and difficult steep climbs but overall it is manageable for someone with little or no trekking experience. Also, the itinerary is designed with enough extra days for acclimatization. If you need, you can even spend extra days.
Q2. How much fit do I need to be to complete the Everest Base Camp trek?
Everest Base Camp trek is a moderate level trek. You will get enough time to acclimatize with the high altitude.
During the trek, you have to walk for 7-8 hours per day. Even slow walkers can manage comfortably, walking at own pace. But for this, a reasonable fitness is required.
However, if you train your body before the trek, it’ll help to build endurance level. The more fit you are, the trekking will be more enjoyable. You can go for a day hike in your home country. You can do daily exercise like jogging, running, and cycling.
But if you have heart and lungs problem you should consult with your doctor. Be aware, that the medical facilities on the trail are very hard to find and if you find by chance it’s very basic.
Also, due to the steep ascents and descents, rocky paths, and some moraine walking, Everest Base Camp trek is hostile to anyone with knee problems.
Q3. Am I prone to altitude sickness?
During the Everest Base Camp trek, there is a high risk of altitude sickness (read: how to prevent altitude sickness in EBC). It is often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). No matter how fit you are altitude sickness can hit you. Careful! it can be fatal.
The effect of altitude is likely to come once you’re above 3,000 meters. The initial symptoms of altitude sickness are as follows:
- Nausea, vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- A persistent headache
- Weakness, fatigue, heavy legs
- Slight swelling of hands and face
- Shortness of breath upon exertion
The above symptoms of AMS need to be taken seriously. The only cure for altitude sickness is to descend to the lower elevation immediately. Although there is no way to train your body against altitudes, there are some ways you can prevent it :
- Ascend slowly and gradually as you reach higher
- Drink plenty of water
- Take plenty of rest
- Do not smoke, drink alcoholic and high caffeinated drinks
- Eat high-calorie food
Q4. How long does the Everest Base Camp Trek take?
This depends upon the route you take and the number of days you spend in acclimatization.
Normally, Everest Base Camp trek can be done in 12-16 days. You can also extend the itinerary from 19-22 days and opt Three Passes Trek and Gokyo Valley Trek. If you want to explore more of the Everest region then these places are worth to visit!
Q5. What kind of accommodation is available along the trekking route?
During the trek, you’ll spend most of the nights in tea houses. Tea houses is a synonym of guesthouses. The rooms are very simple but comfortable to sleep. In some places, you might have to use the squatting toilets. On the Everest trekking route till Namche Bazaar, there are many luxurious lodges and hotels. Here you’ll find a luxurious room with attached bathroom and hot shower. As you move to higher altitudes “don’t expect luxurious accommodation”! Check: Everest Base Camp Accommodation Guide
Q6. What kind of food is available?
There are a variety of foods in Nepal you can try. During the trekking period, you’ll spend a lot of time in tea houses. Almost all the tea houses have the same food menu.
For breakfast, you’ll get boiled or cooked eggs, bread-butter-jam, pancakes, boiled potatoes, cereals and many more.
For meals, the most preferred dish is Nepalese traditional food “Dal-Bhat”. Rice is served with vegetable curry, lentil, chutney, salad, and meat (optional) cooked in Nepalese style.
Q7. Is drinking water easily available?
Yes, throughout the trail you’ll get mineral, boiled or tap water. Mineral water is safe but it is costly especially at higher elevation. The cost of mineral water per liter ranges from USD 1-3.5 from start to the end of the trek.
Another alternative is to carry a spare water bottle and get them filled in teahouses. The tea houses will sell boiled water at a relatively cheaper rate.
Although, you can save money by using reusable water bottle and water purification tablets. It’s cheaper,also controls environment pollution. On the trail, there are enough water taps, you can use purifying tablets and drink.
Q8. Do I need travel insurance for Everest Base Camp?
Yes, you need to purchase travel insurance and make sure it covers altitude upto 6,000 meters. Everest Base Camp trek goes above 5,000 m above sea level. Most of the travel insurance policies will not cover you over 3,000 m.
Medical treatment at high altitude can be expensive as it often involves a helicopter airlift rescue. So, a general insurance is not enough for this trek. Before purchasing the packages you must read terms and condition very carefully.
Besides altitude, you may fall sick in the new surrounding, make sure to have all necessary vaccinations prior to going abroad.
Similarly, while traveling your luggage might get lost or stolen or damaged. You may have to loose expensive trekking equipment. Thus, make sure your travel insurance covers for lost, stolen and damaged luggage.
Also, if you’re doing side trips to Island Peak, then it’s best to get the travel insurance that covers helicopter evacuation up to 6,000 m.
Q9. When is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp?
The best time for Everest Base Camp trek is Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). October is the most popular time for this trek. The views are good and the weather conditions is moderate.
During March and April, expect warm and sunny days. There will be very little or no rainfall. The skies are clear with an amazing view of snow-capped Himalayan ranges.
Besides, if you love solitude, then the monsoon (June to August) and winter (December to February) are the great time to do it. But it solely depends on how well you cope with the extreme weather conditions.
Also, while trekking during this time, you need to prepare yourself for flight delays and cancellations. Be aware the trail conditions can be difficult. Compared to the winter season, the visibility can be poor during monsoon.
So, if you go trek in winter you need to be prepared with the right clothing for challenging temperatures. Winter trek can be rewarding though. It could be an exciting way to celebrate Christmas and New Years.
Although the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek is Spring and Autumn, the trail is overcrowded. During this time, the tea houses are often packed by trekkers. You have to pre-book for accommodation and flight.
Q10. Do I need a guide/a porter/ a porter-guide?
Although hiring a guide or porter while trekking in Everest region is not mandatory, trekking with a guide or a porter is more safe and enjoyable. A guide is a person who will look after all aspects of your trek. They’ll arrange flight tickets, rooms, meals and camping gears. They’ll also brief you about the history of the village, monastery, the local culture, and traditions.
A porter is someone who’ll carry your baggage for you. Hiring a porter will help you enjoy long walks comfortably. But at the same time, they may not know the trekking route well and may not speak English.
A poter-guide will speak some English, carry loads and do some basic guiding. They’ll help you to get the room, communicate with the locals, show the way, and explain the local culture and traditions.
Besides, if you want to enjoy the solitude, you can do a solo trek. The trekking route is well-marked and busy, so you may not need a guide to find the way.
Q11. Can I charge my electronic devices?
Along the route most of the tea houses have electricity powered by solar. Charging your electronic devices will cost you some money especially at the higher elevation.
During the trek, to save some money, you can carry spare batteries for your camera, iPod.
Also, during the peak trekking season, teahouses are packed with trekkers. So, you may not get free space for charging your devices. In that case, you can charge your devices after paying few dollars to the lodge owners.
Q12. Is trekking permit required for Everest Base Camp trek?
Yes, TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Permit are needed.
For TIMS card, you can apply in Nepal Tourism Board office in Thamel. There are three different types of TIMS card. Each card is different in color and cost.
The first one is organized TIMS card is blue in color cost USD 10. The second one is freelance individual trekkers card is green in color cost USD 20. The third one is SAARC Country TIMS card is red in color cost USD 3.
Note: You do not need TIMS card to trek to EBC. A local permit costing USD20 works for this trek
Sagarmatha National Park Permit can be issued either in Kathmandu or directly in Monjo. The cost of this permit is USD 30 + 13% Govt. Tax. The cost is same for individual trekker and organized trekkers.
While trekking from Jiri to Everest Base Camp you need Gaurishankar National Park entry permits. The cost of permits is USD 20 and it’s same for both individual and organized trekkers.
Q13. Is tipping the guide or porter mandatory?
No, tipping the guide or porter is not mandatory while trekking in Nepal. But it’s always appreciated. At the end of the trek, if you’re really satisfied with their job you can show your appreciation through a small gratitude.
Q14. Do I need to bring camping gear?
No, you don’t have to bring unless you want to camp. Everest Base Camp trek is a teahouse trek. There are a lot of tea houses along the entire trekking route.
Q15. Is there are any alternative way to see a close-up view of Mt. Everest without walking for longer days?
Q16. Do I need to bring all the necessary gears or can I get in Nepal?
This is totally optional. There are plenty of shops in Kathmandu that sell trekking gears. You’ll find few other shops in some places along the trek route too.
Apart from high quality and popular branded stores, you’ll also find many other shops selling a high-quality copy of these brands but at a relatively cheap price.
Apart from this, you can also rent most of the trekking gears and equipments from Kathmandu. The rental cost is quite cheap, it doesn’t exceed more than $3-4 per day.
Right trekking gear can make or break your entire journey. So, it is not advisable to compromise on the quality especially when it comes to down jacket, sleeping bags, and hiking boots. Check this Packing list for Everest Base Camp Trek to get more idea.
Q17. Is there any chance of a flight delay or cancellation either in Kathmandu and Lukla?
Since the weather in the mountainous region is quite unpredictable there may be a chance of flight cancellations or delays. But that does not mean it is frequent.
The heavy rainfall, strong winds, and blinding fog may cause such inconveniences in your flight.
However, during the best trekking seasons (spring and autumn) the chances of flight cancellation and delay are comparatively lesser than in off seasons (monsoon and winter).
In case of flight delays or cancellation, you have two options: either charter a helicopter or travel by road to Salleri (approximately 11 hours by private jeep).
If you opt for the first option then we’ll arrange the charter flight. Where you have to fly with six people and the price per person will be approximately USD 350 per person.
Another option is by extending a trip for two days and travel from Kathmandu to Salleri by private jeep. Normally, the jeep carries 6 passengers and costs NPR 25,000 per private jeep.
Likewise, if a delay occurs at the beginning of the trip, then you can either wait for few more days or opt for an alternative trek like Annapurna Base Camp.
Lastly, flight delays or cancellations may happen any time in mountain flights so we request you to add extra days on your itinerary and have patience.
Further, in case of flight cancellation, your costs of flight will be refunded.
During the Everest Base Camp trek, weather changes drastically as you ascend from low to high altitude. You’ll notice huge temperature difference between day and night time.
Thus, while trekking in higher altitudes clothing in layers is the best option. If you dress in layers, with the changing weather you can adjust your body temperature by taking off or putting on extra clothes.
The weight limit for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flights is 15 kg or 33 pounds. This is a combined weight of both duffel bag and the daypack. If your luggage exceeds this weight boundary, you’ll have to pay an additional charges.
You can purchase or rent trekking equipments in stores of Kathmandu at reasonable prices.
The checklist of gear and equipment below is a general guideline, use this list as a reference.
- 4-season Sleeping Bag (You can rent for $35 per piece, after trek it must be returned)
- Duffel Bag
- Down Jacket (It’s compulsory for mornings, evenings, and nights and for high altitude above 4,000 m)
- Full and half sleeve T-shirts
- Lightweight expedition thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Wind / Waterproof shell jacket
- Synthetic sports bras (for women)
- Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
- Hiking shorts
- Trekking pants
- Windproof trousers
- Casual Pants
- Sun Hat
- Wool or Synthetic hat that covers the ears
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Neck Warmer
- Scarf / Balaclava
- Fleece / woolen gloves
- Waterproof gloves
- Waterproof Hiking Boots
- Camp Sandals / Sneakers
- Heavyweight socks
- Light hiking socks
- Gaiters (Optional: Monsoon and Winter)
- Sock liners
- Water Bottle / Bladder
- Water Purification Iodine Tablets
- Toiletry Kit ( face towel, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant etc)
- Trekking Poles
- Feminine Hygiene Products (for women)
- Lip balm (SPF 20)
- Sunscreen (SPF 40)
- Pee Funnel
Other Travel Accessories
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Personal Medication
- Diamox for altitude sickness
- Baby wipes
- Hand sanitizer
- Insect repellent
- Camera, memory card, and spare batteries
Besides, you can use your personal judgement to choose what to take with yourself.
Pack light, Pack Smart!