Kit Advice - EBC

Kit Advice

While the following is not be meant to an exhaustive list of kit to bring along, we have attempted to list some of the more important items as well as giving you an idea of things to bring along. With regards clothing, bear in mind that you will experience a range of climatic zones during your trek from Lukla to Base Camp. There are shops in Kathmandu, but is best to plan to arrive with all provisions.

Important -The most common mistake that climbers make is that they over pack and bring way too much gear. Be selective in what you take with you. Please note that our porters are limited to carrying (15 kg) of your personal belongings. If you have excess weight, you will be required to hire an additional porter. All extra luggage items you will not use on your climb can be safely stored at the hotel.

To Consider - Checked luggage on airplanes can get lost or delayed on the way to Kathmandu. Therefore, you should prepare for this possibility by wearing or carrying on the items that are essential to your trek. While most clothing, gear and equipment can be replaced in Kathmandu prior to your climb, some things cannot.

You'll be using your daypack (20-30L) for the trek gear you need during your climb, e.g. water, energy snacks, sun block & lip balm, camera, warm and waterproof layers, basic first aid items, gloves and hat.

While meals are provided during the trek, it’s a good idea to bring along some of your favourite snacks like cookies, dried fruit, sweets, nuts etc and possibly some orange flavourings etc to improve the taste of water.

Cash (to buy drinks, tipping etc.) – Rupees. Other money: credit card (Visa is best) and/or travellers cheques

Click here >>> for our suggested kit list (pdf.doc)