Layering is extremely important when trekking to Himalaya Nepal and popular 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 blends trekking socks
2 pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms
2 fleece sweaters – one lightweight, one heavier
1 wind/rain proof over layer– jacket and pants
1 down jacket – (didn’t really need this, layers would have been fine, but it does get quite cold in March)
1 down vest
1 Warm winter hat
1 lightweight thermal layer hat
1 peak hat
1 pair gloves
1 Pair trekking boots
1 Pair crocks or Birkenstocks (would recommend sandals that you can wear with socks. Instead of flipflops we suggest birkinstock type shoes for late night bathroom runs)
1 pair down booties (bought these at Namche Bazar and they saved our feet.) Great for keeping feet warm in room and while sleeping and for in the lodge.
1 sleeping bag heavy (could have gone more lightweight as tea houses supply blankets)
1 watch with alarm
2 Pairs of sunglasses (in case one breaks) – Believe me, I had a pair of sunglasses break while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and I regret not having extra sunglasses.
1 DSLR camera with 3 extra batteries (charging is expensive on the mountain, but you can charge your batteries if they go dead for a fee)
1 Point and shoot camera
1 Video Camera
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.
Chocolate bar and cocoa beans
Tang – or any other powdered juice
Tea – you can boil water in teahouses
Dairy milk bars – chocolate is a must!
Trail mix and peanuts
Diamox – for altitude
Vicks vapor rub
Anti nauseant – you tend to feel just a bit nauseaus a lot at altitude.
immodium – diarrhea is common at altitude.
blister bandaids or moleskin
Advil cold and dinus
Nasal moisturizer – altitude causes nasal cavities to be very dry, nasal moisturizer was very helpful.
Gold Bond – this just feels good all the time