Trekking to Everest Base Camp during winter can be very cold depending on the weather conditions. Sometimes it can be worse as -20 during the nights. Usually day temperature range around 15 to 20 degree Celsius. Night temperatures are mostly in MINUS and can go down as cold as -20. Mornings are cold too and temperatures can be around -1 to +5 Degrees Celsius. None of the tea houses have proper heating system. The only heated room is the dining hall and therefore rooms can be very cold. For this reason the following listed gears are very important and should be considered carefully.
The below information and checklist is to assist you as you prepare to trek to the base of world`s Highest peak! Green Paw Adventures Nepal does not allow suitcases; they suggest waterproof rucksack or duffel bags for the trek. We strongly recommend that you bring a traveling backpack for your hike. You only need to pack what you need for the trek, leave your other unnecessary clothes and belongings behind. This will be much easier to travel with and you will be able to leave any unneeded possessions in at the hotel. Your possessions will be locked and safe.
Note that you will not carry your own luggage while the porters on your hiking team will carry your bags. The maximum weight for your luggage during the EBC trek is 33lbs/15kgs per person. Because the porters will be taking the bulk of your possessions, you will only be hiking with a small daypack to carry your snacks, a water bottle, sunscreen, and other smaller items like extra layers of clothes and a camera. Following are the key items that we think will be necessary for your hike.
Everest Base Camp trek is open for all seasons and therefore the following gears are specially recommended for summer only. Although it sounds we will be trekking several high feet temperature during summer is still hot during afternoons and moderate during mornings and evenings even if we are over 15000 Feet. Light weight packing is suggested during this season. Temperature during the day will range from 18-24 degrees Celsius. Morning and night temperatures range around 8-10 degrees Celsius.
During the spring and summer seasons we recommend to follow Summer Gear List and for autumn and winter season’s treks we recommend following Winter Gear List.
The following items are rented by Green Paw Nepal at minimal cost to facilitate our customers. These items need to be used safely and should be returned upon arrival in Kathmandu. The rental fees can be collected at the end or beginning of the trek. Below are the list of items and their rental fees in US dollars
|S.N.||Particulars||Cost in US Dollars||Remarks|
|1.||Sleeping Bag||USD 20|
|2.||Trekking poles||USD 5||Only for winter|
|3.||Gaiters||USD 5||Only for winter|
|4.||Hot Water Bag||USD 3||Only For summer|
|5.||Rain Poncho||USD 4|