From first aid kits to wick-and-wear clothing, packing for the climb to Everest Base Camp feels almost more daunting than the mountain. I prefer to pack as light as possible, but for such a big climb I also don’t want to forget anything. Luckily the guide company I will be traveling with in April sent me a packing list to help with the ruck-sack stuffing adventure.
Here is my final packing list to be folded into one day backpack and one duffel bag:
- 1 Down coat
- 2 T-shirts
- 2 Thermal tops
- 1 Waterproof shell jacket
- 1 mid-weight zip up jacket
- 2 synthetic sports bras
- 2 pairs of hiking pants
- 2 pairs hiking shorts
- 2 thermal bottoms
- 1 waterproof hard shell pants
- 3 pairs of mid-weight hiking socks
- 1 pair of heavy wool socks
- 4 sock liners
- 1 waterproof Hiking Boots (broken in)
- 1 pair of hiking gaiters
- Beanie & Baseball hat
- Glove liners
- Fleece gloves
- Waterproof glove covers
- Glacier Sunglasses
- Hydration pack w/insulation
- DSLR Camera + lots of memory + 3 batteries
- Short tri-pod
- Travel towel
- Waterproof bags
- First Aid kit
- Trekking Poles
- Pocket Knife
- Lip Balm
- 2 waterproof stuff sacks
- Charger + plug adaptors
NOTE: This packing list is for a multi-day trekking trip in varied weather conditions with guides and porters. Thank goodness I don’t have to carry all of this!
After Nepal, I am now traveling for an additional 25 days through SE Asia in 80-90 degree weather, so needless to say I will be trying my darnedest to pack light. For my additional travel, I plan to packed 2-3 pairs of shorts, 3 extra T-shirts, sandals and 2 swim suits.
What would you add to this list?
5 thoughts on “Packing for Long-term Trekking and Travel”
You need some way to journal your trip.either a small notebook or a recorder…..oh my, what an adventure!!!
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Go pro my friend!
aah yes, I shall be taking a go pro when it’s my turn, amazing thing!!
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Read the Evergreen Hiker’s guide to packing for long-term trekking and travel with interest.
Would love to hear what items were most and least useful after the trek!