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The Sagarmatha (Everest)base camp is the ultimate adventure trek of the world. The Khumbu possesses the most extraordinary high mountain scenery on the planet. This trek takes you through the sherpa 'capital' of Namche Bazar and to Thyangboche monastery, where the Mani Rimdu festival is held every year in October - November, in the heart of the great cultural center for the people of Solukhumbu.
Nepal, renowned for its ancient culture and the magnificent Himalayan mountain range, has been a popular choice for adventure-seeking travelers for a long time. The country is sandwiched between the high plateaus of Tibet to the north and India's hot, fertile plains to the south. It boasts a rich history, colorful culture, impressive architecture, and breathtaking scenery.
Embark on a trek that takes you away from the bustling Kathmandu, a modern city with remnants of ancient times, to the awe-inspiring heights of the Himalayas in Nepal. The trails not only lead you to the base of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, through stunning landscapes but also immerse you in the essence of Nepal and its people. You will get an insight into the rural life of Nepal as you traverse traditional trading routes and witness the Sherpa people's adaptability, resilience, and perseverance.
Initiative Outdoor uses a layering system where different pieces of clothing are worn together or separately to achieve optimum body temperature control. The upper body garments listed here are either synthetic or merino wool garments that retain their insulating properties when wet, or nylon or Gore-Tex layers which help prevent heat loss by cutting wind, rain, and snow.
UPPER BODY LAYERS
|T-Shirts – walking
|We recommend merino wool, Capilene or other synthetic fabric as they wick away the moisture and dry quickly. No cotton.
|T-shirt – sleeping
|This can be cotton
|Base layers (ie thermal top)
|Lightweight or mid-weight long-sleeved t-shirt of merino wool, polyester, Capilene, or Polartec power dry
|Top insulating Layers
|Mid-weight fleece that can be worn over other layers
LOWER BODY LAYERS
|Sufficient for the trek (remember you can wash them)
|T-shirt – sleepingThermal long johns/long underwear
|Lightweight quick-dry trousers (no cotton). Zip offs are good
|1 pair of lightweight tracksuit bottoms (sweat pants) or yoga style trousers for evening wear and sleeping in. No jeans.
|If no zip-off trousers. Below the knee for ladies
PACKS & BAGS
|Approx. 35ltrs. We will provide you with a duffle bag for your trekking gear
|Sleeping bag with compression sack
|Minimum 3 season
|Sleeping bag liner
|Must be well worn and comfortable with ankle support
|Flip flops/Camp shoes
|Lightweight for evening use
|One liter each, Nalgene or Sig style or a bladder if preferred
|Water purification drops
|Cheap and easy to buy in Kathmandu (Piyus)
|With SPF factor
|We recommend SPF 30 or greater
|Personal first aid kit
|To include any prescribed medications
|Useful for a variety of purposes.
|Flashlight /head torch
|Head torch is best as it leaves your hands free + extra batteries
|Lightweight and compact
|Travel size items for the trek & eco friendly if possible
|Instant Hand Sanitizer
|Alcohol-based for keeping hands clean
|Good selection available in KTM
|With charger &/or extra batteries
|Toilet paper & rubbish bag
|Pack of cards/travel game
|For evening entertainment
|Always useful and a must-have if you want a local sim card
|Photocopies of all your important documents
|A great sense of humor & a positive attitude
|Essential – don’t come without it!! J
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