Equipment List for Female Everest Base Camp Trekker

  • Aug 26, 2022
  • Rajesh Thapaliya

Is there a different gear list for the female trekker for the Everest base camp? No, but there are some extra things that you need to pack with the regular trekking gear as a female trekker.

If you are a female trekker who is interested in a trek to the Everest base camp and looking for the best suggestion about female trekking gear for this beautiful mountain trek. The regular gear list does not include the things like sanitary pads, tampons, face creams and other usual things that you are using regularly. Although, you do not need facial creams for the mountains like in the city.

Here, I have tried to cover all the essential gear that a woman trekker needs to pack for the EBC trek in this post.


Trekker on the EBC trail

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Trekking Gear for Female Everest Base Camp Trekkers

Clothing – the body wear should be flexible and warm for the female Everest base camp trekker, so you can see the essential gear list below:

Head Wears

  • Sun hat (It protects you from the direct sun heat during the day)
  • Warm woollen or fleece hat (It protects from cold wind and temperature for your ears and head)

Body Wear

  • Buff for the neck and dust protection
  • 3-4 trekking shirts (long and half sleeves)
  • Thermal layers
  • Fleece high neck cover t-shirt and jacket
  • A few breathable underwear and Bras
  • Windproof jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Liner gloves and windproof gloves
  • Leggings
  • 2-3 Trekking pants (zip-offs recommended)
  • Down trousers (you can wear them while you are in the lodge)

Rain Gear for Female Everest Base Camp Trekker

March to May in spring and September to November in autumn are the best times for the Everest base camp trek. Although, the first two weeks of September and late May might have some rainy days. The weather in the mountain is unpredictable, so you need to have rain gear with you whenever you go on the Everest base camp trip. So, do not forget to pack the rain gear that has been mentioned below:

  • Rain Jacket protects the upper body and will be easy to walk
  • Waterproof trouser protects the lower body from rain and makes you easy to walk
  • Rain poncho covers your body and daypack, so it protects your day equipment and valuables from the rain

Foot Wear for Female EBC Trekker

  • Nice quality hiking boot (size should be fit, and use them for a few days before starting the trek to avoid blisters)
  • 6-7 pairs of trekking socks (do not wear sweaty socks in the higher region)
  • Sports shoes for the camp
  • Water sandals for the bathroom
  • Down booties for the night

Other Essential Gears

  • UV protection polarized sunglasses
  • Trekking poles
  • Water bottle or camelback
  • Head torch
  • Extra camera battery
  • Multi-use power socket
  • Power bank for battery charging
  • NTC or NCELL SIM card with internet data
  • Gaiters (not compulsory, but it helps for mud and snow)
  • Sleeping bag and liner
  • Toe warmer (if you are on a trek after November to February)
  • Plastic bags for washing wet/dirty clothes and to protect your valuables from the rain
  • Day snacks like chocolate bars, energy bars and nuts
  • Insurance copy (if you have any problems from the altitude effect and others in the mountain, it will be easy to inform your travel insurance company. And do not forget to leave one copy to your trekking organizer)
  • Books to read in the evening and other free times
  • Notebook (if you would like to write daily experience)
  • Playin cards to spend the time
  • Soft pillow (you will get a pillow on every bed, but it might not be soft everywhere
  • Earplugs (Some other trekkers might snore at night, so earplugs help a lot in this case)
  • Toiletries and Creams for Female EBC Trekkers
  • Hiking towel to swipe sweats while walking
  • Quick drier towel
  • Talcum power
  • Baby wipes
  • Sun lotion (SPF 30 plus)
  • Travel size shampoo, soap and hair conditioners
  • Toothpaste
  • Hand sanitisers
  • Lip balm
  • Tampons
  • Sanitary pads
  • Nail clipper
  • Tissue
  • Toilet rolls
  • Moisturizers cream

Duffel Bag or Rucksack to Pack All Gear for Female Everest Base Camp Trekker


Main bag for equipment

If you book a trip to the Everest base camp with Frolic Adventure, we provide you with a duffel bag. It is to manage all the essential trekking gear inside this main backpack.

A small aircraft flight to Lukla joins with the Everest base camp trekking trail, so there is a weight limitation in the flight. You can just take 15kg including the main bag and the hand carry. You can pay an extra amount, which is charged per kg for overload. But, it is better if you manage up to the weight limit.

You can manage the equipment weight by buying toiletries and creams either in Lukla or Namche Bazar. The above-mentioned trekking gears might not cross more than 15kg of weight. You might have some city wear and a travel suitcase from your home, you can keep them at the hotel in Kathmandu, which you do not need for the trek.

A trekking porter will carry your main bag during the trek and you may not see them between one cam to the next. So, keep your day-changing clothes, rain gear, daily snack and a light jacket. You can put other gears in the main bag that you don’t need during the day.

Daypack Packing for Female EBC Trekker

The daypack should be lightweight and comfortable to carry for you. A daypack is to pack your daily usage things from one camp to the other during walking. It includes your belongings such as accessories, day snacks, water bottle, light jacket, rain gear, hat, gloves, hand sanitisers and other valuables.

You only see the porters often during the day. Mostly, you see your bag in the lodge when you reach the camp. So, your daypack is for essential things during the walk from one place to the other.

What to Wear in the Camp during the Evening, Morning and Night

Let’s talk about wearing at the guesthouse after you reach now. Right after you reach the lodge, change the wet clothes that you were wearing during the walk. Hang the wet t-shirt and trekking pants somewhere to dry. Then, change suitable clothes for the recent temperature of the place.

Take off the hiking boots and then wear water sandals if you are going for a shower. After the shower, wear sports shoes for the evening until you do not go to sleep.

Wear thermal layers, tracksuits, leggings or whatever you feel comfortable with for the night when you sleep. Nice sleep is very important in the high Himalayan region, which gives you more energy and keeps fit and fine on the trek. A good night's sleep also helps to prevent altitude sickness.

Nights are cold, so it takes time to get warm your feet at a high altitude. Wear down booties or a hot bag to warm the feet on the bed.

Use at least -20°c sleeping bag with fleece liner on the bed. If you have got your own, you can use them, although you can buy or rent them in Kathmandu if you do not have them. You can cover your head and ear with a scarf or warm hat if you feel comfortable with them.

The cell phone’s and camera’s battery life fall very fast due to the cold temperature in the mountain, so you can keep them inside the sleeping bag with you while you sleep.

First-Aid Kit Packing for Everest Base Camp Trek

A guide always takes the first-aid kit for the Everest base camp trek, but you can also pack your medicine pack for the trek.

Rehydrolite power: You sweat a lot from waking, so you might be dehydrated from sun heat and losing sweat. Regydrolite drink helps you to keep rehydration.

Altitude pills: Diamox is a famous name for the altitude pill, but you might not get them in the market nowadays, so you can take alternative pills in your first-aid kit. Acetazolamide or acetazolamide to prevent altitude sickness.

Ducktape or blister plaster: Some trekkers might get blisters due to not having many days of walking practice or New and unfit hiking boots on the trek. You can paste blister plaster on those blisters if you have got some.

Anti-diarrhoea tablets: Some travellers in the Nepalese Pakistani and south American Himalayas might get travellers diarrhoea because of the Himalayan atmosphere. It does not be contaminated food and drinks to suffer from diarrhoea in the mountains, so always keep diarrhoea tablets for the Everest base camp trek in your first-aid kit.

Anklet or Knee Supporter: The trekking trail has lots of tiny stones somewhere. If the feet twist accidentally, the anklet can be very helpful. Likewise, the knee can hurt due to a long downhill walk. So, do not forget to pack a knee supporter in your first-aid kit for the EBC trek.

Anti-cold tablets, Strepsils and nose drop: You might have the Khumbu cough and common cold flu in the mountain. Do not forget to pack Decold/Sinex tablets, Strepsils and Otrivin/Nasivion for the blocked nose in your first-aid kit for the trek.

Pain relief spray or lotion: In case, you twist an ankle or other part of the leg and have pain in any part of the body, the pain relief spray or lotion is very important to carry in your first-aid box.

Paracetamol or pain killer: It is very helpful for mild headache, fever and pain during the trek.

Water purifier tablet or drops: Bottled water is expensive in the Everest region. You can buy bottled water, but if you would like to manage your budget by drinking normal water, you need to use purification tablets or drops before drinking it. Alternatively, you can use UV sterilizers for the water.

Vitamin c tablets: Some people don’t like the flavour of water purification, so vitamin c is perfect for those people. Also, vitamin c keeps you away from getting into trouble with the common cold flu during the trek.

Oximeter: An oximeter is one of the most important things, that you need to pack in your first-aid box for the Everest base camp trek. It helps to find your oxygen level and heartbeat at a high altitude, and it will be easy to know the altitude effects.

Washing Socks and Other Clothes During the Trek

You have some short trekking days and rest days during the Everest base camp trek, so you can wash your socks and other small clothes somewhere during the trek. You can wash your inner clothes while you will have a shower. There will be an extra place for washing outside from the guesthouse, where you can wash other clothes and socks. You can either go to the nearest stream for washing, but you need to be careful if you are on a trek in winter. Icy stones close to the stream will be very slippery at that time.

If you do not like to wash, you can ask the guesthouse for the laundry. Some guesthouses also do the laundry services for the guest.

Conclusion

The above-mentioned Everest base camp trek equipment for females is perfect and most gears are also for male trekkers. You can use this trekking equipment for any other treks in the Everest region and other Himalayan regions in Nepal. You can add a few pairs of clothes if you are doing a longer trek and degrease them for a shorter trek.

The equipment list from above can be an incomplete packing list for the female Everest base camp trekker, but these are the basic gears. If you have heard about additional equipment from the others, who already have done it. So you can ask us before taking them for your trek. We can suggest to you if you need it or not for your trek. Also, some equipment may be different according to the season.

If you have more queries about difficulties, availabilities, attractions or any topics about the trek, please you can ask at any time through our WhatsApp or contact us page. We will be happy to provide you with all the essential information.

Wish you all the best and a memorable EBC trek from Nepal. If you have not booked your trip yet, you can make a booking from here now.

Rajesh Thapaliya

Rajesh Thapaliya

Namaste! I am Rajesh, a Nepal travel blogger who provides Nepal travel tips to travellers who are planning to visit Nepal and know about Nepal.

I am a tourism service provider in Nepal So far, I have been to the Nepalese Himalayan base camps as a tour leader and collected lots of information about the Nepalese Himalayas. You can find my experiences in my travel blogs, so it may make it a lot easier for you to travel to Nepal.

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