Is Sleeping Bag needed at Everest Base Camp?

Is Sleeping Bag needed at Everest Base Camp?

Hi, planning for Everest Basecamp Trek 🏔 end of November. Do I really need a sleeping bag? I didn’t need it for Annapurna Circuit this month.

Honest opinion please!

19 replies on “Is Sleeping Bag needed at Everest Base Camp?”

Well, it’s one month later and you will sleep a good 300 meters higher in Gorak Shep than you did at High Camp. Or 800 meters higher than at low camp. So it definitely will be colder. If that means you need a sleeping bag is up to you.

Definitely hire a sleeping bag in Kathmandu.I went in January and it was way below freezing in some rooms and the few places open charge for an extra blanket. It’s much easier to sleep if you are warm and you will really need all the sleep you can get. Have a good one 😊

I just returned from EBC earlier this month. Though sleeping bag was provided by the trekking company, I did not have to use it. Instead I wore 3 layers of clothes (with fleeces and inner warmer), 2 pants and thick sock. Each guest house provides a thick blanket so it was comfortable for me

Take your own sleeping bag or rent one. Don’t be dependent. It will be cold, I had minus 10 in Dzong La early December and even minus 14C in Chukhung early March during night in the sleeping room. Great time for trekking though.

Yes you would need in most cases for 2 reasons: 1) Temp can go from -5 to -10°C or even lower . 2) Since its peak season too so the tea houses might not have extra blankets to spare. Carrying one is a safer option.

I think it’s a personal thing. I won’t go without one. Coming from sunny south Africa I find the evenings very cold…and guesthouse blankets not sufficient for my needs. If you were fine in your previous trek you should be ok doing EBC

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