A quick tip to charge your smartphone on the Everest Base Camp Trek
One thing we get asked a lot is "How do I charge my mobile phone when I'm trekking or hiking for more than a few days?" This is an important thing to know, especially on a long trek such as the Everest Base Camp trek or similar.
You will have the option to charge items at the lodges on the route, however as these incur charges & may have a queue of waiting trekkers, our top tip that will really help you out is to get yourself a power bank. Some of these can be quite big but you do get smaller versions which are perfect for a trek. Our tried & trusted favourite is Anker 20000. Most of the Yetis own a couple of these and they're really good quality. This model holds about seven or eight charges of a smartphone, perfect for the Everest Base Camp trek.
This definitely saves you a bit of money when you're out on the Everest Base Camp trek as it's a great alternative to having to pay to charge your electronic devices - just get one of these Powerbanks instead. It costs around £40 each, and if you're a fan of Amazon, these are often a fan-favourite for discount around Amazon Prime Day. There are also cheaper versions & makes out there, but in our experience, this one is great.
EverTrekker Top Tip #1 - Powerbanks can be a little weighty, so for a trek in Nepal that requires your bags to hit the 15kg mark for domestic flights - we'd suggest travelling with your powerbank in your pocket for your flight to Lukla. They'll weigh the bags, but they won't weigh you!
EverTrekker Top Tip #2 - You should keep the Powerbank warm. Electricity and batteries don't like the cold, so keep the Powerbank warm in your sleeping bag, store it in a cosy sock, or both!
So if you are going to Everest Base Camp do purchase one of these, we highly recommend one of these!
If you want more info, you can check out this other post HERE about how you can charge your devices on the EBC Trek.
You can view the Anker Powerbank here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-PowerCore-20100-Capacity-Technology-Black/dp/B00VJSGT2A