Posted On:Thursday, April 7, 2022

One of the questions, we most commonly get asked from clients who are planning a trek to Everest Base Camp is what do I need to pack. In reply, here’s a comprehensive trekking gear list for the trek, together with some helpful information and advice.

Always better to pack light but need to make sure you have enough gear to survive the colder temperatures and the 12 days of trekking duration up to 5500m.

While in Kathmandu, you need to unpack your bag and check the gear list carefully and repack before heading to Everest base camp. If in case you don’t have some necessary gears you may buy in Kathmandu too.

It is important to pack layers for your Everest Base Camp trek. Wear lightweight clothing that is breathable. Dress in layers so you can peel them off when you get hot, and add them as it gets cold. Three layers are perfect for trekking:

Weather can change rapidly. One minute you can be working up a sweat as you climb uphill and then as the temperature drops, suddenly you will be freezing in the cold.

Make sure to have tested all of your gear before trekking to Base Camp. Don’t wear new boots on the trek, make sure that they are worked in. Do several hikes at home before trekking to Everest. Boots should be worn in and comfortable.

Also, check all batteries in headlamps and cameras before your flight to Lukla. Charging stations are limited and costly on the way to the Everest base camp trek, so make sure your devices are fully charged and don’t forget to carry a power bank.

Here is the list of Trekking clothes and gears for the Everest base camp trek

2 the quick-drying long-sleeved base layer

3 trekking shirts short sleeve

1 Thermal underwear – A good merino wool base layer would be great.

2 pair liner socks and 3 pair woolen blend trekking socks–

3 pair trekking pants –

1 half pant

1 legging for female

4-5 pairs of Underwear and sports bra for female

1 wind/rainproof over layer– jacket and pants

1 down jacket

1 fleece jacket

1 Warm winter hat and sun hat

1 headband/buff

1 pair of winter gloves and 1 pair of normal gloves

1 Pair of trekking/hiking boots

1 Pair of crocks or sandals

1 headlamp –

1 sleeping bag

1 sunglasses

1 pair of trekking poles



Mobile phone

Extra batteries

Power bank

1 solar charger can be useful


Toilet paper – you may buy along the trek



Microfiber towel

Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, and moisturizer

Baby Wipes, Hand Sanitizer

Tampons or menstrual cups for female

First Aid

A well-stocked first-aid kit is important.

Diamox – for altitude

Ibuprofen – for headaches

Naproxen – for aches and pains

Vicks vapor rub –

Sunscreen –.

Lip balm –

Anti-nausea tabs –

Imodium – diarrhea is common at altitudes, especially at higher elevations.

Blister Band-Aids or moleskin

Eye drops –

Medicine for cold and cough

Tiger balm – A good rub to help with aches.

Snacks and Extras

Chocolates and bars, Dry fruits, and peanuts are a must. It is expensive on the trek, so stock up in Kathmandu.

Journal and books

Ear Plugs & Headphones.

So there you have it, that’s a packing list for Everest Base Camp all together about 15 Kilograms.

I’m pretty sure this information will help you to pack the right gears for your upcoming Everest base camp trek.

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