Please find the comprehensive packing list for Everest Base Camp Trek:


  • Walking boots. A pair of water-repellent boots with ankle support.
  • Gaiters. A pair used to keep boots dry if walking through deep snow.
  • Walking socks.
  • Yaktrax
  • Trainers or trail shoes. Can be used in and around the lodge in the afternoons/evenings.


  • Waterproof jacket and trousers (Gore-Tex or similar).
  • Trekking trousers.
  • Long sleeve shirts (not cotton).
  • Micro fleece.
  • Mid to heavyweight fleece.
  • Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece.
  • Thermals or base layer for top & bottom (merino wool or synthetic).
  • Fleece pants.
  • Medium weight down jacket (e.g.: Nuptse jacket by The North Face).


  • Fleece gloves.
  • Warms mittens and/or gloves.


  • Wool or fleece hat.
  • Sun hat.
  • Bandana or scarf.
  • Head torch. Bring extra batteries.
  • Sunglasses.

Personal Equipment:

  • Sleeping bag (Note: it is possible to rent this in Kathmandu for about $1 per day).
  • Day packs large enough to carry water bottles, a camera, lunch, and extra clothing.
  • Stuff sacks for keeping your gear dry and organized.
  • Two water bottles (Nalgene wide-mouth bottles are the best).
  • Sunscreen and lip salve with a high SPF.
  • Water purification tablets (Pristine, Biox Aqua, or Aqua Mira).
  • Favorite snack food.
  • Trekking poles (optional).
  • Camera with spare batteries and memory cards.
  • Insurance certificate.
  • Earplugs (optional).
  • Baby wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Face Mask


  • Bring a small combination padlock to secure the bag.
  • Travel clothes. You will need casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in Kathmandu.
  • Toiletry bags include toilet paper, soap, towel, toothbrush, etc.

Personal first aid kit:

Note: we provide a comprehensive group first aid kit, but please bring personal medications and other items you might use regularly, such as:

  • Any personal medications.
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets.
  • Blister treatment (Compeed patches are the best).
  • Rehydration powder, e.g. Dioralyte.
  • Analgesics (paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin).
  • Plasters and zinc oxide tape.
  • Throat lozenges.
  • Diamox (helps with acclimatization).

Affiliations & Recommendations