Everest Base camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List

If you are planning on a trek to the Everest Base Camp, you should know what you need to pack with you. And more importantly, what not to pack! The trek to the base of the highest mountain range in the entire world can be a little if not, highly challenging.

There is a necessity to prepare yourself to face extreme altitudes and climatic conditions. And thus, for your safety and the environment, we have arranged a guide to reveal the tips and tricks on how to pack for your Everest Base Camp Trekking Adventure. 

everest base camp trek packing list

Amigo Treks and Expeditions has gained experience and expertise in the field of travel and tours for many years. We have accumulated significant tricks that need to be followed. This includes the guide to pack accordingly for your trek. Though it might not seem as important at first glance, packing can make or break your trekking experience.

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Therefore, for your convenience, here is a list of things you must pack for your trek to Everest Base Camp. Also, note that you can hire the following items as well.

Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List


  • 70-90 liter duffle bag or backpack
  • Waterproof daypack 30-35 liters
  • Selection of smaller waterproof bags (to organize equipment and keep spare clothing dry)


  • Sleeping bag (comfort rated -10°C)
  • Headtorch and spare batteries
  • Water bottles 1 liter x2
  • Sunglasses (100% UV Protection)

Clothing and Shoes

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm down jacket
  • Warm jumper
  • Trekking trousers
  • Baselayer shirts
  • Sunhat/ warm hat/ beanie
  • Hiking boots
  • Trekking Socks, liner socks, and heavy mountaineering socks
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof gloves or mittens

Personal Items

  • Sun protection
  • Washbag and toiletries
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Travel towel
  • Small padlock (to lock your bag)
  • Basic first aid kit including antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite), glucose tablets, and multi-vitamin tablets.

Optional Items

  • Trekking poles
  • Trainers or similar for use in the lodges
  • Spare laces
  • Shorts
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Travel clothes
  • Camera
  • Pen-knife (remember to pack sharp objects inside the hold baggage)
  • Repair kit (i.e. needle, thread, duct tape, etc)

Special Checklist for winter

  • Layered clothing /Thermals and Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March)
  • 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweight wool jumpers/sweaters/fleece jacket
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional)
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Fleece or wool trousers/pants
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens – wool or fleece with a waterproof shell outer
  • A four-season sleeping bag/sleep sheet
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Gaiters (optional)

Special Checklist for Summer

  • Lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece
  • Umbrella/waterproof jacket and trousers (May to September)
  • Sunscreen lotion with maximum SPF
  • Water bottle

What NOT to pack!

  • Jewelry and valuables
  • Heavy zoom lenses for your camera
  • Too many cotton clothes
  • More than one pair of jeans
  • Bulky Towels
  • Extra Gadgets

Now that you are familiar with what to include, and exclude while packing for your Everest Base Camp Trek, make sure to check what you should expect when traveling to Nepal.

Dinesh Bhusal

Why Choose Amigo Treks and Expeditions for Your Adventure? Embark on the journey of a lifetime with Amigo Treks and Expedition as your trusted tour operator in Nepal. With over 30 years of experience leading adventure trips in the Himalayas, our guides are experts in trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp. As natives of the Khumbu region of Nepal, home to the Sherpa community, our team ensures an authentic experience that immerses you in the local culture. At Amigo Treks and Expeditions, we prioritize our travelers' needs, delivering extraordinary tours that leave lasting impressions. We're humbled by the 5-star rating on TripAdvisor and the countless positive testimonials from our guests worldwide. Whether you're joining us for the Everest Base Camp trek or any other adventure trip, our team is committed to making your experience unforgettable. Join us on an epic journey and see why so many adventurers choose Amigo Treks and Expeditions. We can't wait to explore with you! Best regards, Dinesh Bhusal Co-Founder Amigo Treks and Expeditions

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