What to pack for Everest Base Camp trek

By Tika Prasad Regmi

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. 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 Trek.

Trek Ways Nepal has gained experience and expertise in the field of travel and tours over 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.

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.


90-110 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


Sleeping bag liner

Travel clothes


Pen-knife (remember to pack sharp objects inside the hold baggage)

Repair kit (i.e. needle, thread, duct tape, etc)

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.  If you have specific questions please do not hesitate to write us at info@trekwaysnepal.com



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