What to Bring

Suggested Gears for Everest Base Camp Trek

You are responsible for bringing your own personal gear and equipment. During the trek, your main luggage will be carried by porter. Please keep your luggage as light as possible around 10 to 15 kgs. You simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket etc. You can leave your valuable items at your hotel while trekking. Many hotels have a locker system and provide a deposit slip for the valuables kept under the hotel’s safekeeping. Below is a suggested equipment list: –

Clothing

  • 1 x Waterproof Jacket
  • 1 x Down Jacket
  • 1 x Fleece or soft shell Jacket
  • 2 x Long Sleeve Shirt (light-weight), not cottonv
  • 2 x Short Sleeve Shirt, (light-weight), not cotton
  • 1 x Waterproof Breathable Pants
  • 2 x Trekking trousers
  • -1 x Shorts
  • 1 x Long Thermal Underwear, briefs Sport Bra (women)
  • Brimmed Hat, for sun protection
  • Fleece or Knitted Hat, for warmth
  • Warm Waterproof Gloves.

 

Footwear

  • 1 x Hiking Boots with spare laces
  • 1 x Trainers (to wear at camp)
  • 3 x Socks, thick, wool or synthetic
  • 3 x Sock Liners, tight, thin, synthetic, worn under socks to prevent blisters

 

Accessories

  • 1 ½ – 2 litre Water Bladder, Platypus type (recommended) or 2 x 1 litre water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel, small/quick-dry
    • Backpack Cover, waterproof (optional)

Equipment

  • Sleeping Bag, four seasons or -10 deg C
  • Head lamp, with extra batteries
  • Trekking Poles ( If necessary)
  • Duffel bag, for porters to carry your equipment
  • Daypack, for you to carry your personal gear

Others

  • Personal Toiletries (toothbrush, paste etc)
  • Personal Prescriptions (malaria tablets etc)
  • Sunscreen/Lip Balm
  • Insect Repellent, containing DEET
  • First Aid Kit Hand Sanitizer/Wet Wipes
  • Camera

 

For climbing: down-jacket, plastic boots, crampons, ice-axe, headlight, harness, jumar, carabineers, belay device, prussiks are also required