Packing List For Everest Base Camp Trek

Neeti Singhal

Last updated: 20-02-2024

Are you thinking about trekking to Everest Base Camp but need more information on what you should pack for the trek? Here is a comprehensive packing list for your EBC adventure:


Packing List For Everest Base Camp Trek



1.) Rucksack along with a rain cover: Carry the right rucksack is very important. A 40 - 60 litre rucksack is good for the Everest Base Camp trek. Do not forget to pack a rain cover for the bag if it does not already come with your rucksack. 

2.) Daypack: Carrying a daypack is quintessential and very important for the summit day. It gives you a chance to summit easily with only the essentials needed.  

3.) UV protection sunglasses: Protection from the harsh UV rays is very important during the trek. On higher altitudes, the intensity of the rays is higher and on the trails where there is snow, the refection of these rays can cause harm to the eyes. So packing a good pair of sunglasses is a must. 

4.) Headtorch along with extra batteries: A headtorch comes handy during the nights on the trail. Packing some extra batteries as a precaution is never a bad idea.  

5.) Water-Bottles: It is recommended to carry two water bottles of a litre each. 

6.) Trekking Poles: Although it is completely up to you to use trekking poles, we recommend carrying them along. 


Packing List For Everest Base Camp Trek



1.) Trekking Shoes: A good pair of high ankle, non-skid, deep treaded trekking shoe is a must for the trek. These shoes will be your savior during the trek. 

2.) Slippers/Sandals: A pair of lightweight sandals or slippers helps you relax your feet during the times when you take a break during the trek. 


Packing List For Everest Base Camp Trek



(Remember not to overpack in the interest of weight management but also be sure not to miss out on packing the essentials.) 

1.) Track Pants: Carry at least two pairs of warm quick dry track pants. These pants are made of synthetic material which dries up easily. 

2.) Full-sleeved T-shirts: Carry at least 2 t-shirts for the trek. It is preferable to carry warm t-shirts or sweatshirts. 

3.) Woolen Socks: Carry at least 3 pairs of thick woolen socks. It is very important to keep your feet warm and away from frostbite during the trek. 

4.) Thermal Body Warmer: Carry thermal warmers for upper as well as lower body. 

5.) Undergarments: Keep at least 1 fresh pair of undergarments for each trekking day. 

6.) Warm Jacket: Carrying a fleece jacket is recommended to protect yourself against the harsh cold. 

6.) Thick Down Jacket: Having a nice down jacket helps a lot during the trek. It is lightweight, easy to carry and super warm.  

7.) Rainwear: Having the appropriate rainwear which includes a jacket as well as a pant comes in very handy during the trek in case of an unexpected shower from the above.  

8.) Gloves: A pair of good quality warm, waterproof gloves must be there in your bag. 

9.) Woolen Cap: A woolen cap is an absolute must. 

10.) Sun protection Hat: A hat that shields you from the harmful UV rays helps to avoid sunburns. 


Packing List For Everest Base Camp Trek



1.) Towels: Carry at least one hand towel. Carrying a towel makes daily cleaning and hygiene easier to maintain.  

2.) Toilet Paper Roll: It is very important that you carry your own toilet paper. During treks, one has to use dry pit toilets sometimes or at teahouses/homestays, you might not have water readily available for use in the toilets. 

3.) Soap(Paper Soap And Soap Bar): Maintaning hygiene during the trek should be on the top priority of the trekkers. Paper Soap is easy to use on the trails, but you must be careful with its disposal. Bar Soaps, on the other hand, can be used throughout the trek without worrying about the disposal.  

4.) Toothbrush: One of the most basic essentials is your toothbrush. Having a refreshing breath makes the trek pleasant for you as well as your fellow trekkers!

5.) Toothpaste: What good is a toothbrush without any toothpaste. Get that minty fresh breath with your favourite toothpaste. 

6.) Cold Cream: The cold weather on the trail makes the skin dry and patchy. Having a small pack of cold cream helps to avoid any major skin damage. 

7.) Sunscreen: It is very important to use an appropriate sunscreen during the treks. We recommend using a sunscreen with SPF higher than 50. You must have the sunscreen on at all times on the trail. 


Packing List For Everest Base Camp Trek



(After packing the right trekking gear, footwear, clothing, and toiletries there are still a few things you might need during the trek. This list include all the add-ons to make your trip more comfortable.)

1.) Camera: You will need one to capture all the beautiful views. After all, your Instagram and Facebook feed depends upon it. 

2.) Power Bank: It is very important to carry a power bank so that you can charge your devices like your cellphone and the camera while you are on the trail. 

3.) Daily Medicines (if any): If there are any medicines you take regularly, you must not forget to pack them.  

4.) First-Aid Kit: Carry a basic first-aid kit with you at all times during the trek. Some of the things it must include are bandages, band-aids, cotton and antiseptic. 

5.) Dry Fruits/Nuts/Protein Bars: Carrying some high energy food is a great idea. There might be times on the trek when you need instant rejuvenation.  Such food is easy to carry and help you bounce back from weakness. 

6.) Cash: As the stay during this trek will be in teahouses/homestays it is important to carry enough cash for a comfortable stay. You will need cash for your meals in the homestays and to avail other facilities. 


Packing List For Everest Base Camp Trek


We hope that this was helpful. In case you need any more assistance, please feel free to leave a comment below or reach out to us directly.


This article was originally written by Kiritika Jyotshi on 08-02-2019.
It was edited and updated by Neeti Singhal on 20/02/2024.



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