Gear List for Everest Trekking

Personal Equipment/Check Lists

You must be careful about the necessary gear list for Everest trekking. There are many items and gear to be managed for the Everest Base Camp trek.

This trekking gear list is for 1 person. We each bring the same amount of gear, but to keep things simple, we are including only what each person needs to pack for Everest Base Camp trek.


  • 2 quick drying long sleeved base layer shirts
  • 2 trekking shirts short sleeve
  • 2 Thermal underwear – base layer
  • 2 liner socks
  • 3 pair woolen blend trekking socks
  • 2 pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms
  • 2 fleece sweaters – one lightweight, one heavier

Outer layers

  • 1 wind/rain proof over layer- jacket and pants
  • 1 down jacket – (didn’t really need this, layers would have been fine, but it does get quite cold in March)
  • 1 down vest
  • 1 Warm winter hat
  • 1 lightweight thermal layer hat
  • 1 peak hat
  • 1 headband/dewrag
  • 1 pair gloves
  • 1 Pair trekking boots
  • 1 Pair flip flops (would recommend sandals that you can wear with socks over flip-flops for late night bathroom runs)
  • 1 pair down booties (bought these at Namche Bazar and they saved our feet.)  Great for keeping feet warm in room and while sleeping and for in the lodge.


  • 1 headlamp
  • 1 sleeping bag heavy (could have gone more lightweight as tea houses supply blankets)
  • 1 watch with alarm
  • 2 pair of sunglasses (in case one breaks)


  • 1 SLR camera with 3 extra batteries (charging is expensive on the mountain)
  • 1 Point and shoot camera
  • 1 Video Camera
  • 1 solar charger (charging is expensive, if you can charge yourself will save money)
  • Chargers with Belkin mini surge and adapter.
  • extra batteries for headlamps


  • Tang
  • Tea
  • Dairy milk bars
  • Trail mix and peanuts
  • Journal
  • Novel

First Aid

  • Diamox – for altitude
  • Advil
  • Aleve
  • Vicks vapor rub
  • Sunscreen
  • Chip stick
  • Anti nauseant
  • Immodium
  • Bandaids
  • Blister bandaids
  • Eye drops
  • Advil cold and dinus
  • Nasal moisturizer
  • Q tips
  • Tweezers
  • Tiger balm


  • Foot powder (for Deb’s stinky feet)
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Micro fiber towel


  • Passports
  • TIMs Card (permit to allow you into park bought in Kathmandu)
  • Plenty of Rupees, no ATM’s
  • Map and Lonely Planet guide book

So there you have it, that’s our packing list for Everest Base Camp Trek. We put notes beside items that we didn’t need to bring, or things that we would have changed. All in all we were fairly happy with what we packed for our Mount Everest Adventure.  Our porter didn’t struggle, we didn’t feel bad when we wanted to pack something away and we were always comfortable with our layers.

It is important to pack layers for your Everest Base Camp trek. Weather can change rapidly. One minute you can be working up a sweat as you climb uphill and then as the temperature drops, you will be freezing in the cold.  Make sure to have tested all of your gear. Don’t wear new boots on the trek, make sure that they are worked in. Also check all batteries in headlamps and cameras and be sure to have plenty of spares

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