Everest Base Camp Trekking Gear List

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Trekking in the Everest Base Camp presents opportunities and challenges that call for unique choices in clothing and equipment. You will be inside Sherpas’ homes and in monasteries, yet you will also be outdoors in a demanding and changeable mountain environment. High altitude is a factor and clothing that provides efficient insulation and is versatile is important.


• Sun hat and woolen cap/scarf
• Sun Glasses/goggles with UV protection

Upper Body:

• Three T-shirts and one long sleeve Shirt/T-Shirt
• Light weight thermal tops
• Fleece jacket or pullover
• Wind breaker jacket
• Rainwear – Poncho
• Down Jacket ( optional)


• A good gloves/mittens

Lower Body:

• Enough under wears
• Two hiking shorts
• Jeans or slacks
• Two trekking trousers/pants
• Light weight thermal bottoms
• Fleece and wool pants

• Four thin light cotton socks
• Four thick warm hiking socks
• A walking/Hiking shoes
• A good trekking (water proof)shoes
• A camp shoes/sandal
• Gaiters

• A good sleeping bag (Down) can be hired in Kathmandu/Pokhara
• A Flashlight/headlamp and extra batteries
• A water proof rucksack
• Two Water bottle (for hot and cold water)
• Small pocket knife (Swiss knife)
• Towel and toilet kit
• Handkerchiefs(paper)
• Tooth brush, Tooth Paste
• Sewing kit
• Saving razors
• Shampoo, sun lotion and chip stick
• Passport photographs
• Plastic bags to put wet things
• Basic small First-Aid medical kit ( See health and Medicine)

This check list is suitable for most 8 to 10 day treks. Although you can wash clothes during the trek, you may need extra socks and shirts etc. for longer treks. If your trek goes above 3500 meters (about 12,000 feet) for more than one day you should pay particular attention to warm clothing.

Equipment Rental:

In order to minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use again, we offer a wide range of equipment available for rent for the duration of your trip. All rental equipment can be hired from Kathmandu / Pokhara/ Namche Bazar.

on 20 June 2017
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