Complete packing list for a Mount Everest base camp tour

If you plan to Tibet for a Mount Everest base camp tour , you’ll need to prepare for a variety of weather and conditions. The altitude...

If you plan to Tibet for a Mount Everest base camp tour, you’ll need to prepare for a variety of weather and conditions. The altitude of more than 9000 feet, the temperature may drastically drop during your trip, and there may even be a chance to encounter the snow according to the time you visited the year. Taking this into account, it is very necessary that you are ready for proper equipment. In this article, I shared my detailed Everest base camp packing list as below:

#Tips 1 Hiking Boots:

If you don’t want to develop blisters on the trail, you need a lightweight and comfortable hiking boots which can provide a lot of stability and comfort. If you do not have hiking boots, it is a possibility that you will not be the first person in history to attempt this trek with trainers.  Just make sure that the soles have good traction, you’ll definitely need it!

Hiking Socks:

In my opinion, Comfortable hiking socks are the key to a comfortable and enjoyable Everest base camp trek. There may be several places to wash your socks along the trek, but do not plan. You’d better carry a pair of heavy wool socks, two pairs of medium weight hiking socks, and a pair of light socks.

#Tips 2: Clothes:


You can wear a shirt on EBC every day. Some people like every piece of clothes are dry, but we are just regular cotton--spandex blended, we found this very good. By the way, the cotton T-shirt is not suitable for hiking.


As a good coat is essential for trekking with EBC, I am equipped with a big down jacket and also a thin jacket and a lightweight zipper hoodie. Putting on the jacket is warm enough to stay comfortable at night, but do not overheat when hiking.


You can carry a light hiking pants and warm hiking pants which are very comfortable, breathe well and have lasted a very long time. In the cold, when my leggings are placed under my hiking pants, wearing pants as their second pants.

Gloves and hats:

Gloves and hats are important to keep warm along the EBC trek and they are easy to buy in Tibetan for very little money. One of the most important purchases I made was a buff. Although they do not need the extra warmth they provide, the path is dusty and buff helps keep the dust in your mouth.

Sleeping bag:

Maybe carrying a sleeping bag is very heavy for you, you can have gone more lightweight as tea houses supply blankets.

For female trekkers:

Underwear: Just give up sports bikini shorts. If you have tried almost all the different outdoors underwear, you may know which of course the content is your favorite.  I suggest bringing at least six pairs of quick dry underwear. Although there are paid laundry services in some places on the way to Everest base camp, they can’t dry overnight.

Sports bra: 

Also, you need to carry women's fitness bra with two sports bra, so you change every other day.

#tips 3 First aid kit:

    Diamox, take 125mg twice per day, can increase if needed, but consult your doctor

    Stoppers/goers (trust me, you will need them)

    Painkillers (ibuprofen or Tylenol)

    Cold medicine (It will be really cold at night which can cause you to have a cold)

    Throat lozenges

    Vitamin C Chewable

    Electrolyte powder

    Bandaids (Plenty of them for blisters!)

    Safety pin (it's to pop those blisters you’ll get on the first few days.)

    Moleskin for blisters

    Athletic tape

    Gauze pads

    Small Ace bandage (we didn't use this, but it's good to have)

#tips 4 Electronics:

Every extra piece of gear will feel extremely heavy when you trek to Everest base camp, on the other hand, you may want to capture as many photos as possible. Here is our full camera gear list:

    1 A DSLR camera with 3 extra batteries (charging is expensive on the mountain, but you can charge your batteries if they go dead for a fee)

    1 Point and shoot camera

    1 Video Camera

    1 solar charger (charging is expensive if you can charge yourself will save money)

    2-3 portable chargers

#tips 5 Toiletries:

    foot powder (for Deb's stinky feet)

    Toilet paper



    microfiber towel

    Gold Bond – this just feels good all the time

#tips 6 Documents:


    Plenty of cash


#tips 7 Sunscreen tips:

Pairs of sunglasses



Finally, If you carry all your own equipment, you obviously need a bigger backpack. If you use the Porter, you will need a small and medium-sized daily pack that has enough space to carry daily necessities.

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