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Everest Base Camp – Gear List

Our Everest Base Camp Gear List

This historic Everest Base Camp trek (5364m) is one of the most famous in the world. The scenery is truly breathtaking with mixed forest, flower filled meadows, glaciers, rivers and spectacular mountainous panoramas throughout. Located in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal, the route takes you through Sherpa villages, bazaars and Buddhist monasteries.

Take a look at our Everest Base Camp gear list and tap into our well of experience and enthusiasm.

We’ve all tried and tested the gear we sell. Between us all, there’s a wealth of information to be had. We have compiled a list of our recommendations for things to bring along with you to keep you covered in your time away and help you get the most out of your adventure.

Walking boots

Trekking sandals (recommended as a means of relief from wearing your primary footwear)

3 x Mid-weight hiking socks

Synthetic underwear

1 x shorts (knee length or below)

1 x trekking pants

2 x synthetic or wool base layers (long johns, long sleeve tops and short sleeve tops)

Waterproof trousers

2 x midweight fleece

Insulating down jacket

Lightweight waterproof jacket

Warm fleece hat



Sun hat

Waterproof gloves/mitts (preferably mitts)

Walking poles

Rucksack – 30 – 35 litres

Large rucksack or sturdy duffel bag

4 x dry bags

Water bladders and water bottles (enough to carry 3 litres while walking)

Sleeping bag (4 season)

Suncream (factor 30+)

SPF lipbalm

Insect repellent

Hand sanitizer

Personal first aid kit (recommended products include rehydration salts, plasters, blister plasters, paracetamol, imodium, motilium, etc.)

Small travel towel

High energy snacks


Water purification

Sleeping bag liner


Ear plugs

Hand warmers

If you haven’t already chosen a tour guide or a group to go on your Everest Base Camp adventure with, we’d recommend Earth’s Edge, details of their trip can be found by clicking here.



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