EBC Trek Packing List

November 17, 2016

One of the main things I’ve been asked about my trek to base camp is what I packed. It was one of my main issues when I was preparing for my trek as I had absolutely no idea what or how to pack for a trek of this scale. My trip was 16 days in total and below I have put together a list of what I packed and more importantly what I used. I found that I took waaay too much stuff so I’ve cut the list down to what I actually needed. Obviously this list is based on my experience of trekking in October in mild conditions. You should check with your trekking company for a comprehensive kit list specific to the time of year you have booked to go. I.e. you won’t need shorts in the depth of winter.


Most of the trekkers I encountered on my way to base camp had the majority of their kit packed into the trekking companies branded holdalls for the porters to carry between tea houses and the trekkers themselves carried a 30lt day pack with their essentials and water.





1 x Walking Trousers

1 x Compression leggings

1 x Thermal leggings

1 x Shorts

6 x Walking socks (I used heavy grade merino wool trekking socks and they were perfect)

4 x vests

4 x long sleeve tops

4 x t-shirts


1 x Zip up Hoody

1 x Fleece Jumper

1 x Waterproof/Windproof jacket

1 x down jacket


1 x joggers

1 x pjs



1 x walking boots (Well worn in)

1 x trainers

1 x yak socks (A must for nights in the tea houses, can be bought en-route on in the Thamel)





Diamox (Anti-Altitude)

Imodium (not an issue i had but it certainly isn't an issue you want)

Compeed Blister Plasters

Plasters (Band aids)


Volterol muscle relief gel

Lip Balm

Water purification tablets

2 x 100ml Alcohol hand rub

Silicon toe caps - i found these on Amazon and they are now a staple in my walking kit

Space Blanket

Knee Brace


The rest of my kit

Sleeping Bag (4 season)

Solar Charger (See my top tips


Walking Poles

1lt water bottle/ camelback

Day pack 25-40lt





Water proof over trousers



Head Torch




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