Everest Basecamp Packing List

Here you will find everything we packed along with us for our trek to Everest Basecamp and back. All we required had to fit into our two backpacks. We also made the last minute decision to not have the girls carry their own little backpack for two reasons. The first was because they would tire easier with the extra weight and the second was because we didn’t want it to be dangling off our pack when they couldn’t continue on with it.

All of our gear has been tried and tested thoroughly over multiple back country trips through varying weather situations. Any links you find are products we feel very passionate about.

All gear can be purchased in Kathmandu to do this trek if you are coming from somewhere and wanted to do this more of a spur of the moment thing. Kids stuff on the other hand, especially small kids, you won’t really find anything. We were able to pick up some fleece pants, fleece-lined wool booties, and synthetic puffy vests for the girls.

Shannon’s pack : Osprey Kyte 36 L

Tyson’s pack : Black Diamond Element 45 L

Sleeping bags: RAB Expedition 1000, -30C rating (girls shared with us) in a waterproof Sea to Summit stuff sack.

All of our gear weighed in at 27 lbs (12.6 kg) in each of our backpacks, excluding water.

This list below is for one of the girls only, so in turn it needs to be doubled for what we brought for both:

  • 3 pairs of Lamington merino wool socks
  • 5 pairs of underwear
  • 2 sets of Wee Woollies merino wool base layers 
  • 1 zip up Wee Woollies merino wool base layer
  • 1 pair Organic cotton pants
  • 1 pair fleece pants (Kathmandu purchase)
  • 1 MEC fleece zip up jacket
  • 1 Therm Kids Splash magic rain shell
  • 1 pair Therm Kids rain pants
  • 1 REI down jacket
  • 1 North Face synthetic puffy vest (Kathmandu purchase)
  • 1 pair TK Clothing merino wool mitts
  • 1 pair Kombi waterproof mitts
  • 1 Sewbright Creations neck warmer 
  • 1 Fleece-lined wool hat (Kathmandu purchase)
  • 1 Brimmed hat
  • 1 Petzl TIKKID headlamp
  • 1 pair fleece-lined wool slippers (Kathmandu purchase)
  • 1 pair Mountain Warehouse Drift Junior hiking boots
  • 1 half litre Nalgene bottle
  • 1 small comfort blanket
  • 1 small stuffed animal
  • “Spot It” game
  • 1 Journal
  • 1 pen

Packing list for Shannon:

  • 3 pairs of socks (1 Icebreaker, 1 heavy Smartwool, 1 Lamington)
  • 5 pairs of Icebreaker underwear
  • 1 pair OR hiking pants
  • 1 pair Helly Hanson merino wool base layer
  • 1 pair Colombia fleece pants
  • 1 Lasting merino wool T-shirt
  • 1 Lasting merino wool long sleeve
  • 2 Tera Kaia bras
  • 1 Mammut zip up sweater
  • 1 Patagonia down jacket
  • 1 North Face Gore-Tex rain jacket
  • 1 pair Berghaus ¾ zip rain pants
  • 1 Fleece-lined wool hat (Kathmandu purchase)
  • 1 Mammut brimmed hat
  • 1 Pair Icebreaker merino wool gloves
  • 1 pair Black Diamond waterproof gloves
  • 1 Buff
  • 1 Petzl headlamp
  • 1 pair of slip on shoes (Kathmandu purchase)
  • 1 pair Scarpa hiking boots
  • 1 L Nalgene bottle
  • MyZone heart rate monitor
  • Trail Magik kids carrier


  • 3 pairs of underwear 
  • 2 pairs of socks (1 Hiking weight Icebreaker, 1 Heavy weight Wigwam)
  • 1 pair zip off hiking pants
  • 1 pair Helly Hanson base layer
  • 1 Icebreaker merino wool T-shirt
  • 1 Lasting merino wool long sleeve
  • 1 Kathmandu zip up sweater
  • 1 Eddie Bauer midweight down jacket
  • 1 Marmot Gore-Tex rain jacket
  • 1 pair Black Diamond full zip rain pants 
  • Knit hat
  • Tilly hat
  • 1 pair Helly Hanson soft shell gloves 
  • 1 Buff
  • 1 Petzl headlamp
  • 1 pair slip on shoes (Kathmandu purchase)
  • 1 pair Meindl Hiking boots
  • 1 L Nalgene bottle
  • Journal
  • Trail Magik kids carrier

Toiletries (all fit into one Colibri wet bag):

  • Toothbrushes
  • Mini toothpaste
  • Native deodorant 
  • Nail clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Dental floss
  • Chapstick
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Bar soap


  • Advil
  • Anti diarrhea meds
  • Vitamin C
  • Tyson’s medication
  • Motrin (kids)
  • Activated charcoal 
  • Antibiotics 
  • Bactine
  • Polysporin

First aid kit with leukotape, knee/ankle wrap etc included.

Chlorine tablets to treat drinking water (Kathmandu purchase)


2 L Platypus collapsible water bottle

Hydralyte hydration drink tablets and powder


  • Extra battery bank 2,800 mAh
  • GoPro
  • Nikon camera, mini tripod
  • Extra batteries
  • Charging cables
  • iPhone
  • iPod 


  • Granola bars (Kathmandu purchase)
  • Gummy candies (Kathmandu purchase)
  • Hard candies (Kathmandu purchase)

Everest trekking map (Kathmandu purchase)

Everest Trek guidebook (Kathmandu purchase)

Small dry bag with extra toilet paper

Wet wipes (Kathmandu purchase)

Hand sanitizer (Kathmandu purchase)

Hot pocket hand/foot warmers

Multiple Colibri wet bags to keep all small things organized.

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