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What to Pack for Mount Everest Trek

Basic warm, comfortable and firm clothing are required. A pair of strong, well-fitting boots is necessary. We will offer tent, stove, cooking utensil and other necessary equipment for trekking and camping. The private gears and equipment, such as sleeping bag is suggested to bring on your own. Check following packing list:

Packing Well for the Trekking

Always Keep Yourself Warm

Trekking Shoe is Necessary

Bring a Warm Sleeping Bag


1. A large backpack and a smaller one. The smaller one can be used for daily activities and be put into the large backpack when necessary;

2. A waist bag to put important documents and property.


1. It's advisable to dress in layers that can be easily added or removed as temperatures vary greatly within a day in Tibet;

2. A windbreaker is advisable at any time of year;

3. A pair firmed, water-proof, warm-keeping and well-fitting trekking shoes;

4. Waterproof clothing and raingear;

5. A down jacket (better with hat) together with other warm-keeping clothing is necessary.

Avoid Sunburn:

1. High SPF sunscreen cream, sun block, skin cream and lip balm to against intense sunlight and dry weather;

2. Sunglasses and sunhat can protect you effectively from being exposed to the scorching sunlight;

3. A pair firmed, water-proof, warm-keeping and well-fitting trekking shoes.


1. Medicine to prevent and lessen High Altitude Sickness, such as Diamox;

2. Medicine for cold, headache, stomachache, diarrhea, nausea, insect bite, etc. such as Aspirin, Diphenoxylate, and Prochlorperazine;

3. Band-aids or other wound dressings;

4. Nasal ointment and throat lozenges if you are sensitive to chilly or freezing weather conditions;

5. Multivitamins.

Other Equipment:

1. A water bottle;

2. A solar flashlight;

3. Sleeping bag;

4. Alpenstock.


Permits for Old Tingri to Everest Base Camp Trek

If you just trek the route from Old Tingri to EBC, you only need following permits as a regular Mount Everest trip requires:

Firstly you will need a Tibet Travel Permit (Tibet Entry Permit) which is issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau. This permit is the most important permit because you will need to take flight/train to Tibet. And it will also be checked in Tibet. Secondly you have to obtain an Alien Travel Permit which allows you to visit other prefectures in Tibet, such as Shigatse, Mount Everest, etc. Thirdly you will have to apply for a Border Pass because Mount Everest is located near the border between China and Nepal. Tibet Travel Permit must be obtained before your trip while the Alien Travel Permit and Border Pass will only be checked when you are already in Tibet.

Trek Beyond Everest Base Camp

According to local regulation, to trek beyond Everest Base Camp to Camp II, Camp III…, one has to apply for special permit and register in Lhasa General Administration of Sport. That’s right. It is not related to travel. Besides, one has to be quite fit and get fully trained.