Having the right boot for your Everest Base Camp Trek is incredibly important! This is our list of the best trekking boots for your Everest Base Camp Trek. You will be walking for 12 or 15 days on uneven terrain, up and down hills, during the trek. If you have issues with the fit or fabric of your boots, you will be in trouble. Taking care of your feet on a long distance trek like this is one of the most important pieces of kit you will purchase, so make sure you do your research and get the right boot for you.
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There are many different boots and brands out there at the moment. Many of them are of a very high quality as well. We are going to present six different trekking boots that we have personal experience with, so we know they will work. However, if the boot that you like to use is not on this list, that does not mean it is a good option. If you have questions on your boot or any boot that you are considering to purchase for your trek with us, GET IN TOUCH and we can assist. First of all, watch our trekking video below before reading further. Read some REVIEWS from our treks. CHECK OUT our upcoming treks to Everest. Read more advice for this trek.
1). La Sportiva Trango TRK GTX
Our favorite trekking boot at the moment are the La Sportiva Trango GTX. We prefer a more rigid sole under foot and these boots do a great job. They are warm, lightweight and waterproof. Some of our Sherpa and Kilimanjaro guides wear these boots as well. Ian used these boots on four Kilimanjaro climbs this year along with three Everest Base Camp trips, and they are still in great condition for the same again next year. We would also use them training and on other treks in Nepal and South America.
2). Salomon Quest
Another great option is the Salomon Quest 4D GTX Trekking boots. More and more people are using these trekking boots on a wide range of our trekking adventures in Nepal and around the world. They are comfortable, sturdy, waterproof and a very resilient trekking boot. We would recommend these boots for Everest Base Camp, Kilimanjaro, Inca Trail and a range of other treks.
3). Scarpa Kenesis
Ian has used the Scarpa Kenesis pro GTX trekking boots for a few years. They are a little heavier than other trekking boots but would work great for an Everest Base Camp Trek, especially in the colder months. If you maintain them well, you will have them for years. Scarpa are always re-inventing trekking boots and if they fit your foot correctly, then they may be the right boot for you. They work great and last a long time. We would also recommend these boots for a Kilimanjaro climb, Elbrus or other treks around the World.
4). Mammut Trovat
Ian has also used a range of Mammut trekking boots over the years. He really likes the Mammut Trovat guide High trekking boots. They are really durable, reliable and will last a long time. The high ankle support is great for the rocky terrains you will encounter and all around a great boot for the Everest Base Camp trek. All these boots will last a long time if you look after them well. These would be a great option for Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Annapurna Base Camp and more!
5). La Sportiva Trango Tech GTX
In our opinion, La Sportiva have great footwear options at the moment. Finding a boot that will last a long time, be comfortable, waterproof and have good support, is always our goal. This option is both a great trekking boot as well as a light mountaineering boot for alpine climbs. You should consider the La Sportiva Trango Tech GTX for your Everest Base Camp trek. They are crampon compatible, however still a lightweight option. This is the new version of the Trango Trek boot listed at number 1 on our list!
6). Meindl Vaccum
You could also consider using the Meindl Vaccum trekking boots. These are a good option for Everest Base Camp treks and a wide range of trekking peaks and multi-day trekking adventures. These are a very popular boot and we have a lot of people using these boots on all of our trekking trip. They are an excellent choice for mixed rocky terrain and long distance hiking.
The Best Trekking Boots for your Everest Base Camp Trek
The boots we have listed above are not just good for your Everest Base Camp Trek. We want to make sure that you get a boot that could work for a wide range of trekking or mountaineering treks. Therefore, these boots would all be great for climbing Kilimanjaro and walking into Mera peak, Island peak, Elbrus, Aconcagua and any trekking trip that we offer.
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