BEST TREKKING BOOTS FOR AN EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

What’s the best trekking boot for an Everest Base Camp trek?

There’s nothing worse than having a bad pair of boots when you’re on a multi day trek like an Everest Base Camp trek. I’ve seen many types of footwear used on the trails, no stilettos as of yet but still, a wide variety of footwear. Some good and some are pure blister makers! I’ve listed my top 5 recommended trekking boots for an Everest Base Camp trek and if you wear a pair of any of these, you won’t go far wrong.

#1 Scarpa Kailash Pro Gtx – If you’re old school and you like the traditional boot look then this might be the one for you. This boot comes with hardy Vibram soles and will last you a very long time. I’ve seen this boot multiple times on the Everest Base Camp trek and it fits in with the history of the Everest region. This is definitely a premium boot but you won’t go far wrong with this trekking boot. 
Weight 1480g

BEST TREKKING BOOTS FOR AN EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

#2 La Sportiva Trango Tower GTX. Well, we had to squeeze La Sportiva into this article as it would be an absolute travesty not to. This brand and Everest go hand in hand in the mountaineering world and they also offer a superb trekking boot to get to Everest and back. Very warm with a stiff mid-Vibram sole, offering almost bombproof protection, you won’t go far wrong with these but are a premium option. Weight 1676g

BEST TREKKING BOOTS FOR AN EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

#3 I really like the Salomon Quest 4 D GTX trekking boots. I came across these when seeing them on the trail to Everest Base Camp. They are certainly becoming more popular as a trekking boot. They have a high heel giving you confidence when walking on mixed terrain and protecting the ankle area. These are again Goretex so waterproof but also very breathable so your feet won’t sweat too much. These are also mid stiffness so great for protecting your feet when on hard ground. Comfortable and sturdy. A serious contender for your trekking boot. Weight 1,280g

BEST TREKKING BOOTS FOR AN EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

#4 I have history with this trekking boot having worn 2 different pairs to Everest Base Camp. My best friend on 2 Occasions was the North Face Men’s Hedgehog Mid Gore-TEX High Rise trekking boot. Once again, like the Salomon Quest boot, they have ankle support giving you plenty of confidence when trekking. They are extremely lightweight but perfect for a trek in Nepal. I wouldn’t recommend this boot for any crampon use or walking on the high passes but perfect for the classic Everest Base Camp trek. Weight 948 g

BEST TREKKING BOOTS FOR AN EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

#5 Mammut Trovat – I have used these on many different trekking trips in the UK and abroad. I really like the Mammut Trovat guide High trekking boots. They are very very durable and are almost bomb proof with a Vibram sole which means quality. These will last a very long time. These are heavier than most of the other boots but are also more versatile as you can wear C1 crampons on this boot for any time spent on glaciers and an entry level boot for a trekking peak like Island Peak.  Weight: 1560g

BEST TREKKING BOOTS FOR AN EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

Whatever trekking boot you choose for your Everest Base Camp trek, Annapurna Trek or even for an Island Peak climb the most important thing is that they fit properly, are comfy and are worn in!

Safe trekking

Andy

EverTrek Co-Founder

One thought on “BEST TREKKING BOOTS FOR AN EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK
  • Josh Bishop
    5/5

    I have the La Sportiva Trango Tower and they are hands down the best boots I’ve ever had. I’ve ised loads of boots in the past from altberg to aku and salomon to scarpa. These ...

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