How can I charge my electronic items on the Everest Base Camp trek

Are you planning on going on an Everest Base Camp trek and wondering how to keep your phone, camera, or laptop charged throughout your journey? Don't worry; we've got you covered!

On the Everest Base Camp trek, there are lodges and tea houses where you can charge your electronic devices all the way up to Gorak Shep. However, there are additional charges for this service, and the higher you climb, the more expensive it becomes.


Luckily, there are other options available that are more cost-effective. One option is to carry a power bank with you, like the Anker Powerbank, which can be used to charge your phone or camera. It costs around £40 and can charge a smartphone 7-8 times, making it ideal for a long 12-day trek. This is especially useful when there is a queue of trekkers waiting to charge their devices at lodges.

If you are carrying a DSLR camera that requires more power, then you could opt for a solar charger like the RAVPOWER solar charger. You can attach it to your rucksack while hiking, and there is plenty of sunshine along the Everest Base Camp trek. Another useful tip is to leave the solar charger to charge while on one of the acclimatisation hikes, which can take 4-6 hours.

It's important to note that power banks can be heavy, and on treks in Nepal, bags need to weigh 15kg or less for domestic flights. Therefore, you should carry the power bank in your pocket during the flight to Lukla. Additionally, electricity and batteries don't like the cold, so it's best to keep the power bank warm in your sleeping bag or store it in a cosy sock.

To sum it up, charging your electronic devices on the Everest Base Camp trek is not a problem, but it can become costly at lodges. A power bank or solar charger is a much more cost-effective option. The Anker Powerbank is our top recommendation as it is lightweight, affordable, and reliable. So, if you're planning on going on the Everest Base Camp trek, make sure to pack a power bank and enjoy the breathtaking views without worrying about your devices running out of charge.

Written By

Andy Moore

Head Yeti & CEO