Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek
Explore Khumbhu in a Classic way

Everest Base Camp & Stunning Gokyo Lakes Trek Nepal - 17 Days

Overview

  • Duration17 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • Best TimeSeptember - December & March - June
  • Max Altitude 5,545m/ 18,192 ft ( Kalapatthar)
  • Trip TypePrivate
  • Arrival CityKathmandu

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of monuments in Kathmandu
  • Outstanding aerial view during the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Trek through dense forests and remote mountain villages of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Cross streams and suspension bridges along the route
  • Adventurous trekking route that offers breathtaking landscape and lots of peaceful walks
  • Have intimate encounters with locals and get to know their lifestyle & tradition
  • Visit ancient monasteries
  • Explore Everest Base Camp and witness gorgeous sunrise from Kala Patthar
  • Cross challenging Cho La Pass and reach Gokyo Valley
  • Spend time at the shore of Gokyo Lakes and hike to Gokyo Ri to relish beautiful scenery
  • Witness close views of the Himalayan mountains
 
"Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek is a passport to the freedom of mountains. An adventurous yet soothing venture in the Himalayas amidst high mountains, verdant forests, remote villages, rushing streams, and a thriving Himalayan community."- Scenic Nepal Treks
It's just so beautiful and soothing, the perfect phrase to describe Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek. Trekking in the Everest region is no bet a bucket list thing that travelers aspire to do at least once in their lifetime. And here we are offering a great alternative to the famous Everest Base Camp Trek by combining Gokyo Lakes in the journey. Not only it makes the journey even more adventurous, but also offers a different perspective of the Khumbu region.
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek explores the picturesque mountain villages, the thriving Himalayan cultural heritage, ancient monasteries, breath-taking panoramas, and intriguing myths & legends along the route. With the many ascents and descents throughout the Gokyo Lake trek, you will be passing by lush forests of rhododendron, crossing several old suspension bridges and lovely waterfalls.
This amazing trek in the Himalayas takes you to the lap of Mt. Everest, Everest Base Camp, at 5,364 meters above sea level. You will get to see stunning glaciers, tempting close views of the Himalayan mountains, and scenery, unlike any other place. The Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek further ascend to Kala Patthar (5,644 m), a popular viewpoint, before turning towards the Gokyo Lakes (4,700–5,000 m), located 13.2 km away from EBC.
Gokyo Lake is the highest freshwater lake system comprising six lakes. But before you reach the Gokyo Valley, you have to cross the challenging Cho La Pass (5,420 m). As it is said, the best views come after the toughest walks. The gorgeous turquoise color of the Gokyo lake with gigantic white snow-clustered mountains in the backdrop is nothing less than paradise. Apart from the views, the humble and heart-warming welcome of the locals is something to look forward to during the Gokyo Lake Trekking.
Mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Baruntse, and numerous others decorate the entire trail. Trust us, these mountains will make you feel protected by their mighty presence. You will not feel lonely, rather a very strong sense of home will cover your heart and soul.
Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek are for experienced trekkers who want to explore hidden corners of the Everest region. We have opened our booking for Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek 2022/2023. To know more about Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek Nepal, you can contact us anytime.
Check out our other adventurous trekking packages in the Everest region- Three High Passes Trek, Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek, and Island Peak & EBC Trek.

Itinerary

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Our airport representative will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. After a short welcome gesture and completing the visa process, he will take you to the hotel. You will have the remaining day free. Explore around the hotel and later join a small pre-trek briefing session.

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsNone
  • Maximum Altitude(1,350m/4,428ft)

The day begins early in the morning, and you will take a short 35 minutes flight to Lukla airport. Lukla is the starting point of the trek and the gateway of the Everest region. The views during the flight will be fantastic.

From Lukla, the trail moves towards Phakding village. As Lukla is at a high altitude, you will spend the night in Phakding village. The trail to Phakding descends through lush forests alongside the Dudh Koshi river.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(2,651m/8,700ft)

The trail from Phakding continues along the northern bank of the Dudh Koshi river. You will pass by small villages and verdant forests. The trail crosses many streams and thrilling suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river.

After registering the trekking permit at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, you will begin walking inside the park. The trail follows a steep path and ascends to Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar will welcome you with the first view of Mt. Everest and many other stunning snow-capped mountains.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,438m/11,280 ft)

It is a rest day in Namche Bazar, the tourist hub of the Khumbu region. Acclimatization is essential to keep you going and at the same time allow you to explore the culture and lifestyle of the locals closely along the route. Today, you will visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. Likewise, you will also go on a half-day hike to Everest View Hotel. This hotel is famous for the spectacular views of Everest and other mountains like Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, etc. 

 

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,438m/11,280 ft)

From Namche Bazar, the trail gradually climbs to Tengboche village through lush forests of rhododendron. It is going to be a scenic walk. There are a handful of ascends and descends along the route. Likewise, beautiful landscapes and outstanding views of Mt. Ama Dablam make the walk pleasant. In this village, you will visit the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, the Tengboche monastery.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,874m/12,709 ft)

Begin trekking following the Imja Khola and ascend along with the fields of potato. The trail goes through Pangboche village and other settlement areas before reaching Dingboche. You will be following a beautiful route that offers spectacular views of Ama Dablam and other mountains.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4,400m/ 14,435 ft)

Another rest day at Dingboche to allow your body to acclimatize before gaining further elevation. You have the option to explore the village and go on short hikes around it. You can visit the base of Nangkar Tshang Peak that offers a stunning view of Mt. Makalu. There are also optional hikes to Nagarjun Hill or Chukkung Valley.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4,400m/ 14,435 ft)

The trail gradually ascends to Pheriche and passes by alpine scrub. Further, the route goes through yak pasture and meadows. The views of snow-clustered mountains like Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Pumori will make the walk delightful. Lobuche is a small village situated on the bank of a river, facing Kongma La Pass.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4,910m/16,108 ft)

Today is a big day. You will finally touch the base of Mt. Everest. Leaving Lobuche behind, the trail ascends to Gorak Shep. The route will be rugged and rocky, therefore walk carefully. Likewise, you will walk along the lateral moraine of Khumbu Icefall before reaching the Everest Base Camp. After taking some pictures and admiring the base camp, you will descend to Gorak Shep to spend the night. 

 

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(5,364m/ 17,598ft)

It's time to move towards the more challenging part of the trek, but before that, we will hike to Kala Patthar to enjoy gorgeous sunrises and 360-degree views of Everest. You will begin walking towards this famous viewpoint early in the morning, following a rugged trail. Later, the trail descends to Dzongla, passing by Gorak Shep and Lobuche.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4,858m/ 15939 ft)

Another big day as you will cross the challenging Cho La Pass. From Dzongla, the trail ascends to the foot of the pass. Further, you will walk on a steep path covered with loose boulders to the top of the pass. From the top, the views are breathtaking and will make you forget all the pain reaching here. Relish the view and continue trekking towards Thangnak village to spend the night.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4,800 m/15,744 ft)

The trail that leads to the Gokyo village is relatively easy and allows you to relax. Following a winding route, you will walk on a glacial path that passes by small beautiful lakes. The trail progresses to the third lake called Dudh Pokhari, where the Gokyo village is located. Later in the day, you can walk to the gorgeous Gokyo Lake and enjoy an excellent view of Mt. Cho Oyu.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4,800 m/15,744 ft)

Wake up early and get ready to hike to Gokyo Ri. From here, you can see jaw-dropping views of Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and other mountains. Similarly, the views of glacial moraines and snow-covered areas are fantastic too. Gokyo Ri is considered one of the best places to enjoy the beauty of the Everest region. Later, the trail descends to Dole, passing by Machhermo village.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4038m/13,248ft)

The trail back to Namche Bazar is the same as before, however, the views are different. You will be ascending and descending through small remote villages and dense forests.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,438m/11,280 ft)

It is the last day of the trek. You will trek back to Lukla. Of course, the feeling will not be the same. The pride of completing the journey and once-in-a-lifetime experience will leave you in awe. We are sure you will not want to go back to the modern bustle after this trip. Anyways, the trail steeply descends through verdant forests, crossing many bridges and settlement areas.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(2800m/ 9,186ft)

Early in the morning, fly back to Kathmandu. The flight offers the last views of the Himalayas. Upon landing at the airport, we will transfer you to the hotel. Spend the evening strolling on the lively streets of Thamel and enjoy window shopping. In the late evening, our team will greet you with a farewell dinner.

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude(1,350m/4,428ft)

It is your last day in Kathmandu. We hope you enjoy your time with us in the Himalayas. Our airport representative will escort you to the airport as per your flight departure time. He will bid you our last goodbye.

  • Accommodation None
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude(1,350m/4,428ft)
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What’s Included

Included

  • All transfers by Private Car/Van/bus
  • 2 Nights Good Twin sharing Accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast 
  • Tea-house Lodge during the Trekking
  • Experience, Government Licensed English-speaking Sherpa Guide
  • Domestic Airfare/ Ktm-Luckla-Ktm. Airport Tax
  • All your 3 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) each day during Trek 
  • All Necessary Permits including National Park fees 
  • Sleeping bag and Duffel Bag ( You need to return ) 
  • Trekking Maps and Certificate
  • Staff insurance, medication, and equipment,
  • Normal First Aid Kit  ( Medicine are recommended to have your own)
  • Welcome Dinner or Farewell Dinner.
  • All Govt. and Local Taxes

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Your Travel / Trekking Insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fees. 
  • Porter to carry your Bags ( US$ 299 for a porter, can be shared by 2 people) 
  • Bottled drinks on trek (cold and alcoholic) and Hot Drinks
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Additional food or drink on a trek in addition to three standard meals
  • Personal expenses, Emergency Expenses, road blocked, snakes, desert.etc
  • Phone charging, Hot Shower, Wifi during trek. 
  • Special region permit and liaison officer fees (where applicable)
  • Tips for Guide and Porters 
  • Which is not mentions in Cost Included Section.

Dates & Price

Dates StatusPrice 
Start DateStart: December 09, 2021End DateEnd: December 25, 2021StatusLimitedPriceUS$1350
Start DateStart: December 14, 2021End DateEnd: December 30, 2021StatusLimitedPriceUS$1350
Start DateStart: December 15, 2021End DateEnd: December 31, 2021StatusAvailablePriceUS$1350
Start DateStart: December 22, 2021End DateEnd: January 07, 2022StatusGuaranteedPriceUS$1350
Start DateStart: December 30, 2021End DateEnd: January 15, 2022StatusLimitedPriceUS$1350

Useful Info

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek difficulty

The Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek is a quite challenging trek in the Everest region. The isolation of the region, long-distance, high elevation, steep ascents and descents, and rocky paths make Gokyo Lake trek more difficult than the Everest Base Camp Trek.

EBC Trek itself is a demanding trek, and the Gokyo Lake trek route adds furthermore adventure and challenge to the venture. The trail is off-the-beaten and involves 9 to 10 km of walk every day. It means 6 to 7 hours of walking daily. Therefore, the physical fitness of the trekker does matter a lot. Also, the walking hours may vary from one individual to another as per their walking speed. 

Trekking in the Himalayas is different from trekking anywhere else. Even for experienced trekkers, it can get difficult. Along with good physical fitness, stamina and endurance are equally important. You will be exploring the part of the world that barely has any modern infrastructure. The accommodation and food option gets very basic with the increase in elevation. No internet or communication service most of the time. 

So you see, resilience and determination are key to keeping yourself going. And the serene Himalayan landscape keeps fuelling you to move further. We recommend you to have 2 to 3 months of trek preparation time. 

Build up your stamina, increase core body strength, and get used to long walking hours with a backpack. Cycling, swimming, running, and hiking are good ways to prepare for the trek. Likewise, you can also go to the gym and work on cardiovascular exercise.

Acclimatization and Altitude Sickness

To enjoy the trek to its fullest, you have to rest and acclimatize along the way. We will take breaks at places from where the views are stunning. To maintain the balance between walking long hours daily and also offering time to admire and soak the beauty of nature along the route, we have added ample acclimatization days in our Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek itinerary.
Acclimatization is essential to avoid altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS) that trekkers usually face during the high-altitude journey. It is not something you should take lightly. Immediate attention is necessary to subside the symptoms to further improve.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite and insomnia
  • Headache
Your safety is our priority during the trek. Our trek guides are trained to keep you safe on the trail. They hold first-aid, remote survival, rock climbing, and many other certifications, which make them very reliable trekking partners.
At the same time, our guides are natives and experienced trekkers who have mapped almost all trekking trails in the Himalayas and lead many groups successfully. So, we can guarantee you a safe and sound venture in the Himalayas with us.

Preventive measures of altitude sickness

  • If the symptoms get serious, then descend to the lower altitude immediately. Our guide will keep checking on you and decide whether you can continue trekking further or not. You are obliged to accept his decision as he is responsible for your and the group's safety.
  • Acclimatization is important, therefore do check the itinerary and make sure there are enough rest days.
  • Keep yourself hydrated. Drink at least 2 liters of water and other fluids like soup, tea, etc. Do not drink alcoholic drinks or smoke.
  • Eat a balanced diet. Dal Bhat is the most nutritious and filling option you will find on the menu, so do include it in at least one meal.

Gokyo Lake Trek Solo/Private/Group

We never recommend trekking alone in the Himalayas to anyone. It's not safe. However, we offer a private trek option to travelers who want to do the Gokyo Lake trek solo. You will get accompanied by a guide and a porter to keep your company and make the trek comfortable.
Likewise, you can trek in a group with your friends and family or join one of our departure dates that will allow you to trek with travelers from different parts of the world. The perk of trekking in-group is sharing happy moments, making new friends, and of course, the low package cost.
Feel free to contact us anytime if you want to have a private trek or group trek with us.

Best time to go on Gokyo Lake Trek

Weather will either make or break your trekking experience in the Himalayas. Therefore, choosing the right time to trek is crucial too. The best time of the year to go on Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek is from March to April in spring and October to November in autumn.
 
Spring and autumn have the most stable weather, moderate climate, and clear views. The sky remains crystal clear from dusk till dawn, and the views are heavenly. Some trekkers also trek in winter and summer/monsoon, the off-seasons.

Spring and Autumn

These two seasons are perfect to trek in the Himalayas. Breath-taking views, warm daytime, colorful flowers, and a moderate climate makes the journey delightful. The temperature ranges from 18°C to -12°C in spring and 20°C to -5°C in autumn. Travelers from all around the world hit the trail. The nights and mornings are considerably chilly so prepare nicely.

Winter

January to February is the coldest time of the year in the Himalayas. Heavy snowfall covers the entire region, and it's very cold up there. Most of the lodges at higher elevations get closed, and locals drop down to lower altitudes to spend the winter. Likewise, the trail also gets blocked, and there are always high chances of avalanches. The daytime is warm, and the views are pretty clear and stunning. The temperature ranges from 15°C to -15°C and below.

Gokyo Lake Trek permit

To go on Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek, you have to get two permits. One is Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit, and the second is Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit.
You can get Sagarmatha National Park Permit in Kathmandu at Nepal Tourism Board Office or in Monjo.
Sagarmatha National Park Permit costs: NRS 3000 per person (approx. US$ 27)
The Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit is available in Lukla or Monjo.
Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit cost: NRS 2000 per person (approx. US$ 18)
*Note: If you are trekking with us, then we will arrange all the permits for you in advance, and the permit costs are covered in the package cost.

Accommodation

During the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek, you will stay overnight in lodges. We will book the best possible lodges for you along the route. The rooms will come with an attached washroom. You can choose between a twin-sharing room and a single room. The villages at the lower elevation have luxury lodges too.
The rooms will be basic with a few pieces of furniture. We highly recommend you to carry a warm sleeping bag with you to spend cold nights. The dining area is like a common room, where you can enjoy the fireplace and spend some time with your friends.
In Kathmandu, you will stay overnight in a three-star hotel as per the itinerary. If you are arriving early or departing late than the confirmed itinerary, then all the extra expenses have to be covered by yourself.

Food during the trek

Look, you will be traveling in a remote area where there is no proper access to roadways, which makes everything scarce and expensive. Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazar, and Tengboche have many food options compared to villages at a further higher elevation.
Our Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek package include three meals during the trek- Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
The breakfast menu usually consists of french toast with jam, butter, cheese, or honey. Likewise, you can also get hashed browns, eggs, pancakes, oatmeal, muesli, porridge, Tibetan bread, soup, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, and other bakery items.
 
Similarly, lunch and dinner look something like this- Dal Bhat, veggies, meat, Tibetan bread with various soups, stews, steaks, sandwiches, Momo, pasta, tenduk, noodles, thukpa, pizza, dessert, etc.

Trek Responsibly

One of our company's core values is to make sure that our ventures do not harm nature in any way. Over the years, we have learned and applied numerous measures to keep our treks and tours in nature eco-friendly. We are doing everything we can from our side, but we also believe that the equal participation of the travelers is significant too to protect the environment.
 
Below are the few things you can do from your side as a responsible traveler:
  • Carry trash bags and collect your waste instead of throwing it randomly on the trail. Our team will help you decompose it properly at the appropriate place.
  • Use sustainable products as much as you can.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle.
  • Give back to the local community by purchasing souvenirs.
  • Respect locals and their culture.

Travel Insurance

Gokyo Lake trekking Nepal is a high-altitude trek that involves potential unseen climate changes and events that may need travel insurance. As the trip grade is challenging, travel insurance is necessary to book the trip.
 
To confirm the booking, the trekkers have to provide us with a copy of the travel insurance certificate. And the travel insurance must cover helicopter rescue (up to 6000 meters) and medical bills. We have all the right to deny the booking in case of the absence of proper travel insurance.
 
*Note: Do call and double-check with the insurance company whether their travel insurance covers helicopter rescue and evacuation up to 6000 meters or not.

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake Trek Safety

Scenic Nepal Treks guarantee the safety and security of our dear guests. We have high satisfaction rates and a well-designed protocol that ensures the safety of the travelers and crew members on the trail. Before the beginning of the trek, our representative will guide you through the preparation and packing.
 
We will make sure you are well-prepared for the trek. All the gears and essentials are double-checked. Likewise, the team leader will brief you about the route and difficulties beforehand to mentally prepare you. In case of any emergency during the trek, our guide will assist you.

Last Minute Booking for Gokyo Lakes Trek

Try booking the trip at least a couple of months ago and have some preparation time on hand for Gokyo Lake Trekking. In case you need to book the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek at the last minute, then we offer a special provision for that.
 
You have to pay 100% of the package cost within 24 hours of confirmation of the trip from us. We will do our best to arrange everything at the last minute, but there can be delays due to weather, availability of lodging, etc. And, the company is not responsible for a situation that is beyond our control.

Travel Tips (electricity, internet, ATM, luggage, tipping, personal expenses)

  • You may not get electricity all the time to charge your devices, therefore do carry extra batteries or a solar charger with you. Most of the places have charging stations where you can charge your device, but they may charge a few extra bucks.
  • WiFi or cellular data may not be stable all the time. You can get WiFi services in villages like Lukla, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, etc, but the connection is not reliable all the time.
  • There is no ATM above Namche Bazar, so withdraw enough cash to use it during the trek.
  • A porter will be carrying your duffel bag during the trek. Each trekker has a weight limit of 10 kgs.
  • If you are pleased with the service provided by our crew members, you can tip them. If you are confused about how much to tip, then this guide will give you an idea. USD 100 to trek guide/porter, USD 5 to tour guide, and USD 2 to the driver by each member of the group.
  • All other expenses out of the itinerary are not covered in the package cost. It includes snacks, drinks, shopping, tipping, etc.

General Trekking Checklist:

This given Equipment is a general guide to the things that you may bring during trekking. Your trekking equipment list will be depending on the trekking Region and season that you are going to do. However, these are the most useful list that most of the trek and season you need to bring. We Scenic Nepal Treks recommend you to this bring Equipment as given:

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

Head

  • Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Hands

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

Feet

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, “broken-in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version

Sleeping

  • 1 sleeping bag (Scenic Nepal Treks will provide you)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)

Rucksack and Travel Bags

  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag  ( Scenic Nepal Treks will Provide you if you are having Porter) 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are respiratory depressants.
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Toiletries

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial handwash

FAQs

Q1. What is the best season to do Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base camp trek can be done at any month of the year. However, we highly recommend you to do a trek between September and May.  Generally, from June onwards until the end of August it’s Monsoon season with lots of rain showers and unpredictable weather. 

Well, your meals and accommodation are already included in your program. However, there are certain things you need to pay for such as Drinks, Wifi, Hot Shower, Electronic Devices charging, etc. From our previous experience with our hikers, you may be spending US$ 15 to US$ 20 Per day but depending on your expenses. You better carry Nepalese Ruppess along the trail. You can exchange in Kathmandu. 

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a journey of a lifetime. The trip is physical but you have to be mentally prepared. You do not need to have Special training or Qualified but make sure you are able to walk 5 to 6 hours each day. We suggest you do regular Exercise and hiking before you come to Nepal for few weeks.  

In general, it is 11 Days total hiking from Lukla to Lukla including 2 Rest days during the trip. (8 Days going and 3 Days coming down.) There is a daily flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. So the total days of the trip from Kathmandu to Kathmandu are 12 Days. We have offer you Everest Base Camp -14 Days trip package from your arrival til departure. 

It is remarked as a moderate trek which is not very difficult and not also easy. The trail goes slightly up which is easier compare to Annapurna Base Camp. 

No, there is no age limit but you should be physically healthy, fit, and able to trek.

  • Few tips to avoid altitude sickness.
  • No Cigarette or alcohol while going up.
  • Walk slowly.
  • Drink 4 Ltrs water per day.
  • Do not skip acclimatization day.
  • Do not take Diamox before you feel something.

Actually, nobody knows who may get altitude Sick because altitude sickness is very unpredictable. Sometimes our Local Guides and Porter also get suffered from it. Let’s say 95% of trekkers do this Everest Base Camp Trek successfully.

It is about 8 to 10 minutes flight. Sometimes flights may be delayed due to weather. 

Lukla Flight allows you only 15 kg including your hand carry. So please you can leave all unnecessary kinds of stuff in Kathmandu which you do not need during trekking. The hotel has a store Room. 

It depends on which month you are doing this trek. If you are doing it in winter can be less than -15C outside at night. Daytime is warm while walking. In general from September to January and March until June is the best time to do this hike. 

Yes, there is Wi-Fi but not as strong as in the city. You will need to pay extra, USD 3-5 will be charged per device for unlimited use.

Yes, you can charge your phones and other gadgets at the tea houses with charges ranging from USD3- USD 5 per device. Normally the charging point is located at the tea house’s reception counter.

You will have a basic Lodge which is also known as Tea Houses. You will get a private twin sharing room throughout the trek but sometimes at Gorakshep, our last destination can be crowded during peak season. So with limited Tea Houses, it might be chances to share rooms with the others. However, rest assured that we will try our best to provide our clients with the best option. 

No, you will not have a heating system in your room. However, the fireplace is available in the common dining area.

Yes, you need to have good Insurance for trekking. You can buy in your own Country. Please make sure your Insurance Covers Emergency Evacuation and Hospital. A credit card or sufficient cash (approximately USD 3000 - 5000) is required for any emergency evacuation by the Helicopter should the insurance company fails to arrange the Helicopter.

Yes, we encourage you to bring your own medicine from home like the ones we provide might be different which might not be suitable for you.

General headaches and coughs are very common in the mountain. But if you feel very sick then you have to stop to ascend and proceed to make your way down to lower altitude. The representative of Scenic Nepal Treks will be kept in touch with your guide for the entire trip. 

Yes, it is important to have acclimatizaon day during the trek. This is to allow your body to adapt to the rising altitude. 2 Days is sufficient for a 12 Days Everest Base Camp trek.

No laundry service during the trek. You may do your laundry at Kathmandu after the trek.

You can refill your water at the Lodge or restaurant. It is very safe to drink. Optionally you can also have tap water with purification tablets.  Refilling water will cost you about US$ 2 to US$ 5.

Tipping is not compulsory, but they do expect it from you.  You can give them whatever amount that you feel comfortable with the quality of services they had provided throughout the trek. They sure will be enlightened with the token of appreciation from you.

You will have western-style sharing toilets at 80 % of the places. You will have a private twin sharing Room which you will be using with your/Group partner. Please expect a very basic Room with 2 beds.

Yes! You can have western meals during the trek. Scenic Nepal Treks will provide you 3 meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and you can choose by menu. All the Tea house/Lodge offers you Western, Indian, and Nepalese Dishes. However Nepalese Dalbaht ( Rice & Curry) is the best. 

If you have limited time, the EBC trek can be shortened to 10 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. However, if you would like to take a helicopter down which can make your trip within 9 days from Kathmandu. It is highly recommended to have 14 Days Everest Base Camp trip if you are able to make it.

Everest Base Camp is located at 5,360 meters. However, for those who wish to set their foot on Kalapthhar, you will be reaching 5,500 meters and that will be the highest point for you with the best view of Mount Everest. Please do take note that you will not be able to see Mt Everest from Everest Base Camp.

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4 people - 6 peopleUS$ 1,287
7 people - 9 peopleUS$ 1,236
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