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Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes- 15 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes- 15 Days
Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Everest Treks
Accomodation Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
Region Everest Region
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration 15 Days
Max. Altitude 5,555m at Kalapatthar
Meals Included All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
Group size 2-30
Nature of Trek Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Trip Code DWTTK012
Activity Per Day Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
Transportation Domestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM) and private vehicle (Transportation)
Grade Challenging

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes takes place in the Khumbu region, providing you a chance to look into nature's most well-kept secrets - including Gokyo Lakes, Cho La Pass, Gokyo Ri Viewpoint, and Khumbu Icefall. You will also get to experience some of the world's highest mountains - Everest, Pumori, Lhotse, Cho You, and Nuptse; highland flora, fauna, and human settlements.

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes Highlights

  • Scenic 40-minute flight to Lukla
  • Namche Bazaar - the Sherpa Capital
  • Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Impressive view of Khumbu Ice Fall
  • Amazing views from Gokyo Ri ((5,357m / 17,575ft)
  • Hidden Gokyo valley, Gokyo Lake, and Cho La Pass (5,420m)
  • Prayer wheels, colorful flags, Mani stones, high suspension bridges
  • World’s highest altitude airport
  • Everest Base Camp (5,364m)
  • Stunning views of peaks over 8000m including Mt. Everest (8,848m)
  • Edmund Hillary funded schools and hospitals

Benefits of Everest Base Camp Trek with Discovery World Trekking

  • Easy booking and reservation system
  • Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom) and online trip briefing
  • 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9840055491
  • Easy payment system. 
  • Free airport arrival/departure transfer to/from the hotel on a private vehicle
  • Oximeter for blood oxygen monitoring at high altitudes to detect altitude sickness early & other medical kits
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.
  • Duffle bag for porters
  • Free excess luggage storing at Discovery World Trekking store during the trek

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes is a fascinating, adventurous trek that does not follow the classic Everest Base Camp trails. The trek is quite challenging and circular so that you do not need to return through the same path. 

Since this particular trek does not follow the usual route to the Everest Base Camp, it is quiet and serene, allowing you to enjoy nature unhindered. 

Though the trek starts from Lukla to Namche Bazaar just as in the case of classical Everest Base Camp trek, from Namche Bazaar, the path diverges. Instead of heading to Syangboche, it turns towards two small towns - Dole and Machhermo, ultimately leading to Gokyo Lakes in the northwest.

But before reaching Dole, you will walk over to Mong La Pass (3957m / 12982ft), which provides you the chance to catch spectacular views of Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Khumbila. The path progresses through pine and rhododendron forests.

After spending the night at Dole Town, the next day, we will be heading to Machhermo. The way is quite gentle, and on the way, we get to enjoy the majestic views of Mt. Cho Oyu - the fifth tallest mountain in the world. Macchermo is a pasture and summer village for Sherpas that sits surrounded by snowy mountains.

The next day we will leave Machhermo and continue on our path to reach Gokyo lake. Altogether there are five lakes, and these lakes are partially frozen even in March or April. Gokyo Lakes also hosts golden Brahminy ducks adding beauty to an already fabulous place.

There is also a village in Gokyo Valley, and as you head up, you come across Gokyo Ri - one of the most famous viewpoints in the region. For the best views, you need to get to the Gokyo Ri early in the morning to catch the dawn.

We have allocated the seventh day as an acclimatization day, as we will have ascended a remarkable height. Moreover, the Gokyo Valley looks stunning, and you need more than one day to enjoy the scenery and explore this peaceful area.

On our eighth day, we will be heading to Thangnak, and we have to cover a distance of 3.7 kilometers. The path is rocky, uneven and you will be passing through several ups and downs. As you head further, you will pass through the Ngozumpa Glacier and several yak pastures. We will eventually arrive at Thangnak, where we will stay for the night.
Early next morning, we will leave Thangnak and head towards Cho La Pass. This pass connects the Gokyo region with the Everest Base Camp route. A portion of this trail requires you to walk on the glacier itself! By reaching Cho La Pass, you will have acquired more than 2000-ft elevation, but then the way to our destination for the day Dzongla is downhill so, easier.
The next trek begins from Dzongla, with Lobuche as the day's destination. The journey is easy, and it leaves behind remote parts of the trek, rejoining with the main Everest Base Camp route. The Khumbu Glacier accompanies us alongside the undulating trails for a while. Our paths will also take us to a memorial constructed to honor those who succumbed to this harsh terrain.   

The eleventh day will be special because, on this day, you will set your foot on Everest Base Camp, but to reach EBC, you need to trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep through the Khumbu Glacier lateral moraine.  When we reach Gorak Shep, we will leave our belongings at a lodge and climb to the Everest Base Camp. This is probably the nearest you will get to the world's highest peak - Mt. Everest - assuming that you will not climb to the Everest Peak.

Reaching Everest Base Camp is a remarkable achievement as it requires strong physical and mental effort. The whole experience you gained by coming this far will probably change you as you become more determined and ambitious. 

We will spend some of the most memorable moments at the Everest Base Camp, then descend to Gorak Shep to spend our night. However, you will get another chance to see the glorious Mt. Everest the following morning. You will wake up early in the morning at Gorak Shep and head to Kala Patthar viewpoint to witness the early sun rays hitting on Mt. Everest and other Himalaya peaks.

The scenery looks surreal, and it transports you to a whole new world. It is a perfect place to click as many pictures as you want.

After spending time on Kala Patthar, we descend to Gorak Shep, have breakfast, and head to Pheriche. As you will be losing elevation, the path is substantially easy, and the trek should last about five hours. We will spend the night at Pheriche, itself.

We leave Pheriche the following morning and head to Namche Bazaar. Though Namche Bazaar has a lower elevation still, the trail is not direct, and you need to pass through several ups and downs. This marks the second last day on the treks, and you get to enjoy the last views of Mt Everest. We will spend the night at Namche Bazaar.

On our fourteenth day, we wake up at Namche Bazaar and hike to Lukla. The path covers a lot of distance, almost 14 km. Mostly, you will be walking through Dudh Koshi River Valley, crossing several suspension bridges and high-altitude forests. We will be resting at Lukla for the night. It will probably be your last night in the Khumbu region.

If everything goes as planned, on our fifteenth day, after breakfast, we will board the plane for Kathmandu. We hope your flight will be comfortable, and you will be ruminating on the best memories you created in the trek.

We recommend all our valuable guests to arrive before 3 pm - a day before the trip departure date - in Kathmandu so that you do not miss the trip briefing, which gives you time to check your equipment, know the trip details, and current weather conditions. We also recommend you to allocate one or two days extra for the trip, in case, flights from Kathmandu to Lukla or from Lukla to Kathmandu get delayed due to bad weather.

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Flight from Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593ft) to Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft). Trek to Phakding ( 2650m / 8562ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 6.2km / 3.8miles
    Flight Hours 40 minutes
    Highest Altitude 2,850m / 9,350ft
    Trek Duration 3 hours

    Our journey to Everest Base Camp starts from a scenic flight to Lukla. After landing at the Tenzing Hillary Airport, we collect ourselves and start trekking. Since this is our first day on the trek, the trek will be short, and it will also give us time to acclimatize. The path will take us through Chaurikharka Village and down to Dudhkoshi and then to Phakding, the destination for the day. We will use our extra time exploring places in Phakding - Rimishung Monastery in particular.   

    • Overnight stay at Khumbu Travel Lodge, room with attached bathroom
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  2. day 2

    Trek from Phakding (2,650m /8,562ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 7.4km / 4.6miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m / 11,285ft
    Trek Duration 6 hours

    We'll continue moving north along the banks of Dudh Koshi River that opens up majestic views of snow-capped peaks all around. There are several suspension bridges to cross- including the famous - Hillary Suspension Bridge.

    As you move ahead, you will reach Sagarmatha National Park, where we will register our permits and climb up through the dense forest from where we can see the first views of Mt. Everest. However, we will continue trekking until we reach Namche Bazaar. 

    • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House, room with attached bathroom
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day 3

    Rest day and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

    This will be our first day entirely allocated for acclimatization and packed with possibilities for various activities. Namche Bazaar hosts numerous cafes, restaurants, and hotels connected with wifi, souvenirs, and gear shops.

    There are several other options - such as visiting Sagarmatha National Park Visitor Center, traditional Sherpa settlements, Hillary School, yak farms, and Buddhist monasteries.

    • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House, room with attached bathroom
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day 4

    Trek from Namche (3,440m / 11,285ft) to Dole (4,200m / 13,270ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 11km / 6.8miles
    Highest Altitude 4,200m / 13,270ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    After acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, we will trek towards Dole. This is where our path separates from the classic Everest Base Camp hike. Classic EBC trek continues towards Tengboche instead of Dole.  

    The path to Dole is rocky and has many ups and downs. After about two hours of trek, we will reach Mong La Pass(3957m / 12982ft).

    From here, we can get amazing views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m / 22,349ft) and Mt. Khumbila (5,761m / 18,901ft). As we move forward, our trail takes us downhill through forests full of pine and rhododendron and then at Phortse Tenga, a riverside village. However, we will move ahead until we reach our destination for the day at Dole.

    • Overnight stay at Alpine Cottage Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Trek from Dole (4,200m / 13,270ft) to Machhermo (4,470m / 14,450ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 7km / 4.3miles
    Highest Altitude 4,470m / 14,450ft
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    We leave Dole and climb higher, which takes us to beautiful meadows that serve as yak pastures, and alongside, you will see several shrines and prayer flags. During the summer months, these pastures are green, and you can see yaks grazing. But, during winter, the area is barren, and even the locals move down to avoid harsh winter.

    As you look ahead, you can see the stunning Mt. Cho Oyu, the fifth tallest mountain in the world. The trail then leads us to Lapahrma village and then Luja before finally reaching our destination Machhermo

    • Overnight stay at Yeti Home
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Trek from Machhermo (4,470m / 14,450ft) to Gokyo (4,790m / 15,584ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 5.7km / 3.5miles
    Highest Altitude 4,790m / 15,584ft
    Trek Duration 4 hrs

    Today will be the Gokyo Lakes sightseeing day. After an hour trek, we will be crossing the elevated grazing lands and reach Phanga. In this region, you can see the memorials of people who lost their lives during the landslides.

    As our journey elevates, the paths become narrower, and you will reach the outlet of the first Gokyo Lake, which also happens to be the smallest among the five major Gokyo lakes. The Gokyo village itself lies a short walk ahead from the third Gokyo lake, and it is one of the highest settlements in Nepal. In the middle of the Gokyo Valley, you will be able to see an uphill, which is the famous Gokyo Ri viewpoint. 

    • Overnight stay at Thanka inn
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day 7

    Rest day to acclimatize at Gokyo. Gokyo Ri viewpoint (5,400m / 17,814ft )

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 1.5km / 0.9miles
    Highest Altitude 5,400m / 17,814ft
    Trek Duration 1 & ½ hrs

    The seventh day is scheduled for acclimatization day at Gokyo, and this day, we will explore the Gokyo valley. However, we'll not miss stepping at the famous viewpoint of Gokyo RI (5,430m/17,519ft).  From here, you can see four among the six highest mountains of the world - Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,485m), and Cho Oyu (8,188m). We will also be visiting other Gokyo lakes. 

    • Overnight stay at Thanka Inn
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  8. day 8

    Trek from Gokyo (4,790m / 15,584ft) to Thangnak (4,700m / 15,400ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 3.7 km / 2.3miles
    Highest Altitude 4,790m / 15,584ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    After acclimatizing for a day at Gokyo village, we continue our trek, and the destination for this day is Thangnak. On our way, we will be passing Ngozumpa Glacier. The path itself is full of ups and downs, but it is a shorter trek and you will not be gaining any height. 

    Thangnak village sits by the side of Ngozumpa Glacier in a serene setting and lies in a perfect place helping trekkers to reach Cho-La high pass (5,330m).

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Khumbila
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  9. day 9

    Trek from Thangnak (4,700m / 15,400ft) to Dzongla (4,855m / 15,930ft) via Cho La Pass (5420m / 17,783ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 16km / 9.9miles
    Highest Altitude 5420m / 17,783ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    After spending the night at Thangnak, we will be hiking over the rocky trails and the glacial moraines to the top of the Cho La Pass in the very early morning. After a couple of hours of trek, we will step on the top of Cho La Pass, which will reward us with the magnificent views of Cho La Lake and Mt. Cholatse (6,440m).

    As we head downhill, the trail becomes icy and slippery. The scenes you get to enjoy from this trek are very pleasant. We will reach our destination for that day - Dzongla - after trekking for about seven hours. It is quite a long trek. 

    • Overnight stay at Maison Sherpa Hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  10. day 10

    Trek from Dzongla (4,855m / 15,930ft) to Lobuche (4,910m / 16,175ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.36km / 5.2miles
    Highest Altitude 4,910m / 16,175ft
    Trek Duration 4 hrs

    On our tenth day, we will leave Dzongla, following the moraine, and descend along with Chola Lake. Then we follow the Khumbu Glacier. On our way, we can see the memorial statues of the climbers, who passed away in this region.

    Unlike the previous day, the hike to Lobuche should be pleasurable, and before reaching Lobuche, we will be following Imja Khola. And sure enough, we will reach our destination for that day - Lobuche - after trekking for about four hours. By reaching Lobuche, we have rejoined the classic Everest Base Camp trek trail.

    • Overnight stay at Mother Earth House
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  11. day 11

    Trek from Lobuche (4,930m / 16,175ft) to Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,598ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5,185m / 17,010ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15km / 9.32miles
    Highest Altitude 5,364m / 17,598ft)
    Trek Duration 6-8 hours

    This will be a remarkable day for you, as this day you will be reaching the Everest Base Camp itself. However, the journey will start at Lobuche and elevate significantly as we approach Gorak Shep. Once we reach Gorak Shep, we will leave our belongings there and head up to the Everest Base Camp. 

    Once you reach Everest Base Camp (EBC), you will feel a sense of achievement - like the fruition of your efforts. Reaching EBC requires consistent physical effort and lots of determination, so in a way, the journey to EBC will transform you into a better person. The views from EBC are incredible, and you will get a chance to enjoy the views of Khumbu Glacier. We suggest you to click as many pictures as you can as they will serve you as a memento for the rest of your life 

    After enjoying the views from EBC, we will trek down to Gorak Shep and spend our night there but rest assured that another remarkable day will still be awaiting you.

    • Overnight stay at Buddha Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  12. day 12

    Hike to Kala Patthar (5,555m / 18,208ft) viewpoint, trek to Gorak Shep and then to Pheriche (4,250m / 13,945ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.6km / 6 miles)
    Highest Altitude 5,555m / 18,208ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    We will wake up at Gorak Shep early in the morning and hike to Kala Patthar to catch the dawn breaking on the Everest Mountain. The sights you will be witnessing will be incomparable to anything that you might have ever seen. 

    After spending a while at the Kala Patthar viewpoint we will descend to Gorak Shep for breakfast and then rest for some time. Then we will head to Pheriche - the destination for the day. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Himalaya
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  13. day 13

    Trek from Pheriche(4,250m / 13,945ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 14.3km / 8.8miles
    Highest Altitude 4,250m / 13,945ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    This day we wake up at Pheriche and then head to Namche Bazaar. The trail will be leading us through forests where we might spot wildlife like pheasants, musk deer, mountain goats, etc.

    On the way, you will see numerous prayer flags and chortens, and this day provides you with the last chance to see Mt. Everest. As we trek further, we will reach Namche Bazaar, where we will be spending our night. 

    • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House, room with attached bathroom
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  14. day 14

    Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft) to Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 13.5km / 8.3miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m / 11,285ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    Just like, all good things must come to an end. This is your last day on the trekking trails. After breakfast, we will hike down a steep trail, cross the Hillary Suspension Bridge, and pass through several local villages. Most of our trek will take place in Dudh Koshi River Valley and its surroundings.

    Upon reaching Lukla, we will freshen up at our hotel and relax. It will most probably be your last night in the Khumbu region. You have succeeded against several odds. It is a moment worth celebrating.

    • Overnight stay at Comfort Inn, room with attached bathroom
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  15. day 15

    Fly back to Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593ft) from Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 40 minutes

    If everything goes according to the schedule, you will be flying back to Kathmandu in the early morning. The 40-minute flight back to Kathmandu will indeed be a relaxing one. The chances are you will be reflecting on your journey to Everest Base Camp and excited that you will soon be able to meet your loved ones back home. 

    On this day, Discovery World Trekking will arrange a farewell dinner for you in Kathmandu. 

    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)
What is included in the Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes trek package?
  • Domestic flight (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) tickets and departure taxes
  • Total 14 nights (Five nights - Lukla, Phakding and Namche (3 Nights), rooms with a private attached bathroom. Nine nights - standard room at Dole, Machhermo, Gokyo (2 Nights), Thangnak, Dzongla, Lobuche, Gorakshep, Pheriche
  • All standard meals (15 lunches, 14 dinners, and 15 breakfasts) during the trek
  • Experienced government licensed English speaking Discovery World Trekking trek leader (12 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers, 9 kg weight limit per trekker)
  • Costs of guides and porters, their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight, and necessary equipment
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operations in case of health emergencies (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - company's T-shirt & cap
  • Discovery World Trekking’s certificate of appreciation after the successful trek
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek
What is excluded from the trip?
  • International flight airfare
  • On-arrival visa fees at at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges on the trip (Limit is 9kg per Person)
  • All accommodations and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot (tea, coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays beyond our control. For example, landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in - What is included in the Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes trek package?

Gokyo Lakes Trek Map

Gokyo Lakes Trek map

Equipment list for Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes

We recommend you to carry only the basics during the trek. Please remember that we will assign a porter for two trekkers and the weight limit is 9 kg per trekker (18 kg max carrying limit for a porter). You have the option of buying equipment in Kathmandu itself. 


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries


  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes


  • Light weight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves


  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Light weight cotton pants
  • T- Shirt (bring Light weight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Water proof jacket and pants


  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in high altitude trekking)


  • Medium size drying towel
  • Tooth brush
  • Tooth paste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Bio degradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport size photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes Grade | Difficulty | Cost | Best Time

Receiving you at the Tribhuvan International Airport

Discovery World Trekking provides complimentary airport to hotel transfer on arrival and hotel to airport transfer during departure for all guests who have booked for the Everest Base Camp Trek via the Gokyo Lakes. 

Our representative will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport holding a pamphlet with your name on it. As a welcome gesture, they will present you with either a garland or a khada. 

Accommodation during Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes includes 14 nights lodge stays at the best possible accommodation in the Everest region.

We will be staying five nights - at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche (3 Nights) in rooms with a private attached bathroom and nine nights - in standard rooms at Dole, Machhermo, Gokyo (2 Nights), Thangnak, Dzongla, Lobuche, Gorakshep, Pheriche (twin sharing room).

Your stay in Kathmandu before or after the trek is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels fitting all budgets. You can simply choose one that suits you. 

Hot showers, Wi-Fi will be available during the trek but come with extra cost. 

Food during Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes

Since you will be trekking in some of the highest regions in the world, you will need lots of carbohydrates, proteins, and other minerals for food.

We will provide you with high-quality food suited for the trek. However, you will have fewer choices in comparison to meals you get in cities.

There will be 15 Breakfasts, 15 Lunch, and 14 Dinners will be provided in the trek.

Some of the popular menu items are -

Fifteen breakfasts - Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French Toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan Bread or Chapati, Local Tsampa Porridge, Hashed Brown Eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes, Muesli Breads, Fruits and Vegetables, Hot Drinks - varieties of Teas, Coffees, Hot Chocolates, etc.

Fifteen lunches - Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soup Items, Sherpa Stew Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (Dumplings) Macaroni Dishes, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable Curry, Potatoes, Salad, Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Dessert Items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie, etc), etc

Fourteen dinners -Dal (lentils), Bhat (Rice) & Tarkari (Curry), Tibetan Bread, Various Soup Items, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni Dishes, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable Curry, Potato Items, Vegetables, Salads, Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks, Papad, Prawn, Korean Raman, Dessert Items (Rice Pudding, Apple Pie), Steaks, etc.

The menu consists of local, Asian, and western cuisine, but it becomes shorter as we head up. 

Since we will be trekking at high altitudes, we recommend you to drink lots of liquids like green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup (must) along with fresh vegetables.

We do not recommend you to eat non-veg items in trekking regions as they may not be hygienic. Similarly, we advise you to avoid dairy items, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks, and hot chocolates.

This package does not cover (alcoholic, hot ( tea, coffee), and cold drinks) in tea houses/ lodges or cafes. Only standard meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner with seasonal fruits) are included in the package.

Best Time For Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes

Weather is the determining factor for successful treks to Everest Base Camp. Unfortunately, the weather predictions are not reliable, and weather changes fast at high altitudes.

But even then, trekking professionals, thrill-seekers, and locals travel to Everest Base Camp throughout the year. For most of us, the best season is spring or autumn, as at this time the sky is clear and you can get great views of mountain ranges. 

Discovery World Trekking conducts EBC treks throughout the year. 

Trekking becomes challenging during winter because of snow and rainfall during the Monsoon, but still, some trekkers find this exciting. 

January to February

This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. During this period, there is heavy snowfall in the mountain and can result in extremely cold temperatures. If you are allergic to colds, you should not be trekking during these months. However, if you decide to take on the challenge, DWT will conduct safe and secure treks. 

Temperature: 15°C to -15°C


March to April

This is one of the best seasons to hike in the Everest Base Camp as the weather is very favorable. You will be able to see stunning views of the Himalayan ranges and their glaciers. From March, the weather starts to warm up, all flora and fauna dormant throughout the winter come back to life. Temperatures start increasing from mid-March, and with clear skies, snow mountains look gorgeous. 

Temperature: 18 °C to -12 °C 


May to June

It is also a perfect time for trekking - right before the rainy season begins. Nepal starts its rainfall from the end of June till mid-August. The temperature during this season is quite warm, and the trek is more comfortable.

Temperature: 25°C to -5°C 


July to August

The rainfall season hits its peak during this period at altitudes below 3500 meters. Due to heavy rainfall, Luka- Kathmandu or Kathmandu - Lukla flights may get canceled, but trekkers still trek to Everest Base Camp in these months. Monsoon rain also provides spectacular views of the waterfall, and there are few trekkers on the trails. The trek is quite challenging but not impossible. If you choose to trek during these months, Discovery world trekking will conduct safe treks.

Temperature: 27°C to 5°C


September to October

It is also one of the perfect seasons for the EBC Trek, and a large number of trekkers visit EBC during these months. The monsoon gradually ends, and with favorable temperature- a perfect trekking climate emerges. During this time, the skies are clear, the mountains shine in their glory, and you will find Nepalis celebrating their most favored festivals. We highly recommend you to trek during this time.

Temperature: 20°C to 5°C


November to December

From November, winter slowly begins, and the trekking regions start to receive snowfall. Nights get colder. However, trekking should not be difficult during November, and many trekkers trek during this time attracted by the clear skies that allow great mountain views. December is quite cold, and the paths are full of snow.

Temperature: 18°C to - 10°C

Please note that the weather in the Himalayas is very unpredictable, and the temperature changes quickly.


Altitude sickness is common in high altitudes, but there are ways to prevent it. However, serious altitude sickness requires immediate treatment.

During this trek, we will be acclimatizing in two places - Namche Bazaar and Gokyo lake. Both of these places are perfect for acclimatization as they offer many venues for exploration. 

Our trek leaders and guides are well trained, and they have completed extensive first aid training. So you are in good hands. Your health and safety are crucial for us, and they are our first priority.

In case of severe altitude sickness, the only solution is to descend quickly. Your trek leader has the authority to decide whether to trek further or climb back down due to altitude sickness. 

Everest Base Camp Trip via Gokyo Lakes: Fitness Level, Medical, and Health

The Everest Base Camp with Goyo lakes trek is a challenging but rewarding trek. Except for acclimatization days, you will be hiking 5 to 7 hours a day, depending on the destination. However, while on the trails, we will be taking regular breaks for the opportunity to admire the mountain views. 

The trek takes you to long climbs, steep descents, and steep forward trails in the rocky paths, often in forests. So, the fitter you are, the more enjoyment you can get from this trek. We do not recommend this trek for persons suffering from heart or lung disease.

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes Solo Private Trek | Group Trek

We organize groups as well as private treks.Group discounts are available based on your team size. The bigger your team is, the more discount you will get. Please view our price list for details. Just click on the - we offer group discount -on your right.

However, if Discovery World Trekking assembles the group, you will not be eligible for discounts. 

We can handle all group sizes. Each group will have a group leader, a porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant guide for a group of 12 or more.

A Typical Day on Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes

Each day comes with a unique trekking experience, climbing, enjoying the scenery, taking photos, and exploring the local villages. Our guides will share with you information about the places you will be visiting. Our porters will carry most of your luggage. However, you may need to carry your own bag pack for your valuables and essentials. 

A typical day starts with an early morning breakfast, then we set off on that day’s trek at around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and trail condition. After trekking for three to four hours, it is lunchtime. We will rest for an hour after lunch and then continue on our path. The afternoon walk is generally shorter and should last two or three hours.

Once we reach our overnight destination, we snack on the extra dietary food, explore nearby places until dinner. After dinner, we will have time for socialization. Your trek leader will also brief you about the next-day plan.

Before going to bed, you can entertain yourself by playing monopoly, cards, watching mountaineering documentaries, or reading books. If you choose to learn common Nepali words, our crew will happily teach you. 

How can I communicate while on the Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake?

Internet service will be available at the lodges/hotels for a small charge. But once we reach high altitudes, communication will be through the phone.

Depending on the kind of network, you might get signals but not strong enough at high altitudes. However, you can easily purchase a local sim card for good connections.

We will communicate with our valuable clients through our trek leader at least once a day to ensure that everyone is fine, safe, and feel right. 

You can get wi-fi service on all lodges/hotels on your path but you have to pay for the service.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

You should pay for meals and accommodations in Kathmandu. There are all kinds of accommodations available based on what you can afford. Similarly, you will need extra money for visa processing, travel insurance policy purchases, beverages (including alcoholic, hot (tea, coffee) or cold drinks, tips for crew, souvenirs, etc.

We recommend you to bring major currencies and exchange them in Kathmandu. Trek region markets only accept Nepali Rupees. 

Electricity for recharge, water on trekking

All the lodges on the way to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake have electricity and you can recharge your camera/cell phones there. However, you might need to pay for this service.

During the trek, you can either buy packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or fill your bottle with boiled water at an extra cost. DWT provides water purification pills to make water drinkable. We strongly advise you not to drink water from local rivers, taps, or wells as the water might not be drinkable.   

You shouldn't drink water from river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems.

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake travel insurance

This trip grade is difficult as it takes place at high altitudes, and there are chances of altitude sickness or other unforeseen events due to sudden climate changes.

Travel insurance is compulsory for the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes. All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy document to Discovery World Trekking. 

Your insurance policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation - including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes (up to 6000m). 

We can recommend insurance companies to help you based on our clients' experiences, but we do not sell insurance. DWT retains its right to refuse trekkers in case of insufficient, improper, or absence of travel insurance policy.

Trekkers are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for the trekking. It will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation in case of emergencies.

Before buying travel insurance (Do not just believe in information on websites.) call insurance companies and recheck if they cover helicopter rescue and evacuation at altitudes up to 6000m.

Nepal Tourist Visa Information

All foreigners except Indians require a visa to enter Nepal. Most citizens can get an on-arrival Visa at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You can get more information about Visas here - 

The visa application will require a passport valid for at least six months and a passport size photo. The visa fee is USD 50 for 30 days, which has to be paid in cash on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. 

Citizens from China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa. Citizens from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan may not receive an on-arrival visa, so they will have to contact the Nepalese embassy.

Currency Exchange in Nepal

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.

(1 USD = ~ Rs.120 NPR).

You can exchange most foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel.  

These money exchanges visibly display the exchange rate. 

If you have Indian Rupees, only Indian Rupee notes of 100 and 2000 are legal in Nepal. 

We advise you to bring cash and exchange it to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high bank commission rates. 

You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. Most ATMs open round the clock. 

You can withdraw 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee using a foreign card. If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions, they charge a service fee of four percent or more.

The trekking areas do not have banks and money exchange services, so you should exchange money in Kathmandu. The Everest region markets do not accept foreign currencies.

Most banks in Asia will not accept old, torn, or faded foreign currency notes. So, please bring only clean notes.

How much luggage can I take to the Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes?

Your package covers a weight limit of 9 kg per person. We assign one porter for two trekkers. The maximum weight we allow our porters to carry is 18 kg. However, for an extra charge, we can arrange for more porters if required. We also expect that you will carry a backpack with your essentials and valuables. 

Please carry only the essentials. You can leave your excess luggage at your hotel or the Discovery World Trekking store for free. To remain on the safe side, we will recheck what you will be carrying during the briefing before starting the trip.

We'll recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc) in our briefing before we start our journey in our Office.

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees safe, secure, and enjoyable treks. We carry all essential items for the trek - including first aid kits. Moreover, our guides have extensive first aid training. In case of severe sickness, our trek leader will decide whether to continue the trek or descend immediately. 

In case of emergency, we will deploy a helicopter to bring you back from high elevations. Moreover, we will travel as a group so that everyone is safe.

Here are the precautions we take:

  • Our guides have Intensive Wilderness First Aid training
  • Our trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience in high altitudes
  • We use high-quality masks, gloves and carry sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey 
  • We make sure food & accommodations are hygienic.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes responsibly

We strongly believe in protecting the environment so that it is sustainable, and we can pass it on to future generations in a pristine condition.

DWT works together with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to make the trips eco-friendly so that it is in the interest of both travelers and local communities settling in these regions.

Discovery World Trekking's Hiking Team

During the Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes,  our well-trained and experienced guides/sherpas will be alongside you to make your journey safe, comfortable, and memorable. Our porters will carry your luggage that is capped at 9 kg per person. If you require, we can also allocate one porter per person for an extra charge.

Our crew members are from remote high Himalayas, and their physical endurance at high altitudes is remarkable. Each member of our staff is valuable to us, and in addition to good pay, we take care of their insurance, clothing, food, and lodging throughout the expedition/trekking. All our guides and porters receive medical care when ill or injured. 

We make sure that all our team members are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy.

Our team members have: 

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training Certificates
  • Fluency in speaking English and one major language
  • Conservation and Biodiversity Training
  • Rock Climbing experience

Tipping in Nepal

Tipping is at travelers' discretion and should reflect on the quality of the service provided. Nepali culture accepts tips, and it is a way to show gratitude for good service. We advise you to offer tips at the end of the trek, and it is better to tip collectively. 

100% Secure Online Payment for Booking

Discovery World Trekking is a government-authorized trek and tour company. We are also members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, you can confidently book our services.  

We require 10 percent advance payment and other necessary documents like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight details. Please send these documents to us within a week from the date of booking. 

You can pay by bank transfer, western union, and online payment directly from our website.

You can pay the remaining trip cost in cash, bank transfer, or using a credit card after arriving in Nepal. We will also send you payment information in your email.

Last Minute Booking for Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes

If you are not able to book in advance, Discovery World Trekking provides last-minute booking. In order to take advantage of last-minute booking, you need to make 100% payment 24 hours before the trip departure date.

However, please be aware that we do our best to operate a trek at any time, but in case of last-minute booking, we cannot be held responsible for delays due to things beyond our control, such as weather or lodge availability.

For more information, contact us at 977- 9840055491 (Paul).

Can I extend my trip?

If you want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal after finishing your trip, you have various options. You can explore Kathmandu and neighboring areas, go on a jungle safari in Chitwan, or visit Pokhara. Similarly, you can paraglide, raft or canoe.

Feedback so we can serve better.

After completing the Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lakes, you can provide us with your feedback. It helps us better serve trekkers like you in the future.

Please note that DWT organizes a farewell dinner at the end of the trekking. 

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Everest Base Camp Trek Company Reviews

Discovery World Trekking

Epic Trip to Gokyo Ri

5 - Excellent

We had an awesome trek up to Gokyo and Gokyo Ri with our Guide Saroz and Manish. Had heaps of snow over a few days that set the scene for some amazing views. Thanks to Paul and his team for all their help and making things so easy for us. Will definitely be back.

“EBC trek - as awesome as it can get”

5 - Excellent

Like all my holiday plans…. the panics and anxiety set in after we have made the decision to go on this adventure. Not going to say that this was an easy trek for me personally. But luckily, we had the DWT team on our side making things a lot easier from the start to finish. A friend had highly recommended contacting Paul from Nepal to organize our trip and must I say that it was one of the easiest and personalized experiences I've ever had. From the get-go, we had all the information that we need to plan the trip (eg. Maps and itinerary) and Paul was very responsive to all our inquiries (including how much money should we bring and how much training should we do). The trek was very enjoyable and we even learned some Nepalese along the way. I have a lot to thank our guide and assistant guide (aka photographers, waiters, Nepalese teachers, and everything else!) Dil and Kabir, who were very friendly and knowledgeable, and our speedy and smiley porter, Dhiraj, we couldn’t have made it up there without these guys. Dil was very patient, observant, and had been checking up on us all the way up making sure any sign of illness is caught early.

Monica and Chinthya are heading to EBC.
He would constantly update Paul back in Kathmandu to ensure that help is ready should we ever need one. As we got higher, the altitude sickness did get the better of me and I was struggling to complete the trek. If it wasn’t for Dil encouraging me along the way and kept me companied as I walk at snail pace towards the end, I probably wouldn’t have made it back from EBC to our lodge on day 8. It got so bad that I was sure I would need a helicopter to pick me up from EBC. Like Murphy’s law… I was airlifted out from Gorak Shep the next day and managed to lose my wallet while running to the helicopter. Paul took good care of us from airport pickup, help with money exchange at a good rate, coordinating with the insurance and helicopter rescue, making sure my hospital stay was as comfortable as possible, helping with reporting my lost wallet to the police, and even took out to dinner on our last day. The experience on the trip was definitely one of the best and easily most memorable. I would highly recommend Discovery World for the trekking trip in Nepal. Remember to ask for Paul from Nepal. :) Pros:- - Hassle-free booking - Informative and friendly guides - Local knowledge (eg food place and shopping areas) - Personalised service Tips for the future trek:- - Would be useful to have a packing list (would recommend taking a few types of medicine eg. antibiotics, cold meds, antihistamine, throat lozenges, etc); - Information on accommodation facilities (ie hot shower or potential laundry stop, limited running water, etc.) - Make sure your insurance covers search and rescue (eg helicopter rescue) and medical expenses. I used Travel insurance direct, TID (AUS).

“Truly majestic trip complemented by an awesome crew”

5 - Excellent

I joined DWT trip to hike up to Everest Base Camp through Gokyo. The walk was quite challenging but provided some of the best views I have ever seen before. Both the stunning landscape and the local inhabitants left me in awe of this amazing world. DWT provided our group with excellent tour guides who really went the extra mile to ensure that the trip was as seamless and trouble free as possible. The crew kept us informed of the challenges for the day and ensured that even the slowest in the group was looked after. I could not have had a better experience in the Himalaya. Thank you to Paul and his wonderful team. Vallan


I have never trekked before. Can I make it to the Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes?

Yes, you can. As long as you are reasonably fit and can walk for 5-6 hours a day, you can complete this trek.  

How to avoid altitude sickness in Everest Base Camp trek with gokyo lake?

  • Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic, and smoking items.
  • Drink at least 4 liters of water a day.
  • Trek slow.
  • Don't skip the acclimatization days.
  • Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms show up).
  • Drink Garlic Soup.

How long do I need to walk per day to reach Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes?

You will be hiking for 5 to 7 hours a day, depending upon the nature of the trek and destination.

How safe is the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lakes?

Discovery World Trekking guarantees the safety, security, and satisfaction of all trekkers. Our crews have extensive first aid training, and they carry all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits. We also use oximeters to monitor signs of altitude sickness. In case of emergency, Discovery World Trekking will use a helicopter to bring you back from the high elevation. 

How long will it take to reach the Everest Base Camp via the Gokyo Lakes route?

It takes 5 to 17 days to reach Everest Base Camp via the Gokyo Lakes route, depending upon the mode of transportation and trip packages.

What are the modes of transportation to reach Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes?

You can either trek on foot or by helicopter. Discovery World Trekking offers an exciting helicopter trek to Everest Base Camp that can last from 5 to 10 days. We also customize tours based on your preferences. 

Is Lukla Airport convenient for the flight?

Lukla is at 9,500 ft (2,850m) above sea level. The higher the altitude, the lower the air density. So, the planes need to land at faster speeds. The weather in this area changes constantly, and the cloud cover can be extreme, leading to turbulence, which, though not dangerous, can be tough on passengers.

Lukla Airport is Nepal's busiest airport and serves as the key entry and exit point for trekkers hoping to ascend Mt. Everest. 

What if my flight to or from Lukla is canceled or delayed?

We recommend you to allocate extra 2 / 3 days for the hike to account for unpredictable weather. In rough weather, flights from Lukla to Kathmandu or vice versa get canceled. In such cases, the flight is automatically rescheduled for the next possible day. 

If you have a very tight schedule, you can charter a helicopter to make sure you are on schedule either for the trek or your flight back home. However, you will have to bear the helicopter cost. But, if the visibility is less than 1,500 meters, it is impossible to operate a helicopter, and Discovery World Trekking will reschedule the flight.


What is the elevation of the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes?

The Mount Everest Base Camp lies at an elevation of 17,600 feet (or 5,364m), and your trek starts with a flight to Lukla( 9,383ft / 2,845m). Most trekkers hike to Kala Patthar (18,514ft / 5,555m) for sunrise or sunset views.

Do I need any permits before starting the trek to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes?

Yes. You require Trekkers' Information Management Systems (TIMS) card  & Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. Discovery World Trekking will help you with all the necessary paperwork for these permits.

Do I need travel insurance to trek in the Everest Region?

There are chances that you may need a quick helicopter ride back to Kathmandu to avoid health emergencies, so adequate insurance is a must. The insurance has to cover helicopter rescue & medical evacuation expenses at high altitudes. 

What about the insurance of guides and porters?

All Discovery World Trekking staff members have insurance coverage, and in addition to salary, we also cover their meals, lodging, transportation, and necessary equipment costs during the trek.

Is there any age limit or criteria for trekking to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes?

There is no age limit, but Discovery World Trekking does not recommend children to climb high altitudes. It may have severe effects on a child's health. However, you need to be in a good physique and have a positive attitude. Discovery World Trekking does not recommend this trek to those who suffer from sensitive medical conditions such as heart or lung disease.

What is the luggage limit for porter and flight to Lukla?

Discovery World Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 18 kgs of luggage (maximum 9 kg for each trekker).

The weight limit on flights to the Everest region, basically to Lukla, is 10 kg, and you need to pay an extra amount based on per kg above this limit. You can hand carry up to 5 kg, so that makes your limit 15 kg.


What is the weather condition at Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes?

The weather on the trails to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes is always changing and impossible to predict. Here is a list of probable temperature and weather conditions for each month.

Month  Temperature  Weather and Nature 
January Max 4°C in the daytime to min -17°C in the nights and mornings  Blue skies, freezing weather 
February  Max 4°C in the daytime to min -15°C in the nights and mornings  Mild and humid, good visibility 
March  Max 7°C in the daytime to min -12°C in the nights and mornings  Days are short and the temperature starts to warm up, chances of occasional snowfalls 
April  Max 10°C in the daytime to min -5°C a night  Moderate temperature with amazing landscape, rhododendron, and wildflowers 
May Max 15°C in the daytime to min 0°C a night  Days are still long, warm, and sunny 
June Max 16°C in the daytime to min -1°C a night  Rainy season 
July  Max 15°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night  Hot and humid 
August  Max 16°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night  Max 16°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night 
September  Max 15°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night  End of monsoon, no clouds 
October  Max 12°C in the daytime to min -6°C a night  Stable weather condition 
November  Max 6°C in the daytime to min -12°C a night  Days are sunny and bright, cold during the night, the sleeping bag is most. 
December  Max 4°C in the daytime to min -14°C a night  Foggy and cloudy weather 

Does Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes require immunization certificates?

No, you do not. But if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, let your trip planner know about this.

What documents do I need to bring for trekking to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes?

You need to submit the following documents via email after the advance payment deposit.

  • A copy of passport,
  • Passport size photos,
  • International flight details
  • Copy of travel insurance (Insurance must cover heli rescue and medical evacuation).

What are the arrangements for night stays during the trek?

You will be staying at teahouses/hotels/lodges in twin sharing rooms. They also have healthy food. Generally, the toilets are outside the room. Hot showers/running water are available at an extra cost.

Are meals easily available on the trek to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes?

The meals during the trek are very convenient, but your choices are limited as you climb up. 

Do I need to bring medicines for trekking to Everest Base Camp?

If you are allergic to specific medicines, it is better to consult your doctor and bring your own medicines. Discovery World Trekking regards its clients as family members and takes safety measures to avoid altitude and other sicknesses.

Is there an airport pick-up service by the company?

You will see a Discovery World Trekking representative welcoming you outside the Tribhuvan International Airport arrival lounge holding a pamphlet with your name on it. S/he will take you to your selected hotel in a private vehicle.

I am a vegetarian. Will I get enough meals during the trek?

Discovery World Trekking does not recommend non-veg items at trekking regions because the meat in such places may not be hygienic. We also strongly advise you to avoid dairy and cheese items along with alcohol. So, our packages are suitable for all - vegans, vegetarians, and non-vegetarians. 

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Discovery World Trekking has cancellation and refund policies. Please visit our terms and conditions page for more information.

What is the booking and payment method for the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes?

You need to pay 10% in advance, and you can pay the rest after you arrive in Nepal. We accept Credit Cards. However, you will be charged an extra amount as a service fee by the banks. So, Discovery World Trekking recommends you to pay in cash after arriving in Kathmandu. You can also pay through our website

How is the drinking water in the trails to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes?

Bottled water is easily available at a low cost on the trails, but certain trek regions do not allow plastic bottles. So, we suggest you to carry a water bottle and fill it with filtered/boiled water. We also advise you to use water purification drops or tablets, which you can bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu. Discovery World Trekking also provides water purifier pills.

What is the level of trekking to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes?

The level of effort required is slightly higher than other trek packages like Annapurna and Everest Base Camp. However, with DWT's expert team, you are in good hands. We advise you to start exercising a few weeks before your trip to gain stamina. Remember, the fitter you are, the more enjoyment you will get.

Is Wi-Fi available during the trek?

Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi for a small charge.

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