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Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lake - 15 Days

Destination Nepal
Activity Everest Treks
Accomodation Tea house Loge during the trek
Duration 15 Days
Region Everest Region
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Goup size 2-12
MAX. ALTITUDE 5,555m at Kalapatthar
MEALS INCLUDED All meals during the trek
TRIP CODE DWTTK012
NATURE OF TREK Tea House Trekking
BEST SEASON Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
GRADE Challenging
ACTIVITY PER DAY Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
TRANSPORTATION Domestic flight and private vehicle (Transportation)

About the Trip

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake and Cho La Pass is an adventurous trek that covers the beautiful lakes of Gokyo, adventures in moraines, boulders, and crevasses ascending and descending Gokyo Ri, Cho La Pass, and Kala Patthar. The trail follows through the deep forest of rhododendrons, juniper, fir, and pines, passes waterfalls, several villages of Sherpas, crossing several streams and rivers, and witnessing the views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, and Everest. We shall get to visit Tengboche Monastery. Kala Patthar offers you the most breathtaking panoramic views of mountains and landscape from the top. Making to the top of Cho La Pass can really be challenging, and you might have to make through icy section depending upon the weather. It is also known as the Everest circuit trek, and is one of the most exciting and adventurous trek in the Everest region.

Highlights

  • Scenic flight to Lukla
  • Namche Bazaar; famous Sherpa hometown
  • Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Impressive view of Khumbu Ice Fall
  • Hidden Gokyo valley, Gokyo Lake and Cho La Pass over 5420m
  • Prayer wheels, colourful flags, Mani stones, high suspension bridges
  • World’s highest altitude airport and hotel in Khumjung
  • Visiting Everest Base Camp (5,364m)
  • Stunning view of peaks over 8000m including Mt. Everest (8,848m)
  • Edmund Hillary funded schools and hospitals
Benefits
  • Airport  arrival and departure transfer to/from Hotel by private transportation.
  • Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.
  • Duffle bag  for porters

Overview

Everest base camp via Gokyo Lake is a fascinating and adventurous trek via the off beaten trails. The off beaten trails make it more challenging than the classic Everest Base Camp trail because of the high elevation of Mt Cho La Pass ((The pass is on the Gokyo trail in the Khumbu Everest region. To the west the trail continues to the Gokyo Lakes, crossing the Ngozumpa glacier on the way. To the east the trail joins the Everest Base Camp trek.) in between the two incredible valleys of the Everest Region; Gokyo and Khumbu. Gokyo Valley is in the Everest region and offers views of the Everest Himalayas. The Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri have trekking opportunities through valleys, along lakes, and features Nepal’s biggest glacier: Ngozumpa.

To reach this classic and legendary Everest base camp we Pass through the remarkable Sherpa town and explore their lifestyle up there. This is a dramatic route as the trek will take us over 5000m destinations like Gokyo RI (5,357m), Cho La Pass (5,367m), Kala Patthar (5,550m) and Everest Base Camp (5,364m).On our way, we will be thankful for the breathtaking sceneries of Himalayan ranges, Buddhist monasteries, Sherpa culture, and wildlife. This exhilarating once in a lifetime trekking experience is really something beyond magic. Once you taste the cold breeze of Everest base camp, you'll remain nostalgic about it your entire life. Therefore, we welcome you to join this adventure to reach your ultimate destination because nothing beats the thrill of seeing the elegance of mighty mountains up close.  The feeling of being near to the tallest mountain in the world is just unexplainable as a rush of pride flows through your mind. The highlight of the trip is definitely the striking blue Gokyo Lake which is absolutely breathtaking.

Our Journey starts with a short 40 minutes’ scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Following the banks of Dudh Koshi river, we will be entering the famous Sherpa town; Namche Bazaar for a proper acclimatization as we will explore the town and hike to nearby beautiful landscapes. The next day, we will enter the hiding valley following the high-altitude trail of Dole and Machhermo (Machhermo is often a stopping point for trekkers on their way to Sagarmatha (Mount Everest)via the Gokyo Ri route). As we trek, the Gokyo RI gives a majestic surrounding of the mountain view. Soon after, we will cross the Cho La Pass (5,420m) following the rocky trails and alpine scenery crossing the Khumbu Glacier and Gorak Shep. Finally, we visit the Everest Base Camp through the track of the beautiful Khumbu Icefall. we’ll get a remarkable panoramic view of Mt. Everest and other peaks we will be trekking to the famous viewpoint; Kala Patthar. After an amazing achievement, we will descend down through a different route visualizing the beauty of nature

Our eye will be glancing lateral moraine of the Khumbu Icefall, splendid panoramic view of Mt. Everest and everything you can wish around the world highest peak, you’ll be blessed with those.  Spend 15 days hiking around glaciers and mountains, discovering remote monastic caves and acclimatizing the body to the higher elevation. See the magical Khumbu Icefall and its towering seracs from a distance. Again, we hike 18,100ft/ 5550m to the peak of Kala Pattar for an unobstructed breathtaking view of Everest's windblown peak. We return home to tell tales of our legendary classic adventure.

This is a 15 days’ trek is very popular in the Everest Region admired by thousands of trekkers around the world. It’s a really fun walking trail that goes up and down the rolling hills, like the waves in the ocean and is definitely a trek that should not be missed. A journey through Cho La Pass connecting to the Gokyo lake to the famous Khumbu icefall and the Everest Base Camp guarantees a different adventurous trip! Discovery World trekking also offers different trekking choices as follows:

10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
17 days Everest High Pass trekking 
7 days Everest Panorma Trekking
14 days Everest Base Camp Trekking
12 days Everest Base Camp Trekking

 

Discovery world Trekking would like to recommend all our valuable clients that they should arrive Kathmandu a day earlier at afternoon before the day we departed and start our Everest base camp Trek with Gokyo Lake next day, To make sure that you’ll attend our Official Briefing as an important Pre-meeting. The Reason we do so is we want to make sure that you get proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey to make sure you haven't forgotten anything and if forgotten, then make sure that you are provided with those things ASAP on that very day. This pre-meeting will give a Clear idea about the necessary types of equipment and the challenges you may face in the trek, information about the climates and weather condition and emotional support by the officials which will be a kind of motivational seminar for you to be prepared and excited about the trek. Similarly, it is best to have at least 1 or 2 days extra cause the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or from Lukla to Kathmandu might be cancelled or delayed due to bad weather and that might make you miss your international flight back to home.

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Day to Day Itinerary

day 1
Flight to Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft) 40 minutes, Trek to Phakding ( 2650 m/ 8562 ft ) - Walking Distance (6.2km/3.85 miles) - 3 hours

Our journey towards Everest base camp after landing at Lukla heading to Phakding is going to very exciting as it'll be our 1st day of the trek. After our exciting and scenic 40 minutes’ flight, we will land at the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. We will begin our trek through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft) village of Lukla till we reach Phakding. The trek today will be short and enjoyable as we’ll also be acclimatizing to the weather. With spare time on our hands, we may visit the local monasteries (Rimishung Monastery) around and prepare ourselves for the long trek the next day. Doing all these things our 1st day of the EBC trek will be successful.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 2
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft)- Walking Distance (7.4km/4.6 miles) - 6 hours

We'll continue along the northern bank of the Dudh Koshi River with the majestic view around. We will be crossing many suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, including the Hillary Suspension Bridge. Again, following the trail, we will arrive at the Sagarmatha National Park Check Post where we will have our permits registered.
we'll again climb through dense forests which is a bit challenging for trekkers. We will also see the first sight of Mt. Everest there. Trekking further, we will finally arrive at Namche Bazaar; the gateway to Everest crossing the woods and stones over the slopes. In this way, our 2nd day of EBC will be Successful.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 3
Rest day and Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

Today will be acclimatization day for us. Trekkers are recommended to explore Namche Bazaar, this town is comprising of numerous cafes and restaurants with Wifi, souvenir and gear shops etc (urban area of the mountainous region ). Additionally, we also have an optional hike to visit the Sagarmatha National Park visitor centre and a remarkable hike to Khumjung, to add some spices during the acclimatization we'll have to visit Hillary school and old monasteries on our way to Khumjung and hike up towards khunde. There is also a Sherpa settlement which is an hour away from Namche Bazaar to have a look at Shera's Culture, Lifestyle and traditions which carries decades of history. To have a buttery scope of the milk, We'll also see syangboche airport and hike up to Everest View Hotel to have a spectacular breathtaking view of Mt. Everest over there. At the end of the day, we head back to Namche Bazaar by visiting yak farms over there. After a relaxing acclimatization, we’ll brace ourselves for the trek next day.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 4
Namche Bazaar to Dole - (4,200m/13,270ft) walking Distance (11km/ 6.8miles)- 5 hrs.

After acclimatization, we will trek towards Dole with many ups and down and a rocky trail. After a trek of 2 hours, we will step the top of Mong La Pass(3957 m/12982 ft). From where, we can see an amazing view of Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Khumbilla. Our trail takes us downhill through forests and then at Phortse Tenga, a riverside village. Continuing our trek, we will be passing through many pine forests where we will see the beautiful flower rhododendron bloom.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 5
Dole to Machhermo (4,470m/14,450ft) Walking Distance- (7 km/4.3miles) 5-6 hrs.

While Climbing higher, we’ll see the beautiful meadows where yaks are pastured and trailside shrines and prayer flags.
Mt. Cho Oyu, the fifth tallest mountain in the world can be seen clearly and it absolutely looks stunning. The trail then leads us to the small village of Lapahrma. Soon after, we will reach Luja. We continue the trek climbing the trails in the side of the valley above the river and finally reaching Machhermo.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 6
Machhermo to Gokyo (4,790m/15,584ft) Walking Distance (5.7 km/3.5 miles) 4 hrs.

Today will be Gokyo lake sightseeing day. With an hour trek we will be crossing the elevated grazing land which will take us to Phanga. The memorials of people who lost their lives during the landslides can be seen in the region.Upon crossing an iron bridge over a stream, the trail levels out as it follows the valley passing the lake first, Famous as Longpongo, at 4690 m. Here, we’ll come across lama footprints on a stone. Our trail takes us downhill then gradually going up to the river. After crossing a bridge, we will be entering Gokyo. The scenery of the lakes, peaks and glaciers is absolutely breathtaking.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 7
Rest day to acclimatize at Gokyo

Today will be another scheduled acclimatization day at Gokyo and we will explore the Gokyo valley. We will be sightseeing the Gokyo RI (5,430m/17,519ft) with the finest panorama including the astonishing views of Everest and its surrounding at peaks. Then we will return back to Gokyo for lunch and then visit the landscape around Gokyo including the upper lakes and more viewpoints.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 8
Gokyo to Thangnak (4,700m/15,400ft) Walking Distance (3.7 km/ 2.3 miles)- 5 hrs.

We will walk pass the Ngozumpa Glacier as our trail becomes rocky with many uphills and downhills. Our journey to Thangnak gets exciting as ever as we will reach the yak grazing lands. We will be walking down the valley on the eastern glacial moraine, the scenery is unquestionably stunning. Eventually we arrive at the collection of lodges known as Thangnak in a serene setting that is optimally placed for a crossing of the Cho-La high pass.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 9
Thangnak to Dzongla (4,855m/15,930 ft) via Cho La Pass (5420m/17,783ft) 6-7 hrs

Spending Night at Thangnak we will be hike over the rocky trails and the glacial moraines to the top of the pass at very early morning. After a couple of hours of trek, we will step on the top of Cho L Pass which will reward us with the Magnificent views of Cho La Lake and Mt. Cholatse. As we head downhill, the trail will be full of icy trails and glaciers. The trek is very pleasant and we will see that many prayer flags have been hung on the path. Finally, we will reach a small but beautiful collection of lodges; Dzongla.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 10
Dzongla to Lobuche (4,910m/16,175ft) Walking Distance (8.36 km/5.2 miles)- 4 hrs.

Dzongla trail leads us to a short uphill near a ridge of a top shrine following the wide valley. We will cross a glacial moraine and a small collection of lodges on our way. The trek becomes higher and we start seeing a better view of the peaks as the elevation slowly increases. On the way, there are memorial statues of the climbers who passed away in this region and it is absolutely awe gazing. The hike to Lobuche is very enjoyable. We will be following the trails of Imja KHola Valley finally reaching Lobuche. Upon arrival, we will see that Lobuche has a large settlement with many hotels and shops.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 11
Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back (5,364m/17,598ft)to gorak shep (5,185m/ 17,010 ft)-Walking Distance (15 km/9.32 miles) -6-8 hours

Excitement will definitely be built in us, as we will begin our early morning trek heading to the Everest Base Camp! We will be trekking through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier for about 2 and half hours. After arriving at Gorak Shep, we will see the beautiful snow-capped mountains looming all around us. Further continuing our exciting journey to the base camp, we will see the Army Mountaineers Memorials. After much effort of trekking we will finally reach the Everest Base Camp. Knowing that his is the closest we will ever be to the highest mountain in the world, we will have a rush of pride in our body appreciating our efforts and dedication to reach here. We will spend some time here as we’ll click pictures and enjoy the view. We will also see visit the deepest glacier in the world; Khumbu Glacier. With much satisfaction, we will head back to Gorak Shep for the evening.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hoteL
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 12
Hike to Kala Patthar(5,555m/18,208ft)-walking distance (1.2km, 0.7 miles) viewpoint- 1 hour, trek to Gorak Shep to Pheriche (4,250m/13,945ft) -Walking Distance (9.6km/6 miles) - 5 hours

Today is the climax of the trip as we will be hiking to Kala Patthar at dawn to view the sunrise on Mt. Everest and other peaks. Kala Patthar is a famous viewpoint and gives us a splendid panoramic view of Mt. Everest and other peaks. There will be prayer flags hung along the way as we climb the rocky trails. After spending a while in the viewpoint we will trek to Gorak Shep for breakfast and rest for a bit. Then we will be trekking to Pheriche, a small beautiful village. Remembering an unforgettable view of the Mt. Everest, our trek will definitely be enjoyable. The trail to Pheriche has meadows along the way.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 13
Pheriche(4,250m/13,945ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft) -walking distance (14.3km/8.8 miles) 6-7 hrs.

Today we head back to Namche bazaar, the trail will be leading us through forests where we may spot a wildlife like pheasants, musk deer, mountain goats etc. We will be further climbing steep slopes and winding through many bands. Trekking further, we will notice many prayer flags hung on the way and chortens. As we are heading back, we can enjoy the last view of the tip of Mt. Everest and the back side of Lhotse. Finally, after a whole day trek, we will be arriving at Namche bazaar. Heading straight to our lodges, we will take rest.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 14
Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2,850m/9,350 ft- walking distance (13.5km/8.3 miles)- 6-7 hrs.

After the breakfast, we will be hiking down a steep trail that descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then we continue walking over several local villages. We will walk most through Dudh Koshi River valley and surroundings. Upon reaching at Lukla, freshen up at your hotel and relax. Evening, you could have a party with your trekking crew as it is your celebration of successful Everest Base Camp Trek also the last night in the Everest Region.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 15
Fly back to Kathmandu

If everything goes according to the schedule, we will be flying back to Kathmandu early morning after breakfast. The 40 minutes’ flight back to Kathmandu will indeed be a relaxing one as we will be carrying an unforgettable and a successful journey to the Everest Base Camp. Upon the arrival to Kathmandu, we will head to our hotels respectively and then it is entirely up to the you what you wish to do. Upon your request, we can arrange a Kathmandu city tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites, Durbar Squares, Tourist places etc. with our well informed and experienced guide.

What is Included?

  • Domestic Flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) Tickets and airport departure taxes
  • Best Possible Teahouse, lodge accommodation (Generally twin Sharing room)- 14 Nights
  • All Standard Meals (15 Lunches, 14 Dinners and 15 Breakfasts) during the trek.
  • Government License holder English Speaking Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader,(8 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers:1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit")
  • Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, Local taxes and official Expenses
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - A company's T-shirt & Cap.
  • Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek

What is Excluded?

  • International flight airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Accommodation, 3 meals (breakfast, meal and dinner) in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking.
  • Personal expense such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, bettery re-charge fee extra porters etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.

Route Map

route map

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for Everest Base Camp via Gokyo lake

It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The followings belongings are suggested that should be brought, although we understand that our clients have their own preference for clothing, we have listed some useful clothing during the trek. Porters will be carrying the main luggage which should not exceed more than 18kg (one porter will carry two people's luggage, 9 kg for each). Equipment can be bought in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.

Head
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries
Face
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes
Hands
  • Light weight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves
Body
  • 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
Footwear
  • 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 the high altitude trekking)
Toiletries
  • 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 photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Trip Information

The beginning of the journey towards Everest Base Camp via Gokyo

You will arrive in Nepal, Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon the arrival which is not included in package cause there are a variety of hotels, lodge and homestays (Budget and luxury both) from which you can choose any of them online very easily and even we can do it for you but it's up to you. As you'll be in a new place it's generally hard to navigate place around so if you want us to recommend or manage hotels for you on arrival, we'll be pleased to do that for our all valuable clients, Then the next day, in the early morning we will take a domestic flight to Lukla, approximately 40 minutes.

Don't Worry, We'll Pick You!

When you're new to any place, it's really hard to find places and many tourists have complained about the expensive taxi fare so, Discovery World Trekking provides free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo lake package. You will be received from our representative crew from Discovery World Trekking regardless of the flight you take holding a pamphlet of your name and our company name with a warm-hearted welcome with either a khada or a marigold garland and you’ll be escorted to your hotel with all comfort possible.

Accommodation Details During The Trek

The Trek is a 15 days long trek with 14 nights at a mountain Best Possible lodge accommodation and will make you feel homely with the warm hospitality of the local people. The higher you get the lodging facility gets little bit declined as in mountain regions it's hard to provide all facilities like Kathmandu city, most of the lodges have squat toilet system up there and Generally twin Sharing room with mattresses, blanket and pillows will be available (Single room can be provided on request and it will cost some additional charge). Tho DWT will provide attached bathroom in every possible lodge, in some places, there can be a shared bathroom at higher elevation areas. Two nights Hotels in Kathmandu is required as you would want to rest before and after the trek which is not included in the package as There is the excellent range of hotels for all kind of budgets available which you can easily book online or we can manage for you if you want us to do. Discovery World Trekking has good public relation with local service providers in the Himalaya region.

Hot showers, Wi-Fi will be available at an extra cost in possible places.

The Meals

Our trek is all over high elevations near world’s highest peak which means your body needs enough carbohydrate, protein, nutrition as food is fuel for the body to hike on such humongous Himalayan trails. The meal in this trek is very convenient but not as 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 like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates etc)


Fifteen lunch - (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dalh Bhat power 24 hour) Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)


Fourteen dinners -( Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (,Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snacks (Papad, Prawn) Korean Raman Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.)are available on the menu during the trek. The best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious.
The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian and western cuisine almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu list will be shorted. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must) etc. at high altitude and also the fresh vegetable items for health benefit.
Tho plenty of non-veg item will be available we won’t recommend any of them because meat in such places is not hygienic and healthy during the trek. We highly encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume Alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, hot chocolates as experts suggest to avoid such items during such high elevation treks.

All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges or in cafe except Standard Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from Package.

Best Time For Everet base camp

The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to trek to Everest Base camp cause no one is beyond nature. Tho live forecast of Everest base camp can be gain here , it’s yet very hard to predict being 100% sure. People trek 12 months of the year up to Everest base camp trek but certainly, there is ups and downs in every season, It is best suited to trek during the spring and the autumn as sky is crystal clear from dusk till dawn, the rainy weather stops and thick sun-blocking clouds also fades. The Magic of clear azure skies provides the most spectacular vistas. With added those breathtaking views, the temperature is also exquisite with sunlight being warm and the environment after delving of the sun is not as cold as other months.

Tho during the winters and monsoon, it becomes a bit challenging to trek due to heavy snowfall, cold temperature but that’s what excites many trekkers.

January to February

This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. This when there is heavy snowfall in the mountain and can result to extreme cold temperature. Though the daytime may be warm and admirable with clear skies, the night time would be extremely cold but it’s perfectly fine to trek in these months as discovery world trekking make sure of every possible safety during the trek but if you are allergic to extreme cold, you shouldn’t be trekking at these month or else people trek 12 months of the year and leave their footprints around the world’s highest peaks.

Temperature: Temperatures  ranges from 15°C to -15°C.

March to April

This is the one of best time of the season to hike in the Everest Base Camp. The weather is very favourable during this month. Stunning views of the Himalaya ranges and glaciers will be seen. March being beginning of the Spring season, The weather starts to warm up during these months.  During these months, all flora and fauna dormant throughout the winter back to life feeding and breeding in the sun kissed temperatures. Temperatures may start increasing from the mid of March and with clear skies, snow mountains will be seen at their best. Many trekkers often succeed their expedition in this time.

Temperature: Around 18 °C. At night, the average minimum temperatures drop down to around -12 °C.  

May to June

This is also the perfect time for trekking right before the rainfall. Nepal starts its rainfall from the end of June till mid of August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable.

Temperature- Around 25°C. At daylight and it drops down to around -5°C.  

July to August

The rainfall hits at its peak during this time, below 3500 meters. Due to heavy rainfall, Flights to Lukla may get canceled at beginning or end of the trek but trekkers are seen in those month too trekking towards everest base camp, it’s challenging but not impossible, if you choose to trek in these months Discovery world trekking will take care of your safety at its fullest as it does in every month but as the way is not that favorable its not highly recommended to trek in these months but  The rainfall also provides spectacular views of the waterfall and avoid the crowds like other months.

Temperature- Around 27°C at daylights to 5°C

September to October

This is also one of the perfect seasons for the EBC Trek. This season is the peak of tourists due to the favourable weather. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets itself. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees during the night time. This season is when trekkers enjoy trekking the most, with a clear sky, and an amazing view of the mountains. It is highly recommended as it’s the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek, usually from mid-September to end. Tourists in this season are also attracted by the main festival of Nepal; Dashain and Tihar.

Temperature- Temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the daytime and falls down to 5 degrees

November to December

As winter slowly begins, snow falls begin in the Himalaya region and it eventually gets tough to trek. Nights get very colder . November is the busy season people all over the world come at these months as its the clearest month with sparkling days and amazing views of humongous mountains. The daytime temperatures are very stable and constant and due to this, the view of the clear blue sky and the mountain is phenomenal. From December, the temperature starts to get cold and begins to snow like diamonds in the sky.

 

The weather in the Himalaya is so unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day to night.

Acclimatization

Altitude sickness is commonly faced by many trekkers and will need immediate treatment and shouldn’t be left ignored. In this trek, we will be acclimatizing in two places; Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. This trek is relatively at ease compared to the Everest Base Camp 14 and 12 days’ trek. At Namche Bazaar, trekkers can explore the famous Sherpa town and adjust to the thin air. We will also be having a second-day acclimatization at Gokyo where we will be exploring this area. We will be sightseeing the Gokyo RI (5,430m/17,519ft) with the finest panoramic including the astonishing views of Everest and its surrounding at peaks. Then we will return back to Gokyo for lunch and then visit the landscape around Gokyo including the upper lakes and more viewpoints. . Our trekking leader and guide are well trained and experienced at high altitude and they have extensive first aid training as well. Your health and safety are important to us and we guarantee that it will be our very first priority. In case you have been rigorously affected, the only cure would be to descend immediately. Also, it is important to know that your group leader has the definitive response to decide whether you can continue the trek based on your overall health conditions.

Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health

The Everest Base Camp trek is a challenging yet rewarding trek. The hiking will be from 5 to 7 hours a day depending the on the destination, taking regular breaks where we admire the mountain views. The trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents and a steep forward trail in the rocky paths and the forests as well. To go on such treks, the fitter, the more comfortable and enjoyable the journey will be. If you have an experience or enjoy trekking, this may be an advantage for you. This trek is not recommended to those who suffer from sensitive medical conditions such as heart or lungs disease.

Trekking group/single

The group is generally about 2 to 12 packs on the trek. A group of 8 will be accompanied by a leader, assistant guide, and porters. We are also happy to organize a single private trek with your own family time frame.

A typical day on the trek

Every day will be rewarded with a unique experience of trekking, climbing enjoying the scenery, taking photos and exploring the local villages. During the expedition, we are accompanied by experienced, friendly and qualified expert Sherpa’s sharing information and historical facts about the places as we trek. We will also be accompanied by the porters who carry our luggage’s. However, we will be carrying our small regular day bag pack of necessary items.

The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After packing our bags and gorging on a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. After trekking for three to four hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after about an hour of rest.
The afternoon walk is generally shorter; about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food. We will have free time to explore nearby places.

Dinner is served around 6 PM to 7 PM. After dinner and before going to bed, we indulge in friendly conversations and discuss the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief us about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, we enjoy on board games like monopoly, cards and watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most of the foreigners indulge in light and fun learning of Nepalese language from our crew or read books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

Communication on trek

On the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo, the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends via the lodges, but once we reach high altitudes communication will be through the phone for safety proposes.
We'll communicate all our valuable clients through our leader to at least once in a day to make sure you're fine, safe, feel right and have everything up there. You'll always be connected to Kathmandu's DWT office for any kind of help during the trek. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, there will be the signal but not very strong before the high altitude. On your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card (Most of the places have wifi service available with an extra cost) for good access of connecting.

Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with an extra cost.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu is up to our clients themselves as all kind of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget) can be booked easily online or even we can do it for on request. All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot and cold drinks, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here cause during the trek only Nepalese currency is accepted.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on trekking

Throughout the lodges at Everest base camp via Gokyo, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available with an extra cost in all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used the solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water at an extra cost. A water purification pill is will be provided to make water drinkable.

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

Travel insurance

This trip grade is ranked the challenging difficult as it entails the risk of high altitude trekking, potential altitude sickness and other unforeseen events including sudden climate changes.

Travel insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for The Everest base camp trek via Gokyo. All the members of trekking the must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude (up to 6000m) for trekking members.
We can recommend insurance companies to help you but we don’t directly get involved in the sale of insurance policy. Members can be refused to be included in the trekking based on insufficient, improper or absence of travel insurance policy.

Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for the trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help etc. Please ensure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.

Before you buy travel insurance (Don't just believe them what they say in their website) make sure you call them and recheck if they have Heli-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m according to your trekking height.

Passport and visa

All foreigners except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival in the Tribhuvan international airport. Visa can be extended at the central immigration office www.immigratiion.gov.np The visa application will require at least a passport of 6 months’ validity, and a passport size photo. The current cost of visa fee is the US $40 for 30 days which have to be paid in cash on arrival on Tribhuwan Internation Aiport. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa. There are certain countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan)that may not receive the visa on arrival and so you will have to contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money exchange

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

(1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR).

We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.

The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.
Despite having security advantage of traveller's cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card.

If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.

During the trek, there are no banks and money exchange services so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu only, depending on how much personal expense you require as in Himalayan region people only accept Nepalese Currency

Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

How Much Luggage can I take during Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo?

The weight limit for your luggage is 9 kg per trekker, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage, Two people will be assigned with one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what is essentials, You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Discovery World Trekking store for free and it'll be completely safe.

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

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees our valuable client’s safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gears, equipment, and first aid kits. Our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, it is entirely up to the trekker to decide if he/she will further continue as health is very important. In case of emergency, the rescue helicopter will always be ready to bring you back from the higher elevation. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.

Responsible travel
We strongly believe that our environment has to be protected as tourism may bring negative effects on it. We highlight the positive aspects of tourism on the environment. Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips about most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.
Discovery World Trekking Crews
During the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo lake trekking , you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well experienced guides / sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable.All guides are well trained licensed with prior experience they have spent years rekking / climbing the peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage .Two people will be assigned one porter , combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs.We never overload our porters. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide with 8 members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalaya remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitude without being affected. All our staff are very valuable to us , they are well paid and we take care of their insurance ,clothing, food and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with sleeping gear we also provided them food and warm drinks.
  • Intensive wilderness first Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Rock climbing
Tipping
The most importantly, tipping is at travelers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tip is the accepted and honored way to saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.
Booking and payment process
Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 87657/068/069. We are member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from booking date. The number of domestic flights for Lukla is limited but being very busy during the trekking seasons. Payment is to be made by bank transfer ,western union and online payment directly from our website.. Remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward necessary modes of payment details as per your convenient by mail.
Last minute booking
It is best to book in advance but for those who aren't able to for whatever reason Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for last minute booking.In the case of last minute booking with 100% percent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted. We do our best to operate a trek at any time but in case of last minute booking we cannot be responsible for delay due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging. Contact us for more information at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email us.
Trip extension
After the completion of the trek, you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal. With the free time, exploring, visiting a tour of Kathmandu, sightseeing, Nagarkot view trip, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing are such activities that can be done.
Feedback
After completing the Everest Base Camp trek, there will be a farewell dinner held where Discovery World trekking will give you company’s t-shirt, digital printed certificate of trek achievement along with a key ring. We would highly appreciate if you would give compliment, comment or complain about the service provided and the team performance as we always strive to be better.

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Trip Reviews

Life Changing Exprience! Gokyo Via Everest Base
Greg Markey
5 - Excellent
10/07/2013

Life Changing Experience that cannot be expressed in words. Would not have been possible without the help of Discovery World Trekking and the Amazing Team. They made the trip so much more than just a Trek . Thank you all for an Amazing Adventure in the Himalayas!!!

“Truly majestic trip complemented by an awesome crew”
Vallan18
5 - Excellent
05/19/2014

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

“Everest Base Camp Trek”
JDMAC3
5 - Excellent
05/21/2014

My cousins and I trekked to Everest Base Camp with Discovery World trekking in October/November 2013. I have travelled extensively and I have got to say this trip was the most spectacular I have ever been on. Paul and the team from DWT were simply fantastic. Our flight out to Lukla was cancelled due to bad weather so Paul arranged for us to get there by helicopter the next day, this in itself was just the most amazing experience! The guides were fantastic and we all still keep in contact today. I spent my birthday in Namche Bazar and Paul and his team organised a school full of children to sing me happy birthday as I walked into town and a huge chocolate birthday cake that night. I would have no hesitation recommending DWT for anyone travelling to Nepal. These guys will make you feel like part of the family and make sure you have an amazing time!

“Discovery World Trekking - EBC”
Charlotte Mosley
5 - Excellent
07/24/2014

Discovery World Trekking was the most amazing, warm, friendly, supportive team of professionals! I was trekking with friends and family, and the DWT team seemed like extended family from the moment we met! I am so grateful to have discovered part of the amazing country that is Nepal with this crew! We were so well looked after by all of the team the whole way along. I'm coming back to Nepal soon, and I've recommended DWT to all of my friends. Thank you to Adrian, Paul, Hari and the team!

“Greatest trekking experience, Everest Base Camp and Gokyo lakes
DianaGarciaT
5 - Excellent
04/06/2015

This has been by far the greatest trekking experience in my life, and this was possible thanks to Discovery World Trekking, its management and guides. The landscape was absolutely breathtaking.We were in a group of 6, our guides were the friendliest guides I have ever met, they were always looking after us, checking that we were in the right condition to keep going, checking that we had no AMS symptoms, always making sure that we had enough water, and not to mention their hospitality when we were in the tea houses. Unfortunately one of our friends got sick with AMS and they were very professional about it, they looked really well after her and organized everything for her to fly back to Kathmandu and get medical treatment. I can highly recommend their services, they can organize everything according to what you want, the group I was with was going to EBC and Island peak, as I was travelling alone I wanted to trekk in a group to EBC and Gokyo lakes, so they managed to organize my trekk with the group to EBC and then we splitted and I had a guide to Gokyo. Thanks to Paul and all his team, I arrived to Nepal knowing no one and with big expectation about the trekk andI left with new friends and the greatest memories of my trip.

EBC via Gokyo
Imogen
5 - Excellent
06/25/2018

I hiked EBC with Discovery World Trekking mid June for the 15 day trek via Gokyo and the Cho La Pass with my guide Karan and porter Rohit. I contacted Paul, the owner via email when I arrived in Kathmandu enquiring about solo travellers. He replied swiftly and told me the exact location of his office so I could discuss it further face to face. As this was my first trek of this size we agreed on a porter and guide. Paul talked me through the itinerary and answered any questions I had with passion and enthusiasm. You could tell he loves his job, and that is what you are after when choosing someone to organise this kind of thing! Karan, my guide, picked me up directly outside where I was staying and we got a taxi to the airport togehter. This made the early morning start alot easier and put me at ease straight away. Throughout the whole trek Karan was the perfect guide. He was attentive, kind and funny; always making sure I had everything I needed food and waterwise. He checked my oxygen levels for early signs of acclimatisation sickness and played a lot of card games with me to keep me company. Rohit my porter was also great. Making sure my bag was in my room when we arrived for the night and also joining in on countless card games. Right at the very top I got abit of acclimatisation sickness. Karan was very quick to help offering water, garlic soup and medicene. Paul also called me to make sure I was ok and talk me through my options if I needed them. Luckily for me, the only way was down from here so by the end of the day I felt a lot better. However this may not be the case for everyone so it's good to know how quick and responsive the team is when you need it. When I did finally make it to Base Camp it felt a massive relief and achievement. Karan gave me a little medal as a gift. This was a nice personal touch from the company and I really appreciated it. Unfortunately for me, due to the time of year (now late June) the weather at Lukla was not ideal and flights out at this point we're very irregular and scarce (factor this in moneywise if you come a similar time). I ended up being there for 3 extra days waiting it out. During this time I had calls from Paul checking up on me and making sure everything was ok. Eventually I decided to get a helicopter back to Kathmandu as we didn't know how long i'd be waiting in Lukla. Karan was great at arranging this for me, organising everything and finding other passengers to make sure I got the best deal I could. Thanks again to Paul, Karan and Rohit for making this achievement a great achievement. The level of care this company has is what you are after when choosing someone to organise this trek for you, and I would highly recommend them to anyone!!

Life Changing Exprience! Gokyo Via Everest Base
Greg Markey
5 - Excellent
10/07/2013

Life Changing Experience that cannot be expressed in words. Would not have been possible without the help of Discovery World Trekking and the Amazing Team. They made the trip so much more than just a Trek . Thank you all for an Amazing Adventure in the Himalayas!!!

“Discovery World Trekking - EBC”
Charlotte Mosley
5 - Excellent
07/24/2014

Discovery World Trekking was the most amazing, warm, friendly, supportive team of professionals! I was trekking with friends and family, and the DWT team seemed like extended family from the moment we met! I am so grateful to have discovered part of the amazing country that is Nepal with this crew! We were so well looked after by all of the team the whole way along. I'm coming back to Nepal soon, and I've recommended DWT to all of my friends. Thank you to Adrian, Paul, Hari and the team!

“Everest Base Camp Trek”
JDMAC3
5 - Excellent
05/21/2014

My cousins and I trekked to Everest Base Camp with Discovery World trekking in October/November 2013. I have travelled extensively and I have got to say this trip was the most spectacular I have ever been on. Paul and the team from DWT were simply fantastic. Our flight out to Lukla was cancelled due to bad weather so Paul arranged for us to get there by helicopter the next day, this in itself was just the most amazing experience! The guides were fantastic and we all still keep in contact today. I spent my birthday in Namche Bazar and Paul and his team organised a school full of children to sing me happy birthday as I walked into town and a huge chocolate birthday cake that night. I would have no hesitation recommending DWT for anyone travelling to Nepal. These guys will make you feel like part of the family and make sure you have an amazing time!

“Truly majestic trip complemented by an awesome crew”
Vallan18
5 - Excellent
05/19/2014

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

FAQ’s

Trip Grading

Unquestionably Nepal is renowned as best destinations for novice and adventures lovers. Thus, various popular destinations in the world are situated in Nepal available for trekking in the Himalayan for the trekkers all across the world. Trekking in Nepal can easily be achieved by the all levels of trekkers who have strong desire and determination. We are familiar with the fact that trekking demands different level of physical fitness, efforts and even acclimatization or rest day based on the level of trekking nature. We ensure that our trip grading would be a great idea or method for our valued guests while choosing an appropriate trek package that is suited perfectly to your capabilities and present health condition. It is advised that people who are suffering from the diseases like cardiac or respiratory problem have to consult with doctor before deciding to do trek in Nepal. However, in the context of Nepal trekking, it is difficult task to determine the trip grade preciously due to trek has not made different from one place to another only the elevation of place that has significant role in its trip grading but also the other contributory factors needs to be concerned well. The given below contributory factors need to be considered in determination of trek grading.

  • Average elevation (height) of the trek.
  • Trekking routes features or conditions
  • Total duration of trek and average walking per day in trek.
  • Backpacking level.
  • Temperature range based on climate and weather conditions
  • Acclimatization or rest day.
  • General level of comfort, remoteness as well as level of service.

Grade: Easy

This grade trekking consists of elevation below 3000m. This type of trekking involves short duration at lower altitude along with several ways of ascent and descent trials. Previous experience does not require at this level of trekking. Thus, any age group can adjoin who is in good health, physical fit and can walk at least 4 to 5 hrs per day in the plain place. Discovery World Trekking has designed easy grade trek in which you can assign Nagarkot Trek, Ghorepani trek , Sarankot trek and Langtang trek .

Grade: Moderate

This moderate level of trekking covers at an altitude between above 2000m to 3500m below. No previous hiking experience is required however trekking demands well fitness of physical conditions and duration of days involve both shorter and longer to complete overall trek. Trekkers need walking at least 5 to 6 hrs capabilities with longer ascent and descent trails through the involvement of some rough routes conditions. Discovery World Trekking has typical holiday package at moderate grade trek are Annapurna base camp trek, Muktinath trek and Ganesh himal trek (Ruby valley trek), Langtang trek, Tamang heritage trek etc.

Grade: Difficult

This level of trekking involves an altitude of above 3000m to 4500m below. Trekkers need to walk for 6-7 hrs daily at cross steep hilly terrain, rough round, some backpacking and high passes on some routes with daily ascent and descent. Trekking in the remote environment might be possibility of facing altitude problem in the higher elevation. Physical fitness is essential along with hill walking experience to enjoy trekking. Everest Base camp trek, Gokyo via Everest base camp trek, Gosainkunda trek, Helambu trek etc.

Grade: Strenuous

In this type of trekking at least 6-7 hrs per day walking require at high altitude with daily ascent and descent. The altitude of strenuous grade trek ranges between 4600m to 5600m. Altitude sickness problem is likely to happen at any time therefore high level of both mentally and physically fitness as well as stamina is considered to enjoy in such type of trip. Acclimatization or rest day is essential to adjust with low level of oxygen environment. Previous trekking experience is added as an asset that trek passes through the remote, wild environment with extreme weather condition and snow covered route. Discovery World Trekking has prepared typically one of the best trekking holiday packages including Everest via Kalapathar, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu trek, Makalu trek, Kanchanjunga trek etc.

Grade:  challenging

Altitude remains around 6000m at this level of trekking. Trek might be longer enough in the remote pace and highly mountains. This challenging grade trek is limited which demands an excellent level of personal experience, physically fitness and stamina as walking day is supposed to be 7 to 8 hrs with ascent and descent. Trek involves the pass crossing the snow covered glaciers, ice and need to climb up to small peak. Trekkers therefore require basic climbing skills. This type of trekking ultimately joins with peak climbing. Discovery World Trekking challenging grade trek are Everest base camp trek via Island peak, Everest base camp trek via Mera peak etc.

What Exactly is Trekking

Trekking is an adventurous way of traveling through the hills and mountains and in Nepal, trekking often includes world-famous views of the Himalaya and scenic surroundings. Trekking is a favorite activity for tourists to Nepal and is a great way to get to know the land and its residents. It involves getting up close and personal with nature while hiking for multiple days through hills and valleys to areas that are often far away from vehicle travel.

As an adventure activity, trekking is mostly done for entertainment, excitement, cultural interaction and education – getting to know a country and its people, culture, landscape and scenery among other highlights. For mountain climbing expeditions, trekking is often the first part of the journey where the mountaineers get used to the increasing altitude as well as the climate and landscape. Nepal’s renowned trekking regions include the Everest region, Annapurna and Langtang with many more areas that have been developed and that are up and coming including the whole rest of the hills up to the Himalaya!

Routes take trekkers travel through picturesque farmland and villages, remote hills, forests and valleys with Himalayan fed streams and rivers. Visitors can take in some of the most beautiful scenery on earth while trekking in Nepal. Facilities along trekking trails are usually more basic than facilities in urban areas and overnight accommodation is in lodges, teahouses and tents and sometimes a combination depending on location and availability of facilities. Now a days, accommodation and meals can be arranged along most trails at lodges and teahouses, especially on the popular routes. In the not so distant past, travelers and porters traveled together with sufficient tents, food and equipment because of a lack of facilities and accommodation, especially in the more remote, uninhabited areas. Our teahouse treks are organized with accommodation and meals along entire routes.

The government regulates most of the areas where trekking is done and permits are required for entering Nepal’s extensive range of national parks and conservation areas. Discovery World Trekking takes care of everything, including arranging permits, allowing you to savor every moment on the enchanting trails!

Discovery World Trekking offers the whole range of trekking packages for Nepal. We look forward to sharing with you the magnificence of the Himalaya and its world famous attractions along with the legendary kindness of the people that populate the hills and mountainous regions.

Rural life in Nepal follows a natural pace depending on season and weather. While trekking, you can travel at your own pace along the scenic trails that link each day’s way points. Many of the trekking routes are in fact ancient trade routes that link Tibet, Nepal and India! The trails often pass through groves of rhododendron, Nepal’s national flower and grazing areas for cows, sheep, water buffalo and even yaks! The mountain panoramas will be unforgettable as well the scenic villages along the way graced with Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries. These settlements will allow trekkers an insight into the traditional ways of life cultural heritage of Nepal along with the wide range of biodiversity of the landscape.

An average day of trekking involves around five to six hours hiking including breaks for meals and as needed. The average distance covered can be a bit relative given the terrain and altitude but figure on about 10 to 15 kilometers. Along the way you will have many chances for photography and perhaps other personal interests such as bird watching and discovering the local flora.
Discovery World Trekking has many options from newly promoted trails to the classic routes and we look forward to hearing from you and satisfying your desired trekking styles and destinations.

Trekking with Children and Family

You do not need to leave children at home to enjoy a trek in Nepal! A tour with children along will definitively be a different experience from a tour without children. That said, trekking with your children can be just as enjoyable and even more culturally rewarding. Discovery World Trekking has much experience with children on our treks and we have safety and well-being as the highest priority.  We have found that children really open up social situations as they have fewer reservations to interact and they enable easy, meaningful connections with the local people and thoughtful cultural exchange.

We would be honored to cater to your needs to enable bring your family to trek along the enchanting trails of Nepal. With children aboard we pay particular attention to food, lodging, trail activities, and other day-to-day aspects of trekking that are suitable for all. Flexibility in the itinerary is particularly important when traveling with children to cover contingencies and hiking rate. The pace of a trek is usually slower than the pace of adults, but that time can be used with other activities including photography, bird-watching, and many other things along the way. Like nearly everything in life as a parent, there will be new challenges with new insights, and many stories to tell to family and friends back home.

Discovery World Trekking looks forward to organizing a family trek for you!

Needed Essential Documents

We request the following in order to arrange permits and documents:

  • A copy of your passport and travel/health insurance documents with contact details, three passport size photos.
  • Please have a notepad and pen handy in order to note information regarding the upcoming trek/tour.


Additionally, we recommend that you maintain a separate photocopy of all important documents including traveler’s cheques and bank/ATM card contact numbers, international flight tickets, emergency contact numbers.

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