Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lake - 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

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 it to the top of Cho La Pass can really be challenging, and you might have to make it through icy sections depending upon the weather. It is also known as the Everest circuit trek, and is one of the most exciting and adventurous treks 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 at the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Icefall, splendid panoramic view of Mt. Everest and everything you can wish around the world's 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 secrets 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 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 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 Panorama 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 in the afternoon before the day we departed and start our Everest base camp Trek with Gokyo Lake the 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 because 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.

Day to Day Itinerary

  1. day 1

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 6.2km/3.8 miles
    Flight Hours 40 minutes
    Highest Altitude 2,850m/9,350 ft
    Trek Duration 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 “Khumbu Travel Lodge” room with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  2. day 2

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 7.4 km/4.6 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m/11,285 ft
    Trek Duration 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 “Sakura Guest House” room with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  3. 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 “Sakura Guest House” room with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  4. day 4

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

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

    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 “Alpine Cottage” Lodge
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  5. day 5

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 7 km/4.3 miles
    Highest Altitude 4,470 m/14,450 ft
    Trek Duration 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 “Lodge in Machhermo”
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  6. day 6

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 5.7 km/3.5 miles
    Highest Altitude 4,790m/15,584ft
    Trek Duration 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 “Gokyo Namaste Lodge”
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  7. day 7

    Rest day to acclimatize at Gokyo. early morning summit of Gokyo Ri, (5,400 m/ 17,814 ft )

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 1.5 km / o.9 miles
    Highest Altitude 5,400 m/ 17,814 ft
    Trek Duration 1 & ½ hrs

    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 “Gokyo Namaste Lodge”
    • 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/ 2.3 miles
    Highest Altitude 4,790m/15,584ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    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 “ Tashi Friendship Lodge”
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  9. day 9

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 16 km/ 9.9 miles
    Highest Altitude 5420m/17,783ft
    Trek Duration 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 “Dzongla in lodge”
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  10. day 10

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.36 km/5.2 miles
    Highest Altitude 4,910m/16,175ft
    Trek Duration 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 “Mother Earth House”
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  11. day 11

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15 km/9.32 miles
    Highest Altitude 5,364m/17,598ft)
    Trek Duration 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 “Buddha Lodge”
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  12. day 12

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.6km/6 miles)
    Highest Altitude 5,555m/18,208ft
    Trek Duration 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 “Himalayan Hotel”
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  13. day 13

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 14.3 km/8.8 miles
    Highest Altitude 4,250m/13,945ft
    Trek Duration 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 “Sakura Guest House” room with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  14. day 14

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 13.5km/8.3 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m/11,285 ft
    Trek Duration 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 “Comfort Inn” room with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  15. day 15

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 40 minutes

    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.

    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast)

What is Included?

  • Domestic Flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) Tickets and airport departure taxes
  • Five nights at Lukla, Phakding and Namche (3 N),room with private attached bathroom, Nine nights in standard room at Dole, Machhermo, Gokyo (2N), Thangnak, Dzongla, Lobuche,Gorakshep, Pheriche (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, (12 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
  • 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 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
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges(Limit is 9kg per Person)
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot 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 (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.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes

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

Covid-19 updates & safety precaution for Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lake - 15 Days

The classic Everest base camp with one of the World’s highest lake systems “Gokyo Lake” is really something to do on post pandemic, a world renowned tourist destination which will make you gazed in many different places of the journey but is it safe to travel Everest base camp after the corona pandemic?

Answer is yes, it’s safe to travel Everest Base on post covid-19.There are several reasons for EBC to be relatively safer, one of the main reasons is low population density. The nearest city to Everest base camp is Namche Bazar where the population is less than 2000 at 3500 elevation where you’ll be doing social distancing naturally. Furthermore, in the route you won’t find many people as the long trails go for 15 days long. The route consists of notable places like Lukla, Namche bazar, Lobuche, Gorak sheep, Gokyo Lake and so on where the combined population of Area is roughly 4 thousand. You’ll be completely wandering in solace of nature along with our crew ( Trek leaders and porters) who will help you along the way. We understand, it’s been a hard time for everyone so we have made sure you’ll be surrounded by motivational and inspiring aura throughout the journey,

 As per covid-19 safety concerns, here are the following measures we’ve taken to make travel as safe as possible.

  • Our Guides are well trained with Intensive wilderness first Aid
  • Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience who can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction is guaranteed.
  • We'll have High quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the DWT team assisting you.
  • Encouragements and motivation will be everyday perks
  • Food & Accomodation in mountains will be rechecked for extra hygiene.

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. Then the next day, in the early morning we will take a domestic flight to Lukla, approximately 40 minutes.

Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu Flights included in package!

Don't Worry, We'll Pick You!

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

15 days Everest base camp with Gokyo lake trek includes 14 nights lodge to lodge stay at a mountain where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in Everest. We provide Five nights at Lukla, Phakding and Namche (3 N),room with private attached bathroom. Nine nights in standard room at Dole, Machhermo, Gokyo (2N), Thangnak, Dzongla, Lobuche,Gorakshep, Pheriche (twin sharing room )

For solo trekker -a single private room with attached bathroom at Lukla, Namche and Phakding, single private accommodation at in standard room at Dole, Machhermo, Gokyo, Thangnak, Dzongla, Lobuche,Gorakshep, Pheriche.

Two nights Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is not included in the package? Kathmandu has a wide range of hotel for all budgets and your interest. We prefer your choice.

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 with Gokyo lake trek

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.

Temperature- Temperature goes up to 18 degress in the day time and falls down to -10 degress

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 Gokyo lake. This trek is relatively at ease compared to the Everest Base Camp with gokyo lake  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 with goyo lake 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

We organize a group as well as a private trek. The price of group discount is applied with having your own paxes in your group and price will be the same whether group joining or private touring. We are able to lead and handle any size of the participants in a group. There will be a group leader Guide, a porter for every two trekkers and an assistant guide for a group of 12 or above trekking members.

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 meals and 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 lake 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 with Gokyo lakes 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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Everest Base Camp Trek + Gokyo Loop

Tristan
5 - Excellent
10/10/2019

This was my first time trekking with Discovery World Trekking, and I can promise you it won’t be my last. From the moment we arrived in Kathmandu, everything was taken care of for us.Dol, our guide, was beyond amazing and made the trek truly special. His infinite wisdom about Nepal, the Himalayas, and everything in between, made him an incredible resource. Dol and our porter made sure we were well taken care of the entire trip. It was interesting noticing how Discovery seemed to have great relationships with all of the tea houses, because while other trekking groups struggled to nail down accommodations, we never faced such difficulties. We’d arrive, and within minutes we’d be sipping on tea.I can’t stress enough how professional and easy Discovery made this experience. It was great knowing Paul was always available Incase anything came up. If you have the opportunity to trek with Discovery, do not pass it up!

Trekking to Gokyo Ri

Ross
5 - Excellent
03/28/2019

This was our second trip to Nepal and the Khumbu region with Discovery World Trekking. We used Paul and the team again because we were super happy with our last trip up Lobuche East Peak. We've built a good relationship with the team and some of the Sherpa climbing guides and will continue to use Discovery to do future trips and peak climbing in Nepal.

Best experience ever

Voilets
5 - Excellent
03/27/2019

I had one of the best experiences with Discovery World Tracking .Paul who’s a manager gave me a great experience from start to finish, he kept in contact with me for the whole time.As soon as I arrived to Kathmandu two of my guides Manish and Sarus welcomed me and took me to Paul’s office . Paul explained everything about my coming Everest base camp track and made me feel so comfortable about everything . I got super lucky with my guides -Manish and Saroz.Both treated me with so much respect and definitely were a good company during the trek , if I’d be needed anything they would always be there to help me , therefore I’d totally recommended this company , I can guruntee you wouldn’t be disappointed!!And I’m hoping to return soon to do other treks and will definitely be using Discovery World Trekking!

FAQ’s

I have never trek before, can I make it to Everest Base Camp trek with gokyo lake !

Yes, you can. No matter who you are, as long as you are reasonably fit, can walk for 5-6 hours a day and trek/hike few uphills, Discovery World Trekking will support you to the fullest to transform your dream of standing at Everest Base Camp with gokyo lake into reality.

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 shows up).
  • Drink Garlic Soup.

How long do I need to walk per day during my trek to Everest Base Camp trek with gokyo lake?

The hiking will be 5-7 hours a day depending upon the landscape and destination.

How safe is Everest Base Camp trek with gokyo lake?

Discovery World Trekking guarantees 3S for the clients: safety, security and satisfaction. The team members of Discovery World Trekking will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment and first aid kits and they have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick on high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Discovery World Trekking have rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Discovery World Trekking also provides oximeter to monitor oxygen level at high altitude and offers regular health check-up facilities.

How long will it take to reach Everest Base Camp trek with gokyo lake?

It takes 5 to 17 days to reach Base Camp trek with gokyo lake depending upon the mode of transportation and packages of Discovery World Trekking offers.

What are the mode of transportation to reach Everest Base Camp with gokyo lake?

You can either trek on foot or by a helicopter. Discovery World Trekking offers exciting and reasonable Helicopter trek to Everest Base Camp for 5 days and 10 days. Discovery World Trekking can also customize your tour as per your necessity.

Is Lukla Airport convenient for the flight?

Lukla is at 9,500 feet 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 major turbulence, which, though not dangerous, tends to be tough for passengers to endure. However, it is actually the country’s busiest airport serving as the key port of entry and exit for trekkers hoping to ascend Everest. Discovery World Trekking will try to make your flight pleasant in any circumstances.

What if my flight to and from Lukla is cancelled or delayed?

The flights are usually regular between October and May. But due to high altitude, bad weather and unforeseen technical issues, you may experience a delay or cancellation of the flight. On the occurrence of such events, Discovery World Trekking charters a helicopter to make sure you are on the safe schedule either for trek or for your flight back home which would cost extra charge as an unexpected event. However, if the visibility is less than 1,500 meters, it is unable to operate helicopter facilities and Discovery World Trekking will reschedule the flight.

What is the elevation of Everest Base Camp trek with gokyo lake ?

The Mount Everest Base Camp elevation is 17,600 feet (or 5,364m). You will start the trek after flying into Lukla which is 9,383 feet (or 2,845m). Most trekkers have the hike to Kala Patthar for sunrise or sunset view 18,514 feet (5,550m).

Do I need any permits before starting the trek to Everest Base Camp trek with gokyo lake?

You need Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) card and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. Discovery World Trekking will help you with all those necessary paperworks and let you enjoy your holidays to the fullest.

Do I need Travel Insurance to trek in Everest Region?

You need travel insurance prior to booking the trek which must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for trekking members, which should be provided to us before you start your trekking. Discovery World Trekking will help you to get a travel insurance for potential altitude sickness and unforeseen events due to sudden climate change.

What about the Insurance of guides and porters?

Yes, Discovery World Trekking ensures the expenses for insurance of its guides, porters and all the crews along with meals, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.

Is there any age limit or criteria for trekking to Everest Base Camp trek with gokyo lake?

There is not an age limit but Discovery World Trekking does not recommend children to climb high altitude as this may have severe effects on a child's health. However, you need to be in good physique with 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). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination. However, the weight limit on flights to the Everest region, basically to Lukla is a total of 10 kgs and you need to pay extra amount per kg for the excess baggage. Discovery World Trekking pays upto 5 kgs of extra baggage making your total to 15 kgs.

What is the weather condition at Everest Base Camp trek with gokyo lake?

Weather on the trail to Everest Base Camp trek with gokyo lake is always changing and impossible to predict. Here is a list of probable temperature and weather conditions in each month.

Month Temperature Weather and Nature 
JanuaryMax 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 snow falls 
April Max 10°C in the daytime to min -5°C in a night Moderate temperature with amazing landscape, rhododendron and wildflowers 
MayMax 15°C in the daytime to min 0°C in a night Days are still long, warm, and sunny 
JuneMax 16°C in the daytime to min -1°C in a night Rainy season 
July Max 15°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night Hot and humid 
Auguest 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 in a night Stable weather condition 
November Max 6°C in the daytime to min -12°C in a night Days are sunny and bright, cold during the night, sleeping bag is most. 
December Max 4°C in the daytime to min -14°C in a night Foggy and cloudy weather 

Does Everest Base Camp trekking with gokyo lake require Immunization Certificate?

No, you don’t and that is not mandatory. But if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, let your trip planner know about this.

Documents that I need to bring for trekking to Everest Base Camp

You need to submit the following documents after the advance payment deposit and all the documents should be sent via Email.

  • A copy of passport,
  • Passport size photos,
  • Flight details,
  • Copy of travel insurance (it has to cover heli rescue and medical evacuation).

What are the arrangements for night stay during the trek?

For the Everest Base Camp trekking with gokyo lake, you will be staying at teahouses/lodges, generally offering twin sharing room and healthy local foods. Generally, the toilets are outside the room or the house in a squat form. Hot showers/running water are available at extra cost in most of the places.

Is meal easily available on the trek to Everest Base Camp trek with gokyo lake?

The meal on this trek is very convenient but not as in cities. Along with Western meals, chapati, rice, local tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, various soups like Sherpa stew steaks, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles and thukpa are amazing himalayan cuisines for the trekkers. Discovery World Trekking will arrange meal in special areas for its clients.

What types of liquid do I need to drink at high altitude?

Garlic soup is must while trekking. Discovery World Trekking recommend trekkers to drink green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon and ginger tea. However, it is better to avoid alcohol and alcoholic beverages, caffeinated items and hot-chocolates at high altitude.

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. Discovery World Trekking regards its clients as its family. So, Discovery World Trekking will facilitate you with medical kits and other safety concern to avoid altitude sickness and other probable sicknesses.

Is there pick service by the Company?

You will see personal representative of Discovery World Trekking welcoming you outside the arrival lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport with your name pamphlets on her/his hand. S/he will take you to your selected hotel on private transportation conveniently.

I am a vegetarian. Am I supposed to get enough meal on my trek?

Discovery World Trekking won’t recommend non-veg items because the meat in such places may not hygienic and healthy. Discovery World Trekking also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. So, our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Discovery World Trekking offers cancellation and refund facilities. You need to visit Discovery World Trekking’s individual tour packages for more information.

What is the booking and payment method for Everest Base Camp trek gokyo lake?

You need to pay 10% in advance and rest of the amount can be paid after your arrival in Nepal. We accept Credit Card, however, you will be charged extra amount as service fee by the bank. So, Discovery World Trekking recommend you to pay in Cash to enjoy the benefit of discount. Any currency is accepted.

Do I need to tip my porter and guide?

Your porters are a big reason why you got a chance to feel something very few can have. Apart from guiding and carrying your necessities and being mindful of your safety, they want to see you happily succeeded more than anyone like family and help you successfully complete the trek safely. So, your tips reflect gratitude towards them. So, tipping is a recommended culture for porters and guide in Nepal as a gesture of thankfulness.

How is the drinking water in the trails to Everest Base Camp trek with gokyo lake?

Bottled water is easily available at low cost. But you can not use plastic bottles in Everest region. So, they do not sell plastic bottled mineral water. You need to drink mineral water or boiled filtre water in those areas. It is better to use water purification drops and tablets which you can either bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Discovery World Trekking also provide water purifier pills.

What is the level of trekking to Everest Base Camp trek with gokyo lake?

The level is more difficult than other trekking programmes. However, Discovery World Trekking tries its best to make the journey as easy, adventurous and joyful as possible.

Can I buy the gear in Nepal and sell it afterwards?

Discovery World Trekking will introduce to dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. You can also barter those gears at the knock-off places but be sure you keep the receipt safely. Moreover, you can rent the needed gears if you do not want to buy them.

Is there Wi-Fi on the trek?

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

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