Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Lakes Trek

Gokyo Lake View
Mt. Ama Dablam
Gokyo Lake
Duration18 Days
Trip GradeTechnical Challenging
Maximum Altitude5,545m
Group Size1-25
Travel StyleEbc Gokyo Trek
Best TimeSpring & Autumn


Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lakes passing Cho La Pass is one of the most popular and renowned trekking routes in the Everest Region. The trek covers the pristine Gokyo lakes, glaciers, snowy peaks, and the world’s highest mountains in the Everest Region

The 18-day Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek is one of the best adventures that cannot be beaten and is nestled in a hidden valley in the Khumbu region. The journey began with the 30-minute dramatic and scenic flight from Kathmandu to the world’s most extreme airport, Lukla Airport. The trail passes through the deep forest of rhododendrons, Junipers, Fir, and Pine, along with several waterfalls, Sherpa villages, and thrilling suspension bridges. 

Experiencing the stunning mountain views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and many more gorgeous snowy peaks. Passing the Tengboche monastery and getting a blessing from the Buddhist Lama would make your trip more treasured. 

Kalapatthar and Gokyo Ri offer you fascinating 360-degree mountain views, whereas Cho La Pass reminds you that adventure is an easy task. Reaching the foothills of the world’s highest mountains and enjoying the unforgettable journey of the Everest Circuit trek with the help of the Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek map or Gokyo Lake Trek map. 

We have designed our Ebc Gokyo trek itinerary, including enough acclimatization days that will help you to pause and relish the phenomenal landscapes and embrace the heart-welcoming hospitality from the local sherpas. Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes trek are the most famous trekking packages in the Himalayas. And why not? This trek has all the best hospitality, scenery, and tranquility one needs to escape from their busy life. 

We offer different Everest Base Camp Trek that you can check out in our trekking in the Everest region section. Likewise, we offer genuine Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek prices without risking safety. To know more in detail about a tailor-made Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek itinerary like the 15-day EBC and Gokyo trek or the cost of the Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek, feel free to contact us anytime.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes Trek

  • A glimpse of Nepalese art, culture, architecture, history, and religion during the city excursion, which includes Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, and Swyambhunath Stupa. 
  • Short, scenic, and dramatic flight to the world’s most dangerous airport in Luka. 
  • Trekking to the lush green forest of Sagarmatha National Park, encountering exotic fauna and stunning terrain. 
  • Passing several Sherpa villages and getting to know more about their lifestyle, culture, and practices. 
  • Acclimatize to the famous and vibrant Sherpa capital in Namche Bazaar and enjoy the lavish and classy hospitality at the foothills of the highest mountains. 
  • Exploring the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery. 
  • Explore the turquoise, pristine Gokyo lakes. 
  • Prayer wheels, prayer flags, stone walls, stupas, and much more Buddhist correspondence are on the way. 
  • Explore Everest Base Camp, Gorak Shep, and its surroundings. 
  • Stunning views of mountains from both Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar Viewpoints. 
  • Experience the most adventurous pass in the Khumbu region; Cho La passes above 5,400 m. 


3S: Safety, Success, and Satisfaction

Booking an Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes Trek package with Mystic Adventure Holidays offers superior service and benefits. Here's why:
Planning your trip with Mystic Adventure Holidays means paying the lowest cost with no commission fees. Additionally, you'll benefit from:

  • Client Safety: Our trips are organized with the utmost safety in mind.
  • Best Price Guarantee: Ensuring you get the best value.
  • Free Transfers: Complimentary airport-to-hotel and return transfers in a private vehicle.
  • Expert Guides: Trained, government-licensed local guides with extensive route knowledge.
  • Support for Locals: Helping local communities earn a living through tourism.
  • Health Monitoring: Oximeters to monitor oxygen levels during high-altitude EBC treks.
  • Medical Preparedness: Guides equipped with medical kits to handle any situations that may arise. 
  • Essential Gear: Arrangements for sleeping bags and down jackets.
  • Free Storage: Secure storage at our office for extra luggage during your tour.
  • Convenience: Duffel bags for transferring items to be carried during the journey.
  • Porter Service: A free porter to help carry your heavy bags.

By choosing Mystic Adventure Holidays, you ensure a safe, successful, and satisfying adventure in the Himalayas.


At Mystic Adventure Holidays, our intention is always to follow the Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Lakes Trek Itinerary. However, due to the nature of travel, we may need to make slight changes because of unforeseen circumstances such as weather-related cancellations or delays of domestic flights, natural disasters like landslides, newly enacted laws, political unrest, or trekkers' health issues, including altitude sickness. While the itinerary is brief and fixed, it also includes flexible areas. Therefore, we advise travelers to allow a few extra days in Nepal.

We highly recommend that you arrive one day before the trip starts to rest and purchase any necessary clothing, gear, and equipment for the hike. You can also use this extra day for a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, acclimatizing, or rescheduling international flights in case of potential weather delays or domestic flight cancellations.

We appreciate your flexibility and look forward to providing you with an unforgettable adventure!

It is our regular day-to-day itinerary if you are looking for a customized itinerary. Don't hesitate to contact us.

Trip PlanExpand all

Nepal's capital city, Kathmandu, is situated in a valley encircled on all sides by gorgeous verdant hills. Let's say you arrive via the Airways. With our corporate flag flying, the Mystic Adventure Vacations representative will be in the airport terminal. Culture of Nepal"Namaste" (which means "I greet the god within you") is said with the palms of one's hands pressed together in front of the chest. Together with garlands, red tika (tilak) on your forehead, and khadas (Buddhist shawls) or garlands, there can be a bow or nod of the head, depending on the status of the person you are welcoming. When someone enters in Nepal, garlands and tilak are considered a sign of honor to extend a sincere greeting. Our representative will greet you, drop you off at your hotel, and assist you with the entire check-in process. Our agent will greet you at your destination if you arrive by car.

There aren't any events scheduled for you. You are free to rest and go exploring if you'd like to see what's around you. Spend the night in a Kathmandu hotel

You may have learned how to say "Namaste" or "Dhanyabad" to someone when you first arrived in Nepal, but you should be aware that this ancient civilization, rich in history and culture, still adheres to its own set of beliefs and customs centuries after it was founded. Here is a collection of social graces that are specific to Nepal that may come in handy during your trips there to help you avoid being impolite and embarrassing in public. Nepal's roads are incredibly unreliable. There are often many traffic bottlenecks on roads since they are often used. Most places also lack traffic lights, so you have to rely on the hand signals made by the traffic police when you're driving. 
visiting places of worship and UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • Swoyambhu Nath Stupa
  • Boudhnath Stupa
  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square 
  • Patan Durbar Square
Max Altitude: 1,350m Meals: Welcome DinnerAccommodation: Apsara Boautique HotelDuration: 30-45 minDistance: 6km

Today's sightseeing tour in Kathmandu will give you a good insight into Nepali art and architecture. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath. All of these monuments hold great importance in the history of Nepal. Later in the evening, you will meet with the trek guide and have a quick briefing session about the trek.

Max Altitude: 1,350m Meals: BreakfastAccommodation: Apsara Boautique HotelDuration: Full day

After early morning breakfast, you will take a short 30-minute flight to the starting point of the trek, Lukla. The flight offers stunning aerial views of the Himalayan mountains. Upon landing at the Lukla airport, meet with the porters and begin descending towards Phakding village. It will be a three-hour trek today. The trail goes along the Dudh Koshi River and lush forests. 

Max Altitude: 2,840m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard Tea HouseDuration: 25-30 min flight & 3-4 hrs trekDistance: 142 km

We will register our permits and begin trekking towards the Namche Bazar. By crossing the Hillary Bridge, you will enter the national park. The trial offers frequent glimpses of Mt. Everest. Along the way, you pass by many small villages and waterfalls. The route to Namche Bazar steeply ascends through dense forests, crossing many suspension bridges and streams.

Max Altitude: 3,440m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard Tea HouseDuration: 5-6 hrsDistance: 9 km

Today is our first rest day to acclimatize our body with the elevation. We will spend the day exploring the village and going on a half-day hike to The Everest View Hotel, which offers breathtaking views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. Likewise, we can also hike to Khumjung village, where you can visit the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. Later, spend the evening mingling with Sherpas.

Max Altitude: 3,880m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard Tea HouseDuration: Full Day

The trail from Namche Bazar ascends through beautiful rhododendron forests and picturesque mountain villages. You can see a range of mountain views along the way. The view of Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Thamserku is impressive as you approach Dole village. The trail passes the Gokyo River and takes you to your last destination for the day.

Max Altitude: 4,200m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard Tea HouseDuration: 5-6 hrsDistance: 9 km

We will ascend higher as we see the beautiful meadows where yaks are pastured and trails are covered with Buddhist prayers flags and shrines. We can also see the first glimpse of Mt. Cho Oyu at 8,188 m (the sixth-highest mountain). The trail passes through the small villages of Lapahrma and following the valley takes you to the beautiful Machhermo village. 

Max Altitude: 4,470m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard Tea HouseDuration: 4-5 hrsDistance: 6-7 km

This day will be the first glimpse of the Gokyo Lakes system after an hour and 30 minutes of trekking from Machhermo. The trail passes through the elevated grazing land that takes you to Phanga. It's a memorial to people who lost their lives during the landslides, which can be seen from this place. After crossing a small iron bridge at the end of the Ngozumpa glacier, you will meet the first lake and the following second lake, and finally arrive at the pristine crystal main lake. The landscapes, scenery, lakes, peaks, and small settlements are stunning.


Max Altitude: 4,790m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard Tea HouseDuration: 4-5 hrsDistance: 7 km

Today is like an acclimatization day, where we will hike to Gokyo Ri and come back to the same place for a night's stay. You have to hike for like 3hr to reach the top of the Gokyo Ri, which offers panoramic mountain views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and many more snowy peaks along with the magical Ngozumpa glacier and lakes. Gokyo Ri is also considered one of the best viewpoints in Nepal. 


Max Altitude: 4,790m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard Tea HouseDuration: 4-5 hrsDistance: 2 km

This morning, after breakfast, we will hike on the Ngozumpa glacier as our trail becomes rocky and mixed with ascending and descending parts. We will be walking down to the valley of Gokyo, where you can experience the yak grazing lands, moraine, and glacier trail. The short hike to Thangnak will end and we will prepare for the early morning Cho La pass

Max Altitude: 4,700m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard Tea HouseDuration: 3 hrsDistance: 5 km

Early in the morning, we have to get up early and get ready for today's hike to Cho La Pass. This day would be quite difficult as we would need to cross the Cho La pass and walk above the frozen ice and glaciers. After a couple of hours of hiking, we will reach the top of the Cho La Pass which offers stunning views of Cholatse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Cho La Lake as well. From here, we kept moving downhill on rocky trails and glaciers and reached Dzongla for the stay. 

Max Altitude: 5,420m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard Tea HouseDuration: 7-9 hrsDistance: 9-10 km

Again, the air becomes thin from here onwards as you again enter above 5,000 m. Likewise, the landscape becomes more bare and desolate. The trail gradually passes through the Khumbu valley towards Lobuche village, a small village in the foothills of the Lobuche peak. 

Max Altitude: 4,910m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard Tea HouseDuration: 3-4 hrsDistance: 7-8 km

It is another big day. The trail finally takes you to the EBC. Leaving Lobuche behind, you will ascend and reach Gorak Shep. Making your way through the Khumbu Glacier, you will walk on boulders, loose rocks, and small craters. 

Upon reaching Everest Base Camp, you will feel a great sense of achievement and see mountaineers getting ready to push toward the top of Mt. Everest. You will not see the top of Everest from its base camp because other giant mountains cover it. Spend some time here and descend to Gorak Shep to spend the night. 

Max Altitude: 5,364m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard Tea HouseDuration: 6-7 hrsDistance: 8 km

Today, we will wake up early in the morning and hike to the famous Kala Patthar to witness gorgeous sunrises and 360-degree views of snowy peaks like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, and Changtse. After taking some pictures and resting, we will descend to Pheriche. 

Max Altitude: 5,545m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard Tea HouseDuration: 8 hrsDistance: 14 km

The trail retraces its steps back to Namche Bazar. You will trek through lush forests and remote villages. Here, you will get to visit the largest monastery in the Khumbu region, the Tengboche Monastery. You can explore the monastery before coming back to Namche. Rest and relax in Namche Bazar. Enjoy the mountain lifestyle and coffee shops and restaurants. 

Max Altitude: 3,440m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard Tea HouseDuration: 8 hrsDistance: 18 kilometers

After having breakfast, you will follow a steep downhill route through dense forests, crossing many suspension bridges and villages to reach Monjo. The trail then passes by Phakding village and ascends to Lukla.

Max Altitude: 2,840m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard Guest HouseDuration: 8 hrsDistance: 18 km

Another scenic flight from Lukla will take you back to Kathmandu. The flight will be short. You will have an entire day in Kathmandu to explore tourist sites, shop, and relax. Farewell dinner in the evening.

We suggest you manage one extra day for contingency. If the flight from Lukla does not get delayed or you do not see any unforeseen adverse weather on the trail, then you will have one extra day in Kathmandu to enjoy and explore.

Max Altitude: 1,350m Meals: BreakfastAccommodation: Apsara Boautique HotelDuration: 25-30 minDistance: 138 km

Here concludes the journey. Today, it is time for you to return home. Our Mystic Adventure Holidays airport representative will send you off 3.5 hours prior to your arrival in Kathmandu, following a traffic jam that we observe, and upon your arrival. will assist you with check-out and transport you to the airport before the time of your flight. Time has come to bid Dieu. We dress you in traditional khada in anticipation of your safe journey and good fortune.

It's time to say farewell. We put you in traditional khada for good luck and a safe flight. Thank you so much for giving me a chance to plan your trip. I am glad to be part of your Nepal journey. I hope you have a wonderful time in Nepal. see you again, Nepal, once, but never enough. Have a safe flight back to your home. Best wishes from Mystic Adventure Holidays.

Max Altitude: 1350m Meals: BreakfastDuration: 30-45 minDistance: 6km
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  • Airport Pick-up and drop-off by private vehicles ( both domestic and international arrivals and departures)
  • Welcome dinner with a culture show program in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu Valley Excursion with tour guide and private transportation
  • 3X-night Night Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu (Apsara Boutique Hotel) or (Kantipur Village Hotel) similar standard 
  • Full board meals (14 days breakfast, lunch, and dinner), 3 x tea or coffee per day during the trekking, and (day 12: one Breakfast at Lukla) 
  • Round-trip flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla Village or from Ramechhap to Lukla (during the peak season)
  • Best available tea house accommodations with twin sharing room during the trekking
  • Professional, experienced, certified, and English-speaking trekking guide for your entire trekking
  • A porter for the two trekkers (an extra 25 USD per day for a solo traveler)
  • Food, Accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicines, and insurance for trekking staff
  • Seasonal fruits during the treks after dinner
  • All the necessary permits and entrance fees during the trekking (National Park Entrance + Municipality Entrance)
  • Our trekking leader or guide is carrying a medical kit.
  • Mystic Adventure Holidays T-shirt Trip Map, Nice Design Cup as a Souvenir
  • Mystic Adventure Holidays provides a duffel Bag for putting your things while carrying by Porter (Porter Carry max. -25kg)
  • Trip achievement certificate 
  • All the government taxes and operating charges of the company
  • International flight tickets 
  • City sightseeing entrance fees 
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking equipment and gear
  • Nepal Arrival Visa: learn more about the visa for Nepal 
  • Tips for your trek guide (Expected at the end of the trek)
  • Tips for porters and drivers (expected)
  • Your travel and rescue insurance, Helicopter rescue, and insurance-related things (Travel and rescue insurance (Mandatory))
  • Mineral water, soft drinks, hard drinks, showers in the mountains, laundry, and your expenses during the entire Nepal trip
  • Extra-night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary (payment once when starting trip, no refund)
  • Donations for local people, hospitals, and schools (not compulsory)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Compulsory to Tips For Guide and supporting staff (minimum . 10% of Paying amount)
  • All the expenses, i.e., those not mentioned in the included section
  • Noted: In case you want to cancel or return something that happened on the mountain, you don't get a refund Check the terms and conditions 
Route Map
Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek
Altitude Chart
Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek
Dates & Availability

Below is our regular Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary. You can tailor-make the itinerary if you want. We organize private treks too.


Essential Info

Everest Circuit Trek terrain & difficulty 

Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes Trek is a slightly strenuous trek with a fair share of challenging steep ascends and descends. Mind you, descents are as difficult as ascents, so don't take it lightly and be careful on the track. You will be walking 6 to 7 hours a day at a minimum; therefore, you have to be in good health and fitness. 

The trail winds through dense forests and the region gets remote with an increase in elevation. You have to walk in thin air before touching EBC and Gokyo Ri, which can get challenging for some trekkers. Along with that, you always have to look for altitude sickness and make sure you do not get any symptoms. You can learn more about altitude sickness here.

Everest Circuit Trek permit

After decentralization, you no longer need a TIMS card to trek in the Everest region. Now, you will need a Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and a Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit as an Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek permit.

  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance permit cost: NPR 2000 per person 
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit cost: NPR 3000 per person

You can get both of these permits from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or Monjo.

*Note: If you are trekking from Jiri, then you will need an extra permit called the Gaurishankar Conservation Area permit, which costs $3000 per person.

Everest Gokyo Lakes trek price

We Mystic Adventure Holidays offer you a price of US$1750 for the trek of the Everest Gokyo Lakes. There is a discount for the group too, so choose us for your dream adventure. 

The Best time to go on the Everest Circuit Trek

To enjoy the trek to its fullest, you have to trek in spring and autumn. Spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) are the best times of the year to go on Everest Circuit Trekking. These seasons have moderate climates and stable weather. 

The trail sees hundreds of flowers bloom in the spring. Autumn adds the warmth of festivity to the environment as the Nepalese celebrate their biggest festivals in this season. 

The winter Trek in the Everest Region is possible, but you have to be well prepared to face cold and possible trail blockage. The monsoon is not a good time of year to trek to the Everest region. However, with less expectation of mountain views and slippery trails, you can still trek during this season as well. 

Food & Accommodations during the Everest Circuit Trek

Everest Circuit Trekking route is one of the most developed trekking routes in the Himalayas; therefore, you will get both luxury and budget-friendly accommodations. Our Everest Gokyo Lake Trek package includes a lodge stay. The rooms will be small, with limited furniture and a double bed. Likewise, the washroom will be shared or private, depending upon the lodge. 

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the trek. The food will be served as per the menu of the lodge. You can get dishes like rice, curries, momo, noodles, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, soup, toast, eggs, meat, veggies, porridge, bakery items, tea, coffee, Thukpa, etc. 

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Distance & Trekking Days

The trek covers 137 Km in total during the journey. You will walk 6 to 12 km each day to reach and safely return to your country within 14 days. You can enjoy your trek with a guide, porters, and fellow travelers.

We start our trek by eating a light breakfast and stopping for lunch at midday. We will reach our estimated hotel in the early evening and you can spend the rest of the day exploring nearby places or simply resting in your hotel rooms. 

 Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Weather and temperature

The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is a high-altitude area where weather conditions are unpredictable. Below is a brief overview of the average weather and temperatures in the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek.

  • Spring season: During the spring season, the daytime temperature ranges from 14 to 16 degrees Celsius and the nighttime temperature ranges from 0 to -2 degrees Celsius.
  • Monsoon season: During the monsoon season, the normal temperature at daytime is 22 degrees Celsius and the temperature at nighttime is 4 degrees Celsius.
  • Autumn season: The daytime temperature is around 17 degrees Celsius and the nighttime temperature is -8 degrees Celsius.
  • Winter season: The winter season is cold, especially in the Himalayan region, like Everest base camp and its areas. The daytime temperature is -5 degrees Celsius and the nighttime temperature is -15 degrees Celsius.

Flight, transportation, and luggage for the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

When going on the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, you should be serious about flight prebookings, transportation planning, and luggage packing. Below is some useful information regarding flight transportation and luggage for the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek.

  • International and internal Flights: If you are traveling from abroad, then you will need a visa and passport to enter Nepal. Visa on arrival is only for some countries. So, check your eligibility for the visa on arrival before booking the flight. You can carry 23 kg, including your hold baggage and hand luggage, on your international flight. If you choose to travel to Lukla via flight, then you can carry up to 15 kg for the internal flights. For the extra weight of the duffel bag or day pack, you have to pay an extra amount of money.
  • Luggage needed for the trek: You must have a duffel bag of 80L capacity and a 50-65L backpack is enough for carrying essential equipment like gear and other items. Typically, the porter will carry the duffel bag while you are responsible for carrying your backpack. You may need a small, 20–30-liter day backpack to carry your essentials during the day’s hike.

 Everest Gokyo Lake Trek altitude sickness

High-altitude sickness is common in high-altitude areas like the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek. So, you need to prepare yourself for the coming challenges and possible altitude-related risks. If you face symptoms like shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite, erratic Sleep, or insomnia, you must report it to your trekking leaders and guide. 

Acclimatization helps your body adjust to a new altitude and environment. In case of any emergencies, descend to the lower altitudes quickly. You can prevent these symptoms by slowing ascent, taking rest while climbing, sleeping at lower altitudes, staying hydrated, and having nutritious foods.

 Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Trekking grade

The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is a strenuous level of trek. Some key factors contributing to the difficulty of the Gokyo Lake Trek are higher altitude levels of up to 5,357 meters, paths with steep ascents and descents, rocky trails, glaciers, long walking hours, basic accommodations, and so on. While preparing for the challenges, adequate acclimatization, a good level of physical fitness, and proper gear can help overcome the challenges.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Toilet and shower facilities

The toilet facilities on the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek are basic, like traditional squat-type toilets. In some newly built houses, you can see the western-style flush toilets. Bring your toilet paper, as there may not be toilet paper available in some teahouses. Moreover, hot shower facilities are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara valleys, along with lower-altitude areas like Lukla and Namche Bazaar

When you go to higher altitudes, the same hot shower may be expensive for you. At places near the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, there may not be available shower facilities. You have to shower by using buckets. And in some teahouses, there may be a cold shower option only.

 Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Telephone, Internet, and Electricity

In most of the teahouses, you can find the electricity generated from the solar panels. Charging facilities may be available; it is better to carry a power bank for your convenience. In terms of internet facilities, you can get internet facilities, just like charging facilities, in the lower altitudes. 

However, it may be difficult to find reliable internet facilities. For telephone facilities, buy a local sim card before going for the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek. Just keep in mind that the local SIM card may not work in some places. 

Trekking Equipments required for Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

The following equipment is needed during your trek to Everest Gokyo Lake Trek: 

  • Clothes: The essential clothes include Thermal tops and leggings (3+ sets), trekking trousers (2 pairs), underwear (minimum 3 pairs), Trekking socks (4+ pairs),  Light gloves, a Sunhat with ear protection, a Waterproof jacket and trousers, Insulating jacket (down or synthetic) and so on. 
  • Essentials like water bottles, headlamps with spare batteries, Sunglasses and hard case, Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF, Toiletries and towels, Basic first aid kit, Trekking poles, and so on. 
  • Sturdy trekking boots with ankle support
  • A 35-45L day backpack for daily use and a duffel bag of 80L capacity
  • Season sleeping bag and sleeping pad for insulation, warmth, and comfort. 

 Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Trek Customize Itineraries and Trip Extensions

The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek itinerary can be customized and trips can be extended further based on your preferences and fitness level. The customization of the trek itinerary means extra days for acclimatization days, side trips to nearby landmarks, and so on. 

The trip extensions include visiting the nearby villages, monasteries, or viewpoints, or even extending your trek to include other destinations. As a mystic adventure representative, we will organize, customize, and extend your trekking journey through the Himalayas. 

Group Leader and Crew in the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Our certified trekking guide will assist you during your Everest-Gokyo Lake trek. We also provide sherpa staff for carrying your heavy baggage and one porter will carry the luggage of two guests. 

Tips to make the Everest Gokyo Lakes trek smooth

  • Doble checks all the gear and clothing before embarking on the trek.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and fill it in the lodges or tea shops along the route. It will save you a lot of money and also keep the environment clean.
  • You may not find ATMs beyond Namche Bazar, so withdraw enough cash to use further on the trail.
  • Do know that you may have to pay a few extra bucks to use services like WiFi, hot showers, and charging booths at some places.
  • Carry a Nepali SIM card to use cellular data on the way (the network may not be stable all the time).
  • Carry extra batteries or a solar charger.
  • You can tip any amount you like to the crew members. To give you a general idea, this is what we recommend: USD 150 to 200 to the porter & guide, USD 5 to the tour guide, and USD 2 to the driver.
  • Always walk on the mountainside, especially when yaks and mules are passing by.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Hydration is the key to avoiding altitude sickness.
  • Always say namaste to the locals, touching both palms and bending a little.
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