Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Lake

Duration: 13 Days   |   Based on 2 Reviews   |   Trip Photos  |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Transport: Aeroplane / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 2-20 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 5,420 meters

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Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake Itinerary is a unique blend of Himalayan adventure that explores two of the major highlights of the Khumbu region. This epic Himalayan adventure doesn't only take you on the exploration of the highest base camp in the world, Everest Base Camp [5,364 meters/ 17,598 feet], but it also introduces you to the highest freshwater lake system in the entire world, Gokyo Lakes situated at the altitude between 4,700 meters to 5,000 meters (15,400 feet to 16,400 feet).

After exploring the remote and secluded bits of the Gokyo Valley during the first part of your adventure. You will then traverse across one of the highest Himalayan passes, Cho La Pass [5,420 meters/ 17,782 feet], to reach the foot base of the highest snow-clad peak in the world, Mt. Everest [8,848 meters/ 29,031 feet). Bit unique from your regular Himalayan adventures, Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek combines the unique beauty of both the popular Khumbu Valley and the remote Gokyo Valley in a single itinerary.

If you want to take part in an extensive exploration of two fascinating valleys in the Everest region, traversing across the protected Sagarmatha National Park (est 1976), experiencing the unique culture-traditions of the Sherpa communities, and enjoying the epic Himlayan vistas, there isn’t a better deal than this.

Highlights

Lukla Airport: The Gateway to Everest Region

  • Exploration of the two of most fascinating valleys in the Everest region, Gokyo Valley and Khumbu Valley
  • The highest base camp adventure in the world, Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters), and the highest freshwater lake system in the world, Gokyo Lakes (4,700 meters- 5,000 meters)
  • Rare species of the Himalayan flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park (est 1976)
  • Picturesque views of the Himalayan peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and other surrounding peaks
  • The biggest monastery in the Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery
  • The longest glacier, Ngozumpa Glacier, and the largest glacier, Khumbu Glacier, of the Himalayas
  • Opportunity to experience authentic Sherpa communities, their culture, traditions, lifestyle, and hospitality.

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 1 Fly from Kathmandu[1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet] to Lukla [2,800 meters/ 9,186 feet] and trek to Phakding [2,610 meters/ 8,562 feet]

    Elevation Gain: 1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet

    Flight Duration: 35 minutes

    Trek Duration: 3 hours

    You will start the first day of your incredible Himalayan trekking adventure with a scenic flying experience from Kathmandu to Lukla. This cross-valley flight over the high hills and forests will also provide you with the opportunity to enjoy the mesmerizing aerial views of the mountain range in the Himalayas.

    After landing at Lukla, you will meet the remaining members of the crew and prepare for the trek to Phakding. Making descend from Lukla, you will head down to the riverbase of the Dudh Koshi River. From here, you will trek through the Chaurikharka Village and follow the gradual trail stretching through Dudh Koshi Ghat to Phakding.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge/Hotel
    • Place: Lukla
    • Altitude: 2,800 meters
  • Day 2 Trek to Namche [3,440 meters/ 11,286 feet]

    Elevation Gain: 830 meters/ 2,723 feet

    Trek Duration: 6 hours

    After breakfast, you will prepare for the scenic trekking route up ahead in your Phakding to Namche trail. You will take the path to the north bank of the Dudh Koshi River and cross several suspension bridges in the region, including the popular Hillary Suspension Bridge, the highest suspension bridge in the Everest region.

    You will then make your way toward the Jorsale Village, south of the Namche Bazaar, and Monjo, the checkpoint of the Sagarmatha National Park. Then, following the gradually ascending trail across the lush forested trails, you will reach the Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar. You will be able to catch the first incredible views of Everest as you move along this trekking route to Namche.

    • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
    • Altitude: 3,440 meters
  • Day 3 Acclimatization Day at Namche

    At Namche, you have reached an altitude of 3,440 meters, so it is necessary for you to adapt to the new altitude, moving to further altitudes in your journey. Namche Bazaar is the perfect acclimatization destination; there are several incredible hiking options near this vibrant town, like Everest View Hotel, Khumjung and Khunde Villages, Sagarmatha National Park Visitor Center and Syangboche Airstrip.

    After a morning hike, you can take it easy for the rest of the day; there is a lot to see and explore in this charming, high-altitude town. If it's Saturday, you will also be able to witness the incredible weekly market of the region known as ‘Haat Bazaar’.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
    • Place: Namche
    • Altitude: 3,440 meters
  • Day 4 Trek from Namche to Dole [4,200 meters/ 13,779 feet]

    Elevation Gain: 760 meters/ 2,493 feet

    Trek Duration: 5 hours

    It's time to move along with your exploration of the Gokyo trekking route. Today, after breakfast, you will head toward Dole, where the path separates between the classical Everest Base Camp Trekking route and Gokyo Lake. In your regular trekking route, you head toward Tengboche instead of Dole.

    The path generally from Namche to Dole is rocky-rugged and has several steep sections. After trekking for about three hours, you will then arrive at the Mong La Pass [3,957 meters/ 12,982 feet]. From this pass, you will be able to catch the stunning views of Khumbila, Ama Dablam, and other surrounding peaks. Continuing with your scenic trail, you will traverse across the charming pine and rhododendron forests as you trek past the Photse Tenga Villag at the riverside to reach Dole. This will be your resting destination tonight.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
    • Place: Dole
    • Altitude: 4,200 meters
  • Day 5 Trek from Dole to Macchermo [4,470 meters/ 14,665]

    Elevation Gain: 270 meters/ 885 feet

    Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

    Continuing with the path toward Gokyo, you will ascend even higher on this day’s trekking adventure. Enjoying the magnificent views of the Thamserku, Kantega, and Cho Oyu in the background, you will traverse across the summer pasture lands. During the summer season, these pastures are lush and green, and you will see the dotted yaks spread across the wide pastures as you make your way through.

    Then, from here, your trekking trail rises above the soaring Dudh Koshi River, and you trek on the hillside across charming settlements like Lapahrma and Luja Villages before reaching Machhermo.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
    • Place: Macchermo
    • Altitude: 4,470 meters
  • Day 6 Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo Lake [4,790 meters/ 15,715 feet]

    Elevation Gain: 320 meters/ 1,049 feet

    Trek Duration: 4 hours

    On this day’s exciting trekking adventure, you will trek toward the first main objective of this incredible Himalayan adventure. Trekking on the ascending route to a ridge, you will trek past the ridge to enter the valley, enjoying the spectacular views of Cho Oyu, Thamserku, and Kantega.

    After crossing Pangka, you will then head toward Nzogumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the entire country. This pristine glacier originates in Tibet on the foothills of the Cho Oyu and moves all the way down to the Gokyo Valley. You will first reach the Longpongo, the first of the Gokyo Lakes, and head toward the second lake Taboche Tsho. Then, a short hike from here will take you to the Gokyo Tsho; the Gokyo Village is situated at the banks of this third pristine lake and is one of the highest settlements in Nepal.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
    • Place: Gokyo Lake
    • Altitude: 4,790 meters
  • Day 7 Hike to Gokyo-Ri [5,357 meters/ 17,575 feet] and trek to Dragnak [4,700 meters/ 15,419 feet]

    Elevation Gain: 567 meters/ 1,860 feet

    Trek Duration: 4-5 hours

    Today, you will hike to the highest elevation point of the Gokyo Valley, Gokyo-Ri, for an incredible sunrise view. Although this early morning hike can be slightly physically demanding, from the top, you will be able to witness the magnificent beauty of the four of the 8,000-meter class mountains, like Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu, including several other 6,000-7,000 meter class peaks.

    After enjoying the epic views from this vantage point, you will make your descent to the Dragnak. The distance between Gokyo Ri and Dragnak is about 7-8 km, and you will take across the moraines of the Ngozumpa Glacier to reach the high-altitude village.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
    • Place: Dragnak
    • Altitude: 4,700 meters
  • Day 8 Trek to Dzongla [4,800 meters/ 15,748 feet] over Cho La Pass [5,420 meters/ 17,782 feet]

    Elevation Gain: 720 meters/ 2,362 feet

    Trek Duration: 7-8 hours

    This day’s trekking adventure is particularly thrilling and challenging as you trek over one of the highest Himalayan passes, Cho la Pass. Traversing across the glacial terrain, ice, and rock sections, you will ascend to the top of Cho La Pass. From here, you will be able to immerse in the 360° panoramic views of the Himalayan massifs like Ama Dablam, Cholatshe, Thamserku & many more.

    Then, following the steep descending trail, you will climb down to Dzongla for an overnight stay. This high-altitude settlement offers a basic level of food and accommodation facilities; you will get proper rest here before moving further with the mainstream Everest Base Camp trekking route.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
    • Place: Dzongla
    • Altitude: 4,800 meters
  • Day 9 Trek to Gorakshep [5,180 meters/ 16,994 feet] and Everest Base Camp [5,364 meters/ 17,598 feet]

    Elevation Gain: 564 meters/ 1,850 feet

    Trek Duration: 7-8 hours

    It's finally time to conquer another major highlight of this epic adventure; today, you will take part in the exploration of the highest base camp in the entire world. During the first leg, you will descend to Chola Lake and follow the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche. From here, will move along the ice and rock sections of the lateral moraines, heading toward the Gorakshep, the highest settlement in the Everest region.

    Then, from here, you will head toward the base of the highest mountain in the world. From the base camp, you will get the opportunity to enjoy the incredible views of the Khumbu Glacier, the walls of Lhotse, Nuptse, and Khumbu Icefall. After admiring the heavenly beauty from the base camp surrounded by the towering peaks, you will descend back to Gorakshep for an overnight stay.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
    • Place: Gorakshep
    • Altitude: 5,180 meters
  • Day 10 Hike to Kalapatthar [5,545 meters/ 18,192 feet] and trek down to Pheriche [4,200 meters/ 13,779 feet]

    Elevation Gain: 365 meters/ 1,197 feet

    Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

    Although you just completed the exploration of the Everest Base Camp, your adventure in the Khumbu region isn’t over yet. Today, you will climb over the vantage point of the valley to catch the mesmerizing sunrise view amidst the sparkling pristine peaks. You will ascend over the Kalapatthar before dawn; from here, you can enjoy the 360° panoramic views of Everest. Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Changtse and Khumbu Valley.

    After soaking in the beauty of the incredible Himalayan peaks, you will then make your descent to Gorakshep for breakfast. You will rest here for a bit and move along with the second part of this day’s adventure and descend down to Pheriche, trekking past the Thukla Pass (memorial ground for mountaineers who died during the Everest expedition) and Thukla Village.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
    • Place: Pheriche
    • Altitude: 4,200 meters
  • Day 11 Trek down to Namche [3,440 meters/ 11,286 feet]

    Elevation Loss: 760 meters/ 2,493 feet

    Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

    On this day’s trekking adventure, you will be greeted by the lush greenery as you enter the treeline. Leaving Pheriche after breakfast, you will trek across the charming settlements of Pangboche and Tengboche. At Tengboche, you will also visit the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery.

    Moving further ahead in your downhill trekking route, you will explore the Sansa Village, from where you can enjoy the stunning views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Thamserku. Then, trekking on the charming trails beside the Dudh Koshi River and through the lush rhododendron-pine forest, you will return back to the Sherpa capital.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
    • Place: Namche
    • Altitude: 3,440 meters
  • Day 12 Trek back to Lukla [2,800 meters/ 9,186 feet]

    Elevation Loss: 640 meters/ 2,099 feet

    Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

    This is the last day of trekking in your Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake Itinerary; after breakfast, you will follow the scenic descending trails heading toward Lukla. Moving past the settlements of Monjo, Jorslae, and Sagarmatha National Park, you will also cross several suspension bridges as you make your way toward Lukla. Enjoying the up-close views of the magnificent Himalayan region, you will rest tonight at one of the finest teahouses in Lukla, enjoying the modern amenities.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
    • Place: Lukla
    • Altitude: 2,800 meters
  • Day 13 Fly back to Kathmandu [1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet]

    Elevation Loss: 1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet

    Flight Duration: 35 minutes

    This morning flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu will officially mark the end of your incredible Himalayan adventure. During this scenic flight, you will enjoy the stunning aerial views of the incredible Himalayan peaks and lush valleys below before landing in Kathmandu. After landing in the capital, we will transport you back to your hotel. Thank you for trekking with Marvel Adventure. Safe journey!

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1,400 meters

What to Expect

  • Airport pick-up and drop service
  • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary
  • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Professional and friendly guide
  • A strong and helpful porter with proper equipment (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Pasang Lamhu Rural Municipality Permit
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with oximeter
  • Government and local taxes
  • International airfare and taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • All the expenses of personal nature
  • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
  • Tips to guide and porter (Tipping is expected)

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
20 Jun, 2024 - 02 Jul, 2024GuaranteedUSD 1495
27 Jun, 2024 - 09 Jul, 2024GuaranteedUSD 1495
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Useful Information

Best Season for Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek

Best Season for Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek

In order to make the best out of this classical Himalayan exploration, Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake Itinerary, the spring and autumn seasons are the perfect choice. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the peak seasons with the most suitable climatic conditions in the region.

In particular, the autumn season has the most favorable climatic conditions; the days in this season are clear and offer the most stunning unobstructed views of the Himalayan massifs. The day temperatures of this season are also mild and you can enjoy trekking enjoying the fresh morning and evening breezes. The temperature of the Khumbu area during the autumn season hovers between 12°C to 16°C and can drop upto -5°C.

As for the spring, which is also known as the bloom season of the Himalayas, the temperature of the Everest region reached its maximum of about 25°C during the daytime. That means, your exploration at the alpine altitudes will also be accompanied by warm temperatures. Marvelous trekking trails decorated with rhododendrons, lush landscapes, pleasant temperatures, wildlife- birdlife photography, etc, are some of the major highlights of the spring season.

Trek Difficulty

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The Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake Itinerary explores the world’s most popular Himalayan trekking adventure. This highest base amp adventure in the world is on the bucket list of every genuine trekking enthusiast. So, if you are considering doing this trek and wondering what the overall difficulty level of this epic base camp adventure might be. Don’t worry this mainstream Himalayan trekking adventure has been classified as a moderate trekking adventure.

So, even if you don’t have any previous trekking experience, you will still be able to do this trek. You also do not need any technical skillset to do this trek, but the Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek is still a Himalayan adventure that takes you to high altitudes. There are several factors that can be a significant challenge if you are not well-prepared for this classic Himalayan adventure.

Altitude Sickness:

If you are familiar with the nature of the high altitude adventure, then you understand the risk of altitude sickness in Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake Itinerary. You will gain a significant altitude in this adventure; you will start your trekking adventure from Lukla (2,800) and proceed to high altitude points like Namche (3,440 meters), Dole (4,200 meters), Gokyo Lake (4,790 meters), Gokyo Ri (5,357), EBC (5,364 meters), and the highest elevation point, Cho La Pass (5,420 meters). So, you will need to take the acclimatization process seriously and get enough rest- eat a balanced diet to avoid any issues related to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

Trekking Route:

The overall trekking distance of Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake Itinerary is roughly around 112 km (70 miles). Thus, during your trekking days, you will trek for 6-7 hours on average. You will need to traverse across rugged- remote trails, steep sections, and even glacial moraines during this adventure. So, you will have to be prepared for the diverse landscapes that you will overcome during this adventure.

Khumbu Cough:

Khumbu cough is a troublesome health condition that trekkers face at high altitudes during the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek due to low humidity and cold temperatures associated with the high altitudes. Trekkers who rush the adventure, don’t acclimatize properly with the rising altitude and aren’t well prepared to deal with the cold alpine climatic conditions usually suffer from this condition.

Is Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake Itinerary Suitable for Me?

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Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake Itinerary is a remarkable Himalayan exploration that you should experience at least once in your lifetime. If you have a basic level of fitness and good health condition, that is more than enough for this trek. You don’t need any technical skills, training, or even experience to do this trek, although with will be beneficial if you do have some experience in high-altitude treks.

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek has a success rate of 95%, and in its history, even elderly trekkers and children have successfully completed it. If you dedicate some of your time to training before your trekking adventure, you can make the experience comfortable and more enjoyable. The only major huddle in this adventure can be the high Himalayan pass, Cho La Pass (5,420 meters); however, as you acclimatize properly prior to traversing across the pass, it won’t be much of a challenge.

Training and Preparation

Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Lake Training and Preparation

Before you start your preparation for the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake Itinerary, you should first assess your physician abilities and fitness level. Although the recommended training period is 4-6 weeks, depending on your physical capabilities, you may have to adjust your training program.

If you work out regularly, you can shorten the training period, and if you don’t exercise that much, design an effective training plan. According to the experts, the most effective way to determine your physical capabilities for this epic Himalayan adventure is to do some practice hikes at nearby steep sections. This way, you will understand what area you need to work on to make the experience comfortable during the actual trek.

Your strength and stamina level come into play while doing the long hours of trekking at rising altitudes carrying your backpack. You should emphasize enhancing these aspects for effective preparation.

Strength Exercises:Squat, deadlift, weightlift, pull up, push up, plank, glute bridge, bicep curl, shoulder press, dips, overhead press, step up, lunge, calf raise, box jump, keg press, etc

Stamina Exercises: Stair climbing, jogging, cycling, swimming, dancing, jumping rope, cycling, aerobics, cardio, etc

Accommodation, Food, and Beverages

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Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake Itinerary is a Himalayan teahouse trekking adventure. It means that during your trekking part, you will be staying at the comfortable and warm teahouses run by the natives along the trail. In this Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek, you will spend 12 nights at the teahouses on your trekking route. Some of the trekking packages also include the accommodation at a star hotel in Kathmandu, where you will spend about 2/3 nights.

During your stay at the star hotel in Kathmandu, you will be able to enjoy luxurious services and many forms of amenities as well. However, during your stay at the teahouses, in a standard package, the accommodation facilities are quite basic. You will stay in a private room with two or three adjacent beds; some teahouses have attached bathrooms, while some don’t. As Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp is a mainstream trekking route, you can also upgrade your trek to a luxurious mode for better comfort.

Food

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek is also a low-key food exploration adventure. This iconic Himalayan adventure introduces you to the tongue-lingering delicious regional delicacies of the country as well as other neighboring Asian countries. During this Himalayan exploration, you will able to enjoy the taste of the region-specific dishes that represent different ethnic groups and their unique cultures in the country.

You will notice the diverse range of cuisine from your stay at Kathmandu before the exploration. So, you can take your time exploring the different dishes that this fascinating country with diverse cultures and ethnic groups has to offer. You will be able to enjoy the following menus during your Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek.

Breakfast:Tea, coffee, fresh juice, eggs, bread, toast, butter, jam, honey, Tibetan bread, chapati, paratha, fruits, muesli, oats, corn flakes, pancake, pudding, naan, etc

Lunch and Dinner:Dal bhat tarkari, dhindo, gundruk, thukpa, rildok, momo, chowmein, burger, pizza, sandwich, soup, pasta, etc

Beverages

There is a wide range of beverages available at the teahouses in Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek. From cold drinks to juice cans and alcoholic beverages, you can enjoy a wide range of refreshments during your exploration. However, you are recommended not to consume any alcoholic beverage during the high-altitude adventures. Alcoholic beverages don’t only put your life at risk as you trek to high-elevation points, but they also affect the acclimatization process, putting you at risk of altitude sickness.

As for the drinking water, you are recommended to drink at least 3-4 liters during each day of your trek. Drinking the recommended limit of water will make your trekking journey more comfortable, and it also helps to prevent any altitude-related issues. We do not recommend you buy bottled water at the teahouses due to environmental conservation reasons. Instead, our guide will fill your bottles at the water stations along the trekking trails.

Although the mountain water is generally pure and clean, you should still use water purification solutions or tablets to stay safe. You can also buy boiled and filtered water at the teahouses and store it; the cost per pot is around US$ 2 to US$ 4.

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FAQs About Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake Itinerary faqs

Can a beginner do this trek?

Yes, even if you are a beginner with an adequate amount of preparation, you will be able to complete this trek easily.

How long is Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake Itinerary?

The average duration of these two highlight explorations in the Khumbu region is 13 to 18 days. The itinerary plans may differ depending on the schedules of both highlight exploration and side highlights of the region.

Can you see Everest from Gokyo Lakes?

You can enjoy the incredible views of four of the highest 8,000-meter class peaks in the world, Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu, from the vantage point of the Gokyo Lakes.

How much does it cost to do this trek?

The cost of doing the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes trek is about US$ 1,500 to US$ 2,000 per person. The cost factor of your package depends on the itinerary duration, side detours, quality of services and amenities.

Do you need a guide for this trek?

As of 1st April 2023, you will need to hire a government-licensed trekking guide for any kind of high-altitude trekking adventure in Nepal.

What is the weight limit for the flight to Lukla?

The weight limit for a flight from Kathmandu to Luka is 15 kg (33 pounds); you will have to pay an extra charge of US$ 1 per extra kg of baggage.

What size of daypack should I bring?

You are recommended to bring a daypack with a capacity of 30- 40 liters. Make sure the bag is equipped with hip belts and wide straps to distribute the weight evenly.

Can I take a shower during the trek?

Yes, there are hot showers available enroute to Namche Bazaar from Lukla. Some of the teahouses at high altitudes also do have showers, but mostly, you will have to buy a bucket of hot water for bathing.

Are there any age requirements for this trek?

No, there aren’t any specific age requirements for this trek. However, only trekkers with a minimum age of 10 and up to 70 years old are recommended for this trek.

Can I use credit cards during the trek?

You are recommended to change the required amount to local currency before trek. There are no credit card facilities available along your trekking route. Although there are ATMs at Namche and Lukla, they are sometimes unreliable.

Testimonials

  • Jack Hunter
    Jack Hunter, United Kingdom

    Amazing Everest trekking.

    Our Everest base camp trek via Gokyo was organised expertly by Marvel Adventure. From the very beginning the communication was clear and Marvel answered questions extremely quickly putting our minds at ease. Our guide for the trek was incredible. Throughout the 2 weeks he consistently demonstrated complete professionalism in the mountains, prioritising our safety, comfort and enjoyment. His extensive knowledge of the local area and culture really enhanced our experience. I look forward to using Marvel Adventure on my next trip to Nepal!

  • Julia Glover
    Julia Glover, United Kingdom

    Incredible Experience with Marvel

    We had a fantastic time trecking to Everest Base Camp with Marvel Tours. Communication was clear and the itinerary was carefully designed to meet our requirements. Our guide, Phinjo, was incredible. His knowledge of the Khumbu valley was impeccable and he went above and beyond to ensure we were safe, comfortable and happy throughout the whole treck. His connections in the valley meant we always had the best place to stay, and he even managed to get us onto an early flight out from Lukla (these are like gold dust!). This was truly a once in a lifetime experience made particularly special by Phinjo’s expertise, good humour and relentlessly positive attitude. I would not hesitate to recommend Marvel.

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