Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking - 19 Days

Trip facts

Trip Code: GHA-EGT-01
Duration: 19 Days
Best Season: Mar - May/Sep - Nov
Max. Altitude: 5545 M. (Kalapattar)
Trip Grade: Strenuous
Accommodations: Hotel, Lodge
Transportation: Flight, Private Vehicle

Surrounded by lake and the thrilling routes in Solu-Khumbu region, Gokyo lake is yet another natural masterpiece. Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking is as equal to Everest Base Camp Trekking with surpassing beauty but fewer crowds. The major highlight of trekking to Gokyo Ri is a viewpoint with an astonishing panorama of the Himalaya as well as views of the sparkling lakes below and Nepal's longest glacier.

Emerging as one of the best trek in the Khumbu region, the association with alpine nature is the major reason why everyone is including it in their bucket list. The second option round to Everest Base Camp Trekking will meet expectation highlighting Everest, the highest peak and the most dangerous place in the planet. It is the best trekking choice for you if you want to exclude the crowd and fervor on base camp Trail.

This adventurous Gokyo Lake trek starts from Lukla after half an hour mountain flight from Kathmandu, on the way following the Milk-River known as Dudh Koshi toward Namche. After Namche you set off from the main trail towards the lethargic town of Phortse Tenga and lastly reach to our definitive destination Gokyo Lake passing Dole and Machhermo.

Gokyo, the hidden valley in the Himalayas has its own reputation among adventure junkies. The wavering light lake has blessed the area with astounding and amazing views of nature. Not only the silence of nature with hidden destructive power, can you get the life time opportunity to see the 360 degree panoramic views of mountains above 8000 m. The panoramic view from here is more spectacular than from Kala Patthar viewpoint.

Recommended Season

March to May and mid Sept to mid Dec are the best time to trek these places. The sunny weather with very rare rainfall creates awesome scenario. Nights are extremely cold as you reach higher altitude. Monsoom trekking (June-July) will flood your Everest Gokyo trekking experience while Summer is best for botanist.

Itienery Overview

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1300m).
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2804 m) trek to Phakding (2652 m) 3 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) 5/6 hrs.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day.
Day 06: Trek to Phorste Thanga (3680 m) 5/6 hrs,
Day 07: Trek to Machherma (4470 m). 5/6 hrs,
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4790 m) 6/7 hrs,
Day 09: Trek to Gokyo-Ri (5483m) & Back to Gokyo. 5/6 hrs,
Day 10: Trek to Thangna (4500 m) 4/5 hrs,
Day 11: Cross Cho-La pass (5300m) trek to Dzongla (4710m) 7/8 hrs,
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4910m) 4/5 hrs,
Day 13: Trek to Everest Base camp (5316 m) then back to Gorak Shep (5160 m) 8 hrs,
Day 14: Hike up to Kalapattar (5545 m) early in the morning then trek down to Periche (4200 m). 7 hrs,
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 m) 6/7 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2804 m) 5/6 hrs.
Day 17: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning.
Day 18: Leisure day in Kathmandu or flight delay at Lukla due to the bad weather. Evening time farewell dinner.
Day 19: Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

[ NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized your request to accommodate your specific requirements. ]

Useful Informations

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla
For Everest region Trekking often twin Otter is the primary mode of transport form to Lukla. The flight is depend on the weather. Sometime flight (to and from Lukla) may be canceled due to the bad weather condition of Mountain or technical problems. In such case Global Holidays Adventure will charter a helicopter to ensure your international flight.

The cost of helicopter charter is not included in your entire tour cost. So you can directly pay to our Kathmandu Office. We accept cash, traveler’s cheques, or credit card (Master Card, Visa Card, National Card only) . You will be given a receipt upon payment so That you may claim the insurance. The begins for US$ 600 to US$ 3500 depending on the number of group.

Helicopter Rescue
While traveling in the Himalaya you may suffer for the various health problems, injuries and even the altitude sickness. Hence you have to prepare before upcoming destination is this mountain land. Make that the policy of the insurance company provides should cover the process of giving you the service of Helicopter rescue from the mountains in case of Altitude Sickness or other accidents during your trip.

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuwan Airport (1300 m).
Arrival at Tribhuwan international airpoort.Global Holidays Adventure representative's will meet you in airport and transfer to hotel nearby thamel.Overnight at hotel with BB basis.

Day 02: Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley.(1300 m)
Today, After morning breakfast you will introduced your trekking guide and you can ask question about your trekking which includes briefing  and preparations for the trip. After final briefing in remaning time you can do sightseen  around Kathmandu valley, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasrteries surrounding the stupa. After Budhanath we visit Pashupatinath which is the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati river. In Pashupatinath we can see Hindu holy men (sadhus) mediating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally  funeral pyres burning on the sides of river Bagmati. We also visit Swyambhunath which is also called monkey temple. Overnight at hotel with BB basis.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2804 m) trek to Phakding (2610 m) 3 hrs.
At early morning our Guide will pick up you from hotel and transfer to Tribhwan Airport. After 35 minute scenic flight we reach at Lukla Airport (2804 m). After arrival at the airport guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding at 2610 meters. After landing at Lukla airport we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Koshi river where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713 m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550 m) it is a short walk to Phakding. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 m) 5/6 hrs.
Today, we continue our trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar known as the Gateway to Everest which is home to many quality restaurants, hotels,lodges,shops,Money exchange, internet cafe and a bakery. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day.
In order to acclimatization we will spend a day here and adjust to the thinning of the air . As well as a short trek to a museum clebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people to visit. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport, and around Everest view hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise or sunset over the panorama of the Khumbu Peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 06: Trek to Phorste Thanga (3680 m) 5/6 hrs.
Today,our trail climbs out of valley through Rhododendron forest, juniper and large conifers start to appear as the elevation increases making the trekking beautiful in spring. The trail passes through Yak Kharkas and summer settlements. The views of Khumbi la and Tawache are magnificent throughout the day. Overnight at guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 07: Trek to Gokyo (4790 m). 5/6 hrs.
Today, The trails climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho-Oyu and descend to a river and again climbs steep to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpz glacier. We will reach at Machherma by early noon. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD bais.

Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4790 m). 6/7 hrs.
Today, we trek for our one of the final destination, Gokyo (4790 m). We will make camp our basecamp for 2 nights, we will have couple of sightseeing and hike trips around Gokyo. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 09: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5483 m) and then Back to Gokyo. 5/6 hrs.
Today, At early in the morning we have steep climb up to the top of Gokyo ri at elevation of 5483 meters, ample to one attempts this trip. There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as a giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu nad Gychung Kang can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded. Today we have for acclimatization and after-noon back to the camp. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 10: Trek to Thangna (4500 m) 4/5 hrs.
Gokyo Ri is the highlight of this trip.Early morning, we hike up to the Gokyo Ri. Climbing to Gokyo Ri is obviously strenuous as it is steep up and takes 3 to hours to rach the top. But even from the trial scenery of Gokyo village on the edge of third lake overlooked by Cholatse and the broad Nogzumpa Glacier are mind blowing. We feel like we are surrounded by panoramic mountains like Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Kangtega, Taboche, Cholatse, Makalu,Lhotse,Everest, Changtse and Pumori. Light of Sunrays kissing the Everest that towers over all surrounding peaks is unlike from Kala Patthar. Our Gokyo Ri visit will be unforgettable life time memories. we trek down to Gokyo. Upon breakfst we trek to Thaknak for overnight scaling by the second lakes and the Ngozumba Glacier. Overnight at Thangna with BLD basis.

Day 11: Cross Cho La pass (5300 m) trek to Dzongla (4710 m) 7/8 hrs.
Today, At Early morning before sunrise we have to start our trek and reach the pass by 9-10 am otherwise weather conditions will disturb our journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5300 meters we could be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. We start to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent views, then we descend to the Dzongla at noon. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4910 m) 4/5 hrs.
Today's walk will be little bit shorter. Thus, we would get more time to observe and relax. we climb down from Dzongla and cross a bridge and then transverse through grassy trail, enjoying the view of Lobuche peak we stretch up eventually through a ridge. Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku Taboche are seen looming prominently. Curving round through the wide gravelly river bed, we will ba t Lobuche. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 m) then back to Gorak shep, 7/8 hrs.
Today's trek is quite difficult along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base camp at 5365 meters. The closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team there about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu icefall from Base cmap is spectacular. We return back to Gorak shep for the night. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 14: Hike up to Kalapattar (5455 m) early in the morning then trek down to Periche (4200 meters). 7-8 hrs.
This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of morning in this day is spent climbing Mt. Kala pattar,a small peak at 5555 meters. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8848 meters, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants,Nuptse,pumori,Chagatse,Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak shep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters then trek down to Periche. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 6/7 hrs.
Today, From Periche we take a slightly different route down to Orsho then to Pangboche village. Here we can see the oldest monastery in the region which contiains what is said to be the scalp and bones of a Yeti, or abominable snowmanthe at elevation of 3860 meters before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar at 3441 meters. We arrive back into Namche Bazaar in the afternoon. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2804 m) 5/6 hrs.
Finally, we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu.
Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains.We will reach Kathmandu after 35 minute's scenic flight. After arrival you will transfer to hotel. You can take rest in hotel. Overnight at hotel with BB basis.

Day 18: Leisure day in Kathmandu or flight delay at Lukla due to the bad weather (For Everest Trekking often twin Otter is the primary mode of transport form and to Lukla. The flight is depend on the weather. Sometime flight (to and from Lukla ) may be canceled due to the bad weather condition of Mountain or technical problems. So we recommend one leisure day). Â Overnight at Kathmandu hotel. (Breakfast Included). Evening time farewell dinner.

Day 19: Transfer to Tribhuwan airport for your final departure.
Today's our company representatives will drop you to the international airport for your onwards destination.

[NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.]

Price Include

  1. All airport / Hotel transfer as per the itinerary.
  2. Kathmandu sightseeing tour with a professional English speaking tour guide.
  3. 4 night accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast.
  4. Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight Ticket.
  5. Teahouse accommodation during the trekking.
  6. All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and boils water during the trekking.
  7. All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicle.
  8. Necessary staff with experience English speaking trekking guide and necessary porters.
  9. Staff salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  10. Trekking permits and TIMS Card ( Trekking Information Management System).
  11. Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and Sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip).
  12. Welcome and farewell dinner.
  13. Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  14. All government and local taxes.

Price Exclude

  1. Nepal visa fee (Bring accurate cash and two passport size Photographs)
  2. International airfare
  3. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the itinerary.
  4. Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen.
  5. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  6. All Personal expenses (phone call, bar bills, battery recharge, shower heater etc.)
  7. Tips for guides and porters.

Trekking in Nepal provides an excellent opportunity to observe the local culture of the people and enjoy the beauty of nature undisturbed by the incluence of modernity. The diversity of Nepal's nature and range of exotic culture make this country ideal for trekking. This makes trekking in Nepal most popular. Besides, where else can you stand at the foot of the tallest mountains in the world.


Nepal is located in South Asia and is bordered by China to the North and India to the East, West and South. Nepal is also country of World highest peak Mt. Everest.

Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Culcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa & Varanasi.

Visa Info: Entry Visa fees- at present US$ 25 for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry to Nepal. You can take visa after landing Nepal in Tribhuwan International Airport.

Trekking is an adventure activity that generally involves walking from one place to another every day.

Trek with us because we provide you the best quality service and the most reasonable price. We organized everything for you to make a smooth and enjoyable trip allowing you to get the most out of your time in Nepal. Also, our company is registered in different government bodies & non-profit organizations of Nepal such as the Tourism Board, Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal, Nepal Mounteering Association, Kathmandu Environmental Education Project.

Tea House are local lodges where you get to eat and sleep during your trek. There are plenty of tea houses across all the trekking routes in Nepal. A tea house trek means that you get to stop and rest each day at a tea house during your trekking period. Unlike camping treks you don't have to carry food, tents and other items during a tea house trek.

Camping trek: Camping treks require us to carry tents, Kitchen gear, food and other equipments. Unlike tea house treks camping treks are more adventures.

In Nepal, there are two seasons which are considered prime time for trekking. These times range from Feb-May and Sep-Nov. There are places to visit during Monsoon season ( June-August), such as Mustang and Upper West part of the Annapurna Circuit, as these treks are in the "Rain Shadow" and virtually untouched by Nepal Monsoon. Our Philosophy is simple. We believe in " Sustainable Tourism through eco friendly practices'.

Nepal is an extremely diverse country for its size. The temperature can range from extremely hot ( 37-40C) in the lower Terai regions, to negative temperatures in the northern, mountainous regions. Feb-May and Sep-Nov are prime trekking times due to the lovely climate. There is ample sun in the day time and only slightly chilly at night. Monsoon ( June-Aug) can get very hot and humid-with showers usually in the early morning and late afternoon.

GHA offers trekking opportunities for all every age and fitness level. Our treks are graded on difficulty level, 1 being the easiest and 5 being for advanced trekkers. The level of difficulty is based on the altitude and natural terrain of the trek. The difficulty levels for eash trek can be found on each indivisual itinerary of both our website and brochures.

Our airport representative will come to the airport to pick up. We will be displaying a play card Global Holidays Adventure with your name on it. You need a visa to Nepal. You can easily get a visa upon your arrival in TIA airport, Kathmandu on paying US$. 40 for a month US$. 100 for three

Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the Hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek leader.

While briefing, please bring passport, 3 copies of passport size photos, travel insurance, writing pen and notepad.

After the trip confirmation you will send around 25% advance deposited by wire transfer to GHA Bank Account and remaining you can pay after your arrival by Cash or Credit Card but to pay by credit card there will be extra 4% bank service charge. Now Traveller Cheque is not acceptable as per the rule & regulation of Nepal Rastra Bank. We accept visa card, master card & National Card.

In Kathmandu: Here are all kind of Hotel simple to 5* hotel. It's depends on your demand but normally in our trekking package we use standard rooms from 3* or 4* on BB Basis.

During Trekking: You will have teahouse/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quit blanket. We can offer GHA sleeping baggage if needed but it's good idea to bring your own always. We usually provide you single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. And you will have twin sharing tent with matteress in camping trek.

Toilet Facilities During Trekking: On, Trek commmon toilet facilities are available at tea house. Now some teahouse have attached bathroom.

Shower Facilities: You will have hot shower in all teahouse but some place there isnot hot shower, we will provide you hot water in bucket for shower.

There are no restrictions on the size of a group. We organize trekking to an individual as well as a group and services will be same.

It is possible to organize your own trekking group. Simply book with us online or in one of our trekking offices in Bhagawan Baha, Thamel, Kathmandu and we will get your next Himalayan adventure sorted. You may choose to have a private group, or keep it open, in which case other travellers can join your group. We allow up to 8 people to join a group.

Most of guides speak fluently English and some speak well. Some of the support staff do speak little English and some do not speak.

Yes, Our Porters/sherpas will carry you heavy backpack and you will carry only the baypack.

Daily Routine starting from 7 am. Wake-up 7 am, start trek before 8 after breakfast, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm lunch and trek end 3:30 to 4 pm. Time to read or nap before dinner. After dinner there is time to play cards, reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day and talk about tomorrow plan.

Most of Teahouse cook a delicious range of mostly vegerarian fare Pasta, Tuna Bakes, Noodles, Potatos, Eggs, Dalbhat, Bread, Soups, Fresh Vegetable ( Variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like Apple Pies, Pancakes and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic items on the menu, eat some every day because it assists with acclimatization. YOu can always get hot chocolate, tea, coffee, hot lemon as well as soft drinks. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will take on the way to distination.

Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are generally warm. Winter ( January and February ) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to makes sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any condition. Expert the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 degree c to 15 degree c low during day time.

These facilities will be available in most of the places in your Hotel reception by playing some service. Remember to bring your adapters!!

There are telephone in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls, Some place there is also interest access which you can use by paying some charges.

In Kathmandu, you can allocate $ 15-20 for lunch, dinner and drinks. It's all depends on your spending habits. US$ 15-20 a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolate and few drinks in Trekking.

All of our guides are trained in basic first aid and can deal with the basic ailments that may occur on trek. In the event of an emergency Global Holidays Adventure will cover initial expenses of any rescue operation. It is a condition of booking that you are adequately insured for such an events as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. In the most frequented regions there are health posts, which have been established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

Yes, GHA insures all our trekking staff including guide, cook, sherpa and porters.

It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you?, I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.

There are telephone in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls, some place there is also interest access which you can use by paying some charges.

In most places bottled water is readily available. If you wish to drink normal water, you need to use purifying aid, which you will need to bring with you.

This is difficult things to tell. It's up to you from your heart by looking their work and support. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and local porters thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide.


  • Valid passport, must be valid up to 6 months after return from your tour, keep a seperate photocopy.
  • Travel insurance, keep a seperate photocopy which you need to give to us before you leaving for trip.
  • Cash, keep numbers and proof of purchase seperate.
  • Flight ticket.
  • Emergency contact numbers for insurance & family contact.

A trekking holiday should be about making it to the final quickly. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.

Yes, there are many options and choice to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions.

  • Trisuli River Rafting
  • Chitwon Jungle Safari Package
  • Volunteering in School and Village
  • Kathmandu shopping Tour
  • Pokhara paraglading tour

No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya but we do recommend you are covers for Diphtheria & TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and tetanus. We are recommend.

  • A dental check up prior to travelling
  • That you know your blood group in case of Emergency.

The Personal Equipment and items are individual interest & choice. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas. The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek.

In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters or yaks and personal belongings that you many need for the day like money, water bottle, rain gear, Camera, sun cream & toilet paper etc. Should be carried by yourself so you are briefed to pack items in two different bags.

Global Holidays Adventure will provide complimentary water and wind proof duffel bag which you can use on the trek and is carried by porters. The duffel bag is yours to keep after the trek. you can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them after the trek.


  • 4 seasons sleeping bag ( Optional/ we can provide if you need it but is to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffel or Rucksack or suitcase ( We will provide one complimentary GHD duffel bag gore you to Keep )
  • Daypack
  • Down Jacket ( Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek. )


  • Shade hat or baseball cap-some people drape a bandana down the back of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it in place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the sun off your ears and neck.

  • Warm wool and synthetic hat that cover your ears.

  • Balaclava-lightweight, thinner variety.

  • Glacier glasses- 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case ( i.e Jumbo or Cube). This is to protect your eyes from the stronger rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. If you wear prescription glasses, speak to your doctor about prescription glacier glasses, perhaps with transitional lenses.

  • Headlamp- Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they will last in the colder temperatures. These are indispensable for getting around at night, reading, etc so don't go cheap here.

  • Some people like ear-muffs; There are optional; a good hat balaclava, and hooded jacket should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people ( Optional)

  • A Neck Warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it ( Optional)


  • 1 pair liner gloves, thins wool or synthetic, useful alone on mind days or as a layer inside other gloves/mitts for additional warmth.
  • 1 pair shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.
  • 1 pair warm gloves ( heavier fleece or wool )
  • Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn't be necessary on the trek. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient( Optional).


  • T-shirts ( 2)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket or pullover.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper Jacket ( Optional)
  • Waterproof ( preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
  • 2 women sports bras, synthetic, no cotton.


  • 2 pairs nylon hiking shorts-quick drying type not cotton.
  • Underwear, stay away from cotton ( 4).
  • 2 pairs lightweight long underwear-capilene or ther synthetic.
  • 1 pair soft shell pants-synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
  • 2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof/breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from top and bottom- this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
  • 1 pair cotton pants ( loose jeans/khakis ).
  • All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resident plastic bags.


  • 4 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
  • 3 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
  • 1 pairs light weight socks, a good option for the lower/warmer parts of the trail.
  • 1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots. Ensure a good fit with layered socks and you have worn then before to get used to it ( Otherwise you will get lots of blister)
  • 1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
  • 1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes/boots as well as keep your feet dry as necessary ( Optional).
  • 1 pair sandals ( Optional)

(Please not our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well.)

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox ( Commonly prescribed as acetazolamide) 125 or 250 mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with uss before starting to take his medicine.
  • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have also more extensive medical gear, but your should have the basics for general use.


  • Passport and extra passport photos ( 4 copies )
  • Airline ticket ( Please make a copy and leave on at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of you)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & Passport.
  • Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
  • Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its effectiveness over time.
  • Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
  • Water purification iodine tablets or polar-pure crystals.
  • Toiletry kit, Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towels, soap, etc.
  • 2 Bandanas


  • 1 pair adjustable trekking pole. Although there are listed as optional, these can be of great assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees, ankles, etc especially when going downhill ( Optional )
  •  Favorite snack foods, no more than 2 pounds ( Optional)
  •  Paperback books, cards, mp3 player.
  • Binocular (optional )
  • 1 light weight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok, but you must keep the batteries warm when not in use ( Optional)
  • Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator ( Optional)
  • pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman, some swear by them to avoid that chilly late night trip ( Optional )
  • 1 small stainless steel thermos ( Optional )

These above mentioned equipment list is only the supporting guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment’s can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.

Please Note: Especially for women, Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with lycra can often be offensive to local. If you fell these items comfortable to wear then use it on base layer and please pack something to wear on the top of them.

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Sightseeing Swayambhunath (the Monkey Tempel) | Holy temple of Pashupathinath | Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath | Patan DUrbar Square | Scenic flight to and from Lukla | Experiencing life style and Culture of Shrepa People of Himalaya | Tengboche Monastery | View of Khumbu Ice fall | Mountains views and Sunrise form Kalapatter | Waling on the Khumbu glacier | Gokyo Lake | Cho La Pass

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