Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Overview
- Trip Code: CT-10010
- Package: Everest Gokyo Lake Trek
- Duration: 13 Day(s)
- Max Alt.: 5,357 M/ 17,570 Ft.
- Trip Level:
ModerateRequires some level of experience in trekking with basic physical ability.
- Start At: Kathmandu
- Ends At: Kathmandu
- Transportation: Domestic Flight | Private Vehicle
- Accommodation: Hotel | Guest House
- Best Season: March- April- May- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov.
- Trip Route: Lukla- Namche Bazzar- Dole- Machhermo - Gokyo Lake- Goyko Ri- Namche Bazzar- Lukla
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Highlights 2023
- Scenic Flight: The trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight itself offers amazing views of the Himalayas, making it a great start to the trek.
- Gokyo Lakes: The trek takes you to the beautiful Gokyo Lakes, which are a series of six turquoise glacial lakes located at the foot of the Ngozumpa Glacier. The lakes are considered sacred by the locals and are a popular destination for trekkers.
- Gokyo Ri: The trek includes a hike up to Gokyo Ri, a peak that offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
- Khumbu Glacier: The trek takes you through the Khumbu Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in the world. The glacier is a natural wonder and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
- Sherpa Culture: The trek takes you through several Sherpa villages, offering a unique opportunity to experience Sherpa culture and traditions. You can also visit monasteries and learn about Buddhism, which is the main religion in the region.
- Everest Base Camp: While the trek does not go all the way to the summit of Everest, it does take you to Everest Base Camp, where you can see the highest mountain in the world up close and experience the culture of the mountaineers who attempt to climb it.
One of the best adventures around Nepal Himalayas the Gokyo Lake Trek offers an amazing trekking experience. Walking within the Great Himalaya range, and facing views of Mount Everest another world's highest peak. From a unique perspective on top of high Gokyo-Ri for scenic mountain panorama and dramatic landscapes. The Gokyo valley is nestled within a beautiful picturesque valley with glacial emerald-colored lakes.
The main source of the Dudh Koshi River that you will follow from the start to the end of this trek. Gokyo at 4,790 m high, offers more than mountain views within its amazing country landscapes. The views of the Mid-Eastern Himalayas with Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, and Makalu range are truly astounding from the beautiful Gokyo Valley. The Everest range and adjoining giant peaks can be witnessed in their most refined form. This Himalayan trek is also special as travelers can witness four world’s highest peaks above 8,000 meters high.
The highest peaks as seen from high Gokyo-Ri, the closest is Mt. Cho Oyu (8, 188 m). Including Mt. Everest (8, 848.86 m), Mt. Lhotse (8, 749 m), and Mt. Makalu (8, 485 m). One of the most remarkable features of the Gokyo trekking adventure is the view of the tremendous ice ridge. Located between Cho Oyu and Gyachung within the high Khumbu Valley of the Everest region. The most exciting moment that one can experience on this scenic Gokyo Lake trek is when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom.
All along the journey walking around the green meadows of Gokyo Valley. Which provides trekkers with an illusion of walking across textured and colorful carpets with tiny beds of flowers. The aroma while walking clears the mind and makes for a sweet slumber sleep during the night.
The Gokyo Lake trek is also famous for its cultural aspect. Especially regarding the Sherpa community who are well known as the guardians of the great Himalayas.
During the trek around the high Khumbu of the Everest region, travelers will walk through many traditional Sherpa villages. Festooned with age-old Buddhist heritage of impressive cultures, and its immense unique colorful tradition, custom foods. Which is equally impressive and fascinating along with the close backdrop of the snow peaks range, which adds more to your experience. The Himalayan Yak and the Himalayan Thar can be seen along the trails and if lucky.
One might catch a glimpse of the Himalayan Monal also known as Danfe, a colorful pheasant with splendor and beauty. Which is also the national bird of Nepal, the area is rich in flora and fauna. The Khumbu area falls within Sagarmatha National Park, listed as a world heritage site, due to its unique landscapes. Where the world's highest mountains and valleys are located with exotic plants and mammals with various species of birds.
Our trek to Gokyo Lake starts from Kathmandu, taking a short scenic flight to Lukla. The gateway to Sherpa town to various adventures around Khumbu and Everest areas, from here scenic walk begins. The trail follows several Sherpa settlements of Phakding, Monjo, and Namche Bazaar. After Namche Bazaar, our route diverts from the main trail towards Gokyo Lake walking past Dole and Machhermo. Reaching Gokyo Valley and its serene glacial lakes, here one can achieve a mesmerizing experience of natural wonders.
A unique geographical phenomenon, a beautiful cross-cultural discovery, where Himalayan peaks touch the surface of calm emerald-colored lakes.
|Day 01||Arrival to Kathmandu||1,350m. (Kathmandu)|
|Day 02||Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and hike towards Phakding||2,840m/ 9,315 ft (Lukla) 2,610/ 8,560 ft. (Phakding)|
|Day 03||Phakding to Namche Bazzar||3,410 m/ 11,184 ft (Namche Bazzar)|
|Day 04||Namche Bazzar, Acclimatization Day||3,720 m/ 12,201 ft. (Syangboche )|
|Day 05||Namche Bazzar to Dole||4,038m/ 13,244 ft. (Dole)|
|Day 06||Dole to Machherma||4,470m/ 14,661ft. (Machherma)|
|Day 07||Machhermo to Gokyo||4,779m/ 15,711ft (Gokyo)|
|Day 08||Gokyo to Gokyo Ri to Gokyo||5,357 m/ 17,570 ft. (Gokyo Ri) 4,779m/ 15,711ft (Gokyo)|
|Day 09||Gokyo to Phorste Thanga||3,680m/ 12,070ft (Phorste Thanga)|
|Day 10||Phorste Thanga to Namche Bazzar||3,440 m/ 11,284ft (Namche Bazzar)|
|Day 11||Namche to Lukla||2,840 m/9,315 ft (Lukla)|
|Day 12||Lukla to Kathmandu||1,350 m/ 4,428 ft (Kathmandu)|
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Altitude Chart
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Itinerary
Arrival to Kathmandu
Our staff from CoreTreks will receive you at the airport on arrival for the short transfer to your hotel. The hotel accommodation of three-star standard or above is based on the preference of the clients. We will have a short briefing session at our office or in the hotel lobby and meeting rooms, regarding the trip and travel details. Please feel free to ask questions during the briefing session. After a bit of walking around the streets of Thamel, we will wrap up for the day.
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and hike towards Phakding
This is one of the most dramatic and thrilling short-flight experiences in the world. The total flight duration of this scenic flight takes 35 minutes. After landing at Lukla, the trail opens out to reach the first stop, after 3-4 hours of first-day walk to Phakding village. Hike along Dudh Koshi River flows from glacial sources from Ngozumpa glaciers and various tributaries of Everest and Gokyo Lake. A moderate walk with a down and a few short ups through several villages, then reaching Phakding for an overnight stop. In the comfort of a nice cozy lodge with the sound of Dudh Kosi River, at Phakding village.
Important Note: Lukla flights have been diverted to Ramechap instead of Kathmandu according to the recent notice from the Aviation Authority. The drive from Kathmandu to Ramechap is about 4 to 5 hours. (140 k.m) via B.P. Highway. Depart for Ramechap early in the morning to catch the first flight to Lukla. Read more about Lukla's flight diversion here.
Phakding to Namche Bazzar
After breakfast at Phakding, the trek begins towards the mountain town of Namche Bazaar. Several small settlements and villages cross on route to Namche Bazaar. Crossing over the suspension bridge built by Sir Edmund Hillary, the first mountaineer to conquer Mount Everest with Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Walk leads through the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park and then climb up to Namche Bazaar. The main trading center is around Khumbu and Everest region. Namche Bazaar offers good standard restaurants, pubs, and internet cafes as well as excellent lodges, hotels, and resorts.
Namche Bazzar, Acclimatization Day
Namche Bazaar is a perfect altitude and a great place for acclimatization. A short hike up to Syangboche (3, 720 m) is done after breakfast. The panoramic view of the great Himalayan ranges such as Mount Everest (8, 848.86 m), Mt Lhotse (8, 749 m), Nuptse (7, 861 m), Ama Dablam (6, 856 m), and Kongde with Tharmasarku peaks can be seen from here.
Further from Namche and Syangboche lies the Everest View Hotel, located at 3,880 m the highest luxury hotel in the world. A great place for refreshing drinks with the backdrop of
Mt. Everest and adjoining high peaks.
Namche Bazzar to Dole
From Namche Bazaar, after a pleasant rest and interesting time, the adventure continues with a morning short climb. Reaching atop Namche Bazaar, as the walk gets gentle on the gradual winding path to Kyanjima, a small settlement. From here our route diverts from the main busy trail with a steep climb to Mong Danda. A high ridge with a few small lodges and tea houses facing a grand panorama of snow-capped peaks. Enjoying the views down to Phortse Tenga for lunch in a shady area by the Dudh Koshi River gorge. The area is covered in a dense forest of pines and rhododendron trees.
Afternoon walks up into a narrow gorge in the cool shade of forest reaching Dole for an overnight stop. In the comfort of a nice lodge, located on a small plateau enclosed by high towering rocky cliff walls.
Dole to Machherma
After having breakfast, a short climb to a ridge, and then on a gradual walk on an exposed high ridge line. After getting out of a deep gorge, the walk follows an arid and barren terrain.
Where tree lines fade for short juniper bushes reaching a nice settlement of Luza and then reaching a high ridge. Facing first grand views of Mt. Cho-Oyu, a short descent to Machhermo a place with few nice lodges. Located in a gorge facing above the towering peaks of Machhermo and Cholatse in the far distance. At Machhermo arriving for lunch and overnight halt, and the rest of the afternoon at leisure for a short hike.
Machhermo to Gokyo
Today reaching our prime destination at the main Gokyo Lake in the valley and its glacial lakes. From Machhermo, the morning starts with a short climb reaching an open high ridge facing views of Cho-Oyu and a series of peaks. Walk on the gentle trail that winds uphill to a small isolated place with few small lodges. Having rest walk up reaching the first lake, where the trail of Chola pass joins at Nha, from the first lake. Then head towards the second lake, finally arriving at the third main lake of Gokyo, where all good lodges are located. At Gokyo for lunch and overnight halt, with time to marvel the beautiful lake and snow peaks.
Gokyo Valley is a beautiful nestled valley that is surrounded by mighty Himalayan ranges all around it. The calm lake and the mountains in the background make this place one of the most spectacular places on earth. Staying at Gokyo for two nights with a hike up to the scenic view-point of Gokyo-Ri, the highest spot of the adventure.
Gokyo to Gokyo Ri to Gokyo
An early morning hike up to the summit of Gokyo Ri situated at an altitude of 5,357m is the first activity of the day from where the views of the Himalayas are just spectacular. The beauty of the scenery is as good as the view from Kala Patthar if not even better. We can observe 4 of the 14 tallest mountain peaks in the world, namely, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu from a very close range. We then head back towards the valley to our lodge for breakfast. After that, we'll be sightseeing around the valley a bit and spend the rest of the day immersing ourselves in the beauty of the Himalayas.
Gokyo to Phorste Thanga
After an enjoyable and most exciting time at Gokyo and its beautiful lakes and picturesque surroundings. Morning walks towards Phorste Thanga, on leaving Gokyo on downhill to Machhermo, with a short steep up. As the walk follows on the gradual trail to Dole, from here descend into a river gorge reaching Phortse Thanga. Overnight in one of its simple nice lodges with the sound of the river.
Phorste Thanga to Namche Bazzar
We will descend towards the village of Namche Bazaar on this day. The trail is much easier as we start going downhill. The decrease in elevation also helps regain more energy and stamina. We will be reaching Namche Bazzar after a long walk that will be all for the day as we ponder upon the amazing journey we've traveled and enjoy the night in the town of Namche Bazzar.
Namche to Lukla
Quite a long day walk from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, but easier on the downhill trail as the altitude gets much lower. Walk on the same trail with a short climb to Jorsalle and then reach the exit gate of Sagarmatha National Park. The trail follows through Monjo, crossing a long bridge to Benkar and reaching Phakding for a possible lunch stop.
The walk follows an up and downhill path past Ghat and Thado Koshi and then an hour or less climb to Lukla. Enjoy the last final overnight in Lukla, and bid farewell to porters.
Lukla to Kathmandu
The flight usually departs in the morning hours to Kathmandu or Ramechap, a short walk to Tenzing & Hillary airport. After checking in as the plane arrives on board a small aircraft for a sweeping flight of 35 minutes to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu domestic airport transfer to your hotel, enjoying the scenic flight. In Kathmandu, CoreTreks will host a last-night farewell dinner in a nice traditional Nepali restaurant along with some cultural dance at the venue.
Rest of the day at leisure enjoying individual activities and shopping for souvenirs on my last day in Kathmandu.
The day has come to bid farewell to our guides and staff, as time for international flights CoreTreks staff transfers you to Tribhuvan International Airport at least 3 hours ahead before your international flight back homeward bound.
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Cost Mentions
- Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
- Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three starts hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (2 Nights).
- Twin-sharing accommodation during the Gokyo Lake trek. (10 Nights).
- Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes.
- Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Trekking permit (Please bring 2 passport-size photos).
- One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
- Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
- Personal care & attention.
- Local and government taxes.
- All kinds of beverages including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, and hot shower during Trek
- Travel and Rescue Insurance
- Tipping to the crew.
- Personal mountaineering gears
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- International airfare and airport departure tax
- Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
- Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"
While trekking to Gokyo Lakes, here are a few things that you should expect:
- Altitude: The trek reaches high altitude areas, so you should expect to experience the effects of altitude sickness, such as shortness of breath, headaches, nausea, and fatigue. It's important to acclimatize properly and take necessary precautions to avoid altitude sickness.
- Weather: The weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, so you should be prepared for changes in weather conditions. It can be sunny and warm one moment and then become cloudy, windy, and cold within a short time. Make sure to pack appropriate clothing and gear.
- Challenging Terrain: The trail to Gokyo Lakes is quite challenging, with steep ascents and descents, narrow paths, and rocky terrain. You should be physically fit and prepared for the demanding trek.
- Basic Accommodation: The lodges in the region offer basic accommodation facilities such as shared rooms, common bathrooms, and limited hot water for showering. You should not expect luxury accommodations during the trek.
- Sherpa Culture: The region is inhabited by Sherpa people, and you will encounter their unique culture and traditions during the trek. You should respect their culture and beliefs, and be open to learning about their way of life.
Overall, the Gokyo Lakes trek is a challenging and rewarding experience that offers stunning views of the Himalayas and an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture. With proper preparation and a positive attitude, you can have an unforgettable trekking experience.
The best seasons for trekking to Everest Gokyo Lake in Nepal are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). During these months, the weather is generally clear with warm daytime temperatures, making it ideal for trekking. However, the Khumbu region can still be cold and dry during these seasons, and it's important to prepare accordingly.
Trekking is possible during the summer/monsoon (June-August) and winter (December-February) seasons, but it requires greater preparation and caution due to the possibility of difficult weather conditions, such as heavy rain, snowfall, and strong winds. Additionally, the views may not be as clear during these seasons due to cloud cover.
It's important to consider the weather conditions and your personal preferences when deciding the best time to trek to Everest Gokyo Lake in Nepal.
The Gokyo Lake Trek in Nepal is considered a moderate to strenuous trek, with some challenging sections that require a good level of fitness and endurance. The trek involves high altitude, steep ascents and descents, and a long duration.
The highest point of the trek is Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters/17,575 feet), and the altitude can cause shortness of breath, headaches, and fatigue, which can make trekking challenging. The ascent to Gokyo Ri and the descent from Cho La Pass involves steep uphill and downhill sections that require proper trekking gear and preparation.
The trek takes about 12-14 days to complete, covering a distance of approximately 120 kilometers. It requires a good level of endurance and stamina to complete the trek.
The weather in the Khumbu region can also be unpredictable, with sudden changes in temperature, wind, and snowfall. Proper preparation and equipment for changing weather conditions are necessary.
Despite the challenges, the Gokyo Lake Trek offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountain range, the turquoise Gokyo Lakes, and the traditional Sherpa villages. With proper preparation and training, most trekkers with a good level of fitness can complete the trek successfully.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The Everest Gokyo Valley Trek in Nepal is considered one of the moderately difficult treks. People of all ages and physical capabilities can complete the trek. No mountaineering skills are required to accomplish the trip. However, you must know that the route of the trek is longer comparatively. Feel free to speak to our travel experts to understand the stretch of the trek more efficiently.
The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek in Nepal is considered a moderate to strenuous trek, with some challenging sections that require a good level of fitness and endurance. Here are some factors that make the trek challenging:
- High altitude: The trek takes you to high altitude areas, with the highest point at Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters/ 17,575 feet). The altitude can cause shortness of breath, headaches, and fatigue, which can make trekking challenging.
- Steep ascents and descents: The trek involves steep uphill and downhill sections, especially the ascent to Gokyo Ri and the descent from Cho La Pass. You should be prepared for the challenging terrain and carry appropriate trekking gear.
- Length of the trek: The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek takes about 12-14 days to complete, covering a distance of approximately 120 kilometers. It requires a good level of endurance and stamina to complete the trek.
- Weather conditions: The weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, with sudden changes in temperature, wind, and snowfall. You should be prepared for changes in weather conditions and carry appropriate clothing and gear.
Despite the challenges, the trek is a rewarding and unforgettable experience that offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountain range, the turquoise Gokyo Lakes, and the traditional Sherpa villages. With proper preparation and training, most trekkers with a good level of fitness can complete the trek successfully.
Yes, it is. It’s completely safe to trek to the Everest Gokyo Valley in Nepal. Our team will guide you and take every safety precautionary measure in case of an emergency.
The trek to Everest Gokyo Lake in Nepal is generally considered safe, but there are some risks associated with high-altitude trekking and remote mountain regions. It's important to take necessary precautions and follow safety guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind:
- Acclimatize properly: The trek takes you to high-altitude areas, so it's important to acclimatize properly and take necessary rest days to allow your body to adjust to the altitude. Ascend slowly and avoid rapid ascent as it can lead to altitude sickness.
- Stay hydrated: It's important to drink plenty of water and fluids to prevent dehydration, which can worsen altitude sickness symptoms.
- Follow safety guidelines: Always follow safety guidelines and instructions provided by your trekking guide or porter. Stay on designated trails and avoid shortcuts to prevent accidents or getting lost.
- Dress appropriately: Dress in layers and carry appropriate clothing and gear to protect yourself from cold, wind, and rain. Carry a good-quality trekking shoe with a good grip to prevent slipping on rocky or uneven terrain.
- Carry a first aid kit: Carry a basic first aid kit with essential medicines and supplies for emergencies. You should also carry water purification tablets or a water filter to avoid water-borne illnesses.
- Travel with a reputable trekking company: It's recommended to travel with a reputable and experienced trekking company that has well-trained guides and porters who are familiar with the region and can provide assistance in case of emergencies.
By taking necessary precautions and following safety guidelines, you can have a safe and enjoyable trekking experience at Everest Gokyo Lake in Nepal.
You can expect at least 5 hours of daily hiking to reach the famous Gokyo lakes combined with enchanting big glacial lakes. On your trip, you will also get a chance to scope out Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu.
During the trek to Everest Gokyo Lake, you can expect a challenging but rewarding trekking experience in the Himalayas. Here are some things you can expect during the trek:
- Stunning views: The trek offers some of the most spectacular views of the Himalayan mountain range, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho Oyu. You'll also see the beautiful turquoise Gokyo Lakes and glaciers, as well as traditional Sherpa villages.
- High altitude: The trek takes you to high altitude areas, so you can expect to experience the effects of altitude sickness, such as shortness of breath, headaches, and fatigue. It's important to acclimatize properly and take necessary precautions to avoid altitude sickness.
- Challenging terrain: The trek involves steep ascents and descents, rocky and narrow paths, and crossing of suspension bridges over rivers. You should be physically fit and prepared for the challenging terrain.
- Basic accommodation: The lodges and teahouses in the region offer basic accommodation facilities, such as shared rooms, common bathrooms, and limited hot water for showering. You should not expect luxury accommodations during the trek.
- Local culture: The region is inhabited by the Sherpa people, and you will encounter their unique culture and traditions during the trek. You can visit monasteries and experience their way of life.
- Weather: The weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, so you should be prepared for changes in weather conditions. It can be sunny and warm one moment and then become cloudy, windy, and cold within a short time. Make sure to pack appropriate clothing and gear.
Overall, the Everest Gokyo Lake trek is a challenging but unforgettable experience that offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas and a chance to experience the local culture and way of life. With proper preparation and a positive attitude, you can have a memorable trekking experience.
The food is generally our traditional Nepali lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle). For accommodation, there are special Hotels & Lodges, Tea houses, and Camping facilities. However, due easy accessibility of hotels & lodges throughout the trial, camping is usually avoided during the Everest Gokyo Lake trek.
During the Everest Gokyo Lake trek, the accommodation facilities are basic but comfortable. You will find teahouses and lodges along the trekking route that offer simple rooms with shared bathrooms. The rooms usually have a bed, a blanket, and a pillow, and some of them may have a solar-powered hot shower facility.
As for food, the teahouses and lodges serve a variety of meals, including Nepali, Indian, and Western cuisine. You can expect to have dishes like dal bhat (rice and lentils), momos (dumplings), noodles, soups, and various types of curries. The food is freshly prepared and served in generous portions to fuel your trekking.
It's important to note that the food and accommodation facilities may vary depending on the season, availability, and location of the teahouses and lodges. It's recommended to carry some snacks and water purification tablets with you during the trek in case of emergencies.
To book the Everest Gokyo Valley trek in Nepal, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:
- Online booking
- Wire transfer OR,
- Cash on arrival.
We recommend you to go through our booking policy (link it) before you head to the payment procedure. In case you need our assistance, please feel free to contact us.
Here is a more detailed packing list for the Gokyo Lake Trek in Nepal:
- Waterproof jacket and pants
- Fleece or down jacket
- Hiking pants and shorts
- T-shirts and long-sleeved shirts
- Thermal underwear (base layers)
- Warm hat and gloves
- Sun hat and sunglasses
- Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots
- Hiking socks
- Lightweight shoes or sandals for evenings in the lodges
- Warm sleeping bag (3 or 4 seasons)
- Rucksack or duffle bag for the porter to carry (maximum weight 15 kg)
- Daypack to carry personal items (camera, water, sunscreen, etc.)
- Trekking poles
- Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
- Water bottles or hydration system
- Personal first aid kit with blister kit, painkillers, and medication
- Quick-dry towel and wash kit (toothbrush, toothpaste, wet wipes, etc.)
- Sunscreen and lip balm with high SPF
- insect repellent
- Hand sanitizer
- Basic repair kit (needle and thread, duct tape, etc.)
- Plastic bags to keep gear dry
- Camera and extra batteries
- Books and/or music
- Portable charger and extra batteries
Note: You can also rent or buy equipment in Kathmandu, including jackets, sleeping bags, trekking poles, and more.
To prepare for your trek in Nepal, it's essential to consider both the specific route and the time of year. Here is a Nepal trekking packing list to help you pack wisely. Here’s our Nepal Trekking packing list.
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Reviews
Best trip of my life
From: Virgin Islands (U.S.) | On: 11 Nov, 2022
If I’m being honest, this was hands down the best trip of my life. I love travelling and I have been to places but this trip was extraordinary.
Recommended to anyone travelling to Nepal. The team at CoreTreks are the best. They are friendly, polite and most importantly they do not hesitate to communicate at all.
Best destination on earth to travel
On: 12 Sep, 2022
I am a traveler and have been to many places in my lifetime. Nepal is the best destination for me by far. I have heard of the Himalayas before but actually experiencing the landscape and the lifestyle changed my whole perspective in Nepal.
This was a memorable trip as I got to experience the wilderness and the Himalayas from up close. Thanks to the team at CoreTreks for helping me choose the best package and on providing me the guidance and information that helped a lot too.
Exceeded my expectations
From: Canada | On: 09 Aug, 2022
Absolutely exceeded my expectations. I never thought I could get this kind of amazing hospitality in Nepal. Plus the people are so cheerful and friendly.
This trip is definitely going to my memories album. Thanks to the CoreTreks team for the valuable information and being honest about their services. They did not give me a chance to complain and took care of me and my belongings. Love it!
A different experience
From: Australia | On: 05 Feb, 2015
I enjoyed the trekking. As an online professional, I need to be connected to internet literally all the time.
While the guiding team were brilliant and dedicated in their services, the connection was very poor during my trek. I missed some important work mails.
Besides that I recommend CoreTreks for their pricing and services. I would suggest one thing if you are looking to travel in local residence of Nepal, beware of the cellular connection.