How far from Kathmandu to Everest base camp?
Everest base camp trek starts from Kathmandu Valley and takes scenic 35-minute flight to Lukla airport. From Lukla to Everest base camp and Gokyo Lake Valley then return to Lukla is more than 130 KM distance, which takes 18 days to explore this trip.
Where is the Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp?
Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake are located at Khumbu Valley Solukhumbu district and Himalayan Everest region.
How high the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake?
Everest base camp elevation is (5,380m) above the sea level ( from the southern side of Nepal) and (5,200m) ( from the northern side of Tibet). The Gokyo Valley lake elevation is 4,800m above the sea level.
Everest base camp trek and Gokyo Lake is the difficulty?
Yes, the Everest base camp trek and Gokyo Lake is difficulty through Kala Patthar (5,545m) rock way, Everest Base Camp (5,364m), Cho La pass (5,367m), and Gokyo Valley (4,800m). It's the most challenging adventure trekking in Himalayan Nepal. If your health is fit and already has done trek above 3000m then, Everest base camp and Gokyo Lake is not difficult for you.
Is Everest Region permits necessary?
Of course, the TIMS (Trekkers Information management system) permit is necessary to enter the Everest region. The Everest region permits cost.
- Sagarmatha National Park fees = 3000.00 NPR
- TIMS permit = 1000.00 NPR
Do I have to take sleeping bags on the trek?
Yes, is necessary to take sleeping bags on the trek because the lodges don't have enough blanket.
How can I respect the culture?
During the trekking, we can get amazing Sherpa culture, there we can see some notice, we have to follow that notice rule and regulation.
Wi-Fi and shower available this trekking?
Yes, most of the place and lodges/teahouse have available but you have to pay extra for Wi-Fi and shower. At the high elevation is not possible to found a shower because the area is surrounded by the glacier.
How many hours I have to walk each day?
For this Everest base camp trek and Gokyo Lake per day maximum of 7 hours and a minimum of 5 hours, you have to walk.
How are the Everest base camp trek and Gokyo Lake weather?
Everest base camp trek via Gokyo Lake is perfect weather in autumn and spring, this clear weather reason there can get amazing Himalayan scenes and fresh weather, where many trekkers choose to enjoy this season for the Everest base camp trek via Gokyo Lake. In the December and January almost be -18C cold at Base camp and Gokyo lake -13C cold, few trekkers only dare to trek these months but in the morning these months also be clear weather.
Is possible to make an extra day on the trek?
Yes, if you have time then the trekking is always flexible, you can easily add.
Without any trek can I do it?
Yap, many trekkers success without any trek but you have to use 3 - 4 acclimatization days through the trekking. Himalayan Frozen Adventure recommend you before going to the Everest base camp trek via Gokyo lake, you have to need hard training. If any information needs about this Everest base camp trek via Gokyo lake please kindly contact us.
Booking trip can I do cancel?
Yes, you have the option to cancel this trip but there are some certain conditions:
- If you cancel your trip before 60 days the full amount will be refunded
- If you cancel your trip before 30 days the 30% amount will be refunded.
- If you cancel your trip before 1 week the 5% amount will be refunded.
Is it safe for a solo female traveler?
Of course, the solo female traveler is fully safe, Himalayan frozen Adventure is responsible teams, who leading many solo trekkers through the Himalayan and made successfully.
Is it necessary to need travel Insurance for Everest base camp trek via Gokyo Lake?
Of course, Travel Insurance is necessary for this trip, this trek is a high challenge adventure risk. The travel insurance will cover emergency evacuation as Helicopter rescue and the hospital charge. If you fell an accident and Acute mountain sickness then, at this condition, your travel insurance will immediately provide the helicopter.
Electricity does available on Everest base camp trek via Gokyo Lake?
Yes, electricity is available in the lower region of Everest trek, where you can get to charge your camera and mobile batteries, etc. But high elevation there has a solar system power so it's not enough for the charge. So we suggest you take some extra batteries for this Everest base camp trek via Gokyo Lake.
How to manage drink water through trekking?
The Everest region can get normal free tap water, for this water you have to use purification medicine. bottled water or boiled water also available to buy at lodges and teahouse. Per day you have to drink about 4-6 liters water for your health.
Is possible to pick up me from the airport?
Yes, when you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our airport representative will wait for you at the airport, we will display a Himalayan Frozen Adventure with your group name signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our car.
Can I exchange my money in Nepal?
Of course, You can exchangers your money at the Airport, ATM, and money exchange by a better rate. And you can get enough Nepalese cash for your trek.
What do I have to carry on the trekking?
You have to carry the perfect size trekking bag where you can put your personal belongings item, snacks, sunscreen, water, camera, gloves, hat, and jacket. Our porter will carry your 20 kg bigger packs.
Is possible to store my extra things in Kathmandu Hotel?
Yes, it's possible to store your extra things in Kathmandu Hotel, We have a safe place to store your luggage.
Can I get an experienced guide?
Of course, we'll provide an experienced guide, who has the deepest information about Himalayan Nepal, and government license holder English speaking guide. Our guide and porter are fully helpful and friendly and make your trip fantastic.