In Nepal, Mt. Everest is commonly known as Sagarmatha, meaning ‘Goddess to the sky’, and Chomolungma, meaning ‘Mother Goddess of the Earth’, in Tibet. The peak elevates 8848 meters, being the highest peak in the world. It is located in the Mahalangur section. Lhotse, Nuptse, and Changtse are the neighboring peaks of the Everest region.

When we talk about Everest base camp elevation it is 5200 meter. Trekkers all over the world dream to achieve the height once in his/her lifetime. Trip to Everest base camp is always cherished by the trekkers. elevation of everest base camp makes it difficult to breathe on such great length so we provide all the supplies for your safety.

While trekking in the Everest region we will not only walk in the lap of the Himalayas but we will also pass along the rhododendron forests, remote valleys, small and big Buddhist monasteries and several mountain passes.The Everest is the homeland of the Sherpas. Sherpas are friendly mountaineers who live in the soaring villages of the Everest region. They are considered as elite mountaineers. Tenzing Norgay is a famous Nepali Sherpa who made the first successful ascent to the Mount Everest with Edmund Hillary, New Zealander, in 1953.

Amadablam, Pumori Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Mera Peak, Island Peak, and Lobuje Peak are the major notable peaks in the Everest region. The South Base Camp in Nepal and North Base Camp in Tibet serves as base camps for the Mount Everest. Trekking in the Everest region will take us through popular places like Namche Bazaar, Gorakshep, Kalapatthar, Everest Base Camp and Lukla.

Let's discuss about the treks of this region.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most famous treks in the world. No doubt, Everest Base Camp Trekking is a dream trek for any travel enthusiasts. This trek will take you to the lap of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m) from where the surreal view of the Himalayan mountains and gorgeous scenery can be observed. The trek takes you to the eastern part of Nepal in the Khumbu region where some of the highest mountains in the world are situated.

If you are captivated by the irresistible beauty of the Himalayas and the rich culture of the people living here, then Everest Base Camp trek-14 days is the most suitable option for you. Within a span of a few days, you will be standing lowkey on top of the world far away from your home. EBC Trek is a once in a lifetime journey that will take you close with nature.

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Himalayan Penchant:

Everest Base Camp Trek will present you captivating beauty of the Himalayan scenery, beautiful rivers, streams, picturesque villages, dense forests of rhododendron, fir, and conifer along with panoramic views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Lobuche East (6,119 m), Lobuche West ( 4,940 m), Taboche Peak (6,501 m), Mt. Kangtega (6,782 m), Khumbutse (6,665 m), Pumori (7,161 m), and numerous other mountains.

Sir Edmund Hillary once stated, "It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." You will get an opportunity to forget the daily hustle of your life and immerse yourself in the wonders of this Himalayan region and make life long memories. The divine beauty and irresistible aroma of this region will help you find inner peace and your inner self.

Everest Base Camp Trek landmark

Lukla Airport:

Lukla airport is considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world. A thrilling flight from Kathmandu will take you to Lukla, the starting point of Classic Everest Base Camp Trek.

Namche Bazaar:

Namche Bazar is the main tourist hub of the Khumbu region. This is also the main and the biggest residence area of Sherpas. Similarly, in Namche Bazar, you will find most of the facilities like WiFi, nice cafes & restaurants, luxury lodges, etc.

Tengboche Monastery:

Tengboche monastery is located in the Tengboche village. This is the largest and the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. In the monastery, you will get to see ancient sculptures, paintings, antique pieces, and manuscripts.

Gorak Shep:

Located at 5,180 meters, Gorak Shep is the original base camp of Mt. Everest. Later, the base camp got moved to 5,364 meters where it is located right now. These days, trekkers pass by Gorak Shep to reach Everest Base Camp. After exploring the base camp, they drop down to Gorka Shep for a night stay.

Everest Base Camp:

Everest Base Camp in the lap of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m). From here, you will get to witness a panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Baruntse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Kongde, Lobuche Peak, Mt. Ama Dablam, etc. Likewise, you will also see a stunning view of Khub Icefall and other huge glaciers, moraines, and glacial lakes.

Kala Patthar:

Kala Patthar is the most popular viewpoint in the Everest region. From the top of the Kala Patthar, you will get to observe a 360-degree view of Everest. You will also get to see a jaw-dropping landscape view from here.

Culture:

Everest Base Camp Trek will present to you the ancient and rich culture and tradition of Sherpa people. People here mostly follow Buddhism. During the trek, you will pass by many monasteries, chortens, gumba and mani stones that will showcase you the cultural richness of the region. Similarly, you will stay overnight in several villages during the trek, which will give you a chance to interact with locals and take a deep look into their unique lifestyle, beliefs, and values.

Ethnic Diversity:

Khumbu region is mostly dominated by Sherpa people known as the great climbers. Besides them, you will also see Rais, Limbus, Sunwars, Manangis, and Lopas also lives in the Khumbu region. Every community has a distinct culture, major festivals, languages, dress, and delicacies.

Natural Aptitude:

Everest Base Camp Trek goes through Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to many wildlife including rare ones like the red panda, snow leopard, etc. Sagarmatha National Park is also part of UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. The national park includes several florae as well. Likewise, other parts of the trail also include beautiful forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, maple, cedar, juniper, etc. The entire region is extremely rich in vegetation. The vegetation ranges from subalpine to alpine zone.

Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty:

Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek in the Everest region. The trail includes many ascends & descend on steep, rugged, and rocky path. You will trek through dense forests crossing several streams and rivers, which also makes the trail tiring. Similarly, on average, you will walk for around 6 to 7 hours a day as well. All of these demands strong stamina, high strength, and good health.

For trekking experience, anyone can go on this trek until they are physically fit means prior trekking experience is not necessary. However, make sure to go on a few short hikes before the commencement of the trip.

Altitude Sickness and Prevention:

Everest Base Camp Trek 14-days is a journey to the high altitude. High altitude trips always carry the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or altitude sickness. Every day elevation will increase making the air thinner and thinner, which welcomes frequent exhaustion and altitude sickness. However, with enough acclimatization day in between the trekking period and proper guidance, one can easily complete this trek. Also, keep yourself hydrated. Drink enough water during the trek to avoid altitude sickness. In case you feel difficulty breathing inform your guide right away so that he can take proper measures on time.

Transportation and Bag Pack:

Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla, you will begin trekking towards Everest Base Camp gradually through villages like Phakding, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche.

Everest Three Passes Trek

 

Himalayan Penchant

Everest High Passes Trek is the most thrilling and adventurous journey of Khumbu region. The trek goes through many beautiful and hidden villages up to the isolated region where you will only be greeted by snow and high mountains. Crossing the three high passes, Cho La Pass, Kongma La Pass, and Renjo La Pass will allow you to immerse yourself in the wonders of this Himalayan region. Along with picturesque valleys and huge glaciers, you will get to see spectacular views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Lobuche East (6,119 m), Lobuche West ( 4,940 m), Taboche Peak (6,501 m), Mt. Kangtega (6,782 m), Khumbutse (6,665 m), Pumori (7,161 m), and numerous other mountains.

Everest Three Passes Trek Landmark

There are so many things to look around and explore during Everest Three Passes Trek. Starting from the Lukla airport to Namche Bazar are one of the main highlights of this trek. Cho La Pass, Renjo La Pass, and Kongma La Pass are the three passes that you will cross during the Everest Three Pass Trekking. These passes will present you the irresistible view of the Himalayan landscape. Likewise, you will explore beautiful Gokyo village and hike up to Gokyo Ri.

Culture

Everest Three Passes Trek will present you the rich culture and tradition of Sherpa people. People here mostly follows Buddhism. On the way, you will pass by many monasteries, chortens, gumba, and mani stones. Similarly, you will stay overnight in several villages during the trek, which will give you a chance to interact with locals and take a deep look into their unique lifestyle, beliefs, and values.

Ethnic Diversity

Khumbu region is mostly dominated by Sherpa people, the great climbers. Besides them, Rais, Limbus, Sunwars, Manangis, and Lopas also resides in this region. Every community has a distinct culture, major festivals, languages, dress, and delicacies.

Natural Aptitude

Everest High Passes Trek passes by the Sagarmatha National Park, which is habitat to many wildlife including the red panda, snow leopard, etc. Sagarmatha National Park is also part of UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. The national park includes several florae as well. Likewise, other parts of the trail also include beautiful forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, maple, cedar, juniper, etc. The entire region is extremely rich in vegetation and ranges from subalpine to alpine zone. You will also cross streams, glacial lakes, moraines, and high passes.

Everest Three Passes Trek difficulty

Everest Three Passes Trek involves lots of walking. You can expect to walk for at least 5 hours a day, and during the days in which you have to cross passes, you need to walk for more than 8 hours a day. The trail is mostly uphill, and in extreme cases, you have to face a barrage of strong winds and snow. The slippery paths may cause injuries as well. We advise you to train properly before taking this trek.

Altitude Sickness and Prevention

Altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is an illness usually occurs during high elevation journey. If you live in low altitude or on a sea level, and you suddenly go on trek or journey that will take you above 2,000 or 4,000 meters above, there is a high chance of getting altitude sickness if not acclimated properly. Likewise, Everest Three Passes Trek will lead you above 5,000 meters. A strong and healthy body can also suffer from AMS, therefore it is very necessary to move gradually while acclimating your body at the lower levels. Also, drink plenty of water to avoid altitude sickness.

Transportation and Bag Pack

Everest Three Passes Trek begins with a short flight to Lukla. From here, you will trek to EBC crossing three high passes Cho La Pass, Renjo La Pass, and Kongma La Pass.

Below is the list of things that you should carry during Everest Three Passes Trek:

  • T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear)
  • Thermal Wears
  • Breathable Underwears
  • Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks
  • Insulating Jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Warm woolen Gloves
  • Sun hat/woolen hat
  • Goggles
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking Pole
  • Crampons, Rope, Ice Axe (Ask with your trek guide before getting one)
  • First aid kit
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
  • Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)

Food and Accommodation during Everest High Passes Trek

The Everest three passes trek takes you through the bustling settlements first and later it joins the isolated parts of the Himalayas. In the early stage, you will be staying at teahouses and small lodges. As we move closer to the pass, you might need to reside in the camp. Food in the trails is pretty normal as it includes dal bhat tarkari, dhido, momo, noodles, sandwich, tea, coffee, etc.

You can carry extra food if you want. Also, if you are staying overnight in a camp, then meals will be cooked and served by the crew members. 3-star and 5-star hotels will be your major resting spot in the city. There will be unlimited options to dig on in Kathmandu.

Best Season to go on Everest Three Passes Trek

The high passes in this trek are filled with snow most of the year, so you must select the proper time to explore it. The best available option is to explore during the Autumn season, which starts in October and ends at mid-December. The snow is also not too much and the sun is not too overpowering as well. The monsoon clears the clouds and fog, which provides you with clear views of mountains. Likewise, Spring is another good time to go on Everest Three Passes Trek.

However, Monsoon (June to mid-September) and Winter (December to February) is not a preferable time to go on Everest Three Passes Trek. The rainfall makes the views unclear and trail also become slippery & full of insects. And, the harsh cold makes the journey almost impossible.

Everest Three Passes Trek Cost

Everest Three Passes Trek is a long and adventurous journey. The cost to go on this trek can differ from one company to another, and the facilities you are willing to have. With us, you can expect to get the most reasonable and comprehensive Everest Three Passes Trek cost. For any further queries, feel free to contact us anytime.

Also, know that Everest High Passes Trek cost only does not include your travel insurance, emergency evacuation, international airfare, tips, and personal expenses. You can check our cost include and exclude section for detailed information.

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek

Right from the beginning to the very end, Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek is full of enthralling places. A thrilling flight from Kathmandu will take you to Lukla, the starting point of Gokyo Lake Trekking. You will then head towards Namche Bazar, the main tourist hub of the Khumbu region where you will find most of the facilities like WiFi, nice cafes & restaurants, luxury lodges, etc.

The next part of the Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek itinerary will take you to Gokyo Valley where you will explore Gokyo Lakes, the highest freshwater lakes in the world, and hike up to Gokyo Ri, a famous viewpoint of Gokyo Valley.

Further, passing by the previous base camp of Mt. Everest, Gorak Shep, you will reach Everest Base Camp that will welcome you with panoramic views of Himalayan mountains. Next morning will take you to the most popular viewpoint in the Everest region, Kala Patthar. From the top of the Kala Patthar, you will get to observe a 360-degree view of Everest along with the excellent landscape.

Culture

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek will present you the rich culture and tradition of Sherpa people. Buddhism is the main religion followed by people residing in this part of Nepal. On the trail, you will come across many monasteries, chortens, gumba and mani stones that will showcase you the cultural richness of the region. Similarly, you will stay overnight in several villages during the trek, which will give you a chance to interact with locals and take a deep look into their unique lifestyle, beliefs, and values.

Ethnic Diversity

People from the Sherpa community mostly resides in the Khumbu region. Similarly, you can also find Rais, Limbus, Sunwars, Manangis, and Lopas. All of these people are from different community and carries their own major festivals, culture, languages, dress, and delicacies.

Natural Aptitude

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek 19-days passes by Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to many wildlife including rare ones like the red panda, snow leopards, Himalayan tahr, etc. Sagarmatha National Park is also the part of UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. The entire region is extremely rich in vegetation and ranges from subalpine to alpine zone. The national park includes several florae and rare medicinal herbs as well. Likewise, other parts of the trail also include beautiful forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, maple, cedar, juniper, etc.

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek difficulty

In spite of its delightful appeal, Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek is a relatively difficult trek. You need to walk on slippery and snowy areas for a minimum of 5 hours a day daily. Plus the high altitude always carries chances of altitude sickness and that can be a major problem. You’ll need to adapt to sleeping on hard beds and withstand sub-zero temperatures. Walking past moraines requires strong willpower, strength, and stamina.

Altitude Sickness and Prevention

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek brings chances of altitude sickness as you will be trekking above 5,000 meters. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or altitude sickness can occur to anyone regardless of their age and health. Altitude sickness is an illness that happens when you do not acclimate your body properly in the lower elevation before heading upwards. The best thing you can do to avoid AMS is first to make sure there are enough rest days in between the trek and second drink enough water to keep yourself hydrated.

Transportation and Bag Pack

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla, you will begin trekking towards Gokyo Valley and head to Everest Base Camp.

Below is the list of things you should carry during Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek:

  • T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear)
  • Thermal Wears
  • Breathable Underwears
  • Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks
  • Insulating Jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Warm woolen Gloves
  • Sun hat/woolen hat
  • Goggles
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking Pole
  • First aid kit
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
  • Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)

Food and Accommodation during Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek

The Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trekking takes you through the bustling settlements first, and later it joins the isolated parts of the Himalayas. You will be staying at teahouses and small lodges. Food in the trails is pretty normal as it includes dal bhat tarkari, dhido, momo, noodles, sandwich, tea, coffee, etc. You can carry extra food if you want. 3-star and 5-star hotels will be your major resting spot in the city. There will be unlimited options to dig on in Kathmandu.

Best time to go on Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek

The best to go on Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek is during the Autumn season, which starts in October and ends at mid-December. The snow is also not too much and the sun is not too overpowering as well. The monsoon clears the clouds and fog, which provides you with clear views of mountains. Likewise, Spring is another good time to go on Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek.

However, Monsoon (June to mid-September) and Winter (December to February) is not a preferable time to go on EBC with Gokyo Lake Trek. The rainfall makes the views unclear and trail also become slippery & full of insects. And, the harsh cold makes the journey almost impossible.

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek Cost

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek cost can vary from one travel agency to another. The price can get a little higher than EBC Trek. We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition is running EBC with Gokyo Valley Trek for years. With us, you will find the most affordable and comprehensive cost for Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek.

The cost will include food & accommodation during the trek, all necessary permits, first aid kit, and expenses of guides & porters. For more detailed information, you can check our cost includes and cost excludes part.