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Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek - 20 Days

One of the best trekking trails in the Everest region that combine the journeys to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo lakes.
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$ 2490 USD
  • Gokyo Lake
  • sunset view from Kala Patthar
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • trek to gokyo
Group size: 1-12 people Max-Altitude: 5,554m/18,192ft
Destination: Nepal Fitness level: Difficult 
Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu & Full board on trek
Accommodation: 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek

Trip Introduction

The ‘Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes’ trek is an adventurous journey that is rich in fascinating villages, Buddhist monasteries and the unique Sherpa cultures and their lifestyles. This combined trek to the Everest and Gokyo Lakes explores the heart of the Sherpa homeland, bringing you over the winding path between forgotten valleys, blue glacial lakes, high-mountain wilderness and  360° panoramic views of the majestic Himalayas. Taking us through the landmarks of the Khumbu region, surpassing colorful monasteries, numerous suspension bridges, spectacular viewpoints and enthralling sights of world’s tallest mountains, we accomplish our aim to reach the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes. Located within the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the biggest monastery of the Everest region and also the most important Buddhist center, Tengboche monastery. The iconic Kala Patthar, the highest elevation of this trek, offers fabulous close-up views of Mt. Everest while the gorgeous Gokyo Ri presents views of the Gokyo valley, which is one of the Himalayas’ unsung treasures, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and scenic vistas of the Himalayan peaks. From the Everest Base Camp you get the opportunity to have a closer look at the stunning Khumbu Icefall.

The Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes trekking itinerary has been designed in such a way so as to make your trip easy, exciting and unforgettable. We have overlooked and excluded those challenging walks through Cho La pass thereby making the trip less strenuous.

Route Map

Route maps are just representation of the trekking routes. This does not represent the exact geographical conditions.Click here for Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek route map

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Upon arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, we will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier who will escort us to our designated hotel. We may take a rest or visit Himalayan Glacier’s office in the afternoon. Later, in the evening, a welcome dinner with authentic Nepalese cuisine, that introduces the country’s food culture, will be hosted by Himalayan Glacier. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Dinner
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trip Preparation

After breakfast, we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu, which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We visit the historic Patan Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘monkey temple’ (Swayambhunath), and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. During the late afternoon,  we get our equipment checked by our climbing leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip at Himalayan Glacier’s office. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Breakfast
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minute flight; 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek

We take an early morning flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region and an exceptionally beautiful mountain town. During this 40-minute flight, we are able to enjoy the beauty of the rocky  foothills paving ways to the majestic Himalayas. At Lukla, we meet our other crew members, get ready and start trekking. We walk on a trail that gradually descends to Cheplung village from where we get a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila, a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From here, we gradually descend until Phakding. If time permits, we make a quick hike up to a nearby monastery. Overnight in Phakding.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours

We will have breakfast before gearing up for the trek to Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa village. Our trail takes us over Dudh Koshi river via a suspension bridge and passes through a beautiful pine forest going beyond Benkar valley before reaching Monjo village. Approaching the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a brief permit check, we descend to Dudh Koshi river. Crossing the spectacular Hillary suspension bridge, we begin to ascend the prime heartland of Sherpa village, Namche Bazaar. We will now get the first glimpse of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Taweche. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)

Today, we will spend the day to acclimatize our bodies to the high altitudes and adjust to the thinning air. We can hike up to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas or we can trek to Khumjung village. We can also check out the Sherpa museum, which is a great place to learn about the Sherpa culture and the history of mountaineering. There is another optional 2 hour hike to Everest View Point, an uphill walk that will help speed acclimatization. Today we also visit the Hillary School and a monastery, which houses a yeti scalp. If it happens to be a Saturday, we can also witness the Haat Bazaar, a wonderful local market where people exchange their goods or buy necessary items from the market. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5- 6 hours

We begin our day with an enjoyable walk down the river at Phunki Thanka, which is an easy walk. A steep but short climb from Phunki takes us to the very famous Tengboche monastery passing through forests of blue pine, fir and black juniper. Tengboche monastery is the biggest monastery of the Everest region and located within the Sagarmatha National Park. The monastery is blessed with panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. If we reach Tengboche by 3 o’clock, we can observe a Buddhist religious ceremony. Overnight in Tengboche.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 - 6 hours

Today, we begin walking downhill passing through lush forests with birch, conifers and rhododendron trees. We are able to admire fantastic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Walking downhill to Debuche crossing the Imja river, we reach Pangboche. Taking the upper Pangboche trail gives us pristine views of the Himalayan vista and the Pangboche monastery. Moving ahead towards Imja valley and Lobuche river, we ascend up to reach the picturesque Dingboche village, a beautiful windy settlement overlooked by numerous prayer flags and chortens. Overnight in Dingboche.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization

Spending a day in Dingboche will help us to acclimate to the high altitude. Our second acclimatization day, we will take a day hike to Nagarjun Hills (5,050m/15,291ft.) which offers us mesmerizing views of the fifth highest mountain Makalu along with Lhotse, Cha Lhotse, Tawache, Ama Dablam and others.  From another location on the ridge we can also admire the picturesque Imja Khola Valley and the beautiful Dingboche village. After appreciating the surrounding vistas, we trek back to Dingboche. Overnight in Dingboche.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 5-6 hours

We start the day with a gradual climb to Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here, we climb up a steep trail to Chupki Lhara, where we find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest climber Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepali mountain guide), who perished on a mission to climb Everest. Next, we continue to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and find ourselves facing several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. The trail then eases off as we follow the valley to Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours

Today, we walk one of the most memorable walks of our lives, the Everest Base Camp. Through the rocky trail from Lobuche, we slowly ascend to catch the glacial moraines of Mt. Pumori all the way to Gorak Shep. The walk is quite strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air. Walking along the Khumbu glacier – the highest situated glacier in the world-and crossing the Changri glacier, we walk ahead towards Gorak Shep. As we reach Gorak Shep, we are surrounded by the Himalayas. After resting for a short while, we continue to Everest Base Camp passing through rocky dunes, moraines and streams. The Everest Base Camp is stunningly beautiful. We can enjoy amazing views of Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori mountains from the base camp. After spending some quality time there, we trek back to Gorak Shep. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

However, the sunset view from Kala Patthar is more admirable than the sunrise view, so it is recommended that we visit Kala Patthar today during sunset. As the setting sun's rays strike the snow-capped mountains, the resulting scenery is incredible. Therefore, for those trekkers who wish to continue to Kala Patthar today instead of the next day, please inform your guide and he/she will coordinate accordingly.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours

We wake up before dawn today to trek towards Kala Patthar (meaning ‘black rock’) to catch a glimpse of blazing sunrise over Mt. Everest. As we climb up the hill, the views of Lingtren, Khumbutse and Changtse are incredibly stunning. Kala Patthar is a vantage point for the closest views of Mt. Everest from where we can enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of other peaks as well. After spending some memorable times at the summit of Kala Patthar, we hike down to Gorak Shep, have our breakfast and then start trekking downhill to our destination today, Pheriche. Overnight in Pheriche.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 12: Pheriche to Phortse (3810m/12,496ft.): 13km, 6 – 7 hours

The magnificent and splendid Everest surrounds us as we begin the trek to Phortse today. On the way, we can see various wildlife like mountain goats, musk deer and many species of Himalayan birds. Kangtega and Thamserku lie just above us along with the Khumbu La and Kongde Ri. Phortse is a typical Sherpa village which is less explored as it is situated off the regular base camp trail. Today’s trekking journey brings us incredible views and amazing cultural experiences of the Sherpa people. Overnight in Phortse.

Day 13: Phortse Village to Machhermo (4,470 m/ 14,663 ft): 12km, 5 - 6 hours

We begin our exciting journey today walking alongside Dudh Koshi river passing through rhododendron forests, waterfalls and several wildlife like pheasants, mountain goats and musk deer to reach the Tongba village. The path is not very difficult, although the hills are steep, but trekking along this route is very exciting. Passing through Dole, Labarma and Luza villages we finally reach Machhermo, the last village before reaching the Gokyo valley. There is a Chhorten right before the Luza village. In Machhermo, we can visit the Himalayan Rescue Hospital for a lecture regarding altitude sickness, its precaution, and primary treatment. Overnight in Machhermo.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 14: Machhermo to Gokyo (4800 m/15,744 ft): 10km, 5 - 6 hours

This morning, we begin climbing a ridge for excellent views of the Dudh Koshi valley, Kangtega, Thamserku and Cho Oyu. Descending towards the river bank, we then climb up the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa Glacier on a steep trail. Crossing a metal bridge over a stream, we enter the Gokyo territory, passing the first lake known as Longpongo. Here, we can witness footprints of a lama (Buddhist priest) on a stone. We become mesmerized by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun at the sight of the second lake, Taboche Tsho. A little ahead is the third lake, Dudh Pokhari, which is linked to the second lake by a surging stream. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain as a backdrop sets an amazing spectacular sight here. After lunch, we explore around the third lake, Dudh Pokhari. Overnight in Gokyo.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 15: Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft): 2km, 3 - 4 hours

We will hike to Gokyo Ri, a small peak above Gokyo village, in the morning and savor the fantastic views of the entire Khumbu region.  As we ascend, the views become even more fantastic and we can see four of the seven highest peaks of Nepal, Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. Reaching the fourth lake, Thonak Tsho we take pleasure in the lake’s serene beauty after which we trek back along the retracing trail to the third lake. We may take an additional hike up to the fifth lake, Ngozumba Tsho if time permits and depending on our physical conditions. From here, the view of Ngozumba glacier, the longest glacier of the Himalayas, is so fascinating. Overnight in Gokyo.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 16: Gokyo to Dole: 6km, 4 - 5 hours

After breakfast, we descend on a trail along the Dudh Koshi river passing the first Gokyo lakes. The views of Cholatse and Taboche peaks along the way are fascinating. After reaching a Chhorten (stupa) at the edge, the glimpses of Thamserku, Cho Oyu and Kangtega mountains are awe-inspiring. Walking past tiny villages of Machhermo, Luza and Labarma, we reach Dole. Overnight in Dole.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 17: Dole to Namche Bazaar: 13km, 4 - 5 hours

In the morning, we get ready to head back to Namche. En route we spot a lot of mountain wildlife, waterfalls and rhododendron forests. The astonishing views of Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kangtega mountains are ours to admire. From Mong La, we can admire the beauty of Khumbila peak. After reaching an intersection where the trail from Sanasa meets our current trail, we can see capturing views of the Himalayas. For one last time, we get to see Lhotse, the tip of Mt. Everest and Tengboche from the Namche army camp hill. Bidding adieu to the ‘Crown of the Himalayas’, we reach Namche Bazaar in a short while. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 19km, 6 - 7 hours

This happens to be our final day of trekking as we make our way to Lukla. Walking down the exciting rocky trail, passing through mountain forests and Sherpa villages and crossing several suspension bridges, we reach Lukla. The air seems warmer and our trek in the mountains has come to an end. We may celebrate our success with our trekking crew members or spend time reminiscing about the incredible adventure in the mountains. Overnight in Lukla.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu

We take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. On arrival, we will be dropped to our hotel where we can relax or take a glimpse of Kathmandu city. Thamel, being a central tourist hub, is where we can also do some last minute shopping or just stroll around. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier to enjoy with our trek leader and a few other staff. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Breakfast Dinner
Day 20: Final departure

Your adventure in Nepal has come to an end today. A representative from Himalayan Glacier will take you to the airport three hours before your scheduled flight. On your way back home, you will have plenty of time to reminisce about the trip and plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Included meals:Breakfast

Important Note

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Himalayan Glacier upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.

In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund, if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Himalayan Glacier’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee 
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

The Trekking Group

For this trek there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for carrying luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size but we after years of experience we have found a maximum of twelve people to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you'd like to book this trip for a larger group then that can be arranged too.

Accommodations

We will be accommodated in a 3-star hotel, Hotel Moonlight in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 390. Himalayan Glacier will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

Meals

During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the teahouse or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.

Leader(s) & Staff Arrangements

The most significant thing that makes this trek, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful leader(s) and the crew members with the ability of operating our days on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of Himalayan Glacier's leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Himalayan glacier only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s). The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following trainings:

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
  • English Language
  • Conservation and Biodiversity
  • Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)
To meet Himalayan Glacier's team, check out the Guide Profile Page.

Porter Care

Though often overlooked, it's no exaggeration to say the entire trekking and expedition industry in Nepal is built on the back of hard-working local porters. It is their tireless efforts carrying supplies, equipment and baggage that make journeying to these remote areas possible. Therefore, we are firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters - at our expense - to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. (International Porters Progress Group)

Environmental Concerns

The Everest Region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as much as we do.  Therefore, we believe that the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Himalayan Glacier employs a 'zero impact' policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Himalayan Glacier, therefore, enforces a number of do's and don'ts. Please talk to your trek leader to avoid environmental impacts.

Travel Insurance

It is a condition upon joining any of Himalayan Glacier's trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don't arrange or sell insurance.

Acclimatization

This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000 m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, we take rest in Namche Bazaar and Gokyo Valley which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

On this trek you are likely to walk for 6-7 hours a day in average, cross steep, hilly terrain. Exercising and jogging regularly for a few months prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance strength and stability. Past hiking experience is a must but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Himalayan Glacier before booking the trek. We also recommend that you consult your doctor(s) before the trip.

Best Time to Travel

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for this trip.

Equipments & Packing List

This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Himalayan Glacier inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items
  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
Head
  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Upper Body
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
Hands
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
 Lower Body
  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
Feet
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
Sleeping
  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Medical
  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Practical Items
  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
Toiletries
  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
Extras/Luxuries
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Trip Start Dates and Cost

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