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17

Grade

Moderate

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Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes is a less frequented trail in the Everest region. Furthermore, this is rated as one of the best treks in the Everest region. Travelers in the region often praise of its beauty and offerings. On the other hand, Everest base camp via Gokyo lakes and Chola Pass takes you on the roller coaster ride. The trail climbs up and down and offers views of beautiful mountain panorama and culture.

It very rare in the other regions to find lakes made out of glacier deposits and in plenty. This trek takes you to beautiful emerald green and turquoise lakes. The lakes reflect the most magnificent reflection of the highest mountains. To add up, it takes you to the highest walkable passes, which is as well a fantastic vantage points. The vantage point offers views of one of the world’s highest mountains. Cho La offers the view of Everest and unlike the view from Kala Patthar. From Chola pass you can see the Everest dominating the entire landscape. Finally, we as well see the Everest base camp and the Kala Patthar which is the zenith of the trek

Along with mountain panorama of Everest you can enjoy the rich sherpa culture. Furthermore, you can enjoy their cuisine, accommodate in their homes and their way of life. Besides that, you will as well have chance of witnessing rare birds and animal. We as well will spot plenty of stupas and some rare monasteries in the region, which carries a history in its back.

trip overview

Trip Code: BT-109 Total Duration: 17 days
Destination: Everest Region Best Time: March - May & Sept - Dec
Trip Grade: Moderate Group Size: Min. 2 Pax
Max Elevation: 5545 Meters

itinerary

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Arrival in Kathmandu

You could be already in Kathmandu or you may be arriving on this very day and whatever it is we welcome you to Nepal! Thank you for choosing Everest base camp via Gokyo lake trek with budget trekking. On this first day we transfer you to your hotel/hostel. You will not do much except observing the ambiance around you and get acquainted with the country.

Accommodation

  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast only

ALTERNATIVE ITINERARY DUE TO FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS:

The flights to Lukla and back are heavily dependent on weather conditions. As a result, flight being cancelled for one day, couple of days or for several days is a known phenomenon for flight companies in Nepal. In case we face such circumstances with your holiday plans in the Everest, we will be following a contingency plan and the plan would be as follows:

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Day 2

In case your flight was cancelled on the previous day, we will attempt to board our flight on the second. This will be our second attempt to make that flight. In case we make it to Lukla on this day. We will follow our original itinerary from Lukla for the next 14 days.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Day 3

This will be the third and last attempt made to board your flight to Lukla. In case if you are not able to board the flight on this day as well, we would do our best to find an alternative. The best practiced alternative will be a helicopter to Lukla. The helicopter in a sharing basis will cost USD 500 per passenger. In case you take the Heli, you will be dropped in Lukla in around 45 minutes. In case we make it to Lukla on this day, we will still follow the original itinerary to Everest Base Camp and head back to catch our flight on the last day from Lukla.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Day 4

In case we had no luck on Day 3, we will no more wait for the flights or the weather to clear up and head towards Phaplu by road. Depending upon the package you select and the number of people in the Group, we will either take a private vehicle or a public jeep. The drive takes around 9 hours. This route to Everest Base camp was used by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first to scale Mt. Everest. It takes 4 days from here to join the main trail to the base camp. The trek joins the main trail in Monjo.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

It is advised to have some extra days towards the end of the trip for the same reason. Flights might get called off for the same reason and you may have to wait for couple of days or more.

Trek Preparation and Shopping

This is an important day because today is the day when you will meet with your guide. The guide or one of our team members will brief you about the trek about more or less everything you need to know. After briefing we would thoroughly go through the trekking gear that we have. Furthermore, if there is anything that is not according to the trekking standard we will do last minute shopping of the trekking gears. On the other hand one of our backend office staff will get busy preparing required permits and logistics.

Accommodation

  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast only

Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (200m descend – 50m descend)

After taking an early morning flight to the most adventurous airports in the world of Lukla we walk just for warm up. We trek for only 200 meters descent and 50 meters of ascent in around 2 and half hours. If weather permits you will get the glimpse of mountains right from the airport. You will hear and see Dudh koshi roaring down from different places. Overnight in Phakding.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Phakding – Namche bazaar (1000m ascent – 100m descend)

This is one of the most difficult sections of the trek.  Within around 6 - 7 hours we cover 1000 meters in ascent and 100 meters in descent. You will come across beautiful villages in between and small yet amazing waterfalls. On this very day you will see the first glimpse of Mt. Thamserku. In between Phakding and Namche is Monjo, from where we enter in the Sagarmatha national park. Right before monjo you may enjoy a notable forest of pine, fir and Rhododendron. Beyond Jorsale and from the confluence of Dudh koshi and Bhote Koshi is the most difficult 2 hours of trek on this day. Overnight in Namche.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Rest Day - Namche Bazar

Despite a day off, we take side trips to Khumjung and on the way we as well stop by at Syangboche. On this day we hike to Syangboche airport; one of the high altitude, non commercial air strip. We also take the opportunity to visit Khunde and Khumjung where we see the school built by Sir. Edmund Hillary and a monastery that claims to home yeti’s scalp. We get back to Namche and rest and enjoy the view. Overnight in Namche.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Namche – Dole (590m ascent)

There are two option from here to reach our next destination and we choose the one via Kyanjuma. With the views of snow dusted, soaring Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse we make sheer ascent through barren ridges. After the ascent we reach Mong La also known as Mond Danda, where we sit for lunch. After reviving we now descend to the root of the hill and banks of Dudh Koshi river to Phortse Thanga.A place which is at the foot of the mountains, dark and damp. From Phortse our trek continues to Dole which takes around 2 hours. Overnight in Dole.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Dole - Machhermo (ascent – 650m)

We walk short but strenuous and sheer uphill through the forest of Rhododendron, a beautiful trail and playground of musk deer. Keep an eye for Golden eagle and dramatically soaring mountains of Everest region. The trail is comparatively easy from Dole and the only vegetation we come across is tundra grass and dotted scrub Juniper. It is advised to hydrate as much as possible due to remarkable change in altitude over a short period of time. We limit our ascent within 3 hours to Machhermo and call it a day to avoid altitude sickness. Overnight in Machhermo.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Machhermo – Gokyo (ascent – 350m)

The villages we see from Machhermo onwards are all temporary villages and only inhabited at certain time of the year. With the beautiful view of Kantega and Cho Oyu, we follow the Dudh Koshi river for almost an hour, until we reach the first lake which is at around of sheer uphill we come across the 1st lake at 4600m, and further down the trail 2nd lake called Taboche Tsho and finally the third lake by the village Gokyo, known as the Gokyo lake itself. We can further travel to the 5th and 6th lakes which is around 1 and ½ hour hike up down.Overnight in Gokyo.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Gokyo Acclimatization to 5th lake (570m ascent – 570m descend) (5th lake)

Trekking to 5th lake and back takes around 4-6 hours with easy pace. Since it is almost full day walk we will keep it on the activity day, which is today’s day. We get back on the same trail out and and not go towards Gokyo Ri but stick to the same trail. In around one and half hours we arrive at the 4th lake and further in around 2 hours we arrive at the 5th lake. The views of peak from the 5th lake is very rewarding. Cho Oyu is the most significant mountain seen from the Gokyos. After all day excursion to the 5th lake and back we call it a night in Gokyo.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Gokyo to Gokyo Ri to Thangnak

After acclimatizing in Gokyo and enjoying the views of Cho Oyu and the 5th lake, we spend another day to visit Gokyo Ri (5346m). One of the most appreciated, nearby viewpoints. We can witness an unparalleled, picturesque view of Everest (8848m), Nuptse 7861 m, Makalu 8481 m, Cholatse (6440m), Taboche (6495 m), Ama Dablam 6856 m, Kantega 6685 m, Thamserku (6608 m). The view of Everest however is the best from the peak of Gokyo Ri. Once we reach Gokyo we stop for breakfast and head towards Thangnak. On this section of the trek we mostly walk on Ngozumpa glacier and through steep moraines. Overnight in Thangnak.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Drak Nak (Thangnak) – Chola Pass – Dzongla (Ascent 700m – Descent 590m)

The day is one of the longest and toughest and we start very early to cover the entire ascent and descent on thin air. It takes approximately 8-9 hours to complete the trek. The drag however pays back with some pretty nice and near views of peaks Everest, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Phari Lapche, Kyajo – Ri. Further after crossing Chola Pass the trail again becomes sheer, exhilarating scramble, on the edge of the mountains. The trail is treacherous, marked with cairns and often confusing and slippery. Once we head down we call it a day in Dzongla.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Dzongla – Gorakshep

The first 1 and half hours of descent takes us to Thukla and further an hour of walk takes us to Lobuche. Cholatse steals the show in the first half of trek, whereas you would get the first glimpse of Nuptse and Lhotse which is prominent as well as captivating. The walk from Lobuche to Gorakshep takes around 1 and half to 2 hours for fit and fast whereas it could take 3 hours with normal pace and fatigue. From Lobuche the track is easy, clear and pleasant. Later, the trail twists, turns, climbs and goes past Kangri Glacier to Gorak Shep. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Gorakshep – Kalapatthar/Ebc – Gorakshep (Ascent 650m, descent 385m)

Initially trek follows the narrow gap between glacier moraine and the mountain. We make a very small but difficult climb on moraine with the first sighting to Gorakshep. We cannot visit both Kalapathar and Everest base camp on the same day which is why we do it in 2 days time. It is recommended to visit Kala Patthar on this day. Many people prefer Kala Patthar in the morning but it is not recommended due to the ruined views from sunrise behind the Everest. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Gorakshep – Pheriche (200m ascentt, descent 700+m)

If we made it to Kala Patthar on the previous day, we hike to Everest base camp on this day before we descend to Pheriche. The trip to base camp takes around 3 hours one way. We start our trek early at around 6 am to our destination, which is a semi-permanent village made out of bright dome tents and bounder covered by prayer flags. After spending brief moments in Everest base camp we trek down for another hour to Gorakshep and further down to Periche in Next 3-4 hours. Overnight in Pheriche.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Pheriche – Namche (Ascent 400+m and ascent 50+m)

From Periche we descend to scenic Imja River and make small and easy ascent and walk through the forest of Rhododendron and Fir. We walk majorly through the banks of Imja stream and Dudh Koshi until an uphill ascent to Tengboche and further down to Phunki Thanga and final shear uphill for around an hour to Namche. Overnight in Namche.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Namche – Lukla (Ascent 950m, descend 250m)

Although we start early and it is all descend from Namche to lukla, it is claimed to be the hardest downhill in the entire Everest base camp route. The remorseless incline makes it difficult on the knees but there is always an option to slow down the pace and stroll easy. It’s a flat trail from Benkar to Phakding and further to Lukla and not too bad on the knees. Overnight in Lukla.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Lukla – Kathmandu

We board an early morning flight on the world’s most adventurous before the weather is wrecked. With the views of the beautiful peaks on our right we head towards Kathmandu.

Accommodation

  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast only

cost includes

  • All government and local taxes
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Trekking Guide
  • All accommodations on the trails and  3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu )
  • 3 Cups Tea while on the Trail ( in most of the places where applicable)
  • Best available local lodges / Teahouse  in mountain
  • 2 way flight ( to and from Lukla)
  • Taxi to and from airport  
  • Certificate of trek Completion

cost excluded

  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, mineral water  etc)
  • Additional food
  • Porters
  • Tips for guide
  • Anything else that is not mentioned on what is included

Important Notes

  • The trip begins from Kathmandu

  • You need to arrive at least 2 days prior to your scheduled trek initiation date

  • You will begin your trip from day 2 of your arrival and only after signing necessary formalities

  • You need to bring along at least 2 passport sized pictures and hand it to the company on day 2.

  • In case of trek cancellation or trek forfeit due to unseen circumstances, we shall compensate with an alternate itinerary or activities.

  • You need to bring along at least 500 dollars additional in cash. The funds will help you in case of delayed flights or unseen circumstances

  • You need to aware of the company of any medical conditions developed recently

  • You need to be of age 15 and above to join this trip

  • You are advised to have at least 3-4 days towards the end of the trip. This is because of uncertainty of flights from Lukla.

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by Paul James on Blank Business Name
Can't wait to go back!

1st place i made contact with at in Kathmandu and how lucky was i! Detailed assurances with the itinery, and step by step breakdown of what everything covers and what the 18 day trek i had with them includes, they were bang on! Excellent knowledge of not only ebc but far more things that you can experience in Nepal. Feels like youre leaving family there but its not that bad... just go back to them!

by Chris Forsythe on Blank Business Name
If you are thinking about going to Everest Base Camp then just do it!

If you are thinking about going to Everest Base Camp then just do it! and you can choose budget trekking , these guys are more than awesome, one of my friend Eskil recommend me this company. You will get more than, they promise, further more they do contract before your trek start which is really nice, which make you more secured that you are in safe hand.

Everest Base Camp was by far the best experience of my life.

My experience with Budget Trekking(BT), travelling to Everest Base Camp was by far the best experience of my life. A lifelong dream to have fulfilled is a tall order and BT delivered beyond my expectations. Our guide was energetic, professional, responsible and incredibly organized. I felt like I was in amazing hands every step of the way. The assistant guides were helpful and such an incredible treat to be around the entire trip. I can't say enough about my experience going to the top of the world with BT.

by Kathy Ogilvy on Blank Business Name
It all makes for a great life experience.

When undertaking a trip like EBC, it's important that the trek is professionally organised to ensure enjoyment as well as safety, with Budget Trekking this is done. The guides are wonderful people who are enthusiastic, caring and very knowledgeable about the area you are visiting. It all makes for a great life experience.

by Simon Smith on Blank Business Name
Awesome trek

Awesome trek, well organised and planned. Although it was quite an adventure we felt safe the whole time. The sights that we saw and the experiences that we had were truly unique and something that we will always treasure.

by Angie Morefield on Blank Business Name
Welcome dinner was awesome.

Very professional service and delivery thank you budget trekking for everything. Welcome dinner was awesome.

by James edwards on Blank Business Name
A most excellent trip

A most excellent trip. From what I gather visually not as stunning as Annapurna but the sense of accomplishment when you reach EBC beats it all. Would definitely recommend Budget Trekking to anyone interested in doing Everest Base Camp via Gokyo.

by Debra Devonshire on Blank Business Name
The Everest Trek really is a once in a lifetime adventure

The Everest Trek really is a once in a lifetime adventure, leaving very fond memories and amazing photographs. The guides were exemplary, entertaining and very helpful during the trek.

by Richard on Blank Business Name
Trekking to Base Camp in Nepal is a beautiful

Trekking to Base Camp in Nepal is a beautiful, breathtaking experience that I really enjoyed. Yes it's hard work walking up and down mountain edges but with spectacular scenery to look at it helps take your mind off the sore legs.

by Jordan on Blank Business Name
110% satisfied

great place to stay out of the touristic places of Kathmandu, calm and relax. The crew is amazing, helpfull, and really nice with their customers.If you want to trek I recommand you Budget Trekking, they really good guide and friend, you'll not regret it. For sure one of the best experience I ever had.No doubt: the place to stay in Kathmandu is dormitory nepal !!!!!!!Thank you again my friends !Jordan C.

Best trekking company in Nepal

When I first got to Nepal I wasn't even sure I would go on a trek, but after meeting Ozul and everyone else in the trekking group I believe I found a great fit. Everything on the EBC trek was set up perfectly so I only had to think about the walking everyday. Overall it was an outstanding trek and definitely the high point of my time in Nepal

by Daniel on Blank Business Name
Everest Base Camp

I had the luck of staying in Dormitory Nepal because I got to know Uzol and Samer and an amazing group how did the Everest Base Camp together with me. 14 very good days of trekking and the best view of Everest from Kala Patthar.

by Hannah Howard on Blank Business Name
This trip was fantastic from start to finish

This trip was fantastic from start to finish. The excellent organisation and wonderful guides ensure that everyone gets the most out of the experience, and a chance to truly enjoy beautiful Nepal. Physically strenuous at times, but a trip I'd recommend to anyone and would happily do again.

by Emma Starkey on Blank Business Name
A seriously life-changing experience!

This trip was a once in a lifetime experience. If you are thinking about this trip, book it! All you need is an ok fitness level, determination and positive mindset. A seriously life-changing experience!

by Anne Baker on Blank Business Name

Budget Trekking nurtures and develops a highly experienced, well organised, very communicative, exceptionally helpful, hard working, and very friendly local staff/team to guide and provide us with exceptional experience of the local culture and landscapes.

by Brian Siemsen on Blank Business Name
Greatly appreciated!!!

A big thanks to Sameer and his team for giving us a once in a lifetime experience. Greatly appreciated!!!

by Sakolsak Mungkhampha on Blank Business Name
Incredible experience

Incredible experience, would recommend to anyone. Didn't find the walking too difficult, there is just lots of it! The pace is very good for all abilities. The trip is very well organised to ensure you acclimatize properly and it meant 15/16 of our group made it to basecamp without any sickness. The guides were fantastic, I could not recommend them enough - Dev, Dawa, Sudip and Prakash waited on us hand and foot and the trip would not have been the same without them.

by Kieran Wallace on Blank Business Name
The itinerary is great and allows time to adjust to the altitude.

I thought I did not need a guide as I'd been hiking before. After doing the trip I would 100% recommend it. Everything is so well organised and you can still go your pace as they have several guides. The itinerary is great and allows time to adjust to the altitude. The guides are super knowledgeable so you learn a lot and know which mountain is which and monitor your health.Tips:1. Do not pack too much!2. You probably won't shower, pack babywipes3. Bring cute hat (you'll wear it most of the time so it'll be in all your photos + hides your non washed hair)

by Amy Berryhill on Blank Business Name
We would definitely recommend this tour to everyone who love adventure !

Myself and my partner did the Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo Lake in May. The tour by budget trekking was great and our guide was brilliant as he was well organised and knew the area very well. This was quite an intense tour due to the length but the views were definitely worth it! The weather in May was good (clear and sunny with a few showers). We would definitely recommend this tour to everyone who love adventure !

by Andrei Dan on Blank Business Name
Best trip i've ever been on.

Best trip i've ever been on. Would highly recommend this to anyone that wants to hike in Nepal. Great experience that i cant fault. Amazing Group leader that had so much knowledge about Nepal and the Himalayas it was so good to learn so much in 15 days.

by xavier stonehewer on Blank Business Name
Would strongly recommend for an experience of a lifetime.

Had an incredible time with Budget Trekking, Sameer and his guide team. The guides were very enthusiastic, friendly and kept you motivated. I met some amazing people and loved learning about Nepalese Culture through my Guide. Would strongly recommend for an experience of a lifetime.

by Belinda Gogos on Blank Business Name
The Everest Base Camp trek was excellent

The Everest Base Camp trek was excellent. I really think that Budget Trekking have got such a good offering with great local guides, a sensible itinerary and good trip notes to help you be confident for the trip. I had such an amazing time and I would highly recommend it !

by Kathryn Fidler on Blank Business Name
It is truly the trip of a lifetime!

While this trip is both physically and mentally challenging, the rewards of reaching Everest Base Camp far outweigh the challenges faced getting there. The guides make you feel like royalty, despite the freezing temps, sleepless nights, and daily struggles of putting one foot in front of the other at such high altitudes. It is truly the trip of a lifetime!

by Josee Boulianne on Blank Business Name
The trip to Everest Base Camp was excellent

The trip to Everest Base Camp was excellent. The scenery was awesome. Dawa and his crew made us feel comfortable, always checked on how we were going, and kept us updated on what we were going to be doing. The guesthouses chosen were good and food better than I expected, but people need to forget the comforts of home, something that should always be done when travelling. A great experience. Well done Dawa, his crew and Budget Trekking.

by David Clark on Blank Business Name
This is truly an adventure of a lifetime!

This is truly an adventure of a lifetime! While trekking in this region has its challenges, it is absolutely worth it. A couple of tips if you are considering this trip: Don't underestimate the difficulty of the terrain. This trip will test you - train hard, trek slow! Go at your own pace and take in the surrounds. Also don't be afraid to ask to rest or take a break. Get a cheap pair of plastic slippers or crocs for bathroom use in the teahouses, so you can dispose of them at the end of your trip. However much toilet paper and baby wipes you think you will need... double it! Prepare a great medical kit before you go including cold and flu medication, blister packs, etc. You'll be surprised how much of this kit you will use. Happy trekking!

by Piyush on Blank Business Name
Everest base camp trek via Gokyo lakes

I traveled with my 10 friends for this beautiful trek and for the first time going to the heights of 19500 feet. I was very happy to get this company and Mr Dev as our guide, who made this trek a wonderful experience for all of us. They did everything as professionally and took personal care for everyone. Dev and his team were excellent and always ready to help with smiles. I am planning to send my son and his friends for this trek this year with them.Actually,, I met Mr Dev during my trek in Annapurna region in 2013, where he was leading another group but helped my group though we had hired other agent and had some problems. Dev work in Budget Trekking. Thank you so much Budget Trekking for this wonderful trekking.

by Eric Gibson on Blank Business Name
Fantastic trip

Fantastic trip, incredibly well organised. Excellent knowledgeable leadership. Would highly recommend.

by Aaron Winkle on Blank Business Name
Im looking forward to my next visit.

A trip worthy of adding to the bucket list. I had a fantastic travel group and guide who was always willing to help each step of the way. Im looking forward to my next visit.

by Catherine Lamb on Blank Business Name
best experiences of my life

Wow! Hard trek but so amazing and worth it. Our leader knew everything there was to know about the local culture, safety, and cared so much about each of us individually. Whether or not you're lucky enough to get Dawa as a leader, this trip is SO fantastic. Hard but life-changing. Train for it! Do cardio and be ready for a challenge. Go on Diamox if you can to make AMS less likely. But probably one of the best experiences of my life. AMAZING!! Good luck.

by Rebecca Hines on Blank Business Name
Outstanding

We would like to complement the effort of the Budget Trekking (BT) guide Rajesh Tamang (Raj) who was outstanding in ensuring we all reached our objective (Everest Base Camp). Both he and the team he led were friendly, efficient, and professional with good english langauge skills. During a trek of this type (140km reaching 5300m) we all faced individual challanges , but these were overcome with the help and invaluable leadership skills displayed by Rajesh Tamang (Raj). Thank you Budget Trekking and Rajesh Tamang (Raj) for everything.

by Timothy Bradley on Blank Business Name
Everest base camp is just awesome

I trained. I researched. I did treks at high altitude, but lower than Everest base camp. Nothing will prepare you for the effects on your body going over 4000m. Go into this with an open mind that you might have to accept you can not handle it.

by Sandra - Spain on Blank Business Name
One of the best experiences of my life !

This was a trip of a lifetime! Although it was tough at times it was equally amazing and loved every minute of it! One of the best experiences of my life!

by Julie Marie Holmås on Blank Business Name
Excellent customer service

Excellent customer service, friendly and responsible staff who are willing to go out of their way to ensure your comfort and enjoyment. I highly recommend Budget Trekking (BT)!

by Romain Leclerc on Blank Business Name
Best tour to pick

Avant de partir Sameer nous a beaucoup aidé. Par email il a répondu à toutes mes questions très rapidement et a fait en sorte que tout soit prêt et clair lorsque nous arriverons au Nepal (en terme d'équipement, itinéraire, emploi du temps).

Une fois sur place, on nous attendait et avons été reçus par Sameer et Shaurab pour un excellent diner local en compagnie de notre guide Dev, qui était notre compagnon parfait pour les 15 jours de trek qui ont suivi.

Nous désirions faire le tour via Gokyo et Cho-La pass jusqu'a EBC.

Sur place nous avons reçu un livret très précis expliquant tout concernant notre tour qui était crafté sur mesure.

Ma compagne et moi ne sommes pas entrainés, mais nous avons pu faire l'intégralité du parcours qui était prévu y compris Gokyo-Ri (5350m), Cho-la Pass(5420m), EBC(5360m) et Kalapatthar (5630m). Aucune déception, uniquement que de la satisfaction. Cela nous a été possible grace aux conseils de notre guide qui sont indispensable si l'on se rend dans la region sans expérience. De plus notre tour n'était pas uniquement composé que de grands chemins tracés, mais aussi de voies sur glace et dans la neige qu'il nous aurait été impossible d'emprunter sans Dev.

Nous sommes maintenant amoureux de la région et savons deja que nous reviendrons pour recommencer.

Merci Budget Trekking.

by Frank Bean on Blank Business Name
Lil Bit Up Lil Bit Down

What really can be said to describe the experience of climbing to Everest base camp Via the Gokyo lakes, Nothing it really has to be done and I couldn't think of a more passionate and informative group to guide me through the amazing experience of the Himalaya's!!!!

Raj our guide could quite possibly be the most kick ars3 person I have ever meet he spent his whole time going out of his way to ensure we were happy on our journey up up up!

I will be back to see you all at the dorm these guys also run Dormitory Nepal check it out for a one stop shop and the best possible time in Kathmandu xxx

by Ian Moran on Blank Business Name
An awesome trip and great hiking experience

An awesome trip and great hiking experience. Challenging at times but if you go slow and steady, chances are good that you'll get to Base Camp. Tip: it can get really dusty so bring a buff.

by Timothy Bradley on Blank Business Name
Good service!

I enjoyed this trip. I learned a lot about the culture, life style. I loved this trip and also tour leader was very effective always smiling, laughing and happy person. Good service!

by Aleksandar on Blank Business Name
The EBC was challenging but very rewarding.

The EBC was challenging but very rewarding. I thought the hardest bit would be the trekking but I think anyone who is fairly fit will be able to manage it fine - but you should be prepared to cope with very cold conditions in the evenings (travelling in March) and quite basic accommodation. Scenery is great though and the sense of achievement when finished!

by Ryan Edwards on Blank Business Name
experience so much better!

The Budget Trekking team genuinely cares about your experience - from service staff leading up to the trip, right through to the guides who are with you every day! They are considerate and lovely to work with and make the experience so much better!

by Andrea Lam on Blank Business Name
love it and get the experience of a lifetime.

What an adventure! You wont regret this one - and you'll never be more proud of yourself for giving it a go. Nepal is beautiful and as long as you read your trip notes and are aware of what the trip is like (basic shared bathroom facilities, up to 8-9 hours walking etc) you will love it and get the experience of a lifetime.

by Michael Hines on Blank Business Name
What an amazing trip!

What an amazing trip! So challenging but so well supported by the team Budget Trekking Pvt.Ltd. I was so impressed with Budget Trekking and would travel with them again. Getting to know the local guides and porters was so special. Hot tip: Toilets get tough in Gorak Shep.... bring some peppermint spray or similar to help ease the situation. Your group will love you for it..

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes

Been planning this adventure for a few months, after emailed over dozens of trekking companies, I came across Budget Trekking Pvt.Ltd. Shaurab (owner) was very quick to response to all my inquiries and the price was very reasonable. Shaurab is also very accommodating, he was happy to follow my itineraries and weeks leading to the start of the trekking, I wanted to change the trekking dates, with no question asked, Shaurab rearranged everything for me. I was well looked after from the arrival to departure in Kathmandu.

by Stephen Chapman on Blank Business Name
Gokyo Ri is gorgeous

Everest Basecamp and Gokyo was a beautiful place to trek - Gokyo Ri is gorgeous. Thank you Budget Trekking (BT) for arranging.

by anthony vogelpoel on Blank Business Name
It has been a very beautiful trek.

It has been a very beautiful trek. But you need to be fit enough as it is very strenuous. Prepare you legs , you have to climb thousands of steps!!!! Thank you BT for arranging trek for us. and i would also like to thank our guide Dev and porter Bobbin...

by Ben Trepler on Blank Business Name
Over-all, this has been a great trip.

Over-all, this has been a great trip. The leader and the guides are all very good and took care of all our needs. I also like how they managed some uncertain conditions like the flights to Lukla Airport - which by itself is very stressful since it always involves much waiting and too much uncertainty due to weather conditions. But they kept us updated and well informed and also let us know about alternatives in case we don't get our flights to /from Lukla. Healthwise, I noticed that almost everyone got some kind of cold and cough symptoms.

by Joseph Rourke on Blank Business Name
Very well run and informative trip

Very well run and informative trip. Excellent team leader, trek leaders and porters. Loved it, Thank you Budget Trekking and the team.

by Stephen on Blank Business Name
Budget Trekking is a great company to travel with

Budget Trekking is a great company to travel with. They use local guides who have local knowledge of the area whilst being well organised, reliable and good value for money. I would not hesitate to recommend Budget Trekking to my family and friends

Fantastic trip.

Fantastic trip. Brilliant views. Winter trips are good for a quite tour but are very cold. Take a compact camera with a zoom lens.

by David Warth on Blank Business Name
Everest Base Camp November 2017

As a 65th birthday present to myself, I elected to go trekking in Nepal. Unfortunately my planned companion became ill and could not come. Accordingly I went by myself. Sameer was very helpful in setting this up, and willing to take me as an individual. Trekking with his friend Dawa and our porter was a pleasure. At all times I felt safe and well taken care of. They had picked the most "luxurious" tea houses. Some even had electric blankets! From airport pick up to airport drop off everything was handled by Budget Trekking. Sameer had recommended November as the best month for good weather, and we had perfect sunshine. I feel his vast experience made my trip the trip of a lifetime that I will never forget. If you have considered this trek, I would highly encourage you to proceed, and can highly recommend Budget Trekking.

by Helene Rogers on Blank Business Name
Thank you Budget trekking and the team

I can forget Everest flight, rickshaw ride round Kathmandu at night and sunrise and mountain walk in Namchabazar and Gokyo. Nepal is an amazing, beautiful country, rebuilding after terrible earthquake in 2015. The Nepalese are lovely people and you will enjoy the adventure. All this was possible due to Budget Trekking and the wonderful guide Dawa. Thank you all...

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