Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Cost

  • Jun 9, 2023
  • Rajesh Thapaliya

The Everest Gokyo Trek is beautiful in the remote landscapes of the Everest Region. The major highlight of the Trek is the spectacular glacial Gokyo Lakes, serene mountain trails, and awe-inspiring panoramic views of the mountains.

Allocating the proper budget should be the top priority of all the trekkers taking this exciting off-the-beaten Trek. Physical fitness, mental preparation, and proper budget allocation will help you Trek without any hassle.

The cost of the Everest Gokyo Trek Cost depends on various factors. Your travel package will include most of the charges except for some personal expenses. However, finding where you spend on the Trek is always a good idea.

The Trekking package will include accommodation, meals, and Transportation Costs. Other miscellaneous costs, including visas, international transportation, travel insurance, and tipping, are generally not included.

There are also extra charges for internet usage, hot water, charging of phones, and others. Trekking and traveling around in Nepal are pretty affordable in comparison. Hence, Nepal is a perfect trekking destination for budget travelers. For your ease, read further for the detailed cost breakdown of the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek.

Gokyo Lake and Valley

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Everest Gokyo Lake Accommodation Cost

The Everest Gokyo Trek will take you to the cozy tea houses along the trail. The tea houses along the path have limited facilities as it is an off-the-beaten-path. On the other hand, the facilities at lower altitudes can get very luxurious depending upon the Cost.

The higher you move up along the trail, the more basic the facilities get. Most trekking packages include accommodation costs—the stay at the Everest Gokyo Lake teahouses costs around USD 5 per person. The rooms are on a twin-sharing basis with a shared bathroom.

The open kitchen spreads into a common dining hall. The heaters in the oven keep you warm. Trekkers can rest near the stove to brave the frigid conditions. You get two single beds with a warm and fuzzy blanket at night. If not enough, you can also use a sleeping bag; extra blankets might be unavailable during peak seasons.


  1. Gokyo Valley Trek
  2. Everest High Pass Lodge Trek

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Guide and Porter Cost for EBC Gokyo Trek

Trek guide

The Everest Base Camp Gokyo Trek is quite challenging, and hiring a guide and a porter is the right choice. The arduous Trek is steep and dangerous in places. Walking for 5 to 6 hours daily with luggage is not a walk in the park.

A local guide provides all the needed information regarding the Trek and keeps you safe. They can also give you local insights about the local people so that your actions and words do not offend the locals.

A porter carries all your luggage safely and soundly, relieving the burden off your back. Some guides also work as porters. The Cost of a Guide in the Everest Region is USD  30 per day on average, whereas hiring a porter Costs approximately USD 15 to 20 per day.

The general rule on Hiring a Guide and Porter is that you must pay for the entire trek if you fall sick or cannot complete the tour. But if the guides fail sick or cannot complete the trek, you only have to pay for the completed hike.

Everest Gokyo Lake Food and Drinks Cost

The Everest Gokyo Trekking trail tea houses provide basic food and drinks. The meals are hygienic and nutritious, nevertheless. The Cost of Food and Drinks rises along with the elevations. In the lower regions, the price is the least, and you also get varied cuisine options.

The remote trails also add transportation costs, and hence the foods and meals get priced higher in the mountains. Donkeys and Yaks carry the food and ingredients on their back; hence they are more expensive in higher elevations. For breakfast, you will get toast, a boiled egg with either tea or coffee.

For lunch and dinner, you will get the typical Nepali cuisine of "Dal Bhat," which consists of rice, dal, vegetables, lentils, meat, and pickles. A single "Dal Bhat" plate costs around USD 5 to 6. Your total food costs around USD 15 to 20 for the day. For drinks, you will be spoilt for choices as there are varieties of tea like mint tea, apple tea, peach tea, butter tea, rhododendron tea, herbal tea, and others.

You can also get hot mushrooms and garlic soups. These drinks have varied costs. The cost of bottled water will cost more as you go higher on the Trek. You could also carry water purifying tablets to save costs.

Transportation Cost (Kathmandu To Lukla Flight, Jeep Drive)

The most convenient Transportation from Kathmandu to the Everest Region is the adventurous Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The Scenic Flight provides spectacular views of the incredible Himalayas and the verdant landscapes.

The quick Flight to Lukla takes just 30 to 45 minutes. The Cost of the flight is around USD 2000 one way. The price varies according to the season; the charge is slightly higher in the peak season due to higher demand. On the other hand, the Flight Costs you less in the off-season.

The long Jeep drive is taxing and uncomfortable. It Costs around USD 190 jeep ride or USD 10-12 on a local bus reserved in advance. Hence, the Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is a favorite among trekkers.

Everest Travel Insurance Cost

Travel Insurance is one of the essential things you consider as you are going over 5000 meters during the Everest Gokyo Trek. Most insurance packages only cover up to a height of 4000m.

Be careful to get the right insurance package that covers emergency evacuation over 6000 meters. Basic Travel Insurance Costs around USD 120 per person. The amount depends upon the duration of the insurance and the company's policies.

Nepal Visa Cost for EBC Gokyo

There is a facility for visa arrival available at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You can also apply for a Visa online before arriving in Nepal if you like to come prepared for the Trek.

The Nepal government issues visas for 15, 30, and 90 days for $30, $50, and $125, respectively. The Nepal government's Department of Immigration has detailed visa information on its website.

Everest Gokyo Permit Cost

Gokyo lake trek
Gokyo Lake trek permit

You can get the TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) permits from Kathmandu's Nepal Tourism Board Office. The local area Permit Costs USD 20 per person. The Sagarmatha National Park entry Permit Costs USD 30 per person.

These are VAT-included fees, and you can obtain these permits at the Monjo village in Khumbu or Nepal tourism board office in Kathmandu. The TIMS Permit for foreign nationals is US $20 for travelers.

The TIMS Permit for SAARC Nationals is US $10 for group travelers for the Everest Gokyo Trek; you need these permits:

Permit Fee
Local Area PermitUSD 20 per person
Sagarmatha National Park Entry PermitUSD 30 per person
TIMS permit for foreign nationals

The US $20 per person

TIMS permit for SAARC nationals

The US $20 per person


  1. Gokyo valley trek
  2. Gokyo Lake trek
  3. Everest High pass lodge trek

For more detailed information about the Treks, please contact us.

Gokyo Lake Trekking Equipment And Gears cost

You need a lot of Trekking equipment, especially if you are Trekking for the first time. Since the Trek does not involve any technical climbing sections, you can only use the necessary Trekking Gear and equipment like clothing, backpack, Trekking boots, and others.

Buying this equipment will Cost You more. If you want to save money, rent this gear at some shops in Thamel. The rent Costs of these Trekking gear and equipment are around USD 1 to 10 per day.

Miscellaneous Costs During EBC Gokyo

Your trek will have various extra expenses, so a separate miscellaneous heading gets separated when allocating the budget. All these should be a part of your budget.

Tipping Cost

Tipping is not a mandatory custom in Nepal. However, the guides and porters expect you to tip, so you can always tip a small amount if you like their services. The same goes for tipping in hotels and restaurants as well.

Tipping means the local people can get extra income. Hence, tipping is a generous act in the mountains. You can tip whatever you feel like; however, the general custom is to tip USD 15 for guides and USD 10 for porters daily.

Wi-fi Connectivity and Sim-card cost

Some lodges offer Wi-Fi facilities at around USD 2 on average per hour. Furthermore, you can also get a sim card and various mobile data packages. The cost varies on the packaging and the data you use.

A local sim card is your best option as it costs around USD 1 to 2 and a couple of dollars more if you wish to use the internet.

Water Facility Cost

A small flask of boiled water in the high mountain trails costs around USD 1 to 3. If you wish to use the mineral water, it will cost you USD 1 in lower altitudes and USD 2 to 3 in higher elevations.

If you are a budget traveler and want to save, you can take the reusable water bottle and water purification tablets. Hot water showers cost you an additional USD 2 to 3.

Charging Cost

You will carry some gadgets like a mobile phone, camera, etc. Charging these gadgets costs around USD 2 to 5 per hour. These are only valid for remote areas. In the lower regions, you won't require these extra costs.

Personal Cost

Besides these, you might want to go souvenir shopping for your close ones. You might want to celebrate and eat out after the Trek. Hence, you need to allocate a budget for these costs too.

Total Overall Cost

Overall, the total cost of the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is around USD 2000 to 2500 per person, excluding your international flight cost. The once-in-a-lifetime Everest Gokyo Trek is affordable and worth every penny.

How to Save Money on Everest Trek? Essential Tips for Budget Travellers

If you are a budget traveler or want to save money on the Everest Gokyo Trek, these essential tips will significantly help you.

  • Hire Trekking equipment that you won't use more than once
  • Carry a solar charger, as it costs a lot to charge in the mountains
  • Pack sufficient stuff that you might use frequently
  • Find a tremendous trekking package
  • Carry light snacks and protein bars, and energy drinks along the Trek.


Allocating the budget for The Trek is a must. By early budget allocation, you can enjoy the trek freely without any hassle and invest your time traveling and exploring new places.

The surreal Cho La Pass and Gokyo Ri give you a sense of added adventure. The turquoise lakes are awe-inspiring. The affordable Everest Gokyo Trek allows you to explore the beauty of the Everest Gokyo Region.


  1. Gokyo valley trek
  2. Gokyo Lake trek
  3. Everest High pass lodge trek

For more detailed information about the treks, please get in touch with us.

Rajesh Thapaliya

Rajesh Thapaliya

Namaste! I am Rajesh, a Nepal travel blogger who provides Nepal travel tips to travellers who are planning to visit Nepal and know about Nepal.

I am a tourism service provider in Nepal So far, I have been to the Nepalese Himalayan base camps as a tour leader and collected lots of information about the Nepalese Himalayas. You can find my experiences in my travel blogs, so it may make it a lot easier for you to travel to Nepal.

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