Advise on Ebc & gokyo lake

I just booked my trip to ebc & gokyo lake. Any advice please ;-) anything regarding clothing, what to take with me etc. would a Nikon SLR camera be OK or way to big for that sort of trip. I would like to think that I am reasonably fit, go to gym a few times a week, walk all the time. I have done the Inka Trail and trekked in Chile & Argentina and I had no problems. I would appreciate any advise please


It gets bloody cold at night so make sure you have a high rate sleeping bag ,take an aluminium water bottle which can also be used as hot water bottle plenty of wet wipes,, I did find the trek very tough, wanted my mum a few times! But it was a fantastic trek, stunning views,pack as light as possible but good layering system,water is very available on route, 3extremely tough long days! But most of all enjoy and take your time on the trek , try and go at your own pace! Hope this helps ,I'm hoping to go back in October to do the annapurna circuit, good luck


some advice:

1. wear a balaclava over your face when trekking to avoid kumbhu cough

2. be careful of 'yak-fever' (giardia) make sure water is treated!!

3. I agree, warm sleeping bag and alluminum bottle with hot water in sleeping bag at night

4. bring more money than you think you need (tho you can take out extra in Namche)

5. attend the high altitude talk if you can (so informative!)

6. i'd bring the Nikon camera.. don't get much more scenic than this!

7. Do the Gokyo Ri morning trek - incredible!


What about food costs in the huts?  Any hints on how much cash to take? 

Well worth taking a decent SLR. A wide angle lense is ideal for panoramic shots and you will want to add a polarising filter. Yes it is extra weight to carry but the results you will get versus a compact camera will be worth it. Keep the battery warm when not in use and take a charged spare.

I think I have spent around £700 on the trek. The cost of food in huts was on average £35.00 for diner lots of teas and coffees and your breakfast. Shovers were about £6-10. The higher you go the less meat you get so if you like meat be prepared or you may suffer. I did on one occasion. Other that that you will love it. Take a good camera(my choice would be an SLR).

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