- duration 16 days
- tour type Group
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 13+ years old
- max group size 12
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar
- Cho La Pass
- Spectacular Himalayan View
- Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri
It leads you through traditional Sherpa villages in the foothills of some the highest peaks in the world. The route also crosses the fast flowing Dudh Koshi River and visits its source; the Gokyo Lakes, where you will also have the opportunity to summit Gokyo Peak (5483 meters) offering astonishing, panoramic views of Mt. Cho Oyo, Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalu.
The route also heads to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, another chance to summit a Himalayan peak to achieve unparalleled views of Mount Everest and the surrounding mountain giants.
Icefalls, glaciers, the world’s highest Buddhist monastery at Tyagnboche and unimaginable views of some of the world’s “eight thousanders” are all on offer on this truly spectacular trekking route. You will return home having accomplished the ascent of two peaks, challenging trails and reaching the base of the highest mountain in the world, all whilst witnessing some of the most captivating scenery, insurmountable anywhere else in the world.
We kindly refer to the Itinerary tab for a Day-by-Day overview of this tour.
From day one Madhav at Mosaic Adventure was quick to answer our questions and provide advise which made preparing for the trip a lot easier and set realistic expectations.
Once in Nepal, we were met at the airport and taken to our hotel. The next day we enjoyed a city tour with one of their knowledgable and very accommodating guides (this was also a highlight of our trip).
Then the day arrived - the start to our trek! We were met by Madhav and our guide (BN) in the morning and it was off to the airport and supprisingly a timely departure to Lukla (these flights tend to get cancelled last minute due to weather).
During the trek we had modest but comfortable accommodations with all three meals included. These are generally carb based (to keep ones energy levels up) and non the less tasty!
During the entire trip our guide BN and assistant guide Purna were nothing short than amazing. They told us stories about the areas, their lives and answered the multitude of questions we had and always made sure we were all ok.
Sadly one of our group became very ill with AS, so much so she had to be airlifted out by helicopter. What was a rather worrisome and stressful situation was made so much easier with the guidance of our guides about what needs to happen and Madhav then checking in on her once in the hospital in Kathmandu.
The trek itself I would describe as amazing scenery with well kept paths and to really enjoy this journey you should have a very good fitness level. The most challenging days for part of the team were the passes but rest of the time the walking is what one refers to as a Nepalese Flat (hilly).
I thoroughly enjoyed every moment in Nepal and can't wait to get back there again to do another of their incredible treks through the mountain area. This is truly a trip of a lifetime with added flare added by the guides.
Thank you to the entire Mosaic Team for making this what it was and I cant wait to be back :D
PS: we trekked 16 October 2017 - 1 November 2017 and had amazing weather!”
Day 1: Flight to Lukla (2,845m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610m)
Day 2: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,441m)
Day 3: Acclimatization Day at Namche
Day 4: Trek to Tyanboche Monastery (3,860m)
Day 5: Trek to Dingboche (4,360m)
Day 6: Acclimatization Day at Dingboche
Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4,940m)
Day 8: Trek to EBC (5,363m) and back to Gorakshep (5,170m)
Day 9: Hike to Kalapather (5,545m) and Trek to Zongla (4,830m)
Day 10: Trek to Thangnak (4,680m) via Chola-la Pass (5,368m)
Day 11: Trek to Gokyo (4,790m)
Day 12: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,357m) and back down to Gokyo
Day 13: Descend to Dole (4,110m)
Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m)
Day 15: Trek to Lukla (2,845m)
Day 16: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
- Airport transfers
- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight
- Trek permit (Sagarmatha National Park entry fee and TIMS card fee)
- Teahouse accommodation
- Breakfast/lunch/dinner on the trek
- An English speaking guide
- Government imposed taxes
- Beverages (tea/coffee, coke/fanta, bottled water etc)
- Extras (battery charging, above Namche bucket of hot water for shower etc)
- Tipping and other personal expenses
- Travel Insurance.
- Travel Insurance.
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How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.