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Everest Base Camp Kalapathar (16 Days)

Rated 5/5 based on 6 customer reviews

Trip Highlights

Duration: 16 Days

Type of Trek: Tea house / Camping

Max Altitude: 5545 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Flight

Grade: Moderate

This Everest Base Camp Kalapathar trek is truly an amazing experience of Everest region and its fascinating Sherpa people with their unique traditions. From Lukla (2,805m.) you trek to Namche Bazaar (3,436m.) for a day of acclimatization. Further up Namche you can explore the Sherpa villages of Khunde and Khumjung before heading for Thyangboche Monastery. After visiting Chukung Ri you trek to Lobuche for a day-hike along the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base Camp (5,364m.) and a climb to the top of Kala Patthar Peak (5,550m.) for a close encounter with Mt. Everest

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Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) takes about 35 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.) takes approximately three hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) takes approximately five hours.

Day 03: A day for rest in Namche Bazaar (3440m.) for acclimatization. overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) takes about five hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m.) takes approximately five hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization. You have another option as you can hike up to Chhukum.

Day 07: Trek from Dingboche (4350m.) to Chhukung (4730m.) and it takes about four hours.

Day 08: Trek from Chhukung to Chhukung Ri (5546m.) to Lobuche (4930m.) via Dongla (4620m.) and it takes almost six hours.

Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5486m.) via Gorakshep (5180m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 10: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4243m.) takes about six hours.

Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Phortse (3750m.) takes almost four and half hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Phortse (3750m.) to Khumjung (3790m.) which takes almost three and half hours.

Day 13: Trek from Khumjung to Thame (3800m.) and it takes about four hours.

Day 14: Trek from Thame to Monjo (2835m.) takes about six hours.

Day 15: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2800m.) takes about four and half hours.

Day 16: You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla and it takes almost 35 minutes.

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) takes about 35 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.) takes approximately three hours.

You begin your trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Nupla (5885m) which can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.) Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) takes approximately five hours.

Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 03: A day for rest in Namche Bazaar (3440m.) for acclimatization.

It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For acclimatization you walk up to Khhumjung where you can visit a monastery. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on. Or you can take an hour's walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for an outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) takes about five hours.

As you climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. You continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by lamas which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3860m). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m.) takes approximately five hours.

Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization.

There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak. The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. You have another option as you can hike up to Chhukum. From here you can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Dingboche (4350m.) to Chhukung (4730m.) and it takes about four hours.

The trail gradually ascends up to Chhukung. On the way, you can see summer huts made especially for keeping livestock in the summer time. From here you are also able to enjoy the beautiful mountain views in and around the valley. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Chhukung to Chhukung Ri (5546m.) to Lobuche (4930m.) via Dongla (4620m.) and it takes almost six hours.

From Chhukung Ri you have views of Mt. Nuptse (7896m.), Mt.Lhotse (8511m.), Baruntse peak (6800m.),Ama Dablam peak(6856m.),Thamserku peak (6608m.), Konde Ri or peak(6187m.), Tawoche peak(6542m.), Cholotse peak (6441m.) and more. You then begin your trek to Lobuche via Dongla which offers you a panoramic view of the mountains along the way. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5486m.) via Gorakshep (5180m.) takes about seven hours.

Trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below the Khumbu glacier. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. Now the trail winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier. The views of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appear in front of you. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4243m.) takes about six hours.

You accomplish an early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of the magnificent sunrise. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many other peaks. Yaks are normally used as four-legged porters in this area. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Phortse (3750m.) takes almost four and half hours.

The trail descends to Pangboche before turning up and down in every half an hour to Phortse. On the wa, there is an opportunity to see wild life in and around the area like mountain goats, musk deer and many species of Himalayan birds. There are village monasteries in Pangboche and Phortse rich in the cultural heritage of the Sherpa people. Along with this, you can also see an old monastery in Pangboche which is believed to have been established during the 16th century. The Pangboche village is known to have highest permanent settlement throughout the year. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Phortse (3750m.) to Khumjung (3790m.) which takes almost three and half hours.

The trail here descends for early twenty minutes and ascends up steeply for almost one hour to Mongla (4000m.). From this spot, you can see the panoramic view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Konde-Ri and Tawache peak. Now the trail descends and ascends frequently up to Khumjung. The Khumjung village is said to have the largest settlement of the Khumbu region. There is well-equipped high school built by Edmund Hillary in 1960. Not limited to this, there is an old monastery where the skull of Yeti is believed to have preserved. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 13: Trek from Khumjung to Thame (3800m.) and it takes about four hours.

Thame is a place where you can visit many ancient monasteries and can experience the real Sherpa culture. Beautiful mountain views are also readily available. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 14: Trek from Thame to Monjo (2835m.) takes about six hours.

While trekking from Thame to Monjo you come across few Sherpa settlements and you will meet friendly Sherpa people. Trekking this day is little bit easier in comparison to other days. Monjo is a small village and the area is mainly for agriculture. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 15: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2800m.) takes about four and half hours.

This day the trail gradually descends and then ascends as well as you cross the Dudh Koshi river over suspension bridges throughout the day. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 16: You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla and it takes almost 35 minutes.

The price includes the following services:

  • All airport pick-up and drop-off services by vehicle
  • Trekking guide
  • Porter (One porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including fresh fruits, 3 times tea/coffee every day and drinking water
  • Accommodation in lodges during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks if required
  • Entry permit for Sagarmatha National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Insurance and equipment's for guide and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)
  • One farewell dinner with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The price does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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Clients Reviews

Everest Base Camp- Kala Patthar trek during October

(5/5)

Nepal Environmental Treks were good from the beginning. Our trek to Everest Base Camp met all our expectation and more. Thanks to Nava for his advance, Raj for his guidance and Don for portering.

Everything worked like clockwise and Raj made the trip very smooth for us-including the trekking! As one of our groups was Polish, Raj’s knowledge of some of the Polish language was a fabulous. I don’t think here are too many Polish-speaking guides in Nepal!
The accommodation and food exceeded our expectation- Daal and Bhat were definitely a dinner: 24 hour power.

Raj also was helpful with other issues beyond the trek, such as our Nepal treip, and he was a great source and advice and wisdom. Overall, this trip comes highly recommended and we had a great time with Nava’s company.

PS.SEPER WYCIECZKA, SUPER PREWODMIK! WHEN WE COME BACK TO NEPAL IN THE FUTURE WE WILL ASK FOR RAJ TO BE OUR GUIDE AGAIN! NOT OFTEN YOU MEET NEPALESE WITH POLISH BACKGROUND :-)

Nepal Environmental Treks, Thank you!

Liam Weeks, Ireland
Anna Olimpia Sniezko, Poland
17th October 2012

Dream of Adam Smith all the way from UK

(5/5)

Trekking to Everest Base Camp(EBC),Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri has been a dream of mine for many years and the every moment of the trek with Umesh and Nepal Environmental trekkinfg lived upto all of my expectation. It was an experience of a life time and i would like to thank everyone of Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition(NETE)for making it possible and so enjoyable. Also many thanks for helping with all the delays due to bad weather, it made what could have been a very frustrating experience very easy.

Many Thanks Again
Adam Smith
United Kingdom(UK)
25/11/2011

Thank you for all your help

(5/5)

"We wanted to send this message to you to thank you for all your help in making the arrangements for our stay so easy. We achieved our dream of seeing Everest from Kala Pattar. Everything went to plan even the weather at Lukla did not delay our flight out! We will certainly recommend your Company to any of our friends who are thinking of visiting Nepal and we will, of course, contact you for help when we come to Nepal again.

Richard, Paul and Andrew Kefford.
E-mail: richard@kefford9901.freeserve.co.uk

Environmental trekking had never been the first time for travellers like me.

(5/5)

Environmental trekking had never been the first time for travellers like me. It had been my second time. After my successful attempt on Annapurna B.C. The guide, Shailesh had been a great not only as a guide but a friend too.

The Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar trek had been well organized , catered as for my needs.

Again I will be coming back and the trek agency I looking forward be Environmental Trekking.

Periasamy Sappani Pillai
Malasiya
13/10/2009

After traveling for almost 12 months through Australia & Asia

(5/5)

After traveling for almost 12 months through Australia & Asia. Our Everest Base Camp(EBC) & Kala-Patthar trek was a highlight of our journey!!

And coming from Holland(below sealevel ! ) made it extra special to get to the Kala-Patthar & see the incredible view!!

Surya and Gopal, thank you for showing us this all and leading us the way (“and getting us through the cold as well”).Gopal, Thanks for always having a happy face, you are one out of a million. And Surya, all the luck in your future guiding career!!

Now, we are going to enjoy the rest of Nepal!
All the best!

Remco & Janou, Holland
25th of March, 2009

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