Everest Base Camp – Kalapathar
- Duration: 15 Days
- Activities: Adventure Trekking
- Country: Nepal
- Trip Grade: Moderate
- Group size: Min 02 pax
- Price:$ 1800 USD per Person
- Attitude:5445 m at Kala pathar view point
- Departure City: Kathmandu
- Best Season: March to May and Sept to Mid of December
Everest Base Camp – Kalapathar
Everest Base Camp – Kalapathar is one of the most preferred trekking in Nepal. People all over the world loved to visit Nepal, especially Mt. Everest since the time Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa succeed in climbing the Mt. Everest in 1953. Everest’s frightening peak rises so high that the trekking to the base camp is still an adventure of the highest sort. The breathtaking scenery of this region with green dense forest, flora and fauna, high spectacular glaciers, and typical unique settlement of Sherpa people with their own culture and tradition is the most attractive thing that you can see here.
Our carefully created Everest Base Camp – Kalapathar guarantees proper accommodation, allowing you to fully enjoy one of your most stunning adventures. You will stand face to face with Mt. Everest, which is also known as the “Goddess Mother of the Earth,” from the easily reached high-point of 18,513 foot Kala Patthar while on the Everest. On this journey of a lifetime, you’ll experience the base camp life of Mt. Everest climbers, wonder at the stunning views from Kala Patthar, trek to the Khumbu Icefall, and also engage yourself with the friendly Sherpa people of Nepal. Our trek to the base of Mount Everest will exceed your expectations. Everest Base Camp – Kalapathar trail leads you through the famous villages of Namche and Khumjung and Thyangboche that reflects the prominent Sherpa culture. We also ascents to Kala Patthar (5545m) from where our professional guides will point out the standard climbing routes to the summit. This mixture of outdoor adventure is a great way to experience the Himalayan Mountains – the world’s most remarkable mountains.
So to make your adventure remarkable come to The Nepal Trekking Company which will be your one stop solution. Our Everest Base Camp Trekking package includes all the facilities that you want during the trekking.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to hotel.
You will be welcomed by our representatives there at the Airport upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will then be transferred to the Hotel where you will be briefed about the travel itinerary. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2860 m), trek to Phakding (2610 m).
After having breakfast in the third morning, you will take 30 minutes of scenic flight from the Capital City of Kathmandu to the Tenzing- Hilary Airport of Lukla. Though the Airport is considered as one of the most dangerous Airports in the world, flight to Lukla will be full of adventure and thrill for the trekkers. The real trekking then starts from Lukla from where the trekkers start hiking from Lukla to the nearby village of Phakding.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m).
The trail continues along the Dudh Koshi River the next day before climbing up the way through Himalayan Pine and Deodar, Cedar forests before the trekkers finally make it to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the business and trading point for the Everest Region. Namche used to be and still is an important place for trade between the traders of Tibet and Nepal. Items like salt, dried meat and other consumable and grocery items are traded in Namche since many years.
Day 04: Rest day in Namche Bazaar for Acclimatization.
The fourth day is allocated for acclimatization in Namche as acclimatization to the changing altitude and the environmental conditions is very important for the trekkers during the course of Everest trekking. A day of acclimatization and rest will help the trekkers prepare for the upcoming challenge in the trekking. Trekking experts suggest the trekkers to have mild walk on the day rather than having complete rest. In the afternoon, the visitors can stroll around the market area of Namche and then talk and converse with the local Sherpa people of Namche. If the trekkers are willing, they can also visit the Everest Hotel which is the Hotel situated in the largest altitude in the world. After that, you can return back to Namche and stay overnight there at a guesthouse.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3800 m).
After a day of acclimatization in Namche, the trekkers will then resume walking through the trail, enjoying the panoramic views of the mountain peaks like Thamserku, Mount Kantega and Mount Kusum Kangru. After a gentle descend, the trail then continually rises uphill before you coming across the stone gate built by Lamas that acts as the gateway to Tengboche. Tengboche is located at an altitude of 3860 meters allowing some of the best sunset views of Mount Everest.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4400 m)
The next morning, you will enjoy the spectacular views of the mountains and also observe the monastery in Tengboche. After having breakfast and spending some time there, the trekkers will then continue their walking journey towards Dingboche. On the way, you will cross past the forests of birch, conifers and Rhododendrons. By following the river to the North, the path goes through several walls chortens and peanuts along with the small villages. The trail also offers some of the best views of Mount Amadablam. After arriving at Dingboche, the trekkers can enjoy the natural beauty of the place and also the fields of barley, buckwheat, potatoes etc.
Day 07: Dingboche Rest for Acclimatization.
You will have the rest day today for your acclimatization. After a Himalayan breakfast with the admiring view of Abadablam and other peaks, you can climb a ridge to the north behind the village from where you can get the amazing views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Yu, Mt. Makalu and other numerous peaks. Instead, you hike to Chukkung for acclimatization. You will have enough time to explore village and interact with the locals.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4900 m)
On the 9th day of the itinerary, you will continue your trip further uphill and make your way towards Lobuche. It will take around five hours for you to reach Lobuche which is located at around 5000 meters of altitude. While on the way to Lobuche, the trekkers will have to cross the frozen river in Thukla glacier and climb up the hill as they can view the magnificent vista of the Cholatse, Lobuche, Mount Nuptse and Mount Pumori.
Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep (5100 m) and the Everest Base Camp (5364 m)
The most important day of the itinerary comes on the tenth day when you will start the walking for the day from Lobuche, following the narrow trail in between the moraines of the glaciers, cross several mountain glaciers to reach the dry lake bed known as Gorak Shep. You will stop for lunch at the Gorak Shep and then continue your walk towards the Base Camp of the Mount Everest. In about couple of hours, you will reach the Base camp located at around 5400 meters of altitude. It is the best place to have the most amazing and complete view of the Mount Everest and also the other mountains. After exploring the Base Camp, you will then return back to Gorak Shep in the evening.
Day 10: Trek to Pheriche (4200 m).
You will climb down from Gorak Shep the next day and will enjoy the day’s walking as the trekkers will be rewarded with spectacular views of Mount Everest and other surrounding mountains of the region. More gradual descent for few hours will lead us to Pheriche which is our destination for the day.
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m).
Today, the trail descends steeply down from Pheriche before crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. From here, the trail becomes more plain and natural. Few more hours of walking along the forests of Rhododendron and Pine trees and crossing past the villages and settlement areas of the Sherpas, you will finally reach Namche Bazaar.
Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2860 m).
After having breakfast, you will have a casual stroll through series of ups and downs chasing the easy trail prior to crossing Dudh Koshi River over suspension bridge to eventually reach Lukla. After reaching the town Lukla, you will find a guesthouse and then stay rest of the time at the guesthouse resting and preparing for the flight next day.
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu.
On the tenth day of the itinerary, you will be taking a flight back to the Capital City of Kathmandu from Lukla. In around 30 minutes, you will reach the Capital city of Kathmandu and then be transferred to the Hotel.
Day 14: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Optional with extra cost.
Day 15: Final Departure.
It’s the last day of your stay in Nepal. As per your flight time, you will be transferred to the International Airport in Kathmandu from where you will board a flight back to your country or to your next favored destination.
What is included?
- Domestic and International airport transfer by car.
- 03 nights twin share tourist standards accomodiation in Kathmandu with daily breakfast. (01 night before trek and 02 nights after trek). Hotel Thamel Park or similar category.
- Domestic flight ticket (KTM-LUK-KTM) including airport departure taxes. (Guide and guiest)
- 11 nights basic mountain accomodiation in lodge/guest house. (twin share accomodiation) where inside bath is not available. bathroom is sharing basis.
- Yours daily mountain breakfast with one cup of tea.
- Trekking permits (National Park Entrance Permits)
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) cards.
- 01 government license holder, good english speaking, friendly and helpful trekking guide, payed his sallary, meals, accomodiations and insurance.
- All the transportation as per itinerary.
- Trekking Maps.
- Company duffle bags. return back after the trek.
- Company t-shirts.
- Medical supplies.
- Farewell dinner at authentic Nepali restaurent with cultural show.
What is not included?
- Nepal entry visa fee, which can be issued upon the arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu (requires 2 passport size photos US$30 per person)
- Personal trekking equipments.
- Personal Travel insurance cover medical bills.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and during the trekking.
- Local Government taxes of NPR 2000 per person, which you can pay directly in Lukla counter.
- Extra weight above 12 kg for lukla flight - NPR 100 per kg
- Extra days of accommodation arrangements due to weather conditions or emergencies cases.
- Hot shower during a trek.
- Battery charge, international phone call, internet / wifi.
- All the bar and bevrage.
- Trekking porters (if you need you can pay directly in Kathmandu office $18 USD per day per person).
- Tips for guide and porters.