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Arun Valley

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EBC And Kalapatther Trek-15 Days

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Get ready to be arrested in the breathtaking adventure of Everest base camp Kalapatthar trek, for if you are missing this trek, you are missing the best horrifying adventure that often comes once in a lifetime! This trek challenges you in every way possible, thus be psychologically and physically prepared. Not only this is challenging, this offers you the best beauty of proud mountains, exploring the forests full of rhododendron and blue pines, communities of Sherpa whose carefree smile would fill air of comfort and instant liking into your lungs.
This trek is best known for the view of southern side of Everest from Kalapatthar. You might think the high mountains and immensely complex landscape are testing and teasing you. March to May and September to November are the best times for this trek. Starting from Lukla, this trek heads off to Namche Bazar, then through Loubuche, Tengboche and Digboche, you move for Everest base camp. Through forests wild with rhododendron, suspension bridges over roaring rivers, hiking uphill you would discover a new YOU slowly slipping inside your skin!
You will enjoy your stay at tea houses and Sherpa communities who believe that everything in nature are holy in nature. The cultural diversity and access make you reconsider your own ways of living. The monasteries are worthy views in this trek. Through EBC you will reach Kalapathhar, which is the last point of this trek. You cannot see the Everest form the EBC, rather you need to go to Kalapathhar, with the same route. You might find occasional coming and going through the same route quite uncomfortable; most of the trekkers have dissatisfaction only about this.
Himalayan Wild Treks is one of the leading trekking and tour agencies in Nepal, which has been successful in winning trust of many national and international trekkers. We offer you the best package for Everest base camp Kalapathhar trek and believe that we are the perfect choice for making your adventure in Himalayas more memorable.
Itinerary Outlines
Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 2 : Fly to Lukla/Phakding
Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 4 : At Namche Bazar
Day 5 : To Tengboche
Day 6 : To Dingboche
Day 7 : At Dingboche
Day 8 : To Lubuche
Day 9 : To Gorakchhep
Day 10 : To Kala Patthar/Dingboche
Day 11 : Return trek: To Tengboche
Day 12 : Return trek: To Namche Bazar
Day 13 : Return trek: To Lukla
Day 14 : Return flight to Kathmandu
Day 15 : Departure


Accommodations
We will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. We will stay at Nirvana Hotel in Kathmandu and All accommodations are on double-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Himalayan Wild Treks will arrange rooms with attached bathrooms with 24 hours running cold and hot water however in the case of Kathmandu, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities during the trekking. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
 

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This trek being a moderate of sort requires a good health of a person with ability to walk on the trail for at least five to seven hours carrying a light backpack. Walking at higher elevations require more physical stamina than at lower elevations but since this is an average route anyone with good health, willingness to walk and passion for travel can enjoy it. For the warm up, physical orientation needed for this elevation can be gained through various exercises that can be done prior to the commencement of the journey. In addition to the sound condition of heart, lung and entire setting of a body, past hiking experiences will be a plus point. Besides, it is advisable that those with any past health problems have to make sure that are medically able to walk on the trail. It is also advised that you inform Himalayan Wild Treks of any conditions before booking the trek.
 

Meals in Trekking
Typical Nepalese food is the specialty we will relish on our journey in addition to the international cuisine that is Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian and so on. Breakfast and dinner will be provided according to menu that is in the lodge or a guest house. As for the lunch, it will be provided on the way to the next destination. All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners.
 

Best Time to Travel
As for the propitious seasons to carry out the trekking in the Annapurna Region, the suggestable time would be September to November and March to May. During these times, the visit will be showered with the arcane beauty of the nature and the outstanding landscape views. To avoid the traffic, you can choose any of the times from December to February. It is also to be informed that during the winter the temperature here goes down low that poses challenges to the travelers. Except for botanists, the trekking in this region in monsoon or summer that is from June to August can be impacted by the rain.

What to Bring ?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

 

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
Welcome to Nepal—the country of Everest. Our representative shall receive you from the airport and take you to your hotel. After you rest and freshen up, you might wish to do some shopping. A short debrief session will be in the late after-noon, and you will be enjoying Welcome dinner with us in the evening.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,320 m

Day 2: Fly to Lukla/Phakding
Next day, we shall fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding. The trek begins as we start descending to Dudh Koshi River all the way to Phakding, which will take us about 3 hours. We shall spend the night at a teahouse in Phakding.
Altitude: Lukla: 2,828 m; Phakding: 2,610 m

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Trekking along with Dudh Koshi River, through pine and rhododendron forest, we pass Kanguru and Thamserku. Then a steeply uphill awaits us; ascending this hill can really be difficult. After we cross the junction of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi River, we arrive at Namche Bazar.
Altitude: Namche Bazar: 3,440 m

Day 4: At Namche Bazar
We shall spend this whole day at Namche Bazar exploring nearby valleys, Sherpa Museum, and Sagarmatha National Park. You might get glimpse of mountains, and enjoy Sherpa culture. This day is important as we let our body acclimatize with the altitude and prepare for an adventure into the wilderness.
Altitude: Namche Bazar: 3,440 m

Day 5: To Tengboche
Next morning, we shall descend through Khumjung, trek to Trashinga, and cross Dudh Koshi River. Ascending steeply hill through pine, black juniper, fir and rhododendron forest we arrive at Tengboche Monastery. Today's journey will be approximately a 5 hours trek. We shall spend the night at Tengboche.
Altitude: Tengboche: 3,860 m

Day 6: To Dingboche
We will descend through rhododendron, birch, fir, and juniper forest at Debouche, speeding our pace. We might see Ama Dablam from Pangboche. To arrive at Pangboche we need to cross Imja Khola. Again, ascending hills and crossing Imja Khola, we arrive at Dingboche. We shall stay overnight at Dingboche.
Altitude: Dingboche: 4,410 m

Day 7: At Dingboche
We will spend this day to acclimatize our body with the altitude at Dingboche. You might wish to explore Chhukung valley and return by afternoon. From this valley, the view of Ama Dablam and Lhotse-Nuptse is quite phenomenal. We shall stay the second night at Dingboche.
Altitude: Dingboche: 4,410 m

Day 8: To Lubuche
Next morning, we will ascend the drain of Khumbu, which eventually leads to Khumbu Glacier. You might trek along frozen rivers and climb moraine. After the moraine is covered, the trial widens and lead to Lubuche. We will spend overnight in a teahouse at Lubuche.
Altitude: Lubuche: 4,930 m

Day 9: To Gorakchhep/Everest Base Camp (EBC)
Today we shall ascend Khumbu Glacier and arrive at Everest Base Camp. After reaching Changri Nup Glacier our trail moves along ups and downs over faltering route. This is the most demanding and complex journey in the entire trek. Thus, slow and steady hiking is essential. It also offers the best views of mountains. After reaching at EBC we shall return to Gorakchhep to spend the night.
Altitude: Gorakchhep: 5,140 m

Day 10: To Kala Patthar/Pheriche
Before the sunrise, we shall ascend Kala Patthar. The sunrise from here is particularly the best experience you will ever have. This place also offers you the views of Mt. Everest, Thamserku, Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, Lingtren, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, etc. After we descend and advance our trek back to Pheriche and stay overnight.
Altitude: Kala Patthar: 5,550 m

Day 11: Return trek: To Namche Bazar
After breakfast in the next morning, we shall head off to Namche Bazar through Pangboche and Tengboche. While descending the trek offers the spectacular views of mountains and sceneries. In no-time, we descend from glacier area to hillsides. We shall spend our night at Namche Bazar.
Altitude: Namche Bazar: 3,440 m

Day 12: Return trek: To Lukla
Next morning, we descend through rocky and steep hills, dense rhododendron and pine forests and Dudh Koshi River. The views of mountains will continue to accompany us during this 6 hours trek. We will spend our last night under the roof of mountains at Lukla.
Altitude: Lukla: 2,828 m

Day 14: Return flight to Kathmandu
After our breakfast in the morning, we shall catch our flight back to Kathmandu. After arriving at the capital city, you will be taken to your hotel where you shall rest and freshen up. You might also want to do some shopping and visit some nearby places, if time permits.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,320 m

Day 15: Departure
We shall drop you at the airport ahead of your departure flight. We shall bade our goodbyes. Have a safe journey back to your country.
Start Date
End Date
Availability
Price
 
Start Date
05th Apr, 2018
End Date
20th Apr, 2018
Availability
OPENED
Price
USD $1,650
 

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Cold Drinks and Alcohol
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s

What to Bring ?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

 

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

 

Trip's Quick Facts

Cost Amount: USD$:1650
Duration: 15 Days
Accomodation: Guest House
Seasons : Spring and Autumn
Type: Moderate
Activities : Hiking/ Trekking/ Sightseeing
No. of Pax : 15
Maximum Access : Kalapather 5550m. / Everest base camp 5360m.
Starts From : Lukla
Ends at : Lukla

Trip Highlights

Namche Bazar
Tyangboche Gompa 
Khumjung Gompa
Kalapather 
Everest base camp 

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Client Review


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