Everest Base Camp and Kala patthar Trekking requires 35 to 40 minutes of flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, viewing eye-catching mountain range on your left. After you touch down Lukla Airport, from where your journey starts the trail proceeds ahead exploring wilderness on the way to Namche (3,440 m) which is mainly resided by Sherpa people. Namche is also called the Gateway to Everest (8848m). From Namche, you walk ahead through sagarmatha national park, forest filled with pine, birch, rhododendron and many different species of trees, feeling rejuvenated inhaling the clean air of the Himalyan topography. Sherpa people being the major inhabitants in this Everest region, you will be taking path exploring Sherpa culture and tradition moving towards Tengboche walking up and down the trail. On the path, you will get to see thar, musk deer, pheasant, and other wild animals and birds.
As you reach Kalapatthar (5,643 m) you will see the South facet of the Everest (8848m), from where the mountains including Mt.Everest seem only a yard away, reaching their bases, however, takes time and climbing them is a different story. Everest Base Camp trekking is one of the most sought after trekking routes in the world, which challenges you mentally, physically and spiritually as well. The meandering trails that take you through ups and downs of the Himalayan topography that is studded with picturesque monasteries, Sherpa villages settlements and snow-capped mesmerizing mountains will give you a glow of rejuvenation and happiness in the heart. The best time for Everest Base Camp trekking is September to December. If you have not been to Everest region, this is exactly the trekking you can make up your mind for.
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Itinerary for Everest Base Camp And Kala Patthar Trekking
Day 01: Arrive in kathmandu and trip preparation (1,300m/ 4,264ft.)
Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/ 8,700ft): 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/ 11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours
Day 04: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/ 11,284ft)
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/ 12,694ft): 10km, 5 - 6 hours
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/ 14,300 ft): 9km, 5 - 6 hours
Day 07: Dingboche: Acclimatization
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/ 16,207 ft): 7km, 5-6 hours
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/ 16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/ 18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/ 14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/ 11,280 ft): 20km, 6 - 7 hours
Day 12: Namche Bazar to Lukla (2,860m,/ 9,186ft) 19km,6-7 hours
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 14: Final departure
If above program Itinerary that don`t suit to you and wish to modify above itinerary then please let us know and we`ll happy to create a tailor made itineray especially for you.
#Accommodations in kathmandu and Trekking
The team will take an accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu. Nirvana Hotel will be the right choice for that matter, where the accommodations are available in double-shared basis. However, single supplement with slightly increased price can be provided depending on the demand of an individual. Himalayan Wild Treks can arrange rooms with attached bathrooms that have cold and hot water running 24/7 for shower and other purposes. However, there are teahouses that have shared washing and toilet arrangements during the trekking. Also, it is worth noting that single rooms are rare to find 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 everest base camp and kala pattharTrekking
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.
#Everest Base Camp- Kala patthar: Best season to Travel
As for the propitious seasons to carry out the trekking in the Everest 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.
#Everest Base Camp- Kala Patthar Trip date and cost
We have fixed departure and if that does not suit your time we can arrange itinerary and date according to your timing. Please, feel free to contact us any time. We are open 24 – 7.
#Everest Base Camp- Kala Pathhar Trekking Highlights
Everest Base Camp Kala Patthar Trekking is world famous because Namche, the gateway to Everest opens up the beautiful journey after we land at Tenjing Hillary Airport at Lukla. Tyangboche offers a crystal clear view of wide ranges of mountains like Tawache , Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku,Ama Dablam and world’s highest peak Mount Everest. Additionally, Tengboche monastery is popular in the region. Khumjung is a beautiful valley where world famous Sherpa people live and Khumjug Gomba is equally renown among the tourists. Besides, Everest Region is rich in unique and rare Sherpa culture and tradition. Khumbu glacier, the 17 kilometers river of ice glacier on the planet is found in this region. Being intersected with the UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park, this region offers a wide range of flora and fauna including the rarest of the species of birds, insects and animals in the wildlife of the world.
#Everest Base Camp- Kala Patthar Trekking Difficulties:
Most part of the journey is in the mountain, however, this trekking does not require climbing expertise and super fitness. Trekkers with average fitness and commitment are capable of doing this trekking with ease. With that said, acute mountain sickness (AMS) is something not to be underestimated. The steep rugged terrain can be mildly challenging at times but any novice trekker with basic hiking experience can do this trekking.
#Everest Base Camp- Kala Patthar Trekking Weather and season:
Spring obviously gives the calmest weather and tourist flock to Everest during this season. Summer would not be suggestible for it is often wet , cloudy and slippery whereas Autumn offers crystal clear sky with extraordinarily good weather and for that reason it is the most popular time. During the winter, on the other hand offers clear weather, however, the temperature drops to -20 and -30 but trekkers still enjoy exploring this trail in this season.
Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal
Welcome to Nepal—the country of Everest; we will be at airport to receive you. A representative will drop you at your hotel. You may enjoy short excursion to Durbar square, Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and other sites. After you rest and freshen up, we will invite you in our Welcome Dinner. Short debriefing will be conducted regarding the trek.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,350 m
Day 2 : Flight to Lukla/Trekking to Phakding
In the morning we will fly to Lukla where we will meet our porter and guide. Trek will be started with convenient walk across Chaurikharka to Dudhkoshi Ghat. Walking beside Dudhkoshi River we will reach Phakding. At Phadking we shall spend the night for acclimatization.
Altitude: Lukla: 2,800 m; Phakding: 2,652 m
Day 3 : Trekking to Namche Bazaar
After morning breakfast, through suspension bridge over Dudhkoshi River, forest full of pines, we will reach to Monjo, and then to Jorsale. At Jorsale we shall have lunch, after which we shall head to Namche Bazaar, the largest village of Sherpa inhabitant, which is also called the gateway to Mount Everest. At here, you will get a chance to observe a glimpse of Sagarmatha.
Altitude: Namche Bazar: 3,440 m
Day 4 : At Namche Bazaar
4 will be the day of acclimatization. We shall take perfect rest and let body adapt in Himalayan climate and altitude. Either we shall walk to Everest View Point which takes about two hours, or we shall roam about exploring Sherpa history and culture. At museum we will get good opportunity to learn about the relationship between Sherpa and mountain. This place will be full of hubbubs during Saturdays, as a busy market is held where we can get lots of things. The next day awaits our adventurous wilderness!
Altitude: Namche Bazaar: 3,440 m
Day 5 : Journey to Tengboche
After morning breakfast, we will head off to EBC. Enjoying views of Mt. Everest, Kwangde, Nuptse, Thamserku, Lhotse and Ama Dablam, crossing a river, through the midst of forest, we trek uphill. Over steep and some usual walk, we shall reach to Tengboche. The beauty of Tengboche makes you restless, especially the glimpse of Ama Dablam it offers! We will also visit the local Monastry, letting the chanting sooth our exhausted soul and slowly sinking into the spirit melting with colorful sacred blowing in the chilly air. We will let this spiritual awakening deepen with an overnight stay at Tengboche.
Altitude: Tengboche: 3,870 m
Day 6 : Journey to Dingboche
Next day, through forests blooming with rhododendron and shrill cry of Imja Khol River, we will reach to Deboche. Fading a farewell to this cry, we will walk across the plains reaching the largest habitat of Sherpa in this region—the Pangboche Village. Giving our taste buds exquisite taste of local delicious dishes, if time permits, we shall visit the local monastery. Across the deserted and dry Himalayas, completing the difficult trek, we head off to Dingboche.
Altitude: Dingboche: 4,400 m
Day 7 : At Dingboche
Then comes the day we rest and let our body acclimatize even more, because a difficult challenge is yet to be completed without any further rest. Though resting is quite important, you might like to visit local valleys—Imja and Chhukung. The Imja valley is connected to Makalu Varun National Park, Island Peak, and Amphu Laptsa. Be prepared for ascending a life-time adventure of the next day!
Altitude: Dingboche: 4,400 m
Day 8 : Trek to Lobuche
Next day, heading north towards more challenging and complex we will experience ascending higher and higher. We will face a steep and challenging hill to Dungla pass. You might be hit by nostalgia when you observe small stupas dedicated in memory of the climbers and trekkers died in their summit to the Everest. Witnessing the spectacular views of Nuptse, Mt. Lobuche and Pumari, through rugged mountain territory we shall arrive at Lobuche. We would enjoy our cold overnight here with warmth of exhaustion and adventure yet to complete.
Altitude: Lobuche: 4,900 m
Day 9 : Trek to Gorekshep/Everest Base Camp/Gorekshep
The next day, we will start with an easy walk to Gorrekshep. After here, our journey becomes quite tough and challenges, as dunes are rocky and glacial remains—moraine will demand much more than sheer dedication. Then we will get near to the Everest, at slopes of which icefall and Khumbu Glacier awaits. If we are lucky, especially if we are trekking in Spring season, we might meet the Everest climbers. Here, the mind-blowing view of nature will captivate you for eternal, in reminiscence of which, you will forever wonder about which part of you changed right there and then. You will experience your deep exhaustion dissolving into nature, as a sense of wonder and amazement pour into your heart. From EBC, as the sun becomes less active, we return to Gorekshep to regain lost energies and rest our bodies.
Altitide: Gorekshep: 5,180 m; EBC: 5,364 m
Day 10 : Trek to Kalapathar/Pheriche
Before the horizon radiates, we slip into our walk off to Kalapathar. Here, we shall witness, perhaps, the most memorable view of our lifetime; the rays of sun washes the bodies of Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, and the Everest. As Everest plays with infant rays of sun, you might want to reach out and capture this moment for-ever. Snapping few pictures here might be worthy. Then again returning to Gorekshep, after having breakfast, we head off to Pheriche. At Pheriche we will spend our night and descend downwards.
Altitude: Kalapathar: 5,545 m; Pheriche: 4,320 m
Day 11 : Return trek: to Namche Bazar
While descending, we have to climb a hill, after which through brisk downhill, by evening we will arrive at Namche Bazar. We will spend our night here, which will be the last day so close to various mountains including the Everest.
Altitude: Namche Bazar: 3,440 m
Day 12 : Return trek: to Phakding/Lukla
We will enjoy our breakfast at Namche Bazar and through various villages and Hillary Suspension bridge, we arrive at Lukla. It is evening by the time we are in Lukla. With warm teas we shall spend the last day with our guides, enjoying our success of EBC trek. This will be the last night here, so full of glimpses of mountains and cheerful smiles of locals.
Altitude: Lukla: 2,800 m
Day 13 : Return trek: to Kathmandu
In the very morning, with a flight from Lukla, we will return to Kathmandu. You will stay at the hotel. Here, you get an opportunity to lament on your conquest alone. At evening a farewell dinner will reunite us to share our experience and listen to changes in us that our company discovered in us. We will also listen to your comments and feedbacks.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,350 m
Day 14 : Departure
This will be the last day in the country of Mt. Everest. You might want to buy something to remind you of this adventurous trip. Also, we will drop you at the airport to ensure that you are at adequate time there. We will bade goodbyes.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,350 m
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
❌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
❌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
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
- Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
- Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
- Waterproof jacket
- Sunhat Warm hat
- 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)*
- 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.