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Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar Trek

Trip Description

Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar Trek goes through Namche and Tengpoche, Dingbuche and Lobuche then heads toward Mt. Everest Base Camp. Exciting suspension bridges hanging over raging rivers and long uphill hiking lets you know your approaching the highest mountain in the world.  The entire trek leads through the heartland of the Sherpa people who are the original inhalant of the highland.  Together Everest Base Camp Trek passes numerous picturesque typical Sherpa villages and many colorful gompas.

Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar Trek will take you up to the last stop Gorakshep, groups then head toward the small mountain of Kalapattar which sits across from Everest and has the most spectacular views of the mountain or Everest Base Camp explore trip. After this outstanding exploration journey most groups then start the trek back to Lukla but if being at the actual base camp is what you want it will add an extra day to the trip. The trek from Lukla to Kala Pattar to Lukla takes a total of 14 days and reaches an elevation of 5545 meters.

Trip Highlights:

Explore Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar and Khumbu ice fall views from Kalapatthar awe- inspiring, encounter highland Sherpa people’s life style and their unique cultural hospitality, probably one of the world’s most popular destination visit. Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar Trek is total mountain adventure journey to roof of the world, opportunities for outstanding photographic and many chaos encounter of typical culture in highland. Among of them along Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar Trek take you to visit polar places- Namche Bazar, Tengboche Monastery,  Khumjung  and Pangboche Sherpa villages.

Trip Facts

Duration: 14 days whole package

Activities: Trekking- Explore Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar

Maximum altitude: 5545m Kalapatthar, 5310m Everest Base Camp

Best season: March/ Apr/ May/ Sep/ Oct/ Nov/Dec

Trip starts/Ends: In Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)

Accommodations: Eco Teahouse lodge room managed by local community inclusive breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Transport: Necessary as per package you have required depends on group size – car /van/bus/flight/ to and from starting and ending point and drive or flight from gateway town.

Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2840m)and trek to Phakding (2610m)
Depart Kathmandu via air, for Lukla (8800ft) and a short trek (2-3 hours to) to Phakding at 8,661 feet. The flight into Lukla is similar to the Everest View flight for views and beauty.

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440mm)    
The trail climbs gradually following the river and enters the Everest National Park at Jorsale, then crosses the river and climbs steeply to Namche (11,100 feet). (4-6 hours).

Day 03: At Namche Bazar acclimatization day halt
Namche acclimatization day halt/ rest day or day hike possible. Namche is capital of the Khumbu district and offers many ways to spend a day.

Day 04: Trek to     Tengboche (3860m)
Tengboche. We Climb the ridge above Namche and descend to the Dudh Koshi Riover before climbing again to Tengboche Monastery (12664 feet). (4-6 hours). Devoche is slightly further (20minutes) a charming village.

Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4410m)
Dingboche (14000 feet), we walk slowly through the pleasant village of Pangboche and on to Dingboche.

Day 06: Exploration/ acclimatization at Dingboche     
Rest day to be used as needed proper acclimatization rest or explore around.
There are several great hikes from Dingboche for this layover day including Nangkartshang Peak or one of the base camps below Ama Dablam.

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)    
Lobuche (16000 feet) very scenic day hike seems easy but high alpine barren journey walking through glacier moraine and an hour Thugla Pass climb up.

Day 08: Trek to Gorakchhep (5153m)    
 Gorakchhep. Our last camp is here before taking our long day hike to the summit of Kalapatthar (18,000 feet, 5545m). Or explore Everest Base Camp (5310m).

Day 09: Trek back to Lobuche(4910m)
Kala Pater: During a long day, we ascend and descend Kalapatthar, spend the night in Lobuche.

Day 10: Trek back to Pangboche    (4150m)
Pangboche. All the way we follow easy down way hike with feeling easy passing the Pheriche village.

Day 11: Trek back to Khumjung Village(3860m)    
Khumjung- after breakfast join for day hike again descent to Imja khola bridge and easy walk to Dibuche and climb up to Tengboche again and descent all the way to river bank and again ascent to the final stop.

Day 12: Trek back to Manjo village (2940m)         
Manjo- Today you will hike through the Syangboche world’s highest strip then drops to Namche for lunch stop and continue descent again up to final stop.

Day 13: Trek back to Lukla (2840m)    
Return to Lukla- all the way of Dudhkoshi river valley trail we will hike down and uphill climb to until end the Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek.

Day 14: Transfer to Lukla airport     
Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel and rest.

Trip Cost

Cost: Please contact us.
Minimum Group size: 2
Season: All around the year (on a bad weather flight does not goes)
Grading: 4
Departure date: as per your convenience.

Included:

  • Daily itinerary as described,
  • all inclusive camping or lodge trek with English speaking guide and porters,
  • all meals on trek,
  • all fees and land transportation,
  • Flights (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu).

Not Included:

  • Bottled beverages,
  • tips,
  • items of a personal nature,
  • delay due to weather,
  • equipment failure or situations beyond our control.

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