Everest Base Camp - Kala Patthar trek

GRADE

Strenuous

TRIP DURATION

14 days

BEST SEASON

March till May & October till November

GROUP SIZE

From single person

TRIP NOTES

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CUSTOMIZE TRIP

On Request

Trip Highlights

Tengbuche Monastery visit, Rhododendron forest (flower; March/April), superb mountain views including Everest, picturesque Sherpa settlements, visit of Kala Patthar (5545m)  & Everest Base camp (5364m), View of Khumbu Glacier, friendly people and many more... 

Trip Overview

Everest Base Camp trek is hands down the most spectacular trekking destinations in the foothills of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everet (8,848m). Traversing through the famous Sherpa towns and surrounding oneself with colossal mountains is certainly an experience of a lifetime. Apart from the Himalayas, travelers can also witness a fascinating culture, natural beauties, ancient monasteries, warm Nepalese hospitality and also attain a sense of achievement.

Miles away from home and everyday luxuries, this adventure holiday captivates your soul and stretches your endurance into the wilderness. Commencing our journey with the flight to Lukla, one of the most adventurous airstrips in the world, is probably the best possible way to start any trip. In contrast to the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu City, Everest Base Camp trek provides a fresh and authentic Himalayan experience. Furthermore, we will be standing face-to-face with some of the world’s highest mountains in the world including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho-Oyu. Another highlight of this adventure is Tengboche Monastery, the highest monastery in the Khumbu region. During the trek, you will be trekking through the Sagarmatha National Park. On a clear day, you will also get an opportunity to witness the best sunrise of your life from the vantage point of Kala Pattar.

The journey from Lukla, a small town in the Himalayas to the base camp of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is often considered as the most spectacular walk on earth. This 14 days itinerary is specially designed for the hikers who have experience with high altitude and are physically fit. However, Everest Base Camp trek can also be achieved by the hikers without any experience in the high altitude. However, a longer and slower itinerary is highly recommended for such clients.

 The trek starts in Lukla after 45 minute mountain flight from Kathmandu. Clients carry daypack only and walk at their own pace. The walking hour will be about 6-7 hr a day.
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation (1,350m/4,264 ft)
  • Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 8km, 4 hours trek
  • Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 6 hours
  • Day 04: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 6 hours
  • Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 6 hours
  • Day 07: Dingboche: Acclimatization
  • Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 5 hours
  • Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 8 hours
  • Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 8 hours
  • Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 7 hours
  • Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 7 hours
  • Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Final departure
Accommodation
We will be staying at THREE STAR HOTEL in Kathmandu and in BB basis. Meanwhile, we will be accommodated in local tea houses/lodges during the trek. All the accommodation included in the package will be on a twin-share basis. On request of the clients, the rooms will be provided on a single supplement basis as well. However, it is subject to a supplementary charge of USD.

Meals
In Everest region, there is plenty of choices when it comes to food. From authentic Nepali cuisine  to popular international cuisines, the teahouses serve variety from the menu. However, traditional Dal-Bhaat, is the most common and filling option in the menu. During the trek, the breakfast and dinner will be served at the teahouses where we chose to stay overnight while the lunch will be served at a favorable location on our way. For drinks, you have limited options with tea, coffee, and other flavored hot drinks. All the meals will be included in the package during the trek while only breakfast will be included in Kathmandu. 

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Since the Everest View Trek is considered a moderately difficult trekking destination in Nepal, anyone with a good health condition and physically fit can accomplish this trek even without past experiences. On average, one has to walk at least 4-5 hours per day with a daypack. no technical skills are required in this trek, strong determination and positive mindset is a must. Despite relatively lower on altitude, reaching Kyangjuma is no walk in the park Light exercises and regular jogging a few weeks prior to the trip is always a good idea. Trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions are required to consult the doctors before doing this trek. In such medical conditions, you are also advised to inform the Trekking Team before booking the trip.

Best Time to Travel
Honestly, you can travel to the Everest region at any time of the year. However spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are as considered as the best seasons for this trek. During autumn, the temperature is usually moderate and the sky is clear blue but you have to deal with a heavy traffic in the trails. December might be the appropriate option if you wish to avoid the crowd. But the chilly winter weather may be very cold and unbearable for some people. So, appropriate packing is a must. Spring is another decent time to trek in this regions as the temperature will be moderate and the trails will be covered with beautiful flora.

Trip Start Dates and Cost
Please check the availability of the departure dates and cost of the Everest View Trek to book the trip. You can also contact us to request a customized departure date.

Additional Information
This dossier contains as much information as possible regarding the Everest Base Camp - Kala Patthar trek-14 Days. However, if you have any question and queries regarding this trek, please feel free to contact us via email or you can directly call us or use same number for Whatsapp talk at 00977 9841278142 (Ram) / 009779851037717 (Hari) / 009779841294875 (Shyam)
Includes
  • International, Domestic airport drop and pickup service
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu flight ticket
  • Trekking conservation permit
  • Trekking Register Certificate
  • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter in between 2 person)
  • Experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek in double occupancy
  • All meals during the trek (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Sleeping bag (only if require)
  • Government taxes and service charges
Excludes
  • Drinks and Bar Bill (beverage) in the tea house trek
  • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal use trekking equipment
  • Tipping to guide and porter

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,264ft)

As soon as we land in Kathmandu, our representatives will be waiting to pick us up at the Tribhuwan International airport and take us to our hotel. In the afternoon, we take our time to bond and know each other. Our trek experts will also provide some tips and help us in evaluating our trekking gears. . The Trekking Team office will provide you a special welcome dinner in the evening, a standard Nepali cuisine for everyone to enjoy. We stay the night in Kathmandu.
 
Included meals: Dinner
 
Day 2: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,615m/8,700ft): 4 hours trek
 
We begin the adventure thrilled package with a 40 minute flight to Lukla airport, situated between the high mountains, the flight to reach the airport is a unique experience for most of the visitors. Then we begin trekking towards Phakding, which is at a lower altitude than Lukla. So, our first day of trekking is rather easy with just about 3 hours of descending through the trails. About midway through the day, we also get a chance to capture the view of Mt Khumbila (18,900ft), a sacred mountain of the Khumbu region that has never been successfully climbed. We stay the night in Phakding.
 
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
 
Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 6 hours
 
We look forward to a busy 7 hours of trekking as the trail from Phakding takes us through the deep alpine forest along with experiences on multiple suspension bridges along the way. Chomoa and Monjo lie on our trial, which marks the entrance to Everest national park via Jorsalle Entrance Gate. After travelling ashore the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers and making steep ascent for about 6 hours, we finally reach the famous Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar. We stay the night in Namche Bazaar. 
 
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
 
Day 4: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
 
Our fifth day marks the first acclimatization point in the hustling village of Namche Bazaar. Located at the edge of a hill, the feeble settlement of Namche expanded in size with the swell in demand of products that accompanied the storm of pioneers following in the strides of Sir Edmund Hillary's fruitful conquest of Mount Everest. The village now has lot of services to offer including ATMs, internet cafes, fancy restaurant and busy market places. The wonderful sunrise view of mountains like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam can also be observed from this region. We stay the night in  Namche Bazaar.
 
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
 
Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft) 10km, 6 hours
 
We look forward to a mildly steep trek day ahead of us as we pass through the famous Syangboche airstrip, where one can get a close up view of the world’s tallest peak. We continue our climb and reach the beautiful village of Khumjung surrounded by the holy Khumbila mountains. Walking alongside Dudhkoshi River, and then making a hard steep climb for about 2 hours, we finally reach Tengboche. Here, we visit Tengboche Gumba and observe the panoramic views of Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Everest. We stay the night in Tengboche. 
 
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
 
Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m/14,300ft): 9km, 6 hours
 
We start early in the morning and continue on the trail which now descends from Tengboche until we reach Debuche. Here, we cross another exciting suspension bridge over the Imja Khola and reach Pangboche where we are rewarded with more amazing views of the mountain range and also get a glimpse of the Pangboche monastery. We climb slowly and gradually through the trail so as to avoid being affected by the altitude sickness, finally reaching the Sherpa settlement of Dingboche. We stay the night in Dingboche.
 
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
 
Day 7: Dingboche: Acclimatization
 
The 7th day marks our second stop for acclimatization in the Himalayas. We take our leisurely time to explore the stone walled fields in the Dingboche village which are covered with barley, potatoes and buckwheat. The stone walls prevents grazing animals as well as the strong chilly winds from destroying the limited crops that grow in the village. We also utilize the time to take small hikes to nearby viewpoints (Nagarjun hill or Chukkhung valley) to get some panoramic shots and enjoy the views of Lhotse, Makalu. Tawache and Chalotse.
 
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
 
Day 8:Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m/16,207ft): 7km, 5 hours
 
Today, the trail proceeds alongside the mountain with Khumbu Glacier and we pass by multiple stone commemorations set up for climbers who had died on various summits. We keep on forging higher, taking steep ascents as we make our way towards the town of Lobuche which is situated at the foot of mammoth Lobuche peak. We stay the night in Lobuche.
 
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
 
Day 9: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 8 hours
 
We look forward to a long and exciting day ahead of us as the long journey to the base camp is finally realized. We begin the day with a relatively easy trek until we reach Gorak Shep. From here onwards, the air gets very thin and might cause breathing difficulties. So, we move forward with caution and follow the directions of our guide. Tackling the rugged trails formed from glacial debris, we force our way through the steep path onto the base camp. As we reach the base camp of the world’s tallest peak Everest, we can observe the colorful tents of different mountaineering teams scattered across the snow-filled canvas. We utilize the limited time available to take photographs and appreciate the views of mountains Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori. Then, we quickly descent through the same trail and head back to Gorak Shep to end our tedious day. Additionally, trekkers can also choose to head further down to stay the night in Kala Patthar as the sunset view from this village is a treat to everyone’s eyes. The trekkers who wish to head further down to Kala Patthar on the same day may contact the guide beforehand and he/she will making necessary arrangements accordingly. But trekkers need to make sure that they can handle the extra stress following a long day of trekking.
 
Included meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
 
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 8 hours
 
We continue our trek early in the morning, maintaining slow and manageable pace so that we don’t put high strain on our torsos. After walking for few hours, we reach Kala Patthar located at the southern ridge of Pumori. The climb of Kala Patthar is exceptionally well known with trekkers in the Khumbu region. Due to the structure of Everest, it's summit is vastly obstructed by Nuptse when viewing from a significant part of the Khumbu region. But it does not apply to the view from Kala Patthar as one can get spectacular and clear view of Everest from this notable landmark.. Additionally, staggering views of Nuptse, Changtse and Lhotse peak can also be seen from Kala Patthar. After taking ample photographs, we continue our descent towards Pherice. We stay the night in Pherice.
 
Included meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
 
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 7 hours
 
We look forward to a relatively easy day of trekking. Continuing our fast paced descent alongside the Dudh Koshi gorge, we walk across deep forest regions blooming with Rhododendrons. Midway through the way, we reach Sansa village which offers pristine views of   Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. In the afternoon, we reach Namche Bazaar and utilize the leisure time to make some last minute shopping in the busy markets of Namche. We stay the night in Namche Bazaar. 
 
Included meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
 
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 7 hours
 
We descend with caution across the rocky terrain and after crossing the Dudh Koshi river twice on separate occasions, we pass Phakding village before reaching the airstrip in  Chauri Kharka. From Chauri Kharka, we make our final climb towards the village of Lukla. We stay the night in Lukla and celebrate our accomplishment of trek. 
 
Included meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
 
Day 13: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
 
We pack our bags early in the morning to catch our flight to Kathmandu. Before heading back, we bid farewell to some of the local staff members, who will no longer be accompanying us. You can enjoy the short 40 minute flight, watching beautiful scenes of the mountainous topography through the window.  The leisurely day in the capital city can be utilized to make some last minute shopping.  We end the final day in Nepal with a gracious farewell dinner. We stay the night in Kathmandu.
 
Included meals: Breakfast Dinner   
 
Day 14: Final Departure
 
The 12th day marks the end of our trip in Nepal. The representatives from Trekking Team offic will drop us off at the airport, 3 hours prior to our flight. We head back home in our luxurious flight, reminiscing the days spend in our journey and planning our adventure in Nepal.
Included meals: Breakfast 
 
Accommodation
We will be staying at THREE STAR HOTEL in Kathmandu and in BB basis. Meanwhile, we will be accommodated in local tea houses/lodges during the trek. All the accommodation included in the package will be on a twin-share basis. On request of the clients, the rooms will be provided on a single supplement basis as well. However, it is subject to a supplementary charge of USD.
 
Meals
In Everest region, there is plenty of choices when it comes to food. From authentic Nepali cuisine  to popular international cuisines, the teahouses serve variety from the menu. However, traditional Dal-Bhaat, is the most common and filling option in the menu. During the trek, the breakfast and dinner will be served at the teahouses where we chose to stay overnight while the lunch will be served at a favorable location on our way. For drinks, you have limited options with tea, coffee, and other flavored hot drinks. All the meals will be included in the package during the trek while only breakfast will be included in Kathmandu. 
 
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Since the Everest View Trek is considered a moderately difficult trekking destination in Nepal, anyone with a good health condition and physically fit can accomplish this trek even without past experiences. On average, one has to walk at least 4-5 hours per day with a daypack. no technical skills are required in this trek, strong determination and positive mindset is a must. Despite relatively lower on altitude, reaching Kyangjuma is no walk in the park Light exercises and regular jogging a few weeks prior to the trip is always a good idea. Trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions are required to consult the doctors before doing this trek. In such medical conditions, you are also advised to inform the Trekking Team before booking the trip.
 
Best Time to Travel
Honestly, you can travel to the Everest region at any time of the year. However spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are as considered as the best seasons for this trek. During autumn, the temperature is usually moderate and the sky is clear blue but you have to deal with a heavy traffic in the trails. December might be the appropriate option if you wish to avoid the crowd. But the chilly winter weather may be very cold and unbearable for some people. So, appropriate packing is a must. Spring is another decent time to trek in this regions as the temperature will be moderate and the trails will be covered with beautiful flora.
 
CHECKLIST
What clothing and equipment to take is normally caused for more consideration than any other aspect of preparing for an adventure travel trip. We regularly receive reams of advice and suggestions, good and bad, as to what equipment is needed for our trips. However, since being suitably equipped is the single most important consideration contributing to your welfare, we have provided the following information which we ask you to examine in a flexible manner, adapting it where you feel necessary to your own outdoor experience or preference.
 
There is a fine balance between taking too much and too little, especially considering that you need to equip yourself for all extremes of climate. Over the years we have seen all extremes, from trekkers who have brought everything but the kitchen sink, to others with the bare minimum.
 
The following equipment list is suggested and necessary for both camping & teahouse trekking in the Himalayas. Use this list as a guideline; some of the equipment can be hired in Katmandu as well. Also bare in mind trekking gear can be bought in the many adventure shops in Katmandu, the majority of gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) although it is becoming more common for gear to be imported from China and therefore of better quality.
 
General Checklist
The following basic checklist should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weigh no more than 12.5 kilograms (28 pounds.) Please remember this is just a checklist and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed below. Use your own experience and judgment to make your decision.
 
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
- Lightweight thermal gloves
- Underwear (4)
- Shorts (2)
- Lightweight cotton long trousers/pants
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Sun hat or scarf
- Warm fleece hat or light balaclava
- T-shirts (2)
- Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4)  
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (4 season)
- Head lamp (eg Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries
- Small padlock to lock trek bag
- Basic First Aid Kit (see First Aid Medicine below)
- Plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
- Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad
- Water bottles (2)
- Toiletries
- Small wash towel
- Footwear appropriate to the trip
- Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)
 
Trekking Checklist
In addition to the items listed in our general checklist you will need to take the following on your trekking trip:
 
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
- Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
- Fleece or wool trousers/pants
- Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
- Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and/or sandals
- Gaiters (optional)
- Telescopic trekking/ski poles (optional)
 
Extra /Luxuries
- Binoculars
- Reading book
- Trail Map/Guide book
- Journal & Pen
- Walkman
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
 
 Toiletries
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel
- Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
- Deodorant
- Nail clippers
- Face and body moisturizer
- Feminine hygiene products
- Small mirror
 
First Aid Medicine 
- Bandage for sprains
- Plasters/Band-aids
- Iodine or water filter (optional) 
- Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
- Antiseptic ointment for cuts
- Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
- Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller
- Oral rehydration salts
- Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
- Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)
- Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)
- Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria
- Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)
- Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)
- For more details please see our staying healthy topic.
 
Trip Start Dates and Cost
Please check the availability of the departure dates and cost of the Everest View Trek to book the trip. You can also contact us to request a customized departure date.
 
Additional Information
This dossier contains as much information as possible regarding the Everest Base Camp - Kala Patthar trek-14 Days. However, if you have any question and queries regarding this trek, please feel free to contact us via email or you can directly call us or use same number for Whatsapp talk at 00977 9841278142 (Ram) / 009779851037717 (Hari) / 009779841294875 (Shyam)

 


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