Everest Base Camp & Kalapathar Trek

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Everest Base Camp Trekking, a dream of million adventurer and trekkers to set foot at the base of world highest mountains, which towers at 8,848 m and 29,028 ft high as recorded since 1955, which was later revised as 8,850 m and 29,035 ft on November 11th, 1999.

Whatever the figure is? Still stands as roof of the world and the highest peaks on this planet earth, since the conquest of Mt. Everest in 29th May 1953 by late legendry mountaineers Tenzing and Hillary which exposed to the world and made famous, where thousands of trekkers-mountaineers and adventurer visits this world highest mountain base camp.

Everest Base Camp Trekking rewards you with glorious panorama and views of Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft) Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Nuptse (7,855m-25,772 ft) and Lho – La or Khumbutse peak (6,036 m – 19,992ft) Mt. Lingtren (6,749 m / 22,142 ft) Chnagtse ( 7,583 m / 25,230 ft) Mt. Pumori (7,161 m / 25,772 ft)  Ama Dablam ( 6,812 m / 22,480 ft) Kangtenga (6,782 m / 22, 380 ft) Tharmarserku ( 6,623 m / 21, 855 ft) Kwangde (6,011 m / 19,837 ft) Kusum Khanguru (6,373 m / 21,030 ft) holy peak of Khumbi-la (5,761 m / 19,012 ft) and as far towards world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m / 27, 766 ft) with trekking peaks Island Peak / Imjatse (6,160 m / 20,328ft) Lobuche Peak (6,119 m / 20,192 ft) Pokhalde ( 5,806 m / 19,159 ft) and many other smaller unnamed peaks.

An awesome adventure with daily scenic views of mountains along the walks and exploring Sherpa traditional farm villages along the route to base camp, as the trail leads with few ups and down within enchanting forest of rhododendron-hemlocks-oaks-magnolia-pines and fir tree lines.

Starting Everest Base Camp Trekking after an exciting time in Kathmandu with tour at interesting sites and then flying into Lukla, where our first day walk begins into lovely and scenic Khumbu valley as trek progress passing lovely villages of Phakding and Monjo to enter Sagarmatha National Park (Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepal and Sherpa calls Chomolungma of Tibetan origin in both language means Great Mother).

Our trek follows the glacial Dudh Kosi River most of time and reaching at famous Namche Bazaar for acclimatization days, where colorful and busy Saturday market takes place every week, from here trek continues heading to another beautiful spot at Thyangboche Monastery with sweeping panorama of Everest and other adjoining peaks.

From here onward tree lines stop for arid and windswept terrain as our route finally leads to our final and highlight of the adventure at Everest Base Camp after walking past Pangboche-Dingboche and Lobuche.

At base camp enjoy the views of tumbling Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers with stunning giant peaks that surround you, our adventurous and amazing journey concludes walking back to Lukla with a climb of scenic Kalapathar the highest spot of the adventure at 5,545 m high with grand views of Everest and other peaks.

A sweeping panoramic flight from Lukla brings you back into hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu after a marvelous and enjoyable time on Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Mode : Hotels & Lodge basis
  • Total Trip : 15 /16 days
  • Higest Point : 5,545 meters at Kalapathar
  • Trip Grade : Moderate to adventurous
  • Season : All season except July and August
  • Trekking : 12 nights 13 days (Lukla to Lukla)

Day 01:                 Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:                 In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.

Day 03:                 Fly to Lukla 2,830 m and walk to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Day 04:                 Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs.

Day 05:                 Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.

Day 06:                 Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs.

Day 07:                 Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.

Day 08:                 Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.

Day 09:                 Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.
Day 10:                 Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.

Day 11:                 Morning hike to Kalapathar at 5,545 m and walk to Pheriche 4,240m - 05 hrs.

Day 12:                 Trek to Kyanjinma 3,560 - 06 hrs.
Day 13:                 Trek to Monjo 2,860m via Namche Bazaar - 05 hrs.
Day 14:                 Trek back to Lukla - 04 hrs.
Day 15:                 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to your respective hotels.
Day 16:                 In Kathmandu free day with optional tour.
Day 17:                 International departure for home ward bound.

Day 01:                 Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.

On reaching Kathmandu via various respective airlines, walk to airport terminal exit, here our guide and staff receives you with warm greeting and then transfer into car or coach (depending upon group size) for short drive into the heart of Kathmandu city.

On reaching your hotel check into your rooms, after rest and refreshment join in the main hall or lobby to join with other members of Everest Base Camp Trekking for complete briefing of the treks with do's and don'ts.

Evening includes welcome group dinner in a nice restaurant introducing you with typical Nepali cuisine with folk dance program of all parts of Nepal as entertainment.

 

Day 02:                 In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Morning activities starts after breakfast, where our city guide will accompany you to interesting World Heritage Sites in our wonderful sightseeing tour, which helps you to gain knowledge regarding local culture and traditional life of Nepalese people as it was for many past centuries.

Tour leads around Kathmandu Durbar Square teemed with local life around historical sites and monuments, then heading due west at Swayambhunath Stupa (popularly known as Monkey Temple where large numbers of monkeys found around).

One of the oldest monuments of Nepal dates back more than 2,500 years old overlooking views of Kathmandu valley and the city from this hillock Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa.

After with lunch in local restaurant as the tour continues to holy Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath towards east of the city, one of the holiest Hindu sites, where great festival takes place in the month of February known as Shiva Ratri.

From here visit Bouddhanath huge Stupa, a Buddhist landmark the area also known as 'Little Tibet' due to strong Tibetan influence in religion-culture and traditional way of life.

Our marvelous tour completes and then back into your hotel, afternoon free at leisure with preparation for the trek to Everest base camp next early morning.

 

Day 03:                 Fly to Lukla 2,830 m and walk to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Morning transfer to domestic airport as per your flight time for short panoramic flight to land at Lukla, getting into a smaller aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) with 30 minutes on air with great views of Himalayan peaks includes Mt. Everest.

 

On reaching at Lukla on its unique airstrip known as Tenzing - Hillary airport, from here a slow start with few hours of walks downhill passing many Sherpa farm villages and well tended crops and vegetable fields and terraces with views of Kwangde and Kusum Khanguru peaks.

After 3-4 hours on first day walks reaching our overnight stop in a nice lodge at Phakding, transfer into your rooms with sound of glacial Dudh Kosi River nearby.
Day 04:                 Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.
Today a long day to reach Namche Bazaar, starting with gradual walk following the river upstream and crossing few bridges to reach at Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village.

Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese and Sherpa calls Chomolungma in both languages means 'Great Mother' from here a pleasant walk on river bed and then climb for few hours into forested trail with views of snow capped peaks, as the walk reaches you at exciting town and village at Namche Bazaar.

Day 05:                 Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
A rest and a free day at Namche Bazaar for proper and necessary acclimatization at this great height of above 3,440 m high before heading higher ground, at Namche spend the day with scenic hike around and browsing the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market every week.

Day 06:                 Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
From Namche walk leads on gradual scenic winding path with downhill to Imjatse River to reach at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, afternoon with uphill climb into tall rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks.

 

After few hours of scenic and strenuous climb reaching at Thyangboche Monastery area, here enjoy the marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Tharmarserku, Kwangde with magnificent Mt. Amadablam, afternoon with time to visit its interesting monastery and observe monks and priest on prayer.

 

Day 07:                 Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.
Morning walk leads to pleasant downhill for an hour to a bridge, where tree lines stops for short juniper and rhododendron bushes known as azalea facing dramatic change in landscapes.

Heading higher up to the last permanent village at Pangboche, from here onwards are temporary settlement to cater the needs of trekkers at Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep areas.

As the trek progress reaching at Somare and then on windswept country to reach a bridge following the Imjatse River, with last climb to enter into beautiful Imjatse valley surrounded with famous peaks

Amadablam-Lhotse with views of Island peaks towards east.

The last leg of the day brings you at Dingboche, a summer settlement with barley and buck wheat field within its patch of stone walls to keep the animals off from grazing.

 

Day 08:                 At Dingboche with rest day for acclimatization and short hike.
At Dingboche for another rest to acclimatize well before heading towards our goal at Everest base camp, here options of short hike higher up at Nagarjung hills for best views of the valley and high snow capped mountains includes Mt. Makalu in far eastern horizon.

 

Day 09:                 Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.
Morning start with short climb on top a ridge with Buddhist prayer monuments and then on nice gradual path with slow up as the walk leads with excellent mountain views to reach a small place at Thugla for lunch.

 

Here Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river, this where path from Pheriche and Dingboche joins after a rest and refreshing stop, walk follows with steep climb for an hour to Thugla pass, where you can find witness memorials of unfortunate climbers who have died climbing on Mt. Everest, Lhotse or other high mountains.

From this isolated spot, walk on gradual path to reach at Lobuche for overnight stop.

 

Day 10:                 Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.

Today walk leads to our main highlight of the adventure at Everest Base Camp, walk carries on for few hours with short steep climb in between over glacier and moraine, reaching at Gorakshep, beneath lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapathar.

Walk continues towards Everest Base Camp over moraine and ice to reach at base camp, here enjoy the view of tumbling and notorious Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers.

After a marvelous and exciting time with adventure of a lifetime experience retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.

Day 11:                 Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m - 05 hrs.
Morning a steep uphill hike to reach on top of Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, highest point of the adventure with fabulous and unique views of mountains includes Mt. Everest at its closest.

After a great thrill with sweeping views descend back to Gorakshep and continue walk up to Thugla, from here on downhill to Pheriche within windy valley.

A nice scenic walk leads you all the way to Pheriche for overnight stop with many good lodges and a health post of HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association).

 

Day 12:                 Trek to Kyanjinma 3,560 - 06 hrs. 

Walk leads with grand views heading to a river on crossing bridge a short climb and then on downhill to Somare and Pangboche villages, after the bridge back into greenery and tree lines towards Thyangboche.

From here retrace the journey on route Namche Bazaar with overnight at Kyanjinma which is few hours ahead from Namche.

 

Kyanjinma a small scenic place with few good lodges offers grand views of Everest-Amadablam with Thermasharkhu, here chances of seeing some wild life.

Day 13:                 Trek to Monjo 2,880 m via Namche Bazaar - 05 hrs.
From this isolated and peaceful spot retrace the journey back to Namche bazaar and on downhill to Dudh Kosi to reach at Sagarmatha entrance and exit gate, and then at Monjo village for overnight after a great walk of the day.
Day 14:                 Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.
Our last day walk of the great adventure, starting on gentle trail crossing a long bridge to reach at Phakding, and then on the way to Lukla with few ups and downhill with last and final climb of an hour to reach at Lukla for last overnight stop in Khumbu and Everest region.

Day 15:                 Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Morning as per our flight time transfer to Lukla air terminal and then board in the small plane for exciting half hour flight to reach the hustle and bustle of city life in Kathmandu.

Rest of the day free and relax your body and muscles from the great adventure on Everest Panrorama Trekking.

Day 16:                 In Kathmandu free and spare day for individual activities.
Reserve this day as spare or contingency in case of flight delay and cancellation at Lukla, which might happens sometimes due to unfavorable bad weather which is quite normal with Himalayan weather pattern.

With a day in Kathmandu, relax and enjoy with individual activities or join in for another sightseeing tour.

Day 17:                 International departure for homeward bound.
Last day in amazing Nepal the country of Himalaya wonders, depart from the hotel as per your international flight for homeward bound or to your next destination country, our staff transfer you bidding with farewell garland or Buddhist silk scarf 'Khada' for your safe and good journey.

In the world’s highest Mt. Everest base camp with views of Khumbu icefalls
visiting Khumbu Sherpa’s village enriched with old tradition and culture
pristine forest of rhododendron, pines, firs and birch trees with flora & fauna
climb of Kalapathar with super views of mountains and Mt. Everest
rich Buddhist culture, religion, monasteries in the shade of snow capped peaks