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Kalapatthar/Everest Base Camp Trek

This region known as the Solu Khumbu is known as around the world as the famous home of the world's highest mountain. Mt. Everest rises 8,848 meters into the sky. The hike to the base camp attracts trekkers from all over the world. This trek starts and ends in the closest airstrip to Everest in the town of Lukla. If you are looking for much longer trek in this region we can start the trek in the town of Jiri which is 5 days from Lukla.

 

Trek Type

Tea House Lodge Trek/Camping Trek 

Trek Grade

Moderate

Total Days

17 Days

Trek Duration

13 Days

Tariff

Request Cost

Max. Altitude

5545m (Kalapatthar)

Best Season

Spring: Mar-Apr- May
Autumn: Sept-Oct-Nov

 

TREK ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and then transfer to the Hotel. You will have a nice clean room with attached bathroom and 24 hrs running hot water.

Day 02: City Sightseeing
The following morning of arrival you will be taken on Sightseeing tour of the many holy temples and interesting surrounding sights of Kathmandu to show its back ground and history.

Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding
Fly to Lukla and start trekking. The trail climbs for about an hour after Puiyan to a ridge at 2800 meters, then up to another ridge, passing the path to Lukla airport, after which we climb on to Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
The trail continues north up the Dudh Koshi valley to Jorsale, where the trail officially enters the Sagarmatha National Park. We continue along the trail, cross the Bhote Koshi River and climb steeply to Namche Bazaar 3500 m.

Day 05: Rest day for acclimatization
We have a rest day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize. This town, the hub of Sherpa society, is the administrative centre of the Khumbu region and has a police check post (we must all register there), the headquarters of the Sagarmatha National Park, a bank, several shops selling items of every description and a proliferation of Sherpa inns. We spend the day relaxing or exploring the town.

Day 06: Namche - Tengboche
An easy and pleasant walk through Khumjung. You have the best views of Ama Dablam and other peaks. The trail descends to the Dhudkoshi River the trail climbs through forests where you can spot musk deer. Tengboche sits on a saddle at 3870m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf fires and rhododendrons. Kwangde (6187m,) Tawachhe (6542m) EVEREST (8848 m) Nuptse (7855m,) Lhotse (8618m,) Ama Dablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) provide an inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We visit the monastery at Tengboche, the largest in Khumbu region.

Day 07: Tengboche - Dingboche
The trail descends to Deboche through a forest of birches, conifers and rhododendrons. We then cross the bridge and ascend through the forest, past magnificently carved mani stones to Pangboche at 3860m. Then the route enters alpine meadows above the tree line before reaching Dingboche at 4240m.

Day 08: Dingboche - Lobuche
The trail ascends the broad, gently sloping valley and climbs steeply into the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glaciers. It then crosses the bridge and climbs higher on the moraine to a row of stone monuments. We then cross the tree line and reach to Lobuche (4930m.)

Day 09: Lobuche - Kala Patthar - Gorakshep
The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy ablation valley with great views of Pumori then crosses a tributary glacier to reach the dry lakebed of Gorak Shep. We then climb the 5545m Kala Pattar for incredible views of Everest and Everest Base Camp. After an hour excursion, we descend to Gorakshep for the overnight.

Day 10: Gorakshep EBC - Dingboche (4320m)
We go up to the Everest Base Camp and return trek to Lobuche and a short descend to Thukla and an easy flat trail to and a small descend to Dingboche. This is the highest big settlement in the Khumbu area of Sherpas.

Day 11: Excursions around Chhukung
There are many interesting excursions possible using Chhukung as a base each one revealing ever more spectacular views of the nearby high peaks. For the more energetic the climb to Chhukung Ri 5546m is very rewarding. With spectacular views of the south faces of Nuptse and Lhotse and a great view of Kongma La across the Nuptse Glacier. An alternative excursion is to Pareshaya Gyab, the base camp for assaults on Imja Tse formerly known as Island Peak.

Day 12: Chhukung - Tengboche
From Chhukung we descend the valley of the Imja Khola, trek to Pangboche through the potatoes fields, down alpine pastures. The Pangboche Gompa (monastery) is the oldest in the Khumbu and once used to boast the skull and hand of a Yeti, (stolen in 1991).

Leaving Pangboche the route descends past some magnificently carved mani stones to the Imja Khola, which we cross via a steel suspension bridge high above the river at a spot where it rushes through a narrow cleft. From there we have a gentle climb to the tiny village of Deboche past mani walls deep in a rhododendron forest. From Deboche we have a short steep climb to Tengboche through a forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. A visit to the monastery is a must. The singular beauty of Ama Dablam, standing isolated from all other mountains provides a spectacular backdrop and reminder of the height of Himalayan peaks.

Day 13: Tengboche - Namche Bazaar
From Tengboche the trail drops sharply down to the Dudh Koshi River and the village of Phunki, where we cross the river, and up toward Namche Bazaar, winding high above the river with views north towards Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse.

Day 14: Namche to Lukla
We retrace our trek down along the gorge of the Dudh Koshi to at Lukla to catch our return flight to Kathmandu.

Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel then free time in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu.

Day 17: Transfer to the airport for departure.

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Price include:

- All land and air transfer as per itinerary.
- Arrival and departure transfers.
- Accommodation with attached bathroom in Kathmandu.
- While on the trek 3 meals, tea, coffee and boiled water provided.
- Fully escorted trek with English speaking guide and necessary porters. And also in need we provide other language speaking guide for trek.
- Entry permit and National Park Fees.
- Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to trekking staffs.


Price not include:

- Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
- Bottled beverages, mineral water, dessert, items of personal nature, delay due to weather, equipment failure or situation beyond our control.
- Travel / medical Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking).
- Medical evacuation in case of emergency.

 
 

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Fix departure date:
6 November 2015
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