Kalapattar Everest base camp trekking is a lifetime experience and achievement of every trekker to Everest. This trek is only for the fit trekkers. You are eligible for trekking to Kalapattar Everest base camp if you feel fit yourself. For trekking cost and equipments, ask with local trekking tour leader.
Kalapattar Everest Base Camp Trekking is a lifetime experience. Due to its natural beauty, every day brings a wondrous experience as the trekkers are peppered with beauty, insight into a deeply rooted Buddhist culture while hiking through a factual museum of climbing history.
The world greatest peaks Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam characterizing the mighty Khumbu region, trekkers have the opportunity to explore its lower majesty in the shadow of these great peaks. Along the way, trekkers are showered with impressions of ancient Tibetan Buddhism as we visit and learn of these inspiring monastic communities.
Kalapatthar Everest Base Camp trek is a reasonable trekking for the very fit enthusiast, a journey to these sacred regions offers a lifetime of impressions and reflections. Most days are nothing short of breathtaking while we walk amidst the Himalayan giants to the tune of yak bells and giant rhododendrons. Each corner reveals new vistas that transport our mind further into the shadows of the daunting peaks.
Trek to Everest base camp & Kalapattar with us offers an uncompromising experience. We dare to say that no other organization can provide the combination of expertise, intimate relationships with local Nepalis and knowledge of its mountains and environment. Our walking days will include much discourse on the peaks of the Everest region, architecture of Buddhist shrines, Sherpa Buddhism and first-hand climbing experience from the climbers that lead each trek.
We believe that the trekkers should be lost in the world of mountains and travel free of food preparation, lodging and logistics. We certainly offer the most comprehensive program available utilizing a distinguished staff of Sherpa, and a diverse range of quality meals and handpicked lodges.
Accommodation on Kalapattar & Everest Base Camp Trekking, we lodge in Sherpa village tea houses, many of them remote, giving us a rare look into both traditional and monastic communities. We access these villages with the belief that a sharing of cultures is paramount in our understanding of the world. While the surroundings are often primitive by western standards, they are balanced by the warmth and tremendous support of the Sherpa people. Below find Kalapattar Everest Base Camp trek.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.
Upon arrival, you will have warm reception and greeting from us and then drive to Hotel. Attend a group trekking meeting in the afternoon.
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing tour.
Breakfast and start world heritage site tour of Kathmandu valley including Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Swoyambhunath stupa and Kathmandu durbar square.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla, and trek to Phakding.
After final administration requirements, we fly to Lukla. Weather permitting, this flight offers outstanding views of the eastern Himalayas. Our first day is an easy walk to lush surroundings of Phakding, located on the Dudh Kosi River. It takes nearly 4 hours trekking.
Day 4: Trek to Namche bazaar.
Trek 5/6 hours with some ups and down following Dudh koshi to Monjo, the Everest National park headquarter. Lunch there and trek on steep uphill for 3 hours to Namche bazaar (3444m). Namche is the central trading post in the Khumbu, attracting Himalayan and lowland merchants. We spend two days in Namche to acclimatize high altitude, visit local markets and spend time with friends in town.
Day 5: Acclimatize day in Namche bazzar.
In the morning the group takes an acclimatization hike to Everest View Hotel. In the afternoon we have time to visit sights in Namche Bazaar, including the Sherpa museum and local marketplace.
Day 6: Trek to Thame Village.
Perhaps one of the most fascinating days of the trek, it takes 5 hours travel to Thame (3800m), off the main trekking path. This gives us an intimate view of Sherpa culture while visiting a traditional home. Interestingly enough, a number of famous climbing Sherpa have come from Thame. Thame experience is one rarely afforded to trekkers.
Day 7: Trek to Khunde village.
Trek 6 hours to the beautiful village of Khunde (3780m), one of the largest villages in the Khumbu and home of Sir Edmund Hillary’s hospital and school. The day’s walk is moderate and rather pretty, winding through thick cedar forest.
Day 8: Trek to Tengboche.
We continue on and climb to the village of Tengboche (3865m), the cultural and religious center of the Khumbu. At the monastery we attend Buddhist ceremonies and rituals performed by local monks. Vistas from Tengboche are spectacular. The jagged peaks of Thamserku and Kangtega stand to our south as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam are visible to the north.
Day 9: Trek to Pheriche.
We trek 4/5 hours to Pheriche (4238m) which is not far from Dingboche, a village en route to Island Peak. During our stay we visit the research center called Himalayan rescue center and learn more about the effects of high altitude on Himalayan climbers.
Day 10: Rest day at Pheriche.
We also spend an additional day further acclimatizing and hiking.
Day 11: Trek to Lobuche.
Above Pheriche, the character of the terrain changes, and we begin to understand the starkness of the high alpine landscape. Trek climbs the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier and continues to the settlement of Lobuje (4929m) where we spend one night. This trail passes through a famous memorial chorten which honors the many climbers who lost their lives in the high mountains. Lobuje is located on the flank of an old lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier.
Day 12: Trek to Gorakshep.
Trek 4/5 hours through the high tundra and glacial moraine to Gorak Shep (5158m), the last inhabited area before Everest Base Camp. Gorakshep presents a rougher environment and gives the trekker the true flavor of the night time rigors of mountaineering. In the afternoon we take a short walk up the moraine to look down on the chaotic Khumbu glacier and take in the closeness of these renowned Himalayan peaks.
Day 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp
Trek leaving Gorakshep and cross the moraine of the great Khumbu glacier to reach Base Camp which lies beneath the sweeping ridges of Everest and Nuptse. Everest Base Camp (5364m) is a sprawling tent city set amidst glacial debris. The climbers begin final preparations for their ascent of Mt. Everest. We spend a few times at base camp getting a sense of the community and meeting climbers before returning to Gorakshep. During our visit to base camp we venture to the edge of the notorious Khumbu Ice Fall, and see climbers en route as they negotiate this complex maze of ice.
Day 14: Trek to Dingboche.
Trek an early ascent of Kala Pattar (5577m), a small peak with excellent views of Everest, Nuptse and nearby Pumori. Many Everest photos are taken from the summit of Kala Pattar. We begin our return to lower altitudes and quickly feel the difference in our lungs. This night is spent in the village of Dingboche (4404m), a stunning village of stone huts known as the summer village for local herders. The mountain views are outstanding from the Imja valley as Makalu stands in the distance.
Day 15: Trek to Namche bazzar
Enjoy 8 hours downhill trek to Namche Bazaar. This seemingly remote village is suddenly a center of commerce where we spend the evening and morning shopping, drinking coffee, getting shaves, sampling food and enjoying all the thrills of “urban” life.
Day 16: Trek to Phakding.
Trek to Phakding, it takes 6 hours walk via lush greenery and the Dudh Koshi river.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla.
Our final trek to Lukla takes 3/4 hours and reconfirms your ticket for next morning flight. It is a memorable night with much laughter and general merriment.
Day 18: Lukla – Kathmandu.
Morning flight to Kathmandu and we spend much of the afternoon relaxing and enjoying at hotel.
Day 19: Kathmandu.
Kathmandu tour the city and last minute souvenir shopping for relatives and family.
Day 20: Kathmandu Airport.
Final transfers to airport to get flight back home.