Experience the taste of witnessing the world’s highest peak – Mount Everest lying at an elevating 8848m from the base camp. Any individual with normal physical fitness can go for this 15-days Everest Base Camp Kala Pattar Trek.
Plus, you will trek to the high picturesque point at Kalapatthar at 5,545m. Overall, the Everest region is attractive and one of the most preferred trekking options for trekkers, mountaineers and adventure lovers around the world. En-route you will the Sherpa way of life and villages occupied by the people.
Trekking Guide Team Adventure sets a wonderful 15-days Everest Base Camp Kala Pattar Trek. It will capture you with its beautiful surrounding area traditional and cultural places.
These places include Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar and wonderful panorama and exceptional viewpoint Kala Pattar and the most preferred trekking set Everest Base Camp. It rewards you with the fantastic views of Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest, etc.
Experiencing rich Buddhist culture, traditional village, warm-friendly locals, and towering alpine valleys in the shade of the highest peak Mt. Everest will haunt you forever.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, pick up, transfer to hotel, Overnight at Kathmandu.
Upon your arrival, one of our representatives will greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport holding “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” Play card with your name. He will transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for your personal activities. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Trek Preparation Day.
On this day there will be a short briefing session after your breakfast. Briefing regarding Lukla flights, Altitude sickness, and other trip information will be given by the trekking guide team.
On the same day, you will be introduced to your guide. The rest of the day you can prepare for your trek. You can buy or hire trekking gear if you need to. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Kathmandu to Lukla trek to Phakding 5hr (alt 2610m). Overnight at Tea House.
At 4:30 am, you can have a cup of tea and ask the hotel for your packing breakfast and be ready by 5 am at Hotel lobby. Our car will drop you to the airport for your Lukla flight.
Today we will take a wonderful flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m). After 40 minutes, we will land on a runway and our caretaker will help us carry our belongings. Then we will walk down to the Dudh Koshi River, where we connect with the main path to Namche Bazaar.
After moving all the way through the small area of Ghat (2550m), we will soon arrive at our tea house at Phakding. Overnight at Tea House.
Note: The weather in Lukla is unpredictable and always changing. Sometimes due to bad weather, sometimes the flight may be delayed or cancelled. If the flight is cancelled, you will have to return back to the hotel.
The transportation back to the hotel and accommodation on this night is not included. You will have to pay additional for this yourself. If the weather is clear the next day, you will get either the 3rd or 4th flight to Lukla.
If still, the weather is not clear, there will be an option for helicopter flights also. The cost of a helicopter flight is not fixed. It will be quoted by the airlines on the same day. The airlines will use your flight ticket plus, you will have to pay an additional approx 250 to 350 USD.
The total cost for a helicopter flight is 550 USD approx. You will have to pay an additional 300 USD combining your Lukla flight ticket. The weather problem is rare, it only happens sometimes.
But you need to know this information in case the weather goes bad. This does not happen all the time, this is only important information you need to know.
Day 04: Hiking up to Namche bazaar 5hr (3440m). Overnight at Tea House.
Today, we start from Phakding and hike to Namche Bazaar. We will walk across the river to trek all the way through the area of rhododendron, blue pine forest and more which is really superb experience, especially during the spring.
We go across to the Dudh Koshi at Benkar and take pleasure from the scenes of snow-topped mountains Kusum Kanguru (6369m), Thamserku (6623m) and so on. The way then becomes fairly difficult and includes a perpendicular climb to Namche Bazaar.
We will now walk through upstream on flat land, on the bank, to the fusion point of the Dudh Kosi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After crossing one of the suspension bridges above the river we will ascend to Namche Bazaar.
We get the most amazing vivid opportunities of gigantic peaks -Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taweche is visible. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 05: Rest day Namche Bazaar explore Hiking up to Everest view hotel to see Mt: Everest View (alt 8848m)& Ama Dablam(alt 6856m), Thamserku (alt 6608m). Overnight at Tea House.
Today we will visit around Namche Bazaar proper adaptation with the environment at the height. Namche is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow.
And the amazing scene visible from here includes a superb panorama of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest. Then, after having our breakfast, we can also walk towards Thami (3810m) over the amazing Bhote Khola River Valley.
Or we can visit the Sagarmatha National park to look at the protected floras and faunas. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 06 : Hiking up to Tengboche 5hr (3860m). Overnight at Tea House.
We will move down on this day enjoying the mountain scenery including Mt. Everest (8848m) through the rhododenron forest while going to Shanasa. To go further, it is necessary to go through Trashinga and then towards Phunkitenga (3250m) by crossing Dudh Koshi.
To reach Tengboche Monastry, we must travel through firm black juniper, pine and rhododenron foret in the daytime. From here, we can view the majestic peaks as Ama Dablam, Kantega, Mount Everest, etc. To reach Tengboche, we will need to travvel for 5 hours. Then, overnight at Tea House.
Day 07: Hiking up to Dingboche 5hr (alt 4410m). Overnight at Tea House.
On this day, we will go all the way through the forest of birch, juniper, fir, and rhododendron at Debouche. There is a steady way up due to elevation, so we are required to slowly walk up throughout the day while following this path.
The path goes to Pangboche, the place where we can view the majestic mountain of Ama Dablam after we pass the Imja Khola. To reach the destination of Dingboche, we will need to climb the alpine hillsides and another crosing of the Imja Khola. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 08: Rest day Dingboche (Option: if you are interested, you can go for Hiking up to Chukung Valley, this is not compulsory. It depends on you whether you want to do it or not) Overnight at Tea House.
Today, we have one more day to rest at Dingboche which lies at an altitude of 4300m. We need to get accustomed to the high elevation, so we don’t go for further ascend today.
Optionally, we can go for hiking in Chhukung Valley, this is not compulsory. It depends on you whether you want to do it or not. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 09: Hiking up to Lobuche 5hr (alt 4910m). Overnight at Tea House.
Today, leaving Dingboche, we will walk for an hour that goes up to the Khumbu Glacier. and Dughla is the almost half of the climb to the moraine.
We need to move from Dughla and the path will keep on asceding more towards the crest of the moraine. Then, the path will move on a flat level on the west part of the moraine while arriving at Lobuche. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 10: Hiking up to Gorakshep 3hr (5140m) and trek to Everest Base Camp (alt 5380m) see the Khumbu Glacier. Overnight at Tea House.
Today is the most demanding and significant day of the entire trek. We will move along the Khumbu Glacier to reach the Everest Base Camp (5360m). It is considered to be the nearest place you can get to observe Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment.
The vista of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is fabulous. A firm way up permits us to put up the slow, sound pace essential when walking at high altitude. When we reach the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier.
We make a chain of small up and down trekking over a shaky track lined with cairns that takes us to the unpredicted glacial sands of Gorak Shep (5160m). And, we head off to the Everest Base Camp. We then return back to Gorak Shep for staying overnight. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 11: Trek to Pheriche or Pangbuche. (Option: Early in the morning Hiking up to Kalapatther (5550m) which excellent viewpoint of the Everest region from there we will see in front of Mt: Everest & Pumo - Ri). Overnight at Tea House.
We will trek towards Pheriche today. Optionally, you can walk up to Kalapattar early in the morning. We can observe the peaks of Pumori (7,145m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Lingtren (6,697m) and more which divides Nepal from Tibet.
Just above the Lho La pass we can see the huge face of Changtse (7,750m). And then again return back to Pheriche for staying overnight since we cannot find lodges at Everest base camp or Kalapattar. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 12: Trek to the down Namche. Overnight at Tea House.
We will depart from Pheriche and trek down to Namche village. It will take around 7 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla 7hr alt (2840m). Overnight at Tea House.
We will reach Lukla in 7 hours leaving Namche. Reaching Lukla becomes a surprise for the majority of the trekkers. We arrive at the airport in the afternoon time. Lukla is famous for celebrating the end of the trek. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 14: Early in the Morning fly to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.
If the weather is good we will wake up early in the morning and get ready for the entrance of our plane for returning back to Kathmandu. If the weather is not good, you will have to wait until the weather becomes clear.
Then, we will transfer back to our hotel. The evening goes for cultural dinner at 5 pm. Remaining day to explore in Kathmandu. Overnight in the hotel.
(Note: Lukla airport is one of the highest altitude airports in the world. So Lukla weather is ever-changing and unpredictable. As we all know the weather is beyond anyone control so we cannot assure you about the Lukla weather. If Lukla weather gets bad then there will be no flight, you might have to stay at Lukla and take a flight the next day.)
Day 15: Morning Breakfast, Departure transfer to Kathmandu Airport
Today is the final day of your Everest Base Camp Kala Pattar Trek. Our representative will take you to the airport for the last departure.
Trip information about Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight
The Everest trek includes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Sometimes the weather of Lukla becomes bad, at which time the flight cannot take place. So, in this case, there may be a delay or cancel of the flights.You will have to be prepared for this. This does not always happen but may sometimes happen depending on the weather condition. The weather of Lukla is unpredictable, that’s why we recommend you to have a few more days after the trek in case the flight is delayed or canceled. If you have a tight schedule, it will be hard to manage your return flight. So, even the trip days 15 days, we recommend you to have 2 to 3 extra days.If the flight does not happen for 2 to 3 days, then we will divert you to Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Kathmandu to Pokhara flight for your benefit.We also recommend you to have an extra budget for helicopter charter to return back from Lukla to Kathmandu. The helicopter cost is 3500 USD charter flights. It will be approx 500 USD per person which you can pay via cash or credit card.
- One time Airport Pick up and Drops by car
- 3 Night’s Standard Accommodation in Kathmandu, twin sharing basis, Nivas Boutique Home or Hotel Thamel or similar category. (On the arrival day, second day preparation date and after the Trekking)
- All accommodations in lodges/Tea Houses for 11 nights on twin sharing basis during the Treks run by Nepalese family outside toilet, basic dormitory style.
- Domestic Flight Ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK) / domestic airport Tax.
- Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) (1000 Nepali Rupee per person), National Park Entry Permits (3000 Nepali Rupees per person).
- All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
- An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples, if you are solo traveler, porter is not included).
- Porter, Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
- All Transportation as per itinerary
- Medical Supplies (First aid kit will be Available).
- Typical Nepali cultural dinner on last day.
- Nepal entry visa fee, you can easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu. You will require 2 passport size photos, $30 USD per person.
- Your personal Travel insurance covering helicopter rescue, medical bill.
- Your Personal Equipment for Trekking. [Sleeping bag(-15), down jacket, Trekking shoes, sun glass, sunscreen, Gloves, trekking stick]
- Some medicine for headache, fever, handiplast, bandage, pain killer, stomach ache, diarrhea, etc.
- International Airfare and Airport Departure tax.
- Your all meal breakfast Lunch & Dinner during the 15 days trip, approx. $300 USD minimum per person, choose from menu, western food s available in tea house. Maximum depends on you how much you expense.
- Local Government tax of 2000 Nepali Rupee per person to be paid in Lukla counter directly.
- In the Lukla flight, the luggage of 12 kg is only included. If you have extra baggage, you will have to pay extra per kg Rs 100.
- If there is early arrival or late departure other than the trek date, and if you are back to Kathmandu early from the trek due to any problem or rescue, the extra accommodation is not included.
- Your trip includes only one time airport transfer to and by lukla. If you have to return back to hotel again and again go to lukla airport because of weather problem, it will be your additional pay.
- Your personal expenses, personal hygiene.
- All the Alcoholic and non Alcoholic Drinks. (Tea, Coffee, Mineral Water)
- Sweet things like Chocolate and desert.
- Hot Shower and Laundry during the Trekking.
- Tips for the Guide and Porter as per your interest, how you are happy with them.
- WIFI, internet, phone calls, battery charging.
Trip information about Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight
The Everest trek includes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Sometimes the weather of Lukla becomes bad, at which time the flight cannot take place. So, in this case, there may be a delay or cancel of the flights.You will have to be prepared for this. This does not always happen, but may sometimes happen depending on the weather condition. The weather of Lukla is unpredictable, that’s why we recommend you to have a few more days after the trek in case the flight is delayed or canceled. If you have a tight schedule, it will be hard to manage your return flight. So, even the trip days 15 days, we recommend you to have 2 to 3 extra days. If the flight does not happen for 2 to 3 days, then we will divert you to Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Kathmandu to Pokhara flight for your benefit. We also recommend you to have an extra budget for helicopter charter to return back from Lukla to Kathmandu. The helicopter cost is 3500 USD charter flights. It will be approx 500 USD per person which you can pay via cash or credit card.
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