Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trekking
Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trekking
Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trekking

Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trekking - 15 Days

Everest Base Camp Kalapathar trek is the most popular trek in Nepal. This takes you to the Base Camp of the world’s highest summit Mt.Everest following the legendary foothills of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Noragay Sherpa. The voyage to the world’s highest summit has numbers of stunning attractions along the way making it one of the top trekking destinations of the world. Mt.Everest is one of the main attractions of this trek. For those who love adventures and dream to see the highest summit close with bare eyes, Everest Base Camp Kalapathar trek is specially designed. Kalapatthar is a big giant rock that is located at the south ridge of Mount Pumori in the Himalayan range above Gorakshep. The summit of the Mt.Everest is not visible from the base camp itself; Kalapatthar is the best view point of Mt.Everest.

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Trip Duration:

15 days

Cost of trekking:

As upon request

Group Size:

Minimum Two People

Maximum altitude:

5364 meter

Best Season:

Aug to Nov / March to May

Trek Start from:

Lukla

Trek End at:

Lukla

Introduction & Overview of Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trekking

Everest Base Camp Kalapathar trek is the most popular trek in Nepal. This takes you to the Base Camp of the world’s highest summit Mt.Everest following the legendary foothills of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Noragay Sherpa. The voyage to the world’s highest summit has numbers of stunning attractions along the way making it one of the top trekking destinations of the world. Mt.Everest is one of the main attractions of this trek. For those who love adventures and dream to see the highest summit close with bare eyes, Everest Base Camp Kalapathar trek is specially designed. Kalapatthar is a big giant rock that is located at the south ridge of Mount Pumori in the Himalayan range above Gorakshep. The summit of the Mt.Everest is not visible from the base camp itself; Kalapatthar is the best view point of Mt.Everest.

Everest Base Camp & Kalapathar Treks starts from Lukla and Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche and Lobuche then heads toward Mt. Everest Base Camp and return same way back. The word “Kala Patthar” means black rock. The trail begins from near the lake bed in Gorakshep close to the helipad. It is a hill behind Gorakshep which offers the great views of the Mount Everest Panorama. It takes about 2 hours to climb Kala Patthar. Along the journey you will pass by several Sherpa settlements and stay in the local tea houses. You will experience the warm hospitality of the Sherpa people while staying at the tea houses. The trek goes through Namche Bazaar which is one of the highest altitude markets in the world. It is an amazing market which is only possible by air or several days walk. It is quite surprise to find every kind of consumable goods in the market. Moreover, it is the major hub for the people of the Everest Region. You will find several internet cafes, banks, restaurants and ATMs in this market.

Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek is a glorious journey to the Himalayas of Nepal more than just a trek to Everest Base Camp. You can also explore the rich Tibetan Buddhist cultures while trekking to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. In this trek you will visit the largest monastery of Everest Region which is Tengboche Monastery. It is a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery which lies in the Tengboche village of Everest region. The monastery has a great significance for the people of Khumbu region along with that, it provides the most spectacular views of the mountain panorama of several mountains like Everest, Ama Dabalam, Lhotse and many more. Moreover, you will enter to one of the UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park. You can also explore the rich flora and faunas of the Everest region in this Everest Base Camp Kalapatther trek. The Everest Region is blessed with the alpine beauty of nature and this trek directly takes you to the lap of nature. This trek is best for nature lovers and passionate adventure seeking trekkers.

Trek highlights

  •          Dramatic take on/off in Lukla gateway to Everest Base Camp
  •          Sherpa Culture and tradition
  •          Warm Hospitality of friendly Sherpa’s.  
  •          High suspension Hanging Bridges
  •          Explore Tibetan Buddhism and culture.
  •          Closure view of Himalayas en-route to Everest Base Camp and return
  •          Highest Base camp of highest Mountain (roof of the world)
  •          Breathtaking view of Mount Everest from Kalapatthar.    

Difficulty of Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar Trek
Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar Trek is a glorious achievement. However, it is also one of the most difficult trekking destinations. Although, you don’t require any prior trekking experience but you must have a great physical fitness to accomplish this trek. Moreover, the trek traverses through some isolated and unfamiliar trails so you need to walk for about 6-7 hours a day in an unfamiliar terrain. Altitude can be a major problem in this trek. Since, the highest altitude gained in this trek is 5645m you might get problems regarding altitude. So make sure that your itinerary has proper acclimatization days and avoid improper diets.

All our trekking packages are fully customization. We can accommodate the trekking packages according to the preference and requirements of the customer. The above provided template is just a demonstration of what we offer.

NOTE : The trekkers are recommend to arrive a day earlier at Kathmandu before the start of Everest Base Camp Trek. It is because arriving a day earlier gives you ample time for rest and also you can buy the necessary trekking gears in Kathmandu in case you haven’t brought it with you. Also it is better if you are prepared for the unforeseeable weather of Everest Region with some additional days besides the trip schedule so that you won’t miss your International flight even if the Lukla flight is delayed or cancelled.

 During the trip, the unpredictable factors like, weather, local politics, transport and many more which are beyond our control can bring some change in the itinerary. In such case, if the alternation in the itinerary is necessary, then the trek leader will decide for the best alternative with the consent and interest of the whole group. If the change occurs we will do our best to minimize its effect; however the company cannot be responsible for the results of changes and delays. 

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla
Since, the weather in the Everest region is unpredictable and is likely to change every few hours, the Lukla flight often gets delayed or even cancelled.

Lukla Airport is situated on a wonderful valley surrounded by high mountains. Landing and taking off from Lukla is considered to be difficult and technical. Therefore, Lukla is considered as the most dangerous airstrips in the world.

Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. However, if flight to and from Lukla are cancelled in case of bad weather conditions in Everest region, we can help you charter a helicopter upon your request to ensure you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connections. The helicopter charge is to be paid by the passengers themselves and can be reimbursed from their travel insurance later. The helicopter charges USD 2,500 to USD 3,000 per helicopter. The helicopter can carry up to 4 to 6 passengers at a time and the cost can be shared among the passengers. The company can help by providing necessary documents required to claim the amount from insurance company.

The payment for helicopter must be paid at time of service by participant. US dollars cash or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards, and American Express) are accepted for helicopter transport. Any card payment requires a 4% bank fee, which goes directly to the bank.

The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m or greater, while the twin otter and Dornier planes can fly if the visibility is 5000m or greater, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules. If the weather is extreme and the visibility is lesser than 1,500m helicopters cannot be operated. In such case we will reschedule your flight for next day depending on the availability. If this situation keeps on getting repeated for many days then we will provide you with the alternative trek options.

Outline Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2800m) then Trek to Phakding (2,652m)

Day 3: Journey on foot to Namche 3,440m

Day 4: Hike to our first amazing panorama of Everest, Nuptse and Lotse.

Day 5: Trek to Tenboche (3867 m)

Day 6: Spend a day in Pangboche (4040 m)

Day 7: Walk to Dingboche (4360m)

Day 8: Acclimatization at Dingboche (4360m)

Day 9: trek to Lobuche (4940 m)

Day 10: Walk to Gorakshep (5170m) then Everest Base Camp ( 5364 m)

Day 11: Trek to Kala patthar and Pheriche (4280)

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar through Pheriche - Pangboche – Tengboche

Day 13: Hike to Lukla

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu

Include/Exclude

  • Pick & Drop to Airport/Hotel by our Private Car
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu 3 star level hotel with BB
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek
  • Accommodation of Lodges, Guest houses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek
  • Trekking Guides(Government Licensed holder) and Porters with good English during the trek 2 guest : 1 porter
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • First Aid medical kit
  • Everest(Sagarmatha) National Park permit fees
  • Guide airfare Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • TIMS(Trekker's Information Management System) Card
  • Seasonal fresh fruits like (orange, apple, banana, mango and grape and other Nepali local fruits etc.)
  • All administrative works (If necessary) related to government body
  • Government Taxes, legal expenses
  • Kathmandu –Lukla- Kathmandu flight ticket
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • All alcoholic drinks, mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internet
  • Extra Tea and Coffee.
  • Personal trekking equipment, medical and travel insurance
  • Any extra transportation except itinerary (we can arrange if request)
  • Any kind of personal expenses / Helicopter rescue due to cause of out of our control.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price
  • Some extra assistance like (if you cannot walk properly our guide will arrange you horse, to came back, if applicable this you have to pay them directly)
  • Tips to trekking staffs ( Amount depends upon you)

Additional Information

Stay Safe

  • Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
  • Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 

Client Reviews

Sujan

Sujan

Nepal

24th May, 2022

Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days Short Trek that included Kalapatthar⛺️. I really had wonderful experience. The guide Lakpa Sherpa and porters Anuraj both were amazing. The company, Actual Adventure was super flexible with our changing schedule. I enjoyed the experience so much that I plan to go back next year to do Annapurna with Actual Adventure Team. The moment we arrived at our goal destination, we felt overwhelmed on this accomplishment. This would not have been possible without the help ... See more of our terrific guide provided to us by the agency. I highly recommend their company. Thank you so much Executive director See less...


Visitor

Visitor

New Zealand

24th May, 2022

Incredible Everest base camp experience They had me at namaste! Very well organised trekking tour! Warm welcome at the airport from Company owner Kedar and his bro Sujan and my guide Lakpa to start with, Lakpa was simply the best guide of the himalaya’s, I couldn’t have achieved Everest base camp trek  without Lakpa! I can’t thank him enough for everything he did for me, Highly recommended and I can’t wait to go back to Nepal to see more mountains!


Visitor

Visitor

Denmark

25th May, 2022

Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Having just returned from my third trip to Nepal, I can highly recommend Actual Adventure as a trek operator. I used their services for the third time, and will definitely be back for more next year. Kedar and Sujan who run the company really care and look after their customers, from the moment you land in Nepal and until the departure. There are two key factors for a successful trip which they have nailed down - they use top notch guides and they are person... See more ally available at any times of the day to assist with. They are highly professional, really care about the customer needs, but also are just the nicest and easiest people to deal with. Many things in Nepal can be difficult, like getting local flights or especially last minute changes to local flights during the high season, but they make everything easy. And last but not least, their services are really fairly priced. Needless to say, when I’m back in Nepal next year for my next adventure, it will be undoubtedly with Actual Adventure! See less...


Lada Bukran

Australia

25th May, 2022

Having just returned from my third trip to Nepal, I can highly recommend Actual Adventure as a trek operator. I used their services for the third time, and will definitely be back for more next year. Kedar and Sujan who run the company really care and look after their customers, from the moment you land in Nepal and until the departure. There are two key factors for a successful trip which they have nailed down - they use top notch guides and they are personally available at any times of the day... See more to assist with. They are highly professional, really care about the customer needs, but also are just the nicest and easiest people to deal with. Many things in Nepal can be difficult, like getting local flights or especially last minute changes to local flights during the high season, but they make everything easy. And last but not least, their services are really fairly priced. Needless to say, when I’m back in Nepal next year for my next adventure, it will be undoubtedly with Actual Adventure!   See less...


Mathew Moore

Austria

25th May, 2022

Great views, amazing team and excellent trek I get to know about this company by one of my co-worker who had visited Nepal before. I was also planning to trek to Everest Base Camp and since I was unknown to this country my friend suggested me to travel with this company. It was one among the best choices. Kedar was very helpful during the entire trek and had already managed all the required permits and domestic flights. The guide was amazing and the view of Everest from Kalapatthar was brea... See more thtaking. I enjoyed each and every small steps of my trek. Thanks to the amazing team. Great team, great effort and rewarding service!      See less...


Martina Elizabeth

Hong Kong S.A.R.

25th May, 2022

Right choice Great team! Hey everyone! If looking for right travel agency to travel with then Actual Adventure is a right choice for you. I had recently trekked to Everest Base Camp with them and it was an excellent trek.  I got the best facilities in the trek and the management was more than I can say. I highly recommend this company for any kind of trek and adventure.  


Allen Arlo

New Caledonia

25th May, 2022

I found Actual Adventure from goggle and emailed Kedar. He immediately responded and I was quite satisfied with the response. I did the Everest Base Camp Trek with them and it was an experience of lifetime. All the members of the company were energetic and highly professional. The guide Pasang was very experienced and helpful. I was not so used to Nepali food and I wasn’t much comfortable with the taste so I told him and he even managed western food in the Everest. Some of the trials wer... See more e really difficult but with the help of my guide I really made it to the base camp. Thank you Actual Adventure Team for the remarkable service and I highly recommend this company.    See less...


Luca Ross

Netherlands Antilles

25th May, 2022

Excellent Management and tremendous service My Trekking experience with Actual Adventure was awesome. I did Everest Base Camp Trek with them on October 2017 and the services were outstanding. We were a group of five people having zero trekking knowledge. The guides were extremely talented and super professional. They handled each of us patiently with much care and no discrimination at all. The accommodation and food were great. I had one of the most memorable treks of my life. I personally ... See more recommend this company for best trekking experience. Netherland See less...


M00 Bell

Western Sahara

25th May, 2022

I trekked with Actual Adventure to Everest Base Camp and I get much more than I paid for. I found the price very reasonable and the service was excellent and had a wonderful time with always supporting staffs. I am looking for another trek with them again. Thank you Actual Adventure Team Warsaw


Jacob and Friends

India

25th May, 2022

Amazing experience with family and close friends Everest Base Camp Trek was a dream come true for all 10 of us ( three families ) The trek was not an easy one but the arrangements by Actual Adventure was excellent. They gave us the right guide and assistant guides. Even the porters were very friendly. The accommodation and food arranged en route were very comfortable and also the itinerary was kept flexible. Mr. Kedar Neupane is a very hands on man - right from receiving our team at Kathmandu... See more airport till the end of the trip. He was constantly monitoring our progress and giving instructions to the guide Mr. Binod Nepal. We had members in age group of 20s to 50s but in the end we all made it to EBC. We would definitely recommend Actual Adventures to all our friends who are planning to make the trip. Mumbai India See less...


Brendan Beasley

Brendan Beasley

Australia

25th May, 2022

Everest Base Camp and kalapather trek Booked a trip with Actual Adventure Trekking- 13 days to EBC, had a great time- no problems whatsoever. The base camp trek was thoroughly enjoyable staying at tea houses & getting used to the high altitude. The guide knew exactly what he was doing & helped me get the best prices on everything. Also stayed at their Alpine Hotel (Sujan picked me up from the airport & organised everything), amazing all you can eat breakfast & tidy rooms. Woul... See more d highly recommend this company to everyone. Very welcoming to everyone. A++   Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia Visited September 2016   See less...


Alex Kazberoute

United States

25th May, 2022

Everest Base Camp trek amazing experience I went up to the Everest Base camp trek organized by Kedar. The overall experience was amazing and Kedar’s experience in organizing the trip was incredibly helpful with flights, a guide, overall advice and even a place to eat in Kathmandu prior to the trek. The guide, Pemba was also an incredible person; he was knowledgeable about the region, the mountain and safety. He was also pleasure to be around and a lot of fun- sharing stories, giving ... See more suggestions for interesting side trips and introducing us to his many friends on the trip Overall: an amazing experience April 2013 USA See less...


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