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

Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trekking - 15 Days

The Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek is an iconic and challenging adventure that takes trekkers through some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, the journey offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, along with other majestic Himalayan giants. The trek begins in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, where ancient temples, bustling markets, and a rich cultural heritage provide a fascinating introduction to Nepal. After a short domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the real adventure begins as trekkers set foot on the rugged terrain of the Everest region. 

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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

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

Taking about Difficulty ,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.

Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trekking Itinerary

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On Day 1, you will arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city. Tribhuvan International Airport is the primary airport in Kathmandu, and upon landing, you'll go through immigration and customs procedures. After collecting your luggage, you'll exit the airport terminal to meet your pre-arranged transportation or tour guide. You'll then be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu, where you can check-in and freshen up after your journey. Depending on your arrival time, you may have some free time to explore the bustling streets of Thamel, a popular tourist area known for its shops, restaurants, and vibrant atmosphere. In the evening, you might have a welcome meeting with your trekking group or tour organizer to go over the details of the upcoming Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek. They may also provide you with any necessary permits and equipment for the trek. It's a good idea to rest and get a good night's sleep to prepare yourself for the adventure ahead. If you have some time to spare, you can use the day to visit some nearby landmarks or simply soak in the unique ambiance of Kathmandu.

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On Day 2, after your arrival in Kathmandu, you will embark on an exciting guided sightseeing tour of the city's cultural and historical sites. Kathmandu, the vibrant capital of Nepal, is renowned for its rich heritage and numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Your journey will take you to some iconic landmarks, such as the revered Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the "Monkey Temple," perched atop a hill offering breathtaking views of the city. You will also visit the majestic Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world, where you can immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance and join pilgrims in their prayers. The tour continues to the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and situated on the sacred Bagmati River, where you can observe the rituals and ceremonies from the exterior. Lastly, you'll explore the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square, a captivating UNESCO site, showcasing ancient palaces, intricately carved temples, and bustling courtyards that offer a glimpse into Nepal's architectural marvels. The day's adventures will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the country's culture and traditions, and you'll have an evening to prepare and relax before your upcoming Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek.

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On Day 3, the real adventure begins as you fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small mountain airstrip nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. The short and scenic flight takes approximately 30 minutes, offering breathtaking views of the majestic mountain peaks and lush valleys below. Lukla is the gateway to the Everest region and the starting point of your trek. Upon landing in Lukla, you will meet your trekking guide and porters, who will assist with organizing the equipment and supplies for the journey. After a brief stop in Lukla, you'll begin your trek towards Phakding, the first destination of your trek. The trek from Lukla to Phakding takes around 3 to 4 hours and covers a distance of approximately 9 kilometers (5.6 miles). The trail gradually descends through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forests, and along the Dudh Koshi River. You'll cross several suspension bridges, adorned with prayer flags, and get a glimpse of the unique culture and lifestyle of the local Sherpa people. Phakding is a charming village located at an altitude of around 2,652 meters (8,700 feet). It's an ideal spot to acclimatize to the increasing altitude and get a taste of the trekking experience in the Everest region. After reaching Phakding, you'll settle into your teahouse or lodge, enjoy a warm meal, and rest for the night, ready for the exciting journey that lies ahead. The trek from Lukla to Phakding is relatively easy and sets the tone for the adventure, gradually immersing you in the natural beauty and cultural richness of the Khumbu region. As you retire for the night, the anticipation of reaching Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar will keep you excited for the days to come.

 
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On Day 4, you'll continue your trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, a lively and bustling Sherpa town located at an altitude of approximately 3,440 meters (11,286 feet). This is a crucial day of the trek as you will gain significant altitude, and it marks your entry into the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The trail from Phakding to Namche Bazaar is approximately 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) long and takes around 5 to 6 hours to complete. The route follows the Dudh Koshi River, crossing it several times via suspension bridges. You'll pass through beautiful pine forests, rhododendron forests (if trekking in the right season), and small Sherpa villages along the way. One of the highlights of this section is the Hillary Suspension Bridge, a famous bridge named after Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the first climbers to successfully summit Mount Everest. Crossing this bridge adds an exciting element to the journey. As you ascend, the trail gradually becomes steeper, and you'll notice an increase in the mountain vistas surrounding you. The last stretch of the climb to Namche Bazaar is quite challenging but rewarding, as you get your first glimpse of Everest and other stunning peaks in the region. Namche Bazaar is a vibrant trading hub of the Everest region, offering various facilities such as shops, teahouses, internet cafes, and more. It is also an essential acclimatization stop to help your body adjust to the higher altitude. You'll spend two nights in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize, and on the following day, you'll have an opportunity to explore the town and hike to Everest View Hotel for breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and other surrounding peaks. As you rest for the night in Namche Bazaar, you'll be captivated by the anticipation of what lies ahead on this incredible journey to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar.

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On Day 5 of your trek, you'll have a much-needed acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. This rest day is a vital part of your journey as you venture into higher altitudes. Acclimatization allows your body to adapt gradually to the reduced oxygen levels, reducing the risk of altitude-related illnesses such as altitude sickness. During this acclimatization day, you can make the most of your time in Namche Bazaar by engaging in various activities. One popular option is to embark on a scenic hike to the Everest View Hotel. The hike takes you through picturesque landscapes, and after approximately 2 to 3 hours of walking, you'll reach the hotel's vantage point. From there, you'll be rewarded with awe-inspiring panoramic views of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, along with other iconic Himalayan giants like Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. The stunning vistas serve not only as a breathtaking spectacle but also as a reminder of the immense challenge and beauty that lies ahead. Alternatively, you can explore the cultural aspects of Namche Bazaar by visiting the Sherpa Culture Museum. This museum offers insights into the unique customs, traditions, and history of the Sherpa community, whose deep connection to the mountains and mountaineering legacy have shaped the region's identity. Learning about the local way of life can enrich your understanding and appreciation of the environment you are trekking through. Apart from the museum, Namche Bazaar itself is a lively town with a vibrant atmosphere. You can take a leisurely stroll through the narrow alleys, browsing the shops for souvenirs, trekking gear, or local handicrafts. The town's diverse culinary options also provide a chance to indulge in some delicious treats and try traditional Nepali cuisine or international dishes. As you make the most of your acclimatization day, remember to stay well-hydrated and maintain a balanced diet to support your body's adjustment to higher altitudes. Avoiding strenuous activities on this day is crucial to allow your body the time it needs to adapt effectively. Embracing this acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar significantly improves your chances of a successful and safe trek to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. As you rest and take in the stunning Himalayan surroundings, excitement and anticipation for the next stages of your journey continue to build.

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On Day 6 of your Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek, you'll leave Namche Bazaar and continue your journey towards Tengboche. This leg of the trek takes you through captivating landscapes, dense forests, and offers more breathtaking mountain views. The trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche is approximately 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) long and takes around 5 to 6 hours to complete. The trail initially descends to the Dudh Koshi River and then ascends through rhododendron and pine forests, offering glimpses of various wildlife and bird species along the way. One of the highlights of this segment is reaching the small village of Phunki Thenga, where you can take a short break and recharge with a warm drink. From here, the trail climbs steeply through lush vegetation, and as you ascend, the views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam become more prominent. Upon reaching Tengboche, you'll be greeted by the magnificent Tengboche Monastery, one of the most significant monasteries in the Everest region. The monastery holds immense religious importance for Sherpas and trekkers alike. Set against the backdrop of the Himalayan peaks, the monastery offers a serene and picturesque setting. Tengboche is located at an altitude of approximately 3,860 meters (12,664 feet), making it a critical point for acclimatization. You'll spend the night in this tranquil village, soaking in the peaceful atmosphere and perhaps joining the evening prayers at the monastery. As you rest for the night in Tengboche, you'll be filled with gratitude for the unique experiences and sights you've encountered so far on this incredible trek. The journey continues to unfold, and the next days will bring you even closer to the iconic Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar viewpoints, promising more unforgettable moments in the Himalayas.

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On Day 7 of your Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek, you'll leave Tengboche behind and embark on the trek to Dingboche, another picturesque village in the Khumbu region. This part of the journey takes you through varying landscapes, as you continue to gain altitude and witness the grandeur of the surrounding mountains. The trek from Tengboche to Dingboche covers a distance of approximately 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) and takes around 5 to 6 hours to complete. The trail meanders through rhododendron and pine forests, and you'll pass several chortens (Buddhist shrines), mani walls (stone walls inscribed with prayers), and prayer wheels along the way. As you trek further, the vegetation becomes sparse, and you'll notice a transition from forests to open alpine terrain. The path offers breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and other peaks that seem to grow closer with each step. Before reaching Dingboche, you'll pass through the village of Pangboche, where you can explore the ancient Pangboche Monastery. The monastery is one of the oldest in the region and holds cultural and historical significance. Dingboche, located at an elevation of approximately 4,410 meters (14,468 feet), is surrounded by stunning mountain vistas and offers a tranquil environment. This is yet another essential acclimatization stop on your journey to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. You'll spend two nights in Dingboche, allowing your body to adapt to the higher altitude before proceeding to even greater heights. During your acclimatization day in Dingboche, you have the option to go on a short hike to Nagarjun Hill, also known as Chhukung Ri. The hike provides mesmerizing views of Island Peak, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and other peaks, and it serves as a valuable acclimatization exercise. Alternatively, you can relax in Dingboche, soak in the serene surroundings, and prepare yourself mentally for the challenging yet rewarding days that lie ahead. As you settle in for the night in Dingboche, you'll reflect on the incredible landscapes and the physical and mental resilience you've developed during the trek. The trek continues to unfold, and the anticipation of reaching the iconic Everest Base Camp grows stronger with each passing day.

 
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On Day 8 of your Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek, you'll have another crucial acclimatization day in Dingboche. This rest day is essential for allowing your body to adjust further to the higher altitude, preparing you for the ascent to even greater heights in the coming days. During this acclimatization day, you have the opportunity to explore the surrounding area of Dingboche or take a short hike to a nearby viewpoint. One popular option is to hike to Nagarjun Hill, also known as Chhukung Ri. The hike takes around 3 to 4 hours round trip from Dingboche. As you ascend Nagarjun Hill, the path offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, including Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Makalu, and more. The breathtaking vistas serve as a reminder of the incredible natural beauty that surrounds you on this journey. Alternatively, you can choose to take a leisurely walk around Dingboche, engaging in low-intensity activities to allow your body to acclimatize gently. Exploring the village and its unique culture, interacting with locals, or simply relaxing and taking in the serene mountain atmosphere can be equally rewarding. Throughout the day, it's essential to stay well-hydrated and maintain a balanced diet to support your body's adaptation to the higher altitude. Listen to your body and avoid overexertion, as proper acclimatization is key to ensuring a successful and enjoyable trek. Dingboche itself is a charming village with teahouses and lodges, offering a comfortable place to rest and prepare for the upcoming challenges of the trek. The village's unique location amidst the towering peaks provides a sense of tranquility and serenity, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the Himalayas. As you rest for the night in Dingboche, you'll feel a sense of accomplishment in the progress you've made so far and the respect you've developed for the mountains. The acclimatization day has been instrumental in ensuring your well-being, and you'll be ready to continue your journey towards the iconic Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar viewpoints with renewed energy and enthusiasm.

 
 
 
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On Day 9 of your Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek, you'll bid farewell to Dingboche and set off for the next destination: Lobuche. The trek from Dingboche to Lobuche takes you through increasingly rugged terrain as you ascend to higher altitudes, offering unparalleled views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The trek from Dingboche to Lobuche is around 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) long and takes approximately 5 to 6 hours to complete. As you leave Dingboche, you'll continue to be awe-struck by the majestic mountains that seem to grow ever closer. The trail takes you through the picturesque Khumbu Khola Valley, offering glimpses of glacial rivers and towering peaks. You'll pass through a small settlement called Dughla (Thukla), where you can take a break and refuel before the challenging ascent ahead. After Dughla, the trail becomes steeper as you make your way up to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. This section is known as the Thukla Pass, and it involves a significant altitude gain. Along the trail, you'll come across memorials and chortens, honoring climbers who have lost their lives on Everest and other mountains. These memorials serve as a poignant reminder of the challenges and risks involved in mountaineering. Once you reach the top of Thukla Pass, you'll be rewarded with stunning views of Pumori, Lingtren, and other peaks. The trail then levels out as you continue towards Lobuche. Lobuche is situated at an altitude of around 4,910 meters (16,109 feet), and it serves as a vital stop before reaching Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. The village offers basic accommodations, and the surrounding landscape is rugged and striking, with glacial moraines and the mighty Khumbu Glacier in close proximity. As you rest for the night in Lobuche, you'll be filled with a sense of accomplishment for reaching this significant altitude and anticipation for the upcoming days, which will take you even closer to your ultimate destination—Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. The adventure continues to unfold, and each step brings you closer to experiencing the magnificence of the Everest region in all its glory.

 
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On Day 10 of your Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek, you'll embark on one of the most anticipated sections of your journey—the trek to Everest Base Camp itself. From Lobuche, you'll make your way to Everest Base Camp and then continue to Gorak Shep, which will be your resting point for the night. The trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and Gorak Shep is approximately 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) in total and takes around 7 to 8 hours to complete. This section is particularly challenging due to the high altitude and rugged terrain, but the experience and breathtaking views make it incredibly rewarding. The trail initially takes you along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, providing awe-inspiring views of ice seracs and crevasses. As you approach Gorak Shep, you'll catch your first glimpse of the magnificent peak of Pumori. Upon reaching Gorak Shep, you'll drop off your belongings at the teahouse or lodge before continuing the trek to Everest Base Camp. The trail from Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp is approximately 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) each way and takes around 2 to 3 hours to complete. The route to Everest Base Camp winds through rocky and glacial terrain, and as you get closer, you'll sense the excitement building. Finally, you'll stand at the historic base camp of the world's highest mountain, surrounded by towering peaks and the Khumbu Icefall—a mesmerizing and humbling experience.

Please note that the Everest Base Camp itself does not offer views of the summit of Everest, which is obscured by surrounding peaks. However, the sense of accomplishment and the camaraderie with fellow trekkers at this iconic location are truly unforgettable. After spending some time at Everest Base Camp, you'll return to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay. The teahouses at Gorak Shep provide basic accommodations, and the altitude makes the temperature drop significantly, especially during the evenings. Ensure you stay well-hydrated and keep warm to prepare for the highlight of your trek—the hike to Kalapatthar—the next day. As you rest for the night in Gorak Shep, you'll reflect on the incredible achievement of reaching Everest Base Camp and anticipate the breathtaking sunrise views that await you at Kalapatthar. The journey continues to unveil its wonders, and you're immersed in the beauty and majesty of the Everest region.

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On Day 11 of your Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek, you'll wake up early before dawn to begin the challenging and rewarding hike to Kalapatthar. Kalapatthar is a renowned viewpoint that offers one of the most breathtaking sunrise views of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The hike to Kalapatthar from Gorak Shep is approximately 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) each way and takes around 2 to 3 hours to complete. The trail is steep and demanding, especially at high altitudes, but the unparalleled views make it all worthwhile. As you ascend, the first rays of the sun will illuminate the Everest summit, creating a mesmerizing play of colors on the snow-capped peaks. The panorama includes Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, and Pumori, among others. Standing at an elevation of approximately 5,550 meters (18,208 feet) on Kalapatthar, you'll experience a moment of pure awe and wonder at the sight of the world's highest peak, framed by the majestic Himalayan range. After enjoying the unforgettable sunrise views from Kalapatthar, you'll descend back to Gorak Shep for breakfast and prepare for the return journey. From Gorak Shep, you'll begin the trek back towards Pheriche. The trail retraces your steps, taking you through Lobuche and Thukla Pass. You'll continue the descent, passing through Dingboche, and finally reach Pheriche, where you'll stay for the night. The descent to Pheriche offers a different perspective of the landscape, allowing you to appreciate the rugged beauty of the Himalayan terrain from a new angle. Pheriche is located at an altitude of around 4,240 meters (13,910 feet), providing a welcome respite after the high altitudes of Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. As you rest for the night in Pheriche, you'll feel a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment at having witnessed the magnificent sunrise at Kalapatthar. The trek continues to unveil its wonders, and you'll carry the memories of this extraordinary journey with you as you head back to lower altitudes. The final days of the trek will take you back through picturesque villages and lush forests, allowing you to savor the last moments in the majestic Everest region.

 
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On Day 12 of your Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek, you'll continue your descent as you trek from Pheriche back to Namche Bazaar. The return journey follows a familiar path, but the views and experiences along the way are just as captivating as during the ascent. The trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar is around 13 kilometers (8.1 miles) long and takes approximately 6 to 7 hours to complete. As you descend, you'll notice the gradual change in landscapes, from the barren high-altitude terrains to the lush and green vegetation of lower altitudes. You'll pass through quaint Sherpa villages, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture and witness the traditional way of life. The friendly interactions with the Sherpa people will leave you with lasting memories of their warm hospitality and mountain resilience. The trail takes you through beautiful forests of rhododendron and pine, and you'll cross several suspension bridges over the gushing Dudh Koshi River. The sound of the rushing waters and the sight of the vibrant prayer flags along the bridges add to the enchanting atmosphere of the trek. Upon reaching Namche Bazaar, you'll feel a sense of familiarity, as you return to the lively hub of the Everest region. The town's bustling market and vibrant atmosphere will be a welcoming sight after days spent in the solitude of the mountains. As you rest for the night in Namche Bazaar, you'll reflect on the incredible journey you've undertaken and the achievement of reaching Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. The memories of the stunning Himalayan landscapes and the camaraderie shared with fellow trekkers will stay with you for a lifetime. The following day, you'll continue your trek back to Lukla, where you'll catch a flight to Kathmandu to conclude your epic adventure. The journey has been a test of physical and mental strength, and as you bid farewell to the majestic Everest region, you'll carry with you a deep appreciation for the wonders of nature and the indomitable spirit of the mountains.

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On Day 13 of your Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek, you'll begin your trek back to Lukla, the starting point of your adventure and the gateway to the Everest region. The trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla takes you through familiar paths, allowing you to savor the final moments in the spectacular Himalayas. The trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla is approximately 18 kilometers (11.2 miles) long and takes around 6 to 7 hours to complete. You'll retrace your steps, passing through villages like Phakding and Monjo, and crossing the Dudh Koshi River multiple times via suspension bridges. The route offers opportunities to interact with locals and fellow trekkers, sharing stories and memories of the journey. As you descend, you may encounter trekkers who are just beginning their adventure to Everest Base Camp, offering words of encouragement and inspiration for their trek ahead. The lush landscapes and charming villages create a sense of nostalgia as you bid farewell to the towering peaks and rugged terrains that have been your companions for the past few weeks. Upon reaching Lukla, you'll feel a mix of emotions—satisfaction at having successfully completed the trek, a touch of sadness at leaving the mountains behind, and excitement at the prospect of returning to the comforts of civilization. In Lukla, you'll spend your last night in the Everest region, celebrating the accomplishments and camaraderie with your fellow trekkers and the local team that has supported you throughout the journey. The following day, you'll catch a short scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu, concluding your unforgettable Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek. The flight provides one last opportunity to marvel at the Himalayan giants from above, etching the memories of this extraordinary adventure in your heart forever. Back in Kathmandu, you can take some time to rest, reflect, and explore the vibrant city once more before bidding farewell to Nepal, a land of rich culture, warm hospitality, and breathtaking beauty. The Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek will have left an indelible mark on your soul, forever reminding you of the magnificence and grandeur of the Himalayas.

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Elevation
2800

On Day 14 of your Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek, you'll catch a domestic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, marking the final leg of your adventure in the Everest region. The short but scenic flight provides one last opportunity to gaze upon the majestic peaks before bidding farewell to the Himalayas. Upon landing at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you'll be reunited with the vibrant city's bustling atmosphere. The contrast between the tranquil mountains and the lively cityscape will be apparent as you return to civilization after days spent in the wilderness. In Kathmandu, you'll have the chance to rest, relax, and celebrate the successful completion of your trek with your fellow trekkers and the local team who accompanied you on your journey. You may want to share stories, experiences, and photographs, cherishing the memories of the incredible adventure you've just completed. With some time remaining, you can also explore more of Kathmandu's cultural landmarks, perhaps visiting iconic sites you missed at the beginning of the journey. Savoring traditional Nepali cuisine or indulging in some souvenir shopping can also be enjoyable ways to spend your time in the city. As you wind down on your last day in Kathmandu, you'll reflect on the unforgettable experiences and personal growth you've gained during the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek. The journey has tested your endurance, resilience, and spirit of adventure, leaving you with a profound sense of accomplishment and a deeper connection to nature and the mountains. On the final day of your itinerary, you may depart from Kathmandu, carrying with you cherished memories, new friendships, and a heart filled with gratitude for the awe-inspiring beauty of the Everest region and the warmth of the Nepali people. The Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek is an extraordinary expedition that leaves a lasting impact on all who embark on it, and it will forever hold a special place in your heart as a testament to the power of nature and the human spirit.

 
Food
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trekking adventure.

Food
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel

Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trekking Include / Exclude

Cost Includes

  • 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

Cost Excludes

  • 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)

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

Trekking Info

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.

Nepal Visas information and 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  U 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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