Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Trek - 14 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-10
  • Max. Altitude 5545m
  • Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November

Highlights

  • A thrilling flight to the most adventurous airport in Nepal, Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla.
  • Get to delve into the enriching customary life of the Sherpa people and their traditions in Namche Bazaar and other traditional Himalayan Villages.
  • Admire the majestic Khumbu glaciers and icefalls.
  • Traverse Nepal's legendary, well-trodden Everest region, making your way through the Sagarmatha National Park, one of the natural paradises of the country.
  • Breathe in the serene and spiritual air at Tengoche Monastery.
  • Get to embrace the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest, as close as possible to its base camp at an elevation of 5,364m.
  • Reach the highest altitude of 5,644 m at Kala Patthar, granting the best lookout of the entire Khumbu/Everest region and many more.

The Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Trek is the world-famous epic Himalayan journey that reaches the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest (8,848m). This adventurous rambling to the Everest region, otherwise also called the Khumbu Valley, is one such iconic venturing, tracing the footprints of the legends one can never get enough boasting about on making atop or just even in the lap of the tallest peak, Mt. Everest or the Sagarmatha.

Located in the mountainous realm of northeastern Nepal, the Everest region is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna watched over by some of the greatest grandeur nationally and internationally, such as Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho Oyu, including Mt. Everest (8,848 m) or Chomolungma in Tibet, after which the whole land is named after, serving as the haven for every mountaineer, trekker, and adventurer looking forward to unwinding themselves in the pristine ambiance of the Nepalese Himalayas that you won’t be able to help yourself fall in love completely during any sort of journey to the Everest Base Camp and equally adventurous Kala Patthar.

Further, the trekking route to explore the base camp of Everest and a side trek to Kala Patthar goes through one of the protected areas of Nepal called the Sagarmatha National Park, whose lower levels are dominated by silver, fir, birch, rhododendron, and juniper forests at 4,500 m, conserving some of the extremely elusive mammals such as the Himalayan tahr, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, red panda, and others in the alpine high Himalayas, crafting a visually stunning and diverse landscape, hence often the odyssey to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar is referred to as the natural excursion to appreciate the mother nature and its mindblowing creations.

In addition, as a tea house trekking experience, during the journey to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, you will be spending nights at the various mountain lodges opened by the natives of the Himalayas, passing by some of the top-notch cultural landmarks as well, such as Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, and many others, reaching the highest altitude at Kala Patthar, providing a one-of-a-kind sight at the valley below and mountains perched above.

Hence, the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Trek is an adventurous bucket list destination that has been the dreamland of every thrill lover across the world seeking amazing trekking trails, a unique cultural voyage, rich natural biodiversity, and the true sense of achievement of making it to the base camp of the world’s tallest peak, Mt. Everest, where each step leaves you in awe, corned by the mythical Himalayas of Nepal.

What to expect during the trek to the Everest Base Camp and side trip to Kala Patthar?

Undoubtedly trekking to the foothills of the top of the earth, Everest Base Camp, and Kala Patthar is rather a a physically and mentally demanding worthwhile adventure than a luxury holiday tour or travel, promising scenically abundant landscapes, awe-inspiring mountain views, and the ultimate opportunity to immerse yourself in the Himalayan culture, specifically that of a simpler but fulfilling culture of the Sherpa communities celebrated for their extraordinary coping ability to the arduous low oxygen level of the high Himalayas.

To conclude the combined trip to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar blends the excitement of adventure with the splendor of nature, cultural feasts, spiritual enlightenment, and a deep sense of accomplishment, making it a unique rambling that captures the hearts of explorers around the globe with:

The sensational flight to Lukla

Although there is an option of taking an overland trip to enter the Everest region, flying to the main gateway of the region, Lukla, is most convenient considering the duration, distance, time constraints, and potential landslides on the way.

Renowned for its short and sloppy runway, the airport Lukla, locally known as the Tenzing Hillary Airport, at an elevation of 527 m (1,729 ft), despite its reputation as one of the most challenging airports in the world, flying into it does ensure you breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayan landscapes featuring snow-covered peaks, deep valleys, rugged terrains, glaciers, cascading waterfalls, verdant hills, and others, providing a memorable introduction to the Khumbu region of Nepal.

Hence, the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa is an experience in itself, unlike some of the flyovers you have ever indulged yourself in to land amidst the steep terrain and high mountains, including the Himalayas, adding much to the picturesque and adventurous setting during the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Trek.

The iconic vistas of Mt. Everest

As the highest mountain giant in the world, Mt. Everest dominates the skyline throughout the trek to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, visible as soon as you hit the starting point, accompanied by some other prominent peaks in the region, including Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft), Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft), Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft), Thamserku, and others striking trekkers and mountaineers with its rugged ridges and icy slopes.

These peaks are visible from various vantage points along the trekking trail leading to the base camp of Everest, especially from the Hotel Everest View, the base camp itself, and the highly elevated viewpoint of Kala Patthar after making way past several steep ascents and descents. These all come together to form an incredible backdrop at every turn you take in the corner of the Himalayas, making the voyage to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar a surreal holiday destination that at least once must be traversed.

The outstanding Himalayan panorama from Kala Patthar

Located above the pastureland of Gorak Shep, Kala Patthar is one of the major highlights of the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Trek, offering one of the best views of the Everest range dominating the entire horizon and the Khumbu Glacier to ascend early in the morning to witness the changing colors of the sky while the first ray of sun meets Everest peak and paints the surroundings with hues of pink, orange, and golden against the contrasting backdrop of the dark sky.

Moreover, Kala Patthar provides trekkers with an insider closet and dramatic view of Mt. Everest without actually having to climb the summit at an altitude of approximately 5,643m/18,514ft to capture in your camera lens, along with the constantly evolving light and weather conditions with drifting in and out clouds and unparalleled views of Lhotse, Nuptse, and Pumori on ascending steeply from Gorak Shep at high altitude, ensuring a sense of accomplishment upon reaching the ridge named Kalo Dhunga, or black stone in English, apparently due to the visibly black appearance of the stone that you will clamber during your mingled trek to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar.

Visit to the spiritual hubs of the Everest Region, Tengboche, Pangboche, and Dingboche

On the trekking route to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar lie three of the noteworthy historical, cultural, and religious monuments called Tengboche, Pangboche, and Dingboche, named after the associated monasteries encompassed, where Tengboche stands out as the largest Buddhist gompa of the region, Pangboche as the most ancient one, and Dingboche as the Sherpa village, providing unique engrossing enlightenment on the region's harmonious life sharing root with nature and its grandeur.

All of these three: Tengboche, Pangboche, and Dingboche exude a tactile and spiritual atmosphere, usually housing religious artifacts dating centuries back, including Thanka, statues of Buddhist deities, sacred scriptures, Mani walls, and Chhortens inscribed with prayers and mantra stones generally adorned with vibrant prayer flags fluttering in the crispy breeze with profound serene energy flowing, setting the perfect destination to mediate, self-reflect, learn, and appreciate the simpler yet warming mountainous life of Sherpa and other Himalayan locals in the remote realm untouched by rapid urbanization to relish to the fullest as you make to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar.

The Everest Base Camp and acute mountain sickness

Situated at an altitude of approximately 5,364m/17,598ft on the Khumbu Glacier near the foot of Mt. Everest’s southern face, the Everest Base Camp (EBC) is the primary campsite used by climbers before summiting Mt. Everest as a starting point embodying the spirit of raw Himalayan exploration, perseverance, and teamwork for mountaineers, clambering which gives trekkers an equivalent satisfaction of being atop the highest peak in the world while seeing some of the symptoms of acute mountain sickness (AMS) or altitude sickness is normal that can be prevented on adequately acclimatizing, hydrated, physically and mentally prepared for this amazingly adventurous expedition to the Nepalese Himalayas.

As you ascend gradually, venturing deep into one of the UNESCO world’s heritage sites, the Sagarmatha National Park, without a doubt, there will be some humbling trek sections as you move closer and closer to the Everest Base Camp (EBC) and Kala Patthar, including some rugged terrain, steep uphill and downhill, and sudden weather change testing your physical stamina, mental resilience, and determination constantly devoid of everyday modern amenities. Here is where it is crucial to note that these are what make the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Voyage the most memorable journey that comes once in a lifetime.

14 Days Itinerary for joint trekking to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar

According to your 14-day itinerary for the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Trek, your journey starts with a spectacular 25–45 minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where Lukla serves as the starting and ending point of your overall voyage. From Lukla, you will take an ascending hike to the local tea house of Phakding, marking the official marking in the Khumbu region of Nepal to enter the Sagarmatha National Park Area the very next day making it to the hustling and bustling Sherpa town of the region, Namche.

Elevated at an altitude of 3,440m at Namche, it is crucial to let your body acclimate well to the mountainous surroundings for a better highland experience; hence, you will use the fourth day to completely engage yourself in the Namche exploration and profound resting and head for Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche simultaneously. In between this 14-day itinerary for trekking, the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar have allocated another day to let your body absorb thoroughly at Dingboche after Namche.

Nonetheless, in around a week, you would make a steep ascent to the Base Camp of Everest, making your way through the verdant valleys of Gorak Shep to again ascend steeply to the highest altitude of the entire Everest Base Camp expedition, Kala Patthar, the following day to watch the magical glow on the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest (8,848 m), and others, providing an all-round 360-degree insight into the whole region, and return to Pheriche for the night.

From Pheriche, you will directly descend to Namche to retrace the route back to Kathmandu, passing by Pangboche and Tengboche to catch an early morning flight from Lukla the next day, which denotes the end of the 14-day package to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar with Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks, where our airport representative will transport you to the Tribhuvan International Airport on your last day in the country of hills and mountains, Nepal, wishing you a safe flight.

This specific route to go for an adventurous expedition to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar provides balanced trekking, acclimatization, cultural, and natural experiences without having to rush your pace, minimizing the risk of altitude sickness, which is still flexible with the itinerary customization, the 14-day itinerary and route to venture to the Everest Base Camp combined to Kala Patthar is considered to be the best one.

Group Discounted Cost for the trek to The Everest Base Camp (EBC) and Kala Patthar

Although USD 1575 is the standard package cost for the 14-day itinerary to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar carefully crafted by Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks, the overall cost to go for this adventurous journey can drop significantly to only USD 1275 per person a group trip consisting of 7–10 pax.

Hence, it can be concluded that the Everest Base Camp expedition combined with the side exploration to Kala Patthar cost can range anywhere from USD 1275 to USD 1575 per person depending upon the group size, which again can experience variation in adding or subtracting the trek days along with the level of services on food and accommodation, whether you have chosen to hire guides and porters or not.

Here is a brief overview of how much the epic cultural and natural voyage to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar can cost you, which normally covers the expenses of major trekking logistics, including meals, accommodation, domestic flight tickets, permits, guides, and porter fees, along with the necessary insurance, gear, and equipment.

  • USD 1,575 for 1 pax
  • USD 1,375 for 2-3 pax
  • USD 1,325 for 4-6 pax
  • USD 1,275 for 7-10 pax
Itinerary
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Upon your arrival at the terminal gate of the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the Adventure Himalayan personnel greet you warmly and take you to the hotel. Following refreshments, your mountain guide or tour leader will give you a brief overview of your trip.

It is important to get your doubts cleared by this time and later on speed up the night in the three-star hotel.

  • AccommodationThree-Star-Hotel
  • Max. Altitude1,400m

Early in the morning, you will board a scenic 25–40 minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to officially begin the trek to reach Phakding in about three to four hours, viewing some of the iconic mountains such as Kusum Kangaru (6,367m), Mt. Nupla (5,885m), and others until you arrive at the destination of the day, Phakding.

  • AccommodationLocal-Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,652m

From Phakding, a gentle ascent leads you to Jorsalle, passing through lovely waterfalls, verdant forests, and several other natural and cultural landmarks, all leading you to the Sherpa capital of Nepal, Namche Bazaar rewarding you with the first-ever sight of Kusum Kangru (6,369m), Thamserku (6,608m), Everest (8,848m), and Nuptse (7,879m).

The walk will be pleasing as you ascend gradually through beautiful woodlands of large firs, magnolias, and rhododendron trees, experiencing a slightly strenuous ascent to the charming settlement of Namche Bazaar in one of the local tea houses or guest houses.

  • AccommodationTea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,440 m

Before proceeding to a higher elevation in the Himalayan region, it is important to acclimate well, for which you will have multiple choices: taking a side trip to Thame, Khunde, or Khumjung; hiking up to the Everest View Hotel to catch the most stunning panorama of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest (8,848m); or simply strolling around the Namche to admire the everyday life of Sherpa, famed for their extraordinary coping with the mountainous terrain.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,440 m

The trekking route of the day ascends from Phungithana amidst the lush woods, where you may get to spot musk deer, before making a final ascent to the ancient Buddhist monastery Tengboche, encircled by the lovely rhododendrons and majetic peaks of Kwongde (6,187m), Tawache (6,542m), Everest (8,848m), Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. Later on, call it a day at the local guest house.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,860 m

It will be incredible to wake up with the gorgeous sight of the snow-capped peaks all around, take a sip of organic tea and breakfast, and continue the hike from Tengoboche to Dingboche along the birches, conifers, and rhododendrons following the bank of Imjatse Khola.

The prayer flags, Mani walls, and Chhortens on the way mark the arrival at Dingboche with the greatest view of Ama Dablam and scenically rich terraced fields usually farmed with typical crops such as potatoes, barley, and buckwheat, watching breathtaking vistas of Island Peak from Dingboche in the evening.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,360m

It is your second acclimatization day as you climb to Nangkartshang, offering excellent surrounding views in the north of the Everest range. Alternatively, you may hike an incredible trek down the Imja Khola to Chhukung to see Makalu (8463 m), which may take four to five hours to return to Dingboche for the night.

  • AccommodationComfortable-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,360m

The journey of the day resumes across the alpine area, leaving Dingboche behind to arrive at Lobuche across the Thukla glacier’s ascending slope that has a jaw-dropping lookout at some of the most stunning peaks like Cholatse, Lobuche, Nuptse, and Pumori.

  • AccommodationTea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,940m

The major trek day is here when you will make it to the adventurous base camp of Mt. Everest, passing by the dry lake bed of Gorakshep and traversing along the tributary mountain glaciers, moraine, and walls.

On the way, you might encounter mountaineers looking forward to summiting the peak itself, relishing the one-of-a-kind sight, especially from the base camp. Nonetheless, following the exploration, you will return to Gorakshep on foot for the night in a guesthouse.

  • AccommodationTea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,364m

The tenth trek day begins early to catch the sunrise from one of the top-notch viewpoints of the Khumbu region, Kala Patthar providing 360 panoramic views of Mt. Everest and others when the weather is generally favorable for climbing in the morning.

On spending adequate time you will be descending to Gorak Shep for breakfast and make your way down to Pheriche maintaining the way to rest for the night at one of the local guest houses or tea house.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House-At-Pheriche
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,545m

The route of the day is considerably longer than other days, strolling beside the alluring mountainside covered with junipers and rhododendrons, making the entire trail more vibrant during the spring as you descend to Phunki Thanga before Pangboche Village and Tengboche monastery.

En route, you are likely to come across some rare Himalayan species of fauna, such as snow leopards, mountain goats, and colorful pheasants, until you reach the guest house of Namche to spend the night.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,985 m

Today, the trail dips sharply before crossing the Dudh Koshi River via the suspension bridge, from where the route flattens, passing through the woods of pine, rhododendrons, and a distant glimpse of snow-capped peaks.

After having lunch at Phakding, the trek continues to Lukla to spend the memorable last night with the trekking crew in the Khumbu region at a locally furnished teahouse.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-LUnch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,440 m

The time has come when you will appreciate the hardworking porters who eased your journey to the Everest Base Camp before taking a flight back to Kathmandu, usually in the morning, to avoid the afternoon weather wrath.

By midday, you would have already made it to your hotel in Kathmandu. Stroll around the lively city of Thamel, get some souvenirs, and enjoy the celebration meal hosted by Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks.

  • AccommodationThree-Star-Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast-farewell Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,850 m

We will transport you to the airport.  Thanks for trekking with Adventure Himalayan travels.  We look forward to seeing you again!

  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude1,400m

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What's Included
Includes
  • 11 nights and 12 days of food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and accommodation during trek (local lodge)
  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu airfare
  • English speaking local expert guide and porters( porter carry maximum 20 k.g and one porter between two person)
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees
  • Pasang lamu entrance fee 
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
  • Two nights’ accommodation at three star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast
  • Airport transfers and escort
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Adventure Travels Duffle/Kit Bag.
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
  • Equipment (sleeping bag, first aid kit, oximeter etc.)
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Trekking achievement certificate
  • Adventure Himalayan Tshirt
Excludes
  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 50  (Details in Visa Page)
  • International flight fare  
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
  • Extra accomodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking. 
Dates and Prices
Date PriceAvailability 
Start DateStarts: ThursdayApr 25, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayMay 08, 2024PricePriceUS$1375StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: MondayApr 29, 2024End DateEnds: SundayMay 12, 2024PricePriceUS$1375StatusStatusAvailable
Useful Info

What are the conditions of food, accommodation, drinking water, and charging devices on the way to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar?

Accommodation along the trekking route to the Everest Base Camp is typical mountain lodges called tea houses that also offer meals, charging facilities, and boiled water beside the simply furnished rooms with twin beds and bedding including blankets and pillows.

Usually, buying one of the combined hiking packages to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar covers the expenses of food and accommodation, while refilling boiled water and charging electronic devices can be complementary or additionally priced. Bottled drinking water is also available; it is more convenient and environmentally friendly to bring your thermos water bottle and refill at various stopovers.

Although the options on the food menu and accommodation can get limited when reaching a significant altitude, they are normally filling and comfortable enough to keep you fit for any sort of high Himalayan expedition, such as the thrilling hike to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar.

How much does it cost for permits for a joint trip to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar?

For the adventurous expedition to the base camp of the tallest mountain on earth, Mt. Everest (8,848 m), you will be requiring two essential permits, which are the Sagarmatha National Park entry and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality replacing the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card.

The cost of these permits can vary from trekkers to trekkers based on nationality, where usually tourists all over the world are charged USD 30 for the Sagarmatha National Park entry card while travelers from SAARC nations pay only NPR 1,500 per person, which remains NPR 2,000 for Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality throughout the year applicable to all visitors.

Which are the best seasons of the year to traverse the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar?

Both spring and autumn are remarkable seasons to venture to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, noted for its stable weather conditions, favorable temperature, excellent visibility, and fantastic trail conditions, usually accompanied by a full bloom of wildflowers during the spring. In contrast, autumn coincides with some of the biggest Nepalese celebrations such as Dashain and Tihar.

In addition, even though the summer, monsoon, and winter are considered off-season to embark on the highland leading to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, these seasons do offer a unique hidden gem of the region that can be relished to the fullest when appropriately geared, packed, and equipped, making the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar an ideal trekking destination throughout the year, including some of the other infamous journeys to the Himalayas such as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Voyage, and the less trodden Manslu Circuit Odyssey, etc.

How hard is the trek to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar?

The voyage to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar is regarded as a moderately challenging mountainous expedition demanding reasonable physical fitness, whether you have acquired experience in trekking, climbing, or hiking, while it does enhance the overall journey for sure.

The highest altitude you will be at during your trek to the Everest Base is interestingly at the infamous vantage point of the Khumbu Trekking region of Nepal, Kala Patthar, elevated at 5,644m above sea level, making a path through several steep ascents, descents, and rugged terrain, which are incredibly rewarding as well as offering the otherworldly stunning Himalayas, unique cultural immersion, and sense of accomplishment upon conquering the base camp and the scenic viewpoint.

What to pack for the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Odyssey?

Often, you must have heard that wise packing is the key to most successful embarking on the higher Himalayas, which implies the same for an exceptionally adventurous journey to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, where packing light and prioritizing essential items is advised so you make the fullest that you can observe a slight addition in gear and equipment based on the time you are hopping for the trail.

Nonetheless, here is a comprehensive must-add to your backpack list regardless of the season you are traversing the Base Camp of Mt. Everest. For specific insight into packing gear and equipment, contact us now:

For Head

  • Beanie, sun hat, or scarf
  • Winter, insulated, or wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with some spare batteries

For Face

  • Sunscreen and sunglasses for protection from harmful UV rays
  • Body/face wipes

For Hands

  • Lightweight grip gloves
  • Pair of warm winter gloves

For Body

  • Hiking and long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain and fleece jacket
  • Quicky drying cotton pants and wool T-shirt
  • A couple of pairs of polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket
  • Waterproof pants and jackets

Footwear

  • Nicely fitting light weighed trekking boots
  • A few pairs of thick wool socks

Essential gear

  • Daypack or Backpack depending upon how much you are carrying based on whether you are hiring a porter or not
  • Thermal bottle to refill when needed
  • Water purification
  • Quality Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag for better sleep in high altitude

Toiletries

  • Medium-size drying towel
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste

Extra items

  • Some extra Nepalese Currency
  • Watch and cell phone
  • Camera
  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport-size photos and photocopies of passport

 

Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Trek - 14 Days FAQs
  • We have joining group departure every Monday and thursday in peak seasons. If one of these does not fit your schedule, we can arrange an individual trek for you, whether you are traveling alone or with a few friends.

  • As long as you are in good physical shape, you do not require any hiking experience for short treks. If you are planning a trek longer than a week, you should work out or do long day hikes at home.

  • Following are the general idea of the personal items to be brought by a trekker to trek in Nepal. The personal items, in fact, are of individual interest, choice & the luxury. Besides, the most important fact he/she must consider is the time of the year, trekking days, region & altitude.

    Foot wears:

    • Hiking boots with some ankle support
    • Training type shoes
    • Flip - flop or slippers for use around the camp.

    Clothes:

    • Cotton shirts, T- shorts, jeans, etc. for day use.
    • Socks and underwear - 4/5 that can be easily washed and dried on daily basis.
    • Trekking suits, light sweater, a wind proof jacket or lightly padded jacket, down jacket
    • Umbrella, sun hat, waterproof gear
  • Teahouse Trekking is extremely standard even if it is local run guesthouse. Teahouse trek is very popular in the well - developed tourist regions including Annapurna, Everest and Langtang - Helambu regions where western, continental meals, Nepalese meal (Dalbhat), and good accommodation with attached bathroom with hot and cold shower are available in most of the places. This type of trekking offers you good food, good accommodation in the available teahouses & lodges. Camping trek is best called as Fully Organized Supported Trek. As exploratory or mountaineering expeditions, camping Trek is also organized in the same style. Camping trek includes a team of guide, cook, sherpa, & porters to give you accompany. Our porters carry all trekking gears, food, fuel, & personal belongings, & our cooks & assistant prepares hot meals & carry out, supervises the whole operations. Trekkers should carry only small bag or what they might need during the day. At night, they are provided dining tents, sleeping tents, & toilet tents, mattress, down sleeping bags as well.

  • The government of Nepal no longer requires a trekking permit for Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and some other regions. However, conservation permit or National park permits are required for these regions. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal, where trekking permits are required.

  • For the general trekking areas such as the Everest, the Annapurna, the Langtang & Rara, trekking permit is not required. But the following places should be obtained trekking permit:

    • Lower Dolpo and Kanchenjunga - Equivalent to US$ 10 per person per week for the first four weeks and US$ 20 per week thereafter.
    • Manaslu - US$ 90 per person per week for trekking during Sept- Nov and US$ 75 per week during December- August.
    • Humla- US$ 90 per person for the first seven days and US$ 15 per day thereafter.
    • Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo - US$ 700 per person of the first ten days and US$ 70 per person per day thereafter.
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  • Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar Trek-14 Days

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    This two-week Mount Everest Bascamp, roundtrip from a Lukla Airport, over its 100+ miles long and there mile elevation, gave me a great sense of accomplishment. My personal guide Mann was very patient with this senior hikers slow pace. His assistance on the two days we were climbing in the rain and dark until 9:30 PM was a Godscend. He held on to me as we trod in the pouring rain over steep, rocky terrain lit by the flashlight on his cellphone. The guesthouses and meals in those facilities provided a comfortable, clean respite between the segments of the trek.

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    Dennis RagerUnited States,Aug 11, 2023
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