Everest Base Camp to Kalapatthar Trek- 11 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-10
  • Max. Altitude 5545M.
  • Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November, December

Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek is one of the most famous trails in the world.  For many trekkers, it is a dream to visit this majestic place.  This trek leads us up to EBC, with an added bonus of Kalapatthar, which gives us incredible views. From EBC, we can see the infamous Khumbu Icefall, a necessary step in ascending to the summit Mt. Everest. We'll also see Khumbu Glacier, the world's highest glacier. The massive peaks that are situated in Khumbu Region are Lothse (8511m), Cho Oyu (8153m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and countless more. The Everest region contains the world’s highest mountain as well as an extra 200 peaks that are elevated than 6,000m. Everest Base Camp is well know for the gracious Sherpa people, who are exceptionally hospitable.  They practice Tibetan Buddhism, which is obvious upon visiting the area, as there are many monuments to that religion along the trail. These all things make the trek more interesting and exciting.

The places that Everest Base Camp to Kalapatthar Trek visits are: Kathmandu, Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Thengboche, Dingboche, Kalapatthar, Gorak Shep, Everest Base Camp, Lukla and Kathmandu. The total duration of the Everest Trek is 11 days and its maximum height is 5380m. The type of accommodation that it provides are either hotels or lodge. The means of transportation is by air or by land. In a same way the best seasons to trek Everest are September, October, November, February, March, April, May and June.

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After a 40 minute scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you will trek to Phakding. Everest Base Camp trip begins at Lukla and follow Phakding, which takes approximately 3 – 4 hours. Along the way you can have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m) and Kusum Kangaru (6367m). Overnight in Phakding (2652 m).

    Starting from a slight rise to Jorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other cultural and natural attractions. During the day, you will be passing through the Sherpa villages viewing magnificent forests. Rhododendron trees, magnolias and giant firs provide a stunning backdrop to this part of the walk. En route you will be rewarded with their first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8,848 m) and Nuptse (7879 m). (Weather permitting) a steep climb up the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) which will produce more spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

      Acclimatization is important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you should take a short day's hike to Thame, Khunde, Khumjung or up to the Everest View Hotel so that we can see a clear view of Mount Everest. You can even relax and explore the culture of Sherpa in Namche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

        From Phungithanga you find the trail climbing the forests where we might see the musk deer. Tengboche is situated on a saddle at 3870m, surrounded by  Rhododendrons. We are offered an incredible panorama view of Kwongde (6187m) Tawache (6542m) Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) and Thamserku (6608m) . We will then visit the Tengboche Buddhist Monastery which is considered as the largest in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay in Guesthouse.

          In the morning we'll have spectacular views of the mountains and the monastery in Tengboche. We will spend most of the morning in the Imjatse Khola through the birches, conifers and Rhododendrons. By following the river to the north, the path goes through several walls chortens and prayer flags around the small villages. On the way you can have the best view of Ama Dablam. After arriving in Dingboche, you can enjoy the beautiful array of fields surrounded by stone walls aiming to protect Barley, Buckwheat, Potatoes. The view of Island Peak is beautiful  from Dingboche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

            On the 9th day we will continue our trip through the Alpine region from Dingboche and concluding in Luboche. On the way to Lobuche, you have to cross the frozen river in Thukla glacier and climb up the hill to watch the magnificent views of the Cholatse, Lobuche, Nuptse and Pumori. Overnight in Guesthouse.

              In the first section of trek we will start from Lobuche following the narrow space between the moraine of the glacier and the wall, then cross the tributary mountain glaciers to reach the dry lake bed known as Gorakshep. You will stop for lunch at the Gorakshep, then walk to the base camp of Everest and explore the area  famous for the many climbing expeditions up to the Mount Everest. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the energy of the brave climbers  of this famous mountain. After exploring the Everest Base Camp, we will be trek back to Gorakshep. Overnight stay in Guesthouse.

                We will leave early tomorrow morning on the 11th day and the weather is also bright and clear most of the time which helps when climbing Kala Patthar.  Today is one of the highlights of the trip, You will be rewarded with viewing a 360 degrees panoramic view of Mount Everest and surrounding mountains. Being back to Gorak Shep, you will have breakfast which is followed by a gradual descent to Pheriche to rest for the night. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

                  On the 12th day we will trek back to Tengboche from Kalapatthar. In the first phase we will take our breakfast and will move for sightseeing. More or less, we will explore the surroundings so that we don't miss an important thing in this trek. Overnight stay in Guesthouse.

                    On the 14th day you trek back to Lukla (2840m), which is a beautiful and easy walk and in addition it provides the view to Kusum Kangaru, blue pine along with Rhododendron forest. This is the last day of the trek in a bustling city so enjoy dinner with the team members. Overnight stay at a guest house.

                      On the last day you will be thanking the porters, who were a crucial part of the trek. From Lukla, we will take 40 minutes flight back to Kathmandu. If the flight is on schedule, it is likely to be back at the hotel before noon and you can have a good shower and rest in the afternoon. We'll have a celebratory dinner in Kathmandu.

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                        Route Map
                        Everest Base Camp to Kalapatthar Trek- 11 Days Map
                        What's Included
                        • 10 nights and 11 days of food ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and accommodation during trek (local lodge)
                        • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu airfare
                        • English speaking local expert guide, 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
                        • 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
                        • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 50  (Details in Visa Page)
                        • International flight fare 
                        • Hotel Accommodation  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: SundayMay 05, 2024PricePriceUS$1140StatusStatusAvailable
                        Start DateStarts: MondayApr 29, 2024End DateEnds: ThursdayMay 09, 2024PricePriceUS$1140StatusStatusAvailable
                        Client Reviews
                        • Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Trek


                          “As an amateur trekker, I can't imagine going to EBC without Suman . Suman really made this journey so special and distinct. By comparison to all the guides I have seen in the EBC trek, he was definitely the best, and it is quite obvious when you interact with him. He was always helpful, never hesitating to satisfy your needs, and was not only a fantastic guide, but also a really good person. He was very informational, friendly, and cheerful. I can say that he is a model of what a guide should be or strive to be.

                          I'd recommend Suman to those doing the EBC trek or any other trek in Nepal, as his 10 years of experience as a guide and his personality will make any trek enjoyable even when it becomes cold and miserable from altitude sickness.”

                          Samuel Nam
                          Samuel NamGermany,Dec 05, 2018
                        • Great Experience


                          I had a great time on this trek! My guide was very knowledgeable and attentive. My porter took good care of me. The experience, hospitality and cultural insight offered by this trek are beyond incredible and wonderfully inspiring. Like anything, the trek has its tough moments, mostly the day over the pass, but the excitement of reaching the top surpasses the demanding nature of the trekking at that point. I will never forget this experience and it will stay close to me forever. Thanks to Adventure Himalayan Travels and treks for organizing such a special trek for me. I will highly recommend booking with them.

                          Jen Smith
                          Jen SmithGermany,Jul 17, 2018

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