Everest base camp with kalapathar trek is quite simply the classic trek in Nepal. High in the priority list of trekkers, the Everest Base Camp is one of the most visited regions in the Himalaya. Starting from Lukla, trek up the Dudh Koshi valley leads to the famous Namche Bazaar. The route has an abundance of tea houses. Phakding and Monjo are the popular stopovers on the first day and just beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsale check point. Permits are checked here. The Trail That Follows the Dudh Koshi River starts going uphill from the suspension bridge just a few minutes from Jorsale. It is good to halt here for a couple of days to acclimatize by walking in and around Namche as acclimatization cannot be done in a hurry. A visit to Syangboche or some Sherpa villages such as Thame, Khumjung and Khunde walk from Namche are good options for whiling away your time here. Leaving Namche Bazaar, the trail follows the valley of Imja Khola with spectacular views of Thamserku, Kangtega and Ama Dablam mountains, and dominating the skyline ahead are the giants, Lhotse and Everest. The most common night halt after Namche is at the top of a steep climb from the Imja Khola at Tengboche.
The Tengboche Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries, probably because of its unrivaled backdrop, Mt. Ama Dablam. Following the Imja Khola from Tengboche, the trail ascends through Pangboche until you reach Pheriche or Dingboche, where that day’s trek ends. Another day of acclimatization follows with a fascinating side trip to Chhukung is about a 3 hours from Dingboche. From Dingboche walk leads to Lobuche which sits on the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier, what follows is a roughly 3 hour hike from Lobuche to the last settlement on the trail known as Gorak Shep. The few tea houses at this place provide shelter for the night before one undertakes the final leg of the trek over the glacier to Everest Base Camp.
Above Gorak Shep can be seen the popular view point known as Kala Patthar, from where many a trekker has captured the image of the world’s highest mountain and gazed up in awe. The trek along the glacier to base camp can take up to five hours. This is treacherous ground and one must walk through this area cautiously, as finding a route through can be tricky and the risk of falling on the ice is great.
Outline Itinerary (Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.
Day 02 : Kathmandu to Lukla (2815m) fly – Duration: 35 minutes, and start trek to Phakding (2652m) walk – Duration: 3 hrs.
Day 03 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs.
Day 04 : Namche Bazaar to Tangboche (3800m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs.
Day 05 : Tangbche to Dingboche (4410m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs.
Day 06 : Dingoche to Lobuche (4930m) walk – Duration: 4 hrs.
Day 07 : Lobuche to Gorakshep (Everest Base Camp trek 5365m) walk – Duration: 5-6 hrs
Day 08 : Gorakshep to Kala Patar view (5545), and back to Pheriche (4270m) walk – Duration: 6-7 hrs.
Day 09 : Pheriche to Namche Bazar (3440m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs.
Day 10 : Namche Bazar to Lukla (2815m) walk – Duration: 7 hrs.
Day 11 : Fly back to Kathmandu within 35 minutes at Domestic airport and transfer to Hotel.
Day 12 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.
Itinerary can be make increase or decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this Everest Base Camp Kalapathar trek if you are interested for other activities like Sightseeing, Jungle Safari, Rafting, or more hiking in other region’s we can organize as yours desire.
Note: We would like to inform and assure you that we always follow the itinerary program but we might have to compel to change the itinerary due to bad weather, route condition and in any other unexpected situation compel in the field. We seek to request maximum flexibility for your safety while you are travelling in the Himalaya. There are also many other optional routes and programs which can be customized based on your interest. The cost will vary for the customized program. Please feel free to contact us for customized program.