EVEREST BASE CAMP & KALA PATTHAR

This moderate trek to Kalapattar and Everest Base Camp is specially designed for those who dream to see Everest from close in a relatively short time.

Through a 45 mn spectacular mountain flight, we reach Khumbu region at Lukla, where we slowly start our trek. We will reach Namche Bazar, a rich trading village between Tibet and the Sherpa country, located at an altitude of 3440 m and considered as the capital of the Sherpas region.After a day rest in Namshe for acclimatization, we enter the Khumbu valley with its incredible giant peaks, Below the track winds through barley fields and small dry stone villages, stupas and monasteries. to the mountains more than 8000 m  : Everest (8848 m), Makalu (8475 m), Lhotse (8383 m), Pumori (7145 m), Nuptse (7879 m) or Ama-Dablam (6856 m) ...

HIGHLIGHTS

- A moderate trekking to approach the Himalayan giant peaks
- Beautiful Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries: Namche Bazar, Khumjung, Thengboche
- Climbing Kalapatar (5643 m)and reaching Everest Base Camp in just 2 weeks
- The impressive mountain flight between Kathmandu and Lukla
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Itinerary

  • Level of Trek: Difficult
  • Best Period: March - April & October - November
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Number of walking days: 11
  • Highest Altitude: 5545 Meters
  • Flights: kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge during trek

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Day

Arrival in Kathmandu, welcome and transfer to the hotel.

- Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu on BB

Early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla with a panoramic view of the eastern Himalayas; Langtang, Gauri Shanker, Numbur, Manglungtse, and finally Everest appear during this 45min flight. In Lukla (2 700m), the Sherpas are waiting for us with the equipment.
The trek begins with a short descent to the Dudh-Koshi Valley.
From the village of Chaunrikarka (2 621m), the path heads north through the Sherpas villages where wheat, potatoes, corn and vegetables are grown. We cross the Dudh-Koshi on a suspended wooden bridge.

- Elevation positive 50m
- Elevation negative: 250m
- Walking hours : 3h
- Accommodation : Lodge

This day begins with a walk along the Dudh-Kosi. The path climbs gently. Several times we cross the river. After Jorsale (2 805m) starts a steep climb to Namche-Bazar. Half an hour later, we can see Everest. We arrive in Namche early enough to discover this famous Sherpa village and its inhabitants. Some Tibetan shops and traders sell jewelry and handicraft from Tibet. Every week an important market in Namche bring farmers from the surrounding area to sell wheat, corn, millet, etc.

- Elevation positive 900m
- Elevation negative: 50m
- Walking hours : 5h
- Accommodation : Lodge
Acclimatization and rest day in Namche (3 440m).
- Accommodation : Lodge

Above Namche Bazar, a gently sloping path on the mountainside towards Mong Pass, overlooking Ama-Dablan and Kantega, two of Nepal's most spectacular peaks. We then descend to Phortse-Tenga at 3600 m along the Milky River (Dudh-koshi) and reach Phortse village (3 800m). A perfect walk for acclimatization to altitude.

- Elevation positive 760m
- Elevation negative: 300m
- Duration : Walking hours : 5h 
- Accommodation : Lodge

Slow and steady climb up the Khumbu Valley to Pangboche dominated by the Ama-Dablam. For 1:30h, we follow the Inija khola river through Shomare, and then the LobucheKhola to Pheriche.

- Elevation positive 560m
- Elevation negative: 100m
- Walking hours :  5 to 6h
- Accommodation : Lodge

Easy walk for 1 hour, then the trail climbs gently to Thokla (4 620m), and forwards to the Thokla Pass (4 830m), where many chortens (stupas) carry the in memory of the deceased on Everest expeditions. The path is rocky until Lobuche.

- Elevation positive 640m
- Walking hours : 4 to 5h
- Accommodation : Lodge

Following the Khumbu glacier; the climb is relatively easy until Gorakshep. Rest in a lodge and in the afternoon, optional excursion to Everest Base Camp and return to Gorakshep.

- Elevation positive 230m (+250m if EBC)
- Elevation negative: 50m (-250m if EBC)
- Altitude difference: 230m (+250m if EBC)
- Walking hours : 2:30h (+ 4h if EBC excursion)
- Accommodation : Lodge

Departure early morning to Kalapthar (5 545m) to enjoy the view. We are in the heart of a huge amphitheater surrounded by the highest and most prestigious summits of the world in the mineral universe of the high mountains. Back to Dingboche.

- Elevation positive 460m
- Elevation negative: 1 250m
- Walking hours : 8h
- Accommodation : Lodge

To Pangboche, one of the oldest gompas of Nepal. Crossing forests and villages on the way to Tengboche, the spiritual heart of Khumbu. Visit the famous monastery in this magnificent site dominated by the Ama-Dablam.

- Elevation positive 150m
- Elevation negative: 640m
- Walking hours : 5h
- Accommodation : Lodge

Long walk to the Milky River and up to Sanasa before lunch in Namche and afternoon walk downwards to Monjo village and overnight at Lodge.

- Elevation positive 450m
- Elevation negative: 1400m
- Walking hours : 6h
- Accommodation : Lodge

We walk through Gumila Forest to Lukla. Rest in Lukla.

- Elevation positive 250m
- Elevation negative: 250m
- Walking hours : 4h
- Accommodation : Lodge

In the morning, fly to Kathmandu. On a clear day, the view is superb on the Himalayan range.
Transfer to the hotel.

- Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu on BB

 

Sightseeing day in Kathmandu.

- Accommodation: same hotel on BB

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What's included

- All the transfers by private vehicle according to itinery
- 3 nights at hotel Holy Himalaya or simalar in Kathmandu on BB basis
- trek in the Lodges on full board basis
- English speaking Guide
- 1 full day Sightseeing in kathmandu with cultural guide and private vehicle
- Trekking Staffs : 1 Assistant Sherpa from 4 Pax and 1 Porter for 2 Pax
- During trek maximum carry 13 kg/person
- Trekking Permits for Sagarmatha National Parc & Khumbu Village Community Tax
- Insurance of the staffs

What's not included

- Domestic flights indicated on suppliments
- Lunch & Dinner at Kathmandu except Bteakfast
- During trek maximum carry 13kg/person
- Cargo charge for domestic flight if luggage weight is more than 15Kg (Hand Carry + Luggage)
- Entrance Fees in Kathmandu valley
- Visa Nepal at airport (25$ + Photos)
- International flights.
- Inlsurance detail its compulsory
- Tips, personal expenses, drinks, sleeping bag, hot showers, battery recharge during trek...

Suppliments

- single room  : $. 80
- Flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu : $. 360
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