Everest Base Camp (EBC) Kalapathar Trek

Highlights

  • Spectacular views from Everest base camp of the world's highest peak {Mt. Everest} Amadablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Thamserku, Lhotse, and Khumbu icefall.
  • Beautiful pine & rhododendron forest adding beauty to trails
  • Khumbu ice fall and Khumbu glacier
  • Amazing experience witnessing the culture of Sherpa people
  • Lifetime adventurous hiking experiences towards Mount Everest.

Overview

The 12-day trekking adventure in Nepal offers a moderate challenge level, accommodating groups of 1-16 people, with hotel and guest house accommodations, and a maximum altitude of 5,545m/18,192ft. The best seasons for this trek are March to May and September to December, featuring meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and 4 to 5 hours of walking each day. Transportation includes private vehicles and flights, making it an exciting and varied journey.

The Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal is an adventurous and challenging journey leading you to the base of the world's highest peak, Mt. Everest. Along the way, you'll witness breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho Oyu. This trek is not only about the stunning landscapes but also a chance to explore the rich culture of the Sherpa people.

The best times for this trek are from February to May (pre-monsoon) or October to November (post-monsoon). The weather is pleasant during these periods, offering clear views of the snow-capped mountains. The post-monsoon season is colder but more comfortable, providing excellent opportunities for hiking to Gokyo Lakes.

The 14-day trek includes visits to Namche Bazar, Tengboche Monastery, and the Khumbu Glacier. You'll also have a chance to explore Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The trip covers accommodation, meals, transportation (including a domestic flight), guides, and necessary equipment.

If you're seeking an unforgettable adventure with panoramic landscapes and Sherpa hospitality, the Everest Base Camp trek awaits you.

  • Day 1 - Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding - (2,652m) 3/4 hrs walk

    We catch an early morning flight to Lukla, which lasts about 30 minutes. Once we land at Lukla airport, we start a trek to Phakding. The trek covers a distance of 6.2 kilometers (3.85 miles) and takes approximately 3 hours. During the day, we'll be provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At night, we'll stay in a lodge room with a bathroom attached.

  • Day 2 - Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft) [6 hrs walk]

    We'll walk from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. It's a distance of 7.4 kilometers, and it will take us about 6 hours. Along the way, we'll have breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided. At night, we'll stay in a lodge room that has its own bathroom.

  • Day 3 - Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar - (3440m)

    We'll begin with a challenging one-hour uphill trek to Syangboche at 3790m. From there, we'll gradually make our way up to Khunde. After that, we'll head east to Khumjung, situated at the base of the sacred peak Khumbila. After a lunch break in Khumjung, we'll slowly climb to Everest View Hotel to take in breathtaking mountain views. Finally, we'll descend towards Namche at 3540m.

    Meals are provided (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner), and we'll be staying overnight in a lodge.

  • Day 4 - Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche - (3,860m) 5 hrs walk

    After breakfast today, we'll begin our trek from Namche to Tengboche. Meals like breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included, and we'll be staying overnight at a lodge.

  • Day 5 - Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche - (4,410m) 5 hrs walk

    Today, we're going to walk downhill through a forest, cross the Imja Khola river, and then go uphill to reach the village of Pangboche. In Pangboche, you'll get amazing views of Mt. Ama Dablam [6,856 m]. You'll see a monastery, stone walls with Buddhist inscriptions, and some scattered pine trees in front of the mountain. After that, we'll walk for about two more hours to get to Pheriche, where we'll spend the night.
    MEALS Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Accommodation: Overnight at Pheriche.

  • Day 6 - A day to rest and chill out - (4,410m)

    Today, we're taking a break in Pheriche. We'll check out the Tshola Tsho lake and admire the tall cliffs of Cholatse and Tawache. We can also climb up a ridge to see Dingboche from above and enjoy the view of the Imja Valley and the impressive south face of Mt. Lhotse.

    Meals are provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    We'll be staying overnight in Pheriche.

  • Day 7 - Trek to Lobuche - (4,910m) 5 hrs walk

    After we eat breakfast in the morning, we'll begin our trek to Lobuche. It will take us around 5 hours to reach our destination. Meals for the day, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, are included. We'll be staying overnight at a lodge.

  • Day 8 - Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep for the night - (5400m) 8 hrs walk

    We're going on a 2-hour hike up to Gorakshep. The first part is easy, but after an hour, it gets a bit challenging. After climbing about 150m, it gets easier again. Soon, we'll reach the moraine and finally, Gorakshep at 5160m, the world's highest settlement. After lunch, we'll head to Everest Base Camp, walking on the side ridge of the Khumbu glacier for about 1.5 hours. Then, we'll cross the glacier into the Everest Base Camp area, reaching an altitude of 5360m. We can chat with other climbers, enjoy views of the Khumbu glacier and Icefall, and see the challenging crevasses on the climbing route. After celebrating our achievements and taking photos, we'll return to Gorakshep. The entire day will take about 6-7 hours. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Accommodation: Overnight at a Lodge.

  • Day 9 - Trek to Pheriche. via Kala Patthar - (4210m) 7 hrs walk

    We'll begin our hike to Kalapathar early in the morning. We'll enjoy the beautiful sunrise over the stunning Himalayan mountains, savoring a unique view and experience. Afterward, we'll head back to Pheriche.

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    Accommodation: We'll stay overnight at a lodge.

  • Day 10 - Trek back to Namche - (3440m) 6 hrs walk

    We're going back to Namche from Pheriche, which takes about 6 hours. Tonight, we'll stay at a lodge in Namche, and our meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are all included. We plan to relax, have some beers, and enjoy some comfort today in Namche.

  • Day 11 - Trek to Lukla - (2800m) 7 hrs walk

    Today is our final day in these beautiful mountains. We're heading back towards Lukla via the Dudh Koshi River, and the journey takes about 7 hours from Namche.

    MEALS Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Accommodation: We'll stay overnight in Lukla.

  • Day 12 - Flight back to Kathmandu. Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

    Today, we're flying back from Lukla to Kathmandu. Once we get to Kathmandu, you have the entire day free. We'll take you to the hotel, and you can choose to either relax or check out the local markets.

    Since it's your last day in Kathmandu, we've arranged a special Farewell Dinner for you. You'll get to enjoy Nepali cuisine and cultural dance.

    Meals provided today: Breakfast and Dinner

    Where you'll stay: Overnight at the hotel.

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Domestic flights (wherever stated on the itinerary)
  • All accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara and wherever stated
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Trek leader, assistant trek leader) Sherpa porters including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, sleeping bags, Trekking kit bag/duffel bag, trekking map and trekking Poles
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit or entrance fees etc)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fee and airport departure tax
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, showers, etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Important Information

Personal Equipment
3-4 season sleeping bag with hood
Thermo rest self-inflating pad or foam mat
Main luggage- Rucksack or Duffel
30 - 40 liter Daypack- to carry water bottles, camera, lunch and extra clothing
Stuff sacks and plastic bags for keeping your gear dry and organized
Water bottles with a wide mouth
A pair adjustable trekking poles
Insulated plastic mug (optional)
Pocketknife Swiss army style (optional)
Toiletries bag for toilet paper, soap, saving items, tooth paste and toothbrush etc
Footwear:
Running shoes or sandals-to used in camp/ teahouse lodge
Hiking boots- good quality
Gaiters- a pair to use to keep boots dry if walking through deep snow or on wet ground
Woolen or Pile Socks-heavy weight wool to be worn over the liner socks
Liner Socks-smooth thin liner socks to reduce of getting blisters
Knee or ankles support pad
Clothing items for Trip
Gore-Tex pants and jacket with hood
Medium weight down jacket with hood
Light trekking trouser
Long sleeve light colored polypropylene shirts
Polar Tec fleece jacket
Thermal underwear for both top and bottom
Polar Tec fleece pant
Personal under garments
Quick dry type towel
Casual wears before after the trek
Hand Wear
Polypropylene liner gloves
Fleece gloves
Good quality mittens or gloves
Headwear
Warm woolen or fleecy hat/balaclava
Sun hat or cap with bandana for shading the neck
Bandana or scarf
Headlamp for use at night around the camp with extra batteries and spare bulbs
High quality sunglasses with 100% UV protection
Dust mask
Other Travel Accessories
Sunscreen and lip salve SPF 30 or above
Insect repellant
Water purification tablets (iodine or chlorine)
Favorite snack items
Reading and writing materials, ipod and cards
Camera, memory card and extra battery
Passport photo copy and photos
Insurance certificate copy
Earplugs (optional)
Baby wipes (optional)
Anti bacterial hand gel (optional)
Personal first aid kit pack
Any personal medications
Malaria prophylactic tablets
Antibiotics capsules
Imodium and anti amoebious, bacterial tablets
Blister treatment plasts
Dehydration solution
Analgesic- Paracetamol, aspirin
Anti cold tablets
Diclofenac gel
Bandages
Antiseptic cream and throat lozenges
Diamox for AMS
Sanitary pad (for women)
Ear and eye drop

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