|Lowest Altitude||Approximately 5548 meters Kalapathar|
|Highest Altitude||Approximately 1310 meters Kathmandu|
|Activity||Everest Kalapatthar trek|
|Duration||18 Days trip,16 days trek|
|Group size||Minimum two to Maximum Fifty|
|Best Season||March-May, September-November|
Ascend Everest base camp with Kalapatthar to enthrall on complete and perfect 360-degree picturesque view of Everest, Changste and Nuptse Nup beneath world’s highest peak.Everest Kalapatthar trek is a part of Everest base camp trek that is accessed on short hike on the Everest base camp trek. Kalapatthar trek in Nepal confers dramatic views of Everest and all other encircling snowy mountain peaks that is done passing through Namche bazaar embroidered by charming little monasteries, vibrant markets occupied by shops selling multiple kinds of stuff including trekking gears, souvenirs as well as varieties of food items. Sunset time is best time to perceive gorgeous view of Everest from Kalapatthar.
Everest base camp Kalapatthar trek grants lifetime memorable moment to land on the shadow of world tallest mountain peak passing through eye catching agricultural area with bewitching glimpse of glittering Dudh Koshi river that reignites your excitement.The amalgamation of stunning and towering mountains, serene monasteries, culturally graceful villages, cozy and typical Nepalese hospitality of Himalayan inhabitants performs as magnet to nourish tourist’s vigor on the mesmerizing trek.
- 360-degree panoramic vision of vision
- Explore Sherpa culture blending with local people
- Stand on foothills of world highest peak
- Enjoy Buddhist culture visiting oldest monastery on Tyangboche
- Experience hair-raising flight to Lukla airstrip
Day One: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
Day Two: Hair–raising flight to Lukla airstrip to begin three hours’ trek to Phakding from Lukla.
Day Three: Access Namche trekking for five hours from Phakding.
Day Four: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization
Day Five: Enjoy six hours’ trek from Namche to Tyangboche passing several villages with glimpse of various snow clad peaks.
Day Six: Cross Imja Khola passing through forest on our five and half-hours’ trek to Dingboche from Tyangboche.
Day Seven: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization.
Day Eight: Trek on slightly ascending trail that leads to Chukung taking four hours.
Day Nine: Take short uphill hike to Chukung Ri and return down to Chukung and move to Lobuche via Dzongla consuming six hours.
Day Ten: Trek to Gorakshep on uphill path that takes about three and half hours.
Day Eleven: Ascend Kalapatthar from Gorakshep and return trek to Pheriche for overnight stay consuming six hours.
Day Twelve: Descend to Phorste from Pheriche passing Pangboche village that takes almost four and half hours.
Day Thirteen: Continue journey to Khumjung following up and down trail that crosses Mongla taking three and half hours.
Day Fourteen: Grab moment to blend with Sherpa people exploring antique monasteries on four hours’ trek to Thame from Khumjung.
Day Fifteen: Arrive at Monjo encountering local people wandering for six hours on easy and flat trail from Thame.
Day Sixteen: Trek to Lukla from Monjo that takes four and half hours.
Day Seventeen: Return flight to Kathmandu from Lukla.
Day Eighteen: We drive you to airport on the basis of your scheduled flight
Note:We customize itinerary as per your interest to manage your specific requirements.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
You will be warmly welcomed by our representative on Tribhuvan International Airport and transferred to hotel by private vehicle.
Day 02: Hair–raising flight to Lukla airstrip to begin three hours’ trek to Phakding from Lukla.
After hair-raising flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airstrip, the trek begins heading to north from Lukla village trekking along the bank of Dudh Koshi river on gradually sloppy trail passing through Ghat villages to reach Phakding; beautiful village encircled by snowcapped peaks and settled by culturally graceful Sherpa people.
Day 03: Access Namche trekking for five hours from Phakding.
We cross Dudh Koshi river and walk on easy path for short duration up to Monjo and Jorsale then climb steep uphill catching first glimpse of Everest to arrive at Namche Bazaar. We can explore several village monasteries spreading message of love and peace through their fluttering prayer flags and in scripted stone walls on our way to Namche from Phakding.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization
Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. It is recommended to have short day hike to Thame, Khumjung or Khunde for acclimatization.
Day 05: Enjoy six hours’ trek from Namche to Tyangboche passing several villages with glimpse of various snow clad peaks.
We leave Namche moving on narrower and less paved path that runs through Kyangjuma, Sanasa and we cross long suspension bridges to reach Tangboche; tranquil village nestled on the backdrop of mountains. We explore old monastery Tangboche monastery, largest in the Khumbu region.
Day 06: Cross Imja Khola passing through forest on our five and half-hours’ trek to Dingboche from Tyangboche.
We walk downhill path from Tangboche and cross Imja Khola to climb elevated trail that heads to Pangboche village then we trek on gently upward trail full of thorny and juniper bushes to arrive at Dingboche for overnight stay.
Day 07: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization.
Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization.
Day 08: Trek on slightly ascending trail that leads to Chukung taking four hours.
Enjoy the amazing mountain views trekking along gently uphill path that leaves Dingboche and leads to Chukung; valley located over the slopes of Nuptse and Lhotse peaks, for overnight stay.
Day 09: Take short uphill hike to Chukung Ri and return down to Chukung and move to Lobuche via Dzongla consuming six hours.
Early in the morning short hike to Chukung ri for dramatic vision of glistening numerous snow peaks and return down to Chukung for lunch. After lunch at Chukung we head to Lobuche via Dongla wandering on vertically zigzag trail passing many stone caves built as memorials dead Sherpa who lost life while summitting to Everest.
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep on uphill path that takes about three and half hours.
We follow the upward path that runs along Khumbu glacier to reach Gorakshep; dry lakebed draped with sand.If you feel you are fine and healthy then we can trek to Everest Base Camp synonymed as steps to heaven and return to Gorakshep retracing same trail.
Day 11: Ascend Kalapatthar from Gorakshep and return trek to Pheriche for overnight stay consuming six hours.
We access Kalapatthar at the height of 5500 meters from sealevel climbing steadily for two hours and have picturesque and 360-degree view of Everest and its neighbor peaks. Then trek down to Gorakshep and have breakfast. After breakfast, we trek down through Lobuche and Dughla to arrive at Pheriche for overnight stay.
Day 12: Descend to Phorste from Pheriche passing Pangboche village that takes almost four and half hours.
We continue our journey moving on sloppy path that leads to Pangboche then trek along vertically zigzag path from Pangboche encountering numerous wildlife and diverse species to find ourselves on Phortse; culturally rich village settled by open hearted Sherpa community.
Day 13: Continue journey to Khumjung following up and down trail that crosses Mongla taking three and half hours.
We trek downhill for twenty minutes leaving Phortse then move on uphill path till we reach Mongla; viewpoint for magnetic vision of several snowy peaks. From Mongla trail is frequently up and down until we arrive at Khumjung for overnight stay.
Day 14: Grab moment to blend with Sherpa people exploring antique monasteries on four hours’ trek to Thame from Khumjung.
We arrive at Thame to experience Sherpa culture, festival and religion with dramatic vision of captivating mountain peaks trekking along good and flat trail through Bhote Koshi valleyand passing numerous prayer flags,mani walls and carved stones that showcases Tibetan Buddhist culture on our way to Thame.
Day 15: Arrive at Monjo encountering local people wandering for six hours on easy and flat trail from Thame.
We return to Namche then trek on sloppy trail running along Dudh Koshi river and cross suspension bridge to reach Monjo for overnight stay.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla from Monjo that takes four and half hours.
We trek to Lukla leaving Monjo taking about four and half hours.
Day 17: Return flight to Kathmandu from Lukla.
Return flight to Kathmandu from Lukla peeping snowy mountains and green scenery from windows of plane.
Day 18: We drive you to airport on the basis of your scheduled flight
We drive you to airport on the basis of your scheduled flight.
We customize itinerary as per your interest to manage your specific requirements.
The Cost Includes:
- Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner and 3 times tea) during the trek
- One professional guide and porter for the trek with their meal,
- Insurance and flight.
- All National Park Entrance fee and TIMS card.
- Airfare both ways to KTM - Lukla -KTM, in a fixed wing aircraft.
- Down jacket and sleeping bag if necessary during the trek.
- Airport picks up services.
- Necessary transport.
- First aid kits for guide and porters
- Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs.
The Cost Excludes:
- Bar bills (coca cola, mineral water etc.)
- Personal Insurance & emergency rescue charges if necessary
- Extra porter & transport charges in the event of landslides
- Other personal expenses, airport tax, Kathmandu city entrance fee
- Personal, medical and evacuation insurance
- Laundry, cost raised by re-routing, cancellation, political disturbance etc.
- Tips and any other expenses, which are not mentioned above.
- Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (We can arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget)..
To enjoy your trip more you need to be comfort and breathability all day long, for that you need to put emphasis on equipment’s that are necessary. The following list includes items that are necessary which can also be hired.
- Backpack: During your trip you need to be careful to make the weight of your clothing equipment down to minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weigh no more than 15 kilograms (33 pounds.)
- Sleeping Bag: Sleeping bag rated to at least 15-degrees Fahrenheit (Optional/ Sleeping bag is provided by us if necessary)
- Duffel Bag
- Flash Light (Head lamp)
- Sun glass
- Water purifier
- Trekking boots
- Lightweight sandals
- Woolen socks (3 pairs)
While packing your clothes, you need to be careful to not to pack heavy clothes. It’s rather good to go on layers than in bulky clothes.
- Hat (For warmth)
- Lightweight long sleeve trekking shirts
- Long sleeves are good for sun protection. Light weight makes for easy wash material
- Fleece Jacket or pullover
- Underwear (4 pairs)
- Fleece or wool trouser/ Pants
- Gaiters (Optional)
- Thermal Clothing (As per the Season)
- Lightweight rain Jacket
- Warm Gloves or mittens
- Sports bra
- Sun block
- Toilet articles and towel
- Small Knife
- First-aid kit (containing all drugs prescribed to you)
- Batteries backup
Accommodation: You would be accommodated at Nagarjun homestay with facilities of hot water, western toilets, electricity, television, free WIFI during Kathmandu stay. And offered to stay at teahouses with facilities granted by teahouses during trek.
Meal: You would be offered breakfast, Nepali meal at homestay during time at Kathmandu while on trekking you would be provided Nepalese meals three times a day during trek.