Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar trek
Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar trek

Himalayan rock Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar trek is probably the most famous trek in Nepal. The Everest Base Camp trek leads to Kala Pattar a famous and spectacular viewpoint on Everest, the highest mountain on earth. From Kala Pattar you will have a 360 degrees view on awesome Himalayan Giants such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Pumori and many more.
During the trek visit Namche Bazar (Sherpa village), Tengboche Monastery, Pangboche, Dingboche and Lobuche.

Facts Of Trip

Grade: Grade III
Type: Lodge trek
Total duration: 13 days
Cost: Check details
Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Flight Kathmandu to Lukla, trekking to Phakding
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazar
Day 04: Namche Bazar (restday, daytour Thame Monastery)
Day 05: Namche Bazar to Tengboche
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche
Day 07: Dingboche (restday, daytour Chukung Valley)
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep to EBC to Gorak Shep
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kalapathar to Pheriche
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazar
Day 12: Namche Bazar to Lukla
Day 13: Flight Lukla to Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu(1320m):
Meet our representative at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. All the required documents ,photos, passport copis etc. are collected for the preparation of all legal documents required during the trek. On the same day you'll be meeting your guide for the trek.

Day 02: Kathmandu(1320m) to Lukla(2840m), trekking to Phakding(2610m):
After the breakfast we will be headed towards the domestic airport and after 35 minutes flight we will reach Lukla. Then our trekking starts to Phakding. It will take around 3/4 hrs walk to reach Phakding. We will be able to see the first mountain of Everest  region i.e. Kusum Khangkaru(6367m). Over night stay at Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding(2610m) to Namche Bazar(3440m):
After breakfast we will be heading to Namche Bazar. We will be following Dudh Koshi which includes many bridges along the path. Then we will reach the check post and enter Sagarmatha National Park. Altogether it takes 6-7 hrs to reach Namche Bazar from Phakding. On the way we would be able to observe several villages, rivers , forests , and amazing mountain views [Mt. Thamserku(6608m), Mt. Everest(8848m) ].  This will be the first view of Mt. Everest during our trek.

Day 04: Namche Bazar(3440m) (restday,  Everest View Hotel, 3800m):
After breakfast we will be hading towards Everest View hotel  and on the way we will be going to National park headquarter from where we can see the panoromic view of Mt. Everest , Mt. Lhotse ,Mt.Nupse, Mt. Amabdlam Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Thauche , Mt. Kyangde etc. From the Everest view hotel also we will be seeing the same view.

Day 05: Namche Bazar to Thengboche(3890m):
We start our walk to our next destination i.e. Thengboche immediately after breakfast. It taks around 5-6 hrs to reach there. Thengboche is home to the regions largest monastery, a destination for monks of all ages throughout the country to practice and study Buddhism. The public is invited to witness their puja ceremonies, where they chant prayers and perform rituals inside the ornately decorated gompas.

Day 06: Thengboche to Dingboche(4400m):
Very early wake up call and visit the impressive morning puja in Thengboche Monastery. Breakfast after the puja and start todays trek to Pangboche. Pangboche, at 3.985m is the highest permanent settlement on the approach to Everest and in the upper village there is a gompa (monastery) founded by the lama Sange Dorje. Pangboche offers great views on what many people consider as the most beautiful moutain peak in the Himalayas, Mount Ama Dablam. We continue to walk upto Dingboche(4400m). Altogther it taks around 5-6 hrs to reach Dingboche.

Day 07: Dingboche (restday or dayhike):
We spend a day at Dingboche (4400m) to continue our acclimatisation. Those adapting well to the altitude can climb Nangkartshang Peak at 5100m for great views of Chalotse, Tawoche and Mount Ama Dablam. Or we can go to Chhukum valley.

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche(4910m)
Back on the trek again, the trail from Dingboche ascends, emerging onto the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier from where we have a beautiful panorama of the peaks lying on the Nepal-Tibet border. The trail then eases off as we follow the valley to Lobuche (4.900m) a tiny hamlet with a few teahouses. The sunset on Nuptse is not to be missed. Altogether  it is a trek about 5-6 hrs till Lobuche from Dingboche.

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp to Gorak Shep(5180m):
Another long day and again we leave very early. Trekking across a glacier, the trail winds up and down through fascinating icy series of land known as Everest Base Camp, where, usually in spring, we may see some of the expedition teams as they prepare to climb the mountain. From the Base Camp we get fantastic close up views of the Khumbu Ice Fall and we can appreciate just how difficult it is to negotiate a route through the huge blocks of ice. We descend from the Base Camp to Gorak Shep and night stay in Gorak shep.

Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kalapathar to Pheriche:
Early in the morning we will be heading to the Kalapathar . It takes around 2 hrs to the top of the Kalapathar. It is one of the highest point of our trekking from where we can see the view of sun rise and the fascinating view of the mountains ( Mt. Everest , Mt. Lhotse , Mt. Nupse, Mt. Pumo Ri ,Mt. Makalu and much more ). Then we head back to Gorak Shep and after breakfast we start our trek to Pheriche. It taks altogether 6-7 hrs from Gorak shep to Phriche.

Day 11:
 Pheriche to Namche Bazar:
After the breakfast, we start our trek down to Namche Bazar. It takes around 6-7 hrs to reach Namche Bazar from Pheriche.

Day 12:
 Namche Bazar to Lukla:
Finally this is the last day of our trek. As such, we will be heading to Lukla after breakfast. It will take around 6-7 hrs to reach Lukla from Namche Bazar.

Day 13:
 Flight Lukla to Kathmandu:
Early in the morning after having the breakfast , we will go to Lukla airport to head back to Kathmandu. After  35 minutes flight with a scinic view of the nature, we will reach Kathmandu.

Day 14: Kathmandu to Departure:
After breakfast , a Himalayan Rock Treks and Expedition responsible person will drop you to the international airport.

Cost Includes / Excludes
- Airport pickup on arrival at Kathmandu airport by private coach
- Airport departure drop off at Kathmandu airport by private coach
- 2 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu
- Accommodation during trekking in lodges / tea houses
- Flights Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
- Airport tax flights Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
- English speaking experienced guide (trained by Minstery of Tourism)
- Porter(s), generally 1 porter for 2 pax (max 12 kg per person)
- Food, salary, transportation, accommodation and insurance for our Nepali staff
- Entrance Fee Sagarmatha National Park
- TIMS (trekking registration card)
- Everest region trekking map
- Service from our office in Kathmandu, Thamel

Not included:
- International flight to and from Nepal
- Airport taxes
- Vaccination and Nepal visa
- Meals and drinks
- Personal insurance and other personal expenses
- Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)
- Any extra cost due to delay or cancellation of Lukla flights.

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