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Everest Base Camp Kala Patthar Trekking

Everest Base Camp Kala Patthar Trekking
April 1, 2019

There is no doubt that trekkers will get one of the best ways to explore worlds’ Highest Peak Everest Base Camp is on foot, with its networks of trails formed over centuries by our ancestors Sir. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Everest region is regarded as one of the best paradise destinations in the world, where trekkers will get an exceptional opportunity to wander from tea house to tea house with the breathtaking beauty of higher than 8000m peaks and the silence of a crystal-clear sky is really inconceivable. If you have ever longed to trek in the shadows of the most magnificent mountains on Earth and eager to admire the top of the world from a stone’s throw away, Everest Base Camp with Kala Patthar is the trek. This legendary trekking route of Everest Base Camp will take you to the world highest peak with the full of captivating adventurous. During the trek to Everest Base Camp, exploring the rich diversity of the region, breathtaking natural scenery and unique culture of the mountain Sherpa people is really awe-inspiring. Everest region of Nepal is fused with the stunning worlds’ highest snow-capped peaks, quaint monasteries, museums, magnificent landscapes, varied prayer wheels with prayers flags, swinging bridges, an iconic viewpoint called Kala Patthar, rugged natural scenery, friendly Sherpa settlements, and their rare cultures and traditions.  Kala Patthar, another major attraction of the Everest Base Camp trek also provides great views of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam and its vicinity. Accommodation in the biggest Sherpa town namely Namche Bazaar will also mesmerize its trekkers with its history, cultures, life styles and the varied stunning diversity.

The way to Everest Base Camp with Kalapatthar trek

The Everest Base Camp with Kala Patthar, the legendary trekking route begins after exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley. With the short and scenic flight to Tenzing-Hillary airport at Lukla from Kathmandu will take you to the Everest region in Nepal. Lukla, the trekking point will allow you to trek further through following unique villages of different places such as; Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Paangboche, Dingboche, Thuklha, Lobuche, Gorakshep, Kala Patthar, Pheriche and many more. Along the way, trekkers will find several ancient monasteries, Chhortens, prayer wheels filled with the multi-colors prayers flags and beautiful suspensions bridges. As trekking trail goes close to the Everest Base Camp, you will also get chances to explore Sagarmatha National Park with it’s varied rare and endangers wildlife and bird species. With the accompany of spectacular views of the Himalayas, we will trek ahead and explore beautiful village Gorakshep and the iconic Kala Patthar with the surreal view of the breathtaking Himalayas. Beside this, trekkers also get chances to explore majestic Khumbu Glacier, glacier rivers, Khumbu Icefall and encounter with the local Sherpa people and get involved with their unique cultures and traditions. As you trek further and finally reach to the Everest Base Camp and can enjoy to the fullest. After the exploration of the world highest peak, we will return back to the Kathmandu by following familiar routes.

Everest Base Camp with Kala Pathar Trek Highlights

  • Lifetime adventurous hiking experiences towards Mount Everest.
  • Superb views of world highest peak {Mt. Everest}, Amadablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Thamserku, Lhotse, and Khumbu ice-fall.
  • Explore local Sherpa settlement region.
  • Walk around the Mount Everest Base camp.
  • Incredible Himalayan flight experience to the Everest region.
  • Tengboche Monastery which is 17th century oldest monastery.
  • Sightseeing tour in historical UNESCO world Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley.
  • Sagarmatha National Park with its varied rare and endangered wildlife and bird species.
  • Kala Patthar, a famous viewpoint for stunning mountain views of Everest region.
  • Namche Bazaar, biggest Sherpa town of Khumbu region.

Everest Base Camp with Kala Patthar Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in  Kathmandu (1,350m).

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation day.

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,562 m/8,700 ft): 25 minutes airstrip and 3-4 hrs. trek.

Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft): 10km, 6-7 hrs.

Day 05: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440 m /11,284 ft).

Day 06: Namche Bazzar – Phortse Village (3,810m/12,450ft); 10 Km, 6-7 hrs.

Day 07: Phortse – Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): 10km, 5-6 hrs.

Day 08: Acclimatization day in Dingboche.

Day 09: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 5-6 hrs.

Day 10: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,160 m/17,000 ft) Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): Gorak Shep,8-10 hrs

Day 11: Gorakshep – Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 ft) – Pheriche (4,280 m/14,070 ft): 8-10 hrs.

Day 12: Pheriche – Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 8km, 5-6 hrs.

Day 13: Tengboche – Namche Bazzar (3,440 m/11,280 ft): 8km.

Day 14: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2,642m/8,668ft): 18km, 7-8 hrs, 5-6 hrs

Day 15: Lukla – Kathmandu by Air (1,350m): 25 minutes airstrip.

Day 16: Final Departure day.

Cost of Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar

Himalayan Holyland Treks is one of the best companies to offers cost-effective packages of Everest Base Camp with Kala Pathar Trek in Everest Region of Nepal. The Everest Base Camp with Kala Pathar trek package price depends on the itinerary you choose to trek in and size of trekkers group. Normally, the Everest Base Camp with Kala Patthar trekking packages cost starts at the US $1250 per person, however, we can provide you some discount for large groups. Here are some items that cost some prices.

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up & drop by private vehicle and hotel charge.
  • Two-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Your entire standard Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek. A Cup of Tea/ Coffee during the Breakfast.
  • Seasonal Fruits.
  • Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek. Attached bathroom Namche and Lukla.
  • An experienced and friendly government license holder guide, his/her food, accommodations, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine.
  • Round Trip flight fare Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu for member and Guide.
  • Kathmandu & domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla airport for Group and crews.
  • Some Medical supplies including first aid kit box, Oximeter and pulse meter checker.
  • An arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (Paid by your Travel Insurance Company). If in case.
  • Sleeping bag, down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completes).
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permits.
  • Trekking route map.
  • Local Area Permit.
  • All ground transportation.
  • All applicable government taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Travel insurance. (Compulsory)
  • International fare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Some personal prefer Items such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry and so on.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Extra hotel night in Kathmandu.
  • Activities in Kathmandu.
  • Porter if you need (180 USD for 12 days).

Best Time to Trek in Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Trek

Although Nepal is such beautiful country where around the year is an ideal time to explore its rugged natural beauty, some trekkers regard Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) are the best time to explore Everest Base Camp in Nepal. In these seasons, the weathers and temperature are good enough to explore its rugged beauty and trek in the clear trail. Around the trekking trail, all the flowers of rhododendron will bloom some and add more excitements to the trekkers. Temperature is also not so hot and not so cold, which will make trekking quite easy as compared to other seasons of the year. Himalayan Holy Land Trek team will offer you whole year trekking packages for Everest Base Camp with Kala Patthar trek.

Everest Base Camp with Kala Pathar Trek difficulties

As compared to the other peak climbing, Everest Base Camp with Kala Patthar Trek is considered as a moderate trekking route where trekking trail of Everest Base Camp is marked as an easy to navigate. The trekking trail altitude and the everyday trekking duration demands mental and physical fitness to the trekkers. Everest Base Camp trek begins from the Lukla, at the 2860 meters altitude and it goes up to 5545 meters at Kala Patthar. Some novice trekkers may suffer from acute mountain sickness as they go to a higher altitude. You don’t have to worry that Himalayan Holyland Treks is here to organize proper acclimatization to adjust and prepare trekkers body for high altitude. The trekker should have mental stamina rather than physical fitness to make the successful trek to Everest Base Camp. It will be better to take some training before going and learn how to cope with the suddenly changeable weather and temperature of the Everest Region of Nepal.

Tips for Everest Base Camp with Kala Pathar Trekking

Himalayan Holyland Treks will provide you some tips in order to make your Everest Base Camp with Kala Patthar trek successfully accomplished. Some tips are as follow;

  • Take some advances trek training with the well-experienced, professional and licensed trainers.
  • Pack all the essential things that are necessary for your trekking.
  • Hire a guide for Everest Base Camp trek (It is optional).
  • Take some Nepali Rupees because some of the tea houses or lodges may not exchange dollars and you may not find any ATM services on the way to Everest Base Camp except Namche Bazaar.
  • If you are feeling uncomfortable or uneasy, consults with your trekking guide to make proper acclimatization and keep yourself hydrated.
  • Respect folk’s cultures and don’t go against local customs and traditions.
  • You should have travel insurance which will work up to 6000 meters altitude and has an immediate helicopter evacuation.
  • Begin early trek so that you can reach your destinations within an organized.
  • Pre-book is required if you are trekking in the peak seasons (food, and accommodation).