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Everest Base Camp

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Group size: 1-12 people Max-Altitude: 5,545m/18,192ft
Destination: Nepal Days: 16
Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Accommodation: Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek

Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar Trek allows wonderful insight into rich biodiversity and culture of Everest region. Existing in eastern region of Nepal, Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar trekking takes you through highland villages in Solukhumbu region. Decorated with chhortens, monasteries and mani walls, stepping in these mystical highland villages alone is enough to awaken deep spiritual feeling in you.

Inhabited by legendary Sherpas, the village inspires spiritual ambience with its chortens, mani walls and monasteries. Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar Trekking route allows us to follow the footstep of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, first Everest climbers all the way to Kalapattar from where we can get close-up view of Everest.

Splendid High Adventure operates Everest Kalapattar trekking itinerary as 16-days package. You will be taken for guided Kathmandu City Tour where you will explore UNESCO sites in Kathmandu before taking forty minutes of Kathmandu to Lukla flight. EBC Kalapattar trek begins from Lukla. Walking along Dudhkoshi River, we will arrive at Monjo from where we will enter Sagarmatha National Park before lowering down to Namche. The trail continues through Dingboche to Everest Base Camp. Since the Base Camp of Everest does not allow view of Everest, we will reach to Kalapattar for views of eight thousanders before retracing the route back to Lukla. We never compromise with your safety. At Splendid High Adventure, you will be guided by native trek leader. Get the most out of your trek with us. EBC Kalapattar trekking is a moderately difficult activity. Since the itinerary includes enough days of acclimatization, you will never feel stressed with Kalapattar trek.   

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1350m)

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 03: Kathmandu to LuklaFlight, Trek to Phakding (2600m)

Day 04: Trek to Namche  (3450m)

Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche

Day 06: Trek to Deboche (3720m)

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4412m)

Day 08: Acclimatization day

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4940m)

Day 10: Trek to E.B.C (5364m), Back to Gorakshep (5164m)

Day 11: Trek to Kala Patar (5545m), Back to Pheriche (4250m)

Day 12: Trek to Phortse (3810m) 

Day 13: Trek to Namche (2835m)

Day 14: Trek to Lukla (2800m)

Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu (1350m)

Day 16: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 17: International departure  

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1350m)

When you land at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will have to go through custom formalities. Later, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to the hotel. When you are done with refreshment, you will visit our office where we will complete the documentation work. Enjoy the welcome dinner in the evening.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

You will be picked up from the hotel and taken for the tour of UNESCO sites in Kathmandu. You will be amazed to know that there are altogether 7 UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu valley alone and 4 of them lies in Kathmandu city. We will start the tour from Pashupatinath, the holiest Hindu temple in Nepal. Observe Hindu crematory in Aryaghat which is located in the bank of Bagmati. Next, we will drive to Bouddhanath, the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal. You will rejoice to see monks in red robes chanting hymns. Later, we will continue our journey to Monkey Temple, Swoyambhunath. Believed to have been self-originated at the top of hill, Swoyambhunath dates 2500 years back and is said to be the oldest Stupa. Our next stop will be at Kathmandu Durbar Square.Taleju Temple, Stone Statue of KalBhairav, SwetBhairav, Kasthamandap and KumariGhar- the home of Living Goddess are attractions in Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla Flight, Trek to Phakding (2600m)

We will catch morning flight from Kathmandu and follow one of the most scenic air routes in the world with panoramic views of world’s tallest mountains to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. Lukla allows an entrance to Everest Khumbu region. After taking breakfast, porters will arrange their luggage and then we begin to trek. Following the downhill trek through stone path along mani rocks and passing through Ghat village, we will reach Phakding. Visit to the local monastery. Stay overnight in Phakding.

Day 04: Trek to Namche (3450m)

Leaving Phakding, we will walk along Dudhkoshi River. We will be led through pine forest till we reach suspension bridge. We need to cross small villages ofZapute, Toktok, Benkar and Chumoa before we arrive at Monjo which is the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. After completing national park formalities, we will enter the park. We will have incredible views of Himalayan floras and faunas. Crossing Hillary Bridge, we will reach Namche Bazaar where we will stay overnight.

Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche

Namche is the perfect place to prepare for trek. Spend a day of rest at Namche. We can get views of Thamserku Mountain, Everest Mountain, Lhotse Mountain, Nuptse Mountain, KusumKanguru Mountain and other peaks and mountains. Namche is the significant trade hub in Everest. We can hike to nearby villages of Khumjung, Khunde or Khongde. National Park Head office, Museum and monasteries are also attractions nearby Namche.

Day 06: Trek to Deboche (3720m)

Leaving Namche, we will move along Dudh Koshi River. The path is scenic. Enjoy the views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Ama Dablam Mountains as the trail escalates uphill through colorful rhododendron forest to Sanasa. We can spot musk deer in this area. The trail splits off at Sanasa. We will follow the main trail to Everest Base Camp. Climbing uphill, we will reach Tengboche monastery, Khumbu’s largest monastery. We will visit the monastery and pass through forest to Deboche where we will stay overnight.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4412m)

After an early morning tea, we will lower down to Imja River. We will climb uphill to Pangboche (3860m) where we will visitKhumbu’s oldest Pangboche Monastery. Moving further along chorten and Mani walls, we will arrive at pretty Imja Valley. Climb uphill from Pheriche and arrive at Lobuche River. Final difficult climb from river will take us to Dingboche where we will stay overnight.

Day 08: Acclimatization day

This is a rest day. Dingbocheis a summer settlement area which allows panoramic views of Amadablam Mountain, Lhotse Mountain and other peaks and mountains in Everest region. The ridge to the north of Dingboche allows incredible view of Imja River which flows to the east of Dingboche. Internet café is available in the area.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4940m)

After an early morning tea, we will leave for Pheriche. Descent walk from Pheriche will take us to Dugla. Following the moraine of Khumbu glacier, we will reachChupkiLhara which is decorated with prayer flags. This is the memorial site that marks the death of Everest climber BabuChhiri Sherpa. We will move further through moraine of Khumbu glacier to Lobuche where we will stay overnight.

Day 10: Trek to E.B.C (5364m), Back to Gorakshep (5164m)

From Lobuche, we will walk through moraines for couple of hours to GorakShep Lake. The journey continues through Indian army mountaineers' memorials. We will walk past rocky dunes and moraines to reach Everest Base Camp. The base camp of Everest allows views of Nuptse, Khumbuste, Pumoriand other peaks and mountains. Return to Gorakshep for overnight stay.

Day 11: Trek to Kala Patar (5545m), Back to Pheriche (4250m)

This is going to be the toughest day to trek. Since we reach the highest altitude of trek atKalapattar, we will notice thin air and some might feel difficulty in breathing. We will start our trek much early as we hope to get sunrise view over Everest. Enjoy the views of Lingtren Peak, Khumbutse Peak and Changtse peak as you reach to Kalapattar. Enjoy the views of Mount Everest and return to Pheriche for overnight stay.

Day 12: Trek to Phortse (3810m)

Heavy wind blows in Pheriche which is why it is also known as a windy town. Phortse allows views of Cholatse and Tawache peaks. There exists Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post in Phortse where trekkers who are feeling unwell can visit for check-up. There are foreign volunteer doctors available in the Post. Visit monastery in Phortse and stay overnight.

Day 13: Trek to Namche (2835m)

After an early morning tea, we will follow the descending trail to PhortseThanga. This is the teahouse settlement area. Our trail continues through forest of pine and rhododendron. Crossing the wooden bridge over Dudhkoshi River, we will climb uphill to Sanasa village. From Sanasa, we will lower down to Namche where we will stay overnight.

Day 14: Trek to Lukla (2800m)

Descending trail from Namche takes us to bridge over DudhKoshi River. We will follow levelled path to Monjo. After completing official formalities at check post, we will return to Phakding. After lunch at Phakding, we will follow easy path to Lukla where we will stay overnight.

Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu (1350m)

We will take an early morning flight from Lukla to return to Kathmandu. After lowering down at domestic terminal of Tribhuvan Airport, you will be transferred to hotel for comfortable stay.

Day 16: Leisure day in kathmandu, reserve day for incase of flight delay from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 17: International departure 

You will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Have a safe journey. We hope to see you again

 

What included:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  •  farewell dinners with Nepalese cultural dance
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader (trek guide)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Eagle Eye treks and expedition’s  t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Trekking completion certificate
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

What doesn’t Include:

  • Nepalese visa fee 
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s) (it is expected)
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