[ Nepal ] Everest Trek to Base Camp and
Kalapatthar Challenge to the World Highest Peak

26th OCT 2019 – 11th NOV 2019 (16 Days 15 Nights)US$1,537
We follow a steady climb through ridges and through glacial moraines to Lobuche and then onwards to the summit of Kala Patthar for brilliant views of Mount Everest and a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of the world’s highest mountains. We also trek towards the Everest BC from where several attempts to tame the huge colossal Mountain which were planned. Most of the trek is spent above altitudes of 3000 meters. The Trek itself is much exciting as you will get to know the culture of Sherpa’s living, visit to ancient monasteries and learn how Lamaistic Buddhism influence their life, multi-hued prayer flags, prayer wheels and intricately carved Mani stones line every hilltop, rock wall and trail side singing prayers to the gods with every breeze and every passing travelers. Enjoy the mountains and the life time experience!


Itinerary

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01
Arrive in Kathmandu.
1,400 m

7-8 hours
- Meet and assist by our driver from International airport
- Transfer to hotel by driver and free day.
- Overnight in Kathmandu

Accommodation: Kathmandu Meals included: None

02
Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
2,610 m

3 hours
- Today early morning you will meet the trekking guided and transfer to the airport.
- Fly to Lukla. (Approx. 45 minutes flight)
- Upon arrival in Lukla onward trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2610 meters, Trek time: Approx. 3hrs)
- You will meet the Sherpa crew in Lukla After spending some time organizing our bag packs and loads we are embark on our adventure which is easy gradual 03 hours descent to Phakding.
- Overnight in Phakding.

Accommodation: Tea- house lodge Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

03
Trek to Namche
3,440 m

6-7 hours
- Today early morning after your breakfast you will start the trek to Namche Bazzar. (Altitude: 3440 meters, Trek time: Approx. 6-7 hrs)
- We trek through cluster of stone houses, past caravans of Dzos until we reach the settlement of Monjo.
- Namche Bazaar against the backdrop of the beautiful Kwangde, Kusum Kangru, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawache and a host of lesser known peaks.
- Overnight in Namche Bazzar

Accommodation: Tea- house lodge Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

04
Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
3,440 m
- Today is rest day to Acclimatization or your onward higher altitude trek,
- If you prefer hiking around we can visit nearby village to Shyangboche and Visit Khumjung if desired.
- Khumjung Gompa which preserves the Yeti
- Overnight in Namche Bazzar

Accommodation: Tea- house lodge Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

05
Trek to Tengboche
3,867 m

5-6 hours
- After the rest day today we trek to Tengboche. (Altitude: 3867 meters, Trek time: Approx. 5-6 hrs)
- Tengboche is the religious center of this region where you can feel the murmur of the monks chanting prayers, the blowing of conchs.
- The views of Everest and Amadablam from Tengboche are one that you will cherish.
- Overnight in Tengboche

Accommodation: Tea- house lodge Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

06
Trek to Dingboche
4,360 m

5-6 hours
- Today we trek to higher altitude towards Dingboche (Altitude: 4360 meters, Trek time: Approx. 5-6 hrs)
- We will trek up the Khumbu Valley past chortens and walls of Mani stones and climb for about 45 minutes to the settlement of Dingboche.
- The mountain views from Dingboche are simply outstanding.
- Overnight in Dingbouche.

Accommodation: Tea- house lodge Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

07
Excursion to Chukung and back to Dingboche.
4,750 m

6-7 hours
- Today we will hike to Chhukung (Altitude: 4750 meters, Trek time: Approx. 6-7 hrs)to help us in acclimatizing in our attempt to visit Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp.
- This hike will definitely be one of the highlights of the trek. The view from Chhukung RI is probably one of the most spectacular in this region with great views of Everest (8848m), Amadablam (6812m), Island Peak (6160m), Lhotse (8516m), and Makalu (8463m).
- After the great views of the mountains we descent back to Dingboche which will take about 2 to 2.5 hours. - Overnight in Dingboche.

Accommodation: Tea- house lodge Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

08
Trek to Lobuche
4,928 m

6 hours
- We will trek to Lobuche (Altitude: 4928 meters, Trek time: Approx. 6 hrs).
- Today's walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde, Kongma-tse and the great wall of Nuptse.
- Overnight in Lobuche.

Accommodation: Tea- house lodge Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

09
Trek to the Everest Base Camp and come back to Gorakshep
5,360 m

7 hours
- Today is the day where you trek to Everest base camp (Altitude: 5360 meters, Trek time: Approx.7 hrs).
- During winter you can witness the icy-glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier.
- The trek to EBC while fascinating is not as spectacular as the ascent of Kalapatthar because there is no view of Everest itself. But the feeling of being there in EBC does give one satisfaction of accomplishment of visiting EBC of the tallest mountain on earth.
- Overnight in Gorakshep.

Accommodation: Tea- house lodge Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

10
Climb Kala Patthar. Then trek down to Periche.
5,545 m

8-9 hours
- We wake up early morning and trek to Kalapatthar (Altitude: 5545 meters, Trek time: Approx.8-9 hrs).
- From Kalapatthar top, the views will be beyond your wildest imagination, with Everest seeming within a stone’s throw distance between the summit of Mt. Nuptse and Lho-La and Lhotse on the back.
- The panoramic view from this spot is something to cherish and you feel it's worth the hard climb up to here and to feel at the top of the world.
- We trek down to Pheriche, which is an easy trail going mostly downhill all the way passing through the village of Dugla.
- Overnight in Periche.

Accommodation: Tea- house lodge Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

11
Trek to Tyangbouche
3,860 m

5-6 hours
- Today morning after breakfast we trek down to Tyangbouche (Altitude: 3860 meters, Trek time: Approx.5-6 hrs).
- We trek down to Pangboche and then pass though Deboche which offers formidable views of Khumbi-la, the revered mountain and protector goddess of the Sherpas and walking to Tengboche.
- Overnight in Tyangbouche.

Accommodation: Tea- house lodge Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

12
Trek to Namche
3,440 m

5-6 hours
- Today we trek down to Namche bazzar (Altitude: 3440 meters, Trek time: Approx. 5-6 hrs)
- Visit Sherpa Museum in Namche if time permits.
- Overnight in Namche Bazzar

Accommodation: Tea- house lodge Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

13
Trek to Lukla
2,860 m

6-7 hours
- Today mostly it will be easy trek down to Lukla. (Altitude: 2860 meters, Trek time: Approx.6-7 hrs)
- Last stop over at Everest region as tomorrow we take a flight back to Kathmandu.
- Overnight in Lukla.

Accommodation: Tea- house lodge Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

14
Fly back to Kathmandu
1,400 m
- After very exciting trek to the base camp, today we say goodbye to our accompanying trek staff and Everest region.
- Fly back to Kathmandu and upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
- Free day to relax.
- Overnight in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Kathmandu Meals included: Breakfast only

15
Free day (reserved day if flight doesn’t operate on day 14)
1,400 m
- Free day to relax.
- Overnight in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Kathmandu Meals included: Breakfast only

16
Final departure
1,400 m
- Today our driver will pick you up at the hotel in Kathmandu.
- Fly back to your onward destination.

Accommodation: None Meals included: Breakfast only

 
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Inclusions

- All entrance fee mentioned in the Itinerary
- All meals mentioned as per the Itinerary
- All accommodation mentioned in the Itinerary.
- Accompanying English speaking trekking guide from DAY02 to DAY14
- Domestic flight to Lukla
- Porter arrangements during trekking
- Boiled water for drinking during trekking
- Trekking map
- Airport transfers from Kathmandu airport (Private basis, driver only)

Exclusions

- International flights
- Insurance of any kind (Travel, medical & emergency evacuation)
- Drinks , Personal expenses
- Any Tips to the Guide / driver / at restaurants, camera / Video charges, any extra meals, any expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, beverages, alcohols, customary tips, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
- Any expenses incurred beyond our control due to natural disaster, weather conditions, etc.
- Personal trekking gear
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
- VISA FEES

Trekking gears

To help you complete the trekking, check and prepare below equipment!
- Day-wear shirt
- Waterproof jacket
- Trekking pants
- Wind pants
- Thermal shirts/underwear
- Nightwear thermals
- Fleece/sweatpants
- Warm fleece jacket/vest
- Down jacket
- Underwear
- Socks (Thick trekking socks)
- Warm hat/balaclava
- Neck gaiter
- Kitbag (duffel bag)
- Sleeping bag / Sleeping bag liner
- Daypack
- Trekking boots
- Shoes/sandals/flip-flops to rest in lodges
- Trekking poles
- Mittens/gloves
- Water bottle
- Towel, toilet paper, tissue
- Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen
- Moisturizer
- Sun hat
- First aid kit / Medical Kit
- Money-pouch/belt/inside pocket
- Snacks and nutrition

Trek grading

Strenuous

The trek climbs up to high altitudes and passes though some moraines and some rugged terrain. As the trek lies in the lap of Everest you might have to withstand cold extreme conditions and you will be required to walk at elevations higher than 5000 meters. Walking hours may vary from 4 – 9 hours per day depending on weather conditions, physical fitness, group size and age of the clients. You must be in good physical condition to join this tour.