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Everest Base Camp / Kalpattar Trekking

Everest Base Camp / Kalpattar Trekking
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Activity :
Trekking in Nepal
Country :
Nepal
Duration :
18 day(s)
Trip Grading :
Difficult
Climate :
Great climates

Everest Base Camp has been a popular destination for trekkers since the successful expedition to the Mt Everest in 1953. To reach this part of the Himalaya, we have designed a comfortable itinerary and that starts and ends at Lukla. Our journey is a leisurely walking holiday allowing plenty of time to get acquainted mainly the traditional Sherpa villages, Sherpa people and their traditions and cultures.  This trek takes you through such popular places as Namche, Hotel Everest view in Syangboche, Khumjung valley, Tengboche monetary, Gorakhshep and Kalapattar the highest altitude of 5545m. After trekking to Kalapattar we return at our leisurely pace back to Namche and Lukla for our return flight to Kathmandu.
Breathtaking mountains of pure clean air; lakes and valleys are all waiting to be explored. Going through the trek routs one will find challenging trails and paths to be investigated. The adventurous will find the highlands more exhilarating and challenging. Trekkers will appreciate the peace and beauty of the valley.
While passing Buddhist monasteries, views of Everest get closer every day. Acclimatizing is very important therefore we will have rest days in the villages of Namche and Dingboche that will allow us to explore the region and acclimatize. If you are designing your Nepal trekking program to Everest Region during May – June or October – November, you will also have an opportunity to observe the world famous Dumje festival and Mani Rimdu festival.
 

Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle.

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Your sightseeing trip will start at 9 AM in the morning after the breakfast. We provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. Places we visit are Pasupatinath temple, Buddhanath, Monkey temple, Bhaktpur durbar square and Kathmandu durbar square. The afternoon includes a final briefing and preparations for the trek.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours.
An early morning start takes us to domestic airport in Kathmandu for the 35 minute scenic flight to Lukla at 2804meters. We begin our trek towards Phakding at 2610meters.

Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 5.30 hours.
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar known as the Gateway to Everest which is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, Money exchange, internet cafe and a bakery. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail.

Day 05: Rest for acclimatization  at Naamche
We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. As well as a short trek where a museum is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks.

Day 06: Naamche - Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) 5 hours.
The trek continues along the rushing glacial water of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860meters today. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on how the days trekking went

Day 07: Tengbuche - Dingboche (4350 meters) 5.30 hours.
From Theangboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude.

Day 08: Rest: Hike to Chhukung Ri

Day 09: Tengbuche -  Lobuche (4910 meters) 5 hours.
Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits.We continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4910 meters at Lobuche which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude.

Day 10: Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then trek back to Gorak Shep (5180 meters). 7 hours.
After an early morning start leaving Loubuche, we head up to Everest Base camp (5365meters) you will have unobstructed views of many mountain giants like Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse and Lhotse looming directly ahead and on all sides. Then we make our return to Ghorakshep at elevation of 5180 meters at noon for our overnight stay.

Day 11: Trek to Kalapattar (5545meters) then trek down to Lobuche 6 hours.
After reaching Base camp of Everest our aim today is to trek Kalapattar (5555meters). Starting early the ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama possible with the best view point of Mount Everest along with other surrounding mountains. We then descend to Lobuche  at elevation of 4910 meters

Day 12: Lobuche  - Pangboche (3985m) - 6 hours
We continue to follow the river and, after crossing it, climb back up through birch and rhododendron forest to Pangbuche.
Day 13: Pangboche - Khumjung (3790m)/Khunde - 7 hours.
Leaving the mountains behind us our descent takes us through Tengboche Monastery at elevation of 3860 meters before heading to Khumjung.

Day 14: Khumjung to Phakding 2600m
A fairly easy walk. We arrive back to Phakding via  Namche Bazaar.

Day 15: Phakding to Lukla (3404 meters) 6 hours.
Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town

Day 16: Morning flight back to Kathmandu.
Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu

Day 17: Sightseeing the historical city of Bhaktapur

Day 18: Fly back Home

• International Airport pick up and drop off
• All land transfer as per itinerary
• Two 1/2 day sightseeing in Kathmandu
• 4 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at 2 STAR HOTEL
• Accommodation and 3 meals while on the trek
• Fully escorted trek with English speaking a Guide and a Porter for every two persons
• Flight to and from  Lukla
• Trekking permit and National Park Fees
• TIMS CARD of USD 10
• Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs
• Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  

• Items of personal nature ie. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.
• Travel Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking)
• Medical evacuation in case of emergency
• Personal spending money
• Sleeping bag  and Down jacket
• Tips

Total Days

18  Days

EBC trek

14 Days

Trek starts/Ends at

Lukla

Maximum elevation

Kalapattar 5545m

Trek Grade

Moderately Difficult

Trek Distance

173 km Approx.

Accommodation

Lodge (Teahouse)

Type of Trek

Standard

Itinerary

Customized (Can be changed as per the different situation)

Geography

Alpine mountains & valleys / Alpine villages, Glaciers & cold places

Best Season

September - November & March – May

Departure Date

Anytime through out the year except December through February

Special Interest

Cultural, Experiential and Environmental education, bird watching, nature walk, photography, religious

Main Villages in route

Luka, Naaamche, Tengbuche, Dingbuche Pangbuche, Pheriche, Syangbuche, Khunde,

Main mountain views

Everest 8848m, Lhotse 8516m, Nuptse 7896m, Pumori 7145m, Amadablam 6812m. Thamserku 6800m, Khumbila 5751m, Kwangde Ri 6187m, Cho Oyu 8201m, Tawache 6542, Kangtenga 6645m, Kusum Kangru 6369, Makalu 8463m, Island Peak 6189m, Chhukungri 5845m, Lobuche East 6119m, Lobuche West 6145m, Khumbuste 6640m, Cholatse 6640m, Cha Kung 7020m, & More attractive snowcapped peaks.

 

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