EVEREST BASE CAMP & KALA PATTHAR

A trek that should be in the Bucket List of every trekker, the Everest Base Camp Trek is always on the list of ‘Top Ten Places to see in the World’. In a surreal landscape, devoid of vegetation, at the foot of the planet’s highest mountain, the base camp attracts hordes of visitors.

EBC & KALA PATTHAR TREK

Going through the heartland of the Sherpa people, the trek enjoys views of the most famous Himalayan peaks. Designed for those who dream of being close to Everest without climbing it, the two weeks of hiking in high altitude takes you through fabulous landscapes. Add to that the unforgettable views of the Everest range from Kala Patthar, and you have a winner!!

Flying directly to Lukla, the Gateway to Everest in the Khumbu region is quite a start. A spectacular 45-minute flight over the giant Himalayan peaks and you’re good to go. The adventure of a lifetime begins here as you start your trek. The first destination of note is Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), a trading settlement between Tibet and Nepal. An overnight halt here ensures you get properly acclimatized. Then we enter the Khumbu valley, into the realm of giant, icy peaks glittering in the sun. Along the way, we come across villages with typical dry-stone houses, numerous inscribed stones (manis), stupas and monasteries perched on hilltops that seemingly touch the skies.   The sight of countless towering peaks is beyond one’s imagination: Everest (8,848m), Makalu (8,475m), Lhotse ( 8,383m), Pumori (7,145m), Nuptse (7,879m), Ama Dablam (6,856m) and more.

HIGHLIGHTS
Charming Sherpa villages and colorful Buddhist monasteries: Namche Bazar, Khumjung, Thengboche.
- Spectacular views from Kala Patthar (5,643 m) and arriving at Everest Base Camp in just 2 weeks.
- The dramatic, spine-tingling flight over the mountains to Lukla.
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Itinerary

  • Level of Trek: Difficult
  • Best Period: March - April & October - November
  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Number of walking days: 11
  • Highest Altitude: 5545 Meters
  • Flights: kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge during trek

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Day

Arrival in Kathmandu, welcome and transfer to the hotel.
- Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu on B/B Plan
- Meals on your own

Meet with your guide. Depending on the composition of your group, the departure for Ramechhap Airport can be arranged for 2:00 pm to spend the night there in a lodge.
- Accommodation: Holy Himalaya Hotel on BB Plan or similar
- Meals on your own

If leaving for Ramechap on the same day as your flight, depart by night shuttle at 03: 00 am for Ramechhap Airport, a 4-5 hr drive. The early morning flight from Ramechhap to Lukla offers a panoramic view of the eastern Himalayas; Langtang, Gauri, Shanker, Numbur, Manglungtse, and finally Everest appears during the short flight. In Lukla (2,700 m), we meet with the Sherpas awaiting our arrival with all the equipment.
The trek begins with a short descent to the Dudh Khosi Valley.
From the village of Chaunrikarka (2,621 m), the trail leads us north through small Sherpa villages where wheat, potatoes, corn and vegetables are grown. A wooden, suspension bridge takes us across the Dudh Koshi River.
- Ascent + : 50 meters
- Ascent - : 250 meters
- Duration of hike: 3 hr
- Accommodation: Lodge

The day begins with a hike along the Dudh-Kosi River and the trail climbs gently. We make several river crossings to reach Jorsale (2,805 m).  From there we start a steep climb towards Namche Bazaar. In only half an hour we get our first view of Everest. Arriving early in Namche (3,440m) gives us the advantage of having time to discover what Namche is all about and meet with the local Sherpas. Some Tibetan shops and traders sell jewelry and handicrafts from Tibet. Once a week, a large number of people gather for a special market set up for local farmers from the surrounding area to sell wheat, corn, millet, etc.
- Ascent + 900 m
- Descent - : 50 m
- Duration of hike: 5 hr
- Accommodation: Lodge

A day of acclimatization and rest in Namche.
- Accommodation: Lodge

Above Namche Bazaar, we walk along a gently sloping trail on the mountainside heading towards Mong Pass, with superb views of Ama-Dablam and Kantega, two of Nepal's most spectacular peaks. The trail then descends to Phortse-Tenga (3,600 m) along Dudh Koshi (the Milky River) followed by an uphill path till Phortse village (3,800 m). This is a perfect hike for acclimatization.
- Ascent + :760 m
- Descent - : 300 m
- Duration of hike: 5 hr
- Accommodation: Lodge

The day begins with a slow and steady climb up the Khumbu Valley to Pangboche with a background dominated by Ama-Dablam. For 1 ½ hours we follow the Inija Khola (river) through Shomare, and then the Lobuche Khola to Pheriche.
- Ascent + : 500 m
- Descent - : 100 m
- Duration of hike: 5 - 6 hr 
- Accommodation: Lodge

We have an easy walk for an hour, then the trail makes a gentle climb to Thokla (4,620 m), and we go on to the Thokla Pass (4,830 m), where many chortens (stupas) remind you of the deceased on Everest expeditions. The path is rocky until Lobuche.
- Ascent + : 640 m
- Duration of hike: 4 - 5 hr 
- Accommodation: Lodge

Following the Khumbu glacier; the climb is relatively easy until Gorakshep. We check into a lodge, rest and go for an afternoon (optional) excursion to Everest Base Camp and back.
- Ascent + : 250 m
- Descent - 250 m
- Duration of hike: 4 hr
- Accommodation: Lodge

Early morning we leave for Kala Patthar (5,545 m) to enjoy good views. We find ourselves in the center of a huge amphitheater surrounded by the highest and most famous summits of the world; a humbling sight that will stay etched in your mind forever. Then we descend to Dingboche.
- Ascent + : 460 m
- Descent - : 1250 m
- Duration of hike: 8 hr
- Accommodation: Lodge

We go downhill to Pangboche where we find one of the oldest gompas (monastery) of Nepal. We walk through a forest and several villages on the way down to Tengboche, the spiritual heart of Khumbu. Magnificent site dominated by the giant peak Ama-Dablam as a backdrop.
- Ascent + : 150 m
- Descent - : 640 m
- Duration of hike: 5 hr
- Accommodation: Lodge

We make a long descent to Dudh Koshi (Milky River) and hike up to Sanasa before stopping for lunch at Namche. We then take an afternoon walk down to Monjo village, where we overnight.
- Ascent + : 450 m
- Descent - : 1400 m
- Duration of hike: 6 hr
- Accommodation: Lodge

We walk through the forest of Gumila and finally reach Lukla
- Ascent + : 200 m
- Descent - : 200 m
- Duration of hike: 4 hr
- Accommodation: Guest House

This morning, we catch a flight back to Ramechhap and drive to Kathmandu. Stop for lunch on the way. If weather permits, we get to see the great Himalayan chain of mountains. Check-in at your hotel.
- Accommodation: Holy Himalaya Hotel in BB Plan or similar
- Dinner on your own

- Accommodation: Holy Himalaya Hotel on BB Plan or similar. Go on a sightseeing tour of the city.
- Meals on your own.

Transfer to TIA (Kathmandu Airport) for your return flight.
End of our services

What's included

- All the transfers by private vehicle according to itinerary
- 3 nights at hotel Holy Himalaya or similar in Kathmandu on BB basis
- trek in the Lodges on full board basis
- English speaking Guide for trekking
- 1 full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu with a cultural guide and private vehicle
- Trekking Staffs: 1 Assistant Sherpa from 4 Pax and 1 Porter for 2 Pax
- During trek, maximum carry 13 kg/person
- Trekking Permits for Sagarmatha National Parc & Khumbu Village Community Tax
- Insurance of the staffs

What's not included

- Domestic flights indicated on supplements
- Lunch & Dinner at Kathmandu except Breakfast
- During trek, maximum carry 13kg/person
- Cargo charge for domestic flight if luggage weight is more than 15Kg (Hand Carry + Luggage)
- Entrance Fees in Kathmandu valley
- Visa Nepal at airport ( 30$ + Photos)
- International flights
- Compulsory repatriation insurance
- Tips, personal expenses, drinks, sleeping bag, hot showers, battery recharge during trek...

Suppliments

>> Domestic flight : 360$

>> Single romm for 4 nights : 100$
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