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  • Base Camp Trek - Kalapattar and Everest Base Camp
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Kalapattar and Everest Base Camp

Country : Nepal

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Duration :
15 days
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Kalapattar and Everest Base Camp

This moderate trek to Kalapattar and Everest Base Camp is specially designed for those who dream to see Everest from close in a relatively short time.

Through a 45 mn spectacular mountain flight, we reach Khumbu region at Lukla, where we slowly start our trek. We will reach Namshe Bazar, a rich trading village between Tibet and the Sherpa country, located at an altitude of 3440 m and considered as the capital of the Sherpas region.After a day rest in Namshe for acclimatization, we enter the Khumbu valley with its incredible giant peaks, to name a few:Everest (8848 m), Makalu (8475 m), Lhotse (8383 m), Pumori (7145 m), Nuptse (7879 m) or Ama-Dablam (6856 m) ...

Below the track winds through barley fields and small dry stone villages, stupas and monasteries.

Highlights for the trip Kalapattar and Everest Base Camp

  • A moderate trekking to approach the Himalayan giant peaks.
  • Beautiful Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries: Namche Bazar, Khumjung, Thengboche.
  • Climbing Kalapatar (5643 m)and reaching Everest Base Camp in just 2 weeks.
  • The impressive mountain flight between Kathmandu and Lukla
  • Base Camp Trek - Kalapattar and Everest Base Camp
  • Base Camp Trek - Carrier in Kalapattar
  • Base Camp Trek - Khumjung Kalapattar
  • Base Camp Trek - Tengboche Monastery

Day by day itinerary for Kalapattar and Everest Base Camp

Day 1 : Visit Katmandou

Arrival in Kathmandu, welcome and transfer to the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu on B/B

Day 2 : Flight to Lukla (2800m) - Phakding (2600m)

Early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla with a panoramic view of the eastern Himalayas; Langtang, Gauri Shanker, Numbur, Manglungtse, and finally Everest appear during this 45-minute flight. In Lukla (2700 m), the Sherpas are waiting for us with the equipment.

The trek begins with a short descent to the Dudh-Koshi Valley.

From the village of Chaunrikarka (2621 m), the path heads north through the Sherpas villages where wheat, potatoes, corn and vegetables are grown. We cross the Dudh-Koshi on a suspended wooden bridge.

  • Elevation positive 50 m
  • Elevation negative: 250 m
Duration : Walking hours : 3 hours

Day 3 : Phakding - Namche bazar

This day begins with a walk along the Dudh-Kosi. The path climbs gently. Several times we cross the river. After Jorsale (2805 m) starts a steep climb to Namche-Bazar. Half an hour later, we can see Everest. We arrive in Namche early enough to discover this famous Sherpa village and its inhabitants. Some Tibetan shops and traders sell jewelry and handicraft from Tibet. Every week an important market in Namche bring farmers from the surrounding area to sell wheat, corn, millet, etc.

  • Elevation positive 900 m
  • Elevation negative: 50 m
Duration : Walking hours : 5 hours

Day 4 : Namche bazar

Acclimatization and rest day in Namche (3440 m).

Day 5 : Namche - Phortse Tenga (3800m)

Above Namche Bazar, a gently sloping path on the mountainside towards Mong Pass, overlooking Ama-Dablan and Kantega, two of Nepal's most spectacular peaks. We then descend to Phortse-Tenga at 3600 m along the Milky River (Dudh-koshi) and reach Phortse village (3800 m). A perfect walk for acclimatization to altitude.

  • Elevation positive 760 m
  • Elevation negative: 300 m
Duration : Walking hours : 5 hours      

Day 6 : Phortse - Pheriche (4270m)

Slow and steady climb up the Khumbu Valley to Pangboche dominated by the Ama-Dablam. For 1:30 h, we follow the inijakhola river through Shomare, and then the LobucheKhola to Pheriche.

  • Elevation positive 560 m
  • Elevation negative: 100 m

Day 7 : Pheriche - Lobuche (4910m)

Easy walk for 1 hour, then the trail climbs gently to Thokla (4,620 m), and forwards to the Thokla Pass (4830 m), where many chortens (stupas) carry the in memory of the deceased on Everest expeditions. The path is rocky until Lobuche.

  • Elevation positive 640 m
  • Elevation negative: 0 m
Duration : Walking hours : 4 to 5 hours

Day 8 : Lobuche - Gorakshep (5140m) - Everest Base Camp (5364m) (Optional)

Following the Khumbu glacier; the climb is relatively easy until Gorakshep. Rest in a lodge and in the afternoon, optional excursion to Everest Base Camp and return to Gorakshep.

  • Elevation positive 230 m (+250 if EBC)
  • Elevation negative: 50 m (-250 m if EBC)
  • Altitude difference: 230 m (+250 m if EBC)
Duration : Walking hours : 2:30 h (+ 4h if EBC excursion)

Day 9 : Gorakshep - Kalapattar (5545m) - Dingboche (4350m)

Departure early morning to Kalapthar (5545 m) to enjoy the view. We are in the heart of a huge amphitheater surrounded by the highest and most prestigious summits of the world in the mineral universe of the high mountains. Back to Dingboche.

  • Elevation positive 460 m
  • Elevation negative: 1250 m
Duration : Walking hours : 8 hours

Day 10 : Dingboche - Tengboche (3860m)

To Pangboche, one of the oldest gompas of Nepal. Crossing forests and villages on the way to Tengboche, the spiritual heart of Khumbu. Visit the famous monastery in this magnificent site dominated by the Ama-Dablam.

  • Elevation positive 150 m
  • Elevation negative: 640 m
Duration : Walking hours : 5 hours

Day 11 : Tengboche - Monjo (2800m)

Long walk to the Milky River and up to Sanasa before lunch in Namche and afternoon walk downwards to Monjo village and overnight at Lodge.

  • Elevation positive 450 m
  • Elevation negative: 1400 m
Duration : Walking hours : 6 hours

Day 12 : Monjo - Lukla (2800m)

We walk through Gumila Forest to Lukla. Rest in Lukla.

  • Elevation positive 250 m
  • Elevation negative: 250 m
Duration : Walking hours : 4 hours

Day 13 : Flight Lukla - Katmandou

In the morning, fly to Kathmandu. On a clear day, the view is superb on the Himalayan range. Transfer to the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu on BB

Kathmandu hotel room, breakfast

Day 14 : Day visit the main sites in Katmandou

Sightseeing day in Kathmandu

Accommodation: same hotel on BB

Day 15 : Transfer to the airport

End of Base Camp Trek services.