Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar
The Everest Base Camp Trek is a challenge, 14 days of walking, high altitudes, rocky tracks, and some steep inclines, but what an achievement to say you reached the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. The path begins in ancient Kathmandu, where you'll acclimate and explore the city at your leisure while expecting your ascent. Your trek to Everest Base Camp world's tallest mountain will bring you over suspension bridges spanning chasms of thin air, through hidden Buddhist monasteries, and into the heart of the warm, rugged Sherpa culture.
Destination: Everest, Nepal
Trip Routes: Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche Bazar - Tengboche - Pheriche - Lobuche - Gorakshep; Everest Base Camp - Pheriche; Kala Patthar - Namche Bazaar - Lukla - Kathmandu
Activities: Trekking and Sightseeing
Altitude: 5555m (18225 ft)
Trip Duration: 14 Day (s)
Trip Grade: Strenuous
Season: January to December
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Fly Kathmandu—Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,562m /8700ft): 3-4 hrs trek
Day 03: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft): 10km, 6-7hrs
Day 04: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization and exploration day
Day 05: Namche Bazzar - Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5-6 hrs. 10km
Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche (4312m): 5-6 hours
Day 07: Acclimatisation day in Pheriche (4312m) - optional side trek
Day 08: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4920m): 4-5 hours
Day 09: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,160 m/17,000ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft) Gorak Shep : 15km, 8-10 hrs
Day 10: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 ft) - Pheriche (4,280 m/14,070 ft), 15km, 8-10 hrs
Day 11: Pheriche – Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft), 15km, 8-9 hrs
Day 12: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2,642m/8,668ft), 18km, 7-8 hrs
Day 13: Lukla – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft), 35 min flight
Day 14: Final Trek departure
Cost and dates
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Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
We will welcome you at the airport and drop you to the hotel.
Day 2 Fly Kathmandu—Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,562m /8700ft): 3-4 hrs trek
Day 3 Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft): 10km, 6-7 hrs
Trek leads through a beautiful pine forest, along Dudh Koshi River crossing many suspension bridges via Sherpa villages Benkar, Chimoa, Monjo and Jorsole national park permit checkpoint with the tranquility view of glistering Mt. Thamserku.
Day 4 Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization and exploration day
Today will be spent resting and allowing your bodies to become acclimatized to the lofty altitude. There’s an optional 2 hour hike to Everest View Point, an uphill walk that will help speed acclimatization. Otherwise, spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar.
Day 5 Namche Bazzar - Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5-6 hrs. 10 km
Breathtaking views of the Himalayas - Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde - are some of the highlights of the day.
Day 6 Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche (4312m): 5-6 hours
The trail starts with a steep descent through woods towards a suspension bridge over the Imja Khola River. Then you begin a steady climb up to Pheriche via Pangboche, which houses the most ancient monastery in the region.
Day 7 Acclimatisation day in Pheriche (4312m) - optional side trek
Day 8 Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4920m): 4-5 hours
The trail continues up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse (6440m) and Tawoche (6542m). Afterward, the climb gets steeper to reach the foot of the Khumbu glacier.
Day 9 Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,160 m/17,000ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft) Gorak Shep : 15km, 8-10 hrs
Day 10 Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 ft) - Pheriche (4,280 m/14,070 ft), 15km, 8-10 hrs
A very early morning climb of 2-3 hours up Kala Patthar offers a sunrise awakening of the Himalayan chain. First Everest then its surrounding vassals: Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Lhotse and Nuptse.Plus Cho Oyo in the west and Ama Dablam to the south.
Day 11 Pheriche – Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft), 15km, 8-9 hrs
Day 12 Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2,642m/8,668ft), 18km, 7-8 hrs
From Namche, the trail descends to more comfortable altitudes, passing through the friendly farming villages, crossing the suspension bridge at Thado Koshi before rising to Ghat and Cheplung.
Day 13 Lukla – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft), 35 min flight
Day 14 Final Trek departure
After breakfast, transfer to international airport and fly to onward destination.
- Valid passport
- 2 extra passport size photos
- Photocopies of passport and visa form
- Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
- Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines
- Sleeping bag
- Headlight with batteries
- Water bottles
- Small wash towel
Personal Clothing items:
- Sun hat or scarf
- warm fleece hat
- Black Sunglasses
- Weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Down vest or jacket
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
- Hiking shorts
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants
- Waterproof pants
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers or sandals)
- Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
- toothpaste/brush set;
- hand sanitizer gel
- 1 synthetic towel
- First-Aid kit
- Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium)
- Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen)
- cold medicine.
- antibiotics for stomach infection
- anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide)
- water purification tablets
This trek can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the level of accommodation like?
In Kathmandu, your accommodation will usually include an attached bathroom and have facilities such as air conditioning, reception and dining services.
Once you start your trek, you will be staying in “Teahouses.” Accommodation is limited, especially the higher you get, so your room may vary from a private single/double room to a bed in a dormitory. Bed mattresses are usually firm, not sprung mattresses that you may be used to at home. The accommodation is very basic and there will usually be shared shower and toilet facilities.
Where can I keep my luggage?
Any luggage that you will not require during your trek can be kept securely in the hotel in Kathmandu or in the storeroom of our office.
Do I need to take walking polls?
Walking polls are not essential but can be useful especially on the way down. Poles help you balance on the way down and take the strain off of your legs (quad muscles) on some of the steep climbs. You can buy or hire poles in Kathmandu and they easily collapse so you can attach them to your backpack when they are not needed.
Can I buy any equipment in Kathmandu before the start of the trip?
There are plenty of trekking shops in Kathmandu selling equipment inexpensively compared to the prices you would normally pay at home, although, the quality of these products cannot always be guaranteed. If you do not want to take the risk, we recommend you buy major items such as trekking shoes, before you arrive in Nepal.
Can I recharge my iPod, batteries, cameras etc… while on the mountain tour?
Yes, you can, in the teahouses. Please remember that plugs might be different than at home so don’t forget to bring adapters with you or buy them in Kathmandu before the trip. You will have to pay for the use of the electricity to recharge your electrical items, usually at a cost of $2-3 US per hour.
Can we take showers during the trek?
Showers are available at the teahouses. They will usually be shared bathrooms in most teahouses, especially the higher up you go. You will have to pay for a hot water shower per person.
How much money per day do you think I will need? What currency should I take?
The amount of money you will need on a daily basis depends on your spending habits. A guide would be $10 per day for extra drinks and bar bill during your trek and $20 per day to cover lunch/dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
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