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Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek with Phortse

Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar Trek is a grand journey with a visit to Phortse village that takes you to the base camp of the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest/Sagarmatha (8848 m) and the top of Kala Patthar Peak (5545 m). Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar are among the most popular in the world for adventure trekking, offering spectacular views of mountains including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and other snow-capped mountains and a diverse range of flora and fauna. The trek trail is in the Everest region. The Everest region is covered by the Sagarmatha National Park - the park was established on 19 July 1976, and was designated a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.

The Everest region is also the hometown of the Sherpa people, so their lifestyle, culture, and traditions make for a unique travel experience. The trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar is an amazing adventure trip in Nepal that you will never forget. There are many trekking starting points for the Everest Base Camp trek, but those who have less time, start the trek from Lukla and end at Lukla airport, just 35 minutes flight away from Kathmandu airport. The route from Lukla to Everest Base Camp and returning via Tengboche Monastery is more commonly used, but the Everest Base Camp Trek along Phortse Village is designed for those who do not wish to return by the same route.

Phortse village is an agricultural village growing potatoes and buckwheat. Phortse village has also been developed as a model eco-tourism village. From Phortse village (3810 m) you can have spectacular views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Machhermo Peak, Thamserku, Khumbu Yul Lha, and Kwangde Peak. After Phortse village we have to pass through a narrow trail between Phortse village to Pangboche but get more chances to see Himalayan Thar, Yak, Pheasant, and Eagle, etc.

However, the main goal of Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar Trek is to reach the base camp (5364 m) of Mount Everest and climb the non-technical peak Kala Pathar (5545 m) for a close-up view of Mount Everest and other beautiful mountains. During the visit, you can also witness the views of Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Icefall, and old Buddhist monasteries like Tengboche Monastery, also known as Dawa Choling Gompa.

Our below itinerary includes 13 days trek and 2 days sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, but if you come with kids or are not experienced, it is better to manage 14 days for trekking only. Book Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar Trek with us and trek to the foothills of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, and share your experience with your family and friends.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Day 03: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610m)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar - (3,440m)
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867m)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m)
Day 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche (4410m)
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5160m) and visit Everest Base Camp (5364m)
Day 11: Gorakshep Hike to Kala Pattar then trek to Pheriche (4240m)
Day 12: Trek to Phortse Village (3810)
Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 14: Trek to Lukla (2840m)
Day 15: Lukla fly back to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 16: Reserve Day in Kathmandu
Day 17: Depart Kathmandu


Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Everest
Trek Start Point:  Lukla
Trek End Point: Lukla
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse / Camping
Trekking Grade: Medium
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 5545m
Duration: 17 Days

The price will be depending on service quality that you are going to use accommodation (Deluxe, Standard & Budget) in cities and entire the trekking either way normal teahouse or best available or Camping (Fully tented camp) so better to mention us what you are expecting? Please click here to request the price.

PRICE INCLUDES:-

  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation including before and after the trek
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Historical monument city sightseeing with a tour guide
  • Historical monuments city sightseeing transportation by Non A/C Comfortable Vehicle
  • Kathmandu sightseeing/monument visits Entrance fees
  • Domestic air tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu for guests and guide
  • Trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers Lodge/Teahouse (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Three time meals a day during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/Main course
  • Dessert (Fresh Fruits/Chocolate) after dinner on behalf of the company
  • One Experienced English-speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide and his food, accommodation, and salary
  • Porters from Lukla to carry your luggage while trekking (Two guests get one porter carrying a maximum of 25 kg of luggage)
  • Everest / Sagarmatha National park entry fee
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry fee
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government taxes and office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES:-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • International air tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all types of hot drinks in Trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Hot water, battery charge and hot shower charge during the trek (If need to pay)
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Expenses resulting from delays beyond our control in case of weather, flight cancellations, or natural calamities
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
After you arrive in Kathmandu airport please check our company board outside the main gate there will be our airport representative you will meet with him and he will transferred to hotel by private vehicle and our representative will help you to check-in your hotel after that if time enough, representative will take you to our office for short briefing about the trip but if not enough time then give a short trip brief in hotel and request to pay the due balance for the trip. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
After breakfast, Kathmandu visits Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Boudhanath Stupa which are all World Heritage Sites. Durbar Square throws light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important pilgrimage places for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as Monkey Temple and Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. Late in the afternoon, we introduced you to your mountain/trek guide. overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610m) 35 minutes fly and 3 hrs walk
A thrilling scenic flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla [2850m]. After meeting the supporting crew (porter), we head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail to Phakding. Stay overnight at Phakding

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar - (3,440m) 6 hrs
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 Sagarmatha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region. Today if clear weather we get the first glimpse of Mount Everest. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market - a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La. Namche is the gateway to the Khumbu region. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar is decorated between two ridges amongst the giant peaks of the Khumbu. An ancient market place where goods from as far away as Tibet were and still are traded, Namche today boasts an abundance of lodges, cafes, bars and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Thyangboche. Options for acclimatization walks include the one-hour walk up to the Everest Hotel above the village for the spectacular views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (3867m) 5hrs
Today we start our trek towards Tengboche enjoying good view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. The trek follows on the gradual trail with few ups and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great Himalaya. Along the way we can spot wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Kyangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sanasa which is the main junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. A path follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Kosi River, we reach Phunki Tenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Tenga we then have a little tough climb steep up through the pine forests while before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Everest, Nuptse and Ama Dablam and it has a biggest and famous Buddhist Monastery in whole Khumbu region.  Stay overnight at Tengboche.

Day 07: Tengboche trek to Dingboche (4410m) 5hrs
From Thyangboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche among thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Ama Dabla and Island Peak. Stay overnight at Dingboche

Day 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche (4410m)
Today we have a rest day in Dingboche to acclimatization which is very important before proceeding higher to avoid altitude sickness. Some trekkers trek up to Chhukhung or further climb to the Chukhung Ri (5550m), it is long day walk provides incredible views of moraines  valley and beautiful mountains. If you don’t go Chhukhung it is possible go to Nangkartshang Gompa. One enjoyable short walk (3/4 hours) is the 400m climb to Nangkartshang Gompa, on the ridge north of Dingboche where you can witness the fifth highest mountain in the word Mt. Makalu (8,463m. Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 09: Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4910m) 5hrs
From here on forth, the trek will move more gradually be more challenging, due to the higher altitude. We’ll pass Dungla, but not before a tough, steep walk to the top of a high hill. Here are the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to Everest over the years. The next part of our adventure brings over craggy mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement with amazing views of Mount Lobuche, Nuptse and Pumari. Stay overnight at Lobuche

Day 10: Lobuche trek to Gorak Shep (5160m) and visit Everest Base Camp (5364m) 7 hrs
We start walk by following a trail through the ablation valley at the side of the Khumbu Glacier, gaining height steadily. At this point the glacier is still hidden from us by the moraine, but as we climb to cross the rubble of a tributary glacier, we can see the great Khumbu Glacier stretching away down valley and also up towards the area of Base Camp. Beyond this tributary we reach an island of sparse grasses below the famous hill known as Kala Pattar. This place is Gorak Shep, once a summer yak herding meadow in the middle of nowhere, this remote spot now boasts several of the highest teahouses/lodges in Nepal. Above Gorak Shep, it is a steady trek to Everest Base camp, walking at first on the moraine crest and finally on the Khumbu Glacier itself. We will spend an hour or so in this inspirational place, close beneath the stupendous Khumbu Icefall, before returning at Gorak Shep. Stay overnight at Gorakshep.

Day 11: Gorakshep Hike to Kala Pattar then trek to Pheriche (4240m) 8hrs
Early in the morning, we take a hike to Kalapatthar, dotted with the black rock. Massive Everest region peaks appear eventually during the trek, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse face, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche East and Pumori. The golden sunrise over the white peaks really entices us that we capture in the camera. The Khumbu glacier is seen down in a winding form. Then we descend to Gorakshep and have a breakfast. Tracking down along the descent route, we reach to Thugla and cross the stream. We take a right trail avoiding the trail to Dingbuche. In Pheriche, there is a health centre. Stay Overnight at Pheriche

Day 12: Preriche trek to Phortse Village (3810) 4hrs
As we begin the trek, the charming Everest splendid surrounds us. Kangtega and Thamserku lie just above us along with the Khumbi La and Kongde RI.Cross Imja Khola before heading towards the destination, Phortse, today short walking to go Phortse village, it is a typical Sherpa village in the Khumbu region and little less explored village as it lies off the regular main base camp trail. Almost 3.5 hours of trekking journey brings us incredible views and amazing cultural experience. Stay overnight at Phortse village.

Day 13: Phortse Village trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6hrs
The trail here descends for nearly twenty minutes and ascends up steeply for almost one hour to Mongla (4000m). From this spot, you can see the panoramic view of Ama Dablam, Tamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Konde-Ri and Tawache Peak. The trail follows to Namche Bazaar Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 14: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla (2840m) 8hrs
Trek from Namche Bazaar the trail descent to Phakding Village on the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. If the weather is clear, take plenty of photos of your final view of Mount Everest. The Trekking from Phakding to Lukla as we begin with a descent, then climb 600 meters to end the trek in Lukla. Tonight is your last night in Himalaya so it will be nice to enjoy your last night with drinking a beer and sharing your experience with your crew. Stay Overnight at Lukla

Day 15: Lukla fly back to Kathmandu
35-minutes amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. After arrive in Kathmandu then drive to your Hotel. Stay overnight in Kathmandu

Day 16: Reserve Day in Kathmandu
Lukla gets occasional flight delays during the main season. This may cause missing your international flights as well, so we recommend you to prepare accordingly. Lukla suffers from quick weather changes and that may affect inbound and outbound flights. We reserved this day for possible flight delays. If we have a timely flight on DAY 15, we can use this day for rest in Kathmandu. You can shop around local markets and walk around the city. Overnight at Hotel

Day 17: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination

Joining a group is available in the high trekking season. Please contact us to check availability.

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