Everest Base Camp with Kalapathar Trek trail starts from Lukla airport after scenic flight from Manthali - 130 km far from Kathmandu. Lukla the gate way to Everest, trail continues to Phakding crossing up very beautiful white Dudhkoshi river . Namche Bazaar , the largest Sherpa village in Khumbu region, Thame located in the west of Namche which is known as the native land of Everest Summiters and Khumjung a historical village for Himalayan wild yeti.
You can explore the Himalayan Sherpa people, their Tibetan Buddhist culture, Monasteries , local people and life style etc. We can see the amazing views of Himalayas peaks of Lhotse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam Kangtega,Khumbila peak,Thame peak, Kunde, Kunde ri including Mt. Everest 8848m "Top of the world". Everest base camp & Kalapathar trek offers the best opportunity to discover Himalayan experience, exotic Khumbu glacier and Tengboche ancient Buddhist monastery . This trek is much popular and many visitors , trekkers and summiters come here each year to glorify this experience once in their life time opportunity.
Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport. Our representative will greet and assist you at airport . Then transfer you to hotel. Check- in hotel with rest and trek briefing followed. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Flight to Lukla / Trek to Phading (2600 m)
Early morning 2 am drive to Manthali domestic airport at Rammachhap district . Flight to Lukla the gateway to Everest begins from here .These days due to air traffic problem in Kathmandu domestic airport, flights have been taken from Manthali domestic airport. Board a scenic flight about 25-30 minutes to reach Lukla airport. Meet local Sherpa potter and after collection of luggage , begin your trail crossing the Dudh Koshi valley . Step up gently around 4 hours to reach destination of first day at Phakding. Rest and overnight at teahouse.
Day 03 Phakding - Namche Bazzar (3,440 m):
Today after breakfast , start the trial that leads through a beautiful pine forest, along Dudh Koshi River crossing many suspension bridges via Sherpa villages Benkar, Chimoa, Monjo and Jorsole a national park permit check point with the tranquility view of glistering Mt. Thamserku (6,618 m) .Trail continues crossing high Tenzing- Hilary suspension bridge. About 6 hours ascend finally, reach a prosperous trading and administrative village - Namche Bazar. Overnight in Namche Bazar teahouse.
Day 04 Namche Bazzar: Acclimatization day
Today is Acclimatization day. In order to be fit and suitable with altitude and surrounding today after breakfast stroll around to Syangboche airport 3720m, 2nd highest altitude airport in the world . Visit Khumjung village 3840m and Sherpa Museum ,where you can get to see first glimpse of Everest peak . Later back to teahouse and overnight.
Day 05 Namche Bazzar - Tengboche (3,870m)
After breakfast, start trail leads moderately flat with superb view of Mount Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku . Cross suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River a steep climb through pine and juniper forest, walk about 4 hours to reach Tengboche. The famous Tengoche Gompa (Tengboche Monastery) with the background view of Ama Dablam and many peaks. Rest and overnight in teahouse.
Day 06 Tengboche - Dingboche (4,360 m)
Today, early breakfast and ascends trail slowly as altitude gradually increasing . Crossing bridge over Imja Khola to Pangboche village about 4 hours with the towering close view of Mt. Ama Dablam . Keep the trail up hill to reach last part of the day to Dingboche village about next 2 hours - the last Sherpa settlement with the beautiful terraced field enclosed by stone wall . Overnight in teahouse.
Day 07 Dingboche: Acclimatization day
This is another scheduled rest day for acclimitize. Get your body fit with higher altitude and surroundings. An enjoyable 3-4 hrs , 400m climb to Nangkartshang Gompa, on the ridge north of Dingboche village can be the best choice. This vintage point offers view of Mt. Makalu (8,463m) to the east, Mt. Ama Dablam and valley floor. Return back to Dingboche teahouse and overnight .
Day 08 Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940 m ):
After breakfast, trail climbs to ridge of Khumbu Glacier about 3 hour. Passing by you can view the memorial built stone of lost Mounatain climbers and Sherpas, including Scott Fischer who died in the 1996, Everest disaster. This place has awesome view of Mt. Khumbutse (6623m), Pumori (7145 m) and Mahalangur Himal.Everest is hidden behind the towering wall of Nuptse and Lhotse. Follow the trial about an hour to reach Lobuche. Overnight in teahouse.
Day 09 Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,160 m) / Everest Base Camp (5,364 m)
Today is the main day. With early breakfast , our trek follows windy and rocky path with crest of north ridge to Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Nuptse etc. Trail continues along side of Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep about 4 hours. Check in to teahouse .Take Lunch and ascend trail to Everest Base Camp about 2 hours.
Hurray !!! The dream to step in Everest Base Camp is succeed !!!
From here you can witness the fantastic view of Khumbu Icefall , 360 degree of panaromic range view and colorful tent camp site of Everest expedition during expedition season. Everest peak is just hidden behid the west shoulder of Everest and in between Mt. Nuptse . After enjoy your time.trek back to Gorakshep about 2 hours , rest at teahouse and overnight.
Day 10 Kala Patthar (5,545 m) / Pheriche (4,280 m)
A very early morning climb of 2 hours up hill to Kala Patthar fore the magnificient sunrise view over Himalayan range and Everest peak . This day is also a memerising for the life time moment . Spent 15-20 minutes at top with 360 degree view of ranges and descend back to Gorak Shep for breakfast. Later descend the trial to Pheriche village for overnight .
Day 11 Pheriche – Namche Bazzar (3,440 m)
Today’s trail gradually descends to Deboche passing through rhododendron forest to village of Tengboche monastery and great views in all directions. Cross the Imja Khola and led the path back to Namche Bazzar about long descend of 7-8 hours. Overnight in Namche Bazzar
Day 12 Namche Bazzar – Lukla (2,642 m)
From Namche, the trail descends to more comfortable altitudes, passing through the friendly farming villages of Jorsale (where we exit the National Park), Monjo, Phakding, then crosses the suspension bridge at Thado Koshi before rising to Ghat and Cheplung. Round off the adventure with the final 700m, 35min ascent to Lukla and say goodbye to your porter. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 13 Lukla – Manthali / Drive to Kathmandu (1,300m)
After an early breakfast, take the return flight back to Manthali, Ramachhep . Then drive back to Kathmandu about 4 hours. Check-in hotel and rest. Overnight at hotel .
Day 14 Free day
Breakfast and rest day leisure / shopping . Evening transfer to Typical Nepalese restaurant for Nepali cuisine dinner with cultural dance performance show. Back to hotel and overnight .
Day 15 Departure
After breakfast, timely transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuwan Int'l. Airport for your onward destination.
3 nights accommodation in Tourist standard 3* Hotel in Kathmandu at Thamel touristic city on BB basis.
Necessary formalities Trekking permits of Everest (Sagarmatha National Park) and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System).
Accommodation in tea house lodge in TWN/TRP sharing basis during Trekking period.
Meals ( breakfast,lunch & dinner ) during the trek period only.
Farewell dinner at Kathmandu
Food and accommodation for local Sherpa porter.
Roundtrip domestic flight tickets .
An experienced & professional English speaking trekking guide from Kathmandu.
[Price coded on base of 6 pax. ]
Travel insurance [Highly Recommended ]
Excess baggage charges.
Extra night accommodation of early arrival, late departure, weather condition or any other reason than the scheduled itinerary.
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu city
Helicopter Rescue operation .
Cold and alcoholic drinks
Personal high altitude sickness , medicines, sleeping bags, first aid kits, equipments, gears, cloths etc.
Personal expenses: phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge of camera or mobile (USD 3-5 per ) and hot shower(USD 5-7 per ) in mountain region.
Tips for guide/ porters
Tourist Standard Class and Teahouses
* Customization of Tour itinerary is Possible as per your need
* Any change or information needed , can contact via mail firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon your arrival at USD 30 (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa, USD 50 for a 30 days visa and USD 125 for a 90 days visas, and you can also extend it later on if you wish. They have newly installed technology (visa machine) which makes it no longer necessary to have a passport photo.
Important! Please bring 2 photos for your trekking permit and TIMS card .
Refund policy in case of not completing the trek
Sometimes trekkers are unable to finish the scheduled trek due to the various reasons or they ended up not completing the trek for health or personal reasons. In this case please realize that we cannot offer you any refunds for unused days on the trek. You have to understand that our costs are the same as we should pay in advance to hotels/guesthouse and guides and porters for the time we have committed all in book advance.
Above 3000 meter high above sea level , there will be thin air and oxygen level decreses . So first and foremost all in you should know your health condition . Any symptoms occuring please consult to your guide / potter or team . Do not keep your trails up high. Always remember : Climb high -Sleep Low method .