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18 Days Everest Base Camp and Kalaptaher trek

18 Days Everest Base Camp and Kalaptaher trek

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Duration: 18 days

Cost: $1595

Accommodation:

  • 3 star Hotel in Kathmandu 
  • Best Available Lodge in Trekking

Meals:

  • Dinners
  • Lunches
  • Breakfasts
  • tea and Coffee

Activities:

  • Active walking 
  • flight to Lukla 
  • Kathmandu sightseeing 
  • explore Sherpa culture 

Our Everest Base Camp and Kalapatther Trek of 18 days is simply a journey that takes you right to the heart of high Himalayas of Khumbu region. Trekking to the base camp of the world’s highest summit along with interacting with the friendly and helpful Sherpa’s known for their loyalty and warm hospitality, exploring the rural Nepal and the life of people living there, visiting the old age monasteries and most of all having an enthralling life time adventurous journey is exactly what the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatther trek is. 
This trek can be started by taking a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or by driving to Jiri or Shivalaya. Most of the trekkers start the journey by flying to Lukla as it saves most of the time than driving to Jiri and start trekking from there. But if you have time and want to travel via less crowded route then you can drive to Jiri and start trekking from there and fly out by Lukla. Make sure you have scheduled two days for acclimatization at Namche and Pheriche to avoid altitude sickness. 
On our trek you will reach at a high point of 5545m to the best view point on earth which is Kalapatthar. It offers the superb view of Mount Everest along with other several mountains. You will also pass through several Sherpa villages such as, Khumjung, Pangboche, Namche Bazaar which is also a major economic hub of people living in Khumbu region, and many other villages. You will also visit different monasteries such as Tengboche monastery which is the biggest monastery of that region. You will also encounter the amazing panoramic views of mountains such as Ama Dablam , Pumori,Lhotse, Nuptse etc along with beautiful Gokyo Lake and Gokyo valley

Outline Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival Day

DAY 02: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu

DAY 04: Phakding to Namche (3,440m)

DAY 03: Flight from KTM to Lukla

DAY 04: Phakding to Namche (3,440m)

DAY 05: Acclimatization day in Namche.

DAY 06: Namche to Tengboche (3,867m)

DAY 07: Tengboche to Pheriche

DAY 08: Acclimatization Day at Pheriche

DAY 09: Pheriche to Lobuche

DAY 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep.

DAY 11: Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp back to Gorakshep.

DAY 12: Gorakshep to Kalapatther back to Lobuche.

DAY 13: Lobuche to Dingboche

DAY 14: Dingboche-Tengboche

DAY 15: Tengboche to Namche

DAY 16: Namche-Lukla

DAY 17: Flight from Lukla - KTM, transfer to hotel.

Day 18: Final Departure.

Accommodations

Our accommodation will be in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and will be staying in tea houses and lodges during the trek as per availability. All accommodations are on twin share basis. If you want single supplement it will cost an additional charge. Actual adventure team will manage rooms with attached washrooms, except in some of the tea houses having shared washrooms and toilet facilities.  However single rooms are provided only as per the availability because it may not be available at the higher elevations.

Meals

All meals will be provided during our 14 days trek including welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu. The meals during our stay in Kathmandu will be provided in high class typical Nepali restaurants which serve you with delicious Nepali cuisines whereas we will have our breakfast and dinner in the tea houses/ lodges on trek. We will spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. We will serve you with local foods or the foods according to your preference and availability. 

Physical condition & Requirements

The 13 day Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed for trekkers having good health and average physical fitness. It is a moderate trek. This trek is specially designed for the travelers with past hiking experience and who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day. Although, there is no experience required. It is best if you start preparing for the trek a month before by doing exercise and maintaining proper diet. If you have any physical conditions then you should inform to actual adventure team before the trek.

Best time to travel

The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is Spring i.e. (from March to May) or during autumn i.e. (September to December) the temperature in these seasons guarantees promising and breathtaking views. However temperature reaches below 0 in December yet we can enjoy the mesmerizing views.

Trip start dates and costs

Please contact us for your customized departures and check available trip start dates and costs for EBC. 

DAY 01: Arrival Day

 On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport our representatives from Everest treks and tours.com will be waiting to welcome you with your name card and they will take you to the hotel in our private vehicle. 

DAY 02: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu

 The second day will be sightseeing day in Kathmandu valley. You will visit different cultural and historical places of Kathmandu valley including some of the UNESCO world heritage sites. The sightseeing includes Pashupatinath Temple which is one of the biggest temple of Hindu religions, Soyambhunath Stupa which is biggest Stupa for Buddhist religion you will also roam around Kathmandu durbar square, Bhaktapur durbar square, Patan durbar square where you will get to see the picturesque of ancient art and architectures. 

DAY 03: Flight from KTM to Lukla

 You will have a 35minute scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. You will encounter breathtaking scenario of the beautiful mountains covered with snow. After your arrival in Lukla airport you will have short introduction session with the rest of the team members have lunch there and then move to Phakding. Our overnight stay will be in Phakding.

DAY 04: Phakding to Namche (3,440m)

Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes through a waterfall.We will pass villages interspersed with magnificent forest- rhododendron, magnolia trees and giant firs throughout the day. And on the way to walking you will be rewarded (weather permitting) your first glimpse of Kusum Kanggru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up takes you to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m).

DAY 05: Acclimatization day in Namche.

 Acclimatization is most important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you take a short day’s hike to Thame, Khunde or Khumjung or relax and explore the sherpa culture of Namche. Namche Bazaar is also known as Sherpa capital. It has internet cafes, banks,shops etc. overall it is a major financial hub for the people of Khumbu region.  Our overnight stay will be in Namche Bazaar. 

DAY 06: Namche to Tengboche (3,867m)

After walking one hour you arrive in phungithanga from there the trail climbs through forests where you can spot musk deer. Tengboche sits on a saddle at 3870m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf fires and rhododendrons. Kwongde (6187m) Tawache(6542m) Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Ama Dablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) provide and inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We visit the Bhuddist Monastery at Tengboche; the largest in Khumbu region. The monastery holds a religious belif and known for tranquility. 

DAY 07: Tengboche to Pheriche

 Beyond Tengboche the altitude really starts to tell. The trail droops down to Dingboche, crosses the Imja Khola and climbs past superb mani stones ( carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant om mani padme hum) to Pangboche at 3860m The gompa here is worth visiting. Then the trail start climbs to Pheriche 4240m. Where there is a medical facility, which gives lectures everyday on Altitude Sickness.

DAY 08: Acclimatization Day at Pheriche

Another acclimatization day, again walking up and then coming back down is better than just resting in high altitude, you can make a day trip to Nangkartshang Gompa or up the hil to look down onto Dingboche,Both of the walks offers you with good views. 

DAY 09: Pheriche to Lobuche 

The trail climbs to Phalang karpo at 4340m then Duglha at 4620m,From Dughla the trail ascends the broad, gently sloping valley and climb steeply in to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier then left in to the memorial area Chukpilhara, before reaching the Lobuche at 4930m.

DAY 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep.

 The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy ablation valley with great views of Pumori then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gokrakshep. Stop for lunch then climb Kalapatthar to get the best views of Everest and the surrounding mountains, then and back to Gorakshep for the evening.

DAY 11: Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp back to Gorakshep.

 We will wake up early in the morning have our breakfast and after then we walk to Everest Base Camp, we will visit the area spend some time there capturing the moment for lifetime and then we will trek down to Lobuche.

DAY 12: Gorakshep to Kalapatther back to Lobuche.

On the 12th day of our trek we will have an early breakfast in Gorakshep. After having breakfast we will be heading towards the best view point on the earth which is Kalapatthar. From there we can grasp the remarkable view of the Mt. Everest. The views from Kalapatthar are outstanding. It will give us that heavenly pleasure we might have never thought having off.  We will have our lunch there and will return back to Lobuche. Our overnight stay will be on Lobuche.

DAY 13: Lobuche to Dingboche 

Today we will be moving down towards Dingboche from Lobuche. On our trial we will move downwards through Khumbu glacier moraine viewing the several great peaks gaining an altitude as we begin to descend. Dingboche is a Sherpa village. You can see Imja River flowing at the east of the village and a helicopter landing pad at the west of the river. There we can find different lodges and tea houses. Staying overnight in Dingboche makes an interesting accommodation alternative.

DAY 14: Dingboche-Tengboche

  We will wake up early in the morning and will be moving towards Tengboche from Dingboche. We will walk down through lush of green forest of rhododendron and pine trees along with the mesmerizing and pleasant sounds of birds singing. On our journey we will have the spectacular views of the terraced farmlands and alluring nature of the area. We will have our overnight stay in Tengboche.

DAY 15: Tengboche to Namche 

 Today we will wake up early in the morning and after having breakfast we will bid a goodbye to our lodge owner then descend through the same trial that we used climbing up to Tengboche from Namche. After a few hours trial we will reach to Namche Bazaar. Our overnight stay will be at Namche Bazaar.

DAY 16: Namche-Lukla

 Today will be our last day in Mountains. We will be moving towards Lukla from where we started our journey.  We will pass several villages and bidding goodbyes to the locals. We will have our overnight stay in Lukla remembering all those wonderful moments and bittersweet experiences of our journey. This last overnight stay in the Himalayas will be something different as you have accomplished the most adventurous journey of your life time. 

DAY 17: Flight from Lukla - KTM, transfer to hotel.

Today we will witness the mountains for the last 35 minutes during our flight and fly back to Kathmandu. Our representatives will take you to the hotel. Today will be your last day in Nepal. Our representatives from Everest treks and tours.com will drop you to the airport some hours before your flight for your final departure from Nepal. 

Day 18: Final Departure.

Thank you for choosing Everest Treks and tours for your Everest Base Camp Trek. We hope you are satisfied with our services. We will be waiting to serve you again. Our representatives will drop you to the airport for your final departure from Kathmandu or if you want your can extend your trip as well.  

Included in the cost

• Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car)
• Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with live cultural program.
• Stays in 3 star standard hotels or clean lodge/guest houses during the trek. (as per availability)
• Every meals during the trek.( breakfast, lunch, dinner, including tea and coffees)
• Seasonable fresh fruit.
• Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.(4:1)
• One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)
• Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.
• Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
• Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
• All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (national Park Permit, TIMS)
• Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
• All government and local taxes.

Cost excludes

• Tips for guides porters and drivers
• Nepalese visa fee.
• Extra night accommodation due to any reason in Kathmandu.
• Extra luggage charge.
• Person expenses not included in the itinerary.

Amazing Company, Wonderful experience, EBC and Kalapatthar 18 Days trek 2017!

(5/5)
I’d always been dreaming how the tallest summit actually look liked and has been planning to go to the base camp over several years and did it on November 2017. I did the trek with Everest Base Camp Trekking Tours and they made my trip extra amazing.  The services were of first class and started with a very warm welcome at airport. The guide Lakpa is a very humble person and showed a great hospitality during the trek. Without him I may not have completed my trek and he was the best guide I could have asked for. Kedar was always concerned and used to call or text once a day and make sure if we had any problems. The accommodation and food were great and views were awesome had an amazing trek of lifetime.  And yes the Everest looked absolutely amazing and I salute everyone who have summit this mountain. 
Address: Tokyo, Japan

Beautiful Everest, friendly people and amazing service! EBC and Kalapatther Trek!

(5/5)
Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek 18 days was one of the loveliest experiences I ever had. The people, views, the guides and everything were amazing. The services were great as well. The place was far apart from noisy and polluted cities, very clean and fresh. People were very helpful, warm and welcoming. Our guide Pasang was much known to the area and almost everyone used to greet him on the way with smiley faces.  I enjoyed the delicious foods on the way and was surprised to see western food as well (though I didn’t taste it as I wanted to give a different taste to my buds). It was a lovely experience and I recommend this trekking to everyone once before you die. 
Address: Canada

EBC and Kalapatther Trek 2018!

(5/5)
If you are searching for the right company then I suggest you to go with #everestbasecamptrektours.com. I just completed my trek with them and they gave me a remarkable service. Everything was very well organized and I personally had no problems along the way and during my stay in Nepal. The guide was great and all the team members were very cooperative. The Khumbu region was magnificently beautiful with friendly and loving people. Go trekking with this company and they will not upset you with the services.

Address: England

Great guide, Amazing trek!

(5/5)
My Sherpa guide Lakpa was a great companion to travel with very knowledgeable and had great sense of humor, brave and honest as well. He was always very careful about us. I could ask him anything and he used to do it in just few minutes. The company also provided great services during my stay in Nepal and everything was very well organized. I got the true value of our money. 
Address: USA

Great Service!

(5/5)
It was simply an excellent trek to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar, with Great views and great service. Thank you entire team of Everest Base Camp Trekking tours. Would highly recommend this company to everyone.

Address: Bulgaria




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