Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations of the world. People from different corners of the world visit Nepal for Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek. This trek takes you to the base camp of the tallest mountain Mt.Sagarmatha (8848m) also known as Mt.Everest. Kalapatthar is a giant black rock above Gorakshep which is known for the best close up view of Mount Everest. Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar trek is not just about trekking to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar but there are many more attractions along the way making it one of the best trekking destinations.
You will get to explore the real Nepal in this Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek. The trek starts with an early morning scenic flight to Lukla also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport. You will get to walk on the legendary foothills of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. The Everest Region is also known for the ever friendly Sherpa’s. The trek takes you through numbers of Sherpa villages where you will encounter their warm hospitality and cultures. The Sherpa’s are very kind and ever smiling in spite of living such a hard life. The Sherpa’s of Everest region is an example of how adjustable a human creature is. You can also explore the flora and fauna of this region. This trek takes you to the most isolated trials which offer the most stunning views of the mountains. Everest Base Camp Kalapatther Trek is a journey to a beautiful destination with more beautiful trials.
Anyone with average physical fitness can do this trek. The difficulty of Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek is moderate. However, as you will climb to higher altitude of 5645m altitude problems may cause an obstacle during your trek. Although, the itinerary has been designed with proper acclimatization days still there can serious problems regarding altitude sickness. In such case our well trained guide will help you t come down before it gets severe.
The Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek is one of the most iconic and popular trekking routes in the world, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayas and an opportunity to experience the unique culture of the Sherpa people. Here are some highlights of the trek:
Scenic Beauty: The trek offers stunning views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest (8,848 meters), Lhotse (8,516 meters), Nuptse (7,861 meters), Ama Dablam (6,812 meters), and many more. The landscape varies from lush forests to alpine meadows, glacial moraines, and rocky terrain.
Everest Base Camp: The trek culminates at Everest Base Camp, where climbers prepare for their ascent of Mount Everest. While trekkers cannot go right up to the actual climbing base due to safety concerns, the sense of accomplishment from reaching this point is immense. You'll be surrounded by towering peaks and the Khumbu Icefall.
Kalapatthar: This vantage point provides one of the best panoramic views of Mount Everest. The sunrise or sunset view from Kalapatthar is a highlight of the trek, with the sun casting a golden hue on the snow-capped peaks.
Sherpa Culture: Throughout the trek, you'll pass through traditional Sherpa villages and interact with the locals. The Sherpa people are renowned for their warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage. You'll have a chance to visit monasteries, stupas, and experience their way of life.
Tengboche Monastery: This ancient monastery is a spiritual center of the Khumbu region. The intricate architecture, serene ambiance, and panoramic mountain backdrop make it a memorable stop on the trek.
Namche Bazaar: The bustling trading hub of the Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar is a great place to acclimatize and explore. You can find various trekking gear, local crafts, and experience the vibrant local culture.
Challenging Yet Rewarding: The trek is physically demanding due to the high altitude and steep terrain. Proper acclimatization is crucial to minimize the risk of altitude sickness. However, the stunning scenery and the sense of achievement make it all worthwhile.
Varied Landscapes: The trek takes you through a range of landscapes, from dense rhododendron forests to rugged mountain paths and glacial valleys. The diverse terrain keeps the trek interesting and engaging.
Unique Flora and Fauna: The Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to a variety of plant and animal species. You might spot Himalayan tahr, musk deer, and various bird species amidst the scenic beauty.
Local Cuisine: You'll have the opportunity to savor local Sherpa cuisine, which includes dishes like dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), momos (dumplings), and yak-based dishes. Trying these traditional foods adds to the cultural experience.
Overall, the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar trek is not just a physical journey but also a spiritual and cultural experience that allows you to connect with nature, local traditions, and your own sense of adventure.
Upon your arrival, our World Expedition representatives will be waiting to receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport. After a warm gesture, they transfer you to the respective hotel in a private vehicle. You will meet your trekking guide today depending upon the time of your arrival. Overnight in Kathmandu.
The trek starts with an early morning flight will take you to Lukla Airport where you will meet the rest of the team members. You will notice the sudden change in the environment right after stepping at Lukla Airport. As you put on your steps at Lukla, the air seems more pristine and you can feel it. The trek then goes downhill towards Dudh Koshi River. After that you will walk through green landscapes and a gradual walk takes you to Phakding Village. The view of Kusum Kangararu will be welcoming you throughout the way. Overnight at Phakding.
After an early morning breakfast at Phakding. The trial ascends towards Namche Bazaar which is known as one of the highest altitude market of the world. You will walk through the bank of Dudh Koshi River and cross several suspension bridges on your way. On your trek today you will pass by Monjo Village where you will pass by the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. The trials go through several Sherpa villages, dense forests and landscapes. A final steep climb will take you to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Proper acclimatization helps your body to adopt the oxygen content in the air and reduces the risk of altitude sickness. It is very important while trekking to Everest Base Camp. For this, you will have a leisure day at Namche today. However, Acclimatization doesn’t mean staying idle. You won’t climb further heights but you will be roaming around in the same elevation for some hours. Namche Bazaar is an amazing place to hangout. There are numbers of restaurants, lodges and internet cafes. You can hike to Everest View Hotel which provides the best view of Everest and popular for sunrise view. You can have the first glimpse of Everest from there. You can also visit Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum at Namche Bazaar.Overnight at Namche.
After breakfast we commence our today’s trek with short gradual walk until it goes down to Phungi Thanga. After that the trials goes uphill ascending through dense forest of Rhododendron and pine trees. The mesmerizing views of towering peaks, Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) Kwongde (6187m) and Tawache(6542m) will be complementing you along the way. Upon reaching Tengboche you will visit the largest monastery of Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery. The views from here are awe-inspiring. Overnight at Tengboche.
The trek to Dingboche begins after a short breakfast. The trial first descends through a beautiful forest after then cross Imja River via suspension bridge. The trial today is probably the easiest of your trek but you may encounter dusty trials along the way. You can spot the local animals grazing in the fields during the trials. Your overnight stay will be in Dingboche.
Today is the second acclimatization day at Dingboche. You will have a short hike to Nagarjun Hill. It is a hill located on the flanks of the Chukkung valley above Dingboche. Remarkable views of the mountains which include Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and Ama Dablam (6856m) can be seen from the hill. If you’re lucky enough you can also see the world’s fifth highest mountain Mt. Makalu. Overnight stay at Dingboche.
After breakfast; the trek begins for the first one hour the trek goes steep and then goes gentle until Thugla. Along the trials splendid views of the snow capped peaks can be seen. After a short break at Thugla for lunch you’ll continue to the steep trial that takes you to the Thugla Pass from Pheriche. There you can see the stone memorials in the memory of unfortunate climbers who lost their life during Everest Expedition. A short gradual walk from here will take you to Lobuche. It is a small settlement near Mount Everest. Overnight at Lobuche.
After an early morning breakfast you will head towards Gorakshep. It takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach Gorakshep from Lobuche. The trial is steep and you’ll have to cross multiple moraines. After crossing Changri Nup and Changri Shar Glacier you will reach to Gorak Shep.
Gorak Shep to EBC, back to Gorakshep.
You will have a short rest at Gorak Shep and then the final trek to Everest Base Camp begins. You will be reaching the destination of your bucket list in few hours. The trial gently goes upward and steep. You can see the breathtaking view of the Khumbu Icefall along the trial.
Today you will hike to the highest view point on earth which is Kalapatthar (5545m). The summit of Mt.Everest is not visible from the Base Camp itself. To view the summit of Mt.Everest you will have to hike to Kalapatthar.It is one of the best view points on earth. The walk is about 2 hours from Gorakshep. From there you can see the wonderful views of the giant snow peaks. The Mt.Everest looks absolutely stunning from there. After spending some time there we will return back to Pheriche. It is a small village and popular stop for trekkers and mountaineers. Overnight at Pheriche.
You will be only loosing heights from now. After breakfast you will trek back to Tengboche retracing the same routes. Sometimes trekking down could be risky so, you must be careful and listen to your guide. Overnight in Tengboche.
You will step forward to Monjo after breakfast. The trial consists of both uphill and downhill trials where you will pass by different forests, villages and meadows. You will have a short break at Namche Bazaar and then again walk back to Dudh Koshi river valley which takes you to Monjo. Overnight at Monjo.
After having breakfast at Mojo you will trek back to Lukla. The walk is quite easier but you have to go through uphill and downhills. The trek ends here. You will have your last day in Everest region. Overnight at Lukla.
An early morning flight with short scenic views of the mountains will drop you to Kathmandu Airport. Our representatives of world expedition Nepal will be waiting for you there. They will transfer you to the respective hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu
Thank you for travelling with us. We hope to see you again. We will give you a short farewell and then our representatives will drop you to the Airport for the final departure to your forward destination
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