Everest Base Camp /Kalapattar trek

 

Duration: 16 Days                    Maximum Elevation: 5545m

Grade: Medium/Hard                Season: Mid September to November and March to mid May

 

Experience the culture of the Sherpas in route to Khumbu village

 

Enjoy a climb to the scintillating Kalapattar 5,545m. /18190ft, one of the most spectacular vantage points in the Everest region

 

Explore enchanting views of Everest, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu and many other towering peaks.

 

The journey commence in the ancient city of Kathmandu, from where we will take a short flight to the beautiful hillside village of Lukla (2600m). We continue trekking through the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park, enjoying eye-catching pine forests, rhododendron flowers and an abundance of wildlife, to Namche Bazaar (3440m). Namche Bazaar is the first halt, necessary for acclimatization to higher altitudes while enjoying the colorful and vibrant market place. The Sherpa people, whose lifestyle is uniquely different compared to any other indigenous populace in the world, are renowned for their warm heartedness and inhabit the villages in which you will be staying. After visiting Khumjung village trekking will bring you to the village of Tengboche, home to the highest Buddhist monastery in the world (4100m) and also reputed by photographers as one of the best places to capture the awesome beauty of Mt. Everest (8848m) and its surrounding peaks.

 

The following morning, you proceed to Dingboche (4410m) passing immense frozen glaciers and dramatic scenery, where another day of acclimatization day is necessary. Time here however is well spent because of the exceptional views of the snow-capped Ama Dablam (6956m). Advancing to Everest Base Camp (5450m), you can enjoy spectacular glacial forms and a great sense of triumph from making it “all the way”! From Base Camp the trek continues to Kalapattar a spectacular viewing point (5550m), to enjoy a magnificent sunrise over Mt. Everest. You then retrace your steps back to Lukla village from where you will take a short flight back to Kathmandu, enjoying your last views of the awe-inspiring Himalayan range.

 

Outline itinerary:

 

Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu International Airport and transferred to Hotel

Day 02: Katmandu Valley Sightseeing; pre trek information; evening guide introductions

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Day 05: Namche Bazaar (Acclimatization)

Day 06: Khumjung to Tengboche

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche

Day 08: Dingboche acclimatization day

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuje

Day 10: Lobuje to Gorak shep

Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kalapattar to Lobuje

Day 12: Lobuje to Pangboche 

Day 13: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar 

Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Phakding

Day 15: Phakding to Lukla 

Day 16: Flight to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel and trip conclude