EBC Kalapatthar Trek - 16 Days

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EBC Kalapatthar Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration16 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5555 M
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu Airport
  • Ends Kathmandu Airport

EBC Kalapatthar Trek offers you the perfect conjugation of nature and adventure. EBC Kalapatthar Summit Trek is popular trekking, the ideal way of exploring the Khumbu region, for it offers you the most breathtaking views in the whole world when you reach the famous vantage points that are Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Summit. This beautiful trekking journey takes you through beautiful Sherpa villages to the foot of the tallest mountain in the world, Everest (8848m).  

The 16 days Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Summit starts with a thrilling flight to Lukla. You walk on the same route that was first taken by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa back in 1953. The trek has trails that visit major highlights of the Khumbu region, like the celebrated Himalayan town of Namche Bazaar, the spiritual Tengboche Monastery, the Sagarmatha National Park (a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the vantage points of Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp from where the panorama of the Everest (8848m)  massif is simply unprecedented. Hiking along Himalayan pastures and lively Sherpa villages and settlements, the trekking journey is accentuated with majestic sights of the many peaks of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range. Complimented by the verdant blooming of rhododendrons in colours of red, white and pink set against the silver mountains, the Trek to Kalapatthar Summit is composed of one of the most beautiful trans-Himalayan terrains on the planet. Consisting of dramatic river valleys eclipsed by lofty peaks and occupied by the ethnic Sherpa people, the trekking journey is one that will forever be embedded into the minds of all those who undergo it.    

Join Himalayan Recreation Treks and Expedition for unforgettable trekking experiences where your comfort and satisfaction are always the top priority. Our Kalapatthar Summit Trek is crafted with the best care and aims at providing the best trekking experience in Nepal. You are guaranteed a memorable trip with us as your travel companions.


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    Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be picked up by one of our office representatives and he/she will escort you to the hotel. Have some rest, and in the evening, you will meet the guide who will brief you about the trek. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

      Today you will visit four major places of Kathmandu which are listed as UNESCO’s world heritage sites. You will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. The woodwork, metalwork, and stone masonry did on the windows, doors and pillars of the old temples and buildings are just incredible and reflect Nepali arts and crafts. After the city tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel for the overnight.

        Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your short 30-minute Lukla flight. You can immediately feel the change in the atmosphere upon landing in Lukla; the green hills and the beautiful Himalayan town are quite serene compared to the bustling capital. From here, you will then trek towards Phakding—another popular Himalayan village that is situated just north of Lukla. It is a rather easy trek where you can enjoy the tranquil ambience of the Khumbu region. Overnight in a hotel.

          Leaving Phakding behind, you will walk alongside the gushing Dudh Koshi River through beautiful rhododendron forests. You will enter Monjo, the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park and continue walking to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is one of the famous commercial hubs of the Khumbu Region. Stay overnight in the hotel.

            This day is specially reserved for acclimatization in order to avoid altitude sickness. Namche is the best place for acclimatization, and you can visit the famous Sherpa Cultural Museum and get knowledge about the Sherpa culture and tradition. You can have a short hike to Everest View Hotel (3952m) from where you can enjoy a close view of Mt. Everest (8848m) and other peaks. After having a blissful moment here, return to Namche for an overnight stay.

              Today your journey continues through beautiful rhododendron forests towards Phunke Tenga. Enjoying the beautiful view of Ama Dablam (6856m) and Taboche (6367m) in the background, you will arrive in Tengboche. Upon reaching Tengboche, you will visit the large Tengboche Monastery and enjoy the painting and arts done inside the beautiful monastery. Overnight in a hotel.

                Passing over a suspension bridge decorated with prayer flags and crossing the Imja River, you will be trekking through rugged terrains towards Dingboche. Along the way, you will have a beautiful view of small Chortens and Mani walls carved with Buddhist prayers. On reaching Dingboche, you will have the best picturesque view of snow-capped mountains like Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), and many others. Overnight in a hotel.

                  You will spend another acclimatization day in Dingboche today. You will have a small hike towards Nangkar Tshang Peak (5616m) from where you will have the perfect view of Mt. Makalu (8463m), Lhotse (8414m), and other beautiful peaks. Then you will retrace down towards Dingboche, and on the way, you will visit the famous ancient Nangkartshang Gompa. Stay overnight in the lodge.

                    From Dingboche, you will hike towards Lobuche following the trail to Dusa and Palrung Kharka. Then you will walk towards Thokla Pass (4830m) enjoying the beautiful view of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range. The walk continues alongside Khumbu Glacier which is the largest glacier in the Khumbu region. On reaching Lobuche, you can enjoy the best view of mountains in the surrounding. Stay overnight in the hotel.

                      Trekking alongside the Khumbu Glacier, you will make your way towards Gorakshep, one of the last stops before the Everest Base Camp. Gorakshep is a small settlement that has a few basic lodges for trekkers to spend the night. Up ahead from Gorakshep lays the base camp, from where the Everest summit expedition begins. You can enjoy the views of the Khumbu Icefall and close views of Everest (8848m) and other Himalayan peaks from Everest Base Camp. After sending time at the base camp, taking in the beauty and basking in the accomplishment, return to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at a lodge in Gorakshep.

                        Early in the morning, you will hike to Kala Patthar, which is the best viewpoint of the mighty Everest (8848m). From here, you will witness the rising sun rays over the snow-capped mountains. You will get the best panoramic view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), and other mountains. Enjoying the best moment here, you will return to Gorakshep. After having breakfast, you will descend to Lobuche, Dughla, and finally to Pheriche. Stay overnight in the hotel.

                          Today, you can choose your next destination, Khumjung village of Namche Bazaar, as per your preference. The trail follows along the Imja Khola passing Deboche and Tengboche to Phunke Tenga, where you will meet Dudh Koshi River. You will walk through stone steps to reach Khumjung village and visit the famous Khumjung Monastery. Or if you want to hike down, then you can pass Khyangjuma village to reach Namche Bazaar. Stay overnight in Khumjung/Namche Bazaar.

                            Walking on a beautiful trail ornamented by bright crimson blooming rhododendrons and wide pastures dotted with donkey caravans, goats, and grazing yaks, you will make your way towards Monjo. Walking away from Monjo, you will be exiting the Sagarmatha National Park. Stay overnight at a teahouse in Monjo.

                              Crossing a suspension bridge, you will trek on a beautiful trail complimented by Buddhist Chortens with prayer flags, Mani walls, and a small Gompa. The Dudh Koshi River gushes by the terrain consisting of grassy plains, scented pines, and rhododendron forests. Once you reach Lukla, you can just relax. In the evening, you can also celebrate a successful trekking journey. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Lukla.

                                Early in the morning, you will have a scenic flight to Kathmandu over green lush hills and snow-capped mountains. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you can spend your time as you please, shopping or exploring the city on your own. In the evening, you will be entertained by a special dinner with a cultural show. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.

                                  Today you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back home.

                                  Cost Details

                                  Cost Includes
                                  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
                                  • Three nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
                                  • Kathmandu city tours, including tour guide, and private transportation
                                  • 3 standard meals a day during the trek
                                  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
                                  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
                                  • Domestic flights (From Kathmandu - Lukla or Manthali - Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu or Lukla to Manthali) including airport departure tax and transfers. (Note: If you want to take a shared helicopter, it will cost you an extra amount.)
                                  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the Everest trip.
                                  • Porter services for trek (1 porter = 2 trekkers).
                                  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments and medicines.
                                  • Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
                                  • Required Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee and TIMS Fee
                                  • First aid medicine kit
                                  • Farewell dinner with cultural show in a fine restaurant on second last day.
                                  • Government taxes & office service charge
                                  Cost Excludes
                                  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
                                  • Personal Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
                                  • Any Kind of Drinks
                                  • Hot showers during the trek
                                  • Personal trekking equipment or expenses
                                  • Internet, and phone call unless it is free. (Unless Kathmandu hotel)
                                  • Tips for trekking guides, porters and drivers (tipping is expected)
                                  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

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