View Nepal Treks offers an adventure on world highest trail to Everest base camp Kalapathar trekking, where you will be surrounded by high giant peaks with notorious Khumbu Ice Falls at a mere distance at base camp and on top of rocky Kalapathar.
Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trekking start with scenic flight to Lukla to reach Lukla and interesting Sherpa village of Buddhist culture in the harmony of high mountains and nature, walk leads into captivating forest of rhododendron, magnolia, firs and pine trees, much higher into windswept landscapes of rocks, moraines, and glaciers and finally our ultimate destination trek to Everest Base Camp Kalapathar.
Trekking through Namche and Dingboche with acclimatization days with tour of Thyangboche monastery heading higher terrain into ice, moraine and glacier at Everest Base Camp with stupendous views and retracing back to Lukla for the flight to Kathmandu after an exciting and memorable adventure to Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trekking with great service of View Nepal Treks and its expert guides.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 05: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.
Day 07: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep 5,170 m and Everest Base Camp Trek 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep - 06 hrs.
Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m - 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Thyangboche - 05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Monjo 2,860m - 06 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 15: In Kathmandu free day with the sightseeing tour.
Day 16: International departure homeward bound.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by View Nepal Treks staff with warm welcome and transfer to respective hotels with briefing regarding Everest trek, hotels, lodge on route with do and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.
Mornings, flight to Lukla with views of mountain range, after 30 mins of great flight reaching Lukla, with short break trek towards Phakding village for overnight stop through farm villages, a moderate walk with few short ups overlooking beautiful scenery along the route to Phakding located by Dudh Kosi river.
After a nice morning, walk continues crossing bridges over Dudh Kosi River passing several interesting villages of Toc-Toc, Bhenkar and Monjo arriving at Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate, from here on the river bed for few hours and after the last bridge a steep uphill to Namche Bazaar, at Namche with facilities of good restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office, and banks.
A perfect place for rest day for proper acclimatization before heading higher area, morning a short hike to Everest View Hotel or walk up on top a hill of Namche for views of Everest, Amadablam and adjoining peaks, visit the museum.
From Namche on gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse river at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, and then uphill through rhododendron, pines, firs tree forest with views of snowcapped peaks. On reaching Thyangboche visit famous Buddhist monastery with magnificent panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande and majestic Amadablam.
Morning downhill walk for few hours over Imjatse River, after the bridge walk on an open country where tree lines fades for few short juniper and dwarf rhododendron bushes, uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters. Last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walk with climb to Dingboche village for overnight stop, located in Imjatse valley with panorama of mountains.
Another rest day for proper acclimatization, a short hike to Nakarjung hills for best views of Mt. Makalu and other adjoining.
After a great rest at Dingboche morning walk with steep climb for an hour commanding excellent views, and then on gentle trail to Thugla for lunch where Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river, here trail from Pheriche joins after a break a steep climb for an hour to Thulga pass, with stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died climbing Mt. Everest, Lhotse and other high mountains. From here a nice pleasant walk brings to Lobuche for overnight stop.
Today reach the highlight of this adventure at Everest Base Camp, walk for few hours with short steep climb in between over glacier and moraine, reaching Gorakshep, beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar. Walk continues towards Everest Base Camp, at base camp enjoy the view of notorious Kuhmbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after fulfilling the dreams of lifetime experience retrace the journey back to Goarkshep for overnight halt.
Early morning hike on top Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, highest point of this adventure, offering incredible views of mountains including Mt. Everest at close distance, after a great moment return to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk to Thugla, and then downhill to Pheriche windy valley after a nice pleasant walk reaching at Pheriche for overnight stop.
Return journey is much easier losing heights every hours, walking downhill with few short ups to Pangboche and then to the bridge with two 2 hours climb to Thyangboche for overnight stop.
After a great time descend to Imjatse River, with steep climb for an hour to Sanasa, from here on gradual path with short ups and downs to Namche Bazaar, a break here and then walk back to Dudh Kosi river valley and to Monjo for overnight stop.
Morning walk reaching at Phakding from here retrace the journey back to Lukla with last climb, on reaching Lukla celebrate last night dinner with fellow trekkers and staff.
From Lukla taking an early morning flight back to Kathmandu with views of mountains, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back to respective hotels with rest of the day free at leisure.
A spare day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay and cancellation due to unfavorable bad weather which might occur, as the Himalayan weather can be unpredictable sometimes if all goes well have a free day or sightseeing tour of Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur.
Today, your last day in amazing Nepal with great experience and fond memories of Everest Base Camp trekking, as per your time for international flight, View Nepal staff transfer you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.
This is one of the exciting treks on world highest mountain base camp; walk is moderate but adventurous due to high altitude of above 3,000 meters. We have set enough rest days to get acclimatize well before heading to Everest base camp at 5,334 m / 15,500 ft high.
Depending upon the season of trekking, autumn and winter months can get cold above 2,000 meters especially morning and night time but the day is pleasant with sunny days most of the season. Other season beside monsoon / wet months is pleasant with occasional thunder showers during late afternoon.
As you will be trekking on mainstream trekking trails, the lodges are nice and cozy with attached bathrooms available till Namche, from then on lodge are simple and basic but clean with common bathrooms. Foods are as per the menu from Nepali set meals of Dal Bhat, Noodles (soup or fired) continental / Chinese to Mexican and Italian with Indian verities. It is better to stick with vegetarian food while on trek as it is not healthy due to hygiene. Higher above 4,000 m food menu are limited due to remoteness and high terrain climate conditions.