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Everest base camp trekking

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Everest Base Camp / Kalapattar trek highlights

  • Discover the tallest mountains on Earth - Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Cho Oyu (8153m) & Makalu.
  • stunning view of Mount Everest (8848 m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Kantega (6809m), Kwangde (6194m), Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8511m), Cholatse, Tawoche, Thamserku (7600m) and many other snow capped mountains.
  • Visit old Buddhist Tengboche monasteries, typical sherpa villages such as Thame and Khumjung.
  • Most beautiful mountain of Nepal offers awesome view of whole Khumbu Himalaya within 360 deg angle.

Everest Base Camp - Kalapattar trekking tour is one of the best trekking adventures in the world by ‘Lonely Planet’ and ‘National Geographic Adventure,’ the Everest Base Camp Trek is a ‘must-do’ for all intrepid trekkers and adventurers. Kalapattar known as mountain black stone 5550m is another famous hill station lies on 500 meter above Gorekshep. Kalapattar is a small peak that offers the great view of all Khumbu Himalayan ranges including Mt.Cho oyu, Mt. Everest, Aamadablam, Nupse and Makalu on 360 deg angle. Gorekshep is known as first Hillary base camp where we can find the last guest houses. From here, Everest base camp day hiking - trekking offers breathtaking mountain panoramas and this is one of the most inspiring places in the world for trekking and hiking. Everest base camp trek is also classic Himalayan trekking in Nepal with incredible views and rewards. Everest base camp and Kala Pattar is one of the most famous trekking and hiking trail in the world. Following a trail filled with colorful prayer flags, mani stones and chortens, we trek past mountain glaciers and visit the Gokyo Lakes and climb up to Gokyo Ri (5340m). The whole journey offers you stunning view of Mount Everest (8848 m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Kantega (6809m), Kwangde (6194m), Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8511m), Cholatse, Tawoche, Thamserku (7600m) and many other snow capped mountains.

If Mount Everest Base Camp or kalapatthar trek itinerary is not suitable for you, we design another itinerary as per your desire and duration of holidays in Nepal. We make this trek itinerary short and long according to your wishes. We are devoted to make your holidays in Nepal worth remembering forever. We welcome you at Kathmandu for your awesome Trekking in Nepal.

Day to Day Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350 m)
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) and Trek to Phakding village: 35 Min fly: 3:30 Hrs trek
  • Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.), 5 Hrs
  • Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization
  • Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche Hill station(3867 m.), 5hrs
  • Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche village(4260 m.), 6 hrs
  • Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m.), 6 hrs
  • Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep(5180 m). Hike to Everest base camp, 2 + 5 hrs
  • Day 10: Gorekshep - Kalapattar(5545m) or EBC - Lobuche(4930m), 7 hrs
  • Day 11: Lobuche to Phortse (3810m) sherpa village , 7 hrs
  • Day 12: Phortse village to Namche Bazzar (3440 m), 6 hrs
  • Day 13: Trek to Lukla Bazzar / Hillary Airport. 8 hrs, then party celebration,
  • Day 14: Lukla fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer to home stay
  • Day 15: Final departrure to the international airport.

Cost Include

  • Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
  • 3 nights Twin sharing home stay / hotel accommodation in Kathmandu valley
  • Government license holder - Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu round trip with applicable domestic airport taxes
  • All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
  • 3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking days
  • Guest House accommodation during the trekking
  • Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bagpack.
  • Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as thier fees.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipments and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but higly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Everest Base Camp Trek detail itinerary


Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu valley (1350 m)

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within BB plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs. As your request we go to short walk around old city area.

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley , 6 hrs

In the morning after breakfast at 9 AM, we host a pre trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduced your trek Leader / Guide mean time and it will provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the your trek and to introduce you to other participants. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) and Trek to Phakding, 35 Min fly: 3:30 Hrs trek

Early morning, fly together to Lukla air strips. Lukla is a small town with an airport. There are few tea shops, lodges, hotels and general stores. You begin today’s trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank, is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.). The Dudh Kosi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat teahouse. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.), 5 Hrs

Having breakfast at Phakding village, we commence our trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.). The trail leads along the right bank of Dudh Koshi River. Thamserku is standing majestically skyward on the opposite bank, reach at Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park Service where a park entrance fee is to be paid. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the 2 major river connect eachother. Bhote Koshi udhkoshi is on the left side. Crossing the Hilary Bridge, Now we begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we have an excellent views of the Mount Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods. The fresh German Bakery is waiting for you.

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization,

Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. We take rest at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization. It is considered as an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards Tyangboche Monestry. We go up to Khhumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community. We enjoy the splendid view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on from here. While returning to Namche, we would visit Museum just above the town that exhibits Sherpa culture. Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867 m.), 5hrs

Taking breakfast at Namche Bazaar, we would be heading towards Tyangboche (3867 m.). The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi river. In this section too, we would have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tyangboche. Tyangboche offers a good view of sun rise and sun set at Everest in the left side and Ama Dablam in the right side.

Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.), 6 hrs

Leave Tyangboche hill station and the Khumbu mountains as a backdrop-and descend a rhododendron covered area to emerge to a pleasant level area. Pass a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Deboche. Go on to Minlinggo and leave the mountain path to cross over a suspension bridge to the left bank of the Imja Khola. Climb the mountain path while looking up at Ama Dablam and Kantega (6779m) as they appear on the opposite bank. Ascend the chorten-lined route, come to a fork, the upper path passes Pangboche and a monastery, take the lower path to Pangboche Olin and its stone wall-enclosed potato field. Pass through the village and cross a stream to a path skirting a rocky area to terraced hills along the river bank. The trails climb slowly, winding above the Imjatse River, to a big Mani Stupa. From here, the walk is fairly moderate as you enter the Imjatse valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with views of the eastern snow capped mountains including the Island Peak or Imjatse (6,189m). We finally come to Dingboche.

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m.) , 6 hrs

The trail climbs to Phalang karpo at 4340m then Duglha at 4620m, From Dughla the trail ascends the broad, gently slopping 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 village at 4930m

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep(5180 m). Hike to Everest Base camp, 2 + 5 hrs

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 Gokrakchep. Do not forget to visit Italian Pyramid cause it is worthwile visiting there. As soon as you reach in Gorekshep, stop for lunch then Hike to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) to get the best views of Khumbu Glacier surrounding mountains, then and back to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.

Day 10: Gorekshep - Kalapattar(5545m) or EBC - Lobuche(4930m), 7 hrs

Early morning climb to Kalapattar to see the sunrise view with spectacular panoramic scenary with 360 degree angle and back to Gorekshep. You might also visit to Everest Base Camp in an option this day. After heavy lunch, trek descend to Lobuche village.

Day 11: Lobuche to Phortse (3810m) , 7 hrs

In the morning after breakfast drop down via glacier moraine from Lobuche near by Dugla then we continue descend down to Pheriche village. Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is available in this village where foreign volunteer doctors are providing the medical treatment. After Pheriche, we even walk downhill to Pangboche village then one can enjoy descending through rhododendron forest. Phortse (3810m) village is famous to discover teh stunning view of Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse and Mount Everest, Mt Taboche, green hills and pristine river.

Day 12: Phortse village to Namche Bazzar (3440 m), 6 hrs

At first, we descend down hill walking to Phortse tengka then we cross the river bridge. From there the trail ascends in a series of steep switchbacks up to the Mongla hill station (3973m). Mongla offers even better view of the whole everest region mountains. From there, we descend downhill all the way to Namche Bazzar.

Day 13: Trek to Lukla, 8 hrs

From previous customer’s experience, people tend to find this part of the hike the most challenging. Even though is all downwards the impact of the slopes tend to have a huge effect on the knees and after trekking for so many days people start to get tired, a very good tip use trekking poles for this section it will help you. Along teh journey, you will have plenty of opportunities to walk over suspension bridges. Once we reach Lukla it is time to party, Lukla has a kind of party atmosphere you can find several bars and it is good time to celebrate with your guides and trekking partners after such great adventure and achievement.

Day 14: Lukla fly back to Kathmandu.

We board our early flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. Upon arrival at TIA, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. Today is leisure day for your free passing time and throught walking around in city area.

Day 15: Final departure,

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport for your onward final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey!!!

Best time to Discover

The best seasons for trekking in Nepal are March to May in Spring season and mid September to mid December is in Autumn season.


Experience and Fitness


There are treks suitable for a wide range of experience and physical fitness. If you can walk uphill for a few hours each day, then you can find a suitable trek in Nepal. An easy trek with Nepali support (guide / porterguide / porter) and teahouse accomodation is quite attainable for anyone who is reasonably fit. Longer treks, crossing high passes and into remote regions demand a higher degree of endurance. For Trekking Peaks, i.e. summitting a mountain of 5650-6500m, it is desirable to have some alpine climbing experience


Acclimatization


We are experts for the operations trip at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a sound acclimatization program. We created this trekking itinerary to allow for gradual height gain spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude, but for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. For all trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters, our guides carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness; they are trained to track symptoms as well as administer medications but we recommend to you to carry medicine by yourself that is beneficial for you.


Travel Insurance


To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you need specialized travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Our agency Gokyo Treks & Expedition can arrange for the appropriate policy based on your trekking.


Climate and Weather information


The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.


Group Size


We bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience with an invaluable opportunity to interact in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises a maximum of 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For individualized trips, no minimum or maximum applies. If you would like to travel independently or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people.


Responsible travel


Gokyo Treks and Expedition promises you a rewarding trip with an experience that last you lifetime amidst natural and cultural beauties. Here you will find committed team member, world-class quality, personalized service, closest co-operation and great company. Our trekking crews have more than a decade of trek leadership experience. We ensure you get the ultimate holiday experience that exceeds your expectation. Quality service is what matters the most. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition are supremely confident to bring outstanding service throughout your trip without any unnecessary discomfort and hassle, it is 100 % guaranteed.

Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.


Question: Do I need experience for Everest Base Camp / Kalapatthar Trekking?

Answer: Actually for this kind of trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking - yes, you need to have experience in high altitude - somehow about 3000M above sea level.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Everest Base Camp / Kalapatthar Trekking?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Kalapatthar trek?

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for shower along Everest Base Camp / Kalapatthar Trekking?

Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking - we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Everest Base Camp / Kalapatthar Trekking?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for incase. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.

Is there any communication facilities on Everest Base Camp / Kalapatthar Trekking?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city tours / city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Everest Base Camp / Kalapatthar Trekking?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our each porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (12.5 kg luggage of each guest) : 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls for Everest Base Camp / Kalapatthar Trekking?

Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 - 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.

Trekking equipments


The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.


Head
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
Upper Body
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • T-shirts (2)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
Hands
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Lower Body
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (2)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
Feet
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters (Optional)
Accessories
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Optional items
  • Binoculars
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Compass
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Swiss Knife
Recommended Mountaineering Kit

In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.

  • Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
  • Climbing helmet
  • Alpine climbing harness
  • 2 x tape slings
  • 2 x screwgate karabiners
  • Descender/abseil device
  • Ascender
  • Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
  • Fleece trousers or silhouette
  • Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing

Peter Van


Utrecht, The Netherlands

We had a great time in Nepal with the help of Gokyo Treks and Expedition. The director and all it's colleges are great. They enjoy their work and are very experienced. They make sure you get the package you wish for!
We loved being in the mountains with our porter/guide who was born their. But also back home in Kathmandu at the tour operaters house was great. Next to being a nice quite place to stay, it also opened my world about what you can do with little money to help other people. They won't tell it by them selves, but if you ask for it they will show you all the good work they did.
Did I already tell you about Chitwan National park. Figure it out by yourself! Book at Gokyo Treks and Expeditions and you will get the best you can get!
We loved Base camp and Chitwan in februari!

Visited February 2016.

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Trip Price: USD 1299 Per Person
    1. Trip Duration: 14 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 5550m
    4. Best Time: Oct - May
    5. Trip Mode: Tea House
    6. Group-Size: 2 - 12 People
    7. Transportaion: Car/Plane/bus
    8. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Trek Hour: 6 Hrs
    10. Cancelation Fees: 10% Charge

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