This popular and outstanding Everest Base Camp Trek takes 45 minutes scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You can explore the Mt. Everest 8848m "Top of the world", Himalayan Sherpa people, their Tibetan Buddhist culture, Buddhist monuments, local villages, traditional cultivation etc.
Trek starts from Lukla, the gate way to Everest Khumbu region and continues from Phakding crossing up very beautiful white Dudhkoshi river ti arrive at Namche Bazaar,the largest Sherpa village in Khumbu region, Thame located in the west of Namche which is known as the native land of Everest climbers and Khumjung a historical village for Himalayan wild yeti. We can see the amazing views of Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest 8848m “Top of the world”,Lhotse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam Kangtega,Khumbila peak,Thame peak, Kunde, Kunde ri and other several beautiful peaks from Syangboche airport which is located in the world’s 2nd highest altitude. Everest base camp Kalapathar trek offers the best opportunity to discover Himalayan experience, exotic Khumbu glacier and Tengboche ancient Buddhist monastery .
Trip summery in fact:
Maximum Elevation: 5555m.
Walking Level: 5-7 hours per day.
Trip Duration: 17 Days
Mode of Operation: Tea House Lodge Trek.
Best Season: Mar, Apr, May & Sept, Oct, Nov.
Group size: Minimum: 2 people to Maximum: 18 people
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, welcome at airport and transfer to hotel 2 star Bed & breakfast included.
Day 02: Kathmandu flight to Lukla 2840m 45 minutes & trek to Phakding (2640m) 3 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 03: Phakding trek to Namche Bazar (3440m),the biggest ethnic Sherpa village in Khumbu region, known as the gate of Everest 6 hours . Overnight at Lodge.
Day 04: Acclimatization visit Syangboche airport 3720m, air field of the 2nd highest altitude in the world and visit Khumjung village 3840m to see the Yeti monuments. We can see the panoramic views of Everest Himalayan range 6 hours . Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar trek to Phortse village (3870m) 5 hours . Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 06: Phortse village trek to Pheriche (4240m) 5 hours . Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 07: Pheriche trek to Lobuche (4910m) 5 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 08: Lobuche trek to Gorakshep (5100m) 4 hours. After lunch at Gorakshep, If your physical condition and weather is good, you can visit Everest Base Camp 5555m 4 hours . Overnight tea house Lodge.
Day 09: Gorakshep hike up to Kala Pattar (5545m) early in the morning to see sun rise views of Everest Himalayan range and after lunch at Gorakshep trek down to Lobuche (4910m). 8 hours Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 10: Lobuche trek to Pangboche (3885m) 5 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 11: Pangboche trek to Tengboche Monastery 3800m 4 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 12: Tengboche Monastery trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) 5 hours . Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 13: Namche bazaar trek to Phakding (2640m)5 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 14: Phakding trek to Lukla 3 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 15: Lukla Flight to Kathmandu (1350m) 45 minutes and transfer to hotel 2 star bed and breakfast included.
Day 16: Reserve day due to weather problem in Lukla, flight can be cancelled some time hotel 2 star bed & breakfast included.
Day 17: International departure.
Clothing & Equipment Check List:
Important documents and items
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Sunglasses with UV protection
Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket *
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
Non-cotton underwear briefs
1 pair of Hiking shorts
1 pair of Hiking trousers
1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
Cotton socks (optional)
Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
1 sleeping bag (- 15 degrees C)*
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carry on)
1 large duffel bag *
A small day bag/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
1 compass or GPS(optional)
1 alarm clock/watch
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
large Zip lucks
2 water bottles (1 liter each)
1 small folding knife
4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Face and body moisturizer
Female hygiene products
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hand wash
Trail map/guide book
Journal and pen
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at tea houses and/or camps)
1 modest swim suit
Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
Lightweight pillow case (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow