Everest base camp trek with Conquer the Kala Pattar (5 554m) at the foot of Mount Everest in just 2 weeks in Nepal! Steep icy slopes, glacial lakes unreal, this trek takes you to the heart of the Khumbu region and its ancient villages. You move you to the top face of the planet through the land of the famous Sherpas on hikes supported. You soak their authentic culture and attend Buddhist ceremonies. Everest (8850m, climbed for the first time May 29, 1953 by Sherpa Tenzing and Hillary) stands at the mouth of a glacial valley, the ascent is beyond doubt one of the finest mountain treks in Nepal.
Anyone rugged, reason can discover these great valleys where the Sherpas, the people of the "Roof of the World" live. This route will take the time to visit their villages Khunde, Khumjung, Pangboche, and their monasteries Thamo, Tengboche, Namche. Well acclimatized, then you will go to the conquest of Kala Pattar (5,600m) for a fantastic view of Mount Everest, the Ice Fall, Nuptse (7,861m) of Pumori (7161m)...in the Everest region.
Your journey with us ends with the discovery of the Kathmandu Valley, a true cultural and historical mosaic. Cultural initiation and an unforgettable adventure sport in Nepal, the birthplace of Buddhism
- Trekking in the famous valley of Khumbu region, the "Roof of the World"
- 2 nights at 3440m & 4400m to get best acclimatization and increase chances to go higher in good shape
- Explore culture of the Sherpas with our expert Local sherpa guide
- Hike to Kala Pattar (5,600m), for best viewpoint of Everest & other peaks
Our airport guide & driver will welcome and greet you at Tribuvan International Airport on your Arrival. After Visa formalities complete, you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please look after your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard and follow them. Meet our Staff and then Transfer to Hotel. Check in at Hotel, free welcome drinks tea/coffee or any cold drinks. Company Manager will meet you with your guide and will provide detailed Plans and Briefing about the trip. Balance trip Payment should clear if any etc. Free day for relax or explore around the city yourself. Overnight Hotel breakfast included.
Estimated time: 4-5 hours
estimated height gain: ~1352m/ 4436ft
Early morning you will be picked up by your guide to go to the domestic airport, from where we will take the airplane to Lukla, which will take us about 30 minutes of flight time. At Lukla we will be meet our porters and will head north from the airstrip to Chablung (2700m). Here we will cross the Tharo Kosi River on a local-style suspension bridge. Just past the bridge we can see the peak of Kusum Kangru (6367m), which is the most difficult of the so-called “trekking peaks”. Beyond the Tharo Kosi the trail climbs a bit towards Ghat (2590m), we will cross a ridge marked with painted mani stones and climb to Phakding. Overnight stay at Lodge.
Estimated time: 6-7 hours
estimated height gain: ~788m/ 2580ft
From Phakding we follow the valley of the Dudh Kosi River, staying on the west bank of the river. We climb steeply over a rocky ridge towards Benkar (2710m). From here the trail continues alongside the river. All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it a beautiful walk. We cross the Kyashar Khola River and climb out of the valley to Monjo (2840m). Just beyond Monjo the trek enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, which was established in 1976 to protect a 1148 sq km area surrounding Mt Everest. Beyond the national park entrance station, the trail makes a steep rocky descent and crosses the Dhud Kosi river on a 120m-long suspension bridge towards Jorsale (2830m). After crossing this river a few times while climbing our way up the valley we will reach Namche Bazaar (3420m). Overnight stay at Lodge.
Acclimatisation is important before proceeding higher. Today we will take a day hike through the villages of Khunde and Khumjung. We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Shyangboche airstrip (3790m), from where we will slowly ascent towards Khunde passing numerous chorten (stone Buddhist monuments). From Khunde we follow the trail eastwards to Khumjung, the largest village in Khumbu, at the foot of the sacred peak Khumbila. After enjoying lunch here we will follow a steep switchbacking trail descending to Chhorkung (3540m). From here it is a quick descent back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Lodge.
Estimated time: 5-6 hours
estimated height gain: ~430m/ 1414ft
Our route of today to Tengboche weaves in and out of side valleys, making small ups and downs, to the teashops of Kenjoma, and joins the trail from Khumjung just before a collection of mani stones. The views of Everest and Ama Dablam are excellent from this part of the trek. We pass the small settlement of Sanasa from where the trail drops towards Phunki Thanga (3250m). From here the trail climbs steeply through forests and around mani stones as it follows the side of a hill to the saddle on whichh the monestary of Tengboche sits at 3870m. Overnight stay at Lodge.
Estimated time: 4-5 hours
estimated height gain: ~490m/ 1606ft
From tengboche, for really better Acclimatization purpose, we will trek towards Dingboche which is trail that follow the climbing route of Island peak, Phokalde peak etc. Dingboche is nice village and offer best Lodges and Views is nice. Overnight stay at Lodge.
After Breakfast, for Acclimatization you will hike up to chhukung (point of climbing famous Island peak). Again we will back to Dingboche and stay overnight. Overnight stay at Lodge.
Estimated time: 5-6 hours
estimated height gain: ~580m/ 1907ft
The trails meet at Dougala from Pheriche. From Dughla the trail goes directly up the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier for about an hour to the memorial area known as Chukpilhara, which was build in memory of six Sherpas who died in an avalanche during the 1970 Japanese skiing expedition on Everest. From here the trail drops a bit and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche, a summer settlement at 4930m that has become a major trekking stop. The sunset on Nuptse, seen from here, is a memorable sight. Overnight stay at Lodge.
Estimated time: 6-7 hours
estimated height gain: ~424m/ 1387ft
We will trek to Gorakshep (the Last point where lodges are Available). From these places, we have to walk up to Everest base camp and Kalapattar and back to Gorakshep for Overnight. There are no lodges at Everest base camp or kalapattar. This high places are a day walk and return to Gorakshep and down as per necessary. The first section of today’s trail follows the western side of the broad Khumbu valley and ascents gently through meadows besides the glacial moraine. The ascent becomes steeper and rougher as it crosses several side moraines. After rounding a bend in the trail, the conical peak of Pumori comes into view. On the lower slopes of this mountain a ridge extending to the south terminates in a small peak, known as Kala Pattar (5545m), meaning 'black rock'. The trail then makes a short descent onto the sandy, flat expanse of Gorak Shep. From here we will continue to the current Everest base camp, which is about a 4 hours return walk from Gorak Shep. Overnight stay at Lodge.
Estimated time: 5-6 hours
After an early morning rise we will start our day by climbing the Kala Pattar (5545m). This is a steep ascent up the grassy slopes west of Gorak Shep. From Kala Pattar the entire Everest south face is visible as well as Lho La (the pass between Nepal and Tibet, also named the Western Cwm), Changtse (the northern peak of Everest) and most of the West-Ridge route. We return to Gorak Shep and continue to descent to Pheriche. Overnight stay at Lodge.
Estimated time: 6 hours
This is descending trek, so you can either trek down to Tengboche ( same way back) or trek up to Khumjung which offer much better views of Everest and others and Khumjung is really nice sherpa Village at 3800 m. this is about 7 hours trek down if you trek up to Khumjung directly. All meals included.rom tengboche, for really better Acclimatization purpose, we will trek towards Dingboche which is trail that follow the climbing route of Island peak, Phokalde peak etc. Dingboche is nice village and offer best Lodges and Views is nice. Overnight stay at Lodge.
Estimated time: 6 hours
This is easy day and short day. All the way descend via Namche bazaar. You can spend time around Everst view hotel at Khumjung and take lunch at Namche and slow trek down to Manju (4/5 hrs). Overnight stay at Lodge.
After breakfast, fly to Kathmandu (this is scenic flight of 35 min). Drive to Hotel and easy day at Kathmandu city for rest day or shopping. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning free for last Minute shopping or time as your own.Our driver and airport representative drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home. We ensure that you leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime. Breakfast included.
We have every week special departure
We are trekking on a remote mountain, where we could be exposed to bad weather at any time so be prepared for all quickly changing conditions and temperatures. In overall, a down jacket, a warm fleece jacket, thermal underwear, trekking pants and shorts, and sturdy boots are recommended to wear, and a good sleeping bag, backpack, and camera are recommended for your kit. If you take any medication, this should obviously be a packing priority. Utilize common sense - you don't want to end up short-handed on the mountain, but over packing is undesirable. It's worth noting that just about anything you need in the way of trekking clothing and/or equipment can be purchased or rented in Kathmandu when you first arrive. Our guide will help you to find best shop in Kathmandu for buying and renting gears. We provide you with a detailed packing kit-list on booking. We are always available if you need advice.
Everest base camp trek is not very challenging trek, but the main challenge lies in the altitude. So well designed itinerary and expert local Sherpa guide advice play vital role for your safe Journeys. Our itinerary is well designed that allows for excellent acclimatization to the altitude as we have 2 nights at Namche Bazzar an altitude of (3440m/ 11280ft) as well as 2 nights at Dingboche an altitude of (4360m/ 14300ft) for well acclimatization. On your acclimatization day our expert Sherpa guide will take you day hiking at higher altitudes places around Sherpa villages and sleep at lower altitudes. Symptoms of being at altitude include tiredness, shortness of breath, headaches and nausea. Altitude affects people differently and being super-fit is no guarantee of being less likely to feel the effects. Where a participant is suffering from the effects of altitude, it may be necessary to walk them back down the mountain. There will be more information about altitude in the information pack we send you upon booking.
Your safety, and that of the rest of the group, is our highest priority. Our treks are designed and planned with safety in mind. Your expert Sherpa guide & porters will be equipped with extensive medical kit and other safety apparatus where necessary. They always have access to our 24-hour emergency call. Our leaders (Sherpa guide) are responsible for safety on the trek, and will make any changes to the itinerary they deem necessary should local conditions dictate. Pre-trip administration – such as compulsory medical questionnaires and travel insurance – is all done with your safety in mind.
In Kathmandu you will stay 3 nights in comfortable, clean and centrally located tourist category hotel. During 11 nights in trek you will sleep in local family run lodges. The lodges are small guesthouses run by local Sherpa families. The property differs, but our guides attempt to be book the best lodges for you, but you must be set, that the lodges are in comparatively basic conditions at higher altitude. You will typically find blankets on the beds, but they are not warm enough at high altitude and you must bring your own sleeping bags on the trek or you can hire sleeping in Kathmandu. Most of the places it is possible to get a hot shower. Please make sure whether the water is heated by solar energy in order to protect the vulnerable forest growth. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 200. Although single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation, it might be difficult to find them at higher altitudes.
In Kathmandu breakfast is included in the price. Lunch and dinner is not included. However,We will provide you free welcome/farewell dinner at special local restaurant. You will dine in a local restaurant and be entertained with traditional Sherpa & Nepali music with cultural show with traditional Sherpa dance. For Dinner & lunch, There are plenty of nice restaurants located near the hotel and you can also eat at the hotel. It is usually cheap to eat at restaurants in Kathmandu. On the trek you will have to buy all the meals at the lodges. You will eat your breakfast and dinner at the lodge where you spend the night and you can buy lunch on the lodges you pass by during the day. Continental menus are generally available, along with soups, Sherpa stew and dishes of noodles or rice. A typical day’s meals are as follows:
Breakfast is usually fairly hearty, and includes porridge, eggs, potatoes and toast. In some places you can get freshly made chapatti instead of toast. Of course, you’ll also have hot drinks, generally a choice of tea & coffee. Our guides always ensure hygiene meals in lodge.
For Lunch & Dinner entrees, they typically begin with a nice hearty soup/ Sherpa stew and then a main course such as potatoes, Mo. MO., noodles, pasta or plenty of rice. You can add vegetables (usually carrots and cabbage), eggs, cheese, or any combination of these to your carb of choice. In some places you can also have a yummy dessert like mars bar roll & pudding.You can buy clean bottled water as well as soft drinks hot tea, drinking chocolate, coffee and beer in most lodges. There is a welcome/farewell dinner with the guide included on the last evening in Kathmandu.
We highly recommend buying good travel insurance to all our valued clients. Your insurance must cover helicopter evacuation if it becomes necessary, as well as the costs of repatriation should you miss your scheduled flight due to accident, injury, illness or simple bad luck. Your insurance must specifically include coverage at altitudes up to 6000 meters before you can attempt to climb the mountain.
Your insurance should also protect against the ‘standard’ travel dangers, including: baggage delay and the loss of personal items; flight delayed, cancelled or interrupted travel; financial default; loss of employment or layoff; missed connection; pre-existing medical conditions; terrorism; and weather, including medical expenses. We will send you the best insurance companies name list & links once you book your trek with us.
Anyone with normal physically fit person can do this trek. The best preparation for nepal treks would be walk everyday. If you can walk uphill and downhill that would even be better. Prepare with cardiovascular exercise many times a week: biking, swimming, hillside climbing and strolling. Go for a four to five-hour walk minimum once a week. Discovery hillsides or high staircases and frequently hike up and down on them.
Generally, You have to walk about 4-7 hours a day with your light day bag in this trek. During the whole trek, our strong porter will carry your main baggage.This will allow you to carry only your light day bag packs. This will certainly help you to complete your trek with enjoyable way.The timing is most important in order to complete this trek without problems. If you want to do it fast, you might run into difficulties. Our itinerary is well plan with few extra days for acclimatization where our expert guide will take you for hike to higher altitudes and sleep at lower altitude.
Last but not least, make sure you always drink enough water. We normally recommend to drinking at least 3-4 liters everyday. Our expert Sherpa guide will be always ready to stop for short breaks whenever you need. once you booked your trek, we will send you more information.
Once you arrive in Kathmandu, we will provide you our company duffel bags. You can put all your trekking gear in duffel bags. We highly suggest you to bring a small daypack to carry for items needed during the day.
At the start of every morning the porters will take your duffel and carry it up to the next teahouse. What this means is you need to pack a daypack with everything you need for the day of trekking as will be difficult to access any of your gear that the porters are carrying until the evening when you arrive at the tea house. To make trekking easier you should keep your daypack as light as possible and only carry what you will actually need while hiking such as snacks, camera, headlamp, poncho, extra layers, sun protection and water bottles.
When flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, there is a weight restriction of 15 Kg about 33 pounds per person including your handbag. To help keep the weight of your checked bag below the 33-pound limit, we suggest you to wear your hiking boots and any heavier clothing items on the plane. Once you arrive in Lukla you can change and repack.
We also provide free luggage storage service for our valued guest. Therefore, You can store your luggage in hotel or in our office whatever you don’t take trekking.