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Everest Base Camp Trek with Kala Patthar

Trip code
Package name Everest Base Camp Trek with Kala Patthar
Duration 16
Max. elevation 5550 m
Transportation Private Vehicle

 Teahouse during the trek

Starts at Lukla
Ends at lukla
Trip route Kathmandu, Lukla, Namche, EBC, Namche and Lukla
Cost USD 0 per person



Everest base camp trek with Kala Patthar

The Everest base camp trek with a visit to Kala Patthar is one of the most popular and iconic trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal. This trek provides you an opportunity to reach the base camp of the world’s highest peak and also offers stunning views of the surrounding majestic Himalayan peaks including the iconic summit of Everest itself, from the vantage point of Kala Patthar. 

The trek usually begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small town in the Everest region. The trail follows the classic route through beautiful Sherpa villages, dense forests, and across the suspension bridges over roaring rivers. You will pass through several traditional Sherpa villages before reaching Everest base camp located at an altitude of 5364 m (17598 feet). As a long trek, followed by a hike to the much–awaited Everest base camp will start with making your way to Gorak Shep, taking small steps as the temperature keeps dropping, and the path gets tougher. 

After walking an hour and a half in the rugged terrain with gravel, icy slopes, and loose stones, you will reach in your destination Everest Base Camp. The welcoming views of the 8000 m mountains of the Khumbu region, dramatic views of the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall will wash away all of the tiredness. Standing at the base camp provides a unique and awe- inspiring experience. 

After visiting Everest base camp, you will hike up to Kala Patthar a rocky hill situated at an elevation of 5643 m above sea level. From the top of Kala Patthar, you can enjoy heart- capturing panoramic vistas of Mt. Everest which stands at 8848 m as well as neighboring peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many others. The sight of illuminating the snow- covered peaks and casting its golden glow is truly unforgettable experience. 

Overall, Everest base camp trek with Kala Patthar is a must- visit destination for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers trekking in the Everest region. It offers a unique opportunity to get up close to the world’s highest peak and witness the grandeur of the Himalayas.

1) Weather and best time to visit

The best season for EBC trek with Kala Patthar is during the spring (April to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months provide more stable weather conditions and clear views. 

Spring season is considered one of the best times to trek Everest base camp trek with Kala Patthar. The weather is generally stable, with clear skies and mild temperatures. The visibility is amazing, providing panoramic views of the surrounding stunning mountains. Autumn season is another favorable time for this trek. After the monsoon, the weather becomes stable, with excellent visibility and cool temperatures.

2) Permits

To undertake EBC trek with Kala Patthar in Nepal, you will need to obtain certain permits. Here are the permits that are typically required:

1) The Sagarmatha National Park Permit

2) Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card

3) The Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit

3) Foods and lodging

You will stay in tea houses or lodges along the trekking route. The tea houses offer basic accommodation facilities such as a bed, blanket, and shared bathroom facilities. The level of comfort and amenities may vary as you ascend to higher altitudes.

All the food will be cooked by the local cook by using local vegetables so the taste would be very local. The teahouse offers a menu with a range of options including Nepali, Tibetan, Indian and International dishes. The common meals consist of rice, lentils, vegetables, soups, and noodles. 

4) Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is common in mountains above the altitude of 3000 m. When it comes to illness such as nausea, headache, difficulty in breathing, increased heart rate, and uneasiness, one should be pro- active and notify the guide to minimize the possible risk.

To minimize the risk of altitude sickness here are some guidelines:

Stop and rest where you are

 Do not go any higher for at least 24 to 48 hours

 Make sure you are drinking enough water

 Do not smoke, drink alcohol, or exercise

5) Guide and porter

It’s always helpful to trek with a knowledgeable, experience licensed guide and join a trekking agency to ensure safety and utilize your valuable time in a best way.

It’s important to note that according to Nepal tourism board, all the trekkers are required to obtain services of licensed trekking guide and to obtain TIMS card through authorized trekking agencies registered with the government of Nepal.

Therefore, Nepal holiday treks and tours Pvt. Ltd. is always here to offer you a highly experienced, friendly, English speaking, and licensed trekking guide and porter with their insurance. Moreover, they can provide you valuable insights into the local culture, traditions, and history of the region. They can also explain the significance of monasteries, festivals, and other cultural aspects you encounter along the way.  Similarly a porter carries your heavy backpack, and allowing you to trek with a lighter load.

6) Travel insurance

Obtaining travel insurance is highly recommended for any trekking activities including EBC trek with Kala Patthar. The trek includes high altitude trekking which may be physically challenging and dangerous. Travel insurance can cover you financially in the event of an accident, a medical emergency, a flight cancellation or delay, or lost or stolen luggage and other potential risks associated with high- altitude trekking.

When buying travel insurance for this trek, ensure that it covers the activities like mountaineering, high- altitude trekking, and emergency helicopter evacuation, as these can be expansive without insurance. 

Importantly, Nepal Holiday treks and tours Pvt. Ltd. strongly recommend you for travel insurance for this trek because it can offer you with peace of mind and financial protection in the event of an unforeseen accident. 

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu Then Transfer To Hotel.

Our representative will be waiting for you at the airport to warmly welcome you with garland of flowers in their hands and your names in their placard. You will be transferred to the preferred hotel of your choice for recreation and will have overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening we will be providing you a welcome dinner too.

Day 2 : Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding

If possible you will be provided a mountain flight where you will be able to observe the magnificent mountain peaks from the top. After the end of this adventurous flight we will fly for Lukla which takes approximately 40 minutes. We will begin our trekking from Lukla at 2865 meters situated in Khumbu region to Phakding (2650 meters) walking for 3 to four hours. We will be observing the lifestyle of the people as well as the terraced landscapes and the valley. Our overnight stay will be at a guest house in Phakding.

Day 3 : Trek from Phakding to Namche bazaar

We will lead our way through the incredible forest of rhododendron, beautiful blue pine forests, firs and junipers. It will feel like the nature is welcoming us for the trek and we are being convinced by them. We reach Namche Bazaar after a 7 hours of hike where we will stay overnight for this day.

Day 4 : Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

We will be spending this day for acclimatization in Namche Bazaar strolling through the village and be close to its natives. We will also be visiting the local museum to know and be more familiar with the place this following day and stay overnight at the Namche Bazaar.

Day 5 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

We will trek all the way to Tengboche through Phunki walking for about 3 hours. Mesmerizing views of Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Kantaiga, Ama Dablam and Thamserku will occupy your memory forever and will inspire you always to return back. We will have our overnight stay at Tengboche.

Day 6 : Trek from Tengboche to Periche

We will begin our journey through the birch, conifers and rhododendron forest to make our way to Pheriche at an altitude of 4280 meters. We will be passing our way through Imja River to reach Pheriche where there is a first aid center for tourists. We will be staying at a guest house.

Day 7 : Acclimatization in Pheriche

On the seventh day of our adventurous trek; we will be staying for one more day at Pheriche to acclimatize ourselves and be ready to move further.

Day 8 : Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche

Continuing our journey; we will be climbing to the terminal rubble of Khumbu Glacier where we can see six monuments of Sherpa who passed away in Lobucha avalanche. We will be staying overnight at an altitude of 4940 meters in Lobuche at a guest house.

Day 9 : Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep via Kala Patthar

The early morning we will start trekking to Kala Patthar and within 2 hours we will be getting the closest and most beautiful view of Mount Everest from its top to bottom at once sight. We will be returning back to Gorak Shep (for overnight stay.

Day 10 : Trek from Gorak Shep to Lobuche

On this particular day of trekking; we will be at Mt. Everest Base camp (5380 meters) at the mid of our trekking where every traveler dreams to be. We will be at Lobuche (4940 meters) to stay overnight.

Day 11 : Trek from Lobuche to Dingboche

We will gradually descent from Lobuche to Dingboche (4360 meters) enjoying most striking natural scenarios to stay overnight.

Day 12 : Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar

We will again descend to Namche bazaar enjoying the splendid and incomparable scenarios on the way from Dingboche. The pine, oak and rhododendron tree bids farewell to you as you reach Namche Bazaar for your overnight stay on this day.

Day 13 : Explore around Namche bazaar

After a long trek we will try our body to acclimatize as well as be fresh as before and we will spend this particular day on Namche Bazaar enjoying our trip. This day we will stay overnight at a guest house in Namche Bazaar.

Day 14 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

This is the last day of our hike and on this day we will be trekking to Lukla from Namche Bazaar and stay overnight at Lukla.

Day 15 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

We will take you back to Kathmandu and let you refresh in the day .

Day 16 : Departure from Kathmandu

We will accompany you to the airport for your departure to your homeland.


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