Everest Kalapatthar Trekking

If you are adventurous, interested in mountaineering and a culture vulture there more than enough to explore and see the jaw dropping sights in Everest Kalapatthar Trekking. Close up look of world tallest snow peak Mt.Everest and other eight – thousands become a lifetime thrilling experience. Ascent to Kalapatthar is a popular trek route of Nepal and most of the mountain lovers prefer to go in this route to experience bouncing satisfactions. The vampire-white mountains look like silver wall, straddling east west, rolling hills and lush valleys and the rugged landscape of Khumbu region are worth watching. Everest  Kalapatthar trekking & expedition offers exclusive Himalayan views of Mt. Everest 8848m , Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8463m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m & other 25 snowy caped mountains peak of Everest region.

Situated in the heart of Khumbu Region 5,644m above sea level, making it the highest altitude reached on most EBC treks at over 300m above Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar is a paramount viewpoint for Mt.Everest. Everest Kalapatthar trekking is classical trekking destination to discover fauna and flora, rich indigenous cultural variation, religious shrines in high elevated terrain. The world famous Sherpa people who are titleholders for mountaineering and tour guide, their pleasing hospitality and wholehearted dedication for the tourist make you welcomed warmly.

16-18 days iconic trek begins with visiting UNESCO listed cultural site of Kathmandu Valley in first day following panoramic flight to Lukla (2860m, the gateway to Mt.Everest on the next day.  A day hiking to Namche Bazaar takes us to verdant fields and hillsides covered in rhododendrons. One day acclimatization in Namche Bazaar and hiking to nearby hilltops and Hotel Everest View the highest placed hotel in the world offers you panoramic view of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks. Continue trek passes by various up and down trails with mesmerizing sight of mountain peaks in foreground as well as backgrounds. Walking through Sagarmatha National Park and visiting beautiful villages like Tengboche Pheriche Lobuche Gorak Shep and green pasture lands we finally reach to Kala Patthar.

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1340M)

Real Adventure representative welcomes you in Tribhuvan International Airport,Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel in central of Kathmandu . After check in to Hotel, basically you will have rest, freshen yourself and getting ready for trekking.Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel Meal: No

Day 02: Full day Kathmandu city tour

Kathmandu is a historical place which inhabits culture varying from medieval era to present age. Kathmandu city is embellished with eight UNESCSO listed world heritage site which embodied cultural, architectural and ancient wooden crafts and also known as the city of temple. Pashupatinath, Syambhunath(monkey temple), Boudhhanath are holy places Hindus and Buddhists respectively. The Durbar Squares like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square are the places which exhibit the grandiose architecture, historical monuments and cultural ceremonies. Besides that Chagunarayan, Golden Temple, Ghantaghar , and other places are worth visiting in Kathmandu city.Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Trek to Phadking (2700m)

We will catch the first flight from Kathmandu to a fly to scenic Lukla Airport. When flight takes off from Kathmandu it immediately flies over the snowcapped mountains of Everest regions, green hills and some hamlets of eastern Nepal for 35 minutes. Our tour operator and guide will welcome us in Lukla and arrange the trek, and then we hike to Phakding. Phakding is beautiful village with Chorten, praying flags, inscribed Mani wall, monasteries and praying wheels with warm hospitality. Overnight in Phadking.Accommodation: Guest Hose Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Phadking to Namche Bazaar (3420m)

After comfy accommodation in Phakdin we follow the trail alongside of Dudh Koshi River in pine forest until we reach to Benker valley. While climbing up, take a pause in Zamphuti to view beauty of Thamserku peak, sky warding opposite direction. After Benakar valley, crossing suspension bride we hike up to Chumoa, where we can see the agriculture farm. Walking on up and down trails until we cross small stream we reach to small village Monjo. Waking through Sagarmatha National Park for some minute we step down, cross the small stream we reach Jhorsale with the views of Mt. Everest peeking over the ridge of Nuptse (7879m) the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.Accommodation: Guest Hose Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche (3420)

Namche Bazaar is main city of Khumu region that houses luxurious hotels, restaurants, government offices bank, ATM cards and many provisions. Namche Bazaar has ample of choices to explore. Hiking to Everest View hotel is mostly chosen option where we can enjoy cool and cloudless sunrise over the mountain peaks like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Konde and few others. If it interests you, you can trek to Khumjung Village to observe the monastery that has ostensible Yeti scalp and the school built by Sir Edmund Hillary's Himalayan Trust. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.Accommodation: Guest Hose Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3850m)

After acclimatization day in Namche, today we ascend elevation of 400m hiking in easier trail. On the way we walk besides agriculture project, with glimpse of small monasteries on the way until we reach to Phakdin from where we walk in slightly steep road until we reach to entrance of Tengboche. Tengboche is a beautiful hamlet, which is well known for historic Tengboche monastery, one of the ancient monasteries in Everest region. Tengboche monastery, situated in Sagarmatha National Park is a holy place for the Sherpa people who follow Buddhism, and vintage point for panoramic sight of Himalayas, like Mt.Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse Thamskru and Ama Dablam. If we reach before 3.00 pm, we will enjoy the peaceful mantras of monk and spot Buddhist ceremonies. Overnight in Tengboche.Accommodation: Guest Hose Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Tengboche to Pheriche (4240m) /Dingboche (4350m)

Our trail goes up and we walk throughout a green forest blooming with multicolor rhododendron flowers with good views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Short downhill trek takes us to Dovuch, where we cross Imja river and reach to Pangboche. Slight downhill trek via pasture field leads us to Shomara and after Shomara we walk uphill towards Orsho village. From Orsho the trails bisects to Dingboche or Pheriche. Walking across Imja valley and Lobuche River we reach to Dingboche. But if we walk up the hill above Pheriche - there is a spot at about 5,100m that has stunning views of the valleys and Ama Dablam and this place offers more accommodation and health post. If you we choose the trail towards upper Pangboche trail we will reach to Pangboche monastery which offers view of snowcapped peaks. Walking amid Imja Valley alongside of Lobuche River we reach to Dingboche. Dingboche is a peaceful village decorated with green and brown terrace of barley, potato and buckwheat. Overnight in Pheriche.Accommodation: Guest Hose Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Acclimatization day

Pheriche and Dingboche both are perfect stopover for acclimatization. Pheriche is a peaceful village, where we can visit Himalaya Rescue Association and get some tips for trekking in high altitude. Ascending above Pheriche from hilltop we can enjoy the view of mountain range. A day break in Dingboche is consists of alluring view of Lothse, Lobuche West, Lobuche East Makalu, Cho Oyu, Cholaste and Taboche. Amazing Sunrise from teahouses, visit to Buddhist Stupa and assimilation with local people are the main leisure activities in Dingboche. We can visit monastery in the west south of Dingboche. Overnight in Pheriche/ Dingboche.Accommodation: Guest Hose Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09: Pheriche/Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m)

Today we start our journey amid the Himalayas as if we are surrounding by Himalayans in every directions. From now the routes seems narrower and slope until we reach to Dusa where we visit Campsite that was used during first successful Everest Expedition in1953. While walking slowly to uphill, we see Mt.Pumari in front view, but when we move ahead, after sometime we leave Mt. Pumori behind us. After crossing small stream we begin to soar to sharp deadly glacial deposit of Khumbu Glacier and then to Dugla valley where we can see hanging prayer flags dancing in wind. On the way we visit Chupki Lahara, an edge with mesmeric view of Mt.Everest and stone shrines of the climbers who lost their life while climbing Mt.Everest. Descend steps to Khumu Glacier provide us captivating facing view of Mahalangur Himal, Khumbuste,Lintren and Pumori, and finally we stretch our legs in Lobuche from where we see Mt.Nuptse. Overnight in Lobuche.Accommodation: Guest Hose Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5160m)

Lobuche to Gorak Shep is very short upward trek that offers grandiose view of Mt. Pumori. We walk in glacier route for a while and in afternoon we reach to Gorak Shep. Gorakshep is trailhead for Kalapather and Everest Base Camp. Overnight in Gorak Shep.Accommodation: Guest Hose Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Site trip to Kalapattar and Everest Base Camp

Today we eat breakfast early in the morning and hike up to Kala Patthar. The trail is steep with a lot of rough rocks and the weather is cold with fairly strong wind blow. The spectacular view of Changtse, Khumbuste, and Lingtren snow peaks gives you urges us and we become more excited close up look of Mt.Everest. View from top of Kala Patthar is panoramic and we get sublime pleasure to have the world tallest mountain enfacing us. The stunning view of northern edge and top of Lhotse, Nuptse and Changtse is also panoramic. In Kala Patthar we can observe The Mount Everest Webcam installed in altitude of 5675m. With the heart full of happiness and fresh memory of world tallest mountain and of course best moments captured in camera, we descend back to Gorak Shep for Overnight stay. On the same day we can chose to climb up to Everest Base Camp. A short trek through ice field road we reach to Everest Base Camp. The place is surrounded by mountain peaks like Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori. When we reach the spot we will see the mob of trekkers, colorful tents and a kind of overwhelming scenario. Beautiful blue glacial, and unbelievable melting arrays, and ice sculptures and Khumbu glacier, an enclosed ice valley between Everest and Lothse are the major attraction of Everest Base Camp. Immersing in fascinating scenery of EBC we return back to Gorak Shep for overnight stay.Accommodation: Guest Hose Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Everest Base Camp to Pheriche

Today we trek back to Pheriche passing through Lobuche and Tholke village on the way. Trekker feel much easier today as the trails goes downhill with stunning view of mountains. Pheriche is best place to take rest and for refreshment as it houses restaurants and lodges also. Overnight in Pheriche.Accommodation: Guest Hose Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Pheriche to Tengboche

We walk down through forest with rhododendron flower of various colors, Himalayan shrub and herbs along with twittering sound of birds of several spices. A short descend walk leads us to Orsho and then, we walk downhill to Tengboche and visit monasteries and hanging around local area. Overnight in Tengboche.Accommodation: Guest Hose Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14: Tengboche to Namche

Today we will walk straight way for a few minutes and then move downhill in plain sailing route covered with rhododendron, pine and juniper trees along with bank of Dudh Koshi River. After crossing bridge over Dudh Koshi River we descend via green fine forest where we get a glimpse of birds like pheasant, Lophophorus impejanus (National birds of Nepal), snow pigeon and animals like Himalayan Thar and mountain goats. The downhill trail gradually enters into Sansa village from where the view of Nuptse, Thamserku and Ama Dablam is incredible, and then we reach to Namche Bazaar for overnight stay.Accommodation: Guest Hose Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15: Namche to Lukla

Today is the last day trekking in Himalaya. Along with the natural beauty, the social part of people is worth to observe today. The trail is crowed with tourists, trekkers from various parts of world. The traffic of porter, who make our trek possible, the yaks carrying heavy loads of stuffs and the local people are the open books to get an insight of social life of local people. Today we will walk besides Dudh Koshi River, crossing several suspension bridges and bidding farewell to various settlements. As it is the last day of your trek please make best of the way and feel free to enjoy the moment that you missed while moving uphill. Overnight in Lukla.Accommodation: Guest Hose Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu

We leave Himalaya region by catching first flight to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we can have better rest in hotel or plan the sightseeing for other places in Katmandu valley. Doing souvenir shopping in tourist hub area is best option. We can arrange according to your plan. In the evening we will have farewell dinner in traditional restaurant with cultural shows, cherishing the moment of successful accomplishment of your journey. Overnight in KathmanduAccommodation: 3 Star Hotel Meal: Breakfast

Day 17: Leasure day in Kathmandu

We allow a Leisure day in Kathmandu incase the flight from Lukla is canceled due to weather. If you are in Kathmandu we will take you on a guided tour to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one of the oldest cities in the valley. Evening farewell dinner in typical Nepalese restaurants with cultural show. Overnight in HotelAccommodation: 3 Star Hotel Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 18: Final departure

We conclude our journey today. Our guest attendant will help you drop in Kathmandu airport and bid adieu.The above mentioned itinerary can be reduced or extended according to your time permission. Please let us know your wheatear you want trip to be long or short, we will modify accordinglyMeal: Breakfast

Cost Includes

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  • Transportation to and from Kathmandu by air or road as per itinerary.
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea.
  • Accommodation in tea house or provided tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
  • Accommodation including breakfast at 3-4 star hotels in Kathmandu.
  • Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
  • Kathmandu City Tour with an Experienced Tour Guide ( Kathmandu , Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur) depends on your time frame.
  • Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).
  • Airport transfers
Cost Excludes

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  • International airfares
  • International Airport Departure Tax
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Major meals, Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
  • Airport departure tax to be paid in rupees on your departure 1760 rupees
  • entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue) – you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu .
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Tips & Gratuities



Trip Facts

  • Duration:18 Days
  • Grade:Moderate
  • Rating:Best
  • Region:Everest Region Trek
  • Trip:Everest Region Trek Trekking in Nepal
  • Activity:Everest region trek, Everest base camp Kalapatthar trek, scenic mountain flight to lukla
  • Max.Altitude:5,644.5 m (18,519 ft) ft.

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