The Kalapathar Everest base camp trek is one of the wonderful adventure experiences of a lifetime. It is probably the world’s best trekking route where hikers get such an up-close view of Massif the Everest mountain range over the clouds.
Considerably, it is an indescribable trekking trip to enjoy the reality of local people in the Everest Khumbu region, unparalleled high Mountain View, safe and sound each and every corner while walking up to Everest base camp and Kalapthar.
The Kalapathar Everest base camp trek starts from Kathmandu, as it is an ancient town of Nepal. The city is full of historical temples and Buddhist Stupas where our professional tour guide tail you around and also trek preparation before flying into Lukla.
On this Everest base camp Kala-Pahar trek, you need to quite fit physically and mentally with our experienced guide and the extraordinary route of Everest base camp takes you to the high and picturesque suspension bridge, pine forest, unique and respectful Buddhist culture, and well-decorated Monasteries.
Likewise, it is a hub of Towering tall mountains especially for Photographers, hikers, trekkers. The most beautiful part of this trek is to enjoy the hypnotic view of Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha-8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Island Peak, Cho Oyu, and many other high mountain peaks.
During this hike, Your guide provided by safe holiday Adventures will describe all about Sherpa culture, their history, mountaineering, name, and height of each and every mountain as they know all about the region.
Furthermore, your trek in the Everest region is not only your holiday where many remote side guides and porters got the job and the money straight goes to the villages.
The difficulties during the trek is a most common question for Everest base camp trekking but it is a relatively moderate trek if you follow your guide, itinerary and informative media, Therefore if you are just hearing from friends, relatives, unreliable media that Everest base camp is really tough than leaving all of that illusion, be positive and book your trip.
Additionally. If you are simply fit and if you follow the experienced guide and itinerary you will make it without having any issues.
Note: As you know that Lukla airport is geographically one of the hardest airstrips to take off and take on so, only if there is good and clear weather they fly which means, almost no one flight fly on time due to the weather, and if you are confused with the scheduled flight just ask with your guide or Related airlines counter, they will explain you about the flights.
Day 01: Flight to Lukla (2860 m/9383 fit.) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m/8,727 ft),
Today you are flying in the morning from domestic airport Kathmandu to Lukla. It is a short flight of about 30 minutes, but you will have a magical the Himalayas panorama while flying.
After landing at Tenzing Hillary airport Lukla, you will meet your porter and take a short break for breakfast and rest then you will head down to Phakding along with the crystal clear Dudh Koshi River. While you are walking to Phakding, you will enjoy the view of Massif landscapes, rivers, suspension bridges, local houses, farming, monasteries, and peaceful Buddhist prayer flags.
Today is relatively the best and easy today, difficult ways and also you will have few breaks for resting and for lunch before reaching Phakding. You will be staying at Tea House in Phkading.
Breakfast: At Lukla
Lunch: At Ghat
Dinner: At Phakding
Walking duration: 3 hours
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m/11,318 ft.)
We trek after breakfast from Phakding in the morning and we will walk again along the river and traditional villages. Our first 2 to 3 hours walking will be gradually up passing quite some beautiful suspension bridges, farmlands, Sagarmatha National park entry checkpoint than the next 3 Hours we have to climb through the pine forest then we reach Namche Bazaar.
Today, we will have to walk about 6 hours, but there are many places where we can rest and stop also for lunch, which means you will have the whole, day to enjoy the view, make your own pace and reach Namche Bazaar. The view from Namche is just unbelievable as it is located on the cliff of Massif Mountain and situated at 3450 m.
Breakfast: At Phakding,
Lunch: At Jorsalle,
Dinner: At Namche,
Walking duration: 6 hours.
Day 03: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3,890 m/12,762 ft)
After spending a lovely night at Namche bazaar, on your 3 days, we again start our day quite early. We will have a hot and fresh breakfast at the lodge and we begin to walk towards Tyagboche. In the beginning, the first 20-minute walk will be quite steep on stone-made steps, then, the route of the trail will be so much easy and over wide valley view. The trekking route will be wide and easy till we reach Sanasa, it is about 2 hours walking on the cliff of Massif the green hill then trek head down to Funki Thanga, through the Lausasa and pine forest.
After 3 hours of walking from Namche, we will reach Funki Thanga, where we will stop at rest and some food after that, we trek continue through the forest of rhododendron and pine, fir to Tyagboche. After lunch at Funki Thanga, we have to climb about 2 hours on a dusty trail, so you are suggested to wear a mask or at least cover your nose and mouth for your safety.
After your 5 hours pleasant walk, you are already there at Tyagboche, which is famous for Buddhist people as they have a monastery and also the best spot to enjoy the view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, and many other lovely peaks. The largest and decorated monastery of the Khumbu region is in Tyangbocuhe. If you are interested to see the way of chanting by monks then visit early morning and after 3 pm every day.
Breakfast: At Namche,
Lunch: At Funkithanga,
Dinner: At Tyagboche,
Duration of trek: 5 hours,
Day 04: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,304 ft.)
Today, you are highly recommended weak up early if you are there to enjoy the clear view to the east north side from Tyagboche. We take to early breakfast then descents through the forest till Deboche. It is a short downhill walk, but if you are lucky enough, you might see some wild musk deer and Mountain goat (Himalayan Thar). After debauched the trails lead you on a flat shape trail till the Imja River, then we climb up to Pagboche.
The Pangboche for already 4000 m high and it is also quite dense Sherpa residency, where you can stop for tea and spent some time which will help you a lot not have AMS. The next trek continues on the cliff of the mountain and along the river, then we reach Somare, it is a popular lunch stop before reaching Dingboche. After Lunch, you will have an open view and you feel like you are surrounded by the mountains and wonderful breeze, In the last 20 minutes before Dingboche we have to climb otherwise the trail is just easy and pleasant.
The Dingboche is a relatively big Sherpa town, where there are a number of Lodges and Inn and also you can see yaks grazing along the route.
Breakfast: At Tyangboche
Lunch: At Somare
Dinner: At Dingboche
Duration of trek: 5 Hours
Day 05: Early walk from Dingboche (4,360 m/14,304 ft.) to Lobuche (4,910 m/16,108 ft),
Today on our 5 days we are heading to Lobuche. The trail leads you slowly to the small hill station behind Dingboche then continue to walk on the grassland and the edge of the mountain. We have to walk very slow and try to rest and drink a lot for our own safety because you are already 4400 m high.
After 3 hours of easy gradually walk on a grassland trail, you will be there at Dhugla-, it is where many trekkers stop for at least tea and Lunch.
Trek from Dhugla to The memorial hill station is quite challenging, but still, the close-up view of Tawache, Nuptse, and Chocolate will inspire you to walk to the top of the memorial hill. There are so many Memorials of climbers who have died while Climbing Mountains in Khumbu and at the same time, you can see the truly indescribable view of the entire Khumbu Mountain View, valley, rivers, and colorful prayer flags. After the memorial hill station, we trek on an easy trail in the valley for about an hour then we reach Lobuche. It is a small place got about 10 lodges.
Breakfast: At Dingboche
Lunch: At Douglas
Dinner: At Lobuche
Duration of walk: 5 Hours
Day 06: Trek from Lobuche (4,910 m/16,108 ft) to Everest base camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft), than Gorakshep (5,180 m/16994 ft)
Today is probably the most exciting day. We begin our journey from Lobuche very early because we have to walk a relatively long day today. After a very early breakfast, we trek to Gorakshep through the valley and cliff of the Rocky Mountains. The first 1-hour walk will be very easy, but a bit cold but once we get sunshine we will be fine again. It is about 3 hours walk from Lobuche to Gorakshep but you are suggested to walk very slow and try to enjoy the view of massif Khumbu Glacier, and the many mighty peaks around.
After 3 hours walk, you will reach Gorakshep, as it is the last settlement of the Everest base camp trek, where we get our accommodation first, we take also quick lunch then trek to EBC with a light backpack. The route to EBC from Gorakshep is quite rocky and challenging, but if you walk slowly and if you drink a lot of water and energy bar you will be fine. Your 2 hours slow pace takes you to EBC, which is your dream spot to step on and make lifetime achievements; you can take pictures with the sign and retrace your steps to Gorakshep.
Breakfast: At Lobuche
Lunch: At Gorakshep
Dinner: At Gorakshep
Duration of walk: 7 to 8 Hours
Day 07: Hike to Kalapathar than trek to Pangboche (4,000 m/13,123 ft)
Today on your 7 days, you will have such a best view of Mt. Everest because from any other corner of the Everest region you never see the best view like here at Kalapathar. We start our day without a big bag pack to Kalapathar, it is quite challenging for after reaching their top the top of Kalapathar you will forget all your pain and difficulties. It is about 2 hours walking from Gorakshep steeply up, but the view of Everest base camp, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and other many will be just there in an up-close distance.
The Kalapathar is one of the best hill stations to see the entire Khumbu Everest mountain view, but is also a cold place and windy so that you should wear warm clothes after Kalapthar we retrace our steps to Gorakshep, take our big bags and we follow the same way again to Dhugla then we follow the right-side trail down to Pheriche. It is where we probably take lunch, then we just descents on a wide easy trail to Pangboche.
Breakfast: At Gorakshep
Lunch: At Pheriche
Dinner: At Pangboche
Duration of walk: 7 to 8 hours
Day 08: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m/11,318 ft.)
On the 8 days also we follow the same way back to Namche Bazaar.
Breakfast: At Pangboche
Lunch: At Funkithanga
Dinner: Namche Bazaar
Duration of walk: 5 Hours
Day 09: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2860 m/9383 ft
In the 9 days, of this trek, we will be back to Lukla following the same route passing, pine forest, local villages, suspension bridges, and wide and green valley view.
The first 2 hours walking we trek through the pine forest one steep downhill trail to Jorsalle then to Manjo where we have to check out our permit after that we trek via Toktok, Phakding, ghat, Chheplung, and reach Lukla. There are many spots where you can rest and also we stop for Lunch. It is your last walking day on this trek so after reaching Lukla, you can celebrate with your trekking team and staff.
Breakfast: At Namche
Lunch: At Phakding
Dinner: At Lukla
Duration of walk: 7 to 8 hours
Day 10: Lukla to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4429 ft)
On the last day of your trek, you will take an early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. You will have the final Everest view and the entire region, then land at Kathmandu airport. After reaching Kathmandu, the airport we will drop you at the Hotel.
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