KALA PATTAR TREK | EVEREST BASE CAMP | Alpinist Club

KALA PATTAR TREK

Group Size

2-15 person

meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

accomodation

tent, Lodge, Hotel

arrival on

kathmandu

departure from

Kathmandu

trip level

Easy

max. altitude

5,630 m

Best season

Autumn, Spring

trip highlights

  •  the approach of Everest and the most beautiful peaks of the upper Khumbu.
  • The optional ascent of Kala Pattar (5600m), the most beautiful belvedere on Everest.
  • The acclimatization day at Namche Bazar,
  • facing the splendid summit of Ama Dablam (6810 m).

trip introduction

Kala Pattar Everest base camp trek (5630) starts with experiencing a breathtaking mount flight to Lukla from Kathmandu city.  your trail leads through the famous numerous Sherpa village and Buddhist monasteries.  in the true adventure, you will continue trekking with your guide and porters.  the path following the Dhudha Koshi River. And you will walk inside Rhododendron and the pine forest. To acclimatize your body properly before getting in high elevation. however, you stay one night in Namche Bazaar. this trading village between Tibet and the Sherpa village is located at 3440 m altitude. Also, we visit Sherpa Museum, Sagarmatha National Park information center, Monastery at Namche bazaar.

Kala Pattar Everest base camp trek Then, you will enter the valley of the Khumbu region. In the sphere of giants, icy walls, and mythical peaks. of course, with your experienced team and the majestic Himalayas view. you will ascend to Kala patter and also base camp for unrivaled breathtaking views.  which is the surroundings of the peak under the blessing of three peaks. which is more than 8000m. Everest (8848 m), Makalu (8475 m), Lhotse ( 8383 m). Include, without forgetting Pumori (7145 m), Nuptse (7879 m), and Ama Dablam (6856 m).

Kala patter and Everest base camp itinerary are designed for all. Those who dream are dreaming to go in high mountains. At the foot of Everest and other beautiful mountains in Khumbu.  This two-week trek is a skillful walk trip in Sherpa country. This trek provides a lifetime experience in the Nepal Himalayas. At last, we return the same trail to Pangbuche and taking an alternative trail to the Tengboche village to avoid crowds.

Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu. you are greeted at the airport by our team and then transferred to our hotel. Evening briefing from your guide.

approximately 15 hours of driving to the hotel
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals:  dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

We reserve this day for sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and to prepare for trekking. After having a warm breakfast, we will leave the hotel in a private vehicle with an experienced tour guide. We will visit several UNESCO listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and the famous sacred Hindu temple, the Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, and Boudhanath stupa. These places are famous to have inherited ancient religious practices, architecture, and culture.

Tour: full-day tour
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: breakfast 
Accommodation: night in the hotel

Very early departure (between 2 am and 4 am) for Ramechapp airport. On your arrival, a breakfast near the airport will be organized before taking your flight to Lukla. On your arrival in Lukla, organization of the loads with the porters and the sherpas then start of the trek. Depending on availability in the lodges, stage in Phakding (2610 m) or Monjo (2835 m), in order to shorten the next long stage to Namche Bazar.

Final altitude: approximately 2,660 m
Meals: breakfast 
Accommodation: night in the hotel

We appreciate the softness and greenery of the Dudh Kosi Gorge. At this average altitude, vegetation is still abundant, pine forests cover the steep slopes. At the detours of the trail we discover hamlets nestled in clearings, nestled above the banks of the river or perched on small flats. After the village of Monjo, we enter the Sagarmatha National Park (“goddess mother of heaven” Nepalese name given to Mount Everest). Created in 1976 and listed as a World Natural Heritage by UNESCO, the park extends over the entire watershed of Dudh Kosi, within which our course. By a wide path winding through the pines, we climb 500 meters above the confluence with the Bhote Kosi. Around 3100 meters, a small stop is needed to discover Everest in focus. Namche, the capital of the Sherpa country is staged in a large amphitheater overlooking the gorges, facing the peaks of the Lumding Himal. The village is of importance, nearly 2500 inhabitants live in opulent houses. Markets, traditional shops, and Sherpa shops offer a lively atmosphere.

approximately 6 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 3,440 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Free day on Namche, the most important city in the region. Many lodges and restaurants are present for this starting point of the trek to Everest. It is the ideal place to rest and acclimatize at high altitude, before embarking on this hike. According to the desire, half-day trekking on the heights of Namche Bazar: villages of Khunde and Khumjung (3780 m), landscapes of pastures and small well-ordered fields. We can admire the sunset on Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest above Namache (1-hour walk).

approximately 3-4 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 3,440 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We climb above Namche Bazar by a gently sloping path on the mountainside to Mong Pass, overlooking Ama Dablam and Kantega, two of Nepal’s most spectacular peaks. We then descend to Phortse Tenga at 3600 m at the edge of the Milky River (Dudu Khosi) and go back slightly to the village of Phortse (3810 m). This day allows us to perfect our acclimatization to the altitude

approximately 6 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 3,810 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

A slow and steady climb up the Khumbu Valley to Pangboche, the village dominated by Ama Dablam. For 1h30, we go along the river imjakhola through Shomare, then we follow Lobuche Khola to Pheriche.

approximately 6 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 4,240 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge.

Easy walk for 1 hour, then the trail climbs gently until Thokla (4620 m), then a steep climb to the Thokla pass (4830 m), where there are chortens in memory of the dead during the ascent of the Everest. We have an exceptional view of the West peaks of Everest and the elegant summit of Ama Dablam.

approximately 6 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 4,930 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Early in the morning, we leave for Kala Pattar (5630 m) to enjoy the view. We follow the Khumbu Glacier Lateral Moraine, a sawtooth path in steep boulders. The climb is relatively easy until Gorakshep and becomes steeper until Kala Pattar. The view is sublime on the highest and most prestigious peaks in the world. We are at the heart of the mineral universe of high mountains. After this exceptional show, we go back down to Gorakshep. Free time in one of the highest villages in the world. The bravest can go to the Everest base camp, the mythical heart of Himalayanism (4 hours more).

approximately 6 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately  5,165 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We trek alongside the Khumbu Glacier as the path winds over the rocky moraine towards the settlement of Gorak Shep. We are high, among the glaciers of the world’s highest peaks. Following our arrival at Gorak Shep, we have an early lunch before we commence our trek to Everest Base Camp. In the pre-monsoon season, many expeditions can be seen at base camp and this excursion is one of the highlights of the trek.

approximately 6 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately  5,165 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge.

We turn back to Thokla and fork to Dingboche, entering one of the wildest valleys of Khumbu. Island Peak, Ama Dablam, and further Makalu offer a magnificent sight. Steeper descent to reach Deboche. Stunning views of Nuptse, Pumori, and Langtren.

approximately 6 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 4,440 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

The day begins with the climb to Tengboche, the spiritual heart of Khumbu. Visit the famous monastery, a magnificent site dominated by Ama Dablam. We then take the path of descent through the forests of rhododendrons to reach the banks of the Dudh Koshi. Night in Namche Bazar.

approximately 6 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 3.440m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We soon taste the gentle warmth of the low valleys descending the forested gorges of the Dudh Khosi, crossing the villages of Monjo and Phakding, before going back to Lukla where we thank the team of porters. We will spend our last evening in the heart of Khumbu.

approximately 6 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 2,800 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Flight to Ramechapp airport then transfer to Kathmandu. The flight is subject to weather conditions, a delay in the day of rotation is possible. This is why we always plan a reserve day in Kathmandu before resuming the international flight. Transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu and a free afternoon.

approximately Transfer: 15 min flight and 4 to 5 h drive.
Final altitude: approximately 1,350 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

Final altitude: approximately 1,350 m
Meals: breakfast
Accommodation: hotel

free time depending on the departure time of your flight and our representative will drop you at the airport, ending your journey in Nepal. We hope to be of service to you again. Thank you and safe travels.

approximately 20 minutes  of driving to the airport 
Final altitude: approximately 13,50m
Meals: breakfast 

Best Time to Visit

AUTUMN
During the months of October and November, the sky is normally a deep blue, the sun often bright, and the view of the mountains mostly crystalline, the temperature during the day is rather pleasant. It is an excellent time for tourism and trekking, although temperatures can be cold, especially at night in the Everest region.

WINTER
Heavy snowfall sometimes makes several high altitudes passes impassable. Trekking is still possible, but at altitudes below 4000m because of the cold. The weather is very clear and the visibility of the mountains is excellent.

SPRING
From March to May, the days are sunny and the temperatures increasingly mild. The view of the mountains gets worse and worse as the monsoon approaches, but it is also the flowering period of the rhododendrons, absolutely magnificent, especially in the Annapurna region.

SUMMER
In June and July, the humid air masses of the Bay of Bengal collide with the Himalayan range. As they rise, they cool and condense to fall in the form of rain: it is the monsoon. Its effects are very uneven across the country. It gradually loses its intensity as it moves from the south-east to the north-west. Some regions are therefore less affected by the monsoon: the north of the Annapurna area (Manang, Naar, Phu), Dolpo, and Mustang. where else, the paths are sometimes slippery and often infested with leeches …

inclusion

what's included

  • Pick up from the airport and Final drop to the airport by private vehicle
  • Domestic flights described in the program.
  • Accommodation as described in the paragraph “On-site organization”.
  • Meals as indicated in the “Day to day” program.
  • Dinner on the last evening in Kathmandu (except for drinks).
  • Supervision by an English-speaking Nepalese guide throughout the trip.
  • The assistance of a local team during the trekking (sirdar, porters, cooks).
  • The special permit for this region of Nepal.
  • All Government tax

what's not included

The price does not include

  • Cancellation/interruption of stay/loss of luggage insurance and assistance.
  • All that is not indicated in the section “The price includes”.

Your expenses on site

  • Visa fees on arrival.
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Nepalganj
  • Any additional luggage on domestic flights.
  • The drinks.

TIPS

Tips are an integral part of the country’s culture. This gesture of thanks, which varies according to the itinerary and the duration, has become an obligation. A prize pool is created, given at the end of the trip to the members of the team.

However, it is important that the tip remains a gratuity, as our teams are also very well paid. We invite you to distribute tips only if the service has met your expectations and to reduce this sum if the services were not sufficient, explaining why in order to consolidate our educational work.

 

 

Accomodation & meal

ACCOMMODATION

In a standard category hotel (base: double room) in Kathmandu and Pokhara, during the rest of the trip in a tent (3-person tents for 2 people) or in a lodge depending on the trip. The lodges in Nepal are very comfortable random. In general, conditions are quite good around the Annapurnas and the Everest region. On the other hand, in Mustang, in the Manaslu,  Tsum valley, and in the region of Kangchanjung or Makalu, they can be very rudimentary to the point of being a dormitory sometimes even a kitchen. lodges can look like a refuge or sometimes a bed and breakfast from home. Most of the time it is a family house with double, triple, or dormitory rooms. Toilets and showers are always separate.

MEAL

In the cities, many restaurants allow us to discover the typical local cuisine. Meat is scarce in the high mountain, the Nepalese are generally vegetarians. The basic ingredients are rice, pasta, lentils, potatoes, vegetables. Snacks are included during the trek (cereal bars, dried fruits, etc.).

For camping trek accommodation: during the trek, breakfasts and evening meals are prepared by the kitchen team. They are taken under the mess tent. Depending on the profile of the stages (length of the day’s walk and/or presence of water), midday snacks will be served hot or cold in the form of picnics.

For tea house trek accommodation: meals are prepared by the cooks of the lodge and are taken in the dining room. Here is a typical one-day menu:

  • breakfast: eggs, toast or chapati, or Tibetan bread or pancakes, or pancakes, butter/jam, tea or coffee
  • lunch: the main course, tea or coffee.
  • dinner: soup, main course, fruit (fresh or canned), tea or coffee

NB: Hindus and Buddhists are most often vegetarians. We, therefore, eat very little meat or fish. The dishes are pasta, rice, potatoes, lentils, etc.

DRINKS: during the trek, tea is served with meals (two cups of tea per meal). Additional cups of tea and other beverages, including mineral water, are the responsibility of the participants. You can fill your gourds with water in the lodges, but it is essential to treat them with purifying tablets. Avoid buying plastic bottles.

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