Everest Base Camp trail & Kala Patthar 12 days

Duration: 12 days

Trip level: moderate (info?)

Maximum altitude: 5540 m

Accommodation: teahouse/lodge

Season: all year

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The Everest Base camp trail is by far the most popular EBC trek in Nepal. And with good reason. The trek is full with spectacular mountain views of the famous region. The two highlights of this trek is touching Everest BC, and the stunning view from Kala Patthar hill.

Before you can start the Everest base camp trail, you have to take a short flight to Lukla. This Sherpa village is located just outside of Sagarmatha National Park. Namche Bazaar is an important village for the local region and a pleasant place to stay for acclimatization day. It is best to do a day hike to the Everest view hotel to get adjusted to the altitude. In the coming days you continue the Everest Base Camp trail passing by the monasteries of Tengboche and Dingboche.  Both are important Buddhist centers for the local Sherpa community. At Lobuche and Gorakshep is no more vegetation because of the altitude. A day hike brings you to Everest Base Camp which is the first highlight of the EBC trek. The mighty Khumbu icefall and its surrounding 8000+ meters mountains makes you feel quite humble. The second highlight of this trek is the sunrise view from Kala Patthar. This viewpoint offers a glorious vista of Mount Everest, and the icefall. After that you slowly track back, passing by Pheriche and onwards to the monastery of Tengboche. The Everest Base Camp trail ends in Lukla, from where you will take your flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 01          Flight Kathmandu to Lukla (0,5 hrs.) and trek to Phakding (2640 m – 3 hrs.)
Day 02          Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 03          Resting day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Optional day hike to the Everest View hotel
Day 04          Trek to Tengboche (3867 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 05          Trek to Dingboche (4260 m – hrs.)
Day 06          Trek to Lobuche (4930 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 07          Trek to Gorakshep & Everest Base Camp (5364 m), return Gorakshep (5170 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 08          Trek to Kala Patthar (5545 m) and Thukla (4620 m- 6.30 hrs.)
Day 09          Trek to Tengboche (3867 m 5 hrs.)
Day 10           Trek to Monjo (2880 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 11            Trek to Lukla (2830 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 12            Flight Lukla to Kathmandu (0,5 hrs.)

During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and, if applicable, the cost of the local transfers.

Please inquire about the price.

We have noticed the ways of travelling and booking are changing rapidly. Many customers book a hotel or a guesthouse themselves prior to their journey. However, we would happily like to arrange accommodation for you. We have excellent contacts with various hotels and guesthouses and will be able to offer a good price rate for any budget.

When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Cost include:
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-Return flight Kathmandu to Lukla and transfer to and from domestic airport
-Certificate of CO2- emission free return flight Kathmandu to Lukla
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain guide
-Free use of waterproof bag ( only available with porter service)
-Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee, TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu

Cost exclude
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
-Lodging and food during trek
-Porter service for carrying luggage. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 10 kg. per person
-All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arises due to a change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for guide ( and porter)