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Everest Base Camp Kala Pathar Trek

2 day in Kathmandu, 14 days trekking. Total 15 days trekking package.

Overview

Everest Base Camp Kala Patthar Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Everest Region. Everest Base Camp Kala Patthar Trek offers pleasant views of Mount Everest (8,848m), Mount Lhotse (8,516m), Mount Makalu (8,463m), Mount Cho Oyu (8,201m) and neighboring 25 snows covered mountains peak of Khumbu Region. Everest Base Camp trek takes you to the heart of Khumbu Region. The main attraction of Kalapatthar Trekking is the trekking in Mount Everest Base Camp (5,363m) and Kala Patthar (5,545m).Along with Khumbu glaciers and Khumbu Icefall, Mount Everest Base Camp trekking is popular for top of the world and makes an unforgettable experience of Khumbu Himalayan Trekking Region.

Everest Base Camp Kala Patthar Trek is the third most popular and adventurous trekking destination in the world as it offers the closest view and also be able to set your foot in the world tallest mountain.

Everest Base Camp Kala Patthar is one the most prestigious trekking destination as you get to witness the beauty in the Himalayas.

Everest Base Camp Kala Patthar begins with a 35 minute flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From the flight you will be able to see the aerial view of the mountain range. After you land on Tenzing Hillary airport, you will feel refreshed as you will be able to see closer views of the mountain range. You will be surrounded with mesmerizing views all around you. We will get an opportunity to witness the lifestyle and culture of the legendary Sherpas up in the Himalayas.

Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu! As soon as you land on Kathmandu, you will be received by our representative waiting for your arrival at airport. Our representative will transfer you to hotel. The briefing of the Everest Base Camp Kala Pathar Trek will be discussed at your hotel or in Nepal Village office. You will get enough rest to start your trek at hotel. Good Night! Sleep Well!

Day 02: Kathmandu by flight to Lukla (2,830m) and trek to Phakding (2,630m): Flight Distance 35 minute and Walking Duration: 2-3 hours

Good Morning! Today is the Second Day of the Everest Base Camp Kala Pathar Trek. We will take early morning 35 minute flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. As soon as we land on Tenzing Hillary Airport, we start our 2 to 3 hours trek from Lukla to Phakding from there. We will spend the night there. Good Night! Sleep Well!

Day 03: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3480m): Walking Duration: 5-6 hours

Good Morning! Today is the Third Day of the Everest Base Camp Kala Pathar Trek. The morning rays of sunlight clues for a beautiful day. We leave the spot and make our way through remote settlements until Namche Bazaar. This place is a paradise for tourists as well as mountaineers particular. It is the gateway to the Everest Himalaya Region of Khumbu region in Nepal. We will spend the night there. Good Night! Sleep Well!

Day 04: Namche Bazaar acclimatization day

Good Morning! Today is the Fourth Day of the Everest Base Camp Kala Pathar Trek. During this day you can hike to Thame Monastery or Everest view hotel for superb Himalayan views including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kantega, Kusum khangaru, Khumbila, Tawache peak, Cholaste, Kongde etc. and return back to Namche Bazaar. We will spend the night there. Good Night! Sleep Well!

Day 05: Namche trek to Phortse village (3890m) walk approximately 5-6 hours

Good Morning! Today is the Fifth Day of the Everest Base Camp Kala Pathar Trek. You must have enjoyed the previous night for sure in this awesome place. However, no matter what, we need to make our way through the gradual ups and downs ahead. While trekking, you can enjoy superb views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. After 5 – 6 hours of trekking, we arrive at Phortse Village where we stay for this night. Good Night! Sleep Well!

Day 06: Phortse village trek to Dingboche (4320m) walk approximately 5-6 hours

Good Morning! Today is the Sixth Day of the Everest Base Camp Kala Pathar Trek. Today we will trek from an altitude of 3,890m to 4,320m. This trek will take approximately 5 to 6 hours of time to reach Dingboche from Phortse. You will feel the air becoming thinner as the altitude increases. We spend the night here. Good Night! Sleep Well!

Day 07: Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4910m) walk approximately 5-6 hours

Good Morning! Today is the Seventh Day of the Everest Base Camp Kala Pathar Trek. We reach Lobuche from Dingboche after a walk for approximately 5 to 6 hours to cover an altitude from 4,320m to 4,910m. On this day we trek for 590m. We explore Lobuche and spend the night there. Good Night! Sleep Well!

Day 08: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m) walk approximately 2-3 hours.

Good Morning! Today is the Eighth Day of the Everest Base Camp Kala Pathar Trek. We trek from Lobuche at 4910m to Gorakshep is 5140 m.  We trek for 2 to 3 hours to complete trek to Gorakshep from Lobuche. As we gain more height, the air becomes thinner. We spend the night here. Good Night! Sleep Well!

Day 09: Gorakshep to Kalapathar (5545m) to Pheriche (4250m)

Good Morning! Today is the Ninth Day of the Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek. Early in the morning we trek to Kalapathar for superb Himalayan panoramic view which includes Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Lhotse (8516m), Mount Nuptse (7855m), Mount Pumori (7161m), Mount Changaste (7550m), Mount Ama Dablam (6856m), Mount Thamserku (6723m), Mount Kantega (6979m), Mount Kusum Khangaru (6367m), Mount Kongde (6011m), Mount Tawache Peak (6367m), Mount Cholaste (6335m), back to Gorakshep, have breakfast and continue trek to Pheriche (4250m). We spend the night here. Good Night! Sleep Well!

Day 10: Pheriche trek to Tengboche (3890m) walk approximately 5-6 hours

Good Morning! Today is the Tenth Day of the Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek. After the tiring trek on the previous day, today we walk down to the lower altitudes to Orsho and Shomare. If you are willing to visit Gompa in Upper Pangboche, we can do so by taking a different route after Shomare. Otherwise we continue our trek to reach Pangboche. We retrace our footsteps down to the Imja Khola from Pangboche. We might visit nuns at the Debuche monastery if interested or move through the forest of Debuche. At last we reach Tengboche. We spend the night here. Good Night! Sleep Well!

Day 11: Tengboche trek to Namche Bazaar walk approximately 5-6 hours

Good Morning! Today is the Eleventh Day of the Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek. We descend our trek towards Namche Bazaar from Tengboche which lies at an altitude of 3480m. During our trial, we look around carefully to check if we missed something on the way up. Namche Bazaar is a gateway for entry and exit to Everest. We spend the night in Namche. Good Night! Sleep Well!

Day 12: Namche Bazaar trek to Phakding walk approximately 4-5 hours

Good Morning! Today is the Twelfth Day of the Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek. After a good night sleep at Namche Bazaar, we trek to Phakding from Namche Bazaar after some walk for 4 to 5 hours. We spend the night here. Good Night! Sleep Well!

Day 13: Phakding trek to Lukla: walk approximately 3-4 hours

Good Morning! Today is the Thirteenth Day of the Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek. We trek back from Phakding to Lukla for our flight to Kathmandu. We capture glimpses of the mountain range for memory. We spend the night here. Good Night! Sleep Well!

Day 14: Lukla by Flight back to Kathmandu

Good Morning! Today is the Fourteenth Day and last day at the mountains of the Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek. We arrive at Tenzing Hillary Airport to take our 35 minute flight back to Kathmandu. As soon as we arrive at Kathmandu, you will to dropped at the hotel and have some rest there. If you want you can explore around your hotel in Kathmandu. We spend the night there. Good Night! Sleep Well!

Day 15: Final Departure from Kathmandu

Good Morning! Today is the last day of Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek. We hope you had a wonderful time with us and it was an honor to be your partner in the trip. You will be dropped at the airport 3 hours before your departure time by our representative. Hope you will remember us in your next trip as well. Give us reviews so that we get to know our mistakes and improve it. Good Bye! Take Care! Have a safe flight back home!

Cost Info

Cost Include

  • Pick & Drop to Airport/Hotel by our Private Car/ Van / Bus
  •  Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with English speaking tour guide by car/van
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek
  • Accommodation of Lodges, Guest houses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek
  • Trekking Guides(Government Licensed holder) and Porters with good English during the trek
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • First Aid medical kit
  • Everest(Sagarmatha) National Park permit fees
  • Guide airfare Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance for Nepali staff during trekking period
  •  TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) Card
  •  Seasonal fresh fruits like (orange, apple, banana, mango and grape and other Nepali local fruits etc)
  • All administrative works (If necessary) related to government body
  • Government Taxes, legal expenses

Cost Exclude

  •  Meals in Kathmandu
  •  International flights
  •  Nepal entry visa fee
  •  Flights to Lukla & Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Airport tax required for the Domestic / International flights
  •  All alcoholic drinks, mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internet
  •  Extra Tea and Coffee. 
  •  Personal trekking equipment, medical and travel insurance
  •  Any extra transportation except itinerary (we can arrange if request) 
  •  Any kind of personal expenses / Helicopter rescue due to cause of out of our control.
  •  Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price 
  • Some extra assistance like (if you cannot walk properly our guide will arrange you horse, to came back, if applicable this you have to pay them directly)
  • Tips to trekking staffs ( Amount depends upon you)

Major Highlights during this trek

Sagarmatha National Park

  • Sagarmatha is an exceptional area with dramatic mountains, glaciers and deep valleys, dominated by Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world (8,848 m).
  • Several rare species, such as the snow leopard and the lesser panda, are found in the park.
  • The presence of the Sherpas, with their unique culture, adds further interest to this site.
  • National Park Fee : Rs 1000
  • TIMS Permit require for every foreigner trekkers Cost : $20

Mount Everest

Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha) world heritage side of Nepal

The Sagarmatha National Park includes the highest point of the Earth's surface, Mount Everest (Sagarmatha). The park is also of major religious and cultural significance in Nepal as it abounds in holy places such as the Thyangboche and also is the homeland of the Sherpas whose way of life is unique, compared with other high-altitude dwellers.

The park encompasses the upper catchments of the Dudh Kosi River system, which is fan-shaped and forms a distinct geographical unit enclosed on all sides by high mountain ranges. The northern boundary is defined by the main divide of the Great Himalayan Range, which follows the international border with the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. In the south, the boundary extends almost as far as Monjo.

This is a dramatic area of high, geologically young mountains and glaciers. The deeply-incised valleys cut through sedimentary rocks and underlying granites to drain southwards into the Dudh Kosi and its tributaries, which form part of the Ganges River system. The upper catchments of these rivers are fed by glaciers at the head of four main valleys, Chhukhung, Khumbu, Gokyo and Nangpa La. Lakes occur in the upper reaches, notably in the Gokyo Valley, where a number are impounded by the lateral moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier (at 20 km the longest glacier in the park). There are seven peaks over 7,000 m. The mountains have a granite core flanked by metamorphosed sediments and owe their dominating height to two consecutive phases of upthrust. The main uplift occurred during human history, some 500,000-800,000 years ago. Evidence indicates that the uplift is still continuing at a slower rate, but natural erosion processes counteract this to an unknown degree.

In the region there are six altitudinal vegetation classed, from oak forests at the lowest elevations to lichens and mosses at the highest elevations. The Himalayan zone provides the barrier between the Palaearctic realm and the Indomalayan realm.

Most of the park (69%) comprises barren land above 5,000 m, 28% is grazing land and about 3% is forested. Six of the 11 vegetation zones in the Nepal Himalaya are represented in the park: lower subalpine; upper subalpine; lower alpine; upper alpine; and subnival zone. Oak used to be the dominant species in the upper montane zone but former stands of this species.

In common with the rest of the Nepal Himalaya, the park has a comparatively low number of mammalian species, apparently due to the geologically recent origin of the Himalaya and other evolutionary factors. The low density of mammal populations is almost certainly the result of human activities. Larger mammals include common langur, jackal, a small number of wolf, Himalayan black bear, red panda, yellow-throated marten, Himalayan weasel, masked palm civet, snow leopard, Himalayan musk deer, Indian muntjac, serow, Himalayan tahr and goral. Sambar has also been recorded. Smaller mammals include short-tailed mol, Tibetan water shrew, Himalayan water shrew; marmot, woolly hare, rat and house mouse.

Inskipp lists 152 species of bird, 36 of which are breeding species for which Nepal may hold internationally significant populations. The park is important for a number of species breeding at high altitudes. The park's small lakes, especially those at Gokyo, are used as staging points for migrants. A total of six amphibians and seven reptiles occur or probably occur in the park.

There are approximately 2,500 Sherpa people living within the park. The people are primarily Tibetan Buddhists. Their activities are primarily agricultural or trade based. Their properties have been excluded from the park by legal definition. There is and will continue to be an influence on the people by the park and vice versa. The Sherpas are of great cultural interest, having originated from Salmo Gang in the eastern Tibetan province of Kham, some 2,000 km from their present homeland. They probably left their original home in the late 1400s or early 1500s, to escape political and military pressures, and later crossed the Nangpa La into Nepal in the early 1530s. They separated into two groups, some settling in Khumbu and others proceeding to Solu. The two clans (Minyagpa and Thimmi) remaining in Khumbu are divided into 12 subclans. Both the population and the growth of the monasteries took a dramatic upturn soon after that time. The Sherpas belong to the Nyingmapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, which was founded by the revered Guru Rimpoche who was legendarily born of a lotus in the middle of a lake. There are several monasteries in the park, the most important being Tengpoche.

Popular trekking package is Sagarmatha (Everest area)

Tengboche Monastery

  • The monastery was built in 1916 by Lama Gulu with strong links to its mother monastery known as the Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet.

Mount Everest

Tengboche Monastery

Tengboche Monastery (or Thyangboche Monastery), also known as Dawa Choling Gompa, located in the Tengboche village in Khumjung in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal is a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery of the Sherpa community. Situated at 3,867 metres (12,687 ft), the monastery is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

The monastery was built in 1916 by Lama Gulu with strong links to its mother monastery known as the Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet. However, in 1934, it was destroyed by an earthquake and was subsequently rebuilt. In 1989, it was destroyed for a second time by a fire and then rebuilt with the help of volunteers and international assistance.

Tengboche monastery located amidst the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site of "outstanding universal value", is draped with a panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains, including the well known peaks of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku.

Tengboche is also the terminus site of the "Sacred Sites Trail Project" of the Sagarmatha National Park that attracts large number of tourists for trekking and mountaineering. It is a circular trail that covers 10 monasteries in a clockwise direction terminating in the Tengboche Monastery.

Everest trekking Fee and Permit

  • Sagarmatha National Park ( Everest trekking) - 1000RS
  • Bring Passport and Passport size Photograph
  • Saturday generally Government and Office are close so if you arriving Friday Evening and want to departure for trekking Next day , let us know
  • Trekkers’ management system (TIMS) also required Fee: $ 20

  Mount Everest Tengboche Monastery

 

The highest mountain in the world continues to lure adventurers as ever. A hair-raising flight lands you at the airstrip of Lukla (2,850 m) from where you begin walking to the famous Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar and on to Tengboche monastery with the mesmerizing peak of Ama Dablam hovering in the sky. Then it’s over the glaciers to the foot of Everest for the view of a lifetime. Maximum elevation 5,546m

 

Sagarmatha National Park ( Everest trekking) fee- 1000RS

Responsible Tourism

Actual Adventure, the environment and responsible tourism

As tourism becomes a truly global industry, we recognize our obligation to operate our tours in a responsible and sustainable fashion. We view this not only as an environmental issue but an economic and social one as well. Above all we are committed to the well-being of the communities that are our hosts and the natural environment that we are there to experience. We also believe that by following these policies we can provide a more rewarding and interesting experience to our clients.

The following are the key points in our philosophy:

  • Small groups have less impact on local communities and environments.
  • Where possible we believe in direct contribution on local communities, we visit by using locally owned and run accommodation and eating locally produced food.
  • We are careful to ensure that local staff and operators receive a fair rate for their services. We want workers welfare and we know properly law of international labor organization
  • We encourage our own staff to take an active interest in responsible and sustainable tourism and train them accordingly so that they can put our policies into practice.
  • We endeavour to ensure that our practices help in the environmental conservation of the areas we visit.
  • We provide our clients with advice and guidelines on how to respect the social, cultural and religious beliefs of local communities.
  • we respect all our valuable clients
  • we  respect all kinds of language, religions
  • we never just teach you our culture we want to learn from you too
  • we would like to established good and familiar relation with you forever during the life
  • If possible, we request you for not use plastics materials

 

Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card

Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd is Government License Holder Company and we are an Authorized Holder’s Company we have Authorization from Nepal Tourism board. We help you to find Tims Permit. the Government of Nepal has made some changes in existing Trekkers’ Management Information System (TIMS) provisions from April 1, 2010. As per the government decision, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) will jointly implement the TIMS. NTB and TAAN signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on March 18, 2010 to implement the TIMS system under a new format from April 1, 2010. As per the MoU, they have introduced separate TIMS Cards for FITs and organized groups. FITs need to have Green TIMS cards by paying Nepali currency equivalent to US $20 per person, while those traveling in groups need to have Blue TIMS cards by paying Nepali currency equivalent to US $10 per person. Trekkers taking the service with us can pay fee for TIM’s card in US dollar. If you take package service with us Tims Card Permit is include with Price.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), altitude illness, hypobaropathy, or soroche, is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 2,400 metres (8,000 feet).[1][2] It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of 'flu, carbon monoxide poisoning or a hangover.[3]. It is hard to determine who will be affected by altitude-sickness, as there are no specific factors that compare with this susceptibility to altitude sickness. However, most people can climb up to 2500 meters (8000 ft) normally.

What causes it?

The body's muscles and organs need an adequate supply of oxygen to function properly. As altitude increases, the percentage of oxygen in the air remains constant but the pressure decreases, meaning we breathe in fewer oxygen molecules with each breath.

This leaves the body short of its requirements and causes altitude sickness.

Who's affected?

It's well known that mountaineers may be affected by altitude sickness, but anyone at high altitudes can experience symptoms. This includes people who fly to high-altitude destinations and those who go on walking and trekking trips.

What are the symptoms?

How severely someone is affected by altitude sickness depends on how high they go and how quickly they ascend. It's unusual for altitude sickness to occur below 2,400m (8,000ft).

When altitude sickness occurs because the body is not getting enough oxygen, mild symptoms may include:

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Unsteadiness

For most people, symptoms start after about six hours of being at high altitude. As long as the person remains at the same altitude, the symptoms will usually disappear within one or two days.

Vomiting, chest pains and shortness of breath are signs that someone is affected more severely. These symptoms may take a day or two to appear.

Coughing up frothy sputum is a sign that fluid is collecting in the lungs, while clumsiness and difficulty walking can occur if the brain swells.

If severe cases of altitude sickness aren't treated, fits, confusion and coma may follow.

What's the treatment?

It's important not to ignore altitude sickness. If symptoms are mild, rest, fluids, a light diet and painkillers will enable the body to acclimatise. No further ascent should be attempted until all the symptoms have disappeared.

Descending to a lower altitude is often necessary when symptoms are more severe. If this fails to resolve symptoms, hospital treatment is needed. Any swelling of the brain will be treated with oxygen, rest and drugs.

Most people who are treated correctly for altitude sickness make a full recovery, usually within a few days. However, when the condition is more severe, treatment over a longer period may be necessary.

Can it be prevented?

Problems with altitude sickness can usually be avoided if care is taken to prepare properly. Climbers, in particular, are all too aware of the importance of:

  • Good physical fitness
  • Staged ascents that allow time to acclimatise
  • Drinking plenty of liquid
  • Being aware of the possibility and the symptoms of altitude sickness
  • Not ignoring symptoms of altitude sickness if they occur