Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar

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  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Trek to the iconic Everest Base Camp with support from our experienced team of guides, crew and porters
  • Climb Kala Pattar (5545m) for unrivalled views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and surrounding peaks
  • Experience the breathtaking mountain flight to Lukla
  • Immerse yourself in colourful Kathmandu
The trip Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar starts from and ends in Kathmandu. It is a trekking trip that takes 17 days taking you through Kathmandu, Lukla, Kala Patthar and 10 other destinations in Nepal. Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

The classic trek through Sherpa villages to the base of Mount Everest and Kala Pattar. Our trek to the base of Mount Everest brings you the quintessential trekking experience. This carefully devised itinerary reflects our proven track record, with time for safe acclimatisation - the key to any successful trek in the Everest region. We ascend in true expedition style with our guides, crew and porters on our Everest Base Camp trek. Our trail leads through the famous villages of Namche and Khumjung as well as Thyangboche monastery that reflect the renowned Sherpa culture. We include ascents to Kala Pattar (5545m) from where you can see the classic climbing routes all the way to the summit of Mount Everest. A foray is also included to Everest Base Camp from where expeditions prepare to climb the world's highest peak. Be a thoughtful traveller via our initiatives such as 10 Pieces litter collection, porter welfare, Leave no Trace and by avoiding to burn wood. All nights are spent in our exclusive private eco campsites and hand picked eco lodges.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 77 reviews
Excellent
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 22 2020
“The EBC and Kala Pattar expedition was breathtakingly beautiful. Our crew was amazing, especially our guide Aakash and cook Sukurum. We could not have done it without our crew and their endless support. It was a huge challenge conquered by everyone in our group thanks to the expertise and encouragement of our leaders.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 08 2020
“Your team looked after us incredibly well. I want to single out our guide Richi (Rishikesh Nepal) for being especially responsible for making the trip a success.not only is he a great mountain guide, he was expert in all the aspects of our tripmanaging both our health and safety on the mountain with aplomb and able to make us feel at ease that everything would be fine. Hes a real asset to your team and I personally would not have reached my goal without him.he was there every waking minute for us and that contribution should not be underestimated. None of our team got sick, and this is because of the great team you have looking after us, food, water, advice were all 100% spot on and nothing was too much trouble for these hard working people, from the sherpas to the porters it could not be possible to have a better bunch of people (they are superhuman by the way carrying all that gear). It was the challenge of a lifetime and probably the hardest thing Ive ever done but Im so glad we booked with World Expeditions, and should i do another trekking/hiking challenge in future I'll never go with any other company but yourselves.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 05 2020
“World Expeditions went above and beyond to ensure my trip was enjoyable and everything was taken care of for me. Cant recommend them enough!”
Excellent
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 25 2019
“Our tour leader Rishy and his team were incredible. All aspects of the trip were outstanding. Food, transfers, daily briefings and looking after our health - all incredible..”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Free day in Kathmandu or drive to Ramechap (approx 5 hours)
  • Day 3 : Fly Lukla (2800m). Trek to Ghat (2530m). Walk approx 2 hours
  • Day 4 : To Monjo (2850m). Walk approx 4-5 hours
  • Day 5 : To Namche (3440m). Walk approx 4-5 hours
  • Day 6 : To Kyangjuma (3550m) - Walk approx 3-4 hours
  • Day 7 : To Pangboche (3930m), walk approx 6-7 hours
  • Day 8 : To Dingboche (4360m), walk approx. 3-4 hours
  • Day 9 : Rest day in Dingboche
  • Day 10 : To Lobuche (4930m). Walk approx 6 hours
  • Day 11 : To Gorak Shep (5288m) & Base Camp (5360m). Walk approx 7-8 hours
  • Day 12 : Kala Pattar (5545m), & trek Dingboche (4330m), walk approx. 7-8 hours
  • Day 13 : To Kyangjuma (3550m). Walk approx 7 hours
  • Day 14 : To Monjo (2850m), walk approx. 5-6 hours
  • Day 15 : To Lukla (2800m). Walk approx 5-6 hours
  • Day 16 : Fly to Kathmandu or return via Ramechap
  • Day 17 : Trip concludes Kathmandu
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 17 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
  • Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation on trek in a combination of our comfortable eco lodges and private eco campsites with off the ground camp beds, mattresses and pillows
Meals
  • 16 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 14 dinners (including boiled drinking water on trekking days and all meals on trek valued at US$650)
Transport
  • Return flights to/from Lukla included
  • An extra 5kg luggage allowance on Lukla flight, total 20kg
Others
  • Use of a World Expeditions Trek Pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
  • Souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
  • International flights
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Travel Insurance
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 02 April 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 02 April 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the weather going to be like when I travel to Everest Base Camp?

    The weather in Nepal varies by season. For example, November to January is the dry season with sunny days, clear skies and usually no rain. However, on Everest Base Camp, the temperatures at this altitude will be cold, particularly at night. February to May and September to October is the most popular time to travel to EBC, with usually fairly dry and stable weather, although there may be the occasional shower. June to August is monsoon season in Nepal, but once you pass 3,000 meters altitude there is less and less rain. Check out our guide on the best time to visit Nepal for more on specific monthly climate and seasons.

  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Are there bag weight restrictions for the small aircraft flight from Kathmandu to Lukla?

    Yes. The baggage weight allowance on the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is 10 kg for checked baggage plus 5kg for hand baggage for a total of 15 kg. Bags overweight will be charged approximately USD 1 per kg over the limit.

     

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

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