Everest Base Camp/ Kalapathar Trek

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5.0 Based on 100 Reviews
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • age requirement 10+ years old
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +10
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  • Trek to Everest Base Camp
  • See sunrise and mountains from Kala Patthar, located 5,643m above sea level
  • Learn more about Sherpa culture while travelling through highland villages
  • Reach Gorakshep, one of the highest human settlements in the world
Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy a trek of a lifetime. Join us on this 12-day guided trek as we travel to the base camp of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest, the Nepali name of which is Sagarmatha. The trip begins with a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the starting point of our trek that is located at an altitude of 2,860m.

Follow the trail past the villages of Tengboche, Pangboche, Dingboche and Lobuche, where yaks graze in high meadows. Reach the last human settlement in this journey, Gorakshep, which is just two hours away from Everest Base Camp. See the Khumbu Icefall before heading for Kala Patthar, the best place from where to enjoy the Himalayas. Time to start your journey downward.

Travel through the valley formed by the mighty Dudh Kosi River as it tumbles downhill from the Himalayas. Walk on a trail that takes you through forests rich in flora and fauna, past Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries. Spend 2 nights exploring and acclimatizing in Namche Bazar and get the chance to learn more about the culture and lifestyle of people who live in this region.

Please go through the itinerary for day-to-day details of this trek. We look forward to providing you with a fantastic trekking experience in Nepal.
5 - Excellent
Based on 100 reviews
  • Joel Hoard
  • From USA
  • On Jan 01 2020
5 - Excellent
The trek of a lifetime
“This was an amazing trek. My guide, Gelu Tamang, was the best. He was personable, knowledgeable, helpful, and hilarious, and we became good friends over the 12 days of the trek. Count yourself lucky if you get to trek with Gelu.

Chhatra did a very good job making arrangements for the trek, including permits and flights. I highly recommend Nepal Eco Adventure.”
  • David Singer
  • From UK
  • On Oct 08 2019
5 - Excellent
Everest. Base camp trek
“An amazing trip. Our guide Phinjo was awesome he knew so much and so helpful. A great company and great experience definitely recommend it!”
  • Brooklyn Brauer
  • From Canada
  • On Aug 04 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
“Very Good”
  • Joseph Myrer
  • From USA
  • On Jun 02 2019
5 - Excellent
  • Day 1: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding
  • Day 2: Phakding - Namche Bazaar
  • Day 3: Namche Bazaar: acclimatization day
  • Day 4: Namche Bazaar - Tengboche
  • Day 5: Tengboche - Dingboche
  • Day 6: Dingboche (acclimatization)
  • Day 7: Dingboche - Lobuche
  • Day 8: Lobuche - Gorakshep & Everest Base Camp
  • Day 9: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar & back to Pheriche
  • Day 10: Pheriche - Namche Bazaar
  • Day 11: Namche Bazaar - Lukla
  • Day 12: Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Experienced, licensed, English-speaking guide along with his food, lodging and insurance. An assistant guide if the group size exceeds 6 people
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek. Fresh, seasonal fruits every evening after dinner
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek (rooms with a private bathroom and hot shower available only in Lukla and Namche Bazaar)
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permits and Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.All government taxes and service charges.
  • Flight tickets (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu) with airport transportation
  • A first aid kit and an oxymeter will be carried by the guide. We will help arrange an emergency chopper rescue service if necessary (cost covered by your travel insurance)
  • Use of Nepal Eco Adventure's sleeping bag, down jacket, walking poles and a duffel bag (if you don’t have your own). To be return after your trip is over
  • An Everest Base Camp trekking map and an achivement certificate after the trip is over
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Airport pick up
  • Airport drop off
  • A visa to Nepal
  • Meals and hotels in Kathmandu
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • International airfare
  • Drinks, beverages, desserts and expenses of personal nature
  • Hot showers and battery charging in the tea houses along the route
  • Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected in Nepal)
  • Porters to carry your gear. You can add a porter to your booking at an additional cost
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Other Practical InformationEssential Equipment for Trekking in Nepal: A warm sleeping bag rated for temperatures up to -15 degree Celsius Comfortable hiking boots. Make sure they are tried and tested before you go on this trek. Carry spare boot laces and lightweight trainers/shoes as well A waterproof jacket a fleece jacket and a down jacket. Also carry a Fleece sweater Waterproof trousers Light-weight fleece or woollen vests. Long or short-sleeved shirts Warm hiking trousers Underwear A woollen/felt hat (can be purchased in Kathmandu for a couple of pounds) and a wide-rimmed sun hat 2 to 3 pairs good quality walking socks Warm gloves or mitts A large rucksack or a duffel bag (55 to 70l) along with a rucksack liner or a thick bin bag A day sack (25 to 40l) Dark sunglasses High-factor sunscreen & lip balm Ear plugs (walls in the lodges can be thin) A headlamp and spare batteries. 2 water bottles and a water purification kit Toiletries A small hand towel (do not bring large towels. They are bulky and heavy) Toilet paper (you can buy poor-quality paper along the route) Non essential but recommended Equipment: Hiking poles A light-weight windproof jacket A neck warmer A sleeping bag liner Wet wipes A length of string or para-cord (12 feet) Half a dozen cloth pegs Safety pins Plastic bags, carrier bags. These come in handy for a myriad uses. Shorts Camera (you can recharge batteries at a small cost in lodges) Binoculars
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • 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.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

  • 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 does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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