Everest Base Camp – Kalapathar Trek

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • age requirement 10-75 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 5550 meters
  • Tour Code BM-79
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  • Operated in English, Nepali
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +10
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Three meals a day including tea and coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek. Fresh, seasonal fruits every evening after dinner
  • Experienced, licensed, English-speaking guide along with his food, lodging and insurance. An assistant guide if the group size exceeds 6 people
  • 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 sleeping bag, down Jacket and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed). Using these 3 items you pay $10 USD each as maintenance and washing charge.
  • An Everest Base Camp trekking map and an achivement certificate after the trip is over
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate( Very useful to check Altitude sickness symptom).
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Lodge upgrade
  • Helicopter Kathmandu -Lukla
  • Helicopter Lukla -Kathmandu
  • Single room on the trek
  • Porter to carry your gear
  • Nepal entry visa fee $50 USD for 30 days visa on arival.
  • 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 satff (tipping is expected in Nepal)
  • Porter to carry your gear $300 USD carry up to 25kg( You can add porter while you booking)
5 - Excellent
Based on 102 reviews
  • Laura Aldrich
  • From USA
  • On Jan 18 2022
5 - Excellent
Everest Base Camp Dec/Jan
Yes, I highly recommend this company. A huge thank you Chhatra, Ram, Raju, Raj, and the phenomenal driver who’s name I missed—for an excellent trip from December 19, 2021 to January 3, 2022. I completed the Everest Base Camp... Read more
  • From England
  • On Jan 13 2022
5 - Excellent
Excellent trip to Everest Base Camp with Nepal Eco Adventures
I had an excellent trip, a 12 life time memory , Would definitely re book trips with this tour company. My guides Basu & Raj were brilliant and very helpful. They also organised a covid test for me at my hotel for departing... Read more
  • 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... Read more
  • 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!
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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.

  • 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.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    There are no quarantine requirements in Nepal for arriving visitors at the moment.

  • 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.  

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