Everest Kalapathar Trek
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With a maximum altitude of 5545 meters, the best viewpoint of the Mount Everest region, Kalapathar is considered the famous trekking route in Nepal. It resembles like a big brown bump beneath the impressive south face of Mt. Pumori (7,161m) where many trekkers in the Khumbu region summit it to get the best mountain views. Kalalpathar peak offers the most accessible point to view of Mount Everest, while on the summit of Kala Patthar one can have a 360-degree panorama of mountain peaks including Ama Dablam, Kantenga, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kantenga, Pumo Ri and Changtse. Similarly, Mount Lhotse and Tengboche Monastery, the focus of Sherpa Buddhist devotion, sits at an elevation of 3,867m with Ama Dablam (6856m) as a magnificent backdrop also can be seen.
This trek offers an enduring experience of natural beauty, geological magnificence with the breathtaking views of Everest The spectacular flight to Lukla, and the start of the trek to Namche bazaar, the colorful center of Sherpa life and a meeting place for Himalayan traders and yak caravans and explores the Sherpa museum in Namche Bazaar. We can observe the panoramic view from the Syangboche over the Namche Bazaar. There are many alternatives for additional exploration and high-altitude walking which entails the passage of Cho La, a 5420m, hike to Gokyo Ri and arduous trekking is continuously rewarded with exciting Himalayan views.
On the way, we can pass friendly Sherpa villages and Buddhist Monasteries, Experience Sherpa culture in Khumjung village, Sandy plain of Gorakshep, the broad summit of Kalapathar (5,545m), Amazing view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, and Thamserku and many other mountains and Khumbu Glacier.
Arrive at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the hotel.
Sight-seeing of Kathmandu:
Full day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Sightseeing also includes a visit to Swayambhunath and Patan and Kathmandu Durbar Square, cities of fine arts. Return to the hotel.
Flight from KTM to Lukla.
After having a 35 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla continue trek to Phakding, which takes approximately 3 hours on the way you will have a view of Mt. Nupla( 5885m) Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and mount kongde range. Overnight in Phakding (2,652m).
Trek from Phakding to Namche (3,440m)
Commencing with a petty climb to Jhorsalle, the path passes a waterfall. All-day, we pass villages interspersed with magnificent forest- rhododendron, magnolia trees, and giant firs. And on the way, you will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kanggru (6369m), Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m), and Nuptse (7879 m). A sheer climb up to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m).
Acclimatization day in Namche.
Acclimatization is most essential before advancing to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you take a short day to hike to Thame, Khunde or Khumjung or relax and explore the Sherpa culture of Namche.
Namche to Tengboche (3,867m)
After walking one hour you arrive in phungithanga from there the trail climbs through forests where you can spot musk deer. Tengboche sits on a hull at 3870m in a clearing surrounded by little fires and rhododendrons. Kwongde (6187m) Tawache(6542m) Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) provide and inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in the Khumbu region.
Tengboche to Pheriche
Beyond Tengboche, the altitude starts to tell. The path drops down to Dingboche, crosses the Imja Khola and ascends past superb Mani stones (carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant Om Mani Padme hum) to Pangboche at 3860m. The gompa here is worth visiting. Then the trail start to ascends to Pheriche 4240m, where there is a medical facility, which gives discourses everyday on Altitude Sickness.
Another acclimatization day
Walking up and then coming back down is better than just resting in high altitudes. As you can make a day trip to Nangkartshang Gompa or up to the hill to look down onto Dingboche, both walk offers good views.
Pheriche to Lobuche
The trail climbs to Phalang karpo at 4340m then Duglha at 4620 m. From Dughla the trail ascends the wide, gently sloping valley and climb steeply onto the final moraine of the Khumbu glacier. Then it is left into the memorial area Chukpilhara, before reaching the Lobuche at 4930 m.
Lobuche to Gorakshep
The trail from Lobuche follows the lush ablation valley with great views of Pumori then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gokrakchep. You can have a rest or can walk to Everest Base Camp after lunch. It will be about 4 and a half hours trek up to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep. The trek is on the glacier and snow-capped rocks.
Gorakshep to Kala Patthar
An early morning ascent to Kala Patthar (5545m.) to enjoy the sense of sunrise. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic scene of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Khumbetse, Mt. Lingtren Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Mt. Thamserku. After trek down to Pheriche where there is a good facility of International Telephone and medical treatment.
Pheriche to Phortse
The trail descends to Pangboche and now the trail starts turning up and down in every half an hour to Phortse. You will have an opportunity to see wildlife in the area like a mountain goat, musk deer and many species of Himalayan birds. Overnight in Phortse (3750m).
Phortse to Khumjung (3790m.)
After working a few minutes down and one hour up you will arrive at Mongla. From here you will see a panoramic view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Konde-Ri, and Tawache peak. After working 2 hours you will arrive Khumjung (3780m), Khumjung is the largest settlement village in the Sherpa land where you will have the chance to see real Sherpas’ lifestyle and their cultural activities, The village has also a high school which is funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation and also an old monastery where they have preserved famous Yeti skull.
Khumjung to Phakding
The trail descends to Namche Bazar and has a short tea/coffee stop and continues descending via the same route. On the way, we stop for the lunch break for an hour at Jorsale Village and continue work to Phakding.
Phakding to Lukla
The last day of the trek in a bustling town. Enjoy dinner with Your Trekking crew.
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel
Free day at Kathmandu. In the evening, culture show with Nepali dinner, overnight at the hotel
Final departure, transfer to the airport
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