Everest Kalapathar Trek
Walking and Sightseeing
Hotel, Lodge and camping
Spring and Autumn
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Everest Kala Patthar trekking route is the most famous trekking trail amongst the route in the Khumbu region. The Kala Patthar is famous for a stunning view of sunrise and sunsets through the snow-capped peak. That will be the golden moment of life. Moreover, The trekking route offers the astonishing view of the world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest (8,848 meters) along with many snow-capped peaks like Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Cho-Oyu (8,200 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Nuptse (7,861m), etc. Your route will pass through the beautiful valley; enter into Rhododendron and Pine forests, cross the waterfalls and Khumbu Glacier. On your adventurous trail, you will get to see musk deer, Himalayan Thar, Red panda, and many rare species. Such a stunning view of the great nature of Himalayan Topography obviously takes your breath away and heals you.
Everest Kala Patthar trek provides you an opportunity to meet the legendry Sherpa people and explore their culture, traditions and mountain lives. You can explore ancient Buddhist Monks and Monasteries and make the tour classic treks of all time. The friendly smiles and hospitality behavior of Sherpa people will melt your heart in the cold chilling mountain air. We are pretty sure that you will fall in love with them and their sincerity. You will be fascinated with their traditional Mani Rimdu dance and cultural shows at the homestay in the Tengboche.
The Everest Kala Patthar trek is a moderate trek and has no serious difficulties. The route takes you to the maximum altitude of 5,500 meters at Kalapatthar’s viewpoint through the Everest Base Camp. The best season to visit the Khumbu region is spring and autumn. The trekking route is not as difficult as people think about it. You have to walk 5 hours per day on average through the steeply up and down rocky path sometimes and along the bank of the river sometime. You can stay in Hotel/ lodge or in the tented camp overnight. One thing to consider is that it is freezing cold during the night and moderate temperatures in the day. So, you must take essential pieces of equipment and gear with you. We recommend you to take with proper Medicare.
There are no requirements of any previous experience of mountain climbing or professional trekking to Everest Kala Patthar Trek. You have to build up your physical and mental fitness and extra stamina to climb up and down through the rocky and narrow path in high altitude. Trekkers have to spend two weeks in the Himalayan region so; they should prepare themselves mentally and physically.
One of our office representatives will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to the luxury hotel.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The last day of the trek in a bustling town. Enjoy dinner with Your Trekking crew.
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We hiked to Everest Base Camp with Blue Lake Travels and Tours and our Guide. The Tour was great. The views were amazing. Everything was perfectly organized. Our Oxygenlevel was measured by our guide daily, this made us feel safe and also gave us the confidence to be in Professional hands. Our Guide was very helpful, reliable and friendly. We made it up to EBC, we had a great time and we would highly recommend everyone to join the adventure. Mountain Mart and our guide Lakpa fully met our expectations and we are happy about the choice we made. Lodges and food were also better than expected. The trip is exhausting but worth every step!