Everest Base Camp/ Kalapatthar Trek-15 days
Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the customized trek itinerary of core Everest Base Camp Trekking. The most idea trek itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trekking is 16 days however in order to quench the satisfaction and requirement of the various clients from various places, we need to go with some other customized trek itineraries. It does not mean that other customized trek itineraries for Everest Base Camp Trekking are not idea and reliable. They all are equally reasonable. Only the difference is acclimatization, budget and the days during the trip. Of course, if we go with fewer days, the cost will come to less and we may not have acclimatization. But we can not compromise with service and safety during the trip.
This Everest Base Camp Trekking is very similar to the core Everest Base Camp Trekking. We still have the day of proper acclimatization. This trek itinerary is only to suit the two week time to see Mt. Everest. It means the trekkers who have 2 week time to visit in Nepal and willing to do an adventure trekking to Everest Base Camp, can do this trekking and have a memorable experience for the lifetime.
This Everest Base Camp Trekking differs from 16 days Everest Base Camp Trekking in the sense that this itinerary doesn’t have reserve day in Kathmandu. This reserve day is actually in case the Lukla flight is disturbed due to bad weather condition.
Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights:
- Lukla airport
- Namche Bazar, Hotel Everest View, Tibetan Market, Sherpa Cultural Museum
- Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the national park located at the highest altitude in the world
- Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp
- Mesmerizing mountain views including Pumori, Loa Tse, Nupse, Mt. Everest, the top of the world and other minor and major peaks
- Sherpa People and their culture
Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty
Everest Base Camp Trekking is considered as a moderate trekking in Nepal in Khumbu region. So, prior trekking or hiking experience is recommended but not compulsory. Even the trekkers for the first time without having doing any other trek can do this trek. Again, it doesn’t mean that it is easy trek in Nepal.
We begin Everest Base Camp Trek with an elevation of 1380m from Kathmandu and gradually we reach the highest point 5550 m which is Kalapatthar. So, it requires high level of stamina and sound health condition.
We will offer three star accommodations in Kathmandu . If you want to upgrade the accommodation, you have to pay some extra. Mountain accommodation during the trekking days will be very ordinary and basic. All accommodation will be on twin sharing basis. Single supplementary has to pay extra. We spend the night at lodges and guesthouses. We occasionally get attached bathrooms. eNepaltour Pvt. Ltd. tries its best to book the A grade accommodation in the mountain prior to the trekking unlike other populated regions.
We provide only breakfast in Kathmandu and during the trekking days. In the trekking days, you pick up the item mentioned in the menu at the lodge or guesthouse and you will enjoy it. Sometimes, in a big group, you may have buffet service too. This takes place especially in peak season (Sept-Nov). Breakfast will be provided at the guesthouse where we spent the night, lunch somewhere in the middle of the next destination and dinner at the guesthouse where we stay tonight. We offer you typical organic Nepali cushion which are really amazing.
Best Time to Travel
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best time for Trekking. The weather is delightful and pleasant during autumn. The mountain views are astonishing.
The hills are wrapped with beautiful flowering rhododendron during spring. Mjaority of the trekkers find Spring best time to trek to Langtang-Gosainkunda since they love to see flowering rhododendron.
Winter( Dec-Feb) will be very harsh due to cold and cloudy weather which hide the mountain peaks.
Summer will be too hot for some trekkers. Heavy rainfall occurs and disturbs the transportation and even walk in the mountain.
Physical Condition and Experience
Those who can walk 5-7 hours in the mountain can do this trek. Everest Base Camp Trekking is a moderate and sometimes it becomes challenging too, trek in Everest Region Trekking . Regular exercise, jogging and short hiking enhance your stamina and confidence. Prior trekking experience and technical skills are recommended . These prior skills will be an asset for it.
Getting to the trailhead and Away
We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is short 35 minutes flight. Lukla is the beginning point of Everest Base Camp Trekking. We again end our Everest Base Camp Trekking at Lukla and take a scenic flight to Kathmandu.
Threats and Safety
We do not really face such terrible threats during this trekking. There is no any slippery and steep trail .
There are few cases the trekkers suffered from altitude sickness. It may be because dehydration and lack of stamina. Report it to you trekking leader or guide if you have any health inconveniences. You will immediately be rescued. Drink plenty of hot drinks and do not smoke in the higher elevation. Have balanced diet and have sound sleep.
Note: If you have serious health problem, please consult doctor or inform us before departure to the trailhead.
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Day 1: Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
Day 2: Day 02 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the Trek
Day 3: Day 03 - Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft (Walking Distance: 8 KM) Duration: 3 hours
Day 4: Day 04 - Trek from Phakding to Namche [3,440m/11,280ft] that takes 6 and a half hours.
Day 5: Day 05 - Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest View Hotel (Walking Distance: 3-4 KM) Duration: 3-4 Hours
Day 6: Day 06 - Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) (Walking Distance: 10-11 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
Day 7: Day 07 :- Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) (Walking Distance: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
Day 8: Day 08 - Acclimatization Day - Hike to Nagerjun and return (Walking Distance: 5-6 KM) Duration: 4-5 Hours
Day 9: Day 09 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) (Walking Distance.: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
Day 10: Day 10 - Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) - Gorekshep (Distance: 14-15 KM) 8 Hours
Day 11: Day 11 - Gorakshep - Kala Pathar (5545m/18188ft) - Pheriche (4210m) (Distance: 13-14 KM) 7 Hours
Day 12: Day 12 - Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 14-15 KM) Duration: 7 Hours
Day 13: Day 13 - Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) (Walking Distance: 18-19 KM) Duration: 7 Hours
Day 14: Day 14 - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 15: Day 15 - Farewell/Tour Ends
Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
Arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport [Kathmandu] and transfer to your hotel at kathmandu stay overnight. 1Our representative will receive you at the airport and trasafer to the hotel. After you get refressed, we have a short orientation meeting introducing guide, porter and the description about the trip. We also prepare the necessary equipment. Be with 3 passport size photographs, passport and travel insurance.
Day 02 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the Trek
We begin our valley sightseeing after breakfast at around 8. This is a guided sightseeing. We have a van or car and a professional city guide.Our visit is to UNESCO World Heritage sites located withn the valley like Pashupatinath, Swyombbunath, Bouddhanath, Patan etc. We have lunch during our tour. After lunch we still continue our city tour and we end today's tour at around 4. In the evening, we can get the equipments that we require during the trek.
Day 03 - Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft (Walking Distance: 8 KM) Duration: 3 hours
It is a short and scenic flight of 35 minutes. The take off takes place from Tribhuwan International Airport domestic. Sometimes, we have our flights disturbed due to unfavorable weather condition. For this we have to be patient.
Upon our arrival at Lukla airport, we meet our entire team and alongwith porters and we begin trekkking to Phakding. Phakding is located at the lower elevation than Lukla. This trek today is on the flat and descent. Teahouse Overnight at Phakding.
Day 04 - Trek from Phakding to Namche [3,440m/11,280ft] that takes 6 and a half hours.
We begin today's trek after breakfast. Today, we enter into Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site located at the highest elevation in the world. Jorsalle is the entry point where we get our National Park Entry checked. Then, the trail ascends to a suspension bridge. After suspension bridge, the trail is all the way up and steep and we finally gey Namche. Teahouse overnight at Namche.
Day 05 - Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest View Hotel (Walking Distance: 3-4 KM) Duration: 3-4 Hours
Acclamatization at Namche is very crucial. If we go quickly to the higher elevation in the mountain, we may get altitude sickness. Today, we take a walk around Namche , walk upto Hotel Everest view and also visit Sherpa International Museum. Besides, we explore beautiful Khumjung village. Teahouse overnight at Namche.
Day 06 - Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) (Walking Distance: 10-11 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
After, we are acclimatized, we have new stamina to trek to Tengboche. First, we have flat trail for half an hour then the trail changes into descent until we get the river. After, we cross the river, we have trail all the way going up till we reach Tengboche. Here, we visit Tengboche Monastery and its serene premises. Teahouse overnight at Tengboche.
Day 07 :- Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) (Walking Distance: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
Today’s walk is entirely based in Sagarmatha National Park. We trek through pine, rhododendron, oak and fir. This is really a pleasant walk until we get Dingboche.
Day 08 - Acclimatization Day - Hike to Nagerjun and return (Walking Distance: 5-6 KM) Duration: 4-5 Hours
This is second acclimatization day. This day is again to explore Dingboche and Nagerjun. We without any rush and in relaxed manner acclimatize ourselves today. Teahouse overnight at Dingboche.
Day 09 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) (Walking Distance.: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
Today’s walk is through alpine vegetations and plants witnessing mountain vistas in the skyline. We experience a little suffocation and difficulty in breathing as we go to higher elevation. Teahouse overnight at Lobuche
Day 10 - Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) - Gorekshep (Distance: 14-15 KM) 8 Hours
We today have to work a bit harder comparing to other days. We have to go to Everest Base Camp first then we get back to Gorekhshep for overnight stay. We witness magnificent views of giant peaks including Loatse, Nupse and other minor peaks. But in fact, we cannot capture Mt. Everest from Everest Base Camp. Teahouse overnight at GorekhShep
Day 11 - Gorakshep - Kala Pathar (5545m/18188ft) - Pheriche (4210m) (Distance: 13-14 KM) 7 Hours
Today, we climb Kalapatthar and celebrate stunning sunrise and awe-inspiring mountain views including Mt. Everest, Pumori and so on. It is windy at the top normally. We spend around 15 minutes at the top of Kalapatthar and walk down to Gorekh Shep and trek down to Periche. Teahouse overnight at Periche
Day 12 - Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 14-15 KM) Duration: 7 Hours
his trail all the way back to Namche. For this , we follow the same trail. But we still enjoy our walk through Sagarmatha National Park. Teahouse Overnight at Namche.
Day 13 - Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) (Walking Distance: 18-19 KM) Duration: 7 Hours
oday, we leave Namche, the gateway to Everest region. Gradually, we also say good bye to Sagarmatha National Park and finally arrive at Lukla. We celebrate our victory over this adventurous trek here at Lukla in the evening and look forward for the next day flight to Kathmandu.
Day 14 - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
This is a short and scenic flight of 35 minutes to Kathmandu from Lukla airport. Upon your arrival, our representative will be there and you will be transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 15 - Farewell/Tour Ends
According to your international flight schedule, we drop you at the 2 hours earlier so that you will be able to catch up your scheduled flight. This is the day to say good bye to you but it doesn’t mean that you won’t come back to Nepal again.
Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Trip Grade: Moderate
Destination: Nepal, Asia
Group Size: Minimum 2 - Maximum 12 People
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Departure From: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and All Meals During The Trek
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