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Everest Base Camp with Kalapatthar Trekking

Trip Fact

Trip Name: EBC Kalapatthar Trek

Activities: Sightseeing and Trekking

Trip duration: 15 Days

Accommodation: Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan/Tea house/Lodge during trek

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu/All meals during trek

Mode of Transfer: Plane/Bus

Maximum Altitude: 5545 m

Difficulty: Moderate 

Group size: 1-12 people

Suitable Time: March-May/Sept-December

Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu

Route Map:

Route Map:
  • Overview
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Check list
  • Altitude Map

Everest Base Camp with Kalapatthar trek is one of the most exciting and adventurous treks. Everest Base Camp with Kalapatthar trekking is the perfect blend of delightful hospitality of Sherpa people in the Sherpa land, picturesque mountain scene, lush vegetation with flower blossom, flora and fauna, rugged terrain, glaciers and ice fall. The trek is filled with adventure and nature. You will get to stay at atmospheric tea houses where you may not get world class luxury but surely gain peace.

Trekking in Everest region is always exciting with the observation of Sherpa culture, tradition and you get something new as you trek from one village to another. Namche Bazar is the major tourist hub in Everest region and also called Sherpa Capital. During the trek to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar, we can see spectacular views of Himalayas like Mt  Khumbila ( known as “God of Khumbu”), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Lhotse(8,516 m), Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m),  Mt. Cholatse (6,440 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Baruntse (7,129 m), Mt. Everest (8,848 m) and many more.

Exotic EBC Kalapatthar trek starts from Lukla as you take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. During your flight from Kathmandu to Lukla you will enjoy the spectacular mountains like Gauri Shankar (7,135 meters/23,902 feet), Numbur (6,959 meters/23,313 feet), Melungtse (7,181 meters/24,056 feet) and many others. From Lukla you will trek up to Phakding along Dudh Koshi river bank. From Phakding you trek through rhododendron and giant pine forests before Namchebazar. Next we walk through Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorekshep, we visit Everest Base Camp and hike to Kalapatthar (5,545 m) to see splendid sunrise view over Mt. Everest. After splendid view of the Himalayas we descend through same route and fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (1,400 m) Arrival Day.

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,850 m), trek to Phakding (2,640 m).~ 30 minutes flight, 2-3 hours trek

Day 03: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 04: Trek Namche to Syangboche (3,780 m) back to Namche.~ 3 hours

Day 05: Trek Namche to Tengboche (3,860 m).~ 4-5 hours

Day 06: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m).~ 5 hours

Day 07: Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930 m).~ 5 hours

Day 08: Trek Lobuche to Gorekshep (5,180 m).~ 4-5 hours

Day 09: Trek Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp (5,363 m) then back to Gorekshep.~ 3 hours

Day 10: Trek to Kalapatthar, then back to Periche (4,371 m).~ 6-7 hours

Day 11: Trek Periche to Namche (3,440 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 12: Trek Namche to Lukla (2,850 m).~ 6 hours

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu.~ 30 minutes 

Day 14: Full Day sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 15: Departure Day

More Information

When you travel to the new place for your holiday, food is the most concerned  part of travel. While, traveling with Yarsa treks, you can experience the delightful cuisine of typical Nepali food, continental food,Chinese food and different international cuisines. You will be suggested by your guide for good food during your trip. During the trek do not order many dishes and waste food as they have to cater to more trekkers before they run off the stock. It is very hard and takes a week or more for caravan and porters to bring the food in these places. You will take lunch in route side, breakfast and dinner will be arranged in the same lodge/Tea house.

Drinking Water:
During the trek you can get the bottled water but it is hard to dispose plastic and it will be the big problem for environment. We will provide purified mineral water during trek. In tea house you can get bottled water and mineral water in additional cost. It will be better to drink mineral water rather than bottled water.

We provide you best touristic hotel in Kathmandu with best location. During the trek tea house is main accommodation for trekkers. A tea house is combination of lodge and restaurant. In the tea house lodges are fairly basic, some tea houses you can get separate room but in the high altitude rooms are spared with two beds with blanket and little additional furniture.  There will be large dining room where you can get the warm by Bukhara stove. In the tea house there will be the solar electricity but these days most of the tea houses have electricity for charging camera, mobile phones and other small appliances.

Things to take:
This is very active trip, we can’t stay in same place. You can take very light and necessary things. You will get porter who will carry maximum 30 kg which  means 2 trekkers=1 porter. Porters are allowed to carry maximum 30 kg of your stuff. Porters will carry your necessary stuff in a duffel bag.

Altitude Map & Route Map:
Yarsa Treks will provide you complete route map and altitude map. At the end of the trip we will provide you Yarsa Treks T-shirt for the memory of trekking with us.

Health & Fitness:
These treks are some of moderate and some of strenuous, passionate trekkers should have ability to walk for 4-7 hours a day. Trekking to the high altitude is more challenging than the low altitude. To complete the trip we should have good health, average physical fitness, passion, confidence, determination and positive attitude. If you have past hiking experience or exercising habits it will be  better for your trek. If you have pre-existing health problem such as lung, heart and other diseases it is better to consult with your doctor or inform Yarsa Treks before booking the trip.

Suitable Time to Trek:
For Trekking to the high altitude we should concern about the weather condition. Autumn (Sept-Nov) and Spring (March-May) are the best seasons for trekking in Himalayas. Trekking in summer and Monsoon (June-Aug) is affected by rain. You can also trek in winter but temperatures could be  harsher for most trekkers.

Trip Dates/Cost:
Check available start date in our site and for cost please contact us.

Important notes:
If you’re confused to pack up your necessary things just see in the check list tab. Bring light and necessary things. You will need medium size bag to carry your daily usable stuff. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the trek.

Note: We can customize trip as possible as client’s time frame. We are delighted to take you to Himalayan region according to the itinerary.

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu valley (1,400 m).
Upon your arrival we assist you from Kathmandu airport to our hotel. After getting rest and refreshed visit local market of Thamel and rest overnight.

Day 02:  Today we Fly a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840 m) and trek to Phakding (2,652 m).
Today you will experience beautiful air route, exciting mountain flight where you can see the view of 18 different mountain and 4 of them are (8,000 m) above, After dramatic landing from the surrounded mountain to the Lukla airport then we start our trekking for 3 hours all the way to Phakding through the Lukla village and rest overnight.

Day 03: Today we trek Phakding to the capital town of Sherpa as Namche Bazar (3,440 m).
Before we start our trekking there will be short brief about route, climate, cultural variation and safety.  On the way you will experience the beautiful view of rhododendron flower, rhododendron bush, suspension hanging bridge of Dudh koshi (milk river), hilarious mountain view and so on. End of the Phakding village there is a suspension hanging bridge Dudh koshi (milk river), after 2hours walk we will reach Monjo ,and passing through Sagarmatha (Everest) national park we will reach Jorsole this will be our last resting point before climb up to Namchebazar and  rest overnight.

Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namchebazar (3,440 m).
Today we trek to Syanboche. We start 1hour trek to Syanboche. Here in Syanboche, airport located in the world highest altitude. Explore the beautiful village and enjoy the sightseeing  around. In Namchebazar there is a various restaurant , colorful local market, viewpoint, cyber cafes and every Friday evening and Saturday morning u can visit Sagarmatha (Everest) national park where u can observe or research about animals and plants of Everest region. you can acclimatization day going to the culture trip to traditional Sherpa village khumjung with a view of Themserku (6,623 m) , AMA dablammt (6,812 m), Mt Everest(8,848 M) and many more At evening we trek for 3hours Back to Namche Bazar.  Rest overnight.

Day 05: Today we trek for 4hours all the way from Namchebazar to Tengboche (3,860 m).
Before start our trek there will be short brief about route, altitude and safety. On the way to Tengboche you can see musk deer (type of deer only can see in high altitude), colorful Danphe (national bird of nepal). After crossing suspension hanging bridge of Dudh koshi river and step climb through pine and juniper forest, After 2hours walk will bring us Tengboche. In Tengboche we should visit gumba (Tengboche monastery) and we can see Lhotse (8,516 m),Mt Everest (8,848 m),ama doblam (6,812 m) other many more peaks. October/November's full moon in Mani Rimdu festival we can see mask dance and Tibetan opera in monastery. Rest overnight.

Day 06: Today early in the morning we trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,350 m).
When we leave Tengboche village back , there is  suspension hanging bridge over Imjha river after crossing the bridge ,we can see Lhotse(8516 m), Mt Everest (8,848 m), Ama doblam (6,812 m) and beautiful mountains of Everest region. After Pristine view of Himalayas we visit Pangboche monastery (where yeti's scalp placed) treks moves towards Imjha valley, Lobuche  river and begins to climb towards Dingboche. In Dingboche we can see stone wall to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold, wind and grazing animals. Rest overnight.

Day 07: Today we trek from Dingboche all the way to Labuche (5,018 m).
After breakfast there will be short brief about further way and altitude and our trail begins towards Lobuche. On the ridge way we can see towering view of Tawache and Cholatse. Crossing a wooden bridge we continue our trail towards to Dhukla (4,620 m) through yak grazing pasture trail. After that we slowly start climb step to gravely terminal of Khumbu, where we can see memorial gravy moraine of Scott fisher who died in 1996 Everest disaster and other climbers and Sherpa in Khumbu glacier, from this place we can see beautiful view of Lingtren (6697 m), Pumori (7,145 m),Khumbutse (6,623 m) and Mahalangur mountain. We can't see Mt Everest because Everest hidden behind the Lhotse and Nuptse. We trek upstream about an hour we reach lobuche and Rest overnight.

Day 08: Today we trek from Labuche all the way to Gorek shep (5,170 m).
Today our trails continue through windy and rocky path to Gorak shep .We continue our journey to Everest along Mahalangur ,Khumbutse , Pumori many more. After reaching Gorek shep explore around and   rest overnight.

Day 09: Today we trek from Gorekshep to Everest base camp (5,364 m).
Today early in the morning we trek for 5hours all the way to Everest Base Camp (5,363 m). After taking  lunch ready to visit world's highest Everest base camp. We can see view of beautiful Khumbu ice fall and colorful camp site in the expedition season. Rest overnight.

Day 10: Today we trek to Kalapatter (5,545 m) and back down to Periche (4,280 m).
We can see beautiful sun rise view from Kalapatthar as well as hilarious towering view of Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Puromi, Mt Lingtren, Mt Khumbutse, Mt Ama doblam, Mt Changtse, Mt Nupte and other many more. Periche is situated above the Tshola river, there is a rudimentary hospital in Periche . This hospital is operated under the Himalayan rescue association (HRA) Periche hospital is open during the trekking season. After sightseeing these places Rest overnight in periche.

Day 11: Today early in the morning we trek down to Namche Bazar (3,440 m).
After breakfast we continue our trail over Imjha khola ,along the hill site down to the Namche bazar . On the way we can see musk deer, colorful bird Danphe, Himalayan thar ,beautiful landscape, mountains and typical culture of Sherpa and we reach to Namchebazar. Rest overnight.

Day 12: Today we trek from Namchebazar down to Lukla (2,850 m).
We start our trail to Lukla descending steep to Dudh koshi river through Everest national park , descend green valley to phakding . Next we descend through pine forest and crossing suspension bridge several times we will reach lukla village. Tonight is your last night in khumbu region with your local crew. Rest overnight.

Day 13: Today after lunch we fly back to Kathmandu (1400 m).
With a memory of khumbu region, we fly back to Kathmandu. Explore kathmandu valley for half day and Rest overnight.

Day 14: Today Full Day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.
We visit historical places like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu nath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath and other sightseeing places and at the evening there will be a typical Nepali dinner(Dal, Bhat) arranged by Yarsa treks with various cultural show. Enjoy evening programs and rest overnight.

Day 15:  final departure.
Today yarsa treks assist you to international airport before 3hours for your final Departure.

Service included in cost

  • Airport pick up and drop off service by private car/jeep
  • Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan
  • Lodge / teahouse accommodation service during trekking
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (3 meals) per day during your trekking
  • Sightseeing by English speaking tour guide in Kathmandu
  • Entry fees for sightseeing places in Kathmandu
  • Flight tickets for Kathmandu - Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu sector
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide
  • Necessary trekking porters to carry your luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • National park entry permit and TIMS card
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Service excluded in cost

  • Visa fee for Nepal entry
  • International flight tickets
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Your Travel and rescue insurance
  • Your Personal expenses such as telephone calls, laundry service, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Anything other not mention in cost include section

This list of equipment will help you to bag pack for your trip. You can check the list while packing your bags.  These lists may require vary or little according to the season and your trekking duration. The weight is limit for 15 kg (33 pounds), we suggest you to carry only the valuable things. Your luggage will be carry by porter but you require carrying bag pack with important and valuable things on your own.

Important Documents:

1. Valid Passport, 2 passport size photos
2. Airlines tickets
3. Separate photo copy of your passport
4. Visa form (easily access in Nepal airport)
5. Insurance paper
6. Cash/credit card/ATM/Machine card for withdraw, checks

Head Wear:

1. Sunhat or Scarf
2. Light balaclava or fleece hat
3. Sunglasses
4. Head torch

Upper Body Wear:

1. Cotton T-shirt or thermals
2. Fleece Jacket
3. Down Jacket

Lower Body Wear:

1. Light weight cotton pant
2. Water proof pant
3. Hiking trouser or woolen trousers

Hands Wear:

1. Gloves
2. Light weight fleece gloves

Feet Wear:

1. Thin inner socks
2. Thick warm wool socks
3. Comfortable hiking Boots

Accessories Equipment:

1. Sleeping bag 
2. Trekking Bag/Duffel Bag
3. Large plastic Bag (for keeping things dry inside trek Bag)
4. Trekking poles (optional)
5. Water Bottle or Camel Bag etc.


1. Water purification tablets or filter
2. Anti-altitude sickness pills
3. Anti headache pills
4. Stomach antibiotic
5. Skin-blaster repair kit
6. Cold pills
7. First aid tapes and plasters
8. According to health prescription

Personal Huygens:

1. Tissue/Wet wipes/Toilet roll
2. Anti Bacterial hand wash


1. Quick dry Towel
2. Toothbrush and paste
3. Multipurpose soap
4. Face and body moisturizer
5. Female Huygens product

Extra Items: 

1. Guide Book
2. Diary and pen
3. Swimsuit
4. Voltage converter
5. Plug adapter
6. Cigarette lighter and Match box
7. Campus and Gps (optional)
8. Small alarm clock
9. Digital camera with extra cards and batteries
10. Small folding Knife etc.

Altitude Map:

Altitude Map:

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