Kala Patthar trek is designed for budget travelers who wanted to make their holiday in a tight budget. Everest region is one of the popular destinations among many trekkers. When it comes to trekking, most of the trekkers recommend and go for Everest Region Trek. Kalapattar trek is a short trek, which is specially designed for those who want to experience no one destination of Nepal within a limited budget.
Everest Kalapathar trek is a journey passing through Namche Bazaar, Lukla, Mysterious Kala Patthar, and the whole Solukhumbu vicinity, located in the lap of looming Mt. Everest. Those who took on the challenge of conquering this region can experience the fantastic life and precious memories. If you are the one among them, then you can expect most majestic views of the mountain peaks, scenic beauty of Dudh Koshi, and incredible natural scenery of the area. Furthermore, the vicinity of the world’s highest mountain range will make you feel like you’re on the top of the world.
Walking through the Everest region is once in a lifetime journey. Not only that but also get the chance to experience a lush flora of deciduous forests. Scattered rice terrace fields, majestic pine forests, blooming rhododendrons, and colorfulness of thousands of flowers. This area inhabited the most exotic fauna. As you will bypass through Sagarmatha National Park, keep your eyes open for Himalayan Tahr, musk deer Pikka and mouse hare.
Furthermore, the Kala Patthar Trek starts with an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Tensing Hillary airport at Lukla. During the trek, you will experience the excellent hospitality of Sherpa’s and their traditional lifestyle, which will surely amaze you. It brings an unforgettable experience of the overwhelming vistas of the Everest Himalayan chain of the Khumbu region. Which also consists of five of the world’s highest mountains: Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt, Makalu (8,463m), Mt, Cho Oyo (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m) and Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m). Aside from the beauty of the Himalayas, this area includes natural wonders heritage sites indexed by UNESCO. Rich in pine forests of rhododendron and an endangered species of birds and animals, this trek is truly memorable.
For the trekker who is searching for the adventure in their life with the limited budget in hand,Kala patthar trek is the most recommended trekking. We will manage it on the consideration of your budget and time available. As they say, nothing can hold you back from traveling and refreshing your soul. So even if you are in a tight budget, don’ be sad as we are there for you always. So, leave your worries and get ready to explore the amazing Everest Base Camp and make the lifetime memories that you have always wanted. Do not hold yourself back for any reason, because nothing is worth postponing this amazing trek and killing you wish.
Duration: 11 Days
Trek Grade: Strenuous
Max. Altitude: Kalapathar (5545m.)
Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – Mid December are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility can be poor due to rain.
Transportation: Private Car/Van/ Plane
Activity: City tour, Trekking
Departure Dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.
Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.
Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek. The maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg, including hand carry. If you have any items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 01 - Fly from kathmandu to Lukla (2,840 m/9,318 ft.) & trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,286 ft.). Trek hour: 6-8 hrs.
Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather, we get spectacular views of the mountains, including Everest, as we enter the deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla, along the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kanguru (6367m) and Kwongde Range. We then take a leisurely walk for about two hours to Phakding village from here The trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the community of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. You will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the first night of the trek.
Day 02 - Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3,438m/11,280 ft) : walking distance 5-6 hours, 300 meters ascent and 300 meters descent - 11.3 km
The trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo, the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. You will reward with your first glimpse of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 03 - Rest Day at Namche Bazaar
Today we have Rest day at Namche Bazaar. Set in a natural amphitheater looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi Ri(6187m), Namche Bazaar is one of the most attractive settlements in the Khumbu region. We will have a full day rest so that we won’t face any problem ahead. Today we make a short acclimatization trek up to Khumjung, a delightful Sherpa village above Namche. You have full day leisure for a beautiful panoramic view or stroll around the market. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde, and so on.
Day 04 - Namche Bazzar trek to Tengboche (3,870 m/12,696 ft.) :walking distance 4-5 hours, 350 meters descent and 750 meters ascent- 10.4 km
We start our trek with a pleasant walk through the forest with a magnificent view of the mountains. We follow a spectacular path that traverses around the hillside high above the Dudh Kosi River. After walking for one hour, you will arrive at Phungithanga. The trail climbs past some water-powered prayer wheels and begins a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons. Look out for musk deer and Himalayan tahr among the trees. The start of the Tengboche (3870m), the village is scattered across a vast, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. From the viewpoint at the top of the hill, there are awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in the Khumbu region.
Day 05 - Tengboche trekking to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,304 ft) : walking distance 5 hours, 70 meters descent and 580 meters ascent - 12 km
In the morning, views of mountains and monasteries are spectacular in Tengboche. From Tengboche, we head north and soon cross the Dudh Kosi river by way of a small suspension bridge, which spans a deep gorge in the river valley. Follow the trail as far as Orsho and take the lower path along the west bank of the Imja Khola, through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. As we follow the river northward, the trails pass through several chortens and mani walls and small villages. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the high wall of Nuptse. Dingboche is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards the Makalu area. We enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat, and potatoes. Overnight stay in Dingboche.
Day 06 - Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche (4,940 m/16,207 ft) : walking distance 4-5 hours, 700 meters ascent - 9 km
The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. It joins the trail below Thungla beautiful views of Cholatse across the valley. After another steep ascend the trail climbs up and over the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the high wall of Nuptse. The path follows a pleasant, grassy valley. Stark and rugged beauty create almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche, a windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering.
Day 07 - Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,170 m/16,961 ft), trekking to Everest Base camp (5,363 m/ 17,595 ft) back to Gorak shep (5,170 m/16,961 ft) : walking distance 7-8 hours, 450 meters ascent and 200 meters descent - 11.4 km
The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls, past turn off to the Italian pyramid. Take time to detour to the edge of the moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Along the windy and rocky path with the beautiful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, and other magnificent peaks, we reach Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp, with the new camp being further up the valley.
After lunch, our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp Distance 3.5 km one way. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. In Everest Base Camp, the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season. We explore the base camp and its surroundings glacier and return to Gorakshep.
Day 08 - Gorak Shep trekking Kala Patthar (5,545 m/ 8,192 ft) and back to Pheriche (4,280 m/14,041 ft) : walking distance 6-7 hours 200 meters ascent and 1090 meters descent - 13.5 km
Mornings are usually sparkling and bright, and this is the best time to climb the Kalapathar ( about 2 km one way) for one of the world’s definitive mountain views. We will be rewarded the 360-degree dramatic panoramic views of Mt Everest and surrounding mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks.
You will have an easy walk for about 2hrs to reach Lobuche and continue downhill to Pheriche. Continue down the moraine to Dughla and drop to the bridge over the gushing stream that flows out of the glacier. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 09 - Pheriche Trekking to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Tengboche: walking distance 7-8 hours, 1250 meters descent 400 meters ascent and - 22 km
We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. It takes approximately four hours to Tyangboche. It is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Mt. Amadablam, lush green hills, and river views.
After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Kyanjuma, the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village, and Namche Bazaar. Dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer, and the wild goat, can be found abundance inside the rhododendron forest. In the evening, we will explore the small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.
Day 10 - Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla : walking distance 7 hours, 950 meters descent and 250 meters ascent- 19.3 km
The descent from Namche to the Dudh Koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places massive impact on the knees. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, the path runs mostly level. We will work through rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Phakding. Enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You’ll have time to stroll around the local areas.
Day 11 - Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu end of our journey.
Saying a final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to Kathmandu. Finish your trek.
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Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle for Lukla flight.
Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) with his food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
Local trekking porter ( 1 porter for two client basis) with his food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
Daily Meals are chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
Round Trip flight ticket for Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu.
Sagarmatha National Park fees.
Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
Above the Himalaya Gifts (T-shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
Any service in Kathmandu.
Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival in the Airport.
International Airfare/Airport tax.
Meals, Accommodation during the trek, Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
Personal trekking gears
Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
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Local guest house