Trek Itineraries > Everest Base Camp or Kalapattar Trek (15 days / 14nights)

(Category - Strenuous)

Trekking to base camp of the world’s tallest peak, the Mt. Everest (8,850m) is a thrilling experience in itself. Starting from Kathmandu with a short flight to Lukla, the aerial views of some of the highest mountains Langtang, Jugal Himal, Gaurishankar, Melungtse are spectacular before the flight enters the Khumbu region. The trekking course follows through the Khumbu region from the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar and it passes through forest of rhododendron, pine juniper and Gompas (monasteries), Chorten (stupas) and mani walls (prayer walls of stone) that are abundant in this area. The Thyangboche monastery, where Mani Rimdu festival is held every October or November is the great cultural and religious center for the people of Solu Khumbu. Proceeding further up and from Lobuche the path is clear and pleasant at first and then it climbs, twisting and threading its way onto the rough moraine of the Khangri Glacier and finally to Gorak Shep. From Gorak Shep, Kala Pattar is about two hours walk. The sunrise view from Kala Pattar is a rare and rewarding experience. Kala Pattar (Black rock) is the most popular viewpoint of the Everest region. Walk to the base camp can be interesting although there are no views of Mt. Everest. The descending trails involve nearly the same route down to Lukla for a flight back to Kathmandu.

Morning, transfer to the airport and fly Kathmandu/Lukla (2,830m). Trek to Phakding (2,650m) 4 hrs. walk. (L,D)
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,450m) 6 hrs. walk. (B,L,D)
Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. (B,L,D)
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche (3,870m) 5 hrs. walk. (B,L,D)
Trek from Thyangboche to Dingboche (4,350m) 6 hrs. walk. (B,L,D)
Short hike to Bibre (4,571m) 3 hrs. walk or Chukhung Ri (5,559m) 6 hrs walk. Return to Dingboche. (B,L,D)
Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m) 6 hrs. walk. (B,L,D)
Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,150m) with excursion to Kala Pattar (5,550m) 7 hrs. walk. (B,L,D)
Short trek from Gorakshep to Base camp (5,356m) and return Gorak Shep. (B,L,D)
Trek down from Gorakshep to Lobuche (4,930m) 4 hrs. walk. (B,L,D)
Trek from Lobuche to Pangboche (3,900m) 6 hrs. walk. (B,L,D)
Trek from Pangboche to Khumjung (3,790m) 6 hrs. walk. (B,L,D)
Trek from Khumjung to Benkar (2,905m) 5 hrs. walk. (B,L,D)
Trek from Benkar to Lukla (2,830m) 5 hrs. walk. (B,L,D)
Fly Lukla/Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel. (B)