Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek

12 Days

Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek is one of the best trekking route in Nepal takes you to the base camp of Mount Everest and the Kalapathar top. Kalapathar is the highest access of this trekking package. Kalapathar (5545m) offers panoramic views of high Himalayas in close views.

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Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek also popular as EBC trekking is the most celebrating trekking in Everest. It takes you to the elevation of 5545 meters above the sea level. It focus on trekking with panoramic views of high Himalayas including Mount Everest.

Kalapthar is the highest place for this trekking and it gives you the best views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and other several peaks. Everest Base Camp Trekking takes you to the base camp of Mount Everest and next day you will visit the Kalapathar top to explore the stunning views of glorious mountains.

EBC Kalapathar Trekking Route

Everest Base Camp Kalapathar trekking starts from Kathmandu with the 35 minutes scenic mountain flight. After landing at Lukla airport, trekking heads to Phakding. On next day you will reach the Namche Bazaar. Namche is a very famous mountain town. It is called Sherpa capital and the gateway to Everest. Exploring around in Namche, you will trek to Tengboche on next day. Similar trekking passes through villages, grasslands and farmlands, you will passes through Dingboche, Loboche and Gorakshep on day by day. Gorakshep is the last village on the Everest Base Camp trek route. You will trek to EBC and Kalapathar by staying here.

You need to hike up for 2 hours to reach the famous Kalapathar top from which you will enjoy the views of sunrise over the Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and other peaks.

Highlights of Everest Kalapathar Trek

The major highlights of this trekking is Kalapathar top. Lukla airport, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery and Everest Base Camp are the major places in Everest. You will have taste of local culture, food and lifestyle during the trek. The mountain views during the trekking is an exciting opportunities. You will enjoy the mountain views of Everest 8848m, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Pumori, Cholatse, Twaboche, Makalu, Barunse, Island peak, and many other peaks during trek. The closeup view of Mount Everest (8848m) is superb and this view is incomparable from other places.

Best Time for Kalapathar Trekking

Like the Gokyo Valley Trek, Everest View Trek and Everest Base Camp Trekking and other trekking in Everest region, the best time to trek is in the months of March, April and May in spring. September, October, November and December in the autumn season. Trekking is possible in other months also possible. But winter is difficult time for walking on snow. In monsoon the flight is frequently disturb by cloud and trekking trails becomes slippery and risk of landslides.

Qualification and Skills Required

Everest Kalapathar trekking does not need any special training and skill to complete. But trekkers should be physically fit and can able to walk 5/6 hours per day. So all people who want to visit Everest Base Camp Trekking need regular walking practice before a month. Novice trekker can easily complete this trekking if they are well prepared.

Outline Itinerary

Day Program Elevation
1 Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding 2610m
2 Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3445m
3 Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar 3445m
4 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m
5 Trek to Dingboche 4360m
6 Acclimatization in Dingboche 4360m
7 Trek to Lobuche 4930m
8 Trek to Gorakshep & Everest base camp 5150m & 5364m
9 Trek to Kalapathar  & back to Pheriche 5545m & 4280m
10 Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m
11 Trek back to Lukla 2860m
12 Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla 1440m


You will board a 30 minute flight to Lukla early in the morning and enjoy the magnificent mountain range as you arrive at Lukla airport. There, you will be introduced to your porter if you booked one. After enjoying a hearty breakfast, you will start trekking. The walk to Phakding is a fairly easy 3 hour walk through the Dudhkosi valley. You will head north from the airstrip to Chheplung (2700m) and cross the ThadoKoshi River on a local-style suspension bridge. Just past the bridge, you can see the peak Kusum and Kanggru (6367m), which are some of the most difficult trekking peaks to climb. Beyond the ThadoKoshi, the trail climbs towards the Ghat (2590m) and crosses a ridge marked with painted Mani stones. You will continue the ascend to reach the beautiful village of Phakding where you will stay overnight.

You will start this second day through the Valley of Dudhkosi River. You will cross the Dudhkosi River 5 times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags on the way to Namche. After the last bridge, you will continue your ascent, gradually leading to Jorsale. It is a 2h30 climb up to Namche with two view points on the way. You will enjoy a mesmerizing view of Mt Everest on a clear day on the trail. At Jorsale, you will enter the Sagarmatha National park where you will need to verify your permits. After 5/6 hours of a hard walk, you will finally reach the main trading center of the region : Namche Bazaar.

Acclimatization is very important to avoid altitude sickness. You will go on a day hike through the villages of Khunde and Khumjung and come back to Namche through the Everest view hotel Khumjung. You can see the scalp of a Yeti in the monastery in the region. You will enjoy panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and other mountains on a fair day. After a savory breakfast, you will take a steep 1h climb to the Syangboche airstrip (3790m), from where you will slowly ascend towards Khunde passing numerous chorten (stone Buddhist monuments). From Khunde you will follow the trail eastwards to Khumjung, the largest village in the Khumbu region, at the foot of the sacred peak Khumbila. After having lunch at Khumjung, you will follow a gradual climb to Everest View Hotel where you will enjoy the splendid mountain views. Then you will descend to Namche to spend your second night there (3540m).

Your route to Tengboche weaves in and out of side valleys, making small ups and downs, to the teashops of Kenjoma, and joins the trail from Khumjung just before a collection of Mani stones. The views of Everest and Ama Dablam are stunning. You will pass the small settlement of Sanasa from where the trail drops towards Phunkithanga (3250m). From here the trail climbs steeply through pine forests and around Mani stones as it follows the side of a hill to the saddle on which the monastery of Tengboche sits at 3870m. The view from here is rightly deemed to be one of the world’s most magnificent sceneries. Kwangde (6187m), Tawachee (6542m), Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse (8501m), Amadablam, Kantega and Thamserku provide an inspiring panorama as the Himalayan giants. You will spend the night in the Tengboche village.

You will start your trek with a descent through a beautiful forest, then cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche. The route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche. You will spend the night at Dingboche. It is a very relaxing village with lots of mountain views. This is an easy 3/4h walk.

You will start around 8:30am for a nice trek up to Chhukung. You will get a beautiful view of most of the mountains, especially Ama Dablam. The view from Chhukung and further up the valley on the moraines towards Island Peak is tremendous. To the south-west, the eastern face of Amadablam provides an incredible view of the picturesque peak. You will go back down to Dingboche for the night, probably facing strong winds.

You will start with a 1h30 climb to the Chorten trail. Then you will get to Thugla at 4600m to have lunch in a tea house, before climbing the steep part of the day’s trek for about 1h30. You will get closer to high mountains like Mt. Pumori and Mt. Nuptse after a while as you proceed towards Lobuche where only basic accommodation and food is provided. You will walk along a broad valley floor to Thugla, leaving behind the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche at 4240m. A western volunteer doctor, supported by The Himalayan Rescue Association is stationed here and offers treatment and consultation to trekkers as you continue up the valley gaining altitude. When you come out of the valley, you will descend to the yak pastures at Lobuche. Overnight at Lodge.

You will go on a 2h hike up to Gorakshep in the morning. The first part is nice and easy but the trail gets harder 1h later, which is compensated by a really nice view on big walls formed by Everest, Nuptse and other mountains. Once you climb about 150m then the trail gets easier again. Shortly after, you will get to the moraine. Finally, you will get to the world’s highest settlement at Gorakshep. After having lunch, you will walk towards Everest base camp, on a side ridge of the Khumbu glacier. After walking on the ridge for about 1h30, you will cross the Glacier and enter the Everest base camp area. You will reach your final goal by trekking to Everest base camp at an altitude of 5364m. You will get a good view of Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Ice fall. From there you can also see the big crevasses in the climbing way. After appreciating your own efforts and photographing the achievements, you will walk back to Gorakshep.

You will go for a 2h hike to Kalapathar around 4:30am to get the chance to see the sun rising on the mountains and clear views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. Most of the famous photographs of Everest are taken from this “thump” on the landscape. You will need very warm clothes to go on this hike, as it will begin before sunrise. After having breakfast in Gorakshep, you will go down to Pheriche. Overnight at Lodge.

From Debuche, a 1h30 climb takes you to Tengboche, from where you will descend to Phunkithanga at 3200m. Then you will have a final climb towards Namche Bazaar for the final party night, which is also the last chance to have close-up views of the mountains. Following the same way back to Namche is an easy walk. Once you get to Namche you can appreciate a hot shower and wifi, as well as pasteries and beers in bakeries and bars.

The trail from Namche to Lukla is mostly downhill to the flat part. You will exit the Sagarmatha National park and reach Lukla after a final effort climbing stairs. You will have the opportunity to have dinner with your guide and porter(s) and celebrate the end of your journey.

You will fly to Kathmandu early in the morning, enjoying really nice views of most of the Himalayan range. Do not forget to choose the seat on the right hand sight of the aircraft. Finally you will reach Kathmandu airport, come to our office for a quick brifing and go back to your hotel to get some rest after this amazing 12 day trek.

Price Includes

  • All government taxes and Everest National Park entry fees as well as local charge
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System). We need two photograph each for permit.
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides ((trained by Ministry of tourism), and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment’s, thiefood and accommodation).
  • 7 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipments
  • 8 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equpipments
  • Local taxes in Everest
  • 7 nights best Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • Rescue arrangement in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Flight tickets: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathamndu for guide.
  • Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu and domestic airport tax) for
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag, down jacket/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • All necessary Domestic airport taxes.
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal.
  • PNT service charge and government taxes.

Price Exclude

  • All meals in Kathmandu and during trekking
  • Extra nights hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein
Can I get Nepal visa on arrival or online?

Yes, you can get arrival tourist visa at Nepal’s one only international airport Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of the people have easy time during visa apply for Nepal. There are some countries visa will needed to be organize prior to travelling. $25 for 15 days of visa from the date of issue, $40 for 30days and $100USD for 90 days tourist visa. And you also need two pp. size photos for the process.
For the online visa apply you can visit linked web site from 1st of March (http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np./).

When is the best time to visit Nepal?

Best time to visit Nepal is during the seasons of spring and autumn which also favorable for trekking. But it depends on the will of the trekker which can be managed. As for the trekking at the high altitude which should be done during the summer time or September. But for the low altitude trekking can be done throughout the year.

How difficult is trekking in Nepal?

The trekking is happens to considered as the most interesting things to do by the most of the visitor to Nepal. The trekking will provide visitors of Nepal to visit different parts of Nepal. Generally, trekking in Nepal will be for about 5 to 7 hours per day but the toughness of the trekking is depends upon its grade as There are grading for trekking like easy, medium, challenging and demanding. And these grades normally covers 3000 meters to 8848 meters. Trekking expedition is challenging but it has its own fun and beauty.

How fit do we need to be for trekking?

It depends on individual, if you’re happens to be fit and also enjoy walking the uphill and downhill then trekking is certainly is for you. Individual can choose the trekking route which is suitable for individual’s fitness level. And off course shorter treks are easier then longer ones, longer treks requires a better standard of fitness. If you are planning for the longer treks then you should try some longer day hikes for practice but for shorter treks it is not needed.

How long will be the trekking?

The trekking different according to the distance of the trekking destinations. Generally, there are various trekking destination in Nepal and the duration of the trekking will generally goes for about 1 to 4 weeks. But the trekking for shorter routes will be short but for the longer treks like, trekking towards the base camp of the high hills will be generally long.
many political upps and downs. But since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) refill the peace in country which make the all the trekking routes.
Besides, the trekking stakeholders in Nepal are also forwarding several steps for the safety of the trekkers. Now after election democratic parties will lead the government and rule the nation that’s why the huge possibility has seen in safety. Beside you need to take usual precautions like as traveling anywhere in the world.

Do I need insurance for travel and trek in Nepal? Can I get it there?

You should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for trekking up to 5500m. General travel and medical insurance for traveling in Nepal. We suggest you to buy insurance policy in from your own country as we don´t have mountain rescue insurance over here in Nepal. Check with your home country travel insurance company which covers the rescue helicopter from the mountain up to 5500m.

Is there any telephone/internet facilities, when we are on the mountain?

In the way in most villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephone for international call and popular trekking area like Annapurna, Everest and Langtang area there are good coverage of cell phones. For internet there are also internet café and also some lodges do provide Wi-Fi service.

What do I need to carry on trek?

A porter are easily available which will carry your luggage and belonging. Your clothing and sleeping bag must be placed in plastic bags inside your rucksack which must not weigh more than 25 pounds (12 kg) in total. You will be able to leave clothes and other baggage at our hotel in Kathmandu while away on trek.
But Each trekker will carry minimum small day-sack, fleece jacket, water proofs, warm hat, sunhat, sun-cream, water bottle (or camel back system), first aid kit and water purification kit.

What in case of altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is one of the major problems while you will trek high altitudes. But there are certain measures that can be applied while trekking at the high altitudes which help the trekkers to avoid the altitude sickness. Besides, if it will affects to any trekkers then there are several provisions for the first aid and other medicines to recover. If the condition of the trekkers gets seriously ill, then those will immediately transfer to the nearby hospitals.
You do not need any specific vaccine to come to Nepal. But however recommended to check if your mandatory vaccines are up to date and talk to your doctor before traveling for your well beings.

How early should I book my trip?

We recommend you to book your trip in few month advance. But however for accommodation we do LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS. However, for Trekking like Everest region we need to reserve the flight so we highly recommend earliest is best for us.

What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 20% of total price as advance deposit to confirm reservation before arriving to Nepal and remaining balance of the payment shall be paid when you arrive to Kathmandu.

What essential documents/items do I need to bring with me?

You must bring a valid passport (must be valid for up to 6 months, keep an extra photocopy just in case), a copy of your travel insurance, cash, flight tickets, emergency contact numbers of insurance and family members and any medications that you prescribed.

How much extra spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will travel or trek. There are few things you may need your for like, alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, Hot shower on the trek, Tipping and shop round on the trek. On the other hand Kathmandu is a shopper’s paradise for the things like, hand-woven Tibetan carpets, hand knit woolen goods, hats, outdoor clothing and equipment, cashmere clothing, shawls, pashminas, Buddhist memorabilia, carved masks, puppets, wood carvings and ornaments etc. You can only buy through Nepalese Rupees in Nepal. There are ATM’s in Kathmandu where you can withdraw Nepalese Rupees Credit cards can be used to purchase expensive items but there will be an additional charge for this service.

Is Nepal Eco Adventure guides/porters insured?

Yes our company trekking staff including guides, porters, cooks, Sherpa’s all of them are insured. We have bought insurance for all our staff from Siddhartha Insurance. Their insurance cover up to $5000 USD.

How much should I tip to my guide and porter?

Tips do not form any part of the wages of guides, porters and other trekking crews. But it depends upon the individual’s choice as it is a nice way of saying thank-you to someone who will play a large part in your trekking experience and who will prove invaluable to you on this

What is teahouse and camping trekking in Nepal?

There are two types of trekking commonly famous in Nepal, teahouse trekking and the camping trekking. In the teahouses trekking, the trekking done by resting the night at the lodges or the teahouses at different places of the trekking trails. And it is comfortable than the camping trekking as the trekkers don’t have to take any burden regarding the accommodation and foods. Whereas camping trekking will be based on the trekking and camping by setting up camps side on any convenient trekking trails. And food should be by self which make camping trekking a bit difficult.

What types of food will be served during the trekking?

The trekking meals are differs to the types of trekking, as for the teahouse trekking food will be served by tea houses which provide good and hygiene foods. The food along the trail will be simple and a mix of local and international cuisine. As for the camping trekking the trekker can enjoy the food they have prepared by the trekkers but also the can enjoy the local cuisine and as well as continental which are mostly vegetarian diet. But in Kathmandu you will find meals in good quality tourist restaurants. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

Does your company organize domestic flights, hotel booking and other services?

Yes. Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your country which cost 360$. But the domestic flight ticket will be included in our package which 180$. If you like have hotel that cost $20 to 40$ USD per night for two person, for the airport Pick up $15 USD and airport drop $15 USD. If you like to organize individually river rafting, sightseeing tour, mountain flight, jungle safari can be organized according to your interest.

Do I really need trekking guide?

While visiting to Nepal, trekking guides is must mandatory for everyone. Because of the lack of your knowledge about the country and place may lead you to miss guide and you may also lost your way. But the professional guide help you to make your trip lot more informative and memorable. But if the trekkers is well experienced and have knowledge about different places of Nepal s/he may not need the trekking guides. But trekking guide can help you to about the different information about the places and help you to solve the problems that arouse during the period of trekking which way be rather difficult for the trekkers themselves to solve it.

Is trekking and travel safe in Nepal?

Yes Nepal is safe to Travel. Safety matter is considered as one of the prime concerns which every trekker or traveler want to know.

What happens if there is an emergency?

Our guides are trained with first aid and have basic knowledge about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many staffs are by overseas personnel.

Do I need to bring First Aid Kit?

Our Guides carry a comprehensive medical kit. But you should bring your own personal kit and carry it with you which should contain antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, headache pills, diarrhea treatment, re-hydration salts eg Diorite, Lemhi, plasters and Compete for blisters.

What currency should I bring to Nepal?

We advise you to bring US dollars /British pounds/Euros to pay for your visa, trip cost and other expenses. Most of the time major currencies are usually accepted also. It is always better to travel with US dollars. And once you arrive to country you should change them in to Nepalese currency. All your spending money should be in Nepalese rupees all over the country.

Does Nepal has good quality banking facilities?

Nepal has got numbers of good quality banks which provides good banking facilities through its branches. . ATM is widely available in main cities of Nepal .But when you go remote area it is good idea to carry enough cash. But some trekking area has banking service and ATM…

What are the main Nepali customs to know about?

Nepalese people are mostly very welcoming but know their culture would be better, you may the customs like, Take off your shoes before entering a temple or a house
Ask for permission before entering Hindu temples
Most of the time, it will be forbidden to take photographs inside temples

What about time and phone code in Nepal?

Nepali time is GMT/UTC + 5H45
The Country Code is 977

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Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek