Package Name: Everest Kalapathar Trek
Highest altitude: 5545 m
Activities: Walking and sightseeing
Accommodation: Hotel, lodge and camping
Transport: Bus/private car/ helicopter
Best Season: Anytime
Attraction: Culture and traditions Sherpa people in Khumbu village and museum in Namche bazaar
Trip Cost: Contact Us
Duration: 18 days
With maximum altitude 5545 meters, the best view point of the mount Everest region,Kalapathar is considered the famous trekking route in Nepal. It appears as a big brown bump below the impressive south face of Mt. Pumori (7,161m) where many trekkers in the Khumbu region summit it to get the best mountain views. Kalalpathar peak offers the most accessible point to view of Mount Everest, while on the summit of Kala Patthar one can have 360-degree panorama of mountain peaks including Ama Dablam, Kantenga, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kantenga, Pumo Ri and Changtse. Similary Mount Lhotse and Tengboche Monastery, the focus of Sherpa Buddhist devotion, sits at an elevation of 3,867n with Ama Dablam (6856m) as a magnificent backdrop also can be seen.
This trek offers an enduring experience of natural beauty, geological magnificence with the breathtaking views of Everest The spectacular flight to lukla, and the start of the trek to Namche bazaar, the colorful center of Sherpa life and a meeting place for Himalayan traders and yak caravans and explore the Sherpa museum in Namche bazaar.We can observed the panoramic view from the syangboche over the Namche Bazaar. There are many options for additional exploration and high-altitude walking, including the crossing of Cho La, a 5420m, hike to Gokyo Ri and strenuous trekking is continuously rewarded with dramatic Himalayan scenes.
On the way we can Past friendly Sherpa villages and Buddhist Monasteries, Experience Sherpa culture in Khumjung village, Sandy plain of Gorakshep, the broad summit of Kalapathar (5,545m), Amazing view of view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and many other mountains and Khumbu Glacier.
Day 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Full day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Return to the hotel.
Day 03: Flight from KTM – Lukla. After having a 35 minuates scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla continue trek to Phakding, which takes approximately 3 hours on the way you will have a view of mt Nupla( 5885m) Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and mount kongde range. Overnight in Phakding (2,652m).
Day 04: Phakding to Namche (3,440m)- Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes a waterfall. All day, we pass villages interspersed with magnificent forest- rhododendron, magniolia trees and giant firs. And on the way to walking you will be rewarded (weather permitting) your first glimpse of Kusum Kanggru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m).
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche. Acclimatization is most important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you take a short days hike to Thame, Khunde or Khumjung or relax and explore the sherpa culture of Namche.
Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3,867m): after walking one hour you arrive in phungithanga from there the trail climbs through forests where you can spot musk deer. Tengboche sits on a saddle at 3870m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf fires and rododendroms. Kwongde (6187m) Tawache(6542m) Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) provide and inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We visit the Bhuddist Monastry at Tengboche, the largest in Khumbu region.
Day 07: Tengboche to Pheriche: Beyond Tengboche the altitude really starts to tell. The trail droops down to Dingboche, crosses the Imja Khola and climbs past superb mani stones ( carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant om mani padme hum) to Pangboche at 3860m The gompa here is worth visiting. Then the trail start climbs to Pheriche 4240m. Where there is a medical facility, which gives lectures everyday on Altitude Sickness.
Day 08: Another acclimatization day, again walking up and then coming back down is better than just resting in high altitude, you can make a day trip to Nangkartshang Gompa or up the hil to lok down onto Dingboche, Either walk offers good views.
Day 09: Pheriche to Lobuche - The trail climbs to Phalang karpo at 4340m then Duglha at 4620m,From Dughla the trail ascends the broad, gently slopping valley and climb steeply in to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier then left in to the memorial area Chukpilhara, before reaching the Lobuche at 4930m
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep. The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy ablation valley with great views of Pumori then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gokrakchep.you can have a rest after lunch or can walk to Everest Base Camp. It will be about 4 and half hours trek up to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep. The trek is on glacier and snow capped rocks.
Day 11: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar : an early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) to enjoy the view of sunrise. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori , Khumbetse, Mt. Lingtren Mt. Lhotse , Mt. Nuptse , Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and other mountains. After trek down to Pheriche (the place have a good facilities of International Telephone and medical treatment.)
Day 12: Pheriche to Phortse The trail descends to Pangboche and now the trail starts turning up and down in every half an hour to Phortse. You will have an opportunity to see wild life in the area like mountain goat, musk deer and many species of Himalayan birds. Overnight in Phortse (3750m)
Day 13: Phortse to Khumjung (3790m.) after working few minuates down and one hour up you will arrive at Mongla. From here you will see a panoramic view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Konde-Ri and Tawache peak. After working 2 hour you will arrive Khumjung (3780m), Khumjung is the largest settlement village in the Sherpa land where you will have chance to see real Sherpas’ life style and there cultural activities, The village has also a high school which is funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation and also an old monastery where they have preserved famous Yeti skull.
Day 14: Khumjung to Phakding, the trail again drops to Namche Bazar and have a short tea/coffee stop and continue descending via same route and on the way stop for the lunch break an hour at Jorsale Village and continue work to Phakding.
Day 15: Phakding to Lukla: Last day of the trek in a bustling town enjoy dinner with Your Trekking crew.
Day 16: Flight from Lukla - KTM, transfer to hotel
Day 17: Kathmandu free day, evening culture show with Nepali dinner, hotel
Day 18: Final departure, transfer to airport