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Everest Kalapatthar Trek-15 days Trekking to Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp

Kalapatthar is a small trekking peak famous for its incredible summit views of Mount Everest with the sunrise and sunset. Kala Patthar Trek is not so much a trek itself, but an optional 2 to 3 hour hike from Gorekshep to get an aerial view of Everest Base Camp and Khumbu glaciers. Kala Patthar is one of highlights of Everest Base Camp trek. Everest Kala Patthar is a very popular 15 days trek in Nepal famous for 360-degree view of the Himalayas: Mt Everest Base Camp. Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp Trek is an ideal trek for Sherpa cultures and views of the most iconic mountains in the World. Everest Base Camp Trek is not complete without climbing and trekking to Kala Pattar(Kalapatthar) peak. For an amazing trekking experience in the Himalayas, Everest Base camp and Kalapatthar Trek is suitable for trek beginners to seniors who are physically fit and mentally healthy. For booking inquiry regarding Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp Trek, please email us at [email protected] and call or leave message on Whats App at +977 9851023742.

Trek Facts

Trek Name: Everest Kalapatthar Trekking

Trek Duration:15 Days

Trek Difficulty: Challenging

Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May

Trek Altitude: 2650m- 5550m

Group Size: 1 - 12 people

Trek Cost : USD 1350-USD 1550

Trek Package: Private/Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight

Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu / Lukla

Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek 14 days Trip.
  • Kalapatthar Trek 
  • 15 Days Itinerary
  • Cost in Details
  • Trekking Equipments
  • FAQs

15 days Everest Kalapatthar Trek is a classic trek through the Sherpa villages to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. The Everest Trek without climbing Kalapatthar is to miss an opportunity to see the top of the world,  Mount Everest. You are not standing on top of Everest but Mt.Everest is standing in front of you. The highlights of Everest Kalapatthar Trek is to climb Kalapatthar(5500m) with simple trekking gear, and observe the great view of Mount Everest, Khumbu glacier, sunrise or sunset view to the top of the Himalayas.  On this trek we have 2 acclimatize days in Namche bazaar and Dingboche before trekking to Everest  base camp and climbing Kalapatthar.

Kalapatthar is the best trekking peak in Everest. You can see Mount Everest undoubtedly from the top of Mt Kalapatthar. It is not easy at all to be on the top of Kalapatthar. Everest Kalapatthar trek allows you to share the experience of Everest expedition as they make their way to Everest Base Camp. Kalapatthar trek lies in the Sagarmatha national park ascends gradually through high valleys of the Himalayas to Everest base camp and Kala Patthar.

The 15 days Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar trek difficulty is strenuous, and it is not easily accessible. After getting flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, we trek to Everest Base camp and Kalapatthar staying in unheated plywood lodges on the way. But when you will eventually be at Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar, then you will forget everything. Everest Kalapatthar trek offers the great view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and many other high mountains.

Everest is the home to the Sherpas. You will get warmth hospitality of Sherpas and their culture. The Sherpas has achieved their fame on mountaineering expedition. Everest Kalapatthar has an abundance of flora and fauna. Deer can be seen at lower elevation and Himalayan  goats are visible from the trail through Khumjung to Dingboche. Everest National Park is a world heritage site. It is also our heritage as well we encourage to keep the area in the condition we found it clean and pollution free. Everest Kalapatthar trek will truly be a trip of a life time. Your safety is our prime priority. We have designed Everest kalapatthar trek to ensuring that all the group members acclimatize properly with the use of the rest days.

Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu.
We will greet and receive you at Kathmandu Airport holding your Name and flight details on play card or paper and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Phakding (2610m, 4 hours) via Lukla.
Today we will take a wonderful flight to Lukla (2827m) in the morning near to the huge Himalayan adjacent to Nepal and China. After 40 minutes, we will land in a runway and our care taker will help us carry our belongings. Then we will walk down to the Dudh Koshi River, where we connect with the main path to Namche Bazaar. After moving all the way through the small area of Ghat (2550m), we will soon arrive at our tea house at Phakding.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m, 6 hours)
Trek to the fabled Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar.
Day 04: Rest day in Namche Bazzar.
Day trek and return to Namche for a second night, for altitude acclimatization.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche
Head to Tengboche Monastery, in view of Everest. Meet the Rinpoche, the reincarnate Lama.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche.
Ascend higher, to Dingboche.
Day 07: Rest day in Dingboche.
Climb the "hill" behind town for acclimatization and then down the other side to Pheriche.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche
Climb north towards the Khumbu glacier's terminal moraine and the high village of Lobuje.
Day 09: Trek to Kala Patthar.
Cross the moraine and carry on to Gorakshep, a seasonal collection of teahouses at the foot of Kala Pattar. Climb Kala Pattar for best views of Everest, then return to Lobuche.
Day 10: Trek down to Pangboche.
Trek south to Pangboche, home of the revered "Yeti scalp".
Day 11: Trek down to Khumjung Village (3780 m, 6 hours).
We will depart from Pangboche and trek down to Khumjung Village or Namche bazaar taking 6 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 12: Trek down to Monjo (2835m, 5 hours).
We will trek down to Monjo taking around 5 hours departing from Khumjung Village. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla(2840m, 5 hours).
We will reach Lukla in 5 hours leaving Monjo. Reaching Lukla becomes a surprise for the majority of the trekkers. We arrive at the airport in the early afternoon. Lukla is famous for celebrating the end of the trek. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu.
We will wake up early in the morning and get ready for the entrance of our plane for returning back to Kathmandu. Then, we will transfer back to our hotel. Remaining day to explore in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Transfer to Kathmandu Airport.
Today is the final day of the tour in Nepal. We will take you to the airport for the last departure.

Cost Included:

  • Airport Transfer - Hotel/Airport/ Hotel.
  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu Flight of guide and cliets
  • Twin sharing neat and clean tea houses accommodation during the trek..
  • 3 times meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Trekking Permit – National Park fee and TIMS card
  • English speaking guide and all his flight, insurance, meals, salary and accommodation.
  • All government Taxes and Company service charges
Cost Not Included:
  • Airport pick and departure transfer
  • Hotel Accommodation and Meals- lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Expenses of personal natures like internet, telephone, WiFi, Laundry, hot shower, battery charging fee for mobile and camera.
  • Any kind of drinks and desert like coke, Mineral water, hot water, tea, coffee, beer, whisky.
  • Travel insurance in case of emergency for rescue helicopter and other medication.
  • Upgrade accommodation like room with private toilet.
  • Porter to carry luggage - on clents request- we organize porter on additional cost. 
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes

Note: If scheduled flight gets cancelled due to bad weather from Lukla to Kathmandu on return. In such situation, we need to send chartered helicopter which costs US $ 500 per person. Helicopter cost has to be borne by the clients to get outbound flight on scheduled time.
Any other services not specified in the 'Cost includes'

Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipments with you for trekking in Nepal. The following trekking equipments and gears are recommended before trekking in Nepal. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased  in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.

Head:

Sun hat or scarf

Light balaclava or warm fleece hat

Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body:

Under Garments

Hiking shorts

Lightweight cotton long pants

Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:

Thin, lightweight inner socks

Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Hiking boots with spare laces

Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Upper Body:

T-shirts

Light and expedition weight thermal tops

Fleece jacket or pullover

Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

Down vest and/or jacket

Hands:

Lightweight gloves

Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Accessories:

Sleeping bag rated to zero DC

Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries

Trekking Bags/Duffel bag

Basic First Aid Kit

Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag

Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)

Trekking Poles

Water bottle (2) or camel bag

Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)

Toiletries:

1 medium sized quick drying towel

Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

Deodorants

Nail clippers

Face and body moisturizer

Feminine hygiene products

Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:

Wet wipes (baby wipes)

Tissue /toilet roll

Anti bacterial hands wash

Extras/Luxuries:

Binoculars

Novels

Trail Map/Guide book

Journal & Pen

iPod

Pencils and small notebooks

Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)

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