everest base camp kalapathar trek
Everest Kala Patthar trek naturally combines dramatic mountain scenery and a cultural and spiritual journey into the lives and customs. Trekking in Everest Region, with scenic 35 minute flight to Lukla offers a superb scenic Trans Himalaya journey. As you step out of the plane, you will meet your porters and set off, through farmland and forest along trails that have been trodden for centuries. Take time to observe local architecture, customs and habits put aside “foreign ways” and enjoy the pace of life devoid of wheels, rush and time constraints. Let the setting consume you and mingle with the people and experience their lifestyle, beliefs, skills and warmth. Prayer flags, Chortens, Mani walls and Gompas will testify to the importance of Buddhism in their lives.
Mount Everest Trekking, after a 1000m rise to Namche Bazaar a rest and acclimatization day is essential. We use our free day to explore to Khumjung at 3780m the largest Sherpa village in the region. Some of the other places of interest with dramatic mountain vistas before dropping “low” for your third night.
Trekking in Nepal to Everest Region, as the trail climbs higher, the villages become smaller, the vegetation and crops change to cope with shorter growing seasons, and your pace becomes slower and the scenery more dramatic. . A second acclimatization day is required at Dingboche, after which you gradually climb to the last village of Gorak Shep. From here, a trek to Base Camp offers great views of the Khumbu icefall and a chance to see the conditions and privations necessary to those foolhardy enough to want to summit Everest.
The walk up Kala Patthar will reward you with superb views over the Khumbu glacier as well as Everest, the South Col, Lhotse and Nuptse set in a ring of other giants. The return journey, whilst quicker as you lose altitude, is no less spectacular and also affords the opportunity to re-observe, re-assess and enrich your experience. Spring and Autumn are the best season to trek, though Mountain Mart Trek-adventure team make it happen comfortably four season.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day at leisure to follow your own interests.
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,562m /8,700ft): 35 minutes airstrip and 3-4 hrs. trek
Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft): 5-6 hrs. trek
Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
Day 06: Namche Bazzar - Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5-6 hrs. trek
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5-6 hrs. trek
Day 08: Acclimatization day in Dingboche
Day 09: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940 /16,207ft): 4-5 hrs. trek
Day 10: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,160 m/17,000ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft) Gorak Shep: 7-8 hrs. trek
Day 11: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 ft) - Pheriche (4,280 m/14,070 ft): 7-8 hrs. trek
Day 12: Pheriche – Phortse (3,750m /12,300ft): 4-5 hrs. trek
Day 13: Phortse – Monjo ((2,800m /9200ft): 5-6 hrs. trek
Day 14: Monjo – Lukla (2,780m /9,175ft): 5-6 hrs.trek
Day 15: Lukla – Kathmandu by Air (1,300m /4,264ft):35 minutes airstrip
Day 16: Final Departure
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