This Everest Base Camp trek & Kala Patthar trekking holiday in Nepal has been a popular since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Mount Everest.
Mount Everest Base Camp has been a popular destination for trekkers since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1953. To reach this part of the Himalaya within a limited time, we have devised this two week trek to Everest Base Camp which runs directly to and from Lukla.
The Everest Base Camp trek & Kala Patthar trekking holiday in Nepal, is a very well known mountain trek, starts at the upper Phakding and follows the Dudh Kosi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling bazaar that’s a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa and expeditions en route to the mighty Mt. Everest.
All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it the kind of walk you will remember for a long, long time.
From Namche, we trek along a high traversing path where we have our first good views of Everest and then head towards Thyangboche Monastery, which is a 2 hour climb. The monastery sits at 3867m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf firs and rhododendrons. The monastery is structurally located on a ridge top with commanding views of the Everest landscape. The view from this spot, seen to best advantage in the morning, is absolutely mesmerizing and stunning and is rightly deemed to be one of the most magnificent in the world.
We then descend to the Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before finally approaching the Khumbu Glacier. We then follow the glacier, first to Lobuche, a vantage point for some spectacular views of the Ama Dablam, Taweche and other peaks and then hike to Gorak Shep for a breather.
During this Everest Base Camp trek & Kala Patthar trekking holiday in Nepal we also have the opportunity to ascend Kala Patthar [5550m] from where we can get some awesome views of the Himalayan giants which literally numb your senses with breathless admiration that beholds the eye; and makes up for the lung-bursting climb that took you up there.
You soon realize it was absolutely worth it. This also includes fantastic views of the south west face of the colossal Mt. Everest. We then trek down to Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu ice fall before finally making our way back down to Lukla.
Daily itinerary for Everest Base Camp trek & Kala Patthar trekking holiday in Nepal
Day 01 Arrival In Kathmandu 1350m. And Transfer To Hotel
Day 02 Rest And Preparation Day
Day 03 Fly To Lukla 2840m. And Trek To Phakding 2610m.
Day 04 Trek To Namchebazaar 3440m.
Day 05 Rest Day For AMS
Day 06 Trek To Tengboche 3860m.
Day 07 Trek To Pheriche 4240m.
Day 08 Rest Day For AMS.
Day 09 Trek To Lobuche 4910m.
Day 10 Trek To Gorakshep 5140m. And Explore Old Everest B.C. 5364m.
Day 11 Exploration Day To Kalapathar 5500m.
Day 12 Decent Trek To Pangboche 3930m.
Day 13 Trek To Namchebazaar 3440m.
Day 14 Trek To Lukla 2840m.
Day 15 Fly To Kathmandu 1350m. And Transfer To Hotel
Day 16 Rest And Final Shopping Day
Day 17 Departure To Your Next Destination