Kala Patthar EBC Trek with Sherpa Guides Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m).

Day 02: A Scenic flight from Kathmandu to lukla(2,880m), trek to Phakding (2,640m), 4 hrs walk.

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,445m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.

Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization, hike to Everest view hotel.

Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.

Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,260m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.

Day 07: Rest at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion in and around the places.

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,900m), 6 to 7 hrs walking.

Day 09: Trek from Lobuche (4,900m) to Gorakshep (5,180m) and retrace back to Gorakshep.

Day 10: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5,545m) and back to Pheriche (4,243m), 6 hrs walk.

Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Phortse (3,750m), 4 to 5 hrs walking.

Day 12: Trek from Phortse (3,750m) to Namche (3,445m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.

Day 13: Trek from Namche to Monjo then to Lukla (2,800m), 6 to 7 hrs walking.

Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, 35 minutes flight.

Day 15: Final departure.

  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m):

    Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, meet one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. Enjoy the evening with a welcome dinner offered by one of our team leaders. The short brief about your trek to Kala Pattar and Everest base camp will be given at the dinner time. Overnight at hotel.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1,350m
  • Day 02 A Scenic flight from Kathmandu to lukla(2,880m), trek to Phakding (2,640m), 4 hrs walk:

    After breakfast at hotel, transfer to domestic airport for a flight to Lukla. Lukla is a small town with an airport. There are few tea shops, lodges, hotels and general stores from where our trek begins following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank, is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. We descend a mountainside path that merges into our route to Everest, with views to a valley to our right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.) The Dudh Kosi approaches as we pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat teahouse. We continue along a small path with many ascends and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding. Overnight at guest house. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: lukla to Phakding
    • Altitude: 2,880m.,2,640m
  • Day 03 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,445m), 5 to 6 hrs walking:

    We start our trek after a warm breakfast and cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo (2800m) is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. We then ascend quite steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. We can also enjoy the view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Konde-Ri and Tawache peak. We can also visit some of the village monasteries on the way of trekking to Namche Bazaar. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu region and holds a busy Saturday market. There is set a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have reached there by crossing the glaciated Nangpa La. Overnight at hotel or guest house. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
    • Altitude: 3,445m
  • Day 04 Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization, hike to Everest view hotel:

    Namche Bazaar is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. For the acclimatization we walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to the Syangboche (3,800m) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. Overnight at guest house.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
    • Altitude: 3,445m
  • Day 05 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m), 5 to 6 hrs walking:

     From Namche, the trail contours around the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi. Now we have a glimpse of first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, the trail descends steeply to a bridge over the river Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga (3,250m).The village has an excellent place for lunch and we can take a short rest before making the steep climb to Tengboche. Although exhausting due to the zigzag path, the trek has numerous attractions like rhododendron bushes, beautiful birds chirping and superb mountain scenery making our trek exciting. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region. Overnight at guest house. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Tengboche
    • Altitude: 3,860m
  • Day 06 Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,260m), 5 to 6 hrs walking:

    We gradually descend through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily up to the village of Pangboche. This is directly opposite to Ama Dablam (6,856m), and has exceptional views of the mountain, with the Gompa, mani walls and scattered pine trees in the foreground. As we gradually ascend, we find thick forests. This part of the trail is full of thorny and juniper bushes. A further two and half hour’s walk brings us to Dingboche. Here we can see Sherpa people working hard in the agricultural farm. Overnight at guest house. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Dingboche
    • Altitude: 4,260m
  • Day 07 Rest at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion in and around the places:

    Here we can steeply climb up to Nakartsang Gompa for the rare outstanding view of Mount Makalu (8,463m.) along with Lhotse, Island Peak, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. The another option provided is a small side trip to Chhukung which takes about 2 and half hours to go up and 1 and half hours to come back to Dingboche. There are some of the lodges which serve you the delicious food items. Overnight at guest house. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Dingboche
    • Altitude: 4,260m
  • Day 08 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,900m), 6 to 7 hrs walking:

    The onward journey leads north for up to 50-minutes until we come to a mani-prayer Stupa and then takes a downward path to Pheriche village. Today's walk offers views of Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5,741m), Kongma-tse (5,820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After a two hours walk, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4,595m). Stop at Dugla, for lunch, before continuing for an hour up a steep hill to the top, where there are views of Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. After a short break, continue (1 to 2 hours) of trekking up to Lobuche, hidden and sheltered from the wind. Overnight at tea house.   

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Lobuche
    • Altitude: 4,900m
  • Day 09 Trek from Lobuche (4,900m) to Gorakshep (5,180m) and retrace back to Gorakshep:

    This takes about three and half hours. We take lunch at Gorakshep, take rest and if we feel fine, the participants can walk to Everest Base Camp (5,486m.). We will spend about 4 and half hours trek up to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep. The trek is on glacier and snow capped rocks. We can also see many small frozen lakes around the Everest Base Camp and return back to Gorakshep. Overnight at tea house. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Gorakshep and retrace back to Gorakshep
    • Altitude: 4,900m.,5,180m
  • Day 10 Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5,545m) and back to Pheriche (4,243m), 6 hrs walk:

    We accomplish an early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m) to enjoy the view of sunrise. From Kala Patthar we can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more. Pheriche is the place where we can make phone calls to any part of the world. We can see the mountain Yaks in Pheriche. Yaks are normally regarded as the porters in this area. The town of Pheriche is known as windy town. There we can see the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. There is located Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post and foreign volunteer doctors are to provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as local people. Overnight at tea house.  

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Kala Patthar and back to Pheriche
    • Altitude: 5,545m.,4,243m
  • Day 11 Trek from Pheriche to Phortse (3,750m), 4 to 5 hrs walking:

    The trail descends to Pangboche and now the trail starts turning up and down in every half an hour to Phortse. On the way there is an opportunity to see wild life in and around the area like mountain goat, musk deer and many species of Himalayan birds. There are village monasteries in Pangboche and Phortse rich in cultural heritage of Sherpa people. Along this, we see an old monastery in Pangboche which is believed to have been established during 16th century. The Pangboche village is known to have highest permanent settlement throughout the year. Overnight at tea house in Phortse. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Phortse
    • Altitude: (3,750m
  • Day 12 Trek from Phortse (3,750m) to Namche (3,445m), 5 to 6 hrs walking:

    The trail here descends for early twenty minutes and ascends up steeply for almost one hour to Mongla (4,000m). From this spot, we can see the panoramic view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Konde-Ri and Tawache peak. Now the trail descends and ascends frequently up to Khumjung. The Khumjung village is said to have the largest settlement of Khumbu region. There is well-equipped high school built by Edmund Hillary in 1960. Not limited to this, there is an old monastery where the skull of Yeti is believed to have preserved. The neighboring village of Khumjung is Khunde where a well equipped Hospital is built by Edmund Hillary in 1964. We continue descending to Namche Bazaar where we will spend our overnight at a cozy lodge.  

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Namche
    • Altitude: 3,750m.,3,445m
  • Day 13 Trek from Namche to Monjo then to Lukla (2,800m), 6 to 7 hrs walking:

    After breakfast we leave a beautiful town and follow the trail which really descends up to Monjo, we stop at Phakding to eat lunch. After lunch, we continue walking to Lukla crossing the Dudh Koshi river over suspension bridges. Overnight at guest house in Lukla.  

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Monjo then to Lukla
    • Altitude: 2,800m
  • Day 14 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, 35 minutes flight:
    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Lukla to Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1,350m
  • Day 15 Final departure:

    After breakfast, we will drop you to international airport for your flight back to home. We wish you have a safe and sound flight and see you again in the future.