Everest Base Camp Kala Patthar Trek

Daily Tour 15 days
Hanoi, Vietnam Nepal

The trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp & Kala Pathar continues to be one of our most rewarding journeys.

You will have a day to explore the exotic city of Kathmandu before flying into the remote mountain town of Lukla (2800m) to begin our trek into the Khumbu region of the Himalayas. The views of the Himalayan Mountains from Lukla on a clear day are breathtaking.

We follow an ancient route that will take us through tiny villages, across high mountain passes, and through remote valleys, villages, and monasteries. The views grow even more spectacular as we venture up the Dudh Koshi River to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region at 3440m. We will spend a night next to the Thyangboche monastery 3867m, where you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Mt.Everest, and Lhotse and many more.

Daily Tour 15 días
Hanoi, Vietnam Nepal

Everest Kala Pathar Trek es uno de los más populares trek de Nepal. Este se inicia con una exploración a la exótica ciudad de Katmandú antes de volar al remoto pueblo de montaña de Lukla a 2.800 metros de altura, donde se inicia el trek en la región del Khumbo en los Himalayas.
El trek sigue una ruta ancestral atravesando pequeñas aldeas, pasos de montaña, remotos valles y enigmáticos monasterios. Las vistas se van haciendo más facinantes en la medida que se acerca Namche Bazaar la puerta de entrada a la región del Khumbu. El camino seguirá los próximos días con excelentes vistas de montañas y hermosos monasterios, destacando el monasterio de Thyangboche, desde donde además se pueden tener excelentes vistas del Ama Dablam, Everest y Lhotse, antes de llegar al campamento base del Everest y al Kala Pathar.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will transfer to your hotel, We will brief about your trip activities. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel B/B.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Sightseeing in Some of landmarks that are the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items and preparation for the next day.
Overnight at Hotel B/B.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla (2,800m) – Phakding (2,652 m) 35 min flight; 3 – hours trek
Early morning after breakfast, we get transferred to domestic airport and fly to Lukla. After an adventurous 40 minutes flight above breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. At the airport, we meet our other crew members. We get time to stroll around while the guide divides and manages baggage to be carried by porters. We start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities, take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight in lodge on full board.

Day 04: Phakding -Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) 5 – 6 hrs
Trek starts in the morning after breakfast. The walk today is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill with multiple crossings over Dudh Koshi River and magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m/21,675ft) from the Benkar village. Cross some more bridges and reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, where our trekking permits are checked in order to keep record of trekkers and local trekking staffs as well. A descend and a gradual walk brings us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable through the river bed and we reach Hillary Suspension Bridge. Now, as we climb up hill towards Namche Bazzar, closer and magnificent sight of Kwangde Peak, its sister peaks, Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other fabulous mountains are viewed closer, we stop at the Chautara here to admire the view. Finally, we reach the colorful village of Namche Bazzar, the main gateway of Khumbu region. Overnight in lodge on full board.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
This is first scheduled ‘acclimatization’ day for this trek. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or carry out relaxed exploration of Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Visit the Tourist Visitor Center near the Sagarmatha National Park headquarters and observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. We also take an interesting side trip up to Khumjung and climb up to famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. The Khumjung valley surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak of Khumbila hosts a well known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. Visit Hillary School which is at the same site. After having lunch and spending some time in Khumjung, walk back down to Namche Bazzar. Overnight in lodge on full board.

Day 06: Namche to Tengboche Monastery or Deboche (3,700m- 5/6 Hours
From Namche, the well-worn Everest trail contours around the side of the valley high above the Dudh Kosi. As we follow the path, we will get even better views of the great peaks of the Khumbu: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, we will cross the Dudh Kosi River and make a steep climb to Thyangboche, home of the famous and recently rebuilt monastery. We have plenty of time to look around Thengboche, the monastery and have a cake at the bakery before dropping down to the river and the village of Deboche (3,700m/12,135ft) a little further along the trail, where we will stay in a relaxing lodge. Overnight at Lodge on full board.

Day 07: Tengboche trek to Dingboche (4320m), 4/5 hrs
Descend form Tengboche and again cross the Imja Khola, then side-hill gradually to Pangboche, an interesting gompa site above the main village. The trekkers are in the midst of the Himalayas here with spectacular views all around. For acclimatization, there is a need to spend two nights around the 1400’/4268m level and Dingboche lying in a shelter spot above the Imja Khola is generally more attractive than Pheriche. It is however of note that the Himalayan Rescue Association have their aid post at Pheriche. Overnight in lodge on full board.

Day 08: Dingboche (4,410m) to Lobuche (4,910m)4/5 hrs
The trek will be an interesting one today as we will be able to see the stupendous mountain views nearly the whole trek. The trail leads us to a short uphill near a ridge of a top shrine following the wide valley. Then we’ll be crossing a glacial moraine and a small collection of lodges. The trek becomes higher and we start seeing a better view of the peaks as the elevation slowly increases while reaching “Thukla”- Partial view of Lobuche from the trail leads to wonder of dreams. On the way, there are memorial statues of the climbers who passed away in this region and it is absolutely awed gazing. The hike to Lobuche is very enjoyable. Overnight in lodge on full board.

Day 09: Lobuche (4,910m) to Everest Base Camp(5,364m)& back to Gorak shep (5,185m) 5 hrs
Today we will begin our very early morning trek heading to the Everest Base Camp! We will be trekking through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We will arrive at Gorak Shep(lodges settlement ends here), where we can see snow-capped mountains looming all around us. Further continuing our exciting journey to the base camp, we’ll see the Army Mountaineers Memorials. After much effort of trekking, we will finally reach the Everest Base Camp. This is the closest we will ever be to the highest mountain in the world where you’ll leave your footprints over the highest peaks of the world which will definitely be a lifetime memorial experience. With a rush of pride in our body, we will appreciate our efforts and dedication to reach here. Spending some time here as we’ll click pictures and enjoy the view. We will also see the deepest glacier in the world; Khumbu Glacier. With much satisfaction, we’ll head back to Gorak Shep for the evening. Overnight in lodge on full board.

Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar(5,555m) viewpoint, trek to Gorak Shep to Lobuche (4,910m) 3 hrs
Today is definitely the climax of the trip. We will be hiking to Kala Patthar at dawn very early morning to view the sunrise on Mt. Everest and other peaks. Kala Patthar is a famous viewpoint, gives us a splendid panoramic view of Mt. Everest and other peaks. There will be prayer flags hung along the way as we climb the rocky trails. After spending a while in the viewpoint, we’ll back to Gorak Shep for breakfast and after breakfast we trek to Lobuche. we. will get Lobuche by the lunch time after lunch You’ll have rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in lodge on full board.

Day 11:  Lobuche – Kongma La (5,535 m) – Chhukung (4,730 m):  7 to 8  hrs
After Breakfast  we pass through Khumbu Glacier. Climbing up we reach Kongma La. There is a Pyramid shaped Italian Research Center at just over 5,000 m. We enjoy the views of the wide basin dotted with frozen lakes. Again we enjoy the marvellous views of Cholatse, Pokalde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu and Ama Dablam. Then we turn and walk through the stony trail. While descending down the Niyang Khola valley, we enjoy the great views of Amphu Lapcha Pass and Island Peak. Trekking further we get to Chukkung. Overnight at Chhukung on full board

Day 12:  Chhukung to Tengboche(3860 m) 5 – hrs
Chhukung is also the starting point for the Island Peak Climbing. Now we are getting closer to the Himalayan civilization of the Khumbu Region. The Imja Khola joins the Dudh Koshi River a little above the Pangboche Village. There is a famous old monastery at Pangboche . From Pangboche, we descend down the alpine desert and back into greenery of pine forests. The path leads to a steep uphill climb into Tengboche. We pay our visit to the famous Tengboche Monastery. Overnight at  Tengboche on full board

Day 13:  Tengboche to Namche (3,440m) 5 hours. 
We take a nice descend walk through forest till to the riverside, across the river and take a walk up towards a big hill for 2 hours and will have a nice pleasant walk till to Namche. This is same way as we used before.Overnight at Namche on full board.

Day 14: Namche to Lukla(2,800m) 6/7 hours
Today the trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues on an easy natural walk to Phakding.After a linch, trail will lead you back to Lukla. On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax, stretch those sore legs and celebrate the completion of your trek. Reconfirm your flight ticket.
Overnight at lodge on full board.

Day 15:  Lukla – Kathmandu(1,350m)
After an early morning flight to Kathmandu, you’ll head to your hotel. Today is a well-earned day to put your weary feet and gratefully rediscover all of civilization’s perks. You could catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights missed during your first day in Kathmandu.
Overnight at Hotel B/B.

Day 16:  Kathmandu
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will take you for Farewell dinner.
Overnight at Hotel B/B.

Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu
Matterhorn treks & Expedition will transferred to the International Airport your departure flight to your onwards destination

Día 1: Arribo a Katmandú (1.300 mts)
Llegada al Aeropuerto Internacional Tribhuvan de Katmandú donde un representante de Matterhorn le llevará a su hotel. En este lugar se hará una breve descripción sobre su viaje. El resto del día es libre.
Alojamiento en Katmandú

Día 2: Katmandú y preparación
Visita a algunos de los principales atractivos que forman parte de los Sitios Patrimonio de la Humanidad de Katmandú como son: Dubar Square, el templo sagrado hinduista de Pashupati Nath, el famoso Monkey Temple (Swayambhu Nath) y el santuario budista de Bouddha Nath.
Alojamiento en Katmandú

Día 3: Katmandú – Lukla (2.800 mts) – Phakding (2.652 mts)
Temprano en la mañana y después de desayunar se dirigen al aeropuerto local para volar a Lukla. Después de 40 minutos de vuelo sobre verdes valles y blancas montañas se llega al aeródromo Tenzing-Hillary en Lukla. En este lugar se reúnen con el resto de los miembros de la expedición.
Se inicia el trek a través de la próspera aldea de Lukla hasta alcanzar Phakding después de una caminata de aproximadamente 3 horas.
Alojamiento en Pkhakding

Día 4: Pakhding – Namche Bazaar (3.440 mts)
El trek se inicia tras el desayuno. El camino hoy es agradable con algunos cortos ascensos y descensos con múltiples cruces al río Dudh Koshi y espectaculares vistas del monte Thamserku (6.608 mts) desde la villa de Benkar. Posteriormente se llega a la entrada del Parque Nacional Sagarmatha en la villa de Monjo, donde los permisos de trekking son revisados. Una caminata gradual y en descenso lleva a la villa de Jorsale la última villa antes de alcanzar Namche Bazzar, la principal entrada a la región del Khumbu.
Alojamiento en Namche Bazaar

Día 5: Día de aclimatación en Namche Bazaar
Los expertos en Salud siempre recomiendan mantenerse activo durante este día. Por ello se puede visitar la villa de Thame o de Khunde o bien realizar una visita en detalle a Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar es el principal centro de la región del Everest, contando con oficinas gubernamentales, Internet, restaurantes, cafés, panaderías y un colorido mercado cada Viernes por la tarde y Sábado.
También se puede tomar un interesante trek hasta a villa de Khumjung. El valle de Khumjung está rodeado por los picos nevados del Kongde y Thamserku y el pico sagrado del Khumbila. Además se puede visitar la Escuela Hillary. Tras el almuerzo y después de haber conocido Khumjung se vuelve a Namche Bazaar donde se pasa la noche.

Día 6: Namche Bazaar – Monasterio de Thyangboche
Desde Namche se toma el transitado sendero que va por el contorno del valle y arriba del rio Dudh Kosi. El sendero pasa por numerosas villas y múltiples lugares donde se puede tomar un té. Tras cruzar el rio Dudh Kosi y luego de ascender por una escarpada subida se llega a Thyangboche, hogar del famoso y recientemente reconstruido monasterio . En este lugar se contará con suficiente tiempo para visitar los alrededores y también el monasterio. El trek este día toma entre 5 y 6 horas.

Día 7: Thyangboche – Dingboche (4.320 mts)
Descendiendo desde Thyangboche hasta cruzar el rio Imja Khola continúa un gradual ascenso hasta Pangboche, una villa que posee una interesante Gompa y vistas de montaña cada vez más impresionantes.

Día 8: Dingboche – Lobuche

Día 9: Lobuche – Kala Pathar -Chukkung
Desde Lobuche se visita el Kala Pathar para tener vistas espectaculares del monte Everest

Día 10: Chukkung – Thyangboche

Día 11: Thyangboche – Namche Bazaar (3.440 mts)
El camino nos lleva por un descenso de 4 a 5 horas, en las cuáles se puede llegar a ver con suerte mucha vida salvaje, donde destacan la cabra de montaña, el leopardo de las nieves y el colorido faisán.
Alojamiento en Namche Bazaar

Día 12: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2.800)
El camino desciende abruptamente siguiendo la ruta ya conocida y que nos lleva de vuelta a Lukla para tomar el vuelo a Katmandú.
Alojamiento en Lukla.

Día 13: Vuelo de regreso a Katmandú
Vuelo usualmente fijado por la mañana para evitar condiciones climáticas desfavorables.
Alojamiento en Katmandú

Día 14: Katmandú
Día de relajo para explorar Thamel y realizar las últimas actividades. Por la tarde Matterhorn Treks & Expeditions ofrece una cena de despedida.
Alojamiento en Katmandú

Día 15: Partida desde Katmandú
Matterhorn Treks & Expeditions transporta cada pasajero al Aeropuerto Internacional para la toma de los respectivos vuelos que lo llevarán a su destinación.

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