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KALA PATTHAR TREKKING,Mt. EVEREST BASE CAMP

Kala patthar summit

Kala patthar summit

“Kala patthar summit – walking beneath world’s highest mountains with amazing views ”

Kala patthar summit Trekking & Mt. Everest Base Camp, an overwhelming and fantastic adventure with Visit View Nepal treks, where our expert guides will lead you with wonders of high country of Everest and Khumbu areas. Mt. Everest is also known as Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolungma in Sherpa / Tibetan language both means ‘Great Mother’ always been the abode of God and Goddess and natural spirits. Mt. Everest Base Camp & Kala patthar summit Trekking located on the high Khumbu valley of Everest region which is north east from Kathmandu with a mere distance of 35 minutes flights to its nearest airstrip at Lukla.

Kala patthar summit Trekking with Mt. Everest Base Camp, protected by Sagarmatha National Park listed as world heritage sites includes beautiful alpine forest of rhododendron-oaks-pines-magnolia, juniper and birch tree lines with many wild life around the rare snow-leopard, mountain antelopes and beautiful birds Danphe (Impeyan Pheasant) national bird of Nepal with many various animals and bird-life. Our Mt. Everest Base Camp & Kala patthar summit Trekking starts with scenic short flight to Lukla town, from here a moderate walk through Sherpa villages and farm lands of Phakding-Monjo to reach famous Namche Bazaar beside nice hotels and lodge with facilities of Cyber-Shops-Stores-Post Office-Banks and Saturday busy market. From Namche with rest and acclimatization days, then walking with tremendous views of Mt. Everest and other adjoining high peaks with a visit of Thyangboche Monastery and heading higher elevation to Everest base camp with awesome views of landscapes and mountains and standing close to massive Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers.

Concluding this memorable and enjoyable walk with a climb of Kalapathar the highest point of this adventure with mind-blowing panorama with Everest at its closest, the heading back to Lukla for sweeping flight back to Kathmandu, where Mt. Everest Base Camp & Kala patthar summit Trekking finally ends with grand services of Visit View Nepal Treks and its expert guides and staff.

Kala Patthar Summit

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs.

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.

Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m – 05hrs.

Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep 5,170 m and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m – 06 hrs.

Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m – 05 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Thyangboche – 05 hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Monjo 2,860m – 06 hrs.

Day 14: Trek to Lukla – 04 hrs.

Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

Day 16: In Kathmandu free day with sightseeing tour.

Day 17: International departure for home ward bound.

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via airlines.

On arrival at international airport, received by our Visit View Nepal staff with warm welcome and then escort to your hotels in the center of Kathmandu city. Time to get relaxed and refreshed after a long flight. Our company  welcome you with dinner in a nice Nepalese restaurant with folk culture programs.


Day 02: Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.

After breakfast our city guide will meet you for sightseeing tour at places of interest around Kathmandu valley. We will visit to  world heritage sites, temples, monasteries, old king’s palaces and return back to Hotel. Our guide will give short information about Everest trip and we will pack our rucksack with necessary equipment’s for our trek.


Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.

Morning flight to Lukla with mountain views including Everest. After reaching Lukla, we will take time for rest, then start first day trekking to Phakding village. Overnight at Phakding Village.


Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs.

Morning trek leads over Dudh Kosi River and then past interesting villages of Toc-Toc, Bhenkar and Monjo  which takes us  at Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate. We start our walk on riverbanks for few hours, on crossing last bridge with climb to famous Namche Bazaar where we can explore this small town with facilities of nice restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office, banks, and so on.


Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.

A right place for rest and acclimatization day before trek to higher country, here we will do short hike to Namche view point above at Sagarmatha National Park museum for super views of Everest, Amadablam and adjoining peaks. We will also visit the museum and can get information about Everest first climbers, native Sherpa culture and so on.


Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs.

From Namche walk leads on scenic path with downhill to Phunge-Tenga for lunch, then climb into rhododendron and pine forest with views of peaks. On reaching Thyangboche visit into monastery with panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande and majestic Amadablam.


Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.

Morning walk guides downhill and then cross over Imjatse River. We will walk along the bridge entering open exposed area where tree lines disappear for rhododendron bushes and short juniper. Trek uphill to Pangboche village at 3,900 meters.

Pangboche last permanent village to Dingboche and beyond, from here a short climb to Somara for lunch and continue with climb to Dingboche village for overnight stop.


Day 08: Acclimization and excursion at Dingboche

Another rest day for good acclimatization, a short hike to Nakarjung hills offers views of Mt. Makalu and other adjoining mountains.


Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.

Today our trail leads us to Thugla, along the way our walk continues with steep climb about an hour with beautiful views of  valley and mountains, where Khumbu glaciers melts turning into a river.

Here trail from Pheriche joins, after rest and lunch a steep climb for an hour to Thugla ridge top, where you can see many stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died climbing Mt. Everest, Lhotse and other high mountains.We will stop at Lobuche after an walk of an hour for overnight stay.


Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep 5,170 m and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m - 06 hrs.

Today our final adventure leads to Everest Base Camp, starting with moderate walk for few hour and then climb over glacier and moraine to Gorakshep located at the bottom of Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar hill and view point.

We will head towards to Everest Base Camp following the path nearly close to Khumbu glacier. We  can enjoy the views of Kuhmbu Ice Fall and glaciers from base camp. After capturing a picture for memory, walk back to Goarkshep for overnight stop.


Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m - 05 hrs.

We start our trip  at early morning, climb on top to Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, maximum altitude of our trek with panorama of mt. Everest at close distance. After a great time come down back to Gorakshep, here we will do our breakfast and continue trek to Pheriche with downhill for overnight stop.


Day 12: Trek to Thyangboche - 05 hrs.

As we all know, our return journey offers us in dropping heights every few hours with few short ups to Pangboche and then after the bridge two hours climb to Thyangboche for overnight stop.


Day 13: Trek to Monjo 2,860m - 06 hrs.

After we spend our time in high altitude, we will descend to Imjatse River with climb for an hour to Sanasa. We will walk with few short up and downs to Namche Bazaar, after a nice stop, downhill walk to Monjo for overnight stop.


Day 14: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.

Morning walk leads back to Lukla with final climb of this adventure, and then on reaching Lukla celebrate our last day in Everest area with our official members and local people.


Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

From Lukla an early morning flight to Kathmandu, with  domestic airlines. Our guide and staff transfer you back to your hotels.


Day 16: In Kathmandu free day with sightseeing tour.

Today we have allowed a spare as reserve day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay or cancellation due to unfavorable bad weather which happens sometimes, as Himalayan weather are unpredictable but do not worry we will all we can within our control. If all goes well this day can be used with optional tour around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur cities or just relax and enjoy short walk around the street of Thamel area.


Day 17: International departure for home ward bound.

Your last day in this amazing country Nepal full of adventure and various rich cultures, after a wonderful Mt. Everest & Kalapathar trekking with excellent guidance of Visit View Nepal, as per your flight time our staff transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for final departure to your home countries or to other respective destination.


What are included ?

  • Airport pick up & Transfer to hotel.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis (Tourist Standard Hotel to Five Star deluxe Hotel in Kathmandu as you prefer).
  • Government  license holder Trekking Guide.
  • Cook, Kitchen staff, Sherpa and Porters for carrying your rucksack during trekking.
  • Hot and cold drinks. (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, and juice).
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS).
  • Everest Conservation Area Fee.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion &  if you wants to use your own material you are free to bring them).
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with private vehicle as mentioned  in itinerary.
  • Accommodation, fare, meal, equipment’s  and salary & Insurance for trekking guide and porters.
  • Government Tax.
  • Airport drop.

 

What are not included ?

  • Nepal Visa fee & Entrancee fees during kathmandu Tour.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water.)
  • Bar bills (alcoholic drinks,  mineral water, cigarettes, client’s personal insurance and any kind of unforeseen and personal expenses.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Tips for guides and porters.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.

Important documents and items

  1. Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  2. Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  3. Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  4. Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.
  5. Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).

General

  1. 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be  returned after the trek).
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag  & suitcase (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trek).
  3. Daypack
  4. Down Jacket (Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek).

Upper Body – Head / Eyes  / Ears

  1. Shade hat or baseball cap – to keep the sun off your ears and neck.
  2. Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover  your ears.
  3. Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
  4. Glacier glasses, Headlamp
  5. Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric)  shell jacket.
  6. Down vest and/or  jacket*.
  7. A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth   if you feel you will need it (optional).

Hand

  1. 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
  2. 1 pair warm gloves
  3. Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn’t be necessary on the trek.
  4. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).

Core Body

  1. T-shirts (2).
  2. Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
  3. Fleece jacket or pullover.
  4. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
  5. 2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!
  6. Long shirts (2)

Lower Body – Feet

  1. 2 pairs nylon hiking shorts – Quick drying type, not cotton!
  2. Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
  3. 1 pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and  bottom  preferable.
  4. 2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  5. 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom – this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
  6. 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
  7. All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

Feet

  1. 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks.
  2. 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  3. 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”).
  4. 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  5. Cotton socks (optional).
  6. Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well.)

  1. Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  2. Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  3. 1 skin-blister repair kit
  4. Anti-diarrhea pills
  5. Anti-headache pills
  6. Cough and/or cold medicine
  7. Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  8. Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  9. Water purification tablets or water filter
  10. 1 set of earplugs
  11. Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

 Miscellaneous

  1. Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  2. Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
  3. Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its’ effectiveness over time.
  4. Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
  5. Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
  6. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
  7. 2 bandanas.

Extras/Luxuries

  1. Reading book
  2. Trail map/guide book
  3. Journal and pen
  4. iPod
  5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  6. 1 modest swim suit
  7. Binoculars (optional)
  8. Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  9. Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  10. Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow