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Everest Base Camp & Kalapathar
Everest Base Camp & Kalapathar
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Activity: Trekking, hiking, walking
Starting from: Lukla
Ending at: Lukla            
Grade:      Moderate/Strenuous
Highest access of the trek:  Kalapathar (5545m)
Culture:  Sherpa Buddhism
Himalayan sights:  Mt. Everest, Pumori, Kusum Kanguru, Lhotse flank, Thamserku, Kwangde, Island Peak etc.
Most attraction of the trek: Trek in the Everest region and touch the Mt. Everest.
Departures: March |April| May |September |October| November| December

Everest Base Camp & Kalapathar Trek starts with a spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, from where we take an interesting route to the heart of Shepa country. After Namche, the view are stunning, we take time to explore the region. En route are the Khumjung, Pangboche and Thyangboche and numerous Sherpa villages. Thyangboche Ridge (3875m) is said to be the most beautiful place on earth. As early morning ascend of Kala Pathar (5545m) offers you a spectacular view of Pumori (7145m) Everest (8848m). Lhotse (8511m) and Nuptse (7889m) and wild beauty of the Khumbu region. Return is via Pangboche and Phortse villages which lies high above the junction of the Dudh Koshi and Imja khola.

Day

Program

1

Arrive Kathmandu, meet our representative & transfer to hotel.

2

Fly to Lukla (2,880m) & trek to Phakding (2,610m).

3

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,445m).

4

Acclimatization day. Acclimatization day. Optional walk upto Kunde and Khumjung.

5

Trek to Tyangboche

6

Trek via Pangboche to Dingboche.

7

Rest day at Dingboche.      

8

Trek towards the upper Imja valley towards Chhukung. Return to Dingboche.

09

Trek via Thuklah to Lobuche.

10

Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300m) and return camp to Gorakshep.

11

Ascent of Kalapathar in the morning and return to Pheriche (4,270m).

12

Trek via Pangboche, Deuche to Tyangboche (3,867m).

13

Trek to Monju (2800m) via Namche Bazaar.

14

Trek to Lukla (2880m).

15

Fly Lukla/Kathmandu, meet our representative & transfer to hotel.

16

At leisure in Kathmandu.

17

Transfer to airport for onward international journey.

 

TRIP EXTENSION IDEAS
While in Nepal there are various interesting and exciting options to pursue either before or after your trek or tour.

Everest Mountain Flight-After trekking in the region why not take the opportunity for a close-up view of the world's highest and most famous mountain from the air! The flight lasts about an hour and takes you from the Kathmandu valley, over the Khumbu region and culminates with the unforgettable view of Everest herself.

Exciting option of Rafting & Chitwan National park–One of the oldest and popular National Park in Nepal and in whole Asia, one can find more than 43 species of mammals in the park. The park is especially renowned for the endangered one-horned Rhinoceros, the Royal Bengal Tiger and the fresh water Gharial Crocodile along with many other common species mammals, reptiles and over 450 species of birds. You can take an extension trip from 2 to 4 days.

Bungy Jumping-Imaging a bridge over a 160m from tropical gorge with the Bhote Koshi, one of the world’s wildest rivers raging below…Now Jump.

This may be the most spectacular Bungy Jump on the planet. This remarkable 500ft. (160m) drop into the Bhote Koshi River gorge on the Nepal / Tibet border is the longest free fall in the world.

A drive of 3 hours (100km) from Kathmandu to within 12 km of the Tibet border to reach the Ultimate Bungy Jump spot. The unlimited Bungy Jump takes place on a 166m wide steel suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi River, altitude about 3600ft.

Nagarkot- The ridge (2174 m) offers possibly the best display of the Himalaya including if you are lucky, a glimpse of a dark shape in the back that is Everest - while remaining in the proximity of the valley. Sunrise view from here is truly magnificent.

Dhulikhel- The small quiet town, known for its traditional crafts, lies 30 km east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 1470 m. Climb a little to see the mountains, from Cho Oyu in the east to Himalchuli in the west. It is a small Newari town where ancient cultures are still religiously maintained. It’s easy access, stunning sunsets and the many side treks make it a popular destination.

Please Note: If you want to extend your stay in Nepal it is essential we are informed as soon as possible after your booking.

Trekking Gear list
Suggested Trekking Gear List for
Everest Base Camp Trek:
•    1 Sleeping Bag rated -15° -25°
•    1 Woolen warm hat
•    1 Good sun hat
•    Neck gaiter
•    Suns creams
•    Lips creams
•    1 pair of flee heavy wool mitts.
•    1 pair of fleece/ wind stopper glove
•    1 Fleece jacket
•    4 T-shirts
•    2 Cotton pants or trekking pants
•    1 Pile jacket
•    1 wind proof jacket (Goretex)
•    3-4 pieces of regular lightweight underwear.
•    2 Long underwear
•    2 Long-sleeved shirts
•    1 light Down Jacket
•    1 Light hiking good quality probably waterproof boots or trekking shoes
•    1 pair of sandle or Sport shoes or low top shoes.
•    3 pair of socks.
•    Some lightweight socks
•    1 pair of Ski or trekking poles (Optional)
•    Camera gear
•    1 Water bottle
•    Sun glasses
•    1 Daypack (34 liter)
•    Compressions stuff sacks
•    2 Trash Compactor bags
•    1 Headlamp with spare batteries and bulbs.
•    1 Swiss Army knife. Simple medium sized.
•    1 Large duffle bags with lock

Heath Consideration / Medicine
Though our Sherpa Guide/Leader will carry a comprehensive medical kit for purpose of using (especially for staffs)  during the
Everest Base Camp Trekperiod, you should carry your personal medication as prescribed by your doctor. Or a Personal Medical Kit as: Diamox 250mg, Antibiotics, anti-fungal skin application, Allergy Inflammation & Itch, Antiseptic, Disinfectant for water, Diarrheal, Antibiotic drops or ointment for eye and ear, Indigestion, Nausea and Vomitting,, Painkillers, Oral Rehydration Solution, Dressing and Would Cares.

At an Emergency
We are prepared for any emergency situation during your trip anywhere in Nepal. Our Trek guide / Sirdar is trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that are associated with this trek, but when a serious emergency occurs, then outside help is needed and such rescues are expensive therefore every trek member should have his or her own insurance arranged before coming to Nepal through a reliable insurance company right from the home country covering against Search & Rescue evacuation, hospitalization, loss and theft of goods, life insurance etc…We ask each member’s Insurance policy reference before leaving for trek from Kathmandu. All our staffs, guides and porters are well insured.  

Immunization    
At least six weeks before the departure for
Everest Base Camp Trek you will need to consult your doctor to work out an immunization schedules relevant to the Himalayas. You should normally be immunized against Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A, Cholera, though you must also contact your doctor for necessary immunization details.

Dental Checks
It is most important that you have a through dental examination before commencing the
Everest Base Camp Trek and have any necessary treatment carried out. Dental treatment on the mountain is likely to be drastic and traumatic!

More detailed information regarding Everest Base Camp Trek gear list and other information will be provided upon confirmation of the trip.

HAVE A PLEASANT TREKKING IN THE HIMALAYAS!!!

Day 1:    Arrive Kathmandu, meet our representative & transfer to hotel.
Day 2:    Fly to Lukla (2,880m) & trek to Phakding (2,610m).
Day 3:    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,445m).
Day 4:    Acclimatization day. Acclimatization day. Optional walk upto Kunde and Khumjung.
Day 5:    Trek to Tyangboche
Day 6:    Trek via Pangboche to Dingboche.
Day 7:    Rest day at Dingboche.       
Day 8:    Trek towards the upper Imja valley towards Chhukung. Return to Dingboche.
Day 9:    Trek via Thuklah to Lobuche.
Day 10:    Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300m) and return camp to Gorakshep.
Day 11:    Ascent of Kalapathar in the morning and return to Pheriche (4,270m).
Day 12:    Trek via Pangboche, Deuche to Tyangboche (3,867m).
Day 13:    Trek to Monju (2800m) via Namche Bazaar.
Day 14:    Trek to Lukla (2880m).
Day 15:    Fly Lukla/Kathmandu, meet our representative & transfer to hotel.
Day 16:    At leisure in Kathmandu.
Day 17:    Transfer to airport for onward international journey.

Cost Includes

•    Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing bed & breakfast basis,
•    Internal flight tickets,
•    All necessary permits,
•    Professional Sherpa Guide (Sirdar) backed by full crew staffs & porters,
•    Daily wages, insurance, cloth, food, shelter of staffs and porters,
•    Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during entire trip,
•    Transport of all food supply & equipments from the trip starting point to the ending point as per itinerary,
•    Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
•    First Aid Medical Kit (only for staffs),
•    Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements,


Cost Excludes

•    Air travel to/from Nepal,
•    Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu,
•    Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
•    Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations,
•    Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.

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