Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar Trek
The Everest or Khumbu region is one of the most beautiful hikes in the Himalayas.
- Duration 16 Days
- Difficulty Level Medium
- Includes Equipment, Drinks, Accommodations, Food
Everest: the Everest or Khumbu region is one of the most beautiful hikes in the Himalayas. It is the land of the Sherpas surrounded by many peaks over 8000m, such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Cho-oyu, etc. This culturally rich region Sherpa, Buddhist, Tibetan etc … It also offers mountaineering enthusiasts breathtaking panoramas. Some peaks such as “Pike Peak” offer exceptional views of the nearby 8000m peaks.
The snow-capped peaks silently watch over the multitude of Sherpa villages that stretch along trekking trails, such as those at Everest Base Camp at Khumjung or Thame. In many villages like Khumjung or Tyangboche, one will meet Buddhist monasteries very influenced by the Sherpa tradition which venerates Padmasambhava, who was the first to introduce Buddhism in Tibet and in all the Himalayas.
Whether below 4000m or above 5000m, there will be wonder and adventure at every step!
|>> Trek to iconic Everest Base camp (5360m)with Shree Adventure Club teams|
|>> Climb KalaPattar(5545m)|
|>> Experience the warmth and hospitality of Sherpa people.|
|>> Breathtaking Fly to Lukla|
|>> Views of world Highest Mountains, Everest, cho-oyu,Makalu,Lhotse,Amadablam etc|
You will meet & greeted by our representative Shree Adventure Club, transferred to our hotel in Kathmandu. Depending on our arrival times, free time to rest or make our final preparations before the trek. At the end of the day, general briefing on the trip and welcome dinner with the guide and all the participants. Night at hotel. Free lunch.
From Kathmandu leave at 3 a.m. very early in the morning from the hotel by private bus and drive approximately 4 hours. And arrive at Ramechap airport. And flight to Lukla. Lukla offers a panoramic view of the eastern part of the Himalayas; Langtang, Gauri, Shanker, Numbur, Manglungtse, and finally Everest appear during this 20-minute flight. In Lukla, the Sherpas are waiting for us with the equipment. The trek begins with a short descent to the Dudh Kosi valley. From the village of Chaunrikarka, the path heads north through the Sherpa villages where wheat, potatoes, corn and vegetables are grown. We cross the Dudh Kosi on a wooden suspension bridge.
This day begins with a walk along the Dudh Kosi. The path climbs gently. Several times, we cross the river, pass the village of Jorsale and then start a steep climb to Namche Bazar. Half an hour later we can see Everest. We arrive in Namche early enough to discover this famous Sherpa village and its people. This former place of commerce has become a real city thanks to the revenue from tourism and in particular to expeditions to Everest.
Acclimatization day. In order to promote the adaptation of your body with the lack of ambient oxygen, we leave for a half-day of quiet walking on the heights of Namche Bazar. We visit the village of Khumjung (3780 m), with mountain pastures landscapes and the first views of the Haut-Khumbu Mountains: Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and even Everest! We then visit the village monastery, a pretty monastery known to exhibit a “yeti scalp” … Return to Namche and end of the day at leisure.
We climb above Namche Bazar on a gently sloping mountain side trail to Mong Pass, overlooking Ama Dablan and Kangtega, two of Nepal’s most spectacular peaks. We then descend to Phortse Tenga at 3600 m at the edge of the Milky River (Dudu khosi) and climb slightly up to the village of Phortse (3810 m). This day allows us to perfect our acclimatization to the altitude.
Beyond Phortse, the altitude begins to really make itself felt: we are at the gates of Haut Khumbu! The track runs along the northern slope of the Imja Khola valley, before arriving at Pangboche, a Sherpa village dominated by the sublime Ama Dablam. Visit of its 17th century monastery, the oldest in the region, which offers a majestic view of the surrounding mountains. In front of us, the characteristic summit of Ama Dablam dominates the horizon. We go up the course of the river and pass the villages of Shomare and Orsho, before arriving at the confluence between the Imja and the torrent from the Khumbu glacier. Free, afternoon to explore the surroundings of Dingboche, the largest village in the region.
We pass a series of superb peaks over 6000 meters (Tabuche, Cholatse) which overlook the hamlet of Pheriche, which we pass on the way down. We change the slope once we arrive at the foot of the Thokla pass (4830 m), before starting a steep climb in the moraines of the Khumbu glacier. After the pass, the path easily reaches Lobuche, at 4930 meters. We slowly go up the left bank of the Khumbu valley towards Lobuche Peak.
We are now passing the 5,000 meter mark! We follow the moraine on a relatively easy path, while slow walking is now the only alternative facing the high altitude of the place. Past Gorakshep, the path continues its short course up to 5300 meters, where the legendary Everest base camp is located! After enjoying the very special atmosphere that reigns in these places, we retrace our steps to Gorakshep, where we sleep this
The biggest day of walking of the trip! Wake up early in the morning to climb Kala Pattar, the “hill” overlooking Gorak Shep. The trail is steep but without difficulty, while the altitude makes it necessary to walk very slowly … A certain effort which is well deserved when we arrive at the summit: before our eyes, one of the most famous mountain panoramas in the world , with the most beautiful view on the top of Sagarmatha, the queen of all mountains! After this memorable moment, it is now time to descend to more lenient altitudes: we descend to Gorak Shep, Lobuche, and then we take the valley-bottom path which allows us to reach Pheriche, at an altitude of 4240 meters.
Long day of walking: we descend the great valley of Imja khola with Ama Dablam as a backdrop. Past Pangboche, we cross the river and climb the pass on which Tengboche is located, famous for its Buddhist monastery, the most important in the region.
We now descend into the Dudh Koshi valley, and then go up the path on the right bank which leads to Namche Bazaar.
Descent of the Dudh Khosi valley by the same path. We go through Phakding again, and then go back to Lukla, the end of the trek.
Early Morning Fly to Ramechap and drive to Kathmandu in Private bus.