Everest Kala Patthar Trek
Overview The Everest Kala Patthar Trek is a mesmerizing journey that takes adventurers to the heart of the Himalayas, offering breathtaking views of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. This trek is also a shorter and more accessible alternative to the full Everest Base Camp trek, yet it remains an incredibly rewarding experience for nature lovers and trekkers alike. The adventure typically begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small mountain town nestled amidst the towering peaks. From Lukla, trekkers also start their trek, passing through picturesque Sherpa villages, terraced fields, and lush rhododendron forests. The warm hospitality…
The Everest Kala Patthar Trek is a mesmerizing journey that takes adventurers to the heart of the Himalayas, offering breathtaking views of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. This trek is also a shorter and more accessible alternative to the full Everest Base Camp trek, yet it remains an incredibly rewarding experience for nature lovers and trekkers alike.
The adventure typically begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small mountain town nestled amidst the towering peaks. From Lukla, trekkers also start their trek, passing through picturesque Sherpa villages, terraced fields, and lush rhododendron forests. The warm hospitality of the Sherpa people, their unique culture, and the colorful prayer flags along the trail add to the cultural richness of the journey.
As the trek progresses, the landscape transforms, with the trail winding through high-altitude regions and challenging terrains. Trekkers cross suspension bridges over gushing rivers, ascend steep inclines, and navigate rocky paths. The excitement also builds as they reach the renowned Namche Bazaar, a vibrant trading hub in the Khumbu region, where trekkers can immerse themselves in local markets and cuisine.
The trek continues through Tengboche Monastery, a significant spiritual site, offering stunning panoramas of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Each day also brings new vistas of snow-capped peaks and glacial valleys, leaving trekkers awe-inspired by the natural beauty surrounding them.
The pinnacle of the trek awaits at Kala Patthar, a vantage point renowned for its unparalleled views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, and other Himalayan giants. Trekkers are rewarded with a surreal sunrise over Everest, painting the sky with hues of pink and gold. The sense of achievement is overwhelming as the world’s highest mountain stands tall before their eyes.
Conclusion and Summary
With memories to last a lifetime, trekkers descend back to Lukla and return to Kathmandu, cherishing the experiences of the Everest Kala Patthar Trek. This trek not only offers a physical challenge but also provides a unique opportunity to connect with nature and witness the majesty of the Himalayas up close. It’s an unforgettable journey that leaves trekkers with a deep appreciation for the mountains and the people who call this remarkable region their home.
- Trek to the foot of breathtaking Everest, the world’s highest mountain.
- Set out on challenging hikes to Kala Pattar (18,192′), Nangkartshang Peak (16,672′). and Everest Base Camp (17,590′).
- Explore Sherpa villages and the ancient Thami and Tengboche monasteries.
- Visit a school established by Sir Edmund Hillary in the mountain village of Khumjung.
Upon arrival at the airport, you would be received by our representative and then transfer to hotel.
We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886 m.). Upon arrival at Lukla, we would be refreshed in one of the hotels and then start our trek to Phakding (2640 m.). We trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in a stone throwing distance on the opposite bank. In the late afternoon, we reach Phakding.
Having breakfast at Phakding, we commence our trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.).The trail goes along the right bank of Dudh Koshi. Thamserku is standing majestically skyward on the opposite bank. We then reach Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park Service where a park entrance fee is to be deposited. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks Dudh Koshit to the right Bhote Koshi to the left. Now we begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848 m) and Lhotse (8516 m.).Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440 m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
We take rest at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization. It is considered as an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards Tyangboche. We go up to Khhumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community. We enjoy the splendid view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on from here. While returning to Namche, we would visit Museum just above the town that exhibits Sherpa culture.
Taking breakfast at Namche Bazaar, we would be heading towards Tyangboche (3867 m.). The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. In this section too, we would have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6812 m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855 m) and Tawoche (6501 m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tyangboche. Tyangboche offers a good view of sun rise and sun set at Everest and Ama Dablam.
We trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.). Leaving Tyangboche at the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Deboche. Crossing a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, we head towards Minlinggo and inter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse. We finally come to Dingboche.
Today too, we acclimatize at Dingboche (4260 m.) to be familiar with the local climate. Having breakfast at the teahouse, we go around the village and in the afternoon, we even hike up to Chhukum. It also provides majestic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. In the late afternoon, we come back to Dingboche and take rest.
We gradually ascend up to the Chhukung (4730 m.) from Dingboche(4350m.). En route, one can view summer huts made especially for keeping livestock in summer season.
It is our turn to trek from Chhukung to Chhukung Ri (5546m.) and then to Lobuche (4930m.) via Dongla (4620m.). From Chhukung Ri, one can have a panoramic view of Mt. Nuptse (7896 m.), Mt.Lhotse (8511m.), Baruntse peak (6800m.),Ama Dablam peak (6856m.),Thamserku peak (6608 m.), Konde peak(6187 m.), Tawoche peak(6542m.), Cholotse peak (6441m.) and many more. After viewing the himalayas, we trek to Lobuche via Dongla.
Trek from Lobuche (4900m.) to Gorakshep (5180m.). We will have our lunch at Gorakshep and walk to Everest Base Camp (5486m.). We will spend some hours in the Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep. We trek on glacier and snow capped rocks. We would also see many small frozen lakes around the Everest Base Camp.
Today we trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545 m.) and then to Pheriche (4243 m.) We climb Kala Patthar (5545m.) in the morning to enjoy the view of sunrise. Besides, we would also have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more. There is telephone service at Pheriche from where one can make telephonic conversations to any part of the world. The town of Pheriche is known as windy town as the flow of wind is high at all times. Pheriche is also popular due to the establishment of Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post where foreign volunteer doctors provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as local people.
Now we trek from Pheriche to Phortse (3750m.). On the way, one can have a look at wild animals like mountain goat, musk deer and many species of himalayan birds. There are monasteries as well at Pangboche and Phortse which were believed to have been constructed during the 16th century. The Pangboche village has also gained its popularity for highest settlement on earth.
We trek from Phortse (3750 m.) to Khumjung (3790 m.).The trail here descends for early twenty minutes and ascends up steeply for almost one hour to Mongla (4000 m.). From this spot, you 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 be the largest settlement of Khumbu region. There is well-equipped high school built by Edmund Hillary in 1960. Besides, there is an old monastery where the skull of Yeti is believed to have been preserved.
It is our turn to trek from Khumjung to Thame (3800 m.). At Thame, one can visit many ancient monasteries. One can experience the real Sherpa culture at Thame.
Today we trek from Thame to Monjo (2835 m.). While trekking from Thame to Monjo we come across Sherpa settlements and interact with the friendly Sherpa people. Upon arrival at Monjo, we get into one of the best lodges of the area.
We board our early flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. Upon arrival at TIA, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, we would go for shopping. Farewell dinner would be served in Bhojan Griha, a typical Nepali hotel.
Back home destination.
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast) & Other Destination Based on Trekking Area.
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Fare well dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Trekking Duffle Bag
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Kalapathar reaches an elevation of 5,545m and takes around 4 – 5 hours to reach the summit from Gorak Shep. Kalapathar in Nepali dialects means “black rock” which is exactly what it is. The authority gives you a spare chance to hike both Everest Base Camp and the admirable 360-degree viewpoint of Kalapathar (5545m) for enduring views of mighty Mt Everest on the adjoining Himalayas of Everest region. The Everest base camp Kalapathar expedition starts with a breathtaking delightful trip to Lukla and a declining trip to Dudh Koshi (Milk River). The Everest Kalapathar package gives you a breathtaking view of the mountain arena that includes the viewpoint of Kalapathar (5545m). From there you take meandering snaps of more than 30 mountains along with Mt. Everest, Everest base camp, and the violent glaciers.
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