Hike to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar - 14 days

Activities:Trekking and Hiking

Duration

14
Days

Facts

  • Group Size: 2-12 People
  • Min. Age: 12

Accommodation

  • 2 nights 3* hotel In Kathmandu
  • 11 nights teahouse

Meals

  • 13 Breakfasts
  • 11 Lunches
  • 12 Dinners

Hike to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar and walk across the highest trekking trail on Earth. Located at the base of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, EBC is the ultimate destination for passionate hikers and adventurers. Trek to Everest Base Camp and visit Kala Patthar, the most popular viewpoint in Khumbu region. The route to Everest Base Camp crosses remote Sherpa villages, ancient Buddhist monasteries and the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Your adventure kickstarts with a thrilling flight to Lukla, the ‘Gateway to Everest’. From Lukla you begin your hike to Everest Base Camp. You walk for several days over hilly terrain before finally arriving at your destination. Get awestruck with stunning views of Himalayan peaks, some of the highest in the world. Cross swaying suspension bridges built over thundering glacial rivers. The alpine landscape is covered with pristine pine and rhododendron forests and snow covered peaks. At intervals you will find the trail adorned with Buddhist mani walls, chortens and colorful prayer flags.  Overnight stops at Sherpa settlements offer a rare chance to observe traditional Sherpa lifestyle and culture. An incredible adventure and cultural experience at an affordable price; this is a trip not to be missed!

Lukla Flight Alert: Due to congestion at the Kathmandu airport during high season (Spring- March, April, Autumn - October, November) flights scheduled to and from Lukla will operate from Ramechhap Airport. The airport lies 132km (4hrs 30mins drive) from Kathmandu. However, most airlines will operate their first and last flights directly from Kathmandu and Lukla (KTM-LUKLA-KTM). If you make an early booking, we can try to secure a place for you on the direct flight to Lukla (KTM-Lukla).  It will be easier to fly directly from Kathmandu instead of making that additional journey to Ramechhap.  Helicopter Flights to Everest Region will continue to operate from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. 

Why Hike to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar?

  • The hike takes you across the highest walkable trail in the world
  • Reach EBC, the base of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth and visit Kala Patthar, the best viewpoint in Everest Region
  • Overnight stays at mountain teahouses offer a rare opportunity to experience traditional Sherpa lifestyle and culture
  • Walk past the Sagarmatha National Peak, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to endangered Himalayan wildlife and flora
  • Incredible views of the world’s tallest peaks (Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse etc.)

Is this trip suitable for you?

  • If you are physically fit and can walk for long hours without any difficulty, you can complete this trek
  • The trek lasts for 11 days. On average you spend 5-6 hours walking. You carry a light daypack while your heavy luggage will be carried by the porters.
  • The route is gentle with some steep ascents and descents at intervals
  • While trekking, you stay overnight at local teahouses run by Sherpa families
  • The highest point reached is Kala Patthar at 5,555 metres

 

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Why trek with Third Rock Adventures?

  • Best price guaranteed and hassle free all-inclusive trek. We take care of the permits, domestic flights, airport pick up and drop off, accommodation, food on the trail etc. Our guides carry a first aid kit, pulse oximeter and some essential medicines.   
  • No extra charge for single travellers 
  • Guaranteed Departures. The booked trips are guaranteed to run on schedule.
  • We have some of the best local guides working for us full-time. They are licensed guides with more than 10 years of experience. They possess knowledge about the local culture and traditions and can help you interact with the locals. They can communicate in English, are trained in first-aid and have guided more than 100 groups to EBC. 
  • Our itineraries are planned by experts. Since your safety is our number one priority, we have included enough rest days for acclimatization in our itinerary. We could have shortened this itinerary to just 7, 10 or 12 days, but this would put you at risk of getting altitude sickness. Since we don’t want to take chances with your health and well-being, we have included rest days for acclimatization at Namche(3,440m) and Dingboche(4,410m). It’s crucial that you let your body adapt to thin air before reaching Everest Base Camp (5,364m). This is a high altitude adventure where getting acclimatized is very important. Our itinerary ensures that you fully enjoy your EBC adventure without falling sick. 
  • You get free 5 kg excess baggage allowance. While the baggage allowance is 15 kg for domestic flights, you get to carry 20 kg without paying for extra baggage. The company will bear your extra baggage fee (upto 5 kg).  


Day to Day Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal | Departure from: Kathmandu Nepal

DAY 1:

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4593ft) expand
Transfer to Hotel and Trek Preparation

A representative from our office will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel. Check in and take rest. A trip briefing will be held at our office or at your hotel’s lounge later in the day. Meet your guide and other team members during the briefing. If you have any queries you can ask your guide. Overnight in Kathmandu.

DAY 2:

Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft) and Trek to Phakding 2,610m/8,563ft) expand
Distance: 35 minutes flight, Walk: 8km (3-4 hours)

Drive to the airport and catch your flight to Lukla, the Gateway to Everest. Once you arrive in Lukla you meet the rest of the crew. Sort your luggage and start your trek. Walk past Lukla Bazaar and head down to Phakding. It is a short hike and you reach in Phakding in about 3 to 4 hours. Cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River to finally arrive at the picturesque village of Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 3:

Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft) expand
Walking Distance: 10.7km (5-6 hours)

The trail goes through forests of pine and rhododendron. As you head higher you cross many suspension bridges, including the highest of them all the Hillary Bridge over the Imja Khola(river). Just before you arrive in Namche you get to enjoy your first view of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world and other 7000 and 8000 metre giants. Head to a teahouse and take rest. Overnight in Namche.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 4:

Namche Bazaar- Acclimatization Day (3,440m/11,286ft) expand

Spend a rest day in Namche, the Sherpa Capital. The settlement is carved on a mountainside overlooking the snow covered Thamserku, Kantega and Ama Dablam. Take an acclimatization hike to Hotel Everest View and Khumjung Village. Hotel Everest View lies above Namche and offers mesmerizing view of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam and Thamserku.  Khumjung Village is an old Sherpa settlement with a monastery (that houses the scalp of a Yeti) and the first school established by Sir Edmund Hillary in the Khumbu Region.  Overnight in Namche.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 5:

Trek Namche to Tengboche (3,860m/12,664ft) expand
Walking Distance: 10 km(5 - 6 hours)

Leave Namche and head to Tengboche. Tengboche is a small village wit few houses. The village is named after its monastery Tengboche Gompa, the largest and the most important Buddhist monastery in the Everest region. You can visit the monastery with your guide and witness a Buddhist prayer ritual. Overnight in Tengboche.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 6:

Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m/14,469ft) expand
Walking Distance: 11km (5 - 6) hours

Wake up early and catch the sunrise over Ama Dablam, a mountain that lies close to Tengboche. Ama Dablam is regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.  After breakfast, hit the trail to Dingboche. As you walk past the 4000 metres mark, you can feel the effect of high altitude. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. Overnight in Dingboche.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 7:

Dingboche – Acclimatization Day – Hike to Nagarjun Hill (4,410m/14,469ft) expand
Walking Distance: 4-5 hours

Hike to Nagarjun Hill that lies close to the village. The vegetation turns sparser and the tree line vanishes. The landscape turns stark and barren. No technical climbing is required to climb the hill. It is an uphill ascent. From the top you can enjoy 360 degree views of Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Makalu, Lhotse etc. Overnight in Dingboche.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 8:

Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109ft) expand
Walking Distance: 8km. (6-7 hours)

Take the trail to Lobuche. Walk past Thukla and Thukla Pass. Thugkla Pass is decorated with stone memorials dedicated to climbers who lost their lives climbing Mount Everest. Among the memorials are those dedicated to Rob Hall and Scott Fischer whose tragic Mount Everest expedition is the subject of Jon Krakauer’s bestselling book “Into Thin Air” and the movie “Everest”. There is also memorial dedicated to one of the finest Nepalese climbing Sherpas, Late Babu Chiri Sherpa. He broke the world record for climbing Everest without supplementary oxygen and staying at the summit for 21 hours and reaching the summit in record time of 16 hours and 56 minutes. Lobuche has a few teahouses offering basic facilities. Overnight in Lobuche.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 9:

Trek Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,864ft) – Hike to EBC (5,364m/17,598ft) expand
Walking Distance: 12km (6-8 hours)

This is D-Day. You walk up to EBC, your destination. As you will be walking above 5000 metres, you need to keep your face slow and steady. After reaching Gorak Shep, head to a teahouse. Have some food and after a bit of a rest, hike to Everest Base Camp. The trail follows the Khumbu Glacier. The loose rocks and dirt on the trail can be tricky. Walk carefully as you step on the moraine. Once you reach EBC, take pictures and enjoy the incredible views. Though the summit of Mount Everest is not visible from EBC you can enjoy the views of the Ice Fall, Nuptse and Lhotse. If your trip is during climbing season you can see the colourful tents of the expedition groups. Later return to Gorak Shep, have a warm dinner and have an early night. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 10:

Hike to Kala Patthar (5550m/18,209ft) – Trek to Pheriche (4,240m/13,911ft) expand
Walking Distance: 12km (5 - 6 hours)

Wake up early and make your way to Kala Patthar, the most popular view point in Everest region. Kala Patthar lies right above Gorak Shep. From here you can enjoy 360 degree views of some of the highest peaks in the world- Mount Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse etc. At 5,550 metres, Kala Patthar is the highest point of your trek. Later descend to your teahouse and take the trail to Pheriche. Overnight in Pheriche.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 11:

Trek Pheriche to Namche (3,440m/11,286ft) expand
Walking Distance: 19km (6 - 7 hours)

Follow an up and down trail to Namche. It downhill all the way to Tengboche and from there a steep ascent will bring you to the busy Sherpa settlement of Namche. At Namche, enjoy your favourite meal and take a well-deserved rest. Overnight in Namche.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 12:

Trek Namche to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft) expand
Walking Distance: 18.5km (6 - 8 hours)

This is the final leg of your EBC adventure. Descend to Lukla crossing the many suspension bridges en route. Celebrate your last evening in Khumbu with your crew. Thank the local crew (guides and porters) for helping you on your journey by tipping them. Make your last night in the mountains memorable by singing and dancing with the Sherpas. There wil be Sherpa brew(chhyang) to get you in the mood. Overnight in Lukla.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 13:

Fly to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft) expand
Duration: Flight: 35 minutes

Bid goodbye to the mountains and fly to Kathmandu. You will be driven to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. You can spend the day resting at your hotel or explore the city on your own or take a guided tour (ask us, we will be more than happy to help!). Celebrate the end of your trip with a farewell dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

DAY 14:

Final Departure expand

You will be driven to the airport 3 hours before your flight’s departure. If you want to indulge in more Himalayan adventures, do let us know. We have some delightful itineraries that might interest you. We can also customize your itinerary as per your needs.

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Best Time To Go

The best seasons to Hike to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar are Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September – November). During these seasons the skies are clear and weather remains pleasant.  This trip can also be done during December and Janaury. Though the weather will be cold and harsh, it will be less crowded and the skies will remain clear offering spectacular and unobstructed views of the mountains. Read more about the ideal seasons to visit Nepal.

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Inclusion

What's Included

  • Airport pick up & drop off service in a private vehicle
  • 3-star accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Clean and comfortable Tea house accommodation during the trek
  • Farewell dinner
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea/coffee during the trek
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • An extra 5kg luggage allowance on Lukla flight, total 20kg
  • Highly experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, trained in first-aid Trek Leader (Guide)
  • Assistant Trekking Guide (6 trekkers : 1 Asst. guide) for personalized care
  • Porter service to carry your main luggage during the trek (2 trekkers : 1 porter)
  • Staff cost including their food, accommodation, salary, flight, insurance, equipment etc.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee and Community Fee
  • First Aid kit, Pulse Oximeter and essential medicines (Paracetamol, Diamox etc.) carried by the Trek Leader
  • Souvenirs - Third Rock Adventures’ kit bag (Duffel bag), T-shirt, and trekking map
  • All Local and Government taxes, administrative charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • International flights
  • Excess baggage fee (15 kg Baggage allowance for Lukla flight, 10kg check-in baggage + 5 kg hand baggage – for extra baggage it will cost around USD 1 per 1 Kg)
  • Personal expenses (phone call, internet, laundry, bar bills, snacks, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, souvenirs, hot showers, extra porter etc.)
  • Personal trekking gear and equipment like, Down jacket and sleeping bag etc. (can be hire/buy in Kathmandu – we will assist you)
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Any unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control

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Accommodation and Meal


Accommodation

Hotel in Kathmandu and teahouse accommodation while trekking are included in your trip cost. 2 nights’ stay in Kathmandu at Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel, a 3 star establishment. Aryatara is located in central Thamel close to popular restaurants and shops. The rooms are fitted with air conditioners and have en suite bathrooms. Other amenities include free wi-fi, restaurant, coffee shop and bar.

On the trail, 11 nights at local teahouses. Usually mountain teahouses are more rustic than city hotels and offer only basic facilities.  At Lukla, Phakding and Namche the rooms will have attached bathrooms. At other places These have shared washroom facilities which are generally clean. You will have to pay extra for using the wi-fi hotspot, hotshowers and charging your electronic devices. 

Accommodation is on twin-sharing basis. If travelling alone, you will have to share the room with a team member of the same gender. A single room will be allocated on request, at an added cost. Single rooms are available in Kathmandu and at lower elevations on the trail. At higher elevations single rooms will be hard to find especially during high season. 


Meals

Breakfast will be provided at your hotel in Kathmandu. On your last evening enjoy complimentary farewell dinner.

While trekking all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and seasonal fruits will be provided. You can choose any item from the menu. Traditional Nepali and Tibetan items include local Dal-Bhat (rice, lentil soup, curry), momo(meat or vegetable dumplings), thukpa (noodle soup), thenthuk(a vegetable or meat stew), Tibetan bread etc. Indian and continental items include chappati, curries, pancake, pizza, hash brown potatoes, macaroni, spaghetti etc.


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Jeremy Farrer
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Awesome Trekking to Everest Base Camp

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Rocked at base camp of Everest with Third Rock Adventures- had lifetime experience! Admittedly without the awesome field staff of Third Rock Adventures, I wouldn't have enjoyed much. First of all, I want to thank my guide, who was superb, superb with every little task and decision he made throughout the trek. Hadn't I followed his decisions, there would have many problems, I realized it the moment he gave me some medicine and my dizziness faded like wind. Our flight to Lukla was thrilling and I enjoyed every second. Our trek started right then- trekked through dramatic landscape, with constant backdrop of majestic mountain. Crossing the suspension bridge was another beautiful moment that I will reminiscence for my whole life. Kala Patthar, the vantage point for breath-taking views of mountains was the best part of this trek. Every day was amazing day, met many foreigner like me who were on their quest to Everest Base Camp. My guide managed for every little things I could not have thought of!!! Imagine on an adventure to the himalayas where only thing you do is enjoy your trek and that's what Third Rock Adventures offer as their quality service to you. I recommend Third Rock Adventures for any trek especially EBC Trek.
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Tineke S.
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Sep 13, 2019

the best hike and the best memories

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Just spent 12 days hiking with ThirdRockadventures for everestbasecamp, whit the guide Depack. Everything was well arranged from the beginning, and if I had any worries og questions prior to the trip, the third rock would answer any questions at any time, in a very professional way. They picked us up at the airport, and delivered us for departure when the hike was over. Good service from start to end. Depack, the guide, was very lovable and caring all of the way, showing us the best ways of hiking, telling us facts about the mountains surrounding us, and cared for us in the best way all the way. I was never worried for anything, and i I was, Depack would ease me in no time. Depack is a very good, dedicated and experience guide, worth every trust. Leading us the right way, whit good sense of humor, respect, and very good locale knowledge. His English was excellent.
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Beautiiful EBC trip

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Namasste! Nepal ! I learned this from my trip to Nepal. I recently completed EBC Trek. It was beautiiful trip. Thanks to Third Rock Adventures. They are very very good company. I am again coming to Nepal with Third Rock Adventures. I am planning for next adventure to Mera Peak Climbing. One of the travel consultent is already starting to help me with gears and clothing and trainings. I am constantly in touch with them beforehand. Namasste to Third Rock Adventures family
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