EVEREST BASE CAMP & KALAPATHAR


Himalaya is the tallest mountain range in the world that passes through China, Myanmar, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and continues to the highland of Pakistan. It’s so high that it cut through the death zone, where the level of oxygen is so low that nothing could live there. All tallest mountains in the world are located in the Himalaya. The highest is Mount Everest (8,848m). Because of it, Himalaya became the most popular destination for climbers, even naturalist and artist who came to feel the exoticism of the mountains. One of the most famous parts was Nepal’s Himalaya. Thousands of people came here every year, just for trekking or even climbing especially Mount Everest.
The famous trekking route here is to Everest Base Camp (5,364m). The main reason is that we can see Mount Everest from this route of course. But to see how the Sherpa people, their culture, and how they live in the harsh Khumbu area is another point of interest. The trek starts from Lukla. From here, it’s 10 more days to Everest Base Camp. Just before arriving at Base Camp, we can climb to the highest point of this trekking route called Kalapattar (5,545m). Where we could see Mount Everest from near with our own eyes. Many photographers came up here in the afternoon to take a really cool picture of the mountain. The best time to go trekking is in May, the season of climbing Mount Everest, so we can see the condition in Everest Base Camp when the climbing activity is on the move.

PRICE PER PERSON

4-5 PAX

USD2,360

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6-7 PAX

USD2,280

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8-9 PAX

USD2,240

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10 PAX

USD2,220

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  • DAY 1 : Fly to Kathmandu

    Fly to Kathmandu, Nepal. We’ll stay at one of the hotel in Thamel. Today, we can relax and get some trekking equipment if needed. There’s a lot of outdoor equipment stores in Thamel.

  • DAY 2 : Kathmandu

    Today we stay at Kathmandu. You can buy or rent personal equipment that you still don’t have for trekking at Thamel, or complete any item needed for trekking. We also can go for a tour to some famous temple in Kathmandu.

  • DAY 3 : Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding

    Fly to Lukla (2,886m), about 35 minutes, and then start trekking for 3 hours to Phakding (2,640 m). We will walk at the side of Dudh Koshi River with a view of Mount Kusum Kangguru (6,367m) and passing some villages, Domdza, Chepping, Tadhokoshi Gaon, and Nurning. On the way, we can see porters with a very heavy load. Each porter sometimes could carry even heavier then his own weight. There’s also an animal carrier like Yak or Zopkio, the endemic animal of Himalaya region. Zopkio is a mix between Yak and cow, they usually used at lower part of this mountains (below 4,000m). We will be passing a lot of ‘Mani Stone’ along the way. It’s a pile of stone that have a writings on it. The writings is a prayer meant to bring good luck and safety along the way. And for that, anyone should pass the left side of the stone. At Phakding, we will stay overnight in one of the lodge there.

  • DAY 4 : Phakding-Namche Bazaar

    After breakfast and packing, we continue our journey to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) for about 5 hours. Today, the route will pass Benkar Village, Mondjo, Jorsale, and Larja Dobhan. First, we will cross Dudh Koshi River at Phakding and then walk on the left side of the river until Bekhar. Before Bekhar is Toktok Waterfall. Arriving at Mondjo, we can rest while waiting for permit check because we’re already entering The Sagarmatha National Park. After that, the trek continues to Larja Dobhan and Namche Bazaar. The last part to Namche is quite challenging. The route is going uphill with a quite steep route and a gain elevation of 600 m. Namche was a place where Nepalese people and Tibetan people meet and do some trading. We can still see it now but only in some particular day. Besides that, there’s a lot of store here in Namche. From grocery and merchandise store to outdoors equipment store, book store, money changer, and even bakery and bar. A renowned outdoors equipment brand like Mountain Hardware also make a store here and said to be the highest official store in the world. After we put our packs in the lodge, we can walk around and feel the atmosphere of Namche Bazaar.

  • DAY 5 : Acclimatization day

    For acclimatization, we will go uphill to Shyangboche (3,720m) with a magnificent view of the Himalayan Range and a complete view of Namche Bazaar. Namche is a village hanging on a valley. The house here made following the contour of the land. At Shyangboche, we will rest for a while. Remember that we still need acclimatization, so relax and walk slowly is a good way. There’s an airstrip at Shyangboche and was the highest airstrip in Sagarmatha region. The airstrip only used for a chartered flight. After that, we go back to Namche for lunch and rest.

  • DAY 6 : Namche Bazaar-Tyangboche

    Today we continue to Tengboche/Tyangboche (3,860m). Going down until Tesing (3,380m), crossing Dudh Koshi again to Phunki Tenga (3,250m). Here, we’ll rest while having some lunch before another demanding uphill route. Tengboche located on the top of the ridge. The elevation difference from Phunki Tenga is 500 m. The route will be steep and dusty. We can see the famous temple of Tengboche and if we got permission or the temple is open for public, we can get inside. Stay overnight here.

  • DAY 7 : Tyangboche-Dingboche

    We will be trekking above 4,000 m from today. 5 hours walk to Dingboche (4,260m). After Tengboche, we will be passing a nice and cool Rhododendron forest. This is the last tree we can see along the trek. On the way, we will pass Pangboche. Usually people who will climb Everest or another mountain in the area will stop here for a ceremony and get blessing from the monk. After that, continue to Dingboche through Shomare, Orsho, and Samso Ogma. We will have lunch at one of those villages. Dingboche is quite a big village with a nice facility like Internet shop.

  • DAY 8 : Acclimatization day

    Acclimatization day. We will climb to another ridge with heights of 4,700 m called Chubejung Kharka. There’s a Gompa there called Nangkhartsang, usually used for meditation by many monks from Tengboche. If the weather is good, we can see Mount Makalu (8,463m) from that point.

  • DAY 9 : Dingboche-Lobuche

    From Dingboche, we’re going to Lobuche (4,930m) for about 5.5 hours. Passing the side of Mount Nangkhartsang. After 2 hours, we will arrive at Dughla (4,620m). Dughla is just like a rest area, which there are only three houses there. We can rest for a while before passing Thokla Pass that was the first part of Khumbu Glacier. The route is going a little bit uphill and at the top of it was many memorial stone for climbers and Sherpa who died on Everest. The famous one is Scott Fischer memorial that died in 1996 big disaster. Not far from Thokla Pass is Khumbu Glacier and we will pass the left side of it to get to Lobuche.

  • DAY 10 : Lobuche-Gorakshep-Kalapatthar

    Today is the first time we passed the elevation of 5,000 m, from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m). The distance is not too far, but because of the thin air, walking feels a little bit heavier. And we will walk slowly for good acclimatization. The trek going through Lobuche Pass, passing some moraine. Changri Shar Glacier and Changri Nup Glacier. Mount Nuptse (7,861m), Lho-la (6,026m), and Khumbutse (6,665m) will be in front of us along the way. Trekking to Gorakshep will take 3.5 hours. We’ll have lunch at Gorakshep. And in the afternoon, we’ll climb Kalapatthar (5,545m). The time needed for climbing the highest point of this trekking and back is 4.5 hours. This time, we can see Everest and Lhotse from near. Many people climb here to take a picture of Himalaya range in the afternoon, where the sun lights straight to Mount Everest. After enjoying the stunning view here, we go back to Gorakshep and stay overnight there.

  • DAY 11 : Gorakshep-Everest Base Camp-Gorakshep

    After breakfast, we continue to the last destination of this trip, Everest Base Camp (5,364m). Another 3 hours walking through Khumbu Glacier. In the high season, Everest Base Camp will be even more crowded then Gorakshep. The Khumbu Glacier is full with climbers tent. We will see around Everest Base Camp. Enjoy the time reaching there. After that, go back to Gorakshep and stay overnight.

  • DAY 12 : Gorakshep-Pangboche

    From today we will going back to Lukla, start from Gorakshep to Pangboche, around 6-7 hour. Lunch at Periche. Stay overnight at Lodge

  • DAY 13 : Pangboche-Namche Bazzar

    Continue trekking to Namche Bazzar, will takes 7-8 hour. Stay overnight at Lodge.

  • DAY 14 : Namche Bazzar-Lukla

    Our last day trekking to Lukla. Takes around 7-8 hours. Stay overnight at lodge, closed the airport.

  • DAY 15 : Lukla-Kathmandu

    Fly back to Kathmandu in the morning.

  • DAY 16 : Kathmandu

    Spare day. If we go on schedule, you still have free time today for a tour in Kathmandu or just relax.

  • DAY 17-18

    Fly back home.

INCLUDE
  • Indonesia Expeditions Guides
  • Local Guide/Sherpa
  • 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 star hotel.
  • Airport pick up drop in private vehicle.
  • Domestic flight (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • Government license holder trekking guide.
  • Food for trekking period including tea,coffee,hot water,desert, fresh fruits,etc.
  • 1 porter for two clients.
  • Staffs cost including their salary, insurance,equipment,transportation,food and accommodations,etc.
  • Sagarmatha National Park fee
  • Pasang Lhamu Village Entrance fee (New rule)
  • Trekking permit (TIMS)
  • All land transportation.
  • All government local taxes/VAT
  • Medical Kits
  • All meals from arrival to departure.
  • Sightseeing (Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath)
  • Merchandise
EXCLUDE
  • International flight to Kathmandu round trip
  • Personal equipment for trekking.
  • Personal natural expenses (telephone, laundry, etc)
  • Personal insurance
  • Gratuities