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Classic Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar Trek

Mount Everest has an allure that other great world peaks do not. It is the highest on the planet but the views are not the only thing. The lore and the history will take you in. However, we feel this trek is about so much more. The joy of the clean air, the banter with Sherpas and porters on the trail and the phenomenal scenery that has a life of is own. And yes, the pancakes!

An exhilarating flight takes us from Kathmandu to the mountain airport of Lukla where we tie our shoelaces, adjust our day packs and start our journey north to the roof of the world. Along the way we regularly acclimatise so as to enjoy our journey and we also take time to visit Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries. The distances are not long, and the trekking is more about how you manage yourselves in the higher altitudes. We take our time and bask in some of the best scenery in the world. On the trek we have included all meals and we stay in tea houses for comfort, warmth and to enjoy the fellowship of the trail.

We like to describe the walking side of the trek as moderate. Anyone who enjoys walking for a few hours a day in the open air can make the journey with the pre trip planning and preparation we provide.

This is one they talk about. Don’t let it pass you by…

15 Day Itinerary
Departure:7th April 2025(Monday to Monday)
Price:USD$2490 Minimum of 6 travellers
Day 1 - arrive Kathmandu
This evening we will have a group meeting and enjoy dinner in a local restaurant
Day 2 - Kathmandu (fly Lukla) to Phakding
Our short flight today departs Kathmandu and heads east to the Grand Himalaya, and we are destined for an exhilarating landing at the Lukla airport. Catching our breath, we enjoy a friendly meeting with our guides and porters, our companions for the next 2 weeks. We head off the leisurely journey up to the village of Phakding. Here we spend our first night in one of the many lodges. We take time on these first few days to climb slowly and acclimatise to the altitude. (2.5 hours, 8 km)
Day 3 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar
We head out on the trail Namche Bazaar, the main Sherpa village in the Everest Region (3 hours, 10 km)
Day 4 - Namche Bazaar (rest acclimatisation day)
We take an early rest day to acclimatize to the altitude. We do this by walking up to the stunning lookout point overlong the village and the vistas ahead and behind. We also have time to explore the area, visit the monastery and the Everest National Park Exhibit
Day 5 - Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
Trekking on we are aiming for the village of Tengboche with many great views of the world's highest peaks (3 hours, 9 km)
Day 6 - Tengboche to Dingboche
Continuing on we have another morning of outstanding views making our way to Dingboche (3.5 hours, 11 km)
Day 7 - Dingboche (rest day Chhukung walk)
Our second ‘rest’ day and we plan to acclimatise with a lively round trip walk to the village of Chhukung with amazing views
Day 8 - Dingboche to Lobuche
A sturdy morning trek to Lobuche (4.5 hours, 16 km) and views of the famous Nuptse peak
Day 9 - Lobuche to Gorak Shep (Kala Pattar summit)
We have a short morning walk into the terminus village of Gorak Shep. After a cup of tea, we are on our last exhilarating climb to Kala Pattar (or 'black rock') with unbelievable and up close views of Everest as well as Pumori and Lhotse. Most agree on a clear day this is one of the best viewing points in the world. (2 hours, 6 km)
Day 10 - Gorak Shep (Everest Base Camp) to Pheriche
For those who wish this morning you can take the short 6 km round trip to Everest Base Camp, the starting point for many climbing expeditions of Everest. Back to Gorak Shep where we start our trek back down the valley to Pheriche where the mountain views are outstanding. (4 hours, 16 km downhill)
Day 11 - Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
Our biggest trek day however we are heading downhill on a high and enjoying the mountain air as we head back to Namche Bazaar. Here we will savour a delicious meal and celebrate in one of the funky high altitude bar/restaurants. (5 hours, 19 km)
Day 12 - Namche Bazaar to Lukla
A good day at lower altitudes as we are taking in the scenes from a different perspective making our way to the village of Lukla for the night (5 hours, 18 km)
Day 13 - Lukla to Kathmandu (fly)
The flight times vary however we will arrive in time to enjoy a night out in Thamel the beating heart of the city of Kathmandu
Day 14 - Kathmandu
We have a free day in Kathmandu to explore but we keep this up our sleeve in case we need an extra day to acclimatise on the way up or our internal flight back to Kathmandu is delayed. If all is on track we can visit the ancient squares and other monuments of Kathmandu such as the Monkey Temple and the famous Bodnath Stupa
Day 15 - depart Kathmandu
Departure day. You are free to leave for your onward connections at any time

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