Everest Kalapatthar Trek Via Kangma-La Pass-19 Days

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  • 1 PAX US$1500
  • 2 PAX US$1439
  • 3 PAX US$1291
  • 4 PAX US$1295
  • 5-10 PAX US$1260
  • 11-20 PAX US$1228
Price Per Person US$ 1228 All included Services

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest (8,848 meters), Lhotse (8,516 meters), Nuptse (7,861 meters), Ama Dablam (6,812 meters), and many more.
  • Explore Namche Bazaar, the commercial center of the Everest region and also the gateway to Everest Base Camp.
  • Encounter diverse range of flora and fauna, including rare Himalayan wildlife like musk deer, snow leopards, Himalayan thars, and a variety of bird species.
  • Kalapatthar (5,545 meters), a renowned viewpoint on the trek that offers one of the best views of Mount Everest.
  • Tengboche Monastery, ancient Buddhist monastery holding religious significance and is surrounded by stunning mountain views.
  • Walking through rugged and challenging terrains, including steep ascents and descents, rocky paths, and suspension bridges.
  • Explore lush forests of rhododendron and pine, traverse high-altitude valleys, and witness glacier-fed rivers and sparkling waterfalls.
  • Encounter Sherpa villages and have the opportunity to interact with the local Sherpa people.
  • Walking alongside massive Khumbu Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in the world.
  • Hike to Everest Base Camp.
  • Hike in Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Everest Kalapatthar Trek via Kangma-La Pass

Everest Kalapatthar Trek is a popular trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal. It takes you to the base camp of Mount Everest and offers stunning views of the world’s highest peak, as well as other majestic Himalayan mountains. The ultimate tour of the well-known Khumbu valley is provided by the Everest Kalapatthar Trek Via Kangma-La Pass.

The trek continues upward to Kalapatthar as it emerges into the Khumbu valley above Lobuche. These are some of the significant places you’ll encounter on the way to Everest Kalapatthar Trek. Each location offers its own unique charm, cultural experiences, and breathtaking views, making the journey all the more memorable.

Everest Kalapatthar Trek

Everest Kalapatthar Trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small mountain airstrip situated at an altitude of 2,860 meters (9,383 feet). It’s a small mountain town with an airport and serves as a gateway to the Everest region. Phakding is a small village located at an elevation of around 2,610 meters (8,563 feet). It’s typically the first overnight stop on the trek, offering basic accommodations and teahouses.

Namche Bazaar is a vibrant Sherpa town and a major trading hub in the Everest region. It’s situated at an altitude of around 3,440 meters (11,286 feet). Namche Bazaar provides a good acclimatization stop and offers various amenities, including shops, cafes, and bakeries. You can also visit the Sherpa Museum to learn about the local culture and history.

Tengboche is a scenic village famous for its ancient Tengboche Monastery. It’s an important spiritual center in the region and offers stunning views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks. Visiting the monastery and witnessing the monks’ prayers and rituals is a memorable experience.

Dingboche is a beautiful village nestled in a valley with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. It’s an ideal place for acclimatization and offers opportunities for short hikes to nearby viewpoints. The village has a rustic charm, and you can interact with the locals and learn about their traditional way of life.

Lobuche is a small settlement located close to Everest Base Camp. It serves as a popular resting point for trekkers before heading to the base camp. The village offers panoramic views of the Khumbu Glacier and the surrounding peaks. You can take a short hike to the nearby viewpoint of Lobuche Peak for breathtaking views.

The trek takes you close to the massive Khumbu Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in the world. Walking alongside this icy giant is a surreal experience. You can witness the seracs, crevasses, and ice formations as you make your way towards Everest Base Camp. The highlight of the trek, Everest Base Camp sits at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet). This is the starting point for mountaineers attempting to summit Mount Everest. Standing at Base Camp offers a sense of awe and accomplishment, surrounded by towering peaks and the Khumbu Icefall.

The trek includes a hike to Kalapatthar (5,545 meters/18,192 feet), a renowned viewpoint located near Everest Base Camp. From the summit of Kalapatthar, you can witness a panoramic vista of the Everest massif, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other towering peaks. The sunrise or sunset views from Kalapatthar are particularly spectacular.

The trek provides breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest (8,848 meters/29,029 feet), Lhotse (8,516 meters/27,940 feet), Nuptse (7,861 meters/25,791 feet), Ama Dablam (6,812 meters/22,349 feet), and many more.

The sight of these majestic peaks against the backdrop of clear blue skies is truly awe-inspiring. The trek takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth. You’ll pass through lush forests of rhododendron and pine, traverse high-altitude valleys, and witness glacier-fed rivers and sparkling waterfalls.

The ever-changing scenery, with snow-capped peaks looming in the distance, creates a surreal and awe-inspiring atmosphere. The Everest region is well-established for trekking, and there are teahouses (basic mountain lodges) along the trail. These teahouses provide shelter, food, and warmth for trekkers. Staying in teahouses is a memorable experience as you get to connect with fellow trekkers, share stories, and enjoy the cozy ambiance of these mountain lodges.

Cultural Experience:

Everest Kalapatthar Trek provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture and traditions. As you trek through Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche, you’ll encounter ancient monasteries, colorful prayer flags, and intricately carved mani stones. Interact with the friendly locals, visit monasteries, and witness Buddhist ceremonies to gain insights into their spiritual beliefs and way of life.

Flora and Fauna:

The Everest Kalapatthar Trek takes you through the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The park is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including rare Himalayan wildlife like musk deer, snow leopards, Himalayan thars, and a variety of bird species. You’ll pass through lush forests of rhododendron and pine, traverse high-altitude valleys, and witness glacier-fed rivers and sparkling waterfalls. The trail offers glimpses of the park’s natural beauty and allows you to appreciate the importance of conservation efforts.

Climate:

The climate in the Everest region varies with altitude. In the lower regions, the temperatures are mild, ranging from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius (50 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day. As you ascend higher, temperatures drop, and it becomes colder, especially during the nights and at higher elevations. The weather can be unpredictable, with occasional rain or snowfall. It is essential to pack appropriate clothing layers to adapt to the changing climate.

Difficulty Level:

The Everest Kalapatthar Trek is considered challenging due to the high altitude and rugged terrain. The trail involves steep ascents and descents, including rocky and icy sections. Altitude sickness is a potential risk, and acclimatization days are incorporated into the itinerary to allow your body to adjust to higher elevations. Good physical fitness, previous trekking experience, and proper preparation are necessary for a successful and enjoyable trek.

Duration:

The typical duration for the Everest Kalapatthar Trek is around 16 to 19 days, including acclimatization days. This timeframe allows for a gradual ascent, ensuring proper acclimatization and maximizing your chances of reaching Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar torough this Everest Kalapatthar Trek. However, the duration can vary depending on your itinerary and individual preferences.

Equipment:

Some essential equipment for the Everest Kalapatthar Trek includes sturdy trekking boots, moisture-wicking and quick-drying base layers, warm layers including fleece jackets and thermal clothing, waterproof and windproof outer shell jackets and pants, a warm hat and gloves, sunglasses with UV protection, a sun hat, sunscreen, a backpack with a rain cover, a water bottle or hydration bladder, trekking poles, a sleeping bag suitable for colder temperatures, a first aid kit, water purification tablets or a water filter, energy snacks, and a camera to capture the magnificent vistas along the way.

Accommodation:

During the Everest Kalapatthar Trek, we arrange accommodation in teahouses along the trail. These teahouses offer basic yet comfortable lodging options amidst the beautiful mountain scenery. You can expect clean rooms with cozy beds or sleeping bags. While the facilities may be simple, we prioritize providing a welcoming and peaceful environment for you to rest and recharge after a day of trekking.

Meals:

Touch the Himalayas takes care of your meals during the trek. Our experienced team ensures that you are provided with delicious and nourishing meals throughout your journey. You will enjoy a variety of local and international dishes, including Nepali cuisine such as dal bhat (rice and lentil soup), momo (dumplings), and Sherpa stew. We also offer western-style options like pasta, eggs, and sandwiches. Our cooks prepare all meals with great care and maintain high hygiene standards to keep you energized and satisfied during the trek.

Guide:

To enhance your trekking experience and ensure your safety, we provide experienced and knowledgeable guides who accompany you throughout the Everest Kalapatthar Trek. Our guides are familiar with the local terrain, weather conditions, and cultural aspects of the region. They offer valuable insights into the Sherpa culture, share their expertise on trekking techniques, and ensure your well-being during the journey. Our guides are committed to making your trek memorable and enjoyable.

Insurance:

Your safety is our top priority. We highly recommend that all trekkers have comprehensive travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking in Nepal, including helicopter evacuation if needed. Our team can assist you in understanding the specific insurance requirements and ensure that your policy provides adequate coverage for the Everest Kalapatthar Trek. We want you to have peace of mind knowing that you are protected in case of any unforeseen circumstances.

Permits:

As part of our services, we handle all the necessary permits for the Everest Kalapatthar Trek. This includes obtaining the Sagarmatha National Park Permit, TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card, and any other permits required for the trek. We take care of the paperwork and ensure that you have all the necessary permits before starting the trek. This allows you to focus on enjoying the journey without worrying about the administrative procedures.

We at Touch the Himalaya we are committed to providing exceptional facilities and services for your Base Camp and Everest Kalapatthar Trek. From comfortable accommodation and delicious meals to experienced guides, insurance guidance, and necessary permits, we aim to make your trekking experience safe, memorable, and hassle-free. Our dedicated team is here to ensure your satisfaction and enjoyment as you embark on this incredible adventure in the heart of the Everest region.

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Itinerary

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Arrive Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel

Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
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Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 stars hotel
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Max. Altitude: 2,544m/8,344ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
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04
Max. Altitude: 3,445m/11,299ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
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05
Max. Altitude: 3,445m/11,299ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
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06
Max. Altitude: 3,867m/12,684ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 4,412m/14,471ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouese/Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 4,412m / 14,471ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 4,730m/15,518ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 5,546m/18,195ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 5,180m/16,994ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
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12
Max. Altitude: 5,545m/18,192ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge
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13
Max. Altitude: 3,750m/12,303ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Lodge/Guest house
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Max. Altitude: 3,790m/12,434ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House
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Max. Altitude: 3,800m/12,467ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House
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Max. Altitude: 2,835m/9,301ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouse
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Max. Altitude: 2,800m/9,186ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: GuestHouse
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Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
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Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: NA

Itinerary Note:

This itinerary is just the guide line, it can be changed (longer or shorter) as per our client's wishes, fitness, ground reality and weather condition. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us By Clicking :- ASK QUESTION or COSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP.

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What's Included / Excluded

Cost Incluldes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by Car, jeep, Hiace or Bus. Depends on the number of arrives.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner according to the suitability of our client’s time.
  • Beginning two nights stay on arrival in Kathmandu in tourist standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis).
  • Internal transport and flight within Nepal as per the itinerary.
  • All necessary trekking and restricted area permit & fees.
  • Three meals a day during the trek.
  • All accommodation during trek.
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid trained Everest special trekking guide and assistant guide (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
  • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transport, food and accommodation.
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by your trekking guide).
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charge and government tax/vat.
  • Achievement Certificate.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss or theft of property.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Entry fees and costs in sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • Tips and gratitude provided to guide and porter.

Fixed Departure

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  • A date “GUARANTEED” means that we give guarantees that the costumers will be able to start theirs trek on the specified date, regardless of whether the seats are fully booked or not.
  • “LIMITED”‘ Status refers to a type of seats booking for the trek, that has been certain seats available to book
  • In the status, “CLOSED” means that the Trekkers seats are fully booked and there are no more seats available for new booking. Trekkers may be put on a waitlist for a chance to get a seat if there are cancellations unless your are requested to plan your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.

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