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Everest Kala Pathar Trek, 15-day program

Join a certified guide from GuideSource for a 15-day trekking traverse across the Everest region. An exciting experience in midst of the Himalayas!

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration15 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

If you would like to get to know the beautiful Everest – or “Khumbu” -region, this trekking program is a perfect option. Be a part of this 15-day traverse in the midst of the overwhelmingly beautiful Himalayas.

The Everest Kala Pathar Trek is one of the most rewarding experiences in this region. The program begins at the exotic city of Kathmandu, where we will visit several attractions, including World Heritage Sites like the Durbar Square.

Next, we will fly to the beautiful mountain town of Lukla (2,800m) where our trekking adventure will begin, and will take us to the Khumbu region. Among the different outstanding places we will along this ancient route visit are:

  • the village of Phakding
  • Namche Bazzar as a gateway to the Khumbu region
  • the interesting gompa site, Pangboche
  • the famous Tengboche Monastery in Thyangboche

We will also visit amazing landscapes, forests, remote valleys, mountain passes and monasteries. Have a look at the complete detailed itinerary below.

This program is available for trekkers with an Intermediate trekking level.

This is a guided program. You will be led by a certified guide from the GuideSource team. As part of GuideSource we are proud to have been working in the mountains for more than 35 years, with zero fatal or serious accidents.

Interested in this Everest Kala Pathar Trek, 15-day program? Request your booking for the next departure! If you are interested in a longer trekking program, consider the classic Everest High Pass Trek, 21-day program.

Accommodation

Mountain lodges

Meeting point

Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Meeting at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Briefing on the itinerary for the next days
  • Free time for the rest of the day
  • Overnight at Hotel B/B

Day 2: Kathmandu

  • Sightseeing: visit to the main landmarks in the city, including the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhu Nath) and the Bouddha Nath Buddhists shrine
  • Optional: do last minute shopping of personal items in preparation for the next day
  • Overnight at Hotel B/B

Day 3: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding

  • Early breakfast
  • Transfer to the domestic airport
  • Flight to Lukla (duration: 35 minutes)
  • Arrival in the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla (2,800 m) -Meeting with other crew members
  • Trek across the prosperous village of Lukla, towards Phakding (2,652 m)
  • Overnight in lodge
  • Trekking time: 3 hours

Day 4: Phakding - Namche Bazaar

  • Pleasent trek, with few short uphill and downhill with multiple crossings over Dudh Koshi River
  • Visit to the Benkar village – views of Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m / 21,675 ft)
  • Arrival to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo – permits checking point
  • Descent and gradual walk to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar
  • Crossing of the Hillary Suspension Bridge
  • Climb up towards Namche Bazzar
  • Stop at the Chautara to appreciate the view
  • Arrival in Namche Bazzar, the main gateway of Khumbu region
  • Overnight in lodge
  • Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

Day 5: Namche Bazaar - Acclimatization Day

  • Scheduled acclimatization day. A few hundred vertical feet during the day will do for a proper acclimatization
  • Options:
    • Taking a day hike to Thame
    • Visiting Khunde
    • Relaxed exploration of Namche Bazaar, the main centre of the Everest (or Khumbu) region
  • Visit to the Tourist Visitor Center near the Sagarmatha National Park headquarters – Material on the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and plant and animal life of the Everest region
  • Side trip up to Khumjung and climb up to famous airstrip at Syangboche – including the Everest View Hotel, with great views of the highest mountains on Earth
  • Visit to the Hillary School
  • Descent back to Namche Bazzar.
  • Overnight in lodge

Day 6: Namche - Tengboche Monastery

  • Departure from Namche to the side of the valley high above the Dudh Kosi
  • Views of the great peaks of the Khumbu area: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam
  • Walk by several villages and numerous tea shops
  • Crossing of the Dudh Kosi River
  • Steep climb to Thyangboche, where the famous and recently rebuilt monastery is located
  • Cake at the bakery
  • Descent back to the river and the village of Deboche (3,700 m / 12,135 ft)
  • Overnight at lodge
  • Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

Day 7: Tengboche - Dengboche

  • Descent form Tengboche
  • Crossing through the Imja Khola
  • Arrival in Pangboche, an interesting gompa site above the main village
  • Arrrival in Dingboche (4,320 m)
  • Trekking time: 5 hours

Day 8: Dingboche - Lobuche

  • Departure from Dingboche
  • Arrival in Lobuche
  • Visit around Kalapathar
  • Overnight at Lobuche

Day 9: Lobuche - Chukkung

Day 10: Chukkung - Tenboche

Day 11: Tengboche - Namche

  • Descent through the forest towards the riverside
  • Walk up towards a big hill
  • Walk to Namche (3,440 m)
  • Overnight at Namche
  • Trekking time: 6 hours

Day 12: Namche - Lukla

  • Steep descendt to the Hillary Suspension Bridge
  • Walk to Phakding
  • Walk back to Lukla (2,800 m)
  • Time to relax and celebrate the completion of the trek
  • Reconfirmation of flight tickets
  • Overnight at lodge
  • Trekking time: 6 hours

Day 13: Lukla - Kathmandu

  • Early flight to Kathmandu
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Optional: last minute shopping or exploration of Kathmandu
  • Overnight at Hotel B/B

Day 14: Kathmandu

  • Options:
    • Have a free day – at leisure
    • Go on a new separate trip
    • Explore Thamel
  • Farewell dinner
  • Overnight at Hotel B/B

Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu

  • Transfer to the International Airport
  • End of program


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