EVEREST BASE CAMP - KALAPATTHAR - GOKYO TREK -

20 days, 19 nights
Visit : Kathmandu, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Kyanjuma, Dole, Machherma, Gokyo, Thangna, Dzongla, Lobuche, Gorakshep, Dingboche, Tashinga, Monzo, Lukla

The Everest Base Camp - Kalapathar trek, also known as the Everest Circuit Trek, this is one of the most adventurous treks in the Everest Himalayas, as it follows a route that takes us through the high pass of Cho La at 5,330 m into the Base Camp of Mount Everest. On the way, you will also pass through Lukla and Namche Bazaar, and then trek all the way to Gokyo and Kala Patthar, provin ...

The Everest Base Camp - Kalapathar trek, also known as the Everest Circuit Trek, this is one of the most adventurous treks in the Everest Himalayas, as it follows a route that takes us through the high pass of Cho La at 5,330 m into the Base Camp of Mount Everest. On the way, you will also pass through Lukla and Namche Bazaar, and then trek all the way to Gokyo and Kala Patthar, proving this to be a unique trekking experience.

On the Everest - Kalapathar trek, you will also get a chance to visit the home of the legendary Sherpa people, who are based at the foothills of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), the highest peak in the world. This trek follows the highly praised trekking route through the Dudh Kosi to its source, Gokyo Lake, which sits to the west of the Everest Base Camp, giving you the benefit to summit Gokyo Peak (5,483 m) and get a fantastic panoramic view of Cho Oyo, Everest, and Makalu.

As we cross Cho La pass and return back to Lukla, we follow the route through Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, down to Tengboche monastery, Khumjung village, Namche Bazar and Lukla. Enjoy the breath-taking views of Everest, including several other similar peaks and explore the Buddhists monasteries located at the world's highest elevation.

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IS THIS TRIP FOR ME?

  • This trek was created for the bold adventurer. Because this is a 20 day long journey with many ascents and descents through potentially inclement weather, one needs to be prepared for the health implications of this kind of voyage. This trek is for those who have substantial experience trekking in similar natural environments and is only for those who are in top notch physical condition. It is recommended that anybody choosing to go on this trip consults with his or her physician beforehand.
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Price
  • Dates
  • Accommodation
  • Things to Carry
  • Travel Tips
  • Terms & Conditions

Highlights

  • Be awe-inspired by multiple panoramic views of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks and lakes on this trek
  • Various wildlife encounters with rare animals, birds, plants and trees native to the Himalayas
  • Find your zen as you pass through multiple monasteries nestled in the mountains such as the Tengboche Monastery
  • Interact with the friendly and warm-hearted Sherpa people and get a chance to learn about their culture, history, and Buddhist way of life
  • Stunning views of the super Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa glacier, and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas
Start of Tour

Kathmandu

End of Tour

Monzo

  • Day 1Arrive Kathmandu (1,345m/4,413 ft)
    • Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of the ancient Mountain Kingdom of Nepal. Kathmandu has the air of a medieval city with a maze of narrow streets, wooden temples and beautifully decorated palaces. Once you arrive at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative. Please look for the signage of Trip360 with your name on it after you collect your luggage and exit from the Arrivals Terminal Hall. Our representative will then escort you to the hotel.
      Upon arrival at the hotel, guests will be provided welcome drinks along with the room key after checking in. We'll then have a trek briefing, followed by dinner.

    • Meals - None (Meals on your own)
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  • Day 2Kathmandu - Lukla (2,800m/9,186 ft) - Phakding (2,610m/8,563 ft)
    • Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the airport in Kathmandu for a scenic 30-minute flight to Lukla. The airport guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610 m). There will be some time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sorts and loads trekking equipment and baggage. The trek starts with a descent to Dudh Koshi River, from where the wider trail leads us to the village of Ghat (2,550 m), and then to Phakding on an easy-paced walk.

    • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Day 3Phakding - Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,286 ft)
    • Walking along the shores of Dudh Koshi, we get to cross the serene river many times on exhilarating suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags. A little further, we enter Sagarmatha National Park from where the trail climbs steeply with picturesque sights. After trekking for a few hours, we reach Namche Bazaar, also known as the "Gateway of Everest."

    • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Day 4Namche Bazar
    • In order to acclimatise to the altitude gained and the thinner air, we spend a day in Namche Bazaar. There are several quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries in this town, which also happens to be the largest in the Everest region. We pay a visit to the museum nearby known for its traditional artefacts that showcase the Sherpa culture. We also hike to Syangboche Airport, from where we can see rewarding vistas with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the Himalayan panorama, or participate in a hike during the day to Thamo.

    • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Day 5Namche Bazar - Kyanjuma
    • We climb uphill to Syangboche airstrip and drop down to the Khunde Hospital. After a visit to Khunde Hospital, we walk ahead via the Sir Edmund Hillary School to Khumjung Monastery, where the group can see a Yeti scalp. We continue our trek down to Kyanjuma and spend the night at a local teahouse.

    • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Day 6Kyanjuma - Dole (4200m)
    • The trail climbs steeply out of valley through rhododendron forest. Juniper and large conifers start to appear as the elevation increases, which makes the trek very pristine in the spring. We will descend to Phortse Tenga and then climb uphill until we reach Dole.

    • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Day 7Dole - Machherma (4,470m/14,665 ft)
    • The trail passes through Yak Kharkas and summer settlements. The views of Khumbi La and Tawache are magnificent throughout the day. We climb a ridge for an excellent view, both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho Oyu, and then descend to a river before we climb steeply to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpz glacier. We will reach Machherma by early afternoon and the rest of the day will be spent resting.

    • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Day 8Machhermo - Gokyo (4,790m/15,715 ft)
    • The trek today takes us to one of our main destinations, Gokyo (4,790 m). We will make this camp our base for 2 nights, as we will have couple of sightseeing and hiking trips around Gokyo.

    • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Day 9Gokyo - GokyoRi (5,438m/17,841 ft) - Gokyo (4,790m/15,715 ft)
    • Early in the morning, we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5,483 m. There are ample rewards for those who attempt this trip; you get stunning views of the super Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa glacier, and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, including the giants Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. After this, we will descend back to the guesthouse for breakfast and rest during the afternoon.

    • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Day 10Gokyo - Thangna (4,500m/14,764 ft)
    • We continue our trek to the foot of Cho La pass for our overnight stay at a guesthouse through the Ngozumpa glacier.

    • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Day 11Thangna - Dzongla (4,710m/15,453ft)
    • We start before sunrise at 4 or 5am to reach the pass by 9 - 10 am and dodge the bad weather conditions of the noontime. We cross over at an altitude of 5,300 m, where we could be exposed to strong winds if we are crossing too late. We start to climb a steep path that is regularly used and easy to follow; however, problems may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes havoc while crossing the pass if it is covered by snow. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent views. We descend to Dzongla at noon.

    • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Day 12Dzongla - Lobuche (4,910m/16,109 ft)
    • A rather easy and short trekking route will take us to Lobuche after 4 hours.

    • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Day 13Lobuche - EBC (5,365m/17,602 ft) - Gorakshep (5,180m/16,995 ft)
    • After the glacier, you climb two terraced hills, the first of which runs along the glacier, then cuts across the mountain flank and the moraine. You start a gentle incline on the left from an ablation valley and climb this gentle slope to the French Pass (5,360 m). A great vista opens up from the French Pass and you will be able to see Mukut Himal (6,328 m), Tashi Kang (6,386 m) and Sita Chuchura (6,611 m), all of which surround the Hidden Valley. To the south is Tukche Peak (6,920 m), and beyond this is the massive peak of Dhaulagiri I. From the French Pass you continue along the right edge of the Hidden valley, losing a little altitude to the Thapa Pass (5,250 m) which sits between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6,012 m). Descending from the Thapa Pass you will make it to the camp at 5,200m.

    • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Day 14Gorakshep - Kala Patthar (5,555m/18,225 ft) - Dingboche (4,350m/14,272 ft)
    • This will be one of the most difficult, yet rewarding, days of the trek. Most of the morning is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patthar, which is a small peak by Himalayan standards at 5,555 m. The ascent is demanding, but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama. Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29,028ft (8,848m), towers directly ahead and on all the other sides we can see the other giants including Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorakshep, a tiny hamlet at 5,180 m, then trek down to Periche.

    • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Day 15Dingboche - Luwishasa (Tashinga) (4400m)
    • From Periche we take a slightly different route down to Orsho then to Pangboche village. Here, we will find the oldest monastery in the region, which contains what is said to be the scalp and bones of a Yeti! Leaving the mountains behind, our descent takes us through the Tengboche Monastery at an elevation of 3,860 m before continuing back to Luwishasa (Tashinga).

    • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Day 16Luwishasa (Tashinga) (4400m) - Monzo
    • We continue climbing up to Kyanjuma and trek to Namche Bazaar. After spending some time here, we drop down to Monzo.

    • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Day 17Monzo - Lukla (2,800m/9,186 ft)
    • Finally, we return to Lukla where we started our trek, which might seem like a lifetime ago. We'll spend some time enjoying and reflecting on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. We also have some spare time to explore the town some more.

    • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Day 18Lukla - Kathmandu (1,345m/4,413 ft)
    • Today we fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla, and during the flight we will enjoy some last-minute glimpses of the mountains. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you can rest, relax and go sightseeing throughout the day.

    • Meals - Breakfast
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  • Day 19Kathmandu
    • Meals - Breakfast
    • <p> This will be a free day in Kathmandu reserved for exploration. You are free to go souvenir shopping, visit the spa and explore more of the city. If you have the luxury of time, you can extend your trip to include bungee jumping, rafting, mountain biking, an Everest mountain flight and other adventurous activities.</p>
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  • Day 20Depart Kathmandu
    • The trip concludes today. You will be dropped off at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport by our airport representative for your flight departure from Nepal.

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    • Meals - Breakfast
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Inclusions

  • 14 nights accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Single accommodation only in Kathmandu, if selected.
  • Twin/multi sharing accommodation during the trip based on availability.
  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Return internal flights between Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Experienced english speaking leader/guide.
  • Local Trekking guides (Sherpas).
  • One porter for every 2 trekkers. Individual main luggage to be restricted to 10 kg.
  • All meals during the trek.
  • Everest National Park Fee .
  • TIMS card fee.
  • Insurance for trek guide and porters.
  • Evacuation Charges if required during the course of the trek in a medical/environmental emergency.
  • Communication/Medical Equipment: 1 set of oxygen mask and 1 bottle of oxygen or portable altitude chamber for emergency purpose. Medical kit.

Exclusions

  • Any transportation to / from Kathmandu. Your tour price starts ex Kathmandu.
  • Nepal Visa Fee.
  • Entrance fees to monasteries/monuments.
  • All optional additional tours or activities during free time.
  • Transportation outside of the tour program.
  • Personal expenses, laundry, telephone calls, personal medicines, alcoholic beverages, hot water charges etc.
  • Tipping for the guides and porters (Budget approximately NPR 400-500 per day based on the service provided).
  • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned under inclusions.
  • Meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Hot water/mineral water charges
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5.0%

Price - Valid till 31 Mar 2020

Hub Single Accommodation Twin Sharing Accommodation
Ex Kathmandu 1,20,650 1,17,150
* These prices are applicable for 8-10 adventurers. But if you’re looking to venture off the beaten path with your own gang, we’ll be happy to craft an exclusive adventure for you!

Dates

Wish to go on this adventure? Just give us a shout and we’ll make it happen for you! Your dates, your budget!

Accommodation

You will stay at a range of hotels and teahouses during the duration of the trek, including the Hilltop Hotel and Panorama Point.

Things to Carry

      Head
    • Sun hat or scarf
    • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
    • Sunglasses with UV protection

      Upper Body
    • T-shirts
    • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
    • Fleece jacket or pullover
    • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
    • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
    • Down vest and/or jacket

      Hands
    • Lightweight gloves
    • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

      Lower Body
    • Under Garments
    • Hiking shorts
    • Lightweight cotton long pants
    • Light and expedition weight therma bottoms
    • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
    • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
      Feet
    • Thin, lightweight inner socks
    • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
    • Hiking boots with spare laces
    • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

      Accessories
    • Sleeping bag rated to -15 degree centigrade
    • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
    • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
    • Basic First Aid Kit
    • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
    • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
    • Trekking Poles
    • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
    • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
    • Ear Plug

      Toiletries
    • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
    • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
    • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
    • Deodorants
    • Nail clippers
    • Face and body moisturizer
    • Feminine hygiene products
    • Small mirror

      Personal Hygiene
    • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
    • Tissue /toilet roll
    • Anti bacterial hands wash

      Extras/Luxuries
    • Binoculars
    • Reading book/Trail Map/Guide book
    • Journal /Pen/Pencils and small notebooks
    • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Travel Tips

  • Type of Food

    On this trek we provide standard breakfast, lunch and dinner, tea or coffee will also be included with each meal. Your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water (extra cost to be paid) and treat with water purification pills.

  • Clothes to carry

      Head
    • Sun hat or scarf
    • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
    • Sunglasses with UV protection

      Upper Body
    • T-shirts
    • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
    • Fleece jacket or pullover
    • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
    • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
    • Down vest and/or jacket

      Hands
    • Lightweight gloves
    • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

      Lower Body
    • Under Garments
    • Hiking shorts
    • Lightweight cotton long pants
    • Light and expedition weight therma bottoms
    • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
    • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

  • Equipment Checklist

      Feet
    • Thin, lightweight inner socks
    • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
    • Hiking boots with spare laces
    • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

      Accessories
    • Sleeping bag rated to -15 degree centigrade
    • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
    • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
    • Basic First Aid Kit
    • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
    • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
    • Trekking Poles
    • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
    • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
    • Ear Plug

      Toiletries
    • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
    • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
    • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
    • Deodorants
    • Nail clippers
    • Face and body moisturizer
    • Feminine hygiene products
    • Small mirror

      Personal Hygiene
    • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
    • Tissue /toilet roll
    • Anti bacterial hands wash

      Extras/Luxuries
    • Binoculars
    • Reading book/Trail Map/Guide book
    • Journal /Pen/Pencils and small notebooks
    • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

  • Our Crew

    On tea house trek you will be accompanied by a team of local crew whose aim is to make the trek as comfortable and enjoyable as much possible. The crew consists of a trek guide/leader and a team of porters to carry all your gear. On average, there will be a ratio of one porter to every two trekkers.
    The most important thing that makes your Trek successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful trek guide and the crew members with ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Your trip will be led by experienced trek guide. All of our trekking guides/leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude.

  • Flight Information

    You will be required to arrive in Kathmandu before 12pm on Day 1. Kindly arrange your flights accordingly.

  • Luggage Info

    During the trek, your main luggage will be carried by porter or yaks. Please keep your luggage as light as possible around 12 kg. You simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket etc. You can leave your valuable items at your hotel while trekking. Many hotels have a locker system and provide a deposit slip for the valuables kept under the hotel's safekeeping. You may also leave your extra things at your hotel which is not required for your trek in your main luggage. Please note that we will provide complimentary kit bag for you before your trek starts so that you can pack all your necessary things.

  • Books to Read

    Touching My Father's Soul by Jamling Tenzing Norgay - Jamling is the son of Tenzing Norgay, one of the first two people to ever summit Mt. Everest in 1953. As Jamling follows in his father's footsteps along the same summit in 1996 with the aim to haul an IMAX camera up the summit to shoot a film, a major storm hits Everest and two commercial expeditions are dangerously trying to fight their way down the summit. Some lives are even lost. Jamling recounts the tale of their struggle, but also tells many other stories that shed light on Sherpa history and culture, and the importance of their strong Buddhist influence.

    Above All Things by Tanis Rideout - This gripping and heartbreaking story is based on George Mallory's third and final attempt at climbing Mt. Everest in 1924. It combines historical fact and imaginative fiction to tell a story that heavily focuses on Ruth Mallory's perspective. The novel volleys back and forth between both main characters and what they were experiencing in two different parts of the world all at the same time.

  • Typical Day on the Trip

    Each morning after packing our bags and having a good breakfast, we set off on the day's walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon's walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day's adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.

  • Approximate Group Size

    12 to 15 people

  • Money to carry

    10 to 15 thousand Rupees

  • Tipping

    Tour leader


    At your discretion you might also consider tipping your Tour Leader in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.


    Local crew


    Tipping is a recognized part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided. In order to make things easier for you, the Tour Leaders may organize a group's tips kitty and if this is the case, they will account for it throughout the tour. Accordingly, you should allow INR 4000.00 for tipping of trek staff, drivers, guides etc.


    Please note: The tips will be collected during the evening trek briefing.