Everest Kalapathar Trek

6 reviewsKalapathar Trek
Trip Fact:
  • Duration 16 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude5545m
  • AccommodationHotels in Kathmandu and Guest houses during trekking
  • MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and All meals during trekking
  • Trip Start/EndLukla/Lukla
  • Group Size1-30pax
  • Best SeasonMarch, April, May, September, October and November are the best months.

Embrace the thrill of the Everest Kalapathar Trek. Witness stunning panoramas of the world's highest peaks and experience the richness of Sherpa culture.

Are you an adventurer seeking a challenge that pushes your boundaries? Our Everest Kalapathar Trek is the perfect journey for you. This trail takes you to the heart of the Everest region, offering awe-inspiring views of some of the highest peaks in the world.

The Everest Kalapathar Trek is not just about the adrenaline rush. As you navigate through the picturesque landscapes, you'll witness the diverse flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park. Explore the vibrant Sherpa culture in the highland villages and visit ancient monasteries that stand as a testament to the region's rich heritage.

The trek culminates with a sunrise hike to Kala Patthar, one of the best vantage points for viewing Mount Everest. Here, you'll experience a breathtaking panorama that includes Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Pumori.

While this trek is physically demanding, we ensure your safety and comfort at every step. Our expert guides, well-versed in the region's geography and culture, will accompany you throughout the journey. With their guidance, you'll navigate the trek safely and gain deeper insights into the land you're exploring.

The Everest Kalapathar Trek is more than just a physical journey – it’s an opportunity to connect with nature on a profound level and explore the heart of the Himalayas. Take on the challenge and create memories that will last a lifetime. Embrace the thrill, the beauty, and the culture of the Everest region with us.

Everest Kalapathar Trek Highlights

  • Experience the awe-inspiring expedition to the Base Camp of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Sherpa culture and tradition, unique to the Everest region.
  • Embark on a journey to explore ancient monasteries and picturesque villages nestled in the Khumbu region.
  • Discover the splendor of Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its natural beauty.
  • Marvel at the breathtaking vista of the Khumbu glacier, a sight that will leave you spellbound.
  • Stroll through the enchanting rhododendron and pine forests that adorn the Everest region, captivating with their allure.

Weather in Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek

The Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar trek is situated within the Everest region of Nepal, characterized by a varied climate owing to its high altitude. Optimal periods for undertaking this trek are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons, as these months typically offer more stable and favorable weather conditions for trekking.

In the spring season, daytime temperatures at Everest Base Camp range from -10°C (14°F) to 10°C (50°F), with nighttime temperatures dropping as low as -20°C (-4°F). It is important to note that temperatures tend to be colder at higher elevations.

Similarly, during the autumn season, temperatures at Everest Base Camp resemble those of spring, fluctuating between -10°C (14°F) and 10°C (50°F) during the day, with nighttime temperatures reaching approximately -20°C (-4°F).

Given the highly changeable weather patterns in the Everest region, it is imperative to prepare for diverse conditions, including cold temperatures, strong winds, and potential snowfall, particularly at higher altitudes.

To ensure your safety and comfort during the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar trek, we recommend consulting reliable sources such as local weather forecast or trusted trekking companies like us for the most accurate and up-to-date weather information before embarking on your journey.

Best time for Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar Trek

The best time for the Everest Kalapathar Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. These seasons offer the most favorable weather conditions, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, making the trek more enjoyable and providing breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks. The ideal months for embarking on this trek are:

Spring (March to May): Spring is one of the most popular times to undertake the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar Trek. During this season, the weather is generally stable with mild temperatures, and the blooming rhododendron forests add vibrant colors to the landscape. The views are clear, and the chances of encountering snowfall are lower at lower altitudes. Additionally, many trekkers choose this season for the abundance of flora and the overall pleasant trekking experience.

Autumn (September to November): Autumn is another ideal time for the Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp Trek. After the monsoon season, the weather becomes stable, and the skies are clear, offering uninterrupted views of the Himalayas. The days are pleasantly warm, and the nights are cool but not too cold. The trails are dry and more accessible, making the trekking experience more comfortable. Autumn is considered the peak trekking season in Nepal, so you can expect to encounter more fellow trekkers on the route.

Both of these seasons provide an excellent opportunity to capture stunning photography, witness the beauty of the Himalayas, and enjoy cultural encounters with the local Sherpa communities along the trail. However, it's essential to plan and book your trek well in advance, especially if you are considering trekking during the peak seasons, to secure accommodations and permits.

Keep in mind that the Everest Kalapathar Trek is possible during other seasons as well, but the weather conditions can be more challenging. Winter (December to February) brings colder temperatures and occasional snowfall at higher altitudes, while the monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rain and limited visibility. Trekking during these seasons requires proper preparation, experience, and appropriate gear.

Ultimately, choosing the best time for the Everest Kalapathar and Base Camp Trek depends on your preferences and comfort level with the weather conditions. Regardless of the season, the allure of the Himalayas and the adventure that awaits in the Everest region will make your trek an unforgettable experience.


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Your unforgettable Nepal adventure begins as you touch down at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. We'll warmly welcome you and escort you to your hotel. After you've freshened up, we'll present a detailed trekking briefing. Rest up overnight at your hotel, nestled 1400m above sea level.

  • Hotel
  • 1400m

Kick start your day with a hearty breakfast, followed by a guided tour through Kathmandu Valley's spiritual and historical treasures. This includes the revered Pashupatinath Temple, the vibrant Kathmandu Durbar Square, the iconic Swayambunath (Monkey Temple), and Boudhanath, one of the world's largest Stupas. Overnight at your comfortable Kathmandu hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

Fuel up with breakfast before your exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From here, we'll commence our trek to Phakding, a journey of about 3-4 hours. On the way, marvel at the breathtaking views of Mt Nupla, Kusum Kangaru, and the Mount Kwangde Range. Spend the night at our cosy tea house in Phakding.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • 2640m

Today, our trail will wind through picturesque Sherpa villages and lush forests in the Dudh Koshi valley. Along the way, be prepared for spellbinding views of Kusum Kangru, Thamserku, Everest, and Nuptse. Your comfortable hotel in the bustling Namche Bazaar awaits you.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • 3440m

Take a leisurely day to acclimate in Namche Bazaar. Embark on a short, thrilling hike to Khumjung, visit the vibrant local market and Sherpa village, and soak in panoramic views of Himalayan giants including Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, and more. Overnight in Namche.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • 3440m

We'll embark on a journey from Namche, following the Dudh Koshi River and trekking through a steep trail to Tengboche. Overnight in a warm, inviting tea house in Tengboche, situated at an elevation of 3864m.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • 3864m

Today, we venture through beautiful Rhododendron forests and the vibrant Imja valley to reach Dingboche, also known as the "summer valley". En route, enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, and other towering peaks.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • 4350m

As we rise to the bright Himalayan morning in Dingboche, popularly known as the 'Summer Valley', we prepare ourselves for a day designed for acclimatization and exploration. Acclimatizing is essential in our journey to ensure we adjust to the altitude and prevent any mountain sickness.

After breakfast, we take advantage of this rest day by undertaking a morning hike up to Chukhung, a small summer settlement. The hike is fairly moderate but gives you an impressive view of the valley and its surrounding peaks. The climb rewards you with a captivating panorama of the Imja Khola valley and the stunning array of peaks bordering Tibet. Here, we are surrounded by a grand amphitheater of mountains - Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Island Peak, and the Lhotse Shar glacier.

After immersing in the spectacular views, we return to Dingboche for lunch. Post-lunch, you have the option of visiting the local monastery, famous for its mythical Yeti scalp and hand, adding a touch of intrigue to your adventure.

This day also presents an opportunity to interact with the Sherpa community, delve into their unique culture, traditions, and lifestyle that have remained mostly untouched by the outer world. You might also witness how they have adapted to the harsh conditions of high altitudes and yet managed to thrive in harmony with nature.

The rest of the day is free to relax, read, or stroll around the village, absorbing the tranquil atmosphere and beautiful mountain landscapes. Savor a hearty dinner as the last light of the day fades, and the clear night sky unveils a sparkling display of stars, possibly the clearest you've ever seen. The tranquility of Dingboche and the starlit sky make for a perfect end to your day of rest. Overnight in Dingboche.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • 4350m

With a good breakfast under your belt, we'll journey to Lobuche, starting with a steep hike up to a yak farm. From here, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of Tawache Peak and Cholatse peak before the trail ascends to the Khumbu Glacier and finally to Lobuche.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • 4930m

The much-awaited day arrives! After a nourishing breakfast, we begin our trek towards Gorakshep. The trails are rocky and sometimes even covered in ice, making the journey both challenging and thrilling. Along the way, the Khumbu Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in Nepal, greets us with its chilling yet awe-inspiring presence.

Upon reaching Gorakshep, a small settlement sitting at the edge of a frozen lakebed, we refuel ourselves with a quick bite before marching towards our ultimate goal: Everest Base Camp (EBC). The path from Gorakshep to EBC is adorned with prayer flags whispering the sagas of brave mountaineers who embarked on the audacious journey of summiting the world's tallest peak.

Finally, as we step on the grounds of Everest Base Camp, the feeling is euphoric. The camp, surrounded by Himalayan giants, buzzes with an infectious energy of achievement. Take some time here to revel in the success of reaching the base of Mt. Everest, at an elevation of 5,357m. Capture the magical vistas of Khumbu Icefall, Khumbu Glacier, and towering peaks like Mt. Pumori, Khumbutse, among others. You may also spot the brightly colored tents of expedition groups, a spectacle that adds color to the otherwise icy landscape.

After spending memorable moments at the base camp, we start our return trek to Gorakshep. The journey back is no less beautiful, with the vastness of the Himalayas providing an excellent backdrop for introspection. Upon reaching Gorakshep, we wind down for the day, giving our bodies a well-deserved rest, reminiscing about the incredible journey to the base of the highest point on earth, and preparing for the return journey that lies ahead. Overnight at Gorakshep.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • 5357m

Wake up before dawn today, as we embark on our journey to Kala Patthar, the highest point on our trek. Kala Patthar, translated as "Black Rock," offers an unobstructed panorama of Mt. Everest and its neighboring peaks. This early morning trek might challenge you with its steep ascent and thin air, but the reward at the top outweighs every hardship.

As we reach the summit of Kala Patthar at 5,545m, witness the first rays of sun striking the snow-capped peaks, painting a picture of a magical golden landscape. The breathtaking vista from this vantage point is one of the most splendid in the entire Himalayan range. Marvel at the sweeping views of the world's highest peak - Mt. Everest (8,848m), along with other magnificent peaks such as Khumbutse (6,639m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m), Mt. Nuptse (7,864m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,814m), Cholatse Peak, Tawache Peak, and Mt. Pumori. Take some time to capture these spectacular scenes in your memory and your camera before we start our descent to Gorakshep.

After a hearty breakfast at Gorakshep, we set off towards Pheriche, a charming village known for its Dugla Memorial, a tribute to the climbers who've lost their lives on Everest. Our descent follows the same trail that we took up, but offers a different perspective, as we admire the valleys, the extensive glacier moraines, and the rhododendron forests from a height. This downhill trek is a time to reflect on the grandeur of the mountains and the humbling effect they impose on us.

Upon reaching Pheriche, we settle into our teahouse accommodation. Soak in the tranquil atmosphere, refresh yourself, and rest your tired muscles. Cherish the memories of the day, from the beautiful sunrise at Kala Patthar to the peaceful descent, and look forward to another day of Himalayan adventure. Overnight stay at Pheriche.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • 4252m

After breakfast, we'll descend to the village of Pangboche, home to the region's oldest monastery, which is rumored to house Yeti relics. After crossing the Dudh Koshi River, we'll journey through a pine and juniper forest to Tengboche village, before returning to Namche Bazaar for the night.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • 3440m

On the last day of our trek, we'll descend sharply to Lukla, following the Dudh Koshi River. As the sun sets, bask in the warmth of the last mountain sunset of this exhilarating journey. Overnight in Lukla.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • 2810m

Catch a morning flight back to Kathmandu, soaking in the scenic views one last time. We'll transfer you to your hotel for some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

Awake to a relaxed morning in the vibrant city of Kathmandu. This day is an open canvas for you to paint with the colors of your own desires. After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, you have an entire day to explore the city's bustling streets and hidden corners at your own pace.

Consider visiting the local markets, such as Ason Bazaar or Thamel. These bustling marketplaces are perfect for shopping for souvenirs. You can find a vast array of Nepalese arts and crafts, traditional clothing, and exquisite jewelry. Don't forget to bargain to get the best deals. Thamel is also home to numerous bookstores, cafes, and restaurants that offer everything from traditional Nepalese cuisine to international dishes.

If you're a history or architecture enthusiast, visit the numerous other UNESCO World Heritage Sites that Kathmandu has to offer. These may include Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, both boasting beautifully crafted temples, idols, open courts, and artistic historical monuments.

For a more tranquil experience, consider visiting the Garden of Dreams, a neoclassical garden with beautifully manicured lawns, fountains, and pavilions. It's an ideal spot to unwind and escape the city's hustle and bustle.

Alternatively, you might want to try a Nepalese cooking class or a yoga session, both widely available across the city. These activities can provide a fun and insightful way to engage with the local culture.

As evening falls, treat yourself to a delightful dinner at one of Kathmandu's top restaurants, perhaps trying a traditional Dal Bhat Thali or the delectable momos.

After a fulfilling day exploring Kathmandu, retire to your hotel for a peaceful night's sleep. This leisure day allows you to recover from the trek, while also immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of culture, history, and life that Kathmandu has to offer. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

After a farewell breakfast, the Dream Heaven Adventure Team will accompany you to Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight home. Goodbye and safe travels, until we meet again!

  • Breakfast

Trip Map

Everest Kalapathar Trek map

Cost Details


  • International and Domestic Airport transfer
  • Kathmandu hotel including breakfast ( 4 nights )
  • Kathmandu full day city tour ( including professional city tour guide and private car)
  • Flight for Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.
  • Hotel/Accomodation in tea house ( in the trek)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), while trekking
  • Professional trekking guide ( including his all expences)
  • Strong porter for entire trek ( including his all expences)
  • National entry permit and Khumbu rural municipality entry fee
  • First aid kit ( guide will carry)
  • Equipments for the staff
  • Office service charges and all necessary government taxes


  • Your Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal related expenses (battery recharge, hot shower etc)
  • Tips for the staff
  • Drinks related expences - alcoholic and soft drinks, mineral/hote water etc.
  • Others expenses  ( if any)

Good to Know

Accommodation and Meals on EBC and Kalapathar Trek

During the Everest Kalapathar Trek, you'll rest in comfortable teahouses and lodges strategically located along the trekking route. These accommodations provide a warm and welcoming ambiance, making you feel at home amidst the Himalayan wilderness.

Teahouses are a quintessential part of the trekking experience in Nepal. They offer basic but cozy rooms with twin beds and shared bathroom facilities. As you unwind after a day of trekking, you'll find these teahouses to be a great place to connect with fellow trekkers, share stories, and bask in the camaraderie that forms during such an adventure.

Meals during the trek are nourishing and designed to fuel your body for the challenges ahead. Our packages include three meals a day, providing a taste of both local and international cuisine. Savor delicious traditional Nepali dishes like dal bhat (rice and lentil soup), momos (steamed dumplings), and thukpa (noodle soup). Additionally, you'll find western options such as pasta, pancakes, and sandwiches to cater to different preferences.

We prioritize the use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients, making your dining experience not only delightful but also an opportunity to support the local communities. Our experienced trekking staff ensures that the meals are hygienically prepared, taking into consideration any dietary preferences or restrictions you may have.

Permits and Logistics for Kalapathar and EBC Trek

As part of our Everest Kalapathar Trek Package, we take care of all the necessary permits and logistics, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience for you.

To enter Sagarmatha National Park and the Everest region, you'll need a Sagarmatha National Park Permit. This permit contributes to the conservation efforts in the area and allows you to enjoy the pristine beauty of the park. Additionally, a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card and Local khumbu municipalityKhumbu municipality permit required for your safety and tracking purposes.

Our team will handle the permit application process on your behalf, so you can focus on preparing for the trek and embracing the adventure ahead. Rest assured that all necessary paperwork will be taken care of, leaving you with more time to soak in the beauty of the Himalayas.

In terms of logistics, we provide a well-organized itinerary with planned accommodations, transportation arrangements, and daily trekking routes. Our experienced guides will lead the way, ensuring you follow the best routes to optimize your experience and safety. With us, you'll have a dedicated support team to take care of all the arrangements, allowing you to focus on enjoying the journey to its fullest.

Safety and Preparations for your Everest Kalapathar Trek

Your safety is our paramount concern throughout the Everest Kalapathar Trek. We take every precaution to ensure you have a secure and enjoyable trekking experience.

Before the trek, our experienced guides conduct comprehensive briefings, sharing vital information about the route, potential challenges, and safety guidelines. You'll receive guidance on altitude sickness prevention, acclimatization techniques, and recognizing symptoms that require attention.

During the trek, our guides will carefully monitor your well-being and adjust the pace to accommodate acclimatization. They are well-versed in recognizing signs of altitude-related issues and are prepared to respond appropriately to any medical concerns.

We provide a well-stocked first-aid kit and communication devices for emergencies. Our team is trained in wilderness first-aid and is capable of handling minor injuries and providing necessary assistance until professional help is available.

Prior to the trek, we recommend engaging in physical fitness preparation to enhance your overall experience. Cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking practice are beneficial in preparing your body for the rigors of high-altitude trekking.

Rest assured that we prioritize your safety at every step of the journey, making the Everest Kalapathar Trek an enriching and secure adventure that you can cherish for a lifetime.

Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek Difficulty

The Everest Base Camp Kalapathar trek poses a moderate to challenging level of difficulty for individuals with a moderate to good level of fitness. On a daily basis, participants typically engage in walking for approximately 4 to 6 hours over a period of 12 days, allowing for rest days to facilitate acclimatization. With a reasonable level of fitness, it is possible to undertake this trek while carrying personal backpacks; however, the presence of porters can alleviate the physical demands. It is important to note that technical climbing skills are not required for this trek.

Nonetheless, it is crucial to exercise caution and avoid ascending too rapidly, as it can lead to altitude sickness. Certain sections of the Everest Base Camp trek involve steep ascents to higher elevations.

The total distance covered during our Everest Base Camp trek was approximately 120 km (75 miles), which translates to an average of 15 km per day over a span of two weeks. It should be emphasized that the terrain is not flat, and as is typical of treks in Nepal, there are frequent ascents and descents. While exceptional physical fitness is not a prerequisite for covering this distance, the high altitude significantly increases the level of challenge.

The journey commences at an elevation of 2800m and involves a further approximate ascent of 2400m, culminating in reaching base camp at an altitude of 5,364 m (17,598 ft). The level of difficulty experienced during the Everest Base Camp trek is influenced by factors such as the weight of one's backpack, which can be eased by employing the assistance of a porter, as well as the prevailing season, as adverse weather conditions can make the trek more arduous and uncomfortable.

Client Reviews

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    Sara MooreUnited Kingdom |December 15, 2021

    14 day Everest Case Camp/Kalapathar

    My husband and I booked 14 Days Everest Base Camp trek with Dream Heaven. The booking process was easy, Mr. Suman was very keen in our every questions regarding the trek, every reply was prompt.

    Our guide Hupi was very attentive throughout the trek, he was being very funny and helpful. He was knowledgeable about the area and Mountain. This is the trip of a lifetime. Enjoyed our trip very much and the trip was beyond the expectation.

  • Helen Jing
    Helen JingSingapore |January 23, 2019

    EBC Trek Lifetime Adventure

    We just completed 10 days customized Everest base camp kalapathar trek with Dream Himalayan Adventures! All the staffs in DHA were amazing. Suman was extremely prompt in answering of all our queries.

    And our guide Sham was very knowledgeable; everything was taken care of, provides us very good lodges during the trek. We had so much fun and the view was an amazing. Everything was well planned, could not recommend Dream Himalayan highly enough.

  • Michael Phillips
    Michael PhillipsAustralia |December 18, 2018

    12 day Mt Everest base camp/kalapathar trek

    I would like to say from the very first point of contact Suman was extremely helpful in organizing our trek. Everything was seamless. Our guide Huparaj and our porter Manoj made our trek enjoyable and Huparaj was warm, personal, motivational and very very knowledgeable of the Himalaya's.

    Everything was well planned and catered for. I can't speak highly enough of Suman and the team at Dream Heaven Adventure, you made a incredible adventure perfect.

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    Andrew WatkinsonAustralia |November 28, 2018

    Customised small group trekking

    Wow, this was great. I normally check around but when my husband Andrew made the first email enquiry Suman replied promptly, as he did for many emails and questions about trekking from Jiri to Kala Pattar. We learned to trust Dream Heaven Adventure was responsive in the way we are used to with good companies in Australia.

    We were able to customize the trek to meet our own specific needs and developed an itinerary which allowed for extra acclimatization days.

    The guide and porter Suman provided for us were wonderful, always looking after us whether it be on the trail, or finding the best teahouses to stay at.

    Suman has developed a great trekking company which meets the particular needs of his clients as he helps tailor the right trip whether travelling solo, as a couple or in small groups.

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    Gilbert LeeMalaysia |July 30, 2018

    Wonderful trek to EBC

    Had a wonderful experience and great time in the trip. Our guide Raj and porter Rabin were so nice. Raj, great knowledgeable person, who knows very well about the region, locals and history/culture. We could not finish this trip without Raj, I was absolutely amazed with all arrangements.

    Suman was truly helpful person, prompt in answering my questions since I contact him. We first met him in Kathmandu, and he was very keen to organize our trip very well. Thanks all for making our adventure fun.

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