Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar Trek 15 Days

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Country Nepal Max-Altitude 18,209 ft
Trip StartKathmandu Trip End Kathmandu
Group Size Min 2, Max 12
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu and full board meals during the trek
Accommodation 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu and standard teahouse in Mountain
Per Person $ 2,290 USD
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    Our favorite trek to reach the Mt Everest Base Camp!

     

    This itinerary is atop most trekkers’ bucket list! A timeless classic, it offers a unique travel experience as you trek through rugged terrain, explore quaint Sherpa villages, and traverse beautiful forests, cultivated fields, & glacial moraines. Perhaps the best part of the trip are the incredible views of Everest from atop Kalapathar. For the grand finale, your group will arrive at the iconic Everest Base Camp!

     

    The adventure begins with a scenic mountainous flight to Lukla – the gateway to the Everest. The flight serves up spectacular views of lush valleys and high mountains. You’ll enjoy the warm hospitality of the Sherpa community and continue on to Namche via unique suspension bridges that cross the narrow gorge of the Dudh Koshi river. Next, discover unique Buddhist culture through ancient monasteries and get glimpses of magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse and other surrounding peaks.

     

    This Everest Base Camp trek difficulty is relatively moderate as compared to other Himalayan trekking routes in Nepal.

     

    Our approach is designed to help you successfully complete the trek. We ensure that trip leaders are experienced and understand the importance of having awesome guides! As our company is owned by a medical professional, we take safety seriously and have built in time to acclimatize in both Namche and Dingboche. Furthermore our guides are properly trained in the latest US-level safety protocols for high altitude sickness.

     

    This is the right trek for you if you’re looking for a fun, unforgettable, and challenging way to see Everest! Contact us to learn more!

    Why Do Trekkers Like You Love This Itinerary?

    • It’s Everest done right. That means attention to details and crafted specifically for your needs.
    • Our itinerary takes acclimatization seriously. It’s important and we never take shortcuts when it comes to your health.
    • Staff carry a first-aid kit, oxygen, and oximeter for the safest trekking experience
    • We ensure that all trips are led by local guides who know the mountains well
    • All trips include full porterage (1 Porter for every 2 Trekkers). This allows you to fully explore and enjoy the trail!
    • Our group sizes never exceed 12 members to ensure better, more personalized service
    • Important trekking gear, such as a down jacket, sleeping bag, and duffel bag are provided free of charge
    • This trip is hassle-free from booking through to completion. All ground transportation and domestic flights are included.
    • Emergency evacuation is readily available in case of any unforeseen emergencies
    • You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the trek!

    When Is The Best Time To Go

    Although open year round, we recommend going during either Spring (March to May) or Autumn (September to November). During these times, you have the best chance of favorable weather conditions and should get some amazing views throughout the trip. The temperatures are relatively moderate and you’ll likely avoid the fog and haze of monsoon season as well as the frigid winter conditions.

    Is This The Right Trip For You?

    • It is a moderately hard 11-day trek reaching a maximum altitude of 18,209 ft (5,550 m)
    • Expect to walk 6-7 hours each day with daily ascends of about 1,300- 2,300 ft (400-700 m)
    • Suitable for anyone with moderate fitness level, from a beginner trekkers to experienced adventurers. High altitude is the most challenging factor but we factor in time to acclimatize
    • Past hiking experience would be favorable, though technical skills are not required
    • We recommend jogging and exercising daily for at least 6 months prior to the start of your trip and provide suggested guidelines to train for this specific trek

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    What’s Included

    Price Includes
    • Airport transfers to/from hotel
    • 3-star deluxe hotel with breakfast, 3 nights in Kathmandu
    • Standard & comfortable, clean & hygienic teahouse accommodation during the trek
    • All accommodations on twin-sharing basis
    • Breakfasts in Kathmandu, full board meals during the trek (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
    • Guided excursions with local, fully trained, certified, English speaking professional trek leader, assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
    • Sherpa porters for carrying luggage. (2 trekker: 1 porter)
    • Staff salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and accommodation
    • All ground transportation in comfortable private vehicle(s)
    • Round trip domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
    • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, T-Shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip)
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit)
    • All taxes payable to central and state governments
    • Farewell dinner
    What's Not Included
    • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
    • Extra night accommodation, if required (in Kathmandu)
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Any optional activities other than above included the ones during the free time
    • International flights
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Tips for staff
    • Services not mentioned in the ‘Trip Cost Included’ section
    • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower etc.
    • Lodging and dining in Kathmandu, in case of early arrival than the scheduled date from the trek

    Travelers Review

    Alexis Blanc
    Alexis Blanc

    France

    This was my first trekking experience and my god it was fantastic I decided to experience this EBC trek and read More

    Traveled to Nepal Solo from Apr 03 - Apr-17 2018
    Jigisha Patel
    Jigisha Patel

    United States

    Adventurous trekking to this part of the world can be daunting to plan for. The Extollo staff was available throughout read More

    Traveled to Nepal in group of 25 from Mar 15 - Mar-29 2019
    Fabian Haas
    Fabian Haas

    United States

    It was really a wonderful experience. I had this Everest Luxury Trek with Helicopter tour last April with my family, read More

    Traveled to Nepal Solo from Apr 09 - Apr-16 2018

    Detailed Itinerary

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    Note: “Extollo Adventures reserves the right to amend the itinerary in case of unforeseen circumstances: weather conditions, flight delays and cancellations, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc, can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The tour leader will, and can make the changes for safety reasons and also to improve the trip as well as your experience. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, so one needs to be flexible, if required.”

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    Accommodation and meals

    While you travel, we will follow two types of accommodations. You will spend 3 nights in Kathmandu at deluxe 3-star hotel and 11 nights in standard, clean and comfortable tea-houses during the trek. All accommodations for Everest Base Camp with Kala Patthar Trek will be on a twin-sharing basis. Single supplement will be provided on request, at an additional cost ($490 USD). However, single supplement may not be feasible all the time especially at higher elevations above Namche Bazaar.


    During our Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar Trek, you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well as the common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner are served from the tea-houses or from a lodge menu where you spend the night. Whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking whereas only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu. There will also be a Farewell Dinner hosted by Extollo Adventures upon your return from the successful excursion.

    Important notes ( Read before you book )

    Some important things to know before you go.
    • Visa & Passport Information

      All foreign nationals are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese Visa can be obtained either prior to your arrival at a Nepalese embassy abroad or on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport. It can be also secured at entry points at Nepalese borders.

      • Your Passport must be at least 6 months valid
      • Use your passport details to enter information on your visa application
      • Bring at least 3 recent passport photos (for your Nepal Visa, Trekking permit, etc.)
      • Following are the fees either in US dollars cash or the equivalent Nepalese currency:
        Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25
        Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40

      Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100

      You can use this full address while filling up your visa application:

      Street: Amrit Marg

      House No.:
      Ward No: 19
      VDC/Municipality: Kathmandu
      District: Kathmandu
      Country: Nepal

      For further information please visit: http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa

    • Flight Delays in Kathmandu/Lukla

      Flights between Lukla and Kathmandu are generally reliable, though bad weather conditions may cause flight delay or even cancellation. In such scenario, Extollo Adventures will attempt to get you on a chartered helicopter to avoid flight delays. All additional cost would be your responsibility which could be $400 USD or more depending on the number of people on the flight.

      We already schedule one extra day into your trip as a buffer day in Kathmandu in case of such flight delays or cancellations. However, we also suggest you add a couple of additional days at the end of your trip in case of any delays.

    • Travel Insurance

      It is mandatory for joining any of
      the Extollo Adventures trips is that all clients must be insured, it is
      strongly recommended that the policy also covers personal liability,
      cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We require
      that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency
      repatriation. There could be comprehensive expenses that might incur due to
      medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue,
      and treatment costs). Please note that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

    • Extra Expenses and Exclusions

      Extra personal expenses on the trip may include showering, recharging batteries, bottled/boiled water, soda, alcoholic beverages, tipping, visa fees, recreational expenses and other services not listed. Typically trekkers spend around $10 to $20 USD on a daily basis. Following are the items with extra costs during the trek:

      • All the meals (B/L/D) are included in the trek but only breakfast is included while you are in Kathmandu thus, lunch and dinner may cost you $10-15 USD per meal.
      • Tip for the guide and porter after the trek which maybe around 8-10% of your trip cost.
      • Drinking water can cost between $1 and $4 a bottle in the mountains (it gets more expensive towards base camp). Or you may bring water tablets and treat the water during the trek, which costs around $2.
      • Other services like wifi ($3 to $5 per hour), hot showers ($4 to $6) and charging electric devices ($1 to $3 an hour) are available in few tea houses.
      • In case of unforeseen events like bad weather conditions and eventual flight cancellations, you are responsible for extra hotel nights and meals in Kathmandu or Lukla.
      • For the visa fees, please check Visa and Passport Information.
    • Solo Travelers

      Generally, we do not charge solo travelers any extra charge. You will be paired up with another traveler of same gender and hotel room will be provided on twin sharing basis in Kathmandu. On request, you will be provided a single room in Kathmandu with an extra charge. Similarly, you will need to share a room with same gender group member in tea houses during the trek. Upon request and if available we can arrange private rooms during trekking with a small single supplement charge.

    Additional Information

    Have you read our ‘Trip FAQs’?
    We have answered your each and every possible question; kindly have a glance through them.

    If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip, please feel free to contact us by email or call us call us anytime at locations and numbers convenient for you from the list attached above.

    Recent Trip Reviews

    5 - Based on 16 Reviews

    A trip of a life time

    Traveler: Viswan, Country: United States

    We contacted Extollo Adventures thru a common friend. We were picked up promptly by the Tour guide and taken to Hotel Shankar (a beautiful hotel in Kathmandu). Later, after all the members arrived, we were briefed about the coming trek. Maps, down jackets and sleeping bags were distributed along with a sherpa bag. Rishi ji was our tour guide. He was fantastic, a very patient and cheerful Gorkha leader. He took exceptional care during the trip, always keeping an eyered more

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    Awesome!

    Traveler: Sri Kiran Pothamshetty, Country: United States

    Excellent organization by EXTOLLO Adventures. The trek is simply out of the world. Each day brings new experiences and joy. A must do on anyone’s bucket list!

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    Journey to remember for Lifetime

    Traveler: Reshma Patel, Country: United States

    From the start to the end of my journey Extollo staff was there to guide me through my trek. They were very thorough in explaining the details of trek and what we should bring. They were very caring for each of the trekking team to ensure we slept and ate the way we should. They were also well prepared for most issues as they came up. I would like to recommend our guide Rishi whom always had a smile onred more

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