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Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek17 Days

(3) Review(s)
Minimum Participants 1 Pax
Mode of Travel Adventures
Accommodation Tea House
Meals Full board on trek & BB Plan in city
Transportation Private vehicle/flight or public vehicle

trip Overview

Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek is a trek to the northeast part of Nepal or the Everest region. It is one of the most popular and adventurous trekking sites in Nepal and ranks in the top 4th best trekking area worldwide by Lonely Planet.

This trek is a lifetime experience and the popular trekking side among trekkers. The main attractive part of this trekking is Mount Everest and Buddhist monasteries, the unique lifestyle, and breathtaking views of Mt Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kantega, and many other snow-capped peaks as well. The most famous Glacier in the world “Khumbu Glacier” also lies in this trekking region.

Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek with Nepal Dream Path goes through Namche and Tengboche, Dingboche and Lobuche then head toward Everest Base Camp. This adventurous trek starts with a scenic flight to Lukla at 2,830 meters, the gateway to Mt. Everest. From here, the trek follows farms and traditional Buddhist villages with overwhelming views of the snow-capped peaks. Then, you will trek to Kalapathar for the outstanding breathtaking panoramic stunning views of the peaks. Nevertheless, you can also witness and walk over the glaciers. The entire trek leads through the heartland of the Sherpa people, the inhabitants of the highland.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1,340m] and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: 
Sightseeing Tour around world heritage sites of Kathmandu.
Day 03: 
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding [2,650m][45 mins fly & 3-4 hrs walk]
Day 04:
 Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 05: 
Rest Day at Namche Bazaar. 
Day 06: 
Trek to Tengboche [3,867m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 07: 
Trek to Dingboche [4,358m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 08:
 Rest day at Dingboche.
Day 09: 
Trek to Lobuche [4,928m] [5 hrs walk].
Day 10: 
Trek to Gorakshep [5,160m] & Explore Everest Base Camp & back to Gorakshep [5,160m] [6-7 hrs walk]
Day 11: 
Morning hike to Kalapathar [5,555m] and to Pheriche [4,243m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 12:
 Trek to Tengboche [3867m][5 hrs walk].
Day 13:
 Trek to Monjo [2,835m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 14: 
Trek to Lukla [5 hrs walk].
Day 15: 
Fly Lukla-Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 16: 
Free day at leisure sightseeing tour on request.
Day 17: 
Transfer to the airport for international departure.

Detail Itinerary

30m drive BB plan Hotel/resort

At Kathmandu international airport  Nepal Dream Path Treks staff will transfer you to your Hotel. Nepal Dream Path Treks staff or guide will brief you on the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, do's and don’ts with related information you might require while in Nepal with us.

10am - 4pm BB plan Hotel/resort

Well-informed half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and including places of interest. Depart the hotel for guided sightseeing at places of interest.

[Note: This day is completely optional. We can skip this day from the itinerary as per your interest.]

45m fly & 3 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

Morning transfer to the domestic airport and board the small twin otter or similar plane for the scenic flight to Lukla. You will have time to explore at Lukla, while the Sherpa crew sort and divide the load. Lunch depends upon the arrival time either in Lukla or a few hours of treks further en route to Phakding. The first-day trek on the gradual path all the way, with few downhill and ups offering views of Mt. Kusum-Kanguru 6,369m, 2-3 hrs of gradual walk brings you to Phakding village for the overnight stop.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

Namche Bazaar, with a pleasant walk on the river bed until the last bridge over the Imjatse River, from here trekking along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar with grand views of Kwande peak, Kusum Kanguru  & Mt. Everest with Nuptse wall, Lhotse and the closer view of Taweche peak can be seen all the way up, another hour walk up reaches to Namche Bazaar, the colorful houses are situated in an amphitheater landscape.

A rest day with a short walk for acclimatization to Sagarmatha National Park Headquarters. A panoramic view spot on top of Namche Bazaar with surrounding snow-capped mountains, and valleys scenery. Also, visit the museum with all kinds of information history of the Himalayas, Geography, Culture, Mountaineering, and flora and fauna of this region. Afternoon leisure time for the activities of your interest.

5-6 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

After a wonderful time at Namche Bazaar with views of the snow-capped peaks,  continue to trek and contours around the panoramic views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Nuptse-Lhotse wall, and Mt. Everest. The trail has some steep drops but the path is nice and wide and reaches Phortsetenga. After a few hours of climb, we reach Tengboche(3870m), where the biggest monastery in Khumbu Region is located. We stay overnight there with wonderful views of the Monastery and mountains.

5-6 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

After a great trip to Tengboche, the trail descends through a forest of birch, fir, juniper, and rhododendron and a lovely spot at Deoboche [3,650m] with a magnificent view of Mt Ama Dablam. After reaching Dingboche, we will stay there.

3-4 hrs All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

Today is the day we rest for acclimatization and explore Dingboche. After having an early breakfast at our teahouse, leaving our luggage behind at our teahouse, with a bottle of water and a camera, we start our hike to Nagarjuna Peak. The hike is for 2-3 hrs on a steep trail leading all the way up to the peak of Nagarjuna. The view from there is amazing as we can witness the green valleys, beautiful landscapes, glaciers, icefalls, etc. Also, we can witness the undeniably beautiful view of mountains like Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, and the range of Lobuche east and west. After spending quality time there, we head back to Dingboche aiming to have our lunch there. The rest of the day is to rest and explore Dingboche. It is a perfect time to witness the lifestyle and social, cultural, and traditional values of the people there. Overnight stay at the same Teahouse.

5-6hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

The walk leads north on the gradual up for an hour reaching a mani-prayer stupa. From there the walk is gentle looking down below Pheriche village. Today's walk offers beautiful views of Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, and to the north Pokalde 5,741m, Kongma-Tse 5,820m, and the Great Wall of Nuptse.

6-7 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

Today, the trek is to the final destination at the foot of Mt. Everest. The first-hour walk is gradual up the valley at the end of the grassy field. A short downhill reaches Gorakshep located on the flat field below Kalapatthar at 5,545m and Mt.Pumori at 7,145m. Gorakshep has three teahouses. Everest Base Camp is lively during the high expedition season. On reaching the foot of the world’s highest peak, after an enjoyable time, walk back to Gorakshep for the overnight stop.

5-6hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

In the morning climb to Kalapatthar, on reaching the top ridge of Kalapatthar a small rocky peak appears from the north ridge of Mt.Pumori with incredible views of Mt. Everest. One of the great viewpoints from Kalapathar is where we can see the whole part of Everest and many other snow-capped peaks such as Nuptse, Lhotse, and many more. After heading down you will reach Pheriche for the overnight stop.

5-6 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

After early breakfast, the trail goes down by the river, passing several charming small villages with great views of Island Peak, Lotshe, and Nuptse. With the beautiful valley view of Pheriche, the trail goes down to Pangboche from where we can see the great view of Mt. Amadabalam, one of the prettiest mountains in this region. The trail still goes down and crosses the river over bridges and gradually goes down. The trail hits Tengboche after the last half an hour of the climb. We can explore the biggest monastery in this region here at Tengboche which was re-constructed in 1991. We overnight stay there.

5-6 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

Retrace the journey to Shanasha, where the trail from Khumjung, Gokyo, and  Namche joins. From here, the route follows the main busy path, as the walk winds all the way to Namche Bazaar. On reaching Namche Bazaar, retrace the journey back to Monjo for an overnight stay at a tea house just near the Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit gate.

5-6 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

The last day of this great adventure is a nice walk to Lukla, enjoying the lush green scenery around, apart from a few short uphill the only long climb will be just before Lukla takes about an hour from the old big oak tree. On reaching Lukla, prepare for the last day dinner and party with Sherpa staff, porters, and trekking members.

45m fly & 30m drive BB plan Hotel/Resort

Today we will fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu if the weather is fine we can see the great view of the mountains too.

This is a leisure day for personal activities to buy something or go explore around Kathmandu.

Today Nepal Dream Path Treks & Expedition team will drop you at the international airport from your respective hotel.

Equipment List

  • Sun Hat
  • Monkey hat (it means worm one to protect your head from cold)
  • Headlight
  • Sun Cream/Lip Balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Tooth pest/Brush/soap
  • Gloves
  • Down Jacket
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Jumper/fleece jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Long underwear
  • Windbreaker trouser
  • Wind paints
  • Towel/Toiletries
  • Wool socks
  • Cotton socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Sewing kits
  • Water bottle
  • Swiss knife
  • Extra batteries
  • Flip flops
  • Raincoat
  • Rucksacks
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Medical & first aid kit Trekking Crampon

What's included?

  • All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers are as per the Itinerary.
  • Standard Accommodation in the cities and tea houses on the trek.
  • All meals are included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee).
  • Guide, porters, and other support staff as per your requirement and our agreed price.
  • National Park Fee.
  • Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  • General First-Aid Kits for All.
  • All taxes and fees are required for the program.
  • Welcome drinks at hotels.
  • Farewell dinner
  • Insurance for staff.
  • Double Bag with our company names.

What's not included?

  • Meals in the cities.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water, etc).
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking gears are not mentioned in the contract.
  • Tips for staff.
  • Personal first aid kit.

Trip Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 3 Reviews

everest trek John Wolach

Kalapathar Explore


We were three friends for Kalapathar Trek and thanks Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition for their excellent work.  They take care of us very well everyday on our trek. Tek who is our guide has a good knowledge about Nepal and their mountains. They provide a helicopter for us to back Kathmandu. We enjoyed a lot in this trek and again thanks to this company and highly recommended for Nepal trip.

Ebc Znedel
New York

Highly Recomended


I have only positive things to say about DP who lead our 21-day trek around Everest base camp region. DP is an excellent guide who organizes everything from the best Kathmandu guest houses to the flights and tea houses. He is so knowledgeable about the region. His English is excellent too. His humor and patience helped me through the tough sections and he never pushed too hard. I knew DP would always put our safety first. And nothing is too much trouble for DP – one day he insisted on going back 2 hours to pick up a shirt I had forgotten, while he let us sit and drank tea. My husband and I trekked with him 10 years ago doing the Annapurna circuit – loved having him as our guide that we went back with him 2 years later. I can’t wait to go back to Nepal with this company again. Highly Recommend.


EBC Trek with Kalapatthar


Best guide! We have had the pleasure of knowing and trekking with DP on several trips over many years. He is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of Nepal including its incredible fauna and flora. Over many years we have had the opportunity to observe many different styles of guides and I can honestly say I have never witnessed anyone better. His recommendations on trails, accommodation, transport etc are always spot on – I suspect because he really takes the time to understand the client hopes and expectations. He treats everyone on the trail with deep respect and is very honest. The fact that many clients keep coming back to his company is testament to his great reputation. Office staffs are wonderful also. You won’t be disappointed with Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition.

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