Kala Patthar Trek
Kala Patthar Trek is most demanding trek route follow the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa. Mountain black stone Kalapatthar is a little peak, very famous hill station to observe Mount Everest and many other tallest mountains in a row.
Along the trek route, you can view the tallest Mountains, brilliant landscapes, the high mountain villages and Buddhist monasteries. Furthermore, the Kala Patthar Trek 12 days has a great opportunity to experience the local sherpas and their warm hospitality staying at their guesthouses. The trek routes are into the Sagarmatha national park, a UNESCO world heritage sites in Nepal.
Everest basecamp combines Kala Patthar Trek is best to see the highest mountain in the world. They are Everest at 8,848m, and many of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. Everest Icefall glacier with huge ice pinnacles soaring to unbelievable height before reaching to Kalapattar hill station.
If all goes in a proper way with your acclimatization, the mountain trek guide from gokyo treks Nepal agency will likely suggest the option of climbing up to the Kalapatthar Hill station. Mountain black stone – Kala Patthar viewpoint (5,545m) is the best place to get sunrise/sunset view of Mount Everest.
Moreover, you have a spectacular view of Mount Amadablam, Makalu, Cholatse, Nupse, Pumori and many other great peaks from here. If the weather is clear, the best time to experience this is at sunset when the light can turn the world’s tallest mountain pink. Hiking up Kala Patthar possible do in a same day as reaching EBC or another day, depending on your itinerary.
Furthermore, hike to kalapatthar or Kala Patthar hike is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging. View about kala patthar movie and check the kala patthar weather before you plan to visit. As it is too high ascending, we recommend only for experienced trekkers for himalayas holidays.
Gorak shep is a sandy ground offers 3 lodges to stay overnight for tourist. Our program always includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Along the Kalapattar hiking, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for rest. Trek to Kala Pattar is possible to do in anytime throughout the year.
Kala Patthar trek itinerary details
Hike to Kalapattar is about 12 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the hilltop. The particular kala patthar hiking route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to the base camp of the spectacular mountain but are restricted time-wise. For travelers who wish to reach Kala Patthar hill station in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary however if this itinerary is not fit you than send us an inquiry for tailor-made itinerary.Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
We take early morning mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport. Breakfast at hotel and managing crew, walk to Phakding village (2,640 m). Trek ascend along with the narrow Koshi valley following a gentle ascent up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river. Nupla (5,885m) peak is standing just on your opposite side. We pass several tiny Sherpa villages, lodges such as Ghat, Phakding, Tok Tok and finally we reach Bengkar village.
The trail climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park office where a park entrance fee is to pay. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, the trek begins steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3,440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods. In the afternoon, hike to national park museum that exhibits Sherpa culture.
Generally, Namche Bazaar day tour is the best for Syangeboche hill station hiking, an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading to Tengboche monastery. We go up to Khumjung monastery (one of the biggest sherpa inhabitants) passing over Syangeboche hill station. While you are hiking through Syangeboche hill station, you will have an excellent view of Mount Everest, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Thamserku, Mount Nuptse, Mount Lhotse, Mount Tawche, Mount Kwangde..etc. Stay overnight at Khumjung village.
The trail today, goes ahead leaving a steep cliff dropping down the Dudh Kosi river. From here you have a panoramic view of Ama Dablam (6,812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tengboche Monastery. Tyangboche hill offers a good view of sunrise and sunset at Everest combine with Ama Dablam.
Leaving at Tengboche hill at the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Deboche. Crossing a suspension bridge at Imja River (commonly known as Khola in Nepali), we head towards Minlinggo and inter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse. We finally reach at Dingboche village for overnight stay.
It is our turn to head towards Lobuche from Dingboche which is situated at a distance of five and half hours normal walk. Along the journey, you will have eye catching views of Mount Tawache, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Pokalde (5741m), Mount Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Mount Nuptse.
We hike for Everest Base Camp passing Gorakshep lodge. The journey today is the most rewarding section of the complete mount Everest base camp trek. Our trail winds up through rocky path and Khumbu glacier. Amazing view of Nuptse, Cho-La and Khumbutse appear next to you. Visit Everest Base Camp and descend to Gorakshep for further hike up to Kala Patthar for sunset photography tour.
Hike up to Kala Patthar for sunrise. The hill station Kala Pattar is locating at an altitude in 5,545m/18,132 ft, one of our highest footsteps of the whole journey. Hike Kalapatthar or Kalapattar is a famous hill station to watch an outstanding sunrise/sunset on Everest Himalayan range in a row.
It includes Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more from Kala Patthar. After taking photographs, we descend downhill walking to Gorekshep, meet the entire Nepali crew we return to Pheriche at an altitude in 13,917 feet. Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is available at Pheriche health post where foreign volunteer doctors are providing medical treatment. We continue our hikes to Pangboche village where we stop for night halt. Pangboche is located in 13,074 feet above the sea and last Human inhabitants with enough lodges with modern facilities.
Walk to Tengboche hill, located above rhododendron forest, famous for the oldest monastery of Everest. From the monastery, one can enjoy the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills, and pristine rivers. Trek descends from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) passing several tiny villages. Sanasa and Lagusasa are the most famous ones. You will catch the way descends from Gokyo valley, Khumjung. Finally, we come to Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon.
We trek downhill to Lukla airport with the same trail like we use on our ascending. It is the last day of our trekking.
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost. Trip finish.
How much does the Kala Patthar trek cost?
Mount Everest base camp combine Kala pattar hiking 11 nights 12 days cost is USD 1,198 per person on double occupancy basis. The trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with attached bathroom while trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Kala Patthar Trek Cost Includes:
- Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
- 2 nights Twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu within breakfast plan
- Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
- Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable airport taxes
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to above plan.
- 3 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) every day during the trekking days
- Guest House accommodation during the trekking
- Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bagpack.
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
- Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
- Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
- Khumbu Pasang lamu minicipality entrance permit fees
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- Gokyo Treks and Expedition company T-Shirt 1 piece.
Kala Patthar Trek Route Excludes:
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trek.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but higly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Kala Patthar Trek or kalapattar combine with ebc starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Nov 30, 2019 – Dec 10, 2019
Dec 01, 2019 – Dec 11, 2019
Dec 05, 2019 – Dec 16, 2019
Dec 10, 2019 – Dec 21, 2019
Feb 20, 2020 – March 03, 2020
Feb 28, 2020 – Mar 11, 2020
March 10, 2020 – April 21, 2020
March 20, 2020 – April 01, 2020
March 25, 2020 – April 06, 2020
April 05, 2020 – April 15, 2020
April 20, 2020 – May 01, 2020
April 25, 2020 – May 07, 2020
May 05, 2020 – May 17, 2020
May 10, 2020 – May 21, 2020
May 15, 2020 – May 27, 2020
May 25, 2020 – June 07, 2020
June 01, 2020 – June 11, 2020
Sept 10, 2020 – Sept 21, 2020
Sept 15, 2020 – Sept 26, 2020
Sept 20, 2020 – Sept 31, 2020
Sept 30, 2020 – Oct 10, 2020
Oct 05, 2020 – Oct 16, 2020
Oct 10, 2020 – Oct 21, 2020
Oct 15, 2020 – Oct 26, 2020
Oct 17, 2020 – Oct 28, 2020
Oct 20, 2020 – Oct 30, 2020
Oct 25, 2020 – Nov 05, 2020
Oct 30, 2020 – Nov 10, 2020
Nov 05, 2020 – Nov 16, 2020
Nov 10, 2020 – Nov 21, 2020
Nov 15, 2020 – Nov 26, 2020
Nov 20, 2020 – Nov 30, 2020
Nov 25, 2020 – Dec 05, 2020
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Question: Do I need experience for Kala Patthar Trek?
Answer: It is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking – yes, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 3000 meters above sea level.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Kala Pattar Lodge Trekking?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and on Base Camp Trek routes. The rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure. If you provide us your flight details then you should do a request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in Kala Patthar Trek?
Answer: Every lodge they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of vegetarian meal such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Kala Patthar Trekking?
Answer: On-base camp lodge trek, they can provide shower on pay. Moreover, if you are on camping trek – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Everest Base Camp – ebc Trek?
Answer: Most of all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way in the camping trekking.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.
Question: What should my insurance policy cover during Kala Patthar Trek?
Answer: Travel insurance is mandatory before joining any trips with us, and you need to get your travel insurance policy before joining your trips to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the helicopter rescue up to 19,000 feet altitude. It comes in handy during medical emergencies and contingency situations. It is recommended to get it from your home country. In case you haven’t bought travel insurance after arriving at Kathmandu; we can help you get one.
Question: What about guesthouses occupancy and crowd during peak season?
Answer: Oh yes, you will see many travelers from all around the world especially in popular Everest region during the best high season like in spring and autumn. However, recently, there are many guest house along the routes.
Question: How to prevent altitude sickness during Kala Patthar Trek?
Answer: You should never walk too quickly too high ignoring your body symptoms. Proper altitude acclimatization is the best way to prevent high-altitude sickness. Listen to your body, trek gradually enjoying the best of culture and nature while giving enough time for your body to adapt to the changing atmosphere. Drink a lot of fluid & keep your body hydrated. If symptoms like a headache, difficulty in breathing and other occurs then descend to a lower altitude and taken to the hospital. If condition worsened you will be airlifted to the hospital in Kathmandu.
Question: What will happen if my scheduled flight in Ktm-Lukla-Ktm route gets delayed or canceled?
Answer: Weather at the Himalayas is uncertain which we cannot predict. Therefore, the rate of fight delay and cancellation is high at Lukla. If this happens then you will be boarded on the flight tomorrow and you have to spend an extra night at Lukla (if you are returning Ktm) at Ktm (if you are going Lukla). Helicopter rescue can also be used, that depends upon the situation. So, we recommend you to allocate a couple of extra days after your Everest trek, so that you will not miss your international flight back.
Question: What are alternates to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla?
Answer: The best-recommended way to go for any Everest trek is to board a Kathmandu-Lukla 33 minutes scenic mountain flight. Another available option is to drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu (12 hours’ full day drive) and trek for 2 days to reach Chaurikharka. In the present day, there is regular jeep service from Kathmandu – Salleri – Kathmandu.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Kala Patthar Trek?
Answer: Yes! You can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! Not for the trek route, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city tours/city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
Moreover, regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on my Kala Patthar Trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carry the maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I have to walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls for Kala Patthar Trek?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: Is it possible to hire a trek guide? how to book a local sherpa trek guide?
Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board travel package trip, you can hire our expert trek guide to make your tour safe and unforgettable. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Kala Patthar trek highlights
- Discover the best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle from Syangeboche hill and from Kalapatthar.
- Amazing view of view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and many other mountains
- Sherpa Buddhism, tallest monastery, Local sherpa and their life styles.
Kala Patthar trek notice !
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Kala Patthar Trek special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.
Everest base camp and kalapatthar trek review
We booked our trek to EBC via Ammar at Gokyo Treks.
He booked our flights, organised our trekking permits, and guide. He also advised us how much we would need to spend each day whilst trekking. Whilst we were booking our trek with Ammar we met a guide who had just returned from EBC who told us what to expect.
When we arrived in Lukla we were met by our guide. We did have to book a porter after two days but our guide was helpful in arranging this. Ammar kept in touch with us during our trek to see how we were and to check the trek was going well. I would definitely recommend booking a trek with Gokyo Treks – everything was really well organised and easy, he gave us all the information we needed and the guide he organised was good. I would definitely go on another trek with Gokyo Treks if I visit Nepal again. – Sophie Boyce, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Kala Patthar and EBC trek
This was the 2nd time we trekked with Gokyo Treks and Expendition. It was overall another fabulous trek and experience. The scenery was wonderful and we were pleased with the trip.
The fee charged were comparatively lower compared to other agencies while Ammar, the boss, was doing a wonderful service back to the community by committing part of the company’s earning to fund education of orphans, victims from the past earthquake. We were touched by his effort and commitment to give back to the society in helping the needy. Keep up the good work and we look forward to our next trek with Gokyo. – Darren H, Singapore,
Trip Price : USD 1,198 Per Person
- Duration of Trek: 11 Days
- Max Altitude: 5,545m / 18,132 ft
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-20 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
- Cancellation Fees: No Charge
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