Kala Patthar Trek

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kala patthar sunrise view

Kala Patthar Trek Summary

    1. Hike to Kala Patthar Duration: 11 Days
    2. Trek Difficulty: Moderate
    3. Kala Patthar Altitude: 5,550m /10,209 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hours daily
    5. Trekking Group Size: 1 – 14 People
    6. Meals on Trek route: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    7. Best Time: March, April, May, October, November and December
    8. Trip Mode: Guest House
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/Bus

Overview

The Kala Patthar Trek is the most demanding trek route that offers a stunning view of the tallest Mountains, splendid landscapes, high mountain villages, and Buddhist monasteries. Mountain black stone Kalapatthar is a little peak, a world-famous hill station to observe Mount Everest and many other tallest mountains in a row.

This trek route to Kala Patthar is in the Sagarmatha national park, a UNESCO world heritage site in Nepal. Also popular as a Everest Photography Trek that follows the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa where you will have an opportunity to experience the Sherpa hospitality staying at their lodge.

Everest Basecamp combines Kala Patthar trekking is the best to see the highest mountain in the world. Black mountain Kala Patthar is the best place to view Everest at 8,848m, and many other world’s 8,000-meter peaks such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu from hiking at Kala Patthar hilltop.

Kala Pathar trek to view Everest

Additionally, trekkers can enjoy a spectacular view of Mount Amadablam, Makalu, Cholatse, Nuptse, Pumori, and many other great peaks. It’s a doable for a fit trekker, to view to get spectacular Everest Icefall glacier with huge ice pinnacles soaring to unbelievable heights before reaching Kalapattar hilltop.

In clear weather at sunset when the light can turn the world’s tallest mountain pink. Black rock mountain called Kala Patthar viewpoint (5,550m) is the best place to get a real sunrise/sunset view of Mount Everest region of Nepal. Hike to Kala Patthar is possible either on the same day as reaching EBC or another day, depends on your fitness.

Along with Kalapattar hiking, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for rest and possibly to visit at any time throughout the year. Our Mountain trek guide will advise you to walk as per the travel plan for better & proper acclimatization to avoid altitude sickness.

Gorakshep to Kala Patthar hiking

How much does for Kala Patthar Trek Package Cost?

The cost of the Kala Patthar trek package with a Gokyo Trek Agency (Guide’s owned local company) ranges between US$ 1025 to US$ 1400. However, this trip price will vary according to the group size you are traveling to and the service you choose. Likewise, in the figure cost includes transportation, Lukla bothway airfare, guest food, and accommodation, guide and Porter, permit cost, etc.

We also have discount deals for leaders also. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) to your Kala Patthar Everest trip, you are treated as a group leader and you can hike Kala Patthar for free.

Its a standard trip package price for 11 days trek in the Everest mountain territory. If you 2 trekker Kala Patthar trek cost US$ 1160 for 11 days trek according to the given trekking plan. We can modify the trek route and the prices according to your wishes also. Here is the price list for Kala Patthar treks.

Price Per Person for 11 days Kala Patthar trek package.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 1400
2 PersonUS$ 1160
3 PersonUS$ 1160
4 to 6 personUS$ 1110
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 1075
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 1025

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.

Itinerary

Kala Patthar trek itinerary details

The best Kalapattar hike 12 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the hilltop. This particular Kala Patthar hike is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to the base camp of Everest mountain within a restricted time-wise. Travelers who wish to reach Kala Patthar hill station in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary. However, if this itinerary does not fit? you can send us an inquiry for a tailor-made itinerary.

01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you in a private vehicle and drop you at your hotel in Kathmandu. Our representative will brief you on the Kala Patthar trek and information about further programs.

02 DayFly to Lukla airport (2,840m/9,318 feet). Trek to Bengkar (2,630m/8,629 feet), 5 hours

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is an adventure in itself, taking you from the bustling city to the heart of the Himalayas. Likewise, Lukla airport, known for its unique runway set amidst the mountains, serves as the gateway to the Everest region.Lukla airport

Once you land in Lukla, meet our entire porters and go at a guest house for a breakfast the trek to Bengkar village typically begins. So, we follow the Dudh Koshi River valley with a well-defined path that weaves through beautiful landscapes, crossing suspension bridges and passing through small Sherpa villages.

At it’s a first day, a trek to Phakding and Bengkar village isn’t very strenuous, allowing you to acclimate gradually to the altitude. Along the way, you’ll encounter teahouses, prayer wheels, and colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind. Phakding village, nestled by the river, offers a serene setting and serves as a perfect stopover for trekkers on their way to higher altitudes.

03 DayTrek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286 feet). 4 hours

The path winds up from the river’s edge on the left side, leading into the mountains and weaving through a dense forest until reaching Chumoa. Continuing along, the trail presents a series of ascents and descents, crossing a stream and passing by the picturesque village of Monjo.

Namche bazaar day tour

Next, we arrive at the Sagarmatha National Park office, where the entrance fee is settled. A brief stroll follows along the valley’s riverbed, where the primary river converges. Crossing the Hillary Bridge marks the start of a steep ascent toward Namche Bazaar.

On your ascend, the first stunning views of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m) unfold. Nestled amidst mountain ranges from three sides, Namche Bazaar serves as a bustling center for provisions like food, trekking equipment, and essential supplies. Later in the afternoon, there’s an opportunity to hike to the National Park Museum, showcasing the rich Sherpa culture.

04 DayAcclimatization day. Hike to Syangeboche viewpoint.

Typically, the day tour around Namche Bazaar serves as an excellent opportunity for hiking up to Syangeboche hill station. It’s an ideal spot for hikers for acclimatizing to higher altitudes before continuing on to Tengboche monastery.

From the Sengboche hill viewpoint, you’re treated to a magnificent panorama showcasing a variety of stunning peaks. Some of the prominent mountains visible from this vantage point often include Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Tawoche, Kwangde, and a host of other surrounding peaks in the Himalayan range. Be that as it may, the exact visibility might vary depending on weather conditions and the specific location of the viewpoint.

sengboche hill hiking

Keep hiking onwards to Hotel Everest View [HEV], renowned as the prime spot for witnessing the panoramic Everest range, featuring the stunning Amadablam mountain in all its glory. During a brief pause, indulge in a cup of tea or coffee before descending downhill to the guest house. This entire journey you set out on today contributes significantly to aiding your acclimatization process.

Alternatively, trekker’s have the option to trek to Khumjung village, a destination ready for exploration. Here, one can discover the monastery, Hillary’s school, Khunde hospitals, and the quintessential, largest Sherpa settlement—a renowned hub for nurturing climbers destined for Everest and other towering peaks in the region.

05 DayTengboche Monastery trek (3,860m/12,6665 feet), 5 hours

Hike to Tengboche Monastery typically presents a mix of terrain conditions today. Initially, it involves a well-marked and established path that gradually ascends and descends through the rugged landscape. Along the way, you’ll encounter sections of dirt paths, stone steps, and occasional rocky terrain.

Tengboche monastery

The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and passes through small villages, suspension bridges spanning gorges, and dense forests. Closer to Tengboche, the path might become steeper, especially during the ascent towards the monastery.

During various seasons, weather conditions can affect the trail, with possibilities of mud in rainy seasons or icy patches in colder months. In general, while challenging at times, this trail rewards trekkers with breathtaking scenery and a glimpse into the region’s natural beauty and Sherpa culture.

06 DayDingboche village trek (4,410m/14,469 feet), 6 hours

Our trekking trail today from Tengboche hill to Dingboche village showcases a mix of terrains, offering diverse and captivating landscapes. However, the trail descends before gradually meandering through various landscapes.

You’ll likely traverse through dense forests, crossing small streams and passing by sporadic Sherpa settlements. Hike to Dingaboche paths are typically well-marked and defined, allowing for a relatively smooth trekking experience.

As you continue towards Dingboche, the terrain gradually changes, with more open spaces and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. You might encounter some rocky sections or uneven paths, but the generally trail condition remains moderate to manageable for most trekkers.

As you approach Dingboche, altitude increases accordingly, thus, it’s essential to pace yourself and pay attention to any signs of altitude-related discomfort. Despite that, today’s hike offers a mesmerizing trek through the Himalayan landscape, providing glimpses of the region’s natural beauty and Sherpa culture along the way.

07 DayDingboche to Lobuche trek (4,910m/16,110 feet), 5 hours

As you depart from Dingboche, the trail gradually ascends, revealing breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains. Terrain evolves from open landscapes with occasional shrubs to rocky paths and moraines as you approach higher altitudes. Trekkers will traverse glacial streams and boulder-strewn sections while being surrounded by towering peaks.

Lobuche - Gorakshep hikes

Your hike to lobuche terrain can vary, with some stretches being relatively smooth and well-marked, while others might involve rocky and uneven paths, especially closer to Lobuche. Along the way, you’ll likely encounter yak caravans, prayer flags adorning the landscape, and stunning views of peaks like Taboche and Cholatse.

As the altitude increases, it’s crucial to maintain a steady pace and stay mindful of any signs of altitude sickness. Lobuche, situated at a higher altitude, offers a raw beauty of the Himalayas, presenting trekkers with an unforgettable experience amidst awe-inspiring surroundings.

08 DayTrek to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,808 feet), 2 hours. Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,599 feet), 4 hours

Gorak Shep, a sandy space, provides lodging at four different venues for tourists. Your walk from Lobuche to Gorak Shep typically takes about two hours. Upon arrival, it’s recommended to leave your backpacks, have lunch, and undertake on a hike to Base Camp—an achievable journey suitable for trekkers of all ages.

Our round trip distance from Gorak Shep to EBC spans 6.6 kilometers, doable within approximately four hours. Exploring Base Camp stands out as the pinnacle of the experience, making it one of the world’s most incredible day hikes.

base camp group trek

Ascends through rocky paths amidst the Khumbu Himalayan glacier, treating trekkers to breathtaking vistas of towering peaks, a glacial river, granite formations, and the impressive Khumbu icefall.

Upon reaching Base Camp, capturing photographs is encouraged, after which trekkers descend back to Gorak Shep’s guesthouses for an overnight stay. We advice around a hundred meters hike-up hill to get a stunning sunset views of Everest, Nuptse, and the surrounding peaks—a picturesque experience perfect for a captivating sunset photography tour.

09 DayKala Patthar Trek (5,550m/18,210 feet), 3 hours. Descend to Pangboche (3,930m/12,894 feet), 5 hours

Kala Patthar trek is a best popular for sunrise, an epic journey widely considered the most rewarding section of the entire hikes. From this Kala Patthar summit, an extraordinary time-lapse video captures the majestic mountain peaks and the ethereal movement of clouds drifting past the revered Himalayan summits.

Kala Patthar sunrise view

Situated at an elevation of 18,210 feet, Kala Patthar stands as the highest point in this entire journey. Renowned as a prominent hill station, it serves as an unparalleled vantage point to witness the breathtaking sunrise or sunset over the Everest Himalayan range. Its fame as the foremost viewpoint in Nepal for this stunning vista remains unmatched.

From this black mountain rock hilltop, visitors can see a breathtaking lineup of peaks: Mt. Everest, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Mt. Thamserku. After capturing these moments with photographs, we descend to Gorak Shep guesthouse to meet our entire Nepali crew.

After breakfast, we retrace our steps to the Pheriche at an altitude of 12,894 feet. Pheriche is a windswept valley where the HRA HEALTH POST (Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post) offers medical assistance by foreign volunteer doctors.

Eat a lunch and continue to head towards Pangboche village, located at 13,074 feet where we stay at overnight. This village marks the final human settlement along this route and provides ample lodging with modern facilities, making it a comfortable stop for trekkers.

10 DayNamche Bazaar hiking (3,440m/11,286 feet), 6 hours

Trek up to Tengboche hill, perched above a stunning rhododendron forest, renowned for housing Everest’s oldest monastery. This monastery offers a splendid extensive view of Ama Dablam, lush green hills, and pristine rivers, creating a breathtaking scene.

As the trek descends from Tengboche hill towards Namche, the path winds past the glacial river, through villages like Sanasa and Lagusasa. This route showcases the serene beauty of the region, presenting trekkers with glimpses of local life amidst the picturesque landscapes.

11 DayNamche Bazaar to Lukla airport trekking (2,840m/9,318 feet), 8 hours

We descend on the same trail we took during our ascent, trekking downhill towards Lukla airport. Upon arrival, our professional guide will lead us to Buddha Lodge or a similar guesthouse conveniently located near the airport in Lukla.

Phakding village

It’s a completion day of entire journey in the mountains. Thus guests have the opportunity to extend their gratitude to their porters and guide by inviting them for a special dinner. It’s a gesture of appreciation and acknowledgment for their support throughout the trek, as they won’t be accompanying the guests in the upcoming days.

12 DayReturn with a mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu airport.

Lukla to Kathmandu flightWe catch an early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Once we land at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will assist in organizing a taxi transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, you have the option to explore Kathmandu at your leisure—whether for shopping or by requesting a guided tour through us for an additional fee. This marks the conclusion of our trip.

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Cost

How much does the Kala Patthar trek package price?

Mountain black stone called Kala Pattar trek package price start at US$ 1025 and might reach up to US$ 1400 per person on double occupancy basis. Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency notify this express Kala Patthar Trek Package price for 2024 and 2025 based on group size you are journeying with.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a 3-5 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Likewise, Tourist standard lodge accommodation with attached toilet/bathroom in possible places en route. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Kala Patthar Trek Package Includes:

  • Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival with a private car/van.
  • 1-night double bedroom accommodation in a Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu domestic airfare both ways with applicable airport taxes.
  • 11 Breakfast serve with a cup of tea/coffee, 10 Lunch and 10 Dinner [main course] during the Kala Patthar trekking.
  • 10 nights clean Guest House accommodation [common toilet] during the mountain trekking days.
  • Sagarmatha National Park permit and Khumbu Pasang Lamu municipality entrance permit fees.
  • Professional – certified license holder Mountain Trekking Guide for your entire trip.
  • An assistant guide will provide for 7 plus group tourists.
  • Required number of porters (one porter = two guest basis), each porter can carry a maximum of 24 kg of your backpacks.
  • Well-paid salary, food, accommodation, and insurance for hiking guide and porter.
  • Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity) and trekking poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
  • Updated Kala Patthar trek map and trek completion certificate – Keep them as souvenirs.
  • First aid medical kit including Oximeter to check oxygen level and Pulse rate every day to prepare for AMS risk.
  • In a worst case, help with all Rescue and evacuation arrangements (but not the rescue bills).
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Top Kala Patthar Trek Route Excludes:-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trek.
  • Tourist personal trekking equipment .
  • Personal nature expenses, all types of beverage drink bills, showers.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
  • Donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].

Group join

We can organize private Kala Patthar Trek or Kala Pattar combined with ebc hikes starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Departure Date Availability Price Book
10 Feb, 2024 – 21 Feb, 2024Available1160
20 Feb, 2024 – 04 Mar, 2024Available1160
10 Mar, 2024 – 21 Mar, 2024Available1160
20 Mar, 2024 – 31 Mar, 2024Available1160
25 Mar, 2024 – 05 Apr, 2024Available1160
05 Apr, 2024 – 16 Apr, 2024Available1160
10 Apr, 2024 – 21 Apr, 2024Available1160
20 Apr, 2024 – 01 May, 2024Available1160
25 Apr, 2024 – 06 May, 2024Available1160
10 May, 2024 – 21 May, 2024Available1160
20 May, 2024 – 31 May, 2024Available1160
10 Sept, 2024 – 21 Sept, 2024Available1160
20 Sept, 2024 – 01 Oct, 2024Available1160
05 Oct, 2024 – 16 Oct, 2024Available1160
10 Oct, 2024 – 21 Oct, 2024Available1160
20 Oct, 2024 – 31 Oct, 2024Available1160
25 Oct, 2024 – 05 Nov, 2024Available1160
05 Nov, 2024 – 16 Nov, 2024Available1160
10 Nov, 2024 – 21 Nov, 2024Available1160
20 Nov, 2024 – 01 Dec, 2024Available1160
05 Dec, 2024 – 16 Dec, 2024Available1160
20 Dec, 2024 – 31 Dec, 2024Available1160

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available

FAQ

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 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 a lodge base en route. The rooms along the routes are clean with cozy beds with nice mattresses and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Kala Patthar Trek Routes?

Answer: Every lodge they have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of vegetarian meals such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, rice, eggs, lentils, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables. Fresh vegetables are available during the climate weather season. 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 at Kala Patthar Trekking?

Answer: On-base camp lodge trek, they can provide shower on pay. Moreover, if you are on a camping trek – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Kala Patthar Treks?

Answer: Most of all places are hotels and shops where you can buy mineral water to drink. But we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we advise you to purchase boiled water at the local guest houses or bring aqua tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite/guest houses along the way.

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 in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you 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 in Kathmandu; we can help you get one.

Question: What about guesthouse occupancy and crowd during peak season?

Answer: Oh yes, you will see many travelers from all around the world, especially in the popular Everest region during the best high season like spring and autumn. However, recently, there are many guest houses along the routes.

Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: Is the Hike Kala Patthar Safe for the Solo Female Trekkers?

Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; this trek is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the trek even for solo female travelers since its establishment.

Question: How to prevent altitude sickness during Kala Patthar Trek?

Answer: You should never walk too quickly or too high ignoring your body’s 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 others occur. Descend to a lower altitude and was taken to the hospital. If the condition worsened you will be airlifted to the hospital in Kathmandu.

Question: What will happen if my scheduled flight lukla route gets delayed or canceled?

Answer: Weather in the Himalayas is uncertain and 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 to Ktm) at Ktm (if you are going to Lukla). Helicopter rescue can also be used, which depends on the situation. So, we recommend you allocate a couple of extra days after your Everest trek so that you will not miss your international flight back.

Question: What are the alternatives to flying 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 a regular jeep service from Kathmandu – to Salleri – Kathmandu.

Question: Are there any internet facilities on the Kala Patthar Trek route?

Answer: Everest Link is an internet service provider founded in 2014 that provides high-speed internet and Wi-Fi in the Everest Region. It is the only internet provider on the Kala Patthar trail, making it the world’s tallest internet service.

If you wish to stay connected with better WIFI to your family, friends, or business, we suggest you buy Everest Link Internet. It’s better than other NETWORK connections and you can buy an Everest link card easily in the shops, hotels, or any small lodges along the Everest zone hiking.

Question: what about credit cards? Can I use them to pay for additional services?

Answer: No! Not for the trek route, you need to have cash Nepali rupees as they works only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.

Moreover, regarding the deposit, we prefer a 10% 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, every porter carries a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 kilogram 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 gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk for roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking poles for Kala Patthar Trek?

Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Question: Is it possible to hire a trekking guide? how to book a local Sherpa trek guide?

Answer: Yes it is possible. If you do not want to book a complete full board package trip then you can choose to hire a Sherpa trekking guide for Kala Patthar trekking in Nepal. Hike with hiring our expert trek guide will make your tour safe and unforgettable.

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 your trek.

Kala Patthar trek highlights

  • A top most amazing viewpoint to get Sunrise and sunset of Everest Range.
  • The Kala Patthar trail leads trekkers to one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the Himalayas, and perhaps the world.
  • Discover the best Himalayan view at 360 degree angles from Syangeboche hill and from Kalapatthar.
  • Amazing view of mainly Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Makalu …etc seen from Kalapathar hill.
  • Sherpa Buddhism, tallest monastery, Local Sherpa and their way of life.

Best time for trek to Kala Patthar Hilltop

The very best time to visit Kalapatthar hilltop for trekking is generally during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons.

March, April and May months marked as a spring season in Nepal & it is considered one of the best times for trekking in the Himalayas. In those months, climate is generally mild, and the temperatures are pleasant. Rhododendron flowers are in full bloom during this season, adding color to the landscape. Likewise, sky is a clear, providing excellent visibility of the mountains.

September, October and November months marked as a autumn season in Nepal to see the clear skies and stable weather conditions. Climate temperatures are moderate, and the landscapes are vibrant with clear views of the mountains. This season is especially popular among trekkers.

During these months, the weather is relatively stable, with clear skies and less chance of precipitation. Mountain trails are also less likely to be affected by snow, making the trekking experience more enjoyable.

It’s important to note that winter months are December, January and February and can be extremely cold, with heavy snowfall at higher elevations. Similarly, in the summer/monsoon season June, July and August brings heavy rain and may not be ideal for trekking in the Himalayas because of landslides and floods.

Kala Patthar trek vs. Gokyo Ridge trek

Choosing between the Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ridge treks in the Everest region often depends on personal preferences and what kind of experience one seeks.

As given Kala Patthar trek is renowned for its stunning panoramic views of Everest and neighboring peaks. It’s part of the EBC trekking and offers a close-up view of the world’s highest peak. This route is popular for its accessibility and the bustling activity along the way, attracting trekkers who want a closer look at Everest and the surrounding iconic peaks.

On the other hand, the Gokyo Ridge trek offers a different perspective. It leads through the picturesque Gokyo Valley, presenting breathtaking views of Everest, Cho Oyu, and Makalu from Gokyo Ri, and it’s known for its serene and pristine glacial lakes. This trip appeals to those seeking a quieter, more off-the-beaten-path experience and the chance to explore the stunning Gokyo Lakes region.

Kala Patthar viewpoint

Ultimately, while both treks offer exceptional views of Everest and the Himalayas, the Kala Patthar trek provides a closer view of Everest itself and is part of the classic EBC route. Meanwhile, the Gokyo Ridge trek offers a more tranquil ambiance and a unique view of the Everest region, including the beautiful Gokyo Lakes.

I have done both treks 10 times already leading the western and American groups to these view points. So, their choice between the two often comes down to the desired level of activity, scenery, and the overall trekking experience one is seeking.

Notes for Kala Patthar trekkers!

The information stated Kala Patthar hike is just a standard template guideline that we serve you. A solo trip to Kala Patthar is possible but often the guest houses are fully occupied and private rooms are unavailable in a high season. Thus, to avoid any trouble finding a private room better to go in a group of a minimum of 2 people traveling together. Because rooms are available with two beds.

However, the trip is possible to modify 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. When 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?

Hike to Kala Patthar is suitable for all-age walkers looking for something a little more challenging as it’s too high to ascend. But Our program always includes rest days and builds up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude properly.

Moreover, this journey offers a unique combination of natural beauty, cultural experience, physical challenge, and personal achievement, making it a very special experience for Nepal visitors.

We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. First safety and successful trip satisfaction is our prime concern. We are a team of professional, trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination better than anyone else. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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Kala Patthar Trek

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 22, 2022

We did the 10 nights 11 days trip to Kala Patthar with Guide Bishnu. He was a great guide and friendly enough instruct some Yoga steps, etc and he was awesome! Our porter Nava was great and made it fun!

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Andrea Moris, San Jose, California

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Andrea, your wonderful review is deeply appreciated. We are thrilled that you had a fantastic experience with us. Your satisfaction is our utmost priority, and we cannot wait to have the pleasure of serving you on another remarkable trip to the Himalayas very soon. Thank you once again, and we eagerly anticipate your return.

Kala Pathar Trek Just the best trip

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 5, 2022

We decided to set out on a thrilling adventure with my 19-year-old, 15-year-old, and myself (45-year-old) by booking the Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp trek. The local agency, Gokyo Treks, expertly arranged everything for us, including the domestic flights from Lukla, a knowledgeable guide, and three porters to assist us from the Lukla airport. The experience of landing at Lukla airport was nothing short of amazing and filled us with excitement for the journey ahead.

Throughout the trek, the friendly and dedicated guides worked seamlessly as a team, ensuring our safety and comfort at every step of the way. The guest houses we stayed in were clean and provided a comfortable resting place after each day’s adventure. Undoubtedly, the experience was worth every penny spent.

I wholeheartedly recommend Gokyo Treks as a top-notch agency in Nepal, especially for trekking in the Everest region. Their expertise and exceptional service made our journey truly unforgettable.

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Kevin Scott, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you kevin for your feedback regarding Kala Pathar Trek in Nepal with our agency.

Dream Trip at Kala Patthar and Everest base camp

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 18, 2022

Our family had an absolutely incredible experience during our hike to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar on our first trip to Nepal. Our guide, Som Shrestha, played a significant role in making the journey so enjoyable and fun!

Throughout the trek, Som’s delightful humor had us laughing and his informative guidance kept us well-informed about what lay ahead. He truly made our entire trip awesome and unforgettable. Without a doubt, we would love to embark on this adventure again, and if given the chance, we would specifically request Som as our guide.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude for providing us with the best-guided tour and a truly memorable visit to Everest! It was an experience that will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Thank you!

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Ketty Cook, Texas, United States

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you dear Ketty for your trip to Kala Patthar with Gokyo Treks Agency, and hope to serve you again.

Kala Patthar and EBC trek

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 5, 2022

This was the 2nd time we trekked with Gokyo Treks and Expedition. It was overall another fabulous trek and experience. The scenery was wonderful and we were pleased with the trip.

The fee charged was 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 earnings to fund the education of orphans, and victims of the past earthquake.

We were touched by his effort and commitment to giving back to society in helping the needy. Keep up the good work and we look forward to our next trek with the Gokyo agency.

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Darren H, Singapore

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you Dareen for your feedback for Kala patthar trekking routes.

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