Kala Patthar Trek
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Kala Patthar Trip Summary
- Hiking Kala Patthar Duration: 11 Days
- Kala Patthar Hill Altitude: 5,545m/18,132 feet
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hours daily
- Trekking Group Size: 2-20 People
- Best Time: March, April, May, October, November and December
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meals on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Transport: Car/Plane/bus
Kala Patthar Trek is the most demanding trek route follow the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa. Mountain black stone Kalapatthar is a little peak, world-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, splendid landscapes, 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 site in Nepal.
Everest basecamp combines Kala Patthar Trek is best to see the highest mountain in the world. Black mountain Kala Patthar is the best mount everest view from Nepal. Tourists can 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. It is very doable for a fit trekker, and the views of Everest are spectacular. Everest Icefall glacier with huge ice pinnacles soaring to unbelievable height before reaching 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. Black rock mountain – Kala Patthar viewpoint (5,545m) is the best place to get a real sunrise/sunset view of Mount Everest.
Moreover, you have a spectacular view of Mount Amadablam, Makalu, Cholatse, Nuptse, 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 is possible either on the same day as reaching EBC or another day, depending on your itinerary.
Furthermore, hike to Kala Patthar 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 experienced trekkers for the Himalayan holidays.
Gorak shep is a sandy ground that offers 4 lodges to stay overnight for tourists. Our program always includes rest days and builds up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Along with the Kalapattar hiking, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for rest. Kala Pattar hike is possible to do at any time throughout the year.
How much does for Kala Patthar Trek Package Cost/Price?
The cost of the Kala Patthar trek package with a Gokyo Trek Agency (Guide’s owned local agency in Kathmandu Nepal) ranges between US$ 1175 to US$ 1515. The trip price will vary according to group size. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) to your Everest trip, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike Kala Patthar for free of cost.
However, we often arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers. A private tour gives you a better experience on your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.
It is the standard trip package price for 11 days trek. If you are 2 people and want to hike Kala Patthar costs US$ 1198 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 hikes in the Everest mountain teritory.
|Number of Tourist||Price Per Person|
|1 Person||US$ 1,515|
|2 Person||US$ 1,198|
|3 Person||US$ 1,299|
|4 to 6 person||US$ 1,195|
|7 to 9 Person||US$ 1,185|
|10 and 10+ Person||US$ 1,175|
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Kala Patthar trek itinerary details
The best Kalapattar hike 12 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the hilltop. The particular Kala Patthar hike is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to the base camp everest mountain within a 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 can send us an inquiry for a tailor-made itinerary.01 Day 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). Climb 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.
03 Day Namche Bazaar hiking (3,440m/11,249 feet.), Discover around Namche Bazaar!6 hours
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 the 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 a steep rise to Namche Bazar. On the way, we have excellent views of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.). Encircled on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar is a central hub for selling food, trekking gears, and other necessary goods. In the afternoon, hike to the national park museum that exhibits Sherpa culture.
04 Day Syangeboche hiking to get best view ! 360 deg angle.
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 passing over Syangeboche airport hill station. Khunde and Khumjung are the biggest and oldest Sherpa inhabitants, one of the biggest towns to find mountain climbers. 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 guest houses.
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). Visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tengboche Monastery. Tengboche hill offers a nice sunrise and sunset view 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.
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.
Hike for Everest Base Camp passing Gorakshep lodge is doable for all age trekkers. Our journey today is the most rewarding section of the entire mount Everest base camp trek. Hiking at ebc is the best day hikes in the world. Our trail winds up through rocky path and Khumbu himalayan glacier. Amazing view of Nuptse, Cho-La and Khumbutse appear next to you. Visit Everest Base Camp and descend to Gorakshep and further up to Kala Patthar hiking is best scenic to get a charming sunset photography tour.
Hike up to Kala Patthar for sunrise. The hill station Kala Pattar is located at an altitude of 5,545m/18,132 feet, 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 the Everest Himalayan range in a row. A black hill at Kala Patthar remains the top viewpoint in Nepal.
It includes Mt. Everest, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku from the black mountain rock hilltop. Taking photographs, we descend downhill walk to sandy ground Gorekshep guest house. Meet the entire Nepali crew, we return to Pheriche lodge at an altitude of 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 a night halt. Pangboche is located 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 immaculate rivers. Trek descends from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) passing the glacial river, Sanasa, and Lagusasa villages. Catch the way that descends from Gokyo valley, Khumjung. Finally, reach 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 completion day of our trekking.
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will help you to arrange a taxi transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost. Trip finish.
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How much does the Kala Patthar trek cost?
Mount Everest basecamp combine Kala Pattar hikes 11 nights 12 days cost is USD 1198 per person on double occupancy basis. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a 3 to 5-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with a breakfast plan. Likewise, Tourist standard accommodation with attached bathroom while trek route in possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International trek leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Kala Patthar Trek Package 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
- 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.
- Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
- Sagarmatha National Park permit and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
- Khumbu Pasang lamu minicipality entrance permit fees
- Gokyo Treks and Expedition company printed T-Shirt 1 piece.
- Updated kala patthar trek map 1 piece for each guest.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Top Kala Patthar Trek Route Excludes:-
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trek.
- Tourist personal trekking equipments .
- Personal nature expenses, all drinks and bar bills.
- Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss or damage.
- Donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but higly expected)
- Other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Kala Patthar Trek or kalapattar combine with ebc hikes starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
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 take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details and Nepal landing time. Our agent will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in Kala Patthar Trek?
Answer: Every lodge they have an attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of vegetarian meals such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, rice, eggs, lentils, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the 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 along with 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 Everest Base Camp – ebc Trek?
Answer: Most of all places hotels 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 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/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 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 in 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 the popular Everest region during the best high season like in spring and autumn. However, recently, there are many guest houses 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 others occur. Descend to a lower altitude and 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 Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu route gets delayed or canceled?
Answer: Weather in 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, which depends upon 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 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 a 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 are the payment 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 a 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 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 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.
EBC (Kala Patthar) trek vs. Gokyo Ri trek or Gokyo Ridge trek vs. EBC (Kala Patthar) trek
I have done both treks 10 times already leading the western and American groups. I would not claim Gokyo trek more scenic, because along the EBC trails you are exposed to Ama Dablam and Chukkhung ridge through Imja valley with numerous top popular peaks, also much closer views of Nuptse, Pumori, and Mount Everest itself.
You do get a nice panorama of Everest and those top peaks from Gokyo Ri (and Renjo La if you exit that way). Kala Pathar is really nice but the Gokyo valley really adds some supernatural things. If you would wish to see not frozen lakes. The view of Everest from and near Ngozumpa RI is terrific and you get a better view of Lhotse.
EBC hike is Nepal’s legendary hiking route combine Kala Pattar trek is also much busier (hundreds of trekkers every day passing from Lobuche to Gorakshep. Many trekkers prefer to see Khumbu Icefall, base camp, and Everest panorama from Kala Pattar hilltop, because Everest is only 9 km away, from Gokyo some 23 km, which is quite a difference. Likewise, Hike at the Basecamp is probably not worth visiting, as you can’t see the Everest mountain itself.
Everest base camp and kalapatthar trek
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,
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!
The information stated Kala Patthar hike is just a standard template guideline that we serve you. 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. 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 quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern.
We are a team of professional, 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 costs and consumption.
From US$ 12615% Off US$ 1198
|No. of people||Price Per Person|
|4 - 6||USD 1195|
|7 - 9||USD 1185|
|10 +||USD 1175|
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