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 located in Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Nepal. Also known as the Everest Photography Trek, it follows the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to experience Sherpa hospitality by staying at their lodges.

Combining the Everest Base Camp trek with the Kala Patthar trek offers the best views of the highest mountain in the world. Kala Patthar, a black mountain, is the best place to view Everest at 8,848 meters, as well as other 8,000-meter peaks like Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. From the hilltop of Kala Patthar, the panoramic vistas are truly unparalleled.

In clear weather, the world’s tallest mountain can turn pink at sunset, while the golden sunrise makes this hike truly amazing. You can walk at your own pace during the hike, with ample stops for rest and to visit attractions. Our mountain trek guide will provide advice on the best walking plan for proper acclimatization and to avoid altitude sickness, ensuring the trek is suitable for any time of the year.

Gorakshep to Kala Patthar hike

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 curious about what is included and excluded from this trip price, please check the details provided on the tab button for costs.

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 in 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

Our path ascends from the river’s edge on the left, leading into the mountains and through a dense forest to Chumoa. The trail then presents a series of ascents and descents, crossing a stream and passing the picturesque village of Monjo.

Next, we reach the Sagarmatha National Park office for entry formalities. A brief walk along the riverbed leads to the Hillary Bridge, marking the start of a steep climb toward Namche Bazaar.

Namche bazaar day tour

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.

The day tour around Namche Bazaar is perfect for a hike to Syangeboche hill station, ideal for acclimatizing before heading to Tengboche Monastery. From the Syangeboche viewpoint, you can enjoy a magnificent panorama of peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Tawoche, and others. Visibility may vary with weather and viewpoint location.

sengboche hilltop hiking

Continue hiking to Hotel Everest View (HEV), the perfect spot for panoramic views of the Everest range and Amadablam. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee before descending to the guesthouse. This journey aids in acclimatization.

Alternatively, trekkers can explore Khumjung village, where you can visit the monastery, Hillary’s school, Khunde hospitals, and the largest Sherpa settlement, a hub for climbers aiming for Everest and other peaks.

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

The hike to Tengboche Monastery features a mix of terrain, including dirt paths, stone steps, and rocky sections. The well-marked trail ascends and descends through rugged landscapes, offering stunning mountain views and passing small villages, suspension bridges, and dense forests. The path becomes steeper near Tengboche, especially during the ascent to the monastery.

Tengboche monastery

Weather conditions can affect the trail, with mud in the rainy season and icy patches in colder months. Though challenging at times, the hike 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

Today’s trek from Tengboche to Dingboche features diverse terrains and captivating landscapes. The trail descends and meanders through dense forests, crossing streams and passing Sherpa settlements. Well-marked paths ensure a smooth trekking experience.

As you approach Dingboche, the landscape opens up with panoramic mountain views. The terrain includes some rocky and uneven sections but remains moderate and manageable for most trekkers. With increasing altitude, it’s essential to pace yourself and watch for signs of altitude sickness.

This trek offers mesmerizing views of the Himalayan landscape and glimpses of the region’s natural beauty and Sherpa culture.

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

Departing from Dingboche, the trail gradually ascends, revealing breathtaking mountain vistas. The terrain evolves from open landscapes with shrubs to rocky paths and moraines. Trekkers will cross glacial streams and boulder-strewn sections, surrounded by towering peaks.

Lobuche - Gorakshep hikes

A hike to Lobuche features varied terrain, with some smooth, well-marked stretches and rocky, uneven paths, especially near Lobuche. You’ll encounter yak caravans, prayer flags, and stunning views of peaks like Taboche and Cholatse.

As altitude increases, maintain a steady pace and watch for signs of altitude sickness. Lobuche, at a higher altitude, offers the raw beauty of the Himalayas, providing 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

The Kala Patthar trek is famous for its sunrise views and is considered the most rewarding part of the hike. From the summit, you can capture an extraordinary time-lapse of mountain peaks and drifting clouds.

Kala Patthar sunrise view

At 18,210 feet, Kala Patthar is the highest point of the journey and offers unmatched views of the Everest Himalayan range at sunrise or sunset. From this vantage point, you can see peaks like Everest, Khumbetse, Pumori, Lingtren, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. After capturing these views, we descend to Gorak Shep to meet our Nepali crew.

Kala Pathar trek to view Everest

After breakfast, we retrace our steps to Pheriche at 12,894 feet, where the Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post offers medical assistance. Continue to Pangboche village at 13,074 feet, the final settlement on this route, providing modern lodging for a comfortable overnight.

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

Trek up to Tengboche hill, home to Everest’s oldest monastery, perched above a stunning rhododendron forest. The monastery offers splendid views of Ama Dablam, lush green hills, and pristine rivers.

Descending from Tengboche hill toward Namche, the path winds past the glacial river and through villages like Sanasa and Lagusasa, showcasing the serene beauty of the region and glimpses of local life amidst picturesque landscapes.

11 DayNamche Bazaar to Lukla airport trekking (2,840m/9,318 feet), 7 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

As the mountain journey concludes, guests have the opportunity to show their gratitude to their porters and guide by inviting them to a special dinner. This gesture of appreciation acknowledges their invaluable support throughout the trek, as they will not 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 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
10 Feb, 2025 – 21 Feb, 2025Available1160
20 Feb, 2025 – 04 Mar, 2025Available1160
10 Mar, 2025 – 21 Mar, 2025Available1160
20 Mar, 2025 – 31 Mar, 2025Available1160
25 Mar, 2025 – 05 Apr, 2025Available1160
05 Apr, 2025 – 16 Apr, 2025Available1160
10 Apr, 2025 – 21 Apr, 2025Available1160
20 Apr, 2025 – 01 May, 2025Available1160
25 Apr, 2025 – 06 May, 2025Available1160
10 May, 2025 – 21 May, 2025Available1160
20 May, 2025 – 31 May, 2025Available1160

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: While the Kala Patthar trek does not require technical climbing skills, it is demanding due to its high altitude and impressive geography. Previous trekking experience is beneficial but not mandatory. Beginners can complete the trek with proper preparation, physical fitness, and acclimatization. Join our guided trek which will help you to ensure safety and provide support along the way.

Question: What kind of accommodation and food can I expect on Kala Pattar Lodge Trekking?.

Answer: We provides tourist standard lodge accommodation where the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy beds with nice mattresses and blankets. However we advise you take sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Every lodge has an attached restaurant that serves a delicious variety of vegetarian meals, including pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, rice, eggs, lentils, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables. Fresh vegetables are available during the appropriate climate season. Dinner and breakfast are provided at the lodge where you spend the night, while lunch is served en route to your next destination.

Question: Will i have a shower?

Answer: Yes, you can have showers along the journey to Kala Patthar. Most lodges and tea houses offer hot showers, though they may come at an extra cost. However, keep in mind that the availability and quality of showers may decrease as you ascend to higher altitudes.

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

Answer: Most places have hotels and shops where you can buy mineral water. However, we advise against buying plastic bottles due to the lack of disposal facilities. Instead, purchase boiled water at local guest houses or bring aqua tablets to purify the available water at campsites and guest houses along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: Its a lodge basis trekking so there theer is a high chances to recharge. 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: Its true that you will see many travelers in the high season from all around the world. March, April, May, October and November are called high season for trekking and tours in the Himalayas. However, recently, there are many guest houses along the routes so we can find the room to stay overnight.

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

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

Question: Is a hike to Kala Patthar is a Safe for a solo woman trekkers?

Answer: Yes, a hike to Kala Patthar is widely regarded as safe for solo female trekkers. However, as with any trekking adventure, it’s crucial to take precautions and remain aware of your surroundings.

Our team consists of honest and friendly guides who treat every trekker like a family member. We have been organizing treks for solo female travelers since our establishment, ensuring their safety and enjoyment throughout the journey.

However, 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.

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 15% 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 carry your luggage. As a responsible trekking tour operator, each porter carries a maximum of 25 kilos, accommodating the luggage of two guests (12 kilos per guest) per porter.

Question: How much distance do I have to walk each day?

Answer: For the Kala Patthar trek, you will typically walk between 5 to 15 kilometers each day, depending on the itinerary and your pace. The distances vary to allow for acclimatization and to ensure a manageable trek to higher altitudes.

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 Sherpa trekking guide?

Answer: Yes, it is possible to hire a Sherpa trekking guide for your Kala Patthar trek. Hiring a Sherpa guide can enhance your experience with their local knowledge, expertise, and assistance throughout the journey.

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 Kala Patthar.
  • Amazing view of mainly Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Makalu…etc seen from Kalapathar hill.
  • Sherpa Buddhism, Ancient Buddhist Monastery, Local Sherpa and their way of life.

Best time for trek to Kala Patthar Hilltop

The very best time to visit Kala Patthar 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 and 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 are 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 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. Its a most popular route that attract 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 classical Everest trip with a stunning Gokyo lakes experience. Both treks offer exceptional views of Everest and other towering summits.

Kala Patthar viewpoint

Notes for Kala Patthar trekkers!

The information stated Kala Patthar hike is just a standard template guideline. For Kala Patthar trekkers, prioritize physical fitness, acclimatization, and proper gear for changing weather. Stay hydrated, use water purification methods, and practice Leave No Trace principles.

A visit to Kala Patthar itinerary is possible to modify on your specific requirements upon request. Factors such as local politics, landslides, flight cancellations, weather, or other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control may lead to itinerary changes during the trip.

While extensive alterations are unlikely, if changes are necessary, the trip leader will decide the best alternative option for the group’s interests. We strive to minimize the effects of changes or delays, but we cannot be held responsible for the results.

What makes Kala Patthar Trek special?

Hike to Kala Patthar is suitable for all-age walkers seeking a slightly more challenging trek. Our program always includes rest days and a gradual buildup to properly acclimatize to the altitude. It has a unique combination of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and physical challenges, makes it a special experience for visitors to Nepal.

We prioritize quality services, with safety and trip satisfaction as our top priorities. Our team consists of professional, trained, and licensed local guides with intimate knowledge of the destination.

Kala Patthar Trek Review

Kala Patthar Trek

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

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

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

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

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

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