Wonderful Experience of Kalapatthar & Everest Base Camp

PLACE : HIMALAYA, NEPAL
DURATION : 17 DAYS

In order to reach Mount kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp, our professional mountain team has developed complete program offering your security along the expedition with the best acclimatization process. You have the opportunity to participate in our expeditions and enjoy this wonderful experience.

KALAPATTHAR (5,545M) AND EVEREST BASE CAMP (5,364M)

The route to Everest Base Camp (EBC) is probably the most famous mountain trek in the world. Every spring and autumn, the trail fill with awestruck trekkers who wind their way through friendly Sherpa villages on the Himalayan Range. Porters and Yaks ferrying equipment seem minute compared to the towering heights of amadablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and off course Mount Everest. Base camps sits astride glacial morraine beneath the unforgiving khumbu ice fall.

Kala Patthar, meaning ‘black rock’ in Nepali, is one of the attractive mountains to climb for anybody looking forward to begin their climbing experience in the Nepalese Himalayas. It appears as a big brown bump below the impressive south face of Pumori (7,161 m/23,494 ft). Many trekkers in the region of Mount Everest will attempt to summit Kala Patthar, since it provides the most accessible point to view Mt. Everest from base camp to peak (due to the structure of Everest, the peak cannot be seen from the base camp). The views from almost anywhere on Kala Patthar of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse are spectacular.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1 KATHMANDU (1,350M)
Fly to Kathmandu From Kuala Lumpur. Arrive in Kathmandu after 4 ½ hours flight, transfer to Nirvana Garden Hotel in Thamel.

DAY 2 KATHMANDU (1,350M)
Rest day. Buy equipments/attire/food at shop around Kathmandu. Prepare for the food and re-pack personal luggage.

DAY 3 KATHMANDU - LUKLA (2,840M) - PHAKDING (2,610M)
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast transfer to airport. Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla in Twin Otter Plane. Arrive in Lukla after 35 minutes flight and enjoy the view of beautiful of Himalayan Range from the air. Upon arrive, meet the trekking staff and start trekking to Pkahding. Lunch and dinner included.

DAY 4 PHAKDING (2,610M) - NAMCHE BAZAAR (3,440M)
After breakfast start to Namche Bazaar. Normal time of trekking is about 6 hours. We enter the Sagarmatha National Park (The world heritage site) at Jorsale, cross the Bhote Kosi river and then climb steeply to Namche Bazaar. Namche is the main trading center for the Khumbu. We will rest for two days in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided..

DAY 5 NAMCHE BAZAAR (3,440M)
Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.

DAY 6 NAMCHE BAZAAR (3,440<) - Diboche (3,820M)
After breakfast trek to Diboche. It takes about 6 hours trekking. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included. Stay in Diboche lodge.

DAY 7 DEBOCHE (3,820M) - DINGBOCHE (4,410M)
Trek to Dingboche. It takes about 6 hours and 30 minutes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

DAY 8 DINGBOCHE RI (5,000M)
Rest day in Dingboche. Climb Dingboche Ri for the acclimatization. For most people, this will be the highest they have been up to this point. There are up close views of Taweche and Ama Dablam. In the distance one can see Island Peak and Makalu, one of the fourteen 8,000 meter peaks on earth of which Everest and Lhotse are members.

DAY 9 DINBOCHE (4,410M) - Lobuche (4,920M)
Trekking from Dingboche to Lobuche which will takes about 5 hours walk. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.

DAY 10 LOBUCHE (4,920M) - GORAKSHEP (5,130M) - KALAPATTHAR (5,545M)
Trekking from Lobuche to Gorakshep. Lunch in Gorakshep. From there you can see Mount Kalapatthar just behind the lodge. After lunch climb Kalapatthar (5,545m) enjoy the magnificent view of Mt Everest in front of you and sunrise over the Khumbu Himalayas. Back down to Gorakshep. Overnight at lodge.

DAY 11 GORAKSHEP (5,130M) - EVEREST BASE CAMP (5,364M) - LOBUCHE (4,920M)
Trekking to Everest Base Camp and back to Lobuche. We will get an early start for our trek to Base camp. Another hour or hiking will take us to base camp. From here the view is one of the most spectacular anywhere in the World. You will be surrounded by the highest mountains in the World. Mt. Pumori with its steep ice walls and hanging glaciers seem so close that you could touch them. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

DAY 12 LOBUCHE (4,920M) - TYANGBOCHE (3,860M)
Trekking from Lobuche to Tyangboche. We will trekking down to Pangboche. Three meals are included.

DAY 13 TYANGBOCHE (3,860M) - MONJO (2,835M)
Trekking to Monjo. Three meals are included.

DAY 14 MONJO (2,835M) - Lukla (2,840M)
Trekking to Lukla. Three meals are included. Overnight at lodge.

DAY 15 KATHMANDU
Breakfast at lodge. Early morning flight and one of the most interesting flights you’ll ever experience. Upon arrival, transfer to Hotel. Free at leisure. Lunch and dinner are excluded.

DAY 16 KATHMANDU
Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure / shopping / visit places of interest (optional at client’s own expenses). Farewell dinner & certificate distribution ceremony.

DAY 17 KATHMANDU - KUALA LUMPUR
Transfer to airport and fly back to Kuala Lumpur.

NOTE
The above itinerary is intended as a guideline only. Although every effort will be made to adhere to it, changes may be caused due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Please be flexible if necessary.

Our mountain guide and consultant are qualified professional climbers and some has already climbed the highest mountain in the world “Mount Everest”, Mt. Aconcagua, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Elbrus, Mt. Mera Peak, Mt. Island peak, undergo special alpine training and many more. We believe that to succeed in our expeditions, professional with hands-on experience and the ability to offer security should guides the teams.

COST INCLUDED

  1. Training Consultations.5 hours training consultations and training schedule designed by our professional Everest Climber. It involves, physical and mental training so that you will be fully prepared for the altitude expedition.
  2. Medical / Food Consultations.3 hours advice on medical and food preparation by our expert climbing doctor which will advice the theoretical class on altitude mountain sickness (AMS) and cold injury. Our expert will also explain and share their experiences on food preparation for long expedition.
  3. Equipment / Attire Consultations.2 hours consultation on equipment and attire. Our expert will consult on the equipments that necessary to bring along the expedition, what to buy and what not to buy. So that you can enjoy your day on the mountain without any difficulties.
  4. Airport / Hotel.Our guide will be waiting for you at the airport to drive you to the Hotel, allowing you to enjoy your trip fully.
  5. Airport / Hotel.Our guide will be waiting for you at the airport to drive you to the Hotel, allowing you to enjoy your trip fully.
  6. Hotel in Kathmandu.You will stay in a Hotel in Kathmandu in Thamel for four nights, both when arriving in Kathmandu and returning from the expedition. The rooms included in our program are double (each participant will share his/her room with one of his/her expedition partners) and breakfast and taxes are included in the price. If you prefer single room, please do not forget to let us know in your booking form (This service has an extra cost).
  7. Accommodation on the Mountain.You will stay in a lodge along the expedition which complete with heater, dining, single bed, toilet, hot shower (at your own expenses) etc and the dining will offer variety of foods. In fact you still can order coca cola or Pringles. But, do not be surprise with the Price!
  8. Accommodation on the Mountain.You will stay in a lodge along the expedition which complete with heater, dining, single bed, toilet, hot shower (at your own expenses) etc and the dining will offer variety of foods. In fact you still can order coca cola or Pringles. But, do not be surprise with the Price!
  9. Airfare Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu (including guide airfare / domestic airport taxes). You will enjoy 40 minutes flight to get into the mountain. From the plane, you can see the beautiful of Himalayan Range and snow covered mountain all over places.
  10. Assistance to Trekkers.We will apply for you the Sargamatha National Park entry fee and service of trek guide, porters/yaks to carry luggage and the Fees for trekkers Information System (TIMS). Sleeping bag will be provided throughout the expedition.
  11. Meals.Throughout the expeditions you will enjoy all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as per the menu in the lodge. If you are vegetarian or celiac or have a special diet, please let us know in your booking form. It will be pleasure for us to prepare special menu for you.
  12. English Speaking Guide / Group’s Porter / Representative from KOC.English speaking guide from Kathmandu will represent throughout the trekking. Porters will carry of your luggage from Lukla. Sometimes Yak or mule has to carry if there are scarcity of porters.
  13. Farewell Dinner.Farewell dinner will be provided for all participant on the last day of trip in Kathmandu.
  14. Certificate.Certificates are distributed those who got the summit on peaks.

COST NOT INCLUDED

  1. International airfare
  2. Insurance of any kind (Emergency evacuation, medical, accidental, personal)<.li>
  3. Major meals in Kathmandu
  4. Excess baggage charge for both domestic and International flight
  5. Personal nature expenses
  6. Tips for staff and porters (tipping are expected)

RESERVATIONS

To make a reservation, you have to fill in the “Kembara Outdoor Centre-Expedition Form” and send to us but it must be noted that the trip will only be confirmed once we have received the deposit of 30% from the total cost. The balance shall be paid 30 days before departure.

Once you have sent to us the booking form, we will send you the invoice, equipment checklist form, medical information form and waiver of risk form.

Payment can be made by cash, cheques or wire transfer which details will be provided once you have complete and send the booking form to us.

Cancellation

If cancelling a reservation, once the required deposit has been processed, Kembara Outdoor Centre will maintain credit for 1 year. After this period, the validity of this credit will expire. You will have the possibility to get this credit only if you let us know 30 days before the starting date of the expedition.

LIST OF EQUIPMENTS :

  • Boots : sturdy hiking shoes / boots with good lug soles – waterproofed and broken-in. Trail conditions are often rough and uneven, with possible muddy conditions in many sections. On the high passes and at Base Camp the temperature could be as low as -15 Celsius. Make sure your boots are suitable for these conditions.
  • Light weight hiking shoes : good shoes for around camps, possibly used on some trail days as well depending on conditions.
  • Sleeping bag : good to -10 Celsius. There will be cold evenings in the upper Khumbu Valley and at Base Camp, though many nights may be below freezing (will be provided).
  • Sleeping bag liner : a lightweight liner is great for keeping your sleeping bag more comfortable and will serve well on it’s own during warm nights lower down. There will be colder evenings in the upper Khumbu Valley and at Base Camp, though many nights may be below freezing at any point on the trek.
  • Day pack : approx 30-40 liters, a reasonable size for carrying basics between camps during the day. Should be able to comfortably hold all the gear you will carry for each day (water, camera, raingear, warm jacket, personal items, snacks, etc.)
  • Rain jacket and pants : Waterproof / breathable type of rain / wind protection; jacket with a hood.
  • Lightweight shirt : Hiking shirt good for hot weather conditions (2)
  • Medium weight shirt : Shirt or sweater / pullover (2) (fleece is recommended)
  • Top and bottom thermal base layers : lightweight synthetic or wool blends, not cotton (1 each)
  • Long pants : Hiking pants, synthetic style that dry easily (1 pr)
  • Warm gloves : Warm ski gloves or mountain-style gloves (1 pr)
  • Liner gloves : lightweight gloves as extras and for cool days on lower mountain (Wind-stopper style)
  • Socks : wool or wool blend and lines (3-4 pairs / combination)
  • Warm jacket or sweater (wind-stopper type is recommended) : Insulating layer of wool, fleece or down - not cotton (1)
  • Toque / Warm hat : wool or fleece (1)
  • Hat with sun visor : baseball cap, etc. (1)
  • Cotton bandanas : 1 or 2 bandanas are helpful for sun-protection
  • Sunglasses : must have 100% UV protection and provide full coverage with side-shields or full-wrap (1 pr)
  • Headlamp :  small size with extra batteries. Essential for around camps (1)
  • Personal Kit : hand sanitizer, travel-wipes, biodegradable soap, hand towel, toothbrush, moisturizing cream, wet tissue, etc.
  • Personal first aid kit : small blister kit, personal medications, etc.
  • Water bottles / hydration system : hose / bag hydration systems are great for trekking days, but may freeze on colder days and evenings, so bring and extra water-bottle and thermos as well. 2 liters capacity minimum for the trip.
  • Folding style pocketknife : handy for around the camps and on the trail
  • Sunscreen and lipscreen : minimum 45 spf & waterproof
  • Collapsible walking poles : 1 or 2 trekking poles are helpful, especially on rough sections
  • Duffel bag or large pack : your gear will all need to be transported in one large back for ease of logistics.
  • Optional extras : Camera with extra battery. Smaller, dust and weather resistant cameras are best. Bring power charges as there are options along the way to recharge batteries. Extra storage media is also recommended as you will be taking lot’s of pictures! Reading material and / or audio books. Journal and pencil. Binoculars – small size compact style are best. Personal music player. Small travel games (cards, chess, dice, etc.). Most of your gear will be carried by porters or yaks. You will carry yourself for each day your water, camera, raingear, personal items, lunch, etc. Keep in mind that this is just the essential needs for on the trek – you will also require your usual clothing and other personal items before and after the trek while in Kathmandu (extra luggage can be left at the hotel for your return).

 

Book Now!