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17 Days Everest Kalapatter Trek

Everest Kalapatter Trek The Everest region may be reached by STOL (short take-off and landing) airstrips at LukIa (2.800 metres), Shyangboche (3.700 metres), or Phaphlu (2364 metres) or by an eight-day trek from the road head at Jiri, 188 km from Kathmandu. Those who fly to Lukla miss the historic and culturally fascinating route followed by the Everest expeditions of the '50s and '60s.

It is best to take the time to walk from Jiri, then after acclimatization and conditioning afforded by the trek, visit base camp or climb Kala Pattar and either fly out from Lukla or walk back by an alternative route to Kathmandu. Those who insist their time is limited can fly to Lukla and spend as little as six days to visit Namche Bazaar and Thyangboche. It is ill advised to attempt a quick visit to base camp, because of the lack of time for acclimatization, if you fly in to one of these airstrips. You should allow at least eight or nine days to reach the base camp region if you fly to Lukla; the return from base camp to Lukla can be made in as few as four or five days, so an absolute minimum of two weeks is required for a safe trek to base camp. The timing is further complicated because flights to LukIa often do not work as planned, so those with a tight schedule would do well to allow a few spare days for both the flight in and the flight out.

Interesting and justifiably famous, not only for its proximity to the world's highest mountain, but also for its Sherpa villages and monasteries, the Everest, or Solu Khumbu area is the second most popular trekking destination in Nepal. The primary objective of Everest treks is either the Everest base camp, about 5.340 meters, or Kala Pattar, an unassuming 5.545 meter hump on the southern flank of Pumori (7,161 meters), which provides a fine view of Everest (8.848 meters).


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sight-seeing in Kathmandu valley via car and city tour guide
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2805m) & trek to Phakding (2652m)
Day 04: Phakding - Namche (3440m)
Day 05: Namche - Rest (day exploration
Day 06: Namche - Thyngboche (3867m)
Day 07: Thyngboche - Dingboche (4413m)
Day 08: Dingboche - Day exploration Chhunkung(4730m) or Nangkharsang Gompa (4600m)
Day 09: Dingboche - Labuche (4930m)
Day 10: Labuche - Kalapatter(5545m) - Gorak Shap(5140m) Highest Lodge in the world
Day 11: Gorak Shap- EBC (5360m)- Labuche (4930m)
Day 12: Labuche- Pangboche Upper (3900m) The oldest Monastery
Day 13: Pangboche- Khumjung (3790m) Big Sherpa Village, Hilary School and Hospital
Day 14: Khumjung- Phakding (2652m)
Day 15: Phakding- Lukla
Day 16: Lukla- Kathmandu – (By flight)
Day 17: Departure