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EBC & Kalapathar Trek

Highlights of EBC - Kalapathar Trek

EBC Kalapathar Trek is a 13 day trek and is categorized in a difficult one. Like all other treks in this region this one also starts from the same common point. The highest point of the trek is Kalapather (5545m) where oxygen level drops to 50 percent of what you normally feel in sea level so breathing at such a high altitude will be little bit uneasy for you. You can see the panorama of Mt.Everest, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Pumori, Mt. Amadablam and many more. Sadly you will also see the bowl shaped EBC (Everest Base Camp) where so many people died because of the tragic event that took place on 25 April 2015.


EBC & Kalapathar Trek Overview

Everest Base Camp (EBC)-Kalapather is a trail you do not want to miss because of its vibrant and awe-inspiring nature. Many of those who heard of it would definitely don’t want to waste their time talking about, they would rather pack their bags and head straight towards EBC. This is a place where ancient Buddhist  traditions get along with modernity of 21st century. Most of the parts of EBC and Kalapather is not yet touched by the modern infrastructure of today’s fast growing world but the uniqueness of being unique has attracted millions of people from around the globe. EBC boast some of the highest mountains of the world including the highest one. Apart from its natural landscapes and the mountains it is also famous for its ancient Buddhist tradition, bio-diversity, variations of climate, abundance of green forest are some of its major talking point. The only way to know the true essence of this mighty Himalayas and its region is to be there by yourself and experience the glory and the outstanding beauty reserved in it. In the beginning it would be little hard to acknowledge the life and tradition of the people living in this region. But when you go there experience the way of life of the people living here, breath the same air they are breathing will definitely change your perspective. At the end of the trek you will not be the same person you were before, such is the mysticism of this place that human brains would find it hard to comprehend but enjoy the ecstasy, it offers you.

Almost all of the trails of EBC and its region starts from the common point which is Lukla. There is no access of roadways to this region and the only option to be there is to fly there. Lukla is the only airport in this region and is one of the world’s most highest and have most dangerous runway. You need to be very experienced and have the precise timing to land an aircraft in Lukla airport. Because once you miss you are not getting second chance to land or take off from a runway. Your trek starts right after you touch down in Lukla for the next two weeks. You will get to see some of the deepest gorges, mighty mountains free flowing Dudh koshi river, Imja river ancient monastery, hospitable Sherpa people and the diversity of flora and fauna restored in this region. You will see the greatest and tallest Himalayan ranges of the world.

  • Total duration of trip: 15 days which includes 2 days of airport pickup and drop off
  • Trek category: difficult
  • The highest altitude: Kalapather(5545m)
  • The lowest altitude: Phakding(2610m)
  • The best time to visit: between October to December and March to May
  • Major Attraction: bowl shaped EBC, breathtaking Everest and its ranges from kalapather, deadly landing and takeoff at Lukla Airport, spectacular gorges of Imja and Dudhkoshi
  • Mountains: Mt. Everest, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Amadablam, Mt.Nuptse, Mt.Pumori etc.

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu international Airport

You will be warmly greeted by our staff at the airport. You will then be drop off to one of the deluxe hotel of Kathmandu. Our guide will be there to brief you about your trek and then leave you to spend the evening at your will.

Day 02 Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding(2610m)

It will be a short flight and a short trek on your first day. After you land in LUkla, you will trek for about 2-3 hours. You can see the Dudh koshi river flowing relentlessly along the trails.

Day 03 Phakdin to Namche Bazar(3440m)

Walking through trails alongside the shore of river is what is stored for you on day three. Birch, juniper, blue pines, firs, bamboo, wild rose are some of the plants that will be your constant companion as you walk through the dense forest for most of the day. Today’s trek would be 5-6 hours. Overnight at lodge.

Day 04 Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar

Basically today will be your rest day. You have nothing much to do all day. After an early breakfast your guide will take you on a stroll in this little town. There are different types of cultural attractions for you. You will spend the night in the same lodge, you checked in yesterday.

Day 05 Namche Bazar to Terngboche(3860m)

Today the trek will be relatively easier one which will lead you to Dudh Koshi valley at Phungki Thanka with one hell of a view of Everest from there. You will then trek towards Tengboche monastery the oldest of its kind in this region, probably you can get some much needed mental peace. Your guide will arrange a lodge to spend the night.

Day 06 Tengboche to Dingboche(4410m)

On day six we will cross numerous suspension bridge hung over Imja Khola. As we walk alongside Imja khola we finally reach a little Sherpa village Dingboche which has a wonderful view of Mt.Everest, Mt.Amadablam and many more. Overnight at lodge.

Day 07 Dingboche to Lobuche(4910m)

Today we trek even further higher to Lobuche where the oxygen level drops by 50 percent and you can already feel its effects. Vegetation here is almost none and almost uninhabited except few houses and lodges.

Day 08 Lobuche to Gorakshep(5181m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m)

This is the most intriguing and anticipated day of your entire trek. Just after 2-3 hours of trek you will reach Gorakshep and you will further proceed to EBC. You can see the much talked and legendary Khumbu Glacier. After your exploration of EBC with little bit of photo session you will head back to Gorakshep in a lodge where you will be spending your night.

Day 09 Gorakshep to Kalapather(5545m) to Lobuche.

Today will be perhaps the longest hours of trek for about 7-8 hours and perhaps the most difficult day. Today you reach the highest point of trek Kalpather(5545m). At first we ascend the highest point(Kalapather) and come back the same point and descend about 600m down to Lobuche. You will get a magnificient view of some of the adored Mountains of the world such as Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Nupptse, Mt.Amadablam and last and probably the best one Mt.Everest and many more.

Day 10 Lobuche to Tengboche

On your 10th day you drop further down approximately 1100m. it will be a long 8-7 hours trek but physically less stressful as you will be going downhill. After your long trek you might be exhausted and want to fall asleep as soon as you reach the lodge.

Day 11 Tengboche to Namche Bazar

This day will also be and easy day for most part of the time you will be trekking alongside Imja river constantly listening its huge roar. Slowly the greenery starts to reappear dotted thinly over the hills. Upon reaching Namche bazaar you will be arranged a lodge by our crew member.

Day 12 Namche Bazar to Lukla

On this day we will drop further 800m down. The trail will be steeply downward and now you can see the lush green forest starts to appear once more. You will once again meet river Dudhkoshi while criss crossing the suspension bridge multiple times.

Day 13 Rest day at Lukla

At the end it all comes to the place where it all began. Now that your trek is over you might want to get relaxed and probably have a chilled beer with a glimpse of Everest at the horizon. Today you can have a tour of Lukla and probably you don’t want to miss to see how precisely the pilots land and take off in Tenzing and Hillary airport. Over 40 flights land and take off each day during peak seasons in Lukla and it has the most dangerous runway with no margin for error.

Day 14 Fly back to Kathmandu

The last day of your exhilarating journey finally comes to an end with so much of memories to be stored and shared. You will land early before noon and will be free all day. You can spend the rest of the day at your will.

Day 15 farewell day

So today you will be dropped off to airport by our staff and perhaps last time to say goodbye to mountains until you visit next time.


  • Arrival and departure facilities by private car/van
  • Three meals during entire trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All domestic flights with taxes of all kind
  • Accommodation in all of the lodges during entire trek and hotels in Kathmandu
  • Insurance of all the staff members
  • Trekking permits National park fees and TIMS


  • International airfare
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
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Duration: 15 Days

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Difficulty: Difficult

Atitude : Kalapather (5545m)

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