Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar trek is one of the most popular and sought-after destinations in the world. This trek provides an awesome experience in the high Himalaya region, exploring the major sites of the region such as Lukla, Namche, Kala Patthar, Everest Base Camp, Chola Pass, Gokyo Lake and Tengboche. With breath-taking sceneries, snow-laden peaks, interesting villages and unique Sherpa culture, the Everest region has a lot to offer.
From Kalapattar you will enjoy outstanding and breathtaking views of the world’s top eight thousand highest peaks – Cho Oyu (8,201m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516m) and Everest (8,848m), along with many other peaks. On the way, you will pass through rhododendron forests, rocky hills, rivers, glaciated lakes until you reach Everest Base Camp. You will experience socio-cultural aspects of the Sherpa community – their traditions, culture, and lifestyle of the Khumbu area.
After preparation in Kathmandu, the trip begins with the exciting mountain flight to Lukla airstrip (the gateway to the Everest region) and then continues walking along the Dudh Koshi River, until we reach the lively Sherpa settlement of Namche Bazaar, where we spend two nights to ensure proper acclimatisation with an excursion hike around. After leaving Namche Bazaar, we trek towards Tengboche, Dingboche, Chhukung, Lobuche and then to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar (Black Rock), passing through several tea houses, lodges and villages and monasteries. Everest Base Camp is truly the top of the world and a sublime journey.
No doubt, this is a different and less-trodden trek route than the regular Everest Base Camp trek and the itinerary allows all the trekkers in a group to have enough time for proper and better acclimatisation. After we ascend to the EBC and Kalapattar, we hike down to Lukla to catch a flight to Kathmandu via Pheriche, Khumjung, and Jorsale by different trails than the one we trekked before.
The best time for trekking to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar trek is March, April, and May in the Spring season, and late September, October, and November in Autumn. During this time, you will have a clearer sky for good photography and pleasant weather. In January and February, it is also possible to do the trek but it can be very cold higher up (-20°C/-4°F to – 30°C/-22°F) and full of snow on the trail during winter.
This trek can be customised to suit the interest and suggested dates of our prospective clients. Tara Treks Nepal is happy to organize Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar trek for individuals and groups as per request.