Everest Base Camp Trek with Kalapatthar

Trip Duration

11 days

Trip Grade


Highest Altitude



Tea House


Plane, Car

Group Size


Best Season


Everest Base Camp Trek with Kalapatthar Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek with Kalapathhar visit is a dream for every mountaineer. This adventurous tour takes you to the base camp of Mt. Everest and gives you a taste of real Nepal adventure.

Mount Everest is the tallest peak in the world and proudly stands at the height of 8848m in Sagarmatha Zone, Solukhumbu district, in between Nepal and Tibet. The base camp of Mount Everest itself is at the height of 5364m from sea level. What could ever be more adventurous than trekking through the trail of the tallest peak in the world? Sir Edmund Percival Hillary along with Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, were the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest on July 20, 1919. Since then climbing Mount Everest, if not, camping on the base of Mount Everest has been people’s favorite. The main highlight of this trek is not only Mt Everest but also the Sagarmatha National Park which has protected our pride for centuries.

Scenic Moment during Everest base camp trek with Kalapatthar

Sagarmatha National Park covers a surface area of 124,400 hectares. The park is home to hundreds of flora and fauna including Himalayan Tahr, musk deer, red panda, wild boar, juniper, fir, Rhododendrons, etc. The Everest base camp trek with Kalapatthar passes through several landscapes, glaciers, rivers, waterfalls, and stunning views of mountains. Tibetan people and lifestyle highly influence theis area. We also get to experience the Tibetan lifestyle and culture in this trek.

Besides Tibetan, the area has highest population of Sherpa and Tamang people. Apart from being beautiful and mesmerizing, Mount Everest or the base camp holds some deep risks and challenges. It is situated at a very high altitude which makes people suffer from mountain sickness. Those who are new to trekking and don’t have excellent fitness have more risk of getting sick. It is better to have some experience and great physical and mental fitness for this trek.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek with Kalapatthar

  • Explore the beautiful Khumbu valley
  • Experience the hospitality of Sherpa people
  • Diverse flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Camp at the base of the world’s highest mountain peak

Trip Map

Safety and difficulties of EBC

Everest Base camp trek can be quite challenging and difficult. This is a moderately difficult trek. However, the level of difficulty entirely depends on your physical and mental fitness. But you can build your muscle strength, make your body flexible by practicing some light exercise, running, and jogging. The trek to Everest base camp via Kalapatthar is all about walking 5-6 hours per day for at least 15 days. This solo reason is enough to make this trek challenging. The trails are rugged, steep, may be snowy in off-seasons. The maximum height in this trek is the base camp of 5364m with other high passes on the way. There is a high risk of mountain sickness. The primary cause of altitude sickness is a decrease in the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere. It’s important to carry handheld oximetry. Oxygen saturation below 75% may be a risk.

Symptoms of Mountain sickness

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fast heartbeats

*Preventing mountain sickness

  • Walk slow
  • Stay hydrated
  • Have nutritional food
  • Have enough rest
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol

*Medicines for mountain sickness

  • Acetazolamide
  • Ibuprofen, paracetamol (for headache)
  • Promethazine (for nausea)

Trekking Equipment List

Woolen t shirts/shirts/thick sweaters. Backpack/Duffle bag
Thermal top/bottoms Passport
Jackets (Fiber or down) Passport size photographs
Raincoat Permit and travel insurance
Pair of sandals Suns cream and lip balm
Underwear Travel towel
Trekking trousers Wash kit
Sleeping trousers First aid kit
Hiking shorts Power bank
Water proof pants Summer/winter hat
Daypack Buff/bandana
Sleeping bag/Sleeping bag liner Water bottles and water purifier
Hiking boots Trekking poles
Hiking shocks Charger/adapter
Camp shoes Money/cash
Gloves and beanies Camera
Snow glasses and sunglasses trekking map
Down jacket/Gore-Tex Toiletries
Neck gaiter Water purification
Sun hat/woolen hat Water bottles

Other requirements

Travel insurance: Trekking to high altitudes can always be risky. Travel Insurance is something you might want to do before trekking anywhere. Sometimes in emergency cases, people need to be evacuated through a helicopter and get medical service. So, in such cases, your travel insurance will be bearing the cost for you. Seeing all these benefits,

the government of Nepal has made travel insurance mandatory thing before trekking. However, it is very important to mention the heights and all the places you will be reaching during your trek. Your insurance entirely depends on the details you have provided earlier. Travel insurance costs you around 150$ which is good for 1 month.

Visas/passports: if you are not a Nepalese or Indian citizen, then a visa and a passport are mandatory. You can get your Nepalese Visa at Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu. The passport must hold a visa of a minimum of 6 months.

Payment and Cancellation

Policy regarding Payment and Cancellation Payment:

1) To confirm a reservation, a deposit equal to 30% of the total price is required.
2) If the payment is made online, the remaining balance is due 10 days before the Tour, Trekking, Peak Climbing, or Expedition begins. If the payment is made in cash, it can be made after arrival. 3) If the booking is made within 30 days of the expedition beginning, full payment must be made at the time of booking.

1)A full refund of the deposit will be given if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled more than 60 days before the start date.
2)The deposit will not be refunded if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled within 30 days of its start date.
3)A tour, trek, peak climbing, or expedition will not be refunded if it is canceled prior to or on the start date.
4)All participants should strongly consider purchasing travel insurance to cover any unforeseen cancellations or other occurrences.

Note: We reserve the right to modify or cancel any trek in the event of a natural disaster, political unrest, or any other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. In such cases, a full refund or an alternative option will be provided.

Dates of Trip


Group Discount Prices

No. of Persons
Price per Person
1 Person
2 Persons
3-5 Persons
6-9 Persons
10-14 Persons
15-17 Persons
17-25 Persons

Frequently Asked Questions

Temperature and weather
It is quite obvious to have a very cold temperature and weather in EBC. Generally, at the altitude of 5,200m which is definitely above the sea level has characterized climate called mountain plateau climate which is coldest throughout all the months. During the spring season (March-May), the average daytime temperature is around 15 and can fall to -1 at night. The average temperature in the monsoon/summer season (June-August) is 22 in the day and around 4 at night. The autumn season (September-November) has an average temperature of 17 in the daytime and -8 in the night. The average temperature in the winter season (December-February) is around -5 in the daytime and around -10 to -15 in the nighttime. Considering all the temperature, weather, and warmth the best or peak season to trek EBC is in spring and autumn. The bearable temperature, the clear skies, and atmosphere, stunning views of Rhododendrons and mountains, the best condition of the trails, all features make these seasons best for trekking.
Food and accommodation
There are enough teahouses throughout the way to EBC. The teahouses are basically run by local Sherpa people. They have basic facilities like a warm room, blankets, and pillows. But they have to be shared with other trekkers as well. Also, the washroom and toilets have to be shared. Sometimes, you can get a single room with attached bathrooms. They also provide home-cooked meals like Dal, Bhat, vegetables, noodles, pasta, soup, and western food. Tea, coffee, soft drinks, hot chocolates, etc are also available on the teahouses. No camping is necessary unless you want to experience the camping trek. Staying in teahouses or lodges may cost up to 5- 10$ (500 -1000 NRS) per night. Teahouses have proper facilities of bathroom, hot shower, and internet access.
The gateway for the Everest Base camp is Lukla and the easiest and the fastest way to reach Lukla is to take a flight from Kathmandu which only takes 35 minutes. You can also travel by bus but it is certainly a tiring route. There is no direct connection between Kathmandu and Lukla and you need to travel via Jiri. The other option is a helicopter tour. It is available to the Everest base camp by many agencies or companies. It is best suited for those who are under limited time or want to have a more luxurious journey, or for someone who is physically disabled. The helicopter tour to EBC starts from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. You pass along Lukla, Namche, and other beautiful villages and finally to the base camp itself. The Ariel view of green vegetation, colorful Rhododendrons, snow-capped mountains, and small houses, are breathtaking. It might cost you a little expensive since it is the most luxurious and fastest means to reach EBC. The average cost of a helicopter tour to EBC is 200$.
Permits and fees
1) Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit · NON-SAARC countries- 3000 (excluding VAT) · SAARC countries- 1500 (excluding VAT) 2) Pasang Lhamu VDC permit – 2000 NRS 3) Trekkers Information Management System card (TIMS)- 1000NRS
Guides and porters
Guides and porters are not really mandatory but they can make your journey informative and interesting. They have more than enough knowledge about the directions, villages, places, accommodations, etc. Guides usually charge 25-30 $ per day. If you are physically able to carry your belonging then there is no need for a porter. If you want to walk freely without any burden you can hire a guide. They usually charge 15-20$ per day.
Electronics and communication
As we all know, EBC is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Considering this fact, there are several teahouses which provide all kinds of facilities including electricity, telephones or other communication service and the internet. There is no problem with charging your electronics or talking to your friends and families. You can also be updated on your social media. Satellite phones are also available in higher altitudes.

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