16- Day Everest Basecamp Kalapathar Trek

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  • 14 Days
Price per personUS$1175
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 1549
2 - 2 US$ 1399
3 - 5 US$ 1299
6 - 10 US$ 1175
11 - 16 US$ 1100
24 May, 2024
$1549 x 1 guests:

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  • Trip Duration14 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate - Strenuous
  • Best SeasonMarch- May & Sep- Nov
  • Max Altitude5545 m


The 16 Days Everest Basecamp Kalapathar Trek is one of the comfortable trekking programs that broadly allows you to enjoy your full of time with the beautify of diverse cultures and nature zone, an adventure trek to the base camp of the world's highest mountain brings you a full of joy and happiness with a lots life leading experiences.

The Everest Base Camp Trek with Kalapathar is obviously one of the best treks on earth which has been the world's most demanded trekking destination and visited by thousands of trekkers each and every year.

A journey from beginning to end takes you to the most beautiful heritage sites of the world, enjoying the local culture, and local foods, meeting the legendary sherpa people, and exploring their life and unique culture are truly some of the highlights of the trek.

The comfortable journey to Everest base camp with Kalapathar starts from the hustle and bustle city of Kathmandu with a scenic flight out to the heart of Sherpa place Lukla, Lukla is officially not only the starting point of the trek but also an ending point of the trek.

However, the trek takes us from the beautiful vegetation area to the world's highest mountain peak, a hiking step out to the Phakding for the first day of our trek, walking through the legendary villages of Chhomung, Ghat, and Phakding, the first-day hike is considered as an easy hike to Phakding.

From the next day forward, you will be hiking through the bank of Dudh Kosi River, crossing the several suspension bridges, and watching waterfalls, with the first view of Mount Everest makes your trip memorable even for the second day, then after, we hike closer to the Himalayas range of the Everest for next few days to Everest base camp.

Footing to the base camp of Mount Everest is not an easy task but it's not an impossible way to conquer as long as you have a strong passion and determination towards your dream.

Moreover, this trek is a non-technical trek that doesn't mean you need to have a good knowledge of climbing, it can be made up by anyone who is relatively fit and strong physically and mentally.

Likewise, there are no significant ways to train for the Everest base camp trek but if you can walk 1-2 houses a day, judging, or any physically related trains might be a truly helpful and easy move.

Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar

Everest base camp itself is an amazing place that used to be called a paradise for trekkers and is located at an altitude of 5364 meters above sea level.

However, the Base camp is basically a place where the place is fully studied by hundred of temporary camps for the climbers for the pre-training and officially for acclimatization to be able to stand at the top of Everest in the proper way, the base camp is fully covered by many tents during the climbing seasons like March, April, and MAY for appearing climbers to attempt in climbing.

Likewise, Kalathar is a small black hill/ stone ( Kala - Black, and Pathar - Hill/ stone) liest at the edge of the mountain which located right above the Gorakshep, Kalapathar is one of the best viewpoints to watch the sunrise over Everest with a stunning panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain peaks.

Moreover, a hike to Kalapathar is one of the most challenging parts of the journey but as a result worth it, you will be stunningly rewarded by majestic mountains like Mt.Pumori, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama-Dablam, and many more. The hiking to Kalapathar would take about 2 hours from Gorakshep.


The Best season of the year to do the Everest Basecamp trek is between the months of March, April, May, and Sept, Oct, Nov. This is a great time with perfect weather and moderate climates.

However, this trek is also easily accessible in the months of Jun, July, Aug, and Dec, Jan, and February but it might not be as comfortable weather as we mentioned seasons. but doing this trek in the off-season is a great advantage to walk freely with no traffic.


Complimentary Benefits Of This Trek

  • Free Airport transportation on arrival and departure days (We will pick you up and drop you off)
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, Down jacket, and walking poles (rental is included if needed)
  • Duffle bag if required (Optional)
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART's hiking T-shirt
  • An Ox-meter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse at a high altitude to find out your accurate health condition while you are trekking in the mountain.
  • WOKI TOKI - for communication during the trek



  • A beautiful tour around ancient temples and monasteries in the Kathmandu valley 
  • Hiking to Kalapathar - The higher point of the trek 
  • Enjoy the short mountain flight to Lukla
  • Explore the Sherpa culture and their lifestyle in the mountains
  • Stunning view of the mountains and sceneries throughout the trek 
  • Foot to the base camp of the world's tallest peak Mount Everest
  • Syangbuche Airport (the highest airport in The world)
  • A walking experience over the deepest glacier in the world
  • taste delicious local meals and tea houses
  • Meet friendly people and warm hospitality 


Please note: The trekking times indicated Below are approximate and are best used as general guidelines. During the Trek, you’ll be able to travel freely at your own pace. We also recommend arriving in Kathmandu at least one day before your scheduled itinerary begins; this will allow you to meet with our trekking team in advance to learn more about your planned activities. Staying in Kathmandu for an extra day or two at the end of the itinerary will also provide you with a more flexible schedule in the event that mountain flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are delayed due to weather.



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    • Trekking Lodge
    • 4 hrs approx
    • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • 2600 m
    • Trekking Lodge
    • 5/6 hrs approx
    • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • 3420 m
    • Trekking Lodge
    • 2 hrs hike
    • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • 3700 m (Everest View Lodge)
    • Trekking Lodge
    • 4 hrs approx
    • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • 3910 m
    • Trekking Lodge
    • 5 hrs approx
    • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • 4430 m
    • Trekking Lodge
    • 2 hrs hike
    • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • 5520 m
    • Trekking Lodge
    • 4/5 hrs approx
    • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • 4940 m
    • Trekking Lodge
    • 4 HRS APPROX
    • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • 5364 m ( EBC)
    • Trekking Lodge
    • 5 hrs approx
    • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • 5545 m ( Kalapathar)
    • Trekking Lodge
    • 5 hrs approx
    • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • 3420 m
    • Trekking Lodge
    • 5/6 hrs approx
    • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • 2830 m
    • Hotel
    • 35 m approx
    • Breakfast
    • 1350 m
    • Hotel
    • 4 HRS APPROX
    • 1350 M

        Trip inclusion

        • International Airport- Hotel- Airport pick up and drop off by private car/Jeep/ Hiace.

        • Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.

        • Alpine Ramble’s experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide.
        • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
        • All necessary papers including Everest national park permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
        • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, and down jacket on request (optional)
        • Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek
        • Assistant guide for the group 6 or above
        • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in the both Kathmandu and Lukla airport
        • Supplementary snacks: energy bars, crackers, cookies, etc.
        • Seasonal fresh fruits dessert every evening after dinner.
        • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
        • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
        • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt/  route map and a duffel bag (if required)
        • An oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
        • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
        • Emergency rescue operation assistance will be arranged in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance)
        • All government, Local taxes/ vat, and official Expenses
        • Nepal entry visa fees (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
        • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule (Foods and accommodations before and after the trek) 
        • All kinds of beverages (tea/coffee, coke, beers, water, etc).
        • Additional costs by out of management control due to the landscape, weather conditions, illness, change of government policies, strikes, physical conditions, etc.
        • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
        • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
        • Travel insurance has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from the high altitude up to 5000 m.
        • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
        • Tipping  (expected by guide and staff)
        • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek

        Trip Info

        Food on Everest Basecamp Kalapathar Trek -16 Days

        Trekking in the Himalayas is an amazing adventure experience of a lifetime, for multiple days of trekking we obviously need a solid diet and hygienic foods to keep us strong and energize. As we trek in the mountain our body obviously needs a good level of dieting foods like protein and carbohydrates to maintain our fitness level for the trekking. However, the meal in this trek is very handy but it might be slightly different in size/taste than it is in city areas.

        During the trek, we have a pretty wide selection of food items on the tea houses menus which are originated and prepared by the local community, the names of the most common meals of the region as given below.

        Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named Gurung bread in the Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey, and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano

        Common Lunch options – different variety of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

        Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings) different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

        At the tea houses, the menu has plenty of non-veg items mentioned but officially any of the meats are not our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as in high areas is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to persuade you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.

        Deseret and Snacks options,- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruit snicker/ mars bar, popcorns, cake, and pastries, etc.

        Hot Drink options – Varieties of hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.)

        Water options during Everest Basecamp Kalapathar Trek -16 Days

        Everest region has many shops or even tea houses you will easily be found the regular bottle of mineral water to buy, also we have plenty of water sources along the way, refilling the water from random taps or water source is potable but it will be fine to drink with a Lifetraw or using the water purification pills. Remember, water is one of the most important factors while trekking at such a high altitude and it might be replaced as oxygen – at least 2-4 L water per day is recommended.

        Accommodation facts on Everest Basecamp Kalapathar Trek -16 Days

        Accommodations on the mountain are very simple in tea hoses. The rooms typically have only 2- 3 single beds with nice and warm blankets, pillows, comfortable matrices, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and nice views. However, a single private room will be provided during the trek without any extra cost for solo female travelers.

        During the trek, we will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great views of the mountain and sceneries.

        NOTE: Kathmandu has a large range of luxury stars hotel offers to select for your stay. However, we will also be pleased to be part of this help to make the reservations for the 4 and 5-star hotel booking as well on request.

        Passport and Visa

        If you are traveling to Nepal you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. However, the arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu where you can simply get an On Arrival Visa” and you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal.

        You will be charged $40 USD as visa application fees for 30 days tourist visa to the forefingers except for Chinese and Indian. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa)!

        Travel Insurance

        For safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers participating in any trek and tour programs on the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas is like security on which you can rely on and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, and medical evacuations expense it will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything things that may go wrong.

        Packing list for Everest Basecamp Kalapathar Trek -16 Days

        The following lists are the essential trekking gear which is recommended for trekking in Nepal and all listed gear can also buy easily in Kathmandu, Kathmandu has a number of shops selling the necessary clothes and gear for trekkers.

        • A few pairs of Thermal tops
        • Fleece jacket/pullover
        • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
        • Down jacket -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
        • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
        • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
        • Mittens/woolen gloves
        • Warm Hiking socks
        • Trekking shoes with spare laces
        • Pair of flip flop
        • Underwear & Swiming costume
        • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
        • Sun hat/scarf
        • Sunglasses
        • Sleeping bag -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
        • Trekking poles (Not 100%)
        • Day bag above 40 L
        • 1 set- Headlamp
        • Small lock for the day backpack
        • Reusable water bottles- 2 letters
        • Water purification tablets/ electric light
        • Wash towel
        • Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
        • Rain poncho
        • Basic personal first aid kit

        Everest Basecamp Kalapathar Trek -16 Days Safety and Satisfactions


        On this trek, you will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally come from the mountain (same region) of Nepal, the guide will be carrying all the essentials equipment with a first aid kit for safety reasons; we would like you to take some of your own personal mediation on this trek. However, in the emergency case, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu.

        Note: During the trek, make sure you are always in the safe zone of the place wherever you are while trekking on the mountain because you may encounter a number of mules, yaks are carrying the suppliers for hotels, Yaks Donkey and Jokpa use for the major transportations in the Himalayas region, as we always need to be aware with them, and stay at the safe place, especially at the narrow section of the trail.

        Responsible tourism

        Our experienced field staff/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role of following the rules.

        • please respect the local people and their laws, custom, and their beliefs

        • Please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community.
        • please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
        • Please help the local community to encourage the positive sides of tourism as long as possible.
        • We at Alpine Ramble Treks are involved in Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable positive environmentally sensitive of both travelers and communities.

        Transportations on Trek

        Alpine Ramble provides all the necessary transportation for your trip including free arrival and departure transportation services. On your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our airport representative with traditional flowers then you will be reassigned to the respective Hotel. Similarly, we will also provide private vehicles for the city tour like Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, Nagarkot Sunrise View tour, or any others in Nepal on request.

        Booking and payment process

        Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government-authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075. We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations, therefore, any adventure-interested persons are heartily welcome to be booked and be part of our family now, we treat you as family members while traveling with us. we called Mountain family, home away from home with us.

        To process a trip booking with us, you're required to deposit 10 % of the full trip cost in advance to the prior of time to make sure all the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. The remaining of payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit card or in cash - cash would be much appreciated. At the same time, we would also like to request you to send us all your documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking.

        Extra personal expenses for trekking

        During the trek, all your foods are included in the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks), the foods will be served as per the package program and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra.

        Last-minute booking

        The last-minute booking can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form or, by sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trips.

        We look forward to experiencing this trip with you in the land of the mighty mountains, and the place of Lord Gautama Buddha


        Yes, on upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by one of our Alpine Ramble crews and transfer to the respective hotel

        Altitudes in the Himalayas of Nepal definitely demand excellent stamina, tough determination, and the best health condition. Some sections of the trek are quite demanding and some days might even require 5-7 hours of walking.

        Although the trek to the Everest Base Camp is considered moderate and easily attainable, it is no walk in the park.

        Moreover, the good news is that no technical skill is required to plan your trek or any other exploratory trips in Nepal. However, your prior hiking experience will definitely be considered a plus point. A few months of regular exercise including walking and jogging is recommended before the trip to build up the required stamina.

        Our professional guides will do their best to keep a reasonable pace throughout the trek. They will always be on hand to encourage and give advice when required. Their aim is for all participants to not only complete this trek but to have the best time of their life exploring the wonderful Himalayas.

        Yes, Or guide will be taking a first aid kit with basis medicines including Diamox. However, we would recommend you to take some medicine by yourself. 

        Yes, Three meals of a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the trek in the mountain and foods you will be eating as per menu- offers a wide verity of meals including local and western continentals. 

        Yes, you can be paid either way. However, we recommend you to pay in cash for the remaining of your tour balance, paying by credit card charge you 4 % extra as serving fee by the bank. Any amounts of cash are acceptable! 

        The travelers need to be paid 10% of the full trip cost in advance and remaining of the funds for trekking can be made on arrival in Kathmandu. For the booking of your trip please go through the section of "BOOK YOUR TRIP" and click there to make your reservation, it's instant booking confirmation. 


        Yes, Kathmandu has plenty of shops offering the best prices for trekking gears.

        The best season of the year for this trek is Autumn ( Spe- Dec) and Spring ( March-May) with the clear sky and great views- the temperatures are moderate, you can also do the trek in other months as well with less crowded. 


        Yes, we have a safe place to store your luggage at our Hotel or office.

        Yes, The laundry and Hot shower (more likely bucket shower at the higher point of the trek) services are available with small charge 

        Yes, we will help you to exchange your current very easily 

        Yes, almost every teahouse has Wifi offer with a little charge 

        Yes, Visitors can get - On Arrival visa very easily at the Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season.

        Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for trekking to the Everest region. -your travel insurance must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for individual trekking members, please kindly provide us your insurance to us at the time of booking your trip or later - before your trip get started. Alpine Ramble will help and assist you to buy travel insurance for potential unforeseen events or altitude sickness during the trek.

        The answer is absolutely Yes, we have been trekking many times with a solo female trekker and all of the trekking tours have successfully done by supporting the help of our friendly and experienced Guides and sherpa team.

        Everest base camp elevation is 5364 meters 

        The Highest Point of our trek is 5545 meters (KALAPATHAR)  above the sea level 

        Yes, Our Guide and Porters are all insured and they have trekking climbing insurances for trekking to any mountain in Nepal.


        Of course, yes, you can!  This trekking tour can be done by anyone from 8 years young to 75 years old with a reasonably fit by physical and mental. However, this trekking tour will be guided by a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide who helps you to accomplish the trek with great help and support thoroughly.

        Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits of Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems) and they are all helped and provided by Alpine Ramble Trekks- it's all are included on our package program.

        Apparently, the hiking would be at least 4-6  hours per day

        Yes, you could choose to own your departure dates according to your time and schedule if the published Departure dates are not suitable for your travel plans, we will help you to customize the trip Itinerary on your own time and preferences. 
        • Ascend Slowly
        • Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco
        • Proper Acclimatization Rest and walk slowly
        • Drink plenty of water - at least 3 liters of a day
        • Eat Well and Plenty- mostly soups items like garlic, ginger, etc
        • Use the Diamox as per Doctor's instructors if AMS symptoms grew 


        • Elisa Conconi - May 27, 2022

          The best trekking company in all Nepal! It was my first time in Nepal and the Alpine Ramble staffs made me feel at home, as part of a big family! If you want to see amazing landscapes and live a wonderful experience, I recommend you to travel with Alpine Remble who would take care of you and all of your needs, and they have the best guides and porters for your trekking!Thank you Dil, thank you to my guide Ram e to my porter who was like my Nepali brother