1. Nepal
  2. Sagarmatha Zone
  3. Namche Bazar
  4. Lukla - Everest Base Camp Trekking Route

Everest: 12-Day Trek from Lukla to Kala Patthar

Product ID: 346541
See gallery
Embark on a challenging, 12-day trek from Lukla to Kala Patthar passing through the Valley of Dudh Koshi River. Take on a thrilling climb from 9187 ft to 18193 ft while exploring Sherpa villages, shrines, and monasteries along the way.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Valid 1 day
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Select participants and date:

Loading...

Experience

Highlights
  • Spend 12 days trekking through secluded wilderness
  • Take in panoramic views of Mount Everest from the Kala Patthar
  • Explore the colorful market town of Namche Bazar
  • Enjoy hassle-free travel with meals and accommodation included along the route
Full description
Take on a magical and unforgettable journey starting in Kathmandu and continuing by airplane to Lukla. Enjoy panoramic views of Mount Kumbila, Mount Thamserku, and Mount Everest while exploring hamlets, Sherpa villages, shrines, and monasteries. Live the history of this secluded region that has only recently opened up to the public and challenge yourself to a strenuous yet rewarding once-in-a-lifetime adventure.  

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport (1300m/4265ft) where a friendly, English-speaking representative will greet you and help you check in to the hotel. Enjoy lunch on your own and explore the shrines, markets, and restaurants of Kathmandu at your own pace. In the evening, join the group for a welcome dinner.  

Day 2: Fly to Lukla and trek 2-3 hours to Phakding (2610m/8563ft). Climbing above farmlands, the group passes through the Sherpa villages of Chheplung, Ghat, and Thulo Gumela to witness breathtaking views of the sacred Mount Kumbila and sister summits, the Kusum Kanguru Peaks. Overnight in lodge.  

Day 3: Trek 5-6 hours to Namche (3420m/11221ft) and cross through the hamlets of Zamphute and Tok Tok while taking in panoramic views of Mount Thamserku in the distance. Pass through the Sherpa villages of Benkar, Chumoa, and Monjo before reaching Utche Choling Gompa on a bluff over the Dudhkoshi River. Visit Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before reaching Namche Bazar to enjoy the first glimpse of Mount Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge.  

Day 4: Trek 4 hours to Tengboche (3870m/12697ft). Overnight in lodge.  

Day 5: Trek 3-5 hours to Dingboche (4360m/14305ft). Overnight in lodge.  

Day 6: Trek 4-5 hours to Lobuche (4930m/16175ft). Overnight in lodge.  

Day 7: Trek up to Gorak Shep (5160m/16930ft) and EBC (5340m/17521ft) before returning to Gorak Shep. Overnight in lodge.  

Day 8: Trek to Kala Patthar (5545m/18193ft) and Pheriche (4240m/13911ft). Overnight in lodge.  

Day 9: Return trek to Namche Bazar. Overnight in lodge.  

Day 10: Return trek to Lukla. Overnight in lodge. 

Day 11: Return flight to Kathmandu. Lunch on your own with free time to explore the city. Farewell activity in the evening with overnight in a hotel.

Day 12: Return trip home. For those who would like to try another activity, our representatives would be happy to organize day trips to national parks, rafting excursions, or trips to India, Bhutan or Tibet.
Includes
  • All airport and hotel transfers.
  • Return flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • 2 Nights' stay in a 3* Kathmandu Hotel, including breakfast.
  • 9 Nights' stay in lodge or guest houses during the trek.
  • 2 Trekking guides and 1 porter.
  • Salary, food, insurance, and lodging costs for guides and porter.
  • Breakfasts (11), lunches (9), and dinners (11).
  • National park permits and TIMS for Everest.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag rental.
  • ACH Kitbag and t-shirt.
What’s Not Included
  • Visa fees.
  • International airfare and departure tax.
  • Gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance including evacuation.
  • Lunch upon arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Hot shower, hot water, mineral water, Wi-Fi
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

We will contact you to confirm the meeting point one day prior to the start of the activity.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• Lunch in Kathmandu on day 1 is not Included.
• Please confirm your hotel in Katmandu so that our team may drop-off the necessary documents.