Nepal: Kalapatar and Everest Base Camp


Everest should always be seen with “right vision,” with elegance, not arrogance. Flanked by such peaks as Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Lhotse and other sky-touching mountains, Chomolungma, or “Mother Goddess of the World” as the Sherpas call her, is an awesome sight. Join us, during these busy times, on one of the world’s greatest treks up to Kalapatar and Everest Base Camp. Here, after struggling to climb up to 19,000 feet, you can gaze across at a mountain that is 10,000 feet higher than you are and be humbled!

Yet this is not just about mountains, but also about people. Along the way, you will visit the villages and the monasteries, learn about the environmental issues affecting the area, and meet the Sherpas and mountaineers who have left such deep imprints on the area.

This year, due to the earlier earthquake, we will likely camp, rather than stay in private homes or lodges, although the situation may vary from place to place and at different times of the year. We will, however, cook in the lodges, so that the local people will benefit from the income. For more on Nepal, watch Toni Neubauer on A Conversation with Brent Boynton.


Land Cost

Starting at



Based on 4-6 People
(excluding international air)

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ITINERARY at a Glance

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu; Welcome dinner.

Day 2

Tour the Swayambunath, Pashupatinath and Bodhanath

Day 3

Fly to Lukla; Walk up the hill to Phakding

Day 4

Hike from Phakding to Namche

Day 5

Free day in Namche to explore town, museum, and READ Global Library.

Day 6

Climb to Thyangboche.

Day 7

Day at rest to explore monastery.

Day 8

Climb to Pheriche.

Day 9

Day at rest.

Day 10

Trek to Lobuche.

Day 11

Climb Kalapatar and return to Gorak Shep.

Day 12

Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Lobuche.

Day 13

Trek to Dingboche.

Day 14

Trek via Pangboche to Thyangboche.

Day 15

Trek to Jorsali.

Day 16

Rise early and hike to Lukla in time for your flight to Kathmandu.

Day 17

Visit Patan and Bhaktapur. Farewell dinner.

Day 18