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Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek from the last village of Gorak Shep will combine to give you the most dramatic introduction to Everest possible. Base Camp offers the Khumbu Glacier, the infamous ice fall to the Western Cwm and, in spring, the preparatory conditions of mountaineers. Kala Patthar, behind the village, offers close-up views of Everest, Nuptse, the South Col and a ring of lesser peaks with beautiful Pumori next to you.

This Everest base camp trekking  begins with a scenic 35 minute flight to the northwest of Kathmandu and lifts you to Lukla (2780m) where you will meet your porters and set off, through farmland and forest along trails that have been trodden for centuries. Take time to observe local architecture, customs and habits; put aside “foreign ways” and enjoy the pace of life devoid of wheels, rush and time constraints. Let the setting consume you as you mingle with the people and experience their lifestyle, beliefs, skills and warmth. Prayer flags, chortens, mani walls and gompas will testify to the importance of Buddhism in their lives.

Our Everest Base Camp trek Nepal is carefully structured to minimize the risks of altitude sickness (AMS) by limiting the length of each day’s walk and the gain in altitude. A rest day at the vibrant town of Namche Bazaar allows for an acclimatization walk to explore Khumjung, the largest Sherpa Village in the region before dropping back “low” for the night. As the EBC trekking trail rises, the villages become smaller, the vegetation and crops change to cope with shorter growing seasons, your pace becomes slower and the scenery more dramatic. A second acclimatization day is required at Dingboche, after which you gradually climb to the last village of Gorak Shep.

The Mount Everest Trek  return journey, whilst quicker as you lose altitude, is no less spectacular and also affords the opportunity to re-observe, re-assess and enrich your experience. 

This strenuous trek requires fitness, good boots, warm/waterproof clothing, a good sleeping bag, a day pack camera sunscreen and hat. Our Everest trek package includes transport, porters, meals, accommodation and drinking water. 

Spring (March - May) and autumn (September - November) are the most popular trekking months, but Mountain Mart Treks’ adventure team offers this trek in all four seasons.

Outline Itinerary: 

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)


Day at leisure to follow your own interests. 

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,562m/8,700ft): 35 minutes airstrip and 3-4 hrs. trek

Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280ft): 5-6 hrs. trek

Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)

Day 06: Namche Bazzar - Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5-6 hrs. trek

Day 07: Tengboche - Dingboche (4,360m/14,300ft): 5-6 hrs. trek

Day 08: Acclimatization day in Dingboche

Day 09: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940m/16,207ft): 4-5 hrs. trek

Day 10: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,160m/17,000ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) Gorak Shep: 7-8 hrs. trek

Day 11: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) - Pheriche (4,280m/14,070ft): 7-8 hrs. trek

Day 12: Pheriche – Phortse (3,750m/12,300ft): 4-5 hrs. trek

Day 13: Phortse – Monjo ((2,800m/9200ft): 5-6 hrs. trek

Day 14: Monjo – Lukla (2,780m /9,175ft): 5-6 hrs.trek

Day 15: Lukla – Kathmandu by Air (1,300m/4,264ft):35 minutes airstrip

Day 16: Final Departure

Remark - Please note that cloud and turbulent weather is a regular phenomenon along the Himalayan range. It is thus possible that domestic flights from Kathmandu to/from Lukla may have to be delayed for a few hours or even cancelled for a day or more. Fortunately this does not happen frequently during the high seasons of March – May or September to November: but you need to plan for this possibility.

As a safeguard we recommend that you add on a couple of extra days after your trek before you fly from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

Why select Mountain Mart Treks to be your travel partner?

  • More than 20 years of route experiences
  •  Guests first
  • Individual trip design and fixed departures
  • Comfort & safety
  • Stress Free Travel
  • Fixed prices without hidden costs
  • Extensive range of travel service
  • World class travel service
  • Easy and flexible payment modes  
  • Financial protection
  • Staff care
  • Responsible tourism      
  • Walking and helping

Body wear:

T-shirt, long sleeve, half pant, long trouser, warm Jacket, fleece Jacket, Gore-tax windproof Jacket & trouser, warm trouser, rain Jacket, sleeping bag, down jacket

Head wear:

Sun hat, woolen hat/fleece hat, sunglass & scat

Hand wear:


Foot wear:

Warm woolen socks, trekking boots & sandal


Personal toiletries, personal first aid kit, sun block, lip guard, shampoo, soap, shavers, moisturizer, passport copies, pocket knives, flash light, camera & film, tawel, water bottle, music & books.

What you carry for the trek:

Please, bring the equipment listed above and pack your gear for the trek into a duffel bag or rucksacks, and small day bag for you. The larger bag with your kit will be carried by the porter to meet you each evening. You should bring a day pack to carry by yourself for water, rain jacket, hat gloves, camera money etc. The weather in mountain is changeable so you will need some warm cloths with you on your day pack.

What to do about the left over baggage:

One day before your departure for the trek you could leave the valuable things which you do not need on the trek such as passport, visa card, flight tickets, in our safety box, and the rest of the things you could store it in our store room.

What is a tea house trek? Accommodation and food facilities!

Tea house trek mean staying and eating in the local lodges. We stay in double room, rooms are basic but comfortable mattress, normally just a bed and pillow. Most of them have electric light and all have and all have specious dining room –lounge. Mostly in tea houses there are common bathroom. Hot shower also available on the tea- houses but the hot water depend on weather conditions and to pay to get the shower.  We eat at tea- house, though food is usually potential and delicious, menu is not extensive. They offer variety of potato rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup. You could choose food from the menu what you could choose the food from the menu what you would like to have. You would be able to eat the food as much as you like but you would not able to order more than enough and left the food.


It’s very important not to get sick while you are going on the trek and you need to be careful about what you eat and drink.  You need to stay healthy and avoid getting sick in order to have a successful trek.

Some tips for staying healthy:

Avoid drinking or brushing your teeth with tap water. Drink only sealed bottled or proper boiled water or use water purification tablets. During the trek avoid the temptation to test your fitness through fast walking at altitude.

Medical kit

Your guide will bring normal medical kits with him while on the trek. It is recommended that you also bring a small personal medical kit including pain killers, sore throat, plasters, strapping tape for blisters, etc. If you are taking regular mediation you need to bring those medicine with you and do not forget to bring extra supply if somehow one pack is lost.

The trails:

The trekking trail of Nepal vary from wide, rode-like avenues to narrow, slippery paths built out over enormous drops. In many places, a fall from the trail would be final. One most pay attention at all the time to where you are placing your fact. Be specially  careful not move while looking through the view finder of your camera.

The weather:

Nepal has the wildest altitude range of any country of the earth. Each altitude will have its’ own weather problem, from typical heat to arctic cold. In the main trekking season in the spring and fall, the weather is often stable and even the high passes may be free of snow and relatively easy to traverse at times. Those trekkers who encountered an easy at altitude nasty spread the word that boots and warm clothing are not required. This is a mistake. That sudden storm can occur at any time, dumping one or two meter of snow on the passes. At that point, any one with simple running shoes will not be able to processed and may even be stranded for a number of days. Frostbite is a constant risk if one walks in snow at high altitude.

If you trek in the winter, you most be prepared for cold and snow. If you trek in the monsoon you might be face with slippery trails and difficult rivers crossing. You are heading into the world highest mountain range. Be prepared for changes in temperature and weather.

Altitude and preventing altitude:

Being in a hurry in the mountain of Nepal can be deadly. Acclimatization is the word used to describe the adjustments your body makes as it ascends. Ascend slowly and drinking lots of water is one of the best ways not to get high altitude. You should not plan to go to high altitude if you have know heart disease, difficulty to breathing at sea level or are pregnant. For other chronic medical conditions its better to consult your doctor. Sleeping pills, alcohol, smoking should not be used at altitude as they tend to decrease breathing and lead to Acute Mountain Sickness. It comes that during 3-4 liters of fluids (Water, Soup, etc) per day to avoid dehydration helps in the acclimatization process.

Tipping and cash requirement

On the trekking route do not forget to bring Nepalese rupees for drinks bottled water drinks/alcohol that might purchage on the way. The sum of amount to carry on the trekking route depends on the day and area you are going to trek in. Tipping is now common in Nepal but there is no certain rules how much should be tips and it’s not the must to tip.

Photographing people:

During a trek you will have many opportunities to photograph local people and amazing society. You could usetons of films taking amazing natural scenery but talking the picture of people it’s a good idea to ask before taking. Some people do not like you to take the picture of them. So always ask before taking the pictures.

Considering Environment:

While trekking you have to consider on the environment not to destroy the environment. There are so many ways you could help not to polluted the environment of the area such as pick up papers, film wrappers, burn all your toilet paper and bury your farce, do not make camp fire.


All tour participants should obtain their own personal insurance which covers accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss or damage to personal effects.

Everest Kala Pathar trekking detail itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Our MMT(Mountain Mart treks) Airport Representative will be there to greet you outside the Terminal Hall (after you have completed passport, immigration and visa requirements). He will be displaying our Treks & Expeditions logo with your name on it. You will then be transferred to your hotel. Afternoon free.  Evening: a welcome dinner, hosted by our management, introduce you to your guide, brief you on the trek and check on necessities.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing & and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

After breakfast, your day will start with our day tour to cultural world heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. This includes the pilgrimage sites of the Hindu s Temple Pashupatinath; the world’s biggest Stupa at Bouddhanath; and visit the Swoyambhunath Stupa - also known as the monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas, we visit the historical Patan Durbar Square & and Kathmandu’s Durbar Square (Freak Street) with its temple, unique ancient art, architecture, museum and Kumari (living goddess). Evening meeting for pre-trip counseling to ensure you have all necessary trekking gear, medical kit and legal requirements (including permits, TIMS and etc.).


Day at leisure, to follow your own interests.

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,562m/8700ft): 35 minutes airstrip and 3-4 hrs.

Morning, transfer to domestic airport and fly to Lukla (2,780m /9,175ft) gateway to Everest Base Camp 35 minutes Trans Himalaya flight. Culminate dramatic landing on a hillside Lukla, introduce porters and downhill to beautiful Sherpa settlement Choplung. The trail continues along the side of the Dudh Koshi valley before ascending to Ghat (2,530m /8,350ft) Trail climbs gently again about an hour to final destination Phakding. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280ft): 5-6 hrs.

After breakfast, our trek leads through a beautiful pine forest, along Dudh Koshi River crossing many suspension bridges via Sherpa villages Benkar, Chimoa, Monjo and Jorsole a national park permit check point with the tranquility view of glistering Mt. Thamserku (6,618 m) Trail continues through the Dudh Koshi riverbed to the confluence of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers. Trail climbs steadily crossing high Tenzing- Hilary suspension bridge. On the way inspiring glimpse of Mt. Everest right up next Nuptse- Lhotse ridge. About 3 hours ascend through the wonderful pine forest finally, reach a prosperous trading and administrative village Namche Bazar. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar(3,440m/11,284ft)

It’s a scheduled acclimatization day of the trek. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and health experts recommend to hold at least one extra night. Stay active and roaming instead of being lazy. Namche Bazar has ATMs, cyber cafés, finger licking delicious restaurants, bakery, colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday morning. There is day trip starts visiting Sagarmatha (Everest) National park visitor centre on the hillock where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plants and animal life of the Everest region. Then take entertaining acclimatization side trip to large traditional Sherpa village Khumjung with the view of Thamserku, Khaantaiga, Ama Dablam, Mt, Everest and many more. Evening back to Namche Bazar for overnight.

We could trek alternatively north of Namche Bazar to Thame, enroute to Ngangpa La (5 hours, go and back) with the panoramic view of Himalayas which are not seen in EBC route.

Day 06: Namche Bazzar - Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5-6 hrs.

After breakfast, our trail leads moderately flat with superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, Khangtaiga. The trail continues wild lives spot of musk deer (a herd of Himalayan Thar) colorful pheasant (Danphe, National bird) Trail descend to Dudh Koshi river where few lodges and series of picturesque water driven prayer wheels. Cross suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River a steep climb through pine and juniper forest, walk about 2 hours bring you to Tenboche. The famous Tengoche Gompa (Tengboche Monastery) with the background view of Ama Dablam, Nupte, Mt. Everest and many more peaks. During October/November in full moon the colorful Mani Rimdu festival is held here with masked dancing and Tibetan opera in the monastery courtyard. Overnight stay at Hotel. 

Day 07: Tengboche - Dingboche (4,360m/14,300ft): 5-6 hrs.

Today, our trail descends to Deboche a small village with Chortens and Mani stone walls and nun monastery. Cross suspension bridge over Imja Khola (Imja Strasm) and gradually ascend to Pangboche with the towering view of Ama Dablam (most beautiful mountain in Everest region) Trail follows upstream closer to Imja River fairly moderate up toward Imja valley. The trail fairly seen open to the confluence of Lobuche river and begin last part of the day to Dingboche the last Sherpa settlement with the beautiful terraced field enclosed by stone wall to avoid barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 08: Acclimatization day in Dingboche

It’s another scheduled rest day of the trek. This increases your fitness and oxygen level into thin air. A day hike returns 4/5 hours aback Dingboche village up to Nangkartshang Hill (5090m/16,700ft) is perfect destination to acclimatize. Trail leads with the breathtaking landscapes and marvelous view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Imjatse peak (Island peak), Makalu and tremendous view of the valley.Although the trek is Steve ascend, you will feel worth to hike for acclimatization and scenery. the thin air as the altitude gains slowly towards Chhukung. 

Afternoon retrace to Dingboche and overnight.

Day 09: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940/16,207ft): 4-5 hrs.

After breakfast, our trail climbs to ridge with the towering view of Tawache peak & Cholatse. Trail continues through the Yak grazing pasture to Dhukla (4620 /15158ft) crossing a wooden bridge on roaring stream. Trail leads steep up to gravely terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier for about one hour, then bears left to the group of memorialsto lost climbers and Sherpas, including Scott Fischer who died in the 1996, Everest disaster. This place has awesome view of Khumbutse (6623m), Lingtren (6697), Pumori (7145 m) and Mahalangur Himal.Everest is hidden behind the towering wall of Nuptse an Lhotse. Follow the valley upstream about an hour to Lobuche. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 10: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,160m/17,000ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) Gorak Shep : 7-8 hrs

Today, our trek follows windy and rocky path with crest of north ridge to Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. Trail continues along side of Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep. Check in to Hotel, Lunch and afternoon set out to visit world’s highest base camp Everest Base Camp. Base camp has no view of Mt. Everest but fantastic view of Khumbu Icefall and colorful camp site of Everest expedition  during expedition season. Trek back to Gorakshep for overnight.

Day 11: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) - Pheriche (4,280m/14,070ft): 7-8 hrs.

Early morning, climb 2-3 hrs. up to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18192 ft) to see first day sun light from top of the world (Mt. Everest) This is milestone of the trek to inspect panoramic view with the fantastic sunrise over Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nupte, Mt. Ama Dablam and many more After accomplish Kala Patthar, trek down to Gorakshep and retrace down to Pheriche to the warmer and better night sleep. Overnight in Pheriche.

Day 12: Pheriche – Phortse (3,750m/12300ft): 4-5 hrs

After breakfast, we descend down through the highest Sherpa permanent settlement Pangboche whole year around. It’s believed Pangboche monastery is the oldest in Khumbu region built in 16th century. The trail continues over Imja Khola (Imja river) along the hillside with wildlife site of musk deer, mountain goat(Himalayan Thar) and many species of birds including colorful Pheasant (Danphe- Nepal National Bird) Trail alternatively offers Sherpa Cultural Heritage and more quite as most of the tourist follow Everest Highway route to Namche Bazar. Overnight in Phortse. (Gateway to Gokyo Lake)

Day 13: Phortse – Monjo ((2,800m/9,200ft): 5-6 hrs.

Trail leads to the confluence of Everest Base Camp trek and Gokyo Lake trek; Sanasa. Then follow the wider trail round aside the hill to Namche Bazar. Descend down to National Park check poin to lower green valley; Jorsalle then right up next is final destination Monjo. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 14: Monjo – Lukla (2,780m/9,175ft): 5-6 hrs.

Today, our trail follows down steam of Dudh Koshi river retracing to Phakding. Trail leads to Lukla scaling different Sherpa villages crossing a suspension bridge above Thado Kosh. Last section of the day about 45 minutes ascend to accomplish entire trek. Reconfirm flight Ticket and see off to local porters. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 15: Lukla – Kathmandu by Air (1,300m/4,264ft): 35 minutes airstrip

Fly Back to Kathmandu (35 minutes) in the morning and transfer to you Hotel. Free afternoon.

Day 16: Final departure

Transfer to International Airport and fly to onward destination

Remark - Please note that cloud and turbulent weather is a regular phenomenon along the Himalayan range. It is thus possible that domestic flights from Kathmandu to/from Lukla may have to be delayed for a few hours or even cancelled for a day or more. Fortunately this does not happen frequently during the high seasons of March – May or September to November: but you need to plan for this possibility.

As a safeguard we recommend that you add on a couple of extra days after your trek before you fly from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

Why select Mountain Mart Treks to be your travel partner?

  • More than 20 years of route experiences
  •  Guests first
  • Individual trip design and fixed departures
  • Comfort & safety
  • Stress Free Travel
  • Fixed prices without hidden costs
  • Extensive range of travel service
  • World class travel service
  • Easy and flexible payment modes  
  • Financial protection
  • Staff care
  • Responsible tourism      
  • Walking and helping

Cost Inclusive:

  • All airport/Hotel transfers
  • 2 star accommodation in Kathmandu for 3 nights on BB plan
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • City tour by private transport
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
  • Hot drinks (Tea & Coffee)
  • Safe Drinking water
  • All mountain accommodation (3 Nights twin sharing Room with independent bathroom and hot shower; remaining nights soft, comfortable twin sharing private room but share bathroom)
  • Domestic flight (Kathmandu /Lukla / Kathmandu)
  • Airport taxes
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (Govt. registered trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide & porter salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National Park Permit & TIMS )
  •  A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment such as four season down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking boots, rain coat, walking stick and many more as per necessity

Cost Exclusive

  • City monument fees
  • Bottle drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance & evacuation
Why select Mountain Mart Treks to be your travel partner?
  • More than 20 years of route experiences
  • Guests first
  • Individual trip design and fixed departures
  • Comfort & safety
  • Stress Free Travel
  • Fixed prices without hidden costs
  • Extensive range of travel service
  • World class travel service
  • Easy and flexible payment modes
  • Financial protection
  • Staff care
  • Responsible tourism
  • Walking and helping

Annapurna Circuit Trek, October/November 2014

We, Kari and Dag Kavlie from Norway, are now back from a fantastic trek of the Annapurna Circuit. We are both retired persons that love trekking and this is our first visit to Nepal.

We spent 17 days for the trek and walked all the way. Badri panta was our guide and Ram our porter. They did a wonderful job to make the trek an excellent experience. This also includes finding nice overnight accommodation and good food. We experienced a very good contact with the local people with help from Badri. The nature was just fantastic. Dolakh Thapa key person and adventure consultant of Mountain Mart Trek gave us good program adaption to the altitude so we experienced no problems with height even at the Thorong La pass at 5416 meter. We will strongly recommend Mountain Mart Trek and Badri as a guide.

They gave us very good service both with good information before and during our stay in Nepal and solved any questions that came up during the trek.

If you want to contact us we can be reached by 

Mr. Dag Kavlie
Mrs. Kati Kavlie
Oslo, Norway

Manaslu Tsum valley Trek 2014

What a beautiful trekking, again! This was the third time we did a trekking with Dolakh’s agency (Mountain Mart Treks) and it was again a great experience. The Manaslu route is highly recommended for wild nature, animal life (lots of monkeys, longurs!) remote areas and impressive mountain views. In Lho and Samagaon you can get a clear view of Manaslu and also on the Larkya La you have an astonishing view on the surrounding mountains, and the pass isn’t that difficult. There are plenty of villages along the route, so you can make the days as short or long as you like.

You really should go to Tsum Valley if you go to Manaslu. In Tsum Valley you can get a good impression of the everyday life of the Tibetan villagers via homestay. The people are very friendly and western civilization hasn’t spoiled the area yet. You can experience the real Buddhist culture in the many gompa’s on the way. We saw very few tourists, what we think of as something positive.

Mountain Mart is a reliable agency, which provides real good service. Dolakh and Prem are friendly and trustworthy and we always have lots of fun with them and the porters on the way. And, not quite unimportant if you go on a camping trekking, the food is always delicious!

Suzanne and Cor van den Broek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Trip Length: 16 days

Activities: Trekking tour

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Max Elevation: 5,364m EBC & 5545m Kalapathar

Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel/Guest House

Transportation: Flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu

Best Month: February-May/September-December

Group Size: 01 Minimum and 10 Maximum

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