Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek 2024-2025

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  • Duration 12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5,555m | 18,225ft
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu- Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Khumbu Region
  • Best Season Autumn & Spring


  • Enjoy overnight stays in the luxury lodges along the EBC trail
  • Trek to the foot of Mount Everest in 9 days
  • A comfortable trek with most of the modern facilities and ample rest days
  • Fly back in a helicopter, witnessing a bird eye view of the Himalayas from Kala Patthar
  • Hike through the lush alpine forests and meadows before walking on glacial moraines
  • Spend nights in beautiful Sherpa villages and get to know their lifestyle
  • Visit ancient monasteries while trekking and go on side excursions to famous viewpoints
  • Catch gorgeous sunrise from Kala Patthar

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek 2024-2025 Video

  • Destination: Everest region, Nepal
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Trip Type: Trek / Hike & Helicopter ride
  • Maximum Altitude: 5,555m/18,225ft
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Best Season: Spring & Autumn
  • Group Size: 01 - 05 People


“Explore the remote Khumbu region in comfort and trek to the lap of Mount Everest, enjoying overnight stays in luxury lodges along the trail and helicopter returns from Gorakshep to Kathmandu on our Everest Luxury Trek - 12 days.”

Among all the Everest region trekking packages we offer, the luxury Everest base camp trek with a helicopter return has the best itinerary and facilities. It is a 9-day Hike to the base of Mount Everest. Unlike the usual 15-day EBC trek, the Everest base camp luxury hike involves less walking as well as a lower risk of altitude sickness. You do not have to retrace the trail back to Lukla from Kala Patthar. Instead, you’ll fly to Kathmandu in a helicopter from Gorakshep. This also gives an opportunity to those hikers who have less time for vacation.

This walking option has the best food and luxury accommodation facilities at most of the camps. You’ll enjoy mountain landscapes and the rich cultural heritage of the Sherpas. You will also get a deep insight into Sherpa culture. The quick visits to the ancient monasteries including Tengboche Monastery and stupas on the way will connect you with the locals. The Trip cost is also quite premium but every penny is worth it. The ultimate goal is to reach Everest Base Camp, and experience the physical effort and the rewarding time spent at the base camp.

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What Makes The Luxury Base Camp Trip Different?

This trip is different compared to the normal Base Camp journey. It is because of the following special services:

  • Helicopter flight in and out of Khumbu region.

  • Supplemental oxygen

  • Walkie-talkie in a big group

  • Free hot showers

  • 3-nights Accommodation in a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu

  • Our group sizes are small. The maximum number of people in a group is 5 which is worth the premium cost.

Additionally, we offer luxury amenities to enhance your experience.

Fly Private Or Optional Helicopter Flight-Sharing

Our luxury Everest base camp trek package will let you avoid the Kathmandu-Lukla commercial flight by using Kathmandu airport for a seamless experience, and you’ll also get to enjoy a better mountain panorama view with a scenic helicopter flight. You can make the journey even more fantastic and comfortable by combining private helicopter flights in and out of the Khumbu region. Solo travel has been banned in recent years.

Take a luxury EBC trek by joining one of our regular groups during the peak trekking seasons, four other trekkers will fly with you. We’ll arrange for other participants to join you during the helicopter flight and travel. However, the cost of a private helicopter flight will be added extra.

Why Helicopter Flight Rather Than Airplane?

The weather in the mountains is never sure. Similarly, during the peak season of hiking in the Everest region, the flight never happens from Kathmandu directly up to Lukla. For this reason, you will have to go to Manthali Airport from Kathmandu by drive which is almost 4-5 hrs. long. A helicopter flight offers a luxury experience, making your journey more comfortable and enjoyable.

Also, even to catch your early flights you will have to wake up early at 1 AM and head toward Manthali Airport. More than that Manthali is a small town which has limited and basic accommodation facilities available.

As you will have booked the luxury trek at a premium cost, you do not want a bad experience avoiding comfort. Thus, we have included the helicopter fly from Kathmandu and back to Kathmandu from Gorakshep.

This way you can wake up on time and head to Tribhuvan International Airport on the transport we provide and get on the helicopter. Hence, the premium Everest Base Camp Trek remains a great leisure with every cost worth the pay and trip.

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek

What Is The Best Time for Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek?

To safely hike in the Himalayas and enjoy the best views, you should choose the Spring (March to April) or Autumn (October to November) seasons. These two seasons are the peak trekking seasons and have the best weather conditions in the Himalayas for trekking and expeditions.

You get to enjoy the crystal clear mountain panoramas and mild climate. The stable weather keeps all the flights in and out of Lukla airport on time, so less chance of delay or cancellation.

If you want to have a less crowded trail, we recommend you trek either at the beginning or end of the peak season. The Everest base camp trail is relatively less crowded at these times.

We also provide helicopter tours to the Everest base camp—none of the walking and all of the fun.

Also, check out these other adventurous trekking packages in the Everest region-

Gokyo Valley trek 

Everest three high passes trek

Road Trip Everest Base Camp trek, and more.


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  • Accommodation: 5 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Welcome dinner

Meet our team members at the terminal gate upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport. They will take care of your airport-to-hotel transfer and make sure you do not have any discomfort. We usually organize a get-together in the late evening on the arrival day of our guests. You’ll say hello to the core team of our company during the welcome dinner.

  • Accommodation: 5 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast only

The begins early with a delicious breakfast and then a guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city. We have planned a visit to some famous monuments like the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. All of these places are bustling and let you have a glimpse of Nepalese art, architecture, and culture.

After lunch, you'll have some time to rest. In the late afternoon, you meet with the trek guide. We do trek preparation, final packing, and double-check all the permits. The trek guide will brief you on the journey and the trail. You'll end the day exploring Thamel.

  • Altitude: 2,860 m
  • Trek distance: 6.2 km/3.8 miles
  • Duration: 45 minutes flight & 3 hours trek
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today is your starting day of the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek. We’ll depart for Lukla airport early in the morning. The flight experience will be crazy with a phenomenal landscape. At Lukla, we'll meet the porters and rearrange the duffel bags. The trail then descends to Phakding village. It is a short walk from Lukla to Phakding. Passing by Chheplung, a beautiful Sherpa village, the trail descends via farmlands, mani walls & Chortens.

Walking past the Thado Koshi, we gradually ascend through Ghat village and come across big mani stones and Chortens. On the way, we'll cross a few bridges and get to see views of Kusum Kanguru and Kongde Ri.

  • Altitude: 3,440 m | 11,286 ft
  • Trek distance: 7.4 km/4.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The day begins with crossing a suspension bridge to the western side of the Dudh Koshi River. Walking along the same river, we reach Benkar, a settlement area surrounded by lush pine forests. Further on the trail, we'll be enjoying stunning views of Mt. Thamserku and cascading waterfalls.

From Benkar, the trail climbs to Monjo village, the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. We register our permits and descend to Jorsalle. Crossing another suspension bridge, we ascend along magnolia and rhododendron forests to Namche Bazaar.

  • Altitude: 3,440 m | 11,286 ft
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar will help us adjust to the elevation. We’ll be hiking to Syangboche Airstrip and Everest View Hotel, offering panoramic views, a highlight of the Everest Luxury Trek. The hike is short but not that easy, especially if you have not got a good sleep the day before.

The views of Mt. Thamserku, Chamlang, and Kongde Ri are fantastic on the way. Upon reaching Everest View Hotel, we’ll have the first clear sight of Mt. Everest. After the hike, we’ll spend the rest of the day in Namche Bazaar, hopping to museums and shops.

  • Altitude: 3,860 m
  • Trek distance: 9.2 km/5.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail slowly will get steeper and more rugged. From Namche Bazaar, we walk alongside the Dudh Koshi River, enjoying beautiful mountain vistas. From Phungi Thenga, we walk past lush rhododendron forests and cross a few bridges.

The trail ascends to Tengboche village, from where we get to witness excellent views of Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, etc. Here, we’ll visit the Tengboche monastery, the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region.

  • Altitude: 4,410m | 14,468ft
  • Trek distance: 12 km/7.45 miles
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail advances to Dingboche village on this day via alpine woodlands and terraces. From Tengboche, we'll descend to Deboche and walk past lush forests. Crossing the Imja Khola via a suspension bridge, we ascend, catching striking views of Mt. Ama Dablam. Waking past Pangboche village, we ascend to Dingboche.

  • Altitude: 4,410m | 14,468ft
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

We have another rest day in Dingboche village. Without rushing, we start our morning with a delicious breakfast and then proceed with a side excursion to Nangkartshang Hill. From Dingboche village, the trail steeply ascends to the hill that offers views of Mt. Makalu (the 5th highest mountain in the world) along with other snow-capped peaks like Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Island Peak, Lhotse, etc. The remaining day we will spend exploring Dingboche village and rest like last time.

  • Altitude: 4,940 m
  • Trek distance: 8.5 km/5.2 miles
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

We are now so close to EBC. On this day, we hike above the tree line, following the alpine meadows until we reach the Khumbu River. On the way, we’ll walk past many huts and summer yak herders areas. Gorgeous views of Mt. Ama Dablam will encourage us to keep walking even if the trail gets slightly difficult.

Crossing a river, we’ll ascend to Thukla and keep ascending on a rocky trail to Thukla Pass, passing through a glacial moraine. We’ll walk past memorials of famous climbers and finally make it to a small remote settlement, Lobuche, for the night’s stay.

  • Altitude: 5,364 m | 17,598 Ft
  • Trek distance: 15 km/9.32 miles
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

We embark on the Everest Base Camp hike on this day. Leaving Lobuche village early in the morning, we’ll follow meadows for an hour. The trail then steeply ascends to Gorak Shep through rocky terrain. Further, we walk along the Khumbu glacier moraine to the Everest base camp. The trail is rocky and difficult.

After enjoying the views at the EBC, we trek back to Gorak Shep to spend the night. Gorak Shep is the last settlement area with a few lodges before the base camp of Mount Everest.

  • Altitude: 5,555 m
  • Trek distance: 9.6 km/6 miles
  • Duration: 6 hours & 1-hour flight
  • Accommodation: 5-star hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner

Today is our final day of the walk, and we'll ascend to the highest point of Everest base camp luxury trekking. Leaving Gorak Shep early in the morning, we ascend to Kala Patthar, a famous viewpoint that takes us above the clouds and presents a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayas.

We'll then descend back to Gorak Shep and have breakfast, before hopping on the helicopter to fly back to Kathmandu. The helicopter flight over the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall will be surreal.

You'll have the remaining day free in Kathmandu to do the shopping and relax. In the late evening, we meet for a farewell dinner and also give you the trek completion certificate.

Our airport team will take care of your airport departure as per the flight time. They'll pick you up from the hotel lobby and drop you at the international airport terminal gate with our last goodbye.

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Cost Details


  • Airport pick up and drop off by fully sanitized private vehicle
  • Welcome drinks on arrival
  • Hot Shower Facilities throughout the trek
  • Luxury Accommodation Throughout Trek and 3 nights of 5-star Accommodation in Kathmandu 
  • Full board meals including dessert (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • Tea/coffee And Seasonal Fruits
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Helicopter flight to Lukla ( Sharing basis if less than 5 people in the group)
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Duffel Bag, and walking poles for trekking
  • Chartered helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu as per the Helicopter flight plan (Note: the helicopter is on a sharing basis).
  • Kathmandu city tours, tour guides, and private transportation, and Heritage Entrance Fees.
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly trekking guide.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. 
  • Accident insurance for all staff.
  • Trekking map, Trekking Hat, and trip achievement certificate.
  • Full Safety Equipment to ensure your utmost security during your trek (Includes Walkie Talkie if you have larger packs).
  • First aid medical kit and oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitudes.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee& TIMS card Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System 
  • The US $ 20 Local Government Tax.
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Other Government taxes & office service charges.
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek, back in Kathmandu.
  • Liability Insurance 


  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points (15 Days – 30 USD | 30 Days – 50 USD | 90 Days – 125 USD)
  • Extra Snacks/Drinks and other personal expenses
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Useful Info

What Do You Get In The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek Itinerary?

The Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek offers you the best luxury in the Everest mountains. You will be dropped off at Lukla airport by helicopter. Following the bustling forested trail from Lukla airport (2,846 m), you'll descend to Phakding village (2,610 m). The route from here to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) is difficult because it involves a steep ascent. You'll cross numerous suspension bridges and walk past small settlement areas. Namche Bazaar is the biggest Sherpa settlement in the Khumbu region. It is a tourist hub with luxury lodges, ATM lounges, internet cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops, gear shops, etc.

You'll spend a rest day in Namche Bazaar and tread to the Hotel Everest View. The path then ascends to Phungi Thanga (3,250 m) and continues to Tengboche village (3,860 m). You'll descend through lush rhododendron forests to Deboche (3,820 m) and cross a suspension bridge before reaching Pangboche (3,930 m). Crossing three more bridges further on the way, the trail goes along the Imja Khola and gradually ascends to Dingboche village (4,410 m).

Another rest day in Dingboche and hike to Nangkartshang Gompa. From Dingboche, the Pathway descends slightly, and then it's a straight, long steep ascent to Dughla (4,620 m). Following a glacial path, walk up to the Dughla pass (4,830 m) until you reach Lobuche village (4,940 m). The next day, you walk, enjoying the views of Khumbu Glacier to Everest base camp. The trail passes by a glacial moraine and steep, rocky sections. The night is spent at Gorak Shep (5,164 m).

The next and final point is Kala Patthar. Located above the Gorak Shep, Kala Patthar offers spectacular views of Mt. Everest and stunning sunrise. After watching the sunrise, you will return to Gorakshep for breakfast, where you will picked off by helicopter. Flying over the EBC and Khumbu Icefall, you'll gradually descend to Kathmandu. This will mark the end of the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek.  

What flora and fauna can you find in the Everest region?

During the Luxury Everest base camp trek, the trail is very rich in terms of flora and fauna. This trek revolves around the Sagarmatha National Park, home to numerous wildlife & vegetation. Encounters with animals like blue seeps, yaks, monkeys, birds, etc are highly possible along the way.

Likewise, the varied climatic zone goes from sub-tropical forests to alpine. You'll come across many exotic flowers and herbs along the way.

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek

Altitude Sickness during Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek 

During the Everest base camp luxury trek, we take proper measures to keep the team safe from altitude sickness. If you get altitude sickness, regardless of our measures, the mountain guide will give you first aid.

Not all trekkers suffer from altitude sickness at the time of Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek. It's a rare case. Even if you get any symptoms, our on-field team will take care of you. However, there are precautions that you can take to prevent altitude sickness during the trek.

Accommodation on Luxury Everest base camp trek

It is a luxury lodge trek. There are a handful of lodges along the Everest base camp trail that offer sumptuous accommodation facilities amidst the wilderness of the Everest region, including the renowned Yeti Mountain Home. You get to enjoy a clean, minimalistic yet modern interior.

The rooms will be spacious with twin shared beds and a private washroom. You’ll have enough space to walk around and have separate lounge areas. The lodges, such as Yeti Mountain Home, offer hot showers, wifi, hair dryers, etc facilities.

Likewise, in Kathmandu, you’ll be staying overnight in a five-star hotel. We’ll book you the best accommodation both in the city and on the trail.


Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek
Accommodation in Phakding (for 1 Night) and Namche Bazaar (for 2 Nights) 

Meals on Trek

We will provide three meals during the trek. It's served as per the menu of the lodge which is mostly multi-cuisine and will get a variety of dishes. The staple meal in Nepal is dal-bhat which will be available in the lodges and tea houses.

Other dishes like burgers, sandwiches, Thukpa, steak, Tibetan bread, pizza, curries, roti, soups, porridge, egg, etc are available too. The meals will be clean and filling. Choose consciously and eat healthily and try to avoid meat-based foods.

In Kathmandu, you get all breakfast with welcome & farewell dinners. Many restaurants are serving a wide range of cuisine in Kathmandu where you can have other meals.

Water & Beverages

Boiled drinking water is given free of cost in all the lodges. You can also refill your water bottle and do not need to spend money. Buying mineral water bottles is not good for the environment and will cost you triple the actual amount. Our crew will carry water purification tablets in case needed.

Refrain from drinking tap water or stream water. The water in the mountains may not always be pure and may give you an upset stomach. Other beverages like soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, teas, coffees, etc, are found along the trail.

Required Permits for Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek 

All the permits needed for the luxury Everest base camp trekking are covered in our package cost. We do not charge extra money for a permit. The package cost also covers all the permits including excursions in Kathmandu.

For the Everest base camp trek, you'll need the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. Unlike in the old times, you do not need a TIMS card.

Fitness Level & Preparation for the Trek

Your fitness level should be good for the Everest base camp trek for 12 days. If you are someone who does not have the required amount of fitness for the trek, you can begin to get your body ready for the journey by regularly doing 5 hours of walking (with a backpack weighing 5 kg if possible). Choose rough terrain if you can.

Go on a few day hikes and do other cardio activities like swimming, cycling, and jogging. These activities will build your stamina and help you a lot in the mountains. Likewise, you can hit the gym and train to increase your core strength.

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek for Beginners

The Everest base camp luxury trek for beginners is a fabulous option. There couldn't be a better introduction to Everest trekking than this package. You get to enjoy backpacking in the Himalayas with a lot of comforts. Our expert team makes sure the beginner trekkers learn a lot during the trek while being safe.

You'll be supported by an experienced crew of mountain guides and porters. The venture will be safe and satisfying. We have ample acclimatization days in our Everest base camp luxury trek itinerary and beautiful overlays that will give you a lot of time to enjoy the journey.

What kind of travel insurance do you need for the Everest base camp luxury trek?

You cannot go on the Everest base camp trek without travel insurance that covers emergency air evacuation. You must understand the risk of trekking in the Himalayas. Even with all the modern facilities and a professional crew, we cannot guarantee a 100% safe trek because of the unpredictable environment.

The trek has the potential risk of altitude sickness and other natural threats, which are beyond our control. Being an established trail, the Everest region still does not have proper hospitals. We have to evacuate you to a hospital in Kathmandu if any medical emergency occurs. Without insurance, the rescue and evacuation will cost you a fortune.

Communication & Internet during Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek

The communication and internet facility during the Everest base camp luxury lodge trek is good. We give you a Nepal sim card (on request) with data to use the internet while trekking. The luxury lodges offer free WiFi. The connection may not be stable, though. You can use the internet even at the Everest base camp using cellular data.

Charging & ATM

The luxury lodges have a free-of-cost charging facility, very unlike the Himalayas, where every additional service costs money. You should have a power bank or spare batteries in case you didn't get to charge your device for some reason.

There are ATMs in Namche Bazaar. Above this town, you'll not find any ATM or a way to withdraw money. For personal expenses like purchasing souvenirs, beverages, and snacks, you should carry some additional Nepali cash.


  • Q1. Which month is best for the luxury Everest base camp trek?

    You can do the luxury Everest base camp trekking from March to mid-May and late September to November. Spring and autumn seasons are the best time for EBC trekking.

  • The luxury Everest base camp trek is moderate. Facilities-wise you'll get to enjoy most of the modern service and comfortable night stays during the trek, which makes the journey further doable. However, the trail still is rough and steep, so you have to be in good shape.

  • The Everest base camp trek is harder than the Annapurna base camp if we take altitude and terrain into consideration. This doesn't mean the ABC trail is any easy. Both treks have their difficulties and limitations. You can choose either of the treks depending upon your physical and mental capacity to push.

  • Even though you'll be following the same trail during the luxury EBC trekking as any usual EBC trek, this package will let you experience a very unheard side of the Khumbu region.

    Begin a remote area and the inaccessibility of the Khumbu region, people usually talk about how tough it is to travel here, how many sacrifices you have to make, the toll of high elevation, altitude sickness risks, etc.

    But if you are ready to pay, you can rather have a very comfortable trekking experience. Of course, not in the terrain but because of all the services you'll get in this package. So, yes luxury Everest base camp trekking is totally worth it.

  • You walk 6 hours a day at minimum for nine straight days. Some days involve more than eight hours of the walk as well. And you'll be following a rough trail full of ascends & descends, so yes trekkers usually lose between 5 to 6 kgs of weight by the end of Everest base camp trekking.

  • Yes, a normal person can go to Everest base camp. The trail is non-technical and beginner friendly, but you have to be well-prepared. If it's your first time trekking in the Himalayas, we highly suggest doing an organized trek rather than a solo trek. Trust us, it'll save you a lot of hassle.

  • The crowd on the Everest base camp trail depends on the season you are trekking in. The peak trekking season does see a huge flow of travelers from all around the world in the Khumbu region.

  • No, you'll not need a sleeping bag for luxury Everest base camp trekking. The lodge we book in this package offers electric heating in the bedding, so you'll not need a sleeping bag.

  • Yes, you'll need trekking for Everest base camp trekking. It'll help you a lot while steep ascends & descends. You can share your body weight, and walking will be a little easier.

  • You have to wear trekking clothes during the Everest base camp. Your innerwear should be breathable and warm. Whereas for the outer layer, you'll cover yourself with fleece, a down jacket, etc. We'll give you a packing list for Everest base camp trekking.

  • Yes, you can join our luxury Everest base camp trek or any other Everest trek package as a beginner trekker.

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