Everest Base Camp Luxury lodge Trek

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Overview

  • Duration 12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5555m | 18225ft
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu- Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Khumbu Region
  • Best Season February - May | September - December

Highlights

  • Adventure Trek in Style
  • Cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • Amazing views of the Himalayan peaks in the Everest region
  • The beautiful Himalayan trekking experience
  • The joy of being at the Everest Base Camp
  • Panoramic view with never-seen-before sunrise over the Mt. Everest
  • Luxury Chopper ride back to Kathmandu from below the top of the world
  • Aerial sightseeing tour of Everest and other mountain peaks

Everest Base Camp Luxury lodge Trek Video

Style is a thing when you travel and it becomes even more sophisticated when you mix it with adventure, that too in the Himalayas. Adventure trekking to the Everest Base Camp, the base of the highest mountain in the world, with the blend of some luxury style makes this once-in-a-lifetime adventure purely sophisticated.

Although this classic luxury trek to the Everest Base Campgoes on the very regular route that every Everest Base Camp trekking aspirant follows, you will have a completely different experience of luxury taste and service from the very beginning of the trip. Obviously, you will have a pure experience of adventure trekking on Everest enjoying all the charismatic charms in the region, from breathtaking mountains to beautiful cultural riches. With the excitement of being at the Everest base camp and enjoying the close-up and panoramic Himalayan view from Kalapatthar, the highest elevation for this trek, the trip passes through several beautiful places in the region towards the base camp.

The most significant difference of this trip from other regular Everest Base Camp trekking trips is that it uses a five-star hotel in Kathmandu and luxury hotels like Yeti Mountain Homes and Everest Summit Lodges in the places available and other best hotels in the region during the trek. After a joyful effort of reaching the base camp, your rightfully deserved to return back on a chopper is definitely a charm to add to make this trip classically luxurious.

NOTE:It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled a Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior to the actual day of trekking.

If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Similarly, if you can manage a day or two after trekking. In case of any flight delay from Lukla to Kathmandu due to different circumstances, you will have a lower chance of missing your international flights. Adding some extra days besides actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, flight delays, and missing international flights.

Itinerary

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In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to transfer you to our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure on your own to relax the jet lag. But we definitely help you with the information to go around in case you’d like to do so.

We spend a full day in Kathmandu today which will be a necessary acclimatization day as well. Early in the morning after breakfast, we will meet for a trip briefing where we will talk about this amazing trip in detail and answer your questions if you have any.

After the brief meeting is over, we are taking you for an amazing cultural sightseeing tour of heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. The sites we take you for the sightseeing today include Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.

As we have already packed our bags the previous night, the thing we do straight in the morning is a drive to the airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,860 m). With the excitement of being in the region of the highest mountain in the world, we board a small, fixed-winged aircraft and set off on an adventurous yet worthy aerial journey to Lukla.

Soon after an incredible flight experience, we will find ourselves at the amazing mountain town of Lukla, the gateway to Everest. We will meet all our supporting crew members at Lukla before setting off on the first day of the trek.

Once we sort out our stuff, we start the trek to Phakding (2,610 m) today. After about 4 hours of an easy trek on a gentle and gradual downhill trail, we reach Phakding on the bank of a beautiful mountain river called Dudh Koshi.

The very first day of Everest trail walking will take us past some beautiful cultural and spiritual wonders in the forms of prayer flags, shortens, mani walls, etc.

We enjoy our breakfast with the serene sound of flowing Dudh Koshi before starting our second day of the trek to Namche Bazar today.

The walk today mostly involves uphill effort with some steep going up. We cross several suspension bridges today on the trail as we proceed towards the destination. We check into the Sagarmatha National Park entrance checkpoint just above the beautiful village of Monjo before continuing up towards Namche Bazar.

Once we reach Namche Bazar, a prosperous mountain trading town in the Everest region, we will be able to observe and experience more of the amazing culture and lifestyle of the beautiful and famous Sherpa people. A nicely settled town on the terraced slope, Namche Bazar showcases some spectacular views of mountains like Thamserku (6,6232m) and Kongde Ri (6,187m) to its west.

We spend an extra day here at Namche today for acclimatization as we are already at 3,440 meters above sea level with a large portion of the stretch left to go higher in the days to come.

As this is an acclimatizing day, we will go for a hiking trip to Everest Viewpoint- Everest View Hotel ( Syangboche) right above Namche Bazar to have the very first glimpse of Mt. Everest. This spectacular viewpoint brings wonderful mountain views including Mt. Everest that keep us motivated to go higher towards the base camp.

Once we return back to Namche Bazar after the hike, we can explore the town going from one end to the other of the town. We can indulge in some conversation with locals there; surf internet cafes, or simply relax and save the energy for the days to come.

We start the day early after breakfast and proceed towards Debuche village.

A beautiful village in the Khumbu region on a hill at the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Imja River. The uphill walk passes through the forest and involves ridge walking. After about 6 hours of uphill walk, we reach Debuche Village, we have to cross Tengboche village. 

Once we reach Tengboche village, we can enjoy Mountain views of the peaks like Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam including Everest.

Once we settle into our accommodation, we can set out on an exploration of Tengboche Monastery, the biggest Buddhist monastery in the region where Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first man to summit Mt. Everest along with Sir Edmund Hilary, was sent to be a monk once. The galore magnificence of the monastery is simply overwhelming.

Dingboche is the destination for today.

After we finish our breakfast with a view, we set off on the trekking journey for the day. We follow the downhill trail towards Dingboche and past it, we reach Pangboche village. We will take some time to explore the village and an ancient and beautiful monastery.

Pangboche is a beautiful and the biggest Sherpa settlement in the region. After starting ahead from Pangboche village, we head towards Dingboche leaving the route to Pheriche.

After spending about six hours on the trail past forests, villages, and beautiful sights to see, we reach Dingboche village where a breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks awaits us.

We are already at the elevation of 4,410 meters above sea level thus a good full day is what we need to adjust to the high-altitude climate here and above.

This extra day at Dingboche works as acclimatization and rest day as well which is essential to go further higher. Even when we are calling it a rest day, we are not staying idle. We will go for some hiking to higher elevations and return back to Dingboche for an overnight stay.

This full day of exploration around Dingboche will expose us to the overwhelming beauty of the place and surrounding mountain peaks.

As we are already above the treeline on our trek, we now walk through pastures, glacial moraine, boulder-strewn paths, and the like of the terrain all the way to Lobuche.

The walk today involves crossing a small pass called Dughla also known as Thukla with several memorial shrines for the brave mountaineers who lost their lives during their climbing expeditions.

Although the walk is slow-paced on the uphill trail, made difficult by the increasing elevation. It brings wonderful views of the mountains to our sight that helps us forget the strenuous effort we are taking up in the impressive mountain landscape.

A well-spent seven hours of the effort in the rugged Everest trekking trail that many other adventurers are treading takes us to the small settlement of Lobuche to spend overnight before striving for one more day to reach the base of the highest mountain in the world.

We walk to Gorakshep (5,164 m), a small settlement on the glacial lakebed in the Everest region, where we are going to spend overnight today as the highest overnight stopover for the trip. After relishing our lunch at our tea house, we set off for the Everest Base Camp.

We are eventually going to make it to the Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) today after these many days of trekking in and amidst the wonderful Himalayan peaks.

Our determined and sincere effort to be at the base of the highest mountain in the world is going to materialize this afternoon. We are going to stand at the place where many climbers have spent days and nights training, preparing, and attempting the summit of the formidable Mt. Everest.

A slow-paced walk on the moraine and boulder-strewn gradual path up to base camp is going to test our excitement and stamina. Anyway, we are going to get to the base camp regardless of the difficulty of walking at the elevation. We click countless pictures and enjoy the moment of being at the classic Everest base camp before making a return trip to Gorakshep for an overnight stay. 

This amazing day has two exciting things for us in the box. The first one reveals as we get up early, in the morning to hike up to Kalapatthar. The highest elevation on the trip, for a breathtaking view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and other Himalayan panoramas up close with a spectacular sunrise over those mighty peaks. This never-seen-before view and sunrise on earth are going to blow our minds away alluring us to stay there forever. Alas, we wish we could!

We have to make a return trip back to Gorakshep for breakfast and another excitement awaits us. The helicopter rides back to Kathmandu after breakfast is really a great excitement. The ride is exciting not only because it gets us back to Kathmandu without any more walking effort but also because it takes us on a close-up aerial tour of Mt. Everest and other peaks before making a return trip. After the awesome mountain tour on the chopper, we fly back to Kathmandu enjoying an aerial view of the mighty Himalayas and leaving them behind.

Once in Kathmandu, we spend leisurely time back in the chaos of the city after so many days of serene mountain air and incredible adventure. And after going around the city we will regroup in the evening for the farewell dinner.

As the last day on this trip, we drive you to the airport as per your flight schedule back to home or onward destination. We definitely hope that you enjoyed the classic Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek and hope to see you for another adventure soon.

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Cost Details

Included

  • Airport pick up and drop off by fully sanitized private vehicle
  • Welcome drinks on arrival.
  • Free Wifi throughout the trek.
  • Liability Insurance.
  • Quinine Water and Hot Shower Facilities throughout the trek.
  • Luxury Accommodation Throughout Trek and 4-star Accommodation In Kathmandu (Arushi Boutique Hotel).
  • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes ( we are allowed to carry a maximum of 15 kg luggage altogether, including both a backpack and a day bag)
  • Full board meals including Desert.
  • Tea/coffee And Seasonal Fruits.  
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla)
  • Mask, Sanitizer, Gloves, and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket. walking poles, raincoat, etc.)
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Chartered helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu as per the Helicopter fly plan (Note: the helicopter is on sharing basis).
  • Kathmandu city tours, tour guides, and private transportation.
  • 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 T-Shirt, and trip achievement certificate.
  • Full Saftey Equipment to ensure your utmost security during your trek (Includes Satellite Phone if you have larger packs and Oxygen).
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Oxygen for emergency
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee& TIMS card Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • The US $ 20 Local Government Tax.
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Government taxes & office service charges.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.

Excluded

  • 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)
  • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Useful Info

Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

The Everest Base camp Trek is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability, or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.

Booking Requirements

Please provide us with your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 20 to 30 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay the rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer, or online. Please visit here for payment details.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellations of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearrange the schedule.

Equipment Lists for Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek : 

Head Equipments:

  • Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • The warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body Equipments:

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Hands Equipment:

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

Lower Body Equipment:

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

Feet Equipments:

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version

Sleeping Equipment:

  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)

Rucksack and Travel Bags:

  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

Medical:

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • A cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Practical Items:

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

Toiletries:

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash

Extras/Luxuries:

  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swimsuit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillowcase (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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