Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek - 15 Days

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Challenging
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Flight and car
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel, lodge (tea house)
  • Group Size: 2 -10 people
  • Max Elevation: 5,535 m
  • Start in: Kathmadnu
  • End in: Kathmadnu
  • Average Walk: 5-6 hrs
  • Best Season: March to May / September to November

Highlights

  • Amazing sunset view from Kala Patthar
  • Glorious sunrise from the Everest view hotel
  • Trek to Khumbu icefall and glacier
  • A cultural exploration of the Sherpa people and their Buddhist heritage
  • Stay at the top lodges and teahouses in the region

About Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

Standing tall at the height of 8848m, Mount Everest is a breathtaking beauty. The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek offers you the best trekking experience with a luxury stay at the top lodges along the trail.

The Everest base camp luxury trek is for those who want to tread the nature's path combined with luxurious facilities in their stay. We will stay at the finest lodges and teahouses in the region and experience the trek with leisure. The necessary facilities might be scarce in the area. Hence, the stay at the top class lodges and tea houses ensure that you don't miss out on the basic amenities and your trek remains pleasant.

The trek is a unique opportunity to walk in the foothills of the Himalayas. Our trip starts with a sightseeing tour of the essential landmarks of the Kathmandu valley like Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Durbar squares etc. The next day we take an adventurous flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. We will pass through charming villages of Jorsale and Monjo to reach Namche Bazaar which is the commercial hub of the Khumbu region. We resume our trek overlooking the mountain vistas.

We further pass through Tengboche and Dingboche observing the serene view of the snow capped mountains and the green terraced hills. The Kala Patthar is a high vantage point and offers a grand vista of the mountain range after we trek back to Namche and then to Lukla to take a flight back to Kathmandu.

Do you want to trek in the foothills of the highest mountain in the world? Don't worry; we have an excellent package at an affordable cost just for you. Please look at the itineraries below and books your holidays now.

Best time for Everest base camp Luxury trek

The months of March, April, and May fall under the spring season. The temperature begins to warm, the hills turn green, and the flowers are starting to bloom. Nature awakens after a long hard winter. These months are the best time to trek the Everest base camp. The blue sky and the weather and climate are just perfect for sightseeing the scenic beauty of the Himalayas.

The autumn months of September, October and November are also considered the best time for trekking. Many tourists arrive in Nepal to trek in these months as it is the peak trekking season. The monsoon clouds will have disappeared by then. The weather is warmer during the day and the nights are colder. There is no snowfall, and no rain in the summer heat, you can enjoy the stunning landscape in all its glory.

The Difficulty level of Everest base camp luxury trek

The 130 km round trip is an exciting as well as challenging route in the world. We trek for 6-8 hours everyday for 12 days and at high altitude. The trail moves along in a path that has a lot of ups and downs. The oxygen levels decrease as you raise the elevation.  The oxygen levels are at 93 per cent at Namche and about 75 per cent in the Everest base camp. Hence the altitude and the altitude-related sickness makes the trek quite tricky.

The primary key to trek in the Everest base camp is to go slow. You will need to trek slow, take regular breaks and hydrate yourself. You will also acclimatize at Namche and Dingboche to adjust your body to the altitude. A basic level of fitness and training is also recommended.

Itinerary

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Our representative will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. We will brief you about the Everest Base Camp trek. You can relax and prepare for the trek.

    After breakfast, we will arrange a local guide for you who will give you a guided tour of the Kathmandu valley and its famous landmarks. We visit the beautiful Patan durbar square and explore the cultural heritage of the local people. The great Patan museum is one of the best in the world.

    We then make our way to Boudhanath Stupa. The Buddhist pilgrimage site is one of the largest stupas in Asia. The whole area is filled with Tibetan refugees, and the culture reminiscent of Tibet. Then we make our way to the famous Monkey Temple, Swayambhunath, the Swayambhunath temple is a hike away on a hill, and the views of the Kathmandu valley are magnificent, we then make our way back to the hotel.

      From the hotel, drive to the domestic airport and fly to Lukla, which is a 35 minute picturesque flight, enjoying the snowy 8000 meter peaks, including the world's tallest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848m). In Lukla, we meet the assisting team and begin to trek passing the stone wall, Nurning and reach to Phakding. Overnight at lodge.

        The trek today ranges from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. The track moves towards Namche Bazaar passing through the Dudh Koshi river and cross it through the famous Hillary suspension bridge. We can take a glimpse of the Mt Thamserku (6618m) along the way. We pass through quaint sherpa village Jorsale, Monjo, Chumpa to reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National park. The trail moves along the alpine forests and river crossings to reach the junction of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers.

        After a final lap of the ascent of two hours we get the sight of Mt Everest over the ridge of Lhotse-Nuptse.we takes a break at Chautara to experience the gorgeousness of the place. We further hike about 1.5 hours to reach Namche.

        The town of Namche is extremely popular among the Mt Everest climbers. The tourist hub of Namche has a lot of cafes, shops and hotels. Namche Bazaar has been a trade town since medieval times where a lot of Chinese and Nepalese people exchange goods. We spend the night at Namche in a guest house.

          We seperate this day for acclimatization. High altitude sickness is quite common in the Everest region. The acclimatization process helps climbers and trekkers to adapt to the new climate. The acclimatization process does not mean that you stay idle. You need to keep moving and stay active even on acclimatization day.

          We explore the Namche bazaar or take a short hike to Thame or Khunde. In Namche Bazaar, we can explore the Sherpa museum and view the Everest view hotel. We can also visit the Syangboche airstrip. The views of the Himalayan range from the Syangboche airstrip is awe-inspiring.

            We start our trek towards Pangboche enjoying serene views if the Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam. The trail moves along with gradual ups and downs overlooking the high Himalayas. We might spot a musk deer, a Danphe pheasant or a herd of Himalayan Thar.

            We finally arrive at Sansa, which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest base camp. The trek then follows through pine forests till we reach Tengboche. We spend the night in Tengboche.

              After an early breakfast, we pass through tiny villages and mani walls overlooking the Mount Ama Dablam. All the while, we enjoy the fantastic views of Mt Amadablam. We will reach the Periche in the eastward trail beneath the towering north face in the afternoon. The walk remains accessible from here onwards as we enter the valley of Imja.

              The valley will begin the confluence of the Lobuche river. We then descend into the river and start the last and steepest climb to Dingboche. Upon arrival in Dingboche, we enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the crops from cold winds and grazing animals. We stay overnight at a lodge in Dingboche.

                At Dingboche, you will acclimatize for the second time in the trek. You will have a short hike to Nagarjuna(5,100m), a hill at the top of the Chukhung valley. The arduous trek is steep and challenging and will take you about 3-4 hours. We can see the range of snow-capped mountains like Mt Amadablam (6,856m), Thamserku Peak (6,608m), Taboche (6,608m), etc.

                From the Nagarjuna hill, we can see the breathtaking view of the valley below. You will hike back to the Dingboche and spend the night in a guest house.

                  We start the trek climb to Dughla valley passing the Khumbu Khola valley. The trek along the barren hills is filled with impressive views of the landscape. We reach the yak herders place called Dusa. From Dusa the trail to the valley begins. We climb our way to Dughla passing through the Phulung Karpo. Phulung Karpo is a historic site where the campsites were set during the Everest expedition 1953.

                  Alongside is a Chola lake. We can see the Pumori (7,138m) in all its glory. The trail descends through steady water streams we may our way back to Dugla crossing a small wooden bridge. We can see the tip of the Nuptse, Cholatese, Thamserku and other mountain peaks. From Dugla we trek a steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier.

                  We ascend Chupki lahara , a scary ridge top with breathtaking mountain views. We will find prayer flags for memorials of American mountaineer Scott Fisher and ten time Everest summiteer Babu Chiri sherpa who perished on a mission to Everest. We stay overnight at the Lobutse guest house.

                    The trail to Gorak shep passes through the Khumbu glacier. We move through the pyramid post. Ahead on the path, we see the top of Mt Everest along with Mt Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Nuptse and Khubutse. A small ascent will lead us to Thangma Riju. We can enjoy a 360-degree view of the mountains from Thangma Riju.

                    We make our way to the Changri glacier. We get a glimpse of the Kala Pathar from the top of the Changri glacier. As we reach the Gorakshep, we will have a panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains, including a close-up view of Mt Everest. Gorak shep used to be a vast lake once but now its all covered in frozen sand. The Everest climbers will be setting up their camps and equipment, and the atmosphere will be charged.

                    The sunset from Kalapathar is a thing of beauty. The sun rays fall in the snow-capped mountains and make them golden. We can enjoy this scenery one last time before the stars arrive in the night sky. We will stay the night in a camp in Gorakshep.

                      We have an early start as we hike to the Kalapathar to observe the sunrise on the backdrop of the Mt Everest. The hike has to be done in the early hours of the morning with freezing temperatures, so you need to be well prepared. The mountain peaks of Khumbutse, Lingtren, Chagste pass along our way as we catch a glimpse of the Mt Everest. We reach Kalapathar after few hours and a rocky trail.

                      The Kalapathar is an essential landmark in the Everest region. We stop at the overwhelming monument and take some pictures. The cairns and the mountain flags cover the whole area. The breathtaking panorama awaits you, and you can take as many pictures as you can before we head back to Gorak Shep for lunch.

                      After lunch at Gorak Shep and a few hours of rest, we descend back to Periche in the afternoon. We will spend the night in the lodge in Periche.

                        From Periche we descend through the hillside covered with rhododendron and juniper trees. We cross the prayer flag covered bridge in the Dudh Koshi river. We descend rapidly through the pine forests to reach Sansa. Sansa is the major junction in the area.

                        We then stop at Kyangjuma for lunch overlooking the gorgeous Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse and other mountains. There is a lot of wildlife in the region like snow leopards, mountain goats, Danphe etc. we reach Namche after passing a Chorten. We arrive back to Namche and rest in the hotel and spend the night.

                          The trail reaches the final lap as we push ourselves one last time to trek to Namche, after passing through the rocky terrain and crossing the suspension bridge at Dudh Koshi river the trail becomes more smooth and natural. The winds turn warmer on this trek. We had passed the route earlier, but the view on this return trek is absolutely different but equally amazing.

                          We get the mixture of the plains, rhododendron and pine forests and the snow-covered mountains. We walk through the Sherpa villages with Buddhist scriptures and prayer stones all over for one last time. After a wonderful trekking experience of more than 13 days, we reach Lukla. In Lukla, we rest our bodies and regale in the wonderful atmosphere. Our Everest Base Camp Trek comes to an official end. We stay at a lodge in Lukla overnight.

                            From Lukla, we fly back to Kathmandu 30-minutes in the morning getting the sights of the Everest Himalayas. From the airport, transfer to the hotel. You have the whole day to do shopping or what is there in your list. Overnight at hotel.

                              Our staff representative will pick you up and transfer to the Airport for your travel back to your destination.

                                Cost Details

                                • All Airport transport in a private vehicle
                                • 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3star category hotel in Kathmandu
                                • Round -trip flight ticket Kathmandu - Lukla -Kathmandu including departure taxes
                                • Twin-sharing tea house accommodation during the trek
                                • 3 Meals a day during the trek: (breakfast, lunch and dinner) a cup of Tea/ coffee during the breakfast time.
                                • Some seasonal fruit every evening after the dinner
                                • Gov-licensed, experienced, helpful, and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accident insurance
                                • Sagarmatha National park permit fee
                                • TIMS fee – Trekkers information Management System Card
                                • Down jacket and sleeping bag if need
                                • First aid medicine kid including a pulse oximeter
                                • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
                                • Farewell dinner
                                • Government taxes & office service charge
                                • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
                                • Excess baggage charges. If we carry more than 15 kg of luggage we will have to pay an extra amount of USD 1-1.5 per extra kg.
                                • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain at the airport or immigration counters at the borders visa easily upon your arrival (Please note visa valid for 30 days can be obtained by paying US$40 or equivalent foreign currency  Please bring 2 copies of passport-sized photos and cash for the visa)
                                • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
                                • Your travel and rescue insurance
                                • Porter fee for single trekker (optional)
                                • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, costs of alcohol, recharging batteries, additional porters, wi fi , among others
                                • Tips for guides and porters

                                Useful Information

                                It is important to be noted that the Kathmandu -Lukla - Kathmandu flights often gets delayed by hours or even gets cancelled for a day or few days due to unfavorable weather conditions in the mountain airstrip Lukla. Such unfavorable conditions may arise even during the best seasons including months October and November hence inis always better to prepare ahead. In such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or at the end of the trek and sometime in both cases.  We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the earliest next flight for you but it might not always work well as there are many people in que for days long. In case of emergencies and need of urgent flight, the Helicopter rescue can be another option to escape to and from the mountain, except for some bad weather the Helicopters always have easy excess in the mountains. This can be arranged upon your request with some additional cost which sometime is covered by your insurance as well. The Helicopter can be chartered from both the airports, Kathmandu and Lukla with the tentative cost of US$ 3000 per lift which at a time can accommodate maximum of 5 Person. Having said this, we still suggest you to mentally prepare for possible delay/cancellations and arrange some extra contingency days which we can save for the end of the trip and if everything goes normal these days can be utilized for exploring other beautiful destinations around the valley as per your interest and we, the Adventure Bound is always there to provide you different options to utilize the days in best ways.