Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek

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  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate High
  • Tour Type: Private Guided Trek
  • Max altitude: 5545m
  • Transportation: Land & Air
  • Best Time: Sep. - Dec. & Mar. - May

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Discover the epitome of luxury with our exclusive Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek, offering an unparalleled journey to the legendary Mt. Everest base camp. Indulge in opulent accommodations at premier hotels in Kathmandu and luxuriate in comfortable lodges along the trekking route. Cap off your adventure with a thrilling helicopter ride back to Kathmandu, soaking in panoramic views of the terrain you've conquered.

Embark on an unforgettable expedition through the Everest region, meticulously curated for discerning travelers seeking both comfort and adventure. Our meticulously crafted itinerary ensures a seamless experience, complete with expert guidance, fully supported trekking, and top-tier accommodation at every step of the journey.

Throughout the trek, relish in three nights of lavish lodge stays and cozy teahouses amidst the lofty peaks. Upon reaching the base camp, elevate your experience with a scenic helicopter tour, offering a breathtaking aerial perspective of the trail and surrounding vistas.

Experience the iconic Everest base camp trek with a focus on safety and acclimatization. Our itinerary includes strategic rest days at Namche and Dingboche, allowing for proper adjustment to the altitude. Guided by experienced leaders and supported by a dedicated team, each group benefits from a higher staff ratio, supplemented oxygen, and comprehensive medical assistance.

Embark on a 13-day odyssey tailored for those seeking a touch of luxury while fulfilling their dream of conquering Everest base camp.

Luxury Everest base camp trek highlights

  • Experience the iconic journey to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar, meticulously crafted for optimal comfort and safety, with strategic rest and acclimatization days woven into the itinerary.
  • Begin your adventure in luxury with a stay at a prestigious 5-star hotel in Kathmandu, where breakfast is included to fuel your exploration.
  • Immerse yourself in indulgence with accommodations ranging from lavish lodges to semi-luxury retreats and cozy comfort lodges throughout the trek, ensuring a restful and rejuvenating experience amidst the breathtaking Himalayan landscape.
  • Enjoy a culinary journey with all meals, hot beverages, and unlimited hot water provided during the trek, allowing you to savor the flavors of the region while staying hydrated and energized.
  • Benefit from our attentive team, boasting a high staff-to-client ratio, expert guides equipped with comprehensive medical kit to ensure your safety and well-being throughout the journey.
  • Conclude your expedition with a thrilling helicopter ride back to Kathmandu from Gorekshep, offering a spectacular aerial perspective of your adventure.

 

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Trip Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport Nepal [1,350m/4,430ft]

Up on arrival meet our office representative at airport and transfer to hotel/ after refreshing complete the official formalities/ briefing about the preparation and rest of the day free for your own leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: None Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1350m.

Trekking Preparation and Trip briefing [1,350m/4,430ft]

Morning free time! In the afternoon, your guide will gather you for a comprehensive briefing session at the hotel. This briefing will encompass all essential aspects of the upcoming trek. Following the briefing, you'll have ample free time to explore the surroundings and make any final purchases or preparations as needed.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1350m.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding [2,600m/8,531ft]

We begin our adventure with an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, offering stunning aerial views during the 35-minute journey. Upon arrival in Lukla, surrounded by majestic peaks, we meet our crew and commence our trek up the Dudh Koshi Valley to Phakding.

Note: During peak season, all STOL flights to and from Lukla may operate from Ramechap airport to ensure smooth operations and minimize air traffic delays. Located 130 km east of Kathmandu, reaching Ramechap airport requires a 4-hour drive, typically starting around 2 am. From Ramechap, the flight to Lukla takes just 12 minutes.

Accommodation: Luxury Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Phakding Maximum Altitude: 2800m.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]

We'll trek alongside the Dudh Koshi River, passing through dense pine forests and crossing multiple suspension bridges. Along the way, we'll encounter quaint settlements like Zapute, Toktok, Benkar, and Chumoa before reaching Monjo. Here, we enter Sagarmatha National Park, dedicated to preserving the fragile mountain environment. Descending from the park and crossing another suspension bridge, we ascend towards the towering Hillary Bridge and eventually reach Namche Bazaar. From Namche, we'll enjoy panoramic views of Thamserku Mountain and, if weather permits, catch our first glimpses of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Kusum Khangru mountains.

Accommodation: Luxury Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Namche Bazaar Maximum Altitude: 3450m.

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3500m)

We extend our stay in Namche for a second night to ensure proper acclimatization to the altitude. Nestled in a spacious protected basin, Namche is a thriving village with various options for exploration. Following breakfast, you can choose from several activities: hike to the Everest View Hotel, Khumjung, and Khunde; venture towards Thame, overlooking the picturesque Bhote Khola river valley; or visit the National Park Headquarters to learn about Sherpa lifestyle, culture, mountaineering, and the park's flora and fauna. Your guides will provide guidance and accompany you on your chosen excursions.

Accommodation: Luxury Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Namche Bazaar Maximum Altitude: 3710m.

Day 06: Trek to Deboche [3720 m/12,205ft]

We'll trek alongside the crystal-clear waters of the Dudh Koshi River, with panoramic vistas of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam Mountains gracing our journey. Passing through vibrant rhododendron forests teeming with wildlife such as musk deer and colorful pheasants, we'll arrive at Sanasa. Here, we encounter a junction: one path leads to the Gokyo valley, while the other heads towards Everest Base Camp. Opting for the latter, we ascend sharply to Tengboche Monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region. From here, we're treated to breathtaking close-up views of the surrounding mountains. After visiting the monastery, we traverse through birch and rhododendron forests to Deboche, where we'll spend the night.

Accommodation: Comfortable Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Diboche Maximum Altitude: 3870m.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche [4,412m/14,475ft]

We trek past several Chortens, mani walls, and quaint villages before stopping for a meal. Here, we're treated to upfront views of the majestic Amadablam towering above us. Continuing our journey via Pangboche, the highest of the lasting settlements in the valley, we finally arrive at Dingboche after tackling the steepest climb of the day. Agriculture is the primary occupation in Dingboche, with fields enclosed by stone walls. Major crops grown here include buckwheat, potatoes, and barley.

Accommodation: Comfortable Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Dingboche Maximum Altitude: 4412m.

Day 08: Rest and acclimatization with a hike to Nagartsang Peak [5,083m/16,625ft]

Today offers a chance to rest and recharge without feeling idle. We can leisurely explore the village, engage in friendly conversations with locals to gain insights into their lifestyles and cultures, and appreciate the surrounding landscapes. Additionally, we can enjoy some quiet reading time. Our acclimatization continues as we hike to Chhukung village. For those feeling adventurous, a steep climb to Chhukung Ri at 5550m awaits, offering breathtaking views of Cho Oyu, Pumori, Lhotse, Amadablam, Makalu, and Baruntse peaks. The challenging ascent proves rewarding as we're greeted by stunning natural beauty, leaving our hearts racing with awe and wonder at the sight of these majestic peaks.

Accommodation: Comfortable Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Dingbuche Maximum Altitude: 5083m.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche [4,910m/16,109ft]

Leaving Thugla behind, we ascend further onto the precarious moraine of the Khumbu glacier, passing a series of stone monuments erected in memory of Sherpas who lost their lives on Everest expeditions. Continuing onward, the trail descends and winds along the west side of the valley, leading us to Lobuche. As evening falls, the sight of the sunset painting Nuptse is truly breathtaking.

Accommodation: Comfortable Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Lobuche Maximum Altitude: 4910m.

Day 10: Trek to Ghorakshep [5,140m/16,865ft] & visit Everest Base camp [5,364m/17,600ft]

An early start is essential to reach Everest Base Camp, requiring several hours of trekking through ice pinnacles and past crevasses along the Khumbu Glacier. After a brief lunch and rest, we continue towards Everest Base Camp, passing by the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Upon arrival, we gain a newfound appreciation for Everest climbers who navigate the perilous Khumbu Icefall. Vibrant mountaineer's tents punctuate the grey landscape, especially noticeable in spring. From the base camp, we enjoy views of Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori. On the return journey, we can opt for a higher route for a panoramic view of the Khumbu Icefall and the path to the South Col. We then retire to Gorakshep for a peaceful night's rest.

Accommodation: Comfortable Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Ghorakshep Maximum Altitude: 5364m

Day 11:Early morning hike up to Kala Patter [5,545m/18,193ft] and fly back to Kathmandu

We begin our day early, before dawn, to witness the breathtaking views from Kalapatthar as the first light of day illuminates Mt. Everest. However, preparing for the early morning departure is essential, as temperatures can drop to -10 to -14°C, with chilly winds often present. As we ascend, familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse come into view, with Everest gradually revealing itself between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. Along the ascent, we pause at various viewpoints to capture stunning photographs. After several hours of climbing, we reach the summit of Kalapatthar, marked by cairns and prayer flags. From here, we take in the awe-inspiring Himalayan vistas, capturing as many photos as possible to preserve the moment. Following our descent, we return to Gorekshep and embark on a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 5545m

Day 12: Relaxing day in Kathmandu

Enjoy a leisurely day in Kathmandu. Treat yourself to a spa session or massage for relaxation, or explore the historical sites scattered throughout the town.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1350m.

Day 13: Final Departure

Thank you for being a part of this trek. It's been a pleasure getting to know you. We hope this journey has created wonderful memories for you. Stay in touch, and we look forward to hearing from you soon. We'll ensure you reach the international airport on time for your flight.

Accommodation: - Meals: Breakfast Place: - Maximum Altitude: 1350m.

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Inclusion in the Package

Included

  • Airport transfers - pick up and drop upon arrival and departure 
  • Entry permit to Sagarmatha National Park and Trekkers Card fee
  • Supporting staffs (trekking guide and porter), as well as their necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day
  • 4 nights at a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • 3 nights at luxury lodges, 5 nights at comfortable tea house lodges accommodation
  • Domestic airfare and airport tax for Kathmandu to Lukla or Ramechhap to Lukla
  • Helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu
  • Comprehensive First Aid kit pack

Excluded

  • International flight ticket and airport tax
  • Lunch and dinner during the Kathmandu stay
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks, chocolate hot drinks), tips for the guide, porter & other staffs etc. 
  • Additional costs- extra days stay, incase of flight cancellation due to the natural calamities, bad weather forecast and other unforeseen circumstances
  • Personal trekking gear for the trip

Availability

This trip is a private guided one (Group joining option also open on your travel date, if you want) and can be arranged on your requested date. The group size for this trip is one to above.

Useful Information

How challenging is the Luxury Everest Base Camp trek?

The Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek presents a significant challenge primarily due to the high altitudes encountered along the route. While the trail itself generally follows well-marked paths and yak trails, the increasing elevation renders it challenging. The trek culminates at Kalapathar, reaching a maximum altitude of 5545m/18,193ft, with Gorekshep serving as the highest overnight stop at 5140m/16,865ft.

Prepare for daily treks averaging 6-7 hours, during which you'll carry your backpack containing essentials such as valuables, water, extra fleece, and snacks. The trek's difficulty is accentuated by its duration and elevation gain, as it extends to heights exceeding 5500m, where renowned mountaineering Base Camps are situated. Additionally, be ready to spend a night at an elevation surpassing 5000m in Gorekshep, adding to the challenge of acclimatization.

Is previous trekking experience necessary for participation?

While previous trekking experience is beneficial, it is not a requirement to join this trip. However, participants should be moderately fit, enjoy walking, and be adaptable to high altitude conditions. It's essential for all travelers to be in good physical health to fully engage in the trip activities. We strongly recommend preparing for the trip at least three months in advance by engaging in regular exercises such as hiking, running, or gym workouts. The better prepared you are physically, the more enjoyable your trekking experience will be. Rest assured, our trip itinerary has been meticulously designed to incorporate ample time for acclimatization, ensuring a safe and rewarding journey for all participants.

What is the optimal season for the Everest Luxury Lodge trek?

The prime seasons for trekking in the Everest region are Autumn (mid-September to late November) and Spring (early March to mid-May). During these periods, you can expect favorable weather conditions conducive to trekking. As you ascend higher each day, temperatures gradually decrease. Nights can be chilly, ranging from -10°C to 5°C, while days are typically sunny and warm, with temperatures between 10°C to 20°C. Mornings are typically clear, with clouds forming in the afternoon and dissipating by nightfall.

Is travel insurance necessary?

Obtaining travel insurance is not only mandatory but also highly recommended for any adventurous journey in Nepal. We strongly advise all our clients to secure travel insurance that includes coverage for emergency helicopter evacuation, especially in cases of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or other emergencies in high altitudes where alternative transportation options are limited. Prior to finalizing your insurance policy, carefully review its terms and coverage to ensure it meets your needs. It's essential to carry proof of your insurance during your holiday and provide a copy to your next of kin. It's crucial that your insurance policy offers sufficient protection and covers all activities planned during your trip.

Will there be water available for drinking?

To minimize the environmental impact of single-use plastic bottles, we provide hot-boiled water for drinking purposes throughout our treks. We encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle or Thermos capable of holding hot water, which our guides will happily refill during meal times, especially at breakfast and dinner.

While bottled water is available at lodges along the route, prices may vary from USD 1 to USD 3 as we ascend in altitude. Alternatively, you may opt to bring water purification tablets or a filtration device for your convenience.

Baggage Guidelines and Weight Limits

For your convenience, each client will be provided with an individual duffel bag to pack their gear. Our duffel bags have an approximate capacity of 80 liters, and we kindly request that clients ensure their duffel bag weight remains under 12 kgs.

The baggage allowance for domestic airlines in Nepal is a total of 15 kg (10 kgs for the duffel bag and 5 kgs for the backpack), but we are able to offer additional baggage allowance upon request. To adhere to porter weight restrictions, we ask clients to keep their duffel bag weight under 12 kgs, allowing a maximum of 25 kgs weight per porter.

During the trek, clients are only required to carry a day pack containing essentials such as a water bottle, camera, sunscreen, and spare jacket. This lighter load ensures a more enjoyable trekking experience. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will provide clients with a duffel bag, and any additional luggage or items not needed during the trek can be left at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Ensuring Safety on the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek

At Himalayan Mentor, safety remains our top priority for all travelers. Our meticulously crafted Luxury Everest Base Camp trek itinerary takes into account every detail, including provisions for proper acclimatization, adequate rest days, and appropriate walking hours.

For added safety, we equip all our Everest Base Camp treks, regardless of group size, with a comprehensive medical kit. Additionally, we maintain a high staff-to-client ratio on all our treks, ensuring personalized attention and assistance throughout the journey.