Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

16 Days
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  • Luxury Hotel
  • March to May & Sep to Dec
  • Moderate
  • 5545
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking, Trekking
  • 2-12

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek Overview

The Everest base camp trek is the most popular in Nepal. The Everest base camp luxury trek is a transformative experience that leaves an indelible mark on your soul. Everest base camp location isn’t just one there are two. South Everest base camp is located in Nepal and North Everest base camp is located in Tibet. Everest base camp’s maximum height is of 5364meters (17598 ft).

The trail offers an equal blend of challenges and rewards.  Everest base camp weather is unpredictable and demands physical fitness.  Everest base camp altitude sits at an impressive height of 5364 meters. The air becomes thinner as the elevation gains resulting in altitude sickness like headaches, tiredness, and nausea. Everest base camp difficulty ranges from moderate to difficult. So, In case you are wondering “Is Everest base camp trek for beginners? It depends upon your physical fitness and willingness. As you overcome the challenges, the Everest base camp trail rewards you with stunning views of Kongde Ri and Thamserku.

 Everest base camp luxury trek routes start from Lukla Airport Nepal (LAN)-known for its short but dramatic takeoff and landing The Everest base camp luxury trek winds through the cultural tapestry including Sherpa villages. Soak into the Sherpa’s hostilities and explore the mountain life. Capture the vibrant hue of prayer flags, the deep turquoise of glacier lakes, and snow-covered peaks against the clear blue sky. Witness the world’s highest peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse. The trail passes through diverse landscapes, lush forests of rocky glaciers, and quaint villages like Namche Bazaar.

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek route

The Everest base camp luxury trek route starts with a heart–pounding 35-minute flight to Lukla. Step on the trail and learn to emerge yourself from the adrenalin rush to the verdant foothills of the Himalayas. Lukla town rests between rugged grandeur and surprisingly offers moderate comforts and kindness. As you cross the threshold of Sagarmatha National Park, your trail winds towards the Namche Bazaar. Enjoy the beautiful prayer flags, terraced rice fields, and stone villages along the way. Your constant companion on this journey Dudh Koshi River Leads you to Tengboche. Sturdy suspension bridges swing you over a roaring stream. Find solace in the serenity of its Buddhist chants. Explore Tengboche Monastery where prayer flags whisper in the wind. Each day on the Luxurious Everest trek unfolds as a revelation. Witness the Awe-majesty of Nuptse, Lhotse, and Mount Everest to Dingboche and Lobuche.

Everest base Camp Scenarios

Namche Bazzar 

The Trek to Mount Everest isn’t just the foot of the world’s highest mountain; it’s a visual feast that unfolds with every step. Enjoy the lush valleys, cascading waterfalls, dramatic glaciers, and snow-capped peaks along your way to Everest base camp. Explore the Dhud Koshi River Valley-famous for its glacial water and suspension bridges. Witness the magical town nestled in a nature amphitheater, Namche Bazaar.  Peaks like Kongde Ri and Thamserku frame the horizon of Namche Bazaar. Immerse into the Sherpa culture and observe the colorful prayer flags flutter in the crisp mountain air.

Hike to Everest View Hotel 

As you ascend from Namche Bazaar, the trail winds through the rhododendron forests and yak pastures, offering glimpses of towering peaks like Kongde Ri and Thamserku. As you reach Syangboche, the landscape revealing the majestic Ama Dablam famous for its icy slopes sparkles in the sun. After ascending through the charming villages of Khumjung and Khunde, the Everest View Hotel unfolds itself.  The altitude of Everest View Hotel is 3,880 meters (12,700 feet). Witness the magic of the mighty Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam dominate the horizon, their snow-capped peaks bathed in the golden light of the sun.

Gorakshep and Everest base camp

Gorakshep is at a staggering 5140 meters (16863 ft). The Everest base camp trek is a gateway to a realm of rarefied air and mesmerizing vistas. Stone houses huddle together for warmth and promising respite from the biting cold. As you arrive, at Everest Base Camp the first thing that hits you is the thin air. But it’s the view that truly mesmerizes you. The trail winds across rocky moraine, the Khumbu Glacier growling beneath your feet. Every step is a victory against the thin air, your lungs burning with the effort. But the reward is beyond compare.

Khumbu Glacier

Witness the awe-inspiring Khumbu Glacier in the Himalayas. Its icy expanse snakes down from the slopes of Everest. It’s probably one of the longest ice glaciers. Its icy expanse shimmers in the sunlight with the dust of millennia. Towering ice walls rise like frosted castles, dwarfing everything around them. Towering pinnacles of ice stand sentry-like silent giants and crevasses like jagged scars crisscross the glacier’s surface, whispering tales of its ancient.

Best time to Visit Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

The best time to visit the Everest base camp luxury trek depends upon your preferences. Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November)are the preferable seasons of all. Everest base camp temperature in spring can range up to 5°C (41°F) to 15°C (59°F), with some days reaching up to 20°C (68°F). Temperature can drop significantly, reaching between -15°C (5°F) and -20°C (-4°F) during the night.  The temperature during autumn in EBC is slightly cooler than in spring, ranging from 0°C (32°F) to 12°C (54°F). during nights it can be very cold, with temperatures plummeting from -10°C (14°F) to -20°C (-4°F). Pros of trekking during peak seasons are weather is stable, clear skies, and comfortable temperature. Crowded trails, higher accommodation costs, potential for altitude sickness due to elevation gain are some of the cons of trekking during peak seasons.

Off-seasons like winter and monsoon have their charm. Monsoon season with heavy rainfall, risk of landslides and trail closures, limited visibility due to clouds. During these seasons there are fewer crowds and quieter trails. Temperatures during monsoon in EBC are warmer than winter but still cool, averaging between 5°C (41°F) and 12°C (54°F). However, heavy rainfall can make it feel colder. Experience a unique winter wonderland at a potentially cheaper price. But trials during winter are not recommended by locals. Due to its cold temperatures, increased risk of snow, and ice on the trail some accommodations may be closed during off-seasons. The temperature during winter in EBC is bitterly cold, ranging from -15°C (5°F) to -5°C (23°F) during the day. Nights are, plummeting to -25°C (-13°F) to -30°C (-22°F).

Permit and insurance 

The trip to Everest base camp luxury trek is difficult; travel insurance can back you up for medical emergencies. Helicopters and healthcare are available to the insurance holder at lesser costs. Permits are mandatory for trekkers to visit the Everest viewpoint and Annapurna Base camp trek. Especially, the Sagarmatha National Parks permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality permit are important to trek to Mount Everest. Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit grants access to the iconic Sagarmatha National Park, where Everest Base Camp resides. Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit allows trekkers to trek within the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality, encompassing the Everest Base Camp route. Gauri Shankar Conservation Area Permit trek entering the Gauri Shankar Conservation Area requires this permit.

It can easily be obtained in Kathmandu or Lukla airport upon arrival.

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit costs;

Foreign nationals: NRs. 3000 (approximately USD 24)

SAARC national NRs. 1500 (Approx. USD 12)

Nepalese citizens: NRs. 100 (approx. USD 0.80)

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural permit costs;

All countries’ trekkers including Nepalese citizens have to pay NRs. 2,000 (approx. USD 16) for the first 4 weeks. NRs. 2,500 (approx. USD 20) for each additional week beyond 4 weeks are charged.

Accommodation during Everest base camp luxury Trek

Compared to traditional teahouses, 5-star hotels in Kathmandu and Yeti Mountain Homes offer significant comfort to the trekkers. Private bathrooms, hot showers, comfortable beds, and potentially other amenities like Wi-Fi are available. Luxury trek helps better sleep and reduces trek stress. Cultural experiences, local food options, and even guided hikes and excursions are included in the luxury trek. Immerse yourself in local culture, savor authentic delicacies, and conquer hidden trails in guided excursions. Unlike the Everest Base Camp trek this luxury trek offers deluxe rooms in Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Pheriche, and Gorakshep except Namche Bazzar. So, if your Everest dreams include both rugged beauty and refined indulgence, this trek could be your ultimate Shangri-La. Choose adventure, choose luxury, and choose Everest Base Camp, redefined.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

  • Begin your adventure with heart ponding flight into Lukla.
  • Explore the suspension Bridges over the Dudh Koshi River.
  • Immerse yourself in the warm hostility of the Sherpa People.
  • Scout stone houses, and traditional villages, and learn about their rich culture.
  • Arrive at Namche Bazaar and enjoy the local handmade products in the market.
  • Hike to the Everest View Hotel and witness the breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.
  • Look out for alpine meadows, wildlife, and the Sanctuary of Tengboche Monastery.

Itinerary

Our airport representative will be waiting to greet you once you reach Kathmandu. Meet your tour-seasoned trip guide and brief discussion on the trip to Everest base camp. Embrace this opportunity to know the rich culture of Kathmandu.

On your Second day, you will dive into the captive culture of Kathmandu. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site which offers a unique atmosphere and rich vibrant spiritual essence. The Aarati at Pasupati Nath temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Darbar Square, and the beautiful culture of Newari People have their charm. Swayambhunath stupa (Monkey Temple) holds panoramic views of Kathmandu city. A quick briefing on the EBC trek and preparations for the trek.

Upon landing in Lukla, you'll have time to rest and get acquainted. You’ll be introduced to your experienced guides and porters. The actual trek starts with a gradual climb through lush alpine forests alongside the Dudh Koshi River. Quick trek to Phakding nestled at an altitude of 2,610 meters. Trails are surrounded by breathtaking scenery, with towering mountains providing a constant backdrop. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at a cozy hotel, with all meals included.

Resume your walk alongside the Dudh Koshi River After a short breakfast in Phakding. Enjoy the soaking crisp mountain air and the gurgling waters along the way. Upon crossing a suspension bridge the trail takes a dramatic turn. Brace yourself for a steeper climb that will test your stamina, but offer spectacular vistas for your effort. As you ascend, the reward unfolds beautiful views. Ascending to Namche bazaar nested at 3440m prepare to be awestruck by the charming local atmosphere. The trail offers the Majestic Mount Everest, Thamserku, the mighty Nuptse, and the captivating Kusum Kanguru. Enjoy the meal and rest at the comfortable hotel.

To avoid altitude sickness proper acclimatization at the staggering 3880 meters in Namche Bazaar is necessary. Hiking to the Everest View Hotel is highlight of the today’s journey. The unique architecture and renowned hospitality of the hotel promises an unforgettable experience. The hotel's unique design blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. The Everest View Hotel is renowned for its warm and welcoming service. Everest View Hotel promises a comfortable and enjoyable stay amidst the breathtaking scenery. Hike back to Namche Bazaar and visit the Everest photo gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum. Rest the night at the comfortable hotel and enjoy your meal.

The trek to Tengboche promises a breathtaking dive into nature. Winding paths and captivating vistas at every turn leave you stunned. Be prepared to be mesmerized by the vibrant colors of the rhododendrons. These mountain flowers, bursting into shades of pink, crimson, and white create a magical atmosphere along the trail. You'll finally arrive in Tengboche, after a 5-6 hour trek. A serene village perched high in the Himalayas. The climb rewards you with breathtaking views and a chance to witness the beautiful blend of nature with the beliefs of the monks and Sherpa culture. Explore the Tengboche Monastery, a spiritual center for Sherpa Buddhism.

Leaving the Vibrant Villages of Tengboche, the trek leads towards the suspension bridges over the icy Imja River. Gaze upon the towering peaks cradling the valley. The trail passes through Pangboche, a tranquil village steeped in Sherpa traditions. After a trek of 5-6 hours, the sun-drenched haven of Dingboche emerges. As the name suggests, Dingboche crowning glory is its panoramic views. Rest in a cozy guesthouse and witness the mesmerizing Lhotse and iconic Ama Dablam. After a long trail unwind in the comfort of your guesthouse. Savor delicious meals included in your package.

Trail tests your stamina with its steepness but every step is worth it. The hiking trail to Nilgiri waits at 5100 meters. As you ascent, prepare to be mesmerized by the ever-changing scenery. Lush meadows, rugged rocks, and the air thin. As you reach the summit of Nagerjun panorama views unfold before you. Witness the Lobuche East, West, and their icy peaks reaching for the sky. Scout the iconic Ama Dablam-popular for its pyramid peak a symbol of the Khumbu. On a clear day, even the mighty Makalu, the world's fifth tallest mountain, graces you with its presence. Back in Dingboche, indulge in a well-deserved lunch and Stay overnight at the hotel.

Continue your trail to Dhungla from Dingboche. Upon descending your path winds through the western volunteer and the Himalayan Rescue in Pheriche (4210m). The Trekkers Aid post helps in the treatment of trekkers. Prepare to be mesmerized by the Chupki Lhara, a rock-strewn slope offering a unique vantage point. From here, the magic of the Himalayas unfolds before you in a breathtaking panorama until you reach Lobuche. Majestic peaks like Khumbutse, the Mahalangur Himal, and Lingtren motivate you throughout the trek. Upon reaching Lobuche check in to the guesthouse and enjoy your warm meal for the night.

Ascending to the roof of the world you will embark on a challenging climb over 700 meters in elevation. The trail winds through a barren landscape, with glaciers, and moraines dominating the scenery. Trail introduces you to Gorak Shep tiny village perched at 5164 meters. This village is the last stop prior Everest base camp. Finally, you reach your destination Everest base camp. Khumbu Glacier sprawls before you. Witness the surrounding peaks including Nuptse, Lhotse, and the imposing Pumori. Enjoy the beautiful scenarios as you head back to the hotel. Enjoy the meal in Lobuche and rest for the night.

Your Everest base camp adventure reaches a climax with the morning hike to Kalapatthar. The point perched at 5643 meters. Before the first rays of dawn, touch the horizon Hike to Bathed in Golden Light to Kalapatthar. A panoramic Masterpiece unfolds its magic glory. Witness the transformative magic as the sun rises from behind the mountains. Watch the icy slopes of Everest's golden hues, the warmth of the valley, and entire landscapes painted. Seen from the very foot of the world's tallest peak, is a moment you'll cherish forever.

The trail continues throughout the Imja River. The way to Tengboche move down towards Phungki Thanka, pass the Kyangjuma, and reach Namche. Enjoy the relaxing hike back to Namche Bazaar. Witness the lively villages of Sherpa and their customs as you pass through the familiar villages. Rest in the hotel of Namche Bazaar and enjoy your meals.

Trailhead back to Lukla. Trek ahead is equally challenging; trekkers must be careful when descending. The trail soon turns into a hillside that leads to Buddhist monasteries crossing long suspension bridges. The true beauty of nature unravels itself as you continue your journey to Lukla. Relish the well-earned comforts of the guesthouse and enjoy the delicious meals.

This is my last goodbye to the Sherpa community and the Himalayas. Take pride and relish the memory of the magnificent Himalayan vistas. You're in for an exciting morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. After you land in Kathmandu, rest in a cozy hotel in Kathmandu. Explore the city life of Kathmandu. Go around Thamel and enjoy shopping for mementos. Stay the night at the hotel with breakfast included.

On this day, you can proceed to relax and can have another tour of the city or go shopping at the hub of “all things-tourist” at Thamel. Overnight stay at Yak and Yeti. Meals: Breakfast included.

Day 16 :
Farewell

The airport representative from Tidy Himalaya will transport you to Kathmandu International Airport around 3 hours before your scheduled flight from where you will depart. Meals: Breakfast included.

The Cost Includes

  • All ground transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 5-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide and private transportation
  • Five nights’ accommodation with full board meals at Yeti Mountain Home including at Phakding, Namche and Lukla.
  • Best available twin sharing lodges for accommodation above Namche.
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • Tidy Himalaya T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

The Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Soft drinks including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet and phone call unless its free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Gears and packing lists

General Gear 

  •  Basis Layers with a warm T-shirt and leggings.
  •  Mid-layers like down jackets and sweaters.
  •  Outer layers clothing with Waterproof and Windproof jackets with breathable convertible to lightweight pants. 
  •  Hiking Pants, hiking Shorts, and woolen socks.
  •  Ankle-high- hiking boots with sturdy and waterproof.
  •  Woolen socks.

Essential Gear:

  •  Headscarf or buffs.
  • Sleeping bags and water bottles.
  • Personal Medications.
  •  First-Aid Kit (Sunscreen, lip balm, etc.)
  • Headlamps and Extra batteries. 

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