Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp
|Duration : 16 days||Accommodation : Standard | Deluxe hotel | Lodges|
|Season : Sept – June||Transport : Flight | Private vehicle|
About Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek combines luxurious trekking experience with one of the world’s most popular trekking trips. Trek to mount Everest’s base camp, takes you through the incredibly varied and lively landscape and topography of Khumbu, the wealthy Sherpa culture and prominence and the ethereal Himalayan range, enjoying the luxury offered in the distant, isolated mountains of Nepal. It is an optimal bundle for finer hotels and greater accommodation in Khumbu areas such as Phakding, Lukla and Namche Bazaar.
You will also be able to choose a normal package of 16 day Everest Base Camp Trek that involves a three-star hotel in Kathmandu and the finest accessible hotels on the trip instead of a 5-star hotel located in Kathmandu, Yeti Mountain Home between Namche and Lukla, on the Luxury Trek.
We can create your trekking trip a perfect experience with the finest treatment, ideal facilities and comfortable itineraries. So be prepared, for a truly breathtaking and lifetime adventure in the many glories of the lovely Everest region such as its varied landscape, its prominent Sherpa cultural and its Himalayan existence.
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DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU, NEPAL
You will be welcomed by one of the officials of our company upon your arrival. He’ll assist your transfer to your Kathmandu lodging. Today there are no scheduled events, so you can rest and get your bearings at the hotel. Further plans and programs about the journey will also be briefed to you by the official.
Day 02 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the Trek
At around 10 am, the sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley will start, mainly maundering around the cultural heritage sites of the city listed under the World Heritage List by
UNESCO. The highlights of the tour include the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Swayambhunath Temple, the Bouddhanath Stupa and the Pashupatinath Temple. The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most religiously reverent temples dedicated to Lord Shiva; and we can sometimes observe the cremation ritual of the Hindu people by the bank of the holy river Bagmati at the temple as well. The Bouddhanath is one of the largest Buddhist Mandala in the country.
The Swayambhunath is a beautiful stupa situated atop a hill and is also known as “the Monkey Temple”. The Kathmandu Durbar Square holds old monarchial palaces of the Malla kings who ruled over the city in ancient times, along with many architecturally intricate buildings and temples. Many of the buildings in the Kathmandu Durbar Square were heavily damaged during the 2015 earthquake, but their reconstruction work is underway. The Cultural Heritage Sites of the city offer great insight into the country’s history and religious aspect. Touring the heritage sites is a fascinating experience where the prominent Newa architecture of the city presents a completely different and unique take on Nepali art. The sculptures and carvings on the buildings and the temples are beautiful and reflect Nepal’s dexterity beautifully. After all, Kathmandu city is also called “the City of Gods and Goddesses”, and getting to see the city’s culturally and historically significant sites is a great way to get acquainted to the country’s ambiance.
After the tour, we will be heading back to the hotel. Overnight stay at Yak and Yeti. Meals: Breakfast included.
Day 03 - Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) (Walking Distance: 8 KM), Duration: 3 hours
The trekking trip starts with a spectacular flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. The flight is regarded to be one of the world’s most dramatic quick flight. The Lukla Airport itself is situated on a mountain with a single runway going down to the profound gaping valley below towards its bottom. The airstrip at Lukla is quite intriguing, surrounded by high mountains and grassy hills, and the trip is considered a little exciting adventure. The shift in the landscape is instantly sensed upon arrival at Lukla. The mountainous landscape becomes quite prominent and the atmosphere holds a smooth freshness that can only be carried by the Himalayas. The trekking path passes gently from Lukla to the Cheplung Village. The view from the town of Cheplung of the sacred Mount Khumbila is lovely. From there, a gradual downhill hike connects to Phakding village. The landscape is incredible and the path is surrounded by large mountains like gigantic emerald towers. The view of the Kusum Kangraru Mountain can be seen from Phakding. Phakding village resides north of Lukla in the valley of the Dudh Koshi River and includes many guesthouses and lodges for tourism and trekking. Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 04 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 10-12 KM), Duration: 6 hours
The path starts up to reach the famous mountain town of Namche Bazaar after breakfast at Phakding. A number of lesser settlements are passed on the way to Namche, such as Jorsale and Monjo. Monjo is located north of Phakding and is the Sagarmatha National Park entrance point. The path crosses the national park and lastly reaches Namche. Walking through the Sagarmatha National Park along the trekking trail introduces many qualities, such as its alpine forest, tiny streams and rivers, and deciduous forest. The National Park of Sagarmatha is included in the Sacred Himalayan Landscape and is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Containing the upper Dudh Koshi River catchments and the Bhote Koshi River basin, the National Park is surrounded by Blue Pine, Birch and Juniper Berries, host to many endangered species of wildlife such as Himalayan Thars, Langur Monkeys, Musk Deer and Himalayan Black Bears. Pine and Cedar’s thick acreages fill the grounds and provide a pleasant atmosphere for trekking. Due to its strategic position, Namche Bazaar is the Khumbu region’s business centre. It is situated on a mountain edge and incredible views from here are from the Thamserku Peak and the Kongdi RI Himal. Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 05 - Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest View Hotel (Walking Distance: 3-4 KM), Duration: 3-4 Hours
Namche is a great acclimatizing location. Spectacular and lovely are the attractions around Namche. You can explore the Syangboche Airstrip after breakfast, which is situated on a mountain above the town. You can get a panoramic view of Namche from here and also see incredible Himalayan attractions. The Everest View Hotel is located further from Namche. The hotel is the highest hotel in the globe and offers views from all its windows of Mount Everest and many other Himalayan peaks. You can also visit the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum back in Namche. Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 06 - Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) (Walking Distance: 10-11 KM), Duration: 5 Hours
A simple path from Namche opens in the village of Phungki Thanka to the Dudh Koshi Valley. Mount Everest’s panorama are beautiful from the settlement. The village of Tengboche is reached after the route that marches along the right side of the Dudh Koshi River. The trip from Namche to Tengboche is loaded with wonderful scenic landscapes of streams, cliffs and mountain ranges. Tengboche village is situated at the confluence of the rivers Dudh Koshi and Imja Khola and is encircled by high mountains coated in rhododendron forests. The village is also known for the Tengboche Monastery, the Khumbu region’s biggest monastery. The monastery is a hamlet from which it is lovely to glance at the view of Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Everest and many other mountains. Also considered to be the religious center of the Khumbu region, the Tengboche Monastery is encircled by woods populated by Impeyan Pheasants and eagles. Overnight stay at Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 07 - Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) (Walking Distance: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
Through a suspension bride, the trekking path passes the Imja River and shifts towards Dingboche village. The Pangboche village is passed along the way. Dingboche is called the Khumbu’s “Summer Valley” and includes a kilometer-long wall constructed to safeguard the plants of the village from the cold storms coming down the Imja Valley. As the title suggests, Dingboche also gets more sun. Lhotse’s graceful sights, Ama Dablam and Dingboche’s Island Peak are pretty incredible. Overnight stay at Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 08 - Acclimatization Day - Hike to Nagerjun and return (Walking Distance: 5-6 KM) Duration: 4-5 Hours
For acclimatizing Dingboche is a wonderful as well. A walk to Nagerjun is a wonderful place for Dingboche to spend time. Nagerjun is 5100 meters high and is situated just above Dingboche on a ridge on the outskirts of the Chhukung valley. The trek is difficult and uphill, requiring a lot of energy. Walking for about 3-4 hours, you will reach Nagerjun from where you can see beautiful panoramic views of Lobuche East (6119 m), Lobuche West (6145 m), Kangtega (6685 m), Taboche Peak (6367 m), Thamserku (6608 m) and Ama Dablam (6856 m). You can also find amazing attractions of Mount Makalu, the fifth highest peak in the world on a clear day, if you’re fortunate. There’s also a beautiful view of the Pheriche Valley from here. It’s also very lovely to return to Dingboche. After our lunch is over, we can take a sunbath to rejuvenate and rest in the village. Overnight stay at Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 09 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) (Walking Distance: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
From Dingboche, on our way to Dhungla, you will find the Trekkers Aid Post in Pheriche (4210 m). The Western Volunteer Doctors operate it and the Himalayan Rescue Association supports it. The Help Post assists with trekker treatment. Then it reaches the Chupki Lhara. It is an oblique rock-strewn from where you can see the vision of the magisterial mountains. The route continues down to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The sights from the moraine of mountain peaks such as Khumbutse, the Mahalangur Himal, Lingtren and the Pumori are incredible. Once the glacial route is passed, Mount Nuptse also looms up ahead. We’ll check for the night in our Lobuche guesthouse. Overnight stay at Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 10 - Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) - Gorekshep (Distance: 14-15 KM) 8 Hours
It will start with a gentle hike on an awaited day of the journey. A slow walk from Lobuche passes near the vision of the world’s highest glacier, the Khumbu Glacier, to the right, avoiding altitude sickness. Walking from Lobuche for about 2-3 hours, we will arrive at Gorakshep (5181m/16994 ft), a quiet place filled with lodges. The route passes from here to the top of the edge, lastly reaching the Everest Base Camp. The vision of the Khumbu Icefall and the sight of the mountains of Khumbutse and Lingtren are quite amazing here. We will travel to Gorakshep after working some moment at the base camp exploring the attractions and the surroundings. Overnight stay at Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 11 - Gorakshep - Kala Pathar (5545m/18188ft) - Pheriche (4210m), (Distance: 13-14 KM) 7 Hours
Another highlight of the trip is an early morning hike from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar. Kalapatthar is a famous place of view famous among many other mountains to offer panoramic views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Chagatse, Lhotse and the Pumori. Hike to Kalapatthar is undertaken early in the morning because it is perfectly incredible to see the rising sun from the point of view. The sun emerges from the mountains of Mount Everest, changing the colour of the mountains from silver to gold. We will back to Gorakshep after investing moment in Kalapatthar and move down to Pheriche. Overnight stay at Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 12 - Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 14-15 KM), Duration: 7 Hours
Once again, the route crosses the Imja River to Tengboche. We’ll go down from Tengboche to Phungki Thanka, cross the Kyangjuma and get to Namche. It’s a pleasant walk back and you can enjoy the view of the landscape and the Himalayas. The villages are also vibrant with people, and as you move through, you can witness their customs and activities. Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 13 - Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) (Walking Distance: 18-19 KM) Duration: 7 Hours
The trek backto Lukla takes a steep downward path that passes through a suspension bridge. The villages and the track line chortens, flags of prayer, Mani-stone walls and tiny Gompas. The Dudh Koshi River gushes and adds to the natural setting a lovely environment. The lovely scenic landscapes are decorated by open plains, pine and rhododendron trees as well as snow-covered mountains. We can just rest when we reach Lukla. We can also celebrate the accomplishment of the trek in the evening. Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 14 - Lukla to Kathmandu
The trekking portion of the trip finishes with a 30-minute flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. You can revel one last moment on the plane in the evolving scenery of the landscapes. You will be transported to Hotel Yak and Yeti after arriving at Kathmandu airport where you will stay tonight. Meals: Breakfast included.
Day 15 - Reserve day in Kathmandu
You can rest on this day and have another town tour or go shopping at Thamel- the tourist hub of Kathmandu. Overnight stay at Yak and Yeti. Meals: Breakfast included.
Day 16 - Farewell
You will be transported to the airport three hours before your scheduled flight by one of the officials from our company, from where you will leave with lovely travel experiences. Including breakfast.
- 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.
- Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. Private bathrooms with hot showers are provided at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
- 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
- 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
- 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
Cost & Dates
Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.