Luxury Trek to the Everest Base Camp
Luxury Trek to the Everest Base Camp
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Nepal is the home to the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest (8,848m). It could be a dream for everyone to reach the summit of the world’s highest peak but not everyone can actually make this dream come true. Although everyone cannot hike up to the summit, there are plenty of trekking trails in Everest region that will allow a normal person to reach as far as the Everest Base Camp.
The Luxury Trek to the Everest Base Camp allows you to make this trial while staying in luxury hotels and lodges during your overnight stays on the trip. This package is no different in terms of the trial that you trek on. The only significance of this package is you will be accommodated in 5-star hotels inside Kathmandu and in the most comfortable lodges possible in the Everest Region.
If you are ready to spend some extra amount of money for the comfort, then go ahead and grab this package, enjoy the exquisiteness of the mighty Himalayas and make your trip memorable by staying in the luxuries accommodations available.
The best seasons for trekking this route would be Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November). During the spring season, you would discover much more of greenery all around and the temperature is also warmer in comparison to autumn. Moreover, if you do your trek in April, you can also enjoy the Dumje festival and Mani Rimdu dance which is performed in the monasteries of the Sherpa people. However, you can expect drizzle in late May due to pre-monsoon activities, but that might not really affect your trip. If you trek during autumn, the weather condition is very much favorable for views and scenic activities.
Once you complete your trek, you would have witnessed amazing peaks like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Amadablam, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, Pumori and so on. Moreover, you would have walked over snow, glaciers, high altitude pass, visited settlements of Sherpa people, walked across lush forests and many more things would have been discovered.
Day 01: Airport pickup and hotel transferOur Representative will be waiting for you at the airport and welcome you in our typical Nepali culture. You will be quickly arriving at the hotel afterward where you can expect luxurious accommodation. There will be a welcome dinner tonight and afterward a proper sleep which is much needed after the long trip from home. You will be staying in Hotel Yak & Yeti or any other standard 5 star hotel.
Day 02: Rest and Tour Day at KathmanduToday we will discuss our trekking and make necessary preparations and we take a quick city tour of Kathmandu as well. After all the briefings regarding the trek and acquainting necessary permits, we will arrange a short trip to a few UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and so on. A quick stroll in the streets of Kathmandu and last minute gear shopping is a perfect thing to do in the evening.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2,800m) and trek to Phakding (2,850m)The early morning 30 minutes flight to Lukla is definitely going to give you some Adrenaline rush. A quick tip: Try to sit in the right-hand side seat of the aircraft for mesmerizing views during the final approach to the airport. After landing, the trek begins where you follow Dudhkoshi River valley, cross Tharo Koshi River through a suspension bridge and make a final climb towards Phakding. We will walk about 5 hours today before arriving Phakding and stay overnight at Hoetl Yeti Mountain Home.
Day 04: Trek to Namche (3,440m)On our fourth day of the trip, today, we will walk about 5 hours, starting by following the same Dudh Koshi River. The first interesting destination of today would be Zamputhi where you will get a mesmerizing glance of Thamserku Peak. Another interesting destination will be Chomoa, which is the site of an agricultural project. This location will offer you an insight into the farming style of the people in this region. On walking further uphill, we will enter Sagarmatha National Park and we continue to finally reach Namche Bazaar. On our trip today we cross a suspension bridge that falls in 123rd position in the list of world’s tallest bridge. We stay overnight in Namche at Yeti Mountain Home.
Day 05: Acclimatization DayIn the morning we make an acclimatization hike to Everest view hotel and during the afternoon we explore the local market of Namche Bazaar. There are a lot of things that Namche offers and a single day can be short enough for you to enjoy everything. For a short day of refreshment, you can go for a movie or to a bar for refreshment. There are also a few popular coffee shops in the area. And of course, if you want to have a refreshing massage before you really start climbing; Namche can be the perfect point to do it. Or, we have another choice of doing a quick hike to Syanboche, where you can get your first close-up of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam and Thamserku.
Day 06: Trek to Deboche (3,820m)About 6 hours of trek to Deboche begins, after a good day of having rest. Our trial from Namche to Deboche will be escorted by the eye-pleasing views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,414m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), and Nuptse (7,861m). It would not be surprising if we encounter wildlife like Himalayan Thar, musk deer, Himalayan Monal and so on along our trial. We reach Sanasa and after the place we go through Pine forests, cross a suspension bridge over the DudhKoshi River and reach Phunke Tenga. On further climbing we will reach Tengboche which is itself an overnight staying location but we trek further. From the top of Tengboche we can witness astounding closer views of Nuptse (7,861m), Everest (8,848m) and Ama Dablam (6,856m). Finally we reach Deboche and stay there overnight at Hotel Robonder.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,350m)This section of our trip should take us about 5-6 hours. We will be walking around the lane of the alpine forest. When the fragrance of Rhododendron hits your senses, you will get boosted. We will cross Imja Khola, climb to Pangboche and continue hiking up to Dingboche. Dingboche is a traditional Sherpa village. Here you will get astounding views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. The warmth and hospitality of local people will make you forget the tiredness of the day. We stay overnight here at Hotel Family.
Day 08: Acclimatization DayIn the next few days, we will be climbing up to the Everest Base Camp and other high altitude trails. We will also be reaching our highest location of the entire trip; Kala Patthar (5,545m). Therefore, today we will take a rest at Dingboche and acclimatize ourselves in the local weather conditions. It is essential for us to be mentally prepared for the rest of the trip as the most challenging sections of the entire trip are about to be encountered. During the day, we can make a short trek up to Chhukung.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m)Today should not be a difficult day as we walk again for about 5/6 hours and we are used to it by today. Our trail will follow a moraine of the Khumbu glacier and pass across stone memorials for the climbers who had to face sudden demise on nearby summits. We continue our climb, getting escorted by panorama of beautiful mountains and reach Lobuche. This place has very few settlements, lies at the foot of an enormous Lobuche peak and provides us the rest for the day as we stay overnight at Eco Lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365m) and back to Gorak Shep (5,180m)You desperately wanted to reach Everest Base Camp, didn’t you? Guess what, today is the day your dream comes true. We also walk a bit more hours than the previous days and the walk is also going to be quite difficult. We will hike up to Gorak Shep and continue walking to Everest Base Camp. This is the location where people can go closest to the peak of Mt. Everest, without any mountaineering equipment. The view you will get of the surrounding ridges and peaks will be so astounding that it will be pasted in your memories forever. After spending some time in EBC, we head back to Gorak Shep for our overnight stay at Hotel Himalayan.
Day 11: Trek to Kala Patthar (5,545m) and back to Pheriche (4,280m)Also popularly known as Everest View Point, Kala Patthar offers you the most magnificent views of the mountain peaks in the entire trek. Hike of about 4 hours would take us from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar. You will get a panoramic view of mountain peaks including the roof of the world, Mt. Everest and other peaks such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and others. Basically, you will be surrounded by gigantic snow-capped peaks. After the refreshing view from Kala Pathar we start our descent to Pheriche via Lobuche and Dughla to stay overnight in Hotel Himalayan.
Day 12: Trek Namche Bazaar (3,440m)We will be walking with a view of alpine forests and rhododendron. We will be meeting with a lot of Sherpa people and settlements on the way. We will be learning the cultures and rituals of the Sherpa people as we observe them while descending. Since we are returning, quick souvenirs shopping in the evening at Namche would be a good idea. This will help you recall your memories from the trek.
Day 13: Trek back to Lukla (2,800m)By now, we would have collected awesome memories to rejoice. The final walk of the trip is steeply descending. We will be crossing the suspension bridge over the pristine Dudh Koshi River and its tributaries. After about 8hours of a long but comfortable walk, we reach our destination. With a heart full of reminiscences we descend back to Lukla where our flight to Kathmandu would be waiting for us.
Day 14: Fly back to KathmanduUsually, the flights to and from are completed in the early morning because of the unpredictable weather patterns in the afternoon. So we can expect to be in our hotel in Kathmandu by early afternoon.
- Trek Duration: 14 Days
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Highest Elevation: Kala Pathhar (5,545m)
- Accommodation: Five Star Hotels in Kathmandu, High quality lodges in Trekking region
- Transportation: Flight/Overland
- Group Size: 4-16 pax
- Best Season: Spring (March-May) and Autumn (Sept.-Nov.)
- Walk Duration: 6 hours Daily (Average)
- Astounding views of peaks above 8,000 metres in addition to Mt. Everst.
- Mesmerizing view of mountains like Amadablam, Lhotse Cho Oye, Kanchenjunga, etc.
- Exploring the most popular destination in Everest Region: Kala Patthar.
- Discovering different Khumbu icefalls while you trek.
- Experience the warmth of Sherpa hospitality and cultures.
- Once in a lifetime experience flight to Lukla.
- Luxurious private vehicles for pickup and drop-off.
- 5 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
- Best accommodation in Khumbu Region: Amazing cuisines and hygiene.
- Lodges with electric blanket, Hot shower and Attached bathroom.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- For both international and domestic flights: Airport transfer.
- Pickup and Drop-off in private luxurious vehicles.
- Accommodation in 5 star hotel in Kathmandu.
- Accommodation in best luxurious hotels in Everest Region.
- Variety of meal choices during the trek.
- Boiled water during the trek.
- Welcome and farewell dinner with cultural program.
- All necessary permits.
- Supplementary oxygen cylinders.
WHAT IS EXCLUDED
- Nepal entry Visa fees.
- Travel Insurance
- International Airfare
- All Drinks and main meals in cities.
- Any items of personal use like beverage drinks, telephone, etc.
RECOMMENDED TREKKING GEARS
Trekking without any necessary gear can be very harmful and won’t be easy. No one wants to get hurt in a remote and distant area where there’s no proper health care. So to make your trekking safer and as well as trouble-free, we have enlisted some of the necessary gears that you need to acknowledge before heading for trekking is the highlands.
NECESSARY TREKKING GEARS
Here are some of the trekking gears which will be there to assist us while climbing any kind of mountain trails weather be steep or narrow. These trekking gears are extremely useful and are handy so make sure you have it in your checking list.
- Trekking sticks
- Quick-drying pants and shorts.
- Jackets and thermal suit to outcast cold
- Rainwear (jacket and pants.
- Duffle bags
- Plastic boots and crampons
- Mountaineering ice axes
- Climbing helmets (optional)
PERSONAL ITEMS CLOTHING
It’s very necessary to wear the outfit according to the situation and place. So here are some of the essential clothing gears required for trekking.
- Warm, insulated jacket or vest
- Fleece pants
- Warm hat
- Bandana (if necessary)
- Boots or shoes suited to the terrain
- Socks (synthetic or wool)
- Extra clothing (beyond the minimum expectation)
- Spare plastics or Ziplock bags to distinct clean clothes and dirty clothes.
It’s very essential to take your own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed while the trekking period.
- Sanitation trowel (if no washroom)
- Baby wipes
- Sun Hat
- Toilet Paper
- Urinary products
- Sanitizers and alcohol wipes
To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.
- Diaries and Journal to write experiences in words
- Books/GPS navigators
- Credit cards/ATM cards