Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

At any time, you may arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport. Upon your arrival, one of Visit View Nepal Treks representatives will welcomed you. He will help you get transferred to your hotel as well. He then explain further plans and programs to you. On the first day of your arrival you do not have any plans, so you may check into your hotel and take rest.

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the Trek

The Valley of Kathmandu is known as “Nepal Proper” which has most of the cultural heritage sites located within its three main old cities. Most of the heritage sites are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Some of them are: Durbar Square, the Pashupatinath Temple, the Temple of Swayambhunath, and the Bouddhanath Stupa. We begin our tour in late morning and we will visit the heritage sites of the city. The cultural sites are admired by the people and the religious places are held in high regards by the Buddhists and the Hindus. The Durbar Square of Kathmandu consists of many statues, temples, buildings, and old palaces from medieval times. The buildings are built in unique Nepali architecture which contain amazing metal works, stone masonry, wood-crafting and intricate carvings done on their windows and doors. Pashupatinath is considered the most sacred temple of Lord Shiva. The cremation ceremony of the Hindus can be seen along the Bagmati’s river bank. Bouddhanath Stupa is a sacred stupa for a Buddhist followers and it is the largest Buddhist Mandala in the world. Swyambhunath – located atop a hill, is a temple sacred to both the Hindu and the Buddhist people. The heritage sites offers good insight into Nepal’s history and it’s past and these are great carriers of the country’s cultural and religious tenor. After the completion of the tour, we will return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at Yak and Yeti.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m) (Walking Distance: 8 km), Duration: 3 hours.

The trekking journey begins with a dramatic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. The flight to Lukla is thrilling and dramatic. The Lukla airport is located on a hill. It contains a single runway that drops off towards its end to the deep gaping valley below. The airstrip at Lukla is quite fascinating as it is surrounded by tall mountains and green hills. The change in the scenery is immediately felt, upon arriving at Lukla. The air carries a crisp freshness to it that only the Himalayas carry and the mountainous landscape becomes quite prominent. From Lukla, the trekking trail slowly moves towards the Cheplung Village. From the village at Cheplung, we can view the beautiful sacred mount Khumbila. We continue our journey, and a gradual walk downwards leads to the village of Phakding. The Himalayan terrain is amazing. The tall hills surround the trail like giant mounds of emeralds. The sight of the Kusum Kangraru Mountain can be seen from Phakding. The village of Phakding lies in the Dudh Koshi River valley north of Lukla. Phakding contains many guesthouses and lodges that cater to tourism and trekkers. Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home.

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) (Walking Distance: 10-12 km), Duration: 6 hours

After breakfast, the trail further opens out to reach the mountain town of Namche Bazaar. We will cross a several smaller villages like Jorsale and Monjo, en route to Namche. Monjo is the entry point of the Sagarmatha National Park which lies north of Phakding. The trail ventures through the national park and finally arrives at Namche. On the route passing through the Sagarmatha National Park presents many virtues, like its deciduous forests, small rivers and brooks, and alpine woods.  The Sagarmatha national Park is listed under the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site and is included in the Sacred Himalayan Landscape. Containing upper catchments of the Bhote Koshi River and the Dudh Koshi River basin, the national park is riddled with Juniper Berries, Birch and Blue Pine. The park is home to many endangered species of animals like Himalayan Thars, Langur Monkeys, the Musk deer and Himalayan Black Bears. Thick acreages of Cedar and Pine cover the lands and provide a wonderful atmosphere to trek through. Namche Bazaar, is the commercial hub of the Khumbu region because of its strategic location which is located on a mountain side. The views of the Thamserku Peak and the Kongdi RI Himal from here are amazing. Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home.

Day 5: Acclimatization Day – Hike to Everest View Hotel (Walking Distance: 3-4 km), Duration: 3-4 hours.

Today is an acclimatization day and Namche is a great place to acclimatize. The view around Namche are beautiful and spectacular. After breakfast, we will visit the Syangboche Airstrip that lies on a hill above the town. Syangboche is a best place to get panoramic view of Namche and also you can see the amazing sights of the Himalayas as well. Further from Namche lies the Everest View Hotel, the highest located hotel in the world and provides view of Mount Everest and many other Himalayan peaks from all of its windows. On returning back to Namche, we will visit the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum. Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home.

Day 6: Namche to Tengboche (3860m) (Walking Distance: 10-11 km), Duration: 5 hours.

From Namche, an easy trail opens out towards the Dudh Koshi Valley at the settlement of Phungki Thanka. The views of Mount Everest are magnificent from here. We will follow the trail that marches along the right side of the Dudh Koshi River until we reach the village of Tengboche. The journey to Tengboche from Namche is filled with amazing natural scenery of rivers, hills and Himalayan peaks. The village of Tengboche is located at the junction of the Imja Khola and the Dudh Koshi Rivers. The village is surrounded by tall hills that are covered in rhododendron trees. The largest Monastery of the Khumbu region – Tengboche Monastery is located in this village. The sight of Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Everest and numerous other peaks are beautiful from the Tengboche Monastery. The Tengboche Monastery is also regarded as the spiritual hub of the Khumbu region. It is surrounded by forests that are inhabited by Impeyan Pheasants and eagles. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.

Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m) (Walking Distance: 11-12 km) Duration: 5 hours

We moves towards the village of Dingboche from Tengboche crossing the Imja River via a suspension bridge. We will pass through a village of Pangboche. Dingboche is called the “Summer Valley” of the Khumbu. Dingboche contains a kilometer long wall built to protect the village’s crops from the cold winds that descends down the Imja Valley. Dingboche (Summer Valley), as the name reflects, receives more sun too. From Dingboche, one can see a graceful views of Lhotse, the Ama Dablam and the Island Peak. Overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day 8: Acclimatization Day – Hike to Nagerjun and return (Walking Distance: 5-6 km) Duration: 4-5 hours

Today is another acclimatization day and Dingboche is also a great village for acclimatizing. We spend our day by doing a hike to Nagerjun, which is located at an altitude of 5100 meters. It is just above Dingboche on a hill at the edges of the Chhukung valley. The hike is steep and uphill which requires a bit of a strenuous energy. It takes about 3-4 hours to reach Nagerjun from where we can see a panorama of Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku(6608m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Kangtega (6685m), Lobuche West (6145m), and Lobuche East (6119m). On a clear day you can also spot stunning sights of Mount Makalu, the world’s fifth tallest peak. You can also observe a splendid view of Pheriche Valley from here. We will then return back to Dingboche and have our lunch. After that, we can take a rejuvenating sunbath and relax at the village. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.

Day 9: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) (Walking Distance: 11-12 km) Duration: 5 hours

On the way to Dhungla from Dingboche, you will come across the Trekkers Aid Post- situated at Pheriche (4210m). The aid post is run by the western volunteer doctors which is assisted by the Himalayan Rescue Association. The aid post helps in the treatment of trekkers. We then reached to Chupki Lhara, is a rock-strewn oblique from where sight of magisterial mountains can be seen. From here, the path follows further down to the Khumbu Glacier moraine. The moraine offers an amazing views of mountains like Khumbutse, the Mahalangur Himal, Lingtren and the Pumori. Once the glacier pass is crossed Mount Nuptse also looms up. We shall then check into our guesthouse at Lobuche for the night. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.

Day 10: Lobuche – Everest Base Camp (5364m) – Gorekshep (Distance: 14-15 km) 8 hours.

An expected day of the trip, it will begin with a slow walk. A slow walk further on from Lobuche runs alongside the sight of the world’s highest glacier- the Khumbu Glacier, to the right. We will get to Gorakshep (5181m) after walking for about 2-3 hours from Lobuche. Gorakshep is a tranquil location dotted with some lodges. We continue our journey, we moves all the way to the top of the edge, until we reach at the Everest Base Camp. Base Camp offers the beautiful sights of the Khumbu Icefall and the Khumbutse and Lingtren mountains. After enjoying the sights and the environment at the base camp, we shall return back to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.

Day 11: Gorakshep – Kala Patthar (5545m) – Pheriche (4210m), (Distance: 13-14 km) 7 hours

Early morning, we will hike to Kalapatthar from Gorakshep. Kalapatthar is a popular vantage point from where one can witness the beautiful panoramic views of Mount Everest, Pumori, Lhotse, and the Chagatse among many other peaks. The sunrise view from the Kala Patthar is absolutely amazing. The sun rises from amidst the Mount Everest Mountains. It changes the color of the mountains from silver to gold. After enjoying the moment at Kalapatthar, we will return back to Gorakshep. From Gorakshep, we walk down to Pheriche. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.

Day 12: Pheriche to Namche (3440m) (Walking Distance: 14-15 km), Duration: 7 hours

The path continues following the Imja River again all the way to Tengboche. We then move down towards Phungki Thanka, pass the Kyangjuma and reach Namche. It is a relaxing hike back to the Namche. On the route, the sight of the landscape and the Himalayas can be enjoyed pleasantly. You can notice that the villagers are very friendly to the visitors and you can observe their customs and activities as you pass through. Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home.

Day 13: Namche to Lukla (2800m) (Walking Distance: 18-19 km) Duration: 7 hours

We follows a trail that moves steeply downwards and cross a suspension bridge. The trial is lined with Chortens, prayer flags, Mani-stone walls and small Gompas. The Dudh Koshi River burst by which adds an attractive ambience to the natural setting. Snow covered peaks, pine and rhododendron forests, and open plains decorate the beautiful picturesque settings. After reaching Lukla, we can just relax. In the evening, we may celebrate the victory of accomplishing the trek as well. Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home.

Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu

A 30-minute flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu ends the trekking part of the journey. While on the flight, you can enjoy in the changing sights of the landscapes one last time. After landing at the airport, you will be transferred to Hotel Yak and Yeti. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15: Reserve day in Kathmandu

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.

Day 16: Farewell

You will be transport to Kathmandu International Airport around 3 hours before your scheduled flight by one of the representative of Visit View Nepal Trek. Have a safe flight.

What's included

  • 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
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • 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.
  • Visit View Nepal Treks T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
  • Government taxes & office service charge

What's not included

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • International airfare
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • 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.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Soft drinks including water
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

The Himalayas are one of the world’s most magnificent landscapes, with floating snow-capped peaks, undulating slopes cover in clouds and enchanting alpine woods. This wonderful 16-day trek brings you to the marvelous and luxurious Everest region giving you something different experience. It is also the opportunity to experience life in the Himalayas. Feel your senses awaken to the beat of the blowing wind. On the way, we pass through ethnic settlements, Cliffside monasteries, and juniper woods. As you climb through the Khumbu area, begin the coveted Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek and feast your eyes on beautiful vistas.

We begin the trek with the heart-pounding short plane flight to Lukla airport from Kathmandu. From Lukla, we walk through river valleys and glacial rivers like the Imja and the Dudh Koshi. We then arrived at famed Khumbu communities like Namche Bazaar and Tengboche. Here, trekkers get to observe the Sherpa customs and traditions of the native Sherpa people. Trekkers can also immerse themselves in the glimpse of magnificent mountain peaks such as Everest, the Kusum Kangraru, Changtse, Kongdi RI, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and the Thamserku, among many others, as they appear in the proximity of valleys and towns while trekking.

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

You will hike through the Sagarmatha National Park’s beautiful alpine woodlands, enfold by a canopy of rhododendron and azalea blossoms. Then, once you nearing Mount Everest’s base camp, celebrate your victory of reaching the lap of the world’s highest mountain. Also, take into the surrounded by enormous stretches of mountain range. Along the way, the excitement builds as you hike into the Everest foothills every day, spending the first three nights in luxurious mountain lodges in Phakding and Namche Bazar. You can admire the wonderful scenery, discover attractive valleys and traditional Sherpa settlements, and learn about the inhabitants’ daily lives and traditions.

Along with exciting cultures, the grand and majestic monasteries are other interesting aspects of Everest Base Camp Trekking.  The hiking trail is full of several small but important monasteries, Tengboche Monastery being the famed one. These religious scenarios show the local’s spiritual aspect as the region is quite keen on Buddhism. Far off Tengboche, the trek continues along with pleasing parishes of Dingboche, Lobuche, and some more. Later, wade along the Khumbu Glacier and the Khumbu Icefall to Everest Base Camp for entrancing up-close mountain views. Kalapatthar is a well-known viewpoint in the region. It offers splendid panoramic views of the whole Mount Everest range. So, brace yourself a bit more and get ready for the Kala Patthar hike. It is a bit difficult yet completely worthwhile.

It is a complete trekking journey to the most beautiful destination in Nepal peppered with pleasing vistas, unforgettable experiences, and the additional delight of more excellent lodgings. This Everest luxury vacation is a recommended itinerary for anyone looking to explore the mountain delights lavishly.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

  • Commence the journey with an extreme flying experience to Lukla airport.
  • Stay in some of the finest accommodations available in the remote mountains of Nepal.
  • Cross several long and beautiful suspension bridges decorated with colorful prayer flags.
  • Mingle with Sherpa people and experience their life in the remote mountains of Nepal
  • Appreciate the glimpses of magical mountain sceneries that boost you to walk to your destination
  • Get acquainted with the bustling nature of Namche Bazaar by roaming around small bakeries and pubs
  • With a picturesque view of the Everest massif, enjoy the wild vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Witness the finest and grand monastery of Tengboche with an amazing Everest range in the backdrop
  • Take on a short hike to Everest View Hotel from Namche for revitalizing close-up view of Everest
  • Enjoy the glorious feeling of reaching Everest Base Camp and take in the close view of giant mountains above eight thousand meters
  • Walk past small Chorten and gumbas that symbolize the deep religious faith of the Sherpa community.
  • Hike to Kala Patthar for the breathtaking sunrise view above the summit of Everest.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

Autumn and Spring seasons are the best time for Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek. However, it does not mean, other seasons are not ideal for this journey. Summer/Monsoon and Winter seasons are also doable, but these times are tested due to extreme weather conditions. Henceforth, it is advisable to travel during these times if you have prior trekking experience.

Spring offers warm and chill weather conditions along with beautiful mountain scenes which last from March to May. Autumn in Nepal is from September to November. Autumn likewise grants awe-inspiring mountain views along with favorable weather conditions.  Winter, on the other hand, is freezing with snowy trails but mountain vistas are spectacular. Winter in Nepal is from December to February. Summer/Monsoon season starts from June to August, and is wet in lower regions due to rain but not in the higher areas. It is the least busy season for trekking. Therefore, if you would like to avoid crowds, you may opt during this season.

Difficulty Level of Everest Base Camp Trek

Generally, Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trekking journey, although it is a high-altitude trek. The most concerning aspect of the trek is altitude sickness as it directly starts from 2800 meters at Lukla airport. However, if trekkers do not rush the trek, maintain their walking pace, and stay hydrated, they will have a smooth journey. Likewise, trekkers must use all the acclimatization days set for the trip as acclimatization is the most critical aspect of trekking as it allows the trekker’s body to adjust to the surroundings. Henceforth, keep these tips in mind and follow the trek leaders’ suggestions for a smooth and beautiful trekking journey.

Why Choose Visit View Nepal Trek?

In an age where adventure travel appears to be enlarged, you may wonder, why go with Visit View Nepal Treks? Well, for us, it is an easy question to answer. There are plenty of operators prepared to run your trip and there are various prices available. However, trekkers must make responsible decisions and should be wise to choose a reliable and trustworthy trekking company. For Visit View Nepal Trek, customer satisfaction, well-being, and comfort has always been the topmost priority, and we never compromise with it. Also, our more than a decade of working experience has made us understand trekkers’ desires and serve the same to them. Similarly, our professional, experienced, and trained trek leaders have thorough knowledge about the trekking trails, cultures, and life that thrives there. Henceforth, you are in the hands of experts who will smoothly and gradually lead your journey.

Similarly, the costs of our vacations offer excellent value for money. They’re priced to make your journey go as smoothly as possible and to maintain our high standards. As a result, we combine high operator confidence with fair pricing to provide you with a memorable experience. Altogether, we value your satisfaction, price, and time. Therefore we organize all treks with great care, attention, and effort. We provide the finest of the best for you and make your experience worthwhile, rewarding, and extraordinary.

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