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Everest Base camp Luxury trekking is a superb trek to the Base camp of World's highest Mt. Everest. This trek is designed for those who want to make this epic journey. This kind of trek is once in a life time opportunity to enjoy to scenic beauty with towering mountains and picturesque cultured villages scattered throughout. This trip will take to base camp with a magnificent view of Khumbu valley  (Everest region) along with region. Trekking moves with suppleness which gives maximum comfort with sufficient rest. With such suppleness way, you will have the closest view of the top of the world Mt. Everest from the base camp situated at 5364 meters of altitude.
 
Everest luxury trekking starts from Kathmandu city 40-minute scenic mountain flight to Lukla it is known as the main gate way to Everest base camp and this trekking go through Namche Bazaar up to Kalapattar  5545m and Everest base camp 5364m and following same way back to Kathmandu. This trail touches the Pheasant, Blood Pheasant, Red-billed chough and the Yellow-billed chough. The flora in the Everest National park is Pine, Hemlock, Fir, Juniper, Birch, Rhododendron and shrubs changes to alpine plants than to bare rock and snow.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cimb Kala Patthar (5,555 meters)
  • Remarkable views of the Khumbu Icefall.
  • Inspiring walk through Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Visit an ancient Buddhist Monastery.
  • Experience culture & lifestyle of Sherpa people.
  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival at Kathamndu.
  • Day 2 : Sightseeing and trek preparation.
  • Day 3 : Fly to Lukla- Phakding (2,652m) 3-4 hrs.
  • Day 4 : Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5-6 hrs.
  • Day 5 : Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day.
  • Day 6 : Namche Bazzar to Tangboche (3,860m) 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 7 : Tangboche to Dingboche (4,360m) 3-4 hrs.
  • Day 8 : Dingboche-Duglha (4,600m) 3-4 hrs.
  • Day 9 : Duglha - Lobuche (4,940m) 2-3 hrs.
  • Day 10 : Lobhuche - Gorak shep (5,170m) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m) Kala Patthar - Gorak shep.
  • Day 11 : Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar/ Everest Base Camp - Pheriche (4,280m).
  • Day 12 : Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazzar (3,440m).6-7 hrs.
  • Day 13 : Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800m) 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 14 : Fly Lukla to Kathamndu.
  • Day 15 : Transfer to Airport.

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathamndu.

Arrival at Kathmandu airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel. After time to get refreshed, evening time you'll meet and go for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurants in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 : Sightseeing and trek preparation.

Today, After morning breakfast we will start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey temple' or Swayambhunath and Buddhists shrine of Bouddhanath which is one of the largest stupas in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a pre- trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 : Fly to Lukla- Phakding (2,652m) 3-4 hrs.

After morning breakfast, we get transferred to the domestic terminal of kathmandu airport for flight to Lukla (2,800 m), a gateway destination from where our trek begins. After 40 minute scenic flight above the breathtaking green and white mountians, we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This one of the most beautiful air routes in the worlds culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountians peaks. We meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we  start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today, However, if interested in additional activities we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight in Phakding at Yeti Mountain home or similar hotel with BLD basis.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Hours: 3-4
  • Max. Altitude: 2652m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5-6 hrs.

 
Walking through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi river through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension bridge. At first, we catch wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6,618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges untill we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers.After a final steep ascent of about two hours we get first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse- Nuptse ridge. We stop at Chautara to admire the view. We still need to hike about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading center of this region. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 3440m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day.

This is the Scheduled acclimationation day for this trek. Health experts recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day's hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and colorful market each friday evening and saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, It will help us to properly acclimatize. Our Guides will take us to the Tourist Visitor center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. We also take an interesting side trip up to Khumjung. We climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. just above the airstrip is the Everest view Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountians on Earth. The Khumjung valley, Surrounded by the snowy  peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak Khumjung,  We walk back down to Namche Bazzar. 
  • Accomodation: Mountain Home
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Namche Bazzar to Tangboche (3,860m) 6-7 hrs.

Everest, nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up views of the great Himalayan. Along the ways we can spot wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a  herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base camp. Than track follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Koshi river, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Thenga we then have a little tough climb steep up through the pine forests while before we reach Tengboche.  Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse and Everest. It has a biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in Khumbu region. Shaded by Rhododendron trees, the path leads gradually down to the river once again to another airy suspension bridge. An hour's walking from here brings us to Pangboche. 
  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Hours: 6-7
  • Max. Altitude: 3860m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Tangboche to Dingboche (4,360m) 3-4 hrs.

Today, we start our trek after the morning breakfast. Pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. Enjoy lunch with fantastic close-up views of Ama-Dablam. In the afternoon, we go north to Pheriche or take the eastward trail beneath the towering north face of Ama-Dablam. From here onwards the walk is fairly moderate as we enter the Imja valley. The valley ahead will begin to open up as we 3approah the confluence of the Lobuche river, we descend into the river and begin the last and steepest climb of the day up to Dingboche. On arrival in Dingboche, we enjoy  the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to prtecgt the barely, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wonds and grazing animals. 
  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Hours: 3-4
  • Max. Altitude: 4360m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Dingboche-Duglha (4,600m) 3-4 hrs.

We start the day with a climb to Duglha through the Khumbu Khola valley. The trek along the arid terrace is awarding with awesome views of mountians on all sides. As we come to a yak herder's place called Dusa, the valley begins to narrow and we continue through Phulung Karpo is Chola lake. As we continue our trek the majestic view of Mt. Pumori (7138 m) comes into view. As the trail descends and curves Mt. Pumori hides and we come across a roaring stream. After crossing a small wooden bridge, we ascend to Dugla. We can see the tip of Nuptse from here as well as Cholatse, Thamserku, and several other magnificent peaks. Spending a night in Duglha is ideal for acclimatization purposes. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 3-4
  • Max. Altitude: 4600m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 : Duglha - Lobuche (4,940m) 2-3 hrs.

Beyond Duglha we trek up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We find our way through the boulder-strewn slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara, an eerie ridge top with dramatic mountains views. At the top of the ridge we will find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10 times Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (Mountian guide from Nepal) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, we find ourselves right infront of several grat peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, pumori and Mahalangur himal. We are now in the vicinity of Everest but the great mountian still remains hidden. Nuptse towers to the right as the trail crosses the Khumbu Glacier. As we trek along a murmuring stream we do not see the Khumbu glacier because of its lateral moraine wall and we now begin to feel a little out of breath due to high altitude. 
  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Hours: 2-3
  • Max. Altitude: 4940m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Lobhuche - Gorak shep (5,170m) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m) Kala Patthar - Gorak shep.

The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass though the pyramid sign post. Ahead on the trail we see crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. A small ascent would take us to Thangma Riju from where we perceive 360 degree vista of snowy mountians. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. As we reach Gorak Shep, We will be surrounded by Snow-capped mountians. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of changri glacier. Now, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthae, a Grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. When we reach Gorak shep, we will be surrounded by snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world - Mt. Everest. After a lunch, we take the trail to Everest Base camp through the once vast Gorak shep lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come through the Indian army mountaineers memorials. As we reach Everest Base Camp we cannot stop ourselves from appreciating the Everest climbers those take the hazardous route through the Khumbu icefall. Mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colors against all the dull gray surroundings. Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountians we can view from  base camp. We cannot see actual view of Mt. Everest from here. By now we have met the ultimate objective of our trip. However, the sunset view from Kala Patthar is more admirable than the sunrise view, so it is suggested to visit Kala Patthar during sunset. As the setting sun's rays strike the snow capped mountians the resulting scenery is indescriable. For those trekkers who wish to continue to Kala Patthar, our guides and sherpas co-ordinate your hike to Kala Patthar for amazing sunset view rather than waiting until the next day. 
  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Hours: 8-9
  • Max. Altitude: 5,364m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar/ Everest Base Camp - Pheriche (4,280m).

Today, we start early in the moring to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mt. Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature departure beforehand. There is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kala Patthar we can pause to catch our breath ar several outstanding view points to snap pictures. After several hours of an ascent, we reach kala Patthar. From here we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit  on the Kala Patthar rocks our eyes taking in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we can with our camera and take the view with our mind's for last time. On being back to Gorak shep, we have breakfast and wait other participants to return back. Those participants who plan to vist Everest base camp today will have early breakfast to start early as Everest base camp hike takes longer time (4-5 hrs) than the Kala Patthar hike. Upon return back to Gorak shep, the group will have lunch together, and afternoon time is taken to descend down to Pheriche for a good night's rest.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 8-9
  • Max. Altitude: 4280m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 : Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazzar (3,440m).6-7 hrs.

Today, we will trek down through the hillside where we can see Rhododendron and Juniper trees. We can see pink and red Rhododendron flower ablaze surrounding if it's spring seasons.NOw, we either have our lunch in Pangboche or wait until we reach Phunki Tenga for Lunch. After crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh koshi river trail then follows the Dudh koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. The path reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction in the region. We stop at Kyangjuma (3,570m)  for a relaxed lunch. We unknowingly appreciate the gorgeous Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse with every bite. Following lunch, the trail to Namache Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjumpa, winding through several bends. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountian goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants etc. while we pass throught the forest by the trail . After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at of Namche Bazaar. We want to take a long last look back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche from here. On reaching our lodge, we take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in our room in Namche Bazaar. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Hours: 6-7
  • Max. Altitude: 3440m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 : Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800m) 6-7 hrs.

The trail descends steeply downward, After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. By today we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today as we pass through this charming mountain air. Although we are travelling the same route down, we feel completly different views. We snap a mixture of open plains, Rhododendron and pine forests and in the impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of Prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Hours: 6-7
  • Max. Altitude: 2800m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14 : Fly Lukla to Kathamndu.

Today, fly back to Kathmandu.After 45 minutes scenic flight we reach to Kathmandu.If you are interested in shopping then you can go some nearby shops or venture out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guides or you can do it yourself too. After shopping in leisure time you can rest and relax throughout the day in your hotel. 
 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 15 : Transfer to Airport.

Today, you will transfer to international airport for your final departure to your home country or your onwards destination.
 
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized as your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Customize My Trip

What's included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3 Nights twin sharing hotel accomodation in Kathmandu on BB Basis.
  • Full day Kathmandu sightseeing tour by private tourist vehicle
  • Professional English speaking tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeing
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Best available lodge/Guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • License holder english speaking trekking guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, Equipment, Medicine & Insurance for all staff
  • Everest National Park Necessary entry permit fees & traveler TIMS card.
  • Himalayan Excursion Nepal provide sleeping bag & duffel bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary pick up drop by toursit vehicle
  • All government & local taxes
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu,(15 kg luggage per person is allowed).

What's not included

  • International airfare & necessary airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fees at present USD 25 for 15 days, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for three month. (bring accurate USD cash & two pp size photo).
  • Lunch & dinner in kathmandu & pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early from mountain or late departure.
  • Temple & monastries entry fees in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue & evacuation.
  • All personal & bar expenses in Kathmandu & during the trek.
  • Tips for trekking staff & driver (tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc) and Any other expenses which are not mentioned above.
Everest Luxury trek is suitable for any kind of person who is moderately fit, no previous experience is required. To  condition yourself for the trek, some physical fitness programs such as walking, running, swimming and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering any trek.
Yes, our company representative will be there to greet you. He will be displaying Himalayan  Excursion Nepal sign board outside the airpot terminal. You will be transferred to your hotel by our private vehicle.
Best season for trekking is usally March-April and October-November but
Everest Luxury trek can be done in February,June,April,May and December as well.
Weather in the mountains is very difficult to predict.At night it is generally cold and the days are generally warm.The temperature could be as high as 25 degree celsius to -20 degree celsius low.
 
During trek guesthouse does not facilitate with heater or air conditioner,But they have facility of hitting the dinning area by providing kerosene or metal heater. USD 2 to USD 5 per person would be applicable to use this service and this is payable directly to the guesthouse. 
Depending on nature of travel we provide different vehicle service.we provide tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and airport pickups-drops. We book flight ticket through Tara Air, Goma Air and Nepal Airlines air for the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa.
There are landline telephone in some village along the trekking routes from which you can contact with your family and friends. some place there is also internet access which you can use by paying some charges.Also you can buy sim card for your cell phone by giving your xerox copy of your passport and PP size photo.
In the cities, off course yes but once you are outside of the cities, all you have to pay in cash. Also you have exchange the currency in Nepali rupees before you go outside the cities.
Generally, in kathmandu you can allocate USD 15-20 for lunch and dinner.During trekking USD 10 to 15 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water,chocolates,biscuits,pay for the hot shower and a few drinks.
Yes, charging facilities will be available in every guesthouse & lodges but sometime there maybe load shedding problem so its better to bring power bank or spare batteries.
There are many restaurant available in Kathmandu city where you can find any delight of your choice. But in trekking route most teahouses.On the menu you may find noodles soup,steam mo:mo,daal bhat, green salad, finger chips,eggs,potatoes, fresh vegetables. You can get tea,coffee,hot lemon,hot chocolate. Every day breakfast, lunch , dinner will be at a lodge.
Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides,porters,accomodation and food.Please consult with your guide and he will update our office in Kathmandu and we can make the arrangments accordingly.

If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible where as if you were in group then this group the option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with your group and guide and your guide will update us accordingly.
 
Lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals so there is no problem at all for vegetarian. Also we always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning. Non-veg meals at the high altitude is not safe for the stomach.
Hot water in bucket will be provided for shower and you have to pay for hot water.
Yes, they have received training from NATHM (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management).They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).
Actually tipping is not compulsory, but small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters.The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvment with your guide.
Cancellation notice is required, minimum of 25 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the trip shall then be termed as cancelled and the cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.
Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip.Click here
Duration
15 days
Price Start From
USD 1550

Trip Info

Trip Code: HEN/TAH-01
Grade: Moderate grading info
Best Month of the Year : Jan - May & Sept - Dec
No. of Person : Min 2 Pax.
Hotel Accommodation : Hotel & Lodge
Trek Type : Tea house
Maximum Elevation : 5,170M.
Average hours of walking per day : 5-6 hours
Destination: : Nepal

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