The Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek

The Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek, where Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off on their epic journey in 1953; one of the outstanding treks in the world with remarkable feature of the trip is the opportunity to stay at the finest local luxury lodges and experience the typical Himalayan lifestyle. Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Himalayan range near the Khumbu region with four of the world's six tallest peaks of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho Oyo rising above everything in view.

The Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek, where Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off on their epic journey in 1953; one of the outstanding treks in the world. This trek has a beyond compare opportunity to trek in the Himalayas. The trip also includes acclimatization and a cultural trek into the scenic Sherpa heartland of the Khumbu Valley. See more.

Another remarkable feature of the trip is the opportunity to stay at the finest local luxury lodges and experience the typical Himalayan lifestyle.Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Himalayan range near the Khumbu region with four of the world's six tallest peaks of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho Oyo rising above everything in view.Besides trekking, take a glimpse into the life of world famous climbers, the Sherpas. The trek further provides an immense opportunity to survey around the world heritage site of the Sagarmatha National Park which hosts a variety of Himalayan flora and fauna and to explore the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world.

Our Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek begins with a sightseeing tour of the historical and cultural monuments in Kathmandu - the temples, shrines, gompas, stupas, bazaars, streets, and monuments. The very next day we head for an interesting mountain flight to Lukla which has also been featured in the National Geographic. Furthermore, it will be a steep rise to Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Sherpas, where we are greeted by spectacular mountain panorama. We continue our trek following the trail to a famous vintage point, Kala Patthar, which offers a marvelous level of panorama of the Himalayas. After achieving our target of Everest Base Camp, we trek back down to Lukla for a return flight to Kathmandu.

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Trip Fact: 15 Days

  • Group size: 1-12 people
  • Max-Altitude:  5400m/ 17800ft
  • Destination: Everest Base Camp
  • Fitness level: Strenuous
  • Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Included Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and full-board meal during the trek
  • Best time: September, October, November, December, February, March, April
  • Accommodation: Twin sharing in 2 star to 5 star hotel in city and tea house, lodge and home-stay during trek

Trip Highlights

  • Hike through the classic expedition route to Mount Everest
  • Scenic drive along the bank of Sunkoshi River.
  • Passing through Forest and Typical Buddhist Villages
  • Great Acclimatization with full comfort for Everest base camp Trek
  • Splendid view of Mt. Everest (Highest Peak in the world) and other eight thousand meter above peaks.
  • City guided tour of heritages sites in Kathmandu city.
  • Breathtaking view of Khumbu ice-fall.


Trip Map

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & Preparation of Trek

Day 3: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2810m). Trek to Phakding (2652m) 3 - 4 hrs

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446 m) 6 - 7 hrs

Day 5: Rest Day for Acclimatization - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m)

Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867 m) 5 - 6 hrs

Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche (4260m) 5 - 6 hrs

Day 8: Acclimatization at Dingboche (4730 m).

Day 9: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m) 5-6 hrs

Day 10:Lobuche to Gorkhashep (5140m) - Everest base camp (5364m) and back to Gorkhashep. 8-9 hrs

Day 11: Gorkhashep to Kalapatthar (5545m) to Pheruche (4230 m) 7-8 hrs

Day 12: Pheruche to Namche Bazzar- 6 - 7 hrs

Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m): 6 - 7 hrs

Day 14: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 15: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport - (1360m.)
After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing                                                                                                              The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, being the historical and cultural heart of the country, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and other types of adventure seekers. The city is a marvelous amalgamation of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western cultures influences. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities. These two cities, like Kathmandu, have a rich historical, cultural and religious legacy which is reflected in the many temples, monuments and artifacts that they contain. You will be taken on a half-day guided tour of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur cities. In Kathmandu, you will be visiting Pashupatinath, the most famous and revered Hindu shrine in the country; Bouddhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Swyambhunath, which contains both Buddhist and Hindu shrines and stands as testimony to the religious harmony that exists in the country; and the 15th-century 55-window palace in Bhaktapur. An orientation session for the trek, which commences the following day, will be organized in the evening.             Included meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding - (2,652m) 3-4 hrs walk
A breathtaking picturesque flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla [2850m]. We head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail for today’s destination to Phakding.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar - (3,440m) 6-7 hrs
After breakfast at Phakding, we set out for the mountain junction town of Namche bazaar crossing the river on high airy suspension bridges. Ahead of Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to defend and safeguard the fragile mountain environment. We then take a steep hike to Namche Bazaar. If weather is favorable, we get the first glimpse of Mt Everest. Namche, the gateway to the Khumbu is the main trading village in the Khumbu region and has a busy Saturday market; a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the plain and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar - (3440m):
To acclimatize, you visit Khunde Hospital set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take short hike to the Everest View Hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. We then go to Khumjung where we visit a school established by Hillary. Namche is tucked away between two crests along with the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has a profusion of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a day, acclimatize to the new altitude before heading off towards Syangboche. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. After going through our acclimatization drills, we head for stay at designated place.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche - (3,860m) 5-6 hrs
After breakfast in Namche, we start our trek with superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku towards Tengboche. Our trek follows on the gradual trail with few ups and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great Himalaya. Along the way we will be able to spot wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually to Kyangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sanasa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. Along with Dudh Koshi River, the track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags bejeweled bridge over, we reach Phunki Tenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Tenga with steep climb and pine forest along with the trek we reach Tengboche. Tengboche ¬¬is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has a biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in Khumbu region.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Pheruche - (4,410m) 5-6 hrs
We descend downhill through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily to the village of Pangboche. This village is directly opposite Ama Dablam [6,856 m], and has exceptional views of the mountain, with the gompas, Mani walls and scattered pine trees in the foreground. A further two hours walk brings us to Pheriche where we bunk out for the night.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: Acclimatization in Pheruche - (4,410m)
This is a day to rest, acclimatize and give our weary bones a breather. However, we don’t remain idle; we also get to wander up the valley to look at a lake, the Tshola Tsho and the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. We can climb up onto the ridge overlooking Dingboche for the view of the Imja Valley and the incredible south face of Mt. Lhotse. The views here steal your breath away. We bunk out in the village of Pheriche for the night.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche - (4,910m) 5-6 hrs
We continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We then turn right and take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The tea house at Duglha is a good spot to have lunch. The trail zigzags up through the boulders of the glacier's terminal moraine. At the top of this climb there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10:Lobuche to Gorkhashep (5140m) - Everest base camp (5364m) and back to Gorkhashep. 8-9 hrs       Today it’s a long and gritty day. After a hot breakfast at our lodge, we climb through meadow and moraine stones steps to reach Gorakshep, by either climbing to Kala Patthar or continue heading to Everest base camp. We suggest that you make a beeline for Everest base camp. By the way, from Everest base camp we do not see Mount Everest. However, from Kala Patthar, we get to see the entire south face of Mt. Everest and well known peaks nearby; this also includes great sights of the skyline of the Tibet plateau.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Gorkhashep to Kalapatthar (5545m) to Pheruche (4230 m) 7-8 hrs 
After some early morning tea/coffee, we have the option to climb Kalapatthar at (5545m.) and enjoy a spectacular sunrise view. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks that include a host of famous ones: Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more huge peaks. Yaks are normally regarded as four legged porters in this area due to its tough terrain which would be difficult for human porters. The town of Pheriche is also known as a highly windy town. Hereabouts, you can see the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. The Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is also located here and foreign volunteer doctors provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as local people in this area.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Pheruche to Namche Bazzar- 6 - 7 hrs
We retrace our steps with a Trek back to Namche about 6 hours from Pheriche and do an overnight at the bustling & hustling village town of Namche with full board meals (Breakfast/Dinner/Lunch). We chill out here with some beers and enjoy some relevant comfort.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m) 7-8 hrs
This is our last day on these lovely mountains that have been home to us all of these days. We continue to back track our hike towards Lukla along the Dudh Koshi River which is about 7 hours from Namche and do an overnight at Lukla.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
It’s a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu for about forty five minutes. Most flights from Lukla to Kathmandu are schedule early morning to avoid the strong winds. We touch down at Kathmandu and transferred to our hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15: Final Departure

 

PRICING

Service Offer #1 Average Standard Package
Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu & Sharing Bathroom in Trekking
For solo Trekker USD 1425per person ( based on 1 Guide cum porter)
Two pax in Sharing basis USD 1310 Per person ( based on 1 Guide & 1 Porter for the group)

Service Offer #2 Deluxe & Luxury Package
3 star hotels in Kathmandu & 9 Days Private bathrooms in Trekking
For solo Trekker USD 2050  per person ( based on 1 Guide & 1 porter per person)
for Two pax in sharing USD 1600 per person ( based on 1 Guide & 1 porter for group)

Service Offer #3 Super Deluxe & Extreme Luxurious Package
5 star Hotels in Kathmandu & 7 Nights fully Luxury lodges in Trekking
like Everest summit Lodges & Yeti Mountain Home & Solatee Crown Plaza or Yak and Yeti in Kathmandu
for solo Trekker: USD 4050 per person (based on 1 Guide & 1 porter per person)
for Two pax in sharing basis: USD 3000 per person (based on 1 Guide & 1 porter for the group)

Cost Includes

  • Welcome in Airport by garland
  • Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu in 2 star to 5 star hotel with breakfast
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with English Speaking Guide & Entrance fee
  • Two-way ticket in domestic fixed wings Air craft, Kathmandu by local bus or private jeep
  • Accommodation in tea house during trek, lodge and Home-stay
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
  • 4 seasonal sleeping bags
  • trekking map for group
  • All necessary paper work & Permits
  • All cost for a staff (A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide and one Porter between each two clients while on trek )
  • Salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
  • National Park Fee
  • TIMS
  • First aids kit
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Does not Include:

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Personal spending money.
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Client's insurance, Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc.
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual

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