Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

 

The highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest lies in Nepal. Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most wanted adventures of a lifetime trekking in Nepal. First conquered by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953.

 

Everest has traditionally been the ultimate goal for mountaineers and non-mountaineers also. This Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is specially designed for those trekkers who are ready to invest much more in the luxurious life.

 

The non-mountaineers also can see the Everest by at least reaching to the base camp and get the lifetime proud achievement flying to Lukla. Explore the mountains and valleys around the towering peak.

 

Everest Base Camp Trip Highlight:

✔ Scenic flight to Lukla
✔ The tourist hub of the Khumbu region, Namche Bazar filled with local shops, eateries, and museum
✔ Visit Tengboche monastery, the oldest and biggest monastery in the Khumbu region
✔ Explore and experience the unique lifestyle and culture of the Sherpa's
✔ Trek through the diverse and rich landscape of Sagarmatha National Park
✔ Walkthrough the picturesque rural setting, crossing several suspension bridges and valleys.
✔ Enjoy remarkable sights of the Himalayas from Everest base camp
✔ Hike to Kalapathar to witness awe-inspiring sunrise view, Khumbu icefall, and glacial lakes
✔ Enjoy the outstanding views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, and many more

 

You can rest in Nepalese teahouses, learn about the traditions and cultures of the famous Sherpa. You can see the Buddhist culture, Sherpa village lifestyle, the scenery of mountain flora and fauna, and spend time in exotic Kathmandu.

 

Departure Date: Every month 10th and 25th except June and July.

 

Everest Base Camp Trek 15 Days Itinerary:

  • Stay in mountain teahouses/lodge which is run by Nepalese family.
  • Learn about Sherpa culture, village lifestyle.
  • Take a flight over Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Admire spectacular Himalayan vistas.
  • Explore colorful Kathmandu.
  • Experience the happiness of reaching Everest Base Camp.
  • Discover remote monasteries.

 

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost:

 ✔ The cost of EBC Trek is USD 1700.

 

Why is this a Luxury EBC Trek?

Trekking to the base camp of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest is a dream of many. But not all of them make it to the top considering the challenges they face during the trip. However, the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days prepared by the Trekking Guide team adventure is one of the ways you can choose to accomplish your dream to be on the top of the world.

 

As the name says, the luxury EBC trek is all about comfort and services you get to enjoy during the trip. On one hand, the sights of the Himalayas like Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Cho-Oyu will stun you. And in another hand, you will be relaxing in luxury lodges of the region with all the amenities like wi-fi, continental cuisine, attached bathrooms and many more. Apart from this, the top professional guides will guide you, and you won't have to worry about carrying your heavy bags. From airport pick up and drop off to having guides and porters to take care of you, we will arrange it all according to your standard in the Luxury EBC trek.


 

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Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu airport pick up to the hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu. (B/D)

One of our representatives will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel Nivas Boutique Home.

 

Day 02: Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley (Swayambhunath and Boudhanath, Pashupatinath Temple & Patan Durbar Square and overnight at Kathmandu Hotel Nivas Boutique Home.) (B)

After breakfast, we will have an amazing sightseeing trip to Swayambhunath (Monkey temple), Boudhanath, Pashupatinath temple, Durbar Squares of Patan and around Kathmandu.

You can see many more cultural as well as historical places. Later afternoon comprises short briefing and final preparation for the trek.

 

Day 03: Fly to Kathmandu to Lukla trek to Phakding 5hr (2610m). Overnight at tea house. (B)

At 4:30 am, you can have a cup of tea and ask the hotel for your packing breakfast and be ready by 5 am at Hotel lobby. Our car will drop you to the airport for your Lukla flight.

Today we will take a wonderful flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m). After 40 minutes, we will land on a runway and our caretaker will help us carry our belongings. Then we will walk down to the Dudh Koshi River, where we connect with the main path to Namche Bazaar.

After moving all the way through the small area of Ghat (2550m), we will soon arrive at our tea house at Phakding. Overnight at tea house.

Note: The weather in Lukla is unpredictable and always changing. Sometimes due to bad weather, sometimes the flight may be delayed or canceled. If the flight is canceled, you will have to return back to the hotel.

The transportation back to the hotel and accommodation on this night is not included. You will have to pay additional for this yourself. If the weather is clear the next day, you will get either the 3rd or 4th flight to Lukla.

If still, the weather is not clear, there will be an option for helicopter flights also. The cost of a helicopter flight is not fixed. It will be quoted by the airlines on the same day. The airlines will use your flight ticket plus, you will have to pay an additional approx 150 to 200 USD.

The total cost for a helicopter flight is 300 USD approx. You will have to pay an additional 150 USD combining your Lukla flight ticket. The weather problem is rare, it only happens sometimes.

But you need to know this information in case the weather goes bad. This does not happen all the time, this is only important information you need to know.

 

Day 05: Rest day Namche Bazaar, explore hiking up to Everest view hotel to see Mt. Everest View (8848.86m) & Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6608m). Overnight at tea house. (B)

Today we will visit around Namche Bazaar proper adaptation with the environment at the height. Namche is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow. And the amazing scene visible from here includes a superb panorama of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest.

Then, after having our breakfast, we can also walk towards Thami (3810m) over the amazing Bhote Khola River Valley. We can also visit the Sagarmatha National park to look at the protected floras and faunas. Overnight at Moonlight Lodge.

 

Day 06: Hiking up to Tengboche 5hr (3860m). Overnight at tea house. (B)

We will move down on this day through the Khumjung area and move to the major path to Everest at Shanasa. We will walk further to Trashinga and then move down to go across the Dudh Koshi at Phunkitenga (3250m).

In the daytime, it is a wide and vertical ascend through fir, black juniper, pine, rhododendron forest and reach Tengboche Monastery.

Here we can see gigantic peaks Ama Dablam, Kantega, Mount Everest, etc. We will be walking for around 5 hours today. Overnight at Himalayan Lodge.

 

Day 07: Hiking up to Dingboche 5hr (4410m). Overnight at tea house. (B)

On this day, we will walk down all the way through the forest of birch, juniper, fir, and rhododendron at Debouche. Here we only steady way up but due to the elevation, we have to speed ourselves increasingly all the way through the day.

After passing the Imja Khola, the trail heads to Pangboche where we can see the beautiful mountain of Ama Dablam. Then our route is to climb all the way through unwrapped alpine hillsides prior to another crossing of the Imja Khola and reach Dingboche. Overnight at Family Lodge.

 

Day 08: Rest day Dingboche (Option: if you are interested, you can go for hiking up to Chukung Valley, this is not compulsory. It depends on you whether you want to do it or not.) Overnight at tea house.

Today, we have one more day to rest at Dingboche which lies at an altitude of 4300m. We need to get accustomed to the high elevation, so we don’t go for further ascend today. Optionally, we can go for hiking in Chhukung Valley, this is not compulsory. It depends on you whether you want to do it or not. Overnight at tea house.

 

Day 09: Hiking up to Lobuche 5hr (4910m). Overnight at tea house. (B)

Today, leaving Dingboche the track goes up to the drain of the Khumbu. Then after an hour the path mounts up to the Khumbu Glacier. Almost half of the climb to the moraine is Dughla.

Moving ahead from Dughla the trail keeps on ascending steeply to the crest of the moraine. The path now moves on a flat level on the west part of the moraine prior to arriving at Lobuche. Overnight at Mother Earth Lodge.

 

Day 10: Hiking up to Gorakshep 3hr (5140m) and trek to Everest base (5380m) see the Khumbu Glacier. Overnight at tea house. (B)

Today is the most demanding and significant day of the entire trek. We will walk all along the Khumbu Glacier to reach up to Everest Base Camp (5360m). It is considered to be the nearest place you can get to observe Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment.

The vista of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is fabulous. A firm way up permits us to put up the slow, sound pace essential when walking at high altitude.

When we reach the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier, we make a chain of small up and down trekking over a shaky track lined with cairns. The trail takes us to the unpredicted glacial sands of Gorakshep (5160m).

And, we head off to the Everest Base Camp. We then return back to Gorakshep for staying overnight. Overnight at Himalayan Lodge.

 

Day 11: Trek to Pheriche (Option: Early in the morning Hiking up to Kalapatther (5550m) which excellent viewpoint of the Everest region from there we will see in front of Mt. Everest & Pumo-Ri). Overnight at tea house.

We will trek towards Pheriche today. Optionally, you can walk up to Kalapattar early in the morning. We can observe the peaks of Pumori (7,145m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Lingtren (6,697m) and more which divides Nepal from Tibet. Just above the Lho-La pass we can see the huge face of Changtse (7,750m).

And then again return back to Pheriche for staying overnight, since we cannot find lodges at Everest base camp or Kalapattar. Overnight at tea house.

 

Day 12: Trek to the down Namche bazaar 6hr (3780m). Overnight at tea house. (B)

We will depart from Pheriche and trek down to Namche bazaar taking 6 hours. Overnight at Moonlight Lodge.

 

Day 13: Trek to Lukla 5hr (2840m). Overnight at tea house.(B)

We will reach Lukla in 5 hours leaving Namche. Reaching Lukla becomes a surprise for the majority of the trekkers. We arrive at the airport in the early afternoon. Lukla is famous for celebrating the end of the trek. Overnight at Sunny Garden lodge.

 

Day 14: Early in the Morning fly to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel. (B/D)

We will wake up early in the morning and get ready for the entrance of our plane for returning back to Kathmandu. Then, we will transfer back to our hotel. Remaining day to explore in Kathmandu. Overnight in hotel Hotel Shangrila or similar category.

 

Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu and departure to your country. (B)

 

Cost includes

    • Airport pick up and drops by car.
    • 5 star’s luxurious Accommodation in Kathmandu 1 night (on the last day trekking). Hotel Shangrila or similar category
    • 3 star’s Standard Accommodation in Kathmandu 2 night (on the arrival day and second day). Nivas Boutique Home or similar category
    • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
    • Domestic Flight Ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK)/domestic airport tax.
    • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses 11 night during the treks run by Nepalese family. (twin sharing)
    • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS). National Park Entry Permits
    • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide.
    • All Transportation.
    • Daily breakfast during the trekking.
    • Medical supplies (First aid kit will be available).
    • Typical Nepali cultural welcome dinner on first and farewell dinner on last day .

Cost excludes

    • Nepal entry visa fee, you can easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport–Kathmandu. You will require 2 passport size photos, $30 USD per person.
    • Your personal travel insurance covers helicopter rescue, medical bill.
    • Your personal equipment for trekking. (Sleeping bag(-15), down jacket, trekking shoes, sun glass, sunscreen, gloves, trekking stick.)
    • International airfare and airport departure tax.
    • Your all meal (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) during the 16 days tripe, approx. $300 USD minimum per person, choose from menu, western foods are also available in tea house. Maximum depends on you how much you expense.
    • Local government tax of 20 USD per person to be paid in Lukla counter directly.
    • In the Lukla flight, the luggage of 12 kg is only included. If you have extra baggage, you will have to pay extra per kg Rs 100.
    • If there is early arrival or late departure other than the trek date, and if you are back to Kathmandu early from the trek due to any problem or rescue, the extra accommodation is not included.
    • Your trip includes only one time airport transfer to and by Lukla. If you have to return back to hotel again and again go to Lukla airport because of weather problem, it will be your additional pay.
    • Your personal expenses, personal hygiene.
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. (Tea, Coffee, Mineral Water, hot water)
    • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
    • Hot shower and laundry during the trekking.
    • Tips for the guide and porter as per your interest, how you are happy with them.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing entry permit. (USD$26)
    • Wi-Fi, internet, phone calls, battery charging.

Trip Information:

As there is poor weather condition in Lukla we always recommend you to have 2 or 3 days extra in your trip. If you have tight schedule there would be problem if the flight is cancelled or delayed.

In case of flight delayed for more than 2 days, we will divert your trip Annapurna Base camp trek, Mount Everest flight and Kathmandu to Pokhara flight for your benefit.

Also we advise you to reserve some extra budget for Helicopter charter flights in case you need to take you back.

If the flight is on time, we can still arrange you extra trip program as per your interest.

Risk & Liabilities: We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey. We perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, the entire programs in Nepal are conducted strictly under the rules and regulation of their own policies.

Trekking Guide Team adventure Pvt. Ltd shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, Land slide, natural disaster, firing, earthquake, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident, Any extra cost incurring there of shall be borne by the clients on the spot.

Who will be leading the tours/treks?
Our local Nepali team is one of the most experienced and respected trekking outfits in Nepal. The team is fully licensed and affiliated with the Trekking Agencies” Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal mountaineering Association, Nepal Tourism Board, Govt of Nepal, Sustainable Tourism Network, With over 10years of experience, well trained, friendly guides, and courteous porters you are assured of a wonderfully memorable experience.

Trekking
Our trek will be in a very beautiful part of the Everest Region trekking Expect to trek about 5-7 hours daily or about 10-14 kms per day. It is recommended that you prepare for the trek by suitable training such as climbing hills or stairs, jogging, and spending some time in the gym to improve your stamina for a few months prior to the trek. If you are quite fit and do sufficient training prior to arriving in Nepal the trek will be enjoyable, and it is suitable for fit people in to their early 60’s. This trek is the most popular trek for those wishing to get wonderful views of the Himalayan peaks.

A Trek is not a Mountain Climbing Trip. There are still only a few roads in Nepal extending deeply into the hills, so the only way to truly visit remote regions of the kingdom is walking. It requires more time and effort, but the rewards are also greater. Whether you begin your trek at a road head or fly into a remote mountain airstrip, a large part of it will be in the Middle Hills region at elevations between 500 and 3000 meters. While trekking you will see the great diversity of Nepal. Villages embrace many ethnic groups and cultures. The terrain changes from tropical jungle to high-glaciated peaks in only 150 km. 

Drinking Water on trek?
There are two good options for having proper drinking water during the trek. You can bring water purification tablets or fill your bottle for a nominal fee from the recognized and regulated “pure water” stations along the trek. As a last alternative you can also purchase bottled water at the lodges but this is not recommended.

It is very important that you drink at least 3 liters of pure water daily during the trek.

Passport and Visas Requirements:
All clients must own a legal passport with validity of at least 6 months from the return date. Nepalese visa are issued by Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visa with 15 and 30 days validity costs USD 25 and USD 40 respectively. 

Travel Insurance?
It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, trip cancel. Natural disaster, air ambulance and adequate cover for baggage.

How much money for my personal expenses?
It’s difficult to give an exact amount of money that you should bring. Costs will vary according to how much you want to spend for shopping and where and what meals (lunch& dinner) you want to eat . Only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek. 

Porters
For the trek we”ll have one porter for two person. The weight limit for the trek is 10-13 kgs per person. Before the trek we will store all our excess baggage in our Pokhara hotel and only take what we require on the trek.

Tips
Tips to the Nepali drivers, porters and guides are appreciated and appropriate. Please tip according to your means and inspiration.

What should I bring?

✔ Down Jacket

✔ Waterproof jacket

✔ Trekking shoes

✔ Hiking pants

✔ Hiking shirts

✔ Full-sleeves shirt

✔ T-shirts

✔ Sun hat

✔ Water bottle

✔ Batteries and bulbs

✔ Flash light

✔ Personal towel

✔ Ruck sack

✔ Sunlotion

✔ Medical & first-aidkit

✔ Sewing kit

✔ Poly propylene/wool socks

✔ Other required equipments

✔ Sleeping bag

Risk & Liabilities: We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey. We perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, the entire programs in Nepal are conducted strictly under the rules and regulation of their own policies. Trekking Guide Team adventure Pvt. Ltd shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, Land slide, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident, Any extra cost incurring there of shall be borne by the clients on the spot.

Which currencies are accepted in Nepal?
Some major currencies (USD, AUD ,EURO) are accepted for both visa and in general. There are plenty of ATM’s in both Kathmandu and Pokhara and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

Altitude sickness a problem?
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters.. But above it can cause altitude related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems please consult a dMaror on the advisability of doing the trek. You have to drink everyday 3-5 liters. 

What Clothes shall I bring?
Depending on when you plan to travel it’s important to have the proper clothes and be prepared for unexpected weather. Fairly well worn hiking boots/shoes are a must! For tours between Marember and the first two weeks of March bring a jacket suitable for zero degrees Celsius. For tours at other times please bring a jacket suitable for 4 to 6 degrees Celsius, Otherwise the daytime weather will tend to be warm or pleasant.

Where will I stay during the tour?
In Kathmandu we will be staying at the 3star category or a similar quality hotel. These places come highly recommended but please don’t expect a European standard of hotel. These hotels are good, clean tourist hotels and are a good quality by Nepali standards. In Pokhara we stay at Hotel Splendid View and On the trek we’ll be staying at simple lodges run by Nepali families. During the trek the bathrooms are outside the rooms and hot water is dependent on solar panels so don’t count on many warm showers.

What is the weather like in Nepal?
The width of Nepal is only about 200 km on an average, but within this short distance the altitude of the land rises from 60 m up to 8,848 m. Hence the weather depends upon the altitude of the place in Nepal. However, in general Nepal has four climatic seasons: Spring, summer, autumn and Winter.

Spring starts from March to Dec. The temperature of this season fluctuates between 20C to 30C (68F to 86F). Summer starts from June last to August. These are also the monsoon months with occasional evening-thunderstorms and hot temperature. Autumn starts from late September and ends by Marember. During this period, the climate is generally dry and mild with temperature fluctuating between 20ºC to 30ºC (68ºF to 86ºF). Winter starts from Marember till Marruary. The mornings and evenings are very cold while the afternoon is pretty sunny. The temperature during these months rises from 10ºC to 20ºC (59ºF to 68ºF). At higher altitudes it is cold during the winter months.

How much money for my personal expenses?
It’s difficult to give an exact amount of money that you should bring. Costs will vary according to how much you want to spend for shopping and where and what meals (lunch& dinner) you want to eat . Only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

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FAQ

As per the trekking report, a child as young as seven years and an elder as old as 70 years have already trekked to the base camp. However, what matters is not the age but the physical and mental condition of the individual. Since there are many challenges like altitude sickness, food and accommodation facilities, dehydration, and many, there is no yes or no answer to this question as long as you are determined, physically and mentally fit, you can join the trek.

The shortest Everest Base Camp trek itinerary for this package is the 10 days program. 

  • Day 1: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding 
  • Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar and acclimatization hike to Everest View Hotel
  • Day 3: Trek to Tengboche 
  • Day 4: Trek to Dingboche and acclimatization hike to Nangkartseng
  • Day 5: Trek to Lobuche 
  • Day 6: Trek to Gorakshep and hike to Everest base camp 
  • Day 7: Trek to Pheriche and Hike to Kalapathar 
  • Day 8: Trek down to Namche Bazar 
  • Day 9: Trek down to Lukla 
  • Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu. 

Yes, in the busier hubs like Lukla, Phakding, and Namche, you can find several restaurants, cafés, and bakeries serving a wide range of items. However, as you trek to the upper region, you will be provided with modest food and lodging facilities. 

The Luxury package includes domestic flight charge, necessary permit fees, breakfast, and accommodation in Kathmandu. However, extra expenses like travel insurance, personal equipment, Nepal visa fees, lunch and dinner on the trail, and service charges in tea houses like wifi, battery charging, and hot shower are excluded.

Hence, you do have to pay extra besides the booked package.

Trekking to the base camp of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest is not a Joke. Trekkers will face several challenges during the Everest Base Camp Trek and some of them are mentioned below: 

 

✔ Flight cancellations: 

If you are trekking to EBC from Lukla, then flight cancellation due to the extreme weather condition is one of the major challenges you will face during the trip. In such condition, Trekkers can choose to drive to Jiri and then trek to EBC or take an alternative route to Lukla via Salleri. Salleri to Lukla is a three days trek. 

 

✔ Altitude sickness: 

As you move further from Lukla, the altitude rises significantly. That's why most of the Trekking itineraries to EBC have acclimatization on Namche and Dingboche. If you let your body adjust to the change in altitude properly, you can reduce the chances of having altitude sickness. The key is to go slow, avoid alcohol, drink enough water, and let your body adjust to the change. 

 

✔ Food and Accommodation during Peak Season in Everest: 

The teahouses/lodges in EBC offer several food items like Nepali and continental cuisines. However, during the peak seasons like September to November and March to May, the lodges are packed, so you might have to wait for hours to enjoy your food. And for accommodation, if you have not booked earlier, you may end up sleeping in the dining or the dormitory. 

 

✔ Toilets and Drinking water: 

Most of the lodges in the Khumbu region now have the western style toilets. However, as you move to a higher altitude, you will have to compromise on squat toilets. You might be overwhelmed using it for the first time but you will get used to it eventually. 

 

Similarly, drinking water is another challenge you might face during the trip. The natural sources of water in the trail to EBC are supposed to be hazardous. Hence, we recommend drinking mineral water, boiled water, or using purification tablets before drinking them from natural sources. 

As the name says, during your Luxury Everest Base Camp trek, you will be staying in the luxury lodges/hotels providing rooms with attached bathrooms on twin sharing basis. 

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