Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek is one of the inspirational and grandest trek in the world to explore many beautiful highest Himalayan range including the highest peak of the world Mt Everest with the great opportunity to staying in luxary lodge in the himalayas. The hike is special occasion to observe the some of the tallest mountain of the planet. World’s leading journey follows the same trail which was followed by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary on 1953 to their expedition to Mount Everest.About two weeks of Everest Base camp luxury lodge trek makes chances to visit the sherpa country with amazing culture,customs and hospitality of sherpa communities.
Beautiful himalayan scenery
Various types of himalayan flora and fauna
styaing in luxuries hotels and lodges with various amenities
Histories, cultures, tradition and life style of himalayan people
Everest basecamp and kalapathar
Flight by helicopter to /from Lukla
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1400 Mtr/4592 Ft)
Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airort, Our airport representative will be there with name board and drop us in hotel. After check in we may roaming out in Thamel,tourist hub in Kathmandu for some shoping of clothes or gears. . There will be a full trek briefing this evening .After that We will host the welcome dinner in excellent nepali restaurant.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
After the breakfast our city tour guide with luxury vehicle will come to pick you up for the city sightseeing of some UNESCO world heritage sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of PashupatiNath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (BouddhaNath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world for half day.After that your free time for leisure and gear preparation for the trek.( Exchanging the money,shopping, gear check etc)
Day 3: Flight to Lukla (2840 Mtr/9315 Ft) and trek to Monjo(2835 Mtr/9299 Ft)
Duration: 30 Minutes Flight and 5 hours Trek Walking Dis: 13 KM, Elevation Gain/Loss: 5 Mtr After the early breakfast, we will be transfer to domestic terminal airport for early morning flight to mountain airstrip of Lukla (2,800m) with beautiful views of Himalayan ranges if the weather permited.Upon arrival in Lukla,meet our staffs, start the first day trek with full of energy and enthusiasm.Heading northwards up the valley of the Dudh Kosi (or 'milk river').It takes about 4-5 hours get to Monjo which is same elevation of Lukla where we landed. We descend from the small plateau, down into the forested valley. The trail offers some tantalising views before reaching the small settlement of Phakding (2,652m), where we will have our lunch.Continue walk along the dudhKoshi river ,crossing several bridges brings us in Monjo in our Luxury Lodge.
Day 4: Trek to Namche(3440 Mtr/11283 Ft)
Duration: 3.5 hours Trek Walking Dis: 6 KM, Elevation Gain: 605 Mtr Heading towards the Namche, we follow the Dudh Kosi northwards.There is check point of Sagaramatha National parks Near by Monjo where we can take some important information about Sagaramatha national park.Todays walk takes us along the river through pine forest with some views of mountains as well. A final bridge brings us to the steep climb to Namche. Halfway up this ascent, if weather permited we get the chance to see the summit of Mount everest hiding behind Lhotse and Nuptse. After steep climb of 2 hours and ascents of 300 mtr climbing brings us to Namche. which is the centre of trade for the Sherpa people as it has been for hundreds of years.Namche is the main gateway of mount Everest.It has weekly market on friday afternoon and saturday Morning but the shops,supermarkets,trekking shops,Bakeries are open for all day and everyday.In Namche we will stay in one of the luxuries hotel named Yeti Mountain Home.
Day 5: Rest Day in Namche( 3440 Mtr/11283 Ft)
Today is rest day or acclimatization day for this trek.We will go to visit Tourist information center near the headquater of Sagaramatha National park where numerous educational displays on the culture, geography, geology, climatology, and wildlife within the park and the Khumbu. and Sherpa Museum where we can observe the history of mountaineering , Sherpa culture,customs and traditions.After the lunch rest day we do relax and just roaming and exploring around the market, enjoy in restaurant,bakery café.
Day 6: Trek to Everest View hotel(3963 Mtr/13000 Ft)
Duration: 2.5 hours Trek Walking Dis: 3 KM Elevation Gain: 440 MtrToday we will get out from Namche bazaar, first we will head on towards the Hillary view point (4100 Mtr).We climb steeply out of namche with passing syangboche airstrips, it takes about 1.5 hours to get there.From Hillary viewpoint we have opportunity to explore the scene of Mount Amadablam, Thamserku,Khangtega etc. Just below there are twin villages called Khumjung and Khunde which are known as twin green valley.In the north,we have giant rocky mountain called Khumbila, which is khumbu country diety and sacred as well.Descending through the forest we come to Khunde, where we have lunch,visit the Khunde Monastery and Edmund Hillary hospital.After lunch, we walk down to Khumjung where we visit khumjung Monastery to see the Yeti's Skull and the Hillary school. Khumjung Monastery is one of the oldest monastery of Khumbu, it was badly destroyed by recent earthquake but is now being constructed. After all we head towards the hotel Everest View which is 40 minutes from Hilary school Khumjung. Hotel Everest view is one of the oldest hotel in Khumbu which was established in 197.The hotel offers a 360 degree view of the awe inspiring peaks. With a view of Mt. Everest from every room,
Day 7: Trek to Tashinga (3450 Mtr/11316 Ft)
Duration: 1.5 hours Trek Walking Dis: 2.5 KM Elevation Loss: 430 Mtr Today is the short and easy trek, After the late breakfast we descend down toward the main trail of Mount Everest basecamp.The trail takes all the way down to Tashinga without steep climb. After check in comfort luxury hotel, we have free time to relax and explore the nature.From Tashinga we have splendid views of the world’s highest mountains. Mt Everest pokes its head out above the high ridges of Mt Nuptse and Lhotse, whilst Ama Dablam stands omnipotent over the valley.
Day 8: Trek to Deboche(3820 Mtr12530 Ft)
Duration: 3 hours Trek Walking Dis: 4.5 KM Elevation Loss: 370 Mtr After the breakfast we descend into the deep Dudh Koshi Gorge, after crossing the suspension bridge climb steeply to the famous Tyangboche.Where there is Monastery which is most popular and spiritual and training center for new monks of the khumbu. We spend about one hours to visit monastery,after the lunch we descend down through Fir forest towards Deboche which is only half an hour. Deboche is the place which is covered by fir and rhododendron forest which is in full bloom in our pre monsoon trips,best place ever to adjust your body in altitude.
Day 9: Trek to Pangboche(3930 Mtr/12890 Ft)
Duration: 1.5 hours Trek Walking Dis: 2.5 KM Elevation Loss: 110 Mtr Today also very short trek , We gradually climb to the tree line into the sub alpine regions .The trail follows continue through forest until the suspension bridge to cross the Imja khola . After bridge gradually steep climb of 40 minutes bring us to this beautiful and warm village named Pangboche.After check in and having lunch, we have time to visit one of the oldest Monastery of Khumbu, which is believed to be built in 350 years ago.
Day 10: Trek to Dingboche(4410 Mtr/14465 Ft)
Duration: 2.5 hours Trek Walking Dis: 6.9 KM Elevation Loss: 480 Mtr Dingboche is just two an hours easy walk from Pangboche.We gradually climb above the tree line into the sub-alpine regions and green plain pasture with yaks grazing land ..Ascending the Imja valley in gradual walk with beautiful mountain's scene of Lhotse , Nuptse and Mount Amadablam.,we walk all way on pastureland ,crossing the river,steep climb of one hour bring us in this beautiful valley. Dingboche is the only village in Khumbu which is properly closed for 2 months in summer and this is the only place of growing barley in khumbu.
Day 11: Rest Day in Dingboche /Hike up to Ngangkarsang Peak
Duration: 5 hours hike for both way Walking Dis: 5.1 KM, Elevation Gain: 590 Mtr We spend another day in Dingboche for acclimatization. We climb up to Ngangkarsang Peak (5083 Meter) to be adjust well in altitude and great views of Mount Makalu,Cholatse,Taboche,Amadablam and so on.We come down for lunch , today going to be late lunch, so recomanded to carry some snacks bar.After lunch free time to relax,Showers and coffee with cakes.
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche(4930 Mtr/16170 Ft)
Duration: 4 hours Trek Walking Dis: 7.9 KM Elevation Gain: 500 Mtr Two more days to get to Everest basecamp,coming two days going to be bit tougher than as usual.The track climbs steeply up along the arid terrace is awarding with awesome views of mountains on all sides and ascends the valley gradually to Dugla at the end of the moraine of Khumbu Glacier.Where we have lunch before steep climb up to Memorial place,where there is line of memorial in tribute to the climbers who have died in Everest.As we come to a yak herder's place called Dusa, the valley begins to narrow and we continue through Phulung Kharka the camp sites during first successful Everest Expedition in 1953.Continue walk along the Khumbu glacier from left side of 1 more hour with infront views of Mount Khumbutse,Lingtren,Pumori brings us to Lobuche (4910 Meter). In afternoon we have options to climb up to 5000 Mtr to see khumbu glacier.
Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep ( 5140 Mtr/16925 Ft )and Day trip to EBC (5365 Mtr/17597 Ft)
Duration: 7 hours Trek Walking Dis: 11.7 KM, Elevation Gain: 454 Mtr in EBC and While in Gorakshep 230 Mtr Today is the longest and hardest day of the trip and going to reach in our final destination. We leave quite early along the Khumbu Glacier in right side. After one hour walk of gradual , we climb steep for 20 Minutes and trail follows up and down in moraine and some steep sections all the way to Gorakshep (5185 Meter).Where we have quick lunch and with some snakes bar ,enough water , we hit for the basecamp for another 2.5 hours walk to basecamp.Climb onto a moraine of khumbu glacier, Continuing straight ahead up an down walk in 3 hours bring us in Everest basecamp.In Spring season, Everest basecamp can be seen as small tented city,but in rest season, we can rarely see some expedition group to Everest or Lhotse.We spend here for photo click with basecamp rock and ice, enjoying the view of Khumbu Ice fall then we move our steps to Gorakshep.
Day 14: Trip to Kalapather (5545 Mtr/18187 Ft) ,Heli ride to Kathmandu (1400 Mtr)
Duration: 4 hours Trek Walking Dis: 2.5 KM, Elevation Gain: 405 Mtr while in Kalapathar Elevation Loss: 3740 Mtr We still have another hard day for the best view of Mount everest from Kalapathar ( Means Black Rock ),as we climb steeply quite early with cup of tea and biscuits,after climbing of 2 hours from Gorakshep we reach in the summit of Kalapathar,We spent short time to take pictures of world highest mountains and khumbu glacier,then we return to Gorakshep for breakfast.Then we have a helicopter ride with mountain flight of Gokyo Valley.We will directly come to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Free time in Kathmandu for shopping
Day 16: Departure for homeland
All airport/hotel pick ups and drops within Nepal
Flight Fare for both way (KTM-LUA-KTM)
All trekking permits , TIMS card,Government and local taxes for the trek
All Meals (Breakfast , Lunch and DInner ) During the trek
3 Star hotel accomodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
All ground transportation on a comfortable vehicle as per the itenerary
An experienced English speaking and government licensed trekking guide
Porter Services(2 Trekkers : 1 Porter)
Medical kit incase of Emergency
Insurance for Nepali Staffs
Sleeping Bag for the trek
Welcome and farewell dinner
Staffs Cost including their Salary, food , accomodation and equipments
What's not included
Nepal Visa Fee
Personal Trekking gears
International Flight fare
Lunch and Dinner in the city , extra night accomodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure and early return from the trek due to any reason than the scheduled itenerary
Any rescue cost
Tips for Guide and Staffs
Personal Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses as phone calls, laundry , Bar, Battery charge, extra porter, shower and bottled or boiled water
Helicopter charter flight
Excess baggage charges ( can be carried only 15 Kg including in Airfare)
Good to Know
1) Physical Fitness Even though, our camps are short and should not walk long in a single day in this trip but One should be physically fit before to do the trekking . It is hike in the mountain so without any training the first two/three days will tough for you. So some basic physical fitness like squat, Mountain climbers ( which can be done in home),running,biking , stair climbing,and swiming will help lot to do trekking in the mountains, so it is highly recommanded 2/3 months prior to your departure for the trekking or mountaineering.
(2)Foods and Drinks While in the mountain, it is highly recommanded you to drink plenty of fluids like water,soups, teas as well as foods. We will provide the sufficient and hygiene food as per your choice in whole trek.However some private snacks as chocolates bars, cookies are also highly recommanded which you can take from kathmandu or you can buy on the way in lodges or in shops.
(3)Drinking water One should drink at least 3-4 litres of water every day in order to get hydrated the body which helps lot to be away from altitude sickness.You can buy the bottled water all the way cost from Rs 80 ( Which is equivalent to 80 cents )to Rs 400 (which is equivalent to 4 USD), but the bottled waters are not highly recommanded because as we are environmentally sensitive and also expensive. Whole area except in Gorakshep where drinking waters facility is poor, in that place you have to buy the bottled water in compulsorily. We highly recommend you to carry the reusable water bottle and buy boiled water in lodges/teahouse which also makes your sleeping bag very warm while going to bed, to use sterpin or take chlorine or iodine tablets to purify the drinking water.
(4)Best time to Travel Spring ( Mar-May)and Autumn ( Sep- Nov) are known as best months to trek in Nepal becuase of the stable clear dry skies which permits to enjoy the spectacular mountain views but mostly lodges, hotels and trails are busy and crowded. Spring season is pleasant and suitable with warm tempreture for trekking and climbing the big mountains as well, so Everest basecamp will be full of tents and looks like small tented city. Untill end of october, the tempreture will be mild cold. Weather will be stable with clear blue sky, dry and at the same time one of the popular religious festivals named Manirimdu festival will be held in Tyangboche Monastery. Winter and summer are also good if you would prefer less crowdy, and ready to face the some challanges like snow, cold, and rain.Even in winter weather will always be clear but the these three months are coldest month of the year and sometimes snow falls. In Summer, It is very good to do trekking, tempreture will be warm, those who are keen to botanist, summer is the best but the due to unstable weather the views of mountains are very rare.
5) Altitude Sickness Trekking in Everest region is one of the highest trekking in world.In high altitude , the mass of oxygen will be less, so everyone feels difficult to breath as well as mild headache, dizziness etc.This is one of the biggest challanges in mountain.In the altitude, there are many rules to make our body adaptable to the altitude. Acclimatization is one of the important factor to adjust our body get used to the altitude. All our itineries are designed with proper acclimatization day in every 1000 mtr climbing.The most important rules that we have to follow in altitude is walk slowly, keep drinking plenty of fluids as water , soups etc to make our body hydrated, and keep our body warm. Our staffs and guide will always do their best as they can, eventhough incase of any sickness,injury one should avoid their rest trip and should come down.
(6)Travel Insurance It is compulsory to buy the proper travel insurance policy with genuine insurance company, it should cover the emergency helicopter evacuation as well as medical treatment incase of severe injury or sickness and Policy should include coverage at the altitudes up to 6000 Mtr if you are doing just trekking and if you are doing mountaineering should be 6500 Mtr.
(7)Bag pack and duffel bag Our duffel bag should be maximum 15kg including hand bag. Only the neccesary things should be packed and the stuffs which are not neccesary on trek will be stored in hotel in Kathmandu.One porter will carry max 30 Kg,among two clients one porter will be provided.
(8)Internet Connectivity and cell phone Signal As per your arrival in Kathmandu airport, there you can buy nepalese Sim card ncell or you can buy anywhere around city. In everest region Ncell signal works untill panboche way to everest basecamp and some part of Thame valley for both phone call as well as internet connectivity. Above that, there is good facility of wifi with purchasing data card of Everst link.If you buy the biggest data pack in Namche which is in 50 GB cost of Rs 3000 ( equivalent to 30 USD)it works whole area of Everest region perfectly except Thame valley so You can enjoy with social media or connects with your family, friends or loved one.
(9)Flight to Lukla
Lukla Tenzing hillary airport is only one airport to get to the Everest region, The mountain weather is always unpredictable and flights always depend on weather, Mostly time of spring and autumn will be good and there will be regular flights . If the weather became bad flight will be delay and our pre planned trip can be extend. So we always should keep 2/3 days extra incase of irregular flight. But for this trip we use helicopter which is much more comfortable as well as not required well visible weather as fix wing flight. It directly comes to/From Kathmandu. These days due to the high air traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport, domestic flights to/from Lukla is operated from Manthali airport which is 135 KM away from Kathmandu, we have to start early from kathmandu by road to catch the flight from Manthali.
(10)Sanitation Two more nights above Dingboche toilet are common and need to use the same toilet using by everyone else because there is not facility of rooms with private bathroom,Even though on the trail there may not be available of hand washing water, so highly recommend to take hand sanitizer by yourself and most importantly toilet papers or wet tissue paper should always be in your day bag.
(11)Government permits and National park permit To enter in Everest region you have to buy Sagaramatha national park permit and local government permit,the cost will be included in trip cost.Your guide will manage everything.
(12)Guiding and staffing In everest region average walk per day is 6-7 hours but in our luxury trip our camps are short except last two days to the our destination.Leisurely and pleasant guiding will definitely take you to destination. More you gaining altitude more hard to walk, toughest and longest day will be the day of going to EBC and kalapathar,to see the sunrise from kalapathar, you have to wake up around 4 Oclock in the morning. Your experieced guide and porter will always be there to help you in every moment.Guide is the key factor for the every challanging in mountain so one should follow the instruction of guide pleasantly.Every day after dinner your guide will do brief about the next days trip.
(13) Budgeting Budegeting depends upon many factors specially in Kathmandu where there are too many choices.Hotels in Kathmandu include in trip cost on basis of BB plan. So average expenses per day in Kathmandu will be Rs 2000 for lunch and Dinner, if you prefer some other activities as drinks, to do massage, or to go in bar/pub Rs 5000 ( equivalent to USD 50 ) is enough. On the trek, all the meals and hot drinks will be provided by company, Extra expeses as Hot shower, battery charging, wifi, boiled water for bottle, extra snacks bars, Soft drinks and hard drinks should borne by oneself,In average Rs 2000(eqivalent to 20 USD) is enough on the trek. Finally few tipping is highly recomended and compulsory in the last day to your guide and porter as per your budgeting.
14) Lodging In luxury trip, you will be styaing in luxury hotels where facilities are different than any other lodges.you will be provided private rooms with attached toilet untill to Dingboche. You should not share the bathrooms with other people.
Medium Rucksack (50-70 Ltr) Small Day Pack Personal Medical Kit Chapstick/Sunscreen Water bottle Large Duffel bag Trekking Pole Spare batteries for Camera and Flash Light Hand Towel Head lamp with extra Batteries Sun Glasses with UV protection Suitcase (For stored in Kathmandu hotel for not needed items for trek)
1)Why to go trekking in Everest Basecamp ?
When you think Nepal, you will definitely think of world’s highest mountain of the world. Trekking to everest basecamp is one of the most popular and adventures trip in the world.Every year thousands of trekkers come to see Mount Everest and to get to basecamp of Mount Everest which is life time experience trip.Once in your life time,one should visit Everest basecamp and see th Mount Everest.
2)What is the best seasons to trekking in Everest Basecamp?
In Nepal, there are four different seasons such as Spring, Summer, Autumn and winter. Spring and Autumn are most popular for trekking in Nepal.But the best season of your travel might be differ as per your purpose and your suitable time for travelling in Nepal. You can read more about the most favorable seasons in our link below http://www.khumbualpinetravel.com/nepal-travel-guide.html
3)What permit do I need for the Everest basecamp trek?
For trekking in the Everest Region, you need the following permits:
Local Governments Entry fee instead of TIMS ( Trekking information management system):The local government is charging Rs 2000 per person in Lukla in the entrance of Everest Basecamp Trek.
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: To entry in the Sagarmatha National Park,One has to obtain the permit which cost Rs 3000+ government tax per head. the park that is home to the Mount Everest Region, you need to obtain an entry permit.
4)How safe is Everest basecamp trek?
Safety is our first concern. As we provide the experienced guides and leaders for the particular trip who are well trained about the high altitude sickness, first aid ,friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and important instructions. All our itineraries are designed with proper acclimatization days in order to reduce the risk of altitude sickness. In every group we provide the first aid kit bag incase of any injury and emergency.
5)How is the lodging and fooding facilities in EBC trek?
In this luxury trek, you will be staying in one of the best hotel/resort in Everst region as Yeti Mountain home and Everest summit lodge till pangboche, above that 3 nights will be in superior lodges. Up to panboche you will be provided room with attached toilet and shower, foods are at your choice three meals a day as well as we provide the seasonal fruits.
6)What about the flight from Kathmandu-Lukla and vice versa?
For this luxury trip we hire the helicopter flight for both way which is more comfortable and easy.The aeroplane takes just 25 minutes to get to lukla from Kathmandu but the helicopter will take 45 minutes to get to lukla. When we coming back, The helicopter will land in Gorakshep after our morning Kalapathar trip and we will do the mountain flight to the gokyo valley then we will back to kathmandu.
7)Is there any internet wifi facility on the way?
After your arrival in Kathmandu airport, we recommand to buy One ncell sim card. In everest region until panboche Ncell 4G works very well. Above Panboche there is good internet facility of Everest link. There are varieties of data cards as 10 GB, 20 GB. If you purchased bigger one it works all over the khumbu and if you purchase 20 GB one it it enough for your whole trek and you can enjoy in social media, news and connect with your family friends and loved one.
8)Can I use the forieng currency and Credit cards on the way in any shop or Lodge?
You can pay by oriegn currency as well, but the exchange rate will not be same as Kathmand, so we recommand you to exchage the money in kathmandu and take a nepalese Rupees. In mostly lodges they accept the credit cards but sometime due to internet problem it will not be 100% guarantee.
9)What is the normal tempreture in spring and Autumn season?
Spring season starts from March, but until third week of march tempreture will still be cold even in day time. But actually tempreture depends on weather, if weatheris mild tempreture ranges from 10-15 Degree Centigrate.If the weather is clear, days will be warm.After the April it will be warm with sunny weather. Especially in Morning and Evening time will be little cold. Autumn season starts from September, September will still be warm even the weather is not good. From october normally in morning and everning will be cold.