The Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal that leads to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest. While the trek is generally a challenging and adventurous journey, there are options available for those who prefer a more comfortable and luxurious experience. The traditional concept of trekking is walking on the rugged trail and spending overnight in the tented accommodation. Moreover, the Spartan way of lodging is a regular feature of the trek. However, diverse people may have diverse expectations and travel habits. The style of traveling is rapidly changing. No wonder, travel is a dynamic activity that doesn’t have any fixed style. Therefore, Nepal High Trek has knitted the spectacular and sumptuous itinerary of Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek.
The luxury trek to Everest Base Camp offers a combination of adventure and comfort, with high-end accommodations, gourmet meals, and personalized service. This trek is ideal for those who want to experience the stunning beauty of the Everest region without compromising on comfort and luxury.
Luxury trekking companies typically offer a range of services that include private helicopter transfers to and from Lukla, where the trek begins, and upscale accommodations in lodges along the trail. The lodges provide amenities such as hot showers, heated rooms, and comfortable beds, and some even have spas and gyms. However, our itinerary doesn’t include helicopter transportation services. We try to provide more authentic trekking experiences. Therefore, our focus is solely on providing impeccable hospitality and quality services.
The luxury trek also provides gourmet meals and personalized services, including the services of a personal guide and a porter to carry luggage. The trek typically takes around 12 days, and the itinerary is designed to provide ample time for acclimatization and relaxation.
The Trek is a unique and memorable experience that combines adventure, luxury, and stunning natural beauty. It is an excellent choice for those who want to explore the Everest region in style and comfort.
The regular Everest Base Camp Trek and Everest Base Camp luxury Trek differ in terms of the level of comfort, services, and amenities provided during the trek. Here are some of the key differences:
Accommodation: Regular Everest Base Camp trekking offers basic teahouse accommodations, which are simple and minimalistic. Whereas, in luxury trekking, you can expect higher quality lodges or tented camps with comfortable beds, hot showers, and sometimes even a spa.
Food and Beverages: In regular trekking, meals are usually basic and consist of local Nepalese cuisine, while in luxury trekking, the food is more varied, including international cuisine and prepared with high-quality ingredients. You can also expect to have access to a range of beverages, including wine and beer.
Guides and Porters: Both regular and luxury trekking provide local guides and porters to assist you on your trek. However, in luxury trekking, you may have the option to hire a personal guide or a porter to carry your belongings, providing more personalized attention and support.
Trekking Route: The trekking route for regular and luxury trekking is the same. However, luxury trekking may offer alternative routes and activities, such as helicopter tours and visits to local monasteries that are not typically included in regular trekking packages.
The Trip Cost: The cost of luxury trekking is significantly higher than regular trekking, due to the higher level of services and amenities provided.
In summary, regular Everest Base Camp Trek is a budget-friendly option that offers a more basic trekking experience, while Everest Base Camp luxury trekking provides a higher level of comfort and personalized attention at a higher cost. However, the accumulation of memory is completely different in these two styles of trekking in the Everest region. One offers raw wilderness adventures while other provides the splendid, organized, and altitude-friendly trekking experiences.
Earlier, there were no luxury resorts on the Everest Base Camp Trekking route. However, as time passed by, the trekking scenario of the Everest region is also slowly evolving. People are more aware of the aspect of hospitality and a sense of service. Therefore, lots of people have invested heavily in the construction of high-end resorts on the trekking route. At first, there were quality resorts up to Namche Bazaar only. However, nowadays, you can find good resorts up to Gorakshep. Remember that the Gorakshep is the last village on the trekking trail of the Everest Base Camp Trek journey.
Some of the itineraries of the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek include the option of flying back from Everest Base Camp to either Kathmandu or Lukla on a helicopter. You can choose to add this option to your itinerary. Consult with the travel planners of Nepal High Trek for this option. In doing so, the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek will become regal in all aspects. The trekkers will be able to witness the Khumbu Region of Nepal both from land and from a bird’s eye view.
Relish the chance to explore the Sherpa homeland and the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain with high-end services. Moreover, journeying in the trekking route that is the epitome of all trekking courses across the globe in the highest available services surely hypes up the journey. It is surely the most spectacular and sumptuous way of spending a holiday in Nepal. Experience adventure, the Himalayas, Sherpa culture, diverse landscapes, and vegetation by using the best services! In an altitude-friendly way, explore the abode of Mt. Everest.
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Our Airport representatives will receive you at the International Airport in Kathmandu upon your arrival. You will be transferred to the hotel and all the trip details will be discussed. The agency will prepare all the necessary documents needed prior to the trekking including tickets, permits, and miscellaneous stuffs. In the evening, the agency will host the welcome dinner at the Nepalese Style Cultural restaurant. Overnight at Hotel
Early in the morning, our tour guide will visit you at the hotel. After breakfast, our Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing starts. We will be visiting the various UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES of Kathmandu and Lalitpur districts of Nepal. These two districts along with the Bhaktapur district make up the Kathmandu Valley. However, our sightseeing trip centers on the attractions of Kathmandu and Lalitpur. At first, we will be visiting Patan Durbar Square.
Patan is the traditional name of Lalitpur. There are many palaces, museums, and temples inside the Square. These buildings are rich in architecture dating centuries back. The people of the area are mainly Newars known for their rich cultural heritage. Moreover, the visit can be the best way to understand the stunning ancient architectural craftsmanship of the Nepalese people. Most of the palaces and temples in the area are built in either Pagoda style or Sikhara style.
We will have lunch in Patan and continue our sightseeing journey to Pashupatinath Temple. The temple is the most sacred pilgrimage site of Hindus. Lord Shiva’s temple premises have countless temples and statues including the oldest statue of “Kali”. The special cremation technique of Hindus is also fascinating to observe while sightseeing inside the Pashupatinath temple. Nearby the temple, there is the sacred Buddhist Stupa as well called Bouddhanath.
Travelers can sense the strong bonding and religious tolerance among Buddhists and Hindu people living in Nepal while visiting these places. The belief further solidifies when we visit the Swyambhunath temple nearby Thamel. The place is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. Moreover, the scenery of the mountain range, hill range, and Kathmandu Valley is spectacular from the top of the Swyambhunath temple. Finally, we will take dinner in Thamel and bid farewell. Overall, in today’s sightseeing visit, we will be visiting 4 UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES. Overnight at Hotel
Early in the morning, we will either take breakfast in the hotel or take the packed breakfast depending upon the flight time. The private vehicle arranged by the agency will drop you off at the domestic airport terminal along with the trekking guide. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is extremely adventurous and joyous. You can see countless mountains during the flight. Moreover, the thrill of landing at the world’s most extreme airport the Tenzing Hillary Airport is an experience to accumulate at least once in a lifetime. The flight lasts for about 35 – 40 minutes.
Note that during the months of April, May, October, and November, we will have to take the flight from Ramechhap to Lukla instead. In doing so, we will have to take the private jeep ride to Ramechhap which takes about 6 – 7 hours and the length of the trip extends by a day. The flight time from Ramechhap airport to Lukla is about 15 – 20 minutes.
Upon arrival in Lukla, we will take a coffee break and meet the porters and Sherpa. Once the baggage is bedded, we start to walk towards Phakding. The trail is easy through hamlets, terraced farmlands, suspension bridges, and lush green forests. We will reach the small town of teahouses and lodges on the bank of the Dudhkoshi River. We will spend the overnight in Phakding.
We will start our trekking early in the morning after breakfast. Every day, we will be doing light exercises before starting to walk on the trail. It helps us to avoid any kinds of muscle cramps during the hike. Interesting things about today’s trekking trail are the suspension bridges, the first view of Mt. Everest, and entry into the Sagarmatha National Park.
We will have our permits checked in Monjo at the entry gate of Sagarmatha National Park. There are more than 5 suspension bridges on this section of the trail. After crossing the iconic Hillary Twin Bridge at the foothill of Namche Bazaar, we will have to walk uphill. This is the only time that we have to walk uphill on this day. After walking for about 45 – 60 minutes from the twin suspension bridge, we will get the first glimpse of Mt. Everest. It is indeed the most fascinating day.
Moreover, the sight of the Namche Bazaar upon reaching there is definitely heavenly. The town is in a horseshoe shape and is located opposite to Kwangde Mountains and next to the Thamserku mountains. In the evening, you can stroll around the marketplace or enjoy the warm fireplace inside the lodging.
Today is the most crucial day of our trip. In order to avoid any risk of altitude sickness, we will have to do various acclimatization activities sincerely. The first acclimatization break is done in Namche Bazaar. After breakfast, we will hike to Everest View Hotel which is located 3880 m from sea level. It is one of the world’s highest-situated hotels. The view of the mountains is spectacular from the hotel. Take a sip of coffee and relish the view of lofty mountains like Thamserku, Amadablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Tabuche, and Mt. Everest.
While returning back to Namche Bazaar, we will visit the mountain museum and the marketplace of Namche Bazaar. The key to effective acclimatization is to hike to higher places and spend overnight in low-altitude places. Therefore, in this acclimatization activity, we will reach as high as 3880 m and return back to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) for overnight sleep.
As usual, our trekking starts after breakfast and light exercises. Today we will be walking on the ridge line of the Nepalese flat, downhill, and uphill. The highlight of today’s trekking is the visit to Tengboche Monastery. After lunch at Phungi Thanga on the bank of a river, we will walk uphill through green lush forests of rhododendron and pine trees. At the top of the hill is the majestic Tengboche Monastery.
You can get a gorgeous view of Pangboche Valley, Mount Everest, and Mt. Amadablam from the place. Moreover, the visit to the monastery will help us awaken our spiritual side. It is indeed the most serene and spiritual day of our trip. After walking downhill for about half an hour, we will reach Debuche and check in at Hotel.
We will have to walk on a flat trail on the bank of the Imja River for about half an hour. After walking uphill for about an hour, we will reach the beautiful village of Pangboche. The village is also at the crossroad of Amadablam Base Camp Trekking or expedition. It is also one of the largest Sherpa villages in the Everest region.
We will have lunch either in Pangboche or Somare which is half an hour from the village before continuing our journey to Dingboche. The village of Dingboche is the least densely populated Sherpa village on the Everest Base Camp Trekking trail. In the evening, you can stroll around the village and learn about their culture, daily lives, and surroundings.
The second acclimatization break during the Everest Base Camp Trekking takes place in Dingboche Village. There is the famous hill adjacent to the Dingboche Village called Nagarshan Hill. The first acclimatization activities of Namche Bazaar prepare our body for trekking up to this place.
However, the hiking of Nagarshan Hill prepares us to adjust the altitude of further days of trekking. The final destination on this trail is at an altitude of 5545 m which is Kalapathar. However, we spend overnight in the final high-altitude place at Gorakshep which is located at an altitude of 5180 m. So, if we reach the top of Nagarshan Hill (5100 m) on this day, it will be easy for us to complete the trek ahead. Upon completion of the acclimatization activities, you can rest and relax at the lodge or stroll around the village.
We will be walking on the ridge line within a narrow valley on this day until we reach Thukla. The sight of mountains and the change in the landscape starts to give us the mountain wilderness feeling. The trail from this place onwards is either over the moraine or glacier. We will have lunch in Thukla and continue our trekking uphill to cross the Thukla Pass.
On the top of the pass, we will visit the memorial of brave mountaineers who died during the Everest Expedition. After offering the prayers, we will continue our journey along the banks of the river toward Lobuche. The place is located in a tranquil place on the bank of the river. There are 5 – 6 lodges for the trekkers and the place offers a great view of mountains like Lobuche, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse Shar, etc.
This is the most important day of our trekking trip. We will be visiting the Everest Base Camp today. Most of the trekking trail is on the glacier and moraine. The trail is rocky and rugged. Therefore, heed the instructions of the trekking guide. Once we reach the lodge in Gorakshep, we will check in and have lunch before continuing our journey to Everest Base Camp.
The hike to Everest Base Camp takes about 3 hours in total including a return trip to Gorakshep. There are no lodges in the base camp of Mt. Everest. Therefore, after exploring the base camp, we will return back to Gorakshep for overnight sleep.
Very early in the morning, we will start our hike of Kalapathar. We will have to reach the top of the hill before sunrise. It is a daunting yet rewarding activity to do during the trek. The sight of the mountains lighting up by the morning ray of sun is definitely a sight to behold. After such a mesmerizing experience, we will return back to the lodge in Gorakshep and have breakfast.
The journey then descends back to Pheriche via Lobuche and Thukla. The Pheriche is located at the bank of the river in the foothill of Mt. Tabuche. There is the provision of health care as well. However, the return trip is always interesting. The altitude decreases and breathing becomes easier which enables trekkers to enjoy the view more than while trekking uphill.
We will retrace the same trail back to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Tengboche. In the evening at Namche Bazaar, you can visit the marketplace more than while starting the trek. Therefore, enjoy the eateries, bars, shops, and local villages of the area on your return trip.
We will again retrace the same trail to Lukla via Sagarmatha National Park at Manjo and Phakding. In the evening, we will celebrate with the trekking crew members inside the lodge and bid farewell to them.
We will take the morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, we will check in at the hotel, and the rest of the time until evening is free for you to stroll around Thamel. If you want, we can assist you in doing some shopping for souvenirs. In the evening the agency will host the farewell dinner for you at the Nepalese cultural restaurant.
Our airport representative will take you to the airport and bid the farewell.