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Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek

14 Days, Adventure
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5550m, Kalapather
Activities

10 Days Trek

2 Days rest day

2 Days arrival & Departure

Best Season

March, April, May,

September, October, November

Meals

13 Breakfast

12 Lunch

11 Dinner

Accommodation

2 Nights at 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

5 Nights at Yeti Mountain Home

6 Nights at comfortable Lodge

Transportation

Flight, Car or Jeep

PRICE STARTS FROM

USD 2500 2400

Per Person

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We Offer Group discount

No of PAX Price / PP
More than 10 2200
5-9 2300
2-4 2400

Overview

14 Days Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is renowned as one of the most fulfilling journeys globally, offering adventure, tranquility, and amusement all in one. Situated within the elevated expanse of Sagarmatha National Park in the Everest region, it presents travelers with a rare opportunity to stand at the base of some of the world's tallest peaks: Mt. Everest (8848.86m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m) and Mt. Makalu (8485m). The entire Everest region boasts around 300 majestic and picturesque mountains. The Everest Region gained prominence following the historic first summit of Mount Everest in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. To this day, their achievement stands as one of humanity's greatest adventure feats.

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek Details

Luxury EBC Trek, unlike the classic 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek , lets you immerse in the highlands of Everest region alongside comfortable accommodation and hearty meals. This EBC trekking package is designed for those who have adequate time and looking to explore the authenticity of Everest region without much strain. You will have the best available accommodation at every stopover and the lengthened time duration makes it easier on your physique. The remote and rugged terrain of Everest region can be conquered with comfortable stays and steady paced trek with Luxury Everest Base Camp trek 14 days.

The Everest region possesses a distinctive aura, offering an enticing environment for trekkers. It is home to some of the rarest species of plants and animals that thrive in high elevations. The occasional sighting of Himalayan Monal, Musk Deer, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Tahr, and other animals is not uncommon after crossing through Namche Bazaar. Designated as Sagarmatha National Park in 1976, the diverse array of flora and fauna within this national park makes it an ideal haven for naturalists and researchers. Sagarmatha National Park has been recognized as one of the premier stargazing destinations by National Geographic, owing to its breathtaking night sky. Ensure to take a moment to observe the stars or planets as you ascend above Namche Bazaar, as there are countless discoveries to be made here.

The upper section of the Everest region, known as the "Khumbu region," is inhabited by the Sherpa people. Renowned globally for their daring climbing abilities and resilience at high altitudes, the Sherpa people lead a fascinating life distinct from what you might find in other parts of Nepal. They are known for their exceptional hospitality and possess a culture and lifestyle reminiscent of Tibet. Their prominent festival, "Manirimdu," is a series of celebrations and processions spanning nineteen consecutive days, held every October. If you are planning your Luxury Everest Base Camp trek in October, consider aligning your dates with this festival for a truly memorable experience.

Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek in Spring

Everest Climbers Meet

The month of May is considered to be the peak season for climbing Himalayan mountains. As the spring sets in, the weather window, temperature and climbing feasibility makes the time just perfect for expeditions. If you are planning for your Everest Base Camp trek in May, you might be in for a short meeting with the Everest climbers who will be acclimatizing at the base camp. Himalaya trip will arrange for a time if it's possible for you to meet the mighty climbers on their endeavor to the summit of Mt.Everest. There are multiple expedition teams that will set their bases at the Everest base camp during the 2 months starting from April. The whole base camp will be filled with camping tents of these expedition teams, making it lively, vibrant and alive. 

Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon on 29th May

Organized every year in the month of May is the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon which is a form of adventure sports that takes place in the Everest region.  The Everest Marathon is an internationally renowned adventure sports event held annually on May 29th, starting from the Mt. Everest Base Camp and traversing the high Sherpa trails of the Khumbu valley. This event commemorates the historic achievement of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary, who successfully summited Mt. Everest on May 29th, 1953.

Runners of all backgrounds, ranging from seasoned professionals to novices, come together to take part in this iconic event. More than just a race, the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon offers participants a truly unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. For the year 2024, Everest Marathon marks the 19th event and is all set to begin on the said date. Participants from around the globe have the opportunity to compete in various categories, including the 70 km Extreme Ultra, 42 km Full Marathon, and 21 km Half Marathon.

Gyalbo Lhosar

Losar showcases the unique blend of Tibetan culture and Buddhist values to the global stage. Among the three Lhosars celebrated in Nepal, Gyalpo Lhosar holds special significance as the auspicious celebration of Tibetan New Year. Tibet and neighboring regions prepare for this occasion in their own distinct ways. "Lo" signifies year and "Shar" denotes new, collectively forming the concept of New Year.

The festivities of Gyalpo Lhosar span nearly a couple of weeks, with particular emphasis on the first three days. On the initial day, "Chang," a homemade beverage akin to Tibetan beer, is traditionally served. The second day marks the pinnacle of celebrations, while the third day is dedicated to feasting. "Khapse," fried twists, are a beloved delicacy during Gyalpo Lhosar, embodying the essence of love, nostalgia, and compassion associated with the occasion.

Gyalpo Lhosar holds particular significance in the Everest region, primarily celebrated by the local Sherpa community as their New Year festival. It is marked by traditional customs such as drinking chyang (traditional liquor), dancing, singing, and communal feasting, serving as a cherished occasion for family reunions. This festival is an annual highlight in Nepal. Witnessing the rich Himalayan culture and festivals in these high-altitude settlements is truly captivating. For those interested in experiencing these unique celebrations while trekking, we offer tailored packages at suitable times. Don't miss out on these wonderful opportunities; ensure you're well-informed and feel free to reach out to us for more details!

Route

Our trek commences with an adventurous flight to Lukla airport, famously known as Tenzing-Hillary airport, regarded as one of the most perilous airports globally due to its daring location at an altitude of 2800m. Lukla (2860 meters) serves as a small town providing modern amenities and catering to the trekking needs of adventurers en route to Everest. The trail then meanders alongside the Dudh Koshi river, navigating through hills sculpted by its twists and turns until reaching Namche Bazaar (3446m). Despite its remote location, Namche Bazaar captivates visitors with its exotic and densely clustered settlement, offering panoramic views of Mt. Thamserku (6623 meters). 

Continuing onward, the trek passes through quaint Sherpa villages of Tengboche (3860m), Pangboche (3985m), Dingboche (4410m), Lobuche (4910m) and Gorakshep (5164m), leading to a narrow valley adorned with rock boulders, sand, and river deposits flowing from the renowned Khumbu glacier. Finally, the base of the world's highest mountain comes into view. If fortunate enough to trek during the Spring or Autumn seasons, you may witness climbers' camps as they strive for the summit of Everest. From the base camp, you will return back via the same trail to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

Difficulty

The trek to Everest Base Camp is generally considered moderate as it winds through the narrow valleys of the Everest highlands. The final destination of the trek, Everest Base Camp, sits at an altitude of 5364 meters, rendering it inhospitable for human habitation. At this elevation, the air is thin with low oxygen levels and pressure, posing challenges for trekkers' breathing.

Despite these obstacles, over 90,000 individuals from all walks of life, varying in shape, size, age, and fitness level, successfully reach Everest Base Camp each year. With adequate preparation and a positive attitude, the Everest Base Camp trek is deemed moderately difficult. Our team at Himalaya Trip has carefully crafted the itinerary to ensure a gradual ascent with proper acclimatization, thereby enhancing comfort and safety for trekkers.

Duration

On average, the Luxury Everest Base Camp trek, which starts and ends in Lukla, typically takes 14 days to complete. This duration provides ample time for trekkers to acclimatize to the higher altitudes with a well-planned itinerary. However, we understand that individual preferences vary, so we can customize the itinerary to meet your specific needs. Our standard 14-day itinerary involves approximately 5-6 hours of trekking each day. Additionally, you will need a day or two in Kathmandu for preparation and organizing your gear and clothing for the trek. If time constraints exist, it's possible to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek in as few as 12 days.

Accommodation

Your accommodation during Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek will be unlike any other trekking experience in the Everest region. There are series of exquisite and lavish lodges that will cater to your comfort and opulence. Unlike a regular teahouse that is provided on normal Everest Base Camp trek package, you will be accommodated in Yeti Mountain home lodges during 3 stopovers : Lukla, Namche and Phakding. 

Yeti Mountain Home comprises a series of cozy lodges nestled in the picturesque Khumbu/Everest region of Nepal. Positioned along the renowned trekking routes of the Everest region, including Lukla, Phakding, Monjo, Namche, Thame, and Kongde, these lodges offer comfortable accommodations for trekkers and travelers alike. Despite the remoteness of the space and geography, you will get to experience modern amenities in these lodges.

In addition to offering breathtaking views of some of the world's tallest mountains, each lodge within the YMH collection features between 10 and 20 spacious rooms. These rooms are equipped with essential luxuries such as electric blankets, high-quality linens, and bathrooms boasting hot running water, providing the utmost in high-altitude comfort. In other stopovers beside these 3 places: Namche, Phakding and Lukla, you will have a deluxe accommodation in the best available teahouses in the town.

Meals

Throughout the Luxury Everest Base Camp trek, you'll enjoy a satisfying array of meals. The package includes unlimited meals and hot beverages that you can consume during the trekking duration. At Yeti Mountain Home (Phakding, Namche and Lukla), buffet meals will be provided. The meals offerings feature a diverse selection of traditional, Asian, and Western dishes. However, as altitude increases, the available choices may become more limited.

It's highly recommended to prioritize fresh vegetables and hydrating beverages such as green tea, hot lemon, lemon tea, ginger tea, and garlic soup, particularly at higher elevations. Additionally, don't miss out on trying Nepali fare like Dal (lentils), Bhat (rice), and Tarkari (curry), as well as local specialties like Momo and Chow mein. For hygiene considerations, it's advised to avoid non-vegetarian items at higher altitudes. Furthermore, steer clear of caffeinated drinks, hot chocolates, and alcoholic beverages during the trek.

Permits

For Luxury Everest Base Camp trek , you'll need two essential permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. The Sagarmatha National Park, established in 1976 and a UNESCO Heritage Site, requires an entry permit which can be obtained either in Kathmandu or at the park's entry gate in Monjo. This permit costs Nrs. 3000 (approximately $30) per person and contributes to the conservation efforts of the area's ecosystem.

Additionally, access to the Everest region, governed by the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality after Lukla, necessitates a separate permit. This can be obtained in Lukla and requires a one-time entry fee of Rs. 2000 (approximately $20) per person. Unlike the national park permit, the Khumbu permit can only be acquired in Lukla or Monjo. To obtain both permits, you'll need to provide two passport-sized photographs and a copy of your passport.

Navigating through the paperwork and permits might feel overwhelming, especially in an unfamiliar setting. That's where Himalaya Trip comes in. We're here to streamline your trekking experience by handling all the necessary permits and paperwork on your behalf, ensuring a hassle-free journey.

Outline

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding

Day 03: Trek Phakding – Namche

Day 04: Rest day

Day 05: Namche – Tengboche

Day 06: Tengboche – Dingboche

Day 07: Rest day

Day 08: Dingboche – Lobuche

Day 09: Lobuche – Gorak Shep – Everest Base Camp

Day 10: Climb Kalapther trek down to Dingboche

Day 11: Dingboche – Namche

Day 12: Namche – Lukla

Day 13: Lukla – Kathmandu

Day 14: Final Departure

Travel Map
Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek Map
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Daily Itinerary

Whats Included?

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus depending on group size.
  • 2 Nights 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 5 Nights at Yeti Mountain Home ( 3 Nights at Namche, 1 Night Phakding, 1 Night Lukla).
  • 6 Nights at comfortable Lodge (Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, Pheriche).
  • Sagarmatha National park fee and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance fee.
  • Kathmandu- Lukla - Kathmandu flight ticket with Airport departure tax.
  • All the meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with tea / coffee)
  • One English speaking government certificate holder trekking guide and trekkers 2:1 porter.
  • Guide and porters: foods, accommodation, insurance, salary, flight ticket, and equipment etc.
  • First Aids Kid.
  • Seasonal fresh fruit such as Apple and Pomegranates etc.
  • Duffel Bag.
  • Fingertip Pulse Oximeter (we use every day to check your oxygen level and pulse in your body to avoid high risk ).
  • Himalaya Trip T-shirt.
  • 13% government VAT and official charge.

Whats not Included?

  • International airfare and visa fee (15 Days US$30 and 30 Days US$50).
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • All the drinks like Coke, Fanta, mineral water, boiled water etc.
  • Your trekking gears.
  • Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
  • Tips for guide and porters.

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Important Note

Available of the trip

We organise small group private trip. If you are 2 or more people in your group, you may book any dates.

Travel Insurance

The travel insurance is need in case of any emergency. It is recommend to have.  If you are doing short  and low elevation trek, you can do normal insurance. But if you are doing high altitude or adventure trek, you should have emergency rescue.

Last Minute booking

Normally, trekkers plan the trip before 3-9 months.  Some trekkers decide the trip in last minutes. It is also possible to book your trek at last minutes. For the Last minutes booking, you need to make a full payment.

Tipping

Tipping is highly expected. Our staffs try their best during the trip. After the trip, Tipping is expected. It is not fixed amount or percentage. We recommend the tipping according to their services.

Safety

When you are travelling, the safety is most important. For the safety of our clients, we trained our guide and porters. They are all register trekking / Tour  / Climbing guide and experience porters.

Extra personal expenses

For the extra expenses, it is good to bring USD / Euro / Pound Sterling or ther currency. You may change to Nepali Rupees (NPR) at Tribhuwan International Airport or near your Hotel in Kathmandu. You will use only Nepali rupees during the trip.

Nepal visa

Accept few countries , you will get on arrival Nepal’s Visa at the Tribhuwan International Airport or Nepal board. I recommend to fill up Nepal Visa online form and bring it with you. It will be faster and easy for you and visa fee is recommended to bring cash US dollar. You can’t pay by using credit card.

Trip extension or Itinerary Disclaimer

We organize small group private trip. The trip extension is possible but you have to figure out when you booking the trip.

Group joing and Fixed departure

Most of the time, we have small group private trip. Group joining or fixed departure will be available only at the clients request. 

Luggage store

You are not taking all the lugguage on the trek. You will take only necessary gears on the trek and rest of the gears, you will store at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara or in our office in Kathmandu. All the Hotels have free luggage store services. It is more convenient to store at your Hotel.

Responsible travel

  • Ask permission to photograph people.
  • Do not remove or purchase antiques, it is illegal.
  • Avoid wearing revealing clothes and avoid outward displays of physical affection.
  • Do not anything to disturb environment or wild animals.

Domestic flight

Normally, domestic flight is not on time. If you have international flight with domestic connection flight. It is always better to keep some gaps.

Trek Booking

For the Booking, we need passport copy, passport size photo by email or What's App  and 20% deposit.

Why Himalaya Trip ?

  • Fast response
  • Small group private trek
  • Safety is top priority
  • Recommended on TripAdvisor
  • Tailor made itinerary
  • Seasonal package
  • 200 plus  trekkers take service every year
  • 30-40% repeated customer

 

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