Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
Activity
Trekking
Destination
Nepal
  • Max Altitude
    5545m/18188ft
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax 
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse 
  • Best Time
    March - May & Sept - Nov 
Top Seller
All Inclusive Price: $2,475USD

Trip Overview

The Himalayas are one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes, with soaring snow-capped peaks, undulating slopes shrouded in cloud, enchanting alpine woods. This fantastic 16-day adventure brings you to the gorgeous and lavish Everest region, giving you something different and the opportunity to experience life in the Himalayas. Feel your senses awaken to the beat of the blowing wind. The journey passes through ethnic settlements, cliffside monasteries, and juniper woods while getting breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Begin the coveted Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek and feast your eyes on beautiful vistas as you climb through the Khumbu area.

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek starts from busy and beautiful Kathmandu, but the official trek commences with the heart-pounding short plane flight to Lukla Airport. The route from Lukla takes you through river valleys and glacial rivers like the Imja and the Dudh Koshi before arriving at famed Khumbu communities like Namche Bazaar and Tengboche. Here, trekkers get to observe the Sherpa customs and traditions of the native Sherpa people and immerse themselves in the glimpse of magnificent mountain peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kongdi RI, Changtse, the Kusum Kangraru, and the Thamserku, among many others, as they appear in the proximity of valleys and towns while trekking.

The journey also involves hiking through the Sagarmatha National Park’s beautiful alpine woodlands, enveloped by a canopy of rhododendron and azalea blossoms. Then, once you approach Mount Everest’s base camp, celebrate your triumph of reaching the lap of the world’s highest mountain. Also, take into the surrounded by enormous stretches of the mountain range. Along the way, the excitement builds as you hike into the Everest foothills every day, spending the first three nights in luxurious mountain lodges in Phakding and Namche Bazar. Admire the breathtaking scenery, discover picturesque valleys and traditional sherpa settlements, and discover the inhabitants’ daily lives and traditions.

Besides exciting cultures, the grand and majestic monasteries are other fascinating aspects of Everest Base Camp Trekking. Tengboche Monastery being the famed one, the hiking trail is full of several small but important monasteries. These religious figures show the local’s spiritual aspect as the region is quite keen on Buddhism. Beyond Tengboche, the trek continues along with charming parishes of Dingboche, Lobuche, and some more. Afterward, wade along the Khumbu Glacier and the Khumbu Icefall to Everest Base Camp for entrancing up-close mountain scenes. Kalapatthar, a well-known vantage point in the region, offers splendid panoramic views of the whole Mount Everest range, so brace yourself a bit more and get ready for the Kala Patthar hike. It is a bit arduous yet completely worthwhile.

It is an exclusive trekking journey to the most beautiful destination in Nepal peppered with unforgettable experiences, pleasing vistas, and the additional delight of more excellent lodgings. This luxury vacation is a recommended itinerary for anyone looking to explore the mountain delights lavishly.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

  • Begin the journey with intense flying experience to Lukla Airport at the height of 2800 meters
  • Enjoy the world best hike by staying in some of the finest accommodation available in the remote mountains of Nepal
  • Cross several beautiful and long suspension bridges decorated with colorful prayer flags
  • Appreciate the glimpses of magical mountain sceneries that boost you to walk to your destination
  • Mingle with Sherpa people and experience their life in the remote mountains of Nepal
  • With a picturesque view of Everest massif, enjoy the wild vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Get acquainted with the bustling nature of Namche Bazaar by roaming around small bakeries and pubs
  • Take on a short hike to Everest View hotel from Namche for revitalizing close-up view of Everest
  • Witness the finest and grand monastery of Tengboche with amazing Everest range in the backdrop
  • Walk past small Chorten and gumbas that symbolize the deep religious faith of the Sherpa community
  • Enjoy the glorious feeling of reaching Everest Base Camp and take in the close view of giant mountains above eight thousand meters
  • Hike to Kala Patthar for the breathtaking sunrise view above the summit of Everest

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

The best time for Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is the Autumn and Spring seasons. However, it does not mean, remaining times are not ideal for this journey. Summer/Monsoon and Winter seasons are also doable, but these times are tested due to extreme weather conditions. Henceforth, it is advisable to travel during these times if you have prior trekking experience. Spring lasts from March to May and offers warm and chill weather conditions along with beautiful mountain scenes. Autumn likewise grants awe-inspiring mountain views along with favorable weather conditions. Autumn in Nepal is from September to November. Winter, on the other hand, is freezing with snowy trails but mountain vistas are spectacular.

Winter in Nepal is from December to February. Summer/Monsoon, which is from June to August, is wet in lower regions due to rain but not in the higher areas. It is the least busy season for trekking. Henceforth if you would like to avoid crowds, you may opt during this season.

Difficulty Level of Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek, in general, is a moderate trekking journey, although it is a high-altitude trek. The most concerning aspect of the walk is altitude sickness as it directly starts from 2800 meters at Lukla airport. However, if trekkers maintain their walking pace, do not rush the trek, and stay hydrated, they will have a smooth journey. Similarly, trekkers must use all the acclimatization days set for the trip. Acclimatization is the most critical aspect of trekking as it allows the trekker’s body to adjust to the surroundings. Henceforth, keep these tips in mind and follow the trek leaders’ suggestions for a smooth and beautiful trekking journey.

Alternative Treks 

We offer several trekking journeys similar to Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek. We have a 16 days standard trek package that follows the same trek itinerary but different accommodation options.

Likewise, we also offer a 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Shuttle for trekkers wishing to add more adventure to their journey. Similarly, trekkers can also customize trips as per their desire and requirements.

Why Choose Nepal Hiking Team?

In an age where adventure travel appears to be expanding, you may wonder, why go with Nepal Hiking Team? Well, for us, it is an easy question to answer. There are various prices available, and there are plenty of operators prepared to run your trip. However, trekkers must be wise and make a responsible decision by choosing a reliable and trustworthy trekking company. For NHT, customer satisfaction, wellbeing, comfort has always been the topmost priority, and we never compromise with it. Also, our more than a decade of working experience has made us understand trekkers’ desires and serve the same to them. Likewise, our professional, experienced and trained trek leaders have thorough knowledge about the trekking trails, cultures, and life that thrives there. Henceforth, you are in the hands of experts who will smoothly and gradually lead your journey.

Similarly, the costs of our vacations offer excellent value for money. They’re priced to maintain our high standards and make your journey go as smoothly as possible. As a result, we combine high operator confidence with fair pricing to provide you with a memorable experience. Altogether, we value your time and satisfaction. Therefore we organize all treks with great care, attention, and effort to provide the finest of the best for you and make your experience worthwhile, rewarding, and extraordinary.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the Trek

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) (Walking Distance: 8 KM), Duration: 3 hours

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 10-12 KM), Duration: 6 hours

Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest View Hotel (Walking Distance: 3-4 KM), Duration: 3-4 Hours

Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) (Walking Distance: 10-11 KM), Duration: 5 Hours

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) (Walking Distance: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours

Day 08: Acclimatization Day - Hike to Nagerjun and return (Walking Distance: 5-6 KM) Duration: 4-5 Hours

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) (Walking Distance: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours

Day 10: Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) - Gorekshep (Distance: 14-15 KM) 8 Hours

Day 11: Gorakshep - Kala Pathar (5545m/18188ft) - Pheriche (4210m), (Distance: 13-14 KM) 7 Hours

Day 12: Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 14-15 KM), Duration: 7 Hours

Day 13: Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) (Walking Distance: 18-19 KM) Duration: 7 Hours

Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 15: Reserve day in Kathmandu

Day 16: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 5-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide and private transportation
  • Five nights’ accommodation with full board meals at Yeti Mountain Home including at Phakding, Namche and Lukla.
  • Best available twin sharing lodges for accommodation above Namche.
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • Nepal Hiking Team T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Soft drinks including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet and phone call unless its free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Margarita Padilla, United Kingdom

I have two nicknames for Nepal Hiking Team: 1. The “No Problem” team: 2. The “Can Do” team.  They made Everest Base Camp Trek a “can do” with “no problem” for our pair of two elderly ladies.

We did the Everest Base Camp Trek in April 2019. From the very first email till the end of our trip, nothing was too big or too small for Mr. Ganga Raj Thapa – the founding manager. He kept a perfect balance in giving a 100% attention to our safety and comfort. Our emails- each one of them were answered in less than 24 hours. Do you even sleep Mr Ganga?

NHT took great care of our interests and comfort by making a customary itinerary not just before the trek but during the trek as well. Concerned about the long trek up to Namche on Day 2? No problem. We can modify the itinerary to hike further on Day 1 so you have more time for that climb into Namche. Want to hike Kalapattar in the afternoon instead of the morning? Again, no problem in switching the days around. The most impressive “can do” and “no problem” was the helicopter flight Mr. Ganga from Gorakshep that Mr. Ganga arranged for us during our descend. Not of it was pre planned yet, he would make it look like slicing a block of butter!

A special five star shout out goes to our guide, Bhim and our porter Raj. To us, Bhim was the extention of Mr. Ganga. We were his sole concern and preoccupation during the trip. There was never a doubt in his mind that we would reach the base camp. It must be his confidence and encouragement that took us to the base camp. No one was prouder (and more relieved) to see these two older ladies reach their goal. Thank you, Bhim and Raj for being our cheer leaders.

The logistics and preparations from NHT were accurate and meticulous. From airport pick-up to the final farewell, NHT went way beyond their limits to make our trip successful. They even went out to upgrade the accommodation as per our ease. Thanks a lot NHT; we had a trip of a lifetime!

We’d definitely recommend NHT without a second thought.

Benjamin Voorhoeve, New Zealand

My whole family went to Nepal in May and we had a very detailed plan about specific things that I wanted with the whole journey. Upon my conversation with Mr. Ganga, everything was arranged for my family’s requirements. My mother was also with us and because of this, NHT arranged for a pony for her. The accommodations at the Yeti Mountain Homes were very comfortable. The best thing about the journey that I really liked was the flexibility. One of my family had a mild case of altitude sickness and so arrangements for her to stay at the hotel until we returned back after trekking further on was made. Everything was handled with care and no hassles. It was all very professional. We were provided with good transportation services, and the meals in the mountains were also of good quality. My two guides, Narayan and Paban were always on the lookout for my family and showed good care for them. The Himals were also gorgeous and the villages were very fascinating to explore. It was a good vacation with my family and Nepal Hiking Team’s good services and flexibility helped make vacation into what it is. It is one of the best trekking agencies and definitely is deserving of my recommendation.

Nicky N Prasad, Australia I had always wanted to do the Everest Trek, and when I finally had the opportunity, I was delighted with enthusiasm! I think I am also fortunate to have been in the company of Nepal Hiking Team because they gave me no reason whatsoever to companion about anything at all. Every service I received was top-notch, and I was always provided the best available services, from the food and guesthouses to the porter and guiding services. My guide was Paban, and he was very proficient at his work. He made sure that I was comfortable and had everything I needed. The trip was terrific, and I am so glad I was with NHT! Their prompt responses, their kind gestures, and the best organization of the trip had me convinced that I was with the professionals from the very beginning. My recommendation goes to Nepal Hiking Team for being one of Nepal's most reliant tour agencies!  
Jayadatta Narasipura, USA Dear Ganga and the entire team, We, Narasipura family would like to thank you and your team for making once in a lifetime experience possible. All three of us loved every minute we spent in the Himalayas and Nepal. After my EBC trek, I wanted to experience Himalayas again with my family. Your team made it possible. Every day, we knew what to expect because Paban explained us on previous evening and in the morning. In seven days, we trekked in the lush green forest, saw numerous waterfalls, were inside the clouds, refreshed ourselves in the river and stream water, took multiple breaks with tea, coffee. Even though it was very hard, especially from 3rd to 5th day, we managed to get over the fatigue to continue because of Paban, Gokul and Ganesh’s help and encouragement. They used to tell us to take it easy (Aaramse jayenke) then we can do it, no need to rush. Paban modified the plan/itinerary based on the time of the day and our physical condition. We always ended the day before 5pm. Paban was flexible and booked the best teahouses, he made our trek very enjoyable. On fourth day, we were scheduled to trek to Upper Sinuwa. He changed it, we stayed at Lower Sinuwa. Because of 4th day’s change of plan, he modified fifth day trek too. Every day, as soon as we woke up, we started off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, they served to us without fail. Enjoying first few minutes of the day looking the sunrise in the mountains with a hot drink was so peaceful and relaxing. At the end of every day, we had fun, talking, playing cards, and having delicious dinner with fresh fruits as dessert. It was a beautiful experience. Paban, Gokul and Ganesh treated us royally and with respect, we are grateful to them. Spending last two days of our trek in the Machapuchare and Annapurna basecamps were a bliss, surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range was just amazing, and unbelievable. On the last day of the trip, we loved the cultural tour of the three cities, we were mesmerized by the artwork. Hope we can come back and enjoy Nepal again. We appreciate everything you did for us to accomplish our dream trek. Datta Trip done between 9th to 18th May 2022
Richard, UK "After extensive research regarding which trekking company to entrust with helping me with my dream holiday I chose The Nepal Hiking Team. This was for a number of reasons.
  1. Ganga and his team were super flexible, quick to respond, and allowed me to build a bespoke holiday that suited my schedule.
  2. When things went wrong at my end, they were quick to come up with solutions to help me out
  3. They understood this was a once in a lifetime experience for me, and answered my many and varied questions.
Once I arrived in Nepal it was immediately clear I had made the right decision. I was picked up from the airport, and driven to the hotel where I met Ganga and my guide Dinesh. Dinesh checked that the equipment I had brought with me was suitable, and NHT provided me a down jacket. The next day we flew out of Kathmandu, to EBC and Island Peak. Dinesh looked after me for the next 12 days in the mountains. He is an expert on the local area. Point at any mountain, and he can tell you how high it is and what its name is. He has travelled extensively over the area for more than 8 years, and he uses this knowledge to enrich your holiday experience. Every hotel you stay in, he knows the owners, and ensures you get a comfortable room. Need your washing done, or a hot shower? He will recommend where (and where not!) to get it done. When you are walking the trails he can tell you how much further you have to go, what bits will be difficult, and which easier. If you are looking to book with Nepal Hiking, and are lucky enough to have Dinesh as a guide then you are going to have a fabulous trip"