Luxury Everest Base Camp Trekking

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Start fromUS $2440p/p

17 DaysKathmandu to Kathmandu Grade:

Destination: Nepal

Accomodation: 5 star hotel/ Luxurious mountain lodges

Highest Elevation: 5,545 m at Kala Patthar

Trekking days: 12 days

Best Season: Feb-June, Sep-Dec

Transport: Deluxe Car/ Jeep and flight

Trip Highlights:

  • Trek to Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp
  • Conquer high passes and glaciers
  • Follow in the footsteps of the Everest summiteers
  • Experience Sherpa villages and their cultures
  • Panoramic views of a number of mountains
  • Experience the luxurious stay in the lap of Everest

 

Mount Everest or Sagarmatha or Chomolungma, 8848 m, standing tall and proud on Earth is the most amazing thing. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp is the dream of most of the travellers and adventurers and moreover travelling luxuriously is exceptionally outstanding.

Everest base camp trekking has been popular ever since duo Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenjing Norgey Sherpa made their first successful ascend on Mount Everest in 1953. Following their successful ascend on this highest peak in the Earth, millions of people from across the globe have made it to the Everest base camp. The Everest base camp is popular primarily because the travellers are able to reach on the lap of the highest point on Earth and take incredible snaps of the majestic mountains including Mount Everest (8,848m),  Mt Lhotse (8516m), Mt Nuptse (7855m), Mt Pumori (7161m), Mt Changatse (7550m), Mt Lingterin (6679m), Mt Amadablam(6856m), Mt Thamserku (6723m), Mt Kangtega( 6685m), Mt.KusumKhagaru (6367m),Mt Kongde (6011m) and Mt Khumbila (5761m) to name a few.

Luxury Everest base camp trekking is very popular because of so many reasons. Nothing beats the thrill of conquering the mighty Everest and the views of astounding mountains, steepy landscapes and beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines, etc. You trek through the wonderful picturesque valleys, lush forests, Buddhist monasteries and old stone monuments in Sherpa villages while also exploring the local culture and traditions, floras and faunas. Luxury Everest base camp is one of the most frequently organized trekking packages tailored for your own ultimate experience.


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m

Day 02:Preparation day in Kathmandu

Day 03:Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs

Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs

Day 05:Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion

Day 06:Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs

Day 07:Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs

Day 08:Dingboche- Rest and acclimatize

Day 09:Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs

Day 10:Trek to Gorakshep 5,170 m and to Everest Base Camp 5,334 m

Day 11:Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m - 05 hrs

Day 12:Trek to Syangboche 3880m

Day 13:Walk downhill through Namche, Monjo to Phakding

Day 14:Trek back to Lukla - 04 hrs

Day 15:Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 16:Free day in Kathmandu with guided sightseeing tour

Day 17:Departure from Kathmandu

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup and drop by car
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • 4 nights 5 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis including breakfast
  • Full day sightseeing tour with a tour guide
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu by flight
  • 9 night’s luxurious teahouse and 3 nights normal lodge at mountain
  • Full board meals- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner and tea / coffee in cup during trek
  • Seasonal fruits and salads on every night stops
  • Clean drinking water and proper look after
  • Fully English speaking, licensed, qualified trekking guide(leader) and assistant guide as per the group
  • Potter service, 1 for 2 trekkers
  • Guide and porter's expenses, flights, food, travel, insurance, etc
  • All the entrance fees at the historical and religious sites
  • Everest Trekking Permit and TIMS card
  • First Aid Medical Kit
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket and duffel bags(if necessary, to be returned after)
  • Route maps and NAT t-shirt
  • Certificate of appreciation
  • All the government and local taxes

 

Cost Exclude

  • Visa fee and international flight
  • Meals at Kathmandu and all kinds of drinks before/after and during the trip
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Gratitude to the staffs

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu 1350mOn arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, Nepal Adventure Team staffs will receive you with a warm welcome and then transfer to respective hotel in the hub of Kathmandu. After refreshment, our guide /leader will brief you regarding hotels, Nepalese customs, culture, traditions and about tour to Everest Base Camp. You can look forward to the surprising welcome dinner. Dinner. 5 star hotel.

Day 02Preparation day in KathmanduWe separate this day for the preparation of the entire journey. You will be informed of all the trekking plans and the packing lists, what you can expect and how it can be more interesting. This day can be important to most of the people before beginning the journey. Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu is optional when if intended, you can visit a number of world heritage listed places .

Day 03Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs After having breakfast early on, head towards the domestic airport for a short scenic flight to Lukla. 35 mins is for the incredible views of snow capped mountains range with glimpse of Everest. From Lukla, after a refreshing break, follow your guide as the walk leads downhill and on gradual winding passes through several nice Sherpa traditional villages with cheerful smiles welcoming you. Your first overnight is at Phakding village by the glacial river Dudh Kosi. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Yeti Mountain Home.

Day 04Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs This morning walk is pleasant through beautiful alpine woodland of pines and rhododendron trees with views of snow capped peaks. Walk follows the river upstream crossing several bridges and entering the Sagarmatha National Park. This park is listed as the highest National Park and one of the World Heritage Sites. As the walk progresses, go all the way to Namche Bazaar, a wonderful village,where the colorful houses serving as hotels and lodges built in 'U' shape. Namche Bazaar will be the last place with modern facilities of ATM, banks, post office, cyber cafe, bakeries, restaurants, various shops and stores. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Yeti Mountain Home.

Day 05Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion Namche Bazaar an ideal spot for rest day and acclimatization before heading higher. Morning after breakfast take a short walk to the top of Namche at National Park headquarter area with a museum full of informations regarding Khumbu / Everest area of Sherpa religions,history, mountaineering to flora and fauna. This place offers stunning views of Ama-Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, Kwangde, Khumbila,Mt. Everest and Lhotse. Head back to lodge for lunch and explore around the market later on. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Yeti Mountain Home.

Day 06Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs After a pleasant day in Namche, morning trek leads uphill for a short while following a nice winding trail into rhododendron and pine trees enjoying the fabulous views of Ama-Dablam (one of the most beautiful peaks in all Himalaya). This nice walk also offers great views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Kwangde. The second half of the journey takes us through a pristine forest to Thyangboche Monastery. Here, the mountaineers get blessed from the high lama (priest) for better success and safe expedition. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Teahouse lodge.

Day 07Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs After breakfast, walk downhill through lovely rhododendron and pines forest to cross a bridge over Imja river. Make a moderate climb to reach at Pangboche village with houses built of stones (the last permanent village before Everest Base Camp). Leaving the tree lines behind, walk slowly to an exposed area with super views of Mt Ama-Dablam at close distance. Dingboche for overnight stop. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Teahouse with attached bathroom lodge.

Day 08Dingboche- Rest and acclimatize Another rest day at Dingboche for safe and enjoyable trekking.As the altitude gains rapidly from here onwards, having a rest day helps to acclimatize well to reach Everest Base Camp safe and sound. Dingboche offers stunning views North Face of Ama-Dablam, Island or Imjatse Peak, Nuptse and Lhotse mountains. A short high climb on the ridge provides views of world’s 5th highest Mt Makalu and Amphu Labtsa peak. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Teahouse with attached bathroom lodge.

Day 09Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs Morning walk follows an uphill path for an hour and then a nice pleasant walk to Thugla, located at the junction joining Pheriche valley, Dingboche and Cholatse pass, Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. After a lunch break at Thugla, climb up to the Khumbu Glacier with many memorials of unfortunate mountaineers and climbers. From here, a gradual walk to Lobuche for overnight stop. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Teahouse lodge.

Day 10Trek to Gorakshep 5,170 m and to Everest Base Camp 5,334 m Take the trail through once vast Gorakshep lake walking on Moraine and icy trails. Gorakshep with 4-5 nice lodges and the last place with lodge facilities before Everest Base Camp;continue your walk to the main highlight of this adventure, the Everest Base Camp walking over Moraine overlooking at Khumbu Icefall. Even though the walk is strenuous, you get to view Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori and enjoy the incredible moment for an hour at base camp. At last, return back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Teahouse lodge.

Day 11Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m - 05 hrs Start early to reach the highest point of this adventure with a steep climb for 2 hrs to Kala Patthar, which offer awesome panorama of surrounding giant peaks with Mt. Everest at stone throw distance towards East. After an incredible moment and with amazingly high spirit, head down to Gorakshep and continue trek to Pheriche valley for the overnight stop. Pheriche is a temporary settlement near Dingboche with more than 20 lodges and teahouses with grand views of Taboche, Cholatse, Ama-Dablam and Mt. Cho Oyu.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Teahouse with attached bathroom lodge.

Day 12Trek to Syangboche 3880m You'll have another beautiful hiking towards Syangboche with all kinds of paths, from normal plane to windings and ultimately uphill to Khumjung and Syangboche. Syangboche must be one of the best spots in the world from where it feels like the Everest is standing just in front of you. The charming view of Everest and other mountains is just extraordinary to watch from your seat in the hotel room.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Everest View Hotel.

Day 13Walk downhill through Namche, Monjo to Phakding On another day of trekking back towards Kathmandu, you will firstly hike downwards to the world's highest airport, Syangboche Airport. From there, take the enjoyable walks toward Namche just to cross over the 'Tenjing Hillary Bridge' to reach Monjo, a small village in Khumbu region. After a few hour trek, you'll reach Phakding again for the overnight stop.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Yeti Mountain Home.

Day 14Trek back to Lukla - 04 hrs A pleasant and relaxed walk enjoying the surrounding scenery as the trail leads back to Lukla on the last day walk of this fabulous adventure. Take few short uphill climb to get back to Lukla for last overnight stop around Khumbu and Everest.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Yeti Mountain Home.

Day 15Fly back to Kathmandu The morning flight takes you to Kathmandu in 35 mins. After breakfast, our city guide will take you on a half day tour around Kathmandu at your places of interest, as Kathmandu valley is full of ancient history and culture, full of world heritage sites and monuments. You can do souvenir shopping and exploring around.
Breakfast, Dinner. 5 star hotel.

Day 16Free day in Kathmandu with guided sightseeing tourNepal Adventure Team allows a free and spare day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay and cancellation in Lukla which can happen sometime due to unfavorable weather conditions. And it’s time to explore more about Nepalese way in the Kathmandu valley. Covering as much places as possible from where we left last time, is our main target. The wonderful night is for non-other than farewell dinner for everyone.
Breakfast, Farewell dinner. 5 star hotel.

Day 17Departure from Kathmandu Your last day in the amazing Nepal. As per international flight time, our staff will transfer you to the airport for your flight back home or to next port of call after an enjoyable adventure to Everest Base Camp with utmost grand service of Nepal Adventure Team and its guides and porters.

useful Info

Passport & Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa must be the easiest one though. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees and valid passport.
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100
For more information, please contact Department of Immigration.
Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
E-mail: mail@immi.gov.np.
Website: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/


Means of Transport

Airplane, bus or car and walking. All the cost is already included unless otherwise noted.

 

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.

Solo Travellers

We have arranged for the single traveller to pay for the single trip only. He has to share the accommodation with other person of same sex though while he can also join the other groups.

 

Foods and Accommodations

All meals are provided during trek while only breakfast and dinner will be available in Kathmandu. Generally, traditional Nepalese(daal, bhat, curry and pickle), Tibetan, Continental, Indian and other cuisines are available in the local lodges/teahouses. There will also be welcome and farewell dinner for guests in Kathmandu.

In Kathmandu, youll be staying in the 5 star hotel on twin-sharing basis. On trekking,accommodations are simple yet comfortable on mountain lodges. Toilets and bathrooms need to be shared in simple teahouses but its attached in the luxurious teahouse while you have to pay for the hot water bath in the mountain.
Note: Single room is always available but only on special request and spending extra bucks.

 

Health and Fitness required

No previous experience is required since its a moderate trek. But you being a healthy person, physically and mentally is very important. It is better if we prepare ourselves few days/weeks prior to the start of the trek by jogging and running regularly since well be walking a lot of ups and downs in the hills, ridges, villages and mountains. Participants with the pre-existing medical conditions should inform us beforehand.

 

First Aid Kit/High Altitude Sickness

Nepal Adventure Team strongly suggests that you have your own personal first aid or medical kit. This trip takes you to a height above 4000m within few days but the slow walks and regular stops between the walks will help you acclimatize on high altitude saving you from the high altitude sickness called AMS(acute mountain sickness). Gaining altitude without proper consideration of AMS is fatal. Hence, rest in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche is really necessary for the acclimatization.

 

Your Guide and Porter

Since the mountain trekking take you to the remote places over high altitudes, the leader should have a significant knowledge in the field so that he can wonderfully and safely lead you there clearing any obstacles on the way. We,Nepal Adventure Team can proudly say that our guides are highly qualified for the role. They are fully  trained, experienced and licensed. They have undergone through a whole lot of trainings to make themselves useful in various situations and to make your journey a smooth and pleasant one.

Our porters are always fully equipped with the gears they need and as per the company policy, they are always insured and completely looked after. They are our backbone. We allow maximum weight of 25kg to be carried by one porter. We make sure that they are well paid and well treated.

 

Best Time to Travel

The best time for trekking to the Everest Base Camp is Spring(March to May) and Autumn(September to November) because the weather is warm and  moderate while the view and visibility is the best. The winter and the summer is the less frequented times because of the cold and the monsoon rain respectively.

 

Equipments and Packing Lists

After booking with Nepal Adventure Team, please pack necessary items as listed:
1. Travel documents: passport, visa(if you have), travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 2)
2. Bank card or credit cards, travellers cheque, etc
3. Comfortable boots and runners/sports shoes.
4. 6-8 pairs of socks woolen / cotton.
5. Fleece jacket, Down / Duvet Jacket and Rain / windproof jacket.
6. Gloves- 2 pairs.
7. T-shirts 4-6 pcs, shirts(woolen/cotton).
8. A cap for day and a woolen hat or Balaclava for evening / morning wear.
9. Trousers.
10. Short and tracksuits.
11. Sleeping bag (4 seasons)  with inner liner.
1.  Large and small towels.
2.  Toiletries.
3.  Water bottle.
4.  Sun /snow glass.
5.  Ski / walking poles(optional but useful).
6.  First Aid/medical kit.
7.  Rucksack / backpack.
8.  Duffel Bags(carried by porters or animals).
9.  Torch / Flashlights with spare batteries.
10.  Pen knife/ Swiss knife.
11.  Scarf / mask(for dust and wind).
12.  Personal hygiene stuffs.
13.  Any other extras you feel is necessary like binocular, cameras, books, journals, and more.

 

Precautionary Note

Trekking has been long established in Nepal,so the itineraries are modified and moderated in such a way that you can take it easy and slow. DO NOT RUSH AND ENJOY. There is plenty of time and guide will keep track of you all the time. It might be a bit harder or a bit more colder but you will get used to it.

 

Additional Money

Every traveller is different and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks while other on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund($200), etc before you pack up and leave.

 

Trip Specific Safety

Your guide is always there for your safety concerns and looking after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. The hotels have the safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.

 

A Couple of Rules

Possession or using of any illegal drugs is totally intolerable. Its because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such case.

 

Responsible Tourism

Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favour of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too, have an important role to
a. respect the local laws, custom and their beliefs
b. always ask for permission before doing something in the local or consult to the leader
c. keep the area same as you found it as, wherever you go and dispose of rubbish
d. support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.

 

Feedback and Reviews

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Additional Information

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Trip Note

The groups safety is very important for us. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Even though every effort is made to go as planned, a little change might occur in the itinerary because of weather conditions, health condition of a person, unexpected natural disasters, etc. So youre advised to be flexible in such cases.


In event of flight cancellation/delay in/out of Lukla:

Due to bad weather conditions(might even happen in best season), it is very likely that the flight to/from Lukla could be delayed or cancelled so make sure you have a day or two extra in your plan.

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