Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek - 13 Days

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Lukla- Namche- EBC- Kathmandu
  • Trip Style: Luxury Adventure
  • Age Group: 10 or Above
  • Trip Type: Private
  • Trip Method: Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant
  • Max. Altitude: 5545m
  • Best Season: March - May/ September- December
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The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is a harmonious trekking plan that unites the Everest region's elegance with ultimate comfort and luxury. The magnificence of the mountains will first leave you speechless, the comfortable luxury with which you experience it will then turn you into a lifelong storyteller.

First of all, trekking to the Khumbu region, a paradise of its own, is a luxury. The Everest Luxury Trek then adds the best services and refinement on top of it.

As you trace your trail on a splendid journey into the mountains, you'll still feel like you never left the comfort of your home. After all, true luxury is a meaningful sense of belonging.

This luxurious trek to Everest Base Camp ensures the finest services, hospitality, and indulgence, whether you are acclimatizing in the bustling Namche Bazaar, treading through the meditative Tengboche monastery, or absorbing regal mountain views from Kala Patthar.

The Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek is different from the standard trek to the Everest region in many ways. First of all, this trek plan incorporates the finest accommodations and cuisines during the entire journey. After you arrive in Nepal, you will be hosted at The Kathmandu Marriott Hotel, a 5-star establishment. Similarly, you’ll also dine and spend the night at the best lodges of Manjo, Namche, Tasingwa, and Debuche during the rest of the journey.

On places where standard accommodation isn’t available during the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek, you’ll sleep at luxurious tented camps where our staff will ensure top-tier food and hospitality.

Even in the remotest of places, all accommodation stops will have a hot shower, hot bags, towels, free hot beverages, unlimited food and soups, and comfortable bedding among other amenities.

Second, you’ll take a scenic helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla. This avoids having to board a plane to Lukla, which has its own set of hurdles given the limited capacity of the Lukla Airport.

Third, our team works hard to ensure you have a cozy and snug stay at all stops. We’ll work out with the lodges to ensure all rooms are heated with an electric or gas heater. The rooms will be heated beforehand to make sure you sleep warm during the entirety of the night.

Fourth, acclimation days on this luxury trek itinerary are intentionally longer than on the standard EBC trek for a reason. You’ll get a total of 5 acclimatization days - two days in Namche, two in Dingboche, and one in Tasinga.

This way, we’ll be spending a significant number of days (and nights) at altitudes of 3,000 to 4,500m. This eliminates all possibility of altitude-related complications during the trek. Resting well also lets you take the most out of the entire trek, ensuring you don’t lose the view to fatigue and weakness.

Additionally, we consider our staff and team to be a part of the luxury experience on this trek. Experienced and hospitable, our guides are also trained (and encouraged) to guarantee a pleasant experience for you.

Finally, you’ll conclude the trek by boarding a helicopter from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. This means that even if the luxury trek is the same length as the standard EBC trek, you’ll explore significantly more locations, and don’t have to pass through the same spot twice during return.

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Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek Highlights

  • 5-star accommodation in Kathmandu (Kathmandu Marriott Hotel)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites Exploration in Kathmandu
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Glorious trekking trail that passes through the gushing Dudh Koshi River and alpine vegetation
  • An intimate look into Sherpas, the guardians of the mountains, their rich culture, and flavorsome cuisines
  • Magnificent monasteries, stupas, and prayer wheels embellish the trekking route
  • Everest Base Camp, entrance to the mighty Mt. Everest
  • Khumbu Glacier, the highest glacier on the planet
  • Panoramic mountain views from Kala Patthar

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek Cost

The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek Cost starts from 3000 USD per individual.

Compared to the ordinary trekking plan to Everest Base Camp, the luxury itinerary includes far better accommodation, starting from Kathmandu. To ensure comfort and eliminate the chances of altitude-related issues, we also spend more days for acclimatization. Additionally, the trek features a helicopter return from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. There are also unlimited meal choices.

Sublime Trails especially appoints the best staff and guides from its team for the Luxury Everest Trek. They dedicate every hour of their service to make sure you're warm, comfortable, and well taken care of in the mountains.

For all these reasons, the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek comes at a premium booking price. Considering the ingredients of this paramount journey, we believe our booking price is the best value for any trip you'll find.

Refer to the table below for a detailed breakdown of the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek cost.

Group Size
Everest Luxury Trek Cost
1 person
3850 USD per person
2-3 pax
3500 USD per person
4-5 pax
3300 USD per person
6-10 pax
3100 USD per person
More than 10
3000 USD per person

Route Map

Route Map for Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek - 13 Days Itinerary

  • Day 1:Arrival in NepalAltitude: 1400m
  • Day 2:Fly to Lukla and trek to MonjoAltitude: 2835m, Duration: 4 Hours
  • Day 3:Trek to NamcheAltitude: 3440m, Duration: 5 hours
  • Day 4:Acclimatization at Namche and Hike to Everest View HotelAltitude: 3800m, Duration: 3 Hours
  • Day 5:Trek to TashingaAltitude: 3450m, Duration: 3 Hours
  • Day 6:Trek to Debuche via Tengboche monasteryAltitude: 3985m, Duration: 4 Hours
  • Day 7:Trek To DingbocheAltitude: 4410m, Duration: 5-6 Hours
  • Day 8:Acclimatization at Dingboche and Hike to Nagartsang HillAltitude: 5030m, Duration: 4 hours
  • Day 9:Trek to LobucheAltitude: 4910m, Duration: 6 Hours
  • Day 10:Trek to Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp HikeAltitude: 5364m, Duration: 5 Hours
  • Day 11:Hike to Kala Patthar and Helicopter Flight to KathmanduAltitude: 5,545m
  • Day 12:Rest and Relax in KathmanduAltitude: 1400m
  • Day 13:Departure

Day 1:Arrival in Nepal

Arrival in Nepal
  • Max Altitude1400m
  • AccommodationMarriott Hotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner

A Sublime Trails representative will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Scan for a delightful face holding your name placard at the international terminal.

After bag checks and paperwork for on-arrival visa requirements, you’ll be shuttled to The Kathmandu Marriott Hotel.

You’ll probably not want to do much today. After a flavorful welcome dinner from Sublime Trails, it’s time to sleep off that jetlag and prepare your body for the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek.

Day 2:Fly to Lukla and trek to Monjo

Fly to Lukla and trek to Monjo
  • Max Altitude2835m
  • AccommodationYeti Mountain Home
  • MealsBLD
Activities: Domestic flight and 4 hours of trekking

Today, you’ll get a better taste of what the upcoming journey entails. We take a scenic helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla. You’ll get to see a bird’s eye view of the cities, lush vegetation, and the elaborate mountain ranges to the north.

The helicopter ride to Lukla takes 30 minutes. We land at the Lukla airport at an altitude of 2,800 meters, making it one of the highest airports in the world.

The cool breeze and surrounding mountains will gesture that you are now away from bustling Kathmandu, in the sphere of the mountains on your Everest Base Camp Luxury Trekking. We’ll embark on a comfortable 5-6 hours of Trek from Lukla to Monjo. Located at 2835 meters altitude, Monjo is a small settlement populated with teahouses. You will be staying at Yeti Mountain Home, arguably the best establishment in the area.

Day 3:Trek to Namche

Trek to Namche
  • Max Altitude3440m
  • AccommodationYeti Mountain Home
  • MealsBLD

You commence your trek to Namche Bazaar on this day after eating a filling breakfast at Monjo. This day's trek, which lasts roughly 6-7 hours, will give you your first taste of the difficulties of the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek.

You must submit your trek permits in Monjo. From here, you'll enter Sagarmatha National Park.  The trek to Namche Bazaar is essentially an ascent from Monjo. Along the way, many people tie prayer flags to suspension bridges. The trekking trail traces the gushing Dudh Koshi River as you absorb the view that comes with it.

Namche Bazar, 3,440 meters, is the busiest and the last proper commercial travel hub in the Everest Region. You can walk around Namche in the evening if you have the energy. If not, we will acclimate for the night and explore the town the following day. Our stay today will be at Yeti Mountain Home.

Day 4:Acclimatization at Namche and Hike to Everest View Hotel

Acclimatization at Namche and Hike to Everest View Hotel
  • Max Altitude3800m
  • AccommodationYeti Mountain Home
  • MealsBLD

Namche serves as the first acclimatization location for the Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek. The elevation change from 1400 meters in Kathmandu to 3400 meters in Namche in less than two days can otherwise be exhausting and cause altitude sickness. Acclimatizing at this altitude, you’ll get an opportunity to hike to the nearby villages of Khunde and Khumjung. If you’re longing for stunning views of the entire Everest region, you can also trek to the Everest View Hotel.

One of the magnificent monasteries in Khumjung houses the alleged skull of a Yeti. An image of the Yeti can also be seen in an art gallery there. You can visit vantage points like Hillary ViewPoint if you think the trek has been easy for you and you still have a lot of strength and stamina.

You can also pay a visit to a school set up by Sir Edmund Hillary: Khumjung Secondary School. For dinner, we stroll back to Yeti Mountain Home after the acclimatization hike.

Day 5:Trek to Tashinga

Trek to Tashinga
  • Max Altitude3450m
  • AccommodationEverest Summit Lodge
  • MealsBLD

On the sixth day of Everest Base Camp Luxury Trekking, you will be heading to the delightful hamlet of Tashinga. Khunde and Khumjung were Sir Edmund Hillary’s favorite places in the Khumbu region. Located near these places, Tashinga’s Everest Summit Lodge provides a much-needed resting place after the trek from Namche.

The trek from Namche to Tashinga takes roughly two hours. The trail isn’t very steep. After 15 minutes of a slightly steep trail, you’ll tread through fairly level grounds. We’ll have to descend a bit to reach Everest Summit Lodge on the final part of today’s journey.

The scenery is spectacular during the trail. Mt. Amadablam especially gets its much-deserved spotlight from Everest Summit Lodge.

Day 6:Trek to Debuche via Tengboche monastery

Trek to Debuche via Tengboche monastery
  • Max Altitude3985m
  • AccommodationYeti Mountain Home
  • MealsBLD

As with most trekking days, you will hike for 5-6 hours today. You will first trek to the Tengboche Monastery after an energizing meal at Tasinga.

The Tengboche Monastery is the largest gumba in the Khumbu region. Rebuilt after an earthquake in 1934 and a fire in 1989, more than 15,000 tourists visit this monastery every year.

After heading out to the monastery and learning of its rich history and culture, with the scenic Himalayan view on your side, it is time to head out to Debuche. Debuche is a 30-minute descent from the monastery and houses the luxurious Yeti Mountain Home where we’ll spend the night.

Day 7:Trek To Dingboche

Trek To Dingboche
  • Max Altitude4410m
  • AccommodationStupa Inn
  • MealsBLD
  • Heated Room and attached bathroom
  • Hot Shower

Dingboche is your final destination for today and you will reach there by the evening. While Everest hides from view because of the ridges, Mt. Nuptse and Lhotse get their spotlight today. The views of Island Peak and Ama Dablam are equally spectacular.

You'll notice the trail becoming increasingly devoid of tree lines as you get closer to Dingboche. Walking each mile requires more resilience as the altitude rises. To ensure your Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek remains comfortable and pleasant, we’ll spend two nights acclimatizing in Dingboche.

Our stay, Hotel Stupa Inn, features comfortable rooms with an attached bathroom and extra arrangements to shield you from the unforgiving mountain chills at night.

Day 8:Acclimatization at Dingboche and Hike to Nagartsang Hill

Acclimatization at Dingboche and Hike to Nagartsang Hill
  • Max Altitude5030m
  • AccommodationStupa Inn
  • MealsBLD
  • Heated Room and attached bathroom
  • Hot Shower

We will walk around the beautiful places at Dingboche, as we did during our stay at Namche. This bolsters our mission of getting acclimatized to the dropping oxygen levels. It also prepares us for our ascent to Everest Base Camp.

This will be the first day of your Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek journey when you will reach altitudes above 5000 meters. During the acclimatization hike, you'll get to the 5083-meter-high Nangkartshang peak.

Nangkartshang Peak, a popular tourist destination that can be reached in about five hours, offers beautiful views of Tawache, Pumori, Everest, Lhotse, and Island Peak, as well as other prominent mountains in the Khumbu region. You can also go to Chhukung, a fantastic viewpoint of Mount Makalu. We’ll return to Dingboche after the acclimatization hike and spend the night here.

Day 9:Trek to Lobuche

Trek to Lobuche
  • Max Altitude4910m
  • AccommodationAlpine Eco Lodge
  • MealsBLD
  • Heated Room and Common Bathrom
  • Bucket washing water

From Dingboche to Lobuche, the ninth day of your Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek entails a five-hour hike. You'll begin your hike to Pheriche after breakfast at Dingboche.

Thugla, at a height of 4600 meters, is the next rest stop on this day's hike. Due to the low oxygen levels, the hike will undoubtedly be more challenging on the ascent to Lobuche, signaling us to go slow. Nonetheless, look forward to amazing glimpses of Mt. Nuptse, Tawache, and the Khumbu glacier from Lobuche.

On the trail, you’ll also get a chance to pay homage to the memorial of fallen heroes on their ascent to Everest.

Day 10:Trek to Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp Hike

Trek to Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp Hike
  • Max Altitude5364m
  • AccommodationSnowland Guest House
  • MealsBLD
  • Normal room and Common Bathrom
  • Bucket washing water

It is finally that day! The final destination of the trek today will be Everest Base Camp.

First, you’ll trek through rough trails that take you to Gorak Shep in four hours. We will spend an hour at Gorak Shep for lunch and some rest. The hike to Everest Base Camp gets more exciting as you get closer to the Khumbu glacier after a proper meal. After all, walking across a frozen lakebed is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

You'll get to Everest Base Camp after a steep climb and descent. If the trek from Gorak Shep to the Base Camp sounds too tiring, you can take a horseback ride for your ease.

It might come as a surprise to learn that the Everest Base Camp does not offer the most breathtaking views of the mountain. The best views of Everest are actually from Kala Patthar on the early morning hike tomorrow.

After a memorable photography session at Everest Base Camp, we return to Snowland Guest House to conclude the day with a flavorful dinner.

Day 11:Hike to Kala Patthar and Helicopter Flight to Kathmandu

Hike to Kala Patthar and Helicopter Flight to Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude5,545m
  • AccommodationMarriott Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

You’ll trek to Kala Patthar today, a popular landmark also known as the viewpoint of the Everest region. Full ascent to Kala Patthar usually takes 1.5 to 2 hours.

Kala Patthar offers magnificent views of Mt. Everest, a lot better than from the base camp. The panoramic view includes Mt. Nuptse, Changtse, Lhotse, etc.

We then return to our guest house for breakfast. After breakfast, you’ll board a helicopter on your return trip to Kathmandu.

Day 12:Rest and Relax in Kathmandu

Rest and Relax in Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude1400m
  • AccommodationMarriott Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast and Farewell Dinner
  • Enjoy Spa and Message at the hotel
  • Join the farewell party in the evening

This is a buffer day in the Luxury Everest Trek itinerary to account for flight delays. If you arrive in Kathmandu on schedule, you can visit the World Heritage sites (Swoyambhu, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and the glorious Durbar squares).

This will also be the day to rest and rejuvenate before your international flight back home. Feel free to shop around the streets of Kathmandu for souvenirs. Look forward to a relaxing farewell dinner from Sublime Trails.

Day 13:Departure

  • MealsBreakfast

There will be a brief farewell program. If you have an international flight back home today, Sublime Trails will duly shuttle you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. This concludes your Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek. It is finally time to return with a rich collection of stories to tell.

Meanwhile, if you plan to stay longer in Nepal, feel free to ask for trip recommendations, or choose Sublime Trails for yet another adventurous trip to the mountains.

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Cost Includes / Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Mariott Kathmandu hotel for 4 nights
  • Yeti Mountain Home Accommodation in Namche and Manjo and Debuche
  • Everest Summit Lodge in  Lukla, Tasinga
  • Best availiable Mountain lodge in Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorekshep
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner during the trek inside the accommodation.
  • All land transportation with pickups and drops
  • Domestic Flight to Lukla
  • Fresh fruits service during the trek
  • Professional, friendly trekking guide and Assistant guide for the trek ( 1 Assistant guide will be provided between 7 people)
  • 1 porter for two people (A porter can carry up to 25 kg)
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Fee
  • TIMS Card
  • Down jacket, Sleeping bag, Sublime Duffel bag, Hiking poles, Sublime T-short etc.
  • Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and the Tax department
  • All the necessary insurance for the guides and porters
  • First Aid service in case of minor injuries
  • Salary, food, and accommodation for guides and porters
  • One-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects (We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any reason
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the Sublime crew

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek - 13 Days 2023-2024 Booking Dates

  •  You can surf through the available departure dates below.
  •  The departure date is the first day of your trip, i.e. Day 01 of the itinerary.
  • This trip is mostly done in a private group, so we can provide more flexibility with your departure date.
  • If you do not find a suitable date below, contact us to get a more appropriate departure date.
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Start DateStart: SaturdaySep 30, 2023End DateEnd: ThursdayOct 12, 2023PricePriceUS$3850StatusStatusGuaranteed

Trip Essential Information

Permits and Fees

For the Everest Luxury Trek, you need a national park entry permit and a local entrance permit. These fees are applicable to all foreign nationals. Sublime Trails bears both permit fees for our guests so you don’t have to worry about it.

The local entrance permit is also known as the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit. The fee is Rs. 2,000 per person. This is intended to go towards the development fund of the municipality.

Meanwhile, the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit fee is Rs. 3,000 per person. This fee is levied by Nepal Government in order to preserve the natural state of Sagarmatha National Park and conserve its flora and fauna.

Documents and Visa Procedure for Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek

A valid passport, national park permit, and local government permit are the only documents that you’ll need. As mentioned earlier, Sublime Trails will take care of the permits for you.

Meanwhile, you’ll have to make visa arrangements yourself. Nepal issues visas on Arrival for foreign nationals, which you can get after landing at Tribhuvan International Airport. However, you can also get your Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions in your country if you wish to avoid the Visa queue during peak travel seasons.

You can get a Visa valid for either 15, 30, or 90 days, each costing $30, $50, and $125 respectively. Meanwhile, there are some countries that have done reciprocal Visa waiver agreements with Nepal, meaning nationals from these countries do not need to pay Visa fees (for specified periods).

To see if you’re from a country on this list, visit this information page from the Government of Nepal, Department of Immigration.

Comfortable Accommodation on Everest Luxury Trek

Everest Luxury lodge trek private room with attached bathroom

Sublime Trails ensures you are hosted at the finest accommodation stops during your luxurious trek to Everest Base Camp. The names of lodges where we will spend our nights are mentioned on the itinerary. We have a sound relationship with their managers and staff, and they’re willing to go out of their way to ensure you have a pleasant stay.

All lodges mentioned have state-of-the-art services that include the best that can be done in their location. They feature nourishing food, hospitable staff, and well-heated rooms. Dining rooms are spacious and heated with most featuring elaborate mountain views.

We constantly scour each location and keep an updated database to make sure our guests are hosted at the best lodge at every stop. 

Meals on EBC Luxury Trek

meals during Everest base camp luxury trek

This trek features traditional, Asian, and Western foods.

Bread, sausages, butter, hot tea, and coffee are available at all accommodation stops. Furthermore, you can enjoy the flavorsome Dal Bhat, a Nepalese staple, at every hotel.

With improved infrastructure, most hotels now also provide various pastry items straight from the oven. You’ll also get to relish numerous cuisines prepared from Himalayan potatoes. Additionally, expect to taste flavorful soups prepared with a rich blend of locally sourced spices.

While we encourage you to try out all cuisines offered during the trip, note that consuming caffeinated items and alcoholic beverages may make your treks difficult. Instead, consume more fresh vegetables, soups, and all other delicious gourmets available. 

Here’s a sample meal plan:

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, Porridge, Eggs, Pancakes, various kinds of bread, Toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, Honey, Tibetan bread or Chapati, fruits, Hot beverages(tea, coffee, milk, etc.)

Lunch: Nepalese Dal Bhat, Soups, Tibetan Bread, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Thukpa, Pasta and Macaroni, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk Noodles, Potato Items, Desserts

Dinner: Nepalese Dal Bhat, Soups, Tibetan Bread, Thukpa, Tenduk Noodles, Pasta and Macaroni, Salads, Potato Items, Desserts

Weather/ Best Time For EBC Luxury Trek

view of Kala Patthar on the way to Gorakshep

The best time for the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is the spring and autumn seasons. The former of the two seasons falls from March to May in Nepal and the latter falls from September to December.

These are also the travel seasons all over Nepal, as the weather is clear and mountain views are spectacular.

Winter, on the other hand, can also be a good time to go on a peaceful hike. However, the snowing season makes combating cold extra difficult. Nonetheless, the mountains look lively during winter because of the excess snow.

Summer trekking is also feasible, but there are higher chances of rainfall and flight cancellations.

After carefully analyzing weather conditions, view, and comfort, we organize all our Everest Luxury treks in spring and autumn. 

Acclimatization During Everest Luxury Trek in Comfort

There are a total of 5 days on the Ultimate Everest Base Camp Luxury Tour for acclimatization. This is considerably longer than in the standard trekking itinerary to Everest Base Camp. There are two acclimatization days in Namche, two in Dingboche, and one in Tasinga.

Acclimatizing at lower altitudes is essential before we resume our trek to higher altitudes. As you ascend, the oxygen levels decrease, and your body needs time to adjust. Gradually ascending, taking rest days, and staying well-hydrated prevent altitude sickness.

Increasing the number of acclimatization days makes the rest of the hike a lot more pleasant. You’re basically combating fatigue and altitude-related complications that can occur during the rest of the trek.

Note that acclimatizing doesn’t necessarily mean resting at the locations. While resting at these locations, you’ll also get an opportunity to explore the surrounding highlights and even hike to better viewpoints of the area. 

Gear, Porters, and Packing Checklist

Sublime Trails bears the service cost of porters on the luxury trek.

Each porter will carry a maximum of 20-25 kgs (45-55 lbs) during the trip. One porter is assigned to two trekkers. Thus, plan to take no more than 10-12 kgs of baggage during the trek.

Nonetheless, you can discount the weight of essential items that you plan to carry yourself. This includes snacks, camera equipment, sunscreen, water bottles, etc. that you’ll use at any point on the trail.

If you don’t want to purchase gear for a one-time use, Sublime Trails provides the most essential gear on a should-return policy.

Meanwhile, here’s an approximate packing checklist. Note that this list is not all-inclusive. Consult with our representative while you’re planning the trip and our representative will give you a more personalized recommendation.


  • Waterproof pants
  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • A broad-brimmed hat
  • Short and long-sleeved t-shirts that absorb moisture
  • Hiking socks
  • A warm, heavy jacket made of fleece or down
  • Fleece pants for warmth
  • A rain poncho
  • Light gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • A neck gaiter or bandana
  • Innerwear
  • Camp shoes or tennis shoes
  • A lightweight windbreaker
  • Two pairs of trekking pants
  • Sock liners (optional)
  • A sweatshirt (optional)

Trekking Gear & Supplies:

  • A duffle bag for carrying gear (provided if trekking with Sublime Trails)
  • A 40L daypack for carrying essentials on the trail
  • A waterproof cover for the daypack
  • Water bottles or a hydration bladder (e.g., CamelBak)
  • A sleeping bag rated for cold temperatures (-18°C/0°F) (provided)
  • Trekking poles
  • A headlamp with spare batteries
  • A lightweight water filter or iodine tablets
  • Hand warmers
  • A travel pillow or pillowcase
  • A stuff sack for the sleeping bag
  • Drybags in different sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes and shoes
  • A camera with extra batteries and memory cards (optional)
  • Small locks for the duffle bag and daypack
  • A sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • A quick-drying trekking towel (optional)


  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm with sunscreen
  • Toilet paper
  • Moleskin, medical tape, and/or duct tape for blisters
  • Pain relievers like Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal prescriptions
  • Antibiotics for travelers' diarrhea
  • Anti-chafe balm
  • Diaper rash cream (for rashes or chafing)
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Razor (as needed)
  • Shampoo
  • Wet wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Feminine hygiene products (as needed)
  • Face lotion
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair ties
  • Earplugs (for sleeping)

Additional Supplies:

  • A portable solar charger or power bank
  • A book
  • A journal and pen
  • Playing cards

Important Documents:

  • Passport (needed for registration at the entry gate)
  • Visa (can be obtained upon arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Cash ($200-300 recommended)
  • Travel Insurance


Training for the trek ensures you are physically prepared for the journey ahead. One effective way to start your training is by hiking in the hills near your home.

The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is a challenging journey, but one that is achievable for most people. Individuals ranging from 7-year-old children to older adults have completed this trek.

Nonetheless, to undertake the trek to Everest Base Camp, you do need to maintain a good level of physical fitness and overall good health. The trek involves walking long distances, ascending steep slopes, and navigating uneven terrain, so it does require some strength and endurance. While you don't need to be a professional athlete, you should be in reasonably good shape.

If you want a workout plan at the gym, here’s one recommended by Sublime Trails:

Cardio (3-4 times per week):

  • Brisk walking, cycling, or swimming for 30-45 minutes.
  • Gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts over time.
  • Incorporate high-intensity interval training (HIIT) sessions
  • Aim for at least one longer duration cardio session per week

Strength (2-3 times per week):

  • Squats, lunges, step-ups, and calf raises.
  • Planks, Russian twists, and mountain climbers.
  • Push-ups, pull-ups (or assisted variations), and shoulder presses.
  • 2-3 sets of 10-15 repetitions for each exercise, gradually increasing the resistance with time.

Endurance (1-2 times per week):

  • Longer hikes or walks to simulate the demands of trekking.
  • Aim for 2-3 hours of continuous activity

Flexibility and Mobility (3-4 times per week):

  • Stretching exercises to improve flexibility and prevent muscle tightness.
  • Focus on stretching your hamstrings, quadriceps, calves, hip flexors, and shoulders.
  • Incorporate activities like yoga or Pilates to improve overall flexibility, balance, and core strength.

Additionally, shedding a few pounds makes the trek much easier on your body. Losing weight reduces the strain on your joints and helps improve your overall fitness level. However, we strongly advise you to approach weight loss healthily and sustainably.

Aim to consume a variety of whole foods, such as lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats. For instance, incorporate foods like grilled chicken or fish, fresh salads, quinoa, nuts, and avocados into your meals. Stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout your training and the trek itself.

While you should push yourself during training, overdoing it may be counterintuitive. You don’t want to be injured just on the eve of your journey. 

Wifi, Electricity, and Communication

All lodges on the trekking trails on the luxury trek accommodation plan have electricity. You don’t have to worry about your phone or camera being dead. That’s the last thing you’d want on a scenic journey like this!

Uploading a photo on social media or keeping your family updated are both irresistible during the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek. Thankfully, you can also have internet access at lodges throughout the route. If you purchase a Prepaid Wifi Card from Everest Link, you’ll be able to conveniently use wifi at all lodges where we’ll spend our nights.

Everest Link offers high-speed broadband internet services in the Everest region, and even at Everest Base Camp! Last time we checked, you can buy a 30-day, 10 GB plan at Rs. 1,999 (~$16) or a 30-day, 20 GB plan at Rs. 2,999 (~$23).

Furthermore, Sublime Trails maintains a 24-hour call line for our guests and staff. Your family members can call the hotline and receive updates about your trip, or talk to you directly.


  • The trek includes best-in-town accommodations and dining choices at all stops. Every staff member is trained to ensure your trek remains enjoyable. Additionally, adequate acclimatization and helicopter return make the trek a lot more pleasant.

  • Yes, the EBC luxury trek is a lot easier to do because of adequate acclimatization, comfortable accommodation, relaxed trekking pace, and helicopter return after you've reached Everest Base Camp.

  • You'll be hosted at the 5-star Marriott Hotel in Kathmandu. Similarly, all lodges up on the Everest Base Camp trekking trail are state-of-art service and hospitality providers. In all honesty, however, accommodation at Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep may be a bit modest as that is the best the locations can provide. There are no better lodges in these areas.

  • Yes, lodges up to Debuche provide electric blankets that will keep you warm all night. Nonetheless, as we go higher from these stops, the rooms are either heated or have some sort of heating arrangement to ensure you have a sound sleep throughout the night.

  • All accommodations during the EBC Luxury Trek are private with most providing attached bathroom facilities. However, you will have to use a shared bathroom for two nights only in Gorakshep and Lobuche.

  • Yes, anyone who has adventurous spirits can take on the trek. Apart from normal trekkers who find their kick in the huffs and puffs, we've had senior citizens and even families with young children complete the trek with no issues.

  • All accommodation stops have hygienic drinking water, warm or cold as you please. During the entirety of the trek, you'll carry a personal water bottle or other hydration arrangements like a CamelBak. If you're too concerned about traveler's diarrhea, consider carrying water purification tablets.

  • You'll have to make your own travel insurance arrangements. As our travel insurance recommendations vary by country, contact us if you need help figuring one out in yours. Remember to ask if they cover the cost of a helicopter rescue, as it's always best to prepare for the worst.


  • Yes, communication is vital during the Everest Base Camp Luxury trek. Sublime Trails only recruits guides that have an excellent command of the English language. They'll provide all safety measures during the trail, tell you lesser-known insights about the region, and even narrate personal stories if you're willing to listen.

  • We recommend carrying cash (Nepalese rupees) for the best Everest base camp luxury lodge trek. There is an ATM booth at Namche, but it's wise to not rely on it. For miscellaneous personal spending, most teahouses and lodges only accept cash.

  • The Nepalese charging port system might differ from that of your home country. Nonetheless, a lot of our accommodation stops have power strips with American outlets. Anyways, if a gadget apocalypse sounds too scary, it's better to have a C or D-type outlet.

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek - 13 Days Reviews

5.0based on 8 reviews
  • C
    Caroline LeeJuly 23, 2023

    Best Guides I Could Ever Ask For

    Guide Ajit is well-versed and knows the precise details of what it takes to do a successful trek in the mountains of Nepal. Only an experienced guide will tell you to take the safer wall side of a narrow trail when mules are carrying heavy loads through the same path. He collaborated with Ram to ensure a smooth trip for all of us. I'm also thankful that I was grouped with some of the most amazing people (fellow trekkers) on the trek.

    Although the teahouses on the trail are basic, Sublime Trails did their best to make us comfortable throughout. I certainly rate them an A+ to do a trek in the Everest region and the mountains of Nepal.

  • J
    Jadu RocksJune 02, 2023

    Flexibility at its Peak

    We gave this review the title above because Mr. Ram (the owner of Sublime Trails) and his crew, Mr. Bibek (our youthful and dynamic guide for EBC trek), Mr. Bikas (strong Sherpa, problem solver), and Mr. Mohan (resilient Sherpa, motivator), were so accommodating to our needs.

    Being family of 3 and having a little child with us made us quite exposed during the journey, yet they treated us like we were invincible and eliminated any signs of weakness with ease. In this context, I'd like to provide the John Wooden remark that seems most applicable to the aforementioned squad "It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.

    Despite the fact that we were unable to complete the trek, we continue to remain in awe of the Himalayas. After the trek, M/S. Sublime went above and beyond to ensure that our Nepal vacation was really unforgettable and "A trip of a lifetime" by arranging for us to visit Chitwan National Park and Pokhara.

    We can state without a shadow of a doubt that Nepal is the most beautiful place on Earth for two reasons: the Himalaya, and the people of Nepal.

    We would like to stress for the "Healing Sound Bowl", that we purchased, is a wonderful miracle of modern technology, and it even has a name for itself: The Sanskrit mantra "om mani padme hum" consists of six syllables and serves as a reminder and means of relieving the stresses of daily living.

    We are not finished with Nepal just yet; we plan to return with the same group and give it another go in the hopes of gaining the satisfaction that comes from completing a difficult journey.

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