Luxury Everest Base Camp trek is the improvisation of classic Everest Base Camp Trek with the touch of Luxury. It takes you to the foot of the highest mountain in the world letting you enjoy the amazing landscapes such as snow-capped mountains, rocky barren mountains, Moraine valleys gorges, rivers, and forests, etc. Having many of the high mountain peaks (elevation more than 7000 m) including Mount Everest, Khumbu region has become one of the best trekking destinations over the years in Nepal.
Everest base camp trek with luxury lodges starts from Lukla to Everest Base Camp, which takes about 14 days. The trail passes by the side of the Dudh Koshi river in between the oak and rhododendron forests. Then most of the journey happens to be inside Sagarmatha National Park. The Park is the home of much rare flora and fauna such a Lesser Panda, Himalayan Thar, Himalayan Monal. Musk Deer etc. So, Everest Base Camp trekking is a great opportunity to explore wildlife in Sagarmatha National Park. Exploring the culture and traditions of local Sherpa people is another great way to make your trip unforgettable. During 14 days of trekking, there will be plenty of time to interact with local people, learn about their lifestyle and their unique culture.
There are many amazing viewpoints along the way, to get the best view of the landscapes, among which Tengboche, Everest Base Camp, and Kala Pattar are the best. Mountains such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Everest, etc can be seen from these viewpoints. Every day you will be rewarded with amazing views of sunrise and sunsets over the snow-capped mountains. The view of Mount Everest from Kalapatthar is the best experience that makes you forget all the difficulties you had to face to be there.
Luxurious hotels that provide you with the best service available make your Everest Base Camp Trek amazing. After hours of trekking, you will be provided with hot beverages, cozy and warm places to spend the night is all you can ask for. The luxury tour package also provides you with the opportunity to have a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu where you visit UNESCO world heritage sites.
How is the weather in Everest Base Camp and what is the best time for this trek?
Normally, the spring and autumn seasons are more appropriate to have our trekking. In these seasons the weather is less likely to get worse. The humidity is low and the probability of rain is also quite low. And at these seasons the temperature of the atmosphere does not get extreme which makes it easier to trek.
In winter we can have foggy weather but on the clear days, the snow at those mountains thicken some extra inches which boosts the beauty of the Himalayas to the next level complemented by the crystal clear sky. However, the temperature at this season drops low making it more difficult to climb up.
During the summer the mountains face heavy rainfall most of the days, it is the least appropriate season to have the flight. However, we can have a helicopter tour on clear days. One thing we need to take into account is, during summer weather can turn way around within a matter of seconds.
Even though the autumn and spring are the best seasons for Everest Base Camp Trekking, we still can conduct our journey at other seasons as well. We plan the trekking according to the weather forecast of the Meteorological Forecasting Division prioritizing your safety.
The trail might become a bit crowded as too many people go for trekking in peak seasons. You can decide the season you want to go trekking according to your preference.
How difficult is the trek and how should I get prepared for it?
The difficulty of Everest Base Camp trekking is strenuous. You have to walk almost 7/8 hours a day in temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius. In addition, the Strenuous trips are much longer than the Moderate Plus treks. The strenuous trips are on average 13-20 days in length. Trekking in such cold climatic conditions and for such a long period of time requires you to have a good level of physical fitness. Besides, you will also need mental toughness to complete these trips.
- Cardio exercises include running, cycling, jogging, push-ups, and pull-ups for about 4-5 days a week for 3 months before your trip will begin.
- You should also be involved in developing core strength. and muscle endurance through weight training.
- Hiking in the hills in different weather conditions will be a good preparation for this trip.
- If you have access, kayaking will also be a very good way to develop the strength and endurance required for this trip.
How many hours should I walk each day?
As altitude sickness is a major risk while having Everest Base Camp Trek, you should not rush while trekking. You need to make your trek slow and steady to get to the Everest Base Camp without getting exhausted. On average, you can walk 6-7 hours a day. However, the higher you go the more difficult it becomes to walk. While returning, you can return to Lukla jus in three days as walking downward is relatively easy and there is no risk of AMS.
EVEREST BASE CAMP LUXURY TREK HIGHLIGHTS
- Trek to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world
- Use of the different trekking routes while returning letting you explore more.
- Flexible guide with profound knowledge of the field.
- Flexible and easy-going working staffs
- Luxurious Hotels for accommodation (attached bathrooms, free flow of tea or coffee, boiled water)
- flexible refund policy ( Read our terms and condition)
- Easy and secure online payment
- Recommended Accommodation in Kathmandu and best available lodge during the trek
- Trip Successful certificate after the trip completion.
- Experienced trip organizer, who has been to Everest base camp trek for more than a decade.
- Explore the hidden treasure like Monastery, Stupa, seasonal festival, interaction with monks in Tengboche Monastery
- Acclimatization days to prevent from AMS to make a successful trip
What To Expect
1. Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
Journey to Everest Base Camp starts with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. During 35 minutes of a domestic flight, you will catch a thrilling bird's eye’s view of the landscapes covered with lush forests, cascades, rivers and snow-capped mountains. When you approach Lukla, you can see the Sherpa settlements with the mountains on the backdrop. Prayer flags can be seen from the window of the plane. You will land at Tenzing-Hillary airport which is a thrilling experience in itself. As weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable, the flight might get delayed. So you are recommended to be prepared for such a situation.
2. Food and accommodation
Either you are in Kathmandu or you are on the trek, you will be provided with the best and luxurious hotel available. In Kathmandu, you can try different cuisines every day. Basically, whatever dish you want to try is available in Kathmandu. During the trek, all the luxurious services as in the city may not be available. However, we make sure you will get the best services available at that moment. Normally food items such as rice, pasta, noodles, soup, Dal Bhat, eggs, potatoes, vegetables, etc are available in the Khumbu region You also might encounter different yak cheese factories along the way. You will get comfortable rooms with attached bathrooms in the hotel. Hot water, tea, and coffee are available at any time you want.
3. The sherpas, tradition, and culture
Everest Base Camp trekking is a great opportunity to explore the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of local people. Khumbu region is dominated by Sherpa communities who follow Tibetan Buddhism as their religion. They are famously known for their loyalty, mountaineering skills, and bravery. There unique culture and festivals associated with it are fascinating to observe. You can learn about them with your sherpa porters as well. You can find many gompas, Manis and monasteries and Manis along the way which are the religious monuments of Sherpa people. You can visit monasteries, you can talk to them while trekking as their English is pretty decent. You can try different local food items while trekking as well.
4. Sagarmatha National Park
Most of your trekking trail lies in Sagarmatha National Park. It is one of the natural world heritage sites of Nepal and the landscapes of the park are dominated by high mountains, glaciers, moraine valleys, deep valleys, gorges, lakes, and forests in the lower region. It is the home of the highest mountain in the world and many other peaks with an elevation of more than 7000 m. 3 major, Gokyo Lake system, etc also lie here. During the trek, you will get an amazing view of these landscapes. In the oak and rhododendron forests, you might spot Himalayan Thar, Lesser Pandas, black bear, etc. With the amazing landscapes, this park is a great place for wildlife exploration and birdwatching. In the lower region of the Park, there are Sherpa settlements hence the park is the perfect blend of nature and culture.
5. Everest Base Camp And Kala Patthar
Everest Base Camp is the final destination of our trek journey and Kalapatthar is the highest elevation mark of your trek. You will catch an amazing close-up view of the Mt. Lhotse and Nuptse. However, Everest itself cant be seen properly from Everest Base Camp. So we trek to Kalapatthar to behold the Mt. Everest from the closest and the mesmerizing sunrise view over it.
Everest Base Camp is the destination of our 14 days trekking journey. The view of the peaks, Khumbu glacier, icefalls, and moraine valleys look spectacular from Kalapatthar.
6. Glorious views of Himalayas and Landscapes
During Everest Base Camp Trek, you will get a plethora of heavenly views of the mountains and landscapes ever since you start your journey from Kathmandu. Starting from Lukla, you will walk along the Dudhkoshi river in between the oak and rhododendron forests. You can expect to see the view of mountains sich as CHo You Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Chukung Ri, Lobuche, etc. The view gets better as you trek further towards mountain Everest. Tengboche, Everest Base Camp, and Kala Patthar are the best viewpoints to behold these amazing landscapes. Sunrise and sunsets look mesmerizing over the snow-capped mountains.