Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is an upgraded version of the basic lodge-to-lodge Everest trek. It takes you to the foot of the highest mountain in the world while you enjoy the amazing landscapes, including snow-capped mountains, moraine valleys, gorges, rivers, forests, and more. Capture views of dozens of high mountain peaks above 7000 meters including Mount Everest. Khumbu region has become one of the best trekking destinations over the years in Nepal.
Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek starts from Lukla. The trail passes alongside the Dudh Koshi river through oak and rhododendron forests. Then most of the journey happens to be inside Sagarmatha National Park. The Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is a great opportunity to explore wildlife. The park is home to rare flora and fauna such a Lesser Panda, Himalayan Thar, Himalayan Monal, Musk Deer, etc. 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 and 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, and Everest can be seen from these viewpoints. Every day you will be rewarded with amazing sunrise and sunset views 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 comfortable and memorable. After hours of trekking, you will be provided with hot beverages, and cozy and warm places to spend the night is all you can ask for. This luxury tour package also provides you with a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek Highlights
- 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back with scenic views
- Explore the unique and vibrant Sherpa tradition and culture
- Trek inside the Sagarmatha National Park habitat of exotic animals like Musk deer, Himalayan giant Thar and Snow Leopard
- Stand at the foot of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest
- Catch outstanding view of sunrise over Mt. Everest from Kalapatthar
- Enjoy the panoramic view of mountains like Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Lobuche, etc. along the way
- Luxurious hotels for accommodation (attached bathrooms, free flow of tea, coffee and boiled water)
The Route to Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
The typical Everest Base Camp Trek starts from Lukla. You will walk towards Phakding first and trek to Namche the next day. You will take a rest day for acclimatization rest in Namche Bazaar and continue trekking to Tengboche and Dingboche the following day. At Dingboche, you will take your second acclimatization rest and continue the trek the next day. You will then trek to Lobuche and Gorak Shep. Gorak Shep will be your last stop before making the final push to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar.
Depending on your interest, you can follow the same route to return back or take a slightly different route. If you take a different route, you will descend to Pheriche from Gorak Shep and stay at Pheriche. The next day, you will trek from Namche to Phortse.
The difficulty of the Luxury Everest Base Camp trek
Everest Base Camp Trek falls under the strenuous grade. Strenuous treks demand a high level of strength and physical fitness. That being said, people of all ages and capabilities have managed to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek without issue. Among the 15 days of trekking, you will walk for an average of 5-6 hours a day. Some days require you to walk as little as 3 hours, while other days you need to walk for about 8 hours.
The terrain of the Everest Base Camp trekking trail varies from the beginning until the end. Some routes are flat and even and you can cover up to 4 kilometers in an hour. However, some uphill climbing on the rocky stretches slows you down. The trail gets tough as you approach the Base Camp when you have to walk next to a glacier.
Altitude Sickness in Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
Altitude sickness is another thing to be careful about during this trek. Altitude sickness is unavoidable at the Everest Base Camp Trek route over 3,500 meters. Some get minor symptoms, some get seriously ill and often require a helicopter for evacuation.
Drinking plenty of water, eating adequate meals, and avoiding alcoholic beverages on the trek can help you escape altitude sickness symptoms. Also, you can carry some medications like paracetamol, Diamox, and others that reduce nausea and vomiting. Cardio exercises, hiking, kayaking, etc. one month prior to the trip can help you prepare for the trek.
Best time for Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek
Autumn and spring are the best seasons for Everest Base Camp Trekking. During these seasons the weather is less likely to get extreme. The humidity is low and the probability of rain is also quite low. In winter we can have foggy weather but on the clear days, the snow at those mountains thicken some extra inches which boost the beauty of the Himalayas. However, the temperature at this season drops below the freezing point. During the summer the mountains face heavy rainfall most of the days, it is also the least appropriate season to have the flight. At this time of year, the weather can also become drastic within a matter of seconds. We plan the trekking according to the weather forecast of the Meteorological Forecasting Division prioritizing your safety. Even during autumn and spring, you need to prepare for some cold nights while approaching the Base Camp.
No matter if you are in Kathmandu or you are on the trek, you will be provided with the best luxurious hotel available. During the trek, all the luxurious services that exist in the city may not be available. However, we make sure you will get the best services available at each stopping point. You will get comfortable private rooms with attached bathrooms and all the necessary facilities like a hot shower, heater, and extra blankets.
Food and Water
In Kathmandu, your hotel will provide you with a hearty breakfast. You can try different cuisines every day. Basically, whatever dish you want to try is available there with various themes and amazing hospitality.
During the trek, food items such as rice, pasta, noodles, soup, dal bhat, eggs, potatoes, vegetables, etc. are available normally. You can also try yak cheese and other yak products. Meat and other overly spicy things that are hard for you to digest should be avoided. You can also carry dry food, energy bars, and chocolates for snacks. As a bonus for your luxury trek, you are provided with an unlimited refill of boiled water, tea, and coffee.