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)

About Nepal Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is an upgrade of the classic Everest Base Camp Trek with a touch of luxury. 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 of 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 the home of much 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, 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.
 

 The Route to Everest Base Camp

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 to Namche to Phortse.

Difficulty

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 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 slow you down. The trail gets tough as you approach the Base Camp when you have to walk next to a glacier. 

Altitude sickness is another thing to be careful about during this trek. Cardio exercises, hiking, kayaking, etc. one month prior to the trip can help you prepare for the trek. Weather and Temperature

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.
 

Accommodation

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 in 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 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.

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, our representatives will be already there to pick you up. You will be then driven to Hotel Mulberry or Hotel Shankar from the airport. You will take a rest for a while in the hotel. Later, you will be introduced to your trek guide who will give you a short briefing of the trekking. You can then go to the market to buy the gears and types of equipment required for your journey if you haven’t bought one already. Later in the evening you can stroll around the streets, going to restaurants and bars and trying different dishes, etc. 

You will have a plane flight to Lukla early in the morning. After completing the flight, you will be introduced to your porters. Trek begins from here as you walk through the almost plain terrain to Phakding. You will walk alongside the Dudhkoshi river. Trek to Phakding is relatively easy and rather relaxed. When you reach Phakding, you will stay in Yeti Mountain Home. You can spend the rest of your time enjoying the surroundings and strolling around. 

After having breakfast in Phakding, you will leave for Namche Bazaar. You will first cross the Dudh Koshi river and then walk through pine and rhododendron forest to get to Monjo valley. You will enter the Sagarmatha National Park from Monjo where you can take/check your permit and move forward. Then you will have to ascend uphill to Namche. You might encounter Yak and porters carrying goods for Namche Bazaar. You will also see many mani walls and prayer flags along the way. After walking for a few hours, you will reach Namche Bazaar where you will be greeted with the first glimpse of Mt. Everest. You will spend the rest of your day at Namche and stay overnight at Yeti Mountain Home.

When you reach Namche Bazaar, you will cross the 3000 elevation mark which is the safe limit for altitude sickness. Here, you need to take acclimatization rest to adapt your body to the high altitude. You can have an optional hike to the viewpoint near Namche such as Everest viewpoint, Everest View Hotel, etc. You also can stroll around Namche, interact with local people, shop the missing gears if you have missed any as it is the last chance. You will spend the night at the Yeti Mountain Home. 

Having breakfast at Namche Bazaar, you will set off for Tengboche. The trail to Tengboche offers some wonderful vistas of the Mountains. You will first cross the river and complete a few ascends and descends through the ridges. You will then reach your destination Tengboche. Tengboche itself is a great viewpoint to behold great views of mountains. Breathtaking views of the Himalayas - Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde, etc. Especially the view of Ama Dablam and Mt. Everest is amazing from here. You can visit the Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery of the Everest region. Spend some time with the heartwarming view and chants of Monastery. You will stay overnight at Hotel Himalaya guest house.  

Your 6th day of trek journey begins as you walk towards Dingboche from Tengboche. You will pass through rhododendron and oak forests. Along the way, you can see crop farms and stonewalls to save the farm from the harsh wind. You will have to Pass through Pangboche village to get to Dingboche. You can also have an optional hike to the Pangboche monastery. Walking further, you will reach Dingboche. You will get an amazing view of the barren rocky mountains and landscapes from here. You will stay overnight at Hotel Good Luck. 

You will stay at Dingboche as your second day of acclimatization day. However, you can explore the surrounding of Dingboche. You can have an optional hike to Chukung Ri, high passes of Amphu Laptsa and Makalu Barun National Park. You can also climb Garstang Hill to get an amazing view of the mountains. If you want to take a rest, you can stroll around Dingboche exploring the lifestyle of local Sherpas. You will stay overnight at the Hotel Good Luck.

From this point, the higher you go the challenging trail becomes. You will ascend the steep ridge at first. You can see the memorial stupas dedicated to the departed climbers and trekkers. Then you will have to walk through the moraine valleys, and mountain terrains all the way to Lobuche. It is a small village settled on the base of Mt. Lobuche. You can get an amazing view of Mt, Lobuche, Mt. Pumori and Mt. Nuptse. However, the peak of Everest is hidden behind these mountains. You will spend the night at Hotel Mother Earth, Lobuche.

It is the day when you hit your final destination. You will wake up early in the morning and trek to Gorak Shep which is a relatively easy walk as compared to the previous day. You will have your lunch at Gorak Shep and head towards Everest Base Camp. You will have to walk through the rocky and challenging trail, moraines, etc. After walking for a while, you will reach Khumbu glacier. In expedition season, you might encounter climbers aiming to climb the summit of Everest. Even though the path is challenging, it rewards you with the mesmerizing view of the glaciers, moraine valleys, and mountains from the Everest Base Camp. However, the peak of Everest itself can be seen properly from the base camp as it is hidden behind Lhotse and Nuptse. You will spend some time at Everest Base Camp and get back to Gorak Shep and take a rest to release yourself from the fatigue of strenuous trekking. 

Before the dawn, you will trek to Kala Patthar from Gorakshep to get the glorious view of the sunrise. You will get the closest-ever view of Mt. Everest From Kalapatthar and its adjacent peaks Lhotse Changtse and Nuptse. The view of sunrise over the mountains over these mountains is the best view you can get during your trek. To the south, you can see the trail you crossed to come here which makes you feel accomplished. After spending some time enjoying the view there, you will get back to Gorak Shep. You will have lunch at Gorakshep and descend to Pheriche exploring the different routes. As there will be no risk of altitude sickness this time, you can walk as much as you can. You will stay overnight at Hotel Himalaya.

You will have breakfast in Pheriche and descend to Namche from there. Along the way, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the mountain range from different perspectives. In the rhododendron and oak forests, you might encounter musk deer, Himalayan Tahr, Snow leopard etc if you got lucky. You descend further down and you will catch the trail of the Gokyo lake. You might encounter trekkers from that route with whom you can exchange your trekking experiences along the way. When you reach Namche, you will check into the hotel and take a rest. 

On the last day of your trekking, you will descend to Lukla from Namche crossing several local villages along the way. When you reach Lukla, you can book a plane flight to Kathmandu and spend the rest of the day celebrating your success. You can go to the local pubs and restaurants, try the beer and different local dishes. You will stay overnight at Yeti Mountain Home. 

It is time to bid farewell to your porters. You will then have a flight to Kathmandu enjoying the amazing birds-eye view of the landscapes. When you arrive at Kathmandu, you will be driven to the hotel where you will be staying. You can take a rest, stroll around the city, buy handicrafts and souvenirs, etc. You can go to the cafes and bars in the evening try different dishes etc.

The last day of your trip will be sightseeing around the valley. There are many sights of cultural and historical significance around Kathmandu. Our private vehicle will come to pick you up at your hotel and take you to the excursion around the valley. You will be visiting 5 of the UNESCO world heritage sights of Kathmandu and many other places. Finally, in the evening, you will attend the farewell dinner organized by Sublime Trails. You can share your trek experience with other trekkers, give your suggestion and feedback, enjoy different dishes etc in the dinner program. 

Your Everest Base Camp luxury trek journey concludes here. According to your flight schedule, we will drive you to the airport for your connecting flight and bid you farewell. However, if you decide to extend our stay in Nepal or go for another trip, you can inform us. We will be more than happy to help you with your next trip. 

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What's included

  • Meals: 
    14 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 11 Dinners
  • Accommodation: 
    5-Star accommodation in Kathmandu for 3 days 
    Luxury lodge accommodation along the way for 11 days
  • Transportation:   
    All land transportation with pickups and drops
    Domestic Flight to Lukla and back
  • Guides and Porters:
    One guide and assistant guide between 6 people 
    1 porter for two people (A porter can carry up to 30 kg)
  • Entry Fees and Permits:
    Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Fee
    TIMS Card
    Monument Entrance Fee
  • Miscellaneous: 
    Down jacket, a Sleeping bag which should be refunded to the company after the trip
    Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and 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
  • Any meals other than breakfast 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

Availabilities

Start DateEnd DateDurationStatusPrice 
04 Oct, 202018 Oct, 202015 DaysAvailableUS$3800
11 Oct, 202025 Oct, 202015 DaysAvailableUS$3800
18 Oct, 202001 Nov, 202015 DaysAvailableUS$3800
25 Oct, 202008 Nov, 202015 DaysAvailableUS$3800

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Good to know

 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.
 

What is the suggested preparation for Everest Base Camp?

Cardio exercises like running, cycling and jogging for about 4-5 days a week for a couple of months before the trip can be very helpful. Other core strengthening and muscle endurance training can also be done in addition. Examining how your body reacts to increasing altitude will increase your trip success rate. To avoid altitude sickness, you should stay hydrated and 
 

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 just in three days as walking downward is relatively easy and there is no risk of AMS. 

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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 like running, cycling and jogging for about 4-5 days a week for a couple of months before the trip can be very helpful. Other core strengthening and muscle endurance training can also be done in addition. Examining how your body reacts to increasing altitude will increase your trip success rate. To avoid altitude sickness, you should stay hydrated and 

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 just in three days as walking downward is relatively easy and there is no risk of AMS. 

Customer Reviews

  • Perfect Trek to EBC and back

    - Scott Fletcher, United States

    Getting to Everest Base Camp doesn't always have to be about giving up your normal way of life, not after Sublime Trails' Luxury Everest Base Camp trek. Obviously you have to trek for several hours a day but you after a long day, you can rest in luxurious accommodation and enjoy hot beverages and nice food. But, as you walk further, the places you will stay will be more simple but more than you would expect in such a rural area. I didn't think it was possible because I had already been to ABC and it was so hard for me to stay at tea houses, though the people were kind and did whatever they could. Well done guys, Thanks for the awesome trip.