Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
Want to trek to the base of the tallest mountain of the world while staying in high quality lodges of Khumbu region? Well Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is perfect Walking holiday in Nepal. This trip will take you to the base camp of Everest where you will encounter the tallest mountain of the world, Sagarmatha national park, Lhotse and Cho Oyo while enjoying in comfortable accommodation with better facilities.
Everest base camp luxury trek starts from Lukla after 35 min flight from Kathmandu. Lukla is the main gateway of the Everest base camp Luxury trekking, Peak climbing in the Khumbu area and Expedition to the Mt Everest. After reaching lukla from Kathmandu, trekking starts following the footstep towards the base camp of world’s tallest peak. Further, trek will lead you up to Dudhkoshi river valley and following day brings you to the capital of Sherpa village Namche bazaar. You can experience the land of Tibetan Buddhist with the colorful flags, main walls and monasteries. Sherpa is the main ethnic group of the area; they are famous and strong people for high mountain climbing. The trek continues to Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep and Everest base Camp and famous Everest view point Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is one of the best view point palace from where you see panoramic view of Mountain including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ana Dablam, Mt Pumori and many more mountain. Tengboche monastery is one of the famous attraction of the area popular known as Dawa Choling Gompa. The monastery is largest gompa in Khumbu region of Nepal. Everest Base Camp Luxury lodge Trekking can do any time of the year but Sept to Dec and March to May consider as best time of the year.
Trekking planner has years of experience organizing trekking in Nepal. We provide Everest base camp luxury trek in very affordable price with qualified trekking guide and well trained porter. Now we can complete this trekking staying at comfortable and traditionally built Luxury Lodge. Our motto is guest satisfaction.
“Ready-Made itinerary presented in our website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss your tour plan.”
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing tours and trekking preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2828 m) about 35 min flight and trek to Phakding (2780 m) 3-4 hrs walk
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) 5-6 hrs. walk
Day 05: Rest day/ acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Trek to Khumjung (3770 m) about 3 hrs. walk
Day 07: Trek to Diboche (3710 m) about 5 hrs. walk
Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4410 m) about 5 hrs. walk
Day 09: Rest day/ acclimatization day in Dingboche
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4910 m) about 5 hrs. walk
Day 11: Trek to Gorak Shep (5180 m) about 3 hrs. walk and same day trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and return Gorak Shep (5180 m) about 5 hrs. walk
Day 12: Trek to Kala Patthar (5545 m) to Gorak Shep (5180 m) about 4 hrs. walk and trek to Lobuche (4910 m) about 3 hrs walk
Day 13: Trek to Pangboche (3930 m) about 5 hrs. walk
Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) about 5 hrs. walk
Day 15: Trek to Lukla (2828 m) about 6 hrs. walk
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu (1350 m) about 35 min flight
Day 17: Final departure
“Trekking Planner is committed to keeping the day-to-day schedule as per the predetermined itinerary however there might be an occasion in need of a change due to factors beyond our control. Factors such as adverse weather conditions, flight delays, natural disasters, political situations etc can force us to make necessary changes. Even though it is not possible to guarantee the itinerary the trip leader will do his best to minimize your inconvenience.”
Trekking Planner provides Helicopter evacuation with extra cost from the trekking route if you suffer from any sickness.
We trust you will have a wonderful time with us!
USD $1621.00 per person(3 star category hotel in KTM)
USD $1753.00 per person(4 star category hotel in KTM)
USD $1835.00 per person(5 star category hotel in KTM)
Single Supplement US $220.00
- All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
- Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
- 03 night twin/double shearing accommodation in Kathmandu on BB
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with all necessary entrance fee and private vehicle.
- Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
- National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
- A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
- 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment.
- Luxury Lodge accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
- Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
- Safe drinking water and first add kid box
- Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets,Ti-shart, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
- Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
- All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Meals during the traveling time
- Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
- In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
- Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
- The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
- Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
- Anything not included in service includes column
Activity Level rating of Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
A trekker or walker who is able to hike normally about 5 hours per day carrying a light weight backpack will be fit enough to do this trekking. There are stone steps up and downs which are uneven and due to some long descents your legs may feel shaky so we recommend the use of walking poles. The maximum altitude of the trek is 5545m, so you need to be careful about your health and the altitude related risks. To properly acclimatize one needs to walk slowly and drink more water.
Safe drinking water on Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
Generally, you can find bottled water at lower altitude places but it gets harder to find it in higher elevation places and it gets more expensive. In those higher altitudes we recommend you drink previously boiled water which tea houses sell for a small fee. You can also bring chlorine tablets to purify your water if you wish. Due to lack of regulation on the discard of plastic bottles it is probably better to use boiled water, very helpful for the protection of our environment.
Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items on Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, phone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hour for charging facilities. We recommend buying adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Extra Advice for Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
In your trekking you might come across some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and pens as many trekkers have felt same. But it is best not to do so because it encourages them to beg. In the trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not leave valuables behind. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything outside at night.
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.
Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-15 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.
Travel Insurance for Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
All the guest houses offer hot showers, which can be in the bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water froze then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilets are mainly Asian squat style. Toilets are outside your room and it varies in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea house lodges with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will have the opportunity to interact with the charming local people and experience their hospitality.
Altitude sickness is a change in a body due to high altitude, decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happens above 3300m (10,000ft). Signs and symptoms are as follows:
- Sleepy but can’t sleep
- Loss of Appetite
Prevention for this is to dress warmly as per weather conditions, drink and eat plenty, walk slowly and climb high sleep low. Keeping hydrated, but make sure you avoid alcohol.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
Trekking planner is the government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:
We require a non-fundable deposit of 15% as down payment in advance in order to book flight tickets, hotel booking and Tims Cards, as well as permits. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and the amount can be either, a Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card with the balance payable upon your arrival in Nepal
Can you provide me more information about the tea houses on Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek?
According to the location the the Luxury Lodge/tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipe. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other room is unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. We recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu.
At the lower altitudes there are electricity facilities whereas as we go higher tea houses become more basic. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.
Do a guides or porter carry oxygen tanks on Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek?
No, as there is enough time to acclimatize while trekking it felt there is no need for them. If someone feels the affects of altitude then there are facilities along the trek at various points and it’s easy to get.
How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekker’s baggage’s. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.
At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek?
Mostly 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.
Is it necessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.
Is bottled water available everywhere in Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There are no any plastic recyclable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the tea houses.
Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 liter of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the trek.
What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers show any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatization.
What if I get ill while on Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carry down if no progress we advise travelers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its very serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek in this trek.
Would you recommend taking a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.
Is alcohol permitted on Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek?
Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.
Equipment for Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
- Trekking Bag pack.
- Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
- Trekking shoes.
- Sports shoes or sandal.
- Trekking stick.
- Sun Hat, cap
- Warm woolen cap.
- Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
- Pullover or warm sweeter.
- 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
- Hand gloves.
- 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
- 3/4 pairs of Underwear
- Eye glass
- Water bottle.
- Sleeping bag.
- Flash or Torch light.
- Camera and batteries.
- Sun cream.
To provide you a reasonable price, we need some number of persons into a group to minimize your cost on hotel, transportation and any other alternation in your itinerary. Departure dates available for online booking are as below where price given is per person and international flight is not included. If given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US so that Trekking Planner will happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.
Trekking Planner also organizes various trips on small groups that can suit for you. We recommend you to reserve a seat for you by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.
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- Total Duration17 Days
- Trekking Duration13 Days
- ActivityTrekking,Historical & Cultural Excursion
- StartsFrom Kathmandu
- EndsAt Kathmandu
- Trek typeLuxury Lodge
- Per Day Walkingabout 5 hrs
- Trip Grade Moderate to fairly challenging
- Max. Altitude5545 m
- Trek/tour styleHotel/Lodge
- MealsFull board in Trekking & Breakfast basis in City
- AccommodationDouble/Twin shearing in hotel/lodge
- TransportationPrivate vehicles /Tourist Bus/Flight
- Best SeasonSept-Dec & March to May
- Group Size1-16 pax
- CostUSD 1621