The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the outstanding treks in the world. Explore the paths Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay took to conquer the world’s summit. The trip also includes the visit of Sherpa villages where you can experience their unique culture and lifestyle. You will enjoy all these activities during the daytime and enjoy the luxurious lodge and hotels in the nighttime.
Feast your eyes on the stunning spectacle of the Himalayas around the Khumbu region with four of the worlds’ six tallest peaks; Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Besides, get a glimpse of the lifestyle of the world’s renowned mountain climbers- Sherpa. Furthermore, the trek provides the chance to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sagarmatha National Park. Enjoy the largest monastery of the region and witness the alpine flora and fauna.
The Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge trek starts by exploring the Kathmandu Valley. Then, we will enjoy a scenic flight to Lukla, which follows the trek to the famous mountain village- Namche Bazar. We will climb up to 5550 meters during our journey. Also, we will get the chance to see a 360degree view of the Himalayas.
Trek to the famous Everest Base Camp
Experience Sherpa culture and lifestyle
Five nights in luxurious Yeti mountain home and six nights in finest lodges available
A panoramic scene from National Park headquarters and Everest View Hotel
Visit Tengboche monastery, Sunrise view from Kala Patthar, and Gokyo Ri
- Airport transfer
- Accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu city tours (all entry fees, tour guide, and private transportation)
- Three daily meals during the trek
- Finest twin sharing lodge during the trek
- A highly skilled, supportive, guide
- Airfare Lukla – Kathmandu
- Down jacket and sleeping bag
- Duffle bag
- First aid medicine kit
- T-shirt, Trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
- TIMS Fee
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Nepal entry visa
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Snacks and other personal expenses
- Personal trekking equipment
- Beverages including water
- Hot showers during the trek
- Tips and gratuities
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, our airport representative will welcome you and transfer you to the respective hotel. Your prior trip meeting will be the very day at the hotel in the evening. However, our airport representative will provide you brief information about your further trip on your way to the hotel. After checking in your hotel, you can simply relax or roam around the streets of Thamel. In the evening, we will hold a welcome dinner for you where you will enjoy authentic Nepali meal. We will also introduce you to your guide for the trip. Do not hesitate to ask questions about your trip and your preference throughout the trip.
Trek Preparation and Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
This day is for sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley. We will provide you an experienced guide and a private vehicle to travel around. The city is full of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will be visiting Boudhanath Stupa – one of the largest stupas in the world, Swoyambhunath – the oldest stupa of Nepal, which is also known as Monkey Temple. Also, we will pay a visit to the largest Hindu temple of Nepal- Pashupatinath, which sits along the sacred Bagmati river. Here, we will see Hindu holy men meditating, pilgrims bathing, and occasionally funeral fires burning on the ghats. Then, we will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, located at Basantapur. This is a two-millennium old plaza and houses the medieval royal palace, temples in the signature pagoda styles, and many more beautiful traditional architectures. Walking through this area feels as you are on the trip to ancient Nepal with its age-old structures all around. Although most of these structures were destroyed by the earthquake of 2015, there are still beautiful monuments left. After we finish the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, we will move towards Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the place where royals used to live and ruled the Kathmandu Valley. This whole place is such a beauty that UNESCO has selected the whole city as a World Heritage Site. Here, we will see lots of palaces and temples built in the pagoda and shikhara style. The attractions of this place are the fifty-five window palace, the Lion Gate, the Golden gate, art galleries, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla among many others. Our last stop will be at Lalitpur, where we will learn about Nepalese history.
Fly to Lukla(2860m), trek to Phakding (2652m)
We will catch an early flight to Lukla. Right after breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport. The flight takes about 35minutes to reach Lukla. The whole flight is rated as one of the most scenic and adventurous flights by top travel magazines and forums. We will be going neck to neck with Himalayan giants. So, we will get some gorgeous views of the mountain peaks. After arriving at Lukla, we will meet our crew and start walking towards Phakding. As this is the first day, we will be doing a short hike.
Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m)
The way from Phakding leads through a gorgeous pine forest, beside the Dudh Koshi River. We will be crossing many suspension bridges along the way. We can get a gorgeous view of Mt. Thamserku (6618m). Walking past the village of Benkar, we will reach Monjo- an entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. Before reaching Namche Bazaar, we will pass through Jorsale. nThe trail ascends through the forests and bridges until we reach the intersection of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a walk for about a couple of hours, we will get the first view of Mt. Everest soaring over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. At Namche Bazaar, we spend the Night at Yeti Mountain Home.
Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar
Today, we will spend the time getting accustomed to the weather around the region. There are many things we can do around Namche Bazaar. We will hike to the Sagarmatha National Park to get the mesmerizing sunrise view and the sights of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kongde, and many more. For those interested in a day hike, you can hike to Khumjung village, a gorgeous Sherpa settlement, visit the Khumjung Hilary School. Or, we can explore the famed Namche Bazaar, observe the traditional lifestyle of Sherpa people.
Namche Bazaar to Deboche (3820m)
Today, we will be walking to Deboche. After breakfast, we start our trek towards Pangboche. We can enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and a close-up view of the Thamserku. The trek to Deboche is mostly flat with few ups and downs. We might encounter wildlife like pheasant, musk deer, and Himalayan Thar in the forests along the way. Eventually, we will reach Sansa, the major trail intersection to Gokyo valley and Everest base camp. Following the trail, we will pass through the pine forests. And, crossing the river, we will reach Phunki Thenga, where we will stop for lunch. from Phunki Thenga, the trail is a bit steep through the pine forests until we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is famous for its close-up views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest. Also, the Tengboche Monastery is quite famous in the Khumbu region. Walking for one hour past Tengboche, we will reach Deboche, where we will spend the night.
Deboche to Dingboche (4360m)
On our trek to Dingboche, we will pass through a few chortens, mani walls, and small Sherpa settlements. Going north to Pheriche, we can get a glimpse of Amadablam. Then, we will walk towards Imja Valley. The walk is fairly easy from here. As we approach the intersection of the Lobuche River, the valley widens up. Then, we will pass the intersection and climb down towards the river and begin the toughest climb of the day to Dingboche. We will spend the night at Dingboche.
Day Eight :
Dingboche to Duglha (4600m)
We will move to Duglha through the Khumbu River valley. The along the arid terrace is delightful with various mountains surrounding the trail. The valley from Dusa narrows down, and we continue the trek through Phulung karpo. Above Phulpung Karko is Chola Lake. Along the route, we will witness gorgeous Mt. Pumori. Then, the trail descends and curves, and we come across a roaring stream. Further, we will pass through a small wooden bridge and climb up to Dugla. From Dugla, we can get the view of Nuptse, Cholatse, Thamserku, and many others.
Duglha to Lobuche (4940m)
Departing from Duglha, we ascend the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Then, we will move through the boulder-strewn slope as we climb Chupki Lhara upwards. From here, we will descend towards the Khumbu Glacier moraine, and be right in the face of the Himalayan giants like Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. We will also see Nuptse in the right as we cross past the Khumbu Glacier.
Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m)
We will trek through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, then pass the pyramid signpost; we will notice the crest of the north ridge of Everest accompanied by Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, and Nuptse. From here, we will climb for a bit to rach Thangma Riju from where we can get a 360degree view of the Himalayas. Climbing a vertical trail through the torrent of the Changri Glacier, we will get the first sight of Kala Patthar. As we get closer to Gorakshep, we will get the views of snow-capped peaks all around. We will take a break at Gorakshep and hen move to Everest Base Camp through the huge Gorakshep Lake. Continuing the trek, we will move past the Indian army mountaineer’s memorials. Finally, we arrive at Everest Base Camp from where we will get the gorgeous view of Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori. Enjoying the view in Everest Base Camp, we will return to Gorakshep for the night.
Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5550) to Pheriche (4280m)
We start our trek early at dawn to catch mesmerizing views of sunrise from Kala Patthar. Along the way, we will get sight of the majestic mountain peaks like Ligtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east, and Everest and Nuptse in the west. After climbing for a few hours, we reach Kala Patthar. From here, we will get a bewitching view of the sunrise between the Himalayan giants. Also, we will get panoramic views of the Himalayas. T, we move back to Gorakshep, where we will have breakfast. After breakfast, we will make our way to Pheriche, where we will spend the night.
Pheriche to Pangboche to Tengboche to Namche Bazaar
From Pheriche, we will walk down through the dense rhododendron forests. During spring, the fragrance of the rhododendrons spreads all around the trail. Then, we move past the Pangboche and Phunki Tenga. Further, we cross the bridge over the Dudh Koshi river and descend rapidly through the pine forest. We will eventually reach Sansa, then to Kyangjuma, where we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we move toward Namche Bazaar through the steeply wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, curving through few bends. After passing a Chorten, we will reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. We will spend the night at Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m)
The trail from Namche descends steeply, so we will walk steadily, battling the rocky terrain. The trail from here is warm due to the lower altitude environment. The descending view to Lukla looks completely different than the ascending one. We walk through rhododendron and pine forests, open plains, and enjoy the view of majestic peaks in the distance. We walk through several Sherpa Villages, enjoying their culture and lifestyle. We reach Lukla around the evening.
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
We return to Kathmandu on an early flight. This thirty-minutes’ flight will be one of the most beautiful flights you will ever take. You can look at the majestic mountains shrinking from the plane.
This is the day we will bid you goodbye. Our airport representative will transfer you to the Tribhuwan International Airport before three hours of your scheduled flight.