Venturing into the lap of the world’s highest peak is in almost everybody’s bucket list! Nearly all of us have dreamt of walking through the exquisite verdant landscapes and blooming vegetation with the mountains gleaming in the backdrop for an experience of a lifetime!
That’s when this Ultimate Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek comes into the picture. It allows you to enjoy the majestic views of the gleaming Mahalangur Himalayan Range as you indulge yourself in the beauty of the Khumbu landscapes.
The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is a carbon copy of the famous Everest Base camp trek but with added luxuries and comfort. The package is designated for individuals who wish to venture to the base of the highest peak in the world in full amenity! After all what better way to enjoy the beauty of the Everest region than in complete luxury?
Commencing from Lukla, the trek takes you into the heart of the Khumbu region with an opportunity to stay in the most exceptional accommodations possible and have the highest level of services available. Along the trails, you can have a close insight into the contrasting landscapes and the conventional Himalayan lifestyle. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for this trek to have an adventure of a lifetime in absolute leisure!
If you are interested in signing up for the Ultimate Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek, contact us for specialized itinerary and packages that suit your needs and desires!
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Highlights of the Ultimate Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek
- Visit the base of the world’s highest peak in absolute luxury and comfort.
- Luxurious accommodation at 5-star hotels in Kathmandu.
- Private dedicated vehicle 24/7 for you in Kathmandu.
- Witness the magnificent 360-degree panoramic view of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range from Kala Patthar.
- Luxurious accommodation of lodges and tea houses in the Khumbu region.
- Insight into the local Sherpa lifestyle and traditions.
- Witness some of the sacred and ancient monuments of the Kathmandu valley.
- Opportunity to witness some of the world’s best landscapes and wildlife.
About the Route
Like the popular EBC trek, the Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek also commences with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, from where the trek officially begins. A day before the flight, you will have a sightseeing tour of the essential sites of the Kathmandu valley on a private vehicle just designated for you.
On landing at Lukla, we will begin the trek up to Phakding for the night. The following day we venture to the well-famed Namche Bazaar, famous for being known as the gateway to numerous treks in the Khumbu region. It is also the central hub of business for the Sherpas due to the high intensity of tourists during the peak seasons.
From Namche, the trail takes us past the settlements of Tengboche which features the well-known Tengboche monastery. Further, the trail continues along the villages of Pangboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche to Gorak Shep.
Gorak Shep is the furthest settlement of humanity around the Everest region. Before the actual base camp existed, Gorak Shep used to serve as the official Base Camp for Mt Everest. From Gorak Shep, our journey takes us to the foot of the gigantic Mt Everest and Kalapatthar. Kala Patthar is quite known for its incredible 360-degree panoramic view of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range. From Kala Patthar, we board the helicopter back home concluding our fantastic ten-day Ultimate Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek.
Everest Base Camp Trek Luxury Trek Detailed Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival In Kathmandu
On landing at Kathmandu, our representatives will pick you up and escort you to a 5-star hotel. The hotel staff will greet you with a warm smile and complementary dishes. After checking in, you can relax in the luxurious room of your hotel or explore the bustling streets of Kathmandu. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Accommodation: 5-star hotel of your choice
Day 02: Preparation Day/ Sightseeing day at Kathmandu
After a wholesome breakfast, our representatives will escort you into your private vehicle for exploring some of the significant sites of Kathmandu. You will be venturing to the Pashupatinath Temple, Boudanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, and the Durbar Squares around the valley. All of these sites carry immense religious importance amongst Buddhist and Hindu Devotees.
After concluding the sightseeing tour, there will be a short orientation session regarding all the necessary information related to the trek. Our guides will instruct you about the trek’s difficulties and how to tackle them. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Accommodation: 5-star hotel of your choice
Day 03: Flight To Lukla (2,860m) and Trek To Phakding (2,652m) [3-4 hours]
The following day, we travel early to the domestic terminal of the TIA airport for our flight to Lukla. The trip takes about 30-35 minutes and is an entirely beautiful one blessing you with a majestic up-close view of the Himalayas. On landing at Lukla, we officially commence our trek by departing from Lukla and heading towards Phakding as we walk along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River.
After walking for 3-4 hours, we finally reach Phakding. At Phakding, you will spend the night in a luxurious room stocked with comfortable beds and an adjoining bathroom. The hotel will also provide lavish dinners and spa treatments according to your preference.
You will be staying at Yeti Mountain Resort (Phakding).
Day 04: Trek From Phakding To Namche Bazaar (3,440m) [5-6 hours]
Today’s journey will mostly be walking along the Dudh Koshi river and passing numerous suspension bridges onto Namche Bazaar. The tour commences by passing through a verdant pine forest followed by the Dudh Koshi River across multiple suspension bridges. En route, you can catch the magnificent view of Mt Thamserku.
After crossing the pine forests, we pass through the settlements of Monjo, Benkar, Chumoa, and Jorsale into Namche Bazaar. On Namche, you will spend the night at the fantastic amenities of the local lodges or guest house which provide a wholesome dinner and comfortable bedrooms with Wi-Fi and hot water facilities.
Day 05: Trek from Namche to Syangboche (3,841m) [1.5-2 hours]
Today we will have our first glance at the Mt. Everest from Syangboche. Since we need a day for acclimatization, we hike to Syangboche and stay there for the night. The hike is short and pleasant.
We will stay at the Hotel Everest View, which provides beautiful views of the surrounding and the mountains.
You will be staying at Everest View Hotel.
Day 06: Trek From Syangboche to Deboche (3820) [4-5 hours]
We start walking after having lovely breakfast with a breathtaking Everest view. Our destination for today is Deboche. The short and pleasant hike to Deboche is full of fantastic views of the mountains and terrains.
We make a small visit to the Thyangboche Monastery (3,867m), which offers a breathtaking view of Everest, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Nuptse, Thamserku, and Lhotse.
Upon reaching Deboche, we take a rest at the Revandel Lodge, and stay there for the night.
You will be staying at RIVENDELL lodge (Deboche).
Day 06: Trek From Deboche To Dingboche (4,360m) [4-5 hours]
After a quick breakfast, we depart Deboche as we pass through numerous Chortens, mani walls, and light settlements onto Dingboche. The trail takes you to the Imja valley as you pass through the Lobuche River. A steep ascent after the crossing of the river takes you to the settlement of Dingboche.
The walk takes roughly about 4 to 5 hours and provides a magnificent view of Mt Ama Dablam. On reaching Dingboche, you will spend the night at a well-facilitated lodge offering a spacious room with cozy beds. Overnight stay at Dingboche.
You will be staying at Bright star / Tashe Dale.
Day 07: Acclimatization Day at Dingboche (4,360m)
This day we will take a rest day to acclimatize ourselves to the changing air conditions. Since we are at a quite lofty altitude, proper acclimatization is a must to prevent chances of catching altitude sickness.
This day, we will spend walking around Dingboche and observing the majestic views of the towering peaks surrounding the Khumbu region. These peaks namely are Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, and Mt Cho Yu, Cholatse and Lobuche.
At sundown, you will be staying comfortably at the cozy rooms with a freshly cooked organic dinner as you enjoy the broad night sky. Overnight stay at Dingboche.
You will be staying at Bright star / Tashe Dale.
Day 08: Trek From Dingboche To Lobuche (4,940m) [4-5 hours]
On this day, we head towards Lobuche, the destination for the day. We start by moving towards Duglha through the Khumbu Khola valley. As you arrive at a place called Dusa, the valley begins to become more narrow.
We then continue walking along the trail up to Phulung Karpo where you can catch a magnificent glimpse of Mt Pumori. The trail then starts to descend after crossing a small wooden bridge and after a few minutes again starts inclining leading to Dughla. From Dughla, the trail further ascends upwards to the steep moraine of the well-famed Khumbu glacier.
You will be spending the night at one of the top-end guest houses of Lobuche with tasty food and accommodation.
You will be staying at Hotel Oxygen (Lobuche).
Day 09: Trek From Lobuche To Gorak Shep(5,164m) and then hike to Everest Base Camp (5,335m) [7-8 hours]
Today is the main highlight of the trek as we venture to the base of the world’s highest peak. We start the journey early after a quick breakfast as we walk along the stony trails leading to Gorak Shep. Although the trip is quite short, the thinner air and lofty altitude create occasional fatigue.
On reaching the Base camp, you can witness jaw-dropping views of the mighty Everest and its surrounding peaks. After spending some quality and well-deserved time at the base, we finally head back to Gorak Shep for the night.
At Gorak Shep, the accommodations are pretty basic but provide you with cozy blankets and beds for a good night’s sleep at the foot of the Himalayas.
Day 09: Trek From Gorak Shep(5,164m) to Kala Patthar(5,643m) and Fly back to Kathmandu
Today we will be visiting the well-famed Kala Patthar, known for its fantastic 360-degree view of the Mahalangur Himalayan range. We start the trek early to view the sunrise from Kala Patthar illuminating the entire Himalayan range. The journey is a relatively shorter one, but due to the thin air can cause occasional fatigue.
After spending some time at Kala Pattar, we board the helicopter for our flight back to Kathmandu. Here you have two different options. You can either travel via a chopper up to Lukla and then catch a flight back home or venture to Kathmandu in the helicopter. Amongst the two, the flight option is the much cheaper one.
Upon reaching Kathmandu, our representatives will escort you to a 5-star hotel for the night. The hotel will treat you with delicious cuisines to choose from and high-quality room services. You can spend some leisure time on the streets of Kathmandu or relax your muscles with some spa treatment at the hotel.
You will be staying at 5 star hotel of your choice.
Day 09: Departure
As the trip officially comes to an end, our representatives will drop you off at the airport and bid you farewell with the hope of seeing you again very soon!
Best Time For The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
Due to its proximity to the Himalayas, the Khumbu region typically has unpredictable weather that can change in the blink of an eye. Thus it is best to opt for it during the favorable seasons when the climate is more appropriate, which reduces potential risks. Also during these times, the skies are more apparent contributing to a sharper and more precise view of the snow-clad mountains.
The best time to opt for the Ultimate Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is during the spring and autumn season which lei around March-May and September-November respectively.
Since these are the post-monsoon and pre-monsoon seasons, there is very little chance of rainfall eliminating the chances of unwanted delays and slippery trails.
Difficulty Of The Luxury Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek
The Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek is moderately difficult, and if you’re sound in health and endurance you can opt for it! Since the Ultimate Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek eliminates the additional days of walking back, it saves you a lot of physical stamina and endurance which makes the trek much more comfortable than the conventional EBC trek.
However, you do require some good physical stamina and endurance as you need to walk for approximately 4-5 hours every day along rocky and rugged trails. Although the paths are mostly easy, there are occasional steep ascents and descents which add complexity to the trails.
Another issue that can arise is altitude sickness. Since we will be traveling mostly above the 3000m mark, altitude sickness is a real possibility here! Thus it is essential to acclimatize yourself properly during the climb to avoid falling prey to altitude sickness. Carrying Diamox and Ibuprofen tablets can also help speed acclimatization.
However, if you still feel the signs of altitude sickness despite taking all the preventive measures, it is best to alert your guide who will take the necessary actions accordingly.
What To Expect From The Ultimate Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek?
Although the Ultimate Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is similar to the popular EBC trek, there are a few things that help add luxury to the trek which separates it from the traditional EBC trek. Let’s look at some of these factors
5-star accommodations at Kathmandu
On your arrival at Kathmandu, you will be staying at 5-star hotels that provide high-quality services. These include luxurious rooms, ensuite bathrooms, top-end room services, and a delicious variety of cuisines to choose from. You can also perform other recreational activities around the hotel like spa, swimming, or hitting the gym.
Satisfactory Accommodations at High Altitude sites
Since the high altitude sites do not comprise of 5-star luxurious hotels, you shouldn’t exactly expect luxurious facilities at the top. However, we try our best to accommodate you in a cozy and comfortable room with delicious and organic food cuisines. These rooms are pretty basic with simple beds and blankets alongside adjoining or shared bathrooms. Hot water and Wi-Fi facilities may or may not be available depending upon the altitude.
Private Transportation in Kathmandu
For leisure and sightseeing activities in Kathmandu, we will provide private transportation solely dedicated for your purposes.
Fully English Speaking Guides and Porters
We will provide you with experience and trained guides who are fluent in speaking english for the trek. This way, communications will not be a hassle for you! Also, porters are present, which helps to share your heavy load allowing you to travel light and hassle-free.
Highest Point During The Ultimate Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek
The highest point that we will be visiting during the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is Kala Patthar. It stands at a staggering altitude of 5,643m above sea level.