Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek
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Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

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Duration12 Days
CountryNepal
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude5,545 m.
Group Size2-10
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
Travel StyleTrekking and Helicopter Ride
Best TimeFeb, Mar, Apri, May, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec

Luxury Trek to Everest Base Camp: A 12-Day Premium Experience

Experience the pinnacle of trekking luxury with our 12-Day Premium Everest Base Camp Trek. Begin your adventure in the opulence of the Kathmandu Aloft Hotel, which serves as your urban sanctuary before you ascend to the natural wonders of the Himalayas. Our trek provides a lavish escapade, offering the perfect blend of comfort and adventure with upscale lodges along the path and the convenience of helicopter transfers to and from Lukla.

Designed for the discerning traveler, this trek showcases the best of the Everest region through a carefully curated itinerary that allows for ample acclimatization and exploration. Indulge in the comforts of five-star accommodations in Kathmandu, followed by stays in the region's most luxurious lodges and the warm ambience of select teahouses in the higher elevations. The journey culminates with a breathtaking helicopter ride from the base camp back to Kathmandu, giving you a bird's-eye view of the landscapes you've journeyed through on foot.

Our approach prioritizes your well-being, incorporating rest days in key locations such as Namche and Dingboche for optimal acclimatization. Led by seasoned guides and supported by a dedicated team, your group will be equipped with an advanced oxygen system and a thorough medical kit for added safety and peace of mind.

This adventure is tailored for those who seek to experience the thrill of reaching the Everest base camp without compromising on luxury and comfort.

Elegant Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

  • Luxuriate at a premier 5-star hotel in Kathmandu, complete with inclusive breakfasts to start your days.
  • Embark on a picturesque helicopter journey from Kathmandu to Lukla, witnessing the grandeur of the Himalayas from above.
  • Enjoy the unparalleled comfort of exclusive luxury lodges for three nights and cozy accommodations for five nights throughout the trek.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the “mountain people,” with an intimate view of life in the Himalayan highlands.
  • Stand in the presence of the planet's highest glacier, the Khumbu Glacier, sitting at an awe-inspiring altitude of 4,900 meters (16,075 feet).
  • Traverse a landscape adorned with prayer wheels, fluttering colorful flags, carefully carved mani stones, and cross high suspension bridges.
  • Delve into the natural splendors of the UNESCO-listed Sagarmatha National Park, a treasure trove of biodiversity and beauty.
  • Behold the awe-inspiring might of Mt. Everest, the Earth’s highest peak at 8,848 meters (29,029 feet), an unforgettable sight.
  • Visit the spiritually significant and architecturally magnificent Tengboche Monastery, the cultural heart of the Khumbu region.
  • Savor all-inclusive gourmet meals and hot beverages, along with unlimited hot water during your trekking journey.
  • Conclude your epic trek with a return helicopter flight from Gorekshep to Kathmandu, capping off the adventure with a panoramic aerial vista.

Pricing for Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Transfers

The Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek combines the adventure of trekking with the comfort of helicopter transfers to and from the mountains. Here's the costs of Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek:

  • For groups of 7-10: US$ 3,990 per person
  • For groups of 3-6: US$ 4,310 per person
  • For a pair: US$ 5,460 per person
  • For a solo trekker: US$ 11,400

This price includes a helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla to start your trek and then a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu from Gorekshep at the end of your trek. If you want to customize your trip further, the price will adjust accordingly.

Determining Your Suitability for the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

Are you ready for the ultimate high-altitude adventure in comfort? Our Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to the stunning viewpoint of Kalapathar, peaking at [5,500m/18,195ft], with an overnight stay at the significant elevation of [5,140m/16,865ft] in Gorekshep. This premium trek has been carefully structured with a well-considered acclimatization schedule to support your ascent from [2,800m/9,185ft] at Lukla.

To fully enjoy this trek, you should be in good health and possess an adequate fitness level to sustain daily walks averaging 6 hours. These walks will lead you through breathtaking landscapes and steadily increasing altitudes. You’ll be expected to carry a small backpack weighing around 5 kilograms, containing essentials like water, your camera, snacks, and other personal items. Meanwhile, porters will transport your main duffel bag, allowing you to trek with ease.

Each trekking group is accompanied by an adept and seasoned leader, along with assistant guides, ensuring you have expert guidance every step of the way. They are dedicated to making your journey as comfortable and memorable as possible. If you are prepared for this physical challenge and excited about the luxurious accommodations awaiting you after each day's trek, this experience might just be the perfect fit for you.

ItineraryExpand All
Day01

As you land at the vibrant Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Recreation Holidays will be there to greet you with a warm Nepali welcome. You will be chauffeured in comfort to your hotel, where you can unwind from your travels. Should time allow, we will convene for a comprehensive pre-trip meeting to review the adventure ahead, meet your trek guide, and discuss any questions you may have. Ensure to have your travel insurance documents and passport-sized photos ready to streamline the trekking permit process.

Max Altitude: 1,350mMeals: NoAccommodation: Aloft Kathmandu or a Similar on BB basic
Day02

At the break of dawn, your guide will accompany you from your hotel to the airport for a breathtaking helicopter flight to Lukla. This 45-minute journey promises awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas from a unique aerial perspective. Upon arrival in Lukla, porters will join our group. From here, we embark on a gentle trek to Phakding, meandering through verdant forests along the Dudh Kosi River, crossing several iconic suspension bridges, and soaking in the magnificent vistas of sacred mountains like Mt. Khumbila and Kongde RI. We will then retire for the evening at a luxurious lodge in Phakding.

Max Altitude: 2,610mMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: Everest Summit Lodge or Yeti Mountain Home
Day03

The trek to Namche Bazaar is as picturesque as it is exhilarating. The path weaves alongside the Dudh Kosi River, across suspension bridges adorned with fluttering prayer flags. Upon entering the boundaries of Sagarmatha National Park, the trail ascends sharply, rewarding us with our first glimpses of the region's grandeur. Namche Bazaar, a bustling mountain town filled with amenities, eateries, and panoramic views, serves as the commercial hub of the Khumbu region and our resting place for the night.

Max Altitude: 3,440mMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: Everest Summit Lodge or Yeti Mountain Home
Day04

To ensure we acclimatize properly to the high altitude, we'll spend a day in the vicinity of Namche. We'll hike to the famous Hotel Everest View, an establishment known for offering one of the most spectacular panoramas of the Everest region. The day offers a blend of leisure and adventure as we enjoy both the sunrise and sunset over the peaks, immersing ourselves in the breathtaking scenery that surrounds us.

Max Altitude: 3,440mMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: Everest Summit Lodge or Yeti Mountain Home
Day05

Following the trail from Namche, we pass through beautiful forests alongside the Dudh Kosi River, ascending to the renowned Tengboche Monastery, a spiritual center where visitors are often treated to the sight of monks in daily prayer. We then continue on to Pangboche, a village offering another dimension of spirituality and tranquility, where we settle for the night.

Max Altitude: 3,930mMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: Best available Hotel/Tea House
Day06

Our journey takes us higher into the mountains, to the Sherpa village of Dingboche. This day's trek is an ascent through landscapes dotted with stone walls and alpine flora. The views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam from Dingboche are unmatched, and we take our time to enjoy the sights and acclimate to the increasing elevation.

Max Altitude: 4,410mMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: Overnight at Hotel Good Luck, Hotel Mountain Heritage or a Similar
Day07

Acclimatization is key to enjoying the trek, and today we hike to Chhukung Valley. This side trek is an opportunity to witness the robust Imja Khola valley and the formidable south wall of Lhotse. After drinking in the views and capturing photos, we return to Dingboche for the evening.

Max Altitude: 4,410mMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: Overnight at Hotel Good Luck, Hotel Mountain Heritage or a Similar
Day08

The trek to Lobuche is profound as we pass memorials dedicated to climbers who've lost their lives in this majestic wilderness. The trail skirts the Khumbu Glacier, and as we reach Lobuche, we find ourselves amidst a landscape dominated by towering peaks and the stark beauty of the high Himalaya.

Max Altitude: 4,910mMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: Hotel/Tea House common toilet and bathroom.
Day09

Today's trek is the climax of our adventure as we make our way to Everest Base Camp, a site of dreams for many mountaineers. Here, we're treated to up-close views of the Khumbu Icefall and the raw beauty of Everest itself. After taking time to celebrate our achievements, we trek back to Gorak Shep for a well-deserved rest.

Max Altitude: 5,164mMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: Hotel/Tea House common toilet and bathroom.
Day10

We rise before dawn to trek to Kala Patthar, a peak that offers perhaps the best viewpoint to witness Everest in all its glory at sunrise. After savoring the views and capturing memories, we return to Gorak Shep for breakfast before boarding our helicopter for the scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

Max Altitude: 1,350mMeals: BreakfastAccommodation: Aloft Kathmandu or a Similar on BB basic
Day11

After the exertion of the trek, we take a leisurely day in Kathmandu. Optional guided tours are available to the ancient cities of Bhaktapur and Patan. Alternatively, you can explore at your own pace, perhaps visiting local markets, the serene Garden of Dreams, or the regal Narayanhiti Palace. The day ends with a celebratory farewell dinner, sharing stories of our high-altitude adventure.

Max Altitude: 1,350mMeals: Breakfast, and DinnerAccommodation: Aloft Kathmandu or a Similar on BB
Day12

Our journey in the Everest region concludes today. You will be accompanied to the international airport by a representative, marking the end of an unforgettable Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek. We exchange goodbyes and well-wishes, hoping that you carry a piece of Nepal in your heart as you head home.

Meals: BreakfastAccommodation: No
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Trip Service Details
Includes
  • Twin-sharing accommodation for 3 nights at the 5-star Kathmandu Aloft Hotel, including breakfast
  • Twin-sharing accommodation for 3 nights at luxury lodges in Phakding and Namche Bazar
  • Twin-sharing accommodation at a teahouse/lodge with a private bathroom for 1 night in Pangboche and 2 nights in Dingboche
  • Twin-sharing accommodation at a teahouse/lodge with a common shared bathroom for 2 nights in Lobuche and Gorekshep
  • All meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), along with tea and coffee
  • Hot boiled water for drinking
  • All necessary trekking permits
  • Helicopter flight to and from Lukla with airport taxes included
  • Experienced trek guide for the duration of the journey
  • Full support crew including an assistant guide for every 4 trekkers and a porter for every 2 trekkers
  • Airport transfers in Kathmandu, matching your flight times
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary, in a private vehicle
  • Comprehensive first aid kit equipped with high-altitude medicine
  • Provision of a duffel bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for the trek (to be returned after the trek)
  • Staff insurance, equipment, and allowances
  • Trek completion certificate upon request
  • Group farewell dinner in Kathmandu
Excludes
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Personal travel insurance coverage
  • Meals in Kathmandu outside of those provided during the trek
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or during the trek due to early arrival, delays, or early return from the trek for any reason
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, additional beverages, etc.
  • Gratuities for the trekking staff and crew
Dates & Availability
May 2024
September 2024
October 2024
November 2024
December 2024
January 2025
February 2025
March 2025
April 2025
May 2025
StartsMay 30, 2024
EndsJune 10, 2024
StatusGuaranteed
Price
US$3990

Flexible Departure Dates and Personalized Pricing for Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek

Our trekking schedule is designed with your convenience in mind, featuring guaranteed departures on all listed dates. If our existing dates don't align with your itinerary, we're ready to accommodate your preferences. Share your travel schedule with us, and our travel specialists will assist in curating a bespoke journey that fits seamlessly into your dream destination's calendar.

Additional Info

Preparing for Your Luxurious Everest Base Camp Trek

For a comfortable and enjoyable journey to Everest Base Camp, it's essential to condition your body to handle the rigors of trekking. Regular walks, especially over varied terrain and including some longer distances, are a solid foundation for preparation. Enhance your fitness regimen by incorporating cardiovascular activities such as jogging, running, cycling, or even an occasional day hike or swim. These exercises will boost both your stamina and endurance, key factors for a successful trek. If you're a gym enthusiast, focus on stepping up your cardio workouts to ensure you're in top form for this high-altitude adventure.

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek Challenge Level

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return is moderately challenging, making it accessible to a wide range of trekkers, from beginners to the elderly. The use of a helicopter for the return journey eases the physical demand by eliminating the need to trek back to Lukla. This trek offers a variety of terrains, including rugged, rocky, and sometimes snowy paths, which you can navigate at your own pace.

Dealing with Altitude Sickness while on Luxury trek to EBC

While the trek is designed to minimize altitude sickness through a carefully planned itinerary that includes rest days and lower sleep elevations, individual reactions to altitude can vary. Our experienced team is prepared to manage and mitigate symptoms of altitude sickness, ensuring a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

Savoring Flavors on the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek

Indulge in a diverse array of culinary offerings throughout your trek to Everest Base Camp. The journey introduces you to the rich flavors of Nepali cuisine, alongside an assortment of ethnic dishes, and a variety of international fare including Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. Whether you're craving pizza, chips, or a slice of apple pie, or longing for a warm hot chocolate, the menu caters to all tastes. Each morning, wake up to a breakfast selected from the local tea house menu. Midday meals will greet you en route to the day’s destination, with dinners and the next day’s breakfast awaiting at the overnight tea house. In Kathmandu, you'll be treated to a warm welcome dinner and a celebratory farewell dinner.

Accommodations Along the Trail

Your journey will be marked by comfort and style with three tiers of lodging. In Kathmandu, experience the upscale environment of Aloft Kathmandu or a similar establishment. As you venture into the mountains, Yeti Mountain Home and similar luxury lodges will host you for three nights, combining comfort with stunning views. For the remaining five nights, you'll stay in the best available local lodges, which offer a more authentic experience with shared washing and toilet facilities. All lodgings are based on twin-sharing, with the option to upgrade to a single room in Kathmandu and luxury lodges for an additional USD 1400. Please note that single accommodations may not be an option in the more modest local lodges along the trek.

Exploring Nepal in Style: Custom Luxury Trek and Tour Packages

Discover the epitome of travel elegance with our custom luxury treks and tours across Nepal. Tailored to your aspirations and financial considerations, we extend an invitation to convey your unique preferences, enabling us to craft the perfect personalized itinerary. Among our most sought-after luxury adventures are the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, Nepal Luxury Tour, Highlights of Nepal 8 days Tour, and Kathmandu Pokhara Tour, each promising a deluxe gateway to Nepal's wonders.

FAQs

For an unparalleled experience on the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek, the ideal periods to set out are during the pre-monsoon months from March to May and post-monsoon from late September to December. These windows offer the most favorable conditions for trekking. While February and early September are also viable, the peak times suggested ensure the best combination of weather and visibility.

The Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is of moderate intensity. It’s designed for those who are in good health and have some experience with long-duration hikes, but it doesn't necessitate technical climbing skills. The primary challenges come from the trek's duration and the high-altitude environment. Pre-trek physical preparation and understanding the trek’s geographic profile can ease the experience. This luxury trek eases some of the hardships with comfortable accommodations, making it a less arduous yet adventurous journey.

Accommodations in Kathmandu:

Enjoy three nights at the 5-star Aloft Kathmandu or similar, where the pulse of the city is within reach, including shops and cultural hotspots. Here, luxury meets convenience with stylish rooms, top-notch services, and a host of deluxe amenities, ensuring your stay is nothing short of exceptional. Accommodations are based on twin-sharing, with the option for a single room at an additional cost.

Lodging on the Trek:

  • Luxury Lodges: For three nights in Phakding and Namche, relax in the lavish Mountain Lodges of Nepal, where comfort is redefined with heated beds, private bathrooms, and fine dining, all wrapped in warm Sherpa hospitality.
  • Teahouses/Lodges: As you ascend, five nights will be spent in standard teahouses/lodges, offering the basic necessities along with the warmth of Nepali hospitality. Rooms provide the essential comfort to recharge after a day's trek, complete with incredible views. Dining areas are cozy and welcoming, perfect for unwinding. To augment the teahouses’ offerings, we supply you with a snug sleeping bag for those chilly Himalayan nights.

Opting for a single room during your trek? Our policy is to pair group travelers with a roommate of the same gender and similar age. If you prefer private accommodations, a single supplement is available for an additional USD 1400. This option secures a private room in Kathmandu and at luxury lodges during the first three nights in Phakding and Namche. Beyond Namche, the availability of private lodging is limited, and during peak seasons, securing a private room may not be feasible, irrespective of willingness to pay extra, as lodges prioritize accommodating all trekkers.

If you decide to cancel your Everest Luxury Trek, Recreation Holidays provides a lifetime deposit policy that allows flexibility. Your deposit can be transferred to another person or a different trip. Specific cancellation charges will apply if you cancel your booking. For complete details, you should review the booking terms and conditions provided by Recreation Holidays.

After traversing the majestic trails, you'll retreat to the finest luxury lodges for a night of serene relaxation. These havens offer Western toilets and heating facilities, ensuring your comfort. Most nights, you'll have the luxury of an electric blanket and an en suite bathroom, with room temperatures kept cozy at 10-12°C (50-53°F), providing the perfect setting for a rejuvenating sleep to fuel your next day's adventure.

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