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Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek - 17 Days

Duration

17 days

Trip Starts/Ends

Kathmandu

Max Altitude

5545 m /18192 ft

Trip Code

ANT01E12
1 Pax 2-5 Pax 6+ Pax

Trip Overview

Everest Base Camp luxury Trek is an excellent opportunity to explore the grandiose Khumbu valley while trekking through this mountaineering heartland. Everest Base Camp (5364m) is located south of Mount Everest. Enjoy this trek along the Khumbu region with a chance to experience the lifestyle and culture of Sherpa folks. This trek in a picturesque setting takes you to the lap of Himalayas as you visit Namche Bazaar, the biggest and most famous Sherpa town in this region while taking on high passes and treading along the Dudh Koshi River. 

The 17-day Everest Base Camp luxury Trek itinerary starts with your arrival in Kathmandu which is followed by a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley and some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Immediately you start the journey to the Himalayas as you catch a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. With a teaser of experience that is to unfold, we trek to Phakding enjoying glimpses of Mount Nupla (5885m) and Kusum Khangkaru (6367m). Next onto Namche, with a chance to view Mount Everest (8848m) for the first time, we set off on the trail to remote villages of Tengboche, Pheriche, Dingboche, and Lobuche among others. Visits to monasteries and gompas along the way are a casual affair as you immerse in the beauty of the landscape while struggling to overcome the terrain and ensuing climb. Gorakshep and Kalapatthar will be the highlights of this trip and some of the highest points offering an unobstructed view of the Himalayas including Mount Lhotse (8414m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and Thamserku (6608m). Walking over frozen lakebeds and hiking up to the Everest base camp, below the southeast ridge of Mount Everest (8848m); you will have gone halfway to the highest point on Earth. Capture the moment as you shortly retrace the trail back to Lukla. Best season for this trek is during the months March-May and September-December.

Amazing Nepal Trek and Expedition is one of the leading travel and tour operator located in Kathmandu. We pride ourselves for our quality of service while ensuring customer safety and satisfaction. And the experience is made all that more luxurious with your stay at a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu and some of the best luxury lodges in the Khumbu region. You will be assisted by an expert team of guides and porters during your trek.

Trip Highlight

  • Exploration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla.
  • Experience of Sherpa culture.
  • Enjoy the Sherpa hospitality in the Mountain Comfort Lodge
  • Visit Tyangboche Monastery.
  • Lovely views of the Khumbu Icefall.
  • Hike up to Kala Patthar (5,545m) & Nagarjuna Peak (5,091m).
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Glacier.
  • Proximity to the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848m)

Additional Information

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Before Travel Trek Safety Things To Be Considered

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla|2,840m, and Trek to Phakding|2,610m: 35 mins flight, 3 hrs trek
Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar|3,440m: 3-4 hrs trek
Day 5: Rest at Namche Bazaar
Day 6: Trek from Namche to Pangboche|3,930m: 3-4 hrs trek
Day 7: Trek from Pangboche to Pheriche|4,240m: 3-4 hrs trek
Day 8: Rest at Pheriche
Day 9: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche|4910m: 4-5 hrs trek
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (explore base camp): 4-5 hrs trek
Day 11: Trek from Kalapatthar/Gorakshep to Pheriche: 4-5 hrs trek
Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Pangboche: 4-5 hrs trek
Day 13: Trek from Pangboche to Namche: 4-5 hrs trek
Day 14: Trek from Namche to Phakding: 3-4 hrs trek
Day 15: Trek from Phakding to Lukla: 2-3 hrs trek
Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu: 35 mins flight
Day 17: Final Departure

Note: Natural Activities are uncontrollable by human efforts. Bad Weather is the reason for flight cancellations or delays for those who are planning to fly to/from Lukla.  You might face the same situation while returning from Lukla. Please, plan for 1-2 reserve days for contingency. Keep it in the mind that you are going to the Lap of Himalayas. But, our experts are well-trained to handle that situation. In case, you get some problem we will help out you to bring Kathmandu Safely. So, you have to trust yourself and us.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome to the land of Himalayas. One of our travel representatives from Amazing Nepal Trek and Expedition will welcome you at the airport. Having managed your baggage and transport, you’ll be transferred to the trip hotel. A welcome dinner is scheduled for the evening and you are invited. Briefing on the trip outline will be conveyed and handouts provided. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
An enticing sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley is planned for this day as you first set out for Bhaktapur. Arriving at the Bhaktapur Durbar square, your guide will arrange for the passes while you bask in the ancient civilization i.e. Newar community. Enjoy the hustle and bustle around this rustic area before heading back to Kathmandu where you’ll visit the Pashupatinath temple-a Hindu shrine of Lord Shiva. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla|2,840m, and Trek to Phakding|2,610m: 35 mins flight, 3 hrs trek
Early in the morning, you'll head off to the domestic terminal at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Your flight to Lukla, you start your trip to the Himalayas. Enjoy this 35-minute flight as you traverse the mountainous landscape with the mesmerizing views of snow-capped peaks. Landing at Lukla you’ll meet your guide and porters and head downhill to Chheplung and then hike along the Dudh Koshi Valley before climbing up to Phakding. Overnight stay at Phakding.

Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar|3,440m: 3-4 hrs trek
Post breakfast you set out on the trail, full of suspension bridges, that’ll be needed to cross the river more than a few times. Walking past rhododendron and magnolia forests you’ll have occasional views of the snowcapped mountains as you enter the Sagarmatha National Park heading for Jorsalle. After 2 hours of the grueling climb, you'll arrive at Namche. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar. 

Day 5: Rest and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Acclimatization day at Namche. We spend the day hiking up to the Hotel Everest View which is a famous viewpoint of Mount Everest. We will then visit the village of Khunde and Khumjung. This will be a great hiking experience at high altitude. Visit the monastery at Khunde where the high priest shall bless us for a successful journey and then to Khunde hospital founded by Sir Edmund Hillary. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Day 6: Trek from Namche to Pangboche|3,930m: 3-4 hrs trek
Heading out of Namche, you start out on a curvaceous flat trail along the eastern edge of the plateau. We then reach Kyangjuma village before reaching Tengboche via Phunki Tenga-crossing the Dudh Koshi River. The climb up is a dramatic one with amazing views on offer as we pass by small settlements. Generally, trekkers call it a night in Tengboche. We, however, will be heading to Pangboche. Overnight stay at Pangboche.

Day 7: Trek from Pangboche to Pheriche|4,240m: 3-4 hrs trek
Leaving Pangboche, you head North East to Pheriche. Following the Imja Khola along its right bank, we set out on a relatively flat trail. We arrive at the Shomare and Orsho village. The terrain starts to change once we cross the village of Shomare with vegetation depleting as we head to Pheriche pass at 4270m. Crossing it, we descend onto the village of Pheriche. Overnight stay at Pheriche.

Day 8: Rest and acclimatization at Pheriche
Acclimatizing to the altitude, we take a day off and stay in Pheriche. A popular stop among trekkers, Pheriche has an Aid Post/Hospital operated under Himalayan Rescue Association which is operational during the trekking seasons i.e. the month March-May and November-December. This village was famous as an agricultural area in the Himalayas producing Buckwheat and potatoes while farming yaks. Overnight stay at Pheriche.

Day 9: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche|4910m: 4-5 hrs trek
Early morning, we set out on a hike to Lobuche. Heading North West along a stream we hike to the Dughla village. Climbing uphill we head to Dughla Pass at 4830m. As you hike, notice the memorials set up as a tribute to the fallen Sherpas and climbers. Continue along the banks of Khumbu Glacier and you’ll arrive at Lobuche. The village is perched by a hillside on a stark and barren terrain at an altitude of 4940m. Overnight stay at Lobuche. 

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (explore base camp): 4-5 hrs trek
Trekking out of Lobuche, you’ll descend and then ascend as you cross the last hill before Gorakshep. You can view the Kalapatthar from here which rests beneath Mt. Pumori (7165m). A shortstop and you then take on the trail to explore the Everest Base Camp. Perched by the Khumbu glacier and slopes of Everest, the base camp is crowded with mountaineers where you can meet up with the gritty folks on their way to the summit. Take photos and gather as much of this amazing locale before you return to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at Gorakshep.

Day 11: Trek from Kalapatthar/Gorakshep to Pheriche: 4-5 hrs trek
An early morning hike to Kalapatthar is worth an effort for the view of the glorious sunrise over the Himalayas. Soak up an episode as the sun lights up the crest of these peaks including the Mt. Everest (8848m). Kalapatthar, meaning Black rock, at 5550m will be the highest point of this trek and an early morning venture will be a cold affair topped up by windy conditions. After clicking a few photos and savoring the moment we descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast. We then set out for Pheriche along a tricky trail, mostly a decent, as we arrive at Pheriche. Overnight stay at Pheriche.

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Pangboche: 4-5 hrs trek
You will now trace your way back along familiar grounds as you head back to Pangboche. Trekking downhill, you’ll pass through the hillside as this trail takes you along rhododendron and juniper forest. The village of Pangboche has two parts to it. Early Pangboche has an old Monastery famous for the remains of Yeti, aboriginal snowman, including its head and hand. Overnight stay at Pangboche.

Day 13: Trek from Pangboche to Namche: 4-5 hrs trek
Hitting back on the trails and walking along the Dudh Koshi River you head to Namche Bazaar. As you cross the river and pass through rhododendron, juniper and birch forests, you arrive at Tengboche. Shortly, you’ll descend along the trail crossing the river once again to Phunki Tenga. Eventually, heading further down along the foot of the valley, a short climb and you arrive at the army camp of Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Day 14: Trek from Namche to Phakding: 3-4 hrs trek
Leaving Namche, you set out on a long day of the hike to Phakding. The mountains accompany you as you start your descent. Passing by the villages of Bengkar and Jorsalle you arrive at the Rimijung Monastery. With the Dudh Koshi River by your trail, you follow the river downstream to arrive at the quaint little village of Phakding. Overnight stay at Phakding.

Day 15: Trek from Phakding to Lukla: 2-3 hrs trek
A relatively short hike this first you’ll ascend atop a hill before starting your descent. Passing by small settlements of Chauri Kharka and Chheplung you head to Lukla. The final stretch of this trek will include the prayer flags and wheels greeting you on your way to Lukla. Arriving in Lukla, enjoy your last night in the mountains with a home-brewed rice beer "Chyang” and some local delicacies. Overnight stay at Lukla.

Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu: 35 mins flight
You catch an early morning flight back to Kathmandu where you’ll be received at the airport and transferred to the hotel. With most of the afternoon and evening to yourself, venture out to explore the tourist market of Thamel which has authentic Nepali handicrafts suitable for souvenirs and mementos. Enjoy the farewell dinner later that evening with your crew and organizers as you participate in a cultural program involving dancing and singing with amazing local delicacies on offer. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 17: Final Departure
Your trip to the land of Himalayas comes to an end as one of our representatives helps you to check out of your hotel and sees you off at the airport. Depending on your flight schedule, you can venture out for the last minute shopping spree before you are seen off, approximately 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight.

Service Includes:

  • All airport transfers 
  • Deluxe Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast (Hotel Shanker or similar)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
  • Monument fees during the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • Ground transport by car
  • Flights Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • All airport taxes 
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) followed by Tea/Coffee during the trek  
  • Iodine/Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water 
  • Luxury mountain lodge accommodation (Yeti Mountain Home or similar except a night in Gorekshep)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes 
  • Trekking equipment such as down-filled sleeping bag and duffel bag
  • Souvenir: Everest Base Camp Route map and Amazing Nepal T-Shirt

Service not Includes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except for welcome and farewell dinner 
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)s 
  • Additional Hot Drinks 
  • Bottled drinks 
  • Boiled/mineral water 
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower 
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Tipping to driver and trekking crew
  • Anything that not mentioned in 'Service Includes' section

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
Every Day Departure
We can depart our trip every day(Nepal Packages). You Can Schedule your own departure date and contact us. We will make your Itinerary as your convenient.

Accommodations and Meals:

You will be provided a room in a 5-star hotel, while you are in Kathmandu. During your trekking, you will be provided room in Luxury Lodge. Please be informed that you will be sharing the room on twin sharing basis while you are on the trek. Please also note that the Everest region is located at far from the maddening crowd, therefore, lodges may not be as much sophisticated as the hotel in Kathmandu.

We will provide only breakfast while you are in Kathmandu and three-course meals while you are on trek. This means you will be taking breakfast and dinner at the lodge you stay and lunch in the mid of your trekking. Since the Everest region is geographically a remote place, you will be provided only selected but hygienic and organic local foods such as Nepali dal bhat, Tibetan soup, and bread, porridge etc.

Briefing of the Tour:

You will be briefed about the trek, you will be given information file, and importantly introduced with your guide.

Trekking Crews:

We will provide government registered, well-trained English Speaking guide, who holds enough knowledge about responsible tourism and eco-friendly tourism

We will also provide an assistant guide who is ready to help you with every situation.

We will provide a porter is provided to every two of you, and he will be carrying not more than 25kg.

We get our crews’ life get insured.

Certificate:

After the trek is over, you will be provided with ANTE adventure certificate.

Size of Group:

Trekking Group Size of our group can range from two people to ten people. In case you want to travel alone, do not hesitate to write to us. We will plan accordingly. In case, you more than ten people, please do let us know so that we can develop and improvise plans and itinerary.

Acclimatization:

Trekking to the Everest Region is as much difficult as it is technical. We give special priority to its technical sides as well. For this, we have designed an itinerary to allow you to get acclimatize naturally. We know the particular location you need to stay for rest, and the particular distance you need to walk slowly and so on. In case you get high altitude sickness, we have crews who know how to deal with it effectively and smartly.

How to respond to Altitude Sickness?

  • Please do carry Diamox (Acetazolamide)
  • Please consult your physician
  • Please keep on informing our crews if you feel uneasy
  • Please do walk in the group so that you can help each other

Travel Insurance:

We would like to recommend you to get your trekking insured. Since you are trekking in probably one of the wildest and challenging routes, you need to be cautious of anything inevitable. You may need helicopter evacuation and get your trip canceled. You may get injured and get your baggage theft and so on.

Permits and fees:

The government local body charges some small amount of fee for every you make to the World Heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing. The price we charge includes all the fees.

Flight Delay in Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

Twin Otter and Dornier is the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights (to and from Lukla) may be canceled due to mountain weather conditions or technical problems. In such case, Amazing Nepal will charter a helicopter to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight. The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m, while the twin otter can fly if the visibility is 5000m, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules.

The cost of the helicopter is payable directly to our Kathmandu office in the event that this service is utilized. US cash, traveler’s cheques, or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only) are accepted. You will be given a receipt upon payment so that you may claim the amount from your travel insurance. The minimum cost will be US$500 and a maximum US$3500 depending on the number of group members.

It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek. When you arrive a day earlier, you will have time to rest as well as time to buy trekking equipment. Similarly, it is best to have some extra days after you have finished your trek because your flight to Kathmandu/Lukla might be canceled due to bad weather. So all together it is recommended to have a few extra days beside the trip schedule so that you don’t miss your International Flight.

If you want to book a trekking package with Amazing Nepal Trek and Expedition and still wondering about the essential equipment for your trekking journey, here we are more than happy to offer our checklist for your references. Please make necessary amendments to our checklist as per your need and convenience. For some case, if you couldn’t get any of these listed equipment/gears in your hometown or you’re in a rush before you fly to Kathmandu, don’t worry! The listed necessary items mentioned below can be easily purchased here.
Except for your daypack, all luggage will be carried by porters. A porter is available for two people who will carry a maximum of up to 25 kg. So, You have to be careful while packing your Bag or luggage.
 
Moreover, There is an allowance of 15kg per person on domestic flights. Additional personal items are not needed for the trekking portion of the trip which can be kept in the hotel’s storage room without extra cost.

Below is the checklist of equipment that is required for the trek:
 
HEAD

  • Buff headwear /neckwear
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch

UPPER BODY

  • Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket
  • Down filled jacket  (Your own Down Jacket is strongly recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary down jacket which is needed to be returned after the completion of the trek)

LOWER BODY

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Thermal underwear

FEET

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick and warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable Hiking boots
  • Sneakers /slippers

HANDS

  • Gore-tex gloves

ACCESSORIES

  • Sleeping bag rated to - 20°C (Your own sleeping bag strongly is recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary sleeping bags which is needed to be returned after the completion of the trek)
  • Trekking bags/duffel bag (Amazing Nepal Trek will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel/kit bag, but one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for items that are left at the hotel in Kathmandu)
  • Large plastic bags (For keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (Optional, Recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Sewing Kit
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • The first-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes 
  • Reading or writing material

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