Everest Base Camp is the most popular and best trekking destination in the world. This is the world’s highest base camp for the highest peak, Mount Everest. The EBC trek is a dream of thousands of hikers, trekkers, nature lovers, travelers, and adventurers. The trek takes you through the deep gorge valleys, raging rivers, high suspension bridges with colorful Buddhist prayer flags, lively Sherpa villages, and dense forests of pine, oaks, and rhododendrons among many others. On top of that giving, an extra luxury touch adds a cherry on top experience to the Everest trek.
The Luxury Everest Base Camp trek provides you with an opportunity to enjoy the classic base camp route in a lavish and luxurious way possible. You will fly to Lukla from Kathmandu by helicopter and return back to Lukla from Gorkashep by helicopter as well. Likewise, you will enjoy three-star hotel accommodations in Kathmandu, luxury accommodations in Lukla, Phakding, and Namche with comfortable luxury lodges during the whole trek.
Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights
- Experiencing the Everest region in a luxury style
- Scenic helicopter ride to Lukla and return back by flight
- Peek into the lifestyle of local Sherpa culture and traditions
- Spectate the four 8000ers mountains: Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu
- Explore UNESCO world heritage site: Sagarmatha National Park
- Visit the largest and oldest Tyangboche Monastery
Short Overview of Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek:
Normally, two weeks is recommended for this Everest base camp trek. But you need less than two weeks for this Luxury Everest base camp trek. Our guide and staff will pick you up from the airport and bring you to the star accommodation in Kathmandu. Your Everest base camp luxury trek is designed with star accommodations even on the mountain as well.
Similarly, this luxury Everest trek is planned with a helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla 2,800m. Once you reach Lukla, you will meet our porter who is going to carry your bag pack for the whole trip. Our guide will manage for Pasang Lhamu local permit here at Lukla. Then your first-day trekking starts from here.
How your Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek will be completed?
You will walk through beautiful villages Chaurikharka, Chheplung, Thado Koshigaun, Ghat, Chhuthawa, and Dukdinma and stop at Phakding 2,660m for the first night. Monasteries, Mane, and Chhortens with carving beautiful Buddhist mantras on stones, local farming areas, Pines forest, Ragging Dudhkoshi River, and hanging suspension bridges are the main attraction of the day.
Trekking and spending a day at Namche Bazar on Day 2:
Your second day of walking will bring you to Namche Bazar 3,440m. You will enter Sagarmatha National Park from Monjo village.
Sagarmatha national park covers an area of 1,148 square kilometers starting from Monjo at 2,885m and going to the highest point on the earth “Mount Everest”-8,848m. You may not know but Sagarmatha National Park was listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1979.
Our guide will manage the national park entrance permit at Monjo and trekking continue ahead. You will hike through beautiful villages, Zam Fute, Tok Tok, Bengker, Monjo, Jorsalle, Larja Dovan, popular Hillary bridge then reaches Namche Bazar. National Park entry, a rushing Dudhkoshi river, pines forest, beautiful and high suspension bridges with colorful Buddhist prayer flags, and steep Namche uphill are the main attraction for the day. You can mostly see the beautiful Himalayan monal, the Nepali national bird Danphe nearby Namche Bazar in the autumn and spring season.
Namche Bazar is the main gateway to enter the Everest region. The Everest region is called the Khumbu region as well. Namche Bazar is the capital of the Khumbu region. Every Friday and Saturday offers an open market here in Namche Bazar. Most trekkers, hikers, and climbers stop at this place for acclimatization. This place has many hotels, lodges, tea houses, restaurants, pubs, banks, schools, health posts, Sagarmatha pollution control committee, security base, trekking gears store, climbing gears store, art gallery, mini departmental store, local porterhouses, many more.
Acclimatization is a vital role in adopting high altitudes on this trekking. Most trekkers get altitude sickness on the Everest base camp trek. Many people complain regarding AMS. If you do not have the best itinerary for the Everest base camp trek you can get sick. So, this is important to have an acclimatization day at Namche Bazar. Our guide bring you to Char camp where you can witness the late legendary Tenzing Norgay Sherpa memorial and of course, you can have a most beautiful view of big mountains including Mt. Everest 8,848m, mount Lhotse 8,516m, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru Himal, Kongde peak and many more. After this beautiful place, you can climb to Syangboche where Nepal’s highest airport is located and the highest–placed hotel Everest View Hotel is situated.
How you will trek to Tengboche from Namche Bazar?
After two nights of stopping at Namche Bazar, the next destination will be Tyangboche 3,860m (Tengboche). Tyangboche is famous for its old monastery. Monks stay at this monastery throughout the year. They make regular puja every morning and afternoon twice a day. You can participate in puja in the morning or afternoon.
Mane Rimdu is the biggest festival in this region. This festival happens particularly in this monastery once a year. The trekking trail to Tyangboche from Namche Bazar is all three types of trail, gradual horizontal path in the first section for two hours which offers great views of big mountains including Mount Everest. The second part for an hour is steep down to Phungi Thanga then the last part is steep uphill to Tyangboche for two hours. Normally, we bring you to Deboche 3,820m in Everest luxury trek for better accommodation. It is only 30 minutes further than Tyangboche. The major attraction of the day is big mountain views, a deep gorge valley, old Tyangboche Monastery.
Entering the Dingboche on Day 5th & Acclimatization:
Similarly, the fifth day of the trekking of Everest base camp luxury trek will bring you to Dingboche 4,450m. The walking passed through the beautiful rhododendron forest of Milingo, Pangboche. Pangboche 4,000m is also another popular Sherpa village from where many Sherpa climbers have climbed all big mountains. Somare and Orsho are other beautiful small settlements on the way to Dingboche. Tree lines end up here Somare 4,000m. But there are still tree lines on the other side of the mountain till 4,400m which is facing north.
Dingboche village is also another significant village for trekkers. This is the last big village in the Everest region located 4,450m above sea level. Most of the trekkers stop here for two nights for acclimatization. You can climb to Nangkar Tshang 5,120m on your acclimatization day which helps you to adapt to this high altitude. You will be amazed by the beautiful view of Ama Dablam at 6,838m, Mount Makalu at 8,463m, and Mount Lhotse at 8,516m. Once you climbed this Nangkartshang 5,120m it will be easy to trek to Lobuche and Everest base camp.
Dingboche to Lobuche Trek overview:
You will continue to follow to Lobuche 4,910m from Dingboche after staying two nights. The first part of the trail is a gradual horizontal path to Thukla offering great views of big mountains including, Tawache, Cholatse, Lobuche peak, Pumori, and more. Lobuche is just one tourist-stopping destination with an elevation of 4,910m above sea level. Before reaching Lobuche you need to climb Thukla and pass 4,830m where strong wind blows continue. There are many memorials of passed legendary climbers from the globe. The major attractions of the day are big Mountain View, Thukla pass 4,4830m, and high-altitude sleep.
Finally Stepping into Everest Base Camp:
Finally, you will have your dream destination Everest base camp. We have some saying in Nepal, that the beautiful destination always has a very challenging path. It is not easy to go there where beautiful things are in existence. So, walking from Lobuche to Gorakshep 5,180m and Everest base camp 5,364m is not that easy. Still, it can be done after acclimatization to two places at Namche and Dingboche, having good foods, drinking plenty of water, and a slow plus smooth walk.
You need to walk about three hours to Gorakshep from Lobuche and another one and half-hour walk will bring you to Everest base camp. Of course, once people reached the base camp, it will be their great achievement in life.
The view is worth every drop of sweat that u dropped on the way to Everest Base Camp. You can make pictures, and videos on base camp. Nowadays, all the way from Lobuche to base camp, the trail is not that clean due to fast melting glaciers. Even this particularly base camp area is also losing its glaciers and ice very fast. You can witness a big-big lake underneath the glaciers. Hence, you will have great mountain views of Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Nuptse, and Kalapathar. After spending some time here at the base camp, we will manage a helicopter ride back to Lukla in this Luxury Everest base camp trek. You will have one overnight at luxury accommodation in Lukla. A short flight brings you to Kathmandu on next day. Then your Everest base camp luxury trek ends up with an amazing experience.
Best time for Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek
The four major seasons of Nepal are Autumn, Spring, Monsoon, and Winter. Each of these seasons lasts for three months and has its own distinct charm and ambiance. However, among the four seasons, Autumn (Sep-Nov) and Spring (March-May) is considered the best season for trekking in Nepal including the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek as well.
The Everest luxury trek is a scenic adventure to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of the Khumbu region. Hence, the weather and temperature matter most for this trek.
Autumn season starts from mid/late September to early/mid-December. The weather is ideal at this time of year with very consistent temperatures. The mountain views are always breathtaking, and the skies are always clear. The average daily temperature is warm and bright, rising to a maximum of 20 to 25 degrees Celsius. However, the temperature might dip as low as -10 degrees Celsius at night and in the morning.
Spring marks the beginning of everything fresh and new. We see flowers blooming and greenery everywhere. The trails are welcomed by the lush rhododendron, pines, oaks, and juniper forests along with the faunas. The weather is crystal clear all the time. The chances of rain are very low and the temperature remains stable. This time, the panorama of the Khumbu region is at its finest.
A magnificent helicopter ride and trekking in such stunning surroundings are once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Therefore, the best seasons for a luxury Everest base camp trek are Autumn and Spring. However, the Everest luxury lodge trek is also possible in the monsoon and winter, but the weather must be in our favor.
Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek Transportation
Our Everest Luxury trek is specially designed in a way where you can experience the scenic helicopter ride as well as the Lukla flight. Our journey begins with a helicopter flight flying over some of the beautiful valleys as we make our way to the Lukla. After successfully stepping foot on the Everest Base Camp we will return back to Lukla from Gorakshep by helicopter. You get an opportunity to enjoy and capture the magical Himalayas from a bird’s eye view.
From Lukla, we take a picturesque 30-minute flight back to Kathmandu. It is one of the most thrilling yet wonderful parts of the Everest Luxury trek.
We provide private transportation for all international and domestic flight transfers.
Food and Accommodation for Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek
Our luxury Everest base camp trek plan includes a two-night stay in Kathmandu and eight additional nights while on the actual trek. In Kathmandu, we stay at a three-star category hotel in Thamel, on the basis of twins sharing breakfast. On the trek, you will spend four-night luxurious accommodations at Yati Mountain Home (1-night in Phakding, 2 nights in Namche Bazaar, and 1 night in Lukla). The remaining four nights will be spent at standard accommodation (1 night at Deboche, 2 nights at Dingboche, and 1 night at Lobuche).
We provide full board meals (B, L, D) during the trek. You get to choose foods from the menu in the teahouses and lodges. Due to hygienic reasons, we advise against having non-vegetarian foods. Also, for drinks, we recommend you take hot water, lemon tea, ginger tea, etc rather than caffeinated liquids or alcohol.
Acclimatization during Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek
You will have proper two days of acclimatization days at Namche and Dingboche respectively. You will climb to the Everest viewpoint on your rest day in Namche to take in the breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many other mountains. We will take you to the highest Everest View hotel for a tea break. Return back to Namche and explore the area.
In Dingboche, you will hike to the Nangkartshang peak of 5,121m. The top offers you the beautiful Mount Makalu (8,463m) view including Island peak, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and so on.
To keep your body adjusting to the greater altitude, these two days are crucial. During the walk, make sure you hydrate enough and eat enough food.
Booking Process for the Everest Luxury Trek
Our booking process is quick, secure, and efficient. With our online payment gateway you can now book the Luxury Everest base camp trek easily and hassle-free. You have to pay 20-25% of the total cost at the time of booking, with the remaining amount payable in Kathmandu.
Are WIFI and Internet available?
Yes, we provide you with 10GB wifi internet data on the trek. Our guide will purchase the Everestlink wifi data package in Namche for you.
We will come to the airport to pick you up. Normally, most countries people will get on arrival visa in the immigration department of airport. Sometime, you need to stay an hour too in queue for on arrival visa due to many tourist. You will go out from the airport within 30 minute to 2 hour. We will be waiting there with Pristine Nepal Treks name board or with your name board.
Once we met there then we drive to Thamel for half an hour. It is about 7 km (4.3 miles) from the airport to Thamel. We will bring you to the star hotel where you will meet your trekking guide too. We will brief regarding your trip. If you need any information about trip, if you need any trekking gears, we help you to manage it. Normally, we provide sleeping bag and down jacket for trekking. So we request to go together to the store for sleeping bag and down jacket.
Usually, we confirm your trip once you paid some deposit. So, let’s settle your remaining balance here. Some people want to pay whole amount through online for the trip. But we always ask to pay 20 to 30% of the package through online system for the trip confirmation. While you pay deposit through online payment gateway, our bank always take 3.5%. Sometime people ask to pay through card when they are here but still Nepali bank charges 3.5 % to 4%. That is why we expect remaining balance in cash.
There are enough flights to Lukla with domestic airlines for the Everest base camp trek. But most of the airlines operate their flight from Ramechhap during the busy season. Kathmandu has only one airport with a single runway where both international and domestic airlines operate their flight and it makes high air traffic. Lukla weather is also unpredictable. So it takes a long time to have a Lukla round trip. It is 30 minutes flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. It should be about one and half hours for one round trip but takes more than two and half hours for a round trip. That is why all the domestic airlines are operated from Ramechhap to Lukla during a busy season.
It is a 4 to 5-hour drive to Ramechhap from Kathmandu. All the domestic airlines fly to Lukla early in the morning. Because Lukla weather is comparatively better in the morning. So you need to be in Ramechhap before 7 am in the morning. For that, you have to drive very early like 2 am in the morning from Kathmandu.
That is why we use helicopters from Kathmandu to Lukla for this luxury Everest base camp trek. Our guide will bring you to the airport in the morning and fly you to Lukla. It is used five seated helicopters. It takes 45 to 60 minutes to Lukla by helicopter. Once you reached Lukla you will meet our porter. You will have time for breakfast and preparation for the day in Phakding.
There is a Pasang Lhamu municipality check post at Lukla where we need to buy a local permit for the Luxury Everest base camp trek. You will see the Pasang Lhamu statue on the top of the exit get before you leave Lukla. Pasang Lhamu Sherpa was the first woman from Nepal who summited Mount Everest on 22 April 1993.
The trekking trail leads you slowly down to Chaurikharka. It is not that significant down. Chaurikharka is one of the popular Sherpa villages as well. After this, you will follow the old trekking trail to Thadokoshi village. You will experience the Nepal suspension bridge on this very first day. There will be short downhill, and short uphill sometimes but most of the time trail goes through a similar altitude. Villages are not that big in this area. Most of the local people are involved in tourism. You will see some hydro project pipelines on the way where locals use this for electricity.
You will follow this trail along the Dudhkoshi riverside. After walking for approximately four hours you will reach Phakding. Phakding village 2,660m is tourist oriented village. There are about 25 lodges, guest houses, hotels, and restaurants. Almost all the trekkers stop at Phakding for the first night. Most of the lodges are very similar. Our hotel is a luxury one. We bring you to Yati Mountain Home. This hotel is considered a luxury accommodation. We hope you will have a wonderful time here. You will enjoy your first day of the Luxury Everest base camp trek.
After having a wonderful night at Phakding, the second day of the Everest base camp Luxury trek will start after having a delicious breakfast. Today you trek to the famous Namche Bazar 3,440m. Namche Bazar is called the gateway of Mount Everest. All trekkers and climbers have to come through Namche Bazar to go to Mount Everest.
You should cross the suspension bridge even in Phakding which brings you to the next side of the Dudhkoshi River. But you have to follow this beautiful Dudhkoshi River all the time in this Everest trekking. You will have at least five times suspension-bridge before Namche Bazar. Passing through Tok Tok village, Monjo, and Jorsalle will be a fantastic walk in the afternoon. There is a Sagarmatha National Park check post at Monjo where we have to buy a national park entrance permit. After Monjo, as soon as you cross the river you will stop at Jorsalle for a lunch.
After lunch, you will again cross the river then you will have a steep uphill climb. Approximately one-hour walking will bring you to the famous Hillary bridge which seems a bit scary and it offers chill wind all the time if the weather is nice. Then you need to trek uphill for two hours to Namche Bazar. We bring you to the same Yati Mountain Home for an overnight stop at Namche Bazar on your Everest base camp luxury trek.
It is very important to have an acclimatization day here. Namche Bazar is located at an elevation of 3,440m above sea level. You are trekking to Everest base camp which is 5,364m. You need to stop at many places over 4,000m before Everest base camp. There is always a possibility to have altitude sickness after 3,000m. It is advisable to walk slowly and stay at a place for two nights to avoid altitude sickness.
We suggest you to hike even though this is a rest day in the Luxury Everest base camp trek. Normally, our guide will bring you to Char camp which is on top of the Namche Bazar where you can have beautiful mountain views including Mount Everest. You will witness the statue of late Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay and a view of Mount Everest 8,848m, Lhotse 8,516m, Ama Dablam 6,838m, Thamserku 6,608m, Kusum Kangaru Himal 6,367m, Kongde Himal 6,187m, Khumbila, Tawache 6,495m, Nuptse 7,861m and other many high peaks from this Char camp.
Go further up to Syangboche 3,800m. It is steep uphill but not that long. Syangboche is famous for two things, its airport which is the highest airport in Nepal, built at an elevation of 3,780m above sea level, and the Everest View Hotel. It is said to be the highest hotel in the world from where you can witness Mount Everest view. Enjoy the Everest view with some hot drinks here. Then go back to Namche Bazar.
Namche Bazar is popular for its market on weekends and Saturdays. People from different villages come to Namche Bazar for shopping. Of course, farmers bring their products to sell here. Except for the market, this place offers many trekking and climbing gears shops, banks, restaurants, hotels and lodges, health posts, security posts, military base, Sagarmatha pollution control committee, small departmental store, sauna bath center, massage center, etc.
After stopping at Namche Bazar for two overnight, your Luxury Everest base camp trek starts again from here up to Tyangboche. The first part of the trail is so smooth and nice with a beautiful Everest view. The path is wide and clean through a similar elevation. You will have a panoramic Lukla valley view in the south and a gorgeous view in North-East. Two hours of pleasant walking will bring you to Lausasa where clear two different trekking routes are divided. North uphill trail goes for Gokyo lake valley and east downhill brings you to Tyangboche.
You need to hike approximately an hour downhill to Phungi Thanga where we stop for a lunch. You will have another suspension bridge here. Then you need to climb uphill all the way to Tyangboche for two hours approximately. Tyangboche is a significant place in the Khumbu region. It has the oldest monastery. It is also the center of the religious faith of the Buddhist Sherpa people.
Normally, monks live in this monastery where those monks perform puja in the morning and afternoon every day. You can go here and get a blessing from the monk. Then walk a little down for half an hour more to Deboche. Tyangboche has just five lodges. It is very busy in the high season. If you walk half an hour further down, Deboche offers some nice accommodation. Sherpa Culture Home is considered an expensive and better one. We also bring you to this hotel. Due to only one in a better category, it is hard to get a room. But other hotels and lodges are also very nice. We will stop here for an overnight.
Today you will trek to Dingboche which is over 4,400m above sea level. Your morning starts with a delicious breakfast at Deboche and ready for a hike. The first part of the trail is a beautiful and horizontal path through the rhododendron forest until reached the Dudhkoshi river. Then you should trek to uphill till Pangboche village. Pangboche 4,000m village is the famous Sherpa village as well. This village has given many Sherpa climbers for mountaineering. Tree lines almost end up here but you will see a forest on another side of a mountain with north-facing areas. Pangboche and Somare are facing south. South facing area does not have a tree line at this 4,000m altitude.
After this village, you will have again horizontal path for half an hour and shortly uphill to Somare where a lunch break will be taken. Normally, will have a lunch break for an hour. Then you will have the time horizontal path to Dingboche but the elevation continues to get high. It takes about two and half hours to Dingboche from the lunch place. Dingboche 4,450m is a comparatively big village in this area. You will have two overnight at this village.
Trekking to Everest base camp is always challenging with its high altitude. Many trekkers get high altitude sickness in this region. It is not only due to high elevation. Weather condition also has a major role in altitude sickness. Going slowly and making these acclimatization days at those particular places will be very helpful to adopting the environment here. Your body will adopt this place and you can do Everest base camp.
Hiking to Nangkartshang peak 5,121m will be very helpful on this day. It is steep uphill from Dingboche. It takes 2 and 30 minutes to climb this peak. Of course, this peak offers beautiful Mount Makalu 8,463m views including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Island Peak, Kangtega, Thamserku, Tawache, Cholatse, Nuptse, and many other big mountains. Then go back to Dingboche before lunch and rest for the day. Going up and stopping at a lower elevation is perfect for acclimatization.
Even being very careful can cause altitude problems at this elevation. So you have to tell your guide or friend if you have a problem. Normally, it will be fine after stopping two overnight at this place.
After having two overnight at Dingboche you will follow to Lobuche today. The first part of the trail was just a bit gradual uphill for 20 minutes. Then it is a smooth gradual horizontal path heading to Thukla for two to three hours. You should cross Small River before Thukla 4,600m. This river comes from the Khumbu glacier. Due to the fast melting of glaciers, it always changes their way. Sometimes in summer, it becomes big as well. There is no fixed bridge. Local people fix the bridge but it is not stable.
Anyway, you will stop at Thukla 4,600m for a lunch. It is called Dukla as well. There are only two lodges and one tea shop. This place becomes very busy in the high season for a lunch. Most of the trekkers stop here for a lunch.
You need to hike up after lunch at Thukla. This uphill part is one of the famous uphills in this Everest base camp trek. It is not that long but trekking here in the afternoon will be a bit hard, challenging, and interesting as well. Approximately one hour of climbing this uphill brings you to the top of the mountain where you can witness a popular passed mountaineer’s memorial. This place always offers chill windy. Then you need another one and half hours to reach Lobuche from this place.
Normally, the trekking trail is fine here all the season except for winter. This is a horizontal path over here but a lot of snow makes challenging in winter. Lobuche is a tourist-stopping center before Gorakshep and Everest base camp. There are only 6/7 lodges, all are similar categories. Due to its high altitude, many trekkers complain about sleeping here. Many trekkers get headaches. But you have to be very careful if a headache is getting worse. Mild headache is acceptable in this place. You will be fine after having a rest.
Meals here are not that tasty due to losing appetite. Lobuche and Gorakshep both places do not have that great food test. So you also do choose a specific item and the right portion. Because bringing food here is a big challenge. Most of the trekkers have short sleep at this altitude.
Our team always has an oximeter during trekking. You can measure the proportion of oxygenated hemoglobin in the blood of your body. It will be helpful for monitoring how your body is reacting at this altitude.
This day is your Everest base camp day. You need to get up early in the morning. Take some warm breakfast and start your day around 5 am. The first one-hour walking will be easy even though this is high-altitude walking. You can have a gradual horizontal path in the first section. After walking an hour approximately you should climb steep uphill for 20 minutes. Then you will have mostly a path formed by melting glaciers. So it is unstable as well every season. It is about two hours to Gorakshep you need to walk here. But the views are incredible here. Once you reached Gorakshep 5,180m you can have a break for some food.
After stopping for a while, your walking will continue to Everest base camp. It is only one hour half to base camp from Gorakshep. If you feel very tiring, go slowly, take your time. Maybe you need two hours to be there. The trail to base camp from Gorakshep is moderate. It is also formed by melting glaciers. Everest base camp is also very unstable due to ice melting. The base camp is located just before the Khumbu icefall area. All expeditions team fix their tent here. Now we are facing the challenges of global warming which cause glaciers to melt very fast.
Once you reached Everest base camp, we congratulate you. Everest base camp is not only a mountain base camp it is the highest mountain’s base camp. It is a dream base camp for all adventure lovers, all nature lovers, and mountain lovers. Everest base camp is located over 5,364m above sea level. This is the highest base camp of the highest peak. It is called that you are not a real adventurer if not been to Everest base camp. So make pictures, enjoy the moment of base camp.
Normally, we manage a helicopter ride to Lukla from the base camp. So don’t forget to thank our porters before you leave. Of course, the trip is not that nice without our heroic porter on this mountain. Mountain porters have been supporting tourists for a long time.
Sometimes we need to walk back to Gorakshep for a helicopter ride. It depends on the policy of Sagarmatha National park. The national park does not give permission to land on base camp sometime. In that case, we will trek back to Gorakshep. It will always be afternoon between 1 pm to 5 pm.
The helicopter needs only 15 to 20 minute flight to Lukla from the base camp. Then you will be at Lukla for an overnight stop. We will bring you to the luxury hotel. Normally, we bring you to Yati Mountain Home where you can have a wonderful time after an adventure trip of Everest base camp trek. Enjoy your last night on the mountain.
After having an incredible time on the Luxury Everest base camp trek, today you will fly back to Kathmandu. We arrange a helicopter to fly to Lukla and a domestic air ticket to fly out from Lukla. It can be used for helicopter ride both ways as well. But this package is designed with a one-way helicopter ride and a one-way domestic air ticket.
Nowadays, Lukla flights are operated only from Ramechhap in high season due to the high air traffic of Kathmandu airport. So we will most probably fly to Ramechhap from Lukla. It is only a 15-minute flight to Ramechhap. Then we will have our own private vehicle to Kathmandu. It is about 5 hours drive to Kathmandu from Ramechhap for 130km. The road is narrow in the first section alongside the river. It is not that busy road. Once you are closed to Kathmandu valley it going to be busy traffic.
We will bring you to the hotel and the afternoon will be free. We are pleased to offer a farewell dinner at some reputable Nepali restaurants in the evening. We expect your comments whether it is negative or positive. Negative comments will help us to improve our service and positive comments inspire us to work with more dedication.
We always ask our guests to have at least one day extra for the Luxury Everest base camp trek. Lukla’s weather is unpredictable. If the weather becomes worse and can’t have a flight in time, at least an extra day will be useful. If everything goes normal then you can have a free day in Kathmandu. You can explore Kathmandu city on this day. There are many world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. We can help you to arrange a day tour in Kathmandu. The Monkey temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Buddha Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square are world heritage sites from Kathmandu valley where you can witness medieval Nepal history.
Finally, we will drop you to the airport according to your flight schedule. We hope you will always keep us in mind, you will bring a sweetened memory of Nepal. You will recommend to your friend to visit to Nepal and Everest base camp.
Have a wonderful journey ahead.
Thank you so much.