There is no doubt that Everest base camp is the best trekking destination in the world. This is the highest base camp of the highest peak. This is not only the trek, this is the dream of thousands of adventurers, nature lovers, and travelers. Everest base camp is a unique sacred place to witness the unimaginable beauty of the mountain. Adventure hikers want to visit here at least once in a lifetime. People may not be known about Nepal but they know about Mount Everest.
Mount Everest is situated in Sagarmatha National Park which is in the east north part of the Himalayan region of Nepal. “Sagarmatha” is the Nepali name of Mount Everest. ‘Sagar‘ means sky and ‘matha‘ means head. It means the forehead of the sky. Some say it is “Peak of Heaven“, some say “Goddess Mother of the Earth” and some say “Goddess of the valley“. Whatever is said, “this is home to Sherpa ethnic group“.
The Sherpa is the most popular for climbing Everest and other mighty mountains. Of course, it is home to many rare species such as snow leopards, red panda including Himalayan Thar, mountain blue sheep, Himalayan Monal, colorful Danphe bird, pheasant, and many more.
Why Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek?
Everest base camp luxury trek is popular for its deep gorges valley, raging rivers, high suspension bridges with colorful Buddhist prayer flags, mane and chhorten carving Buddhist mantras on stone, sacred old monasteries, Sherpa live culture, dense forest of pines, oaks, junipers and rhododendron, Imja glacier, the highest Khumbu glacier, high mountain peaks and of course, the tallest peak mount Everest.
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 accommodation 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.
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.
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, and 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.
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.
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 6,838m, mount Makalu 8,463m, and mount Lhotse 8,516m. Once you climbed this Nangkartshang 5,120m it will be easy to trek to Lobuche and Everest base camp.
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, 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 but it can be done after acclimatization to two places at Namche and Dingboche, having good foods, drinking plenty of water, and slow plus smooth walk.
You need to walk about three hours to Gorakshep from Lobuche and another one and half-hour walk 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 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.
- Airport picks up and drops by private vehicle (two domestic and two international)
- Three night Star accommodation in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing with breakfast
- 4 night luxury accommodation at Yati Mountain Home (1 night Phakding, 2 night Namche Bazar, 1 night Lukla) during trekking
- 4 night best hotel (1 night at Deboche, 2 night Dingboche, 1 night Lobuche) during trekking
- Kathmandu to Lukla by helicopter
- Lukla to Ramechhap/Kathmandu domestic air ticket
- An experienced trekking guide for the trip
- One porter for two trekkers from Lukla
- Sagarmatha National park entrance fee
- Pasang Lhamu Municipality Local permit
- TIMS Card permit
- Pristine Nepal Trek’s duffle bag for trekking
- Pristine Nepal Trek’s T-Shirt as a souvenir
- Trekking map of Everest base camp
- First aid kit
- 10 GB wifi internet package
- Full board meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Water purification
- Seasonable fruits with dinner
- All paper works
- Farewell dinner at reputable restaurant in Kathmandu
- Nepal visa fee ($30 for 15 days visa, $50 for 30 days)
- Travel insurance with helicopter evacuation
- Tips to guide and porter
- Personal expenses: such as laundry, hot shower, all drinks
- Extra stay in Kathmandu in case of early return from trekking