Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek 13 Days

Trip Facts
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Everest Region
  • Max. Altitude 5,644 m
  • Trip Style Adventure
  • Trip Type Solo or Group
  • Best Time Best in Spring and Autumn

Highlights

  • Trek to the laps of Mt. Everest, Everest Base Camp
  • Enjoy luxury trekking in the Everest region
  • Enjoy a helicopter ride and fantastic aerial view during the flight to Lukla
  • Spend the night in beautiful SHerpa villages
  • Trek through lush forests, cross suspension bridges and pass by lovely waterfalls
  • Witness breathtaking diverse sceneries and mountain views
  • Get to see the lifestyle of Sherpa and their culture
  • Visit ancient monasteries while trekking
  • Relish a gorgeous sunrise from Kala Patthar, the highest point of the trek

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is a refined version of the usual 13 days EBC trek. You stay overnight in some of the best lodges and enjoy luxury trekking while relishing breathtaking Himalayan mountain views."Stay overnight in the luxury lodges during the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek. First of all, not many trekkers get to enjoy a luxury trek to the Everest Base Camp because of its high price. So, if you are looking for something different and comfortable in the Khumbu region, we highly suggest Everest Base Camp Luxury Trekking. This trek is perfect for all travellers, whether you are experienced or new. 

You walk up to the base camp of Mt. Everest. It is the highest mountain in the world. The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trekking goes through small mountain settlement areas resided by Sherpas, Lamas, Rai, etc. What makes this trek very unique, apart from the luxury overnight stay, is the helicopter return from Kala Patthar. 

Yes, you read it right. At the end of the trek, we send a helicopter to pick you up from Kala Patthar and drop you at Lukla. The views during the helicopter flight from EBC are out of this world. Every participant gets full window seats to enjoy the ride to the fullest. You can opt for the Everest Luxury trek if you cannot go on the long trek to EBC.

Mountain views during Everest luxury trek

The Everest Base Camp luxury trek 13 days offers dramatic views of the snow-capped mountain from both land and air. It is one of the best treks to enjoy the aerial panorama of the Himalayas. As you trek through the dense forests of the Sagarmatha National Park and picturesque villages, the gorgeous sceneries unfold themselves one by one in front of you. 

From lush valley views to the dry, barren alpine landscape, you get to witness a wide range of scenery during the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trekking. Some of the mountains seen during the trek are Everest (8,849 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Baruntse (7,162 m), etc. 

Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return route

The Everest Base Camp luxury lodge trek begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla (2,860 m). From here, you trek to Phakding village (2,610 m). The trail then goes to Monjo (2,835 m) and ascends through dense forests of rhododendron & bamboo. Crossing multiple bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, you steeply ascend to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m).

Here, you spend a rest day, and hike to the Hotel Everest View (3,962 m). The trail then drops down to Dudh Kosi valley at Pungki Thanka. Following an uphill route through the lush forest, you reach Tengboche (3,860 m), and the next day begin walking towards Dingboche (4,410 m). The trail to Dingboche village ascends along with terraced fields and meadows. 

You spend a rest day at Dingboche village and hike to Nagarjun Hill at 5,100 m. From here onwards, you leave the tree line behind and trek to Lobuche village (4,910 m). The mountain gets prominent, and the views are surreal. Your next stop is Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) via Gorak Shep ((5,181 m).

You spend that night in Gorak Shep and hike to Kala Patthar (5,644 m) early in the morning the following day. This viewpoint offers a magical sunrise and 3-degrees views of the snowy cliffs dominating the sky. Our team will pick you up at the Kala Patthar on the same day and fly you to Lukla. The treks end here, and you fly back to Kathmandu another morning. 

Difficulty

The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek in Nepal is a moderate trek. The trekking route is diable enough for new trekkers to join. Thanks to many modern comforts available during the Everest luxury trek, this trek is relatively easy to do than the usual EBC trek. 

The terrain demands 5 to 7 hours of walking each day. You'll be conquering steep uphill & downhill routes too. Likewise, there are a handful of rugged, rocky sections along the way.  

Altitude sickness

Our Everest Base Camp luxury trek itinerary has two acclimatisation days, which makes the journey less risky to altitude sickness. We have a constant rise in elevation. Therefore the trekkers get ample time to adjust to the altitude. 

Drink a lot of water & other fluids to keep yourself hydrated and lower the risk of altitude sickness. Do not consume alcoholic drinks while ascending. Look out for symptoms like difficulty in breathing, insomnia, headache, nausea, etc. 

Everest trek preparation

We recommend our guests to have 4 to 6 weeks in hand before the beginning of the EBC trek. In this time, you can prepare your body to walk long hours and build up your stamina. The trekkers do not need to undergo any advanced training for Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek. 

Booking

Book our Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek 2022/2023 departure dates now to get the best price. We do take last-minute bookings too, for this trek. You can custom design the EBC luxury trek itinerary if you wish. 

For any further assistance, talk to our travel consultant. 

These are some of our other Everest Base Camp trek packages- Everest view trek, Everest Gokyo lakes trek, Everest base camp helicopter tour, and Everest three high passes trek.

Trip Itinerary

This is a recommended itinerary . It is alwasy possible to change or customize according to your interest and availability.
 

  • Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu City
  • Day 2:Kathmandu city excursion & trek preparation
  • Day 3:Fly to Lukla airport and trek to Phakding village
  • Day 4:Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 5:Acclimatisation day
  • Day 6:Trek to Tengboche Monastery
  • Day 7:Trek to Dingboche Village
  • Day 8:Acclimatisation Day
  • Day 9:Trek to Lobuche Village
  • Day 10:Trek to Gorakshep (5,181 m) & hike to Everest Base Camp
  • Day 11:Hike to Kala Patthar Viewpoint & fly back to Lukla via Helicopter
  • Day 12:Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 13:Final departure

We welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our team will accompany you to the hotel. There will be a short meeting, and you can rest for the remaining day. Later, meet us over a farewell dinner in the late evening. We stroll in the vibrant narrow alleys of Thamel and end the day. 

 

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome dinner

It is an extra day in Kathmandu. We have planned a guided city tour in the morning led by our friendly tour guide. We go on tour to Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. If the time allows, we also visit the famous Monkey Temple. 

After lunch, we introduce you to the trek guide over a short briefing. We prepare for the trek. Check all the trekking gear and pack for duffel bags. The trek guide will assist us in the final packing.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast only

Lukla is the starting point of our trek. We’ll take an early morning scenic flight to Lukla airport. Our porters join us here. We are going to spend the first night in Phakding village, located a couple hundred meters below Lukla. The trekking route from Lukla drops through a forested path along a river. Phakding offers superb views of Kongde Ri. 

  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,860 m

Duration: 6-7 hours

We continue the day walking alongside the Dudh Koshi river and gradually ascend through lush forests of pine & cedar. The trail takes us to Mojo village, where we register our permits and continue trekking inside the Sagarmatha National Park. The majority part of the trail is dense forests and crosses many suspension bridges. The final ascent to Namche Bazaar is steep.

 

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,440 m

We have a rest day in Namche Bazaar. For hiking, we have options like Hotel Everest View Hotel and Khumjung monastery. The hike offers sensational views of mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Thamserku, etc. Later, we will visit museums in Namche Bazaar and explore the village. 

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail from Namche Bazaar ascends to Tengboche village. We descend to Dudh Koshi valley at Pungki Thanka. From here, it's an uphill route through lush rhododendron forests to Tengboche. The village welcomes us with a stunning view of Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Everest. We visit the Tengboche monastery later in the day. It is the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region. 

 

  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,860 m

Duration: 5 hours

Leaving Tengboche, we descend to Imja River and continue trekking towards Pangboche village. Here, we quickly visit the Pangboche monastery and keep walking through terraced fields and pastures to Dingboche village. The trail offers fantastic mountain scenery. 

  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,410 m

Today is our second rest day in Dingboche. We’ll go on an early morning hike to Nagarjun Hill at 5,100 meters. It is a viewpoint that offers a stunning view of Lobuche East, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Taboche Peak, etc. The remaining day, we spend relaxing and chit-chatting with locals. 

  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,100 m

The next destination is Lobuche village. The trail from Dingboche follows a wide valley to Dughla. We pass by the trekker's aid post at Pheriche (4,240 m). From here, the trail continues through yak pastures to Lobuche village. We have left the tree line behind, and the landscape has also changed to dry, barren hills & snowy giant mountains. 

 

  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,910 m

We trek through meadows and descend to the Khumbu glacier. The trail passes by Gorak Shep. It used to be the base camp of Mt. Everest back in the days. Further, walking on the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, we continue trekking on the rough, steep path to Everest Base Camp. 

EBC is marked with prayer flags and piles of rock. We can see tents of mountaineers on the base camp. After spending some time here, descend to Gorak Shep to spend the night. 

 

  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,364 m

Duration: 3-4 hours trek & 25-30 minutes flight

Today is our last day of the trek. We wake up and trek to Kala Patthar to catch the sunrise. The trail is steep and rugged. Kala Patthar is one of the best viewpoints of Mt. Everest and other mountains. You'll literally find yourself standing above the clouds. 

We then take a helicopter ride from here to Lukla. Flying over the Khumbu Glacier and Sherpa villages, we descend to Lukla. The helicopter flight to Lukla offers breathtaking aerial scenery. 

 

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,644 m

Duration: 35 minutes flight

After a delicious breakfast with mountain views, we fly back to Kathmandu today. The flight will be thrilling, no doubt. In Kathmandu, you have an entire day free. We only have a farewell dinner event in the late evening. So, enjoy the day as you wish and do not forget to do window shopping in Thamel. 

 

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast & farewell dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,860 m

Our airport representative will assist you in checking out of the hotel. He will take you to the international airport in a private vehicle as per your flight departure time. We say a final goodbye to each other today.

    It is our regular itinerary if you are looking for a personalized or planning an offline trip. Please, feel free to share our travel experts.

    Trip Map

    Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek 13 Days map

    Cost Details

    • Airport pick up and drop by private tourist vehicle.
    • local SIM card with internet and balance.
    • Five nights in Luxury lodges ( Yeti Mountain Homes) and six nights in best available local lodges in mountain
    • 4-5 star hotel or spa hotel  in Kathmandu stay.
    • Fully guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu and nearby cities on private vehicle.
    • All domestic flights.
    • Government licensed Englsh speaking local Guide with porters.
    • Dinner at local restaurant with cultural show.
    • All food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in trekking
    • Tea/ coffee and other local non-alcoholic drinks in trekking.
    • All land transportation (private vehicles)
    • TIMS (Trekking information Management System) card.
    • All require national park and entry Permit.
    • Duffel/kit bag, sleeping bag, down Jacket, hat .
    • All food, drinks, Lodge, salary, Insurance, medical equipments, for guide and porters.
    • All government taxes.
    • Comprehensive first aid kit with high altitude medicines and supplementary oxygen system.
    • All offical cost.
    • International flight tickets.
    • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 120. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
    • Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses.
    • Travel insurance (should include high altitude resuce in an emergency)
    • Tips for Guide and Porter (Tips are not compulsory but expected).
    • Personal treeking gear. (you can buy or rent on arrival in Nepal)

    Dates & Price

    Departure is always scheduled as per your request. Sometimes we have to check the availability of Helicopter flights in advance. So, we recommend you to book this tour atleast a month ago to make sure that everything is arranged before your arrival in Nepal.

    Start: SundayOct 23, 2022
    End: FridayNov 04, 2022
    Price US $2100
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    Essential Info

    Best time

     

    You can enjoy the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek to its fullest from March to April and October to November. These are the best months to have an undisruptive view of the Himalayan mountains. The trail thrives with trekkers from all around the world, so the ambience is fantastic. 

    The weather remains stable with low chances of precipitation. The bright and breezy days are perfect for treks. Similarly, the neither too hot nor too cold climate makes the journey pleasant. 

    Monsoon/summer seasons make the trek very challenging, so we recommend avoiding this time of the year. Likewise, early is also fantastic for trekking if you love winter landscapes. But you have to be ready to endure temperatures below zero degrees Celsius and delays in the flights. 

    Accommodation

    Because it is a luxury trek, we spend nights in some of the most lavish lodges available on the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trekking route. The rooms are fancy and equipped with modern amenities like wifi, hot shower, dryer, kettle, etc.

    The rooms will be clean and have enough space to walk around. You get comfortable beds with soft sheets and blankets, along with a heating pad, pillows, etc. Likewise, the toilets are attached to the room. 

    Meals

    We have meals in the lodge dining area. You get a variety of delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch & dinner during the trek. You can choose whatever you like to eat. There will be meat items and bakery items available too. 

    The best meal during the trek is the staple Nepali meal called dal bhat tarkari. It is a combination o rice, lentil soup, veggies/curry, pickles, and other side dishes. This dish will fill you and also give you lots of energy to walk. 

    Group/private joining

    We have both group joining and private trek available for Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek. You can trek with your group or join one of our groups. During the trek, our friendly guide and porters accompany you. 

    If you want, you can also do a private luxury Everest trek with us. We will design the best itinerary for you to suit your needs and departure date. Our booking process is quite simple, and you can book the trek easily in a few steps. 

    Child Policy

    Trek with your kid to Everest Base Camp with us for a smooth venture. We have led many families to the base camp of Mt. Everest successfully. We are experts in organizing family EBC treks that involve kids, which makes us a perfect travel partner. 

    Our policy for underage trekking or trekking with a kid is very flexible. We see the health and fitness of the child. Whether their fragile body can withstand the challenges of the trail or not. For more information, we request you to contact us. 

    Travel Insurance

    Everest Base Camp is an extreme area. The medical facilities in the region are bad even though the trekking route is very commercial. We are not implying that you will need medical assistance during the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trekking, however we also cannot guarantee a 100% safe trek. Because everybody reacts differently to changes in altitude.

    We advise you to get travel insurance that covers emergency air evacuation and medical bills. Nepal only offers minor travel insurance to foreign travelers. Therefore we recommend getting travel insurance in your home country.

    FAQs

    • Q1. What is the best Everest Base Camp Trek?

      There are different packages for the Everest Base Camp trek. The best package for you depends on your trekking experience and ability to endure long trekking hours.

      For beginner trekkers, luxury Everest base camp trek, Everest panorama trek, and Everest base camp helicopter tour are perfect packages. 

      For experienced trekkers, Everest base camp with Gokyo lakes and Everest three high passes trek is recommended. 

    • Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek cost starts at USD 1500 and goes above per head. The cost covers your overnight stay and meals on the trail along with permits, guide/porter expenses, all transportation as per the itinerary, etc. 

    • Yes, the Everest Base Camp luxury trek is tough because there are long ascents & descents. You have to walk 5 to 6 hours a day on average. Even though we have marked Everest Base Camp Luxury Trekking moderate, some parts of the trekking route can get difficult for trekkers. 

    • Yes, a helicopter can fly to Everest Base Camp. It takes around one hour from Kathmandu to reach EBC. 

    • There are two base camps of Mount Everest; one is on Nepal's side, and another one is in Tibet. The most famous basecamp is on Nepal's side. 

    • Yes, Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is worth it. You get to explore the beauty of the Himalayas while enjoying all the modern comforts that only a handful of trekkers get to experience. The terrain is difficult, but facilities along the way make the journey absolutely worth it. 

       

    • All the lodges have free charging and internet facilities along the trekking route. There can be issues in signal sometimes, but you'll get wifi. You can carry an extra battery with you for backup. 

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