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Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

Trek to Everest Base Camp in luxury. Stay at the Hyatt Hotel in Kathmandu, and return to Kathmandu by helicopter.

Our Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is the ultimate luxury holiday in the Everest region. Offers remarkable highlights of the Everest region with a well-paced itinerary, fully guided and supported trekking to the base camp, and the best accommodation throughout the trip.

You will stay in a 5-star hotel, Kathmandu Hyatt Hotel in Kathmandu, a luxury lodge for 3 nights, and a comfortable tea house in a high place. After arriving at the base camp, you will return to Kathmandu on a helicopter Everest helicopter ride after seeing the trail that you have just walked and enjoying the views from the air.
Trek following the standard itinerary for Everest Base Camp with a careful approach and reasonable adaptation. Two days of rest and relaxation in Namche and Dingboche are scheduled for the day. You will be guided by an experienced leader with a high staff ratio and each group will be backed up with a supplemental oxygen system and comprehensive medical kits.
This 12-day adventure is perfect for those who want a little more luxury while closing their bucket list to reach the Everest base camp.
Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek starts with your arrival in Kathmandu. Your trip leader will greet you at the airport and take you to a hotel in Kathmandu. After a good rest according to your flight time, this evening you will have a welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant.
Your trek day starts from day 02 when you fly to Lukla, flight time is about 35 minutes and your journey starts from here. We will carefully follow the standard approach of the base camp and follow the appropriate adaptation. Namche and Dingboche are the two major favorable days. On both days you will climb up and sleep less, adapting yourself to the increasing altitude. Depending on the size of your group, an experienced leader with a high staff ratio will accompany you and guide you on the trek. Service is paramount and we will not compromise on the services you qualify for. We have prepared a well-designed itinerary that includes two favorable days and a well-speeded itinerary.

Our Luxury Everest Base Camp trek different
‘Luxury should be comfortable. Otherwise, it’s not a luxury. ” Our luxury Everest base camp trek has this quote in mind.

Our Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is an all-inclusive trip. Accommodation is included in Kathmandu and hiking. All meals are included during the trek and hot water will also be provided. Includes all land transfers, hiking permits, and airfare. We have also included helicopter flights on the way back to Kathmandu at the end of the trek. This trip is suitable for people who have no previous experience of hiking at high altitudes. We also provide high staff ratios; there will be 1 assistant guide for every 4 participants.

Our luxury Everest base camp trek reaches a maximum altitude of (5,545m) at Kalapathar and a maximum altitude (of 5,140m) at Gorakshepa for one night. Our trek follows well-planned adaptations but you should be fit enough to walk 10 days at an increasing height from Lukla (2,800m).

Walking for an average of 6 hours daily is expected to carry your small bag (5 kg) which should include your valuables, water, camera, lunch, etc. Your main duffel bag will be carried by the porter and you will be guided by an experienced person. The leader with helpful guides to assist throughout the trek.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 02: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610m) 3/4 hours
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 5/6 hours
Day 04: Acclimatization Day and O/N
Day 05: Trek to Deboche (3720m) 5/6 hours
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4,412m) 5/6 hours
Day 07: Acclimatization day
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) 5/6 hours
Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and retrace back to Gorekshep (5,140m) for overnight
Day 10: Early morning hike up to Kala Patter (5,545m) and fly back to Kathmandu
Day 11: Sightseing at kathmandu heritage sites
Day 12: Fly back Home

Join us on the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek in 2022/2023

Customize your trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always be “tailormade” personally. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped according to your taste, for more information please email us at info@alpinetrav.com/

Day 1
Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m)

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport and after completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggage at the airport, please exit the arrival hall.
When your plane reaches the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and after you freshen up, your trek leader will brief you about your trip in the evening at your hotel lobby. Later in the evening, we will have a group welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant.

Day 2
Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610m) 3/4 hours

In the morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Flight time is usually scheduled from 6 am. The airstrip, built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s, has a flight time of about 35 minutes. In Lukla, we are immediately overcome by the scale of the great peaks surrounding the village but this is only a hint of what is to come. After meeting the porter team, we drive to the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight at Phakding.

Day 3
Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 5/6 hours

Today we will continue our journey to Dudhkoshi river through pine forest. After crossing suspension bridges and hamlets at several points we reach Monzo. A plan to care for and protect the fragile mountain environment before Monzo enters Everest National Park. Descending from the park and crossing another suspension bridge, we will head towards the towering Hillary Bridge at the foot of the hill. After crossing this bridge we will climb up to Namche Bazaar. Thamserku Himal can be seen. If the weather is clear, one can see the first view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Kusum Khangru.

Day 4
Acclimatization Day and O/N

We spend the second night in Namche to create an environment suitable for high altitude. Namche is a prosperous village, situated on a large protected moat. After breakfast, there are several options: climb the beautiful Bhotekhola river valley towards Thame (3810 m), or visit the National Park headquarters to see interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There are mountaineering demonstrations and descriptions of the park’s flora and fauna. Your guides will be there to advise and help you along the way. And in the evening we also explore the market town of Namche. And overnight at the lodge.

Day 5
Trek to Deboche (3720m) 5/6 hours

Our walk today will be along the glacial waters of Dudhkoshi River. This route offers views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Thamserku and the mother Dabalam mountain. Our journey continues through the colorful forest of blooming rhododendron till Sanasa. The area is rich in wildlife, including musk deer and colorful pheasants. There is a junction point at Sanasa. One route takes us to Gokyo Valley and the other to Everest Base Camp. We will make a steep climb up to Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. The trip provides us with close-up views of many surrounding mountains. We will visit a monastery and walk through a forest of birch and rhododendron to Deboche.

Day 6
Trek to Dingboche (4,412m) 5/6 hours

We walk through chortens, mani walls and some small villages, then we go for some fun and while enjoying our food we savor some further views of Amadablam above us. We trek through Pangboche, the highest of the valley’s true permanent settlements, and reach a regular settlement, en route to Dingboche, the biggest climb of the day. The main occupation of the locals of Dingboche is agriculture. We can see fields surrounded by stone walls at Dingboche. Wheat, potatoes, and barley are the main crops. etc…

Day 7
Acclimatization day

Today is a rest day. We can walk around the village and have some interesting conversations with the local people. This will give us a deeper insight into the lifestyles and cultures of the local people of the region. At the same time, we can also savor the landscapes around us and we can even catch up on some reading. Our trek to Chukung village further boosts our adaptability. We then climb steeply up to Chukung Ri at 5550m [if we feel like it] and as we make our way up it with a gasp we soon realize that the grueling climb was worth going; The rewards are equally lovely with the natural beauty that greets us for our efforts, with views of Cho Oyu at 8201m, Pumori at 7161m, the massive Lhotse Wall at 8400m, Amadablum at 6812m, Makalu at 8481m and Barunt at 8481m. All together at 7129m set our heart into top gear as it skips a beat when looking at these towering peaks.

Day 8
Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) 5/6 hours

We climb up the perilous moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, passing a chain of stone monuments built in memory of the Sherpas who lost their lives on the Everest expedition. From here, the trail narrows and heads down the west side of the valley to Lobuche. It is a wonderful sight to watch the sunset at Nuptse from this point.

Day 9
Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and retrace back to Gorekshep (5,140m) for overnight

Getting to Everest Base Camp requires a real early start. It takes several hours as the trail weaves its way past the icy peaks and holes of the Khumbu Glacier. After a short lunch and rest, we drive to Everest Base Camp via the once huge Gorak Shep Lake. We truly appreciate the Everest climbers who trek the perilous route through the Khumbu Icefall only after reaching Everest Base Camp. The climber’s tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of the gray surroundings (especially in spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains can be seen from the base camp. On the return leg, we can take the high road for a magnificent view of the Khumbu Icefall and the route to the South Col.

Day 10
Early morning hike up to Kala Patter (5,545m) and fly back to Kathmand

We start early in the morning to see the dramatic views from Kalapathar, seeing the first light of day on Mount Everest. However, we should prepare in advance for early morning, dark and cold temperature (-10 to -14 degrees Celsius) departure. Also, there is always the possibility of cold winds which are very common. Although in the east familiar peaks like Lingtrain, Khumbutse, Changtse Tower are visible between the West Shoulder and the summit of Nuptse. During the Kalapattha climb, we can catch our breath at many great views to click pictures. After a few hours of climbing we reach Kalapathar. From here, we swing to climb a rocky outcrop near the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. When we reach the top, we sit on the black rock cliffs and our eyes take in the incredible Himalayan views, rolling from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as possible with our cameras so they last a lifetime. Then we will return to Kathmandu by helicopter on the way to Gorkshep.

Day 11
Sightseeing at kathmandu heritage sites

Today after breakfast we will start our tour of major historical sites of Kathmandu with our professional tour guide. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Historic Sites and as we visit them, the more diverse cultural environment of the valley welcomes us with warm hospitality. Such as the Palace Square, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambunath), and the Buddhist Temple (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. Your free time after the Kathmandu tour. You can also go shopping in the tourist center of Thamel where you can buy items like handicrafts and art for your house.

Day 12
International Departure

Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been our pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. So stay tuned. Today is the last day of the journey, saying goodbye to the trekking and the Nepal tour is ending today! No plans except to trade emails and organize photos with travel buddies. If you have more time you can go shopping in the tourist center of Thamel where you can buy souvenirs for your family. Your AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions representative will transfer you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, (SAFE TRAVEL!! We hope to see you again)

Cost Inclusion

  • All meals (B, L, D) whilst on the trek with tea & coffee
  • 3 nights 5-Star hotels and 7 nights Deluxe lodges
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Internal flights (Kathmandu-Lukla and heli to Kathmandu)
  • Trekking permit, and national park +local fees
  • Local trek leader with 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio
  • 1 porter for every 2 trekkers throughout the trek
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Kathmandu
  • All transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Duffel bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket 'if required' (return after completing the trek)
  • Employee equipment, insurance, and allowances
  • High altitude medicine and first aid kit
  • Helicopter rescue arrangement (If necessary)
  • Group farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant

Cost Exclusion

  • International airfare & Nepal Visa
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request, Kathmandu & Pokhara only)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Horse renting & additional porters due to natural calamities on the trek
  • Personal expenses - Drinks & Souvenirs
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Gratuities for staff
How difficult is the Luxury trek

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is considered challenging due to its high altitudes. The trail is relatively easier following good paths and yak trails but due to the increasing altitude, it’s graded challenging. The trek reaches a maximum elevation of 5545m at Kalapathar with a maximum overnight elevation of 5140m at Gorekshep.

Please be prepared to walk for 6-7 hrs every day on average carrying your backpack, which will consist of your valuable items, water, extra fleece, snacks, etc. The trek is challenging and it is a longer trek reaching up to an elevation of 5500m where some of the famous mountaineering Base Camps are located and you need to sleep at an elevation of 5000m+ for one night at Gorekshep.

Previous

No previous experience of trekking is required but you should be moderately fit and must enjoy walking and adaptable to high altitude conditions. Having a previous experience is definitely beneficial but it is not just to participate in this trip. All travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. We strongly advise you to prepare yourself for the trip at least 1 or 2 months prior to your trip date by doing regular exercises, going on hiking, running, or gym. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience of trekking. All our trip itinerary has been devised keeping every aspect in mind and allowing ample time for acclimatization.

Accommodation

Kathmandu:
In Kathmandu, we stay in Hotel Hyatt or a similar category. Located near Boudha, Hyatt Hotel offers modern design, 5-star service, and deluxe amenities. Breakfast will be provided at the hotel and your accommodation will be on a twin partnership basis. If you want the same room, you will have to pay a single supplemental price as mentioned in the Travel Cost on request.

On Track:
Our luxury treks can be had at Yati Mountain Homes for three nights in Fakding and Namche. These luxurious hotels offer tired hikers a relaxing stay, high-quality food, and lots of warm Sherpa hospitality.

Above Namche, your accommodation will be in teahouses/lodges run by local people. There are many clean and friendly lodges along the trail. Rooms are basic, usually a bed with a pillow and blanket, but with a wonderful view from your window. All teahouses / lodges have ample warm dining room-lounge. The rooms are very basic. Blankets are usually provided by the teahouse but we will provide warm sleeping bags for all of us. Bathrooms are often shared at higher altitudes and in many places the toilets are squat type.

Single supplement:
If one wants to make his own room in Kathmandu, a single supplement fee will be charged. Especially when traveling in groups, we will always pair you to share a room with people of the same sex and age. If in the case of a single by default, then customers do not have to pay for a single supplement. Please note that on the trek, single supplements are not available due to limited rooms

Meals

All meals are included during the trek from Day 03 to Day 12. We will provide three meals a day (B, L, D) during the trek. The menus in the teahouses are varied, ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat, and Momo (Dumpling) Indian food to pizza and apple pie. Despite the fact that meat is available in the teahouses, we prompt against eating it on the trek. The meat has frequently been conveyed in the warmth from lower elevations for a few days before arriving at the teahouses and can cause stomach upsets or disease. During the trek, Breakfast and Dinner will be served at the teahouse/lodge where you stay and Lunch will be along the way.

If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance and we will be sure to pass your message to your guide. For a gluten-free diet, we highly recommend you bring extra foods, especially for breakfast as your options for the breakfast will be limited.

Weather

The best seasons to trek to the Everest region are Autumn (from mid-September to the end of November) and Spring (beginning of March until mid-May). Temperatures will drop considerably as you ascend higher every day. The nights are cold (between -10C to 5C) and the days are sunny and hot (between 10C to 20C). Mornings are usually clears.

Travel Insurance

It’s mandatory and highly recommended to get travel insurance before embarking on any adventurous trips in Nepal. We advise all our clients to get travel insurance that covers emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or any other reasons in high altitudes where there are no other means of transportation available. It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverages before making the final decision. Carry proof of your insurance with you on the holiday and leave a copy next to your kin. You must ensure that your insurance provides an adequate level of protection and covers you for the activities involved.

Group Size

At, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions; Our emphasis is always on maintaining small groups so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other. We only take up to 12 pax in one group. If you are to join our’, you are likely to be joining people from different countries of any age group except minors. The size of the group varies, the minimum no of persons required to operate the trip is 1 and the maximum is 12 people.

If you want to travel something that is not included in our travel list, we are ready to tailor a trip to your exact needs. In short, we will do our best to get you on the journey you want, when you want it.

A normal day

Daily wake-up calls will be from 6.00 to 7.00 in the morning while on track. The time of getting up and the time of breakfast will be fixed one night before the briefing time. The schedule for each day will depend entirely on the length of your walk for that day.

After breakfast, we started our daily walk. Before breakfast, you need to pack your duffel bag as it will be loaded by the porter while you are eating breakfast. After a 3-4 hour walk, we stop for mid-day lunch. The afternoon walk is usually short and we usually arrive on time for our afternoon tea. The rest of the afternoon can be spent walking around the village, washing clothes or relaxing with a good book. In a few days, we will arrive at our destination during lunch and the afternoon will be completely free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and retrieving the day’s adventures, before going to bed for a well-earned sleep.

Carry my own stuff

You will only carry your day pack carrying the essential items (Water, Cameras, Extra Fleece, Rain jacket, Sunscreen, Snacks, Valuable Items, etc.) that you may need during the walk. The rest of your stuff will be carried by the porter. We provide 1 porter for every 2 participants and we also provide a duffel bag to put your trekking gears.

Equipment List

We encourage you to get all equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every piece of equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available.

Clothing and Footwear:
→ Long-sleeved shirts
→ T-Shirts
→ Trousers
→ Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
→ Waterproof jackets and trousers
→ Thermal
→ Inner-wears
→ Undergarments
→ Warm socks
→ Warm Hat, Gloves, and Bandana/Scarf
Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek
→ Trekking shoes
→ Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
→ Daypack 30-35 liters (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets, and others that you may require
while trekking)

Documents:
→ Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
→ 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
→ Travel Insurance (Please refer to the general information page for more detail about it)

Flight tickets:
→ Credit cards in case of emergencies
→ Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.
(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

Others:
→ Headlamps with extra batteries
→ Sunglasses with UV protection
→ Camera with charger or spare batteries
→ A pair of trekking poles
→ Water bottle one (1) liter
→ Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
→ Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
→ Padlock
→ Binoculars
→ Reading materials, notebooks, and pens

Toiletries and hygiene:
→ Quick-drying towel
→ Small face towel
→ Toothbrush & Toothpaste
→ Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
→ Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen, and lip balm
→ Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
→ Hygiene products
→ Basic first aid kit

The gears listed below will be provided by us for the trek. Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag must be returned after the completion of the trek.

→ Down Jacket (If required)
→ Sleeping bag (If required)
→ Duffel/Kit Bag (If required)

Other Information

Other information such as (Insurance, Arrival Instructions, Visa and Passport, etc) required for the trip will be provided after your trip confirmation. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you require more information about the trip.

Useful Info

  • Respect the privacy of local people and ask permission before photographing them or their children
  • Appreciate and respect local culture and customs
  • Always stay on the upper side of the road when crossing donkeys for your own personal safety.
  • In landslides, fields quickly cross them or climb around them if possible.
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol are not recommended at altitudes above 3000 meters
  • Drink at least three liters of water a day
  • Be aware of symptoms associated with altitude sickness and be honest with yourself and your guide about any symptoms.
  • Although not mandatory, it is always beneficial to use the invaluable services of a guide on a hike.
  • However it is always beneficial to consult with an easy or difficult guide as needed.

Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. Therefore, the trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

General Information

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek
From $3,800.00
per Person

Trip Facts

  • 11N/12 Days
  • Challenging
  • 5,500m/18,195ft
  • Spring/Autumn
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Flights/Helicopter
  • Luxury Hotel/Lodges
  • 4 - Max 12

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