Tips for Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

Tips for Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is a luxurious adventure trek to the Base Camp of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest. The main goal of this trek is to witness the dramatic Himalayan landscape along the trails. The other aim is also to enjoy standard accommodations and services to the greatest.

The Luxury trek to Everest Base Camp is the most popular trekking trail in the Everest region. This trek is more luxurious compared to the standard Everest Base Camp Trek. The lodges provide excellent services including hot showers, comfortable bedrooms, and modern washrooms.

This trek starts from a scenic flight to Lukla from Tribhuwan International airport. After landing at the tiny Lukla airport (2800m), the real adventure will begin. The breathtaking view of some of the tallest peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho Oyu will mesmerize you.

Luxury trek provides you with ample opportunities to explore the culture and nature of the Everest region. Besides, you will spend your days trekking in the homeland of the local Sherpas. You can also observe the world’s highest Buddhist monasteries.

After acclimatization in Namche Bazaar, you will reach villages of Tengboche and Dingboche. Eventually, you will reach Everest Base Camp and enjoy a spectacular view of the surroundings.

This Luxury trek includes a wholesome package of nature, lifestyle, and culture. It is completely different from the ones you have been living your whole life.

Highlight of the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

  • A scenic 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Explore the lifestyle, culture, and tradition of local Sherpas
  • Different flora, fauna and wildlife animals like Snow Leopard and Red Panda
  • The valleys around- Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche
  • Visit the biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region
  • Astonishing views of Mt. Everest and many other surrounding mountain peaks
  • Walking past Khumbu Glacier

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Best Time to Visit

Weather in the Himalayas is very hard to predict. The Himalayan region is usually cold throughout the year. Also, there is a big temperature gap as it is cold during nights and warmer at daytime.

Autumn (mid-September to mid-December) and Spring (March to May) are the two best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with crystal clear view of the mountain peaks. Thus, the trekking routes are highly crowded during this time.

During Winter season (January to February), the days are warm and short. You can expect snow in the months of December, January and February.

Meals and Accommodations

The main motive of the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is to make trekking easier by offering the best services throughout the trek.

During this trek, you will be spending your days in the finest luxury lodges of the Everest region. The standard of the lodges is very high. It is well furnished, clean, hygienic and fully equipped.

All accommodations for this trek comprises of twin sharing rooms. But, if you want a single supplement accommodation, it is also available on request. You will be charged an additional cost of US$ 200.

But at higher elevations, the single supplement accommodation may not be available.

This Luxury Trek offers you standard facilities such as comfortable beds, attached bathrooms, and hot shower. Similarly, you will have access to hygienic meals, boiled drinking water, hot drinks, and a variety of food items plus desserts.

You will get a chance to taste typical Nepali meals and special mountain delicacies. You will also have options for international cuisines like Indian, Tibetan, Italian, and Continental.You can choose items from the food menu available as per your preference.

Transportation

During the trekking period, the means of transportation will include private cars, vans, and airplanes.

Our trekking starts from Kathmandu to Lukla via a flight. From Lukla, you will trek all the way to the Everest Base Camp. After the completion of the trek, you will take a flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu again.

Fitness and Experience Required

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is a moderate trek suitable for the passionate trekkers who have the ability to walk at least 4 to 5 kilometer a day. Walking in the higher altitudes is always more challenging than in the lower altitudes.

If you are a fit person with strong determination and self-confidence, you can do this trek. One important part of this trek is your level of interest and passion. If you lost your interest in trekking, then you will get exhausted.

Before going for this trek, you need to do regular cardio exercises like jogging, running and walking. It will help you enhance your strength and stability.

Also, previous experience can be a beneficial point. But, you need to be very passionate and serious to complete this extraordinary trek.

Health Issues

The Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is one of the most challenging treks. It requires a lot of stamina, determination and stable health status. Before your trek, you need to do physical examinations and take advice from your doctor.

Due to less oxygen in the higher altitudes, you can get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Above 5,000m, you may experience symptoms of altitude sickness such as a headache, vomiting, rapid pulse and loss of appetite.

Thus, our itinerary includes adequate time for acclimatization. It is to ensure that you have enough time to adjust to your surroundings.

Safety and Precaution

During the trekking period, our greatest concern is your safety and security. As this trek leads to higher altitudes, you will need trustworthy, experienced and qualified trekking guides. The guides of Himalayas on Foot are well trained, experienced and qualified.

Sometimes, unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural disaster, or sickness may occur. In such cases, your trekking guide will have the authority to cancel the itinerary.

You need to be aware of these circumstances while trekking. For your own safety reason, the itinerary may even extend for a few days.

Recommended Equipment List for Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

Head wear

Woolen hat

Sun hat or cap

Headlamp for the night with extra batteries

Sunglasses

Dust mask

Clothing item

Down Jacket with hood

Light trekking trousers

Long sleeve, light colored polypropylene shirts

Polartec fleece jacket

Personal undergarments

Personal Towels

Casual wears after trek

Handwear

Fleece gloves

Polypropylene liner gloves

Good quality mittens or gloves

Footwear

Hiking boots

Running shoes or sandals for use in camp/teahouses

Woolen socks

Knee or ankle support pad 

Others

Suns cream

Insect repellent

Water purification tablets

Passport photo copy and photos

Insurance certificate copy

Wet wipes

Lightweight backpack. We recommend one of these best hiking backpacks under $100.

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About Author

Mukti is is the founder and CEO of Himalayas on Foot. He started Himalayas on Foot in 2008 after working as a trekking porter, guide and then a sales manager for a decade.

He has done most of the treks in Nepal such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Poon Hill, Langtang Trek, Annapurna Circuit, etc. Apart from Nepal, he has also travelled to Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Finland, Norway, Germany, Belgium, France and USA.

Mukti was also secretary of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) for the year 2015-2017. TAAN is an umbrella association of trekking agencies in the Nepal.

He speaks fluent English, Japanese and Nepali.

Mukti is friendly and he is the one who answers most of your trip questions. So if you have any inquiry about our trip, don't be shy. Write to us.

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