In this article, today, we are going to discuss 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 in the 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 a crystal clear view of the mountain peaks. Thus, the trekking routes are highly crowded during this time.
During the 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 a 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.
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 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 at 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.
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
- Woolen hat
- Sun hat or cap
- Headlamp for the night with extra batteries
- Dust mask
- Down Jacket with hood
- Light trekking trousers
- Long sleeve, light colored polypropylene shirts
- Polartec fleece jacket
- Personal undergarments
- Personal Towels
- Casual wears after trek
- Fleece gloves
- Polypropylene liner gloves
- Good quality mittens or gloves
- Hiking boots
- Running shoes or sandals for use in camp/teahouses
- Woolen socks
- Knee or ankle support pad
- Suns cream
- Insect repellent
- Water purification tablets
- Passport photocopy and photos
- Insurance certificate copy
- Wet wipes
- Lightweight backpack. We recommend one of these best hiking backpacks under $100.