Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is a fantastic way to trek to Everest Base Camp conveniently within a short period. This trek in the Everest Region is a more luxurious version of the standard EBC Trek.
The journey to the Base Camp of the world’s highest mountain, Mt Everest (8,848 meters) begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Your trek starts from Lukla, passing through several Sherpa villages including Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa settlement in the world.
During the Everest Base Camp Luxury trek, you’ll stay at Yeti Mountain Home, one of the best hotels at high-altitude places like Lukla, Phakding, and Namche.
Yeti Mountain Home provides the highest standard of accommodation. It offers comfortable rooms, en-suite bathrooms with hot showers, and western-style toilets. You can also enjoy soothing massages accompanied by delicious food and drinks.
Besides this, you’ll also stay in some of the best available lodges during the trek including the Mulberry Hotel in Kathmandu. These lodges and hotels have comfortable accommodation with hot shower and WiFi services along with other amenities.
The main highlights of the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek include overnights in deluxe hotels and lodges, fine dining, massages, spa treatment, and other amenities to make the trek more enjoyable. Furthermore, you can witness stunning aerial views of Mt Everest while returning back from EBC on a Helicopter tour from Kala Patthar to Lukla.
The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek also allows you to explore the rich and unique culture of the Sherpas. These residents of the village are warm, friendly and energetic. The stay in the friendly Sherpa villages and visits to the local Buddhist monasteries are a great way to get an insight into the culture and lifestyle of the mountain people.
The trail also passes through some fantastic landscapes and rewards you with stunning views of Mount Everest.
Trekking in the Everest region is considered one of the most rewarding adventure trips in the Khumbu Himalaya range. Along the trek route, mesmerizing views of Mt. Everest (8,848 meters), Mt Lhotse (8,516 meters), Mt. Nuptse (7,855 meters), Mt. Amadablam (6,856 meters) and other high Himalayan peaks surround you for the most part of your trek.
We make year-round arrangements for trekking in the region. However, the best time to visit here is from March to mid-May and September to mid-November.
If you have insufficient time but still want to reach Everest Base Camp and behold its beauty, this tour is a perfect fit for you.
Highlights of Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
- Kala Patthar(5,643 meters), the highest point in the trek
- Close up views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam among other peaks
- Tengboche Monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region
- Gorak Shep (5,164 meters), a frozen lakebed covered with sand
- Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier of Nepal
- Khumbu glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal
- Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa settlement in the world
- Sagarmatha National Park, the world’s highest National Park
- Exploration of Sherpa villages and their ancient lifestyles
Luxury features of Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
- A scenic Helicopter tour from EBC to Kathmandu via Lukla
- Deluxe accommodation in the best hotels available en route to the Base Camp
- Two nights in Kathmandu in Mulberry Hotel, a 3-star hotel
- Overnights in 4-star Yeti Mountain Home in Lukla, Phakding, and Namche
- First aid and ECO trained English speaking guide
- Full body Ayurvedic massage after the trek
- Massages and spa treatments at different hotels along the way
- Availability of hot showers and WiFi services in several hotels
And there’s a bonus too.
In this luxury package, you can customize your trip as per your personal needs and preferences.
So if you have any special requirements or if you want to customize this package, we can easily do that. Please contact us using the form below, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
Outline Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
|Days||Itinerary||Altitude From (meters)||Altitude To (meters)||Trekking Duration (hours)|
|1||Arrival in Kathmandu||–||1,400||–|
|2||Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla(2,860 meters), then trek to Phakding||1,400||2,610||3-4|
|3||Trek from Phakding to Namche||2610||3,440||5-6|
|4||Trek from Namche to Tengboche||3,440||3,860||5-6|
|5||Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche||3,860||4,410||5|
|6||Acclimatization at Dingboche||4,410||4,410||5|
|7||Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche via Duglha (4,600 meters)||4,410||4,940||4-5|
|8||Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep, then hike to Base Camp (5,335 meters) return to Gorak Shep||4,940||5,164||4-5|
|9||Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,643 meters), then fly back to Kathmandu via Lukla||5,164||1,400||2|
|10||Departure from Kathmandu||1,400||–||–|
Detailed Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 meters)
Welcome to Nepal. Our representative will receive you upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the Mulberry hotel.
After reaching the Mulberry Hotel, the staff will greet you with a cordial welcome. The staff will escort you to your room and offer you tea and some treats.
In the afternoon, we will have an orientation session and get all the necessary information required for the trek.
Overnight at Hotel Mulberry.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu (1,400 meters) to Lukla (2,860 meters), then trek to Phakding (2,610 meters)
Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
Max Altitude: 2,860 meters, Lukla
Early in the morning, we will head towards the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport to board the flight to Lukla – a gateway from where our trek starts.
The 40-min long flight offers fantastic views of silver-glistening mountain peaks peeking through the clouds. Once we reach Lukla, we will start our trek towards Phakding. It will take us about 3-4 hrs to reach Phakding.
After we reach Phakding, we check into the Yeti Mountain Home. It is located on the banks of Dudh Koshi River and is surrounded by stunning scenery.
Here, you will enjoy a lavish dinner, a well-stocked bar, a leisure room with fire chimney and even a small in-house library. All the rooms of this lodge feature comfortable beds and an en-suite bathroom with hot/cold water. As you might get tired of our day trip, you can enjoy a massage and spa treatment at the hotel.
Day 3: Trek from Phakding (2,610m) to Namche (3,440m)
Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
Max Altitude: 3,440 meters, Namche Bazaar
After having a hot breakfast at Yeti Mountain Home, you will begin your journey towards Namche Bazaar. You will pass through a beautiful pine forest followed by the Dudh Koshi River across numerous suspension bridges. You can catch an excellent view of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6,618 meters) on the way.
After walking through the settlements of Benkar, Chumoa, and Monjo, you will arrive at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. The trail ascends through the forests and bridges until the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. It will take about 5-6 hrs to reach Namche Bazar.
After reaching Namche Bazaar, again you’ll check into the Yeti Mountain Home or Hotel Namche located in the heart of Namche Bazar , the gateway of Everest.
The staff of Yeti Mountain Home/Hotel Namche will serve you a sumptuous, fresh and organic dinner. The deluxe accommodations have arrangements for hot and cold showers.
(Acclimatization day can be requested in Namche bazar if you have no problem adding one more day on the trek -mention us on the email )
Day 4: Trek from Namche (3,440 meters) to Tengboche (3,860 meters)
Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
Max Altitude: 3,860 meters, Tengboche
After breakfast at Yeti Mountain Home, You’ll start our trek towards the village of Tengboche. The trail offers superb views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. You might spot some of the wildlife like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar.
The trail heads through Kayangjuma towards Sansa surrounded by pine forests. You will then come across a small settlement amidst the alpine woods. The journey towards Tengboche is through another Pine forest. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse and Everest, and it houses the largest Buddhist Monastery in the Khumbu region.
Your accommodation will be in a classic lodge in Tengboche with each room featuring comfortable beds, hot shower facilities, and the best meals in the region.
Day 5: Trek from Tengboche (3,860 meters) to Dingboche (4,410 meters)
Walking Hours: 5 hours
Max Altitude: 4,410 meters Dingboche
On this day, you will trek for about 6-7 hours to reach Dingboche from Tengboche. The trail passes through several Chortens, Mani walls, and small villages. You will also catch a glimpse of Ama-Dablam.
The walk becomes relatively moderate as you approach the Imja Valley. The valley ahead will begin to open up as you arrive at the confluence of the Lobuche River. A steep climb across the river will take you to Dingboche.
You will spend the night at a classic lodge in Dingboche. The lodge will have comfortable accommodation with a cozy bed, spacious room, a dining area, and freshly prepared dinner.
Day 6: Acclimatization at Dingboche (4,410 meters)
Walking Hours: 5 hours
Max Altitude: 4,410 meters, Dingboche
You will spend your second day of acclimatization at Dingboche. Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Lhotse, and numerous other peaks are visible from Dingboche.
You will also witness three of the world’s six highest peaks, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, and Mt Cho Yu.
To the west, you will behold the towering peaks of Cholatse and Taboche.
To the northwest, you will see an array of beautiful peaks. Among these, the Lobuche West and Lobuche East are the most dominating ones as they rise at the head of the Khumbu Khola valley.
The night will be spent in a very comfortable lodge in Dingboche. Here you can enjoy freshly cooked organic dinner.
Day 7: Trek from Dingboche (4,410 meters) to Lobuche (4,940 meters) via Duglha (4,600 meters)
Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
Max Altitude: 4,940 meters, Lobuche
On this day, you will move towards Duglha through the Khumbu Khola valley. As you reach a yak herder’s place called Dusa, the valley begins to narrow.
You will continue through Phulung Karpo and come across the majestic view of Mt. Pumori. As the trail descends after crossing a small wooden bridge over a roaring stream, you ascend to Dugla. You can see Nuptse, Cholatse, Thamserku, and several other beautiful peaks from here. Beyond Duglha, you trek up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier.
As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal will be towering right above you.
You will spend the night in a standard lodge in Lobuche. The accommodation will be comfortable and the food delicious, with a menu that you can order from.
Day 8: Trek from Lobuche (4,940 meters) to Gorak Shep (5,164 meters), then hike to Base Camp (5,335 meters) and return to Gorak Shep
Walking Hours: 6-7 hours slowly including base camp
Max Altitude: 5,335 meters, Everest Base Camp
You will begin our journey towards Everest Base Camp via Gorak Shep. View of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, and Nuptse, will come into sight as we get closer to Gorak Shep. Though the trekking distance between Gorak Shep and Lobuche is short, the walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude.
After taking a short break, we’ll continue our trek towards Everest Base Camp. Once we reach base camp, we’ll get mouth-watering mountain views including Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Khumbutse.
After experiencing the beautiful moments in the base camp, we’ll trek back to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.
Day 9: Trek from Gorak Shep (5,164m) to Kala Patthar(5,643m), then fly back to Kathmandu (1,400m) via Lukla (2,860m)
Walking Hours: 2 hours (Gorak shep-Kala Patthar)
Flight Hours: 30 min (Everest Base Camp-Lukla-by chopper ), 28 min (Lukla-Kathmandu-by plane )
Max Altitude: 5,643 meters, Everest Base Camp
Early in the morning, you start the trek towards Kala Patthar. The total time to reach Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep is around 2 hours. Mesmerizing sunrise view over Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, and other surrounding peaks is the highlight of the morning.
After spending some amazing time at Kala Patthar, you will fly back to Kathmandu via Lukla airport. During this flight, you’ll enjoy some of the final glimpses of the Himalayas.
Upon arrival at the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport, you will be taken to the Mulberry Hotel. You can explore the city the way you want. As this is the last day, we shall take you for a farewell dinner in one of the standard Nepali restaurants where you can also enjoy live music.
You will spend the night at the Mulberry Hotel.
Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu
As per your flight timings, the representative from Himalayan on Foot will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and will help you in your departure from Kathmandu. After the final goodbyes, you’ll head back toward your destination.
What are the Permits required for Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek?
A trekker requires two permits for the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek. Here’s a list of the permits required and their costs.
|Permit||Fee for a Nepali Citizen (NPR)||Fee for a SAARC Citizen (NPR)||Fee for a Non- SAARC Citizen (NPR)|
|Sagarmatha National Park Permit||100 (1 USD)||1,000 (10 USD)||3,000 (30 USD)|
|Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit||0 (0 USD)||2,000 (20 USD)||2,000 (20 USD)|
We make arrangements for Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek any time of the year. However, the best time to visit this region is from March to mid-May and September to mid-November.
In the Spring and Autumn seasons, the weather is calm and stable. This helps to reduce any delays or cancellations of flights.
During these months, clear skies and stable weather conditions offer the best views of Mt Everest alongside Manaslu, Lhotse and Ama Dablam peaks.
During the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek, you’ll spend your nights at the best hotels along the route that includes Yeti Mountain Home and Mulberry Hotel. Standard lodges, fine dining, massages, spa treatment, and WiFi services are provided in this package.
Yeti Mountain Home provides the highest standard of accommodation, featuring comfortable rooms, en-suite bathrooms with hot showers, and western-style toilets. You can enjoy soothing massages accompanied by delicious food and drinks.
Besides this, you’ll also stay in some of the best available lodges during the trek. These lodges provide comfortable accommodation with hot shower, WiFi and other amenities.
The Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek is an easy to moderate level trek. When compared with the standard EBC trek, the luxury trek offers better facilities and services. Also, there is the added benefit of helicopter tour back from Kala Patthar (5,643 meters), the highest point in the trek.
Therefore, a fit and healthy body and a few weeks of cardio and strength training would be sufficient to go on this trek.
The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is not a very challenging trek. However, if you are a novice, we recommend a few weeks of basic cardio and strength training.
Best cardiovascular training includes running on an inclined treadmill, swimming, and cycling. Start your training with shorter sessions and gradually extend them to longer sessions. This will help improve the efficiency of your body to utilize oxygen.
Carry a rucksack, focus on your lower body, and perform one-legged squats, stair climbing, and running exercises. This will help boost up your strength and prepare you for the weight you need to carry while trekking.
Try flexibility training to keep your muscles loose and relaxed. Stretches are important too as it helps to avoid injuries during the training sessions.
The highest point in the trek is Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5,643 meters above sea level. It is better to take preventive measures than to face severe illness. So we advise you to carry Diamox.
Our 10-day trek is designed focusing on the resting time required for an average individual to acclimatize to these heights. But in some rare cases, trekkers might suffer from altitude sickness. In these cases, Diamox helps to minimize risks and even save a person’s life.
Diamox is a diuretic drug that increases the secretion of bicarbonate in the kidneys, which leads to a decrease in the pH of the blood. This results in extra breathing, increasing the oxygen intake and concentration of oxygen in the blood.
No, you do not need to carry oxygen supplements for the EBC trek. In case of emergencies, you can get the oxygen supplements in the Everest Base Camp itself or most of the stops en-route to the Base Camp.
No, we do not provide travel insurance. However, we recommend all the trekkers to get travel insurance. This is very useful in case of any injuries during the trek. The insurance will help cover the medical expenses during your travel.
You can reach the Everest Base Camp even in a single day if you take the 1-day Heli tour. However, this 10-day Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek takes you to the Base Camp on the 8th day.
With proper acclimatization schedule and luxury hotels to spend comfortable nights in, this is the best way to explore the Everest Region.
It depends upon you whether you want to book early or not. It is always a good thing to book early.
In the peak trekking month of October, a large number of trekkers might overflow the trekking routes, and the accommodations might not be available if you book late. So we advise you to book your trek as far back as possible if you are trekking in trekking seasons.
Yes, you can buy the trekking gear required for the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek after landing in Nepal.
You can buy almost all the gear that you may need in Kathmandu and Pokhara. If you lose a thing or two during your trek, you can also get shopping opportunities in Namche Bazaar, the highest trade center in Nepal.
Note that the things you buy in Nepal might not be of the same quality as the ones you buy from your country. But that doesn’t mean these trekking equipment aren’t usable. You can get a comfortable and enjoyable trekking experience with the gears available here.
Yes, you can extend your trek, but you will have to notify this to us before the trek starts. Your cost might also change depending upon the extent of your package.
In case of emergencies during the trek, we can extend the trek depending upon the situation
It is not mandatory to tip the guides and porters because the travel agency pays them. However, tipping displays appreciation for the service provided by a worker. So, you can tip if you are satisfied with the services rendered by the guides and porters.
While trekking in groups, trekkers tip 10 to 15 USD per day to the guide. While trekking solo, trekkers tip 3 to 5 USD per day.
Porters usually receive 5 to 10 USD per day while trekking with a group of trekkers. As with solo trekkers, they receive 2 to 4 USD per day.
There is no set rule on how much to tip your guide and porter. It depends upon you, and on the services you receive.