Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek - 11 Days

Everest Base Camp Medium Luxury Lodge Trek Itinerary, Cost and return by Helicopter
Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodget Trek
What to see & doSpecific information about Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek - 11 Days
  • Duration11 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5545m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Group Size 5
  • Transportation Private Vehicles and Helicopter Flights
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

Have you been putting aside your dream trek to the Everest Base Camp due to its rustic nature of travel? Wait no further! We understand that despite a great desire to stand at the foot of the world's highest mountain, you can't compromise premium and luxury while traveling. Staying in the simplest teahouses with minimal amenities, having to use squat toilets, and flying to one of the world's most dangerous airports in a twin otter isn't everyone's cup of tea. Thus, Outfitter Nepal has come up with the Everest Base Camp Luxury trek of 11 days to provide you with a perfect blend of adventure and Deluxe.

The infamous trekking trail in the Everest region that leads you to the base of Mt. Everest is regarded as the grandest trek by seasoned trekkers. Who wouldn't be enthralled by the prospect of making it up to the bottom of the world's highest peak, at a height of 5364 meters? For many people who enjoy adventurous travels, the Everest Base Camp (EBC) journey is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. And our Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek follows a carefully curated itinerary that will allow you to bathe in the glory of the Himalayan conquest luxuriously!

You don't have to put your Everest Base Camp luxury trekking goal on hold just because you prefer comfort. The EBC trekking trail has everything a luxury trekker could want! The journey is unrivaled, and there's no need to compromise. Everest Base Camp in Nepal has established itself as a world-class multi-day hiking trail over the years. From luxurious star hotels with international cuisines to helicopter access, Everest has got it all.

The mountain vistas of the Everest region are just incomparable. You will be in front of 4 out of the world's 6 tallest peaks: Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho Oyu. Hence, you can simply spend your time wandering, photographing, and admiring the beauty of the Himalayas. Take in the grandeur of the surroundings, landscapes, nature, the Himalayas, ancient monasteries, fluttering prayer flags, suspension bridges, and the sound of rushing rivers.

There is nothing to be concerned about! We have carefully planned the routes with proper acclimatization in mind. People usually take 2 acclimatization days, one at Namche Bazaar (3440m) and the other at Dingboche (4490m), but you can personalize your journey and add 1 to 2 extra days to your trekking schedule to be completely safe from mountain sickness. If you find it difficult to walk, you can hire a horse instead. You will be accompanied by an experienced and competent trekking guide to lead the trek. Porters will assist you with your baggage.

With over two decades of experience in the Nepalese trekking sector, we have put our hearts and souls into crafting the best possible package to help you Luxury trek to the Everest base Camp. Select the departure dates below or make a private trip to create a package that meets your needs. Anything will do as long as you are satisfied. We're enthusiastically waiting for your arrival.

What to expect from the Everest Base Camp Medium Luxury Trek?

Following a short but spectacular helicopter flight to Lukla, the luxury adventure to Everest Base Camp begins. The mountains surround you as soon as you step off the plane in Lukla. The trail runs through Sagarmatha National Park, passing through Sherpa communities and providing photographic chances of beautiful mountain scenery around every twist and bend in the trail.

The subtropical highland climate, snow-capped mountains, and lush green meadows offer something for everyone. The valleys are nothing short of spectacular, with their diverse topography, diverse terrains, and constantly changing temperatures. Then there are the most humble people of rich cultural backgrounds. With their generous hospitality, they make you feel at home.

As you approach Namche Bazaar, popularly known as the Sherpa capital, you get your first glimpse of the world's tallest peak, Mt. Everest (8848m). You start getting the views of Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7161m), Mt. Changaste (7550m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku (6723m), Mt. Kantega (6685m), Mt. Kusum Khagaru (6367m), Mt. Kongde (6011m) and many more.

Uphills and downhills, suspension and wooden bridges, waterfalls, the rhododendron forest with its diverse plants and animals, stone-paved path, pine trail, yak meadow and herd, Sherpa and their culture, monasteries, mani and chorten, high passes, and the scenic beauty from varying altitudes, all entice visitors to the trekking trail. The majestic view of the white Himalayas and sloppy, rocky, and snow-covered landscapes from various trekking viewpoints is more than amazing to watch!

What kind of accommodation is provided during the 11 days of Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek?

With our Everest luxury trek, you can now complete the journey in your style, i.e., in luxury. You'll be resting in comfortable and spacious beds, eating food of your choice, accompanied by drinks and desserts, flying out in a helicopter, and hiring as many porters and horses as you need.

Once you arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of a magnificent Himalayan country, you'll be transferred to a luxury hotel for accommodation like Ramada Encore, Hotel Mulberry, Any other 4 star hotels that provides a unique and relaxing cultural experience.

During the trek in the Everest region, we focus on giving a luxury rather than just a place to sleep, Phakding and Namche Bazaar (Yeti Mountain Home), Deboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche will provide you comfortable stays. The Everest Summit Lodge chain is also present in numerous locations along the trek, serving luxury seekers. You can also stay at the Everest View Hotel, located at the highest elevation, and enjoy the view from the comfort of your window. The Italian Pyramid Lodge or Oxygen in Lobuche provides you with the highest level of comfort imaginable at this altitude. Only in Gorekshep you need to compromise a bit, but they are far better than you have anticipated.

Is the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek right for me?

This Everest luxury trek package combines the beauty of the Himalayas with a little effort to reach the base camp and a little luxury throughout the journey. As we enjoy the blanket of mountains enclosing the mystery valleys, we pass through exciting bridges, moraines, stupas wrapped in vibrant prayer flags, and the lovely air of Sherpa towns. This is Everest for you, offering something for everyone.

If you're interested in the Himalayan nature and culture and want to experience the authenticity of the Everest region in a short time frame without having your body go through the pain of hiking for weeks, this luxury trek is for you. Let us remind you that the trek is not for budget trekkers, as it's more expensive than the standard Everest Base Camp Trek. Book the trip right now if you're ready to splurge a little!

Best Features of the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

  • Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight between Kathmandu and Everest Region 
  • Luxury hotels for accommodation during, before, and after the trek
  • luxurious trekking experience
  • Explore the wilderness of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of some of the world's tallest mountain peaks
  • Pass through gorgeous villages, beautiful valleys, deep forests, and moraines
  • Stand tall at the foot of the tallest mountain peak in the world
  • Observe the stunning Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall
  • Hike to Kala Patthar and witness a beautiful Himalayan sunrise

Major Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

Exciting helicopter flight above the Himalayas

Helicopter ride above the Himalayas? That's right! When we say luxury, we mean it. With our Everest luxury trek, you get to fly above the grand Himalayas in a helicopter, securing yourself a bird-eye view of Everest and other mountains in the surroundings.

Moreover, you don't have to hike back all the way from Gorekshep to Lukla on the way back to take the uncertain flight to Kathmandu again. You'll be picked up from Gorekshep by helicopter and taken directly to Kathmandu.

Learning about the Sherpa people

Sherpas are, without a doubt, a well-known ethnic group. Be it their dedication to preserving an age-old culture or their contribution to mountaineering in Nepal, Sherpas are praiseworthy. Photographs of Sherpas taking clients to the summit of Mount Everest, one of the world's most perilous locations, have grabbed headlines.

Before the boom in adventure trekking, the Everest region was very distant. Like every mountain tribe, the Sherpas had perfected their ability to adapt to their isolation and hostile surroundings. They were farmers who subsisted on the trade from the Himalayan routes. Buddhism had a significant influence on their way of life, as seen by the innumerable chortens and gompas in the region. During your luxurious journey to the EBC, you can discover more about the Sherpa culture!

Luxury in the wilderness of Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park is bestowed with luscious vegetation, an array of biological diversity, and the beauty of the Himalayas. Since the 1960s, tourists have been pouring into the area. People have been drawn to the region because of the beautiful scenery and adventurous trekking and hiking trails.

The national park is home to several endangered animals and birds as well! With our 11 days Everest luxury trek package, you can stay in luxurious hotels within the national park. Isn't that wonderful? You can now accomplish the EBC trek in luxury, sleeping in comfortable beds and eating whatever food you like. The luxury chain hotels right there on the lap of Everest will be a comfort in your solace.

Kala Patthar and the new face of the Everest

Are you aware that we can't see the full face of Mt. Everest from its base camp? But don't worry; a short trek from Gorakshep will lead you to Kala Patthar, a rocky ridge that serves as an excellent viewpoint for Everest.

The sweeping panoramic image of Everest and Ama Dablam from the top of this rock is one of the most stunning mountain views in the world. In addition, the sunrise vista of Everest peaks as the light rays touch the summit during sunrise is spectacular!

Cultural hotspot of Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is the cultural and commercial hub in the Sagarmatha Region. The Namche Bazaar is a vibrant jumble of homes, restaurants, hotels, shops, ATMs, and bakeries. From bakeries to temples to museums, the Namche bazaar's narrow lane, shared by yaks, monks, Sherpa traders, and locals, offers something different around every corner.

You may take brief hikes through Namche Bazaar, shop for unique mountainside Tibetan goods, or even buy trekking equipment while you're there. You can spend your time watching local business people or Sherpa people go about their everyday life and even interact with them, even if you don't wish to shop.

Everest Base Camp, the ultimate destination

The main purpose of the journey is to reach Everest Base Camp. The base camp is enlivened by colorful tents and stories of adventure and passion told by mountaineers aiming to reach the pinnacle of the world.

After trekking for days to reach Everest Base Camp, why would you turn around and leave in a matter of hours? Spend time at Everest Base Camp and sense what an Everest Expedition is like. Without question, the time spent in Everest base camp is the most inspiring in the overall adventure!

However, you can't stay the night at the Base Camp. Because the base camp does not have any teahouses, you must return back and stay in Gorakshep when visiting the base camp.

Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek Brief Itinerary

Including your arrival and departure days to and from Nepal, Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek takes 11 days in total to complete. The trek then starts by following the classic EBC trail to Phakding first and then to Namche the next day. In Namche Bazaar, you get a rest day to adjust to the increasing altitude and acclimate. The trek to Everest Base Camp continues through Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorekshep, with another acclimatization day at Dingboche. From Gorekshep, you trek to Everest Base Camp and then return to Gorekshep for your final night in the mountains.

The next morning, you hike to the Kala Patthar viewpoint. The sunrise over Everest and the surrounding mountain peaks look mesmerizing! You hike back to Gorekshep for a catered meal and then hop on a helicopter to fly directly to Kathmandu. The luxury Everest trip is available all year, so hurry up and book your date. Also, if the stated itinerary does not fit your convenience, we will be pleased to tailor-make the trek for you.

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek Cost

The standard cost of a Everest luxury trek package for a group of 5 persons is around US$ 2797. Similarly, the package costs US$ 2897 for a party of 2 - 3 people. If you are a solo trekker, it might be a bit on the higher end, with a total cost of US$ 3797. The Everest luxury trek package can be adjusted to suit your needs. However, depending on your changes to the schedule and services, the overall package price may increase or decrease!

If you wish to upgrade the trip for the most luxurious experience, we can help you with that. This would, however, raise the package's budget. Similarly, you can request a helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla and then board a regular Lukla flight to Kathmandu instead of a heli ride from Gorekshep to Kathmandu. This would lower the overall cost of your package. If you have any other ideas, please share them with us so we can adjust your itinerary. We want you to know that we will make every effort to ensure you the trip of your lifetime.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

The trip begins once you arrive in Kathmandu. As soon as you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, a member of our staff will welcome you and drive you to your accommodation. The remainder of the day is yours to do as you like. You can rest for a while, try out some restaurants for authentic Nepalese food, and hit some casinos in the evenings if you wish to. You'll find numerous multi-cuisine restaurants, aesthetic cafes, bars, pubs, clubs, souvenir shops, trekking gear stores, spas, and many more in Thamel if you feel like checking them out.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft
  • Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel

After a light breakfast in the hotel, you'll be driven to the airport for your flight to Lukla. Brace yourself! You're in for one of the most adventurous flight over the Himalayas. The bird-eye view of the green hills, snow-covered mountains, and blue sky from the plane is a great opening to your 11 days luxury trek to the Everest Base Camp. You'll either be accompanied by your trekking guide from Kathmandu or meet them after landing in Lukla. You'll also meet the potters in Lukla, who'd be carrying your baggage throughout the trek.

After landing and meeting with the team in Lukla, you'll begin the trek. The trail ascends through a forest of lush trees that follows the Dudh Koshi River to reach Phakding. You'll stay at the designated hotel in Phakding for the night.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,610m/8,563ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1260m/4133ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Transportation: Plane

After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you'll begin the hike. Unlike the previous day, today is going to be a little challenging, with numerous ascents and descents on a steep trail. First, you'll get to Monjo, where the Sagarmatha National Park begins. After the routine checking and identification process at the entrance of the national park, you'll gradually rise to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is one of the highlights of the Everest trekking region with its blend of culture and commerce. You'll spend the night at a luxurious hotel in Namche Bazaar after a delicious dinner of your choice.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,440m/11,286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 830m/2723ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today is the first acclimatization day in this 11 days luxury EBC trek. Namche Bazaar, situated at an elevation of 3,440 meters, is perfect for acclimatization not only because of its altitude but also because of its lively ambiance. You'll be surprised to see the modernization in Namche. This tiny Himalayan town is well-equipped with nice hotels, cafes, restaurants, bars, ATMs, trekking and mountaineering gear stores, and so on. You'll also get to observe local Sherpa life in Namche. 

For better acclimatization, you can take a short hike up to the Everest View Hotel or Khumjung Village. Both locations offer spectacular sceneries of snow-capped mountains. On your return to Namche Bazaar, you'll stop at the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum to observe the spectacular images of the Everest region and learn more about the ancient culture of the Sherpa people.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,440m/11,286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 440m/1443ft
  • Elevation Loss: 440m/1443ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

The trek for the day begins again after breakfast at the hotel. You'll trek along the ridge, enjoying the appealing vistas of various beautiful mountains. You'll first arrive in Phunki Tenga and then trek up through the dense rhododendron forests to reach Tengboche. The place is named after the oldest and biggest monastery in the Everest region, Tengboche Monastery. You can visit the monastery and learn about the Buddhist culture and religion.

  • Max. Altitude: 3860m/12664ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 420m/1378ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today's trek begins with a downward hike along the beautiful Rhododendron forest. If you trek in the spring season, you'd be blessed with the grand decoration of the Rhododendron, the national flower of Nepal, that turns the green forest into red. The hike takes you to Imja Khola, a small river that you'll cross using the suspension bridge. You'll trek past a long Mani wall to reach Pangboche. The trail continues through summer pastures to Dingboche, where you stay for the night.

  • Max. Altitude: 4410m/14468ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 550m/1804ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Day 7 marks another day of acclimatization. Dingboche, at the height of 4410 meters, is just the right altitude for 2nd acclimatization day. Dingboche, also known as the Summer Valley of the Khumbu region, offers stunning views of the snow-capped peaks such as Ama Dablam, as well as the Lhotse and Nuptse ridges. Rest days, however, should include a short hike in the surrounding areas for better acclimatization. You can explore the village and go for a short nearby walk to get the most out of the rest day.

  • Max. Altitude: 4410m/14468ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 675m/2214ft
  • Elevation Loss: 675m/2214ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

After a well-rested day at Dingboche, you again resume the trek towards the Everest Base Camp. Continue the hike until you reach a stupa. From here, the trek descends to the village of Pheriche. Along the way, you'll enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam, and other peaks. On your way to Pheriche, you will travel through Dugla and cross a little wooden bridge. The trail from here steeply rises to Lobuche, where you stay the night.

  • Max. Altitude: 4410m/14468ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 500m/1640ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today is the day you've been waiting for all along. You'll step your foot on the base of the mighty Everest today. The hike begins early morning from Lobuche. It's going to be a difficult hiking day as compared to the previous days due to the higher altitude and a challenging trail through the rugged moraine and a glacier route. You first reach Gorekshep, which is the last habitable place on the EBC trail, and then finally arrive at your ultimate destination, Everest Base Camp.  Take in the grandeur of the mountains, all covered with snow, from the base camp.

Unfortunately, you'll have to return back to Gorekshep to sleep, so enjoy the achievement all you can. Click pictures, make videos, and take every moment to enjoy yourself. It's not every day you get so close to the world's highest mountain peak.

  • Max. Altitude: (5364m/17598ft) via Gorakshep (5140m/16864ft)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 454m/1489ft to Gorakshep
  • Elevation Loss: 224m (735ft) from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

The trek is not yet over. Yes, you've reached your destination, Everest Base Camp, but did you really get to see the full face of Everest? No! If you've gotten so far, let's hike the last stretch to Kala Patthar, at 5545 meters, to have an absolutely amazing view of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. The sunrise hike to Kala Patthar early in the morning allows you to enjoy the gorgeous sunrise casting golden rays on the white mountains.

After Kala Patthar, you hike back to Gorekshep, have breakfast, and board a helicopter flight to Kathmandu. You'll see the route you've hiked up for the last few days as you fly above it. Appreciate the mountains one more time, as you'll be landing in Kathmandu soon. After landing, you'll be taken to your hotel. Join us for your farewell dinner in the evening, when we'll also provide you with an achievement award. 

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m
  • Meals: Breakfast, and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 4 star Hotel
  • Transportation: Helicopter

On your last day of the luxury EBC trekking trip, you'll be driven to the Kathmandu International Airport for your final departure. We hope you had a fantastic trip with us to the Everest Base Camp. We're glad to be at your service. Have a safe flight.

  • Meals: Breakfast
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Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • All the Airport Transfers with private tourist vehicles.
  • 2 nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu in 4-star category hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary.
  • Your standard meals during the Trip with cup of hot tea/coffee with every meals (10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 9 Dinners).
  • All necessary paper works, National park entry permits, TIMS permit.
  • Flight fare Kathmandu/Ramechhap - Lukla (inclusive of airport tax)
  • Helicopter Flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu with domestic aiport tax.
  • We provide Phakding (Yeti Mountain Home), Namche (Yeti Mountain Home), Deboche (Rivendell), Dingboche (Mountain Heritage), Lobuche (New Ebc or Oxygen)with an attached bathroom with a hot shower, and comfortable room, and only in Gorakshep (Himalaya) common room.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, and porters.
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide, and Porters.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Outfitter Nepal's sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag – if Necessary.
  • We provide purification tablets for the drinking water during your trek.
  • Hot Shower during the Trek.
  • Seasonal fruits after dinner as a dessert.
  • Well-equipped first aid kit, oximeter..
  • All the government Tax, Vat, and service charges.
  • Farewell dinner on the last night in Kathmandu.
  • Trip Achievement Awards for your lifetime memories.
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charge.
What's not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars.
  • Battery (Camera, Mobile) charges.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide and staffs.
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If your preferred dates are not mentioned or are closed for booking, you can book a private trip by clicking on "make it a private trip" below. Private trips are available every day throughout the year. 

  • Departure dates are fixed for group joining trips. Please select a date and reserve your spot.
  • Guaranteed dates are confirmed to depart as we already have people booked for those dates. 
  • Available dates are available to book and become guaranteed once you book for that date.
  • The price listed above is only for up to 10 people. If you have a group of more than 10 individuals, you can either make it a private trip or contact us for the further booking procedure. You may be eligible for a discounted group price.
  • Solo travelers are welcome to join the trek. While you'll be allocated a single room in Kathmandu, you have to share a room with other travelers in the group while on the trek because of the lesser availability of rooms in remote mountain lodges.
Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Maximum Altitude

Although Everest Base Camp is the trek's intended destination, that is not the highest point we reach. The maximum altitude of this luxury trek to Everest Base Camp is Kala Patthar, which is located at a height of 5545 meters above sea level. We hike from Gorekshep to Kala Patthar the following morning after visiting the EBC in order to catch a beautiful sunrise vista of Mount Everest and its surroundings. In contrast to the base camp, Mount Everest can be seen in its entirety from Kala Patthar.

Trek Difficulty

The standard EBC trek can be moderately difficult. However, our 11 days luxury Everest Base Camp itinerary in the Everest region makes it easier. You skip the entire return hike from Gorekshep to Lukla, making it easier for your knees. With the luxury trek, you also get comfortable beds to sleep in, letting you rest and recover well at night.

This trek might be more challenging for first-timers, particularly on the rugged Himalayan trail. Keep in mind that you have to walk for 5 to 7 hours every day on average. The path is steep and difficult, with multiple ups and downs, and the increasing altitude makes walking even harder. So, make sure that you're in good health and shape before beginning the trek.

But don't you worry about the trek's difficulty ruining your experience? There would be trekking guides available to assist you at all times. If there are no challenges to overcome, is it really worthwhile to embark on a trek? Your journey will be even more memorable if you successfully overcome a challenge. We've seen people of various ages, sizes, and forms complete the journey while smiling!

Transportation

we use a commercial, domestic flight in Dorniers and Twin Otters to get the Lukla from Kathmandu or Ramechhap and You're flown on a helicopter from Gorekshep to Kathmandu on your return. So, there's no need to worry about frequent flight delays and cancellations.  In Kathmandu, all your airport transports are carried out in a private vehicle.

Accommodation

Unlike regular EBC trekking packages where one would have to spend the nights in simple teahouses, mountain lodges, or guest houses, our luxury trekking package offers high-quality hotels and lodges even while hiking in the Everest region, other than a few places like Dingboche and Gorekshep, where there's no availability of such high-end facilities. However, we'd book the best available lodge, even in such places. You'd get spacious rooms with comfortable beds and attached bathrooms. Don't worry about having to squat to use the washroom as well; the rooms are equipped with western toilets for your convenience.

While you are in Kathmandu, we will accommodate you in a 4-star hotel that offers breakfast.

Meals

Being one of the most established trekking areas of Nepal, the Everest region offers a variety of food options. Hotels and lodges you'll be spending the nights at offer multiple cuisines with detailed menus. We carefully choose the greatest eateries, making sure that the food is wholesome, delicious, and nutritious. We promote eating local foods and specialties since they are far more hygienic than frozen foods and meat products that must be transported to the trails over long distances.

Your body will need a lot of carbohydrates and proteins because we'll be trekking at high altitudes around the tallest mountains in the world. Hence, we suggest Daal Bhat, a Nepalese cuisine that provides your body with enough protein and carbohydrates. You'll get plenty of protein from the lentil, bean, and pulse soup, and rice's carbohydrates will give you energy. Additionally served will be seasonal vegetables, which will give your body additional nutrients. However, you can switch between Nepalese and other cuisines.

We strongly advise drinking liquids to combat altitude sickness at high altitudes, such as green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger, and garlic soup. We strongly encourage you to stay away from dairy and cheese products, as well as alcoholic and caffeinated beverages, as these are not recommended for high-altitude treks.

Drinking Water

We firmly believe in eco-tourism and strongly advise all of our visitors to travel responsibly. Instead of paying for throwaway bottled water at the tea shops, bring a bottle and fill it with hot water at the place you stayed or at the tea shops on the way. For the same price as bottled water, you'll get hot water. In order to make your water safer to drink, you may also add some filtering pills.

Carrying a bottle with built-in filtration so you can fill it up with fresh water along the way is the best option. You can also get hydration bladders to make it easier to drink water as you hike for frequent hydration.

Guides and Potters

Trekking in Nepal, except for the Everest region, requires a mandatory trekking guide for the traveler's safety. Although a trekking guide isn't compulsory for your luxury EBC trek, trekking with a guide makes all the difference. They are well-trained to lead the trek in the right direction, inform you about the places you visit along the way, and respond adequately during emergencies. Outfitter Nepal offers knowledgeable native guides who are informed about the topography, traditions, and weather patterns of the region for your Everest luxury trek. The guide's pay is included in the price of our package. However, tips are expected.

We also assign physically fit local potters to carry your essentials. Hiring potters is still advised even if you're an experienced hiker because of the difficult trekking track in the Himalayas' high elevations. The package cost includes the potters' wage as well, excluding the tips.

Permits

To begin this Everest Base Camp adventure, you need two permits from the proper authorities. In the Everest region, decentralization has led to the requirement for a new permission system. Consequently, having a Trekker Information Management System (TIMS) Card is no longer necessary. We take care of the permits, including the cost, so you don't have to go through any hassle of issuing them.

To enter the Everest region, you need the following two permits:

  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit for NPR 3000 (issuable in Monjo or Kathmandu)
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit for NPR 2000 (available only in Lukla)
FAQsEverest Base Camp Luxury Trek - 11 Days frequently asked questions
  • The trek can be completed at any time of year. However, the best months are March to May (spring) and September to November (autumn/fall). Spring and autumn are great seasons to travel because it isn't too hot or too chilly. As the sky during these times is clear, trekkers ascending the base camp have better visibility.

    Trekkers have a high appreciation for the winter season in this situation, as the entire region is buried with snow, not because the weather is overcast. Even though it's colder at higher elevations, the trails aren't as slick as they are during Monsoon season. In the winter, Everest has a lot more to offer, such as wildlife and flora. On the other side, fog and mist can hinder views of the mountains and valleys.

    With that being said, you can do your luxury EBC trek any time of the year with experienced guides and porters from a reputable trekking company.

  • Cardio workouts such as walking, jogging, swimming, and cycling help your body learn to perform better with less oxygen. When trekking at a high altitude, this will allow you to keep your breath and concentrate, allowing you to enjoy the adventure much more. When you're tired and want to quit, remember why you're doing it and gradually increase the difficulty and duration of your workouts.

    Hiking is the most effective way to prepare for your trek to base camp. Find some nearby trails, take a walk through town, or just take a walk. Get used to taking long walks. Find out where your body has trouble and how far you can push it. You'll be surprised at how far you can go once you've gotten used to pushing through the first wave of pain.

  • While trekking in the Everest region, electricity is readily available. The lower parts are powered by hydroelectricity, and the upper parts are powered by solar energy. You can charge your electronics at the hotel you stay or at any tea house on the way for an extra $1–$2 per device. Some hotels have charging points in the rooms, while others offer communal outlets in the dining area or close to the front desk for charging electronics. We advise getting power banks for the best use.

  • The major cities of Namche and Lukla have Wi-Fi. However, it may cost $1 to $2. To access internet services in all significant areas of the Everest region, you can get an Everest Link prepaid internet card. Each of the guesthouses sells it and lets guests use it.

    If you purchase a mobile phone SIM card in Kathmandu, you will occasionally receive a 4G service in Namche and a 3G service in Tengboche. Prepaid SIM cards from NCell or NTC are inexpensive and will give you service up to a certain point. At greater altitudes, phone networks are inaccessible. As a result, people depend on Everest Link's Internet services.

  • The only ATM on the entire trek is in Namche Bazaar. The ATMs in Namche, however, are unreliable because they frequently stop working due to power failures or simply running out of money. The ATMs also feature a 500 rupee ($5) withdrawal fee and a 10,000 rupee ($100) maximum withdrawal limit. The bottom line is that since it is the only form of payment recognized in the area, you should bring cash in Nepalese rupees from Kathmandu.

  • Because there isn't enough oxygen at elevations of 3000 meters or more, the human body isn't built to thrive there. You should be aware of how your body responds to being at a high altitude as you ascend. Some of the symptoms of altitude sickness include headaches, a loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, blurry vision, nausea, difficulty breathing, a fast heart rate, and weariness. It's recommended to take the day off if the symptoms persist. Additionally, you ought to drop to a lower altitude if the situation gets worse. Acclimatization is important for preventing AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), as is eating right and staying hydrated at all times.

  • Because the EBC trek is an adventurous journey in the high Himalayas with inherent risks, travel insurance is required. In the event of an accident or illness, such as acute mountain sickness, a helicopter is the only way to get you back to Kathmandu or adjacent cities. Therefore, it would be wise to have emergency evacuation covered by travel insurance.

  • Yes, the only form of payment accepted on the route is cash in Nepalese rupees. Although the package includes three meals and lodging, you might need some extra cash to pay for snacks or beverages while trekking. Prior to departing, be sure to bring some currency from Kathmandu.

  • You can definitely go on the hike with your family and kids. Children are just as susceptible to altitude sickness as adults are. No evidence suggests that kids are more prone to altitude sickness. If your children are physically and psychologically competent in an altitude trek, go with them. They should be able to walk at a high altitude for 5-7 hours daily. It is better to bring children over the age of 13. However, even younger children are allowed to try the hike.

  • Nepal is a peaceful nation. Tourists are treated like family by the welcoming people of Nepal. Female tourists may trek to the Everest Base Camp securely, whether they are traveling in a group or on their own. We go above and beyond to make sure that our female trekkers have a safe and enjoyable experience.

  • Here's an idea of the gear you'll need for your Everest Base Camp luxury journey:

    • Rain jackets/covers for early September
    • A high-quality sleeping bag (provided by us)
    • A pair of comfortable hiking boots (waterproof)
    • Trekking socks
    • Trekking trousers (waterproof)
    • Trekking shirts
    • Jackets (down and fleece)
    • Caps or hats for head
    • Few sets of undergarments
    • Warm woolen clothes for chilly nights
    • Moisturizer and sunscreen lotions
    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Trekking poles
    • Solar Torch
    • Refillable hot water bottles with water purifiers
    • Toiletries, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, dry and wet tissues, soaps, shampoos, Sanitizer gel or hand wash gel, a lightweight towel, etc.
    • First aid kit with essential medicines
Client ReviewsTravelers talk about Outfitter Nepal
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    Keith HnatowskyHouston, United States,May 10, 2023
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    Excellent Trek

    NG and Raj set up an excellent trip for me. Then they paired me with a guide who went above and beyond my expectations, Kapil. The trip was a life changing experience. Outfitters is very conscientious relative to your comfort, saftey and enjoyment of your trip. I tested this even further once I got to Gorekshep where I succumbed to altitude sickness. Once the decision was made that I needed to get back to Kathmandu, they pulled out the stops to get a chopper to fly me out within a few hours. Once back in Kathmandu I was in hospital for an overnight stay and my guide Kapil stayed overnight at the hospital to ensure I was well - this was beyond the pale and reenforced my decision to go with Outfitters. I cannot that Kapil, NG and Raj enough and would recommend them to any and all.

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