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 premium 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 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 helicopter 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 in and 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 luxurious hotel for accommodation like Hotel Shankar, Ramada Encore, Hotel Mulberry, The Malla Hotel, or any other 4 star hotels that provides a unique and relaxing cultural experience.
During the trek in the Everest region, we focus on giving premium and luxury rather than just a place to sleep. Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Khunde, and Thame have Yeti Mountain Home luxury lodge chains for 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 in Lobuche provides you with the highest level of comfort imaginable at this altitude. Only in Dingboche and Gorekshep do 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 EBC trek. Book the trip right now if you're ready to splurge a little!
Best Features of the Everest Base Camp Premium Trek
- Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight between Kathmandu and Everest Region
- Luxury hotels for accommodation during, before, and after the trek
- Deluxe and 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.
The starting point of Everest trekking is only reachable by air. The standard EBC trekking package includes a domestic flight from Kathmandu or Ramechhap to Lukla. You must have heard about Lukla Airport; it's considered one of the most dangerous airports due to its slanting runway at the edge of a hill. Although commercial flights to Lukla are safe, there're chances of flight delays or cancellations because of unclear weather. Helicopters, however, fly even in slightly fuzzy weather, making your trip more reliable.
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 journey begins with an exciting helicopter ride to Lukla. 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 - 6 persons is around US$ 2850. Similarly, the package costs US$ 2950 for a party of 2 - 4 people. If you are a solo trekker, it might be a bit on the higher end, with a total cost of US$ 3600. 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.