Semi Luxury Everest Base Camp Trekking

The Best 11 Days Bespoke Everest Base Camp Medium Luxury Trekking Itinerary 2024, 2025
11 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
What to see & doSpecific information about Semi Luxury Everest Base Camp Trekking
  • Duration11 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5555m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Group Size 10
  • Transportation Private Vehicles and Flights
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

The Semi Luxury Everest Base Camp Trekking is the best EBC trekking itinerary for time-bound trekkers who're comfortable speeding up the hike. This short EBC Trek doesn't compromise with the actual adventure that the Everest Base Camp is known for because we follow the same route as the standard EBC Trek. The only difference is that we move a little faster by increasing daily walking hours and skipping an acclimatization day.

Despite a lesser acclimatization day, you will complete the Everest Base Camp Medium Deluxe Trek in 11 days without much difficulty, given that you're in good mental and physical shape. It only makes us stronger by challenging ourselves and pushing our limits. If you're a real adventurer, you'll love this 11 days Semi Luxury Everest Base Camp Trekking.

In fact, the astonishing mountainous landscape decorated by slow-clad mountains, barren rocky lands, lush green forests, agricultural lands, and beautiful little villages will make you forget all the strenuous walks and fill your heart with gratitude for the pure nature surrounding you. The locals' broad smiles and courteous "Namaste" will inspire you even more. Learning about the rich Buddhist culture in ancient monasteries makes the trek equally spiritual as it is adventurous.

Outfitter Nepal guarantees an enjoyable and safe trekking adventure in the Everest region. Let's walk through the memorable experiences you're signing up for by booking our Everest Base Camp Semi Luxury Trek.

Best Features of the Semi Luxury Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • Short Deluxe Everest Base Camp trek itinerary for time-bound trekkers
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from exceptional Lukla airport
  • Trekking through the diverse vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Spending a few nights in the dazzling Himalayan town of Namche Bazaar
  • Learning about the mountaineering history of Nepal in Namche
  • Visiting the spiritual center of Khumbu, Tengboche monastery
  • Observing the rich culture and unique lifestyle of the local Sherpa people
  • Witnessing some of the notable mountain peaks (Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam) on the way
  • Standing on the foothill of the one and only Mt. Everest
  • Hiking early morning to Kala Patthar to capture the mind-blowing golden sunrise
  • Watching the entire face of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar
  • Mesmerizing views of Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall

Fly in the most thrilling Kathmandu – Lukla flight

You must have heard about the infamous Lukla airport. It's time for you to see it in person as we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to begin our 11 days Everest Base Camp Semi Luxury Hike. What makes the Lukla Airport, also known as tensing Hillary Airport, one of the world's most dangerous airports? It's a short runway of 450 meters in length and 20 meters in width inclined at a staggering 12% grade hillside slope. But worry not; extraordinarily qualified and experienced pilots run the flights to ensure a safe landing.

Spend a whole day exploring Namche Bazaar while acclimatizing

Namche Bazaar, a Himalayan town located at an elevation of 3440 meters, will amaze you with its modern amenities. You'll find luxurious hotels, restaurants, cafes, pubs, mountaineering equipment stores, ATMs, and whatnot! A stroll in the streets of Namche Bazaar and visiting museums and viewpoints make for a successful acclimatization day for your 11 days Everest Base Camp Trek.

Visit ancient monasteries and closely observe Buddhist culture

On your way to the Everest Base Camp, you'll walk past numerous monasteries, chortens, Mani walls, and prayer flags. All these details add up to the spiritual value of the 11 days Everest Base Camp trek. Among all, the Tengboche monastery is the largest in the Khumbu region and is also renowned as one of the oldest. You are free to visit the monastery and observe the Buddhist rituals closely. Most of the Everest region is inhabited by Sherpas, who have been preserving their ancient Buddhist culture for generations.

Enjoy the mesmerizing Himalayan landscape dominated by giant mountains

A long before you reach the Everest Base Camp, you'll witness the giant mountains dominating the enchanting Himalayan landscape. The 11 days Everest Base Camp trekking route features dense rhododendron and pine forests, tiny local settlements, agricultural fields, pristine waterfalls, and water streams flowing gorgeously under suspension bridges in the lower altitudes.

The scenery transforms each day during the hike. As you ascend to higher elevations, the green vegetation is replaced by barren lands, plateaus, yak grazing fields, rocky hills, and snowy mountains of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, etc. Each day brings newness to your EBC trekking adventure.

Stand tall at the foothill of the world's highest mountain peak

Standing at the base of the world's highest mountain peak is surreal. You'll feel like you're at the top of the world. Only a few people make it to that high. Though you're not allowed to stay the night at the Everest Base Camp, you can explore the area as much as you like. The massive Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall are the highlights of the extraordinary things you'll see in your 11 days Everest Base Camp Semi Luxury Trekking trial. Take in the view all you can. You've come a long way to see this magical vista.

Watch the once-in-a-lifetime mountain sunrise from Kala Patthar

Our 11 Days Bespoke Everest Base Camp Deluxe Trek continues beyond the base camp. The following day, we hike to the highest point of the trek, Kala Patthar (5644 m), before sunrise to witness the golden hues of Himalayan sunrise against Mt Everest and the surrounding mountains. It is Kala Patthar, where you'll see the entire face of Mt. Everest from a different angle. It is a view you only get to see once in a lifetime.

A brief Summary of Bespoke Semi Luxury Everest Base Camp Trekking

Like the regular EBC hike, we begin the 11 Days Everest Base Camp Medium Luxury Trek with a flight to Lukla and then hiking down along Dudh Koshi to reach Phakding. We then enter the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo and ascend toward Namche Bazaar, where we spend 2 nights and a full day resting and exploring the beautiful town. We continue our hike up to Pangboche, Thukla, and finally to Everest Base Camp via Gorekshep. After a mesmerizing sunrise hike to Kala Patthar, we return the same way back, spending each night at Pheriche and Namche Bazaar to catch a flight from Lukla and finally arrive at Kathmandu.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

Our staff members from Outfitter Nepal will welcome you to the Tribhuvan Internationa Airport. After the short greeting, our representatives will escort you to a private vehicle parked outside. They will help you with the luggage, and shortly, you will be transferred to one of the best three-star hotels in Thamel. Upon your arrival, our staff members will help you check-in, and you will spend the rest of the day relaxing and preparing for the expedition ahead.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4430ft
  • Elevation Gain: 1350m
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles

After enjoying an early morning breakfast in the Hotel, you will be transferred to the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport. You will board a plane bound for Lukla, the starting point of our 11-day Semi-Luxury Everest base Camp Trek. The scenic 30-minute flight above the stunning snow-capped mountains and green hills mesmerizes. At Lukla, you will meet our exciting journey's porters and other crew members. From here, we will walk through picturesque villages like Chheplung, a renowned spot for travelers to stay overnight. After four hours of hiking, you will finally arrive at Phakding. If you have more energy left, you can take a side trip around the nearby monasteries.

  • Max. Altitude: 2610m/8563ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1260m/4133ft
  • Accommodation: Pine Forest
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/5mi

Today, the trek begins with a gentle ascent to the stunning Kongde Ri Viewpoint. Further ahead, you will pass through an ancient chorten and arrive at the beautiful valley of Bengkar. The trail then moves to Monjo, the gateway to the astonishing Sagarmatha National Park. The trek continues as you cross Bhote Koshi's and Dudh Koshi's confluence at Larja Dobhan. Eventually, you will make a steep ascent to a viewpoint. From here, you will witness glorious views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Tabohce, and other mountain peaks. After you click pictures from the perspective, you will walk for another two hours until you reach the vibrant Namche Bazaar. The renowned Sherpa town has hotels, restaurants, bakery cafes, and trekking shops. You can spend the rest of the evening alone exploring the Sherpa Cultural Museum. This allows you to learn about mountaineering history and Sherpa culture.

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m/11286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 830m/2723ft
  • Accommodation: Hotel Namche
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 11km/7mi

Today is the acclimatization day, and you will commence a short hike to Everest View Hotel, which sits at an elevation of 3,880m. The short trips offer majestic views of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, and other mountain peaks. Built in the early 1970s, the deluxe Hotel is located above Khumung and Khunde villages. Apart from the Hotel, you can take a short excursion to Khumjung and visit a local monastery that houses the scalp of a Yeti. You can hike to Khunde village and return to Namche Bazaar.

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m/11286 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 440m/1443ft
  • Elevation Loss: 440m/1443ft
  • Accommodation: Hotel Namche
  • Walking Hours: 1.5-2 Hours
  • Walking Distance: 11km/7mi

The hike from Namche Bazaar to Namche Ridge offers an excellent view of Ama-Dablam, Everest, and other adjoining peaks. The gradual ascent leads you to a winding path towards an Imjatse river. Upon your arrival at Phunge-Tenga, we will have a brief stop for an afternoon lunch. Afterward, you will slowly descend the hill through fir, rhododendron, and pine forests. Eventually, you will arrive at Thyangboche Monastery, where you can explore the surrounding area and observe young monks in their deep meditation. The day ends after you arrive at Deoboche village.

  • Max. Altitude: 3930m/12894ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 490m/1608ft
  • Accommodation: Cultural Home
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 12km/7.5mi

After leaving Deeboche, you will begin a slow climb and hike through the valley. You will be greeted by a beautiful glacial river flowing far in the distance. Along the way, you will pass through Pangboche village, where you will explore the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. After a brief exploration, the trek continues and leads you to the small town of Somare. You will follow the trail alongside the beautiful Imja River from here onwards. Eventually, after a short descent, you will finally arrive at Dingboche, and the sight of green pastures and lush farms adds to the overall beauty of the settlement.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,350m/14,272ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 483m/1,584ft
  • Accommodation: Good Luck
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 11km/7mi

Dingboche village is an essential stop for acclimatization climbers and trekkers during their expeditions in the Everest region. You will utilize this day with a short hike to Nagarjun Hill (5,100m). During the hike, you will savor stunning views of the surrounding mountains and landscape. The glimpses of Pheriche, Kangtega, Thamserku, and Lobuche will undoubtedly amaze you. Finally, after a few hours of hiking, you will reach Nagarjun. After spending a wonderful time with the trek members at the top, you will return to the Dingboche village.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,350m/14,272ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 675m/2214ft
  • Elevation Loss: 675m/2214ft
  • Accommodation: Good Luck
  • Walking Hours: 2-3 hours
  • Walking Distance: 4Km/2.8mi

The trail you will follow today climbs up a ridge, providing astonishing views of Cholatse and Taboche Peak. Moving forward, you will pass through Yak Pastures and cross a wooden bridge over a stream to (4,620m/15,,,158ft). From here, you will hike steeply for an hour towards the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Along the way, you will find many stone-pile memorials dedicated to the deceased or lost climbers and Sherpas. You will hike for another two hours until you reach the village of Lobuche.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,940m/16,207ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 590m/1,936ft
  • Accommodation: Oxygen Lodge or Similar
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/5mi

Today marks a significant day in the Semi-Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek. Leaving behind Lobuche, you will navigate rough terrains, navigate tricky landscapes, and cross the Lobuche Pass (5,110m). Soon, you will be welcomed by the magnificent view of the Khumbu glacier. Eventually, after hours of hiking, you will arrive at Gorak Shep, where you will have a short break. You then push forward for another 3 hours to reach the astounding Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching base camp, you will be surrounded by majestic snow-capped mountains. Take your time to cherish the grandeur of the Himalayas, and remember to take memorable pictures with the trek members. Later, we will retrace the trail to Gorak Shep and spend the night at a local tea house.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,364m/17,598ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 454m/1,489ft
  • Elevation Loss: 200m/656ft
  • Accommodation: Himalayan Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 hours
  • Walking Distance: 15km/9mi

After an early morning breakfast, you will leave Gorak Shep village behind and go to Lobuche. Upon our arrival, we will board a scenic helicopter flight to Lukla. The aerial journey allows you to travel the distance between the two village settlements conveniently. The helicopter takes off from Lobuche and showcases fantastic views of the Khumbu region. You will be treated to awe-inspiring views of the deep valleys, Sherpa villages, glacial lakes, and beautiful snow-capped mountains. The flight follows the Dudh Koshi River and offers glimpses of the region's unique geography.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,860m/9,383ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Khumbu Resort
  • Transportation: Helicopter

Today, you will catch an early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Similar to the journey from Lobuche to Lukla, you will enjoy stunning aerial views. As you return, you will reminisce about all your memorable experiences. The trip to Kathmandu is convenient as you will have a relaxing trip. Check-in at the Hotel in the evening, and freshen yourself up. We will have a farewell dinner in the evening, discussing all the memories we made during the expedition.

 

  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4430ft
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 1,490m/48,88ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
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Trip MapDay to day route map and altitude graph
Semi Luxury Everest Base Camp Trekking map
Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • All the Airport Transfers with private tourist vehicles.
  • 2 nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu in 3-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 10 Dinners).
  • All necessary paper works, National park entry permits, TIMS permit.
  • Flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu  (inclusive of airport tax)
  • Helicopter Flight from Lobuche to Lukla.
  • We provide Phakding (Pine Forest), Namche (Hotel Namche), Deboche (Cultural Home), Dingboche (Good Luck), 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
  • Fee for Nepal entry visa (you may simply issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu)
  • Your travel insurance policy (mandatory)
  • International airfares and airport transfers
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu
  • Drinks, snacks, and all personal expenses
  • Laundry, phone, and internet fee
  • Tips for the guide and potter
  • Anything not covered in the included section
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Starts:WEDNESDAYMAY 29, 2024
Ends:SATURDAYJUN 08, 2024
PRICE (Per Person)US$2250
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Starts:FRIDAYMAY 31, 2024
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  • If your preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book on your own date as the trek is available on any date of the year.
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  • Private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • Single persons are welcome to join the trek and single people have single room in Kathmandu and have to share room in the mountain lodge on trek cause of the less number of lodge and rooms available on remote mountain lodges.
  • Guaranteed dates are guaranteed to departure and we already have people booked for date.
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  • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Maximum Elevation

While we are trekking to Everest Base Camp, the highest point we will reach is not the base camp itself. The maximum altitude during the  Everest Base Camp Semi Luxury Trek happens to be Kala Patthar, located at the height of 5644 meters. The following morning after exploring the EBC, we ascend to Kala Patthar for a stunning sunrise view of Mount Everest and the surroundings. Actually, Kala Patthar, not base camp, is where you can see Mount Everest's entire face.

Difficulty Level

The 11 days Everest Base Camp Deluxe Trek Tailor-made itinerary has a medium level of difficulty. If this is your first experience trekking, especially on a trail across the Himalayas, you might find it a little challenging to finish, but it's still doable. The trail is narrow and rugged, with several uphill and downhill stretches, and you'll be walking for 6-8 hours each day.

Since we've reduced the number of hiking days for this short Semi Luxury EBC trek of 11 days, it's more challenging than the standard 14 days itinerary because you have to walk more each day. It takes physical stamina and good health to participate in this excursion. Make sure to accustom your body to cardio to better prepare for the hike.

Transportation

The motorable road hasn't yet made it to the Everest region. If you decide to go by road, you can take a local jeep up to Jiri and start your journey toward Lukla from there, although this lengthens the trek by a few days, which makes it impossible to finish the tour in 11 days.

Flying to Lukla, the entry point of the Everest region is the most popular method of getting to the Everest Base Camp. The flight over the mountains from Kathmandu/Ramechhap to Lukla takes 30 minutes. In addition to a quick and comfortable journey, flying to Lukla allows you to take in the aerial perspective of the Himalayas.

Accommodation

Although you'll be staying in a 3-star hotel with complementary breakfast in Kathmandu, you'll have to spend the nights in mountain lodges or tea houses after departing on the trekking journey from Kathmandu. Except for a few well-developed towns, many lodges are maintained by locals and lack modern conveniences. But worry not; you'll get to sleep in a bed with a comfortable mattress, pillows, and warm blankets.

The rooms are available on a sharing basis. So, depending on the size of the room, a room is shared by 2–5 persons. However, you will get individual beds. Restrooms are usually equipped with western toilets and basic taps and. Don't forget to carry your own toiletries for hygiene purposes.

Meals

What you eat while you're in Kathmandu is totally your choice as lunch and dinner in Kathmandu are not included in our price. There are plenty of restaurants serving multiple cuisines in Thamel, where you'll be staying.

You will be served all meals while hiking (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). The menu at the tea house features a small selection of locally sourced, wholesome foods. The most typical meal is Daal Bhat, which includes rice, lentil soup, seasonal vegetables, salad, and pickles. It is an excellent source of all the macros required for your body during the hike. Other choices include Momo, noodles, tea, coffee, ginger tea, etc.

Drinking Water

We strongly believe in eco-tourism and encourage our visitors to travel responsibly. Instead of paying for plastic bottled water in tea shops, bring a bottle and fill it with hot water at the tea houses. A bottle with a built-in filtration system is the best to fill up with fresh water along the way. You can also purchase some filtering pills to make your water safer to drink.

Guides and Potters

Trekking to the Everest Base Camp doesn't require a guide compulsorily. But traveling with a guide makes your trip much more fruitful. We offer knowledgeable local guides who have completed multiple treks in the Everest region and have firsthand knowledge of the terrain, local customs, and weather patterns. We highly recommend you book our package, which comes with a guide's salary included in the price.

Likewise, we offer 1 potter for every 2 trekkers, and they can each carry a maximum of 12 kilos from one person. If you're an expert hiker who has spent weeks in high elevations, you might not require a potter, but given the difficult hiking trail, it's always preferable to hire potters.

Permits Required

To start this 11 days Everest Base Camp Semi Luxury trip, you need two permits from the designated authorities. Decentralization has led to the requirement of a new permit framework in the Everest Region. It is no longer necessary to acquire a Trekker Information Management System (TIMS) Card.

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

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit for NPR 3000 (available in Monjo or Kathmandu)

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit for NPR 2000 (issuable only in Lukla)

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