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Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodges Trek

Everest base camp is the mountain's highest camp at more than 5,000 m above sea level. The approximate elevation of Base Camp is 5364 m.

Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodges Trek is one of the most popular treks in the Nepalese Himalayas. The trekking enthusiasts will find many people at Lukla to chat with or ask questions, but once you leave this small village, be prepared to have the quiet time you came here for. The trail is well maintained and offers some of Nepal’s best wilderness scenery.

Those who have a thirst for adventure and those looking for an experience of a lifetime will find the Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodges Trek an unforgettable one. The trekking trail takes you up to Everest, the highest point on earth, through beautiful Sherpa villages, across high mountain passes, and finally to the foot of Mount Everest.

The experience of walking through the Sherpa villages, which are perched in the highlands with great panoramic views of Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks, is an unforgettable one. On a clear day, it’s possible to see the majestic Himalayan panorama of Khumbu. You can also visit the Tengboche Monastery which is one of the oldest monasteries in Nepal.

This is one of the most popular treks in the Himalayas, with hundreds of trekkers finishing it every year. However, because it is a very popular trek and there are only a few flights each day to Lukla from Kathmandu, April through October, and March to May is considered the best time to go.

Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodges Trek is the most spectacular trek in the world. In order to reach it, you will have to endure high altitude and very rough terrain. You will be climbing up and down mountains while looking out into a marvellous landscape of the Himalayas. The breathtaking views of the mountains covered with eternal snow are something that you cannot possibly miss.

But this trek is not for everybody: it takes about two weeks, requires substantial preparations and carries a few risk factors. If you are not ready to go through all of this, then this is not the right trek for you.

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Trip Facts

duration Duration 16 days
trip-difficulty Trip Difficulty ? Difficult
trip-difficulty Highest Point 5645 m.
trip-code Trip Code EBCLLT
trip-code Start Point Kathmandu
trip-start-point Trip End Point Kathmandu
trip-accomodation Accomodation As Mentioned
trip-meals Meals As mentioned
transportation Transportation As mentioned

Trip Highlights

  • Spectacular views of the Khumbu Himalayas including glorious Everest. 
  • A peek into the life of Sherpas. 
  • Impeccable high altitude biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park. 
  • Picturesque landscapes, dramatic glaciers and Khumbu memorial. 
  • Panoramic views of the Himalayas from Kala Patthar. 
  • Interactive cultural and natural experience in the world's popular high-altitude settlements. 
  • Explore the base of the highest point in earth. 

Trip Overview

Fact Table

Trek

Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodges Trek

Trek Type

Luxury Mountain Lodges Trek

Duration

16 Days

Highest Elevation

5644 m. at Kala Patthar

Start/Finish

Kathmandu

Difficulty

Strenuous

Total Trekking Distance

120 - 150 KM

Best Time to Trek

  • Spring (March, April, May)

  • Autumn (September, October, November)

Accommodation

Lodges

Average Trekking Per Day

6-7 Hours

Permits Required

  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit

  • National Park entry permit

Route: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding - Namche Bazaar - Debuche - Dingboche - Lobuche - Gorakshep - Pheriche - Sanasa - Lukla - Kathmandu

 

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest base camp is the mountain's highest camp at more than 5,000 m above sea level. The approximate elevation of Base Camp is 5364 m. Everest base camp sits at the base of Mount Everest and is located on a glacier.

Every trekking and climbing season in Nepal sees Everest base camp filled with tourists, who have come to experience what it feels like to stand on the roof of the world. Everest base camp is a place that is hard to forget and where many a dream begins. The icy cold temperatures and freezing winds make this spot memorable. Mountaineers, who are on a journey to climb the glorious Everest, begin their expedition to the mountain from the base camp. 

Though the Everest base camp trek is not the destination point of most Everest, all the groups pass through here on their journey, which makes this camp a significant hub for tourists. You can get here either by foot or by helicopter. There are quite some companies providing helicopter services to base camps. The main advantage of using helicopters is that it saves time, and energy and is less exhausting. However, trekking is one of the memorable things that you can do to reach this incredible place. Besides trekking, having the luxury of using the finest lodges in the acclimatization spots and night stays makes the trip more convenient. 

Kala Patthar 

The place to go if you want a clear, up-close view of Mount Everest is Kala Patthar. And Kala Patthar, at 5,643 meters, is more than just a vantage point. It is one of the major places in the Everest base camp Luxury Lodges trek provides spectacular panoramic views of the Khumbu Himalayas and provides stunning landscapes in the vicinity. Some of the major mountains that you can see from this wonderful place are Ama Dablam, Chumbu, Thamserku, Kangtega, Taboche, Lobuche, Nuptse, Changtse, Pumori including world-renowned eight-thousanders such as Everest and Lhotse. 

Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is a market in Khumbu, Nepal, located at an elevation of 3340 meters. It is the major stop before climbers ascend Base Camp on the way to Mount Everest. Namche Bazaar provides equipment and supplies for mountaineering expeditions on Everest and other Himalayan peaks. The town has trekking shops, restaurants and hotels that accommodate tourists who are acclimatizing for or returning from mountain walks or climbing activities.

Namche Bazaar was once a small settlement but has grown over time to become, arguably, the most important stop for all climbers attempting an ascent or trekking of Everest from the south side. It is the place to stock up on supplies, buy a cup of tea or meet fellow trekkers before ascending to base camp.

Namche was the home of Tenzing Norgay, one of the first two people to successfully climb Mount Everest. He was born in a small farmhouse in Khumbu, North of Namche Bazaar. The Sagarmatha National Park and its headquarter are located in Namche Bazaar. The park is named after Mount Everest as Sagarmatha is the Nepali name for Everest. The headquarter of the park lies in Namche Bazaar.

Lukla

Lukla is the gateway to the Khumbu region of Nepal. Most visitors to Lukla arrive via charter flights from Kathmandu - the largest city and capital of Nepal. Situated at an elevation of 2860 m., Lukla boasts an airport that provides daily flight services and acts as a gateway to Mount Everest. In this place, you can explore the Sherpa lifestyle, their culture and stunning landscapes. This is where you begin your trek towards Phakding and Namche and eventually Everest Base Camp. Also, for other treks such as Gokyo Valley Trek, Everest Three Passes Trek, and Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodges Trek, Lukla is the entry point. 

Lukla is a small town with a dramatic impact on locals and tourists alike that exists for just one reason: it's considered an essential destination for climbers attempting to reach Everest from the south side, that is Nepal side. 

Everest Base Camp

If you're climbing Mount Everest, you'll need to get to Base Camp. But what is it? Base camp is the location just above sea level on a mountain or steep hillside where climbers initially set up camp and from which they make preparations for higher ascents. It's one of the main stops in any individual’s trek on a Himalayan mountain.

In the Himalayas, you'll usually arrive at base camp after a long hike. There are no roads to base camp, so everything you'll need to live there is carried in by hand or STOL flights. As you may imagine, this is a pretty impressive feat of endurance and strength. The fact that everything you need for an entire season on the mountain must be carried by hand through difficult terrain is a testament to how seriously climbers take their sport or profession.

It typically takes between five and seven days to reach base camp, walking at a steady pace. There are several different routes up the mountain and different climbers will have their preferred way to get there. However, you should be prepared for some physical exertion.

At base camp, most climbers acclimatise to the altitude by sleeping for two or three nights and resting for the remainder of their time there.

This allows their bodies to adjust to the increasingly thin air and puts them in good stead for the harder and more challenging stages still to come. People who've been to Base Camp say that it's one of the most unique, scenic and amazing places they have ever seen. It's a place where dreams are made or shattered. A place where climbers come together to plan their ascent of the highest mountain in the world.

The trekking to Mount Everest base camp is also an incredible experience if you are not planning to take an incredibly strenuous feat to the summit of the mountain. The trek to the base camp allows you to explore a wide range of Himalayan vistas. It also enables you to explore the culture and lifestyle of Sherpas and the natural attractions of Sagarmatha National Park. Know about interesting facts about Everest and broaden the horizon of exploration before visiting Everest. 

Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park is a national park in the Nepalese Himalayas. It contains three main areas of conservation: Sagarmatha Forest, Sagarmatha National Park, and Khumbu Glacier. Sagarmatha National Park is home to Everest, also known as Chomolungma or Sagarmatha. This is the world's tallest mountain.

The Sagarmatha National Park is a remote yet beautiful area in Nepal that provides many unique opportunities for those who wish to visit. There are various cultural attractions and treks available at the park, such as trekking through the jungle, viewing wildlife areas, and Himalayan hiking trails.

While Sagarmatha National Park caters to both conservation and recreation, its most prized animals and natural attractions are the snow leopard, Panda the towering cliffs of Khumbu, and Mount Everest. It is also famed for its high altitude attributes and is known as a national park situated at the highest elevation in the world. 

The national park covers an area of 124,400 hectares in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. It was gazetted in 1976 as a national park area in an effort to conserve the biodiversity of the Khumbu region and the corresponding mountain atmosphere and faunal diversity. 

Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodges Trek Difficulty

The trek is famous for being a challenging hike and also demands an altitude of 3,600 meters or 11,800 feet. This trek will take between 2 to 3 weeks to complete as it follows the Nepali side of Mt Everest and covers about 120-170 Km in total. Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodges Trek is moderately difficult. It's not mandatory that a trekker needs to have prior experience but it’s important to be physically fit to endure the high-altitude challenges bestowed upon during the trek. 

Altitude sickness is one of the major concerns during the Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodges Trek. However, with proper acclimatization and care, the trek can be completed easily. To know about the difficulties of Everest Trek in detail, visit How difficult is Everest base camp trek

Everest is one of the most challenging and dangerous mountains in the world. Climbing Everest to its summit is considered a challenge for all mountaineers around the globe. Many people around the world climbed to the top of Everest. One of the great feats was accomplished by Sir Edmund Hillary, who was with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, who reached Everest on 29 May 1953. It is called 'The Roof of the World and this is also known as ‘The Third Pole’ by some experts. It is not an easy journey, but you need to beat it with all your heart and try some hard work to complete it last! Without long hours of preparation and training, You will be going nowhere near that summit if you have not tried this crazy adventure in the Himalayas. However, unlike summiting the glorious top, trekking is easy and convenient and takes less time to accomplish.

Best time to visit Everest Base Camp

If you're thinking of hiking the infamous Khumbu trail to Everest Base Camp, there are a few things you should know before deciding when to go. The most important thing is that the best time of year is September, October and November. These months offer perfect conditions, with dry weather and cooler temperatures at high altitudes. It's also less crowded during these months, with far more trekkers opting for March or April, leading to more difficult conditions with too many tourists on narrow trails. 

If you're thinking about taking the trek in December or January, the weather is unpredictable with the possibility of snow and trekkers usually stay in Base Camp, which can make it less fun. There are other reasons why you might want to go in Spring and Autumn though. For example, if you're interested in one of the mountains around Everest, chances are that they're not open during the summer months so you'll need to wait until then. In winter, there are dangers from frostbite and altitude sickness since temperatures can drop below freezing at night and reach highs of around 40 degrees Fahrenheit during the day during this time of year.

The primary reason why Spring and Autumn are the best time to go is because of the clear skies that make the views around Everest stunning. The mountain itself is covered in snow during these months, which makes it more photogenic than any other time of the year.

So, the best time to visit Everest base camp is during spring and autumn. September, October and November and March, April, and May are the best time to visit Everest. Trekking in these months is also favourable as it offers a pleasant experience. The sky is open, less cloudy, and visibility is high. Also, the temperature is moderate and most of the lodges and lodges are open and functional with good services during these months of the year. 

Luxury Lodges Trek to Everest

The Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodges Trek mostly deals with comfort during your nightstays and acclimatization while trekking to the base camp. There are luxury lodges in the mountains that provide a sort of luxury touch to the experience. However, the ultimate luxury of the mountains is in the remote beauty of it, so, you shouldn't expect the amenities that you get in the urban luxury hotels. However, the premium hotels on the Everest Base Camp trail provide amazing hospitality and a lavish experience during your trek.

The hotels we’ve provided are selected for the itinerary. However, if you want to upgrade or change hotels, it is possible to do so. Therefore, please tell us your desire and we shall arrange your plan without any delay. The extra cost incurred due to upgrades in hotels will be retained. Also, the change in hotels can be done. If it is of a similar category, no cost will be charged in the transfer of hotel property at the time of correspondence. 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu

The first day is the arrival in Nepal. Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport as of now, so, you will be arriving at the Airport and a representative from our company will be there to pick you up and assist you with the remaining process. 

Kathmandu is the capital and cultural city of Nepal. Beautiful architecture, medieval Durbar Squares and cultural shows around the streets are vibrant at their best. However, the hustle and bustle of this busy city are somewhat grisly, but if you truly want to explore the beauty of the mountains, the urban arrival is the cost.

duration 30 min.
ascent 1350 M
trip-accomodation Nepali Ghar
trip-meals N/A
transportation Car
Day 02

Trek Preparation, Heritage Sites Visit

Preparing for the trek and getting to know more about the complete trekking trails and guides is a very exciting part of the day. Our representative will brief you on your arrangements, including permits and other transportation facilities. If you have any questions about the trek and want to know more about the places around the region, this is the day you ask. 

If the trek preparation is completed on time and you are off the hook with your arrangements, we’ll take you to visit some heritage sites around the city. Kathmandu is full of cultural and traditional attributes. The hospitable people around the alleys and streets are also an interesting part to see. 

Highly influenced by Hindu and Buddhist cultural values, this city boasts incredible chariot festivals and various events. If you are lucky enough, you may get a chance to witness some chariot festivals ongoing around the paved alleys of the Basantpur and Asan area. Also, Kathmandu Durbar Square, nearby Thamel is one of the major attractions of the day. 

duration 4-5 Hours
ascent 1350 M
trip-accomodation Nepali Ghar
trip-meals B
transportation Car
Day 03

Flight to Lukla, Trek to Phakding

Lukla flight is one of the most scenic flights in the world and getting there is an adventure in itself. Lukla lies on the slope of mountains and has a very short runway, making it one of the most dangerous airports in the world. But for the greatest adventure of a lifetime, Lukla airport is indeed an interesting part of the journey. 

Lukla is situated at 2860 m. in a small elevated plain, with a runway of about 500 m. Though it is termed dangerous, it is not that risky to fly to Lukla. With about 50 flights operating each day in peak trekking season, Lukla is one of the highly admired places in the Khumbu region of Nepal. 

It takes about 30-40 minutes of flight time to reach Lukla from Kathmandu. After reaching Lukla, you will freshen up and prepare for the trek. Lukla is officially the trek starting point of Everest Base Camp. 

The trail has some paved paths, some muddy and rocky ways. Since you will be trekking mostly downhill, you won’t find it difficult to get yourself along. Also, the greenery around the trail is very astonishing. 

Alongside, the people and numerous small Sherpa settlements throughout the trail and interactions with the locals is interesting. You may also see the horses, donkeys and yaks carrying goods and supplies in this area. It is also a fascinating part of the Khumbu lifestyle in the remote settlement. 

The stopover for the day is Phakding village at an elevation of 2610 m/8562 feet. You will drop elevation this day. Since Phakding is at a lower elevation and Lukla is at a high altitude, you will lose about 250 metres. The downstream trek via the banks of Dudhkoshi, passing through different Sherpa settlements is very astonishing. You will be staying at a lodge in Phakding village. 

duration 5 Hours
duration 8 KM
ascent 2610 M
trip-accomodation Sherpa Shangrila Resort
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 04

Trek from Phakding to Namche

The trekking on this day is a very interesting one. Though it will be arduous with some uphill stair treks, you will get some beautiful views and insightful places along the trail. The scattered Sherpa settlement in different places throughout the trail is very attractive. You will be entering the Sagarmatha National Park, the highest protected area in the world on this day. A small check post is there. A cluster of trekkers can be seen hiking in the area. In the first half, you will trek to reach Monjo, where you will have a typical lunch while viewing the incredible mountain scenery. 

Hiking to Monjo is easier than the remaining part of the trek. After lunch at Monjo, you will be hiking towards Namche Bazaar. The rugged uphill walk from Monjo is strenuous and it starts to get difficult for some trekkers here. 

From Larchedovan, the uphill trek starts and it lasts for about 2-3 hours. Thrilling suspension bridges and the incredible scenery of rivers and valleys feel amazing. In the middle of the trail in the Larchedovan and Namche Bazaar segment, you will get the first glimpse of Mount Everest from Top Danda. 

You will reach Namche Bazaar after 5-6 hours of trekking from Phakding. The thrilling suspension bridges, large waterfall, incredible Namche Bazaar, and Herds of Yak around feel very Himalayan. This day will be a little more difficult than the previous one as you will be gaining an elevation of about 830 m. 

There are various lodges and lodges in Namche Bazaar. The cafes, hotels, restaurants and coffee shops, and Sherpas around provide a typical privilege after a difficult trek in the Everest region. You can explore some bars and souvenir shops in Namche. You will be staying in Namche Bazaar today. 

duration 5-6 Hours
duration 10 KM
ascent 3440 M
trip-accomodation Hotel Sherpaland
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 05

Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is the Sherpa Kingdom of Nepal. Authentic Sherpa settlement amidst the mountains is very interesting to explore. This day,  you will be acclimatizing in Namche. A few acclimatization walks in the hills of Namche is a very fascinating part of the day.

Early in the morning, you will walk uphill to reach Everest View Hotel. It takes about two hours to reach there. The beautiful sunrise and stunning Everest in the distance is celestial. Attractive landscapes and the incredible hospitality of Sherpas at this Amadablam viewpoint, also known as Everest View Point is a must-visit place during your stay at Namche. From the Everest View Hotel, you can witness Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kongte, Tabuche and many other neighbouring peaks. 

After exploring the Everest view hotel, you will hike towards Khumjung village, after which the Everest region is named Khumbu. You will have lunch at Khunde and return back towards Namche. 

On the way, you will explore the Sagarmatha National Park Information Centre. Here you can get some information about the flora and fauna found in the national park area. Also, you can get some insights into the culture and traditions of the local people. After exploring the Information centre, you can visit the Sherpa Museum, where you can see the pictures and artefacts and information on the historical evolution of the Sherpa people and their contributions to make the extreme mountain adventure accessible. There is a Namche Monastery near the Bazaar area where you can explore Buddhist cultural practices. In the evening, you can visit the Helipad area, which is just above the Namche bazaar area.

duration 3-4 Hours
duration 8 KM
ascent 3440 M
trip-accomodation Hotel Sherpaland
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 06

Trek from Namche to Debuche

After two incredible nights in Namche Bazaar, you will be trekking towards Debuche. You will begin trekking early in the morning from Namche Bazaar and ascend a stair trail. After 15-20 minutes of hiking from Namche Bazaar, you will reach a flat trail. Trekking here is comparatively easier than other parts. Trekking while exploring the majestic mountain panorama in the ridgeline of Namche Bazaar would fascinate every trekker. 

After two hours of hiking from Namche Bazaar, you will reach Kyanjuma. Till here the trek is common for Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trekkers. After this, the trail to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake separates. Throughout the trek, you will be witnessing mind-blowing views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Tham serpu, Amadablam and many other neighbouring peaks. 

The beautiful chortens and prayers flags hanging make a very spiritual ambience in the trail. From Kyajuma, you will trek downhill for about 45 minutes to reach Punki Tenga. This is the confluence of Imja Khola and Dudh Koshi river tributaries. The term ‘Tenga’ means confluence or junction in Sherpa language. So the place is named Punki Tenga. 

A little ahead, there is a check post of the Nepal Army where you will have to present your permits. After the check post, the uphill trek begins for about one and half hours to reach Tengboche Monastery. Tengboche is one of the most popular places for Everest Trekking and is popular for the monastery. It is also one of the biggest and oldest monasteries in the Khumbu region. From the back part of the Monastery, you can witness the incredible sunset and mountains. A little walk ahead of Tengboche, lies the Debuche. You will be staying in a Lodge in Debuche at night.

duration 5-6 Hours
duration 10 KM
ascent 3700 M
trip-accomodation Rivendell Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 07

Trek from Debuche to Dingboche

You will begin trekking from Debuche towards Dingboche. You will reach a suspension bridge from where a mild uphill climb for about one hour will begin. The trekking trail is not so difficult and demanding. And it is rewarding as you will be exploring the beautiful Sherpa villages while witnessing the incredible mountain vistas. 

Pangboche boasts a Buddhist monastery. It is also one of the biggest and oldest monasteries of the Khumbu region. The exhilarating climb from Pangboche after crossing a river will take you to a beautiful vantage point. From the vantage point, you can explore the majestic mountain panorama stretched in the northern fringe of the hill. The exotic Mount Amadablam is spectacular from the vantage point. 

After a gentle ascent of about 40 minutes, you will reach Dingboche. You will be staying in Dingboche for the night. You can explore the beautiful Sherpa village and mountain panorama from Dingboche. It is also the rest point for the peak climbers and trekkers in this area. There are a few hotels and lodges that offer accommodation facilities. 

This day can be arduous because of the elevation gain. You will be reaching at an altitude of 4410 m above sea level. Here the chances of getting altitude sickness are high. So, you need to stay hydrated and be cautious. You will be gaining an elevation of about 550 m. At night, you can explore the beautiful stellar sky and the mountains from Dingboche. 

Dingboche is also a place where the trek route to Everest Three Passes Trek splits. The trail continues towards Chhukung the next day you will cross Kongma La pass (5535 m.) and join Lobuche. 

duration 5-6 Hours
duration 10 KM
ascent 4410 M
trip-accomodation Hotel Tashi Delek
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 08

Acclimatization in Dingboche

As you will be getting at an elevation of 4940 m above sea level the next day, you need to acclimate yourself to the changing altitude. This is the acclimatization day. You will be hiking some hills in the Dingboche area and exploring the vantage points. This is also an excellent opportunity to witness some of the exotic mountains and valleys. 

You will be hiking to Nagarjuna Hill at an elevation of about 5100 m above sea level. From the top of the hill, you can see the mind blowing views of some Himalayas such as Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Kangtega (6685m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), and Ama Dablam (6856m). The excellent views of Pheriche village and some other Sherpa settlements can be seen during the hike. 

The acclimatization hike is an important part of the day. Although this is the rest day for you, to adapt to the rapidly changing altitude, you need to hike higher and stay at lower elevations. You will be reaching an altitude of about 5100 m but you will return to Dingboche at 4410 m. This will help you cope with Acute Mountain Sickness.

duration 4-5 Hours
duration 7 - 10 KM
ascent 4410 M
trip-accomodation Hotel Tashi Delek
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 09

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

After staying two days at Dingboche and exploring the beautiful Sherpa lifestyle and villages, you will begin a trek towards the wonderful Lobuche village. It lies at an elevation of 4950 m and is a wonderful place to visit as you will be exploring some iconic and tragic places along the trail. 

You will begin trekking early in the morning. After two hours of slow uphill trekking, you will reach Thukla. You may rest awhile at Thukla and begin an uphill trek again for about one hour to reach Dughla pass at 4830 m. 

From the top of Dughla Pass, you can see a memorial site nearby. The memorial park is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the mountain tragedies attempting to climb Mount Everest. Some people may find it interesting being the highest memorial in the world, but some people find it saddening to cross this pass in the Everest region. The memorial reminds every trekker of the painful mountain tragedies ever since the beginning of mountaineering in the 1950s. 

After exploring the Pass, you will ascend towards Lobuche. After a while, you will reach the glacial moraine of the Khumbu glacier. The spectacular views of Nuptse, Pumori, Lingten, Changatse and Lola mountains can be seen during the trek. From the Khumbu glacier, you can see Kalapathar in the distance. After walking for about one hour, you will reach a small settlement of Lobuche at 4940 m. The overnight stay will be in a lodge in Lobuche. 

duration 5-6 Hours
duration 8 KM
ascent 4940 M
trip-accomodation New EBC Guest House
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 10

Trek to EBC and return to Gorakshep

Early morning after breakfast at the lodge, you will begin your trekking of the day. This is the most fascinating day of the entire trek as you will be getting to the final destination, i.e. the base camp of Mount Everest. You will trek along the Khumbu glacier. The sedimentary rocks in the glacier make it difficult to trek in its rugged terrains, however, the mountain atmosphere and the zeal for getting to the base camp make it the most exciting part of the trek. 

At a distance of about 500 meters from the main trail along the Khumbu Glacier, you can see the Pyramid research center. It is a scientific research center located at 5,050 m/16,568 ft. If you want to explore this Pyramid-shaped International Research Center, you can get there. 

After a continuous uphill and downhill trek for about 2-3 hours, you will reach Gorakshep. Gorak Shep is the destination of the day. After having lunch at Gorak Shep, you will again continue your trek along the Khumbu Glacier. After a short hike of about 2 hours, you will reach the wonderful Everest Base Camp. Along the trail, you can see the people getting prepared for their summit climb in the northern fringe if you are trekking in the Autumn time. 

Although you cannot see Mount Everest from the base camp, getting to it is very heavenly. The beautiful camps, esteemed mountaineers, and chortens and prayer flags make the atmosphere very adventurous and spiritual.

You can click photos, visit nearby places, get to the information centre or just interact with the mountaineers and other trekkers at the base camp. You will return to Gorak Shep in the evening for your stay. Staying in the Everest Base Camp requires a special permit and it is very expensive to obtain. So, you will have to return to Gorak Shep for your night stay. 

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 11 KM
ascent 5164 M
trip-accomodation Himalayan Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 11

Trek from Gorak Shep to Pangboche via Pheriche

Early in the morning, you will hike to Kala Patthar at an elevation of 5,644.5 m/18,519 ft. It takes about 2 hours to hike to reach Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep. Kala Patthar is the best vantage point to witness Mount Everest and other mountains. The panoramic 360-degree views of the Himalayas in the Khumbu region are spectacular from this hill. 

Mount Everest starts to get visible after a hike of half an hour from Gorak Shep. Slowly the entire mountain atmosphere opens up from the top of the hill. It is also the best vantage point to witness some of the incredible mountains such as Mount Pumori, Amadablam, Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Nuptse, Lola, Changatse and many other neighbouring mountain peaks. 

From Lobuche, the trail to Gokyo Lakes Trek splits. If you are planning to trek Gokyo Lakes, this is the place you will switch to another trail. 

Kala Patthar is also the best place to see the mind-blowing sunrise. You wouldn’t want to miss the amazing sunrise and Everest in the close sight range. After spending some time in Kalapatthar, you will return to Gorakshep. It takes about 45 minutes of a steep downhill hike to reach. 

After reaching Gorakshep, the turnaround trek begins. You will trek towards Pheriche from Gorakshep. The downhill trek of 4-5 hours will take you to Pheriche and a further trek of about 3 hours will take you to Pangboche. The trek today is mostly downhill. You will start to feel better as you will be descending to the lower elevation this day. You will stay in Pangboche. 

duration 5-6 Hours
duration 17 KM
descent 3985 M
trip-accomodation Everest Summit Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 12

Trek from Pangboche to Namche

After breakfast in the early hours, you will prepare for the trek. On this day, you will be trekking towards the Namche bazaar from Pangboche. The part of this trek is easy and doable. In some places the walk is downhill but mostly you will be trekking on the mildly steep trail. So, it gets easier to trek to Namche from Pangboche. 

It takes about 6-7 hours of trekking to reach Namche Bazaar from Pangboche. Throughout the trail, you can see the beautiful Himalayas and Sherpa villages. The other trekkers trekking along the trail and the Sherpas walking with their livestock carrying supplies never fails to fascinate everyone. 

The traffic in the mountains was of pure adventure seekers. But the traffic in the city is of hustlers. The vibes of mountain traffic are amazing. There is an inspiration in it, and it is filled with esteem and stories. Carrying the incredible memories of Everest and Sherpas, you will reach Namche Bazaar. Again, back to the Sherpa Kingdom. You can have coffee, spend some remaining time in leisure and interact with the locals. 

duration 5-6 Hours
duration 13 KM
descent 3440 M
trip-accomodation Camp De Base
Day 13

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

This is the final day of trekking. Today, the trek is a little longer but not so difficult. After having breakfast at Namche Bazaar, you will trek towards Lukla. You will reach Jorsalle, Monjo and exit the checkpoint to reach Lukla. 

You will exit from the Sagarmatha National Park on this day. Some uphill and downhill hikes, some rocky and some stairs trek take you to the beautiful Lukla. You will begin to see the incredible greenery in the mountains this day as you will be getting back to the lower elevations. 

After exploring the mind-blowing Mount Everest and gathering the experiences of a lifetime, you will reach Lukla. You will stay in Lukla for the night and explore the nearby coffee shops, bars and clubs in the evening. 

duration 8-10 Hours
duration 18 KM
descent 2860 M
trip-accomodation Lukla Airport Resort
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 14

Fly back to Kathmandu

On this day, you will return back to the Kathmandu valley. A returning flight from Lukla will take you back to Kathmandu. You will reach Kathmandu in the daytime. In the evening, you can explore the nightlife in Kathmandu or try some Nepalese food. Our representative will meet you again to congratulate you on your incredible endeavors. 

duration 30 min.
descent 1350 M
trip-accomodation Nepali Ghar
trip-meals B
transportation Flight and Drive
Day 15

Leisure in Kathmandu

You will have full leisure in Kathmandu. If you are interested in a short nearby trip, you can visit Chandragiri hilltop by cable car. From there you can see the landscape view of the Kathmandu valley, the Himalayas in the north, and the hills around. As an alternate option, you can travel to try beloved street foods of Nepal such as Mo: mo and other authentic cultural food as well.

ascent 1350 M
trip-accomodation Nepali Ghar
trip-meals B,D
Day 16

Departure

This will officially be the end of Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodges Trek. Looking after your departing time, we’ll escort you to the Airport for your flight transfer. You will depart to your destination with a lot of fun and adventure-filled memories and photographs that speak. 

trip-meals B

Trip Guide

The given information about the Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodges Trek is in-depth, feel free to contact us 24/7 for any kind of assistance. We will be available on WhatsApp to assist you instantly. You can write an email if this trip doesn't fit your vacation schedule and requirements. We aim to offer the best possible travel experience to the customers. Depending on the needs of the visitors and the group size, we customize each vacation package. We will put together a bespoke itinerary just for your private group.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who lives in the Everest region?

    The Everest region is mostly inhabited by the Sherpa people. They are the major residents and mountain guides of the Everest region. The ethnic tribe is also a major role player in the expedition and mountaineering activities. 

  • How difficult is Everest base camp trek?

    Everest Base Camp trek is a moderately difficult trek in Nepal. The trekking to the Everest Base Camp is admired as it is one of the most iconic and fascinating trails in the world. Having good stamina and physical fitness helps a lot during trekking. However, it’s not mandatory that you have prior trekking experience. 

  • Is the Everest base camp trek worth it?

    Yes, it is one of the most beautiful treks in the world. It takes you to the base of the highest point on earth. It is the ultimate destination for many mountaineers and trekking enthusiasts. It has been admired for its jaw-dropping beauty, cultural attractions and natural sceneries. 

  • Are showers and washing facilities available on EBC Trail?

    Yes, but it may incur extra charges. Since it is in a remote region, arrangements are pretty hard. So, the expenses are understandable. 

Services Includes

  • All arrival and departure at Kathmandu airport as mentioned.
  • Flight transfer between Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 3 star deluxe hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Luxury Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Daily breakfast throughout the trip.
  • Lunch and Dinner from trek start day to trek end day.
  • All necessary paperwork. (Required Permits)
  • An experienced and English/Hindi speaking licensed trekking guide.
  • Guide’s salary, food, accommodation and allowances.
  • Duffle bags to carry goods and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Farewell Nepali dinner on your last night in Kathmandu.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by the traveller's
  • insurance company. (Insurance is highly recommended)

Services Excludes

  • Personal expenses.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee if there is Kathmandu sightseeing and additional stay.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • International flight ticket.
  • Travel health insurance. (highly recommended)
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Hot water, shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the including section.
  • Porter during the trek. (a porter can carry around 20/22 KG of baggage)

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