Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek (information)

Everest Base Camp Trek, the most classical trekking trail in Nepal, can it really be a luxury trekking? What makes normal Everest Base Camp trek a luxury trek? May be some of the common questions that flicker in your mind before deciding for Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek.

Important Facts about Everest Base Camp Trek

Location: Khumbu region of Nepal

Level of difficulty:  Moderate to challenging

Mode of transportation: Private vehicle and a short flight

Starting from: Lukla

Ending at : Lukla

Highest elevation: 5545m, Kalapatthar

Trail passes through: Sagarmatha National Park

Mode of accommodation: Teahouse, local lodges

Food Items: Local foods like Dal Bhat, breads and egg items, thukpa, noodles etc.

Major towns: Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorekhshep

Best time of the year:  Autumn (Sep- Nov) and Spring ( April-June)

Everest Base Camp Trek, a world class adventure trekking in the lap of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain summit in the world, has successfully luring thousands of trekkers since legendary climbers: Edmund Hillary and Tenjing Norgay Sherpa did scale Mt. Everest for the first time in 1953. They used the trail from Jiri – Everest Base Camp. But these days, majority of the trekkers choose to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Everest Base Camp via Namche and Tengboche.

What significant changes have been made in Everest region for the comforts and luxury of trekkers?

In the very beginning, there were no modern and luxury lodges, hotels and restaurants on Everest Base Camp Trekking Trail. Slowly, the flow of tourist rose year by year and recently there are modern lodges and hotels on Everest Base Camp Trekking trail. In fact, the local lodges have been transformed into modern luxury hotels and lodges which is one of the significant change in accommodation for Everest Base Camp Trek.

Moreover, during the peak season ( Autumn) Sep-Nov, the trail and the lodges are terribly crowded. As a result, trekkers had to sleep in the dining and sometimes in the dormitory. But, nowadays, the construction of luxury lodges and hotels has made Everest Base Camp Trek a luxury trekking in Nepal.

The demands and the interests of the people have changed as the time changed. To supply new interest and demands of the trekkers in Khumbu region, the local government and the central government has made several changes to let the trekkers’ experiences luxury during Everest Base Camp Trek.

So, in few recent years, trekkers prefer Luxury Everest Base Camp trek to normal Everest Base Camp Trek. The world Luxury has been so lovely and common to majority of trekkers who come to Nepal and experience holy Himalayas.

Yes, Definitely, Everest Base Camp Trek, now, can be Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek.

Now, let’s see how Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is distinctive from normal Everest Base Camp Trek?

  •  Professional trekking guide and porter
  • A spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • 5 star Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Best Standard quality accommodation in Lukla, Phakding, Monjo, Namche, Tengboche, Lobuche and Gorekhshep
  • Foods of your choice
  • A prompt and reliable service guaranteeing safety and luxury for the whole trip
  • Pick up and drop off by luxury private vehicle
  • Stand by rescue
  • A sound preparation with required equipment including first aid
  • Trip briefing by trekking leader every day
  • Best possible information about mountain peaks, people and local culture

 

Note: If you choose Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Base Camp to Lukla, your Everest Base Camp Trek will of course be more luxurious and convenient. If you prefer to fly from Everest Base Camp to Lukla, you can skip the same tiring trekking trail all the way back to Lukla via Tengboche and Namche.

Of course, another question arises in your mind that is ‘how much is the cost for Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek or simply what the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek Cost is?

It is true that the upgrade in transportation, foods, service and accommodation contribute to the rise in cost of a particular trekking trip. Exactly the same happens for Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek. The basic Everest Base Camp Trek cost is 1150 USD. But the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek cost will more than double to this price which is 2950USD. If you choose Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Base Camp to Lukla, the cost will be 3950 USD.

Note: Only professional and responsible trekking agency can operate Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek. So, do not run after to all who promise you to offer Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek. They may cheat you or may be fraud and finally lead to Heli Scam which was a burning issue few months not only in Nepal but also in global media. 

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 01:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,804 m/9,199 ft) & Trek to Manjo (2825 /9186 ft): 30 min flight/3-4 hour trek

Day 02: Trek from Manjo to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 Hours trek

Day 03:Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

Day 04:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Pangboche: 5- 6 Hours trek

Day 05:Trek from Pangboche to Dingboche: 5-6 Hours trek

Day 06:Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung: 2-3 Hours trek

Day 07:Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche: 4-5 Hours trek

Day 08:Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/ 17,594 ft): 6- 7 hours trek

Day09:1Early in the morning hike to Kalapatthar (5,555 m/18,225 ft) & Trek Down to Pheriche (4288 m/14070 ft): 6-7 Hours trek

Day 10:Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar: 6-7 Hours trek

Day 11:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 5-6 Hours trek

Day 12:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu: 30 Min Flight

Preparations

Everest Base Camp Trek is graded as moderate to challenging trek in Nepal. So, we need to prepare accordingly. There some important preparations to be done prior to the trekking.

  • Check the weather forecast
  • Pack up the right and reliable trekking gear
  • Book your trip with reliable trekking company
  • Accompany with professional guide and porter
  • Carry some light snacks
  • Sleeping bag and a warm down jacket is mandatory
  • Carry some basic medicine and also some special medicine if you have any health issues
  • Go and get your health checked up and listen to the doctor
  • Bring battery backup and buy data pack so that you can connect your family during the trip

Experiences and Skills

Everest Base Camp trek elevation ranges from 1300 to 5545m. We are going above 5000m but we are not going to encounter with any technical trails in Everest Base Camp Trek.  So, those who have basic skills of trekking or hiking can do Everest Base Camp Trek. No technical skills of climbing is required for it.  However, we suggest doing some regular exercises, jogging, short hiking or trekking prior to Everest Base Camp Trek to enhance your stamina.

If you are a luxury seeker, don not ofrget to ask your travel partner Is it Luxury before you book your Everest Base Camp Trek. 

By: Kirsna Thapa

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