Can you imagine the moment when you put your footstep at Everest Base Camp (5,364m), the world’s highest base camp, and capturing unbelievable mountain panorama including Mt. Everest (8848m), the top of the world? Undoubtedly, the moment will be once for the lifetime. Besides Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Cho Oyu, Pumori and other alluring summits are magnificent to witness from Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar ( 5545m).
Everest Base Camp trek is first-grade Trekking trail not only in Nepal but reknown in the world. Trekking to the lap of giant mountain peaks, experiencing beautiful towns, exploring holy sites, visiting friendly Sherpas and getting touch with their culture and having an insight of diverse species of flora and fauna in Sagarmatha National Park will be as astounding experience during your Everest Base Camp Trek.
You will start your Everest Base Camp trek by taking a short and scenic from Kathmandu into Lukla and head to Phakding with your equipped crew. Afterward, you will begin to experience serenity and wilderness in Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The adventure seekers and keen photographers find EBC Trek a fabulous.
Next, you will ascend to Namche, the most popular tourist and trade hub in the Khumbu region. The traditional Tibetan market, Sherpa cultural museum, Hotel Everest View and the cuisines at modern hotels and restaurants will make you delighted at Namche Bazar. Your walk to Tengboche offers an opportunity to explore holy and the only monastery in Tengboche, Tengboche Monastery. The serenity around Tengboche monstery will be an absolute refreshment for you to heal the pains of the walk. Then you will head to Periche or Dingboche and bypassing via Lobuche, you will arrive at Gorakshep. You climb Kalapatthar early in the morning and view stunning sunrise and snow-fed summits include Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Cho Oyu, Pumori and other incredible summits close by. Your further trek to Everest Base Camp offers you an opportunity to capture more mesmerizing views of mountain panorama and mighty glaciers and avalanches.
On backtracking, you will follow the same trail all the way back to Lukla and again take a short flight to Kathmandu to end your Everest Base Camp Trek. Or optionally, you can fly by helicopter from Kalapatthar for which you need to pay extra.
You will be using normal teahouse accommodation during the trekking days in the mountain. We enjoy 5-star luxury accommodation in Kathmandu. During peak season ( Autumn- Sep-Nov) the teahouses and the trail are crowded. since Autumn is the best season or best time of the year to trek to Everest Base Camp. However, Luxury Holidays Nepal's experienced and professional team is always there to ensure your safety and luxury all around the year. We offer 5-star farewell dinner with a half an hour massage at the end of the trip. If you want some other options for Everest Base Camp Trek, you can also go with these pakcage for the Everest Experience as Short Everest Base Camp trek by helicopter and Luxury Everest Base Camp trek.
Along the journey, you will relish the wonderful trek, support the local economy, explore your hidden strengths and make both friends and memories that will last a lifetime.
After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the pre-trip meeting, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Luxury Holidays Nepal. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for your sightseeing tour. You will visit the following sites.
Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site):
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site):
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Nepal. It is located on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site):
Patan Durbar Square - located in central of city Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts.
The rest of your time is free for further exploration and some shopping nearby your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
During the 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (9,186ft), you will enjoy one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating on a hillside surrounded by high mountainous peaks. At Lukla, a gateway destination from where your trek begins, you will meet your other trekking crew members and begin packing and arranging with them. From Lukla start trekking. At one hour’s gradual descent, you will be at a Cheplung village from where you have a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila (18900 ft), a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From Cheplung gradually descend until you reach Phakding and spend the night. Overnight at Hotel.
Walking through a beautiful pine forest, follow the trail north up the valley of Benkar. Then, cross the Dudh Koshi River and go on passing Chumoa to Monjo, the entrance to Everest National Park. Then crossing a suspension bridge, pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. A steep ascent brings you to the prime heartland of Sherpa village - Namche Bazaar. At one hour’s distance to reaching Namche Bazaar, if the weather permits, you can view the sights of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
There are plenty of things to do around Namche Bazaar, and you can spend a day here acclimatizing. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. Your guides can take to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. Hiking to Sagarmatha National Park rewards trekkers with a sunrise view and the views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. If you are interested in a day hike, trek to Khumjung village (12401 ft)-a beautiful village with a Sherpa settlement. In exploring Namche Bazar, observe traditional Sherpa life, Khumjung Hillary School and enjoy the flora and fauna found at such altitude. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
This segment of the trek includes the famous descent to the Dudh-Koshi River and the equally famous ascent along the rhododendron forests to Tengboche. While descending to the Dudh Kish River, enjoy the views of mountain tops like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. Upon reaching Tengboche, visit the Tengboche monastery-the largest monastery in the region and soak in the views of Everest, Ama Dablam and other peaks. Overnight in Tengboche.
After breakfast start trek through forests filled with a variety of lush trees – birch, conifers and rhododendrons. This journey again rewards with tremendous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The picturesque trail dips down to Devuche, crosses the Imja River and takes to Pangboche. The upper Pangboche trails reward with a more pristine view of the Himalayas and the Pangboche Monastery. The trek moves ahead towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and ultimately begins climbing up to Dingboche. At Dingboche, you will see a beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Overnight at Dingboche.
Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam or Imja Tse. The village is beautiful with an array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals. You will spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization, take day hikes to either Nagarjun Hill or Chukkhung Valley for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache and Ama Dablam.
After breakfast start the day with a gradual climb to Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu. From here, you will climb up a steep trail to Chupki Lhara, where you will find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. Next, continue to the Khumbu moraine and find ourselves facing several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. The trail then eases off as you will follow the valley to Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.
You will take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, across the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence, it is important that to follow your lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to the thin air in the high altitude. You will pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, you will see the tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains you can view from the base camp. You will get back to Gorak Shep for a good night's rest. Overnight in Gorak Shep.
Prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that you will get to see 360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. You will take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Lobuche for a good night's rest. Overnight in Lobuche.
As you will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the prayer-flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, your trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through pine forests. In the forest, you may come across colorful pheasants and mountain goats. The path eventually reaches Sansa from where you can enjoy views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. You will also pass winding trails, then through a forest before reaching.
The trail descends steeply downward so you need to walk cautiously as your shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After your arrival in Lukla, you will stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla.
Catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after your long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, you can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If you want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, you may do that day. Your guides can help you with both souvenir shopping. There will be a dinner and half hour massage in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of your journey. Overnight at 5 star hotel.
Half hour massage Included
Morning breakfast. After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time.
After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.
We had the trip of a lifetime walking from Lukla to Everest Base Camp and back and want to say a huge thank you to Himalayan Social Journey and our guides Deepak Shrestha and Krishna for making it as easy as possible and truly memorable. We didn't encounter a hitch from being picked up at the airport, cruised around the sights of Kathmandu, sheprded on the first plane in and out of Lukla and guided with great care all the way through the 12 day trek in the Himalayas. Deepak is an energetic, kind and caring guide and Ganesh shared great stories about life in Nepal. I recommend them to anyone wanting a guided trek through the Himalayas.Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
I enjoyed my trip to Nepal last month. I did Breath Taking Everest base Camp trek with Luxury Holidays Nepal. Kathmandu is great place to roam around withs lots of temple and stupas. We stayed in Gokarna forest resort in Kathmandu for 3 nights. For me, Nepal experience is completely different: the culture, the people, from where I live. The team of expert and very nice service from LHN made my trip memorable. Our trek leader to Base camp was energentic and friendly; always there to help us. I would highly recommend this company to give you a fantastic taste of Nepal and they manage every activities efficiently.
Thank you so much to MD Shishir, and guides, porters and office staff who assisst in complete this wonderful journey. My one recommendation to all the travellers from southern hemisphere a trekking to EBC for first time, then it would be not good to travel in winter. Environment is too severe. And its best to travel in group to Base Camp.
Thank you !!Published: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 5 star hotels in Kathmandu and standard Teahouse/Lodge throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. Some rooms have the electric lighting system and every teahouse/lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. We will provide you and your group at the lodge which is locally available every day (In some places rooms cannot be booked in advance). Accommodation in 5 stars hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Yak and Yeti or Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee).
The Everest base camp trip is a fairly challenging journey. It is moderately long trekking which goes into the country's most elevated Mountain. So travelers require more energy and the trip is actually tiring which includes 5-8 hrs. (approx.) of walking per day in the rocky edges. It doesn't require previous experience, but you must be physically healthy and better if you do regular exercise. If you love walking at high altitude, then this trip is for you.
Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private luxury vehicle for airport transferal, sightseeing tour and flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage are carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag which will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 15kg and for more weight you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.
Group Leader during the journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained travelling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.
Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival. If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card, a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made.
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa or $40 USD for a 30 days visa. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy. (Nepal Visa Info)
Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
For more details: (See the international flights page)
When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel.
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at firstname.lastname@example.org
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.
Currencies are accepted in Nepal:
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both VISA and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
We advise you to visit your doctor at least 60 days earlier before beginning your journey to Everest Base Camp. Altitude sickness (AMS) is the main health issue. You may feel mild altitude sickness like nausea, lethargy, and headache but they will get less in a couple of days or. To be protected from (AMS) you can take Diamox pills or you can consult the doctor and use medicine as referred and purchase them from Kathmandu. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for (AMS) and other basic medicine, but we suggest you to carry your own medicine. We recommend you to take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact email@example.com to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India, Bhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Annapurna trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.
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1. Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have extra days then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Luxury Holidays Nepal upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.
In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund, if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transportation, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
2. During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.