Can you imagine the moment when you step 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 in Nepal. 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 arrive at 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 monstery 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 Gorekhshep. 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.
You will be using normal teahouse accommodation during the trekking days in the mountain. 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 farewell cultural dinner 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. 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. Overnight in Kathmandu.
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 meet your other trekking crew members and begin packing and arranging with them. From Lukla, you 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, you then gradually descend until you reach Phakding and spend the night. Overnight at Lukla.
Walking through a beautiful pine forest, you follow the trail north up the valley of Benkar. Then, you cross the Dudh Koshi River and go on passing Chumoa to Monjo, the entrance to Everest National Park. Then crossing a suspension bridge, you pass Jorsale village and walk alongside 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 at Namche.
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, you trek to Khumjung village (12401 ft)-a beautiful village with a Sherpa settlement. In exploring Namche Bazar, you observe traditional Sherpa life, Khumjung Hillary School and enjoy the flora and fauna found at such altitude. Overnight at Namche.
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, you enjoy the views of mountain tops like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. Upon reaching Tengboche, you will visit the Tengboche Monastery-the largest monastery in the region and soak in the views of Everest, Ama Dablam and other peaks. Overnight at Tengboche.
You descent and 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 you 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 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 spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization. You take day hikes to either Nagarjun Hill or Chukkhung Valley for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache and Ama Dablam. Overnight at Dingboche.
You start the day with a gradual climb to Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu. From here, you climb up a steep trail to Chupki Lhara, where you 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, you 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 follow the valley to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.
You take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, you come across the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence, it is important that you follow your lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to the thin air in the high altitude. You pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, you 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 get back to Gorak Shep for a good night's rest. Overnight at Gorak Shep.
You 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 get to see 360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. You take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Lobuche for a good night's rest. Overnight at Pheriche.
As you 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 also pass winding trails, then through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
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 stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight at 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. Your guides can help you with both souvenir shopping. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of your journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to 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.
A Wonderful trek, very well organized by Ram and Luxury Holidays Nepal. Our guide was very co-operative and friendly. Thank you to all for making our trek so memorable and entertaining. I would highly recommend Luxury Holidays Nepal to the people who are planning to go Nepal. I am sure you wiil truly enjoy your holiday trip with the local and professional team of Luxury Holidays Nepal Pvt. Ltd.
We trekked to Everest Base Camp with Luxury Holidays Nepal in last November, flying back from Lukla. We've done this several times before but this time it was a private trip and it was one of the best treks. Our guide Bikash Bhandari, was first rate and had an excellent command of English and out porters Ramesh and Hari were also extremely good. Accommodation in the lodges was also very good. We can also warmly recommend the Gokarna Forest Resort in Kathmandu, a real home from home. Well done LHN teams, we would be happy to travel with your company again. Good luck entire team and hope to see you again in Nepal.Published: Friday, November 9, 2018
I would like to start by saying that this is one of the most beautiful and mesmerizing place I have ever visited. The whole trekking has left our group surprised! It's not just the mountains but also the Nepalese people there are so friendly and kind.
The person to whom we have to give credit to for making this such a wonderful trekking experience is Bikash Bhandari of Luxury Holidays Nepal. He truly is a lovely guide, he does not only know where to take you to get the best views, and he is also a person who is able to make you feel right at home in this wonderful place!
If we decide to go back Luxury Holidays Nepal will be on top of my list to contact because they offer many trips as well. Highly recommended!
We had the opportunity to experience Everest trekking in the Himalayan region, all the way to base camp. Our journey was of 15 days almost everything included with the trek from Luxury Holidays Nepal. The most memorable trip ever had and most amazing experience. A special thanks to our guide Ram and our lovely porters!!!
Highly recommended and all the best to your team in the future!! Hope to see you soon.
We (a couple from Australia) did the Everest base camp trek in late November- beginning of December 2016. It was great! November is the last month of trekking season, but we still had really nice weather and nice days in the mountains. We flew into Lukla and hiked for a total of 13 days. On our way down we walked to Khumjuung and visited Khunde, which we really liked and recommend. We used the guide book “Trekking the Everest Region” by Jamie McGuiness, and we really enjoyed to read it during the evenings.
Our trip was organized by Mr. Bikash Bhandari and his “Luxury Holidays Nepal” www.luxuryholidaynepal.com. For approximately 1800 USD per person he met us at the airport, arranged and paid for our room at Gokarna Forest Resort. The price also included the plane ticket Katmandu – Lukla –Katmandu, a very nice and experienced guide and a porter. During the trek, our breakfast and accommodation was also included. We recommend using Bikash and LHN Company, they met all our expectations and we are very happy with our trip.
My husband and I have just completed the Everest Base Camp trek and cannot recommend Luxury holidays Nepal enough. They were very accommodating to our needs and communication before, during and after was always prompt and efficient. Our highly professional guide Sonam Sherpa could not have done more to ensure our comfort, safety and wellbeing. His knowledge of the mountains, heights and history was impressive. As well, he bought to our attention wildlife including musk deer, mountain goat and Tibetan peacock, which we were excited to see. On the same day as reaching Everest Base Camp, my husband and Sonam also reached the peak of Kalapathar, which they summited in 1hr (very happy husband!).
Ramesh you are a powerhouse, thank you for carrying our gear and always smiling! We miss your smile already!
Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal, Sonam Sherpa and Ramesh for assisting us in achieving our goal. We greatly appreciate it.
Visited May 2016Published: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Could not fault this company! Very professional all round. Quick to respond to any email queries before the trek. Our guides were more than just guides they were waiters, porters, medics, mountain encyclopedias and friends!! 2 of our group got altitude sickness and the company handled this situation expertly, arranging for their return to Kathmandu with no further impact to the rest of the trekkers. I would recommend this company to anybody wishing to successfully reach EBC with any level of experience. I will be using them again when I return to Nepal.
Visited March 2016Published: Saturday, March 5, 2016
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 on 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.
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 3 stars hotels in Kathmandu and standard Lodge throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. 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). If you want the luxury accommodation of 4/5 star in Kathmandu then contact us for cost detail.
Food on the way (Journey):
Your meals aren't comprised in our price. Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trail in the local lodge. But breakfast is included in your packages. The lunches and dinners are not included in Kathmandu and in Trekking days, which cost from USD 3 to USD 7 depending on meal items and restaurant category.
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 is 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 traveling 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 or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.
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 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 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 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 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 the 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 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.