The stunning 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla takes you to the gateway of the Everest region. You will explore the abundance of diverse flora and fauna in the surrounding of Lukla and Namche. The Tengboche Monastery gives visitors an up-close view of the incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. In addition, you will be taken to observe prayer ceremonies. Traverse the friendly Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries, the plain of Gorakshep and the broad summit of Mt. Kalapatthar, the most accessible point to ogle Mt. Everest from the base. The view from Kalapatthar includes a 360-degree panorama of the surrounding mountain peaks. Revel in the spectacular views of Mt. Everest - the roof of the world - as well as other mighty Himalayan summits like Lhotse, Nutpse, Amadablam, and Thamsherku to name a few, while walking on the Khumbu Glacier. The Everest Base Camp trip gives you a glimpse into the life of the "mountain people" living in the heart of the Himalayas. Embark on the Everest Base Camp journey for one of the most memorable treks you will ever encounter.
Luxury Holidays Nepal has created this trip to meet and exceed customer satisfaction in luxury, quality and experience. The lodging choices along the route are designed to entail the best the country has to offer. Luxury Holidays have mixed together the highest standard accommodations with local flavor guaranteeing our guests sleep soundly in the most comfortable environment available. This luxurious trip comprises of 3 nights stay in a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu and 11 nights stay in the best lodge along the trek. Your hard days of trekking will be perfectly complemented by a comfortable and memorable stay.
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.
An early morning start takes you to Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 30-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2,804 m/9,199 ft. On arrival at the airport guide will brief you and introduce your porters before your trek begins towards Manjo.
After landing, you will explore the village while Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then, trek begins by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where you join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m/8,900 ft). The walking is easy. After passing through the small village of Ghat, it is a short walk to Phakding and then to Manjo.
You will continue trek along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar known as the Gateway to Everest, which is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange, internet cafe and a bakery. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail.
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.
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. The trek will end at an altitude of 3,930m / 12,893ft. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Inside, the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. From Tengboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche village.
The trek continues, leading to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Take rests sometime so you avoid getting affected by the altitude.
On this day you can enjoy another day for acclimatization. You will have a trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley to get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall.
The trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. Continue to climb as you are heading to the altitude of 4,910m / 16,018ft at Lobuche, which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise due to the altitude.
Note: None of the lodges in this village has attached-bathroom facility. We will keep you at the best available lodge.
This is the big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365m / 17,601ft. , the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. Return back to Gorak Shep for the night.
Note: None of the lodges in this village has attached-bathroom facility. We will keep you at the best available lodge.
The day will be another big and rewarding day of the trek. Most of the morning on this day is spent climbing Mt. Kalapatthar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5555m / 18,225ft. The ascent is demanding, but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29,028 ft, 8848 meters, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. You make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters, then trek down to Pheriche village.
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.
Finally, back to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town.
You 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.
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At first I was a little hesitant that I had booked the trip with an unknown overseas company but I should not have worried, from the beginning it was so easy to arrange and liase with the LHN people via email.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu we were greeted by our driver outside the airport (what a drive) and taken to a great little hotel in Thamel where we met Shishir and our fellow trekkers! I was so nervous and culture shocked but everybody there made it so easy for us, especially our great trek guide, who I still keep in contact with today, and our porters.
I couldn't fault my experience. All lodges were of the greatest quality and I would definitely go with Luxury Holidays Nepal again, to do the exact same trek. Once isn't enough.
Visited September 2016
I went solo and joined a group trek to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. Luxury Holidays Nepal did an amazing job making sure that we were well prepared for the trip and our lead guide, Phurba, was hilarious as well as incredibly knowledgeable about the mountains, villages, and more importantly, the best ways to get us up/down from altitude safely. We were incredibly blessed with great weather during the off season, and had an absolutely beautiful trekking experience.
Visited August 2016
Luxury Holidays Nepal will provide you 5 star hotels in Kathmandu and highest available standard Lodges and Guesthouses accommodation during the trek. (We provide accommodation at Yeti Mountain Home, Everest Summit Lodge and Hotel Namche with attached toilet bathroom facilities. In two villages Lobuche and Gorakshep, none of the lodges have attached toilets and bathrooms. In these locations, we will keep you at the best available lodges.) in twin/double sharing bed basis.
Food on the way (Journey):
Your breakfast included in Kathmandu and all meals during trekking. Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trail in the local lodge.
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.
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).
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 the 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 email@example.com
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 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(As you will reach up to 5600meter). (See the travel insurance page)
Trip Extensions/Add on trips:
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can organize your further trip to neighboring countries and other trekking and amazing places of Nepal.
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 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.