Trekking to the Everest Base Camp (EBC) is the pinnacle of trekking in Nepal. The amazing experience of walking along the historical trail is beyond the worldly experience.
So, you want that amazing experience, but can't spend a night without proper amenities? Don't worry, your dream for an elegant trek can become a reality!
Choose the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
for this experience. This luxurious trek does not compromise with your higher-end needs. 5-star hotels, marvelous amenities, splendid hospitality - if you need it, you name it!
This trek is sure to be one of the best moments in your life. You get to visit the Sherpa villages. The culture and hospitality of the Sherpas is a delight. As you venture towards your destination, you will see one of the finest views of the Himalayas.
And the best part? The trek covers the best accommodation facilities and your high-standard necessities. You get to witness the loving hospitality of the Sherpa communities. The delicious cuisines will leave you licking your fingers. The comfy beds and warm rooms are a treat during the trek.
Major Highlights of the EBC Luxury Trek
You take off from Kathmandu on an adventurous ride to Lukla Airport. This is a delightful 30-40 minutes flight with glistering mountain views.
Namche Bazar is a beautiful city in the heart of the Himalayas. The city is vibrant, with colorful markets to amazing people. Once there, you can explore the cultural richness of the Sherpa community.
You want to know the best part? They have Starbucks at Namche!
You will stay at lavish 5-star hotels at Namche. You get to try the authentic foods of Nepal like Dal, Bhat. Or, you can also choose from different cuisine that these hotels offer.
This luxury trek takes you to the Tengboche village. It is the oldest Sherpa village in the Khumbu region. The village is home to the Tengboche monastery. It is the oldest and the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. Here, you will get a chance to witness the ancient Buddhist culture at its finest.
You will take rest and acclimatize at the Dingboche village. From here, you get an amazing view of the mountains. You get close with some of the world's highest peaks- Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho Yu. The village is like a re-energizing spot for trekkers.
Hike to Kala Patthar
Kala Patthar is the highest place throughout the trek. At a staggering 5,643 meters, it is the vantage point for the majestic views of the Himalayas. You get the finest sunrise views from Kala Patthar, so it is best to reach there early in the morning.
Other Highlights of the EBC luxury Trek
- Visit the ethnic Sherpa villages and come close to their traditions and culture
- Stay at luxurious hotels in Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest
- Trek through the diverse landscapes in Sagarmatha National Park
- Observe the immense glacier of Khumbu
- Appreciate the panoramic views of the great Himalayan range
- Rest in the finest lodges and teahouses throughout your trek
- Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight back from Kala Patthar to Kathmandu
What is the Best Time for the EBC Luxury Trek?
We recommend trying the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek during the Spring or Autumn seasons. These times of the year have the best weather patterns and temperatures for trekking.
There is little to no chances of sudden climatic changes. So, you can enjoy the dazzling Himalayan views without any rain disturbances. These are also the best time for helicopter flight back from Kala Patthar.
Here are the details about the weather and temperatures of EBC in these peak seasons.
Spring brings colors to Nepal after the colder months of winter. The Everest region starts to show it's colorful side during Spring. The landscapes start to become greener and flowers begin to bloom.
The temperature is mild and calm. The average daytime temperature is about 12-16° C. These temperatures get up to 20° C as the weeks pass by. While the nights are colder with temperatures between -8° C to - 3° C. There is little to no chance of rainfall during spring.
Autumn is a popular trekking season in Nepal. The weather becomes pleasant, no sudden climatic changes occur. You witness the best Himalayan views during this season. The skies stay clear, and the mountain range shines.
The days reach up to 20° C while the nights can get down to -7° C. The days get colder as the months pass by.
Accommodation & Food during EBC Luxury Trek
In the luxury trek, you will rest at the finest hotels and lodges of Nepal. In Kathmandu, you stay at 5-star hotels that have the best reviews. You can select from a wide palette of cuisines. They serve traditional foods to international dishes.
In Namche Bazaar, the accommodation facilities are lavish 5-star hotels during the luxury trek. They provide all your fancy requirements and the hospitality is divine.
You can also choose from the amazing cafes, bakeries, and restaurants that serve one of the best foods out there.
Along the trekking trail, you will stay in the best teahouses and lodges of the area. They have amenities like cozy beds, warm rooms, hot water, the list goes on and on. And the food there is just mouth-watering! The hot, delicious servings of traditional Sherpa dishes will fill you up for the adventure ahead.
Although you will find the best rooms for night stay, you may feel the blankets insufficient in cold nights. For such a situation, you need to carry along the best sleeping bag with perfect temperature ratings
to keep you warm and cozy.
Essential Packing List for the EBC Luxury Trek
You should always pack appropriate stuff rather than carrying too much. During the trek, there are a few things that you should always be carrying:
- Trekking shirt, pants, breathable underwears
- Warm jackets and trousers (windproof and waterproof)
- Multiple clothes for layering.
- Worn and comfortable trekking boots
- Trekking socks
- Comfortable sport shoes
- A pair of slippers
- Sturdy rucksack or backpack
- Hiking poles
- Sleeping bags
- Medication and First Aid
- Day-to-day essentials
- Sunscreens and creams
- Sunglasses with UV ray protection
- Towel and other stuff.
Other essential stuff
- Copy of Visa
- Camera and its gears
- High capacity power-banks and batteries
What is the Difficulty of the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek?
The trek to the Everest Base Camp is a moderate trek. People living healthy lifestyles can complete the trek without facing any problems.
The trail is rugged and trekking uphill won't be a breeze. This trek is about 130 kilometers long. This means you have to complete around 15-17 kilometers every day.
This high altitude trek has a few difficulties of which altitude is the major hurdle. Along with it, the unpredictable and fluctuating weather, wind chills, cold, and rock trails add a few difficulties to the trek.
During the luxury trek, you will stay in the best teahouses and dine there so that you can have a relaxing sleep after a day-long, tiresome walk.
Fitness and Experience Required for EBC Luxury Trek
Unlike mountaineering, you do not need advanced training for Everest Base Camp luxury trek. But remaining physically fit with some fitness training
will help you to trek smoothly in the Everest region.
Your body and brain need preparation before this trek. If you indulge yourself in physical activities like swimming, squatting, running, etc the trek is for you. Along with physical health, you need to be mentally prepared before the trek.
Travel Insurance for EBC Luxury Trek
Everyone knows the importance of insurance. You never know what's ahead.
So, you should consider travel insurance during your EBC luxury trek. Due to the high altitudes and strenuous trails can cause many difficulties. You need to get travel insurance to cover the following conditions:
- Trip Cancellation due to unavoidable circumstances
- Medical Coverage
- Emergency Evacuation
- Accidental death
Most trekkers should consider these factors in mind while trekking. On average, it takes around $150 to cover the trekking insurance for 30 days. For more information on travel insurance options, click here
Required Permits for Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
You need two permits during your EBC luxury trek:
1. Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
The Khumbu region government of Khumbu charges USD 20 (NPR 2000) per person for this permit. You can receive this permit in Lukla or in Monjo.
2. Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
You need a permit worth USD 30 (NPR 3000) to enter the Sagarmatha National Park premises. You can get it from Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or you can get it in Monjo.
Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
As you land in the Tribhuvan International Airport, your trek guide or coordinator welcomes you. Then, you head towards one of the finest hotels in Kathmandu.
You will find all the luxuries that you want in these hotels. Your trek coordinator will inform you about the things that you must take care of during the trek.
Day 2: Flight to Lukla Airport, then Trek from Lukla to Phakding
On the 2nd day, you take a flight to Lukla Airport from Kathmandu. It takes 30-40 minutes to reach the airport from Kathmandu. After you land, you can begin your trek towards Phakding.
The trek to Phakding is short and takes around 3-4 hours from Lukla. Once you reach Phakding, you stay at the finest hotels in the place.
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters)
After a good night's sleep, a warm and delicious breakfast energizes your body for the day. After your breakfast, you start walking towards Namche Bazaar.
You start walking through the beautiful pinewood forests via the Sagarmatha National Park.
It takes about 5-6 hours to reach Namche Bazar.
Day 4: Namche to Tengboche (3,860 meters)
After a tasty breakfast in Namche, you start walking towards Tengboche. You get to observe the mesmerizing views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse and many other peaks in this trail.
It takes 5-6 hours to reach Tengboche. You stay at a standard lodge in Tengboche that serves delicious food. The rooms are cozy, and the bathrooms are clean and have hot water facilities.
Day 5: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 meters)
On the 5th day, you trek for about 5 hours from Tengboche to Dingboche. The trail continues through the beautiful rhododendron forests. The path also goes through small stupas and Mani walls.
Day 6: Acclimatization at Dingboche
The 6th day of the EBC luxury trek will be an acclimatization day. On this day, panoramic views of peaks like Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Yu, and numerous other peaks are visible from Dingboche.
Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940 meters)
After resting and acclimatizing in Dingboche, you walk towards Lobuche. Your journey takes you through a challenging route. It takes anywhere between 5-6 hours to reach Lobuche.
Day 8: Lobuche to Gorak Shep, Gorak Shep to Base Camp (5,380 meters) and Back to Gorak Shep
On the 8th day, your destination will be Everest Base Camp
. You slowly trek towards the base camp through Gorak Shep. After a few hours, you reach the base camp of the tallest mountain peak on Earth!
From the basecamp, you descend back to Gorak Shep for the night. It takes around 7-8 hours to complete the hike for the day.
Day 9: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,643 meters), Fly Back from Kala Patthar to Lukla to Kathmandu
The 9th day is the final day in the Himalayas. You will start trekking to Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep for roughly 2 hours. From Kala Patthar, you will fly to Lukla via a helicopter. It takes around 25 minutes to reach Luka. After fueling at Lukla, you fly back to Kathmandu.
You can enjoy Himalayan beauty without compromising on your necessities on Everest Base Camp Luxury trek.
The hospitality, the delicious foods, the amazing accommodation services; everything is perfect on this trek. So, don't worry, grab those heavy rucksacks and visit Nepal for an adventurous yet luxurious journey to Mount Everest.
If you have a limited amount of time for your journey, see our advice about how much time to spend here: