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Everest Comfort Lodge Trek

Everest Comfort Lodge Trek

Trek in the shadow of Everest with relative comfort

  • Group Size:Min 2 Max 12
  • Duration:11 Days
  • Max Altitude:4,250m/13,944ft
  • Accommodation:Luxury Hotel/Lodges
  • Activity:Trekking
  • Meal:Meals Included
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
Package difficulty Moderate
All inclusive cost$ 2,400.00
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Trip Overview

  • A comfortable and moderate grade trek in the shadow of Everest
  • Ten-days fully guided trek with relative comfort
  • Stay at Kathmandu Marriott and Luxury lodges
  • Helicopter flight from Kongde to Lukla

Everest comfort lodge trek is a comfortable and moderate grade trek in the shadow of Everest with relative comfort. Every trekking enthusiast must have dreamt of witnessing the mighty Everest with their own eyes. However, to witness this beauty, one must walk through high hills and rough terrain, which is not an easy task. It requires good physical fitness, enough time, and strong determination. Therefore, we present you the Everest Comfort Lodge Trek, a specially designed itinerary that allows to you confront Everest without needing to break a sweat and all the while experiencing luxury service.  

Everest Comfort Lodge Trek is an eleven-days fully guided trek with luxurious accommodation that surpasses anything. In Kathmandu, your accommodation will be at Kathmandu Marriott Hotel and on the trek, you stay in luxury lodges offering king-size bed or twin-bedded accommodation, electric mat & blanket, En-suite bathroom and modern style room. 

Everest Comfort Lodge Trek takes you through the forested hills of Sagarmatha National Park and attractive Sherpa villages of the Everest (Khumbu) region. Enjoy the magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam, and many other mountain peaks in the Everest region. 

Itinerary Overview: 

You will be picked up from the airport as per your flight time and transferred to the hotel. The next day there will be a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu’s highlights and at evening a trek briefing will be held discussing all the important aspects of the trek. 

The trek begins early morning with a four-hour drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap, followed by a short flight to Lukla and 3 hrs trek to Phakding. The next day, you walk through easy trails of the Dudhkoshi valley and a final steep climb of approx. 4000m to reach Namche Bazar, the gateway to the Everest region. You will spend two nights in Namche Bazar. You can explore the beauty of Namche and its surrounding areas. We will visit the Everest view hotel on our exploration day to contemplate the panoramic views of Everest.

You will then trek to Thame, a traditional village to peek in the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people. Thame village is also home to some of the famous Nepalese mountaineers. From Thame, we trek to Kongde to relish the magical view of Everest and other mountain peaks. The maximum elevation you will gain on this trek is 4,250m/13,944ft at Kongde. 

The trail length and walking hours per day are short as compared to other regular treks in the Everest region.

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    It’s a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggage in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Please look out for a placard of Highland Expeditions. 
Welcome drinks will be served and after you’ve refreshed, your trek leader will brief you about your trip in the lobby of your hotel in the evening. Later in the evening, we will have a group welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant. The first overnight at your hotel in the valley of temples and cows – probably the most in the world

    • Meal: Welcome Dinner
    • Accommodation: Kathmandu Marriott Hotel
  • Day 02 - Exploration of Kathmandu's highlights and trip briefing [1,350m/4,430ft]

    A free day in Kathmandu to recover from jetlag and get organized before leaving for the trek.
    At morning time, you will visit two main highlights of Kathmandu (Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple). At the afternoon, your leader will meet you for the briefing. The briefing will be conducted at the hotel and will cover all the important aspects of the trek. After the briefing, it's completely free time to explore and do any last-minute shopping. Later in the evening, there will be an early welcome dinner as we prepare ourself to leave very early morning the next day to catch our flight to Lukla

    • Meal: B
    • Accommodation: Kathmandu Marriott Hotel
  • Day 03 - Drive to Ramechap, Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding [2,600m/8,531ft]

    Due to the traffic congestion at Kathmandu airport, all STOL flights operating to Lukla are operated from Ramechap Airport. Ramechap is about 130 km far from Kathmandu and takes 4-5 hrs by drive. As per your flight time, we will leave from Kathmandu and begin our journey to Everest base camp. Flight time from Ramechap to Lukla is about 12 minutes. At Lukla, we are immediately overcome by the scale of the massive peaks that surround the village but this is only an indication of what is to come. After meeting the crew, we head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight in Phakding.

    Overall elevation gain tonight from previous night: 1,250m/4,100ft

    • Meal: B,L,D
    • Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home Phakding
    • Trekking Hours: 3-4 hrs
  • Day 04 - Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]

    We will continue our journey along Dudhkoshi River which will take us through pine forest. After crossing suspension bridges at several points and passing through small settlements of Zapute, Toktok, Benkar and Chumoa, we will reach Monjo. Ahead of Monjo is the entry to the Sagarmatha National Park planned to look after and preserve the fragile mountain environment. Lowering down from the park, crossing another suspension bridge, we will proceed towards high Hillary Bridge located at the foot of the hill. Crossing this bridge, we will climb uphill to the Namche Bazaar. We can get a view of Thamserku Mountain. If the weather is clear, we can also have the first view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Kusum Khangru mountains.
    Overall elevation gain tonight from previous night: 850m/2,788ft

    • Meal: B,L,D
    • Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home Namche
    • Trekking Hours: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 05 - Hike to Everest View Hotel and O/N at Namche [3,450m/11,319ft]

    We remain at Namche for a second night to explore the area. Namche is a prosperous village, situated in a large protected hollow. After breakfast, we hike up to Everest view hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore the area.

    • Meal: B,L,D
    • Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home Namche
    • Trekking Hours: 3-4 hrs
  • Day 06 - Trek to Thame [3,800m/12,468ft]

    After breakfast, you will start your trek to Thame. We walk past Phurte, enjoy a colourful rock painting at Kisi book, and cross a local-style suspension bridge to reach Thame. Thame (3788 m) is a traditional village in the Khumbu region that escapes the hustle and bustle of Everest trekking. The old Thame monastery in this village is also quite spectacular. Furthermore, people are lovely and so amicable to interact. 
    Overall elevation gain tonight from previous night: 350m/1,150ft

    • Meal: B,L,D
    • Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home Thame
    • Trekking Hours: 4-5 hrs
  • Day 07 - Trek to Kongde [4,250m/13,944ft]

    Today, you will traverse through the off-the-beaten-track from Thame to Kongde (4250 m). The trail descends from Thame and continues upstream the Bhote Koshi River to the attractive village of Pare. Then, you walk through the tranquil forests of rhododendron, pine, and bamboo to reach the mighty glaciers of Kongde peak. From Kongde, you can enjoy the magnificent view of Everest, Lhotse, and Amadablam. Your accommodation in Kongde will be at the Yeti Mountain Home, one of the finest lodge in Everest region.
    Overall elevation gain tonight from previous night: 450m/1,450ft

    • Meal: B,L,D
    • Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home Kongde
    • Trekking Hours: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 08 - Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9,187ft]

    Our last day of trek following the Dudh Kosi River down to Lukla. We steeply descend to Monjo and from here It’s a gradual walk along the Dudhkhosi river. We’ll have lunch on our way and we make the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla. Rest of the day is free and you can relax under the warm sun & reflect on the emotional experiences we had while hiking through these massive mountains that have probably helped us re-discover ourselves in ways least expected. This is our final day on these fantastic mountains. Later we celebrate our successful completion of the trek with our Sherpa guides and porters who we’ve got to know so well & are now good friends. It’s a pleasure to end this wonderful trip on a happy note. We then slumber into blissful sleep.

    • Meal: B,L,D
    • Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home Lukla
    • Trekking Hours: 7-8 hrs
  • Day 09 - Fly to Ramechap and drive to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    We get up early in the morning, enjoy our b/fast & get ready for the arrival of our aircraft for the flight back to Ramechap. On our touchdown at the Ramechap airport, you will be transferred for 4-5 hrs drive back to Kathmandu. Rest of your day is free to do your own things.

    • Meal: B,L
    • Accommodation: Kathmandu Marriott Hotel
  • Day 10 - Free day in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Free and easy day to spend, perhaps doing shopping or rest at hotel’s beautiful court-yard. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you would like to extend your stay. Kindly email us for more details on extensions.

    • Meal: B
    • Accommodation: Kathmandu Marriott Hotel
  • Day 11 - International Departure

    Your trip leader will escort you to the airport as per your flight time today.
    Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. Keep in touch and hope to hear from you soon. Bon voyage for a safe and pleasant trip home.

    • Meal: B
    • Accommodation: None
    • Trekking Hours:

Dates & Price

Given below are the fixed departure dates for this trip. If the dates don’t match with your schedule, then kindly let us know and we will arrange a private trip customizing the departure dates suitable for you. The cost below is per person on group joining basis excluding the international flights. Group discount is available for booking of two or more than two persons. Kindly contact us if you have a bigger group for the discount.

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Cost Inclusion

  • All meals (B,L,D) on OPEN/CHOICE Menu whilst on the trek with tea & coffee.
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu Marriott or similar category in Kathmandu for 4 nights with breakfast
  • All required permits for the trek (TIMS Card and Everest National Park)
  • Accommodation at Luxury Lodges (Yeti Mountain Home) on the trek.
  • Internal flights (Ramechap-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Experienced local trek leader with 1:2 assistant guide to client ratio
  • Full support crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers
  • Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high altitude medicines and supplementary oxygen system
  • Use of Duffel bag, Sleeping bag with liner and Down Jacket 
  • Staff insurances and allowances
  • Trek completion certificate (Upon request)
  • Group welcome dinner at Typical Nepalese Restaurant

Cost Exclusion

  • International airfare, Visa and travel insurance
  • Meals at Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for staff

Essential Information

Difficulty

Duration for treks of this grade stretches up to two (2) weeks. Trails generally go above 4000 meters and on a daily basis, you can expect to be walking for about 5 – 7 hours. Perfect setting of introduction to moderate & challenging trekking in Nepal. Activity level/physical rating is slightly harder than leisure and involves occasional difficult days. Expect ups and downs as well for there will be hills to climb as well and the well-known ‘Nepali flat’ – a little bit up and a little bit down.

Prerequisite

No previous experience of trekking is required but you should be moderately fit and must enjoy walking and adaptable to high altitude conditions. Having a previous experience is definitely beneficial but it is not must to participate for this trip. All travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. We strongly advise you to prepare yourself for the trip at least 3 months prior to your trip date by doing regular exercises, going on hiking, running or gym. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience of trekking. All our trip itinerary has been devised keeping every aspect in mind and allows ample time for acclimatization

Weather

The best seasons to trek to the Everest region are Autumn (from mid-September till the end of November) and Spring (beginning of March until mid-May). Temperatures will drop considerably as you ascend higher every day. The nights are cold (between -10C to 5C) and the days are sunny and hot (between 10C to 20C).  Mornings are usually clear, with clouds building up in the afternoon and disappearing at night.

Read more about the best time: https://highlandexpeditions.com/best-time-to-visit-nepal/

Meals

All meals are included during the trek from Day 03 to Day 09. We will provide three meals a day (B, L, D) during the trek. The menus in the teahouses are varied, ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat, Momo (Dumpling) to pizza and apple pie. Despite the fact that meat is available in the teahouses, we prompt against eating it on the trek. The meat has frequently been conveyed in the warmth from lower elevations for a few days before arriving at the teahouses and can cause stomach upsets or disease. During the trek, Breakfast and Dinner will be served at the teahouse/lodge where you stay and Lunch will be along the way.

If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance and we will be sure to pass your message to your guide. For a gluten-free diet, we highly recommend you to bring extra foods especially for breakfast as your options for the breakfast will be limited. Meals worth USD 400-450 are included on this trip. In Kathmandu, only breakfast will be provided to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where what and with whom to eat for lunch and dinner.

Accommodation

5-star Hotel: 4 Nights, Luxury Lodges: 6 Nights 

Kathmandu: 
In Kathmandu, we stay at Hotel Marriott or similar category. Located in the vibrant city centre, near shopping, dining and attractions, Marriott Kathmandu Hotel offers modern design, 5-star service and deluxe amenities. Breakfast will be provided in the hotel and your accommodation will be on twin sharing basis and if you would like to have a single room, upon request you are required to pay single supplement price as stated in the trip costing.
Regardless of whether you're coming back from the mountains or touching base from the airport, Marriott Kathmandu offers unrivalled experience with its luxurious facilities. 

On Trek:
Our luxury and comfort treks are accommodated in the Yeti Mountain Homes. You will spend all nights on the trek at comfortable and luxury lodges that surpasses anything. These luxurious hotels provide indulgent comfort, high-quality cuisine and a very warm Sherpa hospitality to weary trekkers.

Single supplement: 
Single supplement will be charged if someone wishes to have their own room in Kathmandu and on the trek. Especially when travelling in a group, we will always pair you with someone of the same sex and similar age to share the room with. If in case of a single by default, then clients don’t have to pay for the single supplement. 

Guide

We possess a deep passion for alpine adventure & the outdoors, and with the small professional group we have on board, we’ve notched up experience that spans almost 3 decades on some of the most isolated trails and highest peaks. We take great pride in calling ourselves a ‘high-altitude adventure specialist’ and all this is due to our diverse and qualified team of guides. Most of our guides were born in these parts & have relatives living in other parts of the regions where they were born in.

Your trip will be led by a qualified guide with 1 porter to every 2 participants and 1 assistant guide to every 3 participants. 

Typical Day

Daily wake up calls will be between 6.00 am to 7.00 am while on the trek. The wake-up time and breakfast time will be decided a night before during the briefing time. The time table for each day will entirely depend on your walking duration for that particular day.

After a hearty breakfast, we set off on the day's walk. Before breakfast, you are required to pack your duffel bag as it will be loaded by the porter while you are having your breakfast. After 3-4 hours of walk, we stop for lunch mid-day.  The afternoon's walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The rest of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, to wash your clothes or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days, we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day's adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.

Group Size

Our emphasis is always on maintaining the small group so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other. Our group size is small and we only take up to 12 pax in one group. If you opt to join our ‘fixed departure trip’, you are likely to be joining people from different countries of any age group except minors. The size of the group varies, minimum no of persons required to operate the trip is 2 and the maximum is 12 people.

Travel Insurance

It’s mandatory and highly recommended to get travel insurance before embarking on any adventurous trips in Nepal. We advise all our clients to get travel insurance that covers up emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or any other reasons in high altitudes where there are no other means of transportation available. Medical expenses, Baggage lost, Delays and Cancellation, Death & Repatriation are also other important factors to include when purchasing your Insurance. It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverages before making the final decision.

More on Travel Insurance: https://highlandexpeditions.com/general-information/travel-insurance/

Private Trip/Group Joining

Our trips are available on both fixed departure and private basis. If you are looking for a group to join this trip please check our departures section for availability, dates and price. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient timeframe for any number of people. If you want to do something that is not included in our trip list, we are ready to tailor a trip to suit your exact requirements. In short, we will make every effort to get you on the trip you want, when you want.

Equipment Checklist

The gear listed below is recommended for this kind of trips. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops from branded to local manufacturers in Kathmandu.

Clothing and Footwear

- Long-sleeved shirts
- T-Shirts
- Trousers
- Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
- Waterproof jackets and trousers
- Thermal
- Inner wears
- Undergarments
- Warm socks
- Warm Hat, Gloves and Bandana/Scarf
- Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.
- Trekking shoes
- Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
- Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets and others that you may require while trekking)

Documents

- Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
- 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
- Travel Insurance (Please refer to the general information page for more detail about it)
- Flight tickets
- Credit cards in case of emergencies
- Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.

(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

Others

- Headlamps with extra batteries
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Camera with charger or spare batteries
- A pair of trekking poles
- Water bottle one (1) litre
- Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
- Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
- Padlock
- Binoculars
- Reading materials, notebooks and pens

Toiletries and hygiene

- Quick-drying towel
- Small face towel
- Toothbrush &Toothpaste
- Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
- Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
- Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
- Hygiene products
- Basic first aid kit

The gears listed below will be provided by us for the trek. Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag must be returned after the completion of the trek.

- Down Jacket
- Sleeping bag 
- Duffel/Kit Bag

Other Information

Other information such as (Insurance, Arrival Instructions, Visa and Passport etc) required for the trip will be provided after your trip confirmation. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you require more information about the trip.

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