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Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek

Stay at 5 star hotel, comfortable lodges and return on helicopter

  • Group Size:Min 2 Max 12
  • Duration:13 Days
  • Max Altitude:[5,500m/18,195ft]
  • Accommodation:Luxury Hotel/Lodges
  • Activity:Trekking in Nepal
  • Meal:Meals included
  • Trip Grade:Challenging
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
Package difficulty Challenging
All inclusive cost $ 3,800.00
Based on 2 Review(s)

Everyone loves a little luxury and sometimes it is more fun. Trek to Everest base camp in a luxurious way. Stay at Kathmandu Marriott Hotel in Kathmandu, Luxurious lodges on the trek and fly back to Kathmandu on a helicopter.

Trip Overview


  • Experience Everest in style 
  • Tailored Itinerary with a slow approach and more acclimatization
  • Stay at 5-star hotel and luxury lodges on the trek
  • Fly back to Kathmandu on a helicopter

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek, provides with you an opportunity to experience more luxury while trekking to the base camp of Mt. Everest. Stay at Kathmandu Marriott Hotel in Kathmandu, Comfortable luxury lodges on the trek and fly back to Kathmandu on a helicopter after the trek.

Our Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is an ultimate luxury holiday in Everest region. Offering remarkable highlights of Everest region with well-paced itinerary, fully guided and supported trekking to the base camp and best accommodation throughout the trip.

Your accommodation will be in a 5-star hotel, Kathmandu Marriott Hotel in Kathmandu, luxury lodges for 3 nights and comfortable teahouses on higher places. After reaching the base camp, you will be flying back to Kathmandu on a helicopter Everest helicopter tour overlooking the trail you’ve just hiked and enjoyed the scenery from the air.

Trek to Everest base camp following the standard itinerary with a careful approach and proper acclimatization. Two rest and acclimatization days at Namche and Dingboche are scheduled in the itinerary for proper acclimatization. You will be guided by an experienced leader with a higher staff ratio and each group will be backed up with supplementary oxygen system and comprehensive medical kit.

This 14 days of adventure is perfect for people who would like a little more luxury while ticking off their bucket list of reaching Everest base camp.

Itinerary Overview

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. Your trip leader will receive you at the airport and escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. After a well rest depending on your flight time, this evening there will be a welcome dinner for you at a typical Nepalese restaurant.

Next morning, your day begins with half-day sightseeing of Kathmandu’s highlights and at evening time, there will be a trip briefing covering all the important aspects of the trek.

Your trek begins from Day 03 as you fly to Lukla, the flight time is about 30 mins and your journey commences from here onwards. We will follow the standard itinerary to the base camp while following a careful approach and proper acclimatization. Two major acclimatization days are scheduled in Namche and Dingboche. Both days you will climb high and sleep low, adapting yourself with the increasing altitude. An experienced leader with a higher staff ratio depending on your group size will accompany you and guide you throughout the trek.

Service is of paramount and we do not compromise on the services you deserve. We have crafted a well-devised itinerary including two acclimatization days and well-paced itinerary. 

What makes our Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek different?

‘’Luxury must be comfortable. Otherwise, it is not luxury’’ Our Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek has been tailored keeping this quote in mind.

Our Luxury Everest base camp trek is an all-inclusive trip. Accommodation in Kathmandu and on the trek are included. All meals are included during the trek and hot water will be provided too. All ground transfers, trekking permits, airfare are included. We also have included the helicopter flight all the way back to Kathmandu at the end of the trek. 

For your comfort, we have included Kathmandu to Lukla flight on a helicopter too (shared flight) instead of Ramechap airport. This trip is suitable for people with no previous experience of trekking at high altitude. Safety is of the highest importance when travelling with Highland Expeditions and on this trip, you will have a safety backup of supplementary oxygen system, Oximeter, First Aid Kit. We also provide a higher staff ratio, there will provide 1 assistant guide to every 3 participants.

Is this trek suitable for you?

Our Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek reaches up-to a maximum elevation of [5,500m/18,195ft] at Kalapathar with a maximum elevation of overnight at [5,140m/16,865ft] at Gorekshep for one night. Our trek follows a properly planned acclimatization but you should be fit enough to walk for 11 days at an increasing altitude starting from [2,800m/9,185ft] at Lukla.

A daily walk of 6 hrs on average is expected to carry your small backpack (5kgs) which should consist your valuables, water, camera, snacks etc. Your main duffel bag will be carried by the porter and you will be guided by an experienced leader with assistant guides to assist throughout the trek. 

Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while travelling with Highland Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

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 lookout 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 - Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding [2,600m/8,531ft]

    After an early morning b/fast, we take a helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Flight time is about 35 minutes to the airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s. 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: 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 - Acclimatization Day and O/N at Namche

    We remain at Namche for a second night to allow for proper acclimatization to the altitude. Namche is a prosperous village, situated in a large protected hollow. After breakfast, there are a number of options: perhaps a hike up to Everest view hotel, Khumjung and Khunde, or walk towards Thame (3810m) above the beautiful Bhote Khola river valley, or a visit to the National Park Headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There is also a mountaineering display and details of the park’s flora and fauna. Your guides will be on hand to offer advice and escort you on your walks.

    • Meal: (B,L,D)
    • Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home Namche
    • Trekking Hours: 3-4 hrs
  • Day 06 - Trek to Deboche [3720 m/12,205ft]

    We will walk along the glacial water of Dudh Koshi River. The route offers views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and, Thamserku and Ama Dablam Mountains. Our journey continues through the colourful forest of blooming rhododendron to Sanasa. The region is rich in wildlife including musk deer and colourful pheasants. In Sanasa lies the junction point. One of the paths leads us to the Gokyo valley while the other branches off to Everest Base Camp. We will take a sharp climb to Tengboche monastery which is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. The journey rewards us with close-up views of many surrounding mountains. We will visit the monastery and walk through the forest of birch and rhododendron to Deboche where we will stay overnight.
    Overall elevation gain tonight from previous night: 270m/886ft

    • Meal: (B,L,D)
    • Accommodation: Comfortable Lodges
    • Trekking Hours: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 07 - Trek to Dingboche [4,412m/14,475ft]

    We hike through a few Chortens, mani walls and some small villages after which, we haul up for some grub and while enjoying our meals we savour some upfront views of Amadablam towering just above us; We trek via Pangboche, the highest of the true lasting settlements in the valley and reach the regular settlement, the final steepest climb of the day on our way to Dingboche. Agriculture is the chief occupation of locals in Dingboche. We can see fields enclosed by stonewall in Dingboche. Buckwheat, potatoes and barley are the major crops.
    Overall elevation gain tonight from previous night: 692m/2,279ft

    • Meal: (B,L,D)
    • Accommodation: Comfortable Lodges
    • Trekking Hours: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 08 - Rest and acclimatization with a hike to Nagartsang Peak [5,083m/16,625ft]

    This is a day to haul up and rest without being idle. We can stroll around the village and get pally with the local folks with some interesting conversations. This will give us deep insights into the lifestyles and cultures of the local folks in this region. At the same time, we can also relish the landscapes that surround us and we can also catch up on some reading. Our acclimatizing gets a further boost with our hike to Chhukung village. We then do a steep climb up to Chhukung Ri at 5550m [if we feel like it] and as we top it with gasping breath we soon realize the gritty climb was worth the go; the rewards are as lovely as it comes with the natural beauty that greets us for our efforts, the jaw-dropping vistas of Cho Oyu at 8201m, Pumori at 7161m, the gigantic Lhotse wall at 8400m, Amadablam at 6812m, Makalu at 8481m & Baruntse at 7129m all put together set our hearts on top gear as it skips a beat while watching these massive peaks.

    • Meal: (B,L,D)
    • Accommodation: Comfortable Lodges
    • Trekking Hours: 4-5 hrs
  • Day 09 - Trek to Lobuche [4,910m/16,109ft]

    From Thugla, we plod higher onto the pretty risky moraine of the Khumbu glacier, passing a chain of stone monuments built-in memory of Sherpas who have died on mountaineering expeditions to Mt Everest. From hereabouts, the trail lowers and goes by the west side of the valley to Lobuche. The sunset on Nuptse from this point is an amazing sight to behold.
    Overall elevation gain tonight from previous night: 260m/855ft

    • Meal: (B,L,D)
    • Accommodation: Comfortable Lodges
    • Trekking Hours: 3-4 hrs
  • Day 10 - Trek to E.B.C [5,364m/17,600ft] and retrace back to Gorekshep [5,140m/16,865ft] for overnight

    A real early start is required to reach the Everest Base Camp. It takes several hours as the trail weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Only upon reaching the Everest Base Camp do we really appreciate the Everest climbers who brave the risky route through the Khumbu icefall. Mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colours against the monotony of grey surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get a grand view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. We return to Gorakshep for a restful night.
    Overall elevation gain tonight from previous night: 230m/755ft

    • Meal: (B,L,D)
    • Accommodation: Comfortable Lodges
    • Trekking Hours: 8-9 hrs
  • Day 11 - Early morning hike up to Kala Patter [5,545m/18,193ft] and fly back to Kathmandu

    We start early at dawn to catch the dramatic views from Kalapatthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mt. Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C) departure beforehand. Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to expose itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kalapatthar, we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding viewpoints to click pictures. After several hours of ascent, we reach Kalapatthar. From here, we scuttle to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kalapatthar rocks and our eyes take in the unbelievable Himalayan views, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we possibly can with our camera so they can last a lifetime. After this, we make our way back to Gorekshep and board a helicopter flight all the way back to Kathmandu

    • Meal: (B)
    • Accommodation: Kathmandu Marriott Hotel
    • Trekking Hours: 3-4 hrs
  • Day 12 - In Kathmandu

    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 13 - 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

Our trips are available on both fixed departure and private group basis.

If you are looking for a group to join this trip please click the Fixed Departures tab for more information on departure dates, availability and price. All our fixed departures are guaranteed to run. Or, if you would like to do this trip alone, or with your friends, families & colleagues in a private group style, please fill out the contact form in Private Group tab and send us your message. We will organize a private trip for you at your preferred dates catering any request you may have.

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Cost Inclusion

  • All meals (B,L,D) on OPEN/CHOICE Menu whilst on trek with tea & coffee.
  • Twin sharing accommodation at 5 star hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights with breakfast
  • All required permits for trek (TIMS Card and Everest National Park)
  • Accommodation at Luxury Hotel (Yeti Mountain Home) at Phakding and Namche
  • Accommodation at comfortable lodges with attached bathroom for 6 nights
  • Internal flights (KTM-LUA)
  • Gorekshep to Kathmandu chartered helicopter service
  • 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
  • Satellite phone for emergency purpose and nominal charge for personal use
  • Duffel bag, Sleeping bag with liner and Down Jacket (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of trek)
  • 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

How difficult is Luxury Everest base camp trek?

Grading: 5-6 (Challenging)

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is considered challenging due to high altitudes. The trail is relatively easier following good paths and yak trails but due to the increasing altitude, it's graded challenging. The trek reaches a maximum elevation of 5545m/18,193ft at Kalapathar with a maximum overnight elevation of 5140m/16,865ft at Gorekshep.

Please be prepared to walk for 6-7 hrs every day on average carrying your backpack, which will consist of your valuable items, water, extra fleece, snacks etc. The trek is challenging and it is a longer trek reaching up to an elevation of 5500m where some of the famous mountaineering Base Camps are located and you need to sleep at an elevation of 5000m+ for 1 night at Gorekshep

Do I need previous experience to take part?

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.

Are meals included?

All meals are included during the trek from Day 03 to Day 12. 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 600-700 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 in Kathmandu and on trek?

 5-star Hotel: 4 Nights, Luxury Lodge: 3 Nights Teahouse/Lodge: 6 Nights

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 treks are accommodated in the Yeti Mountain Homes for three nights at Phakding and Namche. These luxurious hotels provide indulgent comfort, high-quality cuisine and a very warm Sherpa hospitality to weary trekkers.

Higher above from Namche, your accommodation will be on a teahouses/lodges run by the local people. There are many clean and friendly Lodges along the trail. Rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets but with a wonderful view from your window.  All the teahouses/lodges have a spacious warm dining room-lounge. The rooms are fairly basic. Blankets are generally provided by the teahouse but we will provide a warm sleeping bag to everyone. Bathrooms are mostly shared at higher altitudes and toilets are squat type in most places. 

Single supplement: 
Single supplement will be charged if someone wishes to have their own room in Kathmandu. 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. Please note that on the trek, a single supplement is not available due to limited rooms

What is the 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.

When is the best season to trek?

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.

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Will I need 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. It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverages before making the final decision. Carry proof of your insurance with you on the holiday and leave a copy next to your kin. You must ensure that your insurance provides an adequate level of protection and covers you for the activities involved.

More information: Travel Insurance

Will drinking water be provided?
How do I train for the trek?

Everest Base Camp Trek is a premier trek that most ardent backpackers, hikers, and lovers of wild places aspire to. The trek is graded challenging and training yourself well ahead will definitely improve your performance during the trek. Answering this question can be a challenge because everyone is starting from a different base of fitness, age, lifestyle, and diet (what you eat on a daily basis). 

Always consult with your doctor first to establish if you are healthy enough for the challenges of all-day trekking at high elevation for over a week. Once cleared for takeoff, so to speak, consulting with a qualified trainer, and a nutritionist may also prove beneficial, though many do not.

Read this to find out more about how to train for Everest base camp trek. This is an outline prepared to offer some guidance and tips as to how to begin training for Everest base camp trek.

Typical day on trek?

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.

Approach for the trek

Our luxury Everest base camp trek follows a careful approach with ample time for acclimatization, less trodden route and breathtaking sceneries along the way. With over 30 years of experience in trekking and climbing in the Himalayas, we have carefully tailored each of our itineraries. We put a lot of care into all the details when it comes to executing any of your ventures. Safety is always a priority while travelling with Highland Expeditions and we have applied this strictly on our approach.

What are the safety measures?

Safety is always a priority while travelling with Highland Expeditions. Our Everest base camp trek itinerary is devised keeping every aspect in mind, allowing proper acclimatization, rest days and walking hours. On all our Everest base camp trek, we send supplementary oxygen system and a comprehensive medical kit be it a group of 1 or 12. Besides, we also have a high staff to client ratio on all our treks. 

Will I have to carry my own stuff?

You will only carry your day pack carrying the essential items (Water, Cameras, Extra Fleece, Rain jacket, Sunscreen, Snacks, Valuable Items etc.) that you may need during the walk. Rest of your stuff will be carried by the porter. We provide 1 porter to every 2 participants and we also provide a duffel bag to put your trekking gears. 

Guide and staff ratio on trek?

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 4 participants. 

Do I need to join fixed departure or can I schedule my own travel dates?

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.

What gears will I need?

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)


- 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)


- 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

Check our complete equipment guide to Everest base camp

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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EBC Oct 2019 Nov 12, 2020

I can’t speak highly enough of this company!! From the very beginning, Passang was on top of everything & communicated constantly with me. I had a very specific trek in mind for our group of 3 (EBC trek) & Passang delivered what we hoped – & then some! Amazing professional guides that monitor you & make sure your trip is successful & enjoyable. I can’t wait to get back there & will only ever use Highland Expeditions! Listen to them, they will look after you perfectly. They treat their porters well & are doing a go fund for them now due to Covid. Yet another reason to choose Highland Expeditions!

Royce Surman Oct 18, 2019

The managing director, Passang, has perfect English and is a true Sherpa by heritage and experience. This business is a family affair and his father, Kunga, who has guided 8000m 40 times!!! Lead our expedition. We all succeeded on making Everest base camp and kalapatthar despite living at sea level our whole life. The experience of Kunga and Passang got us to the top. We had all the best accommodation which made the trip enjoyable and comfortable. Highland expeditions did their very best to make our trip amazing. Honesty and value. We paid the best price compared to all the people I’ve spoken to since and we had a helicopter descent. 10/10 would recommend and will use highland expeditions again soon for the Annapurna circuit.

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