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Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek

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

  • Group Size:Min 2 Max 12
  • Duration:14 Days
  • Max Altitude:[5,500m/18,195ft]
  • Accommodation:5 star hotel/Comfortable Lodges
  • Activity:Trekking
  • Meal:Meals included
  • Min. Age:16
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
Package difficulty Challenging
All inclusive cost$ 3,800.00
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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

Trek to Everest base camp in a luxurious way. Stay at a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu, Luxurious lodges on the trek and fly back to Kathmandu on a helicopter.

Everyone loves a little luxury and sometimes it is more fun. On our Luxury Everest base camp trek, you will get to experience a little more luxury whilst undertaking the journey to the base camp of Mt. Everest. Stay in a 5-star hotel at Kathmandu, stay at comfortable luxury lodges on the trek and fly back to Kathmandu on a helicopter at the end of your trek.

Our Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is an ultimate luxury holiday in Everest region with remarkable highlights such as well-paced itinerary, fully guided and supported trekking to the base camp, 5 star hotel in Kathmandu, luxury lodges for 3 nights at Phakding and Namche, comfortable teahouses on higher places and a 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 (Namche and Dingboche) are scheduled in the itinerary for proper acclimatization and also instead of going straight to Lobuche from Dingboche, you will spend a night at Dhugla. 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.

Everest Base Camp Luxury 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. This holiday is an all-inclusive Everest base camp trek, all meals are included in the trek and hot water will be provided too. With all this followed and done, we step into the base camp of Mt. Everest and conclude the journey with a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu the next day from Pheriche. You will be escorted to the airport for your flight back home as per your flight departure time.

What makes our luxury Everest base camp trek different?

‘’Luxury must be comfortable. Otherwise, it is not luxury’’ Our Luxury Everest Trek has been tailored keeping this quote in mind. Service is of paramount and we have crafted a well-devised itinerary including two acclimatization days and overnight at Thugla [4,650m15,250ft] instead of going straight to Lobuche [4,910m/16,109ft] from Dingboche [4,412m/14,475ft]. 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 higher staff ratio, unlike other standard itineraries. We will provide 1 assistant guide to every 3 participants.

Is this trek suitable for you?

  • Our Everest Luxury 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. Whether or 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

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.

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Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price Status
06 Oct, 2019 19 Oct, 2019 USD 3800 Available Book Now
20 Oct, 2019 02 Nov, 2019 USD 3800 Available Book Now
03 Nov, 2019 16 Nov, 2019 USD 3800 Available Book Now
15 Mar, 2020 28 Mar, 2020 USD 3800 Available Book Now
05 Apr, 2020 18 Apr, 2020 USD 3800 Available Book Now
19 Apr, 2020 02 May, 2020 USD 3800 Available Book Now
03 May, 2020 16 May, 2020 USD 3800 Available Book Now
17 May, 2020 30 May, 2020 USD 3800 Available Book Now
13 Sep, 2020 26 Sep, 2020 USD 3800 Available Book Now
27 Sep, 2020 10 Oct, 2020 USD 3800 Available Book Now
04 Oct, 2020 17 Oct, 2020 USD 3800 Available Book Now
18 Oct, 2020 31 Oct, 2020 USD 3800 Available Book Now
01 Nov, 2020 14 Nov, 2020 USD 3800 Available Book Now
15 Nov, 2020 28 Nov, 2020 USD 3800 Available Book Now

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 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

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/

Accommodation

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

Meals

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 500-600 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.

Difficulty

Grading: 5-6 (Challenging)

Everest Base Camp Trek is considered challenging due to high altitudes and longer duration. The trail is relatively easier following good paths and yak trails but due to the increasing altitude, it's graded challenging. 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. Longer treks 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

Prerequisites

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 travelers 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

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.

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.

Approach

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.

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 4 participants. 

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

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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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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