Overview

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is all about an adventurous journey to the Everest region in the most luxurious way possible. Why compromise with luxury when you already have the option to get it? Yes, the Everest base camp luxury trek is all about experiencing the comforts along with walking into the dreamland of every travel lover and adventure seeker – Everest region. As you walk through the trail that passes through Sagarmatha National Park, you will be rewarded with some awesome views of snow-clad mountains like Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Thamserku. Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest, and many more in Everest base camp luxury trek.

 


We'd like to inform you that during the peak trekking seasons, which are Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November), flights to Lukla are routed through Ramechhap Airport. Therefore, we kindly request that you prepare for an early morning drive (around 1 AM from Kathmandu) to Ramechhap on the second day of your journey.


 

Highlights of luxury Everest base camp trek

  • A thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2843 M), one of the most dangerous airports in the world.
  • Explore the Namche Bazaar (3440 M), the Sherpa capital, and get a taste of mountain life before continuing your journey.
  • Experience the unique Sherpa culture through picturesque villages like Manjo, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorekshep.
  • We stay in the luxury 5-star Lodges (Yeti Mountain Home) in Lukla, Phakding, and Namche Bazaar.
  • The stunning views of the world's highest peaks such as Mount Everest (8848 M), Lhotse (8516 M), Nuptse(7861 M), and Cho Oyu (8188 M).
  • Reach the iconic Everest Base Camp and stand at the foot of the world's highest peak.
  • Hike to Kala Patthar for the best views of Mount Everest and witness a breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas.
  • Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will stay with you forever.
  • Create unforgettable memories, forge lifelong friendships, and return home with a newfound appreciation for nature and adventure.

 

Journey to Everest base camp luxury trek

The Everest base camp luxury trek starts with a grand welcome in a five-star hotel in Kathmandu. You can have a wonderful time in the hotel with fine dining along with various other offerings like a spa, gym, swimming pool, and many more. After an excellent time in Kathmandu, you will be escorted to Kathmandu airport for a flight to Lukla. From Lukla, you set for an adventurous journey that goes through dense forests, attractive Sherpa villages, and Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to many rare species of floras and faunas.

 

Everest base camp luxury trek further extends to Namche Bazaar and Tengboche. In Namche, you can enjoy the vibrancy of the town, and in Tengboche, you can enjoy the spiritual vibes at the monastery. What’s common, is the views of mountains that soar above the skyline and the luxurious accommodation at your service. A view from Everest View Hotel offers some astounding close views of the mountains in the Everest region. Similarly, Tengboche is the perfect location for mountain views! Mt. Ama Dablam rises just above the monastery and other mountains in the backdrop, isn’t it amazing?

 

The journey follows the Lobuche, Gorekshep before reaching the iconic base camp of Mt. Everest. After reaching the base camp, we walked back to Gorekshep for a night. The next morning, we will hike up to Kalapather ( 5545 M), the highest point of the trek, for sunrise views over Mount Everest. To conclude our trek, we back to Gorekshep, take a helicopter to Lukla and the next day we will fly to Kathmandu from Lukla.

The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance, if any, at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. The representative will inform you shortly about the plans ahead.

  • Overnight at Hotel Hyatt Palace or Similar 5-star Hotel

On the second day, you will be headed to the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan Airport for a flight to Lukla. The flight to Lukla is an enriching experience, and you will be able to enjoy some wonderful views of the mountains. As you land in Lukla, you will meet our other crew members at the airport. From Lukla, we walk down the trail along with hotels and lodges to Dudhkoshi River. We cross a long suspension bridge over the river and follow a path to Phakding. 

  • Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home in Phakding
  • Breakfast,lunch and Dinner included

We wake up early and enjoy our breakfast. Then we follow our trail that goes through an undulating path up and down via traditional villages, fields, and rhododendron forests. We gradually ascend and enter Sagarmatha National Park with magnificent views of Mt. Thamserku on sight. We pass villages like Jorsale and Monjo on the way to Namche. Namche Bazaar is an old but lively Sherpa village. It is a gateway to all the trekking routes that go to the Everest region. There are many vibrant shops, cyber cafes, restaurants, hotels, and lodges at this time. Namche Bazaar never rests. It always gets a lot of visitors and is always crowded. 

  • Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home in Namche
  • Breakfast,lunch and Dinner included

The narrow streets of Namche is always crowded. Do not be surprised if the yak bells and other horns wake you up. Today is a day set aside for acclimatization purposes. As we gain height, our body needs to be well adapted to the altitude change. Therefore, we have set aside an extra day in Namche. Today, we hike up to Everest View Hotel for close-up views of the mountains in the Everest region. From the hotel, we can enjoy some striking views of mountains like Kwangde, Thamserku, Kangtega, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, etc. We can visit a museum and a photo gallery on our way back to Namche from the Everest View Hotel. 

  • Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home in Namche
  • Breakfast,lunch and Dinner included

As we ascend up, our trail traverses through the forests of rhododendrons with brilliant views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, and Mt. Lhotse on sight. After a while, the trail descends down to the Dudh Koshi River at Phungi Thanga. From here, the trail further ascends through the forests of pine and rhododendron to Tengboche. Tengboche is popular for the Tengboche monastery and astonishing views of Mt. Ama Dablam along with other peaks in the region. Tengboche monastery is considered the largest monastery in the region. 

  • Overnight at Hotel Rivendell in Tengboche
  • Breakfast,lunch and Dinner included

We leave Tengboche and start climbing up the trail for around six hours to Dingboche. As we ascend, we can notice the change in vegetation. We can find ourselves moving above the tree line with pastures and meadows along the way. On the way, we can see small fields enclosed by stone walls to protect crops from cold winds. As we open up to the meadows of Dingboche, we will find ourselves in a spectacular location with wonderful views of Lhotse and Nuptse Ridge on sight. If the weather is favorable, one can relish the amazing views of the sunset over the Ama Dalam Himal in the Everest region. 

  • Overnight at Dingboche Resort in Dingboche
  • Breakfast,lunch and Dinner included

We spend another day in Dingboche. This day in Dingboche is a part of acclimatization. As we have already gained enough height, acclimatization is a necessity. Therefore, we enjoy our day in Dingboche today. After breakfast in the guesthouse, we hike up to Nagerjun for close-up views of mountains in the Everest region. We will be blessed with amazing views of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Ama Dalam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and many more. After enjoying the spectacles of the mountains from Nagerjun, we walk back to the guesthouse in Dingboche for the night. 

  • Overnight at Dingboche Resort in Dingboche.
  • Breakfast,lunch and Dinner included

Leaving Dingboche, the trail climbs up a ridge with some magnificent views of Taboche Peak and Cholatse. Further, the trail continues through yak pastures until we cross a wooden bridge over a stream to Duglha. From Duglha, we ascend for an hour along a steep route above the moraine of Khumbu glacier. From here, we ascend the valley to Lobuche enjoying the views of Khumbutse, Pumori, and Lingtren. Mt. Everest becomes invisible as it is hidden behind the towering peaks of Lhotse and Nuptse. 

  • Overnight at Oxygen Altitude Home in Lobuche
  • Breakfast,lunch and Dinner included

Today is one of the most rewarding days of our journey. Our week-long hard work is going to pay off as we will be stepping into the Everest Base Camp – the dream of every single travel lover. From Lobuche, we follow a rocky path to the last village of the trail – Gorekshep. From Gorekshep, we continue towards the world’s highest base camp i.e. Everest Base Camp, through the Khumbu glacier. It is considered one of the most dangerous sections of the Everest Base Camp Trek. As we reach the base camp, we will be showered with some mesmerizing views of glaciers, lakes, caves, and icefalls. Though the views of Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse are quite clear, Mt. Everest hides behind the shades of Lhotse and Nuptse. After spending some time in base camp, we returned to Gorekshep via the same route. 

  • Overnight at Everest Inn in Gorekshep
  • Breakfast,lunch and Dinner included

Today, we woke up a little early to catch the sunrise views from Kalapatthar. We hike up for around two to three hours from Gorekshep to Kalapatthar.  As we ascend, we get the first glimpse of the mighty Mt. Everest along with the other peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Changtse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam, etc. The golden rays of sunrise glittering over the snow-clad mountains in the region look amazing. After having this amazing view from Kalapatthar, we will return to Gorekshep, and then a helicopter will pick us up and take us back to Lukla. 

  • Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home in Lukla
  • Breakfast,lunch and Dinner included

We take a return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel room in Kathmandu. You can relax in your room for the rest of the day.

  • Overnight at Hotel Hyatt Palace or Similar 5-star Hotel
  • Breakfast included

Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport. 

  • Breakfast included

Cost Includes

Flight/Transportation

  • International/ Domestic Airport picks up/ drop facility by Tourist Car.
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight including domestic Airport tax.
  • Sharing Helicopter from Gorekshep to Lukla.

 

Meals

  • Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking days.
  • Breakfast at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Accommodations 

  • 2-night accommodation in a five-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 4-night luxury accommodation in Yeti Mountain Home.
  • 5-night accommodation in Guesthouses/Lodges during the trekking journey.

 

Required Permit

  • Trekkers Information Management Permit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fees
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhumu Municipality Entrance Permit.

 

Trekking Staff (Guides & Porters)

  • Highly Qualified, English-speaking, knowledgeable trekking Guides with their salary, accommodation, food, and airfare.
  • 1 helpful porter for 2 trekkers to carry your trekking equipment and personal stuff with their salary, accommodation, and food.

 

Essential Equipment

  • World Alpine Treks'  Duffel bag, trekking Map, Company T-shirt, and Sleeping Bag( You must return the Sleeping Bag after completing the Trip).
  • World Alpine Treks First Aid Kit.
  • Oximeter to measure Oxygen and pulse Levels during the trekking days.

 

Complimentary

  • Seasonal available fresh Fruit during trekking days.
  • Farewell dinner in a Traditional Nepalese Restaurant with a Cultural Performance.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to/from Nepal.
  • Nepal entry visa fees - You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50  for 30 days, USD 125 for 90 days visas. You need 2 passport-size photos.
  • Travel insurance to cover emergency evacuation and medical expenses.
  • Extra night hotel Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal refreshment expenses - soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral bottled water, cigarettes, chocolates, etc.
  • Utility expenses like telephone, electricity for charging, internet (WI-FI), laundry services, etc.
  • Tips for support crew members of your trekking team.

Useful Info

Arrival For Trekking

Our trek package encompasses complimentary airport transfers as part of our commitment to delivering a wonderful trekking experience. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by one of our dedicated representatives, who will hold a World Alpine Treks signboard to ensure prompt identification and a warm welcome. Our representative will then escort you to your hotel accommodations in a private, well-appointed vehicle ensuring a comfortable and seamless transition from the airport to your hotel. 

 

Once at the hotel, our team will provide a brief overview of your itinerary while the hotel staff handles your check-in process efficiently. This will allow you to familiarize yourself with the upcoming journey while the hotel formalities are taken care of seamlessly. Following this, you will have the opportunity to relax and acclimate to your new surroundings, ensuring you are well-rested and prepared for the adventure ahead.

 

Nepal Tourist Visa 

Obtaining a tourist visa for Nepal is pretty easy. All foreigners, except Indian nationals, will need a visa to enter Nepal, however, you cannot take a visa on arrival if your country is not listed among those that require a visa before arrival.

 

There are several ways to get a tourist visa. One, you can apply for a tourist visa from the nearest embassy or consulate office in Nepal or you can apply for an On-Arrival Visa by filling up an online application form. To access the details, please click HERE.

 

Requirements for Visa 

  • A valid Passport with a validity of at least six months before arrival in Nepal.
  • A filled-out visa application form.
  • Entry Visa Fee - USD 30 for 15 Days, USD  50 for 30 Days, and USD 125 for 90 Days.

 

Visa Extension

  • 3 USD per Day (minimum 15 days)
  • 5 USD per day as a late fine in the case of a delay
  • Additional 25 USD for a Multiple re-entry facility

 

Lukla Flight Information

The flights to Lukla take off from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport as well as from Ramechhap’s Manthali Airport. However, during peak trekking seasons from March, April, May, September, October, and November, flights to Lukla only take place from Ramechhap airport.

 

The decision was taken to cater to the traffic congestion at Kathmandu’s airport and to lessen the delays and risk of flight cancellation. The flight duration from Kathmandu to Lukla is about 30 minutes, but from Ramechhap Airport, it is about 10 minutes. Furthermore, the weather in the Himalayas is erratic and can shift rapidly. Thus, flying from Ramechhap to Lukla is more favorable hence flights were rerouted to Ramechhap’s Manthali airport.

 

Our team at World Alpine Treks will secure the earliest flights possible for our clients to ensure a seamless journey.

 

Reaching Ramechhap

Due to flight diversion, an additional destination has been included in the itinerary for travelers heading to Everest. Now, it has become a standard practice to travel to Ramechhap to catch the flights to Lukla.

 

To get to Ramechhap, we will start early, waking up at around 1 AM on the second day. A private vehicle will be ready to take you to Manthali Airport, located 83 Km east of Kathmandu. The journey to the airport typically takes about 4 hours from Kathmandu.

 

The airport is located in a scenic location by the bank of the Tamakoshi River, offering travelers a glimpse of the unique geography of Nepal.

 

Accommodation

Exceptional accommodations in Kathmandu available along the trek route are one of the best parts of the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek. On this trip package, we will provide 2 nights of accommodation in a five-star category Hotel in Kathmandu, 4 nights of accommodation in Yeti Mountain Home ( Lukla, Phakding, 2-night Namchhe), and 5-night accommodation in a deluxe teahouse. These accommodations are designed to provide comfort and luxury amidst the rugged terrain of the Everest region.

 

In regards to luxury lodges, few are available on the trails of the Everest region. These lodges offer rooms with better amenities and services. These lodges have rooms with attached bathrooms offering amenities such as hot showers, western toilets, and possibly internet access. Moreover, these lodges offer a more extensive menu with a variety of cuisine options, including local and international dishes.

 

Overall, the main difference between the two types lies in the level of facilities and services. Luxury mountain lodges offer a higher level of services to travelers seeking a more upscale trekking experience, while normal ones provide basic accommodation and services.

 

Meals

Nutritious meals are important for high-altitude treks. Hence, we ensure that healthy meals are provided throughout the journey. Similarly, we request travelers to inform us of their dietary restrictions while making confirmation of the trek. Given that the Luxury Everest base camp trek involves high-altitude areas demanding consideration of energy, we prioritize providing ample nutritious foods in the trekking region. However, we would like to inform you that food choices may be limited at higher elevations. 

 

Hence, our 12-day Everest base camp luxury trek package includes 11 Breakfasts, 09 Lunches, and 09 Dinners with seasonal fruits. Lunch and Dinner while in Kathmandu are not included in the trek package. And trekkers will have to take care of any extra expenses they make on the trek. 

 

For breakfast, you can find boiled eggs, cereal, oats, bread, jam, and butter, along with traditional breakfast which includes vegetable soups with rotis. 

 

As per meals, we recommend trying traditional dishes like Dal, Bhat, vegetable curry, and local pickles. They are rich in carbohydrates and thus will offer sufficient energy for the walk. For health reasons, we would discourage having non-veg meals as they are difficult to digest in higher elevations. Along with traditional dishes, one can also find pasta, noodles, porridge, omelets, and more Western cuisines. 

 

And as for dinner, similar choices as lunch are available at the teahouse.

 

Acclimatization Days

Also known as a rest day, acclimatization day is an important part of an itinerary where you are scheduled to take a break while hiking in the high-altitude areas. It is a part of an itinerary because it is essential to allow trekkers to adapt to the reduced oxygen levels at higher elevations.

 

When trekking in high-altitude areas we should be cautious of how our body is accommodating to changing surroundings. Our body should physiologically adapt to function effectively in low-oxygen environments, thereby reducing the risk of altitude-related illnesses such as acute mountain sickness (AMS), High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), and High-Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE).

 

During a trek like Everest Base Camp, there are two separate days allotted for acclimatization. One in Namche and one in Dingboche. Both places were carefully chosen as rest spots because these places are at perfect altitudes to acclimatize.

 

On the acclimatization day, trekkers particularly do not have to engage in any activities. However, we would rather suggest staying active than staying idle. For instance, while trekking EBC, on the acclimatization day in Namche, one could go for short hikes to Syangboche airport, and Everest View Hotel or stroll around the market, exploring cafes and shops. Similarly, while in Dingboche, one could opt for a short hike to Chukkung Ri or Nagarjun Hill, to have picturesque scenes of the Himalayas.

 

Overall, the whole point of acclimatization is to allow the body to adjust to the altitude. It is crucial to not hasten the journey in the rush of finishing the journey quickly. Proper acclimatization is necessary to minimize the risk of altitude-related illnesses and to enhance the trekking experience.

 

Electricity 

Electricity is available on the Everest trails of Nepal. However, it is important to keep in mind that the availability of electricity is limited but enough to serve all. Electricity in the Himalayan trails is produced through hydropower projects and solar panels. In places where hydropower electricity is not available, which often is the higher altitude areas near 4000 meters above sea level, electricity is accessed through solar panels.

 

In lower trekking altitudes, electricity is freely available. However, in higher altitudes, one would have to pay some amount to get their electronic gadgets charged. Usually, charging costs would come to around Nepalese rupees 200-500 depending upon the altitude. Nevertheless, it is highly suggested to finalize the price before using the service and if possible, it would be even better to bring your power bank.

 

Also, the most common type of electric socket and plug is the Type C and Type D socket. These operate on a standard voltage of 230 volts with a frequency of 50 Hz. Moreover, it is highly advised to carry universal travel adapters for Type C plugs to ensure compatibility with electrical outlets.

 

Phone, Internet 

Wi-Fi and Internet are available on the trekking trails of Everest base camp. May not be available throughout the trail, yet service will be available for a good amount of the journey. There are various ways one could access the internet on the trail. You can buy local SIM cards or connect to the Wi-Fi available at the teahouse.

 

For anyone considering staying online consistently during the journey, buying a local SIM card would be the most convenient option available. You can purchase NTC (Namaste) or Ncell SIM cards upon your arrival at the airport or a shop near your hotel. They are easily available to purchase. While buying the SIM card, you may purchase any of the internet plans that suit you the most. Normally, it would cost you no more than 1000-2000 Nepalese rupees. Buying a SIM card is pretty reliable as it would allow you to be online or call anyone as you wish.

 

Besides these two options, you have one more option to stay connected while doing any treks in the Everest region. You can find Everest Link, which is a telecommunications company based in Nepal that provides internet and Wi-Fi services. They have a network of Wi-Fi hotspots and internet access points in various locations along the trekking routes. There are different plans available for buyers to purchase, and it would cost around 2000-3000 Nepalese rupees.

 

And lastly, it is important to note that internet or Wi-Fi connection quality may not meet the standards of the urban areas.

 

Attached Bathroom & Hot Shower

Bathrooms and toilets along trekking routes of Everest base camp differ as per the trekking trail and it very much depends upon the teahouses you stay as well. Some premium teahouses in lower elevations such as Lukla, Phakding, and Namchhe Bazaar offer rooms with attached bathrooms and hot water running.

 

However, most teahouses are standard and offer basic amenities like rooms, food, bathrooms, electricity, and showers. They offer shared bathrooms with squat-type toilets. In some teahouses, you can find Western types of toilets as well. They may not seem luxurious but are convenient for trekkers on the trail.

 

Hot showers may not be readily accessible in every teahouse, but in instances where they are unavailable, one can request one for an extra fee. Typically, this service costs between 300 to 500 Nepalese rupees, varying based on the altitude. 

 

Best Trekking Season 

Everest Base Camp  Luxury Trek is one of the most loved trekking trails in Nepal. Many have the trail on their bucket list so most do not want to mess up their experience by traveling at the wrong time. So, for anyone, hoping to visit Everest Base Camp, here’s a glimpse of what every season looks like on the trail:

 

Autumn (September-November)

One of the best times to do Everest Base Camp is from September to November during the Autumn season. During this day, the skies are clear, the weather is stable, and the temperature is moderate. As it is post-monsoon season, trails are pretty much dry and visibility during this time is excellent.

According to temperature data, during this time of the year, the maximum temperature typically ranges from 7 to 17 °C during the day, while the minimum temperature drops to about 2 °C or below at night.

While clear skies and excellent visibility for mountain views, stable weather conditions, moderate temperatures ideal for trekking, and vibrant autumn foliage are a few of the advantages of trekking in this season, there are some cons as well.

One of the disadvantages of trekking EBC during the autumn season is the high number of trekkers on the trail. This will result in crowded trails and of course teahouses and lodges.

 

Winter Season (December–February)

Winter is another beautiful time to explore Everest but this beautiful season brings its challenges. It is the coldest time of the year so expect to see thick snow levels and icy trails. Besides the challenges of extreme cold, the season offers some of the greatest vistas of the Himalayas. Visibility is excellent at this time of the year and crowd-free trials.

The maximum temperature around this time of the year ranges around 4 °C during the day, while the minimum temperature can drop to -20 °C. Hence, you must be well-equipped with proper clothing and gear.

It is the least popular time for trekking Everest Base Camp so anyone who prefers solitude would be able to enjoy the solitude of the mountains. Also, you get a new look at the mountains other than their rocky self. Stunning mountain vistas are a bonus of trekking at the Everest Base Camp during winter months.

With pros, there are some cons, one should not ignore. It gets extremely cold at this time of the year. So besides cold, the limited availability of teahouses and lodges in higher elevations is another disadvantage of trekking in this season. Also, the trails get snowed, making trekkers' journeys challenging.

 

Spring Season (March-May)

Spring (March, April, and May) is another ideal time for Everest Base Camp trekking beside the Autumn season. During this time, trails get vibrant with blooming rhododendrons, and stunning mountain backdrops. As it is post-winter season, the weather starts to warm up hence offering perfect weather temperatures for trekking.

According to temperature data, during this time of the year, the maximum temperature typically ranges from 10-15 °C during the day, while the minimum temperature drops to about 0 to -5°C at night.

The weather at this time of the year is mild. It is neither too cold nor too hot. Along with favorable weather conditions, the blooms of rhododendrons are another specialty of this season. Similarly, clear skies offer breathtaking vistas and there are fewer crowds compared to autumn.

However, there is a possibility of rain showers, especially in the lower elevations. Also, as the weather gets warmer, snow starts melting which makes paths slippery. Hence carefulness is required.

 

Summer/Monsoon Season (June-August)

Summer coincides with the monsoon season. It is the wettest and hottest time of the year, but a beautiful time to observe nature’s abundance. Hills gleam with flowers and lush greenery.

As per temperature, during this time of the year, the maximum temperature at Everest region would be 10 -15 °C during the day, and the minimum temperature would be 5 °C at night. 

During this time of the year, there is high precipitation thus cloudy skies may sour the experience. Nevertheless, the view when the clouds clear is one of the most spectacular. Besides that, flourishing vegetation and crownless trails are some of the perks of trekking at this time of the year.

Muddy trails, rain, mist, and flight cancellations are some of the cons of traveling around monsoon season. Hence, it is highly suggested to travel with a flexible schedule if you would like to trek EBC during this time.

 

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is a type of mountain sickness that can occur when hiking at a higher elevation. It is caused when our body is unable to acclimatize to the lower oxygen levels and atmospheric pressure at high altitude areas. There are 3 different types of altitude sickness categorized based on their levels of sickness.

 

1. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

It is one of the mild forms of altitude sickness. If treated immediately trekkers can complete the trek without any delay. However, if ignored, it can result in something more serious.

Common symptoms of AMS include tiredness, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, and headaches. These symptoms can be treated with medication. However, one should not just ignore these symptoms.

 

2. High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE)

It is another type of mountain sickness but a more serious one. In this type, fluid is collected in the lungs and it can be very dangerous. It is one of the main causes of death as well.

The symptoms of HAPE are similar to AMS so one can ignore the seriousness and may think medication can solve the issue. However, the situation can quickly escalate to seriousness as symptoms change to shortness of breath, dry coughs, severe headache, confusion state, and loss of coordination.

During such conditions, seeking immediate medical attention is required. Delay in medical attention can lead to life-threatening events so it is very important to be mindful of a patient's condition.

Nevertheless, it is a treatable condition so one should not be entirely scared about it. However, it is quite important to not exhaust our bodies while hiking at high elevations.

 

3. High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

HACE is another serious version of altitude sickness. In this type, fluid is collected in the brain and thus is life-threatening. This happens when our body is unable to adapt to low oxygen levels at higher elevations.

Symptoms of HACE include severe headache which won’t be treated with medication, confusion, irritability, hallucinations, loss of balance and coordination, and blurred vision along with symptoms of AMS but a bit more severe.

Just like HAPE, immediate medical attention is needed. Alongside, descending the patient to a lower altitude is also equally important.

 

Preventive of Altitude sickness

Following are the ways to prevent altitude sickness while hiking the high-altitude trekking areas of Nepal.

  • Do not miss the acclimatization days 
  • Do not rush the journey
  • Constantly Hydrate yourself
  • Say no to smoking, and drinking while hiking
  • Take medications
  • Drink plenty of garlic soup 

 

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is highly recommended for trekking in Everest base camp. It is one of the most important travel documents every traveler must have. While it may not be a mandatory travel document to enter Nepal, it is still essential to purchase insurance if you are considering trekking at higher altitudes. Everest base camp luxury trek is in remote areas and is in high elevations. Hence, it involves health risks such as altitude sickness, and injuries which can be financially stressful. Additionally, travel plans can be disrupted due to various reasons such as flight cancellations or personal emergencies. Therefore, to cover such events, travel insurance can come in handy.

 

Nevertheless, it is very important to keep in mind that you purchase a nice insurance plan. The luxury Everest base camp trek ranges over 5000 meters in elevation. Hence, you must make sure, their insurance covers an altitude of 6000 meters, has emergency medical treatment, and evacuation by helicopter. These are essential provisions to have in your travel insurance while Everest base camp luxury trekking.

 

Currency Exchange

It is highly suggested to exchange your currency for Nepalese currency while trekking to the Everest base camp. In Kathmandu, you can shop using their credit/debit card or even with dollars but it is not the same case everywhere else.

 

The local currency of Nepal is Nepalese Rupees (NPR or Rs): US $1 = NPR 132, Euro 1 = NPR 142, Canadian Dollar 1 = NPR 97, Australian Dollar 1 = NPR 88, and so on,

 

Trekking trails in Everest region only accept Nepalese currency so before you embark on the trek, do not forget to exchange your currencies. Besides, bring enough cash that will last you till the duration of your journey. ATM or card services are rarely available on the trail. 

 

Required Permit

Permits are essential if you wish to trek Everest base camp. The necessary permits are the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu municipality permit. Usually, these permits are prepared by trekking agencies travelers are traveling with so trekkers may not worry about how to access it.

 

Nevertheless, one can access the Sagarmatha National Park permit from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or the entry checkpoint in Monjo along the trekking route. The permit fee is payable in Nepalese Rupees (NPR) and is subject to change. Currently, the permit fee is USD 30 (3000 Nepalese rupees).

 

Khumbu Rural Municipality Enter Permit can also be gained from the Nepal Board Office in Kathmandu. The permit fee for foreign travelers is USD 20 (NRP 2000).

 

Trekking permits are essential and to travel without them will result in monetary fines for the travelers. These permit fees go into the maintenance of the trails and the authority makes proper use of it as well.

 

Typical Trekking Day

A typical day while Everest base camp luxury trek follows a well-established routine. Generally, the day begins around 6 in the morning, with trekkers waking up and freshening up before enjoying a hearty breakfast. 

 

After breakfast, we begin the trek and walk for about 3-4 hours with breaks in between to take a rest and enjoy the surroundings. Around noon, you will stop at a teahouse along the trail for lunch, where you can choose from a variety of options. Teahouses are accommodating to dietary restrictions and will often prepare meals according to trekkers' preferences. 

 

Following lunch, the journey continues, with breaks in between as needed, until the destination for the day is reached in the late afternoon. Upon arrival, you will settle into your accommodations at the teahouse and enjoy a hearty dinner. While this routine provides a general overview of a typical trekking day, it's important to note that each day may bring new experiences and variations. Some days may require waking up earlier than usual for new experiences or to reach a specific destination. Thus, expect unique experiences every day you are walking the Himalayan trail.

 

Is the Everest base camp luxury trek worth it?

Yes, The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is truly worth it. The trek offers a unique blend of adventure and comfort. It allows you to explore the stunning landscapes of the Everest region while enjoying the indulgence of luxury accommodations, the best traditional cuisine, a copper ride, and meeting legendary sherpas. Just Imagine waking up to breathtaking views of the serenity of nature and then retiring to a cozy luxury lodge in the evening. It's an experience that goes beyond the ordinary trekking journey.

Moreover, Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek allows you to witness the close grandeur of Mount Everest. Successfully making it to the base camp of the world's highest peak is a moment that will stay with you forever. This type of achievement and the awe-inspiring beauty of the surroundings make the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek genuinely worth it.

 

Gorekshep - Lukla chopper ride

As part of the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek, you have the opportunity to enjoy a thrilling helicopter shuttle from Gorekshep to Lukla. This helicopter ride not only saves time but also provides a unique aerial perspective of the Everest region.

Gorekshep, the last village before reaching Everest base camp, serves as the vantage point for this exhilarating helicopter shuttle. After trekking to Kalapathar and relishing the awe-inspiring sunrise over the Himalayas, you'll board the helicopter for a scenic flight back to Lukla.

During the helicopter shuttle, you'll be treated to the breathtaking scenery of the snow-capped peaks, deep valleys, and winding trails you have trekked. It's a fantastic way to finish your Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek.

So, come along and enjoy the luxury amenities throughout your trek to the Everest region with the Everest base camp luxury trek. It is one of the best experiences of a lifetime.

 

WAT Team

Our team of experienced and skilled guides and porters will assist you all through your journey. Our guides hold government licensing for mountain trekking, hence are trained and government-authorized. Proficient in intensive wilderness first aid, responsible tourism, effective communication, and professionalism, they are dedicated to ensuring a seamless journey. Beyond their commitment to smooth operations, they are enthusiastic advocates for Himalayan landscapes, investing deliberate efforts to promote their beauty. Recognizing their dedication, we ensure fair compensation and comprehensive care for our team members, considering them integral to our operations and deeply valuing their hard work.  

 

We also prioritize the safety of our team members, providing them with the necessary gear and training to ensure their safety. We also strive to provide a safe and secure working environment, with zero tolerance for any form of harassment or discrimination.

 

Departure after Trek

To make your journey smooth, our team will arrange a drop-off service when it’s time to depart. It is part of our complimentary airport transfers included in our trek package. One of our representatives will meet you at your hotel approximately three hours before your scheduled flight time. They will accompany you to the airport, ensuring a hassle-free transition, and bid you a safe journey back home.

FAQ's

Yes, We provide an airport pick-up and drop-up service to ensure a smooth transition from the airport to your staying Hotel. We will take flight details while arranging the trek after booking your trip.

The best seasons for trekking to Everest Base Camp are generally Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November). During these periods, the weather is relatively stable, skies are clear, and temperatures are moderate, providing ideal conditions for trekking. Spring and autumn are the most popular seasons which attract a large number of trekkers.

You can obtain a visa for Nepal upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or at land border crossings. The process is easy and requires a completed visa application form, a passport-sized photo, and the applicable visa fee in cash. Visas are also available from Nepalese embassies or consulates abroad.

Along the trekking route, teahouses and lodges provide a variety of meals including local Nepali dishes and more familiar international options. Traditional Nepali dishes such as dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), momo (dumplings), and various types of curries are commonly available. Additionally, you can find pasta, Pizza, noodles, sandwiches, pancakes, and omelets.

The trek to Everest Base Camp is rated as moderately challenging. It involves daily walking for several hours, including uphill and downhill sections. The challenge is intensified by the high altitude. Adequate physical preparation, a positive mindset, and following the guidance of experienced guides contribute to a more enjoyable and successful trek.

While not mandatory, training for the Everest Base Camp trek is highly recommended. Engaging in a fitness regimen that includes cardiovascular exercises and leg strength training helps prepare your body for the physical demands of the trek. Training also contributes to better acclimatization and overall enjoyment of the trek.

Access to clean drinking water is vital during the trek. While bottled water is available for purchase at teahouses, a more sustainable option is to use water purification methods. Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets or a filtration system to treat water from local sources, promoting environmental conservation.

Comprehensive travel insurance is crucial for the Everest Base Camp trek. Ensure that your insurance covers emergency medical expenses, evacuation by helicopter if necessary, trip cancellations, and other potential risks. We will take a copy of the insurance after you book a trek through us.

The trek to Everest Base Camp takes about 12 to 14 days, depending on the specific itinerary. This duration includes acclimatization days, allowing trekkers to gradually adjust to the increasing altitude and reduce the risk of altitude sickness. The trekking route covers approximately 70 miles (112 kilometers) from Lukla to Everest Base Camp.

Yes, you need to obtain two main permits for the Everest base camp trek: the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. Our Company arranged these permits, and it's essential to have them before entering the trekking area.

Everest Base Camp is situated at an elevation of approximately 17,600 feet (5,364 meters) above sea level. The high altitude poses challenges related to oxygen levels, and you need to acclimatize gradually to mitigate the risk of altitude sickness.

The journey to Everest Base Camp begins with a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or by road via Salleri. From Lukla, you can embark on a scenic trek through the Khumbu region, passing through charming Sherpa villages, crossing suspension bridges, and enjoying breathtaking mountain views. The trekking route takes several days and includes acclimatization stops at key points.

Our trek itinerary is designed to facilitate gradual acclimatization, with scheduled rest days at higher altitudes. Staying well-hydrated, avoiding alcohol and tobacco, and paying attention to your body's signals are crucial. If you see the symptoms of altitude sickness such as headaches or nausea, quickly communicate with your guide and consider descending to a lower altitude for recovery.

Yes, trekkers with good health and a positive mindset, even those who have never trekked before can successfully complete the Everest Base Camp trek. The key is adequate physical preparation and adherence to the recommended itinerary, which includes acclimatization days. Beginners are encouraged to engage in a fitness regimen before the trek and follow experienced guides' guidance throughout the journey.

The luggage weight limit for the Lukla flight is typically around 15 kg, combining checked and carry-on bags. It's important to adhere to these limits to facilitate a smooth and safe journey to Lukla.

Yes, Almost all teahouses along the trekking route offer Wi-Fi for a small charge, but the availability reliability, and speed may be limited. Also find alternative methods, such as local SIM cards or satellite phones, for essential communication needs during the trek.

Flight cancellations or delays due to weather conditions are a common occurrence in the Everest region. We plan contingency days into the itinerary to avoid such situations. This allows for flexibility in the schedule, increasing the likelihood of a successful trek. You should be prepared for possible delays and remain flexible with their plans.

Porters typically have weight limits to ensure their safety and well-being. The specific limit is generally around 20 to 25 kg. It's essential to pack efficiently, and we will provide guidelines on the recommended weight for your main duffel bag that the porter carries.

Charging facilities are available in some teahouses along the trekking route, but they may be limited. We advise you to bring a portable power bank to ensure you can charge your devices even in areas with limited electricity. Solar chargers are also a sustainable option for keeping your devices powered during the trek.

Mount Everest has two main base camps: the South Base Camp in Nepal and the North Base Camp in Tibet. The South Base Camp in Nepal is the more popular destination for trekkers and climbers, while the North Base Camp in Tibet is accessible from the Tibetan side.

We typically employ experienced and well-trained guides. Guides undergo training in mountain safety, first aid, and local knowledge. They play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and enjoyment of the trek for participants. The expertise of guides enhances the overall trekking experience, providing valuable insights into the local culture and environment.

The booking and payment methods for the Everest Base Camp trek with World Alpine Treks involve an initial deposit to secure your reservation. Once you book your trip with us and deposit the booking amount, we shall issue a confirmation letter in writing. Please go through the details in the confirmation letter thoroughly.

Yes, World Alpine Treks has a cancellation and refund policy in place. In case of tour cancellation, 10% of the trip cost will be charged as the cancellation fee. Please carefully review and understand the terms and conditions outlined in the policy before making a reservation.

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Reviews

Nacho G, USA

Unforgettable Experience of Everest Base Camp

The best Everest trekking guide! Deepak is genuinely exceptional. From the moment we embarked on our journey, his expertise, and passion for the mountains were evident. His extensive knowledge of the Everest region, coupled with his impeccable communication skills, made our trek an unforgettable experience. Deepak's patience and understanding were remarkable, as he catered to each group member's needs and pace, ensuring that everyone felt comfortable and safe throughout the entire trek. Not only did he provide valuable insights into the local culture and surroundings, but his infectious smile and positive energy lifted our spirits even during challenging moments.

If you're planning an Everest base camp trek, I can't emphasize enough how invaluable Deepak's guidance and companionship are. He goes above and beyond to ensure an incredible adventure, and I wholeheartedly recommend him as the ultimate Everest trekking guide.


 

Fureena, USA

Excellent trip to ABC & EBC with a Professional Guide

A very special thanks to my really good guide, Deepak. I don't think I can find a better one. I traveled solo and he was always there advising me on things to buy, also taking good care of me and answering all my queries during my trek. When I had blisters and walked with so much pain, he always made jokes to make me feel better. Would choose Alpine Treks because of Deepak on all my future Nepal trips as my trip was a success! The Alpine Treks team is amazing and everyone showed more care than interest in money which I found truly amazing. They always prioritized my safety, and food and made sure I was always contented with everything. They give very good service. Deepak personally sent and fetched me from the airport and they always had lovely greetings and farewells.

My trip went very well because I decided to go with World Alpine Treks. It's really important to find the right trekking company and I especially recommend them as they were more interested in my well-being and to enjoy my stay in Nepal more than anything else. There was full transparency from the start to the end & Deepak always answered every query I had even before I arrived in Nepal. World Alpine Treks is a trustable, honorable company and I would recommend it to all. Have been on a hiking trip to EBC, ABC & Annapurna Circuit with them.


 

Victoria O, USA

Everest Base Camp Trek Experience 

The Everest Base Camp Trek with Deepak as a guide was probably the best experience of my life. It’s important to have someone taking care of you and looking up to your well-being, safety, and comfort while you are facing an experience as challenging. Deepak took care of booking the best and most comfortable accommodations all along the way, ordering our food, getting all the tickets (plane, national park, etc) since they were included in the price, and helped us manage the high properly (we had NO issues at all under his watch) and most importantly was super involved in making our experience perfect. We become friends with both Guide and Sherpa along the way.

I wouldn’t have imagined how amazing this experience would be. I am forever grateful to Deepak and his company, who also took care of helping us get last-minute clothes since our bags were delayed 12 days (this was completely out of their scope of work, and they did it only out of kindness and devotion to their job). I would recommend anyone who makes this experience with World Alpine Treks, a great and very professional company, and most importantly, owned by great people.


 

Horng C, Taiwan

Deepak is a Good Guide

I have been to EBC and had Deepak as my guide. He is very professional, warm, and cute. He took care of our group and helped us immediately with whatever we needed. During the 13 days, he gave us a lot of good suggestions to make the trip safer. I trust him and enjoy my time in Nepal very much. If you are going to Nepal for trekking, EBC is a good choice and Deepak is a good guide to consider.
我曾經去尼泊爾的EBC健行,並且認識了高山嚮導Deepak。他非常的專業、溫暖,而且很可愛。在10幾天的旅行中,他給了我們很多的建議,讓旅程更為安全。是一個值得信任的嚮導。


 

Fureena, Australia

Excellent trip to ABC & EBC with a professional Guide

A very special thanks to my really good guide, Deepak. I don't think I can find a better one. I traveled solo and he was always there advising me on things to buy, also taking good care of me and answering all my queries during my trek. When I had blisters and walked with so much pain, he always made jokes to make me feel better. Would choose Alpine Treks because of Deepak on all my future Nepal trips as my trip was a success! The Alpine Treks team is amazing and everyone showed more care than interest in money which I found truly amazing. They always prioritized my safety, and food and made sure I was always contented with everything. They give very good service. Deepak personally sent and fetched me from the airport and they always had lovely greetings and farewells.

My trip went very well because I decided to go with World Alpine Treks. It's really important to find the right trekking company and I especially recommend them as they were more interested in my well-being and to enjoy my stay in Nepal more than anything else. There was full transparency from the start to the end & Deepak always answered every query I had even before I arrived in Nepal. World Alpine Treks is a trustable, honorable company and I would recommend it to all. Have been on a hiking trip to EBC, ABC & Annapurna Circuit with them.


 

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