The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is a perfect combination of luxury trekking with one of the most famous and sought-after trekking journeys in the world. Trek to the base camp of Mount Everest, all the while taking in the amazingly diverse and vibrant landscape and topography of the Khumbu region, its rich Sherpa culture and prominence and it’s ethereal Himalayan ranges as you enjoy the height of luxury that is available in the remote and isolated mountains of Nepal. It is an ideal package that caters towards finer hotels and better accommodations at locations in the Khumbu like Phakding, Lukla and Namche Bazaar.
Start off the trek with an amazing tour of the Kathmandu valley where you will visit cultural heritage sites like the city’s Durbar Square and its Buddhist and Hindu temples. Take a dramatic short flight to Lukla from the capital and enjoy the fascinating views of the changing terrains below as the plane flies around mountains and tall hills to land at the Lukla Airport- one of the most daring airports in the world. Feel the difference in the air as you inhale fresh crisp Himalayan wind when you arrive at Lukla to begin your trek to the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain peak.
Furthermore, revel in the luxury of the grand accommodation while there, and savor the opulence of first-class service that is the specialty of the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek.Make your way through the deep river valleys and cross glacial rivers like the Imja and the Dudh Koshi to arrive at famous Khumbu villages like Namche Bazaar and Tengboche.
Observe the Sherpa culture and traditions of the local mountain people and immerse yourself in the sight of magnificent mountain peaks like Everest, Changtse, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kongdi RI, the Kusum Kangraru and the Thamserku among many others as they appear at the foreground of the valleys and towns while on the trekking trail. Hike under the canopy of rhododendron and azalea flowers as you walk on paths surrounded by verdant alpine woods of the Sagarmatha National Park. Then celebrate your accomplishment as you reach the base camp of Mount Everest, a base that is located right in the centre of the Himalayas and surrounded by vast expanses of ice and snow. Follow the trail alongside the Khumbu Glacier and the Khumbu Icefall as you trudge besides the icy moraine. Visit Kalapatthar, a famous vantage point of the region popular for its panorama of the entire Mount Everest massif.
The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek presents the opportunity to really saturate oneself in the Khumbu region’s many attributes with the added revelation of finer accommodations.
The trekking will start with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport. Lukla airport offers you with lifetime experience as it is one of the dangerous airports in the world. The runway of the airport lies between the two hills which is the difficult runaway for the experienced pilot also. Its airfield is at high elevation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 60 metres. From here trekkers will begin their trek to the Phakding with green landscape and view of Kusum Kangaru. The trekkers will stay at the guesthouse here and enjoy the evening and night time with the local cuisine and dinner.
From Phakding trekkers have to cross the river to reach the valley. The trail is near to the river valley with beautiful blue pine and rhododendron forest. After crossing the Dudh Koshi at Benkar , trekkers can get the sight of snow capped peaks of Kusum Kangaru and Thamserku. It is only the short walk to Monjo where trekkers gather around to have lunch. From Monjo , National Park is about a short distance. In the hours of daylight the walking is a little problematic and is an uphill way to Namche bazaar. The trail now goes to the generally flat terrain, crossing back to the right bank to the meeting point of the Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi Rivers. The trekkers have to walk through the large suspension bridge.
This is the day for acclimatization to the trekkers. The trekkers will hike to Syangboche Airport 3700 metres, the highest airport in the world. Then continue to climb to the Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam and Tawache. On the way back you can visit Sherpa culture museum and Everest Photo Gallery.
From here, trekkers have to walk towards the park headquarters and climb up above the Dudh Koshi River. The path to Dingboche blesses with the monastery situated below the summit of Mt Everest and bordered by other snow capped peaks. The trekkers can also get the picture of local flora and fauna with the amazing Danphe( national bird of Nepal). After coming at the reforestation area of Trashinga, the track moves down until it comes across the Dudh Koshi River at Phunki Tenga 3250m. After this, it is initially steep through pine, fir, black juniper and rhododendron forests towards Tengboche.
Trekkers have to go high above the Imja River and get further on to the tea houses at Orsho before crossing the river and old glacial moraines on the track to the community of Dingboche. The Mt Everest here is hidden behind the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge.
The trekkers will start hiking after breakfast in the hotel. You have to ascend Nagerjun Hill located on the flanks of the Chuukung valley directly above Dingboche. The foot path becomes steep at times resulting in a physically challenging day. From this altitude there are stunning views of Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Taboche Peak, Thamserku, Kangtega and Amadablam. On a clear day you can even see the Makalu and great views of the Pheriche Valley. After a short break, go back to Dingboche and take a nice rest for a night before starting another day.
You can trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla, passing the Trekkers Aid post at Pheriche.The trekking starts with the large flat land on wide open fields. Then, crossing the Khumbu Khola at Dughla, the trekkers eat a light lunch at the foot of the huge terminal moraines of Khumbu glacier. The fantastic view of Pumori and across the border in Tibet, Changste are seen at the top of the valley.
The trekking starts from the wide valley of Khumbu Glacier. It is the firm, slow and steady way towards the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier. The trails make a sequence of small up and down over an unsteady track lined with cairns that shows the way eventually to the blue glacial sands of Gorakshep 5160m. Then, the trekkers head off towards the Everest Base Camp, it is the point for the Mountaineers to summit the peak. They again trek back to Gorakshep in the afternoon and stay there.
An early morning hike to Kala Patthar from Gorakshep is another highlight of the trip. Kalapatthar is a famous vantage point popular for providing panoramic views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Chagatse, Lhotse and the Pumori among many other peaks. Similarly, hike to Kalapatthar is done early at dawn because the sight of the rising sun seen from the vantage point is absolutely amazing. The sun rises from amidst the Mount Everest Mountains. Moreover, it changes the color of the mountains from silver to gold. After spending time at Kalapatthar, you will return to Gorak Shep and walk down to Pheriche
The trekkers trek back to Tengboche from Pheriche. The path is pleasant with the views of mountains and forests and reaches to the Tengboche village. The trekkers stay here overnight to explore the village and surrounding. The next morning , they begin their journey to Namche Bazaar. They pass through Tengboche and continue towards the canvas of Monjo valley. The trekkers reach Namche Bazaar and stay overnight in a lodge.
This trekking trail follows a sandy path with strenuous walk. The trail is full of views of landscape and some mountain scenarios. The trekkers can explore Lukla bazaar and local shops. You can also celebrate your successful trekking with special brands of drinks.
Fly from Lukla Airport to Kathmandu Airport and enjoy the panoramic views of snowy mountains from the window of the plane.
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