Everest Luxury Trek
Everest Luxury Trek is a breathtaking journey to Everest Base Camp while staying at comfortable luxury lodges with all the modern conveniences of a hotel. The trek takes you to Khumbu region of Nepal, perhaps the most famous region in the entire Himalaya. Now it is possible to trek in these famous valleys while staying at comfortable lodges with all the modern conveniences of a hotel. The luxury hotels are at a standard far better than anything else available in the area. These hotels offer spacious rooms which are enjoyably decorated and with running hot and cold water in an attached bathroom. Best of all, each lodge has been cautiously sited to present a magnificent panorama of the Himalaya or surrounding valley from the lodge itself. The scenery during this Everest Luxury Trek is some of the most spectacular landscapes in the Himalaya. The trek provides a look into traditional life and culture of the high Sherpa villages, their Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and their sacred peaks and valleys.
Everest Luxury Trek lets you enjoy and savor the Sherpa culture at Namche Bazaar (the gateway to Everest), the twin villages of Khunde and Khumjung. These villages are the more bigger settlements at the higher valleys of Khumbu. The sacred Khumbila or Khumbu Yül-Lha (5761 meters), and visits to Tengboche monastery and Laude Gomba (also has a famous meditative cave where Rimpoches meditated) adds a spiritual touch to the trek. Incredible views of Everest rising behind Lhotseface and the nearby Ama Dablam (regarded as one of the most beautiful mountain on the world) are also main attractions of Everest Luxury Trek.
- Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1400 meters) .
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel)
- Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2810 meters) .
An early morning scenic flight to Lukla (35 minutes) is followed by a leisurely breakfast at Lukla. The day is spent with a visit to the small and pretty village of Chaurikharka and a short hike to gain some altitude for acclimatization. The busy markets of Lukla and the view of the inclined runaway provides an interesting sight and start to the trek. (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 03: Trek to Monjo (2835 meters) .
The trail gradually drops into the Dudh Koshi Valley and passes through the lovely Sherpa villages of Chauri Kharka, Cheplung, then undulates through villages of Thado Koshi, Ghat, and finally arrives at Phakding. First views of Kusum Kanguru (6367 meters) can be viewed at Thado Koshi just before a small climb at Thado Koshi. During the day and in most of the other days on the trek, we follow the Dudh Koshi river and pass through couple of suspension bridges and several mani walls, mani stone, chorten, stupas and prayer flags with snow capped mountains in the background. During the day, we follow the Dudh Koshi River and cross the river several times on the suspension bridges. Views of Thamserku (6623 meters) and the holy mountain Khumbila or Khumbu Yül-Lha (5761 meters) shows themselves for the first time as we trek through small villages of Tok Tok, Ghat, Benkar and finally Monjo. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) .
The trail enters into the Sagarmatha National Park after Monjo. The path drops down to Jorsalle and steadily follows the river for a while until the start of steep climb with a dramatic suspension bridge (situated at more than 50 meters above the river) joining the two different valley. First glimpse of Everest (8848 meters) with the Lohtse face infront of it can be enjoyed on the midway of the climb through the pine forests, on the way to Namche Bazaar. This famous town in the lap of the Himalayas also offers the best views of the Kongde Range. (4 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 05: Trek to Tashinga (3600 meters) .
The trek continues on a well maintained path in the morning with towering mountains on almost every direction. After passing a couple of teahouses at Kyangjuma, the trail goes off the regular trail and heads towards the isolated village of Tashinga. The village consists of very few traditional houses and are untouched by the western culture compared to all the other villages passed by so far. Tashinga also provides one of the most majestic views of Thamserku (6623 meters) and Kang Tega (6782 meters). The afternoon can be enjoyed with a short hike towards the Mong La. (3 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 06: Visit Tengboche Monastery and return to Tashinga.
In the morning the path starts to drop down to the river passing small teashops at the village of Lausasa and finally reaches Phunki Tenga at the bottom of the valley. Yet another suspension bridge helps us to cross the river at Phunki Tenga and then an identical climb to Namche awaits. The climb through a thin Rhododenron forests finally ends at Thyanboche. Tengboche is famous for the Tengboche Monastery, the biggest and the most important monastery of the region. Tengboche also offers stunning panoramic views of Everest with the Lohtse face, Ama Dablam (6812 meters), Khangtega (6782 meters) and the Kongde Range. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 07: Trek to Mende (3800 meters) .
The trek heads back to the small teashops at Sanasa and leaving the trail to Namche behind, heads to a new direction. A gradual uphill walk leads us to the twin villages of Khumjung (3780 meters) and Khunde (3840 meters), located at the bottom of Khumbu Yül-Lha (5761 meters), the holy mountain which is not allowed to climb. A school at Khumjung, started and built by Sir Edmund Hillary himself and a proper hospital in Khunde are the two main attractions of these villages. After Khunde, the trail starts to descend passing through the Syangboche Airport (3720 meters) and heads towards the Thame Valley. The trail passes through a forest and a final steep climb at the end of the day leads to another quiet village, Mende. The village is very similar to Tashinga but is a bit bigger than Tashinga. (7 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 08: Visit Thame and return to Mende .
A steep climb of couple of hundred meters leads to the Laude Monastery. Many people visit this monastery to meditate in it. After a brief visit to the monastery, yet another descend follow. The trail drops down to the river and after crossing it, a short climb finally ends at the village of the Thame. Thame is one of the oldest settlements of the whole Khumbu region and a whole new range of mountains in the valley can be seen. The return route is a bit shorter and easier than the route taken earlier in the morning. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 09: Trek to Monjo (2835 meters) .
A steep drop followed by an undulating trail leads into Namche Bazaar, finally connecting the trek again with the same route taken at the start of the trek. On the way down from Namche, we take a last look at the Everest and merrily continue the trek down to river. The exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and a brief drop leads to the village of Monju and ends the days trek. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 10: Trek to Lukla (2810 meters) .
We trek back to Lukla via same route taken before and end the trek at Lukla. We also bid farewell to our support crew and formally end their trek for them as well. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu .
A 25 minute flight to Kathmandu and a whole day to explore the capital. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 12: Sightseeing at Kathmandu .
A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 13: Departure .
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future. (Breakfast included)
ITINERARY CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUESTS ACCORDING TO YOUR CONVENIENCE . Bad weather has been a recurring problem at Lukla in the last few years and caused a lot of trouble with flight cancellations. We would like to strongly suggest you to have some spare days at the end of the trek and also a travel insurance that partially or fully covers the sum of emergency evacuation to catch up the international flights. The problems of bad weather at Lukla and people missing their international flights have been well documented in the last few years
- Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
- Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudhanath and Pasupatinath) with city guide and necessary transport.
- 2 in sharing accommodation in Kathmandu 4* stander Hotel with Breakfast.
- 2 In sharing accommodation while on trek a stander hotel (Everest Summit Lodge).
- Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu airfare including airport taxes.
- Accommodation and all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) while on trek in luxury lodges.
- Salary, insurance, food, accommodation for guides and porters.
- A porter to carry your luggage on treks (Per person 15 kilogram luggage).
- National Park entry fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
- First Aid Kit.
- Government taxes and service charge.
- Nepal entry Visa Fee.
- Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Entry fee at the sightseeing sites.
- Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips etc.
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 L.
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
Warm jacket (down)*
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it.
Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.