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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
A 25 minute flight to Kathmandu and free day at Kathmandu Hotel.
A half day guided tour to several historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites.
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.
Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.
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We always try to be flexible to design the trip itinerary for our client’s needs. However, if you are not convinced as our suggested itinerary then off-course you are always welcome to customize or change the trip itinerary.
Holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.
An average physical fitness should be maintained prior to booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you maximum time to acclimatize and pace-setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience. If you are having regular medication then tell us before the trip started which would be better for us to give you the physical feedback.
Our main concern is your safety. We never compromised on your safety during the Trekking and all our guides are properly trained and well equipped to take care of our client's safety even in remote areas as well.
There would be always back support in case of an emergency situation like severe high-altitude sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be sent to the nearest hospital, if possible, otherwise rescued by a helicopter and sent you to the hospital as soon as possible. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred for the use of such emergency services, please make sure that your travel insurance covers both- medical and emergency evacuation costs.
It is not a problem at all because in a mountain most of the tea houses/lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide will take care at the time of cooking and on a camping trek, our cook and staffs will care all about the food section.
Most of the lodges in the mountains are basic like a guest house or tea house style. In a few major settlements Lodges are upgraded, where are the possibilities we provide you with the best accommodation! Also, it depends upon the service packages.
Lately, most of the teahouses have electricity supply even with solar panels. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. But charging your battery you should have to pay an additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx. per hour.), in order to get your gadgets to be charged.
Now a day’s most of the major village has a cell phone network connection. However, in a remote area where cell phone does not work, and even if there is not any other communication access then we send satellite phone along with our guide so you can easily be in touch with your family.
Yes, either you can store at the same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.
The luggage must not exceed up to 20 kilograms. A trekking helper (porter) carries the baggage of fewer than 20 kilograms. This bag can be received at the end of each day’s trek and you should carry the rest of the weight as a day bag with all your money and valuables inside it.
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 25 to USD 900 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff.