Everest Luxury Trek

13
Days

Trip Facts

Highlights of the Treks

  • Journey of a lifetime, with view of Mount Everest.
  • One of the most enjoyable treks in Everest Region.
  • Visiting Buddhist Monasteries & Stupas.
  • Experience traditional life and their culture.

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.

Detail Itinerary

  • 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)

  • NOTE:

    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

Includes

  • 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.

Excludes

  • 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.

Gear List

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.

Hiking boots
Socks
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Baselayer shirts
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Waterproof jacket
Sunhat
Warm hat
Sunglasses
Thermal gloves
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.
Antibacterial handwash
Small towel
Daypack,25/30Litres
Trekking poles
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
Warm jacket (down)*

Medical
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills
Anti-headache pills
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.

Faqs

What happens if I have to cancel or postpone my booked trip?
On cancellation, depending on time duration before the cancellation of the trip, cancellation charge will be charged. A trip can be postponed up to a year.
How far in advance can I book?
A trip can be booked as far as one year in advance. We do not book more than one year ahead because of possibility of huge fluctuations in the international exchange rate.
Can I customize trips to make them suite me?
We always try to be flexible with our trips for our client’s convenience. We are open to changes on the trips as long as the proposed itinerary does not harm your own chances of acclimatization on the trips.
Before a trek: What do I need to bring for the trek?
On confirmation of a trek, full lists of required gears would be sent to you or please view our Gear List section on website.
What kind of insurances do I need?
Proper travel insurance is necessary before confirming a trek. At times of emergency cases like evacuation, it will cover your expenses. Make sure to consult with your insurance company about the coverage of the insurance that you have bought.
How do I prepare myself for the physical requirement of the trek?
An average physical fitness should be maintained on prior of 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 a maximum time to acclimatize and pace setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience.
How long will be an average day on the trek?
On average, a day on a trek would be 5-6 hours long. The longest day can be up to 10 hours and 3 hours is the shortest day. It all depends on the region that your are trekking.
How safe are the treks?
Our main objective is your safety. Safety is never compromised and all our guides are properly trained and equipped to take care clients’ safety in even the wildest region of the country.
Is there any arrangement made for emergency while on trekking Tour?
In case of severe sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be rescued by a helicopter. 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 you for both- medical as well as emergency evacuation costs.
On a trek: How are the food and the logistics on the trek?
All the lodges used on the treks are frequently used and trusted by our company. We take our clients review very seriously and never repeat any lodges with complaints on their food on lodge/ tea house trek. On Camping Trek our trekking cook will provide food cooked in our own camp.
I m a Vegetarian, is that a Problem?
It is not a problem at all because in a mountain tea house / lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide well take care at the time and on a camping trek our cook will care well for the vegetarian food.
How is the standard of the lodges that we use on treks?
Most of the lodges in the mountains are quite basic. On few major towns or settlements, when possible we provide the best lodges possible. There are luxury lodges but it’s not included on the standard treks.
What is the stander of gears use on camping trek?
We use stander quality of (Camping Gears) like tents, dining tents, mattress, etc on a camping trek, Also we provide proper warm jacket, trouser, shoes for the porters too.
Will I be able to charge my mobile and camera during the trek?
Lately, most of the teahouses on the trekking routes have electricity. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. However, on some teahouses which run on solar power, you would have to pay additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx.), in order to get your gadgets charged.
Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
Now a day’s most of the major village cell phone is work however such a remote place cell phone does not work but land line phone is available. You can use land line Local phone to call to your relatives.
Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking?
You can’t use credit card on a trekking unless in a certain luxuries hotel.
Can I use foreign currency in the place I visit in trekking?
Well! You may use foreign currency during the trekking but exchange rate may not meet correct rate as city so we recommended you to take enough Nepali currency from Kathmandu where you can exchange.
What opportunities will I have for shower along the trek?
Most of the place they have shower heated by gas and some places headed by solar so you can have shower paying extra cost. However in Camping trek our staffs will provide hot water in bucket for wash and shower.
What safety measures are in place? What safety equipment do your guides carry with them on trek to deal with sickness/accidents?
In every trekking our guide carries first aid kit with basic requirement tools and some medicine for preventing out in an emergency condition.
Is Visit Himalaya's staff insured?
All our staffs are fully covered by Insurance and high altitude evacuation if necessary.
Do I get refund if trek finished earlier then the schedule?
After conformation your trip we manage our field staff giving them a full wages of the trip duration so you won’t get refunds. If any case you drop from the trip by illness or any case there will be not any refundable.
Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?
We provide 2 in sharing porter for carry your gears in Tea house trek (Lodge Trek) and such a demanding camping trek we use Yak, Mules, for carry the loads. Our porter carry 20 to 25 kilograms so we suggest each person‘s good weight 10 to 12 Kilograms. You need to carry your own day pack with your valuable items.
Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?
Yes either you can store same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.
Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?
Yes you can obtain your Nepal Visa upon arrival in Kathmandu Nepal. More details of Nepal visa please follow the link given. Nepal Visa Information.
How much luggage is allowed on treks?
The luggage must not exceed up to 20 kilos. A trekking helper (porter) carries a baggage of less than 15 kilos. 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.
About Tipping and Suggestion:-
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 minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs.
The best time to Visit Nepal - October to November :-
October to November also referred as the autumn season, this is the time of the year with the clear blue skies and green and lush valleys, easily making it the best time in the year to visit Nepal. Adding to the weather is also the festive season that falls in these months, Tihar, the festival of lights (also known as the festival of the brothers and sisters) being the highlight of the many festivals. The temperature can be hot in the days with clear sky with no rains and can be very pleasant for the views of the mountains.
December to February :-
December to February it is winter in Nepal in these 3 months in Nepal. High altitude trekking can be unbearable because of the freezing cold, with many treks with high passes being close at this time of the year. This could be easily the best time to visit and do some moderate treks like Annapurna Base Camp, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Trek etc if a quiet, peaceful and less people on trails is your priority. The weather remains calm, rainfall is rare during these months and trekking is still very much possible and enjoyable as well.
March to May :-
March to May The spring season falls during this time and is easily the busiest time of the year in some parts, Everest Trekking trail in particular being the busiest region. The days can get really hot, at times temperature crossing 30 degrees Celsius mark but the jungles with blossoming colourful Rhododendrons and other flowers with towering snow capped pinnacles at the background are an absolute delight to watch. March to May, along with October to November are the best months to trek in Nepal.
June to September :-
June to September The worst time to trek in Nepal as heavy rains, floods and landslides are common until mid September. However, places like the Upper Dolpo and upper parts of Mustang are the places to be at this time of the year because of the least rainfall in these areas. Apart from these areas, all other areas are a nuisance to trek during these times because of the rains and the problems like leeches, muddy trails, cancelled flights.

Notes

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.

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