Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek - 12 Days

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Know before you go
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Best Season March - May and Oct - Dec
  • Trip Area Everest Region
  • Maximum Altitude 5,545m.|18,192ft.

Highlights

  • Trek to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar
  • Return in a helicopter flying over the Khumbu region and giant Khumbu glaciers
  • Enjoy multiple days of trekking through alpine forests and Sherpa villages
  • Visit ancient monasteries along the trekking route
  • Witness breathtaking landscapes in every bend of the trail
  • With the rise in the elevation, the journey only gets thrilling and immersive
  • Unwind amidst giant mountains and live a simple life far away from modern cities still enjoying luxury accommodation
  • Witness excellent aerial views while returning from Kala Patthar to Kathmandu

Enjoy luxurious accommodation and delicious food on our special Everest Base Camp luxury trek package. The trek offers stunning mountain scenery and leads you to the lap of Mt. Everest (8,848.86 /29,032 ft) while staying in the best comfortable lodges along the way.

Tracing the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first-ever humans to reach the top of Mt. Everest, you walk by alpine woods and picturesque Sherpa villages. The Everest Base Camp luxury trek lets the trekkers experience world-class trekking in one of the extreme parts of the world. 

What makes the Everest Base Camp luxury trek 12 days a remarkable trip is the helicopter return from Kala Patthar. The journey combines breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas and Khumbu Glacier, which only a handful of trekkers get to enjoy. Everest Base Camp luxury trekking is more expensive than the usual trekking packages to EBC, but it is also one of the most rewarding trips to the base of Mt. Everest.

Everest base camp trek with helicopter return is the perfect package if you are trekking solo, in a group, or with your family. The itinerary is well designed to suit everybody, and you get accompanied by our best guides. As you do not have to retrace the path back to Lukla, the trek has now become shorter, perfect for travelers bound by time. 

Views during the Everest Base Camp Luxury trek

First of all, you will get to witness a constant stunning panorama of snow-capped Himalayan mountains like Everest (8,848.86 /29,032 ft), Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft), Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft), Cho Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft), Thamserku (6,608 m/21,680 ft), Pumori (7,161 m/23,494 ft), Island Peak (6,160 m/20,210 ft), etc during the Everest base camp trek with helicopter return. The trek offers diverse landscapes, from lush green valleys to dry barren hills and glistening glaciers. 

Many parts of the trek cross lovely waterfalls and bloomed rhododendron forests. The villages along the trekking route are beautiful. Meet with the locals of the Himalayas and get to know their distinct lifestyles. Likewise, there are ancient monasteries, stupas, chortens, prayer wheels, and colorful prayer flags that decorate the trails.

What makes Nepal Nirvana Trails unique?

You get the best Everest Base Camp luxury trek cost with us. We have an easy refund and booking system. No waiting or delays. We also offer a tailor-made Everest Base Camp short trek itinerary that you can custom design as per your time availability. We make the trip hassle-free for you. 

Everest Base Camp luxury trek is one of the easy EBC treks. Join Everest Base Camp luxury trekking in 2022 autumn or do the early booking for Everest Base Camp luxury trek in 2023 spring/autumn to get the best price. 

Some other Everest base camp trek packages that may interest you are mentioned below: Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri, Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, and Everest Base Camp Trek with Lobuche Peak Climbing.

Itinerary

Day to Day Details

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At your scheduled arrival time, our agent and driver will greet you at the airport. You will be escorted to the hotel. At 5:00 p.m., you will meet with the trek guide for a briefing and equipment check. If your trekking equipment is insufficient, you may need to do some last-minute shopping. A welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Overnight stay at the Hyatt Regency or Kathmandu Marriott Hotel.

 

  • Luxury Hotel
  • Welcome Dinner
  • 1,400m.|4,592ft.

Duration: Flight time is 35 minutes, and the journey takes 3 to 4 hours to reach Phakding (8 km)

A short, thrilling flight to Lukla kicks off your expedition to the life-changing adventures of reaching Mt. Everest base camp. The flight is spectacular because of the vistas of the Himalayas, lush green hills, and scattered settlement mountain village views. (The flight can be scheduled from Manthali too, in the main season time, there is a high volume of visitors so the flight departure destination is changed.) From Lukla, the routes pass past Chauri Kharka settlement before dropping down to the Dudh Koshi river. To get to Phakding, you'll stroll along the Dudh Koshi river's bank on a woodland route. Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home. or the Beyul and Hermitage Farm.

  • Luxury Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2,652m.|8,699 ft.

Duration: 6 -7 hours hike to Namche Bazaar ( 10.5 km)

Breakfast is served at 7:00 a.m., and our second-day excursion begins in Phakding. You'll cross the Dudh Koshi River several times on a suspension bridge and proceed through a pine forest. With a lunch break, you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo/ Jorsale village. The trails lead us through lush forests and up to the famed Namche Bazaar when we pass the Hillary Bridge. From the Top Danda on the way to Namche Bazaar, you will get your first glimpse of Mt. Everest today. Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home.

  • Luxury Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3,440m.|11,283ft.

Duration: 4 - 5 hours (6 km)

After breakfast, your trek leader will take you to the Army camp's viewpoint. From this viewpoint, you can see Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Taboche, the Nuptse, Lhotse, and, of course, the greatest views of Mt Everest. The Sagarmatha National Park Museum is located near the overlook. Another interesting location to visit is the Sherpa Museum. If you prefer better views, you should trek to the Everest View Hotel for breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest. Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home.

  • Luxury Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3,440m.|11,283ft.

Duration: Tengboche is a 5 - 6 hours hike away. (10 km)

Each corner of the hike offers a wonderful perspective of Thamserku, Kushumkangru, and Ama Dablam. The trail generally climbs and falls through juniper and rhododendron woodlands. Tengboche monastery is the largest in the Khumbu region, and you have the opportunity to enter inside if you are interested in the morning and evening Pujas. We book you a room with an attached bath and hot showers at the Rivendell Lodge, Deboche village, which is 35 minutes downhill from Tengboche village, in our Luxury Everest base camp trek.

  • Luxury Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3,860m.|12,661ft.

Duration: 5 - 6 hours (11 km)

It's an enjoyable hike with a view of the island peak and Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Imja Khola, and Imja valley, and we have an opportunity today to see the historic Pangboche Monastery. Pangboche is the region's largest Sherpa settlement. Today, we will get you a room at one of the nicest hotels in town, with an attached bath.

  • Deluxe Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4,410m.|14,465ft.

Duration: 4-5 hours (4.5km)

Today we have options to go to two different hikes either Nangkartshang peak (5,083m.) or, Chhukung Ri (5,546m). Both peaks offer jaw-dropping mountain views of Ama Dablam, Island peak, Taboche, Mt Makalu, etc. It is important to hike uphill and sleep at low altitudes for more fitness further hike to Everest base camp.

  • Deluxe Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 5,083m. or 5,546m.

Duration: 5 - 6 hrs Trek time ( 8 km)

It is another exciting day with a bit of challenge due to high altitudes. We suggest walking slowly, drinking more water, and being mentally healthy. After a short walk, you will have a lunch break at Thukla. After lunch, we will climb very gently to Thukla pass. There are memorial stupas in honor of Scott Fischer, Rob Hall, the record-breaking climber sherpa late babu chiri Sherpa and many mountaineers who lost their lives while climbing Mount Everest and Pumori. We book you the best hotel on Lobuche room with attached toilet.

  • Deluxe Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4940m.|16203ft.

Duration: 7-9 hrs (12km)

Today, you will begin the day quite early. The day of a lifetime memory being at the World's highest mountain Base camp (5,364m.). When you get there, you feel like nothing is impossible in life. It is just needed to plan. We suggest if there is good weather and you still have energy, then try to see the sunset from Kala Patthar in the evening. As our recommendation and speaking through the experience, sunset views are better than sunrise. Overnight stay at the best hotel over there.

  • Deluxe Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 5,364m.|17,594ft.

Duration: 1-hour flight to Kathmandu

After the early sunrise from Kala Patthar and a quick mountain breakfast, we will provide you with the helicopter service from Gorakshep. In the morning, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, the helicopter takes off and shortstop Lukla for fuel refill then, fly back to Kathmandu via the same helicopter. Overnight stay at Hotel Marriott or Hyatt Regency.

  • Luxury Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 5,545m.|18,187ft.

In case of a flight delay due to any reason, you can get back to Kathmandu today. If everything went smoothly on time, you might relax in a luxury hotel in Kathmandu or buy souvenirs. You can also spend your day on the Kathmandu city tour.

  • Luxury Hotel
  • Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  • 1,400m.|4,592ft.

Today is your final day in Nepal. We will transfer you to the international airport 3 hours before your flight schedules.

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    Route Map

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    What's Included

    • Airport transfer services arrival/departure and local flight schedule 
    • Luxury 5-star Hyatt hotel | Marriott Hotel including breakfast 
    • Three-night yeti mountain home is another place with the best available accommodations during the treks twin sharing 
    • Standard meals while on the treks and tea or coffee 
    • Experienced English speaking government Licensed trekking guide and 1 porter between 2 trekkers
    • Guide and porter salary, food, equipment, and insurance including on trip cost
    • All applicable National park and Local permits 
    • Flight tickets from Kathmandu- Lukla or manthali – Lukla and  Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter 
    • Sleeping bag down jacket if needed (It’s refundable)
    • Nepal Nirvana Trails Duffel Bag, T-shirt, Trekking map, and Water purifications drop Complimentary/free 
    • First aid kit with Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate( Very useful to check Altitude sickness symptoms)
    • Farewell Dinner in a fine Restaurant 
    • Official expenses and government tax/vat

    What's Excluded

    • International flight tickets
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Travel and health Insurance which cover emergency Rescues and evacuations
    • During trekking time personal expensive snacks, drink Beer coke, juice, water, WI-FI, etc.

    Upcoming Departures

        
    Start DateFridayDecember 09, 2022End DateTuesdayDecember 20, 2022PriceAvailableUS $3300
    Start DateSaturdayDecember 24, 2022End DateWednesdayJanuary 04, 2023PriceAvailableUS $3300

    Useful Info

    Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek difficulty

    Everest base camp trek with helicopter return is a moderate trek. Thanks to the helicopter return, you do not have to retrace the route back to Lukla, which makes the journey slightly easier than the usual EBC trek of 14 days. So, who can join the Everest Base Camp luxury trek?

    Everest Base Camp's luxury trek is perfect for everyone determined to reach the lap of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest. Whether you are a new trekker, kid, experienced trekker, or elderly traveler, anyone can do this trek. The trail has numerous ups & downs, but you can conquer them walking at your pace, so no worries.

    Our experienced team will support you with the luggage and crossing complex sections along the way. You'll always trek safely. The trail has a fair share of steep, rugged, and rocky paths. You also walk on glacial moraine and snowy paths in the last few hours of the trek before reaching EBC. 

    Altitude Sickness

    We won't say Everest Base Camp luxury trek is an altitude sickness-free trek. Our body reacts differently to elevation changes from one person to another. Even though we try our best, one may suffer from altitude sickness during the trek, so we can't control it. However, what we can control is not letting it get worse and eventually get rid of it. 

    Our Everest Base Camp luxury trek itinerary allows trekkers to take ample rest as they trek. We trek to higher elevations and sleep low on most parts of the trail. It allows us to acclimatize. Likewise, there is a rest day in Namche Bazaar. The trail has a gentle pace and constant rise in elevation. We have the perfect itinerary. 

    Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek route

    Everest base camp trek with helicopter return begins with a 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport (2,860 m). At Lukla, meet with our porters. They'll carry all the heavy bags. We begin trekking through the forested path to Phakding village. It's a downhill walk from Lukla to Phakding. 

    From here, we walk through lush forests to Monjo and register our permits before trekking ahead. Sagarmatha National Park begins from Monjo. We walk through lush forests of rhododendron, pine, maple, oak, fir, etc. As we move further, the trail gets dense and crosses numerous suspension bridges. The final ascent is steep, and we reach Namche Bazaar. 

    Namche Bazaar is a famous Sherpa town with ATMs, cafes, museums, restaurants, gear shops, etc. Here we are going to take a rest day and use the opportunity to hike to the popular Hotel Everest View and Khumjung monastery. Namche Bazaar onwards, we pass by small villages and lush rhododendron forests to Tengboche.

    We take blessings in the Tengboche monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region, and leave for Dingboche. The views get open and clear on the way to Dingboche. Dingboche is also called the summer valley of the Khumbu region. From here onwards, we leave the tree line behind and walk on rugged, rocky paths, enjoying the dry, barren sceneries to Lobuche village. 

    The trail only gets steep and the air thinner. With every turn, you'll find yourself closer and closer to the giant eight-thousander mountains. The last few hours of the walk pass by Gorak Shep and ascend along the lateral moraine of Khumbu Glacier before you reach Everest Base Camp.

    We spend the night in Gorak Shep and hike to Kala Patthar early in the morning to witness gorgeous sunrise and mountain views. From Kala Patthar, a private helicopter will pick us up and fly over the Khumbu region before descending to Kathmandu. 

    Last Minute Booking for Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

    Depending upon the availability of accommodation, we may or may not take last-minute bookings for the Everest Base Camp luxury trek. For more information, you can send us a booking inquiry request. Our travel consultant will see what we can do for you and help you with the booking process. 

    For last-minute booking, you have to pay us the total package cost. Contact us at +977 9841380469 (WhatsApp/Viber) for a quick response. 

    What permits do I need for the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek?

    To trek in the Khumbu region, you have to get two permits - Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. Both permits you can get from Nepal Tourism Board or at Monjo. 

    If trekking with us, we obtain all the permits and do the necessary paperwork in advance for our guests. Similarly, our Everest Base Camp luxury trek cost covers the permit fees. 

    Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit costs: NPR 2000, per person

    Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit costs: NPR 3000, per person

    Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek best time

    Trek to the Everest Base Camp in spring and autumn to best enjoy the trek. Spring - March to April and autumn - October to November are the peak time to trek in the Himalayas. The temperature ranges from 18°C to 5°C. Mornings and nights are usually cold, so we recommend carrying a few warm pieces. 

    These seasons have stable weather. Therefore all the flights are on time, and the chances of delays are occasional. The trail is fantastic, with greenery and clear stunning mountain views all around it. 

    Likewise, depending upon the weather condition, you can also do Everest Base Camp luxury trekking in winter (December to February). Despite the hurdles, winter offers incredible Himalayan sceneries, all white and frozen.

    Accommodation 

    The accommodation during the Everest Base Camp luxury trek 12 days is the finest one available in the Khumbu region. You stay overnight in some of the most luxurious lodges in the region. The rooms are well designed to serve a rustic yet subtle modern ambiance. Most of the facilities like a hot shower, hairdryer, private washroom, etc are available in the room.

    You can get a twin shared room or a single room as per your desire. The mattress will be comfy and include heating mats. The rooms will be decent in size with clear pieces of furniture and enough space to move around. 

    Food

    A wide range of food is available during the Everest Base Camp luxury trek. You don't have to worry whether the available meal option is going to suit your palate or not because cuisines from Nepali, India to Continental are found on the menu. Try choosing the freshest meal to keep your stomach happy and light while trekking. 

    We prefer dal bhat as the best meal option. You get rice, lentil soup, veggies, pickle, and a few other side dishes. If fresh meat is available, combine non-veg curry or another dish for a more flavourful meal. Snacks along the trekking route can get very expensive than in the city, so buy your favorite snacks & bars in Kathmandu.

    Travel Insurance

    You can do the Everest Base Camp luxury trek without travel insurance. But we recommend getting one because if any medical emergency occurs while trekking, then the only way to offer you medical assistance beyond first-aid is by airlifting you to a nearby hospital. 

    The chances of anything happening huge like that is rare, still, it's good to have a backup. You have to take travel insurance in your country and send us the documents. 

    *Note: Double confirm all the clauses in the travel insurance before confirming it and make sure it covers air evacuation up to 6,000 meters.

    Travel Tips (electricity, internet, ATM, luggage, tipping, personal expenses)

    • Charging facilities are available throughout the trekking route in the lodges. For your convenience, we recommend carrying spare batteries as well for your most-used devices. 
    • You can withdraw money in Namche Bazaar. This village has the last ATM lounge. 
    • WiFi is available in all the lodges, but the connection may not be stable all the time. You may also have to pay a few extra bucks at some places. You can carry a Nepali sim card to use the internet while trekking.
    • The main luggage (duffel bag) weight limit is 10 kgs for each trekker. The back pay weight limit is 5 kgs for each trekker.
    • We have not included tipping in our package cost, so don't forget to tip porters, guides, and drivers. 
    • Budget additional money for shopping, international flights, extra meals & drinks, etc.

    FAQs

    • The luxury EBC trek is not tough. Travelers with a moderate physical fitness level can do this trek with our experienced guides.

    • Yes, our package covers accommodation and meals in Kathmandu as per our Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek itinerary.

      If you stay extra nights in Kathmandu, then the charges are not remunerated by the Company.

    • You can book Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek through our site. Once we get the booking request, we'll assist you with your queries and the booking process. To book the trek, we need 10% of the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek cost. Rest of the amount you can pay after arrival in Kathmandu before the starting of the trek.

    • To train for Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek, you can walk long hours (5-6) every two days to build up the habit. If you already go to the gym, then add cardio to your routine to build stamina. Short hikes are a great way to prepare for the EBC trek.

    • Yes, solo trekkers can join Everest Base Camp Luxury Trekking. You can choose to trek privately or in a group. The group joining means you agree to trek with fellow trekkers from all around the world.

    • Unless there are no weather barriers, we guarantee the helicopter to return from Kala Patthar. The chances of unstable weather in the peak season are rare, so no worries.

    • Yes, Everest Base Camp with helicopter return is safe. The trek is led by our expert certified guides and the best pilots fly helicopters from Kala Patthar to Kathmandu. You do not have to worry about your safety while trekking with us because we take great care of our guest's safety.

    Client Reviews

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      Achyut ShahUnited StatesAugust 28, 2022

      Best Experience of Nepal

      Have been to Nepal twice with Nepal Nirvana Trails and our experience both times has been fabulous. We wanted a blend of luxury(western toilets, clean bathrooms and bed sheets) and ruggedness in our trip and they planned just that. I highly recommend NNT for your trip.

      Dear Achyut, Namaste!
      Thank you for taking your valuable time to write reviews and recommendations. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trek. Wish to see you again for adventures.
      Best Regards,
      Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.

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