Luxury Everest Base Camp Trekking - 16 Days

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Luxury Everest base camp trekking an adventure with style staying in deluxe or luxury hotels, lodge or resorts where available on route to Everest base camp and back at Lukla, a great fascinating and enjoyable walks facing glorious mountain views.

Luxury Everest base camp trekking on homely comfort with great warm hospitality of the native Sherpa people, the highlanders of Everest where men-folks were the first Mountain and trekking guides till present day.

Luxury Everest base camp trekking leads you to enjoyable walks from the beginning to an end of the journey after taking a swift panoramic short flight to reach at Lukla, a busy town as well the door to many various adventure around Khumbu within Everest area.

Route from Lukla takes you through many nice farm villages of Sherpa natives of Khumbu and Everest region adorn with interesting Buddhism culture and religion which you can notice along the way where trails lined with Buddhist monuments and rows of prayer spinning bells.

As walk takes you into Sagarmatha National Park at nice village of Monjo, where Sagarmatha a word for Mt. Everest in Nepalese while Sherpa of Tibetan origin calls as Chomolungma.

Slowly route heads following Dudh Kosi river and into beautiful woodland of rhododendron, oaks, magnolia and pine tree lines with steep winding up to reach at famous Namche Bazaar.

Colorful big houses serving as lodge, hotels and resorts located in amphitheater U shape with grand views of Kongde, Thamersarkhu, included views of Mt. Everest and beautiful peaks of Amadablam from the top of Namche bazaar.

Having rest days at Namche a perfect height to support acclimatization before heading higher elevation towards our target and main highlight of the adventure, after Namche walk on pleasant path along with views of Everest and range of peaks.

As trek progress with climb into serene alpine cool woodland to reach at marvelous spot in Tengboche situated in the midst of lovely forest with mountains that surrounds this lovely place where one can visit its nice monastery of great interest.

After Tengboche tree lines drops for arid, barren towards windswept terrain as walk get nearer to higher mountain range with overnight stops on nice scenic settlement of Dingboche, Lobuche to reach at Gorakshep unto Everest base camp.

Enjoy fabulous moments at the foot of world number one Mt. Everest enclosed within giant peaks of Lhotse, Nuptse, Lola and Pumori with close views of massive tumbling Khumbu Ice-falls and glaciers.

During high season of mountaineering expedition base camp is flooded with many campsites, having best time at the base camp next adventure takes you to steep climb on top highest point of the treks at 5,545 m high rewards you with excellent breathtaking panorama of peaks with Mt. Everest and Mt. Pumori at close distance.

With fantastic time at base camp and on top scenic Kalapathar slowly our journey comes to an end as walk takes you downhill past Namche bazaar to reach at Lukla for final overnight stop around Everest and Sherpa country.

Next early morning scenic flight in smaller aircraft brings you back at Kathmandu after a wonderful adventure with memorable experience on Luxury Everest base camp trekking and great services of Third Eye Treks and Expeditions.

Short outline Itinerary:

Day 01: On first arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal international airport 1,320 m, received by Third Eye Treks guide or staff for transfer to hotel.

Day 02: In Kathmandu for trek preparation with option for tour at places of interest.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m walk to Phakding village 2,645 m-04 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m / 11, 350 ft – 06 hrs.

Day 05: At Namche for acclimatization and short scenic hike to view point.

Day 06:  Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m- 05 hrs.

Day 07:  Trek to Dingboche 4,340 m – 05 hrs.

Day 08:  At Dingboche another rest day for acclimatization and short hike.

Day 09:  Trek to Lobuche 4,960 m- 05 hrs.

Day 10:  To Mt. Everest Base Camp 5,380 m via Gorakshep 5,180 m -06 hrs.

Day 11:  Climb Kalapathar 5,545 m and trek to Pangboche 3,900 m – 6 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Tengboche – 06 hrs. 

Day 13: Last day walk to Lukla – 06 hrs.

Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu with afternoon free at leisure.

Day 15: In Kathmandu spare and contingency day.

Day 16: International departure for home ward bound.

Seasons for Luxury Everest base camp trekking:

Nearly all months of the year except the wet months of monsoon season from mid June to mid September, the best times March to May with mid September to December months.

March to May lively during spring season with wild flowers in full blooming times especially the national flower of Nepal the Rhododendron with magnolia and other wild-flowers makes a pretty pictures to capture.

Days are longer with much sunlight hour cold in the morning and night times as well in shady area, late afternoon can get cloudy but with clear morning till mid noon for excellent views of peaks and walks, expect snow, expect some snow sometimes during the best time also.

Mid September to December months around autumn / fall to pre winter seasons most days are clear for spectacular mountain views and pleasant walks, expect cold with freezing temperatures during morning and night times can get snowed in sometimes.

Please Note:

Since 2019 October most flight to Lukla and back operates from a Ramechap town Manthali airport, flying in to Lukla from Kathmandu domestic airport or flying back from Lukla to Kathmandu route has been changed by Nepal Government Civil Aviation Authority.

The changes started since April and October 2019 onward, flights to Lukla resume from Manthali town airport which is the main headquarter of Ramchap district Province No: 03 of Nepal.

Where drive from Kathmandu to reach at Manthali airstrip takes approx: 5 hrs which is about 154 k.m. approx 500 miles distance from the capital Kathmandu where drive takes you on B.P. Highway (a newly built tarmac road).

  • Perfect adventure with homely comfort on route to world highest Mt. Everest
  • Exceptional panorama of high giant white snow capped peaks on daily walks
  • Explore traditional and cultural farm villages of highlanders the Sherpa of Everest
  • Within Sagarmatha National Park a World Heritage Site enriched with flora / fauna
  • Enjoy dramatic scenery of rolling green hills to remorseless fields of ice and glaciers
Day 1
On first arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal international airport 1,320 m, received by Rock Everest Treks guide or staff for transfer to hotel.

On first arrival reaching the soil of Himalayan country Nepal at Kathmandu international Airport, received by our guide and staff for short transfer to you hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city at Thamel, an interesting area where trekkers can find all needful items in the shops and stores at Thamel.

Check into your rooms after a rest then down at meeting place in the hotel lobby or foyer for group briefing where our guide or leader will provide you with information of the treks with other necessary queries to make your stay with us enjoyable.

Evening welcome dinner is organized in nice authentic Nepalese restaurant with country cultural program to entertainment you along with nice dinner.

Day 2
In Kathmandu for trek preparation with option for tour at places of interest.

In Kathmandu spare and free day at leisure for Everest base camp trek preparation with options for tour around Kathmandu, as this city steeped with historical and ancient religious sites of both Hindu and Buddhism religions, an exciting tour to catch glimpse of Nepalese cultures as it were hundreds of centuries and within World Heritage Sites.

Day 3
Fly to Lukla 2,820 m walk to Phakding village 2,645 m - 04 hrs.

After an early breakfast a short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport for scenic flight in a small aircraft (Dornier / Twin Otter or similar aircrafts), during flight marvel fantastic views of Himalayan mountain range with Everest, Lhotse as plane makes landing at small airstrip in Lukla.

Lukla a busy town and the door to Everest base camp and towards various destinations within high Khumbu area, in Lukla with time to get organized checking your baggage and then leaving the bigger bags for porters or pack animals to carry.

From Lukla a short walk of few hours following a pleasant path through nice lovely Sherpa villages along the bank of Dudh Kosi River to reach Phakding village after an enjoyable walk for first overnight in the comfort of luxury Yeti Home Hotel / Resorts just before the main village of Phakding.

Day 4
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.

Enjoying pleasant overnight in a nice cozy local lodge serving good foods, morning after breakfast walk continues on nice trail with short up and down crossing bridge to reach at Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo a nice scenic village with views of Tharmarserku peaks.

After Monjo and park entrance cross another bridge over the same Dudh Kosi River to Jorsalle the last village before Namche Bazaar, as walk leads on river banks within serene woods with climb to cross the high bridge to reach Namche Bazaar.

Walk on winding uphill path facing grand views of Kongde, Kusum-Khanguru and Mt. Everest and Lhotse (weather permitting if it’s a clear afternoon), route along tree lines of rhododendron, magnolia, oaks and pines to reach at colorful and large village in Namche Bazaar with overnight stops in the comfort of luxury Yeti Home Hotel / Resorts.

Day 5
At Namche for acclimatization and short scenic hike to view point.

A rest and free day to enjoy wonderful views from the hills of Namche Bazaar where you can overlook beautiful scenery with Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Amadablam includes range of peaks, at Namche visit the park museum near to the view point hill, or climb to Everest View Hotel (the first luxury hotel ever built in high Khumbu area).

While at Namche enjoy visiting the main streets of Namche filled with many shops, stores, banks, hotels and restaurants, Namche holds busy and interesting market once a week in Saturday.

Day 6
Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

From Namche a short up and then on winding nice trail built and managed by an old Sherpa, walk takes you on scenic winding path with down to Imjatse River in a small place of Phunki-Tenga, a popular spot for lunch stop and refreshment, from here afternoon climb into lovely forested area to reach at Tengboche and the monastery.

Located on scenic view spot facing array of white snow capped peaks with Mt. Everest and ever present majestic peak Amadablam, here with time to visit its impressive colorful monastery of great interest and then retire to your rooms in local nice lodge at Tengboche as walk takes you to short descend to a place called Deboche, where good hotels located for overnight stop either in Riverdale or similar standard around.

Day 7
Trek to Dingboche 4,340 m-05 hrs.

Catch the morning views of Everest and towering Amadablam, start the walk downhill to a bridge, where tree lines stops after crossing a steady steel bridge, with slow uphill facing tremendous views of Amadablam at close distance to reach at Pangboche, the last permanent village on route Everest base camp.

From Pangboche gradual climb to Somare a small settlement for lunch stop, in the shade of majestic Amadablam, afternoon walk on gentle uphill to reach a small bridge, then climb to beautiful Imjatse valley where Dingboche located for two overnight stops in this scenic valley, overnight stops in the deluxe hotels or in the best lodge where available.

Day 8
At Dingboche another rest day for acclimatization with short hike.

Another leisure and rest day at Dingboche within scenic Imjatse valley located on the bottom of Amadablam North Face facing views of Island and Taboche peaks with Lhotse and Nuptse mountain range.

Morning taking a short hike above Imjatse valley and Dingboche for superb panorama of surrounding high peaks with views of Mt. Makalu towards east direction, afternoon rest and short walk around Dingboche with many good lodges.

Day 9
Trek to Lobuche 4,960 m - 05 hrs.

After pleasant and relaxing stops at Dingboche, morning short climb to a ridge festooned with Buddhist prayer monuments of Stupa and colorful flags enjoy grand views of peaks with Island Peak at the end of Imjatse valley.

From here on nice uphill path on hard grassy meadow as walk leads on winding trail to reach a small place of Thugla with few small lodges and shops, this is where massive Khumbu glacier ends melting into a torrential river.

Thugla the last place with tea-shops and lodge and popular spot for lunch break before heading up to Lobuche, afternoon a steep climb of less than hour to reach a high ridge also called as Thugla pass, a flat area with many stone memorials of unfortunate mountaineers on expedition to Mt. Everest and adjoining nearby mountains.

Enjoying rest carry on trekking on nice easy path of an hour to reach at Lobuche for overnight stop with close views of Nuptse peak, Lobuche with 5-6 nice lodges, our accommodation either in Alpine Trekkers Lodge / Resorts or other of similar standard where available.

Day 10
To Mt. Everest Base Camp 5,380 m/17,600 ft via Gorakshep 5,180 m -06 hrs.

From Lobuche morning starts with pleasant walk on wide valley with short climb where route to interesting metrological station and Everest base camp separates, interested people can visit Glass Pyramid at metrological stations, a joint venture of Italian and Nepalese Government scientists, to record weather and movement of ice and glaciers.

Getting interesting information of the project walk continues heading above moraine and ice above Khumbu glacier and then short descends to a wide open field at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges. Gorakshep was an original earlier Everest base camp.

After a short stop and rest heading to reach our goal and highlight as route takes you over moraine and rocks to reach at Everest base camp within close to massive Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers.

A great feat reaching to your dream destinations at Everest Base camp standing beneath towering Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest, surrounded by series of giant peaks during high season for Mt. Everest expedition, this place looks like a Jamboree with many tented camps all around of different mountaineering expeditions teams.

Enjoying marvelous time at Everest base camp, return walk back to Gorakshep for overnight stop in one of its nice and best available lodge.

Day 11
Climb Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pangboche 3,900 m-06 hrs.

Early morning few hours steep climb to reach on top rocky hill of Kalapathar close to lofty peak of Pumori, from the top and the highest spot of the adventure at 5,545 m / 18,297 ft rewards you with awesome panorama of high mountain range that encircles this high hill with closest views of Mt. Everest.

After a glorious scenic moment descend to Gorakshep and continue walk on the same trail back to Lobuche to reach at Thugla, where path from Dingboche and Pheriche joins, from Thugla walk downhill toa flat windy valley of Pheriche.

Walking for an hour on scenic valley to reach at Pheriche a settlement with number of good lodges facing views of Amadablam-Taboche-Cholatse with other series of peaks, at Pheriche for lunch stop, at Pheriche HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association Post) situated.

From Pheriche walk to the end of valley then short descend to a river with climb to a ridge top marked with Stupa, and then descend past Somare to reach our overnight stop at Pangboche village in the comfort of Everest Summit Lodge / Resort, the only luxury lodge around before Namche.

Day 12
Trek to Namche Bazaar via Tengboche - 06 hrs.

From Pangboche retrace the journey with uphill to Thyangboche and then downhill to Imjatse River with steep climb for some time to reach at Lobesa and Shanasa villages and then short climb within birch trees to reach at Kyanjuma a small place with few nice lodge facing grand views of Amadablam and other peaks with Mt. Everest, from here on nice pleasant wide path to Namche Bazaar for overnight in Yeti Home Hotel / Resort.

Day 13
Last day walk to Lukla - 06 hrs.

After an enjoyable time in the harmony of local Sherpa culture and grand views, morning walk on long way downhill to a river to reach into Sagarmatha National Park post and then at nice lovely village of Monjo .

Having short refreshing stops continue last day walk following Dudh Kosi River all the way to Phakding village and then past Ghat and Tade-Kosi small villages with last climb of an hour to Lukla, after last final climb of the adventure rest of the walk is easy heading into Lukla town and its markets place then check into our overnight stop in a nice hotel in one of Yeti Home chain of lodge at Lukla, afternoon free for short walks and browse around Lukla town.

Day 14
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu with afternoon free at leisure.

Morning flight to Kathmandu, after last breakfast in Lukla and around Khumbu area transfer to Tenzing and Hillary Airport terminal then board in a small aircraft for sweeping and panoramic flight to reach Kathmandu, on flight fantastic panorama of mountain range as airplane lands at Kathmandu, then transfer back to your respective hotels with time in the afternoon for leisure moments and as well for individual activities.

Day 15
In Kathmandu spare and contingency day.

We have reserved this spare and contingency day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay that might leads to cancellation sometimes due to bad unfavorable weather conditions for flying into Lukla as well on return flight, if all goes well as per our standard itinerary enjoy this free day at leisure or one can book for another enjoyable and interesting tour of Kathmandu, Patan or Bhaktapur cities.

Day 16
International departure for home ward bound.

After a marvelous adventure and experience in Nepal with glorious moments around high Himalaya with Luxury Everest Base Camp trekking , with last day in the country of high mountains and colorful culture, our staff and guide transfers you to airport for your flight back home or to next port of call.

Cost Include

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Twin sharing accommodation in a five-star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
  • All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Highest available standard Lodges and Guesthouses accommodation during the trek.
  • Local Ace the Himalaya licensed English speaking guides.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
  • Free Ace the Himalaya duffel/kit bag and sun hat.
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket from ACE the Himalaya (which needs to be returned after the trek).
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation (See the travel insurance page)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax (see the international flights page)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $50 and $ 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • Personal trekking Equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section

Here's a few answers to most common Questions asked by the customers.

What type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me?

Everest base camp Luxury Trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.

To prepare for a strenuous trek you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest. They are physically strong, sharp-witted and have an incredibly positive attitude towards a life that we would consider extremely tough. There is something about a trek in the Himalaya that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond.

Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Rock Everest sign board outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by our tourist vehicle.

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?

We use standard rooms at five-star hotels in Kathmandu. Along the trekking routes, you will be accommodated at the best luxury teahouses/lodges which provide finest facilities in the mountains. We can also provide you Ace the Himalaya sleeping bags on rent if needed (to be returned after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen which you should not enter without permission.

Up until Dingboche, you will have attached toilet and bathroom. But in two locations Lobuche and Gorakshep, you will have to use common toilet and bathroom.

Is it possible to swap my accommodation from mountain guesthouse to hotels in Kathmandu?

Substituting the accommodation or swapping from mountain guest house to Kathmandu is NOT possible. We only provide two nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu included in the package.

In case of flight cancellation or early arrival to Kathmandu due to any sickness in the mountain or any of your own personal reason or due to bad weather and you are unable to continue the trek, you will need an extra night accommodation/s in Kathmandu. We can make these arrangements for a supplemental charge.

Is it possible to reserve a trip now and pay deposit later or do I have to pay deposit at booking/reservation?

Yes! The trip will be confirmed only when we receive the completed final booking form and 30% deposit payment. You can pay the balance of the money when you arrive in Kathmandu.

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Trip Facts

  • Private vehicle / Aeroplane
  • 2 +
  • 5,545 m
  • Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Strenuous
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek.