Deluxe Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 16 Days
At a Glance
  • Duration 16 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-14
  • Max. Altitude 5555m

Highlights

  • Spend overnight in a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two extra full days in Kathmandu before and after the trek
  • Short thrilling Lukla flight with aerial views of the Himalayas
  • Trek through the rhododendron & magnolia forests
  • Hanging suspension bridges, picturesque villages, and lovely river valleys
  • Welcoming locals and have a sneak peek into the daily lifestyle of Sherpas
  • Ample acclimatization days with exciting side hikes
  • Ancient monasteries, stupas, and prayer flags along the way
  • Walk on glaciers and moraines to reach Everest base camp
  • Witness stunning sunrise from Kala Patthar with incredible mountain panorama
  • Never-ending mountain companionship and diverse landscapes

Deluxe Everest Base Camp Trek: 16 Days

Explore Nepali heritage, spend nights in a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu, visit historical sites, traverse beautiful river valleys, learn about Sherpa culture, experience mountain lifestyle, witness breathtaking mountain panorama, and challenge yourself to reach the lap of Mt. Everest on our deluxe Everest base camp trek.

The deluxe Everest base camp trek is a 16 days program in Nepal. This trek package is a semi-luxury version of general Everest base camp trekking. You stay overnight in a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu and comfortable guest houses while trekking. The deluxe Everest base camp trek is guided by a professional mountain guide and supported by the number of porters as per the group size.

To make the trek even more memorable, you can combine a helicopter return from Kala Patthar and save three full days of walking back to Lukla.

The deluxe Everest base camp trek starts in the nation's capital, Kathmandu, from where you will take a picturesque 35-minute flight to the quaint airport in Lukla. You will walk past lovely villages, grassy paths, sharp rocks, and verdant river valleys on the Everest base camp journey. You will be walking in the footsteps of famed explorers and mountaineers like Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

As you make your way through this tiny mountaintop settlement, Lukla, assembling with your group and getting ready for the adventure ahead, you'll get to meet many individuals, including guides, mountaineers, porters, and adventurers. From Lukla, you will set off on foot into the Himalayan wilderness, over suspension bridges covered in prayer flags and ascending to rocky vantage points that overlook the surrounding terrain.

The trail traverses within the Sagarmatha National Park during the Everest Base Camp trek. With each step you take, you grow closer to the great Mount Everest, also known as Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolungma in Tibetan. As you interact with the welcoming locals who live in the villages along the way, you will learn more about their lifestyle, culture & practices.

Major attractions during the deluxe Everest base camp trekking

Overnight stay in a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu

Not many travelers get to enjoy a 5-star hotel stay in Kathmandu. Unlike most five-star hotels around the world, we will book you a place that bespoke their decades of legacy, Nepali culture & art, and heritage worth learning. You will be spending quality time and top-notch hospitality. A space where you can collect your thoughts and unwind.

Two extra full days in Kathmandu before and after the trek

We have two full days in Kathmandu before and after the trek. You get a lot of time to visit historical sites, pack, and explore the bustling Kathmandu city. We even have a guided sightseeing tour that takes you to monuments like Pashupatinath Temple, Monkey Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Likewise, you also get a chance to visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, which many travelers seem to miss because of not having enough time in Kathmandu. You can shop freely and even visit art galleries, museums, and spas if you wish.

Thrilling Lukla flight and riches of Sagarmatha National Park

One of the most talked about flights in the world, the Kathmandu Lukla flight is known for its scenic aerial views of the Himalayas and thrilling landing/takeoff at Lukla airport. It is a short 35-minute flight to Lukla, the starting point of the EBC trek. If you want to escape from this overwhelming flight, then you can opt for our Phaplu Everest base camp trek.

The Sagarmatha national park is home to numerous plants and animals. Starting from Monjo village onwards, the Sagarmatha National Park goes up to the top of Mt. Everest. The park begins from sub-tropical forests and ascends to rhododendron & magnolia forests. Soon pine and junipers come along with green terraces and open up to rocky hills, cold mountains, and glaciers.

Hanging suspension bridges, picturesque villages, and lovely river valleys

The Everest base camp trail is very adventurous. You will be crossing many hanging bridges of different sizes over the Dudh Koshi river in the first two days of the trek. You will come across cascading waterfalls, tributaries, and streams. Walking past beautiful Sherpa villages like Phadking, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche, you make it to the last settlement, Gorak Shep.

Welcoming locals and have a sneak peek into the daily lifestyle of Sherpas

In the course of the trek, you spend nights in the mountain villages. The lifestyle you will experience and the humble natives of the Khumbu region will leave you in awe. You will learn closely about the famous Sherpas and people from other ethnic groups. The locals along the EBC trail are very welcoming. You will not feel distant or awkward at all.

Ample acclimatization days with exciting side hikes

Our 16 days Everest base camp trek has two acclimatization days, one in Namche Bazaar and another in Dingboche village. For a safe trek & to avoid altitude sickness, acclimatization days are very important. Plus you also get to rest and spend more time with the locals.

The acclimatization days consist of hiking to the nearby viewpoints in the morning and spending the remaining day relaxing & exploring the village. In Namche Bazaar, you will hike to the Everest View Hotel. Similarly, in Dingboche, you will hike to Nagarshtang Hill.

Ancient monasteries, stupas, and prayer flags along the way

Among the many factors, the visits to ancient monasteries along the trail somewhat make this remote adventure furthermore meaningful and offer you a better understanding of the civilization in the Everest region. You get the opportunity to pay a visit to Tengboche and Pangboche monasteries.

Likewise, you can also visit Khumjung monastery during your hike to Everest View Hotel if you can walk further. Apart from these monasteries, the trail has many stupas, chortens, and prayer flags. You can see fluttering prayer flags fastened on all the bridges and near any risky points.

Walk on glaciers and moraines to reach Everest base camp

Above Dingboche, the tree line diminishes, and you begin trekking on glaciers to Dughla. The trail then goes along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier and follows a rocky, steep uphill to Everest base camp. EBC is marked with a huge stone, and you can see hundreds of tents of mountaineers. Surrounded by rocky hills, snow-capped mountains, and a thick blanket of snow, EBC is a moving glacier.

The highest point of the deluxe Everest base camp trek is Kala Patthar

Your uphill walk ends at Kala Patthar. This is the highest point of our deluxe Everest base camp trekking. Kala Patthar is a popular viewpoint. Trekkers hike here to see a jaw-dropping sunrise and magical mountain panorama. Kala Pattar offers one of the best views of Mt. Everest.

Never-ending mountain companionship and diverse landscapes

Everest base camp trekking is a venture in the ocean of mountains and hills. They will be your constant companion. As the views of high peaks begin to unfold, you will be mesmerized by their presence. Many trekkers usually get shocked to learn that peaks like Ama Dablam and the Lhotse wall are higher than the snout-like Everest. The Khumbu region of Nepal offers the best views of the mountains up close.

The diverse landscapes, changing from lush green to dry & barren in just a matter of a few days, will blow your mind. The snow-capped Himalayan mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Chamlang, Pumori, Cholatse, and countless others are seen along the way to EBC.

You'll Experience

Everest Base Camp

Itinerary

We have offered 16 days program for the deluxe Everest Base Camp Trek. The Deluxe Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary includes arrival and departure days to and from Nepal, A Day tour in Kathmandu, and an extra day at the end of the trek as a buffer day, which is used on the trek or to take a flight to Lukla in case we need. The flight to Lukla may delay or cancel due to unfavorable weather conditions and we try to fly on the next day if cancelation happens on our date.

Furthermore, the Itinerary is made with 2 acclimatization days (one in Namche and another in Dingboche), However, the itinerary is customizable if you need to shorten or lengthen the trek as per your need, fitness level, and days you have. So, let us know if you need a different itinerary from the one that we have offered below.

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The day of your arrival is leisure. Our airport team will receive you upon your landing at the airport. You can see them with our company banner and your name card near the terminal gate. They will drop you at the five-star hotel we book for you in a private car and quickly brief you about the nearby surroundings.

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  • Max. Altitude1345

Today, you will spend a full day exploring the historical sites in Kathmandu. The tour lasts up to lunch hours, and you take a couple of hours of rest and meet us in our office for trek preparation. During the guided sightseeing tour, visit the Monkey temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

We introduce you to the mountain guide. He will do a short briefing about the trek. After that, we pack the duffel bag and do essential shopping if needed. The weight limit is 10 kg per trekker for a duffel bag and 5 kg per trekker for a daypack, so kindly do not exceed this number.

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The Lukla flight may begin from Kathmandu or Manthali airport as per the air traffic at the time of your trek. The flight is short and presents stunning scenery. At Lukla, the porters join the group. You walk on a downhill trail that goes through lush woodlands, crossing many suspension bridges and remote villages like Ghat on the way. The final destination of the day is Phakding village, which is situated around 200 meters below Lukla.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2610

The trail ascends to Monjo village, following the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. You will cross this river many times on the way. From Monjo, the trail enters the Sagarmatha National Park. Walking past lush rhododendron and magnolia forests, we ascend to Namche Bazaar. The final few hundred meters of the trail are steep. Namche Bazaar is the largest Sherpa settlement area in the Everest region, with many modern facilities.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3440

We have an acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar on this day. Acclimatization means adjusting your body to the altitude, and to do that, we hike to a high altitude and come back to Namche Bazaar to sleep at a low elevation. For the hike, we go to the Everest View Hotel, from where we can see the first glimpse of Mt. Everest. The hiking trail is rough and follows a hillside. We can see views of Mt. Khumbila, Thamserku, and Kongde Ri on the way.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3440

From Namche Bazaar, the trail first descends to Phungi Thenga and then ascends straight to Tengboche village. The mountain views along the way are fantastic. In this village, we will visit the largest monastery in the Everest region, Tengboche monastery. Mt. Ama Dablam's view is particularly striking from Tengboche.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3860

The trail descends to Deboche. You then cross a suspension bridge over Imja Khola and follow an uphill route to Pangboche village. After quickly visiting the Pangboche monastery, we will hike along a quaint trail and lovely terraces to Dingboche village. The views of Island Peak, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam are mesmerizing on this part of the trail.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude4410

We take another rest day in Dingboche village. We have the option to hike to Nagarshtang Hill or Chuukung. Both hikes will present stunning mountain landscapes. Spend the remaining day in Dingboche resting and talking with locals.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude4410

Leaving Dingboche village, we walk past bushes and junipers. Soon, we reach a point from where the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier begins. We walk on a glacier to Dughla and continue the trek to Lobuche village. The trail will be steep and slippery, so we have to be extra careful on this part.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude4910

Today, we will pass by the last settlement area, Gorak Shep, before ascending to Everest base camp. It is a big day and starts early in the morning. Leaving Lobuche village, we trek along the Khumbu Glacier, enjoying towering views of the surrounding mountains. Walking past memorial chortens, we follow the steep, rocky route to EBC. You will not spend a night here and rather descend to Gorak Shep after spending some time at the base camp.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude5364

Today, we have the last high ascend. Begin the day at dawn and hike to Kala Patthar, following a rugged route. The ascend is demanding but also offers the most enchanting mountain panorama. Walking through the clouds, you will reach Kala Patthar and later descend to Pheriche to spend the night.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude5545

The trail from Pheriche goes through small villages and forested paths. You will walk past Pangboche and retrace the path back to Namche Bazaar via Tengboche village. The scenery while trekking back is equally rewarding.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3440

From Namche Bazaar, steeply descend along a rough hillside. Trek through dense forests and small settlements. Cross many suspension bridges throughout the trail. From Phakding, we hike to Lukla, following the bank of the Dudh Koshi River.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2840

Early in the morning, fly to Kathmandu. Our team will escort you to the hotel. The remaining day is free. Your muscles might be sore because of all the walking, so we highly recommend you visit the spa to get a massage.

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Note: This day is used if we need any extra day on the trek or if we get any delays or cancelations on flight to Lukla and return.

A full day in Kathmandu. Spend it visiting tourist sites and doing shopping. Have lunch in your desired place and explore Kathmandu. We meet you in the late evening to wrap up the trip and have a farewell dinner.

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The airport team will take care of your departure. Pack your luggage on time and get ready to leave your hotel. We see you next time on your other trek to Nepal, or you can extend the trip too.

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Map & Altitude Graph

Deluxe Everest Base Camp Trek map

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • Four nights’ 5-star Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Meals during the trek with hot tea/coffee in breakfast as per the itinerary
  • Sagarmatha national park entry permits and TIMS permit
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax
  • Eleven nights best available lodges accommodation on trek (4 nights in yeti mountain home & rest in best available lodges)
  • A guide and porters
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service ( Paid by travel insurance company)
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, and duffel bag, if necessary (returned after the trek)

Exclusions

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu
  • Your personnel expenses/shopping
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars and bar bills
  • Hot shower, internet, telephone, and laundry
  • International airfare
  • Tips for the guide and staff
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Essential Info

Everest base camp trekking preparation

The preparation for the deluxe Everest base camp trek involves multiple things. You have to get your body and mind ready, along with making sure all the documents are good to go, and you are well packed. After booking the trek with us, one of our travel consultants will be there with you, assisting you with preparation for the trek. We will give you a packing list to follow and inform you in depth about the Khumbu region.

To get your body ready for the trek, you have to exercise. You can either visit the gym and work on building your endurance, core strength & stamina. Or do other activities such as cycling, jogging, swimming, hiking, etc. All these activities will prepare your body for the Everest trek. Likewise, we highly recommend you walk 5 to 6 hours a day regularly. Meet your doctor too. Learn about high altitude and if you have any pre-existing medical conditions that may affect the journey.

Other trekking packages in the region

Here we have mentioned some other famous Everest packages that you may like to check- Everest View trek, Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing, Everest base camp 12 days trek, Everest base camp trek 14 days, etc.

FAQs

  • Q1. How challenging is the deluxe Everest base camp trek?

    The deluxe Everest base camp trek difficulty is known to be moderate but can get challenging (especially for beginner trekkers) as the trail gains elevation. Even though it is a venture in the mountainous terrain, you simply stroll at a high altitude on a well-traveled track.

    Trekking to Everest Base Camp is, therefore, not as daunting as it may seem. But it's also not that simple. It requires a tremendous amount of perseverance and good luck. Whatever the case, you have our back. We'll assist you in completing your mission to hike at Mount Everest's foot.

    So here is a rundown of Everest base camp trekking difficulty-

    • You have to walk six hours a day on a rough, steep trail.
    • The trail goes following the winding route alongside lush green hills and rhododendron forests in the beginning.
    • From Dingboche onwards, you walk on the glacier, moraine, and trodden paths.
    • With the rise in elevation, the region gets less welcoming. The facilities get limited, and price increases.
    • At the high elevation, you will get tired sooner than you may think.

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