Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

Trip Facts

Starting Price:
$2690.00PP
Travelers Rating:
Destination:
Nepal
Trip Grade:
Moderate
Max Elevation:
5,364m/17,594ft
Total Duration:
15 days
Best Time:
March to May Sep to Dec
Group Size:
Minimum 2 pax
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Bharal Adventure offers you an irresistible opportunity of your lifetime to discover the rough terrain of the snow-capped mountains, affluent cultural and religious traditions and life styles of the Sherpa villages, mountain wildlife diversities and religious and historical sites while enjoying the magnificent and breathtaking views of the mountain peaks including the Everest while your respite is ensured in the finest local luxury lodges available along the trails. The journey of Everest deemed as the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek will definitely provide different dimension to daunting walking in the trail of Khumbu.

The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek provides you the prospect of embracing the base of the world’s highest mountain – Mt. Everest – standing proudly at 8848m. It is one of the grandest and consummate opportunities to trek in the Himalayas first ascended successfully by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in their epic journey in 1953.

The journey commemorated by indulging in the glorious landmarks in Kathmandu proceeds through the thrilling mountain flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla and an adventurous trek along the steep and rough mountain trails to and fro Lukla – Namche Bazaar – Everest Base Camp followed by the return flight to Kathmandu.

The fifteen days Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek allows the guests to get pleasure from not only the outstanding views of the mountain and Sherpa culture and lifestyle but also rich cultural and historical heritages in Kathmandu, the holy abode.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding [2,652m/8,700ft]: 3 – 4 hrs
  • Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar [3440 m/11,280 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
  • Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Deboche [3820m/1253ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 07: Deboche – Dingboche [4360m/14304ft]: 4 – 5 hrs
  • Day 08: Dingboche – Duglha [4,600 m/15,090 ft]: 3 – 4 hrs
  • Day 09: Duglha – Lobuche [4940 m/16,207 ft]: 2 – 3 hrs
  • Day 10: Lobuche – Gorak Shep [5170 m/16,961ft] – Everest Base Camp [5364 m/17,594 ft] – Gorak Shep: 8 – 9 hrs
  • Day 11: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar – Pheriche [4280 m/14,070 ft]: 8 – 9 hrs
  • Day 12: Pheriche – Pangboche – Tengboche – Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,280 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
  • Day 13: Namche Bazaar – Lukla [2,800m/9,186ft]: 6 hrs
  • Day 14: Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Day 15: Final Departure from Kathmandu
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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
The representatives from Bharal Adventure will pick up the guests from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and drop them at their hotel for rest. An afternoon stroll and souvenir shopping around the streets of Thamel will be arranged. The guests will be served delicious Nepali cuisine as welcome dinner by Bharal Adventure.
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
After breakfast, the guests are taken to a guided tour to the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu which includes the Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, the Monkey Temple – Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath. A pre-trip discussion will be organized at noon allowing the guests interact with their trek leader and team members.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding [2,652m/8,700ft]: 3 – 4 hrs
A 40 minute flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla will be taken from Kathmandu airport just after the breakfast. Meeting with other crew members and preparation for the trek will begin here. To assist in acclimatization, a short hike from Lukla to Phakding will be set. A side trip to nearby monastery could be organized if interested.
Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar [3440 m/11,280 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
A hike through the villages of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo and Jorsale will start until the team disembarks the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. After passing the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers, followed by a final steep ascent of about two hours, the team is rewarded with the first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. It requires an hour and half hike from here to Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
Either a day’s hike to Thame or Khunde villages or exploration of Namche Bazaar could be made for acclimatization. It is the major trading center of the region that has restaurants, ATMs, a bakery and colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. A visit to Tourist Visitor Center near the Sagarmatha National Park headquarters along with a side trip to Khumjung Valley shall be arranged. After sightseeing and having lunch, the team walks back down to Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Deboche [3820m/1253ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
The team treks towards Pangboche and then descends to Kayangjuma. After passing through Sansa, the major trail junction to Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp, the team disembarks at Phunki Thenga for lunch and rest. It requires a short tough climb from here to Tengboche followed by an hour walk to arrive at Deboche.
Day 07: Deboche – Dingboche [4360m/14304ft]: 4 – 5 hrs
After breakfast, a trek through small villages, mani walls and chorten will take the convey to Pheriche. Lunch shall be provided on the journey. A moderate walk to Imja Valley commences from Pheriche. From the valley, descend towards Lobuche River takes place followed by the steepest climb of the day to Dingboche.
Day 08: Dingboche – Duglha [4,600 m/15,090 ft]: 3 – 4 hrs
This day marks the initiation of climb through the Khumbu Khola Valley to Duglha. The valley begins to narrow after crossing Dusa. The team passes through Phulung Karpo, the camp sites during first successful Everest Expedition in 1953 and Chola Lake on their ascend to Dugla accompanied by the magnificent views of Pumori, Nuptse, Cholatse, Thamserku and other peaks.
Day 09: Duglha – Lobuche [4940 m/16,207 ft]: 2 – 3 hrs
The trek up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier will commence from here. The team passes through Chupki Lhara and memorial grounds for national and foreign mountaineers descending to Khumbu Glacier and mounting again to Lobuche.
Day 10: Lobuche – Gorak Shep [5170 m/16,961ft] – Everest Base Camp [5364 m/17,594 ft] – Gorak Shep: 8 – 9 hrs
The convoy arrives at Gorak Sheep through Khumbu Glacier, Thangma Riju and Changri Glacier. After lunch, it treks through the trail to Everest Base Camp through once vast Gorak Shep Lake. The team returns to Gorak Shep for the night and those wishing to ascend to Kala Patthar are escorted by guides and Sherpas.
Day 11: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar – Pheriche [4280 m/14,070 ft]: 8 – 9 hrs
The several hours ascend to Kala Patthar sets off before the first day light breaks. Upon the return to Gorak Shep, breakfast is served. The team visiting Everest Base Camp on this day will have early breakfast and start their hike. After the return of both teams, lunch shall be served at Gorak Shep and descend to Pheriche sets in motion.
Day 12: Pheriche – Pangboche – Tengboche – Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,280 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
The team begins descending through Pangboche, Phunki Tenga, Sansa, Kyangjuma, Tengboche to Namche Bazaar. Lunch is served either on Pangboche or Phunki Tenga depending upon the hunger requirement of the team.
Day 13: Namche Bazaar – Lukla [2,800m/9,186ft]: 6 hrs
A steep descend from Namche Bazaar through the rocky terrain accompanied by views of glorious mountains, Sherpa villages and Buddhist prayer stones and flags takes the team to Lukla.
Day 14: Lukla – Kathmandu
The team boards an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu where the day is spent either relaxing or shopping for souvenirs (Nepali handicrafts). A farewell dinner is hosted for the team to rejoice the successful completion of their voyage.
Day 15: Final Departure from Kathmandu
After swapping emails, photos and pleasantries and having breakfast, a representative from Bharal Adventure sets off to drop the guests to the airport approximately three hours before their scheduled flight.
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Please use this checklist as a guideline for getting information on the required equipment to carry on a trekking. Adjustments could be made to the list according to your needs, interest and duration and season of the trip among other factors. Variety of these gears could be hired or bought in Kathmandu. Since the majority of these gears found in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured, they are a lot cheaper. Also some gears are imported from China which are of better quality.

If you have enough money, you can buy very high quality branded gears too, in some of the famous stores in Nepal. It is advised that you keep your luggage as light as possible. You extra luggage could be left back in your hotel in Kathmandu which you can claim back at your return. We normally provide one porter for two trekkers to carry the luggage and the limitation of the weight is approximately 25 kg from two people.

Please go through the checklist below to learn what equipments you require during the trek:

General

  • Duffel or rucksack bag: Although Bharal Adventure will supply complimentary water and wind proof duffle/kit bag, one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for non-trek items that will be left at the hotel
  • Daypack of approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches
  • Down jacket (in case you don’t bring one, you can borrow one from Bharal Adventure which you have to return at completion of the trek)
  • 4 seasons’ sleeping bag (you can borrow one from Bharal Adventure if you forget to bring one, although it is strongly recommended for you to bring one)

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens
  • With a waterproof shell outer

Lower body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Upper body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping Items dry insidetrekbag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)

Toiletries

  • Tooth brush/paste
  • Multipurpose soap
  • Nail cutter
  • Small mirror

Personal hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash

Extras/luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e., cards

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 4-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Five nights in Luxury lodges and six nights in best available local lodges in mountain
  • All meals during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes [ allowed to carry a maximum of 15 kg luggage altogether (including both back pack and day bag)]
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Bharal Adventure duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper works such as National park permit, TIMS
  • Exclusive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (also bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges. If we carry more than 15 kg of luggage we will have to pay an extra amount of USD 1-1.5 per extra kg.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Recommend Bharal Adventure to everyone

I travelled with my family in a Swiss Group to Nepal. We went on the Dhaulagiri Trekking Tour organized by Bharal Adventures. It was an amazing ...

Katharina Zurschmiede,
Switzerland

Great Trekking Company

Bharal Adventure does an amazing job facilitating and organizing trips of all kinds. They're a very personal tour company and from the moment yo...

Coralie,
Paris, France

An Amazing Trekking Company

I came to know Bharal Adventure (BA) by chance with my previous trekking to Everest Base Camp Short Trek at the end of last year and This was my second time with Sujan (Founder of BA) for organising such a wonderful trip to Everest base camp short with my friends and it was truly amazing, enjoyable trip, it leaves us a profound experience with spectacular view of some highest peak in the Himalayan range and beauty of vast wildness.

Trekking in Himalayan range can be strenuous, but with our guide, Nirajan help us every step of the way in which make the trip a complete hassle free, we are very thankful for his service and would recommend to anyone coming to Nepal for Trekking.

Once again, thank you for all to make our trekking trip an unforgettable event to us And we are definitely coming back to Nepal again.

Pierre Vidaillac,
Cahors, France