Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

Trip Facts
DestinationNepal
ActivityEverest Treks
AccomodationSix nights luxury accommodation ( "Yeti Mountain Home"), Seven night standard accommodation.
RegionEverest Region
Distancelukla-EBC-Lukla(130km/80miles)
Start / End pointKathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration14 Days
Max. Altitude5,555m at Kalapatthar
Meals IncludedAll meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
Group size2-24
Nature of TrekLodge to Lodge Trekking
Best SeasonFeb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Trip CodeDWTL5
Activity Per DayApproximately 4-6 hrs walking
TransportationDomestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM) and Pick up & Drop By private Transportation
GradeChallenging

About the Trip

This classic trek takes you to the Everest Base Camp in a luxurious setting, but it is not just about Everest. Everest sits surrounded by other high mountains - including three eight-thousanders - Mt. Lhotse(8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), and Mt. Makalu (8,463m). In addition to the high mountains, you will also experience the high-altitude vegetation and wildlife, typical Sherpa culture and their lifestyle, peaceful monasteries, and Nepali hospitality.

Highlights

  • Scenic Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight
  • Highest glacier on Earth- Khumbu Glacier (4900m/ 16,075ft)
  • Prayer wheels, colorful flags, mani stones, high suspension bridges
  • Explore UNESCO world heritage site - Sagarmatha National Park
  • Mt. Everest (8848m/29,029ft)
  • The largest monastery in the Khumbu region - Tengboche Monastery
  • Sherpa culture and lifestyle
  • One of the world's highest airports in Syangboche (3780m / 12,400ft)
  • Stunning panoramic views of mountains from Kalapatthar (5,555m)

Benefits of Luxury Everest Trek with Discovery World Trekking

  • Easy booking and reservation system
  • Online trip briefing after booking confirmation
  • Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom)
  • 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9840055491
  • Easy payment system. 
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer to/from the hotel in a private transport
  • Pulse oximeters for monitoring blood oxygen saturation levels at high altitudes. It helps detect altitude sickness early.
  • Medical kits
  • Free excess luggage storage at the Discovery World Trekking store
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own

 

Online Trip Briefing

The online briefing will clear all your doubts about the trek, including things to bring (equipment checklist) for the hike, the itinerary details, and what you can expect on the trails. As soon as you complete the booking, we will email you the available date and time for the trek briefing. Please note that we conduct trip briefing only once either online or in person. 

Lukla Flight Information

There might be slight alterations to the trek itinerary, mainly during peak trek seasons (March, April, May, October, and November), as the flight to Lukla will be from Ramechhap/Manthali instead of Kathmandu due to traffic congestion. At other times, the flight will be from Kathmandu. To catch a flight from Ramechhap, we must leave Kathmandu and head to Manthali around 12:30 a.m. on the scheduled departure date. The drive will take around five hours.

 

Comprehensive Overview Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek

Your premium Everest Base Camp trek begins with a breathtaking 45-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m). From Lukla, you will hike to Phakding. The hike will be short, and you can spend the rest of the day exploring Phakding - mainly its monasteries.

The second day of the luxury Everest Base Camp trek takes you from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m). You will cross several high-hanging suspension bridges - including the Hillary Suspension Bridge and enter the Sagarmatha National Park.

We will register our permits at the national park check post and trek through the dense forest. From this forest, you will catch the first sights of Mt. Everest. You will, however, continue your hike until you reach Namche Bazaar.

You will be acclimatizing at Namche Bazaar for a day. 

After a rest day at Namche, we head to Tengboche, enjoying the views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The path passes through several forests alive with musk deer, Himalayan tahr, and pheasants. On the way, we will stop at Tengboche Monastery - the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region.

On the following day of the Everest Base Camp luxury trek, you will leave Tengboche early in the morning and trek to Dingboche (4,360m). The journey takes you through several small villages to the wilderness as you enter Imja Valley by following the Lobuche River. Dingboche lies surrounded by almost a kilometer-long stone wall built to protect crops from cold wind and wildlife.

It is time to acclimatize for a day at Dingboche, as you have already gained substantial elevation. You will savor the stunning views of Lhotse Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, and Makalu.

Our next destination is Lobuche, and the path takes us across several glacial moraines. You will also see a memorial, some collections of lodges, and glorious snow peaks.

The eighth day of your Everest Base Camp guided trek will be special as you will set your foot on Everest Base Camp. This will also be your most intimate encounter with Everest unless you want to climb it. We start the trek early in the morning, bidding goodbye to Lobuche and heading to Gorak Shep.

We leave our luggage at Gorak Shep and hike to Mt. Everest Base Camp (EBC). After enjoying the views from EBC, taking lots of pictures, and resting for a while, you will return to Gorak Shep to spend the rest of the day.

After spending a night at Gorak Shep, you will wake up early and head to Kala Patthar Viewpoint (5,555m) to view the dawn breaking at Mt. Everest and other nearby mountains. After enjoying the early morning views at the Kala Patthar, we head back to Gorak Shep for breakfast. After breakfast, we head to Pheriche.

The hard part of the trek is over. The return begins. You will leave Pheriche and head to Tengboche, following a route through a dense forest.

From Tengboche, we head to Namche Bazaar. When you reach Namche, you will realize you are finally back in a place throbbing with activities. You can explore Namche one more time. Namche has plenty of Wi-Fi-linked restaurants, souvenir shops, bars, clubs, and even a Sherpa museum.

After a night at Namche, you will head to Phakding, following the Dudh Koshi River banks and through dense forests. From Phakding, you will return to Lukla. It will be your last day of your luxury Everest Base Camp trek. You will spend one last night in the trekking (Khumbu) region.

The following morning, after breakfast at Lukla, you will board a morning flight back to Kathmandu. We are sure that your flight will be a relaxing one - both mentally and physically.

How is the luxury Everest Base Camp trek different from other Everest Base Camp treks?

Most trekkers, adventurers, and nature lovers want to visit Mount Everest Base Camp at least once in their lifetime. We provide different Everest Base Camp packages to suit different tastes and preferences. This luxury Everest Base Camp trek is for those who want to experience this trek in a luxurious setting. You will be staying in the most luxurious hotels available in trek regions.

DWT recommends all our valuable clients arrive at Kathmandu as early as possible, at least one day before the trek departure date, for last-minute preparations. If in case you missed the online trip briefing, it will allow us time to conduct an in-person briefing. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu may get delayed due to the weather. In such cases, we reschedule these flights to the next available flight. So, we suggest our clients add at least 2 extra days as a cushion to the trip to avoid international flight delays back to their home country.

Day to Day Itinerary

  1. day1

    Flight from Kathmandu/Manthali to Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft) Trek to Phakding (2650m / 8562ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 6.2km / 3.8miles
    Flight Hours 40/20 minutes
    Highest Altitude 2,850m / 9,350ft
    Trek Duration 3 hours

    The journey starts early in the morning. If you are trekking during busy seasons (March, April, May, September, October, and November), flights to Lukla from Kathmandu may be rerouted to Manthali Airport. For an early morning flight to Lukla, we will wake you up at your hotel around 12:30 am and take you on a 5-hour drive to Manthali Airport. The flight to Lukla from Manthali lasts about 20 minutes.

    You can avoid the long drive to Manthali by booking a helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla, but it will cost you around 550 USD, considering five persons share the helicopter costs. 

    If you are trekking in other months (December, January, February, June, July, and August), you will fly to Lukla from Kathmandu.  After breakfast, we will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for an exciting and scenic 40-minute flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. From the prosperous Lukla village, we will trek to Phakding. Today's trek will be short and enjoyable as you will also be acclimatizing. During your spare time, you can visit local monasteries and explore Phakding.

    • Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)
    • Standard room, attached bathroom, hot shower, unlimited boiled & filtered drinking water, electric blanket, bathroom slippers, hair dryer on request, free wifi and charging access.
  2. day2

    Trek from Phakding (2,650m / 8,562ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 7.4km / 4.6miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m / 11,285ft
    Trek Duration 6 hours

    You will begin your trek early morning along the northern banks of the Dudh Koshi River crossing many suspension bridges, including the Hillary Suspension Bridge. Little ahead lies Sagarmatha National Park check post, where we will register our permits and climb through dense forest. From this forest, you will get the first sight of Mt. Everest. Trekking further, we reach Namche Bazaar - the gateway to Everest Base Camp. 

    • Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)
    • Welcome drinks on arrival, standard room, attached bathroom, hot shower, unlimited boiled & filtered drinking water, electric blanket, bathroom slippers, hair dryer on request, free wifi and charging access.
  3. day3

    Rest day and Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

    Today is the scheduled acclimatization day. You can explore Namche Bazaar- full of Wi-Fi-connected cafes and restaurants, souvenir and gear shops, clubs, and bars. Additionally, you can hike to Sagarmatha National Park Visitor Center, Khunde, and Khumjung. The Sherpa towns of Khunde and Khumjung are an hour's trek away from Namche Bazaar. You will also be hiking up to Everest View Hotel to get spectacular views of Mt. Everest. We will then head back to Namche Bazaar to spend the night.

    • Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)
    • Welcome drinks on arrival, standard room, attached bathroom, hot shower, unlimited boiled & filtered drinking water, electric blanket, bathroom slippers, hair dryer on request, free wifi and charging access.
  4. day4

    Trek from Namche (3,440m / 11,285ft) to Tengboche (3,855m / 12,850ft) / Deboche

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.2km / 5.7miles
    Highest Altitude 3,855m / 12,850ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    From Namche, we begin our trek to Tengboche. On the way, you will enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The trail is full of ups and downs, which makes it challenging, but the views reward us amply. You can even spot wildlife on the way - such as musk deer, pheasant, and Himalayan tahr. We will further trek down and cross the Dudh Koshi river. 

    Passing through dense alpine forests, you will eventually reach a small settlement called Phunki Thenga. Deboche is a little ahead of Phunki Thenga. You will also see Tengboche Monastery (the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region) on the way. In your spare time, you can visit monasteries in and around Deboche. 

    • Overnight stay at Rivendell Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)
  5. day5

    Trek from Tengboche (3,855m / 12,850ft) to Dingboche (4,360m / 14,290ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12km / 7.45miles
    Highest Altitude 4,360m / 14,290ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    We will hike through the upper trail to reach Pangboche village, passing many chortens, mani walls, and smaller villages. From the path, you will be getting stunning views of Ama Dablam. The trek is a little easier as we enter the Imja Valley, following the Lobuche River. 

    Then comes the steepest climb to Dingboche, where you will see the fields surrounded by stone walls protecting crops like barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from cold wind. Today's trek will be a little challenging due to the higher elevation. 

    • Overnight stay in Good Luck Hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)
  6. day6

    Rest day and acclimatization at Dingboche

    It is time for a second day acclimatization at Dingboche. We have gained substantial height, so we must let our body time adjust to the thin air. However, that does not mean we will be staying idle. You will be walking up the ridge above Dingboche to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the snow-capped peak Lhotse, the backside of Ama Dablam, the Island peak, Cho Oyu, and Makalu.  You will also see the Himalayan peaks surrounding the Khumbu Khola Valley to the north.

    • Overnight stay at Good Luck Hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)
  7. day7

    Trek from Dingboche (4,360m / 14,290ft) to Lobuche (4,930m / 16,175ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.5km / 5.2miles
    Highest Altitude 4,930m / 16,175ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    The trek to Lobuche will be an interesting one as we will be able to enjoy the stunning mountain views throughout the hike. At first, the trail leads you to a short uphill near a ridge of a top shrine following the wide valley. We will then be crossing a glacial moraine and a small collection of lodges. The trek becomes higher, and we get better views of several snow peaks. On the way lies memorial statues of the climbers who could not succeed in this harsh terrain. The hike to Lobuche is enjoyable. Upon arrival, you will notice that Lobuche has a comparatively large settlement with many hotels and shops. 

    • Overnight stay at Eco Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)
  8. day8

    Trek from Lobuche (4,930m / 16,175ft) to Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,598ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5,185m / 17,010ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15km / 9.32miles
    Highest Altitude 5,364m / 17,598ft
    Trek Duration 6-8 hours

    Today is your big day as you will be stepping on the Everest Base Camp itself. However, we begin our trek from Lobuche and head to the Everest Base Camp. We will be trekking through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to reach the mesmerizing Gorak Shep that sits surrounded by stunning mountain peaks.

    We leave our luggage at Gorak Shep and head to Everest Base Camp. You spent your time and energy to reach Everest Base Camp, to experience this very moment. As you stay at the Everest Base Camp, enjoying the incredible views, you might get flooded with the memories of your struggle to get here.

    This is the closest you will ever be to Everest unless you want to climb it. With a rush of pride in your bodies and a celebratory mood, you will enjoy the views and click pictures to the heart's content. Then you will head back to Gorak Shep for the evening. 

    • Overnight stay at Everest Inn
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)
  9. day9

    Hike to Kala Patthar Viewpoint (5,555m / 18,208ft), trek to Gorak Shep to Pheriche (4,250m / 13,945ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.6km / 6miles
    Highest Altitude 5,555m / 18,208ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    Today is the climax of the trip. Kala Patthar is a famous viewpoint that gives you splendid panoramic views of Mt. Everest and other peaks. You will be hiking to Kala Patthar at dawn to view the sunrise on Mt. Everest and nearby peaks.
     
    After spending a while at the viewpoint, we will trek to Gorak Shep for breakfast and rest a while. Then we will be passing through dense forests and meadows to reach Pheriche - a small beautiful village. On the way, you might find yourself reflecting on the memories you created at the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. 

    • Overnight stay at Himalayan Hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)
  10. day10

    Trek from Pheriche (4,250m / 13,945ft) to Tengboche (3,855m / 12,850ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.5km / 5.2miles
    Highest Altitude 4,250m / 13,945ft
    Trek Duration 4-5 hours

    You will be trekking down the hillside trails covered by rhododendron trees. During spring, the surroundings look colorful, thanks to blooming rhododendrons. Your journey will take you across a bridge over the Imja Khola and head into the Juniper forest, eventually reaching Dingboche. After a final steep climb, you will reach the famous monastery of Tengboche. You will be spending the night at Tengboche. 

    • Overnight stay at Rivendell Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)
  11. day11

    Trek from Tengboche (3,855m / 12,850ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.2km / 5.7miles
    Highest Altitude 3,855m / 12,850ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    The trail to Namche Bazaar takes us through dense forests full of wildlife like pheasants, musk deer, mountain goats, or even snow leopards. If you are lucky, you might get the chance to spot these animals. While heading back, you can click pictures and enjoy the views of the tip of Everest and the backside of Lhotse. After arriving at Namche Bazaar, you will head to your hotel to rest.

    • Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)
  12. day12

    Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft) to Phakding (2,650m / 8,690ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 7.4km / 4.5miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m / 11,285ft
    Trek Duration 4-5 hours

    As we continue our return, the path is downhill, following the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. Once more, you will find yourself crossing many suspension bridges. After trekking through several forests and small villages, you will finally reach Phakding, a little ahead of Benkar.

    • Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)
    • Welcome drinks on arrival, standard room, attached bathroom, hot shower, unlimited boiled & filtered drinking water, electric blanket, bathroom slippers, hair dryer on request, free wifi and charging access.
  13. day13

    Trek from Phakding (2,650m / 8,690ft) to Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 6.2km / 3.8miles
    Highest Altitude 2,850m / 9,350ft
    Trek Duration 3-4 hours

    This day marks the end on the trekking trails. We return down the Dudh Koshi Valley. The route from the Kusum stream is quite gentle uphill to Lukla. Before reaching Lukla, the trail heads steeply to the west. After the first climb, the path leads to a small village - Toktok. The views from Toktok will be entirely different. Eventually, you will reach the large town of Lukla, from where you will take a flight back to Kathmandu the next day.

    • Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)
    • Welcome drinks on arrival, standard room, attached bathroom, hot shower, unlimited boiled & filtered drinking water, electric blanket, bathroom slippers, hair dryer on request, free wifi and charging access.
  14. day14

    Fly back to Kathmandu/Manthali from Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Flight Hours 40/20 minutes

    At the end of your trek, from Lukla, you will fly to Manthali or Kathmandu, depending on the trekking season. You will, most probably, fly to Manthali, and then we will drive you to Kathmandu if trekking in March, April, May, September, October, or November. In other months  (December, January, February, June, July, and August), you will fly to Kathmandu directly.

    You can avoid the 5-hour drive from Manthali to Kathmandu, provided you spend around 550 USD extra to book a helicopter, which you will share with four other people. 

    We hope your flight from Lukla will be relaxing as you will relish your memories on the trails. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you have the rest of the day to enjoy yourself.

    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

What is Included?

  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight and airport departure taxes
  • Accommodations (Total: 13 nights) - Six nights of luxury accommodation at Yeti Mountain Home at Lukla, Phakding (2N), and Namche(3N), Seven nights of standard accommodation at Tengboche (2N), Dingboche(2N), Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Pheriche (Twin Sharing Room)
  • Meals: seven breakfasts, six dinners, and two lunches at Yeti Mountain Home. One lunch at Hotel Everest View Hotel. Ten lunches, seven dinners, and seven breakfasts at standard lodges during the trek.
  • Government licensed experienced trek leader/ guide. One assistant guide for a group of 12 or more. A porter for every two trekkers.
  • Guides and porters' costs, their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary costs
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government and local taxes and other official expenses
  • Rescue operations arrangements in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenirs - company t-shirt & cap
  • Discovery World Trekking trek achievement certificate
  • Farewell dinner at Kathmandu after trek completion

What is excluded?

  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Excess luggage charges (limit is 9kg per person)
  • Accommodation and three meals (breakfast, meal, and dinner) in Kathmandu
  • Extra accommodations in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, or early return from the trek
  • Personal expenses - shopping, snacks, alcoholic, hot (tea/coffee) or cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc.
  • Travel insurance, which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (compulsory)
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances out of our control, for example - landslides, unfavorable weather, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses not listed in "What is included?" above

Route Map

Equipment Checklist

We recommend carrying the basic clothing and accessories for the trek. You can store your excess luggage at Discovery World Trekking for free. We will assign porters to carry your luggage, but the luggage weight limit per trekker is 9kg. One porter will carry luggage for two trekkers. So, we recommend you find a fellow trek partner and pack your things in a duffle bag of over sixty liters.

Though personal preferences may differ, here is a list to help you pack for this trek.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes
  • Hands
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-Shirt (bring Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in high altitude trekking)

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Tooth brush
  • Tooth paste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Bio degradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and passport photocopies
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Trip Information

Arrival

We provide free airport-to-hotel transfer during arrival and vice-versa during departure for all our clients booking treks with us. When you arrive at Kathmandu airport, you will find our representative holding a pamphlet with your name. After welcoming you, they will provide you with a garland as a welcome gesture and then take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. We provide this service so you do not feel alone in a new country or face navigational problems.

 

Trek start

Our representative will receive you at the Kathmandu airport on your arrival. We expect you to arrive in Kathmandu at least before 3 pm, one day before the trip departure date. It will provide you ample time to prepare for the trek. On the trek departure date, our representative will come to your hotel to pick you up and take you to Tribhuvan International Airport for a domestic flight to Lukla. This package includes Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight costs.

 

Accommodation

This is a 14-day trek and consists of thirteen nights' stay in the trek region. Among these thirteen nights, you will be spending six nights at the luxurious Yeti Mountain Home in Lukla, Phakding (2N), and Namche (3N). You will spend the remaining nights at standard accommodations in Tengboche(2N), Dingboche(2N), Pheriche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep.

You will need two-night stays in Kathmandu, but this package does not include these stays. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels to suit your taste and preferences.

 

Meals

You will get enough tasty food during the Luxury Everest Base Camp trek. In total this package includes fourteen breakfasts, fourteen lunches, and thirteen dinners in trek regions. You will have seven buffet breakfasts, six buffet dinners, and two buffet lunches at Yeti Mountain Home. You will be having the rest of the meals at standard lodges.

The food options are largely traditional, Asian, and Western. However, as you reach higher elevations, the choices get limited. 

We urge you to take fresh vegetables and liquids such as green tea, hot lemon, lemon tea, ginger tea, and garlic soup (must) at high altitudes.  Similarly, we advise you to try staple Nepali food - Dal (lentils), Bhat (rice), and Tarkari (curry). You must not miss tasting Momo and Chow mein. 

However, we do not recommend non-veg items at high altitudes for hygiene concerns. Further, we advise you to avoid caffeinated items, hot chocolates, and alcoholic drinks.

 

Luggage

We assign one porter for every two trekkers. The luggage weight limit for each traveler is 9kg. We do not allow our porters to carry more than 18 kg of luggage. However, we also expect you to carry a small backpack for your valuables and things you will often need during the trek, such as a water bottle. We advise you to bring only the essentials during the hike. You can leave your excess luggage at your hotel. We also provide free luggage storage service for our valuable clients during their trek.


Typical day

Every day you will be rewarded with new experiences - trekking, climbing, enjoying the scenery, taking photos, exploring the local villages, and tasting traditional dishes. Our experienced, friendly, and qualified expert guides/Sherpas will accompany you throughout the trek while providing information about the places you will be visiting.

We will assign porters to carry your luggage. However, you will also be carrying a small backpack for your valuables.

Each day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After breakfast, we set off on that day’s walk between 7 to 8 am, depending on the duration and nature of the trail. After trekking for three to four hours, we will serve lunch around noon on the route to the next destination. You can rest for an hour after lunch before continuing the trek. Afternoon treks will be shorter.  

Once you reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, you can snack on the extra dietary food. You will have free time to explore nearby places before it gets dark.

You will have your dinner from around 6 to 7 PM. After dinner, you can indulge in friendly conversations. Your expedition leader/guide will brief you about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, you can read books, play board games like monopoly, and cards, learn a few Nepali words from our crew, or watch mountaineering documentaries wherever available before heading to bed.

 

Electricity and water

The trek region has electricity. You can use the electricity at the lodges/hotels to charge your electronic equipment. Similarly, you can easily buy packed water from en-route shops or lodges/hotels. However, from an ecological point of view, we encourage you to bring a water bottle and buy boiled/filtered water from lodges/hotels. Though the trek regions have taps, wells, and rivers, you should not drink from these water resources as the water may not be suitable for drinking. We also encourage you to use water purification pills before drinking water.

 

Communication

During the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek, you can use internet service at the lodges for a small service fee charge. You can use the internet at Yeti Mountain Home for free. Once we reach high altitudes, we will communicate with phones. 

We'll remain in contact with all our valuable clients through our trek lead at least once a day to ensure you're safe, feel right, and the trek is going on as planned. You can buy a sim card in Kathmandu. However, depending on the kind of network you use, you might get signals, but they may not be strong enough at high altitudes.

 

Tipping

Nepali culture accepts tipping. However, tipping is at the traveler's discretion and should reflect the quality of service received. We recommend you trek as a group at the end of the trek.

 

Trek End

At the end of the trek, early morning, we will fly you from Lukla Airport to Tribhuvan International Airport. The flight will last for around forty minutes. We hope that you will relive your experience during the flight. After arriving in Kathmandu, you can spend the remaining time as you want. Later in the evening, we will host a farewell dinner. 

 

Feedback

After the Everest Base Camp trek, we will organize a farewell dinner in Kathmandu. After dinner, we will present you with a company t-shirt and a trek achievement certificate. It is also a great time for you to provide us with your feedback.

 

Useful Info

In case of delays to or from Lukla, we can arrange a helicopter to overcome these delays. But this will cost you anywhere between USD 500 to 1000 for an individual trip. Therefore, we advise you to add at least two days extra to the trip so that you will not miss your international flight back home.

The itinerary listed above is a general guideline. Please note that it might be necessary to modify the itinerary due to factors beyond our control such as unstable weather, inaccessibility, unavailability of lodging, and unforeseen governmental decrees.

 Although it is unlikely that significant changes to the itineraries will occur, you cannot hold us accountable for delays or consequences resulting from such delays. 

 In the event of an itinerary adjustment or the need to redirect to other trails, your guide will ultimately decide on the rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind their interests. If an alteration is unavoidable, we will try to diminish the effects.

 

Trip extension

After the trek completion, if you stay a couple of days extra in Nepal, we can organize fun activities for you. You have several options, exploring regions in and around Kathmandu Valley, Chitwan jungle safari, rafting, paragliding, or canoeing.

 

Departure

On the day you return to your country, we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Nepal and will be back in Nepal for other adventures.

 

Trek season

The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp depends on the weather and personal preferences. If you want an easy hike with fabulous views, we recommend you trek in spring or autumn. 

If you do not mind the cold and heavy snowfall, you choose to trek during winter. The summer in Nepal coincides with the monsoon. So, if you do not mind the rain or slippery track and enjoy the waterfalls, you can trek during summer.

Please note adventurers and professional trekkers trek to Everest Base Camp throughout the year. Discovery World Trekking conducts Everest Base Camp treks throughout the year. Here is the overall weather condition at high trek elevations.

January to February: This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. There is heavy snowfall in the mountain resulting in extremely cold temperatures. Though the daytime may be warm and admirable with clear skies, the nighttime would be extremely cold. If you are allergic to extreme colds, you shouldn’t trek during these months.

Temperature: 15°C to -15°C.


March to April: 
With favorable weather, this is one of the best times to hike to EBC. You will get stunning views of the Himalayas ranges and glaciers. The weather starts to warm up during March, and flora and fauna, dormant during winter, come back to life. 

Temperatures start increasing from the mid of March, and with clear skies, snow mountains look their best. Many trekkers come to Everest Base Camp during these months.

Temperature: 18 °C to -12 °C. 

May to June: This time, just before the monsoon, is a perfect time for an EBC trek. The monsoon starts in Nepal at the end of June and lasts till mid-August. The temperatures during these months are excellent for Everest treks. 

Temperature: 25°C to -5°C. 

July to August: Rainfall hits its peak at trek regions below 3,500m. Due to heavy rainfall, there are chances that flights to and from Lukla may get canceled. EBC treks get a little challenging due to rain but not impossible. We do conduct treks during these months as well. The rainfall helps you to avoid the crowd while letting you enjoy spectacular views of rainfall. 

Temperature: 27°C to 5°C


September to October:
It is also one of the perfect seasons for EBC treks, bringing a large number of tourists on the trek trails. The monsoon slowly ends, and with cool temperatures and clear skies, a perfect trekking climate sets in. So if you want to enjoy the views in good weather, you can trek in these months. In addition, the two biggest Nepali festivals, Dashain and Tihar - fall during these months, adding a festive mood to the country. 

Temperature: 20°C to 5°C.

November to December: As winter slowly begins, snowfalls start in the Himalayas, making it eventually tough to trek. Nights get colder. November treks are quite popular due to sparkling days allowing great views of the Himalayas. The daytime temperatures are very stable and constant. However, from December, temperatures plummet, and it heavily snows in high trek regions. 

Temperature: 18°C to -10°C

The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable and changes quickly.


Trek difficulty

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is both challenging and equally rewarding. The trekking route involves hiking along the rocky mountain, steep ascents, descents, and straightforward paths. Novice trekkers with normal fitness levels can complete the trek. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the trek. So, exercising to improve your stamina a few weeks before the hike is a good idea. 

Past hiking experience would be advantageous, but no technical experience or skills are necessary. Trekkers who can hike 4 to 6 hours a day at a reasonable pace with a light day pack can complete the trek. Having a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination helps.

Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us or consult with their physician before booking the trek.


Trek safety 

We guarantee client safety, security, and satisfaction. Client safety is our foremost priority. Therefore, we carry all the required gear, equipment, and first aid kits to face all situations. In addition, our trek leaders are extensive first aid trained and have comprehensive experience in the high Himalayas. During the hike, we will remain together.

Altitude sickness is common among trekkers at high altitudes, but it requires immediate treatment. To avoid altitude sickness during the trek, you will be acclimatizing in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. 


Discovery team

During your trek, our trained and well-experienced guides/Sherpas will accompany you, ensuring your hike is comfortable and memorable. Porters will be carrying most of your luggage. For every two trekkers, we assign a porter. However, one porter will not carry more than 18kg of luggage. If you require, we can allocate one porter per trekker. We never overload our porters.

Our crew members are locals born and raised in remote high Himalayas. Hence, their physical endurance in high altitudes is phenomenal. 

All our staff members are precious to us. We pay them well, and in addition, we provide insurance, clothing, food, and lodging throughout the trek. They also receive medical care when ill or injured. 

We try our best to keep all our employees happy, as we believe only a happy person can keep others happy. Moreover, our trek leaders:

  • are intensive wilderness first aid trained
  • have a government-authorized trekking guide certificate
  • are fluent in English and other major languages
  • have completed conservation and biodiversity training
  • are experienced in rock climbing

 

Visa

All foreigners, except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Most foreigners can get an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport. For a visa application, you will require a passport (valid for at least six months), a passport-size photo, and visa fees. The current visa fee is USD 50 for 30 days. 

Citizens from China and the SAARC countries will receive free visas. If you are from any of these countries - Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, or Afghanistan - you may not receive an arrival visa, so you will have to contact your local Nepali embassy. 

The Nepal government can change visa rules without notice. For the latest information, please visit - https://www.immigration.gov.np/ 

 

Trek booking 

Discovery world trekking is a Nepal government-authorized, registered, and bonded trekking and touring operator. We have been providing our service for more than a decade. 

We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, you can book the Discovery World Trekking trips with confidence.

We require 10 percent of the trip cost in advance to confirm the booking. You can pay using a bank transfer, Westen Union, or online through our site. You can pay the remaining amount in cash, using a bank transfer, Western Union, or credit card after arriving in Kathmandu.

Please send us your documents like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, and arrival and departure flight details within a week of booking the trek. 

The number of domestic flights to Lukla is limited, and the Lukla Airport is very busy during the trekking season. Furthermore, we will email you payment details along with available payment modes.

You can book this trek from here.


Currency exchange

Nepali Rupee (NPR/Rs) is the local currency. (1 USD = ~ Rs.130 NPR).

You can exchange most foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and Thamel. They display the current exchange rates visibly to the public.

Despite having the security advantage, we advise you cash exchange over a traveler's cheque to avoid lengthy processes and high bank commissions. 

You can also withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu. Several of those ATMs are open around the clock. You can withdraw up to Rs.35,000 for Rs.500 as a processing fee. 

If you use money exchange facilities at financial institutions and banks, they will impose four percent or more as a service fee. 

Most banks will not accept faded, torn, or old notes, so please ensure you have new and clean notes.


Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek. All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking before starting the trek.

The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation, including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at the highest altitudes. We can recommend insurance companies to help you, but we don’t sell insurance policies. 

We request all our clients to send their detailed insurance policy within a week of booking the trek. In emergencies, we will use your insurance policy and informational documents for quick rescue and transfer for emergency medical help, etc. 

Please call the insurance company and confirm if they cover heli-rescue and medical costs at the highest trek elevation (5,550m). Do not simply rely on what the insurance companies say on their website.


Last-minute booking

It is best to book trips in advance. However, for those unable to book trips in advance, Discovery World Trekking has a  last-minute booking provision.

In the case of last-minute booking, you must pay 100% of the trip cost 24 hours before the intended trip departure. 

Though we try our best to operate treks at any time, in case of last-minute booking, you cannot hold us responsible for delays due to circumstances beyond our control, like bad weather, landslides, or lodging unavailability. You can contact Paul via call/Viber/WhatsApp at 977-9840055491 or email at [email protected] for more information.

 

Group & private trek

We conduct group as well as private treks. You can get a discount based on the group size you have. However, you will not get discounts, if we assemble the group. For a group of a dozen or more, we add an assistant guide.


Responsible travel

We strongly believe in environmental sustainability. Therefore, Discovery World Trekking works with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to organize eco-trips. On each of our trips, we try to meet the trekkers' as well as locals' expectations. 


Notes

The Everest Base Camp trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu, but we can accommodate your specific requests and schedule. Please review your designated departure dates, and if they do not suit you, let us know. We can arrange a trek at your convenience.

Trip Departure Dates

Note to solo travelers:

If you are a solo traveler, please reach out to us via call/WhatsApp/Viber at +977-9840055491 or email [email protected] before booking the trip to confirm the departure date.

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5 out of 5 reviews from tripadvisor brand

Alba Thomas

Written May 15 , 2023

The luxury Everest Base Camp trek package by Discovery World Trekking was an extraordinary experience that combined adventure with utmost comfort. From the moment I arrived in Kathmandu, I was impressed by Paul's attention to detail and the high-quality guidance through each and every step.

 

The luxurious accommodations,  delicious meals, and beauty throughout the trek were exceptional. The guides were not only knowledgeable about the region but also attentive to our needs and preferences. If you're looking for a trekking experience that combines the beauty of the Everest region with luxurious amenities, I highly recommend Discovery World Trekking.

Magnas Stone

Written Feb 13 , 2023

I never thought a luxury trek would be so better than a regular trek. It is a wonderful piece of memory that I will always treasure in my heart. The Luxury Everest base camp trek is everything that a 55-year-old man like me can ask for at this age of my life. I had a wonderful time with DWT guides who were happy for listening to my life stories.

 

It is hard to find people who are so lovely and supportive. I don't know if i will be able to go on another trek but if I could, I would again choose Discovery World Trekking.

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Cilan Jones

Feb 01 , 2024

Going on the Everest Base Camp trek with Discovery World Trekking was like living out a cherished dream. With CEO Paul Gurung and his amazing team leading the way, every part of the journey was filled with awe and anticipation.

From the careful planning of our route to the expert guidance provided by our knowledgeable guides, DWT made sure our trek was not just safe but also incredibly memorable.

Standing at Everest Base Camp, surrounded by the towering peaks, was a moment I'll treasure forever. If you're seeking an unforgettable trekking adventure, I can't recommend Discovery World Trekking and their Everest Base Camp trek enough. Huge thanks to Paul Gurung and the team for making it all possible!

Lisa Adams

Jan 08 , 2024

My trek to Everest Base Camp with Discovery World Trekking went beyond my wildest expectations. While challenging, the journey was incredibly rewarding, with each step bringing me closer to the majestic Mount Everest and offering stunning scenery along the way.

The team at Discovery World Trekking was exceptional, providing unwavering support and guidance throughout the trek. Our guide was not only experienced but also shared captivating insights into the local culture and geography, enriching the experience further.

The accommodations and meals were superb, offering a cozy haven amidst the Himalayan landscape. Overall, I cannot speak highly enough of Discovery World Trekking for making this adventure truly unforgettable.

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4.9 out of 5 reviews from tripadvisor brand

Paige Haley

US

May 5, 2023

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience with Discovery World Trekking. We had our own private tour with Dil (guide) and Milan (porter). Both Dil and Milan were very very friendly, knowledgable, and fun to be around. I would highly recommend asking for them!
 
The trek itself was incredible. The Nepalese are very friendly and accommodating, and anytime we ordered food on the trail they never failed to offer us more and make sure we were well-fueled for the day ahead. I loved that they all had gardens on-site and literally picked our lunch when we ordered it.
 
 
Paul took us to dinner and made customized certificates for us when we returned from the trek and helped us with bartering goods on our last day in Kathmandu. He was very receptive to any feedback or concerns we had, and is a very professional businessman who treats his clients and employees like good friends. I would definitely recommend using D.W.T. for any treks in Nepal!

Kimberly Carpenter

US

May 5, 2019

Booked my trek with Discovery World Trekking to hike EBC. My guide, Manish met me at the airport and brought me to the office. I was a day late getting into Kathmandu but not to worry Paul made sure I was ok and that I was well informed. I had to leave in the middle of the night to catch the bus to Ramachhap and Manish was at my hotel waiting for me.

 

Once we got to Lukla my porter Bjay was there to greet us and from this point on the two of them took such great care of me. Traveling alone they were always with me and making sure I was good. This trek is a difficult trek and I was successful with the help of these two!! On acclimation days Bjay even carried my backpack so I would be successful. Great experience, a wonderful country. I highly recommend Discovery World Trekking for any treks in Nepal.

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