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Nestled in the heart of the majestic Himalayas, the Everest Base Camp Trek stands as an iconic adventure, drawing thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts from around the globe. Elevating this legendary journey to new heights, the Everest Base Camp Trek with Premium Accommodation and Helicopter Travel promises a luxurious and exhilarating experience.
Indulge in Unmatched Comfort:
Your adventure begins in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, where you’ll be welcomed with awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks. Before the trek commences, enjoy a lavish stay at one of Kathmandu’s premium hotels, such as Soaltee, Grand Palace, or the renowned Kathmandu Marriott. These 5-star accommodations set the stage for the luxury that awaits on your Himalayan odyssey.
Seamless Aerial Transfers:
Experience the epitome of convenience with a helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, whisking you away to the heart of the Everest region in unparalleled style. The scenic journey itself provides a breathtaking preview of the landscapes that await. As you land in Lukla, the adventure unfolds with a carefully curated trek designed to blend leisure with the thrill of exploration.
Luxury Lodges Amidst Nature’s Splendor:
Throughout the trek, relish the comfort of premium lodges strategically placed along the route. These carefully selected accommodations, such as the Mountain Lodges of Nepal, offer tranquillity and extravagance. Immerse yourself in the stunning vistas surrounding these lodges, providing a sanctuary for rejuvenation after each trek.
Helicopter Return from Gorakshep:
Crowning this extraordinary journey is the helicopter return from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. Depart from the foothills of Everest with a sense of accomplishment and awe-inspiring views. The helicopter flight adds a touch of grandeur to your adventure. It allows you to savour the landscapes from a unique vantage point, etching the beauty of the Himalayas in your memory forever.
Tailored Itinerary for Maximum Enjoyment:
Delight in a thoughtfully crafted itinerary that ensures a slow and enjoyable approach to acclimatization. This allows you to absorb the grandeur of the Himalayas at your own pace. With premium accommodations, delectable meals, and personalized service, every moment is designed to celebrate luxury amidst nature’s splendour.
Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary in brief:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
- Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to one of the 5-star hotels.
- Enjoy a day of sightseeing in Kathmandu, exploring its cultural and historical highlights.
- Join the trip briefing in the evening.
Day 02: Helicopter Flight to Lukla and Trek Commencement
- Embark on a scenic helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
- Begin your trek following the standard route with a careful approach and proper acclimatization.
- Stay in comfortable teahouses at higher altitudes.
Day 03-08: Trekking in Style
- Trek through picturesque landscapes while staying in luxury lodges strategically along the route.
- Enjoy gourmet meals, hot drinks, and unlimited water during the trek.
- Experience acclimatization with two rest days in Namche and Dingboche.
Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp
- Reach the pinnacle of your journey by trekking to Everest Base Camp.
- Celebrate your achievement amidst the towering peaks of the Himalayas.
Day 10: Early morning hike to Kalapathar and Return to Kathmandu by Helicopter
- Hike to Kalapathar for breathtaking panoramic views of Everest and surrounding peaks.
- Return to Gorakshep for breakfast and return to Kathmandu by helicopter.
- Experience the ultimate luxury with a helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.
- Relish the stunning aerial views, capturing the essence of the trail you’ve conquered.
Day 11: Free day in Kathmandu
- Enjoy a leisurely day in Kathmandu, exploring the city or relaxing at the hotel.
- Evening farewell dinner to celebrate the completion of your luxurious Everest Base Camp journey.
Day 12: Departure
- Say goodbye to the captivating Himalayan landscapes as you depart from Kathmandu. Or extend your stay in Nepal.
Is this trek for me?
Whether you are an avid trekker or a first-time adventurer, the Everest Base Camp Trek with Premium Accommodation and Helicopter Travel caters to all. No prior trekking experience is required, and the journey’s maximum elevation is carefully managed to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
What is the level of difficulty for the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek?
The Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is categorized as challenging, primarily owing to the high altitudes involved in the journey. The trail is generally well-defined, with good paths and yak trails. However, the increasing altitude makes it a challenging trek. The journey reaches a maximum elevation of 5545m/18,193ft at Kalapathar, with an overnight stay at Gorakshep at 5140m/16,865ft.
Please be prepared for daily walks of 6-7 hours, carrying your backpack containing essential items like water, extra fleece, snacks, etc. The trek is challenging, reaching up to an elevation of 5500m, where some famous mountaineering base camps are located. Additionally, you will spend one night at an elevation of 5000m+ in Gorekshep.
Do I need previous experience to take part?
No previous trekking experience is required, but participants should be moderately fit, enjoy walking, and be adaptable to high-altitude conditions. While prior experience is beneficial, it’s not mandatory. All participants need to be in good physical health. We strongly recommend preparing for the trek at least 3-4 months in advance with regular exercises, hiking, running, or gym workouts to enhance your fitness level. The trek itinerary allows ample time for acclimatization.
Are meals and accommodation included?
Yes, meals are included during the trek. Accommodation in Kathmandu and on the Trek is provided. In Kathmandu, you will stay at one of the luxurious hotels. During the trek, accommodations will be at the best available accommodation. Enjoy inclusive meals throughout the trek, encompassing breakfast, lunch, and dinner, accompanied by tea/coffee and hot boiled water.
What are the Group Size?
We prioritize private departures consisting of a minimum of 2 or more people.
When is the best season for the trek?
The best seasons for the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek are Autumn (mid-September to the end of November) and Spring (beginning of March to mid-May). During these seasons, temperatures range from -10C to 20C, with clear mornings and sunny days. It is essential to note the changing weather conditions as you ascend.
Is Travel Insurance mandatory?
Yes, travel insurance is obligatory and strongly advised. It should cover emergency helicopter evacuation, especially in high-altitude areas where other means of transportation may be unavailable. Verify that your insurance policy offers sufficient coverage for the activities during the trek. Submit proof of insurance to Nepal Hiking and ensure you carry it throughout the trip.
Is Drinking Water provided during the Trek?
Yes, hot-boiled water is provided for drinking during the trek to minimize the environmental impact of single-use plastic bottles. Trekkers are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle or thermos for refilling. Alternatively, water purification tablets or a filtration device can be used. Please avoid buying plastic bottles of water to save the environment.
Do I need Training for the trek?
Yes, Training for the Trek is essential. While everyone starts from different fitness levels, it is recommended to consult with a doctor to ensure you are healthy enough for the challenges of high-altitude trekking.
Consulting with a qualified trainer and nutritionist can further enhance your preparedness.
What is the Typical Day on Trek?
Daily wake-up calls are between 6:00 am to 7:00 am. After breakfast, the trek starts, with a lunch break mid-day. Afternoon walks are generally shorter, allowing time to explore the surroundings or relax. Evenings include dinner, playing cards, and reliving the day’s adventures. The trek follows a well-planned itinerary with proper acclimatization.
What are the Safety Measures?
The safety of our guests is Nepal Hiking’s top priority. The trek itinerary includes proper acclimatization, rest days, and walking hours. Supplementary oxygen and a comprehensive medical kit are provided on all treks. The staff-to-client ratio is maintained at a high level for safety.
What are Baggage and Weight Limits?
Every trekker will be provided with NepalHiking’s duffle bag for packing trekking gear. The baggage allowance for domestic flights is 10+5= total of 15 kg (10 kg for duffle bags and 5 kg for hand carry). During the trek, clients carry only a day pack with essential items. Porters are provided to carry the rest of the gear.
What are the Guide and Staff Ratio?
The trek is expertly guided, with a qualified guide leading the way. There is a ratio of 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. Our diverse and qualified guides are dedicated to sharing their experiences, guaranteeing a memorable and enriching journey.
Do you have a Fixed Departure?
Trips are available on a private basis. You can choose any departure date that suits you the best.
What months do you suggest for this trek?
Anytime between October and the end of May is ideal for participating in this trip. However, the period from December to February may experience colder temperatures, dropping to around -20 degrees Celsius in the morning and night. Despite the cold, the weather remains perfect during this timeframe.
Passport, Visa, and Entry Requirements
You need to carry a passport with a minimum of 6 months validity is required. Nepal visas can be acquired on arrival at Kathmandu airport or in advance through embassies. Visa fees are subject to variation depending on the duration of stay.
Point of Arrival and Meeting Instructions
Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu is the point of arrival. Upon arrival, look for our airport representative holding a placard with ‘NepalHiking.com.’ Airport pickup and drop-off are provided based on flight schedules.
A comprehensive equipment list covers headgear, upper and lower body clothing, footwear, handwear, personal gear, toiletries, documents, and more. Trekkers are encouraged to check and try every piece of equipment, and items can also be purchased or hired in Kathmandu.