- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 15 days
- tour type Private and Group
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 12+ years old
- max group size 12
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- Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Himalayan range near the Khumbu region
- Experience the marvelous 360degree panorama of the Himalayas at Kala Patthar
- Get a deep understanding of the lives of worldrenowned climbers, the Sherpas
- Explore the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world
On this 15-day Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek, experience one of the grandest treks in the world while staying at the finest local lodges in one of the planet’s highest places. Trace the route taken by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay through the Himalayas on their epic journey in 1953. Besides trekking, get a glimpse of charming Buddhist communities in the scenic Sherpa heartland of the Khumbu Valley. Also, immerse yourself in the diverse biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park.
Our journey begins with a sightseeing tour of the historical and cultural monuments in Kathmandu: the temples, shrines, gompas, stupas, bazaars, streets and monuments. The next day, head for an exhilarating mountain flight to Hillary Airport in Lukla.
Then, make a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Sherpas, where we are greeted by spectacular mountain vistas. We continue our trek following the trail to a famous vantage point, Kala Patthar, which offers a marvelous 360-degree panorama of the Himalayas. After reaching our target of Everest Base Camp, we trek back down to Lukla for a return flight to Kathmandu.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 3: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding
Day 4: Phakding - Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Namche Bazaar acclimatization day
Day 6: Namche Bazzar - Deboche
Day 7: Deboche - Dingboche
Day 8: Dingboche - Duglha
Day 9: Duglha - Lobuche
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep; visit Everest Base Camp
Day 11: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar - Pheriche
Day 12: Pheriche - Pangboche - Tengboche - Namche Bazzar
Day 13: Namche Bazaar - Lukla
Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 15: End of the journey
- 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 13 dinners
- All airport/hotel transfers
- Five nights in luxury lodges (Yeti Mountain Homes) and six nights in best available local lodges in the mountains
- Hotel Yatri suites & spa in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Meals as per the itinerary (all meals during the trek)
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- Domestic flights and airport departure taxes (with a maximum of 15 kg luggage, including backpack and day bag)
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
- Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
- 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 salaries
- Down jacket, four-season sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier 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
- Food Fund
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Nepal Visa fee (also bring exact USD cash and two passport size photographs)
- Excess baggage charges. For more than 15 kgs of luggage in flights, extra charge of USD 1-1.5 per extra kg
- Extra night's accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountains (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of earlier 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
- Earn US$ 93+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationPAYMENT A deposit of 30% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior departure. For any bookings within 60 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking. TRAVEL INSURANCE It is a mandatory requirement for joining any of Himalayan Glacier’s trips that you possess all necessary and valid travel insurance that covers unanticipated comprehensive expenses such as medical issues, accidents, rescue & evacuation or other unseen natural calamities, including repatriation costs. Learn more about insurance coverage for different activities and the prominent insurance companies before you plan your trip. VISA Acquiring required visa(s) is the sole responsibility for every individual traveler before planning your Everest High Passes Trek as visa requirements may vary depending on the nationality of an individual traveler. For most nations, there is a visa on arrival provision in Nepal’s International Airport. However, we recommend that you check with your local consulates which represent the country you will be traveling to, as a part of this program as well as find more details about passport and visa requirements in Nepal. IS THIS TRIP RIGHT FOR YOU? ⚫ The trip involves a 15-day trek to Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek at an altitude of 18,193ft (5,545m). So, one needs to be in excellent fitness and sound health conditions for doing this trip. First time trekkers may require to do certain exercises and short day hikes prior doing this trek. Here is everything we need to know about this trek: Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek FAQs - ⚫ The weather is very unpredictable up in the Himalayas, which can lead to delayed or canceled flights to or from Lukla, before or after our trip.So, it is always advisable that you have a few spare days considering the bad weather. ⚫ The teahouses in the mountains are the trekking lodges that we will be sleeping for the nights. They are very simple with only basic facilities, unless we don’t book for a luxury trip that provides more-than-basic lodges at all available places. Access to charging ports may incur an extra cost if we need to charge any of our electronic devices, and Wi-Fi may not be available at all locations or may be available and may cost extra. ⚫ Packing for this trip totally depends on the season we will be trekking. See the complete packing list here: Complete Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List - Himalayan Glacier. ⚫ On this trekking route and at the teahouses, we will encounter many other hikers or trekking groups. If you are seeking for a quieter trail with less travelers and wish to spend more time trekking through local communities rather than walking on more established routes, check our Langtang, Gosaikunda&Helambu Trek, Khopra Ridge Community Trek, or Nar Phu Valley Trek. COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES We operate this trekking trip by containing the following COVID-19 safety protocols: ⚫ This trip abides to all the updated safety guidelines for travelers, as issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the local authorities. ⚫ The tour will be operated by adopting COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardized protocols. ⚫ A group will be limited to not more than 6 trekkers, for now, with concerns about COVID-19 safety for all travelers. ⚫ We have prioritized hygiene protocols on the entire trip encouraging travelers to mask up, wash hands regularly, sanitize and practice physical distancing as much as possible. FOR SOLO TRAVELERS We do not guarantee to provide a twin-sharing room for solo travelers as it may not always be available. However, we will try to accommodate you in one, unless you don’t request for either a single room, wherever feasible. A single supplementary charge may be applicable if you are traveling solo and you are the only person in the group. If you have opted for twin-sharing room during the booking process but the option is not available, we will get back to you after you complete booking your trip. COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES We operate this trekking trip by containing the following COVID-19 safety protocols: ⚫ This trip abides to all the updated safety guidelines for travelers, as issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the local authorities. ⚫ Solo or small group tours will be operated by adopting COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardized protocols. ⚫ To keep our visitors safe on this tour, we have implemented several COVID-19 distancing measures. ⚫ We have prioritized hygiene protocols on the entire trip encouraging travelers to mask up, wash hands regularly, sanitize and practice physical distancing as much as possible.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
- Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?
What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?
It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.
What is the weather going to be like when I travel to Everest Base Camp?
The weather in Nepal varies by season. For example, November to January is the dry season with sunny days, clear skies and usually no rain. However, on Everest Base Camp, the temperatures at this altitude will be cold, particularly at night. February to May and September to October is the most popular time to travel to EBC, with usually fairly dry and stable weather, although there may be the occasional shower. June to August is monsoon season in Nepal, but once you pass 3,000 meters altitude there is less and less rain. Check out our guide on the best time to visit Nepal for more on specific monthly climate and seasons.
- How does it work with a porter?