Everest Luxury trek is possible with staying in luxury guest houses on the way.6 days short trekking itinerary reach at Everest Base Camp and return by heli flight to Lukla instead of same way trekking back. Your adventure trekking starts from adventurous 35 minutes flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. After the flight you land at richest divers’ land, flora fauna, scenic landscape, cultural villages and peoples. Walking first day to Phakding is about 4 hours easy walking. Phakding to Namche feel to stars Everest Base Camp trekking as it involve serious uphill at the end of the day. Famous and chilling suspension bridges, walking same trails of heavy carried Yaks and explore first Everest view before reaching Namche Bazzar. One extra night stay at Namche 3,440 miters is to reach Everest view point, walking to Khumjung village which is more helpful to acclimatize your body. One of the holiest place in Khumbu valley Tengboche is on the way Everest Base Camp for a night stay. It has an impressive monastery. If you planning your trek during October to November months, you might catch special ceremonies Mani Rimdu festival in this monastery. Special pray here by Buddhist monks every morning and evening, you are welcome to join.
Dingboche, Lobuche are small villages to cross before reaching Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. Gorakhshep is the last lodge to overnight from where we hike to Everest Base Camp. Another early in the morning strong uphill hike to Kalapathar (5,545 meters) is the tough part of the trekking. Massive Mount Everest, Best sunrise and other spectacular mountains will be just at in front of you from this point. Trekking to Kalapathar is about 2 hours trek reaching at top before sunrise. After memorial hike and after reaching at base camp of world’s highest peak mount Everest we fly back to Lukla by helicopter. One night at Lukla to catch next day early morning flight to Kathmandu. We may have chance to get flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla in the same day after return from EBC by Heli, depend on current situation and availability.
Nepal Highland Treks designed this luxury and short Everest Base Camp Trekking plan with enough time to explore one of the famous region, mountain and mountain peoples. Luxury lodges are available in lower part of the trekking like Phakding, Namche. As you trek higher altitude region, standard of accommodation is in local guest houses where we look for best available. Trekking with our export guide and experience porter who are fit in this altitude trek.
Day 01:Arrival at Tribhuban International airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350m
Day 02:Fly to Lukla (2,860m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m) 3/4 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 03:Trek Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 6/7 Hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 04:Acclimatization at Namche. Hike to Everest view hotel (3,880m) and back to Namche for overnight
Day 05:Trek Namche to Tengboche (3,860m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 06:Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 07:Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m) 4/5 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 08:Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,360) and back to Gorakhshep (5,180m) for overnight. 7/8 hours
Day 09:Climb Kalapathar at early in the morning (5,545m) and trek down to Gorakhshep for breakfast. Fly with Helicopter to Lukla and Overnight
Day 10:Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Rest
Day 11:An extra day in Kathmandu. Relax or choose your activities
Day 12:Departure and farewell
Best time to plan for Everest base camp trekking
Month of March-May and October-December months are most suitable times to visit Everest Base Camp. And whilst you’ll have to contend with plenty of other trekkers on the route, the weather in these months provides clear skies, hardly any rainfall and spectacular views of the peak and the stars that make all the effort worthwhile.
You do not need to bring whole equipments from your home country. Good trekking equipments with reasonable cost are available in Kathmandu. We can suggest you to buy those after we check it in hotel before starting of trekking. Representative from Nepal Highland Treks, your guide can provide you good suggestion. Our itinerary has enough time to be prepared with your proper equipment.
Round cap to protect from sun during sunny day
Warm head cover cap to protect from cold and wind
Muff to cover mouth from heavy wind and cold
1 pair warm inner thermal and inner trouser
1 pair warm outer trouser
1 pair warm wind proof warm outer trouser
One pair light and warm jacket or sweeter
One pair down jacket
One pair wind proof jacket
2 pairs light shocks
2 pair warm thick shocks
1 pair light shoe or sandal
1 pair warm trekking shoes
2 pairs light trouser or half paint for walking during day and hot temperature
3 to 4 pairs of light t-shirt
Rain coat (cover body and backpack)
20 litter polar bag for trekking, carrying yourself (Trekking bag pack)
Duffel bag to hand over with your goods to our Porter, Nepal Highland Treks can provide you once you are in Kathmadu. You can come with your suitcase and deposit it in your hotel
Down Sleeping bag with its Inner * (* = Nepal Highland Treks provide in returnable based)
Head lamp with enough battery
Camera and its battery
Phone and charger
Hand wash lotion
Thoth brush add paste
Washing shop and bath shampoo
Quick dry towel
First Aid Kit Medicines
In every trekking package, our guide will carry first aid kit box containing medicines of anti altitude, anti Diarrhea, pain relief, Antibiotic, anti cold, anti vomiting, anti headache, fever, bandages, handplast and anti septic lotion . If you are taking any regular medicine that is compulsory to bring yourself.
Nepal Visa, trekking Permits and Money
Foreigners can obtain Nepali visa on arrival in Nepal. USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for a month multiple visa. You also can get this visa from online. You can go through http://nepalimmigration.gov.np/ web and look for online Nepali visa application page.
Permits are obtain by Nepal Highland Treks. We only need you passport scan copy at the time of your trip confirmation. There will be Everest National park permit and fees of local province.
Regarding money, you have to carry all Nepali rupees cash from Kathmandu for your extra pay during trekking. Local lodges are not having any facilities paying by cards and Bank or ATM machine are not available on the way trekking.
Day 1Arrival at Tribhuban International airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350mRepresentative from Nepal Highland Treks pick up you from International airport and transfer to the Hotel. We will discuss about your trip and check your trekking gears. Overnight at Hotel
Day 2Fly to Lukla (2,860m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m) 3/4 hours. Overnight at tea house Early in the morning we drive to domestic airport for your flight to Lukla. It is early morning flight about 35 minutes. Scenic flight with tiny aircraft takes off you at Hillary airport (Lukla). Introduce with your porter. After managing your luggage, start walking toward Phakding. The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River. Easy and flat walking takes only around 4 hours.
Day 3Trek Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 6/7 Hours. Overnight at tea house After your breakfast start trekking to Namche Bazar (Biggest town in Everest region). We pass big suspension bring at the beginning. Than our trail become slightly up hills. Route is passing through alpine forest along with Dudhkoshi River. We also pass Benkar village, Monjo village and jorsalle on the way. After having our lunch, we start tough up hills walking and reach Namche.
Day 4Acclimatization at Namche. Hike to Everest view hotel (3,880m) and back to Namche for overnight It is acclimatization day and we take hiking tour around. Hike to Everest view hotel and Khumjung village. Visit local monasteries and Hillary school. It is pleasant day to have your lunch at Khumjung village with front view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Amadablam and others. Come back to Namche. Walking around in Namche get more refresh
Day 5Trek Namche to Tengboche (3,860m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea house We trek an easy way with front view of panoramic mountain up to Phunki Thanga, small River side village. From here, trekking route start to be up hills. It contains some of the major ascend toward Tengboche. Tengboche is famous with Tengboche monastery and it is one of the largest monastery in Everest region. Monastery open from 3 pm and it is good visit at their evening chanting by lamas
Day 6Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea house Trekking through Rhododendron forest reach at Deboche village. After Diboche valley reach at Pangboche village which is having biggest settlement of Sherpa peoples. We still have good view of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Amadablam. Trekking trail than follow through upper Pangboche for exploring an oldest pangboche monastery. After walking some minor ascends, we can see picturesque village of Dingboche with beautiful potato fields.
Day 7Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m) 4/5 hours. Overnight at tea house It is short hiking at high altitude. We start after your breakfast in Dingboche. After walking around three hours in wide valley we reach at Duglha. You’re walking than reach some tough ascending. You may feel hard to breathe as it is thinner air in high altitude. You will reach Lobuche. Lobushe is small settlement with fewer tea houses only. You have to be prepared with chilly night.
Day 8Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,360) and back to Gorakhshep (5,180m) for overnight. 7/8 hoursDay of reaching at base camp of highest peak of the earth, you are at the day of reaching your dream. It is better to start trekking as earlier as possible after your breakfast. The trekking trail to Everest Base Camp is not hard but it is continuously ascending and descending at glacier rocky trail. Everest base Camp is extremely beautiful. Panaromic Mountains including Everest is surroundings. We will come up to near from Khumbu Glacier and see icefall from slopes of Mount Everest. We than come back to Gorakhshep for our overnight
Day 9Climb Kalapathar at early in the morning (5,545m) and trek down to Gorakhshep for breakfast. Fly with Helicopter to Lukla and Overnight We prepare with our small bag with hot drinking water and some nuts. It is about one and half hours climbing. When we start, it is dark and chilly. Get sunrise view and panoramic mountain views which is probably the best view ever in this trekking. We come down to Gorakhshep and have breakfast. We than fly back to Lukla with Helicopter. If it is available and able, we fly back to Katharine with regular flight or stay overnight in Lukla for next day morning flight.
Day 10Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Rest Fly early in the morning from Lukla to Kathmandu. You can view Scenic Mountain and green hills from tiny flight. Drive from Kathmandu domestic airport and check in hotel. Nepal Highland Treks invite you to have together dinner in typical Nepali cultural restaurant. Share your experience of Everest Base camp trekking Helicopter back
Day 11An extra day in Kathmandu. Relax or choose your activities A reserve day in Kathmandu is for relaxing after your long days trekking. You still can choose some other activities around Kathmandu valley. Otherwise you have good walking around Thamel to have shopping souvenirs for your relative and friends.
Day 12Departure and farewell It is normally to be at International airport 3 hours before your flight time. It only takes 20 minutes drive to reach Airport from Thamel. We manage transportation for your final departure
If our set departure dates are not convenient for you, you may choose your private departures by selecting your own convenient date. These types of departure are best suited to couples, families, charity and small groups of friends. Customized itinerary are available as per your travel need.