Enjoy a memorable, unparalleled experience camping at the Everest Base Camp in luxury lodges. Responsible Adventures provides a level of attention to detail not seen with other companies.
- Per Person Min 4 persons
- Private Tour Min 2 persons
Book this Nepal trek and get a complimentary one hour Trekker’s’ massage after the trek is over. The masseuses will be from a marginalized community. This is part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Note: You can pre-book a seat on a direct helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return for an additional US$350 per person each way. You will avoid the 4-5 hours drive to or from Manthali. For example – if you decide to book a helicopter seat for both ways – US$700 extra needs to be added.
Enjoy the highest standards of accommodation in the region.
This trip is perfect for those wishing to experience the Everest region’s spectacular landscape without going to altitude extremes and maintaining home comforts. This luxury trek is an ideal introduction to the Everest Khumbu area, the most famous region in the entire Himalayas.
We visit Sherpa villages and the Tengboche monastery, which offers views of Mt. Everest rising behind the Lhotse-Nuptse wall and other surrounding peaks.
Flying in from Kathmandu, we descend amid an incredible mountain landscape to the remote yet bustling mountain airstrip at Lukla. From here, we spend ten days trekking from a luxury lodge to a luxury lodge.
This trek provides the highest accommodation standards in the region, featuring electricity, comfortable heated rooms, en-suite bathrooms with hot showers, and western-style flush toilets. We walk five to six hours a day, visiting the main Sherpa villages and enjoying excellent views.
Food and nutrition on the trek
We are pioneers in gastronome trekking in the Himalayas. We provide a varied, interesting menu on treks throughout the Himalayas. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals can be catered for upon request, and other special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.
Trekking is not only fun, but it is beneficial for you. It helps in detoxifying the body while also nourishing the soul. Although to provide a better experience, we also tailor our meals to include superfoods as part of the ingredients to keep you fit and healthy while also assisting in acclimatization to high altitude. The combination of hiking in the pristine mountain air and healthy food makes trekking with us a complete adventure. Read More on Food and nutrition on our treks.
Why Choose Us?
- Our expert trek leader will ensure your safety at all times while enhancing your trekking experience.
- Your private social bubble by staying in less busy lodges and trekking away from the crowded trails where possible.
- Experience the Himalayas in style.
- Your food is prepared with superfood ingredients to give the best nourishment, recovery, and acclimatization to high altitude for our gourmet trekking adventures.
Arrive in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. You will be met by our representative at the airport and brought to your hotel. You will be briefed for the trek.
Morning walking tour of Ason (an old spice market) and the ancient Durbar Square (palace). We have lunch, and in the afternoon, we take a 4-5 hour drive to Manthali to stay overnight to catch an early morning flight to Lukla (2,840m) the next day.
Note: You can pre-book a seat on a direct helicopter flight at an additional $350 per person to avoid the 4-5 hours drive to Manthali.
We fly to Lukla in the morning. We have a 5-hour trek to Monjo. The terrain is a combination of downhill and ascents, passing through farmland, villages, prayer walls, monasteries, Buddhist monuments, and the ever-smiling locals as well as other trekkers. 5-hour hike to our luxury lodge at Monjo village. 2860 meters.
We trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m). (3.5 hours walking from Monjo We enter Sagarmatha National park at Jorsalle in the morning. We have about a 90-minute hike with a mixture of undulation (of the Himalayan scale) before we have a 2-hour steep climb to Namche Bazaar.
We stay in a lodge above the bustling Bazaar area for “Social Distancing.” This lodge is owned by L.S Sherpa, a conservationist, and a photographer.
He also runs the Sherpa Cultural Museum and the Everest Documentation centre. 3.5 to 4 hours trek. 3441 meters.
Trek to Tashinga (3,360m). We rise early to the national park headquarters for views of Everest and other surrounding peaks. We come back to the lodge for breakfast. We spend some time at the Everest documentation and Sherpa Cultural centre before starting our trek. We stop for lunch at Kyangjuma. We have a short hike after lunch to our comfort lodge at Tashinga, where we spend two nights.
Trek to Thyangboche (3,873m), return to Tashinga. We start the morning with a steep descent to Phunki Tenga, which takes about 45-60 minutes. We will register with the National park and begin a steep two-hour climb all the way to the ridge where the famous Thyangboche Monastery is located. We will spend a few hours visiting the monastery, admiring the 360-degree views. We will head back to Tashinga after having lunch here.
Trek to Khumjung. We retrace our steps back to Kyangjuma, and we have a short climb of 30 minutes to the village of Khumjung. We visit Khumjung high school, which Sir Edmund Hillary built. It is very close to the lodge we stay tonight.
We stay in a basic lodge run by a family. This family continues the dying practice of Yak rearing. You will get to experience staying in a regular teahouse lodge for one night and mingle with the locals.
We start the morning by walking towards Kunde village, where Hillary built a hospital. We descend to Syangboche airstrip and continue in a less walked path until it meets Thame’s main trail. We stop in one of the villages for lunch and continue to the village of Thame. This is the village Tenzing Sherpa grew up in before he migrated to Darjeeling to seek employment with the mountaineering expedition. This is also the village of Apa Sherpa, who set a world record of 22 ascents of Everest’s summit – this record was broken in 2019. Many trekkers do not visit Thame.
We hike towards Namche Bazaar on this quiet trail admiring the towering Kondge mountain and passing through several small hamlets, forested paths. We will stop for lunch in one of the small villages as there is no rush to get back to Namche Bazaar. 5 hours hike.
We start the day with a steep descent to the high suspension bridge and continue walking to Jorsalle, where we leave Sagarmatha National park and stop for lunch. We continue trekking for another two hours to Phakding and stop for the night. 5 hours hike.
Our last day of trekking is mostly going uphill at various gradients. We have a last night party with the staff tonight—3 hours trek.
Flight to Manthali and a 4-5 hour drive back to Kathmandu.
Note: You pre-book a seat on a direct helicopter flight to Kathmandu for an additional $350 and avoid a 4-5 hour drive from Manthali.
Day 13: Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur. Farewell dinner in the evening.
You will be brought to the airport 3 hours prior to your International flight.
- A family-owned Boutique with breakfast in Kathmandu
- All transportation
- Responsible Adventures’ expert trek leader or hire Raj
- Complimentary T-shirt
- Use of trekking kit bag during the trek
- Trekking Chef
- One assistant guide between 4 trekkers
- One porter between two trekkers
- Proper clothing for porters and crew
- Food for porters & crew members (we are less than a handful of trekking companies that provide this facility)
- Insurance for team and porters
- All permits
- All meals on the trek (healthiest and varied trekking meals in the whole of the Himalaya)
- Domestic airfare
- International airfare
- All optional additional tours or activities during free time
- Transportation outside of the tour program
- Travel insurance (compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
- Tips (suggested amount; US$100 per week for staff only), Leader’s tipping up to your discretion
- Items of a personal nature, e.g., alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenirs, etc.
A Responsible promise
Despite the exceptional circumstances in which we find ourselves at the moment, we don’t want you to give up your holiday – and we want you to be able to book your trip without any worries.
To provide you with additional security for your booking, we have introduced a new rebooking and cancellation policy so that you can easily rebook or cancel your trip free of charge if the worst comes to the worst.
Free Cancellation With the Responsible Promise 100% Money-Back Guarantee
For new bookings made between 10th May 2021 and 31st December 2021, you may cancel your complete package (activities, hotels, tours, excl. flight) free of charge up to 30 days before your departure and get 100% of your money back. To stay flexible, we recommend that you choose a flexible fare when booking your flight.
Full flexibility on your booking
Stay flexible with our new rebooking service until shortly before your departure. For new bookings made between May 10th and December 31st, 2021, you may rebook your package (activities, hotels, tours) free of charge up to 30 days before your departure (subject to availability). Rebooking is only allowed once, and you must inform us 30 days before your planned departure. Any additional costs incurred due to changes in your schedule or upgrades, such as additional fees in high season or upgrades to your accommodation, will still apply. To remain flexible, we recommend that you choose a flexible fare when booking your flight.
From 3 years old to some in their 70s, most of our clients have done and completed their treks with almost no exercise or training.
Do you offer hotel/airport pick-up?
We offer hotel and airport pick-up. As you continue with your booking, there will be an option to input flight details or hotel name.
Do I need a Visa?
A visa for Nepal can be acquired on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border, and Kerung on the Nepal-China border.
Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.
For more information, go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.
What should I bring on a Trek?
Being adequately equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. For information to help you select the best type of clothing and equipment for your trip, please see our Clothing and Equipment Guide.
Also, see our Links page for details of specialist retailers who will offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.
If you have more questions, please check this article to reference equipment to pack or contact us.
Is this trip safe for solo/female/LGBT+/minority/POC travelers?
You are safe as long as you are respectful of the culture, do not show affection in public, and dress decently (this won’t pose too much problem as you will be covered up in layers to stay warm).
Here are some helpful articles:
Am I too old to go trekking?
Arriving at Kathmandu airport.
What are the differences between luxury and normal lodges?
Should I bring cash or ATM cards?
What to pack for a trek?
Do I need to train for a trek?
What is a typical day on a trek like?
What is the food like on the trek?
The Benefits of using trekking poles.
What do I need to know about high altitude?
High altitude myths.
How to trek safely?
For more articles, you can go to our blogs.