Stay in luxury mountain lodges to experience a magnificent panorama of the Himalayas from the lodge itself. During the day, trek around the region and explore what the area has to offer.
- 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.
Luxury Everest Base camp trekking with Ultimate experiences
We can now offer the Ultimate Luxury Everest Base camp trekking experience that is unparalleled to our esteemed trekkers. There are “luxury lodges” until the village of Pangboche; above this village, we use the best available lodges with double glazed windows, the most comfortable rooms available for you. You will have a total of seven nights in luxury lodges and six nights in the best available hostels on this trekking adventure.
Our team will make this a memorable experience for you with attention to detail like no other. Our expert trek leader will fulfil your hunger for knowledge about the rich culture, history, religion, and a lot more.
Now with the added luxury of “Culinary Adventures,” our trekking chef will serve you food that uses superfood as ingredients to help you get the best nourishment to help achieve this goal that probably has been on your bucket list for several years. We have added rest days to allow for proper acclimatization to lower altitude sickness risks during the trek.
Our itinerary is designed uniquely from what other trekking companies offer. We include a hike up to the rarely visited Ama Dablam Base Camp. We will be following in the footsteps of the great mountaineering teams, hiking through the Sherpa region, walking past potato fields and villages before the hard work begins as we climb up to Namche Bazaar.
The scenery above the treeline is dry but still breathtaking. The impressive monastery at Thyangboche is wonderfully set against Mount Ama Dablam, Everest, and other snow-capped peaks.
The hike up to Amadablam base camp allows the walk from the tree-line to high altitude alpine forest, and the summer grazing pastures with stunning views of the Maha-Langgur range are not seen from the main trail to Everest Base Camp.
We also take this opportunity to climb Kala Pathar (5,545m), which is higher than the Everest Base camp for Mt. Everest’s ultimate view (8,850 m). The Everest Base Camp is situated on the Khumbu Glacier.
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.
We strive to do things uniquely different from other trekking companies. We have chosen lodges with character yet are less busy, owned by interesting people, and in locations away from the villages’ bustling areas. You will stay or eat at lodges whose owners
- were involved in mountaineering expeditions,
- has created a cultural museum,
- is in the Guinness book of world records, join this trek to find out who
- an inn that was used for scientific experiment
We include a trip up to the rarely visited Ama Dablam Base Camp. We will follow in the footsteps of great climbing parties. We will trek through Sherpa country, potato, vegetable fields, and villages before the hard work of the climb up to Namche Bazaar begins.
Note: Flight to Lukla and back can be delayed or cancelled due to poor visibility. We ask you to have buffer days and have a few hundred dollars if your flight to Lukla is affected, and a helicopter ride is needed to either fly in or out of Lukla.
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. Depending on the time we arrive in Lukla, we will do a longer hike of 5 hours to the village of Monjo. 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). 3-4 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.
We go to the National Park Headquarters for the views of Mount Everest and other surrounding mountains before we return to the lodge for breakfast. We take a steep uphill hike to the village of Khunde, where Sir Edmund Hillary built the first hospital, and on to Khumjung village, to see the school also built by him and the Monastery with the Yeti scalp.
Kunde and Khumjung villages are located in a broad valley below Mount Khumbila (the Sherpas’ protector deity). We proceed to Tashinga after lunch at Khumjung Village. It is a 90-minute hike for our final stop at Tashinga. Tashinga is the last of the “Luxury lodge” for the next week. You will be staying in family-owned lodges that are basic until we return here on the way down—a 5-hour hike.
We descend to Phunki Tenka, where the Imja and Dudh Koshi Rivers meet. We will need to sign in with the National park again before ascending for two hours on a steep hill until we reach Thyangboche Monastery. You will spend some time here admiring the 360-degree views, visit the famous Monastery. You will also have lunch here before proceeding on to Pangboche. We will be very close to Mount Amadablam at Pangboche. You will be able to enjoy the sunset on the mountain on days when the weather is clear.
We hike up to the less trekked base camp of the most beautiful mountain in this region – Amadablam after breakfast. It is a three-hour trek to Amadablam Base Camp (ADBC). The panoramic views of the surrounding peaks will reward your tiredness as you climb higher.
You might be able to see mountaineers campsite during the autumn climbing season. Our team will serve you with the packed lunch which they carried from the lodge at the Amadablam base camp.
We will head down to the village after lunch. It usually gets windy in the afternoons. Your trek leader will remind you to pack layers of clothing and a windproof jacket.
Our team will make your meals with superfood as ingredients to recover from your daily hiking. It will also give you all the nourishment you need to get ready for the coming days’ higher altitudes.
Pangboche is the last of the “Luxury lodge” for the next week. You will be staying in family-owned lodges that are basic until we return here on the way down—a 5-hour hike.
We have a short trek to Dingboche (4,320m). Your guide will take you towards Nakardzong Ridge for acclimatization. The previous day’s hike up to ADBC and above 4500 meters in the afternoon plus our specially prepared meal with superfoods should get you well acclimatized to this altitude and energized. Overnight lodge (3 to 4 hours walking).
We have a short 20-minute uphill walk to a Stupa with stunning 360-degree views of Mount Makalu 8481 meters, Lhotse 8501, and other ‘smaller mountains (in Himalayan context). We have an undulating hike for two to two and a half hours with Mount Taboche 6542 meters and Cholatse 6440 meters on our left before crossing the Khumbu river to stop for lunch at Thuglha 4620 meters.
We have a steep climb of 45 minutes to the top of Thuglha, where there are numerous memorial “Chortens” in honour of those who perished on Mount Everest. The final stretch of a gentle uphill trek to Lobuche 4900 meters takes about 90 minutes. Overnight lodge. 5-6 hours walking.
Today is the day for most people to achieve this bucket list wish of being at Everest base camp. We start by hiking on undulating terrain for about 45 minutes before ascending to Gorakshep-La pass. We spend the next two and a half hours walking next to a lateral moraine in a series of ups and downs. Don’t forget to stop and look up at the awe-inspiring vista of Himalayan Peaks around you while sipping your water – rehydration is essential at all times.
We arrive at Gorakshep 5180 meters after about three and a half hours since leaving Lobuche. Some trekkers have a fast and early lunch to continue to EBC. Our staff will bring packed lunch for you to eat at EBC or whenever you feel hungry. It would help if you were very attentive as the trail is narrow and slippery in some places. Stand on the ‘safer’ side of the path when allowing other trekkers to pass through. It takes about two hours to reach EBC. We will stop to observe, absorb, contemplate, and of course, take lots of photos for remembrance at EBC. and overnight lodge at Gorakshep (5,120m)
The return journey back to Gorakshep should take about 90 minutes. Most of us will be very tired after this long day of hiking, an adrenaline-filled day of adventure. You will probably have dinner early and go to bed soon after. 7-8 hour hike. 5180 meters.
Kalapathar meaning Black Rock is a viewpoint that is 200-meters higher than EBC with a terrific 360-degree view of Everest, Nuptse, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, to name a few mountains. It takes a slow but steady uphill climb of 2 hours to reach the top. It takes about 60-75 minutes to return to Gorakshep. For some trekkers, Everest base camp is the ultimate goal and give Kalapathar a miss.
We head on the same trail to Thuglha. If you have climbed Kalapathar, we stop for lunch at Lobuche. If you have decided to give Kalapathar a miss, then you hike to Thugla for lunch (we had lunch here two days ago on the way up). We take the right path at the fork just past Thuglha. It is mostly downhill to Pheriche, a windswept valley. You will be amazed at how much ground you can cover on the way down with noticeably more oxygen in the atmosphere. The hike from Thuglha takes about two hours to reach Pheriche, 4250 meters. The trek for today can vary between 7-10 hours.
Tall Himalayan Peaks still surround us despite being on the way down. You will discover that it is much easier to appreciate them on the way down while covering more ground. Do stop for photos and drink plenty of fluid.
We will trek towards Thyangboche Monastery, where we will stop for lunch. We have a steep descent of 650 meters down to Phunki Tenga. We will check out at the national park checkpoint, cross a suspension bridge and ascend to our luxury lodge at Tashinga. You will be able to enjoy a nice hot shower in your attached bathroom, have a good night’s sleep in your bed with an electric blanket.
We will retrace our steps back to Namche Bazaar, reminiscing and admiring the views. We stop for lunch at Namche Bazaar where you can do some souvenir shopping. We start to trek towards Monjo, descending on the steep hill to the high suspension bridge. We will check out of the Sagarmatha National park at Jorsalle. We have another night at the luxury lodge at Monjo. 5 hours trek.
We have a 5 hours trek to Lukla. Try remembering your thoughts at the beginning (if you can remember these parts) and now at the end and compare. We celebrate the last night partying with our support crew! Overnight Lodge.
Fly to Manthali and drive back to Kathmandu for 4-5 hours. Your afternoon will be free to either chill out or go for some souvenir hunting in 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.
International departure. You will leave the hotel 3 hours before your flight time.
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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.
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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).
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