Everest Luxury Lodge Trek
Overview The Everest Luxury Lodge Trek offers a remarkable journey through the iconic Everest region, combining the allure of the world's highest peak with a more comfortable and lavish experience. Lasting around 12 to 14 days, this trek also caters to adventurers seeking a touch of luxury amidst the rugged terrains. The trek commences with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where the trekking expedition sets off towards Phakding. Unlike the standard teahouses, the lodges on this trek offer upgraded facilities, including private rooms with attached bathrooms and hot showers, ensuring a comfortable stay without compromising on the enchanting…
The Everest Luxury Lodge Trek offers a remarkable journey through the iconic Everest region, combining the allure of the world’s highest peak with a more comfortable and lavish experience. Lasting around 12 to 14 days, this trek also caters to adventurers seeking a touch of luxury amidst the rugged terrains.
The trek commences with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where the trekking expedition sets off towards Phakding. Unlike the standard teahouses, the lodges on this trek offer upgraded facilities, including private rooms with attached bathrooms and hot showers, ensuring a comfortable stay without compromising on the enchanting natural surroundings.
The route mirrors the classic Everest Base Camp Trek, taking trekkers through picturesque Sherpa villages and mesmerizing landscapes. Namche Bazaar, the bustling heart of the Khumbu region, also provides a perfect acclimatization day, allowing travelers to adapt to the altitude.
As the trek progresses, participants venture deeper into the breathtaking Himalayan terrain, passing through Tengboche and Dingboche, where they can immerse themselves in the rich local culture and visit ancient monasteries.
The highlight of the journey awaits at Gorak Shep, where trekkers also make an exhilarating excursion to the Everest Base Camp, standing in awe of the majestic Khumbu Icefall and surrounding peaks. The following day, they ascend to Kala Patthar, a vantage point offering awe-inspiring views of Mount Everest at sunrise.
Throughout the trek, professional also guides accompany participants, sharing their knowledge of the region’s history, geography, and Sherpa traditions. Porters are available to carry heavy belongings, allowing trekkers to relish the experience without the burden of heavy loads.
The best time for this journey is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn/fall) seasons, between March to May and September to November, when the weather is stable and the skies clear, providing optimal mountain vistas.
Conclusion and Summary
In conclusion, the Everest Luxury Lodge Trek presents an unforgettable adventure, combining the allure of the world’s highest peak with comfortable accommodations and expert guidance. This trek is perfect for those seeking a luxurious yet authentic experience, surrounded by the natural wonders of the Everest region. As with any high-altitude trek, adequate physical preparation and acclimatization are essential, and trekkers are advised to seek professional assistance and ensure necessary permits are obtained for a safe and gratifying expedition.
- Fly into the famous and exceedingly high altitude Hillary Tenzing Airport at Lukla
- Be awed at the closeup views of Mt Everest from both Kalapatthar, the Everest Viewpoint, and Base Camp.
- Watch the sunset over Everest
- Be spiritually moved at Tengboche Monastery, the highest in the region.
- Feel the chill, emotionally and physically gazing over the Khumbu Glacier and Icefalls
- Be astounded that people from Sir Edmund Hillary’s era could survive in the virgin surroundings.
- Learn about Sherpa peoples and their lifestyles
- Spot unique and exquisite flora and fauna in Sagarmatha National Park.
- Relax in the comfortable Yeti Mountain Home lodges.
- Meal: (B)
- Accommodation: Kathmandu Marriott Hotel
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.
- Meal: (B,L,D)
- Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home Namche
- Trekking Hours: 6-7 hrs
We remain at Namche for a second night to allow for proper acclimatization to the altitude. Namche is a prosperous village, situated in a large protected hollow. After breakfast, there are a number of options: perhaps a hike up to Everest view hotel, Khumjung and Khunde, or walk towards Thame (3810m) above the beautiful Bhote Khola river valley, or a visit to the National Park Headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There is also a mountaineering display and details of the park’s flora and fauna. Your guides will be on hand to offer advice and escort you on your walks.
We will walk along the glacial water of Dudh Koshi River. The route offers views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and, Thamserku and Ama Dablam Mountains. Our journey continues through the colourful forest of blooming rhododendron to Sanasa. The region is rich in wildlife including musk deer and colourful pheasants. In Sanasa lies the junction point. One of the paths leads us to the Gokyo valley while the other branches off to Everest Base Camp. We will take a sharp climb to Tengboche monastery which is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. The journey rewards us with close-up views of many surrounding mountains. We will visit the monastery and walk through the forest of birch and rhododendron to Deboche where we will stay overnight.
Overall elevation gain tonight from previous night: 270m/886ft
- Meal: (B,L,D)
- Accommodation: Comfortable Lodges
- Trekking Hours: 6-7 hrs
This is a day to haul up and rest without being idle. We can stroll around the village and get pally with the local folks with some interesting conversations. This will give us deep insights into the lifestyles and cultures of the local folks in this region. At the same time, we can also relish the landscapes that surround us and we can also catch up on some reading. Our acclimatizing gets a further boost with our hike to Chhukung village. We then do a steep climb up to Chhukung Ri at 5550m [if we feel like it] and as we top it with gasping breath we soon realize the gritty climb was worth the go; the rewards are as lovely as it comes with the natural beauty that greets us for our efforts, the jaw-dropping vistas of Cho Oyu at 8201m, Pumori at 7161m, the gigantic Lhotse wall at 8400m, Amadablam at 6812m, Makalu at 8481m & Baruntse at 7129m all put together set our hearts on top gear as it skips a beat while watching these massive peaks.
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.
- Meal: (B,L,D)
- Accommodation: Comfortable Lodges
- Trekking Hours: 4-5 hrs
The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass though the pyramid sign post. Ahead on the trail, we see the crest of the north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, and Nuptse. A small ascent would take us to Thangma Riju from where we perceive a 360-degree vista of the snowy mountains. Upon climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of the Changri glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will be surrounded by snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world – Mount Everest. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come through the Indian army mountaineers’ memorials. As we reach Everest Base Camp we cannot help appreciating the Everest climbers that take the hazardous route through the Khumbu icefall. Mountaineers’ tents stand out in bright colors against all the dull gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from base camp. Everest actually is not visible from this juncture. By now we have met the ultimate objective of our trip.
However, the sunset view from Kala Patthar is more admirable than the sunrise view, so it is recommended that we visit Kala Patthar today during sunset. As the setting sun’s rays strike the snow-capped mountains, the resulting scenery is incredible. For those trekkers who wish to continue to Kala Patthar, Himalayan Glacier guides and Sherpas coordinate our hike to Kala Patthar for an amazing sunset view today rather than tomorrow. Overnight in Gorak Shep at a local lodge.
- Meal: (B,L,D)
- Accommodation: Comfortable Lodges
- Trekking Hours: 8-9 hrs
We start early at dawn to catch the dramatic views from Kalapatthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mt. Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C) departure beforehand. Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to expose itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kalapatthar, we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding viewpoints to click pictures. After several hours of ascent, we reach Kalapatthar. From here, we scuttle to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kalapatthar rocks and our eyes take in the unbelievable Himalayan views, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we possibly can with our camera so they can last a lifetime. After this, we make our way back to Gorekshep and board a helicopter flight all the way back to Kathmandu
Free and easy day to spend, perhaps doing shopping or rest at hotel’s beautiful court-yard. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you would like to extend your stay. Kindly email us for more details on extensions.
- All meals (B,L,D) included on the trek with tea & coffee.
- Hot boiled water for drinking purposes
- Twin-sharing accommodation at Kathmandu Marriott for 4 nights with breakfast
- Twin-sharing accommodation at Luxury Lodges (Yeti Mountain Homes) for 3 nights at Phakding and Namche Bazar
- Twin-sharing accommodation at teahouses/lodge above Namche for 5 nights
- All required permits for the trek
- Domestic plane flight to Lukla with airport taxes
- Gorekshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight
- Experienced local trek leader
- Full support crew (1 assistant guide for 3 trekkers & 1 porter for every 2 trekkers)
- Half-day sightseeing of Kathmandu’s highlights including guide and entrance fees
- International/Domestic airport transfers as per your flight time
- All ground transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary on private vehicle
- Comprehensive first aid kit with high-altitude medicines
- Supplementary oxygen with mask and regulator for emergency purposes on the trek
- Duffel bag, Sleeping bag with liner and Down Jacket (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of the trek)
- Staff equipment, insurance and allowances
- Trek completion certificate (Upon request)
- Group welcome or farewell dinner at Kathmandu
- International airfare, Nepal Visa and travel insurance
- Meals at Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities for staff
Overview: The Everest Luxury Lodge Trek is a more comfortable and luxurious alternative to the traditional Everest Base Camp Trek. It allows trekkers to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Everest region while staying in relatively upscale lodges and accommodations. This trek is suitable for those who prefer a higher level of comfort during their journey but still want to explore the Everest region.
Duration: The trek typically takes around 12 to 14 days, depending on the specific itinerary and your starting point.
Itinerary: The itinerary usually follows the same route as the classic Everest Base Camp Trek, but with more luxurious accommodations. A sample itinerary may look like this:
- Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Phakding
- Day 2: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
- Day 3: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
- Day 4: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
- Day 5: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
- Day 6: Acclimatization day in Dingboche
- Day 7: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
- Day 8: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep, then continue to Everest Base Camp, return to Gorak Shep
- Day 9: Hike to Kala Patthar, then trek back to Pheriche
- Day 10: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
- Day 11: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
- Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu
Accommodations: During the Everest Luxury Lodge Trek, you will stay in more comfortable and better-equipped lodges compared to standard teahouses along the trail. These lodges often offer private rooms with attached bathrooms, hot showers, and sometimes even internet access. However, do keep in mind that the level of luxury may still be more basic compared to urban standards.
Guides and Porters: It is highly recommended to hire an experienced guide and possibly porters for this trek, especially if you’re not an experienced trekker or are not familiar with the region. Guides can provide valuable information about the area, culture, and ensure your safety during the journey. Porters can carry your heavy belongings, allowing you to focus on enjoying the trek.
Permits: Like all treks in the Everest region, you will need various permits, including the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit. Your guide or trekking agency will usually handle the paperwork for you.
Best Time to Go: The best time for the Everest Luxury Lodge Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn/fall) seasons. These months typically run from March to May and September to November. During these periods, the weather is more stable, and the skies are clearer, providing better views of the mountains.
Remember, trekking in the Everest region requires physical fitness and acclimatization to prevent altitude sickness. Always consult with a travel expert or your doctor before embarking on any high-altitude trek.
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