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Starts at: Lukla Ends at: Lukla
Trek Region: Everest Transport: Flight
Duration: 14 Days Trip Grade: Strenuous
Max Altitude: 5555m/18225ft Accommodation: Teahouse

Everest Luxury Lodge Trek Highlights

  • 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.

This Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is the same as all Everest Base Camp Treks. Except we will provide you with the best possible accommodation along the trail.

At three points, namely Phakding, Lukla and Namche Bazaar this means you will be staying in the Yeti Mountain Home luxury lodges. Designed for luxury and based on the traditional designs of the Khumbu (Everest) Region, these are the five-star hotels on the Everest trails!

You will get your first glimpse of the beauty of this region from the short flight into Lukla. Flying directly to through the mountains, this airport sits at 2,860m.

On arrival in the early morning trekkers set off to descend to the first stop. Phakding lies around 4 hours walk from Lukla. Set on the riverside, you can relax in the gardens of Phakding Yeti Mountain Home for the rest of the afternoon.

From now on the days consist of around 5 hours of trekking. Some days are longer at 7 to 8 hours. But we build in acclimatization time and never force clients to go faster than their ability. The trails pass through forests of alpine trees and through picturesque Sherpa villages.

Not to mention the raging rivers you will cross until you reach the well-known market town of Namche Bazaar. Here again we overnight in a Yeti Mountain Home. With a spa and wellness centre and well-stocked bar, we suggest you might want to enjoy these facilities fully on the return journey!

While in Namche we take the opportunity to acclimatize to the altitude with a rest day. However, the best way to acclimatize is to remain active so you might want to hike to Khumjung Village to visit the school set up by Sir Edmund Hillary.

As well as following in the footsteps of famous mountaineers, the highlights of this trek include the mountains. Of course! Our first great panoramic view comes at Tengboche Monastery where we can see breathtaking views of Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse and Lhotse. For those who enjoy the spiritual, it is possible to meet some of the monks living here.

Aside from the mountains, this area has an abundance of flora and fauna. It falls within the Sagarmatha National Park and the Sacred Himalayan Landscape initiative of the World Wildlife Fund.

As you would expect, the trails passe the glaciers and icefalls and takes you up to Kalapatthar, otherwise known as the Everest Viewpoint. Here is the closest you will get to Everest without a climbing permit and expedition team! The views are beyond words, Everest, Mount Pumori and Amba Dablam seem to be within arm’s reach.

During this part of the trek we use the best available lodges but once we return to Namche Bazaar we will again stay at the Yeti Mountain Home and perhaps have just one or two drinks at the bar. Or a lovely spa treatment. For our final night in the Khumbu Region, we stay at the Yeti Mountain Home at Lukla. And yes, go on and treat yourself to another spa. For when else are you going to have a massage high up in the Himalayas!

Everest Luxury Lodge Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu!


Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and Trek to Phakding

Phakding – 2651 m / 8697 ft – 35 min + 3 hrs

Day 3: Phakding to Namche

Namche – 3440 m / 11286 ft – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 4: Acclimatization Day in Namche

Namche – 3700 m / 12139 ft – 4 to 5 hrs

Day 5: Namche to Tengboche

Tengboche – 3956 m / 12979 ft – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche

Dingboche – 4380 m / 14370 ft – 4 to 5 hrs

Day 7: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche

Dingboche – 4380 m / 14370 ft – 3 to 4 hrs

Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche

Lobuche – 4938 m / 16200 ft – 4 to 5 hrs

Day 9: Lobuche to Gorakshep

Gorakshep – 5160 m / 16929 ft – 2 to 3 hr + 4 hr

Day 10: Gorakshep to Pheriche

Pheriche – 4371 m / 14340 ftt- 4 hrs + 4 hrs

Day 11: Pheriche to Namche

Namche – 3440 m / 11286 ft – 6 to 7 hrs

Day 12: Namche to Luklarn

Lukla – 2860 m / 9383 ft -7 hr

Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu

Kathmandu – 30 min

Day 14: Departure


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

You will be met at Tribhuvan International Airport by our staff who will take you to your hotel.

Your hotel is in the heart of the area known as Thamel, which caters mainly to tourists with its bars, shops and restaurants.  Depending on your arrival time you will have time to take a look at some of the souvenir items on sale or purchase some snacks for your trek.

This evening you will be able to ask questions and meet your guide.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and Trek to Phakding

  • Transport: Flight (30 min)
  • Trek time: 3 to 4 hours
  • Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home

There has been a change of regulations making it very possible that flights to Lukla will operate from Manthali Airport in Ramechhap District.

This means a four-hour drive from Kathmandu to Manthali during the night in order to reach the early morning flight to Lukla.

The flight itself will make up for the road journey as it is a spectacular and exciting 20 minutes flight through the mountains.   On arrival in Lukla, we start out trek with a 3 to 4-hour hike to the village of Phakding.

Note: should you wish to avoid the 4-hour road journey, please talk to us about taking a helicopter directly from Kathmandu to Lukla.  This will incur an additional expense.

Day 3: Phakding to Namche

  • Trek time: 5 to 6 hours
  • Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home

After a great breakfast, we head off through the forests and yak pastures to reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. 

We reach Namche Bazaar today, the largest Sherpa market town in the area. Again we stay in a luxurious Yeti Mountain Home lodge which will be our home for two nights.

Day 4: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazar

  • Trek time: 5 to 6 hours
  • Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home

Now that we are on the borderline of what is considered ‘high altitude’, we will stop and acclimatize in Namche. Since the best way to acclimatize is to be active we will hike to Khumjung Village to visit the school Sir Edmund Hillary set up.

Meantime, all around us are stunning mountains: Kwangde (6,011m), Thamserku (6,623m), Kangtega (6,782m), Nuptse (7,861m), Lhotse (8,516m), Ama Dablam (6,812m) and the biggest of them all, Mount Everest (8,848m).

Day 5: Namche to Tengboche

  • Trek time: 5 to 6 hours
  • Accommodation: Tea House

The trails today take us past Buddhists shrines known as stupas, and walls with Buddhist prayers carved into them, known as Mani walls.

With colourful prayer flags fluttering overhead and the snowcapped mountains behind, we reach Tengboche Monastery amidst a feast of photographic delights!

Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche

  • Trek time: 4 to 5 hours
  • Accommodation: Tea House

Today’s hike is challenging. Firstly we follow the Imja River before climbing up to desolate fields where potatoes are grown. 

Dingboche is the highest Sherpa village in the region with stunning views of Ama Dablam. Since we arrived quite early, after lunch the afternoon is free for mountain gazing!

Day 7: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche

  • Trek time: 4 to 5 hours
  • Accommodation: Tea House

Today we enjoy another day of acclimatization – vital for our continued good health. 

There are a few hikes which are possible today. One is a 4 or 5 hour round trip to the base of Nangkar Tshang Peak.  Here you will find sacred sites to explore. And naturally mountain views – Mt Makalu makes a grand appearance.

Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche

  • Trek time: 4 to 5 hours
  • Accommodation: Tea House

After a relatively gentle climb up to the Pheriche Valley, the trail takes us through yak pastures and alpine scrub. 

Continuing on to Thokla Pass it becomes more difficult yet the view more than makeup for it! Nuptse, Lhotse Shar Lhotse plus more equally as grand 7,000m peaks can be seen. 

We need to cross the pass in order to reach Lobuche where we stop for the night. Unfortunately, it’s not the prettiest village on the route but the surrounding scenery makes up for this.

Day 9: Lobuche to Gorakshep

  • Trek time: 2 to 3 hours + 4 hours
  • Accommodation: Tea House

This is the day we ascend to the wonderful Everest viewpoint that is Kalapatthar.  First of all, we have to trek through rough terrain to Gorakshep, a small settlement where we can have lunch.

Then we hike up Kalapatthar.  At 5,545m this is the highest place you can trek to in the country without a climbing permit! Kalapatthar means black rock and it is actually a ridge, not a mountain.  We will return to Gorakshep to overnight.

Sunset over Everest is an amazing sight, as you might imagine.  If the weather is not clear on the day we plan to ascend, then we may wait until the following day for sunrise.

Equally as stunning! If it is that we have to wait for the following sunrise, we will use this day to go to Everest Base Camp.  Please note this is not the same area as expeditions are setting up camp before their attempt to summit, but we can see the camps ahead of us.

We do not wish to disturb the climbers or pass on any potential colds or flu when they are making their climb of a lifetime!

Day 10: Gorakshep to Pheriche 

  • Trek time: 4 hours + 4 Hours
  • Accommodation: Tea House

Today we will hike up Kalapatthar if we did not get there the day before.  On the other hand, if we did not visit Everest Base Camp the day before (because we climbed Kalapatthar) we will head there today.  Either trip takes 3 to 4 hours return from Gorakshep.

We return to Gorakshep for breakfast and to collect our bags before heading to Pheriche.  Which is approximately 4 hours away.

Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

  • Trek time: 6 – 7 hours
  • Accommodation: Tea House

Today we descend quite a lot.  But naturally, this is the Himalayas so there are some uphills too.  The closer we get to Namche Bazaar the more green the landscape gets.

It’s a long day of walking, and we are tired from the long day on Day 10.  But keep going – a great dinner, a fabulous hot shower and comfortable bed await you at the wonderful Yeti Mountain Home.  Doesn’t it feel more luxurious at the end of the trip than when you started?

Beer and wifi await you, and you might want to have that massage also if there is time.  If not, don’t worry, there is another chance for a massage tomorrow evening!

Day 12: Namche to Lukla

  • Trek time: 5 – 6 hours
  • Accommodation: Tea House

This is our final trekking day.  It’s a long ascent into Lukla where we overnight to await our early morning flight.  Take one last look at the fabulous mountains and breathe in that precious Himalayan air.  On the positive side, another night at a luxurious Yeti Mountain Home.

Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu

  • Trek time: 5 – 6 hours
  • Accommodation: Tea House

This morning we fly back to either Kathmandu or Manthali Airport (depending on prevailing regulations at that time). 

In either case, we will be back in Kathmandu in time for you to do some shopping and enjoy a farewell dinner with all the group and team tonight.

Day 14: Departure

Your final breakfast in Nepal before our representative takes you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward flight.

If you are staying longer in Nepal, please note hotel check out is at 11 am.

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  • Local transfers for your international flight x 2 (arrival/ departure)
  • Local transfers for your domestic flights x 2
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu flight
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Park and Local Entry Permits
  • Guide for 12 days
  • Porter for 11 days
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  • 11 nights accommodation in mountain teahouses
  • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staff
  • 11 x set breakfast, 11 x set lunch and 11 x set dinner while on the trek
  • Tip to Guide and Porter
  • Personal travel insurance (Which should include coverage for trekking)
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Personal gear for trekking (Including any you may wish to hire in Kathmandu), any personal expenses (i.e. soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks etc.)

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FAQs for Everest Luxury Lodge Trek

General Information

What is the Everest Luxury Lodge Trek?

The Everest Luxury Lodge Trek is a premium trekking experience that combines the adventure of trekking to Everest Base Camp with the comfort of staying in high-end lodges offering modern amenities and excellent services.

How long is the Everest Luxury Lodge Trek?

The trek typically lasts between 12 to 15 days, depending on the specific itinerary and pace of the group.

What is the best time to go on the Everest Luxury Lodge Trek?

The best times are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is stable and the views are clear.

What is the maximum altitude reached on this trek?

The highest point reached is Kala Patthar at 5,545 meters (18,193 feet), which offers spectacular views of Mount Everest.

Is the trek suitable for beginners?

While the trek is designed for comfort, it is still physically demanding and best suited for those with some trekking experience or a good level of fitness.

What are the highlights of the trek?

Highlights include stunning views of the Himalayas, staying in luxurious lodges, visiting Sherpa villages, and experiencing the rich local culture.

Do I need a guide for the trek?

Yes, the trek is guided by professional and experienced guides who ensure safety and enhance the trekking experience.

Is it possible to customize the itinerary?

Many tour operators offer flexible itineraries that can be customized to meet the needs and preferences of the group.

What is the difficulty level of the trek?

The trek is considered moderate to demanding due to the high altitudes and long days of walking.

Are there any age restrictions for the trek?

There are no strict age limits, but trekkers should be in good health and physically fit. It’s advisable to consult with a doctor before undertaking the trek.

Itinerary and Activities

What is the typical itinerary for the Everest Luxury Lodge Trek?

A typical itinerary includes arrival in Kathmandu, a flight to Lukla, and trekking through Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Kala Patthar before returning.

What activities are included in the trek?

Activities include trekking, cultural tours in Kathmandu, visiting monasteries, and experiencing Sherpa culture.

How many hours will we trek each day?

Trekkers usually walk for 3 to 7 hours per day, depending on the day’s itinerary and altitude.

Is there a rest day included in the trek?

Yes, rest and acclimatization days are included, typically in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche, to help adjust to the altitude.

Can I visit Everest Base Camp on this trek?

Yes, reaching Everest Base Camp is a key part of the trek, providing a close-up view of the Khumbu Icefall and the base of the world’s highest peak.

What kind of training do guides have?

Guides are typically licensed by the Nepal government, have extensive trekking experience, and are trained in first aid and altitude sickness management.

What cultural experiences are included?

The trek includes visits to traditional Sherpa villages, monasteries, and the opportunity to interact with local people.

Are there any optional activities?

Some treks offer optional helicopter flights for those who prefer not to walk back from Everest Base Camp.

What is the significance of Kala Patthar?

Kala Patthar is a famous vantage point offering some of the best views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks.

Will we see wildlife on the trek?

Trekkers may see a variety of Himalayan flora and fauna, including the elusive snow leopard, Himalayan tahr, and various bird species within Sagarmatha National Park.

Accommodation and Facilities

What kind of accommodation is provided?

Accommodation includes luxury lodges and 4 to 5-star hotels in Kathmandu, offering modern amenities such as heated rooms and en-suite bathrooms.

Are meals included in the trek?

Yes, the trek package typically includes three meals a day – breakfast, lunch, and dinner – served at the lodges and teahouses.

What kind of food can I expect?

Meals include a mix of traditional Nepali dishes and international cuisine, ensuring a variety of options for different tastes.

Are the lodges heated?

Yes, the luxury lodges are equipped with heating to ensure comfort during the colder nights.

Is there Wi-Fi available at the lodges?

Many luxury lodges offer Wi-Fi, though the connectivity might be limited or slower compared to urban areas.

Are laundry services available?

Laundry services are generally available at the lodges, although they might be limited at higher altitudes.

What amenities do the lodges provide?

Amenities include comfortable beds, hot showers, cozy common areas, and sometimes wellness facilities such as spas and yoga spaces.

Are the rooms private?

Yes, the lodges typically offer private rooms with en-suite facilities to ensure a comfortable stay.

Can special dietary requirements be accommodated?

Most operators can accommodate special dietary requirements with prior notice.

What is the drinking water situation?

Safe drinking water is provided, either bottled or treated, ensuring trekkers remain hydrated throughout the trek.

Preparation and Fitness

How fit do I need to be for the Everest Luxury Lodge Trek?

Trekkers should be in good physical condition, capable of walking 5-7 hours a day with a light pack. Cardiovascular exercises such as running, cycling, and swimming are good preparation.

Do I need to acclimatize before the trek?

The itinerary includes acclimatization days to help adjust to the high altitude, reducing the risk of altitude sickness.

What gear and equipment do I need?

Essential gear includes sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing, a good quality sleeping bag, a daypack, and trekking poles. A detailed packing list is usually provided by the tour operator.

Can I rent trekking gear in Kathmandu?

Yes, many items such as sleeping bags, down jackets, and trekking poles can be rented in Kathmandu.

What kind of training should I do before the trek?

Training should focus on cardiovascular fitness, endurance, and strength. Hiking with a backpack, running, and stair climbing are beneficial.

Do I need travel insurance?

Comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking up to 5,500 meters and includes helicopter evacuation is mandatory.

What are the risks of altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness can affect anyone, regardless of fitness level. Symptoms include headache, nausea, and shortness of breath. Acclimatization days and staying hydrated help mitigate the risk.

Is there a medical facility on the trek?

Basic medical facilities are available in larger villages like Namche Bazaar. Guides carry a first aid kit and are trained in basic first aid.

What vaccinations do I need?

Recommended vaccinations include Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, and Tetanus. Consult with a travel clinic for the latest advice.

How do I stay hydrated during the trek?

It’s crucial to drink plenty of water. Bottled water is available, but using water purification tablets or filters is recommended to reduce plastic waste.

Costs and Booking

How much does the Everest Luxury Lodge Trek cost?

Prices range from $3,375 to $8,550 per person, depending on the tour operator, group size, and specific inclusions such as private guides or helicopter returns.

What is included in the trek cost?

The cost typically includes accommodation, meals, permits, guides, porters, domestic flights, and some gear. Specific inclusions can vary by operator.

Are there any additional costs?

Additional costs may include tips for guides and porters, personal expenses, travel insurance, and optional activities like helicopter flights.

How do I book the trek?

Booking can be done directly through the tour operator’s website or through a travel agency. It’s advisable to book well in advance, especially for peak seasons.

What is the payment policy?

A deposit is usually required to secure a booking, with the balance due before departure. Payment policies vary by operator.

Are there any discounts available?

Group discounts, early booking discounts, and occasional promotional offers may be available. It’s best to check with the tour operator.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation policies vary by operator but generally involve a tiered refund system based on how far in advance the cancellation is made.

Can I change my trek dates after booking?

Changing dates is often possible but may incur additional fees. It’s important to communicate with the operator as soon as possible.

Is it possible to book a private trek?

Yes, private treks can be arranged and customized to suit individual preferences and schedules.

What should I do if I need to cancel my trek?

Contact your tour operator immediately to discuss options. Travel insurance may cover some cancellation costs depending on the policy.

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