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Join a fabulous Everest base camp luxury lodge trekking along a classic route through the incredible Sherpa villages. Mountain Sherpa trekking is a responsible Sherpa Company organizing this most admired best luxury Everest base camp trek for over 25 years. Trek the high Himalayas with a local expert Sherpa guide and staying in luxury mountain lodges available in the Khumbu region is an additional feature of the Luxury Everest Base camp trek. Enjoy a clean room, a hot shower, and hygiene food every day on the way along with the stunning snowcapped mountain views.
We are pleased to offer our new high-end Luxury Everest Trek package that includes the best hotels in Kathmandu and the Luxury mountain lodges in the trek. This 18 days trip is perfect for those looking to explore the Everest regions and surrounding areas in the best ways. Our hand-selected luxury hotel and lodge accommodations have been picked for their excellent levels of personal service. Each luxury lodge is unique and full of attraction. Your journey starts with two nights of staying in Kathmandu. You will spend a total of four nights at the best luxury five-star hotel in Kathmandu and eight nights in the best luxury lodge available in Everest. During your 13 days trekking, you will stay 5 nights in the best available Sherpa lodge.
These exceptional, once-in-a-lifetime luxuries Everest Base Camp Trekking connect with local Sherpa communities and Sherpa culture. This is an epic trek that offers stunning sceneries, Sherpa cultures, and history. We create fully tailored trips from start to finish. From luxury Hotels to lodge accommodation and Sherpa guides, everything is selected to suit you. We give back to local Sherpa communities from the profits of each one of our trips. From expert private journeys to hotel reservations, we take care of every detail so you can make the most of your time off. If you are on a limited budget then you can sign up for our regular Everest base camp trek- 16 days. If you have limited time then we advise you to book our 12 days Luxury Everest base camp helicopter trek.
On a clear day, you will fly into Kathmandu. During the flight, from the windows, you will witness glimmering snow-topped peaks extended down giving us the first joy of our trip which is an unforgettable experience. As soon as you will land at Tribhuvan International Airport, Mountain Sherpa Trekking and Expeditions office representative will receive at the airport and accompany you to your hotel. The representative will aid you to check into your selected hotel, and after you move to your rooms and refresh yourselves we will be shortly briefed about our everyday activities. The remaining time is open to move around and get familiar with your setting. In the evening, we will meet up with our senior trek guide who will brief the group about facts related to our trek.
On this day you will have a Half-day sightseeing program. You will explore around Kathmandu valley and visit around historical as well as spiritual attractions. You will visit the places enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage list including Boudhanath and Swayambhunath. Swayambhunath Temple, which is set at the top of the hill of the city also referred to as the Monkey Temple. Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the World. In the late afternoon, we come to our hotel to get refreshed then we go for required gear shopping & checking the gears. We will help to check your important clothing as well as we deliver you our company duffel bag, Sleeping bag, and down jacket. We will have an early dinner and go to bed. Because your flight will be the early morning & you have to get up at 4:30 am and get ready to go to the airport for next day.
Height: Lukla : 2,800m/9184ft | Phakding: 2,652m/8,698ft
We make an early start to take a stunning, small mountain flight to Lukla (2850m/9317ft) the start point for our trek. Lukla is the gateway to the Khumbu and Everest Base Camp trek. Our trekking team meets us at the Lukla airstrip and we’ll spend a few minutes arranging our bags etc., Before setting off through this winding village to the trek start properly at the Khumbu ‘gateway’. Kick-off your trek with an easygoing hike through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudh Koshi river valley before moving up to Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). There will be sufficient short stops to meet the locals, take pictures and just soak up the panorama and the clear mountain air as we wander along, the undulating trail seeing views of 6000m snow-capped peaks high above.
The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), where we will be staying for the night to acclimatize. The afternoon is free to rest in the riverside gardens or sun lounge. For those who wish, Our Sherpa Guide will make a short trip up to the higher village and wonderful tiny Sherpa monastery perched on the valley side. Assemble again for pre-dinner drinks round the fire followed by evening meal.
After having breakfast, our walk takes us through a beautiful pine forest, next to Dudh Koshi River traversing a lot of suspension bridges passing through Sherpa settlements like Benkar, Manjo as well as Jorsole. Besides, you will reach the serene viewpoint to witness Mt. Thamserku (6618 m) after crossing the check post. The path moves to the Dudh Koshi riverbed to the meeting spot of the Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers. On the way exciting sight of Mt. Everest, Nuptse- Lhotse ridge will completely capture you. About 3 hours ascend through the breathtaking pine forest, as a final point, we will reach a well-off trading and administrative settlement Namche Bazaar the biggest sherpa village in Nepal.
Height: (3,800m/ 12,467ft)
After breakfast at Namche, begin your walk to Thame, which should take approximately 5 hours walk. You will pass through a beautiful pine forest and typically Sherpa homes. This trail forms part of the entry route to Tibet, which passes at Nanga La, near the 8,012-metre peak of Cho Oyu, first climbed in 1954. It is also the historical route that the Sherpa’s migrated from eastern Tibet 800 years ago.
A lunch stop is made at Thamo. It’s also the home of Ang Rita Sherpa, who holds the record for scaling Mt. Everest ten times without oxygen.
After lunch, you ascend gradually up passing a monastery where nuns live and finally you come to the village of Samden. From here you descend down to the bridge and cross Bhote Koshi River and a half an hour ascent up to reach Thame Village, where you stay at Yeti Mountain Home, your base for the next two nights.
Max. Altitude: (4800m/ 15748 feet)
After breakfast at the lodge, take a half-hour walk up to Thame Monastery. This monastery is located in the Khumbu region, 200 meters above the village. It is set on the southern slope of Sumdur Mountain under a very high rocky cliff, noted for its rock formations, which are mentioned in five books on the history of the region. The monastery was built in the 14th century. From the monastery you trek back to the lodge, arriving in time for lunch.
After lunch, you can also visit the home of two famous Sherpa’s One Tenzing Norgay and Appa Sherpa who has now climbed Mount Everest 20 times. Thame is one of the greatest villages of Solukhumbu where many young High altitudes climbing Sherpa’s have climbed Mount Everest at least 6 to 18 times ... a Very beautiful village with very humble Everest summiteers...
Max. Altitude: (3,450m/ 11319 feet).
Today before heading towards Tashinga, From Thame, we’ll walk to the gorgeous twin Sherpa villages of Khunde and Khumjung (12,400 ft./3780m), two of the largest villages in the Khumbu and home of Sir Edmund Hillary’s hospital and school. The day’s walk is moderate and pretty, winding through a thick cedar forest. The first Everest conqueror, Sir Edmund Hillary has established a school in Khumjung in 1961. Arrive at Khumjung and explore around to discover Hillary’s community projects in the village.
A well-deserved break for teak and enough time to look around this amazing village, and then we take the trail to Tashinga, following the classical approach route to Everest. Keeping to the almost level, winding trail for about 1 hour, we make a slight detour off the main trail to arrive at the lodge within the next 15 minutes. Overnight Everest Summit Lodge
Max. Altitude:(3,875m /12713 feet)
We ascent the trails that go upwards to the well-known monastery of Tengboche. We descend to the tiny village, which is called Phunki Tenga, which lies, besides the Dudh Koshi River. From this place, we cross the bridge. We hike on steep trails for one and a half hours. We walk under the Rhododendron and pine forests with cool shades. We stop the monastery after arriving at Tengboche and enjoy the incredible view of Everest, which surrounds us. We continue our downhill walk and arrive at Deboche village. We cross the bridge from Deboche and leave the trees behind. Our trail now directly ends at Pangboche for an overnight stay. Overnight at Pangboche.
We bit by bit go up higher than the Imja Khola and get to the tea houses found at Orsho before going across the old glacial moraines on the way to our hotel, we will see the community of Dingboche. The background is impressive here while the views of Everest are hidden at the back of the Lhotse-Nuptse edge, and we will also see the massive peaks that go up above the eastern end valley.
It 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. It will give us deep insights into the lifestyles and cultures of the local people 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. Today our guide will take you for a beautiful excursion to nearly 5,100M/16733ft high Peak for better acclimatization. We hike from the ridge on the north behind the Village to Nagarjuna peak (5,100 m).
Nagarjuna peak (5,100M/ 16733ft), We enjoy the marvelous views of world's highest mountains, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, and Mt Cho Yu as well as Cholatse (6440 m/21,126 ft) and Taboche (6542 m/ 21,463 ft) on the west. For the afternoon lunch, packing Lunch will be provided. Best Lodge accommodation
After the sunrise, we come up to the small point at the back of the village above Pheriche Valley. At the top, Tawoche and Cholatse (6440m) strike us with an image that seems to tilt frontward from across the valley in the west. To the north, Lobuche Peak (6119m) and the snowfields of Cho La are prominent. The walking is now by and large flat on wide-open fields, but make sure that you are well hydrated. Then, we cross the Khumbu Khola at Dughla (4620m) and take a light lunch at the foot of the huge terminal moraines of Khumbu Glacier. The fantastic views of Pumori (7145m) and, across the border in Tibet, Changtse (7550m), are seen at the top of the valley at the same time Everest disappears behind the gigantic walls of Nuptse and Lhotse.
Height: 5180m/16,994ft & Gorekshep: 5364m/17,598 ft (EBC)
This is it! Our huge day kicks off with an early, moderately easy hike from Lobuche to Gorekshep. The following, straight trail to Everest Base Camp is tougher, covering rocky dunes and moraine, formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris. On the way to our destination, we’ll approach the famed Khumbu Glacier and icefall, located on the slopes of Everest. At the Base Camp, our goal, you’ll have the chance (during the spring climbing season) to meet climbers attempting to scale the mountain’s summit. Break out your cameras for unbelievable views of breathtaking beauty. As the afternoon sun starts to wane, we’ll head back to Gorekshep for some much-needed rest and relaxation after a grueling and busy day.
Height: 2,800m/9,184ft Trekking Distance: 16km (6-7 hours)
Kala Pattar is not a Nepali name but a Hindi name and translates to "black rock". From these black rocks above the peak, the views are stunning. Most eyes are locked on the mass of Everest and its rocky buttresses directly before us. Many of the famous ascent routes are quite clear. Below us, the Khumbu Glacier snakes towards the icefall and Western Cwm. We can see the area where expeditions set their base camp but the original site was at Lake Camp, now known as Gorak Shep. Take a look in every direction and soak it in. The view south and our route out are exceptionally stunning.
In the afternoon we make the return trek to Pheriche a small Sherpa town for overnight sleep. From Lobuche, you follow the path down as far as Dughla, and then instead of taking the trail back to Dingboche, you descend to the flat valley bottom. It is then quite a short distance on the flat to reach Pheriche where you will stay for the night.
This morning will seem much easier as you are descending and are at a lower altitude than you have been at for the last five days. If you did not have a chance to visit the gompa in Pangboche on the way up it would be worth a quick visit now. Leaving Pangboche you descend to cross a bridge over a terrifying gorge before making a short climb in the forest to Tengbocheto watch out for musk deer and pheasants in the woods along here. From Tengboche, you descend to the river at Phungithanga and then make the final climb of the day up through the pine forest to reach the very beautiful Sherpa village Namche. It will seem delightfully warm at this altitude and the air definitely packed with oxygen!!
On this day we enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Yeti Mountain Home. Then we continue our trek to Lukla along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River through increasingly green scenery. We cross the Hillary Suspension Bridge and numerous other suspension bridges, pass by many monasteries and Sherpa towns before reaching Lukla
Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in our last comfort Lodge (Yeti Mountain Home). We check into our lovely Mountain Lodge for a celebration dinner and party with our Sherpa guide & Trekking Crew: You made it! Thanks to great teamwork and determination, you’ve accomplished a physical feat of which others are only nightmares. This is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet
YMH is located very conveniently and offers the perfect end to your trekking holiday. The lodge has the most attractive decoration of all with the incredible paintings of a Buddhist monastery providing a lovely peaceful environment. Overnight in Lukla.
After a very early breakfast at the lodge, we make our way to the Lukla Airport Stations. Today we leave the mountains behind and fly back to Kathmandu. Where your journey both began and ends. Please note that flights into Lukla are sometimes delayed due to weather conditions either in fog-bound Kathmandu or windy Lukla; be reassured that our staff in Lukla and in Kathmandu will be doing everything possible to minimize the inconvenience caused if this happens.
At Kathmandu, Your driver and our Guide will be waiting for you at the airport. He will drive you to your hotel Arriving in the busy city after a trek is always a bit of a surprise but you are soon in the tranquility of the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you’re to rest and recall the adventure.
This is an essential emergency day in case of delays to the flights from Lukla. If we have experienced no delays this is a chance to discover the charming city of Kathmandu. Or you can relax at Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu or go for a Massage or Spa.
This is your last day in Nepal. Our representative will drive you to the airport. And, you will return back to your home country. We’ll transfer you to the airport in good time for your international flight. We’ll make sure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with sufficient time before your flight home. At this time, we’ll say our goodbyes and bid you departure, armed with warm memories and magnificent photos to show your loved ones. Your buffet and healthy breakfast are included in the hotel.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast
If you would like to do a private trek with your spouse, you’re family or a few friends. Choose the travel dates that work for you and send us a request for a private trek. We are ready to arrange the best private trips just for you and the traveling friends of your choice. Explore the beauty of Sherpa land with local Sherpa private guides. Stay in most premier hotels in City & comfort lodges throughout trekking.
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We selected to stay best heritage Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu as well as best accessible luxury lodge in Everest base camp trek and we were never dissatisfied. The meals were hygienic and the food plentiful.
Our local Sherpa guide Rinji Was the greatest! He knew everyone everywhere we went. Having grown up in the Everest regions Khumbu Valley, he knew the Everest regions and Sherpa people in Khumbu like the back of his hand. I cannot sing the praises of this 100% pure Sherpa local Trekking agency, our trip designer, or our local Sherpa guide loud enough!
Big thank you to the team at Mountain Sherpa Trekking. I kindly recommend them to anyone interested in Luxury Everest base camp trek. We are planning to return Nepal next year for another great adventure in Annapurna.
Overall, I could not recommend Mountain Sherpa trekking and Expeditions enough! Not to mention, if you go with this local Sherpa Company your dollars are going to good causes. Pasang told us they have paid for in a rural community charity particularly sponsoring orphans home children’s and helping school materials in Khumbu Regions.
We truly had a trip of a lifetime, going on to the base camp of tallest mountain in the world all without any worries in the excellent care of Mountain Sherpa trekking team.
Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions works closely with and is one of the main supporters of local NGO Mountain Sherpa Foundation. We help them in a number of ways.
Mountain Sherpa Trekking donates up to 15% of its annual revenue to Mountain Sherpa Foundation (MSF) Nepal’s projects, which cover regular maintenance of school buildings, Suitable-learning supplies for children in remote areas, providing necessary medical equipment to health posts of the lower part of Everest and so on.
One of the major activities of the Mountain Sherpa Foundation is the children's sponsorship program, which is conducted in full partnership with Mountain Sherpa trekking and its sister organizations.
The Volunteering Program, planned by Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capital for education, health,and community development in the villages of the Lower Everest region of Nepal,
For more details, visit Mountain Sherpa Foundation’s website: Mountain Sherpa Foundation
Most people would not be able to handle the challenges of these treks if it wasn’t for the porters helping with all the lifting, preparing and cheering. They are the backbone of our company and the reason why Pasang Sherpa created Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions, to begin with. He began in this industry as a porter and understands their needs better than anyone. We are dedicated and promise a better life to every member of our staff. This involves better sllary, providing all their gear including warm clothes, proper hiking shoes for high altitude trek and lodging.
And we help their families by helping their village schools, providing school materials for their kids and medicine to health clinics in their villages.
This trek includes four Nights Deluxe accommodations in Kathmandu at a comfortable and luxurious hotel. We have two different package options available as outlined below.
Among 13 nights in the mountain, we will accommodate you 8 Nights in a comfort/ luxury lodge. Here are the lists of places where you will have comfort lodge accommodations.
Among 13 nights, we will accommodate you 5 Nights in a local sherpa lodge. we provide you best available lodge accommodation with an attached bathroom and hot shower, where available. Here are the lists of Places where we will provide you best local lodge during this trek.
Twin Otter aircraft is the usual mode of transport to and from Lukla. This service is fairly dependable, however in case the flights are canceled due to mountain weather conditions, Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions will charter a helicopter to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight connections. The helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m, while the Twin Otter can fly if the visibility is 5000m as per the Civil Aviation Rules. The cost of the helicopter is payable directly to our Kathmandu office in the event that this service is utilized. US cash, traveler’s cheque, or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard & American Express only) are accepted. You will be given a receipt upon payment so that you may claim the amount from your travel insurance.
The minimum cost will be US$350 and the maximum US$650 depending on the number of group members. The maximum allowance for checked luggage on these flights is 15kg per person and 5kg for hand luggage. These limits are strictly adhered to so please pack carefully. Please note that approx. 5.5kgs of this weight will be taken up by the sleeping bag (2.5kg), down jacket (1.5kg), kit bag (1kg), and sleeping bag liner (0.5kg) that you are provided.
Our Everest base camp luxury lodge trekking packages are all-inclusive but we advise that you budget between $400 and $500 for additional expenses on your trek including tips. We also suggest you plan on having extra money available in cash or on a credit card in case you require to book a helicopter in the event your flight is canceled.
Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions, etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights and meals in Kathmandu or Lukla that are a result of flight delays.
Nepal entry visa ($40 USD).
All the meals are included on the trek however we only include breakfast while you are in the city. you can budget $10-15 per day for lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
Tipping is always appreciated and should be based totally on your satisfaction. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your trips.
Wifi, Batteries Charging, and hot Shower are also not included in the trek package. Wifi is available in some teahouses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few of the teahouses for between $4 and $6. You can also charge your electronic devices in the lodges and charging costs between $1 and $3 an hour.
Travel insurance is necessary for any trip but is mainly important when undertaking activities such as high-altitude trekking in remote regions where medical facilities or assistance may not be close at hand. You’ll enjoy your adventure better with the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have the right insurance cover in place should a mishap occur. This can be anything from lost or stolen luggage to a full helicopter rescue of a mountain.
For the Everest base camp luxury lodge trek, you need to confirm that your travel insurance covers Helicopter Rescue with a height limit of no less than 5,5000m. Most standard policies provide cover for walking up to a maximum of 2,500 meters.
The Nepal Trekking Activity Pack add-on extends cover to include trekking between 4,600m and up to 7,000m within Nepal and also includes all activities in the Extreme Activity and Activity packs.
When we hike above 3500 meters our bodies have to acclimatize to the decreasing amount of oxygen available. To allow our bodies to adjust we have designed our trek's itinerary so that you walk gradually, allowing acclimatization to occur. However, during the acclimatization process, You may experience some of the following symptoms.
Each Person acclimatizes at different rates. Our best suggestion is to take your time and drink plenty of water. These symptoms may not indicate the onset of A.M.S. and if you experience them it does not necessarily mean that you should not continue. All our Sherpa guides have extensive first aid training and we urge you to talk with the Sherpa guide at all times should you believe you have any symptoms in order that we can efficiently monitor your symptoms. The only cure for Acute Mountain Sickness is to descend. Please note that your guide has ultimate responsibility and may ask you to descend if symptoms persist.
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your kit bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG/33Lbs. Please note that this gear list is only a guide. Those are basic to bring the listed items, but you can decide from your desired brands using your expertise. Plus, you can shop the trekking gear and clothing at a good price at stores in Thamel, Kathmandu.
Basic First Aid Kit including antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE OPTIONAL:
The Nepalese are still traditional and conservative in the way they dress. Hence to avoid discomfiture on both sides we advise that you respect this and do not wear revealing clothing or sleeveless tops while visiting Nepal. Shorts are acceptable, but they should reach just above the knee and be modest and for women, it is better to wear trousers or a long skirt.
As you pack for Everest Base Camp, remember that your gear will be separated into two packs: your daypack that you will carry each day as you trek, and your duffle bag which will be carried between tea houses by porters. All extra baggage (non- trekking items) can be stored at the hotel before you start your trek. We provide you with a free duffel bag in Kathmandu. You can use it to pack your essential trekking equipment. We provide one-porter services for two people. Porters will carry up to 20-25 kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and down jackets. Therefore your duffel bag should not weigh more than 12 kg/26.5 lbs.
Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always recommend the smaller, the better. Around the 25l to 30l size is good for the EBC trek. You need to carry your own backpack (with a waterproof cover) where you can carry your daily needed items in your own backpack. For instance: Water bottle, Extra money for drinks, souvenirs & tips, sunhat, camera, important documents, toiletries, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, rain gear, music (iPhone), etc.
If you don’t have your own down jacket & sleeping bag, don’t worry. We will provide you with 4-season sleeping bags and a good down jacket with a hood for complementary use. Good quality sleeping bag and down jacket are most important for high altitude trek.