Everest Base Camp - Excel Series
- Chartered Helicopter flights to Lukla and return
- Best available luxurious accommodation throughout the trip, (Everest View Hotel and Yeti Mountain Home)
- Full-board all-Inclusive meals with mineral water, juice, protein bars, and snacks during the trek.
- Experience the taste of Sherpa culture, foods and lifestyle.
- Trek inside the Sagarmatha National Park and see the Nepal national bird (Danfe), Himalayan Thar, blue ship, Snow Leopard and many more species
- World Heritage tour in Kathmandu
Arrival at Kathmandu (1,320 m / 4,330 ft.) International Airport
Welcome to Nepal. On the Arrival representative of Team Mount Everest will pick you and take you to the respective 5-star hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Hyatt, Aloft or Marriott.
Scenic chartered helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,804 m / 9,200 ft.) Followed by a trek to Phakding. (2652 m / 8350ft.)
The second day of your Luxury Everest Base Camp trek will begin with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla in a chartered helicopter. At 6:30am the staff of Team Mount Everest will be at your luxury hotel to pick you up and take you to the airport for your helicopter flight.
It takes about 50 minutes to reach Lukla where we will meet our porters and begin our trek. We will be Following the Dudh Kosi river and passing through the Sherpa village. It takes about 3 and a half hours to reach our first trekking destination, Phakding. We will stay overnight at Yeti Mountain Home (Most luxurious hotel in Phakding similar to 3-star hotel).
We will trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m / 11,286 ft.)
After an early morning breakfast we walk towards Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar. As we start our trek we pass through the green forest, traditional Sherpa village. The trail offers you the beautiful scenery of the green forest, Breathtaking waterfalls and small monasteries covered with the colorful praying flags. As we ascend towards Namche bazar we will cross the Hillary bridge and continue to the beautiful and most known part of sherpa city, Namche Bazar. We will stay overnight at Hotel Yeti Mountain home.
Acclimatization day at Namche, Lunch, and overnight in Everest View Hotel. (3780 m)
After 2 days of hiking, we will use a rest day to acclimatize our bodies with the environment of the mountain at Namche Bazaar. After an early morning breakfast we will visit the local ancient market of Sherpa people and the Hillary museum. When we have finished exploring Namche Bazar we will ascend one and a half hours towards Everest View Hotel for a great lunch. Everest View Hotel is the only 4-star hotel that is situated at such a high altitude, it also has a Guinness world record! From here we can see the magnificent panoramic view of the mountains of Everest region including the perfect view of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m). After having lunch, we walk to a village called Khumjung. We can see the head of the Yeti in the local museum. We will return to Everest View Hotel and overnight there.
We will trek from Everest View Hotel to Debouche (3,867 m / 12,686 ft.)
After having a luxurious night at the world’s highest hotel, breakfast will be served. After which we will start our trek again. By following the footprint of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay we will ascend towards Debouche. The trail takes us through the path between the magnificent mountains and landscapes, bushes and the beautiful valleys of Himalaya. After Arriving at Tengboche monastery we will take blessings from the Buddhist monks. Usually, those people who are there for expedition get a participant in the blessing ceremony but we will also take the blessing and experience the ceremony. During the ceremony there will be some music playing live using traditional local musical instruments. That reduces all the tiredness that means it relieves us and generates the relaxation which is the magic of this ceremony. After finishing the ceremony, we will descend towards Debouche. We will overnight at Culture home or Rebendle.
We will trek from Debouche to Dingboche (4,350m / 14,272 ft.) 5-6 hrs.
Today, after refreshments and breakfast is served, we will start our journey towards Dingboche. During the walk, we will pass through the mountain valley following the Khumbu river and the suspension bridge above them. You will be able to capture some mesmerizing snaps of the landscape! During our trek, we can also see the Himalayan Thar, Wild Yaks, and Nepali national bird called Danfe. Before we arrive at the Dingboche we will have a great view of the Island peaks, and a Closer view of the Amadablam Mountain. We will stay overnight at Tashi Delek or Goodluck Hotel.
Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930 m / 16,170 ft.) 5-6 hrs.
After having breakfast, we will begin our journey towards the world's highest base camp. We will walk beyond the Himalayas following the Mountain valley filled with small bushes. Usually, people consider this day as quite a tough trek day. The reason being, you will climb through the Thukla pass. After you walked to the top of the Thukla pass you will be astonished by the view. Also, Thukla pass is the memorial place where the monuments of the people who died in the Everest Region can be seen. After Spending some time at Thukla pass and grabbing pictures of Mt. Everest region we will take a walk towards Lobuche for the night. We will stay overnight at Asian, Mother House or National park hotel.
Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base camp (5,364 m / 17,598 ft.) back to Gorak Shep (5,170 m / 16,961 ft.)
Here comes the final day of achieving your goal of the trek, your dream destination; Everest Base Camp. Today’s trek is very beautiful and unique, crossing a lot of loose rock and Glacier moraine. The up and down trail into Gorak Shep takes approximately 3 hours. We will have lunch here before continuing an additional 3 hours to reach Everest Base Camp, where we will spend some time enjoying the Base Camp of the World’s highest mountain! The hike back to Gorak Shep is another 2 hours, bringing this long day to end after a total of 7 or 8 hours of hiking. Today is a very challenging day for most people. We will stay overnight at Everest Inn or Snow land.
Hike to Kalapatthar, trek down to Pheriche (5555 m - 4358 m / 18225 ft-15000 ft).
After a good night’s rest in Gorak Shep, those who feel ready and able, will wake up very early and hike up Kala Pattar to see the sunrise over Everest. This is a difficult 3 hour up-hill hike which is very hard work, but well worth it for the amazing views of Everest in the early morning. Once you return back to Gorak Shep, you will have breakfast and return all the way to Pheriche at 4358m. Which can take 4 hours, making the total amount of time walking 7 hours today. We will stay overnight at Hotel Edelweiss.
Helicopter flight from Pheriche to Kathmandu (1,320 m / 4,330 ft.)
Our last day at Everest Region. After having breakfast at Pheriche, we will fly to Lukla with a chartered helicopter and after refueling at Lukla, we will fly directly to Kathmandu by Helicopter. We will stay overnight at Hotel Hyatt, Aloft or Marriott.
Explore Kathmandu / Sightseeing around Kathmandu.
The Kathmandu sightseeing trip will begin in the morning. After breakfast, you will be taken towards “Swayambhunath”, one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. Being on the top of Kathmandu valley, from here you can see almost all of Kathmandu. After exploring Swayambhunath, we continue towards Patan Durbar (Palace) Square, one of the heritage sites where you can view many historical and cultural monuments. We will have our lunch here in Patan. After lunch, we will visit another heritage site known as Pashupatinath Temple. This ‘Temple of Lord Shiva’ is sacred to Hindus and always crowded with Hindu pilgrims. Likewise, Boudhanath Shrine will be visited by the evening. After concluding the sightseeing, we will drive back to your hotel. Evening time we will visit a Nepali restaurant to have a typical Nepali dinner with Nepali folk songs and dance. We will overnight at Hotel Hyatt, Aloft or Marriott - subject to availability.
Departure to the Airport
Today you will depart to the International terminal with our representative. Approximately three hours before your flight schedule.
- ✅ All airport picks up / drop off and hotel transfers as per the itinerary
- ✅ Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary
- ✅ A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with tour guide
- ✅ Monument sites entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu
- ✅ Kathmandu - Lukla flight by helicopter.
- ✅ Pheriche - Kathmandu flight by helicopter.
- ✅ Duffel bag, down jacket and sleeping bag
- ✅ Accommodation during the trek as mentioned hotels on itinerary
- ✅ Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
- ✅ An experienced English-speaking trekking guide and necessary support staffs
- ✅ All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
- ✅ A comprehensive medical kit
- ✅ Farewell dinner in Nepali Authentic Restaurant
- ✅ All government taxes, VAT and office service charge
- 🚫 Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
- 🚫 International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- 🚫 Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- 🚫 Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and earlier return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- 🚫 Travel and rescue insurance
- 🚫 Personal expenses (phone calls, Internet / Wi-Fi, laundry, bar bills, etc.)
- 🚫 Tips for guides and porters