Everest Luxury Trek – 15 days
Everest Luxury Trek is designed exclusively for you, your family or love ones if you would like to celebrate your lifetime experience trekking holiday and capture magnificent Mount Everest view staying at the best comfortable hotels and lodges Everest Luxury Trek is a perfect leisure trekking journey to the top of world- Mount Everest and surrounding Himalayas of khumbu Everest trekking region.
Everest Luxury Trek start from Kathmandu with a 35-40 min flight to Lukla which is the gate way of Khumbu Everest region treks. The trekking begins from lukla and will go up to Everest Summit Lodge and back to same way and fly back to Kathmandu. Everest Summit Lodge is one of most luxury hotel for spectacular views of Mount Everest (top of the world), Mt. Ama dablam, Mt Nuptse, Mt. Thameserku, mt. Khangteka and other small mountain peaks in Khumbu region.
Best season for Luxury Everest view trek is (October to December) and (March to May).
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
Upon our arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be warmly greeted by a representative from MSM Tours and Treks. After completion of our custom formalities (Visa, etc.), transfer to hotel. Overnight at Dwarika’s Hotel, the finest hotel in Nepal, Built upon a rich tradition of Nepali hospitality and incorporating some of the country’s most exquisite architectural traditions, the Dwarika’s Hotel in Kathmandu is an authentic experience of Nepal’s ancient cultural heritage. You will spend half day in exploring the hotel itself. After check in free time to explore Kathmandu own.
Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of PashupatiNath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (BouddhaNath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. MSM Tours and Treks briefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us an opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu Dwarika’s Hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding [2,652m/8,700ft]: 3 – 4 hrs
After breakfast, we will be escorted to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), a gateway destination from where our trek begins. After a 40-minute flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. Upon arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight in Phakding at Yeti Mountain Home which the Best Luxury Hotel in the area.
Day 4: Phakding – Namche Bazaar [3440 m/11,280 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
Walking through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch the wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about two hours we get our first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Upon this juncture, we stop at Chautara to admire the view. We still need to hike about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. We stay overnight in Namche Bazaar at Yeti Mountain Home.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
This is the scheduled ‘acclimatization’ day for this trek. Health experts recommend that we stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day’s hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides will take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarters of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. We also take an interesting side trip up to Khumjung. We further climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. The Khumjung valley, surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak Khumbila, hosts a well known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. We also visit the Hillary School which is at the same site. After having lunch and spending some time in Khumjung, we walk back down to Namche Bazzar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar at Yeti Mountain Home.
Day 6: Khumjung to Tashinga (3450 m) ( 5- 6 hrs)
Over familiar terrain, water powered prayer wheels and prayer flags, to the village of Khumjung and on to Syangboche, At one time Syangboche was considered as an alternate airport for Lukla. Because of the seldom trodden trails, pheasants, wild chickens and thars are quite common sighting on the way to Tashinga. Overnight – Everest Summit Lodge, Tashinga.
Day 7: Sherpa monastery Tengboche and on to Pangboche ( 3985 mts) ( 5 -6hrs)
The descent to the Dudh Koshi river and the gradual ascent to the Tengboche plateau (3870 m) is no more than three hours walk. On the way up to Tengboche through rhododendron forest it is quite common to be accompanied by monks, trekkers and traders. During the lunch break visit the most famous monastery in Khumbu. Bypass Deboche, where you find a nunnery and shortly thereafter walk along the Imja Drangka River to Pangboche. For most part it is a comfortable and scenic walk. Our lodge in Pangboche is located right along the trail to Everest and almost at the base of the Mt. Ama Dablam. Overnight – Everest Summit Lodge, Pangboche.
Day 8: Day excursion to Dingboche (4360 m) ( 5 -6hrs)
After almost a week of good acclimatizing the walk up towards the Dingboche should not be too much of a problem! The trail that now moves towards the Everest where the scenery changes dramtically with every step upwards. The view from Dingbcohe is amazing with views of AmaDablam, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. Overnight – Everest Summit Lodge, Pangboche.
Day 9: High-End Ama Dablam Basecamp (4295 m) ( 5 -6hrs)
Ama Dablam is one of the most loved and admired mountain in Khumbu. After crossing the Imja Drangka river, followed by a gradual ascent until Lhabarma you are suddenly standing right in front the mountain ridge. The fact that one can walk right to its foothill and absorb the aura of the mountain is real gift of Mother Nature Those who wish to go further till the advanced base camp, your guide will more than happy to comply with your wishes. Overnight – Everest Summit Lodge, Pangboche.
Day 10: Retrace to Tashinga via an alternate route.
Along the way cross the Mengbo and the Dudh Koshi rivers to the quiet trail on the other side. The panoramic vista with old stone houses and the absence of the usual trekkers along the way is bliss until you reach Tengboche. From here follow the normal trail back to Tashinga. Overnight – Everest Summit Lodge, Tashinga
Day 11: Return to Monjo
On the way down to Monjo, lunch is at Namche bazaar, time is spent for last moment souvenir, then the path is followed by descent all the way to Monjo to our already familiar lodge. Overnight – Everest Summit Lodge, Monjo.
Day 12: To Lukla via alternate route over the Gumila
We try to avoid the crowded trail leading to the village of Phakding by walking on the opposite side of the Dudh Koshi river. A visit to the Gumila monastery on the way before we cross the river for the last time and arrive at Ghat. After the lunch at Ghat, it is not too long before we make it back to Lukla for the last night in Everest country. Overnight – Everest Summit Lodge, Lukla.
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu.
Today we leave the mountains behind and fly back to Kathmandu. 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. Your patience in the trying circumstances, which can occur, will be greatly appreciated. Your final day of leisure in Kathmandu does of course provide a valuable ‘cushion’ against missing your flight home, should the Lukla flight be delayed. On arrival in Kathmandu you will be met and transferred to the Hotel of your choice.
Day 14: Sightseeing and at Leisure in Kathmandu.
Time today to relax and reflect on your adventures and to complete any sightseeing and last-minute shopping. In the morning there is a half-day guided sightseeing tour. You will visit Bodnath Stupa then Kathmandu Durbar Square with its many temples and palaces. You will end your tour in Kathmandu’s busy main bazaar, Thamel. In the afternoon you might like to visit the important Hindu temple complex of Pashupatinath on the banks of the Bagmati River.
Day 15: Departure.
Your Guide or our office representative transfer to the airport.
- Airport Transfers
- 3 nights at 5 star hotel or Dwarika’s Hotel of your choice on BB.
- 7 nights at Everest Summit Lodge and 3 nights Yati Mountain Home on Full Board
- Airfare: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu with airport tax
- National Park Fee + Trekking Permit (TIMS)
- Guide, Assistants and Porters (Luggage: Maximum 20kgs per person)
- Staff Insurance
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- All logistic support
- Meals unless stated
- Personal Expenses
- Drinks and Beverages
- Rescue and Evacuation
- Tips and Gratuities
- Medical Insurance
- Visa Fee USD 40 for 30 days
- Expenses occurred as a result of delay beyond our control in case of Weather, flight cancellation or natural calamities.