Go Himalayan Adventures believes that even luxury should come at a fair price. Book your Everest Luxury Trek with Go Himalayan Adventures where you will receive services equally luxurious as any international company at a very reasonable price. The only ticket you will have to book is the ticket to Nepal. From the moment you step into Nepal till your departure you will be taken care of on each and every step in the way. You will have the satisfaction of supporting the economy of a developing country by booking through a local agent who employs local staff as well as get an insider’s view of Nepal.
Whilst for most people, a relatively exhausting trek by staying in basic tea houses is all part of the adventure of a trek in the Everest Region, whereas for some they would rather skip the adventure of hardship and stick to seeing this magnificent place in comfort. The Everest Luxury Trek gives you the opportunity to enjoy the splendor of the remote Everest region with all the comforts of urban life.
Each night during the Everest Luxury Trek is spent in a luxurious lodge with all the modern conveniences of a city hotel. There are lodges at tactical points of the region, with heated rooms which are cozy as well as comfortable along attached bathrooms with hot water on tap. Meals may be enjoyed either outside in the landscaped gardens at the same time enjoying the magnificent views of nearby peaks or in the comfortable lounges. The food provided is delicious and the service excellent. All the meals during the luxury trek are included in the package price.
Go Himalayan Adventures has planned the Everest Luxury Trek itinerary for a relaxed pace which is do-able for anyone of average fitness who can walk up to 6 hours a day. The schedule ensures ample time to acclimatize. The maximum altitude reached during the trek is under 5000 meters elevation and the maximum altitude at which you sleep is 4250 meters’. This easygoing schedule allows plenty of time to take in the amazing surroundings also relax in the lodge gardens, even explore the local Sherpa villages and most importantly enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of high mountain life.
Your journey begins and ends in the same place: Kathmandu. A morning mountain flight with fantastic views of the Khumbu Mountains will bring us to the small airstrip in Lukla (2860m) from where our trek begins. The trek begins as we enter into the homeland of tough Sherpa people who have settled in this harsh and beautiful mountain region long before any type of infrastructure arrived. Their sturdy stone houses architecturally resemble the houses of their Tibetan ancestors. Various significant things reminds us the important role of their ancient Tibetan Buddhist religion still plays in their live as you get to see endless Buddhist prayer flags, mani stones and monasteries.
After lunch in Lukla we set out for Phakding, 2601m. It is a leisurely 4-hour walk on a trail that was once an ancient trading route, as well as the route used by mountaineers who have come to the Khumbu region seeking the mighty Everest and other giants. The very next day you hike to Monjo, 2840m, another peaceful spot where few tourists bother to stay because it is so close to Namche Bazaar.
There is a fairly long, steep climb to reach, the capital of the Khumbu region which is the famous Namche Bazaar, 3340m which is a surprisingly modern place in the middle of such a remote area. We spend two nights here to acclimatize. Namche sits on a horseshoe shaped valley that opens to a beautiful view of Kongde Ri. From a viewpoint just above Namche you get an amazing view of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam.
We branch off the main Everest Base Camp trail onto a less traveled trail through pine forests to charming village of Thame, 3800m, the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay. There is a day hike to Sumdur Ridge, 4830m, for unforgettable views of giants including Cho Oyu.
The return trail to Lukla follows a new trail through rhododendron forests to Kongde, 4250m. Kongde is the high point of our Everest Luxury Trek and offers the most spectacular view of Everest Lhotse and Ama Dablam. A day-hike to nearby Farak Ri offers an even more expansive view of five of the world’s highest mountains, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyo, and Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many other peaks of Khumbu Valley.
We spend another night in Monjo on our way back down to Lukla where we get a return flight to Kathmandu.
This gentle Everest Luxury Trek is the perfect way to explore the culture and countryside of the Everest Himalaya. For the energetic, there are endless opportunities to take day hikes to remote monasteries and great lookout points, or for those who prefer to relax, there is no better place than surrounded by the comfort of Yeti Mountain Homes and the best scenery in the world.
Our Everest Luxury Trek begins and ends in Kathmandu our ancient capital city. Go Himalayan adventures will provide a sightseeing tour of the historical and cultural monuments – the temples, shrines, gompas, stupas, bazaars and monuments which give a glimpse into the fascinating history of Nepal.
|1||Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and welcome Dinner|
|2||Fly to Lukla & trek 4 hrs to Phakdingma, 2640m|
|3||Trek 3 hrs to Monjo, 2800m|
|4||Trek 4-5 hrs to Namche Bazaar, 3441m|
|5||Acclimatization day- Trekking around Namche Bazaar|
|6||Trek to 4-5 hours to Thame, 3800m|
|7||Acclimatization day in Thame|
|8||Trek 7-8 hrs to Kongde, 4250m|
|9||Kongde Day hike|
|10||Trek 4-5 hrs to Phakding, 2610|
|11||Trek to Lukla, 2820m|
|12||Fly to Kathmandu|
|13||Half day sight-seeing in Kathmandu and half day relax/shop|
|14||Departure from Kathmandu|
Best time to travel: Spring, from March to June when the rhododendrons and alpine flowers are in full bloom. Expect clear skies and sunshine in the mornings with some light cloud cover later in the day. Autumn / Winter (October-January): at this time of year the weather is normally stable. Expect crisp sunny days and cold evenings. Note that October is usually very busy and trails can feel quite crowded.
Drinking Water on Everest Luxury Trek
The water provided in Lodges is safe to drink. You may wish to bring chlorine tablets as an additional precaution for water you drink along the way. Most guest houses along the trek charge a small fee for the boiled water. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.
If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.
Local Customs You Should Know About on Classic Everest LuxuryTrek
Ethnic groups of the hilly and mountain regions are predominantly Buddhist, and you will see many mani stones, stupas, gumbas and prayer wheels. It is respectful to pass these objects with your right side nearest to the object, in a clockwise direction. Avoid sitting or standing on mani stones, stupas, tables used for worship or anything that is a religious symbol, as that is considered disrespectful.
Travel Insurance for Everest Luxury Trek
It is strongly recommended to be sufficiently protected when you go into remote areas. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Go Himalayan adventures can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.
Domestic flights to mountain regions can be delayed or cancelled due to bad weather. Be aware that you may have long waits in the airports. From our side, if a flight is cancelled we make sure you get on the next possible flight.
If flight cancellations at the start of your trek delay your trek to the point of disturbing your onward travel schedule, you will be free to choose an alternative trip; there are many excellent options in the Annapurna, Langtang and other regions. If you do not wish to take an alternative trek, and wait in Kathmandu for the flight to Lukla, your original trek may be shortened due to the days lost in waiting. In such case, the client will be responsible to bear all additional expenses including food and accommodation.
If the client wishes to make an alternative arrangement such as a helicopter flight, Go Himalayan adventures will assist in making the booking, but will not cover the cost of the alternative arrangement. The refunded money of the unused flight ticket would be credited to the concerned client, however.
There will be no refund for the days of the trek that are missed. You will not be entitled to any refund for services in the package (ie hotel, transport, flight) that you did not use due to the cancellation.
It is advisable to allow one or two extra days at the end of your trip to allow for flight delay/cancellation.
In an emergency, or upon request by our clients, a heli-rescue can be organized. The helicopter costs around USD 3500, and can lift 4-5 persons per flight.
If flight cancellations at the end of your trek delay your return to Kathmandu, you will be responsible for all your expenses during the wait in Lukla.