Everest Luxury Lodges Trek

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Everest Luxury lodge trek is the perfect adventure trip for those clients who wish to see Mt. Everest (top of the world) and experience the Khumbu region's spectacular landscapes without going to altitude extremes and whilst maintaining home comforts.

This Luxury lodges trek is a perfect introduction to the Khumbu region, perhaps the most popular region in the entire Himalayas. During our trek, we visit Sherpa villages and Tengboche monastery which offers stunning views of Mt. Everest rising behind the Lhotse and Nuptse Wall.

Everest luxury lodge tour starts from Kathmandu with a 35 minutes spectacular flight to the remote yet bustling mountain airstrip Lukla. From here we spend nine days trekking from a Luxury lodge to a luxury lodge.

The trek offers the highest standards of accommodation in the area, featuring electricity, comfortable bedrooms, western bathrooms with hot showers and other facilities like internet WIFI, international telephone services, laundry services, etc. This is a comfortable trek and we walk leisurely for 5 to 6 hours every day, visiting the major Sherpa villages and enjoying stunning views of Mt. Everest Himalayan ranges.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the perfect adventure trip to see Mt. Everest (top of the world) 
  • Experience the Khumbu region’s spectacular landscapes without going to altitude extremes and whilst maintaining home comforts
  • Explore Sherpa villages and Tengboche monastery which offers stunning views of Mt. Everest rising behind the Lhotse and Nuptse Wall
  • Enjoy the highest standards of accommodation in the area, featuring electricity, comfortable bedrooms, western bathrooms with hot showers and other facilities like internet WIFI, international telephone services, laundry services, etc...
     

Best Time to Trek

Spring: Mid of April to June. Come and visit 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 and winter: Mid of September to the first week of December. October can be busy, but at this time of year, the weather is normally very stable. Expect crisp sunny days and cold evenings.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01:Arrive at Kathmandu Airport (1,350 m)

You will be met by our representative and transfer to the hotel and a short brief about the trekking after refreshment. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Accommodation:deluxe hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350 m

Breakfast at hotel, visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, and Baudhanath Stupa. Overnight at the hotel.  

  • Accommodation:deluxe hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350 m

An early morning flight by Twin Otter aircraft takes us to Lukla, the most renowned mountain airstrip in the world. Originally conceived by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust as an emergency evacuation runway for casualties brought to the Trust’s hospital at nearby Khunde, Lukla is now one of the busiest runways in Nepal. During the flight we watch the rugged foothills give way to the snowline of the Himalayas; many of the world’s highest mountains, including Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu (the world’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th highest respectively) may sometimes be seen from the window of the plane. After sorting out our gears, we begin the trek by descending to Chaunrikhaka and heading up the Dudh Kosi valley to Phakding, our night stop by the river. (3 hours walking), Overnight at luxury Lodge. 

  • Accommodation:luxury Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Lukla - Phakding
  • Maximum Altitude:2,880m.,2,650m

After breakfast, we begin our walk continues north following the Dudh Kosi river and on to Jorsale where we enter the Mt. Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. From here it is a short walk to the confluence of two rivers, the Imja Drangpa (Imja Khola) and the Nangpo Tsangpo (Bhote Kosi) followed by a steep climb (around 2 hrs.) to Namche Bazaar, the main village in the Khumbu region. Along the way, there are two suspension bridges to cross as we zigzag up the Dudh Kosi River. Today will be one of the harder days of the trek but we take it slowly, enjoying the scenery as we climb gradually up to Namche Bazaar (3445m). To reach Namche there is a long steep climb but with a slow plod and several stops to catch our breath, we make our way steadily upward. The trail to Namche Bazaar is a comfortable broad well-marked trail. Walking in the cool part of the morning it is easier to breathe allowing us to accustom ourselves to the increasing altitude. At about halfway up the hill, a gap in the trees allows us to spy on Everest for the first time. If the weather is clear the top of the South-West Face will be just visible behind the long Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. A plume can often be seen stretching away from the very summit. Namche is a prosperous Sherpa village and an important trading centre with a weekly Saturday market; fresh foodstuffs are brought up from lower villages to be bought by the Sherpas. The wares on display include meat, grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and trinkets as well as hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots. The Sherpas play host to traders from the foothills, as well as Tibetans from over the border. Thamserku (6648m), Kwangde Ri (6187m) and Khumbila (5707m) surround the natural bowl that Namche sits in. (5 hours walking), overnight at Luxury Lodge. 

  • Accommodation:luxury Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Phakding - Namche Bazaar
  • Maximum Altitude:3,445m

Today is a rest day for acclimatization; we visit the National Park museum just above Namche or the almost level trail up the Bhote Kosi valley, towards Thame, once a popular trading route into Tibet. Along the way we pass many prayer flags and Mani stones, all indicative of the Tibetan/Buddhist culture of this region, back to Namche for overnight at luxury lodge. 

  • Accommodation:luxury Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Namche Bazaar
  • Maximum Altitude:3,445m

From Namche, the trail to Teshinga follows the classical approach route to Everest. We follow an almost level, winding trail for about 2 ½ hours before we take a short detour (about 15 minutes) from the main trail and arrive at the lodge. (3 hours walking), Overnight at Luxury lodge.  

  • Accommodation:luxury Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Teshinga
  • Maximum Altitude:3,400m

Looking across the valley, we can see the path sloping diagonally up towards the famous monastery of Tengboche. We begin today’s walk by descending down to the small hamlet of Phunki Tenga, which lies beside the Dudh Kosi River. Here we cross a suspension bridge before beginning a climb with a steep ascent for about an hour. This part of the trek is quite heavily forested by rhododendron and pine so it is well shaded and quite cool. Once out of the forest line the trail gradient is quite gentle and gradual for another 1½ hours, all the way up to the monastery. The setting of Tengboche is nothing short of magical. It is a spectacular building and it is incredible to think that the temple was burnt down only a few years ago and re-built largely through the efforts of the Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. We will explore the surrounding area and visit the monastery. After lunch, we will retrace our steps to Teshinga. (5-6 hours walking), Overnight at a luxury lodge.  

  • Accommodation:luxury Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Tengboche
  • Maximum Altitude:3,860m

Leaving Teshinga lodge we retrace the trail to Namche Bazaar for about an hour until we detour off the main trail to Khumjung village (3770m). The path leads gently up the shallow valley and onto Khumjung, the education centre of Khumbu. If time permits we will visit the Khumjung monastery and Kunde hospital. Taking the high trail above Namche Bazaar, bypassing Shyangboche airport we head northwest. The valley ahead is extremely rugged but beautiful and as you wander along the forested track you might chance upon Monal pheasants or small herds of Thar. At the small village of Tesho, we turn off the main trail and make our way slowly up a closed valley. The last half hour climb to Mende will literally take your breath away, but with our gradual acclimatization over the past few days a steady pace and determination will get us to the top. (6-7 hours walking), Overnight at luxury lodge. 

  • Accommodation:luxury Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Mende
  • Maximum Altitude:3,700m

About half an hour walk from the lodge is an old Tibetan trade route. This well-formed, wide path makes for a mostly easy walk all the way to the village of Thame. Thame retains many of its original buildings and culture and is perhaps one of the prettiest villages in the Khumbu Region. It has scattered houses, enclosed fields and a backdrop of massive snow and ice peaks. We will visit the Thame monastery, one of the oldest in the region. Sherpa Tenzing Norgay's house is situated near the top of the village where he lived with his first wife; in fact Thame is also the home of Nepal's most famous mountaineers: Ang Rita Sherpa (10 times Everest summiteers) and Apa Sherpa (20 times Everest summiteers). We will then retrace our steps back to Mende. (5-6 hours walking), Overnight at Luxury lodge.  

  • Accommodation:luxury Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Thame
  • Maximum Altitude:3,801m

Before starting the descent back down to Monjo, we will first visit the Monastery, a 15-minute walk above Mende. The main temple is only 40 years old; it has a remarkable meditation room built beneath a huge rock, where people go on retreat for 3 years /3 months/3days. Until recently it was used as a meditation school for western Buddhist students. The friendly caretaker will be more than happy to serve butter tea and explain a little about the monastery. After Your visit you will retrace our route and continue to Phurte, from here we will take the lower trail to Namche. After three hours of easy walking, we will arrive at Namche Bazaar for lunch. The rest of the descent to Monjo will be along the same route as on the way up. (5-6 hours walking), Overnight at luxury lodge.  

  • Accommodation:luxury Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Monjo
  • Maximum Altitude:2,900 m

Today we return trek to Lukla via a slightly different route so as to avoid walking through Phakding again. We take a trail high above and on the other side of the Dudh Kosi. Along the route, we will stop for a visit at the old Gumila Monastery before we descend down to the main trail. After a short lunch break at Thada Kosi, at the base of the Kusum Kanguru Himal, Continue for a further two hours or so before reaching Lukla. (5-6 hours walking), Overnight at Luxury lodge.  

  • Accommodation:luxury Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Lukla
  • Maximum Altitude:2,880m

Today weather permitting, we pack up early and fly to Kathmandu (35-minute flight). Transfer to Kathmandu hotel. Evening dinner with culture show, Overnight hotel.

  • Accommodation:deluxe hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350 m

Free day for relaxing, shopping and sightseeing. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:deluxe hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350 m

Transfer to the airport for your flight departure.

    Inclusion

    • All necessary pick up and drop.
    • Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing with guide and car.
    • Both way flight to Lukla with necessary transfer.
    • Necessary permits, including National park fee and Tims card.
    • All meals (B/L/D) during the trekking period.
    • Accommodation (Luxury Lodges) during the trekking period.
    • An English speaking guide and necessary porters.
    • Highly experienced staffs and their food, clothing, salary and insurance.
    • All necessary grounded transportation.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
    • Our service charges and All Local / Government Taxes.
    • Personal nature expenses.
    • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
    • Rescue & Evacuation.
    • Gratitude (tip) for staff.
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    Useful Information

    For the up-to-date and competitive pricing for Everest Luxury lodges trek, Please contact us, we have an attractive discount for a small group of families travelling with senior citizens and kids.

    If the above itinerary could not meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting and wildlife safari or Bhutan tours and Tibet tours.

    Food during the Everest Luxury Lodges trek

    The restaurants at luxury lodges offer a wide range of dishes prepared by trained chefs. There will be an opportunity to sample local cuisine but there will always be an option for more familiar international dishes. Breakfast will usually be porridge, eggs, bread and a hot drink, lunch will be a simple meal with a hot drink, and dinner will be 3 courses consisting of soup, main meal and a simple dessert. If you would like to order additional dishes and/or snacks, you should budget accordingly. While In Kathmandu it is possible to see a restaurant or dish from almost every cuisine in the world.

    Meal Plan

    Breakfast, lunch, dinner and 3 cups of tea/coffee a day are included as per the program.

    Accommodation during the Everest Luxury lodges trek

    While in Kathmandu you will spend 3 nights at a high-quality hotel/resort and while on the trek you will have a total of 9 nights in luxury lodges, where we stay in comfortable twin or double rooms with attached bathroom and hot and cold running water. All accommodation is on a twin sharing basis. If you are travelling alone you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Depending on availability, single rooms can be requested at a supplementary cost. Additional hotel nights in Kathmandu can also be arranged on request.

    Equipment List

    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 trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 kgs. For all domestic flights in Nepal, the maximum allowance for hold baggage and hand baggage combined is 15 kg. It is essential you keep the total weight of your baggage within this limit. Paying for transportation of excess baggage is not normally an option on these flights. It is possible to leave clothes or other unnecessary items at the hotel/resort in Kathmandu or Lukla.

    A packing list

    • Hiking boots
    • Socks
    • Trekking trousers
    • Waterproof overtrousers
    • Underwear
    • Baselayer shirts
    • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
    • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
    • Waterproof jacket
    • Sunhat
    • Warm hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Warm gloves or mittens
    • Headtorch and spare batteries
    • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
    • Water bottles 1 Litre x2
    • Washbag and toiletries
    • Antibacterial handwash
    • Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)
    •  Small padlock (to lock trek bag)
    • Daypack 20 -25 litres
    • Basic First Aid Kit including plasters, blister treatment (e.g. compeed), and pain-killers.

    The Following Items Are Optional

    • Down jacket (recommended - evenings can be chilly)*
    • Trekking poles (recommended)
    • Training shoes or similar (for use in the lodge)
    • Spare laces
    • Shorts
    • Gaiters (you may encounter snow)
    • Scarf or buff
    • Travel clothes
    • Camera
    • Penknife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
    • Repair kit – (e.g. needle, thread, duct tape)

    Notes

    Down jackets can be hired through in Kathmandu. Bedding and towels are provided at the lodges. The Nepalese are still traditional and conservative in the way they dress. Therefore to avoid embarrassment on both sides we recommend that you respect this and do not wear revealing clothing or sleeveless tops while visiting Nepal. Shorts are acceptable, but they should reach to just above the knee and be modest and for women, it is preferable to wear trousers or a long skirt.

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