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Luxury Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Difficulty: Moderately difficult
Max Altitude: 5545m at Kala Patthar
Duration: 10 days
Cost: $5000
Season: Spring/Autumn
Accommodation: Luxury Hotel/Luxury teahouse
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  • Sweeping Chartered Helicopter flights between the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, and the most popular Mount Everest base camp
  • Only one way trekking journey to the base of Mount Everest
  • Breathtaking panoramas of the World's Highest Mountains on Earth
  • Luxury Accommodations, almost the entire journey
  • Travel through the highest passes and glaciers in the wonderland of Everest
  • Follow in the footsteps of the legendary summiteers, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary (the first duo ever to summit Mount Everest)
  • Explore and experience the Everest people, i.e., the Sherpa’s lifestyles and cultures, their villages, and century-old monasteries
  • Educate a Poor Child and Become an Indirect Sponsor just by Traveling with us


A luxury short Everest base camp trek combines an extraordinary trekking journey with breathtaking helicopter flights connecting Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city, and Everest Base Camp, the heart of Everest/Khumbu region. Since everyone dreams to get as close as possible to Mount Everest, but due to time constraints, some might even have to cancel or postpone the journey to Everest base camp because they have limited time. Keeping that discomfort in mind and to make it easier for everyone to get to the Everest Base Camp in the shortest of time possible, Nature Lovers Treks and Tours created this nice Everest helicopter trek adventure exclusively for them. Be assured that this luxury travel package is uncommon and the best in all of Nepal. You will be in for the most wonderful experience in Nepal.

The central attraction point of the Luxury Short Everest base camp trek is the opportunity to enjoy the Himalayan views and explore the Himalayan lifestyles from the comfort of the highest luxurious lodges in the mountain. What else can be better than taking it slow and steady on your own pace and, at the end of the day, resting in one of the most luxurious teahouses!! With no doubt, these lodges also offer the most magnificent panoramic views of the gigantic soaring mountains, including the highest Mount Everest and Mount Ama Dablam, 'Matterhorn of the Himalayas.'

No wonder the views you get from this journey are marvelous. One will not regret making this choice since taking 2 weeks+ to get to the Mount Everest is not much different than this short Everest base camp trek. Since centuries ago, travelers have been hooked on the pristine beauty of nature in Nepal. Getting to the Everest base camp and back with luxury has made the dreams of everyone come to reality. You cannot avoid the temptation of Mount Everest once you land in the nation of mountains, especially the king of the mountains, Mount Everest. Therefore, without emphasizing more, Nature Lovers is so excited to take you, our esteemed clients, to the Everest base camp and back.

Please check our Flickr profile for the Everest Base Camp photographs. 

Short Everest base camp luxury lodge trek Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu. Airport pick-up and Hotel transfer, 5-star Hotel

Day 2: Chartered helicopter flight to Lukla 2860m (140km/45mins), and trek to Phakding 2610m (7km/4hrs), BLD, Luxury Teahouse

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m (7km/5hrs), BLD, Luxury Teahouse

Day 4: Acclimatizing day & hike in Namche Bazaar, BLD, Hotel Everest View

Day 5: Trek to Deboche via Tengboche 3860m (10km/5hrs), BLD, Semi-luxury Teahouse 

Day 6: Trek to Dingboche 4410m (12km/6hrs), BLD, Semi-Lluxury Teahouse 

Day 7: Acclimatizing day in Dingboche, BLD, Semi-luxury Teahouse

Day 8: Trek to Lobuche 4940m via Everest Memorial (8km/6hrs), BLD, Basic Teahouse 

Day 9: Trek to Gorakshep 5170m (5km/3.5hrs) and Everest Base Camp 5364m (7km/3.5hrs, round-trip), BLD, Basic Teahouse 

Day 10: Trek to Kala Patthar 5545m (2.5km/3.5hrs, round-trip) and fly back to Kathmandu (155km/1.5hrs), transfer to International flight, B, 5-star hotel, International Flight.

Know everything about the places on the Everest base camp trail 

About Lukla: Lukla is a small town (more of a village) in the Everest / Khumbu region which is also the first village you will come across when you are traveling towards Everest base camp through Lukla airport (also known as Tenzing Hillary airport). It lies in Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality of Solukhumbu district. Lukla means ‘Place with abundant goats and sheep’; however only a few are found in the area nowadays. There are a variety of shops and lodges in Lukla to cater to travelers. Depending upon your preference, you can find rooms with a mere dollar to hundreds of dollars in this town. Good accommodations also mean you can enjoy the variety of food choices in Lukla. As trekkers and climbers start from this place onwards, you can also find many trekking and mountaineering supplies. Since everything must be brought from the cities in flight, things and supplies get a little expensive in Lukla (and it gets more and more expensive as you go higher). Namche Bazaar is only 14 km, and Kathmandu is 138 km by flight (367 km by road) from here. Lukla has cool summers and cold winters. There is high daytime temperature variation, and temperatures can even reach below freezing on some summer days. Lukla (2,860 meters) is a beautiful town below the high hills surrounded by dense forests.

About Phakding: Phakding (2,610 meters) is a moderately big village in the Khumbu region. It lies in the Dudh Koshi river valley just north of Lukla and South of Namche Bazaar. Often the main stopping point for trekkers and climbers, Phakding has many accommodations with various price ranges. It is only 8 km from Lukla and 6 km from Namche Bazaar. While trekking from Lukla, you will ascend little but descend for about 250 meters before arriving in Phakding. After about 3-5 hours of hike from Lukla, you will reach Phakding, crossing small villages like Cheplung, Thadokoshi, Ghat and Chhuthawa. There are also a few trekking shops here including a lovely popular bakery. The village is in fact, divided into two by the Dudh Koshi River, connected by a long suspension bridge. Both sides have many lodges to stay the night. Just above Phakding (on the North side) is a village called Rimijung (30 minutes hike from Phakding) with beautiful cultural & geographical landscapes, a few nunnery settlements, an ancient monastery and an excellent viewpoint known as Pangjung hill. If you have an extra day, you can also hike to the hilltop for panoramic mountain views, 4 hours hike from Phakding. If you’re lucky, you can also witness Himalayan Tahrs in Phakding, roaming on the hills on the opposite side across the river.

About Namche Bazaar / Bazar: After leaving Phakding village, you will pass through Toktok, Benkar, Chumowa, Monjo (Sagarmatha National Park entrance), Jorsale & 5 large suspension bridges, including the famous Hillary bridge; to arrive at Namche Bazaar. Just 14 km from Lukla and 6 km far from Phakding village, Namche Bazaar is a village or mostly a town situated at 3,440 meters above sea level. The main trading center and hub for the Khumbu region, this town is made up of hills, and people have settled here, building their houses on both sides and the center. More than 2500 people are living in 400+ households in Namche Bazaar, and the number is increasing yearly. On the west of Namche is Kongde Ri (6,187 meters), and to the east is Thamserku (6,623 meters). While on the North is Syangboche airport (3,750 meters; a non-operational airport), Khumjung and Khunde village, Khumbila peak (5,761 meters), etc. Nicknamed the Sherpa capital, and also the home to many renowned Sherpas, Namche Bazaar is the gateway to the high Khumbu Himalayas. Very popular as the acclimatizing stop for trekkers and mountaineers, Namche Bazaar has several lodges (catering to different sorts of visitors), bakeries, restaurants and cafes, internet cafes, trekking or souvenir shops and helipads. There are some clothing brand stores, ATMs and an Irish pub (the highest Irish pub in the world) down here. Every Saturday morning, a vibrant market is held in the center of the village. Little above the town on the right side lies the Sagarmatha national park headquarter and next to it is the Sherpa culture museum.

About Tengboche / Thyangboche: At an altitude of 3,867 meters, Tengboche village is a beautiful village and an essential stop for Everest trekkers. Most famous for the inlying Buddhist monastery, Tengboche monastery, the biggest of its type in the Khumbu region. Tengboche offers a panoramic vista of different mountains from all the corners, including Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kangtega, Kongde Ri and more. The first summiteers of Mount Everest, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary, were the inhabitants of this village sometimes. The expeditioners and trekkers visit the monastery in Tengboche to light the candles and seek the blessings of the Gods for a safe journey and good health. Lying on the top of a hill and medieval in appearance, this village is only 9 km away, both from Namche Bazaar (to the South) and Dingboche village (to the North). The trail from Namche Bazaar first crosses Dudh Koshi river in Phungi Thanga and goes uphill steeply to get to Tengoboche. You will also pass Kyangjuma and Tashinga villages en route to Tengboche from below. Between October and November, an interesting Mani Rimdu festival is held here, which consists of 19 days of meditation, puja ceremonies, blessing ceremonies and spectacular mask dances. There are no shops in the village but a few (4+) lodges and a bakery outside the monastery gate. The lodges are almost the same quality, but if you hike a bit further down (15-20 minutes) to Deboche, you can get better accommodations too. Pines, azaleas and colorful rhododendrons surround the village and the monastery.

About Dingboche: Another famous Sherpa village and a beautiful trekking stop, Dingboche village (4,410 meters) lie in Chukhung valley. Surrounded by the Himalayan giants from all around, this is a moderately big village with 20+ lodges offering rooms in different price categories. Most visitors usually spend two nights in Dingboche for acclimatization purposes. Imja River flows directly east of the village beneath Mount Ama Dablam, and a helipad is there just west of the river. There are internet cafes and also billiard parlors. A notable characteristic of Dingboche is the kilometers of stone walls, built using stones of different sizes that cover the entire valley. In earlier times, these stones were removed and piled up to plough the soil, eventually leading to the long walls today. While coming from Tengboche (and crossing Deboche, Pangboche and Shomare), this is favorable stop for trekkers compared to Pheriche on the other side over the hill because this place is sunny and less affected by the icy winds coming down from valleys above. It’s only 9 km from Tengboche and 8 km far from Lobuche village. While you’re in the village and acclimatizing, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to climb above Dingboche to Nangkartshang peak (5,083 meters). Only a couple of hours' hike from the village, you will see many beautiful mountains including mount Makalu, Island peak and Cho Oyu; no need to mention all the other mountains which can be seen in earlier days too. Another option is to hike to Chukhung village (east of Dingboche) and ultimately to Chukhung Ri (5,546 meters), a rocky peak like Kala Patthar, yet a bit more challenging to climb than the latter one.

About Lobuche: Lobuche is a small village very close to Mount Everest, named after the Lobuche peaks, towering above the village. It is either the second or last stop for the trekkers heading towards Everest base camp. Only 5 km from Gorakshep, 9 km from Pheriche, 10 km from Dingboche and finally 9 km from Everest Base Camp, Lobuche village is a beautiful place to spend the night. At an elevation of 4,940 meters, it lies near the foot of the Khumbu glacier. There are around ten lodges in Lobuche providing basic services and facilities to visitors. Therefore, you cannot expect better amenities in this place due to its remoteness and the harsh climate. You can marvel at the surrounding mountain panoramas from the viewpoint above or next to the village. Go for a little hike above the village, and you will be astonished by the views. Or you can also go towards the Khumbu glacier viewpoint to get a better look at the massive glacier and its surrounding beauty. After passing the Everest Memorial through Thugla pass, trekkers coming from the South reach Lobuche village. Also, from close to the same village, travelers divert their way towards Dzongla (4,830 meters) to summit Cho La Pass to enter into Gokyo valley (or vice versa). Totally dependent upon tourism (no agricultural fields), Lobuche village is also an important stop for visitors wishing to climb the nearby peaks or those coming down from Kongma La Pass (5,540 meters) via Chukhung.

About Gorakshep: The last yet most crucial village or settlement in the Khumbu region is Gorakshep (5,164 meters). This village sits on the edge next to the Khumbu glacier and Changri Shar glacier. Being covered by snow almost half the year, this village is not inhabited year-round. There are only a couple of lodges, and all of them are basic. Since the trekkers are not allowed to stay or camp in Everest base camp, they have to stay overnight in Gorakshep before going to the base camp or Kala Patthar (5,644 meters). There’s a helipad and also an internet connection in Gorakshep. Gorakshep means “dead ravens” because of the complete lack of vegetation in the area. Few visitors feel comfortable in this village because of the high altitude it lies in, so you have to be mentally prepared. Just being in the village makes you feel like you’re in heaven since the huge mountain giants will totally surround you. Mount Everest is not visible from here, so you have to climb either to Kala Patthar or towards Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters) to get a closer look at it. As Everest is not visible from base camp itself, your better choice is to climb Kala Patthar, the most famous vantage point in Nepal. A non-technical peak, a giant dune looming over the lakebed (as seen from Gorakshep and the surroundings), Kala Patthar is a difficult one to summit, taking some great effort and 2-3 hours of a strenuous hike. You must climb in the early morning or the late afternoon for stunning sunrise and sunset views. Gorakshep was the original Everest base camp in the earlier days, which was moved later to this position now, closer to Mount Everest and below the Khumbu icefall. Gorakshep to Everest base camp (4 km) is about 2-3 hours of a moderate hike through the rocks and moraines. Getting to the base camp is one of the best feats you can achieve since you’ll be standing right beneath the world’s highest, Mount Everest.

Luxury Short Everest base camp trek detailed itinerary

**BLD denotes Breakfast Lunch Dinner**

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu. Airport pick-up, Hotel transfer and briefing, Dwarika's Hotel

“Namaste! Welcome to Nepal”. This is how our staffs will receive you as soon as you step outside of the airport gate. Don't forget to look for your name placard or a banner, holding by our staff in his hands. Transfer to hotel is followed. Depending upon the hotel's location and the traffic condition, it might take from 10 mins to an hour to your hotel. After checking in, you can have your time to relax and freshen up. In the evening, you will meet our team for a nice briefing about the upcoming journey.

Day 02:Chartered helicopter flight to Lukla 2860m and trek to Phakding 2610m 4hrs, BLD, Sherpa Shangrila Resort

After early morning breakfast, we will get to the airport to have a scenic flight to the most adventurous airport in the lap of the Himalayas, LUKLA. This short flight is so breathtaking (as well as a bit thrilling) that you feel you are already on the destination but “NO”, the journey has just begun. There are the beverages waiting for you when you touch down so that you can talk about how the short flight has blown your mind. As in all games, first steps are easy so we trek slowly towards Phakding village. Well, the journey to find yourself begins now.

Day 03:Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m 5hrs, BLD, Yeti Mountain Home

This day we will enter the World Heritage listed ‘Sagarmatha National Park’. The walk follows the DUDH KOSHI River upstream and crossing several bridges time and again we will climb to the last town in the region called Namche Bazaar. You will witness the first sight of Mount Everest after crossing the popular Hillary bridge in Larja Dobhan. Chill evening to enjoy the wonderful views of different mountain ranges. We will take a short uphill walk to the NATIONAL PARK HEADQUARTER which is our magnificent viewpoint.

Day 04:Acclimatizing day & hike in Namche Bazaar, BLD, Everest View Hotel

Acclimatizing day is the must when you are traveling in the Himalayas since your body need to adapt to the new environment and altitude especially. Short excursion will be done in this rest day. You can enjoy the mind-blowing views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Shartse, Taboche, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Khumbila, Kongde and many other peaks today too. You will be spending overnight in one of the best, the highest luxury accommodation in Nepal.

Day 05:Trek to Deboche via Tengboche 3860m 5hrs, BLD, Himalayan Culture Home

We know you cannot wait to go further closer to the Mt Everest. What about taking the blessings from the HIGH LAMA (priest) for the successful journey ahead! We can do it after arriving in Tengboche monastery where the holy priest is residing. Easy downhill walk will be there for a couple of hours until Phunki Thanga. After your permit check and some rest, we take a steep ascent to Tengboche for 2 hours. A little further downhill to get to your overnight stay in Deboche. 

Day 06:Trek to Dingboche 4410m 6hrs, BLD, Hotel Summit

Stone steps lead down through rhododendron and pine forests and after crossing a bridge, we will leave the tree lines behind to reach an exposed area for the SUPERB VIEWS of Mount Ama Dablam from up close. First, you will arrive in Pangboche (which has a route to Ama Dablam base camp), then Shomare and to Dingboche. Fairly easy day hike with little up and down. Dingboche is one of the main highlights of our entire journey from where the mountain views are just extraordinary.

Day 07:Acclimatizing day in Dingboche, BLD, Hotel Summit

OPT TO HIKE to Chukhung or Nangkartshang Peak in this acclimatizing day. As the altitude gains rapidly from here onward, we’d like you to take it slow and enjoyable. First option will take you towards Chukhung which is the base point for many peak summits and also a trail stop for Kongma La Pass. Second option is about the highest point above Dingboche village and also is a peak called Nangkartshang peak at about 5100m altitude. It takes about 4-6 hours to complete this hike. Dingboche is a massive village which is very near to Pheriche on the other side over the hill. Beautiful mountain panorama will accompany you throughout the day and night.

Day 08:Trek to Lobuche 4940m 6hrs via Everest Memorial, BLD, Oxygen Altitude Home

The morning walk continues for an hour to Thugla, the summer pastures and meadows and continues towards the end of the Khumbu glacier. You will be walking side by side with Mount Taboche and Cholatse until you arrive in Thugla or Dughla. After some rest there, you have to climb steep up for an hour to reach the pass. You’ll find the stone monuments ON THE MEMORY of various mountaineers and climbers after completing Thugla Pass in Everest Memorial. This is a sad place yet a remarkable site. Continue towards Lobuche village from where the MAGNIFICENT SUNSET can be observed. Either you can go for Khumbu glacier hike or Lobuche viewpoint hike in the evening. 

Day 09:Trek to Everest base camp 5364m and back to Gorakshep, BLD, Everest Inn

Be prepared for the challenging yet wonderful trekking day through once vast Gorakshep Lake. A couple of hours through the rocks and moraines, and you will arrive in Gorakshep. With the gradual walking and rest, you’ll get adjusted to continuing to EVEREST BASE CAMP, the main highlight of our adventure. After some respite, continue for the base camp, since you don't want to miss this opportunity of a lifetime. Even though the walk is strenuous for an hour or so, you will lose the fatigue after seeing Nuptse, Changtse, Khumbutse and Pumori from the base camp. Get surrounded by the Khumbu Himalayan giants once you're in the base camp. Congratulations!

Day 10:Trek to Kala Patthar 5545m and fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to International flight, B, Dwarika's Hotel, International Flight.

It's time to conquer the highest point in our journey, which is also one of the best viewpoints in entire Nepal, Kala Patthar "black stone". You will see 360 degree view of the Khumbu Himalayas from the top. Shining bright and elegant, you will see the true beautiful face of Everest in the stone throw distance after hiking early to KALA PATTHAR. Though the walk is strenuous for two hours, it’s totally worth it since the views from the top is mesmerizing. Descend down to Gorakshep in order to grab your flight back. Fly back to Kathmandu straight after grabbing some breakfast in Lukla. We go to the hotel and you can pack your bags slowly. Our staff will drop you in the airport and say goodbye from all of our sides. Goodbye and NAMASTE!

Cost for 1 PAX: $11,000 /-

Cost for 2 PAX: $6,000 per person

Cost for 3 or 3+ PAX: Starts from $5000 per person

Note: Trip cost varies with the group sizes.

Luxury Short Everest base camp trek cost breakdown

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-ups, drops and other ground transfers in private vehicles
  • Chartered helicopter flights between Kathmandu and Everest region
  • 5-star Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on twin-sharing/couple basis (deluxe room), including bed and breakfast (BB)
  • Luxury Teahouse lodges during the trek with attached bathrooms
  • Full board meals, i.e., Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, during the trek
  • Unlimited Tea/coffee, snacks and daily seasonal fruits, salads during the trek
  • Unlimited clean drinking water everyday (hot or cold)
  • Hot shower everyday
  • Electric blankets in the higher altitudes
  • Full assistance in case of emergency evacuation (funded by your insurance company)
  • Health and safety assurance
  • Fully licensed, qualified English speaking trek guide (leader) and assistant Sherpa as per the group
  • Porter service, 1 porter for 2 trekkers (25kg max. to carry)
  • All the staff's expenses including flight, salary, food, accommodation, equipment and insurance
  • Sagarmatha National Park fee
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance fee
  • Everest Region Trekking permits and other paperwork
  • Optional supply if necessary; walking sticks, crampons, sleeping bags, down jackets, etc. (to be returned after)
  • Company duffel bags (to put your stuffs in; carried by porters)
  • One portable oxygen cylinder (for emergency use)
  • Complimentary company T-shirts, trek route maps and certificate of appreciation
  • Comprehensive First Aid Medical Kit Bag with a pulse oximeter
  • All the government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa fee (USD 30 on arrival; to pay in cash) and international flight
  • Meals and sightseeing in Kathmandu (can be added on request)
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Extra services like Wi-Fi, laundry, extra porter, horse riding ($90 per person/day), etc. beyond itinerary
  • Travel and emergency rescue insurance (compulsory)
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities to the field staff (highly expected)

Luxury Short Everest base camp trek, Useful Information

Kathmandu airport pick-up and drop services

Nature Lovers Treks and Tours’ staff will pick you up from the airport as per your flight arrival time and similarly drop you off at the airport for international departure according to your flight schedule. During arrival, please don’t forget to look for your name placard held by the team outside the airport arrival gate. Our staff will be impatiently waiting for your arrival to greet and warmly welcome you to Nepal. ‘NAMASTE’ is the foremost and the most commonly used greeting word in Nepal, which you will hear from our staff the very first moment you meet them.

Customized Trips and Trip departure

Luxury short Everest Base Camp Trek departs from Kathmandu in private groups only. You can customize the trek as per your travel needs. For further information, please contact your friendly neighbor, Nature Lovers Treks and Tours.

Accommodations in Kathmandu and during the trek

You will be staying in a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu (e.g. Dwarika's Hotel) in a deluxe room (can be upgraded on request), while in the luxury teahouse lodges or guesthouses during the trek (except two days in Lobuche and Gorakshep).

Nature Lovers Treks and Tours has the best accommodation arrangement for you from the beginning to the end. We believe after the tough walking day; everyone deserves the proper rest and the right ambience to relax and chill. Therefore, our choice of accommodation is the best for the trekking days. The rooms will be clean and comfy. Our entire accommodations will be on a twin-sharing basis (during the trek), as you can see, so you have to let us know if others; let’s say if you want triple or quadruple sharing or a double bed, etc. There will be an extra charge for the single supplement.

Route Map and Company T-shirt

Nature Lovers Treks and Tours offers you a complimentary trekking map and company t-shirts.

Safe Drinking Water during Luxury short Everest base camp trek trip

Hydrating yourself is the most important thing to do during the trek. You should drink at least 3 liters of water every day. The main reason is to avoid altitude sickness and other health issues. Nature Lovers Treks and Tours provides water purification tablets or liquids to purify the water in the mountains. You will get unlimited hot water too. We will even get you bottled mineral water if you're uncomfortable with the local drinking water.

Your trekking guides and porters

Nature Lovers Treks and Tours has the best guides and porters in the tourism industry. We can guarantee you that. Ask yourselves a question. What do you look for in a guide and a porter? Are they fully insured, and are they paid well? Well, they are the staff of Nature Lovers Treks and Tours, so they are hundred percent happy with their treatment by the company. They are experienced, licensed and knowledgeable in the field. They are well paid and fully insured for their journey as well as for the medicals.

Now, let’s talk about our backbones. The leader or a guide should have significant knowledge in climbing and trekking so that he can wonderfully and safely lead you, clearing any obstacles on the way. We, Nature Lovers Treks and Tours, can proudly say that our guides (climbing, assistant, trekking guide) are highly qualified for the role. They are thoroughly trained, experienced and licensed. They have undergone a lot of training to make themselves useful in various situations and make your journey smooth and pleasant.

Our guide knows the local areas, the cultures, the traditions and the lifestyles much more than anyone does. Some of the things they tell you might even be hard to find in the travel guidebooks. Depending upon the situations and weather conditions, the daily plans might change slightly, so he will inform you beforehand. You should always be flexible and ready to accommodate your guides’ instructions. Let him know if you have any health problems as well since he will act accordingly to the situation. Depending upon the group size, we will provide you assistant guides and extra Sherpas if needed.

Our porters are always fully equipped with the gear they need. As per the company policy, they are always insured and thoroughly looked after. They are our backbone. We allow a maximum weight of 25 kg to be carried by one porter. They are the strongest in our group, with fewer communication skills. We also closely work with IPPG {International Porter Protection Group} and follow their ethics and guidelines.

Your safety

Nature Lovers Treks and Tours puts your safety as the top priority. We provide you with our comprehensive first aid medical kit bag and the professional team of guides and porters. We always communicate with our field team members to keep track of your safety and concerns. We will monitor your entire journey and make sure you enjoy your journey in full scale. We are available 24/7 for your health and safety checks during the Luxury short Everest base camp trek.

Solo traveling in the Himalayas

We have had many solo travelers in the past. Nepal is safe to travel even in the Himalayas, even though you are alone. Whether you're a lone female or a male traveler, you can hike in the Himalayas doubtlessly with our experienced guide. 

Extra personal expenses during and after the trek

The clients are responsible for their own personal expenses during or after the treks, like buying beverages, WiFi, doing laundry, buying souvenirs & personal equipment, tips for the field staff, etc. Therefore, we recommend you bring some extra cash (in dollars or euro, etc.) of about $300-400, and change it into Nepali Rupees since only NPR are accepted in most of the Nepali market. 

Shower during the trek

It's an important matter to discuss. After a day's end, you might feel like showering and getting fresh. It's a good idea on the lower altitudes, but if you're on the higher altitudes (more than 3500m), we recommend showering on intervals. People seem to catch a cold easily after showering, which can lead to altitude sickness. Teahouses in the lower elevation offer you a hot shower, but a bucket of hot water is provided in the upper elevation.

Laundry on the trail

There are some teahouses that offer laundry services, and you can use their service during the acclimatizing days. However, most of the lodges don't have laundry service and you might have to either wash your clothes yourself or postpone until you arrive in Kathmandu. Please plan about it in advance.

Luxury Short Everest base camp trek, Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the Luxury short Everest base camp trek cost?

The cost of the Luxury short Everest base camp trek varies depending on the number of days you choose to trek. The longer the trek, the more expensive it will become. Similarly, the price will differ with the accommodation choices also. Usually, Nature Lovers Treks and Tours offers a comprehensive package that is inclusive of all the costs and expenses for the entire journey from the moment you land in Nepal till the moment you fly back home. However, you could also choose to buy only a service-based package from us when we will provide you only the supporting field staff plus trekking permits, and you have to arrange the rest by yourselves.

How is the Accommodation during the Luxury short Everest base camp trek?

In the Luxury short Everest base camp trek, we will provide luxury teahouse accommodations. But please note that there are only basic teahouses in Lobuche and Gorakshep.

What permits do I need for the Luxury short Everest base camp trek?

For the Everest base camp trek, you will need to make two permits: Sagarmatha National Park Entrance fee {can be made in Nepal Tourism Board at Kathmandu or Monjo} and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance fee {obtained in Lukla}.

How does this tipping system in Nepal work, and do I have to tip?

Tipping is not compulsory for Everest base camp trekking however, tipping is all about showing your gratitude and appreciation. We care about our staff in the fields, so we expect you to look after them in return for them looking after you throughout your journey. They are your closest friend in the remotest parts and protector whenever anything seems to happen to you. So tipping is highly expected. The amount of gratuities can be determined by you. Usually, a guide and a porter expect at least around $10 or more per day.

Can I charge my phones, batteries or other electronic devices in the Luxury short Everest base camp trek?

You can charge your electronic devices during the Luxury short Everest base camp trek trip. Don’t forget to buy a plug adaptor or socket fittings before you leave Kathmandu.

Is there WiFi and mobile signal on the Luxury short Everest base camp trek?

Everest base camp trek route has good mobile network coverage these days, thanks to Nepalese telecommunication companies called Ncell and NTC. We will provide you one SIM card for free if you need one. 

WiFi is readily available on purchase in the Everest base camp trekking route. There are some internet cafes along the route where you can use WiFi to communicate with your loved ones, which are comparatively cheaper than buying the WiFi packs. However, the signal varies from place to place, and please don’t expect to receive fast data coverage on the trek.

When is the best time to trek to Everest base camp?

Everest base camp trekking can be done throughout the year. However on average, Spring {March, April and May} and Autumn {September, October and November} are the best times or seasons to trek to the Everest base camp. Spring and Autumn are the Peak or Busy season in Nepal. It’s because the temperature is moderate during these seasons, and the best panoramic mountain views are guaranteed, while during other Summer {June, July and August} and Winter {December, January and February} seasons, the clear weather is not guaranteed. But if you are an explorer, a photographer and a peace lover, a less busy season can also be the right time to do the Everest base camp trek. The problem is the weather is harsh cold in winter, and there’s snow everywhere while the summer has rainfalls and clouds obscuring the mountains, and the views are not so great most of the time.

Do I have to worry about altitude sickness in a Luxury short Everest base camp trek?

The itinerary of our Luxury short Everest base camp trek is perfectly designed by Nature Lovers Treks and Tours. It has separated enough time in the places to let the body acclimatize well in high altitudes. As long as you follow the guide, you should be fine. Altitude sickness in fact, can affect anyone regardless of age or fitness level, so it is vital to walk slowly and gradually as you go higher. Learn more about Altitude Sickness to prepare yourselves for the upcoming Luxury short Everest base camp trek.

Do I need to be healthy and physically fit for the Luxury short Everest base camp trek?

When it comes to trekking in the mountains, the health and fitness of a person play a vital role. Suppose you are a healthy person without any serious medical problems, Luxury short Everest base camp trek is for you, but if you have any sort of medical issues, please consult your doctor before coming to Nepal for the trek. We will be gaining a high altitude of 5545 m above sea level, which is not a joke. People usually start to have breathing problems above 3000 meters from sea level, if they have pre-existing health conditions.

Regarding the fitness level required, the Everest base camp trek does not demand high physical fitness. The trekking includes daily walks of about 4-8 hours and involves many ascents and descents, which means you need at least some practice before you start the trekking journey. You will be traversing through the glaciers and high passes. If you do not have previous trekking experience, that’s fine but obviously, if you have previous experience, it will be a lot easier. For those not having previous trekking experiences, please exercise regularly for at least 2/3 months before your departure. Go for the morning walks, do some joggings, participate in some cycling activities, other outdoor activities, etc. This way, you will be good to go trekking to Everest base camp.

What food items or meals can I eat on the Luxury short Everest base camp trek?

Only breakfast is included in Kathmandu, while full board meals or full meals are included during the trek. Tea and coffee will also be provided during the entire trip. During the trek, you will have breakfast and dinner in the same teahouse where you spend the night, while lunch will be served en route towards the next destination of the day. There are varieties of choices to choose from; Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian, Continental, etc.

The most common and recommended food during the Everest base camp trek is typical Nepali Dal Bhat {rice and lentil}; even better without meat, it means Nepali Vegetarian Dal Bhat. You can also eat other food items such as seasonal vegetables, noodles and spaghetti, pasta, pizzas and French fries, soups, etc., depending on availability. For the beverage, you can choose either warm, hot or cold beverages; soft drinks, beer and hard drinks. For breakfast, you can order cereals, bread, noodle soups, egg dishes, etc.

Do I need travel insurance for the Luxury short Everest base camp trek?

Travel insurance is a must when you trek to Everest base camp. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because they cover all the expenses, if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen. We strongly advise you to take out insurance which covers any medical risks up to 5500 meters and the medical evacuation from the mountains.

Can I use my debit or credit cards during the trek?

In general, most places in Nepal don't accept card payments as they are remote and of limited use to them. So, we recommend you withdraw cash before departing for the journey. ATMs will charge you minimal service fees for withdrawing money, and you will also get good exchange rates from the banks. 

How much weight of luggage can I take during the trek?

Our porter is allowed to carry a maximum of 25 kg, so, since 2 clients will share one porter, your combined weights shouldn't be more than 18-20kg. We care about our porters; he also has his personal belongings to carry.

For the important things and your personal items, you might have to carry your own backpack. But please, only carry the essentials, and you will have to leave the rest of the unimportant items, in the hotel's locker room or in our office store for free. 

Is there any age limit for the luxury short Everest base camp trek?

Not at all. Whether you're 5 years old or 85, you can trek as long as you can. Children seem to adapt to high altitudes faster than an adult. So, as long as you're willing to hike the Himalayas, you can hike no matter your age. 

How do you take the remaining balance on arrival in Kathmandu? Do I need to pay you in cash or can I use my card?

On arrival in Kathmandu, you can pay the remaining balance in cash or by card. We prefer to be paid in cash (it doesn't matter which currency) rather than by card. So, please bring the cash.

How big should my backpack be?

It all depends on what you wish to carry on your day pack. We recommend a backpack between 20-40 liters or roughly the size of a school bag. 

If I have to use a restroom during the hike or trek, where can I use the bathroom?

You can easily access the restrooms of any teahouses on the trail. If it's urgent and you cannot find any teahouses around, you can always go off the path to ease yourself. 

Can I leave my luggage in Kathmandu?

You can leave your excess stuff in Kathmandu. You can leave them in the hotel's locker room or in our office store for free. 

What about extra days and nights in Kathmandu?

For any extra days and nights in Kathmandu which is outside of your schedule, you can let us know beforehand, and we can book the hotels for you and also other add-ons or activities as you may like. If you get extra days in Kathmandu after the trek under unforeseen circumstances, we shall work out the right solution for you.

What if I get sick or injured during the trek?

Like we said earlier, Nature Lovers Treks and Tours puts your safety as the top priority. Our professional team is always with you and monitoring you to ensure your wellness and safety. Our experienced and well-trained guide will use his skills in case of emergency; either if you get injured or get sick. If it's a symptom of altitude sickness or AMS, you will have to go down to the lower altitudes as fast as possible to regain your energy. You can always continue in the latter days or retreat as per your choice. In case of necessity, he will arrange the rescue helicopter for you to get quick medical attention in Kathmandu. 

How cold is it during the short luxury Everest base camp trekking?

The places in the mountainous region are always cold, no matter which season or time. But the temperatures vary depending on the season and altitude. You can get more details about how cold it gets, here.

What gear and equipment do I need to pack for the Luxury short Everest base camp trek?

Choosing the right gear and equipment is also important for the successful trek to Everest base camp. Pack the right gear and equipment but remember, packing as light as possible is the best way to go when trekking to Everest base camp. It would help if you read this What to take for travel to get all the details on what you need to pack or carry to get to Everest base camp and back.

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