Whenever there is a talk about Nepal, you cannot miss out on the epic trekking destination Everest Base Camp. The base camp of the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest (8848 m), it is one of the most sought destinations by adventure and trekking lovers around the globe. If you scroll around the internet, then you’ll come across numerous packages and itineraries for the Everest Base Camp trek. However, you might not have heard or seen much about the Everest Base Camp luxury trek.
This is a trek designed for those who want to trek in style uniquely while enjoying luxury. There are various kinds of trekkers, some want to travel spending as less as possible, some want to complete the trek in the least time, while some want to travel freely without concern about time and budget. Amongst the several types of travelers, some want to enjoy the luxury during the trek. They want the best possible service while enjoying nature and scenery.
If you are such a trekkers then, this might just be what you are looking for. Everest Base Camp luxury trek leads you to the base camp of Mount Everest, located at an elevation of 5364 m. All while providing you with mind-blowing sights of the Himalayas and landscapes on the way. You get to enjoy the serenity of nature and the thrill of walking in some of the highest altitudes all while pampering yourself with the best service available.
How is it different from other treks?
The entire trek is quite similar to the classic Everest Base camp trek in terms of route and rest points. The views, trail, and culture that you get to witness during the trek as well are the same. Regardless, the sole factor that makes the Everest base camp luxury trek distinct is the service you get to experience during the trek. This trek can be regarded as the ultimate luxury holiday in the Everest region. You’ll be fully guided all along the trail with a very well-paced itinerary.
All the lodges you’ll be staying at throughout the trek will be some of the best available in the region. The jaw-dropping Himalayan views, thrilling trails, and enriching Sherpa culture combined with the relaxing vibe and some lavishing service you’re given during the trek is what sets this excursion apart from the others.
Major Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
Scenic exciting flight to Lukla
At the very beginning of the trek, you’ll have a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight is considered one of the most thrilling flights in the world because of the distinct landscape of the Himalayan region. Along with being thrilling, the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is visually pleasing. In this short flight, you get to witness the bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu valley and several other settlements. And as the flight moves toward the Khumbu region, you start seeing the giant mountains, hills, and the tiny little villages between them. The sight you get during the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is something you will not be able to witness anywhere else in the world.
Panoramic views of the Himalayas
As soon as you enter the Everest region, you can glimpse at heavenly mountains right before your eyes, and as you move closer to the base camp the view just gets better and better. The central point from where you will be able to catch the best views of the Himalayas is Kala Patthar, which is the highest viewpoint to view Everest in the world. Kala Patthar offers you magnificent vistas of the World’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest (8,848m), including a few other majestic peaks like Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Cho Oyu (8,201 m), and Mt. Makalu (8,436 m), etc.
The remarkable culture and lifestyle of the local community
Everest region is well known for being home to the Sherpa community, who are mostly recognized by the trekkers and climbers for being the brave souls of the mountain region. The distinct culture, way of living, and traditions of the local community of the region add more flavor to the entire trek. You not only get to witness but also will be able to experience the culture of the locals firsthand during the trek. You can see the traditional monasteries, flags, wheels, and houses along the trail, which further showcases the culture of the community.
UNESCO World heritage site, Sagarmatha National Park
Another main highlight of the trek is Sagarmatha National Park, which is also one of the UNESCO world heritage sites of Nepal. As the national park is recognized for being home to a wide range of flora and fauna, there is a high chance of you encountering endangered animals and plants. Walking inside the trail of the national park adds more wilderness and a thrilling side to your trek.
Day to day trail of the trek
The length of the trek entirely depends on your pace and how to decide to plan your itinerary. The trek, however, starts with a quick flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to the Everest region from where every trek initiates. From Lukla, you’ll begin the walking journey as you move toward Phakding and then Namche Bazaar. You will trek across different towns like; Lobuche, Dingboche, Gorakshep, and so on from Namche Bazaar.
After a few days of walking through the local settlements, giant waterfalls, rich rhododendron forests, and different sceneries you will finally arrive at the Base Camp. You will further climb to the highest viewpoint of the region, Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is the most significant place of the journey that offers you a sight of mountains like nowhere else. On your way back, you can either take the same trail down or if you want to add even more luxury to your experience. Then, you can also choose to get back to Kathmandu by helicopter from the base camp.