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TravelThe ultimate luxury Everest Base Camp trek

The ultimate luxury Everest Base Camp trek


Ever since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s first ascent of Everest in 1953, hikes to Everest Base Camp have fascinated trekkers from all over the world.

Have you ever dreamed of following in their footsteps to the base of the world’s highest peak? Now you can do this more comfortably in just 12 days – an unparalleled adventure, yet with a luxury component.

Welcome to the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with Discover Altitude Treks — a journey that redefines the boundaries of adventure travel.

This is a special glimpse into the Himalayas and an opportunity to soak up some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery through a pristine journey. By choosing the right trek, past ancient monasteries and through the heart of the Sherpa capital, you can combine this very special adventure with luxury lodges, gourmet cuisine and exceptional, luxury service.

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Here’s the itinerary for the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with Discover Altitude Treks:

  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and meet the team
  • Day 2: Helicopter flight to Lukla (2,860m/9,383 ft), and trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563 ft)
  • Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,446m/11,306 ft)
  • Day 4: Acclimatisation day, hike to Everest View Hotel (3,880m/12,730 ft)
  • Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Debuche via Tengboche Monastery (3,880m/12,730 ft)
  • Day 6: Trek from Debuche to Dingboche (4,410m/14,468 ft)
  • Day 7: Acclimatisation day, hike to Nagarjuna Hill (5,050m/16,568 ft)
  • Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109 ft)
  • Day 9: Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep and day hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598 ft)
  • Day 10: Morning hike to Kalapatthar (5,555m/18,225 ft) and helicopter flight to Kathmandu from Gorakshep
  • Day 11: Kathmandu cultural and historical day tour, followed by farewell dinner
  • Day 12: Final departure from Nepal

One of the things that sets this trip apart from the rest is that you’ll stay in luxury lodges, with a range of amenities to ensure maximum comfort, that redefine the concept of a Himalayan trek. Heated rooms, en suite bathrooms, comfortable bedding, WiFi and even spa services are available to help trekkers rejuvenate after their daily adventures. At these lodges, you’ll also savour meals that blend local and international flavours, be it hearty breakfasts or gourmet lunches and dinners.

Not only that, but your trekking experience will also benefit from the expertise of a professional guide and porter. The guides provide invaluable insights into the region’s culture and natural history, whilst the porters will handle any logistics, meaning you can focus on the beauty and challenge of the trek.

Does the idea of a luxury trek to Everest Base Camp appeal to you? The best seasons to embark on a trip of this nature are Spring (February to May) and Autumn (September to November) when the weather is more stable and the skies are clear. However, the Winter months of December and January, trekkers also enjoy the beauty of fresh snowfall and crystal-clear views of the Himalayas.

Until then, all that remains is for you to prepare yourself for the adventure of a lifetime. This is your opportunity to explore the capitvating wonders of Mother Nature and reach the base of the world’s highest mountain with Discover Altitude Treks.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Discover Altitude Treks.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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