About Everest Luxury Trekking
Annapurna Foothills Treks believes that even luxury travelers want a fair price. Book your Luxury Trek in Everest Region with Annapurna Foothills Treks and you will receive services equally luxurious as any international company at a more reasonable price. The only ticket you will have to book is the ticket to Nepal. From the moment of your arrival till your departure you will be taken care of every step of the way.
Our Nepalese guide will provide an insider’s view of Nepal, and you have the satisfaction of supporting the economy of a developing country by booking through a local agent who employs local staff. While for most people, a rather strenuous trek accompanied by staying in basic tea houses is all part of the adventure of a trek in the Everest Region; others however, would much rather skip the adventure of hardship and stick to seeing this fabulous place in comfort. The Luxury Trek has been designed for those who want to enjoy the splendor of the remote Everest region with all the comforts of urban life.
Each night during the this Trek is spent in a luxurious lodge with all the modern conveniences of a city hotel “Yeti Mountain Home” has lodges at strategic points of the region, with heated rooms which are cozy and comfortable with attached bathrooms with hot water on tap. Meals may be enjoyed outside in the landscaped gardens while enjoying the magnificent views of surrounding peaks or in the comfortable lounges. The food is delicious and the service excellent and all meals are included in the Everest Luxury Trekking package price.
Annapurna Foothills Treks has planned the 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 is under 5000 meters elevation and the maximum altitude at which we sleep is 4250 meters. This unhurried schedule allows plenty of time to take in the amazing surroundings, relax in the lodge gardens, explore the local Sherpa villages and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of high mountain life.
Your journey starts and ends in Kathmandu. A morning mountain flight with fantastic views of the Khumbu Mountains brings us to the small airstrip in Lukla, 2860m, from where our trek begins. We enter the homeland of the resilient Sherpa people who have inhabited this harsh and beautiful mountain region since long before any type of infrastructure arrived. Their sturdy stone houses are architecturally similar to the houses of their Tibetan ancestors. Endless Buddhist prayer flags, Mani stones and monasteries remind us the important role their ancient Tibetan Buddhist religion still plays in their lives. 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 next day is another gentle hike to Monjo, 2840m, another tranquil spot where few tourists bother to stay because it is so close to Namche Bazaar.
There is a fairly long, steep climb to reach Namche Bazaar, 3340m, the capital of the Khumbu region and a surprisingly modern place in the middle of such a remote place. This Luxury Trek spends two nights here to acclimatize and find that there are many places to explore. 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 Trekking 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 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 Luxury Trek begins and ends in Kathmandu our ancient capital city. Annapurna Foothills treks 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.
Ready to challenge yourself with an interesting climb of a 6000m peak? We organize exciting adventure climbs of Island Peak 6189m and Lobuche East Peak 6119m as an add on climb to any of the Everest region treks. We recommend our guests to do the Everest Base Camp Trek or Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp Trek or Khumbu Three High Passes Trek before attempting for either Island Peak or Lobuche East Peak