Everest Luxury Lodge Trek
- Hike in the Everest region with a whole new perspective
- Stay in superbly located and well-appointed lodges
- Experience Kongde and its dramatic Everest view
- Trek to 4830 metres on Sumdur Ridge
- An Everest trekking holiday using the best accommodation
The Mount Everest National Park has been a popular destination for trekkers and climbers alike, since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1950's. Up until now trekking in this stunningly beautiful region involved either camping or staying at basic tea houses. Now it is possible to trek in the Khumbu staying at comfortable lodges with all the modern conveniences of a city hotel. Our luxury lodges all offer spacious rooms which are pleasantly decorated and have attached bathrooms with running hot and cold water. Best of all, each has been carefully sited to present a magnificent panorama of the Himalayas from the lodge itself.
Based around the 'Yeti Mountain Home' chain of luxury lodges - at Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Thame and Kongde, this holiday promises the best standard of accommodation in the Khumbu and a whole new way to experience the Everest region. During our 9 days in the homeland of the Sherpas, we trek to Namche and have a day to explore this thriving settlement, before heading on to Thame. Here, we can hike to Sumdur Ridge (4830m) for unforgettable views of a host of big peaks, including Cho Oyu. Our return to Lukla then follows a brand-new trail, traversing rhododendron-covered slopes on the west side of the valley to Kongde, a veritable 'eagles nest' with a unique panorama of Everest Lhotse and Ama Dablam. This is a sensational view which people on the standard 'Everest Trail' do not get to see. A day-hike to the excellent viewpoint of Farak Ri for an even more expansive outlook on the Khumbu Valley is an option from Kongde. Twin bedded and heated rooms, en suite bathrooms and pleasant dining areas can now be a part of your trekking holiday to Everest.
Is this holiday for you?
Generally, the trekking conditions on this luxury Everest trek are relatively easy, following good paths and yak trails throughout. The maximum altitude reached on the holiday is under 5000 metres and the maximum altitude at which we sleep is 4250 metres. By Himalayan standards these are fairly modest elevations and the altitude issues attendant on a trek to base camp should not be of concern to us on this holiday. It should be noted however, that trekking at altitudes above 3000 metres makes greater demands on the body than walking at low elevations, and is of itself challenging even for fit hikers. The holiday is well staged for an introductory walk in the Khumbu using luxury mountain lodges along the way. No camping is involved You will need to ensure you are physically prepared for the trek and you should be comfortable with walking for 4 to 6 hours each day and for several days continuously. This Everest trekking holiday takes us off the beaten track in the Khumbu staying in well-appointed lodges throughout should be within the capabilities of all fit and active hikers.