Everest Base Camp – Luxury
At the gateway to the top of the world journeying at a more gentle pace.
A 14 Day Luxury Trek Offering the Best of the Everest Region at a slower pace.
Between endless glaciers, across high mountain passes and alongside picturesque lakes, you hike to take in views possible from only one place on earth and to bear witness as the worlds finest embark on their ascent of the highest peak in the world. Arriving at Base Camp you will profit from the use of a Helicopter bringing you back to Kathmandu.
November 3rd – 16th, 2024 (14 days) from €3420 pp
Private Trips: Please Enquire
Length of Trip: 14 days
Nearest airport: Kathmandu
Guided by qualified, experienced leaders
4 * Luxury hotel in Kathmandu
Highest quality Teahouses available
Helicopter from Base Camp to Kathmandu
All meals included on trek
Days 1 - 3
Days 4 - 10
After spending 2 nights in Namche Bazaar, you have time to acclimatise before gradually ascending towards Everest Base Camp (EBC). Passing through Tengboche, the home of the famous Tengboche Monastery, you enjoy magnificent panoramic views before continuing up the valley to spend several days hiking through the villages of Pangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorek Shep (16864ft). The higher you climb the grander the landscape as you become surrounded by the highest mountains in the world. A wonderful opportunity also to learn more about the Sherpa tradtions and culture.
Days 11 - 12
Ascending higher up the valley we reach Gorek Shep (16864ft) and Everest Base Camp (17598ft). From EBC we can view the incredible Western Cym, known as the ‘Khumbu Icefall’. We also have the option of ascending ‘Kalapathar’ (18208ft) with panoramic views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and of course Everest beforing taking a helicopter back to Kathmandu. Your return Helicopter flight from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu provides an exhilarating departure from the Everest region. In Kathmandu, you have an opportunity for some well-earned rest and recuperation, perhaps take a massage or explore the hustle and bustle of the city before enjoying a farewell meal and final opportunity to share your adventures before departing onwards.
Days 13 - 14
This is a free day in Kathmandu for exploration and an opportunity to indulge in the hotels spa / massage facilities and shop for gifts, before enjoying a farewell meal at the cosy and elegant Mul Chowk restaurant. Day 14 is our dpearture day, so you will be transferred to the airport. There is also the option of extending your stay to enjoying a visit to Chitwan National Park, possible a stay in the lakeside town of Pokhara, or parti[cate in some more adventurous activites like rafting and mountain biking.
Need To Know
Comfortable 4* Hotel in Kathmandu with infinity pool and massage facilities.
High quality Teahouses on Trek.
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners, drinks on first and last night (apart from 2 lunches & 1 dinner in Kathmandu).
We provide private vehicle transfers to/from the airport and to the start/finish of the trek.
Internal flights to Lukla + Helicopter flight to Kathmandu
International Mountain Leader and Sherpa guiding team.
Guided excursions in Kathmandu.
All permits and access fees.
We adopt an excellent guiding ratio giving you lots of time to take photos, enjoy your surroundings and soak in the unique Himalayan culture.
Booking and Price
Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions (updated November 2020) – All trips are sold subject to these Terms and Conditions (hereinafter T&Cs).
All clients need to be adequately insured for all activities they are taking part in. Insurance must include repatriation and details should be provided at the beginning of each trip.
All European clients should obtain a European Health insurance card (EHIC), however, this is not a substitute for travel insurance.
2. Health and fitness
Trip members have the responsibility to select a trip appropriate to their abilities and interests. In order to assist with this, all trips are graded and we welcome the opportunity to discuss trip details/answer questions in advance of your reservation. Trip members must be in sufficiently good health to undertake the trip, and if unsure seek medical advice in advance. For your own safety, you need to inform us of any medical conditions in advance or at the start of the trip. Trip members are also required to bring adequate clothing/equipment as advised in the pre-departure information.
3. Dietary Requirements
We endeavor to work with clients and accommodate their dietary requirements. However such is the nature of adventure travel we may be limited to specific menus e.g remote Mountain Huts, Tea Houses in the Himalaya’s etc. We fully encourage you to contact us in advance to discuss your requirements then we have every opportunity to explore options thereafter.
4. Cancellations and Fee Schedule Per Person
91 days or more prior to departure – €250 cancellation fee
61 – 90 days before departure – 25% of the trip cost
46 – 60 days before departure – 50% of the trip cost
45 days or less: 100% of trip cost
Fees are calculated from the date we receive written cancellation notice which can be via email. If clients are unable to access email and cancel over the phone we will confirm in writing the cancellation.
If you cancel 91 days or more prior to departure, it may be possible to transfer to another trip without occurring any fees. Please discuss this with us in the first instance.
With specific departures, there may be an increase in cancellation fee if the accommodation provider T & Cs mean we are liable for payment.
4.1 Cancellation due to COVID travel restrictions.
If your chosen destination country or the country where you reside have restrictions in place due to COVID, meaning you are unable to travel, you have three options:
4.11 Postpone your trip until a later date.
4.12 Take a credit note and use against a future trip with LBH.
4.13 Request a full refund.
If any other reasons prevent you from travelling, including quarantine measures then our normal (4) T&Cs will apply. We recommend that you check with your travel insurance provider to fully understand your level of cover.
If you have a complaint, please contact us as soon as possible, in the first instance your leader is often your obvious point of contact. This ensures we have every opportunity to explores solutions to the problem(s) arising and we will do all we reasonably can to resolve the complaint. You must tell us within 4 weeks after your holiday of any complaints that you feel have not been dealt with properly.
6. Alterations By Us
We will tell you as soon as reasonably possible if we must make any alteration to your holiday. Most alterations are minor, but very occasionally we might have to make a major alteration. A major alteration is a change of location or to a lower standard of accommodation for a substantial part of your holiday, a change in start/finish dates or necessary price rise in your holiday caused by rises in costs (e.g. exchange rates, internal transport etc). You may then choose as follows:
- To accept these alterations
- To withdraw from the holiday, in which case we will repay all monies paid to us including your deposit and this is the sum of our liability to you
- To accept an alternative holiday that we may propose to you, in which case if the proposed holiday is a lower price we will pay you the difference and if it is a higher price we may ask for the difference.
You must inform us of your choice as soon as possible after we contact you.
7. Group Leadership
On a guided holiday your leader is responsible for the safety and enjoyment of the whole group and has sole discretion, on behalf of Live Breathe Hike, to exclude temporarily a participant from the group. They may also choose to terminate the participants holiday without the possibility of a refund if the leader thinks the participant is likely to endanger the group safety or spoil its enjoyment.
8. Your Responsibility
Mountain holidays by their very nature are adventurous, with a certain level of risk is undertaken. Individuals need to conduct themselves in a safe and responsible manner at all times; responding to advice, guidance, and instruction that may be given by the group leader / experienced professional and take all reasonable actions to eliminate accidents or injury.
9. Our Responsibilities
We will take all reasonable care to ensure that the information we give to you is accurate, including on our website, in your schedule and information pack. We will do all that we can to provide the service as described in the information we give to you. We are not liable if any failure is:
- Attributable to anyone other than us
- Attributable to a third party unconnected to us, and unforeseeable or unavoidable
- Due to unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and could not have been avoided even if all due care had been taken
- Due to an event which even with all due care we could not foresee or forestall
10. Cancellation By Us
Live Breathe Hike reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to departure for any reason whatsoever, including insufficient signup or logistics problems that may impede trip operations. The refund of all land payments received shall relate Live Breathe Hike from any further liability.
Live Breathe Hike must normally make substantial payments to its suppliers far in advance of the scheduled trip departure date. If a trip is canceled due to force majeure; (acts of God, war, strikes, earthquake, flooding etc), Live Breathe Hike will promptly refund the portion of the trip cost not already advanced to suppliers and use its best efforts to recover and refund the balance as promptly as possible. However, Live Breathe Hike does not guarantee recovery of any or all of the advance payments made.
11. Additional Costs
Live Breathe Hike shall not be liable for (a) expenses such as additional nights and meals not specified in the individual trip itineraries, but which may required to get to from a trip start or end; expenses due to the delay of a trip for any reason (e.g. bad weather, trails conditions, land slides, flooding, sickness etc); (c) expenses occurred in recovering lost luggage by airlines, belongings left behind on a trip or in shipping purchases or other goods home from abroad; (d) visa and other incidental costs.
Live Breathe Hike reserves the right to take photographic or film records of any trips,and may use any such records for promotional and/or commercial purposes without payment.