Luxury Trekking in Nepal: A Guide

Nepal is a country brimming with endless trekking destinations. No matter which trekking route you choose, you get to enjoy distinct and unforgettable landscapes.

Though the classic treks are adventurous and enjoyable on their own, the Luxury trek on the same route prioritizes your personal needs with additional care. The luxury version of the treks enables you to enjoy the thrill and adventure of the treks with optimum comfort and convenience.

Here’s a complete guide for Luxury Trekking in Nepal.

In Everest Region

Everest Base Camp

The Everest Region is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Here are the two most popular treks in the region.

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

The Luxury Trekking to Everest Base Camp is the best way to explore the Everest region and the journey begins with an exhilarating flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The trek then starts from Lukla at the altitude of 2,860 meters.

On the trekking trail, you will pass through numerous Sherpa Villages including Namche, the largest Sherpa settlement in the world. If you want to buy any trekking gear or souvenirs, you can get it here, at Nepal’s highest trade center, Namche Bazaar.

The routes to the Base Camp have a few of the Luxury hotels like Yeti Mountain Home, where you’ll be staying in your Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek. Most of these hotels provide comfortable rooms, fine dining, massages, spa treatment, en-suite bathrooms with hot showers, WiFi services, and western-style toilets. You also get to order your food from the menu of the hotel which is quite rare at such altitudes.

The trek continues through the Sagarmatha National Park where you walk alongside diverse vegetation that shelters numerous species of exotic wildlife. Some of the rare animals that you may spot during your trek are Himalayan Thar, musk deer, red panda, and Himalayan black bear. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a few snow leopards in these regions.

At 5,643 meters, Kala Patthar is the highest elevation in the trek. This viewpoint offers splendid views of Mt Everest along with the surrounding Himalayas.

Highlights of this trek

  • Kala Patthar (5,643 meters), the highest point of the trek
  • Excellent views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Ama Dablam among others
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery, the biggest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region
  • Walk around Gorak Shep, a frozen lakebed filled with sand
  • Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier of Nepal
  • Khumbu glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal
  • Namche Bazaar, the largest settlement of Sherpas
  • Sagarmatha National Park, the world’s highest National Park
  • Explore Sherpa villages and their quaint lifestyles
  • English Speaking Guides

Everest Helicopter Tour

Mt Everest Heli-Tour

The Everest Helicopter Tour is a one-day trip over the Everest Base Camp with vivid aerial views of the mighty Himalayas including Mt Everest.

The flight commences at Kathmandu and lands briefly at Lukla for refueling. Then the flight resumes to Kala Patthar, flying above Everest Base Camp. The landing spot at Kala Patthar is at an altitude of 5,643 meters. From here, you can get the best possible views of Mt Everest. The views you get from this point is even better than from the Base Camp itself.

The heli tour includes a delicious meal at a luxury hotel around the Everest Base Camp. And after having a pleasant time, you fly back to Lukla. After the refueling of Helicopter, you fly back to Kathmandu, where the Helicopter tour ends.

You do not need to have any fear regarding the Heli tour. The Mount Everest Deaths that the newspapers exaggerate are only the death tolls from the Everest summit. The Everest helicopter tour to the Everest Base Camp is a safe and reliable trip.

Highlights of the Heli tour

  • Land at Kala Patthar (5,643 meters), the highest point in the trip
  • Scenic flight over the Khumbu Himalayas
  • Aerial view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Ama Dablam
  • Over the top and dramatic views of Khumbu Icefalls

In Annapurna Region

The Annapurna Region boasts of some of the most beautiful trekking routes in the world. Here are the two popular ones.

Annapurna Base Camp Luxury Trek

Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal

The Annapurna Base Camp Luxury Trek adds a touch of extravagance to one of the world’s most famous trekking trails, Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Again, this trek entails the best hotels and lodges in the trekking trail with outstanding services like comfy beds, hot showers, fine dining, spa and massages, and WiFi services. You also get to enjoy a la carte food in hotels, which is quite a rarity at such high altitudes.

In this trek, you will also get to experience a cultural tour of the Kathmandu Valley. This beautiful valley houses a total of 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Touring these sites, indulging with the locals of the city and experiencing their culture and lifestyle are the major highlights.

The ABC trek starts from Pokhara, a city of lakes. This luxury trek also lets you tour this beautiful tourist hub of Nepal. You also come across numerous Gurung, Magar, and Thakali villages during your trek to Poonhill. It is one of the best viewpoints in the trek from where you can see panoramic views of 32 mountain peaks. Isn’t that amazing?

Highlights of this trek

  • Stunning up-close views of Annapurna Ranges, along with Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri
  • Walk-through Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world
  • Amazing sunrise view from Poonhill
  • Experience Gurung, Magar, and Thakali cultures and lifestyles
  • Reach the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 meters)

Annapurna Helicopter Tour

Annapurna Helicopter Tour is a short and luxurious trip to Annapurna Base Camp.

The flight begins from the beautiful city of Pokhara. Flying over forests, villages, rivers, and cultivated lands, you get the magnificent aerial views of mountain ranges including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Macchapucchre, and Himchuli.

The classic ABC trek takes at least eight days to complete. However, this trip is completed within 4 hours. Thus, it is the perfect trip for someone who has a tight schedule but still wants to experience standing in front of these gigantic mountain peaks.

Highlights of the Heli tour

  • Picturesque mountain views of Annapurna, Macchapucchre, and Himchuli
  • Take memorable photographs and spend quality time at the Annapurna Base Camp
  • Fly over diverse land structures and vegetation on the trail

In a nutshell, Luxury Trekking in Nepal is a better alternative to the traditional ones. You experience the full benefits of trekking with luxury,, experience the wild and freedom of this part of the world while spending the nights at the best hotels on the route.

And guess what? These treks aren’t too tough either.

A person with a healthy and fit body can comfortably complete this trek. You could go on a few hikes around nearby hills to prepare yourself for this trekking. There are many hiking benefits that can help to ease your trekking experience. For instance, you can work out for increasing stamina, building strength in the lower legs, and boosting mental confidence.

Trekking to the laps of the world’s highest mountains couldn’t get any better than this. Go on a luxury trek in Nepal if you want to experience nature with a bit of lavishness. Bon Voyage.

-Raushan Jaiswal





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