I’m not generally what could be called a ‘luxury traveller’. This isn’t out of preference, but rather budget! However, through my line of work I’ve been fortunate to have some wonderful luxury experiences, not least was in the Everest Region of Nepal. Flying over Everest Base Camp in a helicopter was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. It was also wonderful to stay in luxury trekking lodges, which are definitely more comfortable than the average budget digs! I highly recommend luxury travel in the Everest Region if your budget allows. A good compromise would even be to skip the helicopter travel and just stay in the beautiful lodges. You have so much more energy left for trekking when you’re warm, well-fed and showered with hot water!
I recently published an article on Kimkim about exactly this: ‘Luxury Trekking in the Everest Region: 9-Day Itinerary’. Read an extract below, or read the full article here.
“If you’re short on time and looking for a luxury experience, here’s a unique way to see the Everest Region and all the main highlights. You’ll spend your nights in the comfort of Himalayan resorts (often with panoramic views) and your days either trekking and flying through the Everest region by helicopter.
- Experience the best of the Everest Region in a short amount of time
- Get up close and personal with Mt. Everest by helicopter
- Spend each one of your nights at a beautiful lodge, away from the main crowds
- Explore the renowned Sherpa culture of the Khumbu Region
- Trek sections of the Everest Base Camp trail without doing the whole thing
Many adventurous travelers dream of trekking through the Khumbu region, but not everybody has the time or inclination to complete the full Everest Base Camp trek. If money isn’t an issue and if you are looking for the best accommodation or would like to see the Khumbu region from a unique perspective, this is the perfect luxury trekking itinerary.”