8 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

8 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Highlights of the 8 Days Everest Base Camp Trek:
Warm welcome upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, A scenic 30 minutes flight to Lukla, Explore the beautiful and modern town in the mountains (Namche Bazaar), Visit the Sherpa Museum and discover their amazing culture and traditions, Stunning mountain views Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam, Hike the Khumbu glacier and witness the Khumbu icefall, Get to the Everest Base Camp and see the panoramic 360-degree view of mountains including the Everest from Kalapathar.

Short Itinerary of 8 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 01: Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding, Elevation: 2810 m, Lukla, Trekking duration: 3 to 4 hrs.
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar, Elevation: 3450 m, Namche Bazaar, Trekking duration: 6 hrs. 
Day 03: Trek to Pangboche, Elevation: 3090 m, Pangboche, Trekking duration: 5 to 6 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Thukla, Elevation: 4620m, Thukla, Trekking duration: 6 to 7 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp, Elevation: 5170m- Gorak Shep and 5364m- Everest Base Camp
Trekking duration: 5 to 6 hrs.
Day 06: Trek Back to Pheriche, Elevation: 4250m, Pheriche, Trekking duration: 5-6 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Namche, Elevation: 3450m, Namche Bazaar, Trekking duration: 6 to 7 hrs.
Day 8: Trek to Lukla, Elevation: 2850m, Lukla, Trekking hours: 6 hrs.

 

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Itinerary

Trip Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1

Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
Elevation: 2810 m, Lukla
Trekking duration: 3 to 4 hrs
Today, early morning you will take a flight from the Kathmandu domestic airport to Lukla, the gateway to Everest. The flight takes 45 minutes to reach Lukla. Upon arrival, your guide will introduce you to other trekking crew.
Later you will start your trek to Phakding which will take around 3- 4 hrs. Overnight at the lodge in Phakding.

Day 2 

Trek to Namche Bazaar
Elevation: 3450 m, Namche Bazaar
Trekking duration: 6 hrs
After enjoying your breakfast you will proceed towards Namche Bazaar. The trail follows on the left side of the Dudh Koshi River entering the Sagarmatha National Park. Here you will register your trekking permit at Monjo Police check post.
Then after an about 20-minute walk to Jorsalle, you will stop for lunch. After lunch, you will follow the descending path to the famous Hillary Suspension bridge.
From here you will climb uphill into the lush forest of pines where you will get an amazing mountain view with Everest and Lhotse in the distance. You will then reach Namche Bazaar which is the largest settlement of the Sherpa community in the Everest region.
At Namche, you will enjoy the clean mountain town with a mesmerizing view and stunning landscape. Later in the evening, you will have spare time to explore the beautiful town and enjoy the Sherpa culture.Overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazaar. 

Day 3

Trek to Pangboche
Elevation: 3090 m, Pangboche
Trekking duration: 5 to 6 hrs
Today you will trek up to Pangboche which is known for the excellent view of Ama Dablam valley with Everest Skyline.
After climbing out of Namche, the trail remains relatively flat. It snakes around the eastern edge of the plateau above offering dramatic views of the mountains. Soon you will reach the village of Kyangjuma where you will get the first views of Tengboche.
From here you will descend to Phungi Thenga where it crosses the Dudh Koshi river. Further, you will continue to descend and pass through a number of small villages before reaching the bridge over the river.
The trail now heads up to Tengboche which isn’t too bad. Tengboche is famous as one of the oldest monastery which is worth the investment of your time. You can even catch the monks chanting if you visit at the right time.
After a quick break in Tengboche, you will continue north out of Tengboche as the trail descends once again. You can spot mammal and musk deer as you pass the village of Deboche and head for the Imja Khola river crossing.
After crossing the river, it is another steep climb to Pangboche. Pangboche is notably larger than Tengboche and it’s built on a hill. Overnight at Pangboche.

Day 4 

Trek to Thukla
Elevation: 4620m, Thukla
Trekking duration: 6 to 7 hrs
Today after the breakfast in the lodge, your trek to Thukla from Pangboche starts. This will be a quite difficult day. You will hike through beautiful small Sherpa town of Somare and Pheritse where you will stop for lunch enjoying the scenic beauty.
In this village, you will see the best helipad in the Everest region. Further, you will need to cross the river from the stones. There are no bridges for crossing the river.
Later you will be walking through the terraced fields passing through the mani walls and splendid Himalayan ranges. Overnight at a lodge in Thukla. 

Day 5

Trek to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp
Elevation: 5170m- Gorak Shep and 5364m- Everest Base Camp
Trekking duration: 5 to 6 hrs
Today you will start your trek early in the morning to avoid any rush. You will climb to the moraine of the Khumbu glacier for about 45 minutes passing the Fischer memorials and Babu Chiri Sherpa memorial.
Further, you will take a gentle walk to Lobuche and from there you will walk for about 2 to 3 hours to reach Gorak Shep and another 2 hours to the Base Camp. You will be walking on the rocky dunes, glacier moraine, and streams. Once you reach the Base Camp, you will get magnificent views of Nuptse, Khumbutse, Pumori etc.
Here you can spend some time embracing the spectacular nature and celebrating the success of reaching your goal. Later you will trek back to Gorak Shep for the overnight.

Day 6

Trek Back to Pheriche
Elevation: 4250m, Pheriche
Trekking duration: 5-6 hrs
Early in the morning, you will climb to the best viewpoint i.e the Kala Patthar to see the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse.
The view and scenery when the sunrise strikes over the white lofty peaks and turns the sky from white to orange will simply blow your mind.
After getting the visual treat from Kala Patthar, you will head back to Gorak Shep for breakfast. You can rest here for a while and later proceed your trek to Pheriche which will take about 5 to 6 hrs to reach. Overnight at a lodge in Pheriche.

Day 7

Trek to Namche
Elevation: 3450m, Namche Bazaar
Trekking duration: 6 to 7 hrs
Today you will trek back to Namche which will take about 6 to 7 hrs. The distance from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar is 14.3 km.
The trail is a downhill walk when you come back from Everest Base Camp. Some of the parts will be challenging. However, because you are descending AMS is no longer an issue.
Moreover, some spots will give you a chance to see some of the most scenic mountains and stunning natural beauty.
On walking back, you’ll explore the dense forest of rhododendron with plenty of greenery until you reach Namche Bazaar.
As you arrive you will have some free time to explore the local market and have a good meal and a good night sleep. Overnight in Namche Bazaar. 

Day 8

Trek to Lukla
Elevation: 2850m, Lukla
Trekking hours: 6 hrs
After breakfast at the lodge in Namche, you will start your journey back to Lukla. Walking through the beautiful local villages of Jorsalle, Monzo, and Phakding, you will finally reach Lukla. Lukla is the ending point of the trek.
In the evening during free time, you can explore Lukla and go to a coffee shop at the nice restaurant and have a farewell dinner together with the crew. Overnight at the lodge in Lukla.

With this, you come to an end of the 8 days Everest Base Camp trek and the next day you will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Once at Kathmandu, you will drive to the hotel and the remaining day is at your disposal.

Note: If above itinerary couldn’t meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. This is group trek adventure, and one of the best and cheapest options in Everest region.

Date & Cost

 

Cost Includes

  • The entire airport picks up and drops
  • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Lukla return trips.
    Airfare for trekking crew
  • Necessary equipment such as (Sleeping bag, duffle bag) during the trek
  • Accommodation in guesthouse and local lodge during the trekking days with breakfast
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card)
  • English speaking guide and strong porters (2 clients = 1 porter)
  • Food, clothing, salary and thier insurance
  • All necessary grounded transportation
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Your travel insurance ( Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in trekking days (Meal (each item cost about $5 - $8 dollar (depending on the place where you eat and what you eat)
  • Lukla trekking entrance fees NRs 2000, Sagarmatha national park fee
  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Any bottled drink such as coke, Fanta, beer, wine, mineral waters, etc
  • Internet/wifi, hot shower, phone calls and laundry services
  • Your travel insurance and tips for guide and porters.

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