8 days Everest base camp trek at US$750 special offer

8 days Everest base camp trek at US$750 special offer

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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Detailed 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: You have the choice of modifying/changing this itinerary, services, accommodation and duration of this trip to suit your needs, requirements and budget. The choice is yours. Let us help you tailor your perfect holiday. As an option, you can check 10 days Everest Base Camp trek as well.

Departure Dates & 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.

Trip FAQ

Trip FAQ

Yes, Visitors can get - On Arrival visa very easily at the Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season.

--Ascend Slow --Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco --Proper Acclimatization Rest and walk slowly --Drink plenty of water - at least 3 liters of a day --Eat Well and Plenty- mostly soups items like garlic, ginger, etc --Use the Diamox as per Doctor's instructors if AMS symptoms grew

Yes, you could choose to own your departure dates according to your time and schedule if the published Departure dates are not suitable for your travel plans, we will help you to customize the trip Itinerary on your own time and preferences.

Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits of Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems) and they are all helped and provided by Alpine Eco Tour- it's all are included on our package program.

Of course, yes, you can! This trekking tour can be done by anyone from 8 years young to 75 years old with a reasonably fit by physical and mental. However, this trekking tour will be guided by a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide who helps you to accomplish the trek with great help and support thoroughly.

The answer is absolutely Yes, we have been trekking many times with a solo female trekker and all of the trekking tours have successfully done by supporting the help of our friendly and experienced Guides and sherpa team.

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for trekking to the Everest region. -your travel insurance must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for individual trekking members, please kindly provide us your insurance to us at the time of booking your trip or later - before your trip get started. Alpine Eco Tour will help and assist you to buy travel insurance for potential unforeseen events or altitude sickness during the trek.

The travelers need to be paid 10% of the full trip cost in advance and remaining of the funds for trekking can be made on arrival in Kathmandu. For the booking of your trip please go through the booking form below, it's instant booking confirmation.

Yes, Three meals of a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the trek in the mountain and foods you will be eating as per menu- offers a wide verity of meals including local and western continentals.


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Accommodation

Accommodation during 8 days EBC trek will be provided on a twin sharing basis and if you are traveling by yourself you will usually be paired up with someone of the same gender. Please note that at higher altitude lodges you may would have to share the rooms with more people as most of the lodges in the higher altitude villages have dormitory rooms. During 8 days Everest Base Camp trek the lodges are simple, friendly and atmospheric. They generally have heated dining areas which are often attractively decorated. Bedrooms are, however, basic and unheated with wooden beds and foam mattresses. We recommend you to bring a sleeping bag. The lodges have shared washing and toilet facilities. Some lodges have solar-powered showers with extra charges and battery charging facilities. In the higher altitude villages such as Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep It is not possible to arrange single accommodation in lodges.

Food & Drinks

Food during 8 days Everest Base Camp trek will be provided from the lodges that include some Nepali dishes but also international cuisine from pizza and chips to apple pie. To ensure that the group can eat together, we order meals in advance and our guide will arrange a set menu for the group, which will alternate daily between local and international dishes.
Breakfast will usually be porridge, eggs, bread and a hot drink (tea/coffee), lunch will be a simple meal mostly Nepali delicious dish (Dal/Bhat) with a hot drink, and dinner will be 3 courses consisting of soup, main meal and a simple pudding. If you wish to order additional dishes and/or snacks, you should budget accordingly. Boiled drinking water will be provided at breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the lodges and tea-houses sell snacks, chocolate bars, soft drinks and Everest beer.
We do not recommend you to drink untreated water from the taps. You can buy purified/treated water from the lodges or teashops to fill up your individual bottles. For more safety, you can take purification tablets or a filter bottle to treat your water. We do not recommend you purchase single-use plastic bottles.

Guides and Supporting Staffs

Your 8 days Everest Base Camp trek will be led by one of our highly experienced and friendly Sherpa guides. Our guides have an intimate and expert knowledge of the history, culture, and nature of Nepal and will make your expedition a memorable experience. Our guides and porters are fully trained equipped and provided for. We provide one porter for two clients and our porter can carry up to 25kg.

Travel Insurance

It is an essential condition of joining a trek with Alpine Eco Travel that you have a valid travel insurance policy to cover the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your expedition in the event of cancellation. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary.

Best Season

March to May and September to December are the best months for 8 days Everest Base Camp trek. These months outside of the summer monsoon season offer the best conditions for trekking. Pre-monsoon from March to May is the main climbing season for Everest and at this time there will be many expedition groups at Everest Base Camp. This is also the time to see the colorful blooms of the rhododendron at lower elevations. The post-monsoon months usually offer the clearest skies and the most settled weather. You will encounter a wide range of daytime temperatures during your expedition.
In October and November and April and May, this will range from approximately 25C at 1400 meters to approximately 14C at 3000 meters, and approximately 3C at 5000 meters. From December to early April, temperatures will average around 5C lower than this but at any time of the year, the real feel temperature in the middle of the day will be much warmer. At night in the rarefied air, the temperatures plummet. You can expect to experience overnight temperatures below freezing once above approximately 4000 meters. (Above 3000 meters from mid-December to February) and at our highest overnight stops, outside temperatures may drop as low as -15C. Extended periods of rain or snow are very unlikely outside of the monsoon period but short-lived storms can and do occur.

Physical Fitness

As 8 days Everest Base Camp trek is the shortest option in Everest region it does not provide any acclimatization days so that it is very important for you to be physically very fit and strong. Moreover, you need to have a positive mindset and determination to complete the expedition successfully.
To enjoy your journey to EBC in 8 days we recommend you build your stamina by taking training prior to the expedition. And, some of the training/exercises you can do are hiking for hours with a small bag, jogging, climbing stairs, cycling, and treadmill walk.
If you have pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood diseases, it is important to consult your doctor before the expedition.

Check List

Packing List for 8 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

The following checklist will help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your kit bag while trekking should be no more than 15 kg.
We recommend you to bring the following items:
  • A sturdy pair of trekking boots with good ankle support
  • Ruck sack or day pack (30 litres) with water proof cover
  • Trekking pants and water proof trousers
  • T-shirts or shirts
  • Down jacket and wind/water proof light jacket
  • Fleece jumper or jacket
  • Inner Thermal (top and trouser)
  • Socks and under wear
  • Sun glasses, sun hat, woolen cap or balaclava
  • Inner and outer gloves
  • Head lamp, power bank and extra batteries
  • Sun protection cream, wet wipes and hand sanitizer
  • Towel, flip-flop or rubber sandal, toiletries
  • Water bottle and water purification tablets
  • Crampons and Gaiters
  • 4 season Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.
These are only some of the essential items and most of the trekking equipment is available on hire in Kathmandu. You can keep your baggage light by only packing the most essential items and renting or buying the rest in Kathmandu. Shops in Thamel offer branded as well locally made gear and equipment.

You can leave your spare luggage in your hotel’s storage room. It is completely safe and free. But do make sure to lock your luggage before leaving it at the storage unit.


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