8 Days Everest Base Camp Trek - 8 Days

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group: 1 - 25 people
  • Max Altitude: 5,545m
  • Best Time Feb - May, Sep - Dec
  • Pick-up: Private Vehicle

Highlights

  • World-famous adventure classic route Everest Base camp.
  • A short fantastic mountain flight to Lukla Airport.
  • Warm Sherpa hospitality and their unique culture and local lifestyle.
  • Visit the quite famous tourist hub places of Namche Bazaar.
  • Explore the ancient historical monasteries at Tengboche.
  • Walk-through the lush forests and majestic sceneries along with the Sherpa villages.
  • The amazing Khumbu glacier and icefalls zone.
  • Reach the base camp of world highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848m).
  • Wonderful up-close mountain views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, etc.
  • Discover the Kala Patthar (5,545m) and get to amazing sunrise view over the 360-degree views of Everest range.
  • Get the real-life experience of Himalayan.

About 8 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

This Everest base camp trek 8 days is a great choice for adventure lover trekkers to complete short on time the world-famous trekking route base camp of world highest mountain, Mount Everest 8,848m, it is the heart of the Sherpa country and wonderful Khumbu Valley of Himalayan in Nepal. The trek offers unique Sherpa Culture with their daily lifestyle, magical mountain views of Everest Himalayan ranges, ancient historical monasteries, rare flora with fauna, breathtaking sunrise, majestic landscapes, peaceful valleys sceneries, and amazing Khumbu glacier. The trek is a most popular destination for worldwide travellers to discover the awe-inspiring natural and unique side of Everest region, you will get excellent adventure in a short period but before be ready the trip we suggest for all trekkers have to be physically fit and mentally strong and take some hike, adventure activity, and physical training. This trek is one of the beautiful moment in your life to walking along the foothills of the majestic Mount Everest (8848m) and seeing the habitat natural of hidden valley.

Everest base camp (EBC) 8 days touch the thrill viewpoint of Kala Patthar (5,545m) which is the highest point and attraction place of this trekking as well as provides up-close fantastic mountain views of Mt. Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Pumori, and many more peaks. Each year thousands of adventurous come to explore the delightful mountain land of Everest base camp (5364 m/17,594 ft ) and a life-changing experience. This 8 days EBC Trekking routes leads us through the friendly Sherpa villages over the high passes into the beautiful Khumbu valley to the lap of Everest via magical viewpoint with passing the colourful forests, several Chortens, gompas, stupas, prayer wheels, prayer flags, highest cliffs, and alpine zone. The trek is richness for traditional culture, religion, natural sceneries, landscapes, and Himalayan ranges. As well as you have a great opportunity to see spectacular sunrise and sunset views over the massive Himalayan. This 8 days Everest base camp trek package is one of the exciting journey that you feel most interesting to observe the unique of exceptional beauty, gorgeous trail, huge Khumbu icefalls, natural heritage site, classic Tibetan real life, and remarkable wilderness areas.

Our classic Everest base camp trekking 8 days begins with a scenic mountain flight to Lukla and go-ahead to the beautiful valley of Khumbu region along with the dense forests of blue pines, firs, and rhododendron then crosses the crosses many suspension bridges over the Dudh Kosi River to enter the  Sagarmatha National Park, where you see special flora and fauna. Mount Everest base camp (8 days) trekking route takes us to a quite famous tourist hub places of Namche Bazaar, then the trail goes through the lovely Sherpa settlements of Tengboche, Pangboche, and Lobuche with enjoying the unique culture, mountain lifestyle, mesmerizing landscapes, and Buddhist ancient historical monasteries. After passing the rock steeps, Gorak Shep lodge, Khumbu glacier, and icefalls valley, you reach the major destination of this trek, Everest base camp. Next day, the trek goes another attraction place of the Everest region, Kala Patthar, where you can see a glorious sunrise view and nearest breathtaking 360-degree panorama views of Everest ranges. Finally, our trek return same route to Periche, Namche Bazzar, and Lukla, then flight back to Kathmandu.

Himalayan Frozen Adventure created this shortest 8 days Everest base camp trekking package for those adventurers to taste fresh path of Mount Everest in short of the time with a reasonable price. We provide professional trekking leader through the Ebc trek and include full board meals, accommodations, and all ground transportation per the itinerary. March to May and September to December are the best season to visit Mount Everest Base Camp. If you confused about 8 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking Cost, Itinerary, Route, Permit, and any other then feel free to contact us from WhatsApp/Viber + 977 9840396708 ( Govinda ) or Company email info@himalayanfrozen.com !! We have also more EBC comfortable packages Everest Base Camp Trek - 16 Days, Everest Base Camp trek - 12 Days, Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake - 18 Days, and easy short trek in Everest region Everest Panorama View Trek - 8 Days ...


Notices: (Weather in the Himalayan region which may change any at times. (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) flight a few hours may be late or one, two or more days may be canceled for bad weather reason. This kind of condition we have to waits a long time for Lukla flight. As this can happen either at the start or end of the trek. This kind of problem we also organize helicopter rescue, the helicopter charge will around USD 3400 where includes 4-5 people per flight. We suggest you; if possible (1-2) extra days manage for this trekking).


Itinerary

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Early morning you will take scenic short 35 minutes mountain flight from Kathmandu domestic airport to Lukla. Upon landing the Lukla airport, you will meet other trekking crew than our trekking head towards to Phakding. The trail goes through the Dudh Koshi river along the colourful forests of rhododendron and blue pines to reach Phakding which will take around 3 to 4 hours. Overnight you stay at Phakding trekking lodge.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,600m
  • Phakding
After having warm breakfast, the trail leads our left side of the Dudh Koshi river and you enter the Sagarmatha National Park, where you have to register your trekking permit. Then you go through small settlements and follow the descending path to the famous Hillary Suspension bridge. Likewise, you climb through the dense forests with enjoying amazing landscapes and wonderful mountain views of Everest and Lhotse, then you reach the largest Sherpa village Namche Bazaar. There you can explore the Sherpa culture, lifestyle, traditional, and stunning landscape around the valley. Overnight you stay at the Namche Bazaar trekking lodge.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,440m
  • Namche Bazaar
Leaving Namche Bazaar behind, you will ascend through the lush rhododendron forests to reach Imja Valley. After crossing the Imja Khola, trekking towards to Tengboche village, where you can visit the popular ancient historical monasteries of Khumbu region. From Tengboche, you walk around 2 or 3 hours to reach Pangboche. It offers exciting natural landscapes and beautiful mountains of Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and many other peaks. Overnight stay at the lodge.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,990m
  • Pangboche
From Pangboche, the trail goes through traditional small Sherpa villages of Somare and Pheritse, where you can see unique mountain lifestyle and scenic beauty around the wide valley. Then you will cross the mani walls, wheeled prayer, terraced fields, and River with enjoying the panoramic view of the Himalaya peaks. Finally, about 5 to 6 hours of walking from Pangboche you reach Thukla. Where you stay overnight.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,620m
  • Thukla
Today you start you trek at early morning, the trail goes along the Khumbu glacier and see the majestic sceneries of the valley, then you reach the Lobuche. From here, around 3 hours of walk you arrive at the Gorak Shep, which the last lodge of the EBC trek. After having lunch, the trail goes through the rocky dunes, glacier moraine, and streams to Mount Everest base camp. Where you get to see breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Khumbutse, Pumori etc. After enjoying at base camp, you will return to Gorak Shep for the overnight.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5,170m
  • Gorakshep
Wake up early morning to hike famous viewpoint Kalapathar. Leaving Gorak Shep behind, you climb through the rocket trail around 2 hours to Kala Pathar. Where you see an amazing sunrise over the Everest range and spectacular mountains of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and more peaks. After exploring the Kalapathar, you descend to Gorak Shep and Pheriche. Overnight stay at Pheriche trekking lodge.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,250m
  • Pheriche
After having breakfast at Pheriche, the trail descends through the small Sherpa villages, valleys, and River. As well as enjoying the scenic mountains and stunning natural beauty of the Khumbu region. After passing lush forests of rhododendron and oak, you reach Namche Bazaar. In the evening, you can visit around the Namche Bazaar, coffee shop, restaurant, and markets. Overnight you stay at Namche Bazaar trekking lodge.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,440m
  • Namche Bazaar
After having delicious breakfast at Namche Bazaar, you descend through the beautiful local villages of Jorsalle, Monzo, and Phakding then reach Lukla, which is ending point of this 8 days Everest base camp trek package. There you can explore the coffee shop, restaurant, and around the village. As well as you can enjoy farewell dinner with crew members. Overnight you stay at Lukla trekking lodge. Tomorrow early morning, you take a short flight to Kathmandu and your guide will transfer to the Hotel.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,850m
  • Lukla

Notices

Himalayan Frozen Adventure will fully support your whole trip. Sometimes come these kinds of the problem; Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, and unexpected natural disasters. These conditions we make extra or rest day, which is not available in this itinerary but if you have time then it is possible to make more extra day at trekking. You have to pay a package for extra days.

Cost Details

  • Pickup/Drop from Airport- Hotel- Airport by private car/Jeep.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Teahouse and Trekking lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu).
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek 6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide.
  • (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and Porters costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
  • Himalayan Frozen Adventure bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits and Supplementary snacks.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag, to be returned after trip completion.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance).
  • Trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • First aid box.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinners.
  • Nepalese visa fee (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver.

Departures & Dates

Himalayan Frozen Adventure is a responsible travel company in Nepal. Our all dates are 100% guaranteed if there no political unrest and natural disaster then. Is there not any error then you can use this date it's better for your trip.  We try our best to ensure this information.

FAQs

How far from Kathmandu to Everest base camp?
Everest base camp trek starts from Kathmandu Valley and takes scenic 35-minute flight to Lukla airport. From Lukla to Everest base camp and return to Lukla is 130 KM distance which takes 10 - 16 days.


Where is the Everest Base Camp?
Everest Base Camp is located at Khumbu Valley Solukhumbu district and Himalayan Everest region.


How high the Everest Base Camp?
Everest base camp elevation is (5,380m) above the sea level ( from the southern side of Nepal) and (5,200m) ( from the northern side of Tibet).


Is Everest base camp trek difficulty?
Yes, the Everest base camp trek is difficulty through Kala Patthar (5,545m) rock way and Everest Base Camp (5,364m). It's the most challenging adventure trekking in Himalayan Nepal. If your health is fit and already has done trek above 3000m then, Everest base camp is not difficult for you.


Is Everest base camp trek permits necessary?
Of course, the TIMS (Trekkers Information management system) permit is necessary to enter the Everest region. The Everest base camp trek permits cost.

  • Sagarmatha National Park fees = 3000.00 NPR
  • TIMS permit = 1000.00 NPR

Wi-Fi and shower available the Everest base camp trek?
Yes, most of the place and lodges/teahouse have available but you have to pay extra for Wi-Fi and shower. At the high elevation is not possible to found a shower because the area is surrounded by the glacier.


Do I have to take sleeping bags on the trek?
Yes, is necessary to take sleeping bags on the trek because the lodges don't have enough blanket.


How can I respect the culture?
During the trekking, we can get amazing Sherpa culture, there we can see some notice, we have to follow that notice rule and regulation.


How many hours I have to walk each day?
For this Everest base camp trek per day maximum of 7 hours and a minimum of 5 hours, you have to walk.


How is the Everest base camp trek weather?
Everest base camp trek is perfect weather in autumn and spring, this clear weather reason there can get an amazing Himalayans view and fresh weather, where many trekkers choose to enjoy this season for the Everest trek. In the December and January almost be -18C cold at Base camp and few trekkers only dare to trek these months but in the morning these months also be clear weather.


Is possible to make an extra day on the trek?
Yes, if you have time then the trekking is always flexible, you can easily add.


Without any trek can I do it? 
Yap, many trekkers success without any trek but you have to use 3 - 4 acclimatization days through the trekking. Himalayan Frozen Adventure recommend you before going to the Everest base camp trek, you have to need hard training. If any information needs about this Everest base camp trek please kindly contact us.


Booking trip can I do cancel?
Yes, you have the option to cancel this trip but there are some certain conditions:

  • If you cancel your trip before 60 days the full amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel your trip before 30 days the 30% amount will be refunded.
  • If you cancel your trip before 1 week the 5% amount will be refunded.

Is it safe for a solo female traveler?
Of course, the solo female traveler is fully safe, Himalayan frozen Adventure is responsible teams, who leading many solo trekkers through the Himalayan and made successfully.


Is it necessary to need travel Insurance for Everest base camp trek?
Of course, Travel Insurance is necessary for this trip, this trek is a high challenge adventure risk. The travel insurance will cover emergency evacuation as Helicopter rescue and the hospital charge. If you fell an accident and Acute mountain sickness then, at this condition, your travel insurance will immediately provide the helicopter. 


Electricity does available on Everest base camp trek?
Yes, electricity is available in the lower region of Everest trek, where you can get to charge your camera and mobile batteries, etc. But high elevation there has a solar system power so it's not enough for the charge. So we suggest you take some extra batteries for this Everest base camp trek.


How to manage drink water through trekking?
The Everest region can get normal free tap water, for this water you have to use purification medicine. bottled water or boiled water also available to buy at lodges and teahouse. Per day you have to drink about 4-6 liters water for your health.


Is possible to pick up me from the airport?
Yes, when you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our airport representative will wait for you at the airport, we will display a Himalayan Frozen Adventure with your group name signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our car.


Can I exchange my money in Nepal?
Of course, You can exchangers your money at the Airport, ATM, and money exchange by a better rate. And you can get enough Nepalese cash for your trek.


What do I have to carry on the trekking?
You have to carry the perfect size trekking bag where you can put your personal belongings item, snacks, sunscreen, water, camera,  gloves, hat, and jacket. Our porter will carry your 20 kg bigger packs.


Is possible to store my extra things in Kathmandu Hotel?
Yes, it's possible to store your extra things in Kathmandu Hotel, We have a safe place to store your luggage.


Can I get an experienced guide?
Of course, we'll provide an experienced guide, who has the deepest information about Himalayan Nepal, and government license holder English speaking guide. Our guide and porter are fully helpful and friendly and make your trip fantastic.


 

Useful Information

Everest Base Camp Trek Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join an adventurous trip in the Himalayas. It is for your safety. The travel insurance must cover things like illness, medical emergencies, accidents, death, trip cancellation, and loss of personal baggage & items. All costs for Emergency Evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay all the cost on your behalf. Make sure that your travel insurance covers activities in the Himalayas if you are participating in them.

*Note: Foreigners are not allowed to purchase an insurance policy in Nepal. So make sure to purchase good travel insurance in your country, and it is your responsibility to check whether your insurance policy is adequate or not.


Everest Base Camp Trek Accommodation

Everest Base Camp Trek accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. The Everest Base Camp Trek all accommodations are on the twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. Single room is available in Kathmandu and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible to higher elevations.


Everest Base Camp Trek Meals

At the Kathmandu has included only breakfast. During the Everest Base Camp Trek, all meals will be provided. In the Everest region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Through the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. 


Passport & Visa

A passport with at least six months of validity from the return date is mandatorily needed. You can get the Nepalese visa from the Nepalese Embassies or Consulate in your country. You can also get the Nepalese visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Do know that there are few countries that have to apply for the Nepalese visa from their own country. Obtaining your visa is entirely your responsibility.

While booking, make sure to put full and correct passport information so that we can get all the necessary permits, tickets, and pay fees on your behalf. If you do not provide the correct information when you make your booking, we will not be able to make the necessary bookings on your behalf and cannot be held responsible.


Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS or altitude sickness is one of the main risks while traversing in the high altitude. The main region behind getting AMS is when the body doesn't adjust to the lower level, and the result can be deadly. So it is very important to take proper measures on time. Gaining altitude with constant pace and proper acclimatization days will help reduce the chances of getting AMS.

Similarly, you also have to keep yourself hydrated during the trek, therefore, drink enough water and avoid alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. If you are planning to trek in one of the adventurous trails of Nepal then do keep above things in your mind.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Everest Base Camp Trek Best season

The climatic condition of Nepal differs from place to place depending upon geographical regions. One can have warm and hot wear in the terai whereas can observe the chilling arctic-like weather in the Himalayas. Nepal’s weather is influenced by a maritime and continental factor and has four different seasons, Autumn (September to November), followed by Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May), and finally, there is Summer/Monsoon (June to August).

The best time to go on an adventurous journey in the Himalayas is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best times to go on any treks and climbing trips because of stable weather and a moderate climate. There is only one place in Nepal, where you can go trekking in even monsoon (July to mid-September) and that is Upper Dolpo. This region lies in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and therefore does not receive rainfall in the monsoon.

Autumn (September To November)

Autumn (September-November) is one of the perfect seasons to trekking with hiking in Himalayan Nepal, so thousands of trekkers choose these months. In fact, September, October, and November months are will be full of excellent atmosphere as well as beauty, enjoys your journey with joy and beauty. The Autumn season provides reference weather with clear magnificent mountains. The temperature is good than another season. September-November is a great time to express your adventure in Himalayan Nepal. It will also be free from natural disasters such as floods and landslides these months. It's the most famous season to goes high altitude area of Himalayan. 

Winter (November To March)

Winter (November-March) is also possible to trek in Himalayan Nepal, the weather condition is stable and the days are clear. December, January and February are the cold months in Nepal. Days temperatures are cool but the nights are much cold. During the winter trek is risk winds and colder temperatures. Above 3,000m altitude being usually snowfall and freezing. If you are looking for wonderful scenery, let choose the lower elevation trek in Nepal.

Spring (March To May)

Spring (March-May) is the second famous trekking season in Himalayan Nepal. March, April, and May is also a great option to mountain climbing and high altitude trek. At spring morning weather condition will be clear, but the afternoon sky covered by the cloud, and sometimes can be rain. You can get to see beautiful flowers like jasmine, pine, and rhododendron with wild flora. During the Spring, lower altitude trek is mildly warm and above 3,000m quite a moderate temperature. This season also best to express your adventure in Nepal.

Summer (June To August)

In the summer season, the trekkers are less crowded in the Himalayan region will be less. June, July and August are the main raining season in Nepal which involves monsoon. Bad weather can hamper travel, maybe some problems during the journey due to heavy rain. Some travelers prefer to travel at this time as this is also not an emergency period. The weather is hot and almost everyday rains. This season is better for the tour to Tibet and in Himalayan Nepal like Mustang, Dolpo region, and Nar-Phu valley because these regions are in the rain-shadow.


Trekking Equipment

Trekking equipment is the essential material used during the trip to the Himalayas, which is used on a daily basis. Without trekking equipment, your trip may be unsuccessful so we request you please follow the list. If you have not time to buy in your country, so don't worry we can help to buy trekking equipment in Kathmandu. Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt.Ltd will make your precious time reference and entertainment.

Trekking Equipment Lists

HEAD

  • Headlight
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf

FACE

  • Face wipes and towels
  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass

Hands

  • Waterproof & Snowproof Gloves
  • Lightweight gloves

Body clothing

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jackets
  • Sport hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • Water/Snowproof Trekking Boots
  • Socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • Crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers
  • Thermos Bottel- hard bottle that can be used for boiled drinking water

Water peals

  • Umbrella / Poncho
  • Walking pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Cell phone
  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First-aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt. Ltd porter is available for (2 trekkers a porter) who will carry up to 20 kg at maximum; therefore, keep this in mind before you pack your bags!!!