Swift Everest Base Camp Trek 8 Days
Everest Base Camp Trek 8 Days is a classic journey that is perfect for those who are short on time. This is the most suitable trekking choice for trekking enthusiasts who prefer the shortest trekking tour towards Everest base camp. This trek is a wonderful blend of the astonishing mountain views of Everest Himalayan ranges, remarkable Sherpa Culture, and mind-blogging sceneries.
This short trek begins by picking you up from Tribhuwan International Airport and the following day catching flight towards Lukla along the way enjoying the wonderful scenery. During this journey, we will pass through several Sherpa villages into the lovely Khumbu valley over the high passes. Along the way, we also see Tengboche monastery (old monastery of Khumbu region), Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, and Lobuche. The main highlight of this trek is the 360-degree panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Makalu, and with many other well-known mountains as an addition. Furthermore, you will also get to experience the adventurous helicopter ride toward Lukla which is the best moment to sight the Himalayas throughout.
This 8 days trek is an ideal package for all adventure seekers. It allows you to closely witness the highest mountain in the world which will be an unforgettable experience for you.
Swift Everest Base Camp Trek 8 Days Outline Itinerary
|Day 01:||Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding | Altitude: 2610 M | Meal: BLD|
|Day 02:||Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar | Altitude: 3445 M | Trek: 5-6 Hrs | Meal: BLD|
|Day 03:||Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche | Altitude: 3860 M | Trek: 4-5 Hrs | Meal: BLD|
|Day 04:||Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m) | Trek: 5-6 hrs. | Meal: BLD|
|Day 05:||Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910 m) | Trek: 5-6 hrs | Meal: BLD|
|Day 06:||Trek to Gorakshep (5160 M) and Hike to EBC and back to Gorakshep | Meal: BLD|
|Day 07:||Early Morning Trek to Kalapathar and Heli down to Lukla from Gorakeshep|
|Day 08:||Fly Back to Kathmandu|
Swift Everest Base Camp Trek 8 Days Detail Itinerary Expand All
Day 01: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding | Altitude: 2610 M | Meal: BLD
As you board a flight to Lukla. From Lukla, your trek kicks off, leading you to the picturesque village of Phakding, situated at an altitude of 2610 meters. The day is filled with the anticipation of the awe-inspiring landscapes that lie ahead. You'll enjoy a hearty breakfast, followed by a scenic trek that introduces you to the charm of the Khumbu region.
Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar | Altitude: 3445 M | Trek: 5-6 Hrs | Meal: BLD
Sees you trekking from Phakding to the vibrant Namche Bazaar, perched at an altitude of 3445 meters. The trail unfolds through lush forests and crosses suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. As you reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region, the panoramic views of the surrounding peaks create a mesmerizing backdrop. This day involves approximately 5-6 hours of trekking, offering a perfect blend of challenge and scenic beauty.
Day 03: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche | Altitude: 3860 M | Trek: 4-5 Hrs | Meal: BLD
The journey continues from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche at an altitude of 3860 meters. The trek, lasting 4-5 hours, takes you through rhododendron forests and unveils breathtaking views of Everest, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. Tengboche, with its iconic monastery, provides a spiritual pause in your adventure.
Day 04: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m) | Trek: 5-6 hrs. | Meal: BLD
Unfolds a trek from Tengboche to Dingboche, reaching an altitude of 4410 meters. The trail offers diverse landscapes, from alpine forests to open terrains, with magnificent mountain vistas accompanying your journey. The day's trek spans 5-6 hours, culminating in the tranquility of Dingboche.
Day 05: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910 m) | Trek: 5-6 hrs | Meal: BLD
As you ascend further on Day 05, the trek from Dingboche to Lobuche at 4910 meters promises another day of exploration amidst the Himalayan grandeur. The trek, lasting 5-6 hours, takes you through the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier, offering a preview of the challenges and rewards that lie ahead.
Day 06: Trek to Gorakshep (5160 M) and Hike to EBC and back to Gorakshep | Meal: BLD
Today is a pivotal moment as you trek to Gorakshep at an elevation of 5160 meters. From Gorakshep, a hike to Everest Base Camp (EBC) awaits, providing an up-close encounter with the world's highest peak. The day concludes with a return to Gorakshep, where the shared tales of achievement and the magnificence of the Himalayas create lasting memories.
Day 07: Early Morning Trek to Kalapathar and Heli down to Lukla from Gorakeshep
On Day 07, an early morning trek to Kalapathar awaits, presenting a breathtaking sunrise view over Everest. The adventure concludes with a helicopter descent from Gorakshep to Lukla, offering a unique perspective of the terrain you conquered.
Day 08: Fly Back to Kathmandu/ Ramechhap
This Day marks the final leg of your journey as you board a flight back to Kathmandu/Ramechap, concluding an epic adventure filled with challenges, camaraderie, and the unparalleled beauty of the Everest region.
- Ground Transportation: Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private vehicle.
- Accomodation in Kathmandu: 2 Nights' twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in a Bed and Breakfast basis.
- Accomodation during Trek: 5 Nights'basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms. [Few nights in attached bathroom in available places]
- Meals: 3 Meals per day during trek (BLD: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Each meal consist one course of meal)
- Guide: Nepal Government licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
- Porter: The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Permit: Everest National Park permits and Khumbu permit for trekking.
- Domestic Airfare: Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports
- Chopper: Heli Flights back to Lukla from Gorakshep
- Souvenir: Duffle Bag, Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps
- Equipment: Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket during Trek (upon request)
- Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
- Exclusive medical kit bag carried by trekking guide
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses
What's Not Included ?
PASSPORT AND VISA:
All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to display Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at Nepalese Embassy of the respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from Nepal’s border entry point in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival.
VISA FACILITY DURATION FEES
Multiple Entry 15 Days US$ 75 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 30 Days US$ 90 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 90 Days US$ 150 or equivalent convertible currency
You can also download VISA form and fill up. Please go through the link as below: http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa
MONEY & CREDIT CARD INFO
Most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in a problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. In Nepal, 3.5 % service charge is applicable as per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost. So, we suggest you bring some cash in USD just in case your card doesn’t work. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. If you want to exchange money, we provide you with the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel.
While traveling to Nepal, you are requested to have travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay, and cancellations.
Traveling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. You must ensure that the policy you do take provides an adequate level of protection, well familiar with your itinerary and covers you for the activities involved. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday or send us scanned copy and it must be issued from your homeland.
1. World Nomads
Please, kindly note, these given reference of the insurance company above is only a recommendation, which based on the recommendation of our previous travelers. You could review their update insurance policy by contacting them directly.
VACCINATION FOR NEPAL
Travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or the health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities). For traveling to Nepal, we recommend you to take vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, etc. However, it is not mandatory but recommended.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
Altitude sickness, also known as AMS (acute mountain sickness), is caused by a lack of oxygen at high altitudes (normally above 3,000m). It occurs as the result of our bodies’ inability to adapt to a sudden increase in altitude. If given time, our bodies will adjust and a gradual ascent will decrease the possibility of altitude sickness.
PREVENTION OF AMS: Go slowly, drink a lot of water, and pay attention to the sensations of your body. If symptoms occur you have climbed too far for the day. Rest at the same altitude will give you time to acclimatize and usually relieve mild symptoms.
MILD SYMPTOMS: Headache, nausea, loss of appetite, and mild shortness of breath with minimal exertion, difficulty sleeping, dizziness or lightheadedness, mild weakness, fatigue, a general unwell feeling.
SERIOUS SYMPTOMS: The inability to recover from shortness of breath with rest, severe persistent headache, low urine output, vomiting, confusion, delirium, loss of coordination. These require immediate descent as acclimatization will not take place at the same altitude.
The key is to trek slowly, carry a light pack and just take it easy. Allow your body the time it needs to acclimatize.
Upon your arrival at TIA International Airport, our company's representatives are stationed to pick you up. They will be holding your name sign along with the company's name in it. Our office representative will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Swift Everest Base Camp Trek 8 Days Departure dates and price
Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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EBC trek: Up, Up, and Away
From Lukla to Everest Base Camp and back, I enjoyed the most incredible 8-day hike. The use of a guide was extremely educational and beneficial. I also hired a porter because the return trip is almost 100 kilometers at altitude, which is exhausting even if you are in good shape. Hiking in the Himalayas is both beautiful and fulfilling, and I would strongly advise it to anyone, regardless of age or physical ability. I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat and can't wait to return.- Kelly J. ( )
Everest Base Camp trek by Road
We had to take the road to get to the Everest Base Camp as the flight was canceled due to bad Weather. We were so sad but the reality was the opposite, the route was long and rough with beautiful settlements and landscapes. It took us 3 days to reach Lukla and join the other trekkers who had flown from Kathmandu.- Russell S. ( )
Best Trekking Site for the Novice
I had no Peak climbing experience, Talked with the guys from AAT and they arranged the best package. One of the best experiences I had in a long long time.- Raja R. ( )
Trekking to Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass is one of Nepal's top treks.
I recently completed a trekking trip in Nepal with Alpha Adventure Treks.
I visited the Everest region (Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass); they have a great guide and a great porter; I enjoy their employees (they are extremely friendly and smiling during the trip); their service is excellent, and the guide provides us with a wealth of information about Nepal and the surrounding area. Personally, I'm overjoyed that I chose this trekking company for my Nepal vacation.
Excellent guide, landscape, and whole experience.
Our guided private trek was excellent. His English is great, and he is both friendly and humorous. We are both slow walkers, and he was extremely patient with us. We see him as a buddy after 12 days together. The journey is fantastic: the walking is strenuous, but you can order food from a vast menu and sleep in a luxurious bed every evening. This is a trek that I would strongly suggest to everyone.- Vincent R. ( )
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
I've just returned from a terrific helicopter tour to Everest base camp. It was a fantastic adventure. Because a private excursion was out of my budget, I scheduled a group joining helicopter tour. I appreciated the companionship of the other flying passengers. While waiting for the aircraft, we had a great time chatting and sharing a delicious breakfast at Hotel Everest View.- Norman J. ( )
A most memorable adventure in Nepal
Joey, our Kathmandu contact, was wonderful from our home in Australia!
He was always willing to assist us with our (many) queries throughout the road. We couldn't be happier with everything that was provided, from the accommodations and schedule to connecting us with a city tour and our incredible trekking guide.
Recommended EBC Trek
In April of this year, I traveled to EBC with a buddy, and we used Alpha Adventure as our travel agent and guide. They were extremely attentive to our requirements and were able to accommodate our last-minute alterations and demands. I had a fantastic time on the trip, and I want to express my gratitude to our guide for accommodating all of our requests. Excellent service!- Abas Ali ( )
Best Trekking Experience!!
The hike to Pikey Peak went off without a hitch. The company's organization, the hotel's location, and the rise schedule. Our guide, was fantastic, really responsible, and knowledgeable. Thank you for a wonderful vacation, Alpha Adventure treks, Mr. Puru, and his staff.- Ricardo J. ( )
Amazing Once In A Lifetime Experience
We just returned from the Everest Panorama Trek with Alpha Adventure Team, and it was one of the most unforgettable experiences of our lives. From the minute we landed in Kathmandu until we were transported back to the airport, Puru coordinated the entire trip for us, and we were thoroughly taken care of and treated like royalty. The entire vacation went off without a hitch, and we can't think of anything that could have been done better.- Jenny H. ( )
24 days EBC trek with Alpha Adventure Treks
Late April 2019, I went on a 24-day trip with Alpha Adventure to Everest Base Camp via Gokyori and Chola Pass. It was one of the most well-organized treks I've ever experienced. There were no internal planes available from Kathmandu, therefore a last-minute arrangement was devised. Because I was the only one in the group, the guides went out of their way to make me feel at ease. I always had a room to myself because there was no one else in the group of the same gender to share one with. It was a fantastic trip, and even though it has been over a month since I returned, the memories still bring a smile to my face.- John Davis ( )
Everest Base Camp with Alpha Adventure Treks
Alpha Adventure Treks took me to Everest Base Camp; we were a group of seven, and the trip was a complete success. They provided us with an unforgettable experience and attended to all of our needs. Our safety was their top focus, and they made sure we were always at ease.
I would use Alpha Adventure Excursions for future treks without hesitation.
journey of a life time
Went there with my freinds, Alpha Adventure Team was quick enoough to make all the arrangements on short notice. will definately recomend them and thank you.- Jim ( )