Duration 8 Days
Fitness Level Moderate
Max Elevation 5,555 m
Meals Full Board Meal
Accomodation Basic Mountain Lodges and Tea Houses
Best month March - May and September - Mid December

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.


5% OFF

USD1320pp


( 1 Reviews )

About This Trip
  • This trip is completely customizable.
  • Have a large group? We can assist you.
  • We work with you to make it affordable.
  • Choose your own departure dates.

Swift Everest Base Camp Trek 8 Days Outline Itinerary

Day 01:      Arrival day:
Day 02: Flight towards Lukla (2,840 m) and trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) - Flight: 15 min | Trek: 7 - 8 hours | Meal: BLD
Day 03: Tengboche (3,860 m) | Trek: 4-5 hrs | Meal: BLD
Day 04: Dingboche (4,410 m) | Trek: 5-6 hrs. | Meal: BLD
Day 05: Lobuche (4,910 m) | Trek: 5-6 hrs | Meal: BLD 
Day 06: Everest base camp (5,357m) and fly back to Lukla from Gokarshep (5,140 m) | Trek: 6-7 hrs | Flight: 15 Min | Meal: BLD 
Day 07: Flight to Kathmandu Flight: 15 min | Meal: B
Day 08: Departure  | Meal: B

 

Swift Everest Base Camp Trek 8 Days Detail Itinerary Expand All

Day 01: Arrival day:

On the first day, our representatives will be awaiting you at Tribhuwan International Airport for your warm welcome. You will be further shifted towards fine tourist standard inn. This day, we plan for a meeting to introduce trekking members and argue about the upcoming trek along late evening hours will be spent on popular local restaurants enjoying Nepalese cultural dance and music with delicious Nepali food.  

Day 02: Flight towards Lukla (2,840 m) and trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) - Flight: 15 min | Trek: 7 - 8 hours |
Meal: BLD

On the second day early morning, we will be transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport by our private vehicle to catch an early morning panoramic flight towards Lukla. After steeping at Tenzing Hillary Airport on Lukla, we meet with our crew members and start quick arrangements to develop our trek forward. Forwarding trek, you will pass different settlements and famous places like Phakding and Monjo to step Namche Bazaar. This night will be spent at Namche Bazaar.

Day 03: Tengboche (3,860 m) | Trek: 4-5 hrs |
Meal: BLD

After having an early light breakfast, we walk passing through rhododendron and pine forests observing spectacular giant views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Amadablam to reach Sanasa (Junction to Gokyo valley and Everest base camp). Developing steep ascent takes us to the destination of the day, Tengboche. We explore Tengboche Monastery (oldest Khumbu region monastery) in the remaining hours and spend the night at a lodge in Tengboche. 

Day 04: Dingboche (4,410 m) | Trek: 5-6 hrs. |
Meal: BLD

This day after having a sweet breakfast, by following stone steps, we hike down to cross Imja Khola. After that, crossing many flat trails, bridges, yak herds, and alpine meadows, we climb uphill to reach Dingboche. After stepping into Dingboche, extra time will be spent by exploring attractions of the villages and views of mountains along this night will be spent at the lodge in Dingboche.

Day 05: Lobuche (4,910 m) | Trek: 5-6 hrs |
Meal: BLD 

Triggering our trek towards palrung Kharka crossing Dusa, we reach Dungla bypassing numerous suspension bridges over rivers and streams, memorial stupas, different Lakes, wooden bridges, and mountains. After reaching Dungla, we head upward crossing Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche and this day we sight large glaciers there and stay the night in Lobuche.

Day 06: Everest base camp (5,357m) and fly back to Lukla from Gokarshep (5,140 m) | Trek: 6-7 hrs | Flight: 15 Min |
Meal: BLD 

Early morning after enjoying our breakfast, we leave Lobuche and develop our trek towards Everest base camp. Walking through the glacial route, viewing sky-pointing mountains finally offers our targeted spot. 360° Himalayan vistas from small ascend are really awesome. After spending some moments on a high elevation, we return back to Gorakshep and catch a helicopter to return back to Lukla.

Day 07: Flight to Kathmandu Flight: 15 min |
Meal: B

Catching an early morning scenic flight over the Himalayas, we land at Tribhuwan International Airport (Kathmandu). Our agents will be there to pick you up and take you to have a look throughout some famous spots. 

Day 08: Departure  |
Meal: B

Focusing on your flight schedule, our private vehicle drops you towards Airport to catch your flight.

What's Included?

  • 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 ?


Useful Information

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.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: 

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.

Insurance Policy:

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. 

RECOMMENDATION:

1.    World Nomads

https://www.worldnomads.com/ 

NOTE:

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.

ARRIVAL INSTRUCTION

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

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. 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.

All the available dates for the trip

Please Select Month And Year :

Start Date Trip Cost Availability Booking

Route Map

Route map of Swift Everest Base Camp Trek 8 Days

Reviews

review image Kelly J.
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. ( )
5% OFF

USD1320pp


( 1 Reviews )

About This Trip
  • This trip is completely customizable.
  • Have a large group? We can assist you.
  • We work with you to make it affordable.
  • Choose your own departure dates.

For any queries !

Please use the below address to call us or mail us

[email protected]

How can we assist you?

Quick Enquiry

Newsletter

Stay up to date with our latest offers, deals and discounts.
Your email is safe with us, we don't spam.