8 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 6 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal

8 Days Everest Base Camp Trek: Itinerary, Map and Best Price

Everest base camp trek 8 days is an adventurous journey in the Khumbu region that leads to the base of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m). Everest Base Camp trekking is not only about trekking in the Himalayas but experiencing every corner of the Himalayas. From the rich culture and unique lifestyle of the locals to diverse vegetation and stunning Himalayan mountains. 

Over the years, the Everest Base Camp trek has shifted from trekking in the secluded region of the Himalayas to trekking in the lively Himalayas. Everest Base Camp Trek is a lifelong journey. The trail passes through dense forests of rhododendron, oak, pine, juniper, & firs, picturesque villages, and fine valleys, along with crossing several thrilling suspension bridges, cold and untamed rivers, and glacial streams. 

The tempting beauty of the region attracts thousands of travelers every year. Artistic monasteries, colorful prayer flags, ancient stupas, and chortens show the religious richness of the region. With the Welcome Nepal Trek team, you will get the most comprehensive Everest Base Camp trek package. 

Working in the travel & tour field in Nepal for over a decade has made us an expert in our field. While traveling with us, you will get the best service and highly experienced guides who will become more like a friend to you during the trek. You can contact us anytime for further information. We look forward to welcoming you.

You can also check out our short 5 days Everest base camp trekking and 6 days Everest base camp trek packages. 

Major Highlights

8 Days Everest Base Camp Trek 

  • A memorable flight to/from Lukla airport with breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas
  • Explore the diverse vegetation and wildlife of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Walk by beautiful Sherpa villages and ancient monasteries
  • Cross many suspension bridges and streams while trekking through rhododendron forests
  • Get to see the lifestyle of the mountain community and their traditions
  • Go on a hike to Khumjung monastery and visit the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region in Tengboche village
  • Explore the cold moraines and glaciers
  • Mark your presence at Everest base camp and hike to Kala Patthar
  • Witness stunning mountain views and diverse landscapes
  • Enjoy phenomenal helicopter flight back to Lukla from Kala Patthar
Itinerary

Everest Base Camp trek 8 days route

Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a short flight to Lukla. From here, you will trek to Phakding village and further move through Sagarmatha National Park to reach Namche Bazar. The trail then takes you to Tengboche and then to Dingboche villages. 

You will then reach Lobuche village, situated at the foot of Mt. Lobuche and head to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep. Next early in the morning, you will hike up to the Kala Patthar and take a thrilling helicopter flight back to Lukla.

 

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Altitude: 2,846 m

Trek distance: 6.2 km/3.8 miles

Duration: 35 minutes flight & 3 hours trek

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

An early morning flight will take you to Lukla, from where the trek begins. You will meet other crew members at Lukla airport and begin trekking towards Phakding village. The trail mostly descends through lush forests and the Dudh Koshi river. You walk by remote villages and cross multiple bridges on the way. 

 

    Altitude: 3,440 m

    Trek distance: 7.4 km/4.6 miles

    Duration: 6 hours

    Accommodation: Lodge

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    You will continue trekking towards the very famous Namche Bazar. Today will be a tough walking day as you have to ascend via steep forested paths. Leaving Phakding behind, you will soon reach Monjo Village, from where the Sagarmatha National Park begins. Walking through the national park, you will cross several streams and rivers to reach your destination, Namche Bazaar.

     

      Altitude: 3,860 m

      Trek distance: 9.2 km/5.7 miles

      Duration:  5 hours

      Accommodation: Lodge

      Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

      From Namche Bazar, the trail ascends along the rushing glacial river, Dudh Koshi. Further trekking through beautiful forests of rhododendron and enjoying stunning views of snow-capped mountains, you will reach Tengboche. You will visit the ancient Tengboche monastery, where you will get to see embellished wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, robes of Lamas, and musical instruments. 

       

      • Max. Altitude: 3,867m
      • Day tour time:5 to 6 hours

      Altitude: 4,410 m

      Trek distance: 12 km/7.45 miles

      Duration: 5 hours

      Accommodation: Lodge

      Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

      The trail descends to Debuche, where you will cross a thrilling suspension bridge over Imja Khola. From here, you will ascend to Pangboche and continue walking towards the Summer Valley of Khumbu region, Dingboche. You will get to see superb views of mountains like Island Peak, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Mt. Lhotse.

       

        Altitude: 4,940 m

        Trek distance: 8.5 km/5.2 miles

        Duration: 5-6 hours

        Accommodation: Lodge

        Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

        Leaving Dingboche, ascend on a glacial path to Dughla. The trail then goes along the lateral moraine of Khumbu glacier, you will pass by memorial stones. The trail ascends to the Lobuche village, which is situated at the foot of Mt. Lobuche. The views of snow-capped mountains are phenomenal and will make the trek fantastic. 

          Altitude: 5,364 m

          Trek distance: 15 km/9.32 miles

          Duration: 8 hours

          Accommodation: Lodge

          Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

          Trekking along the Khumbu Glacier, you will ascend towards Everest Base Camp. On the way, you will pass by Gorakshep, which used to be the first base camp for Mt. Everest. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, you will get to witness stunning views of numerous Himalayan mountains. After spending some time at the base camp, you will descend to Gorak Shep for a night's stay. The trail retraces its way back to Gorak Shep. 

           

            Altitude: 5,644 m

            Duration: 30 minutes

            Accommodation: Lodge

            Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

            Today, you will wake up early in the morning and hike to Kala Patthar Viewpoint. The trail will be rugged, but upon reaching the top, you will get to see mesmerizing views of the Himalayan mountains. You will get to see a 360-degree view of snowy cliffs and one of the best perspectives of Mt. Everest. 

            After enjoying the view, the helicopter will pick you up from Kala Patthar. We fly over Everest base camp and Khumbu Icefall. Soon the flight turns towards Lukla and descends on Lukla airport. 

              Altitude: 1,400 m

              Duration: 35 minutes flight

              Accommodation: Hotel

              Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner

              An early morning flight will take you back to Kathmandu. You will see the views of the Himalayas for the last time. Upon landing at Kathmandu airport, you will head to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you. We meet you for the last time in the late evening to enjoy a farewell dinner. 

               

                What's Included
                • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
                • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
                • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
                • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu domestic airport tax and Helicopter flight from Goreshep to Lukla).
                • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
                • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
                • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
                • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
                • First aid medical kit.
                • Duffle bag, if necessary.
                • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
                • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
                What's not Included
                • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
                • Your Travel insurance.
                • Lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu.
                • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
                • Sweet things like chocolate.
                • Hot shower during the trekking.
                • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
                Useful Information

                8 Days Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty

                 Everest Base Camp Trek 8 days is a moderate to difficult journey. Prior trekking experience is suggested before going on the trek. If you are a novice trekker and want to do Everest Base Camp trek, make sure you have included enough rest days in between the trekking. 

                So, we suggest you check out our 14 days Everest base camp trek and luxury Everest base camp trek packages.

                There will be many ascends and descends through forested tail & steep paths. You have to cross several streams, rivers, villages, dense forests, moraines, and glacial paths.

                 8 days Everest Base Camp Trek map

                 You can check our Everest Base Camp Trek map on our site for a pictorial view of the route you will follow during the Everest Base Camp trek 8 days with us. Our map is precisely designed to help you understand the route. 

                 8 days Everest base camp trek with a helicopter return booking

                 We, Welcome Nepal Treks, have a different range of Everest Base Camp trek packages that vary as per the facilities & itinerary. Deluxe, Standard, and Budget are our three options. You can choose any of them as per your requirements. Have a look into our cost include and exclude sections on the package page to know more about the details. 

                You can customize the Everest base camp trek itinerary at your convenience, too, if you want. To book an Everest base camp trek with a helicopter return 2023/2024 departure, kindly send us your inquiry request. Our team will get back to you as soon as we receive your booking request.