Everest trek in 8 days, an amazing trip of your life for an unforgettable memory, this adventure is an ideal option for those planning a vacation with their kids and senior citizens. Leisurely arrive in Kathmandu, fly to Lukla, hike to Phakding, Namche Bazaar and then to Everest viewpoint, staying in the luxury lodges enjoying the authentic, delicious and organic food of Sherpa land this is one of the shortest and beautiful hikes in Everest region that provides a mesmerizing view of the majestic Mount Everest, breathtaking landscapes, colorful Sherpa villages, and the holiest Buddhist monasteries.
Our package includes accommodation in Kathmandu on a standard hotel (3 to 4 stars) with breakfast and tea/coffee. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotel, especially in Thamel, a tourist hub, there are many hotels, guesthouses, lodges, and resorts are available. You ought to let us know if you want to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu.
During the Everest trek, we will provide you mountain lodges on a full board basis. On the first day of our hike, we will stay at Phakding where there are several lodges available with great facilities such as cozy rooms with attached bathrooms, a Wi-Fi facility, comfortable beds with clean bedsheets and warm blankets. The lodges serve delicious meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). The next day we hike to Namche Bazaar where we can find even better lodges with a handful of choices. One of the best accommodations in Namche is the Hotel Namche, you can read reviews for this hotel in Tripadvisor too, their service is excellent, rooms are very comfortable with attached bathrooms and room heaters. You will stay for two nights in this town. Namche Bazaar is also known as a mini Kathmandu, where you can find everything from luxury lodges to German bakery, cafes, bars, book shops to gear shops and many more.
Meals and Drinking Water
In Kathmandu, our package includes accommodation with breakfast and tea/coffee. You can enjoy your everyday breakfast at any time from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. During the Everest trek, our package includes meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and accommodations. Meals during the trek will be mostly the authentic Nepalese dishes like rice, curry, lentil, vegetable, spicy pickles, curd, plain Chapatti and etc Other cuisines like continental, Tibetan and Indian are also available. These meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge. Besides that you can buy bars, bread, cookies, and hot chocolates, extra on the trail on your own but, remember as the elevation gets higher, the cost also gets high. In Kathmandu, we will offer a farewell dinner at the end of the trip to celebrate the grand success of your great journey.
Regarding drinking water, the hotel in Kathmandu provides 2 liters of mineral water everyday basis which is included in the package. During the trek, drinking water can be easily found everywhere, every next hour you can buy pure and safe drinking water from the teashops and guesthouses. Also, you can get hot water from the lodges and fill in your bottle every time it gets empty. So, do carry a reusable water bottle with yourself. We request you to not buy mineral water bottles (plastic) on the way as it will help in preserving the nature of this beautiful region. Moreover, you can also carry water purifier tablets or SteriPen with you to purify the water.
Difficulty and Physical Fitness
The short and easy trek to Everest viewpoint is a family-friendly trip that does not go too high, the maximum altitude of the trek is 3500 meters. We have organized this trek even for the groups those traveling with kids aged 10 years. They enjoyed the hike thoroughly. But, the second day’s hike from Phakding to Namche Bazaar is a bit long and challenging as the trails from Monjo to Namche are quite steeps and getting higher altitude too. For this part, some of our clients who felt it hard had hired a horse and rode all way from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. Even though, it is a short and easy trek you are required to be in good shape to do this 8 days Everest trek. With professional guidance by our crew anyone with a reasonably fit can go on this trek. Previous trekking or hiking experience is not required.
Autumn (last September to November) and Spring (mid-March to mid-May) are the best seasons to go on Everest trek. The weather will be warm and clear with spectacular views. If you want to avoid the rush time and crowds then winter (December to February) will be an ideal time to go on this trek. However, the cold weather makes trekking in this time of the season difficult for many people.
If you love to see a different kind of flowers, the summer season will be perfect for you to trek in this region to explore the rare flora. Where monsoon (late May to mid- September) makes everything unclear and slippery and a flight to Lukla is always uncertain during this time of year.
How much Luggage can I take during my Everest Trek?
The weight limit for your trekking luggage is 10 kg per trekker, if you are two trekkers there will be one porter from our company and our porter will carry both of your luggage that should be 20kg max. You can carry your daypack on your own, that should be around 5 kg. On your daypack please only carry what are essentials for the hike like camera, water bottles, and other valuable belongings. You can leave your unnecessary stuff either at your hotel in Kathmandu or at the Alpine Eco Trek store for free and it will be completely safe. Our leader will recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc) in our briefing time one day before the trip departure.
Extra personal expenses on Trekking
In Kathmandu, accommodation and breakfast are included in the package. To buy drinks, lunches, and dinners in Kathmandu and snacks, hot and cold drinks during the trek and regarding tips for guides and porters it would be wise to bring some extra money (in local currency) which you can exchange in Kathmandu.
Please be advised:
Alpine Eco Trek highly recommends our clients to add extra days in the trip to Everest as a safety margin for your return flight. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu may get behind the schedule due to bad weather or air traffic and may cause delays. In such cases, we always try our best to reschedule the flights to and from Lukla. However, Alpine Eco Trek would like to inform you about the possibility of postponements or cancellations of flights. We would like you to manage 2 days extra for the trip to avoid any problems with international flights. On request, we can arrange a helicopter at the cost of approximately USD 500-1000 depending on the demand and capacity. It is very likely that there will be no delays but if any such case happens, we can help organize additional activities such as sightseeing of the ancient valley or day hike to Nagarkot or a wildlife safari in Chitwan national park with your extra days in Nepal.
Why go with Alpine Eco Trek?
Alpine Eco Trek offers one of the most exclusive Everest treks in the market. We take our clients as family members, and for us, this is not only a business but, also a way to connect and know people from different parts of the world. Our exclusively designed Everest trek itinerary gives you all of the Everest trek experience. We guarantee you that, with our local team, you will complete this trek without having any issues, and get back to your home with a sweet and beautiful experience and lifelong memory.