Everest Base Camp trek is a spectacular trekking journey in the Himalayas. The pristine natural beauty of the Everest region attracts thousands of trekkers and tourists every year. The short 7 Days Everest Base Camp trek offers you an incredible adventure in a short period of time.
It is an ideal trek package for those trekkers who do not have much time on their schedule. The short schedule of trek makes it quite popular among trekkers. However, you will not miss out on anything as the trails pass through all the major landmarks of the Everest region.
Moreover, the delightful trails also pass through the UNESCO listed natural heritage site of Sagarmatha National Park. The pristine National Park works in the conservation of the natural habitat of the region. You can spot various wildlife including the snow leopard, Himalayan Tahr, Danphe, and others.
Furthermore, you can explore the Sherpa settlements and observe their unique culture, tradition, and lifestyle. The incredible hospitality in the local tea houses will melt your heart. However, the highlight of the trek is the scenic helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Lukla.
The breathtaking up-close view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, Taboche, Cholatse, and other mountains are breathtaking. You can also observe the gorgeous Himalayan sunrise and sunset from various viewpoints throughout the trek. We are offering this 7 Days Everest Base Camp trek at a reasonable price.
Read further for the detailed information on this exciting trek and book your trip now!
Major Highlights of the Trip
- Awe-inspiring views of the Everest Mahalangur Himalayan range, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, and others
- Exploring the bustling, vibrant atmosphere of the Everest Base Camp
- Gorgeous sunrise and sunset from various viewpoints during the trek
- Scenic helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Lukla
- Observing the UNESCO Natural Heritage Site of Sagarmatha National Park
- Spotting the rare wildlife along the trail
- Exploring the traditional culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa community
- Tasting the delicious local cuisine
- Incredible hospitality of the Nepalese people
The Trek Route
The 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek starts with an adventurous flight to Tenzing Hillary airport in Lukla from Kathmandu. Our trek journey begins from Lukla as we pass through the various settlements of the Everest region. We start our trek from Lukla to Phakding in a short duration hike.
We will then trek to Namche Bazaar, the commercial hub of the region. Namche is an incredible town with many acclimatization spots. We then trek to Tengboche and Dingboche the following days. From Dingboche, we will travel to Lobuche the next day before arriving at the magnificent Everest Base Camp.
After exploring and taking some incredible pictures in the Everest Base Camp, we head back to Gorak Shep. From Gorakshep, we will take a scenic helicopter ride to Lukla overlooking the Himalayas. We finally board an adventurous flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. We will celebrate the success of our trip with a scenic tour in Kathmandu.
When is the Best Time for the 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek?
The best time for the 7 days Everest Base Camp trek is the Autumn season (September-November) and the Spring season (March-May).
The autumn season is the peak time for trekking in the Everest region. The weather is stable and favorable for trekking and other adventures in the Himalayas.
Besides that, the unobstructed views of the snow-capped mountains will enchant you. Autumn is also a festive period in Nepal and thus trekkers will get to explore the cultural aspects of the region as well.
The Everest region looks quite beautiful in Spring. You can find wildflowers including the rhododendron blooming all over the hills and providing a beautiful atmosphere for trekking.
Moreover, the rare wildlife of the region comes to life in the spring season after long winter hibernation. You will also get the majestic view of the snow-capped mountains and stable weather conditions.
Monsoon season treks are challenging due to the heavy rainfall in the region. There is a risk of landslides and avalanches and the trails also get slippery. The temperatures dip below 0 degrees Celsius in the winters. Overall, the trekking adventure in the off-season is challenging, but with proper planning and preparation, it is possible.
Why To Trek the Everest Base Camp?
Adventurous Trekking Trails
This incredible trek provides adventurous trekking trails and a lively atmosphere. You can find lots of fellow trekkers along the way with the common goal of completing the Everest Base Camp Trek.
Even if you are a solo traveler, you will not feel lonely as the trails get quite crowded, especially in the peak season. The vibrant atmosphere will energize you to the core.
The trek in the Everest region provides spectacular views of the Everest Mahalangur Himalayan range. You will get clear blue skies, and you can also take incredible pictures of Mt. Everest other snow-capped mountains. Besides that, you can also observe the magical Himalayan sunrise and sunset.
Opportunity to Spot Rare Wildlife
You will also have a chance to spot rare wildlife during the 7 days Everest Base Camp trek. The Sagarmatha National Park works on the conservation of the wildlife of the region. You can spot rare animals like snow leopards, Danphe, foxes, Himalayan tahrs, and others.
You can experience the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Sherpa people. The Nepalese people are incredibly hospitable. You will get excellent services and proper welcome during the trek. This factor adds to the joyful atmosphere of the trek. You can stay at the local teahouses and taste the delicious local cuisine as well.
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How Difficult is the 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek?
The 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek is moderately challenging. Trekking in harsh weather conditions like heavy snow is incredibly tricky. The trek is especially hard for the first time trekkers. The difficulty level also depends upon the physical fitness of the individual trekker.
Moreover, a good training regime with exercises like running, hiking, swimming, cycling, and others will help you gain stamina and build physical strength. Altitude sickness is a huge problem in the trek. The high altitude conditions mean the oxygen levels and the air pressure are at a bare minimum.
Furthermore, trekkers will have trouble breathing, and acclimatization is essential for the trek. Therefore, you should hydrate regularly and walk at a gradual pace. You can also descend to lower altitudes in case the altitude sickness persists. Besides that, you will trek for 5-8 hours during the trek.
The trails move up and down a lot, and there are a lot of stony paths. Hence, a basic level of fitness during the 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is essential. Moreover, the time of the trek is also a significant factor that affects the difficulty of the trek.
Food and Accommodation Along the Trek
The Everest Base Camp trek accommodation facilities are pretty basic, and you will stay in the local tea houses and lodges during the trek. There are twin sharing rooms with beds, pillows, and warm blankets. You will get hot water facilities and wifi at an added cost. The toilet facilities are generally shared and located outside the teahouse.
The meal facilities are also basic during the trek. You will usually get bread toasts and hot drinks like tea and coffee for breakfast. There are other hot beverages like mint tea, butter tea, garlic soup, hot chocolates as well. For lunch and dinner, you will get served the typical Nepali meal of “Dal Bhat.”
Dal Bhat contains rice, dal (pulses), lentils, spinach, vegetables, Gundruk, and pickles. You can find a limited variety of western and international cuisine, including pizza, burger, pasta, momo, Chowmein, etc in the teahouses.
Detailed Itinerary – 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
Maximum altitude: 2860 m
Flight duration: 35 minutes
Trek duration: 3-4 hours
After an adventurous flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, we will start our exciting trekking journey. The flight lands at the short runway of the Tenzing – Hillary airport and we start our trekking adventure from Phakding.
The trail then moves along the banks of the serene Dudh Kosi river towards the village of Ghat. After 3-4 hours, we arrive at Phakding, where we stay overnight at a local teahouse.
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Maximum altitude: 3440 m
Trek duration: 4-5 hours
After an early breakfast, we start our trek to Namche Bazaar, a commercial hub of the region. The trails first pass through a suspension bridge from where we observe a scenic waterfall. The majestic views of the magnificent Mt. Thamserku amaze us along the trail.
We further cross a suspension bridge to arrive at Monjo village. The trails then enter the UNESCO listed natural heritage site of the Sagarmatha National Park. After displaying our permits at the checkpoint, we will resume our trek in the Khumbu valley towards Jorsale.
We have our lunch at Jorsale and continue our trek through several bridges along the banks of the Dudh Koshi river. The trail then finally leads us to the famous Namche Bazaar, where we spend the night at a Lodge. There are many exploration points in Namche. You will stay overnight at a lodge in Namche.
Day 03: Trek to Tengboche
Maximum altitude: 3860 m
Trek duration: 5 hours
After an early breakfast, we start our to Tengboche on a relatively easy trail. After trekking for a few hours, we arrive at Kyanjuma from where we can observe the entire Everest Mahalangur Himalayan range.
The forested trails pass through the rhododendron and pine trees. We then trek for around 45 minutes to arrive at the serene Phunki Tenga river. We trek further for some time to arrive at Tengboche.
The Tengboche village is a beautiful Himalayan settlement in the lap of Mt. Ama Dablam. The ancient Tengboche monastery is the spiritual hub of the region. We will spend the night at a lodge in Tengboche.
Day 04: Trek to Dingboche
Maximum altitude: 4350 m
Trek duration: 5 hours
After an early breakfast, we start our trek through alpine forests of rhododendron and fir trees. We cross the wooden bridge that leads us to Pangboche after 30 minutes. Then, we have our lunch at Pangboche and continue our trek following the extensive trail through a narrow path. After a trek of 3 hours, we arrive at Dingboche, where we stay overnight at a lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Lobuche
Maximum altitude: 4910 m
Trek duration: 5 hours
After breakfast, we start our steep ascent trail to Lobuche. You can observe the majestic snow-capped mountains, including Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Makalu, and others. We will resume our trek for 2-2.5 hours, before arriving at Thukla.
We can observe the majestic Memorial Chorten, built-in memory of climbers who perished during the Mt. Everest expedition. The trail then leads us to the stunning Lobuche Pass from where we can observe the serene Khumbu glacier. We trek further for 2 hours to arrive at Lobuche, where we stay overnight.
Day 06: Trek to Everest Base Camp and Gorak Shep, Helicopter flight to Lukla.
Maximum altitude: 5365 m
Trek Duration: 6-8 hrs
Flight duration: 20 minutes
After breakfast, we start our trek to the magnificent Everest Base, which is around 3.5 km away from Lobuche. We pass through various moraines and dunes to arrive at the base camp. The majestic views of the Khumbu glacier, icefalls, and the surrounding mountains will enchant you.
The bustling, vibrant atmosphere of the Everest Base Camp is quite an attraction. After spending some time at the Base Camp, we return to Gorakshep. It is a frozen lake bed and also the original base camp for the Everest expedition.
From Gorakshep, you can take the stunning helicopter ride to Lukla overlooking the snow-capped Himalayan ranges. The incredible helicopter tour is a once in a lifetime experience. We will stay overnight at a Lodge in Everest Lukla.
Day 07: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Maximum altitude: 2860 m
Flight duration: 35 minutes
We will take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. The scenic mountain flight takes you above the majestic Himalayas. It takes around 35 minutes for us to arrive at Kathmandu. We celebrate with a sumptuous dinner in the evening and stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Some Essential Tips for the 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
- Start your trek early to arrive at our destination before dark
- Acclimatize and hydrate regularly to tackle altitude sickness
- Walk gradually at a slow pace with regular rests
- Carry a solar charger, a power bank, and extra batteries
- Pack only those gear and equipment necessary for the trek
- Eat a balanced diet with high carbohydrate and protein intake
- Get a local SIM card with mobile data for connectivity
- Start a good training routine that includes cardiovascular activities like cycling, swimming, hiking, and others
- Hire a guide and a porter if necessary
- Get your travel permits in advance
- Get a proper Travel insurance package
7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek – Packing List
Some of the essential items you need to pack for the trek are as follows:
- Short-sleeved Trekking shirts
- Long-sleeved Trekking shirts
- Trekking boots
- Trekking Gloves
- Woolen cap
- Thermals underwear
- Trekking pants
- Trekking jackets
- Insulating down jackets
- Anti-nausea Medicines
- Oral rehydration salts
- Diamox tablets
- Mosquito repellents
- Toilet Paper
- Hand sanitizer
- Sleeping bag
- Solar Chargers
- Water Bottle
- Extra Batteries
- Hot water Thermos
- Travel Permits
The Final Say
The 7 Days Everest Base Camp trek is a short trekking adventure in the foothills of the majestic Mt. Everest (8848m). This trek package is perfect for those who want a short trekking adventure and have limited time on their schedule. You will pass through the pristine natural trails of the Everest region.
Furthermore, the aerial helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Lukla is the prime attraction of the trek. The delightful trails also pass through the settlements of the Sherpa community and you can explore their culture, tradition, and lifestyle.
The breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains including Mt. Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Taboche, Cholatse, and others will enchant you. Overall, the 7 Days Everest Base Camp trek is an extraordinary adventure in the Himalayas.
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