7 days Everest Base Camp trek is a short and scenic visit to the famous trekking destination, Everest Base Camp.
This trek takes you to the Khumbu valley which displays the real life and the Himalayan culture of Sherpas and Tibetan Buddhists.
During the trek, you will see the natural world heritage site i.e Sagarmatha National Park. Alongside, you will explore the world-famous adventure place on earth, Everest Base Camp.
This unique EBC tour starts from Kathmandu with an adventurous flight to Lukla the next day.
The flight is worth viewing the picturesque view of the chain of Himalayas in the Everest region. And other different Himalayan ranges such as Mt. Makalu, Mt.Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Gaurishankar, and Mt. Langtang etc.
Overall the 7 days Everest Base Camp trek is sure to feed your soul and will give you a lifetime experience of a Helicopter flight over the Himalayas on the way back.
If time is not an issue for you, you can go for the long and relaxing trek. A 16-day Everest Base Camp trek includes more acclimatization and extra time in the amazing Everest region.
Table of Contents
- Highlights of 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
- Detailed 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
- Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
- Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Namche Bazaar
- Day 03: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
- Day 04: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
- Day 05: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
- Day 06: Trek to Everest Base Camp and Trek to Gorak Shep
- Day 07: Early Morning Hike to Kala Patthar and Helicopter flight to Kathmandu
- 01- Do I Need to Be an Athlete to Trek to the Everest Base Camp?
- 02- What Sort of Accommodation can I Expect During the Trek?
- 03- When is the Best Month for this Trip?
- 04- Are There any Means of Communication while on the 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek?
- 05- Can I Use Credit Cards During the Trek?
- 06- What if I Get Sick in the Mountains?
- 07- Where do I Get Water During the Trek?
- 08- Can I Add an Extra Day to My Trekking Trip?
- 09- What is the Weight Limit for the Lukla Flight?
Highlights of 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
- Mesmerizing views of the world’s highest mountain including the Everest from Helicopter
- Visit Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Khumbu region
- Witness and enjoy the world’s highest national park, Sagarmatha National Park
- Explore the biggest and oldest Buddhist Tengboche Monastery
- Mind Blowing views of the Himalayan range from the famous viewpoint at Kala Patthar
- Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall
- Visit Edmund Hillary school in the mountain village of Khumjung
Detailed 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Today is the first, arrival day in Kathmandu. One of our representatives will welcome and pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport. They will transfer you to your respective hotel.
In the late evening, you will meet with our guide and discuss about the 7 days Everest Base Camp trek details and make a trek preparation.
Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Namche Bazaar
Elevation: 3440m, Namche Bazaar
Trekking duration: 6 to 8 hrs
Today early in the morning you will take a scenic flight to Lukla, the gateway to Everest.
Flight to Lukla is thrilling with scenic views of amazing landscapes in the surrounding.
Once you reach Lukla, you will meet with the porters and other crew members there. They will help you pack your gear and stuff. After this, you will start your trek to Namche Bazaar.
During the trek to Namche Bazaar, you will pass through places like Phakding, Monjo etc.
Through the trek to Namche, you will get the view of various mountains like AmaDablam, Lhotse, Pumori and many other giant peaks.
Namche Bazaar is the capital of the Sherpa and the Tibetan people. In Namche, you will enjoy and see various restaurants and cafes that provide wifi.
Overnight stay at a tea house in Namche Bazaar.
Day 03: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
Trekking hours: 4 to 6 hrs
Today after breakfast you will climb uphill to get to Tengboche. During this trek, you will pass through the rhododendron forest, pine trees, and cascading river.
You will walk through the scenic views of the Mt. Everest and magnificent views of peaks like Mt. Ama Dablam, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse and many more.
Tengboche is one of the most famous destinations for the trekkers and the Buddhist pilgrims in the Everest region. Here you can witness the oldest monastery in Nepal, the Tengboche Monastery.
Also during the trek, you will get to explore the history of the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Sherpa people.
Overnight stay at a tea house in Tengboche
Day 04: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
Trekking hours: 5 to 6 hrs
Today you will trek from Tengboche to Dingboche which is long and quite challenging. However, prior physical fitness training will be of great help during such talks.
As you are going to higher elevation the landscape changes into fewer trees which progressively becomes barren. Also, the trails are more rugged and not well maintained.
As you proceed further, you will cross the Imja Khola. From now on the towering Ama Dablam becomes a constant companion on your trek.
After about two hours from Tengboche, you arrive at a small village, Pangboche.
After that, you will pass through a couple of small towns. The trail to Dingboche passes through a descent path. Then, you will head to cross the Khumbu Khola before a gradual climb towards your destination for the day, Dingboche.
Overnight stay at a tea house in Dingboche
Day 05: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
Trekking hours: 5 to 6 hrs
Today’s trek from Dingboche to Lobuche has points which have mesmerizing views of nature.
The distance from Dingboche to Lobuche is 10.7 km. This point of the trek will mark your journey to the Everest Base Camp even closer.
From the Lobuche village, you can see Khumbu glacier. On the way, you will find snow-capped mountains around you.
Thukla falls on the trek to Lobuche and is a climber memorial park stop. Here you can find memorials of the people who never came back from summiting this Mt. Everest.
This place has many prayer flags for many brave mountaineers. Once you reach Lobuche, you can stay at a tea house.
Day 06: Trek to Everest Base Camp and Trek to Gorak Shep
Elevation: 5364m, 5170m
Trekking hours: 6 to 8 hrs
Today is the day you will reach your goal and final destination i.e the Everest Base Camp. After early morning breakfast at Lobuche, you will proceed with your trek to Everest Base Camp.
During the trek, you will pass through Gorakshep. There are no lodges in the Everest Base Camp which is why the trekkers have to trek to EBC and return back to Gorakshep.
Day 07: Early Morning Hike to Kala Patthar and Helicopter flight to Kathmandu
Trek Duration: 45 minutes
Flight duration: 1hour 15 min
Early in the morning, we will hike to Kala Patthar to catch the best views of Everest. This is teh popular vantage point to catch the best views of Mt. Everest during sunrise and sunset.
After spenidng the victory of this trek and cherishing the moment on the lap of Himalayas, you will board a helicopter and fly back to Kathmandu.
Upon reaching, you can choose to stroll around Kathmandu or get ready for the onward destination. As per your flight schedule, our representative will drop you to the airport where you will share your final goodbyes until next time.
With this, you come to an end of 7 days Everest Base Camp trek.
01- Do I Need to Be an Athlete to Trek to the Everest Base Camp?
Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return is suitable for average people who are physically active. You can, however, take some physical fitness training such as running, swimming and hiking before you embark on this journey.
During this quick 7 days Everest Base Camp trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized. Two rules you need to remember to prevent and beat AMS ( Altitude mountain sickness) are: you need to drink lots of water and walk slow.
If are not reasonably fit, don’t have previous experience of high altitude trekking then this trip is not recommended for you. 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary doesn’t include acclimatization day, therefore you may be at higher risk of getting altitude sickness.
02- What Sort of Accommodation can I Expect During the Trek?
You will stay in the standard rooms at the three-star hotel in Kathmandu. Along the trekking routes, you will sleep in teahouses.
The tea house will have all the basic facilities such as a bed, pillow and a blanket. It is wise to carry a sleeping bag for that extra warmth for cold nights at higher altitudes. Teahouses are basic accommodation on the trail to provide shelter for trekkers. It is better than tented camping but nothing fancy.
03- When is the Best Month for this Trip?
There are two main season to do this trek. Months from March to May during spring and from late September to early December during autumn are the best time for Everest Base Camp. Although spring and autumn are the best seasons to trek to the Everest Base Camp, you can do it throughout the year with proper preperation.
04- Are There any Means of Communication while on the 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek?
There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls.
All the guides will have a local mobile phone. Hence, you can make a call from the guide’s mobile and pay him directly for the international call too.
Also, a 3G connection on the Everest Base Camp is available. So, we suggest you buy a local sim card i.e Ncell where you can get 3G internet data package and connect with your family members.
05- Can I Use Credit Cards During the Trek?
In most parts of Kathmandu, you can use your credit cards. But, during the trek, all you need is cash. Please change the currency to local Nepali Rupees when you are in Kathmandu and carry enough cash before you get to the mountains.
06- What if I Get Sick in the Mountains?
Our guides are available 24 hours to assist you during the trek. They are well trained to asses you and have good experience to provide suggestions as per your conditions. Guide hey are very much aware that higher the altitude lower the oxygen level and they will treat you accordingly .
If the condition is severe, there is also the facility of emergency helicopter evacuation. Prepare yourself with proper travel insurance before going on this trek.
07- Where do I Get Water During the Trek?
Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and teahouses. A bottle costs from USD 1 at lower elevations to USD 4 at a higher elevation.
If you choose to drink water from the rivers or springs, please carry purification tablet to purify water before you drink straight away. Also, it is best to carry a bottle and refill it at tea houses. This will also cost you less and you are helping keeping environment better by reducing use of plastics.
08- Can I Add an Extra Day to My Trekking Trip?
Yes, the number of trekking days are flexible and we can arrange the days according to your time and preference. For better comfort and safety, it is highly recommended to trek adding more days to acclimatize, at least one each day for acclimatization in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche.
09- What is the Weight Limit for the Lukla Flight?
For Lukla flight, 15 kg is the weight limit, which is equal to 33 Pounds. This includes both your duffel bag (check in bag) and daypack (carry on bag).
The 7 days Everest Base Camp trek with Helicopter return is a special trekking tour in the Everest region. It is great for those who are in a tight schedule.
This trek gives you both the trekking experience and a birds-eye view of the mountains. A relaxing Heli return with a fantastic aerial view.
Because it includes a helicopter ride back, it is a bit on the pricier side than the standard Everest Base Camp Trek.
For further question and queries, please feel free to contact us. It is our pleasure to plan 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek for you and make sure it is a successful one.