7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

7 days everest base camp trek guide

The 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 showcases the real life and Himalayan culture of Sherpas and Tibetan Buddhists.

During the trek, you will see natural world heritage sites like Sagarmatha National Park, and you will explore the world-famous adventure spot on earth, Everest Base Camp.

This unique EBC tour starts in Kathmandu with an adventurous flight to Lukla the following day. The flight is worth viewing for the picturesque sight of the chain of Himalayas in the Everest region and other Himalayan ranges such as Mt. Makalu, Mt.Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Gaurishankar, and Mt. Langtang.

Overall, the 7 days Everest Base Camp trek is sure to nourish your soul and provide you with a lifetime experience of a helicopter flight over the Himalayas on the way back.

If time is not a concern for you, you can opt for the long and relaxing trek. A 14-day Everest Base Camp trek includes more acclimatization and extra time in the incredible Everest region.

Highlights of 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek:

  • Mesmerizing views of the world’s highest mountain, including Everest, from a 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 Tyangboche Monastery
  • Mind-blowing views of the Himalayan range from the famous viewpoint at Kala Patthar
  • Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall
  • Visit the Edmund Hillary school in the mountain village of Khumjung

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Detailed 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Elevation: 1345 meters

Today is the arrival day in Kathmandu. One of our representatives will welcome and pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. In the evening, you will meet with our guide to discuss the details of the 7-day Everest Base Camp trek and make preparations for the trek.

Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Namche Bazaar

Elevation: 3440 meters (Namche Bazaar)

Trekking duration: 6 to 8 hours

Early in the morning, you will take a scenic flight to Lukla, the gateway to Everest. The flight to Lukla is thrilling with scenic views of the surrounding landscapes. Upon arrival, you will meet with the porters and other crew members who will help you pack your gear and stuff. After this, you will start your trek to Namche Bazaar. During the trek, you will pass through places like Phakding and Monjo, and get a view of various mountains such as AmaDablam, Lhotse, Pumori, and many other giant peaks. Namche Bazaar is the capital of the Sherpa and Tibetan people, and 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 Tyangboche

Elevation: 3870 meters

Trekking hours: 4 to 6 hours

After breakfast today, you will climb uphill to reach Tyangboche. During this trek, you will pass through a rhododendron forest, pine trees, and a cascading river. You will also enjoy scenic views of Mt. Everest and magnificent peaks like Mt. Amadablam, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, and many more.

Tyangboche is one of the most famous destinations for trekkers and Buddhist pilgrims in the Everest region. Here, you can witness the oldest monastery in Nepal, the Tyangboche Monastery. Additionally, during the trek, you will get to explore the history, culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Sherpa people.

You will stay overnight at a tea house in Tyangboche.

Day 04: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche

Elevation: 4350 meters

Trekking hours: 5 to 6 hours

Today, you will trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche, which is long and quite challenging. However, prior physical fitness training will be of great help during such treks.

As you ascend to higher elevations, the landscape changes from forests to more barren terrain. The trails are also more rugged and not well maintained.

As you proceed further, you will cross the Imja Khola, and from now on, the towering Amadablam becomes a constant companion on your trek.

After about two hours from Tyangboche, you will arrive at a small village called Pangboche. After that, you will pass through a couple of small towns. The trail to Dingboche descends before gradually climbing towards your destination for the day, Dingboche.

You will stay overnight at a tea house in Dingboche.

Day 05: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

Elevation: 4920 meters

Trekking hours: 5 to 6 hours

Today’s trek from Dingboche to Lobuche has mesmerizing views of nature. The distance from Dingboche to Lobuche is 10.7 km, and this point of the trek marks your journey to the Everest Base Camp even closer.

From the Lobuche village, you can see the 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 people who never came back from summiting Mt. Everest. The 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 return trek to Gorakshep

Elevation: 5364 meters (Everest Base Camp), 5170 meters (Gorakshep)

Trekking hours: 6 to 8 hours

Today is the day you will reach your goal and final destination, the Everest Base Camp. After early morning breakfast at Lobuche, you will proceed with your trek to the Everest Base Camp. During the trek, you will pass through Gorakshep. There are no lodges at the Everest Base Camp, which is why trekkers have to trek to EBC and return back to Gorakshep.

Day 07: Early Morning Hike to Kala Patthar and Helicopter flight to Kathmandu

Elevation: 5545 meters

Trek Duration: 45 minutes

Flight duration: 1 hour 15 min

Early in the morning, we will hike to Kala Patthar to catch the best views of Everest. This is a popular vantage point to view Mt. Everest during sunrise and sunset.

After enjoying the victory of this trek and cherishing the moment in the lap of the Himalayas, you will return to Gorakshep and then board a helicopter to fly back to Kathmandu.

Upon arrival, you can choose to stroll around Kathmandu or get ready for your onward destination. As per your flight schedule, our representative will drop you off at the airport where you will share your final goodbyes until next time.

With this, you come to an end of your 7 days Everest Base Camp trek.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

01- Do I Need to Be an Athlete to Trek to the Everest Base Camp?

The Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return is suitable for average people who are physically active. However, it is advisable to undergo physical fitness training such as running, swimming, and hiking before embarking on this journey.

During this quick 7-day 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 slowly. If you are not reasonably fit and do not have previous experience of high altitude trekking, then this trip is not recommended for you. The 7-day Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary doesn’t include an acclimatization day, and 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 standard rooms at a 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 on cold nights at higher altitudes. Teahouses are basic accommodation on the trail that provides shelter for trekkers. They are better than tented camping but nothing fancy.

03- When is the Best Month for this Trip?

There are two main seasons to do this trek. The 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 preparation.

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 a 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 assess you and have good experience to provide suggestions as per your conditions. The guides are very much aware that the higher the altitude, the 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 higher elevations.

If you choose to drink water from the rivers or springs, please carry purification tablets to purify the water before drinking straight away. Also, it is best to carry a bottle and refill it at teahouses. This will also cost you less and help keep the environment better by reducing the use of plastics.

08- Can I Add an Extra Day to My Trekking Trip?

Yes, the number of trekking days is flexible, and we can arrange the days according to your time and preference. For better comfort and safety, it is highly recommended to trek by 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 the Lukla flight, the weight limit is 15 kg, which is equal to 33 pounds. This includes both your duffel bag (check-in bag) and daypack (carry-on bag).


The 7-day Everest Base Camp trek with a Helicopter return is a special trekking tour in the Everest region. It is great for those who are on a tight schedule.

This trek gives you both the trekking experience and a bird’s-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 questions and queries, please feel free to contact us. It is our pleasure to plan the 7-day Everest Base Camp Trek for you and make sure it is a successful one.

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About Author

Madhav started working as a porter in 2001 and then moved on to work as a trekking guide. After working in the trekking and tourism industry for eight years, he co-founded Mosaic Adventure in 2009.

Madhav has trekked to most of the trekking destinations in Nepal, including Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Poon Hill Trek, Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Indigenous Peoples Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, and all of the day hikes around Kathmandu.

He has also extensively traveled to other countries such as Australia, the USA, the UK, France, Hong Kong, Japan, China, the Philippines, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Thailand, Turkey, and India. Madhav is the one who answers most of your questions about trekking and tours and helps to plan your trip by giving a personal touch.

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