Everest base camp trek 7 days itinerary - 7 Days

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group: 1 - 25 people
  • Max Altitude: 5,545m
  • Best Time Feb - May, Sep - Dec
  • Pick-up: Private Vehicle

Highlights

  • Exciting mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport.
  • Explore the unique villages of the Sherpa community, their culture and lifestyle.
  • Visit the famous town Namche bazaar and oldest Buddhist monasteries.
  • Stunning panorama views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt, Makalu (8,463m), Mt, Cho Oyo (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m), etc.
  • Amazing Khumbu glacier and icefalls.
  • Rare wide range of flora and fauna.
  • Discover the delightful base camp of Mount Everest.
  • See the wonderful sunrise view and mesmerizing Everest range.
  • Fantastic helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla.
  • Get short of the time enough experience of Everest.

About Everest base camp trek 7 days itinerary

Mount Everest (8,848m) is the highest mountain around the world which this 7 days Everest base camp trek itinerary leads you the lap of Everest in short of the time, this trek is specially designed for those travellers who have a limited holiday to visit the magical Everest region. The trip is not possible to do by fully hiking as we have to take a Helicopter ride from Kala Patthar to Lukla, it can be expensive but you will fantastic Himalayan experience of Nepal.  This famous trekking destination 7 days Everest base camp trek is a scenic and short as well as explore the world heritage site of Sagarmatha National Park, the unique culture of Sherpa and Tibetan community, real-life of mountain peoples, Tibetan Buddhists religion, and peaceful landscapes. Mount Everest base camp trek is the first choice of worldwide adventurous lovers and it is the most exciting path with getting to see the surrounding massive mountain ranges. On this trip have not acclimation day, so that you have to makes still healthy and physical fitness to get enough experience of Everest trekking.

This Everest base camp 7 days trek takes us to shimmer snow-capped mountains and awe-inspiring valleys with passing the beautiful Sherpa settlements, hidden waterfalls, lofty mountains, and lush forests. You walk along the glacier river with huge Khumbu icefalls and glacier zone, which make the most amusing your journey. The major attraction of this trek is beautiful Sherpa town Namche Bazaar, largest Tengboche monastery, diverse flora and fauna, up-close views of Everest range, beauty natural, high passes, amazing sunrise and sunset views, wonderful landscapes, legendary mountain people lifestyle, and unique path of hidden valley. 7 days short EBC trek join the fantastic viewpoint of Kalapatthar for seeing nearest panorama mountain views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt, Makalu (8,463m), Mt, Cho Oyo (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m), Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m), and many more peaks. This Everest base camp trek with flight back Helicopter 8 days is the quickest and easiest way to reach the campsite and savour the dazzling view of Everest region. It will safe you time and get an unbelievable experience of mountain helicopter flight

Our Everest Base Camp Trek 8 days begin from beautiful village Lukla after having an exciting mountain flight from Kathmandu. At the Luke, you will meet crew members for 8 days EBC via Kalapatthar trek, then the trek head towards to beautiful Sherpa villages of Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche with enjoying the traditional culture, local lifestyle, warm hospitality, ancient monasteries, and picturesque natural. During the trek, you cross the colourful forests of pine, rhododendron, and alpine where you can explore the wide range of flora and fauna. After passing the Gorak Shep, you walk through the stunning sceneries, rolling landscapes, rock steeps, and pretty cliffs, then reach mesmerizing places of  Everest base camp and Kala Patthar. From Gorak Shep, you will take a helicopter flight back to Lukla as well from the helicopter ride, you can see the wide Everest range, picturesque landscapes views, and massive glacier zone. Upon landing the Lukla, you take continues domestic flight back to Kathmandu and you will transfer to hotel. After completing this trek you will get real adventure experience.

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Notices: (Weather in the Himalayan region which may change any at times. (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) flight a few hours may be late or one, two or more days may be canceled for bad weather reason. This kind of condition we have to waits a long time for Lukla flight. As this can happen either at the start or end of the trek. This kind of problem we also organize helicopter rescue, the helicopter charge will around USD 3400 where includes 4-5 people per flight. We suggest you; if possible (1-2) extra days manage for this trekking).


Itinerary

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Today early morning you take short scenic around 35 minutes mountain flight to Lukla as well as see from flight magical mountain views. Upon landing at Lukla, you will meet crew members and you start trek to Phakding. Today walk is an easy and pleasant walk through the dense forests along the river, then crosses the small Sherpa villages and see excellent views of Mt Nupla (5885m) with Kusum Kanguru (6367m) before reach Phakding, where you stay overnight at trekking lodge.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,652m
  • Phakding
After having breakfast, the trail goes along the Dudh Koshi river valley and cross a suspension bridge, then you walk through the lush forests and passes the beautiful villages of Monjo and Jhorsalle. Likewise, you can explore the culturally, naturally, and amazing waterfalls. After crossing the small a suspension bridge, you climb to reach Namche Bazaar. This village offers wonderful mountain views of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m), and Nuptse (7879 m). Namche Bazaar is the most famous town in Khumbu region, Overnight you stay at the trekking lodge.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,440m
  • Namche Bazzar
Leaving Namche Bazaar behind, you walk through the dense forests of pine, rhododendron, and alpine, where you can see the amazing flora and fauna. Passing the small settlement you descends to Phunki Thanga (3250m), then the trail climb to Dudh Kosi valley and Tengboche. Where you can explore popular Monastery and mesmerizing mountain views of Kwongde (6187m), Tawache (6542m), Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7855m), Lhotse (8618m), Amadablam (6856m), and Thamserku (6608m). Overnight stay at Tengboche lodge.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,877m
  • Tengboche
You can enjoy the early morning views from Tengboche. After having breakfast, the trek descends to Imja Khola valley and passes the colourful forests of birches, conifers, and rhododendrons. Following the wide valley, you cross the several Chortens, Mani walls, and rural villages. Before reaching Dingboche, you can see the enchanting view of Ama Dablam. From Dingboche, you also see beautiful Island peak and Mount Makau. Overnight stay at Dingboche lodge.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,350m
  • Dingboche
Today you walk on the high alpine region. From Dingboche, you walk along the Khumbu Glacier and crosses the mall place of Yak herders Dusa. Then follow the narrow valley and Phulung Karpo. Then you ascent to Duglha (4,620m) with enjoying the fantastic landscapes and peak views of Cholatse, Thamserku, and several other magnificent mountains. After crossing the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier, you reach Lobuche, where you stay overnight.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,940m
  • Lobuche
Trekking along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, you head towards Everest Base Camp, the lap of the world's highest mountain. You ascend and pass by Gorak Shep, which was the first base camp of Mt. Everest. Leaving Gorak Shep behind, you trek through rocky dunes and moraines crossing the glacial stream to reach the EBC. You get to see panoramic views of the Himalayas from the base camp. After spending some time at the base camp, you drop down to Gorak Shep for a night stay.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5,170m
  • Gorakshep
You wake up early in the morning and gradually ascend towards the top of Kala Patthar. The trail will be rocky and snowy with steep ascend. Upon reaching the top of Kala Patthar, you get to see breath-taking landscape views along with gorgeous sunrise and 360-degree views of the Everest. After exploring the Kalapatthar, you will board a helicopter and fly back to Kathmandu via Lukla. Upon landing at the airport, you move to the hotel. The rest of the day is leisure. You can do whatever you want. Later, in the evening, you will have a farewell dinner with the team members and end your journey in Nepal.
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • 1,350m
  • Kathmandu

Notices

Himalayan Frozen Adventure will fully support your whole trip. Sometimes come these kinds of the problem; Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, and unexpected natural disasters. These conditions we make extra or rest day, which is not available in this itinerary but if you have time then it is possible to make more extra day at trekking. You have to pay a package for extra days.

Cost Details

  • Pickup/Drop from Airport- Hotel- Airport by private car/Jeep.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Teahouse and Trekking lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu).
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek 6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide.
  • Helicopter flight from Kalapathar/Gorakshep to Lukla/Kathmandu.
  • (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and Porters costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
  • Himalayan Frozen Adventure bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits and Supplementary snacks.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag, to be returned after trip completion.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance).
  • Trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • First aid box.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinners.
  • Nepalese visa fee (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver.

Departures & Dates

Himalayan Frozen Adventure is a responsible travel company in Nepal. Our all dates are 100% guaranteed if there no political unrest and natural disaster then. Is there not any error then you can use this date it's better for your trip.  We try our best to ensure this information.

FAQs

How far from Kathmandu to Everest base camp?
Everest base camp trek starts from Kathmandu Valley and takes scenic 35-minute flight to Lukla airport. From Lukla to Everest base camp and return to Lukla is 130 KM distance which takes 10 - 16 days.


Where is the Everest Base Camp?
Everest Base Camp is located at Khumbu Valley Solukhumbu district and Himalayan Everest region.


How high the Everest Base Camp?
Everest base camp elevation is (5,380m) above the sea level ( from the southern side of Nepal) and (5,200m) ( from the northern side of Tibet).


Is Everest base camp trek difficulty?
Yes, the Everest base camp trek is difficulty through Kala Patthar (5,545m) rock way and Everest Base Camp (5,364m). It's the most challenging adventure trekking in Himalayan Nepal. If your health is fit and already has done trek above 3000m then, Everest base camp is not difficult for you.


Is Everest base camp trek permits necessary?
Of course, the TIMS (Trekkers Information management system) permit is necessary to enter the Everest region. The Everest base camp trek permits cost.

  • Sagarmatha National Park fees = 3000.00 NPR
  • TIMS permit = 1000.00 NPR

Wi-Fi and shower available the Everest base camp trek?
Yes, most of the place and lodges/teahouse have available but you have to pay extra for Wi-Fi and shower. At the high elevation is not possible to found a shower because the area is surrounded by the glacier.


Do I have to take sleeping bags on the trek?
Yes, is necessary to take sleeping bags on the trek because the lodges don't have enough blanket.


How can I respect the culture?
During the trekking, we can get amazing Sherpa culture, there we can see some notice, we have to follow that notice rule and regulation.


How many hours I have to walk each day?
For this Everest base camp trek per day maximum of 7 hours and a minimum of 5 hours, you have to walk.


How is the Everest base camp trek weather?
Everest base camp trek is perfect weather in autumn and spring, this clear weather reason there can get an amazing Himalayans view and fresh weather, where many trekkers choose to enjoy this season for the Everest trek. In the December and January almost be -18C cold at Base camp and few trekkers only dare to trek these months but in the morning these months also be clear weather.


Is possible to make an extra day on the trek?
Yes, if you have time then the trekking is always flexible, you can easily add.


Without any trek can I do it? 
Yap, many trekkers success without any trek but you have to use 3 - 4 acclimatization days through the trekking. Himalayan Frozen Adventure recommend you before going to the Everest base camp trek, you have to need hard training. If any information needs about this Everest base camp trek please kindly contact us.


Booking trip can I do cancel?
Yes, you have the option to cancel this trip but there are some certain conditions:

  • If you cancel your trip before 60 days the full amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel your trip before 30 days the 30% amount will be refunded.
  • If you cancel your trip before 1 week the 5% amount will be refunded.

Is it safe for a solo female traveler?
Of course, the solo female traveler is fully safe, Himalayan frozen Adventure is responsible teams, who leading many solo trekkers through the Himalayan and made successfully.


Is it necessary to need travel Insurance for Everest base camp trek?
Of course, Travel Insurance is necessary for this trip, this trek is a high challenge adventure risk. The travel insurance will cover emergency evacuation as Helicopter rescue and the hospital charge. If you fell an accident and Acute mountain sickness then, at this condition, your travel insurance will immediately provide the helicopter. 


Electricity does available on Everest base camp trek?
Yes, electricity is available in the lower region of Everest trek, where you can get to charge your camera and mobile batteries, etc. But high elevation there has a solar system power so it's not enough for the charge. So we suggest you take some extra batteries for this Everest base camp trek.


How to manage drink water through trekking?
The Everest region can get normal free tap water, for this water you have to use purification medicine. bottled water or boiled water also available to buy at lodges and teahouse. Per day you have to drink about 4-6 liters water for your health.


Is possible to pick up me from the airport?
Yes, when you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our airport representative will wait for you at the airport, we will display a Himalayan Frozen Adventure with your group name signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our car.


Can I exchange my money in Nepal?
Of course, You can exchangers your money at the Airport, ATM, and money exchange by a better rate. And you can get enough Nepalese cash for your trek.


What do I have to carry on the trekking?
You have to carry the perfect size trekking bag where you can put your personal belongings item, snacks, sunscreen, water, camera,  gloves, hat, and jacket. Our porter will carry your 20 kg bigger packs.


Is possible to store my extra things in Kathmandu Hotel?
Yes, it's possible to store your extra things in Kathmandu Hotel, We have a safe place to store your luggage.


Can I get an experienced guide?
Of course, we'll provide an experienced guide, who has the deepest information about Himalayan Nepal, and government license holder English speaking guide. Our guide and porter are fully helpful and friendly and make your trip fantastic.


 

Useful Information

Everest Base Camp Trek Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join an adventurous trip in the Himalayas. It is for your safety. The travel insurance must cover things like illness, medical emergencies, accidents, death, trip cancellation, and loss of personal baggage & items. All costs for Emergency Evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay all the cost on your behalf. Make sure that your travel insurance covers activities in the Himalayas if you are participating in them.

*Note: Foreigners are not allowed to purchase an insurance policy in Nepal. So make sure to purchase good travel insurance in your country, and it is your responsibility to check whether your insurance policy is adequate or not.


Everest Base Camp Trek Accommodation

Everest Base Camp Trek accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. The Everest Base Camp Trek all accommodations are on the twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. Single room is available in Kathmandu and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible to higher elevations.


Everest Base Camp Trek Meals

At the Kathmandu has included only breakfast. During the Everest Base Camp Trek, all meals will be provided. In the Everest region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Through the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. 


Passport & Visa

A passport with at least six months of validity from the return date is mandatorily needed. You can get the Nepalese visa from the Nepalese Embassies or Consulate in your country. You can also get the Nepalese visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Do know that there are few countries that have to apply for the Nepalese visa from their own country. Obtaining your visa is entirely your responsibility.

While booking, make sure to put full and correct passport information so that we can get all the necessary permits, tickets, and pay fees on your behalf. If you do not provide the correct information when you make your booking, we will not be able to make the necessary bookings on your behalf and cannot be held responsible.


Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS or altitude sickness is one of the main risks while traversing in the high altitude. The main region behind getting AMS is when the body doesn't adjust to the lower level, and the result can be deadly. So it is very important to take proper measures on time. Gaining altitude with constant pace and proper acclimatization days will help reduce the chances of getting AMS.

Similarly, you also have to keep yourself hydrated during the trek, therefore, drink enough water and avoid alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. If you are planning to trek in one of the adventurous trails of Nepal then do keep above things in your mind.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Everest Base Camp Trek Best season

The climatic condition of Nepal differs from place to place depending upon geographical regions. One can have warm and hot wear in the terai whereas can observe the chilling arctic-like weather in the Himalayas. Nepal’s weather is influenced by a maritime and continental factor and has four different seasons, Autumn (September to November), followed by Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May), and finally, there is Summer/Monsoon (June to August).

The best time to go on an adventurous journey in the Himalayas is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best times to go on any treks and climbing trips because of stable weather and a moderate climate. There is only one place in Nepal, where you can go trekking in even monsoon (July to mid-September) and that is Upper Dolpo. This region lies in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and therefore does not receive rainfall in the monsoon.

Autumn (September To November)

Autumn (September-November) is one of the perfect seasons to trekking with hiking in Himalayan Nepal, so thousands of trekkers choose these months. In fact, September, October, and November months are will be full of excellent atmosphere as well as beauty, enjoys your journey with joy and beauty. The Autumn season provides reference weather with clear magnificent mountains. The temperature is good than another season. September-November is a great time to express your adventure in Himalayan Nepal. It will also be free from natural disasters such as floods and landslides these months. It's the most famous season to goes high altitude area of Himalayan. 

Winter (November To March)

Winter (November-March) is also possible to trek in Himalayan Nepal, the weather condition is stable and the days are clear. December, January and February are the cold months in Nepal. Days temperatures are cool but the nights are much cold. During the winter trek is risk winds and colder temperatures. Above 3,000m altitude being usually snowfall and freezing. If you are looking for wonderful scenery, let choose the lower elevation trek in Nepal.

Spring (March To May)

Spring (March-May) is the second famous trekking season in Himalayan Nepal. March, April, and May is also a great option to mountain climbing and high altitude trek. At spring morning weather condition will be clear, but the afternoon sky covered by the cloud, and sometimes can be rain. You can get to see beautiful flowers like jasmine, pine, and rhododendron with wild flora. During the Spring, lower altitude trek is mildly warm and above 3,000m quite a moderate temperature. This season also best to express your adventure in Nepal.

Summer (June To August)

In the summer season, the trekkers are less crowded in the Himalayan region will be less. June, July and August are the main raining season in Nepal which involves monsoon. Bad weather can hamper travel, maybe some problems during the journey due to heavy rain. Some travelers prefer to travel at this time as this is also not an emergency period. The weather is hot and almost everyday rains. This season is better for the tour to Tibet and in Himalayan Nepal like Mustang, Dolpo region, and Nar-Phu valley because these regions are in the rain-shadow.


Trekking Equipment

Trekking equipment is the essential material used during the trip to the Himalayas, which is used on a daily basis. Without trekking equipment, your trip may be unsuccessful so we request you please follow the list. If you have not time to buy in your country, so don't worry we can help to buy trekking equipment in Kathmandu. Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt.Ltd will make your precious time reference and entertainment.

Trekking Equipment Lists

HEAD

  • Headlight
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf

FACE

  • Face wipes and towels
  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass

Hands

  • Waterproof & Snowproof Gloves
  • Lightweight gloves

Body clothing

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jackets
  • Sport hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • Water/Snowproof Trekking Boots
  • Socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • Crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers
  • Thermos Bottel- hard bottle that can be used for boiled drinking water

Water peals

  • Umbrella / Poncho
  • Walking pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Cell phone
  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First-aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt. Ltd porter is available for (2 trekkers a porter) who will carry up to 20 kg at maximum; therefore, keep this in mind before you pack your bags!!!