7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

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Readout aloud every adventurer’s bucket list and you’ll surely find what you are looking for. I’m talking about the 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek, a must longing for each of the wanderer souls. How not, it’s a long and pleasing walk to see Mt Everest not on the Internet but in front of you. And you know that Everest’s beauty is a great showcase of how awesomely the creator has formed the Earth.

Every single year, people in thousands come to Nepal to suffer the supreme beauty of the Everest region. Towering and snowy mountains every time you turn your head to the North. Plus, you will find yourself enjoying the Everest views from the best place anywhere to view Everest which is Everest Base Camp(5,364m).

Below them are the attractive terrains that are fueled with many beautiful things. Anything in that part of Nepal is unknowingly good even the deserted hills under the blueish skies look great. Now, you can imagine what the rest of things may look like, let’s say dense woods, Sherpa’s settlements, monasteries, gompas, or just everything. People from every corner of the world keep aside their busy work and life to come for Everest Base Camp Trek to celebrate some time for themselves in nature.

Normally, most of the guiding companies that are out there ask for 12 to 16 days of yours for completing the Everest Base Camp Trek. It is a good itinerary for the inexperienced trekkers who have not done any high altitude treks yet and this one is the first. What if you are a well-walked trekker who has done numbers of mountain treks and want the shorter version of Everest Base Camp Trek? Well, you got an option of 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek dedicated to professional trekkers like you. Read the below-placed headings to know more about the 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek.
Note: This 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek does not have any acclimatization day at all. It is the package strictly for the trekkers who are old in the trekking game especially in the high-elevation treks. But the beginners and less-experienced can get across risks of altitude sickness while doing this trek. And there can be a need for emergency helicopter rescue for such extreme situations. If you are one of them, you should opt for longer Everest Base Camp Trek.

Major Highlights of 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Astonishing views of Mt Everest as well as Lhotse, Amadablam, Makalu, Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and several more.
  • Traverse through woods of a UNESCO world heritage, Sagarmatha National Park
  • Pass through and by many attractive suspension bridges, monasteries, prayer wheels, mani walls, stupas, and gompas.
  • Enjoy the trek in the heavenly like terrains of Everest region
  • Explore the cultures, traditions, foods, and lifestyles of mighty Sherpas
  • Share the trail with many like-minded trekkers
  • Adventurous and scenic helicopter return from Gorak Shep(5,164m)

Best Time for 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

If you ask us about the possible time for Everest Base Camp Trek, we would say it’s all around the year. You can try this or any other trek throughout the year, the only thing is sometimes it is pleasant, safe, and hassle-free to trek, and sometimes it’s not. There are two perfectly suited times in a year for Everest Base Camp Trek 7 days and they are Autumn and Spring.

Autumn arrives in Nepal during the months of September, October, November. These three months are considered the best and so are the peak months for trekking in Nepal. Autumn’s main attributes are its stable weather, warm temperature, clear skies. Doing Everest Base Camp Trek during Autumn means you can enjoy the mountain views all day long without a single disturbance. Moreover, the weather also does not change much rather it provides ideal conditions for trekking.

Similarly, the other idealistic time for 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek is Spring. March, April, and May are the months of Spring when one can recklessly wander around the trails of EBC. Weather is warm and ideal for a trek, no chances of rainfall and overcast conditions, greenery and blossomed flowers everywhere, and bright mountain views all day, this is how it looks like to do a trek in Spring.

On the other hand, Summer and Winter are unfrequented times for EBC or any other treks in Nepal. Trekking trails are mostly vacant during these two seasons. Summer means a season of heavy rainfall and Winter is a time when everything starts to freeze. If you are planning to do it in Winter (December to January) and Summer (June to August), it’s better not to do it. Or else, you should be ready to face any kind of consequences.

Difficulties on 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

When you are doing a trek of 12 to 15 days in just 7 days, it’s obvious that it will be a difficult trek. The only thing is how difficult this trek is. We will try to give a short overview of possible difficulties that you can face during the 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek.

The main hardness of this short EBC trek will be the distance and daily trek. Your trek will start from Lukla and over 6 days you will trek to reach Everest Base Camp Trek. All the trek has to be done in haste to cover around 65 km distance on the steepest trails. A total of 65 km means you will be walking an average of 10km per day. And 10km is not a short length to walk on steep and high altitude areas. That average day trekking is not attainable by everyone but only by the experienced trekkers. If you are one of them then this trek is good for you.

Moreover, altitude sickness can be a possible problem on this Everest Base Camp Trek 7 days. You’ll land at Lukla(2,860m) to start the trek to reach Everest Base Camp which lies in a surreal height of 5,364m. Not with a single acclimatization day, you will come across a rapid altitude increase. If you have no experience at all in high altitude treks before, you got a problem here of altitude sickness. But if you have been in a high altitude trek(above 4000m) game for a really good time now then you are ready to move on.

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Flight Duration: 45 minutes Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours Altitude Gain: 2804m, Phakding And with the early dawn, you trek to Everest Base Camp will get kicked off by reaching out for the Lukla flight. Lukla is only 45 minutes away from Kathmandu by flight. It's a scenic 45 minutes of your life where you will look at the entire Himalayan range, attractive terrains from your window. Then your plane will touch down at one of the most thrilling airports in the world, Lukla Airport. After your check out from the airport, you will leave Lukla for starting the most awaited trek. This is the point from where your 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek actually begins. As soon as you leave Lukla, you will find yourself trekking ahead amid the woods of the Khumbu region. Then moving through various settlements and crossing several suspension bridges for 4 to 5 hours you will be at Phakding. Overnight at the teahouse.
Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours Altitude Gain: 3,440m, Namche Now you head ahead for the Namche Bazaar from Phakding after breakfast. Today is the day when you will arrive in the most developed area of the Khumbu region. But before that, you have to pass through several villages and the woods of Sagarmatha National Park. You move further and further enjoying the best views of terrains and mountains. The most amazing peaks of the Everest region start to appear around the sky before Namche. Namche is the best place to stay around before you move towards the most rural part of the world. So while in Namche make sure you enjoy the fullest before you leave rural life for 4 days. Overnight at the lodge of Namche.
Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours Altitude Gain: 3,860m, Tengboche After the awesome night at Namche, you will head out on the early droplets to see Tengboche before the dusk. It will be a steep trekking day when you will leave Namche Bazaar for moving closer to the mountains. Today will also be a happening day when you will cross nicely settled Sherpa villages, lush forest, suspension bridges, Buddhist mani walls, and many more. And yes, after 6 hours of a stretch from Namche, you will arrive in Tengboche where the most important monastery of Nepal lies. It is called Tengboche Monastery, the big Buddhist temple with a great history behind its formation. Moreover, the foreground of this monastery allows striking views of peaks like Ama Dablam, Pumori, etc. Your overnight will happen at the teahouse in Tengboche.
Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours Altitude Gain: 4400m, Dingboche Here comes another busy trekking day when you will march for Dingboche from Tengboche. It is also the day to cross the 4000m altitude. With every increase in height, you will see better and better views. After the early blessings from Tengboche Monastery, you will start the 6 hours long trek through another monastery homing village Debuche. There is a lot to explore like Thanka architectures, mani walls, prayer flags, and wheels. Then you will join the ascending trail to reach Dingboche. It is a beautifully situated village of Sherpa peoples who lay 365 days within the foothills of mountains. The mountain views from Dingboche are the best until reaching here. You’ll spend the evening around the Dingboche by having a maximum of the mountain and cultural exploration.
Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours Altitude Gain: 4,940m, Lobuche Now you better carry a bottle of water as you are about to reach 5000m today. Also, watch out for every next step, it's all rough and rugged trails now after you leave Dingboche. Though the trials are difficult today, the mountain views of Ama Dablam, Chocolate, Pumori, Taboche, Lobuche, Lhotse, and some more will try to compensate you. After crossing several villages, you will reach the glacier trail made by the Khumbu glacier. This particular part is the most challenging to walk but you have been to such roads a couple of times. You will cross that hurdle to reach Lobuche, a beautiful village situated very near to the whitish mountains. Overnight at Lobuche.
Trek Duration: 7 to 8 hours Flight Duration: 20 to 30 minutes Altitude Gain: 5,364m, Everest Base Camp It is the day when your wish to reach Everest Base Camp comes alive. But before that, you have to make the longest stretch of the entire 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek. This is the time to trek all the way to Everest Base Camp from Lobuche which is not an easy trek at all. Trails are rougher now, altitude is also high now and so is the total trekking duration. Firstly, after leaving Lobuche you will arrive at Gorak Shep then after a quick rest you march on to make history. And then you are here at the most astonishing Everest Base Camp. Take a bow for yourself for reaching the base camp of the world's highest mountain. And celebrate the view of Mt Everest along with some other siding peaks. Also, take some time to enjoy the vision of Khumbu glacier and its icefalls. You will also find Everest climbers settling there in the Everest Base Camp preparing for the climb. It's a busy time for your eyes to take in views from every side. After the lifetime lasting views at EBC, you will drop back towards Gorakshep. This time you will easily trek as it is a descending trail. There at the Gorak Shep, a helicopter for your return to Lukla will be heating up. As soon as you reach Gorak Shep, you will hope into the ride before it gets too dark. Within 20 minutes, you will reach Lukla for the overnight rest after the tiring day.
Flight Duration: 45 minutes Altitude Gain: 1400m, Kathmandu Here arrives the day that most of the trekkers never wish to come after being in the heavenly Everest region. This is the last day of 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek. Here, you will join the flight of scenic 45 minutes to Kathmandu from Lukla. You’ll enjoy each and every minute flight by looking at Mount Everest and other peaks for the last time until your next visit. Then you’ll finally arrive at Kathmandu to celebrate the success of the completion of the trek.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a trekker with no prior high altitude trek experience. Can I do 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek?

It’s hard to say either you can or you cannot because it’s all on your trekking strength. But if you have not done any high altitude treks before then you may get a lot of threats from altitude sickness on this trek. It’s one of the highest altitude treks in the world that takes you around 5500m of altitude. There are also no acclimatization days included on the Everest Base Camp Trek 7 days itinerary. So we would like to say, It’s too risky to do your first high elevation trek without acclimatization days.

How to be eligible for Everest Base Camp Trek 7 days?

To be an eligible trekker for this shortest Everest Base Camp Trek, the first thing is a high altitude trek experience. You should be used to higher altitudes before this trek. Thus, a good high altitude experience is a must. Secondly, you need to be at a good fitness level and health condition. As you have to trek for around 10km per day in the highest parts of the world. Thus, sound health and physical condition are needed.

What are the permits required for 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek?

The two permits that are necessary for doing this trek are Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and Khumbu Local Area Permit. National park permit costs around USD 30 per person and Local Area Permit is USD 20 per person. You will require a photocopy of your passport and two passport-sized photos for getting each of the permits.

What kind of accommodation should I expect on this trek?

Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular trek in Nepal and the world. The types of accommodations on this trek are better than other trekking trails. Teahouses are dotted all over the trekking trail of Everest Base Camp to provide accommodations. You will get basic facilities like food, lodging with some extra facilities like the hot shower, charging, and WIFI.

Should I need to be concerned about altitude sickness?

Yes, I would say rather more concerned when you are doing treks like Everest Base Camp Trek in just 7 days. The altitude on this trek changes drastically every day by a margin of 1000 meters per day. So, on such a rapid altitude changing trek, there are higher chances of getting hit by altitude sickness. Plus, there is not a single day to acclimate your body with new altitudes on this trek. So, altitude sickness should be a major concern here.

What are the symptoms of altitude Sickness? How to prevent it?

The common symptoms of altitude sickness are headache, dizziness, tiredness, loss of appetite, shortness of breath. These symptoms can turn worse when not treated on time. There can be a need for emergency helicopter evacuation if situations have turned worse already. Therefore, it’s better to prevent it before it really hits you. The possible preventive measures of altitude sickness are; stay hydrated, take rests, don’t rush, don’t intake alcohol or tobacco at all.

How much is the availability of ATM booths on the trek?

The first point where you will find ATM booths is in Kathmandu and the last point is the Namche Bazaar of Khumbu region. This means once you bid farewell to Namche there will not be ATM booths any further. Therefore, it’s better to get your cash withdrawn before Namche to avoid cash problems.

What are the chances of Lukla flight getting canceled or delayed?

The clouds of flight cancellation and delays are always around Lukla. The airstrip of Lukla is located at 2860m which is obviously a higher region. And the weather and cloud conditions of high altitudes are never a sure shot. It can change any time and last any longer. So, always have a plan to cover the flight delays and cancels.

How is this 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek graded as?

This EBC Trek of 7 days is a moderately difficult trek in which trekkers have to complete a 65km steep and high altitude trek within 6 days. It’s not a piece of cake for the inexperienced trekkers who have not trekked in higher parts of the world. But its for those trekkers who are old in this game.

Is it safe to drink water from taps on the trek?

The water is not a problem at all when you are doing the EBC Trek. Drinking water from a tap is safe but only after the purification. It’s better to carry water purification tablets to save some bucks. Otherwise, teahouses also sell already purified water bottles.

What is the food like in this trek?

Teahouses on the trekking trail provide varied food items from western to local cuisine. But, the most easily found food item is Dal Bhat, a typical local food menu that is a set of rice, fried lentil, vegetable, pickle. Moreover, you can expect meals like Spaghetti, Noodles, Porridge, Pasta, etc along with tea, coffee, bakery items, energy drinks.

What is the availability of services like WIFI and Charging on this trek?

You will find WIFI and charging facilities in almost every teahouse you enter into. But they charge you extra for such services. The cost for WIFI and charging is around 1 to 3 USD per hour. But when it’s about WIFI don’t expect the fast internet.

Can I do Everest Base Camp Trek solo?

Yes, you can do this trek on your own. But for that, you need to do everything by yourself from booking the Lukla flight to your return flight to Kathmandu. This takes a lot of energy and hassle. If you are okay with that you can do as it is a different experience. On the other hand, you can just let a guiding company do all of the arrangements. You just need to trek and enjoy that’s all.

What about the porter facilities? Will I get any?

A big yes, there are porters who charge you some fee per day to carry your load. You have to pay a salary per day which includes their food and accommodations.

How experienced will be my trekking guide on this 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek?

Surely, you will get accompanied by an experienced trekking guide for your better trekking experience. Our guides are very old in this game of guiding and will make you not feel any hassles on the entire trek.

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