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7 days Everest Base Camp Trek is a short and scenic visit to the base camp of the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest. This trek takes trekkers to the Khumbu region of Nepal. The region displays the real-life and culture of Sherpas and Tibetan Buddhists.

Trek to the Everest Base Camp will give you a chance to explore some of the adventurous places on earth. This 7 days EBC trek is suitable for the ones who have very short time but still want to explore the Everest region. The region offers some of the best views of Mount Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Nuptse, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt Gaurisankhar, Mt Langtang, etc. This 7 days journey takes you to the Sagarmatha National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is the first choice of every adventure seeker. The adventure involves exploring some of the amazing places that you should not miss out. During the 7 days journey, you will get to explore several big and small monasteries. Tengboche monastery is the major attraction of the trek. It is the oldest and the largest monastery of the Khumbu region. The trek takes you to unique settlements and beautiful forests which will give you a wonderful experience.

The 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek starts with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You will cover some of the great places of the Everest region such as Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Lobuche, Gorekshep, etc. after exploring the Everest Base Camp, you will head back to Gorekshep. It is from Gorekshep that you will take a helicopter flight back to Lukla. From Lukla, you will board a flight to Kathmandu. So, the 7 days EBC trek will give you a lifetime of experience via helicopter flight on your way back over some of the beautiful Himalayas.

So, if you have planned your trip to the 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek, what are you waiting for? Book your trip with us at Index Adventure. Our 7 days itinerary to the Everest Base Camp is best for every type of trekker.

Trip Highlights of 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Breathtaking views of some of the beautiful mountains such as Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, ETC.
  • Experiencing the local life of people living in the Himalayas.
  • Exploring some of the beautiful monasteries, Gompas, Chortens, Mani walls, and more.
  • Visiting the oldest and the largest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery.
  • A chance to have ariel views of some of the beautiful mountains, monasteries, waterfalls, icefalls, Khumbu glaciers, etc. on your way back to Lukla.

Index Adventure will help you throughout your journey to the Everest. We can also arrange you with an experienced guide will assist you along the way. Feel free to contact us if you have any confusion.

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Routes to 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 01 - Flight from KTM flight to Lukla (35 minutes) and trekking to Phakding (2,652m)

On the first day of your 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek, our representative will pick you up from the hotel and drop you at the airport. From there, you will board a scenic flight to Lukla. From Lukla, you will walk towards a tiny village of Phakding for about 2-3 hours.

Day 02 - Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3,440m/11,283ft)

Trekking distance: 12 km

Trekking Duration: 5-6 hours

Today is the day when you will trek towards the gateway to the Everest region, Namche Bazaar. The trail from Phakding to Namche Bazaar passes through several Sherpa villages like Rimijung, Zamfute, Benkar, and Chhamuwa. All these offers tranquil beauty in the Himalayan region. After crossing the Tenzing Hilary suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River, you will walk towards Namche. Namche is the major tourist hub in the Everest region.

Day 03 - Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870 m)

Walking distance: 10.4 km

Walking Duration: 4-5 hours

The trail takes uphill ascent towards the Sherpa village at Kyangjuma and then towards Sansa. On this day, the journey will reward you with some of the best views of Mount Ama Dablam. You will walk through the dense forest of rhododendron and cross suspension bridges from Phunki Thanga. The route will then take you towards Tengboche. Tengboche monastery is the major attraction of this place. It is the largest and the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region.

Day 04 - Tengboche to Dingboche (4,350m)

Walking distance: 12 km

Walking Duration: 5 hours

From Tengboche, you will walk towards the stone-paved path to reach at Debuche. You will visit the Debuche monastery and explore the Thanka paintings and architectural elegance. You will then ascend towards a dense forest to reach Pangboche. From Pangboche, you will walk towards a flat trail to Orso and then towards Dingboche. Dingboche is the perfect destination for acclimatization.

Day 05 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940 m)

Walking Distance: 9 km

Walking Duration: 4-5 hours

After breakfast, you will towards Dusa along the Dughla village. You will get to view the wonderful views of Ama Dablam, Taboche, Cholatse, Pumori, Lhotse, and many more. The route involves walking along the moraine glacier formed by Khumbu glacier. You will stay at a lodge on reaching Lobuche.

Day 06 - Trek from Lobuche to Everest base camp (5,364 m) & trek back to Gorakshep & Helicopter fly back to Lukla.

Trekking Duration: 6-8 hrs.

Today is the day when you will finally conquer the Everest Base Camp. The Everest Base Camp is around 3.5 km away from Lobuche. The routes pass through several streams, moraines, rocky dunes, etc. On reaching the base camp, you will explore some of the majestic views of Khumbu glacier, icefalls, and neighboring mountain peaks. Later, you will head back to Gorekshep. You will catch a helicopter ride from Gorekshep to Lukla and fly over some of the magnificent Himalayan ranges.

Day 07 - Early morning fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Early in the morning, you will board a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. It will take you around 35 minutes to reach Kathmandu airport from Lukla.

Index Adventure will help you throughout your journey to the Everest. We can also arrange you with an experienced guide will assist you along the way. Feel free to contact us if you have any confusion.

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What is the favorable time for 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek?

Choosing a favorable time is very important during the Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather and temperature play a great role in making your trek easy and comfortable. Usually, autumn and spring are the best time of the year for Everest Base Camp Trek.

Autumn ( September, October, November)

Undoubtedly, Autumn is the best time of the year for Everest Base Camp Trek. Autumn experiences a clear and fresh trekking trail. The skies are usually clear during the autumn season and give you the beautiful scenery of the majestic mountains.

Although you might expect light rainfall in September, October to December is the time when monsoon fully ends in the Everest region. You may also see the plants and animals getting ready for the winter hibernation. Overall, the weather and temperature become perfect during the autumn season.

Spring (March, April, May)

The spring season prevails in the month of March, April, and May in Nepal. It is one of the best times of the year for trekking. This season remains clear and beautiful. Spring is the time when flowers bloom and new plants start to grow. The skies remain clear as it does not see any rainfall except for late May.

The average weather and temperature of the Everest Region during Spring range between 17- 23 degrees. However, the temperature gradually decreases as you move towards the higher altitude.

Spring is the peak season for trekking in Nepal. So, you can find many trekkers trekking to Everest Base Camp during the spring season. So, make sure to book your tickets as early as possible.

Difficulties during 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most difficult treks to do in Nepal. The trek is challenging and physically demanding. Although you do not require any technical training, physical fitness is very important during Everest Base Camp Trek. The 7 days EBC trek might not be suitable for all. But, for the ones who are physically fit and have quite an experience of trekking, the trek is achievable.

The 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty depends upon various factors. Some of these factors are as follows:

Weather and Temperature

The weather and temperature of a particular place play a great role to make your trek easy and comfortable. Trekking in harsh weather conditions and low temperature are very difficult. You can only imagine how difficult it would be to walk in snowy trails.

Usually, the weather and temperature during winter and monsoon season may not be the best. The weather becomes unfavorable in winter, especially in the higher areas. The temperature might fall to minus above the height of 2000 meters in the Everest region.

Likewise, the weather might not be very favorable in the monsoon season too. Monsoon rain makes the trail wet and muddy. There may be chances of an accident when you walk in such slippery trails. So, make sure you are mentally prepared for all the challenges that come along when trekking during winter and monsoon seasons.

Type of Trekker

Many trekkers have different opinions regarding the Everest Base Camp Trek. I have seen trekkers returning back without conquering their destinations. And I have also come across people who have easily trekked to the EBC. So, the difficulties during the Everest Base Camp trek also depends upon the type of trekker you are.

If you are someone who has a lot of high altitude trekking experience, the 7 days EBC trek would not be difficult for you. However, for the ones who are not used to trekking at all, this trek would be quite challenging for you. So, make sure you do enough physical exercises such as running, swimming, cycling, etc which will increase your physical endurance.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is the major difficulty trekkers face when trekking to high altitude like the Everest Base Camp Trek itself. The main cause of altitude sickness is the low level of oxygen in the higher areas and lack of dehydration. A person with altitude sickness faces several symptoms such as headache, fever, dizziness, diarrhea, vomiting, etc. So, if you find yourself getting into any such difficulty, descend to a lower height immediately.

Keeping your body hydrated is also very important to reduce the chances of altitude sickness. Therefore, drink plenty of water when trekking. Do not consume any alcoholic beverages. Consuming alcohol will only dehydrate your body and make you an easy target of altitude sickness.

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Food and Accommodation during 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

During your 7 days journey to the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will have varieties of options in food items. You will have various options in food from traditional Nepali food to Chinese, continental, and many more. The most common food served during the EBC trek is Dal Bhat and Tarkari which is the combination of rice, pulses and seasonal vegetables. Along with this, you can have a burger, pizza, noodles, porridge, bread, egg, sandwich, etc. you can also choose your own drinks if you want to.

You will stay at a standard five- star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. During your trek to Everest Base Camp, you will stay in a teahouse accommodation for overnight stay. The teahouses will provide you with basic facilities such as a bed, pillow, and a blanket. Most of the teahouses will not provide you with toilet facilities. So, it is better to bring your own toiletries.

Conclusion

Overall, the 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek is a great alternative for the ones who have limited time but still want to explore the Everest region. The journey is truly rewarding and exciting. You will collect unforgettable memories for a lifetime when you trek to Everest Base Camp. Do not think twice if you really want to witness the beauty of the Himalayas.

Index Adventure will help you throughout your journey to the Everest. We can also arrange you with an experienced guide will assist you along the way. Feel free to contact us if you have any confusion.