7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Cost

03 March 2019 | Arjun Rijal

Aren’t you excited for the most exotic journey of your lifetime?

Everest base camp 7 days trek is a wonderful trek into the great Everest Himalayas. This trek is among the most popular treks in Nepal. It is a combination of natural and cultural wonders.

During the trek, you can witness the enticing cultures of the Himalayan Sherpas. Their hospitality and simple way of living is inspiring.

The trek takes you into amazing mountain valleys. You will see the magnificent panorama of the snow-clad peaks in the Khumbu region. Walking through Sagarmatha National Park and exploring diverse flora and fauna is a unique experience.

7 days everest base camp trek

Limelights of 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

  • The short and scenic flight to and from Kathmandu-Lukla.
  • Trekking to the lap of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest.
  • Unforgettable experiences with the mesmerizing peaks including Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt Makalu 8463m, Mt Cho Oyo 8153m, Mt. Lhotse 8501m, and Mt. Lhotse Shar 8393m.
  • The incredible Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Icefall.
  • The best viewpoint of Everest, Kalapatthar 5643 meters.
  • Unique Sherpa culture, lifestyles of Sherpa people, and their remarkable hospitality.
  • Enchanting natural wonders at the Sagarmatha National Park. The diverse flora and faunas are lovely.
  • Helicopter flight from Gorak Shep to Lukla.

Outline Itinerary: 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 01 - Flight from KTM flight to Lukla 35 minute flight, Distance 136.17km, and trekking to Phakding (2652m): walking distance 2-3 hours, 200 meters descent and 50 meters ascent - 8km

Day 02 - Phakding trekking to Namche Bazaar (3440m): walking distance 5-6 hours, 300 meters ascent and 300 meters descent - 11.3 km.

Day 03 - Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (3867m): walking distance 4-5 hours, 350 meters descent and 750 meters ascent- 10.4 km.

Day 04 - Tengboche trekking to Dingboche (4360m): walking distance 5 hours, 70 meters descent and 580 meters ascent - 12 km.

Day 05 - Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m): walking distance 4-5 hours, 700 meters ascent - 9 km

Day 06 - Trek from Lobuche to Everest base camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft.) & trek back to Gorakshep (5,170 m/16,961 ft.) & Helicopter fly back to Lukla. Trek hour: 6-8 hrs.

Day 07 - Early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and Departure. Flight hour: 35 min.

If you are interested in this 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek, do not hesitate to contact us, we will make your trip lifetime memorable. 

7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

The 7 days Everest Base Camp trek cost ranges from $2000-$3000 USD depending on the group size. Some basic costs such as all necessary permits and paper costs, Kathmandu to Lukla flight cost, basic Lodging and Fooding during the trek, Guide cost etc. While, the package does not cover the cost such as Nepal entry visa fee, your travel insurance, personal expenses, drinks, guide tips etc. Contact us for exact cost information, we will send you the quotation.

Best Time of the Year for Everest Base Camp Trekking

Autumn (September, October, and November) and Spring (March, April, and May) are the best time of the year for Everest base camp trekking.

Autumn is the most popular season for Everest trekking. The Everest base camp trail sees lots of trekkers during the time from mid-September to mid-October. Spring is the most popular time after autumn.

During these seasons, the weather on the Everest region remains mostly stable. Also, the temperature at the base camp is mild and is favorable for hikes. You will have the best trekking experiences while trekking during these seasons.

best time for 7 days everest base camp trek

What Is The Weather and Temperature Like at Everest Base Camp?

There are four seasons at Everest: Autumn, Spring, Summer, and Winter. Every season in Everest experiences different weather and temperature conditions.

Weather and Temperature in Autumn

During Autumn (September, October, and November) the weather at the Everest base camp is perfect. During autumn, the atmosphere is very clear. The sky is blue. You will see the magnificent views of the enticing peaks.

The base camp experiences post-monsoon weather till mid of September. From mid-September onwards till mid of November, the weather is fairly stable. This is the most popular time for trekking in Everest base camp. From mid of November and onwards, the weather shifts to pre-winter weather.

The temperature in Autumn is mild. The daytime temperatures range from 12 to 20-degree centigrade. These temperatures are perfect for day hikes. The average nighttime temperature in autumn is about 3 degrees. This temperature can go low to -7 degrees in November. Pack some warm gears for the nights.

Weather and Temperature in Spring

Spring (March, April, and May) is a colorful season. During Spring, you’ll see the colorful flowers blooming along the trails. The forests get dominated by the colorful petals of Rhododendrons. Also, the melodious chirps of the birds will guide you through the forested trails.

Spring is the time right after winter. While trekking in early March, you’ll see the vegetation rejuvenating. The wildlife will be more active on the trail as the region warms up day by day. The weather in Spring remains stable with lest chances of rainfalls.

The months of Spring experience moderate temperatures during days. Nights are colder, yet bearable. The daytime temperature in Spring ranges from 12 to 20-degree centigrade. The nighttime temperatures are mild. The lowest nighttime temperature in Spring is -8 degrees.

Weather and Temperature in Summer

Summer (June, July, and August) and Monsoon coincides at the Everest region. During Summer, days are sunny and hot. You will see rainfalls during the evenings. The rain continues through the nights till early mornings. Due to frequent rainfalls, the trekking trails are wet.

The daytime temperature at Everest base camp in Summer ranges between 20 to 25-degree centigrade. June and July are the hottest months. The summer nights are also warmer than the other seasons. The nighttime temperatures can vary between -3 to 5 degrees.

Is Winter Too Cold at The Everest Base Camp?

The months of December, January, and February experience winter season at Everest.

Winter is the coldest season at Everest. The unstable temperature and weather during winter add challenges to the Everest treks.

In winter, the daytime is warm. Daytime temperature averages around 8-degree centigrade. The temperature in the Everest region falls down drastically at nights. The maximum night time temperature is -7 degrees. This can drop down to -15 degrees.

If you are interested in this 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek, do not hesitate to contact us, we will make your trip lifetime memorable. 

How Difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek in 7 Days?

Everest base camp trek is tough because of its geology and altitude. For a beginner, this trek might be tough. But if you have previous trekking experiences, the EBC trek isn’t so hard.

Some of the difficulty factors during the Everest base camp trek are:

Altitude

Altitude is the major difficulty factor during the Everest base camp trek. The trek begins at Lukla, 2860 meters. Even while you are at the lowest elevation of the trek, you are at the risk of altitude sickness.

The Everest base camp is at an altitude of 5380 meters. The trek takes you to the highest elevation of 5554 meters.

You must take proper rest while trekking. Choose itinerary with proper acclimatization schedule. Acclimatizing means getting used to low oxygen levels in the air.

Length

The total length on the Everest Base Camp trek that you will cover by walking is 65 km. On a standard 14 days itinerary, you should walk for 6-7 hours a day. Walking over the steep uphills and downhills over the rugged trails is really tough.

Weather and Temperature

The weather and temperature at the Everest base camp are extreme. We cannot assume the weather at the base camp to be perfect even during the best trekking seasons.

The unpredictable weather and temperature is a challenging factor. Especially, when you are trekking in the off seasons you will find the temperature and weather changing very frequently.

Sometimes, you might have to halt on the trail due to some unexpected disasters. Sometimes there might be delays or cancellations of the Kathmandu-Lukla flight.

Do not Forget to Train Yourself

Trekking to Everest Base Camp demands a lot of physical strength. The EBC trail is remote and difficult. Also, there are various portions of the trail that are tough and require a lot of stamina.

Thus, you must be physically fit and strong before you go. Acquiring physical fitness means being fit for any kinds of hiking or climbing en EBC route.

It isn’t mandatory that you’ll need a professional trainer. You can practice the training on your own. Practice physical strengthening training, cardiovascular endurance, mental development, and minor health exercises.

In your training, you may include:

  • Dancing
  • Hiking practices once or twice a week.
  • Aerobic exercises like swimming, jogging, rowing, etc.
  • Gym training for increasing strength of muscles. Focus on legs, shoulders, and your back.
  • Positive attitude development training.

Simplify Your Everest Base Camp Trek with Our Tips

  • Walk slow. You must maintain a steady pace of the walk during your Everest base camp trek.
  • Take rest. Take small breaks for resting. Do not try to overestimate your strength. You must take rest even if you aren’t feeling tired.
  • Hydrate yourself. Your body dehydrates faster at high altitudes. Make sure you drink plenty of water from time to time.
  • Carry a refillable water bottle. Buying bottled water during the trek is expensive. So, you can carry your own refillable water bottle. Add water purifier to process the water before you drink it.
  • Watch out for altitude sickness symptoms. Be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness. You must take action against the sickness as soon as you see any signs of it. Or your condition might get even worse.
  • Carry appropriate trekking gear. Pack light backpack. Try to avoid the unnecessary items.
  • Trek with a guide or a porter. Trekking with them ensures your safety. There are very scarce chances of getting lost. They will help you out in any conditions, thus easing your trek.

packing list for 7 days everest base camp trek

Discover Exactly What to Bring on Your Everest Base Camp Trek

Here is a list of things that you must pack for your Everest Base Camp trek:

Head

  • Head scarf
  • Warm hat (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (half sleeve and/or long sleeves depending on time of travel)
  • Lightweight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket
  • A pullover
  • Waterproof shell jacket ( breathable fabric)
  • Inner Vest

Lower Body

  • Comfortable underwear briefs (breathable fabric)
  • A pair of Hiking shorts and trousers
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • A pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • Waterproof shell pants (breathable fabric)

Hands and Feet

  • A pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves, wool gloves, or fleece gloves.
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks and/or wool socks (for winter)
  • A pair of comfortable Hiking boots with spare laces. Your boots must have sturdy soles, and ankle support.
  • 1 pair of extra running shoes and sandals
  • Gaiters for winter only

Sleeping

  • A good quality sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C)

Travel Bags

  • A large duffel bag and small padlocks
  • A small daypack or backpack with good shoulder padding (for carrying your valuables)
  • Waterproof covers for your bags

Medical

  • A small sized personal first-aid kit
  • Aspirin
  • First aid tape
  • Plasters (Band-Aids)
  • Ointments for skin blisters
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills like Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic
  • Water purification tablets or liquids
  • A set of earplugs
  • Refillable hot water bottles

Toiletries and Personal Hygiene

  • A medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush and a toothpaste
  • Multi-purpose soap
  • A travel size Shampoo
  • Sanitizer gel and/or anti-bacterial Handwash
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer with high SPF
  • Small mirror
  • Dry or Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll

Important Documents and Items

  • Your original passport
  • 2 extra passport size photos
  • Your airline tickets
  • A proof of travel insurance
  • Hand Cash to pay for gratuities, snacks, drinks and gifts
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Plug Adapter

Conclusion

The Everest base camp trek is a once in a lifetime experience. Plus, this trekking includes the fly back via helicopter. Get ready to explore the Khumbu region and the mesmerizing views of the soaring Everest and we have many trek program if you have longer time such as 12 Days Everest base camp Trek, 14 Days Annapurna Base camp and the 16 days Everest base camp Trek.

We can organize the best trek for you. If you have any interests in trekking with us, Contact Us. If you are short in time for trekking, yet want to go to Everest, let us know. We also organize the Mountain flight to Everest and the Everest Helicopter treks.

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