7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

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05 June, 2020
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  • Trip Duration7 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate - Strenuous
  • Best SeasonMarch, April, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
  • Max Altitude5545 m (Kalapathar)

Overview

The 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most admiring adventure trekking on the earth and it has become the most popular trekking destination so far Ever since Sir. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay both scaled the peak of Mount Everest (8848m) in 1953. Enjoy the trek of a lifetime, and we can help you to get there.

The amazing trek to Everest Base Camp is among the most dramatic and picturesque in the Khumbu region of the Himalayas. This trek offers a wide variety of sceneries and it’s nature and culture and they are spectacular.

The 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek is technically challenging with 6 days of ascending at higher altitudes, rocky and staircases ups and downs. But, it’s worth making and achieves the goal of a lifetime. This journey also brings a lot of joy with different experiences of seeing a real-life of the mountain people and their hospitality. This is not all about to hike up and down also gain a massive mutual experience which can certainly change your life. 

Shrtestest Everest base camp venture takes you all the way to base camp of the world’s highest peak which is situated at an altitude of 5364 meters through the beautiful Everest region into the Sagarmatha National Park. Moreover, this 7 days EBC route also includes Kalapathar, Kalapathar is a small black peak located at 5545 meters and it’s one of the best viewpoints to enjoy the sunrise views over Mount Everest as well as dramatic panoramic closer Mountain Views of the whole Everest region including Majestic Mount. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Kangtega, Pumori, Khumbuche, Ama Dablam, and many others. It’s absolutely breathtaking place and worth to be here at least once in a lifeline. 

This trip starts from Lukla with a short flight from Kathmandu city with a leading guide by our friendly and hospitable Sherpas. From Lukla, the journey takes us through the most charming and historical Sherpa villages of Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Pheritse, and Gorakshep then after finally at the base camp, after 6 days of ascending from Lukla to the beast camp then you’ll fly back to Lukla by helicopter from Gorakshep and then the trip will be ended up next day by taking a short flight from Lukla to Kathmandu on an airplane.

The 7 days Everest Base Camp trek is challenging and considered to be strenuous trail walking for 6 days at a higher altitude which identically demands lots of your physical strength and mental endurance to conquer the one but it’s not impossible to do it with your strong passion and determination. We assume that your trip with our loyal and highly experienced guide will have become much easier and comfortable than what you heard. 

This trek itinerary is designed by our professional guide team for those mountaineers who are thinking of participating in a trip to EBC on a limited time. However, if your holidays are more than a week then we do recommend you check our  12 Days Everest Base Camp or 14 days Everest Base camp trek, with proper acclimatization. 

Most importantly, to be joined for this amazing venture is time and season matter, However, the most preferred or best time of the year for this trek is autumn (September -November) and Spring (March-May). These months are the best and have quite stable weather conditions around the Mountainside with crystal clear views and moderate temperatures in the Himalayas.

Complimentary Benefits Of This Trek

  • Free Airport transportation on arrival and departure days (We will pick you up and drop you off) 
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, Down jacket and walking poles (rental is included if needed)
  • Duffle bag if required  (Optional) 
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART's hiking T-shirt
  • An Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse in high altitude to find out the accurate health condition while you are trekking in the mountain.
  • WOKI TOKI - for communication during the trek 

Highlights

  • Visit beautiful temples in Kathmandu valley 
  • A short flight to and from Lukla (Tenzing Hillary AIRPORT) 
  • Walkthrough the most beautiful villages of the region
  • Meeting Sherp people and learn about their culture and lifestyle
  • Trekking in the corner of the majestic mountains every day 
  • Reach EBC
  • Hike to Kalapathar for the sunrise view on the mountains
  • Enjoy the worlds most beautiful mountains of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama-doblom, Pumori and many more
  • Dramatic flight back to Lukla from Base camp by helicopter

Itinerary

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                Trip inclusion

                • International Airport- Hotel- Airport pick up and drop off by private car/Jeep/ Hiace.
                • Meals on the full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
                • A highly experienced helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government
                • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
                • All necessary papers including Everest national park permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
                • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, and down jacket on request (optional)
                • Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek
                • Namche- Everest Base Camp- Kalapathar- Lukla by Helicopter 
                • Assistant guide 
                • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in the both Kathmandu and Lukla airport
                • Supplementary snacks: energy bar, crackers, and cookies, etc.
                • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every evening after dinner.
                • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
                • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
                • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART company T-shirt
                • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
                • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
                • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by your Travel Insurance)
                • All government, Local taxes/ vat and official Expenses
                • Nepal entry visa fees (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
                • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule (Foods and accommodations before or after the trek) 
                • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic such as Fanta, Coca-cola, sprite, water, beer, etc.
                • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
                • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
                • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
                • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from the high-altitude 
                • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
                • Tips for guide and staffs (Tipping is expected
                • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek.

                Trip Info

                Food on 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

                Trekking in the Himalayas is an amazing adventure experience of a lifetime, for multiple-days of trekking we obviously need a solid diet and hygienic foods to keep us strong and energize. As we trek in the mountain our body obviously needs a good level of dieting foods like protein and carbohydrate to maintain our fitness level for the trekking. However, the meal in this trek is very handy but it might be slightly different size/taste than as it in city areas.

                During the trek, we have a pretty wide selection of the food items on the tea houses menus which are originated and prepared by the local community, the names of the most common meals of the region as given below.

                Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named by Gurung bread in Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano

                Common Lunch options – different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

                Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings) different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

                On the tea houses, the menu has plenty of non-veg items are mentioned but officially any of meats are not our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as high area is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to persuade you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.

                Deseret and Snacks options,- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruits snicker/ mars bar, popcorns, cake, and pastries, etc.

                Hot Drink options – Varieties of hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.)

                Water options during 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

                The water on a trek is available at every trekking lodges or shopping shops along the way, buying a regular bottle of mineral water costs 1-3 USD per litter. Everest region has plenty of water sources to get the water as you can also refill the water from the random taps or water source, refilling waters from any of those sources is potable but it will be fine to drink with a Lifetraw or using the water purification pills – at least 2-4 L water per day is recommended to drink that keeps you hydrated.

                Accommodation facts on 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

                Accommodations on the mountain are very simple in tea hoses. The rooms typically only 2- 3 single beds with nice and warm blankets, pillows, comfortable matrices, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and nice views. However, a singles private room will be provided during the trek without any extra cost for solo female travelers.

                During the trek, we will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great views of the mountain and sceneries.

                NOTE: Kathmandu has a large range of luxury stars hotels offers to select for your stay. However, we will also be pleased to part of this help to make the reservations for the 4 and 5 start hotel booking as well on request.

                Best Time to Do Everest Base Camp Trek

                Choose the best month for your remarkable trekking experience of a lifetime! Nepal has five seasons like many other countries; spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter. Among all these seasons there is mainly two distinct trekking season for Everest Base Camp or any region treks in Nepal which are autumn and spring.

                Spring (Pre-monsoon) – Spring includes Feb, March, April, and May, the weather in this month is largely stable and dry with a moderate climate. This time of the year is fairly perfect for trekking in the Everest region offers a crystal clear view of the mountains and sceneries every day, the Temperature can reach up to 15- 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime and the temperature at the nighttime can drop down to - 8/12 degrees Celsius. The spring welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation that make the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.

                Autumn (Post monsoon)- Autumn is another great season for trekking on Everest Base Camp, Autumn includes months of September, October, November, and December. During the autumn, the temperatures should be rated as between 14-20 degrees in the daytime, and nighttime can decrease to -5/10 degrees Celsius, it’s great for the trekking.

                Passport and Visa

                If you are traveling to Nepal you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. However, the arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu's where you can simply get On Arrival Visa” and you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

                You will be charged $40 USD as visa application fees for 30 days tourist visa to the forefingers except for Chinese and India. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa)!

                Travel Insurance

                In Saftey resonson, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers in participating any trek and tour tour programs on the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas is like security on which you can rely on and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuations expense it will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything things that may go wrong.

                Packing list for 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

                The following lists are the essentials trekking gear which is recommended for trekking in Nepal and all listed gears can also buy easily in Kathmandu, Kathmandu has a number of shops selling the necessary cloths and gear for trekkers.

                • A few pairs of Thermal tops
                • Fleece jacket/pullover
                • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
                • Down jacket -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
                • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
                • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
                • Mittens/woolen gloves
                • Warm Hiking socks
                • Trekking sue with spare laces
                • Pair of flip flop
                • Underwears & Swiming costume
                • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
                • Sun hat/scarf
                • Sunglasses
                • Sleeping bag -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
                • Trekking poles (Not 100%)
                • Day bag above 40 L
                • 1 set- Headlamp
                • Small lock for the day backpack
                • Reusable water bottles- 2 letters
                • Water purification tablets/ electric light
                • Wash towel
                • Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
                • Rain poncho
                • Basic personal first aid kit

                Safety and Satisfactions

                SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.

                On this trek, you will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally come from the mountain (same region) of Nepal, the guide will be carrying all the essentials equipment with first aid kit for safety reasons; we would like you to take some of your own personal mediation on this trek. However, in the emergency case, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu.

                Note: During the trek, make sure you are always on the safe zone of the place wherever you are while trekking on the mountain because you may encounter a number of mules, yaks are carrying the suppliers for hotels, Yaks Donkey and Jokpa use for the major transportations in the Himalayas region, as we always need to be aware with them, and stay at the safe place especially at the narrow section of the trail.

                Responsible tourism

                Our experienced field staff/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role of following the rules.

                • please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs

                • Please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community.
                • please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
                • Please help the local community to encourage the positive sides of tourism as long as possible.
                • We Alpine Ramble Treks involved in Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable positive environmentally sensitive of both travelers and communities.

                Transportations on Trek

                Alpine Ramble provides all the necessary transportation for your trip including free arrival and departure transportation services. On your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our airport representative by traditional flower then you will be reassigned to the respective Hotel. Similarly, we will also provide private vehicles for the city tour like Kathmandu valley sightseeing, Nagarkot Sunrise view tour, or any others in Nepal on request.

                Booking and payment process

                Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075. We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations, therefore, any adventure interested persons are heartily welcomed to be booked and be part of our family now, we treat you as family members while traveling with us.we called mountain family, home away from home with us.

                To process a trip booking with us, you're required to deposit 10 % of the full trip cost in advance to the prior of time to make sure all the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. the remaining of the payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit cards or in cash - cash would be much appreciated. At the same time, we would also like to request you to send us all your documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking.

                Extra personal expenses on trekking

                During the trek, all your foods are included in the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks), the foods will be served as per package program and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra.

                Last-minute booking

                The last-minute booking can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form or, sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trip.

                We look forward to experiencing this trip with you in the land of the mighty mountains, and the place of Lord Gautama Buddha

                FAQs

                Yes, Visitors can get - On Arrival visa very easily at the Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season.

                • Ascend Slowly
                • Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco
                • Proper Acclimatization Rest and walk slowly
                • Drink plenty of water - at least 3 liters of a day
                • Eat Well and Plenty- mostly soups items like garlic, ginger, etc
                • Use the Diamox as per Doctor's instructors if AMS symptoms grew 
                Yes, you could choose to own your departure dates according to your time and schedule if the published Departure dates are not suitable for your travel plans, we will help you to customize the trip Itinerary on your own time and preferences. 

                Apparently, the hiking would be at least 4-6  hours per day

                Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits of Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems) and they are all helped and provided by Alpine Ramble Trekks- it's all are included on our package program.

                Of course, yes, you can!  This trekking tour can be done by anyone from 8 years young to 75 years old with a reasonably fit by physical and mental. However, this trekking tour will be guided by a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide who helps you to accomplish the trek with great help and support thoroughly.

                Yes, Our Guide and Porters are all insured and they have trekking climbing insurances for trekking to any mountain in Nepal.

                 

                The Highest Point of our trek is 5545 meters (KALAPATHAR)  above the sea level 

                Everest base camp elevation is 5364 meters 

                The answer is absolutely Yes, we have been trekking many times with a solo female trekker and all of the trekking tours have successfully done by supporting the help of our friendly and experienced Guides and sherpa team.
                 

                Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for trekking to the Everest region. -your travel insurance must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for individual trekking members, please kindly provide us your insurance to us at the time of booking your trip or later - before your trip get started. Alpine Ramble will help and assist you to buy travel insurance for potential unforeseen events or altitude sickness during the trek.

                Yes, on upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by one of our Alpine Ramble crews and transfer to the respective hotel
                 

                Yes, almost every teahouse has Wifi offer with a little charge 

                Yes, we will help you to exchange your current very easily 

                Yes, The laundry and Hot shower (more likely bucket shower at the higher point of the trek) services are available with small charge 

                Yes, we have a safe place to store your luggage at our Hotel or office.

                The best season of the year for this trek is Autumn ( Spe- Dec) and Spring ( March-May) with the clear sky and great views- the temperatures are moderate, you can also do the trek in other months as well with less crowded. 

                 

                Yes, Kathmandu has plenty of shops offering the best prices for trekking gears.

                The travelers need to be paid 10% of the full trip cost in advance and remaining of the funds for trekking can be made on arrival in Kathmandu. For the booking of your trip please go through the section of "BOOK YOUR TRIP" and click there to make your reservation, it's instant booking confirmation. 

                 

                Yes, you can be paid either way. However, we recommend you to pay in cash for the remaining of your tour balance, paying by credit card charge you 4 % extra as serving fee by the bank. Any amounts of cash are acceptable! 

                Yes, Three meals of a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the trek in the mountain and foods you will be eating as per menu- offers a wide verity of meals including local and western continentals. 

                Yes, Or guide will be taking a first aid kit with basis medicines including Diamox. However, we would recommend you to take some medicine by yourself. 

                Reviews

                • Sandra V - March 18, 2017

                  The service was excellent. We had the best trek ever, with Krishna leading the way as the perfect guide. Very friendly, respectful, with a lot of fun as well. We could walk our own pace, and have enough space. It made us fall in love with Nepal!