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Everest Base Camp Short Trek - 7 Days

  • Everest Region , Nepal
  • 7 Days
  • Trekking in Nepal
  • 5164m
Everest Base Camp Short Trek

Everest Base Camp Short Trek

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Trip At Glance

Duration

7

Max Altitude

5545

Best Season

Autumn & Spring

Trip Type

Tea house,Lodge

Transportation

Flight, Helicopter, Car

Accomodation

Hotel Lodge

Overview And Highlights

If 13 days of Everest Base Camp Trek is too long for you, you can now join our 7 days Everest Base Camp Short Trek. Both of these take you to Gorak Shep, Kala Patthar, and the base camp of Everest. However, on a short trek to Everest Base Camp, instead of trekking down to Namche and Lukla while returning, you'll take a helicopter. On the 7th day, after completing the sightseeing of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar, you'll board a helicopter from Gorak Shep to Lukla. And the following morning, you'll fly to Kathmandu or Ramechhap airport.

Throughout this short trek, you'll get a heavenly glimpse of the world's highest mountains, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. Also, guided by our experienced trek guides, you'll trek through beautiful Sherpa villages, stay at luxurious tea houses, and eat healthy meals. And while returning, you'll board a helicopter that offers panoramic bird's eye viewing pleasure of the entire region.

Do you need clarification on whether the Short Everest Base Camp Trek 7 days is for you? We've got you covered. Here are a few topics that clear your doubts about this trek.

Short trek to Everest Base Camp- Idea Junket for Time bound trekkers


We've designed a seven-day Everest Base Camp Short Trek, particularly for trekkers with time constraints. Only some trekkers can trek up to the base camp and return to Lukla on foot. For some, the three days it takes to hike down to Namche and Lukla are precious. Hence, trekking up to EBC and then returning by helicopter saves precious three days for time-bound trekkers.

Our trek itinerary is seven days. However, you can even end this trek on the 7th day by taking a helicopter directly to Kathmandu. You can take an early morning helicopter flight from Gorak Shep to Lukla and Kathmandu. Moreover, if you are not flying on the same day from Lukla, you can catch the flight to Kathmandu or Ramechhap the next day.

Best Trek for Family with Kids


Short Everest base camp trek with kids familyIn recent years, many families have started taking their kids to Everest Base Camp. Also, almost every such family trek to the base camp of Everest has been successful. There's one reason behind it, which is trekking up to base camp and, while returning, taking a helicopter to Lukla.

Call it Everest Base Camp Short Trek or Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return; it is ideal for family. While trekking up for eight days, the kids get tired. With a return on the helicopter, the trek gets shorter, and you can give rest to your tired body and your kids. Also, at Gorak Shep, altitude sickness becomes an issue for many, as most trekkers experience headaches in the morning.

With a morning visit to Kala Patthar, you'll return to Gorak Shep and board a helicopter with your family. While flying, your family can enjoy the bird's eye view of mountains and scenery.

Short Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return- Mix of trek and luxury


Some prefer trekking, whereas others prefer flying on a helicopter and completing the tour in a few hours. Some people love to hike, get the experience of high-altitude trekking, and return luxuriously. And that's you!

Trekking to Everest Base Camp for eight days gives you an excellent experience. As others say, the world rewards those who travel by foot; the trek to Everest Base Camp rewards you in many ways. You'll experience Sherpa culture firsthand, trek along the heavenly mountain panorama, and conquer the base camp of Everest.

Once you complete the trek, a luxurious helicopter return to Lukla waits for you. While returning, you'll not only fly on a helicopter but experience the 360 panoramic view like a bird. You'll reach Lukla in just 20 minutes of flying from Gorak Shep, the utmost luxury you'd get in trekking.

Trek to the heaven of the world's highest mountains

The prominent reason for you reading our Short Trek to Everest Base Camp package is you want this trek. You want this trek because it takes you to the heaven of mountains where you'll see Mt. Everest, the world's highest mountain, alongside Lhotse, Makalu, and many elegant 6000 and 7000 meters mountains.

Trekking in the Everest region is to see the mountains. Whether from the flight or the trek from Lukla, the panoramic mountain scenery greets you from the very first. From Lukla, you'll see mountains like Kongde Ri. From Phakding and Monjo, you'll see Thamserku, Khumbila, and Tawoche.

You'll get the first glimpse of Everest and Lhotse from Namche Bazaar. Alongside, you'll see beautiful Ama Dablam. From Dingboche, you'll also see the summit face of Mt. Makalu, 5th highest mountain in the world.

The base camp area gives you an immaculate mountain panorama with a humongous Khumbu glacier. Your mountain viewing culminates once you hike up to Kala Patthar, where you'll see the grand face of Everest, Lhotse Summit, Pumori, etc.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek- Highlights

  • Short trek to Everest Base Camp with helicopter return from Gorak Shep to Lukla on the last day.
  • Awe-striking sightseeing of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Cholatse, Pumori, Kantega, Thamserku, Island Peak, and several beautiful mountains in the region.
  • Wholesome experience of trekking to the world's highest base camp with a multi-year experienced trekking guide.
  • Trek through lush green forests, cascading Dudh Koshi River, multiple suspension bridges, and beautiful Sherpa settlements.
  • Firsthand experience of Sherpa hospitality, lifestyles, traditions, and Buddhism.
  • Visit famous places, including the world's highest altitude seated Hotel Everest View, Tengboche Monastery, Sherpa Museum, and Kala Patthar.
  • Fixed departure Short trek to Everest Base Camp in 2024 with full-board service, hand-picked itinerary, and well-planned trek logistics with Adventure Nepal Eco Treks

Day to Day Itinerary

: Flight from Kathmandu/Ramechhap to Lukla (25 minutes). Trek to Phakding (2,610 meters, 5 hours, and 6.2 km)

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2610

During October-November and March-May, every flight to Lukla departs from Ramechhap airport. So, if you're on a Short trek to Everest Base Camp in these months, you must take a drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap that takes 5-6 hours.

For the rest of the year, you'll get direct flights to Lukla from Kathmandu airport. The flight time to Lukla is 25 minutes.

After reaching Lukla, you'll stop at a tea house for breakfast/lunch, depending upon the time of day you land at Lukla. Afterwards, you'll start the trek to Phakding, which takes five slow-paced hours. You'll trek along beautiful villages like Chaurikhaka, Ghat, and Phakding.

There are many good-quality tea houses and bakeries in Phakding you can visit. Your guide takes you to the best available tea house for overnight accommodation.

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters, 7.4 km, 6 hours)

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

The second day of your short Everest Base Camp Trek starts with breakfast at Phakding. After breakfast, you'll start your 7-hour trek to Namche.

A thirty-minute trek from Phakding takes you to beautiful TokTok and Benkar. You'll then cross a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and trek to Monjo. At the trekker's check post at Monjo, you'll have your permits checked.

A 10-minute trek from Monjo takes you to Jorsale, where you'll stop for lunch. The riverside tea houses at Jorsale offer an excellent lunch experience.

Past Jorsale, you'll trek another 30 minutes to Larcha Dovan. Here, you'll cross Hilary Bridge, one of the highest suspension bridges in the region.

Past Hillary Bridge, you'll start climbing; it takes almost 2 hours to reach Namche.

You'll settle in at the best available tea house for overnight accommodation.

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860 meters, 9.2 km, 5 hours)

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3860

Since this trek is short, there will be no acclimatization stops at Namche Bazaar.

After breakfast at a tea house in Namche, you'll trek to Tengboche. You'll trek for two hours to Sanasa on a relatively flat trail. From Sanasa, you'll trek down to Phunge Thenga and stop for lunch.

Past Punge Thenga, you'll cross a suspension bridge, stop for a permit check, and climb to Tengboche. The ascend to Tengboche can be tiring, but you can stop for rest at multiple rest places.

At Tengboche, you'll visit Tengboche Monastery and its tourist-visit sites. You'll also stop for moments at Tengboche and view the beautiful Ama Dablam and Lhotse wall.

Based on the availability of tea houses, we'll manage the accommodation at Tengboche. However, if unavailable, you'll trek another 30 minutes to Deboche and settle in for overnight accommodation at a tea house.

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 meters, 9.1 km, 5 hours)

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4410

The distance between Tengboche and Dingboche is quite long. However, as the trail is more flat between these sections, you'll efficiently complete it in 5 hours.

After breakfast at Tengboche, you'll trek down to Deboche, Pangboche, and Somare.

Pangboche is a beautiful village on the base of Mt. Ama Dablam. Here, you can stop for good photographs.

You'll stop at Somare for lunch. From Somare, you'll trek for two and a half hours to Dingboche and settle at a tea house for overnight accommodation.

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940 meters, 6.6 km, 5 hours)

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4940

The Dingboche to Lobuche trek starts after breakfast at the tea house at Dingboche. The day's walk remains easier till Thugla, as the trail between Dingboche and Thugla is relatively flat.

You'll trek to Thuga for three hours and stop for lunch. While trekking, you'll trek alongside Mt. Cholatse and Tawoche. Also, the beautiful Mt. Ama Dablam makes the panorama elegant.

Past Thugla, you'll climb up to Thugla Pass, also termed Everest Memorial. Here, you'll see the memorial sites of climbers who died in the mountains of Everest region.

From Thugla Pass, you'll trek for an hour to Lobuche.

You'll settle in at a tea house for overnight accommodation at Lobuche. You can even visit the world's highest bakery for delicious brownies and cappuccino.

Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,164 meters, 4.5 km, 3 hours). Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters). Return to Gorak Shep. Trek to Kala Patthar in the evening.

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5164

Your beautiful day at Lobuche starts with breakfast at a tea house, followed by trekking to Gorak Shep. One hour past, Lobuche sees you climb a cliff and trek along the glacier moraine.

You'll reach Gorak Shep after three hours of leaving Lobuche. After lunch at a tea house, you'll prepare for the trek to Everest Base Camp.

It takes two hours from Gorak Shep to reach Everest Base Camp. At the base camp, you'll stop for 30 minutes for sightseeing and photographs. You can even explore the glaciers and ice figures around the base camp region.

You'll trek to Kala Patthar viewpoint during the evening for the best view of mountains, including Everest. Also, the sunset glimpse from Kala Patthar gives you an awe experience.

You'll then return to Gorak Shep, where you'll settle in for overnight accommodation.

Helicopter flight from Gorak Shep to Lukla (20 minutes). Flight to Kathmandu/Ramechhap (25 minutes)

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

If you missed the Gorak Shep trek on the last day, you'll have the option of trekking up to the viewpoint at 4 a.m. After returning from Kala Patthar, you'll have breakfast. And if you trek to Kala Patthar's previous day, you'll have breakfast and wait for the helicopter to arrive.

The helicopter picks you up from Gorak Shep and drops you at Lukla airport. From Lukla airport, you'll take the flight to Kathmandu/Ramechhap based on where the flight lands.

If the flight lands at Manthali, you'll get a private vehicle drive to Kathmandu that takes 6 hours.

You'll get a complimentary hotel transfer if you land at Kathmandu airport.

It marks the end of your seven days of Everest Base Camp Short Trek.

 

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
  • Two nights standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All standard meals (7 lunches, 6 dinners, and 7 breakfasts) during the trek
  • Seasonal fresh fruit during the trek
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
  • All necessary paper works Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
  • Gorakshep-Lukla- Helicopter-Lukla-Kathmandu flight with private airport transfer and domestic airport tax.
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment his salary, foods, accommodation and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance company).
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Trekking certificate after the successful trek you have done.
  • Trekking route map/ Domestic Airport tax.
  • Everest base camp trekking route map.
  • Assistant guide group size above 8+ person.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.

 

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal entry visa fee You need 4 passport size photos and $40 dollar
  •  International airfare/Your Travel insurance
  •  Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu/Tips for Guide
  •  Tea/coffee/bottles drinks/Sweets things during the trek.
  •   Hot shower/Battery charge for camera during the trek
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, government  strikes, and physical condition, etc.

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FAQs

On a clear weather day, helicopter return from Gorak Shep will be a routine. However, if the weather changes and becomes unsuitable for a helicopter to fly during the time of your return flight, we can only do something. You'll have the option of either staying at Gorak Shep for the weather to clear. Or, take a horse or even trek down to Lukla by foot.

Our trek guides are one of the most experienced trekking guides in Nepal. For your seven-day trek to Everest Base Camp, you'll get a professional guide who's been to the Everest region more than 20 times. We'll ensure that you'll get guided by an experienced, friendly, and responsible trek guide from us.

Our trek porters are also the most humble, hard-working, and amiable human beings. To make your trek comfortable, they carry your backpacks and give you companionship for the entire trek.

Our trek guides and porters are paid on industry-standard, non-underaged, and without existing health conditions. Our guide and porter for your seven-day trek will help you reach Everest Base Camp and complete the trek with ease.

For a short Everest Base Camp Trek, you'll need two trek permits. Our guide prepares these permits for you once you book the trek with us.

For your information, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Permits are two essential Everest Trek Permits. To learn more about these permits, check out our Everest Base Camp Trek Permits blog.

 

During your short Everest Base Camp Trek 7 days, you'll get Kathmandu-Lukla two-way flight tickets. Also, you'll get a private jeep ride to and from Manthali-Kathmandu, depending upon the time of the trek.

The cost of two-way flight tickets and your ground transport are all-inclusive on the package you pay us.

On the 7th day, you'll take a helicopter from Gorak Shep to Lukla. It costs around USD 500-600 (price may vary) on any given day for group sharing. You can pay us the helicopter fare while booking the trek or settle directly on your return from Gorak Shep.

Accommodations and meals during the 7-day short Everest Base Camp Tre are among the best on any trekking in Nepal. The tea houses on this trek offer modern amenities like wifi, hot water shower, attached bathrooms, and even heated blankets.

The most common accommodation style is twin sharing with attached bathrooms at most places.

You'll get three meals daily, including one breakfast, one lunch, and one dinner. You can have different item choices for each meal.

Breakfast includes porridge, oatmeal, toast, omelet, hashed potatoes, pies, pancakes, etc. For breakfast, you'll also get hot drinks like tea, coffee, and ginger lemon honey.

Lunch and dinner meals include but are not limited to pizza, burgers, spaghetti, noodle soup, dumplings, Dal Bhat with lentil soup and cooked vegetables.

For complete meals and accommodation ideas, you can read our Everest Base Camp Accommodation and Meal blog.

 

The Everest Base Camp short trek typically takes around 7 to 10 days to complete. This duration includes both the trekking days and necessary rest or acclimatization days along the route. The exact duration can vary depending on factors such as your starting point, itinerary, pace, and any unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions or personal fitness level.

The Everest Base Camp short trekking refers to a condensed version of the classic Everest Base Camp trek, designed for travelers with limited time who still want to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Everest region. This shorter trek usually takes around 7 to 10 days to complete, compared to the longer treks that can span 14 to 18 days or more.

The short trek typically follows a similar route to the longer treks, starting from Lukla and passing through picturesque Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorak Shep before reaching Everest Base Camp. Trekkers also have the opportunity to hike to Kala Patthar, a nearby viewpoint renowned for its stunning panoramic views of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks.

While the short trek covers many of the highlights of the Everest region, it typically involves less time for acclimatization and fewer rest days compared to longer treks. Therefore, trekkers should be reasonably fit and prepared for consecutive days of hiking over varied terrain, including steep ascents and descents.

Overall, the Everest Base Camp short trek offers a fulfilling and memorable adventure, allowing travelers to witness the majesty of the world's highest mountain and immerse themselves in the unique culture of the Himalayas within a shorter time frame.

The starting point of the Everest Base Camp short trek is typically Lukla, a small town in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal. Lukla is situated at an altitude of approximately 2,860 meters (9,383 feet) and serves as the gateway to the Everest region.

Most trekkers flying from Kathmandu to Lukla to begin their journey, as there are regular flights operated by domestic airlines. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla offers stunning views of the Himalayas and is an adventure in itself, as Lukla Airport is known for its short, uphill runway and unique landing experience.

From Lukla, trekkers start their trekking adventure, following the trail that winds through picturesque Sherpa villages, dense forests, suspension bridges, and breathtaking mountain vistas as they make their way towards Everest Base Camp.

The highest point reached during the trek is Everest Base Camp itself, which sits at an elevation of approximately 5,364 meters (17,598 feet). However, trekkers often also hike to Kala Patthar, a nearby viewpoint that offers stunning panoramic views of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks, reaching an elevation of about 5,550 meters (18,208 feet).


 

The best time to undertake the short Everest Base Camp trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, making for optimal trekking conditions

While the short trek is less physically demanding than longer treks in the region, it still requires a moderate level of fitness. Trekkers should be prepared for several consecutive days of hiking over varied terrain, including steep ascents and descents. Regular cardiovascular exercise and strength training beforehand can help prepare for the trek.


 

Along the trekking route, there are tea houses and lodges that provide basic accommodation and meals. These facilities vary in terms of comfort and amenities but typically offer clean rooms with shared bathrooms and communal dining areas. It's advisable to bring a sleeping bag, as bedding may not always be provided.

While it's not mandatory to hire a guide or porter for the short trek, many trekkers choose to do so for added support and convenience. A guide can provide valuable insight into the local culture, geography, and ensure safety on the trail. Porters can help carry heavy gear, allowing trekkers to focus on enjoying the journey.

Trekkers need two permits for the Everest Base Camp trek: the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. These permits can be obtained either in Kathmandu or Lukla before starting the trek


 

People opt for the short Everest Base Camp trek for several reasons:

Limited Time: Many travelers have limited vacation time or specific time constraints, making it challenging to undertake longer treks. The short Everest Base Camp trek allows them to experience the beauty of the Everest region and reach the iconic base camp within a shorter timeframe.

Physical Fitness: Some trekkers may not have the physical fitness or endurance required for longer treks. The shorter version of the Everest Base Camp trek offers a more manageable itinerary with fewer trekking days, making it accessible to a wider range of fitness levels.

Budget: Shortening the trek reduces overall costs, including expenses for accommodations, meals, permits, and guides/porters. This makes the Everest Base Camp trek more affordable for travelers on a budget.

Work or Family Commitments: Individuals with work or family commitments may find it challenging to be away for an extended period. The short trek allows them to experience the adventure of trekking to Everest Base Camp without being away for too long.

Acclimatization Concerns: Some trekkers may be concerned about altitude sickness and prefer a shorter itinerary with more time for acclimatization. The short Everest Base Camp trek still includes rest days for acclimatization, albeit fewer compared to longer treks, making it a safer option for those who are altitude-sensitive.

Overall, the short Everest Base Camp trek offers a convenient and fulfilling option for travelers who want to experience the majesty of the Everest region but have limitations in terms of time, budget, or physical capabilities.
 

The short Everest Base Camp trek remains popular for several reasons, especially in recent times:

Time Efficiency: In today's fast-paced world, many people have limited vacation time or busy schedules. The short Everest Base Camp trek offers an efficient way to experience the iconic trekking destination within a manageable timeframe. It allows trekkers to witness the beauty of the Everest region and reach the base camp without committing to a longer expedition.

Accessibility: The availability of regular flights from Kathmandu to Lukla has made the Everest Base Camp trek more accessible than ever. Trekkers can fly to Lukla and begin their trek almost immediately, reducing travel time and logistical challenges associated with reaching the starting point of the trek.

Social Media and Adventure Tourism: The rise of social media and adventure tourism has increased awareness and interest in iconic trekking destinations like Everest Base Camp. Many travelers are drawn to the allure of sharing their trekking experiences on social media platforms, showcasing the stunning landscapes, cultural encounters, and personal achievements associated with the trek.

Bucket List Destination: Everest Base Camp is a bucket list destination for many adventure enthusiasts and outdoor enthusiasts. The short trek offers an opportunity to tick off this iconic destination from their bucket list without committing to an extended trekking expedition.

Improved Infrastructure: Over the years, there have been significant improvements in the infrastructure along the Everest Base Camp trekking route. This includes the development of tea houses, lodges, and facilities for trekkers, making the trek more comfortable and accessible for a wider range of travelers.

Adventure and Challenge: Despite being shorter in duration, the short Everest Base Camp trek still offers plenty of adventure and challenges, including steep ascents, high-altitude trekking, and breathtaking landscapes. It appeals to travelers seeking an exhilarating outdoor adventure in a spectacular mountain setting.

Overall, the short Everest Base Camp trek continues to be popular among adventurers, outdoor enthusiasts, and travelers looking to experience the magic of the Everest region in a shorter timeframe.
 

Additional Information

Airport Pickup, Drop, and Hotel Transfer

You'll get complimentary airport pickup and drop service with hotel transfer. Every transfer will be on a private vehicle, offering luxury and the utmost comfort.

Accommodation and Meals

Accommodations and meals during the 7-day short Everest Base Camp Tre are among the best on any trekking in Nepal. The tea houses on this trek offer modern amenities like wifi, hot water shower, attached bathrooms, and even heated blankets.

The most common accommodation style is twin sharing with attached bathrooms at most places.

You'll get three meals daily, including one breakfast, one lunch, and one dinner. You can have different item choices for each meal.

Breakfast includes porridge, oatmeal, toast, omelet, hashed potatoes, pies, pancakes, etc. For breakfast, you'll also get hot drinks like tea, coffee, and ginger lemon honey.

Lunch and dinner meals include but are not limited to pizza, burgers, spaghetti, noodle soup, dumplings, Dal Bhat with lentil soup and cooked vegetables.

For complete meals and accommodation ideas, you can read our Everest Base Camp Accommodation and Meal blog.

During your short Everest Base Camp Trek 7 days, you'll get Kathmandu-Lukla two-way flight tickets. Also, you'll get a private jeep ride to and from Manthali-Kathmandu, depending upon the time of the trek.

The cost of two-way flight tickets and your ground transport are all-inclusive on the package you pay us.

On the 7th day, you'll take a helicopter from Gorak Shep to Lukla. It costs around USD 500-600 (price may vary) on any given day for group sharing. You can pay us the helicopter fare while booking the trek or settle directly on your return from Gorak Shep.

 

Acclimatization stops in the Everest region, allowing you to sightsee the beautiful mountains and adapt to the altitude. However, unlike longer itineraries of Everest Base Camp Trek, the seven days short trek has no acclimatization stops. With no acclimatization, this trek can be challenging for some. However, with proper fitness and trek preparations, you can complete this trek with ease.

With no acclimatization, instead of 8 days, you'll reach the base camp on the 6th day.

While on Everest Trek, many trekkers experience the effect of altitude sickness to some extent. Trekkers experience the sickness symptoms even after getting two acclimatization stops.

In a short trek to Everest Base Camp, there are no acclimatization stop days. With no rest and adaptation hike, you may experience altitude sickness on this trek. Also, it's doubtful that you'll get altitude sickness.

If you're joining our Everest Base Camp Trek for seven days, we recommend you do a mini-trekking that takes you up to at least 4000 meters altitude. And once you complete a short trek, your body adapts to a high-altitude environment that helps you trek to Everest Base Camp without complications.

But, if you're an absolute novice trekker and want to trek to the base camp of Everest in just seven days, you'll get altitude sickness. With ever-rising altitude and walking without any adaptation and rest, your body experiences the symptoms of mountain sickness.

First, this trek is short, without any rest days. Hence, you must have decent physical fitness with previous high-altitude trekking experience. With this, it helps you to cope with mountain sickness and fatigue.

Second, proper diet and rehydration. These two factors are crucial in your body's energy and fluid level. With balanced hydration and meals, your body recovers quickly.

Third, you must avoid consuming coffee, alcohol, and smoking during the trekking. These things only cause dehydration, which leads to altitude sickness.

Finally, consuming a drug with a doctor's prescription. Acetazolamide, commonly known as Diamox, keeps you away from mountain sickness. With this medicine in your body, you'll be free of altitude sickness throughout the trek.


For a short Everest Base Camp Trek, you'll need two trek permits. Our guide prepares these permits for you once you book the trek with us.

For your information, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Permits are two essential Everest Trek Permits. To learn more about these permits, check out our Everest Base Camp Trek Permits blog.

All these additional services are exclusive of the package cost. Hence, every time you use these services, you must pay a fee directly at the tea house.

For example, the hot shower price starts at Rs. 500 at most places. Hot drinking water at every stopping-place past Namche costs Rs. 150 per cup. Moreover, the wifi card costs 700 at every tea house.

To use these services, you must pay in Nepali currency. We kindly request you exchange your money in Kathmandu before flying to Lukla to start the trek.

We strongly demand international travel insurance from you for the 7-day Everest Base Camp Short Trek. With a travel insurance policy in hand, you'll get various benefits.

First, on-time helicopter evacuation during emergencies. Helicopter evacuation can save your life during instances of altitude sickness or injuries. Also, your insurance pays the hospitalization and medication bills during your treatment.

Insurance has many benefits, like compensation for lost and damaged personal stuff and gadgets. Moreover, you'll have the help of dental relief, missed international schedules, and more.

Kindly remember that we don't buy any insurance for you, and the package cost is exclusive of the insurance fee. However, upon request, we can recommend some trusted insurance partners in Nepal.

 

Our trek guides are one of the most experienced trekking guides in Nepal. For your seven-day trek to Everest Base Camp, you'll get a professional guide who's been to the Everest region more than 20 times. We'll ensure that you'll get guided by an experienced, friendly, and responsible trek guide from us.

Our trek porters are also the most humble, hard-working, and amiable human beings. To make your trek comfortable, they carry your backpacks and give you companionship for the entire trek.

Our trek guides and porters are paid on industry-standard, non-underaged, and without existing health conditions. Our guide and porter for your seven-day trek will help you reach Everest Base Camp and complete the trek with ease.

On a clear weather day, helicopter return from Gorak Shep will be a routine. However, if the weather changes and becomes unsuitable for a helicopter to fly during the time of your return flight, we can only do something. You'll have the option of either staying at Gorak Shep for the weather to clear. Or, take a horse or even trek down to Lukla by foot.


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