Most Popular Places on 7 Days EBC Trek
There are many popular places to visit during 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary and exciting stops. A few of them are listed here
Lukla: The village of Luke La is popular as a gateway to Everest and home to Lukla Airport one of the most dangerous airports in the world
Sagarmatha National Park: you cross the gate of Sagarmatha National Park a UNESCO old heritage site on the second day of the trek. This National Park is home to many rare mountain wildlife like Snow Leopard and Himalayan Thar
Namche Bazaar:This old town of Everest has places to visit such as the Everest View Hotel, Museum, local schools, and nearby monasteries.
Tengboche:This village comes from Tengboche Monastery, the largest and most important Monestry of the place of the entire Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek.
Gokyo: Beyond Everest base camp there are five stunning glacier lake called Gokyo lakes that is worth visiting either via trek or via helicopter
Side trip to Khumjung to see the famous "Yeti" skull and a Pangboche side trip to more ancient monasteries.
EBC helicopter return trek is regarded as moderately difficult. This means, you do not need any mountain trekking skills or training but you will need a great amount of stamina. You will be trekking 6 to 8 hours each day in a difficult mountain terrain and having good physical fitness is really important. However, the return journey shall be in and helicopter and you will only be walking for six days and it gets quite easy. The descent from Everest is very painful to the knees and you can avoid it by taking the helicopter. However, people with heart, lungs, or any other kind of illness are suggested to avoid this Everest Helicopter Trek.
Fitness Level for Everest Helicopter Trek
Everest Trek difficulty level: Moderate
This Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek is better for trekkers with lower fitness levels. Longer i.e. 15 days EBC trek can be very challenging, both mentally and physically. But as the trip gets shorter, you can easily complete it with some determination. Some pre-exercises and practice session is helpful, but 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Cost makes it really easy and quick.
Avoid High Altitude Sickness
During this trek, we will mostly be walking at 4,000 meters above sea level. From Lukla, we start to gain altitude very quickly and we might suffer from symptoms of altitude sickness. The symptoms such as headaches, nausea, back pain, difficulty in breathing etc can be seen. While most of these symptoms go away when you stop the hike and rest for a night or two, it gets serious in some cases. During this, you might have to walk to a lower altitude or even be evaluated in a helicopter. But our expert guides are well trained to deal with such issues and they will surely be helpful.
- Drink lots of water and avoid all alcoholic drinks for the EBC Helicopter return trek
- Carry a water bottle and purification table on your own
- Don’t push yourself very hard, ask the guide to stop as soon as you feel difficulty walking
- Eat vegetarian food rich in carbs and fat for lunch
- Keep yourself very warm throughout the Everest Helicopter Trek
- Carry extra cash for things that are not included in 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Cost
- Do not leave your valuables in the room or in a trekking bag
Food and Accommodations
Food and accommodation are not an issue during this trip. Our Everest base camp tour with helicopter return comes with quality accommodation and all three meals during the trip. In Kathmandu, you will be staying at a three-star hotel while hotels in Everest are pretty basic with cozy rules and small beds. We make sure that you get the best within available facilities. For food, you can choose any breakfast, lunch, or dinner you prefer from the menu. A lot of Nepalese, Indian as well and Continental options such as burgers, pizza, and rolls are available throughout the trek. Also, you have some good options for local Sherpa food to keep yourself warm in the mountains.
Ease of Everest base camp trek is determined by two factors your strength and physical well-being. The most important expectation is to be healthy from all kinds of heart and lung-related problems. Then, it is important that you prepare your body for such long walks in the mountains. For that, you should be doing strength improvement training and cardio exercises about one month before the Everest Helicopter Trek.
Two different kind of tracking permit in addition to your Visa is required for the EBC Helicopter return trek. The Everest base camp trek permit includes a Sagarmatha National Park permit and a Khumbu National Park permit. These permits can be issued from Kathmandu or Lukla for about NPR 5000 in total. But Breeze Adventures arranges all kinds of permits for your Everest Helicopter Trek, so there is nothing to worry about.
Sherpas are the most famous mountain people who have conquered many mountains including Everest for centuries. They are actually the protector of mountains and a dedicated community to make your trip to Everest exciting. Known for their resilience and strength they are the devout Tibetan Buddhists. Monasteries and stupas are the center of their cultural activities and you can see many of them during Short Everest Base Camp Trek. Sherpa people have their own Tibetic language, but they are also fluent speakers of Nepali and English. The colorful woven garments, prayer flags unique food dishes like "tsampa" (roasted barley flour), and "Thukpa" (noodle soup) make the journey even more exciting. If you travel in October or November, you can also celebrate their main festival Mani Rimdu at Tengboche Monastery on Everest Base Camp trek for 7 days.
Flora and Fauna
The Himalayas of Nepal Are very rich in all kinds of flora and fauna and this 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary is your chance to observe them all. In this region, they have been protected under the supervision of Sagarmatha National Park. You can see alpine Vegetation around Dudh Kosi Valley which include rhododendron, pine, and fir trees. Above the Tree Line, there are alpine meadows and grassland for yaks and thar. The mountains are mostly known for Medicinal Herbs inlacing Yarsagumba, a caterpillar fungus.
And talking about animals, the elusive and endangered big cat called snow leopard homes the upper zone of Everest Base Camp trek 7 days. There is also a cute species of Red Panda with distinctive red fur and Musk Deer. You can spot some Yaks, Himalayan Tahr, and Meul. The mountains are also home to colorful birds such as Himalayan Monal, Snow Cock, Himalayan Griffon, hawks, ravens, and finches.
Trekking Guide and Porters
When you book a trekking package in Nepal with a breeze adventure, you get an experienced licensed guide and a brave porter as a part of your booking. However, if you do not want to pay for a travel package and hire a guide to Everest separately, then you can find authorized guys in Thamel or online. Getting guides to Everest online is not very common in Nepal, but there are some Facebook groups and genuine websites that can help you. Hiring a guide can cost you between $25-$30 per day. Also, you need to be a special porter because you will be carrying a lot of trekking gear and clothes, including a sleeping bag. On average, a porter can carry the bag of two people, around 20 KG each. And the cost of a porter is $20 per day.
The classic route of Everest base camp that has been used for more than one century stars from Lukla. Trekking from Kathmandu to Lukla takes another five days, so most people fly from Kathmandu and then trek to Namche Baazzar the biggest settlement in the area. From Namche Bazaar, there are many short diversions but we take the traditional route to Tengoboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. Our final stop before the Everest Base Camp shall be Gorakshep. Upto here, the route of the Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek is the same. We visit Everest Base Camp trek 7 days and walk to Gorakshep before our helicopter lifts us back to Lukla. If you want to witness the most spectacular sunrise and the amazing panorama of the Mountains, then you can hike to Kala Pathar in the morning.
Why 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek?
Because it’s fun and comfortable at the same time. In the first part, you get to enjoy all the fun of the trek and be the part of mountains. And on the second part, you get to fly above Everest and experience the highest form of comfort and luxury. While others deal with extreme pain to return on the same trail, all you need is a 15-minute flight to Lukla and 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Cost is the same as trekking. So, this EBC Helicopter return trek is definitely an all-in-one package.