Everest Base Camp Trek (Rapid)

The Everest Base Camp Trek (rapid), is an ideal and a wonderfully exciting trip that leads the trekkers to the Himalayan Sherpa land in the Everest region. It is a land of the high Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8848m) and the Himalayan peaks that are more than 8000 meters, peaks for climbing, Himalayan Lakes, glaciers and alpine panoramas. Rapid Trek to Everest Base Camp-14 days is for the confident trekkers in the high altitude and those who are confident on their walking pace.

Entering into the Sagarmatha National Park, the trekkers can enjoy the awesome scenarios of nature and culture. It is the worlds overwhelming trail to head through the fantastic trail and reach the base of Mt. Everest. Along with it, the views of Lhotse, Makalu, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu and other peaks stay smiling on the distant area. Flying to the Himalayan located Lukla airport, the trek continues through Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche and continue to the Everest Base Camp. While exploring the Namche Bazaar and its local area, you can view the dazzling Sherpa cultural attractions and enjoy their warm hospitality. Tengboche monastery is another attraction for the trekkers to view and feel wonders. Kalapatthar is the best point to view the sunrise over the Everest ranges. Descending through the same trail, you trek down to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

The range of flora and fauna are diverse during the trip to Everest Base Camp. The National Park ranges are covered by the alpine floras and the wild animals. For the fast trekkers, we have designed the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek for 14 days. Please, contact the Explorer Adventure Company for the detailed information.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrival Kathmandu.

Day 02 :Sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu City.

Day 03 :Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2610m). 3- 4 hours.

Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5 - 6 hours.

Day 05 : Acclimatization day.

Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Tengbuche (3870m). 5 - 6 hours.

Day 07 : Tengboche to Dingbuche (4350m). 5 - 6 hours.

Day 08 : Dingboche to Lobuche (4950m). 4-5 hours.

Day 09 : Lobuche to Gorakshep and hike to Everest Base Camp (5365m). 8-9 hours.

Day 10 : Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and trek down to Pheriche (4200m). 6-7 hours

Day 11 : Pheriche to Namche Bazaar. 5 - 6 hours.

Day 12 :Namche to Lukla. 5 - 6 hours.

Day 13 :Flu back to Kathmandu.

Day 14 :Final departure.

Cost Include

  • All airport/hotel transfers within Nepal
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis
  • Round trip flight
  • All trekking permits and TIMS card for the trek
  • Experienced and English speaking trekking guide
  • Full board meals during the trek
  • Insurance for all Nepalese staffs
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket (just for the trek)
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Exclude

  • Personal trekking gears, international round trip airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and evening meals in the Kathmandu and also in the case of early return from mountain then the scheduled itinerary
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival. Late departure early return from mountain (due to any reason)
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Tips for guides and staffs
  • Personal expenses ( phone call, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, bottle water, shower, heater charge etc )
  • Personal travel /medical/cancellation/rescue insurance
  • Any rescue costs or early departure from the trek
  • Helicopter or charter flight

Day 01 :Arrival Kathmandu.Namaste and welcome to Nepal. The Explorer Adventure Company representative welcomes you warmly in the Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. You take rest and enjoy your meal in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 :Sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu City.After breakfast, you set out for the sightseeing trip in the Kathmandu valley. Our expert tour guide shows you the UNESCO world heritage sites, which include Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Then, return back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03 :Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2610m). 3- 4 hours. About 35 minutes fly take us to Lukla, the gateway of the Everest region. After a short briefing and introduce with the porters, we head to Phakding. We walk a gradual downhill trail, pass the Edmund Hillary school. Then we reach to Thado Koshi, where we usually stop for lunch. We can see the beautiful Kusum Kanguru (Three sister mountain). Then we reach to Phakding. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5 - 6 hours.Crossing the suspension bridge, we walk through Bankar enjoying the wonderful waterfall. After 5 min walk, we can see the fabulous mountain on the right. It is called Thamserku. Then we cross another bridge and walk through undulating trail to reach Manju. There is a checkpost of the Sagarmatha National Park. We begin to walk in the Khumbu valley. We have lunch at Jorsalle and walk gradual up and down. Today we cross 5 bridges in total. Then we follow the Riverbank. Crossing the last bridge, we climb up gradually to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at lodge.

Day 05 : Acclimatization day.After breakfast, we go to the viewpoint place, just behind the Sagarmatha National Park headquarter. The panoramic views of Everest Himalayan chain: Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many more. Then we walk down to the Sherpa cultural centre, where we can observe the gallery and documentary of sherpa’s ascending Mt. Everest. We hike up to the Everest View Hotel via Syangboche airport, have a cup of tea and return to Namche. Overnight at lodge.

Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Tengbuche (3870m). 5 - 6 hours.After breakfast, we walk up 30 minutes and the trail is flat and relatively easy. After one and half hour, we reach to Kyanjuma, have a tea break and enjoy the Himalayan views. On the way, the mountain goats can be seen. A continual walk through the rhododendron forest, we descend about 45 minutes to the bank of the River, called Phunki Tenga. It is our lunch stop today. then we climb up all the way to Tengbuche through the zig zag trail. Tengbuche is the right location to stay, which is surrounded by the white peaks, just below the Ama Dablam. Overnight at lodge. Note: The Tengbuche monastery is a spiritual centre of the Tibetan Buddhists. It opens everyday at 3 pm to 5 pm. Lamas and Monks perform their rituals. The monastery was destroyed by fire in 1989, which was rebuilt again. we visit the monastery today.

Day 07 : Tengboche to Dingbuche (4350m). 5 - 6 hours.We begin the trek with a gradual down for half an hour through the rhododendron forest. We pass Dibuche, where we can see a nunnery. Our trek continues to the stream, cross the wooden bridge. We ascend about 30 min and reach to a gate and enter to the Pangbuche. We visit the oldest monastery of the Everest region. Heading forward, the trail is gentle and stop for lunch at Syomare. The trail is dotted by the treeline and all the way it is wide. Sometimes it becomes windy. After a couple of hours, we reach to Dingbuche. Overnight at lodge.

Day 08 : Dingboche to Lobuche (4950m). 4-5 hours. After breakfast, we head by making the destination of Lobuche. We climb up through the steep route. Reaching a Stupa, the trail is gradual. The spectacular views of Everest chain, including Makalu can be seen. Then we reach to Thukla in about 2-2.5 hours. We have an early lunch there and make a steep climb for an hour to the ridge. There is a memorial of the Everest climbers, who passed away during the expedition. The trail is almost labeled to Lobuche. Overnight at lodge.

Day 09 : Lobuche to Gorakshep and hike to Everest Base Camp (5365m). 8-9 hours.Heading through the rugged trail gives you the adventure experience. It goes by another side of the Khumbu glacier. After about an hour, then we walk steep up to get the top and continue through the rough rocky trail. We reach Gorakshep through the Italian Research Center and Lobuche Pass. After a rest, we hike further to the Everest Base Camp through the new moraine route. On the way, we can see Pumori, Nuptse and other mountains on the background. Everest view is available only before reaching to Everest Base Camp. It is not that much difficult to walk because of trail, but the higher altitude makes it tough. Then, we descend back to Gorakshep. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 10 : Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and trek down to Pheriche (4200m). 6-7 hoursIn the early morning, we hike to Kalapatthar, which is also a good viewpoint of the Everest range. The views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse face, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche East and Pumori on the background, which is just behind the Kalapatthar. The golden mountains during the sunrise period are fabulous, including the top of the world. Then we descend to Gorakshep, have breakfast and trek down all the way to Pheriche. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 11 : Pheriche to Namche Bazaar. 5 - 6 hours. After breakfast, we begin a long walk down to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Phunki Tenga. The views of the Himalayas and forest are wonderful. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 12 :Namche to Lukla. 5 - 6 hours.. From Namche bazaar, we continue to trek down to Lukla, the last trekking day of the trip. With the view of the waterfall and Sherpa villages, we cross the Phakding and reach to Lukla. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 13 :Flu back to Kathmandu.After finishing the Everest Base Camp Trek (Rapid), we fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla with the Everest scenarios. From the airport, we drive to the hotel and enjoy the whole day of shopping and rest. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 14 :Final departure. The last day of the trip, the representative of the Explorer Adventure Company drops you to the airport. Thank you for joining us for your memorable trip. See you again.

Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.

Trip facts

Duration: 14 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Destiantion: Nepal

Activities: trekking and hiking

Altitude: maximum 5545 Mt.

Accommodation: Standard hotel in Kathmandu, tea house /Lodge during the trek

Meals: bed and breakfast in Kathmandu full board during the trek

Transportation: Flight

Group size: 2-10 people

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