Rapid Everest Base Camp Trekking
Rapid Everest Base Camp Trekking is a short yet complete Everest Base Camp Trek. The trail is same as 13 Days Everest Base Camp trekking but the difference is trekkers can complete this amazing trekking in just 10 days. Normally, Everest trekkers used to trek EBC with two days acclimatisation where this itinerary is for hardcore trekkers having limited time frame. Like, 13 days EBC trekking this short Everest Base Camp trekking has no rest days in Namche Bazar and up in Dingboche. Like, name it is just rapid Everest Trek.
The trek kicks off with a spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It then rapidly goes up unfolding the natural and cultural wonders of Everest trekking region. The more up the trail goes, the more mystery it opens. Namche Bazar- the “Sherpa Capital”, Tengboche- where the largest Buddhist Stupa of Everest lies and is a wonderful Mountain Viewpoint from where one can see the sunrise and sunset view in the Himalayas. Kalapathar- most famous and undisputedly the stunning place to view Everest range and Everest Base Camp the place where every single wish to be and should be once in a lifetime.
Natural and cultural wonders of Everest, unforgettable moments in the Himalayas. Accompanied by knowledgeable and experienced trekking crews. Excited already for rapid Everest Base Camp Trekking? If so then book 10 days Everest Base Camp trekking and have the fantastic time in Nepal.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel: Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu a Visit Heaven representative will be there for your warm welcome who will help you to transfer to your hotel. Evening time will be for welcome dinner with Visit Heaven Team in one of the popular Nepali restaurants at Thamel. O/N.
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing: Take your breakfast and get ready for a guided full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley. The sightseeing program is focused on introducing some highlights of UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu such as Kathmandu Durbar square, Swoyambhunath ,also known as “Monkey Temple”, Pashupatinath –temple of Lord Shiva and Bouddhanath; a Buddhist place. After sightseeing evening will be for trek briefing and preparation of things per need.
Day 3: Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding (2652 m/8700 ft.) 8km.: Today is starting day of our Everest Base Camp Trek. After breakfast, we take an early flight to Lukla, from where our trek begins. The scenic flight to Lukla is about 40 minutes. In Lukla, we meet our remaining crews and will have a short safety talk. After then we gear up for a short trekking to reach today’s destination Phakding following Dudh Koshi the Dudh Koshi River ‘River of Milk’. A gentle walk to Phakding is about 3 hours. O/N
Day 4: Phakding-Namche Bazar(3440m/11280ft.) 10km.: Day to get the first glimpse of Mt. Everest. After breakfast, today we trek approx. 6 ½ hour to Namche Bazar. The route follows the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges. A learning day to walk at high altitude apparently takes us to Namche Bazar- the trading centre of Khumbu Region. Namche will be the last point to check equipment and hire additional gears for high altitude. O/N.
Day 5: Namche Bazar to Tengboche( 3870m./12,694ft.) 10km.- Setting Tengboche the destination, we start our trek on trial with few ups and downs which include the magnificent views of Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt Nuptse, close up of Thamserku and Mt. Amadablam. After 6 hours long walking, we finally reach Tengboche-a holy place and the place of biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region. Tengboche is one of the best panoramic viewpoints of Everest Region. Our overnight will be in a lodge of Tengboche. O/N.
Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche(4,360/12,694ft.) 8km.: Witnessing the wonderful view of Tengboche in the early morning with its additional offer scenery views around the village, today we set towards Dingboche. 6 hours walk passing Pangboche village a place of one of the oldest Monastery in Khumbu Region takes us to Dingboche. Dingboche is another view point for stunning mountains. O/N.
Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuche(4940m./16,207ft.) 7km: The trek to Lobuche is about five hours, bringing us close to our ultimate goal. We will view the Khumbu icefall on the way to Dingboche. We will be passing frozen rivers where stone houses sit in an icy wilderness of stunning beauty. O/N.
Day 8: Lobuche to Gorakshep(5,170m./16961ft.)-Everest Base Camp (5,364m./17,594ft.)-Gorakshep 15km.: Day to get to Everest Base Camp. Today day we will have the quiet long walk(8-9 hours).From Lobuche, we start early and get to Gorakshep for an early lunch. Then we head up to Everest basecamp. During the main climbing season, you will see the encampments of expeditions from all over the world whose common aim is to make successful ascents of the world’s highest mountain. After spending some time at basecamp we go back down to our lodge at Gorakshep. From where we can have astonishing views over the Himalayas.
Day 9: Gorakshep to Kalapathar(5545m./18,192ft.)-Pheriche(4280m./14,070ft.) 15km.- Today, there is an opportunity to make the steady climb to the lofty summit of Kalapathar (5550m). Most people who are fit and have acclimatised without problems (generally at least half the group) make this ascent. The views from Kalapathar are breathtaking - far better than Basecamp itself. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and lot of other peaks are visible. After descending from the peak, you continue your descent to Pheriche . O/N.
Day 10: Pheriche to Namche 15km.: Today, there will be a gentle walk heading downhill to a lower elevation from Pheriche. The easy walk all the way to Namche via Tyangboche takes us to today destination Namche Bazar.O/N.
Day 11: Namche to Phakding 7km.: Today, we will start later than usual. You can just chill out and, if you didn’t have time yesterday for buying souvenirs, you can buy them now.The path descends steeply down to the Dudh Kosi river which we cross via a high bridge. Through Jorsale and Monjo , where the national park entrance gate is, we walk to Phakding. About 5 hours walk.O/N.
Day 11: Phakding to Lukla 7km.: Final walking day of our trekking, today we trek down to Lukla. It only takes 3-4 hours to reach Lukla. We will have the farewell dinner with our Sherpas and Guides in Lukla. O/N.
Day 12: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu: Today, we fly back Kathmandu from Lukla. After arriving Kathmandu you can have rest in your hotel. If you are interested in buying gifts for your friends and family back home you can visit shops nearby hotel and buy some typical Nepali goods. The evening will be for farewell dinner with Visit Heaven Trek team. O/N
Day 13: Fly back home: Having a fantastic time in Nepal with Visit Heaven Trek team comes to an end today. A Visit Heaven Trek representative will accompany you to the airport to catch your returning flight. See you again in the Himalayan Kingdom.
- Airport Pick & Drop
- 3 Nights Kathmandu Accommodation in BB Basis
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Flight
- Food & Accommodation during trekking
- Permits & TIMS Card
- All transports
What Is not Included
- Visa fees
- Travel Rescue
- Personal beverages
- Personal Laundry
- Anything not mention above
- 1 pair strong hiking boots
- 1 pair sports shoes
- 1 medium rucksack/backpack
- 1 small day pack
- 1 sleeping bag (according to seasons)
- 1 inner sleeping sheet
- 1 down jacket/all weather Anorak
- 1 fleece/warm sweater
- 1 water and windproof jacket
- 2 pair lightweight trousers
- 1 pair shorts
- 2 long sleeves cotton or polypro
- 2 T-shirts
- 1 medium sized towel
- 1 water bottle-1 or 2 litre
- 1 torch/flashlight and spare batteries
- 1 Swiss type knife
- 2 pairs light socks
- 3 pairs heavy wool socks
- Underwear (including thermals)
- Cotton headscarf/bandana
- Warm hat/gloves (waterproof)
- Sunglasses and Sunhat
- Money Belt
- Water purification tablets/solution
- Sun block Cream(30-50)
- Swimming costumes/bathing suit
- Washing kit: include
- Personal toiletries
- Talcum powder
- Moleskin for blister
- Toilet paper
- Bio degradable soap/shampoo
- Any personal medication
- 3/4 plastic bags (for wrapping clothes)
Note: Due to the different seasons in Nepal, clients are requested to inquire before preparing equipments.
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