Rapid Everest Base Camp Trekking is a shorter version of the 13 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking.10 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking is designed for the trekkers having limited vacation time and willing to conquer the Everest Base Camp in short time. It is suited more to the travelers having previous trekking experiences in the higher altitude. The route follows the same as the 13 Days EBC trek but it has no acclimatization days in Namche Bazar and Dingboche. Exploring the Sherpa villages and unfolding local cultures, traditions is always an amazing experience. As the trek passes through the Sagarmatha National Park you can explore the flora and fauna of the park. Visiting several Buddhist monasteries including Tengboche Monastery-the biggest in the Khumbu Region, walking on the rough trails through the Mani walls with enjoying the superb views of the high Himalayas makes the trek a complete one.
Leaving the footprints in the foothills of the Everest a lifetime experience. Standing in Kalapatthar (5,545m.) to witness sunrise in Mount Everest is probably the best moment of your life. The astonishing 360 views of the high Himalayas from Kalapatthar is absolutely amazing. From Everest Base Camp the trail retraces same way back to Lukla. Trekking back to Lukla becomes relatively easier as most of the trail is downhill and easy.
Trekking in the Nepal Himalayas is a seasonal adventure. The best time for Rapid Everest Base Camp Trekking is spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November).
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1334m.) and transfer to the hotel Upon your arrival, our representative will welcome you and will assist you to the hotel. Get refreshed from the jet lag. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Yoga before Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and trekking preparation(B/L/D) During sightseeing visit Soyambhunath-The Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath-The crematory place, Boudhanath- Buddhist monastery and Kathmandu Durbar Square-ancient palace place. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner in authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Scenic flight to Lukla (45 minutes) and trek to Phakding (2,652m. /4-5 hours trekking/ 8km approx.)(B/L/D) Early morning take a scenic flight to Lukla. From Lukla, you trek will begin. Meet all crews there and start your trekking to Phakding. A walk via Dudhkoshi River to Phakding is an amazing experience. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m. /5-6 hours trekking/ 10km approx.)(B/L/D)
The second day of the trekking, take early breakfast and start hiking to Namche Bazar, as the height rises the trek gets exciting. On a clear day, you can see the glimpse of Mount Everest before reaching Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar is known as the Sherpa Capital and is the last point to get the gears needed for the trekking. Overnight at Namche Bazar.
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3870m./5-6 hours trekking/ 10km approx.)(B/L/D) One of the exciting day of the trekking. Start your trekking after the breakfast to Tengboche. A gentle walk to Tengboche is always a good one. From Tengboche, one can get the magnificent views of mountains including Mount Everest. Visiting Tengboche monastery is another highlight of the day. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4360m./5-6 hours trekking/ 8km approx.)(B/L/D) Get up early morning to catch the sunrise. After breakfast starts the trek towards Dingbochve. Walk gently and take good rest. During the trek, you might feel the thin air. Overnight at Dingboche.
Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4940m./ 5-6 hours trekking/ 7km approx.)(B/L/D) Wonderful trekking day, along with the way the mighty Himalayas accompany from all sides. Trekking through the Khumbu Glacier moraine. The prayer flags and the stone shrines look just amazing. Overnight at Lobuche.
Day 8: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m.)- Everest Base Camp (5364m.) and trek back to Gorakshep (7-8 hours trekking. / 15km approx.)(B/L/D) A wonderful trekking day where we mostly trek through the glacier path. You can collect the awe-inspiring views of the snowcapped mountains in Everest Base Camp which includes Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori. After spending a wonderful time, we then retrace back to Gorakshep for the overnight.
Day 9: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Pheriche (4280m./ 6-7 hours trek/ 15km trekking)(B/L/D)
Wake up early and hike up to Kalapathar, from there you can collect the stunning views of the mountains including Mount Everest. Then after we will retrace back to Gorakshep for the lunch. After lunch, we will trek all the way down to Pheriche for overnight.
Day 10: Trek back to Namche Bazar (5-6 hours trekking/ 15km approx.)(B/L/D) The trail we travel got many ups and downs. Our path also covers the rhododendron and juniper forest. The wonderful mountain views accompany us all the way back to Namche Bazar. Overnight.
Day 11: Trek to Lukla (4-5 hours trekking/ 12km approx.)(B/L/D) A gentle trekking day. We trek slowly back to Lukla. At Lukla, we can take good rest on free time. Overnight.
Day 12: Scenic Flight back to Kathmandu (45 minutes flight)(B)
Last minute shopping. Farewell dinner at night. : Early morning we take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, we will have free time for last minute shopping. In the evening, we will be having a farewell dinner with trekking crews. Overnight.
Day 13: Fly back home
One of our representatives will transfer you to Kathmandu airport to catch the returning flight back home. We hope to see you in Nepal soon again.
Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast in twin sharing basis
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Teahouse accommodation during trekking
Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Welcome and farewell dinners
Flight (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek and their all expenses
Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) and his all expenses
Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after the trek)
Necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
Nepalese visa fee
Travel and rescue insurance
Excess baggage charge(s)
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, Wi-Fi charge, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
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
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)
Spring is one of the best seasons. As you trek through the rhododendron forest you can see the rhododendron blooming around plus the views also get clearer
Autumn is another best season for trekking Everest Base Camp. This time around, the views gets clear and amazing.
Winter (December-February) Not recommended.
Trekking Everest Base Camp in Monsoon is not recommended because the heavy rainfall happens and the Flights are heavily distributed.
Permits TIMS Card: US$ 10 National Park entry fee: US$ 33
It gets when you go up in the high mountains where the air is thin. Symptoms
Problem on breathing
Nausea and Vomiting
Fatigue/loss of energy
Loss of appetite
Techniques for preventing AMS
Walk slowly and take small breaks during the trekking
Drink more water and avoid alcohol
Take acclimatization days during the trek
Eat light and high-calorie diets, foods in rich potassium is recommend
Get prepare with the warms clothes
It is better to try some hiking before going the high altitude.
Some Medication Suggestion of AMS
Paracetamol and Ibuprofen for headaches
Anti-sickness medicines, like promethazine for nausea
Acetazolamide to prevent and treat high altitude sickness
Common AMS treatment
Descend down to the lower altitude and go up again once you feel better. If it does not improve even after descending or get worse then you should see the doctor.
Take the suggested medicine, take ibuprofen or paracetamol for a headache, if you feel sick then take anti-sickness medicines.
Always share your companions if you are not feeling well so that they can help you before it is too late.
Booking To book the trip, you can request through booking form on the trip or you can send us an email directly.
Payment While booking a trip with us, you can send us 10 % as advance via Bank Transfer/Western Union/ Credit Card. You can pay rest on arrival at our Kathmandu office.
Documents You are requested to provide a photocopy of the passport and Nepal visa. Also, please provide us 3 fresh passport size photographs.
Accommodation We will provide you 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu. During the trekking, you will be using the teahouses.
Foods Foods, you get during the trekking is safe and healthy. In the altitude, we recommend you to eat the local food and the vegetarian. Our guides are knowledgeable will take you to the best places for the food.
Water During the trekking, you can get the bottled water easily and it cost US$ 2 in the low elevations and US$ 3-4 in higher elevations. Next option would be, taking 1 or 2-liter water bottle plus the water purifier with you so that you can use tap or spring water.
Trekking staffs All of our trekking guides/porters are license holder, highly experienced and professionals and always dedicated to making your trip in the Himalayas an amazing one.
Flight Delays Sometimes flights delay to and from Lukla are expected. In the worst case, if you cannot fly in/out Lukla, then we will arrange the sharing helicopter which normally cost US$ 500 extra per person.
Responsible Tourism We believe in responsible tourism so we operate all of our trips on the responsible way. We always focus on minimizing the negative environmental, social and economic impacts. We focus on creating greater economic benefits for the local community same time request all to preserve the beauty of mother nature.
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