Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek

Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek
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Facts About Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek

Grade

Moderate

Max Size

1-15

Altitude

5554m

Transportation

Private Car, Flight

Accomodation

Lodge during trek

Major Activity

Trekking and tour

Himalayan Sights

Everest Range

Starts/Ends

Kathamandu - Kathmandu

Duration:

10 Days

Trip Overview

The 10 days Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek also known as short Everest Base Camp trek program has no extra days for acclimatization on the route. So it might not suitable for all types of trekkers planning to trek in Everest. However, all the services are available similar like in the 14 days Everest Base Camp Trekking except the hotel in Kathmandu. If you are limited by time and budget but strong enough for walking in the high altitude, this trekking package is the wise choice for you.

Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek is a short trekking option to complete the entire route of EBC trekking in rapid  days. This rapid nature trekking is suitable for those who are experienced for long hiking and limited by time. It is the best option to enjoy the views of stunning Himalayan peaks as well as experience the local culture of native Sherpa people.

If you have physically fit and used to for hiking more than 7 hours in a day then this Rapid Everest Base Camp trek is best trekking package for you. Our trekking to Everest Base Camp starts after flying 45 minutes along with mountain peaks. Ascending of this trek demands more stamina in compare to descending. Normally this trek does not let you extra days for acclimatization in the mountain but not so difficult if you are well prepare for walking.

Cost for Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek

This trek is low budget Everest Base Camp trekking than other normal trekking routes and offers only trekking services. It starts from Kathmandu and ends at Kathmandu. For those who are willing to buy trekking arrangements only, then it is best package of low budget. You will do the same trekking within 10 days without any difficulties and can arrange other services yourself in Kathmandu or other cities.

Rapid Everest Base Camp trek of 10 days is best to do in autumn and spring season of a year. However, trekking can accomplished during the whole year.

Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding ( 35 min flight, 8 km, 3-4 hrs)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2562

Transfer to domestic airport and fly to Lukla (2,780m/9,175ft). It takes about 35 minutes with exciting mountain views. Introduce with guide cum porters trek to Phakding.

Accommodation: Stay in lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 2 : Phakding - Namche Bazaar ( 10 km, 5-6 hrs treks)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Trek leads through a beautiful pine forest, along Dudh Koshi River crossing many suspension bridges via Sherpa villages Benkar, Chimoa, Monjo and Jorsole a national park permit check point to reach the Sherpa capital Namche Bazar.

Accommodation: Stay in lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 : Namche Bazzar - Tengboche (10km, 5-6 hrs)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3870

Trek to the moderately flat trail with superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, Khangtaga. Trek ups and downs enjoying the alping flora and fauna. Cross suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River a steep climb through pine and juniper forest, walk about 2 hours bring you to Tengboche, famous monastery in Everest.

Accommodation: Stay in lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 : Tengboche - Dingboche (5-6 hrs, 8km)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4360

Trek descends to Deboche a small village with Chortens and Mani stone walls. Cross suspension bridge over Imja Khola (Imja Streams) and gradually ascend to Pangboche. The trail heads to Dingboche the last Sherpa settlement with the beautiful terraced field enclosed by stone wall.

Accommodation: Stay in lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 : Dingboche – Lobuche (4-5 hrs, 7 km)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4940

Trek to uphills along with the towering view of Tawache peak & Cholatse. Trail continues through the Yak grazing pasture to Dhukla (4620 /15158ft). Trail leads steep up to gravely terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier for about one hour. Follow the valley upstream about an hour to reach Lobuche.

Accommodation: Stay in lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 : Lobuche - Gorakshep (5,160m) - Everest Base Camp Gorakshep (7-8 hrs, 15 km)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5364

Morning, trek follows windy and rocky path. The trekking trail continues along side of Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep. Check in to Hotel, Lunch and afternoon set out to visit the base camp of highest mountain. Base camp has no view of Mt. Everest but fantastic view of Khumbu Icefall. Trek back to Gorakshep for overnight.

Accommodation: Stay in lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 : Gorakshep - Kala Patthar (5,545m) - Pheriche (15km, 7-8 hrs)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4280

A very early morning climb of 2-3 hours up Kala Patthar for eye level views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse and several snowcapped peaks. Trek back to Gorak Shep for breakfast, and then return back to Lobuche. Trek continue to Pheriche village

Accommodation: Stay in lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 : Pheriche – Namche Bazaar (15km, 6-7 hrs)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Today’s trail gradually descends to Namche Bazaar. Trekking a long descent leads to Phunki Thenga (3,250m/10,663ft) on the Imja Khola: the trek’s lowest point north of Lukla. Continue to reach Namche Bazaar for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Stay in lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 : Namche Bazaar – Lukla (18km, 6-7 hrs)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2642

From Namche, the trail descends to more comfortable altitudes, passing through the friendly farming villages of Jorsale, Monjo, Phakding, then crosses the suspension bridge at Thado Koshi before rising to Ghat and Cheplung. Round off the adventure with the final 700m, 35min ascent to Lukla: and say goodbye to your porters.

Accommodation: Stay in lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 : Lukla – Kathmandu (35 min flight)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

After an early breakfast, take the return flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.

Cost Includes

  • All ground transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Three daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide and his food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • sleeping bag and Duffel bags use while trekking
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Soft drinks including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Porters available at an extra cost
  • WiFi internet and phone call unless its free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

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Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek?

A Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek is a shorter and more challenging version of the traditional Everest Base Camp Trek. It is designed for experienced trekkers who have limited time but still want to experience the thrill of trekking to the base camp of Mount Everest. The trek usually takes around 10 days to complete.

How difficult is the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek?

The Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek is considered a difficult and challenging trek, with steep ascents and descents, unpredictable weather conditions, and high altitude. It is recommended for experienced trekkers who are physically fit and mentally prepared for the challenge. Proper acclimatization is essential to avoid altitude sickness.

What is the maximum group size for the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek?

The maximum group size for the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek can vary depending on the tour operator. Generally, group sizes range from 4 to 12 people.

What is the best time to do the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek?

The best time to do the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek is during the spring season (March to May) and the autumn season (September to November). These seasons offer clear skies, moderate temperatures, and less chance of rainfall. However, it is important to note that these seasons can also be busy with many other trekkers, so it is recommended to book well in advance.

What kind of accommodations are available on the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek?

Accommodations on the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek are basic teahouses or lodges, with shared rooms and communal bathrooms. The rooms may have a bed, a blanket, and a pillow, but it is recommended to bring a sleeping bag for extra warmth. Some teahouses may have electricity, but it is not reliable and may be turned off during certain times of the day.

What kind of food is available on the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek?

Food on the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek is mostly Nepalese and Indian cuisine, with some western options available at the tea houses along the trekking route. It is recommended to stick to vegetarian options to avoid any potential health issues.

Do I need to have any previous trekking experience to do the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek?

Previous trekking experience is recommended for the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek, as it is a challenging trek with high altitude and unpredictable weather conditions. It is recommended to have some level of fitness and endurance, and to do some training beforehand, such as hiking or walking on hills or mountains. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or health concerns, it is important to consult with a doctor before deciding to participate in the trek.

What kind of equipment do I need to bring for the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek?

The trekking equipment required for the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek includes a good quality trekking backpack, sturdy trekking shoes, warm clothes, waterproof and windproof jacket and pants, hat and gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, a water bottle, a headlamp or flashlight, a first-aid kit, and a sleeping bag. It is also recommended to bring some snacks and energy bars for the trek.

Can I hire a porter or a guide for the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek?

Yes, hiring a porter or a guide for the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek is recommended for safety and convenience. A porter can help carry your backpack and other equipment, while a guide can provide you with important information about the trekking route, culture, and traditions of the local people. It is recommended to book a porter or a guide through a reputable tour operator to ensure their safety and fair treatment.

Additional Information

Additional Information About Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek

The trek starts with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which is known for its challenging airport due to its steep runway and the surrounding mountain terrain.

The Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek follows the classic Everest Base Camp Trek route, with a shorter duration and less time for acclimatization. This means that trekkers need to be physically fit and prepared for the altitude.

The trek includes steep ascents and descents, with several challenging sections, including the steep climb up to Namche Bazaar and the rocky path towards Gorak Shep.

The trek reaches an altitude of 5,545 meters at Kala Patthar, which offers stunning panoramic views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and other surrounding peaks.

Along the trekking route, trekkers can experience the culture and traditions of the local Sherpa people, including their unique cuisine, lifestyle, and religious practices.

The Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek can be customized to include additional activities such as a helicopter tour of the Everest region, a visit to the Tengboche Monastery, or a trip to the Everest View Hotel.

The trek requires a certain level of preparation and planning, including obtaining the necessary permits and visas, booking a reputable tour operator, and ensuring proper gear and equipment for the trek.

The best time to do the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek is during the spring and autumn seasons when the weather is mild and stable, and the views are clear. However, the trek can be done year-round, although the winter months can be particularly challenging due to snow and cold temperatures.

Finally, it is important to respect the local culture and environment while on the trek, by following the guidelines and regulations set by the local authorities, minimizing waste and pollution, and interacting with the local people in a respectful and friendly manner.

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