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Rapid Everest Base Camp - 12 days

Duration

12 days

Trip Starts/Ends

Kathmandu

Max Altitude

5545 m /18192 ft

Trip Code

ANT01E06
1 Pax 2-5 Pax 6+ Pax
US$ 1280
US$ 1108
US$ 1010

Trip Overview

Every adventure lovers and trekkers wish to be at the Base Camp of Mount Everest but unfortunately, many people are short on time and budget. Keeping this matter in mind, Amazing Nepal Trek & Expedition have come with the package of 12 days Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek to turn their wish into reality. This trek is suitable for all those trekkers who had experienced the thin air and high altitude already. This trek itinerary has no acclimatization days, but don’t worry! we promise to provide you with the equal thrill and excitement any of other trekking packages have. The Rapid EBC Trek provides a chance to get a closer look at the culture and lifestyle of Sherpa people and their heartwarming hospitality. Ancient monasteries decorated with prayer flags, colorful rhododendron and pine forests, rare species of flora and fauna will add more fun on the journey.

Our Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek begins from Lukla after taking a 30 min thrilling flight. The sluggish climb resumes to beautiful Sherpa town Namche Bazaar, where many trekkers spend two nights for the proper acclimatization. Visiting ancient monastery at Tyangboche gives an opportunity to experience Tibetan Buddhism and its vastness. The alpine landscape becomes more rugged as the trail reaches above the tree line on moraines to Gorakshep via Lobuche. The walk to Everest Base Camp over the Khumbu glacier moraines is challenging but gives the great experience ever in a lifetime. And the panoramic view from Kalapathar will stay in your memory forever. Spend a rough night at Gorekshep then return back to Lukla by following the same trail that we took before. The morning return flight will bring you back to Kathmandu to conclude the adventure journey. 

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla
  • Direct experiences of Sherpa culture
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery
  • Lovely views of the Khumbu Icefall
  • Hike up to Kalapatthar (5,545m) & Nagarjuna Peak (5,091m)
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Glacier
  • Proximity to the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848m)

Additional Information

If the suggested itinerary is not up to the mark, we can even customize your trip as per your need with a special group discount. Kindly contact us at  info@amazingnepaltrek.com for detail information. You can also contact us by calling at +977-9851116042 for 24/7 support. We speak English, Hindi, and Nepali.

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Before Travel Trek Safety Things To Be Considered

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4hrs

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft), 5-6hrs

Day 04: Trek to Tyangboche(3,867m/12684ft), 4-5hrs

Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295ft), 5-6hrs

Day 06: Trek to Lobuche (4,928m/16164ft), 5-6hrs

Day 07: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,929ft) & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,365m/17,601ft) 6-7hrs

Day 08: Early hike to Kala Pathar (5545m/18192ft) & Trek back to Pheriche 6-7hrs

Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft), 6-7hrs

Day 10: Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 4-5hrs

Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu

Note: Natural Activities are uncontrollable by human efforts. Bad Weather is the reason for flight cancellations or delays for those who are planning to fly to/from Lukla.  You might face the same situation while returning from Lukla. Please, plan for 1-2 reserve days for contingency. Keep it in the mind that you are going to the Lap of Himalayas. But, our experts are well-trained to handle that situation. In case, you get some problem we will help out you to bring Kathmandu Safely. So, you have to trust yourself and us.

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a company representative, who will drop you off at our hotel. After checking in, take a rest or visit Amazing Nepal's office. You may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Amazing Nepal Trek & Expedition. For dinner, you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country's authentic food culture. If your flight arrives late, both the meeting and dinner can be scheduled for the following day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4hrs

You will fly from Kathmandu domestic airport to Lukla in the early morning. It is just a 30-minutes-long flight. Once you land at Lukla airport, you will find yourself busy with taking photos. Our crews will start taking care of luggage. Usually, trekkers take their lunch at Lukla. After things are properly set by the midafternoon, you will begin your trek up to Phakding. This is a short route. At Phakding, a small and quiet village, you can enjoy an evening walk.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6hrs

As soon as your breakfast at Phakding, you will find yourself walking along the banks of Dudh Koshi till you arrive at Monjo, another small and quiet village. This village is a gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. As you walk through the National Park, you start gradually descending to the banks of Bhote Koshi River till you arrive at Jorsalle village. After a short break, you will be walking towards Namche Bazaar, a globally known small town, where tourists from around the world flock in. It is here you pass your night at a comfortable teahouse.

Day 04: Namche to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 5-6hrs

After your breakfast at Namche, you set out for the journey along the trail that takes you through the forest and up to the hill. From the hill, you can enjoy watching some of the most magnificent views of the mighty mountains like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde. Do not forget to take photos. The trail from the mid of the forest finally takes you to Tyangboche. This world-famous monastery is famous for its grand architecture, and the infrastructure. This is the best place to stay. Do not miss the views of the mountains in the evening.

Day 05: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft.), 5-6hrs

Comparatively, this is going to be a comfortable journey for you. After breakfast, you will find yourself descending from the mid of rhododendron forest. You will be crossing a beautiful valley and then follow a trail that takes you straight to Dingboche, another quiet and beautiful place to stay.

Day 06: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft.), 5-6hrs

The journey from here to Lobuche is just 4.5 miles. But the trail is full of challenges. It tastes your skills, patience, and energy. The alpine meadows and yak pastures land you come across mesmerize you with some of the rare panoramas. You cross the Khumbu Glacier, probably the most difficult trail so far. The rugged route finally lands you here at Lobuche. You stay this night here.

Day 07: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft) & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,365m/17,601ft) 5-6hrs

It is a brand new morning and time to leave Lobuche now after your breakfast. Journey to the Everest Base Camp Trek begins now. You are no longer an ordinary trekker. You make a real journey in your life. The base camp out there is at an altitude of above 5,000m (16,000ft) and you got to be there.

First, you will reach Gorak Shep, an amazing village covered in snow most of the time. You take your lunch here and start hiking the Khumbu Glacier. From here, you see the Mount Everest in its raw form. This trail further takes you to the world famous space, called the Everest Base Camp. You quench your thirst of becoming a real trekker here at this point. This is, in fact, a turning point in your life. After exploring this world famous place, you will be walking back to Gorak Shep. Spend your night and feel the change in your life.

Day 08: Early hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) & trek back to Pheriche 6-7hrs

It is dawn at Gorak Shep. Forget about your breakfast. It is time to be ready for a short hiking up to Kala Pathar. You have to reach there for the sun rises if you do not want to miss this rare experience. Our crews are ready. They wake you up at right time. If you are at the top of Kala Patthar and the sun is about to rise, you are going to be one of the blessed tourists. Have a look at the heaven that the sun rays start creating all over the Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Pumori. After this view, it is time now to trek towards Kala Patthar. After you reach the Kala Patthar, you start again heading towards Gorak Shep and then to Pheriche. It is here at Pheriche you pass another important night from your life.

Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft), 6-7hrs

Today’s trail descends to Debouche, rises through rhododendron forest to Tengboche. A long descent leads back to Phunki Thenga before the climb to Sanasa (where the trail forked to Gokyo). The walk along the broader trail to Namche Bazaar is easy, where you will be staying tonight.

Day 10: Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 6-7hrs

This is going to be yet another happy day in your trek. After your breakfast, you set out for Lukla, from where you had started walking some two weeks back. Since you are completing this trek, you will be having great joy. But then this is also the day you will be leaving all the natural beauty back. But memory matters. We are sure that memories associated with this adventure are going to make you happy throughout your life. We will celebrate your victory back at Lukla.

Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu.

You will fly back to Kathmandu mostly in the morning. You will be dropped at your hotel. And, we will take you for a farewell dinner in a restaurant that serves continental cuisine in Thamel.

Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu

Yes, we will see you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Cost Includes:

  • All airport transfers 
  • Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights with breakfast 
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • Ground transport by private car
  • Flights Kathmandu-Lukla–Kathmandu
  • All airport taxes 
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) followed by a cup of Tea/Coffee during the trek  
  • Iodine/Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water 
  • All mountain accommodation (4 nights private room with independent bathroom/hot showers and remaining Soft, comfortable, twin sharing private room with shared toilet)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes 
  • Trekking equipment such as down-filled sleeping bag and duffel bag
  • Souvenir: Everest Base Camp Route map and Amazing Nepal T-Shirt

Cost not Includes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except for welcome and farewell dinner
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)s 
  • Additional Hot Drinks 
  • Bottled drinks 
  • Boiled/mineral water 
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower 
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Tipping to driver and trekking crew

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
Every Day Departure
We can depart our trip every day(Nepal Packages). You Can Schedule your own departure date and contact us. We will make your Itinerary as your convenient.

Accommodations and Meals:

You will be provided a room in a tourist standard hotel, while you are in Kathmandu. During your trekking, you will be provided room in teahouses. Please be informed that you will be sharing the room at teahouses. Please also note that the Everest region is located at far from the maddening crowd, therefore, teahouses may not be as much sophisticated as one finds them in town.

We will provide only breakfast while you are in Kathmandu and three-course meals while you are on trek. This means you will be taking breakfast and dinner at teahouse you stay and lunch in the mid of your trekking. Since the Everest region is geographically a remote place, you will be provided only selected but hygienic and organic local foods such as Nepali dal bhat, Tibetan soup, and bread, porridge etc.

Briefing of the Tour:

You will be briefed about the trek, you will be given information file, and importantly introduced with your guide.

Trekking Crews:

We will provide government registered, well-trained English Speaking guide, who holds enough knowledge about responsible tourism and eco-friendly tourism

We will also provide an assistant guide who is ready to help you with every situation.

We will provide a porter is provided to every two of you, and he will be carrying not more than 25kg.

We get our crews’ life get insured.

Certificate:

After the trek is over, you will be provided with ANTE adventure certificate.

Size of Group:

Trekking Group Size of our group can range from two people to ten people. In case you want to travel alone, do not hesitate to write to us. We will plan accordingly. In case, you more than ten people, please do let us know so that we can develop and improvise plans and itinerary.

Acclimatization:

Trekking to the Everest Region is as much difficult as it is technical. We give special priority to its technical sides as well. For this, we have designed an itinerary to allow you to get acclimatize naturally. We know the particular location you need to stay for rest, and the particular distance you need to walk slowly and so on. In case you get high altitude sickness, we have crews who know how to deal with it effectively and smartly.

How to respond to Altitude Sickness?

Please do carry Diamox (Acetazolamide)

Please consult your physician

Please keep on informing our crews if you feel uneasy

Please do walk in the group so that you can help each other

Travel Insurance:

We would like to recommend you to get your trekking insured. Since you are trekking in probably one of the wildest and challenging routes, you need to be cautious of anything inevitable. You may need helicopter evacuation and get your trip canceled. You may get injured and get your baggage theft and so on.

Permits and fees:

The government local body charges some small amount of fee for every you make to the World Heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing. The price we charge includes all the fees.

Flight Delay in Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

Twin Otter and Dornier is the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights (to and from Lukla) may be canceled due to mountain weather conditions or technical problems. In such case, Amazing Nepal will charter a helicopter to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight. The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m, while the twin otter can fly if the visibility is 5000m, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules.

The cost of the helicopter is payable directly to our Kathmandu office in the event that this service is utilized. US cash, traveler’s cheques, or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only) are accepted. You will be given a receipt upon payment so that you may claim the amount from your travel insurance. The minimum cost will be US$500 and a maximum US$3500 depending on the number of group members.

It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek. When you arrive a day earlier, you will have time to rest as well as time to buy trekking equipment. Similarly, it is best to have some extra days after you have finished your trek because your flight to Kathmandu/Lukla might be canceled due to bad weather. So all together it is recommended to have a few extra days beside the trip schedule so that you don’t miss your International Flight.

If you want to book a trekking package with Amazing Nepal Trek and Expedition and still wondering about the essential equipment for your trekking journey, here we are more than happy to offer our checklist for your references. Please make necessary amendments to our checklist as per your need and convenience. For some case, if you couldn’t get any of these listed equipment/gears in your hometown or you’re in a rush before you fly to Kathmandu, don’t worry! The listed necessary items mentioned below can be easily purchased here.
Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. A porter is available for two people who will carry maximum up to 25 kg. So, You have to be careful while packing your Bag or luggage.
 
Moreover, There is an allowance of 15kg per person on the domestic flights. Additional personal items are not needed for the trekking portion of the trip which can be kept in the hotel’s storage room without extra cost.

Below is the checklist of equipment that is required for the trek:
 
HEAD

  • Buff headwear /neckwear
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch

UPPER BODY

  • Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket
  • Down filled jacket  (Your own Down Jacket is strongly recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary down jacket which is needed to be returned after the completion of trek)

LOWER BODY

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Thermal underwear

FEET

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick and warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable Hiking boots
  • Sneakers /slippers

HANDS

  • Gore-tex gloves

ACCESSORIES

  • Sleeping bag rated to - 20°C (Your own sleeping bag strongly is recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary sleeping bags which is needed to be returned after the completion of trek)
  • Trekking bags/duffel bag (Amazing Nepal Trek will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel/kit bag, but one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for items that are left at the hotel in Kathmandu)
  • Large plastic bags (For keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (Optional, Recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Sewing Kit
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • The first-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes 
  • Reading or writing material
Rapid Everest Base Camp - 12 days
Robert Frost, Australia

My family and I just did a 10 day EBC Trek. We are very happy that we selected Amazing Nepal! From communication before our travel to Nepal to our awesome guide Saroj, we had a great experience with this company. The ease of not having to worry about where we were sleeping or eating each day made the trip more enjoyable. If you pick Amazing Nepal ask for Saroj. We observed other companies alnd guides and we would not have traded ours for the world! We had trouble flying to Lukla and leaving Lukla due to weather. Without Saroj, we might not have been able to sort out rebooking flights. We had the trip of a lifetime and now have a forever friend in Nepal.

Thank you Amazing Nepal, thank you Saroj for such awesome trip !!

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Rapid Everest Base Camp - 12 days
Brendan Yu, HK

Wow, where do we even begin! What a fantastic 12 days it has been, 5 of us friends, on a hike to EBC lead by the most incredibly humble, knowledgeable and supportive guide we've ever had the pleasure of knowing.  Dasarath, you are amazing! You and other amazing porters who helped us along the way, made our trek the most memorable one yet. None of us were aware of what was to come upon landing at Lukla Airport but you made the whole 12 days enjoyable and as comfortable as possible. Thanks so much for your hospitality and for being so accommodating 24/7. We saw amazing views, crossed scary bridges but you kept the entertainment alive and joined in on our crazy conversations, which we loved. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts :)
 

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