This 12 days rapid Everest base camp Trek begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. Here, you prepare for the trip and take a scenic flight to Lukla. Lukla houses one of the most dangerous airports in the world and offers a beautiful display of mountains in the Kongde range. The trek begins as you head to Namche Bazaar across the Dudh Koshi river bank. Namche is a popular stop in the Everest region and is home to numerous restaurants, hotels, and modern luxuries. Then, you trek along the Imja River and continue to Tengboche. Here, you can visit the Tengboche Monastery which is one of the biggest in the entire region. Walking with the company of Ama Dablam (6856m), you will trek east towards Dingboche. Likewise, the trail heads north from here and reaches Thukla village. The trail gets more rugged and ascends to Lobuche.
Further, you continue along the Khumbu Glacier and reach Lobuche. On the next day, you cross the Lobuche Pass and reach Gorak Shep. From here, the final trek across the arid trail with views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), and Ama Dablam (6856m). Next, you explore the Everest Base Camp and prepare for a hike to Kala Patthar. From here, you can relish the sights of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) among others. Then, you will begin to retrace your steps and pass numerous Sherpa villages. Finally, you take a return flight to Kathmandu from Lukla.
Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek or Short Everest Base Camp Trek is specially designed for travellers who have less time. This short Everest Base Camp Trek does not include days for acclimatization and a good pace is required to complete the trek. Inquire us for trip customization. If you think the trek is not a match for your needs, we can help you customize your trip or you can choose and customize from these Everest Base Camp Trekking packages:: 15 Days – Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Base Camp 1 Day Helicopter Tour and Island Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp.
Short Everest Base Camp Trek is a customized 12 day surreal trip across the Khumbu Valley and the Sagarmatha National Park. The trek offers many attractions in the Everest region. As such, the short Everest Base Camp Trek follows the same trail, however, at a rapid pace. Thus, it can be done within a week. Similarly, the trek also displays the culture and heritage of the Sherpa community. All in all, the Short or Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the best to enjoy the wonders of the Everest Himalayas in a limited time.
Best Time for the Short Everest Base Camp Trek
The best time for the Everest base camp trek is from February to May (Spring) and September to November (Autumn). However, if you want to be alone and away from the crowds, this may not be the best time for you to do the trek. The trek is accessible most of the time and inquires us to know if the trek is accessible at your suitable time.
Short Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty
The Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty can be graded as moderate. People of all ages have completed the trek but with good preparation. But, as this is Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek and it is designed for people with less time, it requires a good pace and fitness level to complete the trek. This trekking package does not include days for acclimatization. So, this is tougher than the normal 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek.
Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude
The starting spot of the trek Lukla is at 2820m and the Everest Base Camp is at an altitude of 5365 meters. The highest point of the trek is 5555 meters at Kalapatthar. On average, you will ascend 400-800 meters per day on your Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek. There are chances of Altitude Sickness in Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek as the trek is fast-paced. Inform the company about your health and fitness conditions before you go for this trek.
Note: Due to the Air Trafic at Tribhuvan International Airport, all flights to and from Lukla will now be operated from Ramechhap Airport, which is a 4-hour drive from Kathmandu. The transportation to and from Ramechhap will be provided by the company. Thus, it’s good to keep a few extra days after a trek in case of flight delay or cancellation.
At Heaven Nepal Adventure, we make sure that our clients are safe and comfortable. Also, we have numerous other trip packages across the Everest Region of Nepal.
On arrival at Kathmandu airport, 1,340 m meet our staff and transfer to the hotel.
Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (30 mins) and trek to Phakding 2,635 m – 04 hrs.
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.
Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Trek to Dingboche 4,350 m – 05 hrs.
Trek to Lobuche 4,980 m – 05 hrs.
Trek to Gorakshep 5,180 m and walk to Everest base camp 5,364 m – 06 hrs.
Climb to Kalapatthar 5,545 m and walk to Pheriche 4,230 m – 06 hrs.
Trek to Namche 3,440m via Thyangboche – 06 hrs.
Trek to Lukla – 06-7 hrs afternoon free at leisure.
Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel with a free afternoon.
International departure for homeward bound.