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Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days

Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days

Trip Facts

Duration:

10 Days

Highest access:

5545m

Group Size:

10+

Location:

Everest Region, Nepal

Grade:

Moderate / Adventure

Best season:

Autumn / Spring

Culture:

Sherpa Nepali Culture

Transportation:

Private Vehicle / Flight

Accommodation:

Hotel / Tea House

Meals:

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner +Tea or Coffee

Arrival:

Mt. Everest, Nepal

Departure:

TIA, Kathmandu Nepal

Rapid EBC Trek 10 Days Trip Highlights

  • Flight to Lukla: Exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a tiny airstrip surrounded by tall peaks.
  • Namche Bazaar: Starting point, a lively Sherpa town where you can acclimate and explore local markets.
  • Sagarmatha National Park: UNESCO site with stunning views of forests, rivers, and glaciers.
  • Tengboche Monastery: Ancient monastery with panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.
  • Dingboche and Acclimatization: Picturesque village for acclimatization, offering spectacular views.
  • Lobuche: Trek through rugged terrain with close-up views of Nuptse and other peaks.
  • Gorak Shep: Last settlement before Everest Base Camp, known for the sunrise view from Kala Patthar.
  • Everest Base Camp: Ultimate destination, offering a close-up view of Everest and the Khumbu Icefall.
  • Panoramic Views: Breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and more throughout the trek.
  • Sherpa Culture: Experience Sherpa hospitality, culture, and visit monasteries and villages.

Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days Description

Welcome to the thrilling Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek – an unforgettable 10-days adventure in the heart of the Himalayas! Get ready for a journey filled with breathtaking views, cultural richness, and the awe-inspiring experience of standing at the base of the world's highest peak.

Start on the 10-Day Rapid Everest Base Camp trek, an adventurous journey tailored for experienced trekkers. This expedition is designed for those accustomed to high elevations above 4000 meters, with a daily walking commitment of 6-7 hours.

The Rapid Everest Base Camp trek compresses the traditional route by four days, offering a faster-paced adventure. Also known as the Instant Everest Base Camp trek, it begins with a scenic 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small airstrip in Everest.

Trekking along the Dudhkoshi riverside, you'll explore Sherpa villages and monasteries without the typical acclimatization breaks. The highlight is Kalapathar, providing panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Makalu, and more.

This 10-day package includes trekking permits, TIMS card, a knowledgeable guide, porter support, round-trip flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, airport transfers, accommodation, meals, and safe drinking water throughout the trek.

Experience the thrill of a quicker and more intense Everest Base Camp adventure with our Rapid Everest Base Camp trek.

Rapid EBC Trek 10 Days Outline Itinerary

Day Itinerary
1 Pickup from hotel to airport and fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m)
2 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
3 Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3770m)
4 Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)
5 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4975m)
6 Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m)
7 Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
8 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2860m)
9 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1400m)
10 Final Departure / Fly Back To Home Country.

Accommodations and Transportation During the 10 Days EBC Trek

Accommodations: Enjoy comfortable stays in local lodges / Tea Houses along the trek. These lodges provide a cozy and authentic experience. Rest assured, our package includes accommodation arrangements, ensuring you have a restful stay each night.

Transportation Services: Your journey begins with a scenic 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the starting point of your trek. Transportation within the trekking route is on foot, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the Himalayan landscape. The package also covers your round-trip flight, making your travel hassle-free and convenient.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 : Pickup from hotel to airport and fly Kathmandu to Lukla- trek to Phakding (2,562m /8700ft)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 2562
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Pickup from hotel to airport and fly Kathmandu to Lukla, takes 35 minutes and trek to Phakding about 3-4 hrs 8 km, overnight at lodge.

Day 2 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 3440
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar takes about 5-6 hrs. Overnight at lodge

Day 3 : Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 3870
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tengboche, takes about 5-6 hrs. 10 km, Overnight at lodge

Day 4 : Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 4360
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche, takes about 5-6 hrs, 8km, Overnight at lodge.

Day 5 : Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m /16,207ft)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 4940
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche, takes about 4-5 hrs.7 km, Overnight at lodge

Day 6 : Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,160 m/17,000ft) Via EBC (5,364m/17,594 ft)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 5364
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep,  Everest Base Camp, Gorak Shep: 7-8 hrs, 15 km, Overnight at lodge.

Day 7 : Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 ft)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 5545
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar and return to Pheriche (4,280 m/14,070 ft): takes about 7-8 hrs, 15km, Overnight at lodge.

Day 8 : Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 3440
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar: takes about 6-7 hrs, 15km Overnight at lodge.

Day 9 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860 m)

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 2860
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla : takes about 6-7 hrs, 18km, Overnight at lodge

Day 10 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1400m): 35 min flight

Note: The weather in the Himalayan range is frequently changing due to which flights from Kathmandu to/from Lukla may have to be delayed for a few hours or even cancelled for a day or more. So, please add on couple of extra days after and before your trekking.

What are included in my Package?

  • Kathmandu hotel accommodation with Bed and breakfast
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight
  • All official taxes and service charge
  • Bread and breakfast throughout the tour
  • Necessary permit and conservation area tax
  • All necessary paperwork and service charges
  • Luxury accommodation throughout the trek
  • English speaking trekking guide
  • Necessary porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers)

What are Excluded from my Package?

  • Visa fee
  • Tips, gifts and other personal expenses
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Rescue and travel insurance
  • Additional potter and carrier expenses

Best Season for Rapid EBC Trek (10 Days)

Plan your adventure between March to May and September to November for the best weather. Spring (March to May) offers blooming rhododendrons, clear skies, and moderate temperatures. In the fall (September to November), enjoy stable weather, clear views, and comfortable trekking conditions. These seasons ensure a memorable and safe experience on your Rapid Everest Base Camp trek.

FAQs

This trek is designed for experienced adventurers, offering a faster-paced journey with a condensed itinerary. It skips typical acclimatization breaks, providing a quicker route to Everest Base Camp.

Ideal times are March to May (spring) and September to November (fall) for stable weather, clear views, and comfortable trekking conditions.

The package covers trekking permits, TIMS card, a knowledgeable guide, porter support, round-trip flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, airport transfers, accommodation, meals, and safe drinking water.

The trek is challenging and recommended for well-experienced trekkers with good fitness levels. Expect to walk 6-7 hours daily in high-altitude conditions.

The Rapid EBC trek skips traditional acclimatization breaks, making it essential for participants to be well-acclimatized before the trek.

The itinerary is designed for efficiency, but customization may be possible based on individual preferences. Consult with the trekking agency for options.

Highlights include a scenic flight to Lukla, vibrant Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, Everest Base Camp, and panoramic views from Kalapathar.

Safety is a priority. Follow the guidance of experienced guides, adhere to safety protocols, and ensure you are physically prepared for high-altitude trekking.

Prioritize cardiovascular fitness, strength training, and acclimatization. Consult with healthcare professionals before embarking on the trek.

Yes, many trekking agencies allow for additional days in Kathmandu. Discuss customization options with your chosen agency.

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