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Rapid (Short) Everest Base Camp Trek 2024/25 - 12 Days

Rapid (Short) Everest Base Camp Trek  2024/25

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Key Information

TRIP DURATION

12 Days

DESTINATION

Nepal

TRIP DIFFICULTY

Moderate

TREK STYLE

Trekking

ACCOMODATION

Hotel + Lodges

TRANSPOTATIONS

car / flight

Best Season

Spring/Autumn

Every trekking enthusiast desires to reach the world's highest point, Everest. However, the speedy adventure towards Everest base camp is no joke. 

Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek is a shorter and quicker version of Nepal's famous Everest Base Camp Trek.

It's perfect for those who want to experience the beauty of the Everest region but have limited time.

So, what's remarkable about the rapid Everest base camp trek?

Highlights of the Rapid Everest base camp trek 

  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Everest and other towering peaks.

  • Visit the famous starting point for Everest climbers.

  • Scale Kala Patthar for stunning sunrise views of Everest.

  • Immerse in Sherpa villages and their welcoming culture.

  • Trek through a UNESCO wilderness with rare wildlife.

  • Stay in mountain lodges for local food and camaraderie.

  • Conquer challenging paths, bridges, and passes.

  • Discover ancient monasteries and spiritual traditions.

Overview of the Rapid Everest base camp 

The Everest Base Camp Trekking is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the stunning landscapes, rich culture, and high-altitude challenges of the Everest region in Nepal. 

This trek typically begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla— through pleasing Sherpa villages, lush forests, and high-altitude terrain. 

Along the way, you'll experience breathtaking views of towering peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The trek also provides cultural immersion as you interact with the warm and hospitable Sherpa people and visit ancient monasteries. 

It culminates at Everest Base Camp, where climbers prepare for their ascent. The journey is both a physical challenge and a spiritual adventure, a dream expedition for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts worldwide.

Scenic Marvels of the Himalayas

The journey is awe-inspiring beauty you'll encounter during the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek. 

As you journey through the Himalayan landscape, you can observe breathtaking vistas of the world's tallest peaks, including the majestic Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. 

These towering mountains paint a mesmerizing backdrop against the clear skies, creating picture-perfect moments that will stay with you forever. It's a visual feast that captures the essence of the trek, a remarkable and unforgettable adventure.

Cultural Immersion and Local Connections

The trip offers the chance to know the friendly Sherpa people in the region. You'll visit their villages and learn about their traditions and way of life. 

At the same time, you make new friends, experience their warm hospitality, and gain insights into their rich culture. It adds a memorable and meaningful dimension to your trekking adventure.

Adventure along the way 

The Rapid Everest base camp trek is an excitement-filled trip for every adventurer. The tour is not just a walk; it's an exciting journey filled with fun and some problematic parts. 

You'll have thrilling moments, like crossing high bridges and climbing steep hills. These challenges make the trek an adventure, and overcoming them gives you a sense of accomplishment. 

Moreover, it’s the exciting experiences and personal growth you'll have on the path to Everest Base Camp.

Itinerary Expand All Close All

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport and our representative will take you to the hotel where you have the afternoon to yourself.

Later, you will explore the buzzing nightlife of the city, or relish the unique cuisine that Nepal is so famous for. 

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2652

You embark on one of the most beautiful flights in the world today. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is a mind-boggling one, showcasing the scenery of the white tops of perfect mountain peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, etc.

After the 25-minute flight, the trek commences. We descend down a small plateau to the forested valley, and with tantalizing views of the mountain peaks adorning the Everest region, we reach Phakding. Approximately 3 hours of walk and 25 minutes of flying time.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge (Twin Room)
Elevation
3440

Walk northwards to the Dudh Koshi through magnolia, fir, and rhododendron forests. From Jorsale, you cross the west fork of the Bhote Koshi River and steeply climb to Namche Bazaar, the old trading spot for Nepal and Tibet.

Namche is aptly called the “entry point to the Everest” and has a big bazaar set up every week. Approximately 7 hours of walk. BLD included.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Acclimatization is essential for success in this trek. You hike towards Kunde and Khumjung, and after climbing out steeply from Namche, you reach the Everest View Hotel, which offers close-up views of the Everest peak.

From here, you trek to the villages of Kunde and Khumjung, strategically located below the rocky, Khumbila peak. 

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4350

Descend downwards to the Trashinga village and cross the settlement of Phunki Thangka today. From here, the passage through a forested ridge brings us to the beautiful Tengboche by lunchtime.

Later, visit the Tengboche monastery, which offers the most magnificent views of the sun setting over tall mountain peaks like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam etc. Approximately 4-5 hours of walk.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4350

Descend down to the Imja Khola and cross it to reach Deboche. Continue further to Pangboche, where you will be greeted with magnificent views of Ama Dablam.

After visiting the Pangboche monastery, you steeply climb out to the summer settlement of Dingboche. 

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4950

Follow a steep path out of Dingboche to get out of the treeline. Walk past a chorten to reach Dusa and descend to a stream.

Upon crossing the settlement of Dugla, which is situated at the end of the moraine of the Khumbu glacier, we walk up the Chukpo Lari ridge. Finally, you reach the hamlet of Lobuche, from where the sunset views over the Nuptse are mind-boggling. 

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5160

This day marks the highlight of the trek as we will be reaching the Everest Base Camp. You start off with an upward gentle trail, followed by a steep ascent, and reach the lateral moraine of the Khumbu icefall.

Follow the Khumbu glacier to Gorakshep, from where two paths are distinct. Take the path up to the Everest Base Camp. Through undulating paths passing through fascinating ice figures, you reach the Base Camp to witness the mind-boggling views of the Khumbu Ice Fall and the panorama of mountain ranges.

Everest appears before us while Nuptse towers above us. Pumori rears behind us. You return back to Gorakshep to spend the night after witnessing the spectacle of the mountain scenery of the Khumbu region. 

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5553

This is yet another highly difficult but adventurous day as you climb the Kala Patthar peak. Kalapathhar means black rock, and the peak stands up to its name.

The climb is steep, and the top of the peak offers the magnificence of the mountain panorama of Nuptse, Kangtega, Pumori, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Thamserku and the icy magnificence of Khumbu icefall.

The greatest view is that of Everest, standing tall and proud. Retrace the path back to Lobuche and drop down to Periche to spend the night. 

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

From Pheriche, you retrace our steps back to Namche. The paths descend down to the main Imja Khola Valley and pass through alpine meadow landscapes into Pangboche.

From Tengboche and P{hunki Tenga, the trail today finally ends in Namche. 

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2860

From Namche, we descend down to Phakding and finally to the plateau of Lukla. If you have time, you can visit the small monastery situated beneath the river. You spent the night in a nearby lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1400

This day marks the end of the trekking journey. You return back to Kathmandu on a 40-minute flight. The rest of the afternoon can be spent sightseeing around the buzzing nightlife of the capital and exploring sightseeing locations. 

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pick up drop by private car.
  • 2 night 3 star Hotel  in Kathmandu with breakfast .
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea.
  • All Ground transportation. 
  • Himalayan Partner Treks T- shirt .
  • Proper Insurance of all Our staff.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Highly experienced Government licensed guide, porter/poters and their expenses including and Their equipments during the trek.
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back with airport taxes for you and guide.
  • Necessary permits And entrance Fees .
  • Himalayan Partner treks sleeping bag, down Jacket and Duffel bag (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed).
  • Himalayan Partner treks kit box.
  • Assistant guide group size above 5+ person.
  • Worst case ! We assist you  Rescue Evacuation Period .
  •  Farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant with Company Team.

What Is Excluded?

  • International airfare & Nepal visa fee
  • Food in Kathmandu and Extra Days in Nepal.
  • Tips for guides, porters and driver.
  • your insurance and Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
  • All kind of drinks While you are on Treks.
  • Entrance fees in the monuments during Treks.
  • Extra night accommodation than the scheduled itinerary.

Rapid (Short) Everest Base Camp Trek 2024/25 Altitude Profile

Route Map

FAQs

The Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek typically takes 9 to 12 days to complete, depending on your itinerary and acclimatization needs.

The shortest Everest Base Camp trek is typically around 8 days, but it can be completed in as few as 7 days for a very rapid version.

Yes, beginners can trek to Everest Base Camp, but it's essential to be in good physical condition and undergo proper acclimatization and preparation.

While it's possible to complete the Everest Base Camp trek in a week, it's not recommended for most trekkers due to altitude and physical challenges; a more gradual itinerary is advisable for safety and acclimatization.

It's not recommended to attempt Everest Base Camp without training, as proper physical preparation is crucial to handle the altitude and challenging terrain.

Yes, Everest Base Camp and its trekking trails can be crowded during peak seasons, especially in the spring and autumn months.

Taking Diamox for Everest Base Camp should be considered after consulting with a healthcare professional to address altitude sickness prevention.

Additional Information

The best seasons to visit the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek vary based on weather and trekking conditions. 

Spring (March to May)

Spring is the best time for the trek, with weather precise and moderate temperatures. Rhododendron blooms add color to the landscape, and you'll have the best chance to see Everest's stunning views.

Autumn (September to November)

Autumn is another prime season. The skies are clear, and the weather is stable. It's the post-monsoon period, and you can enjoy pleasant temperatures and vibrant scenery.

Winter (December to February)

While winter is less crowded, it's also colder.  There's a higher chance of snow and harsh conditions. It can be a unique experience.

Monsoon/Summer (June to August)

Monsoon season can be problematic due to heavy rainfall, slippery trails, and obscured mountain views. Trekking is challenging in this time, so it's best to avoid it.

Tea houses or lodges provide accommodations during the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek, which are cozy and comfortable guesthouses along the trekking route. 

Tea Houses

These basic but welcoming lodges offer rooms with twin beds or dormitory-style sleeping arrangements. While the accommodations are simple, they provide a warm and collective atmosphere. It is a great place to rest after a day of trekking. Some tea houses offer shared bathrooms, while others may have attached bathrooms.

Local Food

The tea houses serve meals, and you'll have the opportunity to enjoy local cuisine. 

The menu includes a variety of dishes, like dal bhat (a traditional Nepali meal of lentil soup and rice), noodles, pasta, soups, and a selection of snacks.

Altitude, or acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a potential concern when trekking to high altitudes like the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek. It occurs when your body doesn't adapt well to the reduced oxygen at higher elevations.

Symptoms of Altitude Sickness

  • Mild symptoms like headaches, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, and loss of appetite.

  • As altitude increases, symptoms can worsen, from severe headaches, vomiting, difficulty breathing, confusion, and loss of coordination.

  • High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE)  is are life-threatening form of altitude sickness that requires immediate medical attention.

Dealing with Altitude Sickness

  • The effective way to prevent altitude sickness is to acclimatize gradually. It involves ascending slowly and taking rest days for the body to adjust.

  • Drink plenty of water to stay well-hydrated, but avoid excessive alcohol and caffeine consumption to be safe from dehydration. 

  • Some trekkers take acetazolamide (Diamox) to help prevent altitude sickness. Please consult a doctor before using it; it should not replace proper acclimatization.

  • If you experience symptoms of altitude sickness, it's necessary to descend to a lower altitude immediately. Only continue to ascend once you feel better.

  • If you feel unwell or experience symptoms, take a rest day. Pushing through can make symptoms worse.

  • Cold can exacerbate altitude sickness symptoms, so wear warm clothing to maintain body temperature.

  • Stay calm, and pace your trek according to your fitness level and acclimatization status.

Clothing

  • Moisture-Wicking Base Layers: Lightweight, breathable, and moisture-wicking thermal tops and bottoms to regulate body temperature.

  • Insulating Layers: Fleece or down jackets to keep you warm in cold conditions.

  • Waterproof and Windproof Jacket: A good-quality, waterproof, and windproof jacket is essential for changing weather conditions.

  • Trekking Pants: Lightweight, quick-drying, comfortable trekking pants, convertible to shorts if possible.

  • Gloves and Mittens: Insulated gloves for cold days and waterproof mittens for added protection.

  • Headwear: A warm hat, sun hat, and a buff or neck gaiter to protect against the sun and cold.

  • Hiking Socks: Moisture-wicking, cushioned hiking socks with extra pairs for changing.

  • Footwear: Sturdy, waterproof trekking boots with good ankle support and well-broken-in to prevent blisters.

  • Gaiters: Optional but helpful in keeping debris out of your boots.

Gear and Equipment:

  • Backpack: A comfortable and appropriately sized backpack (30-40 liters) for carrying essentials.

  • Sleeping Bag: A cold-weather sleeping bag rated for sub-zero temperatures.

  • Trekking Poles: Adjustable trekking poles for stability and balance on uneven terrain.

  • Headlamp: A reliable headlamp with extra batteries.

  • Reusable Water Bottle: A reusable water bottle or hydration system to stay hydrated.

  • Sunglasses: Polarized, UV-protective sunglasses to shield your eyes from intense mountain sun.

  • Duffel Bag: A durable duffel bag for porters to carry your extra gear (limit 15 kg/33 lbs).

  • Lockable Bags: Small lockable bags for organizing and securing your belongings.

Health and First Aid

  • First Aid Kit is a basic kit with bandages, antiseptic wipes, and pain relievers.

  • Prescriptions: Any necessary medications and copies of drugs.

  • Altitude Sickness Medication: If recommended by a doctor.

  • Water Purification: Water purification tablets or a portable water filter.

Personal Items

  • Travel Documents: Passport, trekking permits, and travel insurance documents.

  • Cash: Nepali Rupees in small denominations for purchasing items on the trek.

  • Toiletries: Toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, and other personal hygiene items.

  • Towel: A compact, quick-drying towel.

  • Electronics: Camera, spare batteries, and chargers (electricity may be limited).

  • Power Bank: A portable power bank to charge electronics.

Client Reviews

Stephen Gray

Stephen Gray

Australia

20th Jul, 2022

Perfect Everest Trek Arrangement I spent very memorable days in the Everest region in Nepal. I used to dream to see this highest peak of the world and now I arrested it in my camera. My guide arranged everything and helped me a lot. He did not let me feel tired and boring. I have read about the Manaslu region and willing to go there with this company again. I like to make a strong recommendation.


Igor D

United Kingdom

4th Aug, 2022

Very good, highly recommend We had a trek in Everest region spring 2021 and Ghan organized everything for us: Entry documents, accomodation in Kathmandu, many other supports before, during and after the trip. Excelent service and very friendly experience. Highly recommend the company.


Danielgonzalezruiz

Mexico

4th Aug, 2022

Great experience! Great experience with a great staff! I wish I can go back soon again for a new tour. You will find a lot of places where they offer you treks, tours, etc. and I can't comment on them, but here, definitely you'll have a great time.


OwayneKhoo

Malaysia

4th Aug, 2022

Totally worth it If you walk on the streets of Thamel, there's gonna be tons of people offering you treks, and you have to bargain your way through or youre gonna get overcharged. I wish I booked with this company earlier! During my second visit here, I realized how cheap it could be, and I got way more than I expected. Amazing guide, amazing price, amazing trek.


Mattyg89

United Kingdom

4th Aug, 2022

Trek of a lifetime I trekked Everest Base Camp with Ghan and his company. The trek itself was incredible. I couldn't have asked for more from Himalayan Partner Treks and would highly recommend then to anyone who wants to trek in the majestic Himalayas.


Clae James

United Kingdom

4th Aug, 2022

Look no further - this is the place! Awesome experience with Himalayan Partner Treks & Expeditions. Ghan arranged my Everest Base Camp trek and it all went off without a hitch! He was always in contact and changed over our flights out of Lukla without issue. Great service, competitive prices and he uses great guides. If you're looking for somewhere to organise your travels in Kathmandu, this is the spot! After my first experience, I had Ghan arrange my Annapurna trekking and jus... See more t like EBC, it was an awesome experience. Thanks for everything! See less...


RocioCalero

Spain

4th Aug, 2022

was amazing! I did poon hill 4 day trekking with Himalayan partner treks . the treks was fantastic and guide was so accommodating . their service and prices are Reasonable in competitive market in thamel. If I go back to Nepal again I definitively use it gain. Highly Recommended to Everyone!!


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