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Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip code
Package name Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek
Duration 12
Max. elevation 5545.00 m
Transportation Private vehicles and domestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM)
Accomodation 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge/Guest House during the trekking
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 1,799 per person



Trip Introduction:-12 Days Rapid Everest base camp trek

Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the best combo trekking journeys filled with high flying thrills and an overland adventure. It is an ideal mix of exciting trek that takes you till Gorak Shep, Everest Base Camp and Kala Phattar on foot and then a leisurely helicopter flight from Gorek Shep to Lukla.

This extraordinary trek is best suited for trekkers who have limited time but want to explore the Everest Base camp and its surroundings area. Similarly trekkers looking to experience Everest both from the land and the air can also fulfil their long awaited dreams. 

From Gorek Shep we take short helicopter ride back to Lukla. This is one of the most scenic helicopter flights goes over through Kala Phattar and Mt Everest base camp. If you trek back from Gorek Shep to Lukla will takes you about 3 days but the scenic short flight will take about 10 min to reach to Lukla.

Though a Rapid Everest Base Camp Trekking Journey, you have few acclimatize days to give your body to adjust with altitude. You will be acclimatizing in the Sherpa village call Namche Bazar as well Dingboche.  On these days you hike up to couple of hundred meters and back which will rely help to adjust with altitude.  

During your trekking journey you will be greeted by splendid snow covered mountains. The natural beauty of this trek is amazing as it comprises of the world famous Khumbu Icefall, and Khumbu Glacier. 

Besides that the Khumbhu valley are blessed with diverse topography, exotic terrains, and ever changing climate. On the Everest Base Camp trekking route you will also get to meet people from different ethnic groups. Their warmth and generosity filled with kindness will make you feel at home away from home.

The Everest base camp trek goes past the dense forest, Sherpa village to the base camp. It is a trek that can be completed in a quick time where others take couple of days more to complete it.  

This exciting whirlwind of an adventure takes you to the quaint atmosphere far off from the city sound here alongside spectacular views.

This is a wonderful package to have a faceoff with the Himalayas added with helicopter ride back can join this trip. We guarantee you that, this will be the one of best experience that you ever had while making to the Everest Base Camp ever.

Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek beginning from

The Everest Base Camp Rapid Trek begins from the capital city of Kathmandu. The scenic flight takes you across to the small Himalayan town of Lukla. Once you are here you will start your trek towards reaching to the village of Phakding. 

Leaving Phakding behind you then take to the trial that reaches you to Sherpa inhibited village of the famous Namche Bazaar. This is an incredible village of Khumbu filled with excellent mountain views, culture and historical wonders. You will acclimatize here for a day take rest and explore if you feel like.

 The next day the walk takes you ahead on a scenic trail to reach beautiful Tengboche, surrounded by green vegetation as well snow-capped mountain including Mt Everest. As you walk you will come across tall tree lines with an array of peaks with views of Mt. Everest and magnificent Ama Dablam.  Here you will visit the all-important Tengboche Monastery; one of the biggest and famous Buddhist monastery in Khumbhu area.

A move on from Tengboche Monastery will take you towards exciting tree lines, pure wilderness and windy landscapes. Dingboche is the next destination where you will be heading for.

Due to its high altitude, the climate of Dingboche is always cool. The trail that you take is blessed with splendid views of the mountains in the backdrop always giving you a feel of having the mountain extremely close to you.

Further as you go you will be reaching Lobuche and then Gorakshep. The day you hike from Lobuche to Gorek Shep you hike to Everest base Camp (5364m) in the afternoon, the main target place on this journey. 

Next day an early morning a final climb from Gorak Shep will then reach you to the all-important Kala Patthar known for its fantastic views of mountains. 

Once you are on the top you will be fascinated by the close views of massive Khumbu Ice-Fall and glaciers. Standing tall at the height of 5,545 m facing the breath-taking panorama of peaks with Everest and Mt. Pumori at mere distance is a rewarding encounter.

After spending quality time around the scenic places of high Khumbu, you descend down back to Gorakshep. From here you then board a Helicopter for a flight to reach back at Lukla which ends your high flying adventure into the Everest Base Camp.

From Lukla you board a domestic flight that takes you Kathmandu. It is fantastic trekking journeys with valuable moments which will certainly make this Rapid Everest Base Camp Trekking with a helicopter return a memorable one.  

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : On arrival at Kathmandu airport 1,320 m /4,355 ft staff transfers you to the hotel.

You will be arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. The representative of Trekking Planer receives you displaying the signboard of Trekking Planner outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel by the private vehicle.

Later in the day you will get enough time to rest and relax or go for a short walk depending upon your interest. In the evening after a short brief about the trek with your guide you will be taking part in a welcome dinner held in your honor. You will then retire to you room for an overnight rest.

Day 2 : Fly form Kathmandu to Lukla 2,820 m/9,300 ft, walk to Phakding village 2,645 m / 8,725 ft - 04 hrs. trek.

n the morning, today you will take 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After landing at the Lukla airport, you get to meet your guide and porters. 

Soon you start a trek by following a descending downward trail that leads you towards the Dudh Kosi River. Walking at a gradual pace you will soon reach Phakding, passing through a village, called Ghat. Overnight at a hotel with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m / 11, 350 ft - 06 hrs.

Your trek today continues all along the majestic and torrential Dudh Koshi River taking you to the ancient trading center of Namche Bazaar. As you move ahead you will be greeted by the first views of the Kongde Ri Peak. It then goes past some suspension bridges for a while and then the trail ahead bends towards the beautiful Benkar valleys. Further as you trek you will find beautiful waterfalls, ancient gompa and lush green forests that adorn the surroundings.

Once you are at Benkar you will be greeted by magnificent views of Thamserku (6623m) and the sacred Khumbila Peak (5765m). Observing these peaks you will halt for some time at Monjo. This place is also known as the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. Next you trek ahead through to the Jorsale village until you reach Larja Dobhan, for making a cross over a high suspension bridge. This is where the rivers of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi meet each other.

You then embark on the trail that goes steep till Namche Bazaar. On the way to Namche you get to see splendid views of the majestic peaks such as Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m) and Nuptse (7879m). This gives you a sense of relief and satisfaction during the ascent on the steep section.

Namche Bazaar is a renowned buzzing town of the Sherpa highlanders. It is a perfect place for acclimatization and a center for day hikes. Namche Bazaar still retains its ancient culture, traditions, and heart-warming hospitality. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 4 : Acclimatization day at Namche and short scenic hike to viewpoint.

The 4th day of your Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek is meant for acclimatization and rest. After taking a good rest you will trek a short distance to a museum. It showcases traditional customs of the Sherpa people. 

Later you also get to hike up to Syangboche and continues walk to the Everest View Hotel. From this hotel, you can see a panoramic view of the Himalayas, including the Everest (8,848 m) with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the Khumbu peaks. Later in the afternoon hike down to Namche. Overnight stay at Namche 

Day 5 : Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m / 12,760 ft-05 hrs.

A day of exciting trek continues as usual.  Today the trek takes you across the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains.  Trekking on further you will gain height until you reach the famous place Tengboche. Known for its age old monastery it is incredible. 

A look inside the monastery lets you explore its ornate wall hangings, sculpture of Buddha, musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. Besides that in the evening you can take part in its evening or morning’s prayer ceremony but depends upon the scheduling of the trek. Overnight at Tengboche

Day 6 : Trek to Dingboche 4,340 m / 14,320 ft - 05 hrs.

You will leave Tengboche behind and follow the trail that drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola. From here the trail climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. 

From this point onwards it an uphill trek that continues, until you reach to the traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche. Here you will get exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.  Before we head for the trek further you take time to rest to avoid altitude sickness.

Day 7 : At Dingboche another rest day for acclimatization with a short hike.

Today is the day for acclimatization and rest. After a good rest you will hike to Nangkartshang Peak which is located just above Dingboche. This is an excellent peak for getting splendid views of the charming Ama Dablam peak. 

If the weather stays clear, you get to see the excellent view of Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Img Valley, Mt Makalu  quite nicely.  You still have some time in the afternoon which you can spend either by strolling around the village or taking rest. Overnight at Dingboche

Day 8 : Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16109ft) 4-5 hrs walk,

The morning trek starts with a gradual and an easy paced ascent from the settlement of Dingboche. You will be passing through the grazing areas of cattle and the beautiful mountains that gives you a pleasant trekking experience.

Ahead you will be trekking past the chortens, Mani walls and stupas. Moving forward from here you will get excellent views of the Tabuche Peak (6495m), Ama Dablam Mountain and many more. You will go past the glacial valleys and vast landscape before making a climb onto the valley of Dughla. This is perhaps the last human settlement before traveling further to the base camp.

Further as you go you will get to discover one of the most touching sections of this trek. A trek of almost an hour will lead you to the height of the high ground overlooking the Khumbu valley, called Chukpo Lari. A monumental place where you will find various tombs built in memory of the mountaineers who laid down their  lives during their expedition to conquer Everest. From here the trail descends down taking you to the western side of the valley after walking over the glacial moraines of the majestic Khumbu Glacier. Stay overnight in Lobuche.

Day 9 : Trek to Gorakshep (5180m/16995ft) 3-4 hrs walk and Everest Base Camp (5364m/17600ft) 2-3 hrs walk

This is one of the most awaited and exciting days of your entire Everest Base Camp Trek.Today you will be heading straight for the Everest Base Camp. You need to be aware and take precautions against acute mountain sickness in this kind of altitude and trek sensibly. You will be leaving Lobuche after having an early morning's breakfast. Trekking forward from here reaches you to Gorakshep taking to the lateral moraines of the Khumbu Glacier past the Italian research centre. Overcoming the rocky paths, you cautiously walk avoiding the icy pinnacles and occasional crevasses in the Khumbu region.

Ahead the trail ascends over the Lobuche Pass and then reaches to the section squeezed by large glaciers of Changri Nup and Khumbu. In a very short time frame you will find yourself at gorakshep. An ideal place to make a halt for having your lunch and for an overnight stay.

After having a good rest and refreshing moments you will then move on to your final destination, which is the Everest Base Camp. You will be trekking on a rocky path and onto the New Moraine Route, until you reach the base camp. The moment you reach here the overwhelming sight of the number of tents and camps lined up by the climbers in the peak season, at the Everest Base Camp is phenomenal.

To be able to get here and observe the surroundings gives a delightful feeling that just cannot be expressed in words. Especially when you are in the lap of the world’s tallest peak. After cherishing the memories of these extraordinary moments, we retrace back to Gorakshep. Not only that You shall get completely lost in the beauty of the sunset visible from the base camp. Stay overnight in Gorakshep.

Day 10 : Climb Kalapathar 5,545 m / 18,297 ft descend to Gorakshep for breakfast than a short Heli flight to Lukla

Today is both an enduring be and a rewarding days of your trek. The first part of the morning is spent in climbing Kala Patthar. The ascent is demanding yet its worth a climb as the panoramic views that you get of the magnificent Everest standing at 8,848 m is breathtaking.

 From here wherever your eyes goes you get to see the splendor of giant peaks such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and many more. You will then make a quick descent to Gorak Shep and have a hearty breakfast. Next you then fly down to Lukla on a helicopter. In a matter of few minutes you reach Lukla for an overnight stay.

Day 11 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu with afternoon free at leisure.

This is perhaps the last day of your trek journey up into the mountains. For one last time you take a last look at the mountains and then board a flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be safely transferred to your hotel room by our guide safely. Overnight at a hotel

Day 12 : International departure for homeward bound.

Today is the final day of your trek journey in Nepal. One of our airport representatives will drop you to Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal. You will be taking back exciting memories of Everest Base camp with you to be cherished forever.


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