• 10 days Rapid Everest Base Camp/Kalapatthar Trek

Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek-10 days


Trip Overview

Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most magnificent adventure trekking itineraries for Everest Base Camp Trekking. This is a customized trek itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trekking in 10 days or we also can call is as Rapid Everest Base Camp Itinerary.

Normally, Everest Base Camp Itinerary has the days of acclimatization but this  Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary does not have acclimatization in both Namche and Dingboche. This itinerary is only for those people who have only 10 days and still passionate to witness the top of the world, Mt. Everest. And the most important thing is that the people who want to do this trek required sound stamina of walking in the mountain for more than 7 or 8 hours in the higher elevation and has good physical condition.

 Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek begins from the elevation of 1300m, Kathmandu and the highest point we get to is Kalapatthar which is 5550m. So, form 1300m to 5550 m, one has to maintain his stamina of walking in the mountain in this trekking.

 Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek, of course, will take you to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest and offers us magnificent views of giant peaks. The insights of Sherpa people and their hospitality, unique and endangered species of flora and faunas in Sangarmatha National Park, Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, Kalapatthar are the major things to experience in this trekking.

 Major Highlights of  Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Visit Lukla Airport and explore it
  •  Explore Namche Bazar, the Tibetan market and gateway to Everest
  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park and experience unique species of flora and faunas including blue sheep, Musk deer, Snow Leopard.
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery, the biggest monastery in Khumbu region
  • Climb Kalapatthar and celebrate mesmerizing mountain views
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp, the base camp of the highest peak in the world
  •  Experience Sherpa Kingdom, their friendly hospitality, culture and the food

Accommodation

We will offer three star accommodations in Kathmandu .  If you want to upgrade the accommodation, you have to pay some extra. Mountain accommodation during the trekking days will be very ordinary and basic. All accommodation will be on twin sharing basis. Single supplementary has to pay extra.  We spend the night at lodges and guesthouses. We occasionally get attached bathrooms. eNepaltour Pvt. Ltd. tries its best to book the A grade accommodation in the mountain prior to the trekking unlike other populated regions.

Meals

We provide only breakfast in Kathmandu and during the trekking days. In the trekking days, you pick up the item mentioned in the menu at the lodge or guesthouse and you will enjoy it. Sometimes, in a big group, you may have buffet service too. This takes place especially in peak season (Sept-Nov).  Breakfast will be provided at the guesthouse where we spent the night, lunch somewhere in the middle of the next destination and dinner at the guesthouse where we stay tonight. We offer you typical organic Nepali cushion which are really amazing.  

Best Time to Travel

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best time for Trekking. The weather is delightful and pleasant during autumn. The mountain views are astonishing.

The hills are wrapped with beautiful flowering rhododendron during spring. Mjaority of the trekkers find Spring best time to trek to Everest Base Camp Trekking since they love to see flowering rhododendron in Sagarmatha National Park. 

Winter( Dec-Feb) will be very harsh due to cold and cloudy weather which hide the mountain peaks.

Summer will be too hot for some trekkers. Heavy rainfall occurs and disturbs the transportation and even walk in the mountain.

Physical Condition and Experience

Those who can walk 5-7 hours in the mountain can do this trek.  Everest Base Camp Trekking  is a moderate and sometimes it becomes challenging too,  trek in Everest Region Trekking . Regular exercise, jogging and short hiking enhance your stamina and confidence.  Prior trekking experience and technical skills are recommended . These prior skills will be an asset for it.

Getting to the trailhead and Away

We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is short 35 minutes flight.  Lukla is the beginning point of Everest Base Camp Trekking. We again end our Everest Base Camp Trekking at Lukla and take a scenic flight to Kathmandu. 

Threats and Safety

We do not really face such terrible threats during this trekking. There is no any slippery and steep trail .  

There are few cases the trekkers suffered from altitude sickness. It may be because dehydration and lack of stamina. Report it to you trekking leader or guide if you have any health inconveniences. You will immediately be rescued. Drink plenty of hot drinks and do not smoke in the higher elevation. Have balanced diet and have sound sleep. 

 Note: If you have serious health problem, please consult doctor or inform us before departure to the trailhead.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Day 01 - Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft (Walking Distance: 8 KM) Duration: 3 hours

Day 2: Day 02 - Trek from Phakding to Namche [3,440m/11,280ft] that takes 6 and a half hours.

Day 3: Day 03 - Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) (Walking Distance: 10-11 KM) Duration: 5 Hours

Day 4: Day 04 :- Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) (Walking Distance: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours

Day 5: Day 05 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) (Walking Distance.: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours

Day 6: Day 06 - Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) - Gorekshep (Distance: 14-15 KM) 8 Hours

Day 7: Day 07 - Gorakshep - Kala Pathar (5545m/18188ft) - Pheriche (4210m) (Distance: 13-14 KM) 7 Hours

Day 8: Day 08 - Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 14-15 KM) Duration: 7 Hours

Day 9: Day 09 - Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) (Walking Distance: 18-19 KM) Duration: 7 Hours

Day 10: Day 10 - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 - Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft (Walking Distance: 8 KM) Duration: 3 hours

It is a short and scenic flight of 35 minutes. The take off takes place from Tribhuwan International Airport domestic. Sometimes, we have our flights disturbed due to unfavorable weather condition. For this we have to be patient. 

Upon our arrival at Lukla airport, we meet our entire team and alongwith porters and we begin trekkking to Phakding. Phakding is located at the lower elevation than Lukla. This trek today is on the flat and descent. Teahouse Overnight at Phakding. 

Day 02 - Trek from Phakding to Namche [3,440m/11,280ft] that takes 6 and a half hours.

We begin today's trek after breakfast. Today, we enter into Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site located at the highest elevation in the world. Jorsalle is the entry point where we get our National Park Entry checked. Then, the trail ascends to a suspension bridge. After suspension bridge, the trail is all the way up and steep and we finally gey Namche. Teahouse overnight at Namche. 

Day 03 - Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) (Walking Distance: 10-11 KM) Duration: 5 Hours

After, we are acclimatized, we have new stamina to trek to Tengboche. First, we have flat trail for half an hour then the trail changes into descent until we get the river. After, we cross the river, we have trail all the way going up till we reach Tengboche. Here, we visit Tengboche Monastery and its serene premises. Teahouse overnight at Tengboche.

Day 04 :- Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) (Walking Distance: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours

Today’s walk is entirely based in Sagarmatha National Park. We trek through pine, rhododendron, oak and fir. This is really a pleasant walk until we get Dingboche.

Day 05 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) (Walking Distance.: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours

Today’s walk is through alpine vegetations and plants witnessing mountain vistas in the skyline. We experience a little suffocation and difficulty in breathing as we go to higher elevation. Teahouse overnight at Lobuche

Day 06 - Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) - Gorekshep (Distance: 14-15 KM) 8 Hours

We today have to work a bit harder comparing to other days. We have to go to Everest Base Camp first then we get back to Gorekhshep for overnight stay. We witness magnificent views of giant peaks including Loatse, Nupse and other minor peaks. But in fact, we cannot capture Mt. Everest from Everest Base Camp.  Teahouse overnight at GorekhShep.

Day 07 - Gorakshep - Kala Pathar (5545m/18188ft) - Pheriche (4210m) (Distance: 13-14 KM) 7 Hours

Today, we climb Kalapatthar and celebrate stunning sunrise and awe-inspiring mountain views including Mt. Everest, Pumori and so on. It is windy at the top normally. We spend around 15 minutes at the top  of Kalapatthar and walk down to Gorekh Shep and trek down to Periche. Teahouse overnight at Periche

Day 08 - Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 14-15 KM) Duration: 7 Hours

This trail all the way back to Namche. For this , we follow the same trail. But we still enjoy our walk through Sagarmatha National Park. Teahouse Overnight at Namche.

Day 09 - Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) (Walking Distance: 18-19 KM) Duration: 7 Hours

Today, we leave Namche, the gateway to Everest region. Gradually, we also say good bye to Sagarmatha National Park and finally arrive at Lukla. We celebrate our victory over this adventurous trek here at Lukla in the evening and look forward for the next day flight to Kathmandu.

Day 10 - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

This is a short and scenic flight of 35 minutes to Kathmandu from Lukla airport. Upon your arrival, our representative will be there and you will be transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu.

Cost Details

What's Included and Excluded?

Cost Include

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle.
  • Meals (breakfast only) during the trek.
  • Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder Guide and his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine etc.
  • Porter ( porter available if more then 2 clints  only ) 
  • Round Trip flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu & domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla airport for Group and crews.
  • National Park permits.
  • TIMS (trekkers’ information management System.)
  • All ground transportation.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expanse and service charge included.
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner 
  • Trekking Map
  • A Trekking T-Shirt 

Cost Exclude

  • Your travel insurance. (Compulsory)
  • Accomodation and Food during your stay at Kathmandu
  • International air fare.
  • Your lunch and dinner
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips to guide and porter ( as you wish/ depends on your satisfaction) 

Quick Facts

Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days

Trip Grade: Moderate

Destination: Nepal, Asia

Group Size: Minimum 2 - Maximum 12 People

Arrival On: Kathmandu

Departure From: Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and All Meals During The Trek

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