Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek

Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Namche Bazar, the Tibetan market, Sherpa Culture, tradition, and practice
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery, the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region
  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park and experience unique species of flora and faunas including blue sheep, Musk deer, Snow Leopard
  • Climb Kalapatthar and witness the mesmerizing views of mountains
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp, the base camp of the highest peak in the world

The beautiful and gigantic mountains of the Himalayas are the backdrop for the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek. This trek offers gorgeous scenery of snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, and rhododendron forests blended with unique cultural experiences.

The Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek takes place in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sagarmatha National Park. The Nepali name for Mt Everest is Sagarmatha. Furthermore, the fabled Khumbu Valley leads the way to the high alpine region of EBC. This amazing, distinct region is showcased, then the tour begins with an incredible flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The fabled airstrip is where the Everest show really starts. During the climbing season, large expeditions from all around the world can be seen unloading gear and creating large caravans of goods ready to be shuttled to basecamp.

Details about Rapid Everest Best Camp Trek

The trek continues to mountaineering sites like Namche Bazaar, where sipping special masala tea with Sherpa locals is common. Another place of lore is Tengboche Monastery, where climbers ask for special permission to climb Mt Everest. They take part in ceremonies lead by the local Lama. Moreover, passing through beautiful Sherpa villages like Dingboche and Lobuche allow travelers to see the daily life of these incredible people. At the base camp, the trekker can see the stunning views of Mt. Everest (8,848m) along with other peaks like Pumori (7,161m), Lingtren (6,749m), Khumbutse (6,665m), Lhotse (8,414m), Nuptse (7,861m), Cho Oyo (8,188m), and Ama Dablam (6,856m). Another highlight of Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek trek is climbing the summit of Kala Patthar and watching the sunrise on the summit of Mt. Everest (8,848m). All this and even more is awaiting the ardent adventurer who is ready for a one-of-a-kind experience.

We at Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition have a mission to provide the best in service for all our clients. Since 2000, the company has been working diligently to create tours that reflect our passion for this great country to share with you. Our expert guides and experienced porters are here to help you achieve your Himalayan dream. Above all, we will provide you with the best possible accommodations and food available. Let us help you create memories for a lifetime.

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  • Duration 12 Days
  • Vacation Style Trekking
  • Max-Altitude 5,545 m
  • Activity Level Tough
  • Best Season Mar - May , Sep - Dec
  • Group Size 2-10 pax

Double/Twin Sharing In Hotel/Lodge

Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight

Full Board During The Trek

    After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our airport representatives will pick you up and escort you to the hotel.

    Early in the morning, we take the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla above the magnificent lush green hills towards the snow-capped mountains. We then arrive at Lukla. In Lukla, we will meet our other staff members and then start our trek towards Phakding.

    The path towards Namche Bazaar takes you through forests, villages and over small suspension bridges. Soon the small settlement of Monjo (2,835m), is reached which is also the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. After 3 hours of continuous walking, Namche Bazaar is reached. Namche Bazaar is known as the tourist hub and many trekkers and climbers use this same route to go to Everest. One can roam around the beautiful surrounding of Namche and enjoy experiencing the various activities of Sherpa people.

    Heading towards Tengboche from Namche we will pass through dense forests, and see the first views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856m), Mt. Kangtega (6,685m) and Mt. Thamserku (6,608m). Then the trail winds through Phunke Tenga (3,250m) in the Imja Khola valley along with forests of conifers and rhododendron. Tengboche, which is a small Sherpas village is also home to the largest monastery of the whole Khumbu region with the same name; Tengboche Monastery. This monastery houses incredible examples of Tibetan Buddhist iconography.

    From Tengboche, we descend down the Imja River, cross it, then continue on to ascend to Pangboche Village (3,930m). The trail passes by villages like Somare and Orsho and finally arrives at Dingboche. This village is a fine example of traditional Sherpa life as it has been for centuries.

    The hike from Dingboche to Lobuche will pass various Sherpa settlements like Dughla. Along the trail lies a stone pile created by locals in the memory of those who have lost their lives while climbing Mt Everest. Moving ahead the trail passes up and over Thokla Pass (4,830m), but before descending one can view Awi Peak (5,245m). Soon the trail reaches Lobuche.

    Today will prove to be the most exciting day of our journey. You will go from Lobuche to Gorakshep with a stop at the famous Everest Base Camp. During the spring it is a hive of activity with a sea of brightly colored tents reaching almost up to the slopes of Mt Everest. First, we trek from Lobuche to reach Everest Base Camp. From Everest Base Camp you will move to Gorakshep and is established upon a frozen glacier, however, due to the sand on top, it looks like the barren desert.

    In the early morning, we will hike to, and climb Kala Patthar. A large knoll that rises like a black cone and is striking against the white and grey backdrop. A climb to the top offers views of the first rays of sunrise kissing the summit of Mount Everest (8,848m). Mountains like Pumori (7,161m), Lingtren (6,749m), Khumbutse (6,665m), Lhotse (8,414m), Nuptse (7,861m), Cho Oyo (8,188m), and Ama Dablam (6,856m) can also be seen. Kala Patthar is the highest point of the trek, and the closest trekkers can see of Mt Everest. From Kala Patthar, you will move downwards to Pheriche, which is a small yak herding village.

    From Pheriche, you will again descend to Deboche. Passing through rhododendron forest Tengboche is reached. After a long descent, you will reach Phunke Tenga. Descending even further down, Namche Bazaar is finally reached.

    After Namche Bazaar we will continue to descend to Lukla. Along the way, various villages like Jorsalle, Bengkar, Chheplung, and Thalsharoa will be seen. Then you will reach Lukla. Lukla was the beginning of your alpine adventure and here is where the alpine portion of the tour ends. Lukla is a bustling town with every amenity available. Enjoy wandering among the shops and relaxing for the evening before the return flight the next morning.

    An early morning flight takes us from Lukla back down to the busy capital city of Kathmandu. Upon arriving in Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel. The evening is yours to enjoy. The streets of Thamel are full of shops and every cuisine imaginable. Here is a great place to buy souvenirs and watch the energetic shop owners peddle to the throngs of tourists.

    One of our representatives will greet you and transfer you to the airport 3 hours prior to your departure. We will bid you farewell as you fly home, or to your next destination.

Fixed Departure
16 November 2019 27 November 2019$1195 Available
17 November 2019 28 November 2019$1195 Guaranteed
20 November 2019 1 December 2019$1195 Available
23 November 2019 4 December 2019$1195 Available
24 November 2019 5 December 2019$1195 Available
30 November 2019 11 December 2019$1195 Guaranteed
1 December 2019 12 December 2019$1195 Available
5 December 2019 16 December 2019$1195 Available


  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu).
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek guide).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Official T-shirt
  • Adventure Certificate (after completion the trek)
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Monument entrance fees while on tour in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).


Trekking Days are designed so that the walking is enjoyable and safe. Typically, our trekking holidays involves 4 -8 hours of hiking per day, including a lunch stop. The trail varies from easy hiking on the lower elevation to strenuous walking over 5000 meters in the Himalaya Mountains. The day begins early at around 6.30 in the morning with a cup of tea. Before breakfast is the best time to pack your items not needed during the day into duffle bag keeping the essentials or items you wish to access throughout the day in your daypack. After breakfast, we are usually on the trail by 8.00 am. Lunch is around 12 pm and is generally 1-2 hour break. We reach our camp or teahouse by 4 pm as the afternoon walk is generally shorter than the morning. The time from arriving at the teahouse or campsite until dinner is your free time. There is always tea available, and sometimes side trips are available. Dinner is normally served around 7.00 pm. A common misconception is that if you are a slow walker you may hold people back – NOT SO. The group members often string out and there will be an hour or two between the first to arrive and the last. You walk at your own pace and stop when you feel like it. There will be always our trekking Sherpas, guides and porters at the front and the rear ensuring no one gets lost.

Himalayan Summit is a professionally managed trekking company based in Nepal, we have a policy of employing competent local trekking group leaders and guides. They are fluent in English and have undergone extensive courses in both guiding and health and safety including but not limited to wilderness first aid, mountaineering, eco-trekking training etc. Our team has had a year’s trip leading experience and are highly dedicated to providing quality programming. Much of our team has had working experience with international adventure travel companies.

We offer an open choice menu in our teahouse trekking programs where you can select the food you like for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Your guide is available to assist you with menu selection and is there to ensure the food is hygienic, plentiful and nutritious. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. Properly boiled water is served for drinking during the breakfast and dinner meals.

We have our own experienced trekking cook on all of our camping trips. We adhere to strict hygienic guidelines to ensure our food served during the camping portion of the trek is properly prepared. To start the day, breakfast consists of a choice of porridge, muesli, and cereal followed by eggs either fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional bread. Dinner is a hearty 3-course meal: soup, followed by a variety of vegetables, meat, rice, and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and special diets are regularly catered for. Please communicate any dietary restrictions or special request to our staff when booking your adventure. Properly boiled water is served for drinking.

We book clean and comfortable teahouses which we have developed long and successful relationships with. Our standard trips are based on twin bedded with shared accommodations. We can book a private room for you if you like, which will incur an additional cost.

We discourage buying plastic bottled water because there is no proper disposal system in place and discarded water bottles cause an environmental and aesthetic concern in the backcountry. Therefore, we will provide properly boiled water to refill your water bottles and when serving hot drinks in camp or at the teahouse. Your guide is very concerned for your health and well-being and thus oversees all water processes.

We can offer top quality service and facilities at a competitive price because we do not operate overseas offices and thus do not incur the cost of such. There are no hidden or extra costs not mentioned in our programs and price-lists. In every detail, we set the highest possible standards, from safety to the type of gear provided to the food we serve. Rest assured we meet international standards on all aspects of our programs.

To book any of our trips, please completely fill out the online booking form on our website, https://www.himalayansummit.com/, and send it to us along with the booking amount. The deposit can be paid by wire transfer or by credit card (Visa or Master Card only). Upon receipt of your booking details, we will send you a trip confirmation receipt of your booking.

Fitness is perhaps the key factor in the trek. Most people of average fitness for their age can complete our trekking programs. It is important not only to have the most enjoyable experience but for your safety that you are both medically cleared for our programs by your doctor, and have embarked on a training program prior to leaving on our program. With that said, on all our treks you are encouraged to take your time, set your own pace and enjoy the surroundings. Most first-time trekkers are concerned that they won’t keep up. They soon discover that a steady and moderate pace will ensure an enjoyable trek, and have the energy for the duration of the trek. Trekking is not a walking competition. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it, and you will have enough energy for extra activities. The best preparation for trekking is a program that includes both cardio exercises with moderate resistance training. It is also helpful to take day hikes at least once a week gradually progressing in distance and elevation gain to simulate some of which you will encounter on the trek.

We are committed to the welfare of our staff from the trek leaders and guides to Sherpas, cooks, and porters. We ensure good wages, salary, and proper insurance. We provide the proper equipment and clothing needed for all our staff, including porters. Each one of our staff is an integral part of our programs.

You need general travel insurance which includes both cancellation insurance, as well as rescue insurance. Read your policy’s fine print to make sure it covers you for trekking and/or climbing, depending on what trip you have booked, and that it covers you for helicopter evacuation.

In the case of a serious medical emergency or in the unlikely event of a casualty, we will coordinate rapid medical evacuation procedures. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in any evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance.

Himalayan Summit trip itineraries have been professionally designed to minimize the effects of high altitude. However, many will feel some basic symptoms of the change in altitude. Your guides are medically trained to know these symptoms and if they are progressing to a more dangerous and serious condition. It is important to be a participant in your own safety and report any ill effects to your guide as soon as possible so they may make assessments as to your condition. Extensive medical kits are carried on all our trips, and your guides are trained in the use of all the equipment. In addition, we carry a Portable Altitude Chamber which is designed to mimic air pressure at lower altitudes. Our guides are trained in wilderness medicine and adhere to international standards and have a duty of care to you, the client.

Safety is our top priority. All of our trekking group leaders and guides have undertaken the Wilderness First Aid Medical Course and have years of experience in planning, organizing, and executing a well-designed program focused on safety. We carry Portable Altitude Chamber (hyperbaric bag) along with a comprehensive medical kit. We plan adventure travel trips so that safety and comfort are not compromised.

Definitely! Our airport representatives will greet you at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Do check the Himalayan Summit clipboard on your arrival in Kathmandu airport outside the arrival terminal hall. Make sure you have provided your flight details to us in advance.

Trekking in Nepal Himalayas is an adventure holiday and thus please do not expect a shower each day. Hot showers are sometimes available, however, we strongly discourage the use of hot water due to the fact that it is usually heated with wood, and deforestation due to tree cutting is an environmental crisis in many Himalayan places.

You will be carrying your day pack with warm clothes, drinking water, snacks, sun block, camera and any other personal items you wish to access throughout the day. Generally, your daypack will be around 5 kilograms.

Most airlines fly directly from many Asian and Middle Eastern countries, however, there are no direct flights from most western countries.

All our trips itineraries have an arrival and departure day from Kathmandu built in to allow for rest from your journeys on both ends of the programs. You are also welcome and encouraged to arrive a day earlier or leave Nepal a day later to have a look around the vibrant Kathmandu valley. Himalayan Summit arranges airport transfers, hotel bookings or any extra activities as required.

Almost every teahouse has electrical outlets in the rooms for recharging. For camera batteries, there may be a cost of usually about 2-3 US$ per hour for re-charging. We use the 220-240 volts to power their appliances and two point’s plugs are recommended to bring.

Trekking poles can certainly be helpful. They can help shift some of the stress of descent especially off of your knees and onto your upper body. Many fine trekking poles to be beneficial for the trek, but they are not required.

Yes. There are dozens of trekking shops in the Thamel area of Kathmandu. Our trekking guide and representatives will be happy to assist you on this matter if needed.

If you want to take your phone with you, there is a good chance that it will work in most major cities. Please discuss this with your phone company prior to leaving for your adventure to see what the rates are and if you have an international calling and texting plan. You can also get the local mobile SIM card in Kathmandu.

It is notoriously difficult to predict the weather condition in the Himalayas. With that said, in general days may be warm and nights are cold. You can expect some snow or rain storms at times. Between 1000 and 3500 meters the temperature could be as high as 20°C to 5°C at the low end. At higher altitudes, the temperature ranges from 20°C to -10°C. During winter it is around 10°C colder.

Tipping is an accepted part of trekking although it is a completely personal matter. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. Budgeting up to 10 % of the trek is a good estimate.

Trekking peaks is a permit classification, and are the least expensive permits for climbing. They are also peaks that have been classified as having the least amount of technical climbing to reach the summit. Generally, these peaks can be done in a day from a high camp to the summit and back to high camp on the same day. The routes we use are chosen for their objective safety, involve easy angled snow slopes, straightforward ridges and occasionally minor scrambling. You will be using crampons, an ice axe, harnesses, fixed ropes, etc. for ascending and descending. We will introduce, review, demonstrate and provide ample time to practice all the skills required for the climbing. Trekking Peaks are carefully designed to deliver an exciting opportunity to climb a Himalayan peak while providing proper acclimatization. These treks are open to fit, determined walkers who have previously undertaken ‘strenuous’ treks; previous mountaineering experience is an advantage but not essential.