Rapid (Short) Everest Base Camp Trek - 9 Days

  • Duration 9 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Challenging
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner During Trek
  • Accommodation Tea House or Lodge During Trek
  • Max. Altitude Kala Patthar (5,555 Meters)
  • Activity Everest Trekking
  • Group Type Any
  • Group Size 1 to 10
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
  • The scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu
  • Long and High suspension Hanging Bridges along the way
  • A breathtaking view of Mount Everest Sunrise and Sunset from Kalapathar
  • A comfortable Accommodation and hygiene meals during the trek
  • Dudh Koshi (the River of the milk) and Rhododendron Forests
  • The main gateway to our Everest trekking, Namche Bazaar
  • Khumbu Glacier and the Khumbu icefalls
  • Spring Season is the best to discover the wild variety of flowers all around
  • Unique Sherpa culture and generous hospitalizes of the people living in this region
  • Learn Buddhism, and visit ancient monasteries
  • The traditional farming system

Rapid (short) Everest Base camp trek is mainly for those people who have a short period in Nepal and good experience on high altitude trekking. Green Valley Nepal Treks offers a rapid (short) Everest Base Camp trek with the best service quality and helps you to have an unforgettable lifetime journey with a competitive budget.

Rapid (short) Everest Base Camp Trek is without any rest day for acclimatization at a high altitude. Although the package is cheap for you, this package is proposed only to the trekkers who are physically fit and also have had thin air experience in the past. If you call yourself an experienced trekker who has done strenuous and high-altitude treks before then only you could for this short (rapid) Everest Base Camp trip. The rapid (short) Everest Base Camp Trek means that without altitude adjustment days during the trip

The highlight of the Rapid (short) Everest Base Camp Trek is a short trip to Kalapathar summit in the early morning for the luminous sunrise view over Mt. Everest and Nuptse. Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek is the shorter version of the standard Everest Base Camp Trek. Green Valley Nepal Treks offers a short EBC trek without a helicopter flight. On this trip, you will follow the same route that the regular Everest Base Camp Trekking does. Also, the trek starts after landing at Lukla airport and then you trek through regular Everest Base Camp trips like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Everest Base Camp. And you will follow the same route while returning to Lukla from Everest Base Camp. During a short Everest Base camp trip, you need to trek around 130km which means around 15 km in a day.

In a short time period, you get a chance to explore the amazing landscape, beautiful & lovely locals, traditional settlements, and the towering mountains of the Everest region.

What You Can Expect From Short Everest Base Camp Trek?

  • Warm Sherpa hospitality will give you a better understanding of their way of life. Learn as much as you can about the guides so that your trip is more memorable.
  • You will be able to take pleasure in your journey, which starts in Lukla and takes you through Namche Bazar and then to the base of Mount Everest via the Dudh Koshi Valley.
  • You will pass through breathtaking landscapes on your Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek, including lush green countryside and swiftly moving white rivers. Remote Buddhist temples, glacial ponds, a magnificent view of snow-covered, rugged mountains, and then Mt. Everest stands before you.
  • A walk up to Kala Pathar or Gokyo, both of which are located in the Everest Region, would be the greatest way to observe Mount Everest up close.
  • Each day, you will have the opportunity to walk for 4 to 10 hours across the rugged, uneven terrain. Long, uphill, and downhill trails make up the majority of the walk; the ground is not paved.

Is Everest Short Trek Suitable For You?

Yes, without a doubt. Anyone, particularly you, can do the Short Everest Base Camp Trek! Having said that, it would be best if you have prior high-altitude hiking expertise. Or, if you live close to the mountains, you should improve your fitness and stamina before embarking on the Everest Base Camp Short Trekking. If you have the willpower and some prior hiking expertise, we will assist you in completing this walk successfully. You need both strong stamina and inner strength to complete this hike successfully. This trek cannot be completed with just stamina. The journey to Everest Base Camp is simple for those who are psychologically and physically capable, who love the mountains, and who will enjoy their time in the Himalayas.

How to Get Prepared For a Short Trek to Everest Base Camp?

To complete the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek, you don't need to be an athlete or bodybuilder. You should be in reasonably good physical shape and have some prior hiking expertise. Ten weeks or so before your departure, we advise beginning a regular trekking schedule. Your stamina will be improved and aid you on the path to Everest Base Camp if you walk 3-5 km every day, especially up and downhill. If there are no mountains nearby, you can increase your stamina by swimming, climbing stairs, and treadmill running. Before you go to the gym or engage in any strenuous activity, please consult your physician. In conclusion, you don't have to be a particularly athletic climber or sportsman. Only previous hiking expertise on an uphill terrain is needed for the Quick Everest Base Camp Trek. Simply stated, "I want to do the Everest Short Trek," and then we will take care of the rest!

Short Everest Base Camp Trek Cost for 2024 and 2025

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Day to Day Itinerary
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Early in the morning, your trekking guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to the domestic airport in Kathmandu, where you will catch a beautiful flight to Lukla, where the thrilling Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek will begin. You will be welcomed by stunning alpine scenery and spectacular mountains when you arrive. From here, you can see Mt. Khumbila, a holy peak that has never been scaled, as you go on a route that gradually descends to Cheplung hamlet. From here, you will gradually descend to Phakding by following the Dudh Kosi River's bank. You may spend the night at Phakding with a beautiful view of the surrounding environment and a thick forest.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 3 to 4 Hours
  • 6.2 Kilometers

After taking in your first mountain breakfast, you will set out on your journey to Namche Bazaar. A pine forest is traversed on the first leg of the Quick Everest Base Camp Trek, which is then continued as it ascends the Benkar valley to the north. Prior to arriving at the gate of the Everest National Park, you must cross the Dudh Koshi River and travel through the settlement of Monjo. Following that, you will cross the suspension bridge to enter Jorsale village, where you will possibly have lunch.

You will cross Jorsale after a little rest and continue walking beside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers until you reach Hillary Bridges. From here, a difficult trek will take you upward to Namche Bazaar, arguably the largest settlement in the Everest area. A leisurely hike through the pine and rhododendron-filled forest will take around two hours. The Sherpa village of Namche itself is beautiful, and from here you can take in the breathtaking panorama of the mountains and their surroundings.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 Hours
  • 7.4 Kilometers

After breakfast at a tea house in Namche Bazaar, the third day of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek begins. The level terrain with the captivating views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama-Doblum, and Thamserku as you travel through the lovely mani walls and stupas along the route. After two hours of comfortable trekking to Phunge Tenga, you will climb steeply to Tengboche, where you may tour the oldest Tengboche Monastery. You will move toward Deboche and eventually Pangboche after leaving Tengboche behind. Pangboche offers a wonderful location where you may take in the view and the lovely valley. You may tour a number of monasteries in Pangboche during your spare time.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 9.2 Kilometers

After a wholesome breakfast in Pangboche, you will depart for Thukla today. Even better and closer views of the Himalayas may be seen when you go up to the Pheriche Valley. Walking for 6 to 7 hours through this lovely valley will provide you with additional incredible trekking experiences. The Everest Short Trek will be more difficult than the lower Khumbu Valley, however, you must strike a balance between your walking pace and stamina. You will go from Pheriche toward Dughla for the night by following the Imja River.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 10 Kilometers

A substantial breakfast will be served in Dughla to start the day. You will first go to the Sherpa Villages of Lobuche and Gorakshep across the Khumbu Glacier after a challenging ascending segment of the Short Trek to Everest Base Camp trek. You will unload your baggage and have a short meal when you get to Gorakshep before making one more push to reach Everest Base Camp (5,364m). Enjoy your time at base camp with your crew before returning to Gorakshep by foot over rocky, moraine-covered terrain that is also home to streams, glaciers, and a glacier.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 8 to 9 Hours
  • 14 Kilometers

You will ascend Kala Patthar today, which is the highest point on the Everest Short Trek. Before beginning your ascent to Kala Pathar, you must inspect the weather conditions. At 5555 meters above sea level, Kalapathar is situated. To see and take in the breathtaking vistas of the mountains glistening in the hue of the morning light, it takes around 2 hours to trek this well-known monument. You will return to Gorakshep and have breakfast before heading downwards to Pheriche after spending an incredible amount of time on Kala Patthar's summit.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 12 Kilometers

You will begin your trip toward Namche Bazaar after a hearty breakfast in Pheriche. The short trek to Everest Base Camp is stunning from Pheriche. You will walk in the direction of the Debuche settlement. There are a few teahouses in this little community. The trek takes you from Debuche to the town of Pangboche. The majority of trekkers have lunch at the Pangboche settlement. You will continue to stroll after lunch. You will arrive at Tengboche after a steep ascent. The route then continues downhill while crossing a river. There is another elevation following the river crossing. You will spend the night at Namche Bazaar after the uphill portion of the trail.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 Hours
  • 15 Kilometers

Although the track is lengthy today, the trek is simple. On the way back from the base camp, some hikers run. By doing this, your chance of getting hurt rises. The majority of accidents happen on the way back, so don't rush or sprint. After crossing the Hilary suspension bridge, you will begin the famous ascent from Namche. Along the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek Route, you will progressively hike after crossing the bridge with the other trekkers. You will stop at Tok Tok for lunch on the way home. You will continue to stroll after lunch. On this day, the excitement of returning home is different. You will eventually arrive at Lukla after several hours of trekking.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 13.5 Kilometers

The last morning in the Everest region and the last glimpse of the mountains may be enjoyed today. The Quick Everest Base Camp Trek will come to an end when you board a small aircraft for a spectacular 35-minute trip back to Kathmandu. You will be met by a travel agent from Green Valley Nepal Treks upon arrival in Kathmandu and transported back to the appropriate accommodation. There are other possibilities if you want to prolong your vacation, like a Chitwan jungle safari, a river rafting experience, a shopping tour of Kathmandu, mountain biking, and other activities. We would be happy to participate in these at your request.

  • Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Cost Includes
  • Flight ticket to Lukla from Kathmandu including airport transportation
  • All permits such as National park, TIMS Permit and local taxes
  • 8 nights’ tea house accommodation during the trek (Twin Sharing Base)
  • 3 times meals a day such as Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trekking
  • First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking professionals guide (Lukla to Lukla) with the medical kit as well as his insurance, well-paid salary, equipment, food and Hotel, etc...
  • Flight ticket to Kathmandu from Lukla including transportation to your hotel in Kathmandu
  • Certificate of achievement (If needed)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu (at end of the trek)
Cost Excludes
  • International airfare, Nepal visa fee and any kind of insurance
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • Porter to carry your luggage, will cost US$ 180/porter. (One porter can share between two people)
  • Tips for guide and potter (it is expected at the end of Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek)
Departure Dates
  • We have daily departures for this trip from March to May and from mid-September to mid-December. You can type in the number of passengers to book a reservation and select a date that is convenient for you. Due to group size, we never cancel a trip once you've made a reservation. If you would rather join the group, we will add more travelers on the selected date. You can let us know once you make a reservation or earlier.
  • If you want to cancel the trip for any reason, you can let us know at least 30 days in advance. Wewill refund your deposit. If you want to cancel the trip within a 30-day period, we will keep your deposit until you find out the next schedule.
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Useful Info

9 Days Short Everest Base Camp Trek Best Time, Season, Months

In Nepal, the optimum times for an Everest Short Trek are said to be in the autumn and spring. Autumn is characterized by bright skies without haze or clouds throughout September, October, and November, which makes it the perfect time of year for breathtaking mountain views. Rhododendrons in bloom throughout the dry spring months of March, April, and May add to the ambiance of the Khumbu region.

While it is feasible to go on a hike in the months of December, January, and February, the weather is extremely chilly, with declines of -30 degrees Celsius at night. Snowfalls that make the route slick are another possibility. Because of the extreme weather fluctuations on the mountain, the monsoon season in June, July, and August is the least favorable period to hike in Everest. There is a significant possibility of rainfall and snow, which will make hiking challenging and may cause flight cancellations from and to Lukla.

Therefore, autumn and spring are the finest seasons for a Short Trip to Everest Base Camp when taking into account the weather, temperature, scenery, and easiness of the trek.

Food and Meal Availability on Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek

The meals and food served on the Everest Short Trekking in the Khumbu area are excellent. On the whole walk, there are skilled cooks in every settlement. You may select the food you want for breakfast, lunch, or dinner from the menu. There are several options for both regional and international cuisine. Pizza, fried noodles, fried rice, different kinds of potatoes, Swiss roast, spaghetti, and of course Dal Bhat are some of the most popular menu items. Each teahouse provides water, beer, cold drinks, coffee, tea, and other alcoholic beverages. Despite this, it is not advised to drink alcohol after Namche Bazaar because of the adverse effects it may have on your body at such a high altitude. There are fantastic cafés to enjoy a croissant and a hot cup of coffee in Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche.

Accommodation Facility on Quick Everest Base Camp Trek

We will put you up in a fantastic 3-star hotel while you are in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, there are many excellent alternatives, ranging from budget-friendly to opulent. However, while on the hike in the Everest region, you will stay in a simple tea house. A teahouse trek is the Short Everest Base Camp Trek. As a result, the trail is lined with simple yet delicious tea establishments. The majority of the expedition's evenings will be spent in teahouses. Both single and shared accommodations will be in simple rooms. There will be soft blankets, pillows, and linens in the beds. Keep in mind that as you ascend, teahouses get more sparse and primitive.

Short Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty Level

It is considered a moderate to challenging journey to complete the Mount Everest Base Camp Short Trek in 9 Days. The Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty Level is influenced by a lot of variables, including your level of physical fitness, the number of trekking days, the route, and the season of the trek. 120 kilometers separate Lukla from Everest Base Camp and return on the trek route. Basically, you will have to walk for 4 to 7 hours every day for 9 days. Throughout the journey, you will have to cross several plain and rugged terrains.

The highest elevation of the Quick Everest Base Camp Trek is Kala Patthar at 5555 meters above sea level. The oxygen level gradually decreases over 3000 meters in elevation, making it more likely that someone would experience altitude sickness if their body is unable to adapt to the shift in air pressure. Headache, nausea, and vomiting are examples of symptoms. This brief route doesn't include any rest or acclimatization days, making it suitable for experienced trekkers only. Exercise, keeping physical health, and carefully following the Everest Base Camp Short Trekking Itinerary and guidance will thus help you avoid any problems you could encounter on the journey.

Everest Short Trek Travel Insurance

Before embarking on a Short Everest Base Camp Trek, we firmly advise getting travel insurance. Although we try our best to look after you, unexpected things sometimes happen. It is best to obtain insurance in case of a medical emergency necessitating a helicopter evacuation. You must get medical insurance in your home country as you are unable to do so in Nepal. Make sure your insurance covers accidents overseas and at high-altitude.

Altitude Sickness and Remedies during Short Trek to Everest Base Camp

While hiking around the world's tallest peak, you need to take some safety precautions. The risk of high altitude sickness is quite serious while undertaking the Everest Short Trek. You should practice appropriate acclimatization by rising gently, drinking enough fluids, avoiding alcohol, and quitting smoking before starting your journey. To avoid high altitude sickness, some hikers take Acetazolamide (Diamox), which will aid in your body's proper acclimatization. Above 3,000 meters in elevation, the preventive dosage is 125 mg taken two or three times each day. If symptoms such as a headache, nausea, lack of appetite, trouble falling asleep, weariness, dizziness, or lightheadedness arise, raise the dose to 250 mg twice or three times daily. When symptoms of high altitude sickness become severe, you should descend right away, if required with assistance, a porter, or guide.

Everest Short Trekking Packing List, Gears, Equipment

Although there are several stores in Kathmandu where you may buy and rent trekking-related goods, we strongly urge that you carry all of your clothing and equipment from your residence. The following are some of the main suggestions:

  • -20 degree sleeping bag ( having a sleeping bag liner is useful if you do trek more high altitude)
  • Duffel Bag Or Rucksack Bag with a waterproof cover
  • Thermal Vests and lightweight thermal tops
  • Fleece Jacket or Pullover
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Hiking shorts
  • Fleece or tracksuit pants
  • Lightweight walking pants
  • Thin inner socks and Thick warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots and Camp Sandals
  • Woolen Hat and Sunglasses
  • Moisturizing skin cream and Lip balm
  • Water bottles and Water purifiers
  • First Aid Kit
  • Toiletries

Here are some more items to consider adding to your packing list: Recommended Packing List for Nepal Trekking

Everest Base Camp Short Trekking Guide and Safety Major

A successful hike in the Himalayas requires safety. The Everest Base Camp Trek is extremely well-maintained because it is the most well-known trek in Nepal and maybe the whole globe. The Short Everest Base Camp Trek Route may have ice and thick snow from winter to occasionally early April. For your protection, our team has crampons and an ice axe with them. If you use any prescription medication, kindly carry it with you. A risk-free journey in the Everest region is the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek. You won't have to worry about being disconnected or out of reach because this path is covered by the cell network and offers Wi-Fi (fees vary depending on what the guesthouse charges).

Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek Booking Procedure

The Nepalese trekking and adventure company Green Valley Nepal Treks is licensed by the government. We also collaborate with a number of regional and worldwide tourist organizations, so anybody interested in an adventure is invited to reserve a spot on our Quick Everest Base Camp Trek and become a member of our family. You must pay a deposit of 10% of the total trip cost to complete your booking for the Short Everest Base Camp Trek with us. This is done in order to guarantee all bookings, including those for lodging, guides, trekking permits, transportation, and other services. When you arrive, you may quickly pay the balance in cash or with a credit card. Additionally, we would like to ask that you submit all necessary paperwork, including copies of your passport and travel insurance policies, at the time of booking.

Alternative Trekking in Everest Region

Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter flight out 12 days (arrival to departure)
Everest Base Camp Regular Trekking 14 days (arrival to departure)
12 days Everest Base Camp Trek (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek 16 Days (arrival to departure)

What our travelers saysClient Reviews
  • TripAdvisor

    Impressive Everest Short Trekking

    Green Valley Nepal Treks' management of Everest Short Trekking and approach to customer service impressed me. They provide the best possible service. Our walk was efficiently planned, and our guide, who was always incredibly helpful, compassionate, resourceful, and insightful, immediately found solutions to any issues. The parts of this journey that involved waiting for the aircraft to Lukla and being close to the airport's landing zone were incredibly exciting. The walk began at Lukla, passing through a number of Sherpa settlements while providing breathtaking views of the Himalayas. We were amazed at how swiftly and easily our guide can handle any problem when he was able to secure our tickets for flights to Lukla. This firm has everything meticulously planned out that is needed for a trip over the Himalayas. I salute this group.

    Tyson AndersonNovember 25, 2022Poland
  • TripAdvisor

    Short EBC Trek with Green Valley Treks

    Climbing the Everest Base Camp and the Kala Patthar are already unique experiences in themselves, but Green Valey Nepal has managed to make this experience even more unique and special! Attentive and available since the first contact, they allowed us to have the necessary security to move forward in this adventure.

    During the whole trek, we had the company of the guide Gopal, without words to thank for all the comfort and attention he always tried to give us!

    Thank you for the experience!

    Maria JoãoSeptember 28, 2022Denmark
  • Mountain sickness is always a possibility on the Everest Short Trek. You will reach 5555 meters at Kala Patthar on this high-altitude hike. Altitude sickness is a pretty common occurrence when you exceed 3000 meters in elevation. To avoid it, extreme caution is required.

  • You are welcome to leave your additional equipment at the hotel. Your possessions are secure with them. And after the hike, you can get them back. Or, we can keep your belongings secure in our office.

  • In Nepal, international visitors are required to have travel insurance. Trekking permits to Everest Base Camp cannot be obtained without insurance. Therefore, purchase trek-related emergency travel insurance. Not all insurance policies provide 6000m. Don't forget to cover.

  • Yes, the vast majority of tea houses are powered by electricity. Others have solar panels as an option. You may find charging stations in each of these areas without any delay.

  • Yes, during the peak seasons of autumn and spring, everything becomes too congested. In this situation, you might need to make reservations in advance since we need to arrange everything, including the flights and lodging.

  • In order to tackle or avoid altitude or acute motion sickness (AMS) in Everest Trekking we can do the following things:

    • Ascend slowly
    • Proper acclimatization and Rest
    • Drink plenty of water
    • Take a proper diet (Soups rich in garlic)
    • Use Diamox as per the doctor’s prescription
    • Completely avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes, Tobacco, and Dairy Products.
  • For this climb, experienced hikers who have taken the proper precautions are ideal. You must be able to acclimatize rapidly because it is a rapid EBC trek. On this journey, those with prior trekking experience will be at an advantage. Meanwhile, novices could have greater challenges. Additionally, if you want to save 3 to 4 days and are rushing to do the EBC Trek, this is for you.

  • On the Short Everest Base Camp Trek, there are no locations you will miss. The route is identical to that of the regular Everest Base Camp Trek. The main difference is that this schedule doesn't include any days for acclimation. This hike also includes the ascent to the Kalapatthar viewpoint. This journey includes visits to the most well-known locations, including Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, Pangboche, Pheriche, Dhugla, Lobuche, Gorakshep, Kala Patthar, and of course, Everest Base Camp.

  • Yes. Sagarmatha National Park permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality permit are necessary. You may rely on Green Valley Nepal Treks to assist you with all the documentation required to obtain these permits.

  • Credit and debit cards are primarily ineffective in the Everest region due to the lack of acceptance. There are ATMs in Kathmandu, and you may be able to get a good exchange rate by withdrawing rupees. In Kathmandu, ATMs often charge a USD 5 service fee on top of any fees imposed by your bank. The daily limit withdrawal from these ATMs is typically 25,000 rupees (or around USD 215).

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