Trip At Glance

Duration: 10 Days Trip Code: CO-112
Trip Grade Moderate Max-Altitude: 5555 m /18220.4 ft
Meals: Included during the trek Accommodation: Tea house/ available mountain lodges during the trek
Group size: Minimum 2 Transportation: Domestic flights
Trip Start: Kathmandu Trip End: Kathmandu
Primary Activity: Trekking, Hiking, Sightseeing Best Season March to May, Mid September to Mid December

Trekking to Everest Base camp is a dream to many. Everest Base Camp Trek is considered as one of the most popular trek that is to be considered in Nepal. Rapid Everest Base Camp trek is one of the best opportunity to the trekkers who are willing to overtake the trek but has comparatively less number of days. The itinerary is prepared in such a way that guest can fulfill their dream of reaching to the foothills of the world’s highest mountain “Mount Everest”. However, since there are no any acclimatization days we would suggest you to train yourself by being used to some kind of regular exercise to keep yourself healthy and strong that will help you better acclimatize and adapt with the mountain environment.


The Rapid Everest Base Camp trek provides the opportunity to fly to Lukla, one of the most exhilarating airports of the world to the Himalayas where one can experience the great Himalayan culture of the Sherpas. This trek is not only about exploring Mt. Everest but it offers the opportunity to savor the breath taking beauty of other mountains like Nuptse, Lothse, Makalu and Choyu. The area offers a uniqueness of Sherpa culture their unique lifestyle. While on a trek, you will experience the beautiful scenario of the mountain landscape, the freshness of the air, the beautiful vibe of the traditional mani walls, stupas, and the flattering of the colorful prayer flags will rejuvenate yourself from the stress of the day to day life.

Spring Season (March to May) and autumn season (October to December) are considered to be the best season for Everest Base Camp Trek. You will reach at an altitude of 5,364 m (17,598 ft.) .Our well researched itineraries will help you get the ultimate adventure experience that you deserve to see and savor during this trek. We make sure that you are acclimatized as required for the trek.

Trip Highlights

  • An incredible view of the terrain to watch throughout the flight to Lukla.
  • A chance to experience the unique culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa community.
  • Beautiful vista of the sun giving greetings to the mountains.
  • A chance to visit the Tengboche monastery and learn more about the Tibetan Mountain culture.
  • An opportunity to have a glance of the beautiful and scenic views of the snowcapped Himalayas.
  • Experience the best hospitality from the local people.
  • An awesome flight to and from Kathmandu to Lukla, one of the most exhilarating airports.
  • Tengboche Monastery, Kalapatthar climbing and walking through Khumbu Glacier.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Phakding: 2610 m/8613 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 02: Trek to Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 03: Trek to Tengboche (Altitude: 3860 m/ 12738 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 04: Trek to Pheriche (Altitude: 4240 m/13990 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 05: Trek to Lobuche (Altitude: 4910 m/16203 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 06: Trek to Gorekshep- EBC- Gorekshep (Altitude: EBC: 5357m/17678 ft. Gorekshep: 5140 m/16960 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 07: Morning Kalapathar and trek back to Pangboche (Altitude: Kalapatthar: 5550 m/18315 ft. Pangboche: 3930 m/12970 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 08: Trek to Monjo (Altitude: 2850m/9405 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 09: Trek to Lukla (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Meal: B/D)


  • Accommodation during the trek in Teahouse/Lodges 
  • All standard meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner), safe drinking water (use of water purifying tablets), seasonal fruits after dinner, tea/coffee (3 times a day) 
  • Kathmandu –Lukla –Kathmandu flight tickets, domestic departure transfer and airport tax 
  • Well experienced English speaking trekking guides holding guide’s license (their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation) 
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses (salary, food, accommodation equipment and insurance) 
  • All the necessary permits i.e., (Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit) and TIMS (Trekkers security Card) permit and all the paper works 
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (upon request). Needs to be returned after trip completion. 
  • Company’s duffel bag (Upon request) and T-shirt (As a souvenir) 
  • Trekking route map 
  • First Aid Kit (Carried by your trek guide) 
  • Arrangement of rescue helicopter service (Your travel insurance should cover this expense) 
  • Necessary local and government taxes 


  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Kathmandu portions. (Can be arranged upon request)
  • Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bar bills, showers, Internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc. 
  • Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.  
  • Extra porter if you require. 
  • Personal trekking equipment. 
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation. 
  • Medical expenses and trip cancellation. 
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation. 
  • Tips of guide, porters and driver as a token of appreciation. 
  • Monument entrance fee for Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in “cost includes” list. 

Day 01: Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) (30-35 minute flight) 

Total duration: 4 hours 

Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

You will be escorted to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan Airport by our staff early in the morning to board the flight to Lukla. After a 30-35 minutes flight you will land to Tenzing- Hillary Airport, Lukla from where your destination begins. You can enjoy the majestic view on your way to Lukla from Kathmandu if the weather is clear. You will be briefed by our guide regarding the trekking to Phakding. We will introduce you to the other trekkers during your breakfast. You will get some time to go see the village and local people while our porters sort out and load the trekking equipments. This walk is considered a short hike that will help you to acclimatize. After almost four hours of walk you will reach Phading. There are many beautiful monasteries to visit, beautiful Lukla village and a breathtaking terrain to view. There are many resting places and lodges in Phakding and you will be staying in one of these lodges tonight. 

Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft)

Total duration: 5-6 hours 

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Today, after having breakfast in Phakding, our trekking continues along the trails of Dudhkoshi River. This uphill trail crossing the exciting suspension bridge with prayer flags leads to Monju, the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. There are many teahouses, and shops on the way to Monju from Phakding for light refreshment. You will have to clear the entrance formalities to enter the National Park from where you will be walking down the steeped trails to Dudhkoshi River. After crossing another interesting suspension bridge, the uphill trail will lead you to Namche Bazaar-Gateway to Mt. Everest. You will find many good restaurants, hotels, lodges shops, money exchange, bakeries and teahouses as Namche is the biggest village along the whole Everest trail. Major attractions of this day are view of Mt. Kusum, Lhotse, Nuptse and a first Glimpse of Mt. Everest. You will stay in a guesthouse tonight.

Day 03: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m/12,684ft) 

Total duration: 5 hours 

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After breakfast, the trek for today will start.  Today we will follow the trails along the glacial water of Dudhkoshi up till the altitude of 3867m. You can enjoy the phenomenal view of the Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam during this walk. Enthralling Thamserku exist in the close vicinity of the trail along with the lush of the temperate vegetation including Rhododendron, Oak, Juniper etc. You can also get a glance of wild fauna like Himalayan Thar, Musk deer, snow leopard and different varieties of birds prevailing in that region .After reaching Tengboche; you will see the famous Tengboche Monastery decorated with beautiful Sherpa art and different beautiful wall hanging. You will spend this night in Tengboche. 

Day 04: Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche (4,210m/13,990ft)

Total duration: 5-6 hours 

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

As usual, our journey begins after breakfast at Tengboche. The trail today passes through lush forests of birch and rhododendron trees. On the trail, you can experience the mesmerizing views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The trail passes through several ups and downs. You will be passing through various terrains crossing the Imja River to Pangboche.

Day 05: Trek to Lobuche (4,928m/16,164ft)

Total duration: 5 hours

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After the refreshment, today we will walk through the lateral trails of the Khumbu Khola valley to reach Dugla. During the trek, we will get to see the view of Mt. Pumori (7,138m/23,418ft) and Chola Lake. We will reach to Dugla after crossing a small bridge followed by a decent ascends. Here we will pass by some stone memorials of Sherpas climbers who perished on the Glacier of different peaks nearby. You will get to see other peaks like Mahalangur Himal, Khumbutse, and Lingtren from this point. After a gentle climb from Khumbu valley we will reach to Lobuche. You might find some breathing difficulties due to the altitude. We will spend the night in Lobuche.

Day 06:  Trek to Gorak Shep-Everest Base Camp- Gorak Shep (5,320/17,450EBC) / 5,160m/ 16,929) Gorekshep

Total duration: 7-8 hours

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Today, the trek is going to be a bit difficult one as you will be trekking along the Khumbu Glacier to reach the Everest Base Camp. We will first trek to Gorak Shep and after having lunch there the uphill climb for Everest base camp begins which is the point from where you can see Mt. Everest at close proximity without any mountaineering equipment. After walking through the rocky trail you will reach to the Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft).You can see the splendid view of Khumbu valley from this point. We will return to Gorak Shep for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 07: Hike to Kala Pattar- Pangboche (5,550m/18,204ft Kala Pattar) /

Total duration: 7-8 hours 

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

We will have to start our trek early today because this is the most tedious day of the entire trip. So you will have to start journey by climbing up to reach Kala Patthar (Black Rock at 5,545m/18,192ft.), that offers the best views of Mt. Everest. This is a very challenging ascent yet a very rewarding one as you will get to see the enthralling view of the Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori and Ama Dablam. We will spend some time here taking photographs before descending down to Gorak Shep and then trek down to Periche. We will stay at Pheriche tonight.

Day 08: Trek to Monjo (3,400m/11,283ft)

Total duration: 7-8 hours 

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Soon after the breakfast, today we will have to walk down the trail that leads to Monjo. It will be the steep downhill trail following the River. On the way through various points you might also see the glimpse of the Himalayan giants including Everest, Kwangde, Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserkhu. It will be an easy walk slightly downhill towards the village Thame having a beautiful Khare Gompa. You can observe several monasteries on your walking that represent the High land culture. You will stop for a while at Namche then, begins your journey to Monjo for your overnight stay.

Day 09: Trek to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)

Total duration: 7-8 hours 

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Today is the final day of this trek, so shortly after the breakfast we will head towards Lukla from where your trek began. The trail drops down to Dudhkoshi and then we reach Monjo. We will have our lunch at Phakding and then continue to trek till we reach Lukla. You can spend your time with your team members roaming around market or can have some quality time with yourself enjoying your achievement that you made during past few days. You will spend this night at Lukla.

Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Meals included: Breakfast

Flight to and from Lukla are normally during the early hours as the weather might go unpredictably adverse during the later hours. After your breakfast, you will be taken to the airport by our guide and you luggage will be taken care of by the porters and local Sherpa’s. You will reach to Kathmandu after a 30 min of flying. You will be escorted to the respective hotel by our staff from the airport.

We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.
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  • Group Size During Trek

Trekking in Nepal is regarded as rewarding experience for the nature lovers. In our featured website products, we generally run the trip with the minimum of 2 persons in a group. The given program is just a suggested itinerary which can be customized as per the client’s preference.  However, if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families for any number of people we would be happy to arrange a personalized trip only for you in your suitable period of time.

We also arrange TREKS FOR SINGLE WOMAN. If none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you, you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about making it solo trip. We assign local guide, porters etc who you can trust your life with.

Normally for a group, we provide 1 main guide, 1 assistance guide along with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. Moreover, for every additional 2 trekkers, 1 more assistance and a porter will be provided.

  • Trek Guides and staff.

For trekking, we provide local experienced trek guide who can communicate well with the guests and explain well about the trails, customs and traditions of the local community living in the area. The role of the trek leader is to ensure that the trip runs smoothly. He will share their local knowledge, co-ordinate the day to day running of the tour. If you have any problems on the tour, please let your Trek Leader know so that steps can be taken to put it right.

We are a well stabilized adventure company and we employed professional trek leader (who are based on English speaking and few are multi-lingual's) and required crew member (they have basic knowledge of communication). We also provide the training to our staff increasing their work efficiency. And our guides are intimately familiar with all local castes and customs along the trails and will share with you many cultural insights that are not covered in any guide book. You will have good chance to learn Nepali phrases, cultural things and more on your Trekking. Nepal Vision trained its guide/trekking staff on following course.

  • Trekking Guide Training & licensed- Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management & Tourism Training Centre
  • Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
  • English Language KEEP
  • Conservation & Biodiversity TAAN
  • Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association
  • Trip safety

Once, you confirm your trip, it is our responsibility to make your trip wonderful without creating any difficulties. Hence, we have prepared our itinerary in such a way that it will properly acclimatize you. Also, we request you in advance to have regular exercises and make habits to walk in a daily basis. Similarly, during trek, you will be fully guided by our professional trekking guides and supporting team. They are properly trained in regards to safety and first aid. Even, we have every set up in case of emergency such as high altitude medicine and Gammow Bag (High altitude Chamber bag). Please note High altitude Chamber Bag is used to provide heat in your body and it is available on certain cost. Moreover, to let you familiar with altitude, you are suggested to walk slow and steady and ensure for proper acclimatization.

  • Climate and weather condition during trek

Weather in the mountains is extremely unpredictable. The nights are generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected!

Everest Base Camp trek is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 20 degree C to -15 degree C.

  • Permits and Fees

In Nepal, you most require permits and fees to enter a certain areas such as World heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing as well. All the trip prices are including the cost of relevant permits and entrance fees. In case of any such conditions we will inform you if required any additional permit fees before you make a booking with us.

  • Travel Insurance

While travelling to Nepal, you are requested to have a travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and required to issue from your home land and we do not arrange or sell insurance.

Travelling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. Your insurer should be well familiar with our itinerary that you have booked and must have agreed to cover all activities being undertaken during trip. Meantime, it is not compulsory that our all the assigned trip are facilities with Heli-rescue. You will not require heli rescue insurance for Tibet Tour as it is not possible to provide such facility.

  • Altitude Mountain sickness

AMS is the abbreviation for Acute Mountain sickness also termed as the High Altitude Sickness. AMS is one of the challenges that the trekkers/ climbers might face during their climb in the mountains. As you reach higher in the altitude the oxygen level gradually decreases. If a person tries to climb too quickly then there is a higher chance of getting AMS. The major symptoms of AMS is headache, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tiredness, difficulty in sleeping. However, AMS can be avoided by using some precautionary measures such as drinking plenty of water, eating enough food and walking in the steady pace. Our experienced guides who have been working in the Himalayas will help and instruct you for further measures.

Classic Outdoor will provide a well-qualified and experienced guide who has a good knowledge about AMS as they can recognize the early symptoms and advise medications for instant relief. We have designed our trips in such a way that the clients get full acclimatization and proper rest. You will also be provided with a Gamow bag upon request at an additional charge which is considered a major gear to reduce the effect of AMS. In the worst case scenario, we shall arrange a rescue and evacuation using a helicopter whose cost should be covered by your travel insurance.

  • Acclimatization

We are experts at operating at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our treks are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on hiring basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness, and our leaders are trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

  • Physical Fitness

We strongly recommend our clients for consulting the doctor before planning your holidays. You should obtain professional advice from a travel clinic or your local GP about which vaccinations to have before you arrive in Nepal. Your doctor will advise current inoculation requirements. If a doctor has recommended against travel or indicated travel may be inconvenient then inform us of the details. On all trekking and exploratory trips technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination. We strictly maintain hygiene foods on the trek. We carry extensive medical kits and, if the need should ever arise, we are able to evacuate seriously ill group members by helicopter. We run regular first aid courses for our all trekking guides and Sherpa helpers.

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