Everest fast trek (6days)
Everest fast trek is a short Everest Base Camp (EBC) trekking that can be done in 6 days, excluding the travel time. We have many longer and short trekking routes to the Everest region. In longer trekking, we arrive till EBC and in short trek we walk till Shyanboche, Namche Bazzar, Khumjung and Tengboche monastery. For the tourists that don’t have longer time for trekking but want to reach to the EBC, it is the best trekking package.
In this trek, the tourists have to walk longer distance compare to other trekking. Thus, they should be fit as they have to walk in higher elevation and long distance. People who do jogging, exercise, swimming and cycling, they will have no problem to go with this itinerary.
We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and from here our trek starts. The trail leads to beautiful Sherpa village with beautiful restaurants along the whole trail. The amazing trekking trail goes along the “Dudh Koshi River”. The home town of the Sherpa people “Namche Bazzar” is very beautiful in this trek. The Tengboche monastery with big leather drum and Buddhist trumpet are really interesting. During the daily ritual time, the Lamas play them early in the morning and evening. To watch them is marvelous.
The views of the snowcapped mountains are wonderful. In this trek, we have the beautiful views of the Kongde Ri Peak (8,187m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Iceland Peak (6,189m), Lhotse Himal (8,516m), Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho Oyu Himal (8,153m). The tourists reach to Kalapather and EBC and trek back down. Climbers or expedition groups to the Mt. Everest use the same route from Lukla. During the climbing season to the Mt. Everest, we can view the colourful tents with full of tourists in the EBC.
In Kathmandu we provide 2 star equivalent hotel like international guest house with bed and breakfast. In trekking we provide attached toilet room in low lands. As we arrive to higher elevation it is difficult to get attached toilet room and single room in peak season. In peak season we have to share the room. But we try to provide single room if it is possible.
Foods and drinks
In trekking we can get all kinds of food and select from menu and can have as you like. We do not recommend to eat any kinds of meat that is carried local porters from low land walking with 2-3 days. In trekking region they are not allowed to kill any animals. We recommend to eat all kind of vegetarian food and eggs. You can have meat as you arrive to Lukla and Kathmandu. You can get all kind of drinks in trekking route. We recommend to drink Mineral water, boiled water or purified water. Purifying tablet is provided by our guide. All kinds of cold drinks and beers are available in tea houses.
Guide and porter
We provide English speaking guide and some guide they can speak extra language like, Chinese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian. Extra language guide is not included in this cost. On request of guest we provide extra language guide with extra cost. Our guides and porters are very helpful, kind and dedicated on their duty. Every day they pass massage to us about the situation of the guest, weather in Trekking.
How hard is to go to Everest base camp trek?
Definitely Everest base camp trek is a hard trek due to the higher elevation though there are hundreds of beautiful breathtaking scenery. You can make it easy if you follow some rules and regulations before starting your treks towards Everest base camp. Most of the time tourists suffered from high-altitude sickness and tiredness. The high-altitude sickness starts from the height of 30000 meter or 9700 feet and you have to arrive 5364 meter or 17433 feet to get Mount Everest base camp. If tourists walk slowly and steadily with many breaks on the way to trek they can acclimatize easily and the trek will be easy. On the way to trek each 1 to 2 hours there are available of tea houses and tourists could have enough liquids and rest to protect themselves from High altitude sickness and tiredness. Because there are not many up and down hills. The trekking trail goes gradually up and only few places there are stiffs. If possible try to practice walking through up and down steeps, Jogging and swimming are equally helpful. Any exercise that is convenient to you and helps you to be fit is recommended.
How long does it take to get to Everest base camp?
From Kathmandu it takes minimum 5 days to arrive to Everest base camp if you are very fit otherwise it takes 7 days.5 days trip is one way to Everest base camp and coming back it takes 3 more days. For the comfortable walk it takes 7 days to arrive to base camp and 5 more days to come down. If you can not walk faster then the trek can be longer too. We design the itinerary on the basis of your requirements otherwise you can follow our detail itinerary down.
- Outline Itinerary
- Detail Itinerary
- Trip Facts & Map
- Trip Cost Details
- Useful Information
Everest fast trek Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at the Kathmandu international airport and pick up by our office representative and transfer to the hotel
Day 02: Rest and preparation of the trekking
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,700m) and trek to Phakding (2,600m)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450m)
Day 05: Trek to Pangboche (3,985m)
Day 06: Trek to Lobuche (4,930m)
Day 07: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,130m) and excursion to Kala Pattar (5,545m) and trek back to Thyangboche (3,880m)
Day 08: Trek back to Lukla
Day 09: Fly back to Kathmandu and farewell dinner
Day 10: Drop off at the airport and departure for selected destination
Day 01: Arrival at the Kathmandu international airport. You will be picked up by our office representative and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Rest and necessary preparation for the trekking.
Day 03: A 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,700m). Take breakfast in the nice restaurant with beautiful views of surrounding mountains. Then a four-hour trek to Phakding (2,600m) that starts from Lukla. The trail is almost flat and little up and down. On the way, you will see complex of ‘mani walls’ and ‘chortens’ and brightly painted ‘prayer wheels’. Overnight stay at the hotel in Phakding located at the bank of Dudh Koshi River.
Day 04: You will enjoy your breakfast with wonderful surrounding greenery. Our trekking starts to Namche Bazaar (3,450m). We walk about a two-hour through flat trail and three hrs uphill trail to Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: After breakfast, trek to Pangboche also called as Tengboche (3,985m) starts. The trail goes almost flat for about two hrs and about 40 minutes down. We take lunch at Phunki Thenga where you can watch the wonderful water-powered prayer wheels. Sometimes visitors get to see the Himalayan Thar and Musk Dear. After lunch, we trek up again for two more hrs till Thyanboche. You will visit the ‘Debuche Gompa’ where there is also a small Buddhist Nunnery. Besides, you can explore beautiful Himalayan animals like yaks, monal pheasants, and musk deer. The wonderful view of the Amadablum Peak, Island Peak, and Lhotse Himal on the way is breathtaking. On the whole, this day’s trek contains about 7 hrs walk.
Day 06: After breakfast, the trek to Lobuche (4,930m) starts. The first 3 hrs trail goes through almost flat valley. Later the road goes gradually up for three hrs till we arrive to Lobuche. Upon our arrival, we take a short rest and walk around to see the wonderful glaciers.
Day 07: In the early morning, we start walk to Kalapatthar (5,545m) that it will take about 3 and half hrs to reach the top and 45 minutes walk down. Kalapatthar is the best view point to view the Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. Your life ever moment in Kalapatthar lasts about 20 minutes. We get back to Gorak Shep (5,130m) and have Lunch. Finally, we trek for about five hours to Thyanboche (3,880m) for overnight stay.
Day 08: After breakfast, we trek back to Lukla that takes about 8 hrs. The trail goes down, up and flat till Namche.
Day 09: Fly back to Kathmandu and farewell dinner with Nepali cultural program
Day 10: Drop off at the airport and departure for selected destination
Area: Everest National Park
Activities: Trekking and sightseeing
Starting and ending points: Lukla / Lukla
Maximum altitude: 5, 545m
Duration of the trip: 10 Days (6 days trek)
Group size: 1 - 12 packs
Best season: October - December and March - May
Trip Cost: cost starts from USD 885 per person (for minimum 2 pax)
- Pick up and drop off transport as mentioned in the itinerary
- Accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu
- Accommodation, breakfast with tea/coffee, lunch & dinner during the trek
- Trekking guide and porters
- National parks’ fees and government royalties
- TIMS Card
- Domestic air ticket and airport tax for tourists and guide as mentioned in the itinerary
- Insurance of our trekking staff
- Dawn Jacket
- Sleeping bag
- Nepal Mountain Lovers' T-shirt
- First Aid Kit
- Farewell dinner with Nepali cultural program
- International air ticket, airport tax and Nepal visa fees
- All kinds of drink during trekking and travel with us
- Travel insurance and cost of medical services of tourists
- All kinds of cloth and personal trekking equipment
- Other personal expenses and tips
- Charted helicopter, plane and other transports in case of emergency
- Backpack (50 liters) with outside pockets to keep smaller items
- Trekking boots, well broken in and waterproofed. Gaiters to keep snow out of boots
- Woolen sweaters and down jacket, gloves, wind proof outer garments, pants jacket, skirts, T-shirts, shirts, baggy pants and underwear
- Several pairs of woolen and few pairs of nylon socks. A pair of sandals
- Sleeping bag adequate for temperatures encountered
- Hat with wide brim and sun lotion cream
- One liter water bottle and some food for contingencies
- Repair and medical kit
- Head lamp with spare lithium batteries and bulbs
- Handkerchief and toiletries
- Verified phone number of your Embassy, consulate ,trekking agency and private phone number of your director
- Pen, pencils and letterhead to write an emergency message
- Pocket knife with opener and scissors
- Sunglasses with spare eyeglasses or contact lenses if you wear them
- Umbrella and rain coat
Important Information Before Your Trip to Nepal
Payment: Down payment: 15% of total payment is required to confirm the reservation.
Payment of the Balance: Rest amount can be paid in our office after your arrival.
Arrival Point: You will be met at the Kathmandu international airport. Our office representative will be waiting for you holding play card of the Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition. In case of your change plan, please let us inform.
Booking Air Ticket: If you don't have regular travel agent, please visit makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com. They offer you very good price.
Room System: Normally we have two people in a room. Twin bed or single bed depends on the choice of guests and budget. If tourists want single room, s/he should pay single supplementary.
Trekking Leading Person: Our trekking guide will lead the whole trip with his/her helpers and porters.
Currencies: USD, AUD, EURO are major acceptable currencies in Nepal and visa and credit cards also accepted. There is ATM facility in city area.
Altitude Sickness: Altitude sickness will start from 3000 meter height. Trekkers should immediately inform trekking guide if faced any problems.
Drinking Water: We can get mineral water and boiled water in city area and in some trekking places. We use water purification tablet or liquid in some remote trekking sites.
Laundry Facility: Laundry facility are available in city area but not during the trekking.
Visa: You can get arrival visa at Kathmandu airport that cost 25 USD for 15 days and 40 USD for 30 days. Please bring 2 passport size photos. You can get your visa from the closest Nepali embassy.
Orientation Program: Before starting trekking, trekkers are provided with an orientation by our office representative or trekking guide about the necessary trekking information.
Group Size: There will be maximum 12 persons in one group.
Accommodation: You will stay in a nice tourist standard hotel/resort in city areas. Normal hotels or tents are available during the trekking.
Foods: We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner. Tourists can get continental food both in city and trekking places. Food during the trekking might not meet the standard of your country.
View of Mount Everest: Trekkers to Everest region will of course see the Mount Everest. For trekkers visiting other regions where they cannot view Mount Everest, there are daily mountain flights which approach close to Mount Everest.
Travel Insurance: It is compulsory to have travel insurance.
Personal Expenses: It depends on your spending interest and shopping. There are some expensive handmade carpets, Thanka paintings, jewelries and handicrafts to purchase in Nepal.
Luggage: We take only about 10kg per person in trekking. Your excess baggage will be stored in a hotel.
Tips: Tips are highly accepted and appreciated.
Rules and Regulation
Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition accepts your reservation under the following rules and regulations.
1. If the balance payment is not paid before your departure for trekking, the booking will be cancelled without any refund.
2. If there is war or the situation of the country is out of control and the country faces emergency situation before your arrival to Nepal, we inform you not to come Nepal and refund your payment. But in case of any emergency situation or war after your arrival or during the trekking, we will not refund your money. But we will try our best to make your trip successful and pleasant. In such situation, we may need to change the trip plan and itinerary.
3. In case of increase in government royalty and other costs such as the national park fee, you have to pay extra money.
4. If you commit any illegal act or disturbance for the safety and welfare of the group, our leader or guide can ask to leave the group without any right to refund.
5. If you have any complain with regards to trekking and tour please inform our tour leader or company. All kinds of valid complain are welcomed and processed with necessary actions.
6.You are responsible to ensure that all travel documents are with you during the entire trip.