Express Everest Base Camp is a spotlight of the trekkers. Trekking to Everest base camp is a dream of those who love to trek. Yearly, more than 45 thousands of tourists from around the world visit the base camp. Some trek to the base camp, some go for the mountain flight to Everest, some fly to the base camp in a Helicopter.
Our Everest Base Camp Express trek is for the highly experienced trekkers. Those people who have a busy schedule and have already dome many high altitudes before are the eligible ones. We are looking for such trekkers from around the world to come and create your life experience with us.
The Express trekking to base camp isn’t easy. This trek is a challenge to even the highly experienced trekkers. Altitude isn’t a joke. There are some porters and guides who share their stories of getting altitude sickness even on their 8th or 9th time at the base camp.
Before thinking of undertaking this trek, you must make sure that you want to and that you can. Practice some aerobic exercises starting months before you go. Also, while on the route, you must take care of your body. Keep it hydrated. Drink plenty of water.
To those who don’t think they want to do the express trek to EBC, we have several other Everest Base Camp trekking packages including Short EBC Trekking, Everest Base Camp Trek, and many others. For any queries or some suggestions, you can contact us.
Best Time for Express Everest Base Camp Trek
Autumn (September, October, and November) and Spring (March, April, and May) are the best time for trekking in the Everest region. During these times, the weather is stable and the temperature is mild. The stable weather improves visibility and also provides the best experience of trekking.
The short Everest base camp trek is doable in Winter (November, December, and January) and in Summer (June, July, and August) as well. But for Everest base camp trekking in offseasons, you will need special and proper plans and gears.
Trek Difficulties During Express Everest Base Camp Trek
Altitude sickness is the greatest threat during this trek. You will gain more altitudes in a single day. Thus, this trek is highly targeted for those who have lots of high altitude experiences before.
In most of the cases, trekkers get injuries on their trek back from EBC to Lukla. This happens because they tend to run or walk very fast in the rugged descends as well. Be careful when you walk.
You must have a very good physique to do this trek. This trek isn’t for the trekkers without strong physique and endurance.
Reaching Everest Base Camp and the view from Kala Patthar
Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu and other incredible Himalayan views
Khumbu Glacier and Icefall views
Prayer stones and mani walls
Sherpa culture and hospitality
Beautiful Namche and Khumjung Village.
- Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2860m) 30 min, trek to Phakding (2610m) 2-3 hours.
- Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 7-8 hours.
- Day 03: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Pangboche (3985m), 7 hours.
- Day 04: Trek from Pangbuche to Thukla (4600m), 7 hours.
- Day 05: Trek from Thukla to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp (5360m), 9 hours.
- Day 06: Hike to Kalapathar (5555m) and retreat trek to Pheriche/ Pangboche
- Day 07: Trek from Pheriche/ Pangboche to Namche Bazaar, 6 hours.
- Day 08: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, 7 hours.
- Day 09: Fly to Kathmandu, 30 min.
Express Everest Base Camp Trek includes accommodation in the cost. This accommodation is included only during the set itinerary. While in Kathmandu, we provide a 2/3 star hotel for you. During the trek, our guides will pick the best lodge for you to stay in based on their experience as well as room availability. During high trekking season, you may have to share a room with a same-sex trekker from another group.
Nepal has a wide variety of food and it is easy to cater to your needs. If you are a vegetarian/vegan, gluten or lactose free, we are able to work around that if you let us know ahead of time. During your time in the hotel in Kathmandu, your breakfast is included. Lunch and dinner must be covered on your own. On the trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided. For teahouse treks, we will order our meals from teahouses. While camping, we will prepare the meals for you. After our trek, we will have a celebration/pre-departure traditional Nepali meal in Thamel.
Guide & Porters
A government-licensed and very professional guide will lead the trek. All our guides have tremendous experience on the trails and are passionate about the trekking industry. Our guides and porters are dedicated to making your experience of trekking in Nepal a memorable one. If there is any worry during your trek, our guides will address it. Your safety is our number one priority. For groups of more than six people, there will be two guides. For teahouse treks, there will be one porter for every two trekkers.
our Express Everest Base Camp treks lead us high into the Himalayas, it is necessary to let our bodies sufficiently get used to the altitude. The level of fitness necessary for our treks varies depending on the trek. This trek requires a very good and high experience in the high altitude. On average, expect to walk an average of 7-8 hours per day while on the trial. Generally, the treks can’t be done with beginner level of fitness. More important than fitness or experience is one’s personal determination and positive attitude toward finishing and enjoying the trek.
We strongly recommend having travel insurance before going on a trek. We do our best to take care of you, but something can happen that is out of our control. In case of a medical emergency, leading to a helicopter evacuation, it is best to have insurance. You are unable to obtain medical insurance in Nepal and must do so in your home country. Be sure that your insurance covers accidents abroad and high in the mountains.
Best Time to Travel
The peak seasons for traveling in Nepal are during the Spring (March to May) and the Autumn (September to November). These times provide the best scenery and clearest skies, but of course, they are a little more crowded than the off-season. It is possible to trek during the Winter (December to February), but you will face cold temperatures. It is also possible to trek during the monsoon season (June to August), though the views will likely be covered by clouds and there is a high chance of rainfall.
Flights to and from Lukla can be delayed due to weather conditions and delays may last up to several days. In the case that you have a tight schedule and the flights out of Lukla are delayed, it is possible to take a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu for an additional cost. Again, we recommend added a couple extra days to your arrival/departure dates to prevent any problems.