The Everest Base Camp is one of the most sought out after trekking destinations in the world. And, there are many fastest ways to reach to the base of the Everest. These routes attract hundreds of tourists from all over the world each year.
Everest Base Camp trek is, in fact, an iconic and legendary trek to be a part of. You will trek through lush green forests, charming villages, streams, and enchanting waterfalls.
Everest Base Camp trek provides immense adventure and a feeling of accomplishment. Everyone should complete this trek at least once in their life as it can be a truly life-changing adventure.
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So, What is the Fastest Way to Everest Base Camp?
There are many ways to travel to the iconic Everest Base Camp. Here are a few options that may prove useful if you are looking to for the fastest way to trek to the Everest Base Camp.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
If you are in a very tough time constraint but want to see the majestic Mt. Everest then the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour will be perfect for you. This is a 1- day tour.
You will be taking a direct helicopter flight from Kathmandu all the way to the Everest Base Camp.
It will first take you to the Lukla airport. After refueling, you will head to Everest Base Camp. The mountains Amadablam, Thamserku, Cho-Oyu are some that will greet you during the flight. The eagle eye view from the helicopter of these glorious mountains is beyond words. These are an absolute bliss.
You will witness the beautiful landscapes and majestic mountains, that too so close. The view is breathtaking. The tour is adventurous yet luxurious.
Your second landing after the one at Lukla will be at Kala Patthar. Kalapathar is the most popular viewpoint in the region. It sits at an altitude of 5545m. And provides awe-inspiring views of the Everest as well as other mountains.
Then, finally, you will be able to see the Everest Base Camp from up close. After that, you will head back to Kathmandu enjoying the views again.
Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
The Everest Base Camp luxury trek is quite a treat. The trek follows the regular route but you will be traveling in style and luxury.
This trek is a short 10-day trek. There are no acclimatization days except for the sixth day when you will be resting for a day in Dingboche. This does cut down on the number of days but is a lot challenging.
You will enjoy the best hotels to pamper and prepare yourself for the following day. Most of the hotels are 3-star hotels.
Namche Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
The Namche Everest Base Camp Luxury trek is a combined trek and tour package. This is best if you want to experience the trek to the Himalayas but don’t want to go through all of it. It is perfect if time is an issue for you but if you are open to the cost incurred.
This trek combines both the helicopter tour with the trek so you get the best of both. On this short 8-day trek to the Everest Base Camp, you will get to experience adventure with luxury.
The first day you will be flying directly from Kathmandu to Syangboche. And then, hike down to Namche Bazaar.
Then following the regular route you will be trekking to the Everest Base Camp in the following days. After reaching the Everest Base Camp you will take the helicopter ride back to Kathmandu.
This time you will have a perfect opportunity to catch the glimpse of the top of the world.
Although the trek is short you won’t be missing out on all the adventure. And will get to experience the trek completely.
Everest Base Camp Short Trek
The Everest Base Camp short trek is a trek of 10-day. The route of the trek is the same as that of the regular trek. You will take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and then a 3 to 5 hours trek to Phakding.
The next day you will be trekking to Namche Bazaar and then from Namche to Tengboche. Each day you will be trekking for about 5 to 6 hours on average.
The route then follows a scenic path to Dingboche on the following day and then to Lobuche on the next day.
You will stay at hotels or tea houses with very good services and amazing views of the majestic mountains throughout your trek. On the sixth day of your trek, you will be trekking to Gorak Shep and then to the iconic Mount Everest Base Camp at 5360 m.
On the seventh day, you will be trekking to Kalapathar from where you can see a panoramic view of Mount Everest along with other mountains. This is one of the most popular viewpoints in the region.
The eight-day will be your trek back to Namche and then on the ninth, you will be traveling back to Lukla. You will take a flight back to Kathmandu on the final day.
This trek is short as there are no days for acclimatization. But, this may result in a much higher chance of altitude sickness.
Everest Base Camp Trek
This Everest Base Camp is a regular trek and is, in fact, the most preferred trek. It provides the most comfortable and you are less prone to altitude sickness too.
This trek is a 14-day trek. With 2 acclimatization days, you can trek through the mountainside towns of Namche and Dingboche.
Each day you will be trekking for about 5 to 6 hours on average. The trek begins with a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and then a short trek to Phakding on the same day. You will be then trekking to Namche on the third day.
You will rest at Namche Bazar for a day to acclimatize to the altitude. And then trek to Tengboche on the next day. The following days you will be trekking to Dingboche and then acclimatize there.
After acclimatization, you will be trekking to Lobuche on day 8. Proceed to Gorak Shep on day 9 and reach the Everest Base Camp on the 10th day.
The last days you will be trekking back to Lukla and complete your trek by a flight back to Kathmandu on the final 14th day.
The Everest Base Camp trek is an amazing trek and a once in a lifetime experience. It is beautiful and you have the chance to experience the breathtaking views. And experience the warm hospitality of the people.
Without a doubt, the fastest way to Everest Base Camp would be the helicopter ride to the base camp. But the Namche Everest Base Camp Luxury trek gives you a taste of both.
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