Everest Base Camp Trek 9 Days

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Everest Base Camp Trek 9 Days
  • Duration9 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5545 M
  • Group Size 20
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
Everest Base Camp Trek 9 Days Highlights
  • Beautiful flight from Kathmandu unto Lukla.
  • Get To See the Local Sherpa culture and lifestyles.
  • More than 8 thousand mountains like makalu(8467m), Lhoste (8535m) and choyu(8185m)
  • Amazing view of the world's highest peak Mount. Everest (8,848m).
  • The Ancients Buddhist Monastery at Tengbuche and at Pangbuche.
  • Magnificent view of Sunrise and Sunset view from Kala pathar
  • Shortest itinerary of Everest base camp trek 
  • Short Secnic Helicopoter flight to Lukla from Gorakshep. 

The Everest Base Camp Trek 9 Days is designed for trekkers who have short holidays but still would like to touch the world's highest Everest Base Camp (5,380m). It is one of the most rewarding and popular treks in the world, where you will experience the likely sceneries of Himalayan ranges, ancient Buddhist monasteries, and wildlife animals throughout your travel. 
The trek will last around 30 minutes Domestic flights to Lukla from Kathmandu Airport and the trek starting from Lukla is the main tourism connection for the Everest region. We will be walking from Lukla towards through Sherpa settlements and go into the Mt. Sagarmatha National Park then trails goes in following at Northern side of Dudkoshi River, crosses the bridge, and climb up at hill to reach the entry police checkpoint and pass a beautiful traditional Sherpa village likes Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, Labuche, Gorakshep and reach finally the destination at Mt. Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp Trek 9 Days Itinerary

Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01:Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu Trek to Phakding (2620 m.)
  • Day 02:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)
  • Day 03:Acclimatization in Namche (3440m.)
  • Day 04:Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860m.) 5 hours.
  • Day 05:Trek to Dingboche (4350m.) 5.30 hours.
  • Day 06:Acclimatization in Dingboche. 4.30 hours.
  • Day 07:Trek to Lobuche (4910m.) 5 hours.
  • Day 08:Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then back to Gorak Shep (5180m.). 8 hours.
  • Day 09:Hike up at the Kala pattar (5545m.) early at the morning and Helicopter fly back to kathmandu.

As per the scheduled flight time for Lukla in the morning, transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport terminal, as the plane makes landing in Lukla airport. On arrival at Lukla town, we will walk beings through nice Sherpa farm villages adorned with Buddhist Mani (prayer) monuments with large spinning prayer wheels. The walk follows above Dudh Kosi River to reach at Phakding for an overnight stop with time for afternoon tea and dinner in this lovely village. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast,l Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:2610 M
  • Time:30 min Fly and 3 hours walk

Today we have to trek through the valley with the Dudh Kosi River on our side. On several occasions, you will have to cross the Dudh Kosi River at suspension bridges before climbing higher before reaching the small village of Jorsale in the Khumbu region – just south of Namche Bazaar. After a two-hour trek, you will finally reach Namche with some fascinating views along the way, including some spectacular views of captivating Mt. Everest (Sagamartha in Nepali). You will also enter the Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsale where authorities will check your license. Continuing on for another 5 or 6 hours of decently hard going we arrive at Namche Bazaar

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3440 M
  • Time:5-6 hours walk

Free day for acclimatization in Namche Bazaar, where once a week Saturday market takes place, hence the name bazaar, at this spare day enjoy a short hike for grand views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Amadablam with the wide various gate of peaks. At Namche, you will visit the interesting museum with an option for the hike at the Everest View Hotel (the first luxury hotel around the Khumbu area) which is perched at the high hill above Namche Bazaar. Namche with many facilities from stocked shops, stores, and banks to international standard hotels and restaurants.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3440 M
  • Time:2 Hours hike

After the pleasant stop at Namche continue the trek on a scenic trail facing views of Everest with an array of peaks, as the walk head down to Imjatse River at PhunkiTenga, after lunch few hours climb into a forest of pine, juniper, and rhododendron trees to reach at Tengboche monastery. At Tengboche you will be enjoying views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Amadablam with a chain of snow peaks, check into a lodge and enjoy the short tour of the monastery which is enriched with great Buddhism religion and interesting Sherpa culture.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3860 M
  • Time:5 Hours walk

In the Morning enjoy the views of Everest and Amadablam within close distance, walk downhill in a lovely forest, and cross the bridge. From here the green vegetation and tree lines fade, as the route leads up to Pangboche, the last permanent village which is on route Everest base camp. From Pangboche short climb at Somare for a possible lunch stop, and an afternoon walks in the windy landscape to enter the scenic Imjatse Valley where Dingboche located our overnight stop.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:4350 M
  • Time:5-6 hours walk

Another rest day and to support acclimatization at this beautiful scenic spot, Dingboche which is a large settlement located right beneath the towering North Face of Amadablam with views of Lhotse, Nuptse, and Island Peak a popular and stunning-looking trekking peak. Morning short hike up at Nakarjung Hill, for super views of the surrounding high mountains with Mt. Makalu which is in the east direction.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:4350
  • Time:2-3 hours Hike

After Dingboche, a morning climb at the hilltop lined with Buddhist prayer monuments, from here walks at the gradual uphill to reach at the Thugla, a place with the few small lodges and shops. Khumbu glacier melts at the raging river near Thugla, having lunch stop continue with the steep climb for an hour or less to reach Thugla pass, with several stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died at Mt. Everest and other high mountains around the high Khumbu region. From here an hour slow walk at the Lobuche for an overnight stop facing views of Nuptse and Lobuche peak, a place with some nice lodges.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:4910 M
  • Time:5 Hours

From here our major highlight of the adventure, a morning walk which is on the high trail and with climb above the Khumbu glacier. After hours of good morning walk, we will be reaching Gorakshep Located on a large sandy field en route to Everest base camp and high Kalapathar Hilltop, from here we will follow the vague path which is through moraine and glacier to reach Everest base camp. Enjoy a great moment of a lifetime experience with the dramatic scenery of the mountainous landscape of ice and glaciers, standing beneath Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest. After a marvelous time in Everest base camp, return and walk to Gorakshep for the overnight stop.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:5190 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours walk

Our last and final day at the adventure starts begins. In the early morning with the steep climb uphill at the top of rocky Kalapathar hill which is the highest point the adventure which is at above 5, 643 m (earlier recorded 5, 545 m high, but the latest measurement shows the present height). From Kalapathar top enjoy amazing views for the high mountain range with close views of Mt. Pumori and Mt. Everest at a close distance, after the mind-blowing scenery of giant peaks descends to Gorakshep. Enjoy breakfast at Gorakshep at the backdrop at the high snow peaks with Everest, and then board a chopper for a panoramic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu domestic air-terminal short transfer to your hotels, after a wonderful adventure at Everest base camp 9 days trek.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Max Altitude:1320 M`
  • Time:2 hours Hike and fly back to Kathmandu through Lukla
Cost Details
What is Included
  • Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Domestic Airport drop pickup for Lukla flight.
  • Accommodation on the trek in Tea house
  • Trekking Guide and porter with Insurance and all their needs
  • Flight ticket for guide Kathmandu/Lukla
  • Flight ticket for Clients Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  • Helicopter Flight ticket for client Gorakshep/Kathmandu. 
  • trekking maps(if you need)
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit
  • Free use Company's duffel bag, and  NHAC T-Shirt
  • First Aid kit
  • All needed Government fees
What is not Included
  • Nepal Entry Visa
  • Tea, coffee, mineral water, any cold drinks & alcoholic drinks while on the trek(suggest to Use Purification tablet for Water)
  • Travel, medical & emergency rescue by helicopter (please make sure that you have adequate insurance coverage for this Trek)
  • Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, bar, Wifi, etc
  • Tips & Gratuities for trekking guide & porter (s)
Good to Know

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek 9 days

Everest Base Camp Trek is for all seasons, but every region has its own importance and beauty too, and Everest is also one of them. Along with this, on vacation or holiday, travelers can also arrange also to determine the full Everest trek.

Whatsoever may be the reason, the super best time for the year for Everest Base Camp will be no doubt the Spring and Autumn season, which is also the high trekking and expedition season.

Spring is from February to April, this time of the year brings a favorable Himalayan climate and is filled with greens at the lower altitude, waterfalls, clear sky for the Himalayan views, and high Himalayan flowers everywhere.

Apart from Spring, Autumn is also the popular trekking season for the Everest Base Camp Trek, which starts beginnings from September to November. Although there won’t be green vegetation and Himalayan flowers as compared to the Spring season, the sky will be crystal clear blue without clouds. 

As autumn is the beginning of winter there might be little snowfall at the high altitude but the trail will be smooth and easy to go. This time of the year will be a bit cold with no sweating.

. Indeed, winter is also a good time for the EBC trek, this time refers to December and January. During winter there will be less crowd at the trail and tea houses will be less occupied. But there will be snow everywhere throughout the trail at the high altitude, making the region along with the Himalayas covered with white snow shawls.

Everest base camp trek 9 days Routes

The 09-day short trek to Everest base camp will follow the easiest ancient trekking trial followed by Sherpa’s at the Everest region rising which is above 3,000 meters to 5,500 meters. The short trek to Everest base camp begins starts with a short and scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Our short trek to Everest Base camp goes through the Dudh Koshi River, Hillary Bridge, Rhododendron and pine forests, Sagarmatha National Park– listed in UNESCO world heritage sites, exploring the authentic lifestyle of Sherpa’s and most popular places such as Lukla, Namche Bazaar- gateway of Everest region, Tengboche- oldest Buddhist Tengboche monastery for the entire region, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep and towards our final destination Everest Base Camp. 

After reaching Mt. Everest base camp (5,364 m) we will take the scenic Helicopter flight back towards Lukla. During our flight back we will get to see the amazing views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest closer to our eyes. Collecting all valuable moments in the land of the Himalayas of Nepal we have to again fly back to the capital city of Kathmandu.

Everest base camp trek 9 days Difficulties

Everest Base Camp is the challenging grade trek at the EBC and Kala Pattar. Some previous trekking experience is helpful. If you do not take part in regular exercise or hill walking then you should do some physical preparation beforehand. The maximum altitude of the EBC trek is around 5,545 m and the average is approximately 3,900 m. Ample time is given at acclimatization, but altitude is a factor. Walking hours stated in the itinerary are given as approximates only. Timings stated exclude lunch stops and will vary depending on the quickness of your group.

Everest Base Camp Trek 9 Days FAQs

  • Trekking requires lots of willpower, tolerance of harsh conditions and reasonable fitness, good health and physical condition. It is vital that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these known to the time of booking. But trekking is not the climbing trip so no needs any technical experience. 

  • There is no particular age limit for trekking in Nepal Himalaya at all. Anyone with outdoor attitude and passion for walking are fit for trekking. But, you are expected to have good physical fitness, positive attitude and endurance. Having said that additional requirements depend on the type and nature of treks you choose. 

  • Nepal is, undoubtedly, a naturally beautiful country that enjoys pleasant weather round the year. We have main two seasons for trekking. The best months are September, October & November during the Autumn season and March, April & May during the spring season are consider as the best seasons for attempting trekking, although we do have departures during some other months as well because we would like to offer some opportunities for some people who can not make their holidays during Spring and Autumn. The best months has been defined due to their nature of best visibility and best weather condition other then. 

  • The government of Nepal no longer requires a trekking permit for Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and some other regions; however, conservation permit or National park permits are required for these regions. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal, where trekking permits are required. Trekking permit is a special permission given to you by the Nepalese government to visit the restricted areas.

  • The duration of the trek depends on your interests and where you want to go. Generally, your trek can range from 6-7 days to month time or longer periods if you wish. Even the same trek can be done in a different duration for different trekkers depending on their wishes and interests on the route. 

  • In the Tea House trekking arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-Houses (Lodges) and lunches in local restaurants en-route. We will provide you with hygienic food prepared by our cook on the camping trek arrangements. Most of the cooks in the local teahouses are not well trained but have enough experience. If the group required our well-trained cooks with the crew even on the lodge trek we are more delighted to take with an additional cost.

  • In the trekking areas most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine for safe water. Make sure your water is boiled or treated with iodine. Iodine is 100% effective in killing water-borne bacteria. We strongly recommend however that you bring your own filter water bottle so that you will have convenient access to clean water at all times. And it will be possible to buy the bottle water also on the way.

  • Most of the trekking areas in Everest we get electricity. You can charge your camera batteries. 

  • Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that can occur during a trek. If an emergency occurs, professional help from a rescue organization will be needed. That is why every client should have their own emergency rescue and health insurance arranged before coming to Nepal. 

  • Altitude illness, AMS is a very unpredictable condition, but all of our guides are very experienced with the symptoms and treatment of AMS. Every time our guides are ready to help you. We do, however, strongly advise people with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before trekking.

  • That depends on the type of trek. Shorter treks at low altitudes can be done in running shoes while longer, more demanding treks at high altitudes require sturdy trekking or hiking boots. It is best to buy shoes and boots before arriving in Nepal, and to break them in before arriving for your trek. 

  • While you traveling Himalayan country this is most essential to know what to bring with you and what are the essential clothing and equipments during the travel. For evening/night/morning use clothes, Sun Hat, casual warm cloth for day use, some pairs of good quality shocks. Apart from above please bring- slippers, suntan-lotions and trekkers personal medication.   Regarding personal equipment you need to bring with you a pair of well broken trek Boot, sleeping bag, down-Jacket, pullovers, neck scarves, etc. 

  • There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from where you can make international calls. 

  • In the Tea House trekking arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-Houses (Lodges) and lunches in local Restaurants en-route. We will provide you hygienic food prepared by our cook on the camping trek arrangements. Most of the cooks in the local teahouses are not well trained but enough experienced. If the group required our well trained cooks with the crew even on the lodge trek we are more delighted to take with an additional cost.

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