Everest Base Camp Trek 9 Days

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 9 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate
Transportation By Private Vehicle / Helicopter
Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
Price US $ 2750
Trip Style Tea house trek
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max. Altitude 5644
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Trip Highlights

  • Safe and secure online booking system
  • Trip rescheduling service according to clients' demand and availability
  • Trip cancellation facility (according to company policy)
  • A complete trekking package at the best price guarantee
  • Full board (BLD) during trekking
  • Professional and experienced guide of NTA with fluent English
  • Pleasing aircraft flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Exploration of famous places like Lukla, Phakding, Tengboche, Dingboche, Everest base camp, and Kala Patthar
  • Stunning views of Mount Everest and other mountains like Nuptse, Lhotse, Kusum Kanguru, and more
  • Interact with local people and know about the place, their daily lifestyle, traditions, norms, and values
  • Chance to visit monasteries, museums, head offices, schools, hospitals, and so on
  • Passing through the forest of rhododendron and pine, waterfall, rivers, glaciers, cascades, and more

The Everest base camp trek 9 days is the most popular and rewarding journey towards base camp Everest. It offers a majestic view of the Himalayan ranges, ancient Buddhist monasteries, rare flora and fauna, and many more. It is designed for those trekkers who have short holidays and cannot go for the standard 12 days’ trekking to EBC, yet, want to touch the base camp of the world's highest mountain - Mount Everest.

Basically, this 9 days trek to EBC starts from Kathmandu with a regular flight to Lukla. From Lukla, you will start walking through many famous places like Phakding, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. After reaching Gorakshep, you will hike to base camp and Kala Patthar, and enjoy the stunning view of snow-capped mountain chains. At the last phase of the trip, you will return back to Lukla enjoying the mountainous view of the Himalayan topography. Then, on the following day, you will fly back to Kathmandu with a regular small aircraft flight.

This whole trek of 9 days to Mt EBC guarantees you an unforgettable memory that will stay with you lifelong. During your trek, you will get a chance to witness the beautiful view of mountains, mind-blowing sunrise and its effects on the mountains, lush green forest of rhododendron and pine, rare flora and fauna, glaciers, and many more.  From both sky and land. Similarly, you will encounter local people, and there will be a chance for you to converse with them and get to know about their culture, traditions, and values.

Major Attractions of 9 days trek to Everest base camp

  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Stopover at famous places like Phakding, Namche Bazar, Tengboche and more.
  • Interaction with local Sherpas and know about their culture, tradition and hospitality.
  • Sagarmatha National Park- UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Visit monasteries in Tengboche, Pangboche, Khumjung etc.
  • Amazing view of mountains and their surrounding peaks from EBC and Kala Patthar.
  • Museums, schools, libraries, hospitals, internet cafes and so on.
  • Khumbu glacier and icefall.
  • Lush Green forest of rhododendrons and pine, cascades, rivers, bridges, Chortens, mani walls, farmlands, settlements and more.

Everest base camp 9 days trek facts

  • Trek's destination: Everest base camp / Kala Patthar
  • Total trip days: 9 days
  • Trek days: 7 days
  • Walking hours per day: 3 to 6 hours 
  • Helicopter flight time: 50 minutes
  • Minimum group size for trekking: Minimum 1 person
  • Total group for Heli ride: 1 to 5 persons in one helicopter
  • Weight limits for Heli ride: 400kg along with luggage
  • Minimum altitude: 1400 meters (Kathmandu)
  • Maximum altitude: 5643 meters (Kala Patthar) and 5380 meters (Everest base camp)
  • Accommodation: Hotels / Tea  houses / Lodges
  • Best months: March, April, May, September, October, and November

EBC 9 days trek with Nepal Trek Adventures can be the unforgettable experience of your life. We offer this 9 days trek to EBC with Heli return at the most reasonable price along with customizable itineraries. So if you want to go on this trek at the minimum cost possible and on your flexible dates, then feel free to contact us. We are available 24*7 at your service.

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Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Kathmandu to Lukla flight by small aircraft and trek to Phakding
  • Day 02:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 03:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Khumjung
  • Day 04:Trek to Tengboche
  • Day 05:Trek to Dingboche / Village exploration day
  • Day 06:Trek to Lobuche
  • Day 07:Trek to Gorak Shep to EBC to Gorakshep
  • Day 08:Hike to Kala Patthar / Heli flight from Gorakshep to Lukla / Lukla village exploration
  • Day 09:Fly back to Kathmandu with a regular aircraft flight

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Kathmandu to Lukla flight by small aircraft and trek to Phakding Today is the first day of the Everest base camp 9 days trek. Our company representative will pick you up from your hotel and will drop you at the domestic airport. From here, you will fly toward Lukla on a regular flight. Upon reaching Lukla, you will have lunch and start your trek towards Phakding which will take around 3 to 4 hours to complete. During your trek, you will go through many uphills and downhills enjoying the stunning view of mountains, lush green forests, suspension bridges, settlements, and many more. After reaching Phakding, you can either rest or explore the village and interact with the locals. You will be staying at the hotel or tea houses and resting for the day.

    Kathmandu to Lukla flight duration: 40 minutes
    Walking time: 3 to 4 hours
    Maximum altitude: 2610 meters
    Accommodation: Hotel or tea houses
    Mountains viewed: Karyolung, Kusum Kanguru, Nupla, and Gongla
    Attractions of the day: Lukla airport, prayer wheels, suspension bridges, stupas, beautiful Phakding village, etc.
  • Day 02:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar Today you will start trek toward Namche Bazaar after completing all the morning routines and breakfast. You will be walking through the beautiful green forest of rhododendron and pine forest. Also, you will be trekking uphills through settlements and so on. You will pass through the village called Monjo during your trek to Namche Bazaar. Manjo is the entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park where you will get an opportunity to explore the Sherpa Culture Museum and Sagarmatha National Park Museum. After a short hike along with the stunning view of mountains, you will reach Namche. It takes around 5 to 6 hours to reach Namche Bazaar from Phakding where you will be staying at hotels or lodges at night.

    Walking time: 5 to 6 hours
    Maximum altitude: 3450 meters
    Accommodation: Hotel or lodges
    Mountains viewed: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and more
    Attractions of the day: Monjo village (entrance gate of Sagarmatha National park), Sagarmatha National Park and Sherpa Culture Museum, settlements, lush green forest of rhododendron and pine, monasteries, and more
  • Day 03:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Khumjung After breakfast, you will trek toward Khumjung. It's a short 1 to 2 hours trek where you will be hiking uphills through local settlements along with the stunning view of mountains, hills, lush green forest, and more. Upon reaching Khumjung, you will have lunch and explore the village. There are many popular places to explore in Khumjung. You can also visit Hotel Everest View in Syangboche and have delicious food along with the beautiful view of the mountains in front. You can likewise roam around the monasteries, schools, hospitals, and other locally alluring places. At night you will be staying at the teahouses.

    Walking time: 1 to 2 hours
    Maximum altitude: 3790 meters
    Accommodation: Teahouses
    Mountains viewed: Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Ama Dablam, and so on
    Attractions of the day: Hotel Everest View, Sir Edmund Hillary hospital and school, Kunde monastery, settlements, farmlands, and more
  • Day 04:Trek to Tengboche Today you will be trekking towards Tengboche after having morning breakfast. The trek to Tengboche takes around 5 to 6 hours to complete whereas the path to Tengboche falls on the riverside of Phungi Thanga town from where you will trek uphills to Tengboche village. During your trek, you will be walking along the lush forest of rhododendron and high uphills with the amazing mountain view of Ama Dablam. After reaching Tengboche, you will explore the village, the famous Tengboche monastery, Sagarmatha National Park, and its head office. Apart from that, you can also visit some nice hotels and enjoy the delicious food and services provided by them. You will be staying overnight at a hotel or lodges.

    Walking time: 5 to 6 hours
    Maximum altitude: 3860 meters
    Accommodation: Hotel or lodges
    Mountains viewed: Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and more
    Attractions: Tengboche Monastery, Sagarmatha National Park and head office, lush green forest, rivers, settlements, and so on
  • Day 05:Trek to Dingboche / Village exploration day Today you will be trekking towards Dingboche from Tengboche after all the morning routines and breakfast. On the way to Dingboche, you will walk 30 min down to the rivers through the green forest and along with the waterway. Then, you will ascend steadily steeply toward Pangboche village (3860 m), the highest settlements area of the valley. During your trek, you will see many Chortens and Mani walls alongside the stunning view of Ama Dablam. In the evening, you will continue your trek towards Pheriche from where you will walk to Imja valley, and moving on to the last and vertical road of the day, you will reach Dingboche. It takes approximately 5 to 6 hours to reach Dingboche and after reaching your destination of the day, you can take a short hike to Nagarjuna Danda. You can also visit Dingboche Monastery in your spare time and stay at the hotel for the day.

    Walking time: 5 to 6 hours
    Maximum altitude: 4410 meters
    Accommodation: Hotels
    Mountain viewed: Taboche, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Island peak, etc.
    Attractions of the day: Dingboche monastery, Chortens and mani walls, Stone walls covering Imja valley, lush green forest, rivers, and more
  • Day 06:Trek to Lobuche After early breakfast, you will start trek toward Lobuche. You will be walking for around 5 to 6 hours where you will move toward Dusa passing through the Khumbu river valley. Upon reaching Dusa, the valley becomes limited and you will pass through Phuong Karpo. You will get a chance to appreciate the magnificent view of Chola lake and Mount Pumori which will disappear when the trail descends, and, then you will head towards the stream. At the crossroads, a small forest path will lead to Dugla. From here, you will walk to the highest terminal of Khumbu Glacier and after leaving the glacier behind, the path slowly goes to Lobuche. After reaching the destination of the day, you will stay overnight at the local tea house in Lobuche.

    Walking time: 5 to 6 hours
    Maximum altitude: 6119 meters
    Accommodation: Local tea houses
    Mountains viewed: Pumori, Lobuche peak, Nuptse, Thamserku, Taboche, Kangtega, and more
    Attractions of the day: Khumbu Glacier, memorials of Sherpas and climbers, Chola Lake, rivers, streams, green forest, and so on.
  • Day 07:Trek to Gorak Shep to EBC to Gorakshep Today you will be trekking towards Gorakshep to Everest Base camp and back to Gorak Shep. The whole trek takes around 6 to 7 hours to complete. After completing your morning routines, you will start trekking towards Gorakshep which is the last stop and a temporary settlement of the Everest trekking route. During your trek, you will be walking alongside Khumbu Glacier. You will be walking through uneven and rocky downhills and uphills before reaching Gorakshep. After reaching the village, you will have lunch and start trekking towards EBC with the stunning close view of Mount Everest. During your trek to base camp, you will witness the north edge of Everest along with other surrounding mountains. A short uphill trek will lead you to the stunning 360-degree views of mountain chains. After spending some moments at the base camp of Mount Everest, you will trek back down to Gorak Shep and rest for the day at the lodge.

    Walking time: 6 to 7 hours
    Maximum altitude: 5364 meters
    Accommodation: Lodges
    Mountains viewed: Everest, Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse and so on
    Attractions of the day: Khumbu Glacier, Everest base camp, and beautiful Gorakshep village.
  • Day 08:Hike to Kala Patthar / Heli flight from Gorakshep to Lukla / Lukla village exploration Today you will be hiking toward Kala Patthar. So, you will start your trek early in the morning to enjoy the stunning view of sunrise. After walking upward for around 2 hours, you will reach Kala Patthar - the famous viewpoint in the Everest region (just above the base camp Everest). Upon reaching the viewpoint, you will be offered the best view of Mount Everest along with its neighboring mountains. The view of the mountains becomes more beautiful when the sun rises slowly and changes to its unique shade. During the sunrise, the Everest turns golden which will be the best view of the whole trek. After spending some time at Kala Patthar, you will head back to Gorakshep and have breakfast, and pack your bags. Then the helicopter will take you back to Lukla. After reaching Lukla, you can explore the village in your spare time and stay overnight at hotels or lodges.

    Heli ride duration from Gorak Shep to Lukla: 30 to 35 minutes
    Walking time: 3 to 4 hours
    Maximum altitude: 5644 meters
    Accommodation: Hotel or lodges
    Mountains viewed: Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Taboche and Cholatse
    Attractions of the day: The stunning view of the sunrise, beautiful golden mount Everest, the famous viewpoint - Kala Patthar, cascades, suspension bridges, Lukla airport, and so on
  • Day 09:Fly back to Kathmandu with a regular aircraft flight This is the last day of the trip where you will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla on a regular flight. During the flight, enjoy the beautiful view of valleys, settlements, temples, forests, and so on. Upon reaching Kathmandu, the company representative will take you back to your hotel in a private vehicle. At the hotel, you can either rest for the day or freshen up and get out of the hotel to roam around the places.

    Flight duration from Lukla to Kathmandu: Around 40 minutes
    Maximum altitude: 2860 meters
    Accommodation: Hotels
    Mountains viewed: Nupla, Google, Kusum Kanguru, and so on
    Attractions of the day: Settlements, farmlands, rivers, streams, and more

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfer service to or from Kathmandu during the start and end of the trek
  • Everest National Park permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems) card
  • Local Government Entry Pass of Rs 2000
  • Regular domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Pre-briefing Trekking information
  • Three times meals during the trek
  • Accommodation in local tea houses/ hotels during the trek
  • Delicious and hygienic welfare dinner at the end of the tour in Kathmandu
  • A well-experienced and knowledgeable guide of NTA with fluent English
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Trekking porters services

Cost Excludes

  • International flight tickets to and from Nepal 
  • Visa fee 
  • Any kind of soft or hard drinks during the trek
  • Extra Facilities charges like electronic recharge, hot shower, extra porters, and so on
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal expenses like shopping, laundry, etc
  • Tips for guides, porters, drivers, etc
  • Personal medical expenses and rescue charges (in case of emergency)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra night expenses of accommodation, and meals in case of early arrival or late departure
  • All the extra expenses which are not in cost include list
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    9 days EBC trek with NTA

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    The 9-days EBC trek with NTA was flawless. Everything was organized perfectly. The team was very friendly and cooperative. Talking about the view of mountains, you will be speechless after seeing Everest and other peaks covered with a blanket of snow. Also, the aerial view of the surroundings was stunning. We enjoyed this trek a lot and will surely contact this team in the upcoming days for Nepal trips. Recommended, both the trek and the company!

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    The 9 days trek to Everest base camp was the most memorable one. We made a lot of unforgettable memories there. The view of the mountains and their surrounding peaks was magnificent. This trek truly reflected the beauty of the Everest region. The local people of the region were very friendly and cooperative. Apart from the mountains, we explored monasteries, hospitals, schools, and other places too, which were amazingly beautiful. Highly recommended company for any kind of trekking and tours in Everest and overall Nepal.

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    Everest base camp 9 days trek in Nepal

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    We did an amazing Everest base camp 9-days trek in Nepal. It was the best experience of our life as we got to witness the beauty of mountains and their surroundings from both the sky and the land. Everything was so perfect from the beginning to the end of the trek. Thanks, NTA and team for this amazing offer!

Can you see  Mount Everest from base camp?

Mount Everest cannot be seen properly from the base camp as other mountains block the proper view. But you can get the majestic view of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar - the famous viewpoint on Everest.

When is the best month for this Everest base camp for 9 days?

The best months for this 9-days EBC trek are March, April, May, September, October, and November. However, you can do this trek in other months when the weather condition is favorable.

Does it rain at Everest base camp?

Most of the rainfall (80% +) occurs during the monsoon season from June to September. And on the rest of the year, the weather is very good and the environment is fairly dry.

Is the Everest base camp trek easy?

Indeed. The difficulty level of this trek is moderate. So anyone can perform this trek. No trekking expertise is required but it is recommended that the trekker should be physically fit.

Does a helicopter fly to base camp?

Yes, helicopters fly to Everest base camp but normally it lands at Kala Patthar from where you will get the perfect view of Mount Everest.

Departure Details

The fixed departure dates are listed below for the 9 days Everest base camp trek in Nepal with a reasonable price for the years 2022, 2023, and 2024. We are also flexible to receive any dates for trips on a private group departure or single traveler basis and add them to our fixed departure list. Contact us if you have any questions regarding the trip.

Start Date End Date Price Availability Booking
26 May, 2022 03 June, 2022 US$ 2750 Guaranteed
27 May, 2022 04 June, 2022 US$ 2750 Guaranteed
28 May, 2022 05 June, 2022 US$ 2750 Guaranteed
29 May, 2022 06 June, 2022 US$ 2750 Guaranteed
30 May, 2022 07 June, 2022 US$ 2750 Guaranteed
31 May, 2022 08 June, 2022 US$ 2750 Guaranteed