Trip Duration
9 Days
Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude
5,364 m
Trip Difficulty
Moderate
Activity
Trekking
Best Season
Mar-May & Oct- Dec
Per Person US$ 2150

US$ 1990

Per Person US$ 2150

US$ 1990

Overview of Everest Base Camp 9 Days Trek

Everest Base Camp 9 Days Trek is the suitable trek package to travel the entire Everest Base Camp within 9 days along with a return helicopter flight to Lukla from Gorakshep. 

Everest Base Camp is the most popular trekking destination among adventure trekkers all over the world. Trekkers can reach Kalapatthar through a 9 Days Short Everest Base Camp Trek, and on the way back, a helicopter service is offered from Gorakshep to Lukla. Everest Base Camp Short Trekking provides you with the prospect of embracing the base of the world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest (8,848m).

Short Everest trekking packages with Helicopter returns are mostly designed for adventure seekers who have limited holidays and vacation periods and have the commitment to conquer Everest Base Camp.

Short Trek to Everest Base Camp is also the fastest way to experience a lifetime adventure, Nepalese culture, and traditions as well as magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Khumbuste, Thamserku, Island Peak, Khumbu, and mighty of peaks.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp 9 Days Trek

  • We are the first company that started a helicopter return trek from Gorakshep.
  • 9 days  Helicopter return  Short trek to Everest Base Camp.
  • Spectacular views of the world’s highest mountains including Mt.Everest from the helicopter.
  • Mind-blowing views of the Himalayas including Mt.Everest (8,848 m).
  • 02 Nights attached bathrooms with a hot shower during the trek.
  • A decade of experienced local Sherpa guide including First-Aid, Oximeter to check pulse and heartbeat at high altitude.
  • Easy to book and quick response with easy online payments.
  • Electric blanket with the warm dining room at Gorakshep ( base camp evening).
  • Exploring traditional villages of Sherpa and Buddhist people.

Everest Base Camp 9 Days Trek Itinerary

Today is your first day in Nepal. Upon your arrival day at Tribhuvan  International Airport, Kathmandu; the Life Himalaya Trekking representative happily welcome you and will pick you up from the airport and easily transfer you to your respective hotel with our private vehicle as per your group size.

In the evening, you will be introduced to your trek guide and conduct a trip briefing session in short at our office. Overnight stay at 3 stars rated hotel in Kathmandu.

Overnight in Hotel Jampa, M-Hotel, or Thamel Eco-Resort. 

Car 15m
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B
Altitude (1,320 m/4,330 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today, early morning we will fly to Lukla. After 35 minutes flight, we will land at one of the most adventurous and extreme airports Lukla. After reaching Lukla we will meet our Porter and we trek towards Monjo passing through the beautiful Sherpa village of Ghat and towards  Phakding, Overnight stay at the best available Teahouse in Monjo.

Overnight at Hotel Summit home or Mount Kailash.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Flight
Accommodation lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,835 m/9,301 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today we start our day after having breakfast. Throughout the day we will pass through colorful landscape following the enormous Dudh Koshi River and via Sagarmatha National Park. Then we cross the Hillary Bridge and climb up to Namche Bazaar.

After having lunch, we hike up to the world’s highest-placed luxury hotel- Everest View Hotel. Observing Sherpa’s culture, traditions, and primitive lifestyles, oldest and ancient Buddhist monasteries we return back to Namche overnight.

Overnight stay at the Camp de Base or Himalayan Culture Home. 

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Walking
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,880 m/12,726 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After having breakfast we will trek up to the Tengboche. Tengboche is also the main destination for the Buddhist culture tour to Everest because this monastery is the oldest monastery and the largest holy place for Buddhists and Tibetan.

From here we can view the different mountains including, the world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest. Overnight stay at the best available tea-house in Tengboche/Dibuche.

Overnight stay at Himalayan Culture Home or Hotel Paradise. 

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Walking
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,867 m/12,686 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today we will trek to the Dingboche viewing the amazing views of the Mountains and passing through the mountain valleys, mountain rivers as well shrines made for dead Sherpa and climbers. Overnight stay at the best available tea-house in Dingboche.

Overnight stay at Hotel Tashi Dilekh or Good Luck Hotel. 

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Walking
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,410 m/14,470 ft

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After having breakfast we will trek towards Lobuche passing by capturing the best views of the mountains from its closest point, mountain valleys, small glaciers, Himalayan Rivers, and yak farm. Rest overnight at Lobuche.

Overnight stay at Hotel National Park or Hotel Mother Earth

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Walking
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,930 m/16,170 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the day for fulfilling your dream of Everest base Camp. We will start our trek after having breakfast. Then we reach Gorakshep and enjoy our lunch. After having lunch we trek towards the final destination Everest Base Camp. After enjoying a scenic time at EBC we head back to Gorakshep. . Overnight stay at the best available tea-house in Gorak Shep

Overnight stay at Hotel Everest Inn or Hotel Yeti. 

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Walking
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 5,170 m/16,961 ft.) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Early morning climb to the top of Kalapatthar (5,545 m) which is one of the best viewpoints in the Himalayas of the Everest region. The early morning walk to Kalapathar from Gorakshep is approximately two hours.

From Kalapatthar we can observe the 360 panoramic views with vibrant sunrise of snow-capped mountains. From here we can see the face of Everest and deep into the Khumbu icefield. We can enjoy the incredible view of Mt. Everest, Khumbase, Pumari, Cho-Oyu, Khumbu Glacier, Ama Dablam, Everest Base Camp, etc. Then trek down to Gorakshep and had breakfast.

Then take a helicopter flight back to Lukla and we will Normal fly back to Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu, If you want to join any other one-day activities in Kathmandu and near Kathmandu, we are always here for you.

In the evening Life, Himalaya will take you to the reputed cultural restaurant for a farewell dinner enjoying Nepali traditional music with cultural dance.

Overnight in Hotel Jampa, M-Hotel, or Thamel Eco-Resort. 

Meal Included: Breakfast

Walking
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B
Altitude 1,320 m/4,330 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our adventurous journey in Nepal ends today. Our representative will transfer you to the International airport three hours before your flight schedule towards your home with warm greetings and hospitality hoping you to see next time in Nepal.

Meal Included: Breakfast

Car 15m
Meals B

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Includes/Excludes

What's Included

  • Airport pick up and drops international and domestic with private transport
  • Complete departure information, about the trek, flight ticket, guide, altitude sickness, and reconfirmation and extend visa service (if necessary) and extra tour service before the trek starts.
  • 2 nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Helicopter Flight from Everest base camp to Lukla.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla for members and involved staffs & Luggage allowed only 10 kg Big bag & 5 kg hand carry.
  • Normal flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Best Lodge accommodation & full board meals throughout the trek.
  •  breakfast,  lunch, and dinner included chosen from the lodge menu.
  •  twin share the best lodge available tea-house accommodation during the trek.
  • As per group size experience, government license holder trek guide, helpful and friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation, accidental insurance for all staff.
  • A warm Down jacket and seasonal sleeping bag will be provided during the EBC trekking (the down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip )
  • TIMS fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 3 passport-size photos for permits)
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee
  • Mt. Everest Community Development fee
  • Life Himalaya trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and Everest base camp trekking map.
  • First Aid kits for the staff and the groups including Oximeter to check pulse and heartbeat in high altitude
  • Waterdrop purifier for safe drinking water
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations
  • All Government taxes &  service charges
  • Farewell Dinner in a reputed traditional Nepali cultural restaurant.
  • Achievement Certificate.

What's Excluded

  • Travel insurance which covers 6000,m emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverages and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Battery charge, hot showers, internet & international phone calls.
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and Drivers.
  • Service not mentioned above.

Note: Each day trekkers have to trek a maximum (05-07 hours) which is about (10 km-14 km) per day after breakfast. Sometimes the trek hours will be more or less as per your walk. There are normal aircraft flights from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu on your trip. The flights are about 35 minutes short and scenic above the Himalayas

Please Kindly provide us with Travel insurance | Passport details at Orientation Meeting before the trek departure for permits, safety and security purposes.

 All the garbage produced from our trekking, We manage to bring those back to Kathmandu for recycling. 

Route Map

9 Days Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return Route Map

Everest Base Camp 9 Days Trek - Essential Information

9 days Short trek to Everest Base Camp is a comfortable and the shortest days trek in the Everest Region although there are several days of trek to Everest Base Camp. Everest short trek offers you mind-blowing views of the Himalayas, the beautiful environment of the Himalayan region, breathtaking landscape, frozen islands, glaciers, spectacular snow-capped peaks, traditional mountain villages, Old Buddhist monasteries, natural scenarios, flora and fauna, Sherpa’s unique culture, traditions and their living standard, Helicopter flight above the Himalayas, and so on.

Short Everest base camp trekking is round-year trekking, however, the best season to trek EBC are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). A short trek to Everest Base Camp doesn’t require any previous trekking experience but you should have a good level of physical fitness and mental strength during short Everest base camp trekking.

This 09-day short trek to Everest base camp will follow the easiest ancient trekking trial followed by Sherpa’s in the Everest region rising above 3,000 meters to 5,500 meters.

The short trek to Everest base camp begins with a short and scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Our short trek to Everest Base camp passes 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 like Lukla, Namche Bazaar- gateway of Everest region, Tengboche- oldest Buddhist Tengboche monastery of 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 a scenic Helicopter flight back towards Lukla. During our flight back we will see the amazing panoramic views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest closer to our eyes. Collecting all valuable moments in the land of the Himalayas of Nepal we again fly back to the capital city Kathmandu.

The short trek to Everest base camp is the best-designed trek by Life Himalaya Trekking looking per your safety, security, and your tastes during your Holidays in the Himalayas of Nepal. We operate the finest rapid Everest base camp trek since our establishment under the supervision of our experienced guide and porters providing quality service with full customer satisfaction.

We will be flexible as per your interest, time frames, and budget in this adventurous Everest trekking in Nepal. If you are worried about a flight to Lukla, you could choose our Everest base camp helicopter trek which includes acclimatization day as well both way chartered helicopter flights.

Extra Luxury Things to add to your Short Trek to Everest Base Camp – Helicopter return

  • Helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Luxury Accommodation during your trek.
  • Monjo: Yeti Mountain Home
  • Namche: Yeti Mountain Home
  • Namche/Syangboche: Hotel Everest View

Arrival and Departure to Kathmandu International Airport

After arrival at Kathmandu international airport, our representative held a board of Life Himalaya Trekking Pvt. Ltd with writing your name on board front of the terminal door, so that you can easily recognize and bring you to your hotel.

After refreshing at the hotel you can meet with our managing director and you’re trekking guide. During the meeting, our representative will brief all the necessary information, equipment, and highlights about your trekking trip. After finishing the trip we also take you to the Kathmandu international airport and departure for your onward destination.

Short Trek to Everest Base Camp itinerary and cost customize available:

The itinerary or trek duration could be changed or modified as per your requirements, interest, and length of your stay in our country Nepal. There are many disturbing factors such as weather, politics, and transportation that may be the main reason to make a change in itineraries that are beyond our control.

The cost of the trip will be according to luxury, standard, and quality of hotel and lodge during the trek, star hotel in Kathmandu, experienced and language guide with porter, food & beverage, group size, duration and date of travel, and your timing and demand. Life Himalaya trekking has special offers and discounts for the family, student groups, as well as INT’L travel groups.

Regarding Lukla’s flight to Tenzing Hilary airport from Kathmandu International Airport:

Everest Trek flight to Lukla, which is one of the most extreme and dangerous airports in the world. Mostly there is use twin-otter planes as the means of air transportation in the Nepalese sky. The flight schedule is canceled and changes from time to time due to poor visibility, weather, climatic conditions, and many other technical problems. So there is no guarantee for the flight to Lukla.

In case the flight is delayed and there is limited time for trekkers, they can charter a helicopter which will charge extra.

Otherwise, wait in Kathmandu till the next day for the proper flight. If this is not possible then we will provide an alternative trek to Annapurna Base Camp or any trip chosen by you. Life Himalaya Trekking will provide on-time arrival and departure but in case of flight cancellation, you have to pay the cost of transportation yourself.

Regarding Food & Beverage and Accommodation:

Life Himalaya Trekking will provide quality food & beverage as well as Accommodation as per your requirement. We will provide the best service to your satisfaction but in case of flight cancellation, you desire to stay in Kathmandu and wait the next day for the flight to Lukla you have to pay the cost of food and beverage as well as accommodation yourself. The extra day food and beverage as well accommodation is not included on the itinerary

Helicopter Return from Gorakshep (EBC) to Lukla:

The Helicopter is only included in Lukla from Everest Base Camp. In between Lukla to Everest Base Camp, if you got seek or got illness of altitude sickness there will not be include of Helicopter. But, from Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter will be provided by Life Himalaya Trekking Pvt. Ltd. which is included on the 09days Everest Base Camp trek.

General Information about 9 days Short Trek to Everest Base camp:

The trekkers have to walk 5-7 hours per day which will lead you to the Everest base camp. We Life Himalaya Trekking will provide a Local Government-certified guide with an experienced porter and helper. The trekkers must have some knowledge about the climatic condition before trekking to EBC, and knowledge of proper and suitable types of equipment, clothes, and shoes, if not our representative or guide will provide all the necessary information.

The trekkers must carry less baggage so that they could easily carry during the high Himalayas walk. As well the porter will carry a maximum of 20 kg baggage.

Private Trip:

The trekkers can also book a private trip to the Everest Base Camp Trek as per their demand and availability. The 9 days short trek to Everest Base Camp private trip price is suitable for a seasonal basis. For the supportive season to a private trip for a short trek to Everest Base Camp, Mid March-May and Mid September-Mid December are best. If you want to trek to EBC behind this season you have to pay a single supplementary. However, if there are more than three-person or a group the single supplementary will cost low.

Life Himalaya Trekking will provide quality food & beverage as well as Accommodation as per your requirement. We will provide the best service to your satisfaction but in case of flight cancellation, you desire to stay in Kathmandu and wait the next day for the flight to Lukla you have to pay the cost of food and beverage as well as accommodation yourself. The extra day food and beverage as well accommodation is not included on the itinerary

Required Equipments for the Trip

Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.

View Equipment List

Everest Base Camp 9 Days Trek - FAQs

Who can join to Everest base camp trek?

Every year more than fifty thousand trekkers reach Everest base camp. For the Everest base camp trek, you do not need any kind of technical training. Trekkers don’t need any previous experience for the Everest base camp trekking.

There is no age restriction so that everyone can trek the base camp of Everest. But you must set in your mind that “yes I can do it” and also be physically and mentally fit for the high-altitude walk. Life Himalaya is a guarantee that single female trekkers are safe to trek alone with our guide.

If necessary we will provide an experienced female guide for the female trekkers.

What happens if trekkers got sick during the trek?

9 days Short trek to Everest Base Camp is high-altitude trekking. At the high altitude of Everest Base Camp, the density of oxygen is low. But, you do not have to worry if you got sick or injured at any place during the trekking, we have a well-trained guide for the primary first aid so they will help you.

If primary and can’t work and there is a case of emergency then we will rescue you by helicopter at any point during the trek. However, you should have travel insurance otherwise you have to pay yourself all the rescue charges.

Sometimes we provide an extra Acclimatization day beyond the itinerary where the trip day increase as per your requirement and the payment will be extra.

If you want shorter trekking we also have 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek.

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    Reviews on Everest Base Camp 9 Days Trek

    Rated 5 out of 5
    August 5, 2022

    Life Himalaya Exceeded my High Expectations.

    If you plan to trek EBC then you MUST use a reputable trekking company. Life Himalaya provided everything we needed and more to make for a once in a lifetime trip. Due to bad weather flights to and and back from a Lukla were cancelled. Due to the contacts and connections of Life Himalaya we were one of the only trekking groups (out of 500+ people) to get flights.

    Everything was organized and we were able to customize our trip. Shiba was always responsive and our guides and porters were full of life, love and kindness.

    I did extensive research prior to using Life Himalaya. If you plan on trekking anywhere in Nepal or Bhutan then this is the company to use!

    Ashley M. Wilson
    Rated 5 out of 5
    July 8, 2022

    We went to trek to Everest base camp in June and went with Life Himalaya. From the owner, Shiba, to the guides to the porters everyone was extremely friendly and helpful and made our experience amazing! They were so hospitable and really went above and beyond to make our journey to base camp the best it could be. The lodges they booked were the best you could probably get and for a really affordable price! Shiba took us out for lunch and booked a hotel room for us for us the day we got back so that we could shower before our flights. He didn’t have to do that at all. The best part of this company is that a portion of the profits made go to the rural villages of Nepal to help build schools, get medical aid, etc! I highly recommend going with them, I don’t think anyone does it better than them!!

    Frank J. Whaley
    Rated 5 out of 5
    July 6, 2021

    Stop searching for the PERFECT trekking company…here they are!

    My husband and I just completed the 9 day Everest Base Camp Trek at the end of October 2018 and have nothing but amazing things to say about this group.

    From the start, Shiba (owner) was so responsive and prompt in his emails and updates. If I had a question, no matter how small or detailed, he would email me back within 24 hours with all the information I needed. From exact travel dates, visa requirements, travel advice and a day-to-day structure of the trek, he was all over it. When we finally met in person I was not surprised that he was as awesome in the office as he was by email. From the very start, his group went above and beyond to make sure we had the perfect Nepal/EBC experience.

    Firstly, a trip to a country where the primary language is about as far from English as you can get is somewhat intimidating. LHT took care of EVERY. SINGLE. DETAIL of the trip. From the hotels in Kathmandu (Mhotel Thamel was AWESOME) on both ends of the trip, Lukla flights, tea houses, food/tipping, helicopter and all things in between, we had white glove service from the second we put down our deposit all the way through our Kathmandu departure. Even when we were finished with our trek and had another day of sightseeing, Shiba offered to get us a ride to the airport! That’s just the kind of dude he is….thoughtful, sincere and someone you can count on for sure!

    When we arrived in the Kathmandu airport, he had a very sweet and bright young man there to meet us at the airport. They took us directly to the office to meet with Shiba and meet our guide, Kieran.

    From the start, it was clear that Kieran was exactly the right guide for us. He was SO pleasant and accommodating! If we wanted to keep hiking, take a break, eat dinner early or needed extra blankets in the tea houses, he was right there to make everything happen. On our day to reach EBC, he agreed to get up SUPER early (5am start) and make sure we were the first ones there. We even had the entire base camp to ourselves for 30 minutes!!

    Kieran was caring, reliable, and just fun to hang out with. He is a VERY hard working young man and you could tell he takes so much pride in his country and his job working as a guide.

    I could literally go on and on about how fabulous this group is. Shiba has been operating independently for a few years now and had worked as a guide for many years prior to getting his own group started but the efficiency and sincerity with which his group is running already made our trip the PERFECT experience that it was. I literally have nothing even slightly negative to say and WILL be recommending this group to everyone who asks me about my experience.

    We love Life Himalaya Trekking and hope to one day have time to return to Nepal and complete Annapurna with this group.

    Stop looking for the perfect group because Life Himalaya Trekking is IT!

    Laura M. Petersen
    Rated 5 out of 5
    July 5, 2020

    We absolutely loved the level of professionalism, friendliness and knowledge imparted by the staff at Life Himalaya Trekking. It was awesome knowing our trek run by Life Himalaya supports building schools for underprivileged children in Nepal. We highly recommend Shiva and his team (including Kieron our Tour Guide) for our spectacular introduction the beautify country of Nepal.

    Victor Rocha Silva
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    Per Person US$ 2150

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