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9 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Trip Introduction

Everest Base Camp trek with Helicopter return is a flawless period of travelling for everyone. It is outstanding for those who are a short time but want to experience treks to the Mount Everest Base.

Actually, this is 9 days, trekking tour to Everest Base Camp then after returning on a helicopter from Gorak Shep. The trek also offers tremendous Himalayan Region to encounter along with close stunning and panoramic views of many of the highest mountains peaks in the world.

Thus, this trek is like a true dream coming true for trekking and adventure lover.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp with a Helicopter return trip

  • The high number of suspension hanging Brides.
  • Namche Bazaar is one of the highest trade centres in the world.
  • Namche Bazaar is the main settlement of Sherpa people.
  • Flying over the highest peak in the world, including Mt. Everest.
  • Kalapathar with mind-blowing views of Mount. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Amadablam and many more.
  • Viewing and enjoying the view of mountains peaks of 7000 to 8000 meter along with Mt. Everest.

Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Fly to Lukla and Trek to   Phakding

From Kathmandu, you will board a 45-minute flight to Lukla in the early morning. On the way, you can enjoy the views of magnificent mountain ranges all along. After reaching Lukla, you will have your breakfast and a short briefing on the trek to come. And then the journey begins towards Phakding. You will spend the night walking along well- paved footpaths through Dudh Koshi Valley.

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

The trek will continue through the valley of Dudh Koshi through exciting suspension bridges with prayer flag. After reaching Monjo, you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park. After a difficult walk of around 2-3 hours of walking, you will reach Namche from here, you get your first view of Everest and Lhotse after again, you will continue walking for around 2-3 hours to reach the main trading centre of Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar. You will spend the night at Namche Bazaar.


Day 03: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar

Today is an acclimatization day. It is a rest day for your body to acclimatize better, where you should take a short hike to the higher altitude. Some of the short day hikes choose from.

Trek to Khumjung

You can take a day hike to the Khumjung and Khunde Villages. On the way, you can also visit the local school and hospital. Else, you can visit the monastery and see the skull of a Yeti.

Trek to Syanboche

You begin with a trek to Everest View Hotel. This hotel provides remarkable views of the surrounding mountain with great coffee and tea. From there, you trek upwards to the Syanboche airstrip. Here, you can take an indirect route to Khumjung village on the way back. Night stay will be at Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Teng Boche


You will pass through small settlements like Sansa, Phunkithanga, pine forests and mani stones to reach Teng Boche. Teng Boche is beautiful. You can see a panorama of some of the biggest mountain peaks like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse etc. Night at Teng boche.

Day 05: Trek to Ding Boche

Your trek to Ding Boche will be continued along with the Imja Khola Valley. From here, you gradually make the way to the Pangboche village. The route continues to Dingboche. From here, the incredible views Island Peak and Ama Dablam can be viewed. You will spend the night here.

Day 06: Acclimatization in Dingboche

This is another day acclimatization, Rather acclimatize, short hikes nearby are better. Some popular day hike is:

Trek to Chhukung:

It is easy and nice day hike which offers a beautiful view of Mount. Makalu Island peak and several other Himalayan peaks.

Trek to Nang Karts hang peak

A trek here offers the brilliant views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt. Kangtega.

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche

You start with a climb to the chorten trail Pheriche where you will pass through the trekker’s Aid post. Here, Trekkers can get consultation and treatment before the trek to continue. After leaving Pheriche, you trek to Thulga where Gokyo trail joins with the Everest Base Camp trail. After the valley, you descent towards Lobuche.

Overnight stay in Lobuche. Here you can view Mt. Tawache and Mt. Nuptse from the village.

Day  08: Trek to Gorakshep and Hiking to EBC and back to Gorakshep

You will begin with a trek to Gorakshep before EBC. Hence, you return to spend the night here. The first half of the trek is nice and easy but the second one has a beautiful view of majestic walls formed by Everest, Nuptse, and many other mountains.

Here you will take your lunch and then walks on a side ridge of the Khumbu glacier, and cross the glacier and reach the EBC area. EBC is one of the main highlights of the trek. You get splendid views of Mt. Khutse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Changtse and the Khumbu Glacier and Icefall from here.

After a good rest here, you start your trek back to Gorak Shep. Night at a tea house at Gorakshep.

Day 09: Early morning hike to Kalapathar down to Gorekshep then fly to Kathmandu with Helicopter.

The day begins early with a walk to Kalapather from Gorakshep. You do this trek before the break of dawn. The chance of getting clear views are at their best in the morning.

Kalapathar is the highest attitude of your entire trek. From here, you get views of innumerable mountains peaks. Like Mt. Pumori, Mt Everest, Lhotse, Mt Changtse, Mt Nuptse. After you get your fill of the place, you return to Gorak Shep for breakfast.

After this, you take your helicopter ride back to Kathmandu. The ride back provides with an aerial view of the entire region. It is a remarkable way to end your journey to EBC.


Price Include

  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu- Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • Pickup and drop from domestic airport to hotel and vice versa.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with 3 cups of tea and coffee during the trek).
  • Accommodation in the tea house throughout the trek.
  • Trekking permits and TIMS cards.
  • A highly experienced, helpful English speaking government license holder guide.
  • Salary, food, accommodation, transport and insurance of Guide and Porter.
  • Types of equipment (sleeping bags, down jackets, maps, trekking poles etc.)
  • One porter for two guests.
  • Medical support kit box.
  • Assistance guide group size above 10+ person.
  • All government taxes and service charge.

Price Exclude

  • International Airfare.
  • International airport pickup and drop.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Fees of visa for Nepal.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and Evacuation insurance
  • Expenses for beverages, drinking water, desserts, and other services which are not explained or mentioned by the company.
  • Cost for spending extra nights in a certain destination in your will.
  • Tips that you provide in the trip to guide, porter or any local people.
  • farewell dinner ( Nepali traditional Cuisine)

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Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Day 03: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Day 05: Trek to Dingboche

Day 06: Acclimatization in Dingboche

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche

Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep and Hiking to Everest Base Camp back to        Gorakshep.

Day 09: Early morning hike to Kalapathar down to Gorekshep then fly to Kathmandu with Helicopter.


Trip Facts

Duration: 9 Days
Max Altitude: 5545
Activity: trekking
Group Size: +1

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