9 Days Mount Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 9 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel + Teahouse
  • Transport Flight

9 Days Mount Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Have you ever imagined waking up with great views of glistening snow-capped Himalayan mountains accompanied by freshly brewed coffee? Then, the 9 Days Mount Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is the ideal package for you. We have designed our Everest Base Camp trek itinerary, including an overnight stay in the most beautiful villages in the Khumbu region. On Everest Base Camp trekking, you get to spend the night in comfortable lodges constructed to provide accommodations in the Himalayas. The trek is led by an English-speaking expert mountain guide that ensures your safety during the venture. The interactions with locals, the enchanting mountain landscapes, the fluttering prayer flags, and the serenity of the Himalayas all make the Everest base camp trekking 9 days a fantastic holiday. 

The 9 Days Mount Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From here, you trek to Namche Bazar via Phakding. Here, you will get a chance to look into the unique and simple lifestyle of Sherpa people. Along with that, you will also come across the ancient culture and traditions of the locals that are thriving in every corner of the region.  In Namche Bazaar, we have an acclimatization day and a side excursion to Hotel Everest View. The trail will then take you to the Tengboche monastery, built in 1916 by Lama Gulu. This is the oldest and the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region and has huge importance. 

As you will walk towards the lap of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m), you get to indulge in the sensational Himalayan landscape. The trail is extremely beautiful and packed with a diverse range of flora and fauna. Rivers, streams, suspension bridges, old-wooden bridges, and prayer wheels add more life to the route.   Likewise, you will get to see panoramic views of numerous mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Baruntse (7,162 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), etc. 

Upon reaching Everest Base Camp, you hike up to the very famous Kala Patthar Viewpoint from where you get to witness 360-degree views of Everest and glorious sunrise. After exploring, you take a scenic heli ride back to Kathmandu.  During these few days, you will find yourself in calm and tranquil surroundings that will let you unwind and reflect on your life. The 9 Days Mount Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is an adventurous and once-in-a-lifetime journey that one should definitely go on. For information regarding the trek, kindly contact us anytime.

Major Highlights

  • Take a once in a lifetime thrilling flight to Lukla
  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park enjoying drivese range of flora and fauna
  • Explore the tourist hub of Khumbu region, Namche Bazar
  • Experience ancient Sherpa culture and their simple mountain lifestyle
  • Visit the oldest and the biggest monastery of Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery
  • Trek through beautiful mountain villages
  • Reach the lap of world’s highest mountain, Everest Base Camp
  • Witness gorgeous sunrise from Kala Patthar
  • Get to see panoramic views of the Himalayas and fantastic landscapes
  • Helicopter flight to Lukla from Kala Patthar
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Altitude: 2,846 m

Trek distance: 6.2 km/3.8 miles

Duration: 35 minutes flight & 3 hours trek

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

To begin the trek, you take a thrilling flight that will lead you to the starting point of the trek, Lukla. This short flight offers one of the most beautiful views of the Himalayas. From here, the trail descends to Phakding via Cheplung village. You get to see superb views of Mt. Khumbila and Kusum Kanguru on the way. 

    Altitude: 3,440 m

    Trek distance: 7.4 km/4.6 miles

    Duration: 6 hours

    Accommodation: Lodge

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    After having breakfast, you begin ascending through small villages like Jorsale and Monjo. From Monjo onwards, Sagarmatha National Park begins. The trail passes by the park crossing several bridges and streams. While trekking, you get to see a diverse range of flora and fauna. Namche Bazar will welcome you with stunning views of Konde Ri and Mt. Thamserku. 


      Altitude: 3,962 m

      Duration: 4-5 hours

      Accommodation: Lodge

      Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

      You spend an extra day in Namche Bazar for acclimatization. You will explore the village and its surrounding areas. There are many hiking options like Everest View Hotel, Syangboche Airstrip, etc near Namche Bazar that lead to different viewpoints, from where you can see breath-taking views of snow-capped peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Ama Dablam, etc. Also, make sure to visit Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum. 


        Altitude: 3,860 m

        Trek distance: 9.2 km/5.7 miles

        Duration:  5 hours

        Accommodation: Lodge

        Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

        The trail from Namche Bazar ascends and takes you to Phungki Thanka. Following the right side of the Dudh Koshi River, you pass by dense forests of rhododendron to reach Tengboche. From this village, you can see various Himalayan mountains. You will visit the Tengboche monastery, which is the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. 


          Altitude: 4,410 m

          Trek distance: 12 km/7.45 miles

          Duration: 5 hours

          Accommodation: Lodge

          Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

          Crossing the Imja River over a suspension bridge, you gradually ascend to Dingboche village, which is also known as the Summer Valley. The trail offers wonderful views of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Island Peak, etc. 


            Altitude: 4,940 m

            Trek distance: 8.5 km/5.2 miles

            Duration: 5-6 hours

            Accommodation: Lodge

            Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

            The trail from Dingboche moves to Dhungla. Passing by the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche village, you climb to Chupki Lhara. Further, enjoying the marvelous views of the snow-covered mountains, you reach Lobuche village, situated on the lap of Mt. Lobuche. 

              Altitude: 5,364 m

              Trek distance: 15 km/9.32 miles

              Duration: 8 hours

              Accommodation: Lodge

              Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

              Today is the big day as the trail will lead you to the lap of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest. From Lobuche, you gradually ascend and reach Gorak Shep. The trail then moves along the glacier moraine and reaches the base camp. You can get to see stunning views of the Himalayas along with Khumbu Icefall from the Everest Base Camp. After spending some time here, you drop down to Gorak Shep for a night's stay.


                Altitude: 5,644 m

                Duration: 30 minutes

                Accommodation: Lodge

                Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

                Wake up early in the morning and hike to Kala Patthar to witness a glorious sunrise. The trail that leads to Kala Patthar will be rugged and snowy. Upon reaching Kala Patthar, you get to see a sensational panorama of Mt. Everest and many other mountains. Later, you will have breakfast and take a thrilling heli ride back to Lukla. During the flight, you get to see aerial views of the Himalayas.

                • Max. Altitude: 5,643 m

                Altitude: 1,400 m

                Duration: 35 minutes flight

                Accommodation: Hotel

                Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner

                The trek has ended, and now it's time to fly back to Kathmandu. An early morning flight takes you back to Kathmandu. Our team will drop you at the hotel. Enjoy the remaining day relaxing and shopping. We have a team dinner in the evening that marks the farewell of your trip to Nepal. 


                  What's Included
                  • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
                  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
                  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
                  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu domestic airport tax and Helicopter flight from Goreshep to Lukla).
                  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
                  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
                  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
                  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
                  • First aid medical kit.
                  • Duffle bag, if necessary.
                  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
                  • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
                  What's not Included
                  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
                  • Your Travel insurance.
                  • Lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu.
                  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
                  • Sweet things like chocolate.
                  • Hot shower during the trekking.
                  • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
                  Useful Information

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                  Here are some other Everest base camp trekking options for you- Everest base camp luxury trek, Everest base camp trek 16 days, Everest Panorama trek, short 5 days Everest base camp trek, etc. 

                  If you are not satisfied with any of these packages, then we can always help you customize the Everest base camp trek itinerary to your choice.