Everest Base Camp Trek 9 Days is a short and exciting adventure that leads right on the foot and beneath world number Mt. Everest picturesque base camp, where you will be surrounded by towering giant peaks.
A great scenic and cultural adventure where the walk takes you around beautiful Sherpa villages festooned with the ancient heritage of Buddhism religion and colorful culture that you can witness nearly every day on this Everest base camp trek in 9 days.
Everet Base Camp Trek 9 Days itinerary is designed for those who have a short duration for Everest base camp trip in Nepal and it is also possible to cover all beautiful scenery and activities in 9 days. The 9 days Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek would be a great experience of Himalayas hiking and a suitable trip for those who have limits in Nepal.
A dream of getting close to the world’s tallest peak Mt. Everest, where this adventure allows you to enjoy the closest views of Mt. Everest with other giant mountains.
Starting with a super swift flight from the capital Kathmandu to reach at Lukla the gateway town to Everest base camp and other higher scenic destinations around the Khumbu area in the shade of Mt. Everest. From Lukla walk leads through many nice Sherpa villages Ghat, Phakding, and Monjo to enter Sagarmatha National Park, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site due to its high location with the world-famous and tallest mountain range.
Sagarmatha is a name for Everest in Nepal, while native Sherpa calls Chomolungma of Tibetan origin means Great Mother in both languages, from here into the beautiful cool forest of tall rhododendron and pine trees. The adventure takes you uphill to Namche Bazaar, the main hub of Khumbu almost the size of a town with many facilities for visitors as well as for local villagers where once a week Saturday market takes place.
In Namche spending extra days for acclimatization as precautionary measures against high altitude sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), after a refreshing time in Namche adventure continues heading towards our main destination.
Walk on a scenic trail with the climb to beautiful Tengboche and its famous monastery tucked on a high ridge, amidst lovely alpine woodland facing an array of snow-capped peaks that surrounds this magnificent spot with grand views of Everest and majestic Amadablam.
After Tengboche walk leads into open and well-exposed high terrain with sparse vegetation as the climb takes you closer to upper Khumbu valley towards Everest base camp. As the walk continues on the main trail spending overnights in a nice settlement at Dingboche and Lobuche and then reaching our main goal and highlight of the adventure at Mt. Everest at base camp.
Enjoy fantastic stupendous views of a huge mountain and arctic-like landscapes covered in massive Khumbu glaciers and with notorious Ice-Fall after a glorious scenery and awesome experience walk lead to the next adventure on top Kalapathar.
A rocky hilltop and the highest spot of the journey at 5, 643 m, facing mind-blowing scenery of tall peaks that surround you with the closest views of Mt. Everest, enjoying marvelous moments descend to Gorakshep.
At Gorakshep board a helicopter for an exciting scenic flight to Kathmandu, after completing a great overwhelming adventure and glorious experience on the Everest base camp trek of 9 days.
Mode of Trekking: Accommodation in the best local lodge available
Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
Highest Altitude: On top Kalapathar 5,643 m / 18,514 feet and Everest Base Camp at 5,364 m & 17, 598 feet high.
Trekking Region: Nepal North Mid-East around Khumbu / Everest region.
Trekking Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu).
Day 01: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m from Kathmandu trek to Phakding 2,645 m – 04 hrs.
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.
Day 03: At Namche for acclimatization and a short scenic hike to the viewpoint.
Day 04: Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Dingboche 4,340 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: At Dingboche rest day for an acclimatization hike.
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche 4,960 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: To Mt. Everest Base Camp 5,380 m via Gorakshep 5,180 m -06 hrs.
Day 09: Climb Kalapathar 5,643 m / 18,514 feet and then fly in a Helicopter
to Kathmandu from Gorakshep.
Nearly all months of the year-round for Everest base camp 9 days trekking, except summer during monsoon wet rainy times, where dark clouds and much rain obstructs the views and with muddy trails. The best time is from March to May and September to early December months during the spring and autumn/fall to early winter seasons.
Most days are fine and clear with longer sunlight hours, however cold morning and late afternoon till night time, with chances of rain and snow sometimes. The next best season is during early autumn/fall till mid-winter, days are clear for views and walks, but very cold morning and night times with a clear bright starry night sky. Chances of snowfall sometimes around high altitudes.
As per scheduled flight time for Lukla in the morning, transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport terminal, as the plane makes landing at Lukla airport. On arrival at Lukla town, walk beings through nice Sherpa farm villages adorned with Buddhist Mani (prayer) monuments with large spinning prayer wheels.
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.
Morning on a nice trail with short up and down cross over Dudh Kosi on the suspension bridge to reach Monjo village, then enter Sagarmatha National Park with views of Tharmasarku peaks. Sagarmatha National Park starts from here, the park listed in world heritage sites, from the park entrance cross over Dudh Kosi River to Jorsalle, the last village before Namche Bazaar.
After a refreshing lunch stop, walk on the riverside and from the last high bridge climb starts to Namche Bazaar for two overnight stops.
Free day for acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, where once a week Saturday market takes place, hence the name bazaar, on this spare day enjoy a short hike for grand views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Amadablam with an array of peaks.
At Namche visit an interesting museum with an option for a hike to Everest View Hotel (the first luxury hotel around the Khumbu area), perched on a high hill above Namche Bazaar. Namche with many facilities from stocked shops, stores, and banks with international standard hotels and restaurants.
After a pleasant stop at Namche continue the trek on a scenic trail facing views of Everest with an array of peaks, as walk head down to Imjatse River at PhunkiTenga, after lunch few hours climbs into a forest of pine, juniper, and rhododendron trees to reach at Tengboche monastery.
At Tengboche enjoy views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Amadablam with a chain of snow peaks, check into a lodge and enjoy a short tour of the monastery enriched with great Buddhism religion and interesting Sherpa culture.
At the Morning enjoy super views of Everest and Amadablam within close distance, walk downhill within a lovely forest and cross a bridge.
From here on green vegetation and tree lines fades, as the route leads up to Pangboche, the last permanent village on route Everest base camp. From Pangboche short climb to Somare for a possible lunch stop, and an afternoon walk on the windy landscape to enter the scenic Imjatse valley where Dingboche located our overnight stop.
Another rest day to support acclimatization on this beautiful scenic spot, Dingboche 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 to Nakarjung Hill, for super views of surrounding high mountains with Mt. Makalu in the east direction.
After Dingboche, morning climb to a hilltop lined with Buddhist prayer monuments, from here walks on gradual uphill to reach at Thugla, a place with a few small lodges and shops. Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river near Thugla, having lunch stop continue with a steep climb for an hour or less to reach Thugla pass, with many stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died on Mt. Everest and other high mountains around the high Khumbu region.
From here an hour slow walk to Lobuche for an overnight stop facing views of Nuptse and Lobuche peak, a place with some nice lodges.
From here towards our major highlight of the adventure, a morning walk on a high trail and with climb above Khumbu glacier. After hours a good morning walk reaches Gorakshep Located on a large sandy field on route to Everest base camp and high Kalapathar Hilltop, from here follow a vague path through moraine and glacier to reach at Everest base camp. Enjoy a great moment of a lifetime experience within dramatic scenery of the mountainous landscape of ice and glaciers, standing beneath Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest. After a marvelous time at Everest base camp, return walk to Gorakshep for an overnight stop
Our last and final day of the adventure starts early morning with a steep climb uphill on top of rocky Kalapathar hill, the highest point of the adventure 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 of the high mountain range with close views of Mt. Pumori and Mt. Everest at a closet distance, after a mind-blowing scenery of giant peaks descends to Gorakshep.
Enjoy breakfast at Gorakshep in the backdrop of 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 on Everest base camp 9 days trek.
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