Everest Base Camp Trek 9 Days

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destination Everest
duration 9 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Everest
max altitude 5555m
group size 2-10
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season All season

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,090
Pax 2 USD 1,050
Pax 3 USD 990
Pax 4 to 6 USD 950
Pax 7 to 12 USD 890
Pax 13 to 18 USD 850
Pax 19 to 24 USD 790
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Everest Base Camp Trek 9 Days

One of the most famous treks, the Everest Base Camp was first conquered by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary on May 29, 1953. 10 Dyas Everest Base Camp Trek not just takes your breath away because of the stunning Mt. Everest (8,848m), but also offers the magnificent view of tallest mountains including Mt. Amadablam (6812m), Nuptse (7861m) and other numerous peaks. The short EBC trek might feel exhausting, but the hospitality of the Local Sherpa will make you forget the exhaustion. This trek route map trek of 9 days being from Kathmandu and Flight to Lukla Tenzing Hillary airport, the most thrilling airport in the earth, is sure to push that your adrenaline way beyond. Short trekking to Phakding then to Namche Bazaar gives you the most satisfying moment of your life. You will cross the many suspension bridges with the yaks and mules, are way beyond amazing. Reaching the main Gateway of Mount Everest (Namche Bazar)_ the Sherpa capital town, gives you the determination to reach the top.

This town, typically a Sherpa settlement, teaches you the culture and traditions of the Sherpa heritage. You will fallow the trail that passes through several small and large monasteries. As you trekking, you reach the popular Tengboche Monastery which is the largest monastery in the Everest region. The Buddhist Monastery is draped with the glistening Himalayas from each side making it a view worth trekking for. From Tengboche to reach Dingboche where you can get an unobstructed view of the snow-clad mountains including; Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6812m), and Imja Tse (6189m) among others. You will explore Gorakshep from where you hike to your final destination, Everest Base Camp. Reaching the Mount Everest base camp, that is, the foot of the giant Everest will allow you to have a breathtaking view of the Mountains of the Everest region, and of course, the Everest. The 9 Day trek to Everest Base Camp overall will always nudge back into your memories. Your journey to Mount Everest Base Camp Trek will be full of challenges, excitement, and beauty.

This 9 Days trek to Everest Base Camp is challenging as there is no acclimatization. This Short Trek is specially designed for the ones who have a busy lifestyle but still dream of hiking to the highest Base Camp (Mount Everest Base Camp 5,364m).

ITINERARY

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Today we take a short flight from Kathmandu and then trek to Phakding (2610m), a small village in the Khumbu region of Nepal in the Dudh Kosi river valley.

Today we trek through the valley with the Dudh Kosi River at our side. On several occasions, you cross the Dudh Kosi River on suspension bridges before climbing higher before reaching the small village of Jorsale in the Khumbu region – just south of Namche Bazaar. After a two hour trek, you will finally reach Namche with some fascinating views along the way, including some spectacular views of captivating Mt. Everest (Sagamartha in Nepali). You enter the Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsale where authorities will check your license. Continuing on for another 5 or 6 hours of fairly hard going we arrive at Namche Bazaar.

Today we head off to Tengboche and along the trail have our first views of several enormous peaks: Ama Dablam (6812m), Lhotse Shar (8393m), Taboche (6495m), Khangtega (6782m), and Thamserku (6623m). As we continue we come to an Army barrack at Phunke Tenga (22335m) and arrive at Tengboche where we stop for lunch. After lunch we visit the famous Tibetan Tengboche Buddhist monastery and later continue on the trail and pass the Sagarmatha National park office at Debouche. Continuing we finally reach Pangboche and visit the Gompa (temple). Tonight we stay here.

Today we head off up stone steps until we reach Pheriche and later Thukla where we stay the night.

Today we follow the trail and stop for lunch at Gorakshep. After lunch we continue until we reach Everest Base Camp (5364) where you have a spectacular view of Nuptse. After stopping for lunch we trek toward EBC following a trail alongside the Khumbu ice sheet. The trek around the ice sheet takes around 1.5 hours before crossing the glacier and into the region of EBC (5360m). At base camp you will have an opportunity to meet other climbers and share stories. From EBC you will have views of the Khumbu ice sheet and glacier with its frightening and dangerous crevices. We will then descend to Gorakshep where we stay the night.

The early morning trek to Kalapathar (5550m) from Gorakshep will take around two hours. After a short climb to Kalapathar, you will have uninterrupted views of Everest and other towering peaks. The magnificent photos of Everest seen on the internet are taken from this vantage point. From here we head down to Gorakshep, a fairly easy downhill trek. At Gorakshep, we stop for tea and a snack before continuing on our descent to Pheriche. After accomplishing your goal of reaching EBC and experiencing high altitude climbing, you will sleep soundly at Pheriche. Today’s trek will take between 6 to 7 hours.

Leaving Pheriche we take a fairly easy trek for around 30 minutes before reaching Tengboche and then descend to Phunkithanga (3200m). Our final trek is to Namche where we can celebrate our success and reminisce sharing the highlights. This is also your last opportunity to appreciate the beauty of these towering peaks. At Namche you can reconnect via the internet with the outside world, visit the bread shop and maybe hang out at a bar!

It is a fairly long day with a 7-hour trek from Namche to Lukla, which is mostly downhill with several sections of level ground. We leave the Sagarmatha National Park and eventually reach Lukla where we stay overnight.

Our morning flight will have us reach Kathmandu in around 30 minutes. During the flight, you will have a birds-eye view of many of the world’s soaring peaks in the Himalaya Ranges. Your guide will escort you from the airport to your hotel. 

SERVICES

Costs are included in your package.

  • Airport picks up and transports by private Car/Jeep.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after dinner.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary paperwork including Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight with private airport transfer and domestic airport tax.
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Trip achievement certificate after successful trip completion.
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people.

Costs Exclude

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu - lunch, and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic cold and hot drinks, tea, coffee, on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Excess baggage of more than 10 kg for Lukla flight.
  • NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. is nonrefundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

  • Sleeping Bag (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Duffel Bag (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof windbreaker or windcheater
  • Thermal underclothes
  • Rain poncho
  • Down jacket (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Fleece or wool trousers
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Trekking pants (two pairs)
  • Mittens or woolen gloves
  • Hiking socks (several pairs)
  • Moisture-wicking shirts, including t-shirts
  • Trekking shoes or boots with spare laces
  • Flip-flops or sandals for relaxing in the evenings
  • Underwear (several pairs)
  • Swimsuit or swimming costume
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp or flashlight/torch
  • Sleeping bag (Sherpa Teams can provide this for you)
  • Trekking poles (if desired)
  • Hiking backpack with a capacity of at least 40 liters
  • Small lock for your backpack
  • Reusable water bottles (at least two liters)
  • Water purification tablets or filtration device
  • Wash towel
  • Basic first aid kit

Toiletries (tissues, toilet paper, moisturizer, lip balm, sunscreen, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clippers, a small mirror, toothbrush, toothpaste, glasses, contacts, etc.)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfortable and better quality teahouses - having attached bathroom - until Namche which is a thriving town seeing many more tourists and a greater range of accommodation. It should be noted that at higher elevations the quality of accommodation may not be as good, with more basic rooms with the bare necessities.

Meals during the trek

 In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of the Khumbu region are potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpas started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

Transportation

We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We do not have to use public transportation or local buses during the trek. Our only flights are from Kathmandu to Lukla and return.

Physical fitness

EBC is a challenging trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus!. We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake.

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!

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The 9-day Everest Base Camp Trek covers a distance of approximately 130 kilometers (80 miles) round trip from Lukla to Everest Base Camp and back.

The 9-day Everest Base Camp Trek is considered to be a moderately challenging trek. It involves steep ascents and descents, high altitudes, and long hours of walking each day. Prior trekking experience and a reasonable level of fitness are recommended.

The best time to undertake the 9-day Everest Base Camp Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, providing optimal trekking conditions.

Teahouses and lodges are available along the Everest Base Camp Trek route. These provide basic accommodations with shared rooms and communal dining areas. The facilities may vary, but most offer comfortable beds, hot showers (for a fee), and meals.

Yes, it is possible to do the 9-day Everest Base Camp Trek independently. However, it is recommended to hire a guide or join a trekking agency for better support, safety, and local knowledge. They can also assist with permits, accommodations, and transportation.

For the 9-day Everest Base Camp Trek, you will need two permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or through your trekking agency.

Some essential items to pack for the 9-day Everest Base Camp Trek include proper trekking gear (hiking boots, warm clothing, rain gear), a good-quality backpack, a water bottle, a camera, sunscreen, a headlamp, and a first aid kit. It is also recommended to carry some snacks and water purification tablets.

Altitude sickness is a concern on the Everest Base Camp Trek, even on the 9-day itinerary. It is important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. The trekking itinerary is designed to allow for gradual acclimatization, but it is still essential to be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and take necessary precautions.

The 9-day Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary can be customized to some extent. However, it is important to consult with your trekking agency or guide to ensure that the itinerary allows for proper acclimatization and a safe trekking experience. They can advise on the best route and itinerary options based on your preferences and fitness level.

Some of the highlights of the 9-day Everest Base Camp Trek include stunning views of Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks, experiencing the unique Sherpa culture and hospitality, visiting the famous Tengboche Monastery, and reaching the iconic Everest Base Camp itself.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,090
Pax 2 USD 1,050
Pax 3 USD 990
Pax 4 to 6 USD 950
Pax 7 to 12 USD 890
Pax 13 to 18 USD 850
Pax 19 to 24 USD 790
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • Your Happiness Guaranteed
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 950

Per Person

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I cannot speak highly enough of the outstanding service provided by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking. From the moment I contacted them, their team was friendly, knowledgeable, and always willing to assist. They went above and beyond to ensure every aspect of my trek was well-planned and organized. The sceneries along the trek were simply breathtaking, with panoramic views that left me in awe. The opportunity to immerse myself in the local culture and connect with the people added a unique and enriching dimension to the journey. I highly recommend Sherpa Expedition and Trekking for their exceptional services and their commitment to creating unforgettable trekking experiences.

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My trekking experience with Sherpa Expedition and Trekking was nothing short of exceptional. Their team was friendly, knowledgeable, and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure an unforgettable journey. The sceneries along the trek were simply breathtaking, with jaw-dropping landscapes that left me in awe. I found myself constantly amazed by the natural beauty that surrounded me. Additionally, the opportunity to immerse myself in the local culture and connect with the people was a true highlight of the trek. I highly recommend Sherpa Expedition and Trekking for their outstanding services and their dedication to creating unforgettable trekking experiences.

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