Everest Base Camp Trek With Chopper Return (9 Days)

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  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 10+ years old
  • max group size 14
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +10
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  • Visit Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa heartland of Nepal's Khumbu region
  • See Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the region
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp, located at an altitude of 5,364m
  • Enjoy a 360degree view of the Himalayas from Kala Patthar
This 9-day, guided Everest Base Camp trek with chopper return is one of the best options for those who want to complete the EBC trek in the shortest duration possible. This trip begins with a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the starting point of the journey that is located at an altitude of 2,860m.

Hit the trail that travels past the Dudh Kosi River Valley, quaint Sherpa villages and ancient Buddhist monasteries to reach Namche Bazaar, where you will spend two nights acclimatising your body to the altitude. Trek past the villages of Tengboche, Pangboche, Dingboche and Lobuche to reach the last human settlement on the trail, Gorakshep, located close to the base camp.

See the Khumbu Icefall and enjoy great views of the Himalayas from Kala Patthar. A chopper will fly you from Kala Patthar to Lukla then regular flight from Lukla to Kathmandu after you are done with your breakfast. For more details, please go through the details below.
5 - Excellent
Based on 370 reviews
  • Rick
  • On Jun 18 2015
5 - Excellent
Rick's review for another Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd tour
“I only have great things to say about Nepal Eco Adventure. Me and two friends decided to trek to Everest Base Camp over Christmas. I contacted Chhatra and he was professional, knowledgeable, and very quick to respond. He was able to accommodate our group for the dates we wanted at a great price, and was able to advise on logistics and gear. All safety concerns were addressed beforehand, so we arrived in Nepal ready for an amazing adventure.

Throughout the trek, the guides and porters were incredible. They made sure we were all well fed and had everything we needed for a great trip. I had the unfortunate situation of becoming sick early on in the trek. I had terrible gastric issues followed by symptoms of acute mountain sickness and, in the end, needed to be heli-rescued from the Everest region (Note: this is rare- so don't let that deter you!). The guides Ramesh and Nik monitored me the whole time and put my wellness as their priority. I was taken to a hospital in Kathmandu where Ramesh and Chhatra checked in with me regularly and made sure I was okay. After I recovered in hospital, I now had a few days free, so Chhatra helped me arrange a side trip with Ramesh to Pokhara and Austalian Camp to view the Annapurna Mountain Range at sunrise. All to say, the care and consideration from Chattra and his team were there the entire time I was in Nepal, and they made sure my trip would be a memorable one despite having to cut the trek short.

If you're looking for prompt and attentive correspondence; very experienced and personable guides; and a team with a high level of service who makes your health and safety their main priority, then I definitely recommend booking with Nepal Eco Adventure. You will not be disappointed.”
  • Chantal
  • From Holland
  • On Nov 29 2017
4 - Very Good
Chantal's review for another Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd tour
“Very Good”
  • Charlotte
  • From Denmark
  • On Oct 12 2017
5 - Excellent
Charlotte's review for another Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd tour
  • Day 1: Flight to Lukla (flight) and trek to Phakding (2,610m)
  • Day 2: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,445m)
  • Day 3: Namche Bazaar: acclimatization day
  • Day 4: Namche Bazaar - Tengboche
  • Day 5: Tengboche - Dingboche (4360m)
  • Day 6: Dingboche (acclimatization)
  • Day 7: Dingboche - Lobuche
  • Day 8: Lobuche - Gorakshep & Everest Base Camp
  • Day 9: Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) & chopper to Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in tea houses along the trekking route
  • Kathmandu - Lukla -Kathmandu regular flight. Helicopter flight: Gorekshep - Kathmandu.
  • Experienced, professional, English-speaking tour guides. Assistant guides for group sizes above 6 people
  • Three meals a day during the trek with fresh fruits after dinner
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and walking poles (to be return after the trip is over)
  • A first aid kit & oxymeter carried by guide to check pulse and oxygen saturation twice a day. We will help arrange emergency chopper rescue service if necessary (cost covered by your travel insurance)
  • Nepal Eco Adventure's t-shirt and cap. An Everest Base Camp trekking map
  • All necessary paperwork. Sagarmatha National Park permits and Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Airport Pick up
  • Airport Drop
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fees (you can get the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu): USD25 for a 15-day visa
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • International airfare
  • Expenses that are personal in nature
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic as well as hot & cold drinks during the trek
  • Hot shower and battery charging in the tea houses
  • Tips for your guide, porter and driver (tipping is expected in Nepal)
  • Excess baggage charge on the Lukla flight for luggage weighing more than 15kg
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Other Practical InformationEssential Equipment for Trekking in Nepal: A warm sleeping bag rated for temperatures up to -15 degree Celsius Comfortable hiking boots. Make sure they are tried and tested before you go on this trek. Carry spare boot laces and lightweight trainers/shoes as well A waterproof jacket a fleece jacket and a down jacket. Also carry a Fleece sweater Waterproof trousers Light-weight fleece or woollen vests. Long or short-sleeved shirts Warm hiking trousers Underwear A woollen/felt hat (can be purchased in Kathmandu for a couple of pounds) and a wide-rimmed sun hat 2 to 3 pairs good quality walking socks Warm gloves or mitts A large rucksack or a duffel bag (55 to 70l) along with a rucksack liner or a thick bin bag A day sack (25 to 40l) Dark sunglasses High-factor sunscreen & lip balm Ear plugs (walls in the lodges can be thin) A headlamp and spare batteries. 2 water bottles and a water purification kit Toiletries A small hand towel (do not bring large towels. They are bulky and heavy) Toilet paper (you can buy poor-quality paper along the route) Non essential but recommended Equipment: Hiking poles A light-weight windproof jacket A neck warmer A sleeping bag liner Wet wipes A length of string or para-cord (12 feet) Half a dozen cloth pegs Safety pins Plastic bags, carrier bags. These come in handy for a myriad uses. Shorts Camera (you can recharge batteries at a small cost in lodges) Binoculars
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

  • What is the weather going to be like when I travel to Everest Base Camp?

    The weather in Nepal varies by season. For example, November to January is the dry season with sunny days, clear skies and usually no rain. However, on Everest Base Camp, the temperatures at this altitude will be cold, particularly at night. February to May and September to October is the most popular time to travel to EBC, with usually fairly dry and stable weather, although there may be the occasional shower. June to August is monsoon season in Nepal, but once you pass 3,000 meters altitude there is less and less rain. Check out our guide on the best time to visit Nepal for more on specific monthly climate and seasons.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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