Awesome Nepal Treks Pvt. Ltd. "Safety, Quality and Integrity"
  • Duration: 09 Days
  • Maximum Altitude: 5545m.
  • Accommodation: Tea House/Basic
  • Group Size: Min 2 Trekker's
  • Trip Grade: Moderate/Adventure
  • Meals: Breakfast at City; Full Board of Meals on Trek
  • Activities: Trekking in Everest Himalayas, Visits to Sherpa Villages
  • Best Time: All year round except June to August the wet months
  • Start / Ending: Lukla to Lukla

‘Adventure around world’s highest valley and mountains with the close-up view of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar’


  • An adventure at comfort with treks and Heli-flight from Everest base camp
  • The shortest way to complete Everest Base Camp and back to Kathmandu in nine days
  • Around high and scenic Khumbu valley with the backdrop of world highest Mt. Everest
  • Explore high Khumbu Sherpa villages enriched with a colourful culture of the Buddhist religion
  • Walking into the lovely woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia-firs-pines and junipers trees
  • Visiting impressive monasteries within the great beautiful surrounding of giant snow-capped peaks
  • Scenic and panoramic flight to Lukla with amazing views and flying back in the chopper

Trip Introduction:

Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek 9 Days in Nepal is an exhilarating Khumbu trip. It is an answer for those seeking luxury Everest Tour. However, it is slightly different. Endow your soul with an adventure of walking up in the Himalayas as well as feed your pride with the regal tour. It is a luxurious way of exploring an entire Everest Locale too. Some trekkers understand this package as the Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return.

The package consists of the regular itinerary of EBC Trek. Therefore, check out our regular Everest Trekking package for more details regarding the route overview. Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek 9 Days is the perfect combination of trekking and tour. Everest Helicopter Tour is becoming very famous among holiday goers. Similarly, trekking to the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest’s foothill is also an extraordinary travel activity.

Therefore, Awesome Nepal Treks knitted the finest combo of helicopter tours and trekking. The package is suitable for those people who have limited vacation. This fulfils the wish of traveller to walk on the moraines and leave footprints on the base camp. However, this is completely sumptuous. While returning back from the base camp trekkers will take the joyous Helicopter Ride.

Helicopter Return

During the Helicopter return from Gorakshep or Kalapathar travellers will have the astounding bird eye view of Khumbu. One can explore above the Gokyo Valley, Chhukung Valley, and Namche Ridges. It is probably the only holiday package which offers a great experience of walking as well as touring.

There are two options for travellers to choose. You can opt to relish the full helicopter tour from Kalapathar to Kathmandu via Lukla. Or you can choose to take the helicopter ride to Lukla and flight to Kathmandu. These two options definitely come at different prices. Contact our travel planners for the options.

Moreover, this is the best best way to experience an abode of the world’s tallest mountain in less than 10 days. Everest Base Camp Trek 9 Days definitely is an epitome of all short trekking courses.

Book the Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek 9 Days also known as the Everest Heli Trek. It is less risky and the chance of getting caught by the altitude sickness is very low. You will have the assurances that anything happens you will be airlifted. It is part of the package as well. This provides immense confidence to conquer the stunning yet rugged abode of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest.

Guideline Itinerary:

Day 01:Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.

Day 02:Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 08 hrs.

Day 03:Acclimatization day in Namche bazaar.

Day 04:Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 07 hrs.

Day 05:Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m – 07 hrs.

Day 06:Acclimatization and exploration day in Dingboche.

Day 07:Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 06 hrs.

Day 08:Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m – 08 hrs.

Day 09:Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m and fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter.

Details Itinerary

Transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for morning scenic and the short flight to Lukla with views of mountain range includes Mt. Everest after 30 mins air-borne reaching at Lukla with its unique airstrip a gateway Sherpa town to Everest base camp and other adventure destination.

From Lukla walk to Phakding village for overnight stop leading past Sherpa farm villages, a nice and pleasant walk with few short ups overlooking beautiful views along the walk to Phakding village located by Dudh Kosi a glacial River.

After a colourful morning, walk continues crossing bridges over Dudh Kosi River passing several interesting villages of Toc-Toc, Benkar and Monjo arriving at Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate, from here on the river bed for few hours and after the last bridge a steep uphill to Namche Bazaar, at Namche with facilities of good restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office, and banks.

A perfect place for a rest day for proper acclimatization before heading higher area, morning a short hike to Everest View Hotel or walk up on top a hill of Namche for views of Everest, Amadablam and adjoining peaks, visit the museum with wide information of the Khumbu areas.

From Namche on the gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse river at Phungi-Tenga for lunch, and then uphill through rhododendron, pines, firs tree forest with views of snowcapped peaks.

On reaching Thyangboche visit famous Buddhist monastery with a magnificent panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwande and majestic Amadablam.  An afternoon with time for the tour of the monastery, which was burnt by an accidental fire in 1991 at present back into normal form, where you witness young monks and elderly priest and Lama on evening prayer.

Morning downhill walk for few hours over Imjatse River, after the bridge walk on an open country where tree lines fade for few short junipers and dwarf rhododendron bushes, uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters. Last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue to walk with the climb to Dingboche village for the overnight stop, located in Imjatse valley with the panorama of mountains.

Another rest day for proper acclimatization, a short hike to Nagarjuna hills for best views of Mt. Makalu and other adjoining. For energetic people can walk up to Chukung at 4,760 m high a small and last settlement within Imjatse valley offers incredible views of Island Peak, Lhotse Shar, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Amadablam.

After a great rest at Dingboche morning walk with steep climb for an hour commanding excellent views, and then on gentle trail to Thugla for lunch where Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river, here trail from Pheriche joins after a break a steep climb for an hour to Thulga pass, with stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died climbing Mt. Everest, Lhotse and other high mountains. From here a nice pleasant walk brings to Lobuche for an overnight stop.

Today reach the highlight of this adventure at Everest Base Camp, walk for few hours with a short steep climb in between over glacier and moraine, reaching Gorakshep, beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar. The walk continues towards Everest Base Camp, at base camp enjoy the view of notorious Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after a grand time with the experience of a lifetime adventure at base camp retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for the overnight halt.

Early morning hike on top Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, the highest point of the adventure with a glorious and captivating panorama of close Mountain views with Mt. Everest at a mere distance, after a great scenic moment descend to Gorakshep. At Gorakshep enjoy views of surrounding high peaks while having last breakfast on Everest region and around scenic Khumbu, where the final leg of the journey completes taking a swift and panoramic flight on spacious Helicopter to reach Kathmandu.

At Kathmandu where a short drive takes to your respective hotels after an awesome experience and memories with a magnificent journey on 9  days Everest Base Camp Trek.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and transfer
  • Flights Kathmandu–Lukla (Weight limit:10 kg main baggage and 5 kg hand per passenger/flight)
  • Helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.
  • Necessary paperwork and permits
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage
  • Guide & porter salary, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
  • Hot drinks
  • All mountain accommodations are soft comfortable private twin-sharing rooms (Nights in Phakding and Namche will be in Yeti mountain home)
  • Hot shower
  • Medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • Nepali Sim Card for a phone call and to use data ( for the internet )
  • Trekking equipment such as the down-filled sleeping bag, and duffel bag

Cost Excludes

  • Meals, accommodation, and transportation in Kathmandu
  • All bottled drinks in Mountain
  • All kinds of electronic devices re-charge
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel and medical insurnce
  • Tips to the staff


Yes, our airport representative will come to pick you up at the airport. He/She will hold the placard with your name or group name. You will be transferred to the agreed hotel and later in the evening, the agency will hold the welcome dinner for you.

You will need a Covid Vaccination certificate certified by any government agency.

Yes, you can join our fixed departure group as well. However, we can arrange the solo trekker trekking too. You can hire a porter guide for the trip who will carry your stuff as well as a guide you through the trekking. You can get either female or male trekking guide according to your preference.

Yes, you can book the private trip as well. After covid pandemic the agency is operating many private trips. Feel free to ask our travel planners for the arrangement.

We use 3 star to 5 star hotels for your accommodation in the Kathmandu. It depends upon your request and preference. Most of the hotels that we use are within the city center (Thamel area). Yes, you can extend your stay in Nepal. If you want, you can do the hotel booking on your own in which we can assist you. You can also buy the tour package with us as well. It is up to you to decide. We can arrange for any kinds of extended stay in Kathmandu or any other major cities of Nepal.

Yes, you can upgrade hotel to luxury hotel in Kathmandu but the price will be adjusted. The package hotel cost will not be redeemed but can be transferred to your luxury hotel cost. If you buy the luxury trek or tour package then the luxury hotel in Kathmandu is included in your trip itinerary.

During the trek don’t expect luxury accommodation facilities. However, in some places you can get the room with attached bathrooms. In high altitude and also during the peak season; you will have to share the room with other trekkers. It depends whether you get to shower or not. In some places you can shower in your own room. However, most of the lodges/tea houses you will have to pay extra for the hot shower.

You will get breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek. Hot water is extra. You can carry the purifying pill which you can use for the normal tap water as well. The food is from the menu.

Typical Trekking Day consists of 6-7 hours of average walking hours. You will start the trekking after breakfast and stop for the lunch on the way. In between you will have briefings and information regarding the area’s landscape, mountains and culture as well. Breakfast is normally at 7 o’clock in the morning and lunch is at around 12-1 o’clock in the afternoon and dinner is at 7-8 o’clock in the evening.

Mobile connectivity is available in almost every trekking trails of Nepal. However, in some parts the connectivity is very less. If there is not mobile connectivity then you will have to buy the internet wifi card from the lodge.

Acclimatization is dependent upon the type of the trekking that we are doing. For Example, Everest Base Camp Trekking has two acclimatization rests, one at Namche and other at Dingboche. However, for the low altitude trekking you might not need acclimatization at all or just one day’s acclimatization is fine.

We follow the safety protocols text to text. Every evening our clients’ oxygen level, heart rate and blood pressure is measured. In case of emergency the team will decide whether to continue or not. If you have the travel insurance, during emergency, we might have to use that for the emergency evacuation.

If you are on full package, the agency will bear your meal, accommodation and tea/coffees so you will not need much cash. However, in an average you will need Nrs. 3000 to 4000 per day if you are on your own for the trip like in service trekking. Credit cards are not accepted on the trail.

In some places you will get the laundry service but it is possible to do laundry only during the acclimatization rest days. Therefore, you will have to collect all soiled clothes and use the laundry while you are back in the city.

Yes you can recharge your electronic devices in the teahouse/lodge. The charge is incurred per device.

Yes, you can do Everest Base Camp Trekking without prior trekking experience also. However, you need to be physically fit. One month prior to the trekking date, do some exercises in your home country.

There is no alternative way if the flight is canceled. However, you can hire a helicopter back to Kathmandu.

The weight limit is 15 kgs including day pack.

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for the EBC Trek. The insurance must cover medical aid, accidents and emergency helicopter rescue.

Yes, all our guides are Nepal Government license holder. They are well versed in the basic first aids as well. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about minor injuries.

The trekking guide will assess your situation and decide whether you can continue the trek or not.

Yes all our guides are certified by the Government of Nepal and TAAN.

Tipping is not mandatory but expected. You can tip according to your liking.

You can add extra days to your trekking but the cost increases.

Yes you need to make the advance deposit of 20% of the trip to guarantee. Once you land in Kathmandu, you will have to clear the trip cost before commencing the trip.

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Client Reviews

Lorraine Morgan

Trip Name: Short Poon Hill Trek

Booked this trek from the comfort at home in the UK. Communication with Dil was brilliant, his response to all my emails were quick and courteous. He tailored the trek around us, as a small group of 4 adults ranging in age from 29 to 69 (who was still recovering from an ACL op last May). His pace was brilliant for our group.

Dil arranged to meet us in our hotel in Kathmandu and talked us through the trek, bringing maps, holdalls and T-Shirts.

The trek was for 3 nights, 4 days staying in good, clean lodges. All was included except our drinks.

We experienced trekking in glorious sunshine up to Poon Hill. There was still snow on the ground and Dil provided the group with crampons, which made walking easier and safer.

Our trek started and ended in Pokhara. Dil and his team collected us from our hotel in Pokhara promptly at the time agreed.

Dil and the porters were brilliant, the porters were more than porters and made our trek even more enjoyable. We felt totally safe and Dil was an excellent guide. The scenery was spectacular.

Would certainly use Awesome Nepal Treks again as Dil arranges trips to Tibet and Bhutan.

Ryan Schult

Subject: Thanks for a great trek
Message: We have just completed a 15 day Himalayan trek with Awesome Nepal Treks and it could not have been better! The trek was very well organized, had excellent food and accommodation, there was no problems whatsoever and our guide Dil was a very informative, well-spoken and absolutely entertaining guy. The whole experience was amazing and I would strongly recommend Awesome Nepal Treks to anyone who wants a great, enjoyable, hassle-free trip.

Derek Manhas

Subject: Humbling & Surreal Experience

My cousin and I traveled to Nepal in 2011 and completed the Everest Basecamp Trek with our guide Dil Thapa.
Dil absolutely made sure this trek would far exceed my expectations and I am grateful for the time we shared together in Nepal.
There are an endless amount of photos and videos online for us to see the natural beauty of Nepal before arriving there. The greatest compliment I can give Nepal (more specifically, Dil Thapa) is this, the beauty of Nepal is its people first and foremost.