Polar Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek



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Duration12 days


Max Altitude5,364 m

Group Size1 +

Trip StartsKathmandu

Trip EndsKathmandu

Group StyleGroup and Private


Best SeasonMar-May & Sept-Dec


  • Explore Kathmandu's cultural landmarks before the trek begins.
  • Traverse the legendary Dudh Koshi river and cross thrilling suspension bridges.
  • Immerse yourself in the unique Sherpa culture of Namche Bazaar.
  • Acclimatize at Namche baazar, surrounded by stunning mountain vistas.
  • Summit Kala Patthar for an iconic view of Everest's peak bathed in sunrise hues.
  • Reach Everest Base Camp and witness the world of highest peak.
  • Visit the Tengboche Monastery, a spiritual center amidst breathtaking scenery.

Overview about Everest Base Camp Trek

The adventure kicks off in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, where you’ll experience the rich cultural heritage of Nepal. The trek officially begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla, perched amidst the Himalayas. From there, the trail leads through lush rhododendron forests, suspension bridges, and charming villages like Namche Bazaar, a bustling hub in the heart of the Khumbu region. Ascending steadily, you’ll witness breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse. The iconic vantage point of Kala Patthar awaits, providing an unparalleled panorama of Everest’s majestic summit. Finally, you’ll reach Everest Base Camp itself, standing at 5,364 meters (17,598 feet), where mountaineers from around the world gather in pursuit of their dreams.


Day 0: Airport/Tourist bus park

Airport pick up on arrival and transfer to hotel. At the hotel, short  info and trip plan with guide.

Day 1: Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m) and trek to Phakding village (2610m) 3 and half hrs, lunch camp.

An early morning flight to Lukla airport (2,840m) with amazing views of mountain and beautiful landscapes takes us to gateway to Everest Base Camp and the land of Sherpas. Our trek heads through the village of Lukla, descending to along the east bank of the Dudh Kosi river, by a gentle hike and level meandering walk to Phakding village.

Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs, including lunch break.

After breakfast trek along the bank of Dudh Kosi, the trail goes through  rhododendron forest and pine trees to Jorsalle village. Shortly after completing check post formalities we cross the Dudh Kosi via suspension bridge to start a gradual up hill to Namche Bazaar, (Sherpa Capital). We encounter our first sight of Everest and Lhotse, great view of the mountains across the valley.

Day 3: Namche Bazaar, for acclimatization, 4 hrs hike.

To allow us to adjust to the high altitude. Explore the local market, observe the local culture, hike up to the Everest viewpoint or simply relax. Time is available to make an excursion to either the village of Syangboche (3,720m). At Syangboche is where the worlds highest airstrip is located and to the west stands Mount Kongde. The trail here is a steep ascent along small pine trees and juniper shrubs, and route looms Khumbi Yul Lah.
Later descent down to lodge and relax.

Day 4: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m) 5 and half hrs, including lunch break.

The trail ascends out of the village and flat path along the valley with great views of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse. There is a steep descent taking us through a forest towards the bridge over the Dudh Kosi. After crossing the river we hike up zigzagging path through a rhododendron forest where we may encounter both musk deer, mountain goats and wild colourful Pheasants(national bird) when we approach Tyangboche, which opens up to breathtaking views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Taboche peaks. Tyangboche, famous for its legendary monastery, it is the largest in Khumbu area. There is time to visit both the monastery and museum.

Day 5: Tengboche to Dingboche(4,410m) 6 hrs, including lunch break.

The day commences with a gradual hike through meadows and a pine forest towards a small bridge over the Imja Khola (river), and then a climb to Dingboche with spectacular views of Ama Dablam. In the route we pass through Pangboche the home of the most ancient monastery in the region and the Gompa which houses the famous Yeti scalp.

Day 6: Dingboche to Labuche(4,910m) 5 hrs, including lunch break

Heading up to the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse (6,335m) and Taboche (6,367m), but well above the tree line we reach Thukla. As we approach the foot of the Khumbu Glacier the climb becomes steeper. We take the zigzag path up through the boulders of the moraine to reach Labuche. On the route we have superb views of Pumo Ri Nuptse, and Kala Pathar.

Day 7: Labuche to Gorakshep(5,140m) EBC, 8 hrs including lunch break.

An early start to a challenging day to accomplish our dream that is Everest Base Camp (5,364m). The route commences with a gentle ascent as we continue along the side of the Khumbu Glacier, which becomes rocky and awkward for a short time. Rewarded with breathtaking views, of Pumo Ri (7,165m) lies directly ahead, on the right Nuptse (7,861m)  sight of Everest (8,848m). A descent brings us to Gorakshep (5,140m) where we lunch and rest before taking the trail to Everest Base Camp.After exploring Base Camp and we return to Gorakshep for a well-deserved rest.

Day 8: Ascend to Kalapatthar(5550m) and trek to Pheriche(4240m) 7 hrs, including lunch break.

Breathtaking scenery today is the highlight. It is another early morning start to see dawn break and capture this amazing daily event as Everest and surrounding peaks reveal themselves. An intricate ascending route threads its way through crevasses and over moraine ridges. At Kala Pathar’s summit (5,550m) there is an unforgettable panorama view of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse and the impressive black pyramid of Everest. When it is time to leave with our indelible memory of all that is before us we retrace our steps to Gorakshep and trek down to Pheriche.

Day 9: Pheriche to Khyangjuma(3550m) 6 hrs, including lunch break.

The trail is mainly down hill as we travel back to Khyangjuma, followed by a gradual ascent to Tyangboche through a forest. There is time to visit Tyangboche’s legendary monastery, which is the largest in Khumbu, and the museum. From Tyangboche we are able to view Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku from another aspect.The wildlife is unharmed in this region. We might encounter some wild animals, Such as musk deer, mountain goats, and Pheasants.

Day 10: Khyangjuma to Phakding (2,610m) 5 and half hrs, including lunch break.

We retrace the way through the rhododendron and pine forest to the valley. We follow the Dudh Koshi downhill on our way back to Phakding stay the night.

Day 11: Phakding to Lukla (2,840m) 3 and half hrs.

Now it’s time to recall our moment. The day we started with all the hopes and excitement. Finally, we are at Lukla again, completing our journey to EBC. Enjoy the Sherpa hospitality.

Day 12: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight, 30 minutes.

We take the great flight to Kathmandu: hotel transfer and free day.

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What‘s included

    ECAP entrance fee and Khumbu Gaunpalika Permit.
    A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide.
    02 guest to 01 porter (Max weight limit for a porter- 20 kg (10 kg per trekker, weight limit).) with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment.
    We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size.
    Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
    Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
    To and fro Transportation to Kathmandu Airport and Hotel.
    Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day.
    First aid kit box.

What‘s excluded

    Your Nepal Visa fees.
    All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu.All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu.
    All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara.
    Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu/Chitwan transportation (if you want we can organize for you with additional cost).
    Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation.
    In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
    Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
    The tips to the trekking crews and drive.
    Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.
    Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).

Essential Info

Suggested Equipment List

Duffel/Rucksack bag

Walking Pole

Day pack.

Trekking shoes.

Sports shoes or sandals.

Sun Hat/cap

Warm woolen cap.

Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket

Waterproof Gore-Tex layer

Pullover or warm sweeter


4/5 pairs of good quality socks

Hand gloves.

2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.

3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.

3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred).

Sun glasses

Water bottle

4 season sleeping bag

Flash or Torch light

Camera and batteries


Q1. Is prior trekking experience necessary for the Everest Base Camp trek?

While prior trekking experience is beneficial, our trek is designed for enthusiasts of various fitness levels. Regular exercise and preparation will enhance your experience.

Q2: What kind of accommodations can I expect during the trek?

Accommodations include teahouses, offering comfortable lodging, continental and traditional meals. You’ll experience warm Sherpa hospitality throughout the journey.

Q3: How challenging is the trek in terms of altitude?

Altitude acclimatization is built into the itinerary, reducing the risk of altitude sickness. Our experienced guides will monitor your health and provide necessary guidance.

Q4: What should I pack for the trek?

We recommend packing layered clothing, sturdy trekking shoes, a good quality backpack, personal medications, and a camera to capture the stunning landscapes.

Q5: Is travel insurance necessary?

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory. It ensures your safety, covers unexpected events, and provides peace of mind during the trek.

Q6: Are vegetarian and special dietary requirements accommodated?

Yes, teahouses offer a variety of meal options, including vegetarian and dietary-specific choices. Please inform us in advance about any dietary restrictions.

Q7: How can I book the Everest Base Camp trek with Polar Trekking and Expeditions?

Booking is simple – visit our website or contact our team via email or phone. We’ll guide you through the booking process and provide all necessary information.

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