The cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek depends on a number of factors, including the length of the trek, the time of year, and the level of comfort you desire. Generally speaking, however, you can expect to spend anywhere from $14,90 to $3,000 for the entire trek. And Everest base camp trek cost also depends on National (local) and international operators too.
Usually Everest Base Camp requires 13 to 15 days, which will include arrival and departure days. Here is the perfect breakdown cost for Everest Base Camp Trek on the basis of different Everest Base Camp trek itineraries.
|Everest Base Camp Trek Itineraries||Cost for Per Person|
|Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek 14 Days Itinerary||US$1590|
|Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek 15 Days Itinerary||US$1690|
|Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek 16 Days Itinerary||US$1800|
|Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek 12 Days Itinerary||US$1500|
|Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek 10 Days Itinerary||US$1390|
|Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek with Helicopter Return to Lukla||US$2290|
|Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek with Helicopter Return to KTM||US$2990|
|Everest Base Camp (EBC) Short Trek Itinerary||US$1390|
|Everest Base Camp (EBC) Luxury Trek Itinerary||US$3090 to US$ 5590|
|Everest Base Camp (EBC) Standard Trek Itinerary||US$1590|
|Everest Base Camp(EBC) Budget Trek itinerary||US$1390|
The Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days is also called the 14 Days Everest Base Camp classic trek in Nepal. The 14-day Everest Base Camp trek is more demanding and popular in the Everest region than the rest of the Everest trek itineraries in Nepal. And there you will get Everest Base Camp trek 14 Days packages with $ 1490 USD to $ 1890 USD.
The Everest Base Camp trek cost range is classified on the basis of the Everest Base Camp Trek Standard package to the Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge trek. Some tourists want to know the total breakdown cost of the EBC trek in such following ways too.
Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days Cost
|Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek itinerary||Cost for Per Person|
|Everest Base Camp (EBC) 14 Days Standard Trek||US$1590|
|Everest Base Camp (EBC) 14 Days Luxury Trek||US$1890 to US$2990|
|Everest Base Camp (EBC) 14 Days Budget Trek||US$1390|
Regarding the transportation to Ramechhap Airport, it is important to know that since the opening of the Kathmandu-Lukla airport, flights from Ramechhap to Lukla have become less common. However, if you still need to travel from Ramechhap to Lukla, you can hire a private vehicle or take a local bus. The cost of a private vehicle can range from $150 to $200, depending on the negotiation and the type of vehicle.
If you are less than 3/4 people and then it's okay to take a Car transport to Ramechhap Airport (Manthali Airport). For this Private Car vehicle, $150 USD will be fine. Otherwise, If your group is more than 3/4 people then a Private Jeep vehicle will be great. If you are going to take a Jeep vehicle then for this vehicle, $200 USD will be fine.
Here, you will get details cost in a table chart
|Name of Vehicle||Destination||Cost|
|By a Private Car||Kathmandu to Ramechhap||US$ 170 for 2 to 3 Pax|
|By a Sharing Haice / Jeep||Kathmandu to Ramechhap Airport||US$ 25 for PP|
|By a Private Jeep||Kathmandu to Ramechhap Airport||US$ 220 for 4 to 7 Pax|
There is another option to get to Ramechhap (Manthali) Airport too. There is a sharing vehicle called Haice, for this vehicle, $ 25 USD will be fine. Sometimes Local buses are more affordable, with fares ranging from $15 to $20 per person. The journey from Ramechhap to Lukla takes approximately 5 to 7 hours by road.
It's worth mentioning that the prices provided are rough estimates and can vary depending on several factors, such as the trekking season, availability, and negotiation skills. It's always a good idea to do thorough research and consult with a local trekking agency to get accurate and up-to-date information on the costs involved.
If you are ready to know the total budget/expenses then, here we go to know the perfect breakdown cost /estimate cost for all different topics.
You will need two types of permits for the Everest Base Camp trek - One is called the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, for this $30 USD, and 2nd one is called the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit, for this $20 USD. So in total, These permits cost around $50 USD in total.
Name of Permit and its cost for EBC Trek
|Everest Base Camp Trek Permit||Cost for Permit|
|Sagarmath (Everest) National Park Permit||US$30|
|Khumbu Entrance Fee||US$20|
The most common way to reach the starting point of the trek, Lukla, is by taking a domestic flight from Kathmandu. The roundtrip flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla can cost around $300 to $500 USD, depending on the season and availability. Here you can see in the Table chart about Lukla Flight cost for Everest Base Camp Trek.
Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu Flight and its Cost
|Name Of Air||Flight Destination||Cost Per way|
|Tara Air||Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu||US$220 to US$240|
|Summit Air||Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu||US$220 to US$240|
|Sita Air||Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu||US$220 to US$240|
Hiring a guide and/or porter is optional but highly recommended, especially if you are new to trekking or prefer some assistance. The cost of a guide can range from $25 to $30 USD per day, while a porter can cost around $20 to $25 USD per day. You can choose to share a guide and/or porter with other trekkers to reduce the cost. We Local Tour Operator have experienced Everest Base Camp Trek Guide and Porter with an affordable cost.
Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek Guide and Porter (Sherpa) Cost
|Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek||Cost for Per Day|
|Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek Guide||US$25 to US$30|
|Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek Porter (Sherpa)||US$20 to US$25|
Along the trekking route, you will find teahouses and lodges where you can stay overnight. The cost of accommodation can vary depending on the location and services provided. On average, you can expect to spend around $15 to $30 USD per night for a basic room. Keep in mind that prices can increase at higher altitudes.
During the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek, will get such type of following accommodation
|Accommodation Type||Cost for each person in Kathmandu||Cost in Mountains|
|Luxury Hotel||US$120 to US$150||US$100 to US$120|
|Standard Hotel (2 to 3-Star)||US$40 to US$70||US$15 to US$25|
|Budget Hotel / Hostel||US$15 to US$30||US$10 to US$15|
Most teahouses offer meals such as dal bhat (rice and lentils), noodles, soups, and a variety of snacks. The cost of meals can range from $5 to $15 USD per meal, depending on the location and menu. It's recommended to bring some extra snacks and bottled water, as prices may be higher at higher altitudes. Regarding the meals and drinks, its always depends on each traveler. However, If you have US$20 to US$30 per day then will be great.
This includes expenses for hot showers, charging electronic devices, Wi-Fi, and extra services like laundry. Budget around $5 to $10 USD per day for these miscellaneous expenses.
It is essential to have travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking. The cost of travel insurance can vary depending on the coverage and your home country. Expect to spend around $50 to $100 USD for a comprehensive insurance plan.
Keep in mind that the prices provided are rough estimates and can vary based on several factors. Additionally, it's always a good idea to carry some extra cash for unforeseen circumstances and personal expenses.
Overall, a conservative budget for an Everest Base Camp trek can range from $1,490 to $2,000 USD per person for a 12 to 16-day trek.
Are you planning to do a Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal? If you have planned to go Rapid way for the Everest Base Camp trek, then just figure out 7 to 8 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. I think you are wondering why the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek cost ranges from $ 2990 USD to $ 4890 USD. There is two option for Helicopter return from Gorakshep / Everest Base Camp Trek (Kala Patthar).
After reaching Everest Base camp / Gorakshep, someone want to take a Helicopter return to Lukla but someone wants to take a Helicopter return to Kathmandu directly. That's why the Rapid Everest Base Camp trek cost ranges from $ 2990 USD to $ 4890 USD.
|1||Fly Kathmandu To Lukla and trek to Phakding||-||Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding|
|2||Phakding To Namche Bazaar||-||Trek to Namche Bazaar|
|3||Namche Bazzar To Tengboche||-||Trek to Tengboche|
|4||Tengboche to Dingboche||-||Trek to Dingboche|
|5||Dingboche To Lobuche||-||Trek to Lobuche|
|6||Lobuche To Gorak Shep Everest Base Camp||5,364 m/17,594 ft||Trek to Everest Base Camp and return to Gorak Shep|
|7||Gorak Shep To Kala Patthar and back to Gorakshep, then Helicopter flight back to Kathmandu||5,545 m/18,192 ft||Hike to Kala Patthar and return to Gorak Shep, then helicopter to Kathmandu|
The cost of the Everest Base Camp trek can vary depending on several factors such as the duration of the trek, the mode of transportation, the season, the quality of accommodations, and the type of services you choose.
On average, the cost of a 12-14 day Everest Base Camp trek can range from $1,490 to $2,500. This usually includes the cost of permits, accommodations, meals, and transportation.
If you choose to hire a guide or a porter, the cost will increase. Hiring a guide can cost around $25-$30 per day, and a porter can cost around $20-$25 per day.
Other factors that can add to the cost of the trek include travel insurance, equipment rental, visa fees, and additional activities such as helicopter tours or cultural excursions.
It's important to do your research and choose a reputable trekking company that provides quality services and equipment to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
From US$ 1690, Discount US$ (250 PP) = Net US$ 1450
All Inclusive Per Person
See Group Discount
|Number of Pax||EBC Trek Cost for Per Person|
|1 - 2 pax||US$ 1690|
|3 - 5 pax||US$ 1600|
|6 - 10 pax||US$ 1500|
|11 - 16 pax||
And the Everest Base Camp trek costs range from about USD 1490 to 3000 per person based on a minimum of 2 people per group. Although, we are ready to operate individually too with the same cost. Regarding the Everest base camp trek cost, this Round trip (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu) domestic flight ticket is also one of the major costs for this trek. If (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu) flight cost will neutral in the upcoming days then the cost is $ 400 USD for a roundtrip Lukla flight.
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The cost of trekking to Everest Base Camp varies based on several factors such as the time of the year, the duration of the trek, the mode of transportation, and the level of accommodation and services required. On average, a typical trek to Everest Base Camp can cost anywhere between $1,490 to $3,000 USD per person, with a premium on luxury packages. It is advisable to do thorough research and compare different packages and services to get the best value for your money.
The Cost of your trek to Everest Base Camp is always determined and broken down by the type of your trek, the number of days for trekking trails, the number of travelers, and the way of taking services. Here are various factors to determine for Everest base camp trek cost in Nepal. After many years of experience in Nepal's tourism industry & after doing more than 10 times this Everest base camp trek by myself, we/ I (Nepal Himalayas Trekking Company) going to give you the main reasons or factors to determine for Everest Base Camp Trek cost in Nepal.
1. The type of your trek in the Everest region. (On the basis of Luxury & Standard way)
2. Number of trekking days, you are going to do the Everest base camp trek in this region.
3. Number of traveler/trekkers groups for this Everest base camp trek.
4. The seasons, you are choosing for the Everest base camp trek.
5. Also determined by International and National or Local operators.
Budget Trek: US$ 1350 - US$ 1999
Standard Trek: US$ 2000 - US$ 3200
Luxury Trek: US$ 3200 - US$ 6500
Certainly, below is the table summarizing the cost ranges for different trekking services:
|Service Type||Cost Range (USD)|
|Budget Trek||US$ 1100 - US$ 1699|
|Standard Trek||US$ 1700 - US$ 2499|
|Luxury Trek||US$ 2500 - US$ 3600|
|Guide and Porter Service||US$ 880 - US$ 1150|
|Guide Service||US$ 550 - US$ 725|
|Porter Service||US$ 325 - US$ 425|
EBC Trek Cost for Each Person (Calculation) (EBC Trek Cost Breakdown)
1. EBC trek cost of hiring a Porter & guide
Daily wages: $ 20 USD to $ 25 USD for a Porter. & $ 25 USD to $ 30 USD for a Guide.
2. EBC Trek Cost On Accommodation
EBC Trek Cost breakdown in the Accommodation: A. $ 35 to $ 40 USD for two people at Kathmandu Hotel. $ 10 to $ 15 USD in the Mountains for each night for two people.
3. EBC Trek Cost For Domestic Flight, Ticket & Sagarmatha National Park Permit
Will offer $ 190 USD to $ 200 USD for each person for each Way (Kathmandu to Lukla Flight). This cost already included Airport pick up and drop. There we have to prepare $ 20 USD for the Khumbu entrance fee & $ 30 USD for the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park permit for EBC Trek.
4. Everest Link Wifi & Battery Charging:
During the EBC trek, there is $ 5 USD to $ 8 USD for Everest Link WiFi card & $ 2 USD to $ 4 USD per hour for mobile charging.
5. EBC Trek Cost For Meals & Drinks:
We need to prepare $ 25 USD to $ 30 USD for (Breakfast, Lunch and dinners) for each person for Each day & $ 10 to $ 30 USD for soft and hard drinks.
Regarding the Everest base camp trek cost, We are a local travel operator, and local travel agency/company (Nepal Himalayas Trekking) offering such following ways for travelers.
We Nepal Himalayas Trekking company offering $ 50 USD for Airport pick up and drop for 4 times. 2 times for International pick up & drop and 2 times for domestic Airport drop & pick up for the Everest base camp trek in Nepal.
We are offering $ 80 USD to $ 100 USD for accommodation at Kathmandu for 2 nights, which are arrival day from your country & from Lukla Airport. The hotel should be 2 to 3-star category. If you would like to stay at a 4/5 star hotel and then cost will be extra. Kathmandu is a main city or get way city to fly Lukla for this Everest base camp trek in Nepal.
For Everest base camp trek, need to fly to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. For this round trip flight tickets we offered $ 400 USD. Sometimes flight cost will increase & decrease in the basis of international fuel cost.
We, a local operator able to make a Everest base camp trek permit. For this trek permit we are charging $ 50 USD for each person. Where will get Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) National park entry tickets & khumbu region entry ticket. We can breakdown it as a $ 20 USD for Khumbu region entrance fee & rest of $ 30 USD for Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) National park permit fee.
During Everest base camp trek, there are different types of tea houses for accommodation. Nowadays there is possible to stay better than Kathmandu valley too. So Mainly Everest base camp trek accommodation cost breakdown from $ 10 USD to $ 100 USD for each person for each night.
Most of the tourist doing this trek with International tour operator, Local tour operator and some local Guide & porters. But we have seen some travelers are doing alone too. At that time travelers faced lots of problems like altitude sickness, lack of communication, lead wrong way and so on. Although we have found some adlut are doing alone . And they are spending from $ 1190 USD to $ 1390 USD for round trip flight tickets, Mountain accommodation, necessary trekking permit, meals , drinks and many more others. But We Nepal Himalayas Trekking always suggest better to go with the help of some trekking agency of Nepal.
Of course, the cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek will also depend on your choice of accommodation and transportation. If you choose to stay in basic guesthouses and use public transportation, you can expect to spend less than if you opt for luxury lodges and private vehicles.
Also, it's important to factor in the cost of permits and fees when budgeting for your Everest Base Camp Trek. The Sagarmatha National Park permit, which is required for all trekkers, costs $30, while the TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System), which is also required, costs $20. You may also need to pay an additional fee for your guide and porter, depending on the company you use.
Normally, There are two way of Everest base camp trek cost for all travelers. They have to know before to make a plan for this trek in Nepal. Different country's tourist better to figure out such following way for Everest base camp trek cost in Nepal. We Nepal Himalayas Trekking company also want to suggest such way in Nepal.
- International flight cost to travel in Nepal.
- Nepali Visa cost for 30 days, 45 days, 90 Days & more than this.
- Travel Insurence cost for Everest base camp trek.
- Personal some special trekking gears cost from your country.
- Transport cost to pick up & drop (International & Domestic).
- Accommodation cost in a city.
- All necessary Everest base camp trek permit cost
- Kathmandu heritage tour cost
- Domestic flight cost, Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight cost.
- Guide & porter cost for Everest base camp trek.
- Meals / Foods cost in a City & in the mountains during your Everest trek.
- Personal trekking gear cost from Nepali trekking shop.
- Tipping Cost to Guide , Porters, Driver, resturant, Hotel.
- Personal expenses cost like visit to Bar for drink, battery charge, Shower, Wi Fi in mountains & Some donation cost if you like.
Nowadays this Everest base camp trek for Indian or Everest base camp trek cost for Indian package is most demanding for Indian travelers. For Indian tourist, this Everest base camp trek package is quite cheaper than European & USA tourist because of SAARC Countries. Because of SAARC countries, Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight cost also cheaper than other tourist. Regarding the Sagarmatha National park permit cost also little less than western tourists. We have found Indian tourists are very interesting to do Everest base camp trek in Nepal. Because of neighborhood, Indian tourists feeling very comfort to travel to Nepal for Everest base camp trek. Regarding the Everest base camp trek cost, We Nepal Himalayas Trekking offering quite less and reasonable cost for Indian tourist. Normally Indian Tourists are able to book this Everest base camp trek with $ 1350 USD or with INR 106000.
Nowadays, some trekkers want to do combine Everest base camp trek. Where will get round trip (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu) flight by plane, 9 to 10 days hiking in Everest region, which hike starts from Lukla to Gorakhshep to Everest base camp to Gorakhshep and want to take a Everest helicopter tour to Lukla or Kathmandu directly. They love to such great combine trek in Everest region because of short duration in Nepal or because of to make a Everest base camp luxury trek. Normally we have found two different cost for two different way for Everest base camp trek cost with helicopter return tour.
For this option, we Nepal Himalayas Trekking company offering from $ 2190 USD to 2590 USD for each person. Where will get Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu by airline flight, 9 to 10 days trek & helicopter return tour to Lukla services.
For this option, we Nepal Himalayas Trekking agency offering from $ 4990 USD to $ 5890 USD for each person. Where will get one way Kathmandu to Lukla flight by plane, 9 to 10 days hiking in beautiful village of the Everest region and helicopter return tour to Kathmandu services.
There are several costs associated with the Everest Base Camp trek. Below is an estimate of the costs that different luxury and mid-range companies use. This will give you a better understanding of what your trekking excursion may cost.
The Everest Base Camp Trek begins in Kathmandu, and the total cost of traveling to/from Nepal includes airport transfers, hotel accommodation, and additional excursions if you want to see Kathmandu city.
You can save money on your journey by selecting low-cost (10$ bed economic) to five-star luxury Marriott or Heritage hotels, which will set you back about US$450 per night.
If you want to take a day trip on your free day, plan to spend between US$60 and US$120. This will cover the cost of the services you select.
The journey between Kathmandu and Lukla takes approximately 45 minutes, which costs around $360 to $380 per individual. In fact, flying from Kathmandu to Lukla is the finest approach to begin your journey. A round-trip flight for employees costs $100 per person.
Domestic airfares are limited to 10 kg of luggage. You may leave your unwanted goods in the hotel in Kathmandu instead of taking them with you on this trip.
A visa is required to enter Nepal unless you are a national of one of the countries that does not require one. A visa can be obtained upon arrival at the international airport in Kathmandu and from other Nepalese consulates outside the country.
The fee for a Nepal visa is as follows:
You will need two permits while you are on your journey to Everest Base Camp. The first will be a Sagarmatha National Park entrance pass. The second will be a Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry pass.
The Solukhumbu regional fee is $20 per person. You can pay this fee in Lukla or Monjo. The National Park admission ticket costs around $30 and includes 13% VAT. You can get this ticket in Kathmandu or Monjo.
The Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card was phased out in 2020 in favor of the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance permit.
There is a wide range of prices for places to stay when you visit the Himalayas. Inexpensive teahouses cost around $3 per person per night, while more comfortable lodges and resorts can be much more expensive, costing up to $10 per person per night.
The teahouses have two beds, a cushion, and a shared lavatory. The dining room is usually large so you can have dinner and relax with other hikers. There is a fireplace in the dining area to warm the whole room during dinner time.
There are some additional expenditures that you may incur during your stay.
Unless you are paying for an en-suite room, hot showers do not come gratis. A hot shower might cost anything from $2 to $6. Although a typical electric blanket or electric heater costs around $20 per night, it is possible that none of your accommodations have them.
Charging your phone or other device at a battery charging station usually costs between $2 and $6 per hour. If you need to charge your phone for longer, it might be cheaper to buy a power bank instead.
It's possible that free WiFi won't be accessible at all lodgings. In the mountains, internet costs between $2 and $5 per hour, but the connection is very sluggish.
The cost of food and water can vary depending on where you are. The higher up you go, the more it will cost. However, you will find that as you go higher, there are more places to buy food and drinks at a lower price.
The most common meal along the route is Dal Bhaat. This meal is heavy in carbohydrates. The start of the trek costs between $5 and $12 at Gorak Shep, depending on where you are starting out.
Bottled water is taxed like other drinks. A liter of bottled water will cost you $1, but it could be as much as $4. On average, people spend around $30-$40 per person on food and drinks each day.
While trekking in Nepal, having a guide and porter is usually quite beneficial. First and foremost, they'll speak the local language and be familiar with the teahouse owners. They will provide you with lots of information on the route to add to your trekking adventure.
The average guide cost ranges from $30 to $35 per day, while a porter costs between $20 and $25 per day. A single porter can carry 20 kgs of luggage. The top guides may charge up to $50 and more each day. This is how much it would cost to have a guide with you each day.
The cost of trekking insurance for a hike that is over 6,000 meters high usually costs around $150 for a 30-day period. The cost, however, will vary depending on your age, nationality, and the length of your hike.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a difficult and dangerous task, even for experienced trekkers. The high altitude and harsh cold can cause problems for people, so anything might happen during the trek. If you need medical treatment, you may be flown out on a helicopter to a hospital.
You will need to buy a comprehensive insurance policy that covers all of your activities while you are in Nepal.
If you're planning to go on a trek in the Himalayas, make sure to bring the right equipment and belongings with you. This will help make your trek safer and more enjoyable.
Down Jacket – US $50 to US $80 per piece
Warm fleece set – US $20 to US $40 per set
Hiking shirt – US 15 to US $20
Hiking short – US $20 to US $25
Trekking pants – US $30 to US $50
Trekking socks – US $2 to US $6 per pair
Thermal set – US $10 to US $30 per set
Warm hat – US $4 to US $10
Windproof gloves – US $10 to US $20 per pair
Sleeping Bag – US $60 to US $90
Daypack (25L to 35L) – US $30 to US $50
Backpack (55L to 65L) – US $50 to US $80
Trekking Stick – US $10 to US $60
Sunglasses – US $5 to US $20
Headlight – US $15 to US $50
Water bottle – US $5 to US $20
Similarly, the Everest Base Camp Trek cost varies according to the agencies I.e, international travel agency cost much higher than the local travel agencies.
Here is some detailed cost as per the international and local travel agencies.
Average cost with the International Agency: A 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek package tour with an international agency, which costs starts from $1700 depending on the provider, begins with a day at Phakding.
Average cost with the Local Agency: The average cost of a 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek package tour with a local agency is $1600.
1. Namche Bazaar: Namche has a fixed price of NPR 500 for two people, with a hot gas shower and free internet access. There is no charge for charging devices or using the wifi.
2. Tengboche: NPR 500 per stay at the Himalayan Guesthouse
3. Dingboche: We stayed at the Himalayan Culture Home for two nights. The room cost NPR 500, and the wifi was NPR 800 (1gig). Unfortunately, the pipes were frozen so we couldn't take hot showers. We had to take bucket showers instead.
4. Lobuche: The new EBC Guest House, located at Lobuche, has a set rate of NPR 700 per room (one to three persons) with a one-hour charge of NPR 200 and a shower costing NPR 700.
5. Gorakshep: Himalaya Lodge – There was no cost for the room and I had a nice hot shower for 1000 NPR
6. Phortse: NPR 250 per room at Thamserku View Lodge, NPR 300 for a bucket shower, and NPR 500 for a bathtub.
11. Cost of the foods in Everest Base Camp Trek
Value Added Tax, is a type of general consumption tax levied on the price of goods and services at every value-added point of sale. The Government of Nepal collects 13% VAT from all Everest Base Camp trekking operators.
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Our adventure specialists are just a phone call away! If you add up all the above costs, you can safely calculate how much an expedition to Everest Base Camp will cost you. The overall amount is really easy to afford compared to the ridiculously expensive labels offered by the big names in adventure industry. In fact, it's time to ask yourself why some reputable companies charge exorbitant prices. Take a look at the facts of the current adventure market offered by various operators around the world and find out why Nepal Himalayas Trekking charges thousands of dollars less than luxury operators and far more than budget operators.
We discovered that the food is extremely similar in all tea houses, with the exception that it costs more on Mount Everest. The price of meals from Lukla to Dingboche was comparable; however, items began to get significantly more expensive as porters and mules were necessary to carry supplies up the mountain.
Breakfast (2 egg omelette, muesli porridge)
Namche Bazaar (3440m) – Avg. NRP 500
Lobuche (4930m) Avg. NRP 550
Gorakshep (5180m) Avg. NRP 600
Lunch/dinner (spaghetti, fried rice, spring roll, momo etc.)
Namche Bazaar (3440m) – Avg. NRP 550
Lobuche (4930m) Avg. NRP 800
Gorakshep (5180m) Avg. NRP 850
Namche Bazaar (3440m) – Avg. NRP 700
Lobuche (4930m) Avg. NRP 850
Gorakshep (5180m) Avg. NRP 850
Hot water ( NRP 100 to NRP 120)
Trekking itinerary is also one of the great factor or top reason to determined any trek cost in the Nepal. So in the Everest reason, Everest base camp trek cost also belongs to this trekking itinerary. And Everest base camp trek itinerary depends on main tour operator & travelers. Because of longest and shortest Everest base camp trek itinerary always breakdown of Everest base camp trek cost. Everest base camp trek itinerary classify in the term of Standard & Luxury option. And for sure there is different level of Everest base camp trek cost in the way of Luxury & Standard option. Here is some detailed breakdown of Everest base camp trek cost in the basis of different Everest base camp trek itinerary.
Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu and Pre-trip meeting
Day 2:Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Trek to Phakding (2700m.) 30 min flight and 3 hours trek.
Day 3:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) 5-6 hours.
Day 4:Acclimatization in Namche (3440m.)
Day 5:Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860m.) 5 hours.
Day 6:Trek to Dingboche (4350m.) 5.30 hours.
Day 7:Acclimatization in Dingboche.
Day 8:Trek to Lobuche (4910m.) 5 hours.
Day 9:Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then back to Gorak Shep (5180m.). 8 hours.
Day 10:Hike up to Kala pattar (5545m.) early in the morning and trek down to Pheriche (4120m.). 7 hours
Day 11:Trek to Namche (3440 meters) 4 hrs.
Day 12:Trek to Lukla (2840m.) 7 hours.
Day 13:Morning flight back to Kathmandu. 30 minutes.
Day 14:Final Departure.
Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840 m/9,318 ft.) & trek to Phakding (2,623 m/8,605 ft.) 5-6 hrs.
Day 2: Trek from Phakding to Namche bazaar (3,440 m/11,286 ft). Trek hour: 6-7 hrs.
Day 3: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar and excursion ,and Syangboche (3,880 m/12,726 ft.) 2-3 hrs.
Day 4: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche/Debuche (3,867 m/12,686 ft.) 5-6 hrs.
Day 5: Trek from Tengboche/Debuche to Dingboche (4,350 m/14,272 ft.) 5-6 hrs.
Day 6: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion to Nakarsang Hill 5100m/16732ft. 3-4 hrs.
Day 7: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930 m/16,170 ft.) 5-6 hrs. Walking Distance: 9 km
Day 8:Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961 ft.) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft.) and back to Gorak Shep. 6-8 hrs.
Day 9: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kalapatthar (5,545 m/18,192 ft.) 2-3 hrs. & Helicopter fly back to Lukla (2,804 m/9,200 ft.)
Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,320 m/4,330 ft.) 35 min. and Departure transfer.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude: Kathmandu – 1300m/4265ft
Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla (Flight) and trek to Phakding
Maximum Altitude: Phakding – 2651m/8697ft
Trek Duration: 4 hours
Day 3: Phakding to Namche
Maximum Altitude: Namche - 3440m/11286ft
Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Day 4: Acclimatization Day in Namche
Maximum Altitude: Namche - 3700m/12139ft
Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Day 5: Namche to Tengboche
Maximum Altitude: Tengboche - 3956m/12979ft
Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche
Maximum Altitude: Dingboche - 4380m/14370ft
Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Day 7: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche
Maximum Altitude: Dingboche - 4380m/14370ft
Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche
Maximum Altitude: Lobuche - 4938m/16200ft
Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Day 9: Lobuche to Gorakshep
Maximum Altitude: Gorakshep - 5160m/16929ft
Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Day 10: Gorakshep to Pheriche (Morning Hike to EBC)
Maximum Altitude: Pheriche - 4371m/14340ft
Trek Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche
Maximum Altitude: Namche - 3440m/11286ft
Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Day 12: Namche to Lukla
Maximum Altitude: Lukla - 2860m/9383ft
Trek Duration: 7 hours
Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu (Flight)
Flight Duration: 35-40 Minutes
Day 14: Departure Day
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Can I Rent the trekking essentials?
Hikers who visit Nepal for a trek can rent or purchase the items they need. However, renting the trekking gear is preferable to purchasing it since it is more convenient and less expensive.
There are several local shops in Thamel that rent out all of the necessary hiking gear. In addition to renting tents and trekking poles, some may even provide free food for those planning on trekking solo.
Are there ATMs on trekking routes?
The last ATMs service you can get during the EBC trek is at Namche Bazaar. After that, there is no ATMs services.
How to save money on EBC trek?
· Renting trekking equipments in Nepal
· Sharing rooms in lodges and teahouses
· Carry a power bank to save extra money to charge your devices
· Trekking off-seasons for the lower permit prices
Your trek to Everest Base Camp’s cost will depend on your type of trek, the route you choose, the time spent on the trail and the season you trek.
This post we provide a breakdown of the cost of the EBC trek, including the costs of a tour, your crew and totally independent trekker.
What is the cost of an Everest Base Camp Trek?
You can expect to pay anywhere from $1000 to several thousand dollars for the Everest Base Camp trek. This is an average budget price for the trek in various styles, as described in this article.
Due to the high cost of transportation (a return flight Kathmandu-Lukla) the Everest Base Camp trek is more expensive than other popular hiking routes in Nepal like the Annapurna Circuit trek or the Annapurna Base Camp trek.
There are many ways to trek to Everest Base Camp.
Cost of your trek will depend on how you trek and the people you hire. You have the option of booking a package tour with an agency that organizes everything for you, or hiring your own guides and porters. No matter which route you choose, the food and facilities along the trek will be the same. Everyone stays in the same tea house in every village.
An agency can organize a tour for you if you’re not alone and don’t feel confident about trekking unassisted. This is a safer, more cost-effective option but it can be less time-consuming.
It is cheaper to hire a local guide or porter than to go on a tour. It is simple to find porters or guides in Kathmandu. Simply go to any local agency and they will help you organize the staff.
It is easy to do it yourself. You only need to book your plane, bus, or jeep ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is easy to follow a clear route; everyone stays in the same small “towns”, with many teahouses, so it is not necessary that you book anything.
You must decide whether you want to book your tour at the airport through a local agency, or if you prefer to book a package tour through an online agency. Many of the local and international companies use the same porters and guides. This means that even if you are booking a tour through an international agency, you will still be supporting the local community. Just make sure you only use ethical companies and pay proper wages. Trust is key to your safety, so make sure you only give your money to a company that you can trust. A reputable agency will give you an assurance of safety and professional service.
A Package Trekking with a Local Agency: What is the Cost?
It is great to use a local agency because all proceeds go to the community. For a 14-day all-inclusive tour Kathmandu Everest Base Camp – Kathmandu, the average price was $1600 (USD). This included return flights Kathamandu to Lukla, porter, guides, permits, accommodation and food.
There were some agencies that offered luxury ($2000) or budget ($1390] tours. You will have luxury accommodation in Kathmandu and Lukla as well as Namche Bazaar and TengBoche. The meals will be more expensive, but the rest of your tour will be similar.
Package tours are generally cheaper if there are more people. Although organizing your own trek with guides or porters sounds expensive, it is actually an affordable way to trek. Solo hikers often hire a guide who doubles up as a company. It is often cheaper to hire a guide for a group of trekkers, making it more affordable. To help with your luggage, you can hire a porter. Two trekkers can share a porter, as a porter can hold up to 25kg.
If you want to hire your own staff for trekking from Kathmandu, it cost you more.
Although you may be approached by guides or touts in Kathmandu by these people, it is safer to go to a local agency. You will have someone to call if you run into problems. Your guide cannot disappear.
While some agencies in Kathmandu arrange for you to meet your guide in Lukla, others prefer that you send a guide from Kathmandu. In this case, you’ll have to pay the guide’s flight. However, citizens of Nepal fly at a lower price of $100 for their return flight. Your guide need to be paid less for food and accommodation. They can get it at a very low price at the teahouse or free for you to bring them.
I recommend you speak with your guide before you go. Make sure you check his English proficiency, trust him, and how you get along.
You should ensure that you use a registered guide with insurance.
Cost of organizing an EBC guide in Kathmandu
Guide from Kathmandu: $130 (flight + 13 days x $30 + 10% tip = $570
A guide costs between $25 and $30 per day. You are permitted to share a guide. A guide should not be used for more than four people. Some companies may require that you hire assistant guide to guide larger groups.
Cost of organizing an EBC Trek guide in Lukla
Hire a Lukla guide for 13 days at $30 + 10% tip = $440
Guides cost $25-30 per day, which is the same price as in Kathmandu. You can get a guide in Lukla, or later in the trek. Although this is a benefit, you won’t have to pay for the flight. However, you won’t know anything about the guide without references. You can arrange a guide through several agencies in Lukla or Namche Bazaar.
Guides cannot carry luggage, so you’ll need to hire a porter. Porters typically charge $20- $25 per day to carry 25kg. Some porters will charge $25 for luggage for two people. You don’t have to hire porters to Lukla if you work through a Kathmandu agency. They will arrange for porters who can meet you at Lukla. If you decide to do the trek alone and need a porter, it is possible to find one in Namche Bazaar.
Our detailed EBC packing list contains all the gear and clothing needed to hike Everest Base Camp.
The cost of accommodation for 11 days trekking is nearly $7-$15 per day. It’s not including wifi and shower. If you dine in the teahouse where you’re staying, accommodation costs are much less than if you stay there. The tea houses make their money by selling food and not lodging.
Most of the teahouses have the similar food menu. The food prices are very similar from Lukla to Namche. From Tengboche, all items became significantly more costly as porters and yaks had to transport the food up the mountain. In general, you need to spend US$ 20 to $30 per day for food during the trek.
Tap water is not safe to drink while hiking to EBC. Bottles of water are expensive. It is better to use water purification tablets to reduce the cost and save the environment. Normally one liter of water can cost between NRP 100 to NPR 400.
Hiking Everest Base Camp Independent
You can save money by trekking independently for Everest but we do not recommend this. You will be on high risk if you trek alone. However an independent trek to Everest Base Camp Kathmandu to Kathmandu cost about $650 Per Person including permit, flights and food/accommodation.
Everest Base Camp Trekking Permit Cost
Three permits are required to hike to Everest Base Camp .
Local permit at Lukla (Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality entrance permit) for NPR2000
National park permit – NPR 3000 (Sagarmatha national park entry permit) available in Kathmandu and Monjo.
TIMS card: NPR. 2000 for individual and NRP 1000 by agency
It is a good idea to get both permits while you are trekking. It is easy and practically impossible to miss any checkpoints, so make sure you have enough cash.
Round trip flights (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu) cost $320 each. Lukla flights are best to book morning flights as flights from Lukla can be canceled very quickly due to wind. The flight is about 50 minutes one way.
You can fly by helicopter between Kathmandu, Nepal and Lukla. It will cost approximately $2500 for one-way. A helicopter can be divided between five people. If you’re lucky enough to be in the right time, helicopters can often offer amazing deals.
Everest Base Camp journey is in every mountaineer’s pail list, utmost Nepali pedestrians haven't traveled in the region. The main reason that holds Nepalese back is the attainability of Lukla flight tickets. Except for breakouts, we also have the print of locals prioritizing nonnatives over Nepalese.
But over the times, a lot has changed in the region. The locals wholeheartedly drink the Nepali pedestrians, and the inflow of Nepali pedestrians has also been adding. While breakouts may feel like a problem, there are a number of smart ways in which you can do Everest Base Camp journey
During the peak touring seasons (March-May and October-November), the breakouts reroute from Manthali Airport these days. The number of listed breakouts are also high. So if you choose the first or last quarter of these seasons, you have a good chance of getting flight tickets indeed if it’s for latterly in the morning.
The months of December and January, early June, and late September see veritably many nonnatives in the Everest region. The visibility is great, and the inflow of pedestrians is low. So you have the possibility of flying into Lukla.
Still, you can fluently take the alternate routes to Lukla, If you do n’t want to take the hassle of breakouts and have some redundant days in hand. It includes hiking your way through Jiri or Salleri (or Kharikhola).
Trekking with inside the Everest area isn't as costly because it sounds. The neighborhood authorities had enforced a nominal room price for all places, that is identical for all. Apart from that, numerous elements make this trek less expensive for Nepalese. Flights– Even eleven, though reserving a flight is difficult, the Airfare for Nepalese is much less than 1/2 off than that of foreigners. It reduces your journey price significantly (price is stated below). Permits-Nepalese most effective want the ‘Sagarmatha National Park’ allow to trek with inside the Everest area. This allows will cowl all the routes, which includes Gokyo and Three Passes trek. While the price of lets in quantities to NPR. 5390 for foreigners, Nepalese spend most effective NPR 100+13% VAT. If you're visiting through Jiri, you may need to pay a further hundred dollars for the Gaurishankar National Park Permit. Food and Drinks– Although the costs are constant at the menu, resorts and neighborhood eateries provide a few bargain at the menu fee to Nepalese. Other amenities– Hotels, withinside the decrease sections like Lukla, Phakding, and Monjo, provide reductions on battery charging and warm water. Additionally, you may keep cash at the Internet via way of means of the usage of the Ncell facts pack (works as much as Pangboche) and NTC (works nice in Gorakshep).
There are real dangers when hiking high altitudes in remote areas. It is quite common to get altitude sickness and emergency evacuation may be required. This is rare. Because there are no roads up the mountain, evacuation in Nepal can be expensive. The cost of emergency evacuation by helicopter is approximately $3500. Standard travel insurance does not cover high altitude trekking. Request a quote for World Nomads Nepal hiking insurance that covers you up to 6000m. This means you will be covered at Everest Base Camp at 5364m.
It’s easy to obtain a quote online and it’s not expensive if you are only covered for the duration of your trek.
Everest base camp trek cost depends on many factors. Guides, porters, accommodation, food, flights, insurance and personal expenses are the collections of total cost of Everest trekking cost. Trek to Everest Base Camp cost will depend on your type of trek, the route you choose, the time spent on the trail and the season you trek.
- Trip: Always Customizable
- Trip Duration: 12 to 15 Days.
- Trip Type: Kind of Adventure, Trekking / Hiking / Climbing.
- Trip Best Season: March to May in spring time & September to December in Autumn time.
- Trip Operator: Nepal Himalayas Trekking Pvt. Ltd
- Trip Accommodation: 3 Star Category Hotel at city & Guest house or tea house in mountains during trekking.
- Trip Transport: Private vehicle & Flight.
- Trip Age Range: Above than 6/7 years.
- Tour / Trip Option: Private & Group both.
- Tour Availability: 365 days in a year, 30 days in a month & 7 days in a week. But March to May & September to December are the best time to do Everest base camp trek.
- Tour class: Budget, Standard & Luxury.
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