Everest Base Camp Budget Trek

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Everest Base Camp Budget Trek
  • Duration15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5545 M
  • Group Size 20
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
Everest Base Camp Budget Trek Highlights
  • Scenic flight from kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Touring around beautiful village of Namche.
  • Exploring the UNESCO World Heritage listed site, Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Devine forest of colorful rhododendron.
  • Experience the religious and spiritual buddhists flags, stupas, prayers wheels etc.
  • Excellent mountain viewpoints hotels and cafe.
  • Khumbu region largest monastery Tengboche monastery.
  • Kalapathar, the best viewpoint in Nepal
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Great hospitality from local people.
  • Authentic foods and drinks.

Trekking to the World Highest mountain doesn't always cost expensive. Everest Base Camp Trek is among the highest altitude trekking routes in the world and one of the most popular treks in Nepal.  Everest Base Camp Budget Trek is specially designed to those travelers who wants to experiences the Everest Region fullest in affordable and limited budget.

Adventure lovers and travelers all around the world dream of trekking to Everest Base Camp. And they prefer to travel in a tight budget. For those, Nepal Everest Base Camp offers affordable Everest Base Camp Budget Trek package satisfying the trekker’s dream with minimum cost. It is a inexpensive version of “ 14 days Everest Base Camp budget  Trek “.

Basically, Everest Base Camp Budget Trekking usually follows the same routes as Everest Base Camp Trek. The only difference is, it costs low and affordable. This package offers covers amazing destination of Everest Region which includes Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Namche Bazar (largest sherpa village), Tengboche monastery, dramatic mountains views and sceneries and many more.

Hiking hours a day to steepy hills, crossing the alluring and lustrous rhododendron forest and enjoying the heart melting views of mountains peaks. Trekkers can view the 360 degree image of himalayan ranges surrounding them which includes Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam and more.

Exploring the beautiful village of Sherpa people called Namche Bazar which is the largest Sherpa inhabitants in Nepal. Feel the religious Buddhists flags, prayers wheels and ongoing chanting of Buddhist people and monks throughout the trails. Early morning hike to wonderful viewpoints like Everest View Hotel, Kalapathar, etc, to have a glimpse of sun rising through the mountains and liting up the entire Everest region. These viewpoints are considered “Best Sunrise Viewpoints in Nepal”.

Budget Everest Base Camp Trek usually starts from a pleasuring flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which is a 30 minutes trip. The flight in itself offers beautiful scenery of hilly region of Nepal that includes tropical forest, lakes and rivers, small villages and more. Immediately after landing on Lukla, you will meet your guide who will guide you to the ultimate destination i.e. Everest Base Camp. Facilitates with porters to carry heavy bags so you can enjoy the scenery in relax.

A day hike to the capital of Khumbu region, Namche (the largest settlements of Sherpa people) incorporates beautiful viewpoint cafe and hotels, tea shops, local markets and mainly the wide picture of Himalayan ranges. The highly facilitated and crowded area of Khumbu district. After acclimatization at Namche, hike starts to one of the largest monasteries of this districts i.e. Tengboche gumba or monastery.

Tour around the local sherpa villages, cheese factory and tasting the famous Tibetan butter milk tea enjoying the views of Everest with other higher peaks too. Kalapathar, the highest point on Everest Base Camp budget Trek is the best sunrise viewpoints in Nepal which shows the 360 degree of entire Himalayan ranges which is even not visible from Base Camp. One speciality of Everest Base Camp budget trek is that it includes this wonderful spot on its Everest Base Camp budget Trek Itinerary. So, trekkers experience their one in a lifetime view of sunrise from Kalapathar viewpoint including background mountains views in 360 degrees.

Trekkers doing Everest base camp budget trek can experience all these features at low costs. The vary package can be extended to Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Gokyo Trek which tours around Gokyo valley and one of the 3 High Passes.  Everest Base Camp Trek costs details are listed below with full costs includes and excludes information.


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Everest Base Camp Budget Trek Itinerary

Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02:Fly from capital city Kathmandu to Lukla & hike to Phakding (2700 m)
  • Day 03:Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440 m)
  • Day 04:Acclimatization at Namche.  (3880 M)
  • Day 05:Namche to Tengboche (3860 m)
  • Day 06:Tengboche to Dingboche (4350 m)
  • Day 07:Acclimatization day in Dingboche
  • Day 08:Dingboche to Lobuche (4910 m)
  • Day 09:Lobuche - Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp (5365 m) and back to Gorak Shep (5180m)
  • Day 10:Early morning hike to Kalapathar (5545 m) and trek to Pheriche (4358 m)
  • Day 11:Pheriche to Namche trek
  • Day 12:Namche to Lukla trek
  • Day 13:Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla
  • Day 14:Final Depature.

You will arrive in Kathmandu(Nepal) and transfer to the hotel. after arriving at the hotel you will be meeting with our team and talking about your trip and preparing for your Everest trip.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1300 M
  • Time:30-40 min Drive to Hotel

Early morning flight to Lukla from Kathmandu valley. The flight is 30 minutes with wonderful scenery of mountain peaks including Mt. Everest. Treks begin from Lukla with a short hike to Phakding. Explore the surrounding or relax at Hotel after reaching Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2610 M
  • Time:30 min Fly and 3 Hours Walking

We take a steep walk to Namche crossing the first suspension bridge over Dudh Kosi river. This day we cross multiple suspension bridges and reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National park (a UNESCO World Heritage site). One the way to Namche, we encounter beautiful rhododendron forest. Explore the beautiful village of Namche with night stay..

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3440 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours Walking

One day hike break for acclimatization before heading to higher altitudes. This day trekkers tour the beautiful local markets, museums and nearby villages. Flourished with high standard hotels, cafe, tea house, bakery etc. Enjoy the day with authentic cuisine with magnificent view of himalayas.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3880 M
  • Time:2 hours Walk for hiking

Today we head towards the Tengboche leaving Namche, hiking down and again  walk steep up the hill after crossing the Dudh Kosi river suspension bridge and passing through the rhododendron forest. After a short hike, we reach the largest buddhist monastery of this region, Tengboche monastery. Overnight at Tengboche after exploring the monastery and nearby village.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:3880 M
  • Time:5-6 hours Walk

Today's target is Dingboche. We cross multiple suspension bridges over Imja River and climb steeply up to the village of Dingboche. As enough time is left, explore the nearby areas and finally night stay at Dingboche Lodge.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:4350 M
  • Time:5-6 hours Walk

Since Dingboche lies above 4000 m, acclimatization is essential. Spend the entire day touring nearby areas like Chhukung RI, stupas, and wonderful scenery of mountains. Prepare for the next day's hike.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4350 M
  • Time:1-2 Hours Hike

The very day, we cross bridges over stream, enjoying the views from Tokla Pass and reaching the Khumbu glacier which is a highest altitude glacier in the world. Finally, reaching Lobuche and overnight there.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4910 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours Walk

Today target is reaching our final destination Everest Base Camp. We hike towards Gorak Shep crossing Khumbu and Lobuche glacier. And leaving the bags and luggage at Gorak Shep lodge, we head to our ultimate spot i.e EBC. The trails to EBC is quite rocky, slippery and difficult to walk. Everest Base Camp Trek ends here. This region is quite crowded during peak season. Colorful religious flags, mighty Everest right in front of eyes provides unbelievable experience. After that, we head to Gorak Shep for night stay.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:5365 M
  • Time:7-8 Hours Walk

Everest Base Camp doesn’t offer full view of Mt.Everest. So we hike to kalapathar, which is the highest point of this trek and also the best viewpoint. Early morning hikers climb the black mountain to have a glimpse of sunrise and breathtaking views which EBC lacks. After kalapathar, we head to Pheriche and overnight here.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:5545 M
  • Time:7-8 Hours Walk

Leaving Pheriche, we walk downhill crossing the Imja river bridge and a steep walk to Tengboche passing the rhododendron forest, and crossing the Dudh Kosi river bridges we get back to Namche. Enjoy authentic foods at Namche with attractive scenery in the background. Overnight at Namche.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3440 M
  • Time:6-7 Hours Walk

Walking down the Namche hill, we cross multiple dudh kosi river suspension bridges, passing through the exit of Sagarmatha National Park and many other sherpa villages, chortens and finally reach the Lukla. Overnight at Lukla

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2800 M
  • Time:7-8 hours walk

This day we leave Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu Valley and are escorted back to your hotels.

  • Accommodation:Hotel,
  • Meals:Breakfast,
  • Max Altitude:1300 M
  • Time:30-minute flight

One of our staff will drop you back to the airport for your final Departure. 

  • Meals:Breakfast,
  • Time:30 min Drive
Cost Details
What is Included
  • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking.
  • Two nights Accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
  •  Trekking Guide and a proter (Sharing by two clients) with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
  •  Flight ticket for guide Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  •  Flight ticket for Clients Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  •  First Aid kit.
  •  Trekking permit (National park fee).
  •  Tims card (Trekking information management system) as like a permit.
  •  Free Company's duffel bag.
  •  All needed official fee.
What is not Included
  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees (25 USD)
  • Extra potter during the trek. (if you will need individual potter)
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 25 for 15 days you should get a visa open on your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, Porters, etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters
  • Extra hotel accommodation in Kathmandu due to any region. (early arrival, late departure, Early arrival due to any reason from mountains).
Good to Know

Everest base camp budget trek Accommodations and Food as well as meal 

your food is not included in your packages but accommodation is included. We also provide tasty and hygienic food and comfortable lodging in our Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 13 days. Throughout the trek, we have to supervise the meal schedule and provide you with local, sanitary cuisine. We have also recommended that you have as many local foods as possible. Dal Bhat is the traditional Nepali cuisine that provides you at a complete balanced diet of all the nutrition. Likewise, a Sherpa cuisine known as Syakpa which is a stew that helps you prevent altitude sickness with all the local ingredients. Likewise, items such as noodles, and a bakery can be consumed and can be found on the journey too.

In terms of lodging, we also books the lodges for the scheduled day before the trek begins, so you won't have to waste any time looking for rooms during the journey. Most lodges offer comfortable accommodations and modern amenities, however, in the end, in settlements such as Lobuche and Gorakshep, where lodges and tea houses are scarce, it is better to stay at sharing basis.

Everest base camp budget trek Difficulties

The difficulties for the budget Everest base camp trek are limited and moderate to say the least. The venture also overwhelming flights between Kathmandu and Lukla airports. Then the trail to EBC has the mixture of rough and steep sections. The terrain has many ascends and descends along rugged foothills. You have to walk through dense forests and high alpine pastures that go at glacial paths & moraines.

Altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness risk is always there during the trek at the Himalayas. The Everest base camp budget trek goes well above 5,500 meters and spends many days above 2,500 meters in summary


Everest Base Camp Budget Trek FAQs

  • Trekking requires lots of willpower, tolerance of harsh conditions and reasonable fitness, good health and physical condition. It is vital that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these known to the time of booking. But trekking is not the climbing trip so no needs any technical experience. 

  • There is no particular age limit for trekking in Nepal Himalaya at all. Anyone with outdoor attitude and passion for walking are fit for trekking. But, you are expected to have good physical fitness, positive attitude and endurance. Having said that additional requirements depend on the type and nature of treks you choose. 

  • Nepal is, undoubtedly, a naturally beautiful country that enjoys pleasant weather round the year. We have main two seasons for trekking. The best months are September, October & November during the Autumn season and March, April & May during the spring season are consider as the best seasons for attempting trekking, although we do have departures during some other months as well because we would like to offer some opportunities for some people who can not make their holidays during Spring and Autumn. The best months has been defined due to their nature of best visibility and best weather condition other then. 

  • The government of Nepal no longer requires a trekking permit for Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and some other regions; however, conservation permit or National park permits are required for these regions. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal, where trekking permits are required. Trekking permit is a special permission given to you by the Nepalese government to visit the restricted areas.

  • The duration of the trek depends on your interests and where you want to go. Generally, your trek can range from 6-7 days to month time or longer periods if you wish. Even the same trek can be done in a different duration for different trekkers depending on their wishes and interests on the route. 

  • In the Tea House trekking arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-Houses (Lodges) and lunches in local restaurants en-route. We will provide you with hygienic food prepared by our cook on the camping trek arrangements. Most of the cooks in the local teahouses are not well trained but have enough experience. If the group required our well-trained cooks with the crew even on the lodge trek we are more delighted to take with an additional cost.

  • In the trekking areas most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine for safe water. Make sure your water is boiled or treated with iodine. Iodine is 100% effective in killing water-borne bacteria. We strongly recommend however that you bring your own filter water bottle so that you will have convenient access to clean water at all times. And it will be possible to buy the bottle water also on the way.

  • Most of the trekking areas in Everest we get electricity. You can charge your camera batteries. 

  • Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that can occur during a trek. If an emergency occurs, professional help from a rescue organization will be needed. That is why every client should have their own emergency rescue and health insurance arranged before coming to Nepal. 

  • Altitude illness, AMS is a very unpredictable condition, but all of our guides are very experienced with the symptoms and treatment of AMS. Every time our guides are ready to help you. We do, however, strongly advise people with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before trekking.

  • That depends on the type of trek. Shorter treks at low altitudes can be done in running shoes while longer, more demanding treks at high altitudes require sturdy trekking or hiking boots. It is best to buy shoes and boots before arriving in Nepal, and to break them in before arriving for your trek. 

  • While you traveling Himalayan country this is most essential to know what to bring with you and what are the essential clothing and equipments during the travel. For evening/night/morning use clothes, Sun Hat, casual warm cloth for day use, some pairs of good quality shocks. Apart from above please bring- slippers, suntan-lotions and trekkers personal medication.   Regarding personal equipment you need to bring with you a pair of well broken trek Boot, sleeping bag, down-Jacket, pullovers, neck scarves, etc. 

  • There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from where you can make international calls. 

  • In the Tea House trekking arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-Houses (Lodges) and lunches in local Restaurants en-route. We will provide you hygienic food prepared by our cook on the camping trek arrangements. Most of the cooks in the local teahouses are not well trained but enough experienced. If the group required our well trained cooks with the crew even on the lodge trek we are more delighted to take with an additional cost.

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