Everest Base Camp Budget Trek

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USD $ 815 / per person

Trip Info

  • Duration

    12 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    5,545 m

  • Difficulty

    moderate

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Flight and Comfortable Drive

  • Region/Type

    Everest Khumbu Treks
  • Best Season:

    • Spring (Mar, Apr)
    • Summer (May,Jun)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Overview

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek is specially intended for those who wish to get the most out of the Everest Base Camp trip on a limited budget. Despite the fact that we label this journey as a budget trek, you will enjoy the same high-quality services and facilities as those on a regular trek. We allow you access to achieve your goal in real life for a small amount of money through Everest Base Camp Budget Trekking, which enables trekkers to enter into Mt. Everest Base Camp on a small budget and make the journey cheaper.

Our special Budget Everest Base Camp Trek is a cost-effective way to see the varied landscapes of the Everest Khumbu Region as well as gorgeous majestic mountain views, glacier moraines, rich biodiversity, spectacular and tranquil landscapes, charming Sherpa villages with their unique culture and way of life, lush green Rhododendron, pine and birch woodlands in the lower area and dwarf and shrubs vegetation with the altitude increment. 

You will pass through communities nestled beneath massive glaciers in this epic 12-day economic trip. The region is where old civilization collides with incredible natural beauty to create an aura of unique splendor in the planet's farthest reaches.

Furthermore, the breathtaking journey up to Kala Patthar (5,550 m), the trek's highest point is certain to capture your curiosity. The spectacular view is surrounded by the snowy walls of Mount Pumori, Ama Dablam, Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse.

In general, this Everest Base Camp Inexpensive Trip provides an introduction to Nepal's natural beauty and cultural heritage. If you have Everest Base Camp Trek on your bucket list and want a spectacular journey but don't want to spend a lot of money on extras, this is a fantastic option.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Budget Trek

  • An adventurous flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla
  • Observe religious and spiritual Buddhist flags, stupas, and prayer wheels, among other things
  • Stunning views of the Khumbu icefall and Khumbu glacier 
  • Experience and learn about Sherpa culture, their daily lifestyle, and customs
  • Exploring Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Hike to Kalapatthar for the stunning face to face views of the highest Mount Everest and other countless mountains
  • Discover the largest monastery in the Khumbu region
  • Budget Pricing, 12 Days (including Acclimitazion, Arrival, and Departure) 

Trek Difficulty

Because the Everest Base Camp Trek is essentially a long stroll at altitude, it does not require any technical training or mountaineering skills. Despite the fact that the trek is non-technical and accessible to anyone with some basic fitness, there are a few things to consider before embarking on the Everest Base Camp Budget Trek.

Length: Since you'll only be walking for 9 of the 12 days, you'll be traveling roughly 15 kilometers every day. However, the 15 kilometers each day will not be on a flat paved path. Instead, you'll be trekking over rocky and sometimes icy which will certainly slow you down.

Altitude: The most difficult component of the journey is altitude. Therefore we recommend consulting your doctor to confirm that you are on this journey. 

While you don't need to hire a personal trainer or quit your day job to get in shape for the trek, some gym time and longer treks will help you prepare for the mountainous climb up to Everest Base Camp.

Best time for Everest Base Camp Budget Trek

The Everest region is accessible all year, but the best for Everest Base Camp Budget Trek is in the spring and autumn. The weather is pleasant throughout the spring months (March to May), there are plenty of daylight hours, and you may view beautiful wildflowers and rhododendrons.

Trekkers who want to see the Himalayas in their best condition should go hiking in the autumn (September to November) because there is less rain, the skies are clear and magnificent, and you get fantastic views of the near horizon. This is a very popular time to go hiking there. Naturally, you are free to do whatever traveling you choose over the remaining months if wanted.

Nonetheless, the off-seasons i.e. monsoon and winter are a fantastic opportunity to get a more distinctive Everest Base Camp experience. The sky frequently clears up after you ascend above Namche Bazaar, even during the rain. During the winter, there will be relatively few people on the trail, and the villages and valleys will be lightly dusted with snow.

Trek Permits

The following permits are required and are managed by Himalayan Trekkers (included in the price).

  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: USD 30 for foreigners except for Indian citizenship holders
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit: 30 USD) for foreign Trekkers
  • TIMS USD 10

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

🕑 Airport Pickup

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

Upon your arrival at the airport, one of our representatives will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. We'll have a complete pre-trek briefing this evening to make sure you're ready for the walk. Then, you can take a short stroll around the streets and corners of the Thamel area and feel the vibrancy. 

Accommodation: Tourist/Travelers Standard Hotel

Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2800 m) & trek to Phakding (2650 m)

Early morning, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Lukla. This 45 minutes flight above the magnificent Himalayas is spectacular. We will meet our crew members in Lukla and start our trek towards Phakding along the edge of the Dudh Koshi River. We pass past camps, looking for mani stones, which are boulders inscribed with Buddhist inscriptions. Once we get to Phakding, we shall explore the area.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Max Altitude: 3,440 m

After breakfast, we leave Phakding and start our walk towards the Namche Bazaar, Khumbu Region’s primary trading village. Today, we cross many suspension bridges and reach Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) behind Monjo. From here, we will continue on our way to Jorsale village.
We will then pass Hillary's suspension bridge as we make our way through the lush pine forest. The trail offers us the amazing vistas of the Kwande peak, as well as Kusum Kanguru and Mt. Everest. You'll arrive at your overnight stay with time to purchase souvenirs or any extra gear you might need. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 4: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

🕑 1-2 hr hike

Max Altitude: 3,440 m

Today is separated to get acclimatized to the higher altitude. It's a good idea to go for a short acclimatization walk to assist your body to acclimate to a higher altitude. You can either go to Khunde Hospital or take a one-hour hike from Namche to the Everest View Hotel and Khumjung village through Syangboche Airport.

We will be blessed with sunset views behind Khumbu's big peaks, including Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest. If we are in Namche Bazaar on Saturday, we will get the opportunity to see the weekly Saturday market on the town's southern outskirts selling a wide range of goods.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 5: Trek to Dingboche

Max Altitude: 4,360 m

The trail traverses the valley from Namche, high above the Dudh Koshi River. Continue on the trail, passing through Sherpa settlements and passing by villagers going about their everyday lives. We descend steeply to a river bridge at Phunki Tenga, passing by various villages and countless tea stores. We can have a break here before continuing to Tengboche, which is known for its legendary monastery, the Khumbu's largest. We pass several suspension bridges over the Imja River and ascend steeply to Dingboche town.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 6: Trek to Lobuche

Max Altitude: 4,940 m

After breakfast in Dingboche, we start our trek by crossing bridges across streams while admiring the views from Tokla Pass before arriving at the Khumbu glacier, the world's highest-altitude glacier. Our trail passes across alpine meadows and summer yak pastures near the end of the Khumbu Glacier moraine and reaches the settlement of Lobuche, which boasts amazing views of Nuptse. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 7: Trek to Gorak Shep (5140 m), hike to Everest Base Camp & return to Gorak Shep

Max Altitude: 5,360 m

Today involves a strenuous climb on the glacial moraine to Gorak Shep, just below Mount Pumori's shoulder known as Kala Patthar, which will be our destination the next morning since it provides excellent views of Everest. We'll eat lunch in Gorak Shep before hiking to Everest base camp. 

We hike over the lateral moraine before crossing the Khumbu glacier and arriving at base camp at the foot of the Khumbu Ice Fall. After taking some time to view your surroundings and roam around the camps, we will return to Gorak Shep for the night stay.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 8: Hike to Kalapatthar & trek to Pheriche (4350 m)

Max Altitude: 5,530 m

After some warming tea and soup, the trek begins with a difficult climb up the north corner of the Gorakshep. We will hike to Kalapathar early this morning for a spectacular 360-degree vista of the mountain peaks. We will be up close and personal with the world's tallest peak and the Khumbu icefield from here. 

After there, it's back to Gorekshep for breakfast before heading down to Pheriche, where we will be staying for a night. As we descend, your pace will quicken considerably, and walking will be easy. Once in Pheriche, relax and enjoy your dinner beside the fireplace.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 9: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Max Altitude: 3,440 m

Today's route has a lot of downhills, but there are also some uphills to struggle with! The descent to Tengboche Monastery (called Gumba) is delightful, followed by a wide field with tents, teahouses, and lodges beneath the soaring and spectacular peaks of Ama Dablam before dropping the route to Namche Bazaar. As we get closer to Namche, the forests and vegetation reappear. And now is the time to toast your successful Everest Base Camp journey with a beer!

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 10: Trek back to Lukla

Today is the last day of our trek. The trail follows the Dudhi Koshi River all the way back to Lukla, where you will spend your final night in the Himalayas. It's time for a farewell celebration: try some local chyang (rice beer made at home) and learn some Sherpa dance moves.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu

🕑 45 min flight

Max Altitude: 1,400 m

We fly back to Kathmandu early in the morning, leaving the rest of the day free for shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing at one of the city's many rooftop cafés. In the evening, you will be invited over to an authentic Nepali restaurant for the farewell dinner organized for you.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Tourist/Travelers Standard Hotel

Day 12: Departure Day

🕑 30 min private drive

Max Altitude: 1,400 m

It's time to say goodbye to Nepal after this incredible trek over the Himalayas. A representative will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport 3 hours before your return trip.

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • All airport ( Domestic and International) transfers (pick-ups & drop-offs) in a private vehicle
  • Tourist/Travelers standard twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu, Lukla & Namche
  • Daily Breakfast in Kathmandu at Hotel
  • Domestic Airfare from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu 
  • Twin sharing teahouse/guest house/lodge accommodation during the Trek
  • Daily Breakfast at Guesthouse in Trek
  • An experienced mountain guide
  • All Wages, Airfare, Medical and Travel Insurance for Guide
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit 
  • TIMS Fees
  • Pasanglhamu Municipality Entry Permit 
  • All logistic documents
  • farewell dinner
  • All applicable government taxes 

Excludes

  • International Airfare & airport taxes
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) 
  • Any kind of beverages
  • Personal expenses such as phone bills, Wi-Fi, hot showers, charging, laundry,  etc. 
  • Trekking Porter Service 
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurred from unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, flight delays, political conditions, health issues, etc.
  • Additional accommodation
  • Any other expenses from extra activities not mentioned

Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers always provide their guest with the best, comfortable, and safe lodging facilities.  During your stays in cities like Kathmandu, we arrange a standard hotel with basic amenities.

During the trekking days, your stay will be in the local teahouses run by Sherpa families in the Everest Base Camp trail. Each lodge features a central public space with a huge stove that provides warmth and a welcoming environment. The rooms are on a twin-sharing basis and trekkers have to use the common toilets and bathrooms. We make every effort to use the best accommodations available. 

However, please note that during the peak seasons at high altitude areas such as Gorakshep, accommodations are limited, and you may be required to share a room, even if you requested a "single" room. All of the rooms are designed for two people to share. If you choose a single room, you will be charged an extra fee.

Meals

Throughout this Everest Base Camp Budget Trek, breakfast will be included with your BB accommodation. Menus ranging from Nepali, Indian, Chinese, and continental cuisine can be found in Kathmandu, Lukla, and Namche Bazaar.

The teahouse or the lodges on the trail also offers food of excellent quality, a combination of native Nepali / Sherpa cuisine and western dishes. Burgers and fries, as well as Dal Bhat (rice & lentil), are popular meals. Everything from fresh pastries to beer, stir-fried to deep fry is available till Lukla.

GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing

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