Everest Base Camp Trek Cost From Kathmandu

  • Last Updated on Sep 2, 2018

The Everest trek is certainly a pretty challenging trek which is because of high altitude, rocky tracks, and some steep inclines. Despite all, conquering EBC, the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, is an achievement of a lifetime.

You can say to others proudly that you have reached base camp in your life. As the Everest base camp is actually at a higher level than a lot of the peaks and mountains in the world, it is the most desired one.

Everest base camp trek is one of the best and highly recommended destinations for trekkers. Yearly most of the trekkers, climbers ensure their journey towards Everest basecamp and grab their goal after reaching there. This made the other trekkers think about it and make it a dream destination.

They begin their journey to Everest and start collecting the funds which they are going to pay for it. Here, we provide you with a clear view of the cost which you are going to pay out for your dream destination, Mount Everest.

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How Much Does it Cost for Trek to Everest Base Camp? 

The cost of the full packages Everest base camp trek is $ 1395 with Nepal Trek Adventure. The cost includes permits, TIMS card, guide and porter cost, round-trip flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, accommodation, meals, and drinks.

The cost ranges from USD $1395 all the wayto $5000 per foreigner for an average trek of 10 to 21 days around the Everest region. The cost generally excludes travel insurance, visa fees, trekking equipment, other personal expenses, and required kinds of stuff.

Without any guide, the way you are traveling is useless as you may be completely unknown about it. You can finish it and reach your destination so far with the help of a proper guide by following them.

Trekking Guide and Porter Cost

Hiring up your guides and porters depends upon you, whether you want to trek with a guide or trek alone to your destination. If you are a new traveler and want to explore nature beautifully, we recommend you hire up guides and porters; to carry your baggage and important things with you during the journey.

These guides and porters are for your help and support. And it is your right to know about them clearly and also make inquiries about their nature and services. It is better for you to hire fully insured, well-trained and skillful guides, and porters than to hire freelancer guides and porters.

If you are going to trek alone then the difficulties can arise within you as your own health problems, altitude sickness, etc. You will be taken care of sensibly by your guides and porters if such a situation occurs.

If you want to hire a guide and porter, Nepal Trek Adventures provides you well trained, insured, and skillful guides and porters and guarantees your successful journey with 100 percent care without any problems.

As we know, trekking guides are friendly with nature, one who will share their knowledge and experiences about their exploration of the places and natural beauties. Sometimes they also joke for refreshment and share the story about the places which will truly enrich your experience and make up your mind naturally. Their daily standard rate is USD $30 per day for trekking in Everest base camp.

Along with the porter, undoubtedly the heavy lifter who lifts up your heavy baggage to your destination along the journey. He is the strong one who will lift your loads and keep them protected. Their hard effort and bravery cost $25 per day. They will carry about 20 kg up to a maximum of 25 kg of loads and walks along with you. To here to know more about hiring guides and porters in Nepal.

Cost of Foods and Drinks

It is necessary to boost up your body during your journey and make your body active for the entire journey. Boosting up your body with warm food and drinks makes your trek more beautiful and interesting.

While you are moving toward your destination you will be filled with excitement and enjoyment along with the Himalayas. We get lost in the beautiful appearance of nature and its scenario that we forget to boost up our energy for further ascending.

Externally we are excited too much but internally we feel weak so, for making our journey successful, we have to get involved in food material as well as hot drinking beverages. As per your demand, the best foods and drinks with international or local Nepalese food items (Dal Bhat) and Indian flavors will be served to you.

Our movements from the lower height to the top, costs of the food items and drinks differ but they are affordable. The mineral water which you prefer is served with an average range of cost from $1 to $4 per bottle up to your journey.

But if you are able to drink tap water or local water it is free of cost or less than that of mineral water. Warm tea and coffee costs USD $2 to $4 up there and a beer bottle costs USD $5 to $10.

You can easily get the drinks which you are fond of. The breakfast served is very good and hygienic which costs $3 to $6. If you are searching for good food at dinner and lunch, there it was well mannered and affordable costs ranging from $5 to $9 per meal. Dinner is awesome along with the picturesque view of nature so you can enjoy it in the proper way.

Cost of Accommodation

During the journey, it is very necessary to sleep and rest well. So for this, you can easily book hotels and lodges for your flexible accommodation and sound sleep and rest. In the trekking seasons, the hotels remain packed and no room stays free for immediate booking.

So you can tell us previously about your requirements of the room so that we will book it for you in advance for the required period of time to make you comfortable or you can easily book your room on the spot after searching a few hotels or lodges over there.

Best hotels and lodges are there for your proper accommodation with the majestic view of Mount Everest and other mountains. The cost for hotels/lodges is very affordable which ranges from USD $5 all the way to $40 plus per person as per the standard of the hotel/lodge.

Sometimes you can get a free room in less peak season (off-season) if you prefer foods and drinks in their lodge. You will be fully satisfied and happy with the room provided to you, food, and a family environment that you can enjoy with full of excitement.

Cost of Trekking Permit and TIMS Card

If you are trekking which is arranged by a local trekking agency or company then a TIMS card is recommended to carry with you and it costs USD $ 20 per person, which helps your entire team for the better journey ahead. This TIMS card helps you to rescue your Guides and Porters if you are in problems like Altitude sickness, frost bite, etc.

An entry permit is recommended if you are trekking to EBC, you have to obtain the Sagarmatha national park entry permit, worth NRS. 3000 and Rs. 2000 for local government permit.

This permit can be issued directly at National Park Entrance at Monjo or you can issue it in Nepal Tourism Board Kathmandu, Bhrikuti Mandap for an independent trekker. If you are trekking, operated by a local trekking agency then each and every permit is arranged by themselves.

Additional Permit of Gaurishankar Conversation for Jiri to Everest Base Camp

Additional permit is required if you are trekking from Jiri to EBC so-called Gaurishankar conservation area project entry permit, worth NRS. 2000. This cost is for both organized as well as independent trekkers and you have to issue this in Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu.

Flight Ticket Cost for Lukla & Back

Lukla (Tenzing Hillary) airport is the main gateway to reach the Mount Everest. Mainly in the season, there is a number of flights from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu departing daily. More than 25,000 plus trekkers are freely moving to Everest base camp every year via a flight.

For luxurious flight tickets in time, you have to book them in advance before 10 am or early morning as weather brings obstacles during mid-day flight like wind, heavy cloudy rains, etc. From flight to Lukla is the best option to trek and explore the Everest region.

From Tribhuvan International Airport, our flight takes you to Lukla with the facility of the luxurious seat and other arrangements made for you. Flight ticket is done in a two-way flight route in which you can easily enjoy your trip.

For foreigners, it is rated as USD 196 X 2 which is USD 390 (for two ways), for an Indian Nationality INR 9500 X 2, and for Nepalese Nationality NRS 5700X2 per person. Here the Kathmandu Lukla flight ticket costs in detail are given the link.

Optional Mode of Transportation to Lukla from Kathmandu

Helicopter flight to Lukla - The full cost of a helicopter flight to Lukla from Kathmandu is expensive. But to make it easier for the trekkers we run everyday fixed departure helicopter flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. It cost only $550 per person for one way helicopter ride.

Flight to Phaplu - The airport resides at an elevation of 7,918 ft (2,413 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway which is 671 m (2,201 ft) in length. It is near to Lukla which takes around 3 complete trekking days to Phakding. In a week only four days flights are taken off to Phaplu in which Tara Airlines and Goma Airlines run out.

By bus to Jiri - Trekkers who have a lot of time and want to explore the natural surface smoothly then 8 to 10 hours of drive from Kathmandu to Jiri is a better option. From Jiri, it takes around 7 days to reach Lukla by trekking.

There are two types of bus services, local bus services, and more comfortable express bus services over there in which local bus services costs USD $8 to $10 and express bus services cost $12 to $15.

Drive to Ramechhap - Now a days there is no direct flights to Lukla from Kathmandu. Beause of air traffic in Kathamndu the flight to Lukla in the main season operated via Ramechhap. The cost of groud transporation is USD 15 per person for sharing tourist transport and Ramechhap to Lukla flight is $165 per person for one way.

 By private Jeep - If you are willing to travel by Jeep-like Scorpio, Land Cruiser, and other four-wheelers private jeep are also a more comfortable option for group or private travelers.

  • Private Jeep Ride to Jiri - $ 180 (5 to 7 seated)
  • Private Jeep Ride to Bhandara - $ 200 (5 to 7 seated)
  • Private Jeep Ride to Phaplu (Sallery Bazar) - $ 300 (5 to 7 seated)

Cost for Independent Trekkers

If you are willing to trek alone or independently you have better health and muscles too as well as maps in mind. There is a lot of savings from here but it’s risky. Costs of guides and porters are mainly saved.

But on a whole journey, you need to take care of yourself and there will be no one for you at all. In a group, if you have the members with whom you can be free and comfortable; it will lead you to a very successful journey.

You will be able to save extra dollars from independent trek but if you want more excitement, happiness, and peace during the trek, it is recommended to travel with guides and helpers. They will make your journey much more interesting.

The total expected cost for independent trekkers starts from $ 1250 up to $ 3500 per traveler depend on services you uses. Above the mentioned costs, it always depends on your choice of foods and drinks as well as the quality of Hotels/Lodges you pick for your overnight stay.

Miscellaneous Cost

When you are in the Himalayan area, you can never expect anything neither the cost being cheaper. For extra activities and curriculum, you cannot expect their costs to be cheap. The extra cost is paid due to their high investment in small local projects for people like you to serve you well. Some of the extra tasks like,

  • Boiled Water (less or more amount) at such a great altitude is not that easy; so for that, you have to pay the extra dollar to get this advantage. $ 1 to $ 3 Per Ltr.
  • Charging board, which charges your mobile and other electronic gadgets. $ 1 to $ 3 per hour.
  • Internet access is also much more expensive; hence you have to pay a few additional dollars for it. They provide WIFI Prepaid Card with limited hours of time, validity up to 24 to 48 hours. $ 6 to $ 10 per card.
  • Warm heating system (local heater) run by firewood, kerosene oil, or LPG gas. ($ 1 to $ 3).

Additional Recommendations – Buy a Local Sim Card

Moreover, if you are traveling and want to capture and share your moments globally then you have fast internet on your mobile phone so better to surf mobile data packages to avoid the high cost of WIFI. When you are in trekking mode and want to be familiar with your family then mobile data help you happily.

If you want internet services on a SIM card then a local SIM card has to buy and you have to add data packages there. Local SIM cards like Namaste, NCELL, Smart Cell, etc. help you with your data surfing mode which costs $ 4 to $ 10 including unlimited data packages and a few hours of Talktime. This data service is given by the local SIM cards.

Nepal Trek Adventure provides you with all these facilities at the affordable and best negotiable price as per your demand. We have a skilled and well-mannered team from which you can get the list of prices and customization options for your trip according to your comfort and safety.

So you can be sure that you are in a safe hand. We have very flexible dates and schedules for trekking and tours. And we also guarantee that you will surely have a memorable trip ever in Nepal with our bunch of experienced and amiable guides & porters.

Hope the above information helps you a lot in making your decision completely in the independent trek or organized group joining/private trekking collaboration with our teammates.

If you have made a decision on joining our fixed departure or private departure, then see our all-inclusive packages of Everest base camp trek.

Cost of the Trek- USD 1395 per person
Total Trekking Days- 12 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Cost Includes- Domestic flights, lodges, food, guide, permit, etc.
Along with this other, more packages are being provided by NTA which are fruitful and trustworthy in prices as well.

For Booking Everest Trek or Similar Treks - Contact
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