Everest base camp Trek is one of the selective treks among trekkers of the world. Trekking keeps direct relation with the place, preparation, and cost.
Everest base camp trek cost is a part of necessity and curiousness for all trekkers. Thus, we are here with details on the Everest base camp trek cost.
EBC trek of course is in highest altitude but surprisingly EBC trek cost is cheaper than your expectation. Trekking cost depends on various factors. Somewhere your own demand and trekking plan can increase expenses of your trek. Some major factors to determine trekking cost are:-
- Days – If you want to spend more days on trekking, trek cost will be high and reverse if less days less cost.
- Season – seasonal trek is expensive than off season trek. Even the cost is more in peak season but you will have best trekking in seasonal trek than off seasonal trek. Because during off season risk of incomplete trek is high and you may not entertain as well.
- Route – Lukla route is expensive because of flight whereas classic Jiri route is cheaper where you will travel via bus.
- Trekking type – Trekking alone, with guide, with guide and porter, group trekking all have separate rate. In general group trek is cheaper because of package. Trekking alone will be cheaper with high risk, with guide will be bit expensive. And trekking with guide and porter is more expensive and comfortable as well.
- What is the cost for Everest Base Camp Trek?
- Cost for an extra charge
- Some important tips for Everest Base camp Trek
What is the cost for Everest Base Camp Trek?
Everest base camp trek cost depends on the package of companies you travel with. Mission summit treks and expedition give Everest base camp trek package in 1190$ to 1350$.
Everest base camp trek cost in detail is listed below:-
Guide and porter Cost for Everest Base Camp
Guides are legend with a license who show you path, make you day to day planning and gives description of the place you visit. Also arrangement of meal, resting place and communication is done by guide. Porters are your helper to uphold you bags. You should pay service charge for guides and porters which would be included in total cost of your trek.
EBC Guide’s average cost – 22-30$ per day
EBC Porter’s average cost – 20-25$ per day
Depending on season and off season, local guide and international guide the charge may be different respectively. On peak season price will be high whereas on offseason price will be low .Similarly, local guides and porter charge will be less than international guide. Thus you should carry extra amount aswell.
You will meet enough of guides and porters to assist you while on the treks. Most of them speak
Permit cost for Everest Base camp Trek
Everest base camp trek cost includes two different permits viz.
- Pasang Lambu muncipality Permit cost: Nrs.2000
- Sagarmatha National Park Permit cost : Nrs.3000 for foreigners and Nrs 1500 for SAARC nation
Kathmandu to Lukla flight cost for Everest Base camp Trek
EBC trek begins from Lukla. Thus you should have 45 minutes flight from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to Lukla. The flight takes place from 6-11 am every morning. Bad weather may cause delay of flight sometime.
Everest base camp trek cost for flights from Kathmandu to Lukla: – 178$ (the price is fare and one way, you should have separate ticket while returning as well)
Travel Insurance for the Everest Base camp Trek
EBC trek is adventurous as well as risky trek. The extreme weather, low atmospheric pressure, low oxygen level and high wind density with increasing altitude may create many difficulties while walking. To those who does not have trekking experience, more problem may arise due to climatic condition of Everest base camp trekking route. Thus travel insurance is very important to be safe on mean time when uncertain difficulties arise during trek. Everest base camp trek travel insurance cost varies depending on company’s policy, your health status, and activities you involve in.
Everest Base Camp trek cost for travel insurance: – $150 on an average. The cost covers all the emergencies and requirements up to the height of 6000m.
Everest base camp trekking equipment
Trekking equipment is an essential part of trekking without which you cannot prepare for a trek. Proper planning and appropriate trekking gears are major necessity of successful trek. You should be more conscious until you pack all the requirements for the trek.
Everest base camp trekking equipment cost is around 2000$ if you buy all the requirement first hand. Basic requirements include water proof hiking boots, thermal clothes, camp shoes, backpack, water bottles, trekking poles, gloves, sleeping bag, and sunglasses. If you already have some requirements in good condition then you can use them as well. You can hire requirements if possible to reduce your cost for equipment.
Managing trekking requirements is up to you how much you spend on it. But the requirements should be of good condition and long-lasting. Medicines of expired date is useless. Thus you should be very careful on packing your trekking bag.
Food and Accommodations
Everest region is well-developed trekking site of Nepal. Adequate hotels, lodge, restaurant and tea houses are available for easy stay of travelers. You will get Nepali food in most of the lodges and tea houses. But standard hotels will provide you other food variety as well. You should be careful in choosing the food you eat and must carry water purifiers because the changing environment and highest altitude may cause problem in digestion of food.
Everest base camp trek cost for food: – 8$ -10$ per meal on an average. Food cost depends on your choice.
An accommodations is 5$ – 15$ per day on average. 25$ -45$ for medium lodge and more than 150$ for luxurious hotel like Yeti Hotel and Everest view hotel.
Everest view hotel standing in 3880m elevation from sea level is the hotel of highest altitude of the world. You will get acclimatization facility in this hotel. It is at Sangbuche near by Khumjung village and cost around 200$-300$ per day.
Cost of food and accommodation differs from place to place and season of trekking. Lodges in higher elevation are expensive than that of lower elevation. You can spend extra money in beverage up to Namche but not allowed to spend money except for food and lodge.
You may have to share rooms in peak season due to lack of room for individual travelers. But, during off season, lodges will have enough empty rooms and you can hire extra warmer blankets for nights too.
cost for independent trekkers for the Everest Trek
Independent trekking is the cheapest method of trekking. No expenses for guides and porters will save cost but your trekking will be harder with more risk. You should pay only for trekking requirements, flights, permits, accommodation, food and drinks. And if you choose classic trek from Jiri then no payments is necessary for flight as well.
EBC trek cost for Independent trek is 30- 35$ per day. You can walk free, reduce travel cost in this trek. But travelling with guide and in a group is safer than independent trek.
Cost for an extra charge
During Everest base camp trek ,you should pay some extra charge for different purpose such as:
Cost for charging an electronic device
The price for charging electronic device vary from place to place. It cost Nrs 300 per device in Pakhding, Namche and Thangbuche. You should pay Nrs 300 per hour in Dingboche, Labuche and Gorkshep.
During off season you may get free charging facility as well depending on flow of tourist. If the number of tourist become high then you should give extra charge for charginf even in off season.
Cost for gratitude towards guides and porters
After the completion of trek or near to the end of the trek, trekkers/tourist show their gratitude towards guides and porters by giving tips. There is no fixed rate for tips and it is not compulsory as well. It’s all up to you, how much you desire give for them.
Cost for Donation
Everest base camp trek route comprises of many monasteries and shrines where you will see donation boxes. It up on you whether you like to donate or not. You can drop some money on donation box as your wish. There are several schools as well where travelers donate some amount for the shake of development of school and place.
Cost for Helicopter for Everest
In case you don’t want to return back to Lukla from base camp on foot or you fall sick and become unable to reach base camp or return back then you can choose Helocopter as an option. It cost 3800$ (Ghorkshep to Kathmandu).
Some important tips for Everest Base camp Trek
- Finding ATM in High Mountain is not sure. So you should carry cash both dollars and Nepali rupees to avoid cash problem.
- Packed Food of your choice like chocolates, biscuits, potato chips etc. are expensive in higher altitude. So, it’s better to carry those things from Kathmandu because the price is low in Kathmandu.
- You may suffer from altitude sickness. So you should carry medicines. For easiness we recommend you to walk slowly in higher altitude.
EBC trek is the adventurous and affordable trek. The cost mention above is for present situation 2020, there may be some change in cost with the changing time and your demand. Trek with us we have cheapest package with good service for comfortless.