What to Expect
It is an 11-day adventure with many ups and downs and a journey full of memories. And if you choose our package Budget Everest Base Camp Trek, you can definitely expect a cost-friendly and convenient trek. You can also expect the following things:
It is one of the challenging trails as it is located at an altitude of 5,364m. And the trails are very exhausting filled with ups and downs. Throughout the expedition, you will walk a great deal. Expect to walk for anything between 4 and 9 hours per day on a range of surfaces, including rocky pathways, high suspension bridges, and steep slopes. Don't let the term "Nepali Flat" mislead you; while certain sections of the path are less steep than others, they are nevertheless uneven.
You could get some type of altitude sickness on your walk as about 10% of individuals get it. However, you want to be sure that it doesn't turn into anything more serious. You need to acclimatize to complete your journey. Although you still experience some moderate altitude sickness symptoms with proper acclimatization, you remain generally healthy and can eventually go much higher.
The Khombu Cough
Some trekkers may also get what is known as "The Khombu Cough." Your body quickly breaths in cold, dry air that dries up the lining of the lungs and bronchi, leading to a dry, hacking cough as a result of physical effort, cold weather, and low humidity.
A lot of warm liquids will help to relieve the cough. Wearing a scarf or buff can also be beneficial since it keeps your throat warm and stops cold air and other unpleasant particles from aggravating your lungs.
A memorable experience
Your adventure's physical aches and pains will soon go away, but you'll have a treasured wealth of unforgettable memories instead. On your vacation, friendships are frequently formed quickly and deeply. The magnificent beauty of the Himalayas and the warmth of the Sherpa people never leave you. You'll reflect on your climb in Nepal to reach Everest Base Camp with a sense of satisfaction and achievement.
Transportation During the Trek
There are several ways to travel to the Khumbu region for the Everest Base Camp trek. The most convenient way for starting the journey is to take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla's Tenzing-Hillary Airport, which is one of the world's most hazardous runways.
The round-trip flight to Lukla costs around USD 434
package Budget Everest Base Camp Trek also includes a flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla & fly back to Kathmandu.
Accommodation in the Everest Region
One of the biggest contributors to the price of your Everest Base Camp Trek is the accommodation options in the Khumbu area. There are many different sorts of lodging services accessible, ranging from basic to more complex, and the price varies according to the type.
Additionally, our package Budget Everest Base Camp Trek offers lodging options including tea houses and lodges. The package, however, does not include the price of lodgings in the Kathmandu Valley. For luxurious accommodation, there are additional fees.
Depending on where you are staying and the amount of service you choose, a day at a tea house might cost you anything from $5 to $20. In comparison to staying at a hotel or lodge, they will offer you meals and logistical help at a fair price.
The primary services offered by tea houses are food and logistics. Internet access and hot showers are additional amenities offered by certain tea houses. Staying in tea houses is a great option to reduce the cost of your Everest Base Camp Trek. They are also the most typical accommodations you'll find in the Everest region.
Besides the teahouse, you could also spend the night at hotels and lodges. It is the most costly option to spend the night when trekking to Everest Base Camp. The typical hotel nightly rate might be between $30 and $120.The majority of hotels offer amenities including simple lodging, connected restrooms, and hot showers. However, Hotel services are only available at Lukla, Phakding Namche Bazar & Dibuche.
As mentioned earlier, the trek experience entirely depends upon you. So, for accommodation you can choose either option, Teahouse is the most reliable mode of accommodation.
During the busiest times of the year, you might not be able to book a hotel if you are traveling alone. When you book your journey with us, we will make the advance payment for you at the busiest times of the year or you can directly purchase our package Budget Everest Base Camp Trek for a convenient journey.
Food and water availability
The Everest Base Camp journey takes at least 11 days, and we are not able to pack food for the whole trek. Some individuals wish to bring a lot of food on their hike but do not commit this error. During your trip, you must walk for 6 to 8 hours each day, and if you pack a lot of food, your bag will make you pull yourself behind.
Since you will eat breakfast, lunch, and supper every day while on the walk, food will be the most expensive item. Also keep in mind that since there is no access to roads in the Everest region, the cost of any food is expensive. The individual must carry all of the food. In general, every hotel, lodge, and teahouse offers its visitors meals, but you have to give them orders.
Let's talk about the expense of meals for the Everest base camp trek. Lunch and supper each cost around USD 12-15, while breakfast is between USD 10 to USD 12. If you have the most basic goods, your daily meal expense will thus range from USD 35 to USD 45.
But if you buy our package Budget Everest Base Camp Trek, you won’t need to worry about basic food items which include three times meals a day for the whole trip.
The following are some of the most inexpensive and straightforward food choices you can enjoy.
- Dal bhat ranges in price from 900 rupees to 1400 rupees.
- The price of soups ranges from 500 to 700 rupees.
- Dishes including potatoes, noodles, veg-fried spaghetti, and rice will cost between 800 and 1300
- Pizzas cost around 800–1200 rupees.
- Veg momos range in price from 600 to 800 rupees.
Since everything must be transported up the mountain, it seems natural that food prices rise with altitude. Also, as we elevate the choice of food items will decrease. As per the above estimation, the budget of food per day will range up to 4000 NPR per day.
Now, talking about clean water, Even though mountain water is clean, you need to filter or use purification tablets.
You will require certain permits to enter the Everest area. In Solukhumbu's Sagarmatha National Park sits Everest Base Camp. You will want special permission to access the National Parks because they are restricted regions.
Everest Base Camp Trek permits typically cost between 3000 NPR, or around $23. For visitors from India, the cost is somewhat less, at about 1500 NPR. Similarly, according to the policy, young children are expected to receive a pricing advantage.
Here are some of the permissions you'll need for your trek to Everest Base Camp and their associated costs:
Sagarmatha National Park Permit
Sagarmatha National Park, a World Heritage Site and one of Nepal's most significant National Park regions, with a total size of 1,148 square kilometers and is home to Everest Base Camp (443 square miles). The primary goal of this national park is the preservation of several kinds of animals that are on the verge of extinction, including the musk deer, snow leopard, red panda (Habre), and others.
Entrance Permits are required because the majority of your journey takes place inside the Sagarmatha National Park, and they cost about 3000 Nepalese Rupees. The explanation is straightforward: National Parks and Conservation Areas are the world's most restricted locations, hence you must get entrance permits before entering them.
The Khumbu section of the Solukhumbu District, comprising the Everest Base Camp and Everest Three Passes, may be almost entirely conquered once you have paid your entry fees.
The government will charge you certain entry permission costs.
Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
Along with the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, another type of permit is the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit. For the correct completion of your journey, you will also require this Permit, which costs about 2000 Nepali Rupees or USD 16 per person.
On October 1st, 2018, this access permit system went into effect, taking the place of the Trekkers' Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card. If you don't have this Permit, you won't be able to go through the Khumbu region, including to Everest Base Camp; you will need to pay a set fee for the card.
Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit - Not necessary for this route
To begin your trek to Everest Base Camp in 2023, you will also need to get a Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit. This is not required unless you take a different route through Jiri, in which case it is optional.
Permits for those choosing to climb from Jiri to Everest Base Camp may be purchased in Shivalaya or at the Kathmandu Tourism Board. The cost of the permit is 3000 Nepali Rupees.
You do not need TIMS Card
In 2023, Base Camp and the Khumbu area will not require a Trekkers' Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card for transit. Several policies in the tourism industry have altered as a result of Nepal's decentralized governance. The Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit is now necessary to proceed as TIMS Card has been deemed to be no longer valid.
In order to access these permits, you would require a guide. We at Marvel Adventure offer an excellent cost-friendly package Budget Everest Base Camp Trek which includes a very professional guide to help you throughout your journey.
Other things to consider
Trekking across the Everest area is never without risk. A financial nightmare might result from even relatively minor injuries or misplaced bags. Altitude sickness, mishaps, and canceled flights are some more potential difficulties. Because of this, you require insurance to reduce all of these dangers. For about USD 150, you can purchase required travel insurance to cover such contingencies as emergency evacuation. We strongly advise it.
Everest Base Camp Trek is a technical hike, so you must be prepared with the necessary gear and equipment. The essential tools may be purchased at Thamel for a significantly reduced cost. But carrying high-quality gear is strongly suggested for navigating the difficult Himalayan terrain.
The list of essentials for trekking includes sleeping bags, down jackets, hiking boots, backpacks, trekking poles, polarized sunglasses, route maps, flashlights, additional batteries, and raincoats. The equipment can also be rented. You should expect to spend between USD 300 and USD 500 on all of your trekking supplies.
While trekking in Nepal, having a guide and a porter is usually quite helpful. They are familiar with the accommodation facilities and can communicate in the local tongue. With their wealth of knowledge of the path, they'll help you make the most of your trekking experience. Likewise, porters will transport your gear so you can move freely, especially at high elevations where walking might be difficult.
While hiring a porter costs between $20 and $25 per day, hiring a guide often costs between $30 and $35 per day. One porter may handle up to 20 kilograms of stuff. This doesn’t include their travel expense, you need to pay for it separately.
You can always hire them from a travel company directly. We also provide experienced guides at Marvel Adventure or you can always buy our travel package, Budget Everest Base Camp Trek for convenience.
However, Our package Budget Everest Base Camp Trek does not include porters. If you need you can hire them locally or your guide will arrange it.
You can have a wonderful experience at Everest Base Camp Trek if you follow the below tricks and tips. After planning your trip with the help of the below recommendation, you will have an unforgettable experience. However, If you are ready to embark on this journey and do not have time for proper planning, you will be glad to know about our package Budget Everest Base Camp Trek.
Stay at a tea house.
The easiest method to reduce the cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek is to stay in tea houses. They provide a system of shared bedrooms, as well as affordable food services and logistics. You may choose from several options at tea shops. Our package Budget Everest Base Camp Trek handles all your logistics regarding your accommodations at tea houses and food and drink facilities.
Trekking in offseason
It might be very expensive to travel during the busy season. When EBC is busy and accommodations are in high demand, seasons like spring and fall are regarded as the peak seasons. It instantly raises the price of your food and logistics.
Therefore, if you want to minimize your Budget for Everest Base Camp Trek, we suggest hiking off-peak. However, it would be prudent to keep in mind that the surroundings could not be as you had anticipated at this time. Landslides during the monsoon and a lot of snow during the winter will also have a negative influence on your walk. So you should be well-prepared before visiting there in the off-season.
Rent Equipment and Gear
Another way to reduce your expense is to rent equipment and gear instead of buying them directly. You can easily find renting services in the Thamel area.
Selecting a reliable travel agency is crucial for hassle-free travel through the EBC Trek and a safe, cost-effective trip. A cost-effective agency will principally offer you discounts on lodging and your EBC Trek package and assist you with logistics and safety concerns all during the trip. You could search for deals made available by travel companies if you're wanting to reduce the budget of Everest Base Camp Trek. We at Marvel Adventure also provide cost-friendly packages like Budget Everest Base Camp Trek.
Can I see Mt. Everest from Base Camp?
You can get a glimpse of the tallest mountain in the world from the base camp. However, from the vantage point of Kala Pathar Mt. Everest looks great & massive.
What are the flora and fauna found during this trek?
The Everest region is home to a wide range of floras and fauna. Snow Leopard, Musk deer, wild yak, Himalayan black bear, and other animals, as well as floras such as birch, juniper, pine, firs, bamboo, and rhododendrons. There are also various bird and reptile species in the area.
Can I trek solo?
Solo trekking has been prohibited in Nepal as of April 1st 2023 according to the Nepal Tourism Board, the nation's organization for promoting tourism. The Nepal Tourism Board, TAAN, and other significant Nepalese tourism organizations sat side by side to revise it.
Do I need prior trekking experiences?
If you are physically fit to trek for 5 to 6 hours daily, you do not need prior trekking experiences.
What is the altitude of Everest Base Camp?
Everest Base Camp is located at a height of up to 5,364 meters/17,598 ft. The journey from Lukla to Namche Bazaar is the first leg of the ascent to Everest Base Camp using the southern route. Most trekkers take a flight to Lukla, where they start their journey.
What is the best time for the EBC trek?
The months of spring (March–May) and fall (October–November) are ideal for trekking to Everest Base Camp since they have the greatest weather for high-altitude trekking. These times of year give a clear sky and a clear view of the mountains. This journey may also be completed in February and the first few weeks of September, although those periods are not the ideal times to do it.
Everest Region Treks:
Trekking to Everest Base Camp is once in a lifetime opportunity. You don’t get to see the tallest mountain in the world so up close through any other trek. This trek takes you through the popular Khumbu region of Nepal filled with cultural heritages and local cuisine. The hospitality of the local people makes the experience ten times more memorable.
And here at Marvel Adventure, we offer this excellent 11 days trek at an extremely reasonable cost. We have expert guides that can assist you in navigating the treacherous terrain of the Himalayas, as well as basic food and accommodation services at affordable rates. The airline ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla is also included in our package. However, the price of Kathmandu hotels and porter services are not included in our package for Budget Everest Base Camp Trek