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Cheap/Budget Everest Base Camp Trek

"Experience the Everest Base Camp trek at an affordable cost, discover the thrill without breaking the bank."

Cheap/budget Everest Base Camp trek is a cost-effective way to experience the natural beauty and culture of the Sherpa people without breaking the bank. Accommodation in guesthouses or teahouses, hiring a guide or porter at a lower cost, or going on a group trek can save money.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal, offering hikers the opportunity to experience the stunning Himalayan mountain range and the unique culture of the Sherpa people. The trek is a challenging but rewarding journey, and it can also be done on a budget.

The trek to Everest Base Camp typically takes around 12-14 days and starts and ends in Lukla. It is a moderate to challenging trek, and hikers should be in good physical condition. The trail passes through picturesque villages, lush forests, and high-altitude passes, offering breathtaking views of Mount Everest and other towering peaks.

To make the trek more affordable, hikers can opt for cheaper accommodation options such as guesthouses or teahouses instead of more expensive lodges. It is also possible to hire a guide or porter at a lower cost or to go on a group trek with a budget-friendly trekking company. Additionally, hikers can bring their own camping gear and food to save money on accommodations and meals.

Another way to save money is to avoid peak season, which typically runs from September to November and March to May. Opting to trek during the shoulder season (December-February) can be a great way to save money on accommodation and flights.

It is important to note that the trek still requires permits and a TIMS card, which can be obtained in Kathmandu. The cost of these permits and TIMS card is not included in budget trekking packages and has to be paid separately.

The budget Everest Base Camp trek is a great option for hikers who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas without breaking the bank. With careful planning and a bit of flexibility, it is possible to enjoy this iconic trek on a budget.

In summary, a Budget/Cheap Everest Base Camp Trek is a great way to experience the natural beauty and culture of the Sherpa people without breaking the bank. Hikers can opt for cheaper accommodation options such as guesthouses or teahouses, hire a guide or porter at a lower cost, or go on a group trek with a budget-friendly trekking company. Additionally, hikers can bring their own camping gear and food to save money on accommodations and meals. It is important to note that permits and TIMS cards are not included in budget trekking packages and have to be paid separately.

Why Cheap/Budget Everest base camp trekking?

There are several reasons why a budget or cheap Everest Base Camp trek might be an attractive option for hikers.

First, it allows hikers to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and the culture of the Sherpa people without breaking the bank. The trek to Everest Base Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and a budget-friendly option makes it more accessible for a wider range of people.

Second, a budget trek allows hikers to have more control over their expenses and to plan their trips according to their own budget constraints. By choosing cheaper accommodation options, hiring a guide or porter at a lower cost, or going on a group trek with a budget-friendly trekking company, hikers can save money on the trek.

Third, going on a budget trek during the shoulder season (December-February) can also save money on accommodation and flights. This can also be an advantage as the trek will be less crowded and the views of the mountains are more likely to be clear.

Finally, for some people, budget trekking is an opportunity to challenge themselves and see if they can complete the trek while keeping expenses low. It can be a great way to test their resourcefulness and gain a sense of accomplishment.

In summary, a budget or cheap Everest Base Camp trek is a great option for hikers who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas without breaking the bank. It allows hikers to have more control over their expenses, plan their trip according to their own budget constraints, save money on the trek, avoids peak season, and challenge themselves.

Approximate cost of Budget Everest base camp trek:

A rough estimate for a budget or cheap Everest Base Camp trek can be around $1000-$1500 per person, this cost includes the cost of permits, TIMS card, transportation to and from Lukla, accommodation in guesthouses or teahouses, meals, and the services of a guide or porter.

Keep in mind that this is an approximate estimate and the actual cost may vary depending on the specific itinerary and services used. It’s important to research different trekking agencies and compare prices, services, and reviews before making a decision. Remember to budget for contingencies such as unexpected weather, injuries or illness, and other unforeseen expenses.

The flight to Lukla can be unpredictable due to the mountain weather and the location of the airport at the base of Massif Mountain. As a result, there is always a possibility of flight delays or cancellations when doing a trek in the Everest region such as the EBC Trek or Gokyo trek, Chola pass, or High pass trek. To avoid any inconvenience, we recommend that you have a few extra days in Kathmandu in case of flight delays or cancellations. In such an event, we will arrange for alternative transportation such as a city tour or a helicopter ride. The cost for a helicopter ride from and to Lukla ranges from 3200 USD to 3500 USD and can accommodate 4-5 people.

Flight Delay and cancellations at Lukla:

The flight to Lukla can be unpredictable due to the mountain weather and the location of the airport at the base of Massif Mountain. As a result, there is always a possibility of flight delays or cancellations when doing a trek in the Everest region such as the EBC Trek or Gokyo trek, Chola pass, or High pass trek. To avoid any inconvenience, we recommend that you have a few extra days in Kathmandu in case of flight delays or cancellations. In case of a flight cancelation, we will arrange for alternative transportation such as a city tour or a helicopter ride.

We will also help in re-booking your flight tickets and assist in getting refunds if applicable. The cost for a helicopter ride from and to Lukla ranges from 3200 USD to 3500 USD and can accommodate 4-5 people.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350 m).

Welcome to Kathmandu, the starting point of your adventure! Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our representative will be there to greet you and provide a pickup service. After completing your visa process, look out for our representative holding a sign with your name on it. They will escort you to your hotel, which is about a 30-minute drive away. Later in the day, before sunset, we will meet you to give a brief on trekking tips and to make sure that everything is in order. Overnight stay in Kathmandu will be at a hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla airplane terminal then a stroll to Phakding (2,660 m) .03 hrs

Rise and shine, it’s an early morning start as you embark on a scenic flight to Lukla airport. Once you arrive at Lukla, you’ll have a chance to have breakfast and repack your bags before beginning the trek to Phakding. The trek is relatively easy and passes through Sherpa towns, suspension bridges, forests, and potato and vegetable fields. You’ll reach Phakding in the afternoon and will be spending the night at a local tea house where you will be provided with dinner and accommodation.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m) – 06 hrs.

Today’s trek is a bit more challenging as we head to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mount Everest. The trek takes around 6 hours, passing through lush forests, and rocky terrain. You’ll get to experience the stunning mountain views and the unique culture of the Sherpa people. Upon arrival at Namche Bazaar, you’ll have time to explore the market and rest before dinner and overnight stay at a local tea house.

Day 04: Acclimatization and journey Around Namche.

This day is set aside for acclimatization, so you can take it easy and rest until late morning. After breakfast, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Namche Bazaar and its surroundings. We will take a walk to visit the Sagarmatha National Park Museum, Sherpa Museum, and the local monasteries. The highlight of the day will be the stunning mountain views from the Army camp, located at the top of Namche Bazaar. Take your time to explore and enjoy the sights and sounds of this vibrant mountain village before returning to your tea house for the night.

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3,880 m) – 05 hrs.

Today we will be trekking to Tengboche, a beautiful village known for its ancient Buddhist Monastery. The trail takes around 5 hours and passes through rhododendron and juniper forests, offering stunning views of the surrounding peaks. The trail is moderately challenging as we ascend towards Tengboche. Upon arrival, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Tengboche Monastery and take in the beautiful mountain views before dinner and overnight stay at a local tea house.

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m) – 05 hrs.

Today we will be trekking to Dingboche, a picturesque village located in the heart of the Khumbu region. The trail takes around 5 hours and passes through alpine meadows and rhododendron forests. The trail also offers beautiful panoramic views of the Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Island peak. As we gain altitude, the trail becomes more challenging. Upon arrival at Dingboche, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the village and take in the stunning mountain views before dinner and an overnight stay at a local tea house.

Day 07: Rest day for acclimatization.

Today is set aside as a rest day for acclimatization in Dingboche. It’s important to take it easy and give your body time to adjust to the altitude. You can take a leisurely stroll around the village, or hike to a nearby viewpoint for a panoramic view of the surrounding peaks. You can also visit the local monastery and learn more about the culture and traditions of the Sherpa people. It’s important to stay hydrated and well-rested to prepare for the upcoming days of the trek. Overnight stay in Dingboche.

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4,940 m) – 05 hrs.

Today we will be trekking to Lobuche, a small village located at the base of the Khumbu Glacier. The trail takes around 5-6 hours and passes through rocky terrain and moraine, offering stunning views of the surrounding peaks. The trail becomes steeper and more challenging as we approach Lobuche. Along the way, you’ll pass by memorials dedicated to climbers who lost their lives on the mountain. Upon arrival at Lobuche, you’ll have dinner and an overnight stay at a local tea house

DAY 09: Trek to Gorakshep (5,180 m) and Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) and come back to Gorakshep – 06 hrs.

Today we will be trekking to Gorakshep, a small village located at the base of the Khumbu Glacier, and the final destination of the trek, the famous Everest Base Camp. The trail takes around 6 hours and passes through rocky terrain and moraine, offering stunning views of the surrounding peaks. Along the way, you’ll pass by memorials dedicated to climbers who lost their lives on the mountain. The trail is challenging as we gain altitude but the views are worth the effort. After visiting the Base Camp, we will retrace our steps back to Gorakshep for dinner and an overnight stay at a local tea house.

Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar (5,545 m) and trek to Pheriche (4, 245 m) – 05 hrs.

Today we will be hiking to the summit of Kalapatthar, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest. The trail takes around 2-3 hours and is quite steep and challenging, but the views from the top are breathtaking. After taking in the views, we will retrace our steps back to Gorakshep and then continue on to Pheriche. The trail to Pheriche is relatively easy, taking around 2 hours, and passes through picturesque villages and beautiful rhododendron forests. Upon arrival in Pheriche, you’ll have dinner and an overnight stay at a local tea house.

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m) – 06 hrs.

Today we will be trekking back to Namche Bazaar, the trail takes around 6-7 hours and is relatively easy and downhill. We will pass through picturesque villages, and lush forests and cross several suspension bridges. Along the way, we will have the opportunity to take in the stunning mountain views, and experience the unique culture of the Sherpa people. Upon arrival in Namche Bazaar, you’ll have dinner and an overnight stay at a local tea house.

Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2,840 m) – 05 hrs.

Today we will be trekking back to Lukla, the trail takes around 7-8 hours and is relatively easy. We will pass through picturesque villages, and lush forests and cross several suspension bridges. Along the way, we will have the opportunity to take in the stunning mountain views, and experience the unique culture of the Sherpa people. Upon arrival in Lukla, you’ll have dinner and an overnight stay at a local tea house, which will be the last night of the trek

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,350 m).

The adventure is coming to an end as we take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. The flight offers spectacular views of the Himalayas as we make our way back to the city. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel for a well-deserved rest after a successful and memorable trek. You will have free time for the rest of the day to explore the city and reflect on the experiences of the past few weeks. Overnight stay in Kathmandu hotel.

Day 15: Departure day

Today is the last day of your trekking journey, and it’s time to say goodbye to Nepal. After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. You will have time to reflect on the amazing experiences and memories you’ve gained during the trek. The natural beauty of the mountains, the culture of the Sherpa people, and the sense of accomplishment you feel will stay with you forever. We hope you had a great time and we look forward to welcoming you back to Nepal soon. Safe journey!

What is included
  • Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and drop by private Car/Van/Bus
  • 3-night Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast & Bed during the trek
  • Everest National Park Trek permits & Local entrance fee
  • Teahouse accommodation while you are trekking
  • An experienced Government licensed holder Himalayan Guide and porter (one porter for two trekkers)
  • Food, salary, transportation, Accommodation, and local taxes for Guides & Porters
  • Local Transport, Car/Jeep/Van
  • Rescue operation management
What is not included
  • International airfare
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, snacks, laundry, phone calls, etc.
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the included services.
  • Emergency Evacuation cost
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any other services that are not mentioned in the included services.
Start Date End Date Price In US Dollar($) AVAILABILITY Booking
A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@safeholidayadventure.com

AVAILABILITY OPTIONS

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Your Program Duration = 11 days Days
All the Prices are in GBP (£) Per Person.
Danielle Carter

Trekking in Nepal was my dream since when I was kids. I and my few friends talked about Everest base camp 12 days trek in Nepal and we search in google best travel agency in Nepal then we found Safe holiday adventure and also Mr. Santosh(Best trekking guide in Nepal) who organize all our trip before and after the trek. we got very warm welcoming when we reach at Kathmandu airport then as per itinerary we went trekking, hike all the way up to Everest base camp and back to Kathmandu with safe holiday adventure and best guide Santosh. he was very helpful, kind and honest each and every moment during our trek, highly recommend you to go with him to the Himalaya. once again I would say as a client of a safe holiday adventure you can try this trekking agency for your safe and cheap trekking services.

Good luck ahead safe holiday and Santosh

Best wishes
Danielle

ferhan ture

I search on google and seen safe holiday adventure webpage than I sent a small message regarding EBC cheap and budget trek, then i received a very quick response and reasonable price for EBC trek than i trust and booked my EBC trek with this agency they provide me great services, take caring and clean and best lodges during the trek so I am thankful for safe holiday adventure and our Guide Who have guided us very well and care us, thank you, entire team,. Good Luck Ahead!!!!!!!

karol Gonda

Me and my friend went to Nepal for adventure trip to Everest base camp as it is world’s highest area trek. we have done this trek without any obstacles. we have done EBC kalapather and also a paradise valley trek Gokyo via Chola pass which is one of the finest trekking in Everest region. the view was magnificent each day in the vast Himalayan terrain of Nepal.
If you are looking for an adventure trip in nepal i would highly recommend you to go to everest chola pass trek as it takes 14 days from kathamndu to kathamndu.

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What is the cost of a cheap/budget Everest Base Camp trek?

The cost of a cheap/budget Everest Base Camp trek can vary depending on factors such as the time of year, group size, and the services included in the package. Generally, a budget trek can cost between $800 to $1,200 per person.

How long does it take to complete the trek?

The trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp and back typically takes around 12-14 days.

What is the best time to go on a cheap/budget Everest Base Camp trek?

The best time to go on a cheap/budget Everest Base Camp trek is during the shoulder seasons of September-November and March-May. These months have the best weather and fewer crowds.

What is the level of difficulty of the trek?

The trek to Everest Base Camp is considered to be moderately challenging, with a mix of steep inclines and descents, rocky terrain, and high altitude.

What is the salary of a guide and porter on a cheap/budget Everest Base Camp trek?

Guide and porter salary can vary depending on the trekking agency, the guide’s experience and qualifications, and other factors. On a cheap/budget Everest Base Camp trek, the salary for a guide and porter will typically be included in the cost of the trek package.

What kind of foods are provided during the trek?

During a cheap/budget Everest Base Camp trek, you will typically be provided with simple meals such as dal bhat (lentil soup and rice), various types of noodles, porridge, and some local dishes.

Is it necessary to tip the guide and porter?

Tipping is not mandatory, however, it is common practice to tip the guide and porter if you’re satisfied with their service. A typical tip is around 10-15% of the total cost of the trek.

Will the guide and porter carry my trekking gear?

The porter will carry your duffel bag and other trekking gear, while you will be responsible for carrying your personal daypack.

Will there be electricity and charging facilities available during the trek?

The power supply is limited in the mountains and charging facilities may not be available in all teahouses. It is recommended to bring a portable power bank to charge your devices during the trek.

What kind of accommodation is provided on a cheap/budget Everest Base Camp trek?

On a cheap/budget Everest Base Camp trek, you will typically stay in teahouses or lodges along the trail. These are basic accommodations with shared bathrooms and simple meals.

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