June 23, 2019
The most visited trekking path- Everest base camp trekking is a wonderful high Himalaya trek in Nepal.
Everest base camp trekking is not that easy to complete as some veteran trekkers said it is quite difficult trekking route and unpredictable weather adds further complications but if you are quite fit and plan your Everest base camp trek on right season and right months, the spring and autumn two seasons are the best trekking seasons in Nepal considering the temperature, visibility, Weather, wilderness and clear Trekking paths.
Likewise, the Everest base camp trek can be extends if you are willing to have your longer time in The mountain you can make 16 days Everest base camp and Gokyo trek via Chola pass as it is an adventure route in Everest region provides you just breathtaking Himalayan panorama, big blues lakes and massif Glacier.
Trekking in the heart of khumbu region shows you just alluring views of the towering mountains throughout the Sherpa villages, buddies Monasteries and heavenly made valley.
The total price for Everest base camp trekking will depends on few major things. For example, how many days would you like to spend in the mountain, the total number in your group, the Standard of your hotel in Kathmandu, Number of porters you need for trek, which season are you planning to visit so those all various factors determine the cost of this trek.
Among all of the various factors here we made a list which will determine the price for Everest base camp trekking:
Basically, Total price for Everest base camp trekking depends on those topics therefore you should aware yourself with all those factors.
The Everest base camp trekking is an adventure hiking route in Everest as it is most visited trekking route in Nepal and probably the best top ten trekking in the world.
Everest base camp trekking takes 12 days Kathmandu to Kathmandu but there are few alternative options if you want to add some days and discover more around. The total price for EBC trek is about $1200 US to $1500 US for 12 days including your both way flight tickets (Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu), 3 times food a day, guide, permits, local transports, tea house accommodations and Porters.
Everest base camp trekking can be extends towards Gokyo valley trekking via cholapass and trek back to Namche through Dole and Machhermmo. So if you want your trek just 12 days the cost will be different, 15 or 16 days to Gokyo will be different because all your food, guide salary taxes will be added thus, you should fix the trekking days in the mountain that will determine your trekking cost in total.
The 2nd major factors of price determination are your hotel standard in Kathmandu. During Everest base camp most of the settlements got very similar quality accommodation but in city is drastically different.
In general, Hotels standard classified in a 4 different categories for ex: Budget/Normal hotel, 2 star hotel, 3 Star Hotel, 4 star hotel and 5 star hotel so as you know that 4 or 5 star standard hotels are expensive cost more than 100$ a night minimum and others are quite reasonable therefore when you planed your trek for EBC you have to assured with your tour operator that what kind of accommodation you are getting in city and mountain both those factors determine the price of Everest base camp trekking.
Number 3rd, the total price for Everest base camp will depends on the group size, if you are trekking alone or solo trekkers cost more than group trekkers, because in the group all your sharing cost for trip such as Guide’s flight tickets, his salary, porter salary, transport, hotel everything will be divided between all of you in your group that means the price will be very reasonable but single trekkers does not have any one to share the price so he/she have to pay all for her entire trip.
Trekking to Everest base camp just by your own and a guide with you cost about 1600$ plus and for same itinerary, same service same things if you are trekking in a group cost 1200$ per person, so there is already 400$ different, however if you want to save some money than trekking in a group is the best option.
Are you taking a porter or Guide with you for Everest base camp trek? It is major factors to determine the total price. Having a trekking guide or porter that means you have to pay their expenses such as his flight ticket to Lukla and back, his Salary, tip after the trek all you have to manage.
If you are panning you holiday in peak season than the cost of your trip might be slightly more than trekking in low season (June to August and December to February).
There are limit professional trekking guides in high seasons (October -November & March – May) Thus, you have to be assured with your tour operator that your guide is experienced or not and available for you or not in high season similarly the cost will be slightly more in high season because professional guides are demanded and cost more.
Low season indicates rainy months, which is also known as a monsoon time in nepal as it is also quite popular for monsoon trekking for short trekking.
Likewise, in low season many guides does not have work so than you might get them on a low price too.
During, Everest base camp trekking room and food both are very important. Your rooms during EBC trek will be wooden made where you can have twin sharing bed in one room, most of the tea house now provides the small tea table in the room , Mattress, pillows, bed sheet , locker key will be provided from tea house and you will have private room.
The price for one twin bed room cost $10 US and if you wish to sleep with locals at dining hall that will be cheaper cost $3 US about.
As per the rules from that trekking region you have to eat at same lodge/tea house you are staying if not you have to pay 20 to $30 US as a penalty.
Similarly, the price for food while trekking in Everest base camp is about $4 to $12 US per meal. There will be some common Chinese Nepali, Indian and western foods such as friend noodles, Mo:mo, Chicken fry, Sizzler, Pizza, Soups, Spaghetti etc. If you are eating-meat item foods than the price will be relatively high and vegetable items are reasonable.
The drinking water cost some money such as mineral water cost about 1$ to 4 $ per liter, boiled water cost about the same and if you wish to drink normal cold water or tap water that is free, but not everywhere free water is safe to drink as them store the water in a tank for long time and not that clean enough to drink, thus boiled water or mineral water are recommended.
Including your food and tea house room in this trek cost about $30 US per day per person, because on top of your food & Room you have to pay your how shower battery charge, internet Wi-Fi, which are extra bills so in total you need about $35 to $40 US per person per day.
To be in the Himalaya of Everest region, we have to have Sagarmatha national park permit, as Sagarmatha is a Nepali name says touching your head to the sky is known as Mt. Everest.
The cost of Everest base camp trekking permit is $ 32 US per person that you can buy in Sagarmatha national park office at Monjo which is between Phakding and Namche bazaar, noted that you have to bring your passport to get Everest base camp trekking permit.
Everest region is a high altitude area trekking that means you may get some health related issues such as mountain sickness, heart disease or accidents, natural disasters so on….thus, you need to have your travel insurance which will covers when anything happens during this trek. It is really important to have insurance because Everest itself is remote area where helicopter and horse are the options to save you but in high trekking season you may not get this service on time too, therefore each and every single moment you spent in the trek has to be done carefully.
There are hundreds of travel insurance you can also Google it, and but from the god one for about month trip to Nepal cost $120 US up to $200 US. The final ward to say is without your quality insurance for Everest base camp trek will be unsafe and unmanageable holiday.
Flying from Kathmandu to Lukla is about 30 minute over the Mountains and massif valleys. Lukla is a popular Sherpa town as it is a gateway of Everest base camp and other many trekking paths in Everest. Approximate 138 km flight from Kathmandu you will reach at Lukla, tensing Hillary Airport
The price of Lukla flight tickets are as follows:
Western tourist cost: $ 170 x 2 (both way) = $ 340 US
Indian tourist cost: $ 140 x 2(both way) = $ 280 US
Nepali citizen cost: $120 US Both way
As you know that Everest base camp is the touristy area where thousands of trekkers fly in high season therefore it is important that your flight ticket need to be book few month ago you arrive in Nepal.
Trekking to Everest base camp has also another option via jiri, you take a bus from Kathmandu to Jiri or even further up now you can get road than walk few days following the classic trekking route through the Sherpa farmland, village forest and Lamjura pass.
The bus ticket cost about 10$ per person from Kathmandu to Lukla and takes about 12 hour drive. If you wish to follow the classic trekking route via jiri than it takes 7 days to reach Lukla otherwise you can skip some days now taking jeep drive.
Tipping is not compulsion as you already paid to the agency but in tourism sector especially field staff expects some tip.
Your guide he will take care of you during your trek and also share many previous experiences likewise, porters carry your bag packs, thus after your successful Everest trekking you have to make them happy with your good tip.A guide per day cost about $ 35 & Porter cost about 25 a day so you can multiply the total days you are taking them and give them 35% of total which is usually all trekkers does.
Day 1: flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding.
Flight cost- both way $340 US
Lunch & Dinner cost-$ 15
Day 02: Phakding to Namche bazaar.
Breakfast cost- $ 6
Lunch at Jorsally- $6- $8
Dinner at Namche- $7
Day 03: Rest day at Namche bazaar
Hot shower- $ 3.5
Day 04: Namche to Tyangboche.
Breakfast- $ 7
Hot shower- $5
WiFi- $5- $7
Day 05: Tyangboche to Dingboche.
Breakfast- $ 8
Lunch- $ 7
Hot shower- $5
Day o6: Dingboche rest day
Lunch- $ 7
Dinner- $ 7
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche
WiFi card: 5 or $ 10 on choice
Hot shower: $ 10
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep- EBC- Gorakshep
Dinner- $ 10
WiFi card: $5 or 10 on choice to buy
Day 10: Gorakshep to Pangboche.
Hot shower- $3.5
Day 11: Pangboche to Namche
Lunch- $ 8
Dinner- $ 8
Hot shower: $ 3.4
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Breakfast- $ 6
Lunch- $ 6
Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu
Breakfast: $ 6
Note: From Lukla to Everest base camp and back via same way the quality of accommodation will be in Tea House cost $5 per Head during entire Journey per day.