Everest Base Camp Budget Trek
Everest Base Camp Budget Trek
Everest Base Camp Budget Trek
Everest Base Camp Budget Trek
Everest Base Camp Budget Trek

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek

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Trip Duration:

12 days

Trekking area:

Everest region

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Best Season:

March to May/ September to November


By private vehicle and on plane

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Overview of Everest Base Camp Budget Trek

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime while keeping your wallet intact? Look no further! The Everest Base Camp Budget Trek offers the opportunity to conquer the legendary Himalayas without denting your finances. With its incredible scenery, cultural experiences, and affordable pricing, this trek is a true adventure seeker's dream come true.

Adventure on a Dime: The Secrets to Affordability and Unbeatable Inclusions of the Everest Base Camp Budget Trek

The Everest Base Camp Budget Trek is designed to make your Himalayan dreams a reality without straining your finances. Here's how it does it:

Affordable Accommodation:

While you'll enjoy comfortable teahouse lodges, these are wallet-friendly compared to luxury accommodations.

Local Guides and Porters:

This trek includes the services of experienced local guides and porters, ensuring your safety and comfort while supporting the local economy.

Economical Dining:

Most meals are included, saving you the hassle of searching for food and providing you with a taste of local cuisine.

Group Discounts:

The more, the merrier! Group treks offer additional cost savings, making it a fantastic option for friends and solo travelers alike.

Unlock the Himalayan Adventure: Discover the Everest Base Camp Budget Trek – Your Epic Journey at Unbelievable Rates!

The Everest Base Camp Budget Trek package typically ranges from $1,200 to $1,800 per person. The cost can vary based on factors such as group size, trek duration, and inclusions. Keep in mind that this budget-friendly option does not compromise on the quality of your experience.

Epic Moments Unveiled: The Pinnacle Experiences of the Everest Base Camp Budget Trek!

Spectacular Scenery:

Enjoy breathtaking views of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse.

Cultural Immersion:

Interact with the friendly Sherpa people and visit monasteries that hold centuries of history and tradition.

Thrilling Adventure:

Trek through the rugged terrain, cross suspension bridges, and conquer the challenging Kala Patthar viewpoint.

Everest Base Camp:

Stand where legendary mountaineers prepare for their ascents, an experience that few can claim.

Incredible Flora and Fauna:

Discover the unique Himalayan ecosystem, including rare wildlife and vibrant rhododendron forests.

Map Route of the Trek:

[ Kathmandu- Lukla- Phakding- Namche Bazar- Rest in Namche- Tengboche- Chhukung- Lobuche via Kong La Pass- Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep- Return to Gorakshep- Hike to Kala Patthar-return to Pheriche-Tengboche- Namche Bazaar-Lukla- Kathmandu]

Best Season to Trek Everest Base Camp:

The best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Budget Trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these times, the weather is clear, and you'll enjoy moderate temperatures, making it an ideal time to trek.

What Will Comprise in This Budget-Friendly EBC Trek:

Your budget-friendly package includes:

Airport Transfers: Arrival and departure transfers in Kathmandu and Lukla.

Accommodation: Teahouse lodging along the trekking route.

Meals: Most meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

Permits: Sagarmatha National Park and TIMS permits.

Guides and Porters: Experienced local guides and porters.

Internal Flights: Round-trip flights between Kathmandu and Lukla.

First Aid: Basic first aid supplies for your safety.

Package Cost During Peak Season and Off-Season:

  • Peak Season (Spring and Autumn): The cost typically ranges from $1,500 to $1,800 per person.
  • Off-Season (Monsoon and Winter): The cost may be as low as $1,200 per person during the off-season, offering a great deal for budget-conscious trekkers. However, be prepared for challenging weather conditions.


Fitness Preparation: Prepare physically and mentally for the trek to ensure an enjoyable experience.

Packing List: Make a comprehensive packing list to ensure you have all the necessary gear and clothing for varying weather conditions.

Acclimatization: Follow the acclimatization schedule to reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

Travel Insurance: Invest in travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and medical emergencies.

Responsible Trekking: Respect the local culture, environment, and wildlife during your journey.


Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a novice, this budget-friendly package of Everest Base Camp is designed to provide you with an unforgettable experience in the lap of the world's highest peaks.

Don't miss your chance to embark on this epic journey - book your Everest Base Camp Budget Trek today and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek Itinerary

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Your journey to Everest Base Camp begins with an early morning flight from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. The flight itself is an exciting experience, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks.

Early Morning Flight to Lukla (2860 m):

You'll need to arrive at the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport early in the morning (around 5:30 am) to ensure you get a good spot in line. Weather conditions in the mountains can change rapidly, so early flights are recommended for a better chance of clear skies.
The thrilling 30-minute flight to Lukla takes you over lush hills, picturesque villages, and eventually, the towering Himalayan peaks. The landing at Lukla's short and sloping runway is an adventure in itself.
Once in Lukla, you'll have a short wait for your trekking permits to be processed at the airport. Enjoy the stunning mountain views while you wait.

Start of Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2610 m):

After the permit check, you'll begin your trek from Lukla. The trail initially descends, passing through small villages and lush green landscapes. The path follows the Dudh Koshi River, and you'll cross several suspension bridges, providing exciting glimpses of the river below and the surrounding hills.
The trek is relatively easy on this first day, with a gradual descent.

Lunch at Ghat:

You'll walk through the village of Chheplung and then reach Ghat, where you can stop for lunch at one of the teahouses.
After lunch, continue your trek
Arrival in Phakding:

After 4-5 hours of trek, you'll reach Phakding. Phakding is a small village nestled along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. You can choose a suitable place to stay, and your guide (if you have one) can assist you with this.
After settling into your accommodation, you can explore the village or relax by the river, enjoying the serene atmosphere.
Evening and Overnight Stay:

Have dinner at the teahouse, where you can try local Nepali dishes or other meal options.
It's a good idea to start hydrating well and take it easy to acclimatize to the altitude.

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Trek Lodge

Start of the Day:

After a night's rest in Phakding, you'll start your day with a hearty breakfast at your teahouse or lodge.
Check your daypack and ensure you have enough water, snacks, and necessary gear like warm clothing and rain protection.

Trek to Namche Bazaar:

The trail starts with a crossing of the Dudh Koshi River on a suspension bridge. You'll feel the excitement building as you continue your trek.
You'll pass through the village of Toktok and Monjo. At Monjo, you'll need to show your permits for entry into the Sagarmatha National Park. It's also an excellent place for a lunch stop.
Jhorsale and the Gateway to Sagarmatha National Park:

Beyond Monjo, the path gradually ascends. You'll come across the village of Jhorsale and cross another suspension bridge.
The entrance gate to Sagarmatha National Park is not far from here, and it's worth taking a moment to enjoy the stunning view of the towering Thamserku (6608 m) and Kongde Ri (6187 m) mountains.
Challenging Ascent to Namche Bazaar:

As you continue ascending, you'll reach a junction. The path to the right leads to the Everest Base Camp, while the one to the left takes you to Namche Bazaar.

The last part of the ascent is known as the "Namche Hill," which is quite steep. Take your time and move at your own pace to acclimatize properly.
Arrival in Namche Bazaar:

On your arrival, you will wonder ,Namche Bazaar  offers stunning views of Everest and surrounding peaks.
You'll notice a significant change in the landscape as you enter the bustling streets filled with lodges, shops, bakeries, and cafes.
Check into your teahouse or lodge, where you'll spend the night.
Evening and Overnight Stay:

In the evening, you can explore the vibrant market, visit the local bakery for a taste of their famous apple pie, and enjoy a hot shower,  warm dinner and well-deserved rest.
 Namche Bazaar is the perfect place for a rest day to adjust to the higher altitude, but if you're feeling good, you can continue with your trek.



all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Trek Lodge

Sleep In and Enjoy Breakfast:

Begin the day by allowing yourself a bit of extra sleep. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your teahouse or lodge.

Savor the stunning mountain views from the dining area.

Hike to Everest View Hotel (optional):

One of the most popular acclimatization activities in Namche Bazaar is hiking to the Everest View Hotel, which is located at 3,880 meters.
The trail offers panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and other surrounding peaks.

Visit the Sherpa Museum:

Explore the Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazaar. It provides valuable insights into the culture, history, and mountaineering heritage of the Sherpa people.
The museum is informative and worth the visit to better understand the region and its traditions.
Shop and Explore:

Spend some time exploring Namche Bazaar's bustling market. It's a hub for trekkers and climbers, and you can find everything from trekking gear to souvenirs.
Visit the local shops and perhaps pick up some mementos of your trek.

Rest and Hydrate:

Take advantage of your rest day by relaxing at your teahouse or lodge.
Continue to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. 

Attend Acclimatization Lecture (if available):

Some teahouses and lodges in Namche Bazaar offer evening lectures on high-altitude acclimatization. These can provide valuable information and tips for your trek.

Plan for the Next Day:

Use this day to review your trekking plans with your guide or trekking partners, and confirm your itinerary.
Double-check your gear and make any necessary adjustments or replacements.
Dine and Rest:

Have dinner at your teahouse or lodge, and enjoy a good night's sleep.

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Trek Lodge

Early Start:

Begin your day with an early breakfast at your teahouse or lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Ensure that you're properly layered up for the day's trek as it can get cold, especially in the morning.
Start of the Trek:

As you leave Namche Bazaar, the trail initially descends for a short distance, taking you to a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River.

The path then ascends through rhododendron and pine forests. You'll reach the small settlement of Kyangjuma, where you can take a break and enjoy the views of the Khumbu region.
Descent to Phunki Tenga:

The trail descends steeply to Phunki Tenga, a village located beside the Dudh Koshi River. This part of the trek can be physically demanding.

After crossing the river, you'll face a challenging ascent up to Tengboche.  The final approach to Tengboche offers magnificent views of Ama Dablam, and you'll get your first glimpse of the Tengboche Monastery perched on the hill.

Arrival in Tengboche:
Upon arrival, check into your teahouse or lodge and settle into your accommodation.

Visit Tengboche Monastery:

Take some time to visit the Tengboche Monastery, a spiritual and cultural hub of the region.
If your timing is right, you might be able to witness a prayer ceremony at the monastery, which is a serene and deeply spiritual experience.
Evening, Dining, Rest and Overnight Stay:

Spend the evening in Tengboche, enjoying the tranquility of the village and the surrounding mountains.Have dinner at your teahouse or lodge. It's an opportunity to try some hearty, warm meals, and take rest.

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Trek Lodge

Morning in Tengboche:

Start your day with a warm breakfast at your teahouse or lodge in Tengboche. 

Beginning the Trek:

The trek begins by descending through rhododendron and pine forests, taking you back to Phunki Tenga.
From here, you'll cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, and the trail gradually ascends again.

En route Lunch in Pangboche:

The trail leads you to the picturesque village of Pangboche (3930 m), which is known for its beautiful monastery. You will pause here for your day lunch.

After lunch, the trek continues as you leave Pangboche, ascending gently through a landscape dotted with mani walls, prayer flags, and chortens.
You'll pass through Somare, a smaller village with fewer teahouses, offering a quieter atmosphere for a quick rest.
A Steady Ascent to Chhukung:

From Somare, you'll continue your ascent towards Chhukung. The trail takes you through a high alpine desert-like environment with less vegetation.
The final stretch is a steady climb to Chhukung, which sits in a stunning glacial valley.
Arrival in Chhukung:

After 5-6 hours of trek you will arrive at Chhukung. Check into your teahouse or lodge in Chhukung and settle in.
In the afternoon, you can explore the village and its surroundings, which offer breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.

Dining, Restand Overnight Stay:

The clear nights in Chhukung provide an excellent opportunity for stargazing. Have dinner at your teahouse or lodge, where you can try some local and hearty mountain cuisine. Get a good night's rest as you'll continue to gain altitude.

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Trek Lodge

Early Start:

This day begins early in the morning. Have a hearty breakfast at your teahouse in Chhukung.
Ensure you're dressed warmly and in layers, as the morning can be quite cold.

Setting Out:

Leave Chhukung and start your trek towards the Kongma La Pass.
The initial section involves a steep ascent on rocky terrain. Take your time and go at your own pace to conserve energy.

Climbing Kongma La Pass (5535 m):

The ascent to Kongma La is challenging and demanding.Once you reach the top of Kongma La, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Ama Dablam.
Spend some time at the pass to appreciate the grandeur of the Himalayas and capture some memorable photos.

Descending to Lobuche:

The descent from Kongma La Pass can be steep and rocky. You'll pass through a vast glacial moraine and eventually reach the village of Lobuche.
The hike down is quite strenuous on your knees and joints, so take it slowly.

Arrival in Lobuche:

After 7-8 hours of long trek, finaklly you will reach at Lobuche where your guide help you to check into your teahouse or lodge in Lobuche and rest after the challenging day.

Dining and Rest:

Have dinner at your teahouse or lodge, and enjoy a warm meal to refuel after the demanding trek.
Rest well in preparation for the upcoming days.


Early Start:

Begin your day with an early breakfast at your teahouse in Lobuche.
Dress in warm layers and prepare your daypack with essentials, including snacks, water, and your trekking permits.

Trek to Gorakshep:

The initial section of your trek takes you through a rocky and barren landscape as you leave Lobuche behind.
The trail gradually ascends to Gorakshep. Upon reaching Gorakshep, check into your teahouse or lodge. Drop your backpack and rest for a while to prepare for the trek to Everest Base Camp.
Hike to Everest Base Camp (5364 m):

From Gorakshep, the trail to Everest Base Camp is a challenging but exhilarating hike.
As the path, the altitude can make it physically demanding. Take it slow, and stop for rests as needed.
As you approach Everest Base Camp, you'll catch your first sight of the colorful prayer flags and tents that mark the base camp area.
Spend some time at Everest Base Camp, soak in the atmosphere, and take photos to commemorate your achievement.

Retrace to Gorakshep:

After your time at Everest Base Camp, you'll retrace your steps back to Gorakshep, which takes approximately 2 hours.
The return journey allows you to reappreciate the stark beauty of the Khumbu region and the breathtaking mountain scenery.

Dining and Rest:

Have dinner at your teahouse or lodge in Gorakshep. This day's trek is physically demanding, and proper rest is essential for your well-being.


Morning Hike to Kala Patthar:

Begin your day early in the morning before sunrise. The hike to Kala Patthar is best done in the pre-dawn hours for a magnificent view of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks.
Enjoy a quick breakfast at your teahouse in Gorakshep and carry a headlamp or flashlight for the early start.
Ascent to Kala Patthar (5545 m):

The trail from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar is relatively steep and challenging but incredibly rewarding.
Reach Kala Patthar's summit, the highest point on your trek, which offers one of the best views of Mount Everest. It's a breathtaking sight, especially during the sunrise.

Don't forget to take plenty of photos to capture this memorable moment.

Return to Gorakshep and Lunch:
After enjoying the stunning sunrise and taking in the views, make your way back down to Gorakshep, which should take about 2 hours.
Have a well-deserved lunch at your teahouse in Gorakshep.

Trek to Pheriche:

After lunch, begin your descent from Gorakshep as you make your way back down to lower altitudes.
The trail is generally downhill, which makes for an easier trek compared to the ascent to Kala Patthar.

On your way down, you'll pass through Lobuche. You can take a break in this village, explore the surroundings, and enjoy the view of the nearby peaks.

Continue your trek through the picturesque landscapes of the Khumbu region as you make your way to Pheriche.

Dining and Rest:

Have dinner at your teahouse or lodge in Pheriche and rest well. 

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Trek Lodge

Morning Start:

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at your teahouse in Pheriche. It's essential to fuel up for the day's trek.
Ensure you're dressed appropriately for the changing altitudes and weather conditions.
Leaving Pheriche:

Depart Pheriche and start your descent, leaving behind the high-altitude landscapes.

You'll reach Orsho, a small settlement along the trail. It's an excellent place for a brief rest.

Lunch in Somare:

Continue your descent to Somare, where you can enjoy the serene atmosphere and beautiful scenery. Your guide will find the best teahouse to sover your lunch. After lunch, you will continue your trek.

En route to Tengboche:

As you descend further, you'll pass through Pangboche, offering another opportunity to visit the monastery if you missed it on your way up.

Arrival in Tengboche:

Reach Tengboche, you'll find the famous Tengboche Monastery, where you can again explore or attend a prayer ceremony if you're interested.
Check into your teahouse or lodge in Tengboche and settle in for the night.

Dining and Rest:

Have dinner at your teahouse or lodge in Tengboche and get a good night's rest 

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Trek Lodge

Morning Start:

Begin your day with a warm breakfast at your teahouse or lodge in Tengboche. Ensure you have packed your gear and are dressed appropriately for the trek back to Namche Bazaar.

Trek to Namche Bazaar:

As you leave Tengboche, the trail leads you through the dense rhododendron forests, which are especially beautiful when in bloom.

Passing Through Pangboche and Somare:

You'll pass through the villages of Pangboche and Somare as you descend.

Journey to Orsho and the Bridge:

The trail takes you to Orsho, a small settlement along the route.
You'll cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, marking the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park.

After crossing the bridge, the path begins to ascend as you make your way back to Namche Bazaar.
The trail offers the opportunity to enjoy the views of the Himalayan peaks and the surrounding hills.
Arrival in Namche Bazaar:

Reach Namche Bazaar, you'll be greeted by the colorful streets filled with teahouses, shops, and the vibrant market.
Check into your teahouse or lodge in Namche Bazaar, where you can relax and reflect on your journey.
Evening in Namche Bazaar:

Spend the evening in Namche Bazaar, exploring the market, visiting shops, and perhaps picking up some souvenirs.
Enjoy the lively atmosphere and the variety of dining options available in town.

Dining and Rest:

Have dinner at your teahouse or lodge in Namche Bazaar, where you can savor a variety of cuisines.
Rest well in preparation for the upcoming stages of your trek, which will lead you to Lukla and the conclusion of your journey.

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Trek Lodge

Early Start:

Begin your day with an early breakfast at your teahouse or lodge in Namche Bazaar. Ensure you have your gear packed and are ready for the final trekking day.

Trek to Lukla:

The trail from Namche Bazaar initially involves a steep descent to Phakding. The path takes you through forests, past prayer wheels, and offers glimpses of the river and surrounding hills.

After reaching Phakding, continue your trek towards Choplung, where you'll be able to enjoy day lunch and refreshments.

Final Ascent to Lukla:

The last part of your trek involves a gradual ascent back to Lukla. You'll pass through the villages of Ghat, Chheplung, and Thado Koshi along the way. As you near Lukla, the path becomes more populated, and you'll notice the familiar sights of shops and lodges.

Arrival in Lukla:

Reach Lukla, the town where your Everest Base Camp adventure began. Check into your teahouse or lodge in Lukla, where you can relax and celebrate the successful completion of your trek.

Evening in Lukla:

Spend your final evening in Lukla reflecting on your incredible journey. You can share your experiences with fellow trekkers and perhaps explore the town one last time.

Dining and Rest:

Have dinner at your teahouse or lodge in Lukla, where you can enjoy a celebratory meal.
Rest well and prepare for your flight back to Kathmandu the next day.

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Trek Lodge

Morning Flight Preparation:

You'll start your day early to catch your flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Be sure to check the flight schedule and arrive at the Lukla Airport with ample time before your departure.

The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu offers spectacular views of the Himalayan peaks. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery one last time as you head back to the capital.

Arrival in Kathmandu:

Upon landing in Kathmandu, you'll be greeted by the vibrant atmosphere of the city. Depending on your flight's arrival time, you can decide how to spend your day in Kathmandu.
Departure Option:

If you plan to depart on the same day, make sure you have your departure arrangements in order, including any necessary transfers to the international airport.
If time allows, you may visit some of the cultural and historical sites in Kathmandu, such as Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (the Monkey Temple), or Boudhanath Stupa for a last taste of Nepal's rich heritage.

Extension Option:

If you choose to extend your stay in Nepal, you can explore more of the country's attractions, embark on other treks, or engage in cultural experiences.
Consider visiting other regions of Nepal, such as Pokhara for its lakes and mountain views, or Chitwan for wildlife safaris.

Accommodation and Dining:

Depending on your plans, you can either check into your accommodation in Kathmandu or continue your journey to your next destination.
Enjoy a meal in a local restaurant, where you can savor Nepalese cuisine one more time or explore international dining options.
Reflect and Plan:

Take some time to reflect on your Everest Base Camp adventure. Plan your next steps, whether that involves returning home or continuing your exploration of Nepal.
Final Preparations:

Ensure that you have all your belongings in order, including your trekking gear and souvenirs.
Verify your travel documents, flight details, and any onward transportation.


Everest Base Camp Budget Trek Include / Exclude

Cost Includes

Include in Cost 

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle with official Representative 
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (Hotel Alpine and Apartment)
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek with Twin sharing Bed 
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome or farewell dinners with cultural show 
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee 
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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Additional Information

Everest Base Camp Trekking Equipment’s & Packing List

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance

  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts

  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions

  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)

  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs

  • Sunglasses with UV protection

  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)

  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops

  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover

  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

  • Down vest and/or jacket *

  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.

  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves

  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs

  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts

  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers

  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)

  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers

  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks

  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks

  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)

  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals

  • Cotton socks (optional)

  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version

  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*

  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)

  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)

  • 1 large duffel bag *

  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding

  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags

  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)

  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)

  • 1 skin-blister repair kit

  • Anti-diarrhea pills

  • Anti-headache pills

  • Cough and/or cold medicine

  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide

  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.

  • Water purification tablets or water filter

  • 1 set of earplugs

  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit

  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches

  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)

  • 1 alarm clock/watch

  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries

  • large Ziplocs

  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)

  • 1 small folding knife

  • Binoculars (optional)

  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel

  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

  • Deodorants

  • Nail clippers

  • Face and body moisturizer

  • Female hygiene products

  • Small mirror

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)

  • Tissue /toilet roll

  • Anti-bacterial hand wash

  • Reading book

  • Trail map/guide book

  • Journal and pen

  • iPod

  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)

  • 1 modest swim suit

  • Binoculars (optional)

  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)

  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow


Everest base camp trek cost from India

We offer Everest Base Camp trekking from India as well we have few corporate, GIT and FIT trekkers from all over the India. Major client from India we have Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and Kolkata, we have some Local agency as well them. If you are planning to trip alone, you can join with us in our Fixed departure date departure from March to May and September to December end. Cost is depending up to your budget and some fact likewise, Food Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, Guide and personal and group porters and food and accommodation during the trekking as well 

General Cost for Everest Base camp in Indian Rupee, international flight from India to Kathmandu you can book by yourself and from Kathmandu to Kathmandu Service we offer as below 

Trekking and Logistic Package: INR 50,000

Kathmandu to Lukla and Kathmandu Flight: INR 17,500

Total Cost in General: INR 67,500

If you are planning trekking in Group or want to join in Fixed departure date or planning with couple, please Call us on WhatsApp and Viber +9779851012358

Nepal Visas information

Visa Facility Duration Fee

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:

January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual. 

April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.

June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds. 

October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

General things about culture and language

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)”

Important requirement during the trek

Actual Adventure is a local trekking operator and we always update about weather and
climate in the mountain, this list is a guideline to help you pack for your Everest base camp trek 12 days Budget and short trekking. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porters but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.Important documents and itemsHead
Upper Body
Lower Body
Rucksack and Travel Bags
Practical Items
Personal Hygiene
 Please pack your packing lightly “for a trip can be exciting. But unpacking is always depressing”
  Stay Safe


The overall cost of the trek can vary between $1000 and $1500 USD, depending on factors like the travel agency chosen, fluctuations in plane fares, permit expenses, and the cost of food and accommodation during peak and off-peak seasons. However, we're pleased to offer a budget-friendly package that reduces the cost to $1000 USD, making it a more affordable option compared to previous pricing.

The cost for the Everest Base Camp Trek typically falls in the range of $1000 to $1500 USD. If you opt for the more luxurious Everest Base Camp Trek, it may involve higher expenses, but there's no need to be overly concerned. You can make a 40% advance payment during the booking process, and the remaining payment can be settled upon your arrival in Kathmandu. To be on the safe side, it's advisable to carry some extra funds in Nepali currency for emergencies, as ATM services are limited, and local currency is often required for expenses during the trek to Everest Base Camp.

The best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek are the pre-monsoon (spring) season, running from March to May, and the post-monsoon (autumn) season, from September to November. During these periods, the weather is generally stable, offering clear skies and excellent visibility, making it ideal for trekking. The temperatures are moderate, the trails are more accessible, and the stunning Himalayan landscapes are at their most breathtaking. These seasons also coincide with Nepal's major festival periods, adding cultural richness to the trekking experience.

For an Everest Base Camp budget trek in Nepal, you typically need two main permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit (formerly known as the TIMS card). These permits are necessary to enter the Everest region and help fund conservation and maintenance efforts. The cost of these permits can vary depending on your nationality and the specific region you plan to visit. It's essential to check with the local authorities or a reliable trekking agency for the most up-to-date information on permit requirements and fees, as these can change over time.

Additionally, you may need to obtain other necessary documents, such as a visa for entry into Nepal and insurance coverage, so be sure to plan and prepare accordingly.

There's no age limit for the Everest Base Camp adventure. Your physical strength and mental well-being are the only factors that matter. So, ensure you're well-prepared before embarking on the Everest Base Camp Trek.

While it's not mandatory, having a guide and porter during the Everest Base Camp Budget Trek is highly recommended for several reasons. A local guide provides invaluable knowledge of the terrain, culture, and ensures your safety at high altitudes. They can also assist with any unforeseen circumstances. Porters, on the other hand, help lighten your load, allowing you to enjoy the trek more comfortably. Their support ensures you can focus on the breathtaking scenery and experiences while they manage the heavy lifting, making your journey both enjoyable and less strenuous.

 The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is considered moderately challenging. It involves daily hiking at high altitudes, which can be physically demanding. The trek requires a good level of fitness and the ability to acclimatize to altitude changes. It's not a technical climb, but the rugged terrain and varying weather conditions can add to the challenge. With proper preparation, acclimatization, and a reasonable fitness level, many trekkers of different ages and experience levels successfully complete this incredible journey, making it more about determination and resilience than extreme difficulty.

Client Reviews

 Polina Khristo and Nitzan 

 Polina Khristo and Nitzan 


28th Aug, 2022

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek I and my husband went trekking at Everest region. We booked flight to Lukla and back from Kedar. Kedar and his Agency Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd were very responsible and took care of us all over the trip. It was pleasure working with Kedar.   Regards with  Polina Khristo and Nitzan Address : Mishar 120 , Israel  Polina Israel

Dexon Brooks,


28th Aug, 2022

Good people, Excellent trek I had a nice experience with Actual Adventure on my trek to EBC. The services were great and the price was reasonable in terms of other companies. I found the staffs very cooperative and concerned. Kedar the manager of the company was very honest and trustworthy. I personally dedicate this company to everyone going Nepal. 

Ethan Ward

United Kingdom

28th Aug, 2022

Felt like home My trek to the Everest Base Camp was a great experience. I did the trek with actual adventure company which was suggested by a friend who went there before. The company provided a very warm and homely environment. I really love the guide Hari and his service. The management was perfect and I will surely join them for my next adventure.  Ethan Ward London, United Kingdom

Androson Diaz

United Kingdom

28th Aug, 2022

Remarkable Management This company is great for any kind of Adventure. I did the Everest Base Camp trek and it was a wonderful experience. Kedar and team organized trekking was great. Good food, good companions and great service results a remarkable trek indeed! 

Mark Allen, Malta


28th Aug, 2022

Lifetime Experience   I really loved my experience to the Everest Base Camp with Actual Adventure. We were a group of 10 people travelling together and each of the members were equally loved and respected in spite of having some physical differences. The guides were great and all the company staffs were extremely talented. We had no problems regarding accommodation and food. Everything was perfect and we ended up having a perfect trek! Mark Allen, Malta Denmark

Jenny White

United States

28th Aug, 2022

Great Service   For me Actual Adventure is a best trekking company in Kathmandu. I have personally trekked with this company to the Everest Base Camp and it was a wonderful trek of a life time. The foods were awesome and the guide was very humble and friendly. The tea houses where we stayed provided a wonderful service as well. I highly recommend this company. Jenny White USA

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