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Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

Updated at Jun 24, 2022by Mission Himalaya

Are you unknown of budget planning like how much will a trek to Everest Base Camp costs? Sure for all adventurers, the main query in the brainbox before confirming the Everest Base Camp Trek is 'How much does it cost? Everest Base Camp Trek Cost depends on numerous components and will be dissimilar for everyone. 

In this Blog, Mission Himalaya Treks have given brief details, knowledge, and instructions on how trekkers can assess the budget and preplan their maximum cost for Nepal Everest Trips. Mission Himalaya Treks is the best company for Everest Base Camp Trek so far.

Numerous trekkers think that trekking Everest will cost very huge and it is not a suitable holiday destination for hikers because of the difficulty of Everest Base Camp Trek. However, it is somehow true that Everest is not truly a tourist regular weekend holiday.

We provide numerous information and guidelines, Everest is still like many other trekking destinations in Nepal Himalayas. Honestly, trekkers who have perfect preparation, special information regarding height, altitude, and a friendly itinerary, can trek Everest at an average cost as well.

Mission Himalaya Treks have analyzed the cost for Everest Base Camp Trek. But the trekkers who love extra information like a suitable time to travel, where to accommodate, day to day itinerary preparation can call or message Mission Himalaya Everest Trek experts.

room and toilet in Everest Base camp trek
Bed and Toilets in Everest Base camp Trek

How to evaluate the reasonable cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The cost of Everest Base Camp Trek will be based on various factors like trekkers' mode of transportation, total holiday duration, hotel standards, and the path they take to travel to.

Nevertheless, the five supreme factors that will affect your full cost and budget for Everest Treks are:

1. Trekkers mode of Holiday

2. Shelter priority

3. Tourists' meals routine

4. Solo or dependent trek

5. Transportation Type

Except for those components, others are just supplements of those five principal elements. Get approximate throughout those five supreme and increase the number of participants for trekking with the traveling duration than the normal budget for EBC treks you can get.

Mission Himalaya Treks provides the essential information along with a separate cost. In fact, we describe it as trekking cost, teahouses cost, and self-expenditure that trekkers may require.

Charging your electronic device:

Everest is an unapproachable territory. So solar power rather than water electricity is used in higher elevations. As a result, transporting such a huge battery and inverter is inconvenient for them. Also, they have small power that is not enough for light in the dining hall and rooms as well. During the peak season, the gadget charges US$ 3 to 6 per hour in higher elevations. But in the offseason, the teahouses give tourists little discount and a few teahouses are free of cost.

Hiring cost of the Sleeping Bag:

Many trekkers may not have brought warm sleeping bags and down jackets for higher altitude trekking. Just for one-time use, fewer trekkers do not like to buy. If trekkers do not mind hiring sleeping bags and down jackets there are plenty of shops that rent the trekking equipment. The sleeping bag or down jacket rented costs per day US$ 1 per piece per day approximately.

Hot water cost in Trek:

Khumbu Region Trek is not a luxury trek like lower elevation destinations. Hot shower facilities may not be available in each and every teahouse in higher elevations. During a few seasons, even the water freezes due to extremely cold temperatures. Trekkers need to buy buckets of hot water for the shower. Teahouses may charge you US$ 3 to US$ 7 per bucket for your shower water.

Note: We do not suggest trekkers take showers after 4500 meters. We warmly suggest they use a wet tissue to clean their body once the temperature is extremely cold.

Drinking water cost:

Many travelers think that water in the trekking area is very clean and they can directly drink. It is somehow true but you are not used to drinking such stream water or water from a river. Our guide porters and locals drink direct water from the river. We will heartily suggest our valuable guests use pills or chlorine drops if they travel on a budget. Otherwise, they can buy mineral water from teahouses.

Everest base camp trek drinks cost
Everest Base Camp Trek Drinks

Note: at higher elevations, we suggest buying hot water or ginger lemon tea for drinking. It's very good for your throat and body. One liter of hot water cost US$ 2 to 5 depending on the elevation gained.

Shower Cost:

Many teahouses in lower elevations have gas geyser showers. They charge US$ 3 to 5 per person per shower.

Permits cost for Everest Base Camp Trek:

Everest Base Camp Trek is located in Everest National Park. Without a permit entering this area is totally illegal. You must buy the permits for the entrance to this park. The Everest Base Camp Trek permit costs NPR 3000 equivalent to US$ 26 for international tourists and NPR 1500 for SAARC countries trekkers. You need a copy of your passport to apply for this permit at Sagarmatha National Park.

Other entrance permits for Everest Base Camp is Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Gaunpalika Local permits. Individual trekkers or organized trekkers from the agency both need to pay NPR 2000 for that permit.

Note: Trekkers can buy Both National Park Permits and Pasang Lhamu Gaunpalika Permits after Flight to Lukla.

Also, note that both entrances permit cannot be used by your friend or cannot be refunded after your purchase. You need to show permits at different checkpoints in Khumbu territory.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost 2022-2023:

The Everest Base Camp Hike Cost mostly depends on your holiday style, which will be the most expensive factor in the whole trek expense. The numerous trekkers opt to travel by tiny airstrip flight. However, few other suitable modes of transportation are buses or private or sharing vehicles. A rare number of trekkers take a helicopter flight to Lukla as well.

The cost of each kind of traveling way will vary with each other. Mission Himalaya Treks will list a few figures about the optimal budget for the Everest trip and the selected mode of travel respectively.

Transportation Cost:

Everest Base Camp Trek cost by helicopter
Trekkers return by Helicopter after Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Traveling Everest by road trip? Trekkers need to buy jeep tickets from Kathmandu to Salleri.
  • Traveling Everest Base Camp by flight? Trekkers need to buy Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and return.
  • Searching for a Luxury trip to Everest Base Camp? Trekkers need to buy Kathmandu to Lukla and return tickets by Helicopter.
  • Note that: Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter sharing ticket is US$ 500 per person. If you have a group of 5, then the helicopter cost US$ 2000 per private helicopter.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla flight ticket by tiny airstrip US$ 185 per person per one way.
  • Kathmandu to Salleri driving by private jeep US$ 300
  • Kathmandu to Salleri driving by sharing vehicle US$ 35
  • When returning from the trekking and Vice versa respectively.

Note that: If trekkers will go to Everest Base Camp Trek by road, another 3 days extra is needed to reach Lukla from Salleri.

Meal and Teahouse Cost:

Everest Base Camp Trekking trails are well-organized or super-facilitated trekking destinations in the world. The hotels provide suitable accommodations to stay in and the best hygienic food as well. Since the Everest Base Camp Treks are at higher elevations, the teahouses trek is well organized. Due to higher elevation gain, goods transportation facilities are very costly. They need to transport by flight until they reach Lukla and transported by Porters, Yakes, or Naks until they teahouses. From Kathmandu to Gorakshep, the transportation of goods duration is 7 days. Few goods are transported by helicopter when they rescue flights. It is very expensive.

Teahouses' accommodation costs in lower elevations vary according to the category of lodges. Yeti Mountain Home, Everest View Hotel, and Rivendell Lodge are Expensive hotels in Everest Region. In most of the teahouses, the accommodation cost US$ 5 to 7 Per night for twin-sharing beds that are basic.

Trekkers can take local and organic foods in teahouses. The category of food cost varies. Per meal US$ 5 to 8 for veggies whereas for not veggies US$ 8 to 15 per meal.

Note: Per-day meals cost US$ 25 to 45 depending on the trekker's choice and elevation.

If trekkers take soup meals and dessert in combo the cost will be super expensive.

Potato and Spaghettis - Everest Base Camp Trek Organic Meal
Potato and Spaghettis Everest Base Camp Trek Organic Meal

Dependent Everest Base Camp Trek Cost:

Do not like to trek solo? Or do you like to hire a guide and porter for stress-free treks?

Sure the guide gives you a well-organized plan and acclimatization-friendly itinerary. He will trek next to you during the whole trip. Also, he will describe the mountain culture tradition and the Himalayas information. Since higher elevation carrying luggage is too stressful, just make your day backpack with water and valuables. It will addon oil to the success of your Everest Base Camp Trek.

The cost of a guide varies according to their experience and grading.

  • Normally the guide salary is US$ 20 to US35 per group.

Read this article Trekking Guide salary in Nepal?

  • Porter cost US$ 15 to 20 per porter.

Note: 2 paying guests can hire 1 porter.

Note: we warmly suggest bringing a local guide instead of choosing a foreign guide. Locals are experts with altitude and your health concerns. Also, they know hotels and budgets better than international guides.

Everest Base Camp Internet Cost:

Internet cost at Everest Base Camp is US$ 5 per day. But if you buy a US$ 20 Everest Link Sim card, you can use unlimited 2GB until your trek is finished. That wifi prepaid card is the most convenient and budgeted internet in Everest regions. Due to poor network, mobile network is less suggested by a few companies.

Drink cost:

Tea coffee or other drinks are also expensive on the Everest Base Camp Trek. The cost of Tea and coffee is US$ 1 to 3 per cup starting from Lower elevations to Higher elevations.

Everest Base camp Trek Lodges Menu
Everest Base camp Trek Lodges Food and Drinks Menu

Trekking solo or in Group:

Your full Everest Base Camp Trek budget depends on your trekking style: solo or in groups. If you are trekking Everest Base Camp with groups or mates, the total guide cost, porter cost, Guide flight cost, and your own accommodation cost, are divided between you and your group.

Minimum Cost for Everest Base Camp Trek:

Finally, we will give you a few round figures of your minimum budget for the Everest Trek if you are traveling in groups of two or more.

  1. Kathmandu hotel US$ 30 for 2 nights
  2. Flight face two way US$ 370 for both way
  3. Guide flight US$ 60 for two-way.
  4. Guide salary US$ 100 per trip
  5. Porter's salary is US$ 90 per trip.
  6. Permits US$ 45 per trip
  7. Meal and accommodation US$ 350 per trip
  8. Transportation is US$ 20 for a full trip
  9. Sleeping bag and down jacket US$ 25 per trip.
  10. Insurance is roughly US$ 100 per trip.
  11. Hot drinks, Hot shower, and battery Charge US$  200 per trip.
  12. Tips for trekking staff(No exactly can tell)
  13. The cost of a Nepal Visa is US$ 50 for 30 days of Multiple entries.
  14. Another extra cost in Kathmandu is US$ 100.

Except for those costs, your international flight, shopping, or extra activities are not mentioned above. So the total cost for Everest Base Camp is normally US$ 1640 per person.

Note: The cost can vary from US$ 1600 to US$ 6000 per person.

 

Faqs:

1. Is the Everest Base Camp Trek expensive?

No, the EBC trek is not expensive. The total cost of the trek is the result of the days of the tourist trek and the traveling way we mentioned before. If you travel to other destinations in the Himalayas, the cost will be more expensive due to poor transportation facilities and access.

2. How to reduce Everest Base Camp Trek cost?

The suitable way to reduce the trek cost of Everest Base Camp is to trek in a group joining at least two people. The Hotels, guide porter, and guide flight are also reasonable and can be divided into two pax.

Trekking to the Everest Base Camp With Mission himalaya
Trekking to the Everest Base Camp With Mission Himalaya

Conclusion:

Mission Himalaya Treks hope that the above information on the total cost of Everest Base Camp Trek is very helpful. If you have further queries, please do not hesitate to comment or query us. We will be very glad to answer your questions very quickly. You can also follow us on Instagram or WhatsApp and chat with us. We wish you a happy journey to the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal soon.

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