Everest Base Camp Trek Cost [Updated]

Everest Base Camp Trek is the best among the best-trekking destinations in the entire world. It is a once in a lifetime experience. To explore the highest land in the world and to observe Mt. Everest(8848) from close is one of the best things to do in the world. Everest Base Camp Trek is a perfect package to utilize your valuable travel time. You will not regret it after. Following the footprints of the early pioneers and reaching the historic land of Mt. Everest can be your highest achievement.

While deciding about any trip, What is your first thought? Well, it is a destination. But what after that? It is cost. Yes, it is an excellent thing to think about the cost before any trip. After all, you want to expense it wisely so you do care about Everest Base Camp Trek Cost. Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most economical and affordable treks to do. Your every money paid here will make sense. You will get the experience more valuable than your money.

Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular trek in the entire world. People from all over the world do this trek for sighting Mt. Everest from closer. Many adventurers have already walked the trails of Everest Base Camp Trek. But still, the flow to the Everest region is the same as ever. The Everest Base Camp Trek should be in the bucket list of every other who have not decided about this journey yet.

This Everest Base Camp Trek is not that expensive. Everest Base Camp Trek cost depends upon the Package, Food, Accommodation, Permit fees, gears, travel insurance and other expenses. These factors are the basic ones that you must have to pay for in any kind of trek.

As, if you pick the Helicopter Trek package, the cost increases with it. The Helicopter Trek is more expensive than the usual trek. On the other side, there are also some luxurious packages for luxury seekers; they cost even more. So, it’s your choice to make the trek expensive or cheaper.

Life Himalaya Trekking has several packages that range from 999USD to 4590USD-Starting from Budget Everest Base Camp Trek to Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek.

So, read this article to know about every kind of cost related to Everest Base Camp Trek Cost. Also, there are some best selling Everest Base Camp Trek packages of Life Himalaya Trekking.

Breakdown of Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

Life Himalaya Trekking has a classical Everest Base Camp Trek, the most popular package for $1290. This classical journey lasts 14 days, and you will explore every part of the Everest region the way you wished.

Before joining Everest Base Camp Trek, you will surely want to know about the included costs of the package.

So, here down below is detailed information about all the basic Everest Base Camp Trek costs:

Food Cost

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Food is the most essential expense of this entire Everest Base Camp Trek Cost. The Hygenic food is a must for any of the trekking. The foods you will be eating over the days of the trek determines the entire trek experience.

The trekking trails of EBC are all full of food providing tea houses and lodges. It is also famous as the Teahouse trek, you will find a new teahouse every hour-long walk. So, it is not necessary to carry lots of food items in your bag. Instead, you can take some dry foods and energy bars for your needs.

The tea houses of the trails provide a variety of meal items, from local cuisine to continental foods. The most popular meal is the local Nepali DalBhat, which is also popular as Nepali trekking food. But remember that, the price of meals changes with the change in the altitudes. That is due to the high transportation cost of the raw materials from the lower regions.

Most of the teahouses charge around 5 to 15 USD for one meal. It all depends upon where you are eating and what you are eating. For your good, choose a vegetarian menu over non-veg. Because people of the higher region of Everest do not kill animals for meat purposes. The meat comes from lower regions, so the meat is unclean and old.

Accommodation Cost

Accommodation is one of the prominent factors escalating Everest Base Camp Trek Cost. There are ample accommodation facilities in the trails of Everest Base Camp Trek. It is easy to find accommodation during the Winter and Monsoon seasons. But during the Autumn and Spring seasons, it is tough to get the shelter of your choice. So, if you are traveling in the peak seasons you are suggested to pre-book accommodation.

Along the routes, you’ll find varieties of accommodation, from clean to dirty and from comfortable to choked. It all depends upon the price you pay and the place you pick. The traditional tea houses charge around 5 USD for one night. These houses do have clean rooms and beds, but you will not get attached toilets.

There you will find some high-quality lodges, but the cost is according to the service they provide. The price there is higher than the normal teahouses, around 150 USD for overnight stay.

In case of the regular lodges, if you need extra blankets, you will be charged some more penny there. Also, they provide electronic charging facilities around 1 to 3 USD. And if you need a hot shower, you will have to pay USD 2 to 6.

Transportation Cost

Transportation also falls under one of the major factors contributing to Everest Base Camp Trek Cost. For Everest Base Camp Trek, you have to land at Lukla at first. Lukla, the gateway to Everest, is at 35-minute long air travel distance from Kathmandu. So, the short airplane flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is the first move of this Everest Base Camp trek. The oneway cost of Kathmandu to Lukla flight is near 180 USD. The price can vary in the peak seasons.

The booking of the flight should be made in advance. Because during peak seasons, it’s hard to get the tickets for a wished date. Also, the flights to Lukla are always altered by climatic conditions. You can face hassle after the cancellations for refund. So, it is suggested to book a ticket from a trusted tour agency. We can do that for you. We will manage a hassle-free ticket booking for you.

Guide and Porter Cost

Everest Base Camp is a possible trek without any guide. But having experienced guides is very helpful during the emergency and unexpected situations. The trails of the Everest regions are difficult and tiring to walk one. You’ll need not only the trail guider but also the one who motivates you to continue. So, here an experienced guide comes handy as he/she can motivate through his/her talks and experiences.

Having a well-experienced guide can make your trip more enjoyable and productive. They will guide in the best way they can. Guides will try to make your trip as memorable as possible. You’ll explore far more with a guide than yourself. The trek guides charge around 30 to 35 USD per day.

Talking about porters, they come helpful when you are all exhausted by walking and carrying your backpack. The porters release the weight of your bag and make you walk more comfortably. So, hiring the porters will make you walk fast and free from your load. The normal porters charge around 20 to 30 USD per day.

You can get both of the facilities in one individual, porter and guide. It is a better option to lower the individual cost of the Porter and Guide. Such two in one guy charge around 30 to 35USD per day, they will do both for you. But make sure that the guide or porter you are hiring is the licensed one. The licensed ones are the most experienced and trustable.

Permit Costs

You are required to have two permits for doing Everest Base Camp. They are Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit and Local Area Permit.

The routes of the EBC trek lies upon the UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park. So, there is a provision of an entry fee to enter the area of the national park. The Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit costs Nepali Rupees(NPR) 3000 or around 30USD. Whereas, visitors from the SAARC countries can get this permit at Nepali Rupee 1500, i.e. 14USD. You can get this permit either from Kathmandu’s Nepal Tourism Board or at the entry gate of the National Park.

Local Area Permit is a permit enforced by the local bodies of the Everest region. The permit cost around NPR 2000, i.e.18USD. This permit is obtained from Lukla.

Other Costs

These costs listed below are not included in your package. Some of these costs are your choice, and some of these costs are for your betterment.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is subscribed to cover the unexpected and emergencies of any trip. And, it comes very handy under challenging treks like Everest Base Camp Trek. The trails of the Everest Base Camp Trek are mostly in the higher altitudes. So, while trekking in such trails, you may get injuries or possibly Altitude sickness. By having proper travel insurance, you can get an emergency helicopter charter in higher altitudes.

The insurance companies provide travel insurance is around 150 USD. Such insurance covers the cost of the emergency helicopter services upto the altitude of 6000m. While getting travel insurance, make sure it is from a good company, and it covers the rescue from up to 6000m.

Tips to Guides or Porters

This is not a mandatory expense, but you can give it as per your choice. After the completion of the trek, you can make guides and porters happy for providing excellent service. It’s not cost but the symbol of respect that you show towards porters and guides.

Trekking Gears

You have to buy some essential trekking gear for the Everest Base Camp. If you are a regular high altitude trekker, you probably possess all the equipment and no need to buy. If not you have to buy trekking essentials like trekking clothes and gears. So, you have to separate money for the trekking gears. You can purchase gears from your country or also here in Nepal. There are some excellent places in Nepal where you can get all of the trekking lists. Also, there is a facility for renting trekking gear. They charge from 1 to 10 USD per day, which depends upon the gears you are renting.

Donations

Donations and grants can add up to your Everest Base Camp Trek Cost, that is by your choice and interest. You’ll tour around many villages, temples, and monasteries. You may get inspired by these places and the people around them. You would like to help by giving some monetary help. So, it’s all your choice to donate or not.

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Popular Packages of Ours for Everest Base Camp Trek/ Heli Trek

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Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most trekked destinations. People of different ages from different parts of the world come for the Everest Base Camp Trek. They come here to do once in a lifetime experience, touching Everest Base Camp. And without any doubt, Everest Base Camp Trek is our most selling package. To strengthen our love and care for our valuable customers, we are continuously trying to revise and restyle the basic Everest Base Camp tour package.

The pure Everest Base Camp Trek is a traditional way of touring Everest Base Camp. So, we have other modified Everest Base Camp Trek packages as well. Let’s see some of the most selling packages of Everest Base Camp trek :

Mount Everest Base Camp trek

Mount Everest Base Camp trek is a perfect trekking package for experiencing Everest Base Camp. Life Himalaya Trekking, the best Everest experience trekking company in Nepal, designed this economic packages for its valuable customers.

It is a 12-day Everest Base Camp trek Package, which is much shorter than other similar trekking packages. Other similar treks are 2 to 3 days longer, making the trek lengthy. This tour leads you through all the corners of the Everest region until Everest Base Camp.

If you want to trek whole Everest Base Camp trails in less time, this is the perfect package for you. The total package cost and outline itinerary of World Highest Base Camp Trek is below:

Trip Fact:

Grade: Moderate to High altitude | Max Altitude: 5,545m |Activities: Trekking | Transport: Flight and Hotel Transfer | Best time: Oct-Dec & March-May

Total Cost of World Highest Base Camp Trek: $1190/ per person

Total Duration of World Highest Base Camp Trek: 12 days

How it is different from other Packages

  • The short duration of 12 days
  • Economical than other packages
  • Fewer acclimatization days than other similar packages

Detailed Information about this package is here: Mount Everest Base Camp trek

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek ($1690/14 days)

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is another adventurous trek package from Life Himalaya Trekking. This package is designed to solve the problem of the tour delay. The flight to Lukla from Kathmandu is never sure because of the weather. The weather around Lukla some time provides poor visibility, climate change, and other technical problems. Due to this, your flight to Lukla can get delayed and postponing your trek date.

To solve this problem, Life Himalaya Trekking introduced this awesome 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek package. This package includes a Helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu in the place of Airplane flight.

Trip Fact:

Grade: Moderate to Hard | Max Altitude: 5,545m |Activities: Trekking | Transport: Helicopter and Hotel Transfer | Best time: Oct-Dec & March-May

Total Cost of this package: $1690/ per person

Total Duration of this package: 14 days

How it is different from other Packages:

  • Helicopter flight in place of Airplane flight(Kathmandu-Lukla, Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Best for private and group trek
  • Wide exploring of entire Everest region

Detailed Information about this package is here: 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Budget Everest Base Camp Trek ($999/12days)

Budget Everest Base Camp Trek is a most economical package from Life Himalaya Trekking. It is a short 12 days most economical package for Everest Base Camp Trek. This for those who want to explore much within reasonable cost.

This short tour will lead you everywhere in the Everest region, like other packages. The only difference is that you will enjoy the accommodation and food at a reasonable price. This package is popular among the student’s groups and peoples who have limited budgets for holidays.

Trip Fact:

Grade: Moderate to Hard | Max Altitude: 5,545m |Activities: Trekking | Transport: Flight and Hotel Transfer | Best time: Oct-Dec & March-May

Total Cost of this package: $999/ per person

Total Duration of this package: 12 day

How it is different from other Packages:

  • Most economic package
  • Designed for limited travel budget holders
  • Easily budget adjustable in case of the client demand

Detailed Information about this package is here: Budget Everest Base Camp Trek

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek

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Fourteen days long, Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is a perfect package for your comfort and pleasure. This trek guarantees the luxury you are looking for. The whole of the

accommodation, food, and transportation is high-quality.

Your every penny will make an impact here. You will enjoy the best Everest experience here by picking this package. Plus, here you don’t need to make a round trip of Everest Base Camp Trek. You’ll have to do up going trekking to Everest Base Camp only, and while returning, you will do a helicopter ride.

Trip Fact:

Grade: Moderate to Hard | Max Altitude: 5,545m |Activities: Trekking | Transport: Airplane flight, Helicopter ride, and Hotel Transfers | Best time: Oct-Dec & March-May

Total Cost of World Highest Base Camp Trek: $4590 per person

Total Duration of World Highest Base Camp Trek: 14 days

How it is different from other Packages:

  • Most Luxurious trekking package
  • Best food, accommodation, and transportation
  • Helicopter return from Everest Base Camp to Lukla
  • Designed for high luxury seekers

Detailed Information about this package is here: Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is the most popular and economic Helicopter trek package. This 12-day tour involves helicopter rides to make your journey more comfortable and quicker. Helicopter rides from Kathmandu to Lukla, Kalapathar to Kathmandu. In this package, you have to trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp.

There will be nine days for the trek and acclimatization day. While returning, it is a direct helicopter ride from Kala Patthar(Everest Base Camp) to Kathmandu. It is a perfect deal from Life Himalaya Trekking to those who want to taste every bit of the Everest Base Camp journey.

Trip Fact:

Grade: Moderate to High altitude hike | Max Altitude: 5,545m |Activities: Trekking and Helicopter ride | Transport: Helicopter, and Hotel Transfers | Best time: Oct-Dec & March-May

Total Cost of this package: $3099 per person

Total Duration of this package: 12 days

How it is different from other Packages:

  • Most scenic Helicopter rides than other packages
  • Mainly focused for family and group visitors
  • Five-star hotel stay at Kathmandu
  • Best and comfortable accommodation
  • No airplane flights but only helicopter rides

Detailed Information about this package is here: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

7 Days Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

Life Himalaya Trekking is the first company to introduce the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek. This 7 Days Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is the shortest package that involves a trek to Everest Base Camp. It is perfect for those who have limited travel time. In just 7 days, you will complete the whole Everest Base Camp Trek. The one way Everest trek trails can get challenging to walk in only 7 days. If you’re a good walker, then this is the best deal for you.

This trek starts with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. And from there, it is all trek to Everest Base Camp. But, in return, there will be a quick helicopter ride from EBC to Lukla.

And within 7 days, you will be back in Kathmandu.

Trip Fact:

Grade: Moderate to Difficult | Max Altitude: 5364m |Activities: Trekking and Helicopter ride | Transport: Airplane flight, Helicopter, and Hotel Transfers | Best time: Oct-Dec & March-May

Total Cost of this package: $1899/ per person

Total Duration of this package: 07 days

How it is different from other Packages:

  • Quickest Everest Base Camp trekking package available
  • Perfect for experienced high altitude trekkers
  • No Acclimatization days
  • Two trekking trail options

Detailed Information about this package is here: 7 Days Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

 

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