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How Much Does Everest Base Camp Trek Cost ?

You can find many articles about Everest Base Camp Trek in Google. But, few articles who describes aftermath cost of Everest Base Camp Trek. If you are wondering how much does Everest base camp trek cost? Then, you are at right place to find out the cost. We are sure it will help you to manage your travel budget for Everest Base Camp trek.

First and foremost thing, Everest Base Camp Trek Cost depends on following important factors:

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost:  Factors

Duration (Days)
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Durations

Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek duration can be customized according to your requirements. The most popular one is Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days. On this 14 days, you will explore almost all parts of popular destinations around Everest Region such as Lukla Airport, Phakding, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, Kalapathar, and Pheriche. Also, if you want to extend the duration, then you can customize now.

Mode of Transportation
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Mode of Transportation

EBC Trek can be completed by two modes of transportation – Air and Overland. Many trekkers prefer via a flight to Lukla because it just takes 45 minutes.

Whereas, there are some trekkers, who like to trek Everest Base Camp via overland. Everest Base Camp Trek Overland is specially designed for those who want to explore more adventurous activities without taking a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.  You can experience hillside, river, forest, and landscapes much closer.

Types of Treks 
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Types of Treks

This is one of the important cost factors for Everest Base Camp Trek. There are two types of trek such as :

a) Guide & Porter Service Treks

Following service are included:

  • Trekking Guide & Porter (2 Trekkers: 1 Guide & Porter)
  • Trekking Permit
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (2 Nights)
  • Flight cost from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Airport Pickup and Drop

Where following services are excluded:

  • Nepalese visa fee (USD 25 pp for 15 days)
  • International airfare to and from Tribhuvan Int”l Airport (TIA)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Food during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation during trek
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (Wifi, phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)

b) Full Package Treks 

Following service are included:

  • Trekking Guide & Porter (2 Trekkers: 1 Guide & Porter)
  • Trekking Permit
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (2 Nights)
  • Flight cost from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • Food during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation during trek

Where following services are excluded:

  • Nepalese visa fee (USD 25 pp for 15 days)
  • Trekking Equipment
  • International airfare to and from Tribhuvan Int”l Airport (TIA)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (Wifi, phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Weather
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Weather

Sometimes the weather doesn’t favor us. In that particular situation, we should be ready for helicopter flight which costs USD 300-500 per person (one way from Kathmandu – Lukla) from the airport. It will costs same while returning. Most frequent issues such as; If you have already bought the flight ticket to Lukla. In that case, your flight cost will be fully refunded. So, it’s better to send a quick inquiry about weather via email to professional trekking agency.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost: Permits

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For Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek, you need following trekking permits.

  • Sagarmatha National Park Fee: USD 34
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Fee: USD 20
  • TIMS Card Fee: USD 20

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost: Food & Accommodations

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During EBC Trek, you can find the hotel from basic to luxury. So, it totally depends on your budget. Following is the rate for the basic hotel. For a luxury hotel, contact us. 

  • Accommodation cost in EBC is around USD 5 – 10 per room
  • Food cost is USD 30 – 40 per day per person

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost: Extra Personal

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  • Water: USD 1 – 4 per liter (Mineral water which is safe to drink)
  • Wifi: USD 5 – 15 per day
  • Gas Hot shower: USD 5 – 8 per person
  • Cold drinks: USD 3 – 7 per drinks
  • Beer: USD 5 – 10 per can
  • Energy bar: USD 3 – 7 per bar
  • Battery Recharge: USD 3 – 10 per device (for one full charge)

Before booking the Everest Base Camp Trek, make sure or do take a note on what’s included in your trekking package. Common services such as; Flight, Trekking Permit, Guide and Porter must be included. Why? Becuase, to save your time. The guide will help you to follow the trekking path without looking at a map. Also, they provide genuine information related to Mountains, Local Community, Best Accommodations during the trek and lots more. Porter also plays a significant role to make your trek success. They will carry your backpack. This will make easy for you to trek as well as captures pictures comfortably.

Some trekking agency provides a much cheaper rate for Everest Base Camp Trek. But, there are high chances that you will be joining another group. This may arise different issues;  Trekkers not showing up, Last-minute routes changed, and not any choice in accommodation and others. For further queries, contact us. 

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