Everest Base Camp (5364 meters) is located in the heart of the Himalayan region, which is the bottom point of the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest (8848.86 meters). It’s a place where the mountaineers set up camps and prepare for the Everest expedition trip. Also, EBC is the trekkers’ destination that aimed to achieve the historical trekking to Everest base camp, passing through the Sherpa valleys.
It’s quite a difficult task to answer in a word about the cost of the epic trekking to Everest base camp. The cost totally depends on the way you prefer to trek, the meals you prefer to have and the types of hotels and lodges you prefer to stay. There are variations in all among them ranging from a moderate category to the deluxe ones. As the Everest region is isolated located and tough transportation opens its gateway, things become relatively expensive.
Moreover, Trek to Everest base camp cost starts from 1350 USD per person from the operation of the local trekking agencies of Nepal (Kathmandu). This is organized trekking where three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included. Accommodation will be managed in the lodges throughout the trekking trail. Both way flight transportation from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa is included along with a professional guide.
However, if you prefer to customize the trip with a relatively better plan with nice accommodation, the cost can hit 1500 USD per person. The cost varies as the accommodation options vary in the Everest base camp hiking route.
Besides them, a deluxe trip to Everest base camp soars to 2200-2500 USD per person including the best available hotels and eating meals in the restaurants. Just, for example, the accommodation and breakfast at the Everest view hotel above the Namche Bazaar, which is categorized as the mountain five-star hotels.
Furthermore, there is another best option for family groups with children and senior citizens. You can start to trek from Lukla after flying from Kathmandu to Lukla by plane and after concluding the trek in Kalapatthar, fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter. This beautiful option saves your time and avoids the downhill walk, which is tougher with the shaking legs for the senior citizens and children. The cost is ………………..USD including hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and all ground transportation required for the trek including airport pick up and drops along with the sightseeing.
Likewise, using guide porter service allows you to customize your budget to Everest base camp trekking. The guide costs 30 USD per day whereas the porter costs 22 USD per day. In addition, you need to cover the transportation of the staff that you take along. The expense for every meal in the Everest base camp route generally comes from 8-12 USD.
The epic journey to the Everest base camp starts from Lukla, located at 2800 meters altitude. It is accessible from a half an hour flight from the domestic airport of Kathmandu. The 12 days foothill excursion passes through the picturesque Sherpa valleys that preserve colorful cultural sites and traditional customs. Khumjung valley, Pangboche, and Tengboche are culturally striking destinations with ancient monasteries, shortens, and mani walls. The trek includes a couple of rests in Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) and Dingboche (4410 meters), which helps for acclimatization to avoid high altitude sickness.
The EBC Trekking trail passes through the greenery setting of Sagarmatha National Park, so an entry permit is required for the trekking. The route is fantastic with diverse flora and fauna. The alpine region is dotted with the glacial route with tough ascending in the thin air region.
The trek offers an excellent Himalayan setting, including the tallest peak of the world (8848.86 meters) along with Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, and the surrounding snowy peaks. Kalapatthar (5545 meters) is the best Himalayan viewpoint during sunrise time.
The best time to enjoy the Everest base camp trekking is spring and autumn for the best Himalayan sceneries and great weather with warmer days and cold nights.
The cost for Everest Base Camp trekking depends on the services like meal plans, transportation, and accommodation types that can be customized. Shiva Excursion operates Everest base camp trekking at competitive trip cost with professional guide and porters. Please, let us customize the itinerary and trip cost plan.