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Budget Everest Base Camp Trek

Are you an adventure lover? And planning a trip to Nepal? Well, this Budget Everest Base Camp trek is designed for those adventure lovers who want to explore EBC in short period with small budget.

Everest Base camp considered most popular trekking trail in the world, is applicable for all travelers, a person who can walk around 6-7 hours every day in rocky trail can accomplish this trip easily. Also, no special training and previous hiking experience require to-do this beautiful Khumbu trek.

Everest Base Camp, the trip of full exciting adventure, will give you a marvelous lifetime experience. It's also blend of the natural and cultural wonder of the Himalaya.
Our Budget Everest Base Camp Trek starts with short scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2880m), then we start our walking to Phakding, stay overnight in Phakding. From Phakding we continue our trekking Namche, most beautiful Sherpa capital. Then we continue the trip until EBC via Tengboche, Locuche, Gorakshep Kalapathar and bet back the same way.

The most beautiful place of this trek is Kala Pathar (5545m), from where we can enjoy the most beautiful views of Mount Everest (8848m), Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu & many other Himalayan peaks. If you are looking all inclusive package trip, please check our Everest Base Camp Trek - 16 Days. And another option for short trek seeker is Everest Base Camp Trek - 13 Days

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: Flight to Lukla (2810m) and trek to Phakding (2640m) 3-4 hours
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450m) 5-6 hours
Day 04: Rest day in Namche Bazaar (3450m)
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3864m) 5 hours
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m) 4-5 hours
Day 07: Rest day in Dingboche (4350m)
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m) 5 hours
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep - Everest Base Camp (5357) and back to Gorakshep 6-7 hours
Day 10: Gorakshep to Kalapathar (5550m) and back to Phiriche (34240m) 5-6 hours
Day 11: Phiriche to Namche (3450m) 5-6 hours
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2810m) 6-7 hours
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu in the morning
Day 14: Final Departure.

  • Highlights of the Trip
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Total Trip Cost: 865 $ PP

  • Ecenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, bestHimalayan landscape
  • Beautiful Namche Bazaar, Sherpa Culture and Tradition
  • Dudh Koshi valley and Sagarmatha National; Park
  • Buddhist Monasteries including Tengboche Monastery
  • Beautiful views of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam etc

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu Airport
You will be welcomed by our airport representative and take you to the hotel. After refreshment visit our office for your trek preparation. At the same time you will have a meeting with your guide. Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Flight to Lukla (2810m) and trek to Phakding (2640m) 3-4 hours
Take a breakfast in Kathmandu hotel, and then transfer to the airport for your flight to Lukla, its just 35 minutes flight. After short scenic flight we reach at lukla airport, where guide introduces you with you porter then continue adventure journey to Everest Base Camp. Our journey for today is only 3 hours; we walk through local villages, beautiful forest and Dudhkoshi bank to get Phakding
Overnight in Phakding
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450m) 5-6 hours
After breakfast, we start our trek by following Dudhkoshi river, take a lunch in Jorsalle, then we continue our walking until we get Namche, on the way we can see beautiful forest and mountain vistas. Namche is one of the most beautiful/popular Sherpa capital, from where you can explore gorgeous Himalayan sceneries.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar
Day 04: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m)
Totay is rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Visit around namche bazaar or hike up to Khumjung village, Everest view hotel is most beautiful place of Mountain View, where we can enjoy the view of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhose etc. Namche bazaar is famous for its colorful market. Total we also visit the monasteries and Tenzing Hillary School.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3864m) 5 hours
We start our enjoyable walk through the forest and Dudhkoshi Koshi River with magnificent views of Khumbu region, we arrive in Phunki Thanga at around 1 hour. Then we further walk by following the rhododendron forest, villages to achieve Tengboche, which is our today's destination. Tengboche monastery is one of the most beautiful Buddhist monastery, and also largest monastery in Khumbu.
Overnight in Tengboche
Day 06: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4360m) 4-5 hours
After breakfast, explore around Monastery, and enjoy the spectacular views. From here we continue our day walk through Dudh Koshi River Bridge and cross Imja River to reach Pangboche. Then the trail passes through several chortens and large Mani stone walls. Then we further walk in the mixed forest of birches conifers and rhododendron. Today (on the way) we can explore the views of Mount Tawache, Mount Ama Dablam and Mount Nuptse. Overnight in Dingboche.
Day 07: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization.
Today's Acclimatization in Dingboche will help you to acclimate at high altitude. Take a rest in Dingbche or hike up to Nagerjun is today's programme. Nagerjun offers amazing views of Mount Makalu (8463m), Thamserku and Mount Lhotse.
Overnight in Dingboche
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m) 5 hours
After breakfast, we start our walking with downwards to get Pheriche village. Then we step hike up to arrive at yak farm. From where you can enjoy with the fascinating views of Tawache Peak (6,542m) and Cholatse peak (6,440m) etc. Getting to Lobuche a small settlement at the foot of Lobuche peak is significant.
Overnight in Lobuche
Day 09: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5357) and back to Gorakshep 6-7 hours
Today's destination is our main goal. After breakfast, we start our trek through the rocky moraine undulating trail. After 2-3 hours walking we reach at Gorak Shep. This is a big and a bit challenging day walk along the Khumbu Glacier. From Lobuche we continue to Everest Base Camp. The view of Khumbu icefall, Khumbu glacier, Mt. Pumori, and Khumbutse are unforgettable lifetime experience. Spend sometimes in Base Camp for snap and enjoy with the sights then get back to the GorakShep.
Overnight in Gorakshep.
Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar (5550m) and trek to Phiriche (34240m) 5-6 hours
Wake up early morning, and hike up to Kala Pathar ( 5545m) one of the most beautiful view point. From where we can enjoy the 360 degree panoramic views of Mount Everest and Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, and many other beautiful peaks. Spend some time in Kala Pathar then back to Gorakshep, take a breakfast and continue walking to Pheriche.
Overnight in Pheriche
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche (3450m) 5-6 hours
After breakfast, we continue walking to Pangboche village, where you can see beautiful monastery, oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. From Pangboche we steeply down to the Phunki village by following Dudh Koshi River. Then we further cross the river and step up to Namche Bazaar.
Overnight at in Namche
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2810m) 6-7 hours
Today is final day of your trek, its easy walking with few uphill climbs and then trail drops sharply down to Lukla by following the Dudh Kosi River. In the evening enjoy the final dinner in the mountain.
Overnight in Lukla
Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
In the morning, take a 35 minutes scenic flight to get back Kathmandu. Arrive in Kathmandu airport and transferred to the hotel. In the evening join the farewell dinner.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 14: Final Departure
A representative from Dream Heaven Adventure will take you to the airport to catch your flight back to your home. Hope you enjoyed your trip with DHA and Team!!!

From USD: 865 for Budget Everest Base Camp Trek

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up and drop by car/van/hiace
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.
  • An experienced government license holder guide including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging
  • Trekking porter including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging ( 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis)
  • All necessary paper works, trekking permits and TIMS card.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All trekking equipment for trekking staff
  • All government and local tax
  • All necessary land transportation

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax
  • Hotel/accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Tea houses and meals during the trek
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • All Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, bottle, hot shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • All kind of drinks, hot water, alcoholic and soft drinks.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in cost include.
  • Never trek alone
  • Hire a guide if you can't find companion
  • Choose trekking companies/guides with eco friendly concepts
  • Become informed about high altitude sickness
  • Carry a good medicine kit
  • Watch where you are walking.
  • Don't step backward blindly while raking photos
  • Time your trek generously taking rest while trekking is not a sign of weakness

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