Budget Everest Base Camp Trek

1 reviewsCheaper Everest Base Camp Trek
Trip Fact:
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude5545m
  • Trip Start/EndLukla
  • Group Size1-30 pax
  • Best SeasonMarch, April, May, September, October and November are the best months.

What to Expect:

  •     Scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, best Himalayan 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

Are you an adventure lover? And planning a trip to Everest, Nepal in budget? 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 budge EBC trek.

Budget Everest Base Camp Trek trip is full exciting adventure, which 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 Everest Base Camp Budget 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 – 12 Days

Itinerary

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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

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • 2652m

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

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • 3440m

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

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • 3440m

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

  • tea House
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • 3867m

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.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • 4358m

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

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • 4358m

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

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • 4928m

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.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • 5160m

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

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • 4358m

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

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • 3400m

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

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • 2860m

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.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

Cost Details

Includes

  • 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

Excludes

  • 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.

Good to Know

Weather of Everest Base Camp

Everest base camp is sited in the mountainous section of Nepal. The elevation gain during the Everest base camp is significant. As a result, the weather of Everest base camp is exceedingly unpredictable and hard to forecast.

Your trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu to lukla and finally ends at Everest base camp. Kathmandu is situated at an altitude of 1400m whereas Everest base camp is situated at an elevation of 5380m.

Thus, in total you will gain an elevation of 4000m. As a result, there will be variation in the weather of various places during the trek.
As you ascend higher, the weather turns out to be more unpredictable in this trek. Therefore, it is best to prepare well before the actual trek. Everest offers four different seasons- summer, spring, autumn, and winter.

Summer Season

In Everest summer falls in the months of June, July, and August. During these months, the minimum temperature at the highest point of this trek is around 0 degree Celsius. This is very delightful temperature considering the fact that you will be at the highest base camp of the world.

Howbeit, it is considered as the offseason for trekking due to the fact that monsoon coincides with it in Nepal. Anyway, if you plan your trek taking monsoon into account with appropriate trekking gear, summer trek in Everest could be a memorable experience.

Winter Season

In Everest the months of December, January, and February comprises the winter season. At this time of the year, Everest experiences minimum amount of rainfall. As a result of which, most stunning pictures of mountains are captured in this season. However, due to the heavy snowfall some trekking routes does not function in this season.

Furthermore, some places along the trek have extreme temperature of -20 degrees in winter. Thus, winter treks in Everest is least popular among trekkers. Nevertheless, for the people who like to trek in solitude, this season is ideal.

Autumn Season

In Everest region, autumn falls in the months of September, October, and November. Autumn has moderate temperature and a slim chance of rainfall, as a result of which trekking in this season is extremely popular. This means you will have a pleasant trekking experience during this time of year. The day time temperature is mild and that of night time is also not that extreme.

Spring Season

Spring season in Everest base camp falls in the months of March, April, and May. During this time of year the natural vegetation of the region gets exceptionally verdant, especially of Sagarmatha national park. The walk through the pristine forest of rhododendron and pine is an amazing experience. Also, the temperature offered at this season is perfect for trekking.

Furthermore, the mountains, glaciers, and archaic villages are at their excellence during spring. Thus, photography becomes wonderful in the great environment of spring season.

Altitude of Everest Base Camp Trek

During your classic Everest base camp trek, you will come across the number of destinations. Thus, altitude of Everest base camp trek differs as per the destination you are heading at. The starting point of Everest base camp trek is lukla situated at an altitude of 2800m. From lukla, you will stop at various destinations for an overnight acclimatization throughout the trek.

The altitude of the locations you will be trekking during your trek is mostly more than 3000m, however it also depends upon various side trekking option accessible during trek in the Everest region. Thus, you can assume that different trekking packages come along with different destinations and their altitudes.

Here is the list of major destinations that falls under different trekking packages of Everest base camp trek along with their elevation.

PlacesAltitude
Lukla2800 m
Namche Bazaar3438 m
Khumjung3790 m
Tengboche3860 m
Gorak Shep5164 m
Everest Base Camp 5364 m
Kala Pathar  5545 m

 

Client Reviews

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    Praveen GuptaIndia |May 09, 2017

    Great Guide, Great Company

    My friend and I just returned from 13 days Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal. We had great experience. Team at Dream Heaven was very professional in every part. Our guide ram was very friendly and fun loving. He really took care of us during the trek; he has very good experience trekking/climbing. Porter Prem was also very helpful and always smiling.

    Dream Heaven is local trekking agency in Nepal, so you will get more information about culture, tradition and history from their staffs. Our guide provided a lot information related mountain and culture of locals. The price they offered was very reasonable and services were startling. Everything organized very well. They also provided duffel bags and walking poles, ask them if you need!!! I would definitely come back next time and do another trek with Dream Heaven Adventure.

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