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- Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including airport the departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
- Airport – hotel -airport picks up and drops by private vehicle in Kathmandu.
- An experienced Government license holder guide.
- Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
- Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek
- Official expenses.
- Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three or four star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
- The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests)
- Air travel to/from Nepal,
- All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners)oneitem Menu.
- Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements will be covered by travel insurance.
- Guide Potter Tips.
- Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations,
- Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.
- Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
- Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
- Travel Insurance
- Day 01
- Day 02
- Day 03
- Day 04
- Day 05
- Day 06
- Day 07
- Day 08
- Day 09
- Day 10
- Day 11
- Day 12
- Day 13
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport where you will be picked up by one of the delegates from Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition. He will move you to the hotel, and also brief you about the day program. In the evening, you will explore vivid streets of Thamel, and have a delightful traditional welcome dinner.
Fly to Lukla (2,850 m) and trek to Phakding (2,660 m).
Today, you fly to Lukla. The flight will give you first view of snow-capped mountains. Upon landing at Lukla airport, you will get freshen up and meet other crew members. After some time, you will begin gradually descending towards Phakding village through the forested trail. The trail then goes along the Dudh Koshi River and take you to this village from where a superb view of Kusum Kanguru Peak can be seen.
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,235 m).
From Phakding, you will gradually ascend to Namche Bazar. Today, the trail will be going to be difficult as it includes long steep climbing. A short walk will take you to Monjo. From here, you will trek through Sagarmatha National Park. The trail will include several ascend & descends through dense forests, crossing several streams and rivers. Passing by small settlement areas, you will reach Jorsale where you will cross a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and climb to Namche Bazar.
Acclimatization and rest at Namche.
This is your rest day in Namche Bazar. You will spend the day exploring around and going short hike to nearby places like Syangboche Airstrip and Everest View Hotel to observe outstanding views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Kongde Ri, etc. After the short excursion, you will come back to Namche Bazar and visit the Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum.
Trek to Tengboche (3,890 m).
Leaving Namche Bazar behind, you will gradually move up through lush forests. On the way, you will pass by Imja Khola and trek through beautiful rhododendron forests to reach Tengboche village. This village will welcome you with stunning views of Ama Dablam and Mt. Everest. Here, you will visit the largest and biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery.
Trek to Dingboche (4,910 m).
Crossing several suspension bridges, you will head towards Dingboche. The trail will go through many villages like Pangboche and Orsho. Similarly, you will see several monasteries, mani stones, and chortens on the way. Upon reaching Dingboche, you will witness striking views of snow-capped mountains.
Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m).
From Dingboche, you will hike towards pastures. Today, you will notice a change in vegetation from lush forests to sparsely-dotted shrubs with snowy areas along the way. The trail will take you to Lobuche, a beautiful village located at the bottom of Mt. Lobuche. From Lobuche, you will get to see breath-taking views of Khumbutse Himalayan Peaks, Mt. Lingtern, and Mt. Pumori.
Trek to Gorakshep (5,180 m) and Everest Base Camp (5,380 m) and back to Gorak Shep.
The trail will lead you to the base of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest. It is going to be a long yet adventurous day. After a quick breakfast, you will ascend and reach Gorakshep. From here, the trail goes along the Khumbu glacier moraines and take you the EBC. Upon reaching the base camp, you will see excellent views of the Khumbu Icefall, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Pumori, Island Peak, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, and numerous other mountains. After spending some time at the Everest Base Camp, you will trek back to Gorak Shep.
Trek to Kalapathar (5,545 m) and Pheriche (4,320 m).
You will wake up early in the morning to go on short excursions to the Kala Patthar viewpoint early in the morning to see a sumptuous sunrise. Also, from Kala Patthar, you can see a 360-degree view of Mt. Everest and its surrounding mountains. After soaking beautiful views, you will descend to Pheriche or night stay.
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,435 m).
Following Imja Khola River, you will reach Tengboche village. From here, you will head towards Phungki Thanka. Further, passing through Kyangjuma, you will reach Namche Bazar for the night stay.
Trek back to Phakding and Lukla (2,850 m).
Today, you will retrace the same path as before and drop down to Phakding village. From here, you will ascend through dense forest and reach Lukla.
An early morning flight will take you back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be moved to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to explore the nearby market and do shopping. Later, in the late evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.
Today as per your flight departure time, you will get transferred to the Airport for your flight back to your home.
More about this tour
The most advanced yet the most adventurous trail of Nepal, Everest Base Camp Budget Trekking trail is a perfect trekking package full of adventure, thrills, and wilderness. On the way, you will pass by beautiful rivers, streams, picturesque villages, moraines, huge glaciers, dense forests of rhododendron, fir, and conifer along with enjoying outstanding views of Himalayan scenery. Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Taboche Peak (6,501 m), etc. will make the journey even more joyful.
Everest Base Camp Budget Trek landmark
known as the most extreme airports in the world, a flight from Kathmandu will take you to Lukla airport in 35 minutes. During the flight, you will see the first glimpse of the Himalayas.
Namche Bazar is the tourist hub of the Khumbu region. This is also the main and the biggest residence area of Sherpas. In Namche Bazar, you can find most of the facilities like WiFi, nice cafes & restaurants, luxury lodges, etc.
Located in the Tengboche village, Tengboche monastery is the largest and the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. In the monastery, you will get to see ancient sculptures, paintings, antique pieces, and manuscripts.
Gorak Shep was the original base camp of Mt. Everest located at 5,180 meters. Later, the base camp got moved to 5,364 meters where it is positioned right now. These days, trekkers pass by Gorak Shep to reach Everest Base Camp. After exploring the base camp, they drop down to Gorka Shep for night stay.
Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp is the main highlight of the Everest Base Camp Budget Trek. Upon reaching here, you will get welcomed with a panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Baruntse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Kongde, Lobuche Peak, Mt. Ama Dablam, etc. Likewise, you will also see a marvelous view of Khub Icefall and other huge glaciers, moraines, and glacial lakes.
Located just above EBC, Kala Patthar is the most popular viewpoint in the Everest region. From the top of the Kala Patthar, you will get to observe a 360-degree view of Everest along with the jaw-dropping landscape.
On the Everest Base Camp Budget Trek, you will come across a rich culture and tradition of Sherpas. People residing in this region mostly follows Buddhism. During the EBC trek, you will pass by many monasteries, chortens, gumba, and mani stones that will demonstrate the cultural abundance of the region.
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Khumbu region is mostly dominated by Sherpa people known as the great climbers. Besides them, you will also see Rais, Limbus, Sunwars, Manangis, and Lopas also lives in the Khumbu region. Every community has a distinct culture, major festivals, languages, dress, and delicacies. You will stay overnight in several villages during the trek, which will give you a chance to socialize with locals and take a deep look into their unique lifestyle, beliefs, and values.
Everest region is remarkably abundant in vegetation. The vegetation ranges from subalpine to alpine zone. The region has diverse species of flora including the most endangered medicinal plants like yarsagumba. Likewise, this place is also home to various wildlife like snow leopards, red panda, wild bears, etc. The EBC Budget Trekking trail goes through Sagarmatha National Park, which is also part of UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. Besides, this the trail includes many forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, maple, cedar, juniper, etc.
Everest Base Camp Budget Trek difficulty
Everest Base Camp Budget Trek is a moderate trek in the Khumbu region. Walking on steep, rugged, and rocky path, you will ascend & descend numerous times. On average, you will walk for around 6 to 7 hours a day as well. All of these demands strong stamina, high strength, and good health.
You can go on this trek without prior trekking experience, however, you have to be physically and mentally fit. Also, make sure to go on a few short hikes before the commencement
Altitude Sickness and Prevention
Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 13-days is a high altitude journey that means there is a risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or altitude sickness. Altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is an illness usually occurs during high elevation journey. If you live in low altitude or on a sea level, and you suddenly go on trek or journey that will take you above 2,000 or 4,000 meters above, there is a high chance of getting altitude sickness if not acclimated properly. Likewise, Everest Base Camp Budget Trek will lead you above 5,000 meters. A strong and healthy body can also suffer from AMS, therefore it is very necessary to move gradually while acclimating your body at the lower levels. Also, drink plenty of water to avoid altitude sickness.
Transportation and Bag Pack
Everest Base Camp Budget Trekking begins with an exhilarating flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla, you will begin trekking towards Everest Base Camp gradually through villages like Phakding, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche.
Below is the list of things you should carry during Everest Base Camp Budget Trek:
- T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear)
- Thermal Wears
- Breathable Underwears
- Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks
- Insulating Jacket
- Rain jacket
- Warm woolen Gloves
- Sun hat/woolen hat
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking Pole
- First aid kit
- Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
- Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)
Food and Accommodation during Everest Base Camp Budget Trek
The trail to Everest Base Camp has developed rapidly over the years resulting in the opening of many lodges and guesthouses. Generally, the rooms are small and on a twin-sharing basis. You can find a comfortable bed and hot shower along with common bathrooms. Moreover, you can find a WiFi facility in many places, but the network is not strong enough. Foods like dal bhat tarkari and Tibetan cuisine can be found everywhere. Food like momo, chowmin, thukpa, pizza, sandwich, bread, bars, tea, coffee, and other beverages can also be found in some places.
In the major cities, you will be staying mostly at either a 3-star hotel or a 5-star hotel as per your budget. These hotels have their own restaurants, which means that you don’t have to worry about eating elsewhere. You can also explore around and dine in numerous restaurants & cafes that are available out there.
Best Season to go on Everest Base Camp Budget Trek
Spring (March to April) and Autumn (late September to November) is considered the best time to go on Everest Base Camp Budget Trekking. This is the best time of the year to travel in this region of Nepal as the views clear and wonderful. Moreover, the weather is neither too cold nor too hot, perfect to traverse.
Everest Base Camp Budget Trek Cost
Everest Base Camp Budget Trek Cost varies with the company you are traveling with. However, the cost will be lower than usual EBC Trek. We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition runs professionally designed Everest Base Camp Budget Trek that will surely meet your needs while not making a big hole in your pocket.
- Make sure to carry insect repellents and table salts
- Collect enough information on the weather and temperature
- Get yourself a nice map
- Maintain body hydration- drink plenty of water daily
- Walk slow and safely
- Carry hand cash as there will be no atm on the way
- Pack light
- Do not get obsessed over network and internet; spend time in nature