Budget Everest Base Camp Trek
(The total cost will be $ 950 - 1075)
For those dreaming of traveling to the Everest region at a very affordable cost, the Everest Base Camp Budget Trekking is the answer! This exciting itinerary leads you to one of the world's most iconic regions, offering magnificent views, unique cultural experiences, and unforgettable memories. Visit the famous Sagarmatha National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - marvel at the incredible mountain views, explore the bustling Namche Bazar, the largest Sherpa village, and get to know the locals on the way. You will also enjoy a spiritual experience visiting the famous Tengboche Monastery. All this without having to break the bank!
The lure of an iconic and challenging climb to Everest Base Camp Trek is just too hard to resist for many travelers, and the experience it provides is one of a kind. But, while the excitement for the trip may be intense, the financial burden of undertaking such an endeavor on a budget can often be a significant deterrent. However, with proper planning, it is possible to have an unforgettable experience on the trek to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest without having to pay more for the trek.
Trekking to the summit of mighty Mt. Everest with us is surprisingly affordable! You'll get the incredible experience of a lifetime with a base camp trek starting in Kathmandu for just US $950 per person in a group for a budget-friendly package. In this package, you will start your trek with a scenic flight to Lukla and soak in the beauty of Nepal's hilly terrain. Marvel at the lush forests, glittering rivers, quaint villages, and more as your guide leads you to the breathtaking Everest Base Camp. Enjoy the scenery in comfort as porters carry your bags, and savor the anticipation of your ultimate destination. This trek is nothing less than a luxury trek because the journey leads through the quaint Sherpa settlements and a cheese factory, with a backdrop of the immense Himalayan range and the country's highest peak, Mt. Everest. You can also treat yourself to some of Nepal's famed Tibetan Butter tea and glare at the country's beautiful views. Trekking on a budget allows you to go higher, like a luxury trek, and catch the most breathtaking sunrise over Everest at Kalapathar without paying more. Trek to this highest point of the Everest Base Camp trek, and you'll be rewarded with views of the Himalayas in a 360-degree radius that is even more picturesque than at the base camp itself. Make sure to include this specialty in your Everest Base Camp budget trek itinerary, and you'll be rewarded with an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.
Tired of flying and Don't want to feel the typical humdrum of air travel? If so, we got a great deal for you. Travelers can start their trek to the Everest Base Camp right from Jiri or Phaplu, whichever suits their itinerary. You can see the natural beauty of Nepal and explore the trails without regretting the cost of just US $1425 per person. Trekkers choosing the Everest base camp trek at a budget package can experience all these features at low costs. To gain more experience in the Everest region, a trekker can opt out of other Everest-related tour packages like Gokyo Trekking and Three Pass Trek, all on a budget.
Food and Accommodations Price
Though it may seem expensive, delaying the trip to Everest Base Camp and opting for a budget trek is the best way to get the most out of the journey. Planning a trip and using discounts on online air tickets can help cut some of the expensive costs. Additionally, opting for the group tour is one of the best ways to cut costs and get the most out of the trek. Sharing a tent and food with the group can save you around 50% of the accommodation and food costs. Furthermore, trekking to Everest Base Camp on a budget can create a lasting impression of the area and culture while still feeling the extravagance of trekking in the lap of Everest. Some things are not included in our budget package, like your food and costs in Kathmandu. Besides these, our budget Everest base camp trek package allows you to treat your taste buds to delectable delicacies at every stage of the journey. You can enjoy all your standard meals, from hearty breakfasts to nutritionally rich lunches and delicious dinners– all as per the itinerary during your trek to Everest Base Camp Trek.
You may have a lot of questions before departing for Everest Base Camp. How much the climb to Everest Base Camp costs will be one of the major questions while trekking on a budget. How much cash should I bring specifically for food? Although Namche Bazaar has an ATM, it is very difficult to withdraw money after leaving Kathmandu. Trekkers should allocate around $300-$600 for food while trekking to the base camp of Everest if they do not want to run out soon or do not want to carry too much too. The meal is tasty and reasonably priced while trekking to Everest Base Camp. Yet, the cost of food increases as you ascend because porters must transport it from lower-elevation locations like Lukla. For the budget, everyday foods cost between USD 25 to USD 30 each day. You can choose between eggs, toast, oatmeal, or pancakes for breakfast. For lunch and dinner, you can order pizza, momo, dal bhat, noodles, etc.
At Gorakshep, water costs NRS 400 USD 4 and starts at NRS 100 for 1.5 L.
Yet, sterilizing drinking water can help you save between $50 and $100 on vacation. Steripen or chlorine pills can be used for this. Numerous tea houses and lodges provide comfortable lodging and a selection of clean dishes in the Everest region. They even serve international cuisine cooked by talented chefs at popular tourist spots like Namche and Lukla. So, consider your diet when selecting Everest Base Camp Trek meals. If you have a long journey after breakfast and lunch, try the traditional, savory, and filling Nepali dal-bhat, which will keep you going for 6-7 hours. Breakfast is often prepared during a typical tea house hike or trekking between 7 and 8 a.m. Most tea houses along the path serve hot breakfasts, usually French toast, eggs, potatoes, and tea or coffee.
You can choose the least expensive option on the menu for a more budget-friendly trek. You can order low-cost foods like protein-free fried rice and chow mein in the tea houses. Likewise, you can boost your energy by budget spending plan so you can have adequate fuel to maintain your health. A fried egg put into your rice for a small additional cost will go a long way. Expect to pay around a total of $129.55- $150 for breakfast and a total of $117.50- $200 for lunch.
There are welcoming tea houses and opulent hotels along the Everest Base Camp path. The Everest Base Camp path offers lodging options for every price range, from modest to luxury. It is still possible to set up a tent camp, although it is less common since tea houses and hotels are so accessible.
As for the accommodations in the Everest Base Camp trek, the EBC trek accommodations in this package will range from friendly tea houses to hotels. However, you might need to opt for a twin-sharing room on budget trekking. There are two beds in each room, but bathrooms are not included. It also has basic furnishings, like a chair or a small table. A shelf and hooks for hanging clothes are found in some bedrooms. While on the walk, various lodges with superior rooms and amenities offer more plentiful options. Mattresses, pillows, bed sheets, and a few blankets are all on the beds.
Cold showers on the Everest Base Camp trek trail are free, but hot showers cost a few dollars. The price would vary depending on the altitude of the trip, from $1 to $3.
The ability to charge your devices is another crucial component of the EBC journey. Some tea shops charge $2 to $3 per hour to charge your mobile devices. Fortunately, you can set your gadget without restriction if your room includes a socket.
In the budget-friendly package, accommodations will be of a simple type and will not include any luxury amenities. The teahouse in the Everest region, with a budget-friendly portion, has fundamental toilet facilities. Now let's quickly examine the restrooms, which are an essential part of the stroll regarding health and hygiene. Using them outside in the middle of the night is pretty awkward. Most lodges, especially those in lower elevations, have Western-style restrooms. Squat toilets are located on the walk's highest points. Certain tea businesses could have a small wooden hut outside the lodge with a hole in the floor covering a sizable pit. Moreover, remember that most tea businesses do not have toilet paper.
Flights (regular flights/ Helicopter Flights)
The Everest region offers some of the most breathtaking trekking in the world and getting there is a journey in and of itself. Almost all treks start with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla's Tenzing-Hillary airport, a small airfield with a single runway high in the Himalayas. It is the only way to get to Everest Base Camp for many treks. At a height of 2,860 meters (9400 feet), Lukla is a popular destination for trekking and shipping all year. This airport receives almost every trekker and piece of equipment, and traffic has steadily increased. On average, the plates take only 30 to 60 minutes to get from Kathmandu to Lukla.
In the budget Everest Base Camp Trek, we include the cost of a plane ticket in our packages, so it is typically inexpensive. If you booked the ticket yourself without the agency's help, the ticket price would be around US$ 180 per person. The flight to Lukla is a crucial leg of your trip to Everest Base Camp and one you won't soon forget unless you want to suffer an 11-hour bus ride followed by a 5-day climb or have the money to splurge out on a private helicopter.
There are often delays for flights into Lukla. These can happen at any time of the year, but their likelihood is higher during the monsoon season (late May to early Sept.). If your flight is delayed, we'll reschedule you for the first available flight. Considering how quickly events can change, predicting when this will occur is exceedingly difficult. That can occur immediately following your planned departure or even a few days later. This is only a necessary step to the Everest region, although it can occasionally be frustrating. We strongly suggest prolonging your journey by at least one or two days to give yourself some breathing room in case of delays.
If you fly to Lukla by helicopter, the tour will cost you around $400–$600 per person. In general, helicopter prices fluctuate and rise as demand rises. This implies that the cost of the helicopter will be highest when everyone requires one and lowest on pleasant sunny days when the flights are operating normally. The prices our team in Kathmandu quotes might not necessarily be the same as those found locally on the mountain. It could be worthwhile to inquire at the regional office in Lukla if you're awaiting a flight back to Kathmandu.
Hotels in Kathmandu
Since your accommodations are not included in your budget EBC trek package, you must manage your accommodations for your stay in Kathmandu. You can choose to stay in Budget-friendly hotels at low costs or luxury hotels at high prices. Don't worry if your vacation to Nepal has a limited travel budget. Finding a lovely low-cost hotel in Kathmandu is not that difficult because there are many excellent options with little in common with the most abundant locations. Like in real life, many inexpensive accommodations are frequently the coziest.
Most compensate for their lack of material luxuries by having friendly hosts or a pleasant atmosphere. They frequently receive the best evaluations because of this!
The closest thing to a hostel in Kathmandu is the Laughing Buddha Home & Villa, which will make you feel right at home. The Laughing Buddha Home & Villa, one of Kathmandu's fantastic cheap hotels, is ideal for individuals who miss home and require a cozy feeling while traveling. If you're a solitary traveler, I'd suggest going with this choice because it's a terrific area to meet people. DOM One of the greatest hotels in Kathmandu, Nepal, for the money is the Himalayan Hotel. The hotel features an excellent on-site restaurant and a barbeque and sun patio. Beautiful rooms with private bathrooms and free private parking are available. Another budget-friendly hotel to choose from is Hotel Thamel, situated in a serene Buddhist temple. All these hotels' prices start from the lowest price of $20-$40.
Although Kathmandu International Airport is only 5 km from the city center, arranging an airport transfer to and from your hotel can be difficult, especially if you are only staying one night before beginning your trekking expedition. For this reason, we have included the pick-up and drop services to your Kathmandu hotel. If you want to explore Kathmandu, Prepaid taxis are an excellent choice for people concerned about safety (although there's nothing to worry about, Kathmandu is relatively safe!). They cost about $7 to get to the city center. Although they are slightly more expensive than local taxis, the government offers prepaid taxis that drive you to your location at a fixed charge.
Guide and Porters
In the budget-friendly package, we will provide an experienced English-speaking guide. However, porter services are not included in the Budget EBC package. When trekking to EBC, a trekker needs to hire a guide and a porter; their expertise will prove invaluable. The guide has the knowledge, experience, and resources to keep the trekker safe and on track during the entire trek. They will be familiar with the environment and can identify potential trouble spots in advance. On the way, they will inform the trekkers about the routes, weather, local culture, and customs. Additionally, they will provide first aid if required, help make camp arrangements, and arrange food and accommodations.
The porter will be there to transport all the luggage. They can carry much weight consistently for lengthy periods, allowing trekkers to travel light and often. Not only does this help physically, but it also aids in tackling slopes, terrains, and rivers. A porter can also act as a mediator, helping to resolve conflicts between trekkers if needed. The cost of hiring a guide and porter is reasonable, and because they are professionals, they get the job done safely and efficiently. With the help of a guide and a porter, trekkers will be empowered to enjoy a more adventurous, hassle-free, and safe EBC experience. They will ensure that the trekkers have a more enjoyable trekking experience without worrying about small tasks and potential dangers.
Prices for their services can vary greatly, with a mountain trekking experience costing about US$50 for the day for a guide and porters with their meals, gear, and other essentials included. However, for peak climbing, the mountain guide will cost about US$325 for each peak - plus a bonus. So, anyone planning a multi-peak climb should have a budget to cover this expense.
Since your tip amount is not included in the package, you must manage it independently. When tipping, express your appreciation with more than a token amount. Although not mandatory, a tip of at least Rupees 100 - less than a US dollar - is a great way to show your gratitude to the bellhop or cleaning staff at the hotel. Anything less, and you might just come off as stingy.
If you plan a five-day trekking adventure, you should consider budgeting an amount to reward your guide and porter. The guide's suggested amount per day is USD 10.00, totaling USD 50.00 and USD 7.00 per day for the porter. That being said, the amount one tips is ultimately based on their choice, the duration, and the trek's difficulty. Usually, we recommend 10% tips off the total value of the travel package one is looking to purchase.
Regarding our travel packages, we consider the security of our guides and porters. We provide high-altitude reach insurance to ensure their safety and that they are taken care of. This plan covers a sum between $3000 and $5000 in case of any unforeseen mishaps that could occur while they reach higher altitudes. We ensure the insurance covers the complete package, including evacuation and other benefits. We understand the responsibility of caring for our guides and porters and ensuring they have the right insurance. From our own experience, we know how crucial it is to have insurance when in the mountains. That is why we go the extra mile to ensure our guides and porters are well cared for.
Moderate Budget Everest Base Camp Trek
(Total Cost $ 1195 - $1500)
When you think of a moderate campaign, one thing surely comes to mind: finishing the campaign on a moderate budget. It means you do not allocate expensive expenses over items. When it comes to Moderate Everest Base Camp Trek, the same condition is applied; you try to complete the Base Camp Trek at not too high prices.
Everest Base Camp is a costly trek; it might require thousands of dollars if you are on a luxury tour. But if you opt for a low-cost or medium-cost time in EBC, your budget can surely be cut down. It all depends upon your activities, buying/renting of the gear and equipment, the travel season, and the agency you choose for the package. If you are on a Medium Cost Everest Base Camp trek, your activities are decreased, and the days of stay also fall under the same condition.
For example, if you cut down your itinerary from 25 days to 14 days in Everest Base Camp, the cost will be drastically lowered. The less-day trek also features the same route but is rapid. You may not have a sophisticated stay over the stops and chill with the environment for a day or longer.
If you are willing to trek on Everest Base Camp at a minimum price, consider the season of your travel; if you trek in the off-season, the prices are lower than the standard one. Apart from that, gears come on the list as well. Buying quality gear and equipment costs you thousands of dollars, but your expenses will decrease if you rent those same gear. You can find several stores in Thamel, Kathmandu, that deal with renting trekking gear, so you don’t have to worry about it.
Similarly, you should cut your budget through your activities. You might stay far from activities like cross-culture campaigns and other adventurous activities like short hikes to the nearby monasteries and more. Also, your accommodation choice impacts your budget; if you stay in a premium room in a hotel or lodge, your cost will be a plateau. So, try to stay in cheap or middle-range hotels or tea houses. Hotels and tea houses have a wide range of cost variations regarding being in Everest Base Camp. Or, you can choose camping alone; carry a tent, food, and warm clothes, and the rest will be okay.
Regardless of the cost consideration, you will lose the chance to be involved in several activities if you are on a medium-budget Everest Base Camp Trek. Similarly, you might be prone to several illnesses or calamities regarding safety in Everest Base Camp. Also, you might be far from several services like hot water, an attached bathroom, and internet services if you choose camping as a medium source of accommodation.
If you are traveling to the Everest Base Camp, you will need to allocate a budget of around US $1199 per person. Your visa fees, tips for guides and porters, travel insurance, and gear costs are excluded from the designated amount. If you are likely to extend your stay in the Base Camp, save a few extra hundred dollars to keep yourself alive.
Let’s start with the permits required for Everest Base Camp. You will require two entry licenses before entering the Everest Region as it sits inside the Sagarmatha National Park. First, you have to obtain Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit which costs you around 3000 Nepali Rupees. The cost is, however, cheap for Indian citizens; they can acquire the permit at around 2000 Nepali rupees. Similarly, you need a Pasang Lhamu Municipality Permit, which also costs around 3000 Nepali rupees. There is a third permit as well but it is optional. If you are trekking to Everest Base Camp from Jiri, then you will have to get Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit, which costs you around 2000 Nepali rupees.
Besides all these permits, you don’t have to get a TIMS Card since there is decentralized governance in the region and the rules and regulations have been changed as per the Tourism Board.
For accommodation, there are three choices at Everest Base Camp. The first one is staying at a hotel or lodge but it can be done only in Namche Bazaar. There are no hotels after you cross over Namche Bazaar during the trek. The average cost of a hotel per night is around $10 to $20; hotels at Namche Bazaar offer you an attached bathroom, hot showers, and internet services.
The second option is Teahouses, which are relatively cheaper than hotels and lodges. The average cost of staying at a tea house is around $10 to $15 per night - you are also entitled to the service of food. Services like hot showers and internet services are not available but some tea houses do have those services.
The third one is camping; if you choose to bring your own camping tent and food, then your cost is lowered. Staying on your own camp does not cost you any penny but you will have to bring all your essentials for the stay by yourself.
Our vacation package is perfect for moderate budget-conscious adventurers! We'll provide all the necessary amenities and accommodations during your trek. You'll stay in cozy teahouses and lodges while still being able to save money. For the more budget-minded, most trekkers are satisfied with the bare necessities, such as pillows, blankets, and basic hygiene items. But if you're looking for a higher degree of comfort, plenty of amenities exist. Warm showers, state-of-the-art toilets, WiFi, and even mini-bars stocked with treats and drinks can be had in some of the more expensive lodgings – though you may need to shell out an extra penny for these luxurious extras.
When it comes to food costs, Everest Base Camp Trek takes you through the hierarchy of services and charges over time. Your stay at a hotel or lodge might cost you a lot of money while tea houses provide you with food at cheap prices. The Moderate EBC trek package has an exciting addition of three meals a day, and not to forget, a skilled cook, who will tantalize your taste buds with delectable delights. While still budget-friendly, the food offerings on this package are a step up from basic and include a more standard variety of dishes to satisfy your hunger during the trek.
While traveling on a moderate budget the average breakfast during the Everest Base Camp trek can cost around $5 to $20 while the meal plan comes at around $15 to $30 So, with one breakfast, one lunch, and two meals attached together, your daily expenses come to be at around $25 to $60.
While camping, you will have to bring all your food items and prepare them by yourself, which might not be applicable to all. But if you are ready to do it all by yourself, then the prices are relatively cheaper than the hotel or lodge.
Hotels in Kathmandu
With our moderate Everest Base Camp Trek package, you don't have to worry about looking for accommodations in Kathmandu. Our team members will pick you up from Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport and drop you off at your hotel once you arrive.
You will stay in a hotel in Kathmandu that is reasonably priced and offers you good value for the money. If you prefer to book your accommodations on your own, then the price range of the budget hotels is usually between $20 and $40, depending on the type of amenities and services they offer.
If you opt for a moderate-budget hotel in Kathmandu, the price can range from $40-$80. A moderate-budget hotel in Kathmandu is a hotel that offers an affordable price and adequate facilities for a comfortable stay. Generally, hotels are located in good areas, close to popular attractions, and provide basic amenities, such as comfortable private rooms, decent restaurants and bars, Internet access, and complimentary breakfast. Such hotels may be smaller, but they are good value for money and are perfect for people on a budget.
Moderate budget hotel amenities in Nepal are quite sophisticated, making it possible for people to enjoy their stay without compromising on the quality of the services. Most budget hotel accommodations in Nepal come with air-conditioned rooms for the luxury of comfort and relief to visitors from the unpredictable climate. The rooms are well-furnished with luxurious furnishings, en-suite bathrooms, and flat-screen televisions. Moreover, Wi-Fi facilities are also provided in almost every budget hotel.
The linens and towels provided in the rooms are usually of good quality and are hygienically made and changed regularly. This ensures that guests stay in clean and hygienic surroundings during their stay.
Flights (regular flights/ Helicopter Flights)
Ascending to the heavenly heights of Everest Base Camp has never been easier. Our moderate-budget trek package comes complete with the cost of a plane ticket built-in, making the journey an incredibly affordable one. If you'd prefer to DIY by booking the ticket yourself, don't worry - you can still join us on our trip of a lifetime, as the cost of a ticket typically clocks in at around US$ 190 per person.
Taking off from Kathmandu to Lukla is an experience like no other, filled with drama and danger. It is not a journey for the light of heart, nor the light of budget, as it is one of the priciest adventures. Weather and overcrowded airports can often be challenging in Kathmandu's Tenzing-Hillary Airport. Arriving in Lukla is one of the most sought-after achievements on the EBC trek. The joy of flying in Nepal is magnified on the brief trip between Kathmandu and Lukla, taking only 45 minutes, a fraction of the time one might normally expect for domestic air travel. Leaving the hustle and bustle of the capital behind, the direct route between these two cities offers a speedy journey.
If you want to skip the flight to Lukla and opt for a helicopter ride, join us for our Lukla Helicopter Tour. Our tour offers private and group-sharing flight plans to accommodate up to 5 people per flight. If you are traveling in a group of 4 or 5 people, please inquire with us, and we can offer you a discounted flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. But if you are a solo traveler or a small group, don't worry! We still have you covered with our group-sharing plans to help you save money. Contact us with your travel date and the number of passengers, and we'll ensure you get the best price for your journey. A helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla provides you with the option of either a private charter flight or a group package. The latter will cost you USD 440 per person and include up to five members in the group. If you're a private person looking to travel solo, the former suits you. With a private charter flight comes a price tag of USD 2400- USD 3000. Whichever you choose, both will leave you feeling like you are taking to the skies with just the wind for company. If you want to keep your costs down, there's still a way to get up close and personal with Mt. Everest without breaking the bank. Why not take a helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp instead of a flight to Lukla at just US $875 per person? You'll get a remarkable view and save a few bucks.
Guide and Porters
We have an excellent deal for trekking to EBC on a moderate budget. Our Moderate-budget EBC package includes an experienced English-speaking guide, perfect for avid and amateur hikers. However, if you wish to have other services, like tipping your guide and porter, those are not covered but are highly recommended. With the expertise of a guide and porter, you will have the best experience possible.
In this package, we provide the weighty service of one porter for two trekkers. 25kg is a considerable amount of weight, so we encourage you to keep your packs as light as possible—aim for 12-13 kg if possible. This helps us ensure your porter can carry the load safely and lets you stay comfortable as you journey through the majestic Himalayan mountain range. A hard-working "porter" carries heavy loads up to the teahouses. Loaded with goods such as building materials and food, these intrepid carriers are experts in their field and have unparalleled knowledge and experience. Even more impressive is the sheer size of these loads - as they tote items that can be up to twice their body weight - weighing in at a whopping 70-140kg.
Your tip is not part of the package deal — be sure to take care of that yourself. Regarding travel packages, we advise allotting 10% of the sum you plan to spend on the purchase as a tip. Tipping is a common practice amongst visitors to Nepal and is a good way of ensuring that local people receive a fair and rewarding wage. Generally speaking, the tips that trekkers provide to guides and porters should be based on the level of service they receive. Some trekkers opt to provide a fixed amount irrespective of service. However, the amount has to reflect the living costs in Nepal and should not be considered an obligatory payment. Remember that tipping is intended to be a token of gratitude rather than an additional expense for the trekker.
As for guiding staff insurance, various insurance options are available for both guides and porters. Trekkers must double-check that guides and porters are adequately insured to protect them in case of injury or illness. While trekking in Nepal, there can be many potential risks, so these insurance policies should be part of the pre-planning process. Our guides and porters fall in one of our top priority categories, so we offer mountainside assurance with a heavy emphasis on security. We make sure they are off the hook financially by providing a policy ranging from $3000 to $5000 should any unfortunate event occur while reaching the peak. In addition, we can offer you a guide who is familiar with your native tongue to help you enjoy the mountains without worrying about communication with them or the locals. The package does not include a native-speaking guide, but the cost will be extra if you would like one.
Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek
( Total cost will be $ 2700 -$ 3950)
Looking for a great deal to make your next vacation even more special in luxury? Look no further! Our travel packages offer unbeatable prices for groups of any size. From US $2950 for one pax, US $2850 for two to six pax, US $2775 for seven to twelve pax, and a discounted rate of US $2600 for thirteen to twenty pax, you won't find a better deal on the market.
The Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is an experience like no other. Offering outstanding views of some of the world's most majestic mountains, trekking to Everest's base camp is an adventure of a lifetime. But if the standard Everest Base Camp Trek isn't enough, an even more unique experience awaits with a Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek. From the highest altitude hotel stay in the world to helicopter rides over the northern flank of Everest, this unique trek will take your breath away.
The statement in this offer covers all the logistics you will need to have a safe and successful trek. Airport pick-up, and drop-off by private vehicle is included, as well as all hotel and airport accommodations for the duration of the trek. Meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included during the trek, and you will have double occupancy in the Yeti Home chain for four nights. Deluxe hotel accommodations are also included for two nights in Kathmandu at the Hotel Ramada Encore. A highly experienced, helpful, and friendly government license holder guide is also included, with their food and accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medical expenses are taken care of. One porter is provided for two people; their flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and back are also included. All ground transportation is taken care of, in addition to Kathmandu and domestic airport taxes, national park permits, and official expenses. Finally, the TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) is included in the package.
This Everest Luxury Trek is a perfect fit for travelers who appreciate the fineries of life yet desire to stand tall at the base of the illustrious Mount Everest. It is a tour that offers luxury and adventure for those who wish to explore the world's highest peak without compromising comfort. Travelers seeking a luxurious adventure in the Everest region will be amazed by the mixture of luxury accommodations, helicopter rides, and the awe-inspiring natural and cultural wonders that the Himalayan region of Nepal has to offer. Suppose a high-end trek is what you're looking for. In that case, you'll be mesmerized by luxurious lodges such as Yeti Mountain Home in Kongde, Hotel Everest View in Syangboche, and Everest Summit Lodge in Monjo, which towers 3,000 meters above sea level.
Traveling to Nepal has become a luxurious affair! Everest and Annapurna regions are upping their game with trekking packages that provide all kinds of comforts. The days of relying on tea houses and basic lodges are long gone. Instead, trekkers can enjoy hospitality and luxury in exquisite lodges with better transportation facilities.
Unquestionably, with the luxury lodge treks in the Everest location, you can experience strolling in the clouds of opulence. Not only is the magical mountain view at your fingertips, but a fascinating ride in a helicopter to view the Himalayas can also be arranged. We at our luxury lodge prioritize providing you with the excellence of what Nepal offers while customizing our plans to your needs. Thus, adventure and explore the Everest area with us - you will not regret it. If the EBC trek via a flight to Lukla is not your thing, then you can trek from Jiri or Phaplu to Everest base camp in luxury.
Accommodations and Foods
Enjoying the Khumbu region's enchanting splendor has never been easier with their luxurious accommodations' top-notch comfort, and delicious food. From rustic but remarkable interiors to high-standard services, these hotels offer everything you need for an unforgettable trekking experience. The Himalayan panoramas and authentic Sherpa culture they bring make it all the more pleasurable. So, look no further if you want to explore the beauty of the Khumbu region because Yeti Mountain Home and Everest Summit Lodges have all you need!
The Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek package provides the opportunity to be captivated by the majestic beauty of the Himalayas while being accommodated in luxurious yeti homes for four nights on a double-sharing basis. This package offers the best adventure experience available throughout the trek. Get spoilt by the stunning mountains, lush green jungles, captivating views, and a wholesome hiking and camping experience. Spend six nights where you'll be treated like royalty, with luxury meals and top-notch hospitality. Located in picturesque locales and accessible through great trekking trails, YMH Lodges presents contemporary amenities in the sumptuous and vibrant décor of conventional Sherpa style. Every lodge exhibits 11 to 20 spacious but warm rooms with personal facilities. The rates of accommodation at Yeti Mountain Home are subject to location. The rates for a double room are USD 155 at Lukla, USD 170 at Phakding, and USD 180 at Monjo, whereas the respective single room rates are USD 130, USD 140, and USD 145, respectively. For those seeking the ultimate mountain experience, a stay in either the bustling town of Namche or the nearby traditional village of Thame is an excellent option. A double room in Namche is available for USD 200 and a single for USD 155; in Thame, a double room is USD 210, and a single room is USD 160. For the truly brave, Kongde offers a double room for USD 210 and a single room for USD 165. Remember that all overnight packages are subject to a 13% VAT, which must be considered when planning accordingly.
One of the luxurious hotels, Hotel Everest View, stands at an awe-inspiring 3,880m. It is the highest-placed hotel on this Earth's face and is enshrined in the Guinness World Records. Offering premium service and accommodation, guests will be treated to the finest luxuries such as room heaters, thermos, electric blankets, free Wi-Fi, and high-quality cuisine. Hospitality and comfort come as standard here, helping to elevate the experience of this stunning mountain region.
There is no need to concern oneself with making reservations for accommodation as the Luxury EBC Trek package includes lodging arrangements at Yeti Homes and other lodges or hotels. The bedrooms at hotels and lodges are well-designed and luxurious - equipped with comfy beds with clean, soft mattresses and sheets and an attached bathroom offering both solar and gas-powered hot showers and western-style toilets. No need to bring a sleeping bag! Heaters are also provided to keep you snug and warm, while electric blankets make sure your bed is toasty throughout the night. Enjoy a hot meal prepared with care by staff trained in hotel management at the heated restaurant offering table service. Don't worry about the water supply - safe drinking water is available, and you can refill your water bottle for the next day. Electric power sockets are also in the bedrooms and communal areas so that you can recharge your batteries. Hair dryers are available on request from reception. Laundry facilities are also available, weather permitting.
This magnificent Everest base camp trek package envelopes an unforgettable feed, with three sumptuous meals served in the luxury of lavish hotels in the Everest region. The meal options on the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek are pretty varied and delightfully exotic. Guides prepare traditional Nepalese fares such as momos (dumplings), steamed rice, Dhedo (boiled millet flour), and curries. These dishes are prepared using fresh, local ingredients, ensuring the flavors remain authentic and unique. For breakfast, hikers can often enjoy masala tea, a popular beverage of the region, accompanied by traditional Tibetan bread. For lunch and dinner, Nepalese specialties such as kukhura ko Maasu (chicken curry), paneer and aloo Choila (crispy potatoes with cheese), and Achar (pickled vegetables) might be served. In addition to traditional favorites, the lodges and hotels of the Everest region offer a wide selection of delicious Western cuisine. Hikers on the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek can count on the meals as both delicious and nourishing, given that nutritious food is integral for maintaining energy and staying healthy during the trek. Each evening, climbers will be treated to hearty dinners with warm, filling dishes that will keep them full and happy through the cold nights. However, the local food is just one of the highlights of this stunning trek.
Traveling can be stressful, but we’ve got you covered. Our package includes an airport pick up and drop off in Kathmandu hotels in a private vehicle, so your luxurious trek can start and end comfortably. No need to worry about how you’ll get back and forth – this is our treat! Rest assured that your journey will be safe and sound. Enjoy the lovely views from the car window and have a smooth ride in Kathmandu.
Since your accommodations in Kathmandu are included in the package, you will stay in Hotel Ramada Encore. Indulge in a luxurious two-night stay at this hotel in Kathmandu's bustling center. As soon as you enter the majestic lobby, you'll be surrounded by the generous hospitality and incomparable service that awaits. Rest easy in the well-furnished rooms, with state-of-the-art amenities, plush linens, and chic furnishings for a peaceful and revitalizing escape.
The mesmerizing metropolis of Kathmandu has lured in numerous Hollywood blockbusters, such as Dr. Strange and Everest, who were charmed by its astonishing vista. As a result, the possibility of unexpectedly bumping into a celebrity is not entirely implausible. They have been known to relish in the luxury amenities of the city's extravagant 5-star accommodations.
Travelers can choose The Kathmandu Marriott Hotel, which boasts awe-inspiring mountain vistas, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an infinity pool that will leave you spellbound. With raving customer reviews, this boutique hotel is the ultimate choice for your stay in Kathmandu and undoubtedly the finest 5-star accommodation in the city. Revel in the hospitality of their exceptional staff, relish in the sleek and contemporary Asian-inspired decor, and indulge in room service that will exceed your expectations.
Another great option is the Nepali Ghar Hotel for a luxurious stay in Kathmandu's buzzing Thamel neighborhood. This boutique hotel boasts stunning minimalistic architecture that will leave you in awe. Moreover, the Arushi Boutique Hotel is another excellent option for comfort and convenience. Boasting its proximity to the city's top tourist destinations, this hotel offers spacious rooms and impeccable room service that guarantee pure relaxation. Don't miss the opportunity to dine in the rooftop eatery and terrace for a panoramic city view. Luxuriate in the luxury accommodations of Kathmandu's most exclusive hotels, with prices beginning at $160 USD and soaring upwards.
Flights (regular flights/ Helicopter Flights)
Getting to the starting point of the trek has always been a problem for those launching on the Everest Base Camp trek, especially for those who had to face the severity and sheer expense of air travel. However, the Nepalese government has come to its rescue by introducing scheduled flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, the beginning point of the legendary trek.
The flights from Kathmandu to Lukla are operated by Yeti Airlines and Tara Air – two of Nepal's leading domestic airline companies. The journey takes only 45 minutes- 1 hour, and the flight path is stunning, offering views of the majestic Himalayan peaks. The flights allow trekkers to begin their adventure in the Himalayan mountains in comfort and style. As the roundtrip flights from Kathmandu to Lukla are included in the package, you can Journey to the top of the world in style with our opulent Everest Base Camp trek package that will leave you breathless. Although we strongly advise accompany us, we respect your decision to acquire your ticket. Ordinarily, a ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla costs roughly $180.
Looking for a safer way to reach Lukla, the gateway to Everest Base Camp and other Khumbu treks, without worrying about a dicey domestic flight from Kathmandu? The answer is simple: opt for a helicopter ride instead. The Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu helicopter journey is the utmost dependable means of transportation to Lukla, the beginning and end of the Everest Base Camp hike and other Khumbu region treks. In 45 minutes, the Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter ride transports five passengers to their destination. No doubt, tales of the breathtaking vistas that greet the intrepid traveler on a daily Lukla flight have reached your ears. But brace yourself, dear adventurer, for the aerial spectacle that unfolds beneath your helicopter will transport you to a divine kingdom.
Another great option is to choose Everest Base Camp Trek and return by helicopter package. The cost for the Everest Base Camp Trek with a helicopter return varies depending on the number of people in the group. The price starts from US $1900 per person for a group and can go up to US $3000 for a solo traveler. Likewise, the costs include accommodation, meals, transportation, permits, and fees for the trek. The helicopter return is also included in the package. The package also covers the cost of hiring a trekking guide and porter. The price per person decreases as the group size increases, with a minimum discount of US $25 per person for groups of 11-20 people.
You will trek to Kala Patthar, passing from Namche Bazaar, Tengboche(3,875m, Dingboche(4,410m), Lobuche(4,910m), and Gorak Shep. After floundering in the beauty of Kala Patthar, you will hop on a chopper to zip back to Lukla in a moment. In a mere hour, easily bypass the tiresome trek of 3-4 days. As you soar through the skies, brace yourself for an awe-inspiring sight of the Khumbu Region that'll leave your jaw gaping. Once you touch down in Lukla, hop on another flight back to Kathmandu to wrap up the tour.
Guide and Porters
This package includes the services of a seasoned, supportive, and amiable Government-authorised guide. Your guide will take care of his food, lodging, pay, insurance, gear, and medication. In addition, you will have a personal porter assigned for your journey. The porter will carry luggage for two people weighing 15 to 20 kilograms.
There is a vast difference between porters and guides - one carries bags and the other bearing knowledge. Though porters lack English prowess, guides usually flaunt fluency. Yet, there exist individuals who straddle both worlds: the Porter guides, who aspire to reach the heights of full-fledged guiding while carrying their burdens. In comparison to porters, guides possess more wisdom and experience. To ensure a secure and dependable journey, it's wise for trekkers to contract with a government-registered company. This not only guarantees safety but also fosters local employment and revenue.
Porter, or the backpack carrier on a trek, is a seasoned youngster who carries trekker bags and rucksacks using a tumpline. An overnight watchman at camping treks is called a Sherpa and represents a cultural group inhabiting the Everest Region's settlements above 3500 meters. Young Nepalese individuals are well-suited to bearing 20-25 kilogram rucksacks during mountain expeditions, provided they have adequate insurance and warm clothing. The daily earnings of a trekking porter typically start at $20-$25.
Two travelers, with only a camera, water bottle, and day bag in tow, enlist a trekking porter to haul their heavy loads. The porter dutifully delivers the baggage to the campsite while following the group slower. The travelers take their sweet time to capture photos and rest, all the while grateful for their porter's assistance. With time and experience, the porter may rise to the role of guide, just like the estimated 20,000 porters currently trekking in Nepal.
The guide of the mountain can secure a trek that is safe and comfortable. While treading through mountainous routes, the Nepal trekking guide unveils information on villages, religions, traditions, customs, architecture, history, cuisine, flora, fauna, weather, and potential dangers. When flight tickets are confirmed, porters are employed, and transport to and from the trekking points is organized, the Nepali trekking guide also serves as an assistant guide to Mount Kailash, Tibet. With a license holder of approximately 17000 trekking guides in Nepal (2023), a trekking guide is compensated between $25 to $100 per day, with expertise in language, trekking route, culture, flora, and fauna. These guides are seen as unpaid representatives for Nepal and may also travel to Tibet, India, and Bhutan as assistant guides. Kathmandu and Pokhara offer guides fluent in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, French, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Hindi, and German. The fee for a tour guide ranges from 30 to 100 dollars per day based on the tour itinerary.