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How much does it cost to go on a Mount Everest Base Camp Trek?

Many travelers don’t know how much does it cost to go on a Mount Everest Base Camp Trek?. It is very difficult to answer you straightly but it’s very important to remember the following as your price will depend on it.

How do you go?. And how many days do you want to trek for?. EBC trek takes 12 -14 days on average. What time of year are you planning to go?. October – November or March – April is a busy season is more expensive.

Who do you buy the trek from?. Travel agent?, online group travel?, an online agent?, in-country guide?, local guide?. What type of trek do you want to do?. All-inclusive or with a guide only?.

Just have in mind that the local trekking agency is expert and arranges your trip perfectly so choose the local trek operator rather than a bigger international trek agency. And selecting your trip with Local trek operator agency, your price is cheaper and you are helping the local economy.

Everest base camp hiking

Booking a Mount Everest Base Camp Trek cost online with a private company is probably the best way to make your trip cheaper. Trekking to Everest with the price ranges USD$1,250 all the way to USD$1,800 for an average 12 to 13 days trek.

Prices generally include all permits, Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round-trip flights. Also includes lodge accommodation, meals, a guide, and porters. Prices won’t include guest travel insurance, visa fees, trekking equipment. The benefits of booking online are everything pre-arrange for your arrival. You can literally arrive in Kathmandu on day one and head out trekking on day two.

Some things like trek permits or Lukla flights are not mentioned and need to clarify in writing. Be aware that it is very important to be aware of “too good to be true prices” online. US$ 900 or even less for the base camp trek with a prominent agency might well mean you’re joining another much larger group that can cause all sorts of concerns later on. For example, people not appear, no choice in accommodation, being with a big group of another nationality you may not like, etc.

In 2018 it’s also important to be aware of Nepal’s fake helicopter rescue fraud which is a link with very cheap treks offer online and in Nepal. Moral of the story? is read this blog page carefully and you’ll quickly calculate the cost of an Everest base camp trek base on your own needs.

How much does it cost to go on a Mount Everest Base Camp Trek?

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For your clear understanding, we have a breakdown of all costs & budgets for a Mount Everest Base Camp Trek. The cost of Flights to Lukla is roughly about US$ 180 per person for one way. Likewise, the guide’s Lukla flight cost is US$ 50 for each way.

However, the cost of Everest base camp trek accommodation into the lodges is generally starting US$ 3 to US$ 180 per night. But they depend upon the quality of lodges that you are choosing the standards. If you just like to choose a clean lodge then it cost US$ 5 per person per night.

Furthermore, Hot showers are not included in accommodation prices. So, prepare to pay US$2 for a hot shower. Maybe during the off-peak season, the price of a single room goes a little down and it’s easier to bargain a little bit for better prices.

There’s also an hourly charging fee for batteries or devices that will set you back about US$2. There are also WIFI internet charges range from US$ 2 rupees to US$ 5. And even then the service is very slow. It’s best to send a message home to let them know you are okay.

Moreover, the cost of meals & water on the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is Meal prices again vary. Nepali Dal Bhat at the start of a trek can start at US$ 2 and at the high camp go for US$ 9. One liter of bottled water costs on average about US$ 2.

Likewise, the cost of Permits for the Everest Base Camp Trek– Sagarmatha National Park cost US$ 32 while a TIMS card costs US$ 20. If you are on ebc trek with an agency then the TIMS cost goes down to US$ 10. However, TIMS cards currently are not compulsory – due to the additional USD$ 20 Solukhumbu fee pay at Lukla.

The cost of guide on the Everest Base Camp Trek

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The cost of a guide on the Everest Base Camp Trek is dependent upon the high season and low season. Hiring a trekking guide generally starts from US$ 20 to US$ 30 per day depends upon the experience and knowledge. Generally speaking the higher the cost of your local guide the better they should be. They’ll put safety first, have a good environment knowledge and over decades of experience, etc.

Thus, these prices only apply to local guides. The cost of a guide-porter or porter-guide on the Everest Base Camp Trekking usually costs $20 to 30 per day including their Insurance. If you find all this difficult, do consider booking your trip with Gokyo Treks, a local trek agency. Take your time to look at Everest base camp trek cost review in Tripadvisor and Trustpilot.

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