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How much is the price to Hike Everest?

Many travelers don’t know how much price to hike Everest as it’s difficult to answer you straight 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 days on average. What time of year are you planning to go? October – November or March – April is a busy season that is more expensive.

Who do you buy the trek from? Travel agent? online group travel? 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 an expert and arranges your trip perfectly so choose the local trek operator rather than a bigger international trek agency. And selecting your trip with a Local trek operator agency, your price is cheaper and you are helping the local economy.

Everest base camp hiking

Booking an Everest mountain hiking cost online with a private company is probably the best way to make your trip cheaper. Trekking to Everest with the price ranges from 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, or trekking equipment. The benefits of booking online are to pre-arrange everything before 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 trek offer online and in Nepal. The moral of the story is? read this blog page carefully and you’ll quickly calculate the cost of Everest mountain hiking on your own needs.

How much is the price of going to Everest Mountain Hiking?

Everest Nepal hiking group

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

However, the price of accommodation in Everest mountain lodges generally starting US$ 3 to US$ 195 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$2. There is also a WIFI internet charge ranging from US$ 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 Everest mountain hiking is Meal prices again varies. 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 ebc trekking – at 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 paid at Lukla.

The cost of a guide for hike to Everest mountain

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The cost of a guide for Everest mountain hiking is depended upon the high season and low season. Hiring a trekking guide generally starts from US$ 20 to US$ 30 per day depending 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 good environmental 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 Everest 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 the Everest basecamp hike cost review on Tripadvisor and Trustpilot.

About Author

I am Ammar Raj Guni, a university graduate and also a licensed holder trek tour guide, and mountain guide working since 2001 AD. I am a photographer, and an entrepreneur, that loves finding new places and getting out in nature.

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