Everest Base Camp Budget trek
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Facts of this Trip

Duration 12 Days
Trip Grade Difficult
Max Altitude 5550 m
Trip Type Tea house Trek
Accommodation Tea house on Trail
Meals BB on Trek
Transportation Domestic Flight
Season Spring / Autumn
Group Size Minimum 2 pax

Everest Base Camp Budget trek

Everest base camp budget trek is the eye-candy for most of the trekkers around the world. An opportunity to view some of the greatest mountains on Earth is offered by the Everest Base Camp trek. Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Makalu are few of the great mountains you will see on this trek. The GAP Everest trekking manages to provide you a quality guide and porter, along with other essential logistics.

Everest base camp budget trek begins at Lukla, a small airport town in Khumbu. The trail ascends to Namche Bazaar through Phakding. Namche Bazaar is the highlight of the trek. A most populated Sherpa town is known for its open market, luxurious or budget lodges and ethnic lifestyle. Hiking around the place is most recommended. It ascends further to Tengboche, another highlight of the trek. Tengboche boasts the highest monastery on Earth. The monastery is over 100 years old and the popular Mani Rimdu festival is held every year to commemorate its legacy. Few other Sherpa villages you’ll come across are Dingboche and Lobuche. From here, the trail ascends towards Everest base camp budget trek through Gorakshep.

A day tour is enough to see around the base camp and return to Gorakshep to prepare for next hike to the Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is the only location above 5,000 meters which offers a close glimpse of the Mount Everest. Sagarmatha National Park is the highlight of the trek which offers a rare glimpse of Himalayan flora and fauna.

Everest Base Camp Budget trek 13 Night/ 14 Days

Day 01: Fly to Lukla & Prepare for Trek / Trek to Phakding 2,652 m (8,698 ft) 2-3 hours
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,441 m (11,289 ft) 5.3 hours
Day 03: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Day 04: Trek to Tengboche 3,860 m (12,664 ft) 5 hours
Day 05: Trek to Dingboche 4,350 m (14,272 ft) 6 hours
Day 06: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche 4,910 m (16,108 ft) 5 hours
Day 08: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m (17,601 ft) via Gorakshep 8 hours
Day 09: Trek to Kala Patthar 5,643 m (18,513 ft) and hike back to Pheriche 7 hours
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar 6 hours
Day 11: Trek to Lukla 6 hours
Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Lukla & Prepare for Trek / Trek to Phakding 2,652 m (8,698 ft) 2-3 hours

Lukla is the gateway to Everest Base Camp. After a scenic half an houyr flight to Lukla Airport, the journey will begin. The first day of the trek will be more like a warm up. It will take you to Phakding village, just above Lukla. You can spend the rest of the day enjoying the local sceneries.

Day 2

Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,441 m (11,289 ft) 5.3 hours

The trek will ascend up to the Dudh Koshi Valley. After a few hours of hike, you will arrive at entrance of Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo. The next and the final stop will be at Namche Bazaar. Namche is the highlight of the trek. The village bustling with people and lodges feels more like a city.

Day 3

Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

Higher the altitude, thinner the air! You need to gain altitude slowly and steadily so that we get enough time to acclimatize en route. Today, you hike to Syangboche village, just above Namche and return back to Namche to spend the rest of the day.

Day 4

Trek to Tengboche 3,860 m (12,664 ft), 5 hours

You will hike up to Tengboche village. First one hour of the trek is straight through the hillside followed by a descent. It is known for its monastery. Tengboche monastery is the highest among many monasteries in Nepal. Mt. Ama Dablam will be seen closer from Tengboche. And if you arrive here during Autumn, you might get to witness the grand festival of Mani Rimdu.

Day 5

Trek to Dingboche 4,350 m (14,272 ft), 6 hours

Dingboche is a next village from Tengboche. Passing through the typical Sherpa villages like Pangboche and Shomare, you reach Dingboche in a matter of few hours.

Day 6

Acclimatization day at Dingboche

It is acclimatization and an important day. You’ll get used to the thin air of above 4,000 meters. It is essential to spend some time here to prepare yourself for the further trek. You can also take some couple of hours to hike up to the nearby Chhukung village and return

Day 7

Trek to Lobuche 4,910 m (16,108 ft), 5 hours

There is a lot of vertical inclination even though the trail length does not clock more than 4.5 miles in itself. Lobuche is situated beneath the Lhotse Ridge.

Day 8

Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m (17,601 ft) via Gorakshep, 8 hours

Today is the special day. You’re approaching the base camp, therefore, there are many anxieties and surprises. A tough trek through Gorakshep will take you to Everest Base Camp. The day will be the most challenging. You can spend some time exploring the iconic base camp and the surrounding areas, and return to Gorakshep for the night.

Day 9

Trek to Kala Patthar 5,643 m (18,513 ft) and hike back to Pheriche, 7 hours

Kala Patthar is the landmark of the Everest. You will start especially early. The reason behind leaving early is to reach Kala Patthar before sunrise. It provides the most wonderful sights of the surrounding along with the Mount Everest. It will take a couple of hours to reach Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep and couple more to reach the Pheriche.

Day 10

Trek to Namche Bazaar, 6 hours

Today, you will return the same way to Namche. You climb to Tengboche for lunch and steeply down to Phungi Tenga. Our trek leads up to Sansa and arrives to high ridge above the Douh Koshi River.

Day 11

Trek to Lukla 6 hours

Lukla will be the final stop of your trek. A final leg of the trip, you might overcome with mixed feelings. It’s a day to throw a small party. The evening and the night will be marked with celebrations that will include a lot of singing and dancing. You will spend the night at Lukla and fly out early morning.

Day 12

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

You can take the earliest possible flight back to Kathmandu. One of our representative will transfer you to your hotel.

Price & Dates

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Trip Cost Includes

  • Entire lodging throughout the trek on Bed and Breakfast Plan
  • Domestic flights to/from Lukla & Entire local transportation
  • A certified and experienced Trek guide, His salary, insurance, meals and lodging
  • Porter (1 for 2 Trekkers), his salary, insurance, meals and Lodging, allowances
  • Airport Transfer/Hotel Escort
  • TIMS/Permits & National park entry fee, all Government taxes
  • Trek map, medical kit & Trip completion certificate

Trip Cost Exclude

  • Major Meals during the trek (Lunch and Dinner)
  • Your international travel insurance( which should cover evacuation charges if in case of an emergency during the trek)
  • All types of beverage items, ( hot shower, hot water on the trek, Electric/Wi-Fi charges)
  • Staff tipping, personal types of expenses.

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Starting Price
$ 1049 per person
Offer Price
$ 999 USD

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