Budget Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek - 12 Days Package 2024 and 2025
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5545 m
  • Trip Start Kathmandu
  • Trip End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Everest region
  • Nature of Trip Multi Day Treks
  • Major Activities Reach EBC, Hike to Kala Patthar,
  • Best Season Autumn and Spring

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek is organized for those travelers who want to do the fastest and most inexpensive EBC Trek. Despite categorizing this journey as a low-cost trek, you will receive similar services and lodges as those provided for regular treks. Everest Base Camp economic Trekking allows you to achieve what you consider a real-life adventure at a reasonable price, making the journey cheaper.

Our low-cost, unique Mount Everest Base Camp Budget Trekking takes you to the different terraces of the Khumbu region of Nepal and exciting views of majestic mountains. In addition, enjoy the glacier moraines, vast bio-sphere, enticing and silent geographical features, Sherpa cultural house, Rhododendrons, pines, and birch forest on the low altitude and Alpine vegetation as you reach the higher altitude of the trip each day. Throughout this fantastic 12-day economic Everest Trek, you will cross through areas with people living at the foothills of massive glaciers. It is a destination where history and breathtaking geography come together to create the impression of isolation and majesty at the farthest end of the world.

The Budget Trekking to EBC Itinerary starts with an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek to Phakding. From Phakding, the trail goes through a fine juniper forest in Evrest region's Sagarmatha National park and follows the Dudh Koshi River up to the 'colourful' Namche Bazaar. It also passes through the famous Sherpa villages such as Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. While strolling at the sanctuary, one will likely see Himalayan wildlife animals and birds of different types. From the Sherpa village to the Everest Base Camp, the trail will mostly increase in altitude, and the surface is primarily rocky. 

Spend a couple of hours exploring this beautiful place; then, you will trek back to Gorakshep to spend the night at your tea houses. You will trek to Kalapatthar the next day to view Everest's mountains. The sun's first light at the top of the mountain is marvelous as per the itinerary plan to retrace the same route back to Lukla in the next three days for the flight to Kathmandu with wonderful memories of the great Himalayas and the warmth of the Sherpa people.

Throughout the Everest Base Camp Budget Trek trip, adventurers are accompanied by Sherpa trekking guides and porters who fully know your general needs and wishes. For more information on how high some landmarks are during your trekking adventure, please go to our Everest Budget Trekking 12 Days Map, attached with the altitude details. It has all the information that a traveler needs to decide where to rest at higher altitudes and how to arrange the trip further. Whether on high peaks or in beautiful vales, our detailed crafted Budget EBC Trek 12 Days itinerary and map have a lot of information about this famous Everest region trek. This valuable tool allows you to avoid various problems and have a more safe and comfortable journey. 

Whether on high peaks or in beautiful vales, our detailed crafted Budget EBC Trek 12 Days itinerary and map have a lot of information about this famous Everest region trek. This valuable tool allows you to avoid various problems and have a more safe and comfortable journey. For those fascinated with an economical and classic trek, engaging in Budget Everest Trekking is the best option. This affordable package will be provided at the best price in 2024 and 2025, seeking to provide the best solution for hikers and ensure an inexpensive adventure. 

Budget Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days Main Features

  • Take a thrilling flight to Lukla.
  • Reach Kala Patthar Viewpoint and enjoy the views of Mount Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, and others.
  • Each day of the 12-day trek will help you learn about the culture, traditions, and living standards of the Sherpas.
  • Transverse the Suspension Bridges and look at the swinging prayer wheels and flags.
  • Get spectacular pictures of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama-Dablam, Island Peak, and many others.
  • Panoramic view of the Khumbu Icefall and glaciers while hiking to EBC.
  • Explore the Buddhist monasteries of Namche, Khumjung, Tengboche, and Pangboche.
  • Trek up to the base camp of the highest peak in the world and capture its breathtaking beauty.
  • Explore Nepal's Everest Region with a friendly and knowledgeable guide while trekking.
  • Enjoy Trekking at the Everest Base Camp on a low budget.
  • Get acquainted with several plants and animals in the Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Stay with the friendly Sherpas to discover how they live.
  • Enjoy the trek at the budget, which has been made possible through the Budget trekking package.
  • The client's safety and quality of services offered have not been compromised. 

What Are The Benefits of Budget Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days With Us?

The benefits of EBC Budget Trek package are as follows: 

  • There is no additional cost for picking up and dropping off at the airport.
  • Adventure Altitude Treks clients will be offered a duffle bag during the Trek.
  • You will be given the Adventure Altitude Treks T-shirt as a souvenir.
  • A free trekking map of the Everest Region. 
  • An oximeter is used during the trekking expedition.
  • Medical kits are available in case of an accident during the walk.
  • With us, you can store your extra luggage for free before the Trek.
  • In our Adventure Altitude Treks, there is no charge for storing luggage during the hike, even if you have excess baggage.
  • Guidance of a trekking guide will be there from your arrival in Kathmandu throughout your Everest Budget Trekking journey. 
  • Trekkers can book The Trek in the Autumn and Spring seasons in 2024, 2025, and 2026.
  • The maps and altitude charts for the treks are quite detailed, and all routes are highlighted well.
  • You will have a sleeping bag and a Nepali SIM card under your name. 

What sets the Budget Everest Base Camp Trek with the Regular Everest Base Camp Trek apart in 2024/25? 

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek provides a great alternative to the regular Mount Everest Base Camp trek. There are two significant differences, though: to cut unnecessary costs, you do not stay in any hotel in Kathmandu, only in teahouse lodges along the trail. The budget mentioned here also does not have a place for a guide/ porter and meals. 

Despite not having these facilities, the Everest base camp trek quality and experience do not degrade. Even if they choose to take this kind of route, they still can learn about the Khumbu region’s culture in depth and meet with cordial and hospitable Sherpas who live on their way up and mainly reach EBC. You can also do some research on their lifestyle at higher altitudes.

Budget Everest base Camp Trek

No words can describe the beautiful and unspoiled places – valleys with rhododendrons, pine and oak trees, swinging bridges over the gushing glacier rivers, and waterfalls from high-altitude mountains. The carefully carved slopes of the ripening terrains, the meandering trails and the steep and drafted valleys call for an adventure-packed trek. As basic as it may be, this cheap option still provides the ambience that makes the Everest Base Camp tour one of the most popular and adventurous in the world.

How can I Minimise the Costs of the Everest Base Camp Trek? 

Here are some of more ways to minimize the target cost of your Everest Base Camp Trekking and make it more budget-friendly:

  • Company for Trekking: Reserve a position with a Nepali trekking company as they operate much cheaper than the international ones.
  • Join group trekking: When you team up with a larger group, the cost is divided among more people. Therefore, each trekker finds it more affordable to trek.
  • Luggage: In place of hiring a porter, you can handle your luggage, which might be physically demanding. So you should also pack light.
  • Accommodation and Meals: Instead of upgrading to more expensive lodges and meals, simply stay with the teahouse option; it will save you overall.
  • One Guided Trek: You might hire one guide for the trek rather than more than one for the group.

Applying the measures mentioned earlier makes it possible to reduce your overall expenditure and enable you to afford an adventure of EBC even on low resources without compromising its quality.

Budget Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days Cost 2024, 2025 and 2026

The starting price for the Everest Base Camp Budget Trek package is US$750 per person for group travelers. If you are a solo traveler, that would cost you US$900. We provide special group rates for 2024, 2025, and 2026 to make it more affordable for those traveling in groups. Group rates cover accommodation in basic tea houses or lodges along the trail, all transportation services during the trek, and the services of a certified guide. Such permits, travel insurance, and personal expenses are not part of this cost.

We, too, have special 2024, 2025, and 2026 packages, which may come with additional services or amenities. Contact us directly for current pricing for your specified year and group size. Our team will give you a detailed quotation and assist you in planning your Trek to Everest Base Camp in Budget. Refer below for the group Joining Budget EBC trek in 2024, 2025, and 2026. 


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Budget Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days Detailed Itinerary and Cost

The Everest Base Camp Budget Trek Detailed Itinerary and Cost is a plan to help those who dream of trekking at EBC with economic money. This group package costs $699 per person, making the total price clear without hidden fees. The itinerary gives full details of the trekking experience, highlighting the daily activities, where one will be lodging, and what to expect to see during the trek. The Everest Base Camp Budget Trek Itinerary also outlines the journey from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by the ascent through picturesque Sherpa villages, stunning mountain vistas, and the ultimate destination i.e. Everest Base Camp. The Itinerary also helps you plan and prepare for an exciting journey in the high Himalayas. You can also reach us at +977 9845449032 or via e-mail- [email protected] for bookings and inquiries. The detailed cut price for the Everest base Camp  12-day itinerary is below. 

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • Altitude/Time2610m/ 30 minutes, 3 to 4 hr

We will pick you up from your hotel or hostel very early in the morning based on our flight time. Before the guide picks you he will explain you the whole Everest Base Camp Budget Trek journey like how we will start the trek, at what places we will be staying in etcs. Afterwards he will  take you to Kathmandu Airport. Later, we board a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which takes about 25 minutes, and land at the Tenzing Hillary Airport, considered the most dangerous airport in the world. However, there are many visitors during the main season, which is why the flight departure destination can be changed from Manthali. 

After some little procedures, you will be introduced to our porters and other crews. Today, we have a small trek to Choplung village, Dudh Koshi River, glimpses of Kusum Kanguru, Ghat village with colourful painted mani stones and prayer flags, Ghat Monastery, and Phakding village. We can go on a small excursion in the afternoon near the Dudh Koshi River, Phakding Gompa. You may, however, take a side excursion to a neighbouring monastery, such as Rimishung Monastery and Pema Choling Monastery, if you so desire. 

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • Altitude/Time3440m/ 5 to 6 hr

In the morning, you take a relatively steep, 4-5 hour hike via the traditional EBC Trek route, ascending to a height of about 800 metres. The trail goes through several colourful Sherpa villages, such as Jorsale and Monjo, an entry point into the Sagarmatha National Park. When you start your journey in the national park, you will be greeted with alpine woodlands, small rivers and deep forests, making trekking enjoyable. It offers suitable terrain for walking, mainly due to the vast stretch of farmland consisting of pine and cedar trees. 

The second part of the Everest Trekking is even more interesting due to crossing several suspension bridges and waterfalls along the trail. Namche Bazaar is surely one of the highlights of the trek because this is where trekkers get their first view of Mount Everest from Top Danda. We suggest walking slowly, drinking water frequently, and resting whenever one feels exhausted because of a steep climb. Finally, when you get to Namche Bazaar, a town in Sherpa and the trading centre of Khumbu, you will spend the night in a teahouse with beautiful views of the Thamserku and Kongdi Ri mountains.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • Altitude/Time3440m/ Free Day

Day three of the Everest Base Camp Trek is a rest and acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar, 3440 metres above sea level. Instead of relaxing, the tourists are encouraged to take short walks, such as trekking to nearby villages, including Thamo or Khunde. You can also visit Khumjung village and Everest View Hotel in Syangboche.

Your guide will then take you to the Sagarmatha National Park Visitor Centre to familiarise you with the first climbers, sherpa people and its culture, animal and plant life. Some famous attractions in Namche Bazaar are the Army camp, park museum, sherpa museum and excellent scenic views of Thamserku, Ama Dablam and Mount Everest. The Everest View Hotel has the most breathtaking view of the Himalayas. Namche was the traditional centre of trade between Tibet and Nepal, where every Saturday, a traditional market was held with both Tibetan and local traders.

Note: Trekkers can Enjoy the the meals at Hotel Everst view but since it is a Budget EBC Trek, the cost of the meals will not be part of the package. 

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • Altitude/Time3810m/ 5 to 6 hr

The day’s walk is from Namche Bazar, situated at an altitude of 3440m, to Tengboche, at an altitude of 3810m. The trip starts after breakfast, and the track leads through the Dudh Kosi valley starting from Phungki Thanka, which offers a clear view of Mount Everest. It follows the right bank of the Dudh Koshi River up to the Tengboche village. This part of the Everest Trekking adventure is also very beautiful, with good views of rivers, hills and Himalayas. Tengboche is located at the junction of the Dudh Koshi and Imja Khola rivers and is surrounded by hills with Rhododendron trees. It contains the largest monastery in the Khumbu area. Having arrived at the destination, they eat (not included in Everest Base Camp Budget Trek Package) at a tea house and spend the night there.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • Altitude/Time4410m/ 5 to 6 hr

Following the delicious breakfast, your pleasant and tame journey goes through the villages of Deboche, Pangboche, and Shomare. The trail continues through a rhododendron forest, the Imja Khola Bridge and up to the village of Pangboche, which boasts more mani stones with Tibetan Buddhist prayers etched on them. Before reaching Dingboche, you navigate across delightful summer farmlands covered by a 1 km long wall shielding the village crops from cold Imja Valley winds. When you get to Dingboche, you are treated to the spectacular sight of Mt. Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Island Peak.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • Altitude/Time4410m/ Free Day

It is a rest and acclimatisation day in Dingboche village. This day is spent on hikes to neighbouring vantage points, and to get acclimatised, one can climb the Nagarjuna Peak or Chhukung Ri, from where one can view nearby peaks like Lobuche East, Kangtega, Ama Dablam, Lobuche West, Thamserku, Taboche Peak and others. Following the morning trek, the participants arrive back in Dingboche and are also introduced to the inhabitants' cultural norms and history. According to the guide, the recommended water intake should be about 3-5 litres daily and light hiking in the afternoon or evening to aid acclimatisation. 

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • Altitude/Time4910m/ 5 to 6 hr

Your day’s Everest Base Camp Trekking begins with a wake up call from your guide. Afterwards you can head towards dining area for breakfast. After good breakfast ascend the gorge of the Khumbu Kola along the valley sides of Dusa and Phalung Kharka to have a view of Chola Lake and Mt. Pumori (7,138m).

The EBC Trek trail then descends to a noisy stream and crosses a recently built wooden bridge; the trail then steepens towards the moraine at the end of the Khumbu Glacier, where there are memorial stones for the Sherpas who have perished in the mountains. While ascending, one can marvel at other mountains, including Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. When you reach Lobuche, you will have lunch and spend the night in a tea house.

Note: The Lunch mentioned above is not the part of the Everest Budget Trekking. 

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • Altitude/Time5364m/ 7 to 8 hr

The day begins with a very early morning breakfast, after which we begin our journey to the destination, the Everest Base camp (5364 m). To reach Gorakshep, you begin your Everest Base Camp trek with a breathtaking view of the world's highest glacier, the Khumbu Glacier, in the early morning. However, to prevent altitude sickness, one has to prepare for the trek slowly.

One can reach Gorak Shep after several hours of trekking from Lobuche, where there are few tea houses at Gorak Shep. From here, you will hike to the Everest Base Camp, which is the last point per the Budget Friendly Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary details. Mountains like the Khumbu Icefall, Lingtren at 6,749 metres, Khumbutse at 6,665 metres and many other Himalayan peaks will be visible if you visit the Everest Base Camp. We shall climb back to Gorak Shep and spend the night here after marvelling at the Himalayan landscape's divine beauty.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • Altitude/Time5545m/ 7 to 8 hr

Today, we will wake up early in the morning, and it will take 2 hours of trekking to reach the destination called Kalapathar, located at the foothill of a mountain called Mt Pumori. Kala Patthar is one of the best scenic destinations, especially for tourists going on the Mount Everest Trekking.

The peaks visible from Kalapathar are Nuptse, Lola, Khumbutse, Ama Table, Tabuchi, Cholatse, Thamserku and many more, and the splendid look of the EBC and the Khumbu glacier. After reaching Kala Patthar, you move back to Gorak Shep, have breakfast, and then another climb through from Lobuche, Dughla, Pheriche, Orsho, and Shomare to the Khumbu glacier moraine till you descend to Pangboche.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • Altitude/Time2835m/ 7 to 8 hr

Today, as per the Itinerary, we will descend to the river bed from Pangboche, crossing the Imja Khola Bridge and reaching Tengboche. From Tengboche, it is a straight drop with a steep incline to reach the Dudh Koshi River. During your tour to Phungi Thanga, a hanging bridge across the Dudh Koshi River must be crossed to reach the place.

We then progress through Tashinga village and trek through Sanasa to arrive at Namche Bazaar. Then, to go to Monjo, one may also take the impressive Larja Dobhan. While on the trekking expeditions, tourists can visit Chhumowa, Tawa, Jorsale, and Uche Chholing Monastery in Monjo. As you reach Monjo, check in to the tea houses booked by your guide, have lunch and rest for the night. 

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • Altitude/Time2840m/ 4 to 5 hr

This is the last day of trekking on the Everest Base Camp Trekking route. Today, the trail descended to Lukla from Monjo. Thus, the only remaining option is to move as slowly as possible and with extreme care, as wobbly legs constantly fight against the tilt. You arrive at this place after walking through the pine and rhododendron forest after arriving at Phakding. To get to Lukla, such promising terrains as Sano Gumelha, Chhuthawa, Nurining, Thado Koshigaon, and Chheplung must be travelled through. As you reach Lukla, head towards the tea house. As mentioned the tea house facility is included in the Budget Everest Base Camp Trek package where you can rest and sleep overnight. 

  • Altitude/Time1400m/ 35-40 minutes

After your morning meal in the tea house, board the Lukla flight for your flight to Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu, you can shop around a few shops and walk in the city. The Everest trek in Budget Itinerary officially ends today. 

Note: The Everest Base Camp Budget Trek package provides the Accommodations services enroute of the trek but not in Kathmandu. Trekkers are responsible for arranging their own lodging in Kathmandu. If you require assistance, we would be happy to help you find suitable budget-friendly accommodations in the Kathmandu City.

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Cost Details
What's Included
  • Airport Pickup from Kathmandu International Airport
  • Kathmandu or Ramechhap to Lukla air ticket, including the arrival transfer to the domestic terminal.
  • This includes all necessary permits for 12 days of Everest Base Camp Trek.
  • Tea house Accommodation space for 11 nights during the trek (Twin Sharing Base).
  • Purified Drinking water (Ef-Chlor – water purification tablet)
  • A duffel bag and sleeping bag (to be returned after the completion of the trip)
  • First Aid and Eco-trained English-speaking guide with medical box.
  • Guide insurance, high wages, food and accommodation, etc.
  • Transportation ( the cost of a flight ticket to Kathmandu or Ramechhap to Lukla and back).
  • Certificate of achievement (In case of need)
  • Extra luggage space at Adventure Altitude Treks.
  • A transportation service to the airport for your last leg of travel
What's Excluded
  • Cost Excludes
  • Transportation cost (international flight), cost of visa in Nepal and any insurance
  • Meals during the tour and lodging in Kathmandu
  • Porter Service
  • Costs incurred throughout the trekking include a hot shower, all types of beverages, additional meals, Wi-Fi or data charges, charging of batteries, and other better standards of accommodation.
  • Staff Tips 
Useful Info

Difficulty Level of Budget Everest Base Camp Trekking

The Mount Everest Base Camp Budget Trekking is one of the world's most famed and popular treks. Considering the difficulty level, it is said to be moderate, which may make the trek accessible to most people with average fitness and will power. It takes several days to complete the trek, and the daily walk lasts over five hours. It covers high ground at more than 5,000 meters above sea level.

First, remembering that the EBC hike is a long journey is worth remembering, and physical fitness is a must. This factor is a big challenge, given that the altitude is relatively high, and people may easily fall sick from altitude sickness. Trekkers have to build up their stamina over time and it is mandatory to take rest days for the body to get used to high altitude. Controlled and steady activity, and drinking plenty of water also play a significant role in reducing the impact of altitude.

Typically, the trails are easy more or less clearly defined, but they are not for the faint-hearted since one needs strong legs and stamina to cover the distances. Some of the distance covered daily may cover the timeframe of around 5 to 6 hours per day, and it involves some incline and decline that challenges the strength of trekkers.

That is why the conditions in the Himalayas mountains can be called changeable. It should be noted that the temperature drops significantly higher, especially at higher altitudes, which complicate the trekking process. Warm garments, appropriate equipment, and readiness to change the outfit in a moment are vital.

However, some factors can be viewed as disadvantages, yet the level of difficulty characteristic of this trek can be considered moderate. If the preparations beforehand are made, such as body exercises, correct map planning, and a positive attitude, then the Budget Everest Base camp trek is one of the most memorable trekking experiences that will provide beautiful views and personal achievement.

Challenges of the Budget Everest Base Camp Trek

Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization

The Budget Trekking to EBC is a comparatively low-budget package but it does not mean that the challenges do not occur here. There is a great probability of altitude sickness during the trekking. During a trek, trekkers start from Lukla at 2860 m to the base camp at 5364 meters, and altitude sicknesses like Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), and High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) become a critical issue due to the difference in altitude. 

Some of the symptoms includes effects such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. That's why acclimatization is essential for avoiding altitude sickness. Trekkers should not ignore the signs and symptoms of this condition because they need to take the necessary precautions.

Limited Amenities and Comfort

The Low cost trek to Everest Base Camp include some sacrifices, especially concerning the comfort level and facilities provided on the trek. Since budget treks are mostly done peak-season, trekkers usually get limited services and amenities. Few accommodation facilities along the hiking route include only basic facilities such as shared washing spaces, inadequate hot water. 

In addition, budget options do not have luxurious amenities like hot showers or quality food in the high altitud area; so after hours of trekking, one may be physically exhausted and uncomfortable. 

Unpredictable Weather and Trail Conditions

The experience of trekking in the Himalayas is that the weather is characterized by high unsustainability, and this becomes another big challenge for budget Everest Base Camp Trek. Extreme conditions may favor extremely cold temperatures, blizzards, or rain, causing the trails to become icy, slippery, and dangerous. Using low-cost products or inexperienced guides may result in budget treks not being adequately equipped or well prepared to manage these circumstances, leading to accidents or time-consuming scenarios. 

Moreover, unfavorable weather conditions may also affect the timing of flights to and from Lukla, resulting in extended time and time not covered in the package and which the budgetary packages do not cover. Trekkers must, therefore, be ready for such uncertainties and should be able to devise how to achieve the best results out of this adventure.

Accommodation Facility for Budget Everest Base Camp Trekking

During the trekking days, we will arrange your accommodation at the teahouse in your desired budget. However, the accommodation in Kathmandu is not included. The accommodations for our 12 Day Everest Budget trek are in local budget tea houses. The teahouse has quality mattresses, pillows and beds. There may be electric blankets, hot and cold showers and other services and facilities, but trekkers must pay an extra $1- $3.

Everest Base Camp Budget Trekking
Accommodation in Everest Base Camp Trek route

The accommodations services will be provided on a twin room sharing basis, but an individual room can also be arranged too. It is very clean and comfortable, has excellent views and good mattresses. 

What Should I Consider?

Lukla Flight Information

The weather conditions in the region are quite unpredictable, which might cause the flight from and to Lukla to be canceled, even during the high demand season. If this happens, it may warrant shortening the time you will spend on the excursion.

As for the option of flight cancellation, the company offers the helicopter service instead. If the group chooses to be transported by helicopter, we can arrange that. However, please bear in mind that there will be extra costs involved in getting this service done. Actual costs may vary since prices are calculated depending on availability and demand. In general, a helicopter service that takes tourists directly to or from Lukla costs between 300 and 500 US dollars per person, and the payment should be made in advance.

Travel Insurance

Purchasing travel insurance is crucial for Mount Everest Base Camp Budget Trekking of the world’s highest mountain because it offers absolute protection against various unseen circumstances. It is recommended to take a travel insurance policy so that there is compensation in case of a cancellation or delay of the trip, which may be expensive with remoteness. It also includes compensation in case personal property is lost or stolen during the trekking to make the trekkers comfortable. 

Availability and affordability of medical facilities is a challenge in Nepal and insurance plans help to bear this cost. Travel insurance is the best companion on any trip, and spending a few dollars on it shields the trekkers against many unforeseen events, making it an essential part of a good trekking and budgeting strategy.

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What Should I Pack For Everest Base Camp Budget Trek?

Budget Everest base Camp Trek

If you are looking forward to trek on the Everest Base Camp Trek route, you must know the packing list. If you are not, here are the recommended items and gear:

  • Sturdy Backpack of 50-60 liters capacity with a rain cover.
  • Base Layer: Moisture-wicking thermals, Insulating fleece, or down jacket.
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket and pants.
  • Waterproof, well-fitted, broken-in trekking boots with ankle support.
  • Sleeping Bag rated for -20°C or lower.
  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Water Bottles and Water Purification Tablets or Filters.
  • Personal Medications and First Aid Kit include pain relievers, altitude sickness medication (Diamox), band-aids, antiseptic wipes, and blister treatment.
  • Snacks and Energy Foods
  • Trekking Permits: Sagarmatha National Park and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Municipality Entry Permit.
  • Personal Items include sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm with SPF, toiletries, and quick-dry towels.

Best Time To Do The Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp Budget Trek are usually done during the off-season periods like monsoon and winter. However, if we see the compatibility of our expectations with weather conditions and climate, then Spring and Autumn become the best ones. Find out the reasons why:

Spring (March to May)

Spring season attracts the maximum number of tourists. Therefore, it is one of the best seasons for the Mount Everest Base Camp trek. In these months, there is less variation in weather with clean environments that are generally moderate, with day temperatures ranging from 15°C (59°F) while the nights have low temperatures reaching -10°C (14°F) when one is at the higher altitudes. Scattered along this path is Rhododendrons, which are complementary with other flowers, and this brings color to the otherwise green scenery. 

The mountains are well-visible, enshrouding trekkers with wonderful chances to see surrounding landscapes, including Mount Everest and other mountains. Also, many climbers ascend the mountains during the spring, so there is a rather active and reanimated mood in the region.

Autumn (September to November)

The other favorable time that people prefer to trek to the EBC is during the autumn period of the year. The monsoon season is wet, and the second half of the year which falls during post-monsoon, is perfect for trekking and photography. The climate resembles the spring; the air temperature during the day oscillates within 15°C (59°F) while at night it gets down to -10°C (14°F). 

The trails are worn, and the scenery is green and moist because of the monsoon rains a few weeks ago. Autumn is said to provide the most clear and, therefore, the best weather to get clear views of the Himalayan ranges. It also means that there are increased chances of no severe climate changes that may lead to the cancellation of flights to Lukla, the gateway to the trek.

Off-Season Treks to Everest Base Camp

Monsoon (June to August)

It is also important to note that monsoon season is typically when tourism in this region is not a popular activity for the EBC trek. During these months, low-elevation paths may become slippery due to the squeezing of the trails by heavy rainfall. There is always a risk of bad weather, which affects the mountain views because they are always covered by clouds, and flights are regularly canceled. 

EBC Budget Hike

But trekking in the monsoon is a different game for those travelers who do not mind being drenched in the rain and are not averse to the slippery rocks and mud on the trails. The trails are far less congested for hikers than during the summer, and the rolling terrain is covered with lush green vegetation. Just be ready for leeches and the trails that are often muddy and rainy weather more often than not.

Winter (December to February)

Winter is not the best time to go trekking in Everest Base Camp. The temperatures can become unbearably cold at higher elevations, particularly during the day, with highs barely touching five °C(41°F) and night temperatures going down to -20°C (-4°F) or even lower. Snowfall may cover the trails, making trek through that season hard. The trails are empty so that one can only hear the sound of his footsteps, and the mountain view becomes amazingly clear. Snow-capped peaks and landscapes make it more beautiful. 

  • The trekking pace on the Budget Everest Base Camp Trek is generally slow and steady, allowing for proper acclimatisation. Trekkers typically hike for 5-7 hours daily, with frequent stops to rest and take in the stunning Himalayan vistas.

  • While it is possible to undertake the Budget Everest Base Camp Trek independently, hiring a local guide and porter(s) is highly recommended. A guide will ensure your safety, provide valuable insights into the local culture and surroundings, and assist with logistics. Porters can help carry your luggage, allowing you to trek more comfortably.

  • The essential equipment required for the Budget Everest Base Camp Trek includes sturdy trekking boots, warm and breathable trekking clothing (including base layers, insulation layers, and outer shells), a daypack, a sleeping bag (rated for temperatures as low as -10°C), trekking poles, a water bottle or hydration system, and personal items like sunscreen, lip balm, and a headlamp.

  • The cost of the Budget Everest Base Camp Trek can vary depending on various factors, such as the trekking company, group size, and level of services included. However, on average, a budget trek can cost anywhere between $700 to $1,200 per person, including permits, accommodation, guides, and porters.

  • The primary health concern during the Budget Everest Base Camp Trek is altitude sickness, which can occur due to the high elevations. Symptoms can include headaches, nausea, fatigue, and difficulty breathing. Proper acclimatisation and descent to lower altitudes if symptoms persist are crucial. Other risks include minor injuries from trekking, cold weather, and exposure to UV radiation.

  • A moderate fitness level is required for the Budget Everest Base Camp Trek. Trekkers should be able to walk for extended periods (5-7 hours per day) while carrying a daypack. Prior trekking experience and regular cardiovascular exercise can help prepare for the physical demands of the trek.

  • Yes, it is highly recommended to obtain comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking at high altitudes, medical emergencies, and evacuation in case of an unforeseen event. This will provide financial protection and peace of mind during the Budget Everest Base Camp Trek.

  • A typical budget trek package for the Everest Base Camp Trek includes the following expenses: 

    a) Permits: Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit. 

    b) Accommodation: Basic twin-sharing rooms in teahouses or lodges along the trekking route. 

    c) Guide: A licensed and experienced local guide to lead the trek and ensure safety. 

  • Yes, there are a few additional costs that you should budget for 

    a) Travel insurance that covers trekking at high altitudes, medical emergencies, and evacuation. 

    b) Personal expenses include snacks, beverages, wifi, hot showers, battery charging, and souvenirs or gear purchases. 

    c) Tips for the guide and porters, which are customary and expected.


  • To ensure you're booking a legitimate and reputable budget trekking company, consider the following: 

    a) Check online reviews and ratings from previous trekkers. 

    b) Look for companies registered with the Nepal Tourism Board or other relevant authorities. 

    c) Inquire about the company's safety protocols, emergency procedures, and their guides and staff's experience and qualifications. 

    d) Compare quotes from multiple companies and be wary of prices that seem significantly lower than the average, as this may indicate a lack of proper services or support. 

What Our Clients Say...
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    Valentina PetrovaBelgiumOctober 19, 2023
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    12 Days to Everest all in Budget

    Rohit and Adventure Altitude Treks made my dream of stepping on the Everest Base Camp a delightful reality. This 12-day low-cost trek, which was priced neither too high nor too cheap, provided me with just enough opportunity to know the beauty of the Himalayas without breaking my wallet. Tea-house lodgings were lovely and comfortable; meals were ample and tasty. Our leader was an awesome Sherpa with many years of experience, guaranteeing our safety throughout the trek and providing captivating information about the local cultures. The trek was challenging yet highly rewarding at the same time. The sceneries of these majestic peaks, including Everest, were breathtaking beyond description. 

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    Amani MbogoFinlandApril 21, 2023
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    My Affordable Adventure to Base Camp

    Comparing the 12-day Budget Everest Base Camp Trek with Adventure Altitude Treks, it was more of an adventure, yet you should also consider its physical demand. The fact that high altitude is not something to play with should be noted; even though the acclimatisation period allowed everyone to adapt to the high environment gradually, there were, however, a good number of days which were quite demanding. Rohit was well organised, although I would think twice before recommending this trek only for serious trekkers in good physical condition who do not mind basic amenities.


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