The cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek!
The cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek depends on different factors such as; group size, seasons, accommodation, meal, and the itinerary you choose to trek on. Normally, if you have your own group size then it may cost less. If you desire to trek in the peak season then the trekking charge will be too expensive as compared to other seasons of the year. Generally, normal trekking common lodges of Everest region will cost USD 7 to 10 dollars per night. If you choose to stay in attached bathroom accommodation then normally the charge will start from USD 25 to 40 dollar per night. Most of the restricted trekking area of Nepal required certified guide or porter. Trekkers have to hire certified Guide and Porter for Everest Base Camp trek. Generally, the cost of guide or porter of Everest Base Camp is USD 25 to 35 dollar per day. Overall Everest Base Camp Trek package cost begins from 1500 to 2000 dollar per person for a foreigner.
Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulties
As compared to other treks in Nepal, Everest Base Camp trek is considered as the most popular trekking destination and graded as a challenging trip. Most of the trekkers may get confused that either it will require technical expertise or mountaineering skills or not. Actually, it doesn’t require any kind of technical expertise and mountaineering skills. People of all ages and gender can complete Everest Base Camp trek however the high level of fitness is necessary. At least of few month fitness training is highly recommended as a preparation of the Everest Base Camp
The normal standard during of the trek is about around 12 days and including nights in KTM will be about 17 days. If you have trained well before coming of this trek and listen and follow as your trek guide instructed, then maximum chances to complete the trek without any major issues. Every year more than 35,000 people make Everest Base Camp trek as their trekking destination for a spectacular glimpse of the world’s highest peaks and its vicinity in the world. Despite being non-technical, Everest Base Camp trek has still some considerations that need to be taken into account before going for EBC Trek in Nepal.
The most difficulty part is its length of the trek, to cope up with its high altitude over 4000m up to 5550m and of course to avoid from AMS. While talking about its length, trekkers have to trek around 130km round trip which is quite long. Next one is its altitude, which is one of the most challenging aspects of the Everest Base Camp trek for trekkers. The trekking trail begins from Lukla, the gateway to Everest Base Camp with its 2,800-meter height and continue up and reach at 5,550 meters at the highest point called Kala Pathar. Due to its highest altitude, many trekkers face altitude sickness and other related illness. If trekkers are a novice and they may need some training to get familiar with the technical skills and trekking equipment. Proper guidance and customizable trekking package may erase your difficulties.
Best time to explore Everest Base Camp
Most of the trekkers prefer to make their vacation trip to the world highest peak in the Spring (Mar to May) and Autumn (Sep - Nov) seasons. They considered these two seasons as an ideal season to make the trek around 6 to 7 hours per day and have a close and clear view of the appealing Mountains and its surrounding. In these seasons both the weather and temperature are fine to make the journey to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Temperature is moderate and the weather is also clear. The surrounding will be encumbered with the multi-color blooming flowers with green plants, which will add more excitement to accomplish the summit.
The trekking trails of Everest Base Camp Trek!
After exploration of major UNESCO World Heritage site of Kathmandu, the cultural epicenter of Nepal, (Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square), we will begin our journey onward to Everest Base Camp. Exploring rugged Nepal’s cultural and architectural dexterity and Hindu and Buddhist temples along with old regal palaces will be the pleasing beginning of our journey. Then after trekkers will get an astonishing opportunity to enjoy the changing terrains and towering green mountains with the exhilarating flight for Lukla from Kathmandu. Lukla, the trekking point, where you can introduce with the other crew members and begins official trekking onwards to Everest through following several local villages. By following several ups and down pleasing of mountain on the backdrop, you will reach to Base Camp ot Mt. Everest and admire its beauty. After exploration, you will be returned back to Kathmandu by following a familiar route with the beautiful scenic.
A general trekking Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to the hotel
Day 02: Preparation and Briefing for Departure to Everest Region
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2840m) and short trek to Phakding (2610m)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 05: Acclimatization hiking to Everest view hotel/Khumjung village (3800m) and O/N in Namche
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3860m)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m)
Day 08: Hiking to Nagarjun Peak (5020m) and O/N in Dingbouche
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5140m)
Day 11: Trek to Everest Base camp (5364m) and return to Gorkeshep
Day 12: Climb Kalapather (5550m) and trek to Pheruche (4240m)
Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 14: Trek to Lukla (2840m)
Day 15: Fly Back to Kathmandu
Day 16: The Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 17: Transfer for Final Departure