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11 Nights 12 Days
Availability : Whole Year
Thamel Kathmandu
Everest Region
Min Age : 16

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek-12 Days

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    Maximum Altitude: 5545m
  • Walking: 5 to 7 hours /day

The Everest Base Camp Trek stands as a pinnacle of adventure and exploration, drawing in trekkers from across the globe to experience the grandeur of the world’s highest mountain. Situated in the Khumbu region of Nepal, this trek is an iconic journey that embodies the spirit of mountaineering and the allure of the Himalayas.

Embarking on the Everest Base Camp Trek means embarking on a path well-trodden by legends and adventurers. This trail takes you through a captivating tapestry of landscapes — from lush forests and picturesque Sherpa villages to alpine meadows and rugged terrain. The ultimate goal is to reach the foot of Mount Everest, the towering sentinel that has captured human imagination for generations.

Beyond the physical challenge, this trek is a cultural odyssey. It introduces trekkers to the Sherpa people, their traditions, and their unique way of life in the high Himalayas. Along the way, you’ll encounter vibrant monasteries adorned with prayer flags and Mani walls, each a testament to the region’s deep-rooted spirituality.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a pilgrimage to the heart of the world’s mightiest peaks. The journey brings together like-minded adventurers from various corners of the world, forging bonds amidst the shared awe of nature’s magnificence. It’s a transformative experience that offers not only breathtaking vistas of snow-clad mountains but also a profound sense of accomplishment and wonder as you stand at the threshold of Everest’s realm.

Everest Base Camp Trek Facts

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights
  • Witness stunning panoramic views of towering peaks, including the majestic Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.
  • Immerse yourself in the unique Sherpa culture by visiting traditional villages, monasteries, and engaging with the warm and welcoming local people.
  • Reach the base of the world’s highest mountain, standing amidst the climbers’ preparation and soaking in the incredible atmosphere.
  • Conquer the ascent to Kala Patthar for an unrivaled sunrise view over Mount Everest and surrounding peaks, a truly awe-inspiring sight.
  • Trek through diverse landscapes, from lush forests and picturesque valleys to high-altitude terrain, all while crossing suspension bridges and passing through ancient Sherpa settlements.
Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
  • Day 01: Flight to Lukla (2,800 m) and then trek to Phakding (2,610 m)  3 Hrs Trek
  • Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)  5-6 Hrs Trek
  • Day 03: Acclimatization Day in Namche 
  • Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m)  5-6 Hrs Trek
  • Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m)  5-6 Hrs Trek
  • Day 06: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche
  • Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m)  5-6 Hrs Trek
  • Day 08: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140 m) and Visit Everest Base Camp (5,365 m)   5-6 Hrs Trek
  • Day 09: Trek To Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and then to Pheriche (4,371 m)  6-7 Hrs Trek
  • Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)  6-7 Hrs Trek
  • Day 11: Trek to Lukla (2,800 m)   6-7 Hrs Trek
  • Day 12: Flight Back to Kathmandu  (1400 m) 30 Minute Flight

Departure & Return Location

Thamel Marga Central Thamel Kathmandu  (Google Map)

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Kathmandu Lukla , Lukla Kathmandu Flight
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) 1 Item on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • First aid kid box including oximeter & pulse meter checker.
  • An emergency helicopter rescue services, if in case.
  • An achievement certificate.
  • Government tax & service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • Tips to guide & porter
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • Accomodation,Breakfast,Lunch & dinner during stay in city.

Complementaries

Return After trip finish
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Dawn Jacket
  • Trekking Pole
What to Expect
  • Get a glance at the exquisite heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley.
  • Take a flight to Lukla with a scenic view of the mighty Himalayas, misty valleys, rivers, and more.
  • Observe the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people from up close.
  • Acclimate at Namche Bazaar, the entrance to Everest.
  • Follow the trails of the Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Visit the largest monastery in the Everest region - Tengboche Monastery.
  • Behold the spectacular view of the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefalls.
  • Witness the magnificent view of the world's highest mountain - Mt. Everest.

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Everest Base Camp Budget Trek Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Flight to Lukla and then trek to Phakding

Kilometers: Kathmandu to Lukla (135-140km)

Flight duration: Kathmandu to Lukla (25- minutes flights)

Trek Duration: (Lukla to Monjo 6 hrs.)

Flight Duration: 30-45 minutes

Trek Duration: 3-4 hrs

Max. Elevation: Lukla (2,800 m) and trek to Phakding (2,610 m) 

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Lunch, and Dinner

Your Everest Base Camp adventure begins with an exhilarating flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a mountain airstrip surrounded by breathtaking peaks. From Lukla, you embark on a 3-hour trek to Phakding, a charming village situated at an altitude of 2,610 meters. The trail leads you through picturesque landscapes, across suspension bridges, and along the Dudh Koshi River. As you settle into Phakding, you’ll already be immersed in the beauty of the Khumbu region.

Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Trek Distance: 8 Km

Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs

Max. Elevation: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) 

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today’s trek takes you to the iconic Namche Bazaar, a bustling Sherpa town perched at an elevation of 3,440 meters. The journey, spanning 5-6 hours, presents you with diverse landscapes and the crossing of more suspension bridges. Ascending through pine forests, you’ll be rewarded with your first panoramic views of snow-capped peaks. Namche Bazaar welcomes you with its vibrant markets, offering a blend of culture and commerce against the stunning mountain backdrop.

Day 3: Acclimatization Day in Namche

Max. Elevation: Hotel Everest View (3,880 m)

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

As acclimatization is vital for your journey to higher altitudes, today is designated for rest and exploration in Namche Bazaar. Utilize this day to immerse yourself in the local culture, explore the market, and take short hikes to viewpoints that offer magnificent vistas of the surrounding mountains.

Day 4: Trek to Tengboche

Trek Distance: 9.5 Km

Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs

Max. Elevation: Tengboche (3,860 m) 

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Your trek continues towards Tengboche, situated at an altitude of 3,860 meters. The 5-6 hour trek takes you through rhododendron forests and enchanting Sherpa villages. Upon reaching Tengboche, you’ll encounter the impressive Tengboche Monastery, which not only holds spiritual significance but also provides stunning panoramic views of the mountains.

Day 5: Trek to Dingboche

Trek Distance: 11 Km

Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs

Max. Elevation: Dingboche (4,350 m) 

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today’s journey leads you to Dingboche, a picturesque village at 4,350 meters. The 5-6 hour trek takes you across the Imja Khola River and into alpine landscapes. The change in scenery reflects the increasing altitude, and you’ll be treated to views of prominent peaks such as Ama Dablam and Island Peak.

Day 6: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche

Max. Elevation: Nangkartsang Peak (5,083 m)

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Another acclimatization day awaits you in Dingboche. You can opt for a hike to Nagarjun Hill or explore the village and its surroundings. This strategic rest day aids in your adaptation to higher altitudes, ensuring your safety and well-being.

Day 7:Trek to Lobuche

Trek Distance: 9 Km 

Trek Duration: 4-5 hrs

Max. Elevation: Lobuche (4,910 m) 

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The trail leads you to Lobuche, situated at an altitude of 4,910 meters. The 5-6 hour trek continues through varying terrain, offering glimpses of glaciers and rugged landscapes. Lobuche serves as your base for the upcoming journey to Everest Base Camp.

Day 8: Trek to Gorak Shep and Visit Everest Base Camp

Trek Distance: 12 Km

Trek Duration: 8-9 hrs

Max. Elevation: Gorak Shep (5,140 m) and Everest Base Camp (5,365 m)   

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

An exhilarating day awaits as you trek to Gorak Shep (5,140 meters) and then embark on a visit to Everest Base Camp (5,365 meters). The 5-6 hour trek takes you through the stunning Khumbu Glacier and offers a firsthand experience of the climbers’ atmosphere. You’ll stand at the foothills of the world’s tallest peak before returning to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 9:Trek To Kala Patthar and then to Pheriche

Trek Distance: 15 Km

Trek Duration: 7-8 hrs

Max. Elevation: Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and Pheriche (4,371 m) 

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

An early start leads you to Kala Patthar (5,545 meters) for an awe-inspiring sunrise view over Mount Everest and its neighboring peaks. Afterward, descend to Gorak Shep and continue to Pheriche (4,371 meters) over a 6-7 hour trek, descending to a lower altitude for better acclimatization.

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Trek Distance: 14 Km

Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs

Max. Elevation: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) 

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Your journey takes you back to Namche Bazaar over a 6-7 hour trek, retracing the familiar path while cherishing the landscapes and memories you’ve made along the way.

Day 11: Trek to Lukla

Trek Distance: 19 Km

Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs

Max. Elevation: Lukla (2,800 m) 

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Continue your descent towards Lukla, enjoying the landscapes and settlements you’ve come to know over the past days. The 6-7 hour trek brings you back to where your journey began.

Day 12: Flight Back to Kathmandu

Flight Duration: 30-45 min

Max. Elevation: 1,400 m

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Concluding your remarkable Everest Base Camp expedition, you’ll catch a short 30-minute flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu, where you’ll reflect on the incredible landscapes, experiences, and personal achievements of the past weeks.

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek Map

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Everest Base Camp Overall Rout Map So some days and placer are different on this Budget Trek.

FAQ

Is the Budget Trek a different route from the regular Everest Base Camp Trek?

No, the Budget Trek follows the same iconic route as the regular Everest Base Camp Trek. The difference lies in the choice of accommodations, meals, and services, which are more budget-friendly.

Are the accommodations and meals still comfortable?

Yes, while the accommodations may be more basic compared to luxury lodges, they still provide the essentials for a comfortable stay. Meals are typically local and hearty, offering sustenance for trekking.

How long is the Budget Trek to Everest Base Camp?

The Budget Trek follows the same itinerary as the regular trek, generally taking around 12 days, including acclimatization days.

Is altitude sickness a concern on the Budget Trek?

Yes, altitude sickness is a possibility. The budget trek itinerary includes acclimatization days to help mitigate this risk. It’s essential to stay hydrated, listen to your body, and ascend gradually.

Is the Budget Trek safe?

With proper preparation, responsible trekking practices, and attention to your health, the Budget Trek can be a safe and rewarding adventure.

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