What makes our Budget Everest Base Camp Trekking different from our usual EBC trek 14 days?
We have removed your arrival in Kathmandu and preparation day from our itinerary, unlike the EBC 14-day trek, which allows us to offer you Everest base camp trekking for under USD 1000. Our budget Everest base camp trek does not include your overnight stay in Kathmandu. Likewise, we'll book basic accommodation on the way.
By doing these little changes in the package, we present you with the best Everest base camp budget trek in the market. We do not have to compromise in our acclimatization days in the mountains, nor will you get any less attention. The trekking experience is still incredible. It's just you have to do a few more adjustments.
Alternative trek packages
These are some of the famous Everest trek packages- Everest view trek, Everest luxury trek, EBC trek with helicopter return, EBC helicopter tour, Gokyo Lake trek, Everest base camp short trek, etc.
You can also customize the Everest base camp trek itinerary with us.
If you are looking for equally rewarding treks in the other part of the Himalayas, then check out these packages- Langtang valley trek, Annapurna base camp trek, Mardi Himal trek, Khopra danda trek, and yoga trekking packages.
Combine helicopter return from Kala Patthar at a reasonable cost
If your budget allows, then we highly recommend combining a helicopter return from Kala Patthar to Lukla or Kathmandu. You'll be joining a group departure, so the per-head cost will be under USD 1000. Combining a helicopter return will elevate your trek experience to the next level. You'll get to witness the breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas.
For further information, kindly contact our team.
Budget Everest Base Camp Trekking difficulty
Everest base camp budget trek 12 days is a moderate venture. The terrain has rough and steep sections that demand good fitness. You walk through densely forested paths and rugged foothills. Every day it is 6 to 7 hours of walking. The lifestyle in the mountains is very simple to what we are used to in cities. The modern comforts are very limited.
As the trek progresses, you may feel the pressure of the high altitude and remoteness of the region on your body & mind. Therefore, we always say physical and mental fitness both are needed for the Everest budget trek. The later part of the trail also involves glacial walking and gets very steep.
Altitude sickness on Budget Everest Base Camp Trekking
The Everest base camp budget trek begins at 2,860 meters at Lukla airport and goes up to 5,644 meters in the span of eight days. This elevation change may lead you to altitude sickness if your body does not acclimatize. We have two acclimatization days in our Everest base camp budget trek 2022/2023. This ensures your body acclimatizes and keeps you away from altitude sickness.
Sometimes trekkers get altitude sickness regardless of ample acclimatization opportunities. In a case like that, the group leader will give the patient first aid and take necessary actions.
How to prepare for the Budget Everest base camp Trek?
To prepare for EBC budget trekking, you can go on hikes on similar terrain. Walk 5 to 6 hours a few times a week to make a habit. You can carry a backpack with some weight too. Likewise, you can also train in the gym. Do cardio and work to build stamina & core body strength. To prepare yourself mentally, try going a day without or less using the internet, have simple meals, etc.
Best time to do trek to Budget Everest Base Camp Trekking
The best time to trek in the Everest region is in the spring and autumn seasons. These two seasons have the most stable weather for hiking in the Himalayas. You get to enjoy excellent mountain views and tempting seasonal greenery. March to April and October to November are the months of these two seasons. The climate is mild, and the Kathmandu Lukla flights are on time.
Trekking to Everest base camp in summer/monsoon (May to September) is not advised. This is the worst time of the year because of rainfall, slippery & muddy trails, and continuous delays in Lukla flights. The views are not great because of the fog. The trek will become tougher than it is.
Likewise, an Everest base camp budget trek in winter is possible if you are going in the early days of December. Winter trekking in the Himalayas is no doubt the best because of the snowfall and sensational mountain views. However, if you are not on time and do not plan the trip wisely, it can become a complete disaster for you.
Accommodation on Budget Everest Base Camp Trekking
Our Everest base camp budget trekking involves a basic tea house or lodge in the mountains for accommodation. You'll get a safe and clean place to spend the night. The rooms are shared by two trekkers. The toilets are common. The rooms are not heated and can get cold, so carry a nice sleeping bag. The services in the lodges will be basic. Make sure to have extra cash to buy any additional services like charging, wifi, hot shower, etc.
Meals during Budget Everest Base Camp Trekking
The Everest base camp budget trek route has the widest range of food, from dal bhat to spaghetti. You'll get plenty of options in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Non-veg items are often suggested to avoid because usually, they are not fresh, and you may end up getting indigestion. It's better to stick to veg meals.
Dal bhat is the superfood while trekking in the Himalayas. It'll give you all the nutrients and keep you filled for hours. The price is also low, and the food is delicious. For breakfast, you can choose from oats, toast & eggs, soup, porridge, potatoes, etc. Likewise, several alcoholics and nonalcoholic drinks are available.
Stay away from caffeine and alcohol because they can dehydrate your body and lead you to altitude sickness. Similarly, do not skip meals. Carry your favorite snacks and bars.
Travel Insurance For Budget everest base camp trek
It's always better to have a backup if you are traveling in the mountains of Nepal because they are not connected with the cities, and there's no health or transportation infrastructure. In case any medical emergency occurs while trekking or if you get altitude sickness, we may have to air evacuate you to a hospital in Kathmandu.
We need travel insurance at the time of booking. You cannot get travel insurance in Nepal, so we recommend you get one in your home country. Your travel insurance should cover emergency evacuation up to 6,000 meters and medical bills. You can also include things like flight cancellation, personal baggage loss, etc, in your travel insurance.
Trekking Guide & Team During Budget Everest Base Camp Trekking
During the Everest budget trek, a well-trained mountain guide and porters will assist you. Even though it's a budget trek, we do not compromise in paying our on-field crew members, so you'll get the best one. Our mountain team is very reliable and experienced. They will lead the group to EBC and ensure the group's safety.
Our guides are certified in various things like first aid, rock climbing, remote survival, etc, and have led numerous groups to EBC. Therefore, you can hike freely with our team. They are very friendly, so you'll not have any issues communicating.
General information During Budget Everest Base Camp Trekking
Charging: A charging facility is given in all the lodges. You have to pay a few extra bucks for it. There's one common charging space in the lodge, where everyone can charge their devices. You can carry a power bank, spare batteries, or a solar charger with you.
Internet: In Phakding, Namche Bazar, and Tengboche villages, you'll get paid wifi service. The connection may not be stable all the time. You can get the internet up to Everest base camp by using Ncell sim. We help you get it on your request.
Emergency contact: You can contact us anytime on our emergency number. It is +977 9851035823. This number has both Whatsapp & Viber, so you can call or text on that too. This is our email address [email protected] For a quick response, we advise you to contact us on our cell phone number.
ATM & money exchange: In Kathmandu, you can use your cards to pay in hotels, restaurants, souvenirs shops, and cafes. Get some Nepali cash to use during your excursion to the local market. While on the trek, the last ATM is in Namche Bazaar, so withdraw enough cash to use while trekking.
Nepal Visa: Most travelers can get an on-arrival Nepali visa at Tribhuvan International Airport or land entry points. It's a simple process, and only needs a few documents, along with your valid passport. Citizens of some countries cannot get an on-arrival visa. Check the visa status for your country before leaving for Nepal. If you cannot get an on-arrival visa, then get it from the consulate office or Nepal's Embassy in your country. The company does not take responsibility for a visa.