Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days

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Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 12 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 5,364 meters (17,598 feet)
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • Transport Car+ Flight
  • Best Season Autumn (Sept to late Nov) and spring (Feb to mid-April)

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days Cost, Departure 2023

The Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days is a dream goal for the vast majority of the trekkers and explorers around the globe. There were a few endeavors to make summit to the Everest for leaving impressions on the famous base camp of Mt. Everest (5364 m) like the legendary Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay- Mt. Everest climbers. However, many of them vanished or passed on amid the journey. New Zealand national Hillary and Nepali resident Sherpa were sufficiently fortunate to successfully have the summit to this most noteworthy mountain and set the world record.

Everest district is thickly populated by Sherpa ethnic communities. Amid the Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days, it will surprise you with stunning mountain landscapes of the Himalayan range as you enjoy it from the lap of the world's most astounding pinnacles. A few other Himalayas over 8,000 m. that are viewed during the trekking are - Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), and the locale similarly brags other glorious mountains like Mt. Nuptse (7,855 m), Mt. Thamserku (7,723 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Amadablam (6,856 m), Mt. Kantega (6,685 m) and Mt. Lingterin (6,679 m).

Blissful flight to world's most extraordinary airport Tenzing Hillary terminal at Lukla is the beginning phase of the trek. In case you are experienced, love adventures and wish to have genuine trek, you can have a one-day drive from Kathmandu to Jiri-Bhandar, the entryway to Everest and keep trekking. Our accomplished trekking guides and representatives will pick you in Lukla before making a trail for Phakding. Afterwards continue trek to Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorekshep and lastly reach Everest base camp and relish the environment and scenes all around. After base camp, we additionally climb up to Kala Patthar (5,550m), to appreciate the superb perspectives of the Mt. Everest, which isn't seen from the base camp. Spots like Khumbu Namche Bazaar is also a central part of the trip, it will make for a vicious moment of Everest trekking. We follow the trail utilized before to return to Lukla and catch a flight to Kathmandu.

The vast majority of these trekking lovers want to go on a small budget trip. Hence, this is why the Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days has been amongst the most booked and superb trekking goals in Nepal. Despite the fact that the Budget Everest Base Camp Trek is an economical trekking tour our services and hospitality are not traded off. Thus, you can trek to eminent Khumbu area of Nepal to create lifetime moments at a nominal rate by picking Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days with us.

Major Highlights

  • Scenic flight to Lukla
  • Trekking along Dudh Koshi River
  • Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar also buy souvenirs at Namche Bazaar shops
  • Beautiful views of Himalayan ranges
  • Explore villages
  • Trekking along Rhododendron forests, green hills, valleys and rough ridges.
  • Visit mani-prayer Stupa
  • View icebergs at Khumbu Glacier
  • Photography moments on reaching Mt. Everest Base Camp       
  • Various stunning views of mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku.
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After breakfast head to the airport for flight to Lukla. Enjoy scenic flight route for 35 minutes to the mountain airport of Lukla. At Lukla, the tour guide will introduce you with the porters. Today is a short trek approximately three-hours on the Dudh Koshi left bank. You can view the landscapes and some of the beautiful peaks while trekking. Reach Phadking.
Stay at Teahouse

  • Max. Altitude: 2800m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

After breakfast begins the trek toward Dudh Koshi river crossing it several times passing by the bridge you will enter the park in Jorsale. Stop there for lunch. Later we will proceed for the trekking. Then few hours of trail surrounded by pines and enjoying mountainous scenes reach Namche Bazar. Namche Bazaar is the biggest town on this trip.
Stay at Teahouse- 6 hrs.

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

It is a perfect place to take some rest and for acclimatization to the high elevation before taking off towards Tyangboche. Namche Bazaar is the primary part of the Solukhumbu locale. Our guide takes you to the Everest viewpoint to watch the stunning mountain scenes. Stroll around two hours for Khumjung village to get acclimatize. It is thickly populated by Sherpa group. Rest of the time to investigate the town, you can visit an old monastery there.
Stay at Teahouse- 5 hrs.

  • Max. Altitude: 3800m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

After breakfast leave to trek along the narrow hilltop and level mountain way that offers a brilliant scene of Thamserku, Kusum Kangrib, and Kantega. On strolling couple of hours on the flat crisscross route, we go down to the waterway and touch base at Phunki Tenga. Afterwards, ascend through Rhododendron woods to the Tengboche. The trail to get to Tengboche is somewhat harder.
Stay at Teahouse- 5 hrs.

  • Max. Altitude: 3800m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

Today trek to Dingboche. Begin trekking by going down to the Debuche then pleasant and delicate stroll through the rhododendron forest. Crossing the bridge of Imja Khola, climb past Mani stones that are engraved with the Tibetan Buddhist prayers to Pangboche. Our route proceeds through summer fields to Dingboche.
Stay at Teahouse- 5 hrs.

  • Max. Altitude: 4260m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

This day is for rest and acclimatization. There are some stunning perspectives of the Ama Dablam from Northside along with the Lhotse-Nuptse hilltop as you investigate the magnificent valley that paves the way to Island Peak. This trek is short. Or you can get to another village at Chhukum and back to Dingboche.
Stay at Teahouse 5 hrs.

  • Max. Altitude: 4400m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

Today during Himalayan voyage drive for 50-minutes towards North till reaching mani-prayer Stupa. In today's walk enjoy views of the Mt.Tawache and Ama Dablam as well as toward the north-Pokalde (5741m) Kongma-Tse (5820m) along with a great wall of Nuptse. Following two hours of strolling, the trek from Pheriche connects at Dugla (4595m). Then goes specifically up the terminal bridge of the Khumbu Glacier for around 60 minutes. Proceed for an hour up to a lofty hilltop, here you can view Mt. Pumori and other pinnacles of the west of Everest.
Stay at Teahouse- 6 hrs.

  • Max. Altitude: 4930m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

Begin the trek following the rough moraine way, see icebergs and icy glaciers en-route down underneath of Khumbu glacier. The trek goes by the last rough moraine hills, a short downhill stroll till Gorakshep. Stop here for lunch. The trail is narrow and rocky with the windy atmosphere. Today your dream to reach Everest base camp will get fulfilled. Later, return to Gorekshep.
Stay at Teahouse- 7 hrs.

  • Max. Altitude: 5300m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

Early morning trail to Kala Patthar (5545m.). Appreciate the view of dawn. At Kala Patthar, you can have an all-encompassing perspective of Mt. Everest. This view is truly close from the Kalapathar. Also, view numerous various mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku etc. Watch sunrise then trek down to Gorekshep, have lunch and begin trekking down to Pheriche.
Stay at Teahouse- 7 hrs.

  • Max. Altitude: 5545m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

Today trek back to Namche, a simpler plummet going through rhododendron woodland. Tengboche is a little town with an acclaimed monastery with the stunning views of Ama Dablam, rivers and green hills. Halted here for lunch. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Stay at Teahouse- 6 hrs

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

This is the last day of your trekking. The trek today is charming, with just a few short tough climbs and afterward, descend to the river Bhote-Koshi crossing it thrice. Pass several villages and towns en-route. The 45 minutes of last tough climb will take you to Lukla.
Stay at Teahouse- 6 hrs.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse

Early morning, board a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to your hotel by our tour representative. 

  • Max. Altitude: 1320m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
Trip Map
Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days map
What's Included
  • Pick up and drop from Airport-Hotel-Airport in Kathmandu by Private Car
  • Accommodation in Tea house lodges
  • Necessary ground transportation by private car.
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekker’s Information Management System).
  • One Trekking Guide (Experienced, English speaking, licensed, well trained) All his expenses, equipment.
  • Trekker’s medical supplies- First Aid Kit
  • All tax, vat and service charge
What's not Included
  • Full-board meals during the trek (Main course: breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Porters available at an extra cost (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Trekking equipments
  • Expenses of a personal nature (bars and beverage bills, dessert and snacks, hot shower, drinking water, telephone, internet, laundry, titbits, etc)
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter Evacuation
  • Tipping is a culture in Nepal and is expected by your staff (guides, porters)
Useful Information

What makes our Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days 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 Budget Trek 12 Days for under USD 1000. Our Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days 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 Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days 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 Budget Trek 12 Days 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 1100. 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

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days 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 Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days

The Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days 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 12 Days 2023/2024. 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 Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days?

To prepare for Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days, 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 Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days

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. 

Budget Everest Base Camp Trekking 12 Days 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 Budget Everest Base Camp Trekking 12 Days 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 Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days

Our Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days 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 Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days

The Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days 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 Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days

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 Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days

During the Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days, 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 Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days

  • 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. 


  • Luggage: Duffel bags are used while trekking. The company provides duffel bags. Each trekker can pack up to 10 kgs. Likewise, you can carry a day pack (under 5 kg) on you. Extra luggage is stored in the hotel's locker room. 


  • Permits: Our Budget Everest Base Camp Trekking 12 Days cost covers all the necessary permits for the journey. The team will obtain the permits on your behalf. We need a Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural municipality entrance permit (NPR 2000 per person) and a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit (NPR 3000 per person).


  • Emergency contact: You can contact us anytime on our emergency number. It is +977 9841767236. This number has both Whatsapp & Viber, so you can call or text on that too. This is our email address info@welcomenepaltreks.com. 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. 


  • Q1. How to book the Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days ?

    To book Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days, you can contact us on our given email or phone number. You can also book the trek through our site and pay the advance payment using our safe payment gateway. Our team will get in touch with you once we receive your inquiry.

  • Yes, Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days is worth every penny. You'll travel in the magical Himalayas, located far away from the chaotic world. The trek leads you very close to Mt. Everest, the highest mountain on Earth. You'll experience the mountain lifestyle and unwind. The diverse landscapes, welcoming Sherpa families, and tranquility of the Himalayas are worth experiencing at least once in your lifetime.

  • Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days is a moderate trek. The challenges are a bit high on the budget trek because you have to adjust to the bare minimum of services. The steep, rugged terrain, high altitude, etc., On the other hand, also make the trek difficult. If you are well prepared and love traveling in the wilderness, then the Everest base camp budget trek will become short of a fun trip for you.

  • The Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days cost between USD 950 to USD 1100. Our Everest base camp budget trek cost USD 1000 for 2 pax basic. The price of the package may slightly change from one company to another according to their policy, service charge, etc. You'll get top-notch service at a reasonable price with our company.

  • Yes, a beginner can do the Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days. We help beginner trekkers prepare for the trek and pack wisely. You do have to push yourself in the mountains, and our expert team will make sure you are safe.

  • The average temperature at Everest base camp can go below zero degrees even during spring & autumn. From December to February, temperature can drop to -17 degrees Celsius.

  • The Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days involves 10 to 12 days of the walk as per your itinerary. We have 12 days of budget EBC trek with ample rest days.

  • Yes, you can fly to Everest base camp. You can charter a private helicopter or fly in a group according to your budget. The landing at EBC is rather complicated and avoided because of not enough landing space. However, you can land at Pheriche or Kala Patthar.

  • Yes, a normal person can go to Everest base camp. It's a non-technical walk to EBC but needs basic fitness and adjustment to limited facilities. You'll be accompanied by an experienced mountain guide, so no need to worry about anything. We are experts at leading normal people to the lap of the highest mountain in the world safely.

  • Yes, it snows at Everest base camp. You can experience snowfall in the lower elevation from mid-November onwards.

What Our Clients Say
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    Paradise Druk-YulBhutan Sep 18, 2013

    Great experience of Everest Base Camp Trek !

    I could not believe myself that I was able to get 5000 high from sea level. It blew my mind when I start thinking about Everest Base Camp, the high hills, beautiful air, White Mountain and lovely people is what made my trip so special. I felt well looked after and supported all times. I highly recommend you to visit trek with Experience Company like Welcome Nepal treks rather than beginner.