Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 12 Days Itinerary and Cost
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.
Budget Everest Base Camp Trek during Spring Season
Spring is the best season for the budget Everest base camp trek. The spring season in Nepal falls from the month of March-May. The weather is generally stable, with mild temperatures and clear skies. The average temperature during the daytime is about 15°C to 20°C. Spring offers excellent visibility, providing trekkers with breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks. One of the best things of trekking in the spring season is witnessing the blooming of rhododendron flowers. Spring is one of the busiest seasons for the Everest Base Camp budget trek.
Budget Everest Base Camp Trek during Monsoon season
Monsoon is not much recommended season for the 12 days Everest budget trek. During this time, the region experiences heavy rainfall, which can lead to difficult trekking conditions. However, the days are warm as the temperature ranges from 16°C-20°C during day time. The trails to Everest Base Camp can become muddy, slipper during monsoon due to rain. The monsoon rains increase the risk of landslides and avalanches in the region. During the monsoon season there are usually fewer trekkers on the Everest base camp hiking trail.
Everest Base Camp Budget Trek during Autumn Season
Autumn (September to November) is one of the best times to do this Everest base camp budget trek due to favorable weather and clear skies. The days are sunny and the nights are chilly. The average daytime temperatures range from 10° to 20°C. The excellent visibility during the autumn season allows trekkers to enjoy the witness the beautiful views of sunrise and sunset over the astounding mountains. You will get the best trekking experience during this season. The trekking trails and the teahouses are crowded during this season.
Everest Base Camp Budget Trek during Winter Season
The winter season is not much favorable for trekking in the Everest region. The winter season in Nepal falls between the month of Dec-Feb. During this season the trekkers will experience extremely cold temperature. The temperature during the daytime drops to -10°to -20°C and the nights are even more cold. The heavy snowfalls during this season might block the trails which will make the trekking difficult. But the scenery of the snowcapped mountains is amazing to witness during winter season. If the cold doesn’t bother you and if you want to do the Everest base camp budget trek in this season you should be well prepared.
Important notes for 12 days Budget Everest Base Camp Trek
- During the peak trekking seasons like spring (march-May) and autumn (Sept-Nov) the flights to the Everest region takes the departure from Ramechaap airport due to the overcrowded condition at the Kathmandu airport.
- Trekkers need to submit a copy of their passport at the booking stage, as we require this for domestic flight booking.
- Sometimes the flight can be delayed or canceled due to the sudden weather changes. So, Welcome Nepal Treks suggest you to build at least 2- 3 nights contingency plan and not to book your international flights early as it will cause problems.
- The clothes should be packed according to the particular season.
- We advise trekkers to pack their bags lightly as Porters can carry 15-20 kg only.
- During the Everest base camp budget trek, you need to pay for all meals, hot drinks, cold drinks, alcohol, snacks, WIFI, electricity, and hot showers facilities.
- You should also bring the travel insurance to ensure your safety during the Budget Everest Trekking.
Trip facts of Everest Base Camp Budget Trek
- The trek is located in the Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal. It starts from Lukla and takes you to the Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5,364 meters.
- The Lukla airport also known as Tenzing Hillary airport is one of the most dangerous airports in the world.
- There are two Base Camps of Mount Everest. The South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 m and the North Base Camp is in Tibet, China, at an altitude of 5,150 m.
- Kalapatthar (5,545m) is the highest point of the trek that offers excellent views of the Himalayas.
- You cannot see Mount Everest from the Everest base camp itself.
Arrival Day of Everest Base Camp Budget Trek
If you book the 12 days Budget Everest base camp Trek Package with Welcome Nepal Treks, our team will be waiting for you at the airport on the day of your arrival. Our team will have your name plate and welcome you with Khaada (Shawl) and take you comfortably to the hotel on a private vehicle.
Packing Lists for 12 days Everest Base Camp Budget Trek
The budget trek to Everest Base Camp is adventurous trekking journey. You need right trekking gears in order to make your trek successful and enjoyable. You should pack the necessary trekking equipment and gears. Here are some of the important trekking gears needed for the Everest base camp budget trek:
- Down jackets, rain coat, wind proof jacket, quick dry t-shirt
- Long sleeve shirt, trekking trousers, trekking boots, warm socks
- Hat, scarf, gloves, sunglasses, under wears
- Cell phone, cameras, torch light, power banks, water bottles
- Face wipes, quick dry towel, sanitizer, toiletries
- Sunscreen cream, moisturizer, lip balm, hair brush, etc.
- Medical kits, water purification tablets
- Extra money and many other necessary personal equipment and valuable accessories.
Difficulty level of Everest Base Camp Budget Trek
Everest Base Camp Budget Trek is a moderately difficult trek. It requires a good level of physical fitness as well as mental determination. It is a 12 days trek with long climbs, rocks, challenging terrain. People having previous trekking experience can complete the trek successfully. You need to walk around 6-7 hours a day to accomplish the Budget Everest base camp hike. If you want to make yourself physically prepared before the trek you can do cycling, jogging, hiking, swimming and other strength and flexibility-based exercises.
Extra Personal Expenses for 12 days Budget Everest Base Camp Hike
- Beverages (hot drinks, cold drinks, juice), etc.
- WIFI, electricity, hot shower facilities costs in teahouses during the trek
- Tips for the guides and porters
- Full board meals during the trek
- Laundry expenses
- Any other additional services that you need during the trek.
- ATM or Money Exchanges in Everest Base Camp Budget Trek
It is very rare to find ATM and Money exchanges during Everest Base Camp Budget Trek. ATMs can be found in Namche bazaar and Lukla. The trekkers should carry the local currency during the treks as people there will not accept foreign currency. We recommend trekkers to exchange money in Kathmandu before the trek as there are many money exchange centers in Kathmandu.
Laundry during Everest Base Camp Budget Trek
During the 12 days Everest base camp budget trek you will rarely find the laundry services. You might get the laundry services in Lukla and Namche bazaar. For the laundry services they will take additional costs. After that you wouldn’t get laundry services at higher areas. However, you can buy hot water at teahouse lodges and wash your own clothes.
Permits required for the Everest base camp budget trek
Generally, while doing the Everest Base Camp budget hike you need two kinds of permits. They are: Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural municipality entrance permit and a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit.
Group Joining and Private Everest Base Camp Budget Trek
We organize both group joining and private Budget Everest base camp trek. If you are doing the trek with your own group, you will get a discount. But if we have to arrange the groups for you then the costs will be same. You can also enjoy the Budget Everest base camp hike in private. We will meet your personal needs and requirements throughout the trek.
Tips for Guides and Porters on Everest base Camp Budget trek of 12 days
The trekkers will be doing the 12 days Everest Base Camp Budget Trek with our professional, friendly and caring guides and porters. The guides and porters will be very helpful during the Everest base camp budget trek. Guides will lead the trek through the best route, provide you the necessary guidelines, explain you about the history, cultures of the Everest region. While, porters will carry your heavy bags during the trek and make you feel comfortable throughout the trek. If you liked their services and works then you can give them some tips at the last day of the trek. Tips are reward and also the great way of saying thanks. Tips will make them happy and encourage them to work even better. However, tips are not compulsory during Everest Base Camp Budget Trek. It completely depends on your wish and choice.
Benefits of doing Everest base Camp Budget Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks
Doing the Everest base camp budget trek with Welcome Nepal Treks is a great choice. Welcome Nepal Treks is a well-organized trek that provide the trekking packages at reasonable price with quality services. While travelling with Welcome Nepal Treks you will get the best trekking experience in Nepal. Here are some of the benefits you will get while doing the Everest base camp budget trek with welcome Nepal treks:
- Free Pick up and drop from Airport-Hotel-Airport
- Arrangement of accommodation in teahouse lodges during the trek
- Professional, well trained and friendly trekking guide provided
- We arrange some necessary trekking equipment like sleeping bags, Down jackets, trekking pole, etc. if you haven’t brought your own.
- Our team organize the Everest budget trekking with full safety and security
How much does it cost to do the Budget Everest base camp trek
budget Everest base camp trek is an economical trekking trip which costs below USD1000. Welcome Nepal Treks offer this exciting budget Everest trek at a very reasonable price around $850- $1000. Even though it is a budget trek, Welcome Nepal Treks doesn’t compromise on the services. The costs include the transportation, accommodations during the trek, permit fees and other things mentioned in the package. We provide the best services to our customers and meet their basic needs at reasonable price.
Feedback after the 12 days Budget Everest Base Camp Trek
After finishing your 12 days Budget Everest Base Camp trekking trip, we would love to hear from you about how you enjoyed the trip and if there is anything we need to improve. We would love to receive any suggestions or feedback from the trek. You can also write your feedback and reviews about our company services and your trekking experience with us at the trip advisor. You can also learn the feedback and reviews of our company services written by many trekkers from different parts of the world.
Budget Everest Base Camp Trek booking and payment policies
When you confirmed the booking of the Everest Base Camp Budget Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks, we need 10% payment of the total cost in advance. You can also pay the total cost payment in advance. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). Bank/credit card service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit. You can also pay direct cash on hand. The price mentioned in the site is real. We don’t have any hidden charges. We also accept your last-minute booking. For more understanding you can go to our site and see the terms and conditions. If you do not understand any of our terms and conditions, feel free to ask us. Our team will help you to understand all the important information at the time of booking.
Departure day of Everest Base Camp Budget Trek
After finishing the Everest base camp budget trek, we serve the farewell dinner to our clients at a typical Nepalese restaurant. And on the day of the departure back to your country, the team of Welcome Nepal Treks will pick you up from your hotel and drop you to the international airport and bid our last goodbyes.