Trekking to Everest base camp is undoubtedly the most-in-demand trek in Nepal. You might also want to go on this adventure sometime sooner or later. This article is to give you a general idea about Everest base camp trek cost and what you pay for.
Everest Base Camp Trek Cost Breakdown
While you go on the Everest base camp trek, you pay a certain amount of money for the trip. Here is the general cost breakdown of the trip for you to have a general idea of where the money you pay goes.
When you sign up for a package trip to Everest base camp, the cost you pay for covers your accommodation in Kathmandu and in the mountains. You will stay in hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and in a lodge accommodation in the mountains. However, the category of hotels and lodges depends on your choice that affects the price of the trip too.
Trekking trips normally run with your breakfast included in the cities and breakfast, lunch, and dinner included while on the trek. This is also the same for Everest base camp trek cost. The package covers your breakfasts in Kathmandu and all major meals on the trek. However, you will have the privilege to choose what you want to include in the package if you want to customize it.
On Flight Ticket
You will need to take a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu to start the trek to Everest base camp. The package cost covers your flight ticket to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.
On Ground Transportation
When you book the Everest base camp trek with us, the cost you pay covers all the ground transportation needed. From airport pick up and drop off to Kathmandu sightseeing tour, you do not need to worry about transportation. A private vehicle will be organized for your group to go around as per the itinerary.
Although the trek goes on a well-trodden trail, you need to be aware that you are going on high-altitude trekking. The cost you pay for the trip hires a professional trekking guide for you. Remember that a guide is not a person who only shows you the route. S/he is the person who makes your trip fun-filled, safe, and unforgettable.
The adventure you are about to go on is a multi-day trekking trip. You will trek for 12 days up in the mountain wilderness. You will need enough clothing and other stuff to go for twelve days. So you will need to pack your bag for the trip and there are people carrying your luggage for you. The cost you pay for the trip hires a porter to carry your backpack.
To go on a trekking adventure in Nepal, you will need to obtain a permit before you go. Everest base camp trek cost also covers your trekking permit and national park permit cost.
Extra Expenses that the Package does not cover
A standard Everest base camp trek cost covers all the above-mentioned expenses. However, there are some extra expenses that the trip cost does not cover. We have kept these extra potential expenses on bullet points for you to understand easily.
- International flight ticket and your travel insurance
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Shower, battery charging, internet usage, etc. in the mountains
- Extra or personal porter
- Any kind of drinks throughout the trip
- Tips to the guide and porters at the end of the trip
- Emergency evacuation cost
You should understand that, as a high-altitude trekking adventure, this trip entails the risk of getting sick due to altitude. While our guide and team will make sure that you stay safe and enjoy the adventure, sometimes situations can go beyond control. So, you so be ready for it mentally.
If you have any questions on the Everest base camp trek cost breakdown or anything about the trip, write to us.