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    Everest Base Camp Trek Cost with Detailed Breakdown

    Exactly figuring out how much it will cost to visit Everest Base Camp is a difficult task. The cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek is determined by numerous variables and indicators.

    How would you trek to Everest Base Camp? independent or accompanied? Do you prefer an all-inclusive Everest Base Camp Trek Package or a bed and breakfast?

    You should research all the possible Everest Base Camp Treks before you set out on your journey, as well as how much it will cost you to visit Everest Base Camp.

    The Following Factors determine Everest Base Camp Trek Cost.

    1. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour cost

    Everest Heli Tour is one of the magnificent ways to explore Everest Base Camp and the entire region witnessing stunning Mt. Everest, the top of the world. Heli flight takes off from Kathmandu airport heading to Everest mountain panorama. We land at Syagboche and take some snacks. Next, we fly to Everest Base Camp and capture Everest and other giant mountain peaks and fly back to Kathmandu. Everest Heli Tour costs USD 4200. This is a completely private tour. But if you like sharing helicopter tours, the individual tourist has to pay USD 1100. One helicopter can be shared by 5 people.

    2. Independent or Guided Everest Base Camp Trek

    a. Independent Everest Base Camp Trek

    If we plan to do Everest Base Camp Trek on our own without taking help from a guide and trekking company is called Independent Everest Base Camp Trek. We do not hire guides and porters and even do ask a trekking company to book our Everest Base Camp Trek. We obtain all required permits for Everest Base Camp Trek. Independent Everest Base Camp Trek is, relatively, cheaper than Guided Everest Base Camp Trek. However, it is not safe and reliable.

    b. Guided Everest Base Camp Trek

    We ask a particular trekking company to arrange your Everest Base Camp Trek. You will be accompanied by a guide and porter on the trail. Your guide will help you a lot arranging your accommodation, and foods and also tell you about the weather and local culture. You need to pay for the company, guide, and porter for your Guided Everest Base Camp Trek so that the cost of Guided Everest Base Camp Trek goes higher than Independent Everest Base Camp Trek.

    3. Permit required for Everest Base Camp Trek

    TIMS cards can be obtained from Nepal Tourism Board located in Kathmandu. Or optionally, your trekking partner in Nepal will help you to obtain it for you. One TIMS card costs USD 10. Secondly, we have to obtain Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit for our Everest Base Camp Trek. The Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit costs USD 30 per person.

    4. Trekking Gear costs for Everest Base Camp Trek (Checklists)

    We need to pack up the right gear prior to our Everest Base Camp Trek. We can purchase trekking gear in Thamel, Kathmandu or you can bring your own if you have. We suggest you pack up the right and reliable gear. Hiring second-hand gear will not be reliable. The common trekking gear for Everest Base Camp Trek is Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, A Backpack Bag, Trekking Poles, Water Bottle, Sunglasses, Fleece, Hiking or Trekking Boots, Socks, Warmer, etc. You can bargain while purchasing these trekking gears in Thamel.

    5. Guide and Porter costs for Everest Base Camp Trek

    If you are going to hire a guide and porter, your trekking trip is going to be more memorable. The hiring guide costs USD 30 per day. Hiring one porter costs USD 20-25 per day. A porter can carry a maximum of 25 kg. The guide and the porter will adjust their food and accommodation at the same cost. We do not need to pay extra for their personal expenses. If you choose a full board package of Everest Base Camp Trek, the cost of a guide and porter will include.

    6. Food and Accommodation costs for Everest Base Camp Trek

    One food item in the Everest Base Camp Trekking trail costs between USD 4-8 depending on what you eat. Compared to other trekking regions, the cost of food and accommodation is more expensive. One accommodation per night on Everest Base Camp Trekking Trail costs between USD 10-20. It also depends on what type of lodge you prefer to stay in. We can also get deluxe luxury accommodation in Namche and Dingboche. If you like to enjoy luxury accommodation, the cost goes higher.

    7. Flight Cost for Everest Base Camp Trek

    Lukla Flight from Kathmandu (one way) costs USD 170. During the off-season, the cost gets lower. This cost sometimes may vary depending on the airline.

    8. Tipping for Everest Base Camp Trek

    Tips are expected after carrying out a particular duty in a reliable way making the client pleased. The same rule is applied in Trekking and Tour. The normal rule of allocating tips for guide and porter is USD 5-10 each day. You will hand over it at the end of the trip to the leader or individually to your guide and porter.

    9. Personal expenses during Everest Base Camp Trek

    Your personal expenses include your drinks, sopping of souvenirs on the mountain, some donations, etc. Your personal expenses depend on how generous and prodigal you are. Sometimes, you really love something but you may not have enough budget for purchasing it. So, we recommend you to have some personal expenses too for your Everest Base Camp Trek. You will spend around USD 20-30 per day for your personal expenses including meals.

    Final Say

    Calculating the cost of all the above-mentioned indicators, the maximum cost for Everest Base Camp Trek cost will be USD 1200. This cost includes a guide and porter, all official expenses of a travel partner in Nepal, your accommodation and food, all required permits, insurance of crews, and flight ticket (two ways) (Lukla- Kathmandu- Lukla). But this cost doesn’t include the cost of trekking gear, personal expenses, and tips to the guide and porter. Some Trekking companies provide a sleeping bag, trekking poles, and down jacket at this cost. If you like to go with Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek, then the cost will be higher.

    If you are looking for the best Everest Trekking, we offer the Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight, Everest Base Camp Heli Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek with 5-star accommodation in Kathmandu, Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek, and many more.

    For a complete guide to the Everest Base Camp Trek, please click here.

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    Jyoti Karki is an expert travel blogger. She has been writing blogs for a long time. Along with writing about diverse locations. She personally travels to many different places, went hiking and trekking in Nepal, and has also visited several areas of India and enjoys writing on her blogs about them.

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