The Everest Base Camp Trek Daily Budget depends upon the Cost of the Guide, Porter, food, Permit, accommodation, and other activities. Here, I am going to share my journey to the Everest Base Camp trek on a luxury and tight budget while going with travelers just like you.
Trekking on the base camp of Everest by hiring a guide and Porter is the right choice. They will enhance and help make comfortable & relaxing Trekking. They definitely make your Trekking smooth and interesting. Going solo or with a group without a guide will make you pay more for accommodation and food, and there is a high chance of being scammed.
With a guide, we can ensure our safety and comfort. Hiring a porter gives you a relaxing and enjoyable trekking experience as they will carry your bag.
We’ll see the detailed breakdown of the Everest base camp trek daily budget:
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Flight Cost For Everest Base Camp Trek:
The flight cost for the Everest base camp trek will take up a portion of your Trekking. There are two ways to go to Lukla; one is the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla that will cost you 217$ as of Nov 11, but, as an alternative, when the flights from Kathmandu aren’t available, we should go to Ramechhap by Bus, Car, or Private Transportation and fly from Ramechhap to Lukla at $164$.
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- Flight From Kathmandu To Lukla: 217$ Or,
- Drive-By Bus From Kathmandu To Ramechhap: 15$
- Drive-By Private Car From Kathmandu To Ramechhap: 150$ – 200$
- Flight From Ramechhap To Lukla: 164$
The Cost mentioned here is a one-way cost; while trekking back, you need to add the same Cost again, while you can also come by helicopter and get back to Kathmandu from Gorekshep.
The Everest Base Camp Trek Daily Budget For Accommodation is about 10$ for the tea house and lodge without an attached bathroom, but if you would like to stay in luxury, that will cost you 20$.
On average, the tea house and lodging accommodation will cost you $150, and the luxury room with the attached toilet will cost you $250. The cost mentioned here is for 11 days of trekking and slightly increases as per your days of trekking.
- Normal Accommodation Without Attached Bathroom: $10
- Standard Accommodation With Attached Bathroom: $20
Daily Budget For Foods on Everest Base Camp Trek
The Everest base camp trek daily budget for food will be approximately $35, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food prices will slightly increase the more elevation you’ll gain. The fare doesn’t include soft and hard drinks, etc. Water will cost you $4 – 15. The total cost of food for the whole Everest base camp trek will be $400, excluding drinks.
The cost for the tea and coffee is around $3 – 7 per cup.
- Breakfast will Cost: 7- 10$
- Lunch will Cost: 12 – 15$
- Dinner will Cost: 12 – 15$
Note: The cost also depends upon the amount of food and drinks you take; for most trekkers, a budget of $35 will be sufficient.
Daily Budget For Guide And Porter on Everest Base Camp Trek
The Guide and Porter will enhance your trekking experience. As I have said in the first paragraph, they know the route, the best viewpoint, and other information about the trekking destination. Hiring a Guide will be worth it. The Guide will charge $30, and the Porter will charge $20 – 25 accordingly.
The Porter is the backbone of trekking; they will carry up to 25kg. The benefits of hiring a porter are that it will help you enjoy trekking by relaxing. Imagine you are carrying your stuff of 30 kilograms and gaining elevation. That will surely cause stress and make the trek more difficult. All you have to do is enjoy the Trekking, so I suggest you hire a porter for a great experience.
- Guide: $30
- Porter: 25$
You will need two permits for trekking in the Everest region. These permits are required to show at multiple checkpoints in the trail.
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
The Entry fee for the Sagarmatha National Park is $34. The Permit for Sagarmatha National Park is necessary because the trekking trail will follow the same route.
Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
We also need the Khumbu pasang lhamu rural municipality entrance permit beside the Sagarmath entry permit; this is a newly required permit that has been taken into action by the local government of that locality. This Permit helps in the sustainable growth of the local area, Biodiversity Protection, and Regulated Tourism.
Apart from this, we don’t need the TIMS card for trekking on the Everest Base Camp trek.
- The trekking permit will cost you 50$
Trekking on the highest base camp in the world or any trekking. The first thing that comes is insurance. Get travel insurance from your country (US) or any third-party insurance company. Most of the companies don’t offer travel insurance and recommend you do the following:
While many people have hesitation or difficulty in carrying their equipment from their country, in that case, you can buy the equipment in the Thamel Area of Kathmandu or also buy it in the Namche Bazaar, which is the Gateway to Everest.
Rent an Equipment: Renting equipment might be a solution for most trekkers as it will be easy. You can rent the equipment on Thamel, and the Cost will be around 200 – 300$ for your Trekking of 12 Days.
- Equipment Rent Cost: 200$ – 300$
The budget for the Everest base camp trek will also include other things like Wi-Fi and data connectivity, medicine, hot Showers, charging, etc.
- Wifi Connectivity: $8 per Day
- Medicine For Whole Trekking: $30 – 50$ (Depends upon what you’re willing to carry)
- Hot Shower: $4 – $10
- Charging: $3 – $10
Total Budget Break Down:
The following cost will cover the cost of the Everest Base Camp trek From Kathmandu excluding the hotels there.
- Flight Cost Two Way: 450$
- Accommodation Cost: 150$ or 250$
- Food Cost: 400$
- Permits: $50
- Others: 200$
- Guide: 350$
- Porter: 250$