• Everest Base Camp Budget Trek

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek

Trip Overview

Trip at a Glance

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Moderate
  •    Activities: Treks for Less Than 2 weeks
  •    Accommodation: Tea house/Guest house during the trek
  •    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  •    Maximum altitude: 5,545m
  •    Group size: 2-14
  •    Best Season: March - May & Sept - Dec

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek

Trip Highlights:

  1. Trek to dream destination: Everest Base Camp
  2. The scenic views of Himalayas from the famous vantage point, Kala Patthar
  3. Trekking through the beautiful villages like Namche Bazaar, Khumjung valley, Khunde village, and Dingboche valley
  4. Stopover at Tengboche monastery, the biggest and the oldest monastery of Khumbu region
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Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Phakding

Day 2: Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Day 3: Day 3: Namche Bazaar (Acclimatization Day)

Day 4: Day 4: Hike to Tengboche Monastery and then to Debuche

Day 5: Day 5: Debuche to Dingboche

Day 6: Day 6: Dingboche (Acclimatization Day)

Day 7: Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuche

Day 8: Day 8: Lobuche to Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep

Day 9: Day 9: Kala Patthar to Pangboche

Day 10: Day 10: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar

Day 11: Day 11: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Day 12: Day 12: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Phakding

The representative from Step On Himalaya will come to escort you to the Domestic Airport for the flight to Lukla. It is an exciting, short flight for about 30 minutes to Lukla from Kathmandu. After arriving at Lukla, you will trek towards the Phakding village following Dudhkoshi River Valley and passing through the Chheplung and Chaurikharka villages. On the way, you will be treated with the amazing sceneries of snowy Himalayan peaks. 

Accommodation: Tea House/Guest House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

After having breakfast, you will walk steep up from Phakding towards Namche Bazaar. Following the trail of Dudhkoshi River, you will pass through few suspension bridges and forests of firs and pines. You will also pass through Monjo and Jorsalle settlements before reaching Namche Bazaar. It is the gateway of Everest region situated at 3,440m. It is also a business center for local people and tourists. There are some souvenir shops and a museum where trekking equipment and gears are displayed. 

Accommodation: Tea House/Guest House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Namche Bazaar (Acclimatization Day)

Rest day at Namche Bazaar allows you to adjust yourself for the altitude changes. Acclimatization is very much necessary not only for further trekking but also to maintain your health status according to the changes in the climate, temperature, surroundings as you go higher. You may hike to nearby areas or villages to utilize the time or just take rest at the hotel or wander around Namche Bazaar. Many trekkers choose to hike up to Everest View Hotel to enjoy the breath-taking views of Mt. Everest and other adjoining peaks.

Accommodation: Tea House/Guest House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Hike to Tengboche Monastery and then to Debuche

Tengboche Monastery is the oldest monastery of Everest region where many trekkers pay a visit not only to admire its architectural beauty but also for attaining some peaceful and spiritual feelings. To reach the Tengboche Monastery, you have to start your walk passing through Kyanjuma then Phunki Tenga and after crossing Dudh Koshi river, you arrive at the monastery. Continuing the walk, you will arrive at Debuche or head back to Namche depending upon your choice but Debuche is preferred.

Accommodation: Tea House/Guest House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Debuche to Dingboche

Today’s destination is Dingboche. The walk starts from Debuche after having breakfast with a swift ascent to Pangboche. You will be then seeing the amazing views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Ama Dablam on the way. Tea break at Pangboche followed by stop-by at Somare for the Lunch break. After taking Lunch, you will trek through the Imja Valley and then arrive at Dingboche as soon as you cross the Lobuche stream.

Accommodation: Tea House/Guest House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Dingboche (Acclimatization Day)

Dingboche is situated at 4410m. Some trekkers experience altitude sickness symptoms. So, it is always recommendable to take a pause here for Acclimatization.  Dingboche is a beautiful settlement of Sherpas where you can see traditional houses with farmlands and pastures bordered by stone walls. Hike to Nangkartshang Peak or Chhukung valley is optional. 

Accommodation: Tea House/Guest House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuche

Trek starts from Dingboche heading towards Lobuche today. After taking early morning breakfast, you start walking vertical uphill followed by a steady climb to Dughla village – stop-by for Lunch. There are no other places for lunch in between Dughla and Lobuche, so it will be an early morning lunch. On the way, there is a memorial of Scott Fischer and Babu Chiri Sherpa, well-known mountaineers. After walking for some time, you will enter the region of Khumbu glacier. Further walking will lead to Lobuche.

Accommodation: Tea House/Guest House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Lobuche to Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep

Starting from Lobuche, you will head towards the Gorakshep passing through the Khumbu glacier. Then resting at Gorakshep for some time and leaving your belongings here, you will hike up to the Everest Base Camp. The trail is rocky. There are pastures, moraines, glacier and small rivulets on the way that are enchanting. After arriving at Everest Base Camp, you can wander around and grab some beautiful memories of being here. Feel the awesomeness of the Everest Base Camp. By late afternoon, you will return to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.

If you will have energy and time with weather permitting, you can further hike to Kala Patthar to admire the lovely sunset. But it would be a very tiresome and exhausting hike. 

Accommodation: Tea House/Guest House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Kala Patthar to Pangboche

If you had not made to Kala Patthar the earlier day, you can plan to hike up to Kala Patthar today. Kala Patthar is famous for the best spot from where the Himalayan ranges can be clearly and closely visible. The panoramic view from here is mind-blowing. Spending some time at Kala Patthar, you will head back to Gorakshep and then start walking towards Pangboche after taking breakfast. Arrival at Pangboche will welcome you with the memorable sunset view of Mt. Ama Dablam.

Accommodation: Tea House/Guest House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar

Today you will return to Namche Bazaar from Pangboche. You will descend until you cross Dudh Koshi river and then steep ascent to Kyanjuma. Hereafter, the path is flat or descending until you arrive Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Tea House/Guest House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Today, you will return to Lukla from Namche Bazaar. It is the last day of the trekking. you will trace back the same trail along the Dudh Koshi river until you arriving at Phakding for lunch and then after taking lunch, you will walk towards Lukla.

Accommodation: Tea House/Guest House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu from Lukla via an early morning flight after taking breakfast.  The guide (representative of Step On Himalaya) will transfer you to the hotel after arriving at the Domestic Airport in Kathmandu. Farewell dinner in the evening with the sharing of experiences, memories, and feedbacks for our services. 

Accommodation: N/A

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Local Sim card is given by the representative upon arrival at the airport (if more than 6 members in a group)
  • Transportation for drop-off and  pick-up services to the domestic airport
  • Domestic air tickets from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation (twin-sharing basis) during the trek
  • Permits of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) registration card
  • An English speaking, well-trained trekking guide with government license
  • Salary, accommodation, meals, insurance of the trekking guide and other staffs of the team
  • First aid kit with all the basic necessary medicines
  • All local and government taxes

What is not included?

  • Add-On: Porter (Arrangement can be done upon request with an additional cost)
  • International air tickets and Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • Emergency Evacuation or Rescue Service charges
  • Personal expenses like beverages, hot showers, charging electronic devices, etc.
  • Personal gears and equipment for trekking
  • Any items that are not mentioned in the “Cost Includes” section
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$995

* All Inclusive Price.

12 days

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