Everest Base Camp Budget Trek - 11 Days

Trip Facts
  • Duration:11 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max. Altitude: 5560m
  • Start at: Kathmandu
  • End at: Kathmandu
  • Group Size: 1 - 24
  • Best Season: Spring to Autumn


  • Scenic mountain flight to Lukla, offering spectacular views of the Himalayas and landscape.
  • Trekking through the Sherpa village knowing Sherpa culture and experiencing their warm hospitality.
  • Breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam, and many more while hiking to Everest base camp.
  • Stunning sunrise view from the top of Kala Patthar with glacier lake, Icefall, and mountains.
  • The Everest trek Route through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its unique flora and fauna.
  • The trek will bring you to the world’s highest mountain Base Camp, Mount Everest, where one can see the famous Khumbu Icefall and the route to the summit.
  • A hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) offers panoramic views of Mount Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, and many other stunning peaks, giving a remarkable experience.
  • Hiking with a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide.

11 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Cost 

The economical Everest base camp trek is usually completed in 11 days and the range of costs is around $850 to $1260, depending on the number of groups and level of comfort and services required. This cost normally covers necessary expenses such as accommodation, meals, permits, flight, and guide services. 

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1 to 1$ 1130SEND INQUIRY
2 to 6$ 1040SEND INQUIRY
7 and Above$ 960SEND INQUIRY

Budget Everest Trek Overview

Do you ever wish to trek and experience an adventurous hike in the Everest region? Book our budget trip to Everest base camp and enjoy the most stunning trekking journey in Nepal.

The Everest Base Camp Budget Trek is a budget-friendly trip in the well-known Everest region in Nepal. This trip is specially designed for those who are seeking an economical way to experience the glorious beauty of the Everest Himalayas.

Our special budget Everest base camp tour starts with scenic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla. The journey will take you to the Sagarmatha National Park, and offer an opportunity to engage yourself in Sherpa villages such as Lukla, Namche, Pangboche, and Dingboche and their unique culture as well as farmland, olde Monastery and mesmerizing view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Ama-Dablam and others. From the base camp, you can see the close-up view of the famous Khumbu Icefall and the route to the summit of Mount Everest.

The budget Everest base camp trip is moderately difficult hiking and can be done by every individual who is happy to walk 5-6 hours each day at your own pace. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any adventurer seeking to explore the beauty of the world’s highest mountain in Nepal.

Our budget Everest base camp trekking package is one of the best trips in the Everest region and the best-priced budget traveler. If you are willing to discover the foothills of the world’s highest mountain, then this can be the best trekking package in Nepal. During your journey, you are accompanied by an experienced and skillful trekking guide who will lead and take care of everything.

The budget trek to Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular trips for budget-conscious travelers to experience the beauty and wonder of the Nepalese Himalayas. By booking this trip one can save money and support local communities at the same time as well.

Best Time for The Trek to Everest Base Camp

The trek to Everest base camp can done at any time of the year, but the best time for ebc trek is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these seasons, there are extended daylight hours, and you can enjoy stunning wildflowers and rhododendrons in spring and clear skies, and breathtaking mountain and landscape views in autumn.

On the other hand, the off seasons (monsoon and winter) offer a unique Everest Base Camp trek experience. As you ascend above Namche Bazaar, the skies often clear up, and there are fewer people on the trail. Moreover, the villages and valleys will have a light dusting of snow, adding to the charm and beauty of the trek.

Who is Eligible for the budget Everest Base Camp trekking?

The 11-day budget tour to Everest Base Camp is certainly challenging, but it doesn’t imply any special climbing skill. It is a usual hike accessible to most individuals who will enjoy hiking 5 to 6 hours a day and carrying a moderate load (approximately 6-7 kilograms).

If you have good physical fitness and are free from any serious medical conditions, then you can get prepared for this mountain journey to Everest. To adequately prepare, commit to a month-long routine of regular exercises and daily hour-long hikes with additional weight.

Practical training will substantially grow your possibility of completing the trip to Everest base camp. This 11-day hike around the world's highest mountain ensures not only an enjoyable experience but also the opportunity to craft a lasting memory that will endure a lifetime.

Preparation for The Trek to Everest Base Camp

The trip preparation is essential to make your journey to the Himalayas easier and enjoyable. It is very essential to prepare yourself physically and mentally. During the trek to Everest, you must hike up and down an uneven trail with a 5-6 kilo daypack for 10 days. We highly recommend building your strength and stamina a few months before the trip. Regular exercise, including hiking with some load, can help strengthen your muscles and prepare your lungs for the lower oxygen levels at higher altitudes.

At the same time, mental preparation is also key for the trip plan. Be sure to prepare for basic conditions, including rapidly changing weather, and the potential for altitude sickness. For better preparation, check our Everest base camp trek guide and get brief information before you get ready for this adventure trip in Nepal. 

Everest Base Camp Trek Entry Permits

When you plan and go for the Everest Base Camp Trek, you need to get several entry permits, which are managed by Green Society Adventure (included in the trip price).

  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Entry Permit: USD 30.00 for foreigners and USD 15.00 for SARC Nationalities.
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit: USD 30.
  • TIMS CARD fee USD 20.00.

Note: We put our effort and work into every detail to minimize the trip cost as low as possible, thus please do not expect any luxury if you need to customize the trip to suit your interest we are more than happy to work on it. 


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We can Customize the trip to suit your interest and help you make it fit your budget. 

Today your journey begins with a transfer from the hotel to the airport. The 30-minute flight to Lukla will be remarkable and is often regarded as a highlight of the entire trip. As you gaze out of the airplane window, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of Nepal's Himalayan periphery.

Upon your arrival at Lukla, the adventure continues as we gather with our crew members. Our next step is embarking on a hike to Phakding, where we will spend the night. The trail leads us through lush rhododendrons, magnolia, and pine forests. Along the way, the landscape is adorned with fluttering Buddhist prayer flags, Mani stones, and serene Gumpas, creating an enchanting atmosphere that truly captures the essence of the region.

  • Max. Altitude:2655m/ 8708ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast

tackling this 5-6-hour journey. Along the way, you'll be treated to stunning sights, including the renowned Dudh Koshi River, a glacial river, waterfalls, and sweeping views of the snow-capped peaks, such as Kushum Kangaroo (6369m) and Thamserku (6623m).

The route to Namche presents its challenges, with a notable ascent and some challenging terrain. The climb to Namche involves a vertical ascent that adds to the difficulty. Taking a brief respite at Chautara with a view of Mount Everest, we gather our energy before continuing our ascent towards Namche Bazaar. This vibrant hub serves as the primary trading center of the Khumbu region. Anticipate an overnight stay in the captivating surroundings of Namche Bazaar.

  • Max. Altitude:3440m/ 11284ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast

To acclimatize to the high mountain climate, our day will be dedicated to exploring the surroundings of Namche. After breakfast, we will embark on a brief hike to the Everest viewpoint and the headquarters of Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO Natural Heritage site.

This short excursion provides us with a sweeping panorama that encompasses Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, ama-Dablam, and many other stunning mountain peaks. Beyond the breathtaking scenery, we'll gain valuable insights into the culture and way of life of the Sherpa people, as well as the principles of Buddhism. Moreover, Namche offers a range of contemporary closeness, including an internet café, shopping center, bakeries, and restaurants, providing opportunities to immerse us in the local lifestyle while enjoying modern comforts.

  • Max. Altitude:3440m/ 11284ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast

Today our journey takes us to Tengboche from Namche, home to one of Everest region's oldest and largest monasteries. This cultural and religious hub of Khumbu Valley awaits. The trail, with its undulating hills, poses challenges yet rewards us with panoramic vistas of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and more. Along the way, we can spot wildlife like musk deer, Himalayan Thars, and vibrant pheasants. Descending 400 meters leads us to Phungki Thanka for lunch before ascending through rhododendron-laden terrain to Tengboche. After visiting Thyangboche Monastery and observing the Puja ceremony, we headed down to Dibuche for the night.

  • Max. Altitude:3870m/ 12694
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast

After breakfast, we started our journey to Dingboche through the tall pine trees, rhododendrons, and cedars. When we cross a suspension bridge over the Imja River, the 30-minute ascend reached one of the biggest Sherpa villages – Pangboche. On our trek to Dingboche, we can see wonderful mountains such as Everest, Ama-Dablam, Thamserku, Tawetse, Lhotse, and many other peaks.

The trans-Himalayan landscape is filled with small brooks and streams running beside chartreuse forests of rhododendrons and junipers. After a 5 hours hike, we will reach our destination of the day, Dingboche, also known as "the summer valley," of the region. Overnight stay in the lodge at Dingboche.

  • Max. Altitude:4410m/ 14464ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast

Soon after our breakfast, we started our hike to Lobuche- our destination for the day. The initial part of our hike will be a gradual climb and the stunning mountain view gives you an amazing trekking experience. Crossing the Khumbu Glacier River and reaching Dhukla, the path steepens towards Chukpo Lari (Memorial wall), a beautiful, yet heart-touching place that is home to a memorial that honors the climbers who died in the Mount Everest region during an expedition. Beyond the memorial, the trail pushes gently as we proceed to Lobuche. After lunch, enjoy short hikes along the Khumbu Glacier, soaking in views of Nuptse and Pumori.

  • Max. Altitude:4930m/ 16172ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast

Today marks a significant milestone in our journey, a pivotal moment in the Everest trek. Following an early morning breakfast, we start the trek to Everest Base Camp. This day promises to be extensive, demanding our full determination. Approximately three hours of hiking will bring us to Gorekshep, the final teahouse settlement along the trek to EBC. Following a lunch break, our ascent continues, leading us to Everest Base Camp, an arduous climb through the Khumbu Glacier's moraine.

The hike to Everest Base Camp rewards us with an awe-inspiring panorama, including the majestic world's highest peaks of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, and Mt. Nuptse, among others. This is a day where cameras hardly get a rest – with each step, the landscape unfolds into yet another breathtaking vista of the Mount Everest region. After spending precious moments at the Everest Base Camp, we trek back to Gorekshep, where we'll rest for the night, savoring the memories of this remarkable day.

  • Max. Altitude:5364m/ 17593ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast

Starting early from Gorakshep, you'll embark on a hike to the vantage point of Kalapatthar. This experience stands out as one of the finest highlights of the journey, offering a viewpoint renowned for its sweeping vistas of the complete Mount Everest massif. Witnessing the sunrise amidst these peaks from Kalapatthar is nothing short of heavenly.

Once you've absorbed the breathtaking scenery at Kalapatthar, we will hike back to Gorekshep and begin our trek back towards Pheriche, following a picturesque trail that winds through alpine woodlands and occasional terrace farms. Your overnight stay awaits you at a guesthouse in Pheriche, where you can rest and reflect on the day's remarkable experiences.

  • Max. Altitude:5560m/18236ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast

Today from Pheriche, we will trek back to Namche. The down and uphill trails follow the beautiful alpine woodlands and occasional terrace farms with a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. Overnights stay at Namche.

  • Max. Altitude:3440/11284ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast

From Namche, you will make your way back through the Dudh Koshi River valley, passing by Phakding and Monjo. You will exit the national park and reach Lukla. Overnights stay at the guesthouse at Lukla.

  • Max. Altitude:2800m/9184ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast

Today, a morning flight took us back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel, granting you a day of leisure. This Himalayan adventure concludes with a farewell dinner, a time to share memories and bid goodbye until the next chapter.

  • Max. Altitude:1320m/ 4329ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
Route Map
Everest Base Camp Budget Trek - 11 Days map
Cost Details
  • Two-night Accommodation in Kathmandu on twin-sharing basic.
  • Free airport pick up and drop off for Lukla to/ from the flight.
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla– Kathmandu including departure taxes.
  • Breakfast with tea/coffee during the trek.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide.
  • All salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, drinks, and accommodation for the guide.
  • Assistance guide for the group of 8 or above.
  • Green Society Adventure's complimentary free T-shirt and route map (if needed).
  • All necessary paperwork and National Park permit and TIMS.
  • Khumbu-Pasang community entry fee.
  • Farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional performances.
  • A comprehensive medical kit/ First-aid kit and an oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse level during the trek.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and Dinner During the trek. 
  • All bar bills along the trek.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
  • Tips for guides and porters.
Departure Dates
Client Reviews
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    Anton GerasimovCanadaDecember 07, 2023

    Breathtaking Everest Base Camp Trek!

    I'm happy to have done the trek to Everest Base Camp with Green Society Adventure, accompanied by Raj Kumar as our guide. Everything that was promised was fulfilled – from accommodations, food, and transportation to safety and the delightful company of fellow trekkers. Our guide demonstrated a commendable knowledge of the trek and the amenities available along the route. We felt thoroughly looked after and were expertly guided to successfully reach Everest Base Camp in seven days, followed by a two-day return journey to Lukla. If you're a physically fit group, Raj will effortlessly keep pace with you. Highly recommended for those seeking a rewarding and hassle-free Everest Base Camp trekking experience.

  • F
    Forough EnjaviCanadaNovember 11, 2023

    Everest Trek - Lifetime Experience!!

    Raj's leadership was outstanding. He was not only knowledgeable about the trek and the region but also incredibly patient and supportive throughout the journey. His guidance and expertise made us feel safe and confident, even in the challenging terrain and high altitudes.

    The organization by Green Society was top-notch. From the moment we signed up for the trip to the final descent, everything ran smoothly. The accommodations, food, and transportation were all well taken care of, allowing us to focus on the breathtaking scenery and the trek itself.

    The trek to Everest Base Camp was a life-changing adventure. The stunning landscapes, the vibrant culture of the local communities, and the sense of accomplishment upon reaching the base camp are memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you, Green Society and Raj, for making this journey an unforgettable experience. We highly recommend this trip to all adventure seekers.

Useful Information

Nepal Visa

Travelers can get an arrival VISA at Kathmandu which costs 25 USD for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days. And for the arrival Visa please bring two passport-sized photos.

Lukla Flight and Weather

The flight to Lukla is the way to reach and start your Everest base camp budget trek. Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla is one of the most extreme in the world and it has its own challenges. The Topmost among them is the weather. Surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the world, the weather in Lukla is unpredictable and changes often. It would be clear and sunny one minute, and soon after could be cloudy, and everything would turn hazy. Flights work as they were when the climate is steady and permeability clear.

The possibility of getting canceled the Lukla flight is dependent on weather conditions. Which happens frequently. If so, your EBC Trekking may get extended by a day or two. So please be prepared and keep barrier days so that you may not miss your international flight.

Drinking Water in Everest

Mineral/ Safe drinking water in bottles is available in the Everest region and it cost from $1 to $5 per bottle. But buying bottles of water is expensive and adds up to the thrashing problem in mountains, so we highly recommend carrying a reusable water bottle with you and saving money and nature. 

You can fill the water bottle in lodges and can use an inbuilt filtration system like Life Straw or Steripen. You can also use water purification tablets to treat the water. Additionally, you can carry water bottles which you can fill if you find any drinking water taps.

Room and Accommodation During the Trek

All Accommodation during the Everest base camp budget trek is on a twin sharing bed. Teahouse accommodation will be provided during the trek. You can also choose to have a single bed, but the additional cost will be added to your trip cost.

Payment and Trek Booking

To confirm a booking, you need to pay 20% of the total trip cost in advance. The remaining balance can be paid upon arrival in Kathmandu. To book the trip, please use the "CHECK AVAILABILITY" tab to make an instant confirmation booking.

Take Enough Cash with You While Trekking in Everest

We suggest you carry enough cash (at least $20-25 for a day) with you for personal expenses and emergency uses. Normally, you can exchange and use an ATM to get cash in some places in the mountains as well, but the exchange rate is lower than in Kathmandu and the service charge is high (up to 10%) for using Card.

Altitude Sickness & Acclimatization

The height level that we gained during the Everest base camp budget trek is over 55000 meters. At each height, you pick up the oxygen level is gotten low. Less oxygen within the climate may make trouble a bit for breathing. Hiking without appropriate rest and acclimatization increases the chances of AMS or elevation affliction. To acclimatize your body to thin air, you wish to walk gradually and relentlessly with a bounty of rest and keep your body hydrated to avoid altitude sickness.

Insurance for Everest Trek

It is very important to be safe and healthy while you are hiking to the Everest base camp. We highly suggest you walk slowly and steadily with plenty of rest. We highly recommend making insurance for the insured a comprehensive expense that might gain due to medical issues or accidents. We do not provide or sell travel insurance but are happy to provide recommendations if needed.

  • The Everest Base Camp Budget trek is an economical way to trek and experience the amazing Himalayan journey around the world’s highest mountain. This trekking package prioritizes affordability and cost-effectiveness.

  • The Everest budget trek usually takes 11 days, including travel to and from Lukla.

  • The Everest budget trek usually includes essential expenses such as accommodation, meals, permits, guide services, and Lukla to and from the flight.

  • The cost of the Everest base camp budget trek ranges from $850 to $1,300, depending on the size of the group and the services required.

  • This is a moderate trek to its difficulty level, with many up and downhill and challenging sections. It is important to be in good physical condition.

  • You should bring appropriate clothing and gear for trekking, such as a warm jacket, hat, gloves, sturdy shoes, a waterproof coat, and a day pack. You may also want to bring a camera, sunscreen, insect repellent, and any personal medical supplies.

  • Yes, you can hire a porter, who will support carrying your backpack. And normally it cost $20 per person per day.

  • It is possible to do the trek solo, but it is not recommended, especially for first-time trekkers. It is safer and more enjoyable to trek with a guide.

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