15 Days Budget Everest Base Camp Trek

Tour Details

  • 15 Days(s)

  • Guided Trek

  • English

  • 5,500 m

overview

The best way to experience the view of spectacular Mt. Everest (8,848 m) while in Nepal is to embark on the 15 Days Budget Everest Base Camp Trek. It’s the most affordable Base Camp trip that perfectly fits your budget.

During the excursion, you get to enjoy the scenic views of Khumbu Valley, which starts with an incredible flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the world's dangerous airport.

On the way to Everest Base Camp, you will see mountains like Lhotse (8,516 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Thamserku (6,623 m), Nuptse (‎7,861 m), and many other snow-capped peaks.

Tour Highlights

  • Flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport (Lukla Airport)
  • Walkthrough the green vegetation exploring flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Interaction with the Sherpa community
  • Majestic view of the Everest
  • Hike to Namche Bazaar and Kala Patthar

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Itinerary

  • 1 Hour
  • 3 Star Hotel

Arrive at Kathmandu's airport where you'll be greeted by our staff and taken to your lodge. 

Stay at Thamel Eco resort or some other 3-star hotel.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Take the first flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. On arrival, you'll be taken to a hotel for refreshments after which we start our trek to Everest Base Camp.

We climb slowly towards Phakding following the banks of Dudh Koshi River. On the way, you can see Nupla (5,885 m) at a stone-throwing distance.

Stay overnight at a teahouse in Phakding.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

We start walking after a quick breakfast at Phakding towards our day's destination, Namche Bazaar. The trail passes along the right banks of Dudh Koshi River, and Thamserku can be seen at a distance.

We reach Bengar, and we climb uphill through a thick forest to Chumoa. On the trail, we also come across Monjo and then to Sagarmatha National Park Service where you'll be asked for permits and entry fees by the officials.

Start walking through the V-shaped valley where Dudh Koshi meets Bhote Koshi and take a steep walk to Namche Bazaar. On the way, you can see unobstructed views of Lhotse and Everest.

Stay at a lodge/teahouse in Namche Bazaar

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Namche Bazaar lying at an elevation of 3,440 m is a Sherpa village and the gateway to the Everest region. Today take a break from our trek and acclimatize at Namche Bazaar.

In the evening you can take a walk to Sagarmatha National Park Museum, Namche Monastery, and Hillary Bridge.

Stay at Namche Bazaar.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

After an early breakfast, we start our hike again and head towards Tengboche. The trail leads to a steep climb after which it descends to Dudh Koshi River. On the way, you continue to enjoy the marvellous views of Mt Everet, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and many others. On the way, we pass Phunki Tenga (3,300 m) and Trashinga.

Overnight stay at a lodge in Tengboche.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Today our destination is Dingboche. Leaving Tengboche, we walk through thick rhododendrons forest and reach Deboche. 

Along the way we cross a suspension bridge over the Imja Khola and make way towards Minlinggo and inter Imjatse Valley after which we reach Dingboche.

Overnight at a lodge in Dingboche.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Take a day off and rest at Dingboche. During the day we could hike to Chhukum.

Stay at the same hotel in Dingboche.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Today we walk towards Lobuche that lies 5-6 hrs away from Dingboche. The trail passes through Pheriche village witnessing the views of Tawache (6,542 m), Kongam-tse (5,849 m), Pokalde (5,806 m), to name some. We stop at Dugla (4,620 m) for lunch and then hike to Lobuche.

Stay overnight at a teahouse in Lobuche.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Breakfast at Lobuche and then we climb towards our leading destination, Everest Base Camp passing Gorakshep. Our tracks continue up the rocky paths to the Khumbu Glacier. 

Visit Everest Base Camp, cherish the moment, take pictures, and head back to Gorakshep.

Stay at Gorakshep.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Take an early morning trip to Kala Patthar and witness the rising sun from the Himalayas. Enjoy the panoramic views from Kala Patthar surrounded by Everest, Pumori (7,161 m), Lingtren (6,749 m), Khumbetse (6,636 m), Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and many others.

After that, we head to Pheriche where you can find Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post.

Overnight at a local lodge in Pheriche.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

From Pheriche, we head towards Tengboche. On the way, you can visit the research centre and the monastery that lies in Tengboche.

Stay at a teahouse in Tengboche.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Today we return from Tengboche to Namche bazaar which should take about four and a half hours. On the way, you'll pass traditional Sherpa villages like Khunde (3,840 m) and Khumjung (3,790 m).

On the way, you'll also visit the Yeti Scalp monastery and reach Namche Bazaar in the evening.

Stay overnight at the previous lodge in Namche Bazaar.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

After having breakfast at our lodge in Namche Bazaar, we hike down to Lukla. Lunch will be served during the trek and upon arrival at Lukla get refreshed an explore the areas close by.

Overnight at Lukla town.

  • 1 Hour
  • 3 Star Hotel

We take an early plane back to the capital city from Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Dinner will be served at Bhojan Griha, a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.

Stay at Thamel Eco Resort or some 3-star with the same facilities.

  • 1 Hour
  • None

You'll be escorted back to the Tribhuwan International after that you can take your flight back to home.

What’s included/excluded

Included

  • Picks ups and drop off at the international airport
  • 2-night deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu (on the day of arrival and after returning from the trek)
  • all necessary documents/paper works and national park entry fees
  • flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and back
  • accommodation at teahouse/hotels/lodges during the trek
  • a fully experienced, fluent-English speaking trekking guide and porter (one porter per two trekkers)
  • salary, food, beverages, lodging, insurance, and transportation of the guide and porters
  • Emergency helicopter rescue or ambulance in case of emergency to be arranged by the Travel Insurance provider
  • Entry permit fees of Sagarmatha National Park
  • TIMS card
  • Duffle bags if required
  • Govt. taxes, vat, official expenses, and service charges

Excluded

  • Visa entry fees (visas can be issued on arrival at the TIA)
  • travel insurance
  • Regular meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) on the trip
  • Lunch and Dinner while at Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Chocolate and toffies
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Tips for the guide and the porter

cancellation

Clients are advised to cancel before 30 days of the departure date. Deposited funds won't be returned after the end of the deadline.

Good to know

Carry all necessary documents required for travelling in Nepal, e.g. visas, permits, etc.. Our porters only carry weight up to 20-25 kgs from your main bag.

It's better to carry all necessary items in a regular day back so you can have easy access to a camera, windcheaters, and medical supplies. Below we have enlisted a couple of things that you need to carry for your 15 Days Budget Everest Base Camp Trek.

Clothing Items

  • fibre sweaters and fibre filled down jackets
  • insulated hiking pants
  • hiking shorts for men and skirts for women
  • raincoat, poncho, umbrella, or a waterproof jacket
  • t-shirts and blouse
  • thermal underwears
  • sun hats, glasses, and straps

Footwear

  • previously tried trekking/hiking boots or trainers
  • camp shoes (optional)
  • thick woollen and thin cotton socks to be worn underneath the thick ones
  • slippers (optional)

Other Necessary Equipment

  • Backpack or a daypack
  • maps, altimeter, GPS tracker, compass, and guidebooks
  • water bottles
  • sleeping bag (optional)
  • flashlight/torch and batteries
  • towels and toiletries
  • Swiss knife
  • water purifiers or purifying tablets
  • personal medical kit