The cost of trekking to Everest Base Camp includes permits, guides and potter cost, TIM’s card, meals, drinks, accommodation, and round-trip flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The cost ranges from $1000 to $3000 per person depending on the duration of the trek which can be from 10 to 21 days around the Everest Base Camp. Generally, most of the tour package for Everest Base Camp Trek excludes visa fees, personal trekking equipment, travel and rescue insurance and other personal expenses.
Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the challenging and highly recommended destination for thrill seeking trekkers around the world. It takes time planning your journey to the Base Camp of the World’s highest mountain, so here we provide you the clear view about the cost of trekking to Everest Base Camp to help you plan your journey.
Guide and Porter cost
If you are a new traveler, traveling without a guide significantly decreases your chance of fully exploring the nature. So, we recommend well trained, fully insured and skillful guides and porters. The standard daily rate for a guide is $20 to $25 per day depending on their skill and experience. And the standard daily rate for a porter is $15 to $18 per day, they will carry 20 kg up to maximum 25 kg of loads.
Cost of Food and Drinks
During your journey to Everest Region you will get food and drinks with local Nepalese or international food items as per your demand served to you. The price of food and drinks increases with the altitude but they are affordable. A bottle of mineral water costs $1 to $4, warm tea and coffee costs $2 to $4, a beer bottle costs $5 to $10, a typical breakfast cost $3 to $6, and dinner and lunch costs $5 to $9 per meal.
Cost of Accommodation
Since the trekking can be tiring, it is necessary to rest and sleep well during the journey. So for this, you can easily book affordable hotels and lodges for the cost ranging from $5 to $40 plus per person for your flexible accommodation and sound sleep and rest.
Trekking Permit and TIMS Card Fees
If you are trekking alone, currently you do not require a Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card. And if your trek is arranged by a local trekking agency then it is recommended that you carry a TIMS card which is blue in color and it costs $10 per person.
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