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Everest Base Camp Trek Cost: A Complete Cost Breakdown

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First off, congrats on choosing the Everest. Not everyone dares to.

In this article, we will break down the Everest Base Camp Trek Cost including transportation cost, food, and accommodation. The Everest Base Camp Trek extends up to two weeks. However, the days you spend trekking is relative to the itinerary which will be prepared for you.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

Mount Everest Introduction

Trekking to the foothills of the world’s tallest mountain is a privilege. It is one of the extraordinary places on the planet earth. Filled with adventurous treks accompanied by fellow trekkers and adventurers, you are up for one beautiful journey and a memory of a lifetime.

Recently, the Everest has just gotten taller by 0.86m. Yep, the tallest mountain in the world just got taller. The present height of Everest is officially 8848.86m. The mountain gains approximately 1 meter every century due to natural events. The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the exquisite trekking experiences in Nepal. The flora and fauna of the region bring out even more profound beauty to this wonderful trekking journey.

So, how much does it cost to travel to Everest Base Camp?

A complete Everest Base Camp Trek costs USD 1,400 on average per pax at CoreTreks in 2020. Besides the VISA fee, International Airfare, and Personal Expenses, you get pretty much everything else.

On average, one will be spending anything around USD50 to USD100 per day on the way to the Everest Base Camp.

Now, let’s breakdown the total cost to find out where and when you will be spending the most or the least. Below are the six major categories.

Travel Insurance Cost

Safety first, always. A comprehensive Travel Insurance is mandatory for one to trek to the Everest Base Camp. It is one of the major parts of the Everest Base Camp Trek Cost that needs to be taken care of early.

Unforeseen circumstances such as acute sickness, sprains, or injuries might occur at the higher altitudes. In such situations, first aid treatment is provided immediately. If the condition worsens, the patient is air rescued to the nearest hospital or Kathmandu.

Therefore, having Travel Insurance ensures stress-free travel and an experience full of blissfulness. In Nepal, a 30-day Travel Insurance Cost for Everest Base Camp Trek is approximately USD150 to USD200.

Trekking Permit Cost for Everest Base Camp

Usually, this process is done by a travel agency. However, a few documents need to be provided to obtain all the required trekking permits for Everest Base Camp Trek. They are:

  • Passport Details
  • 2 Photographs

Below is the cost breakdown of permits required for Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal.

  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit: NPR2,000 Per Person
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: NPR.3,000 Per Person

Additional Permit for Jiri to EBC (Everest Base Camp)

  • Gaurishankar Conservation Area Entry Permit: NPR.3,000

Important: Permit fees payable in local currency only.

Guides and Porters Fees

Everest Base Camp Trek cost also includes guides and porters fees. To trek alone is neither recommended nor legal in Nepal. A guide must accompany you even if you plan on trekking alone, which is good since they help to carry luggage as well.

The cost of guides and porters in Nepal is not fixed. Expect to pay somewhere from USD25 to USD40 per day. In my opinion, it is a pretty good deal. To have someone show you around while helping you with the luggage for 40 bucks is underrated. This is why a simple tip can help them a lot.

Transportation Cost


  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla:
  • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu:

Food and Accommodation Expenses

The Everest region consists of well-managed accommodation options with delightful dinners scoping the majestic mountain range of Nepal. The prices are quite expensive, this is due to the limited transportation means at such altitude.

I would suggest you allocate USD25 to USD30 for basic meals and accommodation per day. Always carry some extra cash, just in case. It is important to note that, the higher you go, the expensive things will be.

  • Tea House: USD8 to USD10 per person/per night (Twin-Beds)
  • Food & Meals: USD15 to USD20 per person/per day
  • Drinks: Juice (USD5) or Beer (USD4)
  • Tea/Coffee: USD2 to USD5

Money-Saving Tips

Traveling under a budget is 100% doable if you follow some of the principles that we have for you. Below are some of the money-saving tips to help you travel under a budget.

  • Rent, do not buy. Trekking equipment can be rented in Nepal.
  • Purchase NCell /NT-SIM (USD1) for cheaper access to the internet.
  • Trek during the off-seasons. The traffic is less and so are the expenses.
  • Always carry a power bank. Instead of paying for charging your electronics, simply buy a power bank that can be used even after the trip.
  • Lastly, pick a Travel Agency to help you plan the trip.

Also Read: 5 Financial Tips and Tricks while Traveling to Nepal

So, there you have it, a complete Everest Base Camp Trek Cost breakdown. While the exact figures are hard to calculate, these should be a good reference when planning your trip to Nepal. Plus, the agencies in Nepal helps out a lot during your planning as well, don’t hesitate to reach out.

CoreTreks is one of the best trekking agencies in Nepal. Thousands of travelers have already experience the serene mountains with CoreTreks. The team here is welcoming and experts in their respective fields. So, if you have any queries regarding the cost of Everest Base Camp Trek, please feel free to reach us at Happy Traveling!


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