Everest Base Camp Budget trip is for those who want to do a more economical trek but the route is same as Everest Base Camp.


Highlights

  • Expereice of landing and taking off in Lukla airport
  • Expereice of landing and taking off in Lukla airport
  • Climb up Kalapathar (5,555m).
  • Step inside and experience life as the “mountain people” live, in the heart of Himalaya.
  • Remarkable views of Khumbu Ice fall.
  • Everest Base Camp and walking on the Khumbu glacier.
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14days

Total Duration
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12km

Average Dist. per Day
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Kathmandu

Starting Point
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Kathmandu

Ending Point
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6hrs.

Average Time per Day
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1

Min. Group Size
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5,555m

Highest Point
Apex Trip Gradeing System Moderate

Moderate

Difficulty Level

Starting from

USD
1150

Details

Overview

Everest Base Camp Budget trip is for those who want to do a more economical trek but the route is same as Everest Base Camp. All the hotel and restaurant for accommodation and meals are the same as Everest Base Camp trek. However, the trek does not include meals. The trip begins after the scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m). The distance of Everest Base Camp from Lukla is 65km. Lukla is a town of small market and lodges. After a short tea break, the journey turns to Phakding (2610m), a bit lower altitude at the bank of Dudh Koshi River.

The day of Phakding to Namche is quite long and also tough because we’ll be gaining altitude as we walk. En route to Everest Base Camp, we can see several Mani walls with engraved Tibetan prayers with Tibetan scripts, and prayer flags.

The journey of Everest Base Camp lasts for 12 days and spent exploring the Sherpa settlement, bazaar, museum, monastery. We reach the Everest Base Camp (5364m) as the main highlight of the trek. Namche Bazaar is the main gateway of Everest and also the trading town of the region. On the day, hiking from Namche we visit Syanboche which is the highest airport in the world. Tengboche is very popular for the Buddhist monastery and views of the Himalayan giants. Tengboche Monastery is the only manmade structure that can be seen from the summit of Mt. Everest.

We then visit Pangboche and Dingboche valleys, which give the grand feeling of Sherpa and Sherpa culture. We hike to Nagarsang Hill (5,090m) or Chhukung not only to acclimatize with the altitude but also for magnificent views we get from here. We will also be climbing up Kalapathar from Gorakhshep in the morning to catch the sunrise views over Mt. Everest, and explore the Everest Base Camp. Don’t forget to take some memorable photos of the high Himalayas from this magical place.

Itinerary

Welcome to Nepal! We will receive you the airport and transport you to hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel


Wake up early in the morning and head to the the airport for a flight to Lukla. We take a packed breakfast today. After a short scenic flight to Lukla, we begin the trek, after meeting our local trekking staff. We reach Phakding today, located on the banks of Dhudhkoshi River.

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 9kmHighest Point: 2840m
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 2840m to 2610m (approx. 3.5 hrs)

Following Dudh Koshi River and then a climb to reach Namche takes approximately 6 hours. We cross the river several times, encountering yaks and mules along the trail. Finally, the trail on the banks finish and we start ascending on steep gradient up, crossing the highest suspension bridge of Everest Region. The climb is steep, so we walk with a comfortable pace. About 3 hours walking from Phakding we stop for delicious lunch at Jorsalle with musical sounds of Dudh Koshi River. A tough steep climb to the bridge, and again continuing reach Top Dada, where you can see the first view of Everest (weather permitting). Finally we reach Namche, the biggest town in the region.

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 12km (approx. 6hrs)Highest Point: 3441m (Namche)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 2610m (Phakding) to 3441m (Namche)

Today is a rest day of the trek. It is very important to take rest and acclimatize as we gain altitude. Today you will hike up to Syangboche and visit a museum that belongs to Sherpa culture, and the history records of Mt. Everest expedition by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, the first ones to scale Everest. The view of Namche, Khumjung village, and the massive summits in front are stupendous from Syangboche.

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 5km (approx. 3hrs)Highest Point: 3880m (Everest View Hotel)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 3441m (Namche) to 3880m (Everest View Hotel)

After breakfast at the hotel, we heard north towards Tengboche, a superb hill for photography and Himalayan view. The monastery at Tengboche is one of the major highlights of Everest Base Camp standard trek. To reach Tengboche we need to walk for about 6 hours today, which includes a steep uphill bit on the second half of the day. In the evening, we walk around the Tengboche monastery and visit the monastery. It is the only manmade structure that is visible from the summit of Mt. Everest, without using accessories like binoculars or telescope. The monastery adorns a 20ft sculpture of Lord Buddha, musical instruments and gowns of Lamas. Enjoy the beautiful evening with spectacular views at Tengboche Hill.

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 12km (approx. 5hrs)Highest Point: 3880m (Tengboche Hill)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 3441m (Namche) to 3880m (Tengboche)

After breakfast we trek down to Debuche and continue on to Pangboche, which is a major Sherpa settlement. Walking through the village, we get to see Mt. Ama Dablam towering us from the right, making a picture perfect setting for the village to be in. In fact, the mountain will be at a stone’s throw away from us as we walk. On undulating trails we cross a river and make a short climb up to Dingboche valley, from where you can see additional mountains like Baruntse, Island Peak, etc.

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 12km (approx. 6hrs)Highest Point: 4350m (Dingboche)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 3380m (Tengboche) to 4350m (Dingboche)

Today is the second rest and acclimatization day of this trek. After morning breakfast, we will walk around Dingboche. We hike up to Naragsang Hill for acclimatization. You get superb views of the mountains on the horizon, which look like they can be touched with your hands. We spend some time here before returning to Dingboche and prepare for the next day. Enjoy a hearty dinner in Dingboche.

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 4km (approx. 4hrs)Highest Point: 5090m (Nagarsang Hill)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 4350m (Dingboche) to 5090m (Nagarsang Hill)

After breakfast in Dingboche, the journey to Lobuche begins. We pass Thukla Pass, which is also called Memorial Pass, as it has quite a few small stone memories and prayer flags to commemorate the loved ones who perished in Everest region. The trail today is easier than in previous days as it is on grassland. The view of Himalayas, Khumbu Valley, Cholatse Glacier Lakes, Thukla Pass and so froth make the walk really enjoyable. Once we reach Lobuche, we have lunch and take some rest, after which we walk up to the Khumbu glacier on the edge of Lobuche.

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 9km (approx. 4hrs)Highest Point: 4910m (Lobuche)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 4350m (Dingboche) to 4910m (Lobuche)

Today we walk to the main destination of the trek – Everest Base Camp. The rocky walk by the Khumbu glacier is quite rough and precarious on some bits, so do be careful. The first village we reach is Gorakshep where we have our lunch and continue to Everest Base Camp. On the way to Base Camp it is important to bring some snacks and water. Explore the Base Camp and return to the guesthouse which is about 5 hours up and down.

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 15km (approx. 8hrs)Highest Point: 5365m (Everest Base Camp)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 4910m (Lobuche) to 5180m (Gorakshep)

This is also a challenging day. Early morning we hike up the Kalapathar to catch the sunrise. As we climb up the mountains come to an eye level. We get a panoramic view of the Khumbu mountains from the top. This is also the highest point of the trek, from where we can see Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse and many others peaks. You make an easy descent to Gorakshep and have breakfast before trekking down to Pheriche, a tiny hamlet at the base of Taboche mountain.

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 15km (approx. 7hrs)Highest Point: 5,555m (Kalapathar)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 5170m (Dingboche) to 4200m (Pheriche)

Our journey to Namche from Pheriche starts after breakfast. You will cross the village Pangboche and Imja Khola. A small climb up takes us to Tengboche, a hill station where sits the biggest monastery of the region. It is the only monastery that can be seen from the summit of Everest. After exploring the monastery trek down to Phungi Thanga and climb up to Sanasa. Finally on gradual ups we reach Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 22km (approx. 7hrs)Highest Point: 4200m (Pheriche0
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 4200m (Pheriche) to 3441m (Namche)

After trekking for 15 days in the region, we make our way to Lukla which will be our final stop in Solukhumbu region. For lunch, we stop at Phakding, a village that lies on the banks of Dudhkoshi River.

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 21kmHighest Point: 3441m
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 3441m to 2840m (approx. 7hrs)

This morning you will flight out from Lukla to Kathmandu, and upon arrival your guide transfers you to the hotel. A good rest after a long trek will be crucial. In the evening, you have leisure time to stroll around Thamel and do any souvenir shopping if you like.

Accommodation: Hotel


The trip concludes today. Your guide will drop you off at the international airport for your departure back home.


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Price Details

Includes

  • From and to airport transfer to hotel on a private tourist vehicle.
  • Apex Asia Holiday provides English speaking local guide.
  • Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment, and medicine for field staff.
  • Trekking/tour permits, entrance fees.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Excludes

  • International Airfare and taxes
  • All drinks including bottled/boiled water along the trekking route
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal trekking/tour gear
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

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Important Trip Info

In Nepal, there are two kinds of transport, public and private. We mostly recommend you to use the private than the public because the roads two ways that make traffic, and the private vehicle can avoid the traffic by choosing the proper time for less traffic.

Most of the activities in Nepal is in the high Himalaya. Where you can to think about the very quality of accommodation. The mountain lodge/ tea houses are least facilitate with neat and clean. However, in the cities, there are multiple options to chose the hotel from general guesthouse to a five-star hotel.

In Nepal, you will get the extensive food menu. From the international food menu to local foods. Dal Bhat is the main course of Nepal. Your guide will help you to choose the suitable food, on the trek and tour.

Trekking is the popular trekking ventures in Nepal, which is always in the High Himalaya and where we have the chance to get altitude sickness. So, it is highly recommended to learn more about the High Altitude Sickness before you start the trek. Hurry can be deadly in Nepal Himalaya. Walk slow, and give enough time to your body to fit in the high altitude. Drinking more water and stepping slowly with rest is the best protection against altitude sickness.

It is necessary to have travel insurance before you embark on any trip. The insurance policy should include the cost of medical expenses, any damage or loss of your luggage, and cancellation.

Nepal is one of the safe and more peaceful countries around the world. Even though you must have your Travel Insurance and the should cover the area which is on your itinerary.

Traveling is the way of getting in touch with the local peoples. It is important to recognize what is acceptable in the society, such as dresses, behaviors, and language. There might be different than your own country. Most of the people can communicate in English in the cities and also some touristy towns but if you have learned a few words Nepali, like greetings “Namaste” that make a huge difference.

Apex Asia Holidays always concern about the health and safety of the clients. Our guide carries a first aid kit with the directed medicine by the doctors. We also recommend you to discuss with your doctor about your visit at least a month ago. In case of severe or emergency, we transfer you to the nearest hospital. Safety is the first important for us as a responsible tour agency, so we do not take unnecessary risk.

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Depending on your requirements, we can make this a private trip for you and your group. Please mention this at the time of booking online.