Everest Base Camp trek is a bucket list trekking for lots of people all around the world. But, for some people, the cost to complete this trek is a bit higher than their budget. Everest Base Camp Budget Trek is a flexible option for those who want to reduce the trip cost and choose how you want to spend your money. Everest Base Camp trek in one of the most rewarding treks in Nepal offering outstanding views of nature and a great sense of adventure and achievement as you stand in front of the world’s highest peak Everest. Not only that, it is also a chance to have a different insight in life by living a Himalayan life in such an isolated place with people of an amazing but different culture, traditions, food and way of life.
If you think you can manage or even save some money being in charge of your expenses like food, then Budget Everest Base Camp trek is the perfect option for you. You can also reduce the cost of your Everest Base Camp trek by not hiring a porter and carrying your stuff by yourself. However, you still get the benefits of planning your trip with a company and trekking in the Everest region. Sublime Trails offers you guide, accommodation, airport picks and drops and all other necessary arrangements. Our experienced guides will leave no effort to make your trip worthy.
The experience you will collect during these 14 days of trekking inside the Everest region is unique, sometimes tough but, with preparation and preservation, you are bound to collect some awesome memories. During the trek, you will walk along the Dudh Koshi river, amongst oak and rhododendron forests and encounter various animals, birds, plants and trees. You will be trekking inside the area of Sagarmatha National Park which is also home to some rare flora and fauna like Lesser Panda, Himalayan Thar, Himalayan Monal, Musk Deer etc.
Mountain views are the highlights of Everest Base Camp trek especially when you are at a famous viewpoint like Kalapatthar but that’s not all, you will also be a part of unique Sherpa culture while you stay at these traditional villages. At Tengboche monastery and all the villages, you will get to know about the Tibetan Buddhism people living there follow. The combination of wildlife, mountains, culture, tradition and isolation from the rest of the world makes this trek unique from any other trips. Especially when you have Budget Everest Base Camp trek which lets you take control of how much money you want to spend.
How is the weather in Everest Base Camp and what is the best time for this trek?
Normally, the spring and autumn seasons are more appropriate to have our trekking. In these seasons the weather is less likely to get worse. The humidity is low and the probability of rain is also quite low. And at these seasons the temperature of the atmosphere does not get extreme which makes us easier to trek.
In winter we can have foggy weather but on the clear days, the snow at those mountains thicken some extra inches which boost the beauty of the Himalayas to the next level complemented by the crystal clear sky. However, the temperature at this season drops low making it more difficult to climb up.
During the summer the mountains face heavy rainfall most of the days, it is the least appropriate season to have the flight. However, we can have a helicopter tour on clear days. One thing we need to take into account is, during summer weather can turn way around within a matter of seconds.
Even though the autumn and spring are the best seasons for Everest Base Camp Trekking, we still can conduct our journey at other seasons as well. We plan the trekking according to the weather forecast of Meteorological Forecasting Division prioritizing your safety.
The trail might become a bit crowded as too many people go for trekking in peak seasons. You can decide the season you want to go for trekking according to your preference.
How difficult is the trek and how should I get prepared for it?
The difficulty of Everest Base Camp trekking is strenuous. You have to walk almost 7/8 hours a day in temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius. In addition, the Strenuous trips are much longer than the Moderate Plus treks. The strenuous trips are on average 13-20 days in length. Trekking in such cold climatic conditions and for such a long period of time requires you to have a good level of physical fitness. Besides, you will also need mental toughness to complete these trips.
Cardio exercises include running, cycling, jogging, push-ups, and pull-ups for about 4-5 days a week for 3 months before your trip will begin.
You should also be involved in developing core strength. and muscle endurance through weight training.
Hiking in the hills in different weather conditions will be good preparation for this trip.
If you have access, kayaking will also be a very good way to develop the strength and endurance required for this trip.
How many hours should I walk each day?
On average, you can walk 6-7 hours a day. However, it becomes difficult to trek as you go higher. Altitude sickness is one of the major risks while having Everest Base Camp trek. So in order to avoid that risk, you should not rush while trekking. You should take it slow and steady. While returning back, you can walk as much as you can as there is no risk of altitude sickness.
Can I charge the battery during Everest Base Camp Trek trek?
Most of the teahouses you will be staying will provide the facility to charge the batteries in the Everest region. However, you have to pay an extra price for that service.
EVEREST BASE CAMP BUDGET TREK HIGHLIGHTS
- Trek to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world
- Get to the famous viewpoint of Kalapatthar to catch the best view of the Everest
- Use of the different trekking route while returning letting you explore more
- Flexible guide with profound knowledge of the field.
- Flexible and easy-going working staffs
- Flexible refund policy ( Read our terms and condition)
- Easy and secure online payment
- Recommended accommodation in Kathmandu and best available lodge during the trek
- Trip Successful certificate after the trip completion.
- Experienced trip organizer, who has been to Everest base camp trek for more than a decade.
- Explore the hidden treasure like Monastery, Stupa, seasonal festival, interaction with monks in Tengboche Monastery
- Acclimatization days to prevent from AMS to make the trip successful
What To Expect
1. Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
Lukla is the gateway to the Everest region. The easiest, as well as the shortest way to get to Lukla, is by a flight from Kathmandu lasting for about 35 minutes. The flight gives you an enjoyable experience as it flies featuring the aerial views of Kathmandu Valley to Everest region. The plane lands at Tenzing-Hillary airport, one of the highest airports in the world. As the plane lands, you will feel a sense of adventure and joy. The landscape you last saw at the Kathmandu is totally different than the isolated mountainous region. Lukla is also famous for its unpredictable weather shift so the planes may not operate at the decided time sometimes and that is necessary for the safety of everyone.
2. Food and accommodation
While you are in Kathmandu, you will be provided with three-star hotels for accommodation. As the food is not available in our package, you can explore different cuisines available in the city on your own. During the trek, tea houses will be available for the accommodation. These teahouses may not be luxurious but will provide you with the basic services. Common local and modern dishes such as noodles, pasta, vegetables, Dal &Bhat, fried rice, eggs, soup etc will be available in the Everest region. The food gets expensive as the altitude increases.
3. The sherpas, tradition and culture
Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a great way to explore the culture, tradition and lifestyle of the people who reside in the Khumbu region. This region is dominated by the Sherpa people community who are famous for their mountaineering skills and loyalty. Apart from that, their culture, traditions and lifestyles are interesting to observe. Their major religion is Tibetan Buddhism and the culture is heavily influenced by the culture of Tibet. You will be visiting many monasteries and gompas which are the religious monuments of Sherpa people. You will get to learn in-depth about them in these monuments.
4. Sagarmatha National Park
Sagarmatha National Park it the area inside which the mount Everest and several other high mountains, Gokyo lakes, glaciers etc. lie. It is also home to various species of plants and animals. The earlier regions of this national park are covered in beautiful Rhododendron, oak and pine forests with exotic animals like Himalayan Thar, Lesser Pandas, black bear etc and settlements of indigenous people. As you move further, the landscape starts to be more barren with fewer settlements and mountains get closer. The trails start to get rocky and slightly more difficult than earlier but the views start to get more and more outstanding.
5. Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar
Everest Base Camp is the major destination of EBC trekking. 7 days of trekking takes you to to the Everest Base Camp from where you will get the spectacular close up view of mountain Lhotse, Nuptse, Khumbu Icefall, glaciers, moraine valleys and other landscapes. However, the Everest itself can’t be seen properly from Everest Base Camp as it is hidden behind Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse. You might also see the camps set by the summit climbers in the expedition season. Kalapatthar is the highest elevation mark you will be achieving during the trek. It is a wonderful vantage point to get the close-up view of Mt. Everest. The view of the sunrise looks mesmerizing from here. Other surrounding mountains and the landscapes also look spectacular from Kalapatthar.
6. Glorious views of Himalayas and Landscapes
One of the best things about trekking in the mountainous region in Nepal is getting welcomed by the awesome beauty of nature in each step. The green forests, waterfalls, rivers and glorious mountains can be found along the trails of the Everest Base Camp trek. Some mountains that can be seen during this trek are Cho You Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Chukung Ri, Lobuche etc. Though mountains surround you throughout the trek, there are several spots known as viewpoints from where outstanding views of mountains can be seen like the Tengboche monastery and Kalapatthar.