Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

  • Sep 20, 2020
  • Karna Rana

Are you dreaming to see top of the world Mt. Everest (8,848m)?

At first, it would be best to know cost of Everest Base Camp before visit. In this article we are updating cost details of Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek; this will helps you to estimate budget and plan for your trip.

The cost of Mount Everest Base Camp Trek wills different depends on trekking duration, hiking time, Packages and category of Trek such as; Everest Base Camp Budget Trek and Short Everest Base Camp Trek.

If you would like to see into detailed Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary include day to days details information, Everest Base Camp Temperature, curiosity of where is Everest Base Camp? Best Time to do Everest Base Camp, How High is Base Camp, Everest base camp kit list and other FAQ’s we are writing below Everest Base Camp Trip Cost 2021.

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Everest Base Camp Trekking Cost:

There are many factors which are formation of the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek Cost; sometime you might be forgetting to budget for. Here we have set out consideration.

[I] Everest Base Camp Trek Cost–Visa:

Most of tourist from different country can get Nepal’s Visa on arrival at ITA [Tribhuban International Airport], Kathmandu. Now days you can fill up online form of Department of Immigration of Nepal any corner of the world. We suggest bringing some USD cash for Visa payments.

Here is list of Visa Fee:

  • For 15 Days – 25 USD

  • For 30 Days – 40 USD

  • For 90 Days – 100 USD

An average cost of Visa is USD 40.

For details information see, Nepal Department of Immigration site for the up to date information of Nepal visa policy.

[II] Everest Base Camp Trek Cost –Insurance:

Insurance is one of the elements which are effect on Everest Base Camp Tour Cost. While ` you need to spend most of the days in high elevation above the 3,000 meters. The EBC trek begins from Lukla Hilary Airport an elevation of 2,840 Meters.

The High altitude sickness/ Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) occur 2,500 meters above the sea level.  So, we recommend you obtain travel insurance while trekking in Everest Base Camp, which needs to cover risk of flight cancellation, delay and lost / damaged baggage, evacuation and medication etc. up to 5,500 meters. The cost of insurance depends on different company and time length but for one month cost will be 100 US$ to 150 US$ per person an average.

If you are going to Peak climbing or expedition, you need to get premium insurance, this cost will be more than double charge due to high risk. 

Mostly the trekkers are asking for best insurance company, for their answers we are recommend some insurance company according to our experience more than decade and Guest feedback. We suggested you some insurance company due to relevancy, best offer and services.

See below some insurance Company.

  • Travel Guard:
  • American Alpine Club: 
  • Travel safe:
  • TID:
  • True Traveler Insurance:
  • World Nomad:  

But you may find out other many insurance company also. Please, just make your own decision.

Most popular treks in Everest Region:

  1. Everest Basre Camp Trek -14 Days
  2. Everest Basre Camp Trek and Fly Back Helicopter -9 Days
  3. Everest 3 Passes Trek -21 Days
  4. Everest Base Camp Trek -8 Days
  5. Gokyo Chola Pass Trek -19 Days

[III] Everest Base Camp Trek Cost – Equipment:

Regarding the role of the equipment cost on Everest Trekking Cost; it depends on what things you already have and need to buy now. We have make Trekking Equipments Check list  here; Trekking Bots, sandal, globs, Worm Hat, Sun protected Hat, water proof jacket, trousers, flees inner cloths, worm shocks, day bag, sleeping bag (up to -10 Degree C), dawn jackets (up to -10 Degree C), Sun glass (UV Protection), suns Lotion (above 30 SPF), water bottle (minimum 2 liters per head), some medicine ( for cold cough, sprain, fever, food position, dimax, bandage  etc.)

Most of the things you can buy or hire in Kathmandu with reasonable price. If, would you like to use things in future, it would be batter to buy in your country or some branded shop at Kathmandu.  Otherwise using only for the trekking, you can buy at Trekking shop in Kathmandu. We recommend you to buy Trekking bots, trekking bag and sleeping bag good quality, which you can use for long last.

An average cost of Everest Base Camp Trek equipments about USD 400 to 600 USD.

[IV] Everest Base Camp Trek Cost –Trip Operator vS Individual:

Here, we are going to write one of the factors of the EBC Trek Cost. The cost will be deferent while book with Nepal Base Local Trekking Agency and with western tour operators or doing your Independent Trek.

Trekking in EBC by your own is best option for the adventure trekkers who are in limit budget. For this you need to organize trekking permits, flight tickets, tea house, TIMS Card (Green one), Porter by yourself. But as you are hiking in the high Himalaya if incase anything wrong happened, it won’t be good for you. Before start your Independent Trek you need to careful. At list it would be best to hire a porter either from Lukla or Kathmandu.

Some time you will find some trekking agency offer very cheap price of Everest Base Camp Trek but we would like to remind you a proverb “Good Things are Seldom Cheap. Cheap Things are Seldom Good.” The Cheapest Things are neither reliable nor durable. We alert you to avoid Helicopter Rescue scam on the roof of the world even though the Government of Nepal Vows to Ground Helicopter Rescue Scams.

Normally the Everest Base Camp Trek Cost will be chipper book with Local Tour Operator than others. Trekkers were concerning about services and well arrangement with local operator in previous time (more than 20 years back) but now most of the infrastructures at Everest Trek have available. You do not need to carry food for the trek and tents for overnight stay due to many tea houses have been built and good competitions for customer services and hospitality. You do not need to put on your finger; all things taking care by Trekking Agency.

Now there are many B2B websites all over the world, which are collecting individual trekkers and sending Group to local operator with handful commission. This is best option for those travelers who are looking for budget trip and would like to visit different part of people at same time. But if you would like to flexible travel own your world, customize your itinerary, destination and enjoying such amazing nature then B2B won’t be reliable for you. In this case the Local Trekking Agency is best option. You can choose any Trekking Agency according to your friend recommendation and read review on internet.

Here is tentative Everest Base Camp Trek Price in different category:

  • Tentative cost of Local Operator Cheapest with Group Join = USD 900.00
  • Tentative cost of Local Operator Normal cost = USD 1400.00
  • Tentative cost of Western Operator with Group Join = USD 1600.00
  • Tentative cost of Local Operator B2B with Group Join = USD 1000.00
  • Everest Base Camp Trek cost Independent Trek = USD 850.00

In the conclusion Everest Base Camp Trek cost average = USD 1390.00
[V] Everest Base Camp Trek Cost –Tips:

Tip for Trekking Guide and porters are other elements of Mt Everest Base Camp Trek Cost. The Trekking Agency which you are choosing must to be member of Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN), who is regulating salary for the Guide, wages of Porters and other staff with best practices. TAAN is conducting health, welfare and tourism promotion project all over the Nepal. They recommend some volunteering program and Tips for Guide and porters as well. Tips is not fixed, it depends on how much you are impressed with services of Guide and porters, your desire and according to trekking area. Normally, it said 10 to 15 % of your total payments for each of you. You can tip them from your inner heart.

But you can give them approximately 80-100 USD for porter and 100-150 USD for Guide for 14 days Everest Base Camp Trip.


[VI] Everest Base Camp Trek Cost –Flight to Nepal:

The cost of Everest Base Camp Trek flight from your home is depends on when you book flight (high season March to May and September to November) and from where you are flying.  The flight cost will be cheaper if you booked advanced.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost –Flight Nepal= USD 1000.00

[VII] Everest Base Camp Trip Cost –Vaccinations:

You need to take certain vaccination before travel in Nepal. We have some recommendation of main vaccinations while Trek in Nepal, which are Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Meningitis, Polio, Mumps, and Measles. Boosters are also recommended for Tetanus. We recommend some medication and vaccination according to our trekker history and implementation but we are not specialist for the health and medication sector. Please, we advice to consult with your doctor or local travel clinic before your trip. You may also consider against Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B, and Rabies also but it depends on which part of Nepal you visit.

If you are travel in southern part of Nepal at Tarai during the monsoon season, you need to take Malaria pills and prophylactics for Cholera according to your doctor advice.

Most of the time you can get drinking water entire EBC trail (can buy or filter yourself) but self purification methods will be best regarding environment issues. We would like to suggest you use water purification methods; either using water purification drugs or filters machine or Ultraviolet rage (Steripen). This will help to reduce the environment pollution.  And, normally we suggest you minimum 3 litter’s water each day.

Average cost: 250 USD

[VIII] Everest Base Camp Trek Cost –Souvenir and Gift:

While trek in Everest Base Camp, you will enjoy allots with nature tranquility. To capture this pleasant moment in future you may like buy some souvenir from lap of Mt. Everest. Or you would like to take some precious gift from the Top of the world to your beloved, family and friends. The cost of Souvenir and Gift depend on what you buy and from where. You can buy Pasmina, Singing bowl, Thanka Painting, Nepali Hand Made Carpet etc.

The Souvenir and Gift cost average cost: 150.00

[IX] Everest Base Camp Trek Cost –Donation, Entertainment and other Expenses:

While you are on the Everest Base Camp Trek, walk through the high Himalayan settlements, sacred sites and adventures trail. After see condition of Everest Base Camp Trail and some people spending their life doing volunteer on road building. Your heart will touching from their God Karma, so you may adding hands with them for batter trail to EBC. Or you may like to donate some cents for the bright future of school children and to build the monastery to spread peace all over the world.

After walking long hours for many days, your body gets exhausted and need some refreshment applying by Himalayan Harbal Massage, having bears or any drinks.

Average cost for is =USD 100.00
Average budget for extra cash / spending money = US$100-$200


Everest Base Camp Cost Total -from Western Countries:

  • Budget = US$ 3,490.00
  • Average = US$ 3,640.00
  • Highest = US$ 4,240.00

Note: The cost will be less for Asian countries trekkers due to short distance of transportation.

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Karna Rana

Karna Rana


I hearty welcome to Nepal, known as Kingdom of Himalayan and roof of the World “Mt. Everest.” Nepal has named as a Heaven on Earth, is a wonder in the Himalayan. It is the Shangri-La, living cultural Museum, birth place of the Lord Buddha and it is country of living Goddess “Kumari.”

I am Karna Rana Trekking Tour Operator and Mountain Guide, specialize for Trekking, Tour, Travel in Nepal, Hiking in the Himalayan and others Outdoor Activities including, Peak Climbing, Expedition, Adventure Trekking, Rafting, etc. applying my field expiring since 2000. Meanwhile, I have completed my Master’s degree in Rural Development (2016) from Tribhuvan University of Kathmandu, Nepal’s leading educational institution. Now, I have been applying my field experience in tourism, especially in remote areas of the country for sustainable eco- tourism for local empowerment. I enjoyed writing blog own word sharing my travel experience in the Himalayan, aiming to provide right information and help to the Nepal Traveler.

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