Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 14 Days


  • Trek to Everest base camp at a very affordable price without compromising on safety 
  • A perfect EBC trek itinerary for youths and budget travelers, assisted by professional mountain guides
  • Thrilling flight in and out of Lukla airport
  • Traverse within the Sagarmatha National Park and come across a wide range of flora & fauna
  • Walk through lush rhododendron forests and glacial paths
  • Simple accommodation but great hospitality of the locals 
  • Walk past picturesque Sherpa villages and see their lifestyle closely
  • Visit ancient monasteries like Tengboche and Pangboche while trekking
  • Two acclimatization days with adventurous hikes
  • The trail unfolds diverse landscapes and stunning mountain views
  • Reach Everest base camp and hike to Kala Patthar

Trek to Everest base camp at a price you may have never thought of with us Nepal Pioneer Treks. Now you don't have to postpone your Everest base camp trekking plan anymore as we have carefully designed this budget program for all travel enthusiasts and youths out there. The Everest base camp budget trek 2023 booking is open. Get your seat now!

Joining the Everest base camp budget trek in a group also lets you get further discounts/low per head cost. Hence, there couldn't be a better time to make an Everest base camp trekking plan with your friends and loved ones. Do know that you will be trekking with an expert licensed guide. We have not compromised your safety at all. 

Everest base camp trekking is an adventure and challenge that every human thinks of doing at least once in their lifetime. In the great Himalayas of Nepal, you will be traveling in the eastern part of the country within the Sagarmatha National Park during the Everest base camp trek. From the day you'll arrive in Kathmandu till the end of the journey (the 14th day), you will be assisted by our representatives. 

What to expect during the Everest base camp budget trek 14 days?

The Everest base camp budget trek is made with certain limitations that allow us to adjust the price. We use the simplest accommodation in Kathmandu and during trekking. Three meals a day will be given at the time of the trek. In Kathmandu, the Everest base camp budget trek package involves all breakfast and welcome/farewell dinner (as per the provided itinerary).

The trekking experience is the same. You will walk past picturesque Sherpa villages. Get to meet them and see their lifestyle closely. You'll be following the same mainstream trail to Everest base camp (5,364 m). Therefore, all the views, interactions, and experiences are intact. Visit ancient monasteries like Tengboche (3,870 m) and Pangboche (3,985 m) while trekking. 

Our acclimatization hike to Hotel Everest View (3,962 m) in Namche Bazaar (3,400 m) and NangkarTshang Peak (5,100 m) in Dingboche (4,410 m) lets you witness breathtaking mountain panorama. The trail unfolds diverse landscapes. You will witness gorgeous sunrises and sunsets throughout the trek. 

While snow-capped mountains like Everest (8,849 m), Ama Dablam (6,12 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Thamserku (6,608 m), Pumori (7,161 m), Cholatse (6,440 m), Chamlang (7,319 m), and numerous others dominate the skyline along the Everest base camp trail. Whereas the flora, vegetation, wildlife, rivers, gorges, valleys, and glaciers decorate the ground. 

Everest base camp budget trek itinerary brief

The Everest base camp budget trek in Nepal kicks off with an amazing flight to Lukla airport at 2,840 meters. We’ll walk down to Phakding village (2,610 m) on the same day to spend the night. It is a couple of hundred meters walk through lush forested paths and small villages, crossing a few bridges on the way. 

From Phakding, the next destination is the very famous Namche Bazaar (3,440 m). The biggest Sherpa town in the Everest region. The trail from Phakding to Namche Bazaar goes through dense forests of rhododendron and magnolia. You will be crossing suspension bridges several times on the Dudh Koshi river back and forth while passing by small settlements on the way. 

We have an acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Given the bustle of the village, you will have a great time in Namche Bazaar. We go on hiking to Hotel Everest View and explore the museums. The trail then descends to Phunki Tenga and follows an uphill climb to Tengboche village (3,870 m). In this village, the biggest monastery in the Everest region is situated. 

Further, the trail descends through Deboche (3820 m) and Pangboche (3,985 m) villages. From Pangboche, we walk to Dingboche village (4,410 m) and take our second acclimatization day here. Our next point is Lobuche village (4,940 m), which we reach by navigating the Dughla pass. 

Further, trekking along the Khumbu glacier moraine, we trek to Gorak Shep (5,164 m) and finally make it to Everest base camp. We spend the night in Gorak Shep instead of EBC and hike to Kala Patthar (5,644 m) early in the morning before descending back to Lukla. 


The Everest base camp budget trek is a moderate to difficult trek. In terms of terrain, it begins with a gentle pace and progresses to steep, rocky slopes as the days pass by. You mostly trek through lush forests in the first few days of your walk and then follow uneven foothills. The trail above Dingboche village goes through glaciers and moraines. 

Because it is a budget trek, you get very limited facilities in the mountains. You have to adjust and endure the limitations. Any additional service out of bed and breakfast, such as charging your phone, wifi, hot shower, etc, may cost you extra money that you have to bear by yourself. So, do carry some Nepali cash with you.

You might be wondering, can a new trekker do Everest base camp budget trekking?

And the answer is yes. You can participate in our Everest base camp budget trek program, but you have to be well-prepared and packed. You have to walk 5 to 6 hours a day, so fitness matters a lot. Similarly, you have to be in good health. These are the non-negotiables. 

Altitude sickness & trek preparation 

Even though it is a budget trek, we have not removed acclimatization days from our Everest base camp budget trek itinerary. We have two rest days and side hikes that let the trekkers adjust to the elevation. We do not rush during the trek and take our time to enjoy the journey & adapt to the environment. 

Our professional guide will take care of you in case you see symptoms of altitude sickness. You do not have to worry about anything while trekking with our team. Just be prepared for all the adventures and emotions you will feel. And trust us, it'll be a lot. 

To prepare for the Everest base camp budget trek, get your physical fitness better and buy your trekking boots earlier to get used to them before the trek begins. Go on hikes, do regular long walks, work your strength, and build your stamina. 

Best Everest base camp budget trek 2023 booking open

To book the Everest base camp budget trek for the upcoming 2023 spring & autumn season, send us your booking request through our site or get in touch with us. Once we receive your booking request, we will contact you and begin the further process. It is easy and does not take lots of time. 

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Upon arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you'll be met by a representative who will transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to explore Thamel and meet your guide, who can answer any remaining questions you may have about your trip to Everest Base Camp.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Welcome Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m

Because of changes in regulations and upgrades at the domestic airport in Kathmandu, flights to Lukla are now likely to depart from Manthali Airport in the Ramechhap District. This involves a four-hour drive from Kathmandu during the night, followed by a 20-minute flight from Manthali in the morning. 

Upon arriving in Lukla, you'll be met by experienced local porters. As you head down the trail to Phakding, you'll see Tibetan prayer flags fluttering in the wind and encounter local people reciting Tibetan mantras as they walk.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 2840m

Today's trek takes you through forests, traditional villages with plowed fields, and yak pastures. As you approach the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park, you'll see Thamserku rising above you. After lunch, you'll continue on to Namche Bazaar, which is the largest Sherpa village in the Khumbu Region and serves as a starting point for expeditions and trekking groups.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 3440m

Today is an acclimatization day, which means it's important to take it easy and allow your body to adjust to the high altitude. However, this doesn't mean you have to do nothing. In fact, the best way to acclimatize is to be active. You can spend a few hours hiking around the area or visit the school set up by Sir Edmund Hillary in the Khumjung village as a thank you to the Sherpa people for their assistance in his successful ascent of Mt. Everest.

During your hikes or visits, you'll have the opportunity to take in views of some of the surrounding mountains, including Kwangde, Thamserku, Kangtega, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and, of course, Mount Everest.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 3962m

Today's trek is relatively easy, with few steep ascents or descents, which gives you plenty of time to focus on photography. The trail to Tengboche Monastery is a winding, dusty route, but the panoramic views from the monastery make it all worth it. If you're lucky, you may be able to attend a service at the monastery, for which a small donation is appreciated. You can also light some butter lamps as a sign of respect.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 3870m

The trail today is both scenic and challenging as you follow the Imja Khola and climb up to Dingboche's windswept fields, which are mainly used for growing potatoes. Dingboche is the highest Sherpa settlement in the Khumbu Region, and from here, you'll have spectacular views of Ama Dablam. You'll arrive in Dingboche in time for lunch, and the rest of the afternoon is free to relax with a book or take in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 4410m

Given the increasing altitude, it's important to take another day to acclimatize. To do so, you have several options for short hikes today. One option is to visit the base of Nangkar Tshang Peak, which is home to sacred sites and offers views of Mt. Makalu. This trip is a round trip that takes 3.5 to 5 hours and involves an ascent to higher altitudes, which can help your body prepare for the high altitudes ahead.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 5100m

The trail gradually ascent up the Pheriche Valley. As you trek above the valley floor, you'll pass through alpine scrub and yak pastures, with views of Tawache and Cholatse in the distance and Ama Dablam behind you. The trail then leads to Dughla Pass, which involves a more challenging ascent. 

This location offers a photographer's paradise, with panoramic views of Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, and other peaks that are over 7,000 meters (22,966 feet) tall. After crossing the pass, you'll reach Lobuche, which is not particularly attractive as a settlement but is surrounded by beautiful and dramatic scenery.


  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 4940m

The trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep is a challenging journey that takes you to an altitude of 5,164 meters (16,942 feet). Gorak Shep is a small settlement located near the base of Mt. Everest and serves as a popular starting point for hikes to Everest Base Camp. 

The trail winds its way through rocky terrain and high-altitude environments, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. As you hike, you'll have the opportunity to encounter a variety of wildlife and learn more about the local culture and way of life. After reaching Everest Base Camp, you'll have the option to explore the area and take in the views before returning to Gorak Shep for the night.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 5364m

Early in the morning, we will hike to Kala Patthar. The hike will be exhilarating. You get to see excellent sunrise with breathtaking panorama of the Himalayas. Later, we descend back to Gorak Shep. After breakfast, you'll begin the trek to Pheriche, which takes about 4 hours. Pheriche is a small settlement that is home to the Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic. The clinic is staffed mainly by volunteer medical personnel, making it a unique and interesting feature of the area.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 5550m

Today's trek involves a significant descent, but there are also some uphill sections to tackle. As you get closer to Namche, you'll begin to see more forests and greenery. It's a long day of hiking, especially after the challenging trek from the previous day. However, the reward at the end of the day is a hearty dinner and a hot shower. This is also a good time to celebrate your successful trek to Everest Base Camp with a beer.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 3440m

From Namche Bazaar, the trail begins to ascend through the lush forests and terraced fields that dot the landscape. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to catch glimpses of stunning mountain vistas and encounter a variety of wildlife, including colorful pheasants and rare species of plants and flowers. As you continue on your trek, you'll pass through several traditional Sherpa villages where you can learn more about the local culture and way of life.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 2840m

We will be departing from Lukla airport today and returning either to Kathmandu or Manthali Airport by plane. The choice of the airport will depend on the weather and which one is operational at the time. If all goes well, we should be back in Kathmandu for a late morning or early afternoon meal. In the afternoon, there will be time for some shopping before we have a farewell dinner in the evening.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast and farewell Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m

As we have ended our Everest base camp budget trek in Nepal, it is time you fly back to your home. Our airport team will escort you to the international airport according to your flight departure time and bid you our last goodbye!

  • Meals: Breakfast
Route Map
Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 14 Days Map
  • Two nights accommodation in Kathmandu with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  • All Ground and air transportation. Pick up and drop.
  • Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D) during the trek days including tea & coffee (served in a cup).
  • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorized by the Nepal government and necessary number of porters (According to the group size) with their insurance, salary, accommodation, and meals.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Cultural show. (Ethnic music and dance)
  • All the necessary official documents, TIMS Permit, Trekking Permit, etc.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking Route map.
  • Insurance of Guide and Porters.
  • All required local and government tax.
  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meal except for Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea/coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, hot shower etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control.
  • Monument entrance fees.
Price and Availability
Date AvailabilityPrice 
Start DateApr 22, 2024End DateMay 05, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$1300
Start DateApr 29, 2024End DateMay 12, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$1300

Departure date of Everest Base Camp Budget trek 14 days trek

We ( Nepal Pioneer Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd ) prefer to provide fixed departure trek, tour and expeditions in all himalayan region of Nepal. If you are single and prefering with a group, you can join our fixed departure schedule. If the schedule dates are not comfortable because of your time, please contact and let us know. We always happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals or group doesn’t want to join with our other group, we can organizeand provide personalized service as per your need, wish and requirement. We arrange the trip according to our clients need, wish and interest.

Please check our available date.

Additional Information

Everest Base Camp budget trek best time

The Everest base camp budget trek is best to do in the spring and autumn seasons. These seasons are a peak time for trekking to Everest base camp, whether you are on a budget or not. The mild climate and stable weather are all you need for a smooth venture. 

March to April and October to November run in these two seasons. The mountain views are at their best, and the trail is bustling with travelers from all around the world. And the seasonal vegetation decorates the entire trail. 

Everest Base Camp budget trek accommodation

In terms of accommodation during the Everest Base Camp itself, there are basic options available that we'll be using. There are a few small tea houses and lodges located along the way, which offer simple rooms with basic amenities. 

These accommodations can be quite crowded and may not have free running hot water for showers or electricity to charge your phones, so they are best suited for those who are comfortable with basic facilities.

The rooms will be twin-shared, so there will be one more traveler with you sharing the space. The blankets and beds will be clean. The washroom will be shared. You get enough free warm water to wash your face. 


During a trek to Everest Base Camp, you get three meals a day- breakfast, lunch, and dinner. These meals are typically included in the cost of your trek and are provided by the tea houses or lodges along the route. The meals will typically consist of a variety of local dishes, such as dal bhat (a traditional Nepalese dish made with lentils, rice, and vegetables) and momos (a type of steamed dumpling). 

Most teahouses and lodges also offer a selection of Western dishes, such as pasta, pizza, and sandwiches, for those who may not be accustomed to the local cuisine. It's worth noting that the quality and variety of the meals provided on a trek to Everest Base Camp can vary widely depending on the location and the individual tea house or lodge.

In general, the meals provided on the trek are hearty and filling, but they may not be as diverse or high-quality as what you are used to at home. Carry some snacks, such as energy bars or nuts, on hand to supplement your meals and keep your energy levels up during the trek.

Group/private joining

Join our Everest base camp budget trek in a group, or do the trek alone with the support of an experienced mountain guide. Our budget trek program is perfect for both group trekkers and solo trekkers. Joining a group will cost a little less money than trekking privately with a guide. 

For more detailed information, check out our price description section on the package page. 

Travel Insurance

We recommend buying travel insurance for Everest base camp budget trekking. Your travel insurance should cover the costs of medical treatment if you become ill or injured during the trek. Your travel should also cover the costs of emergency evacuation of you in the event of a medical emergency or other unforeseen circumstances.

Even though the Everest base camp trail has become quite established and sees many travelers, every individual has a different experience. The region still does not have proper health facilities. So on the off chance, the only way to get out of the Everest region or receive medical treatment on time is by air evacuation.

  • The budget Everest base camp trek goes from USD 650 to USD 1100, depending upon the itinerary. If you do not combine overnight stay in Kathmandu in the package cost, you can do the trek for around USD 650 to USD 800.

  • Yes, a beginner can do the Everest base camp budget trek. Our Everest base camp trek itinerary is made keeping beginner trekkers in mind. Of course, the trek will not be easy, but with your effort and our team's support, you can reach the Everest base camp and return safely.

  • It's better doing than never doing. A budget trek does limit certain things but allows you to reach the lap of the highest mountain in the world and challenge yourself in one of the extreme parts of the world. You will learn to be strong and go out of your comfort zone. The trekking experience is phenomenal, and the landscapes you get to witness are out of this world.

  • Yes, you can trek to Everest base camp. Get in touch with us, and our team will help you organize the best Everest base camp trek for you as per your budget and needs.

  • Yes, a normal person can go to Everest base camp. If you are in good health and can give a couple of weeks, then yes, you can trek to Everest base camp with us.

  • We will sleep in basic lodges or tea houses during the Everest base camp trekking. The lodges will offer simple bed and breakfast service. We will have dinner in the same lodge.

  • Yes, the helicopter goes to Everest base camp but does not land there because of insufficient space.

  • Yes, cell phone work on the Everest base camp. You have to use a Ncell sim to use data. Our team will help you get one if you request.

  • From Lukla, the Everest base camp is 62 kilometers away (38.5 miles). With acclimatization, it takes eight days of walking to reach Everest base camp from Luka.

Client Reviews
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    ShreyasAustraliaJun 26, 2019

    Everest Base Camp Trek

    We had the privileged of getting Eklal as our guide, and he was awesome! I literally couldn't recommend him enough. A friend and I decided to do this trek together, without having done anything higher than 14,000 ft before, and Eklal was a great reference for what we should be expecting, and solving problems that we came across. He's not a doctor, but he had a a great understanding of what happens to the body as you're ascending. I wanted to do the trip without taking Diamox, so I had to be a bit more careful than the average patron, and his 19 YEARS of experience doing this sort of thing was vital to my friend and I getting to base camp and back.

    High-altitude trekking took a wear on my mental state, and traveling in a small group you would think after a couple day's the conversation would get stale after 10 or so days. Not with Eklal, he always found a way to make the conversation interesting and he's very articulate. He gave a lot of insight into Nepali life, and I'm sad I only had a month to explore. I can't wait to make a trip back!

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    Manasa MIndiaJun 24, 2017

    Everest Base Camp Trek

    Dec 2016 • Couples

    On top of the world experience it was! I and my husband trekked to Everest Base Camp in December of 2014. I not much being a fitness conscious person, the trek was at least a notch more difficult than for any average trekking enthusiast. If it was not because of Eklal and Neeraj, we wouldn't have made it to the base camp.

    As a guide should, Eklal helped us at every point during the trek. The team not only made the trek successful, but also enjoyable. Our evening cards session and the cut apple peices, that he offered after every dinner are still unforgettable. His judgments were also commendable.

    On the whole EBC trek was a soul stirring experience. If I and my husband ever again wish to visit the Himalayas, it's going to be the same team again. Cheers!!

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