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Everest Base Camp Budget Trek

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek

Trip Overview

Key Information

Group Size

2-14

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Grade

Moderate and Adventurous

Accomodation

Hotel (Twin room)

Transportation

Flights/private vehicle

Best Months

Feb-May

Max Elevation

5555

Trip Length

11 days

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Trekking Style

Tea House

Acclimatization

1 day

Wi-fi

Everyday

Activity Per Day

6-7 Hours Per day

Trekking Region

Everest Region

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek Highlights

  • A Scenic Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the getaway of Khumbu region
  • Tour around the popular town Namche Bazaar, Khumjung Village and Everest viewpoint Hotel
  • Visit the world monasteries of Khumjung village, Tengboche and world traditional Museum
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site from day 2, Sagarmatha National Park  
  • A colorful rhododendron and Pine Forest
  • Experience the religious and spiritual Buddha flags, stupas, prayer wheels and festivals
  • Kalapatthar is the best viewpoint of Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Hospitality from the local Sherpa people.

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek Overview

Trek to the world's highest mountain doesn't always cost a lot. Trek to Everest Base Camp is among the highest altitude trekking routes in the world and one of the most popular trek in Nepal. The Everest Base Camp BudgetTrek is specially designed for those travelers who want to experience the Everest Region to the fullest on an affordable and cheap budget.

Adventure lovers and travelers all around the world dream of trek to Everest Base Camp. And they prefer to travel on a tight and cheap budget. For those, Everest Base Camp offers an affordable Budget Everest Base Camp Trek package, satisfying the trekker’s dream with minimum cost. It is an inexpensive version of the 11-days Budget Everest Base Camp Trek.

Basically, the Everest Base Camp Budget Trek usually follows the same routes as Everest Base Camp Trek. The only difference is that it costs less and is affordable. This package includes incredible Everest Region destinations such as Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Namche Bazar (the largest sherpa village), Tengboche monastery, dramatic mountain views and scenery, and many more.

We hike for hours a day up steep hills, passing through the enticing and lustrous rhododendron and Pine forest and taking in the heart-stopping views of mountain peaks. Trekkers can view the 360 degree image of the Himalayan ranges surrounding them, which includes Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Pumori and more.

Exploring the beautiful village of Sherpa people called Namche Bazaar, which is the largest Sherpa settlement in Everest region, Feel the religious Buddhist flags, prayer wheels and ongoing chanting of Buddhist people and monks throughout the trails. Early morning hike to wonderful viewpoints like Everest View Hotel, Kalapathar, etc., to get a glimpse of the sun rising through the mountains and lightening up the entire Everest region. These viewpoints are considered the Best Sunrise Viewpoints in Everest Base Camp Trek.

The Budget Everest Base Camp Trek usually starts with a Scenic Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which is a 35 minute trip. The flight in itself offers beautiful scenery of the hilly region of Nepal that includes tropical forest, lakes and rivers, small villages and more. Immediately after landing in Lukla airport, you will meet your Porter who will support you to carry your luggage to the ultimate destination, i.e., Everest Base Camp. The porters carry your heavy bags so you can relax and enjoy the scenery.

A day hike to the capital of the Khumbu region, Namche (the largest settlements of Sherpa people), incorporates beautiful viewpoint cafes and hotels, tea shops, local markets, and mainly the view of the Himalayan ranges. The highly facilitated and crowded areas of Khumbu district. After acclimatization at Namche, the hike starts to one of the largest monasteries in this district, i.e., Tengboche gumba or monastery which situated in altitude of 3867m.

Tour around the local sherpa villages, cheese factory and taste the famous Tibetan butter milk tea while enjoying the views of Everest and other higher peaks too. For the Sunrise view highest point is Kalapathar the best sunrise viewpoint Everest Base Camp Trek which shows the entire Himalayan range, which is even not visible from Base Camp. One speciality of the Budget Everest Base Camp trek is that it includes this wonderful spot on its Everest Base Camp Budget Trek itinerary. So, trekkers experience their one-in-a-lifetime view of the sunrise from Kalapathar viewpoint, including background mountain views in 360 degrees.

Trekkers doing an Everest Base Camp Budget Trek can experience all these features in cheap costs. The varied package can be extended to include Everest Base Camp, Cho La Pass, and Gokyo Trek, which tours around Gokyo valley and one of the 3 high passes. Everest Base Camp Trek costs details are listed in costs including /excluding section.

How to Trek to Everest Base Camp in a Low Budget? Know the complete information about the budget Everest Base Camp Trekking package

Conclusion

September, October and November in Autumn and March, April and May in Spring are the best months and seasons for Everest Base Camp Trek.

Following Services includes in Budget EBC trekking package

This Everest Base Camp Budget Trek 11 days package provides you domestic flights, Trekking Permits, guide, pick up and drop upon your arrival and departure, 10 days proper trekking on full board with a rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (30 mins flight) and 3 hrs walk)
Food Lunch/dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 2640

Starting the fantastic adventure with an early morning scenic flight to Lukla, this is the gateway to the Everest region, as the first day of the trek leads downhill and on a moderately winding path past Chhoplung and Ghat farm villages to reach Phakding for an overnight stop by the glacial Dudh Kosi River with green views.

Note: Lukla flights are departing and returning to Ramechhap instead of Kathmandu due to ongoing upgrades at Kathmandu Airport. It's about a 4-hour drive to Ramechhap from Kathmandu, so you will leave for the airport around 2 am. The return drive at the end of the trek is between 4 and 6 hours depending on traffic. 

Day 2 :  Trek to Namche Bazaar - 05 hrs walk.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 3440

This second day of walking leads to Namche Bazaar, the capital of Khumbu Sherpas, as the walk follows the Dudh Kosi River upstream, crossing several bridges past Benkar and Monjo Sherpa villages, then entering Sagarmatha National Park, designated in 1974 as a world heritage site and the highest park on this planet.

From here, walking on the river bed and then a final climb up for a few hours with super views of Mount Everest and other surrounding peaks, this climb brings you to the colorful town village of Namche Bazaar where you can have many facilities, like banks, ATMs, post offices, and many shops with cyber cafes, nice hotels, and restaurants. Namche Bazaar is popular for its weekly colorful, busy Saturday market, with time to browse around with views of Kongde and Thamserku peaks.

Day 3 : Rest day at Namche for acclimatization and local hike.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 3440

Your important and necessary rest day for acclimatization from AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), which might occur sometimes if one does not take it slowly on this high altitude terrain. Here, visit the Park Museum for excellent information on the Khumbu areas, with superb views of stunning Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and other peaks. It takes around 3–

4 hours to hike to the Everest View Hotel from Namche for better views of peaks with a steep climb and descend on the same way back.

Day 4 : Trek to Tengboche Monastery - 05 hrs.
Food Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 3867

As the walk descends to the Imjatse River at Phunki Tenga, a slow climb into cool alpine forest brings you to the scenic and picturesque Thyangboche Monastery, surrounded by a series of peaks with excellent views of Ama Dablam and Mt. Everest.

Thyangboche Monastery also holds a great event called Mani Rimdu in the month of October, a colorful mask dance by the Lama and monks to ward off evil spirits.

Day 5 : Trek to Dingboche - 05hrs.
Food Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 4360

Catching morning clear views of mountains and then heading downhill through serene woodland, reaching a metal bridge over the Imjatse River, from here with an uphill walk to Pangboche, the last permanent Sherpa farm village before Everest Base Camp, as the walk leads to Somare for lunch with close-up views of Ama Dablam, and then heading on a gradual path with a short climb to reach Imjatse valley.

Dingboche is located at 4,360 meters in the beautiful Imjatse valley, with close North Face views of Amadablam, including Lhotse and the stunning Island Peak to the east.

Day 6 : Trek to Lobuche - 05 hrs.
Food Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 4930

Morning views of high snow-capped peaks with Ama Dablam North Face as your adventure begins by heading uphill for an hour to a ridge and then on a gradual up with stunning views as the walk leads to Thukla, where the Khumbu glacier melts into a raging icy river. Here, with rest and lunch, you climb up to Thukla ridge, where you can observe many memorials of climbers and mountaineers who died on Everest expedition, including other

After a pleasant stop, another hour of high altitude walking brings you to Lobuche, with 8–10 good lodges to stay at facing Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.

Day 7 : Trek to Everest Base Camp and return to Gorakshep - 06 hrs.
Food Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 5180

Today is a big, marvelous day with an adventure towards your main goal and highlight of the trip, reaching at the foot of the world's highest peak, Mt. Everest, at base camp. A morning walk leads on the gradual uphill slope with a short steep climb near Glass Pyramid. There is an optional sidewalk to visit at this glass pyramid, a metrological station and a lab, established by Italy and the Nepal government to track and read the Himalayan weather and the flow of the glacier.

From here, a few hours of good walking over moraine and glacier brings you to Gorakshep, located on the route between Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar hilltop. Gorakshep has 3-4 nice lodges for overnight stops. From here, our walk leads further east over glacier and moraine, then reaching Everest base camp at above 5,364 m high with sweeping views of Khumbu Ice Fall and glacier.

During peak expedition season, this place is flooded with climbers, guides, and porters, with many tents pitched above the glacier. After feeling high with an adventure of a lifetime experience, head back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop before heading back to Lukla.

Day 8 : Hike to Kalapathar trek to Pangboche via Pheriche - 06 hrs.
Food Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 4240

Early morning hike up to Kalapathar top, the highest spot of the adventure, located above 5,545 m high, offering a breath-taking panorama of mountains with Mt. Everest at a close distance. After a vigorous climb, descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue trekking on the same path till Thugla.

From here, our route diverts towards Pheriche, a windy valley on near level ground with fabulous views during the walk all the way to Pheriche, with many fine fine lodges where the HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) office and a small medical post are located. After a

possible lunch stop at Pheriche, head down with a short climb to reach Somare and towards Pangboche village for an overnight stop after a long good walk of the day.

Day 9 : Trek to Namche Bazaar via Thyangboche - 06 hrs walk.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 3440

From here onward, a long descend with a few climbs as the trail leads towards a bridge. After crossing the bridge, back into greens with tree lines, and then climb up to Thyangboche Monastery. After a short stop, then on downhill to Phunki Tenga to cross over a bridge, followed by an uphill to Lobesa and Sanasa, small villages with a gradual winding path to Kyanjinma.

A beautiful spot with a few lodges facing Everest, Ama Dablam and Thamserku peaks, here comes the chance of spotting some wildlife like Thar, Musk deer and the colorful Danphe (Impeyan pheasant and the national bird of Nepal).

Our journey continues with time around the high scenic spot. The walk continues on the nice and pleasant trail to Namche Bazaar for an overnight stop after a good long trek from Pangboche.

Day 10 : Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 2810

Our fabulous Fast Trek to Everest Base Camp concludes with a walk back to Lukla, as our route leads on the same route, following a gentle path past Phakding and Ghat villages with a climb to reach Lukla, where you can enjoy the afternoon relaxing and celebrating with staff-guides-porters and fellow members on this last night around high Khumbu within the Everest areas.

Day 11 : Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Food Breakfast
Elevation 1360

Early morning transfer to Lukla air terminal for a super short flight to Kathmandu with scenic and exciting moments airborne, after an interesting air journey, reaching the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city life.

Service Includes on Price

Cost Includes

  • International and Domestic Airport transfers.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Fruits every day after dinner (Fresh seasonal fruits)
  • Energy Bars and cookies 
  • Accommodations in the mountain
  • Excellent English-speaking trekking Guide and Local sherpa porter to carry the luggage.
  • Paper works, National Park entry permits, and TIMS
  • Flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu or Ramechhap - Lukla - Ramechhap with airport tax.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which your travel insurance company will pay.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, trekking poles, and duffle bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
  • Government Tax and Vat.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals and Hotel in Kathmandu).
  • Your expenses, drinking water, Wi-Fi, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower battery charge.
  • Tips 

All other costs and expenses not listed in the - What is included in my 11 Days EBC tour package

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FAQs

What is Budget Everest Base Camp Trek?

This budget Everest Base Camp trek offers basic services to low your trekking cost. You can trek to Everest Base Camp in low price

How much does it cost for Budget EBC Trekking?

It cost you USD 100 per day for food and accomodation, trekking guide and porters.

Can a beginner trek Everest Base Camp on a budget

Of course, Everest base camp is a high altitude trek, but if you can carry a light backpack and climb up and down for 4-5 hours per day, a beginner can go through the EBC trek. A moderate level of fitness is required for the trek. 

A workout like jogging, cardio exercise, or swimming will enable you to comfortably handle the trek. A short walk before doing this would be a great way to build confidence for the trek. Children under six are not recommended as the trek reaches up to 5,500 meters. However, you can participate in this hike with enough training and adaptability.
 

Do I need to hire guide for Everest Base Camp Budget Trek

The trek guide is not mandatory for Everest Base Camp Trekking. Although the Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most famous treks in the world, it is a journey from a remote settlement to the Himalayas. Although it is an easy path to follow with many other trekkers, the company has a guide that acts as a safety net. 
Guides also provide additional information and provide good company. Their command of the mother tongue will allow easy interaction with the natives during the trek allowing you to learn more about their lifestyle.
 

Is Everest base camp worth the budget trek

Trek to EBC is a once in a lifetime adventurous opportunity.

Everest Base Camp will transport you to some of the most beautiful places on earth. This trek is a trek with amazing vistas of 8,000 meters in front of you, a Himalayan landscape that is both rugged and beautiful, and the overall spiritual atmosphere of encountering gem walls, stupas, and Buddhist prayer flags is worth it. 

Likewise, one can immerse oneself in the lifestyle of the local Sherpas and learn about the culture and traditions. You will also visit one of the oldest and holiest monasteries in the world such as Tengboche Monastery.
 

How difficult is the Everest base camp budget trek

The trek to Everest base camp is moderately difficult.

Although no prior trekking experience is required for the EBC trek, it is recommended that the trekker should be determined and physically fit. You should be able to carry a light bag for at least 4-5 hours daily and be mentally prepared for the hardship. 

Before doing this hike, you should put your body through aerobic conditioning, elevation, and strength endurance training. Hike short routes in your home country or Nepal to gain confidence for travel.
 

Can you see Mt Everest from base camp

Mount Everest can not be seen from the base camp itself. Other hills block the view. However, you can enjoy the view of the Khumbu Icefall and the view of Khumbu Tse (6,636 m/ 21,772 ft) from Everest Base Camp, which offers a truly humbling feeling of nature's grandeur.

The next day when you visit Kalapathar, you will be greeted by a picturesque view of the Himalayas, especially the peaks of Everest (8,848.86 m/ 29,031.7 ft), Changtse (7,543 m/ 24,747 ft), Lhotse (8,5216 m/24,747 ft). ), and Nuptse (7,861 m/ 25,791 ft).
 

How cold does it get on a Budget Trek to Everest Base Camp

The temperature at Everest base camp varies from cold to mild in different seasons. In spring, between March and May, temperatures in EBC can range between -12 °C to 15 °C. This season is the period of transition from bitterly cold winters to hot summers. 

During monsoons, usually between June and August, temperatures can vary from -1 °C to 16 °C. Similarly, in autumn, which is between September and November, the temperature can vary from -12 °C to 15 °C.

Moreover, during winter, which is between December to February, the temperature can vary from -17°C to 4°C. So the temperature at Everest base camp will be below freezing.
 

When is the best time for EBC Trek in Nepal

EBC trips are made in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). The weather is ideal, and the sky is clear enough to see the mountains in all their glory. The hike is not recommended during winter (December-February) or monsoon season (June-August). 

In winter there is a lot of snow and fog, while in monsoon there is a lot of rain. During monsoon, flight cancellations and delays are also relatively high.

However, if you book a heli tour to Everest base camp, you can visit the base camp at any time of the year if the weather is pleasant.
 

How many days is this Everest base Camp Budget Trek

An Everest base camp trek is usually two weeks, from your arrival and departure to and from Kathmandu. On the second day you will fly to Lukla and then trek to Phakding. Then the route goes through Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorkshep and Everest base camp. 

You will climb to Kalapathar and then make your way back. Will descend via Pheriche, Namche bazaar, Lukla. You will return to Kathmandu and then depart the next day.
 

What is the average temperature at Mount Everest base camp

The average temperature at Everest base camp is usually below freezing. Temperatures range from 7 °C to 15 °C during the day and -12 °C to 0 °C at night in spring. In monsoon, the temperature ranges from 16 °C to 15 °C during the day and -1 °C to 2 °C at night. 

In autumn, temperatures range from 6 °C to 15 °C during the day and -12 °C to 2 °C at night. Moreover, in winter, the temperature ranges from 4°C during the day and -17°C to -14°C at night.
 

Do you get a certificate for visiting Everest base camp

Mountain Magic Treks will provide a certificate of achievement. 
 

Can you take a helicopter to Everest base camp

Yes, you can also go to Everest base camp or Kala Patthar by helicopter. Similarly, you can trek to EBC and also take a helicopter back to Lukla or Kathmandu. Check out our  EBC trek with helicopter return package with helicopter returns.
 

Additional Information

Trekking Equipment List:

Equipments 

If it’s too much to carry from your home country some of the necessary equipment can be hired or bought in Kathmandu around Thamel as well.
Most of the equipment is general and standard lists for all seasons while on trek, but may differ as per the season and duration of trekking and areas of your chosen trip.

  • Reading/writing material
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium, or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Health requirements arranged
  • Money: cash/credit card
  • Down Sleeping bag and Down Jacket provided by Mountain Magic Treks in Kathmandu 
  • Lightweight Towel
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat
  • Sunhat/bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore-tex
  • Scarf
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Mountain Magic Treks in Kathmandu)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such a combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for the evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months.
  • T-Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Pants - lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Thermals upper and lower
  • Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing - thermals
Some Related Information

Meals

Eating is a big part of the holiday. Traveling with Mountain Magic Treks, you will experience the vast array of wonderful food; Nepalese, Italian, Continental, Chinese, and several local cuisines. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic, and special foods from each place during your trip. Mountain restaurant owners prefer not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater to more trekkers with limited food before runoff gets stuck. It’s a week or more of hard work for porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During this trek, you will typically eat breakfast and dinner at the same lodge, with lunch at one of the trailside restaurants along the way.

Accommodation 

A Tea House is a combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hangout. A private room is available in most tea houses, except for high-altitude ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic. The room is spare, with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining hall warmed by the Bukhara stove (an iron cylinder fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lit). There is normally no electricity in the room unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually has solar lighting.

Most tea houses now also have electricity for charging small appliances—mobile phones and cameras—and there will be a small charge for this.

Drinking water

Mountain Magic Treks provides unlimited chlorine or lodine treated water throughout the trek. All tea houses have mineral water and boiled water for trekkers at an additional cost. We discourage the purchase of mineral water and bottled water while on the trek, as plastic bottles are difficult to dispose of and have become an environmental problem.

Route Map

Mountain Magic Treks offers you complimentary route map T-shirts and duffel bags.

What to take for trekking

This is a very active trip, which means you will be on the move most of the time, so pack as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for two trekkers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry is 15 kg per person, which means 30 kg from two trekkers. Unnecessary luggage can be left at the Kathmandu hotel for free.

Important to note

Please read the Gear List section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. You will need to bring a comfortable medium-sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. The weather is subject to change in the mountains, so layered clothing is recommended all year round.

Difficulty

While some individuals seek to summit the greatest mountain on earth, it is enough for most mere mortals to simply stand at the base and experience the awesome stature of Everest from below. However, there are no roads into Everest Base Camp Trek and every person seeking to view the incredible mountain up close will need to trek through the Khumbu Valley from Lukla to Base Camp and back again-unless, of course, you can afford a helicopter!. The journey usually takes several weeks and can sometimes seem a little daunting to a novice hiker. But don't panic; it's very achievable!

The first thing to make clear is that the Everest Base Trek requires no technical climbing and is essentially a long hike. We therefore strongly believe that anyone with determination and a basic fitness level can trek the route-and all of our successful clients attest to this!. We have seen overweight, underweight, old and young do this trek, and all of them enjoyed it thoroughly.

That being said, there are a number of crucial factors to consider prior to trekking the route, such as length, altitude, and training, that will help you determine whether you think the Everest Base Camp Trek route is the right trek for you.

Travel Insurance:

For everyone who plans to trek in Nepal, it is highly recommended that you get a travel insurance that covers added expenses that might result due to various health issues, injuries, or accidents (together with air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and other treatment costs). Your insurance policy should cover all the activities that you are planning to accomplish throughout your stay in Nepal. In addition to this, the policy should also cover death, misplaced luggage, theft and liability, cancellations, medical treatment (counting hospital charges, cost of medicine, doctor’s fees) as well as repatriation costs. Also, this trekking trail in Nepal takes you 5,000 m above sea level; therefore, you also need to ensure that your insurance policy covers treks that go over 5,000 m. In short, the client himself/herself has to take the responsibility for unforeseen expenses during this trip.

Nepal Visa:

If you are wondering about how to obtain a Nepal visa, then the easiest way to obtain it is at the Tribhuwan International Airport upon your arrival in Nepal or else at the immigration entry point if you are entering through the border of India or Tibet. 

Note: There are a few countries, namely Nigeria, Ghana, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Cameroon, Swaziland, Iraq, Ethiopia, Liberia, Palestine, etc. People from these countries do not get visas from the immigration entry points of Nepal.

What do you need to obtain a Nepal visa?

Click here for the application form:

Download Nepal Entry Application PDF

If you are thinking of getting a visa at the airport or immigration entry point, the following are your requirements: A valid passport (with a validity period of at least six months)You should fill out the application form for a visa, available at airports or immigration entry points. Two passport-size photos

Visa Extension:

If you want to extend your visa for 15 days or less, the visa extension charge is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency.

If you want to extend the visa for more than 15 days, USD 2 will be charged per day after 15 days. However, the visa can be extended for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (the year beginning in January and ending in December).

Transit Visa

When a foreigner has to get down at a Nepalese airport as a result of his/her transit point or due to any force landing for whatever reason, the foreigner can obtain a transit visa for a day after paying USD 5 or any other currency equivalent.

The best time to visit Nepal:

Spring (March, April and May) and autumn (September, October and November) are the best times of the year to visit Nepal. During this time, the weather is pleasant with efficient sunlight and warmth. The sky is clear, which means that you can truly enjoy the remarkable Nepalese landscape, complete with the Himalayan vista.

During the monsoon (June-August), although there will be no problem for trekking, there could be less visibility and rain. But for a keen botanist, the monsoon is a blessing as the higher valleys, mountains, and meadows blossom with flowers and abundant vegetation. You can trek in winter (December, January, February) as well, especially in the hilly regions, but as you reach higher elevations it is much colder with snowfall. If you don’t necessarily enjoy crowds, trekking during the monsoon or winter or choosing a more solitary trekking destination could be your options. Note that due to global warming, there has been a change in the regular climate worldwide and Nepal is no exception. Please be open to unpredictable weather conditions as well.

High Altitude

This is a high altitude journey and the elevation starts from a low of 2810 m to 5,545 m, where symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) might occur due to dry air and less oxygen, as our adventure starts with a flight to Lukla and overnight stops at Phakding in a nice and cozy local lodge, which provides you with acclimatization as well as a rest day at Namche Bazaar before heading much higher altitude for the Everest Base Camp Trek. On this trip, one needs to be in good physical shape with sound health to avoid other medical complications en route. Just follow our guide; he will give advice and suggestions that keep and make you feel secure to enjoy this fabulous adventure with us.

Climate and weather

The weather depends upon the season of trekking in the Everest Himalayan belts, where Everest Trek can be visited all year round. However, the monsoon months of July to mid September will be wet but much greener with heavy moisture.

The best time will be from March to May when wild flowers are in full bloom around Phakding and Namche Bazaar at 2,000 m to 3,000 m high and then tree lines and vegetation decline for rough arctic terrain. The temperature will be 15 to 20 degrees Celsius during the day with sunlight. The morning and evening can be much cooler with a minimum of -0 to 05 degrees Celsius, not counting the wind chill factors.

As the trek leads higher above 4,000 m, the temperature drops in the shade as well in the morning and night time. The day will be clear with strong sunlight and UV (due to the drop in oxygen and air pressure at high elevation), where you need a strong sun screen to avoid sunburn in direct sunlight. The clearest weather will be with short days and a minimum of -5 to -10 degrees Celsius in the morning and night, with a maximum of 15-20 degrees Celsius during the day in full sunlight. This also depends upon the altitude and areas of trekking.

The coldest months from December to March will be the coldest with chances of snow with a minimum of -10 to -15 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 15–18 degrees Celsius without wind chill factor. However, most of the day time will be clear with a fine blue sky.

An important thing to know before trekking

The main flow of foreign visitors in Nepal is for trekking, from moderate to adventurous or challenging treks. The most important thing is to choose the right trip as per your duration of holiday and fitness. For the Everest Himalayan trekking adventure, one needs to be in sound health and physically fit.

On booking with us, preparation of fitness is required, like walking, jogging, and Jumba-aerobic, at least a month before your departure from your home country.

Please send us your dietary list and medical history report so that we can arrange them well in advance, respectively. Book a ticket from home for Kathmandu-Nepal to arrive at least a day ahead of the trek departure with plenty of time in Kathmandu to enjoy the culture and heritage life of Nepalese, as well as in case of flight delay (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu), which can happen occasionally due to freak bad and unfavorable weather.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Mountain Magic Treks Pvt.Ltd Term & Conditions:

Please read Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd. Terms and Conditions carefully prior to trip booking. Trekking or mountaineering in the higher elevations of the Himalayas is one of the most adventurous endeavors which carries the risk of AMS, injuries, or even death. Mountain Magic Treks is always concerned about trekkers' comfort, safety, and health while meandering at higher altitudes. We contribute great effort to reduce or control the risk and hazard, but sometimes nature’s curse or fluctuating climate in the Himalayas is beyond our control and we are not responsible for it.
If you are a keen adventure lover and are ready to follow the hereby mentioned terms and conditions, then you are heartily welcome at the Mountain Magic Treks Pvt.Ltd office, Galko Pakha, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Booking Terms and Conditions:

1. All package bookings are handled by Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd, an authorized adventure company based in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.

2. The term "trip" formally refers to walking, sightseeing, treks, tours, mountaineering, expeditions, or holidays in the mystical land of Nepal.

3. Mountain Magic Treks faithfully includes all amenities in the package's estimated price.

4. Please go through the itinerary page or trek inclusion/exclusion pages for the details of the cost transparency. The trek cost may vary from one package to another, and some packages don’t include the cost of the following:

Personal travel insurance, medical assistance, and helicopter evacuation.

Visa, passport, and transit point expenses.

Extra meals, entertainment activities, accommodation and transportation costs are not included in the itinerary.

Extra baggage and gratuity

5. For trip confirmation, travelers must pay 20% of the total trip cost up front.

6. You can pay the booking confirmation amount either by credit card or wire transfer. Both payment options are subject to additional bank service fees of up to 4% on top of the sum.

Pay deposit by wire transfer:
Pay to:
 Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd
Current A/c: 01908312510017
Paying Bank: Himalayan Bank Ltd
Account Type: Foreign Currency (USD.)
Branch: Thamel
Bank Street Address: Karmachari Sanchaya Kosh Building, Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: HIMANPKA

Or

Payment for Booking:
Payment can be done through the below option:
Bank Transfer:
Account Name:
 Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd
Account Number: 0570010152240
Paying Bank: Mega Bank Nepal Limited
Account Type: Local Currency (Nepali.)
Address: Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: MBNLNPKA
Bank service charges related to submitting a deposit are the responsibility of a client:
Risk and Liabilities:
(Bank service charges related to submitting a deposit are the responsibility of the client)

7. The trip will be booked once the payment is made by the travelers. We will send you the confirmation letter via email and guarantee that you will receive all of the services listed in the itinerary.

8. The final payment must be submitted at the Mountain Magic Treks office or at the hotel where you will be staying before the tip departure. Otherwise, you will not be legitimate for the trip and no final documentation will be disclosed before payment.

9. Regarding the trip cancellation, we offer a free trip cancellation service upon submission of a trustable reason before 90 days of the departure date with adequate evidence and written reasons. 

10. If you cancel the trip 60 days prior to the departure date, then a 75% cancellation fee will be levied from the booking amount.

11. An 85% cancellation fee will be levied if you cancel the trip before 30 days of the trip's departure date.

12. The company will be unable to refund the earlier paid (20%) booking fee if you cancel the trek before 15 days of departure.

13. There will be no payment refund if you voluntarily leave or cancel the trip once it has started, but if you are forced to leave due to unforeseen immediate circumstances, then payment can be refunded after proper discretion.

14. We guarantee your safe and successful trip; however, the company reserves the right to cancel the trip if there will be no minimum number of travelers. The company will postpone or manage alternative trips in this condition.

15. If the company cancels the trip due to any unforeseen circumstances which are beyond our control (i.e. natural disaster, flight cancellation, strikes, wars, riots, quarantine, government intervention policy, weather conditions), we will refund after deduction of the minimum operating cost involved.

16. If you want to change your booking date, the booking amendment request must be made 90 days prior to the original trip departure.

17. If trekkers demand to change the departure date prior to 60 days of the final departure, US $ 50.00 per person will be charged as a cancellation fee. The cost of the trip may also be increased if the market price soars higher during the postponed trip date.

18. The policy of our company is that trekkers must have an insurance policy contract if they want to trek with Mountain Magic Treks. The policy must feature medical coverage, air ambulance, helicopter evacuation facility, and flight cancellation insurance if possible.

19. Mountain Magic Treks and Expedition organizes various adventurous trips, which have a high-risk factor and demand more physical stamina and training. If you can’t accomplish the trek due to your physical inability or sickness, we are not obliged to refund the payment.

20. During the trip, there may be hindrances, obstacles, or circumstances such as political riots, insurgencies, accidents, climate change, or natural disasters. Make sure you are ready to deal with all of these problems.

21. The trip route, accommodation and modes of transport may be changed without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances. It is for your convenience and safety, so I hope you will display flexible human nature in this context.

22. While changing the route, transportation, accommodation, or itinerary due to the above circumstances, we may charge an additional fee or lower the cost as per the total expenses of the entire trek.

23. Mountain Magic Treks holds all the authority to decline, accept, detain, or retain any member of the trip if we find anyone suspicious or indisciplined. If you want to trek with Mountain Magic Treks, you must accept our leadership during the whole trip.

24. Mountain Magic Treks has contracted with a network of companies, the government of Nepal, and individuals to assist the travelers during the trip. These third parties are qualified to perform the duties as contracted. We are not liable in the event of loss, damage, or irregularities if the third parties don’t perform their duties properly.

25. Mountain Magic Treks is not liable for any law or rule violations committed by travelers in any country.

26. This agreement is governed by the laws of the Government of Nepal. No individual, including employees, representatives, or guides of the company, can alter the terms and conditions.

27. In exceptional circumstances, these terms and conditions may be waived by submitting a written request to the director. Only the director of the company has all the rights to amend them.

28. Travelers must be physically and mentally fit for the trek. It is compulsory to bring health certificates along with proper legal documents for trip approval if asked.

29. Mountain Magic Treks is not liable for any additional costs or compensation incurred as a result of a flight being canceled or delayed due to weather or other factors. We can manage alternative arrangements on special requests, which may require additional extra cost.

30. We have displayed authentic, genuine, and accurate information on our official website and brochure. If you notice any errors, incomplete or incorrect information, please notify us as soon as possible.

Please read all the terms and conditions mentioned above before making the bookings. You must abide by these conditions if you fancy trekking in the Himalayas with Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd.

Food Menu Items During the trek

Breakfast Items

Porridge, Fresh Baked Breads, Pancakes, Eggs, Omletes, Musley, Cornflacks with hot milk

Lunch and Dinner

Soups, Pizza, Spring Rolls, Noodles, MoMos, Potatoes, Fried Potatoes, Dal Bhat (Boiled rice with vegetables and lentil soup) etc.

Trip Reviews (5)

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rmabreu

10th Jun, 2022

Amazing experience to EBC!

Phurba is a very experience guide, helpful, friendly and always attentive to clients needs. We stayed in some of the best lodges on the way to EBC and our porter was always the first to arrive and arrange the better rooms.

Phurba advises, briefings and adjustments on route were essential to adapt to acclimatization and make the trek to EBC and incredible and successful trip.

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thatchej

10th Jun, 2022

Best Guide You Could Choose!!

Rewati is an absolutely incredible knowledgeable, and efficient guide. He went above and beyond to make sure that I had an amazing trip from the time I met him until I boarded my flight. I went to Nepal by myself and only had a small amount of time to explore. Rewati planned out my entire time along the trek and I could not have been any happier! Along the trek Rewati was giving other guides advice on where to stay/eat and even helped out another guide who was on EBC get his clients who were sick life flighted out. Needless to stay he knows what he is doing and is the safest person you could choose as your guide! In addition he was incredibly flexible with the plans and has lots of friends along the treks. He was able to coordinate two drivers to get us off the mountain back into town while another friend I met took a bus and was car sick the entire time (3hrs). If you are going to Nepal Mountain Magic Treks is the absolute best and I would recommend to everyone!!

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Aditya Shah

23rd Jun, 2022

Everest Base Camp, the trip of a life time!
we made it to Everest Base Camp and loved the entire trip. Mountain Magic Treks played a pivotal role in making this such a great adventure. The guides they found for us made all the difference in the world.
Our guide, Mahan is remarkable! I can tell he knew what makes a great adventure even better. He knew every mountain and its specifications, he knew all the local culture and customs and explained them so clearly, he knew what to suggest and what to avoid, he completely understands customer service, his English was amazing, he knew all the right people to get the special orders or service, and he knew the little extras that made it special. Most impressive is who he is, Mahan is kind, patient, humble, helpful, FUN, bright, eager, careful, encouraging, and consistent.
Kapil, our assistant guide was always out front keeping the perfect pace and making sure we were safe and enjoyed the journey. Both the guides and my son had a blast together laughing, singing, sharing and playing around.
There is no way to perfectly describe the views you will see on this journey from the lush green and magical waterfalls of the lower section to the powerful majestic views of the mountains and vistas of the upper section.
This trip will change your life and this country and its people will steal a piece of your soul.
We truly feel like we made a long-lasting friend in Nepal, which made our trek even more special. We highly recommend Mountain Magic Treks!

Thank you Rewati Parajuli for organizing such a wonderful adventure!

Ziad Sjennis

Ziad Sjennis

1st Jun, 2023

Best adventure team in Nepal!!
My partner and I had no trekking experience before booking our vacation with Mountain Magic, all we knew was that we wanted to see the Everest region and eventually make it to Mount Everest Base Camp Budget Trek.

I was researching the company's website and asked a few questions in the chat function they have on their website, to which I got quick and clear answers. Communication then moved to email, where again I received prompt, clear, very professional and friendly responses. They had multiple payment options which was very nice as we were overseas when booking the trip.

Upon arrival at the airport, our mountain guide (his name was Kesap) warmly greeted us and escorted us to our hotel. The next day, Kesap and we started our journey through the Everest region. We were with Kesap for 11 days and he was absolutely brilliant. I personally fell ill with food poisoning on our previous trip to India a few days before arriving in Nepal. And my partner had mild altitude sickness. However, thanks to Kesap, his excellent optimism, knowledge and helpfulness, we both made it safely to base camp and back.

Upon our return to Kathmandu, we were taken to a final dinner and then left the country. From arrival in Nepal to departure, Mountain Magic took great care of us and we are two very satisfied customers, returning on a great trip that we would definitely recommend to others.

Polo

Polo

12th Jul, 2023

Bucket list Everest Base Camp Trek!
’ve just completed the 11 days EBC Trek.
The company (Rewati was my main contact; Khem was my trekking guide; Arjun was my Porter) has provided incredibly thoughtful service throughout my trip which is a big cherry on top of this trip of a lifetime.

From the start, Rewati expertly organized and accompanied me on all trips to and from the airport, leaving me with little logistics to worry about. He was quick to respond to my questions and concerns during the planning phase and offered valuable travel advice based on his experience that saved me from potential troubles.

Khem, my trekking guide, was an absolute gem. His wealth of knowledge and captivating stories about the mountains, Nepalese culture, and Sherpa lifestyle enhanced my experience beyond measure. He consistently went above and beyond to ensure my comfort and satisfaction, securing rooms with breathtaking views and providing fresh fruit after dinner. Khem was not only a reliable guide but also a great friend and companion. We spent hours playing card games together, teaching each other local favorites (if you are from hk, you should find Khem cause he can play big 2 now very competently;)) and even introduced me to his friends on the mountains, making me feel like a part of the community.

Overall, I am incredibly grateful to have had such a thoughtful, competent, and fun team to accompany me on this journey. And I will recommend them to anyone who’s interested in trekking in Nepal and I myself also hope to return one day for another trek!

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