Everest Base Camp Budget Trek Itinerary

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek is a special trek composed by Trekking Plus for those who are willing to trek Everest Base Camp with limited budget. Everest Base Camp Budget Trek can be done in 10 days from kathmandu to kathmadu. Trekking Plus Everest Base Camp Budget Trek package offere the best experience with limited vacation and keen interest to conquer Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,600ft) in 10 day. This trek has no acclimatization during the trek  that meas we need to be real fit to do this thrill adventure to Everest Base Camp.  

Our trip start from Lukla (2,642m/8,668ft), after a 35-minute Mountain flight from Kathmandu. There we will be introducing with our rest of the team members and our main trail begins from there. We will be exploring the beautiful Sherpa village and the warm hospitality of Sherpa people. Moreover, we will also get to know about their culture and traditions. You then enter Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and reach Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,287ft) which is the major economic hub for the people of Everest region.

We will also visit Tendboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche villages and the forest vegetation changes to alpine shrub and the scenery becomes more dramatic towards the last village of Gorak Shep along the route. You will then walk along the Khumbu glacier to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,600m) opposite the dreaded ice fall. An early climb of Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,210ft) behind the village offers the most exquisite 360 degree panoramic views of Everest (8,848m/29,028ft) and other peaks. This 10 days trek will be one of the most daring and remarkable journey with your budget to Everest Base Camp Budget Trek . Returning the same route is relatively quicker and easier. The trek can be accomplished almost all year around, but Spring and Autumn season sees much more flow of trekkers along this popular route. Our 10 days Everest Base Camp Trekking package includes permits, your guide, local porters, transport for both air and ground, all mountain accommodation, meals and hygienic drinking water.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Budget Trek

  • Explore Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa heartland of Khumbu region. 
  • Visit Sagarmatha National Park and witness some rare and lovely wildlife like Red Panda, Snow Leopard alongside typical ones like Musk Deer and Himalayan Monal.
  • Explore the Monastery and stupa along the route to Everest Base Camp (Tyangbouche Monastery is the largest monastery of the Khumbu region). 
  • Hike to Kala Pathar, one of the highest points for the beautiful mountain views. 
  • Reach the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest in the world. 
  • Experience Sherpa culture, traditions, kindness and hospitality in Mountain. 
  • Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2,642m/8,668ft) from kathmandu and Trek to Phakding (2,562m/8,700ft).
    Flight: About 35 min flight and about 9km distance , approx 4 hrs trek
    Early morning transfer to the Domestic Airport for our flight to Lukla. Lukla is a gateway to the Khumbu/Everest region. Meet your local porters and walk downhill to the Sherpa settlement of Cheplung. The trail then, follows the Dudh Khosi Valley before ascending to Ghat and Phakding.

  • Day 02: Trek to Namche from Phakding (3,440m/11,280ft).
    Distance about 10km, approx 6-7 hrs walk
    The trail meanders through pine forest, crossing suspension bridges and several Sherpa villages to Jorsale: entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park and permit checkpoint. Thamserku (6,618m/21,714m) glistens above the village. Continue to the confluence of the Bhote and Dudh Khosi Rivers then climb steadily via the high Tenzing- Hilary suspension bridge with inspiring glimpses of Everest and the Nuptse – Lhotse ridge. A final three hour forest ascent leads to the administrative town of Namche Bazaar.

  • Day 03: Trek to Tengbouche from Namche Bazaar (3,870m/12,694ft).
    Distance about 10km and approx 6-7 hrs walking.
    The trail climbs, then contours around the hillside, offering great views. Look out for spotted deer, Himalayan tahrs and birds – including the colourful (male) Danphe pheasant (Nepal’s national bird). At Sanasa the trail forks to Gokyo or Everest BC. Turn right and descend to cross the Dudh Khosi (past water driven prayer wheels) near Phunki Thenga (3,250m/10,663ft), the lowest point north of Namche Bazaar. It then enters the Imja Khola Valley and rises, through dwarf conifers and rhododendron forest, for a two hour pull, to the hilltop village of Tengboche. Their famous Gompa is set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Everest and other peaks. At full moon in October/November they hold the colourful Mani Rimdu festival with masked dancing and Tibetan Opera in the courtyard. Visit the monastery during the afternoon.

  • Day 04: Trek to Dingbouche from Tengbouche (4,360 m/14,300ft)
    Distance about 10km and approx 5-6 hrs walking.
    Today’s trail descends to Debuche: a scattered stone village with a nunnery, chortens and long mani wall. Cross the Imja Khola and ascend to Pangboche with closer views of towering Ama Dablam (6,856m/22,495ft). The trail then follows the river as it rises to its confluence with the Lobuche Khola and continues up to Dingboche: the last year-round Sherpa settlement. Different views of Ama Dablam rise above terraced fields of barley, buckwheat and potatoes. The fields are walled to protect crops from icy winds and animals during the short growing season.

  • Day 05: Trek to Lobuche from Dingbouche (4,940m/16,207ft)
    Distance about 8 km and approx 5-6 hrs walking.
    The trail climbs to a ridge and views of Taboche and Cholatse. Continue through yak pastures to a wooden bridge – and Duglha (4,620m/15,158ft). The trail then ascends steeply for an hour, up the gravely terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. On the summit is a large group of stone-pile memorials to lost Sherpas and climbers. It also affords great border-views including Khumbutse, Lingtren, and Pumori. Everest is hidden behind the towering Nuptse – Lhotse wall. Follow the valley upstream for an hour to Lobuche.

  • Day 06: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,930ft) and Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft).
    Distance about 15km and 8-10 hrs walking.
    A long but rewarding day. Follow the windblown rocky path along the barren Khumbu moraine to the last village at Gorak Shep. After an early lunch, set out on the feint trail to the world’s highest Base Camp, on the Khumbu Glacier: opposite the dreaded ice fall – the most dangerous section of an Everest ascent. we can see the best view of mountain including Mahalangur Himal along the Tibetan border and main peaks are Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse and Nuptse. Trek back to Gorak Shep for the night

  • Day 07: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) – Pheriche (4,280m/14,070ft)
    Distance about 15km and approx 8-10 hrs walking.
    Early morning we climb of 2-3 hours up Kala Patthar, behind the village, offers a sunrise awakening of the Himalayan chain. First Everest (8,848m/29,028ft), then its surrounding vassals: Pumori (7,145m/23,443ft), Lingtren (6,697m/21, 973ft), Khumbutse (6,623m/21,730ft), Changtse (7,550m/24,772ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,941ft) and Nuptse (7,861m/25,792ft). Plus Cho Oyo (8,201m/26,907ft) in the west and Ama Dablam to the south: amidst countless other peaks that crowd the horizon in all directions. walk back to Gorak Shep for breakfast; then retrace your steps to Lobuche. Return to the snout of the Khumbu glacier, dropping down the moraine and continuing on to the village of Pheriche for a lower and warmer night. Overnight in Pheriche at Lodge.

  • Day 08: Trek bakc to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft)
    Distance about 15km and 8-9 hrs walking
    After breakfast we descends to Debouche, rises through rhododendron forest to Tengboche. A long descent, leads back to Phunki Thenga before the climb to Sanasa (where the trail forked to Gokyo). The walk along the broader trail to Namche Bazaar is easy. Overnight in Namche Bazaar at Lodge

  • Day 09: Trek back to Lukla (2,642m/8,668ft)
    Distance about 18km and approx 7-8 hrs walking
    we descend down to Lukla from Namce after breakfast. we climb down via comfortable altitudes and the friendly farming villages from Jorsale through to Cheplung and to our final destination Lukla. Overnight in Lukla at Lodge.

  • Day 10: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
    Flight duration: approx 35 min
    After an early breakfast, take the return flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel. Rest of day free.

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