About 13 Days Everest Base Camp Budget Trek
Trekking to the base camp of Mount Everest doesn't always have to be unnecessarily costly. The base camp trek is one of Nepal's most popular treks and one of the world's highest altitude trekking routes. Our 13 days Everest Base Camp Budget Trek is specifically intended for those who wish to get the most out of their trip to the base camp on a budget.
The idea of a budget EBC trek delivers you with the same level of hospitality and enjoyment while meeting the friendliest people in the Khumbu region. It's time to gather your belongings and bear the gamble you've always desired!
The world's tallest peak, Mt. Everest (8848 m), gets closer than you could ever think with our budget Everest trek. You also get to explore the Sherpa homeland in Namche Bazaar, Pangboche, and Dingboche with cultural dwellings and tea houses. The trail leads to Tengboche, famous for its old monastery, through a bank of the Dudh Koshi valley high above the gorge. Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks can be seen from this vantage point. As we progress through the provinces, the mountain gets extremely near to your head. You can also see many colours of Rhododendron flowers and enjoy your moment in nature.
There are wild animals such as the Himalayan tahr, black bear, and snow leopard. Some legends state that this region is also home to Yeti! Who knows if you'll ever run into this mythical creature? The series of uphill and downhill, suspension and wooden bridges, waterfalls, the rhododendron forest with its diverse plants and animals, stone-paved path, pine trail, yak meadow and herd, Sherpa and their culture, monasteries, mane and Chorten, high passes, and the scenic beauty from a high altitude all entice visitors to the trekking trail.
The gorgeous sunsets of the white Himalayas and chaotic, rocky, and snow-covered landscapes from numerous trekking locations are nothing short of spectacular! You get to immerse in the subtropical highland atmosphere, snow-capped mountains, and lush green meadows. With their varied topography, terrains, and continually varying temperatures, the valleys are nothing short of breathtaking!
Hiking for hours a day up steep hills, passing through the enticing and glossy rhododendron woodland, and taking in the heart-stopping views of mountain peaks! You can enjoy a 360-degree vision of the Himalayan ranges that surround them, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, and Mt. Ama Dablam among other peaks.
Then some come from diverse cultural backgrounds and are humble. The Sherpa people calm you down with their kindness and generosity. We walk across thrilling bridges, moraines, stupas wrapped in colourful prayer flags, and the wonderful air of Sherpa communities while enjoying the blanket of mountains enclosing the mysterious valley. This is Everest like you've never seen it before!
The budget trek to EBC follows the same routes as the classic EBC route. The only difference is that it is inexpensive and accessible. This package includes magnificent Everest Region destinations such as Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Namche Bazaar (the largest Sherpa village), Tengboche monastery, breathtaking mountain views and scenery, and many more.
Tour local Sherpa villages, visit a cheese factory, and sample the famous Tibetan butter milk tea while taking in views of the Himalayas! The budget trek holds the best viewpoints as well! The EBC budget trek includes this magnificent place on its itinerary. Thus, trekkers get a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse of the sunrise from Kala Patthar’s viewpoint, which includes 360-degree vistas of the surrounding mountains.
Join your Everest Base Camp budget Trek with Outfitter Nepal! With Outfitter Nepal's budget itinerary, you receive the best bargain ever. Our 13 days Everest Base Camp Budget Trek has been carefully orchestrated to offer the perfect balance of pleasure and cost-effectiveness. Finally, with over two decades of experience in Nepali trekking, we've dedicated our hearts and minds to put together the best possible package! We guarantee a scheduled departure! Choose your dates here, or contact us to tailor a package to your specific requirements. Anything will suffice as long as you are satisfied! Your arrival is eagerly anticipated.
Note: Our 13 days budget trek to the Everest base camp operates on a tight schedule. However, if you want to join us as a solo trekker or as a private group, we do have some room to customize your schedule. We can also extend your acclimatization and leisure days. The cost, on the other hand, varies proportionally. We made every effort to keep the itinerary as low-cost as possible, thus there are no porters! You can, however, hire a porter for US$ 20 per day plus tips!
Experience the Thrilling Flight to Lukla
If you're looking for a tremendous adrenaline rush, this is the experience for you! Only a few people have the opportunity or, to put it another way, the courage to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. The Lukla airport is regarded as one of the most dangerous in the world. To put things in perspective, during peak season, roughly 20 or 30 planes land in Lukla each day, and nearly all of the 30,000 trekkers who visit the area each year pass through Lukla.
Statistically, it is riskier than a typical commercial airport, yet it is still relatively safe. Airlines have tightened their rules for acceptable flight conditions and placed restrictions on the number of planes that can fly the route. Despite improvements in passenger safety, the journey to Lukla can still be nerve-wracking! The rush of adrenaline is well worth the effort!
Witness the Unique Cultural Sherpa Heritage
Sherpas are unquestionably the most well-known ethnic group on the planet. Sherpas transporting clients to the summit of Mount Everest, one of the world's most dangerous locations, have made headlines. Until the introduction of adventure trekking, the Everest region was incredibly secluded.
Like any mountain tribe, the Sherpas had refined their adaptation to the hard, bleak terrain. They were farmers who made a living from the trade of the Himalayan passes. Buddhism had a significant impact on their lives, as evidenced by the numerous gompas and chortens. During your budget Everest Trek, you can discover more about Sherpa culture!
Make a Journey to the UNESCO Enlisted Sagarmatha National Park
The park is home to several endangered animals such as the snow leopard and the red panda. It is a remarkable environment with stunning mountains, glaciers, deep valleys, and seven peaks over 7,000 meters other than Mount Everest. SNP, a well-known alpine tourism destination, was established in 1976 and, with over 2,500 Sherpa residents, has integrated nature and culture from its foundation.
The Great Himalayan Range, with its endlessly spectacular snow-capped peaks, the chain of mountains that includes the world's highest peak, Mt. Sagarmatha (Everest), and extensive Sherpa villages that reflect SNP's openness to the rest of the world. UNESCO designated the park as a world heritage site in 1979, recognizing the area’s meticulously protected natural heritage and the stunning majesty of the high, geologically young mountains and glaciers.
Over 6000 Sherpas live in over 20 settlements on the property, which has been home to the Sherpa for over four centuries continuing their ancient cultural and religious practices, such as animal hunting and slaughter restrictions and reverence for all living beings.
Sunrise and New Faces of Mount Everest at Kala Patthar
Kala Patthar is an excellent vantage point to glimpse the face of Mount Everest which is not visible from the base camp itself! A short hike from Gorakshep leads to Kala Patthar, a mountain ridge, which you can visit before reaching Everest Base Camp.
The panoramic view of Everest alongside Ama Dablam is one of the most gorgeous in the world! Likewise, the sunrise view of the Everest peaks when the light rays reach the summit is breathtaking! Hence, Kala Patthar is widely regarded as the best Everest watching spot.
The City-like Bustle at Namche Bazaar
Namche is a historic trading town known for its handcrafted yak cheese and butter. It is located on the slope of an arch-shaped mountain with spectacular views of gigantic Himalayan peaks from all points in the valley. Namche Bazaar has maintained its historical culture, traditions, and genuine hospitality despite its expansion.
The Namche Bazaar is a bustling mix of stores, restaurants, motels, ATMs, and bakeries. The Namche bazaar's short alley, which is shared by yaks, monks, Sherpa traders, and locals, offers a fresh option around every bend, from bakeries to temples to museums.
The Ultimate Journey to the Everest Base Camp
The journey's main goal is to reach Everest Base Camp. The colorful tents and stories of adventure and passion shared by mountaineers attempting to reach the summit of the world liven up the base camp.
Why would you turn around and depart in a matter of hours after hiking for days to reach Everest Base Camp? Spending time at Everest Base Camp will give you a taste of what it's like to be on an Everest Expedition. The time spent in Everest base camp is without a doubt the most inspiring part of the journey!
Because there are no teahouses at the base camp, you must stay in Gorakshep as a diversion on your way to the base camp.