Everest Base Camp Trek Blog

Everest Base Camp Trek Blog

Organized Everest Base Camp Trek

Doing an organized trek is the safest and the easiest way to do the Everest Base Camp Trek. Though the
trial is easy and all of the trekkers pass through same checkpoints, it is always a good idea to have some
expertise and support behind your backs. At the same time, we totally adore independent travel lovers
because finding your own way is one of the best feelings in life. Still, if organized trekking is your thing,
Exciting Himalaya is always there to serve your purpose. The entirety of the trek will cost you 1000$.
What’s Included
– English speaking guides and porters
-Internal Flights
-All transport needs

Independent Everest Base Camp Trek

An amount of 35$ altogether can be your daily share of pocket money to smoothly glide through the trial
and enjoy the top of the world. The most popular way of doing the trek is to take a flight until Lukla and
then start the trek from there to be back at Lukla again by the 12th day. This might be a bit expensive
option for budget travelers as they can reach Lukla overland way cheaper compared to a flight.

Food on Everest Base Camp Trek

An average of 8$ is required for a single meal in most of the places throughout the trek. It is quite
surprising though, high up in the Himalayas, to find food options that would rival a posh city restaurant.
Tea houses warmly welcome all the visitors and tend to their needs. The prices seem to be directly
proportional to the altitude, the higher the altitude, the more the price. Some common breakfast options
available are porridge, french toasts, eggs, toast with honey/jam, pancakes, chapati, etc.
As an alternative, you can transform your palate entirely by trying some special dishes that you are bound
to love since they are super organic and healthy and will charge you with enough energy to actually
embrace the trek. The most popular ones are mentioned below.
Tibetian Bread: It is basically an oily flatbread with mouth-watering fillings.
Sherpa Stew (Syakpa): This is a traditional Sherpa broth dish that encompasses all the proper nutrients
needed for a balance in the body like handmade noodles, meat, potato, radish, carrot, spinach, onion and
many other ingredients.
Momos: Though momos are garnering fame worldwide these days, the true taste of hot momos is only
felt in the Himalayas. Also, you will have a few options to select from including cheese momos, veg
momos, potato momos and so on.
Pizza: They do not have a franchise of Domino’s up there but then, if your pizza hunger pang is on, you
won’t be disappointed.
Springrolls: Juicy spring rolls to sedate your taste buds and fulfill your cravings.

Water during the EBC Trek

As the theory goes, price is directly proportional to the altitude. A liter of water at 1$ at the start of the trek
can reach up to 4$ per liter at the final stages of the ascend. Chlorine pills, Lifestraws and other water
purifying options can be utilized to save a good sum of water money.

Tea Houses on the EBC Trek

Accommodation is super cheap in the tea-houses en route to EBC. It will cost you a single dollar to 2$ in
low seasons while that price might augment to a range of about 2$ to 5$ in busy seasons. As a matter of
fact, if you eat 2 or more meals in the tea-house itself, they will let you accommodate you for free.
However, Lobuche stands out in terms of price from all other places since every tea-house there charges
you a standard price of 7$ to 8$. Also, it is not a very good idea to carry all of your food back from the
capital and not eat from the tea-houses as they make their profit from the food you order. Also, be sure to
pack your sleeping bags since the houses do not have heaters and nights can get a super chill. Blankets will
be provided. Due to power limitations, charging slots are not available in rooms. So, to charge any
equipment, you will need to pay on an hourly basis. Some villages offer luxurious hotels and can cost you
on a range of 10$ to 20$.
Miscellaneous items
Showering while on the trek
Since the temperature is super low, it is better to carry a ton of wet wipes and use them for dry shower
rather than using water to avoid sickness. Alternatively, hot showers are available and will cost you 4$ to
As mentioned before, you will need to charge your gadgets and equipment in a communal area and that
will cost you as well. A dollar for an hour of electricity usage.
Accessing ATM’s
Only two places throughout the trek, you will be able to get hands-on your cash via ATM. Lukla and
Namche Bazaar.