Everest Base Camp Trek cost for Indian trekkers

  • Dec 14, 2023
  • Alpine Ramble Treks

Everest Base Camp Trek comfort program and Cost For Indian Passport Holder 2023-24

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The epic trek to majestic Mount Everest has captivated the minds and hearts of adventurers and explorers worldwide. For a thrilling and unforgettable experience, one may opt for a perfect Everest base camp hike. You can do this trek at a much lower cost than others if you are traveling with an Indian passport or if you are of Indian nationality. 

This excursion short essay aims to explore the content and cost of such an expedition, tailored explicitly for Indian citizens. Embarking on an Everest base camp hike requires careful planning and preparation. The journey typically lasts around two weeks and covers a distance of approximately 130 kilometers from Lukla- base camp and back to Lukla.

During this breathtaking EBC expedition, travelers can witness panoramic views of the Himalayan range, encounter unique flora and fauna, and immerse themselves in the rich Sherpa culture. The cost of an Everest base camp hike for Indian citizens can vary depending on several factors.

On average, the cost for Indian passport holders ranges from INR 90,000 to INR 120,000, including permits, accommodation, meals, and transportation. It is advisable to book through established travel agencies specializing in mountaineering expeditions to ensure safety and a well-organized trip.

The trip's content includes a thorough briefing, accommodation in teahouses or lodges along the trekking route, experienced guides, porters to carry the bulk of the equipment, and three nutritious meals a day. In addition, permits and necessary paperwork will be arranged to ensure a hassle-free journey.

In conclusion, an Everest base camp hike offers a remarkable adventure for Indian citizens seeking to witness the grandeur of the Himalayas. With proper planning and organization, this expedition promises an unparalleled experience. While the cost may vary, it is crucial to allocate a sufficient budget to ensure a safe and comfortable journey.

Outline Itinerary for Everest Base camp trek for Indian hiker 2023-24

Day 1:Arrival at Kathmandu and transferred to the Hotel

Day 2:Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around Kathmandu

Day 3:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (30 minutes) and trek to Phakding (3 hours)

Day 4:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (6 hours)

Day 5:Acclimatization in Namche Bazar

Day 6:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (4 hours)

Day 7:Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4 hours)

Day 8:Acclimatization in Dingboche

Day 9:Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4-5 hours)

Day 10:Trek to Everest Base Camp (5 hours) and return to Gorak Shep (3 hours)

Day 11:Trek to Kala Patthar (2 hours) and trek from Gorak Shep to Pheriche (5 hours)

Day 12:Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (6 hours)

Day 13:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (6 hours)

Day 14:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (30 minutes) and departure

Day 15: Final Departure


Trip inclusion for Indian Hikers 

  • Free International and domestic pick up and drop off ( Airport- Hotel- Airport) by private car/Jeep/ Hiace.
  • Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
  • Alpine Ramble’s experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guides/Sherpas.
  • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
  • 2-night 3-star hotel  accommodation with breakfast (B/B) in Kathmandu 
  • All necessary papers, including Everest National Park permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
  • Trekking equipment, such as the Sleeping bag and down jacket on request (optional)
  • Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek
  • Assistant guide for the group 6 or above
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – to Lukla - Kathmandu, including airport departure tax in both Kathmandu and Lukla airport
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bars, crackers, cookies, etc.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits are served for dessert every evening after dinner.
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt/  route map and a duffel bag (if required)
  • An oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain is very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
  • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance is arranged in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes/VAT, and official Expenses

Trip exclusive for the Indian hikers. 

  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule the schedules of this trekking trip program
  • All kinds of beverages, including alcoholic and nonalcoholic, as well as hot and cold drinks
  • Additional costs are out of management control due to the landscape, weather conditions, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, physical conditions, etc.
  • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airports (Max weight is 15-17 kg per person)
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, hard and soft alcohols, snacks, hot and cold water, Wi-Fi, battery re-charge fee,
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from high-altitude up to 6000 m.
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek
  • Tipping and Gratitude to the guides and staff (Recommended by Nepali culture )
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Inclusive section of this trek


The price status of Everest base camp hike for Indian passport holders

  • If you are 1 (single) person, it would be only 77,000 Indian rupees
  • If you are a group of 2 to 4 persons on the group, then the price would be only 70, 000 Indian rupees   
  • If you are a group of 5-20 persons on the group, then the price would be only 60, 000 Indian rupees   



Trek to Everest, the highest mountain in the world, through the fascinating land of the Himalayas is a fantastic adventure experience of a lifetime for a reason: for multiple days of trekking, we need a solid diet and hygienic foods to keep us strong and energized.

As we trek in the mountains, our body needs a good diet of protein and carbohydrates to maintain our fitness level. The meal on this trek is convenient, but it might be slightly different in size and taste than in city areas.

During the trek, we had a wide selection of food items on the tea houses' menus, which originated and were prepared by the local community. The names of the most common meals in the region are given below.

Standard Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named Gurung bread in the Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey, and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano.

Common Lunch options – different variety of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potato items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings), different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potato items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

At the tea houses, the menu has plenty of non-veg items mentioned. Still, officially, none of the meats are on our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountains, such as in high areas, is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to persuade you to avoid eating meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.

Deseret and Snack options- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruit snicker/Mars bar, popcorn, cake, pastries, etc.

Hot Drink options – Varieties of hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot orange juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.)


Accommodations on the mountain are straightforward in tea hoses. The rooms typically have only 2- 3 single beds, warm blankets, pillows, comfortable matrices, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and lovely views. However, a single private room will be provided during the trek without extra cost for solo female travelers.

During the trek, we will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great mountain views and sceneries.



Choose the best month for your remarkable trekking experience of a lifetime! Nepal has five seasons, like many other countries: Spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter. Among all these seasons, there are mainly two distinct trekking seasons for Everest Base Camp or any region treks in Nepal: autumn and spring.

Spring (Pre-monsoon) – Spring includes Feb, March, April, and May; the weather in this month is mainly stable and dry with a moderate climate. This time of the year is perfect for trekking in the Everest region, as it offers a crystal clear view of the mountains and sceneries daily. The temperature can reach up to 15- 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime, and the temperature at night can drop to - 8/12 degrees Celsius. The spring welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation, making the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.

Autumn (Post monsoon)- Autumn is another great season for trekking on Everest Base Camp; Autumn includes the months of September, October, November, and December. During the autumn, the temperatures should be rated as between 14-20 degrees in the daytime, and nighttime can decrease to -5/10 degrees Celsius, which is great for trekking.



Upon arrival, travelers can get an- On Arrival Visa at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, Nepal. The visa fee for a three-month tourist- visa is 40 USD; it's playable at the airport. Please note that your holding passport should be validated at least six months after arrival. Meanwhile, travelers of Indian and Chinese nationalities are not required to pay this fee since the country declared a free visa for these two countries.



The following lists are the essential trekking gear recommended for trekking in Nepal, and all listed gear can also be bought easily in Kathmandu. Kathmandu has several shops selling the necessary clothes and gear for trekkers.

  • A few pairs of top and lower Thermal
  • A warm and comfortable Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof coat, one pair
  • Warm and thicker Down jacket ( Down jackets are included, and the company can provide them if you do not have your own)
  • A few pairs of Comfortable Fleece or wool trousers
  • Good size of Trekking pants. Take a few pairs
  • A warm pair of woolen gloves as well as waterproof
  • some pair of Warm Hiking socks
  • Trekking Shoes with spare laces
  • A pair of flip-flop
  • few pairs of Underwears and a Swiming costume
  • Hiking trousers and shirts in Cotton and others too
  • A nice sun-blocking hat or scarf
  • A Sunglasses
  • A big and warm Sleeping bag (The company will provide it if you do not have your own)
  • Trekking poles if you think you need it
  • Good size and comfortable day bag above 40 L
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Small lock for the day backpack
  • Reusable water bottles with two letters
  • Take some water purification tablets or electric light
  • A washing towel
  • Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
  • rain cost or Rain poncho
  • Basic personal first aid kit



For Safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers participating in trek and tour programs on the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially in mountain areas, is like security, which you can rely on and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance covering emergency helicopter rescue and medical evacuation expenses. It will be an assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any illness. Having good travel insurance guarantees you peace of mind while you travel with us and provides complete coverage for anything that may go wrong.

The Departure for the Everest Base CampTrek 2023/24

The departure for this trek is available throughout the year.  However, if you are doing this trek, our best suggested or recommended of the year is in the spring and autumn seasons, involving the months of March, April, and May and September, October, and November. Here is the link to choose your date for your trip with us now by filling out this booking form to secure your trip of a lifetime! 

We have a departure date for a private tour at any time of the year. However, if you are looking for a group tour, you may check the availability date by emailing us at [email protected] or WhatsApp at +977 9851175531. 

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