Everest Three Passes Trek Cost

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The package we offer for the Everest Three Passes Trek costs US$2300 for an individual. We also offer a discount if you trek in a group, like for a group of 2 to 6 people; the package is priced at US$1800 for each member. For groups of 7 or more, it costs US$1770 per member.

The trek’s most intriguing part is exploring Everest Base Camp ( 5,364 m), Cho La Pass (5,420 m), and Renjo La Pass (5345 m) and Kongma La Pass (5540m). The 21-day journey rewards you with stunning views of snow-capped peaks like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and many more. During the trek, you will also witness the beauty of Gokyo Valley and the mesmerizing Gokyo Lake.

The journey starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, and the trekking starts from Lukla, with Phakding being the first place to stay overnight. Along the trail, you will witness many beautiful village settlements and Monasteries. You will have a rest day in Namche Bazaar and Gokyo to acclimate. The trek is challenging, but it rewards you with spectacular views of the unique landscapes, beautiful valleys, and passes of the Khumbu region.

We provide a 21-day itinerary plan for the Everest Three Passes Trekking, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable journey. The cost of the package depends heavily on the number of days you plan to spend on the journey, the itinerary of the trek, and the kind of services you want. Certain costs are included in the package, and certain costs aren’t. Breaking down the cost inclusion and exclusion helps you understand the details of the costs covered under each category in the package.

Everest Base Camp Three Passes Cost Includes

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Accommodation during the Trek

Accommodation is essential in any journey to ensure proper rest and have a comfortable journey. The package fully covers the cost of your accommodation. In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel, which costs about US$48 per night. However, tea houses or lodges are the most common accommodation available during the trek. You will have a cozy room in the teahouses with a bed, mattress, comfortable pillow, and warm blanket. The facilities will be pretty basic as you go up to the higher zones. The accommodation cost in the teahouses and lodges during the trek is around US$15 to US$20 per night.

Meals

Maintaining a balanced diet is important during trekking to keep energy levels high. Everest Three Passes Trek covers the full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner). The food options will also depend upon the place. As it is a popular trekking destination, various food options are available, especially in a tourist hub like Namche Bazaar.

The traditional local food in teahouses along the trail is nutritious and fulfilling. The hosts always prepare a hearty and warm meal for the trekkers, which helps them recharge and prepare for the remaining journey. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils, Veggies, and Pickles) is the most common dish served in teahouses and lodges. Likewise, some places serve dishes like eggs, noodles, and thukpa. The cost of meals, in general, is about US$10 to US$15.

Trekking gears

Most of the time, trekkers either rent or buy trekking gear and equipment. However, if necessary, we can provide you with some trekking gear like sleeping bags, down jackets, and duffle bags, which you can return after completing the trek. However, other important gear and types of equipment are also required while trekking, so it is advisable to check the list of essentials and pack accordingly.

Cost of Trekking gear (on Rent): US$2 to US$5

Cost of Trekking gear (Purchase): US$150 to US$200

Guides

The guides, who are familiar with the terrains and weather patterns and are experts in navigation, will accompany you throughout the trekking to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. They arrange full logistic support and give insights to the trekkers, explaining the region’s local culture and customs. Our professional and licensed guides will look after you throughout the journey. The costs for the guides are covered in the package. The cost ranges from around US$20 to US$25 per day. It covers their salary, insurance, accommodation, and food costs.

First Aid and Emergency

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While going on a long journey, especially in high-altitude zones, there is always a risk of getting injured or suffering from altitude sickness. The package covers the cost of a first Aid box and Oximeter. An oximeter is essential during trekking to monitor the oxygen levels so that early signs of altitude sickness can be detected, which helps travelers take the necessary measures to minimize the risk. Our Everest Three Passes Package covers the cost of a first aid kit and oximeter, which is around US$30 to US$40.

Unforeseen circumstances or serious medical issues may require immediate action, such as helicopter evacuation. So, it is crucial to have travel insurance to cover these expenses.

Transportation Cost

Our package covers all the transportation costs during your journey. As you land at the airport, we will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in a private vehicle. The airport pick-up and transfer to the hotel cost around US$14 to US$20.

To trek the Everest Three Passes, you will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and return to Kathmandu from Lulka by flight. We will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. During the scenic flight, you will witness beautiful hills, lush forests, rivers, and mountains mesmerizing you with its grandeur. The package also covers the two-way flight fares, including the airport tax. The two-way flight cost, including the ground transportation charges of pickup and drop off to the hotel, is around US$500 to US$550.

Similarly, after arriving in Kathmandu, you will also be sightseeing around the beautiful places in a private vehicle, which costs around US$10 to US$20. There are many culturally significant historical places in the Kathmandu Valleys that showcase the region’s cultural richness. So, sightseeing in Kathmandu is one of the key highlights of the journey.

On the 21st day, the last day of your trip, we will pick you up from the hotel and drop you off at the Airport, which costs around US$14 to US$20. The total transportation cost typically ranges around $600.

Entry Costs During Trek

While trekking in Everest Three Passes, you will also need a permit to enter the Sagarmatha National Park and Khumbu Pasang Lamhu Rural Municipality.

The Sagarmatha National Park Permit costs around US$22.54 (NPR 3000), and the Khumbu Pasang Lamhu Rural Municipality entry permit costs around US$15.3 (NPR 2000). The entry costs of the permits are included in the package. These are essential permits that must be obtained to enter the Everest Region. The revenue collected is used for the protection of the park, preservation of the flora and fauna of the region, construction of the basic infrastructure, promotion of sustainable tourism, regulation of tourism, etc.

The Khumbu Pasang Lamhu Rural Municipality is renowned for its breathtaking scenery. The local government issues permits to help generate tourism income in the region. The revenue is used to preserve the natural heritage and develop infrastructure.

Note: The Everest Three Passes Trek package covers VAT, government taxes, and service charges.

Everest Base Camp Three Passes Cost Excludes

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Entry Visa Fee

The package doesn’t cover your international flight fare and visa fee. The travel agency will cover your accommodation and ground and air transportation after you arrive here. However, you must cover the international ticket fares and visa fees yourself.

You can obtain a visa on arrival by filling out the form at the Tribhuvan International Airport. After you pay the visa fees and receive receipts, you can submit them to the immigration desk to get your visa issued.

The cost of a visa depends upon the number of days you plan to stay.

15 days Visa Fee: US$30

30 days Visa Fee: US$50

90 days Visa Fee: US$125

Porters

Porters play a huge role while trekking. They assist the trekkers, help them carry heavy loads, and provide them with valuable insights about the trails. There is a certain weight limit that the trekkers can carry themselves. Carrying heavy luggage is physically draining, especially in the higher altitudes. Usually, a single porter is assigned for every two people.

Himalayas on Foot does not cover the cost of porters in this package. However, they can be hired at an additional cost. We can provide insight into how many porters are needed to assist you during the Everest Three Passes Trek. You can decide on the number of porters you want to hire. The porters are helpful and experts in navigating challenging terrains and will help you a lot during the journey. The cost of hiring the porters can range from US$20 to US$30 per day.

Personal Expenses

Personal expenditures include what trekkers spend on their needs and requirements during trekking. These expenses include snacks, beverages, or any food supplies that trekkers buy on their own as per their wishes. Our package does not include personal expenses. You may also stop at many points to rest and have tea or coffee, which adds to your expenses. Many essentials are required during the trek, which you have to buy or rent on your own.

Similarly, personal hygiene items such as tissues, wet wipes, lip balms, sunscreens, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soaps are essential, and you must also pack them, which also adds to your expenses.

The cost mainly depends upon your personal choice and preferences. Similarly, in the high-altitude zones, the facilities in the teahouses and lodges may be basic, and you may have to pay to get extra facilities like Wi-Fi, hot showers, etc. The general personal expenses for this trek can range from around US$250 to US$300.

As mentioned earlier, we will provide you with important trekking gear like a sleeping bag, down jackets, and a duffle bag, which you may return after the trek. Besides that, some important equipment is required for trekking, such as trekking Poles, headlamps, flashlights, and rain gear. The cost of the equipment is dependent upon its quality. Renting the gear is the most efficient way of reducing the cost. However, it depends upon you whether you want to buy or rent. You can find trekking gear and equipment in many stores around Thamel. You can rent the trekking gear for US$2 to US$5 daily. If you wish to buy trekking gear, it costs around US$150 to US$200 in the local shops. However, if you decide to buy branded trekking gear, it will cost around US$600.

Meals (During Kathmandu)

sight seeing in kathmanu

The package doesn’t cover the costs of meals during your stay in Kathmandu. As per the itinerary of the package, you will stay in Kathmandu for three nights: the first day will be on your arrival, the second day will be when you complete the trekking from Lukla, and on the third day, you will be sightseeing around the beautiful places of the valley. The Everest Three Passes Trek Package covers breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek in the Everest region. However, it’s up to you to cover the expenses for your meals during your stay in the capital city.

There are a variety of food options available in Kathmandu. The cost of food depends upon the type of food you order and the restaurant you choose. Many eateries in Kathmandu valleys serve warm and fulfilling meals for US$5 to US$ 6. Similarly, you can also have traditional snacks in the local shop, which costs around US$3 to US$5. It is highly recommended to try the local foods served in small eateries, as they serve the most authentic and delicious food. There are also restaurants providing fine dining experiences. So, if you prefer luxurious and personalized service, you can choose any restaurant that specializes in providing the service.

On your last night in Kathmandu, we will treat you to a delicious dinner expressing our gratitude where we can celebrate the achievement of completion of the trek. During the farewell dinner, we will talk about your experiences during the tour and receive your valuable feedback to work even better in the future.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is vital when traveling in Nepal. There are many possible risks associated with trekking. You will be traversing challenging terrains and rugged paths, so there is always a possibility of facing unforeseen events or getting into accidents. Some accidents may be serious, requiring medical help.

Similarly, there is also a chance of falling ill during trekking. While traveling in the high altitude zone, some trekkers may experience symptoms of altitude sickness. As the weather in the high altitude zones is unpredictable, any unexpected events may occur, causing the trip to get delayed or canceled.

Different travel insurance options are available, so it is important to know the policy coverage details. Choosing an insurance policy that covers your medical needs and emergency evacuation expenses is highly recommended. The cost depends upon the length of your stay and your chosen policy. It also depends on the elevation of the trek. If you choose basic insurance with coverage up to an elevation of 3000 meters, the cost ranges from US$30 to US$50. Similarly, the trek up to the elevation of 6000 meters can cost up to US$100 to US$ 150. Likewise, buying an insurance plan for helicopter evacuation can cost around US$3000 TO US$6000.

Tips for the Guides and Porters

Tips for guides and porters are not mandatory, but some trekkers tip them to appreciate the excellent guidance and support they receive during trekking. The tip is an additional source of income for the guides and porters. It helps them have better experiences and motivates them to provide a great service to the trekkers.

The contribution of the guides and porters is huge for concluding the trekking safely. The guides work diligently throughout the journey, assisting the trekkers, caring for their needs and requirements, and giving insights about crossing the challenging trails. The porters carry heavy bags on their backs and work extremely hard to help trekkers enjoy the journey without worrying about the heavy load they need to carry throughout the journey.

Generally, the standard practice is a tip of 15% of the total cost. However, you may tip the amount as you wish.

How to maintain a Budget-friendly Trek

Gokyo Lake

Proper research and planning can reduce your overall cost and maintain a budget-friendly trek. Here are some tips for minimizing your trekking expenses.

  • Carry a reusable water bottle and fill it at the stopover restaurants.
  • Rent the trekking gear and equipment.
  • If you are buying something, research and compare the prices of the different stores.
  • Make sure to exchange your money.
  • Carry essential high-energy snacks from the city areas as they may get expensive in high-altitude zones.
  • Book the trek in advance to secure the package.
  • Try trekking in a group, as there are discounts available in the group package.

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