/ Trekking Budget Nepal
I'm trying to work out a rough budget for trekking in the Everest Region in December. We're walking in from Jiri and going up to the Gokyo Lakes.
I've searched previous posts but I've heard costs have increased a lot and can't find any information from the last year or two.
Is £20 per person per day a reasonable estimation for accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner?
We wouldn't be having beer / coke / apple pie(!) every night and will be purifying our own water.
I appreciate the costs will be vastly different depending on the altitude but just trying to work out how much cash to take!
Hi we did the Everest Base camp trek last december.
I kept a budget book,,
We spent 66,759 Nepalese Rupees on costs for 2 people.wich is 476GBP
this included flights to and from Lukla, down jackets and mitts,
lots of snacks ie trekking bars and nuts and stuff and a load of other stuff before we left Kathmandu
And on the trek itself in 18 days for 2 people all in from the moment we left the ground in Kathmandu untill the minute we got back we spent
at that time it was 140 to the pound so it worked out at 450 pounds so thats roughly 25 per day for 2 people.
So all in for 2 people 926GBP not including getting to and from Nepal from the UK.
to keep cost down to a minimum we purified our own water took lots of snacks as higher up a mars bar cost 400 rupees,
Eat Dahl Bhat every night as its the only dish they will give you seconds and even thirds and on one occasion 4ths.
we went in december as it is very quiet and we could negotiate free accomodation as long as we ate breakfast and dinner there,
In the begining we were very strict ie no beer or mars bars and stuff but higher up with the altitude you just want to pile in the calories and you will crack ha ha
we also took all the cash with us from Kathmandu, as it cost a fortune to get money out in Namche Bazaar.
Also take compeeds from the UK as they are like gold dust and very expensive in Kathmandu.
Hope that helps
we did the Cho La Pass in winter time so if your thinking of heading over and want any advice let me know.
Thanks for the info - really useful!
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