Trekking In Nepal Budget and costs


Especially trekking around the world anywhere is expensive outdoor activities. But Nepal is a cheap place to trek and spend time if you will do the initial good plan.

Costs for Nepal trekking:

Gear for the trekking, accommodation transportation from city to city and from city to trekking start point and from the trek ending point to city, guide and porter arrangements, food for the trekking permits are the main costs for Nepal trekking.

Accommodation and foods in Nepal Trek:

The main expenses for the trekking are food and accommodation. When you stay in the lodges or teahouses of the mountain better you eat your dinner and breakfast there where you stay. The price of the room is normally very low because the lodge’s owners make some benefit from food. Please do not try to eat outside food and drinks if you trekking in the Nepal mountains.

Normally the price of the rooms starts from US$ 3 to US$ 5 per night. But some places have toilets and shower inside a room at US$ 5 to US$ 10 also. Normally those rooms are shared by two persons. So if you have a trekking partner you can save your money.

Food prices will be less in lower elevations and the places where transportation available. Mules, Yaks, porters, a helicopter carrying the food at a higher elevation so it will be a bit expensive. Eating Dal Bhat local food is the best way to saving some costs in Nepal trekking.

Because No need to pay extra cost Dal Bhat you can refill more. Chocolate, bars, Beer, Alcoholic drinks, cokes, are a little expensive in trekking because of transportation.

Please do not haggle with the Lodge Owner and do not ask for a discount because of the price managed by the Local tourism Enterprises Committee. Peoples are honest and hard-working. So trying to ask for more discount means disrespectful. Because nobody impressed with cheap tourists in the world.

Trekking gear cost in Nepal Trekking:

In Kathmandu Thamel, there are lots of gear shops you can haggle there. The quality is not so much good. If you really use it for one-time Nepal trekking it's not too big a deal. If you love fancy gear you can buy the Northface store. But it is a bit expensive. Some expensive things like a trekking sleeping bag, a Down jacket, can be rented in Thamel which costs US$ 1 per day.

Do not buy a copy version of the shoes. This is the most important thing for trekking. The water you can buy mineral water or Boiled water or safe drinking water. For saving money you can use Chlorine drips or iodine tablets.

Transportation cost for the trek in Nepal:

In Nepal, some parts of the eastern side of the Kathmandu bus journey are very long about 24 hours. Even a bus ticket is the cheapest option we suggest you take a flight in the morning. Normally morning flights will be a delay but not cancel a lot.

Mostly the local bus is very cheap like Kathmandu to Pokhara US$ 5. It's the cheapest option for traveling but from Thamel, there is not a local bus. You need to go to New Bus Park Gongabu.

From Pokhara Lakeside also No local bus so you need to go to Prithvichock. So we suggest you take the best option is the Tourist Bus or Private car or flight. Tourist bus to Pokhara from Kathmandu can take 7:30 am from Tourist bus park Pokhara or from Sorakhutte Thamel at 7:00 am.

Please take care of yourself on a long journey by local bus. We suggest you book the ticket one day before your travel if you traveling on a long journey.

Domestic flight in Nepal:


Normally from Lukla to Kathmandu and Kathmandu to Lukla the price for a flight ticket US$ 178 per person per one way. The flight is the most convenient way of traveling but a bit expensive. Lukla airplane is small like 12-16 seats maximum.

Tara airlines are a good option to buy a ticket and another option Sita air and Goma or summit air is normal. Nowadays Nepal airlines are not the best option to fly Lukla.

If the weather condition is a bit bad helicopter is the best option It costs around 500 to 600 USD on a sharing basis. Remember that helicopter private is very expensive thousands of dollars for a single trip.

Cost of Guide and porters in Nepal:

Normally the guide salary US$ 30 per day but some travel agencies you can find guides us$ 20 also. Make sure that an experienced guide cannot go at that low price. Their services as not as very good as experienced guides. Their services like Change the flight ticket, Book the room in tea houses,

Change your date of room in City, arrange the porters with responsibility. Hospitality in tea houses, If you feel sick take care of yourself, and consult you will your travel and insurance agents If you feel sick at night and you must go down they must hesitate to go down with you even at night. Because of health wealth.

Consult with the hotel owner and gave you some food and drinks at midnight too, but depends on availability, Normally a porter carries your luggage from one tea house to another tea house.

In case if you traveling in a group one person likes to go continue the trek and one person needs to go back one person can back with a porter and one person can go with a guide. That time guide as a porter and a guide too.

So respect your guide and porters. Tell Sherpa for the porters it’s very polite for them. Normally porters salary US$ 20 per day.

Tips for guide and porters in Nepal trek after the finish trek:

Normally Tips not mandatory but expected in Nepal. Some travel agencies offer to the tourist 10-25% of tour fees must tip for guide and porters. But mission Himalaya Treks offers you if you are happy with our services you can make happy for guide and porters. 

There are no criteria for tips. We suggest your final day of trekking invite your guide and porters to dinner and tipping them there. They seem very happy. And blessed you for the coming future tour and trekking in Nepal.

The cost of trekking in Nepal differs according to the category of hotels and services you take. Thre are as follows.

Kathmandu cost

The choice of hotel will largely determine the amount spent on the basics, location, and the grade of hotels. A double room with common bathroom facilities goes for US$ 4 to 9  and with attached bathroom US$ 10 – 20 and a very clean pleasant one or 2-star room us$20-30. The 3 stars around 30 to 70 US$ and the 4 to 5 star US$ 80 to 300. Food is at a more reasonable price.

If you avoid the most expensive restaurants you can have a meal for US$ 2 to 6. US$ 10 to 12 a day is plenty. Soft drinks less than 1 US$ where the big bottle of beer US$ 4 to 7. For the budget traveler US$ 150 a week for cheap hotels, good food but such as flight, rafting, souvenir, sightseeing by private vehicle, and long tour that will largely impact your budget.  With much less than 150 US$ per week budget traveler, careful budgeting is required.

Trekking Budget:

For good food and accommodation, luxurious trekkers can spend more than US$ 40 per day. While lodging charges under US$5 for a double room common toilet. Some of the attached toilets room charged US$ 6 to 20 by some hotels. Chocolate, beer, coke is not cheap in trekking.

Like in Annapurna the price of coke US$ 4 to 5. So it best to take perhaps US$ 300 for 1 week. The trekking permits for individual trekkers US$ 42.6  for ACAP and TIMS. If you planning to guided trek to hire a guide and porter please feel free to contact Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT Ltd.

in the trekking is so expensive so a better hire guide and porter in Kathmandu is better. Because if you hire staff from trekking company they are insured while those hired independently on the trail are not secure. Some tourists hired porter-guide too.

Their cost around UD$ 15 to 30. Total organized trek with guide porter food and accommodation transportation and insurance will be around US$ 70 to US$ 120 per day.

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