TIMS and Permit Cost For Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Updated on Aug 18, 2021
  • Govinda Gurung

Did you like to express your adventure in Everest Base Camp Trek? EBC Trek is an interesting route to get an exciting lifetime experience and hike to the foot of the world's highest peak Mount Everest. 

It's located in the northern northeastern part of Himalayan Nepal and the magical Khumbu valley, where each season thousands of trekkers come to visit this trek. As well, we will like to explain some information about Everest Base Camp Trek TIMS and Permit Cost. In fact, TIMS and Permit are most important for Everest region Treks, without TIMS and Permit you can't enter the Sagarmatha National Park.

Every traveler needs Permit and Trekkers’  Information  Management Card (TIMS) to explore delightful Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest is conserved under Sagarmatha National Park and the Government of Nepal has ensured to have a permit before trailing in that region. 

Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking is the high altitude mountain land in the world and discovers the wide range of flora and fauna, unique Sherpa culture, ancient monastery and Gumpa, amazing landscapes, massive Khumbu Icefalls and glacier lakes, and up-close views of Mount Everest ranges.

Base Camp of world highest mountain Mount Everest trail offers wonderful viewpoint Kala Patthar 5,455m and you get to see nearest 360 degrees Himalayan peaks and golden sunrise view over the Mount Everest. Get more information about Everest Base Camp Trek Permit and TIMS cost.

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Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Visit around UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • Amazing mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport.
  • Enjoy with unique culture, traditional, warm hospitably, and local lifestyle of Sherpa and Tibetan community.
  • Visit the thousand years old Tengboche monasteries.
  • Walk along the Khumbu Icefalls and Glacier zone.
  • Beautiful villages of Phakding, Namche Bazaar, and Dingboche.
  • Explore the delightful base camp of the world's highest peak Mount Everest.
  • Mesmerizing Everest ranges viewpoint Kala Patthar 5,455m.
  • The world's highest peaks are Mount Everest, Mt. Lhotse(8,516m), Cho Oyu(8,201m), and Mt.Makalu (8,463m).

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,300m/4,265ft
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu to flight Lukla 2,845m/9,333ft & trek to Phakding 2,610m/8,562ft, 3-4 hrs
Day 04: Phakding to trek Namche Bazaar 3,440m/11,285ft, 6-7 hrs
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar 3,440m/11,285ft
Day 06: Namche to trek Tengboche 3,870m/12,696ft, 6-7 hrs
Day 07: Tengboche to trek Dengboche 4,410m/14,467ft, 6-7 hrs
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche 4,410m/14,467ft
Day 09: Dingboche to trek Lobuche 4,910m/16,108ft, 5-6 hrs
Day 10: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp 5,364m/17,594ft via Gorak Shep 5,170m, 6-7 hours
Day 11: Gorakshep to hike Kalapatthar 5,550m/18,207ft & back to Pheriche 4,230m/13,877ft, 6-7 hrs
Day 12: Pheriche to trek Namche Bazaar 3,440m/11,285ft, 7-8 hrs
Day 13: Namche Bazaar to trek Lukla 2,845m/9,333ft, 8-9 hrs
Day 14: Lukla to flight Kathmandu 1,300m/4265ft, 30 mins
Day 15: Final departure

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Everest Base Camp Trek Permit Cost

Trekking to the Everest region you need two permits for each trekker, as well as include to explore Everest High Passes Trek, Gokyo Lake, and Everest Base Camp via Kala Patthar. If you join with Trekking company then the agent manages all of your necessary TIMS and Permits for Everest Treks or next option you can easily get them on the trails itself.

1. Sagarmatha National Park Permit

Foreign Nationals: USD 30 or NPR 3,000 per person per entry + 13% VAT
SAARC Nationals: USD 15 or NPR 1,500 per person per entry + 13% VAT
Nepali: USD 10 or NPR 100 per person per entry + 13% VAT Children below 10 years: Free

2. Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit

This Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit is a new permit, it was opening on the 1st of October 2018, the Local government of Khumbu directly collect USA 20 or NPR 2000 (less than four weeks) and USA 25 or NPR 2,500 (more than four weeks each foreigner. Note in your mind, you don't found this Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit in Kathmandu valley, if you trek from Lukla you can obtain this is Lukla, or from Jiri or Salleri this can be obtained in Monjo village.

Jiri/Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek Permit Cost

If you are planning to trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp with Kala Patthar you need to get an additional permit to enter the Gaurishankar Conservation Area, this additional permit will be USD 30 or NPR 3000 per person. As you can get this additional permit at Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.////

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TIMS Card Cost for Everest Base Camp Trekking

Trekkers Information  Management Card (TIMS) is also necessary for Everest Base Camp Trekking. This TIMS could obtain in Nepal Tourism Board, or if you join with a local agent then the agent will manage every necessary paper for you. The next option, you can get a TIMS card in Lukla.

TIMS Card for Independent Trekker

  •    Color- Green
  •     Cost- Rs 2000 Per Person
  •     Photos – 2
  •     Collected by- Self

TIMS Card for Organized Trekker

  •     Color- Blue
  •     Cost- Rs 1000 Per Person
  •     Photos – 1
  •     Collected by – Local Trekking Agency

Everest Region Trekking Permit for Children

The Everest Base Camp Trek permit is dependent on the age of the children, like under 10 years children do not need to buy Permit, and over than 10 years trekkers need permit and TIMS as well as TIMS and Permit Cost also are same. Everest Treks are a difficult and adventure route in Nepal, therefore your children have to be physically and mentally able to handle the trek.

Required documents for trekking permits

Don't forget to carry your passport and passport size photos during the Everest Base Camp Trekking because before entering the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality and Sagarmatha National Park you should give your passport details. For  Gaurishankar Conservation Area Project Entry Permit you have needed 2 photos and fill up a short form to obtain the permit. 

More Useful Information

Everest Base Camp Trek Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join an adventurous trip in the Himalayas. It is for your safety. The travel insurance must cover things like illness, medical emergencies, accidents, death, trip cancellation, and loss of personal baggage & items. All costs for Emergency Evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay all the costs on your behalf. Make sure that your travel insurance covers activities in the Himalayas if you are participating in them.

*Note: Foreigners are not allowed to purchase an insurance policy in Nepal. So make sure to purchase good travel insurance in your country, and it is your responsibility to check whether your insurance policy is adequate or not.

Everest Base Camp Trek Accommodation

Everest Base Camp Trek accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. At the Everest Base Camp Trek, all accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage a room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. A single room is available in Kathmandu and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible for higher elevations.

Everest Base Camp Trek Meals

Kathmandu has included only breakfast. During the Everest Base Camp Trek, all meals will be provided. In the Everest region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Through the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. 

Lukla Flight

Notices: (Weather in the Himalayan region which may change any at times. (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) flight a few hours may be late or one, two, or more days may be canceled for bad weather reasons. This kind of condition we have to waits a long time for Lukla flight. This can happen either at the start or end of the trek. This kind of problem we also organize helicopter rescue, the helicopter charge will around USD 3400 where includes 4-5 people per flight. We suggest you; if possible (1-2) extra days manage for this trekking).

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