Base cost for Expedition (Minimum 8, Maximum 12 Member Team)
- Transportations to and from airport.
- Services of ½ yak or porter per member round trip.
- Service of 1 cook
- Service of 1 kitchen boy
- Service of 2 Climbing Sherpa
- Wages for cook, kitchen boy and Sherpas
- Insurance for cook, kitchen boy and Sherpas
- All food and fuel from Dingboche to Gokyo.
- Kitchen equipment.
- Sleeping tents.
- Conservation fee
Sub-Total= $1050 PER PERSON
Additional Group (pooled) Costs
- Special High Altitude tucker (High calorie) Gp $250
- Facilitation services Gp $1,150
- Peak permits Gp $ 1,600
- Additional Group Equipment (ropes, snow stakes, ice screws etc) Gp $600
Sub-Total= $3,600 to be divided between group members
Total Cost per member $1,500 (for 8-member group)
For Eight Members -> $12,000 GROUP (NEED TO BE DIVIDED BY NUMBER OF
EXPEDITION MEMBERS TO GIVE A PER-PERSON SHARE)
NOTE: Expedition Also Welcomes Member Who Wants To Come Just For a
Walk on Cost of $1050
Your cost includes:
-All internal land transport by private bus.
-Two-person mountaineering tents
-Group camping and climbing equipment eg ropes, anchors and slings etc.
-Climbing equipment package of harness, crampons and ice axe.
(if you don't have your own)
-All meals from second day in Dingboche to Gokyo. (12 days total)
-All park entrance fees, trekking permits if applicable and peak fees
-Emergency medical kit.
Your cost does not include:
-Flight to and from Lukla (from Kathmandu)( Approx. US$ 200)
-Aerated and alcoholic drinks on trek.
-Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
-Airport and departure taxes.
A deposit of AU$200 is payable to secure a place on the expedition
by September 25th.
Balance will be collected upon arrival in Kathmandu.
This is a comparison of my expected and actual costs for the 2005 trip.
[all in Australian dollars unless noted, assuming A$0.75=US$1 Also A$1=50NR]
Budget Actual (more or less)
as above 1050 1050
as above 3600 /8 -> 450 450
(assuming 8 of us climb)
Kathmandu costs: 4nights@~A$25-30/day -> 120 32/day**
Teahouse trekking: ~11nights@A$10-20/day -> 165 6/day below Lukla**
Days 3-8 & 20-24 (pay as we go NR8300) 28/day above Lukla**
Return flight Kat<->Lukla 270 300
Airport departure taxes 37 33 (1695NR for Kat. International only)
Kat*2 + Lukla(?)
Tips (porters+climbing sherpas)$3/trek day ~66 58
Nepalese Visa 42 42 ($US30)
+2 passport photos
Travel insurance ~500 256 (climbing insurance only, IHI 5 weeks)
includes climbing insurance*
Air fare (Sydney-Kat) 1700 2000 incl taxes
Vaccinations ~200 80 (after rebates)
Drugs (antibiotics/altitude/etc) ~50 0
new gear, guide books, maps, souvenirs, drinks, entertainment, etc) 0-few*100
excess baggage to Lukla & from Australia (both unlikely to be charged) 0-few*100
Notes: *-normal travel insurance is ~$150-200 but does not cover climbing.
-Climbing insurance is available from IHI (see the Links page) or
the American Alpine Club. IHI is the best option.
**-Daily costs include Food & Accomodation plus other essentials
(taxis, laaundry, etc)
Budget an extra ($150 for frugal me) for books, gifts and so on...
Last modified: Tue Jun 22 15:59:11 EST 2004