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Cost of climbing Mount Everest in 2023, cost breakup

01:39 PM May 30, 2023 IST | Ground report
cost of climbing mount everest in 2023  cost breakup

The cost of climbing Mount Everest can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including the route you take, the time of year you climb, and the level of support you need. However, the average cost of a guided climb is around $50,000.

Major costs associated with climbing Mount Everest

  • Permits and Fees: The cost of a climbing permit for Mount Everest is $11,000. You will also need to pay for a climbing permit for the Khumbu region, which costs $3,500. You will need to pay for insurance, which can cost between $1,000 and $5,000.
  • Gear and Equipment: You will need to purchase a significant amount of gear and equipment for your climb, including a climbing harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe, sleeping bag, mat, tents, and food. The cost of this equipment can range from $10,000 to $20,000.
  • Sherpa Support: A Sherpa is a Nepali guide who will help you climb the mountain. The cost of Sherpa support can range from $5,000 to $10,000.
  • Logistics: The cost of transportation, food and accommodation in Nepal can add up to $5,000.

How much it costs to climb Mount Everest

In 2023, climbing Everest is still an expensive undertaking. Prices have risen on both the Nepalese and Tibetan sides due to various factors including inflation, labour wage increases, higher wages for IFMGA-certified Sherpas, more Nepalese regulations on minimum wages and insurance, and strong supply and demand dynamics. The cost of climbing Everest depends on several factors, such as the climbing style and the chosen operator.


Permits and feesClimbing permit for Mount Everest, climbing permit for the Khumbu region, insurance
Gear and equipmentClimbing harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tents, food
Sherpa supportNepali guide who will help you climb the mountain
LogisticsTransportation, food, and accommodation in Nepal
Other expensesTips for guides and Sherpas, medical evacuation insurance, personal items

How much does it cost to climb mount Everest for Indian?

Climbing the top of Mount Everest is an expensive endeavor for Indian climbers. It can cost anywhere from ₹25 lakh to ₹50 lakh per person. This high expense makes it difficult for climbers to withdraw from the expedition if they encounter bad weather or other challenges.

ServiceNepal 2022Nepal 2023% ChangeTibet 2019 ($)Tibet 2023 ($)% Change
Nepali Guide Service$44,500$45,000+1.1%$35,000$45,500+22.2%
Foreign Guide Service with Guide$48,750$51,750+4.3%
Foreign Guide Service with Western Guide$67,000$70,000+4.3%$62,500$71,500+12.6%
Mount Everest climbing cost in Indian rupees 2023

Cost to climb Mount Everest Full Breakdown:

The cost breakdown of climbing Everest consists of four main components: travel, permits/insurance, supplies/equipment, and guides. While it is possible to climb Everest independently, it is generally expensive and risky. Most climbers choose to join a team for logistical and safety reasons.


Here is a revised breakdown of the expenses to climb Everest in 2023:


ItemCost Per ClimberNotes
Everest climbing permit$11,000Non-refundable
Application Fee for Permits$400Split between climbers
Nepalese Liaison Officer$500Mandatory government fee to the team
Nepal Tourist Visa$100Estimated cost for a longer stay
Refundable Rubbish Fee$650May be refunded if zero waste is left on the mountain
Personal Climbing Gear$6,000Includes down suit, sleeping bags, boots, crampons, etc.
Airfare to Nepal$2,000Estimated cost, varies depending on location
Kathmandu Hotel$500Estimate for a few nights at the beginning and end of the expedition
Airfare to & from Lukla$350Recommended for avoiding a lengthy trek
Equipment transport: Lukla to Basecamp$600Transported by porters and yaks
Tea House Food & Lodgings on Trek$350Cost during the 8-day trek
Food & fuel above Basecamp$750Estimate for food and cooking fuel
Personal Tent at Basecamp$400Important for comfortable accommodation
Food at Basecamp for four weeks$2,500All food needs to be carried up or flown in by helicopters, prepared by Sherpa staff
Everest ER Fee$100Covers unlimited visits to basecamp doctors
Rope Fixing Fee$750Contributions towards rope and Sherpa staff for fixing it
Oxygen Tanks$5,000Cost for 10 tanks (6 for climber, 4 for climbing Sherpa)
Oxygen Mask & Regulator$2,000Rental cost for one set each for climber and climbing Sherpa
Transport of Oxygen$1,000Transport of oxygen tanks to specific camps
Mountain Tents$3,000Tents at various camps, including mess tent, cooking tent, and toilet tents
Load Sherpa$3,000Sherpa assistance in carrying supplies and setting up camps
Sherpa Cooks$2,000Basecamp kitchen and food/water provision at advanced basecamp
Climbing Sherpa$5,000Sherpa climber accompanying the climber throughout the ascent
Guide/Team Leader$6,000Covers team leader's permit, oxygen, food, transportation, and equipment costs
Mountain Clean-up$500Removal of tents, bottles, equipment, and rubbish from high camps
Summit Bonuses$1,200Incremental bonuses for reaching milestones, distributed to support staff
Optional Costs
Trip Insurance$600Estimate for cancellation or trip interruption insurance
Medical Insurance$400Estimate including evacuation insurance from basecamp
Spending Money$1,000Recommended amount for snacks, drinks, and souvenirs during the expedition
Everest base camp trek cost from India quora

Everest base camp trek cost from India

The cost of a trek to Everest Base Camp from India can vary depending on several factors, such as the length of the trek, mode of transportation, accommodation options, and additional expenses.


ExpenseCost Range (in NPR)Cost Range (in INR)
FlightsRs. 14,000 - Rs. 15,000Rs. 14,000 - Rs. 15,000
Trekking PermitsNPR 2,200 - NPR 5,100Rs. 1,400 - Rs. 3,300
AccommodationNPR 400 - NPR 1,000Rs. 250 - Rs. 620
Guide (Optional)NPR 1,500 - NPR 1,700Rs. 950 - Rs. 1,080
Porter (Optional)NPR 1,500 - NPR 1,600Rs. 950 - Rs. 1,020
Miscellaneous ExpensesVariesVaries
Everest summit cost for Indian (Everest trek price)

How much it cost to climb Mount Everest in INR?

On average, the cost of climbing Mount Everest can range from about INR 25 lakh to INR 1 crore or more. This includes expenses such as climbing permits, expedition fees, guide and Sherpa services, equipment, logistics, travel costs, lodging, food, oxygen supplies, and other miscellaneous expenses.


mount everest climbing cost in indian rupees 2023

Everest base camp trek insurance cost

On average, you can expect to pay around INR 2,000 to INR 5,000 for travel insurance that covers the Everest Base Camp trek. However, please note that these are approximate figures and actual costs may vary.

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