Tea House Prices on Everest Base Camp Trek

By far the most popular and easiest way to experience the classic treks of Nepal is by lodging in local inns. This is called a Tea House Trek. Along your trek route Himalayan Mountain Trek’s porters will have already set up lodging in the local establishments. Good hotel accommodations for trekkers are available in the Annapurna, Langtang and Everest Region. In these areas you carry only minimal equipment and will rely on lodges for food and shelter. However, the bedding is only a cotton filled quilt and may not be enough to keep you warm. We recommend that you also carry a small, lightweight sleeping bag that is good down to -10°

A teahouse trek organized by Himalayan Mountain Treks is an all inclusive package where the porters carry your luggage. They will arrange all your food, lodging and permits so you do not have to worry about anything but walking, taking pictures and having a life-changing experience.

However, you will need approximately $24-$35 a day for tips, snacks and drinks. If you need to rent a sleeping bag that will also cost more.

When it comes to carrying cash, make sure you stash it in more than one area of your luggage and on your person. Exchanging money along the way will get a poorer exchange rate and is not recommended. Try to keep smaller change and dollars for along the trail.

Nepalese Rupees are found in denominations of 1000, 500, 250, 100, 50, 25, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. Coins are found in denominations of 10, 25 and 50 paisa. Currently the exchange rate is 45-to-1 Rupee to US Dollar.

Exchange your money through the bank or authorized agents. In Kathmandu banks have money exchange counters. These facilities to change money are quick and convenient. Ask for receipts when money is changed. On the return journey, if you have any Nepalese rupees, they can exchange 10% against exchange receipts to about 10 or 12 different kinds of foreign currency at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

When traveling around Nepal, change large bills whenever you can. Taxis, Bicycle Rickshaws and small shops seldom have small bills. Do not be afraid to ask local shops for change, but expect to ask three or four before someone can or will change your large bills.