I am planning for an Everest Base Camp trek this October, and have researched on the costs of going with a tour operator which ranges anywhere between $1000 to $5000+ for anywhere between 10-20 days.
However, I have no idea of the costs if I do a solo trek or solo with a guide/porter. Assuming that I can plan all by myself, what would be the costs for the stay, food, other expenses. Would the saving be substantial? Has anyone had a first-hand experience of this?
I am comparing with these tour offerings, for example:- https://www.bookmundi.com/kathmandu/everest-base-camp-trek-3841 https://www.nepalhikingteam.com/package/everest-base-camp-trek/
I would be flying from Los Angeles.