Everest Base Camp Trek 2021- EBC Trek - Ace the Himalaya

Everest Base Camp Trek Video Itinerary

Everest Base Camp Trek – 14 Days

This 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek will lead you to the base of the world's tallest mountain with exotic views of the Himalayan giants.
  • Trip Code: ATH11422
  • Country: Nepal
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Trip Level:
    Strenuous
    Ventures at this grade are 'Tough Treks' and must be fully supported. The altitude attained is between 4,000 to 5,600m. These treks also involve several nights stay above 4,000m. These are genuine expeditions where preparation and a willingness to 'rough it' are necessary. You must have be physically fit for this trek.
  • Max Altitude: 5,555 m /18,225 ft
  • Activity: Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking
  • Starts at: Kathmandu
  • Ends at: Kathmandu
  • Trip Route:

    Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche Bazar - Tengboche - Lobuche - Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp - Kala Patthar - Namche Bazaar - Lukla - Kathmandu

  • Best Season: 
February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December.

Trip Highlights

  • Trek to the base of the world’s tallest peak, Everest Base Camp.
  • Have a spectacular flight to and from Lukla.
  • Hike through the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gain insight into diverse flora and fauna of Khumbu region.
  • Visit Sherpa Culture Museum in Namche Bazar.
  • Get to know the unique Sherpa culture and tradition.
  • Behold the sights of the Himalayas from Hotel Everest View, the highest placed hotel on the Earth.
  • Pay a visit to the most famed Tengboche Monastery of Everest region.
  • Enjoy the stunning views of Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall.
  • Hike to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) & Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m).
  • Revel in splendid sunrise and sunset views over the mountains.
  • Catch breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and associated peaks.

Trip Information

Everest Base Camp Trek is frequently mentioned as one of the world’s best hiking trails. Situated in the heart of the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal, Everest Base Camp Trek distance measures about 97 miles/156 km in 14 days and the remote trail route takes you to the base of the highest point on planet Earth, an imposing 8,848m tall Mount Everest. 

Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days is a challenging, yet fulfilling hike in the famous Everest trail that initially started from Lukla through the banks of Dudh Koshi river. As you hike across a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the beautiful Sagarmatha National Park, you’ll reach the mountain town, Namche Bazar, a popular acclimatization spot and commercial hub of native Sherpa people.

After spending the nights in tea houses of the Everest region, you push on passing the clifftop monastery in Tengboche, fallen climbers memorial in Dingboche and a small settlement of Sherpas for overnight stay in Lobuche, en route. Then, come the tough part of adventurous journey, which take you to the Everest Base Camp. Here you will spot the expeditions team setting their camp for an ascent to Mount Everest (mostly spring season) along with a spectacular view of the Himalayas, Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glacier. Afterwards, you can hike on Kalapathar at an elevation of 5,555 m for panoramic view of magnificent Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cho yu, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and neighboring peaks.

Then, you will make a return journey following the same trails back to the gateway to Everest, Lukla village. Trekkers in the Everest region will get a fascinating insight into unique Sherpa traditions, culture and their lifestyle. Plus, the raging rivers, narrow suspension bridges, mountain villages, diversified flora and fauna, sacred mani stones, Buddhist monasteries, colorful prayer flags, mountain ridges, lush forests filled with rhododendrons and conifers will not be forgotten easily. Taking a domestic flight from Lukla, you will finally arrive in Kathmandu enjoying spectacular scenery of the hills and the mountains.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp may be exciting, but offers you an incredible experience of a lifetime. Every year we embark on the Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days that have been revered by thousands of trekkers and climbers as an adventure destination. Our teams of highly dedicated, licensed trekking guide are ever ready to help you wholeheartedly and make your travel experience a pleasant one. Come and be a part of Nepal’s most famous trek with Ace the Himalaya.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

Our Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days cost per person is USD 1400 or equivalent foreign currency. The above Everest Base Camp 14 day’s itinerary is a guide and a standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to include your specific requirements.

Plus, we offer discounts for group members. See more on group booking discount and available dates at departure section.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Every year, thousands of trekkers hike to Everest Base Camp. Taking at least 2 weeks to complete, Everest Base Camp trek is referred to as challenging and difficult. Here are the major reasons why people find Everest Base Camp Trek difficult.

The Everest Base Camp Trek distance is about 97 miles/156 km, commencing from Lukla to Everest Base Camp and back, that includes hiking distance during acclimatization days in Namche and Dingboche. On an average, you need to hike about 13-15 km each day for 11 days carrying your backpack. The Everest trail is remote, rugged and ascends upward and downward up to an elevation of 5,550m. This means, Everest Base Camp Trek is a high altitude trekking. Basically, with increase in altitude, the oxygen level diminishes and can cause altitude sickness some trekkers. Most participants will feel the effects of lower oxygen levels but a small percentage actually suffer from altitude sickness. The body needs time to develop a physiological mechanism in order to adapt to the decreased oxygen levels which is called acclimatization. Our itineraries allow time for acclimatization. For these reasons and more, Everest Base Camp trek is difficult and challenging for the average trekker.

Participants who regularly hike longer distances or have prior trekking experience at higher altitude, will find Everest Base Camp Trek easier. By following our Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary, the trekking guide instructions and with some preparation through a fitness regimen, you will more easily accomplish the goal of reaching Everest Base Camp.

To prepare for the Everest Base Camp trek, we recommend you do some regular body weight workouts, aerobic exercises such as running, cycling or swimming activities in order to increase your endurance and stamina for the trek. If you are able to regularly exercise 3-4 times a week for about 2-3 months prior to the trek, it will likely be sufficient to prepare yourself.

How to reach Everest Base Camp?

The most popular accessible way to reach Everest Base Camp is flying to Lukla either from Kathmandu or Manthali Airport.

Please read: Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu is the only one International airport in Nepal that operates all domestic and international flights. Due to renovation in Kathmandu airport and to minimize increased airport congestion, the Lukla flight from Kathmandu has been rerouted to nearby Manthali Airport, Ramechhap, since March 2019. So, during peak trekking season spring (March, April, and May) and fall (September, October and November) for the year 2020 and coming years, trekkers have to travel to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap which is 4 to 6 hour drive from Kathmandu.

Lukla Flight delay/cancellation: A must Read

Here are several factors you should know that are more likely to cause Lukla flight delay and cancellation:

Tenzing Hillary Airport, also called Lukla airport is the only airstrip actively functioning in the Khumbu region.

Increased airport congestion during peak season

Narrow runway strip and position of Lukla airport.

Unpredictable and changing weather of the mountain region

Adverse climatic factors such as strong winds, low visibility, and low lying clouds during monsoon and winter season.

Note: Every participant trekking to Everest Base Camp must consider the possible flight delay/cancellation and should plan ahead in advance. We suggest you to arrive 1 day before the Everest trek commences so that you have sufficient time to shop for any necessary trekking gear or to rest. We also recommend that you include another day after the scheduled trek to allow for potential delays into/out of the Khumbu region (if your itinerary does not already include this day), thus reducing the risk of missing your scheduled International flight. Altogether, we recommend you allow for a few extra days (2-3 days) for EBC trek.

For more Information, read here.

When to visit Everest Base Camp?

You can trek to Everest Base Camp all year round. Each season or month has its own unique reasons for the trek. You can plan your trek accordingly to the time you prefer the most.

Majority of trekkers prefer spring and autumn to do EBC Trek. Spring and fall will provide you with the best weather and the best mountain views.

Spring falls in the month of March, April and May. The vegetation starts to change during this time of the year. The clear blue sky can be seen, affording incredible views from every angle and many different species of flowers are visible in the lower altitude. Moreover, you will get chance to meet climbers and mountaineers in the Everest Base Camp setting their tent and getting ready for Everest expedition during spring season.

Autumn falls in the month of September, October and November. Like spring, this is the most favorable time for trekking that lets you enjoy the clear and spectacular views of the Himalayas.

Winter comprises December, January, and February. Though this season is extremely cold compared to other seasons, you can still trek in winter. You will witness clear mountain views and fewer crowds during winter, but you need to be equipped with proper clothes to enjoy the trek.

The monsoon season consists of June, July and August. Usually, less people trek in this season due to the monsoon rainfall. Particularly, rain clouds and rainfalls in lower altitude region may hide the mountain views during this season. However, trekkers choose to trek in monsoon, especially due to fewer crowds and spectacular views of waterfalls in the Everest region.

Itinerary

  • Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.
  • Day 02 – Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) from Kathmandu (35 minutes) or drive to Manthali (4 to 6 hours) and take 20 minutes flight to Lukla, and then trek to Phakding (2610 m), 3 to 4 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
    For Manthali – Lukla flight: Wake up around 2:30 am, drive to Manthali by shared tourist vehicle for about 4 to 6 hours, and fly to Lukla (20 minutes); Applicable for the peak trekking month of March, April, May, October and November.
    For Kathmandu – Lukla flight: Wake up around 5 to 6 am and drive to the domestic airport in Kathmandu for about 30 minutes and fly to Lukla (35 minutes). Applicable for the remaining months, except peak trekking months.
    Helicopter Option: You can avoid the regular plane flight and the Kathmandu to Manthali drive, and instead take a shared helicopter flight to Lukla. It will cost extra USD 250 per person for one way in addition to the trip price. This cost is available only for those who do advance booking of the helicopter flight at least one week before the trip starts. The helicopter can take 5 passengers at once. You will reach Lukla from the Kathmandu airport in 40 to 60 minutes depending upon the weather.
  • Day 03 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) 5.5-6.5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
  • Day 04 – Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day. 4-5 hours short hiking. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
  • Day 05 – Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) 5-6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
  • Day 06 – Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m) 5-6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
  • Day 07 – Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m) 4-5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
  • Day 08 – Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m) 5-6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
  • Day 09 – Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) & then back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m) 8-9 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
  • Day 10 – Morning Hike to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) & descend to Pheriche (4,200 m) 7-8 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
  • Day 11 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) 7-8 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
  • Day 12 – Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) 6-7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
  • Day 13 – Fly to Kathmandu (35 minutes) or Manthali (20 minutes) from Lukla (2,804 m) and same-day drive to Kathmandu (4 to 6 hours). Overnight at a Hotel.
    Lukla to Manthli flight– 20 minutes and same day drive to Kathmandu by shared tourist vehicle for 4 to 6 hours (Applicable for the peak trekking month of March, April, May, October and November)
    Lukla to Kathmandu flight – 35 minutes and transfer to hotel by shared tourist vehicle which takes about 30 min (Applicable for the remaining months, except peak trekking months).
    Helicopter OptionYou can avoid the regular plane flight and the Manthali to Kathmandu drive, and instead take a shared helicopter flight to Kathmandu. It will cost extra USD 250 per person for one way in addition to the trip price. This cost is available only for those who do advance booking of the helicopter flight at least one week before the trip starts. The helicopter can take 5 passengers at once. You will reach Kathmandu from the Lukla airport in 40 to 60 minutes depending upon the weather.
  • Day 14 – Transfer to Kathmandu Airport for final departure.

PLEASE READ: LUKLA FLIGHT OPERATION FROM MANTHALI AIRPORT

As per the notice made by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, all the Lukla flights to and from Kathmandu have been shifted to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap district due to heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport during peak trekking season (March, April, May, October, November). The current Lukla flight operation from Manthali airport that was started from the trekking season of March 2019 will continue from Manthali in the upcoming years. However, if we receive any new updates, we will let you know as soon as possible and your itinerary might slightly change due to this.

Day 01 - Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)

Upon your arrival, our airport representative welcomes you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. We take you to the hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Then, we schedule pre trip meeting at office with our trekking guide in the afternoon.

If you arrive earlier than 4 pm, our travel consultant will hold a pre-trip meeting about the EBC trek on our office. But if you arrive after 4 pm, our trekking guide will give you a pre trek briefing about the Everest trekking on the same day. We highly encourage you to ask any questions you have about the trip during the meeting.

Note: Please bring the passport, two copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. You will need the mentioned documents for trekking permits and related documentation during the trek. Make sure you pay the due balance, if any, and sign a legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

Overnight at a hotel. No meals included.

Day 02 - Fly to Lukla (2804 m) from Kathmandu or Manthali and then, Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) – 3 to 4 Hours

For Manthali – Lukla flight: Wake up around 2:30 am, drive to Manthali by shared tourist vehicle for about 4 to 6 hours, and fly to Lukla (20 minutes); Applicable for the peak trekking month of March, April, May, October and November.

For Kathmandu – Lukla flight: Wake up around 5 to 6 am and drive to the domestic airport in Kathmandu for about 30 minutes and fly to Lukla (35 minutes). Applicable for the remaining months, except peak trekking months.

Helicopter Option: Instead of a regular plane flight, you have an option to take a shared helicopter flight (it’s not private chartered, so the cost is divided among the passengers) between Kathmandu and Lukla at USD 250 per person extra for one way in addition to the trip price. This cost is available only for those who do advance booking of the helicopter flight at least one week before the trip starts. The helicopter can take 5 passengers. Your guide will inform you about the time to leave for the airport one day before. The helicopter flights are scheduled from 6 AM to 1 PM. From the Kathmandu airport, you will reach Lukla within 40 to 60 mins depending upon the weather. This is a great option as you won’t have to worry about the Kathmandu to Manthali drive which starts around 2:30 AM. Plus the helicopters can fly in visibility as low as 1,500 meters when the weather isn’t favorable for the planes which need the visibility of 5,000 or more meters to fly.

Flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport usually takes place early in the morning. We suggest you to make all the sorting and packing the day before, so there is no rush on Day 3. Once you reach Lukla, have your breakfast while our guide will make an arrangement of porters. We assign one porter to every two clients. Begin the trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where you join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunikharka (2,713 m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a short walk to Phakding.

Read: For peak trekking months (March, April, May, October and November), the current Lukla flight operation to and from Manthali airport that was started from the trekking season of March 2019, will continue for the upcoming years. This means you need to wake up early, around 2:30 am to reach Manthali and catch your early morning Lukla flight. In such cases, the hotel you are staying will provide the packed breakfast. Otherwise, except peak season, you can fly to Lukla directly from Kathmandu airport.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast included.

Day 03 - Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)

Duration: 5.5 – 6.5 hours

After having breakfast in Phakding, we trek along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River crossing suspension bridges en route. Hereafter we hike through a beautiful pine forest towards the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check. Then, we continue trek in Namche trails, climbing steeply upward beholding the sights of sacred mani stones, colorful prayer flags, raging glacial rivers and beautiful mountains. The Everest Base Camp short trek for today comes to close as you reach Namche Bazaar, the beautiful sherpa town where we stay overnight at a guest house there.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 04 - Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day

Duration: 4-5 hours

Namche Bazar is the first acclimatization spot en route to Everest Base Camp. This popular mountain town is a busy trading hub of native Sherpa people where you can shop mountain gears and clothes, buy local handicrafts, find hotels, guest houses, and visit museums and many more.

We spend acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. We visit Sherpa Cultural Museum to explore the history and culture of the Sherpa people and their unique traditions and customs. Even more, we hike up to Syangboche Airport (the highest altitude airport of Nepal) and Hotel Everest View, the highest placed hotel in the world at 13,000 feet. This place offers astounding views of Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and neighboring mountain peaks.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 05 - Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m)

Duration: 5-6 hours

Our trek starts after having breakfast in the morning. We embark on a journey through the forest to Kenjoma where the trail connects with Khumjung. The trek continues descending towards Dudh Koshi River, followed by steep ascent towards Tengboche. On the way, behold the sights of rushing glacial river, beautiful rhododendron forest, and cliff top monasteries.

Also, we pay a visit to Tengboche monastery, the famed and largest monastery in the Khumbu region. You will discover powerful spiritual experience, Buddhist celebrations and enactments there. Depending upon arrival time, we will observe a prayer ceremony performed by Lamas either in the morning or evening. From there, we enjoy the breathtaking and stunning view of beautiful mountains- Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kwangde, Tawachee and many others.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 06 - Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m)

Duration: 5-6 hours

Today we trek through trails through coniferous forest to Deboche. From there, we pass suspension bridge over Imja Khola river, and climb uphill towards Pangboche village. From there, we follow the trails towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and finally ascent to quaint traditional Sherpa village, Dingboche. En route, we come across colorful mani stones, prayer flags and breathtaking view of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 07 - Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m)

Duration: 4-5 hours

Today is set for acclimatization. Especially, when going on high altitude, we need to take a rest in order to adapt in a new environment and prevent altitude sickness. On this day, we take a short hike to Nangkartshang peak for astounding views of gorgeous Ama Dablam. In the evening, we stroll around the village or you can take a rest. Along the way, we see farmlands surrounded by stone walls to protect food crops grown there.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 08 - Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m)

Duration:  5-6 hours

The trail gradually goes uphill to Dughla offering stunning view of Tawachee and Cholatse. As you pass through trail, we come across the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. En route, we observe the stone memorials with prayer flags built in the memory of perished climbers. Then, we trek towards Lobuche village; from here we observe a close view of mountain peaks like Nuptse, Lobuche and Pumori.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 09 - Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) and then Back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m)

Duration:  8-9 hours

This is a great day, a challenging yet fulfilling trek. Prepare yourself for trekking to the base of the world’s tallest mountain- Mount Everest.

First we headed to Gorak Shep. From here the strenuous trek continues along the alpine trails, moving through rivers, rocky dunes, and moraines. En route to Everest Base Camp, we observe a spectacular view of Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall. From there, you will have a much better view of incredible peaks like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Khumbutse, Pumori, among others. Also, we have a chance to meet expedition team and climbers, camping for summiting Mount Everest especially during the spring season. It’s time for celebrating beauty and wilderness of the Himalayas, and experience breathtaking mountain views. Meanwhile, we return back to Gorak Shep and stay overnight there.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 10 - Hike Up to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) early in the Morning and Trek Down to Pheriche (4,200 m)

Duration:  7-8 hours

In the early morning, we hike to Kalapatthar for sunrise view over the Himalayas. This place offers the best viewpoint for observing panoramic view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Chagatse, Pumori and many more.

Finally experience the fascinating trip of lifetime and profound phenomenon of mountains, standing on the highest elevation of the entire trip, 5555m. From there, we descent to Gorak Shep for breakfast and continue hiking towards Pheriche.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 11 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)

Duration:  7-8 hours

We trek the same route back to Namche. On the way, we pass Pangboche village, then Tengboche village that leads to our ultimate destination Namche, for overnight stay. En route we come across Dudh Koshi gorge, forests filled with rhododendron, pine, Himalayan birch, juniper trees, colorful pheasants, mountain goats to name a few.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 12 - Trek to Lukla (2,804 m)

Duration: 6-7 hours

This is the final leg of our epic and adventurous trek in the Everest region as we retrace the same path back to Lukla. Now is the time to reflect back on this adventurous trip of your lifetime and celebrate our extraordinary achievement. We can spend our free time stroll around the Lukla village, and enjoying the sightseeing. We close the sojourn with dinner in the evening. Have fun, dance, celebration drink with your team members.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 13 – Fly back to Kathmandu or Manthali from Lukla

Lukla to Manthli flight – 20 minutes and same day drive to Kathmandu by shared tourist vehicle for 4 to 6 hours (Applicable for the peak trekking month of March, April, May, October and November)

Lukla to Kathmandu flight35 minutes and transfer to hotel by shared tourist vehicle which takes about 30 min (Applicable for the remaining months, except peak trekking months).

Helicopter Option: Instead of a regular plane flight, you have an option to take a shared helicopter flight (it’s not private chartered, so the cost is divided among the passengers) between Lukla and Kathmandu at USD 250 per person extra for one way in addition to the trip price. This cost is available only for those who do advance booking of the helicopter flight at least one week before the trip starts. The helicopter can take 5 passengers. Your guide will inform you about the time to leave for the airport one day before. The helicopter flights are scheduled from 6 AM to 1 PM. From the Lukla airport, you will reach Kathmandu within 40 to 60 mins depending upon the weather. This is a great option as you won’t have to worry about the Manthali to Kathmandu drive which takes around 4 to 6 hours depending on the traffic. Plus, the helicopters can fly in visibility as low as 1,500 meters when the weather isn’t favorable for the planes which need the visibility of 5,000 or more meters to fly.

You might want to stay a little more in Nepal. If you are looking for extending your trip, there are options such as a visit to Chitwan National Park, known for wildlife viewing and to Pokhara, considered one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal. You can also extend your trip to Tibet, India or Bhutan.

And, at the end of this day, we host a farewell dinner at a Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.

Read: During the peak trekking months (March, April, May, October and November), the ongoing flight operation to and from Manthali airport that was started from the trekking season of March 2019, will continue in the forthcoming years. Kathmandu can be reached within 4 to 6 hour drive from Manthali. Otherwise, except peak season, you can fly to Lukla directly from Kathmandu airport.

Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast and farewell dinner included.

Day 14 - Transfer to the International Airport for your final departure

The 14 day Everest Base Camp trek adventure comes to an end on this day. Our airport representative will take you to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure. Good bye and have a safe journey.

Breakfast included.

Please understand: Sometimes due to natural calamities, changes in government rules, unforeseen circumstances such as weather, health condition of a group member, safety concern, flight delay or cancellation etc.; there might occur a few changes in the itinerary. We seek your flexibility and cooperation during these times.

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  • The price per person for the Small Group Journey is fixed as stated below. If you choose to take a shared helicopter instead of the regular flights between Kathmandu and Lukla, the additional cost is USD 500 per person for both ways in addition to the trip price. This cost is available only for those who do advance booking of the helicopter flight at least one week before the trip starts. There is also the option of private and tailor-made journey best suited for you, your family and friends. The option for discount also exists which is subjected to increase with the number of people in your group. Bigger the group betters the discount so group bookings are highly encouraged.   Start dates are your arrival date in Nepal whereas the End dates are the returning date from Nepal
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    No. of people Price per person
    1-1 USD 1,450
    2-2 USD 1,350
    3-4 USD 1,200
    5-7 USD 1,150
    8-10 USD 1,100
    11-15 USD 1,050
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    Date (Start - End) Price (Per Person)
    Tue, 20 Oct - Mon, 2 Nov USD 1,450 INQUIRE NOW
    Fri, 23 Oct - Thu, 5 Nov USD 1,450 INQUIRE NOW
    Tue, 27 Oct - Mon, 9 Nov USD 1,450
    Fri, 30 Oct - Thu, 12 Nov USD 1,450
    Tue, 3 Nov - Mon, 16 Nov USD 1,450
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    Fri, 13 Nov - Thu, 26 Nov USD 1,450
    Tue, 17 Nov - Mon, 30 Nov USD 1,450
    Fri, 20 Nov - Thu, 3 Dec USD 1,450
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    Tue, 1 Dec - Mon, 14 Dec USD 1,450
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    Fri, 18 Dec - Thu, 31 Dec USD 1,450
    Tue, 22 Dec - Mon, 4 Jan USD 1,450
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    Tue, 29 Dec - Mon, 11 Jan USD 1,450
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    Tue, 5 Jan - Mon, 18 Jan USD 1,450
    Fri, 8 Jan - Thu, 21 Jan USD 1,450
    Tue, 12 Jan - Mon, 25 Jan USD 1,450
    Fri, 15 Jan - Thu, 28 Jan USD 1,450
    Tue, 19 Jan - Mon, 1 Feb USD 1,450
    Fri, 22 Jan - Thu, 4 Feb USD 1,450
    Tue, 26 Jan - Mon, 8 Feb USD 1,450
    Fri, 29 Jan - Thu, 11 Feb USD 1,450
    Tue, 2 Feb - Mon, 15 Feb USD 1,450
    Fri, 5 Feb - Thu, 18 Feb USD 1,450
    Tue, 9 Feb - Mon, 22 Feb USD 1,450
    Fri, 12 Feb - Thu, 25 Feb USD 1,450
    Tue, 16 Feb - Mon, 1 Mar USD 1,450
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    Tue, 23 Feb - Mon, 8 Mar USD 1,450
    Fri, 26 Feb - Thu, 11 Mar USD 1,450
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    Tue, 23 Mar - Mon, 5 Apr USD 1,450
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    Tue, 30 Mar - Mon, 12 Apr USD 1,450
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    Tue, 6 Apr - Mon, 19 Apr USD 1,450
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    Tue, 13 Apr - Mon, 26 Apr USD 1,450
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    Tue, 20 Apr - Mon, 3 May USD 1,450
    Fri, 23 Apr - Thu, 6 May USD 1,450
    Tue, 27 Apr - Mon, 10 May USD 1,450
    Fri, 30 Apr - Thu, 13 May USD 1,450
    Tue, 4 May - Mon, 17 May USD 1,450
    Fri, 7 May - Thu, 20 May USD 1,450
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  • We understand that some clients want their adventure trek/trip to be a private affair, so that it would enable them to spend some of their memorable moments with their near and dear ones at their own Schedule. Considering this, Ace the Himalaya organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.
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Price Includes

  • Airport and Hotel pick up and drop off with our private vehicle.

  • 2 nights’ standard accommodation in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu in a twin sharing basis including 2 breakfasts. (A single room can be arranged upon payment of extra price USD 35 per night)

  • 11 nights guest house accommodation during the trek on a twin sharing basis.

  • 3 standard meals a day for 11 days in the trek. (11 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches and 11 Dinners).

  • Ace the Himalaya’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide.

  • Porter services for 11 days (1 porter = 2 trekkers).

  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.

  • Everest Base camp trekking permit that includes TIMS permit and Sagarmatha National Park permit.

  • All domestic flights (From Kathmandu - Lukla or Manthali - Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu or Lukla to Manthali) including airport departure tax and transfers. (Note: If you want to take a shared helicopter, it will cost you an extra amount.)

  • Ace the Himalaya’s complimentary duffle/kit bag and sun hat. (free)

  • All local and government taxes.

  • Official expenses.

Price Does not Include

  • International flight tickets and departure taxes.

  • Nepal entry visa fee.

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation cost besides the scheduled itinerary.

  • Personal travel Insurance.

  • Personal trekking gears and equipment.

  • Personal expenses.

  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages.

  • Tips for trekking guides, porters and drivers (tipping is expected).

  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

*Lukla flight operate to and from Manthali especially during peak trekking season, spring (March, April, May) and fall (September, October, November) in year 2020 and coming years. Similarly, Lukla flight will operate directly to and from Kathmandu airport, except peak trekking season. For more information, read our blog.

Please Read

If you want to take a shared helicopter between Kathmandu and Lukla instead of regular domestic planes, it will cost you USD 500 per person for both ways on top of the trip price. This cost is available only for those who do advance booking of the helicopter flight at least one week before the trip starts. The helicopter can take 5 passengers at one time. The helicopter option is great if you want to avoid the Kathmandu to Manthali drive and get to Lukla or if you want to avoid the Manthali to Kathmandu drive and get to Kathmandu.

Tourist Visa for 15/30/100 days can be easily obtained upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu by paying USD 30/50/125 or equivalent foreign currency respectively

Travel insurance is compulsory for all trekkers as it covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation. Read more in Travel Insurance page.

The following gives you a general idea of trekking equipment and clothing needed for the Everest Base Camp trek.

  • We provide you a complimentary duffel bag and cap in our office, Kathmandu. You can use it to pack your essential trekking equipment.
  • We provide one porter services for two people. The duffel bag is carried by porter during the trek and should not weigh more than 12 kg/26.5 lbs.
  • You need to carry your own backpack (with waterproof cover) where you can carry your daily essential items in your own backpack. For instance: money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc.
  • You can store your luggage (non- trekking items) at the Hotel lockers in Kathmandu.
  • Total luggage allotment allows at Kathmandu-Lukla flight is 15 Kg/33 lbs combining both luggage (10 Kg/22 lbs) and backpack (5Kg/11 lbs).
  • Down jacket with a hood is a must for altitudes above 4,000 m to keep yourself warm. You can rent down jackets for USD 35 with us on a returnable basis. Please note that in case of loss or damage, you need to reimburse the cost of USD 100 per item.
  • You can rent 4-season sleeping bags for USD 35 with us on a returnable basis. Please note that in case of loss or damage, you need to reimburse the cost of USD 100 per item.

 We suggest you bring the following items for Everest Base Camp Trek.

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

  • Sun hat (We provide you a complimentary sunhat)
  • Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck warmer

Hand

  • Liner gloves
  • Heavier shell gloves

Core Body

  • T-shirts (2)
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
  • Synthetic sports bras (for women)

Lower Body – Legs

  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Nylon hiking shorts
  • Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
  • Water/windproof trousers
  • Casual pants

Feet

  • Liner socks
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • Light shoes/sneakers
  • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)

Other essential important items

  • Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies)
  • Airline tickets (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of yours)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletries (Include toilet paper, wet wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap)

Medicines and First Aid Kit

Please Note: Our guide will bring the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring personal medical kit.

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)

Optional

  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Favorite snacks (No more than 2 pounds)
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player.
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and batteries)
  • Pee bottle for man and pee funnel for woman.

Miscellaneous, but Important!

  • Passport along with 2 copies of passport size photos. (You will need them for trekking permits and related documentation during the trek)
  • Airline tickets (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of yours).
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Water bottle/bladder.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets.
  • Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)

This equipment list is only a guide. You need to bring the listed items, however, you can choose from your preferred brands using your expertise. Plus, you can shop the trekking equipment and clothing at a reasonable price at stores in Thamel, Kathmandu.

Note: Some clothes like tight fitting, figure hugging and usually made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, usually women. So, if you are wearing these clothes for convenience, please make sure that you wear something on top of them.

Here's a few answers to most common Questions asked by the customers.

Yes, our airport representative will pick you up at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal, displaying “Ace the Himalaya” signboard. After meeting up, you will be taken to your respective hotel in our private vehicle.

You can obtain the Nepalese visa from Nepalese consulate in your country easily or upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. For that, you require a valid passport with 2 copies of passport size photos. Similarly, A visa for Nepal can be obtained at Nepal India border entry point at Birgunj, Nepalgunj, Kakadvitta, Bhairahawa, Gaddachowki and Kodari on the Nepal China border. 

A15/30/90 day multiple entries Nepalese visa can be obtained by paying USD 30/50/125 or equivalent foreign currency respectively. For more information, please read this link about Tourist Visa.  Also, you can fill up Tourist Visa form via online. Follow this link of Department of Immigration to fill up online Tourist Visa form.

Yes. Our company only covers insurance for our team members. We recommend you buy travel insurance policy in your country. Make sure your travel insurance include adventure activities over a certain altitude (above 4,000 m) and covers emergency medical as well as high altitude helicopter rescue and evacuation.

Most importantly, if you are trekking in the Everest region, then you should plan ahead about possible challenges, especially altitude sickness, ill related health issues, accidents, etc. In such cases, the only possible way out of the mountains is helicopter rescue. So we recommend you to have travel insurance policy that covers the helicopter evacuation cost and medical services in hospitals, when trekking in Nepal.

Read more on travel insurance page.

All you need is a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 2 passport size photos while travelling in Nepal. You are required to bring photos for Everest Base Camp trek permits and related documentation.

Well, our Everest Base Camp trek 14 days cost is all inclusive of your accommodation, meals, permits and other official expenses.(See price includes and excludes section for more detail). Besides, other expenses depend on your spending habits. In general, you can spend USD 10-15 per person for lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. A USD 10-15 is sufficient to buy bottled water, snacks, chocolate bars, hot and cold drinks, and showers during the EBC Trek besides your included meals and accommodation.

Likewise, if you like to offer tips/gratuity or give donations to monasteries, you can bring along small amount of pocket money extra during the trek. (It’s optional).

Please note: Everest region is comparatively more expensive than any other regions of Nepal. Everest region is mountainous region of Nepal without access to road transport in many parts. Especially at higher altitude region, consumer goods are transported by helicopter, airplanes, horses, mules and porters, that leads to high- cost at these places.

You are required to pay 30% deposit at the time of booking and rest of the amount prior to the tour departure date.

For Everest Base Camp trek 14 days booking confirmation, you need to complete online booking form along with 30% deposit payment which is nonrefundable. You can pay the remaining balance in USD cash, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express Card) upon your arrival in Kathmandu, at our office in Thamel. Also, you can pay the full amount at the time of booking.

Note that a 4% levy will be added as card processing fee by banks. (We are not liable for those 4% bank transaction fee).

Read more details in “terms and conditions”.

Cancellation notice is required, a minimum of 20 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the trip shall then be termed as cancelled and a cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.

If you do not cancel your trip prior to 20 days due to whatever reasons, you must be aware that the trip you’ve already bought is completely non-refundable as per our terms and conditions. If you cancel the trip and need to submit a claim to your insurance company, we can help with the supporting documentation such as a receipt for monies paid. If your trip is cut short due to weather/illness/personal reasons, there is no refund for accommodations unused.

Moreover, you can postpone or transfer your booking to another person, if you have genuine reasons for not taking the trip For instance, serious illness, death of a close relative or friend etc. In such cases, if all the requirements are met, you can postpone or change in other date, but an extra fee of USD 200 is required.For more details please read “terms and conditions”.

Most places in trekking route don’t accept credit cards. Though, there are few ATM booths in Namche Bazaar, they are highly unreliable. So we highly recommend you to convert currencies into Nepalese Rupees or withdraw money from ATMs in Thamel, Kathmandu before going to trek.
Also, note that money exchanger does not accept credit cards in Nepal. Besides, few shops in Kathmandu accept credit cards for your purchases.

You don’t need any special kind of technical skill or training for Everest Base Camp Trek. If you are fit, healthy person and can walk up to 5-9 hours in a day, then you can trek to Everest Base Camp.

While trekking to Everest Base Camp, you hike in the trail up to higher altitude of 5,555m. Likewise, trekking in higher altitudes is more strenuous than lower altitudes due to lower oxygen level, decreased air pressure and density in these regions. Your body needs some time to adapt in new climate and cope with decreased oxygen level at higher altitude, which is called acclimatization.

So, we suggest you to do regular physical exercise, running or jogging activities to enhance your fitness level and keep yourself in good health condition. To enjoy your trek to the fullest, you can start doing an hour of aerobic exercises 3 to 4 times per week for 2-3 months, before the trek commences. This will surely enhance your stamina and endurance required for the trek. With sheer determination, courage and mental strength, you can accomplish this trek successfully.

Note: For aspiring trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease, we highly encourage to inform us or consult doctor before the trip.

It’s all relative, and depends more on your preparation and fitness level. If you frequently hike long distances and have prior experience of trekking in hills with backpacks, you will find Everest Base Camp trek easier. On the other side, if you are not used to trekking, any outdoor adventurous activities or physical exercises, then you will find this trek difficult.

Total distance of the Everest Base Camp Trek for 14 days is about 97 miles (156 km) that includes short hiking distance during acclimatization days in Namche and Dingboche.

There’s no age limit for Everest Base Camp Trek. If you are physically and mentally fit, age is just a number. Until now, we have had 5 years old young kid come with his family as well as an eldest trekker of age 86 years old, who conquered this adventurous trek with us.

If you are below age 18, then you should do this trek with your parents or any elder guardians. If you are trekking with your family members or need any special attention and requirements for the trip, we highly recommend you for scheduling private trek with few extra days and make necessary arrangements for your convenience.

We use three star hotel accommodations in Thamel, Kathmandu (nearby our office). You will accommodate in standard room for 2 nights including breakfast during your stay. Furthermore, if you need to stay extra nights in the hotel, we can arrange it as you wish.

En route Everest Base Camp trek, we use tea houses/lodges for our meals and overnight stay. Usually, tea houses are managed by local families. The accommodation can be very basic, and functional. The rooms are clean, single/twin bed rooms or a dormitory style that include mattress, quilt or blanket for your convenient stay. Having your own sleeping bag is a good alternative to sleep comfortably as well as for hygienic reasons. Sleeping bags are available for renting (USD 35) on a returnable basis in Thamel.

No. There is no need for camping as we can find many tea houses for food and lodging. That’s why; we don’t operate camping during Everest Base Camp Trek.

Although Everest region is a popular tourist hub, the single supplement cannot be guaranteed due to overflow of trekkers in peak season. Again when there is decline number of guests, the teahouses can easily provide a private room without any additional cost. In particular, the accommodation during the trek will remain very basic with twin sharing and dormitory room for our trekkers.

On the other side, we can assure separate room in Kathmandu upon payment of USD 35 per room per night.

Swapping the accommodation from mountain guest house to Kathmandu is NOT possible. This 14 days Everest Base Camp trek package includes only 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu.

In case of unforeseen circumstances such as flight cancellation, your personal health or any reasons, if you decide to discontinue the trip and arrive early in Kathmandu then you will need an extra night accommodation in Kathmandu. In such cases, we can make the arrangement of accommodation conveniences but you need to pay the supplemental charges.

Mostly, you will find western style flushing toilet as well as squat toilets in the tea houses at Everest region.

As much as possible, we make use of toilets available at tea houses along the trail. However, if it happens along the trails without any villages nearby, then you need to find a private spot and enjoy outdoor toilet adventure.

Yes, we suggest you bring toilet paper along with hand sanitizer and towel for your conveniences. Indeed, toilet papers are available to buy on the guesthouses in the Everest Region. So need to worry about it a lot.

Well, it depends on where you stay. Most tea houses at lower mountain region such as Lukla, Phakding and Namche provide hot showers at considerable cost. At higher elevation, the water gets frozen most of the time. So, you can get a bucket of hot water for shower at a price USD 2-5 for each bucket.

Some tea houses provide laundry services in the Everest region for an extra charge. But, it’s not guaranteed that your clothes will dry on the same day. There is a possibility that you can wash your clothes by yourself during acclimatization days in Namche and Dingboche. However, we recommend you to pack enough clothes for your Everest Base Camp Trek and wash them after returning back in Kathmandu.

Yes, there are tea houses and lodges that provide charging facility for electronic gadgets upon paying some fee.

Note: The power plugs and sockets used in Nepal are type C, D and M. The standard voltage and frequency of electricity in Nepal is 230 V and 50 Hz respectively. This means if your electronic appliances state ‘INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz’, you can used to recharge in every country all over the world. Otherwise, make sure you bring universal travel adapter that is compatible for all kinds of devices.

Yes, there are telephones services and 3- G coverage in all villages of Everest region. Also, our trekking guide has cell phone from which you can make an International call at a reasonable cost. All Everest Base Camp Trek route has been equipped with internet access, 3 G connectivity since 2010. So, we suggest you to buy a local sim card, Ncell, in Kathmandu and use it for communication and using internet en route.

We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner during the Everest Base Camp Trek. Most importantly, it is mandatory for all trekkers to take breakfast and dinner at the tea house where you stay overnight. In addition, lunch will be served at tea houses en route where you can order food as per your choice. Likewise, you can have a cup of hot drinks like tea, coffee; hot lemon included in all 3 meals during the trek.

Usually, they provide you typical Nepali food: dal (lentils), bhat (rice) and tarkari (vegetable curry). These foods are highly nutritious and give you sufficient energy for the trek. Besides, other typical meals include delicious vegetarian foods such as pasta, noodles, French fries, boiled eggs, pancakes, omelets, toast, momo, garlic soup and many more dishes. Also, you can find meat dishes, but we suggest you to choose vegetable dishes for health reasons.

Yes, the food provided at tea houses of the Everest region is very safe and hygienic. We recommend you to eat local food, vegetarian meals and avoid meat for your health reasons. Please follow the suggestions of our trekking guide when ordering food in the tea houses.

For health concern, it is unsafe to drink all types of natural sources of water in the Everest reason. So we suggest you to drink bottled mineral water, boiled water, and use purification tablets or iodine for tap water. Other possible option is using SteriPEN for water purification.

You can purchase bottled water and boiled water on the teahouses at a cost of USD1-6 in the Everest region. As you sweat a lot when hiking to higher elevation you must drink plenty (3.5-4.5 liters) of fluid each day. (Here fluid refers to drinking water, hot drinks and soups). So make sure you are hydrated well to avoid altitude sickness and muscle cramps in the trek.

This is not a problem at all because mostly the mountain tea houses serve vegetarian/vegan meals. In addition, all the meals we serve during the trek include vegetarian and vegan dishes. Moreover, we highly suggest our trekkers to avoid meat dishes during the Everest trek as they take a long time to digest. Also, the meat in mountain regions is not hygienic and may cause you food poisoning or health problems.

Yes, you should book your own International flights to and from Nepal.

For Kathmandu airport pick up and drop off, we use our own private vehicle. Moreover, it depends on group size, and we mostly use cars, minibus, vans or 4WD SUV as means of transportation for reaching domestic airport and city sightseeing tours.

Nepal government imposed very high tax rate (more than 200%) for importing automobiles. That’s why, Indian company manufactured vehicles such as Toyota Hiace, Mahindra Scorpio etc. are widely used in Nepal compared to vehicles from top luxury brands. This means the mode of transportation will remain basic, yet comfortable and convenient, while travelling in Nepal.

Everest region is not well upgraded with roadways, and mostly relies on air transport. So, we utilize domestic flights operate from Kathmandu or Manthali to reach Lukla airport, the gateway to Everest Base Camp.

Moreover, another reliable mode of transportation in Everest region is helicopter flight. However, it’s quite expensive than other modes of transportation for regular use.

Note: Since March 2019, the domestic flight has been shifted to nearby Manthali airport temporarily due to increased congestion and renovation in Kathmandu Airport. This means Lukla flight will operate from Manthali airport during peak trekking season, spring (March, April, and May) and fall (September, October, November). Besides, peak trekking season, all the Lukla flights will operate from Kathmandu airport.

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Yes, it’s true that Kathmandu Lukla flight operation is shifted to Manthali Airport since March 2019, especially during peak trekking season, spring (March, April, May) and fall (September, October, November). Besides, peak trekking season, the lukla flights will operate directly from Kathmandu airport.

As per the notice made by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, all the flights from Kathmandu to Lukla has been shifted to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap district due to heavy traffic congestion and runway maintenance in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The current Lukla flight operation from Manthali airport that was started from March 2019 is more likely to continue in the year 2020 and after due to ongoing renovation in the Kathmandu airport (the only International airport in Kathmandu).

However, if we receive any recent updates, we will let you know as soon as possible and your itinerary might slightly changes due to this.

You can reach Manthali airport by travelling in a vehicle on the roads. The journey is about 4 to 6 hours (depending upon traffic) by road.

Usually, some airlines companies are providing shuttle services on morning 3 a.m to get to Manthali airport, Ramechhap from Kathmandu (depending upon flight time).
If airlines’ shuttle services are not available, Ace the Himalaya has made an arrangement of private vehicle to reach Manthali. Depending upon the group size; an extra cost would be applicable if airlines do not provide any shuttle services. In such cases, we will let you know either at the time of booking or 3 weeks prior to the trip departure date.

To catch your Lukla flights, you should travel to Manthali early in the morning around 3 am from Kathmandu. This means you need to wake up by 2:30 am, and get yourself ready as you have to transfer at Manthali for Lukla flights. Likewise, if your flight is scheduled early in the morning, then you have to travel to Manthali one day prior the flight day and stay overnight there.

Besides, the return journey from Manthali to Kathmandu would remain similar to your outward journey.

The accommodation conveniences at lodges/guesthouses in Manthali would remain very basic. In general, it consists of a standard room on a twin sharing basis. Due to less flow of tourists in this region, the hotels/ guest houses in this region are not upgraded like in Kathmandu.

Generally, vehicles such as Toyota Hiace, Mahindra Scorpio etc.that cost more than $70000 in Nepal are used extensively for shuttle services from Kathmandu to Manthali. Similarly, the transport conveniences available for your return journey from Manthali to Kathmandu will be much the same as your outward journey

It might surprise you that the tax rate imposed by Nepal’s government is extravagant (more than 200%) for importing vehicles in Nepal. In so many ways, this restricts people from driving luxurious vehicles from premium brands such as BMW, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar etc. On the other hand, Indian manufactured SUVs, jeeps; buses are used widely for travelling in Nepal. They are one of the best choices for driving in the hilly region of Nepal with ease and comfort. Though the roads to Manthali are uneven, inclined and twisted; the transportation conveniences provided would remain comfortable and satisfactory along the journey.

Well, it depends, and cannot be ensured ahead in peak trekking season, especially spring (March, April, May) and fall (September, October, November). Some airlines operate their first few flights in the early morning (6 to 7:30 am) directly from Kathmandu to Lukla. If it gets cancelled, there is less likely to reschedule your flight the next day due to limited number of flight operations from Kathmandu to Lukla. So, you will be flying to Lukla from Manthali airport. In general, it takes about 20 minutes to reach Lukla from Manthali airport.

However, there is an option to take a shared helicopter (private charter is also available and is expensive). It will cost you USD 500 per person extra for both ways (USD 250 per person for one way) in addition to the trip price. This cost is available only for those who do advance booking of the helicopter flight at least one week before the trip starts. The helicopter can take 5 passengers. Your guide will inform you about the time to leave for the airport one day before. The helicopter flights are scheduled from 6 AM to 1 PM. From the Kathmandu airport, you will reach Lukla within 40 to 60 mins depending upon the weather. This is a great option as you won’t have to worry about the Kathmandu to Manthali drive which starts around 2:30 AM. Plus the helicopters can fly in visibility as low as 1,500 meters when the weather isn’t favorable for the planes which need the visibility of 5,000 or more meters to fly.

On the other hand, besides peak trekking season, spring and fall, most airlines will operate their flight to Lukla from Kathmandu directly. You don’t have to get to Manthali to catch your Lukla flight.

The primary modes of air transport in mountain region are Twin Otter and Dornier. Sometimes, due to bad weather conditions or other technical issues, flights may get cancelled or delayed to and from Lukla. In this case, we can rebook your flight for the next day. We highly recommend you to prepare ahead for unforeseen circumstances (flight delay, bad weather) and schedule a couple of extra days for the trek.

Other possible option is to charter a private full-reserved helicopter to ensure you don’t miss deadline for the trek or your international flight. The helicopter takes 5 passengers at a time, and the cost of trekking guide should be shared by trekkers respectively.

The private helicopter charter between Kathmandu and Lukla will cost you extra USD 2,500 to reserve a private helicopter in addition to the domestic flight airfare. If you want to take a helicopter on a sharing basis, it will cost you USD 500 per person. This price is applicable during emergencies or when you have given us a notice in less than 24 hours. We will try to find a cheaper option but the average rate for quick arrangement of helicopter is USD 500 per person. Please note that when you request for a helicopter in a short time (i.e. less than 24 hours) for any reason except emergencies, you will have to be in queue to use the helicopter flight. There are a limited number of helicopters and they are used in a wide range of activities in the mountains. So, please keep in mind you won’t be able to fly at your requested time quickly if you book late. The earlier you book, the earlier and on time you can use the helicopter.

If you choose to charter a helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla, it cost you extra USD 2500 in addition to domestic airfare. Similarly, the helicopter charter from Manthali to Lukla costs you extra USD 1800 in addition to domestic airfare.

Generally, a helicopter accommodates 5 passengers at a time, which means you can divide your total cost among group members. Please note that the cost of trekking guide should be shared by group members. You can make the payment later upon using services in our office via cash or credit card.

Note: Bank levies a 4% service fee for credit card payment.

Please understand that there is a possibility of Lukla flights delay/cancellation due to bad weather conditions. In such circumstances, if you choose to charter a helicopter flight, then you can claim for travel insurance, provided that your insurance policy covers helicopter rescue under flight delay/cancellation in high altitude regions. Only if you are liable for reimbursement from travel insurance company, we can support you with necessary documentation for a claim.

You can fly back to Kathmandu directly from Lukla during monsoon (June, July, and August) and winter (December, January, February). These two seasons are considered off trekking time, and Lukla flight operates to and from Kathmandu during those times.

Similarly, during peak trekking season, spring (March, April, May), and fall (September, October, November), the Lukla flights operate directly to Manthali airport. During those times, there may be some last flights returning back to Kathmandu from Lukla directly under favorable weather conditions. Usually, the flight takes place after 11 am, and depends upon available landing slots in Kathmandu. But these aren’t guaranteed earlier. As the best available options, we recommend you to fly Manthali from Lukla in peak season.

However, there is an option to take a shared helicopter (private charter is also available and is expensive). It will cost you USD 500 per person extra for both ways (USD 250 per person for one way) in addition to the trip price. This cost is available only for those who do advance booking of the helicopter flight at least one week before the trip starts. The helicopter can take 5 passengers. Your guide will inform you about the time to leave for the airport one day before. The helicopter flights are scheduled from 6 AM to 1 PM. From the Lukla airport, you will reach Kathmandu within 40 to 60 mins depending upon the weather. This is a great option as you won’t have to worry about the Manthali to Kathmandu drive which takes around 4 to 6 hours depending on the traffic. Plus, the helicopters can fly in visibility as low as 1,500 meters when the weather isn’t favorable for the planes which need the visibility of 5,000 or more meters to fly.

The weight limit is 15 kg/ 33 lbs for Lukla flight including both your duffel bag (10kg/22 lbs) and backpack (5kg/11lbs). For exceeding weight limit, you need to pay an additional USD 2-5 per Kg in the airport. So, we suggest you to pack your bag considering the luggage limits.

The following months are the best time to do Everest Base Camp trek: February, March, April, May, June, October, November, and December.

One of the most unpredictable elements of the Everest region is the weather. If you’re not properly prepared for the twists, turns and volatility of the conditions that can occur in this breathtaking region, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation. Here are some weather basics to help ensure that you come to the Himalayas as well equipped and prepared to face anything. Generally speaking, the nights are much cooler than the daytime hours in the Everest region. Many first-time trekkers are surprised to learn about the incredible range that may occur in a given day. During the day, the thermometer could reach temps as high as 25 degrees C (77 Degrees F), only to dip down as low as -20 degrees C (-4 Degrees F) in less than 24 hours. While there’s no way to know exactly what each day in the mountains will bring, the weather and temperature ranges tend to be somewhat predictable based on the month and season.

Spring – March / April / May / June

Spring happens to be one of the best times of the year to visit the Everest region, although because of this, it can become somewhat crowded. One can meet many other Everest climbers during this season and base camp is full of tents. The beautiful clear blue sky can be seen and the many different species of flowers are visible in the lower altitude. During springtime, the average temperature is 20 degrees C (68 Degrees F), with a maximum of 25 degrees C (77 Degrees F), during sunny days and a minimum of -15 degrees C (5 Degrees F), in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters.

July / August Through Mid-September is Monsoon Season

This season is not really recommended to travel as it rains in the lower altitudes, below 3500 meters. In areas above 4000 meters, it rains sometimes and although it is also sometimes dry, very few people travel during this season. There are positive sides of trekking during the monsoon months as the excess rainfall can provide ample chance to see spectacular views of the waterfall and it’s also the best season to avoid the crowds. During springtime, the average temperature is 22 degrees C (71.6 Degrees F), with a maximum of 30 degrees C (86 Degrees F), during sunny days and a minimum of -5 degrees C (23 Degrees F), in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters.

Autumn – End of September / October / November

Similar to springtime, autumn in the Everest region is also a crowded season, but it’s one of the best times to trek. While it lacks the beauty of flowers, the clear blue sky can be seen, affording incredible views from just about every angle. The average temperature during the fall is 17 degrees C (62.6 Degrees F), with a maximum temperature of 20 degrees C (68 Degrees F), during sunny days and a minimum of -15 degrees C (5 Degrees F), in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters altitude.

Winter- December/ January/ February

Winter starts from mid-December till mid-February. People still like to trek in this month due to fewer crowds. View is still good but foggy so having extra days is highly recommended during this period. The average temperature during the winter is 10 degrees C (50 Degrees F), with a maximum temperature of 17 degrees C (62.6 Degrees F), during sunny days and a minimum of -20 degrees C (-4 Degrees F), in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters altitude. The above temperature is based on the outside of the guesthouse temperature. No need to worry about the cold temperature as we provide the sleeping bag plus the extra blanket to make sure our clients are warm enough during the time of need.

The temperature rating of the sleeping bags that we provide to trekkers is about -10 degree C (14 degree Fahrenheit). Also, our guides can provide you liners or extra blankets if needed.

Our trekking guides are highly experienced, professional and well trained for higher altitude first aid training and related problems. They can measure your oxygen level in blood using oximeters and provide first aid if needed. Our guide carries medicine and first aid kit during the trek. Besides, our guides carry a cell phone and keep on updating about the trek in our head office Kathmandu every day. If you deal with sickness or accidents, our guide will accompany you throughout the trek and ensure your safety and wellness. In case of emergency, our guide will manage helicopter rescue for your medical treatment in Kathmandu. However, the cost of helicopter charter is solely bear by trekkers.

Make sure that your insurance policy covered medical expenses and emergency helicopter rescue in high altitude regions above 4,000 m; otherwise the cost is expensive in the mountain region. Only if you had purchased valid travel insurance policy that covers helicopter charter and medical evacuation, then you can claim for reimbursement with your travel insurance company. In that case, we can help you with providing documentation for your claim.

Vaccinations are not mandatory for Everest Base Camp Trek. Still, we recommend you are vaccinated against diphtheria TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus for your safety. We suggest a dental checkup prior to the trek and be aware of your blood group type. In addition, if you have any pre-existing medical conditions we recommend you to inform us during booking time or tell your trek guide before the journey.

Well, it depends on your sickness level. If you get sick in higher altitude, you need to descent at lower altitude and take rest (3-7 days) for recovery. For solo trekkers, you can discuss with your guide about your health condition and take necessary measures. For group participants, you should talk with your guide about your health condition. Depending upon your situation, our guide will put you in the next trekking group coming up in the Everest Base Camp trek. Your health matters, so you can take a rest until recovery and catch up with the next group.

Yes, we do have PAC. Everest Base Camp trek is around 5000m level, so it may not always require. Surely, we can provide PAC if necessary with additional fees on payment. Besides, you can hire oxygen cylinder from guest houses if it’s needed.

Please note: if you are using oxygen cylinder in the Everest region, it can be expensive. So make sure that you have travel insurance that covered your emergency medical expenses at higher altitude.

Yes, all our guides have received 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center in Nepal. Also, they have received high altitude first aid training and certified from Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP). Please have a look at our trekking guide profile and training certificates here.

Yes, all Ace the Himalaya’s staff are insured that includes trekking guides, cooks, Sherpa and porters. 

Well, tips/gratuity is customary in Nepal and highly appreciated. Moreover, it’s personal and a great way to show admiration for all those involved in the trek, their hard work and devotion to make your journey a pleasant one. We have seen our previous clients tipping from USD 20-1000 per person for trekking crew. In general, we suggest to spend at least 10% of the cost of the trek for tipping guides and porters.

Yes, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants. Also, we make arrangements for one person and a private trip as well. You can make inquiries about this at the time of booking.

Yes, there are so many options and choices available to extend your holiday before or after the trek. For more information, read our trip extension page.

Certainly, you can add extra days during the Everest Base Camp trek. You need to pay extra cost that includes additional cost to cover food, accommodation, guides and porters.

This option is more convenient and feasible for an individual or a private trip. On the other hand, if you are in a group, this option is limited, and often should be arranged properly. So we highly encourage you to ask us in advance or talk with your guide or trekking group members so that we will manage it accordingly.

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NOTE: Sometimes there may be slight changes in itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances that are beyond our control. For instance: last-minute change in government rules, local politics, health condition of trekkers, weather, natural disasters, flight delay/ cancellation etc. During these times, the lead trekking guide will decide the best alternative, upon considering the best interest of participants. While we do our best to minimize the effect, we are not liable for any extra cost and the inconveniences/results due to changes or delays.


Lukla flight delay/cancellation: A must Read

There are several factors such as remote geographical location, extremely short runway, increased traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport and adverse climatic conditions that result in Lukla flight delay/cancellation. Therefore, if you are trekking in Everest region, it is highly recommended to include a few extra days (minimum one or two days), so that you don’t miss your scheduled International flight in case of flight delay/cancellation.

If your regular flight between Kathmandu and Lukla gets cancelled, we can help you charter a private helicopter to ensure you are on schedule of your trip and catch your international flight. The helicopter can easily operate in visibility as low as 1,500 meters unlike the aircraft such as Twin Otter and Dornier which need the visibility of 5,000 or more meters. It will cost you extra USD 2,500 to reserve a private helicopter in addition to the domestic flight airfare. If you want to take a helicopter on a sharing basis, it will cost you USD 500 per person. This price is applicable during emergencies or when you have given us a notice in less than 24 hours. We will try to find a cheaper option but the average rate for quick arrangement of helicopter is USD 500 per person. Please note that when you request for a helicopter in a short time (i.e. less than 24 hours) for any reason except emergencies, you will have to be in queue to use the helicopter flight. There are a limited number of helicopters and they are used in a wide range of activities in the mountains. So, please keep in mind you won’t be able to fly at your requested time quickly if you book late. The earlier you book, the earlier and on time you can use the helicopter.

Moreover, we recommend you to have travel insurance that covers adventure activities over a certain altitude (4,000 m) including unfavorable circumstances such as weather delays, flight delays/cancellations, accidents and helicopter evacuation etc. In this case, we can help you with the necessary documentation for your insurance claim.

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What makes this trip different ?

Ace the Himalaya works closely with and is one of the main supporters of local NGO Sambhav Nepal. We support them in a number of ways.

Donation
Ace the Himalaya donates up to 10% of its annual revenue to Sambhav Nepal’s projects which cover regular maintenance of school buildings, constructing toilets, rebuilding earthquake-affected houses and schools, and so on.

Sponsorship
One of the major activities of Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Ace the Himalaya and its sister organizations, Ace Holidays and Ace Xpeditions.

Partnership (Volunteering Program)
The Volunteering Program, devised by Ace the Himalaya and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capital for education, health and community development in the villages of northern Gorkha district, western Nepal. After the Earthquake of April 25, 2015, the Volunteering Program’s focus has been mobilizing the volunteers in various school and house rebuilding projects in the hard-hit Gorkha district.

For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal’s website www.sambhavnepal.org

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