Everest Base Camp Trek 2022 & 2023- EBC Trek - Ace the Himalaya

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Everest Base Camp Trek – 14 Days

Enjoy an exciting journey across the Khumbu region's trails with the stunning vistas of mountain peaks and the world's highest peak, Mt. Everest.
  • 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: 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

  • Embark on a journey to the base of mighty Mt. Everest – Everest Base Camp.
  • Captivating aerial perspective views of Himalaya en route to Lukla.
  • Experience the wilderness in the vicinity of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Namche Bazaar, an entrance and a cultural hub to the Everest region
  • Immerse in the lively culture and tradition of the Sherpa community.
  • Great perspectives on the mountain range from the planet’s highest placed hotel – Hotel Everest View.
  • Serene atmosphere inside charming Tengboche Monastery.
  • Get a glance at the magnificent sight of the Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Icefall.
  • Picturesque trek to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) and Nangkartsang Peak (5, 083 m).
  • Relish your eyes with the spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and many more.

Trip Information

The Everest Base Camp trek combines the extraordinary beauty of well-organized paths with the raw, rocky aspect of the Himalayas. The Everest region, located in the lap of the mighty Himalayas, is recognized for its beautiful scenery and welcoming Sherpa people. This trek introduces you to the world’s highest peak as well as the culture and traditions of Nepal.

A 14-day journey to Everest Base Camp will take you to a height of roughly 5,500 meters. It provides panoramic views of many 8000 meters high summits. You can witness the incredible view of Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, Lobuche, and other peaks, as well as the iconic Mt. Everest itself.

The EBC trek journey begins with a breathtaking 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The trek’s entrance and finish points are both in Lukla. The journey starts along the Dudh Koshi River’s bank, passing through the Sagarmatha National Park on its way to Namche Bazaar. Namche is the main trading point in the Everest region, popularly known as an acclimatization destination.

The paths are challenging, but the beautiful scenery of verdant forests, farmland, hills, and mountains will inspire you to keep going. We will depart Namche Bazaar after a day of acclimatization and continue our trek to Tengboche. Upon arriving, we visit the renowned Tengboche Monastery. We will continue our walk to Dingboche and eventually to Lobuche from here. During the hike, you will be able to see Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and many more peaks.

On continuing the journey, we hike to Gorak Shep and walk alongside the Khumbu Glacier till we reach the EBC. The Khumbu Glacier, the world’s deepest glacier, can also be seen from the EBC camp. We’ll be back at Gorak Shep to spend the night. Our journey the next day will take us to Kala Patthar, where we can see the sunrise over Mt. Everest and other peaks. After observing the scenery for a while, we return to Gorak Shep for breakfast and relaxation before continuing our journey to Pheriche Village.

Following the same route, we head back to Tengboche, passing through the lush forests of rhododendron and juniper and hence to Namche. In the end, we hike to Lukla and get on the flight back to Kathmandu, where the EBC trek journey comes to an end.

To sum up, Everest Base Camp Trek is the greatest option for individuals who don’t want to climb the soaring Everest but still want to see the sights of the world’s highest mountain.

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Itinerary

  • Day 01 – Arrival at Kathmandu (1,400 m/4,593 ft) and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02 – Flight to Lukla (2,804 m/9,199 ft) from Kathmandu or Manthali (474 m/1,555 ft) and then trek to Phakding (2,610 m/8,563 ft) – 3 to 4 hours. Overnight at 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.
  • Day 03 – Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m/ 11,289 ft) – 5.5 to 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 04 – Acclimatization at Namche (3,441 m/ 11,289 ft). Hike to Hotel Everest View (3,880 m /12,730 ft). Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 05 – Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860 m/12,664 ft) – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 06 – Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,350 m/14,272 ft) – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 07 – Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m/16,676 ft) 4-5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
  • Day 08 – Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910 m /16,109 ft) – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 09 – Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m/17,602 ft) and then back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m/16,995 ft) – 8 to 9 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 10 – Morning Hike to Kala Patthar (5,555 m/18,225 ft) and Descend to Pheriche (4,200 m/13,780 ft) – 7 to 8 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 11 – Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m/ 11,289 ft) – 6 to 7 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 12 – Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,804 m/9,199 ft) – 6 to 7 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 13 – Flight Back to Kathmandu or Manthali from Lukla. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
    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).
  • Day 14 – Transfer to the International Airport for your 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.

Elevation Chart

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: Kathmandu (1,400 m/4,593 ft)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Not included

One of our officials will greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, upon your arrival. We will take you to the hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Then, we prepare a pre-trip meeting at the office with our trekking guide in the afternoon.

Note: If you arrive after 4 pm, there will be a briefing about the trip with our guide. It will be a short pre-trip meeting. Make sure to confirm your queries and doubts about trekking in the mountains. However, if you arrive before 4 pm, a pre-trip meeting will be organized at our office on the same day. Meet and greet with our trip guide.

Be sure to bring the necessary documents during the meeting. Two copies of passport-sized photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy are required. These documents help you acquire trekking permits and related documentation during the trek. Before the start of the trip, please clear the due balance if there are any. Moreover, sign in the legally binding trip form and non-liability disclaimer.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu or Manthali (Ramechhap) and then trek to Phakding (2,610 m/8,563 ft)

Manthali to Lukla Flight

The airport in Manthali, Ramechhap is about 4 to 5 hours away from Kathmandu. So, wake up early at 2:30 am and drive to Manthali airport on a shared tourist vehicle. Afterward, reach Lukla on 20 minutes flight. Manthali to Lukla flight is relevant during peak trekking months.

Kathmandu to Lukla Flight

Get up early, around 5 to 6 am. Our staff will escort you to the airport’s domestic terminal, Kathmandu. Board on a flight to Lukla. The flight takes about 35 minutes. Kathmandu to Lukla flight is relevant during the off-season of trekking.

Helicopter Option

Rather than a plane trip to Lukla, there is a choice to take a helicopter. A booked private helicopter can be sorted out at an additional expense of USD 2,500 for one way separated from the flight expense between Kathmandu and Lukla. Similarly, the helicopter charter from Manthali to Lukla costs you extra USD 1800 for one way flight. The seat limit is five. Meaning you will be sharing the cost with your fellow passengers. Sometimes, if you are lucky, the cost can get cheaper if there are passengers sharing the cost for both ways. We can give more information at the time of booking.

Prepare your things and luggage for the trek the day before the flight. So that you don’t leave your things while in a hurry. You’ll be arriving at the Tenzing Hillary Airport early in the morning. Soon after, have a delightful breakfast in Lukla. Porters are assigned to carry your luggage. For every two clients, one porter is assigned.

Today we’ll be starting our trekking to Phakding. The trail is straightforward. We head out of Lukla and advance to the Dudh Koshi River with a downhill hike. This route connects to the Namche Bazaar trail, situated just above Chaurikharka (2,713 m). Moving further ahead, we come across a small village called Ghat. After a brisk hike, we arrive at Phakding.

Overnight in Phakding.

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Trek Duration: 5.5-6/5 hrs

Maximum Altitude: Namche Bazaar (3,441 m/11,289 ft)

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The trek commences after breakfast, following the trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River while traversing suspension bridges along the way. On hiking for a while, we come upon Sagarmatha National Park and go through an entry permit verification in the Everest region. As the trek advances, we ascend a steep climb with astonishing perspectives on majestic Himalayas, splashing glacial rivers, multi-coloured prayer flags, and sacred mani stones. Ultimately, we arrive in the charming Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Acclimatization at Namche

Duration: 4-5 hrs

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Trekking in the higher elevations can lead to altitude sickness and other severe illnesses. That is why it is a must to acclimate to the increasing elevation. The initial acclimatization in the Everest Base Camp Trek is scheduled in Namche Bazaar. It is the main trading center in the Everet Region, run by the Sherpa people. Here you can purchase various things such as trekking gear and equipment, local handicrafts, as well as find accommodations like hotels and guest houses.

On this day, we acclimate at Namche Bazaar by hiking nearby destinations. We make our way to Sherpa Cultural Museum and thus discover the history and culture of the Sherpa community. Afterward, we rise to Syanboche Airport (the highest altitude airport in Nepal) and Hotel Everest View (the highest placed hotel on the planet). The gorgeous vistas of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other peaks from the place are rejuvenating.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs

Maximum Altitude: Tengboche (3,860 m/12,664 ft)

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The trail to Tengboche is exhausting with bumpy and stony routes. The route is a little descend at the beginning, and more ascends later.

Begin the trek advancing beside the Dudh Koshi River. Witness the enchanting sight of the mountains along the way. Advance to Phungi Thenga, passing through lovely rhododendron forest. On moving further, you arrive at Tengboche with an astonishing view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Nuptse. The stunning views of lush rhododendron forest, glacier, rivers, and monasteries along the trek is rewarding.

After arriving in Tengboche, we travel to the Tengboche monastery and observe Lamas performing a prayer ceremony either in the morning or evening. The astonishing views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Kwangde, and plenty of other peaks can be seen from the monastery.

Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs

Maximum Altitude: Dingboche (4,350 m/14,272 ft)

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After spending a night in Tengboche, we head for Dingboche in the early hours. The trek moves on to Deboche through the alpine forest, and we cross Imja Khola via a suspension bridge. On the way, we come across a wall inscribed with stones. On moving further ahead, you’ll be rewarded with a captivating view of Ama Dablam. After then, we ascend to the village of Pangboche and follow the trails leading to Imja Valley. At long last, we reach Dingboche village after making an ascent. 

Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 07: Acclimatization Day: Hike to Nangkartsang Peak

Trek Duration: 4-5 hrs

Maximum Altitude: Nangkartsang Peak (5,083 m/16,676 ft)

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After acclimating for the first time at Namche, we will have a rest day today. Adapting to the increasing altitude and changing environment is essential for the human body in order to prevent altitude sickness.

Today we acclimate by making a hike to Nangkartsang peak. The view of Ama Dablam from the peak is awe-inspiring. Soon enough, we retrace our way back from the peak and roam around the village. Instead of roaming around the village, you can relax during your leisure time.

Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs

Maximum Altitude: Lobuche (4,910 m/16,109 ft)

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On this day, we leave for Lobuche by doing a gentle climb to Thukla. From this point, you’ll be stunned by the splendid sight of Taboche and Cholatse. Moving further ahead, we pass through the route to the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and stone memorials. These stone memorials are made in the memory of the departed souls of climbers, adorned by the colorful prayer flags. After a brisk hike, we arrive in Lobuche village. The massive mountain vistas of Nuptse, Lobuche, and Pumori can be seen from the village.

Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp and then back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m/16,995 ft)

Trek Duration: 8-9 hrs

Maximum Altitude: Everest Base Camp (5,365 m/17,602 ft)

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today there are two sections of the trek. First, the trail follows the route to Gorak Shep and then to Everest Base Camp.

After having breakfast, we leave Lobuche hiking along the Khumbu glacier while enjoying the magnificent view of Mt. Nuptse. Soon enough, we reach the village of Gorak Shep. From this point, we continue our trek all the way to Everest Base Camp. The trails ahead are challenging as the pathways consist of rugged rocky terrains. The captivating view of Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall along the way awestruck you.

Once we reach the base camp, you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbutse, etc. It’s a great feeling to be present in the lap of the world’s highest mountain. In addition, we encounter the expedition team and climbers mainly during peak seasons. For the overnight stay, we retrace the path to Gorak Shep.

Overnight in Gorak Shep.

Day 10: Morning Hike to Kala Patthar and Descend to Pheriche (4,200 m/13,780 ft)

Trek Duration: 7-8 hrs

Maximum Altitude: Kala Patthar (5,555 m/18,225 ft)

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On this day, we hike to the highest point of the Everest Base Camp Trek, Kala Patthar. The hike begins early in the morning with the breathtaking sunrise view piercing the skies over the giant mountains. Kala Patthar is an outstanding vantage point for the incredible view of Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and Mount Everest itself.

Embrace every moment of joy and sensational feelings that you experience while being in the lap of Mount Everest. After enjoying quality time, we make our way down to Gorak Shep and hence resume our trek following the route connecting Pheriche village.

Overnight in Pheriche.

Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Trek Duration: 7-8 hrs

Maximum Altitude: Namche Bazaar (3,441 m/ 11,289 ft)

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After a hearty breakfast, we move down to Namche, hiking through the path we had taken earlier. As the trek progresses, we come across Pangboche village, following Tengboche village. Hereafter, we cross a suspension bridge and enter the forest trail. Eventually, we arrived in Namche Bazaar.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs

Maximum Altitude: Lukla (2,804 m/ 9,199 ft)

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The entire trekking venture of the Everest Base Camp Trek halts as of today once we reach Lukla. We leave Namche Bazaar for Lukla after a delightful breakfast through the same path. Since this is your last day in the Everest region, take a walk around the village. Enjoy and celebrate the lifelong moments made along trails of the region.

Overnight in Lukla.

Day 13: Flight back to Kathmandu or Manthali (Ramechhap) from Lukla

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Flight to Manthali

The flight from Lukla to Manthali is 20 minutes flight. After that, it is about a 4 to 6 hours’ drive to Kathmandu. You’ll be transferred to the hotel on a shared tourist vehicle. It is relevant for peak trekking season from March to November.

Flight to Kathmandu

The flight to Lukla takes about 35 minutes. After arriving at the airport, you will be transferred to a hotel via a shared tourist vehicle. It is relevant for the months except for peak trekking months.

Helicopter Option

Rather than a plane back, there is a choice to take a helicopter. A booked private helicopter can be sorted out at an additional expense of USD 2,500 for one way separated from the flight expense between Kathmandu and Lukla. Similarly, the helicopter charter from Manthali to Lukla costs you extra USD 1800 for one way flight. The seat limit is five. Meaning you will be sharing the cost with your fellow passengers. Sometimes, if you are lucky, the cost can get cheaper if there are passengers sharing the cost for both ways. We can give more information at the time of booking.

If you think of spending more time in Nepal, then we offer exciting trips to the popular destinations in Nepal. Pokhara tour, Chitwan National Park, Kathmandu Cultural Heritage Tours, etc., are some of our popular Nepal trips. Besides, we also provide outbound tours to Tibet, India, or Bhutan.

You will be served a farewell dinner in a fine restaurant.

 Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Transfer to the International Airport for your Final Departure

Meals: Breakfast

It’s the end of our exciting journey in the Everest region! Today we conclude our 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek. One of our airport representatives will accompany you to the International Airport for your flight back home. We bid you farewell, expecting you’ll travel to Nepal again.

NOTE: Our standard itinerary might differ slightly due to unpredictable happenings and events out of our reach. Various factors such as flight cancellation/delay, unfavorable weather, natural calamities, newly implemented government rules, political affairs, trekker’s health condition, etc., are the leading cause. Analyzing the situation and prospects, the trekking resumes as much as possible based on the best alternatives. In these times, we look for your cooperation and adjustment.

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Price Includes

  • All (international and domestic) airport transfers on tourist vehicle.

  • Twin-sharing/double accommodation in a 3-star hotel for 2 nights in Kathmandu as per breakfast basis (Private room accommodation can be organized at an extra cost)

  • Standard meals (11 breakfasts, 11 lunches, and 11 dinners) during the trekking days.

  • Ace the Himalaya's licensed and experienced English-speaking guide

  • Permits regarding Sagarmatha/Everest National Park and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System)

  • Porters during the trek for carrying the luggage (1 porter for every 2 clients)

  • Wages, accommodation, meals, gear, insurance, and medications for all staff

  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu/Manthali and Lukla (A private or shared helicopter is available between Kathmandu and Lukla for an extra cost)

  • 1 Ace the Himalaya’s duffel/kit bag, trekking map, sun hat and trip completion certificate

  • A farewell supper on the last night in Nepal

  • All administrative expenses and government taxes

Price Does not Include

  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu

  • International flight fare and airport departure tax

  • Any sorts of beverages including bottle and boiled water

  • Travel insurance along with high-altitude emergency evacuation coverage

  • Tips to trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected; it is recommended to spend 10% of your trip price for tipping)

  • Nepal Entry Visa (Visa can be acquired easily after your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu with a fee of USD 50 for 30 days visa and USD 125 for 90 days visa)

  • Personal Trekking gear and equipment

  • Any expenses other than the Price Include section

The essential trekking gears and equipment required during the trek are mentioned under the following points:

General

  • A sleeping bag that withstands all seasons (For every bag at USD 35, you can rent it from us for the duration of the trek.)
  • Duffel bag (We will give you a free duffel bag that is all yours and don’t need to be returned.)
  • Down jacket (For USD 35 per jacket, you can rent it from us for the duration of the walk.)
  • Daypack

Upper Body

  • Sun hat or cap (We will give you a free Ace the Himalaya cap that is all yours and doesn’t need to be returned.)
  • Woolen hat
  • UV protection sun hat
  • Mufflers
  • Headlamp

Main Body

  • Thermal wears
  • T-shirts
  • Fabric jacket (Wind/waterproof)
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Fabricated sports bras (for females)

Lower Body

  • Thermal bottoms
  • Normal pants
  • Trousers (Wind/waterproof)
  • Trekking pants (soft shell and hard shell)
  • Hiking shorts

Hand

  • Smartwool liner gloves
  • Hardshell gloves

Feet

  • Warm socks
  • Liner socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Casual shoes
  • Gaiters (for extreme cold)

Note: The number of each piece of trekking gear and equipment is determined by each trekker’s clothing habits and demands.

First Aid Kits and Medications

(Note: Guides assigned by Ace the Himalaya carry medications and first aid kits during the trek. However, personal kits and medications are highly recommended.)

  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Bandages
  • 125 or 250 mg Acetazolamide tablets for altitude sickness
  • Painkiller tablets
  • Pepto Bismol for indigestion or diarrhea

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport
  • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Toiletry kits
  • Water purification tablets
  • Enduring bags for carrying important documents and money
  • Airline tickets (Please leave a copy at our office in Kathmandu just in case. It can be useful if there is a change in the date of the flight.)

Optional

  • Powerbank or extra batteries
  • Cameras and mobile phones
  • Binoculars
  • Pee bottle
  • Trekking sticks
  • Whistleblower

The list mentioned above makes your trekking journey convenient and pleasant. You can purchase these gear and equipment after arriving in Nepal. There is a wide range of trekking gear to buy at various stores in Thamel at a decent price. For selecting the gears, you can buy from your preferred brands.

Note

  • 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.

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.

Ace has experienced history of running successful treks with skilled guides and staff taking care of all your travel needs. We are a certified sustainable travel operator who also believes in giving pack to the community through various social projects. Here’s more to why you should trek with Ace the Himalaya.

Indeed, Nepal is entirely open. There are no limitations for making a trip to Nepal, assuming one is completely vaccinated. You can easily enter Nepal, get on-arrival visa with no quarantine whatsoever. Do visit Covid-19 travel protocols 2022 for more information.

  • A vaccination certificate/card with information on the entire dose of COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days before entering Nepal.
  • A copy of the online form (ccmc.gov.np) for international travelers’.
  • Negative RT-PCR test results not older than 72 hours are required for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated tourists.
  • PCR isn’t mandatory for fully vaccinated travelers. However, check with your airlines and transit country if it’s a requirement at their end.

We advise you to take a look at the Nepal immigration site for the most up-to-date information.

  • Two passport-sized photos (2×2 inch)
  • A copy of your international flight ticket
  • A copy of travel insurance

Yes, you can trek to EBC without using a guide. However, a guide is for keeping you safe and consistent in an unfamiliar area when the going gets tough. Our trek guides are licensed and knowledgeable. Our clients frequently comment on how much fun they had on their vacation since their guide played a key role in making it excellent.

Yes, all our guides can speak English. The guides we assign during the trek can all communicate in good speaking English without a doubt. They’ll tell you about the mountains’ wonderful legends, folklore, and myths. Furthermore, the guides will assist you in interacting with the locals.

The most encouraging seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek are autumn (Mid-September to November) and spring (March to early June). Kindly keep in mind that this trek is feasible the entire year around and we can organize it whenever you demand. However, we generally suggest doing this trek in the previously mentioned months and keep away from rainstorm season (July and August).

The weather in the Everest region is one of the most unforeseeable aspects. It might rain one moment while you could be greeted with sunshine the next. While fogs can hinder the amazing views of Himalayas, it also calls for chilly weather during the hike. Every beginner trekker is astonished to find out about the inconceivable reach that might happen on a given day. Taking everything into account, the night hours are a lot cooler than the daytime hours in the Everest region. During the day, the temperature can range as high as 25°C (77°F), just to plunge down as low as – 20°C (- 4°F) in under 24 hours. While it’s basically impossible to foretell what each day in the mountains will bring, weather and temperature ranges are generally predictable based on the month and season.

Spring – March/April/May/June

Spring is probably the ideal time to travel to the Everest, in spite of the fact that along these lines, it can turn out to be to quite congested. One can meet numerous other Everest climbers during this season and the base camp is brimming with tents. The wonderful clear blue sky should be visible and the various types of blossom are noticeable in the lower elevation. During springtime, the normal temperature is 20°C (68°F), with a limit of 25°C (77°F) during bright days and at least – 15°C (5°F) in the first part of the day and around night time for regions over 4000 meters.

Monsoon season – July/August through Mid-September

This season isn’t precisely prescribed to go as it downpours with rain in the lower heights, under 3500 meters. In regions over 4000 meters, it rains here and there, and even though it can be dry once in a while, not very many individuals travel during this season. There are certain advantages to hiking during the monsoon months, such as the increased probability of seeing stunning views of the waterfall and the best season to avoid crowds. During the monsoon, the normal temperature is 22°C (71.6°F), with a limit of 30°C (86°F) during bright days and at least – 5°C (23°F) in the first part of the day and around night time for regions over 4000 meters.

Autumn – End of September/October/November

Autumn, like spring, in the Everest region is likewise a packed season. However, it’s probably the best chance to travel. While it comes up short on the magnificence of blossoms, the beautiful blue sky should be visible, providing incredible vistas from nearly every point. The normal temperature throughout the autumn is 17°C (62.6°F), with a most extreme temp of 20°C (68°F) during radiant days and at least – 15°C (5°F ) in the first part of the day and around night time, for regions over 4000 meters elevation.

Winter – December/January/February

Individuals actually prefer to travel in winter because of less masses. The view is still great, however hazy, so having additional days is strongly suggested during this period. The normal temperature throughout the colder time of year is 10°C (50°F), with the greatest temp of 17°C (62.6°F) during bright days and at least – 20°C (- 4°F) on the first part of the day and around evening time, for regions over 4000 meters height. Don’t bother agonizing over the cool temperature as we give the sleeping bag in addition to the additional blanket to ensure our clients are warm enough during the period of scarcity.

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

Yes, the authority at the airport provides the visa for Nepal upon your arrival at the airport. It costs USD 30 for 15 days tourist visa, including numerous entries. Likewise, for 30 days and 90 days, a tourist visa costs USD 50 and 125, including numerous entries. It is suggested that you carry cash for easy payment of visa fee to save time as digital payment isn’t reliable most of the time.

Our staff will be waiting for you outside the airport terminal with our signboard (Ace the Himalaya). After that, you’ll be accompanied to a hotel in a private tourist vehicle.

By and large, USD 15 to 20 for each individual will be enough for a day. This is to purchase water, tea/espresso, snacks and hot showers up in the mountains and for lunch or supper in Kathmandu. Apart from this, you can carry extra cash if you wish to buy souvenirs and want to purchase local Nepali products.

Cash (Nepalese Rupees) is favored more than charge cards while trekking in the mountain region. Thus, trading your cash into Nepali Rupees in Kathmandu before the beginning of the trek would be ideal. There are ATMs up to Namche Bazaar. However, we don’t prescribe you to depend on them. Moreover, the currency conversion scale is larger in Namche than in Kathmandu.

Your trip is confirmed after a 30% deposit payment while booking. The remaining can be paid upon your arrival at Kathmandu or cleared before arrival itself. US cash and credit cards (Visa, Master and American Express) are accepted.

You can make payments via US cash and credit cards. Remember that a 4% bank fee is charged while making card payments. Thus, we encourage you to pay with USD cash if you are planning to pay in Kathmandu as it would save your 4% card fee that goes to the bank. It is recommended you pay with US 50 or 100 dollar bills as it also helps you carry less cash than if you used USD 10 or 20. Please note that the cash should not be old, crumpled, torn, anything written and older than 2009 series.   

Previous trekking experience is not required if you are physically healthy and have enough passion for the trek.

It is highly doable for a female to trek alone in Nepal. Nepal is usually regarded as a safe nation for female visitors traveling alone. It is entirely safe for a solo woman to trek with Ace the Himalaya on any of our treks.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is challenging due to the altitude and long duration of the trek. It is a strenuous journey that comprises of walking 5 to 8 hours a day. Find more details here: How difficult is EBC Trek?

The average walking speed for a reasonably fit person is 4 kilometers per hour. At higher elevations, it is highly recommended that you walk slowly as you will be trekking long hours for about two weeks.

For trekking, you must prepare your body to walk over uneven, hilly landscapes while carrying a backpack. Walking, jogging, cycling and going for long distance hikes are all good ways to exercise. You should workout for at least one hour three to four times a week for at least 1 or 2 months before trekking.

If you have any health issues related to breathing, stamina, flexibility, or strength, then it is highly recommended to consult with a physician prior to booking your trip. Else, you should be able to do it if you are physically healthy and active. If you are physically inactive, you can include walking, jogging, cycling on your workout routine for at least 1 to 2 months prior to the trek.

The weight limit for the Lukla flight is 15 kg (33 pounds), considering your duffel bag and daypack. You can pay an additional USD 2 to USD 5 per kg if your daypack exceeds the weight limit. However, sometimes the baggage allowance is not given despite the additional pay. Therefore, we recommend you pack under the 15 kg weight limit.

After making the full deposit, one of our staff from the sales team will email you for further processing that requires your passport copy, flight details and provide you with additional trip information to assist you in planning. Then your EBC trek can commence from Kathmandu.

Travel insurance assists you in dealing with various cases. In case of severe illness at higher altitudes or injury, the insurance plan offers coverage for emergency helicopter evacuation, which can be very costly without obtaining insurance. Similarly, the insurance is appropriate for covering extra charges upon flight delay/cancellation due to weather conditions, medical expense, theft, loss, and damage to your belongings during the trip.

You can find the necessary items to pack for the trek on the Equipment tab of Everest Base Camp Trek. Accordingly, you can bring your personal trekking gear and equipment. Otherwise, the gear and equipment can be bought or rented upon your arrival in Kathmandu.

Yes, we do provide sleeping bags or down jackets for rent at a cost of USD 35 each. Do let us know before initiating the trek and we shall provide it before proceeding to Lukla.

We’ll arrange for a porter to carry your luggage. The maximum weight that porters can safely carry is 30kg, and each porter is assigned to two people. We also provide you with a free duffel bag of 70 to 80 liter capacity.

The trek requires a backpack with a 40-liter capacity. Wider straps and hip belts are included to assist you in carrying weight evenly and reduce pain.

Make sure you bring certified copies of your passport, insurance papers, and other essential items in your carry on during your flight. Similarly, if you need to take medications on a daily basis, keep them in your daypack with your other essential possessions.  You can also store other non-trekking essentials in the office of Ace the Himalaya.

In Kathmandu, three-star hotels with fitting rooms are at your administration alongside breakfast and dinners. We use Hotel Thamel House, Gaju Suite Hotel, Hotel Jampa or a comparable class lodging in Kathmandu. Simultaneously, teahouses with clean rooms are accessible during the journey. Teahouses in EBC 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 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.

You can buy toilet paper in the guesthouses during the trek. Besides that, you need to bring personal toiletries such as towels, hand sanitizers and so on. 

There are toilet facilities in the teahouses/lodges during the trek. However, in the event of a crisis, when you are on the path, travelers can track down private spots.

Multiple meal choices are available in the guesthouses along the walk. To name some, we have options like common daal bhat (rice and lentil), bread, eggs, potatoes, noodles, soup, pasta, and pastries like hotcakes, rice pudding, fruity desserts, and so on. The menu generally has vegetarian options as we support eating vegan during the trip. You will find a great deal of garlic on the menu since it helps with acclimatization. You can continuously get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks and sodas and deals with like chocolate and crisps.

Most of the teahouses in the mountains offer vegetarian meals. So, being a vegetarian or even vegan is not a problem. Moreover, vegetarian meals are preferable to avoid food poisoning and indigestion. 

Indeed, the guesthouses follow international guidelines while setting up the food and serve you clean, protected, and warm meals.

Natural spring water or tap water is found plenty along the trek and guesthouses. You can also use purification tablets or iodine for pure and safe drinking water which you can buy in Kathmandu. It is suggested you carry a water bottle that can hold cold as well as hot water and a hydration pack that shall assist you in quick hydration during hiking. Nevertheless, bottled mineral water is available all over the shops and lodges in the trek. However, we discourage use of such plastic bottles that contributes to plastic pollution in land.

Yes, teahouses do provide hot boiled water upon extra charge of USD 2 to 5 per liter. The cost varies with increase in price with the gaining altitude.

Hot showers are available at lower altitudes up to Namche Bazaar. You need to wash from a pail of warm water at higher elevations at the same time. Based on the elevations, it costs you an additional charge of USD 5 to USD 8 for each shower during the trip.

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, you can charge your equipment during the trek with some service charges. Two pins and three pins adaptors are highly recommended. So, you need to bring these adaptors or purchase them while you are in Kathmandu. 

We provide licensed trekking guides with fluent English. Our guides are certified by the Hotel Management and Tourism Center after receiving 45 days of training. Similarly, the guides receive high altitudes training from Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP). 

Our guides are well trained and certified regarding first aid. Throughout the journey, our guides will inspect your fitness and your oxygen level using an oximeter to resume the trek. Our head office receives continuous updates on your condition and location through the guides. Even at places with low phone signals, your situation will be updated through a satellite phone during emergency situations.

We allocate one guide as long as the group gathering size is under 8. When there are at least 8 clients, we allot an associate guide. As per the size of the group, we may add more guides or divide it into sub-groups.

We give one porter to each two clients. Two clients’ duffel bags will be carried by one porter along these lines. Their weight limit is 30kg; 15k for every client. Assuming you like to have one porter to convey all your stuff, we can make this course of action at an additional expense.

Our Company insures all our trekking staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpa and porters. Please browse through our legal documents page to view insurance details.

  • COVID-19 vaccination (Negative PCR report in case of unvaccinated travelers.)
  • A dental checkup
  • Blood group information

It would help if you informed us before the trek in case your initial medical condition can be inconvenient during the trek. Ace the Himalaya retains your medical condition confidential.

The continual of the trek depends upon your health condition. If you suffer from altitude sickness, you need to head down to a lower altitude. It takes three days to a week to recover. In group trekking, you need to discuss with your guide and catch the group accordingly. However, you’ll be bound by time. If you are on a private trek, you’ll have a bit of an advantage. 

Yes, we have a portable altitude chamber in case of an emergency. Nonetheless, it is not essential to carry during the trek.

Yes. Guest houses specially at higher elevation such as Lobuche and Gorak Shep offer oxygen supply at an extra cost if needed. The cost of such oxygen can be high due to which, we recommend having travel insurance so they can reimburse you later. We also provide you oxygen at an extra cost of USD 150 that you can use in case of need throughout the trek duration.

Altitude sickness is a high possibility during the EBC trek. With a drop in oxygen level, the air at higher elevations becomes thinner. The acclimatization method is appropriate to avoid altitude sickness and slow climbs are recommended at higher elevations. Along the trek, you’ll be assisted by our professional guides in recognizing and preventing altitude sickness. 

The most necessary item for this trek is trekking boots. Invest in a durable and comfortable pair, preferably with Gore-Tex lining. Boots that provide ankle support on rough ground and allow you to use your stiff edges on hilly or slick terrain are vital. They also prevent water, dust, and stones from entering via the top edge.

Even when the sun isn’t shining, sun protection is essential. UV rays are reflected by the snow and the harshness of the sun will damage your skin before you notice it at high elevations. Therefore, proper clothing and sunblock are a must. Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, clothes, etc. are vital for sun protection.

A notice should be provided 20 days before the trip start date in case of cancellation. The trip is claimed to be cancelled based on justifiable reasons. In doing so, 30% of the trip payment is deducted from the advance payment. 

However, the trip amount is entirely non-refundable if the cancellation is not made before the 20 days as per our terms and conditions.

For submitting a claim to your insurance company after the cancellation, we can assist regarding documentation purposes like money receipt. Refund will not be provided for unused accommodation in case of trip cancellation caused by personal reasons/sickness/weather. 

More information about our cancellation policy can be found in our Terms and Conditions

Tipping is expected. Your gratitude towards the trek guide and porters would be appreciated. You can tip your trekking guides and porters based on your satisfaction and enjoyment.

Assuming you find it hard to choose, we suggest you spend at least 10% of your total trek cost tipping the whole nearby staff. During our pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu, you’ll be likewise educated about the proportion of tipping guides and porters based on your group size.

Of course, there is. The guides convey local SIMs, so you can utilize their cell phones as needs be impart and pay them. Assuming you have brought your cell phone, you can undoubtedly get a nearby SIM and use it. There is likewise accessibility of paid web in every one of the towns where you will stop for the time being. The web speed isn’t relatively as quick as in the city; however, it is to the point of sending emails and chat messages to your loved ones. We utilize satellite telephones as well, yet it’s for crisis circumstances only.

For internet usage, the Everest region has a network “Everest Link” which can be bought as a scratch coupon that costs around NPR 600-800(USD 5-7) for 6GB that can be used at one destination of stay or you can pay NPR 2500(USD 21) for 10GB data that can be used at most of the region that has access to Everest link. The data is valid for one device only. Some tea houses will have internet access and offer Wi-Fi hotspots at a charge. These are usually unreliable and not all tea houses will have connections, so it is rather recommended purchasing Everest Link or a 3G/4G sim card to use for the duration of your journey.

It does not cost an extra amount even if you are a solo traveler. You will only be charged an extra amount if you’ve signed up for a personal trek or reschedule the trekking date differently from our standard trekking dates.

Sometimes, trekkers do not finish the trek due to health or personal reasons. In this case, please understand that we do not offer any refunds for purchased services or unused days on the trek. Our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides, porters, trekking permits, all the booked logistic in advance for the time they have committed.

If there are any, you will be allocated to one of the trekking groups. The details of the personal data of your group members cannot be disclosed. However, feel free to contact us if you have queries about other trekkers in the group and we shall give you a general idea on age groups, nationality and sex of your group members. Chances are you will be trekking with others unless you have booked a private trip.

You can extend your trekking trip with an extra cost that makes up for guides, porters, food and accommodation. The arrangements will be made when we get updates from your guide. This condition is applicable smoothly for a private or a solo trip as the itinerary can be easily adjusted. In contrast, the addition of extra days is bounded by time in case you are in a group. Therefore, discuss with your group and guide, and thus the changes can be made consequently. 

Yes, you can extend your holiday. Ace the Himalaya offers many options and alternatives for your holiday extension. For more information, you can visit our trip Ace Special and Day trips pages.

Yes, you have to book your own international flights. We are a local agency, and it would cost you altogether higher to book through us.

We utilize private traveler vehicles for touring, city visits, and pickups. Based on the gathering size, we use cars, minibus, vans, or on the other hand, 4WD SUVs, more flexibility in going along the restricted and uneven streets of Nepal. For domestic flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu), we use Sita Air, Tara Air, and Summit Air.

The flight to Lukla depends on the trekking season. During peak trekking seasons, the traffic in Kathmandu airport is overcrowded. So, the flight to Lukla takes off from Manthali airport, Ramechap district. But during the off-season, you can take a flight to Lukla directly from Kathmandu airport.

You can reach Manthali airport by travelling in a vehicle on the roads. The journey is about 4 to 5 hours (depending upon traffic) by road.

Usually, some airlines companies provide 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 vehicle to reach Manthali airport.

To catch your Lukla flights, you should travel to Manthali early in the morning around 2 to 3 am from Kathmandu. Likewise, if your flight is scheduled very early in the morning, then you have to travel to Manthali one day prior the flight day and stay overnight there. More information will be shared 2-3 weeks prior to your arrival at Kathmandu.

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

Generally, vehicles such as Toyota Hiace, Mahindra Scorpio etc. are used extensively for shuttle services between Kathmandu and Manthali. Though the roads to Manthali are uneven, inclined and twisted; the transportation conveniences provided would remain comfortable and satisfactory along the journey.

The direct flight to Kathmandu from Lukla depends on the trekking season. The direct flight may not be possible during peak trekking season (March, April, May, from mid September, October, November and till mid December) due to heavy air traffic in Kathmandu. Therefore, the flight takes off directly to Manthali airport, Ramechhap.

Unexpected events such as bad weather condition is one of the major reasons for Lukla flight delay and cancellation. Other reasons can include congested traffic in Kathmandu Airport, unmanaged runway, topographical difficulties, etc., that can cause the flight delay/cancellation.

A helicopter flight is accessible as an option in the event of delay or cancellation. This assists with getting your planned flight and getting on your international flight. The helicopter trip to Lukla is gainful in contrast with an air flight.

A booked private helicopter can be sorted out at an additional expense of USD 2,500 for one way separated from the flight expense between Kathmandu and Lukla. Similarly, the helicopter charter from Manthali to Lukla costs you extra USD 1800 for one way flight.

The seat limit is five. Meaning you will be sharing the cost with your fellow passengers. Sometimes, if you are lucky, the cost can get cheaper if there are passengers sharing the cost for both ways. We can give more information at the time of booking.

Assuming the five passenger weight limit of 80kg and a baggage limit of 15kg each, with a captain on board, the helicopter carries 475 to 575 kg on a single heli-flight.

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Please Read: Lukla to Manthali (Ramechhap) Airport Flight Operation

Air traffic expansions in the Kathmandu air terminal are seen during peak trekking seasons (March to June and September to November). Along these lines, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal had executed an answer for all trips to Lukla from the Manthali air terminal in Ramechhap district rather than Kathmandu. Subsequently, all adventurers visiting the Everest locale needed to take a drive to Manthali for 4 to 5 hours and afterward simply fly to Lukla. It was what was happening while at the same time getting back from the journey. This Manthali-Lukla flight activity started from the pinnacle trekking month of March 2019 and went on until mid 2020. For the time being, all trips to Lukla work from Kathmandu however before very long, this could change and the Manthali-Lukla flight could continue. We shall notify you right away assuming there are any new reports in regards to this. The change could influence the scheduled itinerary.

Flight Delay/Cancellation to Lukla: Please Read

Unpleasant weather conditions, congested traffic in Kathmandu Airport, unmanaged runway, topographical difficulties, etc., are the significant reasons for Lukla flight delay/cancellation. Therefore, if you intend on trekking in the land of the Everest region, arranging additional one or two days in your trip is highly preferable. This will help in case of flight delay/cancellation and thus board on the pre-planned International flight.

A helicopter flight is accessible as an option in the event of delay or cancellation. This assists with getting your planned flight and getting on your global flight. The helicopter trip to Lukla is gainful in contrast with an air flight. This is on the grounds that the helicopter flight can fly at a low degree of 1,500 m perceivability during the troublesome climate. Running against the norm, a plane requires perceivability of 5,000 m or more. A booked private helicopter can be sorted out at an additional expense of USD 2,500 for one way separated from the flight expense between Kathmandu and Lukla. Similarly, the helicopter charter from Manthali to Lukla costs you extra USD 1800 for one way flight. The seat limit is five. Meaning you will be sharing the cost with your fellow passengers. Sometimes, if you are lucky, the cost can get cheaper if there are passengers sharing the cost for both ways. We can give more information at the time of booking.

Aside from these, strongly prescribed to carry travel insurance that compensates for circumstances like emergency departure activity, accidents, catastrophes, flight delay/cancellation, and so forth. We ensure to help you with the necessary paperwork for filing an insurance claim.

What makes this trip different ?

Partnership with Sambhav Nepal:

  • Ace the Himalaya provides logistics to the projects of Sambhav Nepal (local NGO) at free of cost; making financial contributions to Sambhav Nepal’s projects when needed.
  • Ace the Himalaya collaborates with Sambhav Nepal to organize volunteer programs to bring international volunteers and utilize their energy, time and skills in various projects.

Sustainability and Responsible Tourism:

  • Ace the Himalaya is one of the few Travelife Partner companies in Nepal who follows the principles of sustainability in tourism. We believe in running responsible trips in socially and environmentally friendly manners leaving as little carbon footprint as possible in the Himalayas.
  • About 80% of the staff of Ace the Himalaya are from the regions where we organize our trips. This is one of our sustainable and responsible efforts to give back to the communities, contribute to local economies and support local life and cultures.

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