Everest View Luxury Trek – 11 Days
- Trip Code: ATH15303
- Country: Nepal
- Duration: 11 Days
- Trip Level: DemandingBetween Moderate to Strenuous trip at an altitude up to 4,000m with side trips to higher elevations. This is classified as ill-defined trails, away from major settlements. Considered to be harder therefore preparation for fitness and good health conditions are essential.
- Max Altitude: 3445 m (11302 ft)
- Activity: Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking
- Starts at: Kathmandu
- Ends at: Kathmandu
- Trip Route:
- Best Season: February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December
- Luxurious itinerary.
- Explore the culturally rich World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley.
- Scenic Mountain flights to and from Lukla.
- Visiting Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Sherpas.
- Scenic and panoramic views of the mountains from Everest View Hotel.
- Impressive view of the highest peak of the world.
- Get acquainted with the mountain people in the heart of Himalayas.
- Accommodation at 5 Star Hotels in Kathmandu
- Accommodation in luxurious guesthouse and lodges during the trek.
- Witness the beauty of natural Nepal and observe the beautiful culture we possess within a few days.
Everest View Luxury Trek is a short trek that is not too strenuous and is a comfortable trip. The accommodation will be easy, comfortable, warm and best that we can offer. The stay at Kathmandu will be at 5 Star Hotels such as Hyatt Regency, Radisson Hotel, Soaltee Crowne Plaza etc. and the stay during the trek will be at luxurious guesthouses such as Yeti Mountain Home and Everest Summit Lodge. This trek takes good care of all our guests for their convenience, coziness and luxury.
This trek gives you an opportunity to look at the Himalayas much closely and lets you experience the beautiful panoramic views of the glossy mountains. The trek begins from Lukla, a Sherpa settlement known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’. Following your experienced guide, trek through the valley of Dudh Koshi to Namche Bazar. Namche, a bustling trading hub filled with upscale mountain lodges, bakeries, shops and internet cafes, resembles an amphitheater carved on the sides of the mountains.
On the second and third day after your arrival, you will be able to visit and explore the ancient historical and religious sites situated at the three cities of Kathmandu Valley; Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. You will get to see the authentic Newari culture, the palaces of Royal Kings residing in the valley during the medieval era.
On departure to Lukla, you will be able to analyze the difference in culture, traditions, climate etc. The diversity that Nepal has can easily be differentiated within these few marked days. From Lukla, the trip takes you towards Namche Bazar, the beautiful city situated at the altitude of 3,441 m. The Leisure day at Namche will give you the opportunity to have closer panoramic views of the highest mountain Mount Everest, visit various monasteries, Syangboche airport etc. You will walk back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu and the trip will finally end.
- Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,400 m). Overnight at a Five-Star Hotel.
- Day 02 – Guided Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at a Five-Star Hotel.
- Day 03 – Full Day Guided Tour: Sightseeing at Patan and Bhaktapur and Hiking on the Telkot-Changu Narayan Trail. Overnight at a Five-Star Hotel.
- Day 04 – Morning Flight to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,635 m) – 3 Hours. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home or Everest Summit Lodge.
- Day 05 – Trek from Phakding to Namche (3441m) – 6 Hours. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home or Hotel Namche.
- Day 06 – Excursion around Namche: Hike to Syangboche Airport and Everest View Hotel. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home or Hotel Namche.
- Day 07 – Trek from Namche to Monjo (2,835 m) – 4 Hours. Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge or Yeti Mountain Home.
- Day 08 – Trek from Monjo to Lukla. – 4 Hours. Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge or Yeti Mountain Home.
- Day 09 – Morning Flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at a Five-Star Hotel.
- Day 10 – Leisure Day in Kathmandu. Overnight at a Five Star-Hotel.
- Day 11 – Transfer to International Airport for Final Departure.
Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1,400 m)
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu. S/he will be displaying an “Ace the Himalaya” signboard outside the airport terminal. You will then be received and transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.
Note: Either on Day 01 or 02 depending upon you arrival, there will be a pre-trek meeting. During the meeting we will introduce you to your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about the trek. We will also supply you with our trek duffel bag and cap. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. We will ask you to sign a legally binding trip form as well as a non-liability disclaimer.
Overnight at a Five Star Hotel. No meals included.
Day 02 - Guided Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at 8:30 am in the morning. We provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. We take you to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where you will be able to observe Buddhist monks praying in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you will be able to see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square are the Lion gate, the Golden gate, the Palace of fifty-five windows, art galleries, the Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.
Overnight at a Five Star Hotel. Breakfast included
Day 03 - Full Day Guided Tour: Sightseeing at Patan and Bhaktapur and Hiking on the Telkot-Changu Narayan Trail
After breakfast, you will be fetched by the guide at 8:30 in the morning for the tour around the ancient cities of Bhaktapur and Patan. The guide will first take you to the Patan Durbar Square. One of the best attraction here is the ancient royal palace of the Malla Kings of Lalitpur. There are various other temples such as Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen Temple, Taleju Bhawani Temple etc. After strolling around Patan, we will head towards Bhaktapur Durbar Sqaure. Bhaktapur was the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom. Bhaktapur has the best-preserved palace courtyards and old city center in Nepal and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artworks. You will be taken to the attraction sites such as Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairab Nath Temple, Dattatreya Temple. You will then be taken to a place called Telkot from where you will be taken for a short hike (approximately 2.5 hours) to a temple called Changu Narayan. Changu Narayan is an ancient Hindu temple situated on a high hilltop. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is believed to be the oldest temple in the history of Nepal.
The rest of your day in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near your hotel.
Overnight at a Five Star Hotel. Breakfast Included.
Day 04 - Morning fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,635 m) - 3 Hours
An early morning start takes us to Tribhuwan Domestic Airport in Kathmandu for the 35 minutes scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla situated at 2804 meters. On arrival at the airport, our guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek up to Phakding (2,635m). It takes approximately 3 hours to reach Phakding by walk from Lukla. Overnight at Phakding.
Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home or Everest Summit Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 05 - Trek from Phakding to Namche (3441m) - 6 Hours
From Phakding to Namche is a 6 hours hike in total so we continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is the biggest Sherpa settlement along the Everest trail.
Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home or Hotel Namche. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 06 - Excursion around Namche: Hike to Syangboche Airport and Everest View Hotel, trek back to Namche.
Today, we hike to the Everest View Hotel for a panoramic and spectacular view of the mountains. It takes about 2 hours to reach there, after 1 hour we start to see the mountains. On a hill overlooking Namche Bazaar is the Syangboche Airport, an unpaved airstrip which is not licensed for commercial operations and has a very few facilities. We will also be visiting this airport.
Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home or Hotel Namche. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 07 - Trek from Namche to Monjo (2835m) - 4 Hours
On this day, we descend down to Monjo passing through Sagarmatha National Park, waving goodbye to the highest mountain in the world. We cross many suspension bridges, and walk by Dudh Koshi River. The trek will take approximately 4 hours.
Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home or Everest Summit Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 08 - Trek from Monjo to Lukla - 4 Hours
From Manjo to Lukla is a walk down the hill of approximately 4 hours. We will finally reach Lukla from where we had started the trek. You will get the time to relive your memories of the beautiful place you recently visited and are now waving off to.
Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home or Everest Summit Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 09 - Flight to Kathmandu from Lukla Early in the Morning
Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minutes Scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, you are met and transferred back to your starting hotel.
Overnight at a Five Star Hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 10 - Leisure Day in Kathmandu
It’s also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla, if you are interested in continuing to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, and Kathmandu Shopping Tour.
In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.
Overnight at a Five Star Hotel. Breakfast and farewell dinner included.
Day 11 - Transfer to International Airport for Final Departure.
The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
- The price per person for the Small group Journey is fixed as stated below. There is also the option of private and tailor made journey best suited for you, your family and friends. The discount is subjected to increase with the number of people in your group. Bigger the group better the discount so group bookings are highly encouraged.
See Group Booking Discount
No. of people Price per person 1-1 USD 3,620 2-2 USD 2,810 3-6 USD 2,770 7-10 USD 2,630 11-14 USD 2,540 15-30 USD 2,480Check Availabile Dates: Date (Start - End) Price (Per Person) Sat, 14 Sep - Tue, 24 Sep USD 3,620 Sat, 21 Sep - Tue, 1 Oct USD 3,620 Sat, 28 Sep - Tue, 8 Oct USD 3,620 Sat, 5 Oct - Tue, 15 Oct USD 3,620 Sat, 12 Oct - Tue, 22 Oct USD 3,620 Sat, 19 Oct - Tue, 29 Oct USD 3,620 Sat, 26 Oct - Tue, 5 Nov USD 3,620 Sat, 2 Nov - Tue, 12 Nov USD 3,620 Sat, 9 Nov - Tue, 19 Nov USD 3,620 Sat, 16 Nov - Tue, 26 Nov USD 3,620 Sat, 23 Nov - Tue, 3 Dec USD 3,620 Sat, 30 Nov - Tue, 10 Dec USD 3,620 Sat, 7 Dec - Tue, 17 Dec USD 3,620 Sat, 14 Dec - Tue, 24 Dec USD 3,620 Sat, 21 Dec - Tue, 31 Dec USD 3,620 Sat, 28 Dec - Tue, 7 Jan USD 3,620 Sat, 4 Jan - Tue, 14 Jan USD 3,620 Sat, 11 Jan - Tue, 21 Jan USD 3,620 Sat, 18 Jan - Tue, 28 Jan USD 3,620 Sat, 25 Jan - Tue, 4 Feb USD 3,620 Sat, 1 Feb - Tue, 11 Feb USD 3,620 Sat, 8 Feb - Tue, 18 Feb USD 3,620 Sat, 15 Feb - Tue, 25 Feb USD 3,620 Sat, 22 Feb - Tue, 3 Mar USD 3,620 Sat, 29 Feb - Tue, 10 Mar USD 3,620 Sat, 7 Mar - Tue, 17 Mar USD 3,620 Sat, 14 Mar - Tue, 24 Mar USD 3,620 Sat, 21 Mar - Tue, 31 Mar USD 3,620 Sat, 28 Mar - Tue, 7 Apr USD 3,620 Sat, 4 Apr - Tue, 14 Apr USD 3,620 Sat, 11 Apr - Tue, 21 Apr USD 3,620 Sat, 18 Apr - Tue, 28 Apr USD 3,620 Sat, 25 Apr - Tue, 5 May USD 3,620 Sat, 2 May - Tue, 12 May USD 3,620 Sat, 9 May - Tue, 19 May USD 3,620 Sat, 16 May - Tue, 26 May USD 3,620 Sat, 23 May - Tue, 2 Jun USD 3,620 Sat, 30 May - Tue, 9 Jun USD 3,620 Sat, 6 Jun - Tue, 16 Jun USD 3,620 Sat, 13 Jun - Tue, 23 Jun USD 3,620 Sat, 20 Jun - Tue, 30 Jun USD 3,620 Sat, 27 Jun - Tue, 7 Jul USD 3,620 Sat, 12 Sep - Tue, 22 Sep USD 3,620 Sat, 19 Sep - Tue, 29 Sep USD 3,620 Sat, 26 Sep - Tue, 6 Oct USD 3,620 Sat, 3 Oct - Tue, 13 Oct USD 3,620 Sat, 10 Oct - Tue, 20 Oct USD 3,620 Sat, 17 Oct - Tue, 27 Oct USD 3,620 Sat, 24 Oct - Tue, 3 Nov USD 3,620 Sat, 31 Oct - Tue, 10 Nov USD 3,620 Sat, 7 Nov - Tue, 17 Nov USD 3,620 Sat, 14 Nov - Tue, 24 Nov USD 3,620 Sat, 21 Nov - Tue, 1 Dec USD 3,620 Sat, 28 Nov - Tue, 8 Dec USD 3,620 Sat, 5 Dec - Tue, 15 Dec USD 3,620 Sat, 12 Dec - Tue, 22 Dec USD 3,620 Sat, 19 Dec - Tue, 29 Dec USD 3,620 Sat, 26 Dec - Tue, 5 Jan USD 3,620 Sat, 2 Jan - Tue, 12 Jan USD 3,620 Sat, 9 Jan - Tue, 19 Jan USD 3,620 Sat, 16 Jan - Tue, 26 Jan USD 3,620 Sat, 23 Jan - Tue, 2 Feb USD 3,620 Sat, 30 Jan - Tue, 9 Feb USD 3,620 Sat, 6 Feb - Tue, 16 Feb USD 3,620 Sat, 13 Feb - Tue, 23 Feb USD 3,620 Sat, 20 Feb - Tue, 2 Mar USD 3,620 Sat, 27 Feb - Tue, 9 Mar USD 3,620 Sat, 6 Mar - Tue, 16 Mar USD 3,620 Sat, 13 Mar - Tue, 23 Mar USD 3,620 Sat, 20 Mar - Tue, 30 Mar USD 3,620 Sat, 27 Mar - Tue, 6 Apr USD 3,620 Sat, 3 Apr - Tue, 13 Apr USD 3,620 Sat, 10 Apr - Tue, 20 Apr USD 3,620 Sat, 17 Apr - Tue, 27 Apr USD 3,620 Sat, 24 Apr - Tue, 4 May USD 3,620 Sat, 1 May - Tue, 11 May USD 3,620 Sat, 8 May - Tue, 18 May USD 3,620 Sat, 15 May - Tue, 25 May USD 3,620 Sat, 22 May - Tue, 1 Jun USD 3,620 Sat, 29 May - Tue, 8 Jun USD 3,620 Sat, 5 Jun - Tue, 15 Jun USD 3,620 Sat, 12 Jun - Tue, 22 Jun USD 3,620 Sat, 19 Jun - Tue, 29 Jun USD 3,620 Sat, 26 Jun - Tue, 6 Jul USD 3,620 Sat, 11 Sep - Tue, 21 Sep USD 3,620 Sat, 18 Sep - Tue, 28 Sep USD 3,620 Sat, 25 Sep - Tue, 5 Oct USD 3,620 Sat, 2 Oct - Tue, 12 Oct USD 3,620 Sat, 9 Oct - Tue, 19 Oct USD 3,620 Sat, 16 Oct - Tue, 26 Oct USD 3,620 Sat, 23 Oct - Tue, 2 Nov USD 3,620 Sat, 30 Oct - Tue, 9 Nov USD 3,620 Sat, 6 Nov - Tue, 16 Nov USD 3,620 Sat, 13 Nov - Tue, 23 Nov USD 3,620 Sat, 20 Nov - Tue, 30 Nov USD 3,620 Sat, 27 Nov - Tue, 7 Dec USD 3,620 Sat, 4 Dec - Tue, 14 Dec USD 3,620 Sat, 11 Dec - Tue, 21 Dec USD 3,620 Sat, 18 Dec - Tue, 28 Dec USD 3,620 Sat, 25 Dec - Tue, 4 Jan USD 3,620
- 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 there own Schedule. Considering this, Ace the Himalaya organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.
- You can also use this tour as a base for a tailor-made itinerary. For example, we could add on more time exploring the Kathmandu Valley or relaxing in Pokhara, or add some wildlife safaris in Chitwan or Bardia National Parks. We can also adjust the trekking route and add some exciting white water rafting on the Seti, Trisuli or Bhote Koshi rivers. To discuss your ideas or to get some suggestions from one of our travel consultants, please fill in our tailor-made request form.
Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by private tourist vehicle.
Twin or double sharing accommodation in a five star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included (5 nights). (If you need a single room, it can be arranged at an additional cost)
Guided city tour in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan by private tourist vehicle.
Local Ace the Himalaya licensed English speaking trekking guide.
All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Luxurious guesthouse accommodation during the trek (5 nights only).
The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage and equipment during the trek
Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
Down Jacket and sleeping bag by Ace the Himalaya (which need to be returned after the trek).
Airfare from Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
Free Ace the Himalaya duffel/kit bag and sun hat.
Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu.
Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show.
All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
Price Does not Include
Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu Valley.
Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
International airfare and airport departure tax
Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
Alcoholic and cold drinks.
Personal trekking and climbing Equipment.
Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.
The following gives you a general idea of the trekking equipment and clothing needed for this trek.
This is a porter-supported trek. Two clients share one porter. We will supply you a trek duffel bag where you keep your heavy items and this bag is carried by the porter. You will need to bring your own daypack to be carried by you. In the daypack, you can put money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc.
The weight limit for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flights is 15 kg or 33 pounds. This is combining both the duffel bag and the daypack. If you exceed this limit, you will have to pay an additional fee. When this happens, sometimes the airline sends your bag in later flights and this can be very problematic for many reasons. So, we recommend you to pack as carefully as you can and not exceed the weight limit. You can leave your non-trekking stuff at the locker facility in the Kathmandu hotel.
- 4-season sleeping bag (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
- Duffel bag (We will provide one complimentary Ace the Himalaya duffel bag which is yours to keep)
- Down jacket (For winter; We can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek)
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
- Sun hat (We will provide you a complimentary Ace the Himalaya hat)
- Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
- Normal sunglasses
- Neck warmer (For winter)
- Liner gloves
- Heavier shell gloves (For winter)
- Thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
Lower Body - Legs
- Thermal bottoms
- Trekking pants and shorts
- Water/windproof trousers
- Casual pants
- Liner socks
- Heavyweight socks (For winter)
- Waterproof hiking/trekking shoes
- Light shoes/sneakers/sandals
Medicines and First Aid Kit
(Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However, we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
- Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
- Anti-infection ointments
- Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
- Sunscreen (SPF 40)
Miscellaneous, but Important!
- Passport and extra passport photos (3 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
- Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)
- Adjustable trekking poles
- Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
- Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
- Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)
- Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman
This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.
Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.
Here's a few answers to most common Questions asked by the customers.
This trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
To prepare for a strenuous trek like this you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest.
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya sign board outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by our tourist vehicle.
We use standard rooms at a five star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast included. The hotels provide twin beds or a double bed according to the preference. During the trek, your stay will be at the guesthouses and lodges that are best known for the comfort and luxury they provide. Yeti Mountain Home and Everest Summit Lodge are the guesthouse you will be residing in during the trek. Both the guesthouses provide you either king sized bed or twin beds accommodation. They also provide the facility of electric blankets to heat the bed up. The accommodation will thus be comfortable and convenient throughout your trip.
Substituting the accommodation or swapping from mountain guest house to Kathmandu is NOT possible. We only provide five nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu included in the package.
In case of flight cancellation or early arrival to Kathmandu due to any sickness in the mountain or any of your own personal reason or due to bad weather and you are unable to continue the trek, you will need an extra night accommodation/s in Kathmandu. We can make these arrangements for a supplemental charge.
The guesthouses cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a guesthouse you’ll stay at while lunch will be taken on the way to destination.
No problem at all because mostly, the lodges serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning. Eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.
Ace the Himalaya is all about providing you with local insights, lifestyle as well as adventure. Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicular transportation to even piggyback rides on mules and yaks. We provide you only those options which enhance your local experience while allowing you to travel comfortably and efficiently. We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, vans or alternatively 4WD jeep, more maneuverable in travelling along the narrow and bumpy roads of Nepal. All the vehicles are usually air-conditioned unless we are travelling in cooler areas.
For domestic flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu), we use Tara Air, Summit Air, Sita Air; all popular domestic airlines.
In case of emergency cancellation of flights due to weather condition at Lukla or in Kathmandu we recommend our clients to wait for some time for the weather to clear out. In case the weather fails to clear out and the flights are not likely to take place then in such cases we recommend to go for a helicopter charter. This facility can be provided if our clients are agreeing to pay the extra charges applicable for the heli ride. The helicopter takes 4 to 6 passengers at a time and the cost can be shared amongst the passengers. The cost must be paid by the participant, which can later be submitted for reimbursement through travel insurance company. We can help you with the necessary documents for a claim.
The cost of the helicopter is payable directly to our Kathmandu office in the event that this service is utilized. US cash, or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards, American Express only) are accepted. You will be given a receipt upon payment so that you may claim the amount from your travel insurance. The extra charges incurred are approximately $2,500 to $3,000 USD per helicopter (minimum USD 500 to maximum USD 3,000 per person) would be applicable to you for the helicopter charter. Usually the helicopter takes only 4 to 6 passengers at a time. Therefore whatever the cost of helicopter is, the price is divided among the group members. Any card payment requires 4% bank fee while doing the transaction, which is taken by bank itself. (Ace doesn’t own any of those 4% amount)
All the tea houses have western style flushing toilet with enough running water.
At most cases you can use the toilet provided by the tea houses/lodges on the trail but normally in case of emergency, you just do toilet along the trail wherever you find privacy.
All the guest houses sell the toilet paper so you can buy it there itself. Hand sanitizer and a towel you must bring your own.
Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and teahouses. You can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 2 at lower elevations to USD 4 to higher elevation per littler. More higher you go it would be expensive.
If you are planning to drink normal water, purifying water with any sort of purification tablets or drop is must.
One can purchase purification tablets or iodine in Kathmandu, Lukla or Namche.
Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoonal rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December are the best time to do Everest adventure trek. From July to mid-September is raining season in Nepal.
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 flower 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 3500 meters.
Monsoon – July / August Through Mid-September
This season is not really recommended to travel as it rains in the lower altitudes, below 3500 meters. In areas above 3500 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 Monsoon, 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 3500 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 temp 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 3500 meters altitude.
Winter- December/ January/ February
Winter start 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 temp 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 3500 meters altitude.
The above temperature is based on outside of the guesthouse temperature. No need to worry about the cold temperature as there will be the provision of heated blankets to make sure our clients are warm enough during the time of need.
Yes, they have all received a 45-days training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project). Please check our Trekking Guides Profiles and Training Certificates.
Our guides are 24 hours available for the services during the trek. They are trained to use first aid kit and have knowledge to use Oxy meter in order to track your oxygen level just to make sure you are fit enough to continue your high altitude walk.
Guides also carry local sim cards both Nepal Telecom and Ncell in order to update whereabouts and situation of our every client. During the time of emergency our guides are alert and keeps updated to head office in Kathmandu that is available 24 /7 to arranging from horse to mules or helicopters in the must needed cases especially when client is seriously sick in the mountain and needed to be hospitalized.
Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us. Please find more information in the International Flight page.
These facilities will be available only in few towns by paying some service charges. Remember to bring TWO and THREE pin travel adapters! Please bring the spare batteries.
There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides are equipped with the local mobile phone. You may wish to pass the number of our guide to your family for the call-back or you can make a call from the guide’s mobile and pay him directly for the international call too.
In the cities, yes – to some extent. Once you are out of the cities, all you need is cash. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains.
It depends on your spending habit. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner.
During the trekking, all the meals, hot drinks are included, however, USD 8 to USD 12 per person a day will be enough to buy chocolates, few drinks during the trekking.
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters is appreciable. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs. The ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.
The Guesthouses will have the facility of both hot and cold running water for the shower along the trek.
Our company insures all our trekking staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpa’s and porters. Please browse through Company’s Information pages to view insurance details.
Holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.
Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc.
Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Please go into our trip extension page for further information.
YES, you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 50 and 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
No vaccinations are compulsory for travelling in Bhutan, but we do recommend you are covered for diphtheria, TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus.
We also recommend:
· A dental check-up prior to travelling
· That you know your blood group in case of emergency
If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your tour leader and Ace the Himalaya at the time of your booking.
Our guides are 24 hours available for the services during the trek. They are trained to use first aid kit and have knowledge to use Oxy meter. They are very much aware that higher the altitude the oxygen level gets lesser so to get updated on the oxygen level of our client and to know whether they are fit enough or needs extra precautions to continue.
Guides carry local sim cards both Nepal Telecom and Ncell in order to update whereabouts and situation of our every client. During the time of emergency our guides are alert and keeps updated to head office in Kathmandu that is available 24 /7 to arranging from horse to mules or helicopters in the must needed cases especially when client is seriously sick in the mountain and needed to be hospitalized.
It totally depends on level of your sickness. Once you are sick in higher altitude you need to rest at lower altitude and it at least need 3 days to a week for the recovery.
If you are in private or solo trip you can discuss and decide with guide depending on your health status.
If you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with guide and catch up the group later on.
Yes, we do have PAC but it is not necessarily required for the trek, which is around 3,500 m level. If someone requires oxygen cylinder then it can be hired from the guesthouses as we use the guesthouse that has facilities of oxygen cylinder.
If one needs PAC we will surely provide one if required and extra charge would be applicable for it.
Please note: Using oxygen in the mountain can be very expensive so please make sure you are covered with good travel insurance policies so that you can claim your emergency medical expenses.
For Lukla flights you are given only 15kgs as weight limit, which is equal to 33 Pounds; this includes both your duffel bag and daypack. So please pack and prepare wisely. If you exceed your limit additional cost of USD 2 to USD 5 Per Kgs would be applicable in the airport and this amount should be paid at the airport in airlines counter itself.
The hotel in Kathmandu does provide the free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.
The trip will be confirmed only when we receive the completed final booking form and 30% deposit payment. You can pay the rest of the balance when you arrive in Kathmandu by USD Cash, Credit cards (Master, Visa and American Express) any card payment requires 4% bank fee while doing the transaction, which is taken by bank itself. (Ace doesn’t own any of those 4% amount)
You can clear the remainder of the money upon your arrival in Kathmandu or even before you arrive in Kathmandu. You can use USD cash, American Express, Master or Visa cards for the payment options. There will be 4% bank levy when paying by credit cards.
Cancellation notice is required, minimum of 20 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the Trip shall then be termed as cancelled and the 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 whatsoever 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.
For more details please check this link.