Everest View Luxury Trek - 11 Days

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Everest View Luxury Trek is a short trek that is not too strenuous and is a comfortable trip. The accommodation will be easy, comfortable, and luxurious.

Country
Nepal
Duration
11 Days
Everest View Luxury Trek
Difficulty
Demanding
Activity
Multi-Activity
Max. altitude
3,962 m/13,000 ft
Best season
Feb-Jun, Sep-Dec
Accomodation
Tea House & Hotel
Meals
Included
Start/End Point
Kathmandu

Everest View Luxury Trek Highlights

  • 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 the Himalayas.
  • Accommodation at 5-Star Hotels in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in luxurious guesthouses and lodges during the trek.
  • Witness the beauty of natural Nepal and observe the beautiful culture we possess within a few days.

Trip Overview

Everest View Luxury Trek is a short trek that is demanding and comfortable trip. The accommodations that we offer are comfortable, warm, and the best. likewise, your stay in Kathmandu will be at 5 Star Hotels such as Hyatt Regency, Radisson HotelSoaltee Crowne Plaza, etc.

Similarly, the stay during the trek will be at luxurious guesthouses such as Yeti Mountain Home and Everest Summit Lodge. This trek takes charge of all our guest’s convenience, coziness, and luxury.

Everest View luxury trek gives you an opportunity to experience the beautiful panoramic views of the glossy mountains. The trek begins from Lukla, a Sherpa settlement called the ‘Gateway to Everest’.

Following your experienced guide, trek through the valley of Dudh Koshi to Namche Bazar. Namche is a bustling trading hub with upscale mountain lodges, bakeries, shops, and internet cafes. It resembles an amphitheater carved on the sides of the mountains.

On the second and third days after your arrival, you will explore the ancient historical and religious sites situated in the three cities of Kathmandu Valley; Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur. You will get to see the authentic Newari culture and 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. Nepal’s diversity can easily be differentiated within these few marked days. From Lukla, the trip takes you toward Namche Bazar, the beautiful city situated at an 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. This Everest views luxury trek finally ends after flying back to Kathmandu.

Short Itinerary

Day 01 :

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,400 m) and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel Hyatt or a similar-class hotel.

Day 02 :

Guided Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at Hotel Hyatt or a similar-class hotel.

Day 03 :

Full Day Guided Sightseeing tour around Patan and Bhaktapur and Hiking on the Telkot-Changu Narayan Trail. Overnight at Hotel Hyatt or a similar-class hotel.

Day 04 :

Flight to Lukla (2,840 m) from Kathmandu – 35 minutes or drive to Manthali/Ramechhap – 5 to 6 hours and a 20 – minutes flight to Lukla, and then trek to Phakding (2,610 m) – 3 to 4 hours. Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge or Yeti Mountain Home or a similar-class guesthouse.

Day 05 :

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) from Phakding – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home or a similar-class guesthouse.

Day 06 :

Acclimatization and Excursion around Namche Bazaar. Hike to Syangboche Airport and Everest View Hotel (3,880 m) and back. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home or a similar-class guesthouse.

Day 07 :

Trek to Monjo (2,835 m) from Namche – 4 to 5 hours. Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge or Yeti Mountain Home or a similar-class guesthouse.

Day 08 :

Trek to Lukla (2,840 m) from Monjo – 4 to 5 hours. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home or a similar-class guesthouse.

Day 09 :

Fly to Kathmandu – 35 minutes or Manthali/Ramechhap – 20 minutes from Lukla and same-day drive to Kathmandu – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at Hotel Hyatt or a similar-class hotel.

Day 10 :

Leisure Day in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Hyatt or a similar-class hotel.

Day 11 :

Transfer to International Airport for your Final Departure.

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Note

Our standard itinerary might differ slightly due to unpredictable happenings and events out of our control. Factors such as flight cancellation/delay, unfavorable weather, natural calamities, newly implemented government rules, political affairs, trekkers’ health condition, etc., are possible. Evaluating the situation’s possible solutions allow the trekking to resume as much as possible based on the best alternatives. In these times, we look for your cooperation and flexibility.

It is advised you arrive a day before the trip start date so you can rest and it also gives you time to buy clothing equipment and gear required for the trek. Also, it is best if you book your international flights with spare days in Nepal before and after your trek in case of any flight delays or cancellations due to weather. Moreover, you have options to customize this trip where you can add on a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, other adventure sports or day trips around the country before or after the trek.

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Price Includes

  • All (international and domestic) airport transfers on a tourist vehicle
  • Twin-sharing accommodation in a five-star hotel in Kathmandu for 5 nights including Breakfast (Private room accommodation can be organized at an extra cost)

  • Standard meals (breakfasts, lunches, and dinners) during the trekking days including one hot drink
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu valley by a private tourist vehicle
  • Luxurious guesthouse accommodation during the trek for 5 nights

  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu

  • Experienced, first-aid trained, government licensed, English-speaking Ace the Himalaya's trekking guide
  • Permits for Sagarmatha/Everest National Park and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System)
  • Porters during the trek for carrying luggage (1 porter for every 2 clients)
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag by Ace the Himalaya (which need to be returned after the trek)

  • Wages, accommodation, meals, gear, insurance, and medications for all staff
  • Filtered, Purified or Boiled water in the trails.

  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu/Manthali and Lukla
  • 1 Ace the Himalaya’s duffel/kit bag, trekking map, sun hat, Buff (Neck Gaiter) and trip completion certificate
  • A farewell dinner on the last night in Nepal
  • All administrative expenses and government taxes

Price Excludes

  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu
  • International flight fare and airport departure tax
  • Alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and juices.

  • Travel insurance along with high-altitude emergency evacuation coverage
  • Tips to trekking staff and driver
  • 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

Everest View Luxury Trek Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airports in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Max. Altitude: Kathmandu (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.

Overnight at Hotel Hyatt or a Similar-Class Hotel
Meals not included

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 about trekking in the mountains. 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. Prepare your luggage for Lukla/Manthali flight.

Be sure to bring the following documents to the meeting; two copies of passport-sized photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. These documents help to acquire trekking permits and related documentation during the trek. Pay the remaining balance of your invoice and sign in the legally binding trip form and non-liability disclaimer.

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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 Hotel Hyatt or a Similar-Class Hotel
Breakfast included

Day 03: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour around 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 Hotel Hyatt or a Similar-Class Hotel
Breakfast included

Day 04: Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu or drive to Manthali/Ramechhap and then trek to Phakding

Max. Altitude: Lukla (2,840 m)
Duration: 35 mins flight from ktm or 5-6 hrs drive & 20 min flight from Manthali, 3-4 hrs trek

Manthali to Lukla Flight (March, April, May, October, and November)
During peak seasons, such as March, April, May, October, and November, the flight to Lukla will be operated from Ramechhap/Manthali due to air traffic expansion. The Manthali/Ramechhap airport is about a 5 to 6 hours drive away from Kathmandu. On this day we wake up at 1:30 to 2:30 am and take an escorted shuttle to Manthali airport on a shared tourist vehicle and board a 20-minute flight to Lukla.

Kathmandu to Lukla Flight (January, February, June, July, August, September, and December)
The flight to Lukla is typically operated from Kathmandu during nonpeak seasons, which include January, February, June, July, August, September, and December. Please be aware that the decision regarding the operation of flights solely depends on the airline and is influenced by the volume of travelers during a specific month. On this day we wake up at 5 to 6 am. Our staff will escort you to the domestic airport terminal in Kathmandu and board a 35-minute flight to Lukla.

Helicopter Option Helicopter Option

You have the option to book a direct helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla for an extra charge of USD 550 per person. This price is quoted on a 5-people sharing basis. This is the best alternative to avoid the long drive to Manthali airport during peak season (March, April, May, October, and November).

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

Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge or Yeti Mountain Home or a Similar-Class Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included

Day 05: Trek to Namche from Phakding

Max. Altitude: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
Duration: 5-6 hrs trek

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 Sagarmatha 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 a Similar-Class Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included

Day 06: Acclimatization and Excursion around Namche Bazaar. Hike to Syangboche Airport and Everest View Hotel and back

Max. Altitude: Syangboche (3,780 m), Hotel Everest View (3,880 m)

Today, we hike to the Everest View Hotel for a panoramic and spectacular view of the mountains. It takes about 2 to 3 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 a similar class guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included

Day 07: Trek to Monjo from Namche

Max. Altitude: Monjo (2,835 m)
Duration: 4-5 hrs trek

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.

Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge or Yeti Mountain Home or a Similar-Class Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included

Day 08: Trek to Lukla from Monjo

Max. Altitude: Lukla (2,840 m)
Duration: 4-5 hrs trek

From Manjo to Lukla is a walk down the hill of approximately 4 to 5 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 Everest Summit Lodge or Yeti Mountain Home or a Similar-Class Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included

Day 09: Fly to Kathmandu or Manthali/Ramechhap from Lukla and same-day drive to Kathmandu

Lukla to Manthali Flight (March, April, May, October, and November)
The flight from Lukla to Manthali is a 20-minute flight. After that, it is about a 5 to 6 hour drive to Kathmandu. Please note that the driving hours may vary according to the highway traffic condition. You’ll be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu on a shared tourist vehicle.

Lukla to Kathmandu Flight (January, February, June, July, August, September, and December)
The flight from Lukla takes about 35 minutes. After arriving at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu via a shared tourist vehicle.  Please be aware that the decision regarding the operation of flights solely depends on the airline and is influenced by the volume of travelers during a specific month.

Helicopter Option Helicopter Option

You have the option to book a direct helicopter flight from Lukla to Kathmandu for an extra charge of USD 550 per person. This price is quoted on a 5-people sharing basis. This is the best alternative to avoid the long drive to from Manthali airport to Kathmandu during peak season (March, April, May, October and November).

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

Overnight at Hotel Hyatt or a Similar-Class 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 fine restaurant.

Overnight at Hotel Hyatt or a Similar-Class Hotel
Breakfast and farewell dinner included

Day 11: Transfer to International Airport for your Final Departure.

The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

Breakfast included

Gears and Equipment

Here is a list of what you might want to pack for Everest View Luxury Trek. Please take this as a starting point. You’ll need layers of warmer clothing during the winter. We provide a 75 liter duffel bag for you to use for the trek. It will be given to you during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffle bag is yours to keep.

general GEARS AND EQUIPMENT

General

  • Four-season (zero degree) sleeping bag (We have rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
  • Puffy down jacket (We have rental jackets available for an additional USD 35)
  • Daypack (35-45 liters recommended) with rain cover
  • Sleeping bag liner
upper_body GEARS AND EQUIPMENT

Upper Body

  • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a free Ace the Himalaya baseball cap.)
  • Knitted hat/Beanie
  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses
torso GEARS AND EQUIPMENT

Torso

  • Technical fabric base layer (light for warmer months, heavy for colder months)
  • Technical fabric short (2) and long sleeve (2) shirts
  • Waterproof, windproof shell
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
lower_body GEARS AND EQUIPMENT

Lower Body

  • Technical fabric base layer (light for warmer months, heavy for colder months)
  • Hiking pants (2)
  • Comfortable pants for inside the teahouses
  • Waterproof, windproof shell
  • Hiking shorts
hands GEARS AND EQUIPMENT

Hands

  • Wool or technical fabric liner gloves
  • Hard-shell outer gloves (insulated for colder months)
feet GEARS AND EQUIPMENT

Feet

  • Wool or technical fabric warm socks
  • Hiking socks
  • Liner socks (optional such as silk)
  • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
  • Ice Cleats /Micro Spikes (For trekking from November to March, it's recommended to include Ice Cleats/ Micro Spikes to prevent slipping on icy or wet surfaces.)
  • Casual shoes
  • Gaiters (lightweight for dust or heavy for snow in colder months)
undergarments GEARS AND EQUIPMENT

Undergarments

Note: The quantity of each article of clothing can be adjusted to suit the preferences of each participant.

  • Technical fabric/quick drying is best for underwear (opportunities to launder during the trip)
  • Sports bras (women)
  • Pajamas or sleeping clothes
first_aid_kits_and_medications GEARS AND EQUIPMENT

First Aid Kits and Medications

  • (Note: Guides carry medications and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are highly recommended.)
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • ointment
other_essentials GEARS AND EQUIPMENT

Other Essentials

  • Passport
  • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Toiletry kits
  • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
  • Hydration bladder
  • Towel
  • Pillowcase
  • Toilet paper (2 rolls)
  • High protein snacks (such as protein bars or nuts)
  • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying important documents and money
  • Airline tickets (Please leave a copy at our office in Kathmandu. This can be useful if there is a change in the date of the flight.)
optional GEARS AND EQUIPMENT

Optional

Once in Nepal, if you have the time, you can purchase supplies and gear for hiking. Thamel, Kathmandu’s tourist hub, is home to many shops where you can get a variety of reasonably priced trekking equipment.

  • Power bank or extra batteries
  • Cameras and mobile phone
  • Cards/book
  • Binoculars
  • Trekking poles
  • Whistle
  • Thermos for hot water

Important Information

  • We give you a free duffel bag and baseball cap during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
  • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs, will be carried by the porter throughout the walk.
  • To carry your daily necessities like cash, crucial papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc., you must have your own daypack (with a waterproof cover).
  • You can store your luggage (non- trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Total luggage allotment allowance for Kathmandu-Lukla flight is 15 Kg/33 lbs including both duffel (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 warm. We provide both a down jacket and a sleeping bag, which must be returned after the trek. In case of loss or damage to these items, the reimbursement cost is USD 200 per item.

Note: Some clothing, especially form-fitting, figure-hugging items made of elastic material (like yoga pants), may offend locals. Therefore, if you choose to wear these clothes for comfort, please make sure to wear something over them.

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FAQs for Everest View Luxury Trek

General

Why trek with Ace the Himalaya?

Ace has a reputation for successfully leading treks with knowledgeable leaders and staff taking care of all your travel needs. We are a certified sustainable travel company that also endorses the idea of giving back to the community by participating in various philanthropic activities. Here are 17 reasons why you should choose Ace the Himalaya for your next adventure!

Is Nepal open to travelers following the Covid-19 pandemic?

Indeed, Nepal is entirely open. Travelers are welcome in Nepal without any restrictions. Arriving travelers can obtain a visa on arrival at the Kathmandu airport as well.

What are the conditions to travel to Nepal post Covid-19?

Traveling to Nepal is now hassle-free. You don’t need a vaccination certificate or negative PCR test, but check with your airlines and transit countries for any specific requirements.

We suggest you look at the Nepal immigration site https://www.immigration.gov.np for the most up-to-date information.

What additional documents do I need?

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

What should I know about booking my flights to/from Nepal? Do I need to plan extra days in case of delays?

The best course of action is to add a day or two before and after your intended trek days in case of flight delays or cancellations. It also gives you time to buy clothing equipment and gear required before your trip.

Please be aware that Ace the Himalaya is not responsible for any inconveniences or missed international flights resulting from unforeseen events like airport changes, flight delays or cancellations, etc.

Is hiring a guide necessary even if I have trekking experience?

You can hike in the Everest region without a guide. A guide is there to assist you in going forward and making alternative plans and arrangements when unanticipated occurrences happen or when things get difficult.

Our hiking leaders are qualified experts. When talking about their trip, our guests frequently remark on how much fun they had and how crucial their guide was to making it successful.

Can the guide speak English?

Our guides are fluent in English. All the guides that we assign speak and understand English. They’ll share with you the fascinating stories, traditions, and folklore of the mountains. The guides will also help you communicate with the locals since many shopkeepers and hosts of teahouses don’t speak English.

Weather and Temperature

What is the best season for Everest View Luxury Trek?

The best seasons to hike the Everest region are autumn (Mid-September to November) and spring (March to early June). This trek is possible year-round, and we can organize it when it suits your schedule.

However, we generally suggest doing this trek in the favorable seasons and keeping away from the rainstorm season (July and August). In the cold months of January and February, the temperature can be a little harsh in the mountains.

However, some prefer to travel during these months as it is less crowded given that you are well prepared with appropriate winter wear and other gear.

What kind of weather and temperature can I expect while trekking?

Due to its tendency to be localized, the weather in the Everest region is challenging to forecast. You could see rain, fog, cold, or hot and sunny weather while trekking. It is best to be equipped to handle various weather situations. In the Everest region, nighttime temperatures are significantly lower than midday temperatures. In less than a day, the temperature can change from a high of 25°C (77°F) to a low of – 20°C (-4°F). The weather and temperature ranges are typically predictable based on the month and season, even though it might be challenging to predict what each day in the mountains will bring.

Spring – March/April/May/June

Despite being the busiest season, spring is perhaps the best time to visit the Everest region. Activities assisting the expedition teams take place in Everest Base Camp. The many varieties of blossoming trees should be visible, and the sky should be clear with stunning vistas. During springtime, the average temperature is 20°C (68°F), with a high of 25°C (77°F) during clear days and a low of – 15°C (5°F) overnight above 4000 meters.

Monsoon season – July/August through Mid-September

Since it rains heavily at elevations below 3500 meters, this season isn’t exactly ideal for travel in the Everest region. While it can occasionally be dry in areas above 4000 meters, it frequently rains so therefore not many people travel during this season. Trekking during the monsoon season has some advantages, such as a greater possibility of seeing waterfalls and the best opportunity to escape crowds. During the monsoon, the average temperature is 22°C (71.6°F), with a high of 30°C (86°F) during clear days and a low of- 5°C (23°F) overnight above 4000 meters.

Autumn – End of September/October/November

In the Everest region, autumn is equally as busy as spring. It is one of the best times to go, too. While the plants and trees are not in bloom, the sky is often clear, offering breathtaking vistas from almost every viewpoint. The average temperature in autumn is 17°C (62.6°F), with a high of 20°C (68°F) during clear days and a low of – 15°C (5°F) overnight above 4000 meters.

Winter – December/January/February

Due to fewer tourists, some people like winter travel. Even while the views are still beautiful, it can be cloudy, thus adding extra days is highly advised during this time. The average temperature is 10°C (50°F), with a high of 17°C (62.6°F) during clear days and a low of – 20°C (- 4°F) overnight above 4000 meters. The teahouses provide extra blankets for warmth at night.

What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you lend to trekkers?

The temperature rating of the sleeping bags that we rent to trekkers is about -10°C (14°F). Also, our guides can obtain extra blankets if needed at the teahouses.

Arrival and Visas

Is it possible to obtain a visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport?

Yes, you can obtain a Nepal visa upon your arrival at the airport. There are kiosks in the arrival hall that you use to complete the necessary forms.  The cost is USD 30 for a 15-day tourist visa, including numerous entries, or USD 50 and USD 125 for a 30-day or 90-day tourist visa including numerous entries respectively. You should carry cash (USD) with you to pay your visa fees quickly and easily, as digital payments are frequently unavailable.

Who will come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

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

Payments and Extra Costs

How much additional money do I need per day?

Typically, around USD 15 per person per day will be sufficient. This is for purchasing snacks and covering lunch or dinner expenses in Kathmandu. If you wish to buy souvenirs or native Nepali goods, it’s advisable to bring extra cash with you.

Is it possible to use credit cards in the places I visit during the trek?

Nepalese Rupees cash is preferred to a credit card while trekking in the mountain region. Exchanging your cash into Nepali Rupees in Kathmandu before the beginning of the trek is ideal. This can be accomplished at the airport, at banks, or at your hotel. Please note the hotels will exchange up to about USD 100 for each transaction only. There are ATMs up to Namche Bazaar but can be unreliable. The currency exchange rate is better in Kathmandu.

Is it possible to reserve a trip now and pay a deposit later, or do I have to pay a deposit at booking/reservation?

When you book, you must pay a 30% deposit to secure your itinerary. The remaining balance can be paid upon your arrival at Kathmandu or before arrival. US Dollars cash and credit cards (Visa, Master, and American Express) are accepted once in Nepal. Please note a 4% transaction fee will be added for all credit card transactions.

How do I pay the remainder of my balance upon arrival in Kathmandu? US Dollars cash or credit card?

You can make payments via US Dollars cash or credit card (Visa, Master, and American Express). A 4% transaction fee is added if paying with a credit card. Thus, we encourage you to pay with USD cash if you are planning to pay upon your arrival in Kathmandu.

We prefer you pay with larger bills (USD 50 or 100).  Please note that the cash should not be older than 2009 and in good condition, as banks do not accept worn, torn, or crumpled bills.

How are the ATM and money exchange facilities in Kathmandu?

There are ATM and money exchange facilities almost every few meters in Thamel, where you will be staying in Kathmandu. So, you can easily use your cards to cash out limited sum of money to which a minimum charge is deducted by the ATM facility itself. You can easily exchange your foreign currencies in currency exchange centers for an exact rate.

Who Can Trek?

Do I need prior trekking experience?

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

Are there any age requirements for mountain trekking?

Our treks have no age restrictions if members are healthy and willing. We have had families with kids as young as 5 years do the treks along this region, and our oldest adventurers have been in their late 70s.

Is trekking to mountain regions safe for solo female travelers?

It is safe 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.

Physical Fitness

How challenging is the trek?

Trekking in the Everest region is somewhat challenging due to the altitude and long duration of the trek. It is a demanding journey that comprises walking 5 to 6 hours a day. Find more details here: How difficult is EBC Trek?

How quickly do you walk on the trail?

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 to help with acclimatization.

What kind of physical training is necessary for trek preparation?

For trekking, you must prepare your body to walk over uneven, hilly landscapes while carrying a backpack. Walking at an incline, jogging, cycling, and going for long-distance hikes are all good ways to exercise. You should work out for at least one hour four to five times a week for at least two months before trekking.

What are the physical standards that I need for the trek?

Participants in good physical condition should be able to complete this trek. If you are not physically active, we advise starting an exercise regimen two months before the trek that includes at least an hour of walking at an incline, running, or biking four to five times a week.

Incorporating hiking into your workouts is ideal. It is advised to speak with a doctor before making travel arrangements if you have any health conditions that could affect your ability to complete the trek.

Trek Preparation and Packing

What is the weight limit for the Lukla flight?

The weight limit for the Lukla flight is 15 kg (33 pounds), including your duffel bag and daypack. If your daypack weighs more than the allowed weight, you can pay an extra USD 2 to USD 5 per kilogram. Despite the extra pay, the baggage allowance is occasionally withheld. Therefore, we recommend you pack within the 15 kg weight limit.

What are the procedures after I make my deposit?

After making the deposit, one of our staff will email you for further information. We will require a copy of your passport photo page and your arrival/departure flight details. We will also provide you with additional trip information.

What sort of insurance do I need? How can I obtain a policy?

Travel insurance is mandatory for our hiking itineraries. We require your policy have medical evacuation coverage for the maximum elevation of your itinerary.  Insurance may also cover additional costs in the event of a flight delay or cancellation caused by bad weather, medical costs, theft, loss, and damage to your items while traveling.

Travel insurance can be obtained online by one of several travel insurance companies. Please note that insurance obtained from an airline at the time of booking your flight may not cover medical evacuation coverage.

What are the necessary items that I should pack for my trip?

You can find the necessary items to pack for the trek in the Equipment Section of the trek. Gear and equipment can be bought or rented upon your arrival in Kathmandu. If you plan on buying or renting gear in Kathmandu, please allow extra time.

What type of bag will the porters carry?

We provide you with a free duffel bag of 70 to 80-liter capacity that our porters will carry.  The maximum weight that porters can safely carry is 30kg, and each porter is assigned to two people.

What type of daypack should I bring?

We suggest a 30 to 40-liter capacity daypack. Wider straps and hip belts are recommended to assist you in carrying weight evenly and reduce pain.

What about my passport, medications, and belongings?

Bring copies of your passport, insurance papers, and other essential items in your carry-on during your flight. If you need to take medications daily, keep them in your daypack with your other essential possessions.  You can store other non-trekking essentials in the office of Ace the Himalaya or at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation

What type of lodging is available in Kathmandu and on the trek?

In Kathmandu, we use five-star hotels like Hyatt Regency, Dwarika’s Hotel, or comparable-class lodgings including breakfast.

Whereas, en route, you will stay at Yeti Mountain Home and Everest Summit Lodge the guesthouse you will be residing in during the trek. Both the guesthouses provide you with either king-sized beds or twin beds accommodation.

The accommodation is a luxurious, warm cozy room equipped with electric blankets and modern amenities for a convenient stay.

What happens if I end up staying an extra night/s in Kathmandu due to an unforeseen delay or cancelation?

In case of unforeseen circumstances such as flight cancellation, your health, or for any reason you decide to discontinue the trip and arrive early in Kathmandu then you will need extra accommodations in Kathmandu.

The cost of the teahouses in the mountains is not equivalent to the cost of a hotel in Kathmandu.  In such cases, we will arrange your accommodations, but you will need to pay a supplemental charge.

Is it necessary to bring toilet paper for the trek?

You can buy toilet paper in the guesthouses during the trek, but it can be expensive, so we suggest you bring some with you. You also need to bring personal items such as towels, soap, hand sanitizers, and so on.

Are there restrooms along the trail?

There are toilet facilities in the teahouses/lodges during the trek. Trekkers can also find private areas along the trail for emergencies.

What sort of food can I expect in trekking?

Multiple food choices are available in the guesthouses. Options include daal bhat (rice and lentil), bread, eggs, potatoes, noodles, soup, pasta, and pastries. We suggest eating vegetarian during the trip.

You will find a great deal of garlic on the menu since it helps with acclimatization. Each meal includes one hot drink.  Hot drinks include coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks. You can purchase an additional hot drink or sometimes soda at your own expense. You can also purchase candy or cookies (crisps) at your own expense.

I'm a vegetarian. Is that a problem?

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

Can I shower/bathe during the trek?

Certainly, hot showers are provided as part of the trek package.

Are there any laundry services available on Everest Region?

Some teahouses provide laundry services in the Everest region for an extra charge. However, it’s not guaranteed that your clothes will dry on the same day. There is a possibility that you can wash your clothes yourself during acclimatization days in Namche.

However, we recommend you pack enough clothes for your trek and not rely on laundry services.

Can I charge my electronic equipment during the trek?

Yes, you can charge your equipment during the trek for an additional cost. The cost will vary but is around USD 1-5 per charge. Two pins (type C) and three pins (type D) adaptors are highly recommended. Bring these adaptors or purchase them while you are in Kathmandu.

Health and Safety

Do your guides have the trekking guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center? Have they received first aid training for high altitudes?

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-altitude training from Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP).

What are safety measures in place? What safety equipment do your guides carry on the trek to deal with sickness/accidents?

Our guides are well trained and certified in first aid. Throughout the journey, our guides will evaluate your condition and your oxygen level using an oximeter. Our head office receives continuous updates on your condition and location through the guides. In places without a phone signal, your situation will be updated through a satellite phone during emergencies.

How do you allocate guides and porters in a group?

We allocate one guide for groups of up to 8 participants. For groups of over 8 participants, we allot an associate guide. As per the size of the group, we may add more guides or divide them into sub-groups.

We provide one porter for every two clients. Two clients’ duffel bags will be carried by one porter. The weight limit is 30kg or 15kg for each client. For an additional cost, we can arrange for one porter to carry one participant’s duffel.

Is Ace the Himalaya's staff insured?

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

What vaccinations will I need?

  • Typhoid vaccination is recommended but not required

We suggest you have a dental checkup before your trip and know your blood type. It is helpful if you inform us of any medical condition that is relevant so we may convey this information in the event of an emergency. Ace the Himalaya keeps your medical condition confidential unless treatment is necessary.

What if I am very sick in the mountain?

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.

Do you guys have a PAC (Portable Altitude Chamber)?

Yes, we have access to a portable altitude chamber in case of an emergency. It is not essential to carry during the trek. Though, we can use arrange it upon request for an extra cost of USD 200.

Do you provide oxygen supply if needed?

Yes. Guesthouses at higher elevations such as Lobuche and Gorak Shep offer oxygen at an extra cost if needed. The cost of oxygen can be high so we recommend having travel insurance so they can reimburse you.

We can also provide pre-booked oxygen for an extra cost of USD 150 for 1 tank that can be carried along with you during the trek starting from Namche to higher elevations.

How are acclimatization and altitude related?

Altitude sickness is a possibility at higher elevations as it has less oxygen available. To avoid altitude sickness, acclimatization days 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.

What kind of trekking boot would be best for the trek?

An important piece of equipment is your trekking boots. Invest in a durable and comfortable pair, preferably with water-proof lining. Boots that provide ankle support on rough ground and have stiff soles are recommended.

What is necessary for sun protection during the trek?

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 necessary. Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, clothes, etc. are vital for sun protection.

Practical Matters

What is your cancellation policy?

Notice should be provided 20 days before the trip start date in case of cancellation. The trip can be canceled for justifiable reasons. Once the trip is canceled, a fee of 30% of the trip cost is retained for administrative costs.

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 with documentation such as a receipt of monies paid. 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 here in Terms and Conditions page.

Do I need to tip my guide and porter? How much would that be?

Tipping is expected and appreciated. You can tip your trekking guides and porters based on your satisfaction and enjoyment. We suggest you spend at least 10% of your total trek cost for tipping staff. You’ll learn more about how much to tip your group’s guides and porters during our pre-trip briefing in Kathmandu.

Is there any communication while we are trekking?

Yes. The guides carry local cell phones, so you can use their cell phones if necessary and reimburse them. Assuming you have brought your cell phone, you can obtain a local SIM card and use it. Our guides or representatives can help you get a local SIM card after your arrival. There is the availability of Wi-Fi at most teahouses for an additional cost.  We utilize satellite telephones for emergencies.

What is the Internet availability in the Everest region?

For internet usage, the Everest region has a network “Everest Link” which can be bought for around NPR 600-800(USD 5-7) for 6GB that can be used at one destination, or you can pay NPR 2500(USD 21) for 10GB data that can be used in the regions that have access to Everest link.

The purchase is valid for one device only. Some teahouses will have internet access and offer Wi-Fi hotspots for a charge. These are usually unreliable and not all teahouses will have connections, so it is recommended you purchase Everest Link or a 3G/4G SIM card to use for the duration of your trek.

Does it cost an extra amount if I am a solo traveler?

If you are a solo traveler and book one of our published dates, there is no additional fee. If you sign up for a private trip or change the trip date from one of our published trip dates, you will be charged an additional fee.

Is there a provision for a refund policy if I don't accomplish the trek?

Trekkers occasionally fail to complete the journey for medical or personal reasons. In this situation, be aware that we do not issue any refunds for products purchased or unused trek days. We must pay our administration staffs, guides, and porters, purchase trekking permits, and all other booked accommodations in advance, so our expenses remain the same.

Who else will be joining my trekking group?

Our Everest View Luxury Trek is primarily a private trek. Occasionally, there may be open spots available for those interested in joining a group. If you wish to participate in a group trek, please feel free to contact us. However, the trek is generally conducted as a private experience.

Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

You can extend your trekking trip for an additional cost. Potential arrangements will be made if we get a request from your guide. This is applicable for private or solo trips as the itinerary can be easily adjusted. The addition of extra days is bound by time when you are in a group. Therefore, discuss with your group and guide, what changes can possibly be made.

I want to extend my holiday, any recommendations?

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 Day trips pages.

Transportation and Flights

Do I need to book my international flights for the travel to Nepal?

Yes, you must book your international flights. We are a local agency and do not make international flight arrangements. You can easily browse through flight tickets in airlines sites to book ones most feasible for you.

What form of transportation do you utilize?

We utilize private tourist vehicles for touring, city visits, and airport pickups. Based on the group size, we use cars, minibuses, or vans. We use 4WD when necessary.

Can we fly by plane to Lukla directly from the Kathmandu airport?

The flight to Lukla depends on the trekking season. During peak trekking seasons (March, April, May, October and November), the traffic in Kathmandu airport is congested so, the flight to Lukla may be from Manthali airport in the Ramechhap district. However, during the off-season, you can take a flight to Lukla directly from Kathmandu airport.

How can I reach Manthali Airport, Ramechhap? Do the airlines provide shuttle services to get to Manthali from Kathmandu?

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

Usually, the airline companies provide shuttle services at 3 am to get to Manthali airport, Ramechhap from Kathmandu (depending upon flight time). If airlines’ shuttle services are not available, Ace the Himalaya will arrange for a vehicle to Manthali airport.

To catch your Lukla flights, you will travel to Manthali early in the morning around 2 to 3 am from Kathmandu. If your departure time is early in the morning, you must arrive in Manthali the day before and spend the night there. More information will be shared 2 to 3 weeks before you arrive in Kathmandu.

The return journey from Manthali to Kathmandu will remain like your outward journey.

What sort of bus services can I expect to reach Manthali Airport from Kathmandu?

Generally, vehicles such as Toyota HiAce, Mahindra Scorpio, etc. are used for shuttle services between Kathmandu and Manthali. Even though the roads leading to Manthali are bumpy, sloping, and winding, the transportation options offered will be comfortable during the trip.

Is there a possibility of flying to Kathmandu from Lukla by plane directly after the trek?

The flight to Kathmandu from Lukla depends on the trekking season. Direct flight may not be possible during peak trekking season (March, April, May, October, and November) due to heavy air traffic in Kathmandu. Therefore, the flight arrives at the Manthali airport, Ramechhap.

What are the main reasons for Lukla flight delay or cancellation?

Bad weather conditions are the major reason for Lukla flight delay and cancellation. Other reasons can include congested air traffic at the Kathmandu Airport, staffing shortages, and other difficulties cause flight delays/cancellations.

Is there any alternative option if my flight to and from Lukla is canceled or delayed?

For an additional cost, a helicopter flight is an option in the event of delay or cancellation. This assists with getting you to your planned international flight.

Is it possible to book a helicopter flight instead of regular flight between Lukla and Kathmandu?

Yes, you have the option to book a seat on a helicopter between Kathmandu and Lukla for an extra charge of USD 550 per person for a one-way flight. This price is quoted on a 5-people sharing basis.

How much should I pay for a private Helicopter charter?

A private helicopter can be reserved for an additional cost of USD 3,500 for one way in addition to the flight cost between Kathmandu and Lukla. Similarly, a helicopter charter from Manthali to Lukla costs an extra USD 2,500 for a 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 from Ace the Himalaya sharing the cost for both ways. We can give more information at the time of booking.

What is the weight limit in a helicopter?

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 helicopter flight.

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