Trekking in Nepal, Peak Climbing, Mt Biking and Tours in Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet
Climb Pisang Peak which stands at 6,091 m high and cross through Thorong La Pass in this trek in Annapurna region.
We do not have fixed departure date for this trip. This trip can only be organized upon your request. There is an option of private and tailor-made journey best suited for you, your family and friends. We have price discounts according to the group size, the bigger your group, the bigger your group discounts. We allow complete flexibility on your departure date, please choose your preferable date.
Pisang Peak stands at an elevation of 6,091 m up above from Pisang village in Annapurna Himalaya range and yak pastures in a uniform slope of ice and snow to the final summit pyramid. Pisang peak is considered one of the busy climbing peaks among the trekking peaks in Nepal. To reach the base camp from Pisang village, the path ascends through sparse wood and pasture to a Kharka at 4,420 m, which is considered the best place for setting up the base camp.
High Camp is set up at 5,450 m, climbing to a shoulder on the South-West Ridge. There will be snow at the high camp from the end of November to the end of March. The well-defined ridge leads to the final snow slop, which is quite steep but not difficult to reach the summit. Descent is made on the same route.
After the main adventure of Pisang Peak, the trek leads to Thorong La pass (5,416 m), through Manang, which are the main attraction of whole Annapurna Circuit trek. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction.
After you cross the Thorong La pass the trail take you to the Muktinath then Jomsom from where we can take a flights to Pokhara.
Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,400 m). Overnight at hotel.
Drive to Syange (1,100 m) from Kathmandu by Private 4WD – 7 to 8 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
Trek to Tal (1,700 m) – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Trek to Danaque (1,860 m) – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Trek to Chame (2,670 m) – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
Trek to Pisang village (3,300 m) – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
Acclimatization and explore around. Overnight at guesthouse.
Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4,380 m) – 6 to 7 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
Pisang Peak Base Camp to high camp (5,450 m) – 6 to 7 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
Acclimatization and explore around high camp. Overnight at tented camp.
Pisang peak summit day (6,091 m) and return to Base Camp – 9 to 10. Overnight at tented camp.
Spare day in case of bad weather conditions. Overnight at tented camp.
Trek to Pisang Village (3,300 m) – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
Trek to Manang (3,540 m) – 6 to 7 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
Trek to Yak Kharka (4,050 m) – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450 m) – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
Cross Throng la pass (5,416 m) and trek down to Muktinath (3,760 m) – 7 to 8 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
Trek to Jomsom (2,720 m) – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
Morning flight to Pokhara – 30 minutes. Overnight at a hotel.
Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus – 7 to 8 hours. Overnight at hotel.
Transfer to international airport for your final departure.
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 conditions, 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. Read more
Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport from the airstrip at Jomsom. This service is pretty dependable. Sometimes, flights may be canceled due to mountain weather conditions or other technical problems. In such a case, Ace the Himalaya will organize the alternative available road transportation to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight. Likewise, for your two-way ground transportation between Pokhara and Jomsom, we use locally available vehicles, which are mostly Indian vehicles like the Mahendra Scorpio and Bolero. The expense of the road transport will be managed from the reimbursement received from the flight ticket after deducting the cancelation charge. So please note that there will be no refund of the flight from Jomsom to Pokhara if the alternative road transportation is consolidated.
Twin-sharing/double accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara for 2 nights and 1 night including breakfast (Private room accommodation can be organized at an extra cost)
Twin-sharing guesthouse accommodation during the trek for 12 nights
Tented camp accommodation and all meals during the stay at the Pisang Peak Base Camp, and high camp for 2 nights each (We will provide fully water/wind-proof twin-share tents, dining tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, etc.)
Experienced, first-aid trained, government licensed, English-speaking Ace the Himalaya’s trekking guide
Climbing Sherpa from Base camp to the summit and back to the base camp (We assign one climbing guide for a group of 2 clients. We increase the number of guides if we have 3 or more clients in one group.)
Group climbing equipment (Climbing rope, ice screw, snow bar and ice hammer)
Annapurna Conservation Park permits, TIMS permit for trekking and Pisang peak climbing permit
Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu (Kathmandu to Syange by 4WD Vehicle and Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus)
Airfare from Jomsom to Pokhara including Airport Departure Tax
Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.
Today we will take a private 4WD drive from Kathmandu to Syange. The drive will be last 7 to 8 hours depending upon the traffic and the road condition. The drive till Besisahar is on concrete paved road. After Besisahar, we will enjoy our adventurous and dirt road drive for a maximum of 2 hours to reach our destination Syange. We will assign the best vehicle matching the needs of the road. All our drivers are very experienced and are certified license holder for the highway drives.
During this drive, if the weather permits, you can also enjoy the glimpses of the mountains like Mount Annapurna II and III, Mount Machhapuchhre and Mount Lamjung along with beautiful landscape, rivers and waterfalls.
This will be our exciting day. We will leave Marsyangdi River behind and continue our journey to witness Annapurna II and Pisang Peak and beautiful landscape and old villages. Don’t miss an opportunity to take beautiful pictures as we observe mountains, waterfalls and countryside life style of Nepal. We will rest at Danaque.
We will continue our walk enjoying the view of mountains, and waterfalls on the way. Today will be an easy day. After 4 hours of walking, we will reach Chame, the headquarter of Manang. It’s a beautiful little town with more facility than our previous days.
The day begins by passing through a deep forest located in a steep and narrow valley. From there we cross a river on a long suspension bridge (2,910 m). We then cross another bridge (3,040 m), after which the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face begins to appear. From there the trail climbs up to Pisang, which sprawls between 3,200 m & 3,300 m, a day’s trip of 5 hours.
Today is spent acclimatizing in Pisang. We’ll explore the area, catching the magnificent views around the village. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest.
On today’s 6 hours trek the trail makes a steep ascent, passing through Upper Pisang. En route we cross forests of pine and local vegetation. The views of the Annapurna range welcome you. From today the accommodations will be tented camps for a few days, with food cooked on site by our professional chef.
Today is our main adventure day. Weather permitting, we’ll set out early to climb Pisang peak. At the summit of Pisang (6,091 m), you have a closer panoramic view of the Annapurna range, Chulu East, Chulu Far East, Nawal peak, Tilicho peak, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, the Tibetan mountains, Kang Guru Peak, Gyaji Kang peak, Tilje peak, Kuchubhro peak, and many more. After an easy trip to the top, we make our way back down to the base camp.
This day is designed as spare in case of bad weather stops us from climbing Pisang Peak. The weather in the mountains can’t be predicted accurately. It can change unexpectedly every day and hinder our climbing. In case of bad weather on Day 11, we can summit the peak on this day. However, if the weather is favorable and we can climb the peak on Day 11, we can utilize this day to rest and relax anywhere in the trail or at Jomsom which offers a lot of good restaurants, bars, bakeries and other facilities. Jomsom has many good places to hangout and is a popular town for all treks and tours in the region.
Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna range. The people of this region herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year. They also continue to enjoy the special trading rights they gained back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, we have a choice between trails heading north and south of the Marsyangdi River, meeting up again at Mungji. The southern route goes by Hongde (3,325 m) and involves less climbing than the northern route by way of Ghyaru. While containing a more rigorous path, the route along the northern bank of the river holds better mountain views than the southern. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga (3,475 m) to nearby Manang (3,540 m). Overnight at guesthouse.
Today we leave Manang, the trail making an ascent of nearly 2,000 m to the Thorong La pass. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka (4,050 m) after five hours, where the many yaks and abundant vegetation begin to grow steadily sparser.
Today holds a long trek beginning at 4:00 a.m., enabling us to reach the pass by 9 or 10 a.m. Otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect the journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5,416 meters, and can be exposed to strong winds if the crossing is made too late. We start climbing up a steep path that is regularly used and easy to follow. Problems may arise, however, due to the high altitude and snow. Snow often makes the crossing for more difficult. About four hours’ climb we’ll reach the pass, marked by chortens and prayer flags. At the top we’ll be rewarded by the magnificent view, after which another four will take us to the holy town of Muktinath (3,800 m).
Muktinath, meaning “place of Nirvana,” is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all sorrows are relieved when visiting the temple, a scared pilgrimage site to Hindus and Buddhists alike. The chief pilgrimage usually takes place in September. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and features 108 waterspouts from which holy water pours. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple, which contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas.
Our descent continues five hours through the Kali Gandaki Valley to Jomsom, headquarters of the Mustang district and home to many apple orchards and apple delicacies. Apple Brandy is a local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste during the journey.
You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, scenic Everest flight, mountain biking and other activities.
In the evening, we host a farewell dinner in a fine restaurant. (Your guide(s) and an office staff will accompany you).
An Ace airport representative will escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
Here is a list of what you might want to pack for the hike. 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. Also, you can rent sleeping bag and down jacket with us at the additional fee of USD 35 for each once you are in Kathmandu.
The Climbing equipment are much more expensive to buy. So, please let us know if you want to rent the equipments at the additional cost of USD 250 per person. The Following equipments are essential for climbing.
Note: The quantity of each article of clothing can be adjusted to suit the preferences of each participant.
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.
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.
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!
Indeed, Nepal is entirely open. Fully immunized travelers are welcome in Nepal without restriction. Arriving travelers can obtain a visa on arrival at the Kathmandu airport as well. Please visit Covid-19 travel protocols 2022 for up-to-date information.
We suggest you look at the Nepal immigration site https://www.immigration.gov.np for the most up-to-date information.
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.
Yes, all our climbing guides hold their license from Nepal Mountaineering Association. They are experienced in many 6,000 and 7,000 meters peaks and have also been to 8,000 meters peaks a few times.
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.
Our trekking season extends from mid-September to May. From early September, the monsoonal rains decrease. By end of September to December, the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, and cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December is the best time to do this trek.
One of the most unpredictable elements of the mountain 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 Annapurna 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 -5 degrees C (23 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 Annapurna region. That is why, it can become somewhat crowded. 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 0 degrees C (32 Degrees F), in the morning and at night for areas above 2500 meters.
July / August Through Mid-September is Monsoon Season
This season is not really recommended to travel as it rains in the lower altitudes. However, there are positive sides of trekking during the monsoon months. 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 this time, the average temperature is 25 degrees C (77 Degrees F), with a maximum of 30 degrees C (86 Degrees F), during sunny days and a minimum of 5 degrees C (41 Degrees F), in the morning and at night for areas above 2500 meters.
Autumn – End of September / October / November
Similar to springtime, autumn in this 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 20 degrees C (68 Degrees F), with a maximum temp of 25 degrees C (77 Degrees F), during sunny days and a minimum of -5 degrees C (23 Degrees F), in the morning and at night, for areas above 2500 meters altitude.
Winter- December/ January/ February
Winter start from mid-December till mid-February in this region. People still like to trek in this month due to fewer crowds.
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 -10 degrees C (14 Degrees F), in the morning and at night, for areas above 2500 meters altitude.
The temperature mentioned above is based on the outdoor temperature of the guesthouse temperature. No need to worry about the cold temperature as we provide the sleeping bag plus an additional blanket to make sure our clients are warm enough during the time of need.
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.
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.
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.
Typically, USD 15 to 20 per person per day will be sufficient. This is to purchase water, tea/espresso, snacks, and hot showers in the mountains and for lunch or dinner in Kathmandu. Additionally, if you want to buy souvenirs or native Nepali goods, you can bring extra cash with you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pisang Peak climbing involves trekking as well as climbing with all the expedition equipment. Though previous climbing experience certainly helps yet no prior experience is required. However, anyone with a knee, ankle, heart, or lung pre-medical history needs to seek medical consent before considering Pisang Peak. Moreover, at Yala base camp our climbing Sherpa guide will organize a basic climbing training session on required climbing skills and the use of climbing equipment.
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.
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.
This is a little more technical compared to other 6,000 meters peaks in the Himalayas. You need good stamina for a long day’s effort while climbing it. You can mount this peak without any previous climbing experience or skills in using climbing equipment. Still, knowledge of using equipment and previous experience would be beneficial although not mandatory because pre-ice climbing training is provided to you in Base Camp to make you skillful in using climbing gears such as ropes, ice picks, harnesses, and crampons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can find the necessary items to pack for the trek on the Equipment Tab. 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.
Yes, we do provide sleeping bags or down jackets for rental costs of USD 35 each. Do let us know before initiating the trek and we shall provide items.
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.
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.
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.
We use standard rooms at three-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, with breakfast.
Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you Ace the Himalaya sleeping bags if needed (to be returned after the trip), but always having your own sleeping equipment is a good idea. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory style. At times when possible, dining will be around a bonfire. In teahouses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission. The toilet in teahouses provides essential and basic facilities and is always outside the room.
From the base camp and above the accommodation would be share-tented accommodation (Two People at each tent). You can book a private tent by paying an additional cost of USD 200 for the nights you spend camping.
A private room in the teahouses cannot be guaranteed during peak season. During the non-peak season, the teahouses may provide a private room without any additional cost. The accommodation during the trek will remain very basic with twin sharing rooms and occasionally dormitory rooms for our trekkers.
We can arrange for a private room while in Kathmandu for an additional cost of USD 35 per room per night.
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.
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.
There are toilet facilities in the teahouses/lodges during the trek. Trekkers can also find private areas along the trail for emergencies.
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 acclimate. 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 soda at your own expense. You can also buy candy or cookies (crisps) at your own expense.
At Tented camp stay, our professional cook/guide will provide you the best veg delights according to your advice and this is all included in your trip price.
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.
Natural spring water or tap water can be found along the trek and in guesthouses but must be treated. We use Katadyn filters to purify the natural water sources to make them safe to drink. This way, it is sustainable and pocket friendly as you need not buy bottled mineral water. You must carry a water bottle that can hold both hot and cold water and a hydration pack.
If the temperature drops too low for the Katadyn filter to function properly or if any technical issues occur, it is recommended to buy boiled water from the teahouse to ensure safe drinking water as an alternative.
Yes, teahouses do provide hot boiled water for an extra charge of USD 2 to 5 per liter. The cost varies and increases at higher altitudes.
Depending on the location, it will cost an additional USD 5 to USD 8 for each shower during the trip.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Air at higher elevations 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If there are any, you will be allocated to a trekking group. The details of the personal data of your group members cannot be disclosed. However, feel free to contact us if you have queries about other trekkers in the group and we shall give you a general idea of the ages, nationality, and sex of your group members. Chances are you will be trekking with others unless you have booked a private trip.
You can extend your trekking trip 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.
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.
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.
We utilize private tourist vehicles for touring, city visits, and airport pickups. Based on the group size, we use cars, minibusses, or vans. We use 4WD SUVs when necessary. For domestic flights, we use Sita Air, Tara Air, and Summit Air.
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