Island Peak Adventure

Trip Code

TTN-1255

Trip Type

Group

Difficulty Level

Beginners

Accommodation

Hotel, Guest House

Group Size

2-14

ALTITUDE

6,187 m/20,293 ft

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a scenic roundtrip flight to Lukla.
  • Get a close insight into the culture and lifestyle of Sherpa people.
  • Explore the biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Pay a visit to the most renowned Buddhist Tengboche Monastery.
  • Take in views of quaint Sherpa villages of Tengboche and Khumjung on the way.
  • Tented overnight accommodation at Island Peak Base Camp.
  • Climb Island Peak (6,187 m).

Trip Overview

Island Peak Adventure is a beginner-friendly climbing expedition. It is perfect for: those who want to experience summiting a Himalayan peak, and those who want to scale higher peaks and are looking for a good start. The climb from the base camp to the peak and the return back takes about 9 to 12 hours that will definitely test your willpower and endurance, and give you an unforgettable memories of the Himalayan adventure.

Standing tall at 6,187 m/20,293 ft, Island Peak has the local name Imja Tse. The peak was first summited in 1953 by British climbers as a part of their training workout. Even today, the climbers to nearby mountains use Island Peak as a training exercise. The mountain got its name because it looks like an island amidst a sea of ice and snow.

Island Peak Adventure begins from Kathmandu. A short scenic flight takes you to Lukla, the gateway to Everest. We will spend next few days trekking through the stunning Everest region, passing through villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche and so on.

Every step of the way, we will be awestruck by the Himalayan giants, their massive scale and beauty. We will be spending our nights in the guesthouses until we reach Island Peak Base Camp where we will live in the tents. At the base camp, rest, acclimatize and do some preparatory climbing exercises with the help of our climbing Sherpa.

On the next day, we will start our summit push very early in the morning (or night depending on how you look at it). Reaching the summit will be our ultimate goal. We will have a brief stay at the top, taking photos, celebrating and marveling at the views afforded by a Himalayan peak.

On the same day of the summit, we will return to Chukkung. We will use the same trail to return back to Lukla and then to Kathmandu. A Nepali farewell dinner will mark the end of our adventure.

Come and experience this adventure with Trekking to Nepal!

  • Detail Itinerary
  • Price & Departures
  • Include/Exclude
  • FAQs
  • Equipment Lists
  • T&C

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)

    Namaste! Welcome to Nepal. Once you are outside the airport terminal, please look for a "Trekking to Nepal" signboard. It will be our airport representative who will be holding it. You'll then be transferred to the hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

    In our office, we’ll have an important group meeting in our office at Thamel. Do not hesitate to ask any questions about trek during the meeting. 

    Note: Please bring your passport, two copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy for the meeting. Also, you need to clear the due balance, if any, and make sure you sign a legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

    Overnight at a hotel. No meals included.

  • Day 02

    Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m)

    For Manthali – Lukla Flight: Wake up around 2:30 am, drive to Manthali in a shared tourist vehicle for about 4 to 6 hours, and fly to Lukla (20 minutes); This is applicable for the peak trekking months of March, April, May, October and November.

    For Kathmandu – Lukla Flight: Wake up around 5 am and drive to Kathmandu Airport for about 30 minutes and fly to Lukla (35 minutes). This is applicable for the remaining months of a year, except the aforementioned peak trekking months.

    The trek starts on the second day of the trip. It starts with a short scenic flight to Lukla. As explained just above, there are two flight routes which are operated in different times of a year. We will either take a flight from Kathmandu or Manthali which is four to six hours away in road from Kathmandu. After arriving at Lukla, the gateway to Everest region, we will meet your porters and start the day’s trek to Phakding. It’s a gradual descent to a village on the banks of Dudh Koshi River. The walk is only for three or four hours and we will have half the day for rest and exploring.

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

  • Day 03

    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)

    Duration: 5-6 hours 

    The next destination on the trek is Namche Bazaar. Dubbed as the Sherpa Capital, it is the largest town in the entire Everest region. After a hot breakfast, we will leave Phakding. We will cross the rushing Dudh Koshi River many times in the prayer-laden suspension bridges. Almost all of them have a comfortable height. For the most part of today’s trek, we will trek on similar elevations without significant rises and drops. But for the last leg of the trek, there is a challenging ascent for 1.5-2 hours until we reach Namche Bazaar. On our ascent, we will cross very high Hillary Bridge. It’s a mini-adventure on its own to cross this suspension bridge. We will also get our first glimpse of Mt Everest on our climb if the weather is clear.

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

  • Day 04

    Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

    Being the largest town in the Everest region, Namche Bazaar has all kinds of shops, restaurants, internet cafes, bakeries, a bank, ATMs, money exchange counters and so on. Today we will take an optional hike in and around Namche to get better acclimatize with the thin air. On our hike, we will visit Sagarmatha National Park Museum, Syangboche Airstrip and Hotel Everest View which is one of the highest placed hotels in the world. We will get enough opportunities to marvel at the surrounding Himalayan peaks as well as Mt Everest in the distance.

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

  • Day 05

    Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3,860 m)

    Duration: 5 hours 

    On our today’s trek to Tengboche, we will have Mt Thamserku (6,608 m) and Mt Kangtega (6,782 m) on the right and Mt Everest (8,848 m), Mt Lhotse (8,516 m) and Mt Ama Dablam (6,812 m) on the front. Dwarfed by these Himalayan giants, we make our way towards Tengboche. The first leg of the trek is easier as we walk on well-kept paths with similar elevations. Then we descend down to Phungi Thanga on the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. This is our lunch stop. And then we climb up until we reach Tengboche. The village is known for Tengboche Monastery which is the largest Buddhist shrine in the Everest region. We will visit monastery to attend a prayer ceremony.

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

  • Day 06

    Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m)

    Duration: 5-6 hours 

    A view from Tengboche towards the north with Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse and Mt Ama Dablma is a must see. We will drop down through the coniferous forest and reach the Imja Khola (River). We will cross it via the suspension bridge and climb up. The initial climb is a bit challenging but it starts to become a slow ascent afterwards. After passing through villages such as Pangboche and Somare, we will finally reach Dingbcohe.

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

  • Day 07

    Trek to Chukung (4,710 m)

    Duration: 4 hours 

    We will break off from the main Everest trail and head off to Chukung, the last village before Island Peak Base Camp. It’s a quiet village serving trekkers and climbers. It’s also used as an acclimatization stop.

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

  • Day 08

    Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,240 m)

    Duration: 4 hours

    After a hot breakfast, we will slowly walk to Island Peak Base Camp. The site of the camp is just below the permanent snowline. Here the accommodation will be in a two-person tent. The food will be prepared by our kitchen staff. Unlike during the guesthouse stay, drinking water will be provided to you. Once you get there, rest well. The next day will be an acclimatization and climbing preparation day. 

    Overnight at a tented camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 09

    Rest and Acclimatization Day

    On this day, the climbing Sherpa will help you. An optional hike around the camp can be taken. The Sherpa guide will train you in the art of climbing and give you advice after looking at your display. He will brief you about the tomorrow’s summit push. You can ask him all sorts of questions to both mentally and physically prepare you. 

    Overnight at a tented camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 10

    Summit to Island Peak and Return to Chhukung

    Duration: 9-12 hours

    The summit push starts very early in the morning (or night). Although it is not a technically difficult climb, a great care and a strong willpower is absolutely needed to reach the peak. There are snow slopes, steep headwall, glacier, ridges and crevasses on your way to the summit. Once you reach the top, you will be rewarded with great views of the surrounding Himalayas which include Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu and Mt Baruntse. After a brief stay and a photo session, we will head down to the Base Camp. On the same day we will return to Chhukung.

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

  • Day 11

    Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m)

    Duration: 6 hours

    Taking the same trails we took before, we return to Tengboche passing through Dingboche, Somare, Pangboche and Deboche. We could go to the Tengboche Monastery for a prayer session. 

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

  • Day 12

    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) via Khumjung (2,780 m)

    Duration: 5 hours

    On our return to Namche, we will take a detour to Khumjung village. A monastery in the village claims to have Yeti scalp. After a brief stop at the village, we will head down to Namche.

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

  • Day 13

    Trek to Lukla (2,804 m)

    Duration: 6 hours

    We descend down in our first leg of today’s walk, cross the Hillary Bridge and reach a confluence from where the walk is relatively in similar elevations. We will have our lunch at Phakding and then we will start our gradual ascent to Lukla where we will celebrate the completion of our climb and trek with dance, food and alcohol.

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

  • Day 14

    Fly to Kathmandu (1,400 m)

    Lukla to Manthali Flight:  Take a 20 minutes flight to Manthali and on the same day drive to Kathmandu by a shared tourist vehicle for 4 to 6 hours. This is applicable for the peak trekking month of March, April, May, October and November.

    Lukla to Kathmandu Flight: Take a 35 minutes flight to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel by a shared tourist vehicle which takes about 30 min. This is applicable for the remaining months, except peak trekking months.

    Early in the morning we will catch a scenic flight back to Kathmandu over the Himalayas. Arrival to Kathmandu and back to the hotel. You can take a rest or spend the rest of your day strolling around Thamel.

    At the end of the day, there will be a farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant with a cultural performance.

    Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast and farewell dinner included.

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

  • Day 15

    Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Departure

    The trip ends today. About 3 hours before your flight time, you will be picked up from the hotel and taken to the airport.

    Breakfast included.

Price & Departures

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The price of this trip per person for the Small Group Journey is listed below. There is also the option of private and tailor made journey which can be suitable for you, your family and friends. Discounts is also available which is directly subjected to the increase with the number of people in your group. Hence, bigger the group, better the discount. Therefore, group bookings are highly encouraged.

Date (Starts) Price (Per Person)
Sat, 5 Sep 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
Sat, 12 Sep 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
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Sat, 26 Dec 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
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Sat, 5 Sep 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
Sat, 12 Sep 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
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Sat, 3 Oct 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
Sat, 10 Oct 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
Sat, 17 Oct 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
Sat, 31 Oct 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
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Sat, 7 Nov 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
Sat, 14 Nov 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
Sat, 21 Nov 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
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Sat, 5 Dec 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
Sat, 12 Dec 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
Sat, 19 Dec 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
Sat, 26 Dec 2020 USD 1,500 Book Now
Price Includes
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • 10 nights guest house accommodation during the trek.
  • 3 standard meals a day for 12 days during the guesthouse trek and the tented camp stay (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • 2 nights’ tented camp accommodation at Island Peak Base Camp.
  • Porter services for 12 days (One porter for two trekkers).
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show.
  • Climbing Sherpa from the Island Peak Base Camp to the summit and back to the Base Camp.
  • Group climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, Ice Hammer, Camping Tents and Kitchen equipment)
  • Island Peak climbing permit.
  • Airport and Hotel pick up and drop off with our private vehicle.
  • A dedicated, experienced, licensed English-speaking trekking guide to manage the entire trek.
  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments and medicines.
  • Everest Base Camp trekking permit (TIMS, Sagarmatha National Park).
  • Domestic flights from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • Trekking to Nepal’s duffel/kit bag and sun hat are yours to take.
  • All local and government taxes.
  • Official expenses.
Price Doesn't Include
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa. (You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15/30/90 days can be obtained by paying USD 30/50/125 or equivalent foreign currency respectively.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Alcoholic beverages, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking equipment (Click on the Equipment tab).
  • Tips/gratuity for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “Price Includes” section

FAQs

    Arrival and Visas

    • Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

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

    • How do I get Visas to Nepal?

      You can obtain the Nepalese visa from Nepalese consulate in your country easily or upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. There are electronic registration machines in Kathmandu airport which read your passport, take your photo and print out visa form for immigration purposes. Further, we suggest you bring 2 copies of passport size photos (not necessary at Kathmandu airport), but it might be needed for documentation.

      You can also apply online within 15 days of your date of arrival in Nepal. For that, you require a valid passport, your hotel address and a recent digital version of passport size photo (size 1.5”x 1.5”). You can print out the confirmation receipt and show it to the Immigration officer along with visa fee in Kathmandu airport.

      A 15/30/90 day multiple entries Nepalese visa can be obtained by paying USD 30/50/125 or equivalent foreign currency respectively. For more information, please read this link about Tourist Visa.

      Also, you can follow this link- Department of Immigration to fill up online Tourist Visa form.

    • Do I need special travel insurance for trekking in Nepal?

      Yes. Our company only covers insurance for our team members. We recommend you buy a travel insurance in your country. Make sure your travel insurance covers adventure activities over a certain altitude (4000 m) and covers emergency medical as well as helicopter rescue and evacuation.

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

    • Do I need any extra documents?

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

    Expenditure and Travel

    • How much spending money do I need for Island Peak Adventure?

      Well, our Island Peak Adventure cost is all inclusive of your accommodation, meals, permits and other official expenses. (See the price includes and excludes section for more details). Beside this, the other expenses depend totally on your spending habits. In general, you can spend $10 – $15 per person per day for lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. During the trek a $15 – $25 per person per day is sufficient to buy bottled water, snacks, chocolate bars, hot and cold drinks, Wi fi, showers etc. You might not need the mentioned amount too however it is always better to have the cash handy with you. Likewise, if you like to offer tips/gratuity or give donations to monasteries, you can bring along a small amount of pocket money extra during the trek which could be local or your own currency. (It’s optional). Please note: Everest region is comparatively more expensive than any other regions of Nepal. Being the mountainous region of Nepal without access to road transport in many parts especially at higher altitude regions, consumer goods are transported by helicopter, airplanes, horses, mules and porters that leads to high-cost at these places.

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

      You are required to pay 30% deposit at the time of booking and rest of the amount prior to the trip departure date. For this trip, you need to complete an online booking form along with 30% non-refundable deposit. You can pay the remaining amount in cash, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express Card) upon your arrival in Kathmandu, at our office in Thamel. Note that a 3.5% levy will be added as card processing fee by banks. (We are not liable for those 3.5% bank transaction fee).

      Read more details in “terms and conditions”.

    • What is your Cancellation Policy?

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

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

      Moreover, you can postpone or transfer your booking to another person, if you have genuine reasons for not taking the trip. For instance: serious illness, death of a close relative or friend etc. In such cases, if all the requirements are met, you can postpone or change on another date, but an extra fee of $200 is required.

      For more details please read “terms and conditions”.

    • Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking?

      Most places in trekking route doesn’t accept credit cards. Though, there are few ATM booths in Namche Bazaar, they are highly unreliable. So, we highly recommend you to convert currencies into Nepalese Rupees or withdraw money from ATMs in Kathmandu before going to trek.

      Also, note that money exchanger does not accept credit cards in Nepal. Besides, few shops in Kathmandu accept credit cards for your purchases.

    Preparation and Fitness Level

    • What type of shape do I need to be in? Is this trip suitable for me?

      If you are fit, healthy person and can walk up to 5-9 hours in a day, then you can trek to Island Peak Base Camp and climb Island Peak successfully. As Island Peak is graded as alpine PD+ which means “slightly difficult”, you must be physically and mentally fit for this particular trip. Likewise, trekking in higher altitudes is more strenuous than lower altitudes due to lower oxygen level, decreased air pressure and density in these regions. Your body needs some time to adapt in new climate and cope with decreased oxygen level at higher altitude, which is called acclimatization. While trekking to Everest Base Camp, you hike to Kala Patthar (5,555 m), cross three major passes- Renjo La Pass, Chola Pass and Kongma la Pass. Besides that, the major highlight is Island Peak climbing. Certainly, you need to develop your stamina and endurance required for acing the trek and climb successfully. So, we suggest you to do regular physical exercise, running or jogging activities to enhance your fitness level and keep yourself in good health condition. To enjoy your trek to the fullest, you can start doing an hour of aerobic exercises 3 to 4 times per week for 2-3 months, before the trek commences. This will surely enhance your stamina and endurance required for the trek. With sheer determination, courage and mental strength, you can accomplish this trek successfully. Note: For aspiring trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease, we highly encourage to inform us or consult doctor before the trip.

    Trek and Climb Difficulty

    • How difficult is Island Peak Adventure?

      It’s all relative, and depends more on your preparation and fitness level. If you are in good physical condition, frequently hike long distances and have prior experience of trekking and climbing in hills with backpacks, you will find Island Peak Adventure easier. On the other side, if you are not used to trekking, any outdoor adventurous activities or physical exercises, then you will find this trek difficult. Similarly, having prior climbing experience certainly helps in this expedition. However, even if you don’t have any trekking or climbing experience before, you can climb Island Peak with some physical training, preparation and the help of our climbing guide. Trekking in the Everest Region and climbing Island Peak is challenging, yet rewarding. The 15 days long trip involves hiking to Island Peak Base Camp and climbing Island peak. Depending on your route, usually the trek consists of 5-9 hours of hiking each day with professional guide for three weeks. You will hike through rugged trails and climb along steep terrain filled with rock, ice and snow. Certainly, this means the trek is difficult as it demands a lot of physical and mental work to accomplish it. Only when you accept and overcome challenges, you will find growth; build your strength and character in life. So, Island Peak Adventure is achievable for most people, but you need both preparation and obsession with the mountains.

    • Do I need any prior climbing experience?

      Island Peak Adventure involves trekking as well as climbing with all the expedition equipment. Though previous climbing experience certainly helps yet no prior experience is required for Island Peak climbing. However, anyone with knee, ankle, heart or lungs pre medical history needs to seek medical consent before considering Island Peak. Moreover, at Island Peak base camp our climbing Sherpa guide will organize a basic climbing training session on required climbing skills and use of climbing equipment.

    Accommodation and Communication

    • What kind of hotel can I expect in Kathmandu?

      We use Nepali standard three-star hotel accommodations in Kathmandu. You will be accommodated in standard room on a twin-sharing basis including breakfast during your stay. Furthermore, if you need to stay extra nights in the hotel or need upgraded to 4-star and 5-star hotel accommodations, we can arrange it as you wish for a reasonable price.

    • Can I rent climbing equipment from your company?

      YES, you can rent the climbing equipment at the additional cost of USD 200 per person. You will require the following equipment for Island Peak expedition.

      • 1 Pair plastic shell mountaineering boots with high altitude liners
      • 1 Pair of crampons (steel, no aluminum).
      • 1 Alpine climbing harness.
      • 1 Mountaineering axe with leash (sized properly for your height)
      • 1 Ascender (right or left handed as appropriate)
      • 1 Belay device (Black Diamond ATC or ATC Guide are good options)
      • 2 D-Shaped locking carabiners
      • 2 Non-locking carabiners
      • 1 Pair expedition style gaiters (ensure fit over your boots)
      • Neck gaiter
      • Ski goggles (optional)
      • Climbing helmet (optional)

    • What sorts of accommodations is available during Island Peak Adventure?

      En route the trek, we use tea houses/lodges for our meals and overnight stay. Usually, tea houses are managed by local families. The accommodation can be very basic, and functional. The rooms are clean with single/twin bed rooms that include mattress, quilt or blanket for your convenient stay. Occasionally, you need to stay in a dormitory style room if the guesthouses lie in remote region or due to over flow of visitors during peak season. Similarly, we stay at a tented camp for our overnight stay at Island Base Camp. Having your own sleeping bag is a good alternative to sleep comfortably as well as for hygienic reasons.

    • Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms during the trip? If so, how much extra will this cost?

      Although Everest region is a popular tourist hub, the single supplement cannot be guaranteed due to overflow of trekkers in peak season. Again, when there is decline number of guests, the teahouses can easily provide a private room without any additional cost. In particular, the accommodation during the trek will remain very basic with twin sharing and dormitory room for our trekkers. On the other side, we can assure separate room in Kathmandu upon payment of USD 35 per room per night.

    • What type of toilet/bathroom facilities are available in the teahouses/guesthouses?

      You can find western style flushing toilets as well as adjacent squat toilets in the teahouses/guesthouses. Mostly, the bathrooms are not attached to the individual rooms and are shared.

    • Where do we go toilet along the trail?

      You can use the toilet facilities provided by guest houses along the trail. Otherwise, if you arrive in places without guesthouses or public toilet in those regions during the trek, then you need to find some privacy and experience outdoor toilet adventure.

    • Do I need to bring toilet paper for the trek?

      Yes, we suggest you bring toilet paper along with hand sanitizer and towel for your conveniences. Indeed, toilet papers are available to buy on the guesthouses. So, no need to worry about it a lot.

    • Are hot showers/wash facilities available on the trek?

      Well, it depends on where you stay. Most teahouses in the trekking region provide hot showers at considerable cost. At higher elevation, the water gets frozen most of the time. So, you can get a bucket of hot water by paying an extra $2- $5 for hot showers.

    • Are there any laundry services available on the trek?

      Some teahouses provide laundry services for payment of an extra charge. But, it’s not guaranteed that your clothes will dry on the same day. There is a possibility that you can wash some clothes during acclimatization days. However, we suggest you pack enough clothes on the trek and wash them after returning back to Kathmandu.

    • Can I charge my electronic gadgets during the trek?

      Yes. There are tea houses and lodges that provide charging facility for electronic gadgets upon paying extra fee.

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

    • Are there any means of communication and internet access while trekking to Everest?

      Yes. There are telephone services and 3G coverage available in the Everest region. Most trekking routes have been equipped with internet access and telephone services. 

      However, being a remote mountainous region, there may be poor internet connection and uninterrupted coverage cannot be guaranteed. Likewise, our trekking guide has a cell phone from which you can make a phone call. Also, we recommend you to buy a local sim card, Ncell, in Kathmandu and use it for communication and internet access while trekking to Everest.

    Food and Drinking Water

    • What kind of food can I expect during the Island Peak Adventure?

      We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trip. Most importantly, it is mandatory for all trekkers to take breakfast and dinner at the tea house where you stay overnight. In addition, lunch will be served at tea houses en route where you can order food as per your choice. Likewise, you can have a cup of hot drinks like tea, coffee; hot lemon included in all 3 meals during the trek. Similarly, our professional cook/ guide will provide you the best veg-delights as per your advice during our tented camp stay in Island Peak Base Camp. Usually, they provide you typical Nepali food: dal (lentils), bhat (rice) and tarkari (vegetable curry). These foods are highly nutritious and give you sufficient energy for the trek. Besides, other typical meals include delicious vegetarian foods such as pasta, noodles, French fries, boiled eggs, pancakes, omelets, toast, momo, garlic soup and many more dishes. Also, you can find meat dishes, but we suggest you to choose vegetable dishes for health reasons.

    • Is the food in the mountain region prepared to international standard in terms of safety?

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

    • Is it safe to drink water in the trekking region?

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

      You can purchase bottled water and boiled water at the tea houses in the trek region. As you sweat a lot when hiking to higher elevation, you must drink plenty (4-5 liters) of drinking water, hot drinks and soups each day. So, make sure you are hydrated well to avoid altitude sickness and muscle cramps in the trek.

    • Is there any problem regarding foods for vegetarian during the trek?

      This is not a problem at all because mostly the mountain teahouses serve vegetarian meals. In addition, all the meals we serve during the trek include vegetarian dishes. Moreover, we highly suggest our trekkers to avoid meat dishes as the local meat is not hygienic and refrigerated properly.

      Note: Please inform us if you have any diet restriction prior to the trek start.

    Transportation

    • Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

      Yes. You should book your own international flights to and from Nepal.

    • What mode of transportation do you use while trekking in Everest region?

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

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

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

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

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

    • I hear change of Kathmandu – Lukla flights to Ramechhap (Manthali Airport). Is this true?

      Yes, it’s true that Kathmandu Lukla flight operation is shifted to Manthali Airport. Starting from March 2019, especially during peak trekking season, spring (March, April, May) and fall (September, October, November). As per the notice made by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, all the flights from Kathmandu to Lukla have been shifted to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap district due to heavy traffic congestion in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The current Lukla flight operation from Manthali airport is more likely to continue in the upcoming year.

    • How can I reach Manthali Airport, Ramechhap? Does Airlines provide shuttle services to get from Kathmandu to Manthali?

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

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

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

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

    • What sort of accommodation is available at Manthali, Ramechhap?

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

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

      Generally, vehicles such as Toyota Hiace, Mahindra Scorpio etc. that cost more than $70000 in Nepal are used extensively for shuttle services from Kathmandu to Manthali. Manthali is hilly region of Nepal. The roads to reach there are inclined with twist and turn, that’s why Indian company manufactured SUVs and 4WD are widely used for driving on those highways.

      Please do not expect popular luxurious vehicles in western countries like BMW or Mercedes Benz for travelling in Nepal. However, the transportation conveniences provided on the trip would remain comfortable and satisfactory along the journey.

      Similarly, the transport conveniences available for your return journey from Manthali to Kathmandu will be much the same as your outward journey.

    • Is there an option to fly directly from Kathmandu to Lukla airport?

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

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

    • What is the alternative option if my flight to and from Lukla is cancelled or delayed?

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

      Another possible option is to charter a private helicopter to ensure you don’t miss the deadline for the trek or your international flight. This option is available only if the clients agree to share the cost of helicopter charter among each other. The helicopter takes 5 passengers at a time, and the cost of trekking guide should be shared by trekkers respectively. The helicopter charter from Kathmandu to Lukla costs you extra $2500 in addition to domestic airfare. Similarly, the helicopter charter flight from Manthali to Lukla costs you extra $1800 in addition to domestic airfare.

    • How much should I pay for private Helicopter charter?

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

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

      Note: Bank levies a 3.5% service fee for credit card payment.

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

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

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

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

    • What is the weight limit for Lukla Flight?

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

    Season, Weather and Temperatures

    • What is the best time to do Island Peak Adventure?

      The following months are the best time to do Island Peak Summit: February, March, April, May, June, October, November, and December.

    • What is the weather and temperature like in the Everest Region?

      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 C (77 F), only to dip down as low as -20 C (-4 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 many different species of flowers are visible in the lower altitude. During springtime, the average temperature is 20 C (68 F), with a maximum of 25 C (77 F), during sunny days and a minimum of -15 C (5 F) in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 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 4000 meters, it’s rainy as well as dry, that’s why very few people travel during this season.
      There are positive sides of trekking during the monsoon months as the excess rainfall can provide ample chance to see spectacular views of the waterfall and it’s also the best season to avoid the crowds. During springtime, the average temperature is 22 C (71.6 F), with a maximum of 30 C (86 F) during sunny days and a minimum of -5 C (23 F) in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters.

      Autumn – End of September / October / November

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

      Winter – December/ January/ February

      Winter starts from mid-December till mid-February. People still like to trek 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 C (50 F), with a maximum temperature of 17 C (62.6 F), during sunny days and a minimum of -20 C (-4 F) in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters altitude. The above temperature is based on the outside of the guesthouse temperature. No need to worry about the cold temperature as we provide sleeping bag and extra blanket to make sure our clients are warm enough during the time of need.

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

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

    Health and Safety

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

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

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

    • What immunizations will I need?

      Vaccinations are not mandatory for this trip. Still, we recommend you are vaccinated against diphtheria TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus for your safety. We suggest a dental check up prior to the trek and be aware of your blood group type. Likewise, if you have any pre-existing medical conditions we recommend you to inform us while booking the trip.

    • If I am sick, can I continue the trip next day after a day rest?

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

    Guides

    Trip Departure Extension

    • All your departure is guaranteed to run?

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

    • I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations?

      Yes. There are so many options and choices available to extend your holiday before or after the trek. Please visit our website for more information about treks and tours in Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet.

    • Can I add extra days to my trip?

      Certainly, you can add extra days during the trip. You need to pay an extra cost that includes additional cost to cover food, accommodation, guides and porters. This option is more convenient and feasible for a private trip. On the other hand, if you are in a group trip, this option is often limited and should be arranged properly. So, we highly encourage you to ask us in advance or talk with your guide or group member so that we do our best to manage it accordingly.

Equipment Lists

For trekking to Island Peak Base Camp and climbing Island Peak, you should be well equipped with proper clothing and trekking gear to keep yourself warm and make this trek a pleasant one. 

Packing Suggestions:

  • We provide you a complimentary duffel bag in Kathmandu, where you should pack the essential trekking equipment.
  • We provide you the tents, kitchen accessories and group climbing equipment (i.e. climbing rope, ice screw, snow bar, and ice hammer).
  • The duffel bag is carried by porter during the trek. Make sure it does not exceed weight limit more than 12.5 kg/27.5 lbs.
  • You need to carry your own backpack (with waterproof cover) where you can carry your daily essential items. For instance: money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc.
  • You can store your luggage (non-trekking items) at the Hotel lockers in Kathmandu.
  • Total luggage allotment allows at Kathmandu-Lukla flight is 15 Kg/33 lbs combining both luggage (10 Kg/22 lbs) and backpack (5Kg/11 lbs).
  • Down jacket with a hood is a must for altitudes above 4,000m. You can rent 4-season sleeping bags and down jackets for USD 35 with us.

 We advise you bring the following equipment for Everest Three Passes and Island Peak Climbing.

Climbing Gear

The climbing equipment is more expensive to buy. So, you can rent the climbing gear for USD 200 with us on a returnable basis. The following gears are essential for climbing the Island Peak.

  • 1 pair plastic shell mountaineering boots with high altitude liners
  • 1 pair of crampons (steel, no aluminum)
  • 1 alpine climbing harness
  • 1 mountaineering axe with leash (sized properly for your height)
  • 1 ascender (right or left-handed as appropriate)
  • 1 belay device (Black Diamond ATC or ATC Guide are good options.)
  • 2 D-shaped locking carabiners
  • 2 non-locking carabiners
  • 1 pair of expedition-style gaiters
  • Neck gaiter
  • Ski goggles
  • Climbing helmet

Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes

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

Hand

  • Liner gloves
  • Heavier shell gloves

Core Body

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

Lower Body – Legs

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

Feet

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

Other essential important items

  • Passport and extra passport photos (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
  • Toiletries (Include toilet paper, wet wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap)

Medicines and First Aid Kit

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

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

Optional

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

Terms and Conditions

Trekking to Nepal is owned and operated by Ace the Himalaya, a reputed trekking and tour company based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

These booking terms and conditions mentioned here establish a legally binding contract between Ace the Himalaya and you (Client) for our services. Please read our terms and conditions carefully prior to booking a trip with us.

Bookings (Nepal and India Trips)

You can process a booking via our website, our third-party websites or email us at info@trekkingtonepal.com.

Our trip prices are in USD. If you are booking the trip with us and making payment in your local currency, then the same day exchange rate set by Nepal’s Central Bank is applicable when converting your local currency into USD.

  • You should provide us a completed booking form, a copy of your passport along with a 30% deposit of the total trip cost.
  • THE 30% DEPOSIT IS NONREFUNDABLE.
  • For Nepal trips, the remaining amount can be paid in USD/Credit card on your arrival day or pre-trip meeting at our office or hotel.
  • While for an India trip, the remaining balance should be paid in USD by bank transfer or Credit card at least 20 days prior to the trip departure date.

Bookings (Bhutan and Tibet Trips)

  • You should provide us a completed booking form, a copy of your passport along with a 50% deposit of the total trip cost.
  • THE 50% DEPOSIT IS NONREFUNDABLE.
  • The remaining balance should be paid in USD/Credit card a minimum of 20 days before the trip departure date.

Last Minute Booking

  • For Nepal and India trips, we accept the last minute booking 10 days prior to the trip departure date, only if we have space available for the trip and full payment is then required.
  • For Bhutan and Tibet trips, we will accept your last minute booking 20 days prior to the tour departure date; full payment is then required.

Payment Method (Applicable for all trips)

You can pay via wire transfer or credit card payment.

Swift/ Wire Transfer in USD
Account number:  01901576560029
Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Limited
Bank Address: KSK Building Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bank P.O. Box: 20590
Phone: 00977-1-4227749, 450201
Fax: 00977-1-4222800
Telex No:  2789 HIBA NP
SWIFT:  HIMANPKA
Account Holder Name:  Ace the Himalaya Trekking Pvt Ltd

Swift/ Wire Transfer in NPR
Account number:  01901576560018
Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Limited
Bank Address: KSK Building Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bank P.O. Box: 20590
Phone: 00977-1-4227749, 450201
Fax: 00977-1-4222800
Telex No:  2789 HIBA NP
SWIFT:  HIMANPKA
Account Holder Name:  Ace the Himalaya Trekking Pvt Ltd

Note: We are not liable for the bank transaction fee and should be paid by the customer.

Credit Card Payment

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express Card, and a 3.5% levy will be added as a card processing fee. We are not liable for those 3.5% bank transaction fee and is not affiliated with the total cost of the trip.

For secure and quick payment by credit card, you can fill up our direct payment form.

Cancellation and Refund Policy (Nepal and India Trips)

  • You should provide us a valid written notice via email a minimum of 20 days prior to the trip departure date. Cancellation is valid with approval only after receiving the notice.
  • Cancellation of the trip 20 days prior to the trip departure date, then 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid and the remaining amount after the deduction would be refunded.
  • Cancellation of the trip made less than 20 days notice prior to the trip departure date, there will be a 100% charge applicable (no refund policy). 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.

Cancellation and Refund Policy (Bhutan and Tibet Trips)

  • You should provide us a valid written notice via email a minimum of 30 days prior to the trip departure date. Cancellation is valid with approval only after receiving the notice.
  • Cancellation of the trip 30 days prior to the trip departure date, then 50% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid and the remaining amount after the deduction would be refunded.
  • Cancellation of the trip made less than 30 days notice prior to the trip departure date, there will be a 100% charge applicable (no refund policy). 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.

Reschedule the Trip (Nepal, India and Bhutan)

  • You should provide us with written notice including reasons that make you unable to travel via email 20 days prior to the trip departure date. If you are preponing the trip, you should notify us in writing 20 days prior to your new departure date.
  • A FEE OF USD 200 PER PERSON WILL BE CHARGED IF YOU POSTPONE OR PREPONE OR TRANSFER YOUR TRIP TO ANOTHER PERSON NO LESS THAN 20 DAYS PRIOR TO THE TRIP DEPARTURE DATE. THE CLIENT IS RESPONSIBLE TO FIND ANOTHER PERSON FOR TRANSFERRING HIS/HER TRIP.

Reschedule the Trip (Tibet)

  • You should provide us with written notice including reasons that make you unable to travel via email 30 days prior to the trip departure date. If you are preponing the trip, you should notify us in writing 30 days prior to your new departure date.
  • A FEE OF USD 200 PER PERSON WILL BE CHARGED IF YOU POSTPONE OR PREPONE OR TRANSFER YOUR TRIP TO ANOTHER PERSON NO LESS THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE TRIP DEPARTURE DATE. THE CLIENT IS RESPONSIBLE TO FIND ANOTHER PERSON FOR TRANSFERRING HIS/HER TRIP.

INCOMPLETE TRIP

IN CASE OF ANY FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE TRIP, FOR WHATEVER REASON, BY THE CLIENTS, WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY REFUNDS FOR ANY MEALS, ACCOMMODATION OR ANY SERVICES NOT USED DURING THE TRIP. FURTHER, IF YOU COMMIT ANY UNLAWFUL ACT DURING THE TRIP AND ARE COMPELLED TO LEAVE NEPAL, WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY REFUNDS.

Passport and Visas (Nepal and India)

  • A valid passport is needed with a minimum validity of 6 months from the return date.
  • A Nepalese visa can be obtained from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visa costs are the sole responsibility of clients. For more details, please read this link about Nepalese Tourist Visa.
  • You can fill in the Nepalese Tourist Visa form online. Here is a link- Department of Immigration. The online form will be valid for 15 days, which means you must fill it in less than 15 days before your arrival date. You will receive a receipt by your email after filling in the form. You should print the receipt and keep it with you as you need to produce it before the immigration authority.
  • For Indian visas and cost, please contact the Indian embassy in your home/resident country. There is no on arrival visa facility for Indian visas.

Passport and Visas (Bhutan and Tibet)

  • A valid passport is needed with a minimum validity of 6 months from the return date.
  • As you are unable to obtain visas to Bhutan and Tibet directly, Bhutan as well as Tibet permit and visa will be organized by Ace the Himalaya. This cost is all included in the trip price.
  • To facilitate this, you need to send a clear, color scanned copy of your passport to us via email at the time of booking.

RISK AND LIABILITIES

ALL OUR NEPAL, INDIA, BHUTAN AND TIBET TOURS ARE CONDUCTED BY FOLLOWING THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE TOURISM BOARD OF THE RESPECTIVE COUNTRY. ACE THE HIMALAYA WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHANGES IN ITINERARIES DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THAT ARE BEYOND OUR CONTROL. FOR INSTANCE: LAST MINUTE CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT RULES, LOCAL POLITICS, GOVERNMENT RESTRICTION, BAD WEATHER, ILL HEALTH CONDITION OF TREKKERS, DEATH, ROAD BLOCKAGE, FLIGHT DELAY/CANCELLATION, NATURAL DISASTERS (EARTHQUAKE, LANDSLIDE, FLOOD, SNOWFALL, AVALANCHE, ETC) AND ANY OTHER THINGS BEYOND OUR CONTROL. ANY ADDITIONAL EXPENSES NECESSITATED BY SUCH AN EVENT WILL BE BORNE BY THE CLIENT/S. FURTHER, WE RECOMMEND YOU TO HAVE TRAVEL INSURANCE WHILE TRAVELING IN NEPAL.

Travel Insurance

Having Travel Insurance is compulsory for all clients while traveling with us. The travel insurance must cover weather delays, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, air ambulance, trip cancellations, natural disasters, theft of baggage, loss of gear and equipment etc.

Domestic flight delay/Cancellation

Generally, due to bad weather conditions and poor visibility, flight delays or cancellation are likely to happen in mountain countries/regions. In such a case, we are not liable for any extra expenses or inconveniences. Since the weather of the mountain region is quite unpredictable, we suggest you arrange a minimum of 1 or 2 extra days (especially Everest region treks) so that you won’t miss your International flight. Further, we suggest you bring some extra cash to prepare for unforeseen circumstances.

Changes to your trip and price due to natural disasters, flight delay etc.

In the event of cancellations/changes of the trip due to any unforeseen circumstances like natural disasters, flight delay etc., we will arrange another trip for you of the same price value. Also, you are free to reschedule the trip. While rescheduling the trip of either the same price value or higher value, you need to pay the amount of used services from your previously booked trip. Similarly, if the price increases for the rescheduled departure, you will pay the difference between new prices and old prices.

Most of our trip packages are based on twin-sharing accommodation. Furthermore, a single-room supplement charge will be imposed on the clients who don’t have another tour participant to share accommodation with.

Likewise, we reserve the right to revise pricing rates posted in our marketing material under any circumstances or on the pressure of various external factors like changes in exchange rate, government action, etc. which are far from our control.

Health and Fitness

You should be physically and mentally fit when trekking in high altitude regions. Therefore, we suggest you undergo a medical examination with a general practitioner (GP) regarding your health and fitness before traveling with us. If you have any preexisting medical conditions or disabilities, please notify us at the time of booking.

Children

A legal guardian/parent must accompany the participant below the age of sixteen.

Privacy

Ace the Himalaya is concerned to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information. No private or personal information that you provided to us when booking will be disclosed for any other purposes.

PUBLICITY

YOU AGREE THAT ACE THE HIMALAYA MAY USE IMAGES OF YOU TAKEN DURING THE TRIP WITHOUT RECOURSE TO YOU AND WITHOUT COMPENSATION TO YOU, FOR PUBLICITY AND PROMOTION PURPOSES THROUGH WHATEVER MEDIUM IT CHOOSES.

Complaints

Should you have a complaint about the trip, make it known to our staff at the earliest opportunity, so that s/he may take appropriate actions to resolve it. Your satisfaction is our top-notch priority.

Acceptance of Terms

These terms and conditions are valid only if you book the trip with us directly. If you book our trip through a third party or any agents, you are liable to their terms and conditions as well as our terms and conditions.

Applicable Law and Choice of Forum

Ace the Himalaya main office is located in Kathmandu, Nepal. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of Nepal. Any dispute arising out of these terms and conditions shall be resolved exclusively by the District Court, Appellate Court, and Supreme Court located in Kathmandu, Nepal. There is no case in a foreign country, and the parties agree that the court of Nepal is the appropriate forum for any claim or proceeding commenced in relation to these terms and conditions.

What makes this trip different ?

Trekking to Nepal is an online booking platform of Ace the Himalaya. Ace the Himalaya works closely with and is one of the main supporters of non-profit organization Sambhav Nepal.

Ace the Himalaya covers the administration cost of Sambhav Nepal as the staff working at Ace also help in admin work of Shambav Nepal. For instance: making proposals, collecting information for the related projects, visiting the project sites, coordinating the local governments/authorities etc. That’s why, Sambhav Nepal doesn't have their admin cost in the project it runs.

Furthermore, Sambhav Nepal  provides support to people with needs such as education and health in villages of Gorkha through the children sponsorship program. We sponsor children for school which are conducted successfully in full collaboration with Ace the Himalaya and its sister organizations, Ace Holidays and Ace Xpeditions.

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