Getting to an elevation of 5,545m, Everest Base Camp Trek is an achievement. After a day exploration of the treasure troves in Kathmandu this trek begins with the electrifying flight to the airport in Lukla, which hangs on the edge of the cliff at 2,860m. While penetrating through the floral and faunal biodiversity of Sagaramatha National Park, the trial winds through the magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and firs. The gateways to scattered highland hamlets are adorned with Buddhist prayers engraved mani walls and fluttering prayer flags.
The stunning landscapes and the breathtaking views of Himalayan giants including Mt. Everest [8,848m], Mt. Lhotse [8,586m], Mt. Cho Oyu [8,188m] and Mt. Ama Dablam [6,812m] among others are frequent rewards throughout the Everest Base Camp trek. Visit to sacred Himalayan Monasteries including the one at Tengboche and encounter with the culture of native Sherpa families are astounding cultural highlights of this trek. Getting closer to colossal Everest, Kalapattar [5545m] is a breather offering the best view Everest and the fantastic glacial walk to the Everest Base Camp which lies at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall make the trek absolutely worthwhile.
Lukla airport or Tenzing–Hillary Airport is a shortest point to start trek to Everest base camp by flight. It lies at the altitude of around 2845 meter in the Himalaya. Hence, to avoid bad weather condition, entire airlines operate their flight in the morning time.
Due to unfavorable weather conditions, flight to/from Lukla gets delayed or even canceled for one, couple or more days. It might be happened at the time of your trek start or at the end of your trek. Also, you might need to aspect this kind of obstacle even in best season of Nepal.
We hope this will not happen but in case if this occurs we will try our best to schedule next flight. Furthermore, we suggest you to be prepared with this kind of circumstance. If possible, please try to keep some buffer days in your itinerary. In case if flight cancelled for longer days, you can choose alternative trip toward Annapurna, Langtang and Upper Mustang region. These areas are easily accessible by road so you will not have any problem for flight.
Alternatively, if you wish to stick with original itinerary then we can arrange Helicopter flight to/from Lukla with a supplement charge. Please note that supplement charge is additional to your flight cost. At the time of your flight to/from Lukla, if you feel that your flight is going to be canceled, you can consult with your guide to arrange Helicopter. As per the availability we will inform you about the time and supplement cost of the flight.
Please note that we are unable to refund or cover the expenses done due to flight cancellation before or after trek. Plus, you will not be entitled to any refund for the services that are not used and included in the package.