Nepal is safe to travel After Covid-19 pandmic

Nepal Tourism after COVID-19

Everything shall come to pass

We all know that the whole market is crashed because of Covid-19. People has suffered physically and mentally because of the virus. Like every other industry Tourism industry has been hit hard by the virus. Covid-19 has shaken us to our very soul, no doubt on that but is it the end of tourism? Are we forever going to cancel travel plans? Is humanity going to give up the discovery and exploration of nature?

Let’s think about it, like everything else in the past, this shall too pass.

Impact of COVID-19

Nepal, country of Asia, lying along the southern slopes of the Himalayan mountain ranges. It is a landlocked country located between India to the east, south, and west and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north. Its territory extends roughly 500 miles (800 kilometres) from east to west and 90 to 150 miles from north to south. The capital is Kathmandu.

Tourism is one of Nepal’s largest industries. Tourism revenue in 2018 accounted for 7.9% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and supported >1.05 million jobs, with the expectation of providing >1.35 million jobs by 2029. Nepal hosted 1.19 million foreign tourists in 2019, and the ‘Visit Nepal 2020’ campaign, officially introduced on 1 January, aimed to attract 2 million tourists, generate $2 billion and create thousands of new jobs.

However, on 23 January, the first case of imported COVID-19 was detected in Nepal. In response to cases worldwide increasing exponentially and amid growing public concern, the government suspended the ‘Visit Nepal 2020’ initiative on 3 March. Shortly after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on 13 March, the government suspended all permissions for mountaineering expeditions and suspended all visas.

After confirmation of the second imported case on 23 March, the government locked the country down and suspended all national and international flights. Massive cancellations of hotel and tourist bookings followed, resulting in widespread unemployment, loss of income and threatened livelihoods for thousands. The collapse of international and domestic tourism followed a 2% drop in tourist arrivals in January 2020 compared to 2019. Over 10 000 tourists who had entered Nepal before the lockdown was also left stranded, although many of them were eventually repatriated.

International and domestic commercial flights and chartered flights to Nepal are being operated from Sept 1, 2020. All incoming international passengers are required to meet and fulfil all the requirements of arrival protocols.

Current Scenario of Covid-19 in Nepal

These days things are beginning to return to normal routine in Kathmandu and other less affected cities after the lockdown was eased. The government eased the lockdown in different parts of the country as per the number of cases in the area. The high-risk areas which are the southern part of the country sharing an open border with India still remain under lockdown to control the outbreak.

As of Feb 20 2021, there are 273,263 cases of COVID-19 registered in Nepal. Out of which, 269,619 have recovered with active case standing at 3,644. Sadly, 2061 deaths have been registered in Nepal until Feb 20, 2021. Today as of  Feb 20, 2021 things are back to normal in Nepal and daily works have begun to resume. The vaccination has started in Nepal too and the government plans to vaccinate the majority of the population by Mid 2021.

Yet again, this shall too pass like everything in the past. Now we know better about how our small negligence can end up being a disease, we know why hygienic is of utmost importance and we’ll follow the guidelines of health experts and open the door of the New World.

Opportunities for New Pathways

Despite the fact that tourism industry is highly vulnerable to numerous environmental, political, and socio-economic risks, it has previously shown its resilience, as seen in the aftermath of the Maoist insurgency or the great earthquake of 2015. The nature and intensity of COVID-19, however, indicates that this crisis is different, and could lead to profound and long-term structural changes to tourism as a socio-economic activity and industry. Nonetheless, the crisis also provides unprecedented opportunities to redefine the tourism sector’s relationship with nature, climate and the economy and to transform the sector. The following initiatives may contribute to substantial, meaningful and positive transformation of tourism in post-COVID-19 era, in addition to implementing and communicating health protocols.

First, sustainability should be the core of growth of all sectors of tourism by addressing climate change and wherever possible, to move towards a circular economy or regenerating economy. One of the key tourism sectors in Nepal is adventure tourism, including trekking, rafting, mountaineering and other adventure activities. This can be restructured by blending natural and cultural experiences to make tourism sustainable. We need to learn lesson from past mistakes of prioritizing quantity over quality, and destruction over sensible development that can positively influence quality of life and the environment for communities dependent on tourism. For this to happen, the portfolio of tourism market has to be diversified; tourism infrastructure and service provisions, particularly at remotely located destinations have to be improved; high value tourism destinations have to be developed selectively in contrast to ‘free for all’ destinations, and professionalism has to be built in sustainable tourism practices.

Second, technology is at the core of the solution for combating COVID-19 and reopening the economy. There has been an increased use of robotics, artificial intelligence, and humanoid robots in delivering materials, disinfecting and sterilizing public places, detecting and measuring body temperature, providing safety and security to contain the spread of COVID-19 in hospitals, airports, hotels, restaurants and community in general. In addition, big data has been used for fast and real-time decision making. While the potential job losses incurred by the adoption of this technology will be a source of controversy, it is highly likely that the travel and tourism sectors will use new digital technology after the COVID-19 pandemic becomes less serious as digitalization and innovation provide opportunities to scale up operational procedures that make travel safe and seamless and minimize wastes. In addition, it would help enhance the competitiveness and agility of MSMEs to reach customers, provide added value jobs and implement effective health protocols. It is therefore necessary that the government unveil recovery packages with a special focus to encourage maximum use of new technology, promote digitalization of MSMEs and invest in digital skills.

Third, the success of the tourism sector depends on the adoption of an approach towards building partnerships at all levels, consistent with vertical coordination between the three tiers of government – federal, provincial and local – as well as the adoption of evidence-based policy with a focus on community wellbeing. It also demands enhanced coordination across sectors supporting tourism such as air and road transport, technology, trade, investment, education, culture and strong public/private partnership beyond the concept of existing Nepal Tourism Board. Fourth is the promotion of domestic tourism. One can observe an increasing trend of more than 6 million middle-class Nepalis visiting different parts of the country for trekking, paragliding, rafting, bungee jumping, rock climbing, jungle safari, and sightseeing. Domestic tourism can have a positive economic impact at both the national and local level. It not only creates employment opportunities for the local people but also promotes local entrepreneurship. From a national perspective, it helps balanced regional development, promotes inclusive growth, and reduces vulnerability of the tourism by reducing dependency on foreign tourists.

Travel is Safer in Nepal after 2020.

Nepal is a landlocked country, the only way people from western countries come to Nepal is by Air.  NTB (Nepal tourism board) is working hard to do everything possible for making travel as safe as it can be without any hassle and extra struggle. The precaution guidelines which are actively in action for the time when International flights will be back to normal. As per the social distancing protocol by WHO, Nepal has always been the country where greeting is done with Namaste or Namaskar which is done with two hand joints together with a significant distance. As per the guidelines by Nepal Tourism Board, Gears like Temperature screening device, Sanitizer, high-quality mask, and all other equipment on that particular date will be at your service for all safety precautions.

Earlier in the autumn, a team of mountaineers from Bahrain were given special permission to scale Mount Lobuche and Mount Manaslu. They were made to follow all the new rules placed by the government and reported no problems. The success of the expedition was celebrated by the mountaineering community in Nepal, as was the government decision to reopen to all qualified mountaineers and trekkers in October.

Why you should visit Nepal after coronavirus?

  • COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates to us the value of freedom – the freedom to travel and to appreciate the mother nature. Well, Nepal can be a perfect destination as every activity in Nepal revolves around finding yourself and your existence.
  • Nepal hosts a diverse array of landscapes and is a country of contrast. Nepal is a small nation in terms of its size but the country portrays diverse landscapes, cultures and religions, providing lifetime experiences.
  • Travelling to Nepal is affordable as compared to other countries. Post pandemic travel around the world is going to be expensive. Nepal may just be a perfect pick for you as the country offers a wide range of choices in terms of accommodation, food, travel etc.
  • The mountainous region of Nepal is not touched by COVID-19. Most of the COVID-19 affected areas in Nepal are in the southern part, close to India border. The mountainous regions are not in the COVID hot spot areas.
  • The weather and air quality have improved due to travel restrictions and lockdown. Clear skies with vistas stretching for miles are visible and there has been a drastic reduction of litter and waste in the mountains.
  • The people of Nepal needs your help now more than ever. You can help by visiting the country and we are sure you will not be disappointed.

 

Hiking/Trekking can be the best idea after Covid-19.

We know the more we’re in social gatherings, the more chances of getting affected but it doesn’t mean you have cancelled all travel plans right? Matter of fact Nepal is one of the few countries where Covid-19 cases are decreasing rapidly! but still, we need to take every precaution possible for sure.
So what might be the sensible way to deal with this kind of scenario?

Most of the trekking regions in Nepal are less affected by the coronavirus. Although the virus has spread throughout the nation, the mountainous region of Nepal has seen only a few numbers of cases. Till date, there is no positive case in Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp and other major trekking regions. The local governing authorities have placed a strict quarantine and testing protocols to make sure that the virus is not traced in these regions.

The Tourism Ministry has requested all the lodge owners and local authorities to mandate the safety protocol strictly and to adhere by the guideline in day to day operation to gain back the confidence of international and national tourists. Major popular trekking areas such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp etc. may see fewer numbers of trekkers than expected once travel restriction has been lifted but you should still be cautious and follow the safety protocols strictly. We have also mandated new norms on our trek to help mitigate the risk of contracting the virus.

Furthermore, including travel, tourism, adventure, and nature, Nepal has a distinct quality of spirituality. This lockdown and pandemic have affected the mental health of millions of people. Travel with spiritual therapy for the mind is a must indeed for the current situation. Nepal assures the presence of such a relaxed and scenic environment that is integral to bettering one’s mental health. Rather than going to mass gatherings, one can go for nature exploration, trekking/ hiking which you might actually love to do after staying at home for almost a month or more depending on the city you live in. At the same time, the wonderful mountain views provide an amazing opportunity for complete physical and mental rejuvenation. The charming view of the horizon and sun rays’ kisses over the snow-capped mountains is enough to render you speechless and provide you with all the enjoyment you crave. In fact, the best views from the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Region treks make your journey full of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Nepal Welcomes You After the Covid-19

nepal visa after CovidThere is no need to cancel or alter your Nepal holiday plans for 2021 as of now and the tourism ministry is looking at every possible option for opening up the tourism in Nepal, whilst keeping the safety of travellers and workers a paramount. We are optimistic that 2021 will run as planned as the flights, hotels, lodges have all resumed safely catering to the needs of tourists.

The tourism industry, workers and local people of this country need your support now more than ever to sustain.  We are sure the normal days will return soon and in the meantime take care and stay safe. We look forward to welcoming you and guiding you in the Himalayas with better safety and experience.

 

Special Entry Requirements for Trekkers and Mountaineers:

 

According to guidelines approved by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation for mountaineers and trekkers:

  • Trekkers and mountaineers may be allowed into Nepal as of October 17.   Please contact your travel and trekking agency for more up to date information.

If implemented, the guidelines provide that:

  • Trekkers and mountaineers must obtain a visa before arrival through their travel and trekking agencies.
  • Trekkers and mountaineers upon arrival must submit negative results from a PCR test taken within 72 hours of departing their home country.
  • Trekkers and mountaineers must have a hotel booking for a 7-day quarantine in Nepal.
  • Trekkers and mountaineers must possess insurance of at least $5,000 USD against COVID-19.
  • On the fifth day of quarantine, trekkers and mountaineers must take a PCR test at their own expense before proceeding with their trek or expedition.

 

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Visit Nepal 2020

Visit Nepal 2020

The year 2020 has just begun which will be taking us to the new decade of 2020-2030. With the beginning of this New Year 2020 the inauguration ceremony of Visit Nepal 2020 has been successfully held in Nepal on 1 January 2020, lightening the flame of unity by honorable president Bidhya Devi Bhandari.  As tourism holds a major aspect in Nepal’s Economy, Visit Nepal 2020 is a national attempt for the sustainable tourism in Nepal. The target of government of Nepal, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) is to host two million tourists by the end of the year 2020.  The Government of Nepal believes that this ambitious campaign will be fruitful in developing the country’s economy as well as providing employment opportunities to over one million people in the sector of tourism.  Furthermore, Visit Nepal 2020 will also help to develop the livelihood of the local people by engaging them in this campaign.

VISIT NEPAL 2020 OFFERS

To make Visit Nepal 2020 Lifetime Experience campaign successful different private sectors have come up with several offers for the tourist travelling to Nepal in 2020.

The Hotel Association Nepal will offer a 30 per cent discount on hotel packages. TAAN has introduced three new trekking routes close to Annapurna region and also conducted studies of five new trekking routes outside Kathmandu valley.

The TAAN secretariat also announced special discount packages on the new routes during VNY 2020. Trekking agencies will provide 20 to 30 per cent discount on trekking packages for trekkers booking packages to new destinations.

Meanwhile, TAAN members will also provide 15 per cent discount to both foreign and domestic tourists on regular trekking packages.

Likewise, the Home Stay Association of Nepal will provide 20 per cent discount on their services in 2020. The offer will be available in both community and private homestay services across the country.

Meanwhile, the Nepal Mountaineering Association, in association with the Department of Tourism, has prepared a profile of 414 peaks, including route, itinerary, height of peak, district, area, social condition of the area, and budget details for climbing.

In 2019, the number of five-star rated hotels reached 14 after the DoT provided five-star rating to Kathmandu Marriott Hotel. Likewise, there are eight four-star hotels, while there are a total of 37 three-star hotels in the country. Similarly, there are 43 two-star hotels and 33 one-star hotels currently serving tourists. Altogether now the country has a capacity of 40,856 rooms to accommodate around 2.5 million guests, as per HAN.

 

Why to Visit Nepal?

Nepal is one of the unique countries of the world blessed with enormous natural beauty.  One reason doesn’t justify why you should visit Nepal as there are plenty of reasons to visit Nepal. Visiting Nepal is itself an experience of a lifetime and people from different country have their own purpose for visiting Nepal.

Nepal is a small landlocked yet beautiful country of the Himalayas. Nepal is a home to the world’s tallest summit Mount Everest and the birth place of Gautam Buddha.  Eight out of ten highest peak of the world lies in Nepal. The world’s Deepest George (Kaligandaki George) and Highest Lake (Tilicho Lake) also lies in Nepal. You will find varieties of trekking trials in Nepal ranging from easy, moderate to difficult and challenging. Trekking in Nepal is not just to walk along the way; in fact it is a great opportunity to explore the local culture, people and their traditions. You will get to capture the most captivating journey of your life in Nepal.

Nepal is also a great destination for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. There are many popular scared sites in Nepal. From the birth place of Lord Buddha in Lumbini to the temple of Pashupatinath in Kathmandu Nepal comes on the top most lists to visit for Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrims. There are many other popular scared and holy places, temples, monasteries and stupas in Nepal. Some of them are Muktinath Temple, Gosaikunda Lake, Damodar Kunda, Soyambhunath stupa (the monkey Temple), Bouddhanath stupa and many more.

A part from the natural beauty, this small kingdom of Himalaya is a home to the kindest human beings’ in the world. You will find the most friendly, humble and kind hearted people in Nepal than in any other countries. The culture and harmony of people living in Nepal has set an example all over the world. Nepal is one of the very few countries in the world where people of every religion live together with respect and pride. Nepal is a multilingual, multicultural and multireligious and multiracial country. The people with distinct languages, races, cultures and religion inhabit in the same societies here.

The Government of Nepal is working thoroughly to guarantee an effective tourism industry period until 2020. The Tourism Board set an objective of 2 million travelers visiting in 2020. Right now, the nation sees about one million traveler’s guests yearly and hope to double this number advancing Visit Nepal Campaign. Right now, the tourism industry board is running Visit Nepal Europe battle bolstered by representatives and representatives of Nepal in European nations.

 

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Expedition Guide in Nepal

Mr. DA RINJI SHERPA was born in the Khumhu, Pashanglahmu R.D 01 a beautiful remote village of popular trekking destination Solukhumbu, Nepal. His birth in the Himalayan region of Nepal drew his passion towards mountaineering and climbing. His hobbies are exploring new places, climbing new heights and collecting information’s by reading books.  He can fluently speak Nepali, Hindi, Tibetan and English Languages. With years of climbing and mountaineering experience he is now working as a professional Trekking and Mountain Guide. He also possesses cultural and traditional knowledge of camping.

Mr. DA RINJI SHERPA is a professional guide certified by the Nepal Government and NMA, as well as a Trekking and Mountain Climbing Guide from the Mountain Climbing and Trekking Guides Association. Starting his professional career as a mountain guide in 2013 by Everest South Col expedition his achievements so far is remarkable. His achievements till the date are

S.N Year Name Season height elevation Group
1. 2013 Everest Spring South Col Reached Indian Army (South Side)
2. 2014 Everest Spring Camp 2 Reached British Gorkha ( South Side)
3. 2015 Everest Spring Camp 2 Reached British ( South Side J.G)
4. 2016 Lakpa Ri Spring 7000 Summit Tibet (J.G)
5. 2017 Everest Spring 8848 Summit British Gorkha (South Side)
6 2018 Everest Spring 8848 Summit HA Everest Exp (South Side)
7 2019 Everest Spring South Col Reached HA Everest Exp (South Side)
8 2019 Amadablam Oct 6812 Summit

Moreover Mr. Sherpa has also climbed number of trekking peaks in Nepal several times. He holds a record of climbing Island Peak more than 25 times. Likewise he has climbed Langdak 2 times, Lobuche Peak 7 times, Pokalde Peak 7 times, Chulu West 2 times, Kyjo Ri 2 times and Yela Peak 3 times. With all this he has become one of our most experienced mountain guides, and shows the high level of professionalism. His care for his climbing clients has fulfilled our expectations that we expect from every Sherpa guides.

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Things to Do In Nepal tourism

Amadablam mountain view

10 Things to Do In Nepal tourism

Nepal is naturally and culturally blessed country which lies between two giants China and India in South East Asia.  Nepal offers you many things to experience, there are many things to do and many things to observe like Boating, rafting, mountaineering, paragliding, bungee jumping, trekking, sightseeing and many more. Here we suggest you the Best 10 things to do in Nepal.

Way to Mt Everest 8848m
  1.  Mountaineering

Among the 10 highest peaks in the world, eight, including the highest peak Mt. Everest, lies in Nepal. As mountaineering has become popular throughout the world, Nepal is considered as the best place for mountaineers. Expedition on Pumori, Amadablam and Baruntse are considered the popular among 6000 & 7000 meter peaks whereas Dhaulagiri, Makalu, Manaslu, Lhotse, and Everest are the 8000 meter peaks for the challenging mountaineering in Nepal. There are four mountaineering seasons for mountaineering in Nepal: spring (March-May), summer (June-August), autumn (September-November) and winter (December-February).

Group of mountaineer

Peak climbing is alike mountaineering but climbing in small trekking peaks (ranging from 5587 to 6654 meters), which any fit and fine trekkers can climb and no previous mountaineering experience is needed. Peak climbing in Nepal offers you the best adventure trekking and expedition experience to both experienced trekkers and novice climbers. Climbing these trekking peaks in Nepal is the first step for those climbers who are planning for mountaineering in the future. Among the identified 1310 peaks above 6000 meter, one quarter are officially opened for Peak climbing. Island Peak Climbing, Mera Peak Climbing and Lobuche Peak Climbing and some of climbing peak in Nepal.

Trekkers Group

Trekking in Nepal is served as per interest of trekkers worldwide, there are easy, moderate and strenuous trekking destinations in the Nepal which depends upon your interest and availability of time. Trekking in Nepal is all about exploring the beautiful nature and the flora and fauna residing on it with highs and lows of the trekking trails and lifestyles and culture of the indigenous people residing in remote corners. Everest base camp Trek, Annapurna base camp Trekking, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Helambu valley Trek and Mustang Trek are some of the best trekking package in Nepal.

Heritage site of Nepal

Cultural tour, historical places tour, educational tour and honeymoon tour are some of the tour packages in Nepal. Nepal offers best tour destination for leisure and adventure holidays for tour in Nepal. Tours in Nepal gives you a different experience while visiting various culturally and naturally blessed touristic sites like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and Lumbini etc. The vast diversity of the people, their culture, language and traditions will attracts everyone. The two predominant religions, Hinduism and Buddhism, are ever present, with a huge variety of gods and goddesses, numerous temples, stupas and monasteries, and depict the deep faith of the people. These are the reasons you can experience best tour in Nepal.

 Helicopter tour is for those people who have limited time or unable to get so close to the glistering mountains by foot. Nepal Helicopter tour offers you a variety of Helicopter tour programs In Nepal as per your interest. Everest Kalapattar Helicopter Tour, Muktinath Helicopter Tour, Mt. Everest Helicopter Tour, Helicopter Pilgrimage Tour are some of them. Nepal helicopter tour over the Himalayas offers you the magnificent adventure, inspiring scenery, magnificent peaks and beautiful scenic countryside. The most spectacular flight takes you very close to the world’s highest mountain range with this type of helicopter tour of Nepal.

Nepal is rich in bio-diversity, Himalayas are famous for trekking, peak climbing and mountaineering activities whereas the Terai low land tropical forests are famous for the habitat for wildlife which are best for jungle safari activities. There are 9 National Parks, 6 conservation areas, 3 wildlife reserves and 1 hunting reserve In Nepal. Visitors will get chance to see most of the great variety of wildlife. Jungle safari in Nepal package program includes elephant ride safari, canoe rides, nature walks, birds watching tour, Tiger tracing tour and tours around the villages.

 Nepal is regarded as the World’s Best Destination for White Water Rafting & Kayaking because of the water descending direct from the Himalayas. With such warm rivers, a semi-tropical climate, impressive geography, exotic cultures, wildlife, friendly welcoming people and magnificent mountain surrounding rafting in Nepal will makes your holidays memorable and unforgatable. Nepal has many rivers for rafting and kayaking such as Trishuli River, Seti River, Sunkoshi River, Kali Gandaki River, Bhotekoshi River, Arun River, Marsyangdi River, Karnali River, Tamor River etc.

The ultimate thrill of a Bungee jump and Paragliding can be experienced in Nepal which might be the best site in the world. Nepal’s first bungee jumping site is situated 160m over the wild Bhote Kosi River located close to Nepal/Tibet border. Now, Pokhara is also featured with a new adventurous and ever waited dreamland Bungee Jump. And again Pokhara is one of the top 5 commercial tandem paragliding locations in the world, with stable thermals, convenient take-off and landing zones, the safety of a large lake and incredible mountain views. Bungee Jumping and Paragliding is one of the thing you should do in Nepal.

  • Volunteering

There are a variety of volunteer & internship programs in Nepal which to implement sustainable developments which promote positive change for Nepal.  Schools, Orphanages, Buddhist Monasteries, Women’s Groups, school for Mentally & Physically Disabled Children, Physiotherapy Hospitals and Health Clinics, Internship in Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy and Speech therapy, Teaching, Child Development, Public Health, Environment and Conservation, Public Interest, Women  Empowerment, Youth Empowerment, Adventure and Volunteering, Journalism, and Construction are some of the field where volunteering activities can be performed in Nepal.

  1. Yoga and Meditation

Yoga and Meditation will help you achieve the different dimensions of health-physical, mental, spiritual and sensorial. As there are many peace and calm places, Nepal is one of the best places for Yoga and meditation. There are many specialized meditation, yoga classes, traditional treatments, Ayurveda clinics, Spas in Kathmandu, Lumbini and other tourist places in Nepal. After Yoga and meditation in Nepal within the beautiful scenery of country sides very close to center of city, you will get new experience, spiritual, happiness and self –realization.

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FLYING Kathmandu TO LUKLA & Lukla to Kathmandu BY HELICOPTER

FLYING TO LUKLA BY HELICOPTER

Kathmandu to Lukla Flight is being operated from Manthali Airport due to the runway maintenance, construction and renovation process of Tribhuvan International Airport and is opened only at 8 am to 10pm. After 8am there is a lot of air traffic and the flights to Lukla often get cancelled or delay for hours due to unfavorable weather. We suggest you to catch up the first flight as far as possible.

Flying to Lukla by helicopter can be the best alternatives to avoid the delay and cancel of the Lukla Flights by fixed wing. Lukla is the main gateway to the trekkers trekking in the Everest Region. Since, Lukla flight is the sloe vehicle in the Everest Region Lukla is the main hub for traders and trekkers in the Everest Region. Lukla airport gets super busy during the peak tourist seasons landing about 20 to 30 aircrafts every day in March to May and September to December. During seasons it is very difficult to get the flights in a short notice. You need to book the tickets before one month or earlier during peak seasons. To reach to Lukla on your scheduled time flying by Helicopters can be another option to flight.

Why fly by Helicopters to Lukla from Kathmandu?

Less Chance of Cancellation

Helicopters are the best alternative to Lukla flights. The helicopter flight can be booked easily and are less cancelled. The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m or greater, while the twin otter and Dornier planes can fly if the visibility is 5000m or greater, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules. However, if the weather is extreme and the visibility is lesser than 1500m helicopters cannot be operated.

Safer than the regular flights.

Flying to Lukla by helicopter is safer than the regular flights. Although there has not been any serious accidents in recent years the Lukla airport is regarded as one of the most dangerous airstrips in the world because of its difficult topography and short runway. Flying to Lukla by helicopter is safer because it can land anywhere and can fly in less visibility as well.

Don’t have to miss International Flights

Flying to Lukla by helicopters is the best option to complete your trek as per your itinerary without wasting any extra days waiting for the flight. Since, the Lukla weather is unpredictable and the flight can be delayed for several hours or several days. Flying to Lukla by helicopter reduces your risk of missing your international flight and helps you to complete the trek as planned.

No need to drive to Manthali

Helicopters Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Are you worried about the cancellation and delay of your Lukla Flight? Don’t worry we can arrange helicopter tour for you and you don’t have to miss your international flights.  If you miss your flight to Kathmandu by any reason or your flights get delayed for several hours or days then you can contact Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd. We can arrange helicopter for you and help you to get Kathmandu on time.

Helicopters Flight from Manthali to Lukla

The flights to Lukla are being operated by Manthali Airport because of the re-construction process going on in Tribhuvan International Airport. Manthali Airport is the closest airport from Kathmandu. It is located in Ramechaap District of Nepal in Province no.3. It takes about 4 hours to reach Manthali Airport from Kathmandu.  Since the condition of the road is not so good you may not reach there in exact time. The bus departs at early 2am from Kathmandu and since the accommodations are less in Manthali driving from Kathmandu is an only option. Since it is a long route there is possibility of missing the flight. In case you miss the flight or your flight gets cancelled you can contact Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd. We will help you to arrange helicopter flights and complete your trek in the scheduled time.

How many people can fly in a helicopter at a time?

The helicopter can carry up to 5 passengers at a time. The maximum weight that a helicopter can carry is up to 500kg. 

Group Joining Helicopter Flight

If you are travelling to Lukla alone and want to fly by helicopter then we can also arrange group joining helicopter flight to Lukla. Since there are regular helicopter flights to Lukla during peak tourist seasons we can book a flight for you from Kathmandu – Lukla or Lukla- Kathmandu.

Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Cost.

The payment for helicopter must be paid at time of service by participant. US dollars cash or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards, and American Express) are accepted for helicopter transport. Any card payment requires a 4% bank fee, which goes directly to the bank.

Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Cost

Destination                       Private Helicopter Cost and Weight                        Sharing Helicopter Cost

Kathmandu – Lukla         USD 2500 (Maximum 5 people inclusive weight 500 kg)  USD 500 Per Person

Lukla – Kathmandu         USD 2500 (Maximum 5 people inclusive weight 500 kg)  USD 500 Per Person

How to Book a Helicopter to Lukla?

To book a helicopter flight to Lukla to Kathmandu or Kathmandu to Lukla from Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd you will need to pay 50 percent of the total amount as advance for the confirmation of booking. The remaining amount can be paid before the flight. It will be our first priority to provide immediate service to our customers. There are only limited helicopters in Nepal and the demand highly increases during peak tourist season. In such case, it may not be possible for your instant helicopter flight.

Cancellation Policy.

If you have to cancel your flight due to any reasons then please kindly inform us. The flight cancellation should be made before 48 hours. USD 100 is charged as cancellation charge and the remaining amount will be returned back.

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FLYING TO LUKLA – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

FLYING TO LUKLA – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Flying to Lukla.

The most adventures journey of the world has an adventurous gateway. Almost all of the treks in Everest Region begin with an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary airport Lukla. The flight is short, scenic, exciting and adventurous. On the other hand this short flight takes your breath out, flying out from the TIA it directly lands on a small airstrip over an isolated mountain valley tucked in between the mountains of Khumbu region also known as world’s most dangerous airport in just 40 minutes approx.

Since, there is no road transportation; the Flight to Lukla is the sole vehicle approach to Everest Region. The market here can be possible only by Flight or several days of walking. Thus, Lukla Airport is a hub for all the local people and trekkers in the Everest Region.

Tenzing-Hillary Airport Lukla

Tenzing-Hillary Airport Lukla or Lukla Airport stands at an altitude of 2845m above the sea level. The Route to Lukla airport from Kathmandu is short but it is often it is interrupted by unpredictable weather conditions which causes delay and flight cancellation. The flight to Lukla offers you with most amazing view of the mountains and picturesque landscapes of Everest Region passing over interconnected mountain ranges of Nepal.

History of Tenzing-Hillary Airport Lukla

The Tenzing Hillary Airport was called Lukla Airport until 2008. The airport was meant to be built in the flat farmlands but the villagers refused to give their lands and thus, the airport was built at its current position in 1964 under the supervision of Edmund Hillary. Hillary bought the land from local Sherpa’s for US$2,650 and involved them in building the facilities. Because Hillary was unhappy with the runway’s soil resistance, and he made a solution was to buy local liquor for the Sherpa’s and asked them to perform a foot-stomping dance to flatten the land that served as the runway. The runway was not paved until 2001.  The airport was renamed as Tenzing-Hillary Airport in January 2008 in the honor of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary to mark their efforts in the construction of airport and celebrate their victory of being the first people to successfully climb Mt.Everest.

Is the flight to Lukla Safe?

Having had a reputation of being the most dangerous airport in this could be injustice to say the flight to Lukla is completely safe. The Lukla airport is said the world’s most dangerous airport because of its difficult topography and small airstrips. However, it is one of the busiest domestic airports of Nepal and flying there is pretty safe. The aviation officials and airlines of Nepal have become stricter on the acceptable flight conditions and regulations for aircraft making the journey to Lukla. The airlines and officials have been more concise regarding passenger safety and safely landing of the aircrafts.

During peak tourist seasons about 20 or 30 aircraft land in Lukla every day and almost all of the trekkers who visit the Everest Region annually fly into Lukla. Due to the difficulties of successfully landing at the airport, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal sets high standards, for which only experienced pilots, who completed at least 100 short-takeoff-and-landing (STOL) missions, have over one year of STOL experience in Nepal and completed ten missions into Lukla with a certified instructor pilot, are allowed to land at the airport.

Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd has been organizing Everest Trekking since its starting. Each year several trekking groups trek to Everest Region from our company and we highly focus on giving either first or second flight to our guests. The first or second flight to Lukla is more stable, safer and has better visibility. For this, we request our customer to send their deposits and information as early as possible.

Planning for Delays at Lukla

Lukla Airport is situated on a wonderful valley surrounded by high mountains. Landing and taking off from Lukla is considered to be difficult and technical. Therefore, Lukla is considered as the most dangerous airstrips in the world.

We request our customers to schedule some extra days at the end of the trip; this gives you flexibility with your trekking itinerary in case of any weather delays. It will be better if you have at least three extra days other than your trek schedule.

Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. However, if flight to and from Lukla are cancelled in case of bad weather conditions in Everest region, we can help you charter a helicopter upon your request to ensure you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connections. The helicopter charge is to be paid by the passengers themselves and can be reimbursed from their travel insurance later. The helicopter charges USD 2,500 to USD 3,000 per helicopter. The helicopter can carry up to 4 to 6 passengers at a time and the cost can be shared among the passengers. The company can help by providing necessary documents required to claim the amount from insurance company. 

The payment for helicopter must be paid at time of service by participant. US dollars cash or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards, and American Express) are accepted for helicopter transport. Any card payment requires a 4% bank fee, which goes directly to the bank.

The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m or greater, while the twin otter and Dornier planes can fly if the visibility is 5000m or greater, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules. If the weather is extreme and the visibility is lesser than 1,500m helicopters cannot be operated. In such case we will reschedule your flight for next day depending on the availability. If this situation keeps on getting repeated for many days then we will provide you with the alternative trek options.

What About Luggage Delays at Lukla?

Luggage Delays in Lukla are very rare .However it is not impossible and your luggage can be shifted to another flight or delayed by the airline. We suggest you to keep all your valuables and important things that you might need on an urgent basis like medicines or any other things to keep in your hand carry. Although, luggage misplaced or delays by the airlines are out of our control we will try our best to get your gears on the trial.
What about Helicopters to Lukla?

The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m or greater, while the twin otter and Dornier planes can fly if the visibility is 5000m or greater, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules. If the weather is extreme and the visibility is lesser than 1,500m helicopters cannot be operated.

We can help you charter a helicopter upon your request to ensure you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connections. The helicopter charge is to be paid by the passengers themselves and can be reimbursed from their travel insurance later.


How Much Does the Lukla Helicopter Cost?

The helicopter charges USD 2,500 to USD 3,000 per helicopter. The helicopter can carry up to 4 to 6 passengers at a time and the cost can be shared among the passengers. The company can help by providing necessary documents required to claim the amount from insurance company. 

The payment for helicopter must be paid at time of service by participant. US dollars cash or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards, and American Express) are accepted for helicopter transport. Any card payment requires a 4% bank fee, which goes directly to the bank.

What are the options to get back to Kathmandu when the Lukla flights are canceled?


Since, flight delays are very common in Lukla the best idea is to have some extra days and wait for the flight. However, you can also look for the following options as well.

Trekking from Jiri

One option to get back to Kathmandu if the flight gets delayed is to trek back via Jiri. The trek via Jiri is the original route used by Sir Edmund Hillary in his Everest Expedition and it was the only gate way to this region until the Tenzing Hillary Airport was built. You can reach to Kathmandu after trekking about 5 days and a long bus ride.

Hike out to Salleri

After trekking about two days from Lukla you will reach Salleri from here you can to get a jeep to Kathmandu. After a long drive of about 10 to 12 hours you will reach to Kathmandu.

Helicopter to Paphlu

Phaplu isan airstrip lower in the valley close to Salleri. If helicopters are limited in availability they may only be available to shuttle guests to Phaplu. You can also get a jeep from Phaplu. It takes about 2-3 days to reach to Phaplu from Lukla.

Helicopter to Surkhe

It takes about an hour or half from Lukla to reach Surkhe. It is a small village below Lukla where helicopters sometimes land as the visibility is better.

Will Travel Insurance Cover Flight Delays to Lukla?
Make sure your travel insurance covers “trip interruption” that is a result of a rescheduled or canceled flight and will reimburse you for missed international connections or extra travel expenses. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd can help you to provide the necessary documents for your insurance company to make a claim. It is better to see exactly what your policy covers before you arrive in Nepal.

Why Travel to Lukla with Actual Adventure

With Several years of experience of organizing Everest Trekking we can assure the following things while travelling with us.

  1. We book the flights immediately after getting your deposits and passport copies. We prioritize on giving the early flights to our customers as far as possible. Since there is less chance of getting flight delay on the first or second flights to Lukla. We make sure the flights are booked before your arrival.
  2. As an established Travel Agency we have higher priority than independent trekkers or independent guides when it comes to rebooking if your flight is delayed or canceled.

We provide pick-up and drop facilitates and take care of our customers need during their stay in Nepal with us. So you will not need to worry about anything while you are travelling with us. We work on providing a better travel experience to our valuable customers.

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TRAINING FOR EVEREST BASE CAMP 2019 & 2020

TRAINING FOR EVEREST BASE CAMP

Actual Adventure Pvt Ltd. has been organizing trekking for trekkers of all ages and levels of fitness to Everest Base Camp over several years. Since it is regarded as one of the most adventurous destination, almost all of the trekkers are curious about the difficulties of Everest Base Camp Trek and trek preparations.

Everest Base Camp Trek is regarded as one of the most challenging trek in the world and requires a high level of physical fitness. Although, Everest Base Camp Trek is tough it isn’t undoable. With proper dedication, training, itinerary and preparations, the trek can be accomplished by young and old people with normal physical fitness.

The Everest Base Camp Trek journey is about 130 kilometers. The trek can normally be completed within 11 days: 8 days up, 3 down. You’ll spend 2 days on the way up resting and acclimating to the elevation. The walk is about 5- 8 hours a day.  Since it is a long route and you will climb at an altitude of more than 4000 m and you will gain an elevation of about 300m each day you should walk slowly and steady. Slow and steady is the best way to safely enjoy the journey and minimize symptoms of altitude sickness.

Preparing for your trek

The Everest Base Camp trek isn’t tough if you start doing early trek preparations. It is an adventurous journey which requires a high level of physical fitness. Saying that it doesn’t mean you need to be an athletic or marathon runner. An early practice and preparation can make your trek easier and enjoyable.

We recommend you to consult to your doctor before planning to trek to Everest Base Camp or any physical challenge. Physical fitness is a factor to endure the challenges of the trek and enjoy the trial. However, it doesn’t guarantee the impact of altitude sickness. You can still get affected by the risk of altitude sickness in spite of having good physical fitness. Physical fitness on the other hand somewhat reduces the chances of altitude sickness. The following tips might help you out during your trek to Everest Base Camp.

Prior to the Trek

  • Buy your boots early, train with it, be ready to return it if it isn’t comfortable. Don’t buy a new boot and try it directly in the trek.
  • Wear your boots and daypack with a bit of weight in it prior to the trek.  
  • Hike for hours (push for duration, in addition to distance)
  • Practice elevation gain and loss (look for steep hills, use a stair machine)

Training:

Practice Hikes:

It is better to start hiking before one or two month of your Everest Base Camp Trek. You can start hiking in the local trials or hike through your town. The main motto of starting hiking prior to the trek is just to get your body used to long walks. Get your body used to at least 4-5 hours a day with minimal breaks.  This will help your body to manage the Base Camp trial. Calculate time and walking distance each day. Carry your day back and use your trekking boots during your hike.

Important Note: Make sure your trekking boots are comfortable to your feet. Buy your trekking boots early and get used to it. Wear it everywhere you go and pay attention to how your feet feel wearing them. Don’t buy boots that are too tight to your feet. If you feel uncomfortable walking with your boots, change them immediately. Also carry your backpacks along with you to get used to the weight if you don’t have porters.  

Cardio Training (Aerobic Exercise)
 Start Cardio training 1 or 2 months earlier to your trek. Cardio workouts like walking, jogging, swimming, and cycling help to train your body to work hard with less oxygen. This will help you keep your breath and focus at high elevation, and to enjoy the hike dramatically more. On the other hand it also reduces the chances of getting altitude sickness. Cardio training on the other hand has several benefits like, boosts your energy and your endurance, Helps you lose weight, Sheds body fat, and helps control blood pressure and many more.

Strength Training


Since trekking is a natural activity you don’t need to be highly dedicated on strength training. However, strength training can be a good option if you can’t go for hikes. On your Everest Base Camp Trek you’ll be trekking and gaining elevation for several hours each day, help your legs get ready by doing some strength training early.

Using a treadmill and stair machine can be an option if you don’t have access to good hiking trial. However, if you cannot afford to these machines another option for you can be a running track in the park or going around the neighborhood also work just as well.

  • Walk / jog for 45 minutes on the hill setting.
  • 10 minutes of stairs at 30 – 45 steps per minute.
  • 5 minute slower walking to catch your breathe.

Repeat a few times, or until you’re too fatigued to continue. Do this 2 times a week and increase the time jogging and on the stairs as you’re able. If you want extra strength training, adding in a few sets of lunges and squats can be a great way to build those leg muscles.

Tips to get the most out of your training

  1. Give yourself enough time to prepare
    You won’t get much benefit out of rushing your training in the few weeks before your trek. Start early. We go slow and steady up the mountain; your training should do the same. Give your body plenty of time to adjust.
  2. Watch your nutrition

You need to take care of your nutrition as well. Eat enough high calories food and proper diets. Try to avoid junk food as much as you can and also avoid eating meats. Don’t eat too much at one time otherwise you will feel sleepy during the trials and it will be difficult to walk with full stomach. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.

  1. Learn a few stretches to limber up before and after a day on the trail

Some dynamic stretches will warm you up in the morning and get you ready for the trail, and some static stretches will help loosen your muscles to heal as you’re resting at night. Learn a few stretches to limber up before and after a day on the trail to stay active during your trek..

  1. Taper off before your trek

If you are working out a lot over several days, let your body to rest few days before starting your trek. Don’t train too hard otherwise you may get negative results during the trek. Stay active, keep stretching, but give your body sufficient rest before you go to Nepal.  Arrive fresh and ready to hit the trail.

Putting it all together: 
The Everest Base Camp trek is challenging, and shouldn’t be underestimated. It will push you, and make you push yourself through discomfort, pain, and fatigue. It is worth it. Train now and get in the best shape you can and get ready to trek with Actual Adventure.

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Everest View Trek

For those who just dream to see the highest summit of the earth Mt.Everest close to their eyes without trekking to Everest Base Camp Everest view trek is an excellent choice. Almost everyone in this world has somehow wondered about how the tallest summit of the earth looks like. Standing tallest among the tall sky scrapers in the world, how amazing would it be to view this giant majestic mountain close to the eyes. Everest view trek can be one of the best options for those who don’t have enough time to do Everest Base Camp Trek and also for those who cannot make it to Everest Base Camp because of lack of physical fitness required for the trek.

Ama Dablam View from Everest View Hotel

On the other hand it is one of the biggest achievements of life for those who cannot do the Everest Base Camp Trek. There are various trekking packages for Everest view trek.  These packages can be shortened to four days and extended to 12 days. Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd provides an opportunity to the trekkers to customize their own trekking packages according to their time and preferences. We provide varieties of Everest View Trek trekking packages .Let have a look to our designed Everest View Trek Trekking Packages.

Everest View Trek 12 Days

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Day 05:  Rest day / Exploring Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche.

Day 07: Tengboche Acclimatization

Day 08: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar

Day 09: Namche to Lukla

Day 11: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 11: Leisure Day in Kathmandu.

Day 12: Final Departure.

Everest View Trek 10 Days

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Day 04:  Rest day / Exploring Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche.

Day 06: Tengboche Acclimatization

Day 07: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar

Day 08: Namche to Lukla

Day 09: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 10: Final Departure.

Everest View Trek 09 Days.

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Day 04:  Rest day / Exploring Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche.

Day 06: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar

Day 07: Namche to Lukla

Day 08: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 09: Final Departure.

Everest View Trek 08 Days

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding.

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Day 03:  Rest day / Exploring Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche.

Day 05: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Namche to Lukla

Day 07: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 08: Final Departure.

Everest View Trek 07 DaysThe Everest Reveal Family Trek 7 days

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding.

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Day 03:  Rest day / Exploring Namche Bazaar/ Hike to Everest View Hotel.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche.

Day 05: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Namche to Lukla

Day 07: Lukla to Kathmandu

Everest View Trek 06 Days

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Day 04:  Rest day / Exploring Namche Bazaar/ Hike to Everest View Hotel.

Day 05: Namche to Lukla

Day 06: Lukla to Kathmandu

Everest View Trek 05 Days

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Day 04:  Hike to Everest View Hotel back to Lukla.

Day 05: Lukla to Kathmandu

Everest View Trek 04 Days.

Outline Itienerary

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla by flight and Helicopter ride to Everest view hotel

Day 3: Walk around Everest view hotel and fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 04: Final Departure.

Namche Bazzar

Everest view trek takes you to the Everest region where you can explore the majestic view of mountains, alluring natural beauty and warm hospitality of the Sherpa’s. The journey is incredibly beautiful and you will have lots of wonderful memories in this trek.  You will be viewing the highest summit of the earth in one of the highest placed luxury hotels in earth, Everest View Hotel.  The Everest View Hotel provides the 360 degree panorama of the inspiring peaks and Mt. Everest.  Everest View Trek is a short, sweet, memorable and adventure to the Himalayas of Nepal. Everest view hotel provides the best sunrise and sunset views over Everest and other majestic mountain peaks.

Do you want to know more about Everest View Hotel? Read the content below for more information about Everest View Hotel.

Everest View Hotel Altitude.

Everest View Hotel is situated at an altitude of 3880 m in the Khumbu region of Nepal inside the UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park. Everest View Hotel was regarded as world’s highest placed hotel in gunnies book of the world 2004.

Namche Bazaar to Everest View Distance.

It takes about 2 -3 hours from the main Market of Everest Region Namche Bazaar to reach to Everest View Hotel. Everest View Hotel is also one of the highest placed luxury hotels in the world. This hotel is the main attraction of Everest View Trek. Everest View Hotel is designed in such a way that the Mt.Everest is visible from every room.  The trial to Everest view Hotel from Namche is mostly an uphill walk through the villages, meadows and forests. The Everest View Hotel is hidden behind a ridge and surrounded by tall fir trees; you cannot see the hotel until you reach nearby.

Everest View Hotel Death and Altitude Sickness.

Since Everest View Hotel is situated at an altitude of 3880m you need to be careful regarding the altitude sickness. An altitude above 3500 meters the content of oxygen is lower and it is the main cause of altitude sickness. There are many records of deaths of people during Everest expedition but there is no official record of deaths in Everest View Hotel or Everest View Trek but we cannot ignore the fact that you may suffer from altitude sickness. Proper acclimatization is required to prevent from altitude sickness.

How much does it costs to stay at Everest View Hotel?

Everest View Hotel is the most expensive hotel in the Everest Region. It costs around 300USD to 400USD to stay at Everest View Hotel per night. However, it doesn’t cost anything if you go there to just view the Everest and return back without having any services like food and other. Since, it the worlds highest placed luxury hotels and has only 10 rooms the stay at Everest View Hotel is expensive. Most of the budget trekkers go to Everest View hotel to just have the sunrise and sunset view in the Everest and other surrounding mountains.

Everest View Hotel via Helicopter.

Do you have high willingness to visit Everest View Hotel and observe the spectacular view of the Himalayan giants but cannot due to lack of enough time? Don’t worry you can directly go to Everest View Hotel via Helicopter from Kathmandu. You can charter helicopter from Kathmandu or fly to Lukla and fly to Everest View Hotel from there, it will directly land you in Syangboche Airport which is just 15 minutes walk away from Everest View Hotel.

Everest View Hotel Weather

The weather of Everest Region is unpredictable. There is frequent change in the weather of Everest region especially in the higher altitude.  There are four different seasons which gives you different experience of trekking. The weather of Everest region and Everest View Hotel during different season is as follow. However this is just tentative weather information of the weather and may not exactly match during the seasons.

Weather during spring in Everest Region

During spring (March-May) the Everest Region has the most favorable weather for trekking.  You can enjoy the beautiful trials and explore the blooming flowers during the trials. As it is the best season for trekking you can expect numbers of trekkers on the way. The average temperature is 17 °c during day and can increase up to 25°c and decrease up to -15°c during night. The temperature at lower altitude is higher than higher altitude.  

Weather during summer in Everest Region.

Summer season (May- August) welcomes Monsoon and ends winter in Nepal. Trekking during summer in the Everest Region is not very suitable because the trials get wet because of Monsoon rain. There is frequent rain and cloudy weather which may result poor views and flight cancelation or delays. The temperature

Weather during autumn in Everest Region.

Autumn (Sep-Nov) is another peak tourist season in Everest Region. The weather during autumn is neither too cold nor too hot especially in the higher altitudes. Autumn season offers favorable trekking environment with crystal clear views of the mountains.

Weather during winter in Everest Region

During winter the Everest region gets extremely cold. Winter (Dec- Feb) is not favorable for trekking in Everest region but can be an amazing experience for challenge seekers. The days are warmer and nights are colder during winter. Temperature can decrease up to -20°c to -30 °c during nights. The temperature can drop up to -60°c during winter in Everest region.

Everest view trek takes you to the Everest region where you can explore the majestic view of mountains, alluring natural beauty and warm hospitality of the Sherpa’s. The journey is incredibly beautiful and you will have lots of wonderful memories in this trek.  You will be viewing the highest summit of the earth in one of the highest placed luxury hotels in earth, Everest View Hotel.  The Everest View Hotel provides the 360 degree panorama of the inspiring peaks and Mt. Everest.  Everest View Trek is a short, sweet, memorable and adventure to the Himalayas of Nepal. Everest view hotel provides the best sunrise and sunset views over Everest and other majestic mountain peaks.

Do you want to know more about Everest View Hotel? Read the content below for more information about Everest View Hotel.

Everest View Hotel Altitude.

Everest View Hotel is situated at an altitude of 3880 m in the Khumbu region of Nepal inside the UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park. Everest View Hotel was regarded as world’s highest placed hotel in gunnies book of the world 2004.

Namche Bazaar to Everest View Distance.

It takes about 2 -3 hours from the main Market of Everest Region Namche Bazaar to reach to Everest View Hotel. Everest View Hotel is also one of the highest placed luxury hotels in the world. This hotel is the main attraction of Everest View Trek. Everest View Hotel is designed in such a way that the Mt.Everest is visible from every room.  The trial to Everest view Hotel from Namche is mostly an uphill walk through the villages, meadows and forests. The Everest View Hotel is hidden behind a ridge and surrounded by tall fir trees; you cannot see the hotel until you reach nearby.

Everest View Hotel Death and Altitude Sickness.

Since Everest View Hotel is situated at an altitude of 3880m you need to be careful regarding the altitude sickness. An altitude above 3500 meters the content of oxygen is lower and it is the main cause of altitude sickness. There are many records of deaths of people during Everest expedition but there is no official record of deaths in Everest View Hotel or Everest View Trek but we cannot ignore the fact that you may suffer from altitude sickness. Proper acclimatization is required to prevent from altitude sickness.

How much does it costs to stay at Everest View Hotel?

Everest View Hotel is the most expensive hotel in the Everest Region. It costs around 300USD to 400USD to stay at Everest View Hotel per night. However, it doesn’t cost anything if you go there to just view the Everest and return back without having any services like food and other. Since, it the worlds highest placed luxury hotels and has only 10 rooms the stay at Everest View Hotel is expensive. Most of the budget trekkers go to Everest View hotel to just have the sunrise and sunset view in the Everest and other surrounding mountains.

Everest View Hotel via Helicopter.

Do you have high willingness to visit Everest View Hotel and observe the spectacular view of the Himalayan giants but cannot due to lack of enough time? Don’t worry you can directly go to Everest View Hotel via Helicopter from Kathmandu. You can charter helicopter from Kathmandu or fly to Lukla and fly to Everest View Hotel from there, it will directly land you in Syangboche Airport which is just 15 minutes walk away from Everest View Hotel.

Everest View Hotel Weather

The weather of Everest Region is unpredictable. There is frequent change in the weather of Everest region especially in the higher altitude.  There are four different seasons which gives you different experience of trekking. The weather of Everest region and Everest View Hotel during different season is as follow. However this is just tentative weather information of the weather and may not exactly match during the seasons.

Weather during spring in Everest Region

During spring (March-May) the Everest Region has the most favorable weather for trekking.  You can enjoy the beautiful trials and explore the blooming flowers during the trials. As it is the best season for trekking you can expect numbers of trekkers on the way. The average temperature is 17 °c during day and can increase up to 25°c and decrease up to -15°c during night. The temperature at lower altitude is higher than higher altitude.  

Weather during summer in Everest Region.

Summer season (May- August) welcomes Monsoon and ends winter in Nepal. Trekking during summer in the Everest Region is not very suitable because the trials get wet because of Monsoon rain. There is frequent rain and cloudy weather which may result poor views and flight cancelation or delays. The temperature

Weather during autumn in Everest Region.

Autumn (Sep-Nov) is another peak tourist season in Everest Region. The weather during autumn is neither too cold nor too hot especially in the higher altitudes. Autumn season offers favorable trekking environment with crystal clear views of the mountains.

Weather during winter in Everest Region

During winter the Everest region gets extremely cold. Winter (Dec- Feb) is not favorable for trekking in Everest region but can be an amazing experience for challenge seekers. The days are warmer and nights are colder during winter. Temperature can decrease up to -20°c to -30 °c during nights. The temperature can drop up to -60°c during winter in Everest region.

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Tips to Everest Base Camp trek

When can you trek to Everest Base Camp?

The best months to trek to Everest base camp are pre-monsoon (February, March, April and May) and post monsoon (late September, October, November and December) It is possible to make the journey in February and early September but we prefer the above for our treks into Everest base camp.

How do you get to the Everest base camp trek ?

The quickest way is to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla airport, high in the Himalayas. From here, it’s a couple of days’ walk to Namche Bazar, the Sherpa capital of theEverest area. You’ll need at least a couple of days here to acclimatise to the altitude, and then about five to seven days to walk to the Base Camp.

Is the Everest base camp trek worth it?

The Mount Everest Base Camp elevation is 17,600 feet (or 5,380m). As shockingly impressive as this is, it is also worth noting that most people start their trek after flying in to Lukla which is 9,383 feet (or 2,845m)- a gain of over 8,000 feet in about eight days!

How much does it cost to go to Everest Base Camp?

Package tour with a Nepali trekking company. This is about the second most popular way to arrange a trek to Everest Base Camp. Prices range per person fromUSD$1,400 up to $1,700 for an average 12 – 15 day trek. Prices should include: permits, round trip flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, accommodation, meals.

Can you trek to Everest Base Camp?

On a standard Everest Base Camp hikeyou should plan to be covered for altitudes up to 5,645m. You may have trained and be in perfect health, but altitude sickness can still affect you.

How hard is the trek to Everest Base Camp?

When you start the trek to Everest Base Camp you are at 2,850m/ 9,000 ft and start walking to 5,364m/ 17,500ft high in the Himalaya’s. Slow your walking pace drastically. The key with climbing any mountain or trekking to altitude is to expend as little energy as possible moving from one village to the next.

Can you climb Everest for free?

As previously addressed, it is almost impossible to climb Everest completely alone on the standard route. However, you can climb independent with no oxygen, Sherpa or cook support but using ladders and ropes on the south side

Is there snow at Everest Base Camp?

There are several trekking routes that take you to Everest Base Camp from Lukla. … The Everest Base Camp weather differs in every season. Snow-capped mountain region is usually never hot, not even in summer.

Do you need a permit to go to Everest Base Camp?

There are three permits you need to have while trekking to Everest Base Camp. One of them is the permit for trekking inside the premises of Sagarmatha National Park. … However, this permit is only needed if you are going to Everest Base Camp from Jiri. The cost of all of these permits is different

Is climbing to Everest Base Camp dangerous?

There are also a number of trekking peaks in the Everest Region, such as Island Peak and Mera Peak that, although far less dangerous than climbing Everestitself, still pose certain dangers such as altitude sickness.

Which is harder Kilimanjaro or Everest Base Camp?

Determining if a climb of Kilimanjaro is harder than a trek to Everest Base Campshouldn’t be that difficult. Kilimanjaro stands at 19,341 feet in arctic-like conditions while Everest Base Camp sits at 17,650 feet and often out of the snow.

Where do you fly to for Everest Base Camp?

The ascent via the southeast ridge begins with a trek to Base Camp at 5,380 m (17,600 ft) on the south side of Everest in Nepal. Expedition members usually flyinto Lukla (2,860 m) from Kathmandu and pass through Namche Bazaar.

Is Everest Base Camp Trek safe?

In comparison to climbing Everest, the Everest Base Camp Trek is extremely safe. … That being said, the Everest Base Camp Trek still poses a variety of risks because of its location and altitude. Being situated at the base of the tallest mountain in the world means that trekkers can succumb to altitude sickness.

Can you see Everest from base camp?

It is for this reason that most Everest base camp treks include a small peak called Kala Pathar, as it is from there that you get to see Mt Everest along with Nuptse and Lhotse, However, if you go to the north side, Tibet, then yes, you have the most incredible views of Everest, all the way to her summit.

How much does it cost to trek Everest base camp?

Helicopters can fly higher than the summit of Everest but landing to take on a passenger or body is dangerous. … In 2005, Eurocopter claimed a helicopterlanding on the summit of Everest. It was a serial Ecureuil/AStar AS 350 B3 piloted by the Eurocopter X test pilot Didier Delsalle

How long is the walk to Everest Base Camp?

Typically, the trek to Everest Base Camp takes 12 days to complete on a 130kmround-trip. It takes eight days to get to Base Camp and four days to get back down, broken down overall into nine days of long trekking and three short trekking acclimatisation days.

How far is the trek to Everest Base Camp?

DISTANCE LUKLA TO EVEREST BASE CAMP: 38.58 miles or 62 Kilometers 8 to 9 days walk in and a 3 to 4 day walk out. Walk in is slower due to the extra days needed to allow a persons body to adjust to the new altitudes.

How cold is it at Everest Base Camp?

In this month, temperatures drop down below freezing point especially at night in Everest Base Camp area. The temperature in Everest Base Camp area in December range between 4°C in the daytime to -14°C at night.

What is the best time of year to climb Everest?

For mountaineers, the climbing window between April and May is also one of the best times to attempt an ascent to the summit. From mid-June to August, summer may sound like the prime time to visit Mount Everest, but it is also monsoon season during which the mountain can receive large amounts of rainfall.

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EVEREST MARATHON 29TH MAY

EVEREST MARATHON
29TH MAY

The annual Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon, the highest marathon on earth, is held annually on May 29 in the Everest region as per tradition.

Everest Marathon aims to commemorate the first successful ascent of Everest by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary on May 29, 1953. The 60 K ultra running was named to mark the 60th anniversary of the successful summit of Mt. Everest.

An essential feature of Everest Marathon is trekking to Everest Base Camp before the start of the race. The journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, from which point trekking begins.

The trek will take participants through Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazaar, Pangboche Monastery (one of the oldest in the area) and Tengboche Monastery (the biggest in the Himalayas).

The highlight of the trip is Kalapatthar at 5,545 m (18,200 ft), from the summit of which one can enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, ranges and glaciers,  including Mt. Everest, a stone’s throw away.

 

Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon is an international high altitude adventure sports event held from  Mt. Everest Base Camp, crisscrossing the high sherpa trails of Khumbu valley on May 29th every year. This event celebrates the historical ascent on Mt. Everest by Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary on 29th May 1953. 

 

The 2019 edition is the 17th edition of this magnificent event. Runners from all everywhere can take part in their desired categories 60 kmExtreme Ultra, 42 km Full Marathon and 21 Km Half Marathon.  

 

Runners from all walks of life take part in this event – from highly professionals to new runners. Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon is not just a running event – it is truly a once in a lifetime experience.  

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RACE RESULT 2018

Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon Timing Sheet

FULL MARATHON (42K)

S.No. Title Name Country Chest No. Check Point Finish Time
Hr. Min. Sec.
1 Mr Bhim Bahadur Gurung Nepal 322 04 02 03
2 Mr Sumun Kulung Nepal 329 04 06 06
3 Mr Bed Bdr Sunuwar Nepal 326 04 28 35
4 Mr Misan Babu Rai Nepal 334 04 45 32
5 Mr Phurba Sherpa Nepal 330 04 48 06
6 Mr Dhiraj kulung Nepal 331 05 02 03
7 Mr Mingma Gyabu Sherpa Nepali 341 05 11 14
8 Mr Ngwang Sherpa Nepal 309 05 16 41
9 Ms Ngima Onchuu Sherpa Nepal 315 05 20 56
10 Mr Lakpa Tamang Nepal 328 05 22 12
11 Mr Bir Bhadur Magar Nepal 316 05 23 49
12 Ms Purnima Rai Nepal 337 05 27 32
13 Mr Diliip Tamang Nepal 310 05 46 54
14 Ms Padam Kumari Rai Nepal 313 05 52 21
15 Mr Kailas Tamang Nepal 320 05 55 37
16 Mr Samdup Tamang Nepal 306 05 58 13
17 Mr Pemba Cheki Sherpa Nepal 318 05 59 11
18 Mr Manuel Seyr Austria 8 05 59 29
19 Mr Unknown Nepal 342 06 07 51
20 Mr Jonathon Bamber Britain 4 06 13 09
21 Mr Pema Namgel Sherpa Nepal 324 06 21 00
22 Mr Joshua Blyleven New Zealand 146 06 30 38
23 Mr Milan Kumar Bhujel Nepal 325 06 33 21
24 Mr Mithun Rai Nepal 314 06 39 39
25 Mr Jase Rai Nepal 332 06 41 08
26 Mr Carlo Canepa USA 175 06 48 26
27 Mr Phauda Sing Sunuwar Nepal 311 07 03 40
28 Mr Dawa Chhiring Lama Nepal 321 07 08 32
29 Ms Mendo Dhoka Sherpa Nepal 338 07 08 41
30 Mr James Love Britain 19 07 09 48
31 Mr Vladimir Guryanov Russia 137 07 13 38
32 Mr Mangal Singh Tamang Nepal 303 07 15 27
33 Mr Param Bdr Rai Nepal 333 07 18 18
34 Mr Tashi Namke Sherpa Nepal 317 07 24 27
35 Mr Ashley Garratt Britain 20 07 32 35
36 Mr Elder Bejar Peruvian 143 07 34 29
37 Ms Holly Zimmermann USA 32 07 39 22
38 Mr Kiran Sherpa Nepal 300 07 44 56
39 Ms Marina Scheiber Austria 209 07 45 11
40 Mr Urgen Dorge Sherpa Nepal 323 07 51 35
41 Mr Pedro Zayd Ultreras USA 37 07 53 52
42 Ms Prena Senchury Nepal 305 08 00 01
43 Mr Samdup Gurung Nepal 304 08 04 03
44 Mr Alejandro Mesa Oostlander Spanish 14 08 08 27
45 Mr Wannachai Bangwiroonrag Thailand 61 08 09 56
46 Mr Matt Spashett Britain 135 08 10 42
47 Mr Eric Meas Netherland 69 08 15 40
48 Ms Annette Maria Juliane Bender Germany 159 08 17 21
49 Ms Melissa McArtney New Zealand 112 08 22 07
50 Ms Niki Jacque Canada 25 08 24 40
51 Ms Laurette Yvette Lubbers Netherland 167 08 33 04
52 Ms Joanne Elizabeth Kershaw Australia 162 08 36 07
53 Ms Katharzyna Lucia Jamroz Canada 59 08 43 07
54 Mr Alexander Richard Kauz Switzerland 157 08 46 03
55 Ms Veronica R Olivares Mexico 43 08 49 14
56 Mr Andrezej Lipus Poland 56 08 49 19
57 Mr David Christian Pickford Britain 58 08 49 19
58 Ms Minsun Kim Korea 173 08 51 12
59 Mr Michael Brothers Britain 44 08 51 13
60 Mr Dainius Vosylius Lithuania 113 08 52 50
61 Mr Paulius Sukys Lithuania 115 08 52 51
62 Mr Raymond Lem USA 36 08 55 10
63 Mr Jesus Arreola USA 7 08 56 03
64 Mr James Montgomerie Britain 17 08 57 57
65 Mr Bryn Morris Britain 21 08 58 21
66 Ms Emily Walwood USA 66 09 00 00
67 Mr Michael Bender Germany 158 09 00 15
68 Mr Barry Allison New Zealand 52 09 01 23
69 Mr Harm Hilberdink Netherland 31 09 01 41
70 Mr Shaun Stafford Britain 45 09 01 42
71 Mr Pierre Xu France 46 09 09 23
72 Ms Nirkala Kulung Nepal 336 09 09 23
73 Mr Jason Dean Jacobsen USA 9 09 14 46
74 Mr Colin John Chapman New Zealand 47 09 17 30
75 Mr Russell Simpson New Zealand 50 09 17 31
76 Mr Colin Thomson New Zealand 48 09 17 32
77 Ms Laxmi Tamang Nepal 302 09 20 22
78 Ms Bluesky Maekong USA 40 09 21 49
79 Mr Reyno Alexander Skar South African 340 09 21 50
80 Ms Beatrice Wespi- Lessi Italian 33 09 21 56
81 Mr Peter Ruygrok New Zealand 51 09 24 29
82 Mr Hyuntai Baek Korea 170 09 37 36
83 Mr Jesper Floyd Kristiansen Denmark 30 09 43 43
84 Ms Lori Beireis USA 1 09 44 57
85 Ms Amber Ragland USA 67 09 45 54
86 Ms Susan Eriksson Sweden 166 09 50 52
87 Ms Jennifer Chastre Australia 168 09 50 54
88 Ms Liv Simister Britain 54 09 54 22
89 Mr Andrew Travis Britain 22 09 56 55
90 Mr Stuart Reynolds Britain 23 09 56 56
91 Ms Kristel Ouellet – Clark Canada 141 10 02 41
92 Ms Dany Ouellet Canada 140 10 02 42
93 Ms Clara Luz Sanchez Arteaga Mexico 41 10 07 33
94 Ms Griselda Zúñiga Ramírez Mexico 42 10 07 34
95 Mr Mindaugas Simanavicius Lithuania 114 10 08 08
96 Ms Anja Kaiser German 12 10 10 17
97 Ms Diana Jacqueline Orsmond Australia 161 10 16 54
98 Mrs Nicole Louise Parsonson Australia 164 10 16 55
99 Mr Ian Wayne Parsonson Australia 165 10 16 56
100 Ms Carol Lee Miller Australia 160 10 21 31
101 Mr Deven Gurung Nepal 319 10 21 32
102 Mr Mark Alan Griffin USA 38 10 25 07
103 Ms Jill Herman Griffin USA 39 10 25 08
104 Mr Byunghwa Hwang Korea 172 10 26 23
105 Ms Divya Vasishta Indian 144 10 29 19
106 Mr Ramarao Chitti India 60 10 29 24
107 Ms Joanne Pickford Britain 57 10 31 31
108 Mr Andrew Yates Britain 13 10 31 58
109 Mr Paul May New Zealand 49 10 32 42
110 Ms Xiao Hua Huang China 34 10 35 04
111 Ms Jing Zhang China 73 10 35 40
112 Mr Qiang Hui Zhang China 75 10 35 41
 113 Mr Shivendra Singh  India 174  10  36  45
114 Ms Christine Milligan Britain 16 10 37 37
115 Ms Carolyn Ann USA 10 10 38 08
116 Mr Agidius Scheiber Austria 208 10 40 07
117 Ms Elizabeth MacKenzie Britain 18 10 43 05
118 Ms Kerrie Maree Ivak Australia 163 10 44 56
119 Mr Cheong Woo Park Korea 171 10 46 04
120 Mr Tommy Bui USA 5 10 49 50
121 Mr Ram Krishna Dangol Nepal 308 10 49 51
122 Mr Le Tuan Nha Vietnam 35 10 52 31
123 Ms Andrea Regina Lang German 142 10 57 51
124 Ms Jodie Allison New Zealand 53 11 00 47
125 Ms Kerry Eiss USA 150 11 05 14
126 Ms Carolyn Caranci Canada 24 11 18 58
127 Mr John Smith Britain 63 11 22 10
128 Mr Jianhong Li Chinese 335 11 23 30
129 Ms Cindy Pelserg South Africa 29 11 35 32
130 Mr Hendrik Tjaari Pelser South Africa 28 11 35 33
131 Mr David Zheng USA 27 11 37 42
132 Mr Ronald Smith Britain 15 11 38 34
133 Ms Jianqi Kiki Wang China 26 11 59 36
134 Mr Sun Bo Chinese 339 12 12 04
135 Mr Terence Lee USA 3 12 12 20
136 Ms Jennifer De Simone USA 149 12 13 04
137 Ms Lyssette Barbosa USA 154 12 13 10
138 Ms Celene Loo Singapore 62 12 35 26
139 Mr Roberto Sandoval USA 153 12 50 55
140 Ms Zhihua Chen China 74 13 08 47
141 Mr Syed Zain Ulabidin Banuri Pakistan 176 13 12 01
142 Mr Darren Saravis USA 151 13 13 51
143 Mr Ernst Eder Austria 6 13 15 00
144 Mr Tod Locker USA 2 15 03 23
145 Ms Aranmor, Shanen USA 147 23 24 13
146 Mr John Edmunson USA 148 23 24 14
147 Ms Melinda Wulf USA 155 23 25 15
148 Ms Magdalena Kalus German 11 DNF
149 Mr David Caps USA 65  DNS
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