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Lukla Flight Notice

As per Civil Aviation Association of Nepal (CAAN) decision, flights to and from Lukla airport will be operated from MANTHALI airport, Ramechhap. The Civil aviation association of Nepal (CAAN) has acquainted that there is rapid accession of traffic blockage at Kathmandu Airport and the Lukla sector is believed to be the busiest domestic flights sectors of Nepal. Flight to Lukla is one of the most occupied flights during the trekking season in Nepal and to avoid the traffic congestion and minimize the workload of TIA, they’ve drawn a conclusion i.e. all the flights to and from Lukla are rerouted from Kathmandu Airport to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap again.

The Chief of Tribhuwan International Airport, Raj Kumar Chhetri has informed that all the airlines have prepared for their morning flights to Lukla via Ramechhap. So, if you’ve already booked a trek to Everest region with us within the period above mentioned, make sure that you are prepared for a flight to Lukla via Ramechhap (Manthali airport) instead of Kathmandu. So, we would like to request all our admired guests who have confirmed trips in Everest region to have this information updated: We’ve to drive to Manthali Airport from Kathmandu at 2 am (approx.) to catch the flight from Manthali to Lukla. The 137 km drive will take around 4-5 hours.

Another reliable and a bit expensive option is going for a helicopter upgrade and flying to Lukla straight from Kathmandu. The Kathmandu helipad area will not be affected and you can have Helicopter flight to Lukla from 6.30 am onwards. The upgrade could cost you a top up of USD 350-500 per person depending on the payload and availability of the flights.

  • Duration:11 Nights 12 Days
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Group:2
  • Activity:Hiking & Trekking
  • Pickup:Lukla Airport
  • Max altitude: 5545m

About Guide and Porter Service Only

As an alternative to our Full Service treks, Annapurna Foothills Treks offers you Customized Service packages which allow you to reduce services (and costs) that you feel you don’t need. A full service package takes care of everything from the time of your arrival in Nepal, and every step of the way until your departure. A full service package includes all your meals and accommodation as well as guide and porter services.

A customized service package means that you pays for your food yourself for the entire trip. You decide what type of support staff you require during their trek; a professional guide, porter-guide and/or porter. For example, you might choose to go with a porter-guide who is less qualified and therefore less expensive. You pay a daily rate for the services of the support staff you hire. That rate includes the employee’s daily wage, insurance, transportation, and equipment.

Be aware that some companies may offer cheaper rates by unfair means. Annapurna Foothills Treks ensures that guides, porter-guides and porters get fair pay for their seasonal work and are properly insured.

Annapurna Foothills Treks will provide you a guide, porter-guide and/or porter from our reliable, well trained staff according to your requirements. In order for you to decide what will work for you will need to understand the difference between guide, guide/porter and porter:

Trekking Guides (Full-fledged guide, trained and licensed by Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism) Annapurna Foothills Trekking Guides can communicate easily in English. Our guides are experienced and dedicated to their job. They not only show the trail but they are able to tell you many things about the mountains, the culture, the history and the religions of Nepal. They are your link to the local people. Your guide knows how to organize a rescue and is trained in First Aid and AMS. In case of emergency your guide will run for help even in the middle of the night. NOTE: Guides will not carry any of your luggage.

Porter-guides (guide trainee) will help carry luggage of two clients up to 30 kgs. Annapurna Foothills Treks porter- guides speak enough English to understand your interests and needs. Porter-guides are familiar with the trail. They are friendly and trustworthy and will do their best to share their knowledge of the mountains and facilitate communication with the local people. They are not trained in First Aid or AMS, but will do their best to help you in case of an emergency.

Porters carry luggage of two clients maximum. Porters don’t speak much English but they are helpful and sincere. Porters are mostly strong people from mountain villages who are used to carrying heavy loads. The lodge owners often give them cheap accommodation in a shed or in the dining room, so that they can save their earnings.

For safety reasons, Annapurna Foothills Treks highly recommends hiring a guide or at least porter - guide for trekking in the remote parts of Nepal. Having a qualified guide and a porter at your side is the best way to ensure your safety. Their local knowledge is invaluable. They will do everything from recommending the best places to stay and eat, to assisting you in case of accident or emergency. They will find an alternate route if the trails are blocked by snow or landslides.
 

Everest Region : 

Guide: US$ 35 per day included; meals, accommodation and wages
Guide/Porter(Guide Trainee) : US$ 25 per day included; meals, accommodation and wages
Porter: US$ 20 per day included; meals, accommodation and wages
 

Agency Service charge USD 200 per person, includes- Insurance for Nepalese staff, Sagarmatha National Park fee, & Khumbu Local Fee 

For Guide USD 140 per person: Round Trip Airfare Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu

For Tourist USD 360 per person: Round Trip Airfare Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu

If you have any queries regarding of this service, please don't hesitate to contact our office staff. We are happy to help you in any way we can. You can book a trip simply by sending us an e-mail at [email protected]

Itinerary

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Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla; Trek to Phakdingma,
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 4 hrs
  • 2,610 m/8,562 ft
  • Domestic Flight
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 3,441 m/11,289 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 4 hrs
  • 3,441 m/11,289 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 3,864 m/12,677 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5 hrs
  • 4,400 m/14,435 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 4 hrs
  • 4,400 m/14,435 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6 hrs
  • 4,915 m/ 16,125 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 8 hrs
  • 5,130 m/16,830 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 7 hrs
  • 4,371 m/ 14,340 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 3,441 m/11,289 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 2,860 m/9,380 ft
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Domestic Flight

Availabilities

FromToStatusPrice  
start date12 Mar, 2020end date23 Mar, 2020Available$500
start date25 Mar, 2020end date05 Apr, 2020Available$500

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 

Guide and Porter Services are available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Everest Base Camp is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking. 

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Useful Info

Annapurna Foothills Treks customized packages include your transportation to and from your trek, whether by road or by air, because your transportation bookings need to be done well in advance, before your arrival in Nepal. AFT also includes trekking permits? in the package since most clients can find better things to do in Kathmandu than to experience the bureaucracy of our government offices while waiting for official permits.

Annapurna Foothills Treks will try to provide you a guide, porter-guide, or porter close to the region you are trekking in to minimize the expense of staff transportation. The daily fee for support staff is different according to the area and in each case includes salary, meals, accommodation, equipment and insurance.

Everest Region, Manasulu Circuit, and Tsum Valley

Guide: US$ 35 per day
Guide/Porter(Guide Trainee) : US$ 25 per day
Porter: US$ 20 per day

 

Annapurna Region, Langtang Region and Helambu Region

Guide: US$35 per day
Porter- Guide (Guide Trainee) US$ 25per day
Porter: US$ 20 per day