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Included in the Cost:
  • All lodging within dates of the trip (hotel in Kathmandu, lodges with beds on approach, tents at base camp and during the climb)

  • All in-country transport, including domestic flights and airport transfers

  • All meals outside of Kathmandu during the trek and climb (three meals prepared by a cook each day)

  • All peak permit fees, park entry charges, and logistics support

  • 15kg of cargo transfer from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice-versa

  • Porter support on the approach to Base Camp

  • Guide support above Base Camp

  • All fixed lines, pitons, ice screws, and other rigging material

  • Fully stocked base camp with dining tent, cook, and sleeping tents

  • Insurance for all Nepali staff and guides

  • Government liaison officer (when applicable)

  • Expedition garbage deposit

Not Included in the Cost:
  • International airfare

  • Lodging and other expenses outside of trip dates (if you arrive early, or leave late).  We recommend that you arrive at least two days before your scheduled trip and depart at least two days after in order to account for possible travel delays.

  • Optional snacks between meals (Budget $6 USD/day if buying snacks from lodges along the trek)

  • Excess baggage fees, if you have them (100 Nepali Rupees/$1.25 for every kilo over 15 kg)

  • Meals in Kathmandu (budget $20/day in Kathmandu)

  • Optional alcohol and other bottled beverages if you buy them.  Boiled water and tea included in cost.

  • Optional gas heated showers on the trek

  • Optional internet charges

  • Optional battery charging on the trek (available for an extra charge through lodges where we stay)

  • Travel, trip cancelation, and evacuation insurance

  • Personal clothing and equipment rental or purchase if needed

  • Nepal Visa On Arrival fee ($40 for 30 days, $100 for 90 days)

  • Tips for guides and staff (budget $10 USD/day.  For a 20 day trip this is $200 USD).  This should be converted to Nepali Rupees (NPR).

  • Any expenses resulting from severe weather, travel delays or cancellations, injury, illness, political instability, natural disaster, or other circumstances outside the control of Nepal Alpine Guides.

Payment, Cancellation, and Refund Policy:

  • Deposits are due 180 days before your trip start date to hold your place on the trip.  If your deposit is not received your place is not guarenteed.

  • The balance is due 90 days before your trip start date.  

  • If you are registering 90 or less days before a trip start date, full payment is due at the time of registration.  

  • Each payment includes a $200.00 non-refundable registration fee.

  • Payments can be made by check, money order, wire transfer, credit card, or PayPal transfer. 



  • There is a $200.00 non-refundable registration fee.

  • Full refunds will be issued 120 days or more prior to the trip start date.

  • 50% refunds will be issued 90-119 days before the trip start date.

  • No refunds will be issued 89 days or less prior to the trip start date.  This includes for medical emergencies, natural disasters, political unrest, and other circumstances outside the control of Nepal Alpine Guides.

  • If Nepal Alpine Guides cancels or reschedules a program, the registration fee and all payments are refundable in full.  

  • Nepal Alpine Guides is not responsible for any expenses resulting from cancellation of a trip or program, other than costs charged by Nepal Alpine Guides for the trip or program itself.

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