Annapurna, Manaslu and Langtang treks begin in Kathmandu; all other Himalayan treks fly (the following day) into Lukla, which is the gateway town to the Everest Base Camp trail system. You will need to fly into the Tribhuvan International Airport located in Kathmandu (airport code: KTM). And on the day of your arrival one of our drivers will pick you up from the airport and transport you to your hotel.
Many Middle Eastern airlines: Emirates, Qatar and Gulf offer daily flights to Kathmandu with a layover at their respective hub, however be aware that some flights have very long layovers. Qatar Airlines offers great service and seem to manage short layovers in Doha, if you can book a flight on this route it would be beneficial.
Another alternative is to fly in to Delhi (airport code: DEL) and then catch flight to Kathmandu, but again be aware of layovers and possible delays. Flights from the USA to KTM typically range from $1,600 to $3,500, depending on the season.
The Lukla airport is known for being shut down for several days at a time due to bad weather and fog; delays can happen at the beginning or end of your trip, potentially both. Our trek itineraries are designed to give you a contingency for acclimatization but do not accommodate airport delays. Therefore, we urge you to build as much flexibility as possible into your overall itinerary to ensure that you are able to enjoy your trip. Consider adding a couple of extra days after your trek in Kathmandu.
If there is a delay due to weather (or any other unforeseen reason), we will do what we can within our ability however, because of the risk involved, we do not compensate for any loss of your trip. In addition, any and all extra costs/fees incurred are your responsibility and must be paid locally.