Flight Delay & Cancellation

Weather conditions in the Himalayas can change rapidly and aviation schedules are not as reliable as you might expect. The flight between Kathmandu and Lukla where the Everest Base Camp Trek starts is frequently delayed and may be canceled for the day or several days in succession. Lukla Flights may depart and return to Ramechhap instead of Kathmandu due to ongoing upgrades at Kathmandu Airport.

Ramechhap airport is a 4-hour drive from Kathmandu. We will provide transport to and from the airport if this is required at no extra cost. In the event your flight is canceled we will either rebook your flight for the following day or attempt to get you on a chartered helicopter. Hence, guests are responsible for the extra costs of helicopter flights which might be $400 or more. If you end up taking a helicopter instead of your flight we will refund you $150 for the flight fare ($110 for Indian Nationals). Please collect the flight refund from the office in Kathmandu.