IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to flight congestion at Kathmandu’s International Airport, all flights to and from Lukla has been redirected to Manthali Airport at Ramechhap by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

SPECIAL NOTE:

  1. Manthali Airport, Ramechhap is 4-5 hour drive from Kathmandu. While the drive is a bit of a hassle, chances of delays and cancellations from Manthali Airport is very low as the only air traffic from that airport is to/from Lukla. We arrange transportation between Ramechhap and Kathmandu as well.


Contact: honeybird@honeyguideapps.com or Whatsapp +977-9843376717 if you have any questions.

FAQs

Does USD 147 include transportation from Kathmandu to Ramechhap, and back?

Yes. USD 147 includes transportation as well. Besides, you also get HoneyGuide credit worth USD 9 per ticket. You can use it to book lodges and guides from HoneyGuide’s system.

What kind of vehicle will be arranged?

The vehicle will be either a car, jeep, or a hiace/microvan depending on the number of people traveling that day.

Where will the vehicle depart from? And at what time?

From Kathmandu to Ramechhap: The vehicle will leave from Employees Provident Fund Building, Thamel in Kathmandu and drop you at Ramechhap Airport. The general departure time from Kathmandu is 2 am (can be an hour ahead in case of earliest flight). You are requested to arrive 15 minutes before the departure time.
From Ramechhap to Kathmandu: The vehicle will depart at around 10 am (or later depending on when you land) and drop you off at Employees Provident Fund Building in Thamel. The driver contacts will be communicated to you a day ahead via WhatsApp. You are advised to be in touch once you reach Lukla.

Will the vehicle pick me up from my hotel?

No. The vehicle departure location is in the most central point in Thamel (which should be more than 10 minutes walk from any hotels in and around Thamel). Alternatively, you can ask your hotel to drop you off at the pickup location.

Will I get vehicle details with the flight tickets?

You will receive transportation confirmation in the same email with the flight tickets. However, the details like driver’s contact and vehicle number will be sent to you a day before your flight. The driver will have your details, and you can simply show them your flight tickets.

How much does a flight to Lukla cost?

While USD 180 is the standard fare, if you buy flights directly from HoneyGuide, the price is USD 168. On the other hand, if you buy from your hotel or one of the travel agents in Thamel, you are looking to pay USD 185-200. They will justify this inflated prices by saying they have a ‘man’ at the airport who will make sure that you get the earliest flight possible. We will leave it to you to decide the truth value of such claims. :)

How long is the flight to Lukla?

25 minutes. Lukla is 140 kilometers from Kathmandu as the crow flies. Make sure to book the earliest flight you can get. As the day progresses, the weather in the mountains gets unstable which increases the chance of flight cancellations. This will mainly be an issue during the October peak season.

How do I get a free mountain flight when I book a flight to Lukla?

Simply sit on the mountainside when you board. :) Since there are no seat numbers in the flight to Lukla, you can sit anywhere. This means you need the first person off the bus which takes you to the plane. And you will have to make sure to sit on the left side of the plane when going to Lukla from Kathmandu to see the beautiful mountains. We will leave it to you to guess which side you need to sit on when flying from Lukla to Kathmandu.

What is the baggage allowance for a flight to Lukla?

Check-in Baggage: 10 kilograms. Or for the metrically challenged citizens, 22 lbs. 2 pieces tops. Hand Carry: 5 kilograms. 11 lbs. Excess baggage is charged at the rate of USD 1 per kg.

Do I need to confirm my flight booking?

No. Once your flight is booked, you do not need to reconfirm it. As soon as the booking process is complete, we will send you an email with an e-ticket and necessary details of your confirmed booking. You are requested to check your spam folder as well. If you do not receive tickets within 30 minutes, please email us at honeybird@honeyguideapps.com or call / whatsapp us at +977-9843376717.

Do I need to print my ticket?

No. You can simply show your e-ticket at the Airport Counter via any devices like phone or tablet. However, please make sure that you have downloaded the tickets and there’s no issue with device battery.

How early should I get to the Airport for catching my Lukla flight?

It is advised to reach to the Airport one hour before the flight time.

What are my flight booking and payment options?

The standard way of booking your flight is through HoneyGuide’s website. However, if you aren’t able to book your flight due to payment failure or any other issue, you can write to us at honeybird@honeyguideapps.com or call / whatsapp us at +977-9843376717. We will help you book your flight tickets and arrange an alternative medium of payment (either wire transfer or cash payment before 72 hours). The Information we will need to make a reservation are: The Date for when you wish to make a reservation and the Number of people. Scanned Copies of Passport of all the passengers. Valid email address and contact numbers.

How Do I Change a Flight Reservation?

If you wish to reschedule the flight date or times, you can directly contact the Airlines at +977-1-4117524, +977-1-4117523, +977-1-5199097, or write to them at info@summitair.com.np. Airlines will make the changes by checking the availability at no additional cost. In case the Airlines doesn’t get back, you can email us at honeybird@honeyguideapps.com

Is there any fee/charge if I want to change my Flight Reservation?

No. There is no fee/charge for making changes to your flight reservation unless you wish to cancel your reservation. See the procedure of flight cancellation here.

How Do I Make Changes to Booking Information in case of mistakes and name changes?

If you wish to make any changes to your reservation (e.g., name changes, or email address correction), you can directly contact the Airlines at +977-1-4117524, +977-1-4117523, +977-1-5199097, or write to them at info@summitair.com.np. Airlines will make those changes for you. In case the Airlines doesn’t get back, you can email us at honeybird@honeyguideapps.com

Can I change my flight date if I finish my trek earlier?

Yes. If you finish your trek earlier, you can request a change of flight date at no additional expense by contacting the Airlines directly. The Airlines will make changes if there are seats available for the earlier flight. You can contact the Airlines at +977-1-4117524, +977-1-4117523, +977-1-5199097, or email them at info@summitair.com.np

How Do I Cancel a Flight Reservation?

If you wish to cancel your flight reservation, please email us at honeybird@honeyguideapps.com or call / whatsapp us at +977-9843376717. We will cancel your reservation and initiate the refund process. Generally, the refund process takes 15-20 days. If you don’t receive your funds back within that period, kindly write to us for further assistance.

Is there any fee/ charge if I want to cancel my Flight Reservation?

Yes. You will be charged a certain fee as cancellation charge as per the Airline's policy if you cancel a booking, and the remaining amount will be refunded. (Generally, the cancellation charge starts from 10%, but please confirm the charges while requesting the refund.)

What happens if my flight gets cancelled due to weather or any other unanticipated event?

If your flight gets canceled, please contact the staff from the respective Airlines at the Airport for assistance. You have options to either shift your booking for the next day or get a full refund.
(a) Generally, the flights that got canceled get higher priority the next day. Please request the Airlines staff if you need to shift bookings.
(b) If you want to request a refund, you can email us at honeybird@honeyguideapps.com or call / whatsapp us at +977-9843376717

What should I do if I miss my flight?

If you miss your flight, take your boarding pass, ticket, or reservation confirmation to the airline ticket counter to ask for assistance. It is entirely up to the Airlines for making decisions on matters like these. If you need to change your reservation, please call the Airlines at +977-1-4117524, +977-1-4117523, +977-1-5199097, . In case the Airlines doesn’t get back, you can email us at honeybird@honeyguideapps.com

How can I request a refund in case of flight cancellation or if I don’t claim the flight?

If you want to request a refund, please email us at honeybird@honeyguideapps.com or call / whatsapp us at +977-9843376717. Generally, the refund process takes 15-20 days. If you don’t receive your funds back within that period, kindly write to us for further assistance.

How long does it take for funds to be refunded?

Generally, the refund process takes 15-20 days after you request refunds. If you don’t receive your funds back within that period, kindly write to us at honeybird@honeyguideapps.com for further assistance.

Is it a good idea to book a return flight ahead?

If you are confused about whether or not to book your return flight ahead, we suggest you book your return flight beforehand because of the following reasons:
(a) Booking flight tickets can be very tough, especially during the peak season. You don’t want that hassle.
(b) If you are unsure about the return dates, you always have an option to shift the booking dates at no extra cost as long as there is availability. See how you can change your bookings here.

Do I have options to book accommodations in Everest Region ahead? Do you have recommendations for good teahouses?

Yes. HoneyGuide has an inventory of accommodations listed including services they provide, price and reviews from trekkers. You can even book your accommodations in Everest online. To book or learn more: https://honeyguideapps.com/lodges

I wish to get a guide/ porter guide/ porter guide for my trek. How can I book them?

Honeyguide helps you connect directly with guides. To request a guide or learn more: https://honeyguideapps.com/guides

In case of any other issues, where can I contact?

For any other assistance, contact us at honeybird@honeyguideapps.com

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    Going to the mountains
    is going home.’
    - John Muir
    Great things are done when
    men and mountains meet.’
    - William Blake
    There is no such thing as bad weather,
    only inappropriate clothing.’
    - Sir Ranulph Fiennes
    Going to the mountains
    is going home.’
    - John Muir
    Great things are done when
    men and mountains meet.’
    - William Blake
    There is no such thing as bad weather,
    only inappropriate clothing.’
    - Sir Ranulph Fiennes