> Enjoy 360 degree panoramic view from Island Peak’s summit
> Get to the Everest Base Camp
> Visit the famous Tengboche Monastery
> Spend your nights in culturally rich and hospitable Sherpa villages
The Everest Base Camp Trek with Island peak takes you not only to the renowned Base Camp of the highest mountain in the world but also to an exciting adventure of mountain climbing. Island Peak, at the height of 6,189m, is popular among the novice climbers and is used as a preparation for higher mountains like Everest. Though physically demanding, it is less technical and can be climbed by anyone reasonably fit.
The trek will begin after a short flight to Lukla. The trails will take you to Phakding, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Sagarmatha National park) in the green valley of Dudh Koshi, and then to the famous Namche Bazzar where we will spend two nights for acclimatization. Trekking will continue from Tengboche to Pheriche and to Lobuche; these culturally rich Sherpa villages are full of Chortens, Mani Walls, museums and amazing views of the Himalayas. Before the awaited Island Peak, we will visit the Everest Base Camp and climb up Kalapathar. Kalapathar is popular among the trekkers as one can get a full sunrise or sunset view over Mount Everest. Finally, we will trek to the base camp of Island Peak and summit it on the 12th day. Island Peak was named after its position at the center of the Valley, like an Island in a sea of ice. Its local name is Imja Tse. The hard work is well awarded by a 360 degree panorama view with mountains like Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Makalu. From there, we will trek back up and down until the exciting experience of Everest Base Camp Trek with Island peak comes to an end back in Kathmandu.
All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, flights, etc.) as described in the programme are included.
One porter per two trekkers. This way you don’t have to carry your complete equipment yourself. The guide speaks English.
The total amount covers not only your own basics, but also those of your guide and porter. No unpleasant surprises.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared during the trek. The meals are basic, but will give you enough energy for your appetite. Fruit is also available after each meal.
Coffee and tea are also organized by the trekking company. Every morning fresh coffee and tea are made. There are scheduled breaks to enjoy this.
The total amount includes costs for the permits needed for the Island Peak trek. This also applies to the TIMS Card, to the Trekkers Information Management System.
In order to pull in the Himalayas as prepared as possible, it is important to bring a good down jacket and sleeping bag. These are provided by your trekking company.
We also have a cap, t-shirt, and a roadmap for you. Not only are they ideal for trekking, but they are also beautiful souvenirs.
If your group is larger than 6 people, we will take an extra assistant guide with you to support you.
The guides carry an altitude sickness kit to monitor your pulse rate, oxygen saturation, and heart rate twice a day (very useful for monitoring the symptoms of altitude sickness (AMS) at altitude).
The trekking begins and ends with an exciting flight. The cost of flights to and from Lukla is included in the price and will be booked with your trekking company.
While trekking in the mountain you will spend your nights in local guest houses commonly known as Tea Houses. You will also spend some nights in tents as you get closer to the summit. The trekking company will provide all the camping equipment necessary.
Your trekking company will not take responsibility for the travel visa for Nepal. This should be organized by yourself. Contact your local Nepalese embassy for the latest visa information.
The total amount is also exclusive of flights to and from Nepal. To get an idea of which airlines are flying on Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), have a look at the website.
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.
All personal expenses such as drinks at the bar, washing and other similar expenses are for your own account.
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel to Nepal.
Tips for guides and porters are exclusive. 10% of the total amount is an excellent target price, but the final amount is up to you.
Certain luxuries such as desserts, a hot shower, hot running water, bottles of mineral water and Wi-Fi should be missed during a typical trek in the Himalayas. The water we encounter along the way is drinkable and is heated or boiled by us.