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Everest Base Camp Trek With Island Peak Climb

Everest Base Camp Trek With Island Peak Climb

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Trip Information

Trip Duration

19 Nights 20 Days

Difficulty Level

Extreme

Destination

Nepal

Maximum Height

6189 m

Guiding Method

Trekking

Best Season

All time

Highlights

  • Tailored itinerary combining the classic Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climb for the ultimate adventure. 
  • Explore Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites to delve into Nepal's rich cultural heritage. 
  • Experience a thrilling scenic flight to Lukla, offering sweeping scenery of the Himalayas and terraced valleys. 
  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park, a World Heritage site showcasing diverse flora and fauna. 
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery, immersed in a spiritual ambience amidst stunning mountain vistas. 
  • Witness the magnificent Khumbu Icefall, the gateway to Mount Everest expeditions, offering insights into high-altitude mountaineering challenges. 
  • Hike to Everest Base Camp, surrounded by towering mountains and vast glaciers, for a surreal experience. 
  • Ascend Kala Patthar for a magical sunrise view, providing a close-up perspective of Mount Everest and surrounding Himalayan giants. 
  • Conquer Kongma La Pass, one of the challenging high mountain passes in the Everest region, for panoramic Himalayan vistas. 
  • Summit Island Peak (6,189m/20,299ft), testing mountaineering skills using crampons, ice axes, ascenders, and ropes. 
  • Interact with the Sherpa people and immerse yourself in their rich culture and traditions, gaining insight into the Himalayan way of life. 
  • Enjoy unparalleled vistas of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. 

Setting the stage for an unparalleled Himalayan experience, our combined package of the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climb seamlessly blends trekking adventure with climbing prowess. This adventurous itinerary intertwines the iconic trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) with the exhilarating challenge of summiting Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse. 

Standing at 6,189m/20,305ft, Island Peak is one of the famous trekking peaks in Nepal, graded PD or 2B. The Island Peak climbing route involves technical features such as rock scrambling, ladder glacier crossings and steep snow/ice wall climbs on fixed ropes. 

By opting for this Island Peak climb with EBC trek package, you are presented with a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Everest region while conquering a renowned trekking peak. 

In this package, rather than attempting the Island Peak summit directly, you'll first visit Everest Base Camp, providing an immersive experience in the heart of the Himalayas. Among Island Peak climbing itineraries, this combination with the EBC trek and Kongma La Pass is renowned for its exceptional acclimatization benefits. 

This comprehensive 20-day itinerary allows participants to acclimatize effectively, experience high-altitude trekking, and conquer a trekking peak while immersing themselves in the marvelous Himalayan landscapes and rich Sherpa culture. Following this itinerary will give you the strength and endurance to confidently and succeed in the final climb to Island Peak. 

Start the EBC hike with an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Sherpa town, providing a scenic introduction to the Himalayas. From Lukla, you traverse through picturesque landscapes, crossing the Dudh Koshi River and iconic Hillary suspension bridges. 

Namche Bazaar, a bustling Sherpa town in the Everest region, offers a day to acclimate and explore nearby villages, providing panoramic scenes of towering peaks. Continuing the EBC trekking journey, you pass through several Sherpa settlements, including Tengboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep, before arriving at Everest Base Camp. 

The following day, the ascent of Kala Patthar awaits, offering a breathtaking sunrise over the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest, along with sights of other eight-thousander peaks like Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. 

Descending from Kala Patthar, the trekking journey leads to Lobuche village. Departing from the classic EBC hiking route, the path diverges towards Chukhung via the exhilarating crossing of Kongma La Pass to acclimatize further. 

This mountain pass of Kongma La is one of the highest in the Everest region, which you'll cross in Nepal's famous Everest three-high passes trek. This challenging ascent serves as both a test of endurance and a vital acclimatization step, mentally preparing you for the demanding summit of Island Peak. Indeed, it adds another thrilling dimension to this epic Himalayan journey. 

Upon crossing Kongma La pass, your transition from trekkers to climbers commences. The route to the Island peak base camp awaits, beckoning with promises of adventure and accomplishment. 

After a day of trekking from Chukhung, you finally arrive at the base camp, where preparation for the ascent begins. Depending on the weather conditions and group readiness, the summit attempt may span an additional day or two, each moment filled with anticipation and determination. 

With a successful Island Peak expedition, you trek back down Lukla for your return flight to Kathmandu. As you bid farewell to the lofty peaks and serene valleys, the departure flight to your home marks the conclusion of this unforgettable Himalayan adventure to Island Peak and Everest Base Camp. 

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Itinerary

The flight into Kathmandu Valley offers stunning views of the Himalayas and the terraced valley below. Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, a representative from Nepal Ascent Treks will greet you and transfer you to your accommodation. 

Depending on your arrival time, you can plan your activities accordingly. To acclimate and familiarize yourself with the surroundings, you may opt for a short tour of nearby places or markets, such as Asan Tole, the bustling bazaar of the city. Exploring these areas will provide you with insight into the local environment. 

In the evening, you'll be invited to a welcome dinner arranged by the Nepal Ascent Treks team. This is an opportunity to connect with fellow travelers and your guide. After dinner, return to your hotel and rest. 

Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Accommodation
3 star

Meal
Dinner

Transportation
Private car

During a one-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, you'll visit four major UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley. The capital city boasts exquisite monuments, artistic temples, and magnificent artworks. 

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in a private vehicle. One of the highlights is Swaymabhunath, also known as Monkey Temple, situated atop a hill. This ancient site features a stupa and various small shrines that trace their origins back to the Licchavi period. 

Next, you'll visit Pashupatinath, a renowned Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Surrounding the main temple are numerous smaller temples and ashrams. You may observe traditional Hindu cremation rituals along the banks of the Bagmati River. 

Boudhanath stupa is your next stop, symbolizing the Buddhist faith revered by Tibetans and Tibetan Buddhists. This massive mandala is one of Nepal's largest spherical stupas. 

Lastly, you'll explore Kathmandu Durbar Square or Basantapur Dubar Square. Once, this square served as the royal palace for the Malla and Shah kings. Marvel at the splendid architecture showcasing the skills of the Newari people. Nearby temples include Kumari Ghar, Kasthamandap, and Taleju. 

After immersing yourself in the rich cultural and historical heritage of Kathmandu Valley, drive back to your hotel to rest and prepare for the trek. Your guide will thoroughly brief the trip itinerary and highlights and check your trekking and climbing equipment. 

If needed, you can quickly purchase any missing gear or equipment in Thamel, a hub for trekking gear shops. After packing and enjoying dinner, retire early to ensure you're well-rested for your early morning flight to Lukla tomorrow. 

Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Accommodation
3 star

Meal
Breakfast

Transportation
Private car

Today, your adventure begins with an early morning flight to Lukla. The short flight offers astounding Himalayan vistas, culminating in a thrilling landing on Lukla's steep runway. 

Upon arrival, meet the support crew and grab breakfast if needed. You are ready to start your EBC trek with Island Peak Climb. Then, embark on your trek to Phakding, descending about 200 meters. Following the Dudh Koshi River, cross your first suspension bridge. 

Finally, after walking for a few hours, you'll arrive in Phakding village. Renowned as the ideal spot for the first night along the Everest trekking route, it's perfect for acclimatizing the altitude. 

Overnight stay in Phakding. 

Accommodation
Basic teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Flight / Walking

Set out on your trek by crossing the river to reach the other side of the valley. You’ll encounter locals, yak and donkey trains, and fellow trekkers. Passing through the charming villages of Tok Tok, your journey with a mix of climbs and descents, enjoying the picturesque sight of the Dudh Koshi River. 

Your route leads you to Monjo, the entrance to Sagramatha National Park, where you present your trekking permits. Continue walking through vast forests; you navigate several suspension bridges before reaching the highlight of your trek: the Hillary Bridge, the highest and longest suspension bridge on the Everest Base Camp route. 

After crossing this bridge, you must climb straight uphill for two hours until you reach Namche. Just before arriving at Namche, you pause at a scenic spot to catch your first glimpse of Everest. 

Upon reaching Namche, you undergo another permit check before settling into the bustling town, the largest in the region. Namche Bazaar delights with its local stores, offering souvenirs, trekking gear, groceries, numerous restaurants, and coffee shops. 

Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Now you are around 3,500 meters, it is the perfect time to start acclimatizing your body for what's to come. You'll spend the day exploring the traditional villages surrounding Namche Bazaar, immersing in the local culture and breathtaking scenery. 

Begin your day by hiking north towards Khunde village. You can visit a local monastery with great valley views and the renowned Khunde Hospital, known for its medical services in the region. 

From Khudne, you can continue east for about 10 minutes until you arrive in Khumjung village. This beautiful village offers incredible vistas of the iconic Ama Dablam mountain. 

In Khumjung, take advantage of the opportunity to visit the famous Khumjung monastery, which has a Yeti Scalp. Nearby, you can explore the historic Khumjung Hillary School, founded in 1960 by Sir Edmund Hillary to serve the local community. 

Afterward, head south towards the Hotel Everest View (3,962m), where you'll be treated to a close-up sight of Mount Everest for the first time on your journey. Following the hike, return to Namche Bazaar to relax and unwind. 

Check your equipment and gear for one last time, as this is your last chance to buy gear or get cash out. 

Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Begin your journey from Namche Bazaar early to avoid crowds, as the EBC trail can get busy later. Today offers plenty of chances to marvel at the spectacular view of Mount Everest. 

Start with a steep climb out of Namche, gradually leveling off. As you continue along the mountainside, you'll get sweeping scenes of the valley, with Ama Dablam and Mount Everest towering above it all. 

After an hour's walk, you arrive in Sansa. From here, the trail continues northeast through dense forests. After another one-hour hike, arrive at Phunki Thanga, where you can stop for lunch. 

Then, embark on a two-and-a-half-hour climb through pine forests to reach Tengboche. Tengboche has a monastery worth visiting, the biggest in the region. 

Overnight stay in Tengboche. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Today's trek takes you from Tengboche to Pheriche village, which sits close to Dingboche but at a slightly lower altitude. 

You'll begin by descending gently to Pangboche village from Tengboche, passing through Deboche. Keep an eye out for a suspension bridge along the way. Pangboche is known for its historic Pangboche Gompa monastery and offers lovely sights of peaks like Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Everest. 

After Pangboche, you'll continue upwards, eventually reaching Somare village at 4,010m, marking the end of the tree line. Instead of heading straight to Dingboche, you'll turn left and ascend towards Pheriche Pass at 4,270m. From the pass, you'll be treated to the alluring vistas of Ama Dablam, Knagtega, and the surrounding glaciers. 

Once you have crossed the pass, you reach Pheriche. A picturesque valley that was once a summer settlement. Here, you'll find an Aid Post for trekkers run by the Himalayan Rescue Association, providing support for trekkers.  

Overnight stay in Pheriche. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Today begins with a quick breakfast in Pheriche before setting off for Lobuche, your destination for the day. The trail involves a steep ascent, gaining about 500m in altitude. 

As you approach Dughla/Thukla village, you'll be greeted by the mesmerizing sight of Chola Tsho, a glacial lake at the base of Mt. Cholatse. After crossing the Dudh Koshi moraine, you arrive at Thukla, where you'll take a lunch break and prepare for a challenging climb to Everest Memorial via Thukla Pass. 

Post-lunch, the trek continues with a steep climb along rocky terrain. The high altitude may start to take its toll, but the phenomenal scenery will keep you motivated. 

Upon reaching the top of the pass, you'll find the Everest Memorial, a collection of stupas honoring climbers who lost their lives in the mountains. Take a moment to pay respects and admire the panoramic views of Tabuche, Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, and Thamserku. 

After a brief rest, you'll enter the breathtaking world of the Khumbu Glacier, characterized by rock, water, ice, wind, and thin oxygen. As you traverse the path towards the Khumbu Glacier, you'll be treated to close-up Pumori, Lingtren, and Nuptse views. Finally, you arrive in Lobuche, where you'll check into a teahouse and rest for the night. 

Overnight stay in Lobuche. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Today, the anticipation peaks as you set out to achieve a long-awaited milestone: reaching Everest Base Camp (5,364m). The journey begins with a trek to Gorak Shep, where you'll start your adventure. 

The trail initially leads along a flat path for about an hour before gradually ascending for another two hours, bringing you to the village of Gorak Shep. 

After refueling with lunch, the real excitement begins as you head northeast toward Everest Base Camp. The route is characterized by undulating terrain and dry gravel, with the trail leading onto the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. 

Navigating back and forth across the glacier, you'll eventually reach the iconic Everest Base Camp after approximately one and a half hours of trekking. 

Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by a striking scene: a mound of rocks adorned with prayer flags and the Everest Base Camp slab, marking your triumphant accomplishment. Take a moment to revel in the awe-inspiring surroundings, with towering snowy peaks enveloping you like a theater of nature's grandeur. The scenery of nothing short of eye-popping, sparking a sense of exhilaration and fulfillment. 

Capture memories with plenty of photographs and begin the return journey to Gorak Shep. Retrace your steps through the mesmerizing landscape. As you descend, reflecting on the day's incredible experiences, you'll carry with you the memories of standing at the foot of the world's highest peak. 

Overnight stay in Gorak Shep. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Prepare for a day filled with anticipation and awe as you ascend to Kala Patthar, one of the best vantage points to witness Mount Everest without requiring technical climbing.  

To catch the incredible sunrise, your journey to Kala Patthar begins before dawn. With headlamps lighting the way, you start the hike, crossing a frozen lake bed before reaching the trailhead marked by a signpost pointing towards Kala Patthar. 

The hike to Kala Patthar is a challenging two-hour ascent along a rocky trail strewn with boulders. The rough terrain and high altitude make the trek demanding, but the outstanding vista from the summit makes it all worthwhile. 

Kala Patthar may be a massive rock, but it offers a rewarding view of the surrounding landscape, particularly Mount Everest. 

Arriving at the summit just before sunrise is a magical experience, witnessing the first rays of sunlight illuminate the world's tallest peak. Alongside Everest (8,848m), you'll be treated to a scene of other towering peaks like Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,485m), and Cho Oyu (8,188m). 

Reaching the summit of Kala Patthar marks a celebratory moment and a significant milestone in your EBC trek with the Island Peak climbing journey. After descending back to Gorak Shep, you'll descend to Lobuche, continuing your climbing journey towards Island Peak Base Camp, the second half of your expedition.

Overnight stay in Lobuche. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

As you set out from Lobuche at the break of dawn, you venture into a more remote region, unlike the bustling main EBC trekking route. Your goal for the day is to conquer the highest pass among the three passes in the Everest region, Kongma La. 

With ample water, snacks, and a packed lunch, you relish the solitude of the untouched wilderness surrounding you. There are multiple trail options– you can ascend the hill northwest of Lobuche over the Nuptse Glacier moraine or retrace your steps to Biber and follow a high path above the Niyang Khola. 

Amidst the tranquility of the remote region, you see awe-inspiring vistas of the Khumbu Glacier and the rugged ridge of Amphu Labtsa. You continue climbing on the western side of the Nyiang Khola valley, then turn east, cross rocky terrain and a wide basin with frozen lakes. 

Keep going over loose rocks until you reach Kongma La, about five hours from Lobuche. You enjoy the expansive landscape at the pass, marked by a landmark with colorful prayer flags. 

Kongma La is a tough spot, showing you icy lakes behind and the strong Khumbu Glacier ahead. Successfully navigating this rugged pass allows for acclimatization and prepares you mentally and physically for the demanding Island peak climb ahead. 

Coming down from Kongma La is the hardest part of the day, navigating rocky ground and a moraine before heading south to Chukhung. Relish the magnificent sight of Island Peak from this village. 

After a long and challenging day of crossing the high mountain pass, it's time to take a well-deserved rest. Retire to bed early tonight, as tomorrow marks the beginning of your Island Peak climbing journey. Rest and recharge for the exciting adventures that lie ahead.  

Overnight stay in Chukhung. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

After breakfast in Chukhung, you'll set out for Island Peak Base Camp. Ensure you have all your essentials packed before hitting the trail. The journey begins with a steep climb out of the village, heading south and east towards the Imja Valley trail. 

The trail offers pleasant surroundings as you traverse along the bank of Imja Khola. Keep an eye out for glacial marine encounters along the way. Soon, you'll come across a junction where another route veers off towards the technical mountain pass of Amphu Labtsa to the southeast. 

Continuing on the left side towards the north, you tackle the challenging trail leading to the Island Peak Base Camp. Ascending gradually through the magnificent landscapes of Lhotse and Imja Glaciers moraines, you'll be captivated by the majestic mountains and glaciers surrounding you. 

After a demanding ascent, you finally reach the wide valley flanking Island Peak, where you'll set up your base camp. Rest in your tent, soak in the surrounding backdrop, and gather your energy for the ascent ahead. 

Overnight stay at Island Peak Base Camp. 

Accommodation
Tent

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Today is dedicated to preparing for the ascent of Island Peak. After breakfast, your guide will provide comprehensive training on climbing techniques specific to Island Peak. 

You'll learn to properly use climbing gear such as ice axes, crampons, jumars, harnesses, and ascenders. During the session, you'll also practice wearing essential climbing equipment like helmets, climbing boots, and crampons. 

Your guide will instruct you on using fixed ropes for ascending and descending and other safety measures crucial for the climb. This training session benefits climbers of all levels, boosting confidence and ensuring everyone is equipped with the necessary skills for a successful Island Peak expedition. 

After the training session, you can hike to the High Camp at approximately 5,600 meters, where you can apply the climbing techniques you have learned earlier. Alternatively, you can rest and recharge for the climb ahead. 

Overnight stay in Island Peak Base Camp. 

Accommodation
Tent

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Today marks the culmination of your journey as you conquer the summit of Island Peak. It's a significant day, so rise early, pack your essentials, and have a light meal before setting out. Remember, it's crucial to climb before 2 AM, reach the summit before noon, and avoid strong winds later in the day. 

The ascent begins in darkness, so ensure your headlamp is on. The trail winds through rocky terrain, so walk slowly and steadily to save energy and combat the cold. 

After a challenging climb, you'll reach the crampon point, where you put on your crampons and harnesses for the snowy and glacial sections ahead. Crossing glaciers and crevasses may pose difficulties, but the rope-fixing team pre-set the route, guiding through these obstacles. 

After past steep sections, you'll reach High Camp at around 5,500 meters. Emerging from the crevasses area, you'll ascend the plateau leading to the summit ridge, greeted by the early morning glow of sunrise illuminating surrounding peaks. 

The final stretch involves climbing a 100-meter wall to reach the summit. Utilizing a jumar for assistance, you'll conquer the wall and behold amusing Himalayan vistas, including Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, and more. 

The narrow ridge to the summit offers an exhilarating experience, culminating in reaching the Island Peak summit. Take a moment to celebrate your achievement and soak in the panoramic vistas of the Everest range against the backdrop of a stunning sunrise.  

After capturing memories and enjoying the vistas, begin the descent back to Island Peak Base Camp, which typically takes two to three hours. Once at camp, rest and replenish your energy with hydration. 

Overnight stay in Island Peak Base Camp. 

Accommodation
Tent

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

This day is kept aside for any unforeseen circumstances that might arise during the summit attempt. Whether inclement weather, health issues, or injuries prevent you from reaching the summit on the scheduled day, this contingency day provides a buffer. 

It's explicitly reserved for attempting the summit of Island Peak if needed. However, if everything proceeds as planned, this day will be omitted from the Island Peak climbing itinerary. 

Accommodation
Tent

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today, you'll rise with a feeling of achievement following yesterday's successful summit of Island Peak. It's time to begin the return journey from Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche village, offering yet another opportunity to revel in the lovely mountain vistas. 

After breakfast, begin your trek back along the same route, tracing the broad valley of the Imja Khola. As you traverse this picturesque terrain, you'll pass through charming Sherpa villages such as Chukhung, Dingboche, and Somare, reconnecting with the familiar path of the Everest Base Camp trail. 

Pangboche awaits, nestled amidst splendid scenery, with Mt. Everest towering to the north and majestic peaks of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kongde Peak embracing the village. Explore the ancient Pangboche Monastery, a testament to the region's rich cultural heritage, built 350 years back by Lama Sangwa Dorjee. 

Overnight stay in Pangboche. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Today, you'll return to the vibrant Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar, greeted by its bustling energy and scenic beauty. You have two route options from Pangboche to Namche: the familiar path through Tengboche or the more challenging yet picturesque route via Phortse. 

Despite the descent, your trek begins with a couple of ascents. First, you'll ascend from Deboche to Tengboche, gaining about 160 meters in elevation. Then, another ascent awaits from Phunke Tenga to Kyangjunma, with an elevation gain of approximately 300 meters. 

As you traverse through dense forests of blooming rhododendrons and cross several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, be prepared for a feast of natural beauty. As you pass through the charming Sansa village, you might spot Himalayan wildlife like mountain goats, Thars, and various bird species. 

Upon reaching Namche Bazaar, you'll be welcomed back to civilization with amenities like hot showers, device charging facilities, and Wi-Fi. Explore the restaurants, cafes, and bars lining the streets, and find a cozy spot to relax and reflect on the memories made during your Island Peak climbing via the Everest Base Camp trek. 

Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Today is the last day on the EBC trail, predominately downhill, yet still worth relishing. Take in the scenery and seize every moment. 

The trail from Namche to Ghat initially descends with occasional short climbs, offering a relatively easy start. Enjoy the gradual descent, soaking in the magnificent landscapes. 

Upon reaching Ghat, the trail ascends again, leading you through Chheplung towards Lukla. Embrace this final climb as you reminisce about your journey. 

Once you reach Lukla, freshen up and stroll around the village. Explore the local markets, interact with locals, and immerse yourself in the Himalayan ambiance. 

Overnight stay in Lukla. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

The last day of the Island Peak climb with the EBC trek itinerary includes no walking except a couple hundred meters to the airport. You'll take an early morning flight from Lukla because it usually gets windy, and many times later, flights get canceled. 

The return flight to Kathmandu is also equally stunning, with grand vistas of the Himalayas, valleys, green hills, rivers, etc. 

Once you land in Kathmandu, the remainder of the day is yours to enjoy. You can explore the vibrant city or indulge in relaxation activities like spa treatments or massages, rejuvenating your body and mind after the challenging trek and peak climb. 

Join your fellow trekkers and the Nepal Ascent Treks team for a memorable farewell dinner in the evening. Celebrate your achievements and forge lasting bonds with your companions and guides. With this being your final day in Nepal, make the most by creating cherished memories and unforgettable moments. 

Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Accommodation
3 star

Meal
Breakfast | Dinner

Transportation
Flight

A representative from Nepal Ascent Treks will ensure you are transported to the airport in time for your flight. Saying goodbye, you make your way to board your flight home. 

However, if you are not quite ready to leave, you can extend your stay and explore more of Nepal's treasures. Nepal Ascent Treks also provides tour packages to neighbouring countries like Tibet and Bhutan, offering further opportunities for adventure and exploration. 

Meal
Breakfast

Transportation
Private car

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What's Included

Meal

  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).

Accomodation

  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Stay in the city at finest hotel (3 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu).

Staffs & Crew

  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Professional Sherpa climbing guide
  • A porter and his entire expenses.

Transportation

  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets

Permits & Paperworks

  • Trekking permits/TIMS.
  • Climbing permit

Activities

  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.

Other

  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • 5 Hot showers (Attached bathroom) on a trek
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • First aid medical kit
  • Nepal Ascent Treks duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.

Complimentary Extras

  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
  • 1 hour trekkers massage / Yoga after the trip completion.

What's Not Included

  • Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Extra porter charge.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal expenses.

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Essential Info

Physical Fitness

Many people have questions as to what level of physical fitness is required for visiting Nepal, and that is extremely reliant on what activity the visitor is engaging in. With that said, for a standard trek of moderate grading (Everest Base Camp Trek is an example of moderate) the daily activity will be 7-8 hours, and elevation will generally not exceed 5,500 meters. The day’s trekking is sustained and will involve both long steep climbs, and descents with a variety of terrain underfoot from well-trodden paths, to rocks covered with ice or snow. A typical day would include a number of climbs or descents of 500 meters or more, starting after breakfast, resting at lunch, then continuous trekking until arriving at the teahouse.

In preparation for the trekking and climbing, it is important to begin a training requirement at least 4 months before departing for Nepal. Three to four hours of aerobic exercise like running, walking, swimming, cycling & some gym work per week is the minimum and most will find it beneficial to add some basic strength training to their physical fitness routine. One of the best ways to prepare is to take practice hikes with a daypack roughly the same weight as what you will be taking on the trek. Do this only after a baseline of fitness has been reached. Moving fast is not the end goal, rather endurance is the focus, and will provide a more enjoyable and safe adventure.

Trekking and climbing Seasons in Nepal

There are two main seasons in which Nepal sees the most amount of visitors. Fall (September through November) being the most popular, and spring (March to May) coming in close behind. The summer months of June, July and August are the monsoon season and as such the trails are mostly washed out, and roads can sometimes be impassible due to landslide activates. Not to mention the view is non-existent. Still, there are a few places that lie in rain shadow areas and see significantly less rain if any at all, and summer can be a good time to visit these places. 

Winter in Nepal is dry, with very cold nights where temperatures can drop to -20°C at the highest altitudes, but the days are pleasant and sunny. Additionally, the trails are much less crowded during this time of year. In Kathmandu, maximum daytime temperatures reach around 20°C.

Fall is the most popular because it’s after the monsoons, and the air is dry, the days are sunny, and everything is green in the lower valleys from the excessive rains. Spring is a popular choice because some rain returns, but the weather is generally warm and dry, and flowers are in bloom in the lower elevations.

Trekking Day

A typical trekking day begins with a cup of tea at around 6 in the morning. It is advised to pack your trekking gears in a duffle bag and essential supplies in your day pack in these early hours. After having breakfast, we begin the trek and head along the trail at around 8 am. The morning walk is designed to be longer as we begin with refreshed bodies and enthusiasm. Following a good morning’s walk, we make stop for lunch at around 11.30 am. The lunch involves group meals enjoying the vicinity around the stop. You can explore the surrounding or use the time according to your own consent. After resting for about an hour or two, we resume our trek to reach teahouse or camp by 3-4 pm. The afternoon walk is relatively shorter and can involve games and side trips as organized by the trekking guides. You also can enjoy breaks during the trek to relax, read or stroll around the area. You can converse with the local people and observe their lifestyle. Dinner is served around 7 in the evening to round off the day.

Meals and Accommodations

During the length of the trek, the accommodation style is commonly referred to as teahouse. These are family-run basic lodges that fill the role of the restaurant, meeting place, and boarding house for tourists. Electricity can be found in the rooms, which means one light bulb, and one or two outlets for charging electronics. The common areas are also lit by electricity. Teahouses may use solar, hydroelectric, or have electrical lines running into the village, so the commonality and availability of electricity may vary.

Most teahouses have private rooms, though if the trek is in a more remote or high altitude place dormitories are the norm. Each room has 1 or 2 single beds with basic bedding, and the bathroom is shared. Expect a mix of western and squat style toilets in the bathrooms.

Breakfast and dinner are taken at the teahouse and these lodges have large family style dining rooms centered on a stove to provide heat. The menu will have Nepali style western foods such as pasta, pizza, pancakes, burgers, and fries. Also on the menu is the traditional Dal Bhat meal. This is a lentil soup with rice and vegetable or meat curry. Most menus will also offer a smattering of local cuisine.

Internal Flight Delays

Nepal is an incredible country of mountains and valleys, rivers and green rolling hills. With this incredible diversity of landscapes, road travel can be extremely time consuming and flights within Nepal to reach popular trekking destinations is a must. Along with this mountainous terrain also comes the possibility of in climate weather. Not to mention the incredibly high number of visitors during peak seasons makes internal flight delays a very real possibility. To manage this possibility, it may be helpful to have a few extras days on either end of your tour. If any cancellations or flight delays do occur (high chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla, Everest region), we also provide services to arrange helicopter to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of Civil Aviation Rules in Nepal which state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. The cost ranges from USD350 to USD650 according to the number of passengers. The payment can be made either to the helicopter company or to us directly and can be made either by cash or using a credit card. It will also be helpful to purchase and review your insurance as some of the alternative measures for travel may be covered. Flight insurance too may cover changing your international flight if necessary.

Travel Insurance

Many expeditions and tours require that travel insurance is purchased prior to arriving in Nepal, but other treks and tours may not. However, travel insurance is definitely an important consideration. There are a number of reasons to consider insurance. Firstly, it may be required, so check to see what is being asked for by the company. Second, Nepal is a landlocked country, and there are few direct flights. Travel in and out can encounter some disruptions and if purchasing insurance, make sure flight delays and cancellations are included. The next reason to choose insurance is that, though every safeguard is in place during your tour, there are always extenuating circumstances that may result in an accident. Read the fine print of insurance policies to ensure trekking or any other activity you are engaging in is covered, as some policies have stopped covering trekking in certain places. It is impossible to have a relaxing trip without the comfort of good insurance, so do the research and choose carefully.

Nepal Visa Entry Procedure

For entry into Nepal, there are visa requirements everyone (except Indian nationals) must complete before being allowed to pass through immigration. This is for air travel as well as overland transportation. Most visitors may obtain a visa to enter Nepal, however, there are exceptions. There are a number of entry points where you can obtain the visa upon arriving by land, but Tribhuvan International Airport is the only one for air transport.

Visa on Arrival Tourist Visa

Three options are available for entry

15-day single entry: US $30

30-day single entry: US $50

90-day multiple entries: US $125

Please have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the time of entry, and have cash ready, preferably in US dollars, though there are other currencies Nepal Immigration accepts. If you are entering via overland, you must have US cash and 3 passport photos. For arrival by air, the kiosks at the airport take your picture for you.

For the most up to date list of exceptions for visa on arrival or to obtain the most current visa information, visit the Nepal Department of Immigration website.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

Acute Mountain Sickness is usually seen in un-acclimatized people shortly after ascent to high altitudes. The condition occurs due to the thinning of air as the altitude increases. The condition, if not taken seriously and treated immediately, can be life-threatening and its symptoms can be seen generally above 3000 meters. Some of the symptoms of AMS are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath and cerebral pain. The treks are designed to properly acclimatize you to the change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take utmost caution. We also equip our staffs with cell phones and satellite phones in occurrence of any emergency cases. We are greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.

Drinking Water

Water is essential for life, and clean water is imperative while on holiday. When choosing to visit less developed countries it is a concern that all travelers should consider. A few options are available when trekking or traveling in Nepal that will mitigate any chances of drinking contaminated water which could cause disruption of an otherwise fun adventure. The first consideration to take into account is that tap water should not be ingested. That even means when brushing your teeth. Most will choose to buy bottled water and if doing so make sure the cap has not been opened previously. Plastic bottle refuse is a problem, and with that being said there are other options on the market to assist in making water drinkable. Your local outdoor store can help with choosing what option might be best to use in conjunction with a reusable bottle. Your guide can also steer you to water that has been filtered and purified so ask him or her what is available.

Arrival Instruction

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our company representatives are stationed to welcome you to the country. We request you to carefully look for your name being held by our representatives following the events upon landing. The representatives are responsible to escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You will see men offering you to carry luggage and take you to your destination as you exit the airport. We request you to pay no attention to these people and follow the designated representatives and follow their instructions. You will also need to keep an eye on your luggage and belongings to avoid any complications.

 

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