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Everest Base Camp with Island Peak

Everest Base Camp with Island Peak: This professionally designed climbing itinerary takes you to the acclimatization hike to the most popular trekking destination of Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar first for the close-up views of Mt. Everest before scaling the Island Peak. It was the name given to the mountain in 1952 by Eric Shipton who thought it to be reminiscent of an island in a sea of ice. It is also known as “Imja Tse” in the local Sherpa language.

Before the trek, we explore the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu with an authorized city guide. The cultural sightseeing will be an amazing experience. On the next day, we take an exciting mountain flight to Lukla and trek up the Dudh Kosi Valley, surrounded by the soaring peaks of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. It’s a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar, capital of the Khumbu Sherpas, where we are again greeted by spectacular mountain vistas. A rest day here aids acclimatization and there are great optional walks to enjoy the area.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)

Day 02: Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) – 3 hours

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) – 5.5 hours

Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 5 hours

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m) – 5 hours

Day 08: Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m) – 4 hours

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m) – 5 hours

Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) and then Back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m) – 8 hours

Day 11: Hike Up to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) Early in the Morning and Trek Down to Pheriche (4,200 m) – 7 hours

Day 12: Trek to Chukhung (4,710 m) – 3 hours

Day 14 & 15: Climb Island Peak (6,187 m) and Return to Chukhung (4,710 m)

Day 16: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 6 hours

Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) via Khumjung (2,780 m) – 5 hours

Day 18: Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) – 6 hours

Day 19: Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 20: Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

Day 21: Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Flight Departure

Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)

Our representative will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer you to a hotel.

pre-trip meeting would be on that very day at our office. During the meeting, we will introduce your trek leader/guide. For the meeting, please make sure you bring the passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

Day 02 – Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

After a hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at around 8:30 am. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal.

We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks praying in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhanath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath Temple, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We will also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara–style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the Lion gate, the Golden gate, the Palace of Fifty-Five Windows, art galleries, the Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.

The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near your hotel.

Day 03 – Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) – 3 hours

An early morning start takes us to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m). On arrival at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610 m).

After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The walking is easy. After passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a short walk to Phakding.

Day 04 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) – 5.5 hours

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar (considered the Gateway to Everest) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is the biggest town along the Everest trail.

Day 05 – Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up the Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest.

Day 06 – Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 5 hours

The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We’ll have trekked to an altitude of 3,860 m upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning depending on how the trekking goes this day.

Day 07 – Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m) – 5 hours

From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude.

Day 08 – Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m) – 4 hours

This day is planned as acclimatization day. We don’t make progress towards Everest Base Camp. Instead we will take a hike to Nangkartshang peak just above Dingboche. The peak is an excellent view point. Especially of the gorgeous Ama Dablam. If weather is clear, we will get to see Ama Dablam from its summit to its feet. You can spend the afternoon strolling around the village or resting.

Day 09 – Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m) – 5 hours

Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb as we are heading to the village of Lobuche which is located at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude.

Day 10 – Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) and then Back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m) – 8 hours

This is a big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5,365 m, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. During spring, there will likely be expedition teams about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 11 – Hike Up to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) Early in the Morning and Trek Down to Pheriche (4,200 m) – 7 hours

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of the morning is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patthar, a small peak at 5,555 m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 m, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the giants such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep and have hot breakfast, and then trek down to Pheriche.

Day 12 – Trek to Chukhung (4,710 m) – 3 hours

From Pheriche, we take a route to Dingboche, and then we ascend to the Chukhung valley.

Day 13 – Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,240 m) – 4 hours

From Chukhung we make a leisurely start following the Imja Valley with great views of Ama Dablam dominating the skyline and follow the moraines that flow from Lhotse (8,501 m) towards the sand flats at Pareshaya Gyab. It is only a short distance from here to the Base Camp, which we will reach in the mid-afternoon. Accommodation will be in a tented camp and you will be having camp food cooked by our professional camping team.

Day 14 & 15 – Climb Island Peak (6,187 m) and Return to Chukhung (4,710 m)

We have allowed two days to climb the Island Peak, although we will probably not require more than one if weather conditions are fine. The strategy for the climb will be decided by our climbing Sherpa leader at the time, taking into account the group’s acclimatization, weather, snow conditions and other factors. He will provide you ice climbing training to make you skillful on using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons etc. The site of the camp is just below the permanent snowline. In the morning we leave very early for the final climb to the summit. This may take between four to six hours, depending on snow and weather conditions. We will fix a rope on the summit headwall for safety on both ascent and descent. Although it is not a technically difficult climb, the snow slopes are crevassed, the headwall is reasonably steep and a head for heights is useful. To reach the summit, willpower and stamina are required, but the incredible feeling of achievement atop this 6,187 m giant will remain a lifetime memory. The view from the summit is utterly fantastic! Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu and Baruntse are the dominant giants rising above a sea of smaller peaks. Given good conditions, we should be able to descend back to Chukhung from our summit attempt.

Overnight at a tented camp or a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 16 – Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 6 hours

Leaving the mountains behind us, our descent takes us through various towns of Dingboche, Orsho, Shomare and Lower Pangboche to reach the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola River to ascend gradually through Debuche and then to Tengboche.

Day 17 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) via Khumjung (2,780 m) – 5 hours

From Tengboche, we descend steeply through beautiful forests of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunki Tenga. After a welcome break and a cup of tea, we cross the Dudh Kosi River and climb to Trashinga. From here the trail contours high above the valley through to Shanasa, where we have the option of visiting Kunde and Khumjung villages before returning to Namche Bazaar – our stop for the night.

Day 18 – Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) – 6 hours

This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trekmates.

Day 19 – Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35 minutes scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel.

If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.

Day 20 – Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

After exhausting climbing and trekking, this is a rest day for you. Get your body massaged, leisurely stroll around Thamel and buy souvenirs, visit Garden of Dreams for some relaxing time. This is also a spare day to use for flight back to Kathmandu in case there wasn’t a flight the day before due to bad weather.

And, in the evening we will host farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.

Day 21 – Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Flight Departure

The trip concludes – our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

  • Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle
  • Accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu valley by a private tourist vehicle
  • Basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Tented camp accommodation and all meals during the 1/2-nights stay at the Island Peak Base Camp
  • Local licensed English-speaking trekking guide
  • Climbing Sherpa guide to guide you in summiting the Island Peak
  • Group climbing equipment (Climbing rope, ice screw, snow bar and ice hammer)
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking
  • All permits and documents necessary for climbing the Island Peak
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges
  • Emergency Rescue Help (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the Cost Included section

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Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)

Day 02: Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) – 3 hours

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) – 5.5 hours

Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 5 hours

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m) – 5 hours

Day 08: Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m) – 4 hours

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m) – 5 hours

Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) and then Back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m) – 8 hours

Day 11: Hike Up to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) Early in the Morning and Trek Down to Pheriche (4,200 m) – 7 hours

Day 12: Trek to Chukhung (4,710 m) – 3 hours

Day 14 & 15: Climb Island Peak (6,187 m) and Return to Chukhung (4,710 m)

Day 16: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 6 hours

Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) via Khumjung (2,780 m) – 5 hours

Day 18: Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) – 6 hours

Day 19: Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 20: Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

Day 21: Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Flight Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)

Our representative will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer you to a hotel.

pre-trip meeting would be on that very day at our office. During the meeting, we will introduce your trek leader/guide. For the meeting, please make sure you bring the passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

Day 02 – Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

After a hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at around 8:30 am. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal.

We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks praying in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhanath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath Temple, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We will also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara–style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the Lion gate, the Golden gate, the Palace of Fifty-Five Windows, art galleries, the Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.

The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near your hotel.

Day 03 – Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) – 3 hours

An early morning start takes us to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m). On arrival at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610 m).

After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The walking is easy. After passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a short walk to Phakding.

Day 04 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) – 5.5 hours

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar (considered the Gateway to Everest) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is the biggest town along the Everest trail.

Day 05 – Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up the Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest.

Day 06 – Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 5 hours

The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We’ll have trekked to an altitude of 3,860 m upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning depending on how the trekking goes this day.

Day 07 – Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m) – 5 hours

From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude.

Day 08 – Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m) – 4 hours

This day is planned as acclimatization day. We don’t make progress towards Everest Base Camp. Instead we will take a hike to Nangkartshang peak just above Dingboche. The peak is an excellent view point. Especially of the gorgeous Ama Dablam. If weather is clear, we will get to see Ama Dablam from its summit to its feet. You can spend the afternoon strolling around the village or resting.

Day 09 – Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m) – 5 hours

Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb as we are heading to the village of Lobuche which is located at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude.

Day 10 – Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) and then Back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m) – 8 hours

This is a big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5,365 m, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. During spring, there will likely be expedition teams about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 11 – Hike Up to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) Early in the Morning and Trek Down to Pheriche (4,200 m) – 7 hours

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of the morning is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patthar, a small peak at 5,555 m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 m, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the giants such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep and have hot breakfast, and then trek down to Pheriche.

Day 12 – Trek to Chukhung (4,710 m) – 3 hours

From Pheriche, we take a route to Dingboche, and then we ascend to the Chukhung valley.

Day 13 – Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,240 m) – 4 hours

From Chukhung we make a leisurely start following the Imja Valley with great views of Ama Dablam dominating the skyline and follow the moraines that flow from Lhotse (8,501 m) towards the sand flats at Pareshaya Gyab. It is only a short distance from here to the Base Camp, which we will reach in the mid-afternoon. Accommodation will be in a tented camp and you will be having camp food cooked by our professional camping team.

Day 14 & 15 – Climb Island Peak (6,187 m) and Return to Chukhung (4,710 m)

We have allowed two days to climb the Island Peak, although we will probably not require more than one if weather conditions are fine. The strategy for the climb will be decided by our climbing Sherpa leader at the time, taking into account the group’s acclimatization, weather, snow conditions and other factors. He will provide you ice climbing training to make you skillful on using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons etc. The site of the camp is just below the permanent snowline. In the morning we leave very early for the final climb to the summit. This may take between four to six hours, depending on snow and weather conditions. We will fix a rope on the summit headwall for safety on both ascent and descent. Although it is not a technically difficult climb, the snow slopes are crevassed, the headwall is reasonably steep and a head for heights is useful. To reach the summit, willpower and stamina are required, but the incredible feeling of achievement atop this 6,187 m giant will remain a lifetime memory. The view from the summit is utterly fantastic! Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu and Baruntse are the dominant giants rising above a sea of smaller peaks. Given good conditions, we should be able to descend back to Chukhung from our summit attempt.

Overnight at a tented camp or a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 16 – Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 6 hours

Leaving the mountains behind us, our descent takes us through various towns of Dingboche, Orsho, Shomare and Lower Pangboche to reach the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola River to ascend gradually through Debuche and then to Tengboche.

Day 17 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) via Khumjung (2,780 m) – 5 hours

From Tengboche, we descend steeply through beautiful forests of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunki Tenga. After a welcome break and a cup of tea, we cross the Dudh Kosi River and climb to Trashinga. From here the trail contours high above the valley through to Shanasa, where we have the option of visiting Kunde and Khumjung villages before returning to Namche Bazaar – our stop for the night.

Day 18 – Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) – 6 hours

This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trekmates.

Day 19 – Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35 minutes scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel.

If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.

Day 20 – Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

After exhausting climbing and trekking, this is a rest day for you. Get your body massaged, leisurely stroll around Thamel and buy souvenirs, visit Garden of Dreams for some relaxing time. This is also a spare day to use for flight back to Kathmandu in case there wasn’t a flight the day before due to bad weather.

And, in the evening we will host farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.

Day 21 – Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Flight Departure

The trip concludes – our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

Cost Included

  • Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle
  • Accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu valley by a private tourist vehicle
  • Basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Tented camp accommodation and all meals during the 1/2-nights stay at the Island Peak Base Camp
  • Local licensed English-speaking trekking guide
  • Climbing Sherpa guide to guide you in summiting the Island Peak
  • Group climbing equipment (Climbing rope, ice screw, snow bar and ice hammer)
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking
  • All permits and documents necessary for climbing the Island Peak
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges
  • Emergency Rescue Help (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances

Cost Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the Cost Included section

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