- duration 17 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 5+ years old
- max group size 15
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Great panorama view from the Top of the island peak.
- Spending the night at tent camp at Base camp.
- Kathamndu city tour.
- Flight to Lukla
Travelling in Khumbu Region as it lies on the lap of Mt. Everest is in itself legendary. Following the historical footpath of Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norge Sherpa; their blessing towards all the travelers and locals can be seen as development of eco-friendly tourism, well-maintain paths and well appreciated hospitality for tourists at such remote corner of the globe. Local ethnic group, well-known for climbing peaks and high altitude adventures; Sherpa peoples’ livelihood, culture, custom, language and their interaction with the modern world can be admired closely.
Our trip starts in Kathmandu the capital of Nepal and a sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu that will introduce you to Nepal and its diverse cultures and harmonious country. Nepal eco adventure’s Everest base camp trek with Island Peak climbing adventure starts upon arrival at Lukla airport after adventurous domestic flight; it’s totally different world without traffic, cars and stressful life-style. As you follow the beautiful valleys, terraces, villages, rivers and waterfalls; it really gives you pleasure meanwhile hiking uphill and downhill at high altitude makes things different than exercising back home.
The spectacular views of 360• snowcap majestic Himalayas including all the major highest mountains in Everest region lead by Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho oyu, Nuptse, Pumori, AmaDablam are vibrant. As well-built guest houses/tea houses are found on the way you will be spending the nights in them. During the peak climbing, you will spend a few nights in tented camp at Island peak base camp. Well trained, Nepal government licensed guides from Nepal Eco adventure will be accompanying you to accomplish your desired destiny as long as your health allows it.
After the EBC trek I was supposed to continue on to Island peak, but heeding Dawa's advice on the foul weather I decided against it. Chhatra was kind enough to reimburse me for that part of the trip; I believe few agencies would be as transparent and generous as he. Safe to say, I had the time of my life nonetheless, and it's all thanks to these guys.”
I went with my dad and when we landed in Kathmandu we had city guide, Raju waiting for us. Raju and driver took us to hotel and we spent one day just relaxing. They picked us up the next day and we spend the whole day touring Kathmandu. Raju was awesome city tour guide. Being with him was very educational. He spoke in details about the city, history etc.. and he was very pleasant, always happy with smile on his face. Thank you Raju.
Later that day we met our Everest Base Camp guide Keshav. As soon as we met him, he was very accommodating. We asked him if he can come with us to our hotel room to check clothes we brought to make sure we were good. He was happy to do it. The next day we started actual trip by landing in Lukla, TenzingHillary Airport, which was named by Discovery channel as the most dangerous airport in the world. Keshav was our main guide. We had two other people that carried our bags, Bisnu and Sataya. Im not going to lie, trip was difficult but it was soooooooooo worth it and it was that much awesome because we had Keshav, Bisnu, and Sataya. There were 4 of us in a group, dad and I, and a couple. I was the slowest in the group lol. Even though sometimes group was hours ahead of me, at any point of our trip no one was left alone. I spent most time with Keshav since I was slowest one so he felt I needed the most attention lol. At some point I couldnt even carry my bag (5 pound bag lol). I didnt say anything to Keshav but he offered to help. He would even carry water for me. Sometimes I would rest every 10 minutes and he was so patient, never complaint. He always asked if Im ok if I need anything. I even gave him my phone with all passwords to take pictures. I sometimes forgot that I even had a phone until he gives me back and then I look at the pictures. He captured some amazing moment without me noticing and those are usually the best
On our way to Every Base Camp I got sick. It was just flu. He could easily told me that it is not his fault that Im sick. He couldve said to me that to stay at the lodge and wait for others. Actually he encouraged me to rest as long as I want to and he said that he would go with me to Everest Base Camp no matter how slow Im. Sickness slowed me down a lot, but Keshav stuck with me and we made to the Base Camp and Im so glad I did. Never did he complain or say something to discourage me. He understood that people come from far away it is everyones dream to make it to the Base Camp. The only thing he made me promise is that I tell him if I get dizzy. There were many times I didnt leave my room because I wanted to rest and I even try to skip dinner and he sometimes gave me hard time for skipping dinner LoL. Love you Keshav.
At some point we went through heavy fog and it was wet. I had my raincoat but my dad didnt. Keshav gave his to my dad so he doesnt get wet. It is easy to have 5 star service at some luxury place or hotel but to offer 5 star service in the middle of nowhere that just doesnt exist. Sometimes when my group reached destination, Bisnu would come back to join me and Keshav. Remember this is steep uphill trekking and for him to come back to join Keshav and encourage me not to give up and go uphill again it is just amazing. Not only that, but when I went to Island Peak with my climbing guide (guide that summon Everest 7 times), Bisnu noticed that my dad was worried about me, so he went looking for me. This was not his responsibility. I guess you worry when you have kids.
I was never received service like this in my life and I travel a lot. These people are so honest, so nice. I never felt so comfortable being with strangers and in the middle of nowhere. You develop intimate friendships. They tell you their stories, they listen yours. Also couple that was with us were cool. We all got along so well. We were all like family. I would not change anything about this trip.
My fellow travelers, please do not be skimpy about tipping. Tip well because these people really deserve it”
Day 1: Fly to Lukla (2,804m) then Trek to Phakding (2,610m)
Day 2: Trek from Phakding (2,610m) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 3: Visit villages Khunde, Khumjung and back to Namche
Day 4: Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m) to Tengboche (3,790m)
Day 5: Trek from Tengbochde (3,790m) to Pheriche (4,280m)
Day 6: Day trip to Dingboche peak and Back to Pheriche
Day 7: Trek from Pheriche (4,280m) to Lobuche (4,950m).
Day 8: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m) and Hike to EBC (5,545m)
Day 9: Climb up Kalapathar (5,400m) and Trek down to Dingboche
Day 10: Trek from Dingboche (4,350m) to Chhukung (4,760m)
Day 11: Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5,100m)
Day 12: Climb to Island Peak and Back to Chhukung.
Day 13: Buffer day.
Day 14: Trek from Chhukung and Back to Tengboche.
Day 15: Trek from Tengboche and Back to Namche bazar.
Day 16: Trek from Namche Bazar to Lukla.
Day 17: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, and transfer to hotel.
- Experience trekking and climbing guide.
- Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
- Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodation during the trek.
- Sagarmatha national park permits and TIMS permit.
- Peak climbing permit.
- Two nights twin sharing tent accommodation after Chhukung.
- Camping tent and climbing rope.
- Hygienic meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with tea and coffee, seasonal fruit or cane fruits.
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu ticket flight with airport transfer.
- Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket, walking poles and duffel bag(If you don't have your own, to be return after the trip complete))
- Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt and branded cap.
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel insurance company).
- Government taxes and official expenses.
- Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible
- Assistant guide group size above 4+ person.
- Kathmandu hotel
- Airport pick and drop
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- kathamndu hotel and meals.
- Your Travel and medical insurance.
- International airfare.
- Your personal expenses.
- Drinks and Beverages
- All desserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
- Hot shower and battery chanrging during the trek.
- Personal climbing equipment can be hired $150 USD per person.
- Excess baggage for Kathmandu-Lukla -Kathmandu flight more then 15kg.
- Tips for Trekking staff (Tipping is expected).
- Earn US$ 71+ in travel credits.
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Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?
In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.
Is a visa on arrival available?
Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.
When is the best time to summit Island Peak?
The ideal time for climbing Island Peak is around April to May and October through November. The winter and the monsoon months will likely have fewer crowds but wet weather and snow and cold may make the climb more challenging. Some tours do not ever offer climbing in these months. Your guide will have enough knowledge about the weather and geography to advise the exact right time while you are on tour as well.