Everest Base Camp region is a fabulous trekking destination full of exciting thrills and adventure. Trekkers from around the globe come to Nepal to trek in the foothills of the Himalayas. While there are numerous trekking journeys, the Everest region treks are widely considered to be the best. A Best Option to explore Mt. Everest and experience the best Adventure is Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing.
The classic Everest Base Camp trek is the most popular and widely known trekking journey. This incredible adventure in the foothills of Mt Everest (8848.86m) will provide you with the best experience of your lifetime. You will pass through some of the most loved trekking paths in this trek.
About Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing
Our Everest Base Camp with Island Peak climbing also adds to the exciting adventure of peak climbing. Ascending the beautiful Island Peak (6160m) adds to the appeal of this trek. The mountain has some technical sections, but anyone with proper preparation and training can reach the summit.
The trail passes through incredible remote courses and scenic landscapes of the Everest region. Hence, you need the best physique and mental capability to complete this incredible trekking journey. You will need to train ahead and have some hiking experience as well.
Moreover, the majestic Himalayas look incredibly beautiful from various viewpoints along the trail. You will pass through forested areas, waterfalls, suspension bridges, rivers, glaciers, and others. There are various rare and endangered wildlife species, including Himalayan Tahrs, Danfe, snow leopards, etc.
Furthermore, there are many Sherpa settlements and cultural landmarks along the routes. You will get to explore the cultural aspects inspired by Tibetan Buddhism. The professional guide will provide you with cultural insights from a first-hand perspective. You can explore the monasteries, gompas, chortens, and other heritage sites of the region.
The summit of Island peak is the major adventure of this journey. Also known as “Imja Tse, which looks like an island from Dingboche,” ‘It is a good training ground for 8000m expeditions, including Mt. Everest. A basic level of fitness is essential for the trek and the peak climbing adventure.
Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak climbing is an outstanding trekking journey. We offer this spectacular journey at a reasonable price. This article provides you with all the details about this trek. Read further for more information and book your trip now. Happy adventure!
Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing Trip Highlights
- Incredible aerial tour to Tenzing Hillary airport in Lukla.
- Exploring the diverse terrains of the region, waterfalls, mountains, glaciers, and others.
- Exploring the diverse natural terrains of the Sagarmatha National park.
- Climbing the stunning Island Peak (6160m)
- Stunning vista of 360-degree snow-clad mountains from Island Peak summit
- Passing through the glaciers, streams, hills, rivers, waterfalls, etc.
- The Himalayan sunrise vista from the Kalapathar.
- Exploring the cultural heritages and landmarks of the region, including Buddhist monasteries, gompas, chortens, etc.
- Incredible Hospitality of the local people
- Friendly and accessible team members conducting the trek
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Rest and Arrangement Day.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860 m; 45 mins flight) - Phakding (2,610 m; 3/4 hrs trek)
Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (Elevation: 3446m; 4/5 hrs trek)
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Namche Bazaar - Tengboche (3867m; 5 hrs trek)
Day 07: Tengboche - Pheriche (4252m; 5 hrs trek)
Day 08: Pheriche - Lobuche (4930m; 7/8 hrs trek)
Day 09: Lobuche- Gorak Shep (5184m) and Trek to Everest Base camp (5364m; 6 hrs trek)
Day 10: Trek to kalapattahar (5555m) and Trek to Dingboche (4350m; 7/8 hrs)
Day 11: Dingboche - Island peak base camp (5150m; 5/6 hrs)
Day 12: Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Day 13: Ascent of Island peak (6189m) and back to Base camp (3/4 hrs trek)
Day 14: Island peak base camp- Pangboche (3950m; 3/4 hrs trek)
Day 15: Pangboche- Namche (3450m; 5/6 hrs trek)
Day 16: Namche -Lukla (2800m; 3/4 hrs trek)
Day 17: Lukla - Kathmandu(1400m; 45 mins flight)
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, Transfer to the hotel
Our staff and representative will pick you up from the airport after you land. You will continue your trip from the airport to the hotel. In the hotel, you will get briefed about the tour by the staff members. There you can relax and rest after a long tour. You will stroll around the city in the evening before returning to the hotel to rest.
Day 02: Rest and Arrangement day.
On this day of the trek, you will rest and make arrangements for the Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak Climbing. The beautiful trails of the trek will take you through numerous challenging terrains. Hence, you must get prepared in advance with everything required for the trek.
On this day, you will pack all the necessary clothing, food, and gear for the trek. You will also get the necessary permits required for the trek. After completing all the arrangements, you will rest in the hotel.
Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, Trek to Phakding
Phakding Altitude: 2610 meters
Flight Hours: 35-40 minutes
Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
Overnight at Phakding
On this day, you will continue your trekking journey with a scenic flight to the beautiful destination of Lukla. The flight lands at the Tenzing Hillary airport with a short runway considered one of the most dangerous. Lukla has many hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops, and others.
There you will rest for some time after arriving and then continue your trekking journey to Phakding. You will pass through the beautiful trails for around 3-4 hours to arrive at Phakding. There are many suspension bridges that you need to cross over the Dudh Koshi River during this journey. There you stay at the teahouse in the Phakding village settlement.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Namche altitude: 3440 meters
Walking Hours:4 to 5 hours
Overnight at Namche
On this day, you will continue your trekking, passing through the remote terrains of the Everest region. The beautiful trail takes you through five suspension bridges crossing over the Dudh Koshi river. You will descend for some time to finally arrive at the destination of Namche Bazaar.
The beautiful Namche Bazaar is a scenic settlement of the region. There are various incredible terrains to cross before arriving at your destination. The trail will take you through the natural terrains of the Sagarmatha National Park.
There are diverse flora and fauna in the region. The peaceful trails, quaint atmosphere, and warm hospitality of the region will make you feel at home. Namche Bazaar is a beautiful village with many tea houses, houses, lodges, hotels, cafes, and even a bakery. You will rest at the Namche teahouse for the night.
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Namche Altitude:3440 meters
Overnight at Namche
On this day, you will go on a complete acclimatization process exploring the beautiful terrains of the region. It is essential to get familiar with and adapt to the changing altitude. It will help you avoid altitude sickness. The trails will take you through beautiful hiking points, including Khunde and Khumjung.
From there, you can observe the incredible snow-clad mountain vista of the region. You can hike up to the Syangboche airstrip, from where you can observe the scenic Himalayan vista in its glory. Trekkers can also visit Everest View Hotel, where you can oversee Mt Everest from a unique perspective.
You can also visit the Sherpa Museum, where the mountaineering community's heritage and achievements get displayed. We will return back to the village of Namche, where you can further explore the beautiful heritage sites, including cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops, and others.
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
Tengboche altitude: 3867m
Walking hours: 5 hours
Overnight stay at Tengboche
After acclimatizing at the Namche Bazar for a day, you will continue your trek through the terrains of the region. The trails of the trek you will pass through the beautiful terrains of the region. The trails will lead you through the various remote settlements of the region before arriving at the Tengboche monastery.
This 5 hours trek will provide you with a splendid vista of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kwangde, Thamserku, and Nuptse. The trails get steep as you arrive at the village settlement of Sanasa. From there, the trail becomes more comfortable till Phunki Thanka.
You will reach Tengboche within 2 hours. The road you will walk will have beautiful trails of rhododendrons along with pine and fir trees. The Tengboche monastery is the hub of the Khumbu region when it comes to religious landmarks. There you can find the nuns and monks busy in Buddhist prayers, chanting, and praying in the monastery. You will explore the area and even take part in the evening prayers. Finally, you will stay for the night in the teahouse near the monastery.
Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche
Pheriche altitude: 4252 meters
Walking hours: 5 hours
Overnight stay at Tengboche
The trek on this day moves ahead on the trail to arrive at the settlements of Pheriche. You will pass through the scenic trails of the region to arrive at the beautiful village. After observing the beautiful Himalayan sunrise, you will continue your trek in the region.
The trails will then take you through the numerous suspension bridges from where you can cross over the rivers of the region. After ascending for some time, you will arrive at the day's destination, Pheriche.
Day 08: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4930m)
Lobuche Altitude: 4930 meters
Walking hours: 7 to 8 hours
Overnight Stay at Lobuche
The trail of this trek passes through the Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak climbing to arrive at the Lobuche from Pheriche. You will find the trail to be quite unique and diverse as the vegetation and the topography of the place gradually changes as you reach the high-altitude region.
You will find the green vegetation to deplete and the dry arid trails more along the trails. After 7-8 hours of trekking, you will arrive at the destination of Lobuche. There you will spend the night at the teahouse.
Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5184m) and then to Everest Base camp (5364m)
Everest Base Camp Altitude: 5364 meters
Gorak Shep Altitude: 5000 meters
Walking hours: 7 to 8 hours
Overnight Stay at Gorak Shep
The journey on this trek section provides you with the ultimate adventure as you pass through the scenic terrains. The trial will start from the village settlement of Lobuche. The trail will then lead you to the Gorak Shep and then trek to the spectacular destination of Everest Base Camp.
The trail will then lead you to the challenging terrains of the region to arrive at these destinations. You will walk through a comfortable trail for some time before arriving at the rugged terrains with many rocky boulders. After arriving at the settlement of Gorak Shep, you will rest for some time, have your lunch and keep your backpacks at the teahouse.
The trail then continues after lunch to reach the base camp of Mount Everest. You can observe the Khumbu glacier and the other snow-clad mountains of the region. There you can observe the camps and tents of the climbers training and preparing for the climb. You can take incredible pictures and experience the mountain atmosphere for some time.
The beautiful atmosphere of the region is quite exciting to observe. Since it is not ideal to camp at the base camp, you will return back to the settlement of Gorak Shep. At Gorak Shep, you will have dinner and rest at the teahouse of the region.
Day 10: Trek to Kala Patthar (5555m) and Trek to Dingboche (4350m)
Dingboche Altitude: 4400 meters
Walking hours: 7 to 8 hours
Overnight stay at Dingboche
On this day of the Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak trek, you will hike to the stunning hiking point of the Everest region, Kalapathar. The beautiful Kalapathar provides you with the best adventure in the region. Early in the morning, before sunrise in the dark, you will start your trekking journey.
The Himalayan sunrise, from this viewpoint, is quite famous all over the world. You can see the beautiful view of Mt Everest in most of the postcards get taken from this viewpoint. The trail will then lead you to the beautiful trail that will then lead you back to the settlement of Gorakshep.
The trail will then take you downhill, passing through the serene terrains. Kalapathar viewpoints will provide you with the incredible snow-clad mountains of the region, including Mount Everest, Nuptse, Changtse, Lhotse, and others. The spectacular sunrise view is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
The trail then descends, and you will pass through the beautiful settlements of the region, including Gorakshep. You will then trek from Gorak Shep to Dingboche. It will then take you around 3-4 hours to arrive at Dingboche, where you will spend the night.
Day 11: Trek from Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp (5150m)
Island Peak Base Camp Altitude: 5100 meters
Walking hours: 5 to 6 hours
Overnight stay at Tent (Island Peak Base Camp)
The trail will then take you to the ultimate destination of the Island Peak Base Camp on this day of the trek. You will pass through the Himalayan terrains to arrive at the Chukkung, which takes around 2-3 hours.
Along the trail, you will observe the snow-clad mountains of the region, including Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Island peak. The Chukhung valley provides you with the spectacular snow-clad mountains of the region along with the Imja Khola. You can also explore the Imja and Lhotse Shar glaciers.
After resting for some time in Chukung, you will continue your journey to the ultimate destination of Island Peak Base Camp. The beautiful hike will take you uphill to the south and to the main valley of the region. You will pass through the spectacular waterfalls and glacial paths along the trail.
You will finally arrive at the Island peak base camp of the region, from where you can get spectacular views of the southwestern view of Island Peak. Our Sherpa guides will help you with setting up the tents in the base camp and then prepare for the trek. You will rest for the night in the tent at the base camp.
Day 12: Reserve Day for Bad Weather.
This is a contingency day for the Everest Base Camp with Island Peak climbing. This day is ideal in case of bad weather conditions that don’t allow you to ascend the Island peak. You can use this reserve or free day to complete the successful ascent of the Imja Tse on this day. You can also proceed to the next day or rest in case you do not need the reserve day.
Day 13: Ascent of island peak (6189m) and back to Base camp
Island Peak Altitude: 6189 meters
Walking hours: 3 to 4 hours
Overnight stay at Chukkung
The trekkers will need to wake up at around 2 am to start the expedition to Imja Tse or Island Peak. This is necessary to climb early as the weather remains clear in the morning. Besides that, you will also arrive at the top of the mountain and will not have to tackle harsh winds in the afternoon. The weather is also clear, with no overcast clouds and clear views of the snow-clad mountains.
Our Sherpa guide will help you with climbing the mountain. You will get assistance in all regards, like the routes and use of the gear and equipment. You will pass through the steep, slippery slopes for 2 to 3 hours to arrive at the summit of Island Peak. The summit's top provides spectacular views of the snow-clad mountains, including Ama Dablam, Baruntse, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, and others.
The incredible adrenaline-pumping adventure of peak climbing the Island Peak will charge you to the core. This once in a lifetime opportunity will take you through the best adventures of the region. After this incredible adventure, you will then descend to the Island Peak Base Camp. After this stunning achievement, you will stay for one more night at the base camp.
Day 14: Trek back from Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3950m)
Tengboche Altitude: 3860 meters
Walking hours: 3 to 4 hours
Overnight stay at Pangboche
After the successful expedition of the beautiful Island Peak, you will continue your trek in the region back to the settlement of Pangboche. You will first descend to Chukkung and then continue your journey for 2-3 hours to arrive at the village of Pangboche. After arriving at Pangboche, you will rest for the night at the teahouse of the region.
Day 15: Trek from Pangboche to Namche (3450m)
Pangboche Altitude: 3450 meters
Walking hours: 5 to 6 hours
Overnight stay at Namche
The trail on this section of the trek will climb a bit before descending along the heritage trails. The trails are beautiful, with the evaluation growing as you descend. Since you will be descending at the lower altitudes, you will find it easier to breathe the oxygen level increase along with air pressure.
You will find many wildlife and birds of rare and endangered species in the region. After arriving at the Namche Bazaar village settlement, you will stay in a lodge or hotel. You can also get souvenir shipping in the shops around the area or treat yourself to the luxury cafes and bakeries in the village.
Day 16: Trek from Namche to Lukla (2800m)
Lukla Altitude: 2880 meters
Walking hours: 3 to 4 hours
Overnight stay at Lukla
On this day at the Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing, you will pass through the serene terrains. You will pass through the numerous terrains to arrive at the destination of Lukla on this day. After arriving at Lukla, you can celebrate the completion of this incredible trek and Island peak-climbing adventure.
Day 17: Trek from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Altitude: 1400m
Flight hours: 30 to 40 minutes
This trial will take you through a beautiful aerial adventure from the village of Lukla, where you can observe the Himalayas for one last time. You will pass through the region's scenic landscapes and then arrive at the capital city of Kathmandu.
The awe-inspiring views of the snow-clad mountains, rivers, glaciers, lakes, forests, and others will enchant you. After arriving in Kathmandu, you will get transferred to the destination at Kathmandu.
Why Choose Everest Region for the Trek?
The beautiful high altitude Everest region provides you with the best time for a trekking adventure. Various reasons why you should trek in this incredible high altitude region are as follows:
Spectacular Himalayan vista
The high altitude region provides you with scenic awe inspiring Himalayan vista. The beautiful trails will take you to the incredible terrain of the region. Trekkers will also get to observe the Himalayan sunrises from various viewpoints. You will also get to observe the most incredible views of the mountain passes, glaciers, and other landmarks.
The trails of this trek are quite adventurous. You will pass through the beautiful uphill and downhill terrains that are quite challenging. There are stony steps that you need to cross during this trek. During this trekking adventure, you will have a great time tracking through these diverse terrains.
Cultural exploration is an ideal aspect of the trek in the Himalayan region. There are various remote trains with the local settlements. You will get to explore the cultural heritage and traditions and interact with the local people with the help of a professional trekking guide. You will also celebrate local festivities if you trek in the autumn season. Hence it is one of the most essential aspects of the Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak climbing.
The Everest region includes various wildlife that is rare and endangered. Trekkers will get to observe these various incredible wildlife animals during the trek. If we travel in the peak spring, we can observe their natural habitat as they come out of their hibernation. Hence, these are the various reasons to trek in the Everest region.
Best Time for the Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing
The trek is ideal in the peak seasons of Spring and Autumn. Trekking has various advantages in these peak seasons, including stable weather and perfect conditions. There are a lesser number of weather-related challenges in the region. The temperatures remain moderate in the region, which makes the trek ideal in these season.
Spring season is incredible, taking you through the beautiful region without discomfort. You will have a great time traveling through the beautiful region while getting the best views of the Himalayas.
The outstanding traveling journey is safe and comfortable in Spring without any weather challenges. There are no heavy precipitation or weather related challenges like avalanches, landslides, soil erosion, etc. Wildflowers bloom all over, and the tranquil atmosphere is the highlight of the spring season.
Autumn is another beautiful time in the Himalayas to travel into a beautiful region. Weather remains warm with no rainfall, snowfall, and other. You will also get to explore the region's cultural landscape as it is a festive time. There are pretty unobstructed views of the Himalayas during the Autumn season.
The summer monsoon and the winter season gets known as the off season. It is not recommended for trekking as there are various challenges in the region. The beautiful Himalayan region gets heavy rains in the summer monsoon and heavy snowfall in the winter.
There is a slippery trail with leeches in the summer monsoon, whereas in the winter, there is a freezing climate and heavy snowfall. Hence it is generally recommended to avoid off season for treks. If you decide to trek in the off season, you must get proper trekking gear and equipment.
Difficulties for the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing
Trekking in the Himalayan foothills is incredibly challenging for all. Even if you have trekked in the region before, you will need to prepare well and take proper safety measures. The most challenging aspect of trekking in the Himalayas is the higher altitude.
High altitude leads to various challenges like altitude sickness. You must be well prepared on the journey with proper hydration and rest along the trail. You can also take the Diamox tablet to tackle all the symptoms of altitude sickness. These symptoms include nausea, headache, altitude sickness, lack of sleep, lack of appetite, etc.
You will face various other challenges, including rugged terrains. The trails also move uphill and downhill in a short period of time. Hence, you need to be careful with the proper gear and equipment to arrive at your destination safely and comfortably.
Since you will be traveling the remote areas, you will not get the facilities you find in the cities. You will get a basic room with a bed in the tea houses.
You need to carry your toiletries on your own. Besides that, you need to prepare yourself mentally to finish the trek. These are the various trekking difficulties that you may face in the high altitude region.
Can You Do This Trek?
Anyone with a basic level of fitness can do this trek. However, you should train well ahead of the trek to remain fit for the trek. The trek is ideal for any trekker with an essential fitness and stamina level.
Since the trekking journey includes the added adventure of Island Peak Climbing, you should get proper mountain climbing training ahead of the trek. Hence, you can do this trek without hassle with proper preparation and training.
How to Prepare for the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing?
The high-altitude trek requires you to have various training regimes. These include various physical strength-building and cardiovascular and mental exercises along the trail. These exercises will help you with various aspects of trekking, including traversing through the tough terrains.
You will also get help in breathing in the high-altitude region and tackling altitude sickness. Besides that, you will also get a positive attitude and motivation through mental exercises.
What is the Training Required for the Trek?
There are various types of training that you must perform before you start this high-altitude trek. These training regimes will help you achieve the highest level of fitness for the trek. Besides that, it will also give you the flexibility to trek through the up and downhill terrains.
Physical training - for strength and endurance
These physical training exercises will help you with gaining various strengths and endurance for the track. It will help you build your muscles in various parts of your body. Trekkers will get an outstanding trekking adventure in the beautiful terrains.
This strength and endurance training is essential for the higher altitude trek as it passes through remote areas. You can achieve this training by yourself or with the help of a professional.
Cardiovascular or aerobic training - for Flexibility
These exercises will help you to remain flexible along the trail. Since this is a higher altitude remote trail, you will pass through challenging landscape uphill and downhill. Hence, you need to be quite flexible along the stairs. You can perform this training on your own by cycling, hiking, swimming, jogging, etc.
You can also walk on a treadmill and perform exercises in the gym, like squatting. These exercises will also help you with breathing in the higher altitude region. There is less oxygen in the higher altitude, along with pressure. These exercises are essential for a safe and comfortable trek in the high altitude region.
Mental exercises - for stability.
Mental exercise is essential for high altitude as this incredible high altitude will test you to the core. You will need to have a strong positive attitude to travel to challenging terrains. You can prepare for the trek with the help of veteran trekkers to get a brief idea about the trek.
Also, learn about the track with the help of the internet. You can also search for essential tips on what to do and what not to do in the region. A positive attitude is essential for the high-altitude trek in the region.
Essential Tips for the Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing
- Trek early in the region to arrive at the destination before dark
- Get booking for accommodation and meal services in advance
- Trek with a professional guide to tackling various challenges for a safe and comfortable trek
- Carry water purification tablets for a safe and clean drinking water
- Carry snacks like protein bars, chocolate bars, and others
- Trek at a gentle pace and do not rush through the trails
- Acclimatize well to tackle altitude sickness
- Hydrate regularly with increased water intake to tackle altitude sickness
- Sleep at a lower elevation than the one you gained during the trek
- Learn to bargain in the shops
- Tip the guides and porters
- Get proper travel insurance ahead of the trek
- Train well ahead of the trek
Is This Trek Suitable for Beginners?
Yes, with proper training and preparation, even beginners can do this trek in the region. The beautiful trek will take you through some of the most challenging landmarks, including the Island peak.
This particular itinerary of the trek is more challenging than the regular Everest Base Camp trek as it also includes Island peak climbing. Hence, a special training regime targeted at the peak climbing journey is a must.
Why is Acclimatization Necessary for the Trek?
Acute mountain sickness is quite a challenging aspect of the high-altitude trek. There are various ways to tackle altitude sickness. You will need to acclimatize along the beautiful trail. It is a priority and must not get skipped.
After arriving at a high altitude, you must adapt your body to the changing altitude. You can do this by taking a rest and exploring around without gaining much altitude until you feel comfortable. Besides that, you should also rest properly after the trekking adventure and then not rush through the trails.
You should also trek gradually along the trails and sleep at a lesser altitude than the maximum point you reached. Hydrating regularly and avoiding caffeine and alcohol products is a must as well. These products can dehydrate you, which is the major cause of altitude sickness.
The Diamox tablets also help you tackle the symptoms of altitude sickness. In case you get altitude sickness symptoms, you should descend immediately and even abandon the trek if the symptoms persist. Altitude sickness can get quite dangerous and even fatal if not treated well and on time.
What is the Food and Accommodation on the Trail?
The tea houses along the trail have basic facilities for meals and accommodations. There are various facilities for staying in these teahouses, including a room with a bed, mattress, sheets, and pillows.
You will get blankets to tackle the colds, but you can also carry your own sleeping bags. There are some additional facilities in the tea houses, including electronic charging, Wi-Fi, and others in some teahouses. Toilet facilities are generally eastern style, where you will need to bring your own toiletries.
The meal facilities in the trek generally include local Nepalese dishes of “Dal Bhat”. The Dal Bhaat is a Nepalese dish consisting of various items like rice, cereals, vegetables, lentils, pickles, Gundruk, meat, etc. This item is quite nutritious and gives you energy for the challenging trekking journey.
You can get some other varieties of cuisines, including momo, Chaumein, pasta, noodles, etc. You can get tea, coffee, and other varieties of hot beverages in the region. Garlic soup is quite common in the region. For the trek, you can also get various snacks like protein bars, chocolate bars, and others.
Trip Cost US$ 2200 Per person
- Domestic travel costs as per the itinerary
- Meals during the trek
- Guide and Porter costs
- Accommodations during the trek
- Special Trekking Permits and Conservation Area Permits
- First aid kit
- Government taxes
- Official expenses
- Items not mentioned above
- Nepal Entry Visa Fees are not included. Click here for details.
- International airfare and taxes, Visa fee
- Travel Insurance
- Heritage sites entrance fee.
- Personal expenses like drinks and desserts
- Tipping costs
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is solo trekking possible along the trails?
Yes, solo trekking is possible along the trails. However, you will need to prepare well along the trail with proper gear and equipment.
When is the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak trek?
The best time for the trek is Spring and Autumn. These seasons have stable weather with moderate temperatures that are ideal for travel and trekking in the region.
How are the accommodations along the trail?
The accommodations along the trail include teahouses, lodges, and camps. The tea houses provide basic facilities for meals and accommodation. You will get a room with beds, pillows, and a mattress. In the cities of Kathmandu, you will get luxurious hotels with fancy facilities.
What are the meal facilities during the trek?
The meals in the tea houses generally include the staple Nepali diet of “Dal Bhat.” The Dal Bhat is a dish consisting of rice, dal, vegetables, lentils, meats, gundruk, pickles, etc. you can also have other varieties of cuisine in the teahouses. Besides that, you can carry snacks while trekking in the high altitude region.
How to tackle acute mountain sickness along the trail?
You should acclimate with regular rest and hydration to tackle altitude sickness. You can also take Diamox tablets as a preventive measure to reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness. Drink at least 4-5 liters of water and sleep at a lower altitude.
What are the permits required for the trek?
The two permits required for the high-altitude trek are the Sagarmatha National Park permit and Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit.
What is Island Peak’s height?
The Island Peak's height is 6189 meters.
How long is the Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak?
The duration of the trek is 16 days.
What is the highest point of the trek?
The highest point of the trek is Island Peak, at 6189 meters.
How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing?
The Everest Base Camp with Island peak climbing is moderately challenging. The Island peak adds to the difficulty of the trek. However, with proper preparation and training, you can easily complete the trek.
Are professional guides and porters essential for the trek?
Yes, professional guides and porters are essential for the trek. They will help you with the navigation and other aspects of the trek. You will also get to explore the cultural aspect of the trek. On the other hand, porters will help you with the heavy luggage.
Should I bring my own trekking gear and equipment?
You can carry your own trekking gear. You can either buy them or rent them from the shops around Kathmandu. These include trekking boots, crampons, trekking trousers, trekking shirts, and others. You should carry your own sleeping bags as the region can get quite cold.
Should I carry cash for the trek?
Yes, you should carry some extra cash as you might need them to tip tour guides and porters. You can also use it for personal expenses like luxury, dining in restaurants, buying souvenirs, donating, etc. However, all other costs, including meals, accommodation, and transportation, get included in the package.
What is the total cost of the package?
The package covering aspects like food, accommodation, meals, and others will cost you around.