EBC with Island Peak Climbing
EBC with Island Peak Climbing
EBC with Island Peak Climbing
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EBC with Island Peak Climbing

"Whether you're an experienced mountaineer or an adventurous beginner looking to conquer the heights, we've got the ultimate package just for you! Join us for an extraordinary journey towards the Everest Summit, and we're ready to provide you with that extra boost you need. With a pre-scheduled Island summit attempt, we'll even tailor our itinerary to accommodate your climbing preferences. Don't miss this incredible opportunity – book now before the season comes to a close!"

Fact About Trip

Trip Duration:

18 Days

Trekking area:

Everest Region

Cost of trekking:

US$ 2590

Group Size:

2-12 people

Maximum altitude:

6,189m/20,305ft

Best Season:

March to May & Sep To Nov

Transportation:

private vehicle and on flight

Trekking grade:

Moderate to difficult

Trek Start from:

kathamandu

Trek End at:

kathamandu

Mode of Trek:

Difficult

Overview of EBC with Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp is an exhilarating adventure that combines the thrill of mountaineering with the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas. This 18-day package offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to conquer a Himalayan peak, witness the majesty of Mount Everest, explore the rich Sherpa culture, and enjoy the comforts of teahouse accommodations. 

Safety remains paramount on this journey, and by choosing a reputable trekking agency, following safety guidelines, and respecting the altitude, you can minimize the risks associated with high-altitude adventures.

For newcomers, this adventure can serve as an exciting introduction to the world of mountaineering, provided they invest in training and preparation.

Embarking on the Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek is not just an adventure; it's a life-changing experience that offers a unique blend of nature, culture, and personal achievement. Whether you're a seasoned mountaineer or a first-time climber, this journey promises memories that will last a lifetime, and the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas will forever hold a special place in your heart.

What Does the Island Peak Climbing with EBC Package Offer?

The Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp package is a comprehensive adventure that blends the thrill of peak climbing with the breathtaking beauty of trekking in the Khumbu region. This package offers a unique opportunity to:

Conquer Island Peak (Imja Tse)

At 6,189 meters (20,305 feet), Island Peak is a challenging but attainable Himalayan peak that stands as an excellent stepping stone for aspiring mountaineers.

Witness the Majestic Everest

The journey begins with a trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters), providing an up-close view of the world's tallest mountain - Mount Everest.

Explore the Khumbu Region

Immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture, visit ancient monasteries, and trek through breathtaking landscapes, including Sagarmatha National Park.

Experience Teahouse Accommodations

Enjoy the comfort of teahouses along the trek, eliminating the need for heavy camping equipment.

Expert Guidance

Benefit from experienced local guides who will ensure your safety, provide mountaineering instruction, and navigate the terrain effectively.

Highlights of the Trek

The Island Peak Climbing with EBC package promises a range of memorable highlights:

Spectacular Scenery

From lush forests and picturesque villages to glacial moraines and icefalls, the journey offers diverse and stunning landscapes.

Rich Culture

Explore the unique Sherpa culture and Buddhist traditions by visiting monasteries like Tengboche and ancient settlements along the way.

Everest Base Camp

Stand at the very spot where legendary climbers have set off on their journey to conquer Mount Everest.

Island Peak Summit

The ultimate thrill of reaching the summit of Island Peak, with panoramic views of Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.

Adventure Learning

For aspiring mountaineers, it's an opportunity to gain real-world experience and knowledge about high-altitude climbing.

Teahouse Comfort

The convenience of teahouse accommodations and traditional Nepalese cuisine allows for a comfortable journey.

Cost of the Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek

The cost of the Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek package can vary based on several factors, including the number of participants, the time of year, and the level of service you require. On average, this package can range from $4,000 to $6,000 per person. This cost typically includes permits, domestic flights, teahouse accommodations, meals, guides, climbing equipment, and more.For you, Actual Adventure  costs only 2590 USD. Also provide some discounts if you come in bigger group.

Best Season for EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing

The best time to embark on the Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these periods, you can expect stable weather conditions, clear skies, and comfortable temperatures for both trekking and climbing. Spring offers the added advantage of blooming rhododendron forests, while autumn provides post-monsoon clarity and exceptional mountain views.

Difficulties During the EBCTrek with Island Peak Climbing

While this adventure is exhilarating, it does come with certain challenges. It's important to be aware of these potential difficulties:

Altitude Sickness

As you ascend to higher altitudes, you may be susceptible to altitude sickness. Proper acclimatization and staying hydrated are essential to minimize its effects.

Unpredictable Weather

The Himalayas are known for rapidly changing weather conditions, which can sometimes lead to delays or cancellations in flights and treks.

Physical Endurance

The trek involves long hours of walking, and the climb requires good physical fitness. Pre-trek training can help.

Cold Temperatures

At higher altitudes, temperatures can drop significantly, so packing adequate clothing and gear is vital.

Technical Aspects of Climbing

Island Peak has some technical sections that may require basic mountaineering skills, including using crampons and ice axes. However, these can be learned during the expedition.

Special Permits Required for Island Peak Climbing and Their Costs

For Island Peak Climbing, you need two main permits:

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

This permit costs approximately $30 USD and is essential for entering the Everest region.

Island Peak Climbing Permit

The cost of this permit varies based on the season. During the spring, it's around $350 USD per person, while in the autumn, it's approximately $125 USD per person.

In addition to these, you may also require a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card, which costs about $10 USD. Your trekking agency will assist in obtaining these permits.

Island Peak Climbing Safety and Deaths

Safety should be the top priority for anyone considering Island Peak Climbing or trekking in the Everest region. While the Khumbu region is relatively safe, climbing in high altitudes always carries inherent risks.Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd provide you a experienced guides and supportive porter who prioritize safety. Before embarking on this journey, consider the following safety tips:

Proper Acclimatization

Follow the acclimatization schedule to allow your body to adjust to high altitudes gradually.

Weather Considerations

Be prepared for unpredictable weather changes, and always follow your guide's advice regarding safe trekking and climbing conditions.

Quality Gear

Ensure that you have high-quality gear, including clothing, footwear, and climbing equipment.

Professional Guides

Trust your experienced local guides, who are well-trained in mountain safety.

Respect Altitude

If you experience severe altitude sickness symptoms, descend immediately.

Stay Hydrated and Well-Fed

Proper nutrition and hydration are critical at high altitudes.

Death in Island Peak

While Island Peak Climbing and trekking in the Everest region have witnessed tragic incidents in the past, these are relatively rare. Deaths often occur due to a combination of factors, including altitude sickness, extreme weather conditions, and inadequate preparation. By following safety guidelines and choosing a reliable trekking agency, you can minimize the risks associated with high-altitude adventures.

Suggesting Island Peak Climbing to Newcomers

For newcomers to the world of trekking and mountaineering, Island Peak Climbing can be an excellent introduction to high-altitude adventures. Here are some suggestions:

Train and Prepare

Prioritize physical fitness and attend pre-climbing training sessions to acquire essential mountaineering skills.

Choose a Reputable Agency

Select a trekking agency with a strong track record for safety and client satisfaction.

Acclimatize Well

Allow ample time for acclimatization to reduce the risk of altitude-related issues.

Follow Your Guide's Instructions

Trust the expertise of your guide and follow their instructions diligently.

Enjoy the Journey

Embrace the breathtaking landscapes, unique culture, and the camaraderie of fellow trekkers and climbers.

 

Secure your spot by filling out our booking form on our website, and get in touch with us for any inquiries. Embark on a thrilling adventure of conquering Island Peak, where every step is an opportunity to explore the extraordinary.

Join us and make your dreams of high-altitude climbing a reality!

EBC with Island Peak Climbing Itinerary
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Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you'll be welcomed by the sights, sounds, and vibrant energy of Nepal. As we step off the plane, you'll feel the anticipation of the adventure ahead.

Here's what you can expect on your arrival day:

 Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)

After disembarking from the plane, you'll enter the terminal building of TIA. The airport might be busy, so follow the signs to immigration. Have your passport, visa, and any required forms ready for inspection. After clearing immigration and collecting your luggage, proceed to the customs area.

Customs and Baggage Claim

At the customs area, you'll be required to declare any items that might be subject to import regulations. If you don't have anything to declare, you can proceed through the "Nothing to Declare" channel. Once you've cleared customs, head to the baggage claim area to collect your checked luggage.

Meeting Your Representative

After collecting your luggage, look for a representative from the Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd that you've arranged your trip with. They will be holding a sign with your name or the 's name on it. This representative will assist you and answer any initial questions you might have.

Transfer to the Hotel

Your representative will guide you to a waiting vehicle, usually a comfortable private car or van. Enjoy your first glimpse of Kathmandu's bustling streets, colorful shops, and unique architecture during the drive to your hotel.

Check-in and Welcome Briefing

Upon arriving at your hotel, you'll be assisted with the check-in process. Take a moment to freshen up after your journey. Later in the day, there might be a welcome briefing where you'll meet other trekkers in your group and receive a detailed overview of the trek and climbing itinerary. You'll have a chance to ask any questions and clarify any concerns you might have.

Free Time to Explore

Depending on your arrival time and energy levels, you might have some free time to explore Kathmandu on your own. You could take a leisurely walk around the Thamel neighborhood, known for its shops, restaurants, and vibrant atmosphere. Alternatively, you might prefer to rest and recover from your travels.

Overnight Stay in Kathmandu

Your first night in Kathmandu will be spent at the hotel. Take the opportunity to relax, adjust to the time zone, and get a good night's sleep before your adventure begins in earnest the next day.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

Your second day in Kathmandu will be a mix of practical preparations, important briefings, and a bit of sightseeing to immerse yourself in the city's culture.

Here's how your day might unfold:

Permit Issuance

Today, your Actual Adventure Pvt Ltd's representative will take care of obtaining the necessary permits for your Everest Base Camp trek and Island Peak climbing adventure. This includes the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. Your representative will handle the administrative details, ensuring that you're ready to start your journey with the required permits.

Gear Check and Preparation

After breakfast, you'll have time to review your gear and make sure everything is in order for the trek and climb. You can lay out your clothing, check your backpack, and ensure that you have all the essential items for the adventure. If you have any questions or concerns about your equipment,Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd's guides will be available to assist you.

Last Minute Shopping

In the bustling streets of Kathmandu, there are plenty of shops and stores where you can find trekking and climbing gear, as well as any last-minute essentials you might need. Whether it's a warm hat, a pair of comfortable gloves, or some energy snacks, you'll have the opportunity to purchase any items you might have forgotten or wish to replace.

Briefing and Itinerary Discussion

In the afternoon, there will be a comprehensive briefing conducted by Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd. During this session, you'll receive detailed information about the upcoming trek to Everest Base Camp and the Island Peak climb. The briefing will cover important topics such as the daily schedule, acclimatization, safety measures, and the challenges you might encounter. You'll also have a chance to meet your guides and fellow trekkers.

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After the briefing, if time allows, you might embark on a short sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. This could include visiting iconic sites such as Swayambhunath Stupa (also known as the Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, or the historic Durbar Square. These cultural landmarks provide insight into Nepal's rich history and spiritual heritage.

Evening and Overnight Stay

Return to your hotel in the evening to relax and unwind. Take this time to pack your bags and organize your belongings for the trekking portion of the adventure. Ensure you have everything ready for an early departure the next day. Rest well to recharge your energy for the exciting days ahead.

Food
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1345

Flight to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

On this day, we'll experience a short and thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by our first steps on the Everest Base Camp trek as we make our way to Phakding.

Here's how our day might unfold:

Early Morning Flight to Lukla

Our day will begin with an early morning departure from our hotel in Kathmandu. We'll be driven to Tribhuvan International Airport for our domestic flight to Lukla. The flight itself is a unique and memorable experience as we soar over the beautiful Nepalese landscape and get our first views of the Himalayan peaks.

Arrival in Lukla

After a flight of approximately 45 minutes, we'll touch down at Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. This small airport, perched on a mountainside, is often considered one of the most challenging and scenic airports in the world due to its short runway and elevation.

Meet the Trekking Team

Upon arrival in Lukla, we'll meet our trekking guides and porters who will be accompanying us on the journey. After a brief orientation and sorting out the trekking gear, we'll set off on foot.

Trek to Phakding

The trek begins with a gradual descent from Lukla, following the well-marked trail that passes through small villages, fields, and forests. We'll cross suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, enjoying the stunning views along the way.

As we walk, we'll have our first real taste of the unique mountain landscape and the Sherpa culture. The trail is a mix of natural beauty and cultural encounters, offering a wonderful introduction to the trek.

Arrival in Phakding

After 3-4 hours of trekking, we'll reach the village of Phakding. Situated along the Dudh Koshi River, Phakding offers a cozy resting place for trekkers. The village is surrounded by green hills and prayer flags, creating a serene atmosphere.

Evening and Overnight Stay

After a day of travel and trekking, we'll check into a teahouse or lodge in Phakding. These accommodations provide a simple yet comfortable place to rest, with basic amenities and hospitality from the local hosts. We can relax, have a warm meal, and enjoy the tranquil surroundings as we settle in for our first night on the trail.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
2850

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

This day takes us deeper into the Khumbu region as we continue our ascent towards Namche Bazaar. The trail will present both natural beauty and cultural experiences, making for a rewarding day of trekking.

Breakfast and Departure

Start our day with a hearty breakfast at the teahouse in Phakding. Fuel up for the trek ahead, as we'll be covering a considerable distance and gaining altitude.

Crossing Suspension Bridges

The trail continues along the Dudh Koshi River, leading us through a mix of rhododendron forests and small Sherpa villages. We'll cross several iconic suspension bridges that connect both sides of the river. These bridges are a hallmark of the Everest Base Camp trek and add an element of excitement to our journey.

Monasteries and Mani Walls

As we trek, we might come across Buddhist monasteries and mani walls adorned with inscribed prayer stones. Take a moment to appreciate the cultural significance of these religious sites, and we might even encounter friendly local monks.

Ascending to Namche Bazaar

The trail gradually ascends, and we'll start to feel the effects of the altitude as we approach Namche Bazaar. The final stretch of the trail involves a relatively steep climb, which is a good opportunity to take it slow and allow our body to acclimatize.

Arrival in Namche Bazaar

After 5-6 hours of trekking, we'll finally arrive in Namche Bazaar. This bustling Sherpa town is a hub for trekkers, climbers, and local traders. Set against the backdrop of the surrounding mountains, Namche Bazaar is a vibrant and picturesque destination.

Evening Exploration

Upon arrival, check into our teahouse or lodge. After freshening up and resting for a bit, we can explore the town. Namche Bazaar offers a range of amenities, including shops, restaurants, and bakeries. We might want to indulge in some local treats or shop for any trekking gear we may still need.

Evening and Overnight Stay

Spend the evening soaking in the atmosphere of Namche Bazaar. We might choose to visit the Everest View Hotel for panoramic mountain vistas, engage with fellow trekkers, or simply relax with a warm cup of tea. As the day comes to a close, settle in for a good night's rest at our accommodation in Namche Bazaar.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3440

Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

Acclimatization is a crucial aspect of trekking at high altitudes. Spending an extra day in Namche Bazaar allows our body to gradually adjust to the thinning air and reduces the risk of altitude sickness. While it's a rest day, we won't be completely idle.

Here's how we might spend our acclimatization day:

Morning Breakfast and Rest

Begin our day with a leisurely breakfast at our teahouse or lodge in Namche Bazaar. Take this time to rest, relax, and enjoy the picturesque mountain views around us.

Acclimatization Hike

During the late morning or early afternoon, our trekking guides will lead us on an acclimatization hike. The hike will involve ascending to a higher altitude and then descending back to Namche Bazaar. The goal is to expose our body to higher altitudes without overexerting yourself.

Everest View Hotel

One common acclimatization hike destination is the Everest View Hotel, which is about an hour's walk from Namche Bazaar. The hotel is situated at an elevation that provides breathtaking panoramic views of Mount Everest and other surrounding peaks. It's an opportunity to get up close to some of the world's highest mountains without actually trekking to higher altitudes.

Explore Namche Bazaar

After the acclimatization hike, we'll have the rest of the day to explore Namche Bazaar. Take a stroll through the market area, visit local shops, and perhaps even engage in some cultural exchanges with the friendly locals. We might also visit the Sherpa Cultural Museum to learn more about the Sherpa people and their way of life.

Rest and Hydration

Throughout the day, it's important to stay hydrated and well-rested. Drink plenty of water and herbal teas to support our body's adjustment to the altitude. Hydration plays a significant role in preventing altitude-related issues.

Evening and Overnight Stay

As the day comes to an end, return to our accommodation. Spend the evening enjoying the cozy atmosphere of the teahouse or lodge. Engage in conversations with fellow trekkers and share our experiences so far. Rest well, as we'll continue our ascent in the following days.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3440

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Leaving Namche Bazaar behind, we'll continue our trek deeper into the heart of the Khumbu region. This day takes us to Tengboche, where we'll not only enjoy the natural beauty but also visit a significant Buddhist monastery.

Here's how our trek might unfold:

Breakfast and Departure

Start our day with a nourishing breakfast in Namche Bazaar. Enjoy the scenic morning views before we set out on the trail.

Descending to Phunki Thenga

The trek begins with a descent towards the Dudh Koshi River. We'll cross suspension bridges and gradually make our way down to Phunki Thenga, a small settlement along the river. This section of the trail might be steep at times, so take it at our own pace.

Ascending to Tengboche

From Phunki Thenga, the trail ascends again through lush rhododendron forests. As we climb, we'll be treated to glimpses of Mount Everest and other surrounding peaks. The path is well-marked and offers a combination of moderate ascents and relatively flat sections.

Arrival in Tengboche

After 5-6 hours of trekking, we'll arrive in Tengboche. This picturesque village is known for its stunning views and the famous Tengboche Monastery. The monastery is one of the most significant religious sites in the Everest region and offers a serene and spiritual atmosphere.

Tengboche Monastery Visit

Upon arrival, we'll have the opportunity to visit the Tengboche Monastery. This beautiful monastery is adorned with intricate woodwork and murals, and it holds religious and cultural significance for the local Sherpa community. If we're fortunate, we might even witness a prayer ceremony or a chanting session led by the resident monks.

Evening Views

As the day winds down, enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the surrounding peaks, including Ama Dablam and Everest. Tengboche's elevated location offers panoramic vistas that are truly captivating.

Evening and Overnight Stay

After exploring the monastery and taking in the mountain scenery, head to our teahouse or lodge for the evening. Enjoy a warm meal and the camaraderie of fellow trekkers. Rest well to prepare for the journey ahead.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3855

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

Continuing our journey through the stunning landscapes of the Khumbu region, we'll trek from Tengboche to Dingboche. As we gain more altitude, the views become even more spectacular, and the landscapes change.

Here's how our trek might unfold:

Breakfast and Departure

Begin our day with a hearty breakfast in Tengboche. The day's trek will be longer, so make sure we're well-fueled for the journey ahead.

Descending to Debuche

The trail starts with a descent from Tengboche, leading us through beautiful forests and lush vegetation. We'll cross the Imja Khola (river) before ascending again.

Pangboche and Views of Ama Dablam

Pass through the charming village of Pangboche, known for its ancient monastery. The trail offers stunning views of Ama Dablam, a distinctive peak that's often considered one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.

Ascending to Dingboche

As we continue trekking, we'll gradually ascend to Dingboche. The landscapes change as we move higher, with alpine vegetation and rocky terrains becoming more prominent.

Arrival in Dingboche

After 6-7 hours of trekking, we'll arrive in Dingboche. This village is situated in a wide valley, surrounded by towering peaks. The altitude at Dingboche serves as a reminder that we're getting closer to the high-altitude areas of the trek.

Evening Exploration

Once we've checked into our teahouse or lodge, take some time to explore Dingboche. Enjoy the serene atmosphere and take in the majestic views that surround us. We might want to walk around the village, interact with the locals, or simply relax and appreciate the beauty of our surroundings.

Evening and Overnight Stay

As the day comes to an end, enjoy a warm meal at the teahouse or lodge. The crisp mountain air and the anticipation of the days ahead will make this evening a peaceful and memorable part of our journey.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4360

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

As we continue our ascent towards Everest Base Camp, the landscapes become more rugged and the altitude increases. The trek from Dingboche to Lobuche is another significant step in our journey.

Here's how our day might unfold:

Breakfast and Departure

Start our day with a hearty breakfast in Dingboche. Ensure we're well-hydrated and ready for the trekking ahead.

Ascending towards Duglha

The trail out of Dingboche involves a steady ascent. We'll pass through alpine landscapes, with panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. The trail offers a mix of rocky terrain and open valleys.

Duglha and Memorial Area

As we approach Duglha, we'll come across a memorial area dedicated to climbers who have lost their lives on Everest and other peaks. This somber reminder underscores the challenges of high-altitude mountaineering.

Thukla Pass (Dughla Pass)

Climbing further, we'll reach the Thukla Pass (also known as the Dughla Pass), marked with numerous memorial stupas and stones. This is a place for reflection and remembrance, as well as an opportunity to catch our breath and acclimate.

Trek to Lobuche

From the pass, the trail gradually ascends as we make our way towards Lobuche. The views become more expansive and dramatic as we climb higher. We'll be surrounded by towering peaks and vast glacial landscapes.

Arrival in Lobuche

After 5-6 hours of trekking, we'll arrive in Lobuche. This high-altitude settlement sits in the shadows of some of the world's highest mountains. The air is thin and the surroundings are breathtaking.

Evening Views and Relaxation

Take some time to rest and enjoy the incredible mountain views that Lobuche offers. The unique atmosphere of the high-altitude landscape is something to be savored.

Evening and Overnight Stay

As the day comes to an end, we'll check into our teahouse or lodge in Lobuche. Enjoy a warm meal and spend the evening in the cozy atmosphere of the mountain lodge. Rest well and prepare for the upcoming trek to Everest Base Camp.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4940

Trek to Everest Base Camp and Back to Gorak Shep

This is a highly anticipated day as we trek to the iconic Everest Base Camp. We'll experience the thrill of reaching the base of the world's highest mountain.

Here's how our day might unfold:

Breakfast and Departure

Begin our day with a nourishing breakfast in Lobuche. This day's trek involves reaching the Everest Base Camp and returning to Gorak Shep, so make sure we're well-prepared and dressed in layers to adapt to changing weather conditions.

Trekking to Gorak Shep

The trail from Lobuche to Gorak Shep takes us through rocky terrain and glacial landscapes. As we climb higher, the air becomes thinner, and the views become more awe-inspiring. We'll be surrounded by some of the world's highest peaks, including Nuptse, Pumori, and Everest itself.

Arrival in Gorak Shep

After 2-3 hours of trekking, we'll arrive in Gorak Shep. This will be our base for reaching Everest Base Camp. Rest, have a meal, and prepare for the highlight of the day.

Trek to Everest Base Camp

The trek to Everest Base Camp is a memorable journey that takes us through the Khumbu Glacier and offers unparalleled views of Everest's Khumbu Icefall. We'll be walking on glacial moraine and rocky terrain, experiencing the challenges faced by mountaineers.

Reaching Everest Base Camp

After 4-5 hours of trekking, we'll reach Everest Base Camp. This is a moment of achievement as we stand at the foot of the world's highest peak. The camp itself is a temporary settlement used by mountaineers during their expedition. While we won't be able to access the actual climbing area due to safety reasons, the views and the atmosphere will make the journey worthwhile.

Return to Gorak Shep

After spending time at Everest Base Camp, we'll trek back to Gorak Shep. This will be a slightly shorter trek as we'll be retracing our steps. Enjoy a warm meal and rest in the cozy teahouse.

Evening and Overnight Stay

As the sun sets over the Himalayas, we'll settle in for the evening at Gorak Shep. Reflect on the incredible experience of reaching Everest Base Camp and take pride in the accomplishment. Rest well to recharge for the next day's adventure.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5545

Hike to Kala Patthar and Trek back to Dingboche

On this day, we'll have the opportunity to witness a spectacular sunrise view from Kala Patthar, which offers panoramic views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks. Afterward, we'll trek back to Dingboche. Here's how our day might unfold:

Early Morning Departure

Begin our day in the early morning hours, before dawn. The hike to Kala Patthar is best done in the early morning to witness the sunrise over the Himalayas.

Hike to Kala Patthar

The hike to Kala Patthar is a relatively short but steep climb. The trail ascends gradually at first and becomes steeper as we approach the summit. The effort is well worth it as we'll be rewarded with breathtaking sunrise views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other surrounding peaks.

Sunrise Views

Reaching the summit of Kala Patthar is a moment of awe and wonder. The sunrise casts a golden hue on the snow-covered peaks, creating a surreal and magical atmosphere. Take plenty of photos, soak in the views, and cherish this unforgettable experience.

Descend to Gorak Shep and Trek to Dingboche

After spending some time at Kala Patthar, we'll descend back to Gorak Shep. After having breakfast, we'll continue our trek towards Dingboche.

Trek back to Dingboche

The trail back to Dingboche retraces our steps, allowing us to enjoy familiar landscapes from a different perspective. The descent will be easier on our body, and we'll have the chance to reflect on the remarkable sunrise experience.

Arrival in Dingboche

After 4-5 hours of trekking, we'll arrive back in Dingboche. This will be our resting place for the night. Enjoy the cozy atmosphere and reflect on the incredible views we've witnessed throughout the day.

Evening and Overnight Stay

As the day comes to an end, settle into our teahouse or lodge in Dingboche. We'll likely feel a sense of accomplishment and gratitude for the experiences we've had on this day. Rest well to prepare for the ongoing trek towards Island Peak and beyond.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5545

Trek to Island Peak Base Camp

As we  make our way to Island Peak Base Camp, we'll be entering the realm of mountaineering preparation. This day's trek takes us closer to our Island Peak climbing adventure.

Here's how our day might unfold:

Breakfast and Departure

Begin our day with a nourishing breakfast in Dingboche. Fuel up for the trek to Island Peak Base Camp, where we'll be preparing for the climb ahead.

Ascending to Chhukung

The trail leads from Dingboche to Chhukung, a small village nestled in a valley. The hike involves a gradual ascent and offers views of Ama Dablam and other neighboring peaks.

Rest and Acclimatization in Chhukung

Upon reaching Chhukung, take a break and rest. Chhukung is an ideal location for acclimatization due to its elevation and proximity to Island Peak. Spend some time relaxing and allowing our body to adjust to the altitude.

Trek to Island Peak Base Camp

After a rest in Chhukung, continue your trek towards Island Peak Base Camp. The trail gradually ascends, leading us to the base camp where climbers prepare for their summit attempts.

Arrival at Island Peak Base Camp

After 4-5 hours of trekking, we'll arrive at Island Peak Base Camp. This will be our home for the next few days as we acclimate and undergo training in preparation for the climb.

Evening Preparation

Upon arrival at Base Camp, we'll have the opportunity to settle into the campsite and familiarize ourself with the surroundings. Our guides will conduct a briefing on the upcoming climb, safety protocols, and the technical aspects of the ascent.

Rest and Acclimatization

Spend the evening resting and acclimatizing to the altitude. It's important to take it easy and stay hydrated to prepare our body for the summit push.

Evening and Overnight Stay

As the sun sets over the high mountains, we'll  have dinner at the Base Camp and retire to our tent for the night. The anticipation and excitement of the climb will likely fill the air, making for a unique and unforgettable experience.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
4950

Climbing Island Peak and Returning to Chhukung

Today is the day we've been preparing for – the ascent of Island Peak. This is a challenging and rewarding experience that requires determination, skill, and teamwork.

Here's how our climbing day might unfold:

Early Start

Begin our day well before dawn. An early start is crucial to ensure we have enough time for the climb and descent, and to avoid potential challenges that could arise later in the day.

Pre-Climb Briefing and Gear Check

Before we set off, our guides will conduct a final briefing to review the route, safety measures, and any last-minute instructions. We'll also check our climbing gear to ensure everything is in order.

Ascending to High Camp

From Island Peak Base Camp, we'll start our ascent towards the High Camp. The trail involves a mix of rocky terrain and snowy slopes. The climb to High Camp is a significant undertaking and will likely take a few hours.

High Camp Preparation

Upon reaching High Camp, we'll take a break to rest and have a meal. High Camp is a staging area where climbers prepare for the final push to the summit. Rest and hydration are important at this stage.

Summit Push

From High Camp, the climb to the Island Peak summit begins. The route will involve sections of rock scrambling and snow climbing. We'll be using crampons, ice axes, and ropes for safety. The ascent will require both physical strength and mental determination.

Summit Success

Reaching the summit of Island Peak is an incredible achievement. From the summit, we'll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Take some time to savor the moment and capture the memories.

Descent to High Camp and Base Camp

After spending time on the summit, carefully descend back to High Camp. From there, we'll continue our descent to Island Peak Base Camp, where we'll have the opportunity to rest and reflect on our accomplishment.

Return to Chhukung

After reaching Base Camp, we'll continue our descent to Chhukung. The entire climb and descent can take around 10-11 hours, so it will be a long and demanding day.

Evening and Overnight Stay

Upon reaching Chhukung, we'll be able to relax and rest after the strenuous climb. Reflect on the incredible achievement of summiting Island Peak and take pride in our mountaineering accomplishment.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
6189

Reserve Day for Contingency

The reserve day is a crucial part of any climbing expedition, providing flexibility in case of unforeseen circumstances. While ideally, everything goes as planned, mountain conditions and weather can be unpredictable.

Here's how we might spend this day:

Assessing Conditions

On the reserve day, our guides and team will assess various factors such as weather, mountain conditions, and the overall well-being of the climbers. If everything has gone smoothly and we've successfully climbed Island Peak, this day can also serve as an opportunity to rest and recover before the next phase of our journey.

Plan B or Rest

If the primary climbing day was successful and no contingencies arose, we might use this day to rest at a lower elevation, such as Chhukung. This will allow our body to recover from the physical exertion and the altitude of the climb. Alternatively, if weather conditions were unfavorable on the primary climbing day, the reserve day can serve as a backup for the summit attempt.

Monitoring Weather

Weather is a critical factor in climbing. Our guides will closely monitor weather reports and mountain conditions to make informed decisions about the climb. Safety is always the top priority, and the decision to proceed or postpone will be based on the best available information.

Staying Prepared

Even on the reserve day, we'll  want to be mentally and physically prepared for any outcome. Stay hydrated, rest, and keep our climbing gear in order. If we didn't climb on the previous day, we might also review our skills and techniques with our guides.

Reflecting on the Journey

Whether we're resting or preparing for a potential climb, take some time to reflect on the journey we've undertaken so far. Climbing Island Peak is a significant achievement, and the experiences we've had along the way are worth celebrating.

Evening and Overnight Stay

As the day comes to an end, whether we're back in Chhukung or at another location, enjoy the serenity of the mountains and the camaraderie of our team. Rest well and be prepared for the next phase of our adventure.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
4950

Trek from Chukung to Pangboche

After the excitement of climbing Island Peak and the reserve day, we'll continue our descent and retrace some of our steps back towards Everest Base Camp.

Here's how our trek from Chukung to Pangboche might unfold:

Breakfast and Departure

Begin our day with a hearty breakfast in Chukung. As we begin our descent, take in the views and reflect on the experiences of the past few days.

Descending to Dingboche

The trail leads from Chukung back to Dingboche. The descent will be easier on our body compared to the ascent. Enjoy the familiar landscapes and take our time as we make our way down.

Rest in Dingboche

Upon reaching Dingboche, we'll have the chance to rest and recover. This is a great opportunity to reflect on our Island Peak climb and the achievements we've made.

Trek to Pangboche

From Dingboche, continue our descent towards Pangboche. The trail offers scenic views and a mix of terrain. We'll pass through familiar landscapes and might encounter fellow trekkers on their way up.

Arrival in Pangboche

After 5-6 hours of trekking, we'll arrive in Pangboche. This charming village is known for its ancient monastery and beautiful surroundings. Take some time to explore the village and interact with the locals.

Evening and Overnight Stay

As the day winds down, settle into our teahouse or lodge in Pangboche. Enjoy a warm meal and the cozy atmosphere of the accommodations. Rest well to recharge for the upcoming days of trekking.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3985

Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar

Continuing our descent, we'll be retracing our steps back towards Namche Bazaar. This leg of the journey allows us to revisit some of the places we've already experienced while taking in new perspectives.

Here's how our trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar might unfold:

Breakfast and Departure

Start our day with a satisfying breakfast in Pangboche. As we set out on the trail, remember that each step takes you closer to the bustling town of Namche Bazaar.

Descending to Tengboche

The trail descends from Pangboche to Tengboche. We'll pass through familiar landscapes, enjoying the beauty of the Khumbu region as wego. The descent will be easier on our body, and we'll have a chance to relive some of the moments from our previous visit to Tengboche.

Continuing to Namche Bazaar

From Tengboche, the trail leads further downhill as we make our way to Namche Bazaar. As we descend, we'll be greeted by the familiar landscapes and the sights of the Sherpa villages along the way.

Arrival in Namche Bazaar

After 5-6 hours of trekking, we'll finally arrive back in Namche Bazaar. The bustling town welcomes us once again with its charm, amenities, and breathtaking mountain views.

Evening Exploration

Upon arrival, take the opportunity to explore Namche Bazaar at our leisure. We  might visit the local market, engage in conversations with fellow trekkers, or simply enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this Sherpa town.

Evening and Overnight Stay

As the day comes to a close, settle into our teahouse or lodge in Namche Bazaar. This will be our last night in Namche Bazaar, so relish the memories we've created during our time here and prepare for the next phase of our journey.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3440

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

As our trek comes to a close, we'll embark on the final leg of our journey from Namche Bazaar to Lukla. This day marks the end of our remarkable adventure through the Khumbu region.

Here's how our trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla might unfold:

Breakfast and Departure

Start our day with a hearty breakfast in Namche Bazaar. As we set out on the trail, take in the final views of the towering peaks that have accompanied us throughout our journey.

Descending to Phakding

The trail initially descends from Namche Bazaar, leading us back through the familiar landscapes and charming villages. Enjoy the scenery and take our time as we descend.

Passing Through Monjo and Phakding

As we continue our trek, we'll pass through Monjo and Phakding. These villages might bring back memories from the earlier days of our trek. Take a moment to appreciate how far we've come.

Arrival in Lukla

After 6-7 hours of trekking, we'll finally arrive in Lukla. This is where our Everest Base Camp and Island Peak climbing adventure began, and now it's where it comes to a close. The bustling town of Lukla offers a sense of accomplishment and a place to reflect on our journey.

Evening in Lukla

Upon arrival, we'll have some time to relax and reflect on our journey. Explore Lukla, visit local shops, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow trekkers. This is a great opportunity to celebrate our achievements with our team.

Evening and Overnight Stay

As the day winds down, settle into your teahouse or lodge in Lukla. This will be our final night in the Everest region. Take time to reminisce about the incredible experiences we've had and the challenges we've overcome.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
2804

Return Flight to Kathmandu and Exploring the City

On the final day of our Everest Base Camp and Island Peak climbing adventure, we'll take a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. We'll have the opportunity to explore the city and reflect on the incredible journey we've undertaken.

Here's how our day might unfold:

Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Wake up early in Lukla and make our way to the airport for our flight back to Kathmandu. The short flight provides one last glimpse of the Himalayan peaks before we descend to the Kathmandu valley.

Return to Kathmandu

Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, we'll be transferred to our hotel. This marks the completion of our trek and climb. Take a moment to appreciate the journey we've undertaken and the achievements we've made.

Exploring Kathmandu

With the rest of the day at our disposal, we'll have the opportunity to explore the vibrant city of Kathmandu. We might visit historic sites like Swayambhunath (also known as the Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, or Durbar Square. Kathmandu is rich in culture and history, and there's much to see and experience.

Reflecting on the Journey

Use this time to reflect on the experiences we've had over the past 17 days. From trekking through the Khumbu region to summiting Island Peak, you've achieved remarkable feats and created lasting memories.

Farewell Dinner

In the evening, you might enjoy a farewell dinner with your guides, fellow trekkers, and climbing team. It's a time to share stories, celebrate your accomplishments, and bid farewell to the people who've been a part of your journey.

Evening and Overnight Stay in Kathmandu

As the day comes to an end, settle into your hotel room in Kathmandu. Rest well and take in the final moments of your adventure.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1345

Departure from Kathmandu

On this day, your Everest Base Camp and Island Peak climbing adventure officially comes to an end as we depart from Kathmandu.

Here's how your departure day might unfold:

Check-Out and Transfer

Depending on your flight schedule, you'll check out from your hotel in Kathmandu. Ensure that you have all your belongings and necessary documents with you.

Last-Minute Shopping or Exploring

If you have some time before your flight, you might do some last-minute shopping for souvenirs, gifts, or mementos of your journey. Alternatively, you can use this time to explore more of Kathmandu if there are any places you didn't get a chance to visit earlier.

Airport Transfer

Arrange for transportation to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Your hotel or tour operator can assist with this. Make sure you arrive at the airport with sufficient time before your flight.

Departure from Kathmandu

Bid farewell to Nepal, its stunning landscapes, and the memories you've created during your Everest Base Camp and Island Peak climbing adventure. Your departure marks the end of this chapter and the beginning of your journey back home or to your next destination.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1345

EBC with Island Peak Climbing Include / Exclude

Cost Includes

  • Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car) With Luggage transfer 
  • Welcome & farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with live cultural program. 
  • 3- 5 star Level Hotel Accommodations in Kathmandu as your Choice 
  • Stays in clean lodge/guest houses during the trek in twin sharing basis.
  • Three meals per day which includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as per menu (you can choose Dinner menu and Lunch Fixed menu in Group, choice when small Group 
  • Three times a cup of  tea or coffee during the trek, Extra you have to pay extra directly 
  • Seasonal fresh fruit during the trek up to Namche Bazzar 
  • Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.(6 trekkers :1 Assistance Guide )
  • One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.
  • Actual Adventure duffel bag  and sleeping bag as optional (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Island Peak Permit, Royalty Fee, Garbage Deposit Fee 
  • Climbing insurance for Sherpa 
  • Group and camping Equipment, food, rope 
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (national Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu with all applicable taxes and departure tax with 15KG luggage
  • Khumbu Local Entrance fee $20
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Service Charge for Company 
  • Accidental Medical and health insurance for local crew member
  • Complimentary service 

  • Booking Accommodations for before and After trip in Kathmandu 
  • Complementary assistances service for local information and such ( flight ticket date change, visa extend service , arrange local meeting )
  • Luggage and some valuable things storage in Kathmandu 
  • Half day sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath, Baudhanath and Monkey temple (shoyambhunath) including private transfer and local English speaking tour guide.
  • Free local information 
  • A unique local memorable gift hamper 
  • Free company Bruisers  & DVD, T shirt 
  • Rescue and evacuation arrangement service if applicable
  • Any Extended trip Service 

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare fees. 
  • Nepalese visa fee- Available on Arrival Nepal Visa fee USD25 for 15 days, USD40 for 30 days or if extending your stay USD100 for 90 days. All are multiple entries. You will also need a passport photo. The visa fee can be paid in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. (Bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu in Itinerary 
  • Upgrade Accommodations above 3 star level 
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu if early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Extra luggage charge. $ 1.5 USD Per KG 
  • Single supplement will cost extra
  • Personal Climbing Gears 
  • Personal Porter will cost  extra
  • Hot showers during the trek. 
  • Personal trekking equipment’s.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Extra costs for internet and phone calls in trekking
  • Tips for guides porters and drivers
  • Person expenses like as ( Telephone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower |Etc) in Trekking 
  • Not included in the itinerary.
  • Extra Tea coffee, Snacks, energy chocolates ETC

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Additional Information

Booking and Client Safety and Cancellation Process

As a reputed travel agency in Nepal, Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd is the one you can always count on when it comes to your safety and booking procedures. We make sure that your money is in the right hand and you can always trust us. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd has the following booking terms and conditions. If your booking is accepted by us then a contract is deemed to exist between you and The Actual Adventure Ltd. At this point we will send you a confirmation invoice showing the amount of deposit received and your final balance due. Now you can go ahead and book your international flights and obtain trekking and travel insurance.

Booking process Conditions:

While making your trip with us, you are requested to deposit at least 30% of the total amount prior to 30 days of your arrival and the remaining amount can be submitted in the office upon arrival.

Booking Process

To book a trip from Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd, you will need to follow certain processes which are mentioned below. 

Step 1: Send us an inquiry using inquiry form, email or call us

Step 2: Discuss and fix the trek itinerary and price. 

Step 3: Send us the deposit required to confirm the trip.

Step 4: Send us your Passport copies, Insurance copies, two passport sized photos and others (if  necessary)

 Step 5: Come to Nepal pay the remaining amount and start the trek. 

Payment for Your Trip

Dollar Account

Account Name : Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd.

Account Number : Currency General Account (USD) 016-010 100 23199 

Paying Bank: Nepal Investment Bank Ltd

Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal

SWIFT CODE: NIBLNPKT

NPR Currency Only 

Actual Adventure (P) Ltd.

Branch Code: 016 A/C No. 01030026257 

Paying Bank: Nepal Investment Bank Ltd

Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal

SWIFT CODE: NIBLNPKT

For Indian Currency

Kedar Neupane

A/C No.: 17715241406570 NPR

Nepal SBI Bank Ltd.

26 Durbar Marg

P.O.Box. No. 6049 GPO, Kathmandu

Phone: +977-14253243 / 4230809

Swift No. NSBINPKA

Payment Note|: Please Call or Text US (+9779851012358) before to process Payment 

Bank service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.

30% of the total price is required at least a month in advance for confirmation of the tour booking. 

Can Pay as below Link ( Pay now)

Remaining payment can be made after your arrival.

 

Cancellation Policy.

If our clients fail to make their trip or want to cancel their program due to any unavoidable circumstances, the company will refund only 70% of the deposited amount. However if you inform prior to 30 days before the trek no cancelation charge will be taken. 

Cancellation Policy:

Treks & tours booked and subsequently cancelled are subject to cancellation charges as follow:-

Cancellation before 60 days of the trip, 10% cancellation will be charged.

Cancellation Before 30 days of the trip 25% cancellation will be charged.

Cancellation Before 15 days of the trip 50% cancellation will be charged.

Cancellation Before less than 14 days no refund will be provided.

Useful Matter 

Early Termination of a Trek.

Sometimes the trek ends before the scheduled itinerary due to several reasons regarding health or any other personal issues of the trekkers. If in case, early termination of the trek happens please note that we cannot offer refunds for unused days. It is because we have to pay the committed amount to our porters, guides and other team members. 

Program Change/ Delay: 

The departure scheduled would be changed on any unavoidable circumstance like weather hazards, trail slides, soil erosion, avalanches, sudden sickness, etc. The program can be customized as per the interest of the clients.

NOTE:  

During the trip, the unpredictable factors like, weather, local politics, transport and many more which are beyond our control can bring some change in the itinerary. In such case, if the alternation in the itinerary is necessary, then the trek leader will decide for the best alternative with the consent and interest of the whole group. If the change occurs we will do our best to minimize its effect; however the company cannot be responsible for the results of changes and delays.  

Cancellation Policy.
If our clients fail to make their trip or want to cancel their program due to any unavoidable circumstances, the company will refund only 70% of the deposited amount. However if you inform prior to 30 days before the trek no cancelation charge will be taken.

Cancellation Policy:

Treks & tours booked and subsequently canceled are subject to cancellation charges as follow:-

 

30 days prior:

No cancellation charge.

Within 21 days:

20%

Within 14 days:

25%

Within 7 days:

38%

Trip Info

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee. Read More About Nepal Visa information 

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
 
Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency
 
Gratis (Free) Visa
For first visit in one visa year (January to December), gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, the visa can be extended from the department of immigration with respective fares.
 Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.
Nepal Visa for Chinese Nationals
As per official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying for tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa” from Jan. 5, 2016, from following Nepali missions in the People’s 
 
Republic of China:
• Embassy of Nepal, Beijing
• Consulate General of Nepal, Lhasa
• Consulate General of Nepal, Hong Kong
• Honorary Consulate of Nepal, Shanghai
 
More Information
Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal. 

 

 

Accommodations

The accommodations during Kathmandu will be provided in standard 3 star hotels. However accommodations during the trek will be provided in Tea houses or lodges. All the accommodations will be provided on twin sharing basis. In Kathmandu you will get luxurious rooms with attached bathrooms and other luxury facilities. But, it might not be possible during the trek. You will be provided with clean and comfortable accommodations but in the mountain region there might not be facilities of attached bathrooms in the lodge or guest houses and also you may have to pay extra charges for hot water as well. We will try our best to provide you the best available services as far as possible. Single supplement rooms can also be provided on request but may not be available on higher altitude.

Meals

All meals during the trek will be provided by the company. The meals are provided three times a day that includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The breakfast is provided at the same lodge/teahouse where you had your overnight stay; Lunch is provided on the way and dinner at the last stop of the day where you will have your overnight stay. Since, all the tea houses/ lodges are run by the local people they have the similar food items on the menu. The tea houses mostly serve the local Nepali dishes and also offer some common Indian and continental food items as well. You can choose your food as according to the menu. We advise you to give a try to local food items and treat your taste buds with new flavors. Since, most of the food items are made up of locally grown it is healthy and organic as well. The breakfast during Everest Base Camp Trek usually consists of toast, eggs, potatoes, and tea or coffee. Some tea houses offers instantly made chapattis or Porridge instead of toast.  The lunch and dinner usually consists of typical Nepali food called Dal Bhat (cooked Lentils and Rice) including vegetables and pickles or you can also choose noodles, pastas, soups and other items. Since every food items are made by the local people you may not get that exact taste in the dishes other than local dishes. 

Drinking water 

Water is an essential part of your trek. You need to drink plenty of water during your.  Most of the diseases during your trek are caused by drinking impure water. However it is not that the water in the mountain region is impure. It is natural and clean the people there consume it direct from the tap. But, since you are not used to you may get directly affected and consuming water direct from the tap might ruin your trek. Here are the tips for consuming water during Everest Base Camp Trek.

1. Mineral Water/ Bottled water.

Mineral water or Bottled water is available at most of the tea houses. The bottled water costs normally 1 Dollar per liter. If you find it in any tea houses it is better to carry an extra bottle because it may not be available anywhere during the trek. 

2. Boiled Water

Drinking boiled water is probably the best method while trekking in the mountains. It is highly effective treatment for killing the bacteria from the water. You can boil the water in the tea house and carry it along with you during the trek. The tea hoses charges normally one to two dollars to boil the water. 

3. Purified Water.

You can bring your own water purification tablets like Aquatabs®, Chlorine tablets, Bhromine Tablets along with you. It helps to save your budget as well.

4. Filtered Water.

You can also use filtered water as well during your Everest Base Camp Trek.  This can be an alternate where boiling is not preferred and also there is not any availability of other purified water. The filters like hand pump are effective in removing protozoa, bacteria and chemicals/toxins from the water but may not be effective removing the viruses. 

Leader & Staffs Arrangements with Porter Care

During this Classic Everest Base Camp trek you will fly to Lukla from Kathmandu only with your guide. Other team members like assistant guide and porters will join you from Lukla.  We focus on giving employment opportunities to the local people as far as possible. We choose experienced field staff having good knowledge in their related field. We do have highly experienced team of porters and guides. Our field staff leaders are highly experienced and have undergone the trainings like. Intensive Wilderness First Aid, Trekking Guide Training, Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet, English Language, Conservation and Biodiversity, Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders). 

Why do we use Porters?

Porters are the most helpful assistant for your Everest Base Camp Trek. They carry your luggage all the way through your trek. We use the local porters during Everest Base Camp Trek. It is a small effort from our side to provide them employment opportunity and help them maintain their living standard and look after their families. We provide one porter for each two members of a group and also provide personal porter on request with additional costs. 

Why don’t we use Yak as Porters? 

During your Everest Base Camp Trek you can also see several Yaks and Mules on your way used as porter. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd doesn’t use yaks and mules as porters during the trek because we respect animal rights and emphasis on giving employment opportunities to the local people. 

Guide and Porter info

It is in the hand of guide and porter to actually make or break your trip. A good guide can give you a memorable trek of your life time whereas a bad can ruin your trek and make it the worst. Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd has a team of highly experienced a passionate trekking guides, expedition leader, porters and tour guides. With their years of experience and dedication in their fields they have been providing our customers with remarkable service and excellent results. You can have the detailed information of our guides in the company’s Trip Management Team (Field Staff). 

 

PAPERWORK AND MONEY ON THE TRAIL
 
● Minimum 06 months Valid Passport (needed at entry gate for registration)
● Spending Money for personal use 
● 3 Passport Size Photo (Needed for trekking permit)
OTHER ITEMS
● Portable Solar Charger
● Journal, pen and paper

Equipment Buy in Kathmandu

If you have not brought any of these equipments then you can also buy this in Kathmandu as well. If you need help our guides will help you to buy the trekking gears in Kathmandu. You can find the wide range of varieties while buying the trekking gears in Kathmandu. The qualities of the trekking gears are similar to that you get in your countries. You can also find medium quality gears at cheaper rates as well. You can find all types of trekking gears in Thamel which is the main street for backpackers and trekkers in Nepal. 

Equipment Hire in Kathmandu.

You can also hire the equipment and trekking gears in Kathmandu as well. But we recommend you to bring your own equipment as far as possible. You will have a better experience in your own equipment’ rather that hiring the used equipment’. However, hiring trekking gears can be a great idea for backpackers and budgeted trekkers since hiring trekking gears can be a lot cheaper than buying.  Have a look to the cost of hiking and trekking gears in Kathmandu. 
 

Average Hiring and Buying Rate 2019

 

  Gears

   Size & Temperature

   Cost per items

Sleeping bag

10°C to -15°C

USD 1 per day rent

Down Jacket

5°C to -10°C

USD 1 per day rent

Hiking boots

Any size

USD 1 per day rent

Backpack

55ltr to 65ltr

USD 45-65 per bag

Daypack 

25ltr-35ltr 

USD 25-35 per bag

Hiking shorts

Any size

USD 20-25 per piece

Hiking pants

Any size

USD 25 - 30 per piece

Hiking shirts

Any size

USD 15 - 20 per piece

Thermal set

Any size

USD 10-15 per pair

Warm fleece upper wear and bottom

Any size

USD 20-25 per pear

Warm hat

Any size

USD 3-5 per piece

Trekking pole

Any size

USD 5 - 10 per pair

Wind-proof gloves

Any size

USD 5 - 10 per pair

Woolen hiking shocks

Any size

USD 2-4 per pair

Scarf

Any size

USD 2 - 5 per piece

Sun Glasses

Any size

USD 5 - 10 per piece

Head light 

Any size

USD 15 - 20

Water Bottle

Any size

USD 3 - 7 per bottle

Safety, health and insurance 

Training and Fitness for Trekking 

No prior training and experience is required to do Everest Base Camp Trek. But, if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world then it can be an added point to your trek to Everest Base Camp. If you can walk up to 6-7 hours a day in an unfamiliar terrain then you can easily trek to Everest Base Camp. It is better if you start taking energy boosting diets and doing some physical exercise a month before the trek. All you need to have is strong willingness and ability to overcome the challenges.

Staying Healthy 

Staying healthy and fit is very important when you are trekking to one of the most strenuous trekking destinations. You need to be very careful about your health and health related problems. Here are the following tips you can use to stay healthy during Everest Base Camp Trek.
  • Eat proper and healthy diets.
  • Avoid eating meat and meat products more often.
  • Drink a lot of water.
  • Don’t drink water direct from the resources or without purifying.
  • Starting exercising a month prior to the trek.
  • Take your regular medicines with you. 

Take Care of your Feet.

Taking care of your feet is a must when you are going on a trek. Not taking proper care of your feet can ruin your trek. To take care proper care of your 
 
feet the following tips might be helpful.
  • Buy good quality comfortable shoes.
  • Clip Your Toenails
  • Apply Powders/Creams/Tapes
  • Wear the Right Socks
  • Wash your feet regularly.
  • Soak your feet for at least 10- 20 minutes at the end of the day.

Getting a Good Night Rest

As it is said ‘Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy and wise’, getting a proper goodnight sleep is very important for everyone. During the trek since your body gets tired after walking all day long a proper sleep is a must. You need to sleep for at least 7-8 hours. A good night sleep helps your body to take rest and recollect the energies that you’ve lost during your trek. For a better sleep we recommend you to carry a sleeping bag with you. The sleeping bag will be provided by the company or you can carry your own if you have. Sleeping Bag is necessary especially when you are trekking to Everest Base Camp because since only basic accommodations are available the blankets might not be enough for you. 

Acclimatization & Sickness.

Acclimatization is very important when you are trekking to an altitude of more than 3500m.  Proper acclimatization helps to reduce the chances of Altitude Sickness. The itinerary is designed with proper acclimatization that will help your body to adopt the lower oxygen content in the air. Once you reached an altitude of 5000m the oxygen content in the air is less than 50% than that of the sea level. One of the main causes of altitude sickness is staying too long at high altitude without proper acclimatization. If in case you suffer from altitude sickness, the guides will notice the symptoms and then drop you to the lower altitude immediately. You have to inform to your guide if you notice any discomfort or symptoms of AMS. Major altitude sickness might need emergency helicopter rescue so make sure your travel insurance covers all the risk including helicopter rescue. 

Note: If you suffer from altitude sickness in the mountain and still want to continue the trek then you can directly call to the office or ask you guide to call to office and make arrangements. In such case you may have to stay at the mountains for some extra days so we suggest you to have at least three extra days than your trek schedule. We charge $70 for extra days in the mountains. Since, there are several groups trekking from the company it is possible for you to join another group during peak seasons. However, it might not be possible during off season and you may have to pay extra charge for the porters and guide. 
To know about the symptoms of Altitude sickness the following content might be helpful.
Know about Altitude 
Hiking or trekking to high altitudes can result altitude sickness and sometimes can be severe as well. So, it is better to have proper acclimatization and stay hydrated and have proper balance diets while trekking to higher altitudes. 
Symptoms of High Altitude sickness
The symptoms of altitude sickness depend upon various factors. These are the primary symptoms of Altitude sickness that can be cured immediately with certain precautions. 
  • lak of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
  • exhaustion or weakness
  • dizziness and insomnia
  • pins and needles
  • shortness of breath upon exertion
  • feeling sleepy
  • general malaise
  • swelling of the hands, feet, and face
If the primary symptoms are left untreated it may result to a serious altitude sickness which may need emergency rescue. The following are the major symptoms of AMS.
  • fever
  • A constant headache that doesn’t respond to any painkillers.
  • increased vomiting
  • constant dry cough often with pinkish sputum
  • numbness and dizziness
  • gradual loss of consciousness

Travel Insurance and Evacuation in emergency 

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our clients traveling with our company. The Nepalese Insurance company doesn’t have travel insurance for foreign people so we recommend you to bring the legal documents with you while coming to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the loss due to theft, injury, delay; inconveniences or any other and the company should not have any liabilities for your personal loss. Make sure your travel insurance also compensate emergencies helicopter evacuation in case of emergencies. 

Pysical Condition & Experience Requirements

No prior training and experience is required to do Everest Base Camp Trek. But, if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world then it can be an added point to your trek to Everest Base Camp. If you can walk up to 6-7 hours a day in an unfamiliar terrain then you can easily trek to Everest Base Camp. It is better if you start taking energy boosting diets and doing some physical exercise a month before the trek. All you need to have is strong willingness and ability to overcome the challenges.

Do and Do Not

Here are some of the things that you have to keep in mind while trekking to Everest Base Camp.
Do’s
  • Walk slowly 
  • Drink purified or boiled water.
  • Eat healthy foods.
  • Get proper Acclimatization.
  • Respect local culture and people.
  •  Bring your regular medicines and first aid kit. 
Don’ts
  • Don’t Get to enthusiastic 
  • Don’t drink water direct from resources.
  • Eat Junk Foods 
  • Neglect the signs of altitude sickness.
  • Disrespect the local culture and traditions. 

Solo Travelers.

The numbers of Solo travelers are increasing rapidly in recent few years in Nepal. Nepal, being a beautiful and peace loving country is also one of the safest countries for solo travelers. However, the cost for solo traveler might be expensive since single supplement is very difficult to find and are expensive as well in the mountain regions. 
Is Solo Travelers Safe in Nepal?
Nepal is one of the safest countries to travel in the world. We see numbers of solo travelers around the streets of the city and trekking areas. Tourism related crimes in Nepal are very less and we Nepalese treat our guests as gods. Even though, it is safe but still you need to be careful while walking to the cities alone during the mid night and we recommend you to hire a guide while trekking. 
Is Female Solo Travelers safe in Nepal? 
Nepal is generally considered safe for women travelers. Nepal might have a conservative society but the people are open to every kind of cultures which helps to stay true. There haven't been many serious crimes against tourists since few years. Yet, travelers are requested to have considerable care while travelling.

Can you trek in Nepal without a guide?

Nepal requires the use of guides and porters such as in some of the regions such as Inner Dolpo, Kanchenjunga and Upper Mustang due to the areas being restricted. However, places such as the Annapurna Conservation Area and Everest Base Camp do not require guides. But we highly recommend to at least having a guide with you. Since, hiring a guide is very cheap in Nepal and it is not safe to travel alone in the mountain region you need to hire a guide for your personal safety. 
Required Permits for Trekking 
The permit required for Everest Base Camp Trek like Sagarmatha National Park Permit, and TIMS card will be managed by the company itself. For this you will need to submit your passport sized photo (2 copies) and a photocopy of your passport in the office

Culture and Custom of Sherpa people

It is highly recommended to our travelers to respect the local culture and custom of Sherpa people. The prayer rocks, walls and flags are meant to be kept to the right at all times. It is a custom to follow what the local people believe.  Also, ask before taking any photographs, many people do not want their photos taken.  

Nepal Travel Tips

Choosing Nepal as your travel destination is one of the best decision that one has to take once in a life. As Nepal offers you so many wonderful travel destinations, fun, adventures and much more once in Nepal is not enough but you have to be well planned and informative about your activities in Nepal before you take off. Nepal is naturally and culturally diverse country and has its distinct identity to the world. Here are some of the travel tips which may help you before you plan your trip for Nepal. 

How to enter Nepal?

You can fly to Nepal from your nearest international airport or you can fly to India and get a direct bus to Kathmandu. Many countries now have a direct flight to Kathmandu. During peak tourist season the tickets gets expensive in this case you can book your ticket early or another cheap option is to fly to India and get a bus or flight.
 

Get a visa or be prepared for queues at the Airport.

Nepalese visa can be obtain at Tribhuvan International Airport on arrival but don’t expect it that easy in peak tourist seasons. You will have to queue for a long time and complete certain procedures, pay fee and then you will get your visa. It is better if you get your visa from an embassy before coming to Nepal. And you might have to wait to collect your baggage for an hour minimum depending the time of your arrival.

Kathmandu’s Pollution “Sorry to share “

Kathmandu being a capital of Nepal is also one of the most populated cities in the world. Nepal is a beautiful country but you may find the capital city a bit different than the rest of Nepal. It’s not that Kathmandu is the worst city but also not as better as the areas you will visit. Because it is the capital of Nepal and major hub for the people all over Nepal you can see the chaos of people in the market areas and because a lot of construction works are going on you may find the city polluted. So, we advise you to wear a mask while roaming around the city.   

UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

 Once you visit in Nepal don’t forget to visit the UNESCO world heritage sites and do make your itinerary accordingly. The heritages sites are full of history, fine arts, cultures and crafts and you won’t regret visiting it.  There are numbers of world heritage sites in Nepal rich in art and cultures which are very important to be taken care of not only for Nepal but for the whole world. The major sites inside Kathmandu valley are Pashupatinath Temple, Soyambhunath Stupa (monkey temple), Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changunarayan Temple and many more. Visiting the UNESCO world heritage site is a must if you are visiting Nepal. 

Don’t Drink Tap Water 

Nepalese are used to drinking water directly from the tap or any sources of water so they don’t get affected. But it is better if you avoid drinking water directly from the tap or any except boiled and bottled mineral water because you are not used to it and it may affect your health. After all ‘Prevention is better than Cure’. 

Foods in Nepal 

Along with so many adventures and exciting travel destinations, Nepal also offers you with so many varieties of delicious cuisines. Do try varieties of foods while travelling to Nepal and give your taste buds a different and a unique taste. You will also find numbers of restaurants serving international cuisines and have the pleasure of trying world famous dishes in Nepal. 

Electricity and Internet in Nepal 

The electricity problem has been improving in context of few years ago but still there might be load shedding. The hotels have inverter and generators so there might not be problem in city areas. To stay connected via internet you can buy the local Sim- card. The internet facilities have been improving in Nepal you can get wifi in almost all of the hotels and cafes but the speed might not be as per your expectations but works satisfactory. 

Safer to travel with an agency in Nepal 

It is not that riskier to travel alone as we see numbers of solo travelers along the streets but if you travel with an agency it is much more comfortable and safer for you. You will not need to worry about documentations, accommodations, transportation and many more. There is also very less chance of getting lost or theft. After all ‘Prevention is better than cure’.  

Contribute to the Locals.

As Nepal is a developing country the per capital income of the people here is very lower than other many countries. If you are travelling to the remote areas then we suggest you to stay in home stays. As it is the source of income for most of the people and your small contribution will help to boost up the local economy. 

Responsible Travel:Be a real tourist 

“Leave only foot-prints, take only photographs” is our principle. We are striving in promoting sustainable tourism. Therefore, our clients are requested to follow minimum impact code while in the trip so that both host (local nature, culture and people) and the travelers benefit for the indefinite years ahead. Our clients are highly encouraged to preserve and conserve nature and natural beauty, respect local people and culture, privacy, stop pollution, protect wildlife and conserve forest. The guests will keep their eyes, ears and mind open, not only to learn from their hosts, but also encourage right behavior. Hence, be a good example for others; spread the word about sustainable tourism.

What types of clothes, gear and climbing equipments requires for EBC with Island Peak Climbing?

Climbing Island Peak involves both trekking and basic mountaineering, so you'll need a combination of trekking gear and climbing equipment.

Here's a general list of clothes, gear, and climbing equipment required for an Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak climbing:

Clothing:

Base Layers:

Moisture-wicking thermal tops and bottoms for warmth and comfort.

Insulating Layers:

Fleece or down jacket for added warmth at higher altitudes.

Outer Layers:

Waterproof and windproof jacket and pants (shell layers) to protect against the elements.

Trekking Pants:

Lightweight, quick-drying pants for trekking.

Gloves:

Thin liner gloves for trekking and climbing, and insulated gloves or mittens for cold conditions.

Headgear:

Warm hat or beanie, sun hat, and neck gaiter or scarf.

Footwear:

Sturdy trekking boots for the trek and insulated climbing boots for the ascent.

Gear and Equipment:

Backpack:

A comfortable, durable backpack for carrying your gear during the trek.

Sleeping Bag:

A warm sleeping bag suitable for cold conditions at higher altitudes.

Trekking Poles:

Trekking poles help with balance and reduce strain on your joints during the trek.

Headlamp:

Essential for early morning starts and late-night activities.

Sunglasses:

UV-protective sunglasses with side shields to protect your eyes from harsh sun glare at high altitudes.

Water Bottles:

Insulated water bottles to stay hydrated along the trail.

First Aid Kit:

A basic first aid kit including altitude sickness medication, pain relievers, and other essentials.

Climbing Equipment:

Harness:

Climbing harness for safety during the ascent.

Crampons:

Attachable spikes that provide traction on icy surfaces.

Ice Axe:

A crucial tool for stability and self-arrest on snowy slopes.

Helmet:

Protective helmet for safety during the climb.

Rope:

Essential for roped sections and safety during the climb.

Carabiners and Slings:

For attaching yourself to the rope and other technical requirements.

How do you prepare for the Island Peak?

Preparing for Island Peak involves a combination of physical training, mental readiness, and logistical planning.

Here's a guide to help you prepare effectively:

Physical Fitness:

Build cardiovascular endurance through activities like hiking, running, cycling, and stair climbing.
Strengthen your leg muscles, core, and upper body with strength training exercises.
Incorporate aerobic exercises to enhance your lung capacity and oxygen utilization.
Focus on flexibility and balance through yoga or stretching routines.


Altitude Adaptation:

Plan gradual acclimatization during the trek to Everest Base Camp. Spend time at higher altitudes to allow your body to adjust to reduced oxygen levels.
Stay well-hydrated to aid acclimatization.
Listen to your body and pay attention to any signs of altitude sickness.


Technical Skills:

Familiarize yourself with basic mountaineering techniques like using crampons, ice axes, and ropes.
If you're new to climbing, consider taking a mountaineering course or practicing on smaller peaks.


Mental Preparation:

Develop mental resilience to face challenges and unexpected situations.
Stay positive and motivated, especially during tough moments.


Gear and Equipment:

Ensure you have all the necessary gear and equipment for both trekking and climbing. Test your equipment before the trip.


Training Hikes:

Go on training hikes to simulate the conditions you'll face during the trek and climb.
Practice carrying a loaded backpack and wearing your trekking and climbing gear.


Health and Nutrition:

Maintain a healthy diet rich in carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats.
Stay hydrated and practice good nutrition habits.


Safety and Knowledge:

Learn about altitude sickness, its symptoms, and prevention measures.
Understand basic mountaineering safety guidelines.


Mental Readiness:

Develop a positive and adaptable mindset to handle changing situations.


Logistics:

Make sure you have all the necessary permits, documents, and reservations.


Guided Expedition:

Consider joining a guided expedition with experienced guides and a reputable trekking agency. They will provide proper training, guidance, and logistical support.

Know more about Nepalese currency.  

  CURRENCY
The Nepalese Rupee (Nepali: रूपैयाँ, symbol: रू, Rs. code: NPR) is the official currency of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. The Nepalese rupee is subdivided into 100 paisa. The issuance of the currency is controlled by the Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank of Nepal. The bank notes are available on 5, 10, 20, 50, 100,500 and 1000 rupees denominations.

What currency works in Nepal?

Nepalese Rupee is used all over Nepal.
Can I use Indian Currency in Nepal?
 Some of the shops and hotels also accept Indian currency of INR 100 but the Indian currency of, Rs 200, Rs. 500 and Rs.2000 rupees denominations has been banned in Nepal. 

How can I get currency in Nepal?

Your travel agent or hotel and they can help you exchange your cash into Nepalese rupees as per the exchange rate generated by Nepal Rastra Bank. This is the easiest way to exchange currency in Nepal. However, if you have a traveler's check you need to visit one of the major banks to do so.

 

How much should we have to pay if we done emergency rescue?

The cost of emergency rescue in the Everest region can vary significantly based on several factors. While I cannot provide the most current rates, I can give you a general idea of what to expect and consider when it comes to emergency rescue costs.

Factors Affecting Cost:

Severity of the Situation:

The seriousness of the medical condition or the emergency will impact the complexity of the rescue operation and, subsequently, the cost.

Location:

The altitude and remoteness of the location can influence the difficulty of the rescue and affect the cost.

Means of Evacuation:

Whether you require a ground rescue or a helicopter evacuation will significantly impact the cost. Helicopter evacuations are generally more expensive due to the specialized equipment and coordination involved.

Provider and Location:

Different rescue service providers may have varying rates. Additionally, costs can differ between regions.

Average Range of Costs:

Helicopter rescue costs in the Everest region could range from $5,000 to $10,000 or more. However, it's important to note that these numbers are approximate and can vary greatly based on the factors mentioned above.

Travel Insurance:

Having comprehensive travel insurance that covers emergency medical evacuation and rescue is highly recommended for treks and climbs in remote areas. Many insurance policies provide coverage for such situations, including helicopter evacuations when medically necessary.

Important Notes:

Read Your Policy:

Before your trip, carefully review your travel insurance policy to understand the coverage it offers for medical emergencies and rescue situations.

Immediate Contact:

In the event of an emergency, contact your insurance provider as soon as possible. They will guide you on the necessary steps to take.

Local Assistance:

Your trekking agency or guide can assist in coordinating emergency rescues, especially if you're unable to do so yourself.

Prevention and Preparedness:

While accidents can happen, proper acclimatization, following safety guidelines, and being prepared for the conditions can help mitigate risks.

How does island peak compared to Everest?

Island Peak (Imja Tse) and Mount Everest are distinct peaks with different characteristics, challenges, and experiences.

Here's a comparison between the two:

Altitude:

Everest: Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world, standing at 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) above sea level.
Island Peak: Island Peak is a trekking peak in the Everest region, reaching an altitude of 6,189 meters (20,305 feet).
Difficulty:

Everest: Climbing Everest is an incredibly challenging and technical endeavor, requiring advanced mountaineering skills, high-altitude experience, and careful planning. It's a long and demanding expedition with significant risks.
Island Peak: While Island Peak is technically less challenging than Everest, it still requires basic mountaineering skills such as using crampons and ice axes. It's suitable for individuals with some climbing experience and good physical fitness.


Climbing Route:

Everest: There are various routes to climb Everest, each with different levels of technical difficulty and challenges. Climbing Everest involves several camps, acclimatization rotations, and multiple days of exposure to high altitudes.
Island Peak: The climbing route of Island Peak involves glacier travel, ascending a steep ice and snow slope, and summiting a ridge. It typically takes a few days from Base Camp to summit and back.


Duration:

Everest: Climbing Everest can take several weeks to over two months, considering the time needed for acclimatization, climbing rotations, and waiting for weather windows.
Island Peak: The entire Island Peak climb is usually completed within a few weeks, including the trek to Base Camp, acclimatization, and the ascent.


Experience:

Everest: Climbing Everest is a pinnacle achievement for experienced mountaineers and often requires previous high-altitude climbing experience.
Island Peak: Island Peak is more attainable for climbers with basic mountaineering skills and prior trekking experience.


Goals:

Everest: Climbing Everest is a lifelong dream for many mountaineers, often seen as the ultimate challenge in the climbing world.
Island Peak: Island Peak offers a taste of high-altitude mountaineering and serves as an excellent introduction to climbing in the Himalayas.


Safety Considerations:

Everest: Due to its extreme altitude and technical challenges, climbing Everest comes with higher risks and requires meticulous preparation, experienced guides, and careful attention to safety.
Island Peak: While it has its own challenges, Island Peak is considered safer and more achievable for climbers with proper training and guidance.

Transportation, Flight and Arrival Information

We will send our representatives from Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd at Tribhuvan International Airport a bit earlier than your arrival. As you land at Tribhuvan International Airport and complete your immigration process you will see our representatives holding a placard of your and company’s name. They will welcome you in a Nepali style offering some flowers and then transfer you to the hotel in our own private luxurious vehicle. You will meet rest of the team members in the hotel. The next day you will have your breakfast at the hotel or drive to the airport for your flight to Lukla depending upon the flight schedule. The costs includes Airport to Hotel pickup and drop for both domestic and international flights. You will meet the rest of the team members in Lukla and only guide will be going along with you from Kathmandu.

Communication during Everest Base Camp Trek.

For some trekking can be a short break from social medias and internet whereas for some internet and communication is a means to stay connected with near and dear ones during trekking. While travelling in the remotest areas you may not have facilities of telephone and internet. However, in recent days the Internet and Communication facilities during your trek to Everest Base Camp is improving rapidly. The region now has 3G and 4G coverage as well.
Satellite phone 
If you want to have the best networks throughout your trek to Everest Base Camp you can use satellite phone throughout the trial. You can rent the sat phones or bring your own. 

Wi-Fi
Most of the tea houses and lodges now provide Wi-Fi service. You can get free Wi-Fi in Everest View hotel and some of the lodges. But most of the lodges take extra charge for Wi-Fi. They charge you normally $5 for unlimited Wi-Fi coverage. However, the speed of the internet may not be faster like that of the cities. 

Mobile data 
Mobile Data can be the cheaper way to get in touch with your family and friends in the Everest Region. You can buy a local sim card from a private company in Nepal and activate your data. The cost od data pack varies per MB. A telecommunication company in Nepal, NCELL has launched 3G connectivity since 2010.  So you can have a better internet experience in the Everest Region through mobile data as well. 
FAQs

What is the difficulty grade for Island Peak?

Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse is graded as 2B in difficulties which is classified as a challenging trekking peak in Nepal. It requires a combination of trekking and basic mountaineering skills. Climbers must have a good level of physical fitness, previous trekking experience at high altitudes, and the ability to adapt to changing weather conditions. The climb involves technical aspects such as crossing glaciers, ascending steep ice and snow slopes, and using basic mountaineering equipment like crampons and ice axes. While Island Peak is achievable for climbers with proper training and guidance, it is important to be prepared for the physical demands and technical challenges presented by this high-altitude climb.

Is Island Peak hard to climb?

 

Climbing Island Peak requires a moderate to high level of mountaineering skills and physical fitness. While not as technically demanding as some of the higher Himalayan peaks, it still presents challenges such as navigating through glaciers, ascending steep ice and snow sections, and using basic mountaineering equipment. Altitude also plays a significant role, and climbers must acclimatize properly to mitigate the risk of altitude-related issues. With proper training, preparation, and experienced guides, Island Peak can be successfully climbed by individuals with prior trekking experience and a willingness to face the physical and mental demands of high-altitude mountaineering.

Is Island Peak worth it?

Climbing Island Peak can be a highly rewarding and memorable experience for those seeking an introduction to Himalayan mountaineering and a chance to stand atop a significant peak. The climb offers stunning panoramic views of some of the world's highest mountains, including Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. It provides a sense of accomplishment and adventure, allowing trekkers to transition from trekking to basic mountaineering in a relatively accessible manner. However, it's essential to weigh your personal goals, physical fitness, and comfort level with technical challenges before embarking on the climb. With proper preparation, guidance, and a passion for adventure, Island Peak can offer an incredible opportunity to push your limits and create lasting memories amidst the grandeur of the Himalayas.

How much does it cost to climb Island Peak?

The cost of climbing Island Peak can vary widely depending on several factors, including the trekking agency you choose, the services included in the package, the duration of the expedition, and the level of support provided. On average, the cost of climbing Island Peak can range from around $2,000 to $4,000 USD per person. This cost typically covers permits, guide and porter services, accommodation during the trek, climbing equipment, food, transportation, and other logistical expenses. It's important to choose a reputable agency that provides experienced guides, proper training, and safety measures. Additionally, keep in mind that the cost may not include international flights, personal trekking gear, travel insurance, and personal expenses. Be sure to research and compare different agencies' offerings to find the one that best fits your budget and requirements.

What types of permit documents are require for EBC with Island Peak Climbing and its cost ?

For a trek that includes both Everest Base Camp and climbing Island Peak, you will need several permits and documents to ensure a legal and safe journey. The required permits typically include:

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit:

This permit is required to enter Sagarmatha National Park, where both Everest Base Camp and Island Peak are located.

For foreign nationals: Approximately $30 to $35 USD

For SAARC nationals: Approximately $15 to $20 USD

TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card:

The TIMS card is a record of trekkers in Nepal and helps authorities keep track of tourists in the region.

For foreign individual trekkers: Approximately $20 USD

For SAARC individual trekkers: Approximately $6 USD

For foreign group trekkers: Approximately $10 USD per person

Island Peak Climbing Permit:

Since Island Peak is classified as a trekking peak, you'll need a climbing permit specifically for this peak. This permit allows you to attempt the climb and includes the fee for climbing.

The climbing permit for Island Peak typically costs around $350 to $500 USD, depending on the season and regulations.

Local Area Permit:

Some areas within the Sagarmatha National Park also require a separate local area permit which could cost around $20 to $25 USD.

What are the best season for EBC with Island Peak Climbing?

The best seasons for trekking to Everest Base Camp and climbing Island Peak are during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) periods. These seasons offer the most favorable weather and optimal conditions for a successful and enjoyable trek and climb:

Spring (Pre-Monsoon): March to May

Spring is one of the most popular and preferred seasons for this trek and climb.

The weather is generally stable, with clear skies and mild temperatures, making it ideal for trekking and climbing.

The trails are adorned with colorful rhododendron blooms in lower altitudes.

Good visibility allows for spectacular views of the surrounding peaks.

 

Autumn (Post-Monsoon): September to November

Autumn is another prime season for this adventure.

The weather is clear and dry, providing excellent visibility for mountain views.

The temperatures are moderate, making trekking and climbing comfortable.

This season is less crowded than spring but still attracts a good number of trekkers and climbers.

Do we need a guide and porter in EBC with Island Peak Climbing?

Yes, hiring a guide and porter for an Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak climbing is highly recommended, if not essential.

Here's why:

Guide:

A knowledgeable and experienced guide familiar with the routes, trails, and local customs can greatly enhance your trekking and climbing experience.

Guides provide valuable information about the region, culture, and history, making the journey more insightful and meaningful.

They ensure your safety and well-being by monitoring your health, managing altitude acclimatization, and responding to any emergencies.

Guides handle communication with local lodges, arrange accommodations, and manage logistics, allowing you to focus on enjoying the trek.

 

Porter:

Hiring a porter allows you to trek with a lighter backpack, reducing physical strain and allowing you to better enjoy the trek.

Porters are familiar with the trails and the altitude, and they can help carry your gear, leaving you more energy to enjoy the trek and focus on the climb.

Hiring a porter also supports the local economy by providing employment to the local community.

 

For Island Peak climbing, having an experienced climbing guide is particularly important due to the technical nature of the climb, the need for proper equipment handling, and the safety considerations involved in high-altitude mountaineering.

Can you see Everest from Island Peak?

Yes, from the summit of Island Peak (Imja Tse), you can indeed enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Everest (8,848 meters / 29,029 feet) along with other iconic peaks of the Everest region. The panoramic vista includes some of the world's highest mountains, such as Lhotse (the fourth highest peak), Nuptse, Makalu, and other Himalayan giants. This view is one of the highlights of climbing Island Peak, offering climbers a unique perspective of Everest and the surrounding Himalayan landscape that is truly awe-inspiring and rewarding.

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