Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing

Mt Ama Dablam
Sunset View rpm Pangbuche Village
Duration19 Days
Trip GradeStrenuous
CountryNepal
Maximum Altitude6,189m
Best TimeSpring & Autumn

Overview

The Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak Climbing is one of the fascinating and adventurous journeys that combines two stunning aspects of trekking to the Everest Base Camp (EBC) and climbing Island Peak at the same time. This trip is suitable for those who are looking for an additional thrill on the regular Everest Base Camp trekking itinerary

Imja Tse peaks, which are commonly known as island peaks with an altitude of 6,189 m, are normally done with Everest Base Camp with very little technical mountaineering skills and aspects. Hence, the island peak is one of the most popular choices among the 6,000 meters in Nepal

The 19-day Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing trip begins after a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu to the world’s most extreme airport, Lukla Airport. The Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing Trail goes through lush green forests and picturesque villages to Phakding and Manjo. Furthermore, the trail gradually ascends through the Sagarmatha National Park to Namche Bazaar, a popular sherpa town in the heart of Khumbu

The Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing Trail passes through the Sherpa villages and rhododendron forests to Tengboche and Pangboche before reaching the second phase of acclimatization in Dingboche. Before doing Island Peak, we head towards Gorakshep, pass Lobuche, and reach Everest Base Camp.

You can explore the Khumbu glacier and enjoy panoramic views of mountains including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Nuptse, and many more stunning snowy peaks near Everest Base Camp. Further, the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing ascends to the most popular viewpoint in Nepal, Kalapatthar, for the gorgeous sunrise and sunset view. 

After a must-visit trek in the Himalayas, you continue to get back to Dingboche village for the next challenge to summit Island Peak. Finally, after Dingboche, we head towards the Island Peak base camp via Chukkung village. At base camp, we organize pre-climbing training where you’ll get valuable input from our experienced climbing guide. This is a very important opportunity to enhance your climbing skills as well. 

At the same time, you can experience the majestic views of glaciers, snowy peaks, and amazing glaciers. Next, in the early morning, wake up and start ascending towards the Island Peak Summit and enjoy the astonishing view of the sunrise, mountains, and Khumbu valleys. In your journey, your climbing guide will be there for every obstacle and difficulty. At last, the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak lets you experience the true beauty of nature with adventure. 

We offer different Everest Base Camp Trek packages that you can check out in our trekking in the Everest region section. Likewise, we offer genuine Everest Base Camp Trek with island peak climbing costs without risking safety. We have opened our Everest Base Camp Trek 2024 booking. 

For further details regarding the Everest Region trekking, feel free to contact us anytime. We also have a package for the Everest base camp trek and return by helicopter. The journey from Lukla to Everest base camp and return by helicopter is stunning. 

YOU’LL SEE AND EXPERIENCE

  • Get to know the art, architecture, and history of Nepali people during the Kathmandu Valley Excursion
  • Take a thrilling flight to Lukla and enjoy sensational aerial views of the Himalayas
  • Trek through the lush forests of Sagarmatha National Park, crossing many suspension bridges and cold streams
  • Pass by remote mountain villages and lovely waterfalls
  • Spend acclimatization day in Namche Bazar and Dingboche
  • Get to see the lifestyle and culture of mountain people
  • Visit Tengboche monastery and Khumjung monastery
  • Relish stunning landscapes and indulge in the rich cultural heritage of Sherpas
  • Explore Everest Base Camp and witness a gorgeous sunrise from Kala Patthar
  • Experience the popular peak summit in the Khumbu region, Island Peak 
  • Breathtaking views of snowy peaks, landscapes, valleys, and glaciers from the top of Island Peak. 
  • Witness breath-taking panoramas of Himalayan mountains throughout the journey

WHY CHOOSE MYSTIC ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS FOR THE EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK WITH ISLAND PEAK CLIMBING?

3S: Safety, Success, and Satisfaction

Booking an Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing package with Mystic Adventure Holidays offers superior service and benefits. Here's why:

Planning your trip with Mystic Adventure Holidays means paying the lowest cost with no commission fees. Additionally, you'll benefit from:

  • Client Safety: Our trips are organized with the utmost safety in mind.
  • Best Price Guarantee: Ensuring you get the best value.
  • Free Transfers: Complimentary airport-to-hotel and return transfers in a private vehicle.
  • Expert Guides: Trained, government-licensed local guides with extensive route knowledge.
  • Support for Locals: Helping local communities earn a living through tourism.
  • Health Monitoring: Oximeters to monitor oxygen levels during high-altitude treks.
  • Medical Preparedness: Guides equipped with medical kits to handle any situations that may arise. 
  • Essential Gear: Arrangements for sleeping bags and down jackets.
  • Free Storage: Secure storage at our office for extra luggage during your tour.
  • Convenience: Duffel bags for transferring items to be carried during the journey.
  • Porter Service: A free porter to help carry your heavy bags.

By choosing Mystic Adventure Holidays, you ensure a safe, successful, and satisfying adventure in the Himalayas.

Itinerary

At Mystic Adventure Holidays, our intention is always to follow the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing Itinerary. However, due to the nature of travel, we may need to make slight changes because of unforeseen circumstances such as weather-related cancellations or delays of domestic flights, natural disasters like landslides, newly enacted laws, political unrest, or trekkers' health issues, including altitude sickness. While the itinerary is brief and fixed, it also includes flexible areas. Therefore, we advise travelers to allow a few extra days in Nepal.

We highly recommend that you arrive one day before the trip starts to rest and purchase any necessary clothing, gear, and equipment for the hike. You can also use this extra day for a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, acclimatizing, or rescheduling international flights in case of potential weather delays or domestic flight cancellations.

We appreciate your flexibility and look forward to providing you with an unforgettable adventure!

It is our regular day-to-day itinerary if you are looking for a customized itinerary. Don't hesitate to contact us.

Trip PlanExpand all

Nepal's capital city, Kathmandu, is situated in a valley encircled on all sides by gorgeous verdant hills. Let's say you arrive via the Airways. With our corporate flag flying, the Mystic Adventure Vacations representative will be in the airport terminal. Culture of Nepal"Namaste" (which means "I greet the god within you") is said with the palms of one's hands pressed together in front of the chest. Together with garlands, red tika (tilak) on your forehead, and khadas (Buddhist shawls) or garlands, there can be a bow or nod of the head, depending on the status of the person you are welcoming. When someone enters in Nepal, garlands and tilak are considered a sign of honor to extend a sincere greeting. Our representative will greet you, drop you off at your hotel, and assist you with the entire check-in process. Our agent will greet you at your destination if you arrive by car.

There aren't any events scheduled for you. You are free to rest and go exploring if you'd like to see what's around you. Spend the night in a Kathmandu hotel

You may have learned how to say "Namaste" or "Dhanyabad" to someone when you first arrived in Nepal, but you should be aware that this ancient civilization, rich in history and culture, still adheres to its own set of beliefs and customs centuries after it was founded. Here is a collection of social graces that are specific to Nepal that may come in handy during your trips there to help you avoid being impolite and embarrassing in public. Nepal's roads are incredibly unreliable. There are often many traffic bottlenecks on roads since they are often used. Most places also lack traffic lights, so you have to rely on the hand signals made by the traffic police when you're driving. 
visiting places of worship and UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • Swoyambhu Nath Stupa
  • Boudhnath Stupa
  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square 
  • Patan Durbar Square
Max Altitude: 1,350m Meals: Welcome DinnerAccommodation: Apsara Boutique HotelDuration: 30-45 minDistance: 6km

Today's sightseeing tour in Kathmandu will give you a good insight into Nepali art and architecture. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath. All of these monuments hold great importance in the history of Nepal. Later in the evening, you will meet with the trek guide and have a quick briefing session about the trek.

 

Max Altitude: 1,350m Meals: BreakfastAccommodation: Apsara Boutique HotelDuration: Full day

After early morning breakfast, you will take a short 30-minute flight to the starting point of the trek, Lukla. The flight offers stunning aerial views of the Himalayan mountains. Upon landing at the Lukla airport, meet with the porters and begin descending towards Phakding village. It will be a three-hour trek today. The trail goes along the Dudh Koshi River and lush forests. The entire trekking time would be 3-4 hours approximately. 

 

Max Altitude: 2,650m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard LodgeDuration: 25-30 min flight & 3-4 hrs trekDistance: 144 km

We will register our permits and begin trekking towards the Namche Bazar. By crossing the Hillary Bridge, you will enter the national park. The trial offers frequent glimpses of Mt. Everest. Along the way, you pass by many small villages and waterfalls. The route to Namche Bazar steeply ascends through dense forests, crossing many suspension bridges and streams. The entire time would be 5–6 hours, approximately. 

 

Max Altitude: 3,440m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard LodgeDuration: 5–6 hoursDistance: 10 km

Today is our first rest day to acclimatize our body with the elevation. We will spend the day exploring the village and going on a half-day hike to The Everest View Hotel, which offers breathtaking views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. Likewise, we can also hike to Khumjung village, where you can visit the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. Later, spend the evening mingling with Sherpas. 

 

Max Altitude: 3,880m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard LodgeDuration: Full day

The trail from Namche Bazar ascends through beautiful rhododendron forests and picturesque mountain villages. You can see a range of mountain views along the way. The view of Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Thamserku is impressive as you approach Tengboche. The trail passes the Imja Khola and takes you to your last destination for the day. Here, you will get to visit the largest monastery in the Khumbu region, the Tengboche Monastery. In the evening, you will join Puja.

 

Max Altitude: 3,700m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard TeahouseDuration: 4-5 hoursDistance: 9-10 kilometers

If you can wake up early, then catch the sunrise over Ama Dablam before moving towards Dingboche. Trust us, it will be one of the best sunrises you will see in your life. The trail from Tengboche crosses Imja Khola and passes by the hamlet of Pangboche. You can see many colorful prayer flags, mani walls, chortens, and prayer wheels along the way. The trail goes through Orsho, and you will reach Dingboche village.

 

Max Altitude: 4,410m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard TeahouseDuration: 3-4 hoursDistance: 7-8 kilometers

Today is a crucial acclimatization day to adjust your body to the altitude and let you rest before pushing further toward Everest Base Camp. You will explore the village and hike to the nearby viewpoint to witness breathtaking panoramas of Mt. Kantega, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and many other mountains. 

 

Max Altitude: 5,080m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard TeahouseDuration: Full day

The air from here onwards begins to thin as you gain altitude. Likewise, the landscape becomes more bare and desolate. The route gradually climbs towards Lobuche, a fine village located at the foot of Lobuche Peak.

 

Max Altitude: 4,910m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard TeahouseDuration: 5-6 hoursDistance: 11 kilometers

It's a big day. The trail finally takes you to the EBC. Leaving Lobuche behind, you will ascend and reach Gorak Shep. Making your way through the Khumbu Glacier, you will walk on boulders, loose rocks, and small craters. 

Upon reaching Everest Base Camp, you will feel a great sense of achievement and see mountaineers getting ready to push toward the top of Mt. Everest. You will not see the top of Everest from its base camp because other giant mountains cover it. Spend some time here and descend to Gorak Shep to spend the night. 

 

Max Altitude: 5,364m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard TeahouseDuration: 6-7 hrsDistance: 11 km

Today, we will wake up early in the morning and hike to the famous Kala Patthar to witness gorgeous sunrises and 360-degree views of snowy peaks like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, and Changtse. After taking some pictures and resting, we will descend to Dingboche village for the Island Peak summit. 

 

Max Altitude: 4,410m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard TeahouseDuration: 8-9 hrsDistance: 16 km

From Dingboche, we will leisurely start following the Imja Valley with great views of Ama Dablam dominating the skyline and follow the moraines that flow from Lhotse towards the sand flats at Pareshaya Gyab. Then we will reach a place with a few guesthouses in Chukung. We will rest and prepare for the peak. It will take 3–4 hours from Dingboche to reach Chukkung village. 

 

Max Altitude: 4,730m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard TeahouseDuration: 3-4 hrsDistance: 7 kilometers

After a 2-3 hour walk from Chukung village, you will arrive at Island Peak base camp, where the tented camps will be. After lunch, our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and using climbing gear such as ice axes, climbing boots and crampons, harnesses, ascenders, and how to go up and down using ropes. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training experience for Island Peak Climbing, we believe that some training experience will boost your confidence and climbing skills, thus increasing your chances of scaling the summit as well as fully enjoying the experience. Overnight at the tent camp; breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Max Altitude: 5,100m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Campaign TentDuration: 4-5 hoursDistance: 6 kilometers

Today is the Island Peak Ascent (6,189 m). We will begin our climb early in the morning, generally around 1 a.m. In the beginning, we will climb the rock gully. This is not difficult, but there are several short rock steps to climb before we emerge on the right side of the gully. The route then follows a ridgeline, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. We will need to rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses. The guides will fix a rope wherever necessary. A steep snow slope leads us onto the summit ridge. After enjoying the summit views, and taking pictures, we will descend to Dingboche for an overnight stay. Overnight stay at the guesthouse/tent, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

 

Max Altitude: 6,189m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard TeahouseDuration: 12 hrs summit & 3-4 hr trekDistance: 1000m summit & 6 km trek

Leaving the mountains behind us, our descent takes us through the various towns of Dingboche, Somare, Pangboche, Debuche, and finally Tengboche Monastery. You can also participate in regular evening prayers in the monastery, and the backdrops of Mt. Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest make your journey remarkable. 

 

Max Altitude: 3,875m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard TeahouseDuration: 6-7 hoursDistance: 17 kilometers

The trail retraces its steps back to Namche Bazar. You will trek through lush forests and remote villages. Here, you will get to visit the largest monastery in the Khumbu region, the Tengboche Monastery. You can explore the monastery before coming back to Namche. Rest and relax in Namche Bazar. Enjoy the mountain lifestyle and coffee shops and restaurants. 

 

Max Altitude: 3,440m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard LodgeDuration: 4-5 hoursDistance: 9 kilometers

After having breakfast, you will follow a steep downhill route through dense forests, crossing many suspension bridges and villages, to reach Monjo. The trail then passes by Phakding village and ascends to Lukla.

 

Max Altitude: 2,840m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard LodgeDuration: 6-7 hoursDistance: 18 kilometers

Another scenic flight from Lukla will take you back to Kathmandu. The flight will be short. You will have an entire day in Kathmandu to explore tourist sites, shop, and relax. Farewell dinner in the evening.

 

Max Altitude: 1,350m Meals: BreakfastAccommodation: Apsara Boutique HotelDuration: 25-30 minutesDistance: 138 kilometers

We suggest you manage one extra day for contingency. If the flight from Lukla does not get delayed or you do not see any unforeseen adverse weather on the trail, then you will have one extra day in Kathmandu to enjoy and explore. Also, sometimes the weather window is not open for the Island Peak summit as well, so in such a case, a day extra would be best for this trip. 

 

Max Altitude: 1,350m Meals: BreakfastAccommodation: Apsara Boutique HotelDuration: Full day

Here concludes the journey. Today, it is time for you to return home. Our Mystic Adventure Holidays airport representative will send you off 3.5 hours prior to your arrival in Kathmandu, following a traffic jam that we observe, and upon your arrival. will assist you with check-out and transport you to the airport before the time of your flight. Time has come to bid Dieu. We dress you in traditional khada in anticipation of your safe journey and good fortune.  It's time to say farewell. Thank you so much for giving me a chance to plan your trip. I am glad to be part of your Nepal journey. I hope you have a wonderful time in Nepal. see you again, Nepal, once, but never enough. Have a safe flight back to your home. Best wishes from Mystic Adventure Holidays.

 

Max Altitude: 1350m Meals: BreakfastDuration: 30-45 minDistance: 6km
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Included
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off during international arrivals and departures in private vehicles
  • Welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with a cultural performance in Kathmandu
  • 3x nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (Asara Boutique Hotel) or similar category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Twin-sharing best available tea house accommodations during the trekking and one-night accommodation in the campaign tent in Island Peak Base Camp
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
  • guided city tour in Kathmandu in a private vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking, trained, and experienced staff, including trekking guides (leaders), expedition guides (leader), and necessary porters
  • Crew team's daily salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodations
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu round-trip flight fare or Ramechhap-Lukla-Ramechhap during the peak season
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), 3x tea/coffee, and 1x soup per day during the trekking and climbing
  • Seasonal fruits such as Apples and pomegranate as dessert during the entire trekking and climbing
  • Porter during the trekking ( 1 Porter for 2 clients)
  • All necessary paperwork: TIMS Card, Trekking Permit, Island Peak Climbing Permit, and Sagarmatha National Park Permit
  • Good-quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping in Island Peak Base Camp
  • The porter will transport the Mystic Adventure Holidays trekking duffel bag, which the company will provide (and return at the end of the trek).
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment such as fixed rope and ladder (if required)
  • Medical kit carried by your trekking leader
  • Mystic Adventure Holidays T-shirt, trip accomplishment certificate at the end of the trip and nice design mug with your photo
  • Government taxes and company service charges
Excluded
  • International flight tickets 
  • City sightseeing entrance fees 
  • Equipment & gear are all yours
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking equipment and gear
  • Personal climbing guide, if requested
  • Nepal Arrival Visa: learn more about the visa for Nepal 
  • Tips for your trek guide (Expected at the end of the trek)
  • Tips for porters and drivers (expected)
  • High-altitude Travel Insurance for trekking and climbing and rescue insurance, Helicopter rescue, and any kind of insurance-related things (Travel and rescue insurance (Mandatory))
  • Extra-night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary (payment once when starting trip, no refund)
  • Donations for local people, hospitals, and schools (not compulsory)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Compulsory to Tips For Guide and supporting staff (minimum . 15% of Paying amount)
  • Summit Bonus to climbing Guide: not less than 200 USD 
  • All the expenses, i.e., those not mentioned in the included section
  • Noted: In case you want to cancel or return something that happened on the mountain, you don't get refund Check the terms and conditions 
Route Map
EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing
Altitude Chart
EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing
Dates & Availability

The following departure dates are specially designed for group joining options:. Start dates mean arrival dates in Nepal. If these dates are not suitable for you, you can book the trip at your own pace as well. We will run fully customized and private trips in Nepal as well.

Essential Info

Everest base camp trek with Island Peak Climbing difficulty

Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing is a strenuous trek with a fair share of challenging, steep ascents and descents. Mind you, descents are as difficult as ascents, so don't take it lightly and be careful on the track. You will be walking 6 to 7 hours a day at a minimum; therefore, you have to be in good health and fitness. 

The trail winds through dense forests and the region gets remote with an increase in elevation. You have to walk in thin air before touching EBC and the summit of Island Peak, which can get challenging for some trekkers. Along with that, you always have to look for altitude sickness and make sure you do not get any symptoms. You can learn more about altitude sickness here.

Permit for EBC Trek & Island Peak Climbing 

After decentralization, you no longer need a TIMS card to trek in the Everest region. Now, you will need the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit to trek to EBC, along with the Island Peak Summit permit. 

  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance permit cost: NPR 2000 per person 
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit cost: NPR 3000 per person
  • Island Peak Summit Permit costs 250 dollars (during the spring season), 125 dollars (during the autumn season), and 70 dollars for the off-season.

You can get both of these permits from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or Monjo.

*Note: If you are trekking from Jiri, then you will need an extra permit called the Gaurishankar Conservation Area permit, which costs $3000 per person.

Best time to go on EBC Trek & Island Peak Climbing 

To enjoy the trek to its fullest, you have to trek in spring and autumn. Spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) are the best times of the year to go on EBC treks and Island Peak Climbing. These seasons have moderate climates and stable weather. 

The trail sees hundreds of flowers bloom in the spring. Autumn adds the warmth of festivity to the environment as the Nepalese celebrate their biggest festivals in this season. Trekking Everest Base Camp in winter is possible, but you have to be well prepared to face cold and possible trail blockage. monsoon is not a good time of year to trek to the Everest region. However, with less expectation of mountain views and slippery trails, you can still trek during this season as well. 

Food & Accommodation during EBC Trek & Island Peak Climbing

The EBC Trek and Island Peak Climbing Route are some of the most developed trekking routes in the Himalayas; therefore, you will get both luxury and budget-friendly accommodations. Our Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing package includes a lodge stay. The rooms will be small, with limited furniture and a double bed. Likewise, the washroom will be shared or private, depending upon the lodge. 

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the trek. The food will be served as per the menu of the lodge. You can get dishes like rice, curries, momo, noodles, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, soup, toast, eggs, meat, veggies, porridge, bakery items, tea, coffee, thukpa, etc. 

Everest base camp trek with Island Peak Climbing price

The EBC trek with island peak climbing package price in Mystic Adventure Holidays is just US$2550.

Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing Weather and Temperature

The Everest base camp with Island Peak Climbing is a high-altitude area where you can feel the temperature variations throughout the year. The weather conditions are unpredictable. Below is a brief overview of the average weather and temperatures in the Everest base camp area. 

  • Spring season: During the spring season, the daytime temperature ranges from 14 to 16 degrees Celsius and the nighttime temperature ranges from 0 to -2 degrees Celsius.
  • Monsoon season: During the monsoon season, the normal temperature at daytime is 22 degrees Celsius and the temperature at nighttime is 4 degrees Celsius. 
  • Autumn season: The daytime temperature is around 17 degrees Celsius and the nighttime temperature is -8 degrees Celsius. 
  • Winter season: The winter season is cold, especially in the Himalayan region, like Everest base camp and its areas. The daytime temperature is -5 degrees Celsius and the nighttime temperature is -15 degrees Celsius. 

Flight, transportation, and luggage for the EBC trek with Island Peak Climbing

When going on the ebc trek with Island Peak Climbing, you should be serious about flight prebookings, transportation planning, and luggage packing. Below is some useful information regarding the flight transportation and luggage for the ebc trek. 

  • International and internal Flights: If you are traveling from abroad, then you will need a visa and passport. Visa on arrival is only for some countries; make sure to check your eligibility for the visa on arrival before booking the flight. You can carry 23 kg, including your hold baggage and hand luggage, on your international flight. If you choose to travel to Lukla via flight, then you can carry up to 15 kg for the internal flights. For extra weight on luggage, you need to pay an extra charge. 
  • Luggage needed for the trek: For your trek to EBC with Island Peak Climbing, a duffel bag of 80L capacity and a 50-65L backpack are enough for carrying essential equipment like gear and other items. Typically, the porter will carry the duffel bag while you are responsible for carrying your backpack. You may need a small, 20–30-liter day backpack to carry your essentials during the day’s hike. 

Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing altitude sickness

High-altitude sickness is common in high-altitude areas like Everest Base Camp. So, before going on the Everest base camp trek with Island Peak Climbing, prepare yourself for the coming challenges and possible altitude-related risks. Some of the common symptoms seen in patients facing altitude sickness are shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite, erratic sleep, and insomnia. 

Acclimatization makes your body to adapt the increasing altitude and decreasing oxygen levels. In case of any emergencies, descend to the lower altitudes quickly. The above symptoms can be overcome by following enough acclimatization strategies. Slow ascent, taking rest while climbing, sleeping at lower altitudes, staying hydrated, and having nutritious foods also help acclimate at higher altitudes. 

Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing Trekking grade

The Everest base camp with Island peak climbing is a very strenuous trek. Some of the key factors that contribute to the difficulty of the ebc trek are higher altitude levels of up to 6,189 m, paths with steep ascents and descents, rocky trails, glaciers, long walking hours, basic accommodations, and so on. 

While preparing for the challenges, adequate acclimatization, a good level of physical fitness, and proper gear can help overcome the challenges. 

 Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing Toilet and shower facilities

The toilet facilities in the Everest base camp trek with Island Peak Climbing are basic, like traditional squat-type toilets. In some newly built houses, you can see the western-style flush toilets. Bring your toilet paper, as there may not be toilet paper available in some teahouses.

Moreover, hot shower facilities are available in lower-altitude areas like Lukla and Namche Bazaar. You don’t have to pay extra money for the hot showers in these areas. When you go to higher altitudes, the same hot shower may be expensive for you.  In places near the Everest base camp, there may not be available shower facilities. You have to shower by using buckets. And in some teahouses, there may be a cold shower option only. 

EBC trek with with Island Peak Climbing Telephone, Internet, and Electricity

In most of the teahouses, you can find the electricity generated from the solar panels. Charging facilities may be available; it is better to carry a power bank for your convenience. In terms of internet facilities, you can get internet facilities, just like charging facilities, in the lower altitudes. 

However, it may be difficult to find reliable internet facilities. For telephone facilities, buy a local sim card before going for the Everest base camp trek with Island Peak Climbing. Just keep in mind that the local SIM card may not work in some places. 

Trekking Equipments for Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak Climbing

The trekking equipment required for trekking Everest base camp with Island Peak Climbing are:

  •  Clothes: The essential clothes include Thermal tops and leggings (3+ sets), Trekking trousers (2 pairs), Underwear (minimum 3 pairs), Trekking socks (4+ pairs),  Light gloves, a Sunhat with ear protection, a Waterproof jacket, and trousers, Insulating jacket (down or synthetic) and so on. 
  • Essentials like water bottles, headlamps with spare batteries, Sunglasses and hard case, Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF, Toiletries and towels, Basic first aid kit, Trekking poles, and so on. 
  • Sturdy trekking boots with ankle support
  • A 35-45L day backpack for daily use and a duffel bag of 80L capacity
  • Season sleeping bag and sleeping pad for insulation, warmth, and comfort. 

Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing: Customize Itineraries and Trip Extensions

Everest base camp trek with Island Peak Climbing itinerary can be customized and trips can be extended further based on your preferences and fitness level. The customization of the trek itinerary means extra days for acclimatization days, side trips to nearby landmarks, and so on. 

The trip extensions include visiting the nearby villages, monasteries, or viewpoints, or even extending your trek to include other destinations. As a mystic adventure representative, we will organize, customize, and extend your trekking journey through the Himalayas. 

Tips to make the journey smooth

  • Doble checks all the gear and clothing before embarking on the trek.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and fill it in the lodges or tea shops along the route. It will save you a lot of money and also keep the environment clean.
  • You may not find ATMs beyond Namche Bazar, so withdraw enough cash to use further on the trail.
  • Do know that you may have to pay a few extra bucks to use services like WiFi, hot showers, and charging booths at some places.
  • Carry a Nepali SIM card to use cellular data on the way (the network may not be stable all the time).
  • Carry extra batteries or a solar charger.
  • You can tip any amount you like to the crew members. To give you a general idea, this is what we recommend: USD 150 to the porter & guide, USD 5 to the tour guide, and USD 2 to the driver.
  • Always walk on the mountainside, especially when yaks and mules are passing by.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Hydration is the key to avoiding altitude sickness.
  • Always say namaste to the locals, touching both palms and bending a little.
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