Everest Base Camp & Island Peak-21 Days 21 Days

USD $2200/Person
Trip Code : KAT/ISP01
Accomodation : Lodge and Camping
Duration : 21  Days
Grading : Difficult
Max Altitude : 6189 M
Activity : Peak climbing
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Trip Route : Lukla-Namche-Tyangboche-Dingboche-Gorakshep-EBC-Chukkung-Basecamp
Best Season : Autumn/Spring

Overview

Everest basecamp trek with climbing Island Peak(6189 Mtr) also known as by Imja Tse  is one of the majestic views, memoriable and challanging trip  with  highly choosed popular and busiest  trip of  Everest region. After  having done and fully acclimatized with Everest basecamp  and Kalapather, it makes easier to conquer the summit of Island peak. Island peak lies  infront of  huge  face of Lhotse on the top of Chukung Glacier in eastern part  of Everest base camp.It fulfills the   dreams of  every enthusiastic climbers who seek for adventure  of climbing and trekking.To say about climbing, it is not that technically hard  and can be done with having  basic climbing skills and  matured for altitude and we the Khumbu Alpine Travel  have trained professional  climbers to assist  our valued customers for their successful  climbing. It offers absolutely  spectacular views of Mount Amadablam, Mt Taboche, Mt Makalu,Mt Lhotse, Mt Nuptse and all down valley.After half an hour flight along the high himalayan range take us to land in Lukla airport which is in altitude of 2860 mtr.Our trip to Mount Everest  basecamp and Island peak climbing starts from Lukla with  entering to Sagaramatha National Park world heritage site.After get to Namche Bazar our navigation moves forward to north  eastern side  via Tyangboche Monastery.First our target is to Everest basecamp  so the four days of trek fromTyangboche  take us to Everest Basecamp and having done with EBC and Kalapathar we  following the route  to Island peak Basecamp which is in eastern via Dingboche. After summit our mission is to get to lukla for flight to Kathmandu.

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Flight to and from Lukla with beautiful himalayan range
  • Explore the buddhist monastries and ancient gompas, stupas and mani walls
  • Everest basecamp and kalapathar for the best view of Everest
  • Various types of himalayan flora and fauna
  • Histories, cultures, tradition and life style of himalayan sherpa community
  • Imja lake glaciel lake
  • Island peak summit (6189 Mtr/20300 Ft)

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Ktm Airport , transfer to Hotel. (1400 Mtr/4592 Ft)


  Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport,  Our airport representative  with name board will come to pick up in airport. The tour starts at our hotel in Kathmandu. There will be a full trek briefing this evening and welcome dinner in typical nepali restaurant with nepali cultural dances.
 

Day 2: Sight seeing in Ktm


  After the breakfast our city tour guide with luxury vehicle will come to pick you up for the city sightseeing of some UNESCO world heritage sites for  half day.After that your free time for leisure and preparation for the trek.( Exchanging the money,shopping, gear check etc)
 

Day 3: Flight to Lukla(2800 Mtr/9184 Ft) , Trek to Phakding(2610 Mtr/8560 Ft))


Duration:     30 Minutes Flight and 3 hours Trek
Walking Dis:  8.2 KM
Elevation Gain: -230 Mtr   
    
We fly to the mountain airstrip of Lukla (2,800m) with beautiful views of Himalayan ranges if the weather permited.and start the first day trek with full of energy and enthusiasm. Heading northwards up the valley of the Dudh Kosi (or 'milk river'). The place where we going to stay tonight is lower than the airport we landed.We descend from the small plateau, down into the forested valley. The trail offers some tantalising views before reaching the small settlement of Phakding (2,652m), where we spend our first night. 

Day 4: Trek to Namche(3440 Mtr/11283 Ft)


Duration:      6 hours Trek
Walking Dis:  10.9 KM,
Elevation Gain: 830 Mtr 
 
  Heading towards the Namche,  we follow the Dudh Kosi northwards.Todays walk takes us  along the river through forest with some views of mountains as well until lunch. We cross the river several times by bridges as we pass through the villages of Benkar, Monzo and Jorsale.Jorsale Last point before Namche where we have lunch.There is the check point of Sagaramatha national park,from that point the SNP area begins. A final bridge brings us to the steep climb to Namche. Halfway up this ascent, if weather permited we get the chance to see the summit of Mount  everest hiding behind Lhotse and Nuptse. After steep climb of 2 hours and ascents of 300 mtr climbing brings us to Namche. Namche is the main gateway of mount Everest and it  is the  trading center  of Khumbu.It has weekly market on friday afternoon and saturday Morning but the shops,supermarkets,trekking shops,Bakeries are open for all day and everyday.

Day 5: Rest Day in Namche and Acclimatization up to Khunde Peak (4100 Mtr/13448 Ft)


Duration:      5 hours Trek
Walking Dis:  7KM,
Elevation Gain: 350 Mtr   
 
 Today is rest day and acclimatization day.After breakfast will go for hike 300 Meter  back down again for overnight stay. We climb steeply out of Namche past the airstrip at Shyangboche to the Hilary viewpoint in Khunde height of approx 4100 Mtr,From where most spectacular view of Mount Amadablam,Thamserku,Khangteka etc. can be seen. Descending through forest we come to Khunde, where we have lunch,visit the Khunde Monastery and Edmund Hillary hospital.After lunch, we walk down to Khumjung where  we visit khumjung  Monastery to see the Yeti's Skull and the Hillary school. Khumjung Monastery is one of the oldest monastery of Khumbu, it was badly destroyed by recent earthquake but is now being constructed. Then we will head one towards Hotel Eversest view.about 30 minutes of gradual climb,we reach in Hotel Everest view, from where we have 360 panoromic view of beautiful mountains as Mount Everest,Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse,Amadablam, Thamserku,Kongde etc. Steep descend down to namche takes 1 hour.

Day 6: Trek to Tyangboche (3860 Mtr/12660 Ft)


Duration:      4 hours Trek
Walking Dis:  6 KM,
Elevation Gain:  90 Mtr 
 
 Our trails descends down to the deep dudh koshi Gorge to  Phunki Tenga which takes 2 hours from khumjung,where there is suspension bridge to cross the Dudh Koshi river , Then we have steep climb  until Tyangboche. Tengboche is the spiritual  and training center for new monks  of the Khumbu .It is surrounded by spectacular mountains, including Kangtega and Thamserku.

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche(4410 Mtr/14465 Ft)


Duration:     4 hours Trek
Walking Dis:  10.5KM,
Elevation Gain:  550 Mtr 
    
 We descend down to Deboche following the trail trough rhododendron  forest. From Deboche trail goes gradually up until suspenson bridge over Imja Khola.Steep climb about 40 minutes brings us at Pangboche, which is highest permanent settlement of Sherpa people in khumbu region.Ascending  along  the  Imja Khola (river) with stunning close view of Mount Amadablam , Mount Lhotse and Nuptse we get to Shomare  for lunch break,from here tree line is over, following the trail all way  on  pastureland  until small bridge over the  river flown from Khumbu glacier. About 40 minutes of steep climb brings us in Dingboche valley.This is the second largest  town with hotels and lodges after Namche, which is properly closes for 2 months in summer

Day 8: Rest Day in Dingboche or hike to Ngangkarsang Peak (5081 Mtr/16665 Ft)


Duration:       5 hours hike for both way
Walking Dis:  5.1 KM,
Elevation Gain:  590 Mtr   
  
We spend another day in Dingboche for acclimatization. We climb up to Ngangkarsang Peak (5083 Meter) to be adjust well in altitude and great views of Mount Makalu,Cholatse,Taboche,Amadablam and so on.We come down for lunch , today going to be late lunch, so recomanded to carry some snacks bar.After lunch free time to relax,Showers and coffee with cakes.
 

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4930 Mtr/16170 Ft)


Duration:       4 hours Trek
Walking Dis:  7.9 KM
Elevation Gain:  520 Mtr 
       
Two more days to get to Everest basecamp,coming two days going to be bit tougher  than as usual.The track climbs steeply up  along the arid terrace is awarding with awesome views of mountains on all sides and ascends the valley gradually to Dugla at the end of the moraine of Khumbu Glacier.Where we have lunch before steep climb up to Memorial place,where there is line of memorial in tribute to the climbers who have died in Everest.As we come to a yak herder's place called Dusa, the valley begins to narrow and we continue through Phulung Kharka  the camp sites during first successful Everest Expedition in 1953.Continue walk along the Khumbu glacier from left side of 1 more hour with infront views of Mount Khumbutse,Lingtren,Pumori brings us to Lobuche (4910 Meter). In afternoon we have options to climb up to 5000 Mtr to see khumbu glacier.

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5160 Mtr/16925 Ft) and Day hike to EBC(5365 Mtr/ 17597 Ft)) and back to Gorakshep


Duration:     7 hours Trek
Walking Dis:  11.7 KM,
Elevation Gain:  454 Mtr in EBC and While in Gorakshep 230 Mtr
    
Today is the longest and hardest day of the trip and going to reach in our final destination. We leave quite early along the Khumbu Glacier in right side. After one hour walk of gradual , we climb steep for 20 Minutes and trail  follows up and down in moraine and some steep sections all the way to Gorakshep (5185 Meter).Where we have quick lunch and with some snakes bar ,enough water , we hit for the basecamp for another 2.5 hours walk to basecamp.Climb onto a moraine of khumbu glacier, Continuing straight ahead up an down walk in 3 hours bring us in Everest basecamp.In Spring season, Everest basecamp can be seen as small tented city,but in rest season, we can rarely see some expedition group to Everest or Lhotse.We spend here for photo click with basecamp rock and ice, enjoying the view of Khumbu Ice fall then we move our steps to Gorakshep.

Day 11: To Kalapather (5545 Mtr/18187 Ft)and Trek Dingboche (4410 Mtr/14465 Ft)


Duration:       8 hours Trek
Walking Dis:  15.2 KM,
Elevation Gain:  405  Mtr while in Kalapathar
Elevation Loss:  750 Mtr   
     
 We still have another hard day for the best view of Mount everest from Kalapathar ( Means Black Rock ),as we climb steeply quite early with cup of tea and biscuits,after climbing of 2 hours from Gorakshep we reach in the summit of Kalapathar,We spent short time to take pictures of world highest mountains and khumbu glacier,then we return to Gorakshep for breakfast and step towards Lobuche for lunch, then continue walk down about 2 hours from Lobuche brings us to dingboche

Day 12: Trek to Chukung(4743 Mtr/15557 Ft)


Duration:       2.5 hours Trek
Walking Dis:  5 KM,
Elevation Gain:  340   Mtr  
    
We ascends the valley gently up  towards chukkung with view of Island Peak,giant mount Lhotse and Nuptse. It takes just 2 hours to get to Chukkung.Another  best highlight of this trip begins here. We check up all the gears and make it ready to take away to Island peak basecamp.
 

Day 13: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5150 Mtr/16892 Ft)


Duration:      3 hours Trek
Walking Dis:  4 KM,
Elevation Gain:  400 Mtr  
 
  After late breakfast , we head on towards the basecamp, steep climb about 1 hour  then walk on  pretty flat pastureland  about 1.5 hours  takes us in Island peak basecamp.In the right side there is big Imja glaciel lake.After the lunch we will have some basic trainings  about climbing as technique of using the gears, methods of walking on ice snow and ladder. Today  we will have early dinner in order to wake up in the midnight

Day 14: Rest Day and Summit Preparation


  We  wake up by 12 AM, have breakfast at 12:30 then we begin to ascend up. Straight steep climb up from basecamp to  crampon point on rocky, terminal moraine. It takes about 3.5 hours.  From then we use our proper gear with crampon.After steep climb on snow  about 400 mtr  in approx 2.5 hours , we get to summit of island peak. Takes maximum 3 hours to get down to basecamp. After get down to basecamp our trek continues to Chukkung.
 

Day 15: Summit (6189 Mtr/20300 Ft) and Trek to Chukung (4750 Mtr/15580 Ft)


   
Duration:      5 Hours Climbing, 3 hours Descending to BC and 2 hours Trek =10 Hours
Walking Dis:  12 KM,
Elevation Gain:  1039 Mtr    
Elevation   Loss: 400 Mtr

 We  wake up by 12 AM, have breakfast at 12:30 then we begin to ascend up. Straight steep climb up from basecamp to  crampon point on rocky, terminal moraine. It takes about 3.5 hours.  From then we use our proper gear with crampon.After steep climb on snow  about 400 mtr  in approx 2.5 hours , we get to summit of island peak. Takes maximum 3 hours to get down to basecamp. After get down to basecamp our trek continues to Chukkung.
 

Day 16: Trek to Pangboche (3930 Mtr/12890 Ft)


Duration:     3.5 hours Trek
Walking Dis:  10.9 KM,
Elevation Loss :  820 Mtr  
    
Descending  all the way down  following the Imja river  , passing the beautiful settlement dingboche valley. Gradual walk down with beautiful  landscape.We will spend night in pangboche.
 

Day 17: Trek to Namche(3440 Mtr/11283 Ft)


Duration:       5 hours Trek
Walking Dis:  14 KM,
Elevation Loss:  490  Mtr  
  
 Descending down via Tyangboche Monastery, crossing the  suspension bridge over Imja khola in deboche and entering in think forest of rhododendron and fir. We descend off the ridge to Phunki Tenga about one hour and steep climb up to Kyanjuma about 1.5 an hour, with cup of tea in Kyanjuma , the trail goes straight in steep hill  until Namche bazaar. We stop in Kyanjuma for lunch.

Day 18: Trek to Lukla(2840 Mtr/9315 Ft)


Duration:       7 hours Trek
Walking Dis:  19.1 KM,
Elevation Loss 615:   Mtr  
      
Long day walk before flying back to Kathmandu. it takes about 7 hours to get to Lukla from Namche.We are following the same trail that we took on the way up from Lukla, but the views are completely different.The trail descends steeply downward so should be careful with slow walking. After crossing the suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi,the trails becomes more easy and natural.We follow the trails along the Dudh kosi river with  rhododendrons and pine forest.Upon arrival in Lukla, sharing the happy moments and great experience with staffs,dinner together and happy note with everyone back safe and sound.

Day 19: Flight to Kathmandu


  Today we have a early breakfast in order to catch the flights,sometimes weather doesn’t permits, should be patient for the waiting. It takes about 30 minutes to get to Kathmandu.
 

Day 20: Leisure time in Kathmandu


  Trip is over now, you can take your own time for shoppinp,sightseeing and relaxing.Thamel area is full of shops and restaurants and coffee shops for those who want a more relaxing day.We will have the farewell dinner in typical  Nepali restaurant  with nepali cultural music and dances to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.
 

Day 21: Final departure


   You will be transfer to Airport as your schedule flight.

What's included

  • All airport/hotel pick ups and drops within Nepal
  • Flight Fare for both way (KTM-LUA-KTM)
  • All trekking permits and Climbing Permits
  • All Meals (Breakfast , Lunch and DInner ) During the trek and Climbing period
  • 3 Star hotel accomodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable vehicle as per the itenerary
  • An experienced English speaking and government licensed trekking guide and Climbing guides
  • All Climbing Gears
  • All Camping Equipment for Base Camp during Climbing
  • Porter Services(2 Trekkers : 1 Porter)
  • Medical kit incase of Emergency
  • Insurance for Nepali Staffs
  • Sleeping Bag for the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Staffs Cost including their Salary, food , accomodation and equipments

What's not included

  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Personal Trekking gears
  • International Flight fare
  • Lunch and Dinner in the city , extra night accomodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure and early return from the trek due to any reason than the scheduled itenerary
  • Any rescue cost
  • Tips for Guide and Staffs
  • Personal Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses as phone calls, laundry , Bar, Battery charge, extra porter, shower and bottled or boiled water
  • Helicopter charter flight
  • Excess baggage charges ( can be carried only 15 Kg including in Airfare)

Good to Know

1) Physical Fitness
Island  peak is little technical peak, so before climbing your guide will train you about some climbing technique as well as introduce with climbing gear.One should be physically fit  before to do the any trekking and mountaineering. It is long hike so without any training the first two/three days will tough for you. So some basic physical fitness like  squat, Mountain climbers ( which can be done in home),running,biking , stair climbing,and swiming will help lot to do trekking  in the mountains, so it is highly recommanded  2/3 months prior to your departure for the trekking or mountaineering.

(2)Foods and Drinks
While in the mountain,  it is highly recommanded you to drink plenty of fluids like water,soups, teas  as well as foods. We will provide the sufficient and hygiene food as per your choice in whole trek.However some private snacks as chocolates bars, cookies are also highly recommanded which you can take from kathmandu or you can buy on the way in lodges or in shops.

(3)Drinking water
One should drink at least 3-4 litres of water every day in order to get  hydrated the body which helps lot to be away from altitude sickness.You can buy the bottled water all the way  cost from Rs 80 ( Which is equivalent to 80 cents )to Rs 400 (which is equivalent to 4 USD), but the bottled waters are not highly recommanded because as we are environmentally sensitive and also expensive. Whole area except in Gorakshep where drinking waters facility is poor, in that place you have to buy the bottled water in compulsorily. We highly recommend you to carry the reusable water bottle and  buy boiled water in lodges/teahouse which also makes your sleeping bag very warm while going to bed, to use sterpin or take chlorine or iodine tablets  to purify the drinking water.While in Climbing we will have our own kitchen crew, so we will have properly treated water to fill up the bottle.

(4)Best time to Travel
Spring ( Mar-May)and Autumn ( Sep- Nov) are  known as best months to trek in Nepal becuase of the stable clear dry skies which permits to enjoy the spectacular mountain views but mostly lodges, hotels and trails are busy and crowded. Spring season is pleasant and suitable with warm tempreture for trekking and climbing the big mountains as well, so Everest  basecamp will be full of tents and looks like small tented city. Untill end of october, the tempreture will be mild cold. Weather will be stable with clear blue sky, dry and at the same time one of the popular religious festivals  named Manirimdu festival will be held in Tyangboche Monastery.
Winter and summer are also good if you would prefer less crowdy, and ready to face the some challanges like snow, cold, and rain.Even in winter weather will always be clear but the these three months are coldest month of the year and sometimes snow falls. In Summer, It is very good to do trekking, tempreture will be warm, those who are keen to botanist, summer is the best but the due to unstable weather the views of mountains are very rare.
Both the Spring and Autumn season are good for peak climbing, in spring little crowd than Autumn because of  All the climbing team of Mount Everest come for acclimatization in Island peak  in month of April. But in Autumn there will be much quiete and less  climbers.


5) Altitude Sickness
For the Island peak climbing we do proper  acclimatization  trip to EBC and Kalapathar, that will be proper acclimatization  for Lobuche climbing.Trekking in Everest region is one of the highest trekking in world.In high altitude , the mass of oxygen will be less, so everyone feels difficult to breath as well as mild headache, dizziness etc.This is one of the biggest challanges in mountain.In the altitude, there are many rules to make our body adaptable to the  altitude. Acclimatization is one of the important factor  to adjust our body get used to the altitude. All our itineries are designed with proper acclimatization  day in every 1000 mtr climbing.The most important rules that we have to follow in altitude is walk slowly, keep drinking plenty of  fluids as water , soups etc to make our body hydrated, and keep our body warm. Our staffs and guide will always do their best  as they can, eventhough incase of any sickness,injury one should avoid their rest trip and should come down.

(6)Travel Insurance
It is compulsory to buy the proper travel insurance policy with genuine insurance company, it should cover the emergency helicopter evacuation as well as medical treatment incase of severe injury or sickness and Policy  should include coverage at the altitudes up to 6500 Mtr.
(7)Bag pack and duffel bag
Our duffel bag should be maximum 15kg including hand bag. Only the neccesary things should be packed and the stuffs which are not neccesary on trek will be stored in hotel in Kathmandu.One porter will carry max 30 Kg,among two clients one porter will be provided.All the climbing gears except climbing boot  will be provided by Khumbu Alpine Travel.

(8)Internet Connectivity and cell phone Signal
As per your arrival in Kathmandu airport, there you can buy nepalese Sim card ncell or you can buy anywhere around city. In everest region Ncell signal works untill panboche way to everest basecamp and some part of Thame valley for both phone call as well as internet connectivity. Above that, there is good facility of wifi with purchasing data card of Everst link.If you buy the biggest data pack in Namche which is in 50 GB cost of Rs 3000 ( equivalent to 30 USD)it works whole area of Everest region perfectly except Thame valley so You can enjoy with  social media or connects with your family, friends or loved one.

(9)Flight to Lukla
Lukla Tenzing hillary airport  is only one airport to get to the Everest region, The mountain weather is always unpredictable and flights always depend on weather, Mostly time of spring and autumn will be good and there will be regular flights . If the weather became bad flight will be delay and our pre planned trip can be extend. So we always should keep 2/3 days extra incase of irregular flight.Another option is to take helicopter, for that less visibility  than aeroplane will be work. But helicopter cost is doubled than regular aeroplane cost which is not included in our trip cost and should be bear by oneself.
These days due to the high air traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport, domestic flights to/from Lukla is operated from Manthali airport which is 135 KM away from Kathmandu, we have to start early from kathmandu by road to catch the flight from Manthali.


(10)Sanitation
In mostly places toilet are  common and need to use the same toilet  using by everyone else. Mostly place there may not be available of hand washing water, so highly recommend to take hand sanitizer by yourself and most importantly toilet papers or wet tissue paper should always  be in your day bag. For the night in climbing period, there will be toilet tent.

(11)Government permits and National park permit
To enter in Everest region and climbing the Island Peak  you have to buy Sagaramatha national park permit, local government permit and climbing permit ,All the permit cost will be included in trip cost.Your guide will manage everything.For the permit You have to provide some passport photos and copy of passport.

(12)Guiding and staffing
In everest region average walk per day is 6-7 hours. Leisurely and pleasant guiding will definitely take you to destination.  More you gaining altitude more hard to walk, toughest and longest  day will be the day of going to EBC and kalapathar,to see the sunrise from kalapathar and the climbing day ,  you have to wake up quite early in the morning in order to catch the sunrise view as well as it is good to summit before sun hit us, Your experieced guide and porter will always be there to help you in every moment.Guide is the key factor for the every challanging in mountain so one should follow the instruction of guide pleasantly.Every day after dinner your guide will do brief about the next days trip. For Trekking and Climbing you will be provided different guide.

(13) Budgeting
 Budegeting depends upon many factors specially in Kathmandu where there are too many choices.Hotels in Kathmandu include in trip cost on basis of BB plan. So average expenses per day in Kathmandu will be Rs 2000 for lunch and Dinner, if you prefer some other activities as  drinks, to do massage, or to go in bar/pub Rs 5000 ( equivalent to USD 50 ) is enough. On the trek, all the meals and hot drinks will be provided by company, Extra expeses as Hot shower, battery charging, wifi, boiled water for bottle, extra snacks  bars, Soft drinks and hard drinks should borne by  oneself,In average Rs 2000(eqivalent to 20 USD) is enough on the trek. Finally  few tipping is highly recomended and compulsory in the last day to your guide and porter as per your budgeting.

14)  Clothings and gears
 
Head
  • Warm Hat
  • Cap
  • Face Mask / Muffler

Upper Body:
  • Wind stopper/Waterproof Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket/ trousers
  • Thermol 
  • T-shirts
  • Woolen gloves/Water/wind proof gloves

Lower Body
  • Trekking Trousers(light weight long Paint)
  • Underwear
  • wind stopper/waterproof Paint
  • Fleece or woolen pants

Feet
  • Thin Lightwear/heavy poly or wool Socks 
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Boot
  • Gaiters
  • Spare Shoes

Accessories
  • Medium Rucksack (50-70 Ltr)
  • Small Day Pack
  • Personal Medical Kit
  • Chapstick/Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Large Duffel bag
  • Trekking Pole
  • Spare batteries for Camera and Flash Light
  • Hand Towel
  • Head lamp with extra Batteries
  • Sun Glasses with UV protection
  • Suitcase (For stored in Kathmandu hotel for not needed   items for trek)

Additional  required Equipment for Climbing 
  • Snow Goggles
  • Thick Socks 
  • Gloves Water/wind proof
  • Gaiters 
  • Wind Stopper Jacket and Trousers
  • Big Rucksack (Minimum 40 Ltr )

(Rest All equipment will be provided by Khumbu Alpine Travel)

 

FAQ

1)Why to go trekking in Everest Basecamp ?
When you think Nepal, you will definitely think of world’s highest mountain of the world. Trekking to everest basecamp is one of the most popular and adventures trip in the world.Every year thousands of trekkers come to see Mount  Everest and to get to basecamp of Mount Everest which is life time experience trip.Once in your life time,one should visit Everest basecamp and see th Mount Everest.
2)What is the best seasons to trekking in Everest Basecamp?
In Nepal, there are four different seasons such as Spring, Summer, Autumn and winter. Spring and Autumn are  most popular for trekking in  Nepal.But the best season of your travel might be differ as per your purpose and your suitable time for travelling in Nepal. You can read more about the most favorable seasons in our link below http://www.khumbualpinetravel.com/nepal-travel-guide.html

 
3)What permit do I need for the Everest basecamp trek?
For trekking in the Everest Region, you need the following permits:

Local  Governments Entry fee instead of TIMS ( Trekking information management system):The local government is charging Rs 2000 per person in Lukla in the entrance of Everest Basecamp Trek.

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: To entry in  the Sagarmatha National Park,One has to obtain the permit which cost Rs 3000+ government tax per head. the park that is home to the Mount Everest Region, you need to obtain an entry permit.


 
4)How safe is Everest basecamp trek?
Safety is our first concern. As we provide the experienced guides and leaders for the  particular trip who are well trained about the high altitude sickness, first aid ,friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and  important instructions. All our itineraries are designed  with proper acclimatization days in order to reduce the risk of altitude sickness. In every group we provide the first aid kit bag incase of any injury and emergency.

 
5)How is the lodging and fooding facilities in EBC trek?
Along the trail to Everest basecamp, there are  well facilited lodges are available with various types of foods. We provide you  three meals a day with  your own choice. We always provide the seasonal fruits as well. We always book in lodges with well management and facilities. Rooms are very nice and attached toilet  until Dingboche. if you buy single supplementory package you will get single room
6)What about the flight from Kathmandu-Lukla and vice versa?
Just about 25 minutes flight from Kathmandu  takes us to Tenzing Hillary airstrip in Lukla  but the due to some circumstances, these days the flight to Lukla are operated from Ramechap, which is 4 hours drive from Kathmandu and 15 min by flight to lukla. There are options to fly by helicopter directly from Kathmandu to Lukla as well, which is bit expensive than  regular flight. Sometimes the weather doesn’t permits for the regular flight, then we should be compulsion to hire the helicopter.The airlines companies has operated the first flight to Lukla directly from Kathmandu, so if you book your trip with us prior to 3 months , we can book the seat for direct flight.

 
7)Is there any internet wifi facility on the way?
After your arrival in Kathmandu airport, we recommand to buy One ncell sim card. In everest region until panboche Ncell 4G works very well. Above Panboche there is good internet facility of Everest link. There are varieties of data cards as 10 GB, 20 GB. If you purchased bigger one it works all over the khumbu and if you purchase 20 GB one it it enough for your whole trek and you can enjoy in social media, news and connect with your family friends and loved one.

 
8)Can I use the forieng currency and Credit cards on the way in any shop or Lodge?
You can pay by oriegn currency as well, but the exchange rate will not be same as Kathmand, so we recommand you to exchage the money in kathmandu and take a nepalese Rupees. In mostly lodges they accept the credit cards but sometime due to internet problem it will not be 100% guarantee
9)What is the normal tempreture in spring and Autumn season?
Spring season starts from March, but until third week  of march tempreture will still be cold even in day time. But actually tempreture depends on weather, if weatheris  mild tempreture ranges from 10-15 Degree Centigrate.If the weather is clear, days will be warm.After the April it will be warm with sunny weather. Especially in Morning and Evening  time will be little cold.
Autumn season starts from September, September will still be warm even the weather is not good. From october normally in morning and everning will be cold.
How difficult is Island peak climbing?
Island peak is one of the famous  peaks among the trekkers and  expedition climbers.Technically it is mild difficult. There is crevasse in one spot, that is very changeable, in that spot we have to walk on ladder. but we have an expert guide to take you to summit.
How is lodging and fooding during the climbing period?
We have climbing crew and kitchen crew in Basecamp and Highcamp with well facilities of foods, drink. We have a single tent for each climber. We will   spent maximum 2 night in highcamp, but we we summited,got  back to highcamp early and if still have energy and time we try to descend down. 
Do we need to give the tips for climbing guide and staff?
Tips is not mandotory but it is appreciation for the  efforts they did for your achievement.
How long does it take for summit the peak ? How long the distance of climbing?
Island peak is  little longer than any other peak, just to get to crampon point it takes 3-4 hours then it takes maximum 2 hours to get summit. Distance wise it is about 4 KM.

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