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EBC Trek with Island Peak Climb

Duration :   18 Days 17 Nights
The Price :   $2,345.00
Start Location:   Kathmandu
Age Range :   14-75

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Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek with Island Peak (Imja Tse – 6165 m / 20226 ft) Climb is an 18 Days trip that begins from Kathmandu & stuffed completely with thrill and adventure. Moreover, Everest Base Camp Trek in itself is a dream trek to all nomads around the globe. This package on top of it adds a thrilling Island Peak summit expedition as well.

 

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is the most famous and most appealing classical trek package available in Nepal. Needless to say, Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world at 8848 m. It is located in the Mahalangur sub-range of the Himalayas & lies on the international border between China (Tibet Autonomous Region) and Nepal. It is also well known as Sagarmatha in Nepal and as Chomolungma in Tibet. Moreover, Mount Everest was first successfully summited by Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa of Nepal on May 29, 1953. It has thus been a dream of every traveler since its inception (mid to late 1950’s) to reach EBC (5364 m).

 

Life in Khumbu

The scenery on the way is awe-inspiring as the Khumbu region boasts 4 of the world’s 6 tallest peaks. It includes Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho Oyu. Trekking in the Himalayan region gives its travelers a first-hand experience into the life of world’s most famous climbers, the Sherpas. The Sherpas have a traditional and well-deserved reputation of being the best mountain guides in the world. Their stamina and strength is unparalleled. The Sherpa people are also known for their hospitality, kindness, and sense of humor.

 

Additionally, you can also explore the Sagarmatha National Park, a World Heritage Site with its unique variety of Himalayan flora and fauna. Moreover, the visitors here will explore ancient Buddhist monasteries, monuments, Sherpa stone stupas and carved mani walls as well.

 

Retracing the history of Hillary and Sherpa

During the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climb, travelers will try to retrace the footsteps of Sir Hillary and Tenzing. The southwest summit of Imja Tse was first climbed in 1953 as part of a training exercise by a British expedition that later went on to summit Mount Everest. Island Peak therefore still serves as a training peak before the final ascent of Mt. Everest.

 

The Trip

The 18 days trip begins with a thrilling 30 minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Despite being constructed in 1964 and paved in 2001, Lukla is still considered to be one of the most challenging airports in the world. Here you will meet with your supportive staff and begin your trek towards Everest. Moreover, heading into the Sherpa heartland of Khumbu Valley also allows its visitors to gradually acclimatize on their way to Everest Base Camp.

 

The next halt for your trek will be at Namche Bazaar. It is the main trading center and hub for the Khumbu region. Moreover, Namche Bazaar is also popular among trekkers for altitude acclimatization. The town has a number of lodgings and stores catering to the needs of visitors as well as a number of internet cafés. Additionally, there are German bakeries, little cafes and many restaurants in the town as well. Moreover, there is also an Irish pub, said to be the highest and most remote Irish pub in the world. A popular local meal is yak steak. On Saturday mornings, a weekly market is held in the center of the village.

 

The trip then heads towards Tengboche Monastery, Pangboche village, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep before finally heading towards Everest Base Camp at 5364 m.

 

Everest Base Camp (5364 m)

Everest Base Camp serves as the starting point for those attempting to summit the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest. But it’s also a breathtaking goal in itself, offering stunning scenery, unique cultural experiences, and a challenging yet rewarding journey.

 

Moreover, there are actually two base camps for Everest each on a different side of the mountain. North Base Camp is situated in Tibet at 5150 m and is less accessible and requires special permits. While, Southern Base Camp is located in Nepal at an altitude of 5364 m and requires trekking permits. It has thus been considered as a more popular option among trekkers. Furthermore, it is also easily accessible by a 30 minute scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a multi-day trek through the Khumbu Valley.

 

A hike to Kala Patthar

Furthermore, the journey also takes the travelers to Kala Patthar (5545 m). It offers visitors the best view of Everest and thus the camera here goes into a state of overheating. The visitors will also have a panoramic view of Changtse, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Khumbu Glacier from the region.

 

Island Peak (Imja Tse)

The trip then heads towards Imja Tse or better known as Island Peak. The peak was named so in 1953 by members of the British Mount Everest expedition because it appears as an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. The peak was later renamed in 1983 to Imja Tse but Island Peak remains the popular choice. Moreover, the peak itself is actually an extension of the ridge coming down off the south end of Lhotse Shar.

 

The southwest summit of Imja Tse was first climbed in 1953 as part of a training exercise by a British expedition that went on to summit Mount Everest. The team that climbed Imja Tse comprised Tenzing Norgay, Charles Evans, Alfred Gregory, Charles Wylie and seven other Sherpas. The main summit was first climbed in 1956 by Hans-Rudolf Von Gunten and two unknown Sherpas. They were members of a Swiss team that went on to make the second ascent of Everest and the first ascent of Lhotse.

 

Island Peak Climbing Route

To climb Island Peak, one has the option of starting from a base camp at 5087 meters called Pareshaya Gyab. Another popular option is to ascend to High Camp at around 5600 meters to reduce the amount of effort and time needed for the summit. However, an adequate water supply and concerns about sleeping at a higher altitude may dictate starting from base camp. Base camp to high camp is basically a hike but just above high camp, some rocky steps require moderate scrambling up through a broad open gully.

 

At the top of the gully, glacier travel begins and proceeds up a steep snow and ice slope. From here, fixed ropes may be set up by the guides for the strenuous ascent of nearly 100 meters to the summit ridge. The climb to the summit is somewhat difficult due to steep climbing. On top, while Mount Everest is a mere ten kilometers away to the north, the view is blocked by the massive wall of Lhotse, towering 2300 m above the summit.

 

Imja Lake (Imja Tsho)

The trip and climbing expedition give the trekkers a grand view of Imja Lake as well. The lake is a glacial lake created after melted water began collecting at the foot of the Imja Glacier on the lower part of the glacier in the 1950s. The lake was first mapped in the form of a few ponds from a satellite image taken in 1962. The total area of the ponds was approximately 0.03 km2 then.

 

With the melting of glaciers, the ponds merged into a supra-glacial lake in the 1970s and it has grown continuously ever since. Based on a newly released image of 21 November 2009 on Google Earth, the Imja Tsho has attained an area of 1.055 km2 as a result of which the growth rate of the lake has increased to 0.025 km2 per year from 2000 to 2009.

 

The preliminary analysis has also shown that there has been an increase of almost 11% in the lake area compared to the area calculated based on satellite images received in October 2008.

 

Yeti, The Abominable Snowman

During the 18 Days EBC Trek with Island Peak Climb, the travelers will also have a chance to unveil the ever mysterious existence of Yeti, the abominable snowman. Moreover, the Yeti is believed to be an ape-like creature purported to inhabit the Himalayan mountain range in Asia. Many dubious articles have been offered in an attempt to prove the existence of the Yeti. It includes anecdotal visual sightings, disputed video recordings, photographs, and plaster casts of large footprints. Of course some of these are speculated or known to be hoaxes.

 

Finally, the 18 days EBC Trek with Island Peak Climb ends with a hike back to Lukla. The route mostly follows the same trails that were followed before excluding Chukhung. After arriving in Lukla, the trekkers bid a final farewell to their supportive staff while enjoying the evening dinner. The journey then proceeds towards Kathmandu the next morning boarding a 30 minute flight. Even though it ends, the Everest Trek with Imja Peak is bound to imprint a memory that lasts a lifetime of every traveler.

 

EBC Trek with Island Peak Climb Map

Island Peak EBC Map

 

Everest Trek with Island Peak Climb

 

Additional Information on EBC Trek with Island Peak Climb:

 

Booking Your EBC Trek with Island Peak Climb:

We are now offering maximum flexibility for our guests’ convenience to book their trips into the Everest region for 2024 and 2025. You may thus choose a date that best suits your schedule. Regarding your booking, please select one of the two available options. You may either pay USD 200 per person as a deposit amount to confirm your trip or pay the full amount of USD 2234 per person upfront. Moreover, if you opt for the deposit, the remaining is payable via Online / Card Swipe / Cash. We also accept all of the convertible currencies including USD, AUD, CAD, EURO, GBP, SGD, etc. when you arrive in Kathmandu.

 

Booking Your International Flight:

For your 18 Days EBC Trek with Island Peak Climb, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu on Day 1 and depart on Day 18. However, having some extra one or two buffer days can prevent any issues with your return tickets.

 

Packing for the EBC Trek with Island Peak Climb:

Please click here for a complete checklist of your EBC Trek with Island Peak Climb. Be sure to read it carefully and pack accordingly as per your personal preferences.

 

Arrival Information:

Once you’ve booked your flight ticket, please share the details with us so that we can provide you with a complimentary airport pickup as well. Our airport representative will then be waiting for you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, holding our official name ‘Cordial Trek’ and your nameplate as you exit the airport terminal. Additionally, if you’re arriving earlier, we can also arrange an accommodation for extra nights with add-on tours for additional cost.

 

Trek Starting and Ending Days:

The actual trekking days are from Day 3 to Day 16. The travelers will take a short 30 minute flight to Lukla on Day 3 to commence the trek and will return to Kathmandu on Day 17. Expect to spend 14 nights and 14 days completing the EBC Trek with Island Peak Summit. You’ll complete your trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp and Island Peak with overnight stays in Phakding, Namche, Deboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, Chukhung, Tengboche and Monjo.

 

Each day’s trek will begin around 07:30 AM and conclude in the late afternoon, with frequent breaks to catch your breath. You’ll have numerous photo opportunities along the way and enjoy breakfast and dinner at the same place, while lunch is en route.

 

Except for Day 13, the travelers wake up early in the morning at 01:00 AM for their breakfast. You will then begin your 8-9 hours roundtrip (ascent and descent) of Island Peak.

 

Additionally, your guide will provide you with regular briefings about timing and stops every morning before the trek begins.

 

Flight to Lukla and Return:

During the peak season, typically from mid-March to mid-May in spring and late September to late November in autumn, flights to Lukla and back operate from Ramechhap airport. At other times of the year, they depart from Kathmandu. We will however arrange the approximately 4-hour drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Airport at no additional cost. Optionally you may as well book a direct helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport with additional costs (USD 500).

 

Accommodation in Kathmandu:

In Kathmandu, you’ll stay in 3 Star Hotels with twin/double sharing beds.

 

Accommodation in the Mountains:

 

During the trek, your accommodation options are Teahouses. Although basic, these teahouses are clean and provide a comfortable place for a good night’s rest.

 

Food:

In Kathmandu, your package includes breakfast only, typically served buffet-style. Except for the day of your early morning flight to Lukla, when you will receive a packed breakfast. During the trek, you will be provided with full board meals and may choose from a menu offering local and international cuisines.

 

Note: It is highly advisable to stick to vegetarian food from your arrival in Kathmandu until the end of your trek, as proper toilet facilities are not available everywhere along the trekking trail.

 

Drinking Water on the Trek:

Bottled water is available along the trail, but we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottles and treat tap water to reduce single-use plastic bottle waste. Be sure to bring water treatment pills and flavorings to enhance the taste. Staying hydrated is essential, so aim to drink more than 4 liters of water every day while trekking.

 

Electricity, Charging and Wi-Fi:

Please keep in mind that you’re embarking on a trek to the Everest region and not exploring urban areas. While some facilities like charging and Wi-Fi are available at an extra cost, they are not guaranteed. We also recommend against planning to work or conduct online meetings during the trek, allowing you to fully enjoy the mountain experience.

 

Cash for Extras and Tipping:

You should have Nepali rupees for expenses such as tea, coffee, bottled drinks and Wi-Fi. Plan to carry about USD 250-300 equivalent Nepali rupees. Additionally, set aside USD 250-300 for tipping your guide and porter. The amount can vary based on the level of service provided by the field staff members.

 

Baggage and Weight Limit:

On your flight to Lukla, the total baggage weight allowance is 15 kgs, combining both checked and carry-on baggage. Ensure you pack approximately 10/11 kilos in your checked bag and 5/4 kilos in your carry-on to stay within the 15-kilo limit. If you have items you don’t need on the trek, you can leave them at the Kathmandu hotel for storage at no extra cost. Remember to take a photo of your bag-tag and keep it for easy identification in case the original tag is lost.

 

Availability of Guide & Porter:

Every two travelers will be provided with a single porter and an experienced guide. The baggage however must be divided between 12.5 kgs each as every porter carries a maximum of 25 kgs. Additionally, both guide and porter will be insured and well equipped with necessary items and first aid kit.

 

Highlights of EBC Trek & Island Peak Climb:

 

1. Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364 m)

2. Summit the Island Peak (6165 m)

3. A thrilling flight to and from Lukla Airport

4. Trek inside Sagarmatha National Park

5. Explore Namche Bazar

6. Experience Sherpa culture and traditions

7. Chance to unravel the mysteries of abominable Yeti

8. Explore Tengboche Monastery, the oldest in the region

9. Full-Day Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

Places You’ll See :

Travel Itinerary:

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (Max Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

On the first day of your trip, you will be arriving in Kathmandu via Tribhuvan International Airport. A Cordial Trek representative will greet and pick you up from the airport. You will then check into a hotel and be briefed about your upcoming trek and get introduced to your guide. In the evening, you will be enjoying a Cultural Program with Nepali Dinner.

 

Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel

 

Meals Available: Dinner

Day 2 : Sightseeing and Trek Preparation in Kathmandu (Min Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

On the second day of your trip, you will be taken on a tour around the main highlights of Kathmandu Valley including Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. You will also be preparing for your trek the same day.

 

Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel

 

Meals Available: Breakfast

Day 3 : Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (Max Altitude: 2860 m / 9383 ft)

On the third day of your trek you will be taking a 30 min flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary airstrip at Lukla, one of the most challenging airports in the world. Here you will meet with your support staff (porter). You will then trek down to Phakding for about 3-4 hours. Phakding is a small town that lies on the banks of river Dudhkoshi.

 

You might as well have a small detour to the monasteries and explore the town of Phakding in the afternoon.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 7 km / 4.3 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (Max Altitude: 3438 m / 11280 ft)

On the fourth day of your trek you will be hiking from Phakding to Namche Bazaar that takes an approximate 6 hours with a max altitude of 3438 m / 11280 ft. Here you will be exploring the Manjo village, the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. On your way, you will cross over the river Dudh Koshi to Thaple Danda via Hillary Bridge, one of the highest suspension bridges in Nepal. Here you will also be getting your first glance at Mount Everest. Namche Bazaar, the home of Sherpas and gateway to Everest Base Camp (EBC) will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 8 km / 4.9 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar (Max Altitude: 3438 m / 11280 ft)

The day is to explore Namche Bazaar and get acclimatized to the altitude of 3438 meters. Acclimatization must be considered as an essential part of your journey to Everest Base Camp. Here you will be guided to Everest View Hotel, the highest altitude (3800 m) placed luxury hotel in the world that gives you a spectacular view of a wide range of peaks including Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tabuche, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Everest itself. The halt for the night will again be at Namche Bazaar.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 3 km / 1.8 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Deboche (Max Altitude: 3820 m / 14305 ft)

On day six you will be trekking from Namche Bazaar to Deboche. The trek spans over approximately 6 hours and takes you to an elevation of 3820 m / 14305 ft. On your way you will be exploring the Monastery of Tengboche, the ethnic village of Sherpas and chatting with the buddhist monks.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 9 km / 5.5 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Trek from Deboche to Dingboche (Max Altitude: 4360 m / 14305 ft)

On day seven you will be trekking from Deboche to Dingboche. The trek spans over approximately 5 hours and takes you to an elevation of 4360 m / 14305 ft. On your way you will be passing through river Lobuche and river Imja to Imja valley itself before ascending towards Dingboche.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 9 km / 5.5 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Acclimatization day at Dingboche (Max Altitude: 5000 m / 16404 ft)

The day is to explore Dingboche and get acclimatized to the altitude of 4360 meters. Acclimatization must be considered as an essential part of your journey to Everest Base Camp. Here you will be guided to Nakarsang hill. The hill is famous for its magnificent and up close view of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tabuche among others. The halt for the night will again be at Dingboche.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 3 km / 1.8 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 : Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (Max Altitude: 4940 m / 16208 ft)

On day nine, you will be trekking from Dingboche to Lobuche over a span of 4-5 hours and reach a max altitude of 4940 m / 16208 ft. Lobuche, a mountain which lies close to the Khumbu Glacier and the settlement of Lobuche have two main peaks, Lobuche East and Lobuche West.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 7 km / 4.3 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Trek from Lobuche to GorakShep to EBC (Max Altitude: 5364m / 17599 ft)

On day ten you will be trekking up from Lobuche to Gorakshep, a small settlement at an elevation of 5,164 m (16,942 ft) to the final destination of your trip, the Everest Base Camp(EBC) at an altitude of 5364 m / 17599 ft. The base camps are rudimentary campsites at the base of Mount Everest that are used by mountain climbers during their ascent and descent. You will be returning back to Gorakshep in the late afternoon for a night halt.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 12 km / 7.4 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Trek from GorakShep to Kala Patthar to Dingboche (Max Altitude: 4360 m / 14305 ft)

In the early morning of day eleven, you will be taking a 3 hour round trip to Kala Patthar from Gorakshep. Kala Patthar, a notable landmark located on the south ridge of Mt. Pumori provides the most accessible closeup view of Mt. Everest. It also provides a panoramic view of Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Changtse and Mt. Lhotse among others.

 

You will then have your breakfast at Gorakshep and trek towards Dingboche in the early afternoon over a span of 4-5 hours.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 14 km / 8.7 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 : Trek to Island Peak Base Camp via Chukhung (Max Altitude: 5100 m / 16732 ft)

Day twelve begins with a short hike (2-3 hours) from Dingboche to Chhukung. You will then be taking another 2-3 hour hike to Island Peak Base Camp. Here you will meet with your climbing guide and staff members. The guide here will then brief and instruct you regarding your Island Peak summit.

 

The Climbing Trial

The day ends with a quick climbing trial of all travelers at Island Peak Base Camp. Here you will also be checked with all of your necessary climbing gears and equipment.

 

The travelers will then have their night halt at a tented camp at the Island Peak Base Camp itself.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles

 

Accommodation: Tented Camp

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 : Summit the Island Peak (Max Altitude: 6165 m (20226 ft)

Day 13 marks as the most challenging day of the trip. The travelers wake up very early in the morning (01:00 AM) and have their breakfast before beginning the final ascent. It is really important that the team reach the summit before noon since the wind blast in the afternoon might get really strong and become a barrier in itself for a successful summit.

 

The Climb

The climbing trail begins to move up and goes past the base camp for several hundred meters to a hillside. The trail then moves towards a slope and narrows to enter a steep rock channel. The travelers then climb through a rocky gully to pass on to the other side. The route then follows a ridgeline before a steep snow slope that leads the climbers onto the summit ridge. Both fixed rope and manned rope will be used during the climb when needed for safety.

 

Here the climbers will now encounter two crevasses approximately 3 and 4 meters long that are crossed using portable ladders before getting to the top of the summit.

 

After the successful summit of Island Peak, climbers here will now enjoy a 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains and overheat their cameras. The travelers then descend all the way back to the Base Camp in the afternoon.

 

After a successful descent to the base camp, the travelers will then take a short hike (1-2 hours) to Chukhung for their night halt.

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14 : Trek to Tengboche (Max Altitude: 3860 m / 12664)

Day 14 of your trip begins with a 6-7 hour trek from Chukhung to Tengboche via Dingboche and Pangboche. A mountain guest house in Tengboche will then be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 14 km / 8.7 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15 : Trek to Monjo (Max Altitude: 2835 m / 9301 ft)

The travelers begin their Day 15 with a 6-7 hour trek back to Monjo via Namche Bazaar. There will be a short exploration in Namche Bazaar during the lunch break in the afternoon before staying at a guest house in Monjo for a night halt.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 14 km / 8.7 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16 : Trek back to Lukla (Min Altitude: 2860 m / 9383 ft)

Day sixteen of your trip begins with a 6-7 hours trek back to Lukla via Phakding. Here you will be enjoying the local bazaar and staying overnight for the halt. In the evening you will also be celebrating the successful completion of your trek journey with your guide and supportive staff.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 16 km / 10 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17 : Fly back to Kathmandu (Min Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

On day seventeen you will be bidding a final farewell to the supportive staff of the crew in Lukla and board a flight back to Kathmandu. You will then check into your hotel room and get your free time in the evening.

 

Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel

 

Meals Available: Breakfast

Day 18 : Final Departure

On day eighteen you will be awarded with a Trip Certificate and be bidded a final farewell. We will then drop you back to the airport three hours before your final departure.

 

Optional: You might also book any other new trips with us.

 

Meals Available: Breakfast

F.A.Q

How can I get my ‘On Arrival’ Nepal Visa ?

Any international traveler arriving by air can get an ‘On Arrival Visa’ at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Overland Travelers may acquire an On Arrival Visa at the entry points of Nepal-China / Nepal-India border at following locations:

 

Kakarbhitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)

Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)

Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)

Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)

Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)

Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)

Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

 

Optional: You may also get a Visa prior to your arrival in Nepal from ‘Nepalese Diplomatic Missions‘ from your respective nations.

 

Note: You must carry your valid passport and two passport size photographs (35 x 45 mm / 3.5 x 4.5 cm) along with you upon your arrival in Nepal for a Visa. Travelers from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Syria and Zimbabwe however require to submit a pre-application at Nepal Consular Services in their respective nations for a Nepal Visa.

Will I be ‘Received’ upon my arrival in the Airport ?

Yes, you will be received by a Cordial Trek Airport Representative with your ‘Name Sign’ on our organizational placard upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

What is the weight limit for luggage during my trekking days ?

Every traveler is allowed up to 15 kilograms / 33 pounds of luggage during all of their domestic flights over mountainous regions in Nepal. A traveler is however allowed to carry a total of 30 kilograms / 66 pounds of luggage during their domestic flights elsewhere in Nepal.

 

All porters available at your service (one porter for every two travelers) can carry a maximum of 25 kilograms / 55 pounds each. You are therefore allowed to load a maximum of 12.5 kilograms / 27 pounds of luggage to your porter during your trekking days.

What about the communication services available during the trekking days ?

All hotels and guest houses in the city area are available with free WiFi hotspots. Also, all travelers with a valid passport and a photograph are allowed to purchase a SIM Card upon their arrival in Nepal. The traveler must however additionally purchase data / voice packages as per their need and stay in Nepal. There are 2G, 3G and 4G services available with major carriers all over Nepal. You may optionally also purchase a WiFi service in the mountains where available.

What are the permits required for this trip?

You need not worry about any permits required. We will process all the necessary travel permits including TIMS, National Park Permit and Peak Climbing Permit for all travelers.

Can I book this package as a solo traveler ?

Yes, we do book a solo traveler. However a single traveler surcharge may be applied (an additional USD 350).

What about the foods / meals during my trekking days ?

You will be provided with a full board meal / breakfast / complimentary dinner as per mentioned in the respective Trek / Tour package. You may however choose to purchase your additional meals / beverages where available.

 

Full board meal mentioned above includes breakfast with an omelet / boiled egg, toasts / local bread and one porridge with fried potatoes.

 

During your lunch you will be served with Dal-Bhat-Tarkari, the most famous Nepalese food that contains rice and pulse / lentils with curries (vegetables / chicken) and pickle. Optionally you may choose your lunch for fried noodles with eggs / chicken / vegetables as well.

 

For your dinner you will have an option to choose between Dal-Bhat-Tarkari / Pizza / MoMo / Spaghetti.

How hard is EBC Trek & Island Peak Climbing?

Everest Base Camp Trek is comparatively a challenging task in itself. However it should prepare you well enough before your final ascent of the Island Peak. The trip includes high altitude hikes and treks besides the summit of the peak itself. However, acclimatization is the only prerequisite for this trip. Many successful attempts of the trip have been made by children less than 15 years of age and elders above 75 years of age.

 

The difficulty mostly relies upon your will power and physical fitness. The extremities you must expect here is the ascent of the summit (5780 m) on Day 13. Nevertheless, Cordial Trek provides you with an experienced trek guide as well as a peak climbing Sherpa Guide capable of first aid services and other assistance.

Are there any chances for a scheduled flight to get canceled?

Yes, there is a maximum chance for a scheduled flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM) to get canceled due extreme and unpredictable weather conditions. However we may assist you to book (with additional cost) a Helicopter ride to and from KTM-Lukla or Lukla-KTM the same day as well.

 

The helicopter ride (one way) will cost you an additional of USD 500 per person (a pax of five required). The extra cost incurred may however be claimed from your travel insurance during an emergency evacuation (compulsory). We will provide you with any necessary documents.

 

Note: Any extremely unfavorable weather conditions may result in cancellation of all flight schedules.

What items should I bring (or buy in Kathmandu) for this trip?

You may bring (or buy in Kathmandu) following items for this trip:

 

1. Warm clothes including a down jacket / puffer jacket, inner wears, hats, a beanie, gloves, neck gaiter, hiking boots, warm socks, a towel and a pair of hiking pants as well.

 

2. A Daypack (25-30 liters)

 

3. Backpack (A duffle bag will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

 

4. Sleeping bag (will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

 

5. Trekking Poles (will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

 

6. A Camelbak or a water bottle

 

7. A sunscreen

 

8. A sunglass

 

9. A headlamp for night use

 

10. Your toiletries

What's Included

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Airport Tax
  • Airport Transfers
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Company T-shirt
  • Cultural Program
  • Domestic Flights
  • First Aid
  • Full Board Meals (Trekking Days)
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Mountain Guest House
  • National Park Fee
  • Necessary Equipment
  • Peak Climbing Permit
  • Pick Up and Drop
  • Porter
  • Private Vehicle
  • Sherpa Climbing Guide
  • Tour Guide
  • Travel Permits
  • Trekking Guide
  • Trekking Map
  • Welcome Dinner

What's Excluded

  • Beverages
  • Gratitude for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa
  • Personal Equipment
  • Personal Expenses

Activities

  • Camping
  • City Tours
  • Cultural Program
  • Day Tour
  • Hiking
  • Peak Climbing
  • Snow and Ice
  • Trekking

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