Island Peak Climbing with EBC - 16 Days

Trip Facts
DestinationNepal
ActivityEverest Treks
AccommodationLodge/Tea house/Camping during the trek/climb
RegionEverest Region
Start / End pointKathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration16 Days
Max. AltitudeIsland Peak (6,183m)
Meals IncludedAll Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
Group size2-12
Nature of TrekLodge to Lodge /Camping Trekking
Best SeasonFeb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Trip CodeDWTIS1
Activity Per DayApproximately 4-6 hrs walking
TransportationDomestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM) and private vehicle (Transportation)
GradeVery Strenuous

Island Peak Climbing in Nepal

Island Peak (6,189m/20,299ft) Climbing is a lifetime experience that demands great effort and determination. Your experience gets even richer when you step onto Everest Base Camp (5,364m). The trek is challenging, but the rewards in terms of the sense of achievement and the views from the top are totally worth it.

Highlights

  • Scenic mountain flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Summit Island Peak (6189m/20299ft)
  • Stunning views - Mount Everest (8848m/29021ft), Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m), Lhotse Shar (8,383m).Makalu (8475m), Baruntse (7,162m) and Ama Dablam (6,812m)
  • Kalapatthar Excursion (5,545m/18187ft)
  • Everest Base Camp (5,364m)
  • Namche Bazaar - famous Sherpa town
  • Ancient monastery in Tengboche
  • Wildlife like musk deer, colorful pheasants, snow leopard, and Himalayan tahr
  • Explore the culture and lifestyles of the local Sherpa people
  • Khumjung monastery - said to have housed yeti scalp

Benefits of Island Peak climbing with Discovery World Trekking

  • Easy booking and reservation system
  • Online trip briefing after booking confirmation
  • Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom)
  • 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9840055491
  • Easy payment system. 
  • Free airport arrival/departure transfer to/from the hotel on a private vehicle
  • Oximeter for blood oxygen monitoring at high altitudes to detect altitude sickness early & other medical kits
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.
  • Duffle bag for porters
  • Free excess luggage storage at the Discovery World Trekking store during the trek


Online Trip Briefing

The online briefing will clear all your doubts about the trek, including things to bring (equipment checklist) for the hike, the itinerary details, and what you can expect on the trails. As soon as you complete the booking, we will email you the available dates and times for the trek briefing, and once we receive your essential documents, we will conduct the online briefing.

Island Peak Climbing with EBC

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most enriching experiences in the Khumbu region. This mountain was named "Island Peak" in 1952 AD due to its location - in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an island rising from a sea of ice. It was renamed Imja Tse in the early 1980s, but most people still call it - Island Peak.

The Island Peak (6,189m /20,305ft) lies above Chhukung in the Khumbu region, and you can clearly see it from Dingboche. The peak arises from the middle of the Chhukung valley and is surrounded by Lhotse and Lhotse Shar glaciers.

Island Peak is an adventurous climb, and from the top, you can see the panoramic views of the entire Khumbu region - Mt Nuptse (7,879m), Mt Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m), and still unclimbed - Lhotse Shar (8,383m) to its north. In the east lies the red granite mass of Mt Makalu (8,475m) and Cho Polu (6,734m), Mt Baruntse (7,720m), and the majestic Ama Dablam (6,856m).

There is no doubt that Himalayan peaks have drawn adventurers, climbers, and cultural enthusiasts to this region for many decades. Among trekking peaks in Nepal, the Island Peak is the most popular as it is suitable for both novice and experienced trekkers/climbers.

Island Peak Climbing offers an exhilarating experience beyond simply trekking to Everest Base Camp(5,364m/17,598ft). By climbing the Island Peak, you will stand on the summit of a mountain that rises to 6,189m.

You will gain almost the same exceptional sense of accomplishment as you would on top of mt. Everest. The Island peak climbing is physically demanding but not technically challenging.

To submit Island Peak, you need to have a high level of physical fitness and a moderate level of technical climbing experience. Throughout the journey, we will help you develop your mountaineering skills, and by the end, you will have acquired a lot of climbing skills.

Our journey to Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek starts with a 40 minutes flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. After reaching Lukla, we take a short hike to Phakding, and with the extra time, we will visit the local monasteries at Phakding.

The following day, you will trek to Namche Bazaar, crossing many suspension bridges, and past dense forests. We will be spending a day acclimatizing at Namche.

From Namche, we will further continue our trek to Tangboche and further north to Dingboche, spending a night in each of these places.

Then, we continue from Dingboche, passing Thukla to reach Lobuche, our destination for the day. The following morning, we will trek from Lobuche to reach Gorak Shep, where we will leave our belongings and ascend to Everest Base Camp (5,364m). After enjoying the views from Everest Base Camp to the heart's content and clicking plenty of pictures, you will return to Gorak Shep, with a sense of accomplishment.

The following morning, before dawn, you will be heading to Kala Patthar (5,555m) to enjoy the views of early sun rays hitting the high Himalayan peaks. The whole scenery will transport you to a whole new world. You will by now have completed the Everest Base Camp part, but climbing to Island Peak has not even started.

From Gorak Shep, it is time to head to Island Peak and to do exactly this, we trek to Chhukung, passing Kongma La Pass. We will be resting and acclimatizing for one more day at Chhukung.

Now even more challenging part of the journey begins. You will leave Chhukung early morning and head to Island Base Camp, which will require the use of crampons and an ice ax. We will set up a tent at the Island Base Camp and spend a night there, waiting for the big day.

The next morning, you will start early, following the Sherpasand using ropes when required. By noon, you will have summited Island Peak. Then you will return to Chhukung. We have allocated one extra day at Chhukung to account for the chances of bad weather.

After a successful summit of Island Peak, you will return to Lukla-passing Tangboche and Namche on the way.

This challenging but equally rewarding climb prepares beginners for mountaineering expeditions, providing them time to learn how to use crampons and ice axes.

We recommend all our valuable clients arrive in Kathmandu by 3 pm, at least a day before the departure date, for last-minute preparations. If, in case, you missed the online trip briefing, it will also provide us time to conduct an in-person briefing. We also advise you to allocate one or two days extra for the trip, as there are chances that Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu flights might get delayed or canceled due to bad weather. It ensures you will not miss your international flight back home.

Island Peak Climbing Itinerary

  1. day1

    Flight from Kathmandu/Manthali to Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft) Trek to Phakding (2,650m / 8,562ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 6.2km / 3.8miles
    Flight Hours 40/20 minutes
    Highest Altitude 2,850m / 9,350ft
    Trek Duration 3 hours

    During peak trekking seasons (March, April, May, September, October, and November), flights from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu to Lukla may be redirected to Manthali due to traffic congestion. To catch the early morning Lukla flight from Manthali, we'll pick you up from your hotel around 12:30 am and drive you for about 5 hours to Manthali Airport. The subsequent 20-minute flight from Manthali will take you to Lukla.

    If you want to avoid the Kathmandu-Manthali-Lukla route, you can book a helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla. The cost is approximately 550 USD per person when the expenses are shared among five individuals.

    In December, January, February, June, July, or August, you will directly fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. After breakfast, we'll take you to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for an exhilarating 40-minute flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges. 

    After your exciting and scenic flight, you will land at the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. The trek begins from Lukla, passing through Chaurikharka Village and then descending to Dudh Koshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft) to reach Phakding. 

    Today's trek will be short and enjoyable as you will also be acclimatizing. In your spare time, you are free to visit the local monasteries (including Rimishung Monastery) and brace yourself for the long trek the next day.

    • Overnight stay at Khumbu Travel Lodge (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  2. day2

    Trek from Phakding (2,650m / 8,562ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 7.4km / 4.6miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m / 11,285ft
    Trek Duration 6 hours

    We continue along the northern bank of the Dudh Koshi River, enjoying the majestic views all around. We will be crossing several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, including the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. Again, following the trail, we will arrive at the Sagarmatha National Park Check Post, where we will have our permits registered.

    Inside the Sagarmatha National Park, we climb through dense forests and continue on a path that provides us with the first views of Mount. Everest. Trekking further, we will finally arrive at Namche Bazaar - the gateway to Everest. 

    • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day3

    Rest day and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

    We will be acclimatizing today. You are free to explore Namche Bazaar, throbbing with numerous Wi-Fi-linked cafes and restaurants, souvenir and gear shops, etc. Additionally, you can hike to Sagarmatha National Park Visitor Center and even visit Khumjung.

    We will not miss visiting Hillary School and old monasteries on our way to Khumjung. Then we will hike up to Khunde. There is a Sherpa settlement an hour away from Namche Bazaar. If you want to know about Sherpa culture, lifestyle, and traditions, you must visit this settlement.

    We will also take you to Syangboche Airport - one of the world's highest airports. Unfortunately, this airport is not currently in use. If you want to see mt. Everest even more, you can hike to Everest View Hotel. Before it starts to get dark, we will head back to Namche Bazaar, visiting yak farms on the way. 

    • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day4

    Trek from Namche (3,440m / 11,285ft) to Tengboche (3,855m / 12,850ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.2km / 5.7miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m / 11,285ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    After our early morning breakfast, we will begin our trek to Tengboche, known for panoramic views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku mountains. Tenzing Norgay, one of the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest, was born in the area of the village of Thani and was once sent to Tengboche Monastery to be a monk.

    On the way, you will enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Island Peak. The trail leads us up and down as it becomes challenging, but you will be rewarded with great views of the Himalayas. 

    You can also spot wildlife on the way, such as musk deer, pheasant, and Himalayan tahr. We will further trek down, and cross the Dudh Koshi River, past the dense alpine forests to reach a small settlement called Phunki Tenga. After trekking some more, we will eventually reach Tengboche, home to the biggest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu Region -Tengboche Monastery. This monastery was built in 1923, but the 1934 earthquake destroyed it, a fire during the early 1990s also gutted it. After the fire destroyed it, the monastery was rebuilt with the help of the Sir Edmund Hillary Fund. 

    • Overnight stay at Paradise Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day5

    Trek from Tengboche (3,855m / 12,850ft) to Dingboche (4,360m / 14,290ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12km / 7.45miles
    Highest Altitude 4,360m / 14,290ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    We continue our trek uphill to Pangboche, past many chortens, mani walls, and small villages. You will be able to see spectacular views of the Mt. Island peak. Following the Lobuche River, we will be entering the Imja Valley and trek on a steeply ascending trail to Dingboche. From Dingboche, we can see Island peak (6,812m) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516m). Dingboche sits surrounded by stone walls to protect crops from cold winds and animals. While plowing, these stones are removed and piled up, creating kilometers-long stone walls. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Good Luck
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day6

    Trek from Dingboche (4,360m / 14,290ft) to Lobuche (4,930m / 16,175ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 8.5km / 5.2miles
    Highest Altitude 4,930m / 16,175ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    The trek to Lobuche will be an interesting one as you will be able to see the stunning mountain views nearly throughout the path. Following the wide valley, the trail proceeds to a short uphill near a ridge of a top shrine. Then you will cross a glacial moraine and a small collection of lodges. 

    As the trek elevates, you will get better views of more snow peaks throughout your way to Thukla. On the way, there are memorial statues of the climbers who could not succeed in this harsh region. The hike to Lobuche is enjoyable. 

    • Overnight stay at Mother Earth House
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day7

    Trek from Lobuche (4,930m / 16,175ft) to Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,598ft) and back to Gorakshep (5,185m / 17,010ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15km / 9.32miles
    Highest Altitude 5,364m / 17,598ft
    Trek Duration 6-8 hours

    It will be a long-awaited and rewarding day. From Lobuche, we follow the glacial moraine up as the views keep getting better. Eventually, we reach the lodges of Gorak Shep, where we will be spending the night. However, as soon as we reach Gorak Shep, we will have lunch, leave our belongings here, and proceed to Everest Base Camp (5,364m).

    After reaching Everest Base Camp, you will probably realize that this is the nearest you will ever be to the world's highest mountain - Everest. You will be savoring the views from the base camp, including the incredible Khumbu Icefall, and may even feel emotional to achieve this feat you had planned long ago. After spending some quality time at EBC, you will head back to Gorak Shep to spend the rest of the day. 

    • Overnight stay at Buddha Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  8. day8

    Hike to Kala Patthar (5,555m / 18,208ft) Viewpoint, trek to Gorakshep, then to Chhukung (4,730m /15,518ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.5km / 5.9miles
    Highest Altitude 5,555m / 18,208ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    You will be hiking to Kala Patthar (5550m / 18,208 ft), on rocky trails, at dawn to view the sunrise on Mt. Everest and other peaks. Kala Patthar is a famous viewpoint that provides splendid panoramic views of Mt. Everest and other peaks. You will find prayer flags hung along the way.

    After savoring the panoramic views from Kala Patthar, you will return to Gorakshep for breakfast. After breakfast, our descent begins. It will be a long trek, at first, from Gorakshep, we reach Lobuche. From Lobuche, we continue to trek east, across Kongma La Pass (4,910m), and finally arrive at Chhukung. 

    • Overnight stay at a lodge.
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  9. day9

    Rest day to relax and acclimatize at Chhukung

    You will spend this day acclimatizing. Your Sherpa climbing guide will train you on peak climbing. You will learn the best ways to use your climbing gears - ropes and knots, ice axes, climbing boots, crampons, harness, etc. Island Peak climbing does not require prior training experiences. Although without a doubt, such training experiences will boost climbers' confidence, sharpen climbing skills, and increases the chances of scaling the summit.

    • Overnight stay at a lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  10. day10

    Trek from Chhukung (4,730m / 15,518ft) to Island Peak Base Camp (5000m / 16,690ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 5km / 3.1miles
    Highest Altitude 5000m / 16,690ft
    Trek Duration 4 hours

    Chhukung Village (4,730m/15,518 ft) lies on a left fork of the Imja Khola in the Solukhumbu District of Sagarmatha Zone. This area used to be a yak pasture with no permanent habitation.

    The ascent of Island Peak is challenging and will require crampons and an ice ax to navigate the glaciers and ice headwalls. You also need to have a good level of fitness.

    We ascend southwards along the moraine from the Lhotse glacier to the east. A short hike takes you by the side of rock blocks, and after a 40-minute climb, you reach Island Peak Base Camp. After setting up the tents, you will get short training on peak climbing techniques and using climbing gear such as ice axes, climbing boots and crampons, harnesses, and ropes.

    • Overnight stay in a tent
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  11. day11

    Summit Island Peak (6189m / 20305ft ) return to Chhukung (4,730m /15,518ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 11km / 6.8miles
    Highest Altitude 6,189m / 20,305ft
    Trek Duration 10 -11 hours

    Imja Tse, popularly known as Island Peak, lies in Sagarmatha National Park. The peak was named Island Peak in 1953 by members of the British Mount Everest expedition because it looks like an island protruding from the sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. The peak was renamed in 1983 to Imja Tse, but the older name Island Peak is still in use. This peak extends the ridge coming down off the south end of Lhotse Shar.

    We start early morning to reach the summit before noon so that you can avoid afternoon winds. You will follow our experienced Sherpa guides and ascend the rocky ridge before reaching a glacier. Then using ropes, we continue up the glacier to the south ridge and follow this ridge to the summit. From the top, you can see outstanding views of Lhotse (27,890 feet), Makalu (27,805 feet), Island peak (22,493 feet), and Baruntse (25,328 feet). After enjoying the views from the top, we descend to Island Base Camp and further down to Chhukung. 

    • Overnight stay at a lodge.
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  12. day12

    Contingency Day

    We have allotted an extra day allowance, just in case we don't have favorable weather on our summit day. If the weather was not suitable yesterday, we will summit Island Peak today. Otherwise, we will use this day to relax and enjoy being surrounded by the Himalayas.

    • Overnight stay at the tent
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  13. day13

    Trek from Chhukung (4,730m /15,518ft) to Tengboche (3,870m / 12,304ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12.9km / 8miles
    Highest Altitude 4,730m /15,518ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    We descend to Tengboche Village, located within the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), where the famous Tengboche monastery, the biggest monastery in the Everest region, lies. From the monastery, you will be able to see panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku.

    • Overnight stay at a lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  14. day14

    Trek from Tengboche (3,870m / 12,304ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,441m / 11,285ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 5.9km / 3.6miles
    Highest Altitude 3,870m / 12,304ft
    Trek Duration 6 hours

    The trail to Namche Bazaar, from Tengboche, takes us through forests teeming with wildlife like pheasants, musk deer, mountain goats, or even snow leopards. We will be climbing on the steep slopes and winding through several bends passing numerous prayer flags and chortens. 

    While heading back, you can click pictures and enjoy the views of the tip of Everest and the backside of Lhotse. After finally arriving at Namche Bazaar, we will head to our lodges and rest.

    • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  15. day15

    Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,441m / 11,285ft) to Lukla (2850m / 9,350ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 13.5km / 8.3miles
    Highest Altitude 3,441m / 11,285ft
    Trek Duration 6 hours

    Our last day on the trekking trails will be rewarding as we return to Dudh Koshi Valley. The route is generally gentle back uphill to Lukla from the Kusum stream. Before rushing to Lukla, the trail heads steeply up to the west. After the first climb, the path reaches a small village and then leads down to the main trail, joining at the sidestream before Toktok. From Toktok, the mountain views will be entirely different and unique. Eventually, we reach the large town of Lukla, from where we will take a flight back to Kathmandu the next day.

    • Overnight stay at Comfort Inn (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  16. day16

    Fly back to Kathmandu/Manthali from Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Flight Hours 40/20 minutes

    After your adventure, it is time to return. From Lukla, you will either fly to Manthali or Kathmandu, depending on the ongoing trekking season. If your trek is in March, April, May, September, October, or November, you'll likely fly to Manthali, followed by a subsequent drive to Kathmandu. In December, January, February, June, July, or August, you will fly directly from Lukla to Kathmandu.

    If you choose, you can bypass the Lukla-Manthali-Kathmandu route. For this, you can collaborate with four other individuals to book a helicopter, incurring an additional charge of approximately 550 USD per person.

    If everything goes according to the schedule, you will return to Kathmandu on this day. We hope your journey back to Kathmandu will be relaxing, with no more trails to trek and no peaks to climb. You will probably be looking back at your journey, recreating the unforgettable memories you formed. Your trek package ends at Kathmandu. 

    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

What is included in the package?

  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) cost and airport taxes
  • All standard meals (16 Lunches, 15 Dinners, and 16 Breakfasts) during the trek/climb.
  • Total 15 nights. Five nights twin sharing room with private attached bathroom at Lukla, Namche (3N), and Phakding. Eight nights twin sharing accommodation at Tengboche (2N), Dingboche, Chhukung (3N), Lobuche, and Gorakshep. 2 nights accommodation at camp/tent in the Island Peak Base Camp (twin sharing)
  • Group gears and supplies (ropes, ice screws, snow bars)
  • All camping equipment (kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chair, and kitchen utensils)
  • Government Licensed Discovery World Trekking experienced trekking/climbing leader, cook, and porters to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers will share a porter) Max load 18 kg per porter.
  • Guide and porters' costs, their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight, and other necessary equipment.
  • Permits for Island Peak (6189m)
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee & Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
  • Garbage deposit
  • Medical kits
  • The arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets, if needed
  • All government and local taxes
  • Rescue operation arrangements in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance).
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • Souvenir - a company's T-shirt & a cap
  • Discovery World Trekking trek/climb appreciation certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the trek.
What is Excluded?
  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal visa fees. 50 USD for 30 days.
  • Excess baggage charges (limit is 9kg per person)
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, or early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and climbing gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude heli- rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays or consequences of delays caused by circumstances beyond our control, including landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses not listed in "What is included in the package?" will be counted as excludes

Island Peak Expedition Map

Equipment list for Island Peak Expedition

We recommend you to carry only the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. Though porters will carry your major luggage, your luggage weight limit is 9 kg. We assign a porter for every two trekkers, and the maximum combined luggage weight limit for a porter is 18-kg.

Although we understand that our clients have their own clothing preferences, here is our list to help you with your packing. Remember that you can buy equipment in Kathmandu as well. Make sure that you have the right size of gear if buying or renting.

Climbing Gear for Island Peak Climbing with EBC

  • Ice ax for sure!
  • Climbing harnesses - to secure you to a rope or an anchor point during peak climbing.
  • Crampons - a traction device that will be attached to your footwear to improve mobility on snow and ice during ice climbing (island peak climbing)
  • Tape slings- an essential part of a climber's kit to wrap around the section of rock and hitch to other pieces of equipment
  • Figure 8 Descender to use it as a zip flyer, either on friction mode or smoothie mode.
  • Screwgate karabiners - to be 100% sure knots don't pop open
  • Helmets
  • Ascender/Jhumar
  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Rope
  • Ice hammer
  • Ice screw
  • Snow bar

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or wide-brimmed hat
  • A warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic, which will keep you warm)
  • Headscarf (can be used in dusty conditions)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries
  • Prescription sunglasses (if you have medical prescriptions)

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

For Hands

  • A pair of mittens containing a Gore-Tex over mitt matched, waterproof, polar-fleece mitt liner
  • A pair of lightweight poly-liner trek gloves
  • A pair of lightweight fleece gloves (or wool)

Sleeping

  • One sleeping bag 30 degrees DC
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner
  • Rucksack and travel bags
  • One medium rucksack or one large duffel bag
  • Daypack/backpack of 50 liters max for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding.
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • Two large waterproof rucksack covers (if you need them)

Body (Upper-Lower)

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-Shirt (bring Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Expedition grade down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Thick thermal merino bottoms (Icebreaker 200, Odlo Revolution Thick)
  • Polar fleece trousers or similar mid-layer trousers
  • Gore-Tex (over)trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • Goose-down trousers or bibs or a down suit
  • Liner gloves for tying knots
  • waterproof stuff sacks to keep your clothing dry 
  • A pair of hiking shorts, trousers, lightweight thermal bottoms
  • A pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • A pair of breathable fabric, waterproof shell pants 
  • Non-cotton undergarments

Footwear

  • Hiking boots
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)
  • Gore-Tex hiking boots with ankle support
  • A pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Two pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Two pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • A pair of hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support
  • Gaiters
  • Cotton socks

Essentials

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trekking)

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
  • Multi-purpose soap (must be biodegradable)

Medical Needs

  • personal simple and light first-aid kit
  • First-aid tapes and plasters
  • One skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea, headache pills
  • Cough and cold medicine for sure
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter
  • One set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses or contact lens supplies

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products for female
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet paper roll
  • Anti-bacterial handwash
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guidebook
  • Notebook and pen (if you want to write your moments)
  • A modest swimsuit
  • A Voltage converter (from 220 to 110 ampere)
  • Lightweight pillowcase (optional)

Island Peak Height, Elevation, Cost, Difficulty

Island Peak climbing in Nepal

You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. We provide free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for trekking guests who have booked Island Peak Climbing with the Everest Base Camp Trek package.

At the TIA airport, you will find our representative holding a pamphlet with your name and our company name. They will welcome you, present you with a marigold garland and take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. You will need at least an overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu, but this package does not cover this. 

On your trek departure day, we will take you to TIA to catch a domestic flight to Lukla that lasts about 40 minutes.

This package covers Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flights.

Accommodations during the Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp includes 15 nights lodge stay in mountain regions at the best available lodges. We provide five nights of twin sharing room with a private attached bathroom at Lukla, Namche (3N), Phakding, and eight nights of twin sharing accommodation at Tengboche (2N), Dingboche, Chhukung (3N), Lobuche, and Gorakshep. You will be spending two nights in camps/tents in the Island Peak Base Camp.

You will need at least two nights of hotels in Kathmandu - one before the trek and another after the trek. However, this package does not include these accommodations.

Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and interests, and we do not want to restrict your choices. 

Hot showers and Wi-Fi at trek regions will be available at an extra cost.

The Meals

Your trek takes place at high elevations, near the world’s highest peaks, which means your body needs enough nutritious food. We will arrange plenty of nutrient-rich, hygenic, and tasty food, but you will not have all the food options available in cities.

We will provide you with 16 breakfasts, 16 lunches, and 15 dinners during the trek.

Some of the popular menu items are -

Breakfast - Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati, Local Tsampa porridge, Eggs, Pancakes, Muesli Breads, Fruits, Vegetables, Hot drinks (varieties of teas and coffees, hot chocolates, etc.)

Lunch - Dhal, Bhat, & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni dishes, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Desserts (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc

Dinner - Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Macaroni, Tenduk Spaghetti, Noodles Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Potato items, Vegetable and Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Korean Ramen, Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc

The menu includes traditional local, Asian, and western cuisine almost everywhere, but at high elevations, the food choices get restricted. We highly recommend liquids - green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup (must) at high altitudes. Similarly, you should intake fresh vegetables for health benefits.

Though plenty of non-veg items are available in trek regions, we do not recommend them because the meat in such places may not be hygienic and healthy. Similarly, we highly encourage you to avoid dairy items and strongly suggest not to consume alcoholic, caffeinated drinks and hot chocolates.

All personal bills (alcoholic, hot (tea/coffee), and cold drinks) in tea houses/ Lodges or cafes except standard meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from the package.

Best Time for Climbing Island Peak with Everest Base Camp Trek

The best time for Climbing Island Peak with Everest Base Camp Trek depends on the weather. Though you can get online weather forecasts in the Everest region, it is very difficult to get an accurate prediction.

People trek to Everest Base Camp throughout the year, but treks are easier with clear skies during certain months. 

Spring and autumn are great seasons for Climbing Island Peak with the Everest Base Camp trek. During these seasons, the skies are crystal clear from dawn to dusk, the temperature is cool, and there are minimum chances of rain. The magic of clear azure skies provides the most spectacular vistas. 

January to February

This time is the coldest time with heavy snowfall, especially during January, so we do not conduct this trek in January. The winter eases in February. The daytime starts getting warm and admirable with clear skies, but the nighttime will be cold. However, it is perfectly fine to trek during February, and we conduct this trip safely in February. However, if you are allergic to extreme colds, we advise you not to trek during these months.

Temperature: 15°C to -15°C

March to April

It is one of the best times for Island Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather is very favorable, allowing you to enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas ranges and glaciers. From March, the weather starts to warm up, and all flora and fauna dormant throughout the winter spring to life, feeding and breeding in the sun-kissed temperatures. Temperatures start increasing in the mid of March, and with clear skies, snow mountains will look their best.

Temperature: 18°C to -12°C

May to June

These are also great months for Island Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp Trek, just before the monsoon becomes active. Rainfall starts from the end of June and lasts till mid-August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable.

Temperature: 25°C to -5°C.

July to August

The rainfall hits its peak during this time at altitudes below 3500 meters. Due to heavy rainfall, flights to Lukla may get canceled at the beginning or end of the trek. The trails are wet and slippery. So, Discovery World Trekking does not conduct Island Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp trek during these months.

Temperature: 27°C to 5°C

September to October

September and October are favorable months for Island Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp Trek. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets itself. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the daytime and falls to 5 degrees at night.

This season is when most trekkers enjoy the most, with clear skies enabling amazing views of the snow peaks and cool temperatures. If you want to get great views hassle-free, it is the best time to trek. Moreover, the two biggest Nepali festivals, Dashain and Tihar, fall in these months, adding a festive mood to the whole nation. 

Temperature: 20°C to 5°C

November to December

As winter begins, snow falls start in the Himalayas region, and by December, it gets tough to trek. However, it is perfectly fine to trek in November as November day temperatures are cool with clear skies enabling you to enjoy stunning views of the mountains. Discovery World Trekking does not organize this trek during December. 

Temperature: 18°C to -10 °C

The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable and changes quickly.

Acclimatization during Island Peak Expedition

You must acclimatize for Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek.

Altitude sickness is common among trekkers and needs immediate treatment. During this trek, you will be acclimatizing at Namche Bazaar and Chhukkung.  Island Peak Climbing is a relatively more challenging trek than Everest Base Camp treks.

At Namche Bazaar, trekkers can explore this famous Sherpa town while adjusting to the thin air. We have scheduled second-day acclimatization at Chhukung. 

At Chhukung, Sherpa climbing guides will train you to use the climbing gears, ropes, knots, ice axes, climbing boots, crampons, harnesses, etc. Island Peak does not require prior training experiences. Although without a doubt, such training opportunities will boost climber confidence, sharpen climbing skills and increase the chances of scaling the summit.

Our trekking leaders and guides are well qualified and experienced at high altitudes, and they are extensive first aid trained. Your health and safety are important to us, and they are our first priority. 

If a trekker gets rigorously affected, the only cure would be to descend immediately. In such cases, your trek leader has the authority to decide whether to descend immediately or continue the trek based on the overall situation. 

Island Peak Climbing Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health

Island Peak Climbing is a challenging yet rewarding trek/climb. The hiking will be from 5 to 7 hours a day depending on the destination, taking regular breaks to admire the mountain views. The trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents, and a steep forward trail in the rocky paths and forests.

For Island Peak Climbing, the fitter you are, the more comfortable and enjoyable your journey will be. If you have prior experience, this may be an advantage for you. However, we do not recommend this trek for those suffering from sensitive medical conditions like heart or lung disease.

Trekking group/single

We organize a group as well as a private trek. You are eligible for group discounts if you have your own group. The bigger your group is, the more discount you will get. However, you will not get any discount for groups' Discovery World Trekking assembles. We can handle all group sizes and add an assistant guide for a group of 12 or more. Each team will have a group leader and a guide for every two trekkers. 

A typical day on Island Peak Climbing

Each day you will be rewarded with a unique trekking experience, climbing, enjoying the incredible scenery, taking photos, and exploring local villages. During your expedition, our experienced, friendly, and qualified Sherpa will accompany you while informing you about the places as you trek. We will assign porters to carry your luggage. However, we expect you to bring a small regular backpack with important items.

The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk from around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of that day’s walk. After trekking for three to four hours, we will serve you lunch around midday on the route to the next destination. We will rest for an hour after lunch and then continue on the path. 

The afternoon walk is generally shorter, about two to three hours. Once you reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, you can snack on the extra dietary food and explore nearby places till it gets dark.

You will be having dinner from around 6 PM to 7 PM. After dinner, you can indulge in friendly conversations. The expedition leader/guide will brief you about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, you can read books, enjoy onboard games like monopoly and cards, or watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most foreigners indulge in light and fun learning of the Nepalese language from our crew before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

Communication during Island Peak Climbing

During the Island Peak Climbing Trek, you can use the internet at lodges by paying a small service charge. You can contact your family and friends from the lodges, but once we reach high altitudes, we will use mobile phones for communication.

We will communicate with all our trek teams through our trek leader at least once a day to ensure all trek members are safe and feel right. You can easily purchase a local sim in Kathmandu, but based on the network, the signals at high altitudes may not be strong enough. 

Most of the lodges/tea houses in trek regions have Wi-Fi, which you can use by paying a service fee.

Extra personal expenses

Discovery World Trekking covers major expenses during the trek. However, meals and accommodations in Kathmandu are up to our clients. Kathmandu has all kinds of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget), and you can book most of them online. 

All our valuable clients will need personal spending money for visa fees, travel insurance policy purchases, beverages, snacks, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs, etc. We recommend bringing cash (major currencies), which you can exchange for Nepalese currency. Trek regions only honor Nepali currency.

Battery recharge and water during the trek

Throughout your trek, you can use electricity for battery recharge at the lodges/hotels you will be staying in by paying a small service fee.

You can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges or en route shops. However, some trek regions may not allow plastic bottles. So, we suggest you carry a water bottle and fill it with boiled water available in lodges. If you need, we can provide you with water purification pills.

We advise you against drinking water from rivers, taps, and wells in trek regions, because the water may not be potable.

Travel insurance for Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Expedition

This trip grade is challenging, and it comes with inherent high-altitude trek risks, including altitude sickness and other unforeseen events like landslides.

Travel insurance is compulsory for Island Peak Climbing with EBC trek. All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation, including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses up to 6000m.

We can recommend insurance companies to help you, but we do not sell insurance policies. 

Please send us your detailed insurance information within a week of booking the trek. We will use your insurance policy and other informational documents you sent us during emergencies for effective rescue operations and transfer for emergency medical help. 

Before buying travel insurance, call your insurer and recheck if they have Heli-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m. Do not just believe what they say on their website.

Nepal Tourist Visa

All foreigners, except Indians, need a visa to enter Nepal. You can get an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport and immigration checkpoints along Nepal borders. For a visa application, you will need a passport with at least six months of validity, a passport size photo, and visa fees. The current visa fee is USD 50 for a 30-day stay, which you can pay in cash (major currencies). 

Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa. However, there are some limitations. Citizens from certain countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan) may not receive an on-arrival visa. If you are a national from these countries, you need to contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Visa information may change without notice. For the most current information, please visit https://www.immigration.gov.np/

Currency Exchange in Nepal

Nepali Rupee (NPR) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.120 NPR)

You can exchange most foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all-over Thamel. Some hotels also exchange small amounts of cash (Dollars). 

If you have INR (Indian Rupees), please note that only INR notes of Rs.100 and 2,000 are legal in Nepal. 

Despite the security advantage of travelers' cheques, we recommend you cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high bank commissions. You can also withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu using your foreign debit/credit card. Several of these ATMs are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee.

If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions, they will charge you a service fee of about 4% or more, depending upon the institution. 

Trek regions do not have banks and money exchange services, so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu, depending on your spending estimates. Bear in mind that locals in trek regions only accept Nepali currencies. 

Most established banks in Asia will not accept old, torn, or faded foreign currency notes. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

How much luggage can I bring to Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek?

The luggage weight limit per trekker is 9kg. We assign one porter for every two trekkers, and they will carry no more than 18kg of combined weight. We never overload our porters. 

We also expect you to bring a backpack with your valuables or important documents. You can store your excess luggage at your hotel or the World Discovery Trekking store. We provide free luggage storage at our store during the length of your trek. 

We will recheck everything (luggage, equipment, etc.) you will be carrying to the trek during the trip briefing to ensure you are not missing anything.

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees client safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost concern for us. We have several checks and balances in place to make treks safe. We will be carrying all the necessary gears, equipment, and first aid kits. 

Our leaders and guides are wilderness first aid trained. If a trekker falls sick, your trek guide has the authority to decide whether to continue the trek or descend immediately based on the overall condition of the trekking team. In emergencies, we will deploy a rescue helicopter to bring you to safety (funded by insurance). Further, we will be traveling together for the group's safety. 

Responsible travel

We strongly believe that we must protect our environment against the adverse effects of tourism. After all, the sustainability of the tourism industry depends on this factor. 

We work together with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to organize eco-friendly trips, which are culturally rewarding and meet the expectation of both travelers and local communities. We pay proper attention to rubbish disposal and try our best to leave the campsites in better condition than when we first arrived. 

We encourage you not to pollute water sources with soap or rubbish wastage. Our staff members know techniques to minimize water usage. Please bring water canisters to refill for boiled/treated water instead of buying bottled water. We do not want you to pollute trek regions with plastic waste. 

Discovery World Trekking Crew

During the Island peak expedition, our trained, licensed, and experienced Sherpa/guide will accompany you, providing information about the places you will be visiting. We assign one porter for every two trekkers to carry a maximum luggage weight limit of 18-kg. So your luggage weight limit is 9 kg. If you require, we can provide one porter per trekker. However, we never overload our porters. 

Our crew members are locals from the high Himalayas, and their physical endurance at high altitudes is phenomenal. All our staff members are precious to us. We pay them well and cover their insurance, clothing, food, and lodging throughout the expedition.

All our guides and porters receive medical care when ill or injured. We try hard to keep our staff happy as we believe that only a happy person can keep others happy. 

Our trek leaders have:

  • completed intensive wilderness first aid training
  • government-authorized trekking guide certificate
  • fluency in speaking English and other major languages
  • conservation and biodiversity training
  • rock climbing experience

Tipping

Nepali culture accepts tipping. However, tipping is at travelers' discretion and should reflect the quality of service received, trek length, and trek costs. We advise you to tip as a group at the end of the trek. 

Booking and payment process

Discovery world trekking is a Nepal-government-authorized, licensed, and bonded trekking and touring operator in operation for more than a decade. 

We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Hence, you can book our trip with us with confidence.

We require 10% of the trip cost as an advance to confirm the booking. You can pay the advance through bank transfer, western union, or online from our site. You can pay the rest of the trip cost in cash, using bank transfer, western union, or credit/debit cards after you arrive in Nepal. We will also email you payment details and the modes of payment available. 

Please send us your necessary documents like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, and arrival and departure flight details within a week of booking the trip. 

Trip extension

After completing this trek, if you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal, we can organize fun activities for you, including sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, Nagarkot view trip, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing, etc. 

Feedback

After your Island Peak Expedition, we will organize a farewell dinner in Kathmandu. After dinner, we will present you with a Discovery World Trekking t-shirt and a printed trek achievement certificate. This is also a great time to provide us with your feedback.

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Juan

Written Jan 15 , 2023

I have had the opportunity to visit Nepal multiple times, and every trip has been absolutely incredible. On these journeys, I chose Discovery World Trekking for their welcoming and familial atmosphere they create. The organization behind the scenes, led by Paul, is top-notch as everything is always well-prepared and sorted out.

 

Paul and his team adeptly guided us to our destinations and smoothly handled any necessary adjustments along the way. Despite being a lot of fun, the entire team remained highly professional, making each day a pleasure to spend with them.

 

During the island peak climbing via EBC (Everest Base Camp), I faced some challenges, but the support and safety provided by these amazing individuals never wavered. I can't praise them enough and wholeheartedly recommend choosing Discovery World Trekking if you are planning a visit to Nepal. Thank you, Discovery World Trekking, for everything!

 

Emily

Written Apr 10 , 2023

I embarked on an extraordinary journey with a small group of friends, facilitated by Discovery World Trekking, an organized tour company. Mr. Paul Gurung, who works tirelessly behind the scenes and around the clock, ensured the expedition's success and safety for all clients. The guides were exceptional, consistently prioritizing our well-being and making it their mission to lead us to our destination safely.

 

The porters were remarkable individuals with incredible strength, ensuring that our bags reached each tea house without fail. Both the porters and guides were exceptional, displaying humility and being valuable assets to the Discovery Team. I am immensely grateful to Discovery for providing me with a cherished and unforgettable memory!

 

 

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Ian

Dec 12 , 2023

The Island Peak climbing expedition alongside the iconic Everest Base Camp trek was an adventure of a lifetime! I cannot express enough gratitude to Paul and Discovery World Trekking for orchestrating such an unforgettable journey.

Throughout the trek, the support from our knowledgeable guides and porters was exceptional. Their wealth of experience and unwavering encouragement kept us motivated, especially during the more strenuous sections of the climb. The accommodations along the route were comfortable, and the meals provided were both hearty and delicious, fueling us for the days ahead. 10/10 experience.

Ray

Feb 13 , 2024

My recent adventure with Island Peak Climbing alongside the Everest Base Camp trek was nothing short of extraordinary! From start to finish, the entire experience was impeccably organized and executed by the team at Discovery World Trekking.

Paul was prompt and informative, addressing all my queries and ensuring I was well-prepared for the journey ahead. The itinerary was well-designed, allowing for acclimatization and exploration of the breathtaking landscapes along the way.

I cannot speak highly enough of the professionalism and dedication of the entire team. Their knowledge of the region, attention to safety, and passion for adventure truly set them apart. This experience has left an indelible mark on me, and I would highly recommend Island Peak Climbing with EBC.

 

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Bran

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Apr 24, 2023

Deciding to embark on the island peak via EBC trek was the most incredible choice I've ever made, and I'm absolutely thrilled that I selected Discovery World Trekking to assist me on this journey. From the moment we arrived, Paul and his team warmly welcomed us at the airport, instantly making us feel at home. The guides were exceptional, not only experienced but also great fun to be around.

 

Even after the trek, they continued to take care of me, accompanying me all the way back to Kathmandu. Throughout the entire experience, I was treated like part of the family in Nepal, and I am immensely grateful to Paul and his team for that. If I ever decide to embark on another trek, there's no doubt in my mind that I'll choose Discovery World Trekking again without a second thought.

 

 

Sophie

US

Mar 27, 2023

Nepal had always been on my travel bucket list, and it certainly lived up to my expectations. Our trek to Island Peak via Everest Base Camp was a remarkable experience, thanks to the excellent planning by Paul and the local guide team.

 

The guides were simply outstanding, constantly greeting us with smiles and taking care of every little detail. They ensured hot water was available in the mornings, had our room keys ready upon reaching the tea houses, and regularly checked on our well-being during the walks. These thoughtful gestures truly enhanced the enjoyment of the trip.

 

I'm eagerly looking forward to returning to Nepal to explore more of its breathtaking scenery and immerse myself further in the local culture. And without a doubt, I'll be choosing DWT for my next adventure there. If you're considering traveling to Nepal, I highly recommend joining the DWT team; they will undoubtedly exceed your expectations!

 

 

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