Island Peak Climbing and Everest Base Camp Trek - 19 days

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  • Group Size: 1-12
  • Min. Age: 18
  • Max. Altitude : 6189m / 20305 ft

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This Island Peak itinerary is a perfect blend of trekking and climbing...

Island Peak Climbing in Nepal offers the best peak climbing experience for novice climbers and mountain lovers. Lying in the Khumbu or Everest Region, the Island Peak or Imja Tse rises like a spectacular island of rock and ice surrounded by glaciers and 8000 and 7000 metre peaks. One of the easiest of Nepal’s trekking peaks, the ascent to Island Peak’s summit at 6189m involves a traverse through glacier and moderate snow and ice climbing. 

 Take a high altitude hike to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar and stand beneath the frozen summit of Mount Everest. Cross a high mountain pass Kongma La and arrive at Island Peak Base Camp. Put on your gear and follow your guide to the summit of this beautiful peak.Walk past mountainside Sherpa villages, high mountain passes and glaciers to reach the Island Peak Base Camp, from where you make your summit bid. The ample acclimatization days will ensure that your body adapts well to the rarefied air before your summit bid.For most of you this will be a ‘first’ and thus your most memorable summit. We are sure there will be many more in the future, but the taste of your first victory lingers for a lifetime.

Since your safety is our number one priority, we do a double check on all our climbing equipments and gear that we use for this expedition. What's more we provide you with all the climbing gear and equipment you will need to scale Island Peak. These are to be returned after your Island Peak climbing adventure.  We make sure that the safety procedures are on place at the start as well the during the trip. 1 guide will be assigned to 2 climbers to ensure that everyone makes it to the summit.  Your climbing guide  has more than 14 years of experience in mountain climbing. He has summitted Mount Everest four times and has reached the top of Island Peak more than a hundred times. Get valuable inputs from him and other experienced guides during the pre-climb training. They will help you reach the top and achieve your goal safely. 

Best Time To Go

The best Island Peak Climbing seasons are Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). During Spring and Autumn the weather remains clear and favorable for climbing. Climbing is possible during the winter months too, but conditions remain extreme and harsh during this period.

Why Island Peak Climbing and Everest Base Camp Trek?

  • This trip has the best combination of Himalayan trekking and climbing
  • Trek to EBC  and climb up Island Peak, the most popular trekking peak in Nepal
  • An easy ascent up a 6000 metre peak for first-time climbers,  under the guidance of experienced Sherpa climbers and adequate acclimatization days
  • Valuable mountaineering tips from experienced Sherpa mountain guides during pre-climb training
  • Thrilling traverse through Imja, Khumbu and Lhotse glaciers and the high pass of Kongma La
  • Experience Sherpa culture and walk through the ecologically rich Sagarmatha National Park
  • Full board meals and accommodation  on the trail
  • Quality logistics support and safety provisions

 

Is this trip suitable for you?

  • This is for experienced trekkers who want to make that big switch to mountain climbing
  • First-time climbers can make the ascent provided they are physically fit and have basic mountaineering skills
  • If you have done some high altitude trekking and feel confident about scaling your first mountain, then this is the trip for you
  • No previous climbing experience needed
  • High level of physical fitness and endurance level necessary
  • Some days you will have to walk for 8 to 9 hours
  • A grueling ascent and descent of 12 to 14 hours on Summit Day
  • Challenging traverse through glaciers, river valleys and mountain pass above 5000m
  • If you have weak knees, heart or lungs you need to consult your physician before you book this trip
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Day to Day Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu Nepal | Departure from: Kathmandu Nepal

DAY 1:

Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m/4593ft) expand
Accommodation: Hotel Mulberry

If you have a day flight then you will be lucky enough to have a glimpse of the Himalayan mountains from the flight before landing. Our representative will be at the airport waiting for you at the terminal. He will drive you to your hotel and help you check in. Take rest and later on if you feel like it, stroll around Thamel which is a lively tourist hub. Enjoy your first evening in Nepal with a welcome dinner and cultural show at an authentic Nepalese restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meal Included :
  • Dinner

DAY 2:

Kathmandu (1400m/4593ft) – Trip Preparation expand
Accommodation: Hotel Mulberry

Meet your guide and your team mates at your hotel or at Third Rock Adventures’ office. A briefing by your guide will familiarize you more with how each day will progress. Listen carefully as there will be helpful tips on what to do and what not do during your trip. Finally if you have brought your own personal gear and equipment, your guide will check it. If you have missed out on anything, do not worry we will be providing the equipment and gear (down jacket, sleeping bag, crampons, helmet, climbing boots, ice axe etc.) needed to climb Island Peak. These are to be returned after the end of your adventure. 

If there’s any free time before or after the briefing, you can use it to explore the city on your own or with a guide (ask us!). Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast

DAY 3:

Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m/9318ft) - Trek to Phakding (2610m/8563ft) expand
Distance: 35 minutes flight, Walk: 8km (3-4 hours)
Accommodation: Hotel Sherpa

Take an early flight to Lukla. The flight to Lukla is filled with inspiring views of the Himalayas and a hair-rising landing at the Tenzing Hillary Airport.  This tiny airport lies on a plateau surrounded by high mountains. It is regarded as one of the highest and extreme airports in the world. Once your plane lands, meet your porters and rest of the crew. Sort out your luggage and pack for the final time before hitting the trail. Make your way out of the colourful Lulkla bazaar and descend down the trail to Phakding. Do walk carefully as there will be mule trains and yaks sharing the trail.  Cross a metal suspension bridge and arrive at the riverside settlement of Phakding. Head to a teahouse where your rooms have been booked. Rest and afterwards explore the village or make your way down to the Dudh Koshi Khola (Milky River), and take pictures of the scenic valley. Later head back to the teahouse and take rest. Overnight in Phakding.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 4:

Trek Phakding to Namche (3440m/11,286ft) expand
Walking Distance: 11km (6-7 hours)
Accommodation: Hotel Namche

The walk to Namche is filled with magnificent views. For the first time you get to see Mount Everest and a host of other mountains. Walking alongside the Dudh Koshi River, you take a trail decorated with mani stones and prayer flags. These are placed at various places on the trail by Buddhist monks to safeguard and protect the travellers from negative forces. The path goes through a forest of juniper, pine and rhododendron. En route you cross five metal suspension bridges including the Hillary Bridge over the Imja River. Make your way across the Sagarmatha National Park and hike up to Namche, the Sherpa capital. Carved like a bowl on the side of a mountain, Namche is one of the prettiest and most important Sherpa settlements in the Everest Region. Overnight in Namche.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 5:

Namche – Acclimatization Day expand
Accommodation: Hotel Namche

Spend a day acclimatizing in Namche. A bustling town lined with high end as well as budget lodges, shops, restaurants, bakeries and the only ATM beyond the 3000m mark, Namche is the economic heart of Khumbu region. Traders from all over Khumbu converge in Namche Bazaar to buy or sell food items and other commodities.  Start your day early and walk up to the Sagarmatha National Park for a sunrise view. Watch the sunrise over the snowy summits of Mount Everest, Thamserku and Ama Dablam. After breakfast take an acclimatization hike to Hotel Everest View through Shyangboche. It is a steep ascent filled with incredible views of some of the highest views in the world. Hotel Everest View, which was at one time the highest hotel in the world, offers 360-degree views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Mount Everest. After enjoying the splendid views head down to Namche. If you still have the stamina you can trek further to the historic village of Khumjung. Visit the Hillary School, the first school in the region established Sir Edmund Hillary. At Khumjung Monastery you can view the scalp of a Yeti, the abominable snowman. Overnight in Namche.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 6:

Trek Namche to Tengboche (3870m/12,697ft) expand
Walking Distance: 10 km(5 - 6 hours)
Accommodation: Tashi Delek Lodge

Take a scenic walk to Tengboche, a small Sherpa settlement. The Tengboche Gompa, which is the most important Buddhist monastery in the Everest Region dominates the skyline of this small settlement. Your teahouse lies close to the Gompa. You can visit the monastery and witness the monks praying and chanting. Send out a silent prayer for the success of your expedition and seek blessings from the monks. Sunrise and sunset view of Ama Dablam from Tengboche is not to be missed. Keep your camera ready for this magnificent sight. Overnight in Tengboche.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 7:

Trek Tengboche to Dingboche(4400m/14,436ft) expand
Walking Distance: 11km (5 - 6 hours)
Accommodation: Hotel Countryside

From Tengboche you head to Dingboche and descend down a forested trail and cross a couple of suspension bridges. En route you cross a couple of Sherpa villages including Pangboche, the village with the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the region. As you ascend higher the tree line vanishes and you enter a rocky and barren landscape. The gain in elevation leaves you a bit breathless. Dingboche is where many trekkers start feeling the effects of high altitude. Once you reach the settlement, head to a teahouse and take rest. Keep yourself hydrated by including plenty of fluids in your diet. Dehydration leads to AMS (acute mountain sickness), so do take good care. Overnight in Dingboche.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 8:

Dingboche – Acclimatization Day – Hike to Nagarjun Hill(5100m/16,733ft) expand
Walking Distance: 4-5 hours
Accommodation: Hotel Countryside

You spend your second acclimatization day at Dingboche. This is a small farming village with few houses and fields with stone walls. As this settlement lies at a trail junction that forks towards Everest Base Camp and Island Peak, this is a popular overnight stop for climbers and trekkers.

For your acclimatization hike you ascend a hill that lies right above Dingboche. Locally known as Nagarjun Hill (5100m), this hill is also called Nangkartshang Peak. This hike is important as this ascent will acclimatize your body for the tough high altitude ascents in the coming days. It is a straightforward climb with no technical maneuvers. Nagarjun Hill is one of the best viewpoints in the Khumbu region. Enjoy 360 degree views of Lhotse, Cholatse, Kantega, Ama Dablam, Makalu and Cho Oyu. You can view the entire Ama Dablam peak, from the base to the summit from the vantage point. You also get a close up view of Island Peak or Imja Tse, the Imja Glacier and Cholatse. After soaking in the views and taking pictures, you head down to Dingboche. Take a late afternoon stroll around the village. Overnight in Dingboche. 

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 9:

Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4900m/16,076ft) expand
Walking Distance: 8.5km (5-6 hours)
Accommodation: Himalayan Eco Resort

Keeping your pace slow but steady you walk through the Khumbu Valley and reach Thughla. At Thughla Pass you visit the memorials of mountaineers who lost their lives climbing Mount Everest. The ones dedicated to Rob Hall, Scott Fischer and Late Babu Chhiri Sherpa (the daredevil Sherpa who climbed Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen and spent 22 hours at the summit) are covered with prayer flags and khatas(scarves offered as a mark of respect). Hall and Fischer’s ill-fated Everest expedition has been detailed by Jon Krakauerin his bestselling book “Into Thin Air” and the movie “Everest”. The trail evens out and we follow a rocky moraine to Lobuche. There are only a handful of teahouses in Lobuche and you follow your guide to the teahouse where your rooms have been booked. Lhotse and Nuptse appear very close. Overnight in Lobuche.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 10:

Trek Lobuche to Gorak Shep(5140m/16,864ft) - Visit Everest Base Camp(5365m/17,602ft) expand
Walking Distance: 12.5km (6-8 hours)
Accommodation: Everest Inn

Today you have a long and tiring walk ahead. But the hike is filled with thrilling moments as you reach base camp of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. Leaving Lobuche we follow the ablation valley beside the Khumbu Glacier and head up. The walk proves to be difficult because of the altitude gain and thin air. Gorak Shep lies below the dark mound of Kala Patthar. We head to our teahouse take some rest and refreshments and continue onwards to Everest Base Camp. We walk on the moraine crest and carefully make our way through rubble and loose stones. The Everest Base Camp lies beneath the spectacular Khumbu Icefall. Colorful tents of expedition groups dot the grey and frozen landscape. Take photographs and spend some moments taking in the views before retracing your steps to Gorak Shep. Spending a night at Gorak Shep is crucial for acclimatization before you head onward to Island Peak for your big climb. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 11:

Hike to Kala Patthar(5550m/18,2019ft) – Trek Gorak Shep to Lobuche (4900m/16,076ft) expand
Walking Distance: 7 km (5 - 6 hours)
Accommodation: Himalayan Eco Resort

We wake up early and take a hike to the most popular viewpoint in Everest Region, Kala Patthar. While the summit of Mount Everest is not visible from Everest Base Camp, one can view the rocky summit of the world’s tallest mountain from Kala Patthar. The viewpoint is surrounded by 7000 and 8000 metre peaks. Enjoy a 360 degree view of Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse and Cho Oyu. After taking pictures and soaking in the views it’s back to Gorak Shep. Have some refreshments, carry your bags and head onward to Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 12:

Trek Lobuche to Chukkung (4730m/15,518ft) via Kongma La (5535m/18,159ft) expand
Walking Distance: 11 km (8 - 9 hours)
Accommodation: Sunrise Guest House

Leaving Lobuche we cross the Khumbu Glacier and make an ascent up the Kongma La pass. The walk is difficult as we make our way past a trail filled with rubble and moraine debris. We walk over boulders and scree and reach Kongma La. Cairns covered with colourful prayer flags mark the pass. The views of the 8 mile long Nuptse and Lhotse wall are stupendous and we pause for a moment to take in the glorious sight before heading descending down to the Imja Khola Valley. We walk past a frozen lake and arrive at the valley before making the final descent to Chukkung. Formerly a yak herder’s camp, Chukkung is now an important stop for climbers en route to Island Peak. Apart from teahouses and lodges, there are gear and equipment rental outlets from where you can hire good quality stuff. There will be a final and thorough equipment and gear check. Good quality climbing equipment and gear are available for hire and you can rent any item you need. But please do note large sized climbing boots (size 12 and above) won’t be available. Overnight in Chukkung.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 13:

Trek Chukkung to Island Peak Base Camp(5200m/17,060ft)- Pre-Climb Training expand
Walking Distance: 5km (3 to 4 hours)
Accommodation: Single Tented Camp

Today’s walk brings us to Island Peak Base Camp. We inch closer to our destination. It is a steep climb and we take the uphill path that winds below the southern flank of the Lhotse glacier. The trail snakes past a stream and a striking glacial valley. We walk across the stunning Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines before finally arriving at the Island Base Camp. Base camp is located on a grassy slope beside the Imja Glacier. By the time we arrive at the base camp, our crew has already set up camp and we make our way to our tents.

Pre-climb training will begin right after lunch. We sort our gear for our climb. The climbing guides will offer special tips on climbing techniques. You can use this session to brush up on your climbing skills. The guides will demonstrate the proper use of harness, ascender, carabiner, rappel device, ice axe etc. As part of the training session you will have to climb up and descend using ropes. This pre-climb training is very important, especially for first-time climbers, as this will boost your confidence level. As the climbing sherpas assigned to your group are seasoned climbers with several years of experience, you will be receiving very valuable inputs form these experts. It’s like being coached by the best mountain climbing experts.  Overnight at tented camp. 

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 14:

Summit Day – Island Peak Base Camp to Island Peak Summit (6189m/20,305ft) expand
Walking Distance: 10km (12 to 14 hours)
Accommodation: Sunrise Guest House

Wake up at midnight and make an early start by 1 AM or earlier. It is important to have an early start as the wind begins to pick up speed in the mountain as the day progresses. We have to make it to the summit before the wind gathers force and halt our ascent to the top. We carry a packed lunch and some energy bars and take the trail away from the Island Peak Base Camp.  After walking several metres we reach a steep hill right above High Camp. From Crampon Point at around 5,700m we begin to use man rope for safety. We follow a narrow ridge that leads to the base of Imja glacier. From the glacier we enjoy stunning sunlit views of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Baruntse, Mera Peak, Chamlang, Cho Polu, Peak 38 and other Himalayan giants. Ropes will be fixed by our guides and we cross the glacier following the rope line.

The climbing is not too technical as the path tilts to an angle of about 45 to 50 degrees. There are 3 crevasses en route and we will be using ladders (longest 8 metres and shortest 2 metres) to cross them. But depending on the weather, the number of crevasses may increase or decrease. We are welcomed by the massive frozen wall of Lhotse’s south face as we reach the summit ridge. The guides will fix the ropes at some sections for safety. We follow the snowy ridge and finally reach the summit of Island Peak.

From the summit it becomes clear as to why the peak is so named. The peak stands alone like an island surrounded by jagged mountains and glaciers. This is a moment of triumph and we capture this momentous occasion in our camera. Before we head down we soak in the panoramic views of the highest mountains in the world for one last time. We take time to enjoy the magnificent views Imja glacier and Lhotse before arriving to the base camp.  From the base camp we retrace our steps back to Chukkung. Evening we celebrate our success with our teammates and crew. Overnight in Chukkung. 

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 15:

Contingency Day expand

A spare day which can be used if bad weather foils your summit attempt. This day can also be used as contingency day in case of flight delays or cancellations owing to bad weather. If everything goes as planned you can use this spare day to explore a village en route or Kathmandu city.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 16:

Trek Chukkung to Namche (3440m/11,286ft) expand
Distance: 23km(7to 8 hours)
Accommodation: Hotel Namche

We have a long and arduous walk to Namche. But this tiring walk is filled with inspiring Himalayan views. If we are lucky we will find the trail covered with rare Himalayan wildflowers like the Himalayan Edelweiss, Black pea and Spiny Mountain Poppy. A Himalayan Tahr or a Musk Deer may cross our path. We walk past Dingboche, Shomare, Tengboche and Sansa en route. As we walk through forests of pine and juniper, we are greeted with grand views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Everest and other peaks. Once we get to Namche, we enjoy a hot shower and have our favorite meal. Overnight in Namche.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 17:

Trek Namche to Lukla (2840m/9318ft) expand
Walking Distance: 16.5km (6 - 8 hours)
Accommodation: Lukla Numbur Hotel

The final leg of your trek takes you from Namche to Lukla. Tread carefully as it is a steep descent. Once we reach Lukla, we head to a teahouse and rest our aching knees. As this is our last day in the mountains, we celebrate with our crew. There is local brew (chhyang) and Sherpa music to get us in the mood.  Overnight in Lukla.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 18:

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu(1400m/4,593ft) expand
Duration: 35 minutes (flight)
Accommodation: Hotel Mulberry

Take an early flight to Kathmandu. Once you are back in the city you can rest at your hotel, visit a spa and pamper yourself or go shopping for souvenirs. Your hotel lies close to business hubs and local markets where you can buy locally made gift items. In the evening attend a farewell dinner hosted by us. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

DAY 19:

Final Departure expand
Transfer to Airport

This is your last day in Nepal. Bid goodbye to the friends you have made. You will be driven to the airport at least three hours before your flight departs. If you want to explore more of Nepal or want to extend your trip and visit other Himalayan destinations, do let us know.

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  • Breakfast

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Inclusion

What's Included

  • Airport pick up & drop off service in a private vehicle
  • 4-star accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Best available clean and comfortable Tea house accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea/coffee during the trek
  • Nutritious and freshly cooked full board meals prepared by our cook while camping
  • Cook, kitchen staff and other support staff at Island Peak Base Camp
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • Highly experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, trained in first-aid Trek Leader (Guide)
  • Assistant climbing guide (2-4 climbers: 1 Asst. guide, 5-8 climbers: 2 Asst. guides, 9-12 climbers: 3 asst. guides)
  • 15 years plus experienced Climbing Sherpa/guide
  • Assistant Guide (4 trekkers : 1 Asst. guide) for personalized care
  • Porter service to carry your main luggage during the trek (2 trekkers : 1 porter)
  • Staff cost including their food, accommodation, salary, flight, insurance, equipment etc.
  • Climbing clinic course Pre-Climb Training at Island Peak Base Camp
  • Island Peak Climbing Permit Royalty and other government tax
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • First Aid kit, Pulse Oximeter and essential medicines (Paracetamol, Diamox etc.) carried by the Trek Leader
  • Souvenirs - Third Rock Adventures’ kit bag (Duffel bag), T-shirt, and trekking map
  • Island Peak climbing certificates issued by Nepal Government
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trek completion)
  • All camping gear - including camping/sleeping tents, dining tent with table and chairs, kitchen tent with utensils, and toilet tent
  • All required group climbing gear
  • All Local and Government taxes, administrative charges

What's not Included

  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or supplementary oxygen if required
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • International flights
  • Excess baggage fee (15 kg Baggage allowance for Lukla flight, 10kg check-in baggage + 5 kg hand baggage – for extra baggage it will cost around USD 1 per 1 Kg)
  • Personal expenses (phone call, internet, laundry, bar bills, snacks, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, souvenirs, hot showers, extra porter etc.)
  • Personal trekking gear and equipment
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide on request
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Any unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control

Accommodation and Meal


Accommodation

 Hotel as well as teahouse accommodations are included in your trip cost. Spend 3 nights in Kathmandu at the 4-star Hotel Mulberry. This luxurious hotel lies in the heart of Thamel, close to popular restaurants and shopping options. It features well-appointed rooms, spa, wellness centre, swimming pool, restaurants, bar etc.

While trekking you will be staying at the best available teahouses run by locals families. At Lukla, Phakding and Namche you will get rooms with attached bathrooms and can enjoy free hot showers. At higher elevations, the lodges will have only basic facilities – bed, shared washroom and a communal sitting and dining area. You will have to pay extra for using the wi-fi hotspot and charging your electronic devices. 

1 or 2 nights full board camping at Island Peak Base Camp. You will be sleeping and dining in tents. For your comfort we assign 1 sleeping tent per climber.

At hotels and tea-houses, accommodation is on twin-sharing basis. If you are a solo traveller, you get to share the room with a fellow traveller of the same gender. Single room will be available on request, at added cost. Single rooms are available in Kathmandu and at lower elevations while trekking. But at higher elevations, where only a handful of teahouses operate, single rooms are not offered. 

Meals

In Kathmandu enjoy breakfast, welcome and farewell dinners. 

During the trek all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) will be provided. You can choose from a selection of meals offered on the menu. Traditional Nepali and Tibetan items include local Dal-Bhat (rice, lentil soup, curry), momo(meat or vegetable dumplings), thukpa (noodle soup), thenthuk(a vegetable or meat stew), Tibetan bread etc. Indian and continental items include chappati, curries, pancake, pizza, hash brown potatoes, macaroni, spaghetti etc.

While camping, your expedition cook will serve you nutritious and energy giving meals.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

You need to keep yourself updated and informed about the places you are about to visit. For this reason we have tried to incorporate as much information as possible about this trip. Learn more about this trip by going through our 'Trip Note.' Furthermore, if you have additional queries, please send us email or call us at +977-9851055684.

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Essential Trip Information

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 Our top priority is the safety and security of our customers and staff during all of our trips. We have incorporated the requisite number of acclimatization days  in all our trekking and climbing itineraries. Our guides are all thoroughly trained and highly experienced in leading groups through the Himalayas. Our climbing guides have more than 15 years’ experience. They are the most reliable and trustworthy guides you would want while traveling in the wild and remote mountain regions. They are trained in first aid and as well as crisis management. At the Island Peak Base Camp, a pre-climb training will be conducted. Novice climbers will be taught how to best use the climbing equipments and abseil and rappel using ropes, harness, carabiners, descenders etc. 

 We carry normal first aid kits on all of our adventures, which is readily available for both customers and staff.  However, bringing your own  first aid kit with a set of your own medicines will also prove helpful. We are constantly in communication with our field office and monitor all aspects of government and weather issues that might affect your trip.  In the rare case of an untoward incident occurring on the trek they can organize a rapid medical evacuation.We always keep our phone lines open 24 hours. For remote or challenging treks, where the nearest village might be a long walk away, our staff carries a mobile /satellite phone for communication and in case of emergency helicopter rescue is available but to use this service, the  client's insurance policy should cover  high altitude mountain air rescue and evacuation.

 There is mobile network in the Everest Region. If you get a local SIM (Ncell or NTC) you can use your mobile phone to communicate easily. Our climbing guides also carry a Satellite Phone for emergencies.   

 Solar batteries will be used to charge the electronic devices and light up the tents at Island Peak Base Camp. No additional charge will be levied for the use of this service. At teahouses en route you may have to pay extra to charge your electronic devices. 


QUESTION AND ANSWER

How much should I pay as deposit to secure my spot?

To secure your place you need to pay a deposit of 20%of the total trip cost. You can make this payment while booking your trip online or transfer this amount via wire transfer.

How fit do I have to be to participate in this trip?

Island peak Climbing may involve less technical climbing but the trip is physically challenging and strenous. You need to have a high level fitness and stamina to enjoy this trip. The itinerary includes high altitude hikes and challenging crossing over glaciers and mountain pass that are above 5000 metres. These places are higher than Mont Blanc(4807m), the highest peak in the Alps.

You will have a more rewarding experience if you condition your body for this trip well in advance by including exercises in your daily routine. Hill walking and stair climbing conditions your feet, heart and lungs for climbing.  Go for hikes carrying a backpack with enough weight. Stimulating the activity is the best way to train yourself. Jogging, cycling, swimming and aerobic exercises will also fortify your heart and lungs. 


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Sam Wilson
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Aug 14, 2019

Climbing Island Peak and EBC Trek , an ace adventure

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This is an ace adventure! Wasn’t keen on climbing Island Peak, but my mates talked me into it. Well thanks to them now I have the bragging rights of climbing a mountain that’s three times higher than Australia’s tallest peak. The climbing portion was strenuous, no doubt , but the guides were great help and motivated us to advance ahead. The acclimatization hikes also helped a lot. Altitude hit me hard in Dingboche and I thought that I may have to turn back. But a bowl of Sherpa broth, a Diamox and a good night’s sleep had me feeling better and raring to go. It was a tough climb to the top. For a person who had only climbed small hills, this was a big achievement. The pre-climb training and my wall climbing skills did come in handy. Thanks to Chhewang, our guide, Pemba, Dawa , Deepak and Ram for keeping me and my mates safe, healthy and well-fed. In the mountains, Chewwang or Pemba would always check on us making sure that we were feeling alright and not showing any signs of AMS. Thanks to all of you mates, we had an excellent expeience. I will be back for more adventures with Third Rock Adventures for sure.

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