Everest Base Camp with Island peak - 20 Days

Everest Base Camp and Island Peak Climbing is both a trek and an expedition and is specially designed for the adventurist, who wants to do the world’s best trek and climb the easiest peak of the Everest region.

Before you start Everest Base Camp and Island Peak Climbing, you fly from Kathmandu to Lukla across the Himalayas, in which you see the world’s highest mountains and beautiful peaks. The beauty of these peaks impresses you so much that you will love to take their photos many times. From Lukla, you will follow a scenic trekking trail that passes through colorful Sherpa villages. At the beginning of the Everest Base Camp Island Peak Climbing, you will reach the glaciated Dudh Kosi River, which is as white as milk. As you keep moving towards your destinations, you will hear the sound of this river; come across the suspension bridges; walk uphill and downhill; traverse on a flat trail. You will also see the most beautiful village of the Everest region, called Lobuche, from where you will have the exceptional view of mountains. You will also reach Kalapatthar, the most accessible viewpoint in the world to see Mt. Everest, including the stunning view of mountains, such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, and Lhotse.

Your desired destination Everest Base Camp offers the attractive view of the Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glaciers, while Chukung, one of the highlights of the Everest Base Camp and Island Peak Climbing, is a valley, a ridge, as well as, a village which offers an awesome view of Ama Dablam. This is the most beautiful mountain of the world, and it dominates the whole skyline of the Chukung Valley. Before climbing Island Peak, you will also see the moraines flowing from Lhotse (8,501 m) to Island Peak Base Camp, which is a resting place and which is more beautiful than anything else.

Day 1

Arrival at Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Stay Overnight in a Hotel.

Day 2

Fly to Lukla (2,800 m). Trek to Phakding (2,610 m.) - 3 hrs. Stay Overnight in a Guesthouse.

Day 3

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight in a Guesthouse.

Day 4

Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day. Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 5

Trek to Deboche (3,860 m).- 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 6

Trek to Pheriche (4,270 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 7

Rest and Acclimatization Day. Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 8

Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 9 Trek to Gorak Shep (5,180 m), Everest Base Camp and Back to Gorak Shep (5180 m) - 7 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 10

Hike up to Kalapatthar (5,555 m) Early in the Morning then Trek Down to Lobuche(4910 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 11

Trek to Chukkung (4,710 m) - 7 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 12

Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,240 m) - 4 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 13 & 14

Summit to Island Peak (6,187 m)and Trek to Chukung (4,710 m) - 12 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 15

Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m)- 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 16

Trek to Namche (3,440 m) - 5 hrs . Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 17

Trek to Lukla (2,800 m) -7 hrs. Stay Overnight in a guesthouse.

Day 18

Morning Flight to Kathmandu - 35 mins. Stay Overnight in a Hotel.

Day 19

Leisure Day in Kathmandu. Farewell Dinner in Traditional Nepali Restaurant with Cultural Program. Stay Overnight in a Hotel.

Day 20

Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Departure.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Mountain Flight over the Himalayas
  • Glaciated Dudh Kosi River
  • Syangboche Airport, the World's Highest Airport
  • The Largest Sherpa Village of Nepal - Namche Bazaar
  • Tengboche Monastery, the Stunning Monastery of the Everest Region
  • Outstanding View of Lho Glacier and Nup Glacier
  • Ama Dablam, the World's most Beautiful Mountain
  • Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Kalapathar, the most Accessible Viewpoint in the World to see Mt. Everest
  • Island Peak Summit (6,187 m)
  • Massive View of Lhotse Mountain
  • Day 1Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal (1,345 m)Our airport representative will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and he/she will be displaying the signboard of Ace Holidays outside the airport terminal. You will be transferred to your respective hotel by the private vehicle.Note: We will organize your pre-trip meeting at our office or at your hotel on the same day. In this meeting, you are requested to bring your passport, 3 passport-sized photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance. Also in this meeting, you must clear all due balance, sign a legally binding trip form, and a non–liability disclaimer. In this meeting, you are also requested to ask any questions of your trip. Ace Holidays provides you Duffel Bag and Cap (yours to keep).

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.
    Meals: No Meals

  • Day 2 Fly to Lukla (2,800 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) – 3 hrsIn the morning, you will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. At Lukla we will introduce your porters. Now, you will start the trek descending along with Dudh Kosi River, and pass through the village, called Ghat on the way to Phakding.Accommodation: Guesthouse in Phakding
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 3 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) – 6 hrs.After breakfast, you will trek along the bank of the Dudh Kosi River, cross this river many times by the suspension bridges and see the breathtaking view of mountains and valleys as you head off to Namche, which has lots of restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, bakeries, and internet cafes, and which is also the largest village of the Everest Region.Accommodation: Guesthouse in Namche Bazaar
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 4 Acclimatization Day in Namche BazaarNamche is a place to acclimatize, so you have to spend at least two nights here.You acclimatize to become active. Later, you enjoy a short trek up to Syangboche Airport, which offers the view of mountains, such as Kongde Ri, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaroo, Kamtega, Ama Dalam, Tawache Peak, Khumbila (Holy Peak). From Everest View Hotel, you can see a panoramic view of mountains, such as Kusum Kangaru, Lhotse, Tawachwe, Khumbila, and Everest.Accommodation: Guesthouse in Namche Bazaar
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 5 Trek to Deboche (3,860 m) – 5 hrs Today, you trek along the glacial water of the Dudh Kosi River up to Tengboche, and you see the magnificent view of mountains. Inside Tengboche Monsatery, there are incredible ornate, 20 – foot sculpture of Buddha, the musical instruments and robes of the Buddhist Religious Leaders. You will see puja (worshipping of god) at 3 p.m. and then trek down from the Tengboche monastery to Deboche for 15 mins.Accommodation: Guesthouse in Deboche
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 6 Trek to Pheriche (4,270 m) – 5 hrs.You descend to the river side through forests, and later you cross this river. Trekking on the opposite side of the hill, you find the land becoming drier, and the land looks like a desert. You will also cross a traditional and cultural sherpa village, called Panboche, where you observe the daily activities of the Sherpas. After this, you make a gradual climb towards a small hill and then you reach a wide mountain valley, called Pheriche, which is located by the river.Accommodation: Guesthouse in Pheriche
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 7 Rest and Acclimatization Day in Pheriche.This is another day of acclimatization. You will trek to Dingboche Ri to see a marvelous view of the mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall, then you return to Dingboche in the evening.Accommodation: Guesthouse in Pheriche
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 8 Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m) – 6 hrs.The trail passes along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and along the memorial pass of the climbers who have perished near the summit. You head to Lobuche (4910 m), which appears dwarfed at the foot of the giant Lobuche peak. Here, some trekkers may have breathing problems due to thin air.Accommodation: Guesthouse in Lobuche
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 9 Trek from Gorak Shep (5,180m) to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) and back to Gorak Shep. – 7 hrsToday, you trek by the Khumbu Glacier and head off to Everest Base Camp. From this base camp, you enjoy watching the spectacular view of Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glacier. Later, you descend to Gorakshep.Accommodation: Guesthouse in Gorak Shep
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 10 Hike up to Kalapatthar (5,555 m) then trek back to Dingboche (4,350 m) – 6 hrs.You hike up in the morning because you have to ascend to Kalapathar to see the panoramic and magnificent view of mountains, such as Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, and Lhotse. On the way, you also see famous peaks, such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, towering to the east. During the ascent to Kala Patthar, you have to pause and from its top, you can take great pictures of mountains. From Kalapather, you descend to Pheriche.Accommodation: Guesthouse in Dingboche
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 11Trek to Chukkung (4,710 m)- 7 hrsThe trekking trail from Dingboche to Chukkung rises up gradually and runs by the side of the small river.Accommodation: Guesthouse in Chukkung
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 12 Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,240 m) – 4 hrs.From Chukkung, you make a leisurely start following the Imja Valley and seeing a great view of Ama Dablam, which dominates the skyline, and you also follow the moraines that flow from Lhotse (8, 501m) to Pareshaya Gyab. It is only a short distance from here to the Base Camp. From this day, accommodation will be in a tented camp for the next two days and your food will be cooked by the professional camping team of Ace Holidays.Accommodation: Tented Camp in Island Base Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 13 & 14 Reach the Summit of the Island peak (6,187m) and return to Chhukung (4,750 m) – 12 hrs.Have allowed two days to climb the Island Peak, although you will probably not require more than one day if weather conditions are fine. The strategy for the climb will be decided by your trek leader, taking into account the group’s acclimatization, weather and snow conditions. Your climbing sherpa/guide will provide you a pre-ice climbing training to make you skillful on using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons etc. Generally, you rest in the morning and after lunch, you ascend from the Base Camp to the High Camp (5,700m), a steep, two-hour climb up grassy slopes on a well-defined trail. The site of the camp is just below the permanent snowline. The following morning you leave very early for the final climb to the summit. This may take between 6 to 9 hours, depending on snow and weather conditions. You will fix a rope on the summit headwall for safe ascending and descending. Although it is not technically difficult, the snow slopes are crevassed and its headwall is reasonably steep. The view from the summit is utterly fantastic. Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu and Baruntse are the dominant giants rising above a sea of smaller peaks. If the weather is good, you will descend back to Chhukhung from the summit of Island Peak.Accommodation: Guesthouse or Tented Camp (Depending on which day you finish the climbing)
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 15Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 6 hrs.Leaving the mountains, your descent takes you through various towns of Dingboche, Orsho, Shomare and Lower Pangboche. You also reach the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola Rive, and ascend gradually from Debuche to Tengboche (3,800 m).Accommodation: Guesthouse in Tengboche
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 16 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) via Khumjung – 5 hrs.From Tengboche, you descend steeply through beautiful forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir, and then you reach Phunkitenga. After a welcome break and a cup of tea, you cross the Dudh Kosi River and climb to Trashinga. From here the trail contours high above the valley and to Shanasa, where you have the option of visiting Kunde and Khumjung villages before returning to Namche Bazaar, which is your resting point.Accommodation: Guesthouse in Namche Bazaar
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 17Trek to Lukla (2,800 m) – 7 hrs.This is your last day of trekking as you return to Lukla from where you began your trek. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax and enjoy a hot shower.Accommodation: Guesthouse in Lukla
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 18Morning Flight to Kathmandu – 35 minsAs you fly to Kathmandu, you enjoy some last-minute glimpses of the mountains. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, your airport representative will transfer you to your hotel.Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 19Leisure Day in Kathmandu.Take a walk in the streets of Thamal and stroll in Basantapur area. If you are interested in Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Paragliding, and Shopping, then you can start by hiring Ace Holidays. (Day 19 is also a leisure day just in case a flight get cancelled from Lukla). In the evening you will have farewell dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant with some cultural program.Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
  • Day 20Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Departure.Today is the last day of your trip because you are departing from Kathmandu. You will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport on time.Meals: Breakfast

    During the trip, weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond Ace Holidays can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially changed. If changes are necessary, the leader will decide what is the best alternative for you. Taking this into consideration, as well as the best interests of the whole group, including a change, Ace Holidays will do everything to minimize the effects, but it cannot be responsible for the results, arising from changes or delays.

  • Flight Delays in Lukla

    Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip of Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights (to and from Lukla) may be canceled due to mountain weather conditions or technical problems. In such a case, Ace Holidays will charter a helicopter for you, so that you are on schedule for your international flight. The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1,500 m, and the twin otter will fly if the visibility is 5,000 m, according to Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules.

    The cost of the helicopter fare is payable directly to Ace Holidays’ office in Kathmandu in the event that this service is utilized. US cash, traveler’s cheques, or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only) are accepted. You will be given a receipt upon payment so that you can claim the amount to your travel insurance. The minimum cost will be USD 500 and maximum USD 1,500, depending on the number of passengers.

Arrival and Departure Upon arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you see the guide holding the signboard of Ace Holidays, and your guide accompanies you from the airport to the hotel. Similarly, on the departure day, your guide accompanies you from the hotel to the airport. Important Note: The local porters at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, may ask tip/money to you. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ANY MONEY TO THEM, not even to the person, who is holding Ace Holidays' sign board. Begging is one of the harsh realities of this country, Ace Holidays believes that it should be discouraged. Ace Holidays will also not repay you if you give money to anyone at Tribhuwan International Airport. Accommodation and Food Accommodation includes rooms in Two to Three Star Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast. During the trek we accommodate you in guesthouses and occasionally dormitory style in the remote Mountains. All the accommodation in hotels and guesthouse will be on twin sharing basis. The guesthouses basically are clean and provides basic facilities. You may bring your own sleeping bag, but Ace Holidays provides sleeping bag and down jacket which should be returned after the trek. At Island Peak Base Camp, accommodation includes a tented camp. Most guesthouses cook a delicious range of foods, such as pasta, tuna bakes, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables, and desserts. You’ll find a lot of garlic on the menu, as it helps you to acclimatize against thin air. In many larger villages, you may find meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, hot lemon drinks, soft drinks, and sweets. During the trek, you have to take meals in the same guesthouse, where you have checked – in, but lunch can be ordered anywhere on the trail. During the climbing, you will be provided typical Nepali, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, and Chinese foods. All these foods will be cooked by the cooks of Ace Holidays. A Typical Day on the Trail You will have a hearty breakfast between 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. before you start a trek. At the right moment, you pack your bags and then head off to the dining hall. After approximately 2-3 hours of trekking, you will have your lunch somewhere on the trail. After a good lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more on the trail before reaching your stopping place. Throughout the day, you will take frequent breaks and admire the fascinating mountains views. You also take plenty of pictures, which are backed up by the incredible panoramic mountains, rivers, landscapes, prayer flags, temples, shrines, cairns, and monasteries. Once you arrive at your tea house, you take a brief rest, shower, and have a light snack, a tea or coffee. If you are so inclined to natural beauty, you may take a short walk through the village and surrounding neighborhoods. After checking into your rooms, you have time to read or chat with fellow trekkers or with your crew members. Enjoying a warm dinner in a cozy dining hall, your trek leader briefs you on the next day's itinerary. You also give breakfast order which allows you to have everything ready for the next morning. Extra time can be spent on reading and playing cards. Ace Holidays' Sherpas love to teach various Nepali card games to you. Finally, you head off to bed at 8 p.m. On the Island peak climbing day depending on the weather condition you leave very early between 2 AM to 5 AM for the final climb to the summit. This may take between six to nine hours, depending on snow and weather conditions. The climbing guide will lead the climb and you will follow him on the fixed rope. The Group Size Minimum group size for this trip is 2 people to maximum 14 people, the average number is normally 8 people. Ace Holidays providse 1 lead guide, 1 assistant guide (if the group size is 6 or more), Ace Holidays assigns 1 porter for 2 trekkers. For the climbing day we provide the experienced climbing Sherpa at 2:1 ratio (2 clients for one climbing guide) Acclimitazation All Ace Holidays' itineraries are planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast can lead you to AMS. The higher the altitude, the less the oxygen. For example, at an altitude of 5000 m, there is 50% less oxygen. Therefore, your body needs to adapt to an environment, which has less oxygen. So, for a safe trek and climb, it is essential for you to acclimatize. Sensible planning is, therefore, required to minimize the risk of AMS. Ace Holidays advises all its trekkers and climbers, who have heart, lungs or blood pressure problems to consult with their doctors before they begin their trips. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are the symptoms of AMS. Check out our “High Altitude Sickness Page (link)”. Ace Holidays' itineraries have been designed to prevent AMS as much as possible. But it is important to remember that some trekkers and climbers are more vulnerable to AMS than others. Guides and Staffs Arrangements Skilled, experienced, and helpful trek leaders make your trip smooth. Ace Holidays carefully select these leaders on the basis of their appropriate experience, skills and personal aptitudes. With an object of serving local communities, Ace Holidays only employs local staffs who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local regions.During the expedition, you will have 1 expedition leader and porters (1 porter for 2 climbers), and you will also have other helpers as per your requirements. The trek, tour, and expedition leaders of Ace Holidays have undergone the following training: -Intensive First Aid Training -Trekking Guide Training -Climbing Guide Training -Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet -English Language Course -Conservation and Biodiversity -Rock climbing, Ice climbing and Mountain climbing (for expedition leaders) Porter Care Ace Holidays ensures that all its porters are well treated and well paid; Ace Holidays also supports the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) and improves the conditions of the porters. Responsible Tourism Ace Holidays gives the topmost priority on the rules and regulations of the International Tourism. It also helps the undeveloped trekking regions of Nepal financially. It also preserves the Himalayas for the future tourists. Best Seasons Autumn (September to December) and Spring (February to June) are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak climbing adventure. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Trekking in Summer or Monsoon (June to Aug) will be affected by rain, but Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. Change on the Itinerary Your safety is of paramount concern when you travel with Ace Holidays. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if there is an issue of safety concern. Since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, Ace Holidays cannot guarantee that you will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs, according to your plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required. Giving to the Local Community Ace Holidays works closely with local community and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal, a non-political and non-profit social organization. Ace Holidays also supports the remote villages of Gorkha and other parts of Nepal through donation, sponsorship programs and various projects. Donation Ace Holidays donates a percentage of its business profit on a yearly basis, and it also supports the ongoing maintenance cost of the local schools and community-based schools of the Gorkha District. Sponsorship One of the major activities of Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Ace Holidays. Partnership for Volunteering Program The Arupokhari Volunteer Program, devised by Ace Holidays and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capitals for education, health and community development in Arupokhari village of Gorkha district, western Nepal. For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal's website www.sambhavnepal.org

Equipment and Packing List

The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek. The personal items are of individual interests and choices. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas. In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters and personal belongings that you may need for the day like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc. should be carried by yourself. So, you are briefed to pack items in two different bags before the trek. Ace Holidays will give you gift, such as water proof duffel bag, which you can use on the trek and which is carried by a porter. This duffel bag is a gift to you from Ace Holidays. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them later after the trek. Please note that the luggage have a weight limitation of approximately 33 pounds or 15 kg for the flight to and from Lukla. All the equipments like Base camp tents, kitchen accessories and all the group climbing equipments ( climbing rope, ice screw, snow bar, ice hammer) is provided by the company.

Climbing Gears

The Climbing equipments are much more expensive to buy. So, please let us know if you want to rent the equipments at the additional cost of USD 180 per person. The following equipments are essential for climbing Island peak.
  • 1 Pair plastic shell mountaineering boots with high altitude liners
  • 1 Pair of crampons (steel, no aluminum)
  • 1 Alpine climbing harness
  • 1 Mountaineering axe with leash (sized properly for your height)
  • 1 Ascender (right or left handed as appropriate)
  • 1 Belay device (Black Diamond ATC or ATC Guide are good options)
  • 2 D-Shaped locking carabiners
  • 2 Non-locking carabiners
  • 1 Pair expedition style gaiters (ensure fit over your boots)
  • Neck gaiter
  • Ski goggles (optional)
  • Climbing helmet (optional)
  • Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Glacier glasses-100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe). This is to protect your eyes from the stronger rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere, which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness.
  • Lower Body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
  • 1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool)
  • Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Climbing stick
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • Toiletaries

  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Hygeine

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Extras/Luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • iPod
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Swimming customs (for Kathmandu)
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket from Ace Holidays

    Ace Holidays provides Sleeping Bag and Down Jackets to its clients during the trek to keep you warm. It should be returned to office after trek. Or you can bring your own if you would like.
  • First Aid Kit

    Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However, we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit bag.
  • Additional Information

    Have more questions and if you wish to discuss any aspects of this trip or your suitability for it, please visit our FAQs page tab or contact us.

Ace Holidays states the price per person below when booking minimum of 2 participants. For booking of the single person, there will be supplement charge of USD 550. Group Discounts of 5 % to 15% is available for booking of 6 or more than 6 people. A group booking of 12 or more people is subjected to a maximum discount with an availability of a free trip to 1 person. You can also customize a trip, according to your requirements.

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Ace Holidays understands that some clients want their trips to be a private affair, so that it would enable them to spend some of their memorable moments with their near and dear ones at their own Schedule. Considering this, Ace Holidays organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.

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Tailor Made Journey - Itinerary Personalized According to Your Specifications

You can also use this trip as a base for a tailor-made itinerary. For example, you could add on more time exploring the Kathmandu Valley or relaxing in Pokhara, or add some wildlife safaris in Chitwan or Bardia National Parks. You can also adjust the trekking route and add some exciting white water rafting on the Seti River, the Trisuli River or the Bhote Koshi River. To discuss your ideas or to get some suggestions from the specialists of Ace Holidays, please fill in our tailor-made form.

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Price Includes
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a two to three star hotel in Kathmandu (breakfast included).
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation (Mostly twin sharing and occasional dormitory style) during the trek, and Tented Camp accommodation at Island Peak Base Camp.
  • Standard Meals during trek to Everest Base Camp and camping at Island Peak Base Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Farewell dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural program in Kathmandu.
  • Local Ace Holidays' licensed English speaking trekking guide and climbing guide.
  • Group climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, Ice Hammer, Camping Tents and Kitchen equipment).
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (Ace Holidays assigns 1 porter for 2 guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staffs.
  • Free Ace Holidays' duffel/kit bag, sun hat (Gifts from Ace Holidays).
  • Island Peak Climbing Permit.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag by Ace Holidays (which need to be returned after the trek).
  • Airfare from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla to Kathmandu, including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
  • All government taxes, vat, and tourist service charges.
Price Does Not Include
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)
  • Drinks, snacks, chocolates and hot shower during the trek (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation. (See Travel Insurance Page)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal Entry Visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and USD 100 respectively. Please bring 1 passport size photo).
  • Tips for trek guides, climbing guides, cooks, and porters (Tipping is expected).
  • Any other expense, which is not mentioned in 'Price Includes' section.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Mountain Flight over the Himalayas
  • Glaciated Dudh Kosi River
  • Syangboche Airport, the World's Highest Airport
  • The Largest Sherpa Village of Nepal - Namche Bazaar
  • Tengboche Monastery, the Stunning Monastery of the Everest Region
  • Outstanding View of Lho Glacier and Nup Glacier
  • Ama Dablam, the World's most Beautiful Mountain
  • Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Kalapathar, the most Accessible Viewpoint in the World to see Mt. Everest
  • Island Peak Summit (6,187 m)
  • Massive View of Lhotse Mountain

How far have you done Everest Base Camp Trek and Island Peak Climbing successfully?

We have 98% successful rate and 100% safety records

How do I book the trip?

To secure your booking, we require you to fill in and return the final booking form. The word or PDF version of final booking form will be sent to you via e-mail then you can e-mail or fax the complete booking form. In addition, we also require minimum 30% per person deposit to guarantee your place as it enables us to make the pre-arrangements on your behalf. The remaining 70% can be paid when you arrive in Kathmandu. The deposit can be paid by the bank transfer or credit cards (Master, Visa or American Express cards). There will be 4% bank levy for all the payments done by the cards.

What type of shape do I need to be, is this trip for me?

Island Peak is a technical peak, you need a good stamina for a long day effort. You can climb Island peak with little previous experience and skills of using climbing equipment, such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons, etc. but our climbing guide will train you how to use all the climbing equipment before climbing. Still, Ace Holidays recommends that you should begin training at least three to four months before your departure to Nepal. As guidelines, you should do an aerobic exercise, bushwalk, and uphill and downhill walks.

Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

Yes, the airport representative of Ace Holidays will come to pick you up at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace Holidays' sign board outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by the tourist vehicle of Ace Hoilidays.

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu,in trekking and in climbing?

Ace Holidays uses 2 or 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast. Along the trekking routes, Ace Holidays uses teahouses/lodges, which provide basic clean facilities, a mattress, and a quilt or blanket. Ace Holidays also provides you sleeping bags and Down Jacket which has to be returned after the trip. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In teahouses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission. The toilet in teahouses provides essential and basic facilities and is always located outside the room. At Island Peak Base Camp, your accommodation is a Tented Camp.

What sort of food can I expect in trekking and climbing?

Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat(rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it helps you to combat against Altitude Mountain Sickness. In many larger villages, you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, and soft drinks. Each day, you will have dinner and breakfast at a lodge, where you stay, but you will have lunch on the way. During climbing and at the Island Peak base Camp, Ace Holidays' cook make Italian, Chinese, Continental, and Indian foods.

What is the best season for this trekking?

Every trekking trip up to the mighty Mt. Everest presents its own amazing, unforgettable moments that live forever in the hearts and minds of those brave enough to make the climb. One of the most unpredictable elements of the Everest region is the weather. If you’re not properly prepared for the twists, turns and volatility of the conditions that occur in this breathtaking region, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation. Here are some weather basics to help you ensure that you come to the Himalayas, well equipped and with preparation to face anything.

Generally speaking, the nights are much cooler than the daytime in the Everest region. Many first-time trekkers are surprised to learn about the incredible range that may occur in a given day. During the day, the thermometer could reach as high as 25 degrees C, only to dip down as low as -20 degrees C in less than 24 hours. While there’s no way to know exactly what each day in the mountains will bring, the weather and temperature ranges tend to be somewhat predictable based on the months and seasons.

Spring - March / April / May / June
Spring happens to be one of the best times of the year to visit the Everest region, although it can become somewhat crowded. One can meet many other Everest climbers during this season and the base camp is full of tents. The beautiful clear blue sky can be seen, as well as different species of flowers in the lower altitude.

During springtime, the average temperature is 17 degrees C with a maximum of 25 degrees C and a minimum of -15 degrees C in the morning and for areas above 4000 meters at night.

July / August to Mid-September is Monsoon Season
This season is not really recommended to travel as it rains in the lower altitudes, below 3500 meters. In areas above 4000 meters, it rains sometimes and although it is also sometimes dry, very few people travel during this season. The excess rainfall can provide ample chance to see spectacular views of the waterfall and it is also the best season to avoid the crowds. The maximum temperature during the monsoon season averages 25 degrees C during sunny days with a minimum -15 degrees C in the morning and at areas above 4000 meters at night. The average temperature tends to hover around a comfortable 18 degrees C.

Autumn - End of September / October / November
Similar to springtime, autumn is also crowded in the Everest region, but it’s one of the best times to trek. While it lacks the beauty of flowers, the clear blue sky can be seen, including the incredible views from the trail.

Winter - December/January/February
Cold and less crowded season. The average temperature during the fall is 10 degrees C with a maximum temp of 15 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -20 degrees C in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters altitude.

Regardless of time of year, trekkers should always plan accordingly and bring clothing for both cooler and warmer temps. Layering is always recommended, as are pants that can double as shorts. For a full list of clothing and materials to bring to account for various temperatures and weather changes that can occur in the Everest region, trekkers should work closely with their travel provider. This will ensure that the adventure will be enjoyable no matter what the weather is, and there is every possible scenario to be taken into account.

What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you have?

The temperature of the sleeping bags is -10 deg Ace Holidays provides liner or extra blanket if the sleeping bag is not warm enough for you.

Does this trip run even if I am alone?

Yes, it runs even if you are alone.

What safety equipment do your guides carry during the trek in order to deal with sickness and accidents?

The guides of Ace Holidays carry first aid kit bags and mobiles during the trek. Guides also carry satellites phones while trekking in remote areas, which are out of reach of telecommunication. They are well trained to deal with altitude mountain sickness, as well.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu Nepal?

Yes, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and USD 100 respectively. Please bring 1 passport size photo

I am a Vegeterain, is that a Problem ?

No problem at all. Ace holidays always suggest its clients to eat vegetables in the mountain because the non-vegetarian meals are not really that hygienic to eat.

Does your trekking guide and climbing guide have certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center? Have they received first aid training for high altitude?

Yes, they have all received trekking guide certificates and climbing guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center of Kathmandu. They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).

Does Ace Holidays provide tented camp at the Island Peak Base Camp

YES, Ace Holidays does provide a tented camp, which has a capacity for 2 people.

Is there any communication facilities while I am on trekking and climbing?

Yes. There is, for examples, there are telephones in some villages, from where, you can make international calls and pass the mobile number of your guide to your family for the callback. From the trekking trail, you can also make a call from the guide’s mobile, and you can pay him or her later in the Nepales. During climbing, Ace Holidays uses SAT Phone.

Can I use credit cards during trekking?

No. You can only use the Nepalese currency. That is why, before trekking, you should change your currency into the Nepalese currency. There are lots of banks, ATMs and money exchange counters nearby your hotel in Kathmandu.

How much additional money do I need per day?

It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 10 to USD 15 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, snacks, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking.

Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

Ace Holidays recommends you to tip about 10% to 15% of the total trip cost to the guides and porters (60% to the guide and 40% to the porters). The tip should reflect the level of satisfaction. More information about the tipping is provided during the pre-trek meeting in Kathmandu.

How much do I have for shower along the trek?

In major places (Namche Bazar, Lukla), Ace Holidays provides accommodation in guesthouses with hot shower. And in the rest of the places, Ace Holidays provides bucket water for shower. This shower costs you from USD 3 to USD 4.

Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do I have to carry gears by myself?

Yes, Ace Holidays uses yaks or porters in the trek, but you have to carry all your personal belongings, such as camera, water bottle, sunscreen cream, etc in your daypack by yourself

Can I add extra days to my trip?

Yes, you have plenty of options and choices to extend your trip.. For more information, please check our special trips.

What immunizations will I need?

Vaccaination is not complusory, but it is better if you vaccinate against diphtheria, hepatitis, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Ace Holidays would like to know your blood group because it is important in case of emergency. Please tell Ace Holidays if you are suffering from any disease.

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