19 Days Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp

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Most popular and achievable climbing peak at 6189 m
Experience Everest Base Camp Trek with Kala Patter
Enjoy stunning views of the Everest Himalayan Range
Get insights into Sherpa’s culture and traditions

This Island peak Climbing Trek in the Everest region that gives you an opportunity to experience both trekking and peak climbing. Island Peak or (Imja Tse) in the Imja valley of Khumbu valley area is the most achievable climbing peak without having prior mountaineering experience.

Located just 10 km away Mt. Everest summit, Island peak gives a 360 degree display of great Himalayas. Island peak, the most climbed climbing peak of Himalaya is really an augmentation of south end of Mt. Lhotse that remains as a stupendous peak in the midst of the mammoths of the Himalaya. If you love trekking in Nepal and want to have a peak climbing experience too, then this trip is an ideal choice for you.

Our Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp trek adventures is intended to carry out both trekking and peak climbing in Nepal for all adventure lovers. Our Island peak with Everest base camp trek program begins as we take an invigorating flight to Lukla and begin trekking the exemplary Everest base camp through the Sherpa towns of Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep while spending through two night in Namche and Dingboche for proper acclimatization.

We trek to Everest base camp so that our body adapts for our Island peak climbing adventure. We additionally trek up to Kala Patthar for best views of Everest and its neighboring snow-capped mountains. Then, we trek back to Chhukung and advance towards the Island peak.

Initially, we trek to Island peak base camp, learn and get detail info with practicing use of climbing gears. We spend a night in base camp. Following day is the hardest day yet as we achieve the summit. The climb starts with a scramble up a rough crevasse to an edge where we put on crampons and rope up for the ice sheet crossing heading towards the south edge. The climb is as steep as 45 degree on the way to summit ridge from where we get astounding views of Lhotse, Makalu, Baruntse and other Himalayan panoramas. Nepal Guide Info Organized this trip every month but best time to go there , March to May and September to November .

When to climb Island Peak?
For the Everest region as a whole, you can trek anytime between September and the end of May best time for trek and climbing both. Given the height of Island Peak and the challenging conditions, we work with much smaller windows of opportunity. Bad weather on the base camp trek might be uncomfortable but on Island Peak it could be very dangerous. For climbing Island Peak safely we only run trips in mid September to November and March to May.

During these periods the temperatures are pleasant and most days are dry and sunny. Most importantly during these periods, the strong winds that accompany the monsoon die down and there are long periods of relative calm which are ideal for climbing.

You can read all about when is the best times to trek in the Mt.Everest region generally here and there is a lot more detail about the weather here. nepalguideinfo.com


Outline Island Peak climbing to Everest Itinerary Base Camp Trek 2024

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) Stay overnight in  Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu (1300m/4264 ft): sightseeing and trip reparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours
Day 07: Tengboche to Pheriche (4,200m/13,776ft): 4-5 hours
Day 08: Pheriche to Lobuche (4,930m/16,170ft): 5-6 hours
Day 09: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft): 6-7 hours
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) and back to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207ft): 7-8 hours
Day 11: Lobuche to Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft) to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 6-7 hours
Day 12: Chhukung to Island Peak base camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours
Day 13: Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp
Day 14: Island Peak base camp to Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft),back to base camp: 10-12 hours
Day 15: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours
Day 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft): 4-5 hours
Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6-7 hours
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 19: Final Departure Back to Home 

Detail Itinerary

19 Days Island peak climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek Details Itinerary Day by Day:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Our representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying Nepal Guide Info Team signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transform hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Meal Included: Special welcome dinner. Accommodation: 2/3 Star Category Hotel Thamel  Kathmandu .
Day 02: Kathmandu (1300m/4264 ft): sightseeing and trip reparation
Kathmandu lies at the crossroads of ancient civilizations of Asia, and has at least 130 important monuments, including several pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists. Today our tour guide nepal guide info team will come to meet you at the hotel at 09.00 AM. The tour guide will introduce you then take you to the world heritage sites. S/He will describe you about the history, cultures and so on about all the monuments. After visiting the world heritage sites, our management team will meet you again and take a feedback about the day trip, Stay Overnight at 2/3 Star Category Hotel. With B / B
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
You should be ready early in the morning to fly to Lukla. It’s a 45 minutes scenic fly to Lukla. Lukla is the most critical airport. Once you arrive in Lukla, we will have breakfast, then start your trek. Lukla is the gateway to do the Everest Base Camp Trekking. Today you have a short day trek approximately three hour trek. You can enjoy the scenery and some of the peaks. You can pass some villages like as Chheplung, Thado Koshi, Ghat and you will be arriving at Phakding then stay overnight there. Our first day trek at Everest base camp is finished at Phakding Kala Patter Lodge at Local Lodge. Included Meal: B,L,D
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours
Namche Bazaar is the biggest town on this trip. We will have a breakfast in Phakding and we start our trek to Namche Bazaar. Today, the trail will be much harder than the last day. At the beginning of the day we cross the bridge, then pass some little towns. While you are walking on the trail you can enjoy the mountain views of Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. You can see the Dudh Koshi river and the scenery. Monju is a nice place where we should check our trekking permit. After 10 minutes walk we cross the bridge again and reach at Jorsale where we stop for lunch. After lunch, we will have a big up hill climb to Namche Bazaar. You will see the Hilary bridge, double suspension bridge and then get to Top danda. There is a very nice view point. You can see the Everest at the first time if the weather is clear with no cloud. Next one and half hour walk you will reach at Namche Bazaar Overnight at Local Lodge. Included Meal: B,L,D
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day or Rest Day
Today we will take rest at Namche Bazaar. Rest day during trek means to hike to higher elevation and trek down bank for proper acclimatization. We will walk up to the Everest view Hotel, which lies at the altitude of 3880 m. 2.5hrs of uphill hike on the stony trails of open hill brings us to Everest view Hotel. You can enjoy the views of Thamserku, Kusum, Kantega, Lhotse and Ama Dablam among others from the site. Trekking down back to Namche on the same trail is easy 1.5hrs walk.
Rest of the time you can explore Namche Bazaar, visit its Sherpa museum great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and if this happens to be Saturday, you would have a wonderful local market at Namche Bazaar. It is interesting and a wonderful experience to understand how the locals exchange their goods or buy the necessary stuffs from the market itself. Namche Bazaar, itself is a tourist shopping hub with all the required trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment. Overnight at Local Lodge. Included Meal: B,L,D
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours
After hot breakfast, we trek towards Tengboche. Tengboche is a nice place to spend the overnight. It is situated on the top of the hill. The trail today will be very nice and gentle. In the beginning, it is hard to get to the top of Namche Bazaar then after very nice and easy walk until to Kyanjuma you can enjoy the scenery and all the mountain views, including Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and several Peaks around. After Kyanjuma, the trail drop down to the Dudh Koshi and after crossing the bridge you get to Fungi Thanga. The trail to get to Tengboche a bit harder, takes about two and half hour. You can visit the biggest monastery in the evening, talks with the Monks and stay overnight at Tengboche. The monastery opens at 3:00 pm so if we are lucky we might just be able to witness a religious ceremony. Overnight in Tengboche at Local Lodge. Included Meal: B,L,D
Day 07: Tengboche to Pheriche (4,200m/13,776ft): 4-5 hours
Monastery in Tengboche is in an excellent location with the Himalayas as its backdrop. After breakfast, we will visit the monastery and enjoy taking pictures of the monastery and the amazing landscape. We trek for about half an hour through a forest before crossing a river. Next, we trek uphill and notice that as we climb higher, the landscape becomes drier. During trek we will pass through a traditional Sherpa village of Pangboche before reaching Pheriche, a beautiful village located on a riverside. Here, we will also see a small helipad that is used for helicopter rescues during emergencies. We may even take a class with a mountain specialist in a medical clinic at Pheriche. Overnight in Pheriche at Local Lodge. Included Meal: B,L,D
Day 08: Pheriche to Lobuche (4,930m/16,170ft): 5-6 hours
After breakfast, we start with an easy walk towards Dugla. Next, we trek up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, and then pass through the boulder-strewn slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara. Here we find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest summiteer Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepalese mountain guide) who died on a mission to climb Everest. The trail then continues to the Khumbu Glacier and we find ourselves facing several great peaks – Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. Overnight in Lobuche at Local Lodge. Included Meal: B,L,D
Day 09: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft): 6-7 hours
The trail continues to Gorak Shep at 5160m. It takes approximately three hours gradual climb. Once you arrive at Gorak Shep, you should be prepared to go to the Everest Base Camp. The trail more likely rocks, narrow and sometimes windy as well. Today will fulfill your dream. You had very hard time to come to Nepal not only that you dream to do the Everest Base Camp once in your lifetime. Take photograph with the group and your friends, then back the same way to Gorak Shep and stay overnight at Gorak Shep. Overnight in Gorak Shep at Local Lodge nepal guide info team organized best hotel . Included Meal: B,L,D
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) and back to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207ft): 7-8 hours
We prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see 360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. We take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Lobuche for a good night’s rest. Overnight in Lobuche at Local Lodge. Included Meal: B,L,D
Day 11: Lobuche to Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft) to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 6-7 hours
After breakfast, we trek we can follow another route via Dingboche to Chhukung instead.. Overnight in Chhukung at Local Lodge. Included Meal: B,L,D
Day 12: Chhukung to Island Peak base camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours
Today is another short trek of 3 to 4hrs to the Island Peak Base Camp. The trek to Island Peak Base camp is on a fairly steep trail. We exit out of the village and climb steeply up to the south turn east to enter the main trail into Chhukung valley. Continue short pleasant walking along a stream side that leads to the Big-rock. At this point the route to the Amphu Lapcha pass stretches on the southeast direction; however, we tread the trail on the north. A moderately challenging trail cross passes Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines that leads you to a wide valley flanking island peak where we will set up our base camp. Overnight at tented camp at Island Peak Base Camp. Included Meal: B,L,D
Day 13: Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp
We begin our pre-climb training today after breakfast. Our guides from Nepal Guide Info will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training for Island Peak Climbing, we strongly believe that some training experience will boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience. We can spend the rest of the day hiking to high camp and back or resting for the next day’s climb. Overnight at Island Peak base camp. Included Meal: B,L,D
Day 14: Island Peak base camp to Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft),back to base camp: 10-12 hours
We wake up early today at around 1 to 2 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the highlands might become a barrier for a successful summit. The trail moves up beyond the base camp for several hundred meters before striking off the steep hillside. Initially sandy, the path soon turns to grass before becoming boulder strewn. As we climb up the hill, we will see that the slope narrows and the trail enters a steep rock channel. We climb the rock gully. This is not difficult but there are several short rock steps to climb before we emerge on the right side of the gully. The route then follows a ridge line, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. We need to rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses. The guides will fix a rope wherever necessary. A steep snow slope leads us onto the summit ridge. After enjoying the summit views, and taking pictures, we descend all the way to Island Peak Base Camp where some of our crew will be waiting for us to celebrate our successful climb. Included Meal: B,L,D
Day 15: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours
Today’s walk will be a much easier as we descend to the lower altitudes. Following the same route back through the wide valley of Khumbu Khola, we pass through the beautiful Sherpa villages, Orsho and Shomare. We can also take a different trail to visit the Gompa in Upper Pangboche, which is believed to be the oldest in the Khumbu region or take the regular trail to reach Pangboche. Pangboche is a scenic village surrounded by Everest to its north, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtega to the east, the Kongde range to the south and the Imja Tse river flowing through the wide fertile valley. Overnight in Pangboche at Local Lodge. Included Meal: B,L,D
Day 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft): 4-5 hours
From Pangboche we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. If interested, we can also visit nuns at the Tengboche monastery. After lunch at Tengboche, we continue through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest. After passing a chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar at Local Lodge. Included Meal: B,L,D
Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6-7 hours
After the breakfast, we continue our walk downhill from Namche toward the second bridge across the Dudh Koshi River. Then we walk towards Manjo where on fulfilling the formalities at the check post of the National Park at Monjo, we continue our walk towards Phakding and continue the trail that leads us to Lukla along this flat trail you can enjoy prayer stones, rhododendron and pine forest, prayer flags, Sherpa village as well as open plains. Overnight at Guest House. Included Meal: B,L,D
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu. Most of the time you have a morning flight. So you should be prepared to go to the airport on time. You should have very nice and 45 minutes scenic flight to Kathmandu. Our guide still with you to drop you to the hotel in Kathmandu. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the climbers’ successful summit of the Island peak at Nepali Cultural Restaurant Gokarna house paknajol thamel . Overnight in Kathmandu at 2 / 3 Star category hotel.
Day 19: Final Departure Back to Home 
Today you will depart from Kathmandu. One of your company Nepal Guide info team representatives will assist you to get to the airport as per your flight departure time. If your flight is scheduled late in the evening, then you can also go for shopping to buy souvenirs for your family and friends. Included Meal: B
About Lukla Flight details
It is very difficult to predict the weather in mountain. Because of bad weather, the flight between Kathmandu to Lukla may be delayed or canceled for a day or more. Due to the weather changes in Himalaya, we can face such problem even in good season. So we would like to request you to add few days extra in Kathmandu. If you complete your trip smoothly, then you can enjoy your time with other activities like sightseeing, White water rafting. Jungle activities or more. If your flight is cancelled in Kathmandu then we will re-book the flight for the next day. There may be an option to use private helicopter paying additional from $250 to $500 We may also be able to provide an option for a privately chartered helicopter. When flight is cancelled , we will arrange you a hotel however food and accommodation is not cover in the package. Same process will be applied if the flight cancelled or delayed in Lukla.


Included in the Cost
Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
2/3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Tea house accommodation during the trek
3 Days Camping trek Tented accommodation during the climb a Island peak
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
Welcome and farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides from Nepal Planet Treks and Expedition
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
Nepal Planet Treks,’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit
Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
Medical kit (carried by your guide)
All government and local taxes
Not Included in the Cost
Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Personal climbing equipment
Personal climbing guide if requested
Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
Tips for guides and porters

Equipment List

Equipment list is recommended to bring for Island Peak Climbing for 2024
Top quality mountaineering clothing and equipment is an investment that will see you through years  2018 of adventures. It is wise to choose carefully, and not to skimp on quality. The companies and products you see listed below can serve as starting points of reference for you. Take this list to your local outdoor specialty shop.
Feel free to use this list as a reference as you prepare for your trip, but note that not all brands and models are current.
Running shoes: For travel and easy walking
Sport sandal: That can be worn with socks. (Teva, Chaco)
Lightweight hiking boots: Leather or fabric/leather with sturdy mid-sole and a Vibram sole.
Climbing boots: Plastic double boot. Aveolite liners for warmth recommended. (Vasque, Koflach, Scarpa)
Booties: Synthetic or down insulation. Any brand with thick foam soles.
Lightweight socks: Three to four pairs synthetic/wool blend (Bridgedale, Patagonia, Smartwool)
Mid-weight socks: Three to four pairs synthetic/wool blend (Bridgedale, Patagonia, Smartwool)
Lightweight long underwear top: (Patagonia Capilene, REI, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Nepal Guide Info, )
Mid-weight long underwear tops: Zip-T neck design is good. Light colors are better for tops because they are cooler when hiking in direct sunlight and just as warm as dark colors when worn underneath other layers. (Patagonia, North Face, Mountain Hardwear)
Lightweight long underwear bottoms: (Patagonia Capilene, REI, Mountain Equipment Co-op)
Mid-weight underwear bottoms: Dark colors are preferable because they do not show dirt. (Patagonia Capilene, REI, Mountain Equipment Co-op)
Briefs: Four pairs synthetic or cotton. Running shorts also work well for underwear. (Patagonia Capilene)
Short-sleeved shirts: Two synthetic; most nylon running shirts or athletic shirts work. (North Face, Patagonia, or any brand of Power Dry)
Jacket, synthetic or fleece: Synthetic jackets or pullovers are a great alternative to fleece because they are lighter and more compressible. Primaloft type fill or Polartec 100 or 200 fleece is recommended. (Wildthings Primaloft, Patagonia Puff Jacket)
Synthetic insulated pants: Primaloft or Polarguard 3D. Full side zips are recommended. Mountain Hardwear Chugach 3D pants are an example. An acceptable alternative are fleece pants Polartec 100 or 200, but they are bulky, heavier and less versatile.
Down insulated jacket: Expedition weight with a hood. (Marmot, North Face, Mountain Hardwear , Kathmandu Gear )
Waterproof breathable jacket & pants: Jacket must have a hood, pants must have full-length side zips. (Arc’Teryx, Marmot, Mountain Equipment Co-op)
Head & Hand Gear:
Liner gloves: Lightweight synthetic (Patagonia Capilene or any brand of Power Stretch)
Windstopper fleece gloves: (any brand of Windstopper fleece)
Gore-Tex Mittens w/ pile liners: Expedition weight liner for the first pair, second pair should have a light weight pile liner. (Outdoor Research)
Bandana: Two to three traditional cotton style.
Sun hat: Any lightweight hat with a good brim or visor.
Wool or fleece hat: Any brand of warm hat that can go over ears.
Balaclava: At least one. Some people layer a very thin Capilene balaclava under a thicker fleece one.
Sunglasses #1: For high altitude. 1 pair of high quality 100%UV and 100%IR with a minimum of 80% light reduction, side shields such as those found on “glacier glasses” are not recommended, but size and shape of lens should offer maximum protection from bright light on snow.
Sunglasses #2: One pair high quality 100%UV and 100%IR, for lower elevations, also as a backup. It is important to have a spare pair of sunglasses.
Ski goggles: (Bolle, Smith)
Gaiters w/reinforced lowers: Short, simple gaiters are best, such as Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain Low Gaiters ( Nepal Planet Treks ).
Headlamp w/spare bulb: (Petzl, Black Diamond)
Spare batteries: For headlamp and other gadgets you bring.
Climbing Equipment:
Ice axe: General mountaineering axe. 60 cm length is good for most people but it does depend on your height. Shaft should be straight, not curved. You will need a leash to attach your axe to you harness as well as a “wrist loop”. Bring a commercial leash designed for glacier travel or 6 ft of 9 / 16 inch webbing and your guide will help you construct one. (Grivel, Black Diamond)
Crampons: 12 point step-in (Grivel, Black Diamond)
Harness: Alpine style, you should not have to step through leg loops to put it on and off. It should be lightweight and fully adjustable. (Black Diamond)
Carabiners: Two large locking “pear” shaped, 6 regular mountaineering carabiners (avoid small gate specialized sport climbing ‘biners) (Black Diamond, Petzl, Clog)
Prusik cord: 20 feet of 6mm perlon which is also known as static accessory cord.(don’t cut it, bring in one piece)
Ascenders: One left or right hand orientation, does not matter (Petzl)
Rappel device: Figure 8, ATC or Trango Pyramid
Camping Gear:
Backpack: 5000 cubic inches (80 liters) or more, internal frame. Top opening mountaineer’s rucksack style is best. Avoid large zipper openings and excessive outside pockets. Larger packs are better than smaller, because they are easier to pack with cold hands and they distribute loads more effectively. (Gregory, North Face, Dana, Arc’Teryx)
Small day pack: Optional, should be small and simple, can double as stuff sack or organizer, useful for airline carry-on and for while touring in cities. (Black Diamond, Lowe)
Pack cover: Recommended. To protect your gear on rainy or snowy days (REI, MEC, Osprey, Gregory).
Sleeping bag: Expedition quality rated to at least minus 20F (-25C) ((Marmot, North Face)
Sleeping pad: Inflating, full-length (Therm-a-rest)
Foam pad: (Ridgerest)
Water bottles: Two 1-liter, leak-proof wide-mouth. (Nalgene, Lexan)
Lightweight steel thermal bottle: (Zojirushi, Nissan, Outdoor Research)
Pee bottle: One 1-liter, leak-proof wide-mouth (Nalgene, Lexan)
Pee funnel for women: (Freshette)
Pack towel: Small or medium size. Do not bring “terrycloth”, bandanas work in a pinch. (PackTowl)
Trekking poles: Make sure they are adjustable and can extend or shorten. (Leki, Black Diamond)
Swiss army knife: Remember not to leave in carry-on bags for any international or domestic flight.
Large mug, plastic bowl, Lexan fork and spoon: lightweight metal is ok. (MSR)
Medical & Personal:
Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)
Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher, any brand
Toiletry kit: Toothbrush, toothpaste, skin lotion, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, soap, comb/brush, shave kit, (bring travel size bottles to keep your kit small).
First-aid kit: Ibuprofen/Aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, Neosporin-type suave, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins. Include any prescription travel meds that might be prescribed by your doctor (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids).
Zip-loc bags: Always useful
Baby wipes
Ear plugs: Very useful in noisy lodges and tents. Available in most hardware stores.
Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek and climb, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on you way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.
Travel Items:
Expedition duffel bag: 8000+ cubic inches (130+ liter). Light colors are better for labeling with your name. Buy something well built with large, strong zippers. These bags are strapped to Yaks! (North Face, Patagonia “Black Hole”, Wild Things “Burro Bag”)
Travel bags: Extra duffel bags are useful for storing things in Kathmandu, in Namche and at Base Camp. Most soft sided “carry-on’ type bags work well. (Camp Trails “Packable”, Wild Things “carry-on”) You might also use extra large stuff sacks. Plan to fly to Nepal with two large duffels, and some smaller bags for organizing inside.
Nylon stuff sacks: Several different sizes, light colors preferable for labeling. (Outdoor Research)
Long sleeve shirt: Cotton, comfortable
Hiking shorts and/or skirt/sarong: 1 pair (any brand of Supplex short)
Lightweight pants: One pair (any brand Supplex or “stretch woven” pant)
City clothes for Kathmandu Thamel : Casual, one or two changes. Kathmandu is warm in the daytime, cool in the evenings.
Passport belt/pouch
Small padlocks: for locking duffel bag(s)
Camera / video camera w/ extra batteries: We suggest plenty of non-rechargeable power, such as lithium batteries. Cold weather is hard on ni-cad and regular alkaline batteries and solar recharging is not always an option.
Film: Bring plenty, it is expensive in Nepal. Be sure to keep in your carry-on luggage, in clear zip- lock bags so that it can be inspected at airports. If you bring a digital camera, bring extra media storage cards. You will take lots of photos!
Note More : sanjibtrekguide@gmail.com (Nepal Guide Info Team )

We INSIST that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out which covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and which also includes helicopter rescue. We recommend that you consult a reputable travel agent or insurance specialist. Health Issues We recommend that all clients consult their doctor to discuss the health issues associated with their trek. We also recommend that clients bring their own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive first aid kit carried by the Trek Leader Vaccinations Required Please ensure that you allow at least 1 month to complete a course of vaccinations. Whilst your personal doctor will be the final authority, We recommend the following Poliomyelitis Tetanus Typhoid Rabies Meningococcal Immunoglobulin (for Hepatitis A) – See more at:

High in the Khumbu valley , close to Everest and closer still to the precipitous south face of Lhotse, the aptly named Island Peak (6189m) rises above a tangled knot of glaciated valleys. With its outrageous location and elegant summit ridge, this peak has been a favorite with Nepal Guide Info team leaders and clients for 2 decades. Trekking via Namche Bazaar and Thagboche, we follow the Everest Base Camp trail to Lobuche beside the Khumbu glacier. As part of our acclimatization programmer we visit Everest Base Camp and make an ascent of the classic viewpoint of Kala Pattar, where we enjoy some of the finest views of the world’s highest peak. Then crossing the Khumbu Glacier, we climb up to the Kongma La which gives access to the valley of the Imja Khola and the summer grazing settlement of Chhukung. From here we move up to the base camp for our main objective, Island Peak. The ascent of this 6000 metre peak in the shadow of the huge Lhotse face is an ‘alpine experience’ in every sense, involving fine climbing in exposed situations among breathtaking scenery. This is one of the best of all Nepalese adventures.

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