Everest Base Camp & Island Peak trekking holiday, Nepal

“A twenty day trekking tour to Everest Base Camp but with an added bonus of a climb to Island Peak, with training in mountaineering skills. Fully guided and supported throughout, travelling in a small group. ”

Highlights

Kathmandu | Flight to Lukla | Phakding | Namche Bazaar | Dingboche | Tengboche | Lobuche | Everest Base Camp | Gorak Shep | Kalapattar | Periche | Chukkung | Island Peak Base Camp | Summit Island Peak

Description of Everest Base Camp & Island Peak trekking holiday, Nepal

This Everest Base Camp trekking holiday in Nepal is a 20 day holiday, with twelve full days of trekking to the foot of the world’s highest mountain, and beyond. Because not only will you be trekking this iconic trail to Everest Base Camp and then on to Kalapatthar, to get a great view of Everest from there, you will also get to summit the Himalayan great, Island Peak. This involves some mountaineering skills which we can teach you, and herein lies the difference from the standard Everest Base Camp trek. Not that it should ever be described as standard really, as this Himalayan terrain is simply out of this world. And trekking here, never mind climbing to a summit, is a lifelong dream for many people.

Island Peak stands at 6187 meters, amongst the giants of the Himalayas, and from here you will also get some of the most spectacular views, including some ‘eight thousanders’ such as Makalu, (8485m) and Lhotse (8501m). The Camp Everest Base Camp trek starts in Lukla, which you access by plane, and then start on multi day trek through Sherpa heartland. You will be guided by experts on treks of around five hours a day to the likes of Tengboche Monastery at 3860m, a sacred spot that also has heavenly views of both Everest and Lhotse. Or Namche Bazaar, a busy trading centre and hub cradle of Sherpa culture. And Khumbu Glacier, a 17km river of ice that is the highest glacier in the world. And then finally, Everest Base Camp.

Staying at mostly traditional tea houses along the way up until this point, you will be camping on the final stretch to summit Island Peak. Our expert mountain leaders will tutor you in the skills and climbing techniques needed, offering calm and supportive guidance throughout. And always endeavouring to help you have one of the most exhilarating and revitalising trekking holidays of your life.

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2018: 26 Apr, 10 May, 24 May, 7 Jun, 21 Jun, 5 Jul, 19 Jul, 2 Aug, 16 Aug, 30 Aug, 13 Sep, 27 Sep, 11 Oct, 25 Oct, 8 Nov
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Responsible tourism: Everest Base Camp & Island Peak trekking holiday, Nepal

Environment

The mighty Himalayas are a vital part in Nepal's ecosystem. The high mountain lakes and glaciers provide drinking water and supply many rivers in Nepal. Climate change is threatening glacial melt which would cause rivers to burst their banks which in turn would result in catastrophic flooding. A burst glacial lake would have monumental effects on the environment. We encourage all its guests to act responsibly on the mountains. No plastic bags to be taken on the treks, all trash that cannot be disposed of properly is to be brought back to Kathmandu, non of our guests and trekkers buy bottled water, all of our guests are told to buy a water bottle in Kathmandu and purifying tablets. Drinking water is provided from natural sources; streams, rain water, melted snow etc....
We endeavour to preserve the natural habitat of the vast array of wildlife in the Himalayas and Nepal. We make sure our footprint is minimal, tell all our customers how to act responsibly; not to feed animals, not to leave trash, only to trek on permitted areas and follow their guides. Animals such as wild boar, blue sheep, yak, leopards, the endangered red panda, many species of birds including Nepal's national bird - the lophophorus, Royal Bengal tiger, one-horned rhinoceros, crocodiles and many more grace the land of Nepal. We strive to preserve their habitats by sticking to permitted routes and travelling mainly in small groups. Any camping trips are done responsibly, water is used from natural sources, toilets are set up properly as not to pollute the rivers and local environment.

Our cars are all new and energy efficient compared to some of the old, fuel guzzling vehicles commonly seen in Nepal. All the teahouses we use on our treks are owned by locals and use solar energy for power and to heat water. Guest can buy a bucket of hot water to wash instead of taking free, long showers that waste precious hot water. All fuel in the teahouses we use is "dried yak dung" which is as you can imagine, very renewable and is bought from the local yak farmers and owners.

Community

We support the welfare of all guides and porters. Adequate equipment and clothing is provided and we only only use local people providing employment. We have a 20kg weight limit per porter and this is NEVER exceeded. They are fully covered for medical insurance for the duration of all their trips. All their food and accommodation is provided on the trips.

We set up CYS in 2012 which support local community projects and helps fund-raise for worthwhile causes.
When we run treks into remote regions, we trade with local people and farmers. We buy vegetables, meat, eggs, yak cheese and other local produce from them. We are a local company ourselves, we started as porters and guides so we understand the importance of supporting local people and passing on the good fortune tourism can bring. We use locally owned hotels, all our staff are Nepali locals and any trips we arrange, we use local companies and resources.

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