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Chandra Rai is a superb guide - we could not have asked for anyone better or indeed nicer. He was incredibly polite, patient, great fun, and he couldn’t do enough for us. I think Chandra is a great asset to your company and I’m so glad we had a local lea
Joanna Stray (UK) | Everest Base Camp, Nepal

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Island Peak Expedition and Everest Base Camp

Classic trek to Everest Base Camp followed by an expedition to climb Island Peak.

This itinerary combines the classic Everest Base Camp trek with climbing one of Nepal’s trekking peaks. After visiting Everest Base Camp and walking up Kala Patar we head to Island Peak Base Camp in the next valley. Our trip includes three days to climb Island Peak which includes an extra time in case the weather does not co-operate or if you require extra time for acclimatisation.

The Island Peak Expedition would be suitable for a climber visiting the Himalayas for the first time or keen hill walkers with previous mountaineering experience using crampons and ice axe. Island Peak is a more technical peak than some of the other trekking peaks in Nepal, it starts with an easy scramble along a rock ridge to a glacier and above there is a steep snow headwall leading to a classic summit ridge. The views from the top are superb including the south face of Lhotse and Ama Dablam.


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Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Holiday Type: Mountaineering
    Walking & Trekking
  • Duration: 23 days from Kathmandu
  • Leadership: Local leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 2 people
  • Cost: 2020 - £2,695 (US$3,495 or €3,075) 2021 - £2,695 (US$3,495 or €3,075)
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What does this include

Price includes:

  • Internal flight to/from Lukla and Kathmandu including baggage allowance of 20kg for your main bag checked into the hold and 5kg for day pack carried with you inside the aircraft
  • All transfers including airport collections
  • Twin share room at Hotel Tibet or Hotel Ambassador in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast only at hotel in Kathmandu, all meals included while on trek. Trek meals include breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and biscuits plus two course dinner (soup and main meal) plus up to two cups of hot drinks per meal.
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, trekking guide(s) and porter(s). We provide one trekking guide for group size of two people and two guides for a group size of three people and three guides for group size of six people plus
  • Complimentary Everest trekking map
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone and face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send you our comprehensive "Nepal Pre Trip Information" notes 

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Kathmandu
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • Nepal visa for 30 days at US$40 (approx £25)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
Trip Grade Challenging

Trip Grade Challenging

Suitability: a good choice for regular, long distance hill walkers. A very high level of fitness would be required for our toughest treks and expeditions. Previous trekking experience at high altitude is preferable although not mandatory given sufficient experience, preparation and training. These trips may involve mountaineering and glacial travel.

1) Walking times: average 7 to 9 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 15 hours) for up to 28 days with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 6,500m.

3) Terrain: you will experience a wide variety of mountain terrain from reasonable trails to crossing technical mountaineering passes and climbing to summits sometimes including use of fixed ropes.

4) Remoteness:  usually in more remote areas and likely to be a long distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.

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Trip Dates

  • April 12th to May 3rd 2020
  • October 4th to 25th 2020
  • April 4th to 25th 2021
  • October 3rd to 24th 2021

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu 
  • Day 2Fly to Lukla (2,840m), trek to Phakding (2,610m) 
  • Day 3Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 
  • Day 4Day walk to Thame village (3,800m) 
  • Day 5Trek to Tengboche (3,860m) 
  • Day 6Trek to Pangboche (3,930m) 
  • Day 7Day walk to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,576m) 
  • Day 8Trek to Dingboche (4,410m) 
  • Day 9Acclimatisng walk up Nangkartshang Peak (5,080m) 
  • Day 10Trek to Lobuche (4,931m) 
  • Day 11Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m), afternoon to Everest Base Camp (5,300m) 
  • Day 12Trek to Kala Patar (5,545m) and return to Lobuche 
  • Day 13Trek to Dingboche (3,820m) 
  • Day 14Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (4,970m) 
  • Day 15-16Climbing Island Peak 
  • Day 17Trek to Dingboche (3,820m) 
  • Day 18Trek to Phortse village (3,800m) 
  • Day 19Trek to Monjo (2,610m) 
  • Day 20Trek to Lukla (2,840m) 
  • Day 21Fly to Kathmandu 
  • Day 22Sightseeing in Kathmandu 
  • Day 23Fly back home 
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