Trek in the land of Prayer Flags and Tea Houses.
Explore a land populated with the highest mountains on the planet, ensuring incredible views, every step of the way.
Climb the 6189m high Island Peak for incredible views of the Khumbu region.
Combine a trip to Everest Base Camp, with an unforgettable climb to the summit of 6189m Island Peak. Combining two of the most thrilling trekking challenges in the Himalaya, into one memorable trip exploring the land of huge glaciers, towering peaks and Nepali culture. A fully guided trekking adventure staying in a mix of traditional Tea House accommodation and camping.
Summit the 6189m high Island Peak, a true Himalayan giant.
Hike up the Khumbu Valley to arrive at Everest Base Camp, starting point for countless epic summit journeys.
Drink in the views from one of the best Himalayan viewpoints, staggering panoramic views over the surrounding mountains.
Tribhuvan International Airport
Fly to Kathmandu, taking a private transfer to the hotel. Meet with representatives for a full pre-trek briefing.
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, a superb experience with incredible views over the Everest region. Meet with the crew upon arrival, starting the trek with a hike to Phakding.
Making multiple river crossings on the trail leading to Monjo, enter the Sagarmatha National Park, and weather permitting, the first glimpse of Mount Everest, en route to Namche Bazaar.
A day to explore Namche Bazaar, with a great selection of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. A great opportunity to acclimatise to the altitude, with a short trek to the Everest View Hotel.
Follow valley trails, high above the Dudh Koshi. Enjoy incredible views of the surrounding peaks, passing through numerous villages and tea shops. Descend to Phunki Tenga to take lunch, before climbing to Tengboche, home to the largest monastery in the Khumbu.
Descend from Tengboche, through a forest, crossing the Imja Khola, before climbing steadily to the village of Pangboche. Directly opposite Ama Dablam (6856m) the views of the towering peaks are superb. Continue from Pangboche for a further two hours trekking to reach Pheriche.
An acclimatisation day, with an opportunity to wander up the valley to the Tshola Tsho lake, and the imposing faces of Cholatse and Tawache. A climb to the ridge overlooking Dingboche, to enjoy superb views of the Imja valley and the south face of Lhotse (8516m).
Continue trekking in the shadow of the peaks of Cholatse and Tawache, climbing to the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. Take lunch at a tea house at Duglha, before following the trail that weaves through the boulders of the glacier's terminal moraine, en route to Lobuche.
Follow the trail up the Khumbu Glacier, stopping for lunch at Gorak Shep, before continuing to Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5364m along a route which negotiates ice pinnacles and crevasses along the way. Return to Gorak Shep to overnight.
An early start to climb Kala Pattar at 5554m, an awe inspiring viewpoint with superb views of Mount Everest. Afternoon descent to Dingboche.
An easy day of trekking, a two hour hike which climbs to the settlement of Chukhung.
Trek along the valley for three hours, in the shadow of Lhotse, climbing up to Base Camp, by the side of the Imja glacier.
Climb higher to High Camp, to make preparations for the summit bid tomorrow.
Crossing the gully above the camp, climbing to a narrow ridge which leads to the glacier, where crampons are required, and the use of ropes begins. Cross the glacier, before climbing a steep snow slope leading to the summit ridge. Follow this ridge to the summit, standing 6173m above sea level, with superb views of Lhotse. Descend via the same route to Base Camp.
A day set aside to allow a summit bid, if the original plan is thwarted by adverse weather.
Descend to the settlement of Chukhung, continuing to Dingboche for lunch, before a further descent to Pangboche, to overnight.
Continuing the descent, follow the trail which falls away to the valley floor, walking alongside the river for a short while, before climbing through birch and rhododendron forests, crossing the Dudh Koshi, before arriving in Namche.
The final day of trekking follows the Dudh Koshi, as the trail descends to Lukla. In Lukla, enjoy a farewell party with the porters and guides, with the chance to sample Nepalese Chang.
After breakfast, take a flight to Kathmandu.
A day to explore the engaging city of Kathmandu, explore the Monkey Temple at Swayambhunath, the Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath and the Buddhist Stupa of Boudhanath, or simply enjoy the immersive experience of wandering the city streets.
Take a transfer to the airport to begin the journey home.
This trip takes responsibility seriously and ‘goes the extra mile’ to ensure that your presence in this country is entirely positive.
All guides and partners are hand picked to ensure that every aspect of your trip operates to the highest standard and reflect the strong values, ethics and joy of travel.
This commitment to Responsible Travel is mutually beneficial without compromising the countries and communities touched or the depth and uniqueness of your adventure.
Let’s help keep these wonderful places precious.
All crew are paid proper wages and are treated with respect and dignity. This trip with IMEC, IPPG and KPAP, all not-for-profit organisations that focus on improving the working conditions of porters.
Travellers are given the opportunity to mitigate some of the environmental impacts of flying by supporting community and conservation initiatives.
This trip is a proud supporter of the Leave No Trace and Travellers Against Plastic campaigns, which help educate travellers on the impact of travel and provide practical guidance for enjoying the outdoors responsibly.
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From the first time I emailed them to when I was dropped off at the airport on the way home. They were brilliant. My guide for the climb was Dawa who has summited Everest twice and as a novice to climbing I felt in really safe hands. Standing on top of Island Peak was unbelievable.
Will be back to do more next year. Thanks to everyone | Frank