Island Peak Summit Adventure 17 days

Trip detail at-a-glance

strenuous

Best Season: February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December.

Trip Style: Lodge-to-Lodge Trekking

Activity: Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking

Max. Altitude: 6,187 m /20,298 ft

Activity Per Day: Approx/Avrg 5h walking/day

Cost: From US$2240.00

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Overview

Island Peak is 6187 meters (20,298 ft.) high and one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal. Also known as Imja Tse, it lies in the Khumbu Himalayan range. Climbing this peak gives the best satisfaction every amateur and serious climber can dream of. If you are seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to widen your experience towards a peak climbing expedition beyond simply trekking in Nepal, this is the mountain for you.

Our professionally designed itinerary offers you a couple of days extra at beautiful mountain villages to get acclimatized as well as enjoy the sights, sounds and culture of this amazing mountainous region. We head for the Island Peak summit after the essential climbing practice course, which is briefed and instructed by our Climbing Sherpa on various aspects of climbing techniques.

Your historical effort to summit the peak will be rewarded with probably one of the best panoramic views in the world as you feel Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and Makalu are almost touching the tip of your nose. Descending with a sense of achievement, our route takes us into many cultural sites, such as Pangboche, a traditional Sherpa village; Tangboche, famous for its ornately decorated Tibetan monasteries and Khumjung with the famous Hillary school.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters) Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an Unforgettable Adventures signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel. (No meals included)

Day 2

Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. In the morning, after breakfast, at around 8am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your local leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trek. We will also supply you with our trek Duffel Bag. After the Pre-Trip meeting and breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at 9.45 AM in the morning. We provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. We visit Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The attractions of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square include the Lion gate, the Golden gate, the Palace of fifty-five windows, art galleries and the Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last minute shopping in Thamel near by your hotel. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast Included)

Day 3

Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding. (Approx. 3-4 hrs) An early morning start takes us to Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2804m). With spectacular views of the towering Himalaya Mountains the flight is a truly amazing start to the trek. After landing there we explore the village while the Sherpa crew sort and load the trekking equipment. We then begin our day’s trek (approx. 3-4 hrs.) by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m), Phakding (2610m) is just a short walk. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 4

Trek to Namche Bazaar. (Approx. 5.30 hrs) We begin todays trek along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags including the highest suspension bridge in the region! After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar, known as the “Gateway to Everest,” is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, Internet cafes and even a couple of bakeries to enjoy a fresh coffee and cake after the day of trekking. Namche (3441m) is the largest village along the whole Everest trail. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 5

Namche Bazaar acclimatization day. Today will be spent in Namche in order to adjust to the high altitude. We will go on a short trek to the museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people and will also hike to the Syangboche Airport and around to Everest View Hotel. From this point we are rewarded with amazing views of the Himalaya with stunning panoramic views of the Khumbu peaks. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 6

Trek to Tengboche Monastery. (Approx. 5.30 hrs) The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi, with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860 meters today. After about five hours we reach Tengboche, where the local monastery can be seen. This monastery is the oldest in the region. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a twenty-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony in either the evening or morning, depending on how the day’s trekking progressed. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 7

Trek to Dingboche. (Approx. 5.30 hrs) From Tengboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. Our uphill trek continues taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche, with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We’ll set a leisurely pace to adjust to the altitude (4350m). Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 8

Trek to Chhukung. (Approx. 4 hrs) From Dingboche we have four hours of steady/slow walking to Chhukung (4710m), as it is very important to adjust to the high altitude in order to climb Island Peak. With towering peaks on both sides of the valley today’s walk is a photographers dream. Our guide will provide important information about climbing Island Peak and the next day’s activities. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 9

Trek to Island Peak base camp. (Approx. 4 hrs) Today is another short trek of four hours to Island Peak base camp (5450 m). Beginning today, accommodation will be a tented camp for the next two days, with food prepared by our professional chef. As we settle into our Base Camp surroundings the thoughts of our upcoming climb build the excitement! Overnight at tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 10

Acclimatization day.
We will spend a day here in adjusting to the thinning of the air. We’ll also make a short trek around the base camp to prepare us for the 6000 meter adventure tomorrow morning as well as practicing our rope work. Overnight at tented camp.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 11

Summit Island Peak (6187 m) & return to Chhukung (Approx. 9 to 12 hrs.) Today is our main adventure day. Weather permitting, we’ll start very early in the morning for the climb up Island Peak (6187m). After Camp 1, we ascend through a gully and traverse to the right. After making our way up a wide stone field, we cross the ridge to the glacier and crevasses. We then climb ascend the last two parts of the climb, the rope wall and then the summit ridge and arrive at our goal! The summit of Island Peak! After our safe summit, we make our way back down the same descent path and return to Chhukung. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 12

Trek to Tengboche. (Approx. 6 hours) Today we follow the same route back down to Tengboche (3860m). Passing through Dingboche, Pangboche and Diboche, the day’s trek will take six hours. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 13

Trek to Namche Bazaar. (Approx. 5 hrs) Leaving the mountains behind, our descent takes us from Tengboche Monastery to the town of Namche Bazaar (3441m). We arrive back at Namche Bazaar in the afternoon, a five-hour walk. We’ll enjoy an evening of reflecting with follow trekkers over a delicious meal. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 14

Trek to Lukla. (Approx. 5 hrs) Finally we make the five hour return to Lukla (2804m), where the trek began. We’ll take time to reflect on the trek as a group, and on the personal achievements of all who took part. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 15

Morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla On the scenic thirty-five minute flight back to Kathmandu, you’ll enjoy a last glimpse of the mountains you have recently climbed. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will return to the hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel. (Breakfast Included)

Day 16

Leisure day in Kathmandu. There’s much to see and do in Kathmandu and the surrounding areas, including Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Kathmandu Shopping Tour or Scenic Everest Flight. You may want to just relax, do some last minute shopping or even enjoy the last chance to take in the sights and sounds of Kathmandu. This is also a spare day in the event of bad weather in Lukla. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. (Your guide(s) and an office staff will accompany you). Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. (Breakfast and Farewell Dinner Included)

Day 17

Transfer to airport for flight departure. An Unforgettable Adventures representative will escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal. (Breakfast Included)

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays. Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla: Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights (to and from Lukla) may be cancelled due to mountain weather conditions or technical problems. In such case our support company can charter a helicopter to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight. The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m, while the twin otter can fly if the visibility is 5000m, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules. The cost of the helicopter is payable directly to our support companies Kathmandu office 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 may claim the amount from your travel insurance. The minimum cost will be US$1000 and maximum US$3500 depending on the number of group members.

Prices and departures

PRICE PER PERSON:
Price from:US$2240.00

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:
(Applicable to Kathmandu accom only)
Cost: US$180.00

The Fine Print:
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to secure a booking. The remaining balance is payable 60 days prior to departure. A medical assessment is required no more than 30 days from departure, stating that you have no medical condition that could endanger your life on the track. Travel Insurance is mandatory and must include helicopter evacuation. Training is necessary. This trek is challenging and you will require a high level of fitness. We can offer you support in this area. Please contact us for details. Australian Led Treks Minimum numbers of 10 required. Please contact us for information regarding availability in the departure of your choice.

Inclusions and exclusions

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included (4 nights).
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
  • All your standard Meals during the lodge to lodge trek and camping including one hot drink with each meal. (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (Twin sharing and occasionally dormitory room at guesthouse and Tented camp stay at Island Peak Base Camp).
  • Local licensed English speaking trekking guide.
  • Climbing Sherpa from Island peak base camp for the summit and back to base camp.
  • 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 (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Island Peak Climbing Permit.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag (which need to be returned after the trek).
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • Free Unforgettable Adventures duffel/kit bag and T-shirt (yours to keep). Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu (On Day 2).
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

Cost does not include

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which needs to cover emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment (See the trekking equipment in our client information booklet).
  • Tips for trekking staff, temple guide and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

FAQs

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

Everest base camp standard trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.

To prepare for a strenuous trek you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking or stairs involving relatively steep ascents and descents.

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

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Unforgettable Adventures signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by our tourist vehicle.

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

We use standard rooms at three star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you Unforgettable Adventures sleeping bags if needed (to be returned after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a potbelly 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 are always outside the room.

Is it possible to reserve a trip now and pay deposit later or do I HAVE to pay deposit at booking/reservation?

Yes! The trip will be confirmed only when we receive the completed final booking form and $500 deposit payment. The balance is payable 30 days prior to departure.

Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms for the Kathmandu portion of the trip? If so how much extra will this cost?

Yes! We can surely book separate rooms in Kathmandu for your portion of the trip. During the trek we will try our best but normally the lodges have twin sharing and dormitory styled room instead of a single room. The lodges will provide a private room for one person when the room is free and additional cost is not required. The additional cost is USD 70 per person for booking a single room in Kathmandu for four nights when booking for groups of two or more than two people.

Is this a guaranteed departure even if I am alone stating in the request trip?

YES all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well.

What sort of food can I expect in trekking?

Most teahouses (lodges) in Everest Base Camp trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatisation. It is good to eat some every day. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while lunch will be taken on the way to destination.

Is the food in mountain prepared to international standard in terms of safety?

YES, the food is very safe during the trekking and we recommend you to eat the vegetarian and local food. Please follow the suggestion of our guide on the trek.

Is water provided and is there still water available at higher altitudes? Is it filtered/boiled? Readily available?

Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and teahouses. You can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 2 at lower elevations to USD 4 to higher elevation per litre. You can also drink the normal tap or spring water if you bring the purifying aid with you.

What mode of transportation do you use?

Unforgettable Adventures is all about providing you with local insights, lifestyle as well as adventure. Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicular transportation to even piggyback rides on mules and yaks. We provide you only those options, which enhance your local experience while allowing you to travel comfortably and efficiently. We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, vans or alternatively 4WD SUVs, more maneuverable in travelling along the narrow and bumpy roads of Nepal. All the vehicles are usually air-conditioned unless we are travelling in cooler areas. For domestic flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu), we use Tara Air, Agni Air -popular domestic airlines.

What is the best season for this trekking?

Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September the monsoonal rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, October, November, December are the best time to do Everest base camp trek.

What is the weather and temperature like in trekking?

Every trekking trip up the mighty Mt. Everest presents its own amazing, unforgettable moments that forever live on 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 can occur in this breathtaking region, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation. Here are some weather basics to help ensure that you come to the Himalayas as well equipped and prepared to face anything. Generally speaking, the nights are much cooler than the daytime hours 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 temps 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 month and season.

Spring – March / April / May / June

Spring happens to be one of the best times of the year to visit the Everest region, although because of this, it can become somewhat crowded. One can meet many other Everest climbers during this season and base camp is full of tents. The beautiful clear blue sky can be seen and the many different species of flower are visible in the lower altitude. During springtime, the average temperature is 17 degrees C with a maximum of 25 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -15 degrees C in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters.

July / August Through 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. There are positives to trekking during the monsoon months, however. The excess rainfall can provide ample chance to see spectacular views of the waterfall and it’s 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 night at areas above 4000 meters. The average temperature tends to hover around a comfortable 18 degrees C.

Autumn – End of September / October / November.

Similar to springtime, autumn in the Everest region is also a crowded season, but it’s one of the best times to trek. While it lacks the beauty of flowers, the clear blue sky can be seen, affording incredible views from just about every angle. The average temperature during the fall is 15 degrees C with a maximum temp of 20 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -10 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, visitors should work closely with their travel provider. This will ensure that the adventure will be enjoyable no matter what the weather and that every possible scenario will be accounted for ahead of time.

I’m a Vegetarian, is that a Problem?

No problem at all because the lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.

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

Yes, they have all received a 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).

What safety measures are in place? What safety equipment do your guides carry with them on trek to deal with sickness/accidents?

Our guides are well trained for the high altitude problems and first aid. They always carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well. All our guides carry the local mobile phones and SAT phones for the emergency.

Do you know about how many miles the trek is?

Total distance of the entire trek is about 75 miles.

Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

Yes, you need to book your own International flights.

Can I charge my digital camera or other equipment on my trip?

These facilities will be available in most of the places in your hotel reception by paying some service charges. Remember to bring TWO and THREE pin travel adapters!

Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides are equipped with the local mobile phone. You may wish to pass the number of our guide to your family for the callback or you can make a call from the guide’s mobile and pay him directly for the international call too.

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking?

In the cities, yes – to some extent. Once you are out of the cities, all you need is cash. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains.

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 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, 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?

This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 200 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is expected. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.

What opportunities will I have for shower along the trek?

In major places (Namche Bazar, Lukla), we arrange guesthouse with hot shower. And in rest of the places, hotel water in bucket will be provided for shower; it would cost you extra about USD 3-4 per shower.

Are Unforgettable Adventures staff insured?

Our company insures all our trekking staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters.

Where do we toilet along the trail? Is it similar to Kilimanjaro and just wherever we can find privacy?

At most cases you can use the toilet provided by the tea houses/lodges on the trail but normally in case of emergency, you just do toilet along the trail wherever you find privacy.

Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

Holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.

Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?

Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc only.

Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?

The hotel in Kathmandu does provide the free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.

What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you lend to trekkers?

The temperature rating of the sleeping bags we provide are about -10 deg C, we can provide liner or extra blanket if the sleeping bag is not warm enough for you.

Do you guys have a PAC Portable Altitude Chamber?

Yes, we do have PAC but we dont use it for Everest Base camp trek since you only have to stay a night above 5000 meters. We will surely provide one if required.

I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations?

Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport?

YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.

What immunizations will I need?

No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya, but we do recommend you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus.

We also recommend:

A dental check-up prior to travelling and that you know your blood group in case of emergency.

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your tour leader and Unforgettable Adventures at the time of your booking.

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