Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients undertaking any trip. It should provide adequate security for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of luggage. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to 2500-6000 meters of altitude.
2. Packing List
- Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
- T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
- Fleece Jacket
- Down Jacket
- Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
- Warm Gloves
- Hiking Boots
- 3-4 pairs of socks
- Day pack (30-40 liters)
- Torch light
- Water bottle (Minimum 2 liters)
- Small Hand Towel
- Sleeping Bag for up to -15 Degree Celsius
3. Guide and Porter
We provide experienced, knowledgeable and honest guide with good communication skills in English language to make your trip wonderful. The guide will provide all the information about the mountains, different histories, cultures, traditions and many more. We will provide 1 porter for 2 people. The porters are helpful as well as strong and will carry a maximum of 25 kgs combined. After giving the best services along with the hard works up in the mountains, guides and porters expect some tips from your side. Tipping culture is very common in tourism sector.
4. Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3000 meters. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most people can ascend to 3000 meters without difficulty.
Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:
- Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
- Fatigue or weakness
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Swelling of hands, feet, and face
- Shortness of breath upon exertion
- Persistent rapid pulse
- General malaise
Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strictly suggests avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude.
Guides and porters from Marvel Adventure are very much familiar with this problem due to their experience. All of them are trained with basic medical trainings and hence they definitely can help you.
Points to be noted
The exciting itinerary we have provided will probably have you planning your trip right at the moment. However, remember these points before planning your Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak summit.
- You need to plan your trek for the appropriate season to avoid dangers. The spring and autumn are the most appropriate times to plan this trek. Our package is amply available during these seasons.
- You need to make sure to get several permits for your Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak. Our package will cover your cost and hassles to achieve the permit.
- You need professional guides and porters to help you during the trek. Our package covers the luxury of such facilities as well.
- You might get altitude sickness during the trek, so acclimatization is essential. If you see our itinerary, we ensure you acclimate during the trip. We will also have professional guides to help you with any other health issues caused by the trekking.
- Proper climbing gears and equipment should be carried to trek this region to avoid injuries. Our team and professional guides will cover these and help you set them up.
Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the frequently asked questions about our Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak:
What is the height of Island Peak?
The Island Peak has a staggering height of 6189 meters.
How long will the combined trek of Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak last?
The package we offer for the combined trek will last for a total of 16 days.
What is the highest altitude of the trek?
The Island Peak, at its summit of 6189 meters, is the highest altitude of the trek.
Where does the trek commence, and where does it end?
The trek will commence from Lukla from Kathmandu, trekking to the two destinations through various routes. The tour will end by retracing the same steps and returning to Lukla and Kathmandu.
How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island peak?
The trek is relatively less difficult than the treks to the other mountain trails of the country. It is a safer and a novice option for those who do not want to trek a difficult region.
What are the permits needed for this trek?
You will need Pasang Lhamu rural area permit as well as Sagarmatha National park permit.
What are the appropriate seasons to trek this region?
Spring and autumn are the best seasons based on the weather and temperature of the region.
Should you do the Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak solo?
Absolutely not. The trek to this region requires a team effort. The remote areas of the hiking trail require you to have professional guidance.
How many people will be trekking in a package?
The group size for the trekking will vary based on how many people have applied. It usually ranges from 2 to 12. However, the trek is more enjoyable with more people. The more, the merrier.
Are professional guides and porters necessary for the trek?
Yes, licensed professional guides are very much essential for the trek. They will give you trekking guidelines and teach you about the culture and diverse landscapes of the trekking trails. You will also need porters to help u carry your luggage as such a long trek will be very tiring.
What are the food options during the trek?
The most common food options for the trek are the Nepali “daal-bhat,” or rice and lentils with vegetables. You will also get options to eat chowmein, mo:mo, pizza, pasta, and other Nepali regulars.
What are the drinking water facilities?
You will get drinkable water where you are lodging conveniently. You can also buy bottled water, but it might be expensive.
Do I need to bring my own trekking gear?
If you have a preferred trekking gear or sleeping bags, you can carry them with you. But we will also carry them with us and have you covered if you do not have them.
Should I bring extra cash during the trek?
If you wish to buy souvenirs, donate to a local charity, or use them for something beyond the itinerary, you can bring extra cash for it. You should also carry extra cash to tip porters and guides. However, the money for food, lodging, travel gear, transport, etc., will be covered in our package.
How much will the total package cost you?
The package will cover everything essential for you, including flight, trekking gear, accommodation, meals, etc. All these expenses will end up costing around 2200 USD.
Final say and why you should choose this package
The Himalayas of Nepal provides you with a myriad of opportunities to trek. The Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak has its reputation for being so close to the Mount Everest expedition experience. The travel will be both challenging and enjoyable.
If you choose to trek this region with Marvel Adventure, you will not regret it. It will end up being an experience for a lifetime. Getting an opportunity to trek through the trails near Everest to not only one but several famous tourist destinations is a great deal. You need to apply for the package. We will give you a reasonable price and an unforgettable trip.
Contact us at Marvel Adventures for any queries.