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Internationale groepsreis Island Peak & Everest Base Camp

Circuit encompassing Kala Pattar, Everest Base Camp and the ascent of Island Peak


  • Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping (all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners). In the teahouses, the breakfast will be a set menu usually consisting of porridge, toast and egg. Any additional items that are not included in the set menu should be ordered and paid for separately. We do not include lunch and dinner on trek allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. The menus in the lodges are almost identical to one another but offer a varied choice, ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat to pizza and apple pie. Dhal bhat is the staple diet in Nepal and comes in many different forms but generally comprises some curried lentil dhal and meat or vegetables, some rice, and a pickle/chutney. Another popular snack is momos; a type of Nepalese dumpling, fried or steamed, filled with meat or vegetables. Although meat is available in the teahouses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges, and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitiser. If you buy imported food and drink whilst on trek you will spend more than the suggested amount. *Drinking Water* Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day. We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas. All teahouses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions). SteriPENs are widely stocked on Amazon, outdoor shops and other online retailers; look for the latest models but avoid USB charging ones. Models which take lithium batteries are best as these last longer, especially in cold conditions. A SteriPEN will pay for itself over the course of the trek and you won’t leave behind a single plastic bottle – you will end up spending the same or even less than you would on bottled water, plus you can keep it for future trips. If you prefer not to invest in a SteriPEN, the teahouses also sell boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle. While camping boiled water is supplied for drinking.


  • Walking & Trekking
  • Summits
  • Point-to-Point
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Route 21 daagse rondreis Island Peak & Everest Base Camp

This very challenging trek takes us into the heart of the Khumbu, crossing high passes and ascending spectacular viewpoints. We first acclimatise before tackling the ascent of Island Peak. Following the expedition route to Everest Base Camp, we make an ascent of Kala Pattar (5,545m), before crossing the rarely used Kongma La Pass (5,535m) and head into the Imja Valley to the base of Island Peak (6,189m). For those who are well acclimatised, determined and have the energy, the views from the top provide some of the most striking scenery in the entire region.

  1. Dag 1 - Start Kathmandu.
  2. Dag 2 - Free day in Kathmandu.
  3. Dag 3 - Fly to Lukla; trek to Phakding.
  4. Dag 4 - Trek to Namche Bazaar.
  5. Dag 5 - Acclimatisation walk through Kunde and Khumjung to Kyanjuma.
  6. Dag 6 - Climb to Phortse.
  7. Dag 7 - Continue to Dingboche.
  8. Dag 8 - Acclimatisation day in Dingboche. Ascend Nangkartshang Peak (5100m).
  9. Dag 9 - Trek to Lobuje.
  10. Dag 10 - Trek to Gorak Shep; visit Everest Base Camp.
  11. Dag 11 - Ascend Kala Pattar (5545m) for views of Everest; return to Lobuje.
  12. Dag 12 - Cross the Kongma La (5535m) to Chhukung.
  13. Dag 13 - Short trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,180m)
  14. Dag 14 - A short steep climb to high camp at 5,685
  15. Dag 15 - Climb Island Peak (6189m).
  16. Dag 16 - Long descent to Kyanjuma.
  17. Dag 17 - Follow a trail high above the Dudh Kosi to Phakding via Namche Bazaar and Monzo.
  18. Dag 18 - Return to Lukla.
  19. Dag 19 - Fly to Kathmandu.
  20. Dag 20 - End Kathmandu.
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