Trip Overview

Everest High Passes and Island Peak Climbing Trip is the ultimate and complete trekking experience in the Everest region. Truly a traverse of the entire Everest region trip fits best to the ambitions trekkers intent on crossing the high altitude passes and climbing the most popular Island Peak (6189 m / 20,305 ft) along with hiking the smaller peaks without the commitment to any technical climbing skills, purely a challenging trekking holidays. The 2 passes namely, Renjo Pass and Chola Pass and strenuous climb to Island Peak link the four distinct valleys of Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, Khumbu, and Imja-Tse of the entire Everest region, the world most popular trekking destination. Crossing the rugged high passes of Renjo La (5388 m), Cho La (5380 m) and with the climbing of the most popular peaks like Gokyo Ri (5483 m), Kalapathar (5545m) and eventually Island peak provides the incomparable and unforgettable trekking experience in Nepal.

Your adventure to three passes and peaks begin with an exciting flight to the mountain airport at Lukla. We spend two nights at Namache for proper acclimatization before heading to the less trodden trail towards the Thame and Lungden which are closer to the Tibetan border. The crossing of Renjo-La is thrilling that certainly rewards you with a stunning divine view of the Himalayan giants including Mt. Everest with pristine Gokyo lakes in a single frame. The view from Renjo-La is one of the most sensational in the entire region. After the most fabulous stay in the Gokyo near the turquoise lake, we hike on the largest Ngonumpa glacier before crossing the Chola Pass. We join the popular Khumbu valley trekking route to hike the Kalapathar peak and to explore the Everest base camp. We Gradually descend to a different valley of Dingboche and trek to Island peak base camp via Imja-Tse valley.

After we are done with our main mission of climbing the Island peak we trek down to Lukla via Thyangboche monastery making a remarkable circuit to complete the Everest High Passes and Island Peak trip in the Himalayas accompanied by the hundred of memories and a huge sense of achievement. Our recommendation: If you are having a problem in selecting the strenuous trekking in the Everest region, then look no further and book Everest High Passes and Island Peak Climbing Trip as it covers all the highlights which Everest region has to offer.


  • Exceptional flight to Lukla Airport, one of the most thrilling flight experiences in the world - with spectacular mountain views.
  • Delightful walk into the valley of Dudh Koshi through Sherpa Villages.
  • Being at Namche Bazaar, the luxury town in the high mountain  - the administrative center and capital of the Khumbu region 
  • Walk into the enchanting valley of Thame and getting to Lumde is interestingly exceptional.
  • The untouched valley, less trodden, and the magnificent mountain view is mind-boggling. 
  • Conquering Renjo pass with the most spectacular views of the panoramic mountain range and the view of Gokyo Lake is beyond belief.
  • Gokyo with its turquoise blue lakes is exceptionally gorgeous that rests at the lap of Cho Oyu (8,188 meters / 26,864 ft).
  • The view of Cho Oyu (8,188 meters / 26,864 ft) - the 6th highest mountain in the world and its neighboring mountains. 
  • Crossing the NGozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas to get to Thangnak is exciting.
  • Going over the icy Chola Pass is indeed an experience found nowhere.
  • You enter absolutely a new Valley unlike Thame as you walk to Dzongla, Lobuche, and Gorakshep.
  • View of Cholatse, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, etc - as if you are sheltered by these majestic soaring peaks.
  • Being at Everest Base Camp, 5360 m - a beautiful experience. 
  • Climbing Kalapathar, 5545 m for the sunrise view is indeed yet another great achievement
  • Trek to Island Peak Base Camp is a different experience that offers you a handsome opportunity to walk through the outstanding valley of Imja.
  • Camping food is what anyone would need in this situation.
  • Midnight wakeup call and eventually summiting Island peak with exquisite scenic beauty is a great accomplishment of a lifetime where you would realize why Eric Shipton named it as Island Peak in 1951.


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Everest High Passes and Island Peak Climbing Detail Itinerary

We give you a detailed itinerary that gives you more information on what to expect on a day to day basis. Walking hours, accommodation, elevation, and the highlights are thoroughly presented in the given Everest high passes and Island Peak detail itinerary. However, the itinerary can always be customized as per your ideal preferences. You can always take the guideline from our expert over reshaping your holiday - simply use the contact form or you can always prompt for the LiveChat on our webpage. 

Once you arrive at the Kathmandu airport your Group Leader will be there to receive you and transfer you to the Hotel. Once you are settled, your Leader will organize a pre-trek briefing along with the distribution of the trekking equipment provided by the company. Tonight welcome dinner is organized at the Royal Traditional Nepal Restaurant where you have ample time to enjoy the cultural show and get to know each other. 

In any case, if you arrive early it will set enough ground for you to explore the enchanting Kathmandu, the city of cultural heritage. 

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals Welcome Dinner

After Breakfast you will be visiting Boudhanath Stupa (Buddhist Shrine) and Pashupatinath Temple (Hindu Shrine), both are Enlisted in UNESCO's Cultural World heritage sites. You will be accompanied by a professional tour guide. Vehicle, Guide and Entry Fee to the sites are included. You will be thoroughly briefed in prior about all the aspects of the tour by your tour guide or trip leader. The tour will start around 9:00 (Can also be done in the afternoon if requested from all the clients) and it will take around 3 hrs.

The afternoon is free for Last minute preparations.

  • Accommodation 3 Star hotel
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Time 3-4 Hours

An early wake-up call will be set since we need to get to the airport to catch up with the earliest flight to Lukla. Usually, the airport reporting time is one hour early prior to your flight departure time to Lukla. Flight to Lukla is around 35 minutes that cruises over the untouched valleys giving you one of the most thrilling mountain flights with a brilliant view. Lukla airport is considered as one of the most dangerous airport in the world which in reality is very untrue, in fact, it's one of the most terrific airport in the world with an unbelievable experience. once we land on the inclined airstrip of Lukla we take a break to enjoy the lively flight activities flying in and out.

Soon we will be introduced to your local trekking crew and hit the trail with excitement. We walk to the end of the village Lukla and shortly enter the buffer zone of Sagarmatha national park. The valley opens before us with the deep Dudh-Koshi gorge showing before us. We see ample "Mani Wall" (prayer wall) which is a compilation of many stone tablets, each with the Buddhist chanting inscriptions, "Om Mani Padme Hum" which means, "Hail to the jewel on the lotus". Please respect the local tradition as the local people walking left to these Mani Walls. We come across many but beautiful sherpa settlements and eventually get to our first destination, Phakding. This 4 hours walk is indeed very delightful. The afternoon is free which you can always use it to explore the area of Phakding. 

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 3 - 4 Hours

Leaving Phakding and crossing our first suspension bridge we take the trail that leads us to the first village of Tok-Tok. Today, we will cross five (5) suspension bridges among which one being the highest in the region of Everest. We walk through the beautiful woodland trail of pine and terraced fields, we cross and recross the thundering glacial river ' Dudh Koshi '. We will encounter groups of mules and Dzopkyo (a cross between yak and cow) carrying the supplies along the trail. Spectacular mountain peaks like Kusum Khangkaru (6367m) Kongde RI (6093 m), Nupla (5885), and Thamserku (6808m) rises majestically above us.

We walk further to the village of Monjo to the Sagarmatha National Park check post to register our entry. As we walk further you would realize why Sagarmatha has been tagged as a World Heritage site. We descend down to the last settlement of Jorsalle for Lunch. Enjoying your lunch over the music of the rustling Dudh Koshi river is very soothing. After lunch, we continue further and get to the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi and cross a spectacular high bridge before commencing ascent to the village of Namche Bazaar, a gateway to the Everest. As we ascent passing through the pine forest of rhododendron and magnolia, we will sight our first view of the majestic Mt. Everest from a vantage point. Eventually, we get the dreamland of Namche bazaar, the administrative center, and the unofficial capital of the Khumbu region. It's a luxury town with all the luxury that a traveler wouldn't expect in the middle of the remote valley. 

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 3 Hours

Today we wake up with the view of mighty Kongde before us dominating the entire valley. After breakfast, we will go for an exciting acclimatization walk to the village of Shyanboche to witness one of the most dramatic mountain views with Everest, Amadablam, and their neighboring mountains. If you wish to go further to the Everest View Lodge owned by the Japanese for a more spectacular view you can, it's optional. Since this is more like a mechanism of "walk high sleep low", we spend some time in higher elevation and descend back to Namche for lunch. Later during the day, You may walk to the hill above the village to the National Park Headquarter to see the stunning view of huge mountains including Mt. Everest. The Sherpa cultural center (museum) in National Park headquarters has an interesting collection of Sherpa mountaineering items and photographs. The afternoon is free, celebrate yourself in one of the coffee bars with fresh coffee. 

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 4 Hours

Leaving Namche we walk an effortless trail towards Thame (3,820m / 12,532 feet.) following the Bhotekoshi river valley. This walk takes us away from the popular and usual Everest Base Camp trail which is normally crowded. It takes us to the more serene less traveled valley of Thame, the village that served as a significant Junction for the Tibetan traders during bygone years. This valley has also served very well during the salt-trade era between Nepal and Tibet. Furthermore, it takes us toward the home of many of the most accomplished Sherpa Everest climbers. Tenzing Norgay was from Thame. Other famous mountaineers like Ang Rita and Apa Sherpa both from Thame. Here you can make a visit to the monastery of Thame is home to a Rimpoche or reincarnate lama. We will have lunch at Thame itself and later in the afternoon, we will walk to the monastery build high up in the ridge that delivers one of the most sensational view. 

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 5 - 6 Hours

We leave Thame and walk in the direction of the fabled Nangpa La pass, the glaciated pass into Tibet. Nomadic Tibetan traders have always used this trail crossing the Nangpa La and coming over to Namche for trade opportunities. However, we take a different trail other than the trial that leads to Nangpa La that is less trodden and very serene that goes further into the typical wilderness areas. We follow the right side of the valley that gradually takes us to the small settlement of Taranga and Marulung. Depending on our time schedule we may have lunch at Marulung. From Marulung another hour of the beautiful climb takes us to the small basic settlement and the base of Renjo La pass, Lumde. Overnight at Lumde.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 2 - 3 Hours

Today there's no such thing as a hard and fast rule. We simply relax, enjoy our breakfast and casually go out for a short excursion as our acclimatization hike. Your group leader will arrange your excursion destination, most probably it would be something like climbing a small hill, gain certain elevation, take loads of pictures, and head back before lunch. After lunch, you have a free afternoon. You can either go around, read books, listen to music, or just relax and contemplate for tomorrow. 

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 7 - 8 Hours

We wake up very early in the morning and depart for Renjo-La pass. Today we are crossing our first Everest High Pass and certainly, it's going to be a long day but the fun of walking into the wilderness into the untouched valley surpasses all. If you are familiar with the Rocky passes in Colorado you will definitely find Renjo-La pass similar which is very alpine and jagged. We start with an ascent that climbs high up into the ridge and gets gradual. We cross a few tiny lakes, which actually are small glacial ponds and your walk is overshadowed by the massive view of Kyajo Ri (6186m). Eventually, we get to Renjo-La one of the most highlighted pass with heavenly views. From the pass we have an extraordinary view of Everest (one of the best view in the entire region), Nuptse, Lhotse (the fourth highest mountain in the world), Makalu (the fifth highest in the world), and many more gigantic Himalayan peaks. As you descend to Gokyo there is Cho-Oyu (the sixth highest in the world) that dominates the entire Gokyo. We will descend all the way into Gokyo at an elevation of 4800m / 15,748 feet. Gokyo is very heavenly that is situated in the lap of Cho-Oyu and proudly owns on the most beautiful Turquoise lake. 

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 4 Hours

Since it's a short walk today to get to Dragnag OR Thangnak, we start very casually. Leaving Gokyo we climb a small ridge and descend all the way down to the Ngozumba Glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas. Going over this rugged Ngozumba Glacier is indeed very thrilling. We walk the undulating boulder trail over the glacier that changes every year since underneath it is an active glacier that shifts and retreats. as you walk this glacier do not miss looking back to the majestic Cho-Oyu. Besides Cho-Oyu, the Kangchung peak (6063m) stands brilliantly overlooking you and the valley. Keep an eye open for the Himalayan Thar (mountain goats) on the rocky slopes as they are not hunted and are not too shy. Soon we get to Dragnag where we will have lunch and we either relax or go for a short walk. Do some laundry if the weather is awesome. 

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 6 - 7 Hours

Once again we start our journey early in the morning to take advantage of the stable early morning weather pattern that prevails in the Himalayas. We start with a regular ascend, not too painful though. As we get to the ridgeline we descend for a while and walk on the boulder trail to get to the base of the Cho-La pass. We climb a steeply vertical trail which is very gravely, cautiousness needs to be taken for rockfall. Take it slow. Depending upon the weather condition it takes 3-4 hours to reach the saddle of the Cho-La Pass. There will be time on the crown of the Pass to drink and savor the life long experience of being on the Pass before the descent into the valley to Dzongla. Cho-La pass, a glacial pass always has snow or ice on the top depending on the season. It's really fascinating but occasionally it needs a crampon or yak tracks to get away with the slippery path. This is one of the special days the highlight of the trip. The views of the peaks seem to hover over us. Words fail to describe the beauty of nature and the sense of achievement to be on the Pass. Soon we steeply descend to another small town of Dzongla. The view of Cholatse (6335m) simply appears miraculous before us. 

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 4 - 5 Hours

The early morning sun is welcome after a cold night and reveals a dramatic panorama of the spectacular mountains. We walk the most beautiful Himalayan meadow trail that descends and climbs and continue past Cholatse Lake. Beyond the lake, the Chola Glacier flows from the saddle between the cliffs of Cholatse and Tabuche peaks (6367m) with a rugged beautiful display. We continue our walk and now Lobuche peak (6145m) dominates the valley, and eventually, we join the busy trail to Everest Base Camp. Walking on barren slopes above the tree line we sill see different peaks such as Cholatse, Lobuche, and Pumori (7165m) that unfold before us in this contrasting and spectacular landscape. Rock cairns can be seen dedicated to the memory of climbers attempting the high mountains at Dughla Ridge. Walking up onto the moraine of Khumbu Glacier (the longest glacier in Nepal) we ultimately get to our destination, Lobuche (4,910 m/16,108 feet) for the overnight camp. Lobuche is a small town with few teahouses situated at the base of soaring Lobuche East Peak. One can feel the temperature drops here as we are more exposed to our camp situated along with this glacier moraine.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 7 Hours Total

Today, we are high among the glaciers of the world's highest peaks to trek alongside the Khumbu Glacier, as the trail winds over the rocky marine towards the high settlement of seasonal spectacular village called Gorak Shep. Walking the undulating trail of Changri Nup and Changri Shar Glacier we eventually get to Gorakshep where we will have quick lunch. After some rest, we head for the historical ascend to Everest Base Camp. The trail sometimes can be difficult to follow so do keep an eye on your Sherpa guides and walk carefully. On the way, we might encounter yaks and porters supplying food and equipment to the Expedition group in March and April. We could not see the Everest from base camp but we can see the most difficult and dangerous section of the Everest expedition, the Khumbu Ice Fall that flows from the Western Cwm. We return to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay. This spectacular village is surrounded by Pumori (7165m), Lingtren (6749m), Khumbutse (6665m), Nuptse (7861m), and of course Everest (8848m). As the sun sets it becomes very cold though the sun is strong in the daytime. We head back to Gorakshep, overnight at Gorakshep.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 8 Hours Total

The next morning we will get the early wake-up call as set by your group leader over what he considers best. We ascend the slopes of Kalapathar (Black Rock), a small, rocky peak on the southwest ridge of Pumori. A slow, and steady pace takes us to a vantage point to cherish the sensational Himalayan vistas all around. The climb is not easy but the view from the top surpasses the wildest imagination. We will hear huge glaciers creaking as they move under pressure and be awe-struck at the sheer size and majesty of the surrounding peaks including Pumori, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam, Tabuche, Kangtega, and Everest – the highest mountain in the world. About a 3-kilometer distance east and some 200 meters below, the famed Everest base camp is once again seen in a bowl at the bottom of the notorious Khumbu Ice Fall. For many trekkers reaching Kala Pathar is a very emotional experience and we have allowed plenty of time on Kala Pattar to enjoy the experience.

The trek to Everest base camp OR Kalapathar is optional so if you are feeling tired you can rest at Gorak Shep instead. However, you have every right to choose one among the two in accordance with your preference.

After making historic steps on Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar, we will descend down to the beautiful highlander's village called Dingboche. Another day through the high altitude Himalayan meadow we slowly descend to the most beautiful settlement of Dingboche, so be prepared for the long day. However, this would be entirely a different valley unlike Thame or Gokyo valley.

  • Accommodation Two Member Tent
  • Meals Afternoon snacks, Dinner
  • Time 5 - 6 hours

After breakfast, we leave Dingboche and enter Imja Valley. We walk the wider trail, the land of the seabuckthorn berries where we are completely surrounded by majestic soaring peaks. From your left, you will be very well fenced and protected by soaring Lhotse, Peak 38, Island Peak, Choplu, Kali Himal, Amphulapcha, and Amadablam. Gradually we get to the village of Chhukhung (4730m) where we will have lunch. After lunch, we walk the glacial moraine trail that has come all the way from Lhotse glacier and have in course of time retreated and left the moraine. Walking in this beautiful hidden valley is very fascinating and ultimately reaches the Island peak base camp at (5,000m / 16,404 feet). 

Being at Island peak Base camp has a different charm. Skipping all the luxury of the teahouse facility and getting back to the age-old arrangements of CAMPING is certainly a lot of fun. You will be introduced to our camping kitchen crew and most significantly our CLIMBING SHERPA (climbing leader or guide). Hot water bags will be provided at the night. The taste of camping food prepared by our professional cook surpasses the food tastes of all teahouses. 

  • Accommodation Camping
  • Meals All Included

Today morning you will wake up over the wake-up call from one of our assistant guide who would serve you a cup of hot black tea. Later in a while, you will be provided with washing water, by the time you finish your washing glorious breakfast will be organized. Imagine yourself being into the wilderness, into thin air, surrounded by majestic peaks in a place like heaven waking up and enjoying your breakfast. After breakfast, your Climbing leader along with your Group leader will organize a Climbing course - this will be the time you will be given your gears that would include climbing boot, harnesses, helmet, crampon, jumar, etc. The climbing sherpa will fix the rope on some inclined surface and will give you a demonstration regarding the climbing techniques, use of gears, and rescue measures. After Lunch, you will have a free afternoon - enjoy and relax and get ready for your midnight wake-up call and summiting Island peak. 

  • Accommodation Camping
  • Meals All Included
  • Time 10 - 12 Hours

Midnight wake-up call will be set - simply means you will be getting a wake-up call around 12 midnight. You will be served with a quick breakfast - sounds strange, isn't it? having your breakfast around midnight! but it's not something unusual for Everest Climbers during their expeditions. So get let it go off your mind that says it's something very funky. Enjoy your breakfast. Soon you will start off led by your climbing leader with your trekking group leader at the back as usual. The view of climbers walking in a queue with their head torches looks amazing. You will be regularly climbing the rugged trail along the rock gullies that have no established trail. As we get to the crampon point you will be asked to put on your gears including your harnesses (already set) and crampons and we summit Island Peak. You will definitely have the most thrilling experience walking over the ice, crossing crevasses, and getting up to the summit. The view -- you would be so much thrilled and amazed with the view you have from the top of Island peak. Standing at this point with a heavenly view is something beyond belief that it's hard to perceive. We will get back to the base camp and celebrate our accomplishments. 

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Time 5 Hours

Today morning you will be given a casual wake up. We will enjoy our hot breakfast and say goodbye to our kitchen crew and the climbing sherpa. TIPPING is a culture in trekking, its a very simple way of saying THANK YOU - so we do tipping to our island peak staff and descend further down to the prosperous village of Pangboche. As for the tipping, your trekking Group Leader will assist you over the guideline. Today again we take a different valley with an awesome view. Leaving base camp and exiting from the Imja Valley we head towards Pangboche. Following the Imja Khola (river) we retrace our trail to Dingboche and then walk further down to the beautiful village of Samar where we most probably have lunch. After lunch, a short effortless trial takes us to the charming village of Pangboche where we will stay overnight. You will breathe a sigh of relief to get back to the treeline area with more oxygen. Pangboche, a village blessed with the shadow of Amadablam (6,812m)

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 5 - 6 hours

Today is going to be another enlightened walk via Tengboche Monastery and the region that delivers the most graceful scenic beauty. We further descend down to the bridge from where the view of Amadablam is gorgeous. Soon we climb a small hill to get to the Tengboche Monastery (3,860m), one of the most active monastery where trekkers and climbers from around the world lit butter lamps and take the blessing from the highest lama (Buddhist Monk). We will visit the monastery and descend further down to another small beautiful town of Phunki Tenga (3,250m). For the next hour and a half, we start ascending through the pine-forested trail to the village situated high up on the ridge called Khyangjuma with an extraordinary view of Thamserku where we will have lunch. After lunch, we walk an effortless trial - very established - built by an ex climber who devoted his life in building better trails for travellers through a small donation. Eventually, we get to Namche - its time to relax and enjoy - grab yourself a beer to cherish your accomplishment. 

  • Accommodation Lodge
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 7 - 8 Hours

Once again going over the high suspension bridges we retrace our trail back to Lukla. You would be quite amazed how much further without much difficulty you walked this trail a few days back. As you cross trekkers walking up the Namche Hill you will undoubtedly have a sigh of relief. We will most probably have lunch at Phakding and walk to Lukla.

Being it a last night fun activity follows with dancing, celebrating your achievement, and Tipping your local staff. 

  • Accommodation Tea-house
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 7-8 Hours

We will wake up early in the morning to catch up with our earliest flight to Kathmandu. All flights to and from Lukla usually fly in the early morning. Once again experience the thrill of taking off from Lukla airport. The mountain view to your right is incredibly stunning. So in any case, if you get a seat to your right you are LUCKY. Soon you will be transferred to the hotel. If flights take off on time you will have enough time to explore Kathmandu city. 

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Time 30 minutes

As per your flight schedule transportation will be provided.

NOTE: Aiport reporting time in Nepal is 3 hours prior to your flight departure time. Your leader will accompany you to the airport. 

  • Meals Breakfast
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Trip inclusion

  • All essential permits.
  • Island peak expedition permit.
  • Airport pickups and drops facility on both Domestic and International flights.
  • Three-star twin bed sharing hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed / Breakfast basis.
  • Welcome Dinner
  • All Government and Local tax.
  • Fundamental trekking gears like a sleeping bag, down jacket fleece liner, etc.
  • All Standard meals during the trek along with choice of hot Beverage.
  • Filtered or Boiled water for Drinking.
  • Tea-house accommodation or tented camp as per the trek.
  • Two member tents facility and kitchen crew at Island Peak base camp with hot meals.
  • An accomplished trekking Group Leader and assistant guides.
  • An accomplished climbing guide.
  • All ground staff their allowances and insurance.
  • All climbing equipment’s including climbing boots.
  • Oxygen cylinders and an all-inclusive medical kit on all trips.
  • Take away the Himalayan Dynasty duffel bag, T-shirt, and trekking Map.
  • Fee levied on a Nepali visa.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Cold Drinks, Alcoholic Beverages, Bottled water, Chocolate Bars etc.
  • All personal expenses including laundry, battery charges, shower, etc.
  • International flight fares.
  • A medical examination or emergency rescues.
  • Donations.
  • Staff Tipping.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival.
  • Travel or medical insurance.
  • Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.

Useful Information


The 20 minutes’ flight to Lukla from Ramechhap Airport is one of the most thrilling experiences that delivers you the most incredible mountain flight with a view. Landing in the inclined airstrip of Lukla is something of great significance. It is always very tricky to predict the weather in the mountain. Furthermore, anyone flying high to these high altitude airports must be aware of the fact that the delays and cancellation are common episodes. Besides, anyone by any chance is flying to Lukla from Kathmandu airport they are to be aware of the fact that our international airport having one single airstrip for both international and domestic so the probability of delays is high. Thus, anyone flying to Lukla must be prepared to take the uncertainty with patience. However, it’s not a daily story. And it’s always very wise to have a contingency day in Kathmandu to cushion any cancellation situation. Though listed as a Dangerous Airport in the world the pleasure of flying to Lukla is an experience of a lifetime that is not to be missed. In fact, what’s the point of living a life of fear?

Note: The flights to and from Lukla are operated from Ramechhap airport (Another airport about 134 km from kathmandu) during the PEAK SEASONS (i.e. Mid March to Mid May and October and November) which makes the probablity of flights higher as it's a shorter flight from Ramechhap to Lukla and Planes also don't have to waste time due to air traffic. But at the same time trekkers need to drive around 5 hours to the ramechhap airport. In that period we either drive in the afternoon of Day 2 after the city tour, spend a night at Ramechhap and catch the flight next morning.  


15 Kilograms / 33 Pounds is the weight limitation in the Domestic airlines flying to Lukla and at the same time, all companies are to abide by the porter weight restrictions rules that prevail in our country. 15 Kg / 33 Lbs is your overall baggage weight that includes your daypack and your luggage. However, it doesn’t sincerely require to be an exact figure of 15 kg, 1 or 2 Kg extras per person wouldn’t make a much difference. Few things that wouldn’t count would be the items that you are taking with you in your flight like water, camera, wallet, etc. Besides, the porter luggage weight limitation is 30 kg / 66 pounds and one porter will be dealing with 2 duffel bags. So it’s always best to minimize your weight limitations. However, regarding what you need to bring carry with you is given in detail at our Trip Information page.


While in Kathmandu please do not leave your room unlocked. If you are out on a short stroll or on any appointments, make sure to accommodate and secure your valuables – that can either be in your locked luggage or hotel safety deposit box.

Before we depart for our incredible adventure your leader will organize a safety store facility for your left luggage and the safety deposit box for your valuables that you wish to leave behind. However, please follow the hotel safety guideline over the loss of key to your deposit box. While trekking never leave your valuables unattained. It’s always safe to carry them on your daypack. Make sure to lock your Tea-House rooms while going out even if it’s for a short time period. In case of loss or theft please report it to the nearest police check post where you need to obtain a written report. In any such situation, your group leader would be the best person to talk to.


Health is certainly significant when you are traveling to any parts of the world. To enter Nepal, there are no mandatory vaccinations. However, we suggest you to consult a doctor before you leave your country for any necessary vaccination they so choose its obligatory. We recommend you not to drink water straight from the tap. You can always drink boiled and cooled water provided by your staff or you may buy boiled and filtered water from any teahouses on the way at minimal costs.

While on your trek your leader provides you with the necessary guidelines on food to get away with food poisoning or any stomach related ailments due to new diets. However, we follow strict hygiene guidelines so all the foods in the Everest Region tea-houses are hygienically prepared under your Group leaders survey. As you all know that ‘Travellers’ Diarrhoea’ is the body’s natural reaction to new diets and new water with different mineral content. So stick to something healthy till you get acclimatized to all the new diets. Make sure you avoid too much oily food and especially meat that comes all the way from the lowland.

In case of any health issues, you can always talk to your group leader who is medically trained and counsel you with necessary precautions or medication to treat any mountain ailments that he has been trained for. You do not need to carry an extensive medical kit as your Trekking Group Leader carries a comprehensive first aid kit for the group and staff. However, we do advise you to carry your personal prescribed medicine.


The level of fitness is required for Everest High Passes and Island Peak Trekking as it is exclusively physical. Here we are not asking for something hard-core as we don’t consider trekking to be a contest to demonstrate your level of fitness. We believe trekking to be your ultimate holiday rather than a competition to prove how fit and strong we are. We keep a convenient pace so that your holiday is challenging but not very exhausting. You can set up your own pace and time to enjoy the most fascinating surroundings rather-than being bothered about keeping up.

Our mantra while doing any of Everest Trekking is associated with THREE ‘S’ is “Slowly, Steadily, but Surely”. Trekking is indeed a holiday being with nature, the local environment and in the wilderness, yet few weeks of physical homework is required to support you while enjoying your freedom. The best physical preparation is to walk and be conditioned with your physical strength carrying your day-pack and wearing the boots you plan to wear on the trek. 3 – 4 weeks of basic physical preparation prior to your arrival to Kathmandu will be much as necessary. Alongside, Jogging, swimming, gym workouts would add further assistance in your health fitness.


Accommodation at Everest High Passes and Island Peak Trekking is essentially in the tea-house that will be basic on twin bed sharing room with common toilets for parts beside Island Peak. At Island Peak base camp you will be accomodated in 2 person tents. Rooms with attached toilets and the single supplement will be provided depending on the availability as not all destinations in the Everest region offer a single supplement due to the limitation of tea-houses over the restrictions and obligations of National park rules and regulations.


Kathmandu breakfast is included beside the welcome dinner in a traditional royal Nepali restaurant. All Standard Meals i.e. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included in your Package along with the choice of hot beverage.We offer you an open menu so you will have a choice of your meal. Like many companies we don't limit the meals at one course however we kindly request you not to waste any food.  In our entire trip, we will eat all the meals in the local Tea-houses including our lunch and our staff will make sure that your food is prepared with hygiene. And at Island Peak base camp you will be served freshly prepared meals by our exceptional cooks. You will be amazed to find the variation of food menu in such remote regions of Nepal. Furthermore, all Tea-Houses in the Everest region give their best to provide you food that is nutritious, plentiful, and tasty. We can also cater for specific dietary needs if you advise in advance besides our delicious mixture of Nepalese, Indian, Chinese, and continental food.


Tipping is an entirely personal matter. - It is also an indication of your satisfaction with the service delivered by our local trekking crew. As they work really hard to make your holiday the most memorable one, tipping is more like a token of gratitude of saying THANK YOU to your local crew. As a guideline average tipping is around 10% of your trip cost per trekker. Many people also like to donate various items of equipment to the porters and trek staff who would very warmly receive these items. Your Group Leader will make arrangements for a fair distribution of your gratitude and the used items (possibly by raffle) amongst the trek crew. We recommend you to make separate tipping for your trekking Group Leader.


NOTE: We strongly suggest NOT TO TIP OR GIVE AWAY ANY OF YOUR BAGS to any of the AIRPORT PORTERS on your arrival in the Kathmandu Airport other than the Himalayan Dynasty Representative. Do check your bags while loading into the provided car/van for the hotel. We suggest you to separate US$ 1 OR 2 only to pay the bell boy in the Hotel.


Peak climbing in Nepal usually goes over the elevation of 6000m / 20,000 feet and is graded as Alpine PD+, which is physically testing and very demanding. However, peak climbing typically takes a day to the summit from the advanced camp and get back to the designated destination. Any peak in Nepal is strenuous in terms of terrain and technicality but anyone with a positive outlook towards climbing and has the burning determination of achieving the climbing goal can definitely do it.  

Peak Climbing in Nepal is not something impossible, anyone with reasonable physical fitness and positive mindset can achieve the objective. What matters most while going into thin air and doing something, as peak climbing in part of the world no matter if it is the highest in the world is acclimatization and willpower. Himalayan Dynasty provides ample ground for acclimatization. Taking this into account we have designed our itinerary in a such a way that everyone has enough time to acclimate with the low oxygen environment. However, anyone with personal medical problem need to seek necessary approval from your doctors. 

Though our itineraries are very well designed for proper acclimatization, however, with the Himalayan Dynasty everybody has to right to CUSTOMIZE the itinerary as per the requirements, fitness, and time convenient to you.

Usually, the number of days depends on the choice of your destination. However, it may range from 16 to 27 days. Besides, with the Himalayan Dynasty you can also customize the itinerary to shorten or lengthen the trip. 

For any peak climbing in Nepal, you would need a National Park permits, a T.I.M.S card (trekking information management system) and The Climbing permits. The price of the climbing permits varies as per the season. Additional costs are involved when you enter into a different district or restricted zone however, the Himalayan Dynasty organizes all the necessary permits over the package costs prior to your arrival in Kathmandu. 

If you are climbing Mera Peak and Island Peak combination than we require permits for Sagarmatha National park, Makalu-Barun National Park, climbing permit for Island Peak and Mera peak.

The best season for climbing any peaks in Nepal is Autumn September and October 
And Spring - March April and May – Summer which is also monsoon in Nepal and winter is not considered ideal for climbing peaks in Nepal. 

In reality, the prior climbing experience is not required for climbing any peaks in Nepal as climbing peaks are a matter of determination and acclimatization. However, previous climbing experience undeniably adds up to your level of fitness, success, and the knowledge of adversity in the mountains. 

Nevertheless, a good level of physical fitness is required as climbing peaks in Nepal is not a stroll in a park, it is a challenging venture that involves a lot of physical and mental challenges. Some homework is mandatory in regard to shape yourself prior to your expeditions. But in case of any personal ailments, we recommend you seek expert advice before you sign up for any peak climbing trips in Nepal. Besides, our professional Climbing guide conducts a practical climbing course before the summit that contributes you with enough knowledge of climbing techniques.

We highly recommend you to hill-walk hike or walk the stairs with the amount of weight in your daypack you are planning to carry on your climbing trips in Nepal. By doing this you will get conditioned to your pack and your potential. Besides, swimming, cycling, running, etc. will surely add up to your physical endurance.

Before we get to the base of any of the peak we are climbing, we usually walk not more than 6/7 hours excluding lunch. However, the day we summit and if any of the high elevation passes is included in our trip then it certainly takes longer around 9 to 12 hours. On the other hand, the time duration highly depends on the pace of the group. Again, your group leader basically retains the togetherness of the group and always recommends everyone to maintain a slow pace so that you can acclimate well and so that you can enjoy the day with much fun. Since we always try to make our days exciting than exhausting the time may not be as accurate as we declare.

It is always very tricky to predict the weather in the mountain and anyone flying high to these high altitude airports must be aware of the fact that the delays and cancellation are common episodes. Besides, our airport having one single airstrip for both international and domestic flights the probabilities of delays is high. 

In a similar way, anyone flying in and out of Lukla OR Jomsom must be willing to take these circumstances with patience. However, it is not a daily story. Moreover, it is always very wise to have a contingency day in Kathmandu to cushion any cancellation situation. However, airport like LUKLA is listed as a “Most Dangerous Airport” in the world but the pleasure of flying to Lukla or Jomsom is an experience of a lifetime, which is not to be missed. It is not dangerous; it is actually very thrilling that excites you more than any of the wildest sport

It is indeed really complex to predict the weather in the mountains where the weather changes in a snap of your finger. The weather in Nepal is basically motivated by the Bay of Bengal in India. Any differences at the Bay of Bengal may adversely affect the weather in our country. Significantly, the weather and temperature also vary depending on the time of the year you are climbing peaks in our country – we have four-season Spring, Autumn, Summer (monsoon), and Winter. Winter is not ideal for climbing, though the weather may be fabulous, but the temperature might get down to -30. Spring and autumn are best for climbing in terms of weather and the temperature at the highest elevation might get down from zero to – 15 (minus). 

Himalayan Dynasty provides you a very warm sleeping bag with fleece or silk liner and wind-stopper duvet jackets with an attach hood. We also provide you with a FREE (complimentary) company’s duffle bag, T-shirt, trekking map, and Buff (multiple headwears). Besides this we have listed out the necessary things you are to pack for any mountain trip in Nepal, be it hiking, trekking, or climbing – for details CLICK HERE.

To make it hassle-free Himalayan Dynasty provides all the climbing equipment that includes Ropes, Climbing Boots, Crampons, Ice Axe, Helmet, Harness, karabiner, Belay Devices/Figure of 8, Ascender/Jumar, etc. Furthermore, a two-member tent with mattresses will be provided. During night time A hot water bag to ward of cold will also be arranged where necessary depending on the availability of water.

Yes, buying equipment in Nepal highly depends on your arrival plan. If you arrive early with extra days prior to your departure into the mountains then you will have ample time to shop for equipment in Kathmandu. You can either buy or rent gears in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Actually, it is believed that trekking or climbing equipment is cheaper in Nepal as compared to international markets. There are knock-off brand known as ‘genuinely fake’, which is not genuine in reality, but are of great quality. If you are climbing any peak in the Everest region, you can buy great equipment at Namche Bazaar as well. 

Himalayan Dynasty gives you the best of our local crew who besides being specialized in their job are very well acquainted with the local environment and information. We provide you with GROUP LEADERS who are professional both in knowledge, history, emergency, and first aid + medication. We have ASSISTANT GUIDES or Sherpas (title not tribe) who have a variation of responsibilities besides showing you the trail.  Next are our PORTERS who are related to HULK due to the nature of their work. Some even relate them to ANTS as in certain times of the year they carry loads more than their body weight for the sake of earning – which is indeed very true. COOK & KITCHEN ASSISTANT – they are one of the very important departments on your climbing trips as without their efforts on preparing delicious food and maintaining hygiene it’s impossible to complete our mission. They prepare glorious food even from the limited resources in less than ideal conditions.

ASSISTANT CLIMBING GUIDE – who assists you much like assistant guides but they are the ones behind the success of your climbing achievement. They will always be there to assist you and the climbing guide during your climbing operations and while going over the technical pass. CLIMBING GUIDE - We will provide you a licensed, English-speaking, and professional climbing guide who are very well with the mountains. He is the responsible person who will assist you in all your climbing ventures.

Since all our climbing trips are the combination of both Teahouse and Camping accommodation, we provide you with the best meal variation and cozy accommodation. While at Teahouse we provide you with a twin bed sharing cozy room with common toilets – attach room in places available and single supplement on demand and over obtainability. The variation of food is ample at all teahouses – most of them have the variation better than most restaurants in Kathmandu. They vary from continental, Chinese, Tibetan, local, etc. While in Camping, we provide a highly insulated two-member tent with air mattresses. Our cooks prepare the food; the food items vary every day depending on the resources. They are professionals in preparing food even under less than ideal conditions.

It is always very wise to have an all-inclusive travel insurance policy covering all the aspects of your adventure that includes trip delays, cancellation, loss of property, sickness, or air evacuation. Though your leaders are highly trained to cope with any emergency situation while climbing any of the peaks in Nepal yet sometimes even after the best of our precautions things happen. From everyday trekking injuries like sprained ankles to life-threatening conditions such as HAPE (high-altitude pulmonary edema) or HACE (high-altitude cerebral edema) and natural disasters like avalanches and rock-falls, it’s important that you have the right travel insurance for the Island peak climbing. 

Acute mountain sickness is something more of a reaction that materializes in our body under a lower rate of oxygen level. It’s a mountain ailment which is fatal. It’s hard to predict who of what age and physical fitness can actually get of AMS. This AMS will in course of time develops to HACE or HAPE or sometimes both which is life-threatening. However, the Himalayan Dynasty delivers professionals who are well equipped with medication and oxygen cylinders to deal with AMS. Besides, there are ample preventive strategies to deal with any mountain sickness. In case of altitude sickness, your leader will examine the severity and give you necessary reference that includes descent, hiring a horse, or prompt air evacuation. Food poisoning, severe diarrhea, stomach problems are other very common mountain ailments that can be nightmarish than the AMS.

All our group leaders are very well trained to deal with any case of emergency in the mountains. Furthermore, they are always in persistent contact with the company through any available communication means, be it a satellite phone. In cases of life-threatening, we take prompt action as required. Air evacuation will always be standby and will be organized in cases of absolute necessity. 

Air evacuation will be instantly organized if it's life-threatening, however, the costs for emergency evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal prior to the agreement of payment by your insurance company on your behalf

All Teahouses prepare delicious food and have a variation of Indian, Chinese, Continental, Local, etc. Teahouses have their own cooks who are maters in preparing food items. However, our staff surveys that all our food is prepared with extra caution and hygiene. While camping all our foods are arranged by our Cook and the kitchen crew. They are leaders in preparing glorious and delicious food from the available resources in less than ideal conditions. It is very well said that once you are conditioned to the tastes of camping food you would not fancy teahouse food.  So far there has been no complaint whatsoever regarding the quality of food with the Himalayan Dynasty. 

With the progression of technology, the cell phone network is available in most of the remote regions of Nepal but again not everywhere. Wi-Fi and 4G data are accessible depending on where you are and the availability of the network coverage. 

Himalayan Dynasty provides satellite phone to deal with any emergency in the wilderness where there is a void of any communication facility. 

All teahouses in all trekking destination of Nepal provide hot shower over a small cost. Shower can be an electric shower, gas shower, or solar shower. In case of not having any of the mentioned showers the teahouses always provide you with a Bucket shower. However, your leader will advise of not having a shower once you get to a certain elevation concerning health. While camping before the summit of any peak climbing there won't be any shower but a washing bowl will be provided for basic washing. 

As for the WiFi - you need to be very well prepared to get going without the internet in some parts of our remote country. Most teahouses have Wi-Fi facilities but not always reliable. Once you get to a certain elevation there is probably no chance of WiFi.

All teahouses provide charging facility over a COST. In some places, there may not be any chances of charging facility. It is always wise to carry some extra batteries or the fully charged power bank batteries to charge your devices - besides, your batteries run out pretty quick in the cold

Your group leader always assigns his assistant guides as a lead guide, as a helper, etc as for himself he walks at the back with slow walking people. He will exert absolutely no pressure on people to walk fast to catch up with the group. Besides the leading Sherpa always maintains a convenient pace for all so that we maintain the togetherness of the group and don’t split. You have every right to enjoy your vacation so maintain your own pace and don’t be too much bothered to catch up with the group. 

With Local Company, most significantly it is hassle-free. Everything arranged prior to your arrival in Nepal with no additional costs. Your local crews possess a very good knowledge of the mountains and the region you are going and will always come in very handy during the times of crisis. Furthermore, they are the best storyteller and can share beautiful information, legends, and untold stories more than anybody else can. Local companies will be in contact 24/7 and they are always prepared with the prompt solution to any emergency situations that may arise during the course of your trip. In the isolated and remote areas in the mountains into the wilderness, local companies can always come up with prompt actions with reliability.