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Ultimate Island Peak and Everest Base Camp Expedition is the ultimate experience in the Everest region for anyone looking to attempt a Himalayan peak. You will firstly not only climb Island Peak at 6189m(20,305ft) but also reach the historic Everest Base Camp (5364m) whilst also heading over 2 of the high passes of Cho La (5,420m) and Kongma La (5,535m) along with the hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m). One heck of a trip!

Altitude range: 6000 +m

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  • 10/04/2021 - 02/05/2021

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All about this trip

High in the Khumbu region of Nepal, close to Mt Everest and closer still to the steep south face of Mt Lhotse, the aptly named Island Peak (6189m) rises above the of glaciated valleys below. With its outrageous location and challenging summit ridge, this peak has been a favourite with our guides, leaders, and clients for a number of years. Trekking via Namche Bazaar we follow the route to Everest Base Camp via the Gokyo valley and Cho La Pass route and into Lobuche beside the Khumbu glacier. As part of our acclimatisation programme we visit Everest Base Camp and make an ascent of the classic viewpoint of Kala Pattar, where we enjoy some of the finest views of the world’s highest peak. Then crossing the Khumbu Glacier, we climb up to the Kongma La pass which gives us access to the valley of the Imja Khola and the summer grazing settlement of Chukkung. From here we move up to Island Peak base camp for our main objective, Island Peak. The ascent of this 6000 metre peak in the shadow of the huge Lhotse face is a real ‘alpine experience’ in every sense, involving fine climbing in exposed situations amongst breathtaking scenery. This is one epic challenge.

Our trip includes three days to climb Island Peak which includes an extra time in case of bad weather or if you require extra time for acclimatisation.

FREE equipment hire on all of our treks!

Already booked on this trip? Or looking to book on one of our departures in 2019, 2020 or even 2021? ALL EverTrekkers have free hire of our winter sleeping bags and 800 fill North Face down jacket worth £110 – Just let us know when you book and we can get these reserved for you.

You also get a FREE 80 Ltr EverTrek duffel bag to keep when you arrive in Kathmandu!

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Join us on the Ultimate Island Peak and Everest Base Camp Expedition

  • A unique trip designed by EverTrek as no one else offers this itinerary. This circuit combines our 2 favourite trips. It may not be on your Bucket List but it should be.
  • Climb a Himalayan Peak reaching an altitude of over 6000m with spine-tingling views.
  • We not only reach Everest Base Camp but traverse 2 of the high passes, Cho La Pass and Kongma La Pass.
  • Our Team in Nepal have been guiding to Island Peak and Everest since 2001. In the spring season, you can meet climbers at base camp.
  • You stay in comfortable lodges (or “Tea Houses”) on the trek and looked after by our finest cooks whilst camping
  • We take special care of our porters & guides. They are probably the best equipped in Nepal.
  • Your kit bag is carried for you, so you only need carry a day pack
  • Prices include all permits
  • You can take advantage of our free duffel bag, down jacket and sleeping bag for the trek.

Experience Required

The Ultimate Island Peak and Everest Base Camp Expedition with 2 high passes is a tough and arduous trek and climb. It is meant to be challenging. You must be a fit, regular hillwalker to take part, used to long, consecutive days walking in the British Mountains, preferably in Winter. You should have experience of walking steep, boulder-strewn paths where the use of hands has been essential to scramble upwards over rocky steps. Previous experience of Himalayan trekking is preferable, but not essential as long as you are a very regular and committed hill-walker. As this route takes you over remote high passes and a Himalayan peak, experience of having been to 5000-metres before is ideal.

We can forward a detailed equipment list upon booking. However, you can also view our Recommended Equipment for this trip »

Over the years, we have gained an incredible amount of experience and expertise in outdoor equipment and clothing. We have applied this to each trip that we offer and recommend what we believe to be the most suitable items for your trip.

What's included in this tour?

Items that are included in the cost of the tour price
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Full-day guided city tour
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with some traditional Nepalese dancing and music
  • Airport transfers for domestic flight
  • All Trekking permits
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All accommodation whilst on trek (Lodge/Tea house) or Tent on request
  • Fresh fruit after dinner
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Filtered water on the entire trek (Save on plastic bottles)
  • All required local and government taxes
  • 3 days on camp during the climbing
  • One experienced Climbing guide for climbing section & One trekking guide for trekking Section
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • Island Peak Special Climbing Permit
  • 800 fill North Face down jacket and winter sleeping bag (if required)
  • FREE 80ltr EverTrek duffel bag
  • EverTrek Trip Planner & Access to online programme
  • EverTrekker T shirt & Neck Buff
  • Oximeter & Heart Rate Monitor– To calculate Oxygen Levels and Heart rate to help with Altitude
  • 15% discount with Cotswold Outdoor

What's not included in this tour?

Items that are not included in the cost of the tour price
  • International flight to Kathmandu
  • Nepal arrival visa ($40)
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special meals
  • Personal expenses including soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, and beverages
  • Climbing gear (Climbing rope, ice axe, ice screws and snow bar) We will help you to hire or buy these before or in Kathmandu)
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter Evacuation
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation
  • Tips for trekking guide, climbing Sherpa & porters
  • Day 1

    Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

    Welcome to Kathmandu – the capital city of Nepal. Today is your first day with EverTrek. Therefore, we send one of our company reps to receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), who will transfer you to the hotel in Thamel. If possible, and depending on what time your flight arrives, we sometimes schedule a catch up at our office to chat about the trek and for you to get to meet the rest of your team and your Sherpa or guide. Today is all about relaxing and getting to see some of Kathmandu. We will also have our welcome dinner at one of our favourite Nepalese restaurants with some traditional dance and music. You can join in too if you like! If your flight arrives a little late, we can adjust this plan for the next day.

    Meals included: Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Welcome to Kathmandu! Local food and dance at out favourite Nepalese restaurant.

  • Day 2

    Kathmandu valley sightseeing and expedition preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)cf

    The capital, Kathmandu valley itself, is an amazing place with it’s natural, cultural and historical sites. Therefore, today, we take you on a few hours touring the city and major attractions of Kathmandu valley. After spending few hours observing these wonderful sites, we again meet for a few hours to finalize your equipment & gear (down jacket, trekking boots, sleeping bag, ice axe, crampons etc.) required during the trek. The night will be spent at a hotel in Kathmandu.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    (Highlights of the day: World Heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square ,Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath and Boudhanath Stupa.

  • Day 3

    Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)

    Phakding is the destination for the day. One of our company reps will pick you and the group up at the hotel and transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport to board an early morning flight to Lukla. After about 30-35 min scenic flight the plane will land at the Tenzing Hillary Airport located in Lukla.

    We will meet the other members of our team, the porters who will organise your baggage for you. Once everything is ready, the trek finally begins. It all starts here!

    We descend towards Phakding leaving the beautiful village of Lukla behind. After about 3 hours or so, we reach the settlement of Phakding where we can freshen up and explore the village of of Phakding. The night will be spent at a lodge in Phakding.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: A scenic flight to Lukla, a thrilling landing experience at one of the most dangerous airports in the world at Lukla. The trail accompanied by various small Sherpa settlements, ancient monasteries, Chortens, Mani Walls, prayer wheels, the spectacular view of Kusum Khangkaru, the very first view of Kongde RI and the beautiful village of Phakding, where you can visit a 500 year old monastery.)

  • Day 4

    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft)

    The destination for today is Namche Bazaar. We cross the river over the Dudh Koshi River where we say farewell to the beautiful village of Phakding and head towards Namche Bazaar.

    Following the trail along the Dudh Koshi River, take in the views and soak up the energy of the Khumbu region. We cross 3 suspension bridges over the river and hike up to the village of Monjo, which is also known as the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. Your team leader or guide will take care of the necessary formalities required to enter the national park. The trail from Monjo descends to Larja Dobhan, which is at the confluence of the Bhote Koshi and the Dudh Koshi River. After crossing the Hilary bridge over the river 150 feet below, you will hopefully get your first view of the majestic Mt Everest. This is always a powerful moment. We then continue on for a tough couple of hours hiking until we reach Namche Bazaar. The remaining day can be spent exploring Namche Bazaar. The night will be spent at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Small settlements like Zam Fute, Toktok, Bengkar, Chhamuwa, Gumela, the views of various ancient monasteries, Chortens, the view of Rhododendron and Magnolia forests, the roaring Dudh Koshi River along the trail, and the first view of Mt. Everest.)

  • Day 5

    Acclimatisation day at Namche

    Reaching Namche Bazaar means we are already above 3000m which is great for acclimatisation. Although this is a day to stick around this height, there is no rest. In order to acclimatise, we will take a challenging hike to the nearby villages like Khunde and Khumjung or hike up to the old Sherpa village of Thame. We will also have enough time to visit the museum and National Park Headquarters. Once we are back after our hike, you can spend the remainder of the day exploring the amazing streets of Namche. Grab a coffee or visit the German Bakery. You will spend the night at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: An insight into the lifestyle of the Sherpa people in the villages of Khunde, Namche, Khumjung or even Thame. Enjoy the surrounding views of Mt. Everest, Shyangboche panorama and the view of the longest Mani wall in the Khumbu Region. Museum, the National Park Headquarters.)

  • Day 6

    Trek to Dole. (4,200m/13,779ft)

    Today our destination is Dole. Leaving Namche Bazaar behind, an easy walk will take us to Kyangjuma that offers one of the best views of towering peaks around. The walk continues through the rhododendron forests until we reach Sanasa, which is a major trail junction of the Gokyo Valley and the Everest Base Camp trek. Leaving the Everest Base Camp trail, we follow the stone steps trail that lies on our left hand side and walk towards Mong. From Mong, a slight descent will take us to the bank of the Dudh Koshi River as we cross Phortse Thanga. We hike up till Tenga, following the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. From here, leaving the bank of the river, we further hike up to Dhole through birch and rhododendron forest. The night will be spent at a lodge in Dhole.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Splendid views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Khumbila (a sacred mountain of the patron god of the Khumbu region, first view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Taboche, Kangtega & Thamserku, longest Mani wall (prayer stone) in the Khumbu region. Local Fauna like musk deer, Himalayan thar, pheasants)

  • Day 7

    Trek to Machhermo (4,410/14,468ft)

    Today our destination is Machhermo, leaving Dole our trail is scenic and pretty straight forward as we slowly gain our altitude on a long gentle climb.

    The scenery is really breathtaking and and gets better and better as you continue with snow packed peaks all around you piercing the clear blue sky. You will also catch sight of Cho Oyo the 5th highest mountain on earth. We will continue to follow our trail and arrive at Machhermo in the early afternoon and rest in this quaint little sherpa village.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Amazing Gokyo valley, the turquoise coloured lakes and amazing views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and Thamserku, Gokyo Village)

  • Day 8

    Trek to Gokyo 4700m/15,580ft

    Today the trek will take us to one of the most scenic places on the entire trip, the amazing Gokyo Valley.

    We first climb up the valley ridge and hike for a couple of hours before we then climb to the base of the first lake after crossing another bridge. The first Gokyo lake (Lonspunga Tso) has an amazing backdrop so we will stop for a rest and some photos. We continue towards the second Gokyo lake (Taujung Tsho). Following the west bank of the glacier, we walk up to the third Gokyo lake (Gokyo Tsho). On reaching the lake the walk continues till the east bank of the lake where lodges are located. The remaining day will be spent exploring the lakes and glacier. The night will be spent at a lodge in Gokyo.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Amazing Gokyo valley, the turquoise coloured lakes and amazing views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and Thamserku, Gokyo Village)

  • Day 9

    Acclimatisation day at Gokyo Village 4700m/15,580ft

    Today will be spent exploring the valley for more acclimatisation and climbing the Gokyo RI Pass (5,630m) above the village on the northern edge of the lake. We spend some time relishing the views of the magnificent mountains around at this significant height which again helps with our ’Hike high, sleep low’ plan. We then descend and hike back down to the village where we relax and enjoy some lunch on the glacier. Depending on how the group are doing, we can choose to hike further up the valley to see Cho Oyu and the additional Gokyo lake at the top of the valley.

    The night will be spent at a lodge in Gokyo Valley.

  • Day 10

    Trek to Dragnag (4,700m/15,419ft)

    Today our destination is Dragnag. Leaving the Third Lake behind, we start the hike super early as we need to walk across the Ngozumba glacier.

    We cross the glacier before the sun gets stronger, as during the sunny days the ice melts making the trail a little bit challenging and difficult to walk. After crossing the glacier, following the east bank of the glacier, we slightly descend to Dragnag. The rest of the day can also be spent hiking nearby hills, which helps to acclimatise. The night will be spent at a lodge in Dragnag.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Classic trail across Ngozumba glacier, view of small ice lakes formed by the glacier)

  • Day 11

    Trek toDzonglha via the High Chola Pass (4,830m/15,846ft)

    Today our destination is Dzongla via Chola pass. Today we reach the second destination of the trek, Chola Pass (5,420m). Initially, we walk a vertical uphill trail along a small stream crossing Chola Phedi. Then, the trail drops down to the bottom of the Chola pass. The trail here is icy, slippery and difficult to cross. From the base, a steep rocky ascent will take us to the top of the Chola Pass. The top greets you with flapping prayer flag and a wonderful view of Gokyo Valley. After spending some time here, a steep descend following icy (use of crampons recommended) and rocky trail will first take us to the valley, from where Dzongla is fairly an easy walk. The night will be spent at a lodge in Dzongla.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Magnificent view of Ama Dablam & Cholatse and the Gokyo Valley from Cho La pass, flapping prayer flags on top of Chola pass, experience of difficult, icy, slippery and rocky up and downhill trail, and a grand view of Cholatse North face from Dzongla.)

  • Day 12

    Trek to Gorekshep and Visit Everest Base camp (5,364m/17,598ft)

    Today we reach the majestic Everest Base Camp. Following the trail along the Khumbu Glacier, the hike continues towards Gorakshep past Lobuche glacier, pyramid, Lobuche pass and the confluence of Changri Nup, Changri Shar and Khumbu glacier. As we depart Gorakshep, the walk continues on some difficult glacial moraine. This route does change year on year so we will find the safest route through this area. We will eventually reach the historic Everest base camp and also hike up to the Khumbu Icefall which is the start of the Everest summit route. We will spend some time here taking it all in and taking photos and then walk back to Gorakshep for an overnight stay. The night will be spent at a lodge in Gorakshep.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Wonderful view of Kala Patthar, Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, and Nuptse, the view of Changri Nup, Changri Shar, Khumbu Glacier, north ridge of Mt. Everest, ice fall and the base camp of Mt. Everest.)

  • Day 13

    Hike to Kalapatthar and Trek to Lobuche ( 4,730m/15,518ft)

    We get up super early to climb Kala Patthar to see the sunrise over Mt Everest and experience the best view of Mountain Everest you can ever get. Have you cameras with you as this is going to  be one of the highlights of the entire trip.

    What a view!

    We then descend to Gorak Shep. From Gorak Shep, we follow the icy trail over Khumbu Glacier, and follow the valley all the way to Lobuche reaching Lobuche in the late morning or early afternoon. The rest of the day can be spent enjoying coffee and cake at the cafe or even taking a gentle walk to the top  of the glacier to get some amazing photos. In the evening as the sun sets head outside  and have a camera read as Nuptse Peak will light up with the setting sun and give you a stunning display.

    Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Sunrise over Everest on Kala Patthar. Climbing Kongma La, magnificent views of Island peak and rough ridge of Amphu Lapcha, glaciers like Nuptse, Lhotse Nup, Lhotse and Ama Dablam.)

  • Day 14

    Trek to Chhukung Via Kongma La Pass ( 4,730m/15,518ft)

    From Lobuche, on crossing the icy trail over the Khumbu Glacier, we head towards Kongma La at 5,535m its the highest of the three high passes. It’s a tough climb to the top of the Kongma La pass as the trail is icy and slippery. Also, the area lacks water resources and tea houses. Therefore, we make sure we carry enough water to last us and after a rest and time spent enjoying the view, a steep downward trail will lead us to Lhangbo. Leaving the main trail, we follow the Island Peak trek trail  and a short ascent will finally take us to Chhukhung. The night will be spent at a lodge in Chhukhung.

    Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Sunrise over Everest on Kala Patthar. Climbing Kongma La, magnificent views of Island peak and rough ridge of Amphu Lapcha, glaciers like Nuptse, Lhotse Nup, Lhotse and Ama Dablam.)

  • Day 15

    Trek to Island Peak Base camp (5,200m/17,060ft), 3-4 hours

    It’s time to get closer to the big one, Island Peak. Therefore, Island Peak base camp is the destination for us for today. We first walk towards the south and then towards the main valley in the east. Initially the trail is quite easy along the stream that heads towards the mountain. It then turns rocky trail and becomes glacial as we cross Lhotse glacier and Imja glacial moraine. We then reach the base camp Island peak.

    We also include some training for the summit attempt if you havn’t used Ice Axe or crampons previously. The night will be spent in a tented camp at the base camp Island Peak.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Experience of rocky and glacial trail, glacial moraines created by Imja and Lhotse, view of Imja Tsho and southwestern face of the Island Peak and a night in a tented camp.)

  • Day 16

    Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft)

    Today we reach the main destination of the trek that is the summit of Island Peak. We start as early as possible to get a head start. Using the techniques taught by the climbing leader over the last couple of days, we make our way through short rock steps, crevasses, seracs, 40-45 degree slopes, out of the summit glacier and finally up to the summit.

    We spend some time here taking photos and taking it all in. The views from the summit of Island Peak Everest and the entire Everest region are amazing, feel free at this point to shed a tear and punch the air, YOU DID IT, you climbed a 6000m peak!

    Now its time for other half of the climb so stay strong and get ready descend and hike all the way down to Base Camp. We collect our belongings and remaining gear and walk all the way down to Chhukung. It is the longest hike of the entire trip so you will need the sleep tonight. Therefore, in the evening, you can relax the tired muscles and have a beer in the lodge. The night will be spent at a lodge in Chhukhung.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Summit Island peak 6,189m, experience of seracs, crevasses, icy slopes 40-45 degree, the stunning views of surrounding peaks like Lhotse, Lhotse Middle, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse in the north, Makalu in the east and Baruntse and Ama Dablam in the south from the summit. )

  • Day 17

    Spare day to summit

    Today is a back up day to account any delays on our summit attempt.

  • Day 18

    Trek to Pangboche (3,985m), (12778.87ft) 4-5 hrs

    Leaving the Chhukung Valley, we walk all the way down to Pangboche past other major settlements like Dingboche and Tengboche; through the forest of Rhododendron and pine. On reaching Pangboche, we check into the lodge, where you can finally enjoy a hot shower to relax your tired muscles. .

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: View the local Sherpa culture in villages like Dingboche, Pangboche, and Tengboche, view of various monasteries, chortens and Mani walls decorated with colorful prayer flags )

  • Day 19

    Trek to Namche (3,440m/11,283ft), 4-5 hrs

    Namche Bazaar is the destination for the day. Leaving the beautiful village under the steep rock of Khumbui Yul Lha with a number of beautiful houses and the views of Kangtega, Thamserku and Ama Dablam the walk continues through the ridge towards the fairly easier trail that takes us to the village of Namche. The remaining day can be spent exploring Namche. There is plenty to see and do. There is even a great Irish Pub here, Why not!

    The night will be spent at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Beautiful settlement of Khumjung and the stunning views of Kangtega, Thamserku and Ama Dablam for the village, and some quality time at Namche Bazaar.)

  • Day 20

    Trek to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)

    Lukla is the destination for the day. After a quick breakfast, we drop down to cross the Hilary bridge as we bid farewell to Everest as here is the final view of the trip.

    Take in the return trek through Monjo and Phakding where we passed on the way up and remember what you have achieved. We will spend the evening celebrating in the lodge in Lukla before we head to bed for our final night in the mountains.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Last view of Mt. Everest and Kongde RI, views of other peaks, Rhododendron and Magnolia forest, roaring Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers, a dozen of Sherpa settlements and an insight on their lifestyle, view of a number of monasteries, Chortens, Mani walls and prayer flags.)

  • Day 21

    Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

    Today is the last day in the Khumbu region, which means Kathmandu is the destination for the day. The flights are scheduled early, normally between 7am and 9am. Our Sherpas will carry your luggage to the airport, while other formalities will be taken care by your team leader. Once back in Kathmandu we will head back to the hotel and relax. The day can either be spent resting at the hotel or exploring the citiy of Kathmandu. In the evening, we meet to discuss the trip and have our farewell dinner.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: 35 min scenic flight, farewell dinner)

  • Day 22

    Final departure

    Today is the last day of your trip in Nepal with EverTrek. If your flight is scheduled early morning, then one of our company representatives will escort you to the airport as per your flight departure time. But, if the flight is scheduled later in the evening, you can go shopping and collect a few mementos or simply hang around shopping areas in Kathmandu.

Accommodation

Where you'll be staying during this trip

Whilst in Kathmandu, before and after your trek, we do like a little bit of comfort!

That's why we have handpicked 3 of the very best hotels in Trekkers paradise, Thamel.

Hotel Marshyangdi, Hotel Manang and Nepali Ghar are the hotels we use for all of our customers. 

 

Along the trek you will stay in comfortable lodges and Tea houses. These do change depending on the time of year you visit but all are on a twin sharing basis unless stated.

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I could not recommend Evertrek enough! They went above and beyond from the very moment I called to enquire right the way through until the very moment I arrived back home.

We happened to be stuck in Nepal for an additional 10 days due to the country going into lockdown and Evertrek worked tirelessly every single day to ensure not only were we in the loop with what was going on but also just to make sure we were comfortable, happy and OK!

They don't feel like your typical corporate company, the entire team is super friendly and make you feel like pals! Something quite important to me and they showed in every single way is that they truly care for all their staff, as soon as the Sherpas and guides lost pretty much all work for this season they set up a justgiving page to help support their families! They doing everything with love and care both for their customers and their team!!

Ok, I could go on! Bottom line is, if you are looking for some trekking adventures, look no further. Just go and book it, you will not regret it!

Thank you for reminding me why I love travelling and trekking so much, now you have awoken it I have lots of planning to do for 2021 hehe!! ❤️
Caz Thompson
13:52 20 Apr 20
Professional travel company
They were fantastic and went out their way to support me when I was stuck in Nepal due to the Coronavirus lockdown
I would highly recommend this company to any trekkers looking for a travel company.
I will definitely be using this company again in the future.
Paul Brigden Snr
18:16 17 Apr 20
After months of research I chose Evertrek as the company to lead me on a once in a lifetime trip to Everest base camp. It is by far the best decision I have ever made. The organisation was second to non and nothing was left to chance, the accommodation, the guides, Sherpas and porters were amazing. However our group went at the start of the Coronovirus outbreak and on return to Lukla we were in a country in Lockdown, this is were Evertrek became invaluable, as other trekkers were stuck EverTrek’s people in Nepal came into there own, they organised flight to Kathmandu and when stuck in Kathmandu they found the very best hotel and kept us informed constantly as did the Evertrek guys back home. They never left us alone until we were at the airport.
Nothing was to much for the guys in the UK or Kathmandu, if you are thinking about this trip there is only one company to consider EVERTREK 110%
David Armour
18:00 17 Apr 20
I have taken advantage of the 10 pound deposit to secure a place to Base camp October 2021!
It's only taken 30 years to to finally realize this dream!
The contact has been brilliant with the EverTrek team!
Thanks Guys.
Now to get into training!
Tony Legg
08:25 16 Apr 20
Evertrek are a fantastic, they support you, are very knowledgeable. The service that I have received is second to none and I can not fault it at all, it’s first class all the way. The booking process is easy, they are very knowledgeable and I can’t wait to to go Everest, I know it will be the best experience of my life. I will do other trips with them, as I know I am in the best hands, you could not ask more more from the team. Amazing service and very supportive always!
Maria Millgate
21:14 14 Apr 20
Personal attention is second to none
Dave Hampson
11:54 07 Apr 20
Taken the plunge, and will be standing on Mount Everest in 13 months. Why not, hey, you’re only here once.
Jon Read
19:40 10 Feb 20
I traveled to EBC this October and would really recommend Evertrek. Being my first adventure holiday, it was reassuring to have such a supportive team with lots of information, advice and kit recommendations prior to departure.

Having little things like filtered water and meals included in the cost (I saw another group having to queue to pay for breakfast) might seem trivial but it meant we didn't have to worry about running out of money on the trek - and they treat their guides and sherpas (who were top class and couldn't do enough for you) with consideration and respect.

I always felt well looked after throughout my time in Nepal, and they put a great deal of effort into ensuring that the holiday went smoothly such as rearranging flights, and adapted to any issues that arose.

Evertrek made it a great holiday. I met some fun people, have some great memories and lots of photos! You even get a free bag, medal and certificate!
Greg Dow
21:02 03 Dec 19
Just travelling back from an amazing EBC trip with Evertrek. I've travelled with a lot of other adventure travel companies in the past but have to say Evertrek has been the best. From the easy booking process and pre departure info and support, to the amazing local Kathmandu
team, guides, sherpas, porters and yak men in Nepal I cant fault Evertrek. If you are thinking about a trip just do it. You wont regret it. And you wont regret choosing Evertrek either. I'm already looking at other trips and not even home yet!
Seonaid Baird
07:56 11 Nov 19
Absolutely first class, from when I first booked knowing nothing about hiking at altitude, right the way through the trip itself. Everything has been handled with the utmost professionalism and the entire team has been incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and hardworking. Our guide, Padam, and his team are worth their weight in gold. Could not recommend Evertrek enough.
Dani Wain
04:19 19 Oct 19
Not been to EBC yet but have booked to go with them next March.
I’ve just returned from a fantastic training weekend with them in the Brecon Beacons. It was wet and windy but Evertrek didn’t disappoint, . From start to finish, the experience was great. Both Andy( the owner) and his trusty sidekick Dave (the painted Yeti) were there to make us feel welcome. They were both hands on, and their knowledge was second to none.
I can’t wait to actually go to Everest, and after this weekend I feel assured that I’ll be in great hands.
Nothing was too much trouble, and it was great see the way that Andy and Dave talk about Everest with such a passion.
Well done guys
Bribri Mcalpine
19:35 11 Aug 19
Wouldn’t hesitate to book again with Evertrek 👍🏼👍🏼🏔🏔😍
Lena Trafford
21:13 21 May 19
This trip was exceptional from start to finish. Has to be one of the best run and professional companies I have come across. Before we even started we were sent weekly emails and lots of correspondence to get us excited for the trip. Any questions and worries were answered straight away some even by video replies!! The actual Everest base camp trip itself was one of the best experiences of my life however very tough! Everything from start to finish was run perfectly. I couldn’t have asked for more from Andy, Dave and the Sherpas they provided! A 5 star service all round!
Lee Wardle
19:03 07 May 19
Still to go to Basecamp, but they have been very helpful with the many questions I have asked them about our up coming trek.
Stewart Strang
15:54 01 Feb 19
I had the most fantastic trip in Nepal, all thanks to evertrek. Andy was so so helpful from the moment I first rang about going. Nothing was ever to much, always had a speedy reply- which was reassuring when I was stressing about equipment. The training weekend that they offer is also incredibly helpful and really gets you ready for your holiday.
Our guide in Nepal, Bhim and his team, were absolutely fantastic, they worked unbelievably hard, you never wanted for anything. (Watch them, they cheat at cards!!haha)
As for the trek, the negotiations of getting to Lukla were a bit up in the air...but that's just Nepal! Go with the flow. But once we got there, it was absolutely brilliant, everyday the scenery was beautiful and I never felt like they expected to much from you. Plenty of rest time and tea stops! I personally really enjoyed the food (I lived on veggi curry and rice-you get seconds :D) and thought all the accommodation was fine!!
Basically an all round incredible trip, there wasn't a second I didn't enjoy!!! Highly recommend Andy and the team. Would defo do another trek with them :D
Lucy Groves
19:39 21 Jan 19
Just returned from the Everest Base Camp and what an amazing trip it was! Evertrek got it spot on from start to finish, not having to worry about a single thing and well looked after. Our guide Phurba, Sherpa Harry and porters were brilliant! Getting us up the mountain in one piece and looking after us superbly along the way. I would highly recommend using Evertrek as your trekking company! Brilliant service
Brooke Fiona Jones
13:30 27 Oct 18
Recently returned from our EBC trek and I can’t fault Evertrek, right from the minute you sign up Andy is giving advice and replying to any queries you might have. Special thanks to Phurba and Harry our guides over there, they keep a eye on you and don’t let you go to quickly up the mountain and look after you. If you are thinking about doing it just go for it you won’t regret it . Awesome
Douglas Smith
13:09 27 Oct 18
Having recently returned from EBC, I can’t fault the level of service that Evertrek provided. From reaching Kathmandu I was looked after from the start. Special thanks go to our Sherpa Phurba our guide Harry, the portars who all made the experience top class. Andy Moore goes that extra mile ensuring you are well looked after even after the trek has finished. Top bloke, top team and top company - Thanks Evertrek.
Thomas Hallam
12:32 27 Oct 18
I had the most amazing trip to Everest Base Camp with Evertrek, thank you Andy for being the font of all knowledge about this trip and for Rishi our guide for looking after us. It is probably the most challenging holiday I have ever done but it was worth every moment and the scenery was just stunning. Nepal is an amazing place and I will definitely go back one day. Thanks to Evertrek and my trekking buddies for a very special holiday.
Pamela Kuepfer
17:22 20 Oct 18
Great time in Nepal doing Everest Base Camp with Evertrek. Thanks Andy!
Gilles Comeau
13:07 12 Oct 18
Just returned from Everest Base Camp trek and it was absolutely brilliant!
Many thanks to everyone at EverTrek, especially Andy - from start to finish the organisation was par excellence. Special thanks to Rishi our guide and my trekking companions who put the icing on the cake to make one of my dreams come true.
Phil Costin
20:54 10 Oct 18
Having recently booked myself on a trip to Everest Base Camp with Evertrek, I thought it would be one of those trips where you get to hear about everything you should have done two weeks before you go. Not with Andy and Evertrek. Immediately Andy was in touch with information, assistance and support. You could feel his energy coming at you. Along with the practical advice, Evertrek arrange training activities. These are great for finding out first hand what you need to know and how you might cope with the activities ahead. It really does crank up the excitement when you share your thoughts and views with fellow Evertrekers. This weekend we had one of these training activities in the Brecons. Andy made us all very welcome, and was there all the way, rain and shine, to helps us all along.
We made some great connections, enjoyed the socialising (you earn it!) and came away even more excited to be getting on the plane to Nepal. Hopefully there will be more such events to enjoy, and build on the training already done. I’m already walking the dogs for 10mins more🙂.
Thanks to Andy and the team for a great weekend. Good luck to those on their way in the next few months, and those who have a longer wait we can share your excitement.
Alan Payne
18:10 27 Aug 18
Brilliant Training Weekend in the Brecon Beacons with Andy and met some great people and got a good insight into what to expect for my trip in October. Can’t wait now....roll on EBC
Hayley Shadrake
19:14 26 Aug 18
Overjoyed with my recent trip to EBC. I can't praise Evertrek enough. From the 1st day I contacted Andy he has been amazing. Offering fantastic advice & tips before my trip.
Hotel, guides & transfers in Kathmandu were spot on.
Biggest credit has to go to the guide & sherpa who take care of you every step of the way.

Thank you Evertrek
Donna Brown
11:12 23 Jun 18
The EverTrek organisation was excellent, the choice of Kathmandu hotel superb, good trek accommodation and great choice of food. I was impressed with the punctuality of transfer arrangements too. Keep up the good work!
Mike Dean
18:25 06 Apr 18
Evertrek delivered a brilliant trip to Everest base camp, good communication throughout, helpful info before your trip and kit list download, brilliant hotel and city tour, top Sherpa guide and team of porters, thank you Evertrek
Mark Angell
18:10 06 Apr 18
Anna Bach
15:02 17 Mar 18
A truly wonderful once in a lifetime experience. My sister and I trekked to Everest Basecamp with Evertrek to mark the tenth anniversary of our dearest Mum passing away. It was an emotional experience we will never forget. It gave us time to reflect on wonderful times past and brought us closer as only shared endeavour can. The Himalayan backdrop was the perfect location.

But it's the people that made the trek. Our guide Kishor is a wonderful guy. A real fixer, high altitude expert, family man and now, friend. When the weather delayed our flight, he did everything he could to make sure we were first onto another. His experience, knowledge and local contacts got us into places we just wouldn't have seen without him. He knew when to go to the best places to avoid the crowds and he was the picture of happiness with his infectious smile. He was kind to the point of putting us first all the time, without hesitation. A true gentlemen and the source of lots of fun and laughter - perfect for morale. Our porters also deserve a mention for their hard work and dedication through some difficult long days at high altitude. Manesh was particularly hard working and charming, keen to learn and become a guide himself in time. Our trek wouldn't have been the same without them and when I go again I will definitely seek out the same team.

My recommendation? Grab a loved one and go trekking in Nepal in the capable hands of the Evertrek team. And request Kishor to be your guide. You won't regret it.
Stuart Everitt
16:09 29 Nov 17
Thanks guys for the experience of a lifetime. What can I say about Evertrek! Simply brilliant. From the moment we spoke with Andy and signed up it was all taken care of. The guides were truly amazing, professional and were always on-hand to look after us. Listen, this is a tough challenge but it's well within the reach of most of you out there considering the possibility. I've kept myself pretty fit all my life (63 years young) but trying to keep up with my sons was, at times, pushing my limits. The scenery is so beautiful it becomes an emotional challenge at times. We did Kilimanjaro a few years ago - Base Camp blows that away completely. However, you need to be in the best hands and we were. Our guides, Rahul and Krishna were meticulous in making sure we were looked after every step of the way and needless to say we have become friends for life. I cannot recommend EverTrex highly enough. Don't think about this for too long - just do it. They'll get there and you'll never forget the experience. So,as soon as I have some pics ready I'll upload and share but please do not hesitate to contact me while I'm still flying through thin air!!! Thanks again Andy and EverTrex
Alan Irwin
10:18 23 Oct 17
Loved every minute of the Everest Base Camp trek! The guys were all very accommodating and helpful in the build up to and on the trek. Everything about the package ensured my time was comfortable, fun and without any worries. Our guide Rawal was informative, friendly and a great laugh when he got his drums out on the last night! A big thank you to Evertrek for making this happen and I look forward to booking with you guys again!
Tom Moustache
19:28 10 Oct 17
Somnath Simkhada
17:08 09 Sep 17
Recently returned from trekking in Upper Mustang,Nepal.. and still in awe! What a trip!

Amazing service from Andy and Dave in helping me plan the most amazing,unique,epic,challenging,tough,
rewarding and memorable experiences...with stunning unspoilt views and a different pace of life.

They provided me with friendly, knowledgeable,caring guides. I really couldn't have asked for a better trek.
Highly recommend and will use again.
Melissa 'Gillette' Jones
15:19 09 Aug 17
Hey guys!
Just wanted to say a huge thanks to all at Bucket List, both here and in Nepal, for making my trip to EBC, Cho La and Gokyo so enjoyable and memorable. Himal, my guide, was a star and I enjoyed his company throughout the two plus weeks we were together; he looked after me really well and I have no doubt that his local knowledge helped to smooth the way on a few occasions when accommodation was tight! If my wife can be persuaded to let me go again, you will be my first port of call.
Cheers!
Ian Folly
15:16 15 May 17
What a first class service, Andy was supportive, knowledgeable and really quick at replying. If you want to make base camp then this is the way to do it, from the airport to the top and back again. Fully supported, with a friendly team. Would not hesitate to book more treks in Nepal with Andy. Thank you team.
Paul Jim Hawkins
06:19 05 Jan 17
Amazing company!!! The owners are so helpful and made my trip to nepal (everest base camp & gokyo lakes) perfect. Very organised and always there for you!
Theresa Burger
01:06 07 Nov 16
Everest basecamp TICK...thanks for organising! Fantastic company, extremely friendly and professional.
Max Bibby
14:51 11 Jul 16
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