Island Peak Climb with EBC - 17 Days

  • 17 Days
24 May, 2024
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  • Trip Duration17 Days
  • Difficulty LevelVery strenuous
  • Best SeasonMarch/ May/ April/ Sep/ Oct/ Nov
  • Max Altitude6189 m


Island Peak (6,187m) is one of the most striking and spectacular popular trekking peaks in the Everest region that lies in the Eastern part of the Nepal Himalayan range. Climbing Island Peak will let you have the best mountain vistas of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama-dm, and many other surrounding snowy peaks with magnificent landscape, which gives you the best pleasure of the trip.

The Thrill Island peak climb will also let you have the delightful experience of unique Sherpa culture, Everest base camp hike, local food, flora and fauna, beautiful mountain views, and its landscape.

The Island peak climb starts from Kathmandu with a 35-minute scenic mountain flight to Lukla; the journey begins from Lukla following the Dudh Kosi River and passing through the typical local Sherpa villages of Phkading, Namche, Tengboche, Pheritse, Labuche, Gorakshep, Basecamp, and back to Dingboche from Dingboche we trek up to Chhukkung where we re-check climbing gears and continually trek towards Island peak base camp.

We will have one more day at Basecamp for acclimatization, and the next day, our Climbing guide will take you early in the morning to climb the peak. 

The March-May and September to November are the best times for Island peak climbing; you can climb in this period with clear views.

Please feel free to ask us about the trailer for Island Peak; we, Alpine Ramble Treks, also customize your trip itineraries of Island Peak as per your desire and holidays.

ART recommends that you arrive in Kathmandu a day before the Island Peak Climbing trip starts. This will allow us to conduct an official orientation where we'll provide general information about the trip, introduce your trekking guide, and give you time to buy climbing equipment if needed. It's best to have a pre-meeting because you'll receive useful information and advice about the weather conditions and climate. Additionally, flights to Kathmandu from Lukla may sometimes be canceled or delayed due to bad weather conditions around the Himalayan range. Therefore, it's advisable to have at least one or two extra days before or after the actual trekking days to enjoy your holiday in Nepal without worrying about any international flight delays and missing your flight back home.


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  • Outstanding Sherpa culture and costumes
  • A dramatic panoramic view from Everest View Point
  • The Highest Tyangboche Monastery in Khumbu region
  • A life-changing trip to Everest and summit to the most popular island peak.


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Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu then you’ll be received by our official representative then transfer to the hotel. Same day evening we recognize you to visit and look around at Thamel which is the main tourist hum in Nepal, overnight at hotel.

Service Included: Breakfast (B)

  • 1350 m

Today is a day to explore the beautiful Kathmandu valley. We will take you into the Kathmandu valley for sightseeing. Where you will visit: Pashupatinath Temple, Bauddhanath Stupa, and Bhaktapur Durbar-square, Overnight at Hotel.

Service Included: Breakfast (B)

  • 4 hrs
  • 1350 m

After breakfast at the Hotel, we will take a short drive from the hotel to the domestic airport terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport for an early morning flight to Lukla. After our exciting and scenic 35 minutes’ flight, we will land at the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla then we will take a short break in Lukla, after the break we head towards Phakding, Today, we follow the bank of Dudh Koshi River, passing through the Sherpa villages of Chhupulung, Ghat and then reaches Phakding. The trail offers some majestic and alluring views mountains and beautiful landscapes where you will see Tibetan words carved in rocks and multi-color Buddhist flags are hanging around the mani walls it makes the trek more exciting, Overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

  • trekking lodge
  • 4 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 2,650m

Today we will be awakened by friendly ‘Good Morning’ and have some breakfast with hot drinks, after breakfast we trek through the lush pine forest crossing the Dudkosi River, get an amazing first view of Mount. Everest, Kusum kangaroo, Thamserku, Kangtega, etc and start slow and steep climb to Namche Bazar. The view is untouchable. Namche Bazaar is the capital of the Khumbu region and also well known as a trading center. it’s a town with a set in an arena with seeing beautiful mountains surrounding the town. In the afternoon go to the market area lively scene to explore, Overnight at lodge

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

  • trekking lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 3440 m

Namche Bazaar, one of the biggest settlements in the Khumbu region, is well facilitated with shopping centers, Internet cafes, restaurants, bars, fresh bakeries, etc. Although it’s the rest day for acclimatization, after taking some breakfast at our lodge, we go for a short hike towards Everest View Lodge (3700m) and come back to Nachebazzar for a sight tour of the place including Tourist Visitor Center Sherpa museum, Everest Art Gallery, and national park office where we could get information about Everest climbers, Sherpa people, and their culture, lifestyle and flora and fauna of Khumbu region. Overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

  • trekking lodge
  • 2 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 3700m

After enjoying early morning breakfast at our lodge, we will begin our trek to Tengboche, the trek starts with the ridge trail and flat level mountain path that offers excellent panoramas of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrum, Ama- dublam, Lhotse, Everest and many other snowy capped, after walking few hours on flat meander; we descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga for lunch, then after lunch, we climb through lush Rhododendron and pine forest to the Tengboche monastery ( The highest monastery in the world), we enjoy the 360 degrees view from here and check into the lodge. After checking the room we will have time to walk around the Monastery and take the photography overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

  • trekking lodge
  • 4 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 3,855 m

After having breakfast at Lodge, We descend for about half an hour through a Rhododendron forest before crossing a river. Then next, we trek uphill that as we climb higher, the landscape becomes drier. We walk past a traditional Sherpa village of Pangboche before reaching Pheriche, a beautiful village located on a riverside. Then the trail goes through a Yak pasture known as Somare then we will be leaving the trees behind us and cross a wooden bridge at the confluence of Khumbu Khola and Imja Khola. The trail continues a short climb up brings us at Dingboche. Perhaps today trek will be an interesting trek day because incredible mountain will be seen more closely, overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

  • trekking lodge
  • 4 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 4,460 m

Today in Dingboche is the remarkable acclimatization day and there are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as we explore this beautiful valley. After having some breakfast we will do some hike up to ridge valley of Dingboche village for around 200-300 meters get the great views of Mt. Makalu (world 5th highest mountain), Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, Imja peak, Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Taboche, Baruntse, Cholatse with great views of Khumbu valley. After enjoying great views of the majestic Himalayas then descend to Dingboche, Overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

  • trekking lodge
  • 2 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 5300 m

The trail climbs slightly up out of Dingboche village; pass a chorten at the top then gradual up path passing the yak pasture to cross the Khumbu Khola then reach at Thugla at the end of the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier. Now the trail leads the steep climb up to the ridge at top Chukpo Lari where we have heart poignant line of memorials in tribute to the climbers who have died on Mt. Everest expeditions since starting. The short gradual-up walk brings us at Lobuche and we have the glimpse of the border Himalayas, Overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

  • trekking lodge
  • 4 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 4,910m

Today is the most exciting and long-awaited day. Leaving from Lobuche the trail leads flat meadow for a while then following the Khumbu Glacier northwards and short climbing up. Then the trail climbs onto the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Gorak Shep. The path provides the superb view of massive Khumbu Glacier and trans-Himalayas. Upon our arrival at Gorak Shep check in the room then after lunch we trek to Everest Base Camp. The trail continues on the moraine of Khumbu glacier, rocky dunes, and path often change on the season because of the melting of a glacier. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high elevation. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we will be able to see the spectacular Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori and many other peaks then return to Gorakshep, Overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

  • trekking lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 5364m

Early morning amid cold temperatures, we prepare for the 2 hours hike to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the sunrise view over the top of Himalayas from the Kala Patthar, from here, we can witness the majestic Himalayas in 360º degree including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lola, Khumbutse, Ama -Dablam, Tabuchi, Cholatse, Thamserku and numerous other peaks with the excellent views of Everest Base camp and Khumbu glacier after seeing the sunrise, we trek down to Gorekshep and have breakfast and start trekking down to Dingbuche and overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

  • trekking lodge
  • 6/7 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 5545m

The gradual trail leading through Imja valley with between Ama Dablam and Lhotse. It is the short trek from Dingboche to Chhukung, after reaching Chukung, we do site trip to Chhukung Ri to see a sunset on mount Baruntse, Makalu, and Ama Dablam.

Overnight at guesthouse

  • trekking lodge
  • 2 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 4,730 m

From Chhukung, gradual up will climb south on the moraine of Island glacier, after while we turn east of Imja valley. The trail continued with seeing the Himalayas and passing stunning Imja Lake then reach Island Base Camp.

Overnight at Tented Camp

  • trekking lodge
  • 2 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 5,200 m

We will start our climbing very early in the morning and so we can try to reach the summit before noon, it is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the highlands might become a difficulty for a successful summit the peak. On climbing, we will be following our experienced Sherpa climbing guide, we will ascend up to the rocky ridge before coming to the base of the glacier .then using ropes we continue up the glacier to South Ridge and follow this ridge to the summit. After enjoying the summit views and taking pictures, we descend all the way to Island Peak Base Camp and trek down to Chukung, overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

  • trekking lodge
  • 8/9 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 5,600m

Long trekking day with hiking 17 km distance on the downhill territory with pass ancient Buddhist monastery at Pangboche, the Sherpa believed the oldest monastery in Khumbu valley. Trek further down beautiful pasture and getting back to pine and rhododendron forest. Then visiting the Tengboche monastery before traverse Dudh Koshi River and trek up to Namche with climbing 300 m.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

  • trekking lodge
  • 6 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 3450 m

Last day of the trek in the Everest region, trail keep descend from Namche to Tadokoshi along with the milky river and exit from Everest national park at Monju. From Chhuplung we trek up through Sherpa village to Lukla, the Everest base camp Island peak journey end here with lifetime memories. Here comes to celebrate the success party of the Island peak climbing with crew and gratitude.

Overnight at guesthouse.

  • trekking lodge
  • 6 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 2,800 m

Today we have a scenic flight back to Kathmandu, Upon arrival at Kathmandu. And drive to the hotel. Then take a rest or shopping for family and friends. We have a farewell dinner at Thamel, overnight at hotel.

Service Included: Breakfast (B)

  • Hotel
  • 35 m
  • Breakfast
  • 1350 m

Trip inclusion

  • Free Transfer for domestic and International Airport pick-up and drop-off on arrival and departures by car.
  • Full-board meals/foods - (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • 3 -Night -3 star category hotel accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Highly experienced and knowledgeable trained English-speaking Govt. registered trekking/climbing guides.
  • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, equipment, and transportation for the guides.
  • Sagarmatha national park permits Fees.
  • Climbing permits
  • Garbage Deposit Fee.
  • All Camping Equipment (kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chair, and kitchen utensils
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System/ community fee.
  • Trekking lodges (Tea House) during the trek
  • A professional tour guide
  • Trekking equipmentsuch as the Sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffle bag
  • General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, etc.
  • Round- trip flight from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu with applicable taxes
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar, crackers, and cookies, etc.
  • Seasonal available fresh fruits desert every evening after dinner.
  • ART's Certificate of appreciations after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional performances
  • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free hiking T-shirt, and route map.
  • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
  • Comprehensive first aid box including Diomox etc.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by your Travel Insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes, and official Expenses
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, wife, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tips for guide and porter

Trip Info

Foods (Meals)

Trekking in the Himalayas is an amazing adventure experience of a lifetime, for multiple-days of trekking we obviously need a solid diet and hygienic foods to keep us strong and energize. As we trek in the mountain our body obviously needs a good level of dieting foods like protein and carbohydrate to maintain our fitness level for the trekking. However, the meal in this trek is very handy but it might be slightly different in size/taste than as it in city areas.

During the trek, we have a pretty wide selection of the food items on the tea houses menus which are originated and prepared by the local community, the names of the most common meals of the region as given below.

Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named by Gurung bread in Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano

Common Lunch options – different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings) different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

On the tea houses, the menu has plenty of non-veg items are mentioned but officially any of the meats are not on our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as high area is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to persuade you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.

Deseret and Snack options,- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruits snicker/ mars bar, popcorns, cake, and pastries, etc.

Hot Drink options – Varieties of hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.)

Note; you will be staying for 2 nights in tents with the basic meals at the base camp before we limb to the peak. 


Everest region has many shops or even on tea house you will easily be found the regular bottle of mineral water to buy, also we have plenty of water sources along the way, refilling the water from the random taps or water source is potable but it will be fine to drink with a Lifetraw or using the water purification pills. Remember, water is one of the most important factors while trekking at such a high altitude and it might be replaced as oxygen – at least 2-4 L water per day is recommended.

Accommodation facts

Accommodations on the mountain are very simple in tea hoses. The rooms typically only 2- 3 single beds with nice and warm blankets, pillows, comfortable matrices, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and nice views. However, a singles private room will be provided during the trek without any extra cost for solo female travelers.

During the trek, we will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great views of the mountain and sceneries.

NOTE: Kathmandu has a large range of luxury stars hotels offers to select for your stay. However, we will also be pleased to part of this help to make the reservations for the 4 and 5 start hotel booking as well on request.

Passport and Visa

If you are traveling to Nepal you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. However, the arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu's where you can simply get On Arrival Visa” and you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal.

You will be charged $40 USD as visa application fees for 30 days tourist visa to the forefingers except for Chinese and India. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa)!

Best Time to Lobuche Peak Climbing 

Choose the best month for your remarkable trekking experience of a lifetime! Nepal has five seasons like many other countries; spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter. Among all these seasons there is mainly two distinct trekking season for Island Peak Climb with EBC - 17 Days or any region treks in Nepal which are autumn and spring.

Spring (Pre-monsoon) – Spring includes Feb, March, April, and May, the weather in this month is largely stable and dry with a moderate climate. This time of the year is fairly perfect for trekking in the Everest region offers a crystal clear view of the mountains and sceneries every day, the Temperature can reach up to 15- 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime and the temperature at the nighttime can drop down to - 8/12 degrees Celsius. The spring welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation that make the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.

Autumn (Post monsoon)- Autumn is another great season for trekking on Island Pe, Autumn includes months of September, October, November, and December. During the autumn, the temperatures should be rated as between 14-20 degrees in the daytime, and nighttime can decrease to -5/10 degrees Celsius, it’s great for trekking.

Travel Insurance

In Safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers in participating in any trek and tour programs on the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas is like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuation expenses it will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything things that may go wrong.

Island Peak Climb with EBC - 17 Days Safety and Satisfactions


On this trek, you will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally come from the mountain (same region) of Nepal, the guide will be carrying all the essentials equipment with a first aid kit for safety reasons; we would like you to take some of your own personal mediation on this trek. However, in emergency cases, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu.

Note: During the trek, make sure you are always in the safe zone of the place wherever you are while trekking on the mountain because you may encounter a number of mules, yaks are carrying the suppliers for hotels, Yaks Donkey and Jokpa use for the major transportations in the Himalayas region, as we always need to be aware with them, and stay at the safe place especially at the narrow section of the trail.

Responsible tourism

Our experienced field staff/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role of following the rules.

  • please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs

  • Please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community.
  • please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
  • Please help the local community to encourage the positive sides of tourism as long as possible.
  • We Alpine Ramble Treks involved in the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable positive environmentally sensitive of both travelers and communities.


Alpine Ramble provides all the necessary transportation for your trip including free arrival and departure transportation services. On your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our airport representative by traditional flower then you will be reassigned to the respective Hotel. Similarly, we will also provide private vehicles for the city tour like Kathmandu valley sightseeing, Nagarkot Sunrise view tour, or any others in Nepal on request.

Booking and payment process

Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is government-authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075. We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations, therefore, any adventure interested persons are heartily welcomed to be booked and be part of our family now, we treat you as family members while traveling with us. we called mountain family, home away from home with us.

To process a trip booking with us, you're required to deposit 10 % of the full trip cost in advance to the prior of time to make sure all the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. the remaining of the payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit cards or in cash - cash would be much appreciated. At the same time, we would also like to request you to send us all your documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking.

Extra personal expenses

During the trek, all your foods are included in the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks), the foods will be served as per the package program and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra.

Last-minute booking

The last-minute booking can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form or, sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trips.

Climbing Gears 

Climbing/ Mountaineering Gears
Crampons, Ice axe, Helmet, Harness, Lock and unlock Carabineers, Shovel, Climbing pack, Rope, Ski poles, Desender/abseil device, Jummer (Asender) , Tapes, Prusik Loops, Rappel device, Hand Warmer (if possible)

Clothing and Wears
Trekking shoes with spare laces, Mountaineering Boots, Plastic or leather for mountaineering boots, Gore-Tex pants, Long shorts, Insulated Parka, Jumper, Waterproof Jackets, Down Jacket, Fleece Vest, Wool cap, Neck Gaiter, Gloves, Climbing Socks, Thermal Underwear, Sandals, Snow Goggle

Essential Gears
Backpack, Duffle bag, Sleeping Bag, sleeping pad, Tents

Map, Compass, Camera, GPS, Two-way radios, Binoculars, Head Lamp, Flashlight

Sun Protection Items
Sunglasses, sun scream, Lip balm,

First aid Kit (Brufen / Ibuprofens, Antibiotic, Diamox, Paracetamol, Handy Plaster, Crack Bandage, Tincture Iodine, etc.)

Other Essentials
Energy Bars, Water bottle, Water Purification Tablets, Toiletries, Trekking poles, Pocket knife, raincoat, Satellite Phone, Altimeter

We look forward to experiencing this trip with you in the land of the mighty mountains, and the place of Lord Gautama Buddha