FOODS ON Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek
Trekking in the Himalayas is a fantastic adventure experience of a lifetime; for multiple days of trekking, we need a solid diet and hygienic foods to keep us strong and energized. As we trek in the mountains, our bodies need a good amount of dieting foods like protein and carbohydrates to maintain our fitness level.
The meal on this trek is convenient but might be slightly different in size/taste than in city areas.
During the trek, we had a wide selection of food items on the tea houses' menus, which originated and were prepared by the local community. The names of the most common meals in the region are given below.
Standard Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it's also named Gurung bread in the 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 hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano.
Common Lunch options – different variety of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potato 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, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potato 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.
At the tea houses, the menu has plenty of non-veg items mentioned. Still, officially, none of the meats are on our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountains, such as in high areas, is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to persuade you to avoid eating meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.
Deseret and Snack options- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruit snicker/Mars bar, popcorn, cake, 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 orange juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.)
Note: You will stay for two nights in tents with the basic meals at the base camp before we head to the peak.
WATER Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest region has many shops or even tea houses, and you will easily find regular bottles of mineral water to buy; we have plenty of water sources along the way; refilling the water from random taps or water sources is potable, but it will be acceptable to drink with a Lifetraw or using the water purification pills. Remember, water is one of the most critical factors while trekking at such a high altitude, and it might be replaced as oxygen – at least 2-4 L of water per day is recommended.
ACCOMMODATION FACTS FOR THE Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek
Accommodations on the mountain are straightforward in tea hoses. The rooms typically have only 2- 3 single beds, warm blankets, pillows, comfortable matrices, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and lovely views. However, a single private room will be provided during the trek without extra cost for solo female travelers.
During the trek, we will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great mountain views and sceneries.
NOTE: Kathmandu has an extensive range of luxury stars hotel offers to select for your stay. However, we will also be pleased to be part of this, helping to make the reservations for the 4- and 5-star hotel bookings on request.
PASSPORT AND VISA
If you are traveling to Nepal, you need a visa to enter Nepal. However, the arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, where you can simply get an On Arrival Visa" and 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 USD 40 as visa application fees for 30 30-day tourist visas to the forefingers except for Chinese and Indian. For tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports, you do not need a visa (Free Visa)!
BEST TIME FOR THE Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek
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 are mainly two distinct trekking seasons 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 mainly stable and dry with a moderate climate. This time of the year is perfect for trekking in the Everest region, as it offers a crystal clear view of the mountains and sceneries daily. The temperature can reach up to 15- 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime, and the temperature at night can drop to 8/12 degrees Celsius. The spring welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation, making the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.
Autumn (Post monsoon)- Autumn is another great season for trekking on Island Pe; Autumn includes the 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, which is excellent for trekking.
Travel Insurance for the Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek
For safety reasons, travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers participating in trek and tour programs on the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially in mountain areas, is like security, which you can rely on and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance covering emergency helicopter rescue and medical evacuation expenses. It will be an assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, and repatriation expenses, and any illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us and provide you with complete coverage for anything that may go wrong.
Safety and Satisfactions
SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.
On this trek, you will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally comes from the mountain (same region) of Nepal; the guide will be carrying all the essential equipment with a first aid kit for safety reasons; we would like you to take some of your mediation on this trek. However, suppose our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or unforeseen circumstances. In that case, we will always stand 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 several mules, yaks are carrying the suppliers for hotels, Yaks Donkey and Jokpa used for the significant 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.
Our experienced field staff/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible for acting in favor of the local culture and environment. We want to follow the critical role of following the rules.
Alpine Ramble provides all the necessary transportation for your trip, including free arrival and departure services. On your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our airport representative with the traditional flowers, and then you will be reassigned to the respective Hotel. Similarly, we will provide private vehicles for city tours like Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, Nagarkot Sunrise View tour, or others in Nepal on request.
BOOKING AND PAYMENT PROCESS
Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a 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 welcome to be booked and 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 must deposit 10 % of the total trip cost before the prior time to ensure all the reservations, such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. The remaining payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit card or in cash - cash would be much appreciated. At the same time, we would also like to request you send us all your documents, such as your passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details when booking.
EXTRA PERSONAL EXPENSES
During the trek, all your foods are included in the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks). The food will be served as per the package program, and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra.
Climbing Gears for the Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek
Climbing/ Mountaineering Gears
Crampons, Ice ax, Helmet, Harness, Lock and unlock Carabineers, Shovel, Climbing pack, Rope, Ski poles, Desender/abseil device, Jumper (Ascender), 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
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.)
Energy Bars, Water bottles, Water Purification Tablets, Toiletries, Trekking poles, Pocket knives, raincoats, Satellite Phones, Altimeter
Any interested travelers can make the last-minute booking a day before the trip starts. 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 by sending us an email, messages on WhatsApp, or by calling. But, Last-minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trips. Secure your last-minute seats Now.
We look forward to experiencing this trip with you in the land of the mighty mountains and the place of Lord Gautama Buddha.