Island Peak + Everest Base Camp

Hi,

The name is Apri from Malaysia. I have plans to do the EBC + Island Peak hike in Oct/Nov 2018. The proposed itinerary is as follows:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, day at leisure.
Day 2: Flight to Lukla (2840m)/trek to Phakding(2640m)
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 4: Acclimation day at Namche.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar – Dibuche (3860m)
Day 6 Dibuche – Feriche (4410m)
Day 7 Ferichee – Lobuche (4910m)
Day 8 Lobuche – Gorakshep (5140m)high to EBC
Day 9 Early morning hike to Kala Pattar (5310m) /back to guest house and trek to Dingbuche
Day 10 Dingbuche – Chukkung (4730m)
Day 11 Chukkung – Island Peak Base Camp (5150m)
Day 12 Climb to Submit and back to Chukkung.
Day 13: Chukkung to Namche. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 14: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2840m)
Day 15: Lukla Fly to Kathmandu (1350m) Overnight at hotel

I have enquired with a few companies and the package price varies between US$1000-2000. Would appreciate it if anyone can recommend Guides (without package) because I prefer to have a guide (besides porters) for the trip. I’m looking for no more than 10 ppl in the group so the cost of the guide can be shared.

If anyone planning to do Island Peak in Oct/Nov 2018, just give me a shout and we see if we can find a common ground. Cheers!

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Singapore

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  1. I and my wife are thinking of hiking EBS + Island peak in early Nov 2018. We are Canadians with Russian roots, living in Vancouver.
    I have some mountain background. in the past, however, long ago, worked through several seasons as a guide in the Central Asia Mountains, Tjen-Shan and Pamir (5000-6000 m), which are the outskirts of Himalayas. We do lots of mountaineering here in Canada ( Coastal Mountain and the US Northern Cascades). My wife Elena did not have a high altitude experience, but she is well fit and I believe she will be OK after the acclimatization.
    I would also prefer to stay away from the packages. I would go to EBC with a porter only and hire a guide in Chukkung for the Iceland summit. I think direct hiring a guide can be cheaper than that through agencies.