This was my first ever trip to Nepal. It was composed of a trek to Everest Base Camp and climbing Island Peak. Mr. Ramesh first showed me around Kathmandu wherein I visited the famous Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Bouddhanath temples. Then I flew to Lukla from where my trek began. Mr. Ramesh had arranged for a highly experienced and resourceful trekking guide for me. He made sure I ate properly and kept myself hydrated at all times. I got to see wonderful views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Nuptse during the trek to EBC. The EBC trek served as a very good acclimatization activity for the greater challenge that was to come next : the summit attempt on Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse. Island Peak is a 6000m peak with an almost vertical slope of hard snow at the end. For this climb, Mr. Ramesh had arranged for an expert high altitude alpinist who had summited Everest 12 times. He made sure I was well acquainted with the climbing equipment before the climb. I summited Island Peak on the morning of 14th October. The view from the top is wonderful and definitely worth the toil !!!