Island Peak & EBC - Logistics As well as your Leader, we'll be supported by local English-speaking Sherpa guides; for the climbing phase we’ll have a 1:3 guide:client ratio. Local porters will carry your main personal gear (e.g. sleeping bags, spare footwear) in a duffel bag or rucksack. You'll carry only what you need for each day's trekking in a small rucksack. All food on the trail is provided, and we will eat in the teahouses that we stay in overnight.