On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with warm welcome then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city. After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed, explore the town yourself. dinner and stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Morning after breakfast join the other groups for briefing on Island Peak Climb and Trekking, our guide offers you with useful important information regarding trek/climbing and your stay in Nepal with us.
After briefing, depart from the hotel for exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest, Kathmandu city and its valley steeped with historical and religious monuments temples and monasteries listed as World Heritage Sites.
After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax with preparation for Island Peak Climb and Everest Base Camp trekking.
Briefing: Later in the afternoon, the whole group is briefed about the trekking. We are checking all the equipment for the trek. If something it’s not appropriate enough we can provide, rent or help to buy it here.
Once all the equipment is checked and we are sure you go up there well dressed, we have the welcome dinner with the whole group.
Starting early morning transfer to domestic airport for short and scenic flight to Lukla, taking a smaller aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) during 30 minutes on air with amazing panorama of Himalayan series of peaks with Mt. Everest, as the plane lands on its unique uphill runways reaching at Tenzing & Hillary airport in Lukla.
From here a slow start with few hours of walks on downhill past many Sherpa farm villages with well tended crops and vegetable fields and terraces with occasional views of snowcapped peaks of Kwangde and Kusum Khanguru, and then reaching our first overnight stop of the trek at Phakding in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge located by the raging Dudh Kosi River.
Today with long uphill walk to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, starting with gradual walk following Dudh Kosi River upstream crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village.
Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese while Sherpa calls Chomolungma (of Tibetan origin) in both languages means ‘Great Mother’, from here a pleasant walk on river bed then climb for few hours into forested trail with views of snow capped peaks, as this scenic walk reaches you at exciting Namche Bazaar.
A rest day at Namche Bazaar for necessary acclimatization, before heading higher area an ideal spot for free day at this height above 3,440 m high.
In Namche spend the day with scenic hike to view points on top Namche facing Mt. Everest-Amadablam and other range of peaks, afternoon explore the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market once a week.
From Namche walk leads on gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse River at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, afternoon uphill climb into rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks.
After few hours of climb/walk uphill reaching at Tengboche Monastery, enjoy marvelous views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande with magnificent Amadablam, afternoon with time to visit its interesting monastery and observe monks and priest on prayer. Stay overnight in Tengboche.
From Pheriche catching super panorama of mountains then head downhill within lush and green woodland to reach a metal bridge over Imjatse River, from here uphill to Pangboche, the last permanent Sherpa farm village before Island Peak and Everest base camp, as our walk leads to Somare for lunch with super views of Amadablam at close distance, and then heading on gradual path with short climb to reach at Pheriche windy valley for overnight stop.
At Pheriche located above 4,240 m within beautiful valley views of Amadablam including Lhotse and stunning Taboche and Cholatse peaks, Pheriche with many good fine lodges here you can visit HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) office with a small medical post.
On leaving Pheriche walking on the valley end, and then with short climb to a ridge to reach at Thugla (Dugla), here trail from Pheriche valley and Dingboche joins towards Everest Base Camp.
From Thugla stunning views of Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, Amadablam, after a lunch break and rest climb leads up to terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier coming a across many memorials of unfortunate climbers died on mountain of Khumbu, from here continue walk to Lobuche for overnight stop.
Today our adventure takes you at Everest Base Camp our main goal and highlight of the trip walking for few hours with short steep climb in between glacier and moraine, then reaching at Gorakshep, beneath lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapathar rocky hill.
Walk continues towards Everest base camp, at base camp enjoy views of massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after an exciting time with experience of a lifetime retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.
Early morning climb on top Kalapathar at above 5,545 m, highest point on trekking with magnificent views of mountains includes Mt. Everest at close distance, after a great time on top descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk to Thugla, from here downhill to Imjatse valley with nice scenic walk towards Dingboche in the comfort of nice cozy lodge for overnight stay.
After an early morning breakfast from here uphill to Imjatse valley with nice scenic walk towards the last human settlement at Chhukung in the comfort of nice cozy lodge before Island Peak base camp. If the afternoon after lunch you can day hike up to Chhukung Peak.
After a wonderful stop in cozy lodge at Chhukung, today onward for few days in tents camping for few nights till the climb is done, morning walk leads to our main highlight and goal to Island Peak base camp located in a scenic spot at Parshya Gab, here setting our camps with afternoon free to practice climbing with our expert guide.
Real thrill and adventure starts heading higher to establish a high or advance camp above 5,400 m high, to make the climb much accessible and shorter, morning leaving the base camp towards high camp climb above moraine towards an open gully, located between two well defined ridges to reach at high camp beneath a small hanging glacier above 5,400 m high.
Here with time in the afternoon for final preparations for the big climb next early morning.
Starting very early before break of dawn where climb begins to reach top of Island peak above 6,160 m / 20,328 ft high with PD + grade as taken from French and Swiss Alpine Climbing System, as our guide leads you across a broad open gully, following snow-covered glacier, avoiding serac and crevasses climbing northwards over snow covered scree in the margin between a glaciers facing a top ridge.
Climb continues crossing a gully with some stone with icefall danger, a steep snow and ice ramp leads you above 100 meters high (300 ft) to reach its main summit, as strenuous climb takes you on top our final and major highlight of the adventure.
Enjoy the views and success of a lifetime experience as you great dreams accomplished with great successful climb facing awesome panorama of giant peaks with Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Lhotse 8,501 m, Mt. Amadablam 6,856 m, Mt. Makalu 8, 463 m, Chamlang and Baruntse peaks, after a great climb feeling in high spirit descend safely on the same route back to base camp.
Every member and staff should be at base camp on this day to clean up the garbage to hand over designated SPPC personal (Sagarmatha Pollution Project Control). Trek to Chhukung for overnight stay.
After getting organized our return route leads towards Imjatse valley with scenic views as walk proceeds towards Dingboche to reach at Tengboche for lunch break.
From Tengboche walk downhill with short up to reach at Namche Bazaar with grand views of Everest and Amadablam includes other close peaks then reaching at Namche for overnight stop after a pleasant walk of short ups and downs.
Our last day walk of the great adventure, morning starts with long descend towards Sagarmatha National Park entrance at Monjo village and then crossing a long bridge to reach at Phakding.
From Phakding towards Lukla as walk leads ups and downhill with last climb of an hour to reach at Lukla for last overnight stop in Khumbu and Everest region.
From Lukla an early morning flight to Kathmandu with panorama of mountains views all the way to Kathmandu, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back into your hotel with free afternoon to relax after a great and wonderful time on Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Today a free day in Kathmandu reserved as extra day in case of flight delay and cancellation in Lukla, due to unfavorable bad weather conditions which can occur sometimes as Himalaya weather can be unpredictable.
If all goes well as per our guideline set itinerary, one can enjoy this day relaxing or with individual extra activities or book for another exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest.
Your last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations. Our staff or guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great adventure on Island Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp Trekking.
To provide you a reasonable price, we need some number of persons into a group to minimize your cost on hotel, transportation and any other alternation in your itinerary. Departure dates available for online booking are as below where price given is per person and international flight is not included. If given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for private trip, firstname.lastname@example.org, Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner will happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.
Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit for you. We recommend you to reserve a seat for you by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.
Depending upon the itinerary chosen straight way to Island Peak, or visiting Everest base camp, before the climb. Normally it takes 3-4 days from the base camp to reach the summit adding extra high camp with rest day preparation for the climb with acclimatization days. Walk from Lukla to Island Peak with climb takes 11 to 12 days, not counting the return walk back to Lukla. Overall total of 14 to 15 days from Lukla to Lukla.
If arriving from international flight to Kathmandu, you will be received by our staff at the airport, for short transfer to your hotels. Where you will meet with other members of the Island Peak climb for briefing provided by our guide and leader.
Island Peak or Imjatse Himal towers high at 6,189 m / 20,305 feet, the climbing grade is PD + means Per Difficule with plus, a French / Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems. A straight forward climb with some technical difficulty to negotiate on route to the summit. Where all climbers requires adequate climbing gear for the safe climb and descend.
Normally an average person in good physical shape and in sound health can join in for the climb. Climbers of previous experience will be an advantage, for beginners we will have extra days for practice climb. Where our expert guide will support you all the way to the summit and back safely.
Medical and Travel Insurance, should cover any means of fastest transportation like using Helicopter service. Travel insurance should cover in case of flight delay and cancellation due to bad weather condition.
Certainly yes, as mentioned above for immediate evacuation in case of emergency situation if arise. The evacuation insurance usually applies for using helicopter service and medical treatments in Kathmandu or near about.
It is best to buy the insurance from your home country with reliable insurance companies. It can be done in Kathmandu as well, but to save time and money better to purchase from home before arriving in Kathmandu for the trip.
Can easily contact with your close one, relatives or friends where you can buy local cell phone re-charge card in Kathmandu. It works all around the country, or use your guide phone or from the nearest lodge, where STD / ISTD or SAT Phone is available. One can contact through Trekking Planner as well in case of emergency situation.
Facilities for charging batteries and electronic gadgets, available throughout the trek staying in a lodge, either by main hydroelectricity or solar power, where you need to pay as per hour and per gadgets. The last place on this trip is at Chukung a small settlement with lodge having solar power. At base camp for few days without any electricity power. The best is carrying a portable solar panel as the sun is bright around highest altitude for you to charge your gadgets.
Depending upon size of a group, for less than 4 people one climbing guide as well with second guide to take care of the client requirement. For more than 6 to 10 people, will have 2-3 guides including the main lead and climbing guide.
All types of visitors who are eager for adventure, trekking or climb to smaller peaks, mainly trekkers who have been in Nepal with us before or fresh new clients looking for the right company and for right types of adventure holidays that we offer. As for Island Peak climb from beginners in climbing to veteran mountaineers joins with Trekking Planner for the climb or any other adventure around Himalayas.
It is not possible for any trekking peaks climb, all visitors for challenging treks and climb needs to join with reputed local companies for one safety as well to enjoy the trip. For other normal trekking can be done arranging your own private trip, but for trekking peaks climb, have to join with a company guided by expert licensed guides. Trekking Planner will arrange a private trip for interested clients with tailor made itinerary as per your holiday duration in Nepal.
No need for oxygen on trekking peak climb, however for your own safety can carry for personal use of needed. Oxygen cylinder is not included in our trip to Island Peak or any other trekking peaks, except on major mountaineering expeditions above 7, 000 m high peaks.
No need for altitude medication, the only medicine on the trip is walking slowly with enough rest days for acclimatization at certain heights. However, one can carry Diamox, approved by your doctor or medical personal. Let your guide and leader know about the medicine that you need to take.
The baggage limit on smaller aircraft is maximum 20 kg, including your hand bags, need to pay for extra weight. On treks all heavier baggage is carried by our strong porters and pack animals. What you carry for the day is about 5 kg or more depending upon the weather wise with your personal items to carry.
Four seasons sleeping bags that can withstand -20 degree cold, especially on camping for the climb for few nights only. Rest of the trekking days overnights in a nice cozy lodge which will be warmer than outside freezing temperatures and away from wind-chill factor. Can ask for extra blankets if needed while spending overnights in a lodge on route to Island Peak.
Yes, one needs to carry all required equipment for the trek and climb as recommended by Trekking Planner clothing list as well for climbing.
Yes, we can provide with clothing or other essential items required for the trek and climb, please contact us before you depart from your country. Some of the gear can be bought and hired in Kathmandu also before the trek departure.
The lodges that we provide are standard local lodge, with common or attached bath. However most lodges do have common bath / toilets after Namche Bazaar due to cold and harsh country. Yes you can stay in single room where available, for this needs to inform us on booking, which cost extra for using single supplement in rooms or in tents.
While staying in lodges before the climb, most lodges do have comprehensive food menu to choose from. Continental, Oriental, Chinese, Indian, Nepalese to Tibetan or Sherpa meals. Some places do have Italian, Mexican food available as per the menu provided, includes fresh bakeries like cakes and pies on order.
The taste and flavor on all food and meals taste provided differ from one lodge to another, as well altitude wise also. Overall all meals / food prepared are hygienic and safe according to your taste.
Yes hot showers available throughout the trip, while staying in lodge up to Chukung before Island Peak base camp. Where one need to pay extra for the showers used, the price will differ from one place to another as you reach higher destination. As for laundry available at Namche Bazaar, needs time for the laundry to dry, the best place is at Namche while having extra or rest day.
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