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Island Peak

Season: Mid Oct-Nov & Mar-Apr Location: Everest (Khumbu) Altitude Max. 6,189 m Difficulty level Strenuous Grade Alpine grade PD+
Trip Fact

Destination      : Nepal (Everest Region)

Duration          : 20 Days

Style Of Trip   : Trek & Climbing

 

Accommodations
  • Kathmandu : 03 nights
  • Trek              : 14 nights Lodge
  • Climb            : 02 nights Camp
Meals
  • Breakfast : 19
  • Lunch       : 02
  • Dinner      : 02
Total Price
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Activities: Island Peak
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Trip code: FOTIPC
Trip Details
About Island Peak

Trip Highlights:

     

    • Sightseeing tours of Buddhist Monastery, Hindu Temple & and Old Palaces
    • Support of your expedition by our experienced staff.
    • Ample acclimatization periods in between trek days.
    • Beautiful Sherpa villages and monasteries around Everest region.
    • Introduction to the cultural and religious practices of the Sherpas.
    • A visit to the famous Tengboche Monastery
    • Fantastic sunset views over the Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar.
    • Views of the entire south face of Mt. Everest.
    • Panoramic views of Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lobuche West (6,145m), Mt. Nuptse,Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Everest.
    • A visit to the Everest Base Camp
    • Climbing one of the most popular peak of Nepal Island Peak (6,189 m) with awesome mountain view

You will be warmly greeted by our representative at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu upon your arrival. After escorting to your designated hotel in the city you’ll be assisted in checking into your room. Before checking in, the timing and location for a briefing session concerning your trip will be arranged. After such briefing, which will include a quick check of your personal trekking gears by our experts, you’ll have the afternoon/evening of that day all for yourself.

Overnight in a hotel.

Includes: Airport transfer & Accommodation

In the morning after breakfast and preparation of the trek, the city guide will pick you up and then drive you to SWAYABUNATH stupa which is perched atop a hill on the western edge of Kathmandu valley. This is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas said to be 2,000 years old.  After we drive 18 km east to an ancient palace of BHAKTAPUR filled with monuments, most terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces and temples. We end our day with a visit to Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine PASHUPATINATH.  We will have some time to do last minute shopping before leaving for the trek.

Overnight at the hotel

Includes: Accommodation, Breakfast & Private Vehicle for sightseeing tour, local guide and entrance fee during the sightseeing tour

Our trek program commences today with an exciting 35 minutes mountain flight to Lukla (2,800 m) from where we start walking through the beautiful mountainous Sherpa land. Our nearly 6 hours walk today will reach us to village of Monjo (2,840 m). Walk will be through villages, community forest, crossing rivers on a metal suspension bridge with Kusum Kangru peak (6,367 m) towering at the backdrop; mani walls, chortens & boulders carved with Tibetan mantras and brightly painted prayer wheels.

Overnight at the lodge.

Includes: Airport transfers, local guide, porter support , simple accommodation with breakfast, permit and conservation park fee

The walk today to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) will comprise of around 4 hours. Initially the trail is gentle but gets you involved with high and long climbs at later stages actually taking you from a safe altitude to an area which can pose risks of altitude sickness. Hence, avoiding exhaustion by taking your time and moving slowly is advised. Trail passes through enormous granite bluff, carved with mantras in huge Tibetan characters, crosses Dudh Kosi river on a suspension bridge then walk through pine forest to famous Namche Bazaar for an overnight stay.

Overnight at the lodge.

Includes: Local guide, porter support, simple accommodation, permit and conservation park fee

Today is an acclimatization day and it is important for your body before proceeding towards higher elevation.   There are many possibilities for this day depending on your health.  There are options for going out for short hike to make your body more comfortable before going towards the higher elevation. Or we can just explore the wonderful Namche Bazaar with stunning mountain views surrounding the area. Overnight at the lodge.

Includes: Local guide, porter support, simple accommodation, permit and conservation park fee

Trek today is to Debuche which is around 6 hours walk.  It climbs up steeply towards northwesterly direction, and then goes along the Dudh Koshi River with some great views of mountains.  We cross the tiny settlement of Kangjuma then descend to a bridge across the Imja River at Phunki. After, we climb a long ridge to Tyangboche (3,860 m) from where you can get the fantastic view of the Himalayas.   We will also visit the famous Tengboche monastery then after we continue our walk below the bakery through a forest of conifers and rhododendrons to Debuche for an overnight stay.

Includes: Local guide, porter support, simple accommodation, permit and conservation park fee

Today we follow the trail which goes through dense rhododendron forest, then cross the suspension bridge hanging above Imja Khola.  After, the trail climbs to Pangboche through mani wall and white stupa. From the trail you can have a great view of the Ama Dablam mountain. Continue following the trail of the Imja Khola, then cross an enormous mural of Guru Rinpoche to the small Sherpa village of Shomare for lunch break.  After, we walk very gradually for couple of hours gaining altitude to quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche.  From here you can have a great view of Lhotse, Island Peak and Ama Dablam mountains.

Overnight at the lodge.

Includes: Local guide, porter support, simple accommodation with breakfast, permit and conservation park fee

By now your body has been quite acclimatized, yet it is always a good idea to spend another night at Dingboche. This will prepare you considerably for a climb to a higher elevation. So today we visit a small summer settlement called Chhukung (4,730 m) with an option open for climbing up the Chhukung Ri (5,800 m). Once atop the Chhukung Ri, you can have magnificent views of the Island Peak (6,189 m), towers of Mt. Lhotse above the north, Amphu Laptse Pass (5,780 m) flanked by the immense ice walls dominating views towards the south. Overnight at the lodge.

Includes: Local guide, porter support, simple accommodation with breakfast, permit and conservation park fee

On our way to Lobuje (4,930 m) today, we come across magnificent views of Tawachee and Cholatse (6440 m). Lobuje which is a summer village boasts several hotels and its trail is reported to be the habitat of the snow leopard and the renowned “Yeti”.

 

For nearly an hour the trail climbs straight up the rough terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier covered with parched and desolate surroundings with fingers of ice and snow dropping down sheer mountain walls on all sides. The area has rows of stone monuments built in memory of Sherpas who died in an avalanche during the 1970 Japanese skiing expedition on Everest including BabuChhiri Sherpa (10 times Everest summitter) & Scott Fisher who died in 1996 Everest disaster.  While crossing the ridge from here, you will have a great view of the Pumori peak (7,165 m) before continuing our climb up to the north over loose moraine and finally arriving at Lobuje. Overnight at the lodge.

Includes: Local guide, porter support, simple accommodation, breakfast, permit and conservation park fee

It’s going to be quite an ordeal today, in terms of both mental and physical exhaustion, as we further climb towards higher altitude. But don’t you fret already, because while walking through the ‘off beaten’ trail via the Italian Project, you will be pleasantly rewarded with fantastic views of the Khumbu glaciers, Mt. Pumori (7,400 m), Lola and Link Tring(Tibetan mountains), Nuptse and the mighty Mt. Everest.

 

Upon arriving at Gorak Shep around lunch time, you will have nearly 3 hours break. After enjoying your lunch you will gradually start your climb to Kala Patthar (5,545 m). Once atop, you can then watch awesome views of the sunset unfolding over the Himalayas, which momentarily will make you feel like you’re actually in Heaven. The view of course is subject to weather conditions. (approx.4 hrs) Overnight at the lodge.

Includes: Local guide, porter support, simple accommodation, breakfast, permit and conservation park fee

Today we walk to the base camp (5,360 m) of the world highest peak Mt. Everest (8,848 m). From the north end of Gorak Shep, you follow the trail across the Khumbu Glacier where you’ll see numerous prayers flags wedged between rocks at the bottom of the Khumbu Icefall (5,340 m).  The trek to the Everest Base Camp is not going to be anything spectacular- but you will have a great view of Khumbu Ice Fall. During the spring time you’ll be greeted with an atmosphere which is fascinating in itself. You’ll see climber groups from various countries eating, reading, playing cards and doing everything possible to kill their time while they wait for the green signal to commence their climb to the summit. After spending some time we return down to Lobuje.

Overnight at the lodge.

Includes: Local guide, porter support, simple accommodation with breakfast, permit and conservation park fee

Today after breakfast, we start our journey ascending in the southeast direction towards Khumbu glacier moraine. After, we will descend on a slope hill towards the remnants of Pokalde mountain glaciers. Continue our journey towards the pass through sharp ascent on the stone field and trail covered with icy snow. From the pass you can have an incredible mountain views of Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,463 m), Ama Dablam (6,814 m) and many others. Then we have a long descent to Chhukhung passing through beautiful nameless lake, twist and turn trail and wide valley shaped by the gigantic glacier.

Overnight at the lodge.

Includes: Local guide, porter support, simple accommodation with breakfast, permit and conservation park fee

After having a wonderful breakfast, it’s time we start for an exciting climb.  Trail initially goes towards the south then slowly turns east towards the main valley.  It is quite a nice trail which goes along the stream.  Then we walk towards huge rock crossing Imja and Lhotse glacier moraine for our overnight stay in the camp. This is a short day walk giving ample time for your body to rest and acclimatize. From the base camp you can have a great view of the southwestern face of Island peak.

Includes: Local guide, porter support,  accommodation in a tented camp with breakfast, lunch & Dinner, permit and conservation park fee

Today is the final day of the summit, its starts quite early in the morning as it is important to reach the summit before noon or else there will be strong winds which will. The trail goes up beyond the base camp for several hundred meters before striking off the steep hillside. Then the trail becomes narrow and then goes through steep rock channel. After it goes up  on a rocky gully before heading towards the right.  It continues to go up the rocky ridge before reaching the base of the glacier. From here, we use rope to continue climbing up the glacier till South Ridge is reached. Then we walk on the superb, classic ridge to the summit which offers outstanding views of Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam and Baruntse. After spending some time in the summit getting some wonderful shots of the mountains we slowly descend down to base camp and then if the timing is okay we walk to Chhukung for an overnight stay in the lodge.

Includes: Local guide, porter support, accommodation in a tented camp with breakfast, lunch & Dinner, permit and conservation park fee

This is a backup day in case of bad weather or any other thing.

Includes: Local guide, porter support, accommodation in a tented camp with breakfast, lunch & Dinner, permit and conservation park fee

We retreat down to Debuche along the river with breathtaking views of Ama Dablam.  Overnight in a lodge.

Includes: Local guide, porter support, accommodation in a simple lodge, permit and conservation park fee

Today we continuing retreating back to Monjo.  Overnight in a lodge.

Includes: Local guide, porter support, accommodation in a simple lodge with breakfast, permit and conservation park fee

Today is the final day of our trek.  We trek back to Lukla for an overnight stay.

Includes: Local guide, porter support, accommodation in a simple lodge with breakfast, permit and conservation park fee

Early morning take a flight back to KATHMANDU and transfer to the hotel.  Overnight at the hotel.

Includes: Breakfast, local guide, airport pick up and transfer to the hotel, accommodation

As per the flight schedule we transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.

Includes: Breakfast and airport transfer

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