“A climbing journey of island Peak and Everest Base camp trek offers white snow capped highest Himalayas of Everest region”
This is an Adventures journey of Everest Base Camp trek and Island Peak climbing riches into the heart land of Sherpas of Khumbu valley offering towering Himalayas. Located on the same region of Everest the Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak Climb acknowledge you the traditional Sherpa culture their climbing experiences and life style. We have planned this itinerary efficiently care of proper gradual acclimatization at appropriate stops. Before submit if the peak you will explore he most liked trek to Everest Base Camp on the elevation of 5357m and another exciting view point called Kalapatthar on the elevation of 5545m.This journet starts with a scenic flight Kathmandu to Lukla airstrip.
The island peak is technically very easy as it presents best views from its summit. From the top the massive mountain of Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse Middle (8,410m), Makalu (8,475m) and other several peaks including Mt Everest are visible. The moderate Island peak climb was named by Eric Shipton in 1952. Island Peak climbing and Everest base Camp trek is also a chance to gain the knowledge of Himalayan living as it fulfills the dream of the climbers who are looking of excitement of adventure. You are required to be very physically fit and energetic to do this trip and it is challenging venture.
Day 01: Pick up from Kathmandu airport and trek preparations
On the arrival you are required to work on visa in Kathmandu airport. Right after that please look for our representative together with an Adventure Discovery Treks & Expedition (p) Ltd show board at the arrival gate who is waiting for welcoming you. Transfer to Hotel.
Note: You can add one more extra day in Kathmandu for sightseeing – Only if you are interested.
Day 02: Kathmandu- Lukla & Trek to Fakding [2,610m/8561ft] – 4 hours walk.
The early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m) from Kathmandu domestic airport where our trek begins from, roughly 35 minute’s pleasing flight takes us to Lukla airport and we meet other porters and manage the bags. After breakfast in Lukla then our trek goes down from Lukla gate first and we arrive Chaurikharka then trek ahead faintly up hill beside Dhudh Koshi River to Fakding for 4 hours crossing Choplung, Thado Koshi Gaon and Ghat, etc. fakding for over night stay
Day 03: Fakding To Namche Bazaar [3,440m/11,283ft] 6 hours walks
All from side to side the thin tropical forest passing pine trees and crossing more than a few suspension bridges at the Dhudh Koshi River & passing Benkar, Chumoa and Manjoo village lastly we turn up to Jorsalle Sagarmatha (Everest) National park check post. After trek goes further on we meet the meeting spot of Dhudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers. The last element to Namche is steep up from the bottom of river through jungle for about 3 hours. We also may have look Everest top on the climb if weather is clear. We arrive to Namche- The main Sherpa heartland.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche bazaar – hike around
On our acclimatization day of Everest Base Camp trek- Hiking to Everest View hotel would be a grand idea to view the Everest Himalayan range and also for getting used to. The hike to Khumjung village through Syangboche airstrip also best hike to explore local school. At Namche top close to Army headquarter here is a Tourist visitor’s center where you can study about the living thing can be found around Everest Himalayan range and about Sherpa climbers as well some mountain information. To find administration offices, ATMs, Internet, supermarkets and restaurants you may take walk around Namche Bazar too.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche [3,860m/12,661ft] 5 hours walks
The trek from Namche presents easy flat trail on high above (Left side) of Dhudh Koshi River in starting transitory more than a few turnings and with the view of Mt. Everest Top (8,848m) Mt. Nuptese (7,864m) Mt. Ama dablam and Mt. Lhotse (8,501m) as well as other snow capped mountains. Crossing Kayangjuma and Sansa the trek slightly goes down to Phungi Tenga small town on the side of River with few tea houses. Then trek goes steep climb to Tengboche through the forest. Tengboche is spectacular place with monastery and bounded by white peaks. We will have short visit to Tengboche Monastery in the evening around 5 pm. Stay overnight at Tengboche.
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche [4360m/14,301ft]
Today, first part goes down through forest until we cross the small bridge the trek slightly goes up and arrives at Pangboche village. Afterwards we might have our lunch at Orsho. We will see the first view of Mt. Pumori (7,165m) from Orsho then we fallow the wide valley and arrives the meeting point of trail to Phiriche and Dingboche. We take right trail and cross the small river and short steep climbs before arrive at Dingboche. Dingboche located is an open valley offers the view of Island peak (6,189m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,814m) Mt. Lhotse (8,501m) Thamserku Himalayan range (Stay Overnight.
Day 07: Another rest day at Dingboche
This is not rest day, it means we steep hike to either high above to Dingboche Ri top viewing the Dingboche village which is close to Nuptse or take easy hike to Chhukung (4,743m) through the wide valley. If you make effort ahead there is two different lovely Imja Tso & Chokarmo Tso lake close to Island peak base camp (But will be too long about 8 to 9 hours go and back altogether) The village Chukung offers close view of island peak, Lotse and Ama Dablam. The village Chukung looks like deserts without any green trees. We trek back down to Dingboche.
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche [4,940m/16,203ft] – 6 hours walk
After breakfast we take short steep hike first and arrive at yak farm on wide valley enjoying the Tawache Peak (6,542m) and Cholatse peak (6,440m) view on left side. Gradually up hill on high above Phiriche valley. Before we arrive at Dhugla we will have chance to see Mt. Pumori again. Then trek descends shortly to small stream to cross the wooded bridge and short uphill to Dhugla for lunch. Then trek goes on steep up to Thughla pass top where array of stones and prayers flags has putted as memory of American climber Acott Fischer. Now the trek goes pretty flat to Lobuche along the Khumbu glacier viewing View point Kala Patthar (5,545m), Khumbutse (6,639m) Pumori (7,165m) as well other Himalayan view to Lobuche. Lobuche is Located on the lap of Lobuche east peak (6,090m), Stay overnight at Lobuche.
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorek Shep [5,181m/16,994ft] –Everest Base camp [5,364m/17,594ft] – Gorek Shep 7 – 8 hours.
Keep on trekking along the left side of Khumbu glacier crossing pyramid symbol post and additional view of north rim of Everest next to Khumbutse and Pumori. Also we catch the view of Kala Patthar after hiking steeply stony trail up to the top through the stream of Changri Glacier. As we arrive at the Gorek Shep we keep our bags and keep on for Hike to Everest base Camp passing several short up and down hills. We won’t be seeing Mt Everest from base camp so we got to climb Kala Patthar next day morning. But still Khumbu ice fall, Khumbu glacier, Mt. Pumori, Khumbutse and several white peaks views from Everest Base camp makes worth of it. Now, we trek back to Gorak Shep.
Day: 10: Gorekshep to Kala Patthar [5,545m/18,188ft]-Dingboche [4,280m]
An early morning climb required to get Kala Patthar (Black Rock) to see the stunning views of Mt. Everest. The Pumori (7,165m) from Kala Patthar is in very close distance. One more time we have look the enormous Mt Khumbutse (6,639m), Lingtren peak(6,749m) Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt Lhotse Shar (8,393m), Lhotse (8,501m) on the east side Mt Nuptse (7,864m), Mt Ama Dablam (6,814m) on south side, Cholatse peak, Tawache peak on the west side and Mt Pumori and Changri on the north side. Sitting on a rock and our eyes talking view and wondering one massive to another, we trek down to Gorekshep for breakfast and start back to Dingboche crossing Lobuche and Dhugla. Mostly downhill today to Phireche from Gorekshep, Stay over night
Day 11: Dongboche to Chhukung [4760m/15613ft]
The short day for 3 hours walks to starts with breakfast and enjoying with Ama Dablam Mountain in right side to Chhukung. The trail is gently goes up from Dingboche on wide valley without green tress and forests. We reach Chhukung for lunch and rest of the day as rest time. Stay overnight.
Day 12: Chhukung to Island peak base Camp [5200m/17056ft] 5 hours
The trail from Chhuking guides quite vertical hiking south then rotating east to the major row of the gorge. It then storms slong or underneath the south side of the valley from the Lhotse Glacier. We carry on little enjoyable walking along a riverside. The way to the Amphu Lapcha lies to the southeast. A cross road through Imja and Lhotse glacier base show the ways to a broad vale to the south west edge of Island peak. Stay overnight at Island peak Base Camp.
Day 13: Base Camp to High camp of Island peak [5,600m/18,368ft] 5 hours
This day as we are in high altitude slowly we shift to Island peak high Camp. Trail guides up further that base camp for more than a few hundred meters previous to arresting off left up the sheer hillside. Originally dirty, the trail twists to land before becoming boulder scattered. Then we climb the hill again path goes steep rock channel. Overnight stay high Camp.
Day 14: High Camp to Peak summit and Back to Chhukung. 9 hours
Let’s began our climbing a very early morning as winds blows at day time at the top. We start the rocky part. This part is not hard part but short-short rock steps to climb. Those guides to an exciting and uncovered navigate onto the muzzle of the Island Peak glacier, the leader (Guide) fix the rope wherever needed then a step towards snow grades goes ahead on to the top edge. Then we back down to Chhukung and stay overnight
Day 15: Chhukung – Pangboche – Tengboche – Namche Bazaar [3,440m/11,283ft] 6 – 7hours walk
We trek down from Chhukung to Dingboche to Orso by crossing Khumbu Khola and catch again the green forests of Rhododendron and Juniper trees. We either will have our lunch at Tenhboche or keep trek to Phunki Tenga. After lunch we clomb again to Sansa through forests. Then our trek becomes easy and flat to Namche. Enjoing the view of mountains again we are hurried to take hot shower bath and sleep in comfort bed in Namche. Stay Overnight at Namche
Day 16 : Namche to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft)
The trail leads steeply down from Namche to Jorsalle through the pine trees and rocky land. After crossing suspension bridge of Dhud koshi we reach the Jorsalle check post to check out our permits and TIMS. By today the day will be warm and cozy. Crossing Manjoo village to fakding we break here for lunch and continue our trek to Lukla. The final walk close to lukla from Phakding is steep up. Overnight at Lukla
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu
The long Island peak climbing trip ends with flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. The early morning flight transmits us at Kathmandu airport. You can take rest and relax at the hotel. If you are interested to buy some gifts from Nepal to your friends explore the shops nearby hotel or make effort the main tourist hub Thamel where you find any desirable things. If you want to explore other places of Kathmandu please manage time for that today!
Day 18: Final Departure to your own destinations
Your Nepal trip has come at the end as this is your last day. There is nothing to do but you can manage pictures. Still if you have any more time and desire to explore any place you like please do let us know. Normally 3 hours before your flight time to get airport is required in Nepal. So we transmit you to Kathmandu Airport. Have wonderful life and hope to see you again in Nepal.
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