EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK WITH ISLAND PEAK CLIMBING.
Popularly known as Imjatse Peak in local. From Dingboche the mountain is seen as an island in a sea of Ice. The summit is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. The mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a small col. The ridge rising to the south point leads to the summit of Island Peak. The extension of this ridge descending southwest is the part of the normal route of ascent and leads to the South Summit. ImjaTse not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region. Seen from the summit the giant mountains, Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi-circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse and Amadablam in the south add more charm for climbing Island Peak.
Mountain region: Everest
Trip Duration: 19 Days
Trekking Duration: 16 Days
Highest altitude: 6189m, Island Peak.
Trip Grading: Strenuous
Mode of Trek: Teahouse /Lodge With Camping On Climb
Best Time: September / Oct/ Nov/ March/ April /May
Trek Starting point: Lukla
Trek Ending Point: Lukla
Day 01: Kathmandu (1337m).
Arrival receive at Tribhuvan International Airport. Welcome with Garland and transfer to hotel. Check into the hotel with welcome drink. In the evening, trekking program briefing. Overnight at a Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing.
After breakfast, start Kathmandu valley sightseeing including: Kathmandu Durbar Square & Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple). Afternoon, visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Rest of the day is for packing and preparation for trek. Overnight at a Hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) to Phakding (2610m) - 4 hours.
After breakfast, transfer to the domestic airport & fly about 35 minutes to Lukla. After lunch at Lukla, start trek to Phakding. Dinner & overnight at a trekkers lodge.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) – 6 hours
Trek to Namche Bazar. Dinner & overnight stay at a trekkers lodge.
Day 05: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3440m).
Namche Bazar Excursion. Visit Sherpa Museum. Visit Everest View Point. Dinner & overnight stay at a trekkers lodge.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m) – 6 hours
Magnificent view from the Konde to Khunde including Mt. Everest. Visit Tenboche Monastery. Dinner & overnight stay at a trekkers lodge.
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m) –6 hours
Trek through beautiful Alpine and Rhododendron Forest. Encounter endogenous animals and birds including Musk Dear, Blue Sheep and Lophophorus. Meet the real Mountain Sherpa People. Dinner & overnight stay at a trekkers lodge.
Day 08: Dingboche (4410m)
Day free (rest) for Acclimatization. Climbing NangkrTshang Peak (5616m). Visit Chhukung (Island Peak Base Camp/ view Point). Dinner & overnight stay at a trekkers lodge.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) - 6 hours
Trekking route turned into dry and stony Path. View of Beautiful and popular Khumbu Fall including close-up view of Mt. Everest. Dinner & overnight stay at a trekkers lodge.
Day 10: Lobuche to GorakhShep (5180m) - EBC Excursion-9 hours
Trek to GorakhShep about 4 hours following the rocky moraine path. View icy glacial pond and icebergs, down below of Khumbu Glacier. Pouch the trek at GorakhShep for Lunch and a short rest. Start trek to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) about 5 hours. Gently ascending with rough zigzag. Excursion of Everest Base Camp. Trek down to similarly descanting up to GorakhShep. Enjoy with delicious dinner. Dinner & overnight stay at a trekkers lodge.
Day 11: Gorakshep to Dingboche (4410m)-8 hours
Early morning climb to Kalapatthar peak (5545m). Come back for breakfast at lodge. After breakfast, trek back to Dingboche. Dinner & overnight stay at a trekkers lodge.
Day 12: Dingboche to Chhukung (4730m)-2 hours
After breakfast, trek to Chhukung (About 3 Hours). Rest of the day for rest and climbing equipment checking. Missing equipment can be purchase in Chhukung. Dinner & overnight stay at a trekkers lodge.
Day 13: Trek to island peak base camp (5080m) -3 hours
The trail crosses the river and follows the valley for approx. 4 hours, passing beneath the magnificent south face of Lhotse Base camp is by the side of the Imja glacier. Below steep grassy slopes which mark the start of the climb on Island Peak. Rest day climbing preparation from the climbing guide. Dinner and overnight at a tented camp.
Day 14: Climbing Island Peak - (6189m).-10 hours
Early in the morning about 2 AM open climbing crossing the gully above the camp. The trail makes a climb for another hour to a narrow ridge, leading on to the glacier. Here it is time to rope-up and put on our crampons as the most interesting part of the climb begins with the glacier crossing. This is followed by the steep snow slope that leads onto the summit ridge. This ridge is wonderfully airy and on reaching the summit we have stunning close-up views of the south face of Lhotse looming over us whilst in the other direction, there are more dramatic mountain views. We descend along the same route, down to base camp. Dinner and overnight at a tented camp
Day 15: Base Camp - Chhukung (4730m).-3 hours
Trek back to Chhukung about 3 hours. Dinner & overnight stay at a trekkers lodge.
Day 16: Chhukung - Namche (3440m). 8 hours
Trek to Namche bazar about 7 hours. Dinner & overnight stay at a trekkers lodge.
Day 17: Namche to Lukla -7 hours
Trek to Lukla about 7 hours. Dinner and overnight at trekkers lodge.
Day 18: Lukla - Katmhandu
Take an early morning flight back (35 Min) to Kathmandu. Arrival picks up and transfers to hotel. Overnight stay at a trekkers lodge.
Day 19: Departure
After breakfast, transfer to international airport for final departure
PACKAGE COST: Please write us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Package cost Includes:
- Airport/ Hotel/Airport pick up and drop by Private AC Vehicle.
- 03 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu at Hotel Manang or Similar on CP.
- Kathmandu valley sightseeing by the same vehicle.
- Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu airfare.
- 16 days trekking with English speaking experienced guide & Porter.
- Island Peak Climbing Fee, Garbage Deposit fee, Climbing Sherpa, Climbing Equipment; Main Rope, Ice- axe, harness, Crampon and all equipment.
- Insurance of Climbing Sherpa.
- Equipment for Base Camp or High Camp setup with Kitchen and High camp Cooke,
- Accommodation during the trekking the best available guest house or trekkers’ lodges.
- Three meals in a day with afternoon tea or coffee during the trekking period.
- Sagarmatha National Park Fee.
- Trekkers’ Information Management System(TIMS)
- All related insurance of guide & porters.
- Domestic airport taxes at Kathmandu and Lukla.
- All related taxes and service charges.
Package cost excludes:
- Lunch & Dinner at Kathmandu.
- Any personal nature cost, Beverages
- Personal Climbing Gears and Personal Insurance.
- Hot and Mineral water
- Any types’ soft drinks
- Person in total) & Tips.
Risk and Liabilities:
We will endeavor to make your program smooth and as pleasant as possible. However, the entire programs of trekking are on the ranges of great mountains. Therefore, ABC Adventures (P) Ltd shall not be responsible for any changes in the itineraries due to unavoidable circumstance and natural disasters such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snowing, cancellation of flight and delay, any types of sickness including altitude sickness. Any extra cost including there shall be borne by trekkers themselves.
Full trekking and travel insurance coverage for medicine, rescue evacuation, lost of belongs, and trip cancellation is strongly recommended.
Bring the following items with you:
Woolen gloves, Balaclava, Sun hat, Thermal wear, Water bottle, Woolen socks, Towel, Light Jacket, Down-Jacket, Sunglasses, Sun and cold cream, Torch with extra batteries / bulbs, Raincoat, Paper Soap, Sweater, Shirt / T-shirt, Trekking shoes, trekking stick, flip- flop, personal medicines and bandages ETC - as required.
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