Ktm - Lukla - Namche - Dingboche - Lobuche - Gorakhshep - Island Base Camp - Climb and return
- Best Trekking Peak in Everest Region Nepal.
- Popular Trekking Destinations Everest Base Camp 5364M.
- Fantastic Viewpoint Kala Patthar 5555M to see Mt. Everest.
- Sherpa Inhabitant with their Various Cultures.
- Can see Musk deer, Blue sheep, Jharal, Monkey, Different kinds of Birds.
Island Peak Climbing is a very popular climbing destination in the Khumbu Region of Nepal. Eric Shipton`s party name Island Peak in 1951. Later in 1983, the peak name as Imja Tse. This Itinerary is very professional. Before summiting the peak, we also take you to the very popular trekking destinations Everest Base Camp 5364m. And best viewpoint Kala Patthar 5555mtrs for the acclimatization as well as awesome views of Mt. Everest and many others. After enjoying the magnificent views of Mt. Everest 8848m and surrounding peaks from Kala Patthar.
After descending from base camp to Dingboche 4410mthen to Chhukung 4730m and prepare for the Island Peak Summit. The peak is part of the south fold of Lhotse Sahar and the mainland forms a half-circle of cliffs that rise to the north summits of Lhotse Shar, Middle Peak, Lhotse, and Nuptse. Cho Oyu and Makalu lie to the east of the Island Peak. Baruntse, Amphu, and Ama Dablam lie to the south.
In Island Peak Climbing, we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla then our trek start to walk following through the Dudh Kosi continue to Namche Bazaar. This well-known settlement of the welcoming Sherpa people, colorful festivals, and the Buddhist monasteries with colorful prayer flags. The region is known as Khumbu and has been bounded in the Sagarmatha National Park, the world heritage site then we submit an Island Peak, after that our trek back to Dingboche, Pangboche, Tyangboche, Namche, Phakding to Lukla from where we catch the plane to Kathmandu.
30 Min. Hotel
Well, come to Himalayas Nepal! We pick up you from Tribhuvan International Airport and drop to your hotel where you had booked. After resting some hours and we come there to brief about our programme.
2-3 hrs Lodge
We fly to Lukla 2800mtrs after 30 minutes and we prepare our luggage to make easy to carry for the helper and start to walk through Khumbu flat and trek for about three to four hours to Phakding overnight at lodge.
5-6 hrs Lodge
After breakfast we start to walk and continue uphill along the bank of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river with on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags and reaching the village of Monju the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. When entering the National park boundary we walk down and a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Dudh-Koshi river to Jorsalle village and after Jorsalle again crosses Dudh Kosi then trail climbs steeply with breathing views to last village Namche Bazaar as well as can see Mt.Everest way to Namche. Namche is a prosperous trading town and gateway to the Khumbu region.
Namche Bazaar (3440mtrs) is the unofficial capital of the Khumbu region of Nepal and is acclimatization point for trekkers and climbers heading for Mount Everest base camp. Namche Bazaar is the best point to acclimatization pushing u to go Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lake or other destination for all trekkers. You have full day leisure so we also take an interesting side hike up to Everest View Point hotel which is 400mtrs up from Namche Bazaar to see wonderful panoramic view as well as Mt.Everest , Amadablam, Thamserku , Kongde and others snow peaks and they services of ATM`s, trekking shops, Internet café, restaurant , bakery and colorful shop with different varieties market each Friday and Saturday. Also, you can visit Sherpa Museum as well a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and overnight at Namche Bazaar.
5-6 hrs Lodge
We start after delicious breakfast, our trek with pleasant walking through the pine and Rhododendron forest toward a magnificent view of Mt. Everest 8848mtrs, Nupse 7879mtrs, Lhotse 8516mtrs, Ama Dablam 6856mtrs, Thamserku, and Kwangde peak with the view of the eastern snow capped mountains. Our trail follows on the few ups and downs overlooking magnificent view of the awesome Himalayas. Walking through this day we can see the wild animal like pheasant, musk deer, blue ship and Himalayan Thar. The trail passing down to Kayangjuma and eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction to go Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. Then the trail follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags wood bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Tanga to have a lunch. After having a lunch at Phunki Tanga, we climb uphill of pine forest and reach Buddhist Monastery place of Tengboche. We can visit the monastery in pray time and overnight at lodge.
5-6 hrs Lodge
The trail descends to Debuche, winding through the Rhododendron forest to Debuche and crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climb up to Pangboche thousands of Chorten with stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the traditional Sherpa village of Pheriche with its fantastic views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Pheriche is also the gateway to Everest Base Camp and overnight at lodge.
This is second rest day you have help to push up your destination of trek and Island Peak. You can utilize your full day resting or there are some places where you can hike for a day trip to Nagarjun viewpoint, a fantastic view for many high mountains including Mt. Makalu 8475mtrs, Ama Dablam 6856mtrs, Island peak 6183mtrs, Tawache 6367mtrs, Cholatche 6335mtrs and other snow peaks. After enjoying the stroll back to Pheriche overnight at lodge.
5-6 hrs Lodge
The trail is gradually up for about two to three hour as we come to the river from Khumbu Glacier and walking through the mountain view of Cholatche peak. The trek terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier and cross wooden bridge then will reach Thukla 4620mtrs, which is nice rest for lunch. After having hungry lunch we continue uphill to Thukla Pass 4830mtrs, at the top of the right we can see memorials with pray flags with a name and country of mountaineers. From here about half and an hour will reach Lobuche overnight at lodge
3-4 hrs Lodge
After breakfast, we start our trek to Gorakshep and along the windy and rocky trail gradually uphill to Gorak Shep after walking 3-4 hours. This lags offers the fantastic view of Mt. Pumori 7161mtrs, Mt Nuptse 7855mtrs, other peaks, Everest base camp 5364mtrs,Kalapathar5550mtrs and beneath the Gorakshep valley included top of the world Mount Everest 8848mtrs and check in at lodge as well as after the lunch, our adventure keeping towards Everest Base Camp 5364mtrs crossing through Khumbu glacier, rocky path. After 2- 3 hours reach to Everest Base Camp, during the spring season (March, April, and May) there will be many groups of mountaineering colorful tents and many people will be there. We can enjoy some hour in Everest Base Camp, Khumbu glacier with Carapaces and back to Gorak Shape for overnight at lodge.
5-6 hrs Lodge
Early in the morning hike to Kala Patthar 5550mtrs for best sunrise view of the Mt. Everest 8848mtrs as well as many of others like Nuptse, Pumori and Ama Dablam along with the entire mountain view of Khumbu Himalayas range after 2 hours walk reach on the Top of Viewpoint with fresh morning air from Mt. Everest. Enjoying some hours on the top of Kala Patthar taking a nice photo attaching with Mount Everest then back to Gorak Shep, have a breakfast and trek down to Dingboche overnight at lodge.
Today we cross gateway of Island Peak region; we follow the Imja Khola source of Nuptse glacier, Lhotse glacier, Lhotse Shar glacier, Imja glacier too. About three or four hours of trek finally reach to Chhukung which is the last settlement of the valley and which is a hidden valley near the base of Island peak. From here can see many mountains and peaks, last place to prepare our climbing gear and equipment, overnight at lodge.
3-4 hrs Camp
The trail follows on to the southern part and again turning to east the main line of the Island valley between the Lhotse glacier and Amadablam and Chhukung glacier as well as walking on the rocky trail to reach Island Base Camp and after lunch, you may also consider practicing the peak climbing techniques and using climbing gears such as ice axe, climbing boot, harness, jumper, and how to go up and down using ropes and crampons, overnight at tented camp.
10-12 hrs BLD Lodge
After breakfast, we lead to Island Peak High Camp with packed stuff and make tented on the high camp or we can do the day hike to high camp then you may also get back to base camp and attempt the final summit push directly from the base camp. It would be also easier for the organizers and the porters to stay at the Base Camp.This is the main day to achieve our destination of Island Peak 6189mtrs summit. So, this day we have the week up early in the morning climb to the rock gully path. The trail is not very difficult but there are several short rock steps to climb before you emerge on the right side of the gully. The trail follows a ridgeline, which leads to an exciting and uncovered traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. You will need to rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses but it leads without difficulty, to a 100mtrs snow and ice slope (40-45 Degree) guide will help to fix a rope. From the top of this rope lengths along a sharp summit ridge leading to the top. After enjoying the summit views you will all the way down to Chhukungwith your all staff, overnight at lodge.
We are providing an extra day for this trip in case weather is not good then can wait for next day or we can make rest after summit Island peak, mean after walking long hours.
6-7 hrs Lodge
This is a day of our final destination to trek back, today way following a mountain flat to Dingboche and cross a wooden bridge of river from Khumbu glacier then trail leads to other, Somare. Have a lunch in Somare then head to Pangboche overnight at lodge.
4-5 hrs Lodge
This day we trek down along the yak grazing place Somare and passing through Sherpa village Pangboche and along the Dudh Kosi River through a magnificent rhododendron forest reach to Tengboche and after that down to the Phungi Tanga then cross the wooden bridge and climb up to Sansa, Kyang jump then following Nepali flag and down to Namche Bazaar overnight at lodge.
5-6 hrs Lodge
The trek all the way down to Dudh Kosi cross the suspension bridge and passing through noticing impressive faith and Buddhism Culture of Prayers Chorten and Prayer flags when we walk crossing Sherpa villages of Jorsalle, Exit gate of Sagarmatha National Park, Monju, Phakding and your last night in mountain sleep at Lukla and enjoy with your staff overnight at Lukla.
35 min by flight Hotel
Fly back to Kathmandu in the morning and rest of time take rest of buy some things for your family or friends from Himalayas Nepal overnight at hotel in own expenses.
- International airport pick up and drop service
- 1-night hotel in Kathmandu.
- Hotel to the airport by taxi.
- Airport to hotel Taxi.
- Kathmandu to Lukla by flight.
- Lukla back to Kathmandu by flight.
- Both ways airport tax.
- Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner along the trek with Tea/Coffee in a cup).
- Lodge accommodation on the way (simple one).
- Camping Equipment for climbing time.
- Climbing guide and all equipment for him.
- License holder guide (including his salary, equipment, flight ticket, insurance, lodging and food)
- Porter (carry luggage 2 trekkers 1 helper and including their salary, equipment, insurance, lodging and food)
- Equipment; Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag.
- Require all legal documents (Peak climbing permit, National park permit, Local government tax and TIMS card).
- All taxes.
- Trekking and city map.
- First aid medical box.
- Some fresh and dry fruits along the trek.
- Token of love from the company.
- Farewell lunch or dinner as a suitable time.
What's not included?
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Travel insurance.
- Hard and soft table drinks such as; Coke, Mineral Water, Beer etc.
- Personal expenses (laundry, bar bill, telephone, extra helper, battery charge shower and boiled water).
- Personal climbing equipments
- Personal guide if requested.
- Tips for guide and porters.
14 Days Annapurna Circuit and 17 days Everest Base Camp + Island Peak trip.
Annapurna and Island Peak Trip, Annapurna Circuit very well organized and beautiful trek. I suggest taking the jeep/bus after Muktinath and including the poon hill trek at Ghorepani.
The EBC Trek was also amazing. I began the trek without the helper but it ended up being too difficult so I recommend hiring the helper from Lukla. We trekked to Gorakshep 5130M and then on to EBC in the afternoon. The next morning we walked up to Kalapathar in time for sunrise. I think possibly you could do this walk a little later (7 am) or the afternoon to see Everest at Sunset.
Annapurna and Island Peak Trip. Island peak was a tough climb. We left base camp at 1:00 am and submitted as 8:00 am. They stayed in tents at base camp and it was quite cold so a good sleeping bag is necessary. Overall it was a very good trip with decent food and accommodation. Island peak climbing guide – Dilip, Trekking Guide Dinesh, Helper – Milan all were very good.
I would highly recommend this company for anyone thinking of going in the future.