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The Everest Base Camp with Island Peak lets you truly capture the beautiful cultural and natural aspects of the Khumbu and combines two dramatic aspects of trekking to the base camp of Mount Everest and climb of Island Peak. Best suited for people who are looking to gain some experience on peaks climbing before summiting other difficult peaks which is also ideal for trekkers who want more thrill than regular trekking journeys. The tour takes you through the beautiful Khumbu region of Nepal and many settlements of this region Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Everest View Hotel, and Tengboche monastery giving you the opportunity of understanding the culture and tradition of the ethnic people of this are the sherpas. The tour gets more exciting as it also takes you to the vantage point at Kalapatthar which offers a panoramic view of the entire Mount Everest massif Ama Dablam, the Kongdi RI, the Thamserku, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Mount Everest.
The Everest Base Camp with Island Peak starts after a short flight to Lukla, the treks start as we you hike towards the Everest base camp along the trekking path taking you through many of ethnic Sherpa villages. After reaching the Everest base camp, the tour takes you to climb to the summit of Island Peak which is Surrounded by glaciers, vast snowy ridges and acreages of ice as you make your way towards the top of the peak as you are watched over and guided by our best professional guides and Sherpa’s. Island peak raises tall as an island in between the sea as it lies in between two peaks of Ama Dablam and Lhotse’s bestowing over Chukung glacier. therefore named as Island peak or also known as Imja Tse .it was first climbed by a team of Eric Shipton in 1952 A.D. this peak climb is not so technical and can be performed by anyone with basic snow climbing skill and high altitude endurance capacity. From the top you get amazing views of mountains around the Everest region like Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, and many more.
After, your arrival at the bustling capital city of Kathmandu. Where our representative be waiting for your arrival. After you meet our representative he will be greeting you and transfer you to the hotel. As for today, there are no planned activities, after you check in the hotel you can enjoy your leisure time. Later in the evening we will be going out to have an authentic Nepali dinner along with live folk dance as a welcome dinner on the behalf of our team. After dinner, we head back to the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
This day is reserved for the final preparations for the trek and climbing. You will be focusing on checking your gears and packing the necessary equipment. You may leave all unnecessary belongings at the hotel and re-pack only the necessary items for the trip. Overnight stay at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast included.
Today early morning, we head towards the airport to catch our flight to Lukla. The flight to Lukla is an experience in itself as it is the world’s highest airport. After we arrive at Lukla, where we will be meeting our guide .then we start our trekking to Phakding taking on the trail which offers us the amazing, green landscape along with the view of Kusum Kanguru. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Phakding.
After having our breakfast we continue our trek, taking the trail to Monjo a small town also known as the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. As we trek through Sagarmatha national park full of diverse and rare species of flora and fauna, evergreen forests of blue pine, deodar, and rhododendron. And as we cross a final suspension bridge at the junction of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. we hike uphill for about two hours before reaching Namche Bazaar. where we will be staying overnight.
Today is reserved for acclimatization: as you ascend to higher elevations, Fortunately, there is a lot to see and to do in Namche Bazaar from where you’ll get to enjoy your first unobstructed view of Everest along with other neighboring peaks including the mighty Thamserku, Kongde RI, and Ama Dablam. We can also pay a visit to the Sherpa Culture Museum to learn about their culture and traditions. After our visit to the museum take a short hike to Syangboche Airport from here, you get a stunning view of Namche Bazaar. Finally, we will be visiting the Hotel Everest View which is regarded as the highest hotel in the world. Overnight at a guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.
Today, we head towards the center of the Khumbu where the two rivers converge at: Tengboche after having our breakfast, we resume our hike Leaving Namche Bazaar. As we head towards Tengboche the trail takes us through fragrant rhododendron forest along stunning views of some of the peaks such as Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse that tower over the trail. This phase of our trek is regarded as one of the most scenic section of the whole Everest Base Camp Trek. As we continue our hike passing by the Imja Khol before reaching Tengboche. Night at a guesthouse in Tengboche.
After breakfast at Tengboche, we begin our hike by descending towards the tiny hamlet of Deboche crossing suspension bridges over the Imja Khola before arriving at Pangboche. This is a form where we can get tremendous views of Ama Dablam. After a few moments of rest with some snacks, we resume our hike climbing along a trail decorated with prayer flags and bordered by mani walls. Continuing past the village of Orsho, we finally arrive at the small Sherpa village called Dingboche also Known as the “summer valley” of the region. Overnight in the guest house at Dingboche.
Today we acclimatize as we have reached above 4000m. As for today, we explore Dingboche by taking a short hike to Nagarjuna hill which is just south of Dingboche. From the top of the hill, we can get stunning views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Lobuche, and Taboche. we return back to Dingboche to explore its many guesthouses, restaurants, bakeries, and shops. . Overnight at Dingboche.
Today after we continue our hike taking us you through t pastures and lonely huts of yak herders. As head towards the tiny settlement of Lobuche, the local terrain change into scattered shrubs and rocky, snow-dusted grasslands. Today’s trek ends at Lobuche, a small village situated in the shadow of the mountain. Overnight in Lobuche.
Today is the last hike to reach the Everest base camp. From Lobuche, we head towards Gorakshep once the site of the original Everest Base Camp, and it’s your last stop before pressing on to the base camp’s current location. Take a moment a brief break before resuming our hike as we are Leaving Gorakshep hiking alongside the Khumbu glacier moraine and its associated Khumbu Icefall.as we reach Everest Base Camp we get to spend some time to enjoy the mystifying atmosphere. Then we return to Gorakshep where we will be spending the night.
The day starts as we depart Gorakshep in the early morning to ascend to this famous viewpoint in time for sunrise, Kalapatthar, an excellent viewpoint to observe Mount Everest and as the morning rays of the sun revealing the magnificent panoramic vista of the Everest massif and the surrounding peaks of Nuptse and Changtse. After spending some time here we head back towards Gorekshep for hot breakfast and start our descend towards Dingboche (4410m). Overnight at guesthouse.
From Dingboche, We will begin slowly following the Imja Valley as the trail rewards us with breathtaking views of Ama Dablam. Further, as we follow on the trail following the moraines that pour from Lhotse which lies at the altitude of 8501m to the smooth flat area at Pareshaya Gyab. Finally, we will arrive at Island Peak Base Camp which lies at the elevation of 5240m. Overnight at tented camp. Today we will also be getting our training from our veteran guides about peak climbing skills and utilization of climbing equipment’s ice axe, crampons, harness, etc. as well as ropes.
We start our trek towards the summit very early in the morning most likely it starts before 3 a.m. in the morning. As we are climbing our climbing guide will be fixing all necessary safety lines wherever needed and keeps a close eye on you for your safety. As we are pushing towards the peak climbing steep long ascent that finally ends as we reach the top and here we have reached our main goal as we celebrate and admire the marvelous panoramic view of mountains, after a while, we climb down to Island Peak Base Camp then to Chhukung village. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Today it’s a spare day to avoid a bad weather problem before summiting the peak. In case the is favorable for climbing we won’t be staying this day for a good weather day. Overnight at tented camp/teahouse.
Today after having our breakfast we leave the mountains behind us we start our descend towards Namche on the trail taking us through various towns of Orsho, Somare, and Pangboche, Tengboche then Pungki Thanka and the trail starts gradually ascents towards Kyangjuma, and after we reach Kyangjuma the trail is easier till Namche. Overnight at guesthouse.
Today we head back towards Lukla after having our breakfast taking on the trail as we cross many of the suspension bridges decorated by with prayer flags as it flatters in sync to the wind as we passing through the village of Cheung enjoying every landscapes and scenery as we head towards Lukla. Overnight here in Lukla.
Today we take our flight back to Kathmandu after having breakfast. Upon arrival, we head towards our hotel where you will get leisure time to explore Kathmandu and its local market. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Spend the day in Kathmandu, to rest or to explore, as per your inclination. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Today is the last day of your tour with us. After breakfast, our representative will be dropping you off at the airport 3 hours prior to your fight time schedule.
• Passport, extra passport size photos, flight tickets
• Photocopies of passport, visa, proof of insurance
CLOTHING AND BASIC TYPES OF EQUIPMENT
•Sunglasses with UV protection *
•Wind-stopper jacket or pullover*
•Down jacket *.
•Hiking shorts and trousers
•Waterproof shell pants
•Lightweight inner socks
•Hiking boots along with spare laces, sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support
•Trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
•Sleeping bag (-10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
•Rucksack and Travel Bags
•Duffel bag *
•Small padlocks for bags
•1 skin-blister repair kit
•Cough and/or cold medicine
•Anti-altitude sickness pills
•Water purification tablets or the water filter
•Compass or GPS (optional)
•2 water bottles (1 liter each)
•1 small folding knife
•Face and body lotions
•Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
•Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)