Everest Base Camp & Island Peak-21 Days 21 Days

USD $2200/Person
Trip Code : KAT/ISP01
Accomodation : Lodge and Camping
Duration : 21  Days
Grading : Difficult
Max Altitude : 6189
Activity : Peak climbing
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Best Season : Autumn/Spring

Overview

Everest basecamp trek with climbing Island Peak(6189 Mtr) also known as by Imja Tse  is one of the majestic views, memoriable and challanging trip  with  highly choosed popular and busiest  trip of  Everest region. After  having done and fully acclimatized with Everest basecamp  and Kalapather, it makes easier to conquer the summit of Island peak. Island peak lies  infront of  huge  face of Lhotse on the top of Chukung Glacier in eastern part  of Everest base camp.It fulfills the   dreams of  every enthusiastic climbers who seek for adventure  of climbing and trekking.To say about climbing, it is not that technically hard  and can be done with having  basic climbing skills and  matured for altitude and we the Khumbu Alpine Travel  have trained professional  climbers to assist  our valued customers for their successful  climbing. It offers absolutely  spectacular views of Mount Amadablam, Mt Taboche, Mt Makalu,Mt Lhotse, Mt Nuptse and all down valley.After half an hour flight along the high himalayan range take us to land in Lukla airport which is in altitude of 2860 mtr.Our trip to Mount Everest  basecamp and Island peak climbing starts from Lukla with  entering to Sagaramatha National Park world heritage site.After get to Namche Bazar our navigation moves forward to north  eastern side  via Tyangboche Monastery.First our target is to Everest basecamp  so the four days of trek fromTyangboche  take us to Everest Basecamp and having done with EBC and Kalapathar we  following the route  to Island peak Basecamp which is in eastern via Dingboche. After summit our mission is to get to lukla for flight to Kathmandu.

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Flight to and from Lukla with beautiful himalayan range
  • Explore the buddhist monastries and ancient gompas, stupas and mani walls
  • Everest basecamp and kalapathar for the best view of Everest
  • Various types of himalayan flora and fauna
  • Histories, cultures, tradition and life style of himalayan sherpa community
  • Imja lake glaciel lake
  • Island peak summit (6189 Mtr/20300 Ft)

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Ktm Airport , transfer to Hotel. (1400 Mtr/4592 Ft)


  Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport,  Our airport representative  with name board will come to pick up in airport. The tour starts at our hotel in Kathmandu. There will be a full trek briefing this evening and welcome dinner in typical nepali restaurant with nepali cultural dances.
 

Day 2: Sight seeing in Ktm


  After the breakfast our city tour guide with luxury vehicle will come to pick you up for the city sightseeing of some UNESCO world heritage sites for  half day.After that your free time for leisure and preparation for the trek.( Exchanging the money,shopping, gear check etc)
 

Day 3: Flight to Lukla(2800 Mtr/9184 Ft) , Trek to Phakding(2610 Mtr/8560 Ft))


   We fly to the mountain airstrip of Lukla (2,800m) with beautiful views of Himalayan ranges if the weather permited.and start the first day trek with full of energy and enthusiasm. Heading northwards up the valley of the Dudh Kosi (or 'milk river'). The place where we going to stay tonight is lower than the airport we landed.We descend from the small plateau, down into the forested valley. The trail offers some tantalising views before reaching the small settlement of Phakding (2,652m), where we spend our first night. 
 

Day 4: Trek to Namche(3440 Mtr/11283 Ft)


   Heading towards the Namche,  we follow the Dudh Kosi northwards.Todays walk takes us  along the river through forest with some views of mountains as well until lunch. We cross the river several times by bridges as we pass through the villages of Benkar, Monzo and Jorsale.Jorsale Last point before Namche where we have lunch.There is the check point of Sagaramatha national park,from that point the SNP area begins. A final bridge brings us to the steep climb to Namche. Halfway up this ascent, if weather permited we get the chance to see the summit of Mount  everest hiding behind Lhotse and Nuptse. After steep climb of 2 hours and ascents of 300 mtr climbing brings us to Namche. Namche is the main gateway of mount Everest and it  is the  trading center  of Khumbu.It has weekly market on friday afternoon and saturday Morning but the shops,supermarkets,trekking shops,Bakeries are open for all day and everyday.
 

Day 5: Rest Day in Namche


   Today is rest day and acclimatization day.After breakfast will go for hike 300 Meter  back down again for overnight stay. We climb steeply out of Namche past the airstrip at Shyangboche to the Hilary viewpoint in Khunde height of approx 4100 Mtr,From where most spectacular view of Mount Amadablam,Thamserku,Khangteka etc. can be seen. Descending through forest we come to Khunde, where we have lunch,visit the Khunde Monastery and Edmund Hillary hospital.After lunch, we walk down to Khumjung where  we visit khumjung  Monastery to see the Yeti's Skull and the Hillary school. Khumjung Monastery is one of the oldest monastery of Khumbu, it was badly destroyed by recent earthquake but is now being constructed. Then we will head one towards Hotel Eversest view.about 30 minutes of gradual climb,we reach in Hotel Everest view, from where we have 360 panoromic view of beautiful mountains as Mount Everest,Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse,Amadablam, Thamserku,Kongde etc. Steep descend down to namche takes 1 hour.
 

Day 6: Trek to Tyangboche (3860 Mtr/12660 Ft)


  Our trails descends down to the deep dudh koshi Gorge to  Phunki Tenga which takes 2 hours from khumjung,where there is suspension bridge to cross the Dudh Koshi river , Then we have steep climb  until Tyangboche. Tengboche is the spiritual  and training center for new monks  of the Khumbu .It is surrounded by spectacular mountains, including Kangtega and Thamserku.
 

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche(4410 Mtr/14465 Ft)


   We descend down to Deboche following the trail trough rhododendron  forest. From Deboche trail goes gradually up until suspenson bridge over Imja Khola.Steep climb about 40 minutes brings us at Pangboche, which is highest permanent settlement of Sherpa people in khumbu region.Ascending  along  the  Imja Khola (river) with stunning close view of Mount Amadablam , Mount Lhotse and Nuptse we get to Shomare  for lunch break,from here tree line is over, following the trail all way  on  pastureland  until small bridge over the  river flown from Khumbu glacier. About 40 minutes of steep climb brings us in Dingboche valley.This is the second largest  town with hotels and lodges after Namche, which is properly closes for 2 months in summer

Day 8: Rest Day in Dingboche or hike to Ngangkarsang Peak (5081 Mtr/16665 Ft)


  We spend another day in Dingboche for acclimatization. We climb up to Ngangkarsang Peak (5083 Meter) to be adjust well in altitude and great views of Mount Makalu,Cholatse,Taboche,Amadablam and so on.We come down for lunch , today going to be late lunch, so recomanded to carry some snacks bar.After lunch free time to relax,Showers and coffee with cakes.
 

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4930 Mtr/16170 Ft)


   Two more days to get to Everest basecamp,coming two days going to be bit tougher  than as usual.The track climbs steeply up  along the arid terrace is awarding with awesome views of mountains on all sides and ascends the valley gradually to Dugla at the end of the moraine of Khumbu Glacier.Where we have lunch before steep climb up to Memorial place,where there is line of memorial in tribute to the climbers who have died in Everest.As we come to a yak herder's place called Dusa, the valley begins to narrow and we continue through Phulung Kharka  the camp sites during first successful Everest Expedition in 1953.Continue walk along the Khumbu glacier from left side of 1 more hour with infront views of Mount Khumbutse,Lingtren,Pumori brings us to Lobuche (4910 Meter). In afternoon we have options to climb up to 5000 Mtr to see khumbu glacier.
 

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5160 Mtr/16925 Ft) and Day hike to EBC(5365 Mtr/ 17597 Ft)) and back to Gorakshep


   Today is the longest and hardest day of the trip and going to reach in our final destination. We leave quite early along the Khumbu Glacier in right side. After one hour walk of gradual , we climb steep for 20 Minutes and trail  follows up and down in moraine and some steep sections all the way to Gorakshep (5185 Meter).Where we have quick lunch and with some snakes bar ,enough water , we hit for the basecamp for another 2.5 hours walk to basecamp.Climb onto a moraine of khumbu glacier, Continuing straight ahead up an down walk in 3 hours bring us in Everest basecamp.In Spring season, Everest basecamp can be seen as small tented city,but in rest season, we can rarely see some expedition group to Everest or Lhotse.We spend here for photo click with basecamp rock and ice, enjoying the view of Khumbu Ice fall then we move our steps to Gorakshep.
 

Day 11: To Kalapather (5545 Mtr/18187 Ft)and Trek Dingboche (4410 Mtr/14465 Ft)


   We still have another hard day for the best view of Mount everest from Kalapathar ( Means Black Rock ),as we climb steeply quite early with cup of tea and biscuits,after climbing of 2 hours from Gorakshep we reach in the summit of Kalapathar,We spent short time to take pictures of world highest mountains and khumbu glacier,then we return to Gorakshep for breakfast and step towards Lobuche for lunch, then continue walk down about 2 hours from Lobuche brings us to dingboche

Day 12: Trek to Chukung(4743 Mtr/15557 Ft)


  We ascends the valley gently up  towards chukkung with view of Island Peak,giant mount Lhotse and Nuptse. It takes just 2 hours to get to Chukkung.Another  best highlight of this trip begins here. We check up all the gears and make it ready to take away to Island peak basecamp.
 

 

Day 13: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5150 Mtr/16892 Ft)


  After late breakfast , we head on towards the basecamp, steep climb about 1 hour  then walk on  pretty flat pastureland  about 1.5 hours  takes us in Island peak basecamp.In the right side there is big Imja glaciel lake.After the lunch we will have some basic trainings  about climbing as technique of using the gears, methods of walking on ice snow and ladder. Today  we will have early dinner in order to wake up in the midnight

Day 14: Rest Day and Summit Preparation


  We  wake up by 12 AM, have breakfast at 12:30 then we begin to ascend up. Straight steep climb up from basecamp to  crampon point on rocky, terminal moraine. It takes about 3.5 hours.  From then we use our proper gear with crampon.After steep climb on snow  about 400 mtr  in approx 2.5 hours , we get to summit of island peak. Takes maximum 3 hours to get down to basecamp. After get down to basecamp our trek continues to Chukkung.
 

Day 15: Summit (6189 Mtr/20300 Ft) and Trek to Chukung (4750 Mtr/15580 Ft)


   

Day 16: Trek to Pangboche (3930 Mtr/12890 Ft)


  Descending  all the way down  following the Imja river  , passing the beautiful settlement dingboche valley. Gradual walk down with beautiful  landscape.We will spend night in pangboche.
 

Day 17: Trek to Namche(3440 Mtr/11283 Ft)


  Descending down via Tyangboche Monastery, crossing the  suspension bridge over Imja khola in deboche and entering in think forest of rhododendron and fir. We descend off the ridge to Phunki Tenga about one hour and steep climb up to Kyanjuma about 1.5 an hour, with cup of tea in Kyanjuma , the trail goes straight in steep hill  until Namche bazaar. We stop in Kyanjuma for lunch.
 

Day 18: Trek to Lukla(2840 Mtr/9315 Ft)


   Long day walk before flying back to Kathmandu. it takes about 7 hours to get to Lukla from Namche.We are following the same trail that we took on the way up from Lukla, but the views are completely different.The trail descends steeply downward so should be careful with slow walking. After crossing the suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi,the trails becomes more easy and natural.We follow the trails along the Dudh kosi river with  rhododendrons and pine forest.Upon arrival in Lukla, sharing the happy moments and great experience with staffs,dinner together and happy note with everyone back safe and sound.
 

Day 19: Flight to Kathmandu


  Today we have a early breakfast in order to catch the flights,sometimes weather doesn’t permits, should be patient for the waiting. It takes about 30 minutes to get to Kathmandu.
 

Day 20: Leisure time in Kathmandu


  Trip is over now, you can take your own time for shoppinp,sightseeing and relaxing.Thamel area is full of shops and restaurants and coffee shops for those who want a more relaxing day.We will have the farewell dinner in typical  Nepali restaurant  with nepali cultural music and dances to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.
 

Day 21: Final departure


   You will be transfer to Airport as your schedule flight.

What's included

  • All airport/hotel pick ups and drops within Nepal
  • Flight Fare for both way (KTM-LUA-KTM)
  • All trekking permits and Climbing Permits
  • All Meals (Breakfast , Lunch and DInner ) During the trek and Climbing period
  • 3 Star hotel accomodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable vehicle as per the itenerary
  • An experienced English speaking and government licensed trekking guide and Climbing guides
  • All Climbing Gears
  • All Camping Equipment for Base Camp during Climbing
  • Porter Services(2 Trekkers : 1 Porter)
  • Medical kit incase of Emergency
  • Insurance for Nepali Staffs
  • Sleeping Bag for the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Staffs Cost including their Salary, food , accomodation and equipments

What's not included

  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Personal Trekking gears
  • International Flight fare
  • Lunch and Dinner in the city , extra night accomodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure and early return from the trek due to any reason than the scheduled itenerary
  • Any rescue cost
  • Tips for Guide and Staffs
  • Personal Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses as phone calls, laundry , Bar, Battery charge, extra porter, shower and bottled or boiled water
  • Helicopter charter flight
  • Excess baggage charges ( can be carried only 15 Kg including in Airfare)

Good to Know

Head
  • Warm Hat
  • Cap
  • Face Mask / Muffler

Upper Body:
  • Wind stopper/Waterproof Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket/ trousers
  • Thermol
  • T-shirts
  • Woolen gloves/Water/wind proof gloves

Lower Body
  • Trekking Trousers(light weight long Paint)
  • Underwear
  • wind stopper/waterproof Paint
  • Fleece or woolen pants

Feet
  • Thin Lightwear/heavy poly or wool Socks
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Boot
  • Gaiters
  • Spare Shoes

Accessories
  • Medium Rucksack (50-70 Ltr)
  • Small Day Pack
  • Personal Medical Kit
  • Chapstick/Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Large Duffel bag
  • Trekking Pole
  • Spare batteries for Camera and Flash Light
  • Hand Towel
  • Head lamp with extra Batteries
  • Sun Glasses with UV protection
  • Suitcase (For stored in Kathmandu hotel for not needed   items for trek)

Additional  required Equipment for Climbing
  • Snow Goggles
  • Thick Socks
  • Gloves Water/wind proof
  • Gaiters
  • Wind Stopper Jacket and Trousers
  • Big Rucksack (Minimum 40 Ltr )

(Rest All equipment will be provided by Khumbu Alpine Travel)

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