Island Peak Climbing – 17 Days
Ascending the Island peak (6,189 m) which is popularly known as Imja Tse assuredly offers immense excitement and thrill to both, non professionals as well as climbing freaks with multistoried of rewards.
Challenging White Island peak climbing 17 days undertakes ahead with passionate flight from Tribhuwan International Airport (Kathmandu) to Tenzing Hillary Airport (Lukla). This standard route recommends numerous of unique settlements, amazing landscapes, opposed vegetations and many more attractions en route along walking experience on rocky path and snowy trail leads at base of the aimed peak. Facing lengthy 40-45 degree slope climb takes to summit for inspecting 360° breathtaking view from high altitude throughout famous stands including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and many more others. Closest up and unbelievable view from summit of the Island peak by passing oldest monastery of Khumbu region (Tengboche Monastery) behind establishes the sense of high achievement.
Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m)
On first day of our trip, our organization front man picks you up from Tribhuwan International Airport (Kathmandu) along you will be passionately welcomed and shifted towards tourist standard inn by our private vehicle. We also notice you to attend for meeting at head office for discussion regarding our planned trek.
Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trip preparation
On second day after finishing our morning breakfast, we move ahead for sightseeing some historical places which are listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site. Therefore exploring these locations, we return back for finalizing our trekking equipments (trekking boots, down jacket, sleeping bags, ropes, harness, Ice axe, Crampons and many more others) which are required during our upcoming trek and this night we be spent at same hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Kathmandu – Lukla (2,642 m) 30 to 35 mins flight – Phakding (2,562 m) 3 to 4 hrs trek
On third day after having breakfast, we will be shifted to Tribhuwan International Airport by our private vehicle to board Himalayan scenic flight towards Lukla (gateway of Khumbu/Everest region). Therefore, we start our short and effortless trek downhill towards Sherpa settlement of Cheplung along following Dudh Koshi valley takes to Phakding. Finally after reaching Phakding, accommodation and dinner will be managed at lodge.
Day 4: Phakding – Namche Bazaar 5 to 6 hours trek
On fourth day after enjoying breakfast, we develop our trek by leaving several unique settlements, suspension bridges and lush forests behind en route to pass official permit check point (entrance to Sagarmatha National Park). After that, continuously proceeding walk towards intersection point of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River along attempting upward hike with opening perspective of monster Everest promotes Namche Bazaar. Tonight’s accommodation and dinner will be facilitated at lodge.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) Acclimatization day
On fifth day, we are now already over 3,400 m of elevation than sea level so before climbing extra height, today we center upon acclimatization. We don't trigger our trek forward however as indicated by your want, we will plan an arrangement to investigate minor Sherpa settlements including Khumjung or climb up to old Sherpa town of Thame. On residual hours, you can hang out on web cafes and restaurants or visit all through historical centers. This night, we remain at same hotel in Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3,867 m) 5 to 6 hrs trek
On sixth day triggering Namche Bazaar after breakfast, we follow awe-inspiring curvy hill slope trail holding pleasing forest, remembrance stupas and Sherpa settlements, which leads us to Kyangjumg. Marching forward by watching several snowcapped mountains and bridges over Dudh Koshi River enters Imja Khola valley along some more draw towards ridge welcomes Tengboche. Hardly any outstanding hours will be completely spent by investigating Tengboche Monastery (antiquated religious spot of Khumbu area) and night will be spent at hold up there.
Day 7: Tengboche – Dingboche (4,360 m) 5 to 6 hrs trek
On Seventh day after attending morning breakfast, we begin our steps ahead through stone advances crossing chortens and long smaller mini walls along imja Khola to climb Pangboche. Therefore, strolling with close perspective of mountains all through terraced fields takes to Dingboche. Apart after steeping Dingboche, remaining hours of the day will be spent on investigating round Sherpa settlement along night will likewise be spent at lodge in Dingboche.
Day 8: Dingboche (4,360 m) Acclimatization day
On eight day, we are already now height above 4,300 m so this day is isolated as second acclimatization day of our trip. Though this day is separated as for acclimatization but we won't stay icon preferably we climb up towards north and sight numerous different well known peaks with Dingboche valley on floor. During outstanding hours we plan to move forward towards world’s highest billiard parlor and we spend our night in same hotel in Dingboche.
Day 9: Dingboche – Chhukung (4,730 m) 3 to 4 hrs trek
On seventh day, we advance from the Imja Khola valley towards the east. We stroll along the rough trail to get to the valley along on achieving Chhukung, we register fine hotel and meet our climbing guide according to the timetable. After a series of preparation with respect to the following day's climb, we will likewise check all the fundamental equipments and gears that will be required for the following day's climb. The night will be spent at a lodge in Chhukung.
Day 10: Chhukung (4,730 m) – Lower base camp (5,200 m) 3 to 4 hrs trek
On tenth day, we first stroll towards south and afterward towards the principle valley in the east. In the wake of strolling on a charming trail along the stream the trail coordinates towards a huge rock. From here this rough trail ends and changes into glacial as we cross Lhotse and Imja glacial. Finally passing glacier moraines, we achieve the goal set for the day. Today, one hour preparing is separated to work on following day's climb particularly for novices. The night is spent in a tent at the lower base camp of Island.
Day 11: Lower base camp – Higher base camp (5,600 m) 3 to 4 hrs trek
On eleventh day subsequently after having self arranged light breakfast, we connect for rechecking the whole climbing gears and equipments for some moments. At first leaving lower base camp, we head towards high base camp by following the narrow slopes and rigid path. However in the wake of putting venture on high construct camp, we take part in light exercises and take a full day as relaxation hours. This night will be spent at risen camp at higher base camp of Island peak.
Day 12: Higher base camp – Summit peak (6,189 m) and return back to Chhukung (4,730 m) 9 to 10 hrs trek
On most awaited twelfth day, we move ahead as early as possible. Utilizing and following the methods instructed by the climbing professionals, we advance through short rock steps, crevasses, sears, facing lengthy 40-45 degree slope climb, which finally takes to the summit. Inspecting 360° stunning view from high altitude throughout high peaks including famous stands rewards you feel of achievement. Collecting our belongings, we walk entire way retracing the trail to Chhukung valley for spending night.
Day 13: Chhukung – Khumjung (3,780 m) 5 to 6 hours trek
Thirteenth day after attending morning breakfast, we march forward catching vertical descent by passing numerous of settlements including Pangboche and Tengboche along crossing those landscapes, monasteries and pleasing lush forest filled with rhododendron and pine behind reaches Khumjung. Finally after reaching Khumjung, we check for a fine lodge and move forward to examine throughout domain if interested along night will be spent at lodge.
Day 14: Khumjung – Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) 4 to 5 hours trek
On fourteenth day after enjoying breakfast in Khumjung, we develop our walk through the ridge which soon turns into fairly easier walking trail. Continuing the walk ahead, by retracing the earlier developed trail steadily but surely takes to meet the destination of the day. Leisure hours will be spent by exploring different attractions throughout Namche Bazaar along night will be spent at a fine lodge in Namche.
Day 15: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2,652 m) 5 to 6 hours trek
Fifteenth day after morning breakfast firstly developed walk proceeds downhill towards the extension over the Dudh Koshi River. After that, we slightly stroll towards Monjo for considering some formalities at the check post of Sagarmatha National Park along proceeding walk forward leads us to Lukla triggering Phakding behind. Evening hours will be spent by recollecting the memories with the trekking crew members. This night will be spent at lodge in Lukla.
Day 16: Lukla – Kathmandu (1,300 m) 30 to 35 minutes flight
Sixteenth day after having light breakfast, we board a morning flight from Tenzing Hillary Airport (Lukla) to Tribhuwan International Airport (Kathmandu). Guide handles entire formalities and bag packs in airport. Finally, after landing on Tribhuwan International Airport (Kathmandu) our private vehicle picks you up and escorts toward fine tourist hotel along a farewell dinner hosted by us in one of the Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Departure day
On seventeenth day (last day) of trip managing your time, you can move forward for collecting unique souvenirs for your family members or your loving ones. Entire necessary arrangements and pack ups will be looked after along private vehicle escorts you to the airport focusing departure hour. Well wishers and representatives of our company will be there to wish for your safe flight.
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All visitors are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese visa can be easily obtained upon arrival on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport or Nepalese embassy abroad. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can also be secured at entry point at Nepalese borders. A valid passport for at least six months, recent digital photo (size: 1.5" x 1.5") will be required and you can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.
Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal.
Weather in the mountains is pretty difficult to predict. Nights are generally cooler and days are warm. Months of winter (January and February) are bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. It snows during the month of January, February and December in Himalayan areas.
Best time to travel
Nepal offers diversified geographical regions and so as the climatic condition differs from the Himalayas to the plains. The climate varies as per the season. Nepal generally offers 4 seasons amongst which autumn and spring are the two most favorable ones for visiting Nepal. It is always wise to know about the weather and climatic condition of the place you visit. The best time to travel really depends on your destination, activities and season of travel. Our destination specialists will recommend certain travel times after learning more about your preferences. The favorable months for trekking and climbing are usually September – November, and February – April. The monsoon season is June – August.
Even though the physical fitness plays an important role in trekking you don’t have to be super athletes or a marathon runner to trek in Nepal. Many people of good fitness for their age can complete the trek. You can prepare yourself before hand by doing some yoga which will prepare you in your breathing as you will be going to the higher altitude. Running or hiking to hills, going for a long walk will also help you. And if you live in urban area running in the stairs of a tall building will also work better in keeping you fit for trekking. All though these preparations aren’t strictly compulsory, you can do well even when the preparations you do aren’t rigorous like that of some ultra-athletic person. Do these things in moderate pace for two months or even less. And you are set to complete any trekking to Nepal.
Doing the insurance while trekking is Nepal is not compulsory but will surely help you a lot if you do one, as it covers any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charge, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and it must be issued from your home land. We do not arrange or sell insurance so you can find your local travel insurance for this.
Vaccination for Nepal
All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities) For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.
While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Marg, Kathmandu Nepal by email or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking. We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid upon arrival in Kathmandu.
- Do proper research about the company that you are planning to trek with and make sure they are legally registered travel agency.
- You should be well acquainted about the travel health and travel insurance before travelling.
- Have idea about the climate, geography, temperature and environment of Nepal before starting your trip.
- Using credit cards instead of cash is a wiser idea.
- Majority of the Nepalese people are nicer but there are few scammers you will come meet on your way and need to avoid them, for example ‘holy men’ who will try to plant a tika (a red paste denoting a blessing) on your forehead demanding a payment for it on streets.
- Be careful while buying the medicinal herbs as some may be illegal for you t take home and also be aware of duplicate products.
- Never get yourself involve in doing drugs, trafficking and sexual relations with children as there is a strict rules for these cases and might get yourself into a big problem.
- Take copies of your passport, visa, air ticket and trekking permits and keep them separately from the originals.
- Prepare yourself for altitude sickness and be familiar with its symptoms so that you can follow the guidelines for safe acclimatization.
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