Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp – 20 days
Island peak (Imja tse peak) climbing with Everest base camp 20 days is perfectly designed itinerary on Himalayas of Nepal with unbeatable fusions of one and the other including trekking and mountaineering in ideal solo package.
This trek with climbing schedule on Island peak (6,089 m) located at the Everest region which is covered by Amadablam and Lhotse peak Glacier begins with spectacular Himalayan flight to Lukla leaving Kathmandu behind. Initially marching forward by enjoying, beginning glimpse of Mount Everest from Namche Bazaar along passing Tengboche Monastery and many more attractions en route leads to Kalapatthar via Base Camp of Mount Everest. Therefore facing lengthy 40-45 degree slope climb using crevasses, sears, ice axe and other required equipments by scaling steadily, we step summit of the peak. Remember, this Island peak is perfect destination to experience climbing for entire well experienced and amateur climbers along stand on Everest Base Camp creates moment additionally rewarding.
Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300 m)
Featuring your landing hour on Tribhuwan International Airport, our affiliation agents will be there for your warm welcome and to move you towards fine vacationer standard inn. Forward, we get ready for short gathering to talk about directions and controls of up and coming trek.
Day 2: Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Being Kathmandu valley itself rich in cultural and historical destinations, we venture out today to sightsee some real attractions pointing Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) recorded in UNESCO World's Heritage Site. In the wake of reviewing astonishing spots holding distinctive realities, we return back for our sack packs and courses of action for upcoming trek and remain in same lodge.
Day 3: Kathmandu (1,300 m) – Lukla (2,642 m) – Phakding (2,562 m)
In the wake of early morning breakfast, our private vehicle escorts you towards Tribhuwan International Airport to board flight to Lukla. Following (30 to 35 minutes) wonderful flight over snow topped mountains we achieve Tenzing Hillary Airport and meet our group individuals there. Presentation with them along plans for walk consumes some moment and 3 to 4 hours climb from Lukla achieves Phakding for staying overnight.
Day 4: Phakding (2,562 m) – Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
Forth day, setting off our trek forward passing couple of suspension bridges and settlements, we step Monjo (Gateway of Sagarmatha National Park). At long last there, we additionally meet check post and our guide will deal with every one of the customs along around then you can appreciate sweet hour at cafes. From that point, we pass a vertical drop crossing suspension bridge along walk towards Namche Bazaar offers first perspective of Mount Everest. Finally after steeping destination of day, night will be spent there in lodge.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) Acclimatization day
Concentrating on high height disorder acclimatization is very essential so we have isolated this day for legitimate acclimatization however we remain dynamic for entire the day. We intend to visit adjacent Sherpa settlements or climb up to old Sherpa town in Thame. On residual time, Namche bazaar offers head office of national stop, Museum, Monasteries and web bistros for unwinding. We spend this night at same inn in Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) – Tengboche (3,867 m)
Today leaving Namche Bazaar after breakfast, we trace sensational awe-inspiring slope incline trail holding satisfying forests, stupas and Sherpa settlements, which leads us to Kyangjumg. Walking forward by viewing a snow capped mountains and scaffolds over Dudh Koshi River enters Imja Khola valley along some more draw towards edge invites Tengboche. Bare hours will be totally spent by examining Tengboche Monastery (obsolete religious spot of Khumbu region) and night will be spent at hold up there.
Day 7: Tengboche (3,867 m) – Pheriche (4,240 m)
After breakfast leaving Tengboche, we build up our steps ahead along following the strolling way composed by stone strides towards Chaturje by crossing suspension connect at Imja River. In this way finding the level strolling trail, we move aiming intersection point of Everest three passes trail and standard Everest base camp trail. From that point forward, proceeding with relentless stroll through standard walking route along getting delicate descending climb passing stone dividers takes to Pheriche for spending overnight.
Day 8: Pheriche (4,240 m) Acclimatization day
Sincerely, this day is additionally isolated as acclimatization day by focusing that we are already above height of 4,000 m from sea level. However, we don't include additional height but we timetable to build up an hour climb towards the edge to locate shocking perspectives of various transcending crests and additionally to embrace with the thinner air. Remaining hours can be spent by looking at Tokyo Medical University Clinic or by preparing muscles for the extreme move ahead. This night will likewise be spent at same cabin in Pheriche.
Day 9: Pheriche (4,240 m) – Lobuche (4,928 m)
Today, quitting Pheriche and following the valley trail walk around the end turns magically right for crossing a bridge at Dughla. Therefore, we march ahead uphill on an intense rough moraine path until a small pass and plateau is reached. Initially, we walk down the path continuously along following the west bank of Khumbu Glacier for encountering Lobuche. Finally after stepping Lobuche, you can go forward for exploring Italian Pyramid Research Center to utilize your leisure hours along night will be spent at lodge in Lobuche.
Day 10: Lobuche (4,928 m) – Gokarshep (5,160 m) visit Everest base camp (5,365 m)
This day is rewarding, following the trail by passing glacier, pyramid, pass and the confluence point of Changri Nup, Changri Shar and Khumbu Ice sheet, leads to Gokarshep. Ahead continuing walk through a glacial and rocky path along passing Khumbu Icefall straightly takes to Everest base camp. After that enjoying 360° view throughout high mountains for some hours along by capturing the breathtaking moments, we return back to Gokarshep for spending night.
Day 11: Gokarshep (5,160 m) – visit Kalapathar (5,545 m) Dingboche (4,358 m)
At beginning of the day, we establish our walk in young hour towards Kalapatthar for enjoying chilly sunrise view from vantage point. Apart, perfect view of sun rays running through Mt. Everest and flattering praying flags creates mind blowing moment your day. Creating some moment for photographs and entertainment at high elevation, we retrace the same path that we had developed earlier till Dingboche by passing Lobuche behind. The night will be spent at lodge in Dingboche.
Day 12: Dingboche (4,358 m) – Chhukung (4,730 m)
On the twelveth day splitting the settlement of Dingboche behind, we initially follow the trail through Imja River up to Bibre along from that point changing the direction towards east and catching the rocky trail leads towards Chhukung which is located around the end of Lhotse and Lhotse Nup glacier. Finally on remaining hour, we check heck the lodge and prepare entire fundamental equipments and gears that will be required for the upcoming climb. This night’s accommodation and dinner will be organized at lodge in Chhukung.
Day 13: Chhukung (4,730 m) – Island peak lower base camp (5,200 m)
Today from Chhukung, we develop our walk strolling towards the south and likewise towards the primary valley in the east. At first, the trail is lovely that escorts towards a huge rock and ahead the rocky trail connects the glacial path along following the route leads towards base camp of Island peak. Finally after steeping base camp, an hour is separated to work on following day’s climb (particularly for amateurs). Thus, night will be spent in a tended camp at base camp of peak.
Day 14: Island peak lower base camp (5,200 m) – Island peak higher base camp (5,600 m)
Fourteenth day, after nearby 3 hours stroll through the tight slopes and inflexible way leads towards the aimed destination. On achieving high camp, the tents will be set along entire gears and apparatuses will be re-examined and on last hour helpful techniques are reminded for the next day’s climb. If possible, we develop short ice/rock climbing nearby high camp and we pack up entire task and stress along we snooze soon for waking up on young hour of the next day.
Day 15: Island peak higher base camp (5,600 m) – Island peak summit (6,189 m) – Chhukung (4,730 m)
This day is the time to achieve the aimed destination which makes you feel the sense of achievement. We develop our climb high as early as possible by utilizing and following the methods instructed by the climbing professionals. We take support of steps, crevasses, sears to face lengthy 40-45 degree slope climb, which finally takes to the summit. 360° stunning view from high altitude makes your moment. After that collecting entire climbing gears and belongings, we walk all the way down to Chhukung for staying overnight.
Day 16: Chhukung (4,730 m) – Khumjung (3,780 m)
This day, we walk forward discovering vertical drop by passing several settlements including Pangboche and Tengboche along crossing those scenes, cloisters and satisfying rich backwoods loaded with rhododendron and pine behind achieves Khumjung. At last subsequent to achieving Khumjung, we check for a fine cabin and advance to analyze all through area if interested along night will be spent at there at Khumjung.
Day 17: Khumjung (3,780 m) – Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
After attending out breakfast in Khumjung, we build up our stroll through the edge which soon transforms into genuinely simpler strolling trail. Proceeding with the stroll ahead, by following the earlier created trail relentlessly however doubtlessly takes to meet the goal of the day. Relaxation hours will be spent by investigating diverse attractions all through Namche Bazaar along night will be spent at a fine hotel in Namche.
Day 18: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) – Lukla (2,642 m)
We establish our morning trek through downhill towards the scaffold at intersection point of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River to slide Monjo. As previously, guide deals with entire conditions on the official check point and we begin our stroll through bank of waterway by crossing a few suspension bridge and pine forest to achieve Phakding along following 3 to 4 hours of walk ahead, we step Lukla. This night will be spent at hold up at lodge in Lukla.
Day 19: Lukla (2,642 m) – Kathmandu (1,300 m)
Today is our last moment in Himalayas. Guide takes care about every one of the conventions and contemplations on air terminal and porters are there to deal with your sack and baggage. Getting our flight, it holds 30 to 35 minutes to arrive on Tribhuwan International Airport (Kathmandu). Our private vehicle will be there anticipating your flight to lift you up and to move towards fine hotel. Today we will have supper evening in fine Nepalese restaurant to ethnic move and music with Nepalese dishes.
Day 20: Departure day
On last day pin pointing your flight time, you can go for shopping to get some uncommon presents for your unique one. Our solace private vehicle will be there to move you towards airplane terminal (Tribhuwan International Airport) featuring your board up time along our agents and well wishers farewell you with deference for your further safe flight.
- Warm Clothes, windproof jackets, thermal wear, warm socks, scarf and woolen cap.
- Proper hiking boots, running comfortable shoes and a pair of flip-flops.
- T-shirts and hiking shorts
- Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
- Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries.
- A small light weight and quick drying towel.
- Water bottle and water purification tables
- Water purification tables or a water filter
- Sleeping bag and silk liner
- Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
Available departure dates
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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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