On your 16-day Island Peak Expedition, you will not only reach the summit of the magnificent Island Peak but also experience trekking in the most coveted Everest region. Island Peak also called Imja Tse by the Nepalese is a popular choice among novice climbers who wish to begin their mountaineering journey by summiting Island Peak and then move on to other peaks. The mountain was named "Island Peak" in 1952 A.D due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an island on a sea of ice. Island Peak has an impressive, highly glaciated west face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier which is a bit tough to do; however, the magnificent views from the summit are certainly a fitting reward for your efforts.
All drinks/ Beverage bills.
|Entrance Fees for temple and monasteries and some of local highlights sport.|
|Tipping for your trekking staff (Tips)|
|Travel Insurance for you.|
|Extra cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels during the trekking|
|donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc.|
|Personal Hiking gear, personal kits.|
|Emergency rescue evacuation insurance.|
|Good wind/rain Jacket|
|Warm fleece jacket or Jersey|
|Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots.|
|Good (-20) Sleeping bag (which can be rented or bought in Kathmandu)|
|Sun hat or scarf|
|Sunglasses with UV protection|
|Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms|
Nepalis a landlocked country which has borders with India & China. You can either fly in or enter by land borders that are attached to China or India.
Yesyou can get a visa on arrival. The rates are as follows-
MultipleEntry – 15 Days – 25$
MultipleEntry – 30 Days – 40$
MultipleEntry – 90 Days – 100$
Absolutely, Nepal is safe. Nepal is considered one of the safest countries to travel.Chances are Nepal is safer than your own home country.
Yes, the food and water are hygienically standard during trekking. Our experienced guides check the food before preparing in the kitchen to make sure its Okay.You will get boiled water in the lodges, you can also buy sealed water or purify water using tablets.
Your guide will be a Nepalese but fluent in English. They are carefully selected with the appropriate experience, attitude and leadership skills. We can also provide French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Spanish speaking guides.
Yesyou can bring your medication. Please make sure to put it in your original packet and bring your prescription with you.
The tourist police office is located near Nepal Tourism Development Board’s office.They are well trained and fluent in English to assist foreigners. You can always call 100 for police assistance.
Welcome to the capital city of Kathmandu, upon arrival, our representative will meet, greet and transfer you to your booked hotel. Once you reach to your hotel, check in and you can rest for a while as you might be having Jet Lag and later on you can stroll around the local streets of Thamel and to its nearby places. Overnight in Hotel at Kathmandu.
You will take a flight from TIA to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla in Solukhumbu. The flight takes you over the Himalayas giving you a breathtaking panoramic view of the higher mountains, including the famous Mt. Everest, standing there with the snow covered peak in all its glory. On arrival at the airport, Sherpa crew will unload our trekking equipment and our guide will brief you and introduce our porters before our trek begins towards Phakding. Overnight in hotel at Phakding.
After breakfast, we walk along Dudh Koshi River. After walking for around 1 hour, we come across Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) on. In case of nice weather, you can catch a nice view of Mt Everest. Then we continue walking to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest. Overnight at Namche.
Namche Bazaar is also known as the Sherpa Capital. You can use your time to acclimatize, relax and explore the surrounding places. Most of the trekkers prefer to get up before sunrise to view the magnificent views of Mount Everest, Thamserku, AmaDablam and other glorious peaks from the Sagarmatha National Park. One can get a chance to observe the shadow of the mountains being projected onto the clouds above and truly appreciate their magnitude. As an energy supplier, one should try salt-butter tea and Champa – a kind of barley often consume by the sherpas in the region. Overnight in Hotel at Namche.
After breakfast, we trek to Tengboche, the easy part from Namche to Phunki. Upon reaching Phunki, we move up to Tengboche, a village with Tengboche monastery – the largest one in this region. Located in Sagarmatha national park, you can catch a glimpse of Himalayas from here including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. Overnight in Hotel at Tengboche.
In the morning we visit Tengboche monastery. Through the coniferous forest, the trail then descends down to Debuche, crossing Imja River before climbing up to Pangboche. Also, we visit Pangboche monastery. Then we descend into the river and start a climb up to Dingboche. Overnight in Hotel at Dingboche.
We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air pressure. We will have a trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley to get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall, then return to Dingboche in the evening. Overnight at the best available lodge of the village.
This day is for acclimatization. Overnight at the best available lodge of the village.
The trek to Island Peak Base Camp is quite steep. First, we climb south then walk on a winding path. Next, we continue walking along a streamside. A crisscross route through Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to Island Peak. Overnight at Island Peak Base Camp.
After breakfast, you will be trained in peak climbing techniques and use of climbing gears such as the ice-ax, climbing boots, and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. Though it's not mandatory, the training would be quite helpful. Overnight at the Base Camp.
We wake up early around midnight and have our breakfast before starting our climb. It is required to reach the summit before noon due to the probability of high winds. After enjoying the summit views we descend all the way to Island Peak Base camp. Overnight at the base camp.
We will be descending to the lower altitude this day through the beautiful Sherpa villages Orsho and Shomare to reach Pangboche – a beautiful village surrounded by Everest to its north, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga to the east, the Kongde range to the south and the Imja Tse River flowing through the valley. Overnight at the best available lodge of the village.
From Pangboche we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche and after our lunch there we continue till we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home or Hotel Namche.
After Breakfast you will continue the trek through the Chumoa village- a beautiful village to have lunch. After lunch, you will walk along the riverside to Phakding and then head towards Lukla. After a few hours walk, you will reach to Lukla where you can relax and dip yourself into the local culture and lifestyle. On reaching Lukla, we will reflect on the time spent as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part in the trek. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home or Everest Summit Lodge.
Enjoy your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time. The flight to Kathmandu leaves before 10:00 am. Sometimes, it differs according to weather conditions. On arrival at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to hotel. Overnight in Hotel at Kathmandu
Today is the last day for you in Nepal. Have your breakfast and intact your bags and luggage as our office representative will soon come to the hotel to pick you up and will transfer you to the airport according to your flight time. Have a safe journey onwards.
To enhance your experience in Nepal, we give you the possibility to add one or more extra activities to this travel package. The step of adding these is available in the "Book now" process.
Do not hesitate to check each extra activity. They can be booked also separately.
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