Everest Trek With Island Peak Climb – 6189M

Package Description:

Island peak (6189m/20305ft) was named by members of the 1953 British Mount Everest expedition team because it appears as an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. It was later renamed in 1983 to Imja Tse but Island Peak remains the popular choice. Island Peak is one of the main climbing peaks in the Everest Region of Nepal with an impressive and highly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier. The peak is best for the physically fit trekkers with no experience in mountain expedition. It is one of the easy choices for the beginner climbers who wish to enter into the world of mountaineering due to very little technical aspect. It can be climbed in both spring and autumn season.

Overview

Duration:20 Days

Trekking Route:KTM – Lukla – Lobuche Peak – KTM

Trek Region: Sagarmatha National Park

Activity:Trek & Climb

Difficulty: Medium with Technical Climb

Walking Hours: 5/6 hrs during trek & 8/10 hrs during climb

Trip dates : 22nd October to 10TH November 2022

Group Size: 10 – 12 Pax

Itinerary

Depending on your arrival time, our representative will meet you outside “arrival terminal” at the airport and then transfer you to your booked hotel. Overnight in Hotel (B)
Rest Day in Kathmandu to make necessary preparation, final Gear checking & trip briefing before the start of the adventure. Overnight in Hotel (B)
Beginning of the Adventure - Early morning you are transferred to domestic airport for your flight to Lukla which takes approx.35 mins. Lukla airport is the one and only gateway to Khumbu region and it is one of the world-famous airports in the world as the landing is done on the narrow, sleeping runway high above the Dudh Koshi River. Upon arriving at Lukla, Base2Summits Expedition staffs will make necessary arrangements to start the trek. The trek to Phakding is an easy walk for the first day with the mostly downhill leg. The trek will take you through pastoral lands through several small villages and farms, beautiful stone carved Mani walls & crossing several suspension bridges. Approximately after 4 hours, we reach Phakding village which lies on the bank of Dudh Koshi river where we will be spending our night. Overnight in Local Lodge (BLD)
We continue to trek moving along the banks of Dudh Koshi River and cross the suspension bridge over the majestic river several times to reach the village of Monjo. We then enter Sagarmatha National Park where we may get the glimpse of different wildlife. The trail continues to ascend steeply before arriving in Namche Bazaar, also known as “the Gateway to Everest”. Overnight in Local Lodge (BLD)
“Wellbeing” of the team is our top priority. As we are over 3000 meters, allowing more time for body to acclimatize is recommended so we stop for one more day in Namche. Climb High Sleep Low is our theme for the day. After breakfast we will hike up to Everest View Hotel which offers a stunning panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam etc. We then walk down to Khumjung village to see the famous Hillary School and Kunde Hospital which was built by Sir Edmund Hillary after his first ascent of Mount Everest. After lunch we then hike down to Namche for the night stop. Overnight in Local Lodge (BLD)
After breakfast, we make a short detour to National Park HQ and Sherpa museum before heading out to Tyangboche. We trek to Tengboche keeping Mt Thamserku to our East and upper Khumbu valley to the North. With an amazing view of the mountain before us, we pass through flat and forested trail filled with colorful rhododendrons, oaks, and pines down to the river before the climb begins. Tengboche lies on top of the ridge with a beautiful monastery and scenic up-close view of mighty peaks. Overnight in Local Lodge (BLD)
The day begins with amazing golden rays over Everest at sunrise on a good day. Leaving behind Tengboche, we head towards Dingboche via Debuche, Pangboche and Shomare villages. We ascend to the village of Pangboche passing through Rhododendron Forest, thousands of Mani stones & Chortens. Dingboche is a quaint village inhabited by Sherpa people which offers a stunning view of Lhotse South Face (8414m), Island Peak (6189m), and Ama Dablam North Ridge (6856m). Overnight in Local Lodge (BLD)
We have just hit a little over 4000 meters and is a perfect location to acquaint our body to altitude to ensure that we are not moving too hard / too fast. “Altitude and attitude must go hand in hand”. Keeping it in mind, remaining day is a leisure day at your disposal. Overnight in Local Lodge (BLD)
A gentle climb over the ridge opens up to a beautiful valley towards Lobuche. We will stop in Thukla for lunch before climbing to the mountaineer memorial site where great mountaineers are honored and remembered for their love for the mountains. Walking along the moraine of Khumbu glacier, we head into the small village of Lobuche. Overnight in Local Lodge (BLD)
Long day ahead. After breakfast, we start our trek towards Gorakshep 5140m crossing over rocky moraine enjoying great views along the way. Sheer steep mountain considered challenging by many – Mt. Pumori dominates the scene while we approach closer to Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and the Khumbu Icefall. As you walk across the rocks towards the many prayer flags that mark the spot, you will arrive at Everest Base Camp. During the expedition season in Spring, many of the groups are settled here in their respective camps awaiting their climb to the highest mountain in the world. It will take approximately 2.5 hours to reach Everest Base Camp from Gorakshep. After taking photographs and enjoying the moment, we head back towards Gorakshep for the overnight. Overnight in Local Lodge (BLD)
Early morning, we head towards Kalapathar to enjoy the mesmerizing Sunrise view. It is a fairly tiring walk up there unless you are well acclimatized. But our hard climb is replenished with the memorable Everest & other big mountain views. Descent from Kalapattar is easy, just a quick straight down walk to Gorakshep. We have our breakfast here and then we descend further down to Dingboche the same route we came up. Overnight in Local Lodge (BLD)
After breakfast, we take a leisurely walk from Dingboche to Chukung which takes approx. 3 hrs walk. The trail passes through stone-walled fields and Imja Khola valley before entering glacier moraines. In the afternoon, Climbing Team make the final preparations, gear checks for the climb. Overnight in Local Lodge (BLD)
CLIMBING TEAM - Following the fairly steep route towards the base camp, we move south as we walk towards the winding paths below the Lhotse glacier. Arriving at the base camp, our crew will set up the tents which will give us enough time to observe the surrounding. We will take a quite training on the climbing before heading for the big climb tomorrow. Overnight in Tented Camp (BLD) TREKKING TEAM - Day is at leisure. Or you can take a day hike to Chukung Ri which lies at an elevation of 5550m and offers memorable views of Lhotse, Island Peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and others. Overnight in Local Lodge (BLD)
DAY 14: CLIMBING TEAM: SUMMIT ISLAND PEAK (6119M) & RETURN BACK TO CHUKUNG TREKKING TEAM: REST DAY AT CHUKUNG CLIMBING TEAM: Long and exciting day ahead. We leave the base camp around 1 AM after a quick breakfast. We start with a slow climb up to 5900 meters, first by an easy path, followed by a scree and a rocky bar; 150 meters of vertical drop on a crevasse glacier, leading us to more than 6000 meters. It is then necessary to go up a slope at 45 degrees, 130 meters in length, using a fixed rope to come out on the ridge from which one discovers the Lhotse; we follow this ridge to the summit. After spending some time at the summit, we then return back to Chukung for the night stop. TREKKING TEAM: Rest Day at Chukung. Meet with rest of the team, Celebratory night with all team members. Overnight in Local Lodge (BLD)
After breakfast, we retrace our steps towards Pangboche which takes approx. 6/7 hrs walk. Overnight in Local Lodge (BLD)
We continue our descend from Pangboche to Namche passing via Tengboche which takes approx. 5/6 hrs walk. Overnight in Local Lodge (BLD)
Today is the last day of our adventurous trek. We descend down to Lukla from Namche. The trail will be exciting as well as easier as we will pass through the forest of rhododendron and pines. Overnight in Local Lodge (BLD)
We bid our farewell to crew members and enjoy our last view of the high mountains while flying back to the Kathmandu from Lukla. Aerial views of snow-capped mountains will be worth to watch during the flight. After 35 minutes of flight, our representative will be waiting for you at domestic airport to take you back to the hotel where you can spend the afternoon with a chilled beer and warm shower. Overnight in Hotel (B)
This day serves as a cushion day, incase the regular schedule flight from Lukla gets affected due to bad weather. Remaining day is at own disposal. Evening enjoy the group dinner at selected local restaurant. Overnight in Hotel (B)
Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home. NOTE: The airport checks in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is 12PM. In case our flight is late evening please let us know if you require half day use of the hotel. ** WISHING YOU A SAFE JOURNEY BACK HOME **

Included

  • Included in the cost:
  • • All necessary airport pick-ups / drops by private vehicle.
  • • 4 Nights in Kathmandu using Boutique Hotel – Nepali Ghar in Kathmandu sharing Twin room on B/B plan.
  • • 1 Farewell dinner with the group after the end of trip in Kathmandu.
  • • Domestic flight Kathmandu–Lukla– Kathmandu including airport tax.
  • • For Climbing Team Members - Island Climbing permit fee & Garbage Deposit fee
  • • All Members - Everest national park fee and Village Development Fee.
  • • 15 Nights Local Tea House trek with accommodation and meals (B/L/D) during the trekking period.
  • • For Climbing Members - 1 Night at Tented Camp at Island Peak Base Camp with tents and food.
  • • Service of 1 experienced English-speaking local trekking guide during the trek
  • • Total of 3 Assistant Sherpa guides for the group of 10 Pax who are also Climbing Sherpas to help support the climbing Members.
  • • Service of 1 Porter for every 2 member (maximum baggage allowance 30 kgs Per Porter)
  • • Climbing Sherpa Guides Insurance & Equipment.
  • • All local support staff salary, accommodation, food and travel expenses.
  • • Insurance of local support staff including guides and porters.
  • • Rain protection duffel bag for client luggage
  • • Sleeping Bag for the members.
  • • 1 Bottle of Oxygen with Mask & Regulator for the whole group incase of emergency.
  • • First Aid kit.
  • • Coordination of helicopter/hospital/ambulance in case of Emergency (provided insurance company or clients cover the cost)
  • NOTE:
  • • Extra cost for UIAGM / IFMGA certified Guide $250 per Day
  • • Package include regular climbing guide.
  • ESSENTIAL INFORMATIONS:
  • PASSPORT AND VISA
  • INFORMATION
  • Your passport needs to be valid for at least six
  • (6) months after your journey ends, and should have a minimum of one (1) blank
  • visa page for entry and exit stamps.
  • CASH & CREDIT CARDS
  • We recommend travelling with some cash, and at
  • least two different major credit cards, such as Visa and Mastercard, so you
  • have backup if your card is not accepted or lost. Access to ATM machines is
  • available in Kathmandu but limited to none in rural areas. Contact your bank
  • and credit card companies to let them know where and when you’ll be travelling,
  • as well as confirm any foreign transaction fees.
  • When carrying cash, try to travel only with recently
  • issued currency in smaller denominations; wrinkled or torn bills are not
  • accepted. Only exchange currency at authorized outlets such as currency
  • exchanges, ATMs or hotels and save receipts as they may be required for exit.
  • PHYSICAL CONDITION &
  • EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
  • Every mountain is another mountain regardless of
  • its height. Climbers must be physically and mentally fit with a good deal of
  • mountaineering experience and skills for your own safety and welfare of the
  • team. Base2Summits Expedition requires all clients to have basic knowledge of
  • mountaineering skills and experience of expedition life. The clients should be
  • confident and comfortable to adopt Himalayan mountaineering practices such as
  • using fixed lines to ascend, descend and crevasse crossing using ladders.
  • BOOKING
  • Booking confirmation must be done 120 days
  • before arrival date to Kathmandu. A non-refundable 50% advance payment must be
  • made after signing the Service Agreement between the two parties 75days before
  • the departure date. Clients must provide a Medical Report signed by a physician
  • stating otherwise healthy and fit.
  • FOOD
  • Food will be of the highest standard possible,
  • given the remoteness of the situation. We will take meals (breakfast, Lunch
  • & Dinner) in lodges and teahouses along the trail. We are able to
  • accommodate most dietary requirements but do please inform us in advance.
  • TEAM
  • We believe in delivering highest standard of
  • client care before and after the completion of trip. A team of dedicated and
  • experienced Guide & Sherpas will provide support during the trek and for
  • the summit climb as well.

Excludes

  • Excluded in the cost
  • • Nepal Visa Fee {bring 4 copies passport size picture too}
  • • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • • Personal Climbing Sherpa - on additional charge USD 1200 Per Sherpa (Optional)
  • • Personal expenses, Alcoholic beverages, bottled mineral water, soft drinks and snack foods during trek & in Kathmandu
  • • Insurance - travel, medical or emergency Heli evacuation.
  • • Personal climbing gears and equipment
  • • Personal tips for local support staff which is strongly recommended and highly appreciated.
  • • Extra cost due occurred due to force majeure or unexpected events like natural disaster. or the events beyond control of the Base2Summits team and its partners

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Everest Trek With Island Peak Climb – 6189M