Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing

Schedule

Fri Apr 07 2023 at 06:00 am to 07:00 am

UTC+05:45

Location

everest base camp | Kathmandu, BA

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Embark an exceptional adventure to Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek a challenging trek and a mountaineering opportunity at the same time. A trek to Gokyo valley and Everest base camp is recommended to gain adequate acclimatization before scaling the 6189m peak if you have sufficient time for the adventure. An ascent of Gokyo Ri (5357m/19216ft) and Kala Pattar (5545m/18192ft) crossing of challenging Cho La and an ascent to Everest Base Camp proves to be an ideal acclimatization hike and gives you superb close-up views of Himalayan peaks (Everest Cho Oyu Lhotse Makalu etc) before summiting the Island peak itself for more distant views of hundreds of Himalayan peaks. Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek route offers all the best of the classic trekking route plus the attraction of a much quieter approach and a circular route that avoids backtracking.

After a day of city tours in Kathmandu the real adventure begins with an exciting flight on a twin otter that lands us at a tiny airstrip in Lukla . Upon meeting more of our crew members at Lukla we make our way to Phakding. We make several crossings of the same Dudh Koshi River on suspension bridges. Walking through rhododendron forests we enter Sagarmatha National Park and finally the popular Sherpa village of Namche Bazzar where we spend two nights in order to acclimatize with the altitude. We leave main Everest trail and walk up through the village of Dole Machhermo etc and finally reach Gokyo Valley where we spend next acclimatization day hiking towards 4th and 5th lakes along with summit of Gokyo Ri for spectacular views of 8000 meters peaks such as Lhotse Makalu Cho Oyu including Mt. Everest.

Leaving behind the Gokyo valley we cross the high altitude pass of Cho la and commence Everest base camp trek and Kala Patthar hike in next couple of days. The feeling of inner satisfaction and accomplishment strikes us upon stepping at base camp of highest Himalaya on planet. Panoramic views of Everest Himalayan range from Kala Patthar are something you would love to cherish. We move forward towards Island Peak Base Camp get some instructions on climbing techniques we need for the Island peak climbing next day. Early in the morning we grab our boots ropes and with torch on we start climbing the glorious Island peak. After the summit we trek all the way back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek is suitable for adventure lovers who are looking for a challenging trek in Nepal plus a chance to step to mountaineering on same trip. Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek is a strenuous trek and climb. Physically fit trekkers need not have a previous climbing experience or high altitude experience (if you have its good) to join on this trek but one should prepare for it with hikes and exercises at least two months prior to the adventure.

 Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1338 m/4390 ft)

Day 2: Trek preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2800 m/9184 ft) and Trek to Phakding (2652 m/8700 ft) 3-4 hrs trek

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440 m/11283 ft) 6-7 hrs trek

Day 5: Acclimatization Day in Namche bazaar – Hike to Everest View Hotel. 5-6 hrs

Day 6: Trek to Dole (4200 m/ 13780 ft) 5-6 hrs

Day 7: Trek to Machhermo (4470 m/ 14663 ft) 4-5 hrs

Day 8: Machhermo to Gokyo (4800 m/15744 ft) 5-6 hrs

Day 9: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day - 4th and 5th Gokyo Lakes Hike. 5-6 hrs

Day 10: Hike Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17570 ft) and trek to Thagnak (4750 m/15580 ft) 5 - 6 hrs

Day 11: Thagnak to Cho La Pass (5420 m/17780 ft) to Dzongla (4830 m /15939 ft) 6 - 7 hrs

Day 12: Dzongla to Lobuche (4910m/16105 ft) 3 to 4 hours

Day 13: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17594 ft) and back to Gorakshep (5140 m/16860 ft) 6 - 7 hrs

Day 14: Hike to Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft) - Dingboche 6 - 7 hrs

Day 15: Dingboche/Chhukung to Island peak base camp. 3 - 4 hrs

Day 16: Reach the summit of the Island peak (6189m/20300ft) and return to Chhukung (4730m/15518ft) 10 - 11 hrs

Day 17: Contingency Day

Day 18: Trek back Chhukung to Namche Bazzar. 7 - 8 hrs

Day 19: Namche Bazaar to Lukla. 6 - 7 hrs

Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 21: Departure


Trip cost USD 2900.00 


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 Cost Info

Price Include

Transport


Private vehicle: Hotel and airport transfers

Private Vehicle: Transfers for Kathmandu City Tour

Flight: Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu flight

Accommodation


3 nights' Accommodation (twin sharing) in Kathmandu in a 3-star category hotel

16-17 nights' accommodation (twin sharing) during the trek

1-2 night accommodation (twin sharing) in tented camp during climbing

 

Food / Drinks


Breakfast (B) Lunch (L) Dinner (D) during the trek and climb

Breakfasts while in Kathmandu

Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Seasonal fruit on trek

Staff


English speaking Trekking Guide/leader: One guide for each group.

One assistant guide every 6 trekkers including their accommodation transportation food salary transportation and insurance

Porters (ratio of porter 1:2 clients carrying up to 15kg of personal gear per client) including their accommodation transportation food salary transportation insurance

English speaking city tour guide for Kathmandu city tour

 

Permits and Taxes


Island Peak Climbing permit

Sagarmatha National Park Permit

Local village Development charge

TIMS permit (if applicable)

Entrance fee/permit for monuments and temples (Boudhanath Pashupatinath Monkey Temple Patan Durbar Square) for Kathmandu City tour (day 2)

All applicable taxes to be paid to the Nepalese government

Others


Group mountaineering equipment

Complimentary four seasons down sleeping bag and down jacket provided for the duration of the trek (suggested to bring if you have your own)

Complimentary 80-liter Duffel bag (to keep personal belongings to be carried by porter) down sleeping bag and down jacket hire for the duration of the trek

Complimentary Everest region Trekking map (Island peak is in Everest region)

Complimentary Icicles Adventure T-shirt

First aid medicine box carried at all times by a guide

Entrance fee for temples and monuments during Kathmandu city tour (Durbar Square Boudhanath Pashupatinath Monkey Temple)

Price Exclude

Transport


International airfares to and from Kathmandu

Any other additional transportation (if needed) outside of the program (such as for shopping or for unforeseen circumstances etc)

Accommodation


Extra night/s of accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival late departure early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

 


Food / Drinks


Soft drinks tea/coffee and alcoholic beverages are not included and must be purchased separately by the client

Drinking water on trek (but during the climb boiled water will be provided for drinking)

Desserts are not included so if ordered should be paid separately by the client

Lunches and Dinners in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary- see meal inclusions for more details)

Others


Nepalese tourist visa (available on arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport-more on Nepal Visa Information)

Client's travel insurance

Personal trekking and climbing gears

Any optional/ additional activities outside of the program

Personal shopping and expense

Tips/gratuities for the staff

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