Everest Trek
Total 22 days 6189m Trek days 18 Hard and Technical

ISLAND PEAK AND EVEREST TREK

Sagarmatha National Park

ISLAND PEAK ASCENT (WITH EVEREST BASE CAMP AND AMA DABLAM BASE CAMP VISIT)

      • Next Departure Dates 2021:

          • OCTOBER 2021

          Overview

            • Minimum: 2 people. Maximum 10 people.
            • Price from 2 to 3 people: 2230€*
            • Price from 4 to 7 people: 1983€*
            • Price from 8 people: 1830€*
            • Total Days: 22
            • Trek Days: 18
            • Trek Difficulty: Hard and Technical
            • Activities: Visit Everest Base Camp (5364m), visit Ama Dablam Base Camp, Summit Island Peak (6189m), summit Kala Pathar (5550m), visit Tengboche Monastery (3860m) and many others, Sherpa culture immersion, visit representative villages like Namche Bazar, Phortse (where the climbing training center is), Pangboche… Himalaya knowledge, high altitude knowledge, the geography of Himalaya, Nepali and Sherpa languages…

          * Prices are based on USD. The exchange rate for Euro is made in November 2019 and it might be changed if a strong exchange rate fluctuation occurs.

          ISLAND PEAK TREK

          TREK HIGHLIGHTS:

          • This is one of our Nepal Treks of once in a lifetime experience.
          • Exclusive itinerary designed by InspireU Adventures.
          • The great challenge of the ascension to Island Peak (6189m).
          • A full overview of Sagarmatha National Park.
          • Visit Everest Base Camp.
          • Visit to Ama Dablam Base Camp
          • The best views of Mount Everest from Kala Pathar summit.
          • Special progressive ascension for perfect acclimatization.
          • Unforgettable flight to Lukla airport (2800m high). Spectacular panoramic views of the Himalayas range from the plane during the flight.
          • Immersion into Sherpa culture (traditions, customs, and language)
          • Visit one of the highest Buddhist monastery in the world, Tengboche (3860m) and the largest in the Khumbu Region. (We have a special itinerary dedicated to Tengboche Monastery Trek)
          • Walk through the highest suspension bridge above the river.

          ABOUT ISLAND PEAK ASCENT TREK

          Discover the Land of the Sherpa. A trip that will transport you to the magic paths, mystic forests and legendary views surrounded by majestic peaks and some of the highest mountains in the world (Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Thamserku…).

          Island Peak, situated on the South-East part of Everest Peak, is the most intense physical activity. It is a challenge with the most spectacular reward for our eyes, our bodies, and our minds.

          With this itinerary, we like walking away from the crowds as much as possible to enjoy nature in a more intimate way in such a popular region.

          Trek in the shadows of the Yeti still alive amongst the legends of the locals. Discover one of the highest Buddhist monastery in the world: Tengboche. Mingle in the Sherpa culture as you walk through the nature of the Himalayas. Let yourself go and discover the living rocks, and enjoy the flora and fauna in one of the most astonishing treks you will ever do in your life…

          Check our Trip Schedule below this page for more details.

          “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…”
          John Muir (“John of the Mountains”. naturalist and preservationist. 1838 – 1914)

          What’s included:

          • Nepali Licenced Guide English fluent.
          • Porter (1 porter every 2 persons. Each porter will carry a maximum of 15Kg).
          • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System): this is the trekking permit.
          • National Park Entrance fee.
          • All special permits to summit Island Peak.
          • All domestic flights.
          • All airport pickups and drop-offs in Nepal.
          • High comfort Hotels before and after the trek with Breakfast included (4 nights in total).
          • A welcome dinner on the arrival day.
          • Accommodation during the trek in lodges/tea house.
          • Food during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
          • A cup of tea or coffee in every meal during the trek.
          • Basic Medical kit.
          • Staff insurance.
          • All Taxes.
          • Personalized attention during the planning stages previously to the trek via email, WhatsApp, Skype and other methods available.

          What’s not included

          • International flights.
          • Visa. Check our page About Nepal for Visa information.
          • Insurance with mountain rescue and repatriation compulsory. In case of doubt, do not hesitate to ask us when booking your trip and we will be happy to help you find the best option for you.
          • Meals before and after the trekking adventure (except breakfasts and 1 welcome dinner included)
          • Alcohol, soft drinks and snacks
          • Necessary trek equipment and personal material. See our list of things to bring to a trek to have an idea of what you need.
          • Personal medicines
          • Specific equipment to summit Island Peak (available to rent).
          • Hot shower during the trek (often available in lodges under cost)
          • Electronic devices battery recharge (often available in lodges under cost). It is advisable to carry a portable charger if you have electronic devices to be charged during the trek.
          • Tips to guides and porters

          Best time to trek: spring and autumn (April, May / October, November). Check our page “When to visit Nepal and When to Trek”.

          *NOTE: The airport of Lukla has very variable weather and sometimes flights get delayed or canceled. Please, be prepared for potential delays and to remain in Lukla extra nights. It is advisable that clients allow extra days when booking their return international flight.

          ISLAND PEAK TREK MAP

          ISLAND PEAK TREK ITINERARY, COST, AND GALLERY

01Day One: Arrival Kathmandu

Airport pick up and transfer to Hotel. There will be a welcome dinner with your guide. First taste of the wonderful local food.

02Day Two: Kathmandu

Exploring day in the city. You will be able to explore the city as well as make the last preparation for the trek. We will provide you with all information you need to explore the most emblematic places in Kathmandu. If you wish to have a Guided City Tour, do not hesitate to request this service when booking with us.

03Day Three: Fly from Kathmandu (1400m) to Lukla (2840m) and walk to Benkhar (2800m) / Time: 5 to 6 hours

We will wake up very early (around 04:30am) to be at the airport first thing in the morning and take the domestic flight to Lukla (2800m), where the trek starts. Be prepared for a true adventure flying with a small aircraft with astonishing views of the Himalayas on the left of the aircraft, and the infinite hills covered by rice field terraces on the left. Once we land we start trekking. We will stop to recharge batteries and have some food in Phakding. Our last destination will be Benkhar, one of the last villages before entering the Sagarmatha National Park. On our arrival to Benkhar, we will be able to explore the area and have our first Sherpa dinner. This time we sleep in a high altitude mountain lodge! The adventure has just started...

04Day Four: Benkhar to Namche Bazar (3440m) / Time: 4 to 5 hours

During this journey we will be able to have the first views of Mount Everest just before arriving to Namche Bazar. This will be a short day trek, around 3 to 4 hours. The last 2 hours we will face a steep terrain after crossing one of the highest suspension bridge of the region to arrive to Namche Bazar. We will have time to walk around the village, taste delicious sweet caprices at the German Bakery, enjoy the paintings and the handicraft around the village or play pool at the bar!

05Day Five: Namche Bazar acclimatization day. Khumjung (3780m) / Time: 4 to 5 hours.

We will spend the day doing some treks and activities to explore the area and get immersed in the culture. A variety of options are available. Some of our favourite ones; trek to Everest View Hotel, astonishing trek with the best views of the range of Everest: Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest, Annapurna… Visit Khumjung, just at the bottom of Mount Khumbila (the sacred mountain). We see the Edmund Hillary Foundation school and come back through Yak farms. On our arrival back to Namche Bazar, we can enjoy a good movie or documentary at the coffee shop.

06Day Six: Namche Bazar to Phortse (3810m) / Time: 6 to 7 hours

After a nice flattish walk through a wide path for about an hour, we will ascend to Mongla, from which we will have outstanding views of the valley. After our lunch we prepare for the descend to the Dudh river to then cross it and ascend again for 30 minutes to Phortse village. Phortse is situated on top of a flat hill supervising the south part of the National Park. Privileged views will leave us speeachless. Phortse is home of the Climbing School where all Sherpas and Nepali guides prepare and train to get licenced to be alpine guides and work on peaks like Everest or Island Peak!

07Day Seven: Phortse to Upper Pangboche (3930m) / Time: 4 to 5 hours

Exiting Phortse will provide us amazing scenery of Tengboche views at the other side of the Imja river on our right, and Ama Dablam will show spectacular most of the day in front of us. The trail is narrow our walk will arrive to Upper Pangboche, where we can visit the oldest Monastery in the region.

08Day Eight: Upper Pangboche to Dingboche (4410m) / Time: 5 to 6 hours

A wonderful trek day through the valley. We will be surrounded by the giants of the Himalayas. Everest will feel closer every time. And the splendorous views of Ama Dablam have no description; a must see.

09Day Nine: Dingboche acclimatization day. Nangkar Tshang (5616m) / Time: 5 to 6 hours

We will stay for an acclimatization day. During the day we will hike up to Nangkar Tshang peak and be overwhelmed by the astonishing panorama with views of Island Peak. We will start feeling the altitude in every step, slow steps and drinking many litters of water is the key for the success!

010Day Ten: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) / Time: 6 to 7 hours

A journey where we will approach the Khumbu glacier. On our way to Lobuche we will go through a piece of land used as a memorial for the ones who lost their lives climbing the Everest summit. A sacred place where one must walk with respect. An intense experience where lots of questions will arise on us... Depending on the arrival time to Lobuche, we may have an opportunity to visit the Italian Camp in the afternoon (the highest Laboratory/observatory high altitude scientific research centre, 5050m, where data is collected for the purpose of the study of environment, climate, human physiology and geology).

011Day Eleven: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5140m) and Everest Base Camp (5364m) / Time: 8 hours

If the conditions are good, we will visit Everest Base Camp in the afternoon (leaving the bag packs in Gorak Sherp lodge). Very special visit in which we are able to see where the expeditions prepare themselves to ascend the summit of the highest mountain in the world above the sea level.

012Day Twelve: Kala Pathar (5550m) and down to Pheriche (4240m) / Time: 6 to 7 hours

For the most astonishing views, we ascend Kala Pathar peak (5540m) in the morning without bag packs. And start our descent to Pheriche.

013Day Thirteen: Pheriche to Chhukhung (4730m) / Time: 4 to 5 hours

We start our way towards Island Peak. Our stop, Chhukhung village, where our preparation to Island Peal ascend will begin.

014Day Fourteen:Chhukhung to Island Peak Base Camp (5080m) / Time: 4 to 5 hours

Today we arrive at the Island Peak Base Camp, where we will have a special camp with tents prepared by our staff and a special cooking service.

015Day Fifteen: Island Peak Summit day and back to Chhuckhung / Time: 9 to 10 hours

We will wake up in the morning before sun rises to start ascending with the torch. It is a challenging day full of rewards. After the summit we will descend back to Chhukhung.

016Day Sixteen: Chhukhung to Lower Pangboche / Time: 5 to 6 hours

A nice and easy path will lead us to Pangboche, where we will rest and prepare for our trek day to Ama Dablam Base Camp.

017Day Seventeen: Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek day / Time: 7 to 8 hours

The trek is a truly magic experience. The path starts descending to the river to then climb up a hill for the first 2 hours. The path starts leading us into the foot of Ama Dablam Peak, and we find ourselves surrounded by astonishing mountains, large waterfalls and huge cliffs. A marvelous journey that we will be fortunate not to have missed.

018Day Eighteen: Pangboche to Namche Bazar via Tengboche / Time: 6 to 7 hours

Today we hike back to Namche but we take another path than before to go visit Tengboche Monastery, one of the highest buddhist monesteries in the world and the largest in the Solukhumbu area.

019Day Nineteen: Namche Bazar to Lukla / Time: 6 to 7 hours

Back to Lukla to take our flight.

020Day Twenty: Lukla to Kathmandu

We get the morning flight back to Kathmandu. We will be able to have our last farewell to Everest region by enjoying the spectacular Himalaya range from the plane. After landing, we drop you off at your hotel, and you will be able to rest and enjoy the city.

021Day Twenty one: Kathmandu day

Last day to explore the city of Kathmandu or visit the surroundings (Bhaktapur, Nagarkot, Dhulikel and Namo Buddha...) and find special artisan crafts to take home as a memory of a Country that Inspired You.

022Day Twenty two: Transfer to the international Airport and end of our services unless arranged differently

We hope to see you again soon!

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*Our rates are established in US Dollar. The exchange rate to € is from 09/05/2019 and is likely to be revised if there is a strong fluctuation. · The trek is for a minimum of 4 people. · All accommodations are based on twin room. · Please, contact us and we will accommodate your needs.

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