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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 not included
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.
Airport pick up and transfer to Hotel. There will be a welcome dinner with your guide. First taste of the wonderful local food.
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.
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...
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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).
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.
For the most astonishing views, we ascend Kala Pathar peak (5540m) in the morning without bag packs. And start our descent to Pheriche.
We start our way towards Island Peak. Our stop, Chhukhung village, where our preparation to Island Peal ascend will begin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Back to Lukla to take our flight.
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.
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.
We hope to see you again soon!