Everest Base Camp & Island Peak Expedition

Package Details
  • Total Duration: 20 days
  • Trek Duration: 16 days
  • Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous
  • Max Elevation: 6189m at Island Peak
  • Mode of Trek: Teahouse + Camping
  • Trek Starts: Lukla
  • Trek Ends: Lukla

“Exhilarating climb on the summit of renowned Island Peak or Imjatse, within rich Buddhist culture, warm-friendly locals, traditional village, land of worlds heritage, high alpine valley’s in the close backdrop of the world’s highest peak ‘Mt. Everest.”

Our adventurous trek to Island Peak begins from Lukla after a spectacular mountain flight from Kathmandu. This adventurous route leads first to Namche Bazaar with two nights here for good acclimatization, then heading into the high valleys of Khumbu. At Gorakshep in the Khumbu valley, an opportunity to climb Kalapattar (5,550m) for the classic panoramic view of Everest South West Face and array of other giant snow capped peaks. The following day our route leads across the Khumbu glacier to the site of Everest Base Camp at the foot of the massive Khumbu icefall. Finally the trek heads for the Imja valley and the start out climb of Island Peak from Island Peak Base Camp, where we set up our own base camp at the foot of the mountain’s South ridge, surrounded by stunning ice scenery beneath the immense Nuptse-Lhotse wall which towers above. Island Peak/Imja Tse (6,189m) located at the top of the Imja valley in the Khumbu region, just above the summer settlement of Chhukung, surrounded by Lhotse and Lhotse Shar glaciers. It offers a worthwhile challenge to the experienced winter mountaineer, competent in using ice axe and crampons, being technically straight forward. Some of the difficult section being a mixed rock and ice wall at a slope of around 45 degrees leading to the narrow summit ridge, approximately Scottish winter grade 2. The climb will be undertaken towards the end of the trek when everyone will be fully acclimatized. For those not attempting the climb of Island Peak, the Island Peak Trek is an opportunity to explore the Imja Khola Valley. This trip is highly recommended, as it will take you into high valleys, with plenty of time to visit Sherpa villages and monasteries and photographs the ever exciting moments from stunning view points. From Island Peak base camp our route descend along the Imja Khola to Dingboche and make way to Namche Bazaar, passing through Pangboche village with time to visit the old gompa of this area and at Thyangboche as well. After the great long descent from Namche, then following the Dudh Kosi valley to Lukla where a spectacular mountain flight brings you back to Kathmandu.

Departure Dates

Spring/Autumn – 2014
06 May to 25 May
15 September to 04 October

Price

Standard accommodation in Cities 2-6 pax 7-16 pax
Camping basis - -
Single supplement - -
Deluxe accommodation in Cities 2-6 pax 7-16 pax
Camping basis - -
Single supplement - -

Outline itinerary

Day 01 Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 02 Full day guided sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu Valley
Day 03 Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m)
Day 04 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 05 Rest day at Namche Bazar
Day 06 Trek to Tengboche (3860m)
Day 07 Trek to Phiriche (4240m)
Day 08 Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 09 Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) to Gorakhshep (5140m)
Day 10 Trek to Kalapathar (5550m) and to Dingboche (4410m)
Day 11 Trek to Chhukung (4730m)
Day 12 Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (4970m)
Day 13 Trek to High Camp (5400m)
Day 14 Ascent to Island Peak (6189m) and back to Chukkung (4730m)
Day 15 Trek to Khumjung (3780m)
Day 16 Trek to Monjo (2835m)
Day 17 Trek to Lukla (2840m)
Day 18 Fly to Kathmandu
Day 19 Free day in Kathmandu
Day 20 Final Departure