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Island Peak Climbing


One can view beauty of the world’s highest Sagarmatha National Park in the shade of highest peaks of Mt. Everest and climb the panoramic view point at Kalapatthar and Island Peak Climbing, where you will be surrounded with breathtaking views, Experience treks offers marvelous grand journey of Everest Base camp Trek & Island Peak climbing in the midst of rich old Buddhist culture and traditions in the warm hospitality of the highlanders the Sherpa tribe. Experience treks adventure begins with a sweeping scenic short flight of Lukla, the gateway to Everest, walks to lead to Khumbu's Sherpa capital at Namche Bazaar, the famed Thyangboche Monastery and to the unmatched view point of Kalapatthar 5,545 m and to the exciting Everest base camp trek with a climb of Island peak with extraordinary view of Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse and the remorseless Khumbu icefall and its glacier. 
After a memorable journey of a life time Everest Base Camp Trek & Climb of Island Peak with reliable expert guides service, this awesome adventurous and ever exciting journey concludes at Lukla for the scenic sort flight back to Kathmandu.

Trip Highlight: 
• In the world’s highest area, climb of famed Island/Imjatse Peak within rich Buddhist culture
• Warm hospitality of highlanders, the Sherpa’s cultural and traditional villages
• World heritage Sagarmatha National Park
• High alpine valley's within high Mt. Everest, pristine alpine forests.



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Day 01: 
Arrive in Kathmandu 1,300 m and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: 
Fly Lukla 2,800 m & walk to Phakding 2,652 m/04 hrs

Day 03: 
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m/06 hrs. 

Day 04: 
Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. 

Day 05: 
Trek to Thyangboche/Tengboche 3,867 m/05 hrs. 

Day 06: 
Trek to Pheriche 4,243 m/05 hrs. 

Day 07: 
Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m/05 hrs. 

Day 08: 
Trek to Gorakshep 5,160 m & hike to Everest Base Camp 5,360 m & returned back to Gorakshep 5,160 m/08 hrs.

Day 09: 
Trek to Kalapatthar 5,545 m and to Dingboche 4,350 m/08 hrs. 

Day 10:
Trek to Island Peak base camp 4,970 m/05 hrs. 

Day 11: 
Trek to High Camp 5,400 m/04 hrs 

Day 12:
Climb to the Summit of Island Peak 6,189 m & back to Isalnd base camp 4,970 m/08 hrs. 

Day 13: 
Trek back to Dingboche 4,350 m/06 hrs. 

Day 14: 
Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m/04 hrs. 

Day 15: 
Trek to Monjo 2,830 m/06 hrs. 

Day 16: 
Trek back to Lukla 2,800 m/05 hrs. 

Day 17:
Fly Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. 

Day 18: 
In Kathmandu free day.

Day 19: 
Transfer to airport for international departure.

Service includes 

• Airport pick up & drop off by private vehicles
• KTM to Lukla airfare for member and staff/s
• 4 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on 3 star category B/B plan
• A days sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle & professional tour guide
• TIMS & National park entry permit fee
• Basic accommodation during the trek
• Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during trek
• English speaking guide & porter during trek
• Food and salary for staff and porter
• Trekking gears for the local trekking staffs (shoes, jacket & trouser)
• Insurance for local trekking staffs
• First Aid Kit box/bag

Service does not include
• Nepal entry visa fee, Photographs & international flights fare
• Meals in Kathmandu (lunch & dinner)
• Personal nature expanses: telephone calls, cyber bills, bar bills, laundry service, battery recharge bills, hot shower (On trek),washing water, pots of hot drinks, bottle/boiled water, alcoholic and soft drinks
• Additional cost incurred due to extending your stay at hotel due to cancel and delay of flight because of poor visibility due to heavy raining/snowing/cloudy from Lukla airport & go fly into Lukla from Kathmandu too.
• Essential trekking gears
• Travel & health insurance
• Tipping for all trekking staffs (guide & porter/s)
• An emergencies or rescue evacuation cost/charge (helicopter), if required
 

 Day 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. 
On reaching at Kathmandu international airports our Experience Treks staff will receive and transfer you to respective hotel. At the hotel our guide will brief with orientation programs of the hotel, Kathmandu, trekking, do's and don’ts and other related information while you are in Nepal with Experience Treks. 

Day 02: 
Fly to Lukla 2,800 m & trek to Phakding 2,652 m/04 hrs walk
Starting this wonderful adventure with an early morning flight of Lukla with panoramic views on route as the plane landed at Lukla, the first day walk an easy and moderate way to Phakding village the trail although it is moderate with ups and down along with the grand views of Numbur, Kongde, Naulekh and Kusum Kanguru peaks and beautiful landscapes of the villages and farm fields and Buddhist religious stupa, prayer walls then reaching the overnight stop at Phakding village by the glacial river Dudhkoshi afternoon free to immerse with the local culture.

Day 03: 
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m/06 hrs 
After a nice time of Phakding, follow the river Dudhkoshi upstream with awesome views of Kusum Kanguru,Thamserku peak 6,608 m, Khumbila 5,840 m, the patron god of Khumbu region with the moderate nice walk reaching at Monjo village, then to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. From here a short descends on a gradual walk to the Jorsalle village the last village till Namche Bazaar is reached walking on the river bank till the path leads to the last bridge over the Imjatse river, from here trek along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar with magnificent view of Kongde peak, Kusum kangru Mt. Everest, Nuptse wall, Lhotse and the closer view of Tawache after ending the last uphill walk reaching the famed Namche Bazaar, the houses with lodges and hotels are situated in an amphitheatre shape.

Day 04:
Rest the day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and hike. 
Recommend activities include a short walk uphill to Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter with panoramic views of mountains Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, Taboche, Lhotse and Everest visit the museum information on history of the Himalayas, geographic, culture, mountaineering on flora and fauna of this region, other activities hike up to world’s highest Everest View Hotel at 3,880 m with an excursion to Khumjung and Khunde village beneath the sacred Khumbila mountain.

Day 05: 
Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m/05 hours. 
After a good time of Namche Bazaar, adventure continue with fairly easy for the first half, walk follow on the gradual trail with few short ups and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks from Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kongde-Ri peak along others snowcapped peaks. After a pleasant walk of two to three hours coming at Phungitenga 3,250 ms, a small settlement of couples of teahouses and an army barrack serving as park wardens an area is surrounded with alpine forest of silver firs, blue pines, rhododendron, magnolia and birch trees, the uphill from here of two hours reaches at Thyangboche Monastery for the overnight stop. This beautiful spot offers view of the majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam with Everest looming above the Nuptse wall of the north with Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east.

Day 06: 
Trek to Pheriche 4,243 m/05 hrs. 
Morning downhill towards Imjatse Khola (river) and then climbing to Pangboche village with majestic views of Ama Dablam at 6,856 m, from here Pheriche is a good walk of three hour’s situated beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse 6,440 m and Tawache 6,542 m.

Day 07: 
Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m/05 hrs. 
Morning walk on the valley then with an uphill to Dugla (Thugla) beneath the Cholatse and Tawache Peaks, Thugla a nice spot for lunch as there no lodge till Loboche, from here climb the steep up to the top Thugla pass which has numerous stone cairns of memorable of unfortunate climber’s who had died during climbing on Mount Everest and other high mountains of this area. The trek continues on the left side of the glacier, finally reaching the cluster of houses at Lobuche for overnight stop.

Day 08: 
Trek to Gorakshep 5,160 m and continue to Everest base camp 5,367 m/08 hrs round trip.
From Lobuche walk towards world’s highest Everest base camp at 5,367 meters a highlight of this trip before the climb of Island peak, morning walk follows rocky moraine and glacial pond. After a walk on moraine dunes a short downhill walk brings to Gorakshep situated below Kalapatthar 5,545 ms and Mt. Pumori 7,145 ms, an impressive mountain inthe area. After short stop here continues to walk towards Everest Base Camp, after a strenuous walk over rocky dunes and moraine, reaching at Everest Base Camp. At Base Camp with great views of Khumbu icefall and other giant peaks then return to Gorakshep for the overnight stop.

Day 09:
Hike to Kalapatthar and trek to Dingboche 4,350 m/08 hrs. 
An early morning, hike for two hours to Kalapatthar view point at 5,545 meters, for awesome scenery of Mt. Everest in a close distance and panorama of high mountains peaks all over the north east range, after a great time at the panoramic view point, return back to Gorakshep and continue walk to Lobuche then heading on the same trail for an hour then the route diverts towards Imjatse valley to for overnight stop.

Day 10: 
Trek to Island/Imjatse Peak Base Camp 4,970 m/06 hrs. 
The first part of the trek is graudual up on the bank of the Imjatse Khola (stream) for two hrs till Chhukung. Then from here walking deeper of Imjatse valley to Island Peak Base Camp, the walk follows a steep climb towards south then on the moraine along the left bank of Lhotse west face glacier and the following glacial streams to the snout of Imjatse glacier and then crossing a dry lake between Lhotse and Imja glaciers to reach Pareshaya Gyab for Island peak base camp. 

Day 11:
Trek & Climb to High Camp 5,400 m/04 hrs. 
A short day trek to high camp, setting high camp will be shorter and better to reach the summit, after base camp the walk leads south-east around Island Peak over the moraine, then scrambling up an open gully leading in between two well defined ridges and the site of high camp below a small hanging glacier at 5, 280 m at high camp, afternoon time preparations for the next early morning climb.

Day 12: 
Climb Island Peak 6,189 m and return to base camp 4,970 m/08 hrs. 
Today the big day much awaited to highlight of this adventure, morning walk before dawn climb across the broad open gully. And then following a snow-covered glacier above, avoiding serac and crevasses heading northwards over snow covered screen in the margin between the glacier and the base of the main top ridge.Then crossing a gully with some stone and icefall danger, a steep snow and ice ramp leads upwards for nearly 100 meters (300ft), to the summit top offering unmatched views of Lhotse 8,511 m Mt. Ama-Dablam 6,856 m, Chamlang and Baruntse far distance, after an experience of a life time descend on the same route towards base camp. 

Day 13: 
Trek back to Dingboche 4,350 m/05 hrs. 
After overwhelming moment with the climb of Island peak return journey leads back to human settlement of Dingboche for the overnight stop in comfort of nice cozy lodge.

Day 14:
Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m/04 hrs.
From Dingboche nice easy walks to bridge over Dudhkoshi river from here with short climbs then downhill all the to Pangboche and to the bridge, then back into tree lines of rhododendron, birch and pines forest, after crossing the bridge uphill for few hours all the way to Thyangboche for the overnight stop with grand scenery of mountains all around and a visit to the famous Thyangboche monastery.

Day 15: 
Trek to Monjo 2,835 m/06 hrs. 
Retrace the journey back, on reaching Namche Bazaar downhill all the way to Monjo for the overnight stop, located by the Sagarmatha National Park.

Day 16: 
Trek to Lukla 2,800 m/05 hrs.
The last final day trek of this wonderful walking journey to Lukla, apart from few short up hills the only long climb is just before Lukla which takes 45 minutes from the old big Oak tree. On reaching Lukla check into respective lodges and last day dinner with the fellow Sherpa crew, porters and trekking members. 

Day 17:
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
A short scenic flight of Kathmandu in the early morning normally, because of the wind in the afternoon, the flight can be delayed sometime due to bad weather, this scenic flight from Lukla of 35 minutes reaches to Kathmandu with awesome views during the flight. On reaching Kathmandu domestic terminal, transfer you back to respective hotels.

Day 18:
Free day at leisure.
We have reserved this day in case of flight delay at Lukla if all goes well a free day in Kathmandu, inform our staff for short sightseeing tours of and around Kathmandu valley.

Day 19: 
Transfer to airport for international departure
Last day in the magic awesome Himalaya and with grand memorable time in the mountains with Experience Treks, as per your flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your final departure for homeward bound.

USD 2075 for 1 Pax, USD 1785 for 2 Pax, USD 1730 for 3 or more Pax


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Health Requirements
You are preparing for a trek in the higher altitudes of remote Himalayan region. Hence during this treks, the physically, emotionally & mentally demanding mountain trek & you may face Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), if you trek/hike quickly/ascended too fast as well as other health related problems. In this regard, Experience Treks strongly recommends for those travelers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lungs and blood pressure/diseases make know to us before booking this trip.

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The remote mountain trekking requires 4 – 6 hours walking in per day a basis and at times it even exceeds to 7 – 8 hours depending on your walking pace, age groups, weather condition & seasons. Despite this fact, we do not suggest you for mandatory hiking or technical climbing experiences. Yet, it will be better if you have a regular jogging habit of few weeks before booking this trip
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Acclimatization
Trekking in higher altitudes may even cost the life of travelers! The more you go higher elevation/height, the lesser will be availability of Oxygen pressure in the air. Therefore, your body requires a few days too many days to adopt the newer situation/climate in an environment with less oxygen. The higher you climb the more will be the possibility of undergoing through Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) problems. Hence, Experience Nepal Treks & Expedition`s itineraries are extremely concern on this problem/issue. With our expert team, you can easily cops with altitude sickness problems. The AMS will attract you after 3,000 m. The Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), non-profitable medical institution recommends to all trekkers/hikers to ascend slowly after 3,000 m (either ascends 300 m each day or every 600 m spend an extra night, the same altitude). The rule is slowly ascents to go higher elevation to be safe!

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We are tremendously concern over the rights of the porters who facilitate traveler`s adventure dreams in the Himalayas. Without porters hard working, your dream to go to mountains will not be certain/guaranteed. It is our serious concern that the porters should be well paid, make sure their warm clothing, well equipped and treated equally even in the harsh situation in the remote Himalayas. In case of emergency situations, we give equal to rescue facilities as other team members get in the adverse situation in the higher altitude including rescue services by Helicopter. Besides this, we too are concern about International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) which works in the field of trekking porter/s by protecting the rights of porter, basic language training to express their problems, make sure for enough warm clothing & other equipment, compulsory Insurance facility. In doing so, we recommend all our trekkers in the Himalayas just to keep their luggage under 30 kg so that it can be handled by porters smoothly in the higher mountains. If possible, try to make about 25 Kg. over 4,000 m & high passes.

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Being human beings, it is our responsibility to protect natural & cultural order, to conserve environment and to love nature. Himalayan region is ecologically very much fragile and hence we try to practice “to leave just footprints and take photos” so that future generation will to have chances to experience the beauty of Himalayan region. Respecting natural balance and being sensible towards local environment yields into protecting local cultures as well. Hence, our trip operations tremendously focus on environmental issues in the Himalayas and thereby eco-tourism.
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The best seasons of travelling/trekking in the Himalayas are autumn season (September-November) and spring season (March-May). Apart from these two seasons, there is a possibility of trekking in the Himalayas even in the winter and summer seasons which is called off-seasons. In the winter season, cold, snowing & flight delay or cancellation slightly affects the trips & high passes could be closed. But, travelling/trekking in the summer season comes with tremendous rewards for a passionate botanist despite of rainy days, flooding, landslides, flight delay or cancellation like winter season. It will be great in the least rain fall regions & high passes, where are lots of wild orchid blooming.
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