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Everest High passes Trek with Island peak Climbing

About Trip

For first-timers who are adequately fit & have done some treks at fairly good altitudes -& want to move onto something that’s bigger that provides a sense of achievement for self-motivation in the great Himalayas of Nepal…then Island Peak at (6187m), also locally known as Imja Tse, is your one-stop green light for a foray into the mountain wilderness as you seek to cut across 3 high passes before summiting at Island Peak…& then you’re psychologically prepared for the bigger massifs where only eagles dare. Imja Tse lies to the south of Mount Everest and is one trek peak that beckons the seasoned & novice trekker year after year. 

Your top-notch trip gets into gear with an exploration of temples, shrines, bazaars and the sizzling restaurants of Kathmandu that warm you up for the big push. We get on second gear with a sky tour mountain flight to Hillary’s Lukla where we hit the tarmac after 35 minutes & sort out our trek & climbing gear & meet up with the crew who get us going on the well-worn trails of Everest. We hike up the Dudh Kosi Valley, observing the skyline with the soaring peaks of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. We gather height as we go to Namche Bazaar, commercial & trekking capital of the Khumbu Sherpas & the Everest region, where we continue to view grand mountain vistas, the same mountains we climb up in a few days time. This is an ideal little mountain hub to haul up in for a day of rest which should be limited rest & a day used for good acclimatization with great optional walks to enjoy the area. 

Our next aim is to get into Gokyo Valley and begin our ascending gradually, to ensure proper acclimatization, as we hike beside the moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier and lovely turquoise lakes to reach Gokyo. From hereabouts we could climb Gokyo Ri to view a substantial number of the region’s 8000-meter peaks that include Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu – a jaw-dropping grandstand vista that leaves us gasping for breath. Our trek then heads via Cho La Pass (5300m) to Lobuche, where we cling to the Khumbu Glacier route on our way to Gorakshep. From here we ascend Kalapathar at (5555m) and experience the joys & wonders of a breathtaking panorama of Everest and her surrounding peaks. Our journey also includes a visit to the famous point of Everest Base Camp. By the time of reaching this camp our bodies have jelled in well with the altitude & we feel well acclimatized, to begin our cross through Kongma La at (5535m) to Chukkung, where we begin to make our attempt on Island Peak. 

This is a technically more challenging peak than Mera Peak, but then nothing’s a cakewalk in the Himalayas of Nepal; however, we summit Island Peak eventually & enjoy a great sense of pride for this. After we take our pictures & put our cameras on overtime, we slowly head down a different route back to Namche hiking at our own pace; spend a night here & then we hop our flight from Lukla to Kathmandu & get back to our hotel & a warm soft bed. If you are cramped on time & want a shorter trip to Island Peak, go for our 21 days Everest Base Camp with Island Peak or you could just take our 17 days Island Peak Adventure that takes you straight down there without the meandering. The choices are yours for the asking…


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Day 02:KATHMANDU: Sightseeing and trip preparation

Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2,804m) and trek to Phakding (2,610m) : 40 minutes flight, 3 hours trek

Day 04:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) : 5- 6 hours trek

Day 05:Acclimatization rest day at Namche Bazaar

Day 06:Namche Bazaar to Phorste Thanga (3,680m) : 5 hours trek

Day 07:Phorste Thanga to Machherma (4,470m) : 5 hours trek

Day 08:Machherma to Gokyo (4,790m) : 5 hours trek

Day 09:Acclimatization Day in Gokyo Valley: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,330)

Day 10:Gokyo to Thangna (4,500m) : 4 hours trek

Day 11:Thangna -Cross Cho La pass (5,300m) then trek to Dzongla (4710m) : 7 hours trek

Day 12:Dzongla to Lobuche (4,910m) : 4 hours trek

Day 13:Gorak Shep (5,170m), visit Everest Base Camp (5,365m) and return to Gorak Shep: 7 hours trek

Day 14:Gorak Shep: Climb to Kalapatthar (5,545m) and then trek back to Lobuche (4,910m) : 7 hours

Day 15:Lobuche -Cross the Kongma La pass (5,535m) to Chhukung (4,710m) : 8 hours trek

Day 16:Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp(5,200m), pre-climb training : 4 hours

Day 17:Summit of the Island peak (6189m) and return to Chhukung (4,750m) : 8-10 hours

Day 18:Reserve Day for Contingency in case of bad weather.

Day 19:Chhukung to Tengboche (3,860m) : 6 hours trek

Day 20:Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) : 5 hours trek

Day 21:Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,804m) : 6-7 hours trek

Day 22:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 23:Farewell; flights home


What is Included

  • Private Arrival and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • Round-trip flight between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax.
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu including temples’ / monuments’ entrance fees and private vehicle
  • All meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking and climbing
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on climbing.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • Government licensed, English speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law
  • Staff costs including their Salary, food, accommodation, transportation, domestic airfare and medicine.
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping.
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments.
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag, Medical kit  and trekking map
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit.
  • Island Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
  • All government and Local Taxes

What is not Included

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • International air fares/ flights (Fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Important Note:

The above information is a guide and standard template of our services. Our trips can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.


Detail Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner .Overnight at hotel.
Included Meals: Dinner

Day 02KATHMANDU: Sightseeing and trip preparation The exciting day begins with a cultural tour to various mediaeval sites in Kathmandu. You will drive to visit the UNESCO listed world heritage sites - Pashupatinath Temple (the biggest Hindu shrine), Boudhanath (largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal), Swayambhunath (a fine Buddhist stupa at the hill top of Kathmandu) and the Kathmandu Durbar Square (an open museum and abode of Kumari). Coming back from the sightseeing, you will take part in a short briefing and trip preparation . Overnight at hotel.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 03Fly to Lukla (2,804m) and trek to Phakding (2,610m) : 40 minutes flight, 3 hours trekEarly morning transfer to the domestic airport for about 40 minutes scenic flight to the tiny airstrip at Lukla (2,800m), a getaway destination from where our trek starts. This is an amazing air routes in the world surrounded by high mountain peaks. After reaching at Lukla we will have time for tea while our guide sort out and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters. we begin the trek above the Dush Koshi River. The cultivating land, Sherpa settlements and the forest are great to see while walking along with the Mani walls with prayer mantra inscriptions. The trail leads us to Phakding for a rest. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 04Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) : 5- 6 hours trek We begin the trek continually uphill from the Dudh Koshi valley to Monjo and make an entry record at the Sagarmatha National Park counter. It is a UNESCO world heritage site in the Everest region. While walking to Namche Bazaar, we have an opportunity to have a glimpse of the world’s tallest peak, Mt. Everest (8848m). It is a steep climb to reach the Sherpa town. It is a famous trade center of the Khumbu region, including food items and trekking/mountaineering equipment. Overnight at Teahouse .
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05Acclimatization rest day at Namche BazaarSpending an extra day is a great idea to acclimatize and walk around to discover the lively Sherpa culture. Sherpas are world renowned Himalayan leaders and also forward in mountaineering. After the breakfast, we head towards Khumjung and Everest view hotel. Khumjung is also known as the Sherpa capital, which is densely populated and we can explore the monasteries and Mani walls. The superb hike lets us a chance to view the Himalayan wonders, including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nupste and Lhotse. Having enough snaps, we return to Namche and rest. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 06Namche Bazaar to Phorste Thanga (3,680m) : 5 hours trek With a warm breakfast, we begin the trek to Phortse Tenga. As we walk in the high altitude region, we need to be aware of the altitude sickness. We walk gradually at the underneath of the fabulous peaks as Ama Dablam. Near Chimcho, the trail splits and we take the route that leads us to the Gokyo valley. We can see the monastery at the birthplace of Lama Sange Dorje. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07Phorste Thanga to Machherma (4,470m) : 5 hours trekToday we walk from Phortse Tenga to Machhermo via Dole (4200m). We walk through the beautiful rhododendron forest. Passing Dole, we walk to Luza and explore the nearby monastery. The views mostly include the glacier and the alpine meadows. Machhermo is today’s destination that we reach with a gradual walk. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08Machherma to Gokyo (4,790m) : 5 hours trek Heading to the Gokyo Valley from Machhermo, we pass two glacial lakes and the third one lies in the Gokyo valley, which is known as Dudh pokhari. Located at 4800 meters, we can view the stunning surrounding panoramas of the snowy peaks and enticing Lake from Gokyo. It is just awesome night with warm meal. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 09Acclimatization Day in Gokyo Valley: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,330) It is a superb day to visit the Gokyo Ri. It helps us to maintain our fitness and also helpful for acclimatization. From the Gokyo Ri, we can view the panoramas of the Everest region, including the Ngozumba glacier, Everest five lakes, Mt. Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and others. Then we back to Gokyo valley and take a rest. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 10Gokyo to Thangna (4,500m) : 4 hours trek From Gokyo, we retrace to Longpongo passing two glacial lakes. Then we head towards Dragnag and finally to Thaknak. It is not so long walking because we save our energy for the following technical day. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11Thangna -Cross Cho La pass (5,300m) then trek to Dzongla (4710m) : 7 hours trek This is another huge and technical day during the trek. We commence early in the morning after having breakfast. Crossing the Cho la Pass (5368m) is regarded as an expedition trip, especially when there is snow around the top level. The beauty of Cho La Lake is grand. The Himalayan views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Thamserku and the surrounding peaks can be explored excitingly. The descend trail is again more challenging with steep rocks and strong wind blow. Both physical fitness and acclimatization is necessary to face this real challenge. A few hours of descend leads us to Dzongla. Overnight at Teahouse. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 12Dzongla to Lobuche (4,910m) : 4 hours trek Today, the trek is not tough as previous days. Passing glacial streams, we walk towards Lobuche. The spectacular Mt. Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Taboche and the neighboring peaks can be seen awesome. Passing Kharka and walking through the cross country trail, we reach to Lobuche steadily. Overnight at Teahouse. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 13Gorak Shep (5,170m), visit Everest Base Camp (5,365m) and return to Gorak Shep: 7 hours trek It’s a heavy day to walk gradually to Gorakshep and to Everest base camp. The trail is not that much technical, but the thin air region make us gasping. We reach Gorakshep via Italian Research Center and Lobuche Pass. Reaching to Gorakshep, we have lunch and put our belongings at the hotel room. Then we hike to the Everest base camp with the views of Pumori, Nuptse and other surrounding peaks. The trail is dotted with the rocky moraine and reaches to the tented town where the expedition groups stay. Spending some time with snaps, we retrace to Gorakshep and stay there. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner .

Day 14Gorak Shep: Climb to Kalapatthar (5,545m) and then trek back to Lobuche (4,910m) : 7 hours Getting up early in the morning, we prepare for the climb to Kalapatthar. It is located at 5555 meters altitude. Kalapatthar is a superb view point of various mountains including the East Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse and Cho Oyu along with the Khumbu Glacier. Descending to Gorakshep, we have lunch and descend to Lobuche. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 15Lobuche -Cross the Kongma La pass (5,535m) to Chhukung (4,710m) : 8 hours trek Getting up early in the morning, have breakfast and approach towards the Kongma La Pass. It is the highest pass in the Everest region. The challenging and technical path leads us to the top and we can enjoy the Himalayan wonders of Everest. Then we descend gradually to Chhukung. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp(5,200m), pre-climb training : 4 hours We begin the trek through fine trail but fairly steep. Descending to the moraine of Lhotse glacier is quite winding. The further trail is exciting and we walk pleasantly through the Imja glacier and again cross the Lhotse glacier. On the wide side, we set a base camp for climbing the Island peak. There, we have a rest and climbing clinic course. Overnight at Tented camp.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner .

Day 17Summit of the Island peak (6189m) and return to Chhukung (4,750m) : 8-10 hours We get up early in the morning, have breakfast and prepare for the final summit. It is also because the trip is long and we need to retrace before the sun rises. It is not extremely technical however it is challenging enough. Time and again we deal the steep rocky boulder and exposed traverse. Following the ridgeline, we climb to the top of the Island Peak with the help of the fixed rope. The stunning Himalayan peaks are dazzling and we take sufficient snaps before retracing. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and other peaks are amazingly seen from there. Then we climb down to the base camp, descend more to Chhukung and celebrate the success of the trip with other crews. Overnight at Tented camp.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 18Reserve Day for Contingency in case of bad weather. In the mountain region, the weather changes very fast. One reserve day will be a good idea. Overnight at Tented camp.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 19Chhukung to Tengboche (3,860m) : 6 hours trekBeginning a gentle walk from Chhukung, we head to Tengbuche. Depending on your interest, we can visit the monastery and witness the evening prayer or wait till the morning of the following day to observe the Morning Prayer. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 20Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) : 5 hours trek After breakfast, we trek down from Tengbuche and finally reach to Namche Bazaar. It is an easy descend, following the River and ariive to Sherpa town. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 21Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,804m) : 6-7 hours trek The last day of our trekking, we walk down through the steep trail and make an exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and walk pleasantly towards the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing various suspension bridges, we walk gradually to Lukla. This evening is exciting to celebrate the successful trip, sharing with the crew. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 22Fly from Lukla to KathmanduThis is an early morning flight back to Kathmandu which takes about 40 minutes, and you will transfer to the hotel. Getting refreshed, you will be invited for the farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant hosted by Adventure Club Overnight at hotel.
Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 23Farewell; flights homeAdventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure. Meeting you and serving you was a wonderful experience over the weeks. We are sure you enjoyed a wonderful holiday in beautiful Nepal. We hope you will remember us in the years ahead
Included Meals: Breakfast.

Trip Note

Flight Delays …A possibility to keep In Mind When Planning

For treks that start in Lukla, we normally book flights between Kathmandu (KTM) and Lukla (LUK) on Twin Otter planes. While flight service between the two airports is fairly reliable, at times the flight schedule can be disturbed and flights cancelled because of weather or mechanical problems.  If this happens after your trek and you would miss your international flight out of Kathmandu, Adventure Club Trek can charter a helicopter on your behalf and at your expense, so that you do not miss your international flight. 

We accept US cash, travelers' checks, and credit cards (Visa and Master Card only). Upon payment to our Kathmandu office we will provide you with a receipt, which you can use to receive reimbursement if you have a travel insurance policy.  Depending upon the number of passengers, a helicopter flight will cost at least US$500, and up to US$3,500.

NOTE : Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are travelling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the AnnapurnaLangtang, or any other regions.

Pre-Trip Meeting 

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

Best Time to trek /climing 

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid September to November) are the best months for this trip. Although Island peak can be climbed during the other months,the cold temperature might not sit well with some people.

FAQs

What is trekking peak?

Trekking Peaks are the mountain which can be approached in a day to the summit from their base camp including return to the base camp. Trekking peaks are generally between 5000m to below 7000m. The climbing permits for these peaks can be obtained from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). These peaks are also called NMA Trekking Peaks.

What are physical fitness criteria to climb a peak in Nepal?

To climb high elevation peak the health and fitness is a paramount criteria. The level of fitness required is proportional to peak elevation and route difficulty and length.

What is climbing permit?

Climbing Permit for trekking peaks is a legal document issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association authorizing the climber to attempt the climb on designated peak or route. Attempting a climb without permit is illegal.

Which is the best season for peak climbing?

In general August to November and March to May are two climbing seasons in Nepal.

What will be the food and accommodation?

During the access trek you will be accommodated in a lodge/teahouse; once in the base camp you will be assigned a tent and your climbing Sherpa will prepare high altitude food; all your climbing gear and food for the climb will be carried by the porter up to the base camp.

How much time is generally required for trekking peak?

It varies for different peaks and weather condition. Generally most of trekking peaks require one or two days to summit from the base camp. The access time varies also and depends on peak location and peak elevation.

How difficult are the trekking peaks?

It depends on the Trekking Peak. There is a variety of peaks available ranging from non-technical through easy technical too difficult and very difficult technical routes.

Is there any age limit for trekking Peaks Climbing?

Children below 18 are Restricted for Peak Climbing in Nepal. Is this incorrect

What are the sources of drinking water supply during Peak Climbing?

On most of treks bottled water is available. There are also purified filtered water stations in many lodges. The boiled water will be also available in the lodges and from the camp kitchen.

Is there any communication while we are on climbing?

It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routes having local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone.

What type of shoes or boots should I wear?

You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick vibratim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths. On snow routes you will also require crampons, climbing harness and on many climbs the iceaxe.

What problems can arise on altitude?

At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sun block. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.

What is trekking peak?

Trekking Peaks are the mountain which can be approached in a day to the summit from their base camp including return to the base camp. Trekking peaks are generally between 5000m to below 7000m. The climbing permits for these peaks can be obtained from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). These peaks are also called NMA Trekking Peaks.

What are physical fitness criteria to climb a peak in Nepal?

To climb high elevation peak the health and fitness is a paramount criteria. The level of fitness required is proportional to peak elevation and route difficulty and length.

I have never climbed before. Can I go for peak climbing?

There is always first time for everything including peak climbing. There are non-technical peaks, which can be climbed safely by a fit trekker and even slightly technical peaks can be attempted by a novice climber with a professional climbing guide.

Who can climb a peak?

There are no restrictions to obtain climbing permit and anyone with appropriate fitness and skills can attempt a peak climbing. Climbing difficulty varies for different mountains and routes. Non-technical climbs can be attempted by a fit trekker with little or no climbing experience. For technical climbs one needs to have an appropriate level of climbing experience.

Is there any age limit for trekking Peaks Climbing?

Children below 18 are Restricted for Peak Climbing in Nepal. Is this incorrect?

What type of insurance should I have? Where can I obtain a policy?

Travel insurance is mandatory and obtaining for the days you are trekking is your responsibility. We suggest World Nomads as it covers Helicopter and medical evacuation up to 6000m. Some standard policies only cover up to 4000 meters for evacuation so please confirm with your insurance company if you purchase it from another company. If you get to Nepal and don't have insurance already we can help you purchase it for a reasonable price before you start the trek.

What is climbing permit?

Climbing Permit for trekking peaks is a legal document issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association authorizing the climber to attempt the climb on designated peak or route. Attempting a climb without permit is illegal.

Do I need climbing permit?

Yes climbing permits are required to climb any peak above 5000m and it is illegal to do so without a climbing permit.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes the rescue insurance is required while climbing.

Which is the best season for peak climbing?

In general August to November and March to May are two climbing seasons in Nepal.

Do I need to join in a climbing group?

There is no legal requirement to join the climbing group however climbing solo is an unsafe practice. It is recommended to hire the guide even for simple routes.

How much time is generally required for trekking peak?

It varies for different peaks and weather condition. Generally most of trekking peaksrequire one or two days to summit from the basecamp. The access time varies also and depends on peak location and peak elevation.

How difficult are the trekking peaks?

It depends on the Trekking Peak. There is a variety of peaks available ranging from non-technical through easy technical to difficult and very difficult technical routes.

What are the sources of drinking water supply during Peak Climbing?

On most of treks bottled water is available. There are also purified filtered water stations in many lodges. The boiled water will be also available in the lodges and from the camp kitchen.

Where do we eat our meals?

On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you with continental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available. In the basecamp your Sherpa guide will prepare meals for you from instant dry meals.

What problems can arise on altitude?

At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.

What happens if the flight from Lukla or Kathmandu is delayed?

The flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are generally reliable but if the weather is not good they can be canceled for the entire day. Our 14 day package includes one buffer day in case of delays but we suggest that you schedule a couple of extra additional days in case of delays at the end of your trek. If your flight is delayed in Kathmandu we will rebook your flight for the next day. We may also be able to provide an option for a privately chartered helicopter. If you choose to take the helicopter this can cost an additional $150 to $500 or more depending on availability and group size. Extra hotel nights ($30) and meals in Kathmandu are not included when flights are delayed although we will make arrangements for you. If your flight is delayed in Lukla we will provide the accommodation and meals in the cost.

Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

It all depends on the area with most of the trekking route shaving local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone.

What type of shoes or boots should I wear?

You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick vibratim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths. On snow routes you will also require crampons, climbing harness and on many climbs the iceaxe.

What is the cost of Peak Climbing?

The cost depends on peak you wish to climb and the number of climbers in the group. The cost of the climb consists of trekking cost, transportation costs (airfare or surface transportation), equipment and staff requirements, climbing duration and permit costs. Please consult us.

Do you have any extra charges for solo travelers?

We generally don't charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request. If you are going solo and not joining one of our group treks you will be charged an extra $10 a day for a porter.

Can I get a refund if I don't finish the trek?

Its sometimes the case that trekkers finish ahead of schedule or they end up stopping the trek early for health or personal reasons. If this is the case please understand that we cannot offer any refunds for unused days on the trek. Please understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

Start from   $2694 USD

  1. 23 Days
  2. Strenuous
  3. 1-12 People

Trip Code:ACT 72

Destination:Nepal

Activities :Cultural Excursion, trekking and climbing

Best month:March - May and Sep - Nov

Max. Altitude:6,189m/20,305ft at Island peak summit

Trek Style:TH (Teahouse /Camping)

Accommodation :3-star hotel in Kathmandu, teahouse during trekking and tent camping for climbing

Meals :Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during trekking and climbing

Transportation:Private vehicle and Flight

Trip Start/ Finish:Kathmandu

Activity Per Day:Approximately 5-7 hours walking

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