Everest High passes Trek with Island peak Climbing

Duration: 23 Days

Everest High Passes Trek with Island Peak Climbing takes you to some of the highest passes in the world and the top of Island Peak (6,189m).  We cross three high passes in the Everest region in this expedition- Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5420m/17,782ft) and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft).This 23-day-long journey with Adventure Trek Club and Expeditions starts in Kathmandu exploring centuries-old Newari architecture, alleys, UNESCO world heritage sites, and monasteries.  A 30-minute-long exciting mountain flight from Kathmandu takes us to Lukla, popular known as the gateway to the Everest region.  Our trek ahead is dominated by views of soaring Thamserku (6,623 m) and KusumKanguru (6,367m).

We will spend a spare day at Namche Bazaar, the biggest town in the Khumbu Himalayas. Enjoy spectacular views of Mount Everest ( 8,8848) from the Sherpa town. The spare day here is for acclimatization. We can go on short hikes during the day. We gradually ascend into Gokyo Valley in the days to come. Walking alongside Ngozumpa Glacier and turquoise glacier lakes to reach Gokyo is beautiful heaven. Once at the top of Gokyo Ri views of the region’s eight thousand- Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu – make for a breathtaking panorama.  We will then head to Lobuche crossing Cho La ( pass) at 5,300m on the way. From Lobuche, we trek to GorakShep via Khumbu Glacier.

Everest High Passes Trek with Island Peak Climbing also takes us to Everest Base Camp and then makes our way to Kala Patthar to enjoy the Panoramic views of Everest and surrounding peaks from the top. We make our attempt to summit Island Peak from Chukhung where we arrive after crossing Kongma La ( 5,535 m).Island  peak is technically more difficult to climb than Mera Peak, but like Mera Peak climb it is perfect for anyone seeking to climb their first Himalayan mountain.   We have a contingency day in case the weather on the day of the summit isn’t favorable. Once the mountain is made, we trek back to Namche and then to Lukla for a flight back to Kathmandu.

For those who want to climb Island Peak but without trekking the Everest region, Adventure Club Trek and Expeditions also provides Island Peak Climbing- 17 Days option. Pisang Peak through Thorong La Pass-18 Days, Mera Peak Climbing-17 Days, Yala Peak Climbing-15 Days and Island Peak through Everest Base Camp-19 Days are other options for a shorter expedition.

Trip Highlights:

  • Climbing the Island Peak ( 6,189m)
  • Exploring centuries old Newari architecture in the Kathmandu valley, tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and exploring the culture of Nepalese people.
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla alongside some of world’s tallest mountains like the Everest.
  • Getting to know the culture of the Sherpas in the Khumbu Himalaya.
  • The beautiful Gokyo Valley with several turquoise lakes and climbing Gokyo Ri for a spectacular view of the Khumbu Himalayan spread.
  • Crossing Everest Region’s three highest passes Cho La at 5,300 m, Kongma La at 5,535 m and Renjo La at 5,338m.
  • Closely observing the Khumbu Icefall
  • Setting foot on the Everest Base Camp and walking on the Khumbu glacier
  • Getting to see the world’s highest mountain Mt Everest from up close. 

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: KATHMANDU: Sightseeing and trip preparation
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,804m) and trek to Phakding: 40 minutes flight.
  • Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 05: Acclimatization rest day at Namche Bazaar
  • Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar to PhortseThanga
  • Day 07: Trek PhortseThanga to Machherma
  • Day 08: Trek Machherma to Gokyo
  • Day 09: Acclimatization Day in Gokyo Valley: Hike to Gokyo Ri
  • Day 10: Trek Gokyo to Thangna
  • Day 11: Thangna -Cross Cho La pass (5,300m) then trek to Dzongla
  • Day 12: Trek Dzongla to Lobuche
  • Day 13: Trek GorakShep (5,170m), visit Everest Base Camp and return to GorakShep
  • Day 14: Trek GorakShep: Climb to Kala Patthar(5,545m) and then trek back to Lobuche.
  • Day 15: Trek Lobuche -Cross the Kongma La pass (5,535m) to Chhukung
  • Day 16: Trek Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp pre-climb training.
  • Day 17: Summit of the Island peak (96189m) and return to Chhukung
  • Day 18: Reserve Day for Contingency in case of bad weather.
  • Day 19: Trek Chhukung to Tengboche.
  • Day 20: Trek Tengboche to Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 21: Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
  • Day 22: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 23: Farewell; flights home

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (3 nights)
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu including temples’ / monuments’ entrance fees and private vehicle
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • 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)
  • Staff costs including their salary, food, accommodation, domestic airfare and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • Island Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff while on Island peak climbing.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag ( to be returned after trip completion) 
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa
  • International air fares / flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory).

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

The unpredictability of the weather in mountain areas directly affects the flights to and from Lukla. The Twin Otter planes that are used for transport from and to Lukla are reasonably reliable in good weather conditions. But, the flights may be delayed or canceled due to technical problems and extreme weather conditions.To ensure you stay on your schedule in case the Twin Otter flight cancels or delays too far, we can charter you a helicopter. While the helicopter can fly at the visibility of 15,000m, the Twin Otters require 5,000m visibility, according to Nepal Civil Aviation rules.

You can pay for the helicopter in US cash, credit cards or traveler’ cheques directly to our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for the payment which you can present to claim the amount back from your travel insurance company. Helicopter charges range from a minimum of US$500 to a maximum of US$3500. Also, we recommend you land in Kathmandu a day before we start the trek. You have enough time to buy trekking gears and beat off the jet lag. Having a few days extra left after your trek is also an excellent way to ensure you don’t miss your international flight in case of difficulties during the trek which might lengthen your trip. It also gives you a way to beat the flight cancellation to or from Lukla in case of severe weather.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling 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 the 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 Annapurna, Langtang, 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 the 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.

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Fixed Departures and Cost

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available

PRICE FROM US$ 2499 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 2499
  • Trip Duration 23 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Trip Style Peak Climbing
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and teahouse for trekking and tents for climbing during the trek
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