Customized trip – Everest Base Camp & Island Peak 6189m Climbing trip

Customized trip – Everest Base Camp & Island Peak 6189m Climbing trip

Basic travel information

Climbing trip in the legendary Mount Everest National Park, Nepal’s Himalayas.

We get used to the thin atmosphere by visiting Mount Everest base camp before climbing Island Peak. The demanding but rewarding journey culminates in the ascent to the top of Island Peak, or Imja Tsen in Nepali (6189 m). The ascent takes place along fixed ropes with the help of logging and ice irons.

The mountain is not technically difficult and is well suited for the first 6,000-meter Himalayan peak. The trip is suitable for experienced hikers and those interested in mountaineering.

MINIMUM GROUP SIZE 2 people

Itinerary

DAY 1 – KATHMANDU

Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. In the evening there is the opportunity to make last minute purchases for hiking.

NOTE: Hotel accommodation according to international practice from 14:00. If your flight arrives in the morning, when booking your trip, select the day before arrival as the arrival date.

ACCOMMODATION IN
HOTEL MOONLIGHT OR SIMILAR

DAY 2 – LUKLA – PHAKDING

An early flight to the Everest area to Lukla, where our trek begins. Our equipment will be transferred to our sher carriers. Overnight in Phakding village (2610 m).

ACTIVITIES
HIKING

ACCOMMODATION IN
GUESTHOUSE

DAY 3 – NAMCHE BAZAAR

We ascend through the pine and spruce forest sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar (3450 m).

ACTIVITIES
HIKING

ACCOMMODATION IN
GUESTHOUSE

DAY 4 – NAMCHE BAZAAR

We get used to the thin atmosphere by taking a few hours walk to the vantage point above the city from where there is a magnificent view of the Everest massif

ACTIVITIES
HIKING

ACCOMMODATION IN
GUESTHOUSE

DAY 5 – PHORTSE

The route of the day begins at about 2h with a steady transition to Sanasa, after which we ascend a calm and airy route to the pass of Mong La, where we will have lunch. We descend to Phortse Thanga, from where about an hour ascent to the village of Phortse (3840 m). The scenery of the Kang Tega and Gokyo Valley glaciers is bold.

ACTIVITIES
HIKING

ACCOMMODATION IN
GUESTHOUSE

DAY 6 – PANGBOCHE

One of the most beautiful hiking trails takes us high above the Imja Khola River to the village of Pangboche (3860 m), one of the highest year-round villages in the Everest region.

ACTIVITIES
HIKING

ACCOMMODATION IN
GUESTHOUSE

DAY 7 – DINGBOCHE

Our route rises steadily over the tree line to the village of Dingboche (4410 m) at the beginning of the Khumbu Valley. We get used to the thin atmosphere and take a trip to the village of Chukung (4730 m), located at the foot of the impressive three-kilometer south wall of Lhotse. Island Peak appears from Chukung for the first time.

ACCOMMODATION IN
GUESTHOUSE

DAY 8 – DINGBOCHE

At this altitude, it is good to get another rest period to adjust, just relax or enjoy a nice day trip to Chukung overlooking the Imja valleys and Lhotse face.

ACTIVITIES
FREE DAY

ACCOMMODATION IN
GUESTHOUSE

DAY 9 – DOUGLA

Short hike to Dughla (4600 m). In the afternoon, the opportunity to ascend to the edge of the Khumbu Glacier, which offers stunning views of the upper valley.

ACTIVITIES
HIKING

ACCOMMODATION IN
GUESTHOUSE

DAY 10 – LOBUCHE

Following the Khumbu Glacier, we ascend to the barren village of Lobuche (4910 m). In the afternoon the opportunity to climb to the edge of the glacier to admire the huge stream of ice.

ACTIVITIES
HIKING

ACCOMMODATION IN
GUESTHOUSE

DAY 11 – GORAKSHEP

We continue our journey following the Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep (5140 m). Opportunity to ascend the ridge of Kala Pathar (5545 m), which offers the best views of the summit of Everest and the base camp.

ACTIVITIES
HIKING

ACCOMMODATION IN
GUESTHOUSE

DAY 12 – EVEREST BASE CAMP

We hike following the edge of the glacier and eventually along the Khumbu Glacier itself to Everest Base Camp (5360 m). The views of Khumbu Icefall are breathtaking. We return the same route to Gorakshep and on to Lobuche.

ACTIVITIES
HIKING

ACCOMMODATION IN
GUESTHOUSE

DAY 13 – DINGBOCHE – CHUKUNG

We ascend a familiar route to the village of Chukung (4730 m) where we will stay for the next 2 nights.

ACTIVITIES
HIKING

ACCOMMODATION IN
GUESTHOUSE

DAY 14 – CHUKUNG

A day of rest and practice in Chukung. We practice the rope and climbing techniques needed to climb Island Peak and gather strength for the coming dawn.

ACTIVITIES
TRAINING IN CLIMBING TECHNIQUES

ACCOMMODATION IN
GUESTHOUSE

DAY 15 – ISLAND PEAK BASE CAMP

Following the edge of the glacier, we ascend to the base camp of Island Peak (5150 m) and prepare for the ascent of the next night. (L, I)

ACTIVITIES
CLIMBING

ACCOMMODATION IN
TENT

DAY 16 – ISLAND PEAK

We start the ascent towards the top of Imja Tsen (6189 m) in the morning in the light of the headlamps. We ascend from the glacier to the top with the help of solid ropes. Stunning views of the south wall of Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Makalu. (UNDER)

ACCOMMODATION IN
TENT

DAY 17 – ISLAND PEAK

We have set aside an extra day for the summit in case of bad weather or illness. (UNDER)

ACTIVITIES
HIKING

ACCOMMODATION IN
TENT

DAY 18 – CHUKUNG

After the summit, we return to Chukung and further down towards Namche Bazaar. (A)

ACTIVITIES
HIKING

ACCOMMODATION IN
GUESTHOUSE

DAY 19 – NAMCHE BAZAAR

In Namche, we celebrate the last days of hiking by taking a sauna in the Finnish sauna and making the last souvenir purchases in the small alleys.

ACTIVITIES
HIKING

ACCOMMODATION IN
GUESTHOUSE

DAY 20 – LUKLA

We hike to Lukla and have our last supper together with the whole expedition. We say goodbye to the plaintiffs, chefs and helpers before the next morning flight back to the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu.

ACTIVITIES
HIKING

ACCOMMODATION IN
GUESTHOUSE

DAY 21 – KATHMANDU

We fly early in the morning from Lukla to the human bustle of Kathmandu.

ACCOMMODATION
HOTEL MOONLIGHT OR SIMILAR

DAY 22 – KATHMANDU

We will visit Kathmandu’s Royal Square and Swayambhunath’s Buddhist stupa and relax before returning. (I)

ACTIVITIES
CITY TOUR

ACCOMMODATION
HOTEL MOONLIGHT OR SIMILAR

DAY 23 – RETURN

Transfer from the hotel to the airport. (A)

MEALS: [A] BREAKFAST [L] LUNCH [I] DINNER

Customized trip - Everest Base Camp & Island Peak 6189m climbing trip

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