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Everest Island Peak Trekking

Island Peak TrekkingIsland Peak (6119m), also known as Imja Tse, lies to the south of Mount Everest and is one of the most popular of the trekking peaks. After making preparations in Kathmandu and enjoying the diversity of this magical city, we fly to Lukla and follow the Dudh Kosi Valley to Namche Bazaar. We then trek into Gokyo Valley and ascend gradually, to ensure proper acclimatization, walking beside the moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier and turquoise lakes to reach Gokyo. From here we can climb Gokyo Ri to view of all of the region’s 8000-metre peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu – a breathtaking panorama. Our trek then heads via Cho La Pass (5420m) to Lobuje, where we follow Khumbu Glacier to Gorak Shep. From here we ascend Kala Patar (5545m) where we experience another breathtaking panorama of Everest and her surrounding peaks. We also visit the historical site of Everest Base Camp. Now well acclimatised, we cross Kongma La (5535m) to Chukkung, to make our attempt on Island Peak. Though technically harder than Mera Peak, this expedition is also well within the reach of anyone seeking their first Himalayan summit.

Day    Description
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel 1350m.
Day 02: Prepare permit and trekking
Day 03: Flight to Lukla 2800m. and trek to Phakding 2610m.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m.
Day 05: Namche rest for acclimatization
Day 06: Namche - Thyanboche 3800m.
Day 07: Thyangboche - Pheriche 4200m.
Day 08: Pheriche - Lobuche 4900m.
Day 09: Lobuche - Kalapathar 5545m. - Back to Lobuche 4900m.
Day 10: Lobuche - Dingboche 4300m.
Day 11: Dingboche - Chukung 4730m.
Day 12: Chukung - Island Peak Base camp 5000m.
Day 13: Island Base Camp - High 5500m.
Day 14: High Camp - Summit 6160m. and back to Base Camp
Day 15: Base Camp - Thyanboche 3800m.
Day 16: Pangboche - Namche Bazaar 3440m.
Day 17: Namche - Phakding 2610m.
Day 18: Phakding - Lukla 2800m.Day 19: fly Lukla - Kathmandu
Day 19: Kathmandu
Day 20: Final Departure

Fixed Deparuture Date

Date 2008- 2009
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Accomodation
- Duration: 22 Days / 21 Nights
- Accommodation: Hotel / camping / mountain lodge
- Transport: Return flight Kathmandu - Lukla, minibus
- Activities: Trekking
- Group Sizes: Min 4 / Max 12



Date 2009-2010
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At a Galance
Duration: 17 Days / 16 Nights
Transport: Return flight Kathmandu - Lukla, minibus
Activities: Trekking
Group Sizes: Min 4 / Max 12
Grading: Moderate
Max altitude: 5545m

Price: US$1,450.00

Cost Includes:

All internal transfers (air and minibus), food and accommodation on trek, B and B in Kathmandu, park entry fee and trekking permit, Sirdar/guide, medical kit, porters and local staff, guided tour of Kathmandu.



Cost does not includes:
Flights to/from Nepal, entry visa, airport and departure taxes, alcoholic and aerated beverages.