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Island Peak with Everest- 18 days
(Island Peak with Everest) Experience a trek to Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world at 8848 m above sea level. This trek follows in the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary, and you will pass numerous Sherpa valleys before you reach Everest Base Camp. The trail winds its way through Sagarmatha National park, home to several 8000-meter peaks. Trekking enthusiasts find the alpine setting blissful and spiritually solacing. Acclimatization comes as a part of the Everest base camp trek to avoid altitude sickness.
The tiny airstrip of Lukla is the gateway of the trek to Everest Base Camp. Pass outstanding Sherpa valleys and the bustling towns of Sherpa people, Namche Bazaar and Khumjung. The trail is dominated by the rhododendron forest and some of the Himalayan fauna can be seen. The monasteries, chortens and mani walls are common scenery along the trail of Everest Base Camp. The glacial moraine trail at the upper part makes the journey an adventurous one. Enjoy the views of the magnificent Himalayas.
Island Peak with Everest is a popular trekking peak activity in the Everest region of Nepal. Island peak climbing scales 3189m and is non-technical to climb but requires basic snow climbing skills for the ascent. Island Peak climbing is one of the busy trekking peaks right above the summer village of Chhukung, at the top of the Imja Khola valley. This expedition is a superb entry into mountaineering. We will teach you basic skills before climbing the peak.
Start and end in Kathmandu with the hiking and trekking tour Island Peak with Everest Base Camp trek, you have a 15 days tour package taking you through Kathmandu,
 
 
 


Group Size : Minimum 02 Pax Max - altitude : 6460m/21194 ft.
Destination : Peak Climbing Fitness level : Medium
Arrival : Kathmandu Departure from : Kathmandu
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation : Double/Twin Sharing in Hotel/Lodge
 
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Rest day in Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla fly, trek to Phakding, Duration: 35 minutes fly, 3-4 Hrs walk
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche (4200m)
Day 08: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4950m)
Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5400m) via Gorak Shep
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m) & trek to Chhukung (4730m)
Day 11: Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m)
Day 12: Island Peak Summit (6460m) & back to Base Camp
Day 13: contingency day (extra day for summit in case of bad weather)
Day 14: Trek to Pangboche (4360m) via Dingboche (4360m)
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 16: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 18: Fly back to home country
 
Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences. for more information please contact us at info@swagatholidaytreks.com
 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu city, a director of Swagat Holiday Treks will receive you at the airport and accompany you to your hotel. The end of the day will be marked by a welcome dinner organized by Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition during which you will be introduced to the member of the team that will accompany you to the summit of Everest.
Included: Bed & Breakfast
 
Day 02: Rest day in Kathmandu
On the rest day, you are allowed to rest before making preparations for the upcoming venture. Swagat Holiday Treks and Expedition will provide you an elaborate presentation regarding the upcoming trip. You can even go shopping and meet friends. If you are interested, you can go sight-seeing inside the Kathmandu Valley. The company will arrange a private vehicle for the same.
Included: Bed & Breakfast
 
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla fly, trek to Phakding, Duration: 35 minutes fly, 3-4 Hrs walk
After breakfast, we take an early morning flight to Lukla. After flying above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains. Upon our arrival at Lukla, we meet the rest of our crew members. Next, we begin our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla to Phakding. To assist in ascending, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities, we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. We will stay overnight at Phakding tonight.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
After breakfast, we walk through beautiful pine forests and then along Dudh Koshi River ending our nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar. After walking for almost over an hour, we come across the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6608m) on our right and also experience the serenity of pine, fir, and juniper forests throughout our journey. If the weather is clear, we may even catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We continue walking until we reach the entrance to Sagarmatha National park, Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest and the main trading center of this region. This day we cross five suspension bridges, the last one also known as the Hillary Bridge being the highest. It is an uphill walk from Hillary Bridge to Namche Bazaar. We will stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
Today is set aside for acclimatization. Health experts recommend that instead of being idle we stay active and move around even during the rest day. We can either stroll around Namche's quaint village and get acquainted with the Sherpa’s and their rich culture, or we can hike up to the Everest view hotel and enjoy an up-close view of the mighty Everest. While in the Namche village or upon returning from the hike to the Everest view hotel, trekkers may also visit the local museum containing exhibits displaying the area’s native flora and fauna as well as the history of the Mount Everest region. For trekkers who want to hike for a little longer, a hike to Khumjung village (5-6 Hrs) may also be an option. In the village, we can visit the Edmund Hillary School and Khumjung Monastery (a monastery famous for housing the head of the yeti). We will stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
After breakfast, we trek towards Tengboche. It is an easy walk from Namche to Phunki. Upon reaching Phunki, we ascend towards Tengboche, a village that houses the very famous Tengboche Monastery which is the largest monastery of the Everest region. Located amidst the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO world heritage site of “outstanding universal value”), it is draped with the panoramic 360-degree view of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku and is also the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region. We visit the monastery the same day at around 3 P.m. to witness a religious ceremony. We will stay overnight at Tengboche.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche (4200m)
In the early morning, we will be visiting different monasteries nearby before moving down through the forest of birch, juniper, fir, and rhododendron to the nunnery at Dingboche. The trail involves stable climbs but because of the altitudes, we need to pace ourselves steadily throughout the day. After we pass Imja Khola, we will be reaching the village of Pangboche where we will be stopping by for our lunch viewing the beautiful peak of Ama Dablam. In the afternoon, in the first place, out route will be the climb through the open alpine hillsides and at the second.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 08: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4950m)
Keep on a trek along the moraine of the glacier; with the views of Kala Patthar (5545m) and Mt. Pumori (7165m) we hike today high above the Pheriche village. Pretty normal day today takes an hour 4 hours walking, the important day also for accommodation, and the rest of the day we may take a simple hike around. We will stay overnight at Lobuche.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5400m) via Gorak Shep
Today, the walk towards Everest is along the Khumbu Glacier. You will reach the small village of Gorak-Shep, where you will be able to have lunch. After having your lunch the trail will lead you to the Mt. Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5400 meters. Everest base camp gives you an unforgettable view of Khumbu-Tse, Mt. Pumori, Changtse and Khumbu ice fall instead of Mt. Everest.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m) & trek to Chhukung (4730m)
Hiking up the Kalapatthar, we will make a vertical climb which allows us to view the Everest peak continuously. Not only this, but we can also view other mountains like Pumori (7145m), Lingtren (6697M), and Khumbu-Tse (6623m). These mountains divide us from Tibet and just over the Lho La Pass, we can observe the large face of Changtse (7750m). After that, we head back to Lobuche. From Lobuche, we hike towards Chhukung Valley. Chhukung valley is located unwaveringly under an incredible rock wall that links Nuptse with Lhotse. From here, we will be having fabulous views of Amadablam (6856m) which is also titled the most photographed mountain in Nepal.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 11: Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m)
Hiking up the Kalapatthar, we will make a vertical climb which allows us to view Everest Peak continuously. Not only this, but we can also view other mountains like Pumori (7145m), Lingtren (6697m) and Khumbu-Tse (6623m). These mountains divide us from Tibet and just over the Lho La Pass, we can observe the large face of Changtse (7750m). After that, we head back to Lobuche. From Lobuche, we hike towards Chhukung valley. Chhukung valley is located unwaveringly under an incredible rock wall that links Nuptse with Lhotse. From here, we will be having fabulous views of Ama Dablam (6856m), which is also titled the most photographed mountain in Nepal. We will stay overnight at Island Peak Base Camp.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 12: Island Peak Summit (6460m) & back to Base Camp
 In the early morning, we will begin our climbing to arrive at the summit. Ascending from the base camp we will reach the Island Peak High camp (5600m). From this point, we can see a semicircle view of cliffs that go up in the north to the rocky peaks of Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse Middle Peak (5410m), Lhotse (8510m) and Lhotse Shar (8383m). To the east, we will view the ice up waves of the Lhotse Shar Glacier above which towers Cho Polu (6734m) and we will also witness Makalu (8475m). From the south of the Imja glacier, we will be rewarded by Baruntse (7720m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). our trail will now get complicate once we reach the bed of the pointed icefall beneath the peak. In order to succeed, great caution must be implemented while balancing the barrier to approach out on the rim leading to the summit. After we reach the summit, we will be back to the base camp.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 13: contingency day (an extra day for the summit in case of bad weather)
We have set aside a day at the base camp just not to mess up our schedule because of bad day weather.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 14: Trek to Pangboche (4360m) via Dingboche (4360m)
Today, we will be trekking around stunning Imja Khola valley. We first rich Dingboche which is located in a hop hedge of little ground bounded by stone wall defensive crops of potatoes and barley. From Dingboche, we take a little dissimilar means down to Orsho, then moving to Pangboche village. We traverse the Khumbu Khola over a wooden suspension bridge and walk beside the Imja Khola to the village of Pangboche. Here we can see the oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and skeleton of a ‘Yeti’ or the repulsive snowman. 
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Leaving mountains behind us, our descent takes us through Tengboche Monastery at a height of 3860 meters before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar at 3441 Meters. We arrive back at Namche Bazaar in the afternoon.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 16: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
After having our breakfast, we go descend over the major road down to Dudh Koshi retracing to Phakding. Following the track, we arrive at Lukla scaling different Sherpa villages crossing a suspension bridge above Thado Koshi. For about 45 minutes, we go up to accomplish the whole trail and we reconfirm flight tickets and see off to local porters.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
After traveling for 35 minutes, we fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla in the morning and move back to the hotel. The rest of the day we can lighten up.
Included: Bed & Breakfast
 
Day 18: Fly back to home country
Today you depart from this magnificent Himalayan country in Nepal. Expect to see you again in the future soon. After breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you to the international airport three hours before of flight schedule. At Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition, meeting you has been a great honor and we pray for your safe journey home and will reflect on the wonderful times we spent together. Bon Voyage!!! We hope to see you again in the future too…
Included: Bed & Breakfast


COST INCLUDE
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle. (for both international and domestic flights).
  • Welcome Dinner at Typical Nepalese Restaurant with a cultural dance show.
  • 2 Night standard twin-sharing accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms.
  • Three meals a day: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trekking.
  • A Highly experienced, Helpful, Knowledgeable, friendly, well-trained Government license holding English-speaking trekking guide.
  • We provide an assistant guide for walking with the group to support where necessary as per group size.
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS card).
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)
  • Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • Everest National Park permits and Khumbu permit for trekking.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • All applicable government taxes, vat, tourist service charges as per Itinerary.
 COST EXCLUDE
  • Your Nepal Visa Fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International airfare to and from Kathmandu ( no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner during staying in Kathmandu
  • Personal travel and Health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra night’s accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in the city due to early arrival or departure as well as early back/return from Mountain/Trekking(due to any reason) than the given time period of Itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
  • Your personal expenses such as (soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, bar bills, Extra porter, etc.)
  • Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
  • Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation.
  • Tips of the guide, porters, and driver as a token of appreciation.
     # Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in the “cost includes” list.

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Important Note:
Your safety is our paramount concern while traveling with Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition. In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. for rescue. The charge must be paid by the client or their travel insurance company.
 Please note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountain regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health conditions of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc. can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
 
Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences. For more information please contact us at info@swagatholidaytreks.com

Equipment and Gears
  • Duffle Bag\Rucksack Bag\ Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Swagat Holiday Duffle Bag that is to be returned after the trip)
  • One pair of a walking stick
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandals
  • Sun Hat/Cap
  • Basic Medical Kits
  • Head Lamp
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Trekking towels
  • Sunglasses (UV Protection)
  • Warm Hand gloves ( Inner & Outer)
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 5/6 pairs of good quality socks
  • 2\3 pairs of trekking trousers
  • 3\4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 5\6 pairs of underwear( non-cotton preferred)
  • Water bottle
  • Good quality Sleeping Bag
  • Camera and Batteries

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