- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 25 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 18+ years old
- max group size 12
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- Challenge yourself by climbing 3 famous mountain peaks
- Ultimate peak climbing experience: easy to technical peak simultaneously in one trip
- Get magnificent views of the world’s towering mountains
- Discover authentic Sherpa culture and way of living
Pokalde Peak or the Dolma Ri (5806m) is comparatively the easiest climb. Island Peak (6,189m), originally known as the Imja Tse, is located in the heart of the Everest region and derives its name from its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an Island on a sea of ice. It is a tougher climb than Pokalde, but still, Mount Lobuche East (6119m) climb is the most challenging of the three.
We'll begin our trip following the famous Everest trail via Namche, Tengboche, and Dingboche. The trail to Pokalde Peak deviates from Dingboche while following through the usual route to Everest Base Camp. We will cross the Kongma La pass (5,535 meters) to reach the high camp of the peak. The trek from the camp through the rocky trail eventually rewards you with an extraordinary mountain spectacle including Mt Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and a vast mountain vista of the Khumbu region. After summiting Pokalde Peak, we trek to Chhukung for our next target, Island Peak. Hard efforts getting to the top of Island peak are worth finding Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and Makalu at tip of your nose. Having done Island peak we descend down to Dingboche, trek up to Everest Base camp and Kala Patthar and move forward to Lobuche East peak. Having done with Lobuche East peak, one of the most challenging among 'trekkers peaks' in the Everest region we retrace our path to Lukla via Namche with a sense of achievement.
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu -1,350m/4,428ft
Day 2: Trip preparation day
Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla to Phakding
Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m): acclimatization Day
Day 6: Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m)
Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m)
Day 8: Dingboche (4,360 m): Acclimatization Day
Day 9: Dingboche to Pokalde Base Camp (4,900m)
Day 10: Pokalde Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5400m)
Day 11: High Camp to Pokalde Peak summit and trek to Chhukung
Day 12: Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m)
Day 13: Island Peak Base Camp to Summit (6,189m)
Day 14: Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche (4,360m)
Day 15: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m)
Day 16: Lobuche to Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp (5364 m)
Day 17: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m) to Lobuche
Day 18: Lobuche to Lobuche East High Camp (5,400m)
Day 19: Lobuche High Camp to Lobuche summit (6119m)
Day 20: Reserve day
Day 21: Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche (3930m)
Day 22: Pangboche to Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 23: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m)
Day 24: Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 25: Final departure
- Meals as per itinerary: 24 breakfasts, 21 lunches and 23 dinners including welcome and farewell dinners
- All airport/hotel transfers
- Three nights in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
- Teahouse/tented accommodation in mountain
- Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in mountain
- All ground transportation as per the itinerary program by private vehicles
- All necessary staff including experienced English speaking climbing leader/guide, cook, assistant climbing leader (one for four trekkers), and Sherpa porters (2 trekkers to 1 porter)
- All necessary paper works; trekking permits and Pokalde peak, Island Peak and Lobuche peak climbing permits
- Down jacket, Himalayan Glacier Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket are to be returned after trip completion)
- Group mountaineering climbing and camping equipment-very high quality North Face or Mountain Hardware or similar kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipment
- Travel and rescue arrangements
- Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu if needed for early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal climbing equipments
- Personal climbing guide if requested
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, drinking water, shower, heater, etc.)
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- Tips for guides and porters
- Earn US$ 166+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationPAYMENT A deposit of 30% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior departure. For any bookings within 60 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking. TRAVEL INSURANCE It is a mandatory requirement for joining any of Himalayan Glacier’s trips that you possess all necessary and valid travel insurance that covers unanticipated comprehensive expenses such as medical issues, accidents, rescue & evacuation or other unseen natural calamities, including repatriation costs. Learn more about insurance coverage for different activities and the prominent insurance companies before you plan your trip. VISA Acquiring required visa(s) is the sole responsibility for every individual traveler before planning your Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek as visa requirements may vary depending on the nationality of an individual traveler. For most nations, there is a visa on arrival provision in Nepal’s International Airport. However, we recommend that you check with your local consulates which represent the country you will be traveling to, as a part of this program as well as find more details about passport and visa requirements in Nepal. IS THIS TRIP RIGHT FOR YOU? ⚫ The trip involves a 25-day trek to 3 Peaks Climbing: Pokalde, Island, & Lobuche at an altitude of 18,193ft (5,545m), and onwards to climb to the summit of Island Peak at an altitude of 20, 306ft (6, 189m). So, one needs to be in excellent fitness and sound health conditions for doing this trip. First time trekkers may require to do certain exercises and short day hikes prior doing this trek. ⚫ The weather is very unpredictable up in the Himalayas, which can lead to delayed or canceled flights to or from Lukla, before or after our trip.So, it is always advisable that you have a few spare days considering the bad weather. ⚫ The teahouses in the mountains are the trekking lodges that we will be sleeping for most of the nights while trekking and three nights in tents. The teahouses are very simple with only basic facilities, unless we don’t book for a luxury trip that provides more-than-basic lodges at all available places. Access to charging ports may incur an extra cost if we need to charge any of our electronic devices, and Wi-Fi may not be available at all locations or may be available and may cost extra. For tent accommodation, you will be provided foam mattresses and the toilet facilities with natural preservation will be provided. ⚫ Packing for this trip totally depends on the season we will be trekking. See the complete packing list here, which is just the same as that of the standard EBC trek: Complete Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List - Himalayan Glacier. ⚫ On this trekking route and at the teahouses, we will encounter many other hikers or trekking groups. If you are seeking for a quieter trail with less travelers and wish to spend more time trekking through local communities rather than walking on more established routes, check our Langtang, Gosaikunda&Helambu Trek, Khopra Ridge Community Trek, or Nar Phu Valley Trek. COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES We operate this trekking trip by containing the following COVID-19 safety protocols: ⚫ This trip abides to all the updated safety guidelines for travelers, as issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the local authorities. ⚫ The tour will be operated by adopting COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardized protocols. ⚫ A group will be limited to not more than 6 trekkers, for now, with concerns about COVID-19 safety for all travelers. ⚫ We have prioritized hygiene protocols on the entire trip encouraging travelers to mask up, wash hands regularly, sanitize and practice physical distancing as much as possible. FOR SOLO TRAVELERS We do not guarantee to provide a twin-sharing room for solo travelers as it may not always be available. However, we will try to accommodate you in one, unless you don’t request for either a single room, wherever feasible. A single supplementary charge may be applicable if you are traveling solo and you are the only person in the group. If you have opted for twin-sharing room during the booking process but the option is not available, we will get back to you after you complete booking your trip. COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES We operate this trekking trip by containing the following COVID-19 safety protocols: ⚫ This trip abides to all the updated safety guidelines for travelers, as issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the local authorities. ⚫ Solo or small group tours will be operated by adopting COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardized protocols. ⚫ To keep our visitors safe on this tour, we have implemented several COVID-19 distancing measures. ⚫ We have prioritized hygiene protocols on the entire trip encouraging travelers to mask up, wash hands regularly, sanitize and practice physical distancing as much as possible.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
- How does it work with a porter?
Is a visa on arrival available?
Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.
When is the best time to summit Island Peak?
The ideal time for climbing Island Peak is around April to May and October through November. The winter and the monsoon months will likely have fewer crowds but wet weather and snow and cold may make the climb more challenging. Some tours do not ever offer climbing in these months. Your guide will have enough knowledge about the weather and geography to advise the exact right time while you are on tour as well.
- Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?