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Island Peak Climbing + Everest 3 High Passes Trek

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highlights
  • View landscapes including the Himalayan panorama that gradually come closer
  • Experience authentic Sherpa culture in the mountainous villages
  • See highland monasteries and the sacred Mani Walls engraved with Buddhist prayers
  • Enjoy the exceptional floral and faunal biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park
This Island Peak Climbing and 3 Passes trek package is the ultimate and complete trekking and climbing experience in the Everest region.!. It combines two very popular packages into one: The Everest 3-passes Trek and Island Peak Climb.

In this combined package, you traverse the entire Everest region. This tour is perfect for ambitious trekkers who want to cross high altitude passes and also summit a Himalayan peak. Although peak-climbing is involved, this tour does not require technical climbing skills, you just have to be fit and healthy.

To get to Island peak, you walk up the Dudh Koshi Valley from Lukla, walking through Namche and Tengboche, then to Kala Patthar and finally reach Everest Base Camp. From here, you will get extremely close-up views of Mt. Everest and a get to enjoy mesmerizing sunrise views over the snow-capped peaks on top of the Khumbu Glacier. Then, we descend to Chhukung and get ready for the challenging Island Peak climb. This trekking peak is suitable for all and no previous mountaineering experience is needed.

The ascent to Island peak features plenty of glaciers, moderate snow and some ice climbing. Although it is mostly a non-technical climb, you’ll need some basic snow climbing skills to get to the peak, which we will teach you. Once on the summit, you’ll get a breathtaking view of the nearby Lhotse, Everest, and other Himalayan peaks.

The 3-passes trek, which this tour also includes, takes you across the three high mountain passes of Kongma La (5,540 m), Cho La (5,335 m) and Renjo La (5,400 m). The Kongma La pass leads us to the Imja valley.

This Island Peak Climbing and Everest 3 High Passes tour links with the four distinct valleys of Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, Khumbu and Imja tse in the Everest region. It is an unforgettable trekking and climbing experience in Nepal. We look forward to take you on this journey of a lifetime.
Day 1 Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding 4/5 hours Guest house

Early in the morning flight to Lukla from where all Everest Treks start. We meet the rest of our team in Lukla and start trekking. We walk on a trail that gradually descends to Cheplung village from where we get a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila, a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. from here, we gradually descend until Phakding.

Day 2 Trek to Namche (3446m) 6/7 hours Guest house

After breakfast at the guest house; we continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar known as the Gateway to Everest, is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, internet cafes and a bakeries. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest Trail.

Day 3 Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar Guest house

This is essential day. You must have to Acclimatize yourself for such elevation. In this day you will have the opportunity to hike to Khumjung village (3,786m) and explore monasteries and local Sherpa villages. Namche itself is a famous town with some modern facilities. Enjoy your visit around, you’ll then stay overnight.

Day 4 Trek to Thame (3825m) 5/6 hours Guest house

After having a good breakfast in Namche trek starts; trails follows colorful prayer flags, with several shorten and mani stones from Namche Gompa. Thame is a small monastery village, situated at the altitude of 3825m and the birth place of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa first man to reach Everest summit with Edmund Hillary.

Day 5 Trek to Lun den (4400m) 5/6 hours Guest house

After morning breakfast trail leads you to Lung den village, the village of Lung den is only one settlement before cross Renjola pass. Keep continue your journey up to Lung den village, the trail with Tibetan Yak caravans because it is trading route to Namche to Tibet.

Day 6 Acclimatization and Rest day in Lunden Guest house

This is a rest day which helps to break the stress of trek. Placing rest day in an itinerary is also essential from the acclimatization point of view. We can explore around Lungden on this day. Nakpa Valley exists in the ancient trade route used by locals to trade with neighbouring Tibetans. We can also take short trip to Darkyachhulung peak. Holy site of Warfield exists in Marlung. Lake Cho Relmo is also place of interest in Lungden.

Day 7 Trek to Gokyo via Renjo La pass (5345m) 6/7 hours Guest house

This is going to be a long day of trekking. Almost 4 hours of trek will take us to the top of Renjo La Pass. We need to move slowly while climbing Renjo La for acclimatization purpose. The top of Renjo La pass rewards us with spectacular views of Everest range. Then lower down to Gokyo along the First Lake in Gokyo named as Dudh Kunda (The Milky Lake). Enjoy the mountain views that are above 8,000m height.

Day 8 Exploration and hike to 5th Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri Guest house

After the breakfast the trail climb steep ups directly above the Gokyo lake. 2h and half hour hard climb to Gokyo-ri at 5340m. From the top great Himalayan views of world highest mountain with Makalu range better than Kala Pattar above the Gorkhashep. After taking picture all the way downhill to Gokyo Lake. If you’re feeling good and active you can hike to the oldest and longest glaciers of Khumbu valley.

Day 9 Trek to Dzongla (4,710m) via Ngozumpa Glacier (4700m) 6/7 hours Guest house

Early in the morning after having a good break fast your trek starts Initially walk downhill to reach Thangna village and have tea or coffee. The trail from here goes directly to Cho La Pass at (5414m). Cross Cho La and walk down hill to Dzongla village. Today might be the difficult day in trekking.

Day 10 Trek to Lobuche (4990m) 4/5 hours Guest house

This is a short trek and the path is not so difficult. We will leave Dzonglaand move through series of ups and downs to Lobuche. Enjoy the panoramic views of AmaDablam Mountain, Nuptse Mountain, Lhotse Mountain, Everest Mountain, Pumori Peak, LobuchePeak and other peaks and mountains. Lobuche is a pretty tiny village that offers amazing sunset view over Nuptse Mountain. Stay overnight at Lobuche.

Day 11 Trek to to EBC (5297m) via Gorakshep 5/6 hours Guest house

Following the rocky moraine path and watching icy glacial pond and icebergs below the Khumbu glacier a short downhill walk after the last rocky moraine dunes bring us to Gorkasep. After reaching Grokasep you will be headed up to explore the Everest Base Camp and back to Gorkasep. Goraksep is located below the famous view point Kalapathhar (5545m) and Mt Pumori.

Day 12 Hike Up to Kalapattar (5550m) and Trek to Dingboche 6/7 hours Guest house

Early in the morning we will heading up to climb Kalapathhar, Best view point of Mount Everest and other magnificent mountain surroundings with 360 degree view. After exploring Kalapathhar we will back to down hill walk to Dingboche (4900m).

Day 13 Trek to Island Peak B.C. via Kongma La Pass (5535m) 6/7 hours Camping

From Dingboche we follow the glacial river and cross Kongma La Pass; open arid valley to the Island peak Base camp and pass on the way the last settlement Chhukung village. We continue towards base camp with slow and steady pace alongside of glacier and finally reach Base camp near south slopes of the Island Peak. Tent would be fixed by the time you reach there and guide escort you to the tent. Our company chef prepares food for staff and members as long you stay at base camp.

Day 14 Climbing Clinic Course Camping

Today we take breakfast leisurely and prepare for climbing clinic. Climbing guide displays all the required climbing equipment and brief you about technical aspects and demonstrate it properly. All the climbing members should obtain basic knowledge of climbing gears to cope with difficult situation on submit day. Climbing guide always eager to assist you unless and until you are confident on uses of climbing gears.

Day 15 Trek to High Camp (5,600m) 6/7 hours Camping

After packing our essentials, we will begin our climb to the High camp of Island Peak. The slope continues to narrow and the trail enters a sloped rock channel. We will make our Camp nearby the rock channel. You will need to use crampons on this day. Follow the instructions of your guide properly for safety. The guide will share some quick last minute climbing technique. Stay overnight at High Camp.

Day 16 Summit Island peak (6189m), Back to Base Camp 6/7 hours Camping

Early morning start walking with the help of flashlight; the track leads rugged flat path few hundred meters northeast beyond the base camp before steep climb of hillside. As we climb up hill through rocky slopes entering steep narrow gully with difficult rock steps until emerge on the right side of ridge. We follow the ridge line and come into the exposed area next to the summit glacier. We rope up all members to traverse icy glacier and cross several crevasse. Ultimately we reach bottom of south summit ridge and use fixed rope and Jummer (ascender) onward climbing 45 degree ice slope and sharp submit ridge to the top. Without delaying on summit we descend down to base camp for night stay.

Day 17 Trek to Dingboche (4410m) 5/6 hours Guest house

We will enjoy the views of Lhotse, Imja and Amadablam mountains and walk along river which takes us through the less vegetation area. Following the sloped path uphill, we will reach Dingboche. We can see fields enclosed by stone walls at Dingboche. Dingboche offers spectacular views of Amadablam, Lhotse and Nuptse peaks. Following the Imjatse Valley, we will reach Pangboche village. Passing along Mani walls, we will reach Pangboche Village from where we will descend to Deboche.

Day 18 Trek to Tengboche (3860m) 5/6 hours Guest house

Easy walk downhill to a lower elevation. After the bridge, our route follows the stream towards Pangboche village and further down the valley to Tengboche where the famous Tengboche Monastery is located. Overnight stay at a teahouse situated beneath the tall, magnificent peak, Ama Dablam.

Day 19 Trek to Namche 5/6 hours Guest house

Leaving Tengboche after an early morning tea, we will proceed towards Tengboche Monastery where we can see Buddhist Lamas performing rituals. Tengboche Monastery is one of the famous monasteries in Khumbu region. From Monastery, our trail continues along DudhKoshi Valley to the small village of PhukiTenga. We will follow the ascending path to Namche. The path is scenic with views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and other mountains.

Day 20 Trek to Lukla 6/7 hours Guest house

After breakfast we will lower down to rhododendron forest and walk along Dudhkoshi River to Phakding. Walking past the walled road of Ghat, we will reach Lukla.

Day 21 Fly back to Kathmandu 00:30 hours

Early in the morning we take flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. This is rest day. Spend the day as you like. You can go for shopping in Thamel where you can buy souvenir items. We can also arrange for guided sightseeing tour.

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what’s included
  • Welcome/Farewell dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek.
  • Round Flight ticket for Up and Down (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with airport TAX.
  • Standard Lodge/Guest House accommodation (best available) with twin sharing basis during the trek.
  • Accommodation in Tented Camp while on the Island Peak Climbing period.
  • Full Board Meals (3 Meals a day) while on the trek and Climbing.
  • Trekking, Climbing Permit and Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
  • Professional & highly expertise government licensed holder local Trekking and Climbing Guide.
  • All expenses of the staffs (Guides/Porters) that includes Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance, Equipment during your travel period.
  • All the necessary trekking gear for porters like jacket /trousers, trekking shoes, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
  • Climbing Clinic Course at Base Camp.
  • All required group climbing gear: figure of eight, carabineer, helmet, climbing rope etc.
  • Friends Adventure Team’s Sleeping Bag, Walking Poles and Duffel Bag, to be return after trip completed.
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit Bag.
  • Arrangement of all rescue and evacuation promptly, in Worst Condition
  • Trekking Map, Friends Adventure Team's special Souvenir.
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porters
  • Hotel at KTM
what’s excluded
  • Meals and Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
  • All desserts, sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Medical and Travel Insurance and Emergency rescue by any means of Transportation including Helicopter evacuation if required.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival).
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
  • Any other item not included in "Product Includes" Section
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 21 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Maximum altitude 6189 meters
Trek difficulty Medium
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 06 Nov 2017 from Kathmandu
  • 26 Nov 2017 in Kathmandu
  • 1 person booked avg age 18-30
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Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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