Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m), transfer to hotel, welcome dinner
After your trip to Kathmandu, Himalayn Vista Team will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. On the wayyou could have your fi rst impress about Nepalese culture. Change of sceneries guaranteed. Sounds, smell, rickshaws, colours, street…
Day 02: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding.
After a good night sleep, we will fl ight from Kathmandu to the Tenzing – Hillary Airport at Lukla. Upon arrival, we will start the trek to Phakhing. The trail comes around the Dudh Kosi Valley before to uphill to Phakding.
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3,440m)
We will cross a river thanks to a suspension bridge and uphill following the shoreline to Chumoa, where there are some coff ee shops. Afterward we will walk through the forest and diff erent small villages. The last two hours, uphill climb to Namche Bazaar, nicknamed the capital of Sherpa. An excellent time to understand their life in the mountain and to discover their culture heritage.
Day 04: Namche Bazaar: day rest
To prevent the altitude sickness, you will have a free day in Namche Bazaar. If you are feeling good and wants to explore, you could hike to Syangboche Everest View hotel, the highest hotel in the world to observe close view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku, Lhotse.
Day 05: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,870m)
The trail will uphill and downhill to the Dudh Kosi River, its current makes turn the prayer wheels. One last steep ascent on 400 meters before to reach Tengboche Monastery with a panoramic view in the background..
Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m)
Today we will walk through a rhododendron forest with many “mani” (Tibetan mantra engraved stones) to Pangboche. On the high part of this village is exposed the skull and the hand of a supposed yeti, the emblematic and mystic animal of Himalaya. Afterward, we will walk through others villages severally aff ected by the heart-quake.
Day 07: Dingboche: day rest
Today we will hike up to Chhukung Valley, which is lies on the southern slopes of Lhotse and Nuptse by the Lho Glacier and the Nup Glacier, the western slopes of Cho Polu and Baruntse by the Imja Glaciers, and the northern slopes of Mount Ama Dablam by the Ama Dablam Glacier and Chukhung Glacier. This area was traditionally used as a yak pasture with no permanent habitation. With the popularity of the Mount Everest Trek, several lodges have been built there.
Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m)
The trail climbs steadily to Khumby Glacier during 3 hours. Then, we could see a set of memorial dedicated to Sherpas and trekkers who lost their lives in the Himalaya. A last short ascent leads to Lobuche.
Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170m), hike to EBC (5,364m)
Today, we will fi nally uphill to reach the Everest Base Camp. The highest peak of the world. Enjoy this unforgettable experience before to get down to Gorak Shep.
Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar (5.545m) and trek to Dingboche(4,360m)
Early in the morning, we will hike up to Kalapatthar. This peak off ers the best view of the Everest summit of the entire trek. Enjoy and take some photos to keep memories of this breath-taking view. Now, its time to going back and after your great ascension, the trail is going to seem easy.
Day 11: Trek to Chhukung, (4730m), 4 hours.
Today, trek to Chhukung from Dingboche and training of climbing. The climbing of Island peak is easy but having past climbs under your belt will make you a stronger and more confident climber. You’ll enjoy the summit more if you aren’t quite so anxious about the actual climbing! Our Sherpa guide will give you hands-on training on the use of implements like the ice axe and climbing boot, and demonstrate moving up and down on ropes.
Day 12: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp, (5200m), 4 hours.
Today, we climb south then turn east to the main line of the valley. We then walk on a winding path below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier. Next, we continue walking on a pleasant trail along a streamside. The route to the Amphu Labtsa lies to the southeast. A crisscross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide valley flanking the SW side of Island Peak.
Day 13: Summit Island Peak, (6189m), 10-12 hours
Very Very Important Day, The climb starts around 1am in the night, prepare to get started before the thin light of dawn as we make our ascent with head lamps, scaling the rocky trail up. Our timing is superb: we’ll drink in a glorious Himalayan sunrise atop a shining glacier and prepare for the tough, ultimate climb. A brief trek against a plateau of virginal snow brings us to the steep, precipitous final headwall. Time to put those climbing skills to use! The scramble for the summit is arduous, but you’ll never be more proud of yourself! After a brief, triumphant time at what feels like the top of the world, it’s (carefully!) downwards towards the charming village of Chukung.
Day 14: Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m – 07 hrs.
Today, you will trek down to Tengboche Monastery with happy moments, It takes about 7 hours walk from Chhukung.
Day 15: Trek to Manjo 2,880 m via Namche Bazaar – 06hrs.
Breakfast and start trek down to Monjo via Namche Bazaar, We will retrace to Monjo same trail of day 05.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla – 05 hrs.
Today is the last day of this big adventure. It takes about 5 hours to get Lukla. Enjoy the dinner at Lukla.
Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
When you will arrive in Kathmandu, We will pick you up to transfer you in your hotel.
Day 18: Stay in Kathmandu
It is important to add a day in your itinerary, in case of the weather conditions for our fl y back. Like the day before you will have free time to enjoy as you want.
Day 19: Final departure transfer
We will transfer you to the airport and hoping you spent a beautiful time with Himalayan Vista Trekking company in Nepal.
“Climbed Everest Base camp and Island Peak in my 70th Birthday”
Roman Marks | USA | August 11, 2017
I am Roman Marks (from USA) and I am close to be 70 years old! I signed up with Himalayantrekking.com for a trip of my life! I selected them using a web search. They had the most attractive offer for the money and were very accommodating in creating my schedule. In 23 days I crammed Everest Base Camp, Kala Patar, Island Peak (6,189 meters), white water Rafting and Chitwan National Park and I prayed to accomplish some and return home alive and unhurt. The trip and the company beat all my expectations!!!
First and foremost was my guide – Babu Gurung. He was smart, resoursfull, helpful, attentive and a real friend. Only because of him I was able to make all I dreamed for. When I had symptoms of altitude sickness, he helped me to cope with it, helped me with my loss of appetite, head aches, loss of sleep, he even had medicine for my stomach problems. He designed the training for HAS measured to my abilities and gave me plenty of rest and entertainment beating me in all the card games I tought him how to play. When I was coming back from summiting Island Peak (1200 m up and 1400 m down in 16 hours), he met me on the way back with 2 liters of hot chocolate. This touched me to tears. When my camera gave out, he gave me his camera to use. His care and attention can’t be measured in words!
In a competitive price from HimalayanTrekking.com I got a fantastic 23 days trip, with guide that became my friend, porter that carried my load, everything was taken care of food, transportation, lodging. All I had to do is move, enjoy the surroundings, and people I met on the trial and in the hotels.
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