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- Accommodations in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek
- Airport – hotel -airport picks up and drops by private vehicle in Kathmandu.
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners) with one cup of tea/coffee per day.
- Best available accommodations during the trek in Teahouse.
- Daily wages, insurance, cloth, food, the shelter of staff and porters.
- Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with on the second last day.
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) if required.
- National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
- Rescue service arrangement only (covered by your travel insurance)
- Trekking map
- Guide Potter Tips.
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Personal expenses (Phone Calls, Laundry, bar bills during the trekking, Battery recharge of camera or mobile, extra porters if you wish to take, mineral water, Shower etc.)
- Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
- Tips for Guides and Porters according to the custom of trekking in Nepal since long though this is no obligation if your trip is not satisfied with our staffs.
- Travel, Trekking and Helicopter Rescue insurance.
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- Day 21
Arrival Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft).
After your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be picked up by one of the team members. He will transfer you to the hotel. In the evening, you will meet with your guide and have a welcome dinner.
Trip Preparation Day.
Today, you will prepare for the trek by checking your gears, arranging everything and documents. You can also go on a short city tour, where you will be visiting monuments like Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) and trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft); 40 min flight and 3/4 hrs trek.
A short and scenic flight will take you to the Lukla airport from where you will begin trekking. The trail from Lukla descends through the lush forests, and further, goes along the Dudh Koshi River. You will reach Phakding where you will get to see the superb view of Kusum Kanguru Peak.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283 ft); 5/6 hrs.
Leaving Phakding behind, you will gradually climb towards Namche Bazar. Today, the trail will be going to be tough as it includes steep climbing. A short walk will take you to Monjo. From here, you will trek through Sagarmatha National Park. The trail will include several ascend & descends through dense forests, crossing several streams and rivers. Passing by small settlement areas, you will reach Jorsale where you will cross a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and climb to Namche Bazar.
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft).
It is your rest day to acclimate your body with the altitude. You will spend this day exploring around. In the morning, you will go on a short excursion to Syangboche Airstrip or Everest View Hotel to observe excellent views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Kongde Ri, etc. After the short tour, you will come back to Namche Bazar, and visit the Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum.
Namche Bazaar to Thame (3,736m/12,255 ft); 5/6 hrs.
From Namche, the trail ascends towards Thame. Trekking on a winding path up the Bhote Kosi River valley, you will reach Thame village. You will get to see beautiful views of Mt. Teng Kangpoche and Mt. Kwangde from this village along with Nangpa-La Pass (5,710m) that leads to Tibet in the north.
Thame to Lungden (4,368 m/14,328 ft); 3/4 hrs.
Trekking through small villages and meadows, you will reach Lungden. The trail will mostly ascend to this village.
Lungden to Gokyo Valley (4,750 m).
Today, you will cross Renjo La Pass. You will wake up early in the morning and begin ascending g towards the pass to avoid strong wind that will make the climb difficult as time passes. From the top of the pass, you will see striking views of Mt. Cho Oyu and other mountains. You will then descend from the pass and reach Gokyo Village.
Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,330 m/17,483 ft) to Thangna (4750 m/15,580 ft); 5/6 hrs.
After having a warm breakfast, you will go on a short hike to Gokyo Ri from where you will see breath-taking views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and several other mountains. You will spend some time at the top and descend back to Gokyo village and head towards Thangna for a night stay.
Thangna to Cho La pass (5,420 m/17,604 ft) to Dozgla; 8/10 hrs.
The day will start early in the morning as you will cross another pass. After having breakfast, you will begin climbing uphill to the pass from where heart-whelming views of the Himalayan landscape can be observed. The trail then descends to Dzongla, a small hidden valley where you will spend the night.
Dazlonga Lobuche to (4.770 m); 6/7 hrs.
Looking over the superb view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Nuptse, and north of Pokalde, you will trek and reach a junction that connects path from Pheriche to Thugla ridge. You will ascend and reach Lobuche.
Trek to Gorak Shep to Everest Base camp (5,545m/18,192ft); 7 hrs.
The trail will lead you to the base of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest. It is going to be a long yet adventurous day. After a quick breakfast, you will ascend and reach Gorakshep. From here, the trail goes along the Khumbu glacier moraines and take you the EBC. Upon reaching the base camp, you will see excellent views of the Khumbu Icefall, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Island Peak, Mt. Cho Oyu, and numerous other mountains. After spending some time at the Everest Base Camp, you will trek back to Gorak Shep.
Early in the morning Hike to Kalaphatar back to Lobuche to Kongma.
You will wake up early in the morning to go on short excursions to the Kala Patthar viewpoint early in the morning to see a sumptuous sunrise. Also, from Kala Patthar, you can see a 360-degree view of Mt. Everest and its surrounding mountains. After soaking beautiful views, you will descend to Pheriche for a night stay.
Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft) to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft); 6/7 hrs.
The third and last of the journey is Kongma La Pass. You will one more time to wake up early in the morning and ascend towards the top of the pass. Upon reaching the top of the pass, you will soak the beauty of the surroundings and descend on the steep trail towards Chhukung village.
Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft); 3/4 hrs.
After having a warm breakfast, you will begin ascending towards Island Peak Base Camp. The trail will be covered with snow and offer you stunning views of snow-capped mountains all around you. The trail to base camp will not be that difficult.
Island Peak Base Camp to Summit (6,189m/20,305ft) and back to Chukung; 10/12 hrs.
Today, the day begins super early in the morning. You will gradually move upwards through open gully following a snow-covered glacier. Make sure to be careful of crevasses on the way as you will find plenty of that. The trail then moves north over a snowy path that goes between glaciers. Crossing a gully, you will begin ascending on a steep snow-covered slope that will take you to the summit of Island Peak. From the summit, you will get to witness a breath-taking view. After spending some time at the summit, you will drop down to base camp for a night stay.
Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft); 5/6 hrs.
After having breakfast, you will begin descending on a slightly tough path. The trail will take you to Pangboche where you will stop to spend the night.
Pangboche to Namche Bazaar; 4/5 hrs.
From Pangboche, you will descend and reach Tengboche village. Here, you will visit the Tengboche monastery. After that, you will trek through small villages and beautiful rhododendron forests to reach Namche Bazar.
Namche Bazaar to Lukla; 6/7 hrs.
Retracing the same path as before, you will drop down to Phakding village. From here, you will ascend through dense forest and reach Lukla for a night stay. Today, you will enjoy the successful completion of the journey with your team.
Fly to Kathmandu.
An early morning flight will take you back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be moved to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to traverse the nearby market and do shopping. Later, in the late evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.
As per your flight departure time, you will get moved to the Airport by one of our team representatives. He will drop you at the International Airport terminal gate and bid you our last goodbye & good wishes.
More about this tour
Everest Three Pass with Island Peak Climbing is the best way to traverse in the Everest region. From rich culture to high Himalayan mountains, you will get to experience everything in this package. As you will get elevation, you will come across several beautiful lakes, moraines, glaciers, and valleys. Along with picturesque valleys and huge glaciers, you will get to see spectacular views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Lobuche East (6,119 m), Lobuche West ( 4,940 m), Taboche Peak (6,501 m), Mt. Kangtega (6,782 m), Khumbutse (6,665 m), Pumori (7,161 m), and numerous other mountains.
Everest Three Pass with Island Peaking Climbing landmark
There are so many things to look around and explore during Everest Three Pass with Island Peaking Climbing. Starting from the Lukla airport to Namche Bazar is one of the main highlights of this trek. Cho La Pass, Renjo La Pass, and Kongma La Pass are the three passes that you will cross during the Everest Three Pass Trekking. These passes will present you with an irresistible view of the Himalayan landscape. Likewise, you will explore beautiful Gokyo village and hike up to Gokyo Ri. And, the major highlight is reaching the top of Island Peak.
Culture & Ethnic Diversity
During Everest Three Pass with Island Peaking Climbing, you will trek through several villages that will present you with the rich culture and tradition of Sherpa people. People from the Sherpa community mostly lives in the Khumbu region. Similarly, you can also find Rais, Limbus, Sunwars, Manangis, and Lopas. All of these people are from different community and carries their own major festivals, culture, languages, dress, and delicacies. The entire region is full of monasteries, chortens, gumba, and mani stones that will showcase you the cultural richness of the region.
Everest Three Pass with Island Peaking Climbing passes by the Sagarmatha National Park, which is habitat to many wildlife including the red panda, snow leopard, etc. Sagarmatha National Park is also part of UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. The national park includes several florae as well. Likewise, other parts of the trail also include beautiful forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, maple, cedar, juniper, etc. The entire region is extremely rich in vegetation and ranges from subalpine to alpine zone. You will also cross streams, glacial lakes, moraines, and high passes.
Everest Three Pass with Island Peaking Climbing difficulty
Everest Three Pass with Island Peaking Climbing is a challenging journey not in terms of technical climbing but the journey is physically exhausting. The long steep ascends, rugged path, and high altitude makes the journey strenuous. You need to walk on slippery and snowy areas for a minimum of 6 hours a day daily.
Likewise, you will cross three difficult passes as well. You’ll need to adapt to sleeping on hard beds and withstand sub-zero temperatures. However, it doesn't mean one cannot go on this trek. Good health and strong physical fitness are all you need to go on Island Peak Climbing.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention
Altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is an illness usually occurs during high elevation journey. If you live in low altitude or on a sea level, and you suddenly go on trek or journey that will take you above 2,000 or 4,000 meters above, there is a high chance of getting altitude sickness if not acclimated properly.
Likewise, Everest Three Pass with Island Peaking Climbing will lead you above 6,000 meters. A strong and healthy body can also suffer from AMS, therefore it is very necessary to move gradually while acclimating your body at the lower levels. Also, drink plenty of water to avoid altitude sickness.
Transportation and Bag Pack
The journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From here, you will gradually ascend to the top of Island Peak.
Here is the list of things you should carry during Everest Three Pass with Island Peaking Climbing:
- Pair of hiking pants and casual pants
- Thermal Wears
- Breathable Underwears
- Trekking shoes/socks
- Rain jacket
- Sun hat
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking Pole
- First aid kit
- Climbing Gears (rope, harness, climbing boots, ice-ax, crampons, etc)
- Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
- Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)
Food and Accommodation during Everest Three Pass with Island Peaking Climbing
You will be staying overnight in the lodge and tent during the Everest Three Pass with Island Peaking Climbing. The rooms are often small and basic with common washrooms. For food, you will get dishes like rice, curries, soups, momo, noodles, sandwiches, bakery, tea, coffee, bars, etc. As the elevation will go higher the choice of the food will also get limited. During your stay in a tent, meals will be prepared by our team members.
Best Season to go on Everest Three Pass with Island Peaking Climbing
The best time to go on this adventurous journey is from March to May and September to November. This is the most preferable time for trekking and climbing in the Everest region. The weather remains mostly stable, and the clear sky makes the views prominent.
Everest Three Pass with Island Peaking Climbing cost
Everest Three Pass with Island Peaking Climbing cost is a little bit on the pricey side compared to general trips in the Everest region. You will be crossing three high passes along with scaling the beautiful Island Peak. We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition assures you to offer the best deal on the package. Get in touch with us to know more about the cost of Everest Three Pass with Island Peaking Climbing.
- Carry extra cash as there will be no ATMs on the trail or villages
- Make sure to take out insurance
- Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated
- Get a good map
- Check your gears nicely before the starting of the trip
- Walk slowly and safely