Island Peak climbing
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Day 02: preparation for trekking and climbing.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trekking to Phakding (2652m/8700ft.), 3/4 hours walk
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m./11283ft.), 5/6 hours walk
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, 3/4 hours hiking
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3860m. /12661ft), 4/5 hours walk
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4240m., 4/5 hours walk
Day 09: Phiriche to Lobuche (4930m.), 6/7 hours walk
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorekshep, Everest base camp and return back to Gorekshep, 5/6 hours walk
Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar and then return back to Dingboche 6/7 hours walk
Day 12: Trek Chhukung (4760m./15613ft.), 3/4 hours walk
Day 13: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m/17056) 4/5 hours walk
Day 14: Trek to High camp Of Island Peak (5,600m./18,368ft.), 4/ 5 hours
Day 15: To the summit of Island peak and Back to Chhukung, 8/9 hours walk
Day 16: Chhukung to Namche Trek (3440m./11283ft.), 6/7 hours walk
Day 17: Trek to Lukla
Day 18: Lukla to Kathmandu Flight
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m.)
You are greeting welcome in the Himalayan country of Nepal. After you arrive at TIA, the representative of Beyond the Limits Trek P. ltd greets of welcome and takes you the hotel which you have already informed. The hotel staff will engage in your accommodation and check in. In evening arrange your dinner your self
Day 02: preparation for Trekking and climbing
Today after taking breakfast we will provide you your own time but you should involve prior-trip discussion with your guide and well prepared for trekking. Guide of Beyond the Limits trek and Expedition P. Ltd give the brief about the upcoming trekking spot and route.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m.), 3/4 hours walk
Today in the morning or in after breakfast you will fly to Lukla which has 2804m high. The domestic airlines take around 40minutes to reach Lukla airport. The Lukla airport has named by Tenzing-Hillary Airport. In Lukla, we take some time to meet our crew and manage the baggage. Through the Lukla village, we start our adventurous journey to Phakding which lies at an altitude of 2610m. The never seen vegetations, the dramatic hillside in the way through Dudh Koshi add you inspiration in trekking of Gokyo lake trek. Until we reach Phakding you can see the various long old monasteries placed on the beautiful village and the way. In this day we will manage breakfast, lunch, and dinner according to the calendar.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3430m.), 5/6 hours walk
After taking breakfast we start our trek with partners and friends. The way is little differed than trek Lukla to Phakding, Somewhere we uphill and somewhere we downhill the hill. The interesting thing is we cross Dudh Koshi time and again. On the way we reach on the beautiful Benkar village, views Mt. Thamserku gives you happiness. In continues walking we ascend at Monjo, which is the entrance of Sagarmatha National park. At Monjo, the official keep your trekking records by check your permits. We should walk more to reach Namche Bazaar through Jorsale. Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Tawache, Kusum Kangaru are the major views of the mountain which can be seen in this route. After walking 5/6 hours from Phakding we can reach the colorful beautiful village Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar (3440m.) with B.L.D.
Day 05: Rest at Namche with some excursion
Namche Bazaar is the gateway of Khumbu region. At Namche Bazaar, we will pass the whole day in rest. According to health experts, we have to rest in long run trekking. In Namche, we can visit Thame which is a day hike from Namche. Namche Bazaar is the entrance of whole Khumbu region that’s why it is well facilities city. You can get government offices, email-internet, ATM, shops, bakery, restaurants etc. You also get the chance to visit Tourist visitor center lies in Namche Bazaar, the representative of trekinhimalayan.com take you there. The information about various mountains its characteristics, the vegetations available in high mountain, information about Sagarmatha national park, the wildlife and birds available in the national park also can be found. In acclimatization day you can also visit the Hillary school. In Namche Bazaar Beyond the Limits trek & Expedition, P. Ltd provides you breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3867m.), 4/5 hours walk
Today, we continue our trek towards Tengboche Monastery. We walk through the pain path through the forest to Kenjoma enjoying the views of the mountains. Then we descend down to Phunki Tunga, a small Sherpa settlement with some tea houses. There we take lunch. We finally climb up to Tengboche, a Sherpa village. On the way, we can see lots of Buddhist Stupa, prayers flag, banners, and Mani stones. We also walk up to Tengboche monastery, the highest monastery in the world. From Tengboche, we see the beautiful views of the Mt. Everest (8848m.), Nuptse, Lhotse (8201m.), Ama Dablam and Thamserku.
Day 07: Tengboche to Phiriche (4260m.), 4/5 hours walk
From Tengboche, we descend down to deboche through the rhododendron forest. The monastery in Tengboche looks extra. We cross the Imja Khola through a suspension bridge. We continue our walk to Pangboche village passing through the Mani Stonewall. Then we continue ascending to Phiriche through the green summer pasture. The close-up views of Aba Dablam can be seen. We continue our trek to Pheriche and Imja valley. On the way, our eyes gaze the Lobuche River. Our destination is near to Lobuche River, some straight climbing ahead, we reach to Phiriche. (B. L. D)
Day 08: Rest at Phiriche
This day we take rest for acclimatization in the higher altitude. Phiriche. We will visit health post and get a high altitude class at Phiriche. Phiriche is the beautiful mountain village of Khumbu region. From here we see the spectacular views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge.
Day 09: Phiriche to Lobuche (4930m.),5/6 hours walk
We continue our trekking through walking gradually up. We see the view of the Pheriche village below. We see the view of Mt. Tawache, Nuptse, Ama Dablam as well as Pokalde. We descend down to Pheriche and head to Dughla. You pass the Khumbu Khola valley in this day. Dusa, the Yak hardass place, can be seen. Phulung Karpo lies under the famous Chola Lake also can be observed. We cross the bridge on the Khumbu glacier and then we continue walking up on a steep hill and finally reach Lobuche. (B. L. D)
Day 10: Lobuche to Everest base camp and return back to Gorekshep, 7/8 hours walk
This day we ascend up in the rocky moraine path enjoying the view of the icy pond and icebergs of the Khumbu glacier and finally descend to Gorekshep. You get chance of a glance at the north face of Mt. Everest. Your eyes try to catch not only Everest but also Nuptse, Khumbutse, Lingtern, Pumori and more. There we take to launch and head to Everest Base camp. This day we full fill our dream of reaching the Foot of the World highest Mt. Everest. We spend for some time there enjoying the view of the surrounding mountains and finally return back to Gorekshep.
Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar and then return back to ding boche 7/8 hours walk
Early in the morning, we hike to Kala Patthar, the perfect vantage point to view the Mt. Everest. From there we observe the panoramic view of the Mt. Everest and other mountains of the Khumbu region like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku etc. we take a picture of the scene. The views sunset and sunrise from Kala Patthar is splendid. Then we return back to Gorekshep. There we take lunch and then return back to Dingboche
Day 12: Trekking from Ding Boche to chhukung ( 2-3 hours)
The Trek to chhukung is short and easy days. The rekking trail supper beutiful with many Trekking peak and big mountain. if you will walked slowly with in two and Half hours you will be in chhukung . have Lunch and check out all your climbing gears . after that you can Hike up to chhukung ri. return to hotel and have nice sleep.
Day 13: Chhukung to Island Peak base camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours
The trek to Island Peak Base Camp is on a fairly steep trail. First, 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. A crisscross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide valley flanking the SW side of Island Peak. Overnight at Island Peak Base Camp.
Day 14: Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp
we will have Break fast at Island peak Base camp and We begin our pre-climb training.climbing Leader/sirdar will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training for Island Peak Climbing, we strongly believe that some training experience will boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as Overnight at the base camp.
Day 15: Island Peak base camp to Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft),back to base camp: 10-12 hours
We wake up early today at around 1 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. It is suggested to reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the highlands might become a barrier for a successful summit. The trail moves up beyond the base camp for several hundred meters before striking off the steep hillside. Initially sandy, the path soon turns to grass before becoming boulder strewn. As we climb up the hill, we will see that the slope narrows and the trail enters a steep rock channel. We climb the rock gully. This is not difficult, but there are several short rock steps to climb before we emerge on the right side of the gully. The route then follows a ridgeline, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. The guides will fix a rope when required. A steep snow slope leads us onto the summit ridge. Both fixed rope and man rope will be used during the climb for safety. We use fixed rope after successfully climbing on rock. The length of the rope will usually be 350 m. However, the length depends on the time of the season and the crevasses.There are two newly formed crevasses which are approximately 3 and 4 meters long. We will be using ladders to cross them. After enjoying the summit views and taking pictures, we descend all the way to Island Peak Base Camp where some of our crew are waiting for us.
Day 16: Island Peak Base Camp to thyangboche (3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours
Today’s walk will be a much easier as we descend to the lower altitudes. Following the same route back through the wide valley of Khumbu Khola, we pass through the beautiful Sherpa villages, Orsho and Shomare. We can also take a different trail to visit the Gompa in Upper Pangboche, which is believed to be the oldest in the Khumbu region or take the regular trail to reach Pangboche. Pangboche is a scenic village surrounded by Everest to its north, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga to the east, the Kongde range to the south and the Imja Tse river flowing through the wide fertile valley.
Day 17: Thyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft): 4-5 hours
From Pangboche we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. If interested, we can also visit nuns at the Tengboche monastery. After lunch at Tengboche, we continue through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest. After passing a chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6-7 hours
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 19 Lukla to Kathmandu flight overnight at Kathmandu Hotel. Farewell dinner
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