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Island Peak Climb-15 days

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2016-10-11

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Island Peak Climb - One of the best climbing experience in Nepal. Island peak /Imja Tse 6189m is the most popular trekking peak to climb in Everest region. It is located on top of the Chukung glacier between Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains, the most sought after trekking destination because of its challenging geographical conditions. This mountain was named "Island Peak" in 1952 AD, by a climbing team of Eric Shipton, due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an Island on a sea of ice. Island peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British team as preparation for climbing Everest.

Island Peak climbing trip fulfills the dream of every amateur and serious climbers, who have been seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to take adventure climbing trips beyond simply trekking in Everest. Island peak is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. The summit is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. The mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a small col.


A physically fit and acclimatized person is well qualified to make an ascent over this amazing peak.

 

Highlights of Island Peak Climbing

  • The typical trail of trekking in Nepal, that goes up and down the rolling hills so many times like the waves in an ocean.
  • The landscapes including the Himalayan panorama that gradually come closer and become more wonderful as the trek goes higher towards Everest Base Camp. Also, the views of deep Dudh Koshi River Valley blended so well with the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park
  • The authentic Sherpa culture in the mountainous villages that we encounter during our Everest Base Camp Trek and the warm hospitality of the families of inborn mountaineers
  • The highland monasteries, the sacred maniwalls engraved with Buddhist prayers, colorful prayer flags portraying spirituality, the memorials, chortens and the every aspect that demonstrates Tantric Buddhism of Nygingma Pa Sect.
  • The floral and faunal biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Kalapattar for the whole view of Everest
  • The glacial walk over Khumbu Glacier that extends from Khumbu Icefall and the Everest Base Camp itself
  • Additionally, Island Peak Climbing (17 Days) also highlights the cultural opulence of Kathmandu Valley the day before our trek to Everest Base Camp begins.
  • Easy and non-technical climbing peak in Khumbu, Island Peak is the ideal climbing adventure to novice climbers who dream of living the big life of avid mountaineers

Customize Your Own Trek !

This trek/climb itinerary provided here is a standard itinerary prepared to this trip but if you want to customize your own itinerary for this trekking/climbing adventure at your timeline and interest, do write us, we are more than happy to customize this trip to your requirements. 


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu- Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4 hrs

Day 03: Phakding- Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 04: Acclimatize day & Excursion

Day 05: Namche Bazaar - Tyangboche (3870m) 5-6 hours

Day 06: Tengboche Dingboche (4410m/14464ft)

Day 07: Rest day in Dingboche (4410m/14464ft)

Day 08: Dingboche- Chhukung (4750m/15583ft)

Day 09: Chhukung- Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft)

Day 10: Island Peak High Camp (5,600m/18,372ft)

Day 11: Island Peak Summit (6,189m/20,305ft) & Return to Chhukung (4750m/15500ft)

Day 12: Chhukung to Tyangboche- Namche (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 13: Namche Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 6-7 hrs walk

Day 14: Lukla Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 15: Depart from Kathmandu

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Our trek is managed by a team of professionally trained leader/guide who are responsible for all aspects of operation of the trek. We will make every effort to keep the treks as the proposed itinerary, however as this is adventure travel in a remote Himalayan region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and health conditions of the member of the trekking team can be a factor compelling us to change the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs accordingly, but please be prepared to be flexible when if it is necessary. 

Please note that the flights to and from Lukla are heavily dependent on weather conditions and, delays can occur. So we always recommend you to have one/two additional nights in Kathmandu after your Everest base camp trek which would ensure you that there is no impact on your international flight even if your trip delays due to the flight problem.

Additional Information

Regarding this trip, we have attempted to provide enough information as we can via our website. Nevertheless, if you need any discussion regarding your time availability and others query please feels free to contact directly at +9779851040806. Alternatively, please contact us via our email- sales@advadventures.com

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 
Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft
On arrival to Kathmandu; we will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the Hotel Blue Horizon, time for ISLAND PEAK CLIMBING (6189m/20,300ft) -14 DAYS Hiking through the Remote Valley of Khumbu, Visit to the Great Sherpa Peoples, Culture, Buddhist Monasteries & Island Peak relax and refreshed up. Later we meet and take you to our head office, brief you your upcoming Island Peak Climbing with us and introduce our trekking guide. After this meeting, we will take for welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant. Overnight Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu- Lukla Flight and trek to Phakding, Kathmandu- Lukla- 35 minute Trans Himalayan flight
Altitude: Lukla at 2800m/9184ft & Phakding (2652m/8698ft)      Distance of walking- Approx of 7-8 Kms- 3 to 4 hours
We drive to airport early in the morning to take our flight to Lukla (35 min flight) and meet our other assistance trekking crew there and start our trek. (Flight to Lukla itself is amazing, very interesting and full of excitement while landing to this little mountain airstrip.) After a short break of tea and coffee (Guide would load the baggage to the porter at the same time)-{Enjoy taking a great picture of flight landing and taking off.}, then, you will take an easy walk passing through local Sherpa villages, crossing through the several suspension bridges, the trail mostly follow the river bank of Dudhkoshi River till reaching to Phakding where we will have our first overnight stay in mountain. Today is a wonderful walking at full of natural surroundings, passing through many local Sherpa villages, crossing through the Buddhist monasteries, several up hills and down hills and involves of crossing a several suspension bridges.
As this day hike is mostly about 3 to 4 hours only, which is relatively short then others days of walking thus you would also have time to relax and little acclimatize at Phakding itself. Simply relax or visit to the local Sherpa village surroundings of Phakding. O/N at Mt. Lodge at Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding - Namche Bazaar 
Altitude: 3440m/11283ft      Distance of walking- 8-10 kms- 5-6 hours
Morning breakfast at Lodge at Phakding then start walking for a slightly longer day to Namche. At first, the trail crosses Dudhkoshi River over a long suspension bridge, then walking through beautiful pine forest. After about 2 hours of leisurely walk, we will reach to Monjo and soon thereafter, we will be at the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park, where we will check our permit (make permit), then short descent to the Dudh Kosi River again passing lots of Mani stones and in scripts and shortly reach to Jorsale, the last stop before heading up hill to Namche. Since no tea house is available from Jorsale to Namche portion, we will have to have our lunch here. From Jorsale, across the river again with long suspension bridge, then short walking through the riverbank brings you to another deep suspension bridge which is known as a HILLARY SUNSPENSION BRIDGE. Crossing this bridge connects you to the big hill which required a tough walk (almost 2 to 3 hours) all the way up to Namche Bazaar.
Little more than half walking to this hill, there is a rest point which gives you a first glimpse of Mt. Everest (8848m/29021ft), it is just amazing.
Namche Bazaar which is the gate way to Mt. Everest and is the main trading centre of this region. O/N at Namche at Mt. Lodge.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar: Rest & Acclimatize Day  
Altitude: 3440m/11283ft      Rest Day & Acclimatization walk/s
Today, we will spend a day in Namche Bazaar, resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of (3,440m/11,283ft). The best acclimatization hike we could recommend for this day is to Everest View point Hotel (3880m/12,726ft) which is approx of 2 hours uphill, the great view of Mt. Everest and Khumbu Himalayan panorama.
Afternoon, you may just explore Namche, visit its Sherpa museum- a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and if this happens to be Saturday, you would have a wonderful local market Hatt market at Namche it is interesting and a wonderful experience about how the locals do exchange their goods or buying their requires stuff for the market itself.
Namche itself is a prosperous town, tourist shopping hub with all the required trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment. O/N at Namche at Mt. lodge.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar – Tyangboche 
Altitude: 3870m/12696ft      Distance of walking: 5-6 hours walk
Today, we start our trek towards Tengboche. We take a smooth walk along the mountain side and walk down to riverside for lunch. And from here we start walking up gradually through pine forest for 2 more hours to reach Tenboche. Tengboche is a very great place to view close views of Ama-Dablam. And it has a biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in Khumbu region. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 06: Tengboche – Dingboche  
Altitude: 4410m/14464ft      Distance of walking: Approx- 10-11 Kms- 5-6 hours
Breakfast at Tyangboche, then will start walking of this day. The trail descends down winding through the rhododendron forest to Deboche and crossing a bridge over the raging Imja Khol River. Hug the valley wall, and then traverse the plains to Pangboche Village (3985m/13070ft) which is probably the biggest settlement village of Sherpa peoples, it has a great chance to see the typical Sherpa peoples, culture and traditions. If you interested, you may plan to have lunch here and while the lunch is preparing (takes approx of 20-25 minute), take a short hike to the Pangboche Gumba over to hill- Probably the oldest Gumba of Khumbu.
Walking onward to Dingboche from here is mostly gradual uphill (another 2 to 3 hours), walking is mostly via the mountain ridge and the vegetation got changed thus we are now likely to see the dry and deserted mountains areas after now.
Dingboche is on the bottom of the starting of Imja Valley and it along the side of the Chhukung Vilalge and main get way to the Island Peak (Imja Tse), to Amphu Laptse pass which connect this valley to Makalu Barun National park. O/N at Dingboche at Mt. Lodge.

Day 07: Rest Day in Dingboche
Altitude: 4410m/14464ft 
Today, we will have another rest day in Dingboche. Proper acclimatization while climbing the peak above 6000m is very necessary. Hence, one more day rest in Dingboche that allows us to hike to higher altitude around the village and hike back to the village, which is relatively at lower altitude gives us an opportunity to acclimatize well, before we head towards Chhukung and simultaneously to the top of Island Peak.

Day 08: Dingboche- Chhukung 
Altitude: 4750m/15583ft      Distance of walking- 1 and half hours
This is short day, only approx. of hour and half walking to Chhukung Valley. Afternoon, meet our climbing leader, equipment checking, climbing discussion etc. Free time for leisure. O/N at Chhukung.

Day 09: Chhukung- Island Peak Base Camp 
Altitude: 5,200m/17,060ft      Distance of walking: 4-5 hours walk
Morning while having breakfast, continue walking onward to the steep way climbing southern part then turning east to the main line of the valley. Continue short pleasant walking along a streamside leads to the Big –rock and the route to the Amphu Lapcha lies to the southeast from here. A mid difficult cross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads you to a wide valley flanking of Island peak where we will set up our base camp for overnight at tented camp.

Day 10: Island Peak High Camp 
Altitude: 5,600m/18,372ft      Distance of walking: 2-3 hours walk
This morning we packed our camping stuff and we'll head on to the High camp from where we start our climb. As you climb the hill, you will see that the slope narrows and the path enter a steep rock channel nearby where we'll overnight at camp. This is where our guide will fix crampons on your climbing boots and re-check the entire climbing group and personal equipment once again for better safety. If required, you may learn last minute climbing technique with our climbing Sherpa at this stage. If possible, you will be also taken for the ice/rock climbing nearby but subject to the availability. Overnight at High Camp.

Day 11: Island Peak Summit & Return to Chhukung 
Altitude: At Island Peak summit 6,189m/20,305ft & Chhukung 4750m/15500ft      Distance of walking: 8-10 hours walk
Island Peak Ascent (6,189m/20,305ft) starts early this morning via climb to the rock gully. This is not difficult but there are several short rock steps to climb before you 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. You will need to rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses but it leads without difficulty, to a 100m(330ft) snow and ice slope (40-45 Degree) on which the guides will fix a rope. From the top of this slope, 3 rope lengths along a sharp summit ridge lead to the top. After enjoying the summit views you will descend all the way to Chhukung for overnight.

Day 12: Chhukung to Tyangboche- Namche 
Altitude: 3,867m/12684ft at Tyangboche & Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft at Namche      Distance of walking: 5-6- hrs
The trek comes down from Chukkung following towards Panboche. After this, we take a same trail back which is used to trek up. The trail comes all the way down to river. We cross the river and take an hour walk up through the forest to reach Tyangboche. Lunch. Further descend through forest till to the riverside for approx of 2 hours, across the river and take a walk up towards a big hill for two hours and will have a nice pleasant walk till to Namche. Overnight at Namche

Day 13: Namche –Lukla 
Altitude: 2,800m/9,186ft      Distance of walking: 6-7 hrs walk
After breakfast, we hike down a trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues on an easy walk all the way back to Lukla. Refreshed up; your guide will re-confirm your flight of next day morning. You will have time to stroll around. Evening enjoy the last celebration dinner with your trek crew member and overnight at Hotel.

Day 14: Lukla – Kathmandu
Your flight to Kathmandu is at morning. Today is a well-earned day to put up your weary feet and gratefully rediscover all of civilization's perks. You may do some city site excursion if interested and we will assist you for this with your request. Evening we will have trek completion dinner together, comments about your trip with us. Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 15: Final Departure
Today the journey comes to an end. There's nothing to do but trade emails with your new friends, organize all your photos and finally depart from Nepal. As per your flight departing, we will transfer group to airport and the trip over.

Price: US $2040 per person

What is Included?

  • Airport picks up and transfers to hotel
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at Hotel Apsara Boutique on BB plan
  • Welcome at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant & Farewell Dinner at finest restaurant in town.
  • Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport taxes and transfer
  • 11 Nights/ 12 Days Island Peak Climbing (2 Nights on Climbing Excursion with Tented Camp), full board of meals (B, L, D & Tea Coffee)
  • All the mountain accommodation in best available Mt. Lodge and Tea House- Comfortable and net and clean room- Few nights of attached bath, shower
  • Everest National Park Permit/ Trekking & TIMS Cards
  • Island Peak Special Climbing Permit & Garbage Deposit Fees
  • Necessary Group Climbing gears such as climbing rope/s, ice crew, snow bar, rock piton etc.
  • One AA Climbing guide for Climbing Section (3 Days) & One Advanced Adventures Trek Leader for trekking Section (Both leaders are English speaking, first aid trained, Climbing leader is trained & Licensed from Nepal Mountaineering Association- Rock climbing and mountaineering trained), the cost of camping porters and trekkers crew/ insurance
  • Required assistance climbing guides/ assistance trekking leader, and all of their payment
  • Advanced Adventure Duffle Bag & T- shirt/s, Trekking Map & Adventure Certificate
  • Medical Kit Bags
  • All necessary Gov. Taxes and Local service charges
  • Departure transfer to airport

What is Excluded?

  • Nepal Visa fees, intl. airfare in/out Nepal
  • Cost of Lunch in Kathmandu
  • Personal Climbing equipment (Ice Axe, Crampons, Harness, Zoomer, Descender, Carbines & Climbing boots, Helmets, etc.- They all are possible to hire in Kathmandu or in Chhukung)
  • Travel Insurance (Must cover trip cancelation, medical expenses & emergency air ambulance)
  • Personal Nature Expenses- such as Phone calls, laundry, bar bills, cold beverages etc.
  • Personal tipping to guide/s & porter/s,
  • Cost of any extending trips
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.

Please Check Available Dates for The Year of:
Start Date Availability Price
25 February, 2018 Available US $2040 Book Now
27 February, 2018 Available US $2040 Book Now

Important Trip Notes & Activities
Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for this adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.

Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is the easiest visa to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip.

Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. As per this rule, Indian nationals do not require visa.

Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.

• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453,

Download visa form-: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np

Group Size
In this Island Peak Climbing trip, the minimum group size would be 2 and maximum group size is 8. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online or ask us with your personal dates, we will open group date on the same date.

Our Guides, trip and safety
Because this hikes/Climbing to Island Peak takes you on the remote high Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced and qualified & equipped leader for the safe and successful trip. We Advanced Adventure employee the local trek guide and stuff who are trained and qualified on the trip we worked on. Our guides are trained and licensed from Nepal Gov, certify from TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association. All of our leading Trekking and Climbing Guide are experience from last 8 to 10 years. We have train them specially for your trip, to cater the flexible needs of our peoples in the group joining from different countries, this double assure you that your trip is at the right and professional hands.

At every trip, there would be our one Trek leader/ Climbing Leader and one assistance leader on each additional 2 peoples on the trek/Climbing- this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides get sick or if any travelers gets sick and need to be back or delay the days of walking, it would still works smoothly and there would not be any impact on our original trek plan. Also each two trekker would have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags.

Meals and Accommodations
While in Kathmandu and any other cities, your accommodation is at tourist standard hotels ( Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower) similar of 2 to 3 star standard hotel and while in trek, your accommodation is at Mt. Lodge and local tea houses, they are clean and comfortable.

While Island Peak Climbing Excursion, your accommodation is on tented camp

Our entire accommodation is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 200.

In city, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary but while in trek full board of meals is included (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea- Coffee). We provide you food from the local tea- house/ Mt. Lodge from en route. Breakfast and dinner is to be provided from the same tea- house/ guest house we would overnight but lunch would be en route in between.

Foods provided are depends on the availability of the Mt. lodges we would be staying but in general, you can have Nepalese foods (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), potatoes, pastas and even a version of pizza! So, over all you have a different choice of food on trek.

While in Climbing Excursion, you would be provided a freshly cooked hygienic food from our cook who would be accompany your climbing days. During climbing, we do also provide you boiled drinking water-3 lts each person/ per day.

(Upgrade hotel to 4 stars or 5 stars is possible in Kathmandu, please write us if you interested)

Climbing Seasons
We do have two best seasons to attempt this trek/climbing to Island Peak. As this trip is a big trip to you, we always suggest you to come at the right time of the year as far as possible.

Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time to attempt Island Peak. Rhododendron flowers in bloom- excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. Good Temperature, warmest weather of the year.

Autumn:- (Mid September, October and November) - Excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility. Best Recommended time to attempt this Island Peak Climbing

Winter Months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this. Summit to the Top is Pretty Cold.

Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August). We do not suggest you this time for the climbing at this time.

Vaccination
Vaccination is required to plan to your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country you will be travelling.

Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for travel Nepal.

Caring Porter
Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are undertaking with us. As you know that we are very sincere with the porter issues and their situation while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit for the touristic porters.

The maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag so not load more than 12 KG.

Communication facilities on this Trek/Climb
These days, there are enough communication facilities on this trek, most of the local villages has local telephone booth phone thus if required, you can easily communicate with your friends and family however the cost is slightly expensive, 2 to 3 dlr per minute. Nowadays, during the clear days, reception of Nepalese cell phones is on throughout the trail, your guide will have Cell phone on the trip.

At Lukla & Namche, there are internet facilities so if required you can use email and internet at these villages.

To Book
Once you would choose which trip you would like to book with us, write us with the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation. We have online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and summit us.

Once your trip booking request would be received, we would suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. Non-refundable deposit of 20% (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure.
 

Please don't hesitate to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking Process.

Bal Bahadur Tamang

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Bal Bahadur Tamang was born in Solukhumbu. After completing his eighth grade, he left his village and went to Jiri to work as a porter. His first experience as a porter was to carry a big sack of rice from Jiri to Lukla. He has carried as heavy as 110 kg of load on his back as a porter.

After working as a porter for some years, he met a trek company owner in Lukla and started working for them as a porter. He was later afforded the opportunity to work as a guide. He took the opportunity with both hands. As a guide, his first assignment was to lead two Canadian trekkers and an Australian trekker to the Everest Base Camp.

At present, he lives with his family in Kathmandu. He has a 12 years old son and a 7 years old daughter. He is very fond of the mountains. So much so that as soon as a trek concludes, he cannot wait for the other to begin so that he can be around the mountains again.

 his first assignment was a group of two trekkers from Canada and Australia whom he took to EBC…that being his first trip, it required him to ask a lot of questions to other fellow guides…he learnt a lot.

his family is now in Kathmandu….he has two kinds..a 12 yo son and a 7 yo daughter…and his wife…..when he is not on trek , all he does is wait for the next group to arrive so that he can go to the mountains.

He believes that it is important to give tourists a unique taste of places they visit- be it local animals or flora and fauna, celebrations or culinary experiences. He tries his best to always give the tourists a close view of the life in the Himalayas beyond just the majestic mountains.

Hom Rana

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Born in Bungkot village of Gorkha, Hom Rana is cheerful mountain guide with more two decades of experience. Most of the guests who trek Nepal with him thinks that he is a "cool" guide. Mr. Magar's engagement in trekking started when he was 15 years old (in year 1995). He went to Annapurna Circuit Trek and his first salary was a modest NRs 75. Hom Magar is passionate about trekking in the Himalayas. He talks fondly of the mountains, the people and the cultural heritage of Nepal.

Hom can play traditional Nepalese musical instruments like Madal and Flute. He is also fond of singing. He has a tiger face tattooed on his left arm and fondly tells his guests about the story behind it. He generally spends his free time with his family- cooking Momo and playing with his child.

He says that Nepal is a "small world with a lot to behold".

Keshar Gurung

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Born and raised in Gorkha, Keshar Gurung has almost 15 years of experience in trekking. After completing his school in Gorkha, he came to Kathmandu and started studying in Kathmandu while continuing trekking as well. 

He was in search for a job to help him sustain in the capital when he got an opportunity to work as a porter for four German trekkers in Langang trek. The job was certainly not easy, provided him ample learning opportunities which he cherished.

His first trek as a guide was 30 days’ Annapurna Circuit Trek with a Spanish guest. He loves Everest Base Camp trek because showing Mt. Everest to his guests fills him with pride and happiness.

He lives with his wife and son in Kathmandu. He believes that tourists should come to Nepal because it offers diverse tourism opportunities. Mr. Gurung is serious on his assigned job, dedicated and ensure professonal services while he is in trekking with his clients. 

Pem Chottar Sherpa

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Climbing Guide - Pem Chhotar Sherpa

Personal Details

Full Name: Pem Chhotar Sherpa (CERTIFIED)

Birth: Sotang, Solukhumbu 1979

Career: Climbing/Expedition Guide

Expertise: Climbing, Sightseeing and Culture

Interests: Languages and Rock Climbing

Pem Chottar Sherpa is one of the most experienced climbing/expedition guides in Nepal. Active since the year 2000, Pem has led successful trips to numerous peaks in and outside Nepal.

With 15 years of experience in leading and guiding solo and group climbing trips, he has grown immune to fatigue, disinterest or displeasure from Himalaya. When he is climbing, he is the busiest man in the team; however, his successes came with much difficulties and ordeals.

He started as a junior porter in an expedition led by his uncle. After working 2 years as a porter, he joined chefs’ team for the next 3 years and gradually made his way to assistant climbing guide.

A devoted family guy, he started his job as a guide from Lakpa Ri of Tibet, where he spent almost 4 years. When he returned to Nepal, he was overwhelmed with offers he received to guide teams to mighty mountains like, Mount Everest and numerous other Eight-Thousanderpeaks.

Today, he leads amateur as well as expert climbers to many popular small peaks around Nepal. He’s your climbing leader who will make sure you go summit and back in a good health.

Credentials:

Successful Ascents

S.No

Year

Team

Mountain

Report

1

2000

BRITISH

MERA PEAK

Summit

2

2000

BRITISH

POKALDE

Summit

3

2000

JAPANESE

THARPUCHULI

Summit

4

2001

BRITISH

LABUGE

Summit

5

2001

JAPANESE

KHODE

Summit

6

2002

BRITISH

ISLAND PEAK

Summit

7

2002

SINGAPORE

MARADI HIMAL

Summit

8

2003

BRITISH

LUBUGE

Summit

9

2003

KOREAN

CHOLATE

Summit

10

2004

JAPANESE

MANASALU

Summit

11

2004

BRITISH

RAMDUNG

Summit

12

2005

BRITISH

CHULI WEST

Summit

13

2006

BRITISH

KANCHANJANGHA

8,045 M

14

2007

BRITISH

MERA PEAK

6,654 M

15

2008

KOREAN

EVEREST

Summit

16

2008

INDIAN

EVEREST

8,755 M

17

2008

INDIAN

DHAULAGIRI

7,565 M

18

2009

BRITISH

CHOYO

Summit

19

2010

USA

EVEREST

Summit

20

2011

GERMANY

MERA PEAK

Summit

21

2011

ITALY

ISLAND PEAK

Summit

 

Rating :

2016-10-11

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It’s a very serious company and I recommend it to everybody

Hi i am gabriel; i’m from montreal, canada.  It was a long time dream for me to travel to nepal so i deceided to fulfill it this november of 2011.I checked on the internet for itinnerary and all details, so i found “adv. Adventures”. I e-mailed them and the next day i got the response and the offer attached.

booked with them and i did my trip with “adv adventures”.  Everything went as i expected, i found the professionalism which i nedeed, i was amazed by the friendship of the staff (Chetprasad Bhatta), guides (ram timalsina), etc as a conclusion, it’s a very serious company and i recommend it to everybody
Anybody interested could contact me for details, opinions
 
MR. RUNCAN GABRIEL | 2011
2404 MONTCLAIR AV, APP.5, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA
1-514-449-7032
SORELGER@YAHOO.COM

 

Rating :

2015-07-09

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My trip to the Himalaya was fantastic. Thanks AA for making it Happen! 

My trip to the Himalaya was fantastic. Thanks AA for making it Happen! 

I am a rather independent traveler. I chose Advanced Adventures (AA) for my trip to Himalaya (Jiri to Gokyo + Kala Patthar + Island Peak) because I wanted to walk from Jiri to Kala Patthar via Gokyo valley on my own and AA were offering a five day climbing trek to Island Peak that started and finished in Chukkung, while essentially all other traveling companies offer just a package that includes all the trek from Kathmandu to the summit and back.

However, I also asked Ms. Sadhana (travel consultant at A.A) to provide me with necessary permits. The way I was treated by the company was unbelievable and I can’t imagine how this could be made better. They waited me at the airport, even when my flight from Istanbul had a considerable delay, I was taken to the AA headquarters to get all necessary permit and discuss details of my itinerary, including the private part. Then they moved me to a pleasant yet inexpensive hotel in a calm place, but few steps from Thamel. They bought me a bus ticket to Jiri, took me to the bus station early morning the next day – if you know Kathmandu, you know that all this is a complicated task even for an experienced traveler.

But what was the best of all services was Pema Chosang Sherpa – my guide from Chukkung to the summit of the Island Peak. A very pleasant and kind man, but after climbing among others 3 times Mt. Everest and about 200 times Island Peak, he was the most experienced high mountain guide I could imagine.

Unfortunately, after spending 3 days in Gorak Shep (5200 m) and climbing twice Kala Patthar, I developed high altitude pulmonary edema in the Island Peak base camp (also 5200 m – how HAPE is unpredictable) and this was when I appreciated the services of Pema Chosang and AA most – Pema guided me to Chukkung and the agency arranged for a helicopter transport to a Kathmandu hospital the next morning – all in a highly professional way.

Thank you once more, Pema Chosang and Advanced Adventures. My final recommendation: if you plan to visit Khumbu and Mt. Everest area, ask Advanced Adventures to organize your trek – and if you think of climbing Island Peak or a similar peak, ask them for Pema Chosang as a guide.

Ludek Kucera
ludekkucera@email.cz

Rating :

2011-10-28

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I had a tremendous experience Everest Base Camp Trek & Island Peak Climbing Experience with Chet Bhatta and his team!

I booked with Advanced Adventures P. Ltd. Nepal, Kathmandu. I had a tremendous experience with Chet and many of his crew. Chet and his company is very conscious to employ locals so that it helps the peoples directly of Nepal. Going with a Nepalese company is definitely worth it.

My guide Sanjay had to do a bit of negotiating at the Lukla airport. Being a foreigner it made it so much more ensuring that things went well. I consider my guide and porter my friends after such a great trip.

We were able to talk about culture, history and so much more that is best expressed by those that live there. I continued on to tackle Island Peak which is more technical climbing. There Chet had arranged a Sherpa guide for me that was extremely experienced. He had three Everest summits and many more accomplishments. No matter what you may be seeking in the Everest region, Advanced Adventures will arrange for you anything you may want. It is such a wonderful company that is flexible and understanding of individual goals. Many other trekking companies have a cookie cutter mentality that tries to just “process” the clients through a regimented routine.

Enjoy your Advanced Adventures with Mr. Chet Prasad Bhatta’s company. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
 
Special thanks to Jennifer Austin for helping me with the final hiccups and upload to youtube. It is about 21 minutes long. Enjoy and pass on to whoever you may think will appreciate it. Over the coming weekend I will be burning DVD’s. If you would like one you can sign up on a sheet that is in my mailbox in the workroom. When watching this maybe you want to consider donating to the Sherpa family fund. A link is available through the discovery channel website: https://youtu.be/sEBFYSnAuEw

Miss. Mary Poer- USA
Director of Buildings and Grounds
2899 Hwy 47, Lac du Flambeau, Wi.  54538
715-588-3800
MPoer@ldf.k12.wi.us

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Activities Trekking & Walking in Hills, Island Peak Climbing
Meals Full Board on Trek & Climb; Breakfast at Kathmandu
Difficulty Fairly Challenging
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