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Island Peak Climbing-19 days

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2016-10-11

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Trip Introduction:

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 peaks, 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

Trek/Climb Customization:
This trek itinerary provided here is a standard itinerary prepared but if you want to customize your own itinerary for this trekking/ climbing adventure at your timeline and interest, do write us, and we will be very pleased to customize this trek to your need. 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: Rock climbing course at Kathmandu or Half day guided city tours of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu- Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4 hrs
Day 04: Phakding- Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs
Day 05: Acclimatize day & Excursion
Day 06: Namche Bazaar - Tengboche (3870m) 5-6 hours
Day 07: Tengboche- Dingboche
Day 08: Dingboche- Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft), 5-6 hrs
Day 09: Lobuche- Gorekshep (5,160m/16,929ft) - Everest Base Camp Excursion (5,320m/17,450ft), 5-7 hrs
Day 10: Gorak Shep - Kala Pattar - Pheriche: 7-8 hours
Day 11: Pheriche- Chhukung
Day 12: Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft), 3-4 hrs
Day 13: Island High Camp (5,600m/18,372ft), 2-3 hrs
Day 14: Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft) & return back to Chhukung, 8-10 hours
Day 15: Chhukung to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 4-5 hrs
Day 16: Tyangboche- Namche (3,440m/11,283ft), 4-5 hrs
Day 17: Namche to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 6-7 hrs
Day 18: Lukla- Kathmandu
Day 19: Depart from Kathmandu

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the 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.
 

Additional Information

Regarding this climbing, 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: Arrival day in Kathmandu
Altitude: 1400m     B/B
On arrival to Kathmandu; we will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the traveler’s recommended Hotel Blue horizon or similar standard hotel. Later we meet and take you to our head office, brief you on the upcoming Island Peak Climbing Adventure with us and introduce your climbing guide to long awaited climbing adventure. Evening, we host welcome dinner at one of the finest local restaurant in Kathmandu with music and ethnic dance. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 02: Rock climbing course at Kathmandu or Half day guided city tours of Kathmandu
We will take you Nagarjun Hill, 3 km far from city, which is an ideal destination for rock climbing course. This course will provide excellent opportunities to learn how to use rope, harness, Ice axe, crampons required during the upcoming alpine adventure in the Himalayas.

Our second option includes the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. 

Kathmandu Valley is probably one of the most interesting cultural valleys with superb blend of Hinduism and Buddhism and mega edifices dedicated to deities of these religions. Moreover, the historic courtyards and palaces inside Kathmandu are artistically fascinating, which date back to ancient and medeival eras.

Firstly we will visit to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus- Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is an abode of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba). The sights of cremating deads most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati is offbeat cultural experience. From Pashupatinath we drive to nearby Buddhanath, the biggest Buddhist monastery in Asia-  This Stupa is one of the holy Stupas for the entire Nepalese. You can circumambulate around this mega shrine clockwise to witness authentic Tibetan culture scattered everywhere at Boudhanath.  

Next, we visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is old Royal palace of Kathmandu where we can see lot of  temples built in different eras by different kings. The home to Kumari (Living goddess) manifests extremely fascinating architecture and walk in a freak street nearby reminds of Hippy era in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (35 mins flight) and trek to Phakding 3-3.5 hrs trek
Altitude: Lukla- 2800m, Phakding-2650     B/L/D
We drive to airport early in the morning to take our flight to Lukla. The scenic 35 minutes flight to Lukla caters the panorama of the peaks of Langtang, Rolwaling and Annapurna Himalayan Ranges. Landing at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla is a thrilling adventure. Instantly, after making the final arrangement for the Island Peak Climbing, we kick off. Trekking 200m downhill to Thado Koshi River, we cross the suspension bridge over it. The view of Mt. Kusum Kangru looming dramatically to the East is wonderful view from the bridge. Beyond the bridge the trek begins to gain altitude gradually to Ghat. Ghat is a Buddhist Village with wonderful Black Mani walls engraved with prayers in white. The final push from Ghat through scattered viallges and yak herder's camps brings us to Phakding. The first day of Island Peak Climbing Adventure ends at Phakding.

Explore remaining with this local village. Overnight at Mt. Lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar  6-7 hrs trek
Altitude: 3440m     B/L/D
The Island Peak Climbing Adventure today crosses suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River five times. The first bridge we cross comes after five minutes of walk from our hotel in Namche.  Crossing it we trek through the forested trail on the left bank of the river for 35 minutes to Taktak. Exiting out of Taktak we get to see the magnificent view of Mt. Thameserku 6608m. Almost thirty minutes of gentle walk brings us to Banker. We cross the second bridge over Dudh Koshi River while making our way out of Banker. Trekking on the right bank of the river on the stony trail that goes uphill and down like the waves in the ocean, we arrive to Monjo. Walking through the typical Sherpa Village, we arrive to the Entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. Trek downhill for twenty minutes on the stony trail to the river, cross the third bridge and arrive to Jorsale, where we stop for the lunch.

Post lunch, we cross the fourth bridge and trek along the right bank of the river for forty minutes to arrive at Larja Doban. At Larja Doban we sight the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. There are two elevated bridges at Larja Doban. We cross the higher one and begin the uphill climb on the stony trail towards Namche. Almost after 1 and half hour of trek we arrive to Top Danda. Savoring the first view of Everest from Top Danda, we trek uphill for the next ninety minutes through pine forest to Namche. 

Day 05: Namche Bazaar- Rest and Acclimatize
Altitude: 3440m     B/L/D
Rest day during trek means to hike to higher elevation and trek down back for proper acclimatization. Today we will walk up to the Everest view Hotel, which lies at the altitude of 3880m (440m higher than Namche). 2.5 hours of uphill hike on the stony trails of open hill brings us to Everest View Hotel. Savor the views of Thameserku, Kusum Kangru, Kantega, Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam among others from the site. Trekking down back to Namche on the same trail is easy 1.5 hrs walk.

Rest of the time you may just explore Namche Bazaar, 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 Bazaar) at Namche Bazaar. It is interesting and a wonderful experience to understand how the locals exchange their goods or buy the necessary stuffs from the market itself. Namche Bazaar, itself is a tourist shopping hub with all the required trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment. O/N at Namche. 

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche 6 hrs trek
Altitude: 3867m     B/L/D
We begin the trek with the uphill walk to emerge out of Namche. Thirty minute walk along the twisted trail savoring the views of Everest, we arrive to Tenzing Norgay Memorial Stupa. Almost two hours of walk on the open hillside from the stupa brings us to Kyangjuma. The view of Dudh Koshi River Valley from Kyangjuma is exceptional. 300m downhill trek through the pine forest from Kayngjuma brings us to Phungitenga, where we have our lunch. Post lunch we cross the bridge over Dudh Koshi River and begin the uphill climb to Tengboche. The first one and half hour uphill walk to Tengboche is tougher along the stony trails whereas, the next one hour is a pleasant and gradula climb through the beautiful forest of pine and rhododendron. Tengboche, one of the most beautiful places in the Himalaya,  is famous for its amazing views of Ama Dablam Mountain at the backdrop of Tengboche monastery itself. The Tengboche monastery is one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries of Khumbu region, your guide will take you to see this monastery surroundings, chant with Buddhist monks, enjoy the praying ceremony. O/N at Tengboche.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 6 hrs trek
Altitude: 4375m     B/L/D
Breakfast at Tyangboche, then will start walking of this day. The trail descends down winding through the rhododendron forest to Devoche. Crossing a bridge over the raging Imja Khola River beyond Devoche, we hug the valley wall, and then traverse to the plains of Pangboche village which is the biggest Sherpa  village of Khumbu. Here we have great chance to see the typical Sherpa people, culture and traditions. We will take a short hike to the monastery over to hill at Pangboche- probably the oldest monastery of Khumbu. Then, we walk thirty minutes through the village and hike for an hour through the open valley to Somare 4040m. Somare is the treeline border during high altitude treks in Everest Region. We have our lunch at Somare and then begin the real adventure of trekking in Everest Region. Climbing gradually on a uphill trail through the glacial moraines and yak grazing lands for two and half hours we arrive to Dingboche.

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche  5 hrs trek 
Altitude: 4900m     B/L/D
From this day onward, the trek is gradual up hill; due to the altitude it is harder and tough. However for two and half hours until reaching to Dungla, we walk mostly on the leveled trail that winds through yak herders shelters and grazing lands. At Dughla, we have short breather and enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee. One hour of uphll climb from Dughla brings us to Dugh-La Pass 4620m, which has the memorials of famous climbers who lost their lives during Everest Expedition. The memorials here include of Scott Fisher and Babu Chiri Sherpa. From the pass the Everest Base Camp Trek now winds on the trail beside  Khumbu Glacier for almost an hour  to Lobuche. From Lobuche we see the best views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumori and the Nuptse.  O/N at Lobuche.

Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep & to Everest Base Camp - trek back to Gorekshep 7-8 hrs trek
Altitude: Gorakshep- 5180m, Everest Base Camp 5360m     B/L/D
The first hour of the trek today is an easy walk on the leveled trail. Then we climb up for 25 minutes or so follwed by next thrity minutes of easy hike to catch the glacial moraines of Mt. Pumori all the way to Gorakshep. Though it is quite early to have lunch at Gorakshep, we will have light lunch before kicking off the adventurous walk to Everest Base Camp.

Post lunch the walk of your lifetime to Everest Base Camp begins. Two and half hours of up and down trek on the glacial moraines extended from Khumbu Icefall is an adventurous roller coaster. Going down to the glacier crossing half of it all the way to Everest Base Camp is amazing fun walking. At Everest Base witness the colorful tents of Expedition Groups if it is peak season of climbing. Take enough photographs and feel the world's highest summit from the nearest proximity possible. At the latter half of the day trek back to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep & to Everest Base Camp - trek back to Gorekshep 7-8 hrs trek
Altitude: Gorakshep- 5180m, Everest Base Camp 5360m     B/L/D
The first hour of the trek today is an easy walk on the leveled trail. Then we climb up for 25 minutes or so follwed by next thrity minutes of easy hike to catch the glacial moraines of Mt. Pumori all the way to Gorakshep. Though it is quite early to have lunch at Gorakshep, we will have light lunch before kicking off the adventurous walk to Everest Base Camp.

Post lunch the walk of your lifetime to Everest Base Camp begins. Two and half hours of up and down trek on the glacial moraines extended from Khumbu Icefall is an adventurous roller coaster. Going down to the glacier crossing half of it all the way to Everest Base Camp is amazing fun walking. At Everest Base witness the colorful tents of Expedition Groups if it is peak season of climbing. Take enough photographs and feel the world's highest summit from the nearest proximity possible. At the latter half of the day trek back to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.

Day 11: Trek to Chhukung 2.5- 3 hrs trek
Altitude: 4,730m     B/L/D
Our walk today is easy. We walk up for 15 minutes and take a smooth way till to Dingboche for lunch. Then, we hike nother 2 hours to reach Chhukung. Upon on arrival in Chhukung, our climbing guide will check your climbing equipments and brief island peak summit plan. Over night at Chhukung.

Day 12: Trek to Island Peak Base camp 3-4 hrs trek
Altitude: 5,200m     B/L/D
Today after the breakfast, our Island Peak Climbing Adventure begins. We exit out of the village and climb steeply up to the south turn east to enter the main trail into Chhukkung Valley. Continue short pleasant walking along a streamside that leads to the Big –rock. At this point, the route to the Amphu Lapcha Pass stretches on the southeast direction; however, we tread the trail on the north. A moderately challenging trail cross passesImja and Lhotse glacier moraines that leads you to a wide valley flanking Island peak where we will set up our base camp for over night at tented camp.

Day 13: Trek to Island Peak High Camp 2-3 hrs trek
Altitude: 5,600m/     B/LD
This morning we pack our camping stuffs and we'll head towards the High camp from where we start our Island Peak Climbing Adventure. As you climb the hill, you will see that the slope narrows and the path enters 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 near by but subject to the availability. Over night at High Camp

Day 14: Island Peak summit & return back to Chhukung 8- 10 hrs trek
Altitude: At Island Peak summit 6,189m/20,305ft & Chhukung 4750m/15500ft      B/LD

Early morning through the rock gully; we start our climb. This is not difficult but there are several short rock steps to climb before you emerge on the right side of the drain. The route 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. You can enjoy with success of  getting a summit and after taking some pictures and savoring the  scenic view you will descend all the way to Chhukung for over night at tea house. 

Day 15: Chhukung to Tengboche 4-5 hrs trek
Altitude: 3,867m     B/L/D
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 Tengboche. And over night at lodge.

Day 16: Trek back to  Namche 6-7 hrs trek
Altitude: 3440m      B/L/D
From Tengboche trek  back along the main trail of Everest Base Camp Trek, then retrace on the trail back to Namche. O/N at Namche.

Day 17: Trek back to  Lukla  6-7 hrs trek
Altitude: 2800m     B/L/D
After the breakfast, we hike down a trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continue walking over several local villages and most of walking is through Dudh Koshi River valley and surroundings. Upon reaching at Lukla, freshen up at your hotel and relax. Evening, you could have a party with your trekking crew as it is your celebration of successful Island Peak Climing also the last night in the Everest Region. O/N at Lukla.

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu
Altitude: 1400m     B/B 
Our flights is in the morning for Kathmandu from Lukla. After breakfast at Lukla hotel, you will check in to the airport and take your flight back to Kathmandu.  Transfer to your hotel. You will have free time to relax, freshen up and rest. In the evening, we will meet you again, take you feedback of Island Peak Climbing and host a farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu. O/N at Kathmandu

Day 19: Depart Kathmandu
Altitude: 1400m Breakfast
Today you will depart Kathmandu. Breakfast at Kathmandu hotel, then you are free for shopping at the Kathmandu. When the time to depart back comes, we will transfer you to the airport. Have a safe flight and visit Nepal time and again. 
 

Price: US $2340 per person

What is Included?

  • All ground transportation in Kathmandu by private vehicle (Including airport pick and drop) 
  • 03 Nights twin sharing Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu at Hotel Apsara Boutique on BB plan
  • Welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant- Traditional Dance & Music & Farewell Dinner at one of the finest restaurant in main down town
  • Rock climbing course in Kathmandu Or sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Island Peak Climbing permit/s, Everest Trekking Permit (Officially Known as Sagarmatha National Park Permit), Khumbu Village Ruralcipality Permit & TIMs Card( From TAAN)
  • Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport tax and transfer
  • Island Peak Climbing including trekking in Everest Base Camp on full board of meals plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, tea or coffes in a cups only, seasonal fruits)
  • Trekking accommodation at comfortable & clean Mt. Lodge & Guest Houses (Nights staying in Phakding, Namche, Monjo & Lukla will be in attahced bathroom)- Rooms on twin share
  • Climbing accommodation in Tented Camp( Two Men Tent)
  • One Advanced Adventures Climb/Trekking Leader (Experienced, Fluent English Speaking, Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained), required assistance Leader/s as per the group size, their entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • One trek sherpa porter for every two trekkers for carrying their trek luggages (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter), all the payment, trek equipment and insurance
  • AA Trek Duffle Bag, Trek T- shirt, Trekking Map, Adventure Certificate
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags while on trekking (To be returned after trek use)- rated to -15 Degree Celsius
  • Group medicine Kit Box (Diamox & other first Aid Medicine)
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
  • Final departure tranfer from Kathmandu

What is Excluded?

  • Nepal Visa Fee( US$- 25 for 15 days and US$- 40 for 30 days)
  • International flight in/out Nepal 
  • Your meals at Kathmandu (Except provided welcome/Farewell dinner and breakfast)
  • Cost of beverages (Such as mineral water, beer etc), Battery recharge, Phone Calls, WIFI use, extra porter etc. while on trek
  • Travel Insurance (Must includes Medical expenses, Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation)
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Tips to climbing & Trekking Guide/s, Assistance Guide/s and Sherpa Porters
  • 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
26 February, 2018 Available US $2340 Book Now
28 February, 2018 Available US $2340 Book Now

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, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is ten or more on request. 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 & Safety
Because these hikes take you on the remote 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 Adventures 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 and one assistance leader on each additional 2 peoples on the trek- 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.

Acclimatization 
There is no way to prepare for altitude other than to spend time at altitude. Being in very good physical condition will help ameliorate some of the exhaustion that people often feel, but it will not prevent altitude caused medical problems such as Acute Mountain Sickness. This itinerary is designed with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) in mind and to ensure a comfortable and safe adventure trek in the Himalayas. Staying well hydrated and getting plenty of rest may help. 

The maximum elevation of this trek will be reached at Island Summit at altitude of 6189m above sea level. Obviously this altitude range is high, but as we would be e range of altitude, and we are hiking from the 820m to this altitude range with enough days of hiking en route, it is not considered a high risk zone for AMS. However, AMS could affect to the peoples indifferently. 

Travel Insurance & Vaccination
You must obtain personal travel insurance to join us for our Himalayan trips. You must be having a travel insurance which must cover helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation and medical expenses. And it is suggested that you buy your insurance policy from you homeland country before traveling as it is difficult buying local travel insurance policy for foreigners in Nepal. 

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 traveling. 

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

Meals and Accommodations
While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at 3 star deluxe hotel that comfort your stays in city and while in trek, your accommodation is at Mt. Lodge and Guest House which is clean and comfortable.

While on Island Peak Climb, you will be staying in Tented Camp( Two men tent) and we will cook meals for you on climbing section. 

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$- 300.

In city, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary but while in trek/climb 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.

Trekking & Climbing Seasons
We do have two best seasons to attempt this trek & climb Island Peak Climbing. We always suggest you to come at the right time of the year as far as possible to enjoy this trip at best weather condition.

Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time to trek/climb. 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 Time to Trek/climb

Winter Months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this. It is up to you to plan this trek/climb at this cold time or not.

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 trek/climb

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.

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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 do not hesitate to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking Process.

Lok Bhatta

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Mr. Lok Bhatta is one of our best and professional guide in the company. He has been guiding with us from last 12 years. He have trekked over to our major trekking region of- Everest Region, Annapurna Region, Mustang Region, Manalsu Region, Langtang Region etc. He is loyal, dedicated, honest and quiet person, but do guides his groups most carefully and ensure professional and personalized services.

He is licensed from Nepal Gov, Department of Tourism as professioanl trekking guide in Nepal. He loves meeting new peoples and guiding them to our Himalayas! 

 

Nir Kumar Tamang

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Nir Kumar Tamang was born in Solukhumbu in a poor family. He did not opportunities to get proper education and has to resort to manual labor from a small age to address the needs of this family.

His entry into the trekking sector was as a porter who would carry cooking stoves to trekkers' camp sites. Later he was promoted to a kitchen helper which required him to wake up the earliest of all and sleep at last.

Because of this lack of schooling, he had to work extra hard to improve his English skills. He did so by buying books and attending English lessons. His first trekking experience as a guide was the 12 days' Everest Base Camp trek. While on trek, he was asked by his guests about the garbage in the trails of Lobuche. He never forgets that one question and does everything from his side to keep trails clean.

He believes that the mountains of Nepal are extraordinary. He loves trekking the Annapurna and Everest for their sheer beauty and emotional connection. Nir Kumar loves singing and dancing. He can play the traditional musical instruments flute and madal.

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

 

Prem Jirel

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Prem Jirel was born in the beautiful village of Jiri, also known as the Switzerland of Nepal. He worked as porter and used to join trek groups from Lukla. After doing porter job for two years, he now works as a full time guide.

He got opportunities to mix up with guests and polish his English language skills as a porter. He likes learning languages from his guests and can communicate in Russian. Prem believes that tourists continue to come to Nepal because of its mountains which are like nowhere else in the world.

He lives with his family in Kathmandu. During off seasons, he goes to his village and helps his parents in agriculture. Prem has a fascination towards German language and wants to learn the language in the future.

 

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 Tours, Trekking & Walking & Climbing
Meals Full board on Trek & Climb; Breakfast @ Kathmandu
Difficulty Fairly Challenging
Room Hotel/ Mt. Lodge & Tented Camp
Max Elevation (6,189m/20,305ft) at summit
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Group Size 1-10 Persons
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