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Trek to Gokyo Lake, Everest Base Camp & Island Peak Climbing-21 days

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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 novem...

Trip Introduction
This trek and climb to Island Peaks combine visits to remote valley in Khumbu, Gokyo Lake Valley, cross isolated over to Chola, then trek to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar before it brings you to Island Peak Climbing section. This trip consider mix of great remote valley trekking in Everest Region and climbing in Island Peak. 

Gokyo Valley & Gokyo lake is one of the most beautiful valley in Everest Region. View of Gokyo Lake, sunset/ sunrise trip to Gokyo Ri, and hike to firth lake with great views of Ngozumpa Glacier is amazing experience. 

Cross over to Chola Pass that connects Gokyo Valley to Everest Base Camp is interesting as it involves walking in rough Himalayan terrain. Obviously visit to Everest Base Camp is a historical moments that witness great Khumbu Glacier, and 360% views of Khumbu Region Himalayas in closed up. Kalapathar offers you a incredible closed up view of Mt. Everest(8848m)- Highest Mountain in the World, before commencing our trek to Island Peak.

Island Peak these days has become popular peaks to climb for trekkers who are trekking in Everest Base Camp. As climb to Island is only a short approach of peak climbing, and peoples with basic knowledge of climbing could also plan this climbing easily, thus it has been a choice for athletic trekkers.

Island Peak Climbing combines of base camp and high camp stay( Or extra day stay in base camp for acclimatization) where you will be staying in tented camp. Only a tough day will be a summit day that starts at very early in the morning( 1.30-2.00 AM), and required several short rock steps climb, ridgeline climb with rope, climbing in glacier section, crevasses climb, steep section climb and finally a sharp summit ridge to the success Island Peak top before returning the same way back to base camp. Obviously, Island Peak summit offer you a great views of Himalayas with sunrise in world highest Himalayan peaks.


Customize Your Own Trek & Island Peak Climb Itinerary !

This trek/ climb itinerary provided here is a standard itinerary prepared with visits to Gokyo Valley, Chola cross, EBC then Island Peak but if you want to customize your own itinerary for this adventure climbing at your timeline and interest, do write us, and we will be very pleased to customize this adventure to you at your interest, timeline and exact requirement. 


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft) 
Day 02: Rock Climbing or Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing & Trek Preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & Trek to Phakding, 3-4 hrs walk 
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs walk 
Day 05: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar 
Day 06: Namche to Dole (4200m/13,776ft), 5-6 hrs walk 
Day 07: Dole to Machharmo (4470m/ 14,663ft), 4-5 hrs walk 
Day 08: Machharmo to Gokyo Valley (4800m/15,744ft), 3-4 hrs walk 
Day 09: Hike to Gokyo RI (5,330m/17,483ft), and Trek to Thaknak (4750m/15580ft), 6-7 hrs walk

Day 10: Trek to Dzongla (4680m/15350ft) via Chola Pass (5363m/17590ft), 7- 9 hrs walk

Day 11: Trek to Gorekshep (5,160m/16924ft), 5 to 6 hours 
Day 12: Trek to EBC (5316m) and Gorakshep (5,316m/17,437ft), 5-6 hrs walk 
Day 13: Kalapathar (5,550m/18,204ft) trek down to Pheriche (4,358m/14,295 ft), 7-8 hrs walk

Day 14: Trek to Chhukung Valley (4700m/15416ft), 4 hours 
Day 15: Chhukung -Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft), 3-4 hrs 
Day 16: Island Peak Base Camp to Island Peak Summit (6,189m/20,305ft) & Return back to Base Camp (8-10 hrs)

Day 17: Climbing Reserve Day (Option for High Camp Stay) 
Day 18: Trek to Namche (3440m/ 11283ft)- 5 to 6 hrs walk 
Day 19: Namche to Lukla (6 to 7 hrs walk) 2,800m/9,184ft 
Day 20: Lukla- Kathmandu Flight (25 Min) 
Day 21: Departure 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 traveling 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 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: Arrival Day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft) 
Day 02: Rock Climbing or Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing & Trek Preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & Trek to Phakding, 3-4 hrs walk 
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs walk 
Day 05: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar 
Day 06: Namche to Dole (4200m/13,776ft), 5-6 hrs walk 
Day 07: Dole to Machharmo (4470m/ 14,663ft), 4-5 hrs walk 
Day 08: Machharmo to Gokyo Valley (4800m/15,744ft), 3-4 hrs walk 
Day 09: Hike to Gokyo RI (5,330m/17,483ft), and Trek to Thaknak (4750m/15580ft), 6-7 hrs walk

Day 10: Trek to Dzongla (4680m/15350ft) via Chola Pass (5363m/17590ft), 7- 9 hrs walk

Day 11: Trek to Gorekshep (5,160m/16924ft), 5 to 6 hours 
Day 12: Trek to EBC (5316m) and Gorakshep (5,316m/17,437ft), 5-6 hrs walk 
Day 13: Kalapathar (5,550m/18,204ft) Trek down to Pheriche (4,358m/14,295 ft), 7-8 hrs walk

Day 14: Trek to Chhukung Valley (4700m/15416ft), 4 hours 
Day 15: Chhukung -Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft), 3-4 hrs 
Day 16: Island Peak Base Camp to Island Peak Summit (6,189m/20,305ft) & Return back to Base Camp (8-10 hrs)

Day 17: Climbing Reserve Day (Option for High Camp Stay) 
Day 18: Trek to Namche (3440m/ 11283ft)- 5 to 6 hrs walk 
Day 19: Namche to Lukla (6 to 7 hrs walk) 2,800m/9,184ft 
Day 20: Lukla- Kathmandu Flight (25 Min) 
Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu 

Price: US $2290 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
  • Gokyo Valley & EBC Trek and Island Peak Climbing 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, Pheriche & Lukla will be in attahced bathroom)- Rooms on twin share
  • Climbing accommodation in Tented Camp (Two Men Tent) while climbing at Island Peak
  • 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), required climbing 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 climbing gear- Ice Axe, Crampons, Harness, 2 x Tape slings, 2 x Screw gate Karabiners, Descender/ Abseil Device, Prussic Loops & Plastic Mountaineering Boots & Mittens w/ pile liners-
  • 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.

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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 Gokyo Valley, EBC and 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$- 350.

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 Gokyo Valley, EBC and 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.

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 do not 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".

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! 

 

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

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2014-09-10

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We can say that booking a trek with Advanced Adventures was the best decision we ever made.

We can say that booking a trek with Advanced Adventures was the best decision we ever made.

We traveled in Nepal for the first time of our life, at 49 and 52 years old, on October 2013. Carole’s life dream was to trek to Everest Base Camp. So we looked up the internet and decided to book our trip with Advanced Adventures, a Nepal local company. We can say that it was the best decision we ever made. Chet, the executive director, was very patient and replied to all the e-mails and questions we had for him to prepare our trip.

When we arrived at the airport of Kathmandu, we were taken care of by the Advanced Adventures team. They came to get us at the airport to bring us at a very nice hotel. The meals were all included and we visited the city of Kathmandu the next day with a guide just for us. For dinner at night, Chet brought us to a restaurant for a welcome traditional meal.

But the real treat started on the second day. Our guide, Lok, came with us from the hotel to the airport to take the helicopter with us. We were lucky to have an helicopter instead of a plane he said. Probably we were lucky, but we found out during our trip that Advanced Adventures makes sure to give all the best to their clients. Our guide, Lok, was always taking care of us in all matters, from our security to our meals, teas, biscuits, lodges and we never had to pay anything more than the package we paid at the beginning. Our porter, Bisnu was also so wonderful to us. He would hurry to lodges with our heavy duffle bags, so he could come back to take our backpacks so we could climb more easily to our arrival point. We noticed during the trek that we were always getting a little more from Lok and Bisnu than  other clients were getting from their guides. When we came back to Kathmandu, we had a party dinner and when we asked Chet if we could bring with some friends we made on the trek, he said: ‘’Of course they can come’’!!!
We were so spoiled from Advanced Adventures that we recommend them to everybody who want to make sure they will get the best out of a trek in the Himalayas.

Thank you again to Chet, Lok and Bisnu who helped us realized this wonderful trip and accomplishment to reach the Everest Base Camp. They certainly have a nice place in our hearths for life.

Mrs. Carole Lalande’ & Mr. Gaetan Martin- Canada

Everest Base Camp Trek at Oct- 2013

Mr. Gaetan Martin martin_gaetan@videotron.ca
Mrs. Carole Lalande’ carole_lalande@videotron.ca

 

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
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2899 Hwy 47, Lac du Flambeau, Wi.  54538
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MPoer@ldf.k12.wi.us

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Activities Tours, Sightseeing, Trekking in Hills, Himalayan Climbing
Meals BB in Kahtamndu/ Full Board of meals @ Trek/Climb
Difficulty Challenging
Room Deluxe Hotels/ Mt. Lodge/ Tent
Max Elevation 6189m/20300ft @ Island Peak Summit
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