A flight to Lukla will set the stage for climbing Island Peak , followed by treks to Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Deboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep. For the next day, we will hike up to Kala Patthar ( 5,644m), a popular hiking point. The hike will continue to Lobuche, Chukkung, Island Peak base camp, and finally summit to Island Peak. After that, we return to Chukkung, Deboche, Namche Bazaar, Lukla, and back to Kathmandu.
7 Summit Club has welcomed amazing adventurers from all over the world. We offer you the best trekking services and also a wonderful set of team members. During the climbing period, our guests will be assigned a licensed guide. He/she will advise you about the altitudes, and assist with any medical emergency in every step. Our guides will also answer any queries about the routes, mountains, and villages as you continue with the trip.
If you are someone who wants to summit the 8000er like Mount Everest, Climbing Island Peak can be the first step for achieving this goal. Many times, people climb Island Peak to check how their body capacity at higher altitudes. By doing so, they will get to know their ability and get acclimatized to the steeping altitudes.
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Why you’ll love this trip
Our representative will pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. Airport pick-up and drop service will be available.
At the hotel, we will brief you about the timings and plan for the next day. You will have the rest of the day for yourself. You can explore the city with your group members.
Our vehicle will pick you up in the morning for the flight. The duration of the flight will be close to 30 minutes from Kathmandu Domestic Airport to Tenzing- Hillary Airport, Lukla.
It will take you approximately 4-5 hours to reach your destination.
Lunch at Lukla, and hike uphill to Phakding. The briefing will take place after dinner.
The hike will be a steep uphill till Namche Bazaar. This small town will be an interesting place for you to catch up on a few things like medicines, and also food groceries.
The journey will take almost 5-6 hours.
On a clear day, you can also catch glimpse of the mighty Mt Everest on the way to the town. Rest in the hotel and consult with your guide about the plans for the day.
We have created a rest day in Namche Bazaar on the fourth day of your trek. This will help you adjust to the altitude and let you adapt to the changes.
On this day, you can visit many places in Namche Bazaar like the cafes, bakery, art gallery, local restaurants, pharmacy, and many more. However, if you just want to rest in the room, you can do so as well.
Later, our guide will brief you about the plans for the following day.
A long day hike from Namche Bazaar to Deboche. There will be slight elevation due to the uphill trails. At the top of the hill, you will see Tengboche Monastery. It is a sacred and important monastery in the Khumbu region.
In total, it will take about 5 hours to reach Deboche. Compared to other towns, Deboche has only a few lodges.
Lastly, in the evening our guide will give you the instructions for the next day.
The plan for this day is to hike from Deboche to Pheriche. It will take around 4-5 hours to reach your destination.
The trail is mostly filled with rocks with no signs of flowers.
In the evening, the guide will instruct you and give you a brief plan for the next day.
The hike will start from Pheriche to Lobuche. The estimated time for the hike is 4-5 hours. From Thukla, you will find yourself walking on a steep uphill.
On the top, there is a big ground which is a memorial for the late summiteers of Mt. Everest.
Upon your arrival, we will take you to the assigned lodge for the night.
We will start an early morning hike from Lobuche to Gorak Shep. You will be walking on big rocks, and crossing rivers, so be careful on the way.
The duration of this hike will be from 4-5 hours.
In the lodge, you will see many trekkers going up to EBC, Kala Patthar, and even summiteers. Lodge for the night in Gorak Shep.
On this day, you will hike till Kalapatthar, a high hiking point. Here, you will be able to see the beautiful mountains and the famous Mt. Everest as well.
Click pictures, and enjoy the view.
Later, you will ascend downwards to Gorak Shep. Further instructions for the day will be given to you by your guide.
Through Lobuche, we will be descending via Thukla to Dingboche. Dingboche is also a nice place to have lunch, we will be hiking for about 1.5 hours from Dingboche to reach Chukkung.
Overnight at Chukkung
Hiking duration: 6 -7 hours
The trail to Island Peak Base Camp is steep. We continue walking on the trail along the streamside crossing Chukkung Khola.
We gradually reach Imja valley, which is connected to the Imja glacier. This is our first night of camping, where everything from food and lodging is pre-arranged.
Hiking duration: 3.5 hours
We wake up early today at around 2 am, freshen up, and have our breakfast. We start our ascent from Base Camp. The trail is steep and the paths are rocky. Our First stop will be at High Camp, from here the trails are covered more with snow and ice so we put on our crampons.
We have to climb steep uphill. As the sun rises, we get absolutely beautiful views, with the light illuminating the mountains surrounding us.
Clear and up-close view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, peak 38, Pumori, Tabuche, Cholatse, Thamserku, Makalu, and many more beautiful mountains. We will enjoy our time at the summit for around 30 minutes depending upon the weather and start descending back to base camp.
We will be resting at the base camp for a while, then make our way to Chukkung, as we will still be having a lot of daytime.
Hiking duration: 10 hours.
Base camp to Summit: Total 5-6 hours to summit.
Summit to base camp 3 hours
We will be descending downwards today through towns of Dingboche, Somare, Pangboche, and stopping at Deboche. Somare is a good place to enjoy our lunch for the trek.
Hiking duration:5-6 hours
We are descending downwards this day through beautiful rhododendron and juniper forest. We will once again cross the Dudh Koshi river, and walk alongside it.
The trail follows through Dudh Koshi gorge. We will be stopping at Phungi Tenga or Sangnasa for lunch break then continue trek to Namche bazaar.
Hiking Duration: 5 hours
This is the last day of the trek. We will be descending downhill today. The path follows through the same trail which we ascended before. Slow and steady we reach Lukla.
Hiking Duration: 8 hours
We will take an early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Our representatives will be there at the airport to accompany you to the hotel.
You will be having some free time today, which can be utilized by strolling around the city and buying some gifts and souvenirs, or just resting at the hotel as per your choice.
Our representative will accompany you to the airport and help you with arranging the required documents.
Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 4500m (15,000ft).
This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting big peaks. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.