As per the Itinerary can customize as your need and the primary piece of gear for day hiking is about 15/20 Liter. you can keep your personal belongings in this bag.
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, the A1 Trek representative welcomes you and will help you to transfer to the hotel. You can then take a good rest in the hotel. Later you can explore around yourself if interested.
Go for Kathmandu valley sightseeing to explore the historical and cultural city. The sightseeing is dedicated on exploring four of the UNESCO world heritages listed sites of Kathmandu valley. Those four sites include- Kathmandu durbar square, Soyambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath.
After the sightseeing, you can then focus on the trek preparation. You can hire or buy the necessary equipment in Thamel. In the evening, you will be meeting your guide for the trip meeting.
With an early morning flight, you will be arriving at Lukla airport. At Lukla, meet the porters before the starting the trek. The route to Phakding is easy one. Just keep on your eyes as the finest views of Kusum Kanguru can be collected. Phakding is a small settlement in the Dudh Koshi river bank. Enjoy a comfortable night stay at the Phakding teahouse.
Start the day with a good breakfast. Get into Monjo then enter to Sagarmatha National park- the home to the greatest Himalayan flora and faunas. The dense forest of blue pine, deodar, rhododendron, and more. On a clear day, you can also catch the first glimpse of Mount Everest on the way up to Namche Bazar. With six hours of trek, you will be reaching Namche Bazar- which is also famous as the Sherpa capital. Namche is the home of famous mountaineers. You will be staying two nights at Namche before heading up.
After breakfast, you will be hiking up to Everest view point to collect the 360 views of the mountains. The viewpoint offers stunning views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest. Later in the afternoon, you can explore Namche Bazar or can take a good rest in your hotel.
After spending two amazing nights at Namche Bazaar, you will be trekking Tengboche this day. The route to Tengboche is fascinating as it covers the greatest views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and more. Tengboche is the village with the biggest Buddhist monastery in Everest. Make sure to visit Tengboche monastery. Later in the evening, you can collect the greater view of sunset in the Himalayas. The overnight will be at a local teahouse.
Start the hiking after breakfast. The route to Dingboche is mostly uphill where you will be crossing several suspension bridges and local villages. One of the best villages you cross on the day is Pangboche village which offers the greater views of mount Ama Dablam. Occasionally, this section offers the spotting of snow leopard and Himalayan musk deer too. Located at 4410 meters above sea level, Dingboche is a small settlement, where you will be spending two nights.
After breakfast, take a short hike to Nagarjun hills. It is the vintage point to collect the best views of Mount Amadablam, Lhotse, Labuche, and more. Then retrace back to the lodge and spend the day taking a good rest.
Enter the valley of dusted snowed grasslands, you can enjoy the greater views of Amadablam, Lhotse, Pumori, and more along the way. Labuche todays’ overnight place is a small Sherpa settlement with few teahouses around. Take a good sleep with the excitement of getting to Everest base camp next day.
The most exciting day, you will first trek to Gorakshep for three hours. You will then have you lunch there. Post lunch, leave your bag packs and start the hike to Everest base camp with some essentials (day pack, water, camera and some chocolates). It takes ninety minutes to get to base camp from Gorakshep. Enjoy the moments, collect the memories and leave the footprint at Everest base camp. Then retrace back to Gorakshep for the night.
Early morning, get to Kalapatthar to collect the best sunrise view. Kalapatthar is actually the better place to see the closer views of Mount Everest. And collecting the sunrise view at Kalapatthar is the best experience of the whole trek. You will then get back to Gorakshep for the breakfast. Then you will be starting your journey towards Chukung. You will be following the same way back to get to Lobuche then the route diverts to Chukung there onwards. You will be spending your night at one of the many teahouses at Chukung.
After spending a wonderful night at Chukung, you will be heading to Island base camp this day. The route is full of exciting mountain views. Upon arriving at Island base camp, your guide will be setting the tent for the night. You can enjoy the exciting views of Himalayas from there. You will be spending your night at a tented camp.
The day is dedicated to acclimatization. On a free day, you will be taking some pre-climbing training. You can then take a good rest in your free time.
The biggest day of the trip. You will be starting early morning, following the snow-covered glacier and avoiding the crevasses, the climb progress northwards over the snow-covered area between a glacier facing the ridge. Then continues through the stone and icefall to a steep snow route to take to the top of Island Peak where your dream meets the reality. From the top of the Island, you can enjoy the fantastic views of Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Lhotse 8,501 m, Mt. Amadablam 6,856 m, Mt. Makalu 8, 463 m, Chamlang, and Baruntse peaks. Then after you will be retracing back to base camp for the night.
With a successful climbing experience of Island peak, today you will be trekking back to Pangboche via Chhukung for the night. The route offers greater views of the high Himalayas all the way. You will be staying overnight at Pangboche- which is a wonderful village with greater views of the Himalayas. You will be spending your night at a local teahouse.
The route now looks familiar as you will be taking the same route back. Following the Tengboche, with the greater views of mountains and occasional encounters with the wildlife, you will be retracing back to Namche Bazar for the night. You are now in the exciting bazaar with good food, restaurants, and cafes around. You will be spending your night at a local teahouse.
On the final day of the trek. You will be first retracing back to Phakding following the same route. Furthermore, from Phakding, you will be trekking back to Lukla for the night. In the evening, you can join a farewell dinner with your trekking team as you will be saying goodbye to most of the members except the guide.
With collecting all the greatest memories of the trek, today you will be flying back to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can take a relaxing rest.
With all the finest memories, today you will be flying to your next destination. Our representative will be transferred to Kathmandu airport. With a hope to seeing you again in Nepal, we will be saying bye for this time.
Yes, first a visit to Everest base camp and climb of high Kalapathar Hill before Island Peak climb. A perfect and best way to get
acclimatized, gaining much exercise, then get ready for the Island Peak climb.
Island Peak climb is for all types of interested trekkers and adventurers. As long one is physically fit and in sound, health does not
need much experience. Our guides will lead and support all members to the summit and back safely down.
As well have time for practice climb at Island Peak base camp before the summit bid. However, all climbers should be well equipped with the best climbing gear and following the guide instructions.
For Island Peak and Everest base camp, nearly all seasons except for monsoon wet times of June to August.
But the best time is spring from March to May, where most days are fine with longer sunlight hours.
The other best season is autumn/fall from September to November, days are fine and clear. But cold morning and late afternoon till night time can get snowfall sometimes. Interested climbers can enjoy during winter time also from December to February, but much freezing temperatures morning and night times. But clear and sunny most of the days, can expect snow sometimes, days are shorter due to sunlight hours.
After leaving the small settlement of Chukung, there are no lodges at Island base camp, where tented camping is established.
Overnights in tents, till the climb is complete as per the itinerary set by Adventure 1. The camp with separate kitchen tent backed
by cook and kitchen staff, all meals are cooked by our camping cook.
Entirely depends upon the itinerary set by Adventure-1, normally climbers makes the summit from the base camp. Then heads to Chukung, however it is always best adding one more camp. Adding High Camp makes the climb shorter and much accessible, please check the itinerary days with Adventure-1.
In all Adventure-1, when booked, provides an expert climbing guide as well porters or pack animals to carry heavy baggage. Throughout the trek and climb our porters as well yaks will be at disposal to carry all the gears.