Everest Base Camp and Island Peak (22 Days)

Everest Base Camp and Island Peak is popular destination in the category of Trekking and mountaineering can be reached Gradually climb up by passing several Sherpa villages of Khumbu familiar with their vibrant culture and variation of Himalayan vegetation as well as spectacular views of the Mahalangur Himalayan range as Lhotse, Nupse and Mt. Everest and others peaks such as Kongde, Thamserku, Khumbi-la, Amadabmam, Pumori. The trail goes gradually ascending up through higher Khumbu in Gokyo lake with the Gokyo peak will give you proper acclimatization during the Everest Base Camp and Island Peak. You will walk through the pristine glacier to pass the Chola at 5420 m., Everest Base Camp at 5364 m. and the KalaPattar at 5545m.

Everest Base Camp and Island Peak is the one of the ascension of the Island peak (6189m.) that is not much difficult and no requires particular technical difficulties. From you the top of the peak will award you 360 degrees spectacular views of Mt. Makalu, Amadabam, Lhotse, Nupse and other unnamed peaks. Getting down from the Island Peak, it is steep descending approximately 150 miters with rope.

Itinerary

D.1 Arrive in Kathmandu, welcome at the airport and transfert to hotel.
D.2. Free day in Kathmandu.
D.3. Kathmandu to Lukla 2800m by Plane and trek for Phakding (2640m) 3h of walk.
D.4. Phakding for Namche Bazar 3446m (big village with market in the Everest region) 5h.
D.5. Namche Bazar, rest day, acclimatization and visit.
D.6. Namche Bazar for Phortse Thanga 3670m. 5h
D.7. Phortse Thanga for Machhermo (4465m).5h
D.8. Machhermo for Gokyo Lake (4791m). 4h
D.9. Ascencion of Gokyo Peak, 5h, (5360m) and return Dragmag base camp.
D.10. Dragmag, for Dzong la 4840m 5h.
D.11. Dzong La for Lobuche 5h,(4930m).
D.12. Lobuche for Kalapattar (5545m) return to Lobuche 6h.
D.13. Lobuche for Chukung (4730m). 6h30.
D.14. Chukung for Island Peak base camp 5120m 5h. Night under tent
D.15. Island Peak Base Camp and Island Peak submit 6189m, and return to Chukung. (9h)
D.16. Chukung for Tyangboche (3867m).6h.
D.17. Tyangboche for Namche Bazar. 6h
D.18. Namche for Phakding 5h
D.19. Phakding for Lukla 4h
D.20. Lukla for Kathmandu by plane. Return in same hotel.
D.21. Kathmandu, free day
D.22.Transport to airport 3h before of your plane leaving.

Detail Itinerary

In the Everest, in some days of walk from Base Camp, to be found the Island Peak. (6189m). The acclimatization trek on altitude is superb and crossing by the high Khumbu and Gokyo lakes with the Gokyo Peak, pass throughout the Chola Pass at 5420m and the Kala Pattar. It is one of treks-ascensions that we says easy and that doesn’t present any particular technical difficulties. Coming down from the Island Peak takes place by a stiff slope of 140m with the stationary ropes. From the top of the peak, we coasts all big tops, as the Makalu, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse. Progression on glacier in a part of hike.

Facilities On Trail : The Everest  Region

Lukla :Government Health post – Health assistant

Namche:Dental clinic – Dental Doctor

Khunde:  Hospital – Doctor (Hillary Trust)

Pherche: HRA aid – post Doctor

IT facilities and Telephone Service.

Lukla/Namche/Tengboche.


High-Altitude Illness: How to Avoid It and How to Treat It.

Every year millions of people go to the mountains for backpacking, skiing, mountain climbing and other activities. If you’re planning a trip to altitudes over 8,000 feet, talk with your doctor about high-altitude illness (also called mountain sickness or altitude sickness).

What causes high-altitude illness?

The higher you climb above sea level, the less oxygen there is in the air. The oxygen level becomes very low at altitudes above 8,000 feet. This causes problems for people who normally live at lower altitudes because their bodies aren’t used to working on so little oxygen. If you stay at a high altitude for a long time, your body gets used to the low oxygen level, and you don’t get sick from it.

The following are the three main types of high-altitude illness:
1. Acute mountain sickness
2. High-altitude pulmonary edema (also called HAPE), which affects the lungs
3. High-altitude cerebral edema (also called HACE), which affects the brain

These illnesses can be serious, but they can also be prevented.

How can I prevent high-altitude illness?

You can do two important things to prevent high-altitude illness:
1.Take your time traveling to higher altitudes. When you travel to a high altitude, your body will begin adjusting right away to the lower amount of oxygen in the air, but it takes several days for your body to adjust completely. If you’re healthy, you can probably safely go from sea level to an altitude of 8,000 feet in a few days. But when you reach an altitude above 8,000 feet, don’t go up faster than 1,000 feet per day. The closer you live to sea level, the more time your body will need to get used to a high altitude. Plan your trip so your body has time to get used to the high altitude before you start your physical activity.

2.Sleep at an altitude that is lower than the altitude you are at during the day. For example, if you ski at an elevation of 10,000 feet during the day, sleep the night before and the night after at an elevation of 8,500 feet.

How do I know if I’m getting high-altitude illness?

Some of the first signs of high-altitude illness are headache, light headacheness, weakness, trouble sleeping and an upset stomach. If you have these symptoms, stop going up or go back down to a lower altitude until your symptoms go away. More severe symptoms include difficulty breathing even while you’re resting, coughing, confusion and the inability to walk in a straight line. If you get these symptoms, go to a lower altitude right away and get help from a doctor.

What should I do if I get high-altitude illness?

The best treatment for any of the 3 high-altitude illnesses is to go down to a lower altitude right away. But if you only have mild symptoms, you may be able to stay at that altitude and let your body adjust. If you do this, don’t exercise at all–just rest until you feel better.

If you have severe symptoms, go down 1,500 to 2,000 feet right away to see if your symptoms get better. Keep going down until your symptoms go away completely.

Medicines that may be used to prevent or treat the symptoms of severe high-altitude illness include acetaminophen (one brand name: Diam-ox) and nippiness (one brand name: Procardia).

Don’t ignore signs of high-altitude illness. People can die of this if they don’t recognize the signs or if they don’t believe their illness is caused by the high altitude. When you have signs of high-altitude illness, don’t go higher until you feel better and your symptoms have gone away completely.

The price includes :
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  •  Accommodation in  in Kathmandu and tented accommodation in mountain
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals and boiled water in mountain
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking climbing leader (guide), cook, assistant climbing leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter), other helpers (1 trekker: 2 helpers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits and Mera Peak climbing permit
  • Group mountaineering camping and climbing equipment very high quality North Face or Mountain Hardware or similar kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipment
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  •  Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  •  All government and local tax.
The price doesn’t include :
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate US Dollar cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  •  Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters
Note: All participants have to give a copy of their insurance, with the address, tel and fax number of insurance company. This insurance has to cover the helicopter rescue in case of accident or sickness. In case of your insurance don’t cover helicopter rescue, you have to fill a form in Kathmandu and make agreement that you will pay yourself the amount of expenses paid by Nepal Assemble Treks for your helicopter rescue or research. Without this agreement, you cannot participate in trek.


In The trek
 the guide is allowed to change the itinerary, depending of the weather, climate and the physical condition of participants. Each participant who stop his trek or make change any form of program may not ask any money compensation to the agency.

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