Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around of the Kathmandu valley, taking in such sights as Swayambhunath, Bouddhanth, Guheshwari and Pashupatinath.
Day 03: Flight: Kathmandu (1,310m) - Lukla (2,840m). Trek to Phakding (2,610m). (2-3 hours)
Early morning transfer to airport for flight to Lukla. The flight into Lukla is a lifetime experience. Here, you will meet with your trekking crew and identify your gear. Then, after lunch we will begin the trek for a few hours along the Dudh Kosi River to the village of Phakding 2,610 m.
Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche (3,440m) (5-6 hrs)
We continue north up the Dudh Kosi valley to Jorsale, where we officially enter the Sagarmatha National Park. After we have cleared our trekking permits, we continue along the trail, crossing the Bhote Kosi River to begin the steep climb up to Namche Bazaar 3,440m.
We will also get glimpses of Mt Everest from the trail along the way.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization
Namche is a picturesque Sherpa village and we will spend a day to enjoy walking round the village and visiting the Sherpa museum. Overnight Camp or Lodge
Day 06: Trek Namche to Dingboche (3,860m) (5 hrs)
Our trek today will afford us incredible views of the of Thamserku as we descend to the Imja Khola.
Here, we will see a series of water driven prayer wheels. After lunch will begin
our 2 hr ascent to Tengboche Monastery (3,860m). Overnight Camp or Lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Chhukung (4730m / 7 hrs)
From Dingboche, we then head east into the Chhukhung Valley, which lies directly under an incredible rock wall that links Nuptse with Lhotse. From here you will also have magnificent views of the incredible Amadablam (6856 m)
Day 08: Island Peak /Imja Tse Peak Base Camp (4 hrs)
Today, we trek along the Imja Khola to Pareshaya Gyab, a pleasant site by a small lake with fine views of the Lhotse Glacier and Nuptse-Lhotse wall. You will reach the Base Camp of Imja Tse today. Once camp has been set up you will be free to get your climbing gear in order and get organized for your ascent of the peak tomorrow
Day 09: Summit Island Peak/Imja Tse Peak (6160m). Return to Chhukung
You will start early for the summit. The going gets difficult once you reach the bottom of the steep icefall below the summit. Great care and caution must be exercised while scaling the wall to emerge on the ridge leading to the summit. After the summit, you will descend back down to the Base Camp and Chhukhung
Day 10: Contingency Day
Day 11: Contingency Day
12: Trek to Namche (3,440m) (4 hrs)
The trail today will descend quite steeply as we head back down towards Namche. To get to camp, there will be a steep climb to reach our overnight stop
13: Trek Namche to Lukla (2,840m) (7 hrs)
Trek further to the mountain airstrip at Lukla to catch your return flight to Kathmandu Weather permitting your trekking crew might prepare a farewell treat for you. Overnight Lukla
14: Flight: Lukla (2,840m) - Kathmandu (1,310m) Hotel
15: Free day to explore Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight
Day 16: Final Departure