Everest High Passes

...we shouldn't finish without mentioning admiration for the endlessly busy Mr Lama. He like all World Expeditions staff we met, was very charming and knowledgable, this characteristic seems to be a requirement for employment with the company

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Everest Base Camp & Island Peak

Step into the world of high altitude mountaineering with a climb on Island Peak! Our carefully devised itinerary offers an exceptional way to acclimatise safely, absorbing the incredible scenery of the Everest region before climbing Island Peak. To aid our acclimatisation for the upcoming climb, our first goal is to trek to both Everest Base Camp and nearby Kala Pattar for spectacular views of Mount Everest. To do this, we ascend slowly through Sherpa villages beyond the treeline into a barren, but dramatic land of ice, rock and towering peaks. For us, reaching Everest Base Camp is just the midpoint of our adventure. We then descend back down the valley and turn our attention towards our main goal, the climb of Island Peak. Summit day on Island Peak is moderately challenging, steeper than Mera with an airy summit ridge and the views from the summit are truly unforgettable. This trip is much more than just a hike through the Everest region. Island Peak is a great climb, with a rewarding summit day, and an ideal way to launch into the lofty world of Himalayan mountaineering.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Kathmandu
DAY 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu
DAYS 3/4 Fly to Lukla, commence trek through Sherpa villages
DAYS 5/6 Arrive Namche Bazaar, rest and acclimatise
DAYS 7/8 Trek to Dingboche via Thyangboche Monastery
DAY 9 Rest and acclimatise in Dingboche
DAY 10 To Lobuche
DAY 11 Ascend Kala Pattar (5545m)
DAY 12 Trek to Everest Base Camp
DAYS 13/14 Cross Khumbu Glacier to Chukkung, rest day
DAYS 15/16 Climb Island Peak
DAYS 17/19 Descend to Namche
DAY 20 Return to Lukla
DAY 21 Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
DAY 22 In Kathmandu, trip concludes

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Trip Code: EIS
Trip Grading: Entry Level Mountaineering or Exploratory Treks
Entry Level Mountaineering or Exploratory Treks

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Duration:  22 days
Activities:  Trekking Mountaineering
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Next Trip:  10 April 2017
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price: $4,490.00 USD

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Your trip price includes:
Meals valued at: $855 USD
Internal flights valued at: $352 USD
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H High Season Climbing Permit Surcharge US $140