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EBC trek 5,380m/17,600ft with Island Peak 6189m/20,305ft
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EBC trek 5,380m/17,600ft with Island Peak 6189m/20,305ft

 
Everest Base Camp with Island Peak: This professionally designed mounting itinerary takes you to the acclimation hike to the foremost standard trekking destination of Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar initial for the close-up views of Mt. Everest before scaling the Island Peak. it absolutely was the name given to the mountain in 1952 by Eric Shipton World Health Organization thought it to be corresponding to Associate in Nursing island in a very ocean of ice. it's additionally referred to as “Imja Tse” within the native Asiatic language.

Before the trek, we have a tendency to explore the globe Heritage Sites of the capital of Nepal with a certified own guide. Cultural rubber-necking is incredible expertise. On a subsequent day, we have a tendency to take Associate in Nursing exciting mountain flight to Lukla and trek up the Dudh Kosi natural depression, encircled by the soaring peaks of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. It’s a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar, capital of the Khumbu Sherpas, wherever we have a tendency to ar once more greeted by spectacular mountain vistas. A day of rest here aids acclimation and there ar nice ex gratia walks to fancy the realm.

So this trip Island Peak mounting with Everest Base Camp Trek may be fantastic expertise within the Himalaya of Asian country your period of time. it's designed for energetic and physically work trekkers with very little or no expertise in mountain expedition. Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft) is one in all the most mounting peaks within the Everest Region of Asian country with a formidable and extremely frozen West Face that rises from the mountain peak ice mass. Being one in all the 'trekking peaks' with little or no technical aspects, Island Peak isn't a troublesome endeavour for a beginner climber desire to enter the unbelievable world of ice climbing. many climbers flock to Asian country per annum to urge a allow for Island Peak mounting. Our journey additionally takes North American country into the region of the Khumbu natural depression and Asiatic culture. Before scaling the height, we have a tendency to additionally visit, presumably the foremost standard trekking destination within the world - Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) and Kala Patthar - for the up-close views of Mt. Everest and alternative high mountains.
NOTE: Sherpa Expedition and Trekking companies are to humbly request pricey honour guest, throughout the trip, weather, native politics, transport or a mess of different factors that area unit on the far side our management will bring changes within the itinerary. It is, however, most unlikely that the itinerary would be considerably altered; if alterations area unit was necessary, the leader can decide what's the simplest different, taking into thought the simplest interests of the total cluster. wherever an amendment will occur, we tend to do everything we will to attenuate its impact, however, we tend to cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

Flight Delay in Capital of Nepal and Lukla
Sherpa Exp & Trekking companies are in the form that’s; Lukla field is set on an exquisite depression encircled by high mountains. because of this reason, landing and commencing from Lukla is taken into account to be tough and technical. The weather within the space unpredictable and is probably going to vary every few hours leading to flight delays or cancellation.

Twin Otter and Dornier planes area unit the first mode of transport to and from the flight strip at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. However, if flights area unit cancelled because of mountain climate, to Lukla or from Lukla to capital of Nepal, we are going to assist you to charter a heavier-than-air craft to confirm you're on schedule for your trip and flight connections. the additional charges incurred area unit about $2,500 to $3,000 USD per heavier-than-air craft (USD five hundred to USD three,000 per person) would be applicable to you for the heavier-than-air craft charter. The heavier-than-air craft takes four to six passengers at a time and also the price may be shared amongst the passengers. the value should be paid by the participant, which might later be submitted for compensation through a travel underwriter. we will assist you with the required documents for a claim. Payment for the heavier-than-air craft should be paid at the time of service by the participant. America greenbacks money or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards, yank Express) area unit accepted for heavier-than-air craft transport. Any card payment needs a forty-five bank fee, which matches on to the bank.

The heavier-than-air craft will fly if the visibility is 1500m or larger, whereas the dual otter and Dornier planes will fly if the visibility is 5000m or larger, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules. If the weather is extreme and also the visibility is lesser than one,500m helicopters are not operated. In such cases, we are going to schedule your flight for ensuing day reckoning on the supply. If this case keeps on obtaining perennial for several days then you'd be given the choice trek choices.

Itinerary

  • One night.
  • 3-star Hotel
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking members will welcome you at the Airport and you will be then ushered to the Hotel. Our travel representatives will explain briefly about the travel itinerary upon Airport arrival. Overnight stay at the hotel. Breakfast Included.
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • 3-star Hotel
Today we have to program for seeing central and cultural pilgrim’s valley. So that's after a hearty breakfast, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit some heritages listed below: Monkey Temple: Find peace and prayers on the little hillock of Swaymbhunath in the Kathmandu valley of the northwest point. Also known as the "Monkey Temple" among visitors from abroad, Swayambhunath sits atop its hill, overlooking most parts of the valley. This is a good place to catch panoramic views of the city. The site itself has stood as a hallmark of faith and harmony for centuries. The glory of Kathmandu Valley is said to have started from this point. As seeing the great point. Boudhanath Stupa: Bodnath was probably built in the 14th century after the Mughal invasions; various interesting legends are told regarding the reasons for its construction. After the arrival of thousands of Tibetans following the 1959 Chinese invasion, the temple has become one of the most important centres of Tibetan Buddhism. Today it remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepalis, as well as a popular tourist site. Boudhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. It was built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going around the stupa spinning the prayer wheels. Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. It is a square two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth which is famous all over the world. Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, a famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in the Thamel area for trekking essentials. Does not include meal and Overnight at the same hotel with BB.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
On the third morning, you will board a flight to Lukla Airport, also commonly known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport. It is a wonderful mountain flight and the flight itself can be no less than an adventure as the airport is enlisted as the most dangerous airport in the world, given the location, altitude, and topography. In less than 30 minutes, you will reach Lukla while enjoying the breathtaking views of the mountains during the flight. After landing at Lukla, we take light breakfast and embark on our trek. In around 3 hours, we reach Phakding village where we will be staying overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House
On the fourth morning, we continue our trek and follow the trail along the Dudh Kosi River while ascending through Himalayan Pine and Deodar Cedar forests to the ultimate destination, that of the popular village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche has remained a historic trading point for the Nepalese and Tibetan traders who exchange salt, dried meat and other consumable and textile items. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazar. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • One day.
  • Guest House
This is the first acclimatization which you will get on the whole trek. Acclimatization is very important during high altitude trekking in Nepal as it helps to acquaint you with the high and the changing altitude and conditions. On this day, you can also side trek to the twin villages of Khumjung and Khude where you will have lunch for the day. There are lots of good bakery shops in Khumjung. After that, you will trek until the Everest View Hotel from where you can enjoy the views of the mountains including the Everest. It will be around five hours of side trek after which you will return back to Namche. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Guest house
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We’ll have trekked to an altitude of 3,860 m upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning depending on how the trekking goes this day. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Guest House
From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 3 to 4 hours.
  • Guest House
This day is planned as acclimatization day. We don’t make progress towards Everest Base Camp. Instead, we will take a hike to Nangkartshang peak just above Dingboche. The peak is an excellent viewpoint. Especially of the gorgeous Ama Dablam. If the weather is clear, we will get to see Ama Dablam from its summit to its feet. You can spend the afternoon strolling around the village or resting. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Guest House
Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb as we are heading to the village of Lobuche which is located at the foot of the giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude.
  • 6 to 7 hours.
  • Guest House
We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come across the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence it is important that we follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine, and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colours against the monotony of grey surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. We get back to Gorak Shep for a good night's rest. Overnight in Gorak Shep. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Guest House
We prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. We take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Lobuche for a good night's rest. Overnight in Lobuche. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Guest House
After breakfast, we trek via Khumbu Glacier to Kongma La Base Camp (5,000m/16,404ft). The ascent to Kongma La pass is the most difficult part of our trek today. In the Kongma La, we see cairn wrapped in prayer flags to mark the pass. Then we descend gradually to Imja Khola valley, followed by another descent to Chhukung, a small summer settlement. After reaching Chhukung we will also check our equipment in order to get ready for our ultimate climb. Overnight in Chhukung. Note: If we do not want to undertake the Kongma La pass, we can follow another route via Dingboche to Chhukung instead. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Overnight at tent.
The trek to Island Peak Base Camp is on a fairly steep trail. First, we climb south then turn east to the main line of the valley. We then walk on a winding path below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier. Next, we continue walking on a pleasant trail along a streamside. The route to the Amphu Labtsa lies to the southeast. A crisscross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide valley flanking the SW side of Island Peak. Overnight at Island Peak Base Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 4 to 5 hours.
  • Overnight at tent.
We begin our pre-climb training today after breakfast. Our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots, and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training for Island Peak Climbing, we strongly believe that some training experience will boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience. We can spend the rest of the day hiking to high camp and back or resting for the next day’s climb. Overnight at the base camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 10 to 12 hours.
  • Overnight at tent.
We wake up early today at around 12 to 1 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the highlands might become a barrier for a successful summit. The trail moves up beyond the base camp for several hundred meters before striking off the steep hillside. Initially sandy, the path soon turns to grass before becoming boulder strewn. As we climb up the hill, we will see that the slope narrows and the trail enters a steep rock channel. We climb the rock gully. This is not difficult, but there are several short rock steps to climb before we emerge on the right side of the gully. The route then follows a ridgeline, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. The guides will fix a rope when required. A steep snow slope leads us onto the summit ridge. Both fixed rope and man rope will be used during the climb for safety. We use fixed rope after successfully climbing on rock. The length of the rope will usually be 350 m. However, the length depends on the time of the season and the crevasses. There are two newly formed crevasses which are approximately 3 and 4 meters long. We will be using ladders to cross them. After enjoying the summit views and taking pictures, we descend all the way to Island Peak Base Camp where some of our crew are waiting for us. We celebrate on our successful Island Peak climb. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
Today’s walk will be much easier as we descend to the lower altitudes. Following the same route back through the wide valley of Khumbu Khola, we pass through the beautiful Sherpa villages, Orsho and Shomare. We can also take a different trail to visit the Gompa in Upper Pangboche, which is believed to be the oldest in the Khumbu region or take the regular trail to reach Pangboche. Pangboche is a scenic village surrounded by Everest to its north, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga to the east, the Kongde range to the south and the Imja Tse river flowing through the wide fertile valley. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Guest House
From Pangboche we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. If interested, we can also visit nuns at the Tengboche monastery. After lunch at Tengboche, we continue through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colourful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 6 to 7 hours.
  • Guest House
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 35 minutes
  • 3-star Hotel
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenirs shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the climbers’ successful summit of the Island peak. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals: Breakfast Dinner.
  • 25 minutes
  • None
Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. Breakfast Included.

Services

What's included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All government and local taxes

What's excluded

  • Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 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
  • Gift for staff

Equipments

You are expected to provide the following personal equipment. These items are mandatory for survival in the mountains, so make sure you have everything on the list.
 
The emphasis on equipment necessary for mountain travel follows two simple tenets: Lightweight and Functional. Since you will be carrying all of your gear and a portion of the group gear, the items you choose to take should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme conditions. The quality of the equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain so be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing. Comfort lends itself to a more enjoyable experience!'

The layering system outlined is usually sufficient for most people, but if you tend to be colder, bring one extra medium layer such as a vest, which would be ideal for extra warmth around camp. When making the final decision as to what goes into your pack, remember that it’s a fine science of taking just enough clothes and accessories to do the job, while not over-burdening yourself with items you probably will not use.
 
Cotton clothing must be avoided because it dries very slowly and is a poor insulator when wet. Instead, choose wool or synthetic fabrics that “wick” the sweat and moisture away from your skin to keep you much warmer.
 
We will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel bag which you can use on the trek and is carried by porter/s. The duffel bag is yours to keep after the trek. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them after the trek.
All the equipment like Base camp tents, kitchen accessories and all the group climbing equipment ( climbing rope, ice screw, snow bar, ice hammer) is provided by the company.

Climbing gear
He(Guide) Following equipment are essential for climbing.

  • Alpine climbing harness. Must have adjustable leg loops and fit over all clothing.
  • 2 locking carabiners. The large, pear-shaped carabiner is best, screw gate type recommended
  • 3 regular carabiners. Lightweight; BD Hotwire are recommended.
  • Ice ax w/leash. Lightweight (Grivel Air tech, Black Diamond Raven, or Charlet Moser Snow Walker). Under 5’7” use 60cm; 5’7”- 6’2” use 65cm; over 6’2” use 70cm.
  • Plastic Mountaineering boots (Koflach Degree, Lowa Civetta, or Scarpa Alpha) or Leather Double Mountaineering boots (La Sportiva Olympic Mons, Boreal GI or equivalent; must be mountaineering/crampon compatible)
  • Crampons. Must be fit to plastic boots prior to the trip, new-style type recommended; include a simple repair kit (Grivel G12, Black Diamond Contact, or Charlet Moser Super 12)
  • Adjustable trekking poles.
  • Belay/rappel device (Figure 8 preferred)

Upper Body

  • 2 a cotton t-shirt.
  • 1 polypropylene t-shirt.
  • 2 long sleeve polypropylene shirts. Lightweight, light-colored for sunny days.
  • 2 women sports bras. Synthetic, no cotton!
  • 1 Softshell. Marmot Dri-clime Wind Shirt, Patagonia Stretch Zephur or Krushell Jacket (R2 pullover acceptable).
  • Down/synthetic sweater or vest. Patagonia Puffball Jacket or Sweater preferred; R4 Jacket acceptable
  • Hard shell jacket with hood. Waterproof and breathable. Gore-Tex or equivalent is best, roomy enough to fit over multiple layers.
  • 1 expedition down parka with hood. This is probably your most important piece of clothing! It is important that your jacket is 700+ fill down, baffle construction (not sewn through seams) and has a thickly insulated hood.
Hand Wear
You will require two systems: one glove system for lower on the mountain and a mitten over mitt system for the cold temperatures encountered on summit day.
  • 2 pair of liner gloves. Thin wool or polypropylene.
  • 1 pair of warm gloves. Fleece or wool.
  • 1 pair expedition shell gloves.
  • 1 pair modular expedition shell mitts. Or Pro Mitts. If they do not have wrist straps consider sewing one on so that you can either attach it to your jacket or cinch the strap to your wrist so that you do not lose your mittens in high winds
Head Gear
  • Warm hat. Wool or synthetic that covers your ears.
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask.
  • Shade hat or baseball cap.
  • Glacier glasses. 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (e.g. Julbo or Cebe)
  • 1 pair extra sunglasses (also with UV protection in case your 1st pair breaks).
  • 1 ski goggles with UV protection
  • If you require prescription glacier glasses, you can get your lenses modified to your prescription.
Lower Body
  • 4 pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or Capilene.
  • 3 pair of lightweight trekking socks.
  • 2 pair of medium-heavy wool socks. Check boot fit with liner and wool socks on.
  • 1 pair of nylon shorts.
  • 1 pair nylon pants for trekking and around camp.
  • 2 pair lightweight long underwear bottoms
  • 1 pair fleece pants with side zipper or “puff-ball pants”
  • 1 pair softshell pants (e.g. Patagonia Guide pants or OR Granite Pants. Schoeller fabrics).
  • 1 pair of hard shell pants. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best.
  • 1 pair gaiters. Make sure they will fit over plastic boots (OR Crocodiles or equivalent).
  • 1 pair down booties (optional).
  • 1 pair trail shoes for the hike to base camp and use at camp
  • 1 pair of sandals or tennis shoes for Kathmandu and in camp
  • All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large plastic bags.
Pack
  • 1 lightweight internal frame pack (approx 4,000 cubic inches).
  • 1 daypack is optional for the approach hike, possible use on summit day and carry-on pack. If you plan to use it for your summit pack it must be large enough for your down jacket, misc. clothes, food, and water. The Lowe Alpine Neutrino or Black Diamond Speed 28 is excellent, lightweight (16 oz.) choices.
  • 1 large (7,500+cu.in.) duffel bag for gear, must be durable for use on pack animals
  • Small padlock for a duffel bag.
  • 1 small duffel bag for luggage storage in Kathmandu. We will supply a complimentary duffel/kit bag for the item you buy in Kathmandu.
  • Sleeping Gear
  • 1 down sleeping bag rated to -10 F (Gore Dryloft or similar fabric helps protect down and dark colors speed drying time)
  • Sleeping Pad. Full length closed cell foam (mandatory) and/or Therma-Rest for extra warmth and comfort
  • Miscellaneous
  • 1 first-aid kit with ibuprofen and any other doctor recommended medications.
  • Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful to hang around your neck
  • Sunscreen. At least SPF 40
  • Headlamp. Petzl Myobelt 3 or Black Diamond Polar Star.
  • 3 Water bottles. 1 liter wide-mouth Nalgene (1 is a pee bottle).
  • Hydration bladder with drinking tube for lower mountain (optional)
  • 1 water bottle insulator.
  • Plastic mug w/snap-on lid, 16 oz. or larger.
  • Bowl and spoon. Plastic, small Tupperware works well. Lexan spoons are best.
  • Pocket knife. Small Swiss-army type.
  • Water purification. Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals
  • Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag.
  • 3-4 Large plastic bags, for keeping miscellaneous gear dry.
  • Nylon stuff sacks. For food and gear storage (OR has a good selection); large Ziplocs are useful also.
  • Camp towel.
  • Earplugs.
  • Hand wipes.
  • 1 small stainless steel thermos (optional).
  • Favorite snack foods (no more than 2 pounds).
  • Paperback books, cards, Walkman, etc.
  • Binoculars (optional for viewing the route from the lower camps).
  • Camera. 1 lightweight point & shoot on the mountain, 1 large SLR type is optional for the trek in and base camp.
  • Fanny pack or wallet for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Passport and passport photos
  • Airline ticket (Please leave your airline ticket at our office in Kathmandu because we may require be changing the date of your departure from Kathmandu
"While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices."

Good to Know

Insurance
It is obligatory to possess smart travel insurance or emergency evacuation insurance which is able to cowl evacuation by any suggests that of transportation from high altitude. it's additionally extremely counselled that each one member have cancellation insurance just in case of associate degree accident before departure, or if the trip is cancelled thanks to unforeseen circumstances.

Fitness & Experiences
For personal safety and success, glorious physical conditions square measure needed. before the trek, we recommend physical activities like running, swimming and sport combined with climbs to smaller peaks which incorporates climbs that involve travel on crampons below all types of conditions. make sure you're snug with extreme exposure and steep drop-offs for long periods of your time and capable of carrying the serious back of a mean of 30lbs. embrace lots of technical rock and mountaineering experiences, therefore you're fairly snug following on alpine rock route. Be at home with jammers, ascenders, crampons, all of your gear, and knot. we'll review every climber’s bio on a private basis to assist develop climbers curious about making an attempt Mount Ama Dablam.

Food
A lot of food you have taken altitude the higher you´ll perform. Considering the loss of appetence on a better attitude, Sherpa Shepherds guide can assist you to settle on food things that have quality and best to digest at higher-altitude throughout the trekking and accommodation within the lodges. However, at base camp, our expedition cook is set the most effective menu. we recommend you bring your own food if you, therefore, need like chocolate bars, dry foods etc. we have a tendency to cater to completely different dietary necessities and full eater menus will be provided for the asking.

Accommodation
In Kathmandu, you'll lodge in star deluxe hotels and whereas you’re on trek your accommodation is in native lodges/guesthouses. At base camp, your accommodation is in tented camps. you must thus not expect the standards that may be achieved in luxury accommodation within the town. All accommodation is organized on a twin sharing basis throughout the trekking and native lodges won’t be in fact as like in hotels in Kathmandu.

Emergency Rescue
In case of any high hypoxia issues commonly as a primary precaution 1st, it's suggested to return down in real time to a lower altitude for a few rests and within the worse condition, you have got to more come back down either by whirlybird or by land transport.

Weather Forecast
For the climb weather report, we have a tendency to advise you to use from Meteo Swiss or from the Republic of Austria or we are able to assist you to urge involved with them. For the prompt weather, Forecast sends to you by SMS or email or on phone to organize your summit try. 

Recommended Personal Gears;
  1. Down suits (dangri)- one pc
  2. Summit shoe- one pc
  3. Walking shoe-1 pc
  4. Crampon- one pc
  5. Summit Glove- one pc
  6. Normal gloves- a pair of pc
  7. Summit Snow goggles- one pc
  8. Glacier glasses- one pc
  9. Ice ax- one pc
  10. Harness- one pc
  11. Jammer- one pc
  12. Carabineers' (normal)- three pcs
  13. Sleeping bag (-40C)- one pc
  14. Down-filled Mattress- one pc
  15. Summit socks- a pair of pc
  16. Normal socks- three pcs
  17. Climbing bag (40 ltr)- one pc
  18. Helmet- one computer
  19. Down jacket- one pc
  20. Down trouser-1 pc
  21. 8 finger /descended- one pc
  22. Headlamp- one computer
  23. Gore-tex jacket- one pc
  24. Gore-tax trouser- one pc
  25. Fleece jacket-1 pc
  26. Fleece trouser- one pc
  27. Fleece liner gloves- three pcs
  28. Screw Gate Carabineer- one pc
  29. Wind stopper- one pc
  30. Thermos bottle- 1pc
  31. The base layer (woollen)- a pair of sets
  32. Water bottle normal- one pc
 
Need any expert advice?
If you would like to talk to an expert to discuss any aspects of climbing and other queries, please meet or talk to our experts Sherpa Exp team. We can be reached by:
E-mail:  info@sherpaexpeditiontrekking.com
Phone no: +977-01-4701288
Mobile: +977 9851117039, 9866007038, 9849661525 (available on Whatsapp & Viber)
  • One night.
  • 3-star Hotel
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking members will welcome you at the Airport and you will be then ushered to the Hotel. Our travel representatives will explain briefly about the travel itinerary upon Airport arrival. Overnight stay at the hotel. Breakfast Included.
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • 3-star Hotel
Today we have to program for seeing central and cultural pilgrim’s valley. So that's after a hearty breakfast, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit some heritages listed below: Monkey Temple: Find peace and prayers on the little hillock of Swaymbhunath in the Kathmandu valley of the northwest point. Also known as the "Monkey Temple" among visitors from abroad, Swayambhunath sits atop its hill, overlooking most parts of the valley. This is a good place to catch panoramic views of the city. The site itself has stood as a hallmark of faith and harmony for centuries. The glory of Kathmandu Valley is said to have started from this point. As seeing the great point. Boudhanath Stupa: Bodnath was probably built in the 14th century after the Mughal invasions; various interesting legends are told regarding the reasons for its construction. After the arrival of thousands of Tibetans following the 1959 Chinese invasion, the temple has become one of the most important centres of Tibetan Buddhism. Today it remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepalis, as well as a popular tourist site. Boudhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. It was built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going around the stupa spinning the prayer wheels. Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. It is a square two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth which is famous all over the world. Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, a famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in the Thamel area for trekking essentials. Does not include meal and Overnight at the same hotel with BB.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
On the third morning, you will board a flight to Lukla Airport, also commonly known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport. It is a wonderful mountain flight and the flight itself can be no less than an adventure as the airport is enlisted as the most dangerous airport in the world, given the location, altitude, and topography. In less than 30 minutes, you will reach Lukla while enjoying the breathtaking views of the mountains during the flight. After landing at Lukla, we take light breakfast and embark on our trek. In around 3 hours, we reach Phakding village where we will be staying overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House
On the fourth morning, we continue our trek and follow the trail along the Dudh Kosi River while ascending through Himalayan Pine and Deodar Cedar forests to the ultimate destination, that of the popular village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche has remained a historic trading point for the Nepalese and Tibetan traders who exchange salt, dried meat and other consumable and textile items. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazar. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • One day.
  • Guest House
This is the first acclimatization which you will get on the whole trek. Acclimatization is very important during high altitude trekking in Nepal as it helps to acquaint you with the high and the changing altitude and conditions. On this day, you can also side trek to the twin villages of Khumjung and Khude where you will have lunch for the day. There are lots of good bakery shops in Khumjung. After that, you will trek until the Everest View Hotel from where you can enjoy the views of the mountains including the Everest. It will be around five hours of side trek after which you will return back to Namche. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Guest house
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We’ll have trekked to an altitude of 3,860 m upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning depending on how the trekking goes this day. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Guest House
From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 3 to 4 hours.
  • Guest House
This day is planned as acclimatization day. We don’t make progress towards Everest Base Camp. Instead, we will take a hike to Nangkartshang peak just above Dingboche. The peak is an excellent viewpoint. Especially of the gorgeous Ama Dablam. If the weather is clear, we will get to see Ama Dablam from its summit to its feet. You can spend the afternoon strolling around the village or resting. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Guest House
Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb as we are heading to the village of Lobuche which is located at the foot of the giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude.
  • 6 to 7 hours.
  • Guest House
We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come across the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence it is important that we follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine, and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colours against the monotony of grey surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. We get back to Gorak Shep for a good night's rest. Overnight in Gorak Shep. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Guest House
We prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. We take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Lobuche for a good night's rest. Overnight in Lobuche. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Guest House
After breakfast, we trek via Khumbu Glacier to Kongma La Base Camp (5,000m/16,404ft). The ascent to Kongma La pass is the most difficult part of our trek today. In the Kongma La, we see cairn wrapped in prayer flags to mark the pass. Then we descend gradually to Imja Khola valley, followed by another descent to Chhukung, a small summer settlement. After reaching Chhukung we will also check our equipment in order to get ready for our ultimate climb. Overnight in Chhukung. Note: If we do not want to undertake the Kongma La pass, we can follow another route via Dingboche to Chhukung instead. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Overnight at tent.
The trek to Island Peak Base Camp is on a fairly steep trail. First, we climb south then turn east to the main line of the valley. We then walk on a winding path below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier. Next, we continue walking on a pleasant trail along a streamside. The route to the Amphu Labtsa lies to the southeast. A crisscross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide valley flanking the SW side of Island Peak. Overnight at Island Peak Base Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 4 to 5 hours.
  • Overnight at tent.
We begin our pre-climb training today after breakfast. Our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots, and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training for Island Peak Climbing, we strongly believe that some training experience will boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience. We can spend the rest of the day hiking to high camp and back or resting for the next day’s climb. Overnight at the base camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 10 to 12 hours.
  • Overnight at tent.
We wake up early today at around 12 to 1 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the highlands might become a barrier for a successful summit. The trail moves up beyond the base camp for several hundred meters before striking off the steep hillside. Initially sandy, the path soon turns to grass before becoming boulder strewn. As we climb up the hill, we will see that the slope narrows and the trail enters a steep rock channel. We climb the rock gully. This is not difficult, but there are several short rock steps to climb before we emerge on the right side of the gully. The route then follows a ridgeline, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. The guides will fix a rope when required. A steep snow slope leads us onto the summit ridge. Both fixed rope and man rope will be used during the climb for safety. We use fixed rope after successfully climbing on rock. The length of the rope will usually be 350 m. However, the length depends on the time of the season and the crevasses. There are two newly formed crevasses which are approximately 3 and 4 meters long. We will be using ladders to cross them. After enjoying the summit views and taking pictures, we descend all the way to Island Peak Base Camp where some of our crew are waiting for us. We celebrate on our successful Island Peak climb. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
Today’s walk will be much easier as we descend to the lower altitudes. Following the same route back through the wide valley of Khumbu Khola, we pass through the beautiful Sherpa villages, Orsho and Shomare. We can also take a different trail to visit the Gompa in Upper Pangboche, which is believed to be the oldest in the Khumbu region or take the regular trail to reach Pangboche. Pangboche is a scenic village surrounded by Everest to its north, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga to the east, the Kongde range to the south and the Imja Tse river flowing through the wide fertile valley. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Guest House
From Pangboche we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. If interested, we can also visit nuns at the Tengboche monastery. After lunch at Tengboche, we continue through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colourful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 6 to 7 hours.
  • Guest House
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
  • 35 minutes
  • 3-star Hotel
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenirs shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the climbers’ successful summit of the Island peak. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals: Breakfast Dinner.
  • 25 minutes
  • None
Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. Breakfast Included.

What's included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All government and local taxes

What's excluded

  • Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 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
  • Gift for staff

You are expected to provide the following personal equipment. These items are mandatory for survival in the mountains, so make sure you have everything on the list.
 
The emphasis on equipment necessary for mountain travel follows two simple tenets: Lightweight and Functional. Since you will be carrying all of your gear and a portion of the group gear, the items you choose to take should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme conditions. The quality of the equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain so be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing. Comfort lends itself to a more enjoyable experience!'

The layering system outlined is usually sufficient for most people, but if you tend to be colder, bring one extra medium layer such as a vest, which would be ideal for extra warmth around camp. When making the final decision as to what goes into your pack, remember that it’s a fine science of taking just enough clothes and accessories to do the job, while not over-burdening yourself with items you probably will not use.
 
Cotton clothing must be avoided because it dries very slowly and is a poor insulator when wet. Instead, choose wool or synthetic fabrics that “wick” the sweat and moisture away from your skin to keep you much warmer.
 
We will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel bag which you can use on the trek and is carried by porter/s. The duffel bag is yours to keep after the trek. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them after the trek.
All the equipment like Base camp tents, kitchen accessories and all the group climbing equipment ( climbing rope, ice screw, snow bar, ice hammer) is provided by the company.

Climbing gear
He(Guide) Following equipment are essential for climbing.

  • Alpine climbing harness. Must have adjustable leg loops and fit over all clothing.
  • 2 locking carabiners. The large, pear-shaped carabiner is best, screw gate type recommended
  • 3 regular carabiners. Lightweight; BD Hotwire are recommended.
  • Ice ax w/leash. Lightweight (Grivel Air tech, Black Diamond Raven, or Charlet Moser Snow Walker). Under 5’7” use 60cm; 5’7”- 6’2” use 65cm; over 6’2” use 70cm.
  • Plastic Mountaineering boots (Koflach Degree, Lowa Civetta, or Scarpa Alpha) or Leather Double Mountaineering boots (La Sportiva Olympic Mons, Boreal GI or equivalent; must be mountaineering/crampon compatible)
  • Crampons. Must be fit to plastic boots prior to the trip, new-style type recommended; include a simple repair kit (Grivel G12, Black Diamond Contact, or Charlet Moser Super 12)
  • Adjustable trekking poles.
  • Belay/rappel device (Figure 8 preferred)

Upper Body

  • 2 a cotton t-shirt.
  • 1 polypropylene t-shirt.
  • 2 long sleeve polypropylene shirts. Lightweight, light-colored for sunny days.
  • 2 women sports bras. Synthetic, no cotton!
  • 1 Softshell. Marmot Dri-clime Wind Shirt, Patagonia Stretch Zephur or Krushell Jacket (R2 pullover acceptable).
  • Down/synthetic sweater or vest. Patagonia Puffball Jacket or Sweater preferred; R4 Jacket acceptable
  • Hard shell jacket with hood. Waterproof and breathable. Gore-Tex or equivalent is best, roomy enough to fit over multiple layers.
  • 1 expedition down parka with hood. This is probably your most important piece of clothing! It is important that your jacket is 700+ fill down, baffle construction (not sewn through seams) and has a thickly insulated hood.
Hand Wear
You will require two systems: one glove system for lower on the mountain and a mitten over mitt system for the cold temperatures encountered on summit day.
  • 2 pair of liner gloves. Thin wool or polypropylene.
  • 1 pair of warm gloves. Fleece or wool.
  • 1 pair expedition shell gloves.
  • 1 pair modular expedition shell mitts. Or Pro Mitts. If they do not have wrist straps consider sewing one on so that you can either attach it to your jacket or cinch the strap to your wrist so that you do not lose your mittens in high winds
Head Gear
  • Warm hat. Wool or synthetic that covers your ears.
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask.
  • Shade hat or baseball cap.
  • Glacier glasses. 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (e.g. Julbo or Cebe)
  • 1 pair extra sunglasses (also with UV protection in case your 1st pair breaks).
  • 1 ski goggles with UV protection
  • If you require prescription glacier glasses, you can get your lenses modified to your prescription.
Lower Body
  • 4 pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or Capilene.
  • 3 pair of lightweight trekking socks.
  • 2 pair of medium-heavy wool socks. Check boot fit with liner and wool socks on.
  • 1 pair of nylon shorts.
  • 1 pair nylon pants for trekking and around camp.
  • 2 pair lightweight long underwear bottoms
  • 1 pair fleece pants with side zipper or “puff-ball pants”
  • 1 pair softshell pants (e.g. Patagonia Guide pants or OR Granite Pants. Schoeller fabrics).
  • 1 pair of hard shell pants. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best.
  • 1 pair gaiters. Make sure they will fit over plastic boots (OR Crocodiles or equivalent).
  • 1 pair down booties (optional).
  • 1 pair trail shoes for the hike to base camp and use at camp
  • 1 pair of sandals or tennis shoes for Kathmandu and in camp
  • All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large plastic bags.
Pack
  • 1 lightweight internal frame pack (approx 4,000 cubic inches).
  • 1 daypack is optional for the approach hike, possible use on summit day and carry-on pack. If you plan to use it for your summit pack it must be large enough for your down jacket, misc. clothes, food, and water. The Lowe Alpine Neutrino or Black Diamond Speed 28 is excellent, lightweight (16 oz.) choices.
  • 1 large (7,500+cu.in.) duffel bag for gear, must be durable for use on pack animals
  • Small padlock for a duffel bag.
  • 1 small duffel bag for luggage storage in Kathmandu. We will supply a complimentary duffel/kit bag for the item you buy in Kathmandu.
  • Sleeping Gear
  • 1 down sleeping bag rated to -10 F (Gore Dryloft or similar fabric helps protect down and dark colors speed drying time)
  • Sleeping Pad. Full length closed cell foam (mandatory) and/or Therma-Rest for extra warmth and comfort
  • Miscellaneous
  • 1 first-aid kit with ibuprofen and any other doctor recommended medications.
  • Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful to hang around your neck
  • Sunscreen. At least SPF 40
  • Headlamp. Petzl Myobelt 3 or Black Diamond Polar Star.
  • 3 Water bottles. 1 liter wide-mouth Nalgene (1 is a pee bottle).
  • Hydration bladder with drinking tube for lower mountain (optional)
  • 1 water bottle insulator.
  • Plastic mug w/snap-on lid, 16 oz. or larger.
  • Bowl and spoon. Plastic, small Tupperware works well. Lexan spoons are best.
  • Pocket knife. Small Swiss-army type.
  • Water purification. Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals
  • Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag.
  • 3-4 Large plastic bags, for keeping miscellaneous gear dry.
  • Nylon stuff sacks. For food and gear storage (OR has a good selection); large Ziplocs are useful also.
  • Camp towel.
  • Earplugs.
  • Hand wipes.
  • 1 small stainless steel thermos (optional).
  • Favorite snack foods (no more than 2 pounds).
  • Paperback books, cards, Walkman, etc.
  • Binoculars (optional for viewing the route from the lower camps).
  • Camera. 1 lightweight point & shoot on the mountain, 1 large SLR type is optional for the trek in and base camp.
  • Fanny pack or wallet for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Passport and passport photos
  • Airline ticket (Please leave your airline ticket at our office in Kathmandu because we may require be changing the date of your departure from Kathmandu
"While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices."
Insurance
It is obligatory to possess smart travel insurance or emergency evacuation insurance which is able to cowl evacuation by any suggests that of transportation from high altitude. it's additionally extremely counselled that each one member have cancellation insurance just in case of associate degree accident before departure, or if the trip is cancelled thanks to unforeseen circumstances.

Fitness & Experiences
For personal safety and success, glorious physical conditions square measure needed. before the trek, we recommend physical activities like running, swimming and sport combined with climbs to smaller peaks which incorporates climbs that involve travel on crampons below all types of conditions. make sure you're snug with extreme exposure and steep drop-offs for long periods of your time and capable of carrying the serious back of a mean of 30lbs. embrace lots of technical rock and mountaineering experiences, therefore you're fairly snug following on alpine rock route. Be at home with jammers, ascenders, crampons, all of your gear, and knot. we'll review every climber’s bio on a private basis to assist develop climbers curious about making an attempt Mount Ama Dablam.

Food
A lot of food you have taken altitude the higher you´ll perform. Considering the loss of appetence on a better attitude, Sherpa Shepherds guide can assist you to settle on food things that have quality and best to digest at higher-altitude throughout the trekking and accommodation within the lodges. However, at base camp, our expedition cook is set the most effective menu. we recommend you bring your own food if you, therefore, need like chocolate bars, dry foods etc. we have a tendency to cater to completely different dietary necessities and full eater menus will be provided for the asking.

Accommodation
In Kathmandu, you'll lodge in star deluxe hotels and whereas you’re on trek your accommodation is in native lodges/guesthouses. At base camp, your accommodation is in tented camps. you must thus not expect the standards that may be achieved in luxury accommodation within the town. All accommodation is organized on a twin sharing basis throughout the trekking and native lodges won’t be in fact as like in hotels in Kathmandu.

Emergency Rescue
In case of any high hypoxia issues commonly as a primary precaution 1st, it's suggested to return down in real time to a lower altitude for a few rests and within the worse condition, you have got to more come back down either by whirlybird or by land transport.

Weather Forecast
For the climb weather report, we have a tendency to advise you to use from Meteo Swiss or from the Republic of Austria or we are able to assist you to urge involved with them. For the prompt weather, Forecast sends to you by SMS or email or on phone to organize your summit try. 

Recommended Personal Gears;
  1. Down suits (dangri)- one pc
  2. Summit shoe- one pc
  3. Walking shoe-1 pc
  4. Crampon- one pc
  5. Summit Glove- one pc
  6. Normal gloves- a pair of pc
  7. Summit Snow goggles- one pc
  8. Glacier glasses- one pc
  9. Ice ax- one pc
  10. Harness- one pc
  11. Jammer- one pc
  12. Carabineers' (normal)- three pcs
  13. Sleeping bag (-40C)- one pc
  14. Down-filled Mattress- one pc
  15. Summit socks- a pair of pc
  16. Normal socks- three pcs
  17. Climbing bag (40 ltr)- one pc
  18. Helmet- one computer
  19. Down jacket- one pc
  20. Down trouser-1 pc
  21. 8 finger /descended- one pc
  22. Headlamp- one computer
  23. Gore-tex jacket- one pc
  24. Gore-tax trouser- one pc
  25. Fleece jacket-1 pc
  26. Fleece trouser- one pc
  27. Fleece liner gloves- three pcs
  28. Screw Gate Carabineer- one pc
  29. Wind stopper- one pc
  30. Thermos bottle- 1pc
  31. The base layer (woollen)- a pair of sets
  32. Water bottle normal- one pc
 
Need any expert advice?
If you would like to talk to an expert to discuss any aspects of climbing and other queries, please meet or talk to our experts Sherpa Exp team. We can be reached by:
E-mail:  info@sherpaexpeditiontrekking.com
Phone no: +977-01-4701288
Mobile: +977 9851117039, 9866007038, 9849661525 (available on Whatsapp & Viber)

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Duration
Duration
20 Days
Season
Season
April 14 - May 3 (pre-monsoon) November 10 - 29(post-monsoon)
Region
Region
Everest region
Grade
Grade
Trekking/Adventure/Hard
Altitude
Altitude
6,189 m/(20,075 ft)
Walking
Walking
5/6hrs
Accommodation
Accommodation
Lodge + Camping
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