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Island Peak Climbing

$ 1890 / 17 days

Trip fact

Destination: Island Peak 

Duration: 17 days

Grade: Adventure to Strenuous 

Activities:  Trek / Climbing 

Max elevation: 6187 meters

Transport: Flights & Private vehicle

Best Time:March-May-Oct-Nov

Group size: 2+

  • Overview
  • Equipments

Island Peak is 6187 meters high and one of the most popular and busy trekking peak in Nepal, also known as Imja Tse, lies in the Khumbu Himalayan range. Island Peak takes its name from its appearance due to its striking resemblance to an island on a sea of ice. It is cushioned in the heart of the Khumbu region at 6,189m.If you are seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to widen your experience towards the peak climbing expedition beyond simply trekking in Nepal, this is the mountain for you.The summit of Island peak stands adjacent to one of the world’s largest ice walls and offers stunning views of Ama Dablam and the pyramid of Makalu. Your historical effort to pinnacle the peak will be rewarded with undoubtedly one of the best panoramic views in the world as you feel Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and Makalu are almost touching the tip of your nose. Descending with a sagacity of accomplishment, our route takes us into many cultural sites, such as Pangboche, a traditional Sherpa village; Tengboche, famous for its ornately decorated Tibetan monasteries and Khumjung with Hillary school inside the clouds and mysterious Yeti scalp.

Island peak climbing starts with the flight to the remote mountain town of Lukla. From here we start our trek into the Khumbu region of the Himalayas. Once there, we follow an earliest route that journeys through tiny villages, across high mountain passes, and through remote valleys. The views grow more spectacular as we venture up the Dudh Kosi River to Namche Bazaar - the gateway to the Khumbu region. A rewarding hike leads to our expedition then continues to Imja Tse, or Island Peak and plunder us with glorious views of Ama Dablam, South Face of Lhotse and Everest. From the top of Island Peak there are stunning views of Lhotse and Makalu, the 4th and 5th highest mountains in the world, respectively. The return trek continues to delight exploratory souls with more stunning mountain views, lush forested valleys, and opportunities to learn about the Nepalese religion and culture.

Trip Itinerary 

Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345m meters). Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 - Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 - Morning fly to Lukla (2804 meters), trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 04 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 05 - Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 06 - Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 07 - Trek to Dingboche(4350 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 08 - Trek to Chhukung (4710 meters) 4 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 09 - Trek to Island peak base camp (5240 meters) 4 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 10 - Rest and Acclimatization day Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 11 - Summit to Island peak (6187meters) and return to Chhukung (4750meters)- 9 to 12 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 12 - Trek to Tengboche (3860meters). 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 13 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) via Khumjung (3780 meters) . 5 hours Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 14 - Trek to Lukla (2804 meters)5 hours .Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 15 - Morning flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 16 - Leisure day in Kathmandu Overnight at hotel.

Day 17 - Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

Cost include

  • Airport  pick up and drops international and domestic. 
  • Complete departure information, About trek, flight ticket, guide, altitude sickness and reconfirmation and extend visa service (if necessary) and extra tour service before the trek starting. 
  • 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Flight  From  Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu only 15 kg luggage aloud.  (10kg big bag & 5kg hand bag) .
  • Trek flight from Kathmandu to Lukla & Kathmandu for member and involved staffs.
  • Private transportation picks up and drops. 
  • Best Lodge accommodation & full board meals throughout the trek.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included chosen from lodge menu.
  • 13 Nights twin share accommodation during the trek.
  • As per group size experienced, government license holder Climbing guide, helpful and friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.( 5 trekkers 1 assistant guide )
  • Experienced Climbing Guide (Sherpa).
  • Warm Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag will be provided during the island peak (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip )
  • Climbing Equipment's for the Island peak.
  • Sagarmatha national park (Mt. Everest) trek permit fee. 
  • Island peak climbing trail map.
  • Climbing permits (Please bring 3 passport size photos for permits)
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups.
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations 
  • Government taxes & office service charge
  •  Farewell dinner at reputed traditional Nepali  Restaurant 
  • Achievement certificate 

    Cost exclude

    • Meals not quantified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
    • Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa charge.
    • All beverage and others personal expenses.
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
    • Hot shower during the trek.

For Low and Moderate Altitude Trekking

  • Water bottle
  • Batteries and bulbs
  • Flash light
  • personal towel
  • Swiss army knife
  • Ruck sack
  • Sun lotion
  • Medical & first-aid kit
  • Sewing kit
  • Polypropylene/wool socks
  • Other required equipment
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Trekking shoes/boots
  • Camp shoes
  • Jumperorpile jacket
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking shirts
  • Full–sleeves shirt
  • T-shirts
  • Sun hat

 For Higher Altitude Trekking (Above 4000m)

  • Gloves
  • Woolen hat
  • Long underwear
  • Goggles or sun glasses
  • Gaiters
  • Sun block for lips
  • Light cotton socks
  • Mountain trekking boots
  • Woolen socks to wear with boots
  • Nylon wind breaker
  • Insulated pants
  • Nylon wind pants

Peak Climbing & Expedition Equipment

  • Long sleeved cotton/woolen shirts
  • Sun hat
  • Long cotton hiking shorts
  • Fleece/wool for climbing
  • Lightweight fleece
  • Sleeping pad (karrimat) or thermarest
  • Down high altitude sleeping bag
  • Down jacket/trousers/vest
  • Light cotton athletic socks and wool socks
  • Water proof climbing jacket
  • Head torch/batteries/bulbs
  • Climbing sunglasses
  • Lightweight thermal/insulated ski gloves
  • Sun screen
  • Warm climbing trousers
  • Wool long underwear
  • Other required equipment
  • Climbing boots
  • Gaiters
  • Ice axe
  • Harness
  • Crampons
  • Karabiners
  • Tapes/slings
  • Snow bars
  • Ice screws
  • Rock pegs
  • Deadmen
  • Crash hat
  • Day bag
  • Rucksack
  • Lip salve
  • T-shirts
  • Ascenders
  • ascenders
  • Kit bag

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