Island Peak Climbing - 18 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Cost start: US$ 1995 (P/P)
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  • Trip Style: NA
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About Trip:

After flying 35 minutes from Kathmandu to Lukla, our adventure will begin and continue as a trekking via Namche, Tangboche, Lobuche, Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar then ultimately head to Island peak base camp. Climbing is a passion and the most breathtaking adventure journey we do in the Himalaya. Island Peak is one of the most popular peak in the Everest region and entire Nepal. Most of the climbers attempt to climb Island Peak before doing some serious and technical Climbing/Expedition. The best advantage of doing Island peak is you can also include Everest Base Camp 5364 m and Kalapatthar 5550 m at the same time which will provide you 360 degree towering Himalaya around and of course better acclimatization for Island Peak climbing. Island peak is also called Imja Tse which is located in Sagarmatha National Park of the Himalayas in eastern Nepal. However the peak is quite popular as Island Peak than Imja Tse. It was named Island Peak in 1951 by Eric Shipton because of it appears as an island which was a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. The peak is actually extension of the ridge coming down off the south end of Lhotse.

We can climb Island peak directly from the Base Camp 4970 m or from the high camp 5600 m. Since base camp to high camp is just hiking trail then most of the people might climb directly from Base Camp to the Top. We will encounter with the mighty rocks and ice wall at a slope of 45 degree, leading to the narrow summit ridge and offering spectacular views of the Cristal clear Himalayas surroundings with amazing sunrise. Nepal Trekking Experts will assist you group joining or private service the way you are looking for. If you got further queries then please do not hesitate contact us.

Trip Highlights

Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazaar, Tangboche, Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, Island Peak climbing and spectacular view from the top etc.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome at airport and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing/trekking preparation.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trek to Phakding (2652m, 4/5hrs).

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 6hrs).

Day 05: Acclimatize day in Namche

Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3870m, 5/6hrs).

Day 07: Tengboche to Pheriche (4240m, 6hrs).

Day 08: Another acclimatize day.

Day 09: Pheriche to Lobuche (4940m, 6hrs).

Day 10: Lobuche to GorakShep (5180m, 7hrs)

Day 11: Early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5545m), then descend to Dingboche (4410m, 5/6hrs).

Day 12: Dingboche to Island peak Base camp (4970m, 6hrs)

Day 13: Most exciting and crucial day of the entire trip. Early morning climb to Island peak(6189m) to make your dream true. Then back to Dingboche.

Day 14: Reserve day for climbing if bad weather.

Day 15: Dingboche to Namche(3440m, 7hrs).

Day 16: Namche to Lukla (2840m, 7hrs).

Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight then enjoy with final shopping, drinks, meal etc.

Day 18: Join next program or farewell..

Trip cost includes/excludes:

  • Complementary all airports pick up drop
  • 2 night accommodation in Kathmandu on Standard Hotel with Breakfast (Twin Sharing Base)
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant
  • All necessary trekking permits like National park, TIMS, climbing permits etc.
  • 3 times meals a day such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during mountain
  • Complementary  duffel bag/agency T-shirt (for your trekking stuffs if needed)
  • Staffs insurance, well paid salary, meal, accommodation, equipment, transportation etc..
  • Rescue Arrangements if needed
  • Certificate of achievement  if needed
  • A professional climbing guide
  • All necessary climbing equipment such as tent, rope, Ice axe etc
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu flight tickets including domestic airport Tax
  • International airfare & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, Lost and theft etc.
  • Temple/monastery entrance fee
  • All drinks
  • Tip to Staffs

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Welcome at airport and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02Kathmandu Sightseeing/trekking preparation.

Day 03Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trek to Phakding (2652m, 4/5hrs).

Day 04Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 6hrs).

Day 05Acclimatize day in Namche

Day 06Namche to Tengboche (3870m, 5/6hrs).

Day 07Tengboche to Pheriche (4240m, 6hrs).

Day 08Another acclimatize day.

Day 09Pheriche to Lobuche (4940m, 6hrs).

Day 10Lobuche to GorakShep (5180m, 7hrs)

Day 11Early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5545m), then descend to Dingboche (4410m, 5/6hrs).

Day 12Dingboche to Island peak Base camp (4970m, 6hrs)

Day 13Most exciting and crucial day of the entire trip. Early morning climb to Island peak(6189m) to make your dream true. Then back to Dingboche.

Day 14Reserve day for climbing if bad weather.

Day 15Dingboche to Namche(3440m, 7hrs).

Day 16Namche to Lukla (2840m, 7hrs).

Day 17Lukla to Kathmandu by flight then enjoy with final shopping, drinks, meal etc.

Day 18Join next program or farewell..

Useful Info

  • Proper climbing gear is essential
  • Medical kit and your personal insurance coverage
  • Good acclimatization
  • Better to avoid alcohol and smoking above 3000m
  • Drink enough water
  • Slow and steady is the best way of hiking/climbing
  • Be alert with altitude symptoms

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