Island Peak Climbing - 18 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Cost start: US$ 2290 (P/P)
  • Accomodation: Tea house/lodge
  • Trip Style: Trekking/hiking
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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 climbing 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 climbers 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 have further query 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 the Hotel.

Day 02: Free day for trekking preparation.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla by scenic mountain flight then trek to Phakding (2652m, 4/5 hrs).

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

Day 05: Acclimatize day in Namche

Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3860m, 5/6 hrs).

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

Day 08: Another acclimatize day.

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

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

Day 11: Early morning, hike to Kala Patthar (Black Rock 5550m) then back to Lobuche for overnight.

Day 12: Lobuche to Kongma La 5535m then descends towards to Chhukung village for overnight.(5555m, 8 hrs)

Day 13: Extra day in Chhukung for Island peak climbing preparation. We can hike to Chhukung Ri if you wish.

Day 14: Chhukung to Island peak Base camp (4970m, 4/5 hrs)

Day 15: Early morning hike to Island peak (6189m) to make your dream true then back to Dingboche. (4410m, 10 hrs)

Day 16: Reserve day in case of bad weather.

Day 17: Dingboche to Namche(3440m, 7 hrs).

Day 18: Trek Namche to Lukla (7 hrs).

Day 19: Early morning fly back to Kathmandu

Day 20: Relax in city

Day 21: 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 the Hotel.

Welcome at Airport and transfer to the Hotel. Introduce about program then enjoy your first night in cultural city Kathmandu.

Day 02Free day for trekking preparation.

Day 03Kathmandu to Lukla by scenic mountain flight then trek to Phakding (2652m, 4/5 hrs).

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

Day 05Acclimatize day in Namche

Day 06Namche to Tengboche (3860m, 5/6 hrs).

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

Day 08Another acclimatize day.

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

Day 10Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5180m, 7 hrs)

Day 11Early morning, hike to Kala Patthar (Black Rock 5550m) then back to Lobuche for overnight.

Day 12Lobuche to Kongma La 5535m then descends towards to Chhukung village for overnight.(5555m, 8 hrs)

Day 13Extra day in Chhukung for Island peak climbing preparation. We can hike to Chhukung Ri if you wish.

Day 14Chhukung to Island peak Base camp (4970m, 4/5 hrs)

Day 15Early morning hike to Island peak (6189m) to make your dream true then back to Dingboche. (4410m, 10 hrs)

Day 16Reserve day in case of bad weather.

Day 17Dingboche to Namche(3440m, 7 hrs).

Day 18Trek Namche to Lukla (7 hrs).

Day 19Early morning fly back to Kathmandu

Day 20Relax in city

Day 21Farewell

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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