20 days Island Peak Climbing

"adventure on top famous and stunning Island Peak summit facing glorious panorama"
Good to Know
  • Duration 20 Days
  • Difficulty Level Difficult
  • Max. Altitude 6160.00m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking, Climbing And Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season Trekking, Climbing And Cultural Excursion

Highlights

  • An adventure on top 6,160 m a popular and stunning peak to climb in all Himalaya range
  • Panorama of Himalayan peaks with Mt. Everest at a close distance from high Island peak top
  • Sweeping scenic flight both ways Kathmandu - Lukla with ever exciting views of snow-capped peaks
  • Trekking into Sagarmatha National Park World's Heritage Sites with a great range of scenery
  • Exploring traditional Sherpa villages and impressive monasteries enriched with Buddhist culture
  • In the heart of world highest Mt. Everest South base camp within massive Khumbu Ice Falls And so on

 

AN ADVANTAGE OF BOOKING A TRIP WITH TREKKING PLANNER NEPAL

  • All airports pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
  • First aid kit box
  • Trekking Planner’s a sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, and duffle bags for porter, city, and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.

Trip Introduction: Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing

20 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing, one of the most famous and popular mountains in all Himalaya range which leads you to exciting adventure full of thrills on top 6,160 m (20,328 ft) high, where you can catch sweeping panorama of whole Khumbu Himal and beyond with Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Amadablam (6,812 m), Kangtenga (6,782 m), Tharmarserku (6,623 m), Kwangde (6,011 m), towards world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m) with Lobuje Peak (6,119 m) and / Pokhalde Peak (5,806 m). Island Peak also is known by local name Imjatse Himal as listed in NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) situated in the middle of scenic Imjatse valley within Everest and high Khumbu Himal range, the name Island due to its perfect location, climb to Island Peak for all interested adventurous people from beginners to hardy mountaineers.

Island Peak Climbing grade as PD+ (Per Difficult) taken from French and Swiss Alpine Climb Classification System as used worldwide on this alpine style of day climb a straightforward ascent to the summit with some technical effort required where all climbers has to be properly equipped where our highly professional guides lead you to the top and safely back after conquering the summit of Island Peak and makes you feel in high spirit with an adventure of a lifetime experience.

Starting with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and then walking past lovely and impressive Sherpa cultural villages of Buddhist religion and then with rest and acclimatization days at Namche Bazaar before heading higher terrain towards Everest and Island Peak base camps.

Walking into nice cool alpine woodland and soon leaving the tree lines for remorseless fields of ice and glaciers at Everest base camp, we have included Everest base camp and climb of Kalapatthar to make this trip more enjoyable with enough acclimatization before the ascent of Island Peak summit.

After Everest base camp heading towards beautiful Imjatse valley for the great climb on top Island Peak with the full support of our team of staff and guides, after a successful climb heading back to Lukla for the panoramic flight to Kathmandu with overwhelming adventure and long lasting memories of Island Peak Climbing.

Important Note

  • This trip departure every day of the year
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us
  • This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re travelling solo or private or with family.
  • Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • We accept instant booking and online payment

Best Season for Island Peak Climb and Everest base camp trekking:

The best time from March to May in spring season with September till mid- December months during autumn and pre-winter season.

March to May much longer sunlight hours where green hills with wild flowers especially rhododendron of various species will be in full bloom till Thyangboche, makes the trek more interesting and very special.

Most days are clear from morning till late afternoon, can get cloudy sometimes with chance of snows around higher elevation cold in the morning and night time (not adding extra wind-chill factors).

Mid-September to December during autumn / fall season where most days are crystal clear from morning till mid-afternoon and short day light hours, much cold with freezing temperatures in the morning and night as well in shades (not adding extra wind-chill factors).

Local Culture and Religion:

Sherpa are the natives of Everest and other higher Himalayan region, the word Sherpa comes from Tibetan language as East for Sher and Pa means people, where Sherpa migrated around high Himalaya of Nepal around Mid-East and Far Eastern Himalaya range from Eastern parts of Tibet.

Way back more than 400 years of history, the Sherpa normally are farmers and livestock herding like cows and yaks interwoven with strong Buddhism religion and fascinating cultures that you can witness walking around villages.

In every Sherpa villages one can find a monastery, some are older of more than 500 years like the monastery of Thame and Pangboche villages, where’s the famous monastery of Thyangboche was much older which was destroyed by huge fire in 1991 and been built to its original shapes.

As you walk from village to another where you will come across many prayer walls and religious monuments of Stupas (dome), with rows of spinning prayer wheels.

Sherpa men-folk were the first and earlier pioneers as mountain and trekking guides and still holds the post to this day.

Climate and Weather:

Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to first week of June will be the best time during spring times, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.

Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 2,100 m.

Other months from September to January another great times for treks around Annapurna region and other areas of Himalaya, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.

Itinerary
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Island Peak Climb and Everest Base Camp trekking provided with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Nepal Trekking Planner.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • Mealswelcome Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

On the first arrival at the country’s international airport at Kathmandu meet Trekking Planner Nepal staff/guide for a short transfer in the hub of Kathmandu city at Thamel area, an interesting place where all needful items are found around in the shops and stores at Thamel.

Check into your rooms after a rest then down a meeting place in the hotel lobby or foyer for group briefing where our guide or leader will provide you with information about the climb and treks with other necessary queries to make your stay with us more enjoyable, the evening includes group welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant to get the taste of local cuisines with the local cultural program to entertainment while you enjoy dinner.

Included accommodation on BB in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (welcome Dinner)

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

The morning after breakfast join the other groups for a briefing on Island Peak Climb and Trekking, our guide offers you useful important information regarding trekking/climbing and your stay in Nepal with us.

After the briefing, depart from the hotel for an exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest, Kathmandu city, and its valley are steeped with historical and religious monuments temples, and monasteries listed as World Heritage Sites.

After an interesting tour afternoon is free to relax in preparation for Island Peak Climb and Everest Base Camp trekking.

Briefing: Later in the afternoon, the whole group is briefed about the trekking. We are checking all the equipment for the trek. If something it’s not appropriate enough we can provide, rent or help to buy it here.

Once all the equipment is checked and we are sure you go up there well dressed, we have the welcome dinner with the whole group.

Included accommodation on BB in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2780 m/9121 ft

Starting early morning transfer to domestic airport for a short and scenic flight to Lukla, taking a smaller aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) during 30 minutes on air with an amazing panorama of the Himalayan series of peaks with Mt. Everest, as the plane lands on its unique uphill runways reaching at Tenzing & Hillary airport in Lukla.

From here a slow start with a few hours of walks downhill past many Sherpa farm villages with well-tended crops and vegetable fields and terraces with occasional views of snowcapped peaks of Kwangde and Kusum Kanguru, and then reaching our first overnight stop of the trek at Phakding in the comfort of a nice and cozy lodge located by the raging Dudh Kosi River.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3440 m/11287 ft

Today with long uphill walk to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, starting with gradual walk following Dudh Kosi River upstream crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village.

Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese while Sherpa calls Chomolungma (of Tibetan origin) in both languages means ‘Great Mother’, from here a pleasant walk on river bed then climb for few hours into forested trail with views of snow capped peaks, as this scenic walk reaches you at exciting Namche Bazaar.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3440 m/11287 ft

A rest day at Namche Bazaar for necessary acclimatization, before heading higher area an ideal spot for a free day at this height above 3,440 m high.

In Namche spend the day with scenic hikes to viewpoints on top of Namche facing Mt. Everest-Amadablam and other ranges of peaks, afternoon explore the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market once a week.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3850 m/12632 ft)

From Namche walk leads on gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse River at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, afternoon uphill climb into rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks.

After few hours of climb/walk uphill reaching at Tengboche Monastery, enjoy marvelous views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande with magnificent Amadablam, afternoon with time to visit its interesting monastery and observe monks and priest on prayer. Stay overnight in Tengboche.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4280 m/14042 ft

From Pheriche catching super panorama of mountains then head downhill within lush and green woodland to reach a metal bridge over Imjatse River, from here uphill to Pangboche, the last permanent Sherpa farm village before Island Peak and Everest base camp, as our walk leads to Somare for lunch with super views of Amadablam at close distance, and then heading on gradual path with short climb to reach at Pheriche windy valley for overnight stop.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4280 m/14042 ft

At Pheriche located above 4,240 m within beautiful valley views of Amadablam including Lhotse and stunning Taboche and Cholatse peaks, Pheriche with many good fine lodges here you can visit HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) office with a small medical post.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4910m/16109ft

On leaving Pheriche walking on the valley end, and then with short climb to a ridge to reach at Thugla (Dugla), here trail from Pheriche valley and Dingboche joins towards Everest Base Camp.

From Thugla stunning views of Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, Amadablam, after a lunch break and rest climb leads up to terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier coming a across many memorials of unfortunate climbers died on mountain of Khumbu, from here continue walk to Lobuche for overnight stop.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time5180m/16995ft

Today our adventure takes you at Everest Base Camp our main goal and highlight of the trip walking for few hours with short steep climb in between glacier and moraine, then reaching at Gorakshep, beneath lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapathar rocky hill.

Walk continues towards Everest base camp, at base camp enjoy views of massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after an exciting time with experience of a lifetime retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Early morning climb on top Kalapathar at above 5,545 m, highest point on trekking with magnificent views of mountains includes Mt. Everest at close distance, after a great time on top descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk to Thugla, from here downhill to Imjatse valley with nice scenic walk towards Dingboche in the comfort of nice cozy lodge for overnight stay.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner

After an early morning breakfast from here uphill to Imjatse valley with nice scenic walk towards the last human settlement at Chhukung in the comfort of nice cozy lodge before Island Peak base camp. In the afternoon after lunch you can day hike up to Chhukung Peak.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner

After a wonderful stop in cozy lodge at Chhukung, today onward for few days in tents camping for few nights till the climb is done, morning walk leads to our main highlight and goal to Island Peak base camp located in a scenic spot at Parshya Gab, here setting our camps with afternoon free to practice climbing with our expert guide.

Included Tented camp and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time5,400 m/17716 ft

Real thrill and adventure starts heading higher to establish a high or advance camp above 5,400 m high, to make the climb much accessible and shorter, morning leaving the base camp towards high camp climb above moraine towards an open gully, located between two well defined ridges to reach at high camp beneath a small hanging glacier above 5,400 m high.

Here with time in the afternoon for final preparations for the big climb next early morning.

Included Tented camp and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time6,189 m/20305ft

Starting very early before the breaking of dawn where the climb begins to reach the top of the Island peak above 6,160 m / 20,328 ft high with PD + grade as taken from the French and Swiss Alpine Climbing System, as our guide leads you across a broad open gully, following snow-covered glacier, avoiding serac and crevasses climbing northwards over snow covered scree in the margin between glaciers facing a top ridge.

The climb continues crossing a gully with some stone with icefall danger, a steep snow and ice ramp leads you above 100 meters high (300 ft) to reach its main summit, as a strenuous climb takes you to top our final and major highlight of the adventure.

Enjoy the views and success of a lifetime experience as your great dreams are accomplished with a great successful climb facing an awesome panorama of giant peaks with Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Lhotse 8,501 m, Mt. Amadablam 6,856 m, Mt. Makalu 8, 463 m, Chamlang, and Baruntse peaks, after a great climb feeling in high spirit descend safely on the same route back to base camp.

Every member and staff should be at base camp on this day to clean up the garbage to hand over to designated SPPC personnel (Sagarmatha Pollution Project Control). Trek to Chhukung for an overnight stay.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3440m/11287ft

After getting organized our return route leads towards Imjatse valley with scenic views as walk proceeds towards Dingboche to reach at Tengboche for lunch break.

From Tengboche walk downhill with short up to reach at Namche Bazaar with grand views of Everest and Amadablam includes other close peaks then reaching at Namche for overnight stop after a pleasant walk of short ups and downs.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2828m/9279ft

Our last day walk of the great adventure, morning starts with long descend towards Sagarmatha National Park entrance at Monjo village and then crossing a long bridge to reach at Phakding.

From Phakding towards Lukla as walk leads ups and downhill with last climb of an hour to reach at Lukla for last overnight stop in Khumbu and Everest region.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • Accommodation3 star hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

From Lukla an early morning flight to Kathmandu with panorama of mountains views all the way to Kathmandu, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back into your hotel with free afternoon to relax after a great and wonderful time on Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Included accommodation on BB in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

  • Accommodation3 star hotel
  • MealsBreakfast and Farewell dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

Today a free day in Kathmandu reserved as extra day in case of flight delay and cancellation in Lukla, due to unfavorable bad weather conditions which can occur sometimes as Himalaya weather can be unpredictable.

If all goes well as per our guideline set itinerary, one can enjoy this day relaxing or with individual extra activities or book for another exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest.

Included accommodation on BB in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

  • MealsBreakfast

Your last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations. Our staff or guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great adventure on Island Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Included standard meals (Breakfast ) and Tea/Coffee

Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

Inclusions
What's Included
  •  All airport pick up drop off by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
  •  Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant and farewell dinner
  •  04 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation with breakfast at three star hotel in Kathmandu
  •  Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with privet vehicle (entrance fees are extra)
  •  Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
  •  National Park entrance fee, Trekking Permit and Climbing Permit
  •  Climbing Equipment and expenses for 03 days during the climbing time
  •  A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide/climbing Sherpa. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  •  02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
  •  Your cost includes insurance, wages, food and lodging for both your guide and porter. We take excellent care of our guides and porters, they are like family to us.
  •  Twin/double shearing best available lodge accommodation in the mountain during the trekking and tented camp during the climbing
  •  Climbing incentive and equipment for climbing guides
  •  Basic climbing gear like main ropes and warm gears for guide-staff and porters
  •  Basic climbing gear like main ropes and warm gears for guide-staff and porters
  •  Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
  •  Safe drinking water
  •  All the necessary equipment for climbing
  •  First add kid box
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffel bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
  • One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after the trek
  •  All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
What's Excluded
  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay a departure tax for international flights)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation (An Helicopter rescue insurance is highly recommended. If you have any problem and you have to be evacuated, without your insurance you have to pay the helicopter in cash.)
  • In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary
  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, phone calls, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water {it will cost between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp).}, extra porter.. etc)
  • Wi-Fi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wi-Fi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $3 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour.
  • Entrance fees for the day tours in Kathmandu
  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
Departure Dates

If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for a private trip, [email protected], Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you. We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.

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Essential Info

Suggested Equipment List

  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
  • Day pack
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandals
  • Sun Hat/cap
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
  • Hand gloves
  • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred)
  • Sun glasses
  • Water bottle
  • 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
  •  Flash or Torch light
  • Camera and batteries

For Climbing

  • Plastic Boot a pair
  • Crampons a pair
  • Ice Axe one
  • Harness one
  • Carabineer or Karabiner two each
  • Snow Gaiters a pair
  • Snow / Sun Glass one each
  • Warm Gloves a pair
  • Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each
  • Main Ropes 200m ( 50m per person) as per the peak chosen
  • Snow Bar 2 / 4 pieces depending upon group size
  • Ski Pole (optional) one each
  • Ascender
  • Helmet
FAQs
  • All types of visitors who are eager for adventure, trekking, or climbing to smaller peaks, mainly trekkers who have been in Nepal with us before or fresh new clients looking for the right company and for the right types of adventure holidays that we offer. As for Island Peak climb from beginners in climbing to veteran mountaineers joins with Trekking Planner for the climb or any other adventure around the Himalayas.

  • Yes, hot showers are available throughout the trip while staying in the lodge up to Chukung before the Island Peak base camp. Where one needs to pay extra for the showers used, the price will differ from one place to another as you reach a higher destination. As for laundry available at Namche Bazaar, needs time for laundry to dry, the best place is at Namche while having an extra or rest day. 

  • While staying in lodges before the climb, most lodges do have a comprehensive food menu to choose from. Continental, Oriental, Chinese, Indian, Nepalese to Tibetan, or Sherpa meals. Some places do have Italian, and Mexican food available as per the menu provided, including fresh bakeries like cakes and pies on order.

    The taste and flavor of all food and meals taste provided differ from one lodge to another, as well altitude-wise also. Overall all meals/food prepared are hygienic and safe according to your taste.

  • The lodges that we provide are standard local lodges, with common or attached baths. However, most lodges do have common baths/toilets after Namche Bazaar due to the cold and harsh country. Yes, you can stay in a single room where available, for this needs to inform us on booking, which cost extra for using a single supplement in rooms or in tents.

  • Yes, we can provide you with clothing or other essential items required for the trek and climb, please contact us before you depart from your country. Some of the gear can be bought and hired in Kathmandu also before the trek departure.

  • Yes, one needs to carry all required equipment for the trek and climb as recommended by the Trekking Planner clothing list as well for climbing.

  • Four seasons sleeping bags that can withstand -20 degree cold, especially on camping for the climb for a few nights only. Rest of the trekking days overnights in a nice cozy lodge which will be warmer than outside freezing temperatures and away from the wind-chill factor. Can ask for extra blankets if needed while spending overnights in a lodge en route to Island Peak.

  • The baggage limit on smaller aircraft is a maximum of 20 kg, including your handbags, need to pay for extra weight. On treks, all heavier baggage is carried by our strong porters and pack animals. What you carry for the day is about 5 kg or more depending upon the weather wise with your personal items to carry

  • No need for altitude medication, the only medicine on the trip is walking slowly with enough rest days for acclimatization at certain heights. However, one can carry Diamox, approved by your doctor or medical personnel. Let your guide and leader know about the medicine that you need to take.

  • No need for oxygen on trekking peak climbs, however for your own safety can carry it for personal use if needed. Oxygen cylinder is not included in our trip to Island Peak or any other trekking peaks, except on major mountaineering expeditions above 7, 000 m high peaks.

  • It is not possible for any trekking peaks to climb, all visitors to challenging treks and climbs need to join reputed local companies for safety as well as to enjoy the trip. Other normal trekking can be done by arranging your own private trip, but for trekking peaks climb, have to join a company guided by expert licensed guides. Trekking Planner will arrange a private trip for interested clients with a tailor-made itinerary as per your holiday duration in Nepal.

  • Depending upon the itinerary chosen straight way to Island Peak, or visiting Everest base camp, before the climb. Normally it takes 3-4 days from the base camp to reach the summit adding extra high camp with rest day preparation for the climb with acclimatization days. Walk from Lukla to Island Peak with a climb takes 11 to 12 days, not counting the return walk back to Lukla. The overall total of 14 to 15 days from Lukla to Lukla.

  • Depending upon the size of the group, for less than 4 people one climbing guide as well as a second guide to take care of the client's requirement. For more than 6 to 10 people, will have 2-3 guides including the main lead and climbing guide. 

  • Facilities for charging batteries and electronic gadgets, are available throughout the trek staying in a lodge, either by main hydroelectricity or solar power, where you need to pay per hour and per gadget. The last place on this trip is Chukung a small settlement with a lodge having solar power. At a base camp for a few days without any electrical power. The best is carrying a portable solar panel as the sun is bright around the highest altitude for you to charge your gadgets.  

  • Can easily contact your close ones, relatives, or friends where you can buy a local cell phone recharge card in Kathmandu. It works all around the country, or use your guide phone or from the nearest lodge, where STD / ISTD or SAT Phone is available. One can contact Trekking Planner as well in case of an emergency situation.

  • It is best to buy insurance from your home country with reliable insurance companies. It can be done in Kathmandu as well, but to save time and money better to purchase from home before arriving in Kathmandu for the trip.

  • Certainly yes, as mentioned above for immediate evacuation in case of an emergency situation arise. The evacuation insurance usually applies for using helicopter service and medical treatments in Kathmandu or near about. 

  • Medical and Travel Insurance should cover any means of the fastest transportation like using a Helicopter service. Travel insurance should cover in case of flight delay and cancellation due to bad weather conditions.

  • Normally an average person in good physical shape and in sound health can join in for the climb. Climbers with previous experience will be an advantage, for beginners, we will have extra days for practice climb. Where our expert guide will support you all the way to the summit and back safely.

  • Island Peak or Imjatse Himal towers high at 6,189 m / 20,305 feet, the climbing grade is PD + means Per Difficult with plus, a French / Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems. A straightforward climb with some technical difficulty to negotiate on route to the summit. Where all climbers require adequate climbing gear for a safe climb and descent.

  • If arriving on an international flight to Kathmandu, you will be received by our staff at the airport, for a short transfer to your hotels. Where you will meet with other members of the Island Peak climb for a briefing provided by our guide and leader.

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    Island Peak and Everst Basecamp

    Trekked to Everest Basecamp and had a successful climb on Island Peak thru this company. Had my incredible fit and well English speaking trekking guide Ngima. He knew where to go and what to do, was very friendly and never complained.

    Had a separate guide (Gyeljin, who also is a Trekking guide) for my climb on Island Peak. He was very confident and experienced, and also a lot of fun, with an incredible English. He knew what I was capable of because he saw my level of fitness, and mindset. Therefore he made the decision to go, if I felt safe to climb, even though we were behind schedule, due to bad weather. We had a successful climb from basecamp to the top in about five and a half hour. His confidence and great decision making, is the reason why I had a successful climb. As the weather only got worse for the next 4 days.

    The whole Trek is in general beautiful, and I can fully recommend it to anyone. The whole is was also nicely organized and everything went smoothly.

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    Christian SDenmark,Oct 10, 2019
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