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Island Peak Climbing - 20 days

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Trip depart everyday of the year
Price starting from $2,499
USD $ 2,199 per person
Duration
20 days
Max. Elevation
6160.00m
Group size
2+
Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
Private vehicles and domestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM)
Best Season
March-June and Sept-November
Accomodation
3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge/Guest House/Ten during the trekking
Meals
Breakfast Basis In City And Full Board During The Trek And Climbing
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding-Namche Bazaar-Tengboche-Pheriche-Lobuche-Gorakshep-Everest Base Camp-Kala patthar-Dingboche-Chhukung-Island Peak base camp-Island Peak High / Advance Camp-Island Peak Summit-Chhukung-Namche Bazaar-Lukla-Kathmandu

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 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 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 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 sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, 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.

    WHY TRAVEL WITH NEPAL TREKKING PLANNER

    • Local experts plan your itinerary
    • Friendly and fast customer service
    • Personal care and attention
    • Your safety is our number one priority
    • We speak several languages (English, French, Spanish and Chinese)
    • Award-winning company with rave reviews
    • As a courtesy, Trekking Planner informs your country’s embassy that you are traveling with us. In the event of an emergency, your embassy will be able to reach you quickly.
    • We have extensive experience and local knowledge
    • We are always available 24/7 with on-ground support in Nepal
    • We cater to every budget
    • No booking fees and Hassle-Free Booking
    • We accept last minute booking
    • we accept instant booking and online payment
    • We care about local welfare and take care of our guides and porters
    • We use local guide and porter for your trip

Trip Introduction: Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing-"adventure on top famous and stunning Island Peak summit facing glorious panorama"

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

    Itinerary Disclaimer:

    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.

    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.

    Trip Itinerary

    On first arrival in country’s international airport at Kathmandu meet Trekking Planner Nepal staff/guide for 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 at meeting place in the hotel lobby or foyer for group briefing where our guide or leader will provide you with information of the climb and treks with other necessary queries to make your stay with us more enjoyable, evening includes group welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant to get the taste of local cuisines with 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)

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

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

    After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax with 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 )

    Starting early morning transfer to domestic airport for short and scenic flight to Lukla, taking a smaller aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) during 30 minutes on air with amazing panorama of 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 few hours of walks on 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 Khanguru, and then reaching our first overnight stop of the trek at Phakding in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge located by the raging Dudh Kosi River.

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

    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

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

    In Namche spend the day with scenic hike to view points on top Namche facing Mt. Everest-Amadablam and other range 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Starting very early before break of dawn where climb begins to reach top of Island peak above 6,160 m / 20,328 ft high with PD + grade as taken from 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 a glaciers facing a top ridge.

    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 strenuous climb takes you on top our final and major highlight of the adventure.

    Enjoy the views and success of a lifetime experience as you great dreams accomplished with great successful climb facing 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 designated SPPC personal (Sagarmatha Pollution Project Control). Trek to Chhukung for overnight stay.

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

    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

    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

    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 )

    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 )

    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

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    Includes

      • 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
      • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary

    Doesn't Include

      • 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
      • Anything not included in service includes column

    Complimentary

      •  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

    Privé Trekking & Island Peak Everest Region + bungee en Pokhara.

    Trekking Planner = ZEER BETROUWBAAR KWALITATIEF en PERSOONLIJK De heer Dipak zorgt voor een zéér persoonlijke aanpak en contact, volgt alles continue op en met zijn medewerkers zorgt hij er voor dat alles vlot en kwalitatief in orde komt! Een meerwaarde dat de organisatie volledig bestaat uit eigen mensen van daar én dat ze bijvoorbeeld de dragers niet uitbuiten! Een faire betrouwbare plaatselijke organisatie die een zeer kwalitatieve en persoonlijke dienstverlening geeft! organisatorisch: volledig geslaagd! De communicatie vooraf, me ophalen op de luchthaven en ALLES tussen tot het me terug afzetten op de luchthaven voor de terugreis: alles was geregeld! Door banale keelinfectie na de peak beklimming alsnog met heli naar hospitaal...waar mensen van Trekking Planner waren om me bij te staan, Dipak is me persoonlijk komen bezoeken en checken als alles goed verliep... 3 dagen later zat ik in Pokhara te genieten (met antibiotica)! Een goede verzekering is ontzettend belangrijk! Hint: europ assisitance 'world sport'. De trekking & Peak beklimming: Een droomreis die waarheid is geworden!! De gids (Gyeljan) en de drager (Nuri) deden er alles aan om er een onvergetelijke reis van te maken; twee fanatastische mensen! Indien nodig kon ter plaatse ten alle tijde bijgestuurd worden. Bungee en Pokhara: volledig geslaagd! De paar extra dagen ter plaatse met Dipak ingepland. In Pokhara werd ik onthaald en afgezet in een zeer aangenaam hotel dicht bij het Phewa meer.

    Peter_Vlietinck,

    Island Peak & Everest Basecamp

    TripAdvisor Review of: Island Peak & Everest 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.

    Christian S

    Very flexible and service oriented agency

    TripAdvisor Review of: Very flexible and service oriented agency In October / November 2021 I travelled with a friend to Nepal for 4 weeks, thereof 2,5 in the Everest region, the rest of time we spent in Pokhara and Chitwan National Park. After some research in the internet we picked Trekking Planner to organize the trip according to our guidelines and instructions. Trekking Planner did a fantastic job. Dipak, the owner of Trekking, was always very reponsive and answered our many questions on short notice. The flexibility was outstanding and we were able to make changes to our itinerary without any hassle. Lastly, a great team, consisting of climbing guide Gyeljan Shera and Sonam as well as Ngima Sherpa made the trip most enjoyable and the team helped us to climb a number of peaks including > 6.000m Island Peak (in fact having the right team in the montains makes the difference). All in all we can highly recommend Trekking Planner.

    Josef B
    Germany

    Enabling my personal altitude record

    TripAdvisor Review of: Enabling my personal altitude record Dipak and his mountaineering team are very flexible, dedicated and fully supporting. A great pleasure, and a good escape from COVID in Germany to friendly people in a Nepal with little Covid problems in the mountains.

    robertgrassmann
    Germany
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    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 climb takes 11 to 12 days, not counting the return walk back to Lukla. Overall total of 14 to 15 days from Lukla to Lukla.


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

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

    Normally an average person in good physical shape and in sound health can join in for the climb. Climbers of 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.

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

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

    It is best to buy the 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.

    Can easily contact with your close one, relatives or friends where you can buy local cell phone re-charge 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 through Trekking Planner as well in case of emergency situation.

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

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

    All types of visitors who are eager for adventure, trekking or climb to smaller peaks, mainly trekkers who have been in Nepal with us before or fresh new clients looking for the right company and for 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 Himalayas.

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

    No need for oxygen on trekking peak climb, however for your own safety can carry for personal use of 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.

    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 personal. Let your guide and leader know about the medicine that you need to take.

    The baggage limit on smaller aircraft is maximum 20 kg, including your hand bags, 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.

    Four seasons sleeping bags that can withstand -20 degree cold, especially on camping for the climb for 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 wind-chill factor. Can ask for extra blankets if needed while spending overnights in a lodge on route to Island Peak.

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

    Yes, we can provide 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.

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

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

    The taste and flavor on 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.

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

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