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Island Peak Climbing

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Duration
20 days
Max. Elevation
6160.00m
Group size
2+
Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
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

'adventure on top famous and stunning Island Peak summit facing glorious panorama'

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

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 & 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 arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with warm welcome then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city. After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed, explore the town yourself. dinner and stay overnight in Kathmandu.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. If the afternoon after lunch you can day hike up to Chhukung Peak.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Includes

    • All airport pick up drop off by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
    • 04 night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB 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.
    • 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

    • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant
    •  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

Upcoming Departures

To provide you a reasonable price, we need some number of persons into a group to minimize your cost on hotel, transportation and any other alternation in your itinerary. Departure dates available for online booking are as below where price given is per person and international flight is not included. If given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for private trip, info@nepaltrekkingplanner.com, Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner will happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

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

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