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Island Peak Climbing - 20 Days

Island Peak ClimbingEverest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak

The Island Peak is located at the heart of Khumbu region which is recognized as a moderate Climbing peak of Everest area. Island peak climbing can be very interested to the climbers who are planning to go for Everest Base Camp Trek and higher altitude peaks afterwards. Island peak climbing can fulfill the dream of the climbers who are seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to widen their experience towards the peak climbing& expedition. Our Island peak climbing itinerary designed very professionally and takes you to the most popular trekking destination of Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar first for the close up views of Mt. Everest and acclimatization before scaling the peak. Island Peak was the name given to the mountain in 1952 by Eric Shipton's who thought it to be reminiscent of an island in a sea of ice. Island Peak is also known as "Imja Tse" in Nepali Name. Island Peak is an extension of Lhotse Shar, and is located between the Lhotse and Imja glaciers, standing at 6,189m/20,300ft.After trans Himalayan flight, we start our trekking from Lukla slowly up towards the Dudh Kosi valley. We across a Hilary suspension bridge and start climbing up gradually towards a big hill to get Namche Bazaar. We continue trek to Tengboche Pheriche and accommodate at high altitude in Gorekshep. After enjoying with magnificent views of Mt Everest and surrounding peaks from Kala Patthar we continue descend to Chhukung to prepare for the ascent of Island Peak. After a day of walking from Chhukung we reach the Island Peak Base Camp to prepare for to attempt the peak. It may take an additional day or two to scale the peak depending on weather conditions. You will endeavor the summit (6,189m/20,305ft) after one night at the High Camp perched on the South West Ridge where magnificent vistas of the Khumbu can be seen from the top. For some people reaching to the summit from the base camp is a day activity. However, most of the climbers prefer alpine style camping at high camp which adds the joy of climbing and also helps a safe ascent. After a successful climbing, our trip comes back to Lukla and end after flying out from Lukla to Kathmandu in morning.

Maximum Elevation: 6160 mtrs.

Trek Duration: 20 Days

Mode of Operation: Tea House and Camping

Trip Grade: Moderate and Strenuous

Season: Mar, Apr, May, Jun-Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

Trip Cost: From USD 2500.00

Attraction: Beautiful panoramic snow massif of Himalayas, Exciting ethnic or Sherpa peoples and village, Abundance of wildlife, Majestic water falls, Beautiful shining rivers, Bamboo forest with abundance of wildlife, Spiritual Buddhist monasteries, Tengboche Monastery, Gokyo ice lake, Snow covered everest range,Khumbu Glacier, Sherpa’s’ Tradition and Culture, Library on the world highest place, World highest peak in the front.

Island Peak Climbing Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu; Greet and meet you at airport; Transfer to hotel; Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Half day guided city tours (Include world heritage sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati Nath Temple, Swayambu Nath and Buddha Nath Stupa); Afternoon pre-trip discussion of the trek; Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla-2800 mtrs; And Walk up to Phakding; (3-4 hrs.)2653 mtrs.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar; (5-6 hrs.); 3440 mtrs.

Day 05: Acclimatization Day and Hike around Namche Bazzar.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tengboche; (5-6 hrs.);3870 mtrs.

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche; (4-5 hrs.); 4200 mtrs.

Day 08: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche Valley; (5 hrs.);493000 mtrs.

Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep; (3-4 hrs.); 5170 mtrs; And Everest Camp; (3 hrs.); 5364 mtrs.

Day 10: Hike up to Kalapatthar; (2 hrs.); 5545 mtrs. And Walk down to Lobuche; (6-7 hrs.); 4930 mtrs.

Day 11: Trek from Lobuche to Chhukung; (5-6 hrs.); 4730 mtrs.

Day 12: Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp; (3-4 hrs.); 5200 mtrs.

Day 13: Climb from Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp; (3-4 hrs); 5600 mtrs.

Day 14: Climb from High Camp to Island Peak top and Back dawn to Chhukung; (8-10 hrs); 6160 mtrs.

Day 15: Trek from Chhukung to Tengboche; (5-6 hrs.); 3870 mtrs.

Day 16: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazzar; (5-6 hrs.); 3440 mtrs.

Day 17: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Phakding (4-5 hrs.); 2653 mtrs.

Day 18: Trek from Phakding to Lukla; (3-4 hrs.); 2800 mtrs.

Day 19: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, Afternoon free in Kathmandu.

Day 20: Drop to airport for your final flight departure.

Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport/Hotel transfers
  • 3 Star level Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All lodging and fooding during the trek.
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees.
  • Domestic flights and Airport taxes.
  • An experienced English-speaking Mountain guide, Trekking guide and Porters to carry luggage (2 Trekkers:1 porter ) including their salary, Insurance, Equipment, Flight, Food and Lodging.
  • All necessary paper work and Trekking permits or National park permit, TIMS Card)
  • All government and local taxes if necessary.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa fee.
  • International Airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, Late departure, Early return from mountain(Due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Lunch and Evening meals in Kathmandu (And also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and Rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (Phone Calls, Laundry, Bar bills during the trekking, Battery recharge, Extra porters, Bottle or Boiled water, Shower etc).
  • Tips for Guides and Porters.