Island Peak Climbing - 19 Days

Trip Cost
US$ 2180 (Per Person)

Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Duration: 19 Days
  • Transportation: NA
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Island Peak is situated on the pinnacle of the glacier known as Chhukhung, connecting Ama Dablam and Lhotse. Island Peak is the most sought after climbing spot due to its challenging structure. It is said that every year 300 groups of people try to scale this peak every year. Island Peak provides an outstanding chance to ascend the Himalayan summit as well as thrilling hike towards Everest Base Camp plus Kala Patthar. The most difficult part is considered as a mixed rock, ice wall that lies in the slope slides which leads next to the thin summit edge.

Reaching the summit is a difficult task and hence when you reach the top of the Peak you will be properly rewarded with the splendid observation from there. Trek in Dudh Koshi valley is important before you trek in Island Peak. You may be tired after the trekking of Dudh Koshi so, when you feel good and comfortable and feel refreshed then we will move for the Island Peak. Apart from trekking you will be blessed with perfect village of Sherpa and artistic monasteries. When you are done with Peak Climbing, you will return over the route back following Namche to Lukla along with good and different memories and from Lukla you can take the flight for Kathmandu. The appropriate time for climbing Island Peak is during the months of March- May and September- December.

 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
  • Day 02:Flight to Lukla, trek to Phakding
  • Day 03:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
  • Day 04:Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
  • Day 05:Trek to Tengboche (3867m)
  • Day 06:Trek to Pheriche (4371m)
  • Day 07:Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
  • Day 08:Trek to Gorakhshep (5164m)
  • Day 09:Trek to Dingboche (4530m)
  • Day 10:Trek to Chhukhung
  • Day 11:Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (6189m)
  • Day 12:Trek to High Camp
  • Day 13: Trek to Summit-Chhukhung
  • Day 14:Extra day to attempt summit
  • Day 15:Trek to Tengboche
  • Day 16:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
  • Day 17:Trek to Lukla (2850m)
  • Day 18:Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 19:Departure

What's Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu (International and domestic both).
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (bed and breakfast basis)
  • Island Peak climbing permit fee.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee.
  • All food during the trek and climb
  • All guesthouse and tented camp accommodation
  • High altitude climbing leader (Sherpa guide) licensed by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).
  • Well experienced English speaking assistant guide
  • Necessary porters to/from base camp.
  • Group climbing equipment including ropes, ice screws, snow bars, harness, carbine, eight figure etc.
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu for guest and guide inclusive with all taxes and transfers.
  • First aid medical kit, oxymeter, etc.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

What's Excludes:

  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance (for emergency evacuation if needed whilst trekking / climbing).
  • Personal climbing gears. 
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet, etc.
  • Bar, beverage, snack bills.
  • Meals and extra night (more than stated in itinerary) accomodation in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu Upon your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu, our team members will welcome you and explain briefly about the travel itinerary. You will then be taken to the hotel where you will be staying for the overnight.
  • Day 02Flight to Lukla, trek to Phakding After a 40 minute scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you will trek to Phakding. The trek begins at Lukla and then goes to Phakding, which takes approximately 3 – 4 hours. Along the way you can have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m) and Kusum Kangaru (6367m). Overnight in Phakding (2652m).
  • Day 03Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) Starting from a slight rise to Jorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other cultural and natural attractions. During the day, you will be passing through the Sherpa villages viewing magnificent forests. Rhododendron trees, magnolias and giant firs provide a stunning backdrop to this part of the walk. En route you will be rewarded with their first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879m). A steep climb up the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) which will produce more spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
  • Day 04Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization Acclimatization is important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you should take a short day's hike to Thame, Khunde, Khumjung or up to the Everest View Hotel so that we can see a clear view of Mount Everest. You can even relax and explore the culture of Sherpa in Namche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
  • Day 05Trek to Tengboche (3867m) From Phungithanga you find the trail climbing the forests where we might see the musk deer. Tengboche is situated on a saddle at 3870m, surrounded by Rhododendrons. We are offered an incredible panorama view of Kwongde (6187m) Tawache (6542m) Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7855m), Lhotse (8618m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and Thamserku (6608m). We will then visit the Tengboche Buddhist Monastery which is considered as the largest in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at a tented camp.
  • Day 06Trek to Pheriche (4371m) The next day, after having breakfast in the morning, we resume our trek and head towards Pheriche. It is famous for trekkers as well as climbers, as it is a common resting point. Initially, this place was known for farming potatoes, buckwheat and rearing Yaks. Overnight stay at guesthouse.
  • Day 07Trek to Lobuche (4910m) On the 7th day, we will head towards Lobuche after having breakfast in Pheriche. Lobuche is a beautiful place with great mountain views. It is enveloped by two major Peaks which are named as Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
  • Day 08Trek to Gorakhshep (5164m) After breakfast in Lobuche, we hike to Gorakhshep. It is the final village before you reach to Mount Everest. You'll find it incredible that a settlement like this can exist at such high altitudes. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
  • Day 09Trek to Dingboche (4530m) On the 9th day, we will be moving to Dingboche, another hub for trekkers and climbers to take rest before they start their journey to Mount Everest. People who live in Dingboche, mostly Sherpas, have their main occupation as tourism, especially by running lodges or tenting areas. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
  • Day 10Trek to Chhukhung Today, after breakfast, we move to Chhukhung early in the morning. We need to walk a little bit more than the usual today, so a hearty breakfast is necessary. Chukkhung is not too far from the Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight stay in a tented camp.
  • Day 11Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (6189m) We start early in the morning as we aim to reach Island Peak Base Camp. Many trekkers also suffer from high altitude sickness, so if you do not feel well, it is best to speak out. You can also see Glacier Lake from the Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight stay in a tented camp.
  • Day 12Trek to High Camp The next day, we will hike further up to High Camp from the Island Peak Base Camp. We will be walking for 4 hours in total. We spend the rest of the day preparing so that we can get to the summit the next day. Overnight stay at tented camp.
  • Day 13 Trek to Summit-Chhukhung Today is the most exciting, exhilarating day in our journey as we will scale the summit. From here, you can view Pumori (7161m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Lobuche (6145m), Cho Oyu (8201m) and countless others. These are the most fantastic views you may ever see. After the climb, we will go back down to Base Camp, and descend further to Chhukhung. Overnight stay at a tented camp.
  • Day 14Extra day to attempt summit Day 14th is an extra day for attempting summit. This is like a bonus day for the exploration. There are enough things to explore in the are and you will be lost seeing the beauty. Overnight stay at a tented camp.
  • Day 15Trek to Tengboche On the 15th day, we will resume our downhill trek from the Island Peak. The trek to Tengboche will take around 4 hours. Overnight stay at a guest house.
  • Day 16Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) The next day, we resume our downhill trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m). On the way we can take a break to visit the typical villages of Khumjung, where there is a monastery that has an alleged Yeti scalp. Overnight in guest house.
  • Day 17Trek to Lukla (2850m) The trek continues further downhill as we reach Lukla after almost seven hours of trek. You will be staying in Lukla for the rest of the day and prepare yourself to board a flight back to Kathmandu the next day. Overnight in guest house.
  • Day 18Fly back to Kathmandu After breakfast, we will board a flight back to Kathmandu, enjoying the 30 minutes of mountain scenery. The rest of the time in Kathmandu, you will be shopping and buying souvenirs for your loved ones. Farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 19Departure On the 19th day of the tour package, you will return to your country via the international Airport in Kathmandu. We look forward to seeing you again!

Dates & Prices

Start Date End Date Status Price Booking
17 December, 2018 04 January, 2019 Guaranteed USD 2180
20 December, 2018 07 January, 2019 Guaranteed USD 2180
24 December, 2018 11 January, 2019 Guaranteed USD 2180
27 December, 2018 14 January, 2019 Guaranteed USD 2180
31 December, 2018 18 January, 2019 Guaranteed USD 2180