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Climbing Island Peak

Climbing Island Peak

Climbing Island Peak 6189m

Overview

Trip Highlights;
  • Summit Island Peak at 6189 meters.
  • Magnificent views of Mt. Lhotse 8501m, Mt. Makalu 8475m, Lhotse Middle Peak 8410 m, Lhotse Shar 8383m, Mt. Nuptse 7879m, Mt. Baruntse 7720m, Ama Dablam 6856m and other surrounding high peaks in Everest region.
  • Opportunity to trek through rich Sherpa cultural villages in the midst of world's towering mountain ranges.
  • Scenic Flight: Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu.
Trip Introduction;
Island Peak is one of the popular trekking peak in Nepal which is located inside Everest and Khumbu region of Nepal. Island Peak also known as ‘Imja Tse’ was first climbed by Charles Evan, Alf Gregory, Charles Wylie and Tenzing Norgay in 1953 as a part of preparation for expedition of Mount Everest. Island Peak offers an ultimate climbing adventure experience with magnificent views of Lhotse 8501m, Makalu 8475m, Lhotse Middle Peak 8410 m, Lhotse Shar 8383m, Nuptse 7879m, Baruntse 7720m, Ama Dablam 6856m and other surrounding high peaks inside Everest region. Climbing Island Peak is an excellent opportunity for climbers seeking to achieve a lifetime experience of achieving Island Peak summit while exploring the dramatic landscapes of Khumbu or Everest region of Nepal.

Island Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks starts at Kathmandu. After spending a full day sightseeing at Kathmandu, we will take a short and scenic mountain flight to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to entire Everest and Khumbu region. From Lukla we will start our pre-climbing trek by following the trail that passes through dense forests filled with rhododendron, oaks, pine and birch trees towards Namche Bazaar - The Sherpa Capital. Acclimatization in higher altitudes is very crucial mainly to avoid higher altitude sickness. Hence, we will have a rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and exploration around this wonderful Sherpa market town.

With proper acclimatization our trek continues towards Dingboche. From there our trail is a gradual ascend journey to the high Imja valley and further towards Island Peak Base Camp. We will set up our camp on the base camp of Island Peak's south ridge right beneath the giant wall of Nuptse and Lhotse. With the support of Nepal Guide's experienced climbing experts, the technical and challenging climb of Island Peak is accomplished. From the summit we will have breathtaking views of Lhotse 8501m, Makalu 8475m, Lhotse Middle Peak 8410 m, Lhotse Shar 8383m, Nuptse 7879m, Baruntse 7720m, Ama Dablam 6856m and other surrounding high peaks. After spending quality time at the summit we will descend down to base camp and then re-trace our steps to reach back to Lukla. The memorable - Island Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks ends with a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184m] [35 min flight] &
             Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 05: Acclimatization and Exploration day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche [3867m/12683ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche [4260m/13972ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp [5087m/16685ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
Day 09: Island Peak summit [6189m/20299ft] & Back to Base Camp [9-10 hrs climb]
Day 10: Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 11: Trek from Dingboche to Namche [6-7 hrs Trek]
Day 12: Trek from Namche to Lukla [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu  
Day 14: Transfer to International Airport for your final departure.

Note: The above itinerary outline can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay.  Contact us to customize this trip as per your requirement 

Additional Information

Accommodations: 
As per our package trip of Island Peak Climbing package trip, we have quoted the cost which covers three star accommodations during the stay in Kathmandu – the category of accommodation can easily upgrade or degrade as per preference of clients. During the entire trekking (after and before the climbing period) there is availability of tea house/lodges. And during the climbing period of a couple of day, there need to set up tented camps. So we will provide tea house accommodation at available places and camping accommodation for not accessible places.  

Meals: 
In general, our package trip of Island Peak Climbing covers inclusive of all meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the entire trekking and Breakfast plan in Kathmandu. We will have Dinner and Breakfast in the same tea house/Camp where we spent overnight and Lunch will be en-route of trekking towards next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc by choosing in the menu. During the camping period while we are in Island Peak Base Camp, our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp as in the tea houses and restaurants; you have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears and kitchen equipments from available places but we are sure we will provide as much services and facilities as we can do to make your adventure holiday awesome. 

Physical Conditions and Experience Required: 
Island Peak Climbing is a technical adventure activity in Nepal which requires previous trekking experience and technical skills about peak climbing gears to have successful summit. The trip is very suitable for adventure motivated trekkers who have ability to walk in snows ridges and adventurous trails. Walking in high altitudes might attract by high altitude sickness, slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We suggest every trekker who are planning to come Nepal for trekking and peak climbing adventure to do daily around an hour physical workout (jugging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks.
 
Best Season for Island Peak Climbing:
Peak Climbing in Nepalese mountain is a seasonal. Basically 3 months in autumn – September, October & November and 3 months in spring – March, April & May are the perfect time for this Island Peak Climbing. During the time, weather would be clear, sunny and warm in Himalayas thus we can have great views of mountains. Nevertheless, some adventure seeking clients who does like crowed environment also can choose December, January and February months for this trip. Monsoon season three months (June, July and August) will be ruined by rains.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Our airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. Then you will be transferred to hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team. 
Accommodation: 
Hotel/Resort 
Meals: 
BB Plan + Welcome Dinner 

Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley.
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Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan 

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184m] [35 min flight] & Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
Today we will leave Kathmandu and take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, that takes around 35 minutes. Lukla is the gateway to the Khumbu and Everest Region. From Lukla our trek starts following a gentle climb through left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Our trek passes along several mani walls before arriving at Ghat. Our trail continues along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding. 
Accomodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Phakding, we continue on our trek by crossing a stream and climbing up the terraced hill until we arrive at Bengar. We continue to trek along the path with many ups and downs, we will stop at the National Park Service where the park entrance fee is collected. After a short distance along the Bhote Koshi River, we begin the steep ascent towards Namche Bazar. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, we emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest 8848m and Lhotse 8516m. The climb eases somewhat as the path goes along the pine forest to reach Namche Bazar. 
Accomodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Acclimatization and Exploration day at Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar is the also known as the Sherpa Capital and has abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at the high altitude before heading off towards higher altitudes. For acclimatization we can walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or go on an one hour walk up to the Syangboche 3800m for outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge 
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner] 

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche [3867m/12683ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
After spending a good day acclimatizing and exploring around Namche Bazaar, today we will continue trekking to reach Tyangboche. To the right there is a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Koshi, faintly visible on the valley floor below. We descend past two tea houses through the village of Trashinga. It is a long climb to Tyangboche, the first half is especially steep. As we climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view of surrounding high mountains appears. We continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until we reach the stone gate built by lamas which marks our entry into Tyangboche.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche [4260m/13972ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Leaving Tyangboche we continue to follow the trail that gradually ascends through the mountain path while enjoying great views of the majestic  Ama Dablam and Kantega as they appear on the opposite bank. We continue the uphill trek through the chorten-lined route, the upper path passes Pangboche and a monastery and the lower path to Pangboche Olin and its stone wall-enclosed potato field. The trail climbs slowly passing the village to a big Mani Stupa. From here, the walk is fairly moderate all the way to Dingboche.
Accommodation: 
Tea House Lodge
Meals: 
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp [5087m/16685ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
From Dingboche, we will follow the trail that gradually ascends towards the high Imja valley and all the way to Island Peak Base Camp. During our trek, we will have magnificent and panoramic views of Mt. Ama Dablam 6812m, Mt. Lhotse 8501m, Mt. Nuptse 7879m, Island Peak 6189m and others peaks. We will set up our camp on the base of Island Peak's south ridge beneath the giant wall of Nuptse and Lhotse for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Island Peak summit [6189m/20299ft] & Back to Base Camp [9-10 hrs climb]
Today we start early for achieving the summit of Island Peak. It is best if we reach the summit before noon as the strong winds after midday can create obstacles for the successful climbing of the summit. We will have to cross several crevasses and overcome technical sections with proper use of ropes, ice axes, harness and other climbing equipments. Following the guidance of our climbing experts we will achieve the summit of this physically challenging but at the same time adventurous climb of Island Peak. From the top of the peak we are rewarded with the charismatic views of Mt. Lhotse 8501m, Mt. Makalu 8475m, Lhotse Middle Peak 8410m, Lhotse Shar 8383m, Mt. Nuptse 7879m, Mt. Baruntse 7129m and other high peaks. After achieving the summit we gradually re-trace our steps back to reach Island Peak Base Camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche [5-6 hrs Trek]
After successfully achieving the summit of Island Peak, our return journey heads through the same trail from Island Peak Base Camp back towards Dingboche.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar [6-7 hrs Trek]
From Dingboche we start to descend on a fairly moderate trail passing through Tyangboche. Our route from there declines further down through forested zones towards the village of Trashinga and continue our trekking on the trail that leads us back to Namche Bazaar. 
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge 
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [5-6 hrs Trek]
The last day of our Island Peak Climbing trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is a pleasant walk, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring us back to Lukla.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge 
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu  
We take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Enjoy the scenic mountain flight after the wonderful experience of Island Peak Climbing together with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. You can spend rest of your day in Kathmandu walking down the market streets of Thamel or simply relax before heading back to your preferred destination.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 14: Transfer to International Airport for your final departure.
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given bellow:

Start Date End Date Price in USD Availability Booking
October 3, 2017 October 16, 2017 $ 1855 GUARANTEED Book Now !
October 15, 2017 October 28, 2017 $ 1855 GUARANTEED Book Now !
October 21, 2017 November 3, 2017 $ 1855 LIMITED Book Now !
October 29, 2017 November 11, 2017 $ 1855 OPEN Book Now !
November 5, 2017 November 18, 2017 $ 1855 OPEN Book Now !
November 12, 2017 November 25, 2017 $ 1855 OPEN Book Now !
November 20, 2017 December 3, 2017 $ 1855 OPEN Book Now !

Avabillity Options

OPEN: This date is available and open for bookings. Go for it!

GUARANTEED: Guaranteed departure. Seat Available.

LIMITED: Guaranteed departure, Limited seat. You can send booking request for availability.

FULL:This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us if you are interested in traveling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 14 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service includes

  • 2 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight 
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Climbing and trekking permits for Island Peak Climbing
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period 
  • General first aid kids 
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • All government taxes and necessary paper work 
  • welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu 

Service does not includes

  • Medical/personal high risk insurance (suggest have rescue coverage policy as well)
  • International airfares and departure tax
  • Personal climbing gears
  • All kinds of drinks
  • Major meals in Kathmandu
  • Cost of personal expenses
  • Tips for staffs

Useful Info

Accommodations: 
As per our package trip of Island Peak Climbing package trip, we have quoted the cost which covers three star accommodations during the stay in Kathmandu – the category of accommodation can easily upgrade or degrade as per preference of clients. During the entire trekking (after and before the climbing period) there is availability of tea house/lodges. And during the climbing period of a couple of day, there need to set up tented camps. So we will provide tea house accommodation at available places and camping accommodation for not accessible places.  

Meals: 
In general, our package trip of Island Peak Climbing covers inclusive of all meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the entire trekking and Breakfast plan in Kathmandu. We will have Dinner and Breakfast in the same tea house/Camp where we spent overnight and Lunch will be en-route of trekking towards next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc by choosing in the menu. During the camping period while we are in Island Peak Base Camp, our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp as in the tea houses and restaurants; you have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears and kitchen equipments from available places but we are sure we will provide as much services and facilities as we can do to make your adventure holiday awesome. 

Physical Conditions and Experience Required: 
Island Peak Climbing is a technical adventure activity in Nepal which requires previous trekking experience and technical skills about peak climbing gears to have successful summit. The trip is very suitable for adventure motivated trekkers who have ability to walk in snows ridges and adventurous trails. Walking in high altitudes might attract by high altitude sickness, slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We suggest every trekker who are planning to come Nepal for trekking and peak climbing adventure to do daily around an hour physical workout (jugging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks.
 
Best Season for Island Peak Climbing:
Peak Climbing in Nepalese mountain is a seasonal. Basically 3 months in autumn – September, October & November and 3 months in spring – March, April & May are the perfect time for this Island Peak Climbing. During the time, weather would be clear, sunny and warm in Himalayas thus we can have great views of mountains. Nevertheless, some adventure seeking clients who does like crowed environment also can choose December, January and February months for this trip. Monsoon season three months (June, July and August) will be ruined by rains.

Reviews

Island Peak - Accomplished !!!! WOW great experience

Hi !! We are a couple from France and we went on Island Peak Climbing together with Nepal Guide Treks. We are very thankful to everyone who contributed for our successful climb of the summit of Island Peak. Many thanks to Ang Dawa - our guide and the whole Sherpa crew. We strongly recommend Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions for adventure related travels in Nepal.
Cheers,
Damien + Ida - France

Great Adventure Climbing @ Island Peak

We booked our Island Peak Climbing Adventure with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. We are completely satisfied with their top level of service and absolutely great management team. Our climbing guide Dawa - was more than a guide to us. Without his guidance climbing the summit wouldn't have been possible. So, many thanks to everyone in the crew who made this adventure Island Peak climbing successful. Nepal Guide Treks is a serious company that we would recommend to anyone looking for adventure activities in Nepal.
Many thanks to Nepal Guide Treks !!
Best of Luck,
Gary+Christian+Jewel - USA

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