Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing

TripGrade: Technical Challenging
Technical Challenging Trekking Grade - is for those who really love to do extremely adventurous treks/trips. Its elevation reaches up to 6000 meters and consists 15-25 days of the itinerary. It is not less than peak climbing. Must be mentally and physically fit. Prior experience of trekking to higher altitude is also required.

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Duration:

21 Days

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Max Altitude:

Island Peak (6173m)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private vehicle & flight

Best Season:

Sept - Dec & Mar - May

Imja Tse, also popularly known as Island Peak is another main attraction for peak climbing in Nepal. At an altitude of 6189 m, it rises up from Lhotse glacier from the south end & captivates you with its marvelous panoramic beauty and most appreciably, you will get a standardized viewpoint to peek at Mt Everest.

Island Peak can be considered as the training grounds for peaks going above 7000 m. Island Peak justifies its name being isolated in the center while being surrounded by glaciers that are descending from tall giants above 7000m and 8000m.

Standing on the summit of the peak gives you a sense of achievement and accomplishment. From here you get the stunning views of the southern faces of Everest and Lhotse. You also get to see Ama Dablam and Makalu.

Island peak Climbing is perfect for energetic and physically fit trekkers having a desire for adventure. Imja Tse has been climbed by many people since time immemorial. But at some point in time, it became a preferred climbing area for climbers who look for a challenging route.

Our journey starts from Lukla. Next is walk up to the Dudh Koshi valley following through Namche, and then Tengboche to Kalapatthar and the Everest Base Camp. Khumbu Glacier is worth watching from here. Finally, we move downwards to Chhukung and prepare for our venture.


Peak Climbing Highlights

  • A different experience on walking, walking through the jungle, grassland, glacier, high passes to the peak. likewise flower, medicinal plants, and wildlife
  • The extremely good vibe of Sherpa culture and Buddhist religious festival on monastery and Sherpa village.
  • Breathtaking views of the roof of the world and other highest mountain such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho - Oyo, and others
  • Rejuvenation of body mind and soul by the trekking and climbing of the different natural trail.

Climbing Island Peak is technically challenging in difficulty but fulfills the dream of climbers seeking adventure. Additionally, it is perfect for those who wish to widen their experience towards mountain expeditions.


Trip Outline

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Katmandu and trek preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding [2652m]. O/N at the lodge
Day 04: Trek to Namche (3450m). O/N at a lodge
Day 05: Rest day in Namche
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867m)
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4252m)
Day 08: Rest day in Pheriche
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5184m). Visit EBC in the afternoon(5357m)
Day 11: Early morning visit to Kala Patthar. Trek to Dingboche (4350m)
Day 12: Trek to Chukhung (4750m)
Day 13: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5150m)
Day 14: Trek to the High Camp
Day 15: Ascend of Island Peak (6173m)
Day 16: Spare day
Day 17: Trek to Pangboche (3950m)
Day 18: Trek to Namche
Day 19: Trek to Lukla
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 21: Final Departure

Starting Price

USD 1799 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu from Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to selected hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2

Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation.

There are 7 cultural Heritage Sites within a small periphery of Kathmandu valley. We will take you to at least 3 Heritage Sites for the sightseeing today. In the evening we help you prepare for the trek.

Day 3

Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding [2652m]. O/N at the lodge.

We take an early flight to Lukla and the flight duration is about 30 minutes. Once we reach Lukla, we begin our trek to Phakding. Phakding is located at an altitude of 2652 meters where we halt overnight at the lodge.

Day 4

Trek to Namche (3450m). O/N at a lodge.

After breakfast, we start today's trek to Namche. After walking for about we reach Namche Bazaar which is located at an altitude of 3450 meters. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 5

Rest day in Namche

Today is a rest day for you, as we have to acclimatize with the altitude. You can do many activities at Namche Bazaar. You can go for a short hike, visit the village, try amazing food and coffee, you can try the locally made yak cheese, do any last minute shopping for trekking (if any).

Day 6

Trek to Tengboche (3867m)

After spending a day-off, we again continue with our trek. Today we trek to Tengboche, a village located at 3867 meters. The trek duration will be about 6 hours and then overnight at the lodge.

Day 7

Trek to Pheriche (4252m)

Pheriche is at a height of 4252 meters above the sea level. We reach here after walking for almost 4 hours from Tengboche and then, stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 8

Rest day in Pheriche

You have already climbed above 4000 meters so, it is needed to acclimatize with this height. Today we rest at Pheriche and explore the beautiful valley and its surrounding. Enjoy the day with the stunning view of the mountains and stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 9

Trek to Lobuche (4930m)

After acclimatization at Pheriche, we trek to Lobuche today. It will take us about 5 hours walk to reach at 4930 meters- Lobuche.

Spend overnight at the lodge.

Day 10

Trek to Gorak Shep (5184m). Visit EBC in the afternoon(5357m)

With the basic facilities of the lodge, Gorak Shep is a halt point before moving to Kala Patthar. So, after walking for 3 hours from Lobuche, we reach Gorak Shep at 5184 meters.

From there, we again continue hiking to Everest Base Camp at 5357 meters. It takes about 5 hours walk and we again trek back to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.

Day 11

Early morning visit to Kala Patthar. Trek to Dingboche (4350m)

Kala Patthar, at an elevation of 5645 meters, is a popular landmark among the trekkers trekking in the Everest region. You get the stupendous panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, and Changtse from Kala Patthar. It will take about 4 hours to trek to reach Kala Patthar. After spending some amazing time here, we continue trekking to Dingboche. It takes us about 6 hours time duration to reach Dingboche at 4350 meters. Stay Overnight.

Day 12

Trek to Chukhung (4750m)

After breakfast, we head towards Chukung valley, which is another beautiful place in Khumbu region. It will take us about 3 hours walk to reach there. You can explore the village once you reach and spend overnight at a lodge. Chukung is 4750 meters above the sea level.

Day 13

Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5150m)

We will reach one step closer to our destination today. After walking for 5 hours from Chukung, we reach the Base camp of Island Peak. It is 5150 meters above the sea level. We assist you to set the camp here for an overnight stay.

Day 14

Trek to the High Camp

After having breakfast at the camp, we now move forward to the High Camp, which is about 4 hours of walking distance from the Base Camp. We set another camp or tent here for an overnight.

Day 15

Ascend of Island Peak (6173m)

Finally, the day we have most awaited has come, climbing the Island Peak. Oh Yeah!!

Situated at 6173 meters above the sea level, it would be an amazing and exciting experience to climb this peak.

After reaching the peak, we set the tented camp for overnight stay.

Day 16

Spare day

After ascending the Island Peak aka Imja Tse, we are sure that you would want to explore more of this region. So, we have included a spare day for you today.

Day 17

Trek to Pangboche (3950m)

With the immense pleasure of conquering the Island Peak, you trek for 5 hours to Pangboche. Its altitude is 3950 meters. You find tea houses or lodge to halt for the night.

Day 18

Trek to Namche

After morning breakfast, you head back to Namche Bazaar. We have to walk for 5 hours passing through the beautiful trail. At Namche, we can stay at Lodge.

Day 19

Trek to Lukla

From Namche, we head back to Lukla after walking for 5 hours approximately. We halt at a lodge in Lukla for the night.

Day 20

Fly back to Kathmandu

It is time to say goodbye to Sagarmatha Region and enter Bagmati Region. After breakfast at the lodge in Lukla, you take a 30 minutes flight to Kathmandu. You not only get back to Kathmandu but you also carry lots of adventurous memories of this trek back with you. We will transfer you to your hotel to freshen up.

You can have a long spa day to avoid your tiredness from the trek.
Then, in the evening we offer you with the complimentary dinner from our side.

Day 21

Final Departure

With a heavy heart, it is now time for us to depart but we certainly hope to see you again in Nepal for another adventurous trip.

We wish you a happy and safe journey back home.

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Lukla, and Namche Bazar, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List and Requirement List for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident. For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Welcome or Farewell Dinner
  • All land transportation as required in trekking and pick up from the airport and drop to the airport in end.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the trek
  • 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • National park permits and Trekking permits.
  • Peak Climbing Fees and permit.
  • Well equipped English speaking guide and support crews.
  • Food and accommodation for support crews
  • Climbing guide.

Whats Not Included

  • Personal expenses
  • Table Drinks
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Trekking gears.
  • Climbing equipment.
  • Emergency rescue charge if in need
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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