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 (6189m)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private vehicle & flight

Best Season:

Sept - Dec & Mar - May

Imja Tse, also popularly known as Island Peak is another top climbing attraction in Nepal. At an altitude of 6189 meters, it rises from the Lhotse glacier from the southern end and 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 that exceed 7000 m. Island Peak justifies its name by 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 feeling of accomplishment and accomplishment. From here you get 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.

Island 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 trails

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

Starting Price

1799

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the designated hotel by an airport representative from Himalayan Trekkers. On your own once checking-in. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Sightseeing in Kathmandu, trek briefing & preparation

Meals included: Breakfast

There are 7 cultural Heritage Sites (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Changu Narayan Temple) within a small periphery of Kathmandu valley. We will take you to at least 3 Heritage Sites for sightseeing today. In the evening we will have a short trip briefing session & help you prepare for the trek.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2652m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a warm breakfast, we take an early flight to Lukla. Once we land at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla, we begin our trek to Phakding. Phakding is located at an altitude of 2652 meters where we halt overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 40 min flight & 3-4 hrs hike

Day 4

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we start today's trek towards Namche Bazaar. We walk through serene pine, fir, and juniper forest along the Dudh Koshi River. Our trek continues utill we reach the Sagarmatha National Park entrance also the gateway to Mount Everest, Namche Bazaar. 

Stay overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs trek

Day 5

Rest day in Namche

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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). 

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge

Day 6

Trek to Tengboche (3870m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After spending a day-off, we again continue with our trek. Today we trek to Tengboche, a beautiful village located at 3867 meters. The village offers an amazing panoramic 360-degree view of the Himalayan peaks such as Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. The largest and famous monastery in the Everest region, Tengboche Monastery is the prime highlight of the village. 

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs trek

Day 7

Trek to Pheriche (4252m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we will pay our visit to Tengboche Monastery and continue our walk towards a beautiful settlement of Pheriche passing through a traditional Sherpa village named Pangboche. 

Stay overnight at lodge in Pheriche. 

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs trek

Day 8

Rest day in Pheriche

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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. We enjoy the day with the stunning view of the mountains and stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge

Day 9

Trek to Lobuche (4930m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs trek

Day 10

Trek to Gorak Shep (5184m) & visit EBC (5357m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

With the basic facilities of the lodge, Gorak Shep is a halt point before moving to the famous 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.

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs trek

Day 11

Hike to Kala Patthar (5645m) & Trek to Dingboche (4350m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After early morning breakfast, we start our hike towards Kala Patthar, 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.  After spending some amazing time here, we continue trekking to Dingboche for an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs trek

Day 12

Trek to Chukhung (4750m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we head towards Chukung valley, which is another beautiful place in Khumbu region. You can explore the village once you reach and spend overnight at a lodge.

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs trek

Day 13

Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5150m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Overnight at Base Camp. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs trek

Day 14

Trek to the High Camp & climb preparation

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After having breakfast at the camp, we now move forward to the High Camp. We will spend the rest of the day practicing peak climbing techniques using the gears. 

Overnight at High Camp. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs trek

Day 15

Ascent to Island Peak (6189m) & back to Base Camp

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

We start very early in the morning as we have to reach the top by noon. Situated at 6173 meters l, it would be an amazing and exciting experience to climb this peak. After spending some time taking pictures and admiring the summit views, we descend to Island Peak Base Camp and spend the night. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 9-10 hrs trek

Day 16

Spare day

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 17

Trek to Pangboche (3950m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

With the immense pleasure of conquering the Island Peak, we retrace back our route to reach Pangboche. Today, we celebrate our success in climbing Island Peak once we reach the village. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs trek

Day 18

Trek back to Namche Bazaar

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After morning breakfast, we follow the same route back down towards the Imja Khola to Tengboche. After lunch in Tengboche, we continue our walk down to Namche Bazaar. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs trek

Day 19

Trek back to Lukla

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From Namche, our trail makes a steep descend towards the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. From here, we walk on a leveled trail until we reach Lukla. 

Overnight in Lukla. 

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs trek

Day 20

Fly back to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

It is time to say goodbye to Sagarmatha Region and enter Bagmati Region.

After breakfast at the lodge in Lukla, we take a 40 minutes scenic flight to Kathmandu. 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 a complimentary dinner from our side.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 40 mins flight

Day 21

Final Departure

Meals included: Breakfast

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 or onward destination. 

Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

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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

  • All airport transfers on private vehicle 
  • All land transportation as required in trekking 
  • Hotel accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu
  • Lodge/guesthouese/tented camp accommodation during the trek & climb
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the trek & climb
  • 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
  • Welcome/farewell dinner
  • All applicable taxes and surcharges 

Whats Not Included

  • Nepal Visa Fees 
  • International Airfare
  • Meals (Lunches & Dinner) in the city
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.
  • Tipping/ gratitude
  • Any extra cost arising from bad weather, unfavorable circumstances (road blockage, landslide, flight delay etc)
  • Personal Trekking/Climbing Equipment
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the includes section 


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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