Island Peak Climbing 18 days – 6173 m.
It is no surprise that Himalayan peaks have drawn adventurers, climbers and cultural enthusiasts for nearly 200 years. The stark and rugged terrain, so entwined with the culture of local Sherpa people, offers such powerful experiences that Himalayan travel stands in a class by itself. While many think of travel to the Himalayas as only high altitude climbing or trekking, this is somewhat of a misconception as many beautiful ascents can be made with limited climbing experience. This expedition offers both climbers and trekkers an exciting opportunity to enter the world of the mighty Himalayas.

In order to acclimatize prior to climbing Island Peak (20,305ft/6,189m), we offer a trek through the Himalayan Khumbu. This expedition offers wonderful trekking through the glorious Khumbu region and any fit enthusiast is welcome to join the team. All team members will have the opportunity to summit Kala Pattar (18,187ft/5,545m), a wonderful location to view and photograph Mt. Everest, and then we head for a visit to Everest Base Camp. While climbing team members make the summit attempt of Island Peak, trekking only team members will spend 2-3 days walking in the stunning valleys around Island Peak.
The route to Kala Pattar takes you along the path to Everest Base Camp. You travel through the renowned village of Namche Bazaar and the revered monastic community of Tengboche. From the summit of Kala Pattar you can snap excellent photographs of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. The Kala Pattar trek serves both as an introduction to the warmth of the Sherpa community. It also serves as an acclimatization period preceding the great ascent of the great pyramid, Island Peak.

The trek to Island Peak also walks you through the countryside, where you partake in Nepalese and Tibetan cultures as they have existed for centuries. The journey offers some of the most striking scenery in the Khumbu via the enchanting village of Dingboche. This trek is filled with Buddhist shrines and this village of stone charms your path to the mountains. The summit of Island Peak stands adjacent to the South Face of Lhotse, one of the world’s largest ice walls, and offers stunning views of beautiful Ama Dablam and Makalu. It is an excellent opportunity to participate in and fully experience a Himalayan mountain climbing expedition.

Fact of the Trek

Island Peak Climbing

Places Cover Lukla/ Namche /Tyangboche /Dingboche /Chhukung / Island Peak Base Camp /Pangboche /Khumjung /Monjo /Lukla
Group Size Min.1, Max. 9
Min. altitude 2800 m
Max. altitude 6173 m
Best Season March to June and September to November
Transportation Aero plane (Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu)
Trek Duration 18 days
Age Limit 17 to 65

Detalied Itinerary :

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

Day 02:
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla which takes approximately 30 minutes and trek to Phakding. Early in the morning you will be driven from your hotel to Kathmandu airport, after a 30 minute spectacular flight you will land at the Lukla airport (2800m.).You begin your trek to Phakding (2652m.) and you walk for about 2 and half to 3 hrs. While trekking, you head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail to Phakding (2652m.)

Day 03:
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) which takes about 5 to 5 and half hours. This day you trek and cross the river on high suspension bridges. You then ascend quite steeply to Namche Bazaar and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. You can also enjoy the view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Konde-Ri and Tawache peak. Stay overnight at lodge in Namche Bazar.

Day 04:
Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places. For the acclimatization you walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche Bazaar for the outstanding views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Center and Museum just above the town. Stay overnight at lodge in Namche Bazar.

Day 05:
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3850 m.) which takes almost 5 hours. From Namche, the trail contours around the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi. Now, you have the first glimpse of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Although exhausting due to the zigzagged path, the trek has numerous attractions like rhododendron bushes, beautiful birds chirping in the wild and superb mountain scenery which makes your trek exciting. Tyangboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region. Stay overnight at lodge in Tyangboche.

Day 06:
Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4350m.) which takes about 4 and half hours to 5 hours. You gradually descend through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and steadily climb up to the village of Pangboche. As you gradually ascend, you find thick forests as the trail is full of thorny and juniper bushes. A further two and a half hour’s walk brings you to Dingboche. Stay overnight at lodge in Dingboche.

Day 07:
Rest at Dingboche for acclimatization

Day 08:
Trek from Dingboche (4350m.) to Chhukung (4730m.) which it takes about 2 and half hours. The trail follows a gradual ascent up to Chhukung. On the way, you can see summer huts made especially for keeping livestock in the summer time. Stay overnight at lodge in Chhukung.

Day 09:
Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5087m) which takes about three hours. You trek on a gradually ascending path all the way to Base Camp. On the way you can enjoy the panoramic views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and Island Peak along with many other beautiful mountains. Camp for the night.

Day 10 – 11:
Climb to Island Peak (6189m.) Crossing the gully above the camp the trail makes a climb for another hour to a narrow ridge, leading on to the glacier. Here, it is time to rope up and put on your crampons as the most interesting part of the climb begins with the glacier crossing. This is followed by the steep snow slope that leads onto the summit ridge. This ridge is wonderfully airy and on reaching the summit you have stunning close-up views of the south face of Lhotse looming over you whilst in the other direction, there are more dramatic mountain views. You descend along the same route, down to base camp.

Day 12:
Trek from island Peak Base Camp to Chhukung which takes about three hours. Stay overnight at lodge in Chhukung.

Day 13:
Trek from Chhukung to Pangboche (3985m.) After descending along the trail to Chhukung, you continue on to Dingboche for lunch. It is then another couple of hours to the lovely village of Pangboche where you will camp for the night.

Day 14:
Trek from Pangboche to Khumjung (3790m.) and it takes about six hours. In the beginning you trek gradually down path and after crossing Phortse Tenga you trek through a steeply ascending path up to Mongla and then gradually down to Khumjung. Stay overnight at lodge in Khumjung.

Day 15:
Trek Khumjung to Monjo which takes about five hours. Follow a descending path for the entire day. En route, you pass Namche Bazaar. Stay overnight at lodge in Monjo.

Day 16:
Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2800m) which takes about 3 hours. Your final day's trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where you can sample some chhang, try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable trekking experience. Stay overnight at lodge in Lukla.

Day 17:
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.

Day 18:
Departure from Kathmandu. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

Cost includes:

Camping Trek

1. Airport pick up and drop off services
2. 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu with 3 star bed & breakfast
3. Permit fee of Mera Peak 6654 m
4. Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking & Peak climbing period
5. Food: Food for trekking & Peak climbing (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
6. Staff: 1 Base Camp Guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen, 1 climbing guide & necessary porters
7. Local transportation
8. Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight
9. Park fees of Everest region
10. Trekking crews of insurance
11. Trekking allowance, food allowance for trekking crews
12. Our service charge

Lodge Trek (Tea House)

1. Airport pick up and drop off services
2. 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu with 3 star bed & breakfast
3. Permit fee of Mera Peak 6654 m
4. Meal: All meal during the trek best available hotel/lodges or teahouse
5. One experience trekking guide/Climbing Guide & necessary porters
6. Park fees for Everest conservation
7. Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight
8. Insurance for Guide & Porters
9. All accommodation during the trek best available hotel/guesthouses
10. All land transportation
11. Our service charge

Cost does not includes:

1. PERSONAL equipment for climbing
2. Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
3. Climbing food
4. Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
5. Emergency Rescue evacuation
6. Trekking Sleeping bag
7. Personal expenses
8. Tipping (Tips)
9. Bar bills and Beverage
10. Departures taxes


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