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Island Peak climbing

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Duration
17 days
Max. Elevation
6165m
Group size
1+
Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
Flight to Lukla & all ground transportation as per the itinerary.
Best Season
Spring (March-early June) and Autumn (September – November).
Accomodation
3-star hotel in Kathmandu /Lodge & Tent during the trek.
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu / Lunch & Dinner as per the itinerary.
Starts at
kathmandu
Ends at
kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding-Namche Bazaar-Tengboche-Dingboche-Chhukung-chhukung Ri-Chhukung-Island Peak Basecamp-Summit-Pangboche-Namche bazaar-Lukla-Kathmandu.

Highlights

    • Stunning views of some of the world's highest peaks.
    • Opportunity to experience the culture, lifestyle & tradition of the Sherpa people.
    • Breath-taking landmarks of Everest Basecamp, kala-patthar, and Gorakshep.
    • The trail of the trip is thrilling which is one of the very adventurous and unique experiences and highlights of the trip.

Overview

With an abundance of tall, snow-capped peaks and mountains for adventure and expedition for adventure lovers, Island Peak is one of those destinations. The island peak lies in the Everest Region of Nepal, one of the greatest and best trekking regions in the world. The island peak expedition offers some amazingly stunning glimpses and views of mountains like nowhere else in the world. Peak climbing by nature in itself is a very adventurous and physically demanding activity, but since the island peak is situated at an elevation comparatively lower than other peaks, which is 6160m, it provides the best peak climbing experience for beginners with a minimal level of strain on the body. The peak was originally called Imja-Tse for the beautiful view that it offers of a rock encircled by snowcapped mountains and glaciers. The trekking trip to the island peak's basecamp will lead the travelers to one of the best, most attractive, and most challengingly beautiful trekking routes in the Khumbu region that Nepal has to offer adventure lovers. The route is filled with countless attractions of nature and manifestations, which we'll encounter on our way to the island peak's basecamp, one of which is the Sherpa community, which we'll be going across while on our route. Sceneries of beautiful snow-covered landscapes and glacial structures can be seen on the way. There are small tea-houses managed by the local family of the region specifically , which also serves as an attraction, we'll also be visiting Buddhist monastery, which has been a historic landmark people prefer to visit due to it's historic importance.

Important Note


USEFUL TIPS IN SAVING ENERGY 

  • For the camera, extra batteries.
  • 5,000–10,000 mah power bank.
  • The solar charger, as well as the solar lamp, are both eco-friendly (luminaid lamps).
  • Using a gadget with low brightness, GPS, and wi-fi turned off when necessary helps save energy.

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Tribhuban International Airport, you'll be received by one of our representatives, and afterwards, you'll be driven to the hotel on a private ride. where you can freshen up, and afterward, you'll be served food per the time of day or your preference, and you'll get the time to stroll around. In the evening after dinner, you'll be visited by your guide and given an outline of the trip.

Max. altitude

(1,400 m/4,593 ft)

Accomodation

3 star hotel

Meals

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Today your trip officially starts, and you begin it after your breakfast. You'll be heading to the domestic terminal for your flight to Lukla in a private vehicle. The trip is about 40 minutes long, and while on the flight, you'll get to enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains, forest, and villages. Upon landing at the airport, you'll get some time to rest, after which you'll begin your trip by trekking for about 3–4 hours. At the end of the day, you'll be served dinner at the lodge where you'll be staying overnight.

Max. altitude

Lukla (2,840 m/9,317 ft)

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Lunch and Dinner

The trip of the day starts and we'll be heading to a residential area in the Khumbu region. On the way, we'll also go across the numerous suspension bridges over rivers, and moving forward, we'll be traversing across several pine forests before finally getting to the Namche. Namche is a very beautiful residence from which, on a clear day, we can get to witness the view of the majestic Mount Everest. Moving forward on a 6-hour trip, we'll reach Namche Bazaar, where our trip for the day stops, and we'll unwind, have dinner at the lodge, and stay overnight.

Max. altitude

(3,440 m/11,286 ft)

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Lunch and Dinner

Namche Bazaar is at a higher elevation, which requires people to take time for acclimatization to continue the next-day trip properly. So, after breakfast, you'll take time to stroll around the streets and get to know the locals and their lifestyle, flora, fauna, and many other things possible so your body can adapt itself to the environment and you'll have eased the upcoming day. After your day activities are completed you'll get to lodge for dinner and stay overnight.

Max. altitude

(3,440 m/11,286 ft)

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Lunch and Dinner

Today we'll be heading for the Tengboche, which is a moderate-level trek with minor bumps along the trail. The route offers beautiful views of mountain peaks like Ama Damblam, Mt. Everest, and many other mountain peaks.

We'll be visiting the Tenboche monastery, which is the biggest monastery in the region of Everest, and continuing further ahead by traversing through multiple pine forests. Upon reaching Tangboche, we'll unwind, have dinner, and talk about the upcoming day. Overnights will also be spent at the lodge.

Max. altitude

(3,860 m/12,598 ft)

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Lunch and Dinner

Our next destination moving ahead on our trip is Dingboche. The trip to this offers a beautiful view of monasteries and local settlements, which comes after going through a lush, dense woodland of Rhohdodenron.

As the trail continues towards Dingboche, a vibrant field of wheat plants and hamlets will be visible. Upon arriving at Dingboche, we'll have dinner at the lodge and spend the night there.

Max. altitude

(4,410 m/13,582 ft)

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Lunch and Dinner

The altitude has risen a bit more, and we're slightly at a higher elevation than the day before, so it's important that we hold on for a day to acclimatize so our body gets more ease the coming day on trail. So for the duration we acclimate, we'll be visiting local artefacts and sites, which include religious landmarks such as monasteries and local restaurants, and having lunch in the local restaurant. Just as the activity for the day gets completed, we'll head towards the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Max. altitude

(4,410 m/13,582 ft)

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Lunch and Dinner

we'll begin our trek to Chukkung. On the way to Chhukung, we'll get through the fields surrounded by stone walls of typical style. Moving ahead on this day of the trip, we'll get to witness the beautiful glaciers and glacial mountains. We'll get to witness the beautiful Sherpa Valley encircled by mountains like Lhotse and Ama-Dablam. The view that you'll get to witness from the village of Chhukung is breathtaking. The dinner and accommodation for today will be facilitated at a local lodge.

Max. altitude

(4,730 m/15,518 ft)

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Lunch and Dinner

Today we'll head for our trip towards the island peak. On-route, we'll get to witness the beautiful views of the several mountain peaks, and upon arrival at the base camp, we'll acquire the equipment. The basecamp will offer you one of the most unforgettable views and moments of your life, which is the view of Mount Lhotse, Makalu, Island Peak, and Mount Cho-Oyu. You'll be helped with the working mechanism and usage of the equipment by the instructor, after which we'll stay overnight in the camp to get going for the experience the next day.

Max. altitude

(5,200 m/17,060 ft)

Accomodation

Camp/Tent

Meals

Lunch and Dinner

After having acclimatized the prior day by being at the base camp, today we'll be continuing our trip. , we'll ascend in the morning and try to get to the summit, as the weather is unpredictable most of the time. After we get to the summit, you'll get to witness a beautiful view, which will be once in a lifetime for many people. Before the weather runs out of clarity, we'll be heading back to Basecamp for our overnight stay.

Max. altitude

(6,160m/20,209 ft)

Accomodation

Camp/Tent

Meals

Lunch and Dinner

Today is the time for the descent, we'll begin our descent down to Pangboche. The trip might not be easy forever, depending on several factors but it's for sure that the trip today is comparatively easier than the previous day.

Max. altitude

(4410 m/14,468 ft)

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Lunch and Dinner

On this trip, we’ll be heading toward Namche Bazaar. The trip to Namche starts after we have lunch of the day at the Tengboche, from where we get forward to the hillside covered by a thick density of vibrant rhododendron flowers and the trees of juniper plants. Upon going across the Dudh-Koshi River, our trail will lead us to the Dudh-Koshi gorge, descending gradually through the pinewoods before we reach Sansa. The forest there has some unique wildlife, such as snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while we were on the trail crossing through the forests. We’ll keep heading forward until we get to the Namche Bazaar, where lies the standpoint of the army and our trip for the day comes to an end.

Max. altitude

(3,340 m/11,286 ft)

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Lunch and Dinner

The trail of the trip on this day takes us downhill, as we'll be walking ahead with much-needed caution, battling against the rugged surface of the trail but on the bright side, after crossing the bridge over the Dudh-koshi river along with its tributaries, the trail gets better and easier. Upon our arrival at the lukla, we'll wind down, get refreshed from the weariness of the trip and stay overnight in the lukla.

Max. altitude

2610m/ 8,562ft

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Lunch and Dinner

Today we'll get onto a flight heading to Kathmandu. Upon our arrival at Kathmandu, you'll be driven to your respective hotel and get time to freshen up and get served lunch as per the time of the day. After some hours of rest, in the evening we'll get on the streets and visit local souvenir shops or you might as well get a taste of some street food delicacies if you wish to. After we complete roaming, we'll get back to the hotel, where you'll be served a delightful dinner.

Max. altitude

(1,400 m/4,593 ft)

Accomodation

3 star hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

So, today is officially your last day here in Nepal. In the early morning, you'll be served breakfast, following which our delegate will take your opinions regarding the trip and will guide you on your way to the airport on a private ride 3 hours before your scheduled flight as per the regulation.

Max. altitude

(1,400 m/4,593 ft)

Meals

Breakfast
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Includes

    • Arrival & Departure: Airport-Hotel transfer-Airport (Private pickup & Drop).
    • 3* Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
    • Welcome and farewell dinner.
    • Permits: All necessary paperwork, Mera Peak climbing permit.
    • Trekking Map.
    • Flight from Kathmandu-Lukla.
    • Licensed and experienced guide.
    • Insurance.
    • Medical Kit.
    • All applicable government taxes.

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare.
    • personal expenses: Souvenir purchase, soft/hard drinks.
    • Emergency helicopter evacuation.
    • Extra night accommodation (in case of flight delay or any other causes).
    • Extra expenses not included in the itinerary.
    • Tipping.
    • Extra expenses incurred due to natural causes or unavoidable circumstances.

Equipment List

  • Water-proof trekking bag of 40–50 liters of capacity and rucksack or duffel bag (if your backpack is not enough for all your items and you need a porter).
  • a sleeping bag and a sleeping bag liner.
  • trekking stick/poles.
  • Crampons (if trekking in the winter months of January and February)
  • LED head torch or solar lamp (the Luminaid Nepal lamp is the best as it is solar-powered and also very portable).
  • plug adapters, charging appliances, and spare batteries for the gadgets and appliances you're carrying.
  • pocket knifes
  • Travel wallet

CLOTHING 

  • A pair of waterproof shoes or hiking boots.
  • A pair of flip-flops.
  • 2 sets of thermals.
  • 5–6 pairs of long-sleeved shirts or tops.
  • 3 fleece jumpers or a set of tracksuits.
  • Light-weight, water-proof rain jacket and pants.
  • Neck gaiter, leg warmer, and a packet of pocket hand warmers.
  • Pairs of inner and outer grooves,
  • Knitted hat, sun-cap, beanie, or bandana
  • Glacier sunglasses or eyeshade.

TOILETRIES

  • Rolls of toilet paper, wet wipes, and tissue.
  • medium-sized quick-drying towels.
  • toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • hand-sanitizers.
  • sunscreen, lip balm, and body lotions.
  • portable mirror, shampoo, and soaps.

FIRST-AID KIT (PERSONAL)

  • Anti-biotics
  • painkillers, ibuprofen, aspirin, and Nicole
  • sanitary pads.
  • bandages.
  • anti-inflammatory spray.
  • anti-diarrhea pills or dehydration powder.
  • anti-nausea tablets.
  • altitude-sickness tablets
  • water-purifying tablets or electrolyte powder 

ESSENTIAL BACKPACKS FOR TRIP

  • Airlines tickets with an itinerary
  • travel insurance and policy documents
  • valid passport
  • copies of passport
  • PP-sized photos
  • Nepalese cash
  • Travel permits

Frequently Asked Questions

Spring & Autumn are the best time for island peak climbing.

The climber must know how to use crampons and ropes along with other mountaineering and expedition skills of basic levels and knowledge about moving on icy surfaces and blizzard conditions.

The climber must have a technical skill in using ropes walking on icy surfaces and using tools like ice axes and harnesses. The route to the peak is hard in a way that requires the climber to be in the best physical condition possible.

The network service is provided by Ntc/Ncell. The coverage provided by this phone is limited which is why the service of satellite phone will be offered during the time of need.

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