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Island Peak Climbing – 17 Days

Island Peak Climbing – 17 Days Island Peak Climbing – 17 Days

Trip Description


Island Peak is wounderful trekking and climbing takes you into the heart of the Khumbu, Gokyo (4,750m) and Everest Base Camp (5,357m). An ascent of Gokyo Ri (5483m) and Kala Pathar (5,545m), is good acclimatization and gives you magnificent close-up views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and much more. You will cross  Chola pass (5,5420) one of the popular pass of the Everest region.Island Peak (6,179m) is one of the main climbing peaks of the Everestregion. The mountain was named “Island Peak” in 1952 AD due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an Island on a sea of ice. It was renamed “Imje Tse” in the early ’80s, though its original name is still more popular. Island Peak has an impressive, highly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier.
A short half hour flight will be undertaken from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport . Start your trekking through the Solu Khumbu, capital of Sherpa. A full day rest will follow at the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar. On that day, a hike for acclimatization is possible to Khumjung and everst view hotel and  then back to Namche. You will continue trek to Gokyo and climb the Gokyo Peak for the wonderful views of Himalayas and then follow a high pass of Chola (5,420m). Ascending the glacial valley and continuing up to reach Gorak Shep. You will hike to Kala Pathar (5,545m), a shelf at the foot of Mt. Pumori, is well rewarded with the entire view of the south face of Mt. Everest. After visiting the Everest Base Camp (5,357m) trail descends and you will take a shortcut through Kongma La (5,535m) to Chhukung. After a day of walking from Chhukung you will reach the Island peak base camp to prepare for your attempt at the peak.  You will endeavor the summit (6,179m) after one night at the High Camp perched on the South West Ridge where magnificent vistas of the Khumbu can be seen from the top. Island Peak is easy and common so most of the visitor from the world is willing to go there. The journey came to conclusion at Lukla airstrip from where you will fly back to Kathmandu in the morning.


What's Included ?

 

  • -Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van / Bus.
  • -2 nights accommodation with breakfast hotel in Kathmandu as per above program.
  • -1 highly experienced trekking guide and climbing guide and required number of porters and their food, wages, equipments, insurance etc.
  • -All camping gears including two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tents, mattresses for island peak
  • – Island peak climbing permit.
  • -Round Trip domestic flight Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu
  • – Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS).
  • -Sagarmatha National Park permit.
  • -Government taxes.

What is not included ?

  • -Nepal Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • -Meals whilst in Kathmandu
  • -International air fare to and from Nepal.
  • -Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
  • -Equipment is not included for Island peak but you can hire all necessary equipments in Chhukung. It cost USD 60/ person to hire eqipments.
  • -Hot Shower during the Trekking.
  • -Hot water during the trekking.
  • -Tips for guide and porters.

Day 01: Arrival

Your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport(TIA)and you will be meet our airport representative then transfer to hotel. We will discuss the trekking plan and last minute arrangements.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla

From Kathmandu, early morning fly to Lukla(2886m) and trek to Phakding. (2610m). Flight 30 minutes and walking 3 hours. overnight at Lodge.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m). Walking for 6 hours. overnight at Lodge.

Day 04: Rest Day

Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. walking 5 hours, overnight at Lodge.

Day 05: Namche to Tengboche

Trek from Namche to Tengboche(3867m). walking 5 hours. overnight at Lodge.

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche(4410m). walking 6 hours, overnight at Lodge.

Day 07: Rest day

Acclimatization day at Dingbuche. walking 6 hours, overnight at Lodge.

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuje

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuje(4910m). walking 5 hours, overnight at Lodge.

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep

Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5153m).Gorakshep to continue trek to Everest base camp and overnight at Gorakshep. Walking 7 hours. overnight at Lodge.

Day 10: Hike up to Kalapathar

Early in the morning hike up to kalapathar (5,545m) for wonderful Himalayan scenery including Mt. Everest( 8,848m) , Mt.Lhotse, (8,516n) Mt. Nuptse, (7855m), Mt.Pumori (7161m,)Mt. Changaste( 7550m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku ( 6,723m) , Mt. Kantega (6,979m), Mt. Kusum Khangaru ( 6,367m) , Mt. Kongde (6,011m), Mt. Cholaste (6,335m), back to Gorakshep continue trek to Dingboche (4410m) Walking 6 hours. overnight at Lodge.

Day 11: Dingboche to Island peak base camp

Trek from Dingboche to Island peak base camp (5,087) , our climbing guide will teach you climbing skills. walking 6 hours. Overnight at O/N Tented Camp.

Day 12: Island peak

Early in the morning , our climbing guide will take for island peak (6,189m) summit on Island peak and back to Island peak base camp. walking/climbing 7 hours. Overnight at O/N Tented Camp.

Day 13: Re-summit the island peak

If incase, bad weather than our climbing guide will take to you for re-summit the island peak , back to island peak base camp and back to Dingboche. overnight at Lodge.

Day 14: Dingboche to Namche Bazaar

Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m). walking 7 hours, overnight at Lodge.

Day 15: Namche to Lukla

Trek from Namche to Lukla (2,886m). walking 7 hours, overnight at Lodge.

Day 16: Back to Kathmandu

Early morning flight to Kathmandu. overnight at hotel. Celebration dinner.

Day 17: Departure

Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.

Start Date Availability Trip Cost Booking
2019-10-13 Guaranteed USD 1212 Book Now
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Storm T. Frederiksen

Value For Money

<p>All aspects of the organisation with the offices were handled in a professional way speedy replies to emails and very accurate information, very easy to do business with. Our guide and the team of porters did a good jump always happy and an outstanding mountaineering guide<br /> Thank You Great Everest Trek memories of a life time and I will return again.</p>

USD 1212

per person (All inclusive price)
best price guaranteed
Activities Peak climbing
Destination Nepal
Difficulty Challanging
Max Elevation 6,189 m
Transport Flight/Private Van or Tourist Bus
Group Size 2+
Best Season Spring (April and May), Summer (June, July and August) and Autumn (September, October and November)
Trip Start Kathmandu
Trip End Kathmandu