Island Peak Climbing

Duration:
17 Days 16 Nights
Category:
Trip Region:
Everest
Grade:
Very Strenuous
Highest Altitude:
6189m
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Description

Island Peak Climbing in Nepal is a challenging and adventurous trek that offers you the natural beauty of the Himalayas. The amazing 17 days trip takes you to the remote Sherpa settlements which are decorated with ancient monasteries like Tengboche monastery and Dingboche monastery. The challenging trail gives you panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other snowy peaks and it finally takes you to the summit of the Island Peak. A tumultuous journey along the snow-laden landscapes where culture and traditions reside is what makes the Island Peak Climbing trip memorable.

The trek is total of 17 days which includes your arrival and departure. You start your journey with a flight to Lukla and start your trek to Phakding. Walk along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River to reach Phakding. Next, you’ll head to Namche Bazaar which will be the acclimatization point. To reach here, we need to get our permits checked at Jorsalle. You’ll explore Namche Bazar which houses the Khumjung monastery and Hotel Everest view. Then, you’ll head to Tengboche monastery followed by next day trek to Dingboche.Our journey goes along the Imja River and the revered Pangboche monastery. With the beautiful view of the Himalayas to keep us company, you’ll head to Lobuche via Dulgha and the Imja valley. Walk on the Khumbu glacier moraine to reach Gorakshep and from here we can see amazing views of Everest, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. We will proceed to the Everest Base Camp and breathe in the picture of Mount Everest. The next day, you’ll head to Kala Patthar for a quick morning view of the mountains. We shall descend to Lobuche and then move forward to Chhukung via the Kongma La Pass. We shall take a much-needed break at Chhukung and then proceed towards the Island Peak by stopping at Island Peak Base camp. After climbing the peak, we make our way towards Pangboche and after scouting the monastery there, we move towards Monjo. Walk again on the banks of Dudh Koshi to reach Lukla and head back to Kathmandu where this trip will end.

We, Alpine Adventure Team, provide experienced guides, climbers and porters for the Island Peak Climbing trip or any other trip. We also provide you with transportation and accommodation facilities to make the trip much easier. Travel with us to fully get your money’s worth.

Trip highlights:
• Spectacular views of the mountains of Khumbu region like Everest, Ama Dablam, and Nuptse from the top of Island Peak
• Exploration of the remote Sherpa settlements of Chhukung, Lobuche, and Monjo
• Visit the Buddhist monasteries like Tengboche monastery, Pangboche monastery, and Dingboche monastery along the way

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
On the first day, you will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport where you will be treated by our representative. You will then be guided towards your accommodation. You will have an orientation of the trek and climb. Then, you will be given a list of gears and equipment you need on your trek. You will prepare for your trek and have a good rest. Night stay at Kathmandu.

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m and trek to Phakding 2610m
After breakfast, your journey starts with a scenic flight to Lukla from Tribhuvan International Airport. Then, your actual trek starts from Lukla to Phakding, which is the first stop of the trek. It is the small village that lies in the Khumbu region next to the Dudh Koshi River. It is a short hike along the well-paved trail and amazing views of Ama Dablam. Night stay at Phakding.

Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m
As you walk through the beautiful pine forests, you will head towards Namche Bazaar. The trail goes along the Dudh Koshi River and through fir, pine and juniper forests. You cross some suspension bridges including Hillary Bridge, which is the highest among them. Continuing on trial, you reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park which is the gateway to Mount Everest. You will get your permits checked in Jorsale and head towards Namche. Namche Bazaar is the main trading center of this region. Night stay in Namche Bazaar.

Day 4: Acclimatization Day
This day is spent on adjusting your body to the high altitude and climate. Instead of wasting the day, you are recommended to explore the village and observe the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the people. You can also visit the local museum, and if you are interested in the hike you can go to Khumjung village and visit the famous monastery of Khumjung. You can have a nice view of Mt. Everest from the Everest view hotel. Night stay in Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tengboche 3860m
After having a nice rest you will head towards Tengboche, which is famous for the Tengboche monastery. With few ups and downs in the way, you can spot wildlife too. You get magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and many more. You pass Kyangjuma and reach Sansa, which is a major trail junction to the Gokyo village and Everest Base Camp. Crossing the bridge over Dudh Koshi River, you stop at Phunki Tenga. After a little climb from there, you reach Tengboche, which has the most important mystery in the Everest region. Night stay in Tengboche.

Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche 4410m
With the constant views of Himalayas, you leave Tengboche and start off to Dingboche. You visit the monastery and start your trek on easy trails through the forest. The trail heads down to Deboche crossing Imja River and you’ll climb up to Pangboche. You can visit the Pangboche monastery too. As you reach Dingboche, you can see the fields of barley, potatoes and also the grazing animals. Night stay in Dingboche.

Day 7: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche 4910m
The next destination of your journey is Lobuche. The trail heads up and is steep as you reach the foot of Khumbu glacier. You pass Dulgha where you can find a teahouse for lunch. Later, you’ll ascend to Chupki Lhara where we can find prayer flags and stones in the memory of Sherpas and climbers. The trail continues to the Khumbu glacier moraine from where you get nice views of Khumbutse, Lingtren, and Pumori, etc. Night stay in Lobuche.

Day 8: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep 5140m and explore to Everest Base Camp 5364m
You head to Gorak Shep from Lobuche on the trail to Everest Base camp. The walk becomes difficult due to the high altitude and thin air. You pass through streams, dunes, and moraine on the way to base camp. On the Everest base camp, you can see many tents of mountaineers that are colorful. You can see many prayer flags and a stack of stones. You get views of Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori from the base camp. After spending some time at the base camp, you’ll head back to Gorak Shep. Night stay in Gorak Shep.

Day 9: Hike to Kala Patthar 5550m and trek from Gorak Shep to Lobuche 4910m
This day, you’ll head to Kala Patthar for a close-up view of Mt. Everest. You’ll have to start early if you are to catch the amazing sunrise that illuminates the landscape. From here, you’ll get views of other mountains and Khumbu glacier. After spending some time there, you’ll then head back to Lobuche via Gorakshep. You’ll then prepare for your trek to Island Peak base camp. Night stay in Lobuche.

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Chhukhung 4730m via Kongma La Pass 5535m
After breakfast, you’ll head to Kongma La pass via Khumbu glacier. The climb to Kongma La pass is the most challenging and toughest aspect of this trek. The pass is marked by cairn wrapped in prayer flags. From the pass, you’ll descend towards the Imja river valley. Furthermore, you’ll descend towards Chhukhung now. Chhukhung is a small summer settlement for the locals. After you reach Chhukhung, you’ll prepare for the climb and check the gears and equipment. Night stay in Chhukhung.

Day 11: Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp 4970m
The trail is a bit steep on the way to the Island peak base camp. First, you’ll climb south and then head to the east that takes you to the mainline of the valley. Then, the trail goes along the southern flank of Lhotse glacier. Next comes a smooth path that goes along a streamside. After a short trek, you’ll then reach the Island peak base camp. You’ll have a little pre-climb training before night rest. Night stay in Base camp.

Day 12: Summit Island Peak 6189m and back to Base Camp 4970m
Finally, the day to climb to the summit has arrived. You wake up early around 1 am so that you reach the summit before noon since the wind is strong in the afternoon. You have to climb more than 1000 meters to get to the summit of Island peak. The path is initially sandy and then turns to grass before you hit the fragments of rock. The trail becomes narrow and steep as you climb up the hill. As you reach the summit glacier, you’ll need to use the ropes and gears to climb. You will also need to climb ladders to cross crevasses to head to the summit. You can see nice views of Everest, Lhotse and other mountains from the top. After a short interval of time, you’ll head back to base camp and can celebrate. Night stay in base camp.

Day 13: Trek from Island Base Camp to Pangboche 3930m
You’ll retrace your path back to Pangboche from the Island base camp. Along the streamside and glacier, you reach Chhukhung. Cross the Kongma La pass once again to arrive at Lobuche. The descending trail now leads us to Pangboche. We shall take a much-deserved rest here. Night stay in Pangboche.

Day 14: Trek from Pangboche to Monjo 2835m
From Pangboche, you return back to Monjo. It is a small village that is near to Phakding. It lies just below the Sagarmatha National Park. You will cross the Tengboche monastery and reach Namche Bazaar. After having lunch in Namche bazar and buying souvenirs, you’ll head to Monjo. Night stay in Monjo.

Day 15: Trek from Monjo to Lukla 2840m
From Monjo, we retrace our steps back to Phakding. The downward trail takes us down the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. After spending some time at Phakding, we head back to Lukla. You can celebrate your success in a better way and prepare for the return flight. You can also visit some markets and restaurants in Lukla. Night stay in Lukla.

Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
You’ll fly back to Kathmandu on a scenic flight from Lukla. The flight lasts for about 40 minutes and portrays the beauty of the Khumbu region. After reaching Kathmandu, you can go on a short sightseeing trip around the valley. You can buy some momentous and have delicious lunch in better hotels and restaurants. You’ll then prepare for your return. Night stay in Kathmandu.

Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu
After a short farewell program and breakfast, you’ll drive back to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled return flight.

Location

Cost Details

Our Peak Climbing Package Cost includes;
* Kathmandu Int’l Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private vehicle as per group size.
* 2 nights Accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at standard hotel in Kathmandu.
* Round trip flight ticket from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu and airport tax.
* 3 Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trekking period.
* Best possible lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek and tented camp during the climbing period.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their foods, accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* All ground transportation by private vehicle.
* Sagarmatha National Park Permit.
* Island Peak Climbing Permit and Garbage Deposit.
* Climbing guide/Sherpa equipment charge.
* Camping Equipment (Tents, Mattress and kitchen utensils) during climbing period.
* All necessary other permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.

Our Peak Package Cost does not include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast in hotel.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Kathmandu, Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver…

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