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Island Peak Climbing

Overview

The government of Nepal officially allowed the permit to 33 peaks of Nepal which can be climbed. Island Peak (6192 m.) is the most popular peak and also the most beautiful peak. There is no season restriction for the climbing in this peak as it is open for all the season around the year. The peak in local people is famous as an Imja Tse peak. The British team had successfully climbed this Island peak back in 1953 and since then numerous climbers have successfully completed the summit of Island Peak Climbing. The major attractions and reason behind the Island peak climbing are because the climbing in this peak is considered as the acclimatisation peak climbing before climbing the higher peaks. Island Peak climbing starts from Island Peak Base camp. The itinerary of Island Peak Climbing follows the Everest Base Camp Trek.

The Peregrine Treks team takes you to the Island Peak Base Camp via the amazing Everest Base Camp Trekking trail encountering the various attractions in the Namche Bazaar, Lukla, Tengboche and Phakding. The peak gives you the comfortable ride of the peak and treats you with the stunning scenery of the major attractions of the Khumbu region.  If the peak can be referred to an Island in a glacial ocean than the mainland forms a semicircle of cliffs that rise in the north to the summit of Nuptse, Lhotse middle peak and Lhotse. To the east, rising above the frozen waves of the Lhotse glacier, Cho pole beyond which can be seen the red granite mass of Makalu (8475m/ 27805ft). To the south of the Imja and Baruntse and the Amphu peaks lead the eye to the magnificent summit of Ama Dablam, which is like a giant sea

Come and be the part of this amazing journey to the Himalayas. Make your own memory tale about the heroic summit of the peak. Peregrine Treks Team would definitely help you fulfilling your climbing dream.

 

Island Peak Climbing Itinerary & Other Details

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): trip preparation

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar from Phakding (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours

Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche from Namche Bazaar (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours

Day 07: Trek to Pheriche from Tengboche (4,200m/13,776ft): 4-5 hours

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche  from Pheriche (4,930m/16,170ft): 5-6 hours

Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep from Lobuche (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft): 6-7 hours

Day 10: Trek to Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep (5545m/18,192ft) and back to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft): 7-8 hours

Day 11: Trek to Kongma La from Lobuche (5,535m/18,159ft) to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 6-7 hours

Day 12: Chhukung to Island Peak base camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours

Day 13: Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp

Day 14: Island Peak base camp to Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft),back to base camp: 10-12 hours

Day 15: Trek to Pangboche from Island Base Camp 3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours

Day 16: Trek down to Namche Bazaar from Pangboche (3,440m/11,286ft): 4-5 hours

Day 17:  Trek down to Lukla from Namche Bazaar (2,800m/9,186ft): 6-7 hours

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Day 19: Final Departure to your destination


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Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Our airport representative will be waiting for you in front of the arrival gate on your arrival to pick you up with your name tag and company holding board. Then transfer to the Hotel at Thamel driving by private vehicle about 25 to 30 minutes. You will get free time after your checking in the room or you may walk on the tourist hub Thamel Street. At the evening you will get information about your trip and introduce with guide. Dinner plan will be set up in the Nepali restaurant with the cultural show. Overnight at the Hotel

Day 02

Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): trip preparation

After breakfast you would be taken to the sightseeing tour in the world heritage site Kakhmandu valley such as Pashupatinath Hindu Temple, Boudanath Buddhist stupa, Syambhunath monkey temple and Kathmandu durbar Square. And back to the Hotel to prepare your things for the trip. Overnight in the Hotel

Day 03

Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

After breakfast you are taken to the Tribhuban domestic airport to fly Lukla Tensing Hilary Airport with the beautiful landscape cinerary form the airstrip. It is breathing taking flight to Lukla and then your guide would be busy to arrange porter and your luggage. Finally we start our trekking walking on the paved stone steps through the rhododendron Jungle. Today we cross many Sherpa village, sputa and well painted stone.
The first view of the snow-capped mountain is visible today on the way nearby suspension bridge. It is three hours walking today then overnight in the Lodge with fallboard meal.

Day 04

Trek to Namche Bazaar from Phakding (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours

We start our trekking crossing the suspension bridge at the begging and walk more than one hour to reach the Benkar village where is waterfall and the view of Thamserku (6008m) is visible. We will have a cup of tea or short rest then continue to Monjo where Sagarmatha National Parek check post is. We will entry our permit here and descend to the Joresalle for the lunch. After lunch cruses the suspension bridge and start sandy rock trail in the river side. The trails steep up about two and half hours after cross the suspension Hilary Bridge to reach the Namche. It is capital of the Sherpa people where you can have the superb view of surrounding snow-capped mountains. Overnight in Lodge with full board meal

Day 05

Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day

It is highly recommend having acclimatization day in such an altitude according to the health expert so we have rest day here. You can have long sleep if you want but try to come out early morning to see the clear view of mountains because it is more possible to have clear view.
After late breakfast, we climbed to the Everest view Hotel where is the panoramic view of the Surroundings Mountains such as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and more. You will make some shoots here in your group and descend to the same lodge for the night.

Day 06

Trek to Tengboche from Namche Bazaar (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours

After you breakfast, we climb the stone steps for half an hour then starts the level walking the the beautiful mountain views for two more hour. The trails descend down to the Phungi Thanka through the forest where we will have the lunch beside the river. Now the trail climbs up after lunch about more than two hours to the Tengboche monastery. It is the biggest monastery in Everest region and the Ama Dablam Mountain is closer from here. Overnight in the lodge with full board meal

Day 07

Trek to Pheriche from Tengboche (4,200m/13,776ft): 4-5 hours

The trail descends to the Deboche for half an hour and start flat land walking. We cross the suspension bridge and the trail climbs to the Pangboche village which is known as the village of mountain climbers. It is wide open valley with the lots of trekking lodges. We walk one more hour to the Somare for the lunch. After lunch, the climbing becomes more and harder because of the high altitude to reach the Pheriche. Overnight in the lodge

Day 08

Trek to Lobuche from Pheriche (4,930m/16,170ft): 5-6 hours

Today, first one hour of leveled walk is relatively easy through Yak herder’s shelters and grazing land. Then the trail climbs up hill to the Dukla for one hour and half. It is quite early to have lunch here so we will have a cup of tea and continue climbing an hour to reach the Thukla Kugh-La Pass 4620m, where you can visit the memorials of the fame climbers who died in the Everest Expedition. You can see Scott Fisher and Babu Chiri Sherpa’s memorial wall. The trail fallows by the Khumbu Glacier for an hour to Lobuche. Overnight at the Lodge with full board meal

Day 09

Trek to Gorak Shep from Lobuche (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft): 6-7 hours

The first one hour of the leveled trail is easy but very cold in the morning then you climb for half an hour to catch the Mt. Pumori glacial moraines all the way to Gorakshep. We will take the room and have lunch then start your lifetime Everest Base Camp.
Two and half hour of up and down walking will take you to the EBC on the glacial moraines which is extended from Khumbu icefall. At the Base Camp witness the colourful tent of Everest climbers. You can make some pictures and back to Ghorakshep for another two hours to sleep.

Day 10

Day 10: Early morning climb to Kala Patther and trek back to Dingboche

You should be preparing last night; you flash light, Camera, Water bottle… for this morning. Early morning at around 4 o’clock we weak up and start to climb Kalapather in the dark. It takes about around three hours to reach the point. Kalapather is in front of the Mt. Everest and its neighboring mountains with fabulous jaw-dropping mountains and glacial view. You can make more pictures here and descend to the Lodge for the breakfast. Then continue descend to the Dingboche in the same route which you used last day. It takes four to five hours. Dengboche is the wide open valley with the tourist Lodge offering good food and rooms.

Day 11

Dingboche to Chuckung (4700m)

After our early breakfast, we will have short hike up to the Chuckung (4700m) for three hours. We will have the lunch here and will get climbing equipment. Your guide will introduce about the climbing gears and will have the free time. Dinner plan will be in the tea house then overnight in the lodge.

Day 12

Chhukung to Island Peak base camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours

Your crew will be busy for packing up all the gears and load on Yaks. But you will get some training about ladder crossing before heading off the Island Peak Base Camp. Depending on how long it takes to be preparing, we will have the early lunch before we start. The ascending trails takes about three to four hours to reach Island Peak Base Camp. You can get and amazing views of glacier and Imja Valley from Base Camp where you spend your night for today.

Day 13

Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp

Today is rest or acclimatization day where your climbing guide will give you extra training and set up rope to be sure and build up your confidence. Climbing guide will also re check up the final climbing gears then second night sleep in Base Camp.

Day 14

Island Peak base camp to Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft),back to base camp: 10-12 hours

We will weak up early in the morning at 12 o’ clock and have breakfast before we start to climb. It is important to reach the summit before noon because of the strong wind in the afternoon would be barrier for a successful summit. The trail ascends up beyond the base camp for four hundred miters before striking off the steep roof. The sandy path starts and turns to the grass to the bolder strewn. Once we ascend up the hill then narrow slop then the trail enters a steep rock ridgeline from where start exhilarating and expose traverse of the summit. Your guide will fix the rope when it needs. A snow steep slope about 400 meter trail takes long time but it is depends on the snow season and crevasse. We cross the three to four meter crevasses using ladder to reach the successful summit.

Then takes some pictures and descend to the base camp to celebrate the lunch and back to Chooking for the night.

Day 15

Trek to Pangboche from Island Base Camp 3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours

We make clean our camp and pack up our luggage then load up to the Yak then trek down to the Pangboche. It is short and easy walk. Today’s lunch will be at Dingboche and descend to the camp at Pangboche. Overnight in Lodge

Day 16

Trek down to Namche Bazaar from Pangboche (3,440m/11,286ft): 4-5 hours

After our breakfast, we descend to the Tengboche with the back drop view of Mt. Everest and its neighboring mountain. We can have lunch here and descend to Phungi Thanka for one hour and cruss the suspension bridge and ascend about two hours then walk in the level trail with the splendid view of mountain arrive to Namche for the night.

Day 17

Trek down to Lukla from Namche Bazaar (2,800m/9,186ft): 6-7 hours

Today is the last day to see the splendid view of mountain so we take some photos before we start our walking. First one hour is steep down to the Hilary bridge and one more hour to the Monjo where we show our permits and entry here. Then walk to the Phakding for the Lunch. After lunch we continue to the Lukla for the last couple of hours in the easy trail. Once you arrive the Lukla your porter will say bye so give some gratitude. Overnight at the lodge

Day 18

Fly back to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

If possible we will have the first flight because of the possible delay flight or cancel because of bad weather condition. You can have rest time at the hotel or time for shopping. Overnight at Hotel

Day 19

Final Departure to your destination

Three hours early we will drop up you at the airport. Today is the time to bye. Once you arrive your home make your plan for your next trip with us and share your pictures and trekking video in social media with our company profile.

Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop and transfer to hotel
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Hotel in Kathmandu, teahouses in trekking and tented accommodation in climbing
  • Meals during Trekking and climbing period
  • All ground transportation as per our itinerary by private vehicles
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking climbing guide, cook, assistant climbing leader (5trekkers 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • All necessary paperwork like trekking permits and climbing permit
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag have to return after trip completion)
  • Mountaineering camping and climbing equipment high-quality equipment like North Face or Mountain Hardwar tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipment
  • Travel and rescue arrangements provide
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • All government and local taxes

Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (15 days: USD 25, 1 month: USD 40, 3 month: USD 100)
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain because of any reason.
  • Altitude chamber or oxygen
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide on your request
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills, mineral/boiled water, shower, etc
  • Tips for trekking and climbing crew member
Island Climbing Map
 

Trip Facts

Destination:Nepal
Duration:19 days
Group Size:2-12 pax
Arrival on:Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu
Departure:Kathmandu
Max Altitude:Summit 6189 m.
Difficulty:Tough
Accomodation:3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Bed During Trekking

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