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Island Peak Climbing

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  • Duration17 Days
  • Meals:16 Breakfast, 13 Lunch and 14 Dinner
  • Accommodation:3 star Hotel at Kathmandu
  • Best Season: Mar - May and Sep - Nov
  • Trip Grade:Technical

Overview

Island Peak Climbing attracts adventure enthusiasts for its perfect mix of challenge and stunning scenery. This Himalayan peak offers a unique blend of conquering heights and enjoying the natural beauty of the Khumbu region. From exploring lively Sherpa villages to visiting spiritual sites like Tengboche, the journey is rich in diverse experiences. Acclimatization days provide a chance to soak in the breathtaking views of Mt. Everest. 

From the summit of Island Peak (Imja Tse) at 6,189 meters, adventurers are treated to a breathtaking panorama including Mount Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,485m), Nuptse, Amphu Gyabjen, and Baruntse, offering an unforgettable Himalayan experience.

Island Peak Climbing isn’t just a physical adventure; it’s a holistic journey that combines cultural exploration, natural wonders, and the thrill of reaching a Himalayan summit. For those seeking an unforgettable experience, this expedition promises a memorable and rewarding adventure in simple terms.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you’ll be warmly welcomed by your expedition team. After settling into your hotel, you’ll meet with your experienced trekking and climbing guide, who will provide a detailed briefing about the upcoming adventure. This is also the time to ensure that all necessary permits and gear are in order.

Accommodation: Hotel Jampa or a similar hotel
Max Altitude:1,350m (4,429ft)

Day 2 - Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Today your day start with a private and guided tour to UNESCO Heritage Sites. Explore the ancient Monkey Temple, the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, and the impressive Boudhanath Stupa. In the evening, gather for an orientation meeting to discuss the upcoming adventure.

Accommodation: Hotel Jampa or a similar hotel
Max Altitude:1,350m (4,429ft)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Flight to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

Experience the thrill of a short flight to Lukla, perched in the heart of the Himalayas. Begin your trek to Phakding, passing through picturesque landscapes, crossing suspension bridges, and immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the Khumbu region.

Accommodation: Lodge
Max Altitude: 2,800m/9,178ft
Trekking Duration: 3-4  hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 - Trek to Namche Bazaar

Traverse through dense rhododendron forests and charming Sherpa villages on your way to Namche Bazaar. Enjoy stunning views of the Himalayan peaks and get a taste of the Sherpa culture in this vibrant mountain town.

Accommodation: Lodge
Max Altitude: 3,438m/11,280ft
Trekking Duration: 5-6  hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Acclimatization Day in Namche

Take a day to acclimatize to the altitude in Namche Bazaar. Explore the Everest View Hotel, where you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramas of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks. Rest and prepare for the challenges ahead.

Accommodation: Lodge
Max Altitude: 3,962m/13,000ft)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche

We will continue your journey to Tengboche, home to the famous Tengboche Monastery. The day’s trek offers stunning views of Ama Dablam and other majestic peaks. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of the monastery.

Accommodation: Lodge
Max Altitude: 3,870m/12,687ft
Trekking Duration: 5-6  hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche

The trail to Dingboche unfolds with scenic beauty as you ascend to higher altitudes. Marvel at the changing landscapes and enjoy the tranquility of Dingboche, surrounded by snow-capped peaks.

Accommodation: Lodge
Max Altitude: 4,360m/14,305ft
Trekking Duration: 5-6  hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Trek to Chhukung

Trek towards Chhukung, a picturesque village nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. Enjoy the shorter hike and get ready for the upcoming challenges. Chhukung provides a sense of remoteness and serenity.

Accommodation: Lodge
Max Altitude:4,730mm/15,519ft
Trekking Duration: 3-4  hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Acclimatization - Climb Chhukung Ri

Take the day to acclimate further by climbing Chhukung Ri, a vantage point that offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Return to Chhukung for a well-deserved rest.

Accommodation: Lodge
Max Altitude:5,546m/18,197ft
Trekking Duration: 3-4  hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp

Today you will start our trek to Island Peak Base Camp, situated at 5,200m. Marvel at the dramatic landscapes as you approach the base camp, surrounded by towering peaks.

Accommodation: Lodge
Max Altitude:5,200m/17,061ft
Trekking Duration: 3-4  hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Pre-Climb Training

Prepare for the Island Peak summit with pre-climb training. Learn essential skills and techniques required for the ascent. Rest and mentally prepare for the challenging climb ahead.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Island Peak Summit

The pinnacle of your expedition: summit Island Peak! Experience the exhilaration of reaching the summit and savor the breathtaking views of Everest and neighboring peaks. Return to the base camp for a well-earned rest.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13: Trek to Pangboche

Descend from the high altitudes and trek to Pangboche, a charming village with its own distinct charm. Enjoy the descent and reflect on the achievement of reaching the Island Peak summit.

Accommodation: Lodge
Max Altitude:3,985m/13,075ft
Trekking Duration: 5-6  hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Return to Namche Bazaar by following the familiar path through the landscapes you’ve previously explored. Enjoy the company of fellow trekkers and celebrate the successful climb in this lively town.

Accommodation: Lodge
Max Altitude: 3,438m/11,280ft
Trekking Duration: 5-6  hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

The final trekking day! Descend to Lukla, passing through picturesque villages and lush forests. Reflect on the incredible journey as you prepare to bid farewell to the Khumbu region.

Accommodation: Lodge
Max Altitude:2,800m/9,187ft
Trekking Duration: 6-7  hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16: Flight to Kathmandu

Fly back to Kathmandu, reminiscing about the adventure in the Himalayas. Enjoy a farewell dinner, sharing stories and experiences with your fellow trekkers.

Accommodation: Lodge
Max Altitude:1,350m/4,429ft
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 17: Departure

Your Island Peak Climbing Expedition concludes. After breakfast, you’ll be dropped off at the airport for your onward journey, carrying with you memories of an unforgettable adventure in the Himalayas.

Meals: Breakfast

What's Include

  • All arrival and departure transfers by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • 3-star standard hotel accommodation on a twin/double sharing basis with breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • English-speaking trekking guide
  • Domestic airfare (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) and associated taxes .
  • All guesthouses, lodges, and tented accommodation during the trek and climb .
  • All meals (breakfast, lunche & dinner ) provided during the trek and climb .
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park fees.
  • TIMS fees and local Province (Municipality/Village) fees.
  • Peak climbing fees (royalty) for the specified peaks.
  • Climbing and camping equipment provided as necessary for the expedition.
  • Garbage fees.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • Farewell dinners.
  • All applicable government and local taxes, including VAT and service taxes.

What's Exclude

  • International flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
  • Trekking gear
  • Snacks, drinks, and other expenses such as toiletries, electronic device charging, and hot showers during the trek
  • Guide/porter tips
  • Travel Insurance

Meals

Your Island Peak Climbing Expedition ensures a satisfying culinary experience. In Kathmandu, kickstart your day with a hearty breakfast at Hotel Jampa or a similar comfortable stay, all of which is included in the package. As you trek, savor a mix of Nepalese, Tibetan, and continental dishes available at most lodges. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner during your trek, ensuring you’re well-nourished for the journey. The package covers these meals, providing a hassle-free dining experience. Conclude your adventure with a farewell dinner in Kathmandu, where you can share stories and celebrate with newfound friends.

Accommodation

Your journey starts in Kathmandu, where you’ll stay at Hotel Jampa or a similar comfy place. During the trek, you’ll rest in various spots, like mountain lodges, each chosen for its cozy charm. From lively Namche Bazaar to peaceful Tengboche, Dingboche, and Chhukung, these places give you a nice break after a day of exploring. The package covers shared rooms, but if you prefer your own space, there’s a single supplement cost of 700 USD. When you’re back in Kathmandu, you’ll wrap up your adventure at Hotel Jampa, sharing stories at a farewell dinner before saying goodbye to the Himalayas.

Route Map of Islanding Peak Climbing

FAQs

What is the altitude of Island Peak?

Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, stands at an elevation of 6,189 meters (20,305 feet) above sea level.

When is the best time for Island Peak Climbing?

The ideal time for Island Peak Climbing is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from April to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November when weather conditions are generally stable.

Do I need previous climbing experience for Island Peak?

While prior trekking experience is beneficial, Island Peak is considered a suitable peak for those with basic mountaineering skills. However, some prior experience with ice and snow terrain is recommended.

How physically demanding is Island Peak Climbing?

Island Peak Climbing is considered a strenuous and challenging trek with some technical climbing involved. Participants should be in good physical condition and undertake prior fitness training.

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