Island Peak Climb
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Facts of this Trip

Duration 21 Days
Trip Grade Moderate
Max Altitude 6189 M
Trip Type Tea house/camping/sightseeing
Accommodation *** Hotel, Teahouse, Camping
Meals Full board on trek and camping
Transportation Private Vehicle and Domestic Flight
Season Feb to May and Sep to Nov
Group Size Minimum 2 pax

Island Peak Climb

Island Peak is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. It was first named Island Peak by a group of mountaineers led by Eric Shipton in 1952. At the time it did not have an official name and the group noticed that it looked like an Island in a sea of ice as you look at it from the nearby village of Dingboche (4410m). The usual method of climbing Island Peak is to do it on the way back from Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar to help with acclimatization. You can rest in the village of Dingboche before taking a half day walk to Chukhung (4900m). In Chukhung we stock up with any food or equipment that we need for the climb, then move on to base camp. From base camp, we have the option of either moving on to high camp for another night or pressing on to the summit. This will depend on several factors. How acclimatized everyone feels, and of course, our old friend the weather. We always make sure that we leave extra days to make sure that we have the highest possible chance to make a safe and successful summit.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Kathmandu

At your arrival at a Tribhawn international airport, Kathmandu our representative from Alfresco Adventure Travel wait for you outside at Arrival gate with your Name card. Our team will welcome and collect your baggage at the airport. By formal introduction with the representative and transferred to your hotel. In the evening you will enjoy complimentary welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with Nepalese cuisine. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and Pre expedition preparation.

After breakfast, the company owner and your trekking guide will meet you on the hotel and discuss about all programs and coordinate any last-minute arrangements. After the staff meeting, one of our professional tour guides will take you on a sightseeing trip and then back to the hotel. Rest of the day can be used for traveling around Thamel and buying any last minute equipment and other necessities. (Overnight at hotel on BB basis)

Day 3

Fly to Lukla (2804 m.) Trek to Phakding (2610 m.) 3-4 hours.

An early morning start takes us to Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2804 meters. Upon arrival at the airport, your guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding at 2610 meters. After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sorts and loads our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Koshi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m) it is a short walk to Phakding. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 4

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) 6 hours.

After breakfast we continue along the banks of the Dudh Koshi crossing the suspension bridges laden with prayer flags, we reach a place called Manjo, from where starts Sagarmatha National Park. After entering the national park the trail goes steeply up, with breathtaking views for more than 2 hours to reach Namche Bazar. It is a beautiful walk through the Rhododendron and pine forest.

Day 5

Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day.

Acclimatization day, we don't do much walking today but we will enjoy with breathtaking views of the white mountains including the top the world (your first view of Everest) from the viewpoint just above Namche. We visit a local Sherpa museum, the national park headquarters office and take a little walk around Namche Bazaar.

Day 6

Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 m.)

The trek starts with a tough climbing on the hill for around ten minutes but then flattens out and jig jags through the small pine forest. There is more chance to see the mountain goats and Himalayan pheasant (called Munal in Nepali), which is the national bird of Nepal. At the same time, you can enjoy the sight of some of the world highest and most beautiful mountains. It really is a sight to behold. We continue walking to follow the trail as it winds its way up and down towards Tengboche. Tengboche, where is the oldest local Buddhist monastery, is situated. We visit inside which is incredibly decorated with ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas.

Day 7

Trek to Dingboche (4350 m.)

Our trek begins after breakfast and the trail drops down to Debuche, across a suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and then climbs towards Pangboche village. Pangboche village is the last big village of the Sherpa people. All the while, the views remain epic, although the temperature does begin to drop as the altitude increases. After two more hours walk you will reach Dingboche and stay overnight. Remember we should take our time, we must go slow and avoid getting affected by AMS (High Altitude Sickness).

Day 8

Dingboche Acclimatization day.

Today you are going to enjoy another day of acclimatization and rest. We suggest you do some small hiking trips around the area, which are very good for acclimatization. Go higher and sleep lower is what is recommended. We climb a small hill nearby for a couple of hours and back to the hotel for lunch and a rest.

Day 9

Trek to Lobuche (4910 m)

The trail continues to rise, we cross the Khumbu Glacier and pass by many stone memorials for climbers who died on Everest. From where you will see another new mountain called Pumori, it is just stunning. We continue our trek to reach Lobuche. You might feel it is more difficult to breathe and a headache may arise today due to the altitude. This is very common and is usually nothing to worry about. We suggest you do listen to your body, however, and if you think it best to go down, that's what we will do.

Day 10

Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 m.) and back to Gorak Shep (5180 meters).

This is the day when your dreams come true. We trek for two and a half hours to reach Gorak Shep and have some lunch. We leave the bags in the tea house and start off again along the Khumbu Glacier up to the world’s highest mountains base camp at 5365m. You will enjoy the view of the Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu glacier from base camp. Then we return back to Gorak Shep.

Day 11

Hike up to Kalapatthar (5555 meters) early in the morning then trek down to Pheriche (4240 meters).

We wake up early and take a morning walk to Kalapatthar. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama, including Everest (8848 m) directly in front of you. Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7161m), Cholatse (6335m), and Lhotse (8516 m) and countless others are all around. After watching the awe-inspiring sunrise, we descend back to Gorak Shep, have breakfast and trek down to Dingboche.

Day 12

Trek to Chhukung (4730m)

On the way to Chhukung then we can see the beautiful close view of Island Peak and other mountains. Chhukung is the village of small settlements of Sherpa People forms Everest region.

Day 13

Trek to Island Peak Base Camp. (5200m)

Day 14

Trek to High Camp (5600m.)

We have to trek in High Camp and today is the preparation day for climbing Island peak.

Day 15

Island peak Summit (6189m) and back to Chhukung.

We have to continue walking through the glacier of snow. After reaching Summit of Island Peak we can see many mountains view and we can also see Lhotse (south face). After the summit, our trail goes down to Base Camp to Chhukung. Overnight at Tea house on Full board basis.

Day 16

Trek back to Tengboche (3860m.m)

Day 17

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441m.)

From Pheriche, we go all the way down to Pangboche, then climb for 30min to Tengboche stop for lunch and make our way up and down to Namche Bazar.

Day 18

Trek to Lukla (2804 m.)

Finally, the trek back to Lukla and enjoy your last night in the Himalaya. Time to thank your porter and wait for the next early morning flight to Kathmandu.

Day 19

Morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Enjoy the 35-minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu. (Overnight at hotel on BB basis)

Day 20

Free day in Kathmandu.

It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Kathmandu Shopping Tour you can start today. Please read our trip note about Lukla flight below. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. (Your guide(s) and an office staff will accompany you). Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 21

Final Departure

Today is your last day with us in Nepal. You will escort to the airport for your onward destination with the unforgettable moment of your life from the wonderful island peak climb. Our office representative Alfresco Adventure Travel came at your hotel for pick up and drop you at the airport.

Price & Dates

Upcoming Fixed Departure Date and Offer Price.


Trip Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure by comfortable Private vehicle
  • Kathmandu- Lukla - Kathmandu domestic air ticket
  • All necessary paperwork, trekking permits and climbing permit (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • 3 star accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan (with breakfast)
  • Teahouse camping accommodation during the trek and peak climbing (Include breakfast, lunch, Dinner)
  • Personal High-Altitude Tents
  • Duffel Bag
  • Climbers’ Certificate (Issued by Government)
  • An arrangement of Rescue/Medical Helicopter service; covered by your Insurance agency.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in typical Nepal restaurant with Nepal food
  • All land transportation is arrange as pre the itinerary in a comfortable vehicle
  • City tour in Kathmandu with export guide by private vehicle
  • All entrance fees and government and local charges for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced English spoken and government certified trekking leader/guide, 1 climbing guide and assistant trek leader or guide
  • Potter service (2 trekkers = 1 porter)
  • Staff cost including their salary, insurance and allowance
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader or guide)

 

Group Climbing Gear- We provide

  • Rope, Harness, Ice-axe, Carabineers, Crampons
  • F-8, Jumper, Helmet, Ice-Bar, and Ice-screw, Climbing permit
  • Tent, foam mattress, sleeping bags, PAC

 

 

 

Trip Cost Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Your travel insurance
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu (because of early arrival, late departure or early return from your trip due to any reason)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flight
  • Personal Belong items
  • Personal expenses, shopping, Beverage bills and so on.
  • Tips for staffs

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Starting Price
2325 USD
Offer Price
2250 USD USD

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