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Island Peak Climbing

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Duration

16 days

Max. Elevation

6189m

Group size

Min 4 pax

Level
Advance
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Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route

Highlights

  • Explore the magical Sagarmatha National Park
  • Enjoy the beauty of the Everest ranges including Mt. Everest (8848m)
  • Trek through Sherpa villages that are rich in cultural heritage
  • Scale the Island Peak (6189m), one of the most famous peaks in the Everest region
Island Peak is a mountain located to the eastern fringes of the Everest region among a sea of Himalayas. The Island Peak Climbing explores the beautiful Khumbu Valley, including the culture and traditions of the Sherpa community. Thus, this trip is one of the most adventurous ones in the vicinity of Mt. Everest (8848m). This trip also has exciting treks across the Sherpa villages and the Sagarmatha National Park. All in all, it is a complete journey that introduces the Everest Himalayas and ethnic culture.
Overview of the Island Peak Climbing
First, the trip begins in Kathmandu as you take off for the Lukla Airport. From here, the trek begins as you follow the Dudh Koshi River and descend to Phakding on the first day. Gradually, the trek will gain pace and enter the Sagarmatha National Park. As the trail ascends, you will quickly reach Namche Bazaar, which is also known as the gateway to Everest. Here, you spend an extra day and visit popular destinations like Khumjung, Khunde, and Everest View Hotel.
As the trail heads east, you head to Tengboche village. Then, trekking with the company of Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m), you will reach Dingboche. Further ahead, you travel to Chhukung and prepare for the climb.
As the trip heads to the next phase, you will ascend to the Island Peak Base Camp. The Himalayan trail will offer plenty of challenges, including steep terrain and glacial moraines. Then, the final ascend will bring you to the top of the mesmerizing Island Peak (6189m). The view of the Everest ranges and the surrounding landscapes are surreal.
Then, you will begin the return trip and head back to Chhukung. Rejoining the Imja River, you descend past Pangboche and reach Tengboche. Further, the trek retraces its steps to Namche and makes a return to Lukla. A scenic flight back to Kathmandu brings the trip to a close.
About Us
At Everest Extreme Adventure, we are a team of highly professional staff with great resources. Also, we have various trips similar to the Island Peak Climbing across Nepal. Moreover, we also allow you to modify the itinerary as per your travel wishes.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

As per your scheduled flight, you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Our representatives will be waiting for you to welcome you warmly. After brief introductions, you head to the hotel and refresh. You meet our representatives again for dinner and discussion about the details of the trip.

Day

2

After an early breakfast, you head to the domestic airport and board the plane heading to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. En flight, you get to see amazing views of the hill landscape and mountains like Langtang, Manaslu, and Everest. Once you land at Lukla, you will meet the local guides who will accompany you in the climb. After resting for a while, you start the trek and head to Phakding, where you stay overnight.

Day

3

After a hearty breakfast, you trek along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. You cross the river several times through suspension bridges. You pass by several villages and reach Monjo, from where you enter Sagarmatha National Park. After showing your permits and official documents, you start to ascend towards Namche. En route, you will get the first glimpses of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse. Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day

4

You need to acclimatize to higher altitudes so that you won’t face any severe problems like altitude sickness. To adapt to increasing elevations, you need to walk around. So, after breakfast, you head to the Sherpa Culture Museum to know more about this unique ethnic community. Then, you explore the lively Namche Bazaar, and, in the afternoon, you can hike to the nearby areas of your choice.

Day

5

After breakfast, you descend to the Dudh Koshi River and cross it. Then, you arrive at Phunke and ascend towards Tengboche. The Tengboche Monastery lies in this village and is the largest monastery of the Everest region. It is also a sacred place for the locals as they celebrate the Mani Rimdu festival here. Before dinner, you explore the monastery. Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day

6

After breakfast, you walk through dense forests filled with pine, rhododendron, and birch. Then, you descend to Deboche, and from there, you cross the Imja River. After a short while, you reach Pangboche, where you do a quick tour of the Pangboche Monastery. After the tour, you enter Imja Valley as you continue to trek. Then, you ascend towards Dingboche for an overnight stay at the lodge.

Day

7

Today will be the last day for acclimatizing because you’ll be climbing to higher than 5,000m altitude. After breakfast, you hike to the nearby peak to see the panoramic views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and even Island Peak. You can also explore other neighboring areas if you like. Before nightfall, you head back to the lodge.

Day

8

You walk along stone-walled fields after breakfast. Slowly the Imja Valley widens up, and you get to see amazing views of the landscape. Ama Dablam and Lhotse also come into view as you progress with the trek. Walking along moraines, you reach Bibre village. From this village, climb a gentle slope and reach Chhukung for an overnight stay at the lodge.

Day

9

After breakfast, you head towards the Island Peak Base Camp. The trail is a bit steep, so you need to follow the path carefully. You walk along glacier moraines and a stream, which eventually opens up to a wide valley on the south side of the peak. You find a suitable place to set tents for an overnight stay and prepare for it. With the help of the guides, you will check the conditions of your gears needed for the summit.

Day

10

You wake up before dawn (around 1-2 a.m.) and start to prepare for the climb. Starting early is crucial as the midday winds can be powerful, hampering your climb. On average, it takes about 10-11 hours to summit, but this duration will depend on your pace as well. The guides will make safe paths, so you need to hear their instructions carefully and follow them. After a strenuous and adventurous climb, you arrive at the top of Island Peak. The reward is the breathtaking views of the mountains like Lhotse Ama Dablam and even Everest. You get to rejoice in the triumph for a while you soak in the light. Then you head back to Island Peak Base Camp for overnight stay.

Day

11

Today, you clean the camping area, have breakfast, and start to retrace your steps. You head to the trail you used to ascend to Island Peak Base Camp. You pass along many settlement areas and dense rhododendron forests. You then leave Imja Valley and then head towards Pangboche. From there, you make your way towards Debouche and finally descend to Tengboche for an overnight stay at the teahouse.

Day

12

Today, you trek back to the Sherpa town, Namche, after breakfast. You again retrace your steps and walk along the path you took in the earlier days. En route, you get to see spectacular views of Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Before nightfall, you reach Namche for an overnight stay at the lodge.

Day

13

You head to Phakding after a hearty Sherpa style breakfast. The trek is relatively easy as there is no steep ascends and descends. You reach to Phakding during lunchtime.

Day

14

Today is the last day of the trek, so make sure to savor every moment of it. En route, you pass by small settlement areas and then walk along the Dudh Koshi River. After crossing it, you arrive at Lukla. You will have a farewell dinner with the local guides at the hotel you’ll stay overnight.


Day

15

Today is the last day in the Everest region. At breakfast, you bid farewell to the local guides and head to the airport. You then board the plane heading to Kathmandu. During the flight, enjoy the spectacular views of the mountains. In Kathmandu, our staff will pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel. Remaining time of the day, you can give time to yourself to rest.

Day

16

Today is your free day so you can spend it however you like. If you want to go souvenir shopping, we can recommend some good places. You can also choose to relax at a café or spa. If you want to visit a particular site, let us know, and we can arrange transportation for you. At dinner, you will meet the team who accompanied you in the trek.

Day

17

Today is the last day of the trip. After breakfast, our staff will drop you off at the airport about 3 hours before your scheduled flight. Please make sure that you have all your belongings with you. Thank you for traveling with us, and I hope to see you again during your next trip to Nepal!

Inclusions

Includes

  • Ground Transportation: All necessaries ground transportation including Airport to Hotel and Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Government Permit: Government Peak Permit including National Park Entry Permit, TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System) and Local Permit
  • Domestic Flight: Kathmandu to Lukla Domestic flight round trip
  • Kathmandu Hotel Accommodation: 3 nights Kathmandu Hotel Accommodation at 3 Star hotel with BB Service.
  • Trekking Guide: A highly professional trekking guide, having 5-7 years of experiences in the Trekking sector of Nepal and well-speaking skills in English and related language.
  • Porter: An experienced trekking porter, Max 25 kg
  • Accommodation: Accommodation at Tea House and Local lodge during the trekking period.
  • Logistics: Three-time meals a day during the trekking period including breakfast, lunch and dinner and hot water tea and coffee.
  • Nepal Visa Information and general information related to Nepal will be provided by free of cost.
  • Company T-shirt as a gift for each trekker
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Refundable Duffel Bag during the trekking period
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trek
  • Medical Kit: Trekking medical kit and tools
  • Trekking Map: A trekking map for each trekker

Excludes

  • International flight
  • Nepal Visa and cargo clearance
  • Extra porter if needs
  • Alcoholic products during trekking product
  • Emergency rescue services cost

Complimentary

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