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Island Peak climbing

Trip Level
Moderate Strenuous
Destination
Nepal
Max Altitude
6165
Trip Duration
18 Days

Overview

Island Peak is a beautiful mountain in the Everest region where most of the trekkers experience incredible climbing and mountaineering; also, enjoy the magnificent views of panoramic Himalayas. Island Peak is also known as Imja Tse mountain tower at 6,189 meters above from the sea level which situated in Sagarmatha National Park of the Himalayas of eastern Nepal. The peak is a part of Mt. Lhoste (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Buruntse (6,770 m ), Amphu Lapcha (5,245 m), and Ama Dablam (6,856 m).

Outline Itinerary

  • 20 Oct/Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport, Transfer to request hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft)

  • 21 Oct/Day 02: Preparation and briefings at the departments of tourism. Last minute shopping.

  • 22 Oct/Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Phakding (2650m/8,694ft) 4 hrs.Lodge accommodation

  • 23 Oct/Day 04:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,286ft) 6hrs. Lodge accommodation

  • 24 Oct/Day 05: Rest day for acclimatization.You will be hike to the famous Everest View Hotel (3800m/12487ft) 3hrs and catch a glimpse of Everest. After you can explore Hilary and Sherpa museum in Namche.In the evening they have a slide show program as well.

  • 25 Oct/Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m/12,631ft) 5-6 hrs. Visit the Buddhist monastery. Lodge accommodation

  • 26 Oct/Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m/14271ft) 4hrs.Catch a glimpe of Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Lhotse. Lodge accommodation

  • 27 Oct Day 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche(4350m/14,271ft) hiking up to Chhukung-re

  • 28 Oct/Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4730m/15,518ft) 3hrs. Lodge accommodation

  • 29 Oct/Day 10: Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak base camp (5087m/16,690ft) Camping

  • 30 Oct/Day 11: Climb to Island Peak (6165m/20,226)15hrs.Camping

  • 31 Oct/Day 12: An extra day if in-case of bad weather

  • 01 Nov/Day 13:Trek from Island Peak base camp to Pangboche(3985m/13,074ft) 6hrs.Lodge accommodation

  • 02 Nov/Day 14:Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,286ft) 05hrs. Lodge accommodation

  • 03 Nov/Day 15:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2840m/9,317ft) 7hrs.Lodge accommodation

  • 04 Nov/Day 16:Fly 35mins from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft) 35mins. Transfer to hotel

  • 05 Nov/Day 17:Leisure day  in Kathmandu.

  • 06 Nov/Day 18:Transfer to the airport for final departure

Detailed Itinerary

20 Oct/Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport, Transfer to request hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft)

21 Oct/Day 02: Preparation and briefings at the departments of tourism. Last minute shopping.

22 Oct/Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Phakding (2650m/8,694ft) 4 hrs.Lodge accommodation

23 Oct/Day 04:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,286ft) 6hrs. Lodge accommodation

24 Oct/Day 05: Rest day for acclimatization.You will be hike to the famous Everest View Hotel (3800m/12487ft) 3hrs and catch a glimpse of Everest. After you can explore Hilary and Sherpa museum in Namche.In the evening they have a slide show program as well.

25 Oct/Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m/12,631ft) 5-6 hrs. Visit the Buddhist monastery. Lodge accommodation

26 Oct/Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m/14271ft) 4hrs.Catch a glimpe of Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Lhotse. Lodge accommodation

27 Oct Day 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche(4350m/14,271ft) hiking up to Chhukung-re

28 Oct/Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4730m/15,518ft) 3hrs. Lodge accommodation

29 Oct/Day 10: Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak base camp (5087m/16,690ft) Camping

30 Oct/Day 11: Climb to Island Peak (6165m/20,226)15hrs.Camping

31 Oct/Day 12: An extra day if in-case of bad weather

01 Nov/Day 13:Trek from Island Peak base camp to Pangboche(3985m/13,074ft) 6hrs.Lodge accommodation

02 Nov/Day 14:Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,286ft) 05hrs. Lodge accommodation

03 Nov/Day 15:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2840m/9,317ft) 7hrs.Lodge accommodation

04 Nov/Day 16:Fly 35mins from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft) 35mins. Transfer to hotel

05 Nov/Day 17:Leisure day  in Kathmandu.

06 Nov/Day 18:Transfer to the airport for final departure

Cost Details

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flights as per itinerary.
  • 4 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B&B basis on single sharing
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period
  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu to all the climbing members, Sherpa guide.
  • All trekking and mountaineering equipment available at the advanced base camp.
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at base camp.
  • 3 meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee available in the tea house/hotel/lodge during the trekking.
  • 3 fresh meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at base camp.
  • 20kg baggage allowance per person during trekking to base camp.This will be carried by porters/yaks.
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
  • Trekking permit (Everest national park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit of Nepal government to climb Island peak.
  • Nepalese government royalty and fees.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staff in trekking and climbing period.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for chefs and kitchen assistants.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • 2 expedition members will have 1, V25 North face 4 season tent available in the ABC.
  • Required fixed and dynamic ropes during climbing period
  • EPI gas and cooking stove above the base camp.
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude staff.
  • Trekking and climbing map of Island peak
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter/yaks to base camp).
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and internet.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescues, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee. (we have on arrival visa service for most of the  countries tourist traveler)
  • Wake talkies and Filming permit.
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section

Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

Equipments Checklist

Clothing
    Warm jacket or down jacket
    Water and windproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
    Long sleeved synthetic fleece
    Thermal underwear
    Hat, pair of gloves and scarf
    Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
    Shorts and trousers, or skirt
    2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
    2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
    Proper hiking boots
    Running shoes and flip-flops
    T-shirts

During winter season, additional clothings may include:
    The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
    Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
    Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
    Snow gaitors

Trekking Gear
    Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
    Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
    Map of the trekking area
    Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
    Sleeping bag and silk liner
    Water bottles

Miscellaneous
    Toiletries
    A small light weight and quick drying towel
    Bar of soap
    Sunscreen (at least SPF +20)
    Earplugs
    Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
    First aid kid
    Water purification tables or a water filter
    Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
    Toilet paper

Optional items
    Camera, battery etc
    Altimeter
    Compass
    Binoculars
    Books/magazines
    Trekking poles
    GPS unit
    Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
    Sewing/repair kit
    Pocket knife
    Candles (for lodges)
    Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

Camping

    Tent
    Stove and fuel
    Cooking, eating and drinking utensils
    Sleeping mat
    Food and water (for the very remote trekking areas)

Map

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Departure Dates

Trip Name Start Date End Date Price
Island Peak climbing Sat 20 Oct, 2018 Tue 06 Nov, 2018 $2,050 Book Now