Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing
  • Duration17 Days
  • Max. Altitude6,189 m


Trip Grade:Strenuous (****)

Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Transportation:Private Vehicle / Aeroplane

Accommodation:Lodge + Camping

Trip Route:Kathmandu – Lukla - Namche – Tengboche – Chhukung – Island Peak – Namche - Kathmandu

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Island Peak is one of the renowned peaks for climbing. Eric Shipton named this Island Peak in 1951 as it seems like an Island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. The Island Peak was renamed Imja Tse in 1983 but still Island Peak is widely known. One can begin to climb between 2 to 3 am from a Base Camp at 5,087 m called Pareshaya Gyab. Another Option is to climb the High Camp at around 5,600 m.

Island Peak Climbing can be taken an ideal Himalayan peak climbing. The climbing cannot be said technically difficult but the climb to the summit is somewhat difficult due to its steepness. When we are fully prepared with necessary climbing gear, catching sight of Kathmandu valley, we fly to Lukla. Then we climb the less trodden trail to the Island Peak with proper acclimatization. You will be aptly instructed before you scale Island Peak.

Trip Highlights

  • World Heritage sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Grand aerial mountain views from the plane
  • Superb Island like view from Dengboche
  • Amazing peak climbing experience

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival Kathmandu (1,350 m) and Transfer to the hotel

Day 02:Sightseeing around Kathmandu Heritage Sites and Trek Preparation

Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2,800 m) then trek to Phakding (2,652 m): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

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

Day 05:Namche Bazaar (3,440 m): Acclimatization Day

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

Day 07:Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m): 5 to 6 hours

Day 08:Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4,730 m): 3-4 hours

Day 09:Acclimatization: Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) and trek back to Chhukung: 3 – 4 hours

Day 10:Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5,200 m): 3-4 hours

Day 11:Pre-Climbing training on Island Peak Base Camp

Day 12:Climb Island Peak Base Camp to Summit and back to Base Camp (5,600 m) 10-12 hours

Day 13:Descend down from Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985 m) 5-6 hours

Day 14:Trek down from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours

Day 15:Trek down from Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hours

Day 16:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and Farewell program with Nepalese Cultural show

Day 17:Transfer to the International Airport

Cost Include

  • Picks up and drops off at/from the airport
  • Hotel as per you choice in Kathmandu on BB plan, teahouse in trekking and tents in Expedition
  • Private Vehicle in the city and domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • All entrance fees for the historical sites
  • English speaking Guide in city tour
  • Trekking Guide (leader), Expedition Guide, Assistant Guide and Porters
  • Insurance, Salary, Equipment, flight, food and lodging for the staffs
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu & Full Board meals in the trek and Expedition
  • All necessary paper work, trekking permit and Island peak climbing permit
  • Tents and Kitchen Utensils for Camping
  • All necessary climbing equipments
  • Medical Kit
  • All Government taxes, VAT and service charges

Cost Exclude

  • International Airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepalese Visa fee
  • Excess Baggage charges
  • Extra night Accommodation
  • Altitude Chamber (PAC) or Oxygen
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance, Rescue and Evacuation
  • Personal Expenses like phone bills, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled/ boiled water, shower and heater etc.
  • Personal Climbing Equipment
  • Tips for Guide /Porters and Driver ( Tipping is expected)
  • All the costs not included in Cost Includes Section
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