Trip Highlights
  • Explore a different portion of the Everest region through the routes of Island Peak
  • Get gratified with the gracious views of mountains and valleys
  • Feel the pride and joy of standing on top of 6,189 meters
  • Gain one of the best mountaineering experiences in the Everest region with comparatively less technical challenges
  • Feel the joy of being accompanied by mountains like Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde and some others.

Island Peak Climbing, 6,189m unquestionably has one of the well planned routes guided by Island Peak Climb Route map which has been designed to stir the emotions of thrills and adventure in every enthusiastic nomad, detailed with the astonishing Himalayan Scenery and proper need of acclimatization. Island Peak Climb with the peak standing at a great altitude of 6189m is surely the highest trekking peak in Nepal which imposes the need of some technical implications. Through this Island Peak trek and climb, one gets the best of adrenaline pump on top physical gear.

“With the stunning superb mountain vistas, Island Peak climbing expedition is the discovery of the snow- filled hypnotizing peaks.”

What’s more to look for in the Island Peak Climbing?

The 20 days Island Peak climbing adventure takes you off on a fun filled trek all the way to the spectacular Dingboche via the Sherpa capital of the bustling and hustling Namche Bazaar. As we reach to the heart of Sherpa villages, we begin our acclimatization process with exploration of the surroundings as get to know the place with its people while spending our two blissful nights here in the gracious village. For a journey like this, we need high level of rest for acclimatization and once we get adjusted here, then there will be very rare chance for us to catch altitude sickness with the changing elevations. A trek lasting for two weeks, the major goal of which is the summit of Island Peak is indeed a league on its own. As a part of our Island Peak climbing package, we will also be climbing Kala Patthar very early in the morning and enjoy our reward of panoramic sights Himalayan giants ranging from the 7000 to 8000m with every twist and turns. Being one of the most renowned peaks of 6000m in the Solukhumbu region, one requires proper physical fitness and sincere dedication for the Island Peak Summit which has been graded Alpine 2B. Although, mountaineering experience is not a compulsion but still one need to be in proper position of health and security for the Island Peak trekking and climbing experience which is best to be undertaken in the Island Peak Climbing Season. We will be gradually acclimatizing along the way and finally begin our summit from the High camp of Island Peak which is led to us through the Island Peak Base Camp.

Our professional mountaineer will lead the way towards the top and instruct you all along. Standing on top of Island Peak will certainly be one of the most glorifying and gratifying moments of your life which cannot be forgotten easily. After the climb, we will be gaining profound rewards of scenarios of valleys like Chukung valley, Pangboche, Pokalde peak, Cholatse peak, Nuptse, Makalu, Lhotse south face and some of the gorgeous sights of mystical landscapes. That moment of extreme pride, peace and glory will probably feel surreal yet extraordinary which once felt will never be forgotten.

To know any information regarding the trip you can contact us anytime. We can also customize Island Peak climbing itinerary according to your time and date.

Itinerary

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On the first day of your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, our men will be there for you and drop you to your hotel. We will also hold a pre trekking meeting after your refreshment.

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1360m

Today our day starts with a crispy breakfast and tour in Kathmandu valley. Our touring places will be heritages sites of the valley and they are Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar square. 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1360m

After an early morning breakfast fast, we take the early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Flight time is about 35 to 40 minutes. After landing we will refresh ourselves and in afternoon we will start our trek to Phakding. We will slowly begin to descend towards the Dudh Kosi River, where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, just above Chauri kharka at 2713m. 

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2652m

Fourth day invites a three hours of trekking all the way to 2,835 meters where Monjo is situated at. The path carries us through the beautifully enclosed by rhododendron and pine forest which is gorgeous in the spring months. After we come across at the Dudh Kosi at Benkar where there are tantalizing glimpses of the snow peaks Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. The day has been deliberately kept short to aid acclimatization, a very important process that’s good on the body.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Monjo
  • Altitude: 2835m

On day five, the trek for today proves a little to be ruthless as it includes the tiring ascent to Namche Bazaar. We begin from Monjo to make our way through the path and head Namche. The hike proceeds to the upstream on flat terrain where we come to the right bank, to the junction of the Dudh Koshi and the Bhote Koshi rivers. From around here we begin steep ascent to the Namche Bazaar. Afterward, we cross the suspension bridge above the river; we gradually pace to the Namche.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3446m

For the proper adjustment to the altitude, we stay at Namche for the second dusk. Namche is sincerely astonishing and prosperous small town which is located in a large hollow. It obtained its value during the period when lowland grains of Nepal were traded for the Tibetan salt. We will also go hiking to see world highest placed Inn, Hotel Everest View. We also suggest you to see sunrise and sunset from the National Park Headquarters as you can see an amazing insight. The sight is gorgeously beautiful with the exciting scenario of the Khumbu peaks and the great Everest.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3440m

From Namche, we ascend steeply to the airstrip at Shyangboche and then continue on to our lunch spot in Khumjung, the largest village in the region. Elevating high above the Khumjung village is the rocky sacred peak of Khumbilya (5761m) as this is often depicted in religious paintings, or Thankas, as a white-faced figure on a white horse, the home of the guardian goddess of the region. Passing through beautiful birch forest and on to treeless, grassy slopes to a stupa (3992m) on top of a rocky ridge at Manla is the trail contours around Khumbilya's lower slopes. Phortse can come across the valley as a beautiful village set in a patchwork of stone-walled fields. From the stupa we down the hill a series of switchback path to the Dudh Koshi River, 300 m below at Phortse.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Phortse Bridge
  • Altitude: 3670m

Out from the Phortse, through the high crest of the Imja Khola we ascend there for about 3 hrs. Along the way keep an eye open for high on the steep slopes of the valley, the Himalayan Thar, Danphe Pheasant, and Musk Deer. Where the peak of Ama Dablam dominates the skyline, we ascend and descend gradually to the village of Pangboche. With the view the beautiful monastery that once housed the legendary Yeti scalp, we will take lunch here. Before crossing the Imja Khola and Pheriche, we gradually ascend high above the Imja Khola passing the tea houses at the Orsho.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Pheriche
  • Altitude: 4200m

We proceed with our hike for today with the majestic peaks of Tawache on the left and the mighty Cholatse. We then step up to the foot of the Khumbu Glacier; Before zigzagging up through the boulders of the glacier's terminal moraine a good spot to have lunch is definitely the tea house at Dughla. Built as memorials to the many Sherpas who died while climbing Mt Everest, at the top of this climb, there are many stone cairns. Then we ultimately reach at the Lobuche.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lobuche
  • Altitude: 4928m

After Lobuche, a gradual climb enables you to build rhythm required when walking at greater elevation. We’ll arrive at Gorak Shep around in the time for lunch and then after some rest, we head off for Everest Base Camp. The trek leading to the base camp can be attained within three hours. Though the base camp doesn’t offer the views of Everest, we will still be able to see the gorgeously standing Everest Ice Fall. 

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Gorak Shep
  • Altitude: 5160m

Today, Very early in the morning we hike up to Kala Patther for panoramic views of entire khumbu range of mountain including close up view of mighty Everest. Thane after breakfast, it is downhill most of the way, as we retrace our steps to Duglha and descend to Dingboche. At a delicious lunch, we head to cross the Khumbu Khola which is on a wooden suspension bridge, and then we follow the way to Dingboche. The track is downward through the Lobuche to Dingboche where we can get a stunning sight of the silver mountain landscape of the gleam on the sunlight.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4352m

Starting from Dingboche we head up through the village, following the Imja Khola valley. The climb is gradual, crossing small streams, through open alpine pastures with fine views of Island Peak at the head of the valley. We will make it to the Chukhung lodge in time for lunch, with the afternoon free to rest and acclimatize. If you feel boosted enough, you can head up the valley towards the old moraines that flow down from Lhotse. The sight of the massive Lhotse Wall and Ama Dablam are particularly impressive hereabouts. 

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Chukhung
  • Altitude: 4780m

Today we follow the path to the valley for about three hours and then head to the majestic Lhotse south face. The Island Peak Base Camp is taken as our first step of climbing towards the peak which is right by the Imja Glacier which is connected gradually to the summit of the great Island peak. We will get to the base camp with less than four hours of hiking through the Island Peak climb route which is steeper leading to a higher altitude.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Island Peak Base Camp
  • Altitude: 5200m

We hike a little further to high camp where we will relax for a breather and make ultimate preparations for the big climb tomorrow. We will make some steep ascents to the High Camp situated at 5600 meters and follow a max of three hours journey to the high camp where we will do some training as well. 

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: High Camp
  • Altitude: 5600m

Leading to the glacier, we pass through the gully above the camp to the narrow crest for another hour, where we then put our crampons and rope up beginning the exciting part of ascend. This is followed by a steep snow slope which will lead us to the summit ridge. After summiting the peak and enjoying the glorious feeling, we begin heading down all the way to Chhukung transforming the climb again back to trekking.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Summit
  • Altitude: 6189m

After breakfast follow the Imja Khola valley and trek to Dingboche. From Dingboche we cross the Khumbu Khola and ascend a short steep trail to the top of a small ridge for great views of the Imja valley, Ama Dablam and Kantega. We go downhill to the small town at Shomare and Orsho and later come across the Lower Pangboche and come to the suspension bridge of the Imja Khola River. We’ll then ascend gradually through Debuche and onto Thyangboche where we’ll spend the night.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3867m

From Tengboche, the amazingly beautiful route lead us downward through beautiful forests of juniper, rhododendron and fir taking to Phunkitenga. We then cross the amazing Dudh Kosi and climb up to Trashinga, further heading to Monjo after lunch in Namche Bazar.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Monjo
  • Altitude: 3440m

It is day 18 and the last day of trek, we take brief walk along the valley before the ultimate climb to the flight at the Lukla. Then we will have our meal and in the afternoon you are free to explore around or relax or stay cozy.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2800m

In the early morning we get ready for the arrival of the aircraft of the flight back to Kathmandu. We will then move you to the hotel. Please note our flight depends purely on the good weather for the safety matter.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 2800m

You can unwind until your departure or can initiate any additional trips that you might have booked. If you are departing, then you will be moved to the international airport for your return flight to home.

  • Meals: breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1360m

What's Included

  •   3 night's standard luxury accommodations in Kathmandu on BB plan  
  •     All meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Arrival pick up and departure drop.      
  •     All internal local transport as per the itinerary.  
  •     Internal l flights from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for client and Trek Leader.
  •     All trekking and climbing arrangements including trekking and climbing permits, National Park entrance fees, accommodation in twin sharing local basis lodges or best available places for accommodations, trek leader and porters-salary, insurance, food, accommodations and other allowances.  
  •     Trek bag, Basic first aid kit carried by your leader. No single supplement is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.    Arrival Airport Pick and departure Drop.
  • Kathmandu food-lunch and dinner, International flights from your home to home.
  • Airport Taxes, car, taxi or van, Visa fees. Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs. Personal expenditure, All bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain, mineral water, sweet deserts, we recommend bringing Water purifier and neutralizer tabulates to reduce your cost of traveling and to become responsible traveler.          
  • Tipping for trek crew (driver, Trek leader and porter-tipping is not mandatory but expected). Meals or drinks except 3 meals or not specified in the itinerary, Personal clothing and equipment, Travel insurance, Optional trips.      
  •  Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond Nepal Nomad's control. Anything not specified in the Cost Includes section.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Experience Required:

A good level of fitness and experience of mountain walking is required for the Island Peak ClimbingTrek. These tend to be longer treks with some more difficult days, some of which may involve walking at increased altitudes and more difficult terrain. Occasionally, there may be a longer day when negotiating the more challenging sections such as a mountain pass or viewing peak. Altitude may range up to 5000 meters.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

Prior to set off to Island Peak Climbing Trek, we host a Pre-Trip meeting here in Kathmandu office on the 2nd day of your itinerary which starts in the evening during the dinner and introduce your trek Leader. It is an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about your Island Peak Climbing Trekas well as introduce yourself to one another.

Equipment Check List:

The specified basic equipment’s check lists should help you with your packing. Remember to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should not weigh more than 20 kg.

Head:-

For the head protection: Sun hat or scarf - Light balaclava or warm fleece hat - Sunglasses with UV protection.

Lower Body: -

Under Garments - Hiking shorts - Lightweight cotton long pants - Light weight hiking thermal bottoms - Fleece or wool pants – Waterproof trekking trousers -

Feet: - lightweight thin inner socks - Thick, warm wool hiking socks - Hiking boots with spare laces - Camp shoes – Gaiters (optional)

Upper Body:-

As for the upper body’s shirts – Hiking and light weight thermal tops - Fleece jacket or pullover - Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) - Waterproof shell jacket - Down vest and/or jacket - Base layer shirts - Warm jacket (down)*

Hands: - gloves that are Lightweight - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.

Climbing Gears:-

Climbing Gears: - Crampons - Tape Slings - Ice Axe – Harness - Ice Hammer - Ice Screw - Screw-gate Karabiners – Eight Figure / Descender - Plastic Mountaineering Boots – Ascender / Jumar– Rope ( Main / Fix) - Snow-bar - Multi-Led Head Lamp

Accessories:-

Sleeping bag (comfort rated –10ºC)*- Sleeping bag liner - Head torch with spare bulbs and batteries - Small pad or combination.

Trekking Bags: - Large bag for keeping items dry inside trek bag, Daypack 250 to 30litres. - Thermarest sleeping pad - Water bottles - Water purification tablets.

Basic First Aid Kit: - Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

Toiletries:- 1 medium sized quick drying towel - Tooth brush/paste - Multipurpose soap - Deodorants - Nail clippers - Face and body moisturizer - Feminine products - Small mirror - Wet wipes - toilet roll/Tissue Extras - Antibacterial hand wash

Luxuries - Binoculars - Reading book - Trip Map/Guide book - Trekking poles – Camera - Repair kit: needle, thread, duct tape.

A typical day:

At 6.30 am your Sherpa knocks on your door with a cup of good morning tea. Time for the Breakfast, tight up your bag pack and head off for today's trekking hiking for the next three to four hours then at pleasant spot we shall stop for an hour along the way for a well-prepared hot lunch. Later, a walk another three hours or so before you stop for the overnight. The evening can be spent reading or chatting with your fellow hikers or trekking crew about the trip of the day. An asset can be pack of games to these nights; your trekking crew love teaching various Nepali card games and learning new Western games. Eventually, it's time to bed for a well-deserved night.

Accommodation:

While at the Island Peak Climbing Trek, lodging options are limited so please do not expect the Ritz! Nepal Nomad utilizes simplistic family run lodges, with a large sociable central dining area and a cozy chimney burning fire. Lodges are on a twin share basis and we recommend you use your own sleeping bag. Accommodations in the Island Peak Climbing Trektend to have shared bathroom facilities and you may not always have access to a shower. Regardless of the lack of facilities, these lodges certainly have a rustic charm, most are blessed with spectacular views and being family run operations, they offer a great insight into the daily life of the Mountain people.

Insurance:

Nepal Nomad's booking terms & conditions of joining Island Peak Climbing Trekincludes that you must be fully insured with medical, emergency rescue evacuations including trip cancellation insurance which should cover over 3000m to 6000m.

Altitude Sickness:

Itinerary of the Island Peak Climbing Trekis designed to ensure that there is plenty of times for adequate occurs as a result of acclimatization and cases of mountain sickness are rare. The common Symptoms are headaches, nausea, irregular breathing, insomnia and the swelling of fingers and glands. Medical Treatment is to descend to a lower altitude as quickly as possible which normally results in rapid improvement and recovery.

Meals:

On Island Peak Climbing Trek, three meals on full board basis will be provided (Nepali, Sherpa, and Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Chinese and Indian cousins). Every day dinner and breakfast will be placed and taken in the same lodge you spend over night but Lunch will be taken on your way to next village. Farewell dinner, breakfast and reception will be provided in Kathmandu.

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