Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing

  • Trip Duration22 Days
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • Max. Altitude6189M / 20300 ft
  • Cost Starting FromContact Us
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation: Lodge + Camping
  • Max. Altitude: 6189M / 20300 ft
  • Min. Group Size: 02 Minimum - 10 Maximum

Highlights

  • Guided City tour in Kathmandu
  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla
  • Step inside and experience life as the “mountain people” live, in the heart of Himalaya
  • Visiting Tengboche Monastery
  • Remarkable views of Khumbu Ice fall
  • Summit to Island peak at elevation of 6187 meters

Island peak (6189 M) is one of the main climbing peak in Everest region with a remarkable and decidedly glaciated west face that ascends from the Lhotse Glacier. The mountain was named Island Peak in 1952 AD due to its striking location in the middle of the chhukung valley. Like an island on a sea of Ice. Island peak also known as imja Tse Peak in an extension of the ridge that comes down from the south end of the Lostse Shar. It is situated hardly 10 Km away from the Mt. Everest. This peack climbing offers an excellents opportunitity to climb a Himalayas island summit together with an exhilarating trek to the Everest base camp and Kalapattar. The magnificent views from the summit , however are certainly a filtting reward for your efforts. Island peak climbing is considered physically challenging but not technically difficult. 

Climbing peak gives you the opportunity to behold the never seen before locations ranging from mountains glacier, backpacking and famous mountains trails. The island peak climbing offer you enough opportunity to enjoy the amazing view of Mt . Everest including severeal other similar peaks and expore the Buddhists monasteries and shrines along with  Extraordinary wildlife.  Path via gokyo ri,  chukung Ri and Kalapatter are more essence from the classic ciews of icefalls and glaciers of Mahalangur Himalayas range . Island  or Imja Tse not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the different spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region including top of the word Peak Mt. Everest 8848 m, mt Nuptse 7855M , Lhotse 8516M Makalu 8575M in the east , Baruntse 7720M  and Amadablam 6856M in the south adding more charm for climbing island peak. We pass through other villages like Kunde and Khumjung.

Island peak climbing offer wonderful trekking through the glorious Khumbu region and any fit enthusiast is welcome to join with our team. Sensational views of  array of high snow capped mountains, dramatic landscapes, verdant high valleys, Buddhist cluture and warm friendly hospitality of high landlers and pristine lakes in the hert of worlds heritage sagarmatha National park . 

Our professionally-developed climbing itinerary maximizes the sightseeing possibilities (which include Everest Base Camp and the hike to Kala Pathar) while factoring in ample time for acclimatization and a reasonable pace. Your guides will be the ultra-experienced climber  local sherpa whom have scaled different peaks more than once. In these capable hands, your Island Peak climb is sure to be one filled with thrills, adventure, and unforgettable memories.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu- 1340 m / 4395 feet

Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you and explain the program further. Evening we go explore local market through spicy market. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Today we go for Touring the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley that includes: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel
Meals: Breakfast included

Early morning transfer to the airport for Lukla flight. The flight to Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. The airfield is at high evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about an exceptional 60 meters only. Trek to Phakding with an arresting, green landscape with the view of Kusum Kangraru. Overnight at guesthouse, Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

We follow the Dudh Koshi, ascending through Himalayan pine and cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat and textiles.
Besides being a splendid destination to shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu that attracts Himalayan and lowland merchants.

You will spend two days at Namche for acclimatization, visit local markets and spend time with your team. On the hike we capture our first glimpses of Everest and neighboring peaks. Overnight at guesthouse
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

This day is especially sectioned for acclimatization. We will hike to Syangboche Airport (3700m), supposed to be the highest airport in the world, then continue climbing to Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of the Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache etc. On the way back, we visit Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. Overnight at guesthouse
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Trip Cost Details

Cost Include

  • Airport pickups and drops off by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast basis
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek and tented accommodation during the climb as per itinerary
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb with tea / coffee
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu) with all taxes
  • English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides and Porter service (1 porter between two trekkers)
  • All expenses for all field crews (including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation )
  • Sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Mount Trails’s duffel bag, and trekking map
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All government and local taxes and service charges

 

 

Cost Exclude

  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet,  laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around Nrs 150 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section

Trip Map

Useful Info

What Makes This Trip Different? 

Mount Trails believe in the quality services with great vlaue to our guests.  Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

Mount Trails Trekking and Adventures works for social causes with some non-profit organization http://letsgocool.org concerned with environmental conservation and preservation includes Orphan children who need better education and the better life. We are supporting for the cause with some of our profits to a certain organization so that we can make their life better and bring happiness in thier life. We believe that education and healthy children make more stable and better future of Nepal. For donation, Sponsorship or any kind of Voluntourism, please contact to our orginization  gocooltonepal@gmail.com  

Trip Note

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic and each place special food during your trip. Mountain restaurant owner prefer not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater more trekkers with limited food before run off stuck. Its a week or more days hard work to porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During the trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants en-route.

Accommodation
we will have a Tea House ( Mountain Lodge ) while one trekking. Private rooms are available in most of Tea Houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories or room with shared bathroom which is fairly basic. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided at Tea House accommodaiton. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder) fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually has solar lighting system or also have electricity for charging mobile phones and cameras , there may be a small charge for this.

Drinking water
we can get mineral water and boiled water during the trek upon additional cost. We discourage the purchase of Mineral water and bottled water while on the Trek as plastic bottles aredifficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem so we would suggest you to have chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek in himalayas. 

Route Map
Mount Trails offers you complementary route maps. 

What to take
This is a very active trip so pack as lightly as possible. Unnecessary luggage or things, you can leave in Kathmandu Hotel and its absolutely free of cost. We provide one porter between two trekkers to carry your gear luggage. Porter put your bags  in a duffel bag that we will provide which will be very safe. The maximum weight, porters are allowed to carry is about 20 KG per trekker. 

Important to note

  • Please kindly read the equipment checklist section for additional details what you need to bring for the trek. You will need to bring a comfortable day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day, recommended ( a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt ). 
  • The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing and good gears is recommended throughout the year.