Island Peak Climbing
Island Peak Climbing
Island Peak Climbing is a great opportunity for those who seek to climb peaks in the Everest Region. It is also suitable for beginner climbers. This trip gives you the opportunity to walk in the land of the crown of the world, Mt Everest and the beautiful Island Peak climbing (6189mtre). After reaching to Everest Base Camp 5363m, you hike up to Kalapathar 5550m and then pass Kongma La 5535m. After this pass, you can also do some easy technical and gorgeous peak climbings in Chhukung which lets you learn some basic climbing skills needed for Island Peak Climbing. You can also skip the Kongma La pass and go to Island Peak via Dingboche.
MAJOR ATTRACTION OF ISLAND PEAK
Easiest Peak to climb in Nepal.
Great view of the top of the world and other associate mountain peaks.
One day peak climbing.
View of IMJA Valley.
Explore the Khumbu Valley from top of the Peak.
This trip kicks off with flying to one of the most dangerous and beautiful airports (Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla) in the world. You then hike to the wonders of Nepal, Khumbu region. You can then either directly go to Chhukung to go for Island Peak Climbing or explore other beautiful regions of Mt Everest.
Before going for Island Peak Climbing, you go for hiking in the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar for the breathtaking view of the top of the world Mount Everest can also be a lifetime experience. You can get a good panoramic view of all the snow-capped mountains from here. On the other hand, passing the scary trails of Khongma La Pass to reach Chhukung lets you have the better spectacular views of Amadamlam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lothse, Island Peak, Peak 38 and beautiful Dingboche and Chhukung valley. Afterwards, you set up camp to climb Island peak.
Island peak summit allows you to see the Himalayan giants in front of your eyes; Mt Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu which are above 8000mtr.
Best Time To Do Island Peak Climbing
Spring: – March, April, and May is the best season.
Autumn: – September, October, and November.
At this two season in Nepal, weather conditions are perfect so this two season is the best time.
Winter: – December, January, and February.
In the winter season, the weather is clear but it is very cold and you might also face snowfalls. If you are able to face cold and snow, then it can be a good time because of less traffic and amazing views of all the snow-capped mountain peaks.
“Can I do this Island Peak Climbing?”
This is a challenging trip suitable for motivated walkers with the ability to walk at least 6-9 hours per day with a light daypack. If you are in an excellent health condition with good physical fitness, a positive attitude about hiking and climbing the mountains peaks, self-confidence, and strong determination for self-goal, you can accomplish this trip successfully.
Light exercising and jogging regularly for some months prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance your strength and stability. Previous hiking and trekking experiences are an asset but some technical skills are required for climbing this peak. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, or blood diseases, it is better to consult your doctor before participating in this trip.
This itinerary is our tailor-made program for Island Peak Climb. Days in the trek are always flexible. It can be increased and decreased depending on your holiday length schedule and choice. If you are thinking about some change, please email us at email@example.com.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
You will greet our team member in Airport and manage to transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Trip Preparation and Shopping
Meeting with Guide and brief about the trip and you can do some shopping in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
Early morning drive to Airport before one hour to the flight schedule. You will fly for 30m to world most dangerous airport (Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla) Lukla is known as the main gateway of Everest Base Camp Trek. After land in Lukla you will introduce with porters before the hike to Phakding for 3 hours. Walking to Phakding you are going to pass some local villages, hanging bridges on the bank to Dhud Kosi river. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse, full board meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft)
Walking duration: 5 to 6 hours
The second day of the trip, after breakfast you will follow the same trail which other peoples also following to Namche. Again walk on the bank of Dhud Kosi river through local villages Banker, Manju, and Jorselle. Manju is the place where your permit will check and register in the list what you are going to do. Jorselle is the last village to eat the meal so that you are going to have lunch. After lunch, you are going to walk on the bank of the river will begin to climb up to Namche. While climbing up, when you reach in thop danda from there you are going to have the first view of the top of the world Mt. Everest. Reaching in Namche will surprise you by see the modernize on the Himalaya. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse, full board meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day
Walking duration: 3 to 4 hours.
Today is the acclimatize day so that you are going to hike in Everest view point. Everest view point is one of the best place to see the spectacular view of world highest peak and other associate mountain peaks and dramatic landscapes. After spending some time in there you will hike to Khumjung Village and then back to Namche. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse, full board meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft):
Walking duration: 5 to 6 hours.
Your way to Tengboche is starting with a short climb to the last house of Namche village then Nepalis flat till Kyanjuma and then walk down to Phortse Tenga for lunch and hike up to Tengboche. During walking to Tengboche you are going to have the best view of Mt. Everest, Lothse, Nutpse, Amadablam, Thamsherku, Tsolothse etc. You will attend the daily ceremony at the Tengboche monastery to a blessing to the success of the trip. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse, full board meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 7: Tengboche to Pheriche (4,200m/13,776ft):
Walking duration: 5 to 6 hours.
After breakfast at Tengboche with the view of giant Mt. Everest you will descend to Debuche. Crossing river to reach at Pangboche on the lap of Ama Dablam. Afterward, you are going to walk on gradual up till Pheriche pass to descend to Pheriche Village. While walking to Pheriche first part you are going to walk into the pine and rhododendron forest, cross river, old stupas, local villages, farm land in Pangboche and beautiful prayer flags along the way. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse, full board meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 8: Pheriche to Lobuche (4,930m/16,170ft):
Walking duration: 5 to 6 hours.
Getting high is difficult to breathe so that we suggest you to walk on your own rhythm. The day to be close to 5000m. Walk between two giant mountain peaks to reach Lobuche via Thukla. Ascend to Lobuche with the view of mountain peaks and walk on the Khumbu glacier. To reach in Lobuche may be tried but after get in there at afternoon guide will take you in the viewpoint of Khumbu Glacier. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse, full board meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 9: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft): Walking duration: 7 to 8 hours.
This is one of the longest and memorable days of your trip. After breakfast at Lobuche, your guide will lead you to Gorekshep, get in Gorekshep for some hot drinks to head Everest Base Camp. Spending some time on EBC you will back to Gorekshep. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse, full board meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) and Dingbouche (4410m/14470 ft)
Walking duration: 7 to 8 hours.
Wake up early to hike Kalapatthar for sunrise view. Walking up to Kalapatthar is not an easy but the view from Kalapatthar is spectacular especially Mt. Everest and Khumbu Glacier. Back down to Gorekshep to eat breakfast and walk down to Dingboche. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse, full board meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 11: Dingbouche (4410m/14470 ft) to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft)
Walking duration: 3 to 4 hours.
Easy day for walking so that you are going to eat breakfast quite late than other days. Walking on the Imja Valley surrounding by snow-capped mountain peaks. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse, full board meal – Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 12: Chhukung to Island Peak base camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours
Hike to Island Peak Base Camp and join the pre-climb training with the guide. Overnight Sleep on tent, Full board meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 13: Island Peak base camp to Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft), back to Chhukung:
Walking duration: 10 to 12 hours
The day of Climbing Island Peak 6189m. You will start to climb early in the night around 2 am. To climb this peak is not that difficult but the rocky trails make quite difficult. The route follows a ridgeline, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. Enjoying the view from 6189m you will back to Chhukung. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse, full board meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 14: Reserve day
It is not sure you will submit as we plan because of the weather conditions. If we submit as we plan we will take rest in Chhukung or walk back to Dingboche for having a good cup of coffee. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse, full board meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 15: Dingboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft):
Walking duration 6 to 7 hours.
The giant mountain peaks are behind you. Walking down to Namche you will follow the villages such as Somare, Pangboche, Debuche, Tengboche, Phungi Tenga, Sanasa, and Kyanjuma. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse, full board meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft)
Walking duration: 6 to 7 hours
The trail descends to Jorselle and follows the other villages to reach in Lukla to celebrate the last day of trekking with all the team. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse, full board meal Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Fly back to Kathmandu for 30m. Overnight at Hotel and Breakfast included.
Day 18: Rest day
Free day in Kathmandu, shopping and if you like to visit an orphanage our team member will take you in an orphanage in Kathmandu.
Day 19: Fly back to home.
Revived the trekking achievement certificate from Company and departure to Airport.
Airport picks up and drops.
Hotels in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
All meals and accommodation during the trekking and Climbing period.
All Entrance fee and Climbing permit
Domestic airfare with airport tax.
Highly experienced climbing guide and staffs.
Staffs food, clothing, salary and insurance.
Travel and Rescue arrangements.
Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
Visa fees to Nepal
Personal expenses, phone calls, laundry, wifi or the internet, bar bills
Excess baggage charges
Personal climbing Gear. You can hire in Kathmandu
Travel and rescue insurance
Meal in Kathmandu.
Tips for guides and porters
Good standard trekking boots
Shorts (both casual and for treks)
Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
Camera & lenses
GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
Book/music player/pack of cards
A plastic bag for waste
The following equipment are needed during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tex Jackets)
We advise travel insurance to all travelers are interested of trekking in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal is walking in the trail (path) of mountains. In mountain areas, health treatment facilities are not standard. There are less available of good hospitals and doctors. So if in case the trekker suffers from severe sickness, he should bring to Kathmandu by helicopter for better treatment. And the helicopter charter fare is expensive in Nepal. If you have already travel insurance, your money will be saved.
When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We JRN Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. Shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects.
We also let you know that Nepalese Insurance Company does not have travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese citizens. So we advise you do your travel insurance with Insurance Company in your own place.
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