Island Peak Climbing

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$ 2190 USD
  • Island Peak Climbing
  • Island Peak Climbing
  • Island Peak Climbing
19

Days

Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude 20,305
  • Accommodation 3 star hotel in Kathmandu, Guesthouses during the trek and tent during the climb.
  • Group Size 2-12 people

Attraction

  • Climb Island Peak and trek across the Amphu Labtsa.
  • High and wild trekking in the remote Hongu Valley below Chamlang.
  • Trekking through the Everest region to Namche Bazaar.
  • Holiday price includes all meals and airport transfers.

Island Peak

Island Peak (6,160m/20,210 ft), originally known as Imja Tse is perhaps the most popular climbing peak in the Everest region. The Island Peak is so named because of its striking location in the centre of the Chhukung valley. It emerges  like an Island on a sea of ice. Island peak is located above the Chukung glacier between Mt Ama Dablam and Mt Lhotse. At 6189m it is one of the highest and challenging popular peaks.

Difficulty

This is not an easy route, however reaching the summit guarantees a massive sense of achievement and affords incredible views. Upon summiting the mountain you will have an attractive view of the highest glaciated west face from the Lotse glacier.

The Trek

Your Journey starts with a spectacular half-hour fight from Kathmandu to the amazing mountain air-strip at Lukla. From Lukla your trek proceeds through Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche & finally the Chhukung valley.

 

The route up the Chhukung valley  leads you to  island peak base camp, your most awaited dream destination. You will also get an opportunity to see the fast growing Imja Lake nearby close to Island Peak base camp.

You can go directly to Island Peak however you may wish to visit Everest base Camp first. If you are less experienced in climbing peaks this may be a preferred option. This itinerary, as for all peaks, requires a good level of physical fitness and careful acclimatisation before attempting the climb.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at:+977 – 985116 – 8573

 

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Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our representative from A One Treks. You will be meeting your guide on the same day.

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Hotel

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Dinner

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We will take you nagarjum hill site, 3 km far from city, a natural rock climbing spot for your climbing course. This course will provide excellent opportunities to learn how to use rope, harness, Ice axe, crampons although there is no snow. Or after breakfast, we start our city tour which includes the main touristic attraction of Kathmandu valley eg- Kathmandu durbar square, monkey temple, Bouddha, Pashupatinath temple. Over night at Kathmandu.

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Hotel

LUNCH

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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We drive to airport early in the morning to take our flight to lukla (2,800m) and meet our other trekking crew there and start our trek. Today you will take an easy walk passing through Chaurikharka village and make a descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkosi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) where we estimate for overnight today. First day is short for acclimatize reason. Explore the village with the remaining time and over night at lodge.

ACCOMMODATION

Tea house

LUNCH

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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SIGNAL

The trail crosses Dudhkoshi River over a long suspension bridge, walking through beautiful pine forest and then leads you along the river to Hilary’s Suspension Bridge. Today en route you will see first view of the Mt Everest. The trail further climbs to Namche Bazaar which is the gate way to Mt. Everest and is the main trading centre of this region. This day, you will overnight in Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284ft).

ACCOMMODATION

Tea house

LUNCH

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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We estimate acclimatization day at this day to adopt high altitude before heading for the EBC. You may spend this day taking a day hike to Thame, visiting Khunde or take a trip to Everest view hotel for the breath taking views of Mt. Everest or relaxing and exploring Namche museum or Namche Bazaar itself.

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Tea House

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Today, we start our trek towards Tengboche. We take a smooth walk along the mountain side and walk down to riverside for lunch. And from here we start walking up gradually through pine forest for 2 more hours to reach Tenboche. Tengboche is a very great place to view close views of Ama-Dablam. And it has a biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in Khumbu region.

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Lodge

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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We descend for half an hour to river side through nice forest, cross the river and start trekking up towards opposite hill and landscapes starts more dry and desert afterwards. We will cross a traditional and cultural Sherpa village Panboche where we can see a close up daily activities of Sherpa people. After this, we make a gradual up towards a small hill afterwards trail goes to wide mountain valley- Pheriche. This is a nice wide village located on the riverside. A small helipad is available here for helicopter rescue and daily High altitude Mountain sickness class available here with a Mountain Specialist.

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Lodge

LUNCH

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Today, we take an easy walk up to Duglha (4,620m/15,158ft), stop here for lunch and continue our trek to Lobuche. The trail goes from Duglha directly up to the Khumbu Glacier for an hour, then left into the memorial area before reaching the village of Lubuche (4,930m/12,894ft) for overnight. By this stage the effects of the altitude will be kicking in and nights are expected to be cold here.

ACCOMMODATION

Lodge

LUNCH

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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The trail continues climb to Gorak Shep, check in to Mt. lodge, lunch and start your hike to EBC. This day leads you finally to the Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) walking through rocky and glacial trails which is the most wonderful renowned place of this trek. After visiting the Everest Base Camp you will return to Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft) for overnight.

ACCOMMODATION

Lodge

LUNCH

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner:

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Today early morning your leader will knock your door to wake up you with a dark climb up to the Kala Pattar. It takes a couple of hours to walk up to the famous viewing point of Kala Pattar (Black Rock) at 5,545m/18,192ft ; this small peak offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lotse, Pumori and Ama Dablam. The views are golden along with sunrise and then back to its original color of white snow capped. Explore sunrise with Everest as long as you want then hike back to Gorekshep, breakfast and will retrace back to Pheriche.

ACCOMMODATION

Lodge

LUNCH

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Our walk today is easy. We walk up for 15 minutes and take a smooth way till to Dingboche for lunch. Then, we hike nother 2 hours to reach Chhukung. Upon on arrival in Chhukung, our climbing guide will check your climbing equipments and brief island peak summit plan.

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Lodge

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Today after breakfast, we heads further on to the steep way climbing southern part then turning east to the main line of the valley. Continue short pleasant walking along a streamside leads to the Big –rock and the route to the Amphu Lapcha lies to the southeast from here. A mid difficult cross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads you to a wide valley flanking of Island peak where we will set up our base camp.

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Tent

LUNCH

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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SIGNAL

This morning we packed our camping stuff and we’ll head on to the High camp from where we start our climb. As you climb the hill, you will see that the slope narrows and the path enter a steep rock channel nearby where we’ll overnight at camp. This is where our guide will fix crampons on your climbing boots and re-check the entire climbing group and personal equipment once again for better safety. If required, you may learn last minute climbing technique with our climbing Sherpa at this stage. If possible, you will be also taken for the ice/rock climbing nearby but subject to the availability. Over night at High Camp.

ACCOMMODATION

Tent

LUNCH

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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SIGNAL

Island Peak Ascent (6,189m/20,305ft) starts early this morning via climb to the rock gully. This is not difficult but there are several short rock steps to climb before you emerge on the right side of the gully. The route then follows a ridgeline, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. You will need to rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses but it leads without difficulty, to a 100m(330ft) snow and ice slope (40-45 Degree) on which the guides will fix a rope. From the top of this slope, 3 rope lengths along a sharp summit ridge lead to the top. After enjoying the summit views you will descend all the way to Chhukung for overnight.

ACCOMMODATION

Lodge

LUNCH

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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SIGNAL

The trek comes down from Chukkung following towards Panboche. After this, we take a same trail back which is used to trek up. The trail comes all the way down to river. We cross the river and take an hour walk up through the forest to reach Tyangboche.

ACCOMMODATION

Loge

LUNCH

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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SIGNAL

We descend through forest till to the riverside for approx of 2 hours, across the river and take a walk up towards a big hill for two hours and will have a nice pleasant walk till to Namche. This is same way as we used before.

ACCOMMODATION

Lodge

LUNCH

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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SIGNAL

After breakfast, we hike down a trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues on an easy walk all thew way back to Lukla. Refreshed up; your guide will re-confirm your flight of next day morning. You will have time to stroll around. Evening enjoy the last celebration dinner with your trek crew member.

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel

LUNCH

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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SIGNAL

We fly back to Kathmandu after our long journey. The early morning flight drops us in Kathmandu. We can rest and relax throughout the day at hotel. If we get interested to take some gifts home from Nepal for friends and relatives, we can visit to some nearby shops or venture out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods. We end our adventure with a farewell dinner in the evening.

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel

LUNCH

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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SIGNAL

The journey within the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today. There is nothing to do but we just trade emails to travel companions and organize our photos. If we have more time we can do some shopping or sightseeing. At last approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight, our representative will escort you to the airport. On our way home you will have plenty of time to plan your next adventure trip in the wonderful country of Nepal.

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LUNCH

Breakfast

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Date & Price

The given prices are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

Apoorva Tours & Treks also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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Price Includes

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports.
  • Accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu, teahouses and tents during trekking and expedition.
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles.
  • All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums.
  • All domestic flights (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu).
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Farewell dinners
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals on mountain.
  • Porter services for trekking.
  • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit.
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping.
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment.
  • Medical kit.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties.

Price Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 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 evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment.
  • Personal climbing guide if requested.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.
  • Tips for guides and porters.
  • Services not listed in the ‘Price Includes’ section.

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