Island Peak Climbing 16-days

Duration: 16 Days   
Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Streneous
  • Transport: Flight
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Guest house
  • Max Elevation: 6,189m/20,305ft
  • Best Season: Spring (April to May) and Autumn (October to November)

Highlights

  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Feel the warmth of rich Sherpa culture and tradition.
  • Adventurous trail.
  • Reach Everest Base Camp.
  • Beautiful sunrise from Kala Patthar viewpoint.
  • Cross challenging Cho La Pass.
  • Summit Island Peak.
  • Panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse.

Island Peak Climbing is one of the most famous peak climbing in the Everest region. Located in the center of the Everest region, Island Peak Climbing is the best option for novice climbers who are just stepping into mountaineering in the Himalayas. Among 33 designated climbing peaks of Nepal, Island Peak Climbing presents itself as an ideal way to gear up for more challenging climbing. The journey is adventurous, scenic, endlessly stimulating, and little difficult than Everest Base Camp Trek. We, Snowland Treks & Expedition has designed our itinerary in a way to allow you to witness as many as scenes possible during the trek. Our Island Peak Climbing itinerary includes an excursion to Gokyo Ri from where stunning sceneries can be seen. Similarly, you will also cross thrilling Cho La Pass, explore Everest Base Camp, and hike up to Kala Patthar viewpoint to observe glorious sunrise in the backdrop of Himalayan mountains.

Island Peak also is known as Imja Tse (6,189 m) is an extension of a ridge that drops down from the south end of Lhotse Shar. Situate around 10 kilometers away from Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Island Peak was named by Eric Shipton’s group in 1952 AD because it appears as an island on a sea of ice. Later in 1983, the peak was renamed, Imja Tse. The trail is not technically challenging as other peaks, however, Island Peak Climbing trail is considered as physically challenging and exhausting. No doubt, the climb will present you the most exquisite sceneries, but you will also see excellent views of snow-capped mountains, valleys, and glaciers from an unseen angel. You will get to see panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856 m), Mt. Baruntse (7,720 m), Mt. Makalu (8,475 m), and numerous other mountains. During the Island Peak Climbing, you will also get a chance to observe and understand the unique lifestyle, tradition, and culture of people residing in this extreme part of the world. You will come across several monasteries, gompas, and chortens fastened with colorful prayer flags that will give you deep insight into the religious view of the local.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at the Airport
  • Day 02Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,610 m)
  • Day 03Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
  • Day 04Namche Bazaar – Khumjung Valley Excursion (3,790 m)
  • Day 05Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3,860 m)
  • Day 06Tengboche – Pheriche (4,270 m)
  • Day 07Pheriche – Lobuche (4,910 m)
  • Day 08Lobuche – Gorak shep- Everest Base Camp (5,364 m)
  • Day 09Gorak Shep – (Kalapathar)- Dingboche (4,410 m)
  • Day 10Dingboche – Chhukung (4,700 m)
  • Day 11Chhukung – Island Peak Base Camp (5,087 m)
  • Day 12Island Peak Base Camp- High Camp (5,500 m)
  • Day 13Island Peak Summit (6,189 m) and Back to Chhukung
  • Day 14Chhukung – Namche ( 3,440 m)
  • Day 15Namche – Lukla (2,840 m)
  • Day 16Lukla – Kathmandu

What’s Included

  • Airport pickup/drop by a private vehicle.
  • All ground transportation on a private vehicle as per the Itinerary.
  • Standard accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast as per Itinerary.
  • Teahouse/guest house accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek as per Teahouse/guest house menu.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • English-speaking government-licensed guide and assistant guide.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).
  • Porter service.
  • Free trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map to take back with yourself.
  • Down jacket & sleeping bag provided by Snowland Treks & Expedition (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Staff expenses (salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation).
  • First aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Extra official expenses.
  • International Airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain due to any reason than the scheduled Itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s), and driver(s).
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, hot & cold drinks, phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include part.

Useful Information

Island Peak Climbing route

Island Peak Climbing begins with a thrilling flight the will take you to the Khumbu region. After your landing at Lukla airport, you will ascend up to the famous tourist hub, Namche Bazar through Sagarmatha National Park. From Namche Bazar, the trail will take you to the Gokyo village via Dole and Machhermo where you take a day off. You will visit Gokyo Lake and hike up to Gokyo Ri. Further, crossing challenging Cho La Pass, you will ascend to Everest Base Camp and spending some time here, you descend down to Gorak Shep. Next morning, you will hike up to Kala Patthar and continue your journey towards Island Peak Base Camp. Gradually summiting the Island Peak (6,189 m), you will descend down to Lukla to fly back to Kathmandu.

Island Peak Climbing difficulty

Island Peak Climbing is a difficult journey in the Himalayas. The trail is not technically difficult, but do requires strong stamina, high will power, and good health. You will be climbing for around 6 to 7 hours on average on a daily basis. You do not previous trekking experience to go on this trek, however, make sure to have a few hiking session before the beginning of the Island Peak Climbing to make the journey little easy.

Best time to go on Island Peak Climbing

Best time to gon Island Peak Climbing is Spring (April to May) and Autumn (October to November). For any information regarding Island Peak Climbing itinerary or Island Peak Climbing cost feel free to contact us anytime.