Island Peak (6189m) gets its name due to the strategic location it has in the renowned Khumbu Valley. Situated to the south of Mt. Everest (8848m), it stands out as an island surrounded by glaciers. Moreover, this peak is also an ideal option for trekkers and beginner climbers to test their climbing skills. The trip starts from Lukla which is the gateway to Everest and ascends gradually to the Island Peak Base Camp. Then, the climb to the top of the peak officially begins.

Initially, a short flight from Kathmandu takes you to Lukla. From here, you trek alongside the Dudh Koshi River to join the company of the illustrious Sagarmatha National Park. There on, the trail leads you to Namche Bazaar where you spend an extra day to acclimatize with the altitude. Following the Imja River, you head to Tengboche and continue to Chhukung. After scaling Chhukung Ri (5550m) then next day you trek to Island Peak Base Camp, At base camp our climbing guide display climbing practice and a skills refresher. The climb to the top entails steep sections, snowy paths, and glacial moraines. Finally, the top of the peak offers a majestic panorama of Mt. Everest (8848m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m), and many other mountains. After the climb, you descend back to Lukla and end your adventure in the Himalayas.


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  • Mountain

    Island Peak

  • Address

    Nepal

  • Altitude

    6189M

Difficulty

HARD

Group size

2-12

Duration

16

Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome dinner.

The tour guide staff will be waiting for your arrival at the airport holding a sign with your name. Once you meet the leader you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to your accommodation in Kathmandu which will require approx. half an hour’s drive.


Day 2: Prepration day in Kathmandu

Today we sort our kit out and get anything we need before we set off to lukla, there will aslo be chance to explore Kathmandu.
Kathmandu is the capital and largest city of Nepal, with a population of around 1 million. Also known as the city of temples, the city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres (4,600 feet) above sea level in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley in central Nepal.


Day 3: Flight to Lukla 35 mins & trek to Phakding

We take an early morning flight to Lukla. This scenic flight only takes 40 minutes. Lukla itself is a beautiful mountain village. We will have a break for tea or coffee. You will have the opportunity here to buy bottled water or trekking gear if you still need anything. After our short break we will trek about 4 hours to Phakding, we will have lunch somewhere along the way. On this flight we are restriced to 15kg per person and anything over that the airline company will charge you, so please pack carefully and stay with the 15kg


Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazar (6/7 hrs)

After breakfast we start our journey to Namche Bazaar – the Sherpa capital and base for any Everest Expedition. We will have to pass six suspension bridges crossing the beautiful Dudhkoshi River. There are plenty of nice small tea shops along the way where we can stop for some drinks and lunch. We will stay two nights in a local teahouse. This will be your first glimpse of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848m)


Day 5: Acclimatisation day

Today we stay in Namche Bazaar to start getting acclimatized. There is an optional hike to a beautiful viewpoint where we can see Mount Everest for the first time. You can also find the beautiful views of Lhotse and Ama Dablam.


Day 6: Namche to Debuche (6/7 hrs)

We start out from Namche early and the first two hours of the day are pretty easy going on a sunny undulating path but as the day goes on there is some climbing to be done to get to Debuche


Day 7: Debuche to Dingboche (5 hrs)

First part of the trail is mainly flat and with snow covered high peaks occasionally peaking and encouraging you, after lunch your walk continues on a beautiful stretch of the trail with constant views of the river, mountains and waterfalls. This section is a mix of uphill, flat and downhill so was not too tiring. As we got closer to the Dingboche, we were surrounded by the high peaks and dry mountain landscape.


Day 8: Acclimatisation day

This is your chance to rest up before the last leg of our adventure! Savor a full day of exploring Dingboche and the surrounding valleys of Chhukung and Imja, the latter of which links with Island Peak, the high passes of Amphu Laptsa, and Makalu Barun National Park. Taking an optional trek to the valleys will pay off in rewarding views, but taking it easy is the most important thing today.


Day 9: Dingboche to Chukung (3/4 hrs) & hike Chukung -ri 5,550m (2/3 hrs)

Today starts with some of the finest panoramic views of the Himalayas to be found as we head towards Chukhung and Island Peak


Day 10: Chukung to Island Peak Base Camp (4/5 hrs)

This morning will start with the relatively short hike to Island Peak Base Camp. Get some rest, we push for the summit after midnight!


Day 11: Summit Island peak & returnd Chukung

Today's the big day! Prepare to get started just before dawn as we make our ascent with head lamps, scaling the rocky trail up. The scramble for the summit is arduous, but you'll never be more proud of yourself. After a brief, triumphant time at what feels like the top of the world, it's downwards towards the village of Chukhung.


Day 12: Chukung to Namche Bazar 8-9 hrs

We retrace the original steps of our ascent as we make our way back down the mountain again The walk back is mainly downhill, although it does, counterintuitively, require an hour scaling a hill. We'll be in Namche by late afternoon and off to bed before our last day on the mountain.


Day 13: Namche to Lukla (6/7 hrs)

After breakfast, we trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages but you made it! Thanks to great teamwork and perseverance, you've accomplished a physical feat of which others only dream. This is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet.


Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu flight - 35minutes/ dinner celebration

In the morning, you'll hop on a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu where your journey both began and ends. You'll transfer to your hotel upon landing for some much-needed solo rest and reflection after your trek conquering the Himalayas. We'll reunite in the evening for a farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants in town, where we'll be eager to hear your feedback on the trip.


Day 15: Contigency day for summit attemp or flights in and out of Lukla

Some times the weather does not play ball so this day is important in the intinerary to give us the best chance of reaching the summit if the weather is being difficult. Hopefully we wont need it and we can use it as a rest day. We also use this day for flights in and out of lukla. if we use this day to get out of kathmandu i does mean we dont have a contigency day for the summit

Day 16: Final departure

It's your last day in Nepal! Grab some breakfast, and then take in some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. We'll make sure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty time before your flight home. At this time, we'll say our goodbyes and bid you farewell, armed with warm memories and gorgeous photos to show your loved ones.



PRICE INCLUDES
Private Airport Transfers
3 nights in 4 star hotel twin share basis in Kathmandu (B&B)
Island peak climbing permit, entrance fees & National park fees
Domestic airfare: Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu with tax
3 Meals Plan: (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) during trek & base camp
Experience climbing Sherpa
Porter- 2 trekkers 1 porter
Garbage disposal charges payable to SPCC. (Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee)
Welcome & farewell dinner in Kathmandu
PRICE EXCLUDES
International airfare to/from KTM
Nepal Visa fees: Multiple Entry 30 days - USD 40
Lunch & dinner while staying in Kathmandu
Travel Insurance & personal medical expenses (personnel travel insurance specific for high altitude)
Personal expenses- extra drinks and snacks, hot showers, mineral waters & laundry
Tips for guide & porters (recommended $15 per day)
Helicopter rescue evacuation costs – if required
Additional nights hotel in Kathmandu
Costs related with an expedition finishing early or you leaving an expedition early
Domestic flights charge for any weight over 15kg (10kg hold 5kg hand baggage)