Island Peak (6189m)
This trekking peak also known as Imja Tse (6189m) was first climbed in 1953 in preparation for the ascent on Everest. This is a very popular peak. Apart from being an enjoyable climb, it has some of the most spectacular scenery of the Khumbu region. The mainland forms a semi-circle of cliffs that rise in the north to the rugged summits of Nuptse. Lhotse, Lhotse middle peak and Lhotse Shar. To the east lies Cho Polu and beyond this, the red granite Makalu. To the south lies the Baruntse, Amphu and the lofty Amadablam. The Amadablam looks like a giant sea-stack guarding the entrance to the glacial bay Where Island peak stands. Island peak’s first route of ascent was the south-east flank and south-west ridge. The usual base camp site is between Imja Tse and moraine of Imja glacier. In the event of heavy snowfall, this area has proved to be prone to avalanche danger. The west face also offers good climbing route.
Itinerary & Highlight
Day 01. Arrival in Kathmandu:
Transfer to hotel for check in and briefing on the trip. An introductory sightseeing trip to downtown Kathmandu or explore around hotel depending on your flight arrival or visit local trekking shops if you need to recheck your personal climbing gears.
Day 02. Kathmandu:
Guided sightseeing covering all the major sightseeing points in and around Kathmandu, covering the prominent landmarks such as: Soyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Patan, Kumari (the living goddess) Temple and Durbar Square Kathmandu.
Day 03. Kathmandu to Lukla and Phakding:
After breakfast, transfer to domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for the 45-minute flight to Lukla, landing on the STOL runway in the heart Lukla Village, the gateway to Mt. Everest Region. Meet our porters and supporting field staffs. After lunch, proceed to Phakding Village for overnight accommodation. Trek 2 to 3 hours.
Day 04. Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m):
Full day, trekking through pine forest along with Bhote Koshi River. An easy walk up to Monjo Check Post, the entrance to the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park. After lunch, steep climb to Namche Bazaar for overnight accommodation.
Day 05. Namche Bazar:
Rest for acclimatization because of exceeding 3000m.
Day 06. Namche Bazar to Tengboche Monastery (3860m):
An easy walk to Somare, the gradual down to Phungitenga for lunch break. After lunch about an hour steep climb, then gradual uphill trek to the famous Tengboche Monastery.
Day 07. Tengboche Monastery to Dingboche (4410m):
Proceed to Pangboche Village(3901m) for lunch break in the witness of Mt. Ama Dablam, where there is the oldest monastery in the Khumbu. After lunch, trek to Dingboche heading towards Imja Valley for overnight camp enjoying the panoramic sceneries of high mountains.
Day 08. Dingboche to Chukhung:
An easy and short trek to Chukhung camp enjoying the views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam and other prominent snow capped peaks in the region.
Day 09. Chhukhung to Island Peak Base Camp:
Preparation for climbing and brief practical knowledge “know how” under our high altitude climbing instructor.
Day 10. Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5350m):
Day 11. Spare Day:
In case of bad weather in the region. Otherwise the spare day can be used somewhere while coming down from Island Peak to Lukla.
Day 12. High Camp to Island Peak Summit (6173m) and Island Peak Base Camp:
After successful climb, return to Base Camp for rest.
Day 13. Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche Village:
Returning towards Lukla.
As an option: From Island Peak Base Camp, interested persons may extend the trek to Kalapathar-Mt. Everest Base Camp and return to Kathmandu at extra payable basis. But requested to make such arrangements before departure from Kathmandu.
Day 14. Pangboche Village to Namche Bazaar:
Day 15. Namche Bazar to Lukla:
After an early morning breakfast, downhill trek to Phakding for lunch break, then trek to Lukla for overnight accommodation.
Day 16. Lukla to Kathmandu:
After breakfast, transfer to Lukla Airport for early morning flight to Kathmandu. Check in hotel. Rest.
Day 17. Kathmandu:
At leisure or personal sightseeing and shopping. Evening, farewell dinner will be served at typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural show.
Day 18. Transfer to airport:
After breakfast, transfer to airport. Departure from Kathmandu or make extension as per your time-frame.
– Depending on the number of trekking members
– Hotel accommodation for 4 nights in Kathmandu on twin-sharing basis.
– Tented camp during the climbing period on twin sharing basis.
– Local lodge during the trekking period based on twin sharing or dormitory.
– Breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu.
– Meals (including bed tea/coffee, breakfast, lunch, evening tea/coffee and dinner) during the trekking & climbing period.
Mode of Transportation:
– Guided city sightseeing with private vehicle in an around Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
– Airfare: Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu with tax.
– Airport pickups and drops upon your arrival in Kathmandu and Lukla.
Inclusive (in addition to the above plan)
– Services as per the above mentioned plan.
– Service of registered English speaking city guide.
– Professional Sherpa climbing guides, assistant guides and other experienced supporting field staff as per group size.
– Porters to carry your belongings (1 porter for 2 trekking members).
– Basic climbing gears for the team.
– Wages for trekking guides, field staff and porters.
– Insurance coverage for trekking guides, field staff and porters.
– Brand-new like heavy duty sleepingbag (to be returned on completion of the trip).
– A kit bag/duffel bag for trekking as our complimentary.
– A map relating the destination.
– Tims card (trek registration card).
– Entry permit fee for Sagarmatha National Park.
– All entry fees to the sightseeing points as per the itinerary.
– Basic medicines for staff and porters.
– Farewell dinner at typical Nepalese Restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu.
– Government tax and surcharges.
– Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
– Nepalese visa fee.
– Climbing royalty (to be shared among the participants).
– Personal climbing gears (can be hired in Kathmandu).
– Climbing allowance for climbing guides (for their camping gears, to be shared among the participants).
– International flights to and from Kathmandu.
– Additional services beyond service plans, inclusive and itinerary.
– Excess baggage charges (if there is more than 15 kilograms per trekking member).
– Private porter if needed.
– Personal expenses (tips, bar bill, laundry and shower at local lodges and other expenses of personal nature during the trip).
– Emergency rescue cost if needed (advisable to have personal insurance).
– Additional waiting expenses in case of flight cancellation due to bad weather.
Fixed departures scheduled for 2018:
To be arrived in Kathmandu: on 27 September 2018.
Trek departure from Kathmandu: on 28 September 2018. To Phakdig via Lukla.
To be arrived in Kathmandu: on 30 October 2018.
Trek departure from Kathmandu: on 31 October 2018. To Phakding via Lukla.
Fixed departures scheduled for 2019:
To be arrived in Kathmandu: on 28 April 2019.
Trek departure from Kathmandu: on 29 April 2019. To Phading via Lukla.
To be arrived in Kathmandu: on 27 September 2019.
Trek departure from Kathmandu: on 28 September 2019. To Phakding via Lukla.
To be arrived in Kathmandu: on 30 October 2019.
Trek departure from Kathmandu: on 31 October 2019. To Phakding via Lukla.
– Email to us for booking or further information on our fixed departures or a private trip at your convenience. Thanks.