Island Peak Climbing

An ever exciting adventure on top of Island Peak a popular trekking peaks around Himalaya

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Group Size: 1-10 in Group
  • Max Elevation: 6,189m/20,305ft.

Highlights

  • An ever-exciting adventure on top of Nepal's most popular trekking peaks.
  • the overwhelming experience of a lifetime adventure on Island Peak Climb.
  • A great combination of a cultural walk into a traditional Sherpa village.
  • Lovely green woodland and at Tengboche monastery with awesome views.
  • A scenic flight to and from Lukla with the panorama of mountains.
  • Trekking through the rich flora-fauna of the entire Sagarmatha national park.
  • The best mountain view is from the top of Island peak.

About Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing is an ever-exciting lifetime experience climbing and trekking journey to the Khumbu Everest region. Island Peak Climbing is a popular and most famous trekking peak in Nepal and around the Himalayas.

Island Peak Climbing offers us high encircled views of the world's highest mountains including Everest, Lhotse, and many other mountains that can explore the typical Sherpa village old Buddhist monasteries during the Island Peak Climbing period.

Climb Island Peak for beginners in climbing and as well for hard-core mountaineers will be a great exercise and practice before joining major climbing expeditions. The grading standard for Island Peak Climb is PD+ taken from the French and Swiss Alpine Climbing system which is used worldwide on this type of day peak climbing.

PD + as ‘Per Diffcule’ means in French with some difficulties of technical effort in few sections during the climb to the summit top and as well on descend. Our experienced climbing guide will provide full support throughout the climb and as well on the trek, taking care of your safety with the enjoyable climb and trek on this outmost adventure on Island Peak Climb.

Trip of Service Includes

16 Days Island Peak Climbing inclusive three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast, domestic flight, high-quality trek equipment, Island peak climbing permit, climbing guide, and healthy trek porter support our bag to Island peak base camp. It’s all a good arrangement by Nepal Spirit Adventure to achieve summit Island peak at 6189m. 

Island Peak Climbing & Trekking Starts

Island Peak Climbing starts on arrival at Lukla after a sweeping flight from Kathmandu, then walking to overnight stops at Phakding-Namche bazaar and scenic Tengboche monastery. From this lovely spot with a panorama of mountains with Mt. Everest heading to our main destination at Island Peak base camp after walking past Pangboche-Dingboche and Chukung villages.

From the Island peak base camp our true adventure leads to the summit top with the full support of Nepal Spirit Adventure expert guides. After feeling in high spirit with amazing views descend back to Imjatse valley and walk back to Lukla for a scenic short flight to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

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On arrival in Kathmandu international airport received by Nepal Spirit Adventure's airport representative with a transfer to respective hotels downtown in the hub of Kathmandu city. Look up tourist market and old Kathmandu bazaar it is all depending on your Nepal arrival time table overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3-star Accommodation
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 3,15m/4,314ft

In Kathmandu a free day for last day preparation for the adventurous climb of Island Peak with time in Kathmandu after shopping necessary items for the trek and climb, one can book for an optional half-day tour at places of interest around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur cities. Kathmandu valley full of world heritage sites where you can observe local interesting culture as You can take a rest, afternoon you will visit the office for a check on your trip/ trekking equipment and to answer any questions you may have Nepal Spirit Adventure will brief you in detail about the trip, make sure you have or will find all the necessary trekking equipment you need, as well as introducing you to the guide who will accompany for the whole trip overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3-star Accommodation
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 3,15m/4,314ft

Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for a short scenic flight of 35 mins to Lukla with panorama views of mountains, on reaching at Lukla with its unique airstrip start the trek towards Phakding on a good trail through traditional Sherpa farm villages with views of snowcapped peaks after a good walk of 3-4 hours reaching at Phakding for overnight stop in a nice lodge by the bank of Dudh Kosi River.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2,840m/9,318ft
  • Walking Hours: 4 hours

We start the day walking through some small Sherpa villages on the trail enjoying good views of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. We will pass Rhododendron forests Magnolia and giant fir. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it a really beautiful walk which you will not forget in a hurry. Crossing multiple bridges suspended over the river we continue on to Monjo which is the southern entrance to the Sagarmatha national park. This gate is the main entrance of national park; your guide will take care of the paperwork (National park permits and T.I.M.S. cards) then a walk to Jorsale, the last village before Namche Bazaar. You should take your lunch break there, and prepare for the steep ascent out of the valley. You will cross the high suspension bridge that spans the confluence of the Dudh Kosi and Bhote Kosi rivers. Continue to keep start the steep climb up out of the valley till you reach a ridge that offers us the first views of Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse, finally reaching the colorful village of Namche Bazaar, the main gateway to the Solukhumbu region overnight stay at a guesthouse.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Manche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3,440m/11,287ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 hours

A perfect spot for rest day and acclimatization before heading higher area, at Namche one can relax or take a short hike to Everest View Hotel which takes almost 2 hours or walk up to the top of Namche for better views of Everest, Amadablam and adjoining peaks, visit of the interesting museum.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3,440m/11,287ft

From Namche morning walk leads up with aerial view of Namche Bazaar overlooking beautiful towering peaks, walk-on gradual path, then heading downhill to Imjatse river at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, after a break uphill through cool rhododendron, pines, firs trees with marvelous mountain views, and then reaching at Thyangboche Monastery with views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande and majestic peak of Amadablam. With time here visit the interesting monastery with young monks and priests on ceremonial prayer.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3,867m/12,684ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 hours

Morning downhill through beautiful birch-rhododendron and pines forest, a nice pleasant walk and then the path leads crossing a bridge over Imja Khola. From here climb to reach Pangboche village, from here leaving tree lines behind for short rhododendron and juniper bushes. The trail leads on an exposed area with super views of Mt. Amadablam 6,856 m at close range after a good walk of the day, reaching at Dingboche for an overnight stop, located within beautiful Imjatse valley with many good lodges, early days a Yak summer grazing areas before the invasion of trekkers and mountaineers.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4,350m/14,271ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 hours

A leisure morning with a short walk today at the end of Imjatse valley to Chukung, the last settlement around remote Khumbu area, from Dingboche head further east towards Island Peak or Imjatse Peak with an overnight stop at Chukung. Afternoon hike to Chukung Ri at above 5,550 m high, offering a grand vista of surrounding giant peaks beneath towering Lhotse and Nuptse mountains.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Chhukung
  • Altitude: 4,763m/15,626ft
  • Walking Hours: hours

Today is complete rest and climbing preparation day, our experience climbing guide will teach to how to use and fix the Island peak climbing equipment and well as check the equipment what do we have! We can hire all require Island peak gear at Chhukung overnight lodge of Chhukung.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Chhukung
  • Altitude: 4,763m/15,626ft

After Chukung walk to Island Peak Base Camp, as the path leads on steep terrain and moraine along the left bank of Lhotse glacier, following glacial streams to the snout of Imja glacier to cross a dry lake between Lhotse and Imja glaciers to reach at base camp around Pareshaya Gyab, afternoon free to relax for acclimatization.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Island peak base camp
  • Altitude: 5,210m/18,159ft
  • Walking Hours: 3 hours

Today is our big day weak up early in the morning start around 4:30 AM from base camp to high camp. From high camp climbing a left-hand ridge and then scrambling across a broad open gully to gain right-hand ridge, this gives easy scrambling to the snow-covered glacier above, a route needs to be found out leftwards, avoiding seracs and crevasses before turning back northwards over snow-covered scree in the margin between the glacier and the base of the main summit ridge. After crossing a gully with some stone and ice fall danger, a steep snow and ice ramp leads upward for nearly 100 meters (300ft), to the summit ridge. The last moves on to the ridge often prove difficult and many climbers leave a fixed rope in place to aid descent. The ridge itself a classic which undulates towards the main summit is reached by a final tricky snow pitch. Standing atop we have the stunning close-up view of the South face of Lhotse (8,501 m.) in the vastness that looms before us. We have the impressive dramatic views of the mountains -Amadablam (6,856 m.), Chamlang and Baruntse in the far horizon, descend on the same route to base camp and then walk to Chukung for an overnight stop in the comfort of the nice cozy lodge as time permits.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Chhukung
  • Altitude: 6,189m/20,305ft
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 hours

After successful climb of Island peak return journey to Lukla via Dingboche village, morning walk leads with few uphills’s over moraine with striking views of mountains, after a brief stop at Dingboche, an easy downhill walk with few short up to Pangboche village and then retrace the journey back to Tengboche through beautiful forest and views of peaks.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Debuche
  • Altitude: 4,350m/14,271ft
  • Walking Hours: 5 hours

Return journey easier after losing much altitude every few hours, walking downhill with few short ups for an hour to Sanasa and then on a gradual path with downhill to Namche Bazaar for a shortstop. After a good rest descend to Dudh Kosi River and to Monjo for an overnight stop near the National Park gate.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Monjo
  • Altitude: 2,835m/9,301ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 hours

Morning a pleasant walk reaching at Phakding from here retrace the trail back to Lukla with last final climb for an hour, on reaching Lukla celebrate last night dinner with fellow trekkers and staff.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2,840m/9,318ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 hours

From Lukla morning scenic flight back to Kathmandu with fantastic views of mountains from the plane on landing at Kathmandu airport, our staff transfers you back to the hotel around the Thamel area with the rest of the day free at leisure evening we invite you farewell dinner, overnight in hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3-star Accommodation
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 3,15m/4,314ft

After a wonderful time on Island Peak Climb with grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to the international air terminal for your departure homeward bound or to the next respective countries.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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Cost Details

  • Airport arrival and departure by private vehicle.
  • 3-night 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu including airport departure tax.
  • Everest National park permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide, climbing guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, and lodging.
  • Twin sharing 9-nights Mt. Lodge/tea-house accommodation on the trek.
  • 2-nights camping/tent accommodation during the climbing period.
  • Trekking & Climbing Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Island peak climbing permit.
  • Trekking & climbing mountaineering equipment for trekking and climbing part- very high quality-tent for climbing & kitchen, dining, toilet, mattresses as well as sleeping bags and down jackets.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.
  • Nepal Spirit Adventure exclusive medical kit.
  • Farewell dinners.
  • All the government and local tax with paperwork.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, all the table drinks alcoholic noon alcoholic, battery recharge, extra porters bottled or boiled water, shower, heater and phone calls, etc
  • Nepal visa.
  • Travel insurance & Rescue operation.
  • Personal trekking & climbing equipment.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Food and extra nights in a hotel in Kathmandu (due to an early return from a trek, or an extended stay in Nepal).
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Additional trips or tours in Kathmandu.
  • International flight tickets.

Dates & Prices

Departure note

Departure dates are not convenient for you; you may choose alternate trip departure dates as per your comfort holidays. We can organize a private Island Peak Climbing at any time of the year.

Useful Information

Upon Arrival in Nepal:

On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you and then transfer you to your respective hotel. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek.

Accommodation in Kathmandu:

We provide 3*** stars tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing basis with breakfast. If you are trekking in groups joining a basis, you will share a room with someone of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room supplement in Kathmandu and on-route trekking, you can request the single supplement (which will be at an extra cost besides the trip price stated). We can also help you to book at different deluxe star category hotels on request for more details and information please feel free to contact us.

Accommodation Climbing & Trekking Part:

During the trek and climbing period, we provide accommodation in a tea house (mountain lodge). A Tea House is a combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are with twin beds and little additional furniture like small tables or chairs. Blankets are generally provided (we recommend that you carry your own sleeping bags). Most bathrooms are common with squatting (Asian) toilets or of western comfort with sitting toilets. Most Tea Houses / Lodge have running water facilities. Most of the lodges have hot water for showers, but with extra charge in using hot showers and twin sharing tent for Island base camp.

Meals:

During the trekking session, full board meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner are provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries and for the Island peak climbing period, we provide you Nepali food. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses' restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and eggs dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Safe Drink Water:

Drinking water is very important while we are on trek and Island peak climbing sessions, we recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters of water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problem AMS). We provide fresh spring and tap water with added purification pills in our entire trip package. Besides this, if you wish to drink sealed packed mineral and boiled water you can buy them en route at extra cost.

Health & Fitness:

Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and in participating both Island peak climbing and trekking. If you do not have previous trekking and climbing experience as required, you can start with a morning walking exercise or cycling for weeks or months before/after booking the trip with us, if you have previous trekking and climbing experience it will add a plus point on the trek chosen, most of the trek is noon technical effort walks.

The highest height gain on this trip is at 5,545m above sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and down, walking through local villages, farmlands, terraces, and riverside as long as you have energy walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still require moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult their medical doctor before traveling and do a regular check-up and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

Experience Staff with Safety:

Nepal's mountainous country walk takes you to a remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied by experienced and qualified guides and leaders for a safe journey and to make the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time. Our guide provides much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating day to day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed by Nepal Government, certified by TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing help, information and the needs of the guests of nationalities.

Assuring that all our trips are well managed by an expert team of tourism professionals all our guides have a good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experience and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books. During your time with us, you will have time to learn Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the group.

This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smooth as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helper in certain conditions.

Caring Porter:

Our porter is fully equipped with warm gear and insured on each trip by the company. We take care of our staff /porter's welfare as well as the client’s safety.
We closely work with (PAC) Porters Association International Act. We allow maximum load to be carried by our porter with 20 to 25 KG and make sure that your trekking duffel-kit bag should not be more than 20 KG.

Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance is a must and necessary that you are insured when booking trips with Nepal Spirit Adventure. Insurance protections should cover Travel / Medical sufficiently as well as emergency and immediate rescue evacuation by any means of transportation including helicopters on medical ground. As well covering against loss or theft of your belonging and valuables please make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including other trips and adventure sports.

Nepal Spirit Adventure holds no responsibility and liability in case of loss, theft, or damage to your belongings. We also let you know that Nepalese insurance companies do not have a travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese nationals. We advise you when you travel to Nepal please bring your insurance documents.

Re-Charging Batteries of Electronic Items:

We can recharge your batteries and devices with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a 2pin plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

Risk Liabilities:

We are fully committed to providing the best quality services providing enjoyable and mesmerizing holidays so that one can experience “once in a lifetime journey” with us, we perform our duties honestly and seriously to make your journey very smooth and pleasant. The entire programs are conducted strictly under the rules and regulations of the Nepal Government act and policies.

Nepal Spirit Adventure Pvt. Ltd shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, Landslide, road blockage, and flood and other natural calamities, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident. Any extra cost incurred due to some situations clients should be borne the expenses on the spot.

Visa:

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visas can be obtained from the Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or they can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. Most of our guests take Nepal visas after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. To get a Nepalese visa you should bring a valid passport and two passport size photos. The validity and visa fee are as follows.

Visa Fees:

15 days US$ 30
30 days US$ 50
90 days US$ 125

Visa Extension:

Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31).
For further information, please contact
Department of Immigration
Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/

High Altitude Sickness:

Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally at altitudes of over 3000 m. Most people will feel some effect of altitude, shortness of breath, and possibly light-headedness, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you to deal with your problem. Generally, overexertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics.

Group Size:

We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and the maximum group size is ten or more on request. We can also organize a private trip for a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group date on the same date.