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Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing

Adventure Pilgrims Trekking has experience climbing guides who will take you to summit the top of the worlds but for the beginner of the climbing with technical support with our staff you will be in top of the Island Peak Climbing.

In order to acclimatize prior to climbing Island Peak (20,305ft/6,189m), we offer a trek through the Himalayan Khumbu. This expedition offers wonderful trekking through the glorious Khumbu region and any physically fit enthusiast is welcome to join the team. All team members will have the opportunity to summit Kala Pattar (18,187ft/5,545m), a wonderful location to view and photograph Mt. Everest, before then heading for a visit to Everest Base Camp Treks. While climbing team members make the summit attempt of island Peak, the trekking only team members will spend 2-3 days walking in the stunning valleys around Island Peak. Island Peak is a mountain in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal. The peak was named Island Peak as it appears as an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. 

The trek to Island Peak initially follows the main Everest Base Camp Trek route, but separates at Dingboche. It can be made as a circular trek that takes in some of the Himalaya's most spectacular scenery. The peak is actually an extension of the ridge coming down off the south end of Lhotse Shar. Island Peak is one of the most popular trekking peaks given its difficulty and accessibility especially when supported by a Nepalese climbing guide. Island Peak is one of the main climbing peaks in Everest Region with an impressive and highly glaciated. This summit proves a good acclimatization hike and gives you magnificent close-up views of the world's highest mountains including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and more. The route to the summit includes a steep slope and a narrow ridge.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla which takes approximately 30 minutes and trek to Phakding. Early in the morning you will be driven from your hotel to Kathmandu airport, after a 30 minute spectacular flight you will land at the Lukla airport (2800m.).You begin your trek to Phakding (2652m.) and you walk for about 2 and half to 3 hrs. While trekking, you head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail to Phakding (2652m.)

Day 2 :  Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) which takes about 5 to 5 and half hours. This day you trek and cross the river on high suspension bridges. You then ascend quite steeply to Namche Bazaar and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. You can also enjoy the view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Konde-Ri and Tawache peak. Stay overnight at lodge in Namche Bazar.

Day 3 : Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places. For the acclimatization you walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche Bazaar for the outstanding views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Center and Museum just above the town. Stay overnight at lodge in Namche Bazar.

Day 4 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3850 m.) which takes almost 5 hours. From Namche, the trail contours around the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi. Now, you have the first glimpse of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Although exhausting due to the zigzagged path, the trek has numerous attractions like rhododendron bushes, beautiful birds chirping in the wild and superb mountain scenery which makes your trek exciting. Tyangboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region. Stay overnight at lodge in Tyangboche.

Day 5 : Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4350m.) which takes about 4 and half hours to 5 hours. You gradually descend through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and steadily climb up to the village of Pangboche. As you gradually ascend, you find thick forests as the trail is full of thorny and juniper bushes. A further two and a half hour’s walk brings you to Dingboche. Stay overnight at lodge in Dingboche.

Day 6 : Rest at Dingboche for acclimatization

Day 7 : Trek from Dingboche (4350m.) to Chhukung (4730m.) which it takes about 2 and half hours. The trail follows a gradual ascent up to Chhukung. On the way, you can see summer huts made especially for keeping livestock in the summer time. Stay overnight at lodge in Chhukung.

Day 8 : Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5087m) which takes about three hours. You trek on a gradually ascending path all the way to Base Camp. On the way you can enjoy the panoramic views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and Island Peak along with many other beautiful mountains. Camp for the night.

Day 9-10 : Climb to Island Peak (6189m.) Crossing the gully above the camp the trail makes a climb for another hour to a narrow ridge, leading on to the glacier. Here, it is time to rope up and put on your crampons as the most interesting part of the climb begins with the glacier crossing. This is followed by the steep snow slope that leads onto the summit ridge. This ridge is wonderfully airy and on reaching the summit you have stunning close-up views of the south face of Lhotse looming over you whilst in the other direction, there are more dramatic mountain views. You descend along the same route, down to base camp.

Day 11 : Trek from island Peak Base Camp to Chhukung which takes about three hours. Stay overnight at lodge in Chhukung.

Day 12 : Trek from Chhukung to Pangboche (3985m.) After descending along the trail to Chhukung, you continue on to Dingboche for lunch. It is then another couple of hours to the lovely village of Pangboche where you will camp for the night.

Day 13 : Trek from Pangboche to Khumjung (3790m.) and it takes about six hours. In the beginning you trek gradually down path and after crossing Phortse Tenga you trek through a steeply ascending path up to Mongla and then gradually down to Khumjung. Stay overnight at lodge in Khumjung.

Day 14 : Trek Khumjung to Monjo which takes about five hours. Follow a descending path for the entire day. En route, you pass Namche Bazaar. Stay overnight at lodge in Monjo.

Day 15 : Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2800m) which takes about 3 hours. Your final day's trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where you can sample some Chhaang, try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable trekking experience. Stay overnight at lodge in Lukla.

Day 16 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes.

Cost Details

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Cost Includes

  • Sirdar during trek
  • Necessary Sherpas during trek
  • National Park Fees for Sagarmatha National Park
  • Necessary porters or Zopkios during trek
  • Porter and support staff insurance

Cost Excludes

  • Tips and personal natured expenses, laundry, medical kits, rescue evacuation and personal travel insurance of the clients
  • Sleeping bags
  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks including bottled water
  • Nepalese visa
  • Costs incurred due to unforeseen circumstances like landslides, political unrest, cancellation of flights, flood, rain etc
  • Airfare Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu (local payment)
  • Personal climbing Equipment
  • Excess baggage cost for domestic flight (baggage allowance is 15 Kg per person).

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