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Island - Trekking - Climbing and Expedition - (19 Days / 18 Night Days )

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Island - Trekking - Climbing and Expedition

Description
Island Peak climbing is located on top of the Chukung glacier between Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains, Island Peak is the most sought after trekking destination because of its challenging geographical conditions. Each year more than 300 groups attempt to scale the summit of Island peak.
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  • Overview
  • Duration 19 Days / 18 Night Days Group Size minimum 2 maximum 12
    Grade advance Max Altitude
    Starting Point kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
    Accommodation
    Meals
    Transportation

    Located on top of the Chukung glacier between Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains, Island Peak is the most sought after trekking destination because of its challenging geographical conditions. Each year more than 300 groups attempt to scale the summit of Island peak. This trek offers an excellent opportunity to climb a Himalayan Summit [6173m] together with an exhilarating Trek to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. The most difficult section is a mixed rock and ice wall at a slope of around 45 degrees leading to the narrow summit ridge.

    The magnificent views from the summit, however, are certainly a fitting reward for your efforts. Before climbing Island Peak, we trek up the Dudh Kosi valley from Lukla, passing through Namche and Tengboche on our way to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. After being rested and feeling physically fit and acclimatized, we then head up the beautiful Imja Khola valley towards Island Peak. Besides the trekking adventure, we also witness pristine Sherpa villages and ever-so-serene monasteries. With wonderful memories of the trekking earlier done, we retrace our route back through Namche to Lukla, and from there we fly back to Katmandu. This trip can be done during March to May and September to December.

  • Detail Itinerary
    • Day 1 Fly to lukla and trek to Phakding

      A spectacular flight and hair rising landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla (2850m). After meeting our crew, we head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail to our first camp near the river at Phakding.

      Flight

      Accommodation

      Guide

    • Day 2 Phakding to Namche

      From Phakding, we cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park, which was created in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. We then ascend quite steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market-a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La. Camp is near the bazaar at Namche

      Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

      Accommodation

      Guide

    • Day 3 Rest day in Namche

      Namche is tucked between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, teashops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. Options for acclimatization walks include a visit to Khunde hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to the Everest view hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. There are also good views from the national park center and museum just above the town.

      Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

      Accommodation

      Guide

    • Day 4 Namche to Tengboche

      From Namche, the trail contours around the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Kosi. Now we get our first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, we descend steeply to a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga. The village is an excellent lunch spot, and here we can rest before making the steep climb to Tengboche. Although tiring, the hike up the zigzag path has numerous distractions, with rhododendron bushes, beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu. We camp near the monastery with Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam framed in the doorway of the tent.

      Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

      Accommodation

      Guide

    • Day 5 Tengboche to Pheriche

      We descend steeply through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily to the village of Pangboche. This is directly opposite Ama Dablam [6856m], and has exceptional views of the mountain, with the gompa, Mani walls and scattered pine trees in the foreground. A further two hours walk brings us to Pheriche.

      Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

      Accommodation

      Guide

    • Day 6 Rest day in Pheriche

      A day to rest and acclimatize and a chance to wander up the valley to look at a lake, the Tshola Tsho and the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. Alternatively, we can climb up onto the ridge overlooking Dingboche for the view up the Imja Valley and the incredible south face of Lhotse.

      Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

      Accommodation

      Guide

    • Day 7 Pheriche to lobuche

      We continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We then turn right and climb more steeply towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The teahouse at Duglha is a good spot to have lunch before zigzagging up through the boulders of the glacier's terminal moraine. At the top of this climb there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche

      Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

      Accommodation

      Guide

    • Day 8 Lobuche to Gorakshep

      To reach our next objective, Kala Pattar, the trail follows the Khumbu Glacier, and offers superb views of the surrounding mountains, especially where the path is forced to rise to cross a tributary glacier. We stop for lunch at our camping place for the night, GorakShep. Later in the afternoon, when the sunset colors begin to appear on Everest, we make our way to the top of one of the finest viewpoints in the Everest region, Kala Pattar (5554m). As the light begins to fade we stroll back to our camp at Gorak Shep and have an early night in preparation for our trek to Everest Base Camp the following day.

      Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

      Accommodation

      Guide

    • Day 9 Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp

      To reach Everest Base Camp, a very early start is required, as it takes several hours on a trail that weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. We return to either Gorak Shep or Lobuche to camp for the night.

      Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

      Accommodation

      Guide

    • Day 10 Base camp to Dingboche

      We head back down today, through Duglha, to the summer village of Dingboche, where the houses are dotted about in the fields.

      Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

      Accommodation

      Guide

    • Day 11 Dingboche to Chukhung

      Today, we have an easy walk for about 2 hours, climbing up gradually to the small settlement of Chukhung. Along the way we have great views of Island Peak and the challenge that awaits us.

      Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

      Accommodation

      Guide

    • Day 12 Chukhung to Island Peak Base Camp

      Another easy day, the trail crosses the river and follows the valley for approx 3 hours, passing beneath the magnificent south face of Lhotse. Base camp is by the side of the Imja glacier, below steep grassy slopes that mark the start of the climb on Island Peak.

      Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

      Accommodation

      Guide

    • Day 13 Trek to High camp

      We ascend a little further to high camp where we will relax and make final preparations for our climb tomorrow.

      Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

      Accommodation

      Guide

    • Day 14 Ascent of Island peak

      Crossing the gully above the camp the trail makes a climb for another hour to a narrow ridge, leading onto the glacier. Here it is time to rope-up and put on our crampons as the most interesting part of the climb begins with the glacier crossing. The steep snow slope that leads onto the summit ridge follows this. This ridge is wonderfully airy and on reaching the summit we have stunning close-up views of the south face of Lhotse looming over us whilst in the other direction, there are more dramatic mountain views. We descend along the same route, down to base camp.

      Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

      Accommodation

      Guide

    • Day 15 Spare day

      A contingency day allocated for weather etc.

      Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

      Accommodation

      Guide

    • Day 16 Pangbouche

      After descending along the trail to Chukhung, we continue on to Dingboche for lunch. It is then another couple of hours to the lovely village of Pangboche where we' will camp for the night.

      Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

      Accommodation

      Guide

    • Day 17 Pangbouche to Namche

       

      Today we follow the river and, after crossing it, climb back up through birch and rhododendron forests to Tengboche. Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku are just a few of the Himalayan giants to be seen. From Tengboche we descend to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi at Phunki Tenga, where there are water driven prayer wheels, before making our way back to Namche.

      Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

      Accommodation

      Guide

    • Day 18 Namche to lukla

      Our final day's trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains is an ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where we can sample some chhyang, try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable trekking experience

      Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

      Accommodation

      Guide

    • Day 19 Fly to Katmandu

      We pack up early and head for the airstrip for the flight back to Katmandu.

      Meals - Breakfast

      Flight

  • Trip Includes/Excludes
    • Conservation and National park entry permit
    • 2.   Peak climbing permit
    • 3.   TIMS Card
    • 4.   English speaking trekking guide and ice climbing guide
    • 5.   1 porter between 2 trekkers
    • 6.   Breakfast, lunch , dinner and tea coffee during the trekking part
    • 7.   General climbing gear and camping equipments for base camp
    • Accommodations during the trekking part
    • Transport by land
    • Insurance for staff
    • Airports pick up and drop 2 times
    • First aid kit for our staff
    • Flight to Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
    • Personal equipment for trekking gear
    • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Emergency rescue evacuation
    • Personal expenses
    • Gratuities (tips)
    • Bar bills, mineral water on trek
    • Hot shower/battery charge for camera during trek
  • Departure Dates
  • No departure dates as of now
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  • Write your review

Overview

Duration 19 Days / 18 Night Days Group Size minimum 2 maximum 12
Grade advance Max Altitude
Starting Point kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
Accommodation
Meals
Transportation

Located on top of the Chukung glacier between Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains, Island Peak is the most sought after trekking destination because of its challenging geographical conditions. Each year more than 300 groups attempt to scale the summit of Island peak. This trek offers an excellent opportunity to climb a Himalayan Summit [6173m] together with an exhilarating Trek to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. The most difficult section is a mixed rock and ice wall at a slope of around 45 degrees leading to the narrow summit ridge.

The magnificent views from the summit, however, are certainly a fitting reward for your efforts. Before climbing Island Peak, we trek up the Dudh Kosi valley from Lukla, passing through Namche and Tengboche on our way to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. After being rested and feeling physically fit and acclimatized, we then head up the beautiful Imja Khola valley towards Island Peak. Besides the trekking adventure, we also witness pristine Sherpa villages and ever-so-serene monasteries. With wonderful memories of the trekking earlier done, we retrace our route back through Namche to Lukla, and from there we fly back to Katmandu. This trip can be done during March to May and September to December.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1 Fly to lukla and trek to Phakding

    A spectacular flight and hair rising landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla (2850m). After meeting our crew, we head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail to our first camp near the river at Phakding.

    Flight

    Accommodation

    Guide

  • Day 2 Phakding to Namche

    From Phakding, we cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park, which was created in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. We then ascend quite steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market-a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La. Camp is near the bazaar at Namche

    Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Accommodation

    Guide

  • Day 3 Rest day in Namche

    Namche is tucked between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, teashops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. Options for acclimatization walks include a visit to Khunde hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to the Everest view hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. There are also good views from the national park center and museum just above the town.

    Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Accommodation

    Guide

  • Day 4 Namche to Tengboche

    From Namche, the trail contours around the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Kosi. Now we get our first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, we descend steeply to a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga. The village is an excellent lunch spot, and here we can rest before making the steep climb to Tengboche. Although tiring, the hike up the zigzag path has numerous distractions, with rhododendron bushes, beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu. We camp near the monastery with Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam framed in the doorway of the tent.

    Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Accommodation

    Guide

  • Day 5 Tengboche to Pheriche

    We descend steeply through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily to the village of Pangboche. This is directly opposite Ama Dablam [6856m], and has exceptional views of the mountain, with the gompa, Mani walls and scattered pine trees in the foreground. A further two hours walk brings us to Pheriche.

    Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Accommodation

    Guide

  • Day 6 Rest day in Pheriche

    A day to rest and acclimatize and a chance to wander up the valley to look at a lake, the Tshola Tsho and the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. Alternatively, we can climb up onto the ridge overlooking Dingboche for the view up the Imja Valley and the incredible south face of Lhotse.

    Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Accommodation

    Guide

  • Day 7 Pheriche to lobuche

    We continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We then turn right and climb more steeply towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The teahouse at Duglha is a good spot to have lunch before zigzagging up through the boulders of the glacier's terminal moraine. At the top of this climb there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche

    Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Accommodation

    Guide

  • Day 8 Lobuche to Gorakshep

    To reach our next objective, Kala Pattar, the trail follows the Khumbu Glacier, and offers superb views of the surrounding mountains, especially where the path is forced to rise to cross a tributary glacier. We stop for lunch at our camping place for the night, GorakShep. Later in the afternoon, when the sunset colors begin to appear on Everest, we make our way to the top of one of the finest viewpoints in the Everest region, Kala Pattar (5554m). As the light begins to fade we stroll back to our camp at Gorak Shep and have an early night in preparation for our trek to Everest Base Camp the following day.

    Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Accommodation

    Guide

  • Day 9 Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp

    To reach Everest Base Camp, a very early start is required, as it takes several hours on a trail that weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. We return to either Gorak Shep or Lobuche to camp for the night.

    Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Accommodation

    Guide

  • Day 10 Base camp to Dingboche

    We head back down today, through Duglha, to the summer village of Dingboche, where the houses are dotted about in the fields.

    Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Accommodation

    Guide

  • Day 11 Dingboche to Chukhung

    Today, we have an easy walk for about 2 hours, climbing up gradually to the small settlement of Chukhung. Along the way we have great views of Island Peak and the challenge that awaits us.

    Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Accommodation

    Guide

  • Day 12 Chukhung to Island Peak Base Camp

    Another easy day, the trail crosses the river and follows the valley for approx 3 hours, passing beneath the magnificent south face of Lhotse. Base camp is by the side of the Imja glacier, below steep grassy slopes that mark the start of the climb on Island Peak.

    Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Accommodation

    Guide

  • Day 13 Trek to High camp

    We ascend a little further to high camp where we will relax and make final preparations for our climb tomorrow.

    Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Accommodation

    Guide

  • Day 14 Ascent of Island peak

    Crossing the gully above the camp the trail makes a climb for another hour to a narrow ridge, leading onto the glacier. Here it is time to rope-up and put on our crampons as the most interesting part of the climb begins with the glacier crossing. The steep snow slope that leads onto the summit ridge follows this. This ridge is wonderfully airy and on reaching the summit we have stunning close-up views of the south face of Lhotse looming over us whilst in the other direction, there are more dramatic mountain views. We descend along the same route, down to base camp.

    Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Accommodation

    Guide

  • Day 15 Spare day

    A contingency day allocated for weather etc.

    Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Accommodation

    Guide

  • Day 16 Pangbouche

    After descending along the trail to Chukhung, we continue on to Dingboche for lunch. It is then another couple of hours to the lovely village of Pangboche where we' will camp for the night.

    Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Accommodation

    Guide

  • Day 17 Pangbouche to Namche

     

    Today we follow the river and, after crossing it, climb back up through birch and rhododendron forests to Tengboche. Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku are just a few of the Himalayan giants to be seen. From Tengboche we descend to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi at Phunki Tenga, where there are water driven prayer wheels, before making our way back to Namche.

    Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Accommodation

    Guide

  • Day 18 Namche to lukla

    Our final day's trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains is an ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where we can sample some chhyang, try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable trekking experience

    Meals - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Accommodation

    Guide

  • Day 19 Fly to Katmandu

    We pack up early and head for the airstrip for the flight back to Katmandu.

    Meals - Breakfast

    Flight

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Departure

No departure dates as of now

Trip Includes/ Excludes

  • Conservation and National park entry permit
  • 2.   Peak climbing permit
  • 3.   TIMS Card
  • 4.   English speaking trekking guide and ice climbing guide
  • 5.   1 porter between 2 trekkers
  • 6.   Breakfast, lunch , dinner and tea coffee during the trekking part
  • 7.   General climbing gear and camping equipments for base camp
  • Accommodations during the trekking part
  • Transport by land
  • Insurance for staff
  • Airports pick up and drop 2 times
  • First aid kit for our staff
  • Flight to Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment for trekking gear
  • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (tips)
  • Bar bills, mineral water on trek
  • Hot shower/battery charge for camera during trek

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