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Island Peak Climbing

Island peak climbing – one of the most popular climbing tour in Nepal. Not just the climbing, but also the approach “ Island peak trek”  is is also equally scenic and rewarding .

Island Peak ClimbingIsland peak climbing is an enormously popular climbing trip in Nepal. The approach “Island peak trek” to the peak is through beuatiful  Gokyo valley .With a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, we follow the Dudh Koshi river valley, acclimatize one day in the Sherpa village  of Namche Bazzar and head for the pristine Gokyo lake. We enjoy the climb to famous Gokyo Ri which commands one of the finest views of Everest , Cho Oyu and other mountains, cross the Cho La pass, enjoy yet another grand view, and descend to Dingboche. From Dingboche we start the preparation for our Island peak climbing.

An alternative and equally popular approach is first visiting Everest base camp or the Kalapattar and trekking back to Dingboche. With Everest base camp and Island peak climbing combined, it is one of the most enjoyable adventure tour imaginable.

Island peak, 6189m , is actually an extension of Lhotse Shar, and is located between the Lhotse and Imja glaciers.We attempt along the standard route. Though the summit can be reached on a single day we make use of a high camp on its south west ridge to ensure the success. The climb involves one steep and exposed 100 m ice climb, otherwise it is a non technical snow climb. The climb also offers fabulous view of the Khumbu region and the Chhukung valley. From the summit you can enjoy the huge south face of Lhotse and the peak of Amadablam.

Island peak- climbing itinerary

Annapurna trekking MapDay 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Guided tour in Kathmandu, preparation for trek
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga
Day 07: Phortse Thanga to Dole
Day 08: Dole to Machhermo
Day 09: Machhermo to Gokyo
Day 10: Climb Gokyo Ri (5350m), trek to Chhugyuma
Day 11: Cross Cho La (5420m) to Dzongla
Day 12: Dzongla to Chhukung
Day 13: Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp climb to high camp
Day 14: Ascent of Island Peak (6189m) and return to Base Camp
Day 15: Extra day for weather, rest etc
Day 16: Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche
Day 17: Dingboche to Namche Bazaar
Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla
Day 20: Shopping, rest in Kathmandu. farewell Nepali dinner with ethnic cultural show.
Day 21: Transfer from hotel to airport, fly home

Alternative itinerary for climbing Island peak  via Everest Base camp.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel 1350m.
Day 02: Guided tour of Kathmandu, trek preparation
Day 03: Flight to Lukla 2800m. & trek to Phakding 2610m
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m.
Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazzar for acclimatization
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche 3800m.
Day 07: Tengboche Pheriche 4200m.
Day 08: Pheriche Lobuche 4900m.
Day 09: Trek to Kalapathar 5545m and back to to Lobuche
Day 10: Trek to Dingboche 4300m.
Day 11: Dingboche Chukung 4730m as approach Island peak trek.
Day 12: Chukung Island Peak Base camp at 5000m.
Day 13: High camp 5300m ( approx.)
Day 14: High camp summit 6160m. & back to base camp
Day 15: Base camp Tengboche 3800m.
Day 16: Tengboche Namche Bazaar
Day 17: Namche Phakding
Day 18: Phakding Lukla
Day 19: Fly Kathmandu early morning , leisure in Kathmandu
Day 20: Kathmandu, spare day for trek, farewell Nepali dinner with ethnic cultural show.
Day 21: Fly back home.

Price: All our trips are tailor made trips with personalized services. In order for us to quote you the price, please write us with the number of persons in your group, your choice of hotels in kathmandu and amendments in our itinerary, if any. Our prices are very reasonable for the services we provide.

Cost includes

On a camping arrangement

  1. Hotel in Kathmandu , 3 star hotel on twin sharing bb basis
  2. Island peak climbing permit, National park fees
  3. Camping equipments
  4. Three meals a day with tea coffee
  5. One climbing guide, one assistant guide for base camp, one cook and necessary number of porters.( we expect your luggage not to exceed 30 kg per person)
  6. surface t ransfer as per itinerary
  7. Kathmandu sightseeing
  8. Two way air tickets to Lukla
  9. All expenses for Nepalese staffs, their insurance and salary

On a lodge + camping (where there are no lodges) arrangement

  1. All same as above except that on all the places with lodge facilities, we provide you accommodation and food in the lodges, not in the tented camps.

Cost excludes

  1. Personal equipments for climbing or trekking
  2. Insurance and air tickets to Nepal
  3. Domestic airport tax of USD 3 and international tax of USD 24
  4. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  5. Climbing food
  6. Emergency rescue with helicopter, in case there be a need
  7. Sleeping bags and down jackets
  8. Tips to the staffs
  9. Alcoholic drinks and water, cokes etc

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