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Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing

Trip Highlights:

  • Country:
    Nepal

  • Duration:
    18 Days / 17 Nights
  • Grade:
    Adventurous

  • Max Altitude:
    20305 ft. / 6,189 m
  • Best:
    Mar to May / Sep to Dec

  • Max. Group Size:
    2 -15
  • Hotel: Hotel / Lodge / cam

  • Transportation:

    Flight / Private Vehicle

Overview:

Everest Buddha Treks endows best chance to climb a peak in Nepal following legendary Everest Base Camp Trek. You get chance to climb two peaks in one single trip. Get more than what others provide. During island peak climbing climb the Kalapathar peak as well. Most of the agencies don’t offer this chance. Island Peak Climbing is considered as best climbing activity for intermediate climbers and advanced beginners. The bonus of this climbing activity is the inclusion of Everest Base Camp Trek in the same itinerary. 

Over the years the mountains of Nepal have drawn huge number of people towards it. It is no surprise as mountains of Nepal are iconic as well as beautiful. It helps you to create the intrepid tale of mountaineering which you can share for generations to come. Lots of people think that climbing is all about reaching the top of the peak. However, it is about understanding the Sherpa culture and Himalayan lifestyle of Nepal as well. Island Peak Climbing helps you to understand Khumbu to the fullest. 

Everest Base Camp Trek included in the itinerary to prepare you fully before ascent. It helps in the proper acclimatization. Moreover, below par preparation and lack of acclimatization is very fatal to peak climbing. Climbers will acclimatize fully by climbing Kalapathar (5545 m) before heading to Island Peak base camp. The camp is at the isolated wild terrain away from village. It provides amazing Himalayan wilderness experience. 

We have the expert team of Sherpa. They help you successfully ascent the Island Peak regardless of your experience in the mountains. The climb is categorized as physically daunting but not technically difficult. Support crew members of porters and yaks carry your baggage, gears and food supplies. All you need to do is gather your will power and follow the instructions of your Sherpa. 

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Itinerary:

1
Day

Arrival day

Greetings at Kathmandu Airport, 1320 m, Transfer to hotel. We will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be transferred to hotel. Where you will have your time to freshen up and after that, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.


2
Day

Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley UNESCO world heritage sites & trek Preparation

We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square sheds light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we are introduced to our trek guide and porters and discuss our trip at office. Overnight in Kathmandu.


3
Day

Fly to Lukla (2,804m) & Trek to Phakding (2,610m)

An early morning start takes us to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m). On arrival at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610 m). After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The walking is easy. After passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a short walk to Phakding.


4
Day

Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m) : walking distance 5-6 hours, 300 meters ascent and 300 meters descent - 11.3 km

The trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. You will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.


5
Day

Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,441m/11,284ft)

We can tour Namche Bazaar which is the primary town of the Everest or Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. Our guide will take you to explore around the nearest villages or hike up to Syangboche Everest View hotel for couple of hours to resist your body with high elevation). Overnight in Namche Bazaar.


6
Day

Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) - 5 hours

The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. We’ll have trekked to an altitude of 3,860m upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning dependent on the day’s trek.


7
Day

Trek to Dingboche (4,350m)

From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude.


8
Day

Rest day in Dingboche for the acclimatization (4360m)

It is very important to spend an additional night here to aid in the acclimatization process. It can be along a short hike 400 m climb to the Nangkartshang Gompa on the ridge north of Dingboche. Good view of Makalu (8463 m) from here. You can go for a day walk like a trek to Chhukung (4,730m) is worthwhile which takes approx. 4/5 hours from Dingboche but it might ruin your rest. To the north of Dingboche, there are spectacular views of Lhotse’s huge South Face.


9
Day

Dingboche to Lobuche (4900 m/16,207 ft): 4km, 2 - 4 hours

Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. As we are crossing Khumbu Glacier we can also see Mt. Nuptse. We ascend to the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The top of the ridge is filled with prayer flags and stones which are memorial shrines for climbers who lost their lives on Mt. Everest. As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, we find ourselves facing several great peaks including Khumbutse, Overnight in Lobuche.


10
Day

Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,160m/17,000ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft): Gorak Shep, 7-8 hrs

Today, our trek follows windy and rocky path with crest of north ridge to Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. Trail continues along side of Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep. Check in to Hotel, Lunch and afternoon set out to visit world’s highest base camp Everest Base Camp. Base camp has no view of Mt. Everest but fantastic view of Khumbu Icefall and colorful camp site of Everest expedition during expedition season. Trek back to Gorakshep for overnight.


11
Day

Morning hike up to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) & descend to Chhukung (4,700 m) - 7 hours

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of the morning is spent climbing Kala Patthar, a small peak at 5,555 m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama – Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 m, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the giants such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep and have a hot breakfast, and then trek down to Chhukung.


12
Day

Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp; Day Training and Exercise

Early in the morning after breakfast we will head to Island Peak Base Camp. We will perform various rope sessions and prepare for the ascent very early in the morning.


13
Day

Island Peak Climb; Trek to Chhukung or Dingboche

Around 1-2 o’ clock in night we will start our ascent. The climb is daunting so you need to heed the instructions of your Sherpa. The trail is on the ridge of mountain. Follow the rope and we will spend about 15 minutes at the top. This is the best moment of our trip. Therefore, take as many pictures as possible. Some prefer to call their loved ones as well from the top. The view is magnificent.


14
Day

Chhukung/Dingboche – Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 8km, 5-6 hrs

Today, our trail goes back to the tree line area and re-steps to Pangboche. The famous Tengboche monastery has still much to see and make sense to halt a night which breaks and relief to EBC sore legs. Being it a pious Buddhist settlement, the wild life is unharmed so there is possibility to encounter some wild animals such as musk deer, mountain goat, Pheasants etc.


15
Day

Tengboche – Namche Bazzar(3,440 m/11,280 ft): 8km, 5-6 hrs

After breakfast, our trail drops down to Dudh Kosi river to Phunki Tenga and rise up to Kyanjuma where we skipped EBC trail. About 3 more hrs considerably easy walking bring to Mountain Hub Namche Bazar and get yourself a break with drinks and some celebration to feel vacation. Overnight in Hotel.


16
Day

Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) - 6 hours

This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trek mates.


17
Day

Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35 minutes scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our hotel. If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.


18
Day

Departure Day

Our adventure in Nepal ends today. A Everest Buddha Treks P. Ltd. representative will drop us off at the Tribhuwan International Airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight. We give you much fun and memory that you'll never forget about.


Cost Details:

Group Size:

Cost Per Person

Offer Price

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What's Included:

  • Airport Transfers.
  • Island Peak climbing Permit.
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit.
  • Welcome Dinner.
  • Basic Accomodation on Trek.
  • Professional Trekking Guide.
  • Everest National Park Fees.
  • Domestic flight( KTM- LUKLA -KTM).
  • Climbing Guide.
  • All the meals (at camping during the climbing + at tea house during trek).
  • Porter to carry personal gear .

What's Excluded:

  • Cost Insurance (Highly recommended).
  • Personal climbing equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry,bottled water,alcoholic bevarage,porter charges,tips.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • City sightseeing,monument entrance fee.
  • Cost for extra usage vehicles,other than mentioned in itinerary.

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