Trip Facts

Country: Nepal
Region: Everest Region
Activities: Nepal Peak Climbing -
Group size: 2 - 14 pax
Max Alttitude: 6189 m.
Difficulty:
Seasons: Mar - May, Sept - Nov

Island Peak Climbing (22 Days)

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Island Peak climbing fulfills the dream of every amateur and serious climbers, who have been seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to take adventure climbing trips beyond simply trekking in Everest. Island peak is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. The summit is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. The mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a small col.

 

Island Peak (6189m) is one of the most commonly climbed peaks in the Khumbu valley and is the most popular “trekking peak” in Nepal. The “trekking peak” label was originally applied by the Nepalese authorities to mountains that were felt to be accessible without the logistics of a major expedition and didn’t require an extensive knowledge of winter alpine skills. Although the majority of these peaks can be climbed in just one or two days from a trailhead, their technical difficulties and objective dangers vary enormously.  Whilst climbing a “trekking peak” is not as challenging as an 8000m summit, these mountains should not be taken lightly: a considerable amount of time often needs to be spent above 5000m, often in difficult weather, on slopes that need a good range of mountaineering skills.

However, easy access means that Island Peak is often combined with ascents of other nearby “trekking peaks” such as Mera Peak, Pokalde and Lobuje East.

Itinerary

Day Program Accommodation Meal
01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m). Transfer To Hotel. Hotel -
02 Fly to Lukla (2840m). Trek to Phakding (2610m) Lodge B, L, D
03 Trek to Namche (3440m) Lodge B, L, D
04 Acclimatisation day in Namche. Lodge B, L, D
05 Trek to Dole (4200m). Lodge B, L, D
06 Trek to Machermo (4470m). Lodge B, L, D
07 Trek to Gokyo (4790m) Lodge B, L, D
08 Gokyo- Gokyo Peak (5360m) - Thagnag. Lodge B, L, D
09 Thagnag - Cross Chola Pass (5690m) - Dzongla (4830m). Lodge B, L, D
10 Trek to Gorakshep (5140m). Lodge B, L, D
11 Goreksherp - Kalapattar (5550m) - Lobuche (4910m) Lodge B, L, D
12 Trek to Dingboche (4410m) Lodge B, L, D
13 Trek to Chhukung (4730m) Lodge B, L, D
14 Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (4970m) Camp B, L, D
15 Ascent to Island Peak Summit (6189m) and return back to Base Camp. Camp B, L, D
16 Trek to Chhukung (4730m). Lodge B, L, D
17 Trek to Tengboche (3860m). Lodge B, L, D
18 Trek to Namche (3440m). Lodge B, L, D
19 Trek to Lukla (2840m). Lodge B, L, D
20 Fly back to Kathmandu (1310m). Back in hotel. Hotel B
21 Free day in Kathmandu. Hotel B
22 Final Departure. - B
*P.S. B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - Dinner
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Island Peak climbing fulfills the dream of every amateur and serious climbers, who have been seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to take adventure climbing trips beyond simply trekking in Everest. Island peak is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. The summit is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. The mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a small col.

 

Island Peak (6189m) is one of the most commonly climbed peaks in the Khumbu valley and is the most popular “trekking peak” in Nepal. The “trekking peak” label was originally applied by the Nepalese authorities to mountains that were felt to be accessible without the logistics of a major expedition and didn’t require an extensive knowledge of winter alpine skills. Although the majority of these peaks can be climbed in just one or two days from a trailhead, their technical difficulties and objective dangers vary enormously.  Whilst climbing a “trekking peak” is not as challenging as an 8000m summit, these mountains should not be taken lightly: a considerable amount of time often needs to be spent above 5000m, often in difficult weather, on slopes that need a good range of mountaineering skills.

However, easy access means that Island Peak is often combined with ascents of other nearby “trekking peaks” such as Mera Peak, Pokalde and Lobuje East.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m). Transfer To Hotel.
  • Day 02 Fly to Lukla (2840m). Trek to Phakding (2610m)
  • Day 03 Trek to Namche (3440m)
  • Day 04 Acclimatisation day in Namche.
  • Day 05 Trek to Dole (4200m).
  • Day 06 Trek to Machermo (4470m).
  • Day 07 Trek to Gokyo (4790m)
  • Day 08 Gokyo- Gokyo Peak (5360m) - Thagnag.
  • Day 09 Thagnag - Cross Chola Pass (5690m) - Dzongla (4830m).
  • Day 10 Trek to Gorakshep (5140m).
  • Day 11 Goreksherp - Kalapattar (5550m) - Lobuche (4910m)
  • Day 12 Trek to Dingboche (4410m)
  • Day 13 Trek to Chhukung (4730m)
  • Day 14 Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (4970m)
  • Day 15 Ascent to Island Peak Summit (6189m) and return back to Base Camp.

    Island Peak Ascent - Many mountaineers prefer to hike upto High Camp at 5,600 m and stay overnight to reduce the amount of effort and time needed for summit day.  However, we ignore this idea due to crisis of adequate water supply and concerns about sleeping at a higher altitude may dictate starting from base camp. Our Adventure Connexion team start our climbing early morning between 2-3 am from base camp at 5,087 m or Pareshaya Gyab. Base camp to high camp is basically a hike but just above high camp, some rocky steps require moderate scrambling and up through a broad open gully. The route then follows a ridge line, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier and proceeds up to a steep snow and ice slope. From here, fixed ropes are setup for the strenuous ascent of nearly 100 m to the Island Peak summit ridge. The climb to Island Peak summit is somewhat difficult due to steep climbing. On top, while Mount Everest is a mere 10 kms away to the north, the view will be blocked by the massive wall of Lhotse, towering 2,300 m above the summit of Island Peak. After enjoying the summit views we will descend all the way to our base camp

  • Day 16 Trek to Chhukung (4730m).
  • Day 17 Trek to Tengboche (3860m).
  • Day 18 Trek to Namche (3440m).
  • Day 19 Trek to Lukla (2840m).
  • Day 20 Fly back to Kathmandu (1310m). Back in hotel.
  • Day 21 Free day in Kathmandu.
  • Day 22 Final Departure.
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Price Includes:

  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel
  • 3 star Standard hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at one of the typical Nepalese local restaurant
  • A Day rock climbing course in Kathmandu or guided city tour of Kathmandu valley
  • Required private transport at Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport taxes and transfer
  • 16 nights/ 17 Days Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek (3 Days on climbing excursion with tented camp)
  • Full board of meals and accommodations during the trekking and climbing.
  • Everest National Park Permit/ trekking & TIMS Card
  • Island Peak Special Climbing Permit
  • Necessary group climbing gears
  • One Climbing guide for climbing section and one trekking guide
  • Medical kit bag
  • All necessary Gov. Taxes and service charges

 

Price Excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fees, intl. airfare in/out Nepal
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal Climbing equipment (Ice Axe, Crampons, Harness, Zoomer, Descender, Carbines & climbing boots etc.)
  • Travel and rescue Insurance
  • Personal nature expenses- phone calls, laundry, hot shower, bar bills, cold beverages etc.
  • Personal tipping
  • Cost of any extending trips

 

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