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Island Peak

Duration 18 Days
Grading Difficult
Altitude Height 6189M.

Posted By
Jan Zagora

For the 5th time I had a great time again with Nepal Excursion Treks staff hiking Everest Base Camp , Amadablam Base Camp and Chitwan National Park in november\december 2018 in perfect weather conditions. The trek was very well organised to ensure a a maximum safety and enjoyment with a... Read More

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Island Peak is one of the most stunning peaks near Mount Everest in Solukhumbu district of Nepal. It is one of the popular climbing peaks known as Imja Tse in Tibetan language among climbers. It is enough to be generally fit for Island Peak Climbing. Previous climbing experience in advisable but we are able to instruct people who have no climbing skills and lead them to the summit. Our climbing guide will give you the instruction of climbing and will safely lead you to the summit and back. The peak was first ascended in 1956 by a Swiss expedition team for training before climbing Lhoste and Mt.  Everest. During the trip, our tents are set in the Island Peak Base Camp as there is no water in the high camp. Next day, in the morning, we leave the Island Peak Base Camp and set for the summit. The ascent will take about 5-6 hours and the descent 4-5 hours. The summit day could be a bit challenging but you will find it worth the effort once you are in summit and see the closest view of the mountains including Mt.  Everest, Lhoste and many other peaks. Mt. Everest is only 10 km away from the Island Peak.  The following itinerary can be customized if you want to do the Everest Base Camp trek during your trip to Island Peak. 

Photo of Island Peak

Day 01:    Arrival day in Kathmandu (1350 m), airport pick-up and transfer to hotel, welcome dinner  and a trip briefing in the evening (D)
Day 02:    Flight to Lukla (2840 m, 25 minutes) and trek to Phakding (2610 m, 3-4 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 03:    Trek to Namche Bazar (3440 m, 6-7 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 04:    Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar, excursion to Everest View Point, visit to the Khumjung village, visit monasteries, Everest National Park museum (B, L, D)
Day 05:    Trek to Tengboche (3865 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 06:    Trek to Dingboche (4410 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 07:    Acclimatization day at Dingboche, hike to Nagarjun Danda (5300 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 08:    Trek to Chukung Valley (4730 m, 2-3 hrs) after lunch hike to Chukung Ri (5530 m, 4-5 hrs) and back (B, L, D)
Day 09:    Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5080 m, 5-6 hrs), climbing instruction by our climbing guide (B, L, D)
Day 10:    Summit of Island Peak (6189 m) and descent to the Island Peak Base Camp (8-9 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 11:    Spare day in case of bad weather (B, L, D)
Day 12:    Trek to Debuche (3820 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 13:    Trek to Monjo(2800 m, 5-6 hrs)  (B, L, D)
Day 14:    Trek to Lukla (2840 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 15:    Fly back to Kathmandu, free afternoon for rest or shopping (B)
Day 16:    Guided sightseeing tour to the UNESCO world heritage sites –  Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath (B)
Day 17:    Guided sightseeing tour in the UNESCO world heritage sites – Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, farewell dinner in the evening (B, D)
Day 18:    Departure day, transfer to an international airport (B)
B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner
The cost is inclusive of:
  • Pick-up and transfer from the airport
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in a hotel of preferred category in a twin sharing room  including breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Private transport to and from the airport, sightseeing
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Teahouse accommodation and meals as mentioned in the itinerary during the trek
  •  Everest National Park  and Island Peak climbing permits
  • Accommodation in tents in Island Peak Base Camp including meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking local guide and climbing guide, his insurance, equipment and remuneration
  • Polish language speaking tour guide upon customer’s request for the entire trip, his/her insurance, equipment and remuneration
  • One porter for two people, max. luggage weight 25 kg, his insurance, equipment and remuneration
  • City guide and sightseeing entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Nepal government tax and Nepal Excursion Treks service charge
The cost is exclusive of:
  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner apart from welcome and farewell dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as drinks and bar bills, travel insurance, laundry, battery charging service etc.
  • Personal climbing equipments
  • Emergency evacuation and medical expenses, if any
  • Any extra costs due to changes in the itinerary beyond the control of Nepal Excursion Treks such as natural disasters, flight cancellation, early or delayed arrival or departure etc.
  • Other services not mentioned as included in the price

Trip Facts

Duration: 18 Days
Accomodation: Hotel+teahouse & tent
Seasons : Oct-Nov & Mar-May
Type: Difficult
Maximum height : 6189 M.
Type of Transport : Private & domestic airlines
No. of Pax : Min. 1
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

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