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The Island Peak trek, will not only reach the summit of Island Peak,but you will experience trekking in the most coveted Everest region. The name Island Peak was given by Eric Shipton's party in 1951 because it appear's as an Island in a sea of ice ,when viewed from Dingboche .
Island Peak was first climbed by Sir.Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay as preperation, and acclimatization for the frist ascent of Everest in 1953 . Island Peak is probably one of the most popular Trekking peaks in Nepal, standing 6198 m. in height, it offers magnificent close up view's of the world's highest mountain's including Mt.Everest, Mt.Lohotse, Mt.Nuptse, Mt.Makalu,and many other's.
The journey to island peak begin's with a trek on the main Everest Base Camp trail,and separate's at Dingboche. For the Island Peak trek one has the option of starting from Island Peak Base Camp at 5,087 m. called "Pareshaya Gyab".
Or the other popular option is it ascend to High Camp, at Island Peak 5,600 m. reducing the time and effort required for summit day. Whatever your choice, this trek provide's an unforgettable experience with breath taking view's of neighbouring peak's never to be forgotten.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu -1,350m.
Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu shopping day
Day 03: Kathmandu Fly to Lukla (2,800 m) Trek to Phakding (2,652 m) 4-5 hours.
Day 04: Phakding Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) 5-6 hours.
Day 05: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar: 3,440m.
Day 06: Namche Bazzar Trek to Tengboche [3,870m) 5-6 hours.
Day 07: Tengboche Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m) 5-6 hours.
Day 08: Dingboche Trek to Chhukung (4,730m) 3-4 hours.
Day 09: Chhukung Climb Island Peak Base camp (5,200m) 3-4 hours.
Day 10: Base Camp to Summit Island Peak (6,189 m.) Back to Base Camp: 8-10 hours.
Day 11: Island Peak Base Camp Trek to Dingboche (4,410m) 5 hours.
Day 12: Dingboche Trek to Namche Bazzar (3,440 m) 5-6 hours.
Day 13: Namche Bazaar Trek to Lukla (2,800m) 6-8 hours.
Day 14: Flight to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Departure from Tribhuwan International Airport.
You are greeted with a warm welcome from our staff at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Then you are whisked away to your hotel in private transportation where our guide will brief on the programs on days ahead.
You will be spending a day touring UNESCO world heritage sites, Boudhanath the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, famous stupa on hill Swayambhunath, historical Kathmandu Durbar Square and the biggest Hindu shrine Pashupatinath. After sightseeing these wonders, you will be briefed about days ahead on the trek.
After breakfast, we will take an early morning flight to Lukla, situated at the elevation of 2860 meters. This town has plenty of shops and lodges catering to trekkers with western style meals and trail supplies. This marks as the begining of our trek to Everest Base Camp.
Having crossing a gateway with painted message, the path is generally downhill forwards. You will encounter breathtaking views of Kusum Kangure Peak on Thulo Khola suspension bridge. From there the trail will take 2-3 hours walk to arrive at Phakding, a quiet and easy to explore village where you will be catered to your first outdoors dinner.
A forest of blue pine along the western banks of Dudh Koshi river accompanies you to your destination of Benkar village. The trail then crosses the eastern banks of Dudh Koshi river besides a large rock etched with buddhist prayers, the classic Mani Wall. After twenty minutes, we will reach to the village of Chumao.
Next passages on the trail will be less steeply to climb, crisscrossing through Bhote Koshi on the way to reach Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) taking about 7 hours of time. The world famous trekking village of Namche settled in the Sagarmatha National Park will greet you with the views of Red Musk Beer and Himalayan Thar along with scared mountains of Thamserku, Kumsum Kangure and Khumbila.
While the demanding climb up from the river to Namche is about 3-4 hours, many of us might not do well in the elevation of 3,440 meters. Thus it is recommended that we stay one night in the village of Namche to acclimatize. During our rest day at Namche, we will take a excursion to the Everest View point Hotel and Edmund Hillary School of Khumjung.
With a course towards Tengboche situated at an altitude of 3,860m. The main attraction not only includes the view of Cholatshe, Island Peak, and Labuche Peak. But also of the monastery of Tengboche where each year in the months of November and December's full moons, Mani Rimdi festival is celebrated. From there, it will take only 4-5 hours to reach Periche where we will rest.
Our journey will continue from Tengboche to the next destination, Dingboche. The trail starts with a climb alongside of the valley and passes many settlements sheltering sheperds and yaks in the months of summer. We can savor the views of Cho Oyu, Kantega and Thamserku while we arrive at Dingboche by lunch time.
Trek from Dingboche (4350m.) to Chhukung (4730m.) takes about 3-4 and half hours. The trail gradually ascends up to the Chhukung. On the way, you can see summer huts made especially for keeping the livestock’s in summer time. Along this, you enjoy the beautiful mountain views in and around the valley.
Trek Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5087m.) takes about three hours. You trek through gradual ascent path all the way to Base Camp. On the way you can enjoy the panoramic views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Island Peak and many others.
Climb to Island Peak (6189m.) Crossing the gully above the camp the trail makes a climb for another hour to a narrow ridge, leading on to the glacier. Here, it is time to rope up and put on your crampons as the most interesting part of the climb begins with the glacier crossing. This is followed by the steep snow slope that leads onto the summit ridge. This ridge is wonderfully airy and on reaching the summit you have stunning close-up views of the south face of Lhotse looming over you whilst in the other direction, there are more mountain views. You descend along the same route, down to base camp.
After breakfast, we heading to the Dingboche , same way return to Chhukum may we have lunch or we continue walk Down to the Dingboche .
Our journey continues through Dudh Koshi river on the trail of pine forest decending from Dudh Koshi gorge. Then comes Sansa where can observe Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains and finally to Namche Bazaar.
From Namche passing through Phakding we will be arriving Lukla. On the way, you will be crossing suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi and its many tributaries along side rhododendron and lush greenery of pine forests.
We will be going to Kathmandu through Lukla airport. On the way you'll be receiving the pleseant farewell from the sights of entire Himalayan range, east to the center part till the Langtang Himalayan range. You will be whisked away to Thamel after your arrival at domestic terminal, afterwards there will be post trek meeting with feedback section to share you expreience and thoughts on the trek.
Our staff will be ready to drive our customers to the airport at least three hours before the scheduled departure.
Extensions & Optional Tours
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Trip Includes/ Excludes
- All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
- • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
- • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
- • Island Peak climbing permit fee
- • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek and tented accommodation during the climbing
- • Government licensed holder English speaking guide during the trek and climb, require porter (1 porter between two clients) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
- • Domestic Flight
- • Duffle bag for the trekking
- • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
- • Adventure White Himalaya T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- • First aid medical kit
- • Tea/coffee, boiled water will be provided during the climb
- • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
- • General climbing equipment such as rope, ice screw, snow bar etc
- • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- • Government taxes & office service charge
- Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
- o Travel insurance
- o International airfare
- o Optional tours and activities during free time
- o Nepal entry visa
- o Garbage deposit fee US$ 250.00 (Refundable)
- o Any drinks and other personal expenses
- o Hot shower during the trek except Lukla, Phakding and Namche
- o Personal trekking equipments
- o Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers