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Island Peak Climbing - 20 Days

Island Peak Climbing 6189m

The mountain was named "Island Peak in 1952, its located in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an Island on a sea of ice, it was popular with name of "Imja Tse" in the early '80s. Island Peak (6,189m) is one of the main climbing peaks in Everest Region with an impressive icy face that climb from the Lhotse Glacier.

Green Valley Nepal Treks always recommend to our clients to do an Everest Base Camp Trek before heading for Island peak climbing because of acclimatize with altitude. Summit of the Island Peak is 6,189m high above the sea level. Combine Island Peak Climbing with EBC trek will be supportive trip because your body will be more used with high altitude while you are doing trekking over 400m. This trip will be back support for success summit to Island peak. A climb of Kalapathar (5545m) proves a good acclimatization hike and offers you glorious close-up views of the world's highest mountains including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and more.

Island Peak Climbing, Island Peak Nepal, Island Peak Climbing in Nepal, peak climbing in nepal, Nepal island peak climbingIsland Peak climbing trip will set up from Chhukung following you descends from Everest Base camp & Kala Pathar. From the Island Peak Base Camp, it may take two days to summit the peak depending on weather conditions. On our experience it is better to spend two nights at the base camp for acclimatization and training then try the Island summit (6,189m) directly from the Base Camp.

Green Valley Nepal Treks operate Island peak climbing trip to climber from around the world with best fare & service.

The 20-days Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed for climbing plus trekking experience crossing the most famous trekking & peaks in the world. If you are energetic, physically fit but have a limited time & amount for trek, our tour operator can design program on your time & budget feel free to contact us.

Fact of Trip

Highlight of Island Peak Climbing Trip

Duration: 20 Days
Type of Trek: Lodge/Camping
Activities: Trekking, Culture Tours
Max Altitude: 6189m
Minimum Pax: 2+
Mode of travel: Flight
Grade: Strenuous

Trip Map of Island Peak Climbing

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Island Peak Climbing Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Green Valley Nepal Treks airport representative well come you at Kathmandu airport then transfer you to hotel in Kathmandu then at evening we do office formalities. Overnight at star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla which takes approximately 30 minutes and trek to Phakding. Early in the morning you will be drive from your hotel to Kathmandu airport, after a 30 minute spectacular flight you will land at the Lukla airport (2800m.).You begin your trek to Phakding (2652m.) and you walk for about 2 and half to 3 hrs. While trekking, you head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail to Phakding (2652m.)

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) which takes about 6 to 7 hours. Today you trek and cross the river on high suspension bridges. Then ascend quite steeply to Namche Bazaar and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. You can also enjoy the view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Konde-Ri and Tawache peak. Stay overnight at lodge in Namche Bazar.

Day 04: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places. For the acclimatization you walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche Bazaar for the outstanding views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Center and Museum just above the town. Stay overnight at lodge in Namche Bazar.

Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3850 m.) which takes almost 5 hours. From Namche, the trail contours around the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi. Now, you have the first glimpse of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Although exhausting due to the zigzagged path, the trek has numerous attractions like rhododendron bushes, beautiful birds chirping in the wild and superb mountain scenery which makes your trek exciting. Tyangboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region. Stay overnight at lodge in Tyangboche.

Day 06: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4350m.) which takes about 4 and half hours to 5 hours. You gradually descend through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and steadily climb up to the village of Pangboche. As you gradually ascend, you find thick forests as the trail is full of thorny and juniper bushes. A further two and a half hour’s walk brings you to Dingboche. Stay overnight at lodge in Dingboche.

Day 07: Dingboche - Lobuche (4940 m): 4-5 hour trek We start the day with a climb to Duglha through the Khumbu Khola valley. The trek along the arid terrace is awarding with awesome views of mountains on all sides. As we come to a yak herder's place called Dusa, the valley begins to narrow and we continue through Phulung Karpo, of the camp sites during first successful Everest Expedition in 1953. Above Phulung Karpo is Chola Lake. As we continue our trek the majestic view of Mt. Pumori (7138 m) comes into view. As the trail descends and curves Mt. Pumori hides and we come across a roaring stream. After crossing a small wooden bridge, we ascend to Dugla. We can see the tip of Nuptse from here as well as Cholatse, Thamserku, and several other magnificent peaks. Spending a night in Dugla is ideal for acclimatization purposes. Overnight in Dugla.

Day 08: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5170 m) - Everest Base Camp (5364 m) - Gorak Shep : 7- 8 hour trek The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass though the pyramid sign post. Ahead on the trail we the crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. A small ascent would take us to Thangma Riju from where we perceive 360 degree vista of snowy mountains. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will be surrounded by snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world - Mount Everest. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come through the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. As we reach Everest Base Camp we cannot stop ourselves from appreciating the Everest climbers those take the hazardous route through the Khumbu icefall. Mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colors against all the dull gray surroundings (especially in the Spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste, Pumori are the mountains we can view from base camp. Everest actually is not visible from here. By now we have met the ultimate objective of our trip. We get back to Gorak Shep for a good night's rest. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

Day 09: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5545 m) - Dingboche (4350m.): 7- 8 hour trek Today is the climax of our trip. We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mount Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C) departure beforehand. Plus there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kala Patthar we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding view points to snap pictures. After several hours of an ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. From here we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kala Patthar rocks our eyes taking in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we can with our camera and take the in view with our mind's eye to last lifetime. On being back to Gorak Shep, we have breakfast followed by a gradual descend down to Pheriche for a good night's rest. Overnight in Pheriche.

Day 10: Trek from Dingboche (4350m.) to Chhukung (4730m.) which it takes about 2 and half hours. The trail follows a gradual ascent up to Chhukung. On the way, you can see summer huts made especially for keeping livestock in the summer time. Stay overnight at lodge in Chhukung.

Day 11: Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5087m) which takes about three hours. You trek on a gradually ascending path all the way to Base Camp. On the way you can enjoy the panoramic views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and Island Peak along with many other beautiful mountains. Camp for the night.

Day 12-13: 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 dramatic mountain views. You descend along the same route, down to base camp.

Day 14:Trek from island Peak Base Camp to Chhukung Trek from island Peak Base Camp to Chhukung which takes about three hours. Stay overnight at lodge in Chhukung.

Day 15: Trek from Chhukung to Pangboche (3985m.) After descending along the trail to Chhukung, you continue on to Dingboche for lunch. It is then another couple of hours to the lovely village of Pangboche where you will camp for the night.

Day 16: Trek from Pangboche to Khumjung (3790m.) and it takes about six hours. In the beginning you trek gradually down path and after crossing Phortse Tenga you trek through a steeply ascending path up to Mongla and then gradually down to Khumjung. Stay overnight at lodge in Khumjung.

Day 17: Trek Khumjung to Monjo which takes about five hours. Follow a descending path for the entire day. En route, you pass Namche Bazaar. Stay overnight at lodge in Monjo.

Day 18: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2800m) which takes about 3 hours. Your final day's trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where you can sample some chhang, try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable trekking experience. Stay overnight at lodge in Lukla.

Day 19: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes. At afternoon we offer you half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhu. Overnight star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 20: Transfer to Airport for your home departure or onward for next program.

Trip Cost Includes:

  1. Arrival & Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  2. Accommodation in Kathmandu on twin share bed- and- breakfast basis for the nights as listed in itinerary.
  3. Full board meals on tented camping & Lodge expedition.
  4. Accommodation on tented camp and lodge.
  5. Welcome or fare well dinner.
  6. Half day guided Kathmandu Culture Tour.
  7. All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
  8. Peak Climbing Permit Royalty and other government tax.
  9. Group Climbing gear including climbing rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer etc.
  10. All camping equipment - 2-person member tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, staff & porter tent, toilet tent with commode, dining table with backrest chair etc.
  11. Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
  12. Trekking guides and other support staff.
  13. Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
  14. Insurance of all staff including porters.
  15. Peak permit, national park / conservation entry fees.
  16. All VAT and Taxes.
  17. Green Valley Nepal Treks Service Charge.

Trip Cost Exclude:

  1. Nepal entry Visa fees.
  2. Your Travel Insurance.
  3. International airfare.
  4. Drinks and main meals in cities.
  5. Personal climbing gears: (can be hire in Kathmandu but better to bring with) Climbing Boots, Ice Axe, Zoomer, Harness, Figure of Eight, Carabineer.
  6. Tips and items of a personal nature like postage, laundry etc.

If above itinerary don't suitable for you & wish to modify above itinerary feel free to let us know, we'll be happy to create a TAILOR MADE ITINERARY especially for you.


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Everest Base Camp Trekking -2008

"What was I thinking???? Early mornings crazy slippery & muddy trails, yak dug, steep cliffs, rain, snow and those nasty uphill (I think it would have been easier to build an new bridge then walk phortse to Mong!) But it was all worth it. The spectacular views, peaceful village, friendly locals, great food, local Sherpa culture.....

- Tom, Canada

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Departure Dates 2018/019

March: 01, 05, 09, 12, 15, 17, 23, 28

April: 03, 08, 09, 14, 17, 21, 28, 29

May: 04, 10, 13, 15, 16, 20, 24, 26, 29

Jun: 02, 10, 17, 29

July: 04, 18, 25

August: 05, 11, 19, 23, 28

September: 03, 05, 07, 10, 12, 16, 18, 22, 29

October: 03, 06, 07,10, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 28

November: 02, 09, 18, 20, 27

December: 01, 11, 21, 27

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