ISLAND PEAK CLIMBING - 14 Days

Island Peak Climbing is a popular trekking peak activity in the Everest region of Nepal. Island peak climbing scales 6189m and is non-technical to climb but requires basic snow climbing skills for the ascent. Island Peak Climbing one of the busy trekking peak right above the summer village of Chukhung, at the top of the Imja Khola Valley. This expedition is a superb entry into mountaineering. We will teach you basic skills before climbing the peak. The Everest region is one of the most popular climbing areas and,  from the tallest mountain in the world, you can also Climb smaller climbing expeditions to the Moutain peaks. This trip takes place in the Khumbu region of Nepal. We will explore the heart of this area and visit the Everest region. During the whole trip, you will get to see glorious views of  Mt, Everest  Himalaya ranges, and the surrounding peaks.

Although this ascent is not technically demanding, take into account that it is a requirement to have a very good level of fitness and skillful to join this program. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you through. Since then, thousands of climbers have successfully climbed this fantastic trekking Peak. Island Peak with Everest  is a popular trekking peak activity in Everest region of Nepal. Island peak climbing scales 6189m and is non-technical to climb but requires basic snow climbing skills for the ascent. Island Peak Climbing one of the busy trekking peak right above the summer village of Chukhung, at the top of the Imja Khola Valley. This expedition is a superb entry into mountaineering. We will teach you basic skills before climbing the peak. Start and end in Kathmandu! With the hiking & trekking tour Island Peak with Everest Base Camp trek, you have a 15-day tour package taking you through Kathmandu, Nepal, and 12 other destinations in Nepal.

Nepal’s most popular climbing Peak.

Glorious views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu from the summit.

The perfect experience for adventurers!

6189  M  Island peak climbing with a hike to Everest base camp

Day 1
Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding 35 minute flight, 3-4 Hours Trek

After breakfast, we take an early morning flight to Lukla. After flying above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains. Upon our arrival at Lukla, we meet the rest of our crew members. Next, we begin our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla to Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities, we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight in Phakding.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 2
Phakding– Namche Bazaar

After breakfast we walk through beautiful pine forests and then along Dudh Koshi River ending our nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar. After walking for almost over an hour, we come across the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) on our right and also experience the serenity of pine, fir and juniper forests throughout our journey. If the weather is clear, we may even catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We continue walking until we reach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. This day we cross five suspension bridges, the last one also known as the Hillary Bridge being the highest. It is an uphill walk from Hillary Bridge to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3
Namche Bazzar Acclimatization Day

Today is set aside for acclimatization. Health experts recommend that instead of being idle we stay active and move around even during the rest day. We can either stroll around Namche’s quaint villages and get acquainted with the Sherpas and their rich culture, or we can hike up to the Everest View Hotel and enjoy an up-close view of the mighty Everest. While in the Namche village or upon returning from the hike to the Everest View Hotel, trekkers may also visit the local museum containing exhibits displaying the area’s native flora and fauna as well as the history of the Mount Everest region.

For trekkers who want to hike for a little longer, a hike to Khumjung village (5-6 hours) may also be an option. In the village we can visit the Edmund Hillary School and Khumjung Monastery (a monastery famous for housing the head of the Yeti!). Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4
Namche Bazaar – Tengboche

After breakfast, we trek towards Tengboche. It is an easy walk from Namche to Phunki. Upon reaching Phunki, we ascend towards Tengboche, a village that houses the very famous Tengboche monastery which is the largest monastery of the Everest region. Located amidst the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site of “outstanding universal value”), it is draped with the panoramic 360-degree view of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku and is also the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region. We visit the monastery the same day at around 3 p.m. to witness a religious ceremony. Overnight in Tengboche

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5
Tengboche to Pheriche (4200 m)

In the early morning, we will be visiting different monasteries nearby before moving down through forest of birch, juniper, fir and Rhododendron to the nunnery at Deboche. The trail involves stable climbs but because of the altitudes, we need to pace ourselves steadily throughout the day. After we pass Imja Khola, we will be reaching the village of Pangboche where we will be stopping by for our lunch viewing the beautiful peak of Ama Dablam. In the afternoon, at the first place, our route will be the climb through the open alpine hillsides and at the second.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinnerg in Pheriche.

Day 6
Pheriche to Lobuche (4950 m)

Keep on trek along the moraine of the glacier; with the views of kala Patthar (5,545m) and Mt. Pumori (7,165m) we hike today high above the Pheriche village. Pretty normal day today takes about 4 hours walking. Important day also for accommodation, Rest of the day we may take simple hike around.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7
Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5400 m) & back to Gorakhshep

Today, the walk towards Everest is along the Khumbu Glacier. You will reach the small village of Gorakhshep, where you will be able to have lunch. After having your lunch the trail will lead you to the Mt. Everest base camp at an altitude of 5400meters. Everest base camp gives you an unforgettable view of Khubutse, Mt. Pumori, Changtse and Khumbu ice fall instead of Mt. Everest.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8
Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m) & trek to Chhukung (4730m)

Hiking up the Kalapatthar, we will make a vertical climb which allows us to view the Everest Peak continuously. Not only this, we can also view other mountains like Pumori (7,145m), lingtren (6,697m) and Khumbutse (6,623m). These mountains divide us from Tibet and just over the Lho La Pass, we can observe the large face of Changtse (7,750m). After that, we head back to Lobuche. From Lobuche, we hike towards Chhukung Valley. Chhukung Valley is located unwaveringly under an incredible rock wall which links Nuptse with Lhotse. From here, we will be having fabulous views of Amadablam (6,856m) which is also titled the most photographed mountain in Nepal.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9
Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m)

Hiking up the Kalapatthar, we will make a vertical climb which allows us to view the Everest Peak continuously. Not only this, we can also view other mountains like Pumori (7,145m), lingtren (6,697m) and Khumbutse (6,623m). These mountains divide us from Tibet and just over the Lho La Pass, we can observe the large face of Changtse (7,750m). After that, we head back to Lobuche. From Lobuche, we hike towards Chhukung Valley. Chhukung Valley is located unwaveringly under an incredible rock wall which links Nuptse with Lhotse. From here, we will be having fabulous views of Amadablam (6,856m) which is also titled the most photographed mountain in Nepal.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10
Island Peak Summit (6160m) & back to Base Camp (5200m)

In the early morning, we will begin our climbing to arrive at the summit. Ascending from the base camp we will reach to the Island Peak High Camp (5600m). From this point, we can see semicircle view of cliffs that go up in the north to the rocky peaks of Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m), Lhotse (8,501m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m). To the east, we will view the iced up waves of the Lhotse Shar Glacier above which towers Cho Polu (6,734m) and we will also witness Makalu (8,475m). From the south of the Imja glacier, we will be rewarded by Baruntse (7,720m) and Ama Dablam (6,856m). Our trail will now get complicated once we reach the bed of the pointed icefall beneath the peak. In order to succeed, great caution must be implemented while balancing the barrier to approach out on the rim leading to the summit. After we reach the summit, we will be back to the Base Camp.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11
Trek to Pangboche (4360m) via Dingboche (4360 m)

Today, we will be trekking around stunning Imja Khola Valley. We first rich Dingboche which is located in a hop hedge of little ground bounded by stone wall defensive crops of potatoes and barley. From Dingboche, we take a little dissimilar means down to Orsho, then moving to Pangboche village. We traverse the Khumbu Khola over a wooden suspension bridge and walk beside the Imja Khola to the village of Pangboche. Here we can see the oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and skeleton of a ‘Yeti’, or the repulsive snowman.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12
Trek to Namche Bazaar

Leaving mountains behind us, our descent takes us through Tyangboche Monastery at height of 3860 meters before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar at 3441meters. We arrive back at Namche Bazaar in the afternoon.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13
Namche Bazaar to Lukla

After having our breakfast, go back over the major road down to Dhudh Koshi retracing to Phakding. Following the track, we arrive at Lukla scaling different Sherpa villages crossing a suspension bridge above Thado Koshi. For about 45 minutes, we go up to accomplish the whole trail and we reconfirm flight ticket and see off to local porters.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14
Fly back to Kathmandu

After travelling for 30 minutes, we fly Back to Kathmandu from Lukla in the morning and move back to the hotel. Rest of the day we can lighten up.

MEALS: Breakfast

Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu (International and domestic both).
  • Pre-trek/ climb meeting.
  • Island Peak climbing permit fee.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee.
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fee.
  • Food during the trek and climb (full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • All guesthouse accommodation during the trekking period and North Face, Salewa, Mountain Hardware or similar tented camp accommodation during the climbing period.
  • High altitude climbing leader (Sherpa guide) licensed by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).
  • Well experienced English speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5+ persons.
  • Group climbing equipment including ropes, ice screws, snow bars, harness, carbine, eight figure etc.
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu / Ramechhap - Lukla - Kathmandu / Ramechhap for guest and guide inclusive with all taxes and transfers.
  • Satellite phone.
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Mount Adventure Holidays sleeping bag and down jacket, duffel bag, area map.
  • First aid medical kit
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
  • All organisational requirements.

Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst trekking /climbing).
  • Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 10 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
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Here's a few answers to most common Questions asked by the customers.

The weather forecast says rain/clouds/snow in Lukla on our Flight Day. Are we in for a rough flight?

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.

Who can climb a 6000m trekking peak and who can obtain a climbing permit?

There is only one restriction for obtaining permits for 6000m peaks, the government of Nepal does not allow climbing permits to be issued to a climber who is below the age of 16. Beyond that restriction, any climber with appropriate fitness and skills can attempt a 6000 meter in the Himalaya. However, our policies for accepting clients on these peaks require that the client has as list experience of hiking and some knowledge of rock & Ice climbing.

Why should I visit Nepal for a 6000 M peak climbing?

For those seeking the experience of climbing a 6000m peak, Nepal should be at the top of your list of countries to visit. With the rich variety of flora and fauna, the everlasting smiles of the rural Nepalese, the hospitality of the village communities, the fantastic climatic and geographical conditions, the cultural, traditions and linguistic diversity and the rich cultural spirit which represents a unique blend of Buddhism Hinduism and some others Nepal is the adventure capital of the world. With 1500 trekking peaks above 6000m and 8 of the 14 above 8000m peaks in the world it is fair to say that your mountaineering ambitions can be taken to a new level herein
Nepal.

What type of food can I expect in High Camps?

At the high camp, we utilize freeze-dried packaged foods. They offer a variety of high-quality flavors and are easy to prepare at altitude. Your personal climbing Sherpa will melt sufficient ice for hot water, tee, coffee, and a variety of juices. At high camp and camp one, it may be possible to fresh food from base camp.

What type of accommodation should I expect during the trip?

In Kathmandu, we provide you with your requested category of hotel accommodation and will send you to a quiet part of Thamel. During the trekking, we provide tea house accommodation and camping at base camp and above camps.

How to acclimatize for 6000 M climb?

There are several options for acclimation during your 6000m Peak climbing. If you have time we always advise you to attempt some base camp, or viewpoint before starting to climb trekking peak. Most of the 6,000-meter climbing will have an acclimatization period where you will reach base camp and the higher camps.

What are the details on food and meals during the trip?

On popular trekking trails, we utilize lodges/guesthouses (teahouses) the meals will be provided by these lodges. Menu meals are often available including soups, noodles, rice, and some other dishes. On certain 6,000-meter trekking routes, lodges and guest houses may be limited, or not available. In these instances, accommodations will be via tents and the meals will be provided by our staff. In these instances, meals will be prepared on the route with canister stoves or natural fires. While in base camp our peak climbing cooks will prepare meals. Above base camp, the meals will be provided by our climbing Sherpa.

All your departure is guaranteed to run?

YES, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimal additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.

Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.

Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?

The hotel in Kathmandu does provide free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.

Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?

Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream, etc.

What is the best season for this Climbing?

Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoonal rains decrease. By the end of September to December, the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December is the best time to do this trek.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation notice is required, a minimum of 30 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the Trip shall then be termed as canceled and the cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.

How much additional money do I need per day?

It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu and during the trek you can allocate USD 10 to USD 20 for lunch and a dinner. USD 10 to USD 20 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower, and a few drinks during the trekking.

What is the drinking water facility in the mountain?

Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and teahouses, which you can buy at the cost of USD 1 at lower elevations to USD 3 to higher elevation per liter. If you are planning to drink normal water all the way during the trek, purifying water with any sort of purification tablets or drops is a must. You can bring your own purifier or can purchase it in Kathmandu.

Do I need any extra document?

Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport, and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

Will some body come to pick me up at the airport open my arrival?

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying Mount Adventure Holidays signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.

ISLAND PEAK CLIMBING
ISLAND PEAK CLIMBING

Day pack (25–35 liters)Pack cover

Sleeping bag comfortable to 0°F (dependent upon season, weather forecast and personal preference) optional

Waterproof hiking boots

Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes)

LED headlamp with extra batteries

Trekking poles, Trekking Clothing

Wicking, quick-dry boxers or briefs (3)

Wicking, quick-dry sports bra (for women)

Heavyweight long underwear bottoms

Mid-weight long underwear bottoms

Mid-weight long underwear top

Wool or synthetic T-shirts (2)

Mid-weight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)

Convertible hiking pants

Fleece pants or insulated pants

Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain jacket

Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain pants

Mid-weight fleece gloves or wool gloves

Liner gloves, Midweight fleece/wool winter hat, Sun hat

Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)

Liner socks (optional)Sunglasses

Sun lotion 35 to 50, Water Bottle

Slippers, Towels, Raincoat

Personal medicine kits

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD 2,500 USD $ 2,400/person
2400
Total $ 2,400 USD

Trip Facts

  • Car and flight
  • 2-6
  • 6189 m
  • Nepal