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Island Peak

TRIP INTRODUCTION

Classic trek to Everest Base Camp followed by an expedition to climb Island Peak 2017.
The Island Peak Trek is for people who have had previous walking experience, such as winter walking in Scotland, using ice axe and crampons. For people that are doing the Island Peak trek, we will have a day of training in the basic techniques that you will need, as part of the itinerary while on trek. After returning from Kala Pattar, we head up the Imje Khola Valley to Island Peak, following the river. After passing the Lhotse and Imja glaciers we reach Island peak trek base camp before our climb up to Imja Tse (Island Peak 6189 m). IslThe views on the Island Peak trek are remarkable, with the whole of the Khumbu mountains spread out before you.

The Island Peak Trek is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. From Dingboche the mountain is seen as an island in a sea of ice. 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.The Island Peak Trek not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of the Himalayas. Seen from the summit of Island peak, the giant mountains, Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse and Amadablam in the south are never to be forgotten.

Day 01 :  Arrival in Kathmandu, pick up from airport. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 02 :  Free day in Kathmandu to make the final preparations for your trek or do some exploring on your own.
Day 03 :  Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) which takes about 30 minutes and trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640m.).
Day 04 : 
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.)
Day 05 :  Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization and excursion around the places
Day 06 :  Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3850 m.)
Day 07 :  Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4350m.)
Day 08 :  Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m.)
Day 09 :  Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5140 m.)
Day 10 :  Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Pheriche (4243m.) Day 11 :  Trek from Pheriche to Chhuking (4730 m.)
Day 12 :  Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5087m)
Day 13 :  Trek to high camp
Day 14 :  High Camp – Summit Island peak 6189m.- Chhukung
Day 15 :  Trek Chhukung to Pangboche (3985m.)
Day 16 :  Trek Pangboche to Khumjung (3790m.)
Day 17 :  Trek Khumjung to Monjo
Day 18 :  Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2800m

Day 19 :  Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 20 :  Free day in Kathmandu for souvenir shopping & independent activities
Day 21 :  Send off to airport, departure from Kathmandu.

Cost Includes:

  • 17 Days trekking, 04 night accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3 Star hotel on bed & breakfast basis,
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permits,
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s information Management system
  • A Guide/Sirdar: English speaking/license holder/registered/well-equipped for trekking period followed by one porter for two people
  • Climbing Sherpa: English speaking/license holder/registered to NMA/well-equipped, kitchen crew and necessary porters for climbing period of Island peak
  • Three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All accommodation in the mountain Lodges and at tented camp during climbing period
  • All pick up/drops
  • Staff insurance, food, salary, accommodation and their transportation

   The cost does not include:

  • Expenses of personal nature, personal climbing gears, hard/soft drinks; personal medication, rescue in case of emergency, insurance and Tips

  • Extras (subject to change)
    Extra:
    Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu roundtrip airfares US$ 275 per person.

    * Climbing permit fees:
    US$ 350 for the group upto 4 people
    US$ 350 + US$ 40 for the group of 1 to 5 people in a group
    US$ 390 + US$ 40 for the group of 1 to 6 people in a group
    US$ 430 + US$ 40 for the group of 1 to 7 people in a group
    US$ 470 + US$ 40 for the group of 1 to 8 people in a group
    US$ 510 + US$ 25 for the group of 9 to 12 people in a group

    A CLIMBING SHERPA  If you require a climbing Sherpa to assist you to get to the summit. His cost will be US$ 300.00 FROM THE GROUP divided by you. For his equipments/ allowances and risk of working in the mountain. This is as per the rule of NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association).

    GARBAGE DEPOSIT US$ 250 payable from the group (This deposit is refundable to you after to completion of climb).

Grade: Strenuous Max-Altitude: 6189m
Trek Region: N/A Starts in/ Ends in: Lukla/Lukla
Trek Duration: 21 days (16 days trek) Type of trek: Camping
Best Season: March to May and September to November

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