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Island Peak with Everest Base Camp

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Overview

Located on top of the Chukung glacier between Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains, Island Peak is the most sought after trekking destination because of its challenging geographical conditions. This peak trek offers an excellent opportunity to not only climb a Himalayan Summit [6173m] but also provides the chance to cross off some other bucket-list dreams such as Everest Base Camp [5367m] and Kala Pattar [5550m]. The most difficult section is a mixed rock and ice wall at a slope of around 45 degrees leading to the narrow summit ridge… This adrenaline-packed adventure is perfect for those who are physically fit who desire an all-round trekking and climbing experience. Island Peak is not considered a technical climb and prior climbing experience is not required to successfully complete the trip. Our highly experienced professional crew comprising registered climbing guides will support you to safely achieve your dream through well timed gradual ascents. Island Peak is one of the main climbing peaks in the Everest Region with an impressive and highly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier. Come and experience the magic for yourself!


Trip Fact

  • Price starts

    USD 2150

  • Hard

    Difficulty

    Hard

  • Duration

    21 Days 20 Nights

  • Activity

    Peak Climbing

  • Max. Altitude

    6173m

  • Accomodation

    Lodge

  • Destination

    Nepal

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

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Island Peak

Difficulty level

Hard

Hard

These treks typically require you to do 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but with no real extremes of weather. Treks in this category can include trekking to elevations of up to 5500m with daily ascends of around 400-700m.When trekking at higher altitudes, your body needs to adjust to lower levels of oxygen and this provides added physical challenge to the trek. It is important to be physically fit and to prepare your body by doing regular exercise prior to embarking on your trek. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.

Activity

Peak Climbing and Expedition

Although the climbing expeditions do not require you to be an athlete, you must be fit and healthy before embarking on the expedition. Training and equipment for technical elements are provided. To roughly assess your fitness level, see that you can easily walk about 8 km gaining a height of 600m/2,000ft with a 8 t0 10kg rucksack in about 2-1/2 hours or less. Note that you should be able to follow the regime for several consecutive days

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu, overnight hotel. Welcome dinner.

Day 2

Trek preparation / Sightseeing in Katmandu, overnight hotel.

Day 3

Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding [2652m], 4 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 4

Trek to Namche [3450m], 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 5

Acclimatization day, side walk to Khumjung Village and Everest View Hotel, and return to Namche Bazaar, overnight teahouse.

Day 6

Trek to Tengboche [3867m], 5 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 7

Trek to Dingboche [4350m], 5 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 8

Acclimatisation day, side treks around Dingboche. Optional trip to Ama Dablam base camp [4500m] and return to Dingboche, overnight teahouse.

Day 9

Trek to Lobuche [4930m], 6-7 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 10

Trek to Everest base camp [5357m] and return to Gorak Shep [5184m], 8-9 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 11

Early morning sunrise trek up to Kala Patthar [5550m] and Trek to Lobuche [4930m], 7-8 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 12

Trek to Chukhung [4750m] via Kongma-La pass [5535m] or Dingboche [4350m], 6-7hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 13

Trek to Island Peak base camp [5200m], 4 hours, overnight tent.

Day 14

Acclimatization day / climbing training with professional climbing guides, climb to High camp and return to base camp, overnight tent.

Day 15

Summit day of Island Peak [6173m] and return to Base Camp [5200m], 10-12 hours, overnight tent.

Day 16

Acclimatization day, overnight tent.

Day 17

Trek to Pangboche [3950m], 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 18

Trek to Namche [3440m], 4-5 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 19

Trek to Lukla [2800m], 6-7 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 20

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, overnight hotel. Farewell dinner.

Day 21

International departure / onward travel.

Package Details

Trip Inclusions

    Transport

  • Domestic flight: Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Private vehicle transfers: International and domestic airports – hotel.
  • Accommodation

  • 3 nights' accommodation at Hotel, Kathmandu (three star) on a twin share basis with breakfasts included.
  • 13 nights' accommodation staying at guesthouses on trek.
  • 4 nights' accommodation staying at tent.
  • Meals

  • Three meals a day on trek and other meals as marked: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Hot drink provided with every meal.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners with group.
  • Other

  • English speaking guide and Climbing Sherpa, porter service (ratio: 1 porter: 2 clients; carrying 15kg of personal equipment per client).
  • All required permits (including Sagarmatha national park fees and Island peak climbing permit)
  • Insurance for guide sherpa and porters.
  • Personal Cooking team for 3 day climbing period.
  • Staff provided with protective footwear and clothing suitable for high mountains pass.
  • Staff will carry a medical first aid kit for the duration of the trek.
  • Opportunities to experience authentic local culture and sample traditional foods and drinks.
  • Complimentary waterproof trek duffel bag (to store personal kitbag to be carried by porter), down sleeping bag and down jacket hire for the duration of the trek.
  • Complimentary trek shirt, cap and trek map included.
  • All VAT taxes (13%) are included in the price.

Trip Exclusions

    Transport

  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu
  • Accommodation

  • Extra night/s of accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. (See terms and conditions for more details)
  • Food/Drink

  • Soft drinks and/or alcoholic beverages on trek must be purchased separately by clients.
  • Drinking water on trek.
  • Some lunches and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary- (see meal inclusions for more details)
  • (Meal inclusions are indicated by: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Other

  • Nepalese tourist visa (available on arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport).
  • Private travel insurance.
  • Personal shopping and expenses.
  • Tips/gratuities for staff.
  • Sherpa Climbing bonus USD 300

Meet Our Experts

No matter what the inquiry, our commitment to exceptional service ensures that a helpful and knowledgeable staff member is always on hand to assist you whenever the need arises.

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