Island Peak Climbing |21 Days

Trip Highlights

Our Island Peak trip is a special trek which combines an ascent of Island Peak with a visit to the famous Everest Base Camp.

Trip Overview

Island Peak was the name given to the mountain in 1952 by Eric Shipton’s party who thought it to be reminiscent of an island in a sea of ice. It is also known by its Nepali name of Imja Tse.
We start from Lukla and trek slowly up the Dudh Kosi valley and after a trip to Everest Base Camp we branch off to Chukkung and then onto Island Peak Base Camp and prepare for the ascent.
The mountain is an extension of Lhotse Shar, and is located between the Lhotse and Imja glaciers, standing at 6189m

Outline Itinerary

Day 01               Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 02               Sightseeing in Katmandu

Day 03               Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding

Day 04               Trek to Namche

Day 05               Rest day at Namche

Day 06               Trek to Tengboche

Day 07               Trek to Dingboche

Day 08               Rest day at Dingboche

Day 09               Trek to Lobuche (4930m)

Day 10               Trek to Gorak Shep (5184m) & Everest Base Camp

Day 11               Trek to Kalapatthar (5,545m), view sunrise on Everest, trek to Dingboche

Day 12               Trek to Chukhung

Day 13               Rest day at Chukhung

Day 14               Trek to Island Peak base camp

Day 15               Trek to high camp

Day 16               Ascent of Island Peak (6173m), back to Chhukung

Day 17               Trek to Pangboche

Day 18               Trek to Namche

Day 19               Trek to Lukla

Day 20               Fly to Kathmandu

Day 21               Depart Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Day 01               Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 02               Sightseeing in Katmandu

Day 03               Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding

Day 04               Trek to Namche

Day 05               Rest day at Namche

Day 06               Trek to Tengboche

Day 07               Trek to Dingboche

Day 08               Rest day at Dingboche

Day 09               Trek to Lobuche (4930m)

Day 10               Trek to Gorak Shep (5184m) & Everest Base Camp

Day 11               Trek to Kalapatthar (5,545m), view sunrise on Everest, trek to Dingboche

Day 12               Trek to Chukhung

Day 13               Rest day at Chukhung

Day 14               Trek to Island Peak base camp

Day 15               Trek to high camp

Day 16               Ascent of Island Peak (6173m), back to Chhukung

Day 17               Trek to Pangboche

Day 18               Trek to Namche

Day 19               Trek to Lukla

Day 20               Fly to Kathmandu

Day 21               Depart Kathmandu

Equipment List

Footwear:

  1. Plastic mountaineering boots (B2 boots)
  2. Water repellent boots with ankle support for walking
  3. A pair of Gaiters.
  4. Socks
  5. Trainers which can be used in teahouses & camps

Clothing:

  • Waterproof (trousers & jacket)
  • Trousers for trekking (Waterproof)
  • Long sleeve shirts/T-shirts (preferably non cotton)
  • Micro, Mid to heavyweight fleece & Fleece pants
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermals (top & bottom)
  • Down jacket

Climbing equipment:

  • Harness with 1m sling,
  • Screw gate carabiners
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Jumar
  • Mountaineering helmet

Head & Hand Gear:

  • Hat (Woolen or fleece)
  • Sun hat
  • Bandana
  • Head-torch with extra btteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Mountaineering sunglasses
  • Fleece gloves.
  • Woolen gloves

Personal Equipment:

  • Duffle bag (to be carried by porter)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat. We also provide everyone mats. Your extra mat will be helpful at the Base Camp
  • Backpack to carry water bottles, camera, lunch packs and personal clothing
  • Pee bottle
  • Sunscreen & Insect repellent
  • Water purification tablets
  • Snacks, books, MP3 players, cards etc
  • Trekking poles
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Insurance certificate
  • Hand sanitizer & wipes
  • Toiletries

Personal first aid kit:

  • Any personal medications.
  • Electrolytes
  • Analgesics & throat lozenges
  • Diamox (helps with acclimatization)

Cost Included

  • Arrival & departure transfers by private vehicle
  • Twin share room (3 nights) with breakfast in a 3 star hotel
  •     Hotels can be arranged as per client’s choice which might incur extra cost
  • Domestic airplane flights strictly as per itinerary
  • Surface transportation
  • Fully organized camping
  • Tea House/tented accommodation during climb with meals (breakfast. Lunch & dinner) during trek
  • Necessary permits and fees, tents, English speaking guide, porters and cook
  • Necessary trekking and climbing gears
  •     1 climbing Sherpa for 2 climbing members
  • A dedicated Sherpa for each climber can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • Gamow Bag
  • Medical oxygen/Medical kit for staffs
  • Insurance of crew and climbing staffs as per the rules of Nepal Government
  • Staff salary, climbing bonus, performance bonus etc.
  • Staffs and equipment transfer

Cost not Include

  • International flights
  • Visa Fees
  • All type of insurance for clients (climbing members)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and other cities
  • Beverages and snacks during trek
  • Personal climbing gears and clothing (available on hire)
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Cargo/custom clearance fees
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar bills, hot showers, laundry etc.
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Includes’.

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  • Trip Duration: 21 Days
  • Trip Grading: Strenuous
  • Max Altitude: 6,173m
  • Best Time: March to May; September to November
  • Trip Mode: Hotel/Camping
  • Group Size: 2-10 People
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