Island Peak Expedition

Duration

16 Days

Grade

Moderate (3)

Altitude

** m / ** ft

Service Level

Basic

Rating

Overview

On our 16-day Island Peak Expedition, you will not only reach the summit of the magnificent Island Peak but also experience trekking in the most coveted Everest region. Island Peak also called Imja Tse by the Nepalese is a popular choice for novice climbers who wish to begin their mountaineering journey by summiting Island Peak and then move on to other peaks.  The mountain was named "Island Peak" in 1952 AD due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an island in a sea of ice. Island Peak has an impressive, highly glaciated west face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier which is a bit tough to do; however, the magnificent views from the summit are certainly a fitting reward for your efforts. 

Trip Itinerary

01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

02 Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

03 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours

04 Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day

05 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft) 5- 6 hours

06 Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5 to 6 hours

07 Dingboche to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 3-4 hours

08 Acclimatization: Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) and trek back to Chhukung: 3 – 4 hours

09 Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours

10 Pre-Climb training on Island Peak Base Camp

11 Island Peak Base Camp to Island Peak Summit (6,189m/20,305ft), back to base camp: 10-12 hours

12 Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours

13 Pangboche to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours

14 Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hours

15 Fly to Kathmandu

16 Final departure

Inclusion

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English speaking trained and experienced trekking guide, climbing guide and assistant guides
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All government and local taxes

Exclusion

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