- Booking Type Instant booking
- duration 4 days
- tour type Private and Group
- age requirement 16-79 yrs
- max group size 35
- guiding method Fully guided
- Tour Code BM-18725
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- Summit the 6,189m high Island Peak, known among the locals as Imja Tse
- Enjoy trekking in the world famous Everest region
- See majestic views of the Himalayas
Known among the locals as Imja Tse, this peak got its English name because it looks like an island adrift on a sea of ice from afar. Although physically demanding, summiting Island Peak is not as technically challenging as people assume, making it an ideal summit for budding mountaineers. Meet your team members in Chhukung on the first day of the adventure and get all the necessary details.
Head for Island Peak Base Camp on the second day of the trip. You will have plenty of time to train using your ice axe and ropes as well as walking on the surface of a glacier at the base camp. Spend your night there and start your journey to the top early in the morning on Day 3.
Enjoy stunning views of Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam and Baruntse mountains from the summit before heading down. This itinerary also comes with a reserve day just in case the weather does not favour us. For more details, please go through the itinerary below.
Day 1: Arrive in Chhukung
Day 2: Chhukung - Island Peak Base Camp
Day 3: Summit Island Peak & back to Chhukung
Day 4: Reserve day
- Accommodation in a guesthouse and camps as per the itinerary
- Meals as per the itinerary
- One high-altitude climbing leader (a Sherpa guide) licensed by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) for the summit attempt
- Group climbing equipment such as ropes, ice axe, ice screws, snow bars, and carbine. A satellite phone (for emergency contact)
- A first aid medical kit & an oxymeter. We will help you with rescue and evacuation arrangements in case of an emergency
- Island Peak climbing permits
- All taxes
- Nepal visa fees (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days)
- International flight tickets. Domestic flight: Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
- Travel/medical insurance that covers high-altitude climbing as well as accidents, emergencies and chopper evacuation
- Meals except those mentioned on the itinerary
- Personal climbing gear (crampons, climbing boots & mountaineering outfits)
- Anything not mentioned on the itinerary or in the 'What's Included' section
- Expenses that are personal in nature such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc
- Hotel in Kathmandu
- Tips for your guide and porter
- Earn US$ 28+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- An average group size of maximum 8 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
- Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travelers safe.
- What is the required budget for a trip to Nepal?
Is a visa on arrival available?
Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.
Is Asia open for tourists?
Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.
As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.
How much will a trip to Nepal cost?
How much you spend in Nepal is largely decided by things you want to do in the country. A 5-day trekking trip in Nepal can start from as little at USD 400 per person. A weekend-long safari in Chitwan National Park is available at less than USD 200.
On average, seven days in Nepal with accommodation and some or all meals included costs anywhere between USD 700 to USD 1500 per person. Good rooms at hotels in Nepal range from USD 25 to over USD 150 per person, per night, while around USD 1.5 a day can buy you three meals in decent restaurants.
- I need personal climbing equipment. Can I rent it from the tour operator?