Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung

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  • duration 3 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 10+ years old
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Chukhung, Nepal
  • Ends Chukhung, Nepal
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  • Summit to Island peak at an elevation of 6187 meters
  • Explore the rich Sherpa culture, traditions and lifestyle
  • Remarkable views of Khumbu Ice fall and Makalu Himalayan Range
  • Can combine with EBC Gokyo Or other famous Three Passes Trek
Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung is a great way to explore some of the best and most stunning views of the Himalayan range. It takes some effort to climb the peak but you're sure to fall in love with the endless views of Everest, Makalu and Lhotse and mesmerizing experiences found here.

At Chhuking (4750m), a short walk leads to a small settlement where we rest for the day and make preparations for the climb. The next day we head on to Island Peak Base Camp, which requires a steep climb followed by a comfortable walk through the river basin.

We climb further to the High Camp at an elevation of 5600 meters where we rest inside the tent and prepare for the early morning climb the next day. Through rock formations and glacial regions, we ascend to the top, taking the support of ropes at some places.

After enjoying the splendid view from the top, we descend all the way to Chhukung, where we rest after the strenuous journey. An extra day has been added to the trip as a contingency to bad weather or physical ailments.
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  • Eddie
  • From Australia
  • On Mar 21 2016
“Poonhill trek was incredible. Getting up early to see the 6:30am sunrise was well worth it. It also gave us a good idea of where we would be heading over the next few days. Highly recommend a trip to ABC via Poonhill with Green Valley.”
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  • Rishabh
  • From India
  • On Apr 23 2019
“The Annapurna region offers some of the most greenest scenery for trekkers. The view of the Annapurna mountain peaks are sublime and are quite visible from different places during the trek, making the overall experience even more enjoyable.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Manpreet
  • From USA
  • On Mar 14 2019
  • Day 1: Chhukung (4,750 m)
  • Day 2: Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200 m)
  • Day 3: Base Camp - Summit - Base Camp - Chhukung
  • Two Nights Guest House in Chhukung With Dinner
  • Kitchen Equipment, Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking & Peak climbing period
  • Climbing Rope, Ice screws, Snow bars
  • Staffs including professional climbing guide
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staffs.
  • Equipment Fees for climbing guide
  • Climbing peak permit/s & other necessary fees
  • Garbage deposit (USD 250)
  • Airfare for climber guide
  • Personal climbing Gear per person such as Crampons, Harness, Ice Axe, Screwgate, Karabiners
  • Pre trip meeting
  • Personal travel insurance which cover climbing as well
  • Climbing boots ( Can hire in Kathmandu as well )
  • Personal expenses
  • Bar bills & beverage
  • Tipping (tips) for staffs
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Other Practical InformationThis is the trip we organize based on Chhuking ( Climbing starting point ). We can book the lukla flight and can arrange the trekking part upon request.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • I need personal climbing equipment. Can I rent it from the tour operator?

    Usually, yes. And in case the tour operator cannot provide you with climbing equipment, then they can easily recommend a reliable local shop where you can rent climbing equipment.


  • When is the best time to summit Island Peak?

    The ideal time for climbing Island Peak is around April to May and October through November. The winter and the monsoon months will likely have fewer crowds but wet weather and snow and cold may make the climb more challenging. Some tours do not ever offer climbing in these months. Your guide will have enough knowledge about the weather and geography to advise the exact right time while you are on tour as well.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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