Island Peak Aggressive Climb 15 Days

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  • Trekking
  • Climbing
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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 40
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Climb a challenging peak in the Everest Region in a shorter time frame
  • Experience unparalleled views of the great Himalayas
  • Refresh your skills before the climb on a rock climbing adventure in Kathmandu
  • Learn more about Sherpa culture and history, and have a chance to explore local villages
Challenge yourself with this stunning trekking and challenging climbing trip in the Himalayas. At 6189 meters above sea-level, Island Peak is one of the smaller but more challenging trekking peaks in the Everest region of Nepal. The reward for the climb is an unparalleled view of Ama Dablam and the south face of Lhotse.

This aggressive climb itinerary is designed for those who have good physical fitness with prior mountaineering experience but have limited time. The peak sits at the end of Chhukung Valley, accessible from Dingboche, and via a short route that does not require acclimatization days.

You will be given a practical rock climbing course in Kathmandu before taking an exciting mountain flight to Lukla and trek up the Dudh Kosi Valley through series of Sherpa villages from Phakding, Namche, Tengboche and Dingboche to reach finally to Chhukung which we use as our base for making a challenge to the peak. After a day of walking from Chhukung along the Lhotse Glacier, passing the bloated waters of Imja Tsho, we reach the Base Camp to prepare for the challenge. It may take an additional day or two to scale the peak depending on weather conditions. We endeavor the summit after one night at the High Camp perched on the South West Ridge where magnificent vistas of the Khumbu can be seen from the top.

Travel home with a feeling of great accomplishment, new friends, a stash of stunning photographs and lifetime memories.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Barry
  • From Australia
  • On Dec 07 2020
5 - Excellent
Love this trek !
“I had a fantastic trekking trip to the Island Peak, organized by the Alpine Club Of Himalaya. The hotels were good and the guide became a close friend of mine. Additionally they were able to change the date of the flight-out of Lukla without any problems. If I ever will do another trekkingtour in Nepal I definitly go back to ACH and I just can recommand to everbody else to do the same!!”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Rock climbing course or sightseeing
  • Day 3: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2610m)
  • Day 4: Trek to Namche (3420m)
  • Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3870m)
  • Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4360m)
  • Day 7: Trek to Chhukung (4730m)
  • Day 8: Climb to Island Peak Base Camp (4970m)
  • Day 9: Climb to Island Peak High Camp (5600m)
  • Day 10: Climb to Summit Base Camp (6189m) back to Chhukung
  • Day 11: Trek to Tengboche (3870m)
  • Day 12: Trek back to Namche Bazar
  • Day 13: Trek back to Lukla
  • Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 15: Fly back home or extend your holdays
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Meals as per the itinerary, including all meals while on the trek and welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu
  • 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 ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide leader, climbing guide and assistant guides
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Alpine Club of Himalaya trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map
  • 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
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Nepal visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg) if needed
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CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Other Practical InformationAs soon as trip is confirmed, we would like to have passport details.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • 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.

     

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