- duration 23 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 5+ years old
- max group size 12
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- The ideal peak for your first Himalayan climbing experience!
- Summit a real Himalayan peak +6100 m.
- Scenic Gokyo Ri, Kala Patthar, Cho La Pass also improving your acclimatization
- Outstanding views of Himalayan giants: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and more
Climbing Island Peak is an incredible experience for adventure trekkers, standing at 6,189 m. From the summit you'll be given spectacular views across the whole Khumbu Region. The summit also lies adjacent to the South Face of Lhotse, one of the world’s largest ice walls, and offers stunning views of beautiful Ama Dablam and Mt. Makalu as well.
The Island Peak climbing journey starts after a 1 hour flight from Kathmandu to the gateway of the Everest region, Lukla. We'll start with trekking to Namche Bazar and from there head towards Gokyo Valley where we'll be trekking up to Gokyo Ri, one of the best trekking view points in the Himalayas. From Gokyo we will also be crossing the Cho La Pass and head over towards Everest Base Camp, where we'll also be ascending up to the +5600 m viewpoint of Kala Patthar.
The fact that we are hiking up to Gokyo Ri, crossing Cho La Pass and also reaching up to Kala Patthar prior starting our climbing expedition from Chukung helps the acclimatisation tremendously. Climbing Island Peak will take 1 full day, including spending 1 night at Island Peak Base Camp at 5070 m.
We look forward to taking you on an adventure of a lifetime. Please see the day-by-day itinerary for further details.
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Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu - Free day.
Day 3: Kathmandu - Lukla by flight & trek to Phakding 2652 m.
Day 4: Phakding - Namche Bazaar 3440 m.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar - Free day
Day 6: Namche Bazaar - Dole 3960 m.
Day 7: Dole - Machhermo 4410 m.
Day 8: Machhermo - Gokyo 4750 m.
Day 9: Gokyo - Gokyo Ri 5483 m. day hike.
Day 10: Gokyo - Dragnag 4900 m.
Day 11: Dragnag - Cho La Pass 5420 m. - Dzonglha 4830 m.
Day 12: Dzonglha - Lobuche 4930 m.
Day 13: Lobuche - Gorapshep 5160 m.
Day 14: Gorapshep - Kala Patthar hike - Dingboche 4410 m.
Day 15: Dingboche - Chhukung 4730 m.
Day 16: Chhukung - Island Peak Base Camp 5070 m.
Day 17: Base Camp - Island Peak Summit 6189 m. - Chhukung
Day 18: Chhukung - Tengboche 3860 m.
Day 19: Tengboche - Namche Bazaar 3440 m.
Day 20: Namche Bazaar - Lukla 2800 m.
Day 21: Lukla - Kathmandu by flight
Day 22: Kathmandu - Free day
Day 23: Departure from Kathmandu
- Airport – hotel – airport transfer
- Accommodation (4 nights) in standard Hotel in Kathmandu on B. B. plan
- Flight ticket Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
- Accommodation in basic teahouse (18 nights) and tent (1 night) during trekking and climbing
- Meals during trekking and climbing: breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee
- Professional English speaking trekking and climbing guide
- Trekking porter/s: 1 porter for 2 trekkers
- Camping equipment in Base Camp: two men tents, dining tents, kitchen tents, etc.
- Support staff in Island Peak Base Camp
- All necessary kitchen equipments in Island Peak Base Camp
- Climbing equipment for group: fixed ropes, normal ropes, ice screws, snow bar, rock piton etc.
- Island Peak Climbing Permit , TIMS, Entry Permit for Sagarmatha National Park
- Personal insurance for Nepalese staffs (Guide and Porters)
- Extra Night
- Bar bills (any alcohol drinks, mineral water, cold drinks, cigarettes, etc)
- Personal clothing and all climbing equipment
- Personal insurance that covers helicopter rescue evacuation
- Personal expenses: laundry, hot water for shower etc.
- Any unseen expenses produced by circumstances beyond our control such as natural disasters
- Tips/gratitude for guide, porters and other staff
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationEvery effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is Adventure Travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions, road conditions, vehicle breakdowns and the health of climbers can all contribute to changes. The Expedition Leader or our guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset! RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT FOR CLIMBING AND TREKKING: Climbing Equipment: Ice Axe, crampons, harness, carabiner (with lock and normal), eight fingers, Jumar, plastic boots, etc. These can all be rented in Kathmandu at reasonable prices. Footwear: Trekking Boots, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes. Clothing: Down or fibre Jacket, filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, warm cotton trousers, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit. Other equipment: Sleeping bag (4 seasons), down jacket, daypack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters. Optional: Insect repellent, toilet articles, note book & pen, toilet roll, laundry soap, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.
- I need personal climbing equipment. Can I rent it from the tour operator?
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.
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.
- Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?