- duration 19 days
- tour type Private
- tour_type Private tour
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 17+ years old
- age_requirement 17+ years old
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- Island Peak summit. Perfect launch into Himalayan mountaineering.
- Rewarding adventure and stunning views from atop a real Himalayan peak at 6,189m/20,305ft.
- Breath taking scenaries of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu from the summit.
Island Peak climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is a fantastic experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is designed for energetic and physically fit trekkers with little or no experience in mountain expedition. Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft) is one of the main climbing peaks in the Everest Region of Nepal with an impressive and highly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier. Being one of the 'trekking peaks' with very little technical aspects, Island Peak is not a difficult undertaking for a beginner climber wishing to enter the incredible world of mountain climbing. Hundreds of climbers flock to Nepal every year to get a permit for Island Peak climbing. Our adventure also takes us into the heartland of the Khumbu Valley and Sherpa culture. Before scaling the peak, we also visit, possibly the most popular trekking destination in the world - Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) and Kala Patthar - for the up-close views of Mt. Everest and other high mountains.
The Island peak climbing itinerary has proper and gradual acclimatization at suitable intervals. The 19-day journey begins from and comes to a conclusion at one of the most famous airstrips in the world, the Lukla Airport in the Everest Region.
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for climbing Island Peak. Although Island Peak can be climbed during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
We look forward to taking you on a mountaineering experience of a lifetime. Please see the itinerary for a day-by-day overview.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu: trip preparation
Day 3: Fly to Lukla then trek to Phakding:40 min flight,
Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Namche Bazaar : Acclimatization Day
Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
Day 7: Tengboche to Pheriche
Day 8: Pheriche to Lobuche
Day 9: Lobuche to Gorak Shep, visit Everest Base Camp
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar and back to Lobuche
Day 11: Lobuche to Kongma La to Chhukung
Day 12: Chhukung to Island Peak base camp
Day 13: Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp
Day 14: IPBC to Island Peak summit back to base camp
Day 15: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche
Day 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (
Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 19: Final Departure
- 18 Breakfasts, 15 Lunches and 17 Dinners
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Best available standard 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 on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
- English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
- Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
- Himalayan Glacier’s 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) equipments
- Medical kit (carried by your guide)
- All government and local taxes
- Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
- 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
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- 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
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- Tips for guides and porters
- Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationWe will be accommodated in Yatri Suites & Spa or Hotel Moonlight or Similar in Kathmandu (3 nights), standard teahouses during trekking (12 nights) and tents when climbing (3 nights). Most teahouse accommodation will only have shared toilet facilities. For tent accommodation, foam mattress will be made available. In climbing section, toilet facilities will be provided with necessary natural preservation. All accommodation are on twin-shared basis. However, single room will be provided on request and by paying a single supplement of USD 465. Also, understand that there are several places that do not allow single room accommodation. On paying single supplement, you will get a single room in Kathmandu but sometimes it is feasible only up to Namche Bazaar. Above Namche Bazaar single accommodation is not always feasible.
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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.