Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing

Activities:
Trekking and Peak Climbing
Duration
22 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Very Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    6189 m
  • Group Size
    02 - 12 People
  • Best Time
    April - May and Sept - Nov 
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse/Camp

Trip Overview

A quest of every enthusiastic climbers who wouldn’t get enough of mountains and their wilderness with just a walk up to the Everest Base Camp! Get a real taste of mountains by Island peak climbing up a peak in Everest region which is popular amongst the trekkers as Island peak. Island Peak Climbing is an alluring peak that lies in between the peaks of Ama Dablam and Lhotse on the top of Chukung glacier. Lying in between the Chukung glacier, the peak rises tall in between like an island in between the sea therefore named as Island peak. Also known as Imja Tse, the peak was first climbed by a team of Eric Shipton in 1952 A.D.

Gokyo Lake – Everest Base Camp – Island peak climbing fulfils the dream of every climber who seek for adventure and thrill along with the trekking journey to the apex touching mountains. Talking about Island peak climbing, it is mostly not so technical and can be performed by anyone with basic snow climbing skill and high altitude endurance capacity. Island peak is highly glaciated in its west face and its summit offers the best views of mountains in Everest region like Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse and many more. The magnificence of wild and cold mountains that unfolds right before our eyes is a reward to all the struggles that we went through climbing up the ropes.

So, add a little more to your journey to Everest with a climb up to Island peak for the majestic view imaginable. Walking up to the Base Camp is a good experience but why not to experience the best with Everest Base Camp Trek and Island Peak climbing? Nepal Hiking Team encourages you to opt for the best.

If you have limited time, you may consider an alternative 19-days expedition without Gokyo Valley and Chola Pass.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 05: Namche Bazar and Everest View Hotel

Day 06: Namche to Dole (4200m/13776ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 07: Dole to Machhermo (4400m/14432ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4700m/15416ft) Duration: 4 hrs

Day 09: Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m/17880ft) Duration: 4 hrs

Day 10: Trek to Thangna (4700m/15416ft) Duration 2-3 hrs

Day 11: Cross Cho La pass (5420/1780ft) then trek to Dzongla (4830m/15842ft) Duration: 7 -8 hrs

Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Duration: 4 hrs

Day 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) & back to Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 8 hours

Day 14: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m/18187ft) - Gorekshep – Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) 7 hours

Day 15: Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp (5240m/17187ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 16: Island Peak Base Camp to summit Peak (6189m/20300ft) and back to Chhukung 10 – 11 hours

Day 17: Reserve day for contingency

Day 18: Trek to Namche (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 21: Leisure Day

Day 22: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Four nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Island peak climbing permit fee
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek and tented accommodation during the climbing
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • English speaking trekking guide and highly experienced (2-3 times Everest Submitter ) climbing guide for Island peak including their foods, accommodations, salary, insurance etc.
  • Require porters (two clients: 1 porter) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Nepal Hiking Team T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit
  • Boiled water will be provided during the climb
  • All require permits including TIMS, Sagarmatha NP, Island Peak climbing etc.
  • General climbing equipment such as rope, ice screw, snow bar etc
  • All taxes and service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Garbage deposit fee US$ 250.00 (Refundable)
  • Drink including - water, coke, fanta, alcoholic beverage, snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek except Lukla, Phakding and Namche
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.
Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.