Island Peak Climbing
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Itinerary (16 days)
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- Itinerary (16 days)
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ChallengingObviously we hope to fulfill our objectives but realistically we can only guarantee start and finish times with these treks. The treks are limited to those with an excellent level of personal experience and fitness and a sense of humor, with high tolerance levels. During the trek you may have to cross snow-covered passes in very remote areas and/or climb up to 6,000m in altitude. All our peak climbing and expeditions fall under this section.
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- Trip Route:
- Kathmandu- Lukla-Phakding-Namche Bazaar-Tengboche-Dingboche-Chhukung-Island Peak base camp-Island Peak summit-Pangboche
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- all times
Island Peak Climbing Rooted in the Everest region of the Himalayan trail, Island Peak Climbing is one of the famous peak climbing destinations. Mesmerizing panoramic views of Himalayas lined up to form a bewitching alignment are the obvious highlights of the climbing journey along with the revered hospitality of the mountain-guardians, the Sherpas. The Tibetan-Buddhist monasteries at Tengboche and Pangboche further add the religious touch to the journey. Summing all the qualities of the Everest realm of mystical Nepal, the Island Peak Climbing is a must for each mountain lover and traveller alike.
Our journey starts with your arrival at Kathmandu. After a day’s preparation for the trip, we take a flight to the beautiful Lukla in the Solukhumbu District. Observing the amazing town, we trek to Phakding and then to Namche Bazaar. We stay at Namche for acclimatization and we experience the warm hospitality of the locals and observe the unique culture, tradition, and lifestyle that this place has to offer. We head towards Tengboche from Namche Bazaar with amazing views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Lhotse (8414m), Mt. Nuptse (7861m), and many more. From there, we head towards Dingboche as we observe beautiful Gumbas and Mani walls on our way. From there we move towards Chhukung and finally to the Island Peak Base Camp. Our guides will give detail guidelines to climb the peak and also give small climbing training. We start our climb very early climbing the rocky trail and steep narrow paths. The feeling of stepping at the top of the peak and witnessing the most amazing panoramic view of the majestic mountains is an unforgettable experience. After spending a few moments at the summit, we head back to the base camp. We head back the same trail to Pangboche, return to Namche Bazaar, and then to Lukla to take a flight back to Kathmandu.
At Himalayan Recreation, we have many years of experience of serving our customers with the best service possible. Our experienced staffs and guides will help you throughout the journey. We assure you to provide the best transportation, accommodation, and other necessary facilities. Come to join us for this exciting journey to the Island Peak Climbing and get the best experience.
ITINERARY Expand All Download PDF Brochure
Our staff from Himalayan Recreation will be waiting to receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. After your arrival, you will get a brief experience of the commercialized capital city on the way to the hotel. You can relax for the rest of the day or take a stroll around the vibrant streets of Thamel in the evening. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
We prepare for our journey as our guides will give a detail explanation of the requirement and gears. The rest of the day we explore the various tourist attractions in the valley. We visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square for the tour around the valley. After a fulfilling day touring beautiful places in Kathmandu, we head back to our hotel and rest. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
The next day, we take a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Lukla is a small town located in the Khumbu region of the Solukhumbu District. From Lukla, we trek for approximately 4 hours to reach Phakding. The view of the peaks in the Everest vistas will make the journey more wonderful. We pass through Chauri Kharka Village and walk along the banks of Dudh Koshi River until we reach Phakding. Overnight stay at Phakding.
Next morning, we trek from Phakding passing through a beautiful pine forest rich with a wide range of birds. As we walk, we will reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park and reach Jorsalle. We pass through small Gumbas and Mani walls on the way as we move uphill towards Namche. We reach Namche Bazaar which is a big Sherpa Village and a market town for the residents of this region. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
As the air is thinner, we stay at Namche for a day for acclimatization. We explore the beautiful village of Namche, interact with the local Sherpa people there and learn about their unique culture and tradition. Namche is a shopping hub where equipment and gears for mountaineering and trekking can be widely found. You can also opt for a short hike to the Everest viewpoint from where the mesmerizing view of the majestic Mt. Everest (8848m) can be seen. You can also pay a visit to a small Sherpa Museum at Namche Bazaar to learn about the great mountains and mountaineers. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
This day, we head towards Tengboche from Namche Bazaar. We pass through a forest and walk on stone-paved trails with some steep slopes. Tengboche is a beautiful village famous for the view of Mt. Amadablam. There is the largest Monastery of this region- the Tengboche Monastery that we can visit. A lot of trekkers and mountaineers who go for the Everest Base Camp also stop at this place for rest. Overnight stay at Tengboche.
After breakfast, we move towards Dingboche walking through the dense Rhododendron Forest, the thought of the journey ahead will fill our hearts with excitement. We cross the Imja River through a wooden bridge and after a few hours of walk, we reach the Pangboche Village. Home to Pangboche monastery, we can the area and experience the Buddhist culture and lifestyle. Overnight stay at Dingboche.
We take a day’s rest for acclimatization at Dingboche. We can explore the nearby valleys of Chhukung and Imja. The Imja valley is famous as it links the Island Peak, the high passes of Amphu Lapcha (5663m) and Makalu Barun National Park. We can visit the nearby valleys and experience amazing view of the Island Peak, standing tall and majestic. We stay overnight at Dingboche.
We move from Dingboche after breakfast and head towards Chhukung. The amazing view of the mountain range on our way will melt our hearts as we move ahead of the trail. After 6-7 hours of trek, we reach a small settlement of Chhukung. We can rest and prepare for heading to the base camp the next day. Overnight stay at Chhukung.
We trek to our way to the Island Basecamp. We reach the base camp near the south slope of the Island peak. At the base camp, our guides will give a detail about the climb. A small session on using the gears will be demonstrated. We fix our camps and rest at the base camp. Overnight stay at Island Peak Base Camp.
We start our climb before the dawn walking up the rocky trail. As we move ahead, the climb becomes steeper and tougher. Passing through the icy glacier and crossing many crevasses, we climb to the summit of the Island Peak. The picturesque panoramic view of the mountains and small beautiful villages below will be an experience of a lifetime. The Everest Mountains like Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m), Amphu Lapcha (5663m), and many more. After spending some amazing moments at the summit, we descend towards the base camp. Overnight stay at Island Peak Base Camp.
We head back from the Island Base Camp towards Chhukung. Walking the rocky trail with beautiful views of the mountains and small villages we reach Dingboche. The trail is rocky as we head towards Pangboche from Dingboche. We reach the small Sherpa village of Pangboche and spend the rest of the day interacting with the local people and enjoying their display of unique culture. Overnight stay at Pangboche.
On this day, from Pangboche, we trek along the Rhododendron forest and head towards Tengboche. Experiencing the great hospitality of the local residents at Tengboche again we descend towards Namche Bazaar. We stay and explore Namche Bazaar and you can also buy some locally made things as souvenirs from here. We enjoy delicious Nepali food at Namche. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
From Namche Bazaar, we move ahead passing the Hillary Suspension Bridge walking on the stone trails. We pass through beautiful villages as we arrive at Lukla. We reflect upon the memories of the journey to the summit, beautiful villages, and experience of the unique culture and tradition while doing so. The day, being our last stay in the Himalayan region of the country can be spent celebrating the success of our journey. Overnight stay at Lukla.
The next day, we move to Tenzing Hillary Airport to take a flight back to Kathmandu. We enjoy the beautiful mountain views as we fly to Kathmandu. Our staff will be there to receive us at the airport and transfer us to the hotel. We can enjoy the rest of the day relaxing and in the evening enjoy the special farewell dinner. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Our 16 days trip comes to an end as we take you to the airport. We hope that your experience has been adventurous and thrilling you have made some amazing memories. With best wishes for your future endeavours, we bid you goodbye and hope to see you again.
WHAT'S INCLUDEDExpand All
Food from the menu (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu (Round way flights)
All the private transport for sightseeing and Pick up drop off
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 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 Recreation’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)
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
Tips for guides and porters
Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section
TRAVEL INSURANCEProof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers trekking as an activity up to 6000m. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking. We have some suggestions on finding an insurance company on our Terms of Service Page
EXTRA COSTS AND EXCLUSIONSOur trekking packages are pretty much all inclusive when you arrive in Nepal. Here are additional expenses that you can plan on while trekking:
- For visas please click here.
- Sleeping Bag Rental $20 and Down Jacket $15 if needed.
- All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu.
- We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek – Plan on around 10% of the cost of your trek.
- We don’t include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
- The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few of the tea houses for between $4 and $6. Charging electronic devices is possible in the tea houses and charging costs between $1 and $3 an hour.
- Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($40/night) and meals in Kathmandu or Lukla for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.
SOLO TRAVELERSWe generally don’t charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request.
CANCELLATION POLICIESWe understand things happen and plans change and will refund your deposit minus a $150 cancellation fee. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.
EQUIPEMENTThe following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost. HEAD
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Head torch
- Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
- Fleece jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Down jacket
- Lightweight cotton pants (long)
- Waterproof Pants
- Thin inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Comfortable Hiking boots
- Sleeping bag rated to – 20°C
- Trekking bags/duffel bag
- Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
- Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
- Water bottle or camel bag
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At Himalayan Recreation, we believe in offering amazing trek experience with great service. Our friendly and helpful staff will be always ready to help you throughout the journey with transportation, accommodation and necessary climbing facilities. We assure you that this Yala Peak Climbing 14 day trip will be one of the best experiences of your life.
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Pisang Peak Climbing by Himalayan Recreation is the best trek possible in a manner that provides you with excellent transport and accommodation services along with a great team of professional staff and guides. We assure you of an amazing and unique trekking experience.
With a unique identity of its own, Island Peak (6189m) – also known as Imja Tse, the Island Peak Climbing Expedition takes you into the lifestyle of the proud Sherpas. The Island peak is surrounded by Lhotse Glaciers and stands tall away from the massive range of the esteemed Everest Himalayas. Obvious Himalayan panorama along with affluent bio-diversity, the Island peak climbing journey also boasts the trips to Kalapatthar and Everest Base camp. Not just a journey to the peak of Island Peak, this well-rounded voyage explores the whole of Khumbu region.
Island peak climbing with Everest Base camp trek begins from Lukla, accessible via a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu. You’ll move forward through Phakding and then towards the beautiful Namche Bazaar, which is known as the gateway to Mt. Everest. There, you’ll get to know more about Sherpa culture. Moving on, you’ll walk through Tengboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. From there, you’ll visit Everest Base Camp. You’ll also be able to see Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7165m), and Khumbutse (6665m) along the way. Both Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp offer scintillating mountain views in the Everest region. You’ll then trek towards Lobuche, Kongma La and then to Chhukung. From Chhukung, you’ll trek towards the base camp for Island Peak. From the base camp, it’ll take you about 10 -12 hours to reach the top and come back to the base camp. Eventually retracing our steps, we head back to Lukla and end the trip at Kathmandu. This trek also gives the pleasure of experiencing the wildlife, lush vegetation and unique culture and tradition of the mid-hill region. The best and most suitable time of the year for Island Peak Climbing is either March to early June or September to November.
For Island Peak Climbing with Everest base camp trek, Himalayan Recreation is undoubtedly the best choice. Not just proper transportation and accommodation, we assure you to be provided with trained professionals who will make this trip one of the best you’ve ever had. With us, you’re guaranteed to have an amazing trekking experience.