Island Peak Climbing

Trip Introduction

Island Peak Climbing has emerged as a popular peak climbing expedition in the past few years, due to the exceptional beauty and the perfect mountain vista offered by this experience.  The amazing Himalayan journey is designed specifically for the energetic and the physically fit trekkers, with little or no experience of previous mountain climbing.

 

Island Peak (6189m) is one of the major climbing peaks in Everest, which consist of a highly glaciated West Face rising up from the Lhotse Glacier. The Island Peak Climbing is less technical than the other peaks and is hence not difficult for the physically fit beginner wishing to explore peak climbing for the first time.

 

Apart from the incredible experience of climbing a peak, the Island Peak climbing is also a wonderful opportunity to explore the mystique surrounding the Everest region of Nepal. The trail takes us to the heartland of the Khumbu region, where you can explore the Sherpa Culture, visit the Everest Base Camp (5357m) and scale the Kalapathar Peak for close up views of the mighty peaks like the Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu etc.

 

Come explore exquisite mountain scenery, the wilderness of flora and fauna, the rugged paths of Everest region, the chance to scale a peak, and the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life with Bomjan Treks and Expedition and maximize your chances of success.

Detail Itenerary

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  • Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

    Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our staff will welcome you and transfer to hotel. You will have dinner with our guides where you will introduce with each other and talk about the trip.

    Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 2: Preparation day or sightseeing around world heritage sites

    On second day after having your breakfast our guide will brief you about the Island peak climbing and the gears you need. In case if you miss out some gear you can buy or rent it. If you want then you can visit around the world heritage sites ( Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath) but you have to pay entry fees on your own.

    Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 03: Kathmandu- Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4 hrs

    Taking early morning flight to Lukla you will begin your Island peak climbing journey. After reaching Lukla you will start your trek to Phakding. You will walk through the stone-paved way where you will find chorten on your way. Phakding is a beautiful village which consists of many hotel and shops.

    Overnight at Lodge/ Hotel

  • Day 04: Phakding- Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs

    After having breakfast you will start your trek walking through the bank of Dudhkhosi. On walking uphill and downhill you will reach Monjo. Monjo is an entrance gate to Sagarmatha National Park where your permits will be checked.Monjo is a sherpa village which offers you a beautiful landscape view. On your way to Namche you will cross suspension bridges and hike up observing the beautiful view. The walk for this day concludes reaching Namche Bazaar.  Namche Bazar, one of the beautiful villages in the Khumbu region offers you the attractive Mountain View.

    Overnight at Hotel / Lodge.

  • Day 05: Acclimatize day & Excursion

    The must needed acclimatization day in Namche even if you feel healthy and fit. You can hike up to Everest view point or simply have a complete rest day at your lodge. Magnificent panoramic view of Mountains like Amadablam, Thamserku, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and others can be seen from Everest view point.

    Acclimatization is done so that your body can adapt to new environment. Also it helps you to prevent from altitude sickness.

  • Day 06: Namche Bazaar - Tengboche (3870m) 5-6 hours

    You will start hiking after having breakfast. Walking through the dense rhododendron forest you will be both descending and ascending on your way to Tengboche.

    The trail follows beneath the splendid Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and many others. The destination for today ends reaching Tengboche. Tengboche can be less called Village as it is surrounded by the guest houses. Tengboche Monastery is one of the largest monasteries in Khumbu region and is a very important sacred place. Evening rituals are performed by the Monks in Tengboche Monastery. Everyone can take part in the prayer however you are not allowed to take photos and videos.

    Overnight at Hotel/ Lodge

  • Day 07: Tengboche- Dingboche (4360 m) 5-6 hrs

    Waking up with the beautiful sunrise view and having breakfast observing the stunning view from tengboche will boost your cimbing spirit even more. The trail for this day passes through coniferous forest to Deboche. Crossing the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola then climbing uphill till you reach the beautiful sherpa village, Pangboche where you will rest for your lunch. After that your journey continues to reach Dingboche. On your way you will be amazed as you will see the prayers flag dangled in the trails and colourful Mani stones imprinted with the buddhist mantras. On reaching Dingboche you will find it is bigger than Tengboche. Dingboche is a traditional sherpa village with a beautiful view from surrounding hills.

    Overnight at Hotel/ Lodge

  • Day 08: Dingboche- Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft), 5-6 hrs

    Your hike starts after having breakfast in Dingboche. You will feel the changes in your trail as you will encounter the grassland mountain ecosystem. From the top of Thokla you will see breathtaking scenery. You will also see the Chortens (Memorial stone) and prayer flags made in the memory of the deceased climbers. Finally reaching Lobuje, your guide will brief for your next day trek to Everest base camp.

  • Day 09: Lobuche- Gorekshep (5,160m/16,929ft) - Everest Base Camp Excursion (5,320m/17,450ft), 5-7 hrs

    After having breakfast you will trek ahead to reach Gorakshep. On reaching Gorak shep you will have lunch and will continue the trek to base camp where you will observe the elegant Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Icefall. Spending some time at Everest base camp you will descend to gorak shep at your lodge.

    Overnight at Lodge

  • Day 10: Gorak Shep - Kala Pattar - Pheriche(4270m) (7-8 hours)

    In the early morning you will hike up to Kala Patthar, to see the beautiful sunrise view. You will be amazed seeing the rays of sun touching the mountains of himalayas. The best panoramic view of the himalayas is observed from this view point. After filling your eyes, mind and heart with the splendid scenic view of himalaya you will descend back to Gorakh shep for your breakfast.

    The most notable ascent for the day is Pheriche Pass. Great views of rivers and Mountains can be seen on your way to Pheriche.

  • Day 11: Pheriche- Chhukung (4730 m)

    After having breakfast we will trek towards Chhukung. Chhukung is a small village at the base of Island Peak that serve to accommodate trekkers and climbers. You will rest at Chhukung to acclimate your body and prepare for the climbing. We will manage and gather all the necessary gear required for climbing at Chhukung.

     

  • Day 12: Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft), 5-6 hrs

    Taking breakfast at Chhukung with a beautiful surrounding surrounded by mountain will be very pleasant to start your day. We’ll bring all of our climbing gear. We will begin our trek towards Island peak, which will take around five hours to reach the base camp. We’ll need a lot of equipment to climb Island Peak, so carrying it all by ourselves will be difficult so we’ll hire a yak or a porter to transport those items up to basecamp.

    Today’s trial highlights include the Imja valley, glacier lake, and Island Peak. After arriving at the Island peak base camp we’ll take our equipment, set up our tent, and take rest. We’ll be spending the night in camp, so it’ll be a tough night.

    Overnight in Tent.

  • Day 13: Island peak base camp to Island High Camp (5,600m/18,372ft), 2-3 hrs

    After having breakfast we will move from Basecamp to Island peak high camp. Our climbing guide will instruct you to use the equipment as you will be using the ropes to ascend towards the high camp. On reaching High camp we will set up tent and will prepare for the summit next day. As you might get more excited for summit you must not forget to drink plenty of water and have proper sleep.

  • Day 14: Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft) & return back to Chhukung, 8-10 hours

    The most awaited day of the whole trek. You will have more motivation on this day as you will be ascending to the summit of Island peak. Today it will be quite challenging as you will your climb early morning. Before climbing our guide will check the weather and make the necessary decision. Making to the summit is not easy as you will have to go through rocky terrain, pass through vertical steep but you don’t have to worry as our experienced climbing guide will guide you throughout the summit.

    Finally on reaching the summit be proud of yourself that you made it. Enjoy the moment and don’t forget to capture it. After spending some time at the summit you will descend to high camp and to chhukung.  The day will be long and exhausted but at the end of the day you will feel that every second was worth it.

  • Day 15: Chhukung to Tengboche (3,867m/12684ft), 4-5 hrs

    After having breakfast you will descend towards Tengboche.

  • Day 16: Tengboche- Namche (3,440m/11,283ft), 4-5 hrs

    After taking breakfast you will enjoy walking towards the Namche.

  • Day 17: Namche to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 6-7 hrs

    This day might be a little long so it’s better to start your trek a little early. Walking down to Lukla you will remember your first day of the trek and find how much you have accomplished. Not only successfully summitted Island peak but also you returned safely. Though you will be walking the same path but you find the difference in the way you feel. You will start memorizing the whole trek on your way back as today it is the last walk of the trek. As to cherish your success you can sing, dance and have fun time with the guides and porters at Lukla in the evening.

  • Day 18: Lukla- Kathmandu

    Finally, the last day of the trek, your final breakfast of the trek at Khumbu region. Catching the early flight you will return to Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal. Upon your arrival at Kathmandu our guides will transfer you to a hotel from the domestic airport.

  • Day 19: Final Departure from Kathmandu

    Our guides will drop you at the airport according to your departure time.

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Included in the Cost

INCLUDED IN THE COST

  1. Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  2. Teahouse accommodation during the trek and tented accommodation during the climbing.
  3. All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climbing.
  4. Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax.
  5. English speaking trained and experienced trekking guide (leader), climbing guide (leader) and porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers).
  6. All necessary paper works, National park entry permits, climbing permits and TIMS permit.
  7. Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porters.
  8. Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  9. Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag – if Necessary.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST

  1. Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  2. Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  3. Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
  4. Your personal expenses and entrance fees while you do the tour in Kathmandu.
  5. All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  6. Sweet things like chocolate bars and hot shower during the trek.
  7. International airfare and airport departure tax.
  8. Tips for the guide and staffs.

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