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Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing

Trip Grade

Strenuous

Max Elevation

6189 meters

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Best Time

February, March, May, June, September, October, November

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Total Duration

19 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Beautiful Peak Climbing Expedition
  • Suitable for first time climbers as well
  • Chance to do EBC and Kongma La Pass in one trip
  • Chhukung Ri’s spectacular mountain views
  • Less risky mountain with less crevasses

Island Peak Climbing is probably the most beautiful and popular peak for the climbing. The magnificent geographical landscape en-route to the peak will dazzle all the trekkers or climbers. Nepal Hiking Himalaya presents this magnificent climbing package on Island peak at Everest region of Nepal in best possible manner. Island Peak Climbing merely doesn’t confine itself in just semi mountaineering. Moreover, the climbing journey will take you to the Everest Base Camp Trekking route as well. Witnessing the enthralling sunrise from Kalapathhar and touching the world’s tallest Mountain Mt. Everest foothill; the journey to the summit of Island Peak takes place. Once you have savored the delights of the beautiful Khumbu region’s panoramic mountains the trek moves to Chhukung for the preparation of climbing the Island Peak. The summit of the Island Peak presents you the breathtaking views of the Khumbu area. Among 33 permitted trekking peaks of Nepal this particular mountain stands tall at height of 6189 meters above sea level. The scenes that you see from Island Peak is of Lhotse, Lhotse Shar Glacier or simply called as Cho Polu, Nuptse and other Himalayan mountain series of Everest region. There is no particular season for climbing the Island peak. Therefore, it is very popular among climbers and trekkers. The peak ascends from the Cho Polu up to the frozen West Face. Most of the trekkers or climbers have chosen the Everest Base Camp Trekking along with the Island Peak for the climbing purpose. Upon doing this one trip journey can give you insights of other major attractions of the Everest Region which will prompt you get back every penny spent on it. Nepal Hiking Himalaya possesses the expert team of Sherpa and highly skillful mountain people. We have always believed that the peak climbing should be fun but equally should be safe. Therefore, book Island Peak Climbing with us for safety and wilderness adventure.

Day 01: Arrival in Nepalese International Airport and move to hotel. Outside the airport terminal, the our representative will be waiting you to take you to the hotel in Kathmandu in around 20 minutes but make sure that you have checked your name at play card and transfer to the hotel.


Day 02: Fly Lukla (2840m.) and to Phakding (approximately 4 hours walk). Flying from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m.), in the morning a breathtaking flight can be experienced as we fly corresponding to the huge Himalayan adjoining Nepal as well as China. Landing after 40 minutes, our representative will carry our belongings during the trek. The trek of Island Peak Climbing begins with a walking downward towards the Dudh Koshi River, where we link the main route to Namche Bazaar. After passing all the way through the small community of Ghat (2550m.), we soon arrive at our cottage at Phakding.


Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m approx 7hrs walk). It is a long day trip; we walk slowly following the route to Everest Base Camp. We begin from Phakding and cross the river to march through region of blue pine and rhododendron forest which is extremely magnificent during the spring, when the flowers blossom. We cross the Dudh Koshi at Benkar and take pleasure in sights of the snow-crowned peaks of Kusum Kanguru (6369m.) and Thamserku (6623m.). The walking gets a slightly hard-hitting and includes a sheer way up to Namche. The hike persists on up on generally plane ground, on the right, to the merge the river Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi Rivers. After crossing a huge and firm suspension bridge, above the river we leave up to the village of Namche. We can get the most incredible symbolic opportunities as the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Taweche is visible. At Namche, we stay in a hotel in the heart of the village. One can get an awesome sight at the beautiful scenery and there is plenty of time to visit the shops for Tibetan work of art or rest.


Day 04: From Namche Bazaar to Khumjung. For the proper adjustment to visit the high altitude, we will stay at Namche for a second night which will also let you for the full study of the area. Affluent village, Namche is located in a large, secured hollow. From the national park headquarters above the village one can also get the prospect to glimpse both the sunrise and sunset view. The landscape can be eye-catching with a terrific view of the Khumbu Mountain, as well as huge panorama of Everest. After taking breakfast, there are a lot of choices, including maybe a walk towards Thami (3810m.), up the stunning and commonly flat Bhote Khola River Valley which has a sequence of grand peaks, over 6,000 meters just to the west. On the other hand, you can go for visiting the national park headquarters to observe the fascinating culture and way of life of Sherpa. Also, one can opt for climbing out of the village around and above Syangboche where attractive views thrive. The route then leads to the Everest View Hotel, remarkable for its point of view which includes beautiful Ama Dablam and mighty Everest, outstandingly ranking primarily at the head of the Dudh Koshi Valley. On a small edge distinguished distant below the summit of Everest we can mark the monastery at Tengboche. After some refreshments at the hotel we move down to the identical villages of Kunde and Khumjung.


Day 05: From Khumjung to Tengboche. We move down through the community from Khumjung and may be take some pause for a coffee and cake at the local bakery before moving toward the main track to Everest at Shanasa. Usually, seen on the high ground above the path, we can glance for Danphe Pheasant and Himalayan Thar. We keep on moving to Trashinga and then go down precipitously to cross the Dudh Koshi at Phunkitenga (3250m.), where we take lunch. In the daylight, it is a extensive and vertical climb through pine, fir, black juniper and rhododendron forest towards Tengboche Monastery. Moreover, we can experience great views of the peaks Kantega, Ama Dablam and of course Mount Everest. So, we stay here for a night.


Day 06: From Tengboche to Pheriche or Dingboche (4250m approx 5 hrs walk). When the sunrise we visit the monastery before sliding down through forest of birch, juniper, fir and rhododendron to the nunnery at Debouche. The marching at the moment involves only sound climbs, but due to the high altitude we need to speed ourselves gradually all the way during the day. After crossing the Imja Khola, the trail heads to the village of Pangboche, where you can have our lunch with the seen of the beautiful peak of Ama Dablam. In the day time our route is to climb throughout unwrapped alpine hillsides before another time we cross the Imja Khola and reach to our cottage, in settlement of Dingboche.


Day 07: Rest day at Pheriche or Dingboche hike to Nangkar Tshang (5616m.) . views of Makalu, Kemchangubjha, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Ama Dublam, Thamserku) approximately 4 hours walk After having a rest day for getting used to with the environment, we ascend to high peak walking around the beautiful Imja Khola Valley. Dingboche is situated in a hodgepodge of small ground surrounded by stone walls shielding crops of barley and potatoes. A climb of the knoll at the back of our lodge embraces great scenes of the fifth highest mountain in the world, Makalu (8481m.), which is not observable from the valley stand. You can also speed up the valley towards Chhukung which seems to be sensible. It encompasses massive south face of tantalizing Lhotse to the north and Island Peak in the heart of the valley and the ice-walls of anonymous peaks those lines up the southern end of the valley structure an eloquently stunning sight.


Day 08: Pheriche to Lobuche (4,920m.) (4-5 hrs). We climb up a small edge and line around the base of Khumbu Glacier and discontinue for lunch at Dhugla (4,600m.). After lunch, we take a vertical way up to the glacier from where the views are spectacular. Pumori (7145m.), Lingtren (6697m.), Khumbutse (6623m.), and across the boundary in Tibet, Changtse (7550m.) are seen at the skull of the valley, at the same time Everest mountain is hidden at the back of the towering walls of Lhotse and Nuptse. We continue on moving again beside the moraine and overnight at the foot off the Lobuche Ice Fall (4,930m.). We stay overnight in the camp or lodge.


Day 09: From Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m approx 3 hrs walk) and rest After we have our breakfast we catch the trail of the wide valley which is parallel to Khumbu Glacier. The trail leads to Gorakshep (5160m.) through the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier. Then, we head out climbing to Kala Patthar (5545m.) to experience the amazing sunset view. We can observe Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam, Taweche, Kantega and Mount Everest.


Day 10: Hike up to Kalapatthar / Everest Base Camp and go back over to Lobuche (4,920m.) (8 hours). Walking up to Kala Pattar, we will have a steep climb which enables us to get continuous views of Everest Peak. We can see the mountains of Pumori (7,145m.), Lingtren (6,697m.) and Khumbutse (6,623m.) which divides us from Tibet and just over the Lho La pass we can notice the huge face of Changtse (7,750m.). We then head back to Lobuche.


Day 11: Trek to Chhukung (4730m / 7 hours). From Lobuche, we then walk towards the Chhukung Valley which is located unswervingly beneath an incredible rock wall that links Nuptse with Lhotse. From here, you will also have glorious views of Amadablam (6856 m.), almost certainly, the most photographed mountain in Nepal.


Day 12: Island Peak Base Camp (4 hours). We then walk along the Imja Khola to Pareshaya Gyab, pleasurable spot by a tiny lake with tantalizing views of the Lhotse Glacier and Lhotse -Nuptse wall. Once camp has been set you will be liberated to get your climbing stuff in order and get prepared for your ascent of the peak tomorrow.


Day 13: Summit Island Peak (6160m.) and Return to Base Camp. We will begin climbing early to reach the summit and the going gets complicated once you arrive at the bottom of the sharp icefall beneath the peak. The great concern must be applied while scaling the wall to come out on the edge leading to the summit. After reaching the summit, you will come down to the Base Camp.


Day 14: Return to Chhukung (4730m.). The weather is erratic. So, if all is fine, we return back to Chhukung. If not, we will have to put in one additional day to go on.


Day 15: Trek to Namche (3,440m.) (4 hrs). The track will go down quite steeply as we move back down to Namche. To get the camp overnight stop, there will be a steep go up.


Day 16: Trek Namche to Phakding (2,610m.). (3-4 hours). Trekking down along the gorge of the Dudh Koshi to the small village of Phakding we have an overnight camp or lodge.


Day 17: Phakding to Lukla (2,840m.) (3 hrs). We take lunch in Phakding and the final way up to Lukla is a surprise for the trekkers. We get to the airport in afternoon. Lukla is well-known for its ending of trek revels. As the plane ride back to Kathmandu, it may not be best enjoyed with a hangover!


Day 18: Flight: Lukla (2,840m.) – Kathmandu (1,310m.). We wake up early in the morning; get ready for the arrival of our airplane for the traveling back Kathmandu. On entry in Kathmandu we move back to our hotel.


Day 19: In Kathmandu. Free day to explore, and enjoy Kathmandu staying overnight in hotel

Nepal is also known as Himalayan Empire for having the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest. Biodiversity varies through steamy to sub-steamy to alpine plant life and animals within just little north south axis. Only handful of countries on the globe could have a real huge selection associated with natural beauty loaded in a modest place. Also, Nepal has got remarkable differences in climate from high peak valleys to tropical plain vegetation. Equipments: You need to get ready with the regular clothing as Nepal has got difference in climate. If you are walking above 3000m you require warm clothing. Clothing list 1. Woolen hat and sunhat for head 2. T-shirts and long-sleeved shirt to save from harm from Sunburn; Short Pants; Track-suit and Trousers (both heavy and light weight for and wind and water proof too) 3. Thermal underwear: of use for cold and as night dress for sleeping. 4. Warm jacket especially required to trek above 3000m 5. Gloves: 6. Water proof and wind proof rain coat or Poncho. 7. Foot wear: A pair of easy hiking boots or a pair of light sports shoe or a pair of slippers or sandals. 8. Few pairs of cotton thick /light shock. 9. A small backpack to carry personal and important items like- camera, money, Water bottle, towel, soap or toilet items, Insect Repellent, Sunscreen etc. 10. Sleeping Bag 11. Walking stick. Health requirements Vaccination necessities are subject to vary and should be set before departure. You may call for extra inoculations so please get in touch with your GP or a travel medical centre for further detail. Please talk to your doctor for new information and recommendation for vaccinations, anti-malarial and any sensibly predictable disease while coming to Asia. Moreover, a dental check-up earlier than traveling is necessary. Know your blood group. And if you got any pre-existing health conditions which may affect you while travelling, let us know at the time of teh booking. Better if you carry small kit with Band aids/bandages, upset stomach remedy, laxatives, sterile dressings, anti-diarrhea remedy, rehydration remedy, Panadol/Aspirin, antiseptic cream/powder and more. Currency Rupee is the official currency in Nepal. The most normally use sign for Rupee is Rs or NPR. There is no limit on the sum of foreign money or travelers’ checks brought in Nepal. Nepal Rastra Bank set the exchange rate and there are a lot of money change counters and number of banks where you can exchange your money. Also, the hotels do exchange the money still they have lower rate. Moreover, there are a choice of ATM Machines in the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara and more where you can easily get cash (NPR) on both MasterCard’s or Visa 24 hours a day. Accommodations Nepal offers a lot of options for appropriate type of accommodation including clean, easy and of a very high standard. Lodging for Nepal trips includes good standard tourist class hotels to Guest Houses or lodges or even camps. Visa Requirements You can take up processed tourist visa from any Nepalese Embassy or get visa on arrival in Nepal. Once the visa is received, it will not be modified, revalidated and visa sum will not be given back. Personal checks and credit cards will not be accepted for visa fees so you need to have USD Cash. For safe and sound Travel 1. Do not carry needless valuables with you. 2. Do not leave any important things in hotel room in Asia. Items will be left at the individual’s risk. 3. A money belt, or somewhat similar, worn near to your body is the top way to hold passports, money, airline tickets and other valuables. 4. Pickpockets can be found everywhere, mainly in tourist areas and in swarming markets; you have to always be careful. 5. Be alert that everything left around will also be likely to theft.

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