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Island Peak climbing

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Island Peak is 6187 meters high and one of the most popular and demanding trekking peaks in Nepal is Island Peak Climbing. It is located at Khumbu valley for climbing on the Himalayas. Island Peak also Known as Imja Tse. This Imja Tse peak was named Island peak in 1951 by Eric Shipton's party since it appears
as an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. The peak was later renamed in 1983 to Imja Tse but Island peak remains the popular choice. The peak is actually an extension of the ridge coming down off the south end of Lhotse Shar.Island Peak was first climbed in 1956 by a Swiss team as a training exercise in preparation for Mount Everest and Lhotse. One has the option of starting from a base camp at 5,087 meters (16,690 ft) called Pareshaya Gyab and starting the climb between 2 and 3 am. Another popular option is to ascend to High Camp at around 5,600 meters to reduce the amount of effort and time needed for summit day.
 
 
Island peak derives its name so, as the mountain looks like a sea of ice from along with one of the most enjoyable climbing experience, scaling of the Imja Tse or Island peak gets rewarded by some of the most spectacular scenery of the Himalayas in the Everest region. The best time for Island peak climbing
is beginning of March to end of May and beginning of September to end of December. You can choose the details of itineraries for Island peak climbing as per your desire and holidays.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Summit to Island peak at elevation of 6,187 meters.
  • Remarkable views of the Khumbu Icefall.
  • Inspiring walk through Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Visit an ancient Buddhist Monastery.
  • Experience culture & lifestyle of Sherpa people.
  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla.
  • Visit UNESCO world heritage site in Kathmandu valley

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu Sight seeing Tour.
  • Day 3 : Flight to Lukla (2850 m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m), 30 minute flight and 3/4 hours trek.
  • Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 m), 5.30 hrs.
  • Day 5 : Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day.
  • Day 6 : Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 m),5 hrs.
  • Day 7 : Trek to Pheriche (4200 m) 5.30 hrs.
  • Day 8 : Rest and Acclimatizion day at Pheriche.
  • Day 9 : Trek to Loubuche (4910 m) 5 hrs.
  • Day 10 : Trek to Gorak shep (5180 m) then hike up to Kalapattar (5555 m) back to Gorak shep. 7 hrs.
  • Day 11 : Trek to Everest Base camp (5365 m) then back to Lobuche (4910 m), 7 hrs.
  • Day 12 : Trek to Chukkung (4710 m), 6 hrs.
  • Day 13 : Trek to Island peak base camp (5240 m) 4hrs.
  • Day 14 : Summit to island peak (6187 m) and return to Chhukung (4750 m).
  • Day 15 : Reserve Day for contingency.
  • Day 16 : Trek to Tengboche (3860 m). 6 hrs.
  • Day 17 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 m) via Khumjung (2780 m), 5 hrs.
  • Day 18 : Trek to Lukla (2804 m) 5 hrs.
  • Day 19 : Morning flight to Kathmandu.
  • Day 20 : Leisure day in Kathmandu.
  • Day 21 : Transfer to Airport for your Final Departure.

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.

Arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuwan airport (1,300m),  Where Our Himalayan Excursion Nepal's representative meets you,transfer you to hotel near by Thamel. We will explain about your program in evening time. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1,300m
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 : Kathmandu Sight seeing Tour.

After morning breakfast you will meet with trekking and tour guide, then you will have sightseeing  of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including: Kathmandu durbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath stupa and Pashupatinath Temple with our Professional tour guide. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 : Flight to Lukla (2850 m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m), 30 minute flight and 3/4 hours trek.

Transfer to airport at early in the morning for Lukla flight. Flight for Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. The airfield is at high elevation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 460 meters. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 2850m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 m), 5.30 hrs.

Today, we follow the Dudh Kosi, ascending through Himalayan pine and Doedar cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar. Namche bazaar is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dreied meat and textiles. Besides being a superb place to shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu, attracting Himalayan and lowland merchats. We will spend two days in Namche for acclimatization, visit local markets and spend time with your team. On the hike we capture our first glimpses of Everest and neighboring peaks. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 3441m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day.

This day is reserved for acclimatization and a very slow ascent into thin Air. After breakfast we will start the ascent towards Khumjung. The trail ascends above Namche Bazar and passes through Syangboche (3,720m) where the local airport is located. From a hill top above the airport, you will get your first views of Taboche Peak, Lhotse peak, and Ama Dablam. On arrival at Khumjung(3,780m), you could visit the Hilary school before stopping for lunch at one of the tea houses. After lunch we will continue ascending the foot path to Khunde (3840 m), here you could visit the local hospital before the 2 hours ascent back to Namche Bazar.  Namche Bazar is Known as the gateway of the Everest region, visit the local museum where you can see the traditional custom of the Sherpa peoples. We will spend a second night in Namche. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 m),5 hrs.

The flat and easy trail leads towards the view of Mt. Everest, then descends deep into the Dudh Koshi valley at Pungki Thanka, from here it ascends the right flank of the Dudh Koshi valley to Tengboche Monastery (3,860m). It is the spritual center of the Khumbu. We can see  Mt. Everest, Amadablam and its surrounding from khumbu.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5
  • Max. Altitude: 3860m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Trek to Pheriche (4200 m) 5.30 hrs.

Today, We descend for about half an hour through a forest before crossing a river. Next, We trek uphill and notice that as we climb higher, the landscape becomes drier. We walk past a traditional Sherpa village of Pangboche before reaching Pheriche, a beautiful village located on a riverside which is Pheriche.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5.5
  • Max. Altitude: 4200m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Rest and Acclimatizion day at Pheriche.

Today we will explore around Pheriche.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 : Trek to Loubuche (4910 m) 5 hrs.

Today, After breakfast, we start with an easy walk towards Dugla. Next, we trek up the steep terminal of the Khumbu Glacier, and then pass through the boulder-strewn slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara where we find an array of stones with prayer flags. The trail continues to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and we find ourselves facing several great peaks-Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur himal.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5
  • Max. Altitude: 4910m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Trek to Gorak shep (5180 m) then hike up to Kalapattar (5555 m) back to Gorak shep. 7 hrs.

We pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, We see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surrounding. Nuptse, Khumbuste and pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. We get back to Gorak Shep for a ovenight rest.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 7
  • Max. Altitude: 5180m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Trek to Everest Base camp (5365 m) then back to Lobuche (4910 m), 7 hrs.

Today, We will trek to Everest Base Camp and take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain view and then return back to Lobuche.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 7
  • Max. Altitude: 5365m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 : Trek to Chukkung (4710 m), 6 hrs.

Today we trek via Khumbu Glacier to Kongma La Base Camp. The ascent to Kongma la pass is the most difficult part of our trek. We descend gradually to Imja Khola valley, followed by another descent to Chukkung.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 6
  • Max. Altitude: 4710m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 : Trek to Island peak base camp (5240 m) 4hrs.

Today, our guide will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness etc.
  • Accomodation: Tented Camp
  • Hours: 4
  • Max. Altitude: 5240m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14 : Summit to island peak (6187 m) and return to Chhukung (4750 m).

Today, We wake up early around 12 to 1 am and have our breakfast and start climbing. It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the highlands might become a barrier for a successful summit.
  • Accomodation: Tented Camp
  • Max. Altitude: 6187m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15 : Reserve Day for contingency.

Today is reserve day for contingency.
  • Accomodation: Tented Camp
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16 : Trek to Tengboche (3860 m). 6 hrs.

Today, we will trek to Tengboche.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 6
  • Max. Altitude: 3860m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 m) via Khumjung (2780 m), 5 hrs.

Today, we will trek to Namche Bazaar.
 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5
  • Max. Altitude: 3441m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 18 : Trek to Lukla (2804 m) 5 hrs.

Today, trek back to Lukla.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5
  • Max. Altitude: 2804m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 19 : Morning flight to Kathmandu.

Today, we will fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel, full day rest.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 20 : Leisure day in Kathmandu.

Today, you can do shopping for your family, relative and friends.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 21 : Transfer to Airport for your Final Departure.

Today, Our company representative will meet you and transfer to airport for final departure.
 
 The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Customize My Trip

What's included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accomodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu on BB Basis.
  • Full day Kathmandu sightseeing tour by private tourist vehicle.
  • Professional english speaking tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeeing.
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) during the trek and camping.
  • Best available lodge/Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • License holder english speaking trekking guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, Equipment, Medicine & Insurance for all staff
  • Necessary entry permit fees & traveler TIMS card.
  • Climbing equipment (Camping tent, Climbing rope, Ice Screw, Ice hammer, snow bar and Kitchen equipment).
  • Himalayan Excursion Nepal sleeping bag & duffel bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary pick up drop by toursit vehicle
  • All government & local taxes

What's not included

  • International airfare & necessary airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fees at present USD 25 for 15 days, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for three month. (bring accurate USD cash & two pp size photo).
  • Lunch & dinner in kathmandu & pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early from mountain or late departure.
  • Temple & monastries entry fees in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue & evacuation.
  • All personal & bar expenses in Kathmandu & during the trek.
  • Tips for trekking staff, Guide, Porter & driver (tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc) and Any other expenses which are not mentioned above.
Island peak climbing is suitable for those person who is physically fit, no previous experience is required. To condition yourself for the trek, some physical fitness programs such as walking, running, swimming and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. To prepare for this trek you should begin training at least four to five months before your trip.Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering any trek.
Yes, our company representative will be there to greet you. He will be displaying Himalayan  Excursion Nepal sign board outside the airport terminal. You will be transferred to your hotel by our private vehicle.
 
Best season for trekking is usally March-April and October-November.
Weather in the mountains is very difficult to predict.At night it is generally cold and the days are generally warm.The temperature could be as high as 25 degree celsius to -20 degree celsius low.
During trek guesthouse does not facilitate with heater or air conditioner,But they have facility of hitting the dinning area by providing kerosene or metal heater. USD 2 to USD 5 per person would be applicable to use this service and this is payable directly to the guesthouse. 
Depending on nature of travel we provide different vehicle service.we provide tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and airport pickups-drops. We book flight ticket through Tara Air, Goma Air and Nepal Airlines air for the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa.
There are landline telephone in some village along the trekking routes from which you can contact with your family and friends. some place there is also internet access which you can use by paying some charges.Also you can buy sim card for your cell phone by giving your xerox copy of your passport and PP size photo.
In the cities, off course yes but once you are outside of the cities, all you have to pay in cash. Also you have exchange the currency in Nepali rupees before you go outside the cities.
Generally, in kathmandu you can allocate USD 15-20 for lunch and dinner.During trekking USD 10 to 15 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water,chocolates,biscuits,pay for the hot shower and a few drinks.
Yes, charging facilities will be available in every guesthouse & lodges but sometime there maybe load shedding problem so its better to bring power bank or spare batteries.
There are many restaurant available in Kathmandu city where you can find any delight of your choice. But in trekking route most teahouses.On the menu you may find noodles soup,steam mo:mo,daal bhat, green salad, finger chips,eggs,potatoes, fresh vegetables. You can get tea,coffee,hot lemon,hot chocolate. Every day breakfast, lunch , dinner will be at a lodge.
Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides,porters,accomodation and food.Please consult with your guide and he will update our office in Kathmandu and we can make the arrangments accordingly.

If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible where as if you were in group then this group the option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with your group and guide and your guide will update us accordingly.
 
 
Lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals so there is no problem at all for vegetarian. Also we always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning. Non-veg meals at the high altitude is not safe for the stomach.
Hot water in bucket will be provided for shower and you have to pay for hot water.
Yes, they have received training from NATHM (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management).They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).
Actually tipping is not compulsory, but small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters.The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvment with your guide.
Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip.Click here
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Trip Code: HEN/PAE-01
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