Island Peak Climbing
Island Peak Climbing combine with Everest base camp trek is a challenging itinerary specially designed for adventure trekkers. The itinerary covers perhaps the most highlighted scenery of high passes of the Khumbu region. Kalapatthar known as mountain black stone is a little peak and famous hill station to observe Mount Everest and many other tallest mountains. Along the trek, you can see the tallest mountains, the high mountain villages, brilliant landscapes and some of the oldest Buddhist monasteries.
Furthermore it has great opportunity to experience the local sherpa hospitality. Furthermore cross Kongma La high Pass (5,535/18,099 ft) and than ascend to Island peak (6189m/ 20,238). Comparing kongmala pass trekking island peak is the most adventurous one but the summit offers an excellent view of almost the whole khumbu or saipal Himalayan range. Along the routes, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting. This trip can be done in anytime (except winter) through out the year.
Island Peak Climbing detail itinerary !
Our Everest base camp combine with Island peak crossing over kongmala pass has 16 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to summit. The particular route is designed for world explorer who wish to hike to the high passes mountain but are with restricted in time-wise than let us know your own travel itinerary. But for travelers who wish to this trekking and climbing with a more relaxed manner than try this itinerary however if this itinerary is not ft you than send us inquiry for tailor made itinerary.Day 01 Arrived at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu . Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m/9,437 ft), upon arrival at Lukla, we would be refreshed in one of the hotels and then start our trek to Phakding (2640 m). We trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in a stone throwing distance on the opposite bank. During the journey, we pass several Sherpa villages such as Ghat, Phakding, Tok Tok and finally we reach at Bengkar village.
The trail ascends through the koshi river bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park office where a park entrance fee is to pay. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, trek begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Sengboche airstrip (3790m), from where we will slowly ascent towards Khunde passing numerous chorten (stone Buddhist monuments) and hill station. We go to hill station to have an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and many other snow capped mountains within 360 deg angle. Then we walk further to Khumjung village which is the largest village in Khumbu, at the foothill of the sacred peak Khumbila. We can also visit Khhumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community.
Having breakfast trek heading towards Tengboche Monastery. The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. During the journey, we would have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tengboche. Tyangboche offers a good view of sun rise and sun set at Everest and Ama Dablam.
We trek leaving Tengboche at the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Deboche village. Crossing a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, we head towards Minlinggo and inter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse. Stay overnight in lodge.
It is our turn to head towards Lobuche from Dingboche which is situated at a distance of five and half hours normal walk. The onward trail is gentle up to Pheriche village. Along the trail, we would be privileged to have panoramic views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. We would have lunch at Dugla (4595m) and trek to Lobuche.
The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy ablation valley with great views of Pumori then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gorakshep. After having a lunch, we then climb the 5545m Kala Patthar for incredible view of Khumbu ice fall. An optional trip to Everest base camp. Return to Gorak shep for stay overnight.
Today we trek along the Khumbu glacier and cross it, it is longest day to arrive in destination after crossing the Khongmala Pass and arrive in Chhukung village.
Today is acclimatization day. However if you are willing to hike than Chhukung Ri will be an idle place. Chhukung Ri is a peak located directly above the Chhukung village. The climb to Chhukung Ri involves some easy scrambling near the summit. As you are on summit, you will have a fantastic view of Ama Dablam and Amphu Labsa peaks. We descend back to Chhukung to spend overnight.
We arrange and re check all climbing gears in Chhukung than we head towards Island Peak Base Camp which is on a fairly steep trail. During your walking today, you can walk over the lhotse glacier and also connect the trail coming from Amphulapcha pass. The route to Amphu Lapcha located to the southeast. As you are in Island peak base camp guide will instruct about basic information about climbing for tomorrow early morning. Stay overnight there.
A tough day that we need to wake up very early morning. You can have breakfast around 1:30 and begin to climb. Have in mind that t we need to get summit before noon because in the afternoon its strong windy. The trail moves up beyond the base camp for several hundred meters before striking off the steep hillside. As you are climbing higher the landscapes slope narrower. Then route follows a ridge line, which lead us to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier.
The guides will fix a rope if its required. A steep snow slope leads us onto the summit ridge. Both fixed rope and climbers rope will be used during the climb for safety. You can use fix rope after successfully climbing on rock. The length of the rope will usually be of 350 meter. However, the length of rope is depends upon the season and crevasses. There are two new formed crevasses which are approximately 3 and 4 meters long. Gokyo Treks and expedition’s expert guide will help you to cross to reach summit. After enjoying the views, descend down to Island Peak Base Camp. Cleaning base camp we leave immediately walk further to Chhukung. At evening, celebrating on our successful Island Peak climb.
From Chhukung we descend the valley of the Imja Khola, trek through the village of Dingboche with its stone walled potatoe fields, down alpine pastures through the kharkas of Tsura, Orsho and Shomare to the village of Pangboche, the highest year round settlement in the valley. The Pangboche Gompa (monastery) is the oldest in the Khumbu and once used to boast the skull and hand of a Yeti.
Finally, trek descends from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m ) passing several villages. Sanasa and Lagusasa are the most famous one. You will catch the way descends from Gokyo valley. We trek further more twenty minutes to find lodge for lunch and a short pause. After Lunch at Sanasa, we hike up to Khumjung village where one can visit traditional villages landscapes. You might also visit Hillary Hospital located in Khunde. And in the mean time, we follow the trail to Monastery which offers Yeti Scalp. Finally, we come to Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon.
We trek to Lukla with teh same trail like we use on ascend. It is the last day of our trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost.
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey!!!
How much does Island Peak Climbing trek cost?
This trip is available now on USD 2,350 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3 star category hotel deluxe air conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
- Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
- 3 nights Twin sharing home stay / hotel accommodation in Kathmandu valley
- Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
- Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable domestic airport taxes
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
- 3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking days
- Guest House accommodation during the trekking
- Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
- Island peak climbing permits fees, Climbing guide bonus and climbing guide’s insurance
- Tent accommodation with basic climbing foods while on peak climbing time
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
- Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
- Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Island Peak Climbing Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking and climbing equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Island Peak Climbing combine with Everest base camp trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Sept 10, 2018 – Sept. 27, 2018
Sept 15, 2018 – Oct 02, 2018
Sept 20, 2018 – Oct. 07, 2018
Sept. 30, 2018 – Oct. 17, 2018
Oct. 05, 2018 – Oct. 22, 2018
Oct. 10, 2018 – Oct 27, 2018
Oct. 15, 2018 – Nov 02, 2018
Oct. 18, 2018 – Nov 04, 2018
Oct. 20, 2018 – Nov 07, 2018
Oct. 25, 2018 – Nov 12, 2018
Oct. 30, 2018 – Nov 16, 2018
Nov 05, 2018 – Nov 22, 2018
Nov. 10, 2018 – Nov 27, 2018
Nov. 15, 2018 – Dec 02, 2018
Nov. 20, 2018 – Dec 07, 2018
Nov. 25, 2018 – Dec 12, 2018
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for island peak climbing with ebc trek?
Answer: This trip is suitable for experienced trekkers who can walk roughly about 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack because as you are going to climbing island peak, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 3000 meter above sea level.Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on island peak climbing?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking normal but the rooms are clean cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.Question: What kind of food can I expect in Island peak climbing?
Answer: All the guest houses along the trek routes they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going. However for climbing days you will have climbing food hot drinks.
Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it on pay.Question: How do I get drinking water on Island Peak Climbing?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. We recommend you to bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site along the way.Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the guest house trekking there will be chances to charge battery on pay. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.Question: Is there any communication facilities on Island Peak Climbing?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services.Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger cities or in luxury hotels.Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our each porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (12.5 kg luggage of each guest) : 1 porter basis.Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.Question: Do I need walking polls for Island Peak Climbing?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.Question: Where can i organize my person climbing gears?
Answer: If you have those climbing gears at your home than bring tham along with you. If you don;t have tham than you can rent it in Chhukung village. In Chuhkung guest house, you can get all those gears for Island peak on rent.Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.
Island Peak Climbing highlights
- Discover the best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle from Renjo la, Klapatthar & Kongma la.
- Best view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Cholatse, Cho oyu, Thamserku ..etc
- Challenging Island peak offers the best scenery of all khumbu Himalayas.
- Sherpa Buddhism, ancient monastery, Local sherpa and their life styles.
Island Peak Climbing Note:
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you however the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Island Peak Climbing special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefts the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.
Everest high pass trekking with Island peak climbing was great with Nepali Friends
We were a group of four (my wife, our daughter and her boyfriend) and we started on October 20th from Kathmandu , flying into Lukla and trekking for 18 days up Everest base camp and Kalapattar. This was our third time of trekking in Nepal , before we had been in Langtang/Gosainkund and in the Annapurna region up to ABC, and the Everest region is certainly the most spectacular one. But, obviously, it is also the most crowded one.
Ammar had been a perfect guide for us, extremely helpful in choosing the proper lodges, getting our food ready in time, and just making life as easy and entertaining as possible. Although he is young, he has a lot of experience in these regions, and, what is very helpful, a lot of friends among the locals. This can be useful: for example the boss at the airport of Lukla is his friend. You might have heard of problems arising in Lukla when the weather is bad for several days and the planes cannot fly. Then tourists are getting nervous because they might miss their international flights. And here Ammar´s friend would be very helpful and find you a place on a plane for flying out. Furthermore, Ammar´s rates are quite decent, much cheaper than when you book with one of the large trekking organizations. And finally, he managed to choose three porters for us which were the best we had. They even came back several times, after they had reached the day’s destination, to help us with our own bags. I had never experienced that with other porters we had so far.
Don´t hesitate to ask further questions, I am happy to answer, and had a good time there. Best wishes, and namaste (as a training for Nepal ) – Ingeborg and Hannes from Austria
Trip Price : USD 2350 Per Person
- Duration: 17 Days
- Max Altitude: 6189 m / 20,238 ft
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-20 People
- Best Time: Oct – May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
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