Peak climbing is one of the courageous things a man can do. It has never been easy to get to the across mountains and conquer a summit. Nepal owns 8 of the 10 highest mountain peaks in the entire world, and most of them are miraculously high in nature. But luckily, if you do not wish for much hassle throughout your adventure, peak climbing takes you to low altitude mountain peaks, which are less strenuous to climb than other ones. Nepal has a wide range of mountains and most of them are popular for trekking and mountaineering purposes. The highest one is Mount Everest with an unbeatable altitude of 8,848m/29,029ft, which is also the highest peak in the world.
Island Peak Climbing is one of the most popular ones. The course takes you to the summit of mount Imja Tse that extends up to 6,189 meters / 20,305 feet of elevation. You might wonder why the title suggest Island when the name of the peak stands Imja Tse. The enigma behind this situation is that the peak seems like an island in a sea of snow when viewed from Dingboche [4,410m/14,469ft]. The peak was later named to Imja Tse in 1983, but people have always preferred to call it as Island Peak.
Being on the laps of the mountain is all about being surround with picturesque views of other beautiful shinning peaks, icy glaciers and snow – capped rocks. The trip guarantees you adventures that makes you forget about all of your troubles and in life and lets you enjoy your moments to the fullest. There is no excuse to not get into Nepal this year, but a thousand ones to do so. The Island Peak Climbing takes you the Khumbu region of the country and lets you conquer the summit of the trek. If you have ever wished to surmount at least on peak in your life, this package should match the best to your needs. Furthermore, the route is non – technical and requires only basic experiences of walking on snow. And in addition, you get the perfect chance to also get involved in the fascinating villages and its hospitable natives.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,400m/4,593ft]
Arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport [Kathmandu] and transfer to your hotel to stay overnight.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley including some of the major places of the city such as Pashupatinath temple, Durbar Squares, Swayambhunath and Boudha Gumba that have been declared as World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO. Back to the hotel in the evening to stay overnight.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla [2,860/9,383ft] – Phakding [2,610m/8,561ft]
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla that takes about 25 minutes and further trek to Phakding that takes about 3 – 4 hours. Stay overnight in a teahouse.
Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar [3,440m/11,286ft]
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar that takes about 3 – 4 hours. Stay overnight in a teahouse.
Day 05: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Acclimatization is an important part of trekking. We acclimatize at Namche Bazaar on this day.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche [3,860m/12,664ft]
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche that takes about 5- 6 hours. Stay overnight in a teahouse.
Day 07: Tengboche – Dingboche [4,410m/14,469ft]
Trek from Tengboche t\o Dingboche that takes about 5 – 6 hours. Stay overnight in a teahouse.
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
We stay for the night at Dingboche for acclimatization. Sightseeing can be done during the day.
Day 09: Dingboche – Chukhung [4,730m/15,518ft]
Trek from Dingboche to Chukhung that takes about 3 – 4 hours. Stay overnight in a camp.
Day 10: Chukhung – Chukhung RI [5,546m/18,195ft]
Climb to Chukhung RI and trek back to Chukhung in the evening to stay overnight in the camp.
Day 11: Chukhung – Base Camp [5,200m/17,060ft]
Trek from Chukhung to Base Camp that takes about 3 – 4 hours. Stay overnight in a camp.
Day 12: Acclimatization at Base Camp
Acclimatize on this day at Island Peak Base Camp and perform pre – climb training for the summit. Stay overnight in the camp.
Day 13: Base Camp – Island Peak Summit [6,189m/20,305ft] – Base Camp
Climb the summit from Base Camp and get back to the base camp again in the evening that takes about 10 – 12 hours in total. Stay overnight in base camp.
Day 14: Base Camp – Pangboche [3,985m/13,074ft]
Trek back from Base Camp to Pangboche that takes about 5 – 6 hours. Stay overnight in a teahouse.
Day 15: Pangboche – Namche Bazaar
Trek back from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar that takes about 4 – 5 hours. Stay overnight in a teahouse.
Day 16: Namche Bazaar – Lukla
Trek back from Namche Bazaar to Lukla that takes about 6 – 7 hours. Stay overnight in a teahouse.
Day 17: Lukla – Kathmandu
Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu. Stay overnight in a hotel.
Day 18: Final Departure
We wish you a safe journey back home and hope to see you very soon again.
- All surface transfers as per itinerary
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
- Food, lodging, insurance and other expenses of clients and staffs
- All necessary paper work and permits
- Camping equipment such as very high quality North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for camping
- Kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses and other kitchen equipment
- Travel and rescue arrangements for our staffs
- All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide, cook, assistant leader [4 trekkers: 1 assistance] also a personal Sherpa on request
- Porter’s Charges [Porter can carry up to 20kg]
- Tea and coffee during mountain part
- Teahouse/Lodge accommodation
- Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available]
- Trekking Information Management System [TIMS], New Trekking permit to keep record of tourist [This is for your safety]
- Meals in Kathmandu
- Domestic / International airfares along with taxes
- Expenses such as laundry, phone calls, internet and others
- Personal trekking equipment
- Any extra transportation except in itinerary [we can arrange upon request]
- Any kind of personal expenses
- Helicopter rescue due to out of control
- Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price
- Some extra assistance like if you cannot walk properly our guide will arrange you horse to came back [if applicable this you have to pay them directly]
- Tips to staffs. After working everyone expect some Tips. We don’t mention fixed amount, it’s is up to you and up to their service, but generally tourists provide 10% of the total cost
- Single supplement charges [if required]
- Your travel insurance