Nepal - Island Peak Expedition (16 days) Book Now

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On your 16-day Island Peak Expedition, you will not only reach the summit of the magnificent Island Peak but also experience trekking in the most coveted Everest region. Island Peak also called Imja Tse by the Nepalese is a popular choice among novice climbers who wish to begin their mountaineering journey by summiting Island Peak and then move on to other peaks.  The mountain was named "Island Peak" in 1952 A.D due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an island on a sea of ice. Island Peak has an impressive, highly glaciated west face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier which is a bit tough to do; however, the magnificent views from the summit are certainly a fitting reward for your efforts.

Included in the Cost

  • All land transportation by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in 4-star hotel at Kathmandu in a room only basis.
  • Accommodation throughout the trek on room only basis.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • All necessary permits to treks and Expeditions.
  • All Camping equipment.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
  • First aid kit 

Not Included in the Cost


All drinks/ Beverage bills.

Entrance Fees for temple and monasteries and some of local highlights sport.
Tipping for your trekking staff (Tips)
Travel Insurance for you.
International Flights.
Extras cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels during the trekking
donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc.
Personal Hiking gear, personal kits.
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance. 

Recommended gear list:

Good wind/rain Jacket
Warm fleece jacket or Jersey
Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots.
Good (-20) Sleeping bag (which can be rented or bought in Kathmandu)
Sun hat or scarf
Sunglasses with UV protection
Hiking shorts
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

FAQ

Answer

Yesyou can get a visa on arrival. The rates are as follows-

MultipleEntry – 15 Days – 25$

MultipleEntry – 30 Days – 40$

MultipleEntry – 90 Days – 100$

  • Day 1

    Arrival at Kathmandu


    Welcome to the capital city of Kathmandu, upon arrival, our representative will meet, greet and transfer you to your booked hotel. Once you reach to your hotel, check in and you can rest for a while as you might be having Jet Lag and later on you can stroll around the local streets of Thamel and to its nearby places. Overnight in Hotel at Kathmandu.
  • Day 2

    Fly to Lukla (2,800 m) & trek to Phakding (2,652 m)


    You will take a flight from TIA to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla in Solukhumbu. The flight takes you over the Himalayas giving you a breathtaking panoramic view of the higher mountains, including the famous Mt. Everest, standing there with the snow covered peak in all its glory. On arrival at the airport, Sherpa crew will unload our trekking equipment and our guide will brief you and introduce our porters before our trek begins towards Phakding. Overnight in hotel at Phakding.
  • Day 3

    Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)


    After breakfast, we walk along Dudh Koshi River. After walking for around 1 hour, we come across Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) on. In case of nice weather, you can catch a nice view of Mt Everest. Then we continue walking to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest. Overnight at Namche.
  • Day 4

    Rest day at Namche Bazaar


    Namche Bazaar is also known as the Sherpa Capital. You can use your time to acclimatize, relax and explore the surrounding places. Most of the trekkers prefer to get up before sunrise to view the magnificent views of Mount Everest, Thamserku, AmaDablam and other glorious peaks from the Sagarmatha National Park. One can get a chance to observe the shadow of the mountains being projected onto the clouds above and truly appreciate their magnitude. As an energy supplier, one should try salt-butter tea and Champa – a kind of barley often consume by the sherpas in the region. Overnight in Hotel at Namche.
  • Day 5

    Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870 m)


    After breakfast, we trek to Tengboche, the easy part from Namche to Phunki. Upon reaching Phunki, we move up to Tengboche, a village with Tengboche monastery – the largest one in this region. Located in Sagarmatha national park, you can catch a glimpse of Himalayas from here including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. Overnight in Hotel at Tengboche.
  • Day 6

    Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m)


    In the morning we visit Tengboche monastery. Through the coniferous forest, the trail then descends down to Debuche, crossing Imja River before climbing up to Pangboche. Also, we visit Pangboche monastery. Then we descend into the river and start a climb up to Dingboche. Overnight in Hotel at Dingboche.
  • Day 7

    Dingboche to Chhukung (4,730 m)


    We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air pressure. We will have a trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley to get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall, then return to Dingboche in the evening. Overnight at the best available lodge of the village.
  • Day 8

    Acclimatization Day


    This day is for acclimatization. Overnight at the best available lodge of the village.
  • Day 9

    Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5,200 m)


    The trek to Island Peak Base Camp is quite steep. First, we climb south then walk on a winding path. Next, we continue walking along a streamside. A crisscross route through Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to Island Peak. Overnight at Island Peak Base Camp.
  • Day 10

    Pre-Climb training on Island Peak Base Camp


    After breakfast, you will be trained in peak climbing techniques and use of climbing gears such as the ice-ax, climbing boots, and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. Though it's not mandatory, the training would be quite helpful. Overnight at the Base Camp.
  • Day 11

    Island Peak Base Camp to Island Peak Summit (6,189 m)


    We wake up early around midnight and have our breakfast before starting our climb. It is required to reach the summit before noon due to the probability of high winds. After enjoying the summit views we descend all the way to Island Peak Base camp. Overnight at the base camp.
  • Day 12

    Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985 m)


    We will be descending to the lower altitude this day through the beautiful Sherpa villages Orsho and Shomare to reach Pangboche – a beautiful village surrounded by Everest to its north, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga to the east, the Kongde range to the south and the Imja Tse River flowing through the valley. Overnight at the best available lodge of the village.
  • Day 13

    Pangboche to Namche Bazaar


    From Pangboche we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche and after our lunch there we continue till we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home or Hotel Namche.
  • Day 14

    Namche Bazaar to Lukla


    After Breakfast you will continue the trek through the Chumoa village- a beautiful village to have lunch. After lunch, you will walk along the riverside to Phakding and then head towards Lukla. After a few hours walk, you will reach to Lukla where you can relax and dip yourself into the local culture and lifestyle. On reaching Lukla, we will reflect on the time spent as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part in the trek. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home or Everest Summit Lodge.
  • Day 15

    Fly to Kathmandu


    Enjoy your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time. The flight to Kathmandu leaves before 10:00 am. Sometimes, it differs according to weather conditions. On arrival at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to hotel. Overnight in Hotel at Kathmandu
  • Day 16

    Departure


    Today is the last day for you in Nepal. Have your breakfast and intact your bags and luggage as our office representative will soon come to the hotel to pick you up and will transfer you to the airport according to your flight time. Have a safe journey onwards.

Trip Grade

Strenuous

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