KATHMANDU - LUKLA - NAMCHE BAZAAR - DINGBOCHE - ISLAND PEAK BASE CAMP AND SUMMIT - DINGBOCHE - NAMCHE BAZAAR - LUKLA
Why Island Peak Climbing?
- Scenic flight to Lukla and trek to Island Peak base camp,
- Challenging and rewarding climb to the summit of Island Peak,
- Breathtaking views of Himalayan peaks such as Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu,
- Adventure in the Solu-Khumbu region, including visits to local Sherpa villages,
- Cultural experiences, such as visiting monasteries and learning about the local culture and traditions,
- Physical and mental test of climbing to a high altitude peak,
- A sense of achievement upon reaching the summit of Island Peak,
- Memories and friendships formed with other climbers and guides.
"Conquer Heights, Embrace Peaks: Island Peak Climbing, where every step is a triumph and every summit a testament to your strength and spirit. Elevate your adventure!"
Island Peak Climbing Introduction:
Island Peak Climbing, also known as Imja Tse, is a popular climbing destination in the Everest region of Nepal. The peak stands at an elevation of 6,189 meters and is considered one of the most challenging treks in the region. The trek to Island Peak offers an opportunity to experience the unique culture, breathtaking landscapes, and the thrill of climbing a mountain.
The journey to Island Peak starts with a flight to Lukla and a trek to the village of Phakding. The trek then leads to the famous Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, where trekkers can acclimate to the high altitude. From Namche, the trail continues to the village of Tengboche and the Khumbu Glacier, where trekkers get their first glimpse of Island Peak.
Island Peak Climbing requires technical skills and previous climbing experience. The ascent is made using fixed ropes and climbers are required to use ice axes and crampons. The climb starts with a steep ascent to the summit ridge, which offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks, including Mount Everest. The final ascent to the summit is a challenging climb up a steep and exposed ridge, but the views from the top are truly awe-inspiring.
Island Peak is a challenging but rewarding climb for those seeking an adventure in the mountains. The trek provides a unique opportunity to experience the culture, hospitality, and natural beauty of the Everest region, as well as the thrill of climbing a mountain. The climb can be done as part of a larger trek to the Everest Base Camp or as a stand-alone adventure. Either way, Island Peak is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking an exciting and unforgettable experience in the Nepalese Himalayas.
Island peak climbing permit cost:
The cost of obtaining a climbing permit for Island Peak in the Everest region of Nepal can fluctuate based on the time of year. Despite being a sought-after peak to climb in the Khumbu Himalaya range, it is relatively affordable compared to other peaks in the country.
During the spring months from March to May, the cost for an Island Peak permit is $250 per person. In the autumn season from September to November, the fee drops to $125 per person. Meanwhile, during the monsoon season from June to August and the winter months from December to February, the cost for a permit is $70 per person.
It's important to note that these prices are only for the climbing permit and do not include other expenses such as a guide, porter, food, and accommodation. These additional costs should be taken into consideration when planning a climb to Island Peak.
Physical fitness and trip preparation:
Physical fitness is an essential aspect of preparing for an Island Peak climb in the Everest region of Nepal. The trek to the peak involves long days of hiking at high altitudes, and it is important to be in good physical condition to tackle the challenge. A combination of cardiovascular and strength training is recommended, with an emphasis on building endurance and strength in the legs and core.
In addition to physical fitness, proper trip preparation is also important for a successful Island Peak climb. This includes obtaining the necessary gear, such as proper footwear, warm clothing, and mountaineering equipment, as well as obtaining necessary permits and arranging transportation and logistics.
It is also important to acclimate to high altitude by gradually increasing elevation over several days, allowing the body to adjust to the thinning air. This can be done by trekking to Namche Bazaar and spending a few days acclimating before continuing on to Island Peak.
Finally, it is essential to be prepared for unexpected challenges and to have a flexible attitude and positive mindset. Good trip preparation and physical fitness, combined with a strong will and determination, are key to a successful and safe climb of Island Peak.
Weather, Temperature & Difficulty Level of Island Peak Climbing:
The weather on Island Peak can vary greatly throughout the year. The spring season from March to May is characterized by clear and stable weather, with warm temperatures during the day and cold temperatures at night. The autumn season from September to November is also generally clear, with mild to cool temperatures. The monsoon season from June to August is characterized by heavy rainfall and unstable weather, making the climb more difficult and potentially dangerous. The winter months from December to February are extremely cold and snowy, with temperatures often dropping below freezing.
The temperature on Island Peak is highly dependent on the time of year and can vary greatly. During the spring season, temperatures are warm during the day and cold at night. During the autumn season, temperatures are mild to cool. The monsoon season is characterized by heavy rainfall, while the winter months are extremely cold and snowy, with temperatures often dropping below freezing.
Climbing Island Peak is considered a challenging climb due to its elevation and the technical nature of the ascent. The climb requires a combination of strength, endurance, and technical skill. The ascent involves steep and exposed terrain and requires the use of fixed ropes and technical mountaineering equipment. The difficulty level of the climb can be influenced by the climber's physical fitness, experience, and weather conditions, and it is important to be well-prepared and physically fit to tackle the challenge.
Island Peak Climbing Outline
Day 01 : Pick up from the Int'L Airport, transfer to Hotel & welcome dinner. (1350m)
Day 02 : Island peak Climbing Preparation in Kathmandu
Day 03 : Flight from kathmandu to Lukla & Trek to Phakding Village (2646m)
Day 04 : Trek to Namache Bazaar (3446m)
Day 05 : Acclimatization in Namche
Day 06 : Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3867m)
Day 07 : Trek to Dingboche (4400m)
Day 08 : Trek to chukung (3700m)
Day 09 : Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m)
Day 10 : Trek to Island peak High Camp (5500m)
Day 11 : Island peak summit (6189m) Base Camp
Day 12 : island peak Base Camp to Pangboche (4200m)
Day 13 : Pangboche to Monju (2700m)
Day 14 : Monju to Lukla (2646m)
Day 15 : Fly Back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. (1350m)
Day 16 : Transfer to TIA Airport.
- Airport pickups and drops in a private Car/Jeep /Van,
- 2 to 3-star categorie's hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast for two night,
- Tea House local base private accommodation during the trek,
- Tented accommodation a climbing guide during your climbing time,
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during your trekking a claiming both,
- Transportation as per your itinerary,
- Flight ticket (Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu),
- English speaking trekking and climbing Guide and Perter (1 Porter for two trekkers),
- Guide and porter salary,
- Climbing permit and National park permit,
- Entry fee at Lukla
- All taxes and essential paperwork,
- Climbing equipment.
What's not included?
- Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic drinks including water,
- Medicine and emergency helicopter flights,
- Your international flight tickets,
- Bar bills,
- Tip for guide and porter, it is highly expected,
- Your extra food( On top of Main course),
- Chocolate, toilet paper, Hot shower, WI-FI, battery charge.
Note: Please be aware that the pricing displayed on my website is tentative. Depending on your specific requirements, budget, and the number of groups involved, we can customize both the services and the costs. Our goal is to provide the best possible service at a reasonable price.
Day by Day Itinerary
Welcome Dinner Hotel in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, we will provide a private car or jeep to pick you up and take you to your hotel. Once you have settled in, our team leader will give you a brief overview of the trek and provide information about the local area, including where to find good food and other necessary details. You will spend the night in a hotel in Kathmandu before starting the trek the next day.
Breakfast Hotel in Kathmandu
Today, you will have the opportunity to explore some of the most significant cultural sites around Kathmandu with our NATHAM-trained and experienced tour guide. Your city tour will give you the chance to interact with local people, as well as visit pagoda-style Hindu temples and Buddhist Stupas. Your guide will take you to all the important places and after the tour, they will drop you back at your hotel.
30 Min flight & 3 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
After breakfast in Phakding, we start our trek towards Namche Bazaar, which is the gateway to the Everest region. The trail today is steep and uphill, but we will take our time and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. Namche Bazaar is a bustling Sherpa town, where we will spend the night in a local lodge. It is an important stop for acclimatization and we will spend an extra day here to adjust to the altitude before continuing on to our base camp. We will explore the local market and take a short hike to see the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.
6 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
Today, we begin our trek after an early breakfast at Phakding. We will follow the local trail along the Phakding mini bazaar and reach a long suspension bridge. We continue to walk along the river, passing through the villages of Toktok and Banker. Our journey then takes us to the picturesque village of Monjo, where we will stop for a trekking permit check-in before making a short and easy walk to Jorsalle. We will take lunch here and then continue our trek, crossing high suspension bridges and making a steep climb through a pine forest to reach Namche.
2 Hrs Sight Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
Today, we will wake up early to catch the beautiful sunrise view of Mt. Everest from the Namche hill station. After taking in the stunning views, we will visit the Mountain Photo Gallery Hall next to the viewpoint. After that, we will return to our hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing. We will stay at the same lodge for the night.
5- 6 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
Today, we embark on a journey from Namche to Tengboche. The first part of our trek will be a relatively easy and wide trail on the mountainside, leading to Kyanjuma. After a short descent to Funki Thanka, we will take a lunch break at a local tea house and rest before continuing on for a 2-hour steep hike to Tengboche. The destination offers a spectacular view of Mt. Everest and other majestic peaks, making it an ideal spot to spend the night.
4-5 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
Today, we begin our journey after a delicious breakfast at Tyagboche. Our trek starts with a 20-minute descent through a forest of pine and a dusty trail, leading us to a bridge over the Imja Khola. We then ascend on an open trekking route to Pangboche, a picturesque Sherpa village with many lodges available. We continue our trek along the Imja Khola, passing through various villages, before reaching Dingboche after a 2-hour pleasant walk. This will be our destination for the night where we will be staying in a lodge.
5 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
The trek from Dingboche to Chhukung is a captivating journey through the heart of the Khumbu region, surrounded by towering peaks and breathtaking landscapes. Starting from Dingboche, situated at an elevation of approximately 4,410 meters, the trail winds its way through the Imja Valley.
As you embark on the trek, you'll navigate rocky paths and traverse charming suspension bridges that span crystal-clear mountain streams. The trail gradually ascends, providing stunning views of Ama Dablam and the surrounding peaks. Prayer flags flutter in the mountain breeze, marking sacred sites along the way.
Around halfway through the trek, the village of Chhukung comes into view, nestled beneath the impressive Lhotse-Nuptse Ridge. Chhukung, at an altitude of about 4,730 meters, serves as a crucial acclimatization point for trekkers heading towards higher altitudes or preparing for climbs such as Island Peak. The village offers basic accommodations and a tranquil atmosphere, surrounded by the grandeur of the Himalayas. The journey from Dingboche to Chhukung is not only a physical ascent but also a visual feast of alpine scenery, making it a memorable segment of the Everest region trekking experience.
7 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tent
Starting from Chhukung, the trek to Island Peak Base Camp at 5200 meters is an exciting journey. The trail winds through rocky paths and glacial moraines, with stunning views of Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. The trek takes around 4-6 hours, depending on your pace and acclimatization needs. As you ascend, the air becomes thinner, requiring a steady pace. The trail offers glimpses of Himalayan wildlife and unfolds against a backdrop of towering peaks. Reaching the Base Camp, you're treated to a surreal alpine setting, setting the stage for the climb to Island Peak's summit.
7 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tent
The trek from Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5500m) is an exhilarating ascent amidst the Everest region's breathtaking scenery. Beginning at Island Peak Base Camp, climbers navigate rocky trails and traverse glacial moraines, surrounded by towering peaks. Authentic information is vital, with experienced guides offering insights on altitude challenges and route intricacies. The journey involves negotiating technical sections and ice formations, requiring proper gear and acclimatization. As trekkers advance, the landscape transforms, leading to the strategically positioned High Camp at 5500m, a pivotal point before the final push for the Island Peak summit, encapsulating the essence of high-altitude adventure.
8 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tent
Reaching the Island Peak summit (6189m) and descending back to Base Camp is a transcendent Himalayan adventure. From the pinnacle, panoramic vistas unveil the majesty of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam, casting a surreal landscape under the vast Himalayan sky. The ascent involves navigating through challenging ice and rock sections, requiring technical skills and determination. The summit rewards climbers with a sense of accomplishment and awe-inspiring 360-degree views. Descent traces back through snow-covered trails and glacier moraines, providing a unique perspective of the terrain. The journey encompasses both the thrill of conquering a formidable peak and the serenity of the pristine Himalayan wilderness.
6-7 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Guest House
On Day 12, the descent from Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (4200m) unfolds with a scenic journey through the iconic Imja Valley. The trail meanders downhill, offering trekkers a relatively easy descent. As hikers traverse this picturesque route, the backdrop features breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The descending path follows the contours of the valley, passing through alpine landscapes and rhododendron forests. Pangboche, a charming Sherpa village, comes into view with its traditional stone houses and ancient monasteries. The ease of the downhill trek allows for reflection on the memorable Island Peak summit experience while immersing in the beauty of the Everest region.
6 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
Descending from Pangboche (4200m) to Monjo (2700m) leads through the scenic Namche Bazaar. The trail weaves down through lush forests, offering glimpses of traditional Sherpa villages and prayer flags. As trekkers traverse the well-trodden paths, the lower altitude brings a change in vegetation. The descent allows for a gradual return to lower elevations, making Monjo an ideal resting point before continuing the journey through the heart of the Khumbu region.
4 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Guest House
Embarking on the final leg of the Everest trek, the journey from Monjo to Lukla (2646m) is a reflective descent through picturesque landscapes. After a hearty breakfast, the trail leads downhill, offering a gentle and gradual descent. Trekkers traverse lush forests, quaint villages, and suspension bridges, relishing the memories of their Himalayan adventure. Upon reaching Lukla, a sense of accomplishment prevails. A farewell dinner awaits, a joyous occasion to celebrate with the dedicated crew and porters who contributed to the expedition's success, marking the end of an unforgettable Everest region expedition.
30 minute flight Breakfast Tea House
After an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu which takes around 30 minutes, we will take you to your hotel upon arrival at the Kathmandu airport.
We will pick you up from your hotel by private transport and take you to the Kathmandu TIA Airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.
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A Remarkable Island Peak Climbing Experience with Nepal Everest Guide2023, October
A Remarkable Island Peak Climbing Experience with Nepal Everest Guide I had the pleasure of embarking on an unforgettable Island Peak climbing adventure in the Everest region of Nepal in October 2023, and I owe the success of this incredible journey to the outstanding services provided by Nepal Everest Guide, particularly Mr. Santosh. From the moment I contacted Nepal Everest Guide, Mr. Santosh ensured a smooth and enjoyable experience by offering a reasonable price package that included an experienced guide for the hiking expedition. The recommendation came from a friend, and I’m glad I followed it, as the professionalism and dedication displayed by Mr. Santosh and his team exceeded my expectations. Upon reaching Dingboche, I was introduced to a professional Island Peak guide who not only possessed the necessary expertise but also exhibited a friendly and approachable demeanor. The training provided at the base camp of Island Peak was comprehensive and made the ascent seem more manageable than anticipated. What truly set this experience apart was the efficient organization by Mr. Santosh. Within just two days from Dingboche, we successfully summited Island Peak under the night sky, creating a memory that will last a lifetime. I was accompanied by five other friends, and we all shared in the joy of accomplishing this challenging feat. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Santosh for his exceptional management skills, which undoubtedly contributed to making this trip the best in Nepal for myself and my companions. The personalized attention to detail and the seamless coordination ensured that every aspect of the journey was well taken care of. In conclusion, I highly recommend Nepal Everest Guide, and especially Mr. Santosh, for anyone seeking a well-organized, reasonably priced, and immensely satisfying trekking experience in the breathtaking landscapes of Nepal. Thank you once again for a truly remarkable adventure, and best of luck to Nepal Everest Guide in their future endeavors.
Is Island Peak climbing safe?
Climbing Island Peak can be safe if proper safety precautions are taken, including hiring a guide, using the right equipment, and being in good physical condition.
Can I hire a guide for Island Peak climbing?
Yes, you can hire a guide for Island Peak climbing. Hiring a guide is highly recommended for those who are not experienced in technical climbing.
How physically demanding is Island Peak climbing?
Island Peak climbing is physically demanding and requires a high level of fitness. The ascent involves steep and exposed terrain, and requires the use of fixed ropes and technical mountaineering equipment.
What kind of equipment do I need for Island Peak climbing?
For Island Peak climbing, you will need technical mountaineering equipment, including crampons, ice axes, harnesses, and ropes.
What is the best time to climb Island Peak?
The best time to climb Island Peak is during the spring season (March to May) and the autumn season (September to November).
How high is Island Peak?
Island Peak stands at an elevation of 6,189 meters above sea level.
Where is Island Peak located?
Island Peak is located in the Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal, within the Sagarmatha National Park.
What is Island Peak climbing?
Island Peak climbing is a challenging mountain climb in the Everest region of Nepal. The peak stands at an elevation of 6,189 meters and is considered one of the most popular peaks to climb in the region.
What kind of experience do I need for Island Peak climbing?
A basic level of experience in technical climbing is recommended for Island Peak climbing, although it is possible to complete the climb with a guide.
What type of equipment do I need to bring for the trek?
- Backpack with a capacity of around 40-50 liters,
- Comfortable and sturdy hiking boots,
- Warm clothing, including a down jacket, insulated pants, and several layers of fleece or wool,
- Waterproof and windproof outer layer such as a rain jacket or poncho,
- Sun protection, including sunglasses, sunscreen, and a wide-brimmed hat,
- Sleeping bag rated for colder temperatures,
- Headlamp or torch with extra batteries,
- First-aid kit with personal medications,
- Water bottles and a water purification system, such as water purifying tablets or a filter,
- Snacks, energy bars, and electrolyte powders,
- Camera, phone, and charging equipment,
- Maps, a compass, and a GPS device (if you have one),
- Trash bags to pack out your litter,
- Money and important documents, such as a passport and travel insurance.
What is the maximum weight can I take to Lukla in a plane?
The maximum weight you can take to Lukla in a plane is 15 kg in total. This includes both check-in luggage and hand-carry. If you exceed this weight, you will be required to pay an additional fee of USD 1 per kg . It is important to note that this limit is strictly enforced and any excess weight may not be allowed on the plane.
- Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure
- 30% of the total cost of the trip will be charged if cancelled between 60 to 30 days prior to departure date
- 60% of total cost of the trip will be charged if cancelled in between 30 to 14 days prior to departure date.