6189m, Island Peak
12 Days trekking
1 day 35 minutes flight
March - May
September - November
2 Nights at Hotel in Kathmandu
1 nights tent camp
11 nights at Lodge
car or Jeep or Flight
Island Peak (6189m) is one of the most popular climbing peaks in Nepal. This trek offers an excellent opportunity to climb Island peak (6160m) together with an exciting trek to the Everest Base Camp (5357m) and Kalapattar (5550m). The summit of the Island peak offers brilliant views of the giant Mt.Everest, Makalu, and Lhotse.
Island Peak Climbing Details
Island Peak Climbing at Lukla after flying from Kathmandu (Nepal’s Capital) to Lukla. We trek up the Dudh Kosi valley from Lukla, passing through Namche and Tengboche on our way to Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp Trek. After being rested and feeling physically fit and acclimatized, we then head up the beautiful Imja Khola valley towards Island Peak. Besides trekking adventure, we also get to witness pristine Sherpa villages and ever-so-serene monasteries. Island Peak located on top of the Chhukhung glacier between Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains. To climb Island Peak, one has the option of starting from a base camp at 5,087 meters (16,690 ft) called Pareshaya Gyab. Another popular option is to ascend to High Camp at around 5,600 meters (18,400 ft) to reduce the amount of effort and time needed for summit day. However, adequate water supply and concerns about sleeping at a higher altitude may dictate starting from base camp. Basecamp to high camp is basically a hike but just above high camp, some rocky steps require moderate scrambling and up through a broad open gully. At the top of the gully, glacier travel begins and proceeds up to a steep snow and ice slope. From here, fixed ropes may be set up by the guides for the strenuous ascent of nearly 100 meters (330 ft) to the summit ridge. The climb to the summit is somewhat difficult due to steep climbing. The brilliant views from the summit, the giant mountains, Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi-circle in the north.
After the summit the Island Peak, we return down through Namche to Lukla, and from there we back to Kathmandu by flight. This trip can be done during March to May and September to November.
A physically fit and acclimatized person is well qualified to make an ascent over this Peak.
Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m).
Day 02: Kathmandu - Lukla flight and trek - Phakding
Day 03: Trek Phadking - Namche
Day 04: Acclimatization day
Day 05: Trek Namche - Tengboche
Day 06: Trek Tengboche - Dingboche
Day 07: Trek Dingboche - Chhukhung
Day 08: Acclimatization day
Day 09: Trek Chhukhung - Island Peak Base Camp
Day 10: Summit Island Peak, back to Island Peak Base Camp or Chhukhung
Day 11: Trek Island Peak Base Camp or Chhukhung - Pangboche
Day 12: Trek Pangboche - Namche
Day 13: Trek Namche - Lukla
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu (1350m).
Arriving in Kathmandu
Arriving at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) you will meet with me then transfer to hotel by private vehicles then stay at the Hotel and free activities in the evening.
2610m, Phakding 35 minutes flight, 3 hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Fly to Lukla (35 minutes) and Trek to Phakding (2610m,3-4 hours walking) and then overnight at the Lodge.
3440m, Namche Bazar 5-6 hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Trek from Phakding to Namche (3441m, 5-6 hours walking) and then overnight at the Lodge.
Rest day in Namche.
3860m, Everest View Point 4 hours walk B,L,D Lodge
We can hike up to Syangboche, Everest View Point and Khumjung village. The Himalayas views including Thamserku, Mt.Everest (world highest peak), Mt. Lhotse, Konde, Kangtega, Ama Dablam, Tawoche are excellent from Everest View Hotel.
3860m, Tengboche 5-6 hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3860m,5/6 hours walking) and then overnight at the Lodge.
4410m, Dingboche 4-5 hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4358m, 4hours walking) and then overnight at the Lodge.
4730m, Chhukhung 3 hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Trek from Dingboche to Chhukhung (4750m,3 hours walking) and then afternoon explore around Chhukung valley and then overnight at the Lodge.
5000m 2-3 hours walk B,L,D Lodge
This day, you will hike to Chhukhung Ri, overnight at the same place.
Chhukhung-Island Peak base camp
5080m , Island Peak Base Camp 4-5 hours walk B,L,D Tent Camp
Trek from Chhukhung to Island peak base camp (5080m, 4-5 hours walking) and overnight at Tent.
Island Peak summit-Chhekhung
6189m, Island Peak 9-10 hours climbing B,L,D Tent Camp or Lodge
Today is hardest and longest day of the trek. You will start very early in the morning. The ascent of island peak (6189m) and then back to Base Camp or Chhekhung and overnight at Tent camp or Lodge.
Tent Peak Base Camp - Chhekhung-Pangboche
3980m, Pangboche 5-6 hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Trek from Island Peak base camp or Chhukhung to Pangboche (3950m,5-6 hours walking) and then overnight at the Lodge.
3440m, Namche Bazar 5-6 hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Trek from Pangboche to Namche (3450m,5-6 hours walking) and then overnight at the Lodge.
2840m, Lukla 7 hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Trek from Namche to Lukla (2820m,7 hours walking) and then overnight at the Lodge.
1342m, Kathmandu 35 minutes flight B, Hotel
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (35minutes)in the morning and transfer to the selected Hotel.
Departure to your home country
Final departure to international airport to fly your home country.
- Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus.
- 2 Nights Standard Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu by flight.
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with Tea house and Tent Camp accommodation during the trek.
- One English speaking experience climbing sherpa required porters.
- Island Peak Climbing Permit.
- Sagarmatha national park fee.
- Duffel Bag.
- Fingertip Pulse Oximeter (we use every day to check your oxygen level and blood pressure in your body to avoid high risk ).
- Himalaya Trip T-shirt.
- Equipment such as Tent, Ice ax, Rope, Ices crow, Snow bar.
- Garbage Deposit.
- First Aid Kids.
- Climbing guide/porters/other staffs: Salary, Insurance, Equipment, Meals, and Accommodation etc.
- 13% Government VAT and official charge.
Whats not Included?
- International airfare and visa fee (15 days for USD$30 and 30 days for USD$50).
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
- All the drinks such as coke, beer, mineral water.
- Personal climbing gears & clothing (also available on hire).
- Your travel insurance which should include emergency Rescue.
- Tips for staffs.
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Available of the trip
We organise small group private trip. If you are 2 or more people in your group, you may book any dates.
The travel insurance is need in case of any emergency. It is recommend to have. If you are doing short and low elevation trek, you can do normal insurance. But if you are doing high altitude or adventure trek, you should have emergency rescue.
Last Minute booking
Normally, trekkers plan the trip before 3-9 months. Some trekkers decide the trip in last minutes. It is also possible to book your trek at last minutes. For the Last minutes booking, you need to make a full payment.
Tipping is highly expected. Our staffs try their best during the trip. After the trip, Tipping is expected. It is not fixed amount or percentage. We recommend the tipping according to their services.
When you are travelling, the safety is most important. For the safety of our clients, we trained our guide and porters. They are all register trekking / Tour / Climbing guide and experience porters.
Extra personal expenses
For the extra expenses, it is good to bring USD / Euro / Pound Sterling or ther currency. You may change to Nepali Rupees (NPR) at Tribhuwan International Airport or near your Hotel in Kathmandu. You will use only Nepali rupees during the trip.
Accept few countries , you will get on arrival Nepal’s Visa at the Tribhuwan International Airport or Nepal board. I recommend to fill up Nepal Visa online form and bring it with you. It will be faster and easy for you and visa fee is recommended to bring cash US dollar. You can’t pay by using credit card.
Trip extension or Itinerary Disclaimer
We organize small group private trip. The trip extension is possible but you have to figure out when you booking the trip.
Group joing and Fixed departure
Most of the time, we have small group private trip. Group joining or fixed departure will be available only at the clients request.
You are not taking all the lugguage on the trek. You will take only necessary gears on the trek and rest of the gears, you will store at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara or in our office in Kathmandu. All the Hotels have free luggage store services. It is more convenient to store at your Hotel.
- Ask permission to photograph people.
- Do not remove or purchase antiques, it is illegal.
- Avoid wearing revealing clothes and avoid outward displays of physical affection.
- Do not anything to disturb environment or wild animals.
Normally, domestic flight is not on time. If you have international flight with domestic connection flight. It is always better to keep some gaps.
For the Booking, we need passport copy, passport size photo by email or What's App and 20% deposit.
Why Himalaya Trip ?
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- 200 plus trekkers take service every year
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