Island Peak Climb is perhaps the most popular peak climbing in Nepal, being 6,189m in height. Being not too technically difficult, this is a good peak for those with little climbing experience. Pre-climb training will be given. Situated in the Solukhumbu, this is normally combined with the Everest Base Camp trek. The climb itself starts at Chukung from Dingboche, and there is just one push from base camp to summit. Mountains on view are Makalu, and from the Everest Base Camp Trek, Nuptse, Changtse, and Lhotse.
Island Peak Climbing Itinerary
- Join the Everest Base Camp trek, if desired, to Dingboche
- Trek from Dingboche to Chukung
- Trek from Chukung to Island Peak Base Camp
- Climb from Island Peak Base Camp to the summit, then trek back down
- Descent to Chukung or Dingboche on the summit day
- A day in reserve in case of bad weather on the summit day
- Rejoin the Everest Base Camp Trek, if desired
Best time: The best time to do this peak climbing is from April to May and October to November.
The Cost Includes
- Domestic airport pick up and drop off
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu both way flight ticket
- Sagarmatha National Park Entry Park and Local Entry Permits
- Peak Climbing Permit
- Government licensed holder trekking guide and climbing guide
- Porter service during the trekking and climbing
- Climbing gears (boot, helmet, rope,etc)
- Accommodation in tea house during the trek and tented accommodation during the climbing
- Three times meal in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking and climbing
- All cooked meals when camping with complimentary hot water, tea and coffee
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staff
The Cost Excludes
- Food and accommodation in Kathmandu
- Any kinds of hard and soft drinks in the mountain
- personal expenses; Hot shower, wifi, laundry laptop charging
- Travel insurance
Early in the morning at 3:30, we will take 3 to 4 hours drive to Ramechhap from Kathmandu and after, a short flight to Lukla. Lukla Airport is one of the most dangerous airports across the globe, which is the gateway to Everest Base Camp. The short trip to Lukla will take you to the land of the highest peak in the world “Mt Everest”. Reaching upon the vicinity known for The Land of Sherpa, you will be amazed by nature around you. There are bunches of hotels in Lukla offering flavorful breakfast and lunch. We will eat and rest for quite a while and head towards Phakding, a little delightful town for around 2 to 3 hours. Stay overnight in Phakding.
After having our breakfast in the first part of the day at Phakding, we will head towards Namche(3440m). Namche Bazar is as often as possible understood as the capital of Khumbu and a market of entire Everest region Trekking. We can find hotels, lodges, resort, bar, snooker, bread kitchen, trekking stores, and the retail shops and other vital things in Namche. It takes around 5 to 6 hours to reach Namche from Phakding. The trail to reach Namche is mixed as you have to walk through flat, uphill as well as downhill route. Since the way is a blended one, there will be less pressure. Likewise, there are suspension bridges like Hillary Bridge, etc on the way. In the middle, when we reach Monjo, we will take permit for entering Sagarmatha National Park. We can see the perspective on Kongdey Peak from Namche and Kusung Kangaroo while on the way to Phakding and Namche.
Usually, this day is named as the rest day by numerous individuals of the trekking organization. Be that as it may, it ought to be called as acclimatization day as one will trek the whole Khumjung and Khunde town on this day. Namche is the biggest city in Nepal with many hotels for tourists, i.e., more than 80 hotel and lodges. Strolling for around 4 to 5 hours, today we will make a total visit or complete circuit of Namche. The adventure of Namche includes Sherpa Museum, Khumjung Airport, Everest View Hotel, Khumjung Village, Khunde Village, Hillary School, and Government Development Yak Farm, etc. We will climb up to Everest view hotel from where the clear view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and numerous other little pinnacles can be seen. For individuals who are on Everest Luxury Lodge Trek, they will remain at the hotel and get back, yet as we are on Everest Base Camp trek, we will have some nourishment and come back to Namche. If time favors, we can walk around Khumjung town. Additionally, we can visit the most elevated airport in the world Syabgboche airport at an elevation of 3800m. Local people in Namche are benevolent individuals with inviting conduct. We can enjoy and talk with them at night.
Today we will head towards Tengboche from Namche, which is around 5-6 hours of walk. The trail is flat from Namche up to Phunkethanka for 1 and a half hours, descending for 45 mins and uphill for 2 hours to Tengboche. So, one can feel a little difficulty while going up to Tengboche as the way is straight upward. Similarly, we will stroll through the forests, crossing numerous suspension bridges.
Tengboche Monastery is probably the oldest as well as the biggest monastery in the Everest Region, which is the focal point of fascination for the majority of Everest Base Camp Trekkers. It was constructed as it was pulverized by flame. Because of reconstruction, it looks new and bright. Likewise, the monastery held the praying ceremony every morning. Also, Mt. Everest is visible all the time from the whole part of Tengboche, alongside Mt. AmaDablam, Mt. Lhotse thus numerous different peaks. The individuals who are on Everest View Trek this is the last goal from them as they will retrace back entire way up to Lukla. But as a base camp trekker, we will further make a beeline for and if possible attend prayers in the monastery in the evening too.
Chukung is the Supports Camp for Island Peak Expedition. It is a small village with lodging generally offering accommodation, guide, porter as well as equipment renting for Island Peak climbing. Aside from that it additionally gives space to acclimatization, as it is higher in elevation than Dingboche. Island Peak Base Camp is another four-hour stroll from Chukung. Today we will head to Chhukung from Tengboche and stay overnight in Chhukung.
Today, we will head towards Island Peak Base Camp from Chhukung following the faily steep path. Climbing the south and turning the east of the main line of the valley, we then walk to the south of the valley from Lhotse Glacier. In a southeast way to Amptse Labtsa is located. After crossing the way through Imja and Lhotse Glacier, the path takes us to the valley at the southwest side of Island Peak. Stay overnight there.
Walking for about 5 to 6 hours from Island peak Base Camp, today we will move to High Camp. The trail is narrow, steep rocky and uphill. If we reach the summit before noon, then we do not have to face the strong wind there. It is tough to climb the peak if the wind is strong. We will stay there overnight in a tent.
All the way downhill we will walk for about 5 to 6 hours from Chhukung to dingboche. We will stay overnight there.
Leaving all the breathtaking views and peaks today we will descend to Namche Bazar from Dingboche. Stay overnight at Namche bazar.
Simple trek delightful Phakding, all the route down and level with some minor upslope we will exit from Sagarmatha National Park and spend an overnight on Phakding. The same Phakding now you can feel progressively customizable elevation because of adaptation on the high alpine area during Everest Three Pass Trek.
Last day, last severe toward Lukla, no rush no stress as it is short trekking days in the previous snapshot of Everest Three Pass Trek. The delicate push will effortlessly prompt Lukla, some pastry shop bistro and bar will greet with the word "The last night Party in Thin Air" might be sticking around with group part cause its last night with them as porters are remaining in Lukla caring for another Everest Three Pass Trek.
After enjoying and celebrating, we will fly back to Kathmandu and return to the hotel in Thamel. Refreshing ourselves, we will give some unwind to our body. At night, we will have farewell dinner along with feedback with entire NEST ADVENTURE groups and the cultural show during dinner.