Island Peak Climbing is the perfect blend of adventure and culture as it provides a wonderful chance to explore the Sherpa villages, visit the monasteries and learn the local living style of people along with the thrill of climbing icy trails to observe the dramatic view of the Himalayas.
Island Peak is one of the impressive trekking peaks of Everest region and also the most popular among trekkers who want to add an extra notch on their adventure. Being on the easy climbing trail with fewer technicalities, it is the best choice for trekkers to experience the thrill of peak climbing and rise up to 6189 m to witness the grand view of the Himalayas. And the journey to Everest Base Camps is truly breathtaking on its own.
Island Peak Expedition is suitable for aspiring and beginner climbers, with proper acclimatization by reaching Everest Base Camp before the climb and later put efforts to test their own audacity on the wall of ice. With a gradual increment of elevation throughout the trip, the safety and high altitude sickness are highly prioritized and hence carried out properly with necessary rest and acclimatization.
1 Pax: USD 2287
2 – 3 Pax: USD 1957
4 – 7 Pax: USD 1847
8+ Pax: USD 1797
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu : Picked Up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel Drive: 30 minutes | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2Free Day in Kathmandu Optional: Join our free walking tours – starts at 10am – Walk to Monkey Temple – Visit National Museum – Kathmandu Durbar Square – finish before 4pm
Walk: 1.5 hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Morning Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m / 8563 ft)Drive: 30min | Flight: 25min | Walk: 3- 4 hrs | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Phakding to Namchee Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft)Walk: 5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Rest and acclimatization day at Namchee Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft)Walk: 4 - 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Namchee Bazaar to Tyangboche (3870m/12697 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Tyangboche to Pheriche (4240m/ 13911 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Pheriche to Chukung (4730m / 15518 ft)Walk: 3 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Rest, Acclimatize and Pre Climbing Preparation Walk: 2 – 3 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Trek from Chukung to Island Peak Base Camp/High Camp (5600m / 18368 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Tent/Camp | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Morning Island Peak Summit (6189m / 20305 ft) and back to Chukung/Dingboche (4410m /14468 ft)Walk: 8 – 9 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Reserve Day for Contingency
Day 13Trek from Chukung/Dingboche to Phortse Village (3840m / 12595 ft)Walk: 5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Trek from Phortse Village to Monjo (2835m / 9298 ft)Walk: 5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 15Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2840m/9318 ft)Walk: 4 - 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 16Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to HotelFlight: 25 min. | Drive: 30 min | Meals: Dinner
Day 17Free Day in Kathmandu (Contingency Day)Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 18Final Departure | Other Travel Plan
CLIMBING GEARS AND EQUIPMENTS:
These are the basic personal items needed for your journey to Island Peak
FREE WALKING TOUR: This is an optional walking adventure on the outskirts of Thamel area, which will surprisingly take you to popular Buddhist shrine – Monkey Temple (original name Swayambunath Stupa) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (House of Virgin Living Goddess) after a quick peek at the National Museum. It is around 6km walk, takes 1.5 hrs walk starting and ending from/to Thamel. It is a guided tour; however the entrance fees to these heritage sites must be pay by travelers themselves. [Monkey Temple – Rs 200, Kathmandu Durbar Square – Rs 1000, National Museum – Rs 150]. We start at 10am in the morning (after breakfast) and finish before 4pm (time can vary).
SAFETY CONCERN: Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that the trip is safely in course. We truly understand the need of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
STANDARD TRIP: Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the necessary number of days to complete the trek for average fit travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time, experience and budget plan of travelers. On the given adventure plan, we have included the most important items necessary for the trip and the cost for it and quoted to provide a general idea of the cost of the trip with minimum number of days required to complete the trip.
CUSTOMIZE TRIP: We can organize a trip to every style and provide our service as required by the travelers. There are few items like leader, permits etc, which are mandatory to provide from the agency whereas there are also several alternatives to design the trip as suited. Any customization of the standard itinerary will change the trip price accordingly. We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling.
ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU
We need to have 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (before and after the trip) for preparation, rest, and contingency. We provide twin sharing room at Hotel Nepalaya on BB Plan for your trip. If you choose to book your own accommodation in Kathmandu, 50 USD per person is discounted from trip price.
If you prefer to select your own accommodation, then you are free to do so and find a place suitable to your interest. Alternatively, you can suggest a name, and we shall book that place for you.
GROUP SIZE: All of our adventure trips are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey. We found that the group size of 8 is the optimal size to run these trips, however we can organize a trip plan for any group size upon the request.
Group of More than 8: We also have a good experience of handling big groups of volunteers, employees, students, and able to organize a trip plan upon request. Please kindly submit your group size information, and we will garnish a proper trip plan and price for you.
It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas, and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.