17 Days Island Peak Climbing

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17 Days Island Peak Climbing
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17 Days Island Peak Climbing Overview

Do you want an unforgettable experience that will last a lifetime? Do you wish to escape your hectic schedules? Island Peak Climbing offers legendary mountain peak climbing adventures with breathtaking Himalayan range views.

The 16-day Island Peak Climbing treks through Nepal's Himalayas and includes thrilling climbing as well. You are blessed with stunning views of the Himalayas, rivers, lush hills, and many other natural wonders. Additionally, you get a close-up look at and interaction with the Sherpa community in the Khumbu region's towns.

Sagarmatha National Park is home to Island Peak, sometimes referred to as "Imja Tse," which is located in Eastern Nepal. The British Mount Everest Expedition gave Island Peak its name in 1953. When seen from Dingboche, the peak appears to be an island surrounded by a sea of ice. In 1983, the mountain's name was changed to Imja Tse. However, it is known generally as Island Peak.

Island Peak (Imja Tse) is a six thousand with a moderately straightforward ascent to the summit. Because there are so many places around to go for walks, acclimatization is not a challenging endeavor. Climbing Island Peak is the best way to gain knowledge about high mountain trekking and climbing.

The Island Peak is located on the south end of Lhotse Shar, along a ridge that grows longer. The mountain was initially scaled by a British Expedition as part of a training exercise for Mount Everest. Along the route to the peak of the mountain, there is a crevasse. Mountaineers were forced to return as a result. In order to traverse the damage, the Nepal Mountaineering Association erected ladders in April 2009.

You can stay in the same place for an additional few days to adjust to the climate thanks to our expertly planned itinerary. We have 19-day Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp journey is another choice if you're hoping to go on a tour to climb Island Peak while also seeing Everest Base Camp. You can also take a helicopter from Island Base Camp back to the mainland if you're seeking an easier route to reach Island Peak.

What to Expect When Climbing Island Peak

Island Mountain, also known locally as Imja Tse, is a magnificent Himalayan mountain among the giants. Baruntse to the south and the spectacular Lhotse/Nuptse South Wall to the north overwhelm this gorgeous summit on both sides, which is concealed in the Chukkung valley. The trek up an airy ridge to this mountain's peak gives stunning views that are only made more memorable by the ascent itself.

Experience the same inexplicable sense of achievement at the peak as you would at the top of Mount Everest. This expedition-style climb, which is graded Alpine PD+, is generally considered to be very challenging in terms of technical difficulties and can be physically demanding. One needs to be in good physical condition and have a positive attitude toward the outdoors in order to have a safe and pleasant experience. Before attempting to climb one of the enormous Himalayan peaks, most climbers often start out with this climbing excursion.

This well-known mountain might help you achieve your aim of climbing a difficult 6000-meter Himalayan summit. It served as a training peak for Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing in 1953, and the path they discovered is still in use today. Additionally, because many of the skills required, such as using jumars on a fixed line and navigating crevasses with ladders, are similar, Island Peak is still a popular training peak for climbers trying Mount Everest.

Is Climbing Island Peak Right For You?

The Khumbu and Imja Gorges' surroundings are obscured by Everest and other massive Eastern Himalayan peaks. Beautiful, multicolored prayer flags and exquisitely carved mani stones that chant blessings for everyone's prosperity line every summit, cliff face, and trailside.

With good reason, Island Peak Climbing is well-known for its close vicinity to Mount Everest, the other peaks that can be reached while climbing, as well as its hospitable Sherpa residents, picturesque hamlets, a diverse population of cultures and traditions, lively festivals, and Buddhist temples. The wildlife and vegetation of the Sagarmatha National Park provide additional ornaments.

Discover the Sagarmatha National Park and its peculiar fauna and plants while taking in the stunning mountain views with the Island Peak Climbing adventure. You get to practice technical climbing techniques and improve your mountain climbing skills through this thrilling expedition.

The 6,189-meter Island peak, which is regarded as a safe mountain to hike, is simple for mountain climbers to scale. More and more people attempt to conquer the Island peak each year with increasing success. The fact that Islands Peak has a relatively low death rate in comparison to other climbing peaks is something they rarely consider given how cautious they are.

Preparation for Climbing Island Peak

Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary are only two of the countless climbers of Island Peak throughout history. Island Peak eventually developed into the climbing peak of preference for those seeking a challenging route. Island Peak is an excellent climb for anyone wishing to gain more experience in mountain expeditions because it is both physically and technically hard. As you stand on the Island summit, a sense of success comes over you. From here, one can view the southern faces of Everest and Lhotse in stunning detail. Also visible are Makalu and Ama Dablam.

Peak climbing requires a lot of practice because it also involves negotiating a glacier that is packed with crevasses and using a number of tools like ladders, jumars, ropes, and snowy terrain. On our 16-day program, the ninth and tenth days are used to practice using the proper equipment for climbing, and the eleventh day is the day we reach the summit.

The climbers must have successfully navigated some difficult trekking and difficult terrain with high altitude rise (or have equivalent expertise). Climbers need to be capable of overcoming difficult conditions at high altitudes. Another aspect that affects the requirements is our desire to have team members with similar skills. This excursion requires climbers to be in excellent physical condition, so please be mindful of that.

Start At Kathmandu Airport
End At Kathmandu Airport
Transportation Plane
Trip Grade Heart-pumping

Travellers should be in very good physical condition and expect continuous demanding activities. Training is recommended.

Max Altitude 6189 Meters
Accommodation 3 Star Hotel and Tea house
Tour Type Private

17 Days Island Peak Climbing Highlights

  • Summit Island Peak 6189m
  • Stunning Views of Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Nuptse 7879m, Mt. Lhotse 7879m, Mt. Makalu 8475m, Mt. Amadablam 6812m and many other hight mountains in Everest Regions
  • Island Peak Basecamp
  • Everest Base camp Summit
  • Kallapathar Excursion
  • Magnificent Khumbu Icefalls and Glaciers
  • Namchebazar Sherpa Town
  • Ancient Monastery in Tengboche
  • Unique Flor and wildlife on the trails inside Sagarmatha National Park
17 Days Island Peak Climbing Itinerary
Today is your Arrival in Kathmandu. Our Company Staff will be ready at Tribhuvan Internationl airport to pick you up and drop you at Hotel. Overnite in Kathmandu (D)
Early Morning at around 02.00 oclock, our Guide will come to hotel to pick you at hotel and together will drive to ramechape. Trip from Kathmandu to Ramechap takes 5 hours drive. At around 8 oclock in Ramechap, Airport Port check in will be managed by our guide and you will fly to Lukla for 20 minutes, then directly trek to Phakding. It will take around 3 hrs trek to reach Phakding. Overnite in Phakding (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel you will start your trek around 7 or 7.30am to Namchebazar. Today you will walk through few villages with beautiful views of Dudh Kosi river which coming all the way up from Everest Basecamp region down to Lukla. You will also pass by many suspension bridges which connect one village and mountains/hills in this area to another. Some waterfalls also are there where you can stop, take photo and fill the water for you drink. Use your water purification tablet when drinking from running water during the trek. The beautiful landscape of Mt. Thamserku 6608m. On Midday you will stop for lunch somewhere around the village and after that continue your trek to reach Edmun Hillary Bridge. This Bridge is quite famous and connect the bottom land with Namchebazar area. You need to put extra energy to come up to this height and more hike after the bridge to arrive in Namchebazar. From Phakding to Namchebazar will take 6-7 hrs walk up. It depends on your walking speed but please control your pace as consistently slow & relaxe as possible and enjoy your trek. You will reach namchebazar in the afternoon around 3 or 4 oclock at your teahouse in Namchebazar. Overnite in Namchebazar

Today is your first acclimatization day where you need to go hike higher to make your body prepared for higher altitude and it will

prevent you from High Altitude Sickness. After breakfast our guide will accompany you to hike to Everest View Hotel at 3880m

Altitude. It takes around 2-3 hours to go up and back namchebazar. During the hiking, if the weather is clear you will enjoy the

stunning scenery of many Highest Mountain in Everest region such as Mt. Everest 4484m, Mt. Amadablam 6856m, Mt. Lhotse

8511m, Mt. Nuptse 7896m, Shartse Peak 7502m, Peak 38 7590 and many others. After hiking to Everest View Hotel 3880m, you will take rest and enjoy Namchebazar neighborhood. Overnite in Namchebazar

Namchebazar to Tengboche trek distance is 5-6 hrs walk. The trails to Tengboche is one of the most scenic as the views open

up and you can enjoy the close up views of Himalayan Peaks. You will have lunch on the downhill at Punke Thaga Village.

There is a steep descent and ascent before you finally reach the traditional gate (Kani) of the village. Beautiful Tengboche

village welcomes you with its beautiful Monastery area. Overnite in Tengboche

After Breakfast you will start again your trek to Dingboche at 4350m altitude. Traditional Sherpa settlement, nursery, monastery,

yak and wildlife pastures are the hightlights feature of Tengboche to Dingboche trekking views. It takes 5-6 hrs walk to reach

Dingboche and you can see the views of Mt. Everest, Mt Lhotse and Amadablam which will more attract your wonderful journey.

Be aware of the strong wind when you walk and wear you neck and hair cover to prevent sickness. Overnite in Dingboche

Today is your second acclimatization day in Dingboche where you will do a little hiking to Dingboche Hill whcich take around 2-3

hrs trek up and down. Now you have enough acclimatisation and adjust your body to higher altitude and be ready for the

following day trek to Lobuche. After back from hiking, you go back to Teahouse for rest and do your personal relaxing moments.

Overnite in Dingboche

Today is supposed to be the tougher day for your trek cos you after you leave Dingboce in the morning after breakfast, you will

walk up again to Thukla Village. The trails are just flat, ascent and descent but not really steep only open up view with quite big

wind. Reaching Thukla by going down and crossing the river and have lunch there. After lunch you need to get your body ready

to hike more steep trail to reach Memorial Stones of “passed away climbers” who climbed Mt Everest and other climbers who

died here. Then trek to continue which takes around 6-7 hrs total from Dingboche to Lobudhe at 4910m altitude. Overnite in


Day 9 is your final trek up to the last village in Everest Basecamp called Gorakshep at 5190m. Start early around 8 oclock from

Lobuche you will go through rocky and stony trails to reach Gorakshep. It takes around 3 hrs trek to Gorakshep and you are

supposed to arrive here around 12 oclock. After lunch break in Gorakshep and drop your luggage here, our guide will

accompany to continue the summit to Everest Basecamp 5364m which takes around 2-3 hrs hiking. Enjoy the view in Everest

Basecamp them you come back down to Gorkashop in the afternoon and stay overnite in Gorakshep (B/L/D)

Today early in the morning around 5 oclock if you still have energy and are not tired, you can do early morning summit to

Kallapathar at 5500m. This is optional depends on your physical condition. Otherwise after breakfast, you will continue your trek

to Chukung 4730m. it will be a long trek cos from Gorakshep you need to go down to Lobuche first then continue to eastern part

across Kongma La Pass. it takes around 5-6 hrs to reach Chukkung. Overnite in Chukung (B/L/D)

Chukung Village lies on a left fork of the Imja Khola in the Solokhumbu District of Sagarmatha Zone. All

Island Peak Trek will have to pass through Chukung Village first. The ascent of Island Peak is

challenging and will require crampons and ice axe to navigate the glaciers and ice headwalls. You also

must have good level of fitness. Before Island Peak summit, you need to trek up to Island Peak

Basecamp at 5000 altitude. it takes onlyl 2-3 hrs trek from chukung. In day time / afternoon after you

have reached basecamp and had lunch, our Climbing Sherpa will give you technical climbing training of Island Peak trails. The training will be conducted in the hills near your camp in Basecamp. Fixed rope

climbing techniques and other climbing lesson will be taught to you by our Climbing Sherpa for the

preparation of early morning summit the day after. Your will stay in built tents that we already provided for

you. Overnite in In Island Peak Camp (B/L/D)

We start early morning around 01.00am to reach the summit. You will follow our experienced

Climbing Sherpa Guide and ascend the rocky fridge steep up along side the mountain till you reach

glacier. When already reaching Glacier areas, our Climbing Sherpa will help and give you instructions

to start using the ropes that we have already prepared. You will continue climbing up through the

glacier to the south ridge and follow the ridge till reaching the top peak of Island Peak at 6189m. Once

you reach the top, you will see many amazing views of ice peak mountain such as Mt. Lhotse, Mt.

Lhotse 8516, Mt. Makalu 8481m, and Mt. Baruntse 7162m. You can not stay long at the top peak cos

strong wind, low temperature and low oxygen level will attack. You will descend shortly back to Island

Peak Basecamp and after lunch you will trek down back to Chukung or Dingboche. Total duration will

take for this climbing is around 10-12 hours up and back to Basecamp. you will be back to basecamp

day time, reaching chukung or Dingboche in the afternoon. Overnite in Chukung/Dingboche (B/L/D)

Today after you will descend to Namchebazar with the same beautifil village and views like you did

trekking up from Namchebazaar to Dingboche. Endemic Everest Region animal you will meet during the

downtrek. The trek will be quite long around 6-7 hrs to reach namchebazar depending on your walking

pace. Overnite in Namchebazar (B/L/D)

This is your last day trek from the total 12 days trekking up & down of 14 Days Everest Basecamp Itinerary. You might be excited

since your successful summit to Everest Basecamp has already been finished and now only to complete the last trek to reach

Lukla which takes 6-7 hrs trek. It depends on your pace but normally you will reach Lukla in afternoon. Overnite in Lukla

Flight from Lukla to Ramechap will take 20 minutes. Today after flying to Ramechap you will back to Kathmandu which will take

5 hrs drive. Once reaching kathmandu you will take rest for a while then in the evening we will invite you for farewell dinner and

we distritibute Your Certificate of Achievement of having been successful reaching the Everest Basecamp. Overnite in


Today is your last your day in Everest Basecamp Package. You have free time to rest till check out time comes at 12pm. Our

Company Staff will pick you up at hotel and drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport. Trip ends. And Thank you for trust us as

your trekking company. See you again in the coming trip

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17 Days Island Peak Climbing Includes / Excludes
  • Airport Pick up and Drop by Private Car (Not Taxi) upon arrival and departure

  • All clean Standard Teahouses (Shared Room) in Lukla, Phakding, Namchebazzar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Ghorakshep, Chukung and Camping Tent in Island Peak Basecamp

  • Climbing facilities such as : Tent, Fixed Ropes, Kitchen Tents & eating tools. Helmet, SunGlass, Climbing Boots

  • Sleeping Bag & Trekking Poll

  • Professional Specialised Island Peak Climbing Sherpa

  • Professional Licensed English Speaking Guide

  • Porter (1 Porter for 2 People with maximum luggage 25 kgs)

  • Land Transport (shared) from Kathmandu to Ramechap (both ways)

  • Flight Ticket from Ramechap to Lukla (both ways)

  • Meals 3 x a day during trekking & Climbing as per Itinerary

  • Visa On Arrival Application Service

  • Seasonal Fruits during trekking

  • Helicopter / Horse Rent Arrangement Service for Emergency

  • Free Useful Tips for trekking/climbing preparation

  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

  • Official Trekking/Climbing Certificate from our Company

  • Includes
  • Flight ticket to Nepal

  • Visa USD 50 & Travel Insurance

  • Tips for Guide & Porter

  • Tips for Climbing Sherpa

  • Extra Days/Night Accomodation & meals out of the itinerary

  • Horse Rent / Helicopter Cost for Emergency Rescue (in Force Majeur case)

  • Personal Expenses during trekking such as wifi/nepal simcard (internet connection), Phone charge, hot water/shower, drinks (mineral water), snacks, laundry etc

  • Other Personal Trekking/Climbing Expenses such as Down Jacket, Gloves, Trouser etc.

  • Personal Shopping & other costswhich are not included in the above facilities

17 Days Island Peak Climbing Equipments

- Down/Thermal Jacket

- Long John Shirt

- Thermal T shirt

- Trouser/legging

- Trekking Poll

- Trekking Shoes

- Mountain Sandal

- Sleeping Bag 

- Hand Warmer

- Mountain Towel

- Thermal / Down Hand Gloves

-  Thermal Socks

- Sun Glasses

- Thermal Water Bottle

- Helmet

- Crampon


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