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Island Peak climbing

Island Peak climbing is a beautiful form of mountaineering activity in Nepal. As all the major peaks of the country, this one also provides the similar kind of adventures and excitement. This mountain peak located in the Everest Himalaya Region of Nepal stands with an impressive altitude of 6,189 meters. It is counted among the major peaks for climbing. The mountain peak gets its name as it seems like an island between large form of ice and snow when viewed from Dingboche. It was named as island peak in the year 1952 and the name was later changed to ‘Imje Tse’. With only a little effect, the peak was still called as the previous name.

We have designed a special itinerary for Island peak climbing takes you all the way to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar before starting the climbing part. Doing so make you more motivated and inspired as you get to enjoy very close panoramic views of several exquisite form of mountain peaks such as Lhotse, Baruntse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Makalu. These mountain peaks seem highly enduring as if you were hallucinating.

It has been long since the first climb of the peak. But, since then explorers found it an exciting one and have always admired the region of mountaineering activities. It was first accented by a Swiss team in the year 1956 as a warm-up exercise for preparation to conquer Mount Everest and Lhotse. Basically, there are two routes to the summit of this peak. One that starts from the Base Camp at an altitude of 5,087 meters and the second one that directly takes you to the High Camp in order to skip some of the technical parts of the route.

Outline Island Peak Climbing Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport [T.I.A] and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2,800 m/9,184ft] and then further trek to Phakding [2,652 m/8,700ft].

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283ft].

Day 05: Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283ft].

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche [3,870m/12,694ft].

Day 07: Tengboche trek to Dingboche [4,360 m/14,300ft] 4-5 hours.

Day 08: Dingboche to Duglha [4,600m/15,090ft] 3-4 hours.

Day 09: Duglha trek to Lobuche [4,940m/16,207ft] 3-4 hours.

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep [5,170m/16,961ft] - Everest Base Camp [5,364m/17,594ft] and back to Gorakshep 7-8 hours.

Day 11:Trekking from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar then further trek to Lobuche 8-9 hours.

Day 12: Trek from Lobuche - Kongma La [5,535m/18,159ft] and then further to Chhukung [4,730m/15,518ft].

Day 13: Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp [5,200m/17,060ft].

Day 14: Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp [5,600m/18,372ft].

Day 15: Trek from High camp to summit Island Peak-Base camp and then further to Chhukung takes 9 hours.

Day 16: Rest Day for Contingency at Chhukung.

Day 17: Trek from Chhukung to Namche Bazaar takes 8 hours.

Day 18: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [3,440 m/11,283ft].

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 20: Rest day in Kathmandu.

Day 21: Final departure.

*Note: This is just an outline trip itinerary for Island Peak Climbing package, however we can customized the itinerary as per your request & holiday frame. So feel free to contact us through info@mountainnepaltrek.com.

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The Trip cost will be different depending on the Group Size, duration of trip and services required please contact us through our email info@mountainnepaltrek.com with details to get better quote.

Cost Includes:

  • All surface transfers as per itinerary.
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • Food, lodging, insurance and other expenses of clients and staffs.
  • All necessary paperwork and permits.
  • Domestic airfare along with taxes.
  • Camping equipment such as very high quality North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for camping.
  • Kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses and other kitchen equipment.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements for our staffs.
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide, cook, assistant leader [4 trekkers: 1 assistance] also a personal Sherpa on request.
  • Porter’s Charges [Porter can carry up to 20kg].
  • Tea and coffee during mountaineering part.
  • All Tea-house/Lodge/Camping  accommodation during the trip.
  • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available]
  • Trekking Information Management System [TIMS], New Trekking permit to keep record of tourist [This is for your safety].
  • All government taxes & our service charge.

Cost Excludes:

  • Other meals in Kathmandu except breakfast.
  • International airfares along with taxes.
  • Personal trekking equipment and any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any extra transportation except in itinerary [we can arrange upon request]
  • Helicopter rescue due to out of control. Your insurance cover if you have an insurance including it.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price.
  • Some extra assistance like if you cannot walk properly our guide will arrange you horse  to came back [if applicable this you have to pay them directly].
  • Tips to staffs.
  • Single supplement charges [if required].
  • Your travel insurances.

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport [T.I.A] and transfer to the hotel.

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport you will transfer to the hotel by our airport representative. After your freshness we will have talk about your trekking plan in the hotel or our office. You will meet your guide also. You can ask your question about the trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley.

After your breakfast we will start sightseeing tour with our excellent tour guide. Including Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Monkey Temple(Swyambhunath Stupa), Kathmandu Durbar Squre, Patan Durbar Squre etc. In the tour you have to chances to learn historical, cultural and traditional background of Nepal. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2,800 m/9,184ft] and then further trek to Phakding [2,652 m/8,700ft].

After having breakfast, you will transfer to airport with our guide to catch your flight to lukla. The exciting flight takes 45 minutes. The flight will pass through the stream valleys and most amazing mountains which makes it a unforgettable & major experience to you. After landing your flight in Lukla your trekking will start to Phakding which takes 3/4 hours walking. Through this episode you can explore stunning view of Mt Kusum Kangaru(6367m) and Mt Nupla(5885m). Stay overnight at hotel in Phakding.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283ft].

Today, your trek will start after your breakfast to Namche Bazaar. The path follows the wonderful forests and Sherpa villages by passage through the Dudh Koshi valley. Along the trial, you can explore brilliant view of Thamserku(6608m), Kusum Kangru(6369m), Nuptse (7879 m) and the world highest mountain Mt Everest(8848m). Namche is the extra special place to build out how to leisurely walk from the bosses the watchmen. Namche Bazaar is known as a charming mountain town as well as the capital of Sherpa’s Peoples. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283ft].

Today you will have a free day in Namche Bazaar an enormous village that is the business center of the Khumbu. Khumjung is another place to explore; you can be there after your short hiking from Namche Bazaar. You can visit attractive Chinese market, Sherpa village and of course you will get enjoy with the brilliant views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Mt. Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kwangde, and Mt. Nuptse. Stay overnight at hotel in Namche.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche [3,870m/12,694ft].

Today your trek will be start from Namche Bazaar towards Tengboche following the Dhudh Koshi River and a little goes down to Phungi Tenga which is small town on the side of River. Tengboche is also the ending place of the "Sacred Sites Trail Project" of the Sagarmatha National Park. The park attract in huge number of trekkers for trekking in the region.Yet, the actual throttlehold of the cloister happened just during Ngawang Tenzin Norbu's chance; Norbu was famous as Sangwa Dorje's fifth in person. Stay overnight at hotel/tea-house.

Day 07: Tengboche trek to Dingboche [4,360 m/14,300ft] 4-5 hours.

Today the trail passage through some gorgeous Rhododendron forests (National flowers of Nepal) and we follow the waterway up the Imja valley to Dingboche. Dingboche is also well-known as “summer valley”. Plentiful of the walking during this space is more comparatively gentle gradients, though you continue at a relaxing pace due to the elevation. It is the better optional that the village of suspended, and less unfair by the freezing winds that jump throughout the Valley of Khumbu.Dingboche is established into a little protected valley. On the way you can see the magnificent and snow-covered views of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam, & other mountains. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Dingboche to Duglha [4,600m/15,090ft] 3-4 hours.

After your breakfast we’ll start our trekking to Duglha. It takes 3-4 hours on the way you'll get pleasure with the charming views of snow-covered mountains Cholatse peak (6,440m) and Tawache Peak (6,542m) on left side. Overnight at hotel in Dugala.

Day 09: Duglha trek to Lobuche [4,940m/16,207ft] 3-4 hours.

After your breakfast, we will start our hike to Lobuche. Then the way straight hikes up to the Khumbu glacier by following the Duglha before getting the village of Lobuche. Overnight at hotel in Lobuche.

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep [5,170m/16,961ft] - Everest Base Camp [5,364m/17,594ft] and back to Gorakshep 7-8 hours.

After your breakfast the trek will continue for Gorakshep, on the way to Gorakshep we can view Khumbu glacier by passing north rim of Everest next to Khumbutse and Pumori, then we will reach Gorakshep. From Gorakshep we will continuous our trek to Everest Base Camp by passing some short up and down hills. From The Everest Base Camp we can view Khumbu glacier, Khumbu ice fall, Mt. Pumori, Khumbutse and further many peaks, then we will come back to Gorakshep and overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Trekking from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar then further trek to Lobuche 8-9 hours.

It's not so simple to get away from such a gorgeous place of nature. However, with more hopes ahead, we go towards Kalapatthar that lies ahead of Gorakshep. Kaalapatthar is one of the most wonderful viewpoints in the whole country that is famous for provide exclusive close panoramic view of Mt Everest. With ice-covered heart, we leave the site and move towards Lobuche. Stay overnight at tea-house. 

Day 12: Trek from Lobuche - Kongma La [5,535m/18,159ft] and then further to Chhukung [4,730m/15,518ft].

After having breakfast we continue our trip to Chhukung It’s take aroung 6-7 hours of walking which is our climbing starting point as well. Stay overnight at tea-house.

Day 13: Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp [5,200m/17,060ft].

After having breakfast we move towards Island Peak Base Camp with all our camping equipments. After around 5 hours of walking we will reach Island Peak Base Camp & we set our tent there & stay overnight at tent. We will cook food there.

Day 14: Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp [5,600m/18,372ft].

We start our climbing towards High Camp with these all equipments for Camping. It takes around 4 hours. Stay overnight at Camp.

Day 15: Trek from High camp to summit Island Peak-Base camp and then further to Chhukung takes 9 hours.

Today is main day of our Island Peak Climbing trip. We move towards summit by leaving our camping & kitchen equipment’s at High Camp. After summit we come back to Chhuking & overnight at Tea-house or Camp.

Day 16: Rest Day for Contingency at Chhukung.

Today we take rest for whole day.

Day 17: Trek from Chhukung to Namche Bazaar takes 8 hours.

Today after having breakfast we descend to Namche Bazaar it takes about 5-6 hours of walking.

Day 18: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [3,440 m/11,283ft].

Today is our last trekking day; we trek back to Lukla and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu.

The exciting flight takes 45 minutes. The flight will pass through the stream valleys and most amazing mountains which makes it an unforgettable & major experience to you. After landing your flight in Kathmandu we will pick you to the hotel and you have a free time. And in evening we will offer you farewell dinner with cultural show. Then back to hotel and stay overnight.

Day 20: Rest day in Kathmandu.

Today is your own day; you can do some shopping & walking around. In Evening we will offer you a farewell dinner in neighboring restaurant.

Day 21: Final departure.

With remarkable memories taken, we announce an end to our wonderful holiday in Nepal. Our representatives will leave you to the airport to catch your flight before 3 hours of scheduled flight time on your ticket.

Information of passport and visas

You must to have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date of your trips.  You can easily get visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuwan International Airport). Nepalese visas cost is USD 25 for 15 days & USD 40 for 30 days. 

Information of money & credit card

In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission as per Nepal’s Bank rules, on your payable amount of the total cost.  So, please be positive that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. The same, for your extra expenses as well which are not included in our cost. We would like to request you not to change your money in the Airport expect your emergency case. You get the exchange rate is very low there. Our office well provides you the facility to exchange your money. Or, you can change from Money Changers or bank as well. Master Card, Visa Card, Paypal also accepted in major shopping center and in most of the tourist class hotels. 

Bring required personal/official document

We want to suggest that to bring some of the required documents like valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), your travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon arrival at Kathmandu. For details information about the required official papers don't be hesitate to ask us. 

Case of flight delay

Flight by plane and helicopter are might be cancellations or delay cause of bad weather in remote areas. Some other times, operational complication may occur which is more possible to happen in Everest Region- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight, Annapurna region- Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara flight, Dolpa, Simikot , Jumla region etc. As these flights have some problem with fixed schedule, it is also suggested to carry extra money for food and accommodations. Trekking in the remote areas, especially during unusual season, you’re advised to keep extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating result. In case of delay in flight previous to trek departure or at the end of the trek, you need to manage your accommodation and food costs by yourself. 

About your travel insurance

We request to all our valued clients to make and bring your complete travel insurance package. Your insurance must cover against medical, emergency evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, natural calamity, lost of gears, theft or damage your baggage etc. 

Electricity Crisis Problem in Nepal

It is difficult to told you that Nepal has an electricity problem because Nepal is 2nd richest country in water resource but it is true Nepal still facing the problem. It means there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time. Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are possible to have no battery backup. In that case Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run. Some hotels have possible to run the TV and AC as well. But, only few of them are lies in this standard category.

So, be organized for this while you are traveling in Nepal.  For that situation, we suggested you to bring the flashlight with extra batteries. 

Clothing and Equipment for Traveling in Mountains of Nepal

Trekking in the Mountains require to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude of Mountains. The basic clothing items are listed here please notice that.

Personal Equipment

  • Down jacket or sweater.
  • Wind/Water proof jacket (opt).
  • Down vest and/or jacket (opt)
  • Gloves (2 pairs).
  • Sun hat or scarf.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • T-shirts minimum 2.
  • Underwear (3).
  • Hiking shorts (2).
  • Lightweight cotton long pants.
  • Light & Expedition weight thermal bottoms.
  • Wool pants.
  • Waterproof pants.
  • Thin, lightweight internal socks (4).
  • Thick, warm wool Trekking/Hiking socks (4).
  • Hiking boots with extra laces.
  • Camp shoes or sandals.

 Other Necessary Equipment

  • Sleeping bag at least rated to zero degrees F.
  • Head light with extra bulbs and batteries.
  • Basic First Aid Kit (Normal Medicine e.g. Sitamol, Diamox etc.)
  • Large plastic bags to keep dry inside items of trek bag.
  • Trekking Bag (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches is OK).
  • Water bottles (2).
  • Toilet paper.
  • Small washable towel.

 

*We manage all camping equipment for the Camping Trekking. 

Can I buy/rent equipment in Kathmandu

Yes, you can do that but it is not actually required to spend large amount of your money to buy extra equipment and clothing earlier to your trip because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from Trekking shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally contrived. Some Chinese equipment are possible to be more expensive but qualitative. You can take Sleeping bag and down jacket easily on rent. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1 per day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. Surely these items are more possible to be cheaper than those in your Country or hometown. We will display all the necessary equipment you need on the second day of your arrival. 

How to book my trip

First choose the trip which you want to do? Then contact us through mail or phone, email is more effective and clear as well, after getting your email or call we will process for your booking. To confirm your booking, we need 20% amount of your total amount the payment can be made throughout the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa Card) or through online money transfers also Western Unions, Money Gram or others. After we get the 20% amount your booking will be confirmed and you will get the official booking and payment receipt from us. The rest amount you can pay after arrival at our office or hotel.

Great Experience of My Everest Kalapathar and Island Peak Trek

Mr Bishnu Pokhrel from Gold Mountain Nepal Treks organized for me a very nice trek around the Sagarmatha National Park on September 2014.

I spent 17 days in the Khumbu region with a guide and full lodge accommodation. my itinerary was defined by me and the company provided an English Speaking local guide. We went from Lukla to Gokyo Ri, crossed the Cho La Pass in deep Winter conditions, continued the trekking up to Khumbu Glacier and Kala Pathar and finally discovered a precious glacier valley in the East of Sagarmatha, the Imja Kosi, until Chukkung and the Imja Tsé (Island Peak) base camp, where the organization set a campsite with tents and kitchen for the climbing of this 6000 m trekking peak.

All food and lodges perfectly matched my expectations.

Gold Mountain Nepal also provided me the needed technical gear for climbing the Island Peak, including an experienced climbing guide, plastic boots and high altitude sleeping bag.

Tim's card for trekking in the National Park, SPCC Climbing permit for Imja Tsé and the plane tickets from Katmandú to Lukla (round trip) were also issued by the company.

Gold Mountain Nepal Treks also picked me at the international Airport, booked from me hotel in the city and organized a sightseeing tour with personal guide around Kathmandu before my trek and a farewell dinner before my return.

I really appreciate the work done by Gold Mountain Nepal Treks and I recommend you to book your trek to them. They are responsible and efficient, and have very good prices too.

 

Pau Muñoz,

Barcelona, Spain.

Owesome Experience of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

The guide Deepak was Very flexible and had a good feeling for people and their differing needs. His local knowledge was good and his language also excellent so I had no problem with his English.

The porter Krishna was extremely helpful. I had a great time with the company Gold Mountain Nepal Treks & Expedition. I am sure, I will came back again for another trekking named Everest Base Camp with the company. I will recommend you to my friends who want to come Nepal for Adventure Trekking, Tours, Peak Climbing, Jungle Safari etc.

Thanks again to Bishnu (Owner of the Company) for provided excellent service even the low cost.

Victor Mennen

USA

Trip Facts

Activities: Tours, Trekking & Climbing.

Trip Duration: 21 days in total.

Trip Grade: Moderate & Difficult.

Maximum Altitude: 6,200m/20,341ft.

Best Climbing Season: March-May & September-November are the best season.

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge/Tea-house & camping during the trek. (We can upgrade or downgrade hotel category in Kathmandu and as per your request). 

Meals: Breakfast in hotels in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.

Transportation: Our private vehicle and domestic flights as per the itinerary.

Group Size: Minimum 1 person.

Price: Contact Us.