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Island Peak Climbing

Overview
19 days hiking, including strenuous hiking to 20,000 feet (ice axes and crampons required) This follows the Everest Base Camp trek for the first 9 days and last 4 days. Lodging is in local tea houses.

Day    Description
Day 1: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m), trek to Phakding (2550m)
The flight to Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. Meet with your sirdar and the rest of the crew. You will need to identify your luggage which is made into loads. While you have lunch, your crew will load these on the animals or get it ready for your team of porters. After lunch, trek for few hours along the Dudh Kosi river to the village of Phakding.

Day 2:Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m)
After breakfast in the morning, you walk north up the Dudh Kosi valley with gentle ups and downs up to the Benkar village where one can see a beautiful stone carved prayer wall. Then the trail follows forest interspersed with magnificent rhododendron trees and old growth. The trail gradually ascends up to the village of Jorsale with an army check point and the entry to the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail climbs up slowly to the confluence of Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi. Crossing the bridge, the trail continues to climb until Namche Bazaar. Situated in the lap of Khumbu Himal range, the Sherpa capital is the home of the legendary Sherpas renowned the world over for their incredible climbing skills.

Day 3: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar (3445m)
You can spend the day either in rest at Namche enjoying the incredible scenery and getting used to the altitude. Or, if you are the adventurous type, you could explore the surrounding area. After breakfast, you may take a side trip onto a ridge and to the Everest View Hotel offering some of the best views of the high Himalayas including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. Or you could visit the Thame Monastery, and then trek to the serene Sherpa villages of Khunde (3890 m) and Khumjung (3790 m) where Sir Edmund Hillary established his first school and hospital.

Day 4: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m)
The incredible view of Thamserku and Amadablam is your constant companion as you ascend to Tengboche. The trail follows a steady path and steadily descend to the Imja khola. We stop for lunch at Phunki Tanga where there are series of water driven prayer wheels. After lunch, we make a steady and slow climb to Tengboche. The monastery here is a cultural and religious landmark. Set against the backdrop of the majestic that will linger on forever.

Day 5: Tengboche to Pheriche (4350m)

Day 6: Acclimatization day in Pheriche (4350m)

Day 7: Pheriche to Loboche (4930m)

Day 8: Loboche to Kalapattar (5545m) to Loboche (4930m)

Day 9: Loboche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) to Loboche (4930m)

Day 10: Loboche to Dingboche (4410m)

Day 11: Dingboche to Chhukung Valley (4730m)

Day 12: Chukkung to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m)
Trek along the Imja Khola to Pareshaya Gyab, a pleasant site by a small lake with fine views of the Lhotse Glacier and Nuptse-Lhotse wall. You will reach the Base Camp of Imja Tse (Island Peak) today. Once the camp has been set up, you will be free to get your climbing gear in order and get organized for your ascent of the peak tomorrow, if the weather permits.

Day 13: Island Peak BC to High Camp (5700m)
If the weather permits, you will begin your climb today. The climb will take you to High Camp on a col at 5,700 m.

Day 14: High Camp to Summit (6189m) to Chukkung (4730m)
The climb starts early in the morning. Just below the summit, there is a steep climb and great care and caution must be exercised while scaling the wall to emerge on the ridge leading to the summit. After the summit, descend to the Base Camp and Chukkung.

Day 15: Chukkung to Dingboche (4446m)
Retrace your way back to Dingboche along Imja Khola. A most beautiful walk leads you to the camp ground amid the rhododendron forests of Thyangboche. A visit to the monastery is a must. The singular beauty of Ama Dablam standing isolated from all other mountains provide a spectacular backdrop and constant reminders of the height of Himalayan peaks.

Day 16: Trek Dingboche to Tengboche (3867m)

Day 17: Trek Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3445m)

Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m)

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu
Cost: Camping Trek
  • - 1 Person : USD 2700.00
  • - 2 Person : Per Person USD 2300.00
  • - 3-4 Person : Per Person USD 189900.00
  • - 5 or more : Per Person USD 1499.00
Cost: Lodge Trek
  • - 1 Person : USD 2100.00
  • - 2 Person : Per Person USD 1800.00
  • - 3,4 Person : Per Person USD 1575.00
  • - 5 Person or more : Per Person USD 1350.00
Camping Trek Cost Includes
  • - 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with 3 star bed and breakfast and 2 nights in Pokhara with 2 star hotel
  • - Permit fee of Hiunchuli peak
  • - Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking and Peak climbing period
  • - Food: Food for trekking and Peak climbing (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • - Staff: 1 Base Camp Guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen, 1 climbing guide and necessary porters
  • - Local transportation Airport-Hotel-Airport
  • - Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • - Park fees of Annapurna region
  • - Trekking crews of insurance
  • - Trekking allowance, food allowance for trekking crews
  • - Our service charge


Lodge Trek (Tea House)
  • - 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with 3 star bed and breakfast
  • - Permit fee of Himchuli Peak
  • - Meal: All meal during the trek best available hotel/lodges or tea house
  • - One experience trekking guide/Climbing Guide and necessary porters
  • - Park fees for Annapurna Region
  • - Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • - Insurance for Guide and Porters
  • - All accommodation during the trek best available hotel/guesthouses
  • - Airport-Hotel-Airport transfer
  • - Farewell dinner
  • - Our service charge


Cost does not includes:
  • - Personal equipment for climbing and trekking
  • - Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • - Climbing food
  • - Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • - Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • - Trekking Sleeping bag
  • - Personal expenses
  • - Tipping (Tips)
  • - Bar bills and beverage
  • - Departures taxes