Island Peak Climbing
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Overview

Island peak climbing is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful trekking and peak climbing hub in whole of Himalayan. Located in the Everest/Khumbu region of eastern Nepal, Island Peak climbing is perfect for adventure lovers, enthusiasts of energetic and challenging treks. Standing at the maximum altitude of 6,160m, from here we get the most stunning view of Everest and other eastern Himalaya.

Island Peak Climbing Quick Summery

Island peak, also known as Imje Tse gets its name from its appearance. It looks like an island from distance, amidst the icy waters guarded by silver peaks.

We will go on an unforgettable journey that will take us to the Himalayan wonderland in the heart of Everest Basel Camp (5,375m) and Khumbu Valley. Island peak is one of the most famous peaks in the Everest region having majestic and high glaciated western face which rose from Lhotse Glacier.

The best time for venturing this adventure are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). It is feasible to climb even in winter months but not everyone has high threshold for cold, so these months are suitable in every sense.

Our skillfully created itinerary provides you with even more sightseeing of the youngest mountains in the world, keeping ample amount of time aside for adaptation and acclimatization. We embark on the trek only with the most experienced guides, so you are in safe hands.

Note: Peak climbing is a hobby that requires a lot of physical effort. Only someone in very healthy state of mind and body qualifies for the peak climbing. Nepal Eco Adventure will do anything possible for you trekkers to have the most comfortable, safe and exciting journey.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival to Kathmandu (1,400m approx.)

After you arrive in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), our airport representatives will gently receive you and drive you to your hotel through private car or a high-end tourist bus. Once you check-in, you can do as per your wish either explore to the city on your own, or, take a comfy rest at the hotel.

Day 2
Sightseeing of Kathmandu.

After a wholesome breakfast at hotel, we will begin our sightseeing of kathmandu valley. Mainly we will visit four popular tourist destinations today. All four have been recognized by UNESCO as world heritage sites. First, we will visit Pashupati Nath, the biggest and the most important Hindu temple in Nepal. From there we will visit Swayambhu Nath and Boudha Nath, two popular Buddhist shrines with peculiar and mystical gigantic stupas, accompanied by countless smaller stupas. We will spend the evening in old royal court of Malla Kings and later Shah Kings of Nepal. It is a beautiful old court which showcases the exquisiteness of middle age architecture of the valley

Day 3
Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding.

On third day, we’ll board a flight to Lukla (2810m), from TIA. You will be able to rejoice the sight of splendid hills, rivers and mountains during the 30 minutes long flight. On reaching Lukla airport, you’ll be introduced to your porter, and served a wholesome breakfast. After that, we will head north to Phakding (2620m). It is an easy 3 hour hike through the Dudhkoshi valley. We will head north from the airstrip to Chheplung (2700m) and cross the crystal clear Thadokoshi on a locally built suspension bridge. Past the bridge, you can witness Kusam Kanggru (6367m), which is one of the toughest mountains to conquer. Away from the ThadoKoshi, the trail continues towards the Ghat (2590m) and we will cross a ridge marked with painted Mani stones. We will carry on our mount to reach the beautiful tribal village of Phakding where you will stay overnight.

Day 4
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3445m)

On our second day of trek, we will head to Namche bazaar, celebrated village of Khumbu region. On our way to Namche, we will cross the winding Dudhkoshi River 5 times on thrilling suspension bridges, covered with colorful Buddhist prayer flags. Then, we will continue your climb, which will bring you to Jorsale. From there, it’s a two and a half hour ascent to Namche, with two major viewpoints on your way. If you’re lucky, on a clear day, you can relish the hypnotic view of Everest. At Jorsale, you will enter Sagarmatha National park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) where you’ll be required to verify your permits. After 5-6 hours of tough hiking, we’ll reach Namche Bazaar, chief economic hub of the region, also, gateway to Everest.

Day 5
Namche Bazar acclimatization day + walk to Khunde, Khumjung, and Everest view hotel back to Namche.

Adaptation to harsh geography and high altitude is vital before further continuing the ascent to avoid altitude sickness and other unwelcomed illness. You’ll be taken for a one day hike through the beautiful villages of Khunde and Khumjung. After getting back at Everest view hotel, you can go to look at the giant skull of so called mystical creature “Yeti”, in a monastery in the region. You can also savor at a bakery at world’s highest altitude. On a fairly clear day, you can view breathtaking view of peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam among others. The view of mountains from Everest View Hotel, is also commendable. After a nourishing breakfast at hotel, we will endeavor an hour long climb to the Syangboche airstrip (3790m), from where we will steadily ascend towards Khundu. On your way up, you can see century’s old Chorten (stone Buddhist monuments). From there, we will move eastwards to Khumjung, the largest settlement in whole Khumbu region, at the lap of holy peak of Khumbila. After savoring lunch at Khumjung, we will trail a slow climb to Everest View Hotel, from where you can again enjoy the view of Himalayans. The descend to Namche (3540m) is approximately 4/5 hours walk.

Day 6
Trek to Tengboche (3,870m)

After a healthy breakfast, we will begin our easy trek from Namche to Phunki. From there, we ascend towards Tengboche which is very famous for the holy Tengboche Monastery, the biggest in the region. We can visit the monastery while we are there and witness the religious ceremony. From here we can have a panoramic view of the Everest, Nuptse, Thamserku, Lhotse and Ama Dablam among others.

Day 7
Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m)

From here, we will go downhill to Debuche. We will cross the exciting suspension bridge over the Imja Khola and then climb to Pangboche. We will walk along thousands of Mani stones. From here, after walking from 5 hours we will reach the beautiful Sherpa settlement named Dingboche from here we can have beautiful view of Lhotse, Island Peak and Ama Dablam. We will sleep in a tea house overnight.

Day 8
Acclimatization day at Dingboche.

Today we will spend the day exploring the vicinity and adjusting to the high altitude. We can go for walks in the periphery and also explore the beautiful village of Dingboche and experience the exquisite Sherpa culture firsthand. From here, we can have majestic view of Lhotse, Island Peak and Ama Dablam.

Day 9
Trek to Chukung (4,720m)

We will head to the eastern side, gently uphill. It winds across the moraine from the Lhotse glacier. After trekking for around 3 hours, we will reach Chukung which is also known as the hidden valley. It lies in the base of the Island Peak. We will rest for the day on reaching Chukung and prepare for the big day tomorrow.

Day 10
Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m) and practice.

After making necessary preparations for the climbing, we will climb on to high camp from where we start our climb. At first, the path is handy, but from there, the path then turns green and then boulder strewn. We will begin the pre-climbing trekking after breakfast. We will get to know our climbing boots, ice axe, crampons and harnesses. The training will prepare and boost you for the climb next day. We will spend the night in base camp.

Day 11
Climb to Island peak and back down to Chhukung.

Today is our main day of adventure and the highlight of trip. If the weather is clear, we will start early morning for our climb to the altitude of 6,187m. We climb through the traverse to the right. After walking past the wide stone field, we will cross the ridge across the snowy glacier. After making our way to the top, we will spend some time there. We will take lot of pictures as well. We will climb down the same day and spend the night in a guest house in Chukung.

Day 12
Trek to Phortse village (3,985m)

Today’s trek will be much easier as we will go downhill to lower altitude. We will follow the same route along the Khumbu Khola and pass through the beautiful Sherpa villages of Orsho and Shomare. We can still enjoy the beautiful views of the Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtaiga, and Imja Tse river flowing.

Day 13
Trek back to Namche Bazaar

We will continue our trek down the Sherpa villages of Khumjung, leaving the mountains in the backdrop. We will walk down to the village of Namche bazaar, epitome of Sherpa culture. We will stay the night at a guest house in Namche.

Day 14
Trek down to Lukla (2830m)

It is around a 7 hours long walk downhill from Namche to Lukla. On this day, our time at exotic Sagarmatha National Park will come to an end. Following day, we will board a plane to capital. You will bid goodbye to this trek with a memorable walk down to Lukla.

Day 15
Fly to Kathmandu.

Early morning air trip from Lukla to Kathmandu, back to your hotel. (Day 12) Early morning, we will catch a plane from Lukla to Kathmandu. Don’t forget to pick a seat on the right side, to see the insatiable mountains again. On reaching Kathmandu, you will be escorted back to your hotel.

Day 16
Final departure.

Now, the time has come to leave this remarkable country. Our agents will take you to the airport from where you’ll board a flight to your next destination. Bid departure to this land of Himalaya with a plan to visit again. You are always welcome!!

What is Included

  • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
  • Three night standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruits every night after the dinner.
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works Sagarmatha National park entry permit & Trekker`s information Management System (TIMS) permit.
  • Peak climbing permit and other necessary fees.
  • Two nights twin sharing tent accommodation after Chhukung. Hygienic meals( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with tea and coffee, seasonal fruit or cane fruits.
  • Camping tent and climbing rope provided.
  • Lukla flight ( Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) including airport tax and pickup and drop .
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder trekking guide and climbing Sherpa, with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful porters with proper equipment (1porter= two people). with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation and insurance.
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel insurance company).
  • Use of sleeping bags, Down Jacket, Duffel bag and Walking Poles (to be returned after the trip).
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicle as per itinerary.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
  • Assistant guide group size above 5+ person.

What is Excluded

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa .
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek (i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
  • Desserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Battery charging and hot shower on the tea houses.
  • Personal climbing equipment can be hired $150 USD per person.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing tour entrance fees.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Lukla flight.

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FAQs

Can I get Nepal visa on arrival or online?

Yes, you can get on arrival tourist visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of people can obtain visa on entry to Nepal. There are some countries visa will needed to be organize prior to traveling. $25 for 15 days of visa from the date of issue, $40 for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days tourist visa. You need two photos.

You can apply online visa from 1st of March (http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/).

Does your company pick up from airport on arrival ? is that included pick up and drop?

Yes, our agency airport representative will pick you up from airport. We will be displaying our name card of Nepal Eco Adventure with your name on it. and when you finished you trip we will drop you to airport. Pick up and drop is complimentary from our company.

 When is the best time to visit Nepal?

Trekking at Nepal will be best during the seasons of spring and autumn. But according to the will of the trekkers, the trekking and visiting in Nepal can be managed. The trekking at the high altitude should be done during the summer time or September to November and March to May but the trekking at the low lands can be done at throughout the year.

 How difficult is trekking in Nepal?

The trekking in Nepal is one of the most interesting things that the visitors in Nepal want to do. The trekking will take the visitors of Nepal to different parts of Nepal. Generally, trekking in Nepal will goes for about 5 to 7 hours per day in every trekking but the toughness of the trekking will differ from its grade. There are different types of trekking grading from the easy, medium, challenging and demanding. Normally in Trekking covers 3000 meters to 8848 meters which has categories in various stage of grade. Expedition is challenging but trekking is normal and easy.

How fit do need to be for trekking? Will i be able to do it?

It depends on you; if you’re reasonably fit and enjoy walking then trekking is certainly  for you. Choose  the trekking route suites your fitness level. Obviously shorter treks are easier then longer ones, longer and bigger treks require a better standard of fitness. If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should try some longer day hikes.

 How long will be the trekking?

The trekking at the different parts of Nepal will be different according to the distance of the trekking destinations. Generally, there are different places where one can go for trekking and the duration of the trekking will generally goes for about 1 to 4 weeks. But the trekking at the different places like in city tours will be short but the trekking towards the base camp of the high hills will be generally long.

What is tea-house and camping trekking in Nepal?

In Nepal, generally we can do two types of trekking. In the teahouses trekking, we will do the trekking by resting the night at the lodges or the teahouses at different places of the trekking trails. The teahouses trekking at Nepal will be comfortable than the camping trekking because the trekkers should not have to take any tensions regarding the accommodation and foods.  But besides the teahouses trekking, camping trekking in Nepal is also equally popular. The camping trekking will be based on the trekking where the night will be resting at the camps, where we will set up our camps at the different parts of the trekking trails for our convenience.  We will have our meals at the camps and will rest the night at camps. As compared to the lodging trekking, camping trekking is a bit difficult.

What types of food will be served during the trekking?

While trekking in Nepal, meals are prepared in tea houses, good standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetable soaked in iodine water before cooked. The food along the trail will be simple and a mix of local and international cuisine. If the trekking is camping trekking, then the trekkers will mainly be served with the local foods of Nepal and as well as continental and western foods. Due to the lack of electricity and refrigerators along our trekking route you will eat a largely vegetarian diet. In Kathmandu you will find meals in good quality tourist restaurants. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

Does your company organize domestic flights, hotel booking and other services?

Yes. Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home. But domestic flight ticket, Kathmandu city tour, and you accommodation will be included in our package. If you like to organize individually river rafting, sightseeing tour, mountain flight, jungle safari can be organized according to your interest.

 Do I really need trekking guide?

While visiting to Nepal, trekking guides is almost mandatory to trekking in Nepal for everyone. When you hired one your trip will lot more informative and memorable. You get lots of knowledge about country. But if the trekkers is well experienced and have visited at different places of Nepal many times then s/he may not need the trekking guides. But trekking guide can play big role to make  your trekking They will provide information about the trekking destination along with its surroundings. Similarly, if any problems will arise during the trekking, then the guides will solve it easily and it will be rather difficult for the trekkers themselves to solve them.

Is trekking and travel safe in Nepal?

Yes Nepal is safe to Travel. Safety during the trekking or travel in Nepal is one of the prime concerns that every trekker or traveler want to know. In the past, Nepal has experienced political unrest, however since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) has brought this unrest to a close. but now there is the situation of peace and tranquility in the field of trekking as well as in whole Nepal.

Besides, the trekking stakeholders in Nepal are also forwarding several steps for the safety of the trekkers. Now after election democratic parties will lead the government and rule the nation that’s why the huge possibility has seen in safety. Yes. . There are pick pockets here, as you find in other countries so keep your belongings safe at all times. You need to take usual precautions as you would traveling anywhere in the world.

Do I need insurance for travel and trek in Nepal? Can I get it there?

You should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for  trekking up 5500m. General travel and medical insurance for travelling in to Nepal. we suggest you buy insurance policy in your country. we don´t have mountain rescue insurance over here in Nepal. Check with worldnomad.com they have good policy for Nepal.

 Is there any telephone/internet facilities, when we are on the mountain?

 In the way in most villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephone for international call. Popular trekking area like Annapurna, Everest and Langtang area there good coverage of cell phones. and there internet cafe some lodges have wifi service.

What do I need to carry on trek?

A porter will carry your luggage and that belonging to your room-mate. Your clothing and sleeping bag must be placed in plastic bags inside your rucksack which must not weigh more than 25 pounds (12 kg) in total. You will be able to leave clothes and other baggage at our hotel in Kathmandu while away on trek.

Each trekker will carry a small day-sack, fleece jacket, water proofs, warm hat, sunhat, sun-cream, water bottle (or camel back system), first aid kit and water purification kit.

 What in case of altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is one of the major problems while you will trek high altitudes trekking destination of Nepal. But there are certain measures that can be applied while trekking at the high altitudes which help the trekkers to avoid the altitude sickness. Besides, if it will affects to any trekkers then there are several provisions for the first aid and other medicines to recover. If the condition of the trekkers gets worst, then he will immediately transfer to the nearby hospitals.

What happens if there is an emergency?

Our guides are trained with first aid and have basic knowledge about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

 Do I need to bring First Aid Kit?

Our Guides carry a comprehensive medical kit. But you should bring your own personal kit and carry it with you when on the trek. It should contain antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, headache pills, diarrhea treatment, re-hydration salts eg Dioralite, Lemsip, plasters and Compede for blisters.

How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

we are aware about safety of female travelers. we completely guarantee the safety of the women travelling or trekking with us. We will give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking. we provide female friendly guide and porter. we are female friendly Company.

what currency should I bring to Nepal?

We advise you to bring US dollars /British pound s/Euros to pay for your visa, trip cost and other expenses. most major currencies are usually accepted also. It is always better to travel with US dollars.

Does Nepal has good quality banking facilities?

Nepal has reasonable banking facilities having branches of some international local commercial banks Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as Visa and Master card are broadly accepted. ATM is widely available in Kathmandu and pokhara. There are some ATM in bigger town on treks. when you go remote area idea to carry enough cash. some trekking area has bank and ATM, they might not be reliable.

How early should I book my trip?

We recommend you to book your trip in few month advance. Even you arrive and want to organize your trip we accommodate last minute bookings. However, for Trekking like Everest region we need to reserved the flight so we highly recommend earliest is best for us.

 What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 25% of total price as advance deposit to confirm reservation before arriving to Nepal and remaining balance of the payment shall be paid when you  arrive to Kathmandu.

What essential documents/items do I need to bring with me?

You must bring a valid passport (must be valid for up to 6 months, keep an extra photocopy just in case), a copy of your travel insurance, cash, flight tickets, emergency contact numbers of insurance and family members and any medications.

How much  extra spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will travel or trek. There is something you spend your money on throughout the trek other than the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, Hot shower on the trek, Tipping and shop round on the trek. On the other hand Kathmandu is a shopper’s paradise.. Frequently purchased items include hand-woven Tibetan carpets, hand knit woollen goods, hats, outdoor clothing and equipment, cashmere clothing, shawls, pashminas, Buddhist memorabilia, carved masks, puppets, wood carvings and jewellery etc. we suggest you to bring $200-$350 US dollar. You can only buy Nepalese Rupees in Nepal. There are ATM’s in Kathmandu where you can withdraw Nepalese Rupees Credit cards can be used to purchase expensive items but there will be an additional charge for this service.

 Is Nepal Eco Adventure guides/porters insured?                        

Yes our company trekking staff including guides, porters, cooks, Sherpas all of them are insured. we have bought insurance for all our staff from Neco Insurance. Their insurance cover up to $5000 USD.

 How much should I tip to my guide and porter?

Tips do not form any part of the wages of guides,porters and other trekking crews. but they are expected by the porters, guide, Sherpa and cook. it is a nice way of saying thank-you to someone who will play a large part in your trekking experience and who will prove invaluable to you on this trip. Our porters  and guides will be paid more than working for other big tour and trek companies. we suggest to tip 10-20% of total trip cost. This amount must be given in Nepalese rupee. The porters live in small hill villages several days walking from the nearest bank or money changer. I will suggest you to be generous about tipping job they have done for you.

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Trip Facts

  • Island Peak climbing
  • Strenuous+
  • 2-10 pax
  • March-May & September-December
  • 6189m
  • Aeroplane
  • NEA-NPC-04

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