Island Peak

Island Peak is the most climbed and popular trekking peak of Nepal lying at the Khumbu Region. The mountain got its name as Island because of its location as it is surrounded by plethora of mountains mainly by the Lhotse Shar (8,393 m). From the top of Island Peak (6,189 m) the view of mountains as far as Makalu (8,481 m) can be seen. Therefore, with view to promote the enthusiasm of mountaineering among the novice climbing lovers Karma Eco Adventure’s travel planners team knitted the Island Peak Climbing package. This mountaineering excursion has added advantage as well because climbers get chance to leave their footprints at the Everest Base Camp (5,364m).

The trip of Island Peak Climbing starts similar to regular Everest Base Camp Trekking from the contemporary gateway of Lukla Airport. Climbers along with the supporting climbing members of KEA ascend up to Dingboche following the route of Phakding, Namche, Namche Acclimatization, Tengboche (3,860 m) and Pangboche (3,985 m). Climbing Sherpa and crew members prepare for the ascent in the Island Peak base camp but the climbers are escorted to Everest Base Camp before heading to Island Peak.

After visiting the illustrious Everest Base Camp and climbing the Kalapathar (5,545 m) climbers will get enough time for the proper acclimatization as well. Ascent is considered as easy however meticulous walking is highly required. Climbers need to heed the instructions of our Sherpa and climbing guides for the safe and successful summit.

Before reaching the top of Island Peak climbers have to walk through steep edge facing the Lhotse Shar glacier vertically below. The top is comparatively spacious and you can take pictures for memory. Get the astounding scenery of Chhukung Valley, mountains and Lhotse Shar. All your hardship and pain endured on this voyage gets banished once you set your foot on the top of this pinnacle.

For more information feel free to inquire with Sherpa and climbing experts guide of Karma Eco Adventure.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (200m descend – 50m descend)

Day 04: Phakding – Namche bazaar (1000m ascent – 100m descend)

Day 05: Rest Day

Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (350m descend – 750m ascent)

Day 07: Tengboche – Dingboche (70 m descent, 580m ascent)

Day 08: Rest day

Day 09: Dingboche – Labuche (500m ascent)

Day 10: Labuche-Gorekshep – Kalapatthar/Ebc-Gorakshep (Ascent 650m, descent 385m)

Day 11: Gorakshep – Dingboche (200m ascentt, descent 700+m)

Day 12: Dingboche to Chhukung Valley:

Day 13: Trek from Chhukung valley to Island Base Camp:

Day 14: Submit Island pinnacle and trek down to Dingbuche:

Day 15: Spare day for the climbing incase of awful climate:

Day 16: Trek from Dingbuche to Namche Bazaar:

Day 17: Namche- Lukla (Ascent 950m, descend 250m)

Day 18: Lukla–Kathmandu

Day 19: Departure your destination

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

You will arrive on this day to Tribhuvan International airport, in Kathmandu. A representative from Karma eco adventure will transfer you at your hotel. You can take your time to stroll around and see the surrounding of your accommodation.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation

On this day we get busy with couple of things; one making the last minute paperwork for your trekking and second, sightseeing some rare UNESCO world heritage sites. Meanwhile, our backend staff will make ready all the permits to take along on the trail. Simultaneously, our guide will help you get acquainted with the country by taking you to different heritage sites. In the evening, you will be briefed about your trek either in your hotel or over the welcome dinner.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (200m descend – 50m descend)

The day starts early in order to catch an early morning flight to Lukla. The flights are completely dependent on weather conditions and earlier the flight the better it is. High chances that you will have your breakfast in Lukla and then begin your journey on the trails of Everest base camp. You will make your way through bustling town of Lukla sharing the trails with Yaks and mules. You will only trek for 3-4 hours as a warmup trek for days to come. Overnight in Phakding. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 04: Phakding – Namche bazaar (1000m ascent – 100m descend)

You will embark on the same undulating trail that you had left on the previous day. Immediately outside Phakding keep your eyes open while the trail traverses through the forest of Rhododendron, pine and fir as it is home of some wild habitats. On this day, majority of the trail stays on the banks of raging Dudh Koshi river. On several occasions you will we cross rustic suspension bridge that leads in and out of beautiful Sherpa village and hamlets. From Monjo you will make an entry in the Sagarmatha National park and soon you will be greeted by snow clad Thamserku 6608m. The final ascent to Namche Bazaar through sheer, crisscross and traverses through pine scented trail. This section of the trek is the most difficult section of the day. Overnight in Namche. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 05: Rest Day

This day is set aside for acclimatization. Although it is mentioned as a rest day it is recommended to remain active and ascend to higher ground and fall back in Namche. It is a very good day as well to explore the town its rich Sherpa culture and impeccable short hikes in the periphery. Namche is interesting village or town which has house built in cascading hills and looks like an amphitheatre from a distance. This is the most happening village throughout the Everest base camp trek or even in the region of Everest. On this day we hike to Syngboche airport; one of the high altitude, non commercial air strip. Depending on the weather conditions a short hike to higher ground and back will be done. Overnight in Namche. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (350m descend – 750m ascent)

You will walk through a dense forest of Rhododendron and Pine immediately past namche. This is the very community forest where you will hear yak bells zingle made by the grazing yaks. As we make our way on the trails through the forest of Rhododendron we have to keep our eyes open for Himalayan Thar and Musk Deer. The trail is almost gradual uphill but the final 2 hours ascent is tough and probably the most difficult section of the day’s walk. You will see some water charged mani wheels and some amazing views of twin peak, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and even Everest before even reaching the final destination. You arrive at Tengboche which is a wide open grassy flat land where resides Tenboche monastery; famous and one of the largest in the Everest region. Overnight in Tengboche. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 07: Tengboche – Dingboche (70 m descent, 580m ascent)

With every spur you take towards your final destination of the day, the mountains appear closer and get bigger. On this day you will leisurely walk down hill at first and slowly start climbing. The trail is almost uphill all the way to Dingboche from a stream namely Khumbu Khola. Walking almost 3 hours uphill you will reach Dingboche. You will be welcomed to the village by gorgeous view of Island peak 6189m, Peak 38 (7,591m) and Lhotse (8501m). We call it a day here and rest for the night. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 08: Rest day

Dingboche is a lovely place; even is such altitude it receives prolonged sunrise and the wind blows more calmly , compared to that of Periche. Acclimatization is again important at this elevation and will help you to cope up with rapid increase in elevation in days to come. Alike Lukla and although a rest day, you will spend a day in Dingboche hiking to nearby viewpoints or peaks or higher ground and fall back to Dingboche. It is uttermost important to stay active when in dingboche and try avoiding sleeping. You will trek around 400m most likely to Nangkartshang Gompa, an excellent viewpoint for mountains in Everest. Nevertheless, the hiking destination will be decided then and there by the guest and the guide. Overnight in Dingboche. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 09: Dingboche – Labuche (500m ascent)

Every single stem and the mountains look at a stone throw distance or within the reach of your palms. The views of Kantega, Ama Dablam and other mountains will definitely help you forget the pain of walking. The trail in not completely uphill but at times it gets horizontal as well. The terrain of today’s walk is barren and with no or very less vegetation. At one time, you will have to take a utter and nerve wrecking uphill to a memorial that commemorates mountaineer who lost their lives in 2001. This is the most difficult ascend of the day. Further you will ascent all the way to Labuche with the view of soaring Thamserku in front and smell of Rhododendron in the air. .Overnight in Labuche. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 10: Labuche – Gorekshep – Kalapatthar/Ebc – Gorakshep (Ascent 650m, descent 385m)

The trek is going to be slow and very tedious as you will be walking beyond 4000 meters. Most of the days initial trek traverses through the narrow gap between glacier moraine and the mountain. You will make a very small but difficult climb to more technically difficult moraine with the first sighting to Gorakshep. Gorakshep is a temporary hamlet just to serve trekkers trekking to base camp of the Everest. Moreover this place acts like the launching pad for the peak of Kala Patthar. We recommend you to visit Kalapatthar on this day as the sunset view is more beautiful. However, many people prefer Kalapatthar in the morning but it is not recommended due to the ruined view from sunrise behind the Everest. We either trek to Everest base camp or Kalapatthar and trek back to Gorakshep and spend the night. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 11: Gorakshep – Dingboche (200m ascentt, descent 700+m)

If you scaled Kalapatthar on the previous day, you will most likely hike to the first base camp of Everest on this day before you start descending to Dingboche. The trek to base camp is comparitively easier than Kalapatthar. However, you will ascend 200m the the base camp which will consume around 3 hours. After spending brief moments in Everest base camp we trek down for another hour to Gorakshep and further down to Dingboche in Next 3-4 hours. Overnight in Dingboche. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 12: Dingboche to Chhukung Valley

Subsequent to eating at stop, we begin our short trek to Chukung, today will simple day as it will take just around 3 hours to Chukum anyway we will stroll around to be more comfortable with the mountains and overnight at guesthouse.

Day 13: Trek from Chhukung valley to Island Base Camp

In the wake of eating at hold up, we begin our trek and now, our genuine climbing begins and it is not specialized until Base Camp thus, you don't should be stressed over anything, we settle the camp in Base camp and overnight at rose camp.

Day 14: Submit Island pinnacle and trek down to Dingbuche

We will begin our climbing at a young hour in the morning relying upon climate and once we submit then we trek down to Dingbuche and overnight at stop.

Day 15: Spare day for the climbing incase of awful climate

This is the extra day if there should be an occurrence of awful climate and we couldn't influence summit on booked day then we to will attempt this day too, and overnight at hold up.

Day 16: Trek from Dingbuche to Namche Bazaar

In the wake of eating at hold up, we begin our trek and now, we are trekking back to Namche Bazaar, a simpler plunge trekking going through rhododendron woods, Tengbuche is a little town with an acclaimed cloister offering you the marvelous perspective of Ama Dablam, green slopes and stream sees where we ceased for lunch then we will trek back to Namche, overnight at Lodge.

Day 17: Namche- Lukla (Ascent 950m, descend 250m)

Although we start early and it is all descend from Namche to lukla, it is claimed to be the hardest downhill in the entire Everest base camp route. The remorseless incline makes it difficult on the knees but there is always an option to slow down the pace and stroll easy. One you reach Benkar the trail is almost horizontal to Pakhding and further down, Lukla and very easy for the knees. Overnight in Lukla. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 18: Lukla–Kathmandu

We board an early morning flight on the world’s most adventurous before the weather is wrecked. With the views of the beautiful peaks on our right we head towards Kathmandu.

Day 19: Departure your destination

We will drop you by privet vehicle from your hotel to Tribhuwan International Air port.

 

Cost Includes
  • Airport pickups & drops in a private vehicle.
  • 3 nights Hotel accomodation at 3 star category in Kathmandu inclusive breakfast.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • Tented accommodation during the climbing.
  • Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek & climbing.
  • Welcome dinner at typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Domestic flights from (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English speaking, well trained & experienced trekking guide (leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers- 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
  • Down jacket  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits & Mera Peak climbing permit.
  • Good quality tents & kitchen utensils for camping.
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments.
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide).
  • All government and local taxes.
Cost Excludes
  • Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival (4 copies of passport size photo).
  • International airfare to & from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu (And also in case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet,  laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Personal climbing equipment.
  • Personal climbing guide if requested.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.
  • Tips for guide & porters

Price Details

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  • Trip Facts
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Max Elevation: 6,189m
  • Total Duration: 18 Days
  • Best Time: Spring & Autumn
  • Group Size: 2-12 Pax

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