Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek-20 Days

Island Peak climbing in Nepal not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region. Seen from the summit the giant mountains, Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse and Ama Dablam in the south add more charm for climbing Island Peak. The journey came to end at Lukla airstrip then we fly back to Kathmandu.

  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Group size: 02-08
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Trip Level: Moderate
  •  Max Altitude: (6183m./20285ft.)
  •  Activities: Trekking and Climbing
  •   Transportation: Private Vehicle and Domestic flight

  Meals: BB plan in Kathmandu and All meals during the trek and expediiton

  Accomodation: Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, teahouse basis accommodation while trekking and camping basis accommodation during climbing

Trip Introduction

Island Peak also known as Imja tse is clearly seen as a pyramid of ice and rock peak in Nepal. The mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a small col. The ridge rising to the south from this point leads to the summit of Island Peak. Island Peak climbing in Nepal not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region. Seen from the summit the giant mountains, Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse and Ama Dablam in the south add more charm for climbing Island Peak. The journey came to end at Lukla airstrip then we fly back to Kathmandu.

Utmost Adventure prepared the itinerary including trekking Gokyo Valley to Everest Base Camp and to Island Peak. This is the most popular climbing / trekking peak in Nepal. Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar is veering off the trail to Everest base came. We will enter the magnificent Gokyo valleys, a land of high altitude lakes and icy glaciers. After crossing Cho La (5,420 m / 17,778 ft) (except going to Gokyo valley and Chhukuma La Pass we proceed towards Everest base camp as well) we go towards the Khumbu glacier en route to Everest base camp (5,358 m / 17,575ft) and you can enjoy spectacular panorama from Kala Patthar at 18,192ft (5,545m.). Our route descends to Dignboche and goes to Chhukung valley and Island Peak (Imja Tse) Base camp.

Our highly skilled staffs and efficient office management would work towards giving you the best of experiences during your stay in Nepal. Our highly experienced & professional tour guides along with mountain guides ensure that our client’s safety is paramount at all times. We take care of safety whilst our clients are able to enjoy the stunning scenery and freedom of the mountains/Himalayas.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (1400m). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Morning flight to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2600m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 05: Namche Bazar (3440m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3870m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4389m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 08: Dingboche Acclimatization day. Overnight at Tea house Lodge.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 10: Lobuche to EBC- Ghorakshep (5190m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 11: Gorakshep to Pheriche (4910m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 12: Lobuche to Chhukung (4730 m)- via Kongma La Pass (5535m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 13: Chhukung to Island peak Base Camp (4970m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Pre climbing training and preparation day for the summit. Overnight at Tented camp.
Day 15: High Camp to Island peak (6183 m) & back to Base Camp (4970 m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 16: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3800m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 17: Pangboche to Namche (3440m). Overnight at Tea House / Lodge.
Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2830m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 19: Flight back to Kathmandu (1400m). Overnight at hotel.
Day 20: Departure

Note:
The itinerary can be adapted according to individual preferences. It is possible to add more days in Kathmandu, safari visit, rafting or cycling trips and similar.Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details.

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Accommodations

We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and in tea-houses during the trek. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Utmost Adventure will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, tea-houses at some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. While climbing we will provide twin-shared basis tent, mattress and sleeping bag.

Meals

All meals will be provided during trekking (On demand, we can arrange only breakfast during the trek and trekkers can order lunch and dinner individually from the tea-house menu). In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available . There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination (while camping fresh food cooked by our cook, meal will be pure vegetarian & Non vegetarian as per your choice.). Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, limited continental meals and Indian cuisine are common choices in the menu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

 

Island Peak climbing is a moderate climbing. Climbers / trekkers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail and basic climbing skills will consider this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It is a good idea to prepare for the Island peak climbing by jogging and exercising regularly at least for a month prior to the start. Climbing Ilsand Peak should be relatively fine for those who have experience in climbing/trekking in high altitudes. Determination, good physical health, positive attitude and average physical fitness are good preconditions for a successful accomplishment of the climbing. Past climbing and hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skills are required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Utmost Adventure before booking the trek.

Best Time to Travel

The best time for climbing Island Peak is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip. Although this Climbing can be undertaken during summer and winter but weather might not be suitable for everyone.

Day 01: Kathmandu (1400m):

Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu (1,400m). After time to get refreshed, evening you will meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and after meal briefing about your trip. Overnight at Hotel.

  •  Accomodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 30 Min
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation:

Today, morning we will ready after your breakfast to head on for our relaxing guided day trip to world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and visit the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding areas. We take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is place of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba), and can be seen the cremating body most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring surrounding area and visit Bouddhanath stupa an another pilgrimage centre which is most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise. After your lunch at Bouddha visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple covering wide range of area with highest point of Kathmandu valley and enjoy the 360 degrees of valley view. After exploring the surrounding areas visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is old royal palace of Kathmandu and can be seen lot of temple, architectures and Kumari (living goddess) and walk in a freak street and late afternoon back to hotel and evening briefing about your trip, what is your responsibility, what to do and does not in the trek? Introduce with our fellow trekking staff and chances to ask remaining question and simply relax at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

  •  Accomodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 03: Morning flight to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2600m): 

The 25 minutes flight gives you excellent views of high mountain ranges and beautiful valleys. Trek (about 3 hrs) to Phakding (2600m), passing through many Sherpa villages and points giving you a great view of the Kusum Kangru (6369m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 4
  •  Altitude: 2600m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m):

Early wake-up today because this is an exciting day.  First part is pretty easy.  It is a high altitude way so slow and steady walking will work best. Namche is the gate way to Everest region towers above the two great valleys named Dudh Kosi and Bhote Kosi. We pass through several villages and beautiful valleys along the Dudh Kosi River. As we reach to Manjo (2800m), we have to check-in using our entry permit. Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 3440m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Namche Bazar (3440m):

Acclimatization day which gives us time for a sightseeing tour or an excursion towards the villages of Thame or Khumjung, which have fantastic views of Mt. Thamserku (6608 m), Ama-Dablam (6856 m), Mt. Lhotse (8510m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Nuptse (7861m), Island Peak (6189m), Tobuche (6367m) and many other mountains. Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 3440m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3870m):

Walking about 5 hrs. Our journey starts with views of sunshine-lit Everest, Lhoste, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. We continue to a steep descent towards a bridge over the Dudh Kosi at (3250m), the deepest valley after Namche and before the Base Camp and then climb up a zigzagging path fringed by rhododendron bushes. We can see some superb mountain view towards Tengpoche, famous for its legendary monastery, being the largest in Khumbu. Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 3870m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4389m):

Walking around 5 hrs. An easy descent through the forest towards a suspension bridge over the Imja Khola river, then a steady climb up to Pheriche via Pangboche (3930m) that houses the most ancient monastery in the region and further to Dingboche. Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 4389m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: Dingboche Acclimatization day:

Explore to the Chhukung Village (4756m), great views of Lhotse, Island Peak, Kali Himal. Overnight at Tea house Lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 4389m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m): 

Walking about 5 hrs. The trail starts to be more challenging because of high altitude. After 3 hrs walking, the trail starts to get steep and we climb up to the Memorial Camp and continue to Lobuche. Visit to the Italian Research Camp, views of many mountains including Nuptse, Pumori (7165m), Khumbu Ice Fall etc. Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 4910m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Lobuche to EBC- Ghorakshep  (5190m):

Walking in the Khumbu valley alongside of Khumbu Glacier and after Ghorakshep walking either along or on the glacier.  It is difficult to breathe here due to high altitude and we spend some time at EBC than back to Ghorakshep. Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 5190m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Gorakshep to Pheriche (4910m):

About 6 – 7 hrs walk. Morning climb up to Kala Pathar (5545m – best view point) and trek down to Lobuche. Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 7
  •  Altitude: 4910m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Lobuche to Chhukung (4730 m)- via Kongma La Pass (5535m)

We cross Khumbu glacier then climb to Kong Ma La would be the legendary experience for you further to reach Chhukung. It takes around 6-7 hours and you will be walking in the highest part of the trip i.e. Kong Ma La Pass. Once you have crossed the Moraine then steep descend to Chhukung. Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Note: if we do not want to cross over Kong ma La, we can trek via Dingboche.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 7
  •  Altitude: 4730m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Chhukung to Island peak Base Camp (4970m):

As we make our way to Island Peak Base Camp, it is comfortable walk to the base camp. We will prepare basic climbing training courses in the afternoon. It is possible to make the Island Peak summit without any climbing experience but having past climbing experience will make you a stronger and more confident climber. Overnight at tented camp.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 4
  •  Altitude: 4970m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Pre climbing training and preparation day for the summit.

After breakfast we begin pre-climb training. Our professional climbing guide will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and harness, crampons, ascender. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. Although it is not required to have prior training for Island Peak Climbing, we believe that some training experience will increase your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience. We can spend rest of the day walking around or resting for the next days big climb. Overnight at Tented camp.

  •  Accomodation: Tented camp
  •  Hours: 3
  •  Altitude: 4970m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: High Camp to Island peak (6183 m) & back to Base Camp (4970 m):

Today is the big day you are looking for in the whole trip. We wake up around 1 am and take hot tea/coffee and breakfast. After short easy walk trail hit steep climb to the high camp. After the high camp we climb the rocky path then following snow path to the summit glacier. The guide fix a rope when and where it is required. While climbing through the rocky and glacier path fixed rope and man rope both will be used for safety. There are two newely formed crevasses where will be using ladders to cross them. After enjoying summit views and taking breathtaking pictures we descend to the base camp. Overnight at tented camp.

  •  Accomodation: Tented camp
  •  Hours: 10
  •  Altitude: 6183m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3800m):

Walking around 4-5 hrs, easy way down. Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 7
  •  Altitude: 3800m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: Pangboche to Namche (3440m):

Walking around 5 hrs. Overnight at Tea House / Lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 3440m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2830m):

Walking about 6-7 hrs. Quite a long, but easy walk. Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 2800m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19: Flight back to Kathmandu (1400m):

Morning fly back to Kathmandu. Free day for shopping. Overnight at hotel.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 1
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

Day 20: Departure

Transfer to the airport for final departure.

Note:
The itinerary can be adapted according to individual preferences. It is possible to add more days in Kathmandu, safari visit, rafting or cycling trips and similar.Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details.

  •  Accomodation: No
  •  Hours: 30 Min
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

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Date And Costs

The best time for climbing Island Peak is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip. Although this Climbing can be undertaken during summer but weather might not be suitable for everyone.

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Cost includes:
Airport-Hotel-airport pick up & drop by private car/van/bus.
Deluxe accommodation in 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included. (3 nights)
Kathmandu city Tours by professional tour guide and private car/van/bus
All your standard meals as per itinerary (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and Climb.
All hot drinks as per itinerary such as tea, coffee (4 times a day) during the trek.
Tented accommodation during the trek.
A local government license holder Trekking and Climbing Guide during the trek and climb.
The required number of trekking staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all trekking staffs.
Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit
TIMS
Island Peak Climbing Permit fees.
General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc.Down Jacket and duffel/kit bag by Utmost Adventure TrekkingSurface transfer from and to Kathmandu.


Cost does not includes:

Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
Your travel insurance (compulsory).
International airfare and airport departure tax.
Nepal entry visa fee (Multiple entry visa for US$ 40 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu. It requires 2 passport size photos.
Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment.
Tips for trekking staffs and driver. (Tipping is expected).
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price includes section.

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Utmost Adventure has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)

Personal Climbing gear:
Harness: A climbing harness should be lightweight and fully adjustable. Easy to put on and take off.
Ice axe: General mountaineering axe. Should be light and easy to use.
Crampons: It must fit boot perfectly and lighter is better.
Carabineers: Two large locking “pear” shaped 4 regular mountaineering carabineers
Prussik cord: You can use in many situation, carry couple more.
Ascenders: One left or right hand orientation, does not matter (Petzl)
Rappel device: Figure 8, ATC or similar. Very important to devices for descending.
Ascender / Jhumar: Must be comfortable to be use with gloves.
Helmet: It is very important to use while crossing areas through rock fall, ice cliff. Better light weight.
Walking pool: Adjustable types are the best, it will be very much helpful while walking through snow field or rocky trail.

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Toiletries
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items.

Head:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
T-shirts
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
Underwear
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feets:
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get asunburn
Anti-mosquito cream;
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Earplugs
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.