Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing Overview

Price:- $2455 
Difficulty:- Challanging

Trip Length:- 17 Days 
Group Size : 2-10 Pax

Activities : Trekking, Sightseeing, Peak climbing

Best Month : March-May\ September -December

Transportation : Private Car & Flight

Accommodation : Hotel, Lodge and Tent

Style : Tea house\Camping

Max Elevation : 6,189m/20,305ft

Meal : Breakfast in Kathmandu and Full board meals during the trek

Trip Route : Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche-Dingboche-Chukung-Island peak-Namche-Lukla-Kathmandu

Island Peak Expedition is an admired peak expedition experience in the Everest region of Nepal. Rising 6,189m above the sea level, Island peak (also known as Imja Tse) is beautifully located in the middle of Chhukung valley, on top of the Chhukung Glacier between Mt. Lhotse and Ama Dablam. This peak, coming down as an extension of the ridge from the southern end of Lhotse Shar, sits like an island in the sea of ice. Therefore, it was named Island Peak by a climbing team of Eric Shipton in 1953. This peak is the best trekking peaks for adventure climbing.

 

33 peaks in Nepal are officially opened as trekking peaks. Among them, trek toIsland Peak is considered the most enlivening experience as this 250m rope climb to the apex not just offers spectacular views of the Himalayan range but also the pristine culture, tradition, and religion of the Sherpa people en route. The Island Peak summit offers a majestic view of peaks like Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse Middle, and Lhotse Shar (all over 8000m) forming a semi circle in the north while Mt. Makalu greets you in the east and Baruntse and Ama Dablam in the south. The trail also offers an exclusive opportunity to experience glacial moraines (Imja and Lhotse), suspension bridges, monasteries, prayer rocks, colorful settlements decorated with flags, and Sagarmatha National Park that features varieties of rare flora, fauna and birds. In addition to this, the warm hospitality offered by the Sherpa people makes the trail more enjoyable.  

 

Moreover, if you are looking to get the best value for your money, then there are two best times to climb Island peak: mid March-May (Spring) and mid September-November (Autumn), as the weather is comparatively warm and the view of the mountains is crystal clear. If you are planning your trek in winter (December-February), be ready to bear the chilling cold.

 

This trek is difficult, but not technical. Therefore, a physically fit and acclimatized person (amateur or serious climbers) with basic technique and information on mountaineering can opt for this trek in the Khumbu region. Those looking for more of a challenge can try another package, that is, Everest Base Camp with Island peak climbing. Moreover, climbing Pisang Peak is also another excellent selection of thrill seekers.

 

Moreover, the cost of Island peak climbing packages offered by Adventure Mountain Explore Treks & Expedition is very much affordable for every  climber seeking the most competitive rates ever.

 

Please Note: Due to obstructive weather conditions (even during the best trekking seasons), sometimes they may announce sudden changes regarding the previously provided domestic flight schedule to and from Lukla. Your plane many be delayed for a few hours or even few following days, entirely depending upon the weather condition. Therefore, Adventure Mountain Explore Treks & Expedition, kindly requests all the trekkers to add a few extra days to your plan. Nevertheless, if everything goes well, we can also make arrangements for you to enjoy other attractions like bungee jumping, jungle safari, rafting, shopping and so on.

 

Furthermore, trekker’s safety is always the top priority in any trek. Therefore, the team leader on duty is given every authority to make changes in the itinerary provided in case of unexpected weather change, the unsuitable health condition of a group member or an unforeseen natural disaster. If needed, team leader might also cancel any part of the itinerary. Hence, in such a situation we request you to co-operate with our team leader and remain flexible.

 

 

Trip Itinerary

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trip preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft)

Day 05: Acclimatize day at Namche

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,867m/12684ft)

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft)

Day 08: Acclimatized day

Day 09: Trek Chhukung( 4,730m/15,518ft)- 3 to 4 hrs

Day 10: Trek to Island Peak Base camp (5,200m/17,060ft), 3-4 hours

Day 11: Island Peak High Camp (5,600m/18,372ft), 2-3 hours

Day 12: Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft) & return back to Chhukung, 8-10 hours

Day 13: Trek to Khumjung (3,780m/12,401ft)

Day 14: Trek to Namche (3,440m/11,283ft), 4-5 hrs

Day 15: Trek to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)

Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 17: Final departure

 

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