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Region : Everest
Trip Duration : 19 Days
Max Altitude : 6,173m / 20,253 ft
Starts at : Kathmandu
Ends At : Kathmandu
Trip Grade : Challenging
Meals : Full board @ trek & breakfast in KTM
Accommodation : Teahouse, Hotel & Tent
Transportation : Private Vehicle & Flight
Details

Island peak, locally called Imja Tse is one of the most phenomenal expeditions in the Everest Region. At a height of 6,173 meters, Island Peak offers climbers the chance to get close-up views of numerous higher peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and others. This expedition also covers the whole of Everest Base Camp trek, which gives the climbers a sense of inspiration to complete the renowned Island Peak. This isolated and less climbed peak in the Everest region is a best choice for the adventurers who want to make it up to the summit of mountains once in their lifetime. Compared to other higher peaks in Nepal this expedition is slightly easier, however for the inexperienced this a very challenging journey. But rest assured, because we have just the right experts and guides to make your journey safe and comfortable. Be sure to keep exercising before at least 3-4 months before the journey and stay fit.

Island Peak expedition starts with a trek preparation at Kathmandu. We take a short flight to Lukla and our expedition officially kicks off. Passing through many remote villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pheriche and Lobuche we first explore the world-famous Everest Base Camp. After trekking back to Pheriche and onwards to Chukkung village we reach Island Peak Base Camp on 12th day of trekking. On 14th day after the trek kicks off, and the weather conditions works on our favor you’ll have officially conquered the Island Peak summit. Except from the mountains, the trek is also full of other adventures such as unique taste of local Nepalese foods, Sherpa Settlements, Cultural Sightseeing, Nepalese vegetations and a lot more.

Trip Highlights
  • Climb the popular Island summit.
  • Admire the splendour of Gokyo Valley's serene blue lakes.
  • Pass through the Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La Passes.
  • View peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and others up close from Kala Patthar.
  • Take note of the renowned Sherpas' vibrant culture and customs.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day in Kathmandu (1400m / 4593ft)

On your arrival, you’ll be greeted by our Airport Representative. They’ll transfer you to your accommodation and brief you about the journey ahead.

Day 2Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley (1400m) and Trek preparation day

Today, we visit some of the major UNESCO world heritage sights of Kathmandu. The locations of cultural and historical significance offer various opportunities to learn about items with Nepalese origins. Be sure to learn everything you can from your guides by asking them as many questions as you can. Trek briefing and preparation time for the evening.

Day 3Fly to Lukla (2860m / 9383ft) ~30 min; Trek to Phakding (2610m / 8563ft), 3 to 4 hours

Transfer to the domestic airport in the morning. You take a quick flight to the airport in Lukla and then climb toward Phakding. Today’s trek will be short, i.e. around 3-4 hours. Spend the night in a local teahouse.

Day 4Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m / 11286ft), 5 to 6 hours

After morning breakfast, we begin the hike towards Namche. Also known as the “getaway to Everest” this place provides you with some of the facilities like internet and banking that you might not be getting in the destinations ahead. Spend the night in Namche in a local lodge.

Day 5Namche Acclimatization & Rest Day (3440m / 11286ft)

As a standard procedure, we’ll be taking a rest day and acclimatize our body with the altitude. Go for a quick trek to one of the nearby sites to take in the mountain scenery. Take a stroll around the streets of Namche in the evening. Spend the night in Namche.

Day 6Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m), 5- 6 hours trek

After morning breakfast, we head towards Tengboche. The Himalayas’ most calm beauty will keep the adrenaline going as you hike through their tough terrain, little slopes, and hillocks. One of the main stops along the way is Tengboche Monastery, which you can also visit. Spend the night in a local teahouse.

Day 7 Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche (4240m), 4 to 5 hours walk

Today, we head onwards to the next village. Enjoying phenomenal mountain views and jungle walks, we reach a historical remote settlement of Pheriche. It takes around 4 to 5 hours of trek from Tengboche to reach Pheriche village. Spend the night at a local lodge.

Day 8Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4910m), 4 to 5 hours walk

We’re almost there. Today we get even nearer to the Base camp as we head towards Lobuche. If the weather favors you’ll get to see the views of a lifetime. Spend the night at Lobuche with an exciting day ahead.

Day 9Trek from Lobuche to EBC (5364m) via Gorakshep (5140m), 4 to 5 hours walk

Finally, today is the day. The hike will be slightly longer but surely worth a lifetime. We continue on to Everest Base Camp, which is 5364 meters above sea level. You’ll take part in an activity that the majority of explorers hope to do at least once in their lifetimes. . Take pictures, take the views all in and create a memory to tell the future generations. We’ll head back to Gorakshep and spend our night in a local lodge.

Day 10Trek Gorakshep to Kalapathar (5550m) and back to Periche 4240m, 6 to 7 hours walk

After breakfast we hike towards Kalapatthar (5,550m), meaning “Black Rock”, this viewpoint provides the best and unobstructed view of the entire range of peaks, including the Khumbu glacier and Icefall, the biggest in Nepal, as well as the Pumori (7,161m), Lingtren, Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,861m), Amadablam (6,812m), Khantega, and Taboche peaks. We head towards Periche to spend our night.

Day 11Trek from Periche to Chhukung 4730m 3 hrs Trek

We are finally near to the expedition. Passing through many obstacles and unpaved small roads, move onwards to the Chhukung village. Today’s trek will be of around 3 hours. Finally, we rest for the day at a local lodge at Chukkung.

Day 12Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp 5150m, 4 to 5 hours walk

On our 12th day of trek, we finally commence toward the peak. After 4 to 5 hours of walking we reach the Island Peak Base camp (5150 m). We rest for the day enjoying the phenomenal views. The experts with you will brief you about the journey ahead in the evening.

Day 13Trek from Base Camp to High camp, 4 to 5 hours walk 5600m

Its time to commence toward the High camp. The trek gets tougher as we gain altitude, so we take it slow and steady. If the weather is clear the mountainous views will get even more heavenly. Spend the night at a tent in High Camp.

Day 14 Island peak summit 6173m and back to Base Camp, 4 to 5 hours walk

Finally, after our long journey we reach the summit of infamous Island Peak. Situated at 6173 m from the sea level, Island peak provides mesmerizing views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many other mighty mountains. We head back to the base camp after enjoying the views.

Day 15Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3950m), 6 to 7 hours walk

Early morning, we head back to Pangboche village. Walking through snowcapped roads, the scenic views along the way will keep entertaining you. Spend the night at Pangboche.

Day 16 Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar, 6 to 7 hours walk

After morning breakfast, we descend towards Namche. Enjoy the facilities of internet, warm water and local restaurants. You can also shop for souvenirs to take back home in local shops. Spend the night in Namche Bazaar.

Day 17Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, 5 to 6 hours walk

Today is the last day of our Island Peak Expedition, and we will return to Lukla. Due to its landscape, Lukla airport is also considered as one of the most fascinating airports in the world. Stay in Lukla for the night.

Day 18 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Finally, after long days of hike we’ll take a short flight back to Kathmandu via Lukla airport. You’ll be transferred to your accommodation via a private vehicle. You’ll have the rest of the day free for packing or strolling through the streets of Kathmandu. Stay the night at the hotel of your preference.

Day 19Free day in Kathmandu

Today, you’ve got a free day. You can rest at the hotel or visit some cultural heritage sites around. In the evening, we’ll organize a farewell dinner for you. Spend the night at your hotel.

Day 20Departure day from Kathmandu (1400m)

At last the trip comes to an end. We’ll drop you at the airport 3 hours prior to your flight. Hope the journey was fruitful and you’ve created the memories of a lifetime. We’ll meet up when you return to this quaint, stunning, and wonder-filled nation. Farewell.

Include / Excludes

Price Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop
  • 2 nights accommodation in Apsara Hotel, Kathmandu or Similar - 3 Star Standard (Breakfast Included)
  • 2 nights accommodation in Hotel Batika, Pokhara or Similar - 3 Star (Breakfast Included)
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu transfer on a Deluxe Tourist Bus
  • Pokhara-Siwai Drop and Siwai-Pokhara Pickup on a private vehicle
  • 6 nights accommodation in Local Tea Houses during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
  • Accompany of Licensed English-speaking trekking guide for the entire trip. (Trained in First-Aid and Emergency Evacuation)
  • One porter for every two clients (13 Kg luggage per person)
  • A cup of tea/coffee (three times a day) and seasonal fruits after dinner on the trek
  • Attach bathrooms and hot showers wherever available
  • Trekking permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit for the trek.
  • First-Aid box with medicines (Carried and handle by the guide)
  • All applicable government charges

Complementaries

  • Farewell dinner in a fine restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Certificate of Adventure after the completion of the trek.
  • Chlorine solution/tablets for water purification on the trek
  • Complimentary Duffel bag, Access T-shirt, and Map of Trekking area as souvenirs
  • Free service of borrowing Down Jacket and Sleeping bags, (rated up to - 20 degrees Celsius)
  • Arrangements for Emergency Helicopter evacuation services (paid by your Travel insurance company)

Price Excludes

  • Nepal Visa and International air-tickets
  • Travel Insurance - must cover helicopter evacuation, medical expenses, and Trip Cancellation charges (Compulsory)
  • Meals in Kathmandu except for breakfast and farewell dinner
  • Personal equipment and other expenses such as beverages, confectionaries, laundries, etc.
  • Extra meals, extra porterage service (if you need), Wi-Fi, charging of your electronic devices, etc.
  • Tips to your guide, porters, driver and other field staff as a token of appreciation
  • Any other expenses or charges not mentioned in the “Trip Includes” list
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April 30, 2024

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