Island Peak Climbing

21 Days

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Mark Pines

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May 22, 2014 B+Michael, USA   
Dear Tandi,
Thank you for your trekking service in Nepal. Our guide Mingmar Sherpa was outstanding! He took good care of us from Monday evening (when we landed late to Lukla)... Read More
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seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to widen their experience towards the peak climbing & expedition. This professionally designed Island peak climbing itinerary takes you to the acclimatization hike to the most popular trekking destination of Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar first for the close up views of Mt. Everest before scaling the pick. Island Peak was the name given to the mountain in 1952 by Eric Shipton’s who thought it to be reminiscent of an island in a sea of ice. It is also known as "Imja Tse" in Nepali Name. The Mountain is an extension of Lhotse Shar, and is located between the Lhotse and Imja glaciers, standing at 6,189m/20,305ft. After a trans Himalayan flight, We start our trekking from Lukla slowly up towards the Dudh Kosi valley, We across a Hilary Suspension bridge and start climbing up gradually towards a big hill to get Namche. We continue trek to Tengboche Pheriche and accommodate at high altitude in Gorekshep. After enjoying with magnificent views of Mt Everest and surrounding peaks, we continue descend to Chhukung to prepare for the ascent of Island Peak. After a day of walking from Chhukung we reach the Island Peak Base Camp to prepare for to attempt the peak. It may take an additional day or two to scale the peak depending on weather conditions. You will endeavor the summit (6,189m/20,305ft) after one night at the High Camp perched on the South West Ridge where magnificent vistas of the Khumbu can be seen from the top. For some people reaching to the summit from the base camp is a day activity. After a successful climbing, our trip comes back to Lukla and end after flying out from Lukla to Kathmandu in morning.

With Mountain Hiking & Trekking , you can expect the very best service and specialist knowledge on your Island Peak climbing expedition. All our Island peak clim [Island Peak Climbing in Nepal] bing expedition are led by experienced Local Sherpa guides, most of who have been to the summit of Everest itself.We provide you high quality tent for good night sleep in our Island peak climbing expedition . Hygienic & High quality meal, plenty hot drinks will be provided in our Island peak climbing expedition. For your assurance and safety we provide you medical kit bag for this expedition as well as free emergency helicopter rescue service on time. All your Island peak climbing gears will carry by our strong porter. We highly recommend you to just carry your small day bag with Camera & necessary items during trekking day.

We have been organizing this Island peak climbing expedition for 20 years. So, Our Island peak climbing itineraries are carefully designed to ensure you have adequate time to acclimatize comfortable thereby enjoying the successful expedition experience to the full.
Day 01 Kathmandu- 1340M (Arrival day and Transfer to hotel) - Hotel
Day 02 Full Day sightseeing of KTM Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath & Pasupatinath - Hotel (B/B)
Day 03 Flight to Lukla (2840M) & trek to Phakding (2800M)-Approx. 4/5 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 04 Trek to Namche (3440M) - Approx. 5/6 hrs –Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 05 Acclimatization in Namche or Trek up to Khumjung (3753M) - 3 hrs –Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 06 Trek to Tengboche (3860M) - 4 hrs –Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 07 Trek to Pheriche (4280M) - 5 hrs –Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 08 Trek to Lobuche (5020M) - 4 hrs –Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 09 Trek to Gorakshep (5170M) & Trek to Everest Base Camp – 6/7 hrs –Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 10 Trek to Kalapather (5364M) & back to Dingboche- 6/7 hrs –Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 11 Trek to Chukung (4743M) - 2/3 hrs (Climbing Training) –Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 12 Trek to Island Peak base Camp (Climbing Training) –Tent (B/L/D)
Day 13 Trek to Island High Camp-Tent (B/L/D)
Day 14 Island peak Summit & back to Chukung-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 15 Extra Summit day (In case due to bad weather) or Rest day after Summit or Trek a head- Lodge( B/L/D)
Day 16 Trek to Pangboche or Tengboche- 5/6 hrs –Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 17 Trek to Namche or Manju –5/6 hrs –Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 18 Trek to Lukla –5/6 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 19 Fly to Kathmandu & Transfer to hotel, relax day after Long Trip- Hotel (B/B)
Day 20 Reserve day (Incase flight cancelled due to Bad weather)- Hotel (B/B)
Day 21 Departure to Airport and Back to Home. (B)

B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Special price Offer  Group Size                                                  (2 night 3 days island peak climbing price only )

  1 person( Solo Trek) US$ 1999 per person                                   From chhukung to island peak and back to chhukung 
  2-6 person   US$ 1890 per person                                                    USD 899 per person cost includes: climbing guide
  6-12 person US$ 1799 per person                                                    climbing equipment,island peak climging permit
  12-16 person US$ 1699 per person                                                  food for 2 night 3 days,one porter                

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Price includes following services:
  • KTM International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Comfortable Car/van/ Hiace
  • Total 4 Nights DELUXE Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Kathmandu at standard hotel.
  • Round Trip( KATHMANDU-LUKLA- KATHMANDU) Flight fare for Guests & Guide with all taxes
  • Round Trip Land Transportation( Hotel- Domestic Airport- Hotel) by private Comfortable Car/Van/Hiace
  • English Speaking experienced Sherpa Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder Guide for whole Trek & island Peak climbing guide
  • Porter (1 porter Between 2 Person basis, Max 30 KGS per Porter) for Whole Trek
  • Everest National Park Trek Permit, TIMS card & Any required permits or Official Documentation
  • Full Board basis Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner- Self Lodges Menu Choice) as per above Itinerary
  • Selected Tea house Lodge/Guest house Accommodations in Twin Sharing during Trek( Shared Toilets/ bathroom)
  • Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guide in Whole Trek
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu City  (Swayambu nath, Buddha nath Stupa, Kumari temple/durbar square & paten durbar squrae  by tour guide and car/driver( 5-6 hrs tour)
  • Entrance fees of all sightseeing Monuments/temples/stupas during sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • First Aid Kid Box( for Normal Treatment only)
  • Island peak Expedition Permit fees
  • Equipments Charge of Climbing Sherpa
  • Garbage Clearance Deposit to NMA( we will pay our self for this Deposit)
  • 2 Nights Tented Accommodation, all meals during climbing, kitchen utensils, cooking Equipments
  • Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees
  • sleeping bag,down jacket,walking stick,water bottel

Complementary from Company (to our Valued Guests)

Trip Certificate( for memory of Nepal trip)
Porter Carrying kid Bag- Trekking bag for Porter



Price excludes following services: 

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa (US$ 30 or equivalent foreign currency for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days & US$ 100 or equivalent foreign currency for 90 days. you will also require 2 passport size photos.
  • Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu - keep $ 5 to 10 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts Etc in Trek
  • Tips for Guide & Porter( Not mandatory but expected)
  • Hot Shower, Battery Charges( Available in Trek with Extra cost or Free in some lodges)
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
  • Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above
  • Climbing Gears Full Set( Ropes, Plastic Boot, Ice- Axe, Safety belt, Caravinas, Gaiters,Jumar, 8 fingers & all necessary Equipments for Climbing)- US$ 150( if you want to Hire/rent)

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